Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.

Episodes

  • The Genius of Bill Russell (from The Book of Basketball 2.0)

    Jul 31 2022

    What made Bill Russell so great? Was Russell a pioneer, a genius, or both? Why did he mean so much to the 1960s? Why did he walk away after his 11th title and never look back? And why wouldn’t he forgive the city of Boston? In 2012, Bill Simmons flew to Seattle and spent two days with the greatest winner in sports history, hoping to find these answers and more. It ended up being the highlight of his career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Stealth Mitchell Trades, KD Advice, Ayton’s Max Potential, and NFL Futures With Joe House

    Jul 14 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to react to the Pacers offering Deandre Ayton a max offer sheet (3:24), plus Donovan Mitchell trade ideas including whether the Knicks should go all-in on the All-Star guard (24:19). Then, they go over some NFL futures bets they’re already getting in on, and House closes it out with some predictions for The Open Championship (1:12:22).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Joe HouseProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.c...more

  • The NBA Trade Value List (Summer Edition) With Ryen Russillo

    Jul 11 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for their final Sunday night podcast together to reveal Bill's NBA trade value list. They run through Bill's top 64 NBA players as well as some honorable mentions (4:01), before discussing Ryen's experience at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (1:32:56).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Last Nets Dance, Mac Mania, Elite QB Watch, and RIP Jimmy Caan With Kevin Wildes, Peter Schrager, and Brian Koppelman

    Jul 08 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes of Fox Sports to talk about Mac Jones, Chet Holmgren's NBA Summer League debut, Kevin's pitch for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant's 'Last Dance', how Joey Chestnut ruined the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, fixes to the summer sports schedule, and more (1:44). Then, Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Baker Mayfield being traded to the Panthers while the Browns don't have a starting QB for Week 1, Bengals optimism, what the 49ers ...more

  • Best Summer NBA Characters, the 'Minions' Phenomenon, and NBA Futures Bets With Tyler Parker, Chris Ryan, Raheem Palmer, and Zoe Simmons

    Jul 06 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker to discuss the NBA characters to keep an eye on this summer (3:09). Then, Bill talks with Raheem Palmer about where the most value lies in NBA futures bets for the 2022-23 season, NBA Summer League betting strategies, and more (47:17). Finally, Bill talks with his daughter Zoe about masses of teens flooding movie theaters for the release of ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’, pros and cons of social media’s prevalence in the love of the ...more

  • A Crazy Gobert Gamble, KD’s Summer Stalemate and Boston’s Big Flex with Ryen Russillo

    Jul 03 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the massive package the Timberwolves gave up to trade for Rudy Gobert (1:57), whether or not the Jazz will really keep Donovan Mitchell (33:15), the Celtics acquiring Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, the fallout from Kevin Durant’s trade request (48:02), some rapid-fire NBA free agency observations (1:21:26), and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastch...more

  • Brooklyn Blows Up, Durant’s Next Move, and Free Agency Highlights With Rob Mahoney and Bryan Curtis

    Jul 01 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss a wild day of NBA free agency, spearheaded by Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Nets (1:10). They also discuss the Bucks keeping their team intact, Jalen Brunson joining the Knicks, Dejounte Murray to the Hawks, and much more (31:55). Finally, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis about how NBA free agency is covered in the media, battling for “scoops,” and more (57:43).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Rob Mahoney and Bryan CurtisProducer: Kyl...more

  • The Desperate Knicks, UFC 276, Plus Kyrie’s Failed Lakers Play with Van Lathan, Big Wos, Ariel Helwani and Alan Yang

    Jun 29 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Van Lathan and Wosny Lambre to discuss Jalen Brunson likely heading to the Knicks, how the Mavericks can cope, and “new media” vs. “old media” (1:50). Then, Bill talks with Ariel Helwani about the current state of the WWE, UFC 276, and more (44:58). Finally, Bill talks with writer-producer and lifelong Lakers fan Alan Yang about hoping for Kyrie Irving to join the Lakers before he opted in with the Nets, expectations for the Lakers’ 2022-23 season, Alan’s n...more

  • The Beal Dilemma, KD Trade Speed Round, and Free Agency Questions With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 27 2022

    The Ringer's' Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Wizards options regarding Bradley Beal’s contract, fake Kevin Durant trades, teams to watch out for during free agency, updated 2023 NBA title odds, best landing spots for Deandre Ayton, and more (0:00).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Draftapalooza Part 4: Winners & Losers With Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo

    Jun 24 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss winners and losers from the 2022 NBA draft.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Kevin O’Connor and Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Draftapalooza Part 3: OKC Gets Frisky + the Sneaky Knicks With Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti

    Jun 24 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti for their live reactions to picks 8-14 of the 2022 NBA draft, including Bill’s boy Jeremy Sochan going to the Spurs, OKC dropping a lot of draft capital, and what the hell the Knicks are trying to do.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve CerutiProducers: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Draftapalooza Part 2: Picks 1-6, Paolo to Orlando, and the Kings Surprise Everyone, With Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti

    Jun 24 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti to give their live reactions to picks 1 through 6 of the 2022 NBA draft.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve CerutiProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Draftapalooza Part 1: Kyrie Drama, Fake KD Trades, and Last-Minute Pre-Draft Thoughts With Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor and Chris Ryan

    Jun 23 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Chris Ryan to discuss news that Kevin Durant is considering his options when it comes to his future with the Nets, what the market for Kyrie would be like, the most fun trade destinations for KD, and why Bill has once again changed his mind about who the Magic should take with the no. 1 pick.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Chris RyanProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...more

  • Part 2: 10 Burning NBA Questions (Plus Kyrie) With Chris Ryan, Joe House, Rob Mahoney, J. Kyle Mann, Seerat Sohi, and Van Lathan

    Jun 22 2022

    (1:51) Will Daryl Morey and the 76ers make a trade? | With Chris Ryan(15:42) What are we expecting from the Wizards and Bradley Beal? | With Joe House(28:55) What are the Nuggets' and Heat's trade assets? | With Rob Mahoney(42:26) Favorite wings in the draft | With J. Kyle Mann(56:06) What is the Warriors' title window, and can they extend it? | With Seerat Sohi(1:09:40) BONUS: What is going on with Kyrie Irving and the Nets? | With Van LathanHost: Bill SimmonsGuests: Chris Ryan, Joe House, Rob ...more

  • Part 1: 10 Burning NBA Questions With Kevin Clark, Kevin O’Connor, Raheem Palmer, John Jastremski, and Wosny Lambre

    Jun 22 2022

    (1:27) Who should the Magic take no. 1? | With Kevin Clark(13:33) Best prospect outside of the top 4 | With Kevin O'Connor(26:21) 2023 NBA betting odds | With Raheem Palmer(41:01) What should the Knicks do? | With John Jastremski(54:32) Should the Jazz make a trade? | With Wosny LambreHost: Bill SimmonsGuests: Kevin Clark, Kevin O’Connor, Raheem Palmer, John Jastremski, and Wosny LambreProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Curry vs. Everybody, Boston’s Next Move, NBA Dynasty Tiers, and Draft Buzz With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 20 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics’ Finals collapse, possible offseason moves, and Jayson Tatum’s workload this season (1:06), before talking about what this Warriors title does for Stephen Curry’s NBA legacy, what it means to have an NBA dynasty (21:44), the Warriors’ exorbitant salaries for next season, the NBA draft, and more (1:03:48).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.c...more

  • An Impressive Warriors Title, Curry’s Pantheon Jump, and Tatum’s Finals Swoon With Joe House

    Jun 17 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Warriors defeating the Celtics to become the 2022 NBA champions, Steph Curry’s Finals MVP performance, why the Andrew Wiggins trade may have swung the series, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, takeaways for the Celtics, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Joe HouseProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 1,000th BS Episode With Joe House, Bill Hader, Bryan Curtis, and Nora Princiotti

    Jun 15 2022

    It's the 1,000th episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast! The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the NBA Finals, the Celtics facing a looming elimination game in Boston, and Game 6 predictions (7:34), before discussing the U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, the controversial LIV Golf tournament, U.S. Open bets, and more (26:13). Then, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis and Nora Princiotti about the Deshaun Watson allegations, the Cleveland Browns, how the media should cover i...more

  • Did the Celtics Just Blow the Title? | With Kevin Hench

    Jun 14 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Hench to discuss the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Celtics, the improvement of Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson throughout the series, struggles from the Celtics bench, HC Steve Kerr vs. HC Ime Udoka, Gary Payton II’s impact on the series, Game 6 predictions, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Kevin HenchProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tatum Theories, Finals Unicorns, NBA Draft Buzz, and Worst GM Jobs With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 13 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo as they discuss their NBA big board and who they have going in the top three (02:31). As people revisit Andre Iguodala winning the 2015 Finals MVP, Bill and Ryen debate if a losing player can win a Finals MVP (27:35). They also discuss Steph Curry’s nuclear shooting that lifted the Warriors to a Game 4 victory and if there is such a thing as a Finals unicorn (34:47). Next, they dive into Jayson Tatum’s Finals struggles (52:44). Is he really in...more

  • Steph’s Apex Mountain Leaves Boston Reeling With Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre

    Jun 11 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Warriors' series-tying win in Boston, Steph Curry’s incredible performance, Jaylen Brown shining as Jayson Tatum struggles, a look ahead to Game 5, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Wosny Lambre and Rob MahoneyProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Boston Gets Revenge, Draymond Chants, and Utah Trades With Kevin O’Connor. Plus, a ‘Stranger Things’ Review From Zoe Simmons.

