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Channel 33, part of The Ringer Podcast Network, is a collection of shows covering pop culture, sports, and tech.

Channel 33, part of The Ringer Podcast Network, is a collection of shows covering pop culture, sports, and tech.
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United States

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The Ringer

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Channel 33, part of The Ringer Podcast Network, is a collection of shows covering pop culture, sports, and tech.

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@BillSimmons

Language:

English


Episodes

Emergency ‘Deadpool 2’ Debate | The Big Picture (Ep. 470)

5/18/2018
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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Andrew Gruttadaro digest the latest blockbuster superhero movie, ‘Deadpool 2,’ by unpacking what worked and what didn’t among the numerous meta jokes and pop culture references. They discuss the long-anticipated arrival of Josh Brolin’s "Cable," why Deadpool is so popular, and where the character and the franchise goes from here. SPOILER ALERT: This episode contains serious spoilers for the movie. Be warned!

Duration:00:42:09

Rehashing ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ With Mallory Rubin | The Dave Chang Show

5/17/2018
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In his first micropod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin to recapitulate their debate over the controversial film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ Stay tuned for Dave’s interview with ‘Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson and film critic Karina Longworth later this week. Subscribe to 'The Dave Chang Show' feed here.

Duration:00:15:57

A Very Royal Mailbag Episode | Jam Session (Ep. 464)

5/16/2018
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The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins answer listener questions about Saturday’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They cover everything from the situation with Meghan’s dad (1:21) to speculation about Prince Harry's real parents (24:57). Then they make some predictions for the event (41:31). For more reading on the royal wedding, check out the links below: The latest on the royal wedding The New Yorker’s Lauren Collins on royal romance 14 etiquette rules the...

Duration:00:52:17

How the Media Normalized Sports Gambling, John McCain’s Long Goodbye, and Katie Nolan Gets Called Out | The Press Box (Ep. 464)

5/15/2018
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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker take a look at how sports writers may be partially responsible for the Supreme Court's recent ruling on sports gambling (02:15), how the media is celebrating John McCain (21:00), and why Andrew Marchand of the 'New York Post' called out ESPN's Katie Nolan (37:45).

Duration:00:51:00

Making the Melissa McCarthy Machine, With Ben Falcone | The Big Picture (Ep. 467)

5/14/2018
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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with comedic filmmaker Ben Falcone about ‘Life of the Party’—his new movie starring his wife, Melissa McCarthy—and what it’s like to creatively collaborate with his life partner.

Duration:00:29:43

Jason Reitman Is Not Here to Make a Blockbuster | The Big Picture (Ep. 466)

5/10/2018
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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with filmmaker Jason Reitman about his early box office success with movies like ‘Juno’ and ‘Up in the Air,’ the complicated nature of making movies that are not meant to be blockbusters in 2018, and his new and terrifying film about parenting, ‘Tully,’ starring Charlize Theron.

Duration:00:30:33

Dissecting the Response to Childish Gambino's "This Is America" | Damage Control (Ep. 465)

5/9/2018
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The Ringer's Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs discuss Childish Gambino's new song, "This Is America," and its controversial music video (0:29), what the qualifications are for handing out the "black genius" title (11:03), and R. Kelly potentially beginning to face consequences for his actions (19:31). More from The Ringer: When a Culture’s Fed UpDonald Glover’s Next Phase Is Here

Duration:00:35:17

Rudy Giuliani Opens Up, Peter King Says Goodbye, and the Joy Reid Affair | The Press Box (Ep. 464)

5/8/2018
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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker sit down to examine Rudy Giuliani's enlightening interview with Sean Hannity (02:00), Peter King's departure for 'Sports Illustrated' (23:00), and the confusion surrounding MSNBC's Joy Reid (38:30).

Duration:00:50:50

TMZ's Van Lathan on His Confrontation With Kanye West | Jam Session (Ep. 463)

5/2/2018
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The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss what led to Kanye West's latest controversial statement (2:13). Then, TMZ producer Van Lathan joins the show to discuss his confrontation with Kanye on 'TMZ Live' (15:48) and what happened after the cameras went off (30:33).

Duration:00:33:35

The Cosby Conviction, the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, and Francesa's Return | The Press Box (Ep. 462)

5/1/2018
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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker deconstruct the media reaction Michelle Wolf's jokes (03:15), the role journalists played in bringing Bill Cosby to justice (26:00), and Mike Francesa's brief retirement and return to WFAN (28:45).

