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The Distraction: A Defector Podcast

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The Distraction: A Defector Podcast

The Distraction: A Defector Podcast

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From Defector. Former Deadspin writers Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested, horrifying takes from sports talk radio that need to be broken down, etc. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction. Head to defector.com for more info.

Latest Episodes

It’s Awkward to Lie if You’re Not a Sociopath (with Reeves Wiedeman)

EReeves Wiedeman joins Drew and Roth to talk venture capital, adult dormitories, and Justin Timberlake’s acting career. Plus, questions from the Funbag! And a brand-new game. Wiedeman’s book,Billion Dollar Loser, is available now.Visitdefector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55 min5 d ago
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It’s Awkward to Lie if You’re Not a Sociopath (with Reeves Wiedeman)

You Can Get A Tart-Ass Kiwi (with Isaac Chotiner)

EDrew and Roth talk to Isaac Chotiner of The New Yorker about celebrity profiles, why the best fruit is unripe, scones, and more. Plus, Roth can't escape a mashup and questions from the Funbag!Visitdefector.com And don't forgettobuy this shirt. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59 min1 w ago
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You Can Get A Tart-Ass Kiwi (with Isaac Chotiner)

Words Will Only Get You So Far

EDrew and Roth discuss what’s on everyone’s minds — toilet paper, Hallmark Christmas movies, and, of course, the election. Plus, questionable tweets and more questions from the Funbag!Visitdefector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50 min2 w ago
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Words Will Only Get You So Far

Nerd Bullies Are the Worst of Both Worlds (w/JUSTIN ELLIS)

EDrew and Roth talk to Defector’s Justin Ellis about cinematic lighting, selling souls, and what Scooby-Doo’s pals can teach us about masculinity. Plus, Funbag! And all that other good stuff.Visitdefector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58 min3 w ago
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Nerd Bullies Are the Worst of Both Worlds (w/JUSTIN ELLIS)

Collecting Villains is the Fun Part (w/Anna Merlan)

EDrew and Roth talk to Anna Merlan of Vice aboutgood truck stops, and conspiracy theory enthusiasts. Plus, the usual shenanigans, likethe Funbag! Anna's excellent book,Republic of Liesis available now. Visitdefector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53 minOCT 22
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Collecting Villains is the Fun Part (w/Anna Merlan)

Dogs vs Blogs (w/Megan Greenwell)

EDrew and Roth talk to Megan Greenwell about her cute dog’s stupid bark, student newspapers, and why watching college football is inexcusable. Plus, a mash up, the return of the poison chalice, and questions from the Funbag! theVisitdefector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50 minOCT 15
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Dogs vs Blogs (w/Megan Greenwell)

Walking Harley Quinn (w/THE LOX)

EThe LOXjoin Drew & Roth to talk Jadakiss' infamous pizza order, juice bars, and which NY sports team is the absolute worst right now. Plus, the return of the Funbag! Check out the LOX's new albumLiving Off Xperiencenow. Visitdefector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

51 minOCT 8
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Walking Harley Quinn (w/THE LOX)

Do You Ever Miss Metaphors? (w/BOB MOULD)

EBob Mould (!!!) joins Drew & Roth the morning after the debate to talk why masks are easier than condoms, pro wrestling deep cuts, and more. Plus, the brief and oddly natural return of “Maine Talk.” Check out Bob’s new album Blue Hearts, available now.Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54 minOCT 1
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Do You Ever Miss Metaphors? (w/BOB MOULD)

You Can Finally Be a Certified Dick (w/Tim Marchman)

EDrew & Roth are joined by the worlds greatest parsley weirdo Tim Marchman of Vice to talk great reporting on the post office, Covid playoffs, and the final boss of quarantine yuppie self improvement. Plus, Funbag! And that other good stuff. Episode Description:Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55 minSEP 24
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You Can Finally Be a Certified Dick (w/Tim Marchman)

Talking All-American: Tiger with Shane Ryan (Bonus)

EDrew & Roth talk to Shane Ryan about the legacy of Tiger Woods in this bonus episode originally produced for All-American: Tiger. Please note this was recorded before the 2020 U.S. Open. Subscribe to All-American: Tiger here. New episodes of The Distraction are out on Thursdays. Visit Defector.com to subscribe to Drew & Roth's site. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27 minSEP 22
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Talking All-American: Tiger with Shane Ryan (Bonus)