    Jun 09 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Celtics’ Game 3 win over the Warriors, Jaylen Brown’s impact, Steph Curry’s consistency, the Boston crowd vs. Draymond Green, Game 4 adjustments, and more (1:07). Then, they discuss other NBA topics including the Bulls’ interest in Rudy Gobert, fake Donovan Mitchell trades, Kyrie Irving’s future, and more (41:45). Finally, Bill is joined by his daughter Zoe to discuss Season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’ [SPOILERS] (1:00:24).Host: Bil...more

  • The Warriors Strike Back, Kyrie Destinations, and Sacramento on the Clock With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 06 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors' Game 2 NBA Finals win over the Celtics, the Warriors' defense being the story of the game, Draymond Green's impact, the best closing five for each team, Klay Thompson's struggles, officiating, and more (1:20). Then, they hit a bunch of other NBA topics including Kyrie Irving trade buzz, rumors of Phil Knight buying the Trail Blazers, what the Kings will do with their no. 4 overall draft pick, and more (1:17:21).Host: B...more

  • A Huge Celts Comeback with Haralabos Voulgaris, Plus Adam Sandler on 30 Years of Comedies and Making ‘Hustle’

    Jun 03 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals after being in Chase Arena for the Celtics' win over the Warriors (1:031). Then, Bill sits down with Adam Sandler to discuss his new movie ‘Hustle,’ their favorite sports movies, ‘SNL’ in the early '90s, Adam’s first few films, playing pickup hoops, and more (39:44).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Adam SandlerProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Finals Angles With David Jacoby and Kevin Wildes. Plus, Jon Bernthal’s Return to the Pod.

    Jun 01 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by David Jacoby and Kevin Wildes to discuss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, Jimmy Butler’s 3-point attempt, and having trouble rooting against Steph Curry and the Warriors (1:42), before talking about the best daily sports show fodder, why the Cowboys are still America’s team, NBA expansion, how the league would look if it adopted a relegation format (17:43), Half-Baked Ideas, Finals predictions, and more (41:54). Finally, Bill is joined by actor Jon ...more

  • Boston’s Heart Attack Trip to the Finals With Ryen Russillo

    May 30 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics toppling the Heat to punch their ticket to the NBA Finals, Miami’s near comeback, takeaways from the series, another big playoff performance from Jimmy Butler, a huge moment for the Tatum-Brown era in Boston, how the Warriors match up with the Celtics, and more (1:54). Then, they discuss Steph Curry “the malleable superstar,” the Timberwolves signing GM Tim Connelly to a megadeal, the Lakers hiring Darvin Ham as their he...more

  • Super-Jimmy Thwarts Boston’s Finals Plans, with Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo

    May 28 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Ryen Russillo to recap the Celtics’ Game 6 loss to the Heat (01:07). They discuss Jimmy Butler’s and Kyle Lowry’s performances before diving into Robert Williams’s absence. Also, after missing clutch free throws, how will Jaylen Brown respond (24:12)? If the Heat win the series, those missed free throws will forever be remembered. The guys also debate if this was an all-time choke job from the Celtics before discussing if Heat Culture wil...more

  • The Heat Fall Apart With Joe House, Plus Michael Che on Swollen ‘SNL’ Casts and Stand-Up Comedy in 2022

    May 26 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Celtics’ Game 5 win over the Heat to take control of the series, how Celtics coach Ime Udoka’s adjustments are paying dividends for Boston, why the Heat desperately miss Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry’s struggles, Al Horford’s impact, an updated NBA Top Five list, Mavericks-Warriors, and more (1:19). Then Bill talks with comedian, actor, and writer Michael Che about wrapping up Season 47 of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ finding the right chemistr...more

  • A Celtics-Heat Rock Fight with Bill's Dad. Plus, Jalen Green Stops By and We Fix All-Star Weekend.

    May 24 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his Dad to discuss the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Heat, the lack of rest for players with only one day between conference finals games, series predictions, and more (1:29). Then, Bill talks with Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets about his rookie season, being on the court with some of his basketball idols, his friendship with Anthony Edwards, deciding between the G League and college, the Rockets’ no. 3 overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft, Jalen's goals f...more

  • The Wiggins Game, Curry’s Quest, the Miami Bullyballers, and Fake Ayton Trades With Ryen Russillo

    May 23 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors' Game 3 win over the Mavericks to bring the series to 3-0, the Andrew Wiggins renaissance in Golden State, Steph Curry chasing his sixth Finals appearance, and the depth of talent in the NBA (3:31). They also talk about the Celtics’ Game 3 loss to the Heat, a look ahead to Game 4, discussions about an eventual midseason NBA tournament, fake Deandre Ayton trades, and more (37:31).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloPro...more

  • A Boston Boomerang, Butler the Superstar, a Yankees Revival, and NFL Schedule Lessons With Haralabos Voulgaris, Warren Sharp, and JackO

    May 20 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Celtics’ Game 2 win over the Heat in Miami, how different the matchup looks with Al Horford and Marcus Smart back in the lineup, and adjustments the Heat could make heading into Boston (2:05), before revisiting the Suns' collapse against the Mavericks, upcoming roster decisions for Phoenix, Warriors-Mavericks predictions, and more (29:48). Then, Bill talks with Warren Sharp about the 2022 NFL schedule, which teams have adv...more

  • Butler Busts Boston, Plus 2022 Lottery Overreactions With Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo and J. Kyle Mann

    May 18 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Heat’s Game 1 win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, Jimmy Butler’s excellent performance, the Celtics’ pitiful third quarter, series predictions, and more (1:56). Then they discuss the NBA draft lottery selection, what the Orlando Magic should do with the first overall pick, the best fit for the Thunder at no. 2, where the talent drop-off is in the first round, fake trades, and ...more

  • Part 2: Luka Shines and Phoenix Collapses (and Then Some) With Ryen Russillo

    May 16 2022

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ historic Game 7 collapse to the Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals, whether or not Phoenix missed their title window, how the loss may affect the Suns' roster for 2023, and more (0:50), before talking about Luka Doncic's dominance on offense and defensive effort, a "Western Conference Finals Draft," the NBA's dream Finals matchup, James Harden’s decline during the 76ers' Round 2...more

  • Part 1: Boston Prevails in 7 With Ryen Russillo

    May 16 2022

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics eliminating the Bucks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. They talk about where Jayson Tatum ranks among top NBA players, whether the Bucks could've made any adjustments to change the outcome, some trademark moments from the series, why Bill's superstitions wouldn't allow him to watch Game 7 in Boston, a look ahead to Celtics-Heat, and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen Russil...more

  • Philly Implodes, Apex Giannis vs. Apex LeBron, and the Worst Celtics Losses Ever | With Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney

    May 13 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan to discuss the Heat eliminating the 76ers from the playoffs, James Harden’s future in Philadelphia, the Suns' big Game 6 loss to the Mavericks, the East vs. the West, Grizzlies-Warriors, predictions for Bucks-Celtics Game 6, and more (2:36). Then, Bill recounts the Celtics' Game 5 loss at home, and the best NBA players he’s seen in person (43:35) before wallowing a little more and discussing his list of the worst Celtics losses he...more

  • Phoenix Takes Charge, Brady’s TV Gig, and a Celts-Bucks Classic With Jonathan Tjarks, Bryan Curtis and Chris Mannix

    May 11 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the Mavericks' Game 5 loss to the Suns, the Heat's runaway win over the 76ers, Warriors-Grizzlies, and more (2:42). Then, Bill talks with SI's Chris Mannix about the Bucks-Celtics series, why Boston's Game 4 win was the most important of the Tatum/Brown era, some Lakers dysfunction, and Canelo Alvarez's loss to Dmitry Bivol (37:06). Finally, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis about the news that Tom Brady will be joining the Fox NFL bro...more

