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Death at the Wing podcast

Death at the Wing

At the dawn of the 1980s, the world was moving faster, the media was growing bigger, and greed was finally good. For the NBA, it was a chance to finally step into the spotlight. But all that wealth and stardom came at a deep cost. This is the story of how basketball reflected a moment when Reagan’s America doubled down on some of its core values: selfishness, violence, and racism -- and the players who paid the price. Hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession) and produced by HyperObject Industries and Three Uncanny Four Death at the Wing is part of The Binge - a new channel on apple podcasts. Subscribe to The Binge to unlock all episodes of this show, ad-free, right now. Your subscription also unlocks the entire network of podcasts on The Binge with a brand new story dropping every month - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Death at the Wing show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.

At the dawn of the 1980s, the world was moving faster, the media was growing bigger, and greed was finally good. For the NBA, it was a chance to finally step into the spotlight. But all that wealth and stardom came at a deep cost. This is the story of how basketball reflected a moment when Reagan’s America doubled down on some of its core values: selfishness, violence, and racism -- and the players who paid the price. Hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession) and produced by HyperObject Industries and Three Uncanny Four Death at the Wing is part of The Binge - a new channel on apple podcasts. Subscribe to The Binge to unlock all episodes of this show, ad-free, right now. Your subscription also unlocks the entire network of podcasts on The Binge with a brand new story dropping every month - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Death at the Wing show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.

 

#3

Introducing: Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise

Adam McKay talks with host Daniel Duane about our new show Réunion: Shark Attacks in Paradise. Plus an update on season 2 of Death at the Wing. Listen to Réunion on [Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/r%C3%A9union-sharks-attacks-in-paradise/id1631411924) , [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2SuVrUzYfqK69zwG1om1iO) , or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Jul 2022

18 MINS

18:35

08 Jul 2022


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1. The Invisible Revolution

In the late 70s, basketball was changing rapidly, as was the country. The ABA, a start-up basketball league showcased a faster style of play that captivates fans and introduced a 3-point line to professional basketball. But it was struggling financially. The NBA was just the opposite -- gaining a foothold but lacking that “cool” factor. After a merger, and the rise of satellite TV, everything came together -- Dr. J, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird’s highlights reached fans across the country. Cable and satellite TV would showcase a revolution in the rest of America as well -- and no politician was better equipped for the moment than the movie-star-turned-president, Ronald Reagan. A new era of superstardom and fast living was on the horizon -- one that would also leave many behind. Want to get in touch? Email us datw@hyperobjectindustries.com Death At The Wing is hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession) and produced by HyperObject Industries and Three Uncanny Four. Jody Avirgan, executive producer and editor, Raghu Manavalan, senior producer, Brian Steele, producer. Want to listen to the rest of the season?  Subscribe to The Binge to unlock all episodes of this show, ad-free, right now. Your subscription also unlocks the entire network of podcasts on The Binge with a brand new story dropping every month - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Death at the Wing show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit [GetTheBinge.com] (http://getthebinge.com/) to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

31 Mar 2021

37 MINS

37:23

31 Mar 2021


#1

Introducing: Death At The Wing, from Adam McKay

Death at the Wing tells the story of a generation of rising basketball stars who fell victim to the forces that defined Ronald Reagan’s America. Hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession), the first two episodes of DEATH AT THE WING arrive March 31st. From Hyperobject Industries and Three Uncanny Four Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Mar 2021

02 MINS

02:25

17 Mar 2021