HoS: Spike Eskin
House of Strauss: An Honest Podcast
by Ethan Strauss
13h ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com Spike Eskin of Rights to Ricky Sanchez is here because a few of his favorite characters are in the news. Frankly, there’s no better person to cover Doc Rivers vs. JJ Redick as it plays out in the media. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Does Spike hate JJ more than JJ hates basketball fans? Topics... * Spike on where Doc is lying * ESPN’s hilariously unbelievable reporting on Doc taking the Bucks job * Why did Redick get blasted for his correct take on Doc? * Redick’s bizarre meta media critique and “54K pageviews” h ..read more
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HoS: Sarah Hepola
House of Strauss: An Honest Podcast
by Ethan Strauss
2d ago
Friend of Pod Sarah Hepola is on to discuss the viral Emily Gould divorce essay. Some of you might be blessedly unaware, but this piece kicked off quite a chattering class firestorm on Valentine's Day. Many despised Gould and saw in her so many failings of millennial culture writers. Others praised her work as honest and vulnerable. Since Sarah wrote an incredible, sometimes self-lacerating book about her own battle with alcoholism, she’s well positioned to offer a verdict or two here. We discuss Gould, the past era of personal essay she spawned, millennials, feminism, and whether I should hav ..read more
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HoS: Saam Esfandiari on...are the Warriors good?
House of Strauss: An Honest Podcast
by Ethan Strauss
1w ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com Late collapse against the Clippers on Wednesday notwithstanding…the Warriors suddenly look pretty good. Given the recent vibe shift, I figured I’d ring up Light Years co-host Saam Esfandiari to discuss the Draymond-fueled run of good play plus a variety of other topics in media. Discussion includes but is not limited to… * Which hurt Bay Area fans more: The 2024 Super Bowl loss, or the Warriors losing Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals? * Draymond Green, the man you cannot quit * Reflecting on Draymond’s career an ..read more
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HoS: Ashlee Vance on Uncovered Roman Scrolls
House of Strauss: An Honest Podcast
by Ethan Strauss
1w ago
We love having Ashlee on because he’s always covering a fascinating topic. Today it’s how AI is being used to decipher ancient Roman scrolls that were damaged by the Vesuvius eruption. Thanks to the technology of the future, we might be on the precipice of learning about the mysterious past. What knowledge might we gain here? Why is the Catholic Church perhaps worried about the implications? And what’s with the meme of dudes obsessing over ancient Rome? We discuss all this, plus how Ashlee feels about the Apple Vision Pro goggles (And Apple in general). Enjoy! House of Strauss is a reader-supp ..read more
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HoS: Ryan Glasspiegel, ESPN/FOX/WBD alliance
House of Strauss: An Honest Podcast
by Ethan Strauss
2w ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com Ryan Glasspiegel, our nation’s preeminent sports media critic, is back, and trying to explain this “ESPN, Fox and Warner Team Up to Create Sports Streaming Platform” story. We’ve both got some questions, but the main one is this: What type of person is going to pay for this service? In the second half of the pod, we’re talking… * Super Bowl prop bets, including a sneaky long shot from radio legend Larry Krueger * Why capital J journalists perceive a politicization of the Big Game * What’s with this insane Tay ..read more
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HoS: Guy Haberman
House of Strauss: An Honest Podcast
by Ethan Strauss
3w ago
I love Guy, and should have had him on sooner than this. In his day job, he’s an expert play-by-bay man for a variety of sports. In his burgeoning other career, though, he’s a rising force on San Francisco 49ers Youtube. We discussed this upcoming 49ers-Chiefs Super Bowl, talking Brock Purdy (of course) and whether Purdy haters or Purdy evangelists were more to blame for the insane discourse surrounding the Niners QB. Then we got weird, addressing whether aliens exist and if greater collective knowledge can break what’s enjoyable about a sport. Enjoy… This is a public episode. If you’d like ..read more
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HoS: Kmele Foster
House of Strauss: An Honest Podcast
by Ethan Strauss
3w ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com One of my favorite conversations on this site, if I do say so myself (Subscribe today!). Many of you are familiar with Kmele Foster’s work on The Fifth Column and other platforms, but I’d say it’s rare to get him in an interview setting. Obviously, Kmele did not disappoint. Few in media think deeply on as wide a range of available subjects as Kmele does, which is why we were able to discuss all of the following: * Does Kmele believe aliens exist? * Should you consider yourself a “vector of history”? * Is it l ..read more
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HoS: Rob Henderson
House of Strauss: An Honest Podcast
by Ethan Strauss
1M ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com Last time the great Rob Henderson was on we discussed his incredible memoir, Troubled. In it, he takes you on a journey from his youth in foster care to and through his Yale admission. An inspiring story, right? Turns out that not everyone wants to be inspired. So why are certain bookstores blocking Rob, a guy with a large following, from holding events? We get into the mystery, talking about class, ideology and whether the issue is Rob’s content or his associations ..read more
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HoS: Bomani Jones
House of Strauss: An Honest Podcast
by Ethan Strauss
1M ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com Bomani took issue with my “What if Brock Purdy Had Jordan Love's Saturday Performance?” article, which was a good excuse to bring back an HoS favorite. What followed was, in my opinion a highly enjoyable conversation. Topics included but weren’t limited to… * Why Bomani has more hardcore fans than similarly well known entertainers * Bo’s take on Brock Purdy, having seen him play at Iowa State * Does the public care about Jordan Love? * Race and the paradigm shift on quarterbacks * The power of football announ ..read more
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HoS: John Middlekauff on NBA media softness vs. NFL media harshness
House of Strauss: An Honest Podcast
by Ethan Strauss
1M ago
Former NFL scout and current rising YouTuber John Middlekauff takes on NBA vs NFL media culture, plus he delivers a BOLD prediction for NBA TV rights. Among other topics, we discuss how taboo it is in sports media to think about the most important person: The customer. House of Strauss is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.houseofstrauss.com/subscribe ..read more
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