The Distraction: A Defector Podcast

Please Have Dan Call Me Immediately (with Dan McQuade)

Episode Notes

Defector’s own Dan McQuade joins Drew and Roth to share his experiences from on-the-ground reporting of the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games at Madison Square Garden. But don’t worry, folks; the Dan McQuade experience delivers with a deeeeeep dive into the most harmful reality TV shows. And as always, Guy of the Week and the Funbag!

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- Hosts: Drew Magary & David Roth

- Producer: Eric Silver

- Editor: Brandon Grugle

- Production Services & Ads: Multitude

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About The Show

From Defector Media: 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 for more info.