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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
4.0 stars from 1,501 ratings
The pod, the blogs, and the comments bring me tremendous joy.
brad_76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/22
Gabby from GQ
Wow,how bad was that show?
fdoconnorii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/22
Losing Culture Wars is Awkward
Dave Portnoy could fart in a mason jar, cap it, and then announce it’s release time and date and have more people interested in that than Drew’s pathetic opinions.
Valvane Jim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/22
Recent Episodes
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Published 08/04/22
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