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CP Book Club: Alex Scott, ‘How (Not) to Be Strong’

The ‘Counter Pressed’ crew discuss former England and Arsenal player Alex Scott’s memoir

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Is AI Coming for Your Media Job?

Plus, the passion of Tony Romo and the smugness of book collectors

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Surviving in ‘The Last of Us’ Universe, Reading Recommendations, ‘Doctor Who’ Prep, and More Mailbag!

Mallory and Joanna talk popular HBO shows and compile a sizeable list of book recommendations for any and all interested parties—give them a look!

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‘Like..?,’ Neal Stephenson, and ‘Resident Evil 6’

Justin and Micah review Ice Spice’s debut EP, ‘Like..?,’ and discuss ‘Red Dead Redemption’ and ‘Resident Evil 6’

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Van Lathan Jr. on ‘Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales From the Trenches of Transformation’

Van Lathan Jr. discusses his new book, perseverance in the face of adversity, and so much more

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The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Mike Sielski on the Year of the Eagles, Writing Columns, and Sweating Out Deadlines

Plus, Bryan talks to Mike about his book ‘The Rise’, the origin story of Kobe Bryant

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‘Spare’ Review, Award Season Recap, and ‘Emily in Paris’ Season 3

Plus, talking the hit book of 2022, ‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’

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Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ Is Good. Really. Plus: Tom Brady, Mike Tirico, and Netflix’s New Tennis Doc.

Bryan and Jason Gay also recap the wild-card playoff round and touch on Brady’s potential future at Fox

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‘Spare’: Debriefing Prince Harry’s Memoir Rollout

Juliet and Amanda discuss early reviews and press for ‘Spare’

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The Best Books, Games, and TV Shows of 2022

Justin and Micah recap their favorite books, music, games and TV shows in 2022

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Holiday Book Recommendations With Maiysha Kai

Van and Rachel welcome the lifestyle editor of The Grio and host of the ‘Writing Black’ podcast to discuss her list of must-read books

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The Nerd Culture Recommended Reading Guide

Books to seek out for fans of ‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘The Boys,’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ ‘Andor,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ ‘For All Mankind,’ and other on-screen sci-fi/fantasy standouts from 2022

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Cormac McCarthy

Chris Ryan doesn’t want to hear your opinion about Cormac McCarthy’s new book

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The Glory of Complicated, Simple, Crazy, Beautiful, Stupid Art (and Life), With Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz returns to the show to survey the state of art and food in 2022 and deliver a bracing dose of motivation to Dave, Chris, and anyone else out there embarking on a potentially terrifying creative endeavor

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Giants Face Commanders With High Stakes, Jets Head to Minny, and Tom Coughlin on ‘A Giant Win’

Plus, Jason Katz returns to give his best options to start and sit for Week 13.

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The Joe Biden Semi-Boomlet, the Jerry Jones Photo, and a New Book by Anthony Bourdain

Plus, weighing in on Joe Biden’s bid for re-election in 2024 against former president Donald Trump

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An Introduction to ‘White Noise,’ Don DeLillo’s Defining and Unfilmable Novel

The postmodern masterpiece has been long and widely regarded as impossible to adapt, but Noah Baumbach, equipped with renewed timeliness and a Netflix budget, is putting that to the test

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Jemele Hill on the Kyrie Irving Fallout and ‘Uphill: A Memoir’

Jemele also talks about her journey from the Detroit Free Press to ESPN

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Netflix vs. HBO: The TV Rivalry of the Century

Matt is joined by Felix Gillette from Bloomberg News and John Koblin from The New York Times to discuss their new book and the ongoing battle between Netflix and HBO for the future of television

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‘Barkley: A Biography’ With Timothy Bella

Bakari Sellers is joined by staff writer and editor for The Washington Post Timothy Bella to discuss his new book about Charles Barkley

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‘My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives’ With Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Bakari talks to Charlayne about being an active member of the civil rights movement and how the American media can better inform citizens

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Tom Cruise and an Explosive Scientology Book

Mike Rinder, former Church of Scientology executive, talks about leaving the church, ‘Top Gun,’ his new book, and more

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Maggie Haberman’s Book Arrives, and How To Cover a Concussion

Plus, Shane Bacon on LIV Golf’s TV deal

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How “Jeremy” Reshaped Culture—and Pearl Jam in the Process

In an excerpt from his new book, ‘Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack of a Generation,’ author Steven Hyden looks at the band’s breakthrough song and its lasting impact

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How Closely Has ‘House of the Dragon’ Followed ‘Fire & Blood’?

Halfway through the first season of ‘House of the Dragon,’ how closely has the series stuck to the script from George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood’?

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Maitland Ward on Her Transition From Hollywood to Porn

Maitland joins Amelia to discuss her career, her memoir, and the challenges and stigmas against the adult film industry

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‘The View’ Cohost Draft With Bobby Finger: A Pop Culture History Lesson

Bobby also discusses his new book, ‘The Old Place’

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Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Ceremonies, Even More ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Drama, and Jann Wenner’s Memoir

Juliet and Amanda also discuss the drama around Harry and Meghan being present at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral ceremonies

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‘America Made Me a Black Man’ With Boyah Farah

Farah discusses moving to the U.S. to escape war, how racism can be a bonding experience for the diaspora, and how writing ‘America Made Me a Black Man’ changed his self-identity

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A New Way to Think About Racism in America

Derek is joined by Heather McGhee to discuss ‘The Sum of Us’ and why many laws today that might not seem explicitly racist still sustain racial inequality

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Russillo Book Club: ‘Led Zeppelin: The Biography’ by Bob Spitz. Plus, Life Advice.

Russillo is joined by journalist and author Bob Spitz to discuss his biography of Led Zeppelin. Then, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions.

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Russillo Book Club: Our First Civil War: ‘Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution’ by H.W. Brands. Plus, Life Advice.

Russillo is joined by historian H.W. Brands to discuss his book on the American Revolution