Peyton and Eli Manning Do 'Monday Night Football'

Bryan is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to break down Peyton and Eli Manning’s ‘Monday Night Football’ broadcast. They discuss the chemistry between the brothers, talk through which elements were a hit or miss, and predict how this type of broadcast could impact broadcast television moving forward. Host: Bryan CurtisGuest:…
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NFL Media Overreactions? Plus, Listener Mail on Newscaster Pronunciations and Overused Headlines.

Bryan and David recap Week 1 NFL media reactions and address the self-aware overreactions (5:23). Then they answer more Listener Mail and discuss newscaster pronunciations (22:10), overused headlines (25:06), and the transition to digital edition covers in journalism (33:21). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker…
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Listener Mail on Hatchet Jobs, Trump’s Sports Commentary, and the NFL Network Adding Rachel Bonnetta and Gambling

Bryan and David answer your Listener Mail and talk through the piece “The Dying Art of the Hatchet Job” (0:35), touch on former president Trump providing an alternate audio feed for the Holyfield-Belfort fight (40:12), and discuss the news that Rachel Bonnetta will join the NFL Network and focus on…
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James B. Stewart and Tom Junod on Writing About 9/11

Twenty years have passed since 9/11. Writers Tom Junod and James B. Stewart stop by to remember and reflect on the events of that day. Bryan talks with Stewart to discuss his 2002 New Yorker piece, “The Real Heroes Are Dead,” which follows Rick Rescorla—former soldier, officer, security specialist, and…
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Covering Hurricane Ida

Bryan and David break down the ongoing coverage of Hurricane Ida as they discuss how social media and new technology are being used to relay footage and enhance reporting. Then, they weigh in on how these clips and updates are circulating throughout the news. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David ShoemakerAssociate Producer:…
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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. They discuss the removal of Rachel Nichols from NBA programming (0:38), talk through Stephen A. Smith’s vision for ESPN (8:55), weigh in on ‘Monday Night Football’ coverage for the upcoming season (22:20), and more!Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David…
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When Will Sports TV Start Sounding More Like a Podcast?

Bryan and David discuss the question: When will sports TV start to sound more like a podcast? They weigh in on the difference between the television and podcast art forms and the difference between the spheres of fame on both platforms. Then they talk through the evolution of television. Hosts: Bryan…
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Claire McNear on Her ‘Jeopardy!’ Scoop. Plus, Listener Mail.

Bryan and David are joined by Ringer writer Claire McNear to unpack her story about recently chosen and now-ex ‘Jeopardy!’ host Mike Richards (0:30). They break down Claire’s reporting, discuss the response she received to the piece, and touch on what will come next in the ongoing saga that is…
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Claire McNear on Her ‘Jeopardy!’ Reporting. Plus, Listener Mail.

Bryan and David are joined by Ringer writer Claire McNear to unpack her story about recently chosen and now-ex ‘Jeopardy!’ host Mike Richards (0:30). They break down Claire’s reporting, discuss the response she received to the piece, and touch on what will come next in the ongoing saga that is…
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The Fall of Afghanistan With ‘Reign of Terror’ Author Spencer Ackerman

Bryan Curtis is joined by author and journalist Spencer Ackerman to break down his new book ‘Reign of Terror’ and to discuss recent news and events involving the United States leaving Afghanistan. They cover the 20-year “War on Terror,” weigh in on the decision Biden and his administration made to…
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