Russillo shares his thoughts on the “We Are United” letter from a group of PAC-12 football players and on the bad arguments on both sides of the player compensation issue (4:20), before talking with the new head coach of Duke women’s basketball, Kara Lawson. The two discuss her journey from playing for legendary coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee, to winning a WNBA title with the Monarchs, to her time with ESPN and her coaching roles with USA Basketball and the Boston Celtics. She talks about working under Brad Stevens, forming bonds with Celtics players like Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Smart, her recruiting pitch for Duke women’s basketball, and more (18:15). Finally Ryen answers a listener-submitted “Life Advice” question (54:58).
All the Bad Arguments Surrounding NCAA Athlete Compensation, Plus Duke Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kara Lawson
Russillo shares his thoughts on the “We Are United” letter from a group of Pac-12 football players
Spurred by the release of the show’s fourth season, Erika and Jo take a look at the various relationships throughout the series
Steve Mosko, who helped oversee ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Shark Tank,’ and ‘The Crown,’ stops in to discuss his career beginnings, the changing landscape of television, and nepo babies
Dame is headed to Milwaukee in a stunning three-team blockbuster, potentially solving both the Bucks’ present and future problems
Raheem is joined by Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe to discuss Jermell Charlo–Canelo Alvarez
"Dreams and Madness" is a classic setup episode that saves the series’ powder for the big finish. But for a fairly inconsequential episode on a plot level, it’s still a fast-moving, mostly entertaining trip.
Ben, Khal, and Brian kick off the show by celebrating Brian’s two-year Ringer-versary and reflecting on his first interaction with David Shoemaker