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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. 

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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. 

    Trump at CPAC and Coronavirus Celebrity Books

    Trump at CPAC and Coronavirus Celebrity Books

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down Trump’s first post-presidency speech at CPAC this past weekend (3:25). Later they weigh in on the new stage of the pandemic that features celebrity-authored coronavirus books (25:30). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

    • 42 min
    How Tiger Woods’s Accident Was Covered. Plus: Listener Mail.

    How Tiger Woods’s Accident Was Covered. Plus: Listener Mail.

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the news of Tiger Woods’s car accident and how the media decided to cover the story (6:10). Then, they open some Listener Mail and answer your questions about Twitter’s new features, favorite journalism movies, and much more (27:20). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

    • 57 min
    Andrew Cuomo in Trouble, Ted Cruz in Cancun

    Andrew Cuomo in Trouble, Ted Cruz in Cancun

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down how two politicians are finding themselves in trouble amid national disasters. They discuss Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes in New York throughout the pandemic (2:20) before weighing in on Ted Cruz’s trip to Cancun amidst a winter storm that left millions of Texans without power, food, and/or water (21:20).

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

    • 46 min
    Rush Limbaugh's Legacy

    Rush Limbaugh's Legacy

    Bryan and David take a look at the controversial legacy of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh following his death. They examine how the conspiratorial and bigoted nature of his personality left a lasting impact on conservative politics and media.

    • 36 min
    How to Cover a Snowstorm and the Case of TJ Ducklo

    How to Cover a Snowstorm and the Case of TJ Ducklo

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about why local media is essential when it comes to covering things like the Texas snowstorm (2:31). Then they discuss the case of TJ Ducklo and how a media ethics story became a White House scandal (20:22). Plus, some Overworked Twitter Jokes and Strained-Pun Headlines.

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

    • 43 min
    Mitch McConnell and Impeachment With Matt Jones. Plus, Listener Mail.

    Mitch McConnell and Impeachment With Matt Jones. Plus, Listener Mail.

    Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by author and creator of Kentucky Sports Radio Matt Jones to discuss his book ‘Mitch, Please! How Mitch McConnell Sold Out Kentucky (and America, Too)’. (4:05) Later, on Listener Mail, they answer the question "If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?" (37:32) Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
    Guest: Matt Jones

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

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What ever happened...

What ever happened to addressing the Ringer’s treatment of its union? It sure seems like it’s a media story how Simmons is treating his staff and hiring outside contractors. Just saying

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One of the most thoughtful & pun-filled podcasts out there, made better by the chemistry, humor, & friendship shared by the hosts. Keep up the fantastic work & please keep the strained puns flowing!

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I'm updating my five star review to five stars

I can't seem to give more stars than that. Thank you Podfather for giving us your many many fruits, including Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker's podcast. I love Bryan's interviews. I love Bryan lovingly interviewing David every time and David awkwardly coming around to some surprising profundity. Thanks for regularly reminding me of Molly Ivans Texas.

My original review is pasted below and still applies. I'm 💯 I do not enjoy watching any TV but I need somebody to tell me what those insane people are blathering on about. Keep it rolling guys.

Original review:

Title: TV makes me want to puke

Thank God these two are out there predigesting it for me.

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