Trump’s Fox News Campaign, Beat Writing in the Bubble, and Ben Widdicombe on Gossip

Trump gave two speeches during July 4 weekend, and Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss how Trump’s reelection campaign and how Fox News is involved (2:10). Next, Curtis and Shoemaker take a look at what sports beat writing looks like in the age of COVID-19 (20:00). Ben Widdicombe, author and…
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Russian Bounties, Protest Rebrands, and Listener Mail

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at the story of Russian intelligence offering bounties to the Taliban for the killing of American troops (01:30), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (14:45), the Dixie Chicks’ new name (18:45), and listener mail (29:30).
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Biden Is Crushing Trump, a Washington Post Controversy, and Listener Mail

A New York Times/Siena poll out Wednesday shows that Biden is ahead of Trump nationally. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss how the presidential race could unfold (1:20) and break down the strange story behind a Washington Post piece about a two-year-old blackface incident that got a non-famous woman fired (23:40).…
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Trump in Tulsa, Bubba Wallace, and the Temporary End of the Newsroom

Donald Trump had a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, and the subject was not George Floyd or the coronavirus; Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down what was said (1:15). Next, they talk about the racist incident that took place after NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace called for the ban…
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Breonna Taylor, Listener Mail, and the Seattle Protests

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by Ringer staff writer Jordan Ritter Conn to talk about Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was killed on March 13 by Louisville police (0:45). Then, Curtis and David answer your listener mail, where they consider the question “Which White House memoir would…
Source: Breonna Taylor, Listener Mail, and the Seattle Protests

The Coronavirus and the Media, the NBA and the Protests, and the Week in Trump.

It’s been 49 days without a formal White House briefing about the virus. Politico reporter Dan Diamond joins to discuss where to find critical information about the coronavirus and what he anticipates the virus will look like going forward (1:10). Then, Ringer sportswriter Paolo Uggetti joins the show to break…
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L.A. Times Columnist Erika Smith, the Protests in Washington, and Newsroom Reckonings

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by ‘L.A. Times’ columnist Erika Smith as she takes us through protests, column writing, and the future of the ‘L.A. Times’ (1:20). Next, ‘Ringer’ intern Lex Pryor joins the discussion from Washington, D.C., to talk about what it was like covering protests three…
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Jemele Hill on Protests, Roger Goodell, and ESPN. Plus, Police Unions and James Bennet

Bryan Curtis, David Shoemaker, and Chris Almeida are joined by Jemele Hill, host of the podcast ‘Way Down in the Hole,’ to discuss the effects of the protests that are now in their 14th day (0:45). Then, ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ columnist Will Bunch joins to explain police unions and what they…
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Reports From Brooklyn and Minneapolis, Plus: Trump Goes to Church

After a week of protests around the country, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by Ringer writer Tyler Tynes and Washington Post reporter Robert Klemko to discuss their perspectives from the ground of both cities, Brooklyn and Minneapolis.
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George Floyd, Minneapolis, and Beyond

Days of nationwide protests have followed the killing of George Floyd, who died while in police custody. Ringer writer Justin Charity joins Bryan Curtis, David Shoemaker, and Chris Almeida to discuss the situation unfolding before all of us.
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