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The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between. 

    Jon Krakauer on the 25th Anniversary of ‘Into the Wild’

    Jon Krakauer on the 25th Anniversary of ‘Into the Wild’

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by Jon Krakauer, author of ‘Into the Wild,’ for its 25th anniversary. They discuss the story of Christopher McCandless, the book's impact on McCandless's story and Krakauer, and what has unfolded in the 25 years since.

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
    Guest: Jon Krakauer

    • 1 hr 15 min
    President Trump Impeached for the Second Time

    President Trump Impeached for the Second Time

    Trump has become the first president to be impeached twice. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker reflect on Pence’s decision not to invoke the 25th amendment, discuss the representatives involved in today's process, and consider the ramifications of impeachment.

    • 28 min
    Impeachment Week Is (Maybe) Here. Plus, ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr.

    Impeachment Week Is (Maybe) Here. Plus, ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr.

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the possible impeachment of President Trump … again. They weigh in on the Democrats' decision to file an article of impeachment and then make the case for both sides for impeaching President Trump (3:15). Later, they switch gears as ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. joins to discuss the Manti Te’o saga that involved Te’o becoming a victim of catfishing (27:45). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained Pun-Headline.

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
    Guest: Don Van Natta

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Twitter Bans President Trump

    Twitter Bans President Trump

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker react to the news that Twitter has banned President Trump permanently from their platform. They reflect on Trump’s relationship with Twitter, the media’s reaction to the news, and the timing of the ban.

    • 29 min
    More on the Siege of the Capitol. Plus, The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins.

    More on the Siege of the Capitol. Plus, The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins.

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dive deeper into yesterday's events, where Trump supporters rioted and stormed the U.S. Capitol. They break down the aftermath and discuss everything from Trump being deplatformed to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying his piece (0:25). Later, journalist McKay Coppins joins to discuss his perspective on the siege, Mitt Romney's response, and what we can expect from the media moving forward (26:32).
    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
    Guest: McKay Coppins

    • 1 hr 6 min
    A Mob Storms the U.S. Capitol

    A Mob Storms the U.S. Capitol

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Trump supporters rioting and storming the U.S. Capitol. They break down what we’re witnessing, how politicians are reacting, and how the media is covering the situation.

    • 31 min

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