The Distraction: A Defector Podcast

By Stitcher

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.

  1. 1.
    The Heartbreak of Learning You Married a Prankster (with Dom Cosentino)
    54:35
  2. 2.
    Nicki Minaj’s Cousin is Never Going to Marry You (with Spencer Hall)
    51:22
  3. 3.
    Swag Ahoy! (with the Defector staff)
    1:49:19
  4. 4.
    I Like to Tell Stories About Types of Guy (with Patrick Wyman)
    53:22
  5. 5.
    What if Eli Manning Had Sex Appeal? (with Andy Behrens)
    1:00:50
  6. 6.
    It’s Your Show, You Can Do What You Want (with Ray Ratto)
    52:19
  7. 7.
    Brought to You by America’s Blueberry Growers
    32:17
  8. 8.
    I Was a Huge Failing Upward Guy (with A.J. Daulerio)
    59:05
  1. 9.
    Maybe the Apocalypse is Nigh (with Jason Gay)
    51:00
  2. 10.
    It’s Time to Open Some Third Eyes (with Gabe Fernandez and Nick Walden)
    49:28
  3. 11.
    You Don’t Get to Reminisce (with Albert Burneko)
    52:17
  4. 12.
    I’ll Approach the Bench (with Kelsey McKinney)
    58:55
  5. 13.
    It's Raining Acid on Jupiter
    36:17
  6. 14.
    I’m Not a Sticky iPad Kid (with Chris Bosh)
    52:30
  7. 15.
    I’m a Baseball Apologist (with Michael Schur)
    56:50
  8. 16.
    On Behalf of the Goa Tourism Board (with Rohan Nadkarni)
    52:11
  9. 17.
    Swimming in the Ocean of Time (with Peter Brannen)
    51:04
  10. 18.
    I’m Also a Toast Boy (with Albert Burneko and Lauren Theisen)
    56:09
  11. 19.
    I’ve Got Nothing Else (with Will Leitch)
    53:47
  12. 20.
    If You’re Working in Politics, You Probably Suck (with Jason Schreier)
    50:07
  13. 21.
    It’s a Very Dumb Podcast (with Tyler Dunne)
    50:19
  14. 22.
    It’s Been a Big Year for A**holes (with Ashley Feinberg)
    56:34
  15. 23.
    I Hope I Get it Wrong (with Tyler Tynes)
    55:04
  16. 24.
    That’s as Simplistic as I Can Possibly Make It (with Thang Pham)
    50:11
  17. 25.
    That Way Lies Madness (with Tom Ley and Meg Rowley)
    1:02:20
  18. 26.
    We’re Not Talking About Trolls, We’re Talking About Film (with Amy Nicholson)
    56:38
  19. 27.
    We Have More to Hate Here (with Maitreyi Anantharaman)
    1:01:27
  20. 28.
    Have I Forgotten How to Go to a Bar? (with Rachel Handler)
    58:12
  21. 29.
    The Magary Conundrum (with Dan Pashman)
    50:56
  22. 30.
    We Were Talking About the Weather (with Kalyn Kahler)
    53:05
  23. 31.
    This Is Your Legacy (with Dan McQuade)
    57:59
  24. 32.
    Would You Like Me to Sign This? (with Mina Kimes)
    53:18
  25. 33.
    You Can’t Steal All the LaCroix You Want (with Justin Halpern)
    53:00
  26. 34.
    Why Move to New York to Make Bread? (with Pete Wells)
    1:01:36
  27. 35.
    It’s a Happy Occasion
    49:42
  28. 36.
    It’s a Freaking Graveyard Smash (with Lauren Theisen)
    48:24
  29. 37.
    Sublime Is the Word (with Dom Cosentino)
    53:00
  30. 38.
    I’ve Had Dreams About Parties
    36:55
  31. 39.
    Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog (with James Austin Johnson)
    55:56
  32. 40.
    I’ll Wait for the Movie (with Kelsey McKinney)
    55:57
  33. 41.
    A Virtual Visit with Santa (with Nathan Thornburgh & Chris Jones)
    51:31
  34. 42.
    Do You Want to Jam Some Tunes? (with Albert Burneko)
    45:34
  35. 43.
    It’s Awkward to Lie if You’re Not a Sociopath (with Reeves Wiedeman)
    55:43
  36. 44.
    You Can Get A Tart-Ass Kiwi (with Isaac Chotiner)
    59:44
  37. 45.
    Words Will Only Get You So Far
    50:32
  38. 46.
    Nerd Bullies Are the Worst of Both Worlds (w/JUSTIN ELLIS)
    58:12
  39. 47.
    Collecting Villains is the Fun Part (w/Anna Merlan)
    54:24
  40. 48.
    Dogs vs Blogs (w/Megan Greenwell)
    50:17
  41. 49.
    Walking Harley Quinn (w/THE LOX)
    51:08
  42. 50.
    Do You Ever Miss Metaphors? (w/BOB MOULD)
    54:01

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