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A Boston Boomerang, Butler the Superstar, a Yankees Revival, and NFL Schedule Lessons

Recapping Game 2 of the Celtics-Heat series, and discussing what’s next in the NBA playoffs

Charles Barkley on Conference Finals, Players vs. Criticism, and His Future

Plus, Ryen and Chuck discuss comparisons of David Stern and Adam Silver, and the ceilings for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic

Why Does the Internet Hate Amber Heard?

It’s the trial of the century—kind of. The legal showdown between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has captivated the country, and Derek is a bit confused. Why is everybody talking about this miserable celebrity relationship?

‘Halo’ Season 1 Reactions

In the first installment of ‘Mint Edition,’ Steve Ahlman and Jomi Adeniran discuss some of the lore of the video game franchise, what worked for the show, what didn’t, and what to expect from Season 2

‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Annihilation,’ and ‘Men’: The Mind-bending Movies of Alex Garland

Sean is joined by Joanna Robinson to discuss the beguiling movies of writer-director Alex Garland, including his latest, the eerie folk-horror film ‘Men’

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Where Does Pierre Gasly Go From Here?

The AlphaTauri star has grown a lot since 2019, when he last drove for a top-tier team with a top-tier car, and he says he’s ready to take advantage of another opportunity. But when—and where—will that chance come?

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On ‘Atlanta,’ Everything Changes and Stays the Same

Season 3 has found the show’s core cast enjoying more success than ever. As the installment’s unorthodox storytelling exemplifies, fame makes the Black experience that much more confounding.

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Oh, What a Difference a Year Has Made for Phil Mickelson

Phil has been skating around the edges for decades. But now, on the anniversary of his career-defining PGA Championship win and following a series of highly controversial remarks about, well, everything, Mickelson’s reputation hangs in the balance. Can Lefty make one more masterful escape?

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What Happened to Comedy in Hollywood?

Matt is joined by Funny or Die CEO Mike Farah and chief creative officer Joe Farrell to discuss why hit Hollywood comedies are suddenly few and far between

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The Warriors Have That Look in Their Eyes Again

Golden State steamrolled Luka Doncic and Dallas in Game 1, harkening back to memories of the vintage Dubs dominating everybody. If the Warriors continue to click on both ends, we could be in for a familiar result this postseason.

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The Most Anticipated Sneaker Release of the Decade?

Wos reacts to the official images of the Louis Vuitton and Nike Air Force 1 designed by Virgil Abloh

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2022 NBA Mock Draft: Updated Picks With the Lottery Set

Should the Magic take Chet Holmgren at no. 1? And what would the Thunder and Rockets do if he’s off the board? We project the first 30 picks of next month’s draft.

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‘Beverly Hills’ Episode 2, ‘Atlanta’ Episode 3, and Saying Goodbye to ‘New Jersey’ and ‘Summer House’

Welcome to ‘Morally Corrupt,’ where Rachel Lindsay is joined every week by your favorite Ringer podcasters to talk everything and anything Bravo

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Small-but-Mighty Ball: How the Heat Play Big Despite Sizing Down

Like most teams in the modern NBA, Miami prioritizes skill over size. The difference is the Heat still pack the punch of a much bigger squad.

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‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ Is Mean-Spirited and Maligned—but It’s Also Great Fun

Steven Spielberg released his ‘Jurassic Park’ sequel 25 years ago, and while it pales in comparison to the original, there’s plenty to appreciate when viewed through a different lens

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Breaking Down My 2022 Post-Lottery NBA Mock Draft

KOC shares where he thinks Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith Jr., and Paolo Banchero should be drafted

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The Thunder Finally, Almost, Sort of Hit the Lottery

Another normal, nail-biting night of ping-pong balls and dreams for OKC fans

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Bonnie Raitt Knows Love (and Heartbreak)

Bonnie Raitt has been a lot of things—a blues singer, a rock singer, arguably a jazz singer, occasionally a country singer, and eventually a blockbuster pop singer—and on "I Can’t Make You Love Me," she pronounced herself the purveyor of a timeless, wrenching classic

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Can Jayson Tatum Get on Jimmy Butler’s Level?

