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The story centers on the all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them. There are differing opinions on whether this is the ultimate love story or the ultimate story of revenge. (Summary by Wikipedia and Amanda Friday) CastMr. Lockwood: Jason MillsHeathcliff: Bruce PirieCatherine Earnshaw/Narrator: Amanda FridayEllen Dean: Tiffany Halla ColonnaJoseph: Algy ...
 
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Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss The Washington Post's op-ed piece written by the CEO of Washingtonian Media, Cathy Merrill. They discuss the pros and cons of going back into an office versus working remotely, and further break down how Merrill approached the topic (4:20). Then, last week CNN released a job's report citing far fewer jobs we…
 
David Shoemaker is joined by Ringer writer Claire McNear to break down the Atlantic story "The Liberal Who Can't Quit Lockdown." They discuss readers' reactions to the piece, how it was reported, and touch on the related news about herd immunity (3:40). Then, Listener Mail, in which they answer questions about the audio-book process, who would make…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker answer your questions about Joe Rogan and the vaccine, a New York Post Kamala Harris controversy, and The New York Times losing the term “op-ed” for “guest essays” (2:50). Then, Danny Heifetz joins for the Devil’s Dictionary of NFL Draft Clichés to go through three rounds of top picks (23:12). Plus, the Overworked T…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker share their takes from the 2021 Oscars and discuss the speeches, production value, and all the think pieces that came after (2:55). Then, host of Slate’s ‘Slow Burn’ podcast, Noreen Malone, joins to talk through Episode 1 of the new season and shares what we can expect from Season 5 (29:37). Plus, the Overworked Twi…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker open up the mailbag and answer your Listener Mail. They weigh in on the Derek Chauvin verdict (3:20), discuss everyone’s reaction to the news of the Super League (14:40), and share which of their non-journalism jobs were the most memorable (29:12). Then, author Brendan Koerner stops by to discuss his recent piece in…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dissect columnist Margaret Sullivan’s piece, "A New Way of Looking at Trust in Media," to determine what journalists and citizens care about, and how to accommodate this change in journalism (3:50). Then, Jessica Bruder, author of the book ‘Nomadland,’ joins to discuss her experience reporting on the phenomenon of o…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are answering your Listener Mail! They weigh in on the new Anthony Bourdain book (17:15), discuss the journalistic use of the word “slap” (23:00), and touch on the potential repackaging of retired or aging NFL quarterbacks on our televisions screens (25:58). Then longtime theater columnist Michael Riedel joins to di…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker check in with Joe Biden three months into the job and discuss how the media is treating him (4:06). Then they share some Overworked Twitter Jokes of the Week (23:27), and Fox's Rob Stone joins the show to talk about his viral bowling call at the Professional Bowlers Association Tour (25:35). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and …
 
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 Jok…
 
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 highligh…
 
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 Shoemak…
 
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 w…
 
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 Da…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker weigh in on this year’s NCAA basketball tournament. They discuss its appeal before breaking down the discrepancies between the men’s and women's tournaments (3:35). Then, novelist Harlan Coben stops by to discuss his Myron Bolitar series, the writing process, and his new novel 'Win' (23:30). Hosts: Bryan Curtis and …
 
