The Exempt List with Charles McDonald

Join Charles McDonald and his friends for conversations surrounding the NFL. On and off the field, no subjects are untouchable thanks to our love/hate relationship with football.

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Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

The Exempt List is back this week with an update on the show from Charles before he's joined by longtime friend Justis Mosqueda of SB Nation to go over the first week of preseason football. An attempt at takes were made before the rambling started. Just because most of the starters are sitting doesn't mean the takes have to as well. Also, Scoob from the Trill Withers Show might be the baddest man on the planet.

Tuesday Aug 02, 2022

Matt Harmon of Yahoo! Fantasy joined Charles on the Exempt List this week to go over the Deshaun Watson suspension, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross getting in trouble for tampering, and the four wide receivers that got paid this summer. A.J. Brown, Deebo Samuel, Terry McLaurin and D.K. Metcalf all got the bag this summer. Harmon pulls out some Reception Perception data to detail what it means moving forward.

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

ESPN's Domonique Foxworth hopped on the Exempt List this week to talk all this NFC East. The Giants new coaching staff, the Commanders defensive line, and how the Eagles and Cowboys stack up against each other are all covered here. Well, the Commanders didn't get too much love, but Dan Snyder jokes were made!

Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

Diante Lee of The Athletic joined the Exempt List this week to preview the NFC West! The Seahawks and 49ers have undergone big changes at quarterback, the Cardinals are debuting the smallest passing game in NFL history and the Rams have an even bigger discrepancy between the top and middle-class of their roster as they try to repeat.

Wednesday Jul 13, 2022

Charles, fresh off a bout with COVID-19, joined up with Conor Orr to reminisce about something that made both of them feel worse: covering the New York Jets. The Jets and the rest of the AFC East get put under the microscope this week. Are the Bills the best team in the league? What's next for Mac and Tua? All that and more discussed.

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

Justis Mosqueda of SB Nation and Acme Packing Co. joins the show to preview the AFC North, starting with the Browns and their Deshaun Watson problem. Are the Steelers the least talented team in the division? Also, the Ravens could re-join the AFC's elite over the Bengals this year.

Thursday Jun 23, 2022

Steven Ruiz of The Ringer joined the show this week to go over the AFC South effuse praise for Jaguars second year quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Titans hit a mini-rebuild, the Texans are Just Fine for where they are, while the Colts might be gearing up have one of the best offenses in the NFL.

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

Kaelen Jones, currently with The History Channel and formerly of The Ringer and The Athletic, stopped by to breakdown the absolutely loaded AFC West. Each one of the Raiders, Chiefs, Chargers and Broncos underwent major roster changes to try and get closer to capturing the Lombardi Trophy. Charles and Kaelen break down the teams and answer questions along the way.

Wednesday Jun 08, 2022

NFC North analysis/mailbag with Derrik Klassen of Football Outsiders and Bleacher Report. The Packers might have the best defense in the NFL on paper, the Bears are just hanging out, the Vikings are still an intriguing team and the Lions have a sturdy foundation to continue rebuilding on.

Tuesday May 31, 2022

After 8 episodes Charles has run out of podcast ideas, so he has decided to do mailbag episodes (with a guest) for each division in the NFL. First up, the powerful Bill Barnwell and they kick things off by putting the Falcons six feet under. Fitting!


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