Ex-ESPNer Jane McManus on her new life in Europe


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Highly respected journalist Jane McManus was one of the many stunning casualties during ESPN's massive layoffs in April 2017. Faced with a jolt, Jane turned the news into a life-altering adventure for her and her family. Her husband, a teacher, got a new job in Surrey, England and they found a new rental with the help of House Hunters International! In this wide-ranging conversation, Jane discusses the impetus for the move, takes us behind the scenes of her HHI episode, the emotions of being laid off, her views on ESPN's controversial trajectory, the treacherous media landscape, gun violence in the UK vs US and much more. Later in the episode, Melissa has a special Passover edition of her musings with questions and answers on Odell Beckham's future in NY, Johnny Manziel's chances at an NFL job, Michael Bennett's felony, and the new NFL rules. If you like what you hear, please leave us a nice rating and/or review! THE RUNDOWN: 7:49: JANE MCMANUS conversation 10:25 Behind the scenes of Jane’s family’s stint on House Hunters International 12:02: How Jane got on House Hunters 15:30 How Jane and her husband refrained from laughter during filming 21:13: On finding peace and adventure after being laid off from ESPN 27:40: On not working in the aftermath of the layoff 31:20: How the NFL is covered in the UK 38:15: Whether or not she missed covering the NFL last season. 40:15: Gun violence in the UK vs. the US 49:30: How ESPN has changed in the past year 52:10: Jane’s views on sports media’s trajectory 56:13: Best place Jane has visited in Europe 57:45: MELISSA'S MUSINGS on Odell Beckham Jr, Johnny Manziel, Michael Bennett and player safety. MUSIC: Funky Cha Cha - Arturo Sandoval | Around the World - Red Hot Chili Peppers | All About the Money - Troy Ave | Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry | F*ck the Police - N.W.A. | The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats | Mr. Brightside - The Killers

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