  • Harden Goes Undertaker, a Wide-Open West, Tatum’s Biggest Test, and More NBA Overreactions With Ryen Russillo

    May 09 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the 76ers' Game 4 win over the Heat (3:14), why Bill thinks Suns-Mavericks is a closer series than it seems (24:08), the Warriors going up 2-1 over the Grizzlies (42:21), the Bucks stealing Game 3 from the Celtics (1:05:17), and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Playoff Character Awards With Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker. Plus Jackie MacMullan on Celts-Bucks, and Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament

    May 06 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker to discuss Tyler's five favorite characters in the NBA playoffs (2:21). Then Bill talks with Jackie MacMullan about the Celtics-Bucks Round 2 series currently tied at 1-1, the difficulty of officiating Giannis Antetokounmpo; Celtics head coach Ime Udoka helping his team find their identity, why it is so difficult to predict the series outcome, and more (41:29). Finally Bill is joined by Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam to talk about going...more

  • Ja Goes Off, Kerr Gets Mad, and Boston Survives With Haralabos Voulgaris and J. Kyle Mann, Plus Short QBs and a Draft Recap With Peter Schrager

    May 04 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris and J. Kyle Mann to discuss Ja Morant’s 47-point performance in the Grizzlies’ Game 2 win vs. the Warriors, potential adjustments for the Warriors, and Gary Payton II’s injury (1:33), before recapping the Celtics’ Game 2 victory over the Bucks, Giannis Antentokounmpo looking awesome even during an off game, series predictions, and more (29:34). Finally, Bill talks with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about his biggest takeaways from the 202...more

  • Part 2: Unlucky Embiid, Suns-Mavs, and a State of Sports Media Check-In With Ryen Russillo and Bryan Curtis

    May 02 2022

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with Ryen Russillo about the Heat-76ers Round 2 matchup (1:04), and the Suns-Mavericks series (18:28). Then, Bill and Ryen are joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss sports media aggregators, how media can better cover sports, voting for season awards, athlete-media relations, the best sports announcers, and more (24:20).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ryen Russillo and Bryan CurtisProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Vis...more

  • Part 1: Overreactions from Celts-Bucks and Grizz-GSW With Ryen Russillo

    May 02 2022

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Golden State’s Game 1 win in Memphis, Draymond’s ejection, and how they think the rest of the series plays out (1:14). Then, they get to Milwaukee’s impressive Game 1 win in Boston, why this series is personal for Jrue Holiday, and what Bill’s level of concern is after some bad signs from the Celtics (43:55).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choice...more

  • Utah’s Finished, NFL Draft Winners, and Philly’s Big Night With Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, and Benjamin Solak

    Apr 29 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Mavericks’ series-ending win vs. the Jazz, just how much this Jazz team needs to change to be considered a contender, and a look ahead to Mavericks-Suns (1:45). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak to discuss the first round of the NFL draft! They discuss the Eagles trading for A.J. Brown, the Jaguars’ no. 1 overall pick, a good Round 1 for the Giants and Jets, QBs sliding, Round 2 predictions, and more (24:25). ...more

  • A Drunk Wolves-Grizz Series, Harden’s Fall, the Sleeper Mavs, and Brooklyn’s Future With Bob Voulgaris and Van Lathan

    Apr 27 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Suns’ Game 5 win over the Pelicans, why Bill believes the series will end in a Game 7, Mavericks-Jazz, the Raptors winning their second game in a row after going down 3-0 to the 76ers, the Grizzlies’ 111-109 win over the Timberwolves to go up 3-2 in the series, and more (1:50). Then Bill talks with Van Lathan about his new book, 'Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales From the Trenches of Transformation,' what is next for the Nets a...more

  • Part 2: The Frisky Pelicans, CP3 Demons, Trae’s Struggles and Favorite Flip-Flop Guys With Ryen Russillo

    Apr 25 2022

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ Game 4 loss to the Pelicans, how Devin Booker’s hamstring injury affects the Phoenix's playoff trajectory, some praise for the Pelicans roster, worrying about Zion Williamson, Grizzlies-Timberwolves, and other first round observations.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part 1: Brooklyn Breaks, Boston’s Startling Ascent, Kyrie’s Bizarre Career, and Saving Denver Basketball With Ryen Russillo

    Apr 25 2022

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics pulling away to a 3-0 lead in their Round 1 series with the Nets, the Brooklyn blame game, the Celtics' midseason turnaround, the Nuggets avoiding a sweep in their Game 4 win vs. the Warriors, Raptors-76ers, some Round 1 injuries, and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A StruggleFest for Towns and Mitchell, an NFL Skill Position Draft, and a Netflix Crisis With Wosny Lambre, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck and Mathew Belloni

    Apr 22 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Grizzlies' comeback win in Game 3 vs. the Timberwolves, the Mavericks continuing to win playoff games without Luka Doncic, Nuggets-Warriors, Celtics-Nets, Bulls-Bucks, and more (2:03). Then Bill talks with Danny Heifetz and Craig Horlbeck about Deebo Samuel's trade request, before drafting the most valuable offensive skill players (45:39). Finally Bill talks with Matthew Belloni about the crumbling of CNN+, the traditional talk s...more

  • A Suns-Warriors Flip-Flop, A Sneaky-Bad NFL Draft, and Utah Groundhog Day With Rob Mahoney, Danny Kelly, and Jonathan Tjarks

    Apr 20 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Pelicans' Game 2 win over the Suns, Devin Booker's 31-point half followed by a third-quarter injury, the Warriors' new outlook with Jordan Poole, Hawks-Heat Game 2, the Grizzlies' win over the Timberwolves, Celtics-Nets predictions, and more (3:02). Then, Bill talks with Danny Kelly about the 2022 NFL draft, why he thinks the QBs will slide, the most abundant positions in the first round, and more (32:54). Finally, Bill talks with...more

  • Part 2: The Anthony Edwards Thing, 'Sota's Upset Potential, and Two Sides of Rudy Gobert With Ryen Russillo

    Apr 18 2022

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Chris Paul and the Suns dismantling the Pelicans, hope for the Warriors, the Timberwolves’ Game 1 upset over the Grizzlies, the joy of watching Anthony Edwards, the Mavericks’ loss to the Jazz, Hawks-Heat, and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part 1: An Epic Celtics Win, Kyrie the Perfect Villain, and Maxey’s Big Leap with Ryen Russillo

    Apr 18 2022

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Jayson Tatum’s buzzer-beater in the Celtics' Game 1 win over the Nets, Kyrie Irving’s 39-point performance, speculation on the rest of the series, the 76ers' Game 1 victory over the Raptors, Tyrese Maxey, other Round 1 observations, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Clippers Curse Vol. 47, Booker’s Evolution, and Round 1 Bets With Kevin Wildes and Eddie Johnson

    Apr 15 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes of Fox Sports to discuss Anthony Davis's comments on the Lakers’ flukey injuries, the Clippers' repeated bad luck, Bill’s favorite Round 1 bets, Half-Baked Ideas, and more (2:10). Then Bill talks with Phoenix Suns play-by-play analyst Eddie Johnson about Devin Booker’s MVP case and why he is nowhere near his ceiling as a player, advice Eddie would give to Ben Simmons, the obstacles that today's NBA stars face, stories from Eddie's 17-year NBA c...more

  • Ant Man Arrives, Towns Tumbles, Nets-Celts & “Now What?” Round 1 Disaster Scenarios With Kevin O’Connor and Wosny Lambre

    Apr 13 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Wosny Lambre to discuss the Nets’ win over the Cavaliers and the Timberwolves’ win over the Clippers in the NBA play-in tournament (1:50). Then Bill and Kevin discuss the Lakers’ disappointing season, head coach Frank Vogel being fired, what to do with Russell Westbrook’s contract, LeBron James’s future, what certain teams may do if they face a first-round exit from the playoffs (45:48), and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Kevin O’Connor a...more

  • Part Two: The 2022 Finals MVP Draft plus All-NBA Picks With Ryen Russillo

    Apr 11 2022

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo discuss the lackluster end of the NBA regular season, the playoff seeding, potential Finals MVPs, NBA awards, All-NBA picks, and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part One: A Masters Recap, MVP Picks + Everybody Ducks Brooklyn With Ryen Russillo

    Apr 11 2022

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Scottie Scheffler winning the Masters tournament, what it meant for Tiger Woods to make the cut, the large group of young golfers with star potential, and more (1:59). Then they discuss their MVP ballots on the final day of the NBA regular season, Eastern Conference contenders jockeying to miss the Nets in the first round of the playoffs, and more (38:44).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProduce...more

