Listener Mail and Michael Riedel on Covering Broadway

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are answering your Listener Mail! They weigh in on the new Anthony Bourdain book (17:15), discuss the journalistic use of the word “slap” (23:00), and touch on the potential repackaging of retired or aging NFL quarterbacks on our televisions screens (25:58). Then longtime theater columnist…
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The Joe Biden Three-Month Check-in and Rob Stone on the Greatest Bowling Call Ever

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker check in with Joe Biden three months into the job and discuss how the media is treating him (4:06). Then they share some Overworked Twitter Jokes of the Week (23:27), and Fox’s Rob Stone joins the show to talk about his viral bowling call at…
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Listener Mailbag on 'Gutfeld!,' Mike Pence’s Book Deal, Paul Pierce, and More

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are opening up the mailbag and answering your Listener Mail! They address Fox New’s new comedy show ‘Gutfeld!’ (3:10), Mike Pence’s seven-figure book deal with Simon & Schuster (20:00), and ESPN’s decision to fire Paul Pierce (37:15), before they rank Texas’s literary novels (53:10). Plus,…
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Matt Gaetz Investigations and Covering the Men’s and Women’s Final Four

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the investigation involving Florida Representative Matt Gaetz. They weigh in on his response to the sex trafficking investigation, his interview with Tucker Carlson, and decided where Gaetz falls along the scale of politicians labeled by the press (5:10). Then, they switch gears and talk…
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Al Michaels Talks About His Career as a Baseball Announcer

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by sportscaster Al Michaels in preparation for the start of the baseball season. They discuss Michael’s relationships with Curt Gowdy and Sal Bando (6:30), his first broadcasting job for the Hawaii Islanders (16:00), the art of calling baseball (37:40), and much more!Hosts: Bryan…
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Remembering Larry McMurtry and Chatting With Author Alexander Wolff

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker remember the great novelist Larry McMurtry. They reflect on his novels and films such as ‘Lonesome Dove’ and ‘Terms of Endearment,’ and talk about the impact McMurtry had on the state of Texas (3:05). Then, author Alexander Wolff stops by to discuss his recent trip…
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Mailbag Episode: The Best Biden Books, Overlong Docs, and an “Embattled” Update

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are answering your Listener Mail in a mailbag episode of ‘The Press Box.’ They answer questions about upcoming Biden books (2:50), the “embattled” journalism debate (16:45), Curtis’s high school yearbook signed by the one and only Shoemaker (34:15), and much more! Plus, the Overworked Twitter…
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Covering March Madness and Novelist Harlan Coben

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker weigh in on this year’s NCAA basketball tournament. They discuss its appeal before breaking down the discrepancies between the men’s and women’s tournaments (3:35). Then, novelist Harlan Coben stops by to discuss his Myron Bolitar series, the writing process, and his new novel ‘Win’ (23:30).Hosts:…
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NFL's Mega Rights Deal With Kevin Clark, Listener Mailbag, and Lis Power

Kevin Clark joins the show to discuss the details of the monster NFL rights deal and what it means for the media consumer. Then, Bryan and David answer your listener questions including thoughts on embattled governors, the best ways to get fired, and sounding bald. Lis Power of Media Matters…
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The End of Andrew Cuomo? Plus, the Athletic's Lindsey Adler

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the recent call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign. They touch on whether or not cancel culture is involved, discuss how Democrats are reacting, and when or if it’s appropriate to label someone as disgraced (4:45). Later, The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler joins to share…
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