This Week in Ringer Culture features The Big Picture talking with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson (00:40), The Bill Simmons Podcast with Ben Thompson on Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox (05:35), Damage Control on Eminem’s new album, Revival (12:00), Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air with Vox cofounder Ezra Klein on journalistic standards (18:13), House of Carbs on Philadelphia restaurants (23:47), and The Watch on their favorite people in pop culture in 2017 (28:55).
This Week in Ringer Culture
Highlights of this week’s ‘Ringer’ podcasts, including 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson
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‘Cape Fear’ With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey
The crew looks back on Martin Scorsese’s 1991 psychological thriller
By Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and 1 more
Lamar Jackson Asks to Be Traded. Will He Ever Suit Up for the Ravens Again?
Sheil and Ben discuss which teams should pursue him and the potential fallout if a trade doesn’t occur
By Sheil Kapadia and Ben Solak
Doubts About DeSantis, Mean Magazine Stories, and RIP Texas Observer
Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline
By Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
A ‘Doctor Who’ Rewatch (Part 1)
Mal and Jo discuss the history of the iconic character and the first season of the show’s revival
By Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson
Retail King Discusses the Whatnot Scandal, Market Check-in With ‘Soccer Cards United,’ and the Most Undervalued Legends in the Hobby
Plus, the guys discuss F1 and new releases
By Mike Gioseffi and Jesse Gibson
Who Is the Best Mandalorian?
Jomi Adeniran and Van Lathan Jr. of ‘The Midnight Boys’ talk all things Mandalorian with honorary Midnight Boy Arjuna Ramgopal
By Jomi Adeniran, Van Lathan, and 1 more