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NBA Draftapalooza: Kyrie Drama, Paolo to Orlando, and OKC Gets Frisky

Bill and Ringer NBA staffers discuss everything happening on draft night

Paolo Goes No. 1! Behind the Surprise Decision With Magic President Jeff Weltman, Plus More NBA Draft Observations.

Plus, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions

The End of Roe v. Wade Changes Everything

Derek examines the potential widespread ramifications of Friday’s landmark decision. We also rerun an interview with New York Times journalist Margot Sanger-Katz.

‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 Reactions

Steve and Jomi are back to dive into the third season of Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Episode 6 Deep Dive

Mal and Joanna discuss the finale, Leia’s involvement in the season, and fandom as a whole

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Will the Real Tim Heidecker Please Stand Up?

Most know him for ‘Tim and Eric’ and his surrealist brand of humor. But this week, he’s back with ‘High School,’ a new album that may change what you think when you hear the name Tim Heidecker.

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Chet Holmgren Discusses His Draft Process and NBA Future

Wos and Chet also break down his fashion style and shoe game

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Why Air Travel Is a Hot Mess Right Now

Derek and Scott Keyes break down the origins of the airline industry shortage and its effects

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‘Ms. Marvel’ May Be Different From the Comics, but It’s Integral to the Future of the MCU

A lore-filled third episode answers some unknowns about Kamala Khan’s powers while linking her adventures more tightly to the MCU’s future in Phase Four and beyond

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NBA Draftapalooza: Kyrie Drama, Paolo to Orlando, and OKC Gets Frisky

Bill and Ringer NBA staffers discuss everything happening on draft night

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The Biggest Needs for Every Team in the 2022 NBA Draft

The trades are coming in fast and furious ahead of draft night. We examine the Jerami Grant deal, the Lakers trading into the draft, and offseason outlooks for all 30 teams.

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Top 50 Prospects in the 2022 NBA Draft

Cramming for draft night? Get to know this year’s class with our updated rankings, in-depth scouting reports, and player comps.

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It’s Time to Let Aliens Lead, Once and for All

From Chewbacca on down, the disrespect is palpable

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2022 Final NBA Mock Draft: Latest Trade Rumors and Intel

Could the Rockets trade up to no. 1 to grab Paolo Banchero? Plus, the buzz on Jaden Ivey, potential deals inside the lottery, and more.

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‘Westworld’ Comes Back Online

The fourth season of HBO’s dystopian sci-fi drama arrives after consecutive season finales with declining TV ratings. Now the question is: Is enough of the ‘Westworld’ audience still willing to put in the work?

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Inside the Brilliant, Heartbreaking First 10 Minutes of ‘Up’

"We figured the best way to make the audience understand—and care—would be to connect his house to a relationship, and unfinished business," says director Pete Docter

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‘The Thing’ and ‘Blade Runner’ at 40: The Day Sci-fi Hit Its Peak

Forty years ago this week, two science-fiction films released on the same day but failed to live up to box office expectations. They later went on to achieve cult status, cement the legacy of their directors, and inspire countless other entries in the genre.

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The Alien Sidekick Matrix

From TV to movies to video games, alien sidekicks are some of the best pop culture friends you can find. But who’d be most fun to hang with at a bar? Which character gets the best lines? And what even constitutes a true alien sidekick?

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Chet Holmgren Plays Too Big on Defense to Fail

There are plenty of questions about the Gonzaga big man heading into the 2022 draft, but one thing NBA teams can count on is his rim protection

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The Jerami Grant Trade May Put Portland on a Path Back to Where It Started

The Pistons forward may be able to finally fix the defense around Damian Lillard, but the ceiling of the Trail Blazers’ new core doesn’t look much higher than the last one

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Finale Breakdown: Hello There, Goodbye

As Obi-Wan and Darth Vader square off for a second time in almost as many episodes and the walls close in around the little Skywalkers, a feeling that the future controls all is hard to shake

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The Warriors Want More

Even after winning a fourth title in eight years, Golden State is thinking ahead. By investing in a young core, the Warriors hope their own "short Tim Duncan" can lead them on a run of success that rivals the greatest dynasties in NBA history.

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The Bittersweet History of “Bitter Sweet Symphony”

You voted and this is what you want: the Verve and their Stones-sampling classic. Great choice.

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The Five Most Interesting Teams in the 2022 NBA Draft

What will the Thunder do with all their picks? Are the Spurs ready to make a splash? And could the Kings be overthinking things at no. 4? We examine the most intriguing teams and story lines entering draft night.

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Every NBA Team Needs a Big Like Mark Williams

Versatility has never been at a greater premium in the NBA. In a league dominated by talented giants, a center who can defend both on the perimeter and in the paint might be the rarest commodity of all.

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Aaron Judge May Make the Yankees Pay—Both Now and at the End of the Season

Judge’s upcoming arbitration hearing doesn’t matter much in terms of money, but it represents an interesting signpost in a bigger story line: his lack of a long-term deal

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When the Lamp Switched On: How Pixar Went From Experimental Studio to Commercial Juggernaut

From the stewardship of George Lucas to Steve Jobs to Mickey Mouse himself, the story of Pixar is marked by breakups, risk-taking, and sheer creative flair

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Dave Hebner and Tim White Brought Order and Chaos to the Wrestling Ring

The lives of two of the sport’s most famous referees remind us of the enduring importance of the "third man in the ring"

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Cooper Raiff Is Finding His Sweet Spot in Hollywood

Off the surprising success of his first film, ‘Shithouse,’ the Dallas-born director is back with the winning ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth,’ and trying to figure it all out in the process

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Jennifer Lopez Has Conquered Every Universe

Netflix’s documentary ‘Halftime’ may very well be about J.Lo’s performance at Super Bowl LIV, but it’s also a reminder of the multihyphenate’s unbelievable longevity

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Sad Bois Club: Dissecting Drake’s Surprise New Dance Album, ‘Honestly, Nevermind’

The biggest rapper in the world has returned with a record featuring very little rapping. Did Drake pull off his house music turn? And is the album actually bleaker than it appears?

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Let Bartees Strange Cook

The hard-to-define, easy-to-love musician is back with ‘Farm to Table,’ a new album that can only be described as "Bartees Strange"

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Six Takeaways From the 2022 U.S. Open

Matt Fitzpatrick delivered a performance for the ages in his first major win—and there’s plenty else to parse from a wild week at the U.S. national championship

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And the Winner of the Best Pixar Character Bracket Is … 

In a blockbuster ‘Toy Story’ finale, the true Pixar GOAT was never in doubt

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Why Does Everyone Hate Drake’s Dance Album?

Charles Holmes and ‘Sound Only’ cohost Justin Charity break down Drake’s surprise new album, ‘Honestly, Nevermind’

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What’s Really Behind the Pixar Dump-Truck Meme? A Ringer Investigation.

An ample, well-rounded investigation into the internet’s obsession with Elastigirl and other Pixar maternal figures

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Pixar’s Bittersweet Symphony

In the 27 years since the release of ‘Toy Story,’ the music behind Pixar has changed substantially—united by its power to elicit raw emotion