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The Press Box

Podcast Series The Press Box

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

Series Episodes

Listener Mailbag on 'Gutfeld!,' Mike Pence’s Book Deal, Paul Pierce, and More

Listener Mailbag on 'Gutfeld!,' Mike Pence’s Book Deal, Paul Pierce, and More

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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, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 hour 6 mins

8 April Finished

Matt Gaetz Investigations and Covering the Men’s and Women’s Final Four

Matt Gaetz Investigations and Covering the Men’s and Women’s Final Four

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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 through the highlights and key takeaways from the men and women's NCAA tournaments (21:13). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 mins

7 April Finished

Al Michaels Talks About His Career as a Baseball Announcer

Al Michaels Talks About His Career as a Baseball Announcer

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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 Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Al Michaels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 hour 6 mins

31 March Finished

Remembering Larry McMurtry and Chatting With Author Alexander Wolff

Remembering Larry McMurtry and Chatting With Author Alexander Wolff

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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 to Germany, his relationship with his father, and what it was like revisiting the past in the process of writing his new book, ‘Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home’ (30:05). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Alexander Wolff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 hour

29 March Finished

Mailbag Episode: The Best Biden Books, Overlong Docs, and an “Embattled” Update

Mailbag Episode: The Best Biden Books, Overlong Docs, and an “Embattled” Update

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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 Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 mins

25 March Finished

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