Jian Ghomeshi, NFL Grab Bag, and Cable Storm Coverage | The Press Box (Ep. 526)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at The New York Review of Books’ decision to publish Jian Ghomeshi’s first-person story (03:30), dive into some of the top stories from around the NFL (28:15), and wrap up by discussing the cable news coverage of Tropical Depression Florence and Typhoon…
Source: Jian Ghomeshi, NFL Grab Bag, and Cable Storm Coverage | The Press Box (Ep. 526)

Nicole Holofcener, 'The Land of Steady Habits,' and the Characters From Her Own Life | The Big Picture (Ep. 525)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with filmmaker Nicole Holofcener about her consistent career in film and how she’s able to draw on inspiration from her life to create the characters and stories in her movies.
Source: Nicole Holofcener, 'The Land of Steady Habits,' and the Characters From Her Own Life | The Big Picture (Ep. 525)

Colin Kaepernick and Nike’s Commodification of Wokeness | Damage Control (Ep. 524)

The Ringer’s Kate Knibbs and Justin Charity try to parse the meaning of Nike’s recent ad campaign featuring free-agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (01:24). Then, they discuss the reboot of Gawker and the potential impact new owner Brian Goldberg might have on the content of the site (22:36).
Source: Colin Kaepernick and Nike’s Commodification of Wokeness | Damage Control (Ep. 524)

Trump vs. (Almost) Everybody | The Press Box (Ep. 523)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker take a look at Bob Woodward’s new book ‘Fear: Trump in the White House’ (03:00), the anonymous New York Times op-ed (27:00), and the ousting of Les Moonves from CBS (40:30).
Source: Trump vs. (Almost) Everybody | The Press Box (Ep. 523)

Michel Gondry Reunites With Jim Carrey in ‘Kidding’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 522)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with with Michel Gondry to discuss his long career in film and reteaming up with Jim Carrey 14 years after ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ to create the upcoming Showtime series ‘Kidding.’
Source: Michel Gondry Reunites With Jim Carrey in ‘Kidding’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 522)

‘A Star Is Born’ Wildness, the Many Personas of Jennifer Garner, and What the Geoffrey Owens Debacle Teaches Us About Celebrity Boundaries | Jam Session (Ep. 521)

The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins sit down to talk about the increasingly weird press tour for ‘A Star Is Born’ (1:40), Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s relationship as he heads back to rehab (20:08), the Geoffrey Owens debacle (28:40), and Gwyneth Paltrow’s company, Goop, getting sued over its…
Source: ‘A Star Is Born’ Wildness, the Many Personas of Jennifer Garner, and What the Geoffrey Owens Debacle Teaches Us About Celebrity Boundaries | Jam Session (Ep. 521)

Steve Bannon, David Remnick, and the New Yorker Festival | The Press Box (Ep. 520)

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss The New Yorker’s decision to invite — and then disinvite — former Trump aide Steve Bannon to its annual festival, and what that says about covering the right and the problem with “ideas” festivals.
Source: Steve Bannon, David Remnick, and the New Yorker Festival | The Press Box (Ep. 520)

Aneesh Chaganty on Leaving Google to Make ‘Searching’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 519)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with first-time filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty to discuss leaving his job at Google to make ‘Searching,’ a thriller starring John Cho shot entirely through the POV of screens.
Source: Aneesh Chaganty on Leaving Google to Make ‘Searching’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 519)

The Complex Legacy That John McCain Leaves Behind | Damage Control (Ep. 518)

This week on ‘Damage Control,’ The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs discuss the complicated feelings that come with mourning late Senator John McCain (0:47). Then they investigate why the Twitter persona of former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has become so fascinating (24:19).
Source: The Complex Legacy That John McCain Leaves Behind | Damage Control (Ep. 518)

Remembering John McCain, Jemele Hill's Exit From ESPN, and Taking Stock of 'The Athletic' | The Press Box (Ep. 517)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker link up to remember Senator John McCain and his relationship with the media (02:30) before looking back at Jemele Hill’s last year at ESPN (15:30). Then they unpack a wild Tuesday for Trump (26:00) before examining varying opinions of ‘The Athletic’ (39:30).
Source: Remembering John McCain, Jemele Hill's Exit From ESPN, and Taking Stock of 'The Athletic' | The Press Box (Ep. 517)