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March 29, 2024

A warm welcome back to baseball and Beyoncé

NCAA

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Long before Ian Eagle became CBS’s lead announcer for its NCAA tournament coverage, he entertained crowds alongside his parents in the Catskills Mountains. This is the story of a showbiz kid. 

Best Quote: “TNT’s Reggie Miller calls Eagle ‘the Michael Scott of broadcasting.’ What he means is that Eagle’s delivery is so deadpan that many viewers don’t catch the joke.” —Bryan Curtis

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MLB

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Is baseball’s brightest star a victim of deceit or a secret sports gambling fan? Before the inevitable movie is released to compete in a future Oscar season, allow us to dive deep into the massive MLB investigation of Shohei Ohtani and his longtime translator, Ippei Mizuhara. 

Best Quote: “Ohtani could be a deceptive degenerate, or he could be blameless, legally and/or ethically.” —Ben Lindbergh

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NBA

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With the NCAA tournament dominating our TV screens, which players are elevating their game and their placement on our updated NBA Draft Guide ranking? 

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Pop Culture

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As it turns out, the best way to spend time with Godzilla is to hear him share stories of Warner Bros. executives taking ayahuasca trips with Aaron Rodgers. 

Best Quote: “When a publicist offers you the chance to become the first journalist to profile Godzilla, you say yes and figure out the logistics later.” —Miles Surrey

A New York afternoon with Godzilla

Pod Spot

Dave, Neil, and Joanna battle over which sci-fi film is Steven Spielberg's best. 

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