Kevin Clark joins the show to discuss the details of the monster NFL rights deal and what it means for the media consumer. Then, Bryan and David answer your listener questions including thoughts on embattled governors, the best ways to get fired, and sounding bald. Lis Power of Media Matters also stops by to talk about what life is like needing to …
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the recent call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign. They touch on whether or not cancel culture is involved, discuss how Democrats are reacting, and when or if it's appropriate to label someone as disgraced (4:45). Later, The Athletic's Lindsey Adler joins to share her experience covering the New York Yankees a…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are opening the mailbag and answering your Listener Mail. They talk through Joe Biden's first prime-time address, Mike Pence's new podcast, strained puns in the newsroom, and much more (3:30). Later Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune, joins to discuss how his team of journalists are covering recent events in Texas…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by New York Times opinion writer Charlie Warzel to share his experience reporting on events such as the riot at the Capitol and discuss what it's like covering post-Twitter Trump (2:30). Later, The Athletic's Ed Malyon joins to talk through Oprah's special with Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Suss…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the Dr. Seuss controversy that has resulted in six of his books no longer being published. They discuss this news in relation to cancel culture and how it’s being covered in the media (3:45). Then Listener Mail, where they answer your questions about 'New York Times' columnist David Brooks, sports gamblin…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down Trump’s first post-presidency speech at CPAC this past weekend (3:25). Later they weigh in on the new stage of the pandemic that features celebrity-authored coronavirus books (25:30). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis a…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the news of Tiger Woods’s car accident and how the media decided to cover the story (6:10). Then, they open some Listener Mail and answer your questions about Twitter’s new features, favorite journalism movies, and much more (27:20). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses t…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down how two politicians are finding themselves in trouble amid national disasters. They discuss Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes in New York throughout the pandemic (2:20) before weighing in on Ted Cruz’s trip to Cancun amidst a winter storm that left millions of Texans without power, food, and/or wat…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker talk about why local media is essential when it comes to covering things like the Texas snowstorm (2:31). Then they discuss the case of TJ Ducklo and how a media ethics story became a White House scandal (20:22). Plus, some Overworked Twitter Jokes and Strained-Pun Headlines. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker …
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by author and creator of Kentucky Sports Radio Matt Jones to discuss his book ‘Mitch, Please! How Mitch McConnell Sold Out Kentucky (and America, Too)’. (4:05) Later, on Listener Mail, they answer the question "If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?" (37:32) Plus, the…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the similarities between this year’s NFL offseason and a typical NBA offseason (3:50). Then they discuss recent media transactions, such as Fox News canceling Lou Dobbs’s show and Donald McNeil Jr. leaving The New York Times (20:30). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesse…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker seek to better understand how we cover and report on the Senate. They are joined by NBC News reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell (3:00) and Senator Angus King (36:00) to discuss their approach on Capitol Hill. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guests: Leigh Ann Caldwell and Angus King Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by Katie Baker to help break down the stock market, GameStop, and the ongoing saga (3:00). Then they discuss what the Super Bowl could look like without all of the hype of past years (27:45). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan …
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker address the question, can you lose your job because of a tweet? They weigh in on the situations surrounding Lauren Wolfe, Will Wilkinson, and others (3:15). Later, they open some listener mail and answer your questions about QAnon, Super Bowl radio row, podcast fatigue, and much more (29:55)! Plus, the Overworked Tw…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by Time senior correspondent Charlotte Alter to discuss President Joe Biden's agenda and the era of misinformation (3:30). Later, Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay joins to pay tribute to and remember legendary talk show host Larry King (31:05). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and the …
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss Inauguration Day and 46th President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. They discuss Biden’s inaugural address, Harris making history as the first Black woman and the first person of South Asian descent to be elected vice president, and everything we saw at today's inauguration. Hosts: Bryan Curtis a…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the last days of the Trump administration. They address the National Garden of American Heroes, the MyPillow guy’s support, and Trump's ranking as a U.S. president (2:45). Then later, Rich Cohen joins to discuss his new book, ‘Pee Wees: Confessions of a Hockey Parent' (22:30). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Jo…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by Jon Krakauer, author of ‘Into the Wild,’ for its 25th anniversary. They discuss the story of Christopher McCandless, the book's impact on McCandless's story and Krakauer, and what has unfolded in the 25 years since. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Guest: Jon Krakauer Learn more about your ad ch…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the possible impeachment of President Trump … again. They weigh in on the Democrats' decision to file an article of impeachment and then make the case for both sides for impeaching President Trump (3:15). Later, they switch gears as ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. joins to discuss the Manti Te’o saga that involved …
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dive deeper into yesterday's events, where Trump supporters rioted and stormed the U.S. Capitol. They break down the aftermath and discuss everything from Trump being deplatformed to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying his piece (0:25). Later, journalist McKay Coppins joins to discuss his perspective on the sie…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker kick off the year by discussing Trump's explosive phone call to Georgia's secretary of state in which he attempted to sway that state's election results (02:35). Later Bryan sits down with authors Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian to discuss the new HBO documentary based on their Tiger Woods book (21:26) before David…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are rounding out the year by answering your Listener Mail (8:05). Then, writer Jesse Washington joins to discuss the writing process for John Thompson’s memoir, ‘I Came As a Shadow’ (38:00). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Learn more about your ad …
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down the Elle magazine story about journalist Christie Smythe and "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli's relationship (2:50). Then the Press Box gang talks holiday carols, food, and traditions (26:32) before sportscaster Jim Gray joins to talk about his book ‘Talking to GOATs’ (36:52). Plus, The Overworked Twitter Joke…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down what cable news networks such as MSNBC and CNN could look like after a Trump presidency (2:30) before tackling another round of Listener Mail, where they answer the question, “Who is the best strained-pun headline-creating writer/editor you have ever worked with?" (24:15) Then David Axelrod, a CNN senior …
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker unpack the response to the news that the Pfizer vaccine has been cleared in the U.S. (2:12) before breaking down ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ in We’ve Got Notes (19:00). Then writer Ken Layne joins to discuss his book ‘Desert Oracle,’ and his experience in the desert (45:45). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week …
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss media coverage for the COVID-19 vaccine (3:35) before Listener Mail, where they answer a question about the dramatic license taken in the portrayals of the royal family on ‘The Crown’ (23:10). Then, Maury Povich joins to discuss his career in media and his experience with 'A Current Affair' and 'The Maury Sh…
 
On this episode, we are joined by professor of political science and dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University John Vile. John earned his BA from the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, both in government. He taught at McNeese State University where he headed the Department of …
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker tackle Biden’s digital divide (2:50) before breaking down the unfortunate news that ESPN is making additional layoffs (21:55). Then former ESPN commentator Michael Smith joins to discuss his career and his podcast, ‘Brother From Another.’ (39:00) Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Gues…
 
Neera Tanden was nominated to be Joe Biden’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, which led Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker to discuss whether or not you can tweet your way into or out of the White House (3:25). Then, Listener Mail, where they answer the question, “Which three people would reassure you the most if they got vaccinated o…
 
This episode's guest is associate professor in the school of journalism and strategic media, Dr. Ken Blake. Ken is a native of Huntington, W.Va., and he holds bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Marshall University and a doctorate in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ken joined the faculty of MT…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker break down ‘60 Minutes’ in the feature We’ve Got Notes (2:25) before discussing publishing news, including Penguin Random House buying Simon & Schuster and Trump’s future memoir (30:00). Then, FS1’s Emmanuel Acho joins to discuss his career and his new book, Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man (51:40). Plus…
 
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