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The Distraction: A Defector Podcast

A weekly Sports podcast featuring David Roth
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Episodes of The Distraction

Kalyn Kahler joins Drew and Roth to talk about nepotism in the NFL, Italian bookmarks, and the Hater’s Guide to the NFL Playoffs. Plus, Guy of the Week and questions from the Funbag! Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy
GQ's Tyler Tynes joins Drew and Roth to talk about Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors, the Bass Pro Shops dining experience, and whether or not jorts will make a comeback. Plus, Guy of the Week and questions from the Funbag! Visit Defector.com
It’s that time of year! Drew and Roth talk about fancy cakes, champagne sabers, obnoxious coffee people, and hand-forged knives in the 2021 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog. Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for priva
The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay joins Drew and Roth to discuss Michigan football, cyclocross racing, Omicron, and cast iron skillets. Plus, Guy of the Week and questions from the Funbag! Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for
Live from New York City, Drew and Roth talk to Kelsey McKinney about Pacino performances, hockey goalies, and Roth’s least-favorite Mets. Plus, lightning round Guy of the Week and questions from the audience! Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio
The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler joins Drew and Roth to talk about the impending MLB lockout, cheugy art, and outer space. Plus, questions from the Funbag! Join Drew and Roth on December 8th as they tape the podcast live in New York City. Tickets a
In this special Thanksgiving episode, Drew and Roth talk about boiled vegetables, the Detroit Lions, and wearing vests as a lifestyle choice. Plus, questions from the Funbag! And Guy of the Week. Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener
ESPN’s Seth Wickersham joins Drew and Roth to discuss Tom Brady, NFL owners, and the best parts of elementary school. Plus, questions from the (not weirdly wet) Funbag! Wickersham’s book, It's Better to Be Feared, is available now everywhere bo
Drew and Roth talk to Defector’s Lauren Theisen about daylight savings time, sports reporting, Aaron Rodgers, and NHL updates. Plus, Guy of the Week and questions from the Funbag! Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf
Dan McQuade joins Drew and Roth to talk about “immunized” quarterbacks, Vegas residencies, and baseball superstitions. Plus, Guy of the Week and questions from the Funbag! Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information
Comedian Christian Finnegan joins Drew and Roth to discuss the World Series, comedy during the pandemic, and what it takes to be a Knicks fan. Plus, questions from the Funbag! Finnegan’s new special, Show Your Work, is available to stream now.
Drew and Roth talk to Patrick Redford about fun teams to watch this NBA season, goats, optimal WFH background noise, and key takeaways from NBA opening night. Plus, Dead or Canceled and questions from the Funbag! Visit Defector.com. See omnyst
This week, the guys discuss performance art, kindness, and Drew’s new book, The Night the Lights Went Out, a captivating account of the traumatic brain injury that left him close to death and his eventual recovery. Plus, the usual fun stuff lik
Justin Halpern joins Drew and Roth to discuss Red Sox fans, World Series worst-case scenarios, and why everyone should root against the Dodgers in a Hater’s Guide to the MLB Playoffs. Plus, questions from the Funbag! And the guys remember a Pad
Food writer Liz Cook joins Drew and Roth to discuss Arsenal fans, restaurant reviews, Van Halen, and sports movies. Plus, questions from the Funbag! You can find more of Cook’s work at Haterade.substack.com. Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.
This week, Drew and Roth talk to Dom Cosentino about rookie quarterbacks, AI play design, and slow walkers. Plus, Guy of the Week and questions from the Funbag! You can read more of Cosentino’s work at theScore.com.Visit Defector.com. See omny
Spencer Hall joins Drew and Roth to discuss college football and Alabama’s potential rival, effective pandering, and the difference between blog famous and TV famous. Plus, Guy of the Week, Dead or Canceled, and a special-edition musical mashup
This week, Drew and Roth gather the Defector staff for a special birthday episode celebrating a year of fart blogs, Twitch streams, and (of course) sports coverage. Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Drew and Roth talk to Patrick Wyman about the Jersey Shore, USC football, and Jeopardy! drama. Plus, a historical round of Dead or Canceled and questions from the Funbag! Wyman’s book, The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that S
This week, Yahoo's Andy Behrens joins Drew and Roth to discuss how far they’d go to save a pizza and (of course) the Hater’s Guide to Fantasy Football. Plus, Guy of the Week and a round of Dead or Canceled. Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.c
Defector’s Ray Ratto joins Roth to discuss returning Covid restrictions, the Baltimore Orioles, and what it’s like to hear a career-ending injury. Plus, Guy of the Week and an action-packed Funbag question. Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.c
Drew and Roth talk eggnog ice cream, Olympic skateboarding, and the Vikings’ Covid outbreak. Plus, bathroom power rankings and sporty nicknames courtesy of the Funbag. Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A.J. Daulerio joins Drew to discuss the Brett Favre scandal, Iron Maiden, and long-term recovery. Plus, questions from the Funbag! Daulerio’s new podcast, Really Good Shares, is streaming now. Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener fo
This week, the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay joins Drew and Roth to discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks winning the NBA Championship, homemade American Ninja Warrior courses, and overreacting to hot takes on Twitter. Plus, questions f
Drew and Roth talk to Gabe Fernandez about pirated music, bad liquors, and the NBA Finals. Plus, defector accomplice Nick Walden joins to remember some guys and answer questions from the Funbag! Visit Defector.com. See omnystudio.com/listener
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