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Knicks Lose a Nail-Biter, Trivia Q&A w JJ, and Chris Herring on the ’90s Knicks

Plus, previewing this weekend’s NFL divisional playoff matchups

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Chris Herring on the ’90s Knicks, the Current Knicks, and the Chicago Bulls

Chris discusses his new book ‘Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks’

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The SEC Gap Is Widening, Eric Dickerson on the Rushing Record and Recruiting Stories, and the QB Stock Game Finale

Russillo shares his thoughts on the SEC’s dominance of college football before talking to Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson about his book, ‘Watch My Smoke: The Eric Dickerson Story,’ and more

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What We’re Watching and Reading. Plus, a Julia Fox and Kanye West Update.

Juliet and Amanda weigh in on new celebrity couple Kanye West and Julia Fox before discussing the content they’ve been consuming

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Conversations With the Rev. Al Sharpton and Illustrator Reggie Brown

Reggie discusses his journey from biotechnology to children’s illustration before Rev. Sharpton joins to talk about his relationship with James Brown and the unsung heroes of the social justice movement in America

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Joan Didion and Eve Babitz Saw Two Essential Sides of California

Babitz was Los Angeles’s defiant booster, while Didion gave fodder to naysayers’ suspicion—but the two late writers’ bodies of work beg to be taken in tandem

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J.R. Moehringer on Writing ‘The Tender Bar,’ the Art of Memoir, and His Career Writing for Newspapers

Moehringer touches on why he wrote the book, the significance of the bar Pelicans, and how it was received by the individuals featured

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Major Bucs Question Marks With Sara Walsh, Plus Bestselling American History Author Nathaniel Philbrick

Plus, Ryen talks to Nathaniel about the U.S.’s first president and the commander in chief of the Continental Army

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Worst Future NFL Franchises, Lakers Guard Austin Reaves, Plus Author Michael Wolff on Covering the Notorious

Plus, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions

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Did the Process Really Lead the Sixers to … This?

Ben Detrick joins Chris and Seerat to talk about the state of the Philadelphia 76ers and Ben’s new book, ‘The Joy of Basketball’

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Food, Farming, and the Climate Crisis

Dave and Chris are joined by John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram to discuss their new book, ‘Speed & Scale’

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The Art of the Ending

After six television seasons, nine books, and hundreds of plot twists, ‘The Expanse’ concludes its TV and novel series within weeks of each other. Can it avoid the typical pitfalls of the genre series finale?

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Work in America Is Broken—Can Remote Work Save Us?

Author Anne Helen Peterson joins Derek to discuss American work culture

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How the Power of Positivity Defined the Moments After the Injury That Changed My Life

Ryan Shazier came face-to-face with terror on a 2017 night in Cincinnati. In an excerpt from his new book, the former Steelers star opens up about what happened next—and explains how faith charted a path to his recovery.

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How to Write a Children’s Book With Jeff Kinney, Author of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’

Kinney discusses his creative process and shares what it’s like going on book tours for children

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Daniel Jones Is the NFL’s Worst Quarterback. Plus: Best Wild-Card Teams and NFL Thanksgiving Stories.

Jason, James, Ryan, and Kevin break down the latest in football

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Pats-Eagles Super Bowl Plans and Thanksgiving Picks With Peter Schrager

Plus: Author James Andrew Miller joins the show to discuss his new book on the history of HBO, ‘Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers’

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The Tom Brady Doc, Fox Resignations, and Who’s “on Steroids”

Plus, breaking down Scottie Pippen’s response to ‘The Last Dance’

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How HBO Sports Changed Its Playbook

One of the surprises of a new book chronicling HBO’s rise is how important sports programming was in its early years. That changed as the network developed into a prestige television behemoth.

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Teams Who Will Change QBs Next Season, Jon Vilma on Mac Jones, and ‘The Debt Trap’ Author Josh Mitchell

Ryen also talks to Vilma about the role of a defensive captain, playing against Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson’s return to the Seahawks, and more

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‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ and Shea and Other Things 

Charles, Grace, and Shea react to the debut album from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak

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What’s in the Box?: The Terrifying Truth of ‘Se7en’

David Fincher’s horrifying breakthrough continues to scare us. In an excerpt from a new book about the director’s work, open the box and see what evil lurks in the hearts of man.

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Around the NFL With Kevin Clark, Big East Nostalgia With Dana O’Neil, Plus an AMA!

JJ also makes his Super Bowl picks and decides whether he’d rather buy stock in the Jets or the Giants

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How to Be a Newspaper Sports Columnist With the L.A. Times’ Bill Plaschke

Plus, discussing Bill’s new book ‘Paradise Found,’ which details a California high school football team’s resilience after a wild fire ravaged their town

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Michael Eric Dyson on What People Get Wrong About Critical Race Theory

Plus, reacting to Democrats’ loss in Virginia and discussing how the party has to step up for Black voters

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Pottery, Cookbooks, Subscriptions, and More in the ‘Jam Session’ Gift Guide

Juliet and Amanda keep with tradition and provide a gift guide full of books, subscriptions, pajamas, pottery, and much more in preparation for the upcoming holidays!

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The Inside History of ‘The Larry Sanders Show’

In this exclusive excerpt from ‘Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers,’ James Andrew Miller chronicles the rise and rumbles of Garry Shandling’s comedy classic

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Sportswriter Ivan Maisel on His Son Max, Fatherhood, and Loss

Bryan is joined by Ivan Maisel to discuss his new book, ‘I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye’

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Did Anyone Have a Better 2018 Than Cardi B?

In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, ‘Hip-Hop (and Other Things),’ Shea Serrano makes the case (against himself) for the "Bodak Yellow" rapper’s breakout year

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Katie Couric and the Cult of Sports Longform

Bryan and David react to the revelations in Couric’s memoir and discuss the future of longform journalism

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Tamron Hall on Her Journey to Become a Talk Show Host and Her New Book, ‘As the Wicked Watch’

Bakari and Tamron also discuss what can be done to fight misinformation in the media

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QB Career Over/Unders, Jonathan Vilma, Plus WeWork With Authors Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell

Plus, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions