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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.

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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.

    NBA Draft Round 1 Preview With Sam Vecenie. Plus: Looming CFB Conference Realignment.

    NBA Draft Round 1 Preview With Sam Vecenie. Plus: Looming CFB Conference Realignment.

    Russillo shares his thoughts on college football conference realignment (0:35) before talking with The Athletic's Sam Vecenie about the upcoming NBA draft and running through almost every first-round prospect (10:15). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:04:40).

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guest: Sam Vecenie
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Top NBA Offseason Stories and Rumors, Plus NBA Champion Bobby Portis

    Top NBA Offseason Stories and Rumors, Plus NBA Champion Bobby Portis

    Russillo shares the biggest offseason NBA story lines (0:27), before talking with NBA champion Bobby Portis about the title celebration, the Finals series, Bobby’s NBA journey, what’s next, and more (23:30). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:35).

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guest: Bobby Portis
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Post-Title Media Lunacy, Plus: Dan Patrick

    Post-Title Media Lunacy, Plus: Dan Patrick

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the sports media frenzy of overreactions and hyperbole following a championship (0:40), before talking with sports media legend Dan Patrick about his time at ESPN, covering Michael Jordan, partying with Dennis Rodman, confronting A-Rod, debating David Stern, all-time worst interviews, leaving ESPN to build something new, and much more (14:10). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:30).

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guest: Dan Patrick
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti 
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Five Big Finals Stats, David Bakhtiari on Aaron Rodgers and More, Plus Going Abroad With Big Cat and Kevin Clark

    Five Big Finals Stats, David Bakhtiari on Aaron Rodgers and More, Plus Going Abroad With Big Cat and Kevin Clark

    Ryen opens with how he accidentally bought some women’s clothes before getting into five significant Finals stats (0:45). Then, he chats with Packers Pro Bowl tackle David Bakhtiari about chugging beers at Bucks games, his unusual path to the NFL, and what’s going on with the Aaron Rodgers situation (14:10). Next he brings on two F1 experts—Barstool’s Big Cat and Kevin Clark—for a new edition of Going Abroad (40:00). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:50). 

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guests: David Bakhtiari, Dan “Big Cat” Katz, and Kevin Clark
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Chris Paul Game 4 Theories, Plus Anthony Slater on the Finals and Warriors Trade Ideas

    Chris Paul Game 4 Theories, Plus Anthony Slater on the Finals and Warriors Trade Ideas

    Who was more mad about Chris Paul’s Game 4: Chris Paul or Russillo? Ryen breaks down the idea that CP3 is uncomfortable in big moments and speculates on what version we'll see in Game 5 (1:00). Next, he chats with The Athletic’s Anthony Slater about Giannis’s ridiculous Finals, Chris Paul’s up-and-down playoffs and what the Warriors will do with James Wiseman and their two lottery picks (10:15). Then, Ryen discusses The Ringer’s excellent new narrative podcast, 'What If? The Len Bias Story,' with reporter and host Jordan Ritter Conn (33:25). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted life advice questions (49:00). 

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guests: Anthony Slater and Jordan Ritter Conn
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Conor’s Last Stand? Plus: ‘Mare of Easttown’ Creator Brad Ingelsby

    Conor’s Last Stand? Plus: ‘Mare of Easttown’ Creator Brad Ingelsby

    Russillo shares his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s injury in his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, and all the speculation around McGregor's future (0:45) before talking with screenwriter-producer Brad Ingelsby about his industry origins and some of his work, including ‘Out of the Furnace,’ ‘The Way Back,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ [Warning: SPOILERS!] (9:00). Then Ryen and Ceruti discuss Italy’s UEFA Euro Final win over England (47:00) before Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:02:30).

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guest: Brad Ingelsby
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti 
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    • 1 hr 39 min

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