Welcome to this, the 50th episode of The Weekly Brew podcast. This week, Adrian Holden – of TSRN – joins us to take a long, hard look at the acclaimed ESPN 30 for 30 documentary O.J.: Made in America,
But first, NBA Free Agency has been absolutely bonkers. Mike Conley, a reliable two-way point guard who has never been considered one of the best three NBA players at his position, was given the largest contract in league history. Dwight Howard flees for Atlanta as Al Horford, flees to Boston, according to sources, at least in part out of a desire not to play with Howard. The Rockets sign Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon for a combined $133 million over four years, consummating a years long love affair between GM Daryl Morey and the three-point shooting former Pelican. We get into it all.
Then, Adrian sits in and shares his insight into his repeated (like, five or six) viewings of O.J.: Made in America. It is that good, and part of the reason is what the discussion of the decades-old case reveals about the state of America at the moment, and [spoiler alert] it’s not great news.
But there is some good news! Yes, there were iTunes reviews this week, from as far away as Bangkok, Thailand, and as nearby as our hometown of Houston. Keep those reviews coming! Not only do they make Kevin feel great, but they also improve our rankings in iTunes search results, and you know we want that. So go to our iTunes page, click Ratings and Reviews and just give us a little 5-star review and a short, sweet blurb telling us what you like about the show and things you’d like to hear. Also, our Facebook presence has EXPLODED this week (by our standards) and if you’re one of those hipster types that likes to say you discovered things early, your window is rapidly closing. So head over to our Facebook page and Like us and share the page with your friends.
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