Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to discuss the Washington Nationals’ brutal June and the Oakland Athletics’ chances of breaking into the AL playoff race (01:15). Then Megan Schuster comes on the pod to talk about our staff’s favorite player: Twins rookie utilityman Willians Astudillo (18:10). Finally, Ben Lindbergh explains why the Colorado Rockies just demoted their Opening Day starter, and how that demotion is even weirder than it looks (27:47).
Unrest in Washington, Our Beloved Willians Astudillo, and Jon Gray’s Puzzling Demotion
Ringer staffers discuss the Nationals’ recent struggles and more
Charles, Grace, and Lani answer the question the world has been asking: Can Ben Platt play a convincing teenager? Then Charles is joined by Nate Rogers to talk about issues musicians face in an extra-litigious world.
Sean and Amanda answer mailbag questions from the world of television, movies, and more
Chris and Andy revisit the 1996 British black comedy-drama starring Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle