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Listener Mail on the Rules of Journalism, Elizabeth Holmes’s Trial, and an In-Season ‘Hard Knocks’

Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline

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Scott Van Pelt on College Football, Life, and Norm Macdonald, Plus Going Abroad With Kevin Clark

And finally, Ryen closes it out the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions

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The Manning Brothers Take Over ‘Monday Night Football’

Peyton and Eli’s broadcast had the closeness and casual feel of a Twitch stream, except that the streamers were two of the most famous football players alive

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Peyton and Eli Manning Do ‘Monday Night Football’

Bryan Curtis is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the Manning brothers’ new ESPN broadcast

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Listener Mail on Hatchet Jobs, Trump’s Sports Commentary, and the NFL Network Adding Rachel Bonnetta and Gambling

Plus, Bryan and David discuss the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and the David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline

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Kenny Mayne’s Second Act

The former ‘SportsCenter’ anchor talks Bristol, Trump, and a professional life joking about highlights

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Bill Simmons Interviews Peyton Manning

Bill and Peyton discuss young quarterbacks and Manning’s new alternate ‘MNF’ broadcast

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James B. Stewart and Tom Junod on Writing About 9/11

The writers join Bryan to reflect on coverage of the attacks

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Listener Mail on Rachel Nichols, Stephen A. Smith, and the Future of Sports Coverage

Bryan and David open up the mailbag and answer your Listener Mail

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NFL Future Bets, Windy City’s Fields, and ESPN’s Latest Drama With Mike Francesa, Jason Goff, and Jim Miller

Plus, the latest between the Red Sox and Yankees, a possible Ben Simmons–Zach LaVine trade, and more

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College Recruiting Stories With Rasheed Wallace, Robert Horry, and Amar’e Stoudemire

Plus, Matt Taibbi on ‘Hate Inc.,’ and more recruiting stories from James Posey, Jermaine O’Neal, and Jarrett Jack

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Ranking the Best New York Athletes (Part 2: 10-6)

Plus, Mike Carver’s best football bets, and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo discusses his career

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Unpacking the Cuomo Scandal 

Bryan and David react to the latest news surrounding the brothers Cuomo, including Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation stance and Chris’s vacation timing

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Chris Cuomo, Reinventing the NBA Draft, and the Olympics Viewing Nightmare

Bryan and David unpack Chris Cuomo’s role at CNN amid sexual harassment allegations against his brother, talk through the reinvention of the NBA draft, and more

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The New Gawker and Leon Neyfakh on the New ‘Fiasco’ Podcast

Bryan and David react to Gawker 2.0 and chat with Neyfakh about the new season of ‘Fiasco,’ which dives deeper into Benghazi

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What Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney Tells Us About the Movie Industry Right Now

Plus, the ‘House of Gucci’ Trailer and ‘The White Lotus’ Episode 4

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Simone Biles, NFL Training Camps, and Bob Costas on His New HBO Show

Bryan also talks to Costas about his famous interviews with Vince McMahon and his favorite parts of hosting the Olympics

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Watching the Olympics and Slate’s Josh Levin

Bryan and David discuss Olympics media coverage and preview Levin’s new podcast, ‘One Year’

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‘Monday Night Football,’ Peyton Manning, Space Porn, and Brian Raftery on ‘Siskel & Ebert’

Bryan and David answer listener questions about the Manning brothers cohosting a ‘Monday Night Football’ telecast, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson heading to space, and more before Brian Raftery joins to discuss his new narrative podcast series, ‘Gene and Roger’

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Dale Hansen Is Signing Off, Taking the Anchorman Era With Him

The Dallas sportscaster will end a 41-year run delivering the local news when he retires in September. His style, which has earned him internet fame in recent years, harkens back to a bygone era of broadcast television.

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Mirin Fader on ‘Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP’

Mirin talks about converting her feature story into a book, how Giannis’s free agency affected the timeline, and publishing a book as Giannis dominates the NBA Finals

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Bill Walton on David Halberstam’s ‘The Breaks of the Game’

Bryan and Bill discuss Walton’s relationship with Halberstam, his experience playing with the Trail Blazers, and why Walton has not yet read the book

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Listener Mail on ESPN, the White House Press Corps, and Watching the Olympics

Bryan and David answer listener questions about the ongoing saga inside ESPN, the lack of information coming from the White House press corps, and much more

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ESPN’s NBA Finals Studio Shows Keep Missing the Point

The network’s pregame and halftime productions are a collection of hastily delivered mini opinions that vanish before your eyes

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Rachel Nichols, Maria Taylor, and the Week at ESPN

Bryan and David discuss how the saga unfolded, ESPN’s response, and what this could mean for both Nichols and Taylor

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Listener Mail on Rumsfeld Obits, Oral Histories, and Pro Wrestling Analogies

Bryan and David break down the history of harsh obituaries, Mitt Romney’s latest Trump wrestling analogy, how to correctly write an oral history, and more

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Media Notes on the 2021 NBA Playoffs

Bryan and David weigh in on whether or not this will be a lesser NBA title than ones before, discuss their perceptions of the teams left, and talk about how sports media has changed over the years

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Listener Mail and the Geniuses Behind The New York Times’ Eel Headline

Plus, what does an NBA team’s standing mean for its reporters?

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David Gelb’s Delicious Decade

Ten years after the release of ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi,’ director David Gelb has played a vital role in canonizing chefs as singular visionaries, from ‘Chef’s Table’ to an upcoming Wolfgang Puck documentary. But is that the way we want to view the culinary process anymore?

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NBC’s Chuck Todd and The Athletic’s Tim Cato

NBC moderator Chuck Todd joins to discuss the format of ‘Meet the Press,’ the media’s coverage of the Trump era, and more before Tim Cato stops by to talk about his recent piece covering the Dallas Mavericks and their front office

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Listener Mail on Janet Malcolm, the Mavericks Story, and Biden and Reporters

Bryan and David weigh in on the president’s response to CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins

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Podcasts As IP, the Low Stakes of ‘Loki,’ and This Week’s ‘Top Chef’

Plus, previewing the new Apple TV+ series ‘The Shrink Next Door’