How Big Ten Football Came Back. Plus, Obama White House Photographer Pete Souza.

College football is back … sort of. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the unusual return of college football, but more specifically the Big Ten (2:20). Then, Listener Mail, when they answer the question, “What’s your favorite word to try and jam into every one of your stories?” (24:20) Plus,…
Source: How Big Ten Football Came Back. Plus, Obama White House Photographer Pete Souza.

The Joe Rogan Presidential Debate? Plus: Adam Amin on the Return of Football.

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down what the upcoming presidential debates could look like with moderator Chris Wallace—or perhaps Joe Rogan, who recently expressed interest in moderating on a recent episode of his podcast (3:08). They then discuss the return of the NFL (19:00) and its broadcasting as Fox…
Source: The Joe Rogan Presidential Debate? Plus: Adam Amin on the Return of Football.

Bob Woodward Is Back. Plus: Don Winslow on Fiction and Politics.

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dive deep into Trump’s recent comments to veteran journalist Bob Woodward (2:08). They question Woodward’s motives and examine whether or not he should’ve waited to release his revealing interview earlier (13:33). Novelist Don Winslow joins to discuss his latest collection of short stories, ‘Broken’ (32:10).…
Source: Bob Woodward Is Back. Plus: Don Winslow on Fiction and Politics.

Trump and the Troops, Back to School (Remotely), and Time’s Molly Ball on Pelosi and the Election

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dissect Trump’s complicated relationship with the military and the truth (2:36), and they break down Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic story on the president and the complexities of anonymous reporting (3:34:). Then, they discuss remote learning and COVID-19’s impact on education (22:37). Next, Time magazine’s Molly Ball…
Source: Trump and the Troops, Back to School (Remotely), and Time’s Molly Ball on Pelosi and the Election

Brian Stelter on Fox News. Plus, the Week the Campaign Went Nuts and Listener Mail

From antifa planes to golf metaphors and bags of soup, Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the chaotic Trump campaign (2:05). Then, during Listener Mail, they answer the question, “Why does every nonfiction book have such a long subtitle?” (23:18). Then CNN commentator Brian Stelter stops by to discuss his…
Source: Brian Stelter on Fox News. Plus, the Week the Campaign Went Nuts and Listener Mail

Trump’s Crime Talk, the Death of the Newsroom, and Jeff Benedict on the Patriots

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Trump’s approach to this year’s election. They break down his remarks on protesting, violence, and the Democratic Party (2:35). They then discuss the newspapers that are getting rid of their newsrooms and the impact it could have on the profession (20:30). Then, sportswriter Jeff…
Source: Trump’s Crime Talk, the Death of the Newsroom, and Jeff Benedict on the Patriots

The Best and Worst of the Republican National Convention. Plus, the NBA Strike and Listener Mail.

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the best and worst of the Republican National Convention (3:00). Then they discuss the NBA strike and how it has turned the attention from Orlando to Kenosha, Wisconsin (36:10). Then it’s time for Listener Mail, as the guys answer the question, “What is…
Source: The Best and Worst of the Republican National Convention. Plus, the NBA Strike and Listener Mail.

What Will the Republican National Convention Look Like? Plus, Sports Announcer Disasters and Ben Jacobs on Kanye for President.

The Republican National Convention kicks off today. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down what we can expect (2:58). Then, they discuss sports announcer meltdowns during the pandemic and weigh in on some of the racist, homophobic, misogynistic comments from some of the most popular announcers (20:55). Then political writer…
Source: What Will the Republican National Convention Look Like? Plus, Sports Announcer Disasters and Ben Jacobs on Kanye for President.

The Best and Worst of the Democratic Convention. Plus: Listener Mail.

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the best and worst moments from the 2020 Democratic National Convention (2:45). Then, Listener Mail, where they answer the question, “What is the worst pun meteorologists are using in 2020 and how do we stop it?” (42:40). Plus: The Overworked Twitter Joke of…
Source: The Best and Worst of the Democratic Convention. Plus: Listener Mail.

Covering a Virtual Convention and NBA Playoffs Notes. Plus: Politico’s Alex Thompson on Biden and Obama.

The Democratic National Convention kicks off tonight with speakers including Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, and Quibi CEO Meg Whitman. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss what we can expect and what a virtual convention could look like (2:25). The NBA playoffs have also commenced, and they address the league’s newest…
Source: Covering a Virtual Convention and NBA Playoffs Notes. Plus: Politico’s Alex Thompson on Biden and Obama.