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The Ringer-Verse is your go-to nexus podcast feed for all things nerd culture and fandom, featuring: 'The Midnight Boys': Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman react to the latest in fandom and share their instant reactions to the newest nerd culture releases, all while bringing the banter every week. 'Mint Edition': Steve, Jomi, and Jessica Clemons gather every other week to share their unique takes on the movies and shows that are animating the fandom. 'Button Mash': ...
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Every week, The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion delve into the virtual world, discussing the latest video game releases and trends, interviewing industry experts, and exploring fascinating subcultures.
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Being over 40 can make getting healthy and fit much harder. The 40+ Fitness Podcast is designed to address various health, fitness, and nutrition topics with you in mind. Your hosts, Allan Misner & Rachel Everett want to encourage, educate and entertain you as you travel on your health and fitness journey. Lose weight over 40. Get fit over 40.
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the BBWAA’s new sports gambling regulations, then (11:22) discuss the stories they’re most interested in following for the rest of the MLB season (plus, the implications of a bearded Aaron Judge). Audio intro: Cory Brent, “Effectively Wild Theme” Audio outro: Alex Ferrin, “Effectively Wild Theme” Link to tw…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the highlights of the All-Star Game, a hypothetical Evan Longoria unretirement scenario, the newly announced 2025 regular-season schedule (featuring Tokyo contests and a “Rivalry Weekend”), a baseball movie-mention conspiracy theory, players possessed by Gameday 3D, the timing of Martín Maldonado’s DFA, and…
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In the aftermath of the Infinity Saga, Marvel Studios is at an inflection point, and it has chosen an unlikely pair of heroes to lead the MCU forward: Deadpool and Wolverine. In this special audio feature, Ringer staff writer Daniel Chin explores the cinematic histories of the two iconic characters ahead of their team-up in 'Deadpool & Wolverine.' …
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We’re back and juiced up from Compound V, ready to break down the season finale of ‘The Boys’ (12:16). Along the way, the Midnight Boys debate the overall success of the season and give their Midnight Meter ratings. Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, and Jomi Adeniran Producers: Aleya Zenieris and Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Support: Arju…
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Ben, Van Lathan, Diante Lee, and Steven Ruiz form a huddle to discuss the highly anticipated return of EA's college football franchise. First, they recount the history of the 'NCAA Football' series, what set it apart from 'Madden,' and why it was gone so long (00:52) before sharing their impressions of the new edition of the game (21:41). Then, the…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Home Run Derby, the Futures Game and skills competition, Globe Life Field, All-Star uniforms, and more reflections from All-Star Week, then (34:18) discuss a challenge-system-driven change to broadcast K-zone displays, Chris Sale’s aversion to pitch-calling, quantifying game-calling, David Fletcher’s la…
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Dragon meat's back on the menu as the Midnight Boys get into ‘HotD’ with reactions to the latest episode of Season 2 (05:03). Later, listen as the guys discuss their initial feelings about ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ after watching the trailer (01:18:00). Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Producers: Aleya Zen…
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Ben Lindbergh talks to Sam Miller of Pebble Hunting about the increase in IL stints at the All-Star break and Sam’s obsession with the evolving strategy of first-and-third situations. Then (41:29) Ben talks to Iowa state representative and Sioux City Explorers pitcher J.D. Scholten about his incredible baseball comeback at age 44, his baseball back…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about homerless White Sox second basemen, the recent history of teams with homerless positions, and the upsides and downsides of the trend toward focusing on present-season performance in All-Star selections, then (37:11) answer emails about an award for utility players, a player’s debut age matching his debut nu…
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The Midnight Boys dive into the penultimate episode of Season 4 of ‘The Boys,’ discussing how Sister Sage loses Homelander's trust, why the show’s shock value has grown stale, and the overall quality of the season as we get closer to the finale (07:13). Later, the boys break down the penultimate episode of ‘The Acolyte.’ They dive into the overall …
