HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by business and tech analyst Ben Thompson to discuss monetizing digital media, streaming TV, subscription overload, podcasts, broadcast rights, NBA, and more (2:25). Then Bill and JackO have a long-overdue conversation about the Astros’ cheating scandal, Mookie Betts to Los Angeles, the Democratic primary elections, and more.
The 2020 Streaming Wars, Cheating Astros, Cheap-Ass Red Sox, and Rudderless Democrats With Ben Thompson and JackO
Bill is joined by business and tech analyst Ben Thompson to discuss monetizing digital media and more before Bill and JackO talk baseball and politics
Sean and Amanda discuss how the film compares to previous adaptations and where it stands in the awards race
Jason, James, and Ryan make predictions for the next round of the playoffs
Bryan and David break down media moments from wild-card weekend
Also, Verno and KOC discuss whether the Cavs can maintain this success and end the season as a top-six team in the East
Mike and Jesse also run through some of Mike’s pickups for the week and talk about the controversy at the Dallas card show