Matt is joined by journalist Ethan Strauss of the House of Strauss Substack to discuss the messy Pat McAfee saga and what it says about the state of ESPN. They unpack ESPN’s decision to license The Pat McAfee Show, whether the attempt to draw younger audiences to ESPN’s linear channel is working, and whether the YouTube-ification of ESPN is a sustainable model. Matt finishes the show with a prediction about who will host the next Academy Awards.
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Host: Matt Belloni
Guest: Ethan Strauss
Producers: Craig Horlbeck and Jessie Lopez
Theme Song: Devon Renaldo