The Oath’ and Ike Barinholtz’s Response to the Chaotic News Cycle | The Big Picture (Ep. 535)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey speaks with comedic talent Ike Barinholtz about his directorial debut ‘The Oath’ and how it’s a direct response to the breakneck speed of the news cycle since the election.
Source: The Oath’ and Ike Barinholtz’s Response to the Chaotic News Cycle | The Big Picture (Ep. 535)

Finally, Taylor Swift and Gritty Are on the Same Team | Damage Control (Ep. 534)

The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs get together to talk about Taylor Swift’s decision to finally get political (2:01) and the political fight going on involving the Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty (21:08).Read Alyssa Bereznak on Taylor Swift here.
Source: Finally, Taylor Swift and Gritty Are on the Same Team | Damage Control (Ep. 534)

Trump's Taxes, 'Venom' vs. 'A Star Is Born,' and the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi | The Press Box (Ep. 536)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker take a look at the New York Times story on Trump’s taxes and how the Times rolled it out (03:00), the release of ‘Venom’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ in today’s media landscape (27:30), and the mystery of Jamal Khashoggi going missing (48:45).
Source: Trump's Taxes, 'Venom' vs. 'A Star Is Born,' and the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi | The Press Box (Ep. 536)

‘A Star Is Born’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 535)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey is joined by colleagues Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, Lindsay Zoladz, and Andrew Gruttadaro to discuss their immediate reactions to the ‘A Star Is Born’ phenomenon—weighing in on Bradley Cooper’s emergence as an auteur, what the film is saying about pop music, the press tour, Lady Gaga,…
Source: ‘A Star Is Born’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 535)

A Star Is Bradley | Jam Session (Ep. 534)

The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins talk about Juliet’s royal sighting while in London (1:11), Bradley Cooper’s press tour for ‘A Star Is Born’ (11:38), the bizarre video of Lindsay Lohan harassing a family (22:25), and the news that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are officially married (25:27).Read Rob…
Source: A Star Is Bradley | Jam Session (Ep. 534)

More Ford-Kavanaugh, the "Rebirth" of the NFL, and Michael Moore | The Press Box (Ep. 533)

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)

David Lowery on Directing Robert Redford's Final Film, 'The Old Man and the Gun' | The Big Picture (Ep. 531)

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)

Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings Reaction | The Press Box (Ep. 532)

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)

In-Fighting in the News Media and Canada’s Liberal Brand | Damage Control (Ep. 530)

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)

Covering Kavanaugh, Lee Jenkins Joins the Clippers, and the Podcast Bubble | The Press Box (Ep. 529)

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)