  • The Uh-Oh Sixers, Plus Tiger’s Astounding Return and On-Site Masters Stories With Joe House and Nathan Hubbard

    Apr 08 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly runs through the Eastern Conference playoff picture and the 76ers loss to the Raptors (1:17) before he is joined by Joe House and Nathan Hubbard to discuss their time at Augusta National Golf Course for the Masters Day 1: an inspiring performance from Tiger Woods, observations of the course, Bryson DeChambeau's struggles, Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith, updated Masters odds, and more (9:46).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Joe House and Nathan HubbardProducer: Kyle C...more

  • The DOA Lakers, Embiid’s Surge, Masters Bets, and UFC 273 Story Lines With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Ariel Helwani

    Apr 06 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the death of the Lakers’ playoff hopes and their lack of a clear path forward, Joel Embiid’s late-season push for the MVP, best Eastern Conference playoff matchups, and more (2:08). Then Bill and House talk with Nathan Hubbard about the scene at Augusta National Golf Course and their favorite Masters bets (31:29). Finally Bill is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss the good and the bad from ‘WrestleMania 38,’ and story lines and subplots...more

  • A Less Scary Brooklyn, All-NBA Arguments, Unexpected Trade Guys, and Tiger’s Return With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    Apr 04 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the top of the Eastern Conference, All-NBA, Luka Doncic creeping up in the MVP rankings, and more (3:22), before Joe House joins and assists in throwing out the names of some players who could make a sudden exit from their current team by next season, as well as surprisingly important playoff guys (1:00:56). Finally Bill, House, and Ryen discuss some bets for the upcoming Masters Tournament (1:36:01).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ryen R...more

  • Here Comes Luka, a UNC-Duke Showdown, and Possible NFL Sleepers With Rob Mahoney, Jay Caspian Kang, and Warren Sharp

    Apr 01 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the playoff seeding for the Western Conference, the increasingly scary Mavericks, the steady Suns, the stumbling Warriors, Clippers rumors, and more (7:26). Then Bill talks with Jay Caspian Kang of the New York Times about the upcoming Final Four showdown between Duke and UNC (31:49). Finally Bill is joined by Warren Sharp to discuss the current NFL landscape for the 2022 season, the wide-open NFC, the super-competitive AFC, big trade...more

  • A Lakers Abyss, Plus Embiid Tales, Boston’s Bad Luck, and Will Smith Fallout With Chris Mannix and Larry Wilmore

    Mar 30 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Bucks’ win over the 76ers and wonders “Is this two-year Lakers collapse the worst of any modern title team?” (3:05). Then Bill talks with SI’s Chris Mannix about Joel Embiid, the 76ers’ playoff hopes, the third-place Celtics, the Eastern Conference standings, and more (20:34). Next Bill is joined by Larry Wilmore to discuss the Oscars, the 11th-place Lakers, and HBO’s ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ (1:06:16).Host: Bill SimmonsG...more

  • Will Smith’s Slap With Jimmy Kimmel. Plus, the Somehow Underrated Suns With Ryen Russillo

    Mar 28 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by two-time Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel to discuss the Oscars and the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock (1:45). Then Bill talks with Ryen Russillo about the first-place Suns and Devin Booker’s bright future (18:51), NBA awards, struggling to place Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid on the All-NBA First Team (53:55), the Eastern Conference playoff seeding, NBA rumors, Final Four hype, and more (1:18:16).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Jimmy Kimmel and Ryen...more

  • Coach K’s Last Stand, the Tyreek Trade + the Jimmy-Spo Zapruder Film With J. Kyle Mann, Benjamin Solak, and Tyler Parker

    Mar 25 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss Thursday’s Sweet 16 games, how Gonzaga’s elimination affects Chet Holmgren’s draft stock, Paolo Banchero and Duke’s win over Texas Tech, and more (2:24). Then Bill talks with Benjamin Solak about yet another blockbuster NFL trade, Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins, and what it means for the Dolphins and the new iteration of the Chiefs (38:24). Finally Bill is joined by Tyler Parker to discuss Jimmy Butler’s emotional outburst with Heat hea...more

  • The Case for Milwaukee, the Metaverse + 2022 Oscars Predictions With Ben Thompson and Sean Fennessey

    Mar 23 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bucks fan and business and tech analyst Ben Thompson to discuss where Giannis Antetokounmpo fits into the MVP race, Bucks playoff speculation, what to expect from the 76ers, and more (3:52), before talking about the Metaverse, newsletters and alternative media, misinformation, and more (40:53). Then Bill is joined by The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey to discuss the upcoming Oscars, long-shot turned Best Picture contender ‘Coda,’ Will Smith Oscar-watch, Oscars gam...more

  • The Chet Holmgren Hard-to-Evaluate Hall of Fame and Other Lottery-Related Madness Subplots With Ryen Russillo

    Mar 21 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss that great feeling the NCAA tournament brings, keeping an eye on the top NBA draft prospects during the tournament, Bill’s list of all-time hardest players to evaluate for the draft, the best teams for each of the top-four prospects, the new list of NBA title contenders in the Eastern Conference, and much more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc...more

  • Davante’s Vegas Move, Giannis’s MVP Case, and NBA Wife Conundrums With Benjamin Solak, Rob Mahoney, and Callie Curry

    Mar 18 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss WR Davante Adams’s surprising trade to the Raiders, and the impact on the Packers, Las Vegas, and the AFC West (2:10). Then Bill talks with Rob Mahoney about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP case, Kyrie Irving’s stellar performances, Eastern Conference playoff speculation, the impressive Timberwolves, surprising NBA standouts, and more (26:04). Finally Bill is joined by Callie Curry to discuss Steph Curry’s injury, her husband Seth Curr...more

  • NBA Teammate GOATS and ‘Icons Club’ With Jackie MacMullan, Plus Juiciest NFL Story Lines With Danny Kelly

    Mar 16 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss Kevin Garnett’s jersey retirement, the all-time best NBA teammates, NBA players’ media presence vs. that of other pro athletes, examining the new-look 76ers as the playoffs loom, Jackie’s new podcast ‘Icons Club,’ and more (2:29). Then Bill talks with Danny Kelly about the five biggest NFL offseason stories, including the Broncos reloading with Russell Wilson and Randy Gregory, Tom Brady unretiring and returning to the Buccaneers...more

  • Brady’s Unretirement and the 20 Best Top-Five NBA Players With Ryen Russillo

    Mar 14 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Tom Brady’s announcement that he’s coming out of retirement to play another season with the Buccaneers (2:23), before going through their top 20 NBA players (44:47), thinking about All-NBA teams, and more (1:08:53).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • KD’s Revenge on Small Game James, Plus NFL QB Roulette and the Strange Streaming Wars With Wosny Lambre, Peter Schrager, and Matthew Belloni

    Mar 11 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Nets shellacking the 76ers, playoff implications, and more (2:31). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Russell Wilson getting traded to the Broncos, the upcoming "QB roulette," and more (35:49). Finally Bill is joined by Matthew Belloni to discuss the media streamers pivoting to a less aggressive production model, CNN's branding dilemma, Disney's CEO trouble, Matt's new Ringer podcast, ‘The Town With Matthew B...more

  • The Big Wilson Trade, Ridley’s Suspension, Westbrook’s Struggles, and Coach K’s Farewell Tour With Kevin Clark, Van Lathan, and Tate Frazier

    Mar 08 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the blockbuster trade that sent longtime Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to the Broncos, Aaron Rodgers’s new Packers extension, and other thoughts from the NFL franchise tag deadline (3:00). Then Bill is joined by Van Lathan for a game of Do You Have a Take?, where they cover Calvin Ridley’s suspension, Russell Westbrook, “Why isn’t Superman cool?,” Chet Holmgren, and more (35:45). Finally, Bill talks with Tate Frazier about coach Mike Krz...more

  • The Surging Celts, Shaky Warriors, and Confounding Lakers With Ryen Russillo and Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Mar 07 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics finding their identity, the Warriors struggling while Draymond Green is injured, the confusing Lakers, a look ahead to some wacky Western Conference playoffs, and more (1:54). Then Ethan Sherwood Strauss joins to discuss how sports agencies have been woven into the fabric of the modern NBA (1:05:39).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ryen Russillo and Ethan Sherwood StraussProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices....more

  • The Ja Experience in Memphis With Chris Vernon, MLB’s Future With Joe House, and Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin on Changing Sports Fans

