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The Ezra Klein Heat Check, Peter King’s Exit, Vice’s Implosion, and the Allure of the First-Person Essay

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Best In-Person NBA Stars, Trickiest Playoff Teams, Jaylen Brown on Trial, and the Hottest Take With Ryen Russillo

Who are the league’s must-see stars?

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Freddie Ljungberg on Being an Invincible, Iconic Ads, and Arsenal’s Title Chances!

Freddie talks us through his incredible career, the record breaking Calvin Klein advert he starred in, and the iconic Nike advert that featured Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, and R9

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Tamron Hall and the Playbook of Longevity

Bakari and Tamron dig into into Tamron’s latest novel, ‘Watch Where They Hide’

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“I Am Not The Employee”

Jason breaks down the rebuild ahead for White Sox general manager Chris Getz before chatting with ESPN’s Myron Medcalf about all things college basketball

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Peacock-Paramount+ Merger Rumors, Questions, and What-Ifs

Plus, Matt gives a prediction about ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’

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25 Super Bowl Media Musings From Las Vegas

Tony Romo, Rich Little, Radio Row, and why the NFL should host every Super Bowl in Vegas

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Joe Biden’s Memory Problem With Meghan McCain

Meghan and Tara analyze political fallout from the report about President Biden’s poor handling of classified documents

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Did Disney Get Its Magic Back?

Matt and Rich Greenfield gather to talk about Disney’s latest quarterly earnings report, its investment in Epic Games, ‘Moana 2,’ and much more

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Radio Row Mega-Show With Nora Princiotti and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo

Bryan is here to talk about a huge range of topics, including favorite Radio Row moments, Tom Brady as an announcer, the pressure on Tony Romo, and much more!

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Will the New All-in-One Sports App Finally Kill Cable?

Matt and John Ourand discuss the new sports streaming platform deal, what it will mean for the future of cable, its drawbacks, and more!

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Romo Rules, Revisited

Tony Romo’s unique style felt revelatory when he first entered the broadcast booth in 2017. Ahead of this year’s Super Bowl, those same qualities have gotten stale.

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A Super Bowl Snub and Other Media Mysteries of the Biden Campaign With Jamal Simmons

The CNN political analyst joins Tara to discuss Biden’s campaign efforts and his recent border bill

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How Sportswriters Can Win the Super Bowl. Plus: Inside Radio Row, Politicians Avoiding Nosy Reporters, and the Death of the D.C. Bureau

And later, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline, and the return of Media Piss Test

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TikTok Vs. Universal Music: Why Taylor, Drake, and Others Were Yanked

Plus, Matt brings up a prediction about the final season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

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Physical Media Strikes Back With Tim Simons

Sean is joined by actor and physical media enthusiast Tim Simons to refresh their conversation on the state of physical media in the world of cinema

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Autopsy for ‘The Messenger,’ Tom Brady to Fox, and 2024 Media Rooting

Plus, farewell to Anthony Lane with The New York Times’ Benjamin Mullin and Puck’s Teddy Schleifer

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Kai Wright and ‘Blindspot: The Plague in the Shadows’

Kai also talks about stories from the early days of the AIDS epidemic and the current state of the crisis

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Brian Stelter on What Role Biden Will Play in the 2024 Trump Show

Tara is joined by the ‘Network of Lies’ author to answer the question: Will 2024 just be a repeat of 2016?

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“All Four Quarters Count”

Jason and no. 96 Alex Brown give their thoughts on the NFL championship games, Brock Purdy discourse, and more

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Tom Brady Is the Ultimate Test Case for Fame in the Broadcast Booth

The Grandma Theory of Sports Television, Greg Olsen’s future, and Fox’s novel strategy for talent development

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A Wild Week at Netflix: Stuber’s Out, WWE Is In, and Subs Are Up

Plus, Matt, Lucas, and producer Craig finish the show by adding a new wrinkle to the 2024 box office draft!

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Our Media Apocalypse, NFL Championship Game TV Notes, and the Feel-Bad Presidential Election

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

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Tips for Aspiring Journalists! Plus, Jon Stewart, New Hampshire, and ‘Barbie’ Think Pieces With Chris Suellentrop.

There’s also talk of the expectations set for Nikki Haley, and more

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Why the U.S. Media Industry Is in Meltdown

Between the layoffs at Sports Illustrated, Pitchfork’s absorption into GQ, and many other hits to major news organizations, the U.S. news industry is in a dire situation

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The Latest Death of Sports Illustrated, Plus Playoff Audio and Observations

Bryan and David also talk about Pitchfork and the plight of the midsized publication

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Sports Illustrated’s Deaths by a Thousand Cuts

How many times can you kill an iconic sports publication?

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Covering a War, Reinventing the Newspaper, and NFL Press Conference Questions With The New Yorker’s Clare Malone

Clare Malone joins to talk about Clarissa Ward’s coverage of the war in Gaza, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles’s, what newspapers will look like in 2024, and Mark Thompson’s reinvention of CNN

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Pat McAfee and Dr. King’s Dream, Plus Iowa Caucus Results

Plus, talking about the trailer for ‘Not Another Church Movie’

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NFL Wild-Card Weekend Fun, How the Networks Botched Iowa, and ESPN’s Year From Hell

Bryan and David talk about how this year is already shaping up to be rough for ESPN

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Peacock’s NFL Debut and the Viability of Streaming-Only Sports

Matt and Lucas Shaw break down why the Chiefs-Dolphins broadcast should largely be considered a success for Peacock and whether the streaming-exclusive sporting event is the right path forward

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ESPN’s Year From Hell

The year 2017 was, in the words of esteemed former ESPN anchor Bob Ley, an "annus horribilis" at the company. The news this year isn’t just bad, it’s incredibly weird.

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Nick Saban Retires, and Stephen A. Smith Lets Loose on Jason Whitlock

Plus, a conversation about Democratic criticism leading up to the election, and Kai Cenat echoes Christian concerns over Lil Nas X’s latest single

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“I Used to Love Her …” 

Jason talks about his experience at the Chicago Bulls Ring of Honor event, and FanDuel’s Liv Moods and former Chicago Bear Anthony "Spice" Adams both join the podcast

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The Billionaire Blueprint to Buy Paramount

Matt is joined by Puck’s Bill Cohan to discuss the latest reports about Paramount Global’s potential sale, specifically looking at David Ellison’s pitch to acquire the media empire by purchasing National Amusement, Paramount’s parent company