271: Stopping The Presses For Press On Masterpiece

PBS's Masterpiece has premiered the British miniseries Press, a tale of warring London newspapers, and we've brought a former newspaper reporter, Daniel MacEachern, back to the podcast to talk about it! Around The Dial clicks through EvilBig Mouth, and Cash Cab, before we each pitch our own Fosse/Verdon-style limited series based on a real person's life (and possibly a specific biography). Danny presents The Grinder's "Grinder v. Grinder" for induction into the Canon. Then we're on to naming the week's Winner and Loser, and finishing up with a Game Time that might sound a little familiar. Put down any newspaper you might be reading and listen to us instead!


  • Press
  • ATD: Evil
  • ATD: Big Mouth
  • ATD: Cash Cab
  • Extra Credit: Small Screen / Larger Than Life
  • The Canon: The Grinder S01.E13: Grinder v. Grinder
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
  • Game Time: Familiar Situations



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