    Mar 03 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Vernon and Joe House to discuss Ja Morant, what his development has done for the Grizzlies and the Memphis area, looking ahead to the Grizzlies in the playoffs, and more (3:40). Then Bill and House talk about the MLB lockout, the current lockout compared to the 1994 MLB lockout, some long overdue baseball fixes, and more (54:01). Finally Bill talks with CEO of Fanatics, Michael Rubin, about the rise of Fanatics, handling logistics for the merchandise ...more

  • NBA West Sleepers, Rich NFL Announcers, and the ‘Euphoria’ Awards With Rob Mahoney, Bryan Curtis, and Zoe Simmons

    Mar 02 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss Western Conference sleeper teams including the Mavericks and the Nuggets. They also discuss the third-place Grizzlies and the electric Ja Morant, concerns for the Warriors, and more (2:13). Then Bill talks with Bryan Curtis about NFL broadcasters changing networks, the search for the next great NFL broadcaster, skyrocketing salaries, and more (31:05). Finally Bill is joined by his daughter, Zoe, for the ‘Euphoria’ Awards, in which the...more

  • Harden’s Re-Re-Juvenation and the NBA Saboteur Hall of Fame With Ryen Russillo

    Feb 28 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Harden’s debut in Philly, officially worrying about the Bucks, and Miami’s potential (3:51), before chatting about when to unleash Ben Simmons in Brooklyn, DeRozan’s renaissance, and the Durant-Harden relationship (24:56). Later, they discuss LeBron’s orchestration of the media, his desire to play in the NBA with his son, and the NBA’s move toward expansion (52:45). Finally, they induct players into the first ever NBA Saboteur Hall ...more

  • Unanswerable NBA Questions With Zach Lowe, Plus Brian Koppelman and David Levien on Creating ‘Super Pumped’ During a Pandemic

    Feb 24 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to run through the biggest questions remaining for the rest of the NBA season, including how the Ben Simmons–James Harden trade will play out, the Warriors' dependence on Draymond Green’s health, Denver’s playoff potential, a Lakers-Clippers play-in possibility, and Brooklyn’s ceiling (2:28). Then they rank the most shocking trades from the past decade (74:42). Later, Bill is joined by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien to talk ab...more

  • A Kevin Wildes–Dave Jacoby Reunion, Plus Freddie Gibbs Finally Comes On

    Feb 22 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes and David Jacoby to cover a wide-ranging list of topics, including NBA All-Star Weekend, LeBron James’s future in Los Angeles, and Aaron Rodgers on social media. Finally, Kevin and Jacoby pitch Bill on some half-baked ideas about Tom Brady, target scoring in basketball, and more (2:38). Then, Bill is joined by rapper Freddie Gibbs to talk about his experiences in the music industry, the similarities between rappers and athletes, his future in m...more

  • Sleeping on Jokic, Marveling at Phoenix, and Wondering About Porzingis With Bob Voulgaris

    Feb 18 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Mavericks moving on from Kristaps Porzingis, the scary Suns, how NBA team building has changed in the last two decades, the Jazz, speculation on the 76ers and Nets after the Harden-Simmons trade, another MVP caliber season from Nikola Jokic, a possibly wild Round 1 of the NBA playoffs, BitCoin, NFTs, and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Haralabos VoulgarisProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcast...more

  • Stafford’s HOF Case, Brady Rumors, the Broken Oscars, and Cody Rhodes/WWE Angles With Kevin Clark, Sean Fennessey, and David Shoemaker

    Feb 15 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss some post–Super Bowl narratives, including the Matt Stafford Hall of Fame debate, whether the Bengals will be back in the Super Bowl anytime soon, rumors about Rams head coach Sean McVay stepping away, speculation on Tom Brady's future, and more (1:54). Then Bill talks with Sean Fennessey about the upcoming Oscars, the waning award-show audience, how adding more categories would help the broadcast, their award predictions, and more (4...more

  • The Super Bowl 56 Recap Show With Cousin Sal

    Feb 14 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Rams' Super Bowl win over the Bengals. They discuss the Rams' struggles in the run game, Odell Beckham Jr.'s injury, Cooper Kupp's MVP performance, the Bengals' offensive line struggles, some key sequences, Super Bowl subplots, good bets and bad beats, the experience from SoFi Stadium, Parent Corner, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoi...more

  • Part 4: Trade Deadline Winners and Losers With Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, J. Kyle Mann, and Wosny Lambre

    Feb 10 2022

    In Part 4 of the NBA trade deadline podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor, Wosny Lambre, J. Kyle Mann, and Rob Mahoney to give out their winners and losers, including Kevin Durant, Steve Nash, the Bucks, Russell Westbrook, and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Kevin O'Connor, Wosny Lambre, Rob Mahoney, and J. Kyle MannProducers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part 3: The NBA’s Merry-Go-Round Era With Wosny Lambre, Kevin O’Connor, and J Kyle Mann

    Feb 10 2022

    In Part 3 of the NBA Trade Deadline podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor, Wosny Lambre and J Kyle Mann talking about the Knicks and Lakers standing pat, how it’ll impact LeBron’s future in LA and why the league is so much deeper than it was just a few years ago. Then they get into whether the “merry-go-round era” in the league right now and if fans actually like the product it creates.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Kevin O'Connor, Wosny Lambre, and J Kyle MannProducers: Kyle...more

  • Part 2: The Perfect LeBron Trade With Chris Ryan, Kevin O’Connor, Wosny Lambre

    Feb 10 2022

    In Part 2 of the NBA Trade Deadline podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and Wosny Lambre for more Nets-Sixers trade talk, including paying James Harden going forward, everyone’s bad behavior getting rewarded, and why Harden can return to his top form. Then, they break down the Mavericks sending Kristaps Porzingis and a second-round pick to the Wizards for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans, the Lakers standing pat, and the Celtics shipping Dennis Schröder...more

  • Part 1: Harden-for-Simmons Finally Happens! With Chris Ryan, Kevin O’Connor, and Rob Mahoney

    Feb 10 2022

    In Part 1 of the NBA trade deadline podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and Rob Mahoney to discuss the 76ers trading Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two first-round draft picks to the Nets for James Harden and Paul Millsap.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and Rob MahoneyProducers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Two Big NBA Deals Plus a Super Bowl Mega-Gambling Preview With Cousin Sal and Peter Schrager

    Feb 08 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on two significant NBA trades: the Kings trading Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Tristan Thompson to the Pacers for Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, and a 2027 second-round pick; and the Pelicans trading Josh Hart, Tomas Satoransky, Nickeil Walker-Alexander, Didi Louzada, and draft picks to the Trial Blazers for CJ McCollum, Larry Nance Jr., and Tony Snell (2:06). Then Bill is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Bengals' improbable ...more

  • Harden-Simmons Trade Watch: Day 427, Plus More Deadline Buzz With Kevin O’Connor and Jackie MacMullan

    Feb 07 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan and Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Ben Simmons–James Harden rumors as the February 10 trade deadline approaches. They also discuss Caris LeVert to the Cavaliers, whether the Pelicans should make a run at CJ McCollum, the surging Grizzlies, other trade predictions, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Jackie MacMullan and Kevin O’ConnorProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • "One Trade Away" NBA Teams With Rob Mahoney, MLB Doldrums With Mike Schur, Plus Bill’s Dad With a Boston Sports Update

    Feb 03 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss teams who may be "one trade away" from seriously improving their season, including the Grizzlies, Cavaliers, Celtics, Mavericks, 76ers, Hornets, and more (1:16). Then Bill talks with writer, producer, and loyal baseball fan Mike Schur about the Baseball Hall of Fame induction debates, the MLB lockout remaining unresolved as spring training approaches, Mike's pitch on how former players mired in PED controversy can still make the Hall ...more

  • The Tom Brady Awards, Plus Chuck Klosterman on Instant Replay, Athlete Longevity, and the ’90s

    Feb 02 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons gives out his Tom Brady Awards to honor Brady’s legendary career (2:36). Then Bill is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to discuss Brady’s retirement; the longevity of the modern athlete; instant replay; Chuck’s new book, ‘The Nineties: A Book’; when the decade officially started and when it really felt like “the ’90s”; the impact of the internet, pop-culture, and more (34:41).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Chuck KlostermanProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choi...more

  • A Rams-Bengals Surprise, Brady’s Decision + NBA Panic Trade Teams With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    Jan 31 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Bengals defeating the Chiefs again to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl (1:52), “now dead arguments” after Bengals-Chiefs (21:03), the Rams’ win over the 49ers after six straight losses sending them to their second Super Bowl in four years, Super Bowl story lines (36:19), Guess the Lines, Parent Corner, and more (1:02:33). Then Bill is joined by Kevin O’Connor to draft the top six NBA “panic-trade” teams as the February 10 trade ...more