Duration:00:51:58

Emergency ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Breakdown I The Big Picture (Ep. 461)

4/27/2018
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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and David Shoemaker take an exhaustive trip through the galaxy to break down the plot twists, character deaths, and paths forward for the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the action-packed, plot-heavy ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ SPOILER ALERT: The second half of this episode contains serious spoilers for the movie. Be warned!

Duration:01:06:04

The Old Kanye Is Gone | Damage Control (Ep. 460)

4/25/2018
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The Ringer's Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs discuss Kanye West's latest deep dive into the MAGA life (1:38), how rants are his signature art form (9:37), and the parallels between him and Donald Trump (12:15). Then they break down the incel movement, which started as an innocent online community but has grown into a deadly threat (17:40).

Duration:00:28:15

Trump and Haberman, LeBron's Sideline Interview, and the Meltdown at Harper's | The Press Box (Ep. 459)

4/24/2018
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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down Donald Trump's infatuation with Maggie Haberman (03:00), the media's outrage regarding sideline reporter Allie LaForce's question to LeBron James (23:00), and the fallout from 'Harper's' magazine firing editor James Marcus (41:30).

Duration:00:53:48

William Friedkin Meets a Real-Life ‘Exorcist’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 458)

4/23/2018
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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with legendary filmmaker Willam Friedkin, who’s responsible for films such as 'The French Connection,' 'The Exorcist,' 'Sorcerer,' and 'To Live and Die in L.A.' Friedkin discusses his distinguished career in film and why, at 82, he decided to create a new documentary about a real-life exorcism called 'The Devil and Father Amorth.'

Duration:00:38:45

4/20 Special: Jay Chandrasekhar’s ‘Super Troopers’ Return | The Big Picture (Ep. 457)

4/20/2018
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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with comedic actor, director, and writer Jay Chandrasekhar about returning to make a ‘Super Troopers’ sequel 17 years after the original. Chandrasekhar also discusses what it’s like being an Indian American in Hollywood, returning to his roots, and bridging the divided audiences in comedy.

Duration:00:42:31

Beychella or Bust and the Khloe Kardashian–Tristan Thompson Scandal Timeline | Jam Session (Ep. 256)

4/18/2018
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The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Khloe Kardashian giving birth in the midst of her boyfriend's cheating scandal (0:38), Beyoncé's Coachella takeover (22:07), and Gwyneth Paltrow's engagement party, which definitely wasn't a wedding (33:35). More from The Ringer: The Beyoncé-at-Coachella Exit Survey

Duration:00:42:27

Hannity Revealed, Comey’s Book, and Spinning the Syria Attacks | The Press Box (Ep. 255)

4/17/2018
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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the news of Sean Hannity being Michael Cohen's third client (02:00), the "Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week" (15:015), the James Comey book tour (19:15), and the media's coverage of the missile strike on Syria (39:30).

Duration:00:53:46

Life and Death in the American West With ‘Lean on Pete’ Director Andrew Haigh | The Big Picture (Ep. 254)

4/13/2018
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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with filmmaker Andrew Haigh about his emotionally devastating ‘Lean on Pete,’ about an orphaned boy (Charlie Plummer) and his horse, the titular Pete, and their journey from Oregon to Wyoming in search of a long-lost family member. Haigh also discusses his long career as a director and the difference between making TV shows and making movies.

Duration:00:31:58

Facebook in the Hot Seat and the Problem With ‘The Simpsons’ | Damage Control (Ep. 453)

4/12/2018
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The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs break down Mark Zuckerberg’s week testifying in front of Congress (2:04) and what the legislators questioning him were missing (14:03). Then, they discuss the backlash against the ‘Simpsons’ character Apu (18:07) and how the series decided to address the controversy this week, which caused even more outrage (20:19). More from The Ringer: A Visual Guide to the Facebook Congressional HearingFive Pressing Questions About Facebook’s Future‘The...

Duration:00:34:26

The Hiring (and Firing) of Kevin D. Williamson, 'The Simpsons' and the Problem With Apu, and Sinclair's Propaganda Machine | The Press Box (Ep. 452)

4/10/2018
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The Ringer's Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker sit down to unpack 'The Atlantic' severing ties with Kevin D. Williamson (02:00), how 'The Simpsons' responded to criticism of Apu's character (25:45), and the statement that news anchors on Sinclair-owned stations read (37:30).

Duration:00:52:10

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