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Media Movies: ‘The French Dispatch’ With Sean Fennessey

Bryan and Sean discuss all three features portrayed in the new Wes Anderson film and touch on how it stacks up among journalism movies

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Twenty Years of ‘PTI’ and Nick Kristof Is Running for Governor

Bryan and David discuss how ‘PTI’ and its unique layout changed the sports talk landscape

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How to be a Music Critic With The New Yorker’s Kelefa Sanneh

Bryan and David also break down the recent NFL/NBA Insider controversy and touch on recent news involving Adam Schefter

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The Bad Art Friend and Covering Urban Meyer

Plus, the overworked Twitter joke of the week and guessing the strained-pun headline

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How to Be a Sports Radio Host With Ryen Russillo

Bryan Curtis talks to the Ringer podcast about his career path

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The Fall of Ozy and the Return of Jon Stewart

Bryan and Davis discuss the timeline of the Ozy Media collapse before pondering how Jon Stewart will be received in the modern media landscape

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Eric Schlosser and ‘Fast Food Nation’

The journalist and author joins Bryan to discuss the 20th anniversary of his famous book

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The Cult of Jen Psaki and the Era of Mass Fame

Bryan and David break down the White House press secretary’s social media presence

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Gabby Petito Coverage, ESPN and Gambling, and a Terrible Emmys Question 

Bryan and David open up the mailbag answer questions on everything from the Emmys to ESPN and more

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How Does Bob Woodward Do It? Plus: Politico and “Off the Record.”

Bryan and David discuss ‘Peril,’ the newest book from the legendary journalist

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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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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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NFL Media Overreactions? Plus, Listener Mail on Newscaster Pronunciations and Overused Headlines.

Bryan and David break down reactions to Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season

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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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“The Falling Man,” 20 Years Later

In an excerpt from his ‘Press Box’ interview with Bryan Curtis, Tom Junod discusses his Esquire story about the image of a man who fell or jumped from the North Tower on September 11, 2001

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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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Covering Hurricane Ida

Bryan and David discuss how footage from Louisiana has circulated in the news

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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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When Will Sports TV Start Sounding More Like a Podcast?

Bryan and David discuss what platform works best for sports media

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Claire McNear on Her ‘Jeopardy!’ Reporting

Bryan and David are joined by Ringer writer Claire McNear to unpack her story about recently chosen and now-ex ‘Jeopardy!’ host Mike Richards

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The Fall of Afghanistan With ‘Reign of Terror’ Author Spencer Ackerman 

Bryan and Spencer discuss the 20-year "War on Terror" and react to the Biden administration’s decision to pull out of Afghanistan

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What Does Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation Mean for New York Politics?

New York magazine contributor David Freedlander discusses the governor’s sudden fall with Bryan Curtis

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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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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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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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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