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The Distraction
A Defector Podcast
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,...
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Ratings & Reviews
3.9 stars from 1,410 ratings
It’s worth a listen to
Magary and Roth are funny together.
Some prophet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/21
The Distraction
Drew Magary is even more vacuous live.
desparatetofindanickname via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/21
Pretty good.
I love listening to Drew and Roth. I find them hilarious. I don’t care at all about sports though, so I skip those parts.
Capt Beans via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/21
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Published 06/10/21
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Published 05/27/21
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