Latest Episodes

It’s Awkward to Lie if You’re Not a Sociopath (with Reeves Wiedeman)

EReeves Wiedeman joins Drew and Roth to talk venture capital, adult dormitories, and Justin Timberlake’s acting career. Plus, questions from the Funbag! And a brand-new game. Wiedeman’s book,Billion Dollar Loser, is available now.Visitdefector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55 min5 d ago
Comments
It’s Awkward to Lie if You’re Not a Sociopath (with Reeves Wiedeman)

You Can Get A Tart-Ass Kiwi (with Isaac Chotiner)

EDrew and Roth talk to Isaac Chotiner of The New Yorker about celebrity profiles, why the best fruit is unripe, scones, and more. Plus, Roth can't escape a mashup and questions from the Funbag!Visitdefector.com And don't forgettobuy this shirt. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59 min1 w ago
Comments
You Can Get A Tart-Ass Kiwi (with Isaac Chotiner)

Words Will Only Get You So Far

EDrew and Roth discuss what’s on everyone’s minds — toilet paper, Hallmark Christmas movies, and, of course, the election. Plus, questionable tweets and more questions from the Funbag!Visitdefector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50 min2 w ago
Comments
Words Will Only Get You So Far

Nerd Bullies Are the Worst of Both Worlds (w/JUSTIN ELLIS)

EDrew and Roth talk to Defector’s Justin Ellis about cinematic lighting, selling souls, and what Scooby-Doo’s pals can teach us about masculinity. Plus, Funbag! And all that other good stuff.Visitdefector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58 min3 w ago
Comments
Nerd Bullies Are the Worst of Both Worlds (w/JUSTIN ELLIS)

Collecting Villains is the Fun Part (w/Anna Merlan)

EDrew and Roth talk to Anna Merlan of Vice aboutgood truck stops, and conspiracy theory enthusiasts. Plus, the usual shenanigans, likethe Funbag! Anna's excellent book,Republic of Liesis available now. Visitdefector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53 minOCT 22
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Collecting Villains is the Fun Part (w/Anna Merlan)

Dogs vs Blogs (w/Megan Greenwell)

EDrew and Roth talk to Megan Greenwell about her cute dog’s stupid bark, student newspapers, and why watching college football is inexcusable. Plus, a mash up, the return of the poison chalice, and questions from the Funbag! theVisitdefector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50 minOCT 15
Comments
Dogs vs Blogs (w/Megan Greenwell)

Walking Harley Quinn (w/THE LOX)

EThe LOXjoin Drew & Roth to talk Jadakiss' infamous pizza order, juice bars, and which NY sports team is the absolute worst right now. Plus, the return of the Funbag! Check out the LOX's new albumLiving Off Xperiencenow. Visitdefector.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

51 minOCT 8
Comments
Walking Harley Quinn (w/THE LOX)

Do You Ever Miss Metaphors? (w/BOB MOULD)

EBob Mould (!!!) joins Drew & Roth the morning after the debate to talk why masks are easier than condoms, pro wrestling deep cuts, and more. Plus, the brief and oddly natural return of “Maine Talk.” Check out Bob’s new album Blue Hearts, available now.Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54 minOCT 1
Comments
Do You Ever Miss Metaphors? (w/BOB MOULD)

You Can Finally Be a Certified Dick (w/Tim Marchman)

EDrew & Roth are joined by the worlds greatest parsley weirdo Tim Marchman of Vice to talk great reporting on the post office, Covid playoffs, and the final boss of quarantine yuppie self improvement. Plus, Funbag! And that other good stuff. Episode Description:Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55 minSEP 24
Comments
You Can Finally Be a Certified Dick (w/Tim Marchman)

Talking All-American: Tiger with Shane Ryan (Bonus)

EDrew & Roth talk to Shane Ryan about the legacy of Tiger Woods in this bonus episode originally produced for All-American: Tiger. Please note this was recorded before the 2020 U.S. Open. Subscribe to All-American: Tiger here. New episodes of The Distraction are out on Thursdays. Visit Defector.com to subscribe to Drew & Roth's site. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27 minSEP 22
Comments
Talking All-American: Tiger with Shane Ryan (Bonus)
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