Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate the life and impact of the late author Philip Roth (2:00) and discuss Andy’s experience at a Paul Simon concert (9:30). They also discuss the New York Times interview with the cast of Arrested Development and the backlash surrounding Jeffrey Tambor’s behavior on set and how that coincides with a larger trend in Hollywood (15:00). Later, they open up the mailbag and answer listener questions ranging from their most comforting episodes of TV of all time to their thoughts on the forthcoming Watchmen series by Damon Lindelof (28:00).
Celebrating Philip Roth and Taking Mailbag Questions
Plus: the Jeffrey Tambor backlash and the larger pattern in Hollywood
Plus, Jason, James, and Ryan recap the showdown between the Ravens and Chiefs
Plus, Jake and Jordan discuss Sal Pérez’s great season
Verno and KOC take a look back to 2019 to evaluate their previous picks for which NBA player islands to inhabit and then choose some new islands from the pool of lottery picks currently in the NBA
Evan and the guys discuss Adam Cole’s debut and debate Flobo’s Mount Rushmore of wrestling before Jack gives his Farmers Market Picks of the Week
Charles and Grace are joined by writer Chris Mench to break down the songs on ‘Montero’ that worked, Lil Nas X’s place in hip-hop, and more before Grace quizzes Charles on über-specific genres of music