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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. 

    Angelo Cataldi on Three Decades of Hosting Sports Radio in Philadelphia

    Angelo Cataldi on Three Decades of Hosting Sports Radio in Philadelphia

    Bryan Curtis is joined by longtime sports radio host Angelo Cataldi to talk through his career in media, which has lasted over three decades. They discuss transitioning from print journalism to radio, how to grow an audience while keeping your fan base, the format and schedule behind each show, the impact WIP has had on Philadelphia, and his upcoming retirement.

    Host: Bryan Curtis

    Guest: Angelo Cataldi

    Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    NBA Finals Media Takeaways. Plus: Has the Podcast Conquered Music in the Car?

    NBA Finals Media Takeaways. Plus: Has the Podcast Conquered Music in the Car?

    Bryan and David are back to discuss the last of the 2022 NBA Finals after the Golden State Warriors took home the championship. They revisit the NBA bumper music and highlight Game 6’s playlist, recap the Steph Curry debate, and touch on the biggest winner of the Finals—Draymond Green (5:36). Later, they weigh in on Jemele Hill’s tweet discussing the transition from music to podcasts and audiobooks in the car (21:26). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

    Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes
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    • 39 min
    Mike Breen on Coming Back From COVID and Calling the NBA Finals.

    Mike Breen on Coming Back From COVID and Calling the NBA Finals.

    Bryan is joined by play-by-play announcer Mike Breen to discuss his career transitioning from radio to television, the differences between calling regular-season and postseason NBA games, working in a three-man booth alongside Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, and the responsibility that comes with calling the Finals.

    Host: Bryan Curtis

    Guest: Mike Breen

    Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes
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    • 52 min
    The Washington Post Social Media Saga, Plus the NBA Finals in Tweets

    The Washington Post Social Media Saga, Plus the NBA Finals in Tweets

    Bryan and David break down the dispute between 'Washington Post' staffers on social media that resulted in the firing of reporter Felicia Sonmez. They discuss the repercussions of the situation, and how this affects the 'Post' and other newsrooms (7:39). Later, they touch on all the tweets following Game 4 of the NBA Finals, from Steph Curry doubters to Draymond Green's podcasting (26:09). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained Pun Headline.

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

    Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes
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    • 44 min
    ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg on Covering the LIV Golf Tournament

    ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg on Covering the LIV Golf Tournament

    As drama swirls around the PGA and the new LIV Golf Tournament, ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg joins from London to get Bryan Curtis caught up to speed on all the action. They discuss how the LIV Golf Tournament came to be, why this story matters, why the PGA is facing an “existential threat,” and why LIV Golf is financed by the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia.
    Host: Bryan Curtis
    Producer: Troy Farkas 
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    • 42 min
    NBA Finals Audio Fun. Plus: Dieter Kurtenbach on Covering the Games.

    NBA Finals Audio Fun. Plus: Dieter Kurtenbach on Covering the Games.

    With the absence of Mike Breen from the past few NBA games, Bryan and David have some audio fun and highlight different broadcast styles (4:16). Then, they are joined by sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach to discuss covering the NBA Finals and reporting on the Golden State Warriors (29:05). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.

    Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker

    Guest: Dieter Kurtenbach

    Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes
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    • 54 min

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