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben’s daughter coining a baseball term, how the on-screen strike-zone plot (slightly) delays the rest of the broadcast, Jose Miranda and the surprising 12-consecutive-hits club, David Robertson’s elite relief career, whether Shohei Ohtani should stop pitching, an attempt to quantify players’ smiles, how thi…
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The dance has begun and the Midnight Boys are here to break down the latest episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ (06:37). They talk about game-changing battles, the spooky adventures of Daemon, as well as what it takes to rule Westeros! Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Producers: Aleya Zenieris, Isaiah Blakely, and Ste…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a genuine, no-foolin’ instance of “Strategy” (aka a mid-PA pitching change), Christian Walker’s affinity for Dodger Stadium, a Triple-A Waxahachie Swap, the Nationals optioning EW legend Joey Meneses, the Marlins DFA’ing Tim Anderson, and the latest Royce Lewis injury, plus follow-ups about bullpen-cart-dri…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Phillies reliever José Ruiz threatening Ryan Webb’s career record for games finished without a save, Aaron Judge’s Hall of Fame case, the Mariners having a .540 winning percentage, just as Jerry Dipoto foretold (sort of), Dallas Keuchel being back in the big leagues, the White Sox, weirdly, dictating the tr…
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It's time to hop in the hot springs of an unknown planet with the Midnight Boys, as they give you their instant reactions to the latest episode of 'The Boys' (08:37). Later, they break down all the latest mystery and intrigue in the new episode of ‘The Acolyte’ and discuss what is working for them in this latest 'Star Wars' show (53:04). Hosts: Cha…
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Ben, Steve Ahlman, Matt James, and Justin Charity banter (sans spoilers) about their ongoing adventures in the Land of Shadow in 'Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree' and how they've handled the popular DLC's difficulty. Then, they share their big-picture takeaways from the year in gaming so far (25:00), collaboratively (and only semi-contentiously) …
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the one (and only one) case where the zombie runner was warranted, why pitchers throw strikes to Aaron Judge (10:00), and MLB’s new Home Run Derby rules (21:11), then answer listener emails about how different baseball would be if runners didn’t have to tag up (34:49), the best arguments for full ABS over t…
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The Midnight Boys are here to discuss another episode of 'HotD'! They start off with their first reaction to the episode (10:00). Then they get into the family dynamics of the show and the unsettling reality that there are no good leaders on either side (18:57). Finally, they touch on the consequential ending scene of the episode and what Charles w…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a player/league/umpire spat over on-screen strike-zone plots, whether “K-Zone” and its ilk have had a harmful effect on the game, where they stand on a hitter vs. pitcher dispute about the mid-game use of advanced pitching machines, the promotion of Nationals top prospect James Wood (and the future of Oriol…
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Return of the recommendations! The 'Ringer-Verse' and 'House of R' crews wrap up a packed June with the latest installment of their monthly shout-outs to fandom favorites from TV, anime, movies, video games, books, comics, and beyond that were released recently but not yet covered in-depth on a full-length episode. Host: Ben Lindbergh Guests: Charl…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Nolan Schanuel’s aversion to day games, the Astros reaching .500 and coming for the Mariners, Houston’s weekend opponent (the Mets) making it back to .500 and nearing a playoff spot, the success (and good fortune) of Reynaldo López, the bad fortune of Adam Duvall, and how “expected” stats […]…
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The Midnight Boys kick things off with a discussion on the latest episode of ‘The Boys,’ focusing on Hughie and his father and much more (08:15). Then the guys dive into the latest episode of ‘The Acolyte’ and react to the reveal of the masked villain (52:40). Later, listen to Nerd News Minute as the Boys react to the latest pictures of James Gunn’…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Edwin Díaz’s sticky-stuff suspension, a new name for the internal brace alternative to Tommy John surgery, Blake Snell’s latest setback, the success and extension of Cristopher Sánchez (and the Phillies’ excellence), Shota Imanaga’s regression and Meg’s preseason prediction about Imanaga vs. Yoshinobu Yamam…
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