The Press Box
The Press Box
The Ringer
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between.
Thanksgiving Listener Mail. Plus, Podcaster Josh Dean.
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are answering your questions for a Thanksgiving edition of Listener Mail (2:30). Then magazine writer, editor, and podcaster Josh Dean joins to discuss his new podcast Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen (37:45). Plus, David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Nov 26
1 hr 10 min
Have You Seen Donald Trump? Plus, TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Donald Trump’s disappearance from the media and weigh in on what a post-Trump presidency will look like (2:10). Then they break down ‘Meet the Press,’ in a new feature called We’ve Got Notes (21:25). Then Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies joins to discuss his career and his favorite media movies (48:40). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Nov 23
1 hr 28 min
'The Press Box' (Trailer)
The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between.
Nov 20
35 sec
Obama Writes a New Book. Plus, Claire McNear on 'Jeopardy!'
Barack Obama has released his 768-page memoir, 'A Promised Land.' Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss his book, his playlist, and the accompanying poster (2:10). Then, on Listener Mail, they answer the question “What is a piece of media you consume to get away from the world of media you spend the most time in?” (31:12) Then, Ringer writer and author Claire McNear joins to discuss her book, 'Answers in the Forms of Questions,' which covers 'Jeopardy!,' former host Alex Trebek, and much more (44:45). Finally, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Nov 19
1 hr 22 min
Everybody’s Going to Substack. Plus, Journalist Reeves Wiedeman on WeWork.
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Matt Yglesias’s announcement that he will no longer be writing for Vox but will be publishing his writing in Substack (1:45). They then write their own 2020 campaign retrospective, recounting the chain of events leading up to the election (22:10). Then New York Magazine editor and author Reeves Wiedeman joins to discuss the fall of WeWork and Adam Neumann (47:18). Plus, The Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Nov 16
1 hr 24 min
Trump and Fox News, Plus: New York Times Critic Dwight Garner
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker attempt to break down the dynamic between Fox News and Donald Trump (3:30), before answering, Listener Mail, where they guess “Who will be Time’s person of the year?” (31:40) Then New York Times critic Dwight Garner stops by to discuss his new book and his career as a critic (53:40). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Nov 12
1 hr 28 min
Election Aftermath Edition. Plus, The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel.
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker weigh in on the aftermath of the 2020 election. They discuss major headlines that include Trump running for reelection in 2024 (2:30), review all the media stories that ran after Biden won the election (9:00), and then discuss who covered election week better: CNN or MSNBC? (32:00) Then, Washington Post political reporter Dave Weigel joins to discuss covering the 2020 election (49:00). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Nov 9
1 hr 23 min
Biden Wins Reaction Edition
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker unpack the 2020 presidential election that resulted in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris being elected as President and Vice-President. They weigh in on the week-long process, Trump refusing to concede, and celebratory parades across the country.
Nov 7
49 min
Day After the Election Reaction Pod
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the day after the election. They discuss Trump’s late night and early-morning speech, each party's strategy, and media coverage on election night (2:00). Then, writer Jemele Hill joins to discuss election results and the state of our country (42:00). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
Nov 4
1 hr 17 min
Election Night Reaction Pod
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker cover 2020's election night. They address votes in swing states, the needle, and media coverage, and then make predictions while results come in and a winner has yet to be announced.
Nov 3
35 min
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