  • A Cavs Party, Brooklyn in Limbo, and Million-Dollar Playoff Picks With Brian Windhorst and Peter Schrager

    Jan 27 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss the third-place Cleveland Cavaliers, the inconsistent Brooklyn Nets, and Ben Simmons trade watch as the NBA trade deadline approaches (2:29). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about the NFL conference playoff matchups, Rams-49ers and Chiefs-Bengals (50:50), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for conference championship weekend (1:28:45).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Brian Windhorst and Peter ShcragerProducer...more

  • Embiid’s Crazy Career, Plus Harden’s Next Move, Big Papi’s Honor, and Charles Oakley Stops By | With Big Wos and Kevin Hench

    Jan 26 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares an essay on Joel Embiid’s career in the midst of another spectacular season (2:36) before talking with Wosny Lambre about the 76ers’ need to trade Ben Simmons in order to get Embiid some support this season, James Harden trade rumors, the Lakers’ win over the Nets, trade deadline predictions, and more (16:42). Then Bill talks with his longtime friend and Red Sox fan Kevin Hench about David Ortiz being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (47:08). Finally, Bill...more

  • The Best NFL Playoff Weekend Ever With Cousin Sal

    Jan 24 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chiefs’ overtime win vs. the Bills and all of the Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes showdowns that NFL fans have to look forward to, the Rams’ walk-off field goal win vs. the Buccaneers and Tom Brady retirement-watch, the Packers’ loss to the scrappy 49ers and speculation about Aaron Rodgers’s future, Titans-Bengals, most fun Super Bowl matchups, Guess the Lines, and more! They close the show with Parent Corner.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest...more

  • Buffalo’s Savior and Ngannou’s Big Moment With Ariel Helwani, and Brady’s Finish Line Plus Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    Jan 21 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss the Buffalo Bills’ Round 2 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs (6:18), as well as the upcoming UFC 270 and heavyweight main event between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane, and more (27:58). Then Bill talks to NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about every Round 2 playoff game, Bill’s playoff gambling manifesto, and more (54:01) before making the Million-Dollar Picks for Round 2 (1:35:39).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ariel Helwani and Peter Sch...more

  • Brooklyn’s Bad Luck, Lakers Scapegoats, and Kyler’s Big Whiff With Raja Bell and Joe House

    Jan 19 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss Kevin Durant’s injury and how it fit right into their unlucky season. They also discuss the Lakers’ lackluster regular season and poorly constructed roster, the formidable Cavaliers, the exciting Grizzlies, and more (3:28). Then Bill talks with Joe House about the NBA All-Star ballot, the Cardinals’ wild-card loss to the Rams, an NFL divisional-round preview, a golf season primer, and more (1:03:50).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Raja Bell a...more

  • A Cowboys-Pats Sadness Contest, Apex Allen, Boger-mania, and Round 2 Lines With Cousin Sal

    Jan 17 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss yet another heartbreaking Cowboys playoff loss, the Bills thrashing the Patriots, the Steelers’ flop vs. the Chiefs, Raiders-Bengals, and Eagles-Buccaneers (2:12), before speculating on Rams-Cardinals and guessing the lines for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs (53:40). They close the show with Parent Corner (1:13:30).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoice...more

  • Jimmy G’s Last Stand, Stafford’s Swoon, and Round 1 Million-Dollar Picks with Ben Solak and Peter Schrager

    Jan 13 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ben Solak to discuss the biggest storylines from Round 1 of the NFL playoffs, including how Rams-Cardinals will affect the perception of the Matt Stafford trade, Patriots-Bills Part 3, and more (1:44). Plus: Was Jimmy G the 49ers' savior all along? Then Bill talks to NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about every Round 1 playoff game (53:43) before making the Million-Dollar Picks (1:50:55).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ben Solak and Peter SchragerProducer: Kyle Crich...more

  • All-NBA Midseason Picks and ‘Yellowstone’ the Unicorn With Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Matthew Belloni

    Jan 12 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney to discuss midseason All-NBA teams, honorable mentions, Ben Simmons trade rumors, why the Trail Blazers should "blow it up," MVP odds, and more (2:14). Then Bill talks with Matthew Belloni of Puck News about 'Yellowstone' and its streaming debacle, TV shows that were reinvigorated by pandemic viewing habits, the Golden Globes boycott, best options to host the Oscars and more (1:12:21).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Justin Verrier, ...more

  • The Greatest Almost-Tie, Comeback Niners, Choking Colts, Sloppy Pats, and Round 1 Lines With Cousin Sal

    Jan 10 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Raiders’ overtime win vs. the Chargers, the 49ers’ comeback win over the Rams, the Jaguars’ upset win over the Colts, and more (1:59). Then, to close the regular season they ask “Is this it?” for Russell Wilson in Seattle, Carson Wentz as a starting QB, Trevor Lawrence bust-talk, and more (41:29), before guessing the lines for Round 1 of the NFL playoffs (1:02:00). They close the show with Parent Corner (1:22:35).Host: Bill Simmons...more

  • Kupp’s MVP Case, Turning on Daniel-San, ‘Cobra Kai,’ and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Shea Serrano

    Jan 07 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss Cooper Kupp’s incredible season and case for MVP, Rookie of the Year candidates, and which Week 18 games have meaning (2:27) before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 18 (46:54). Finally, Bill talks with Shea Serrano about ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 4 (SPOILERS), and the new ABC comedy ‘Abbot Elementary’ (52:44).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Peter Schrager and Shea SerranoProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad...more

  • The Curry-LeBron Legacy Battle, Ja’s Mega-leap, and Jabari Smith’s Lottery Rise With Seerat Sohi, Rob Mahoney, and J. Kyle Mann

    Jan 05 2022

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Seerat Sohi to discuss the legacies of LeBron James and Steph Curry, as well as Chris Paul and Kevin Durant, and waning expectations for this Lakers' season (3:18). Then Bill talks with Rob Mahoney about the Grizzlies' roster depth, Ja Morant's accelerated development, the second-place Suns, and more (41:05). Finally Bill is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the top prospects for the 2022 NBA draft, including Jabari Smith at Auburn, Paolo Banchero at Duke, ...more

  • AB’s Meltdown, 2021 Losers, and Week 18’s Playoff Puzzle With Cousin Sal

    Jan 03 2022

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers’ comeback win vs. the Jets, Packers-Vikings, Texans-49ers, Cowboys-Cardinals, the Colts’ loss to the Raiders, Chiefs-Bengals, NFL awards, the playoff picture, and more (1:38). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 18 (32:29), followed by Parent Corner (1:09:51).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tasty NFL Underdogs, COVID Misconceptions, and 2021’s Teen Culture Awards With Peter Schrager, Derek Thompson, and Zoe Simmons

    Dec 30 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Derek Thompson to discuss media coverage of COVID-19 (1:56). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about the Cardinals' three-game losing streak and an updated Super Bowl contenders list (38:24) before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 17 (1:01:01). Finally Bill is joined by his daughter, Zoe, to review the year in teen culture (1:35:58).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Derek Thompson, Peter Schrager, and Zoe SimmonsProducer: Kyle Crichton L...more

  • John Madden’s Incredible Career With Bryan Curtis, and Most Regrettable NBA Contracts With Wosny Lambre and Joe House

    Dec 29 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to remember legendary football coach and broadcaster John Madden (1:40). Then Bill talks with Joe House and Wosny Lambre about NBA playoff contenders and replacement players (34:15) before drafting the 30 most regrettable NBA contracts today (52:11).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Bryan Curtis, Joe House, and Wosny LambreProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Buffalo’s Revenge, Washington’s Disgrace, the Endless NFL Season, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    Dec 27 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys drubbing the Washington Football Team, Eagles-Giants, the Bills’ win over the Patriots, 49ers-Titans, the Texans’ upset win over the Chargers, Jaguars-Jets, Seahawks-Bears, Browns-Packers, Rams-Vikings, Cardinals-Colts, the playoff picture, and more (1:44). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 17 (38:01) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:03:20).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn m...more

  • Knicks vs. Nets, Giants vs. Jets and Million-Dollar Picks With Sean Fennessey, John Jastremski and Peter Schrager

    Dec 23 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by John Jastremski and Sean Fennessey to discuss the sliding Knicks, how to fix the roster, and the Nets’ quest for relevance in New York (2:12). They also discuss a sad state of affairs for New York football, whether the Giants or the Jets are in a better position for the 2022 season, and more (27:46). Then Bill talks with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about Pro Bowl selections, the surging Colts, and MVP candidates (45:13), before making the Million-Dollar Pi...more

