Can We Survive These 51 Postapocalyptic Films?

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May 31, 2024

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Television

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And just like that, Hacks has wrapped up its third season. We chatted with the creators and cast about the epiphanies, blackmail, and challenging relationships filling up our television screens. 

Best quote: “It is a show about show business in which attention is traded like a currency, hoarded and dangled and withheld.” —Katie Baker

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Remembering Bill Walton

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Two-time NBA champion and broadcast legend Bill Walton passed away from cancer this week. We look back at the Hall of Famer’s career and inspiring love of the game. 

Best quote: “For decades, he destroyed his own body for the game he loved; for decades, he refracted the euphoria of being alive and able to watch it grow.” —Danny Chau

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Movies

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Welcome to the postapocalyptic era as Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga races across movie theaters worldwide. And what finer way to celebrate than reading about a Ringer employee’s likely survival rate in 51 dystopian films?

Best quote: “As much as I love Michael Caine, I’m not spending my entire life learning all that math with him on a prayer that my pops can fire over some quantum data across dimensions.” —Austin Gayle

Survivability index

NBA

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We officially have our NBA Finals matchup. We tackle three important questions to help us determine whether the Celtics or Mavericks can secure the 2023-24 championship. 

Best quote: “Kyrie isn’t the only crucial player in this series with an opportunity for revenge after a less than satisfying stint with the opposing team.” —Zach Kram

Celtics vs. Mavericks

Pod Spot

Derek speaks with epidemiologist Philip Landrigan about the dangers that microplastics pose to our bodies. 

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