Boston’s star was brilliant in the first half of Game 1. Miami’s dominated the entire game. It might not be fair to ask the Celtics’ best player to do more, but it also might be their only shot.

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The Mystery of America’s Missing Baby Formula

Derek chats with economist Scott Lincicome about how we got here and how we can get back to a rational baby formula policy in America

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The Sun Never Sets on ‘Downton Abbey’

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era,’ the sequel to a sequel, serves up more of Julian Fellowes’s finest fan service

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Butler Busts Boston, Plus NBA Draft Lottery Overreactions

Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo, and J. Kyle Mann join the pod to talk about the Eastern Conference finals

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The Magic May Finally Get the Game-Changing Big They’ve Been Searching For

After years of stockpiling centers, Orlando lucked into the no. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft, and the right to select one of three top big-man prospects

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Is Chet Holmgren the Next Unicorn?

The Gonzaga freshman is truly a one-of-one, but should he be the no. 1 pick? We take a deep dive into Holmgren’s game to find out if what makes him different is also what makes him a risky selection or the most special player in the 2022 draft.

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Will We Ever Run Out of Stephen King Stories to Adapt?

The prolific writer’s IMDb page is nearly as long as one of his novellas. And at least for now, it’s only getting longer.

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Why the U.S. Could Be Headed For the “Weirdest Recession Ever”

Plus, what’s the long-term viability of cryptocurrency?

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The Five Most Interesting Players in the NBA Conference Finals

From the sensational Luka Doncic to … the two-way force that is Andrew Wiggins? We spotlight the players that could make the biggest impact in the third round.

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Which Units Could Be the NFL’s Most Improved in 2022?

As the Chiefs’ offensive line showed last year, it is possible to turn a weakness into a strength in just one offseason. Did these teams manage the same this spring?

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Kim Wexler Anxiety on ‘Better Call Saul’ Has Reached a Record High

Heading into the midseason finale, Kim Wexler’s fate is still uncertain—and trying to predict her probable downfall is more agonizing than ever

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The Top 40 Prospects in the 2022 NBA Draft

With lottery night approaching, we’ve expanded our Big Board and updated our rankings

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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’

The Ringer’s writers and podcasters break down the reaction to songs like "We Cry Together" and "Auntie Diaries" and review the deeply complex project from Kendrick Lamar

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Darby Allin Out–Jeff Hardys Jeff Hardy (and Loses, but Who Cares)

Also: Ilja Dragunov vs. Jordan Devlin and Timothy Thatcher vs. Kevin Blackwood in the top pro wrestling matches of the week

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ Is As Messy and Complicated As the Man Who Made It

Kendrick’s new record is a rumination on trauma, accountability, and even cancel culture, but it’s not a new direction for him—it’s who he’s always been

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What Will the Celtics and Heat Try to Take Away From Each Other?

Two of the NBA’s best defenses will face off in an Eastern Conference finals grudge match. What can we expect to see? It’s more about what we can expect not to see.

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‘Conversations With Friends’ Can’t Replicate the TV Magic of ‘Normal People’

The second adaptation of a Sally Rooney novel starts from a similar place as ‘Normal People,’ but soon veers in a different direction—one that is an inherently harder sell

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The Suns Have Questions to Answer Before They Can Rise Again

A stunning Game 7 loss isn’t all Phoenix has to wrestle with. From Chris Paul’s long-term status to a few key contracts, the Suns’ offseason will likely decide if and when they make it back to the NBA Finals.

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Nine Numbers That Tell the Story of the Mavs’ Game 7 Evisceration of the Suns

Just how bad was the Dallas beatdown? Let us count the ways.