  • Embiid’s Window, Plus the Sports Repodders 2021 Review With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay

    Dec 22 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the 76ers’ win over the Celtics, Joel Embiid’s dominance, and the looming urgency for a Ben Simmons trade (1:50). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay for a 2021 edition of the Sports Repodders! They discuss the Formula 1 renaissance (16:28), Eli and Peyton Manning’s MNF alternate broadcast a.k.a. the Manning-cast (31:50), traditional studio sports shows (45:56), The Athletic and rumors of an acqui...more

  • Fantasy Playoff Chaos, Taylor’s MVP Run + Fake NBA Trades With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    Dec 20 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Saints shutting out Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, the Lions getting their second win of the season vs. the Cardinals, Patriots-Colts, Jets-Dolphins, Falcons-49ers, Ravens-Packers, an early look at the playoff picture, and more (1:44). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 16 (40:57), before another edition of Parent Corner (1:07:28). Finally Bill is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor to discuss the NBA’s rise in COVID cases, re...more

  • Catching Up With Ben Affleck. Plus the NFL’s COVID Crisis and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    Dec 16 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the drastic rise in COVID-19 cases around the NFL as well as the Jaguars parting ways with head coach Urban Meyer (7:39), before making the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 15 (24:56). Then Bill talks with actor-director Ben Affleck about the Patriots, Ben’s friendship with Tom Brady, some of Affleck’s favorite films, tabloids, parenting, his new film ‘The Tender Bar,’ and more (48:28).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ben A...more

  • Luka and Zion Concerns, the Feel-Good Cavs, and Panic-Trade Predictions With Jackie MacMullan

    Dec 15 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss Luka Doncic coming into the season out of shape and Zion Williamson's injury setback and weight concerns. They also discuss some possible trade teams, including the 76ers, Pacers, Knicks, and Pelicans, before getting into the fourth-place Cavaliers, the Hawks' defensive struggles, Anthony Davis, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Jackie MacMullanProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc...more

  • The Sleeper 49ers, Rodgers Myths, Plus a Big ‘Succession’ Finale With Cousin Sal and Ryen Russillo

    Dec 13 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the 49ers’ overtime win vs. the Bengals, the Buccaneers’ overtime win vs. the Bills, Browns-Ravens, Cowboys-Washington, Bears-Packers, and more (1:27). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 15 (35:13), before another edition of Parent Corner (59:35). Finally, Bill and Sal are joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Season 3 finale of HBO’s ‘Succession’ [SPOILERS] (1:08:27).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Cousin Sal and Ryen RussilloProducer:...more

  • Paul Thomas Anderson on ‘Licorice Pizza’ and the Beatles Doc, Plus Million-Dollar Picks Week 14 | With Peter Schrager and Sean Fennessey

    Dec 10 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss concerns about the early-season playoffs-contending Rams and Bills, as well as why people are hesitant to believe in the 10-2 Cardinals (3:07). Then they make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 14 (23:09). Finally Bill is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk to writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson about his new film ‘Licorice Pizza,’ casting the movie, making films during the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Jackson’s docume...more

  • The Smashmouth Pats, NBA Chatter, and ‘Succession’ Predictions With Ryen Russillo

    Dec 07 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Patriots' narrow victory over the Bills in Buffalo on 'Monday Night Football' as well as the AFC playoff picture (1:53). Then they talk about Scottie Pippen's recent criticism of Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant and the Nets, the Lakers' continued struggles, the complete Bulls, and more (23:22). Finally, Ryen and Bill discuss the most recent episode of HBO's 'Succession' [SPOILERS] (1:11:21).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloPro...more

  • Brazen Ravens, Evil Vikings, Minshew Mania, and NBA Trades After Dark With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    Dec 06 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Ravens’ crushing loss to the Steelers, the Eagles’ win over the Jets with backup QB Gardner Minshew, the Lions’ first win of the season vs. the Vikings, Cardinals-Bears, Bengals-Chargers, the AFC and NFC playoff picture, and more (2:36). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 14 (37:38) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:04:49). Finally, Bill talks with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about their favorite fake NBA trades (1:...more

  • Rodgers for MVP, Pats-Bills, and an Iconic Beatles Documentary With Peter Schrager and Chuck Klosterman

    Dec 02 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the stumbling Rams, the Chiefs finding their stride, and why Aaron Rodgers should be the favorite for MVP (2:15), before making their Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 13 (22:09). Then Bill talks with Chuck Klosterman about the new documentary series by Peter Jackson, ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ (48:44).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Peter Schrager and Chuck KlostermanProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. V...more

  • Suns-Warriors, Anthony Edwards, LSU’s Big Hire, and a Kenny G Interview | With Wosny Lambre, Van Lathan, and Kenny G

    Dec 01 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Suns’ win over the Warriors, take stock of the Western Conference, and talk about Bill’s newest League Pass crush: the Timberwolves (2:13). Then Bill talks with Van Lathan about LSU football’s new head coach, Brian Kelly (44:19). Finally Bill is joined by Grammy-winning musician Kenny G to discuss the upcoming HBO documentary ‘Listening to Kenny G’ (1:10:50).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Kenny G, Wosny Lambre, and Van LathanProducer:...more

  • A Bizarre NFL MVP Race and NBA Trade Ideas With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    Nov 29 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the puzzling MVP conversation, the Patriots’ win over the Titans, Colts-Buccaneers, Vikings-49ers, current playoff standings, Eagles-Giants, the Bengals steamrolling the Steelers, Panthers-Dolphins, the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving loss to the Raiders, Browns-Ravens, and much more (1:15). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 13 (20:00), followed by Parent Corner (1:07:30). Finally Bill talks with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about some inter...more

  • The Perfect Luka Team, Panic-Trade Candidates, Chicago’s Ceiling, and Crypto Myths With Haralabos Voulgaris

    Nov 24 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Clippers’ loss to the Mavericks, what an ideal team built around Luka Doncic would look like, the 12-6 Bulls, early Eastern Conference contenders, panic-trade teams, NBA rule change ideas, cryptocurrency, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Haralabos VoulgarisProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Pats-Eagles Super Bowl Plans and Thanksgiving Picks With Peter Schrager, and HBO’s Remarkable History With James Andrew Miller

    Nov 23 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the three NFL Thanksgiving games and make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 12 (2:35). Then Bill talks to author James Andrew Miller about his now book on the history of HBO, ‘Tinderbox: HBO's Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers’ (50:03).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Peter Schrager and James Andrew MillerProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Jonathan Taylor Day, Minnesota Un-chokes, KC’s Back, and More Week 11 Weirdness With Cousin Sal

    Nov 22 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chargers' win in a shootout with the Steelers, Cowboys-Chiefs, Bills-Colts and RB Jonathan Taylor's historic day, the Packers' loss to the Vikings, realistic Super Bowl teams, Lions-Browns, Ravens-Bears, and more (1:40). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 12 (38:15) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:12:10).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoic...more

  • The "Eff-You" Warriors, 2021 NFL Draft Mistakes, and Million-Dollar Picks With Marcus Thompson, Peter Schrager, and Danny Kelly

    Nov 18 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about his involvement in the HBO documentary series 'Music Box' (1:55) before chatting with The Athletic's Marcus Thompson about the 12-2 Golden State Warriors, the production from young players like Jonathan Kuminga and Jordan Poole, the rejuvenation of Andre Iguodala, Andrew Wiggins, the much-anticipated return of Klay Thompson, and more (14:40). Then BiIl is joined by The Ringer's Danny Kelly and NFL Network's Peter Schrager to revisit the top 15 picks from the...more

  • The Cinderella Wizards, AFC East Intrigue, and the 'Rocky IV' Director’s Cut With Joe House, Chris Vernon, Warren Sharp, and Gus Ramsey

    Nov 17 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Washington Wizards atop the Eastern Conference (3:35). Then Bill and House are joined by Chris Vernon to discuss why Chris thinks the 76ers deserve much of the blame for the current situation with Ben Simmons (25:23). Next Bill talks with Warren Sharp about why there hasn't been a clear "best" NFL team yet this season, the Rams' Monday night loss to the 49ers, the battle for the AFC East between the Bills and the Patriots, and more ...more

  • Here Come the Pats! Plus: The “What’s Wrong?” Game, Taylor vs. Jake, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    Nov 15 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots’ blowout win vs. the Browns, the Cowboys’ blowout win vs. the Falcons, a surprising Buccaneers loss to the Washington Football Team, a rocky first game back for Russell Wilson, Chargers-Vikings, Steelers-Lions, and more (2:38). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 11 (40:38) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:18:40).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Vi...more

