102 episodes

From Defector. Former Deadspin writers Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested, horrifying takes from sports talk radio that need to be broken down, etc. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

The Distraction: A Defector Podcast Stitcher

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From Defector. Former Deadspin writers Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested, horrifying takes from sports talk radio that need to be broken down, etc. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

    Yay It's Our 100th Episode!!!

    Yay It's Our 100th Episode!!!

    The Distraction Producer Brandon Nix joins Drew and Roth to recap some of the most memorable moments of the show, least favorite Mets players and remember some backup QB's. Plus, the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 45 min
    I'm A Vibe Believer (with Lindsey Adler)

    I'm A Vibe Believer (with Lindsey Adler)

    The Athletic's Lindsey Adler joins Drew and Roth to discuss her dog, the Yankees world series chances, trading for Juan Soto and Jimmy Garoppolo. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 50 min
    What Do You Wanna Do Bro? (with Justin Halpern)

    What Do You Wanna Do Bro? (with Justin Halpern)

    TV Writer and Producer Justin Halpern joins Drew and Roth to discuss the San Diego Comic-Con, the first half of the 2022 MLB season, how MLB should market their stars and Abbott Elementary. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 48 min
    Where Would We Be As A Society If It Wasn't For Ray J (with Kazeem Famuyide)

    Where Would We Be As A Society If It Wasn't For Ray J (with Kazeem Famuyide)

    MSG Network's Kazeem Famuyide joins Drew and Roth to discuss what the Brooklyn Nets should do with Kevin Durant, New York Knicks free agency moves and WWE vs AEW. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 47 min
    Is It Actually Better To Be The 22nd Best Team In The Big 12? (with Ben Mathis-Lilley)

    Is It Actually Better To Be The 22nd Best Team In The Big 12? (with Ben Mathis-Lilley)

    Slate's Ben Mathis-Lilley joins Drew and Roth to discuss the pros and cons of USC and UCLA joining the Big 10. How the Big 10 news will affect the Pac 12 and the Big 12. Plus, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 54 min
    No Plays Off!

    No Plays Off!

    Drew and Roth deliver a vacation episode where they discuss Hollywood impressions, Guy of the Week and the Funbag! Visit Defector.com.

    • 36 min

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