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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

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/policies/listener for privacy information.

27 min2 d ago
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Talking All-American: Tiger with Shane Ryan (Bonus)

Talking to Pilgrims with Bomani Jones

EBomaniJones joins Drew & Roth to talk Jadakiss' pizza preference, Darva Conger, and college football. Bomani shares the worst thing that could possibly happen to him and his greatest dream. Plus, Funbag! And Roth's feelings about The Mets sale. Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

52 min1 w ago
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Talking to Pilgrims with Bomani Jones

It's a Big Week! with Lauren Theisen

EDrew & Roth are joined by co-Defector Lauren Theisen to talk NHL, give an NFL preview, and wonder if Drew has an affinity for other Drews. Plus, a mashup, remembering a guy, and Funbag! Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

57 min2 w ago
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It's a Big Week! with Lauren Theisen

Consider the Nightgown with Ray Ratto

EDrew & Roth are joined by co-Defector Ray Ratto to talk collegefootball, debate fake crowd noise, and, of course, answer questions from the Funbag! Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," emailwyts@defector.com(and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!) See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

56 min3 w ago
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Consider the Nightgown with Ray Ratto

Andy Behrens and the Hater’s Guide to Fantasy Football

EDrew & Roth welcome their first guest, Yahoo’s Andy Behrens. But first, a note from Drew. Plus, Funbag! and bonus typing sounds. Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," emailwyts@defector.com(and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!) This episode is brought to you by Keeps.com [keeps.com/distraction] See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

53 minAUG 27
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Andy Behrens and the Hater’s Guide to Fantasy Football

Waiting All Day to Watch A Richard Marx Video

EDrew & Roth remember a guy, talk about why your team sucks, and inadvertentlycreate anew segment called, "Maine Talk." Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," emailwyts@defector.com(and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!) This episode is brought to you by Keeps.com [keeps.com/distraction] See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

49 minAUG 20
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Waiting All Day to Watch A Richard Marx Video

WE'RE BACK! WE'RE BACK!

EDrew and Roth never could stick to sports and now no one is asking them to, so...THEY'RE BACK! The guys catch up on the sports stories they didn't get to these many months, question the validity of the bay leaf as an ingredient, and try to make sense of this strange season of baseball. Plus, stupid Funbag questions! Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

56 minAUG 13
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WE'RE BACK! WE'RE BACK!

Introducing: The Distraction

EThe Distraction premieres on podcast players everywhere, August 13. Head to defector.com for more info. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

1 minJUL 28
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Introducing: The Distraction
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Latest Episodes

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/policies/listener for privacy information.

27 min2 d ago
Comments
Talking All-American: Tiger with Shane Ryan (Bonus)

Talking to Pilgrims with Bomani Jones

EBomaniJones joins Drew & Roth to talk Jadakiss' pizza preference, Darva Conger, and college football. Bomani shares the worst thing that could possibly happen to him and his greatest dream. Plus, Funbag! And Roth's feelings about The Mets sale. Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

52 min1 w ago
Comments
Talking to Pilgrims with Bomani Jones

It's a Big Week! with Lauren Theisen

EDrew & Roth are joined by co-Defector Lauren Theisen to talk NHL, give an NFL preview, and wonder if Drew has an affinity for other Drews. Plus, a mashup, remembering a guy, and Funbag! Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

57 min2 w ago
Comments
It's a Big Week! with Lauren Theisen

Consider the Nightgown with Ray Ratto

EDrew & Roth are joined by co-Defector Ray Ratto to talk collegefootball, debate fake crowd noise, and, of course, answer questions from the Funbag! Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," emailwyts@defector.com(and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!) See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

56 min3 w ago
Comments
Consider the Nightgown with Ray Ratto

Andy Behrens and the Hater’s Guide to Fantasy Football

EDrew & Roth welcome their first guest, Yahoo’s Andy Behrens. But first, a note from Drew. Plus, Funbag! and bonus typing sounds. Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," emailwyts@defector.com(and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!) This episode is brought to you by Keeps.com [keeps.com/distraction] See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

53 minAUG 27
Comments
Andy Behrens and the Hater’s Guide to Fantasy Football

Waiting All Day to Watch A Richard Marx Video

EDrew & Roth remember a guy, talk about why your team sucks, and inadvertentlycreate anew segment called, "Maine Talk." Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. To submit to "Why Your Team Sucks," emailwyts@defector.com(and put the name of the team in the subject of the email, dammit!) This episode is brought to you by Keeps.com [keeps.com/distraction] See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

49 minAUG 20
Comments
Waiting All Day to Watch A Richard Marx Video

WE'RE BACK! WE'RE BACK!

EDrew and Roth never could stick to sports and now no one is asking them to, so...THEY'RE BACK! The guys catch up on the sports stories they didn't get to these many months, question the validity of the bay leaf as an ingredient, and try to make sense of this strange season of baseball. Plus, stupid Funbag questions! Visitdefector.comto subscribe to their new site. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

56 minAUG 13
Comments
WE'RE BACK! WE'RE BACK!

Introducing: The Distraction

EThe Distraction premieres on podcast players everywhere, August 13. Head to defector.com for more info. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

1 minJUL 28
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Introducing: The Distraction
the END
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