Our Ninth* Annual March Madness Show

Mar 14, 2018

Every year at this time, we invite an improv comic and an ex-politician-turned-political-pundit on to break down the NCAA tournament brackets and battle for sports analyst supremacy. Logically.

Curry seems ready. Here he is in a preparatory email leading up to the show:

I feel confident I can lock in, put the game on my shoulders, raise my game to the next level, and do the little things it takes to win, and for that I want to thank my coaches and my teammates for trusting me and putting me in a position to score and to thank God for caring as much as He does about Division I basketball. Where does He find the time?

But then, Julia has clearly put in her prep work as well:

I have my method, and it is the stupidest one yet. I'm excited.

This hour, we take a sober, serious, well-reasoned, painstakingly-thought-out look at this year's brackets with two of the most knowledgeable sports commentators on the planet.

(No. We don't.)

*It's our ninth one of these shows unless it isn't.


  • Bill Curry - Playing the part of Bill Curry
  • Bryan Curtis - Editor-at-large at The Ringer
  • L. Randolph Lowry III - President of Lipscomb University in Nashville
  • Julia Pistell - A founding member of Sea Tea Improv

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Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.