The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs discuss Childish Gambino’s new song, “This Is America,” and its controversial music video (0:29), what the qualifications are for handing out the “black genius” title (11:03), and R. Kelly potentially beginning to face consequences for his actions (19:31).More from The Ringer:When a Culture’s Fed UpDonald…
Source: Dissecting the Response to Childish Gambino's "This Is America" | Damage Control (Ep. 465)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker sit down to examine Rudy Giuliani’s enlightening interview with Sean Hannity (02:00), Peter King’s departure for ‘Sports Illustrated’ (23:00), and the confusion surrounding MSNBC’s Joy Reid (38:30).
Source: Rudy Giuliani Opens Up, Peter King Says Goodbye, and the Joy Reid Affair | The Press Box (Ep. 464)
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss what led to Kanye West’s latest controversial statement (2:13). Then, TMZ producer Van Lathan joins the show to discuss his confrontation with Kanye on ‘TMZ Live’ (15:48) and what happened after the cameras went off (30:33).
Source: TMZ's Van Lathan on His Confrontation With Kanye West | Jam Session (Ep. 463)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker deconstruct the media reaction Michelle Wolf’s jokes (03:15), the role journalists played in bringing Bill Cosby to justice (26:00), and Mike Francesa’s brief retirement and return to WFAN (28:45).
Source: The Cosby Conviction, the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, and Francesa's Return | The Press Box (Ep. 462)
The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and David Shoemaker take an exhaustive trip through the galaxy to break down the plot twists, character deaths, and paths forward for the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the action-packed, plot-heavy ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ SPOILER ALERT: The second half of this episode contains serious spoilers for the…
Source: Emergency ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Breakdown I The Big Picture (Ep. 461)
The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs discuss Kanye West’s latest deep dive into the MAGA life (1:38), how rants are his signature art form (9:37), and the parallels between him and Donald Trump (12:15). Then they break down the incel movement, which started as an innocent online community but…
Source: The Old Kanye Is Gone | Damage Control (Ep. 460)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down Donald Trump’s infatuation with Maggie Haberman (03:00), the media’s outrage regarding sideline reporter Allie LaForce’s question to LeBron James (23:00), and the fallout from ‘Harper’s’ magazine firing editor James Marcus (41:30).
Source: Trump and Haberman, LeBron's Sideline Interview, and the Meltdown at Harper's | The Press Box (Ep. 459)
Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with legendary filmmaker Willam Friedkin, who’s responsible for films such as ‘The French Connection,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘Sorcerer,’ and ‘To Live and Die in L.A.’ Friedkin discusses his distinguished career in film and why, at 82, he decided to create a new documentary about a real-life…
Source: William Friedkin Meets a Real-Life ‘Exorcist’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 458)
Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with comedic actor, director, and writer Jay Chandrasekhar about returning to make a ‘Super Troopers’ sequel 17 years after the original. Chandrasekhar also discusses what it’s like being an Indian American in Hollywood, returning to his roots, and bridging the divided audiences in comedy.
Source: 4/20 Special: Jay Chandrasekhar’s ‘Super Troopers’ Return | The Big Picture (Ep. 457)
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Khloe Kardashian giving birth in the midst of her boyfriend’s cheating scandal (0:38), Beyoncé’s Coachella takeover (22:07), and Gwyneth Paltrow’s engagement party, which definitely wasn’t a wedding (33:35).More from The Ringer:The Beyoncé-at-Coachella Exit Survey
Source: Beychella or Bust and the Khloe Kardashian–Tristan Thompson Scandal Timeline | Jam Session (Ep. 256)