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The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between.

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between.

Location:

United States

Networks:

The Ringer

Description:

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between.

Twitter:

@BillSimmons

Language:

English


Episodes

Andrew Cuomo, COVID-19 Content, and Sports Media Layoffs | The Press Box

3/30/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the rise of Andrew Cuomo (01:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (18:00), how you and your non-news website can continue to create content during the coronavirus pandemic (20:00), and sportswriting during this national emergency (32:30).

Duration:00:38:08

The Coronavirus Corporate Hall of Shame. Plus: Should COVID-19 News Be Free? | The Press Box

3/26/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at how the coronavirus fallout has been handled by Bloomberg (01:00), Harvard (08:00), the Philadelphia 76ers (12:00), the Boston Bruins (14:30), and the International Olympic Committee (18:15). Then they discuss the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (26:00), whether or not coronavirus news should be behind paywalls (29:30), listener mail (38:30), and more.

Duration:00:55:35

Trump’s Daily Briefings, How Bernie Blew It, and Rand Paul Tests Positive | The Press Box

3/23/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings (01:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (21:30), how Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic presidential nomination (24:45), Rand Paul testing positive for COVID-19 (36:00), Richard Burr dumping stocks (38:15), and more.

Duration:00:44:31

The Gaslighting of America, Biden’s Veep, and Coronavirus Media Layoffs | The Press Box

3/19/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Donald Trump’s gaslighting of America (01:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (16:30), Joe Biden choosing a running mate (21:45), some coronavirus media layoffs (39:15), and listener mail (46:00).

Duration:00:59:43

The Media in Quarantine, the NFL Marches on, and the Biden-Bernie Debate | The Press Box

3/16/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss covering the coronavirus from quarantine (02:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (18:15), the NFL’s decision to charge ahead with free agency (21:15), what sportswriters and sports TV people do with themselves when there are no games (31:15), and some of the media lowlights of the pandemic coverage (36:00).

Duration:01:02:26

Covering Coronavirus. Plus: 2020 Updates | The Press Box

3/12/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about the coronavirus (02:00) before looking at what Bernie Sanders does next (24:00) and the discussions about Joe Biden’s health (33:30).

Duration:00:43:25

Michigan Primary Preview, Bernie’s Online Fans, and Woody Allen’s Memoir | The Press Box

3/9/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker link up to preview Tuesday night’s Michigan primary (03:00) before discussing the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (24:30), Bernie Sanders’s online fans (26:30), Ronan Farrow going after his publisher, Hachette, for agreeing to publish the memoirs of his father, Woody Allen (37:00), Brian Williams’s attempt at math (51:15), and more.

Duration:01:01:30

Super Tuesday Aftermath: Biden, Bernie, Bloomberg, and Warren | The Press Box

3/5/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are back after a Super Tuesday blowout that left Joe Biden with the majority (03:00) and Bernie Sanders reevaluating his campaign (13:00). Also: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (27:45), the end of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign (30:30), Mike Bloomberg’s exit (44:15), and listener mail (49:15).

Duration:00:55:41

Super Tuesday Emergency Podcast | The Press Box

3/4/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Joe Biden’s successful Super Tuesday, how quickly Bernie Sanders lost the centrists, the future of Mike Bloomberg’s campaign, Pete Buttigieg's and Amy Klobuchar's exits from the race, Chris Matthew quitting ‘Hardball,’ and more.

Duration:00:51:45

South Carolina and Super Tuesday Preview. Plus: Project Veritas and ABC | The Press Box

2/28/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Tuesday’s wild debate in South Carolina (03:00) and the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (26:15), before previewing the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday (29:00). Then they examine the Project Veritas recording of ABC News’s David Wright (43:00), and wrap up the show with listener mail (47:45).

Duration:00:59:38

Bernie the Front-runner, Chris Matthews, and Wilder-Fury | The Press Box

2/25/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at Bernie Sanders’s big win in Nevada (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (28:00), an unfortunate analogy from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews (31:00), Anderson Cooper's grilling of Rod Blagojevich (50:30), the Deontay Wilder–Tyson Fury fight (55:00), and more.

Duration:01:03:10

The Nevada Debate, Caucus Preview, and Listener Mail | The Press Box

2/20/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the fallout from Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (24:30), the resurgence of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign (27:15), how to watch Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on cable news (39:30), and listener mail (46:30).

Duration:01:01:57

Nevada Debate Preview, Google Paying for News, and Charles Portis | The Press Box

2/18/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker sit down to look at Bloomberg and the Nevada caucuses (04:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (20:30), Google finally paying for news content (23:15), and the end of Jessica Mendoza’s runs with ESPN and the Mets (29:15), before bidding farewell to reclusive novelist Charles Portis (34:30).

Duration:00:48:09

Bloomberg Enters the Race, Nevada Scenarios, and Wes Anderson’s New Yorker Movie | The Press Box

2/14/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Mike Bloomberg’s legitimacy as a contender for the Democratic candidacy (04:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (23:30), the state of the Democratic race (26:00), the XFL and future of football on TV (38:00), Wes Anderson’s New Yorker movie (42:00), plus “guess the celebrity Democratic endorser” (44:45), and more.

Duration:00:54:25

Bernie Wins New Hampshire. Pete's Second. Biden Goes Bust. | The Press Box

2/12/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Bernie Sanders’s victory in the New Hampshire primary, the night's biggest winners and losers, the dropouts, and more.

Duration:00:50:39

Who Really Won Iowa? Plus: Rush Limbaugh and Spotify | The Press Box

2/7/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the never-ending Iowa caucuses (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (26:45), Rush Limbaugh’s announcement and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (29:45), Nancy Pelosi ripping up a copy of Trump’s speech (40:30), impeachment hero Mitt Romney (43:45), Spotify’s purchase of The Ringer (48:45), and more.

Duration:00:57:13

Emergency Podcast: Iowa Meltdown Edition | The Press Box

2/4/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the caucus in Iowa that hasn’t gotten any results, plus cable news follies.

Duration:00:39:56

Iowa Is Here, the Barstool Sale, and Covering the Super Bowl | The Press Box

1/31/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about the final lead-up to the Iowa caucuses (01:55), the selling off of a major portion of Barstool Sports (17:45), and all of the goings-on from the media frenzy that is covering the Super Bowl in Miami (37:04).

Duration:00:44:27

Covering Kobe, Six Days Till Iowa, and Super Bowl Conspiracies | The Press Box

1/28/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the passing of Kobe Bryant (03:00), Joe Rogan’s endorsement of Bernie to the Bernie freakout (26:30), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with NPR (35:30), plus Super Bowl conspiracy theories (40:30).

Duration:00:47:10

Trump vs. Schiff, Hacking Jeff Bezos, and 'American Dirt' | The Press Box

1/24/2020
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss California Representative Adam Schiff’s statement at the impeachment trial (03:00), the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week (20:30), the hacking of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (23:15), the case of journalist Glenn Greenwald (29:15), and more.

Duration:00:54:40