The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker take a look at Senator Flake and other figures from the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings (03:00), the rise in NFL ratings (25:15), and Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” (37:00).
Source: More Ford-Kavanaugh, the "Rebirth" of the NFL, and Michael Moore | The Press Box (Ep. 533)
Ringer Editor-in-Chief Sean Fennessey is rejoined by filmmaker David Lowery to discuss his new movie ‘The Old Man and the Gun,’ directing Robert Redford in his final performance, and his knack for crafting modern-day fables.
Source: David Lowery on Directing Robert Redford's Final Film, 'The Old Man and the Gun' | The Big Picture (Ep. 531)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker gather for an emergency podcast to give their initial reactions to the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the surrounding media coverage.
Source: Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings Reaction | The Press Box (Ep. 532)
The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs talk about a crazy week in U.S. politics that led to the news media jumping over each other to get scoops (1:20) and how that affects our news consumption (5:21). Then, they turn their attention to Canada’s version of Donald Trump (15:34).
Source: In-Fighting in the News Media and Canada’s Liberal Brand | Damage Control (Ep. 530)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the complicated media coverage surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (03:00), NBA profiler Lee Jenkins’s career pivot to front office of the L.A. Clippers (31:45), and whether or not the podcast bubble has burst (50:15).
Source: Covering Kavanaugh, Lee Jenkins Joins the Clippers, and the Podcast Bubble | The Press Box (Ep. 529)
Editor-in-Chief Sean Fennessey chats with actor and occasional director Ethan Hawke about his new film ‘Blaze,’a biopic about the creative life and tragic death of the musician Blaze Foley.
Source: Ethan Hawke Will 'Blaze' a Trail as a Director, Too | The Big Picture (Ep. 528)
The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins talks with ‘New York Times’ writer Caity Weaver about what it’s like to profile celebrities including Maya Rudolph and Justin Bieber (2:57), her thoughts on Meghan Markle’s first four months as Duchess of Sussex (29:25), and Millie Bobby Brown going to Drake for dating advice (38:37).Read…
Source: 'New York Times' Writer Caity Weaver on Profiling Celebrities, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s Engagement, and Meghan Markle | Jam Session (Ep. 527)
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)
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)
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)