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Welcome to Tom Cruise’s Flight School for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

If there was to be a sequel to the ’80s classic ‘Top Gun,’ it was going to need to be even better than the original—and way more realistic. Before the movie hits theaters, the cast of ‘Maverick’ explains what it took to become on-screen pilots.

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A Celtics-Heat Rock Fight with Bill’s Dad. Plus, Jalen Green Stops By and We Fix All-Star Weekend.

Recapping Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals

Boston’s Bounceback and Blowout Basketball, Plus Jorge Sedano on Miami’s Issues and Golden State Nearing a Finals Return

Also, Ryen and Jorge discuss the impact of the Heat’s Bam Adebayo and Erik Spoelstra’s coaching brilliance

George R.R. Martin on His College Days, the Media in 2022, and the New York Jets

The ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ writer discusses his career as a journalist at Northwestern, his view on the media, and his New York Jets and New York Giants fandom

Rich Swann Finds Out His Wrestling Showcase Opponent, Plus Impact Knockout Star Gisele Shaw Joins the Show

Brian H. Waters also joins to discuss his referee role in the Bodega Street Fight

What’s Going on With the U.S. Housing Market?

The Atlantic’s Jerusalem Demsas comes on the show to share her theories with Derek, and Derek explains why he thinks every important question about the U.S. housing market has the same fundamental answer: inventory, inventory, inventory

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How Can Luka’s Mavericks Close the Gap This Offseason?

Golden State has ruthlessly exposed Doncic and Dallas’s flaws. What can the Mavs front office do this offseason to address them? It could be a busy summer.

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Who Do the Odds Favor in the Eastern Conference Finals?

The Celtics routed Miami in Game 4 to even the series. Our model breaks down what that means for both teams’ chances of advancing.

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Shouldn’t Harry Styles Be Having More Fun?

‘Harry’s House’ is charming, elegant, and perhaps just a bit boring

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A Celtics-Heat Rock Fight with Bill’s Dad. Plus, Jalen Green Stops By and We Fix All-Star Weekend.

Recapping Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals

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Vangelis’s Return Flight to the Cosmos

The synth pioneer and Oscar-winning film composer, who died last week at age 79, saw his work as part of something bigger than all of us

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The Usos Unify the Titles, Bryan Danielson Reminds the World Who He Is, and Eddie Kingston Finds a Brawl on His Day Off

The top pro wrestling matches of the week

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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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The Wiggins Game, Curry’s Quest, the Miami Bullyballers, and Fake Ayton Trades With Ryen Russillo

Bill and Russillo discuss the Warriors’ Game 3 win over the Mavericks and preview Game 4 between the Celtics and Heat

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Justin Thomas Got His Second Major Win—and His Look Back—at the PGA Championship

It took 75 holes, but the 29-year-old eventually turned a mess of a major Sunday into a memorable victory

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‘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

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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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‘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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The Biggest Takeaways From Harry Styles’s New Album, ‘Harry’s House’

The former boy bander turned megastar is back, breezier and hornier than before, and super into food

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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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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?

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If You Don’t Know Keegan Murray Yet, You Will Soon Enough

How does a future lottery pick fly under the radar for so long? It’s taken a long time for Iowa’s star sophomore to make a name for himself, but he learned patience early on, waiting for the right spurt and spot to lead him to the NBA.

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The Celtics Flip the Switch … With Switches

With Marcus Smart and Al Horford back in the lineup, Boston played like a completely different team—and more specifically, a completely different defense—in Game 2

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Luka Doncic Could Use a Little Help

Dallas’s wunderkind has established himself as one of the NBA’s greatest young players, but history shows that his offensive burden may be too massive to reach the playoff success of the Hall of Famers in whose footsteps he’s following

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‘Atlanta’ Ends Its Bizarre, Experimental Third Season With a Bizarre, Experimental Finale

"Tarrare" is a story about Van—or at least some version of Van. What does it mean in the larger context of the season?

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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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Porridge Radio and the Redemptive Power of Cringe

Porridge Radio were becoming indie pop darlings at the same time the world was shutting down. Two years and one new album later, they’re finally ready to soak it all up.

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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 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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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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‘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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Grotesque Interviews With Hideous ‘Men’

With his latest film about a grieving woman stuck in a strange and dangerous place, Alex Garland wants to make you think and wince

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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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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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‘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