The NBA is back! Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker give notes on the restart (3:10). Next, on Listener Mail, they answer the question “Why should I support local newspapers again?” (20:30) Then, L.A. Times writer Gustavo Arellano joins to talk about his experience with reporting, food writing, and growing up in Orange County (36:30). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Media Notes on the NBA’s Return, Listener Mail, and Gustavo Arellano on Covering California
Also, why are local newspapers worth supporting?
Plus, giving flowers to John Stones and Jarrad Branthwaite
Brian also touches on the Sox and spring training!
Brandon Royval Outlasts Old Foe, Does UFC 301 Await? Plus, Brian Ortega Messes Up Yair Rodriguez’s Title Plans and Recapping the First PFL vs. Bellator Show.
Petesy, Chuck, and TST gather to break down all the action from UFC Mexico City and the first PFL vs. Bellator event in Saudi Arabia
Meg and Juliet Litman discuss early observations and share highlights from Episodes 1-5 of the new season of ‘Drive to Survive’
The Midnight Boys discuss the new live-action adaptation of this beloved cartoon gets right and mostly wrong, what could make a good adaptation, and the struggles of bad adaptations
Plus, favorite hoop shoes, top story lines for both the Eastern and Western Conferences, and more