Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’ Captures the Experience of Middle School and Right Now | The Big Picture (Ep. 502)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with comedian and first-time filmmaker Bo Burnham and actress Elsie Fisher to discuss ‘Eighth Grade,’ their perceptive film about the cringeworthy experience of middle school.
Source: Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’ Captures the Experience of Middle School and Right Now | The Big Picture (Ep. 502)

Is Sacha Baron Cohen the Greatest Troll of Our Time? | Damage Control (Ep. 501)

This week on ‘Damage Control,’ The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs discuss how Amazon Prime Day turned into an ethical mess (1:29) and how to handle Sacha Baron Cohen’s political satire in the age of President Donald Trump and fake news (17:53).
Source: Is Sacha Baron Cohen the Greatest Troll of Our Time? | Damage Control (Ep. 501)

Trump's Tour of Europe, a Kinder NBA, and Sacha Baron Cohen Returns | The Press Box (Ep. 500)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker link up to look at Donald Trump taking his “fake news” vendetta overseas (03:00), the positive vibes in the NBA media (22:00), and Sacha Baron Cohen’s trolling in ‘Who Is America?’ (39:00).Hosted by: Bryan Curtis and David ShoemakerProduced by: Jim CunninghamBrought to you by: The Ringer…
Source: Trump's Tour of Europe, a Kinder NBA, and Sacha Baron Cohen Returns | The Press Box (Ep. 500)

What Inspires Gus Van Sant? | The Big Picture (Ep. 499)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with acclaimed filmmaker Gus Van Sant about his lasting legacy in film, reteaming with Joaquin Phoenix on ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,’ the role his late friend Robin Williams played in the film, and where to go when you’ve accomplished so much.
Source: What Inspires Gus Van Sant? | The Big Picture (Ep. 499)

The Business Side of Lindsay Lohan, Celebrity Summer Vacations, and Other Celebrity Well-wishes | Jam Session (Ep. 498)

The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins sit down to talk about Lindsay Lohan’s new beach club in Mykonos (1:00), what other celebrities have been up to this summer (21:55), and what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been up to since their wedding (24:56).
Source: The Business Side of Lindsay Lohan, Celebrity Summer Vacations, and Other Celebrity Well-wishes | Jam Session (Ep. 498)

Ousting Scott Pruitt, the Return of the Soccer Trolls, and the NBA vs. the NFL | The Press Box (Ep. 493)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker link up to analyze the media’s role in the recent resignation of Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator (02:00), the return of World Cup criticism in America (21:00), and the popularity of the NBA compared with the NFL’s (31:30).Hosted by: Bryan Curtis and David ShoemakerProduced…
Source: Ousting Scott Pruitt, the Return of the Soccer Trolls, and the NBA vs. the NFL | The Press Box (Ep. 493)

Boots Riley’s ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Is a Cinematic Acid Trip | The Big Picture (Ep. 492)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with first-time filmmaker and longtime musician Boots Riley about the challenging transition from making music with his group The Coup to making his first feature-length film, the experimental social comedy ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ on his own.
Source: Boots Riley’s ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Is a Cinematic Acid Trip | The Big Picture (Ep. 492)

'Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Goes Big, With Peyton Reed | The Big Picture (Ep. 491)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey speaks with filmmaker Peyton Reed about returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to make an Ant-Man sequel and the challenges of bounding his story with the aftermath of ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
Source: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Goes Big, With Peyton Reed | The Big Picture (Ep. 491)

The Massacre at the Capital Gazette, Decision 3.0, and Failing to Report on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | The Press Box (Ep. 490)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker reflect on the tragic shooting at the Capital Gazette last week and how Donald Trump’s and Milo Yiannopoulos’s comments against the press can stoke violence toward journalists (02:26). Then they talk about the impact LeBron James has had on sports media in light…
Source: The Massacre at the Capital Gazette, Decision 3.0, and Failing to Report on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | The Press Box (Ep. 490)

Why ‘Sicario’ Needed a Sequel, With Stefano Sollima | The Big Picture (Ep. 489)

The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan discuss the unlikely ‘Sicario’ franchise and its approach to violence and morality along the U.S.-Mexico border with ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ director Stefano Sollima.
Source: Why ‘Sicario’ Needed a Sequel, With Stefano Sollima | The Big Picture (Ep. 489)