Welcome back to What I’m Hearing, 100 percent free of White Lotus spoilers.
🚨🚨First, another box office contest: Reply with your best guess of the Avatar: The Way of Water opening weekend (domestic only). Closest without going over will win the usual status-defining Puck hat, just in time to wear to Roman Abramovich’s NYE boat party in St. Barts. Deadline is Thursday noon. Good luck!
Second, thanks to Esquire for namingThe Town to its 30 Best Podcasts of 2022 list. This week I broke down the year’s most innovative show with Welcome to Wrexham star/producer Rob McElhenney, discussed why Bob Iger couldn’t quit Disney with ex-ESPN chief John Skipper, and debated the most-effed companies with Lucas Shaw. Subscribe on Spotify or Apple.
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Discussed in this issue: Taylor Swift, Meg Smaker, Mark Wahlberg, Tom Cruise, Todd Boehly, Kelly Bush Novak, Lina Khan, Kim Yutani, Ari Emanuel, Jen Salke, Dwayne Johnson, Guillermo del Toro, Bob Iger, and Will Smith’s new favorite reality show….