This week on ‘Damage Control,’ The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs discuss the complicated feelings that come with mourning late Senator John McCain (0:47). Then they investigate why the Twitter persona of former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has become so fascinating (24:19).
Source: The Complex Legacy That John McCain Leaves Behind | Damage Control (Ep. 518)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker link up to remember Senator John McCain and his relationship with the media (02:30) before looking back at Jemele Hill’s last year at ESPN (15:30). Then they unpack a wild Tuesday for Trump (26:00) before examining varying opinions of ‘The Athletic’ (39:30).
Source: Remembering John McCain, Jemele Hill's Exit From ESPN, and Taking Stock of 'The Athletic' | The Press Box (Ep. 517)
The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan highlight this summer’s movies by awarding the biggest surprises, best independent films, best scenes, the best and worst movie of the summer, and much more.
Source: The Summer Movie Awards | The Big Picture (Ep. 516)
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman is joined by Kate Halliwell to talk about the Netflix movie ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ (1:00) and the breakout star of the movie, Noah Centineo (10:12). Then Alyssa Bereznak comes on to talk about Elon Musk’s relationship with the singer Grimes (17:39) and…
Source: ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Creates a Rom-com Star and Dissecting the Elon Musk–Grimes–Azealia Banks Saga | Jam Session (Ep. 515)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss local news outlets across the country renouncing Trump’s attacks on the media (02:30), New York magazine’s owners exploring a sale (20:15), and Chris Berman’s potential return to ESPN (34:00).
Source: The Nation's Editorial Pages vs. Trump, The Return of "The Swami," and … Is New York Magazine For Sale? | The Press Box (Ep. 514)
Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director Jon M. Chu to talk about his development as a director and how his personal experience as a Chinese American inspired him to make this movie.
Source: How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Jon M. Chu Earned His Spot | The Big Picture (Ep. 513)
The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs try to figure out what’s going on with Elon Musk and why we care (0:57), and then they discuss the downward spiral of MoviePass (21:02).
Source: The Curious Case of Elon Musk and His Twitter Account | Damage Control (Ep. 512)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker link up to discuss the release of Omarosa’s new book, ‘Unhinged’ (03:45); ESPN reshuffling the network (24:15); and whether the media should be involved in Hall of Fame voting (36:15).
Source: The Revenge of Omarosa, ESPN's Schedule Shake-up, and Voting for the Hall of Fame | The Press Box (Ep. 511)
The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, Bill Simmons, and Amanda Dobbins discuss the recent announcement about upcoming changes to the Academy Awards and debate how to usher the ceremony into the new era.
Source: We Actually Fixed the Oscars | The Big Picture (Ep. 510)
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss the details of Beyoncé’s new Vogue cover (1:10). Then, the two give an update on David Geffen’s notorious summer yacht, discussing the celebrity politics of being photographed and seen with questionable public figures (18:52).
Source: Beyoncé’s Vogue Cover, Plus a Weekly Dose of Celebrity Yachting | Jam Session (Ep. 509)