NPR Departures, Awards Season SEO, and Wordle-Loving Reporters

Bryan and David begin with a breakdown of the recent NPR departures as chronicled by NPR’s own media reporter David Folkenflik (1:06). They transition to the rise of Wordle, a puzzle game heavily featured on the Twitter accounts of reporters everywhere (11:30). Then they discuss the Postgame Question of the…
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RIP Longform, Carlson vs. Cruz, Bob Saget Obits, and Postgame Question of the Week

Bryan and David break down Ted Cruz’s appearance on the ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ discussing the siege of the capital on January 6 (9:25). Then, they bid farewell to longform.org (30:05), present the Postgame Question of the Week (43:49), discuss Nick Kristof’s attempt to run for governor (45:54), and share some Bob Saget…
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Mina Kimes on How We Cover Aaron Rodgers

Bryan touches on the news that The New York Times has bought The Athletic before then being joined by Mina Kimes to discuss the Aaron Rodgers discourse. They talk about her 2017 piece featuring Rodgers, discuss his relationship with the media, weigh in on past comments about both potentially leaving…
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Ben Smith, January 6 Anniversary, Ken Rosenthal, and More

Bryan and David are back and kicking off the new year with Ben Smith’s announcement that he is leaving The New York Times for a global media startup (0:22). Then they transition to the first anniversary of the January siege of the Capitol by discussing Evan Osnos’s New Yorker profile of radio host Dan…
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John Madden’s Legacy With Jason Gay

Bryan is joined by The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay to remember legendary football coach, sportscaster, and businessman John Madden. They reflect on the games Madden called, how he influenced television, and discuss all that he added to the sport of football. Host: Bryan CurtisGuest: Jason GayAssociate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn…
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J.R. Moehringer on Writing ‘The Tender Bar,’ the Art of Memoir, and His Career Writing for Newspapers

Bryan is joined by journalist J.R. Moehringer to discuss his career working at The New York Times and Los Angeles Times before then discussing his memoir ‘The Tender Bar.’ They touch on details of the memoir including Moehringer’s reason for writing the book, the significance of the bar Pelicans, and how…
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The Athletic and The New York Times. Plus: The Year in Media.

Bryan and David touch on the news that The New York Times might be buying The Athletic. They discuss the potential deal and what place The Athletic could have at the Times (1:19). Then they hand out 2021 Year in Media awards for Image of the Year, Sports Media Story…
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How to Create a Longform Podcast With Joel Anderson

Bryan is joined by Slate’s Joel Anderson to discuss his career, from starting at TCU to working at BuzzFeed News to covering college football at ESPN and eventually finding himself at Slate working on his podcast, ‘Slow Burn.’ They touch on the differences between print and podcasts, talk through reporting…
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Pat McAfee, Chris Wallace, a Texas Sportswriting Legend, and More

Bryan and David start by talking about Pat McAffe’s new $120 million deal with FanDuel (3:26). Then they discuss Chris Wallace leaving Fox News for CNN (21:10). Then they wrap up by talking about Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, ’80s and ’90s commercial fiction power rankings, plus David Shoemaker Guesses…
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Farewell, Chris Cuomo. Plus: Can Recipes Be Plagiarized?

Bryan and David react to the news that Chris Cuomo was fired by CNN and then discuss actions leading up to the decision and what this means for the organization (3:30). Later, they weigh in on the conversation presented by Priya Krishna’s NY Times article, “Who Owns a Recipe? A…
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