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True Crime Is Murdering Documentaries

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The Super Bowl of Sports Radio With Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and Mike Felger

Bryan talks to Mad Dog about his career as a radio host and his favorite thing about radio before discussing Tom Brady and Bill Belichick with Mike

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The Death and “Rebirth” of Showtime

Matt and Lucas Shaw talk Paramount Global’s strategy and give their takes on the future of Showtime

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Live From Radio Row! Tom Brady vs. Greg Olsen, Farewell Gawker 2.0, and the Death of the Super Bowl Party.

Bryan and Jason Gay talk Tom Brady’s future at Fox, the sale of the National Enquirer, and the future of the Super Bowl party

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Unreformed With Josie Duffy Rice

Bakari and Josie also discuss the concept of police reform vs. prison reform

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One Perfect Story: Wright Thompson on Writing About Michael Jordan

The writer joins the pod to discuss his famous ESPN profile

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From the Press Box to the Stage, James McNicholas Never Breaks Character

Even in an age when sportswriters are hyphenates (reporter-podcaster-whatever pays the bills), The Athletic’s McNicholas leads an odd and fascinating double life

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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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Nora Princiotti on the NFL, Damar Hamlin, and Tom Brady. Plus: Jason Gay Toasts Billy Packer.

Bryan and Nora unpack some NFL playoff media topics, Jason Gay joins to discuss how Billy Packer’s career transformed college basketball, and more

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How AI Could Change Apple and Google, Writing and Music, and Everything Else

Ben and Derek talk about ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, the state of generative AI, and how the biggest tech companies will try to use these new tools

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Ed Reed’s Exit, Plus Stephen A. Smith on Skip and Kaepernick

Plus, Van digs into his love of the ‘No Jumper’ drama

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Rahm Wins Again and Previewing the Farmers Insurance Open. Plus, John Ourand on the LIV Golf–CW Deal.

Jon Rahm’s run of dominance continues with a win at the American Express

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Media Distortion and Lobster vs. Crab

Plus, Dave and Chris go over everything Dave ate in Boston

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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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Uncomfortably Conversing With Emmanuel Acho

Van and Rachel also react to Ron DeSantis claiming AP African American studies "lacks educational value"

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Divisional-Round Story Lines and Picks. Plus Jim Nantz on Buffalo’s Resilience, the “Storybook” Call, and His Career.

Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite picks for the divisional round

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The Chaos of Politics With Charlie Pierce

Bakari talks to Charlie about his journey from forest ranger to journalist, Merrick Garland and the investigation of President Biden, and the chaos to expect from House Republicans and the 2024 election

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Making Movie Stars Younger With AI

Matt is joined by VFX executive Matt Panousis to discuss Hollywood’s open secret of de-aging actors

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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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Should Disney Be Afraid of Nelson Peltz?

Lucas Shaw joins the show to discuss Disney’s proxy battle against activist Peltz, Peltz’s plan (or lack thereof) to "restore the magic" at the company, and where other shareholders might fall

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Ryan Clark on NFL Playoffs and Hosting ‘The Pivot’

Bakari and Ryan also discuss the Damar Hamlin injury

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True or False: 10 Controversial Predictions About the Future of Streaming, Tech, and Media

Derek runs through several predictions and provocations that he’s hearing and throws all of them at smart media analyst Rich Greenfield

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Joe Buck on Damar Hamlin, Year 1 of ‘Monday Night Football,’ and Dreaming About His Dad

The ESPN commentator joins to discuss his career and recent experience calling the Bills-Bengals game

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More on ESPN and Damar Hamlin, Plus the Excruciating Victory of Kevin McCarthy

Bryan and David discuss news about the Bills safety’s health and the speaker of the House election

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ESPN’s Chris Fowler on Sportscasting During a Time of Crisis, College Football vs. the NFL, and Calling the National Championship

Bryan and Chris also discuss the impact of the transfer portal

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Damar Hamlin’s Recovery and Skip Bayless’s Tweet, Plus Kevin McCarthy’s Really Bad Week

Plus, journalist Aaron Rupar returns to break down the humiliation of Kevin McCarthy

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The 2023 Black List and the Original Screenwriting Recession

Franklin Leonard joins to discuss the value of a good script in Hollywood

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How ESPN Handled Damar Hamlin’s On-Field Collapse

Bryan is joined by Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay to discuss the aftermath of Damar Hamlin’s on-field collapse, the social-media response and support for Hamlin, and ESPN’s coverage of the event

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The Worst Thing We Watched in 2022

They close the show by teasing the first ‘Trial by Content’ episode of the new year

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One Perfect Story: Stephen Rodrick on Writing About Lindsay Lohan

Bryan chats with the journalist about his legendary ‘New York Times’ story from 2013

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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 Takes We Had: ‘The Press Box’ Year in Media

Bryan and David discuss the overturning of Roe v. Wade, ‘The Times’ buying ‘The Athletic,’ Chris Rock vs. Will Smith, and more!

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Why YouTube Landed NFL ‘Sunday Ticket’

Plus, Ben Mullin from ‘The New York Times’ joins to discuss why YouTube made this deal, and more