This week Alex Pappademas and Wesley Morris wade into the news coming out of Ferguson, Missouri. Their media intake has been high, and they spend a few minutes discussing which coverage is what, in particular the surprise at the level-headedness of the Vice News live feed from the scene. They also ruminate about race and dogs and the police. Bear with them. [Note: Wesley mispronounces Yamiche Alcindor’s name. It’s “Yuh-MEESH.” She reports for USA Today, and her coverage from Ferguson has been excellent.]
It’s August, and so it’s also time to clear off the list of topics they haven’t gotten around to earlier this summer: the sideways comedy of the business-improvement parody Nathan for You, and HBO’s The Leftovers, about which they mildly disagree.
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Here are links to topics discussed in this week’s show.
“The Front Lines of Ferguson,” Grantland, August 15, 2014
“Let’s Be Real,” Grantland, August 15, 2014
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The New Yorker
The New York Times
The Washington Post
David Carr vs. Vice Magazine in Page One: Inside the New York Times, directed by Andrew Rossi
White Dog (1982), directed by Sam Fuller, trailer
Grantland’s coverage of Nathan for You
Grantland’s coverage of The Leftovers