  • Paul George’s MVP Run, the Kooky West, Odell to L.A., and Baker vs. Belichick With Jonathan Tjarks and Peter Schrager

    Nov 12 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jonathan Tjarks to discuss Paul George and the Clippers, Coach of the Year candidate Ty Lue, the Mavericks’ continued struggles, the impressive Bulls, best NBA rookies, and more (3:30). Then Bill talks with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about WR Odell Beckham Jr. signing with the Rams and upcoming “kitchen-sink games” for the 49ers, Raiders, Chiefs, and Vikings, before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 10 (49:32).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Jonath...more

  • Westbrook’s Slide, the Phoenix Fallout, Celtics Rumors, and Half-Baked Ideas With Jackie MacMullan and Kevin Wildes

    Nov 10 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Lakers' rocky start to the NBA season, whether Ben Simmons or Kyrie Irving plays an NBA game first, the Nikola Jokic–Markieff Morris melee, Suns owner Robert Sarver, the NBA rule changes, and more (2:24). Then Bill talks with his old colleague Kevin Wildes about his Fox Sports show 'First Things First,' crafting a "take," rumors of the Celtics trading for Ben Simmons, and more (1:05:32) before bringing back everyone's favorit...more

  • Buffalo’s Stumble, Rodgers’s Heel Turn, Mahomes Theories, and the Odell Sleepstakes. Plus: Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal.

    Nov 08 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss another 49ers loss, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' struggle to beat the Packers without Aaron Rodgers, and the Bills’ shocking loss to the Jaguars. Plus: Cowboys-Broncos, Vikings-Ravens, Bengals-Browns, and more (1:45). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 10 (38:04) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:01:59).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.c...more

  • Part 2: Tom Hanks on ‘Cast Away’ Theories, ‘Forrest Gump’ Haters, and 40 Years of Memorable Movies

    Nov 05 2021

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks to discuss his long career, his three favorite films, his new movie, ‘Finch,’ baseball stories, and much more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Tom HanksProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part 1: Sleeper Warriors, Green Bay’s F.U. Potential, and Atlanta’s Big Week With Peter Schrager and Rembert Browne

    Nov 05 2021

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, Bill shares his thoughts on a few sports topics including the Golden State Warriors, NBA MVP odds, Aaron Rodgers, Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, and more (2:43). Then Bill is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the Rams trading for Von Miller and AFC standings, before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 9 (29:10). Finally Bill talks to his old colleague Rembert Browne about his Atlanta Braves winning the World Series (1:21:25).Host: Bi...more

  • A Two-Week NBA Check-in With Big Wos and Jake Paul on Changing Boxing and Influencer Culture

    Nov 03 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss NBA story lines through two weeks. They discuss the Heat’s impressive start, the Bulls’ defensive prowess, the Celtics’ struggles, the Hawks, questions surrounding the Nets, the Lakers’ roster, and more (2:22). Then Bill talks with Jake Paul about his and his brother’s meteoric rise across social media, his pivot to boxing, learning from mistakes, promoting fights, and much more (51:15).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Jake Paul and Wosny L...more

  • Welcome to Wonk Week! Plus: Backup QB Saviors, Pats Déjà Vu, and Week 9 Lines With Cousin Sal.

    Nov 01 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a truly bizarre week of games in the NFL (2:03) before they Guess the Lines for Week 9 (39:16). They wrap up with a Halloween rendition of Parent Corner (1:03:21) and a spoiler-y conversation about the latest episode of 'Succession' (1:09:59).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Sal IaconoProducer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Mobley Fever, LaMelo Advice, Brady’s MVP Run, and Pats-Chargers With J. Kyle Mann and Peter Schrager

    Oct 29 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss some early NBA observations and overreactions including "the Cavaliers are for real," rookie Jalen Suggs's struggles, LaMelo Ball's recklessness, the depth of the NBA talent pool, and more (1:55). Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about MVP odds and why they are eyeing Tom Brady and Derrick Henry, and then they make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 8 (51:15).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Peter Schrager and J. Kyle MannP...more

  • Jokic vs. Walton, Tatum Advice, Ja’s Leap and NBA 75 Regrets With Bob Ryan and Justin Termine

    Oct 27 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bob Ryan to discuss the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. They discuss their differing opinions in who was snubbed and the cutoff for eligibility of young players, and then get into some obligatory Boston sports talk (2:15). Then Bill talks with Justin Termine of 'NBA Today' on SiriusXM about the surprisingly exciting Cavaliers, competitive Warriors, Ja Morant's third-year leap, concerns around Zion Williamson, the Thunder's ongoing rebuild, and more (58:20)Host: ...more

  • Are the Chiefs Dead? Plus: Unicorn Derrick Henry, the “Genius” Shanahan, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal.

    Oct 25 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a day full of lopsided victories, including the Chiefs’ blowout loss to the Titans, the Bengals’ impressive win over the Ravens, Patriots-Jets, Buccaneers-Bears, the Colts’ rainy win over the 49ers, another Dolphins loss, and more (1:50). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 8 (47:30) before briefly discussing Season 3 Episode 2 of HBO’s ‘Succession’ [SPOILERS] (1:19:00), followed by Parent Corner (1:23:45).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: C...more

  • NBA 75 Snubs, 2004 Lakers Flashbacks, Million Dollar Picks and Year of the Kebabs With J.A. Adande, Peter Schrager and David Chang.

    Oct 22 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by J.A. Adande to discuss the NBA 75th Anniversary Team and parallels between Magic Johnson’s turmoil with the Lakers in 1981 and the current situation with Ben Simmons and the 76ers. They also compare the 2004 Lakers and the 2021 Lakers, get into the MLB postseason, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about the 6-0 Cardinals and the upcoming Chiefs-Titans matchup before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 7 (48:35). F...more

  • Lakers-Warriors, Simmons Suspended, Ayton’s Non-max, and Surging Cowboys With Jackie MacMullan and Ben Solak

    Oct 20 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Lakers’ loss to the Warriors in their season opener, the Astros’ Game 4 ALCS win over the Red Sox, and Dodgers-Braves Game 3 (2:00), before he is joined by Jackie MacMullan to talk about Ben Simmons being ejected from 76ers practice and suspended for one game, causing him to miss the season opener vs. the Pelicans. They also discuss the Suns neglecting to sign Deandre Ayton to a contract extension, expectations for the Warriors’ season, potent...more

  • A Cowboys-Pats Holy Pod War. Plus Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal.

    Oct 18 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots’ overtime loss to the Cowboys, another Packers win over the Bears, Broncos-Raiders, Dolphins-Jaguars madness in London, Browns-Cardinals, Seahawks-Steelers, Rams-Giants, and more (1:55), before they Guess the lines for NFL Week 7 (36:15). They wrap up with Parent Corner, MLB Postseason talk, and a discussion of the Season 3 premiere of HBO’s ‘Succession’ [SPOILERS] (1:05:43).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyl...more

  • Dodgers Drama, Gruden’s Wreckage, Kyrie’s Soap Opera, and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Jay Caspian Kang

    Oct 15 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Dodgers' Game 5 win over the Giants, sending them to the NLCS for the second straight year (2:55). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Jon Gruden's exit from the Raiders, before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 6 (22:29). Finally Bill is joined by Jay Caspian Kang of The New York Times to discuss his new book, 'The Loneliest Americans,' as well as a range of NBA topics including Kyrie Irving and the Nets, the ...more

  • NBA Over/Unders, Part 2: The West With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    Oct 13 2021

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA Over/Unders pod. They run through win totals for each team in the Western Conference and look at odds for the NBA awards.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ryen Russillo and Joe HouseProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Over/Unders, Part 1: The East With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    Oct 13 2021

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA Over/Unders pod. They run through win totals for each team in the Eastern Conference.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ryen Russillo and Joe HouseProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Super Chargers, Bills-Chiefs, Ben vs. Geno, “Lucky” Boston, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House

    Oct 11 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and special guest Joe House to discuss the Chiefs’ loss to the Bills, the Patriots’ narrow victory over the Texans, 49ers-Cardinals, the electrifying Browns-Chargers game, Cowboys-Giants, Bengals-Packers, and more (2:15), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 6 (50:10). They close the show with Parent Corner and a brief discussion of Fury-Wilder III (1:24:10).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Cousin Sal and Joe HouseProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more ab...more

  • Injured Russ, Bills-Chiefs, Jets Fuel, and the Best ‘Succession’ Episode, With Peter Schrager and Joanna RobinsonDraft Episode for Oct 08, 2021

    Oct 08 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Red Sox–Rays as well as the Rams' win over the Seahawks (2:15) before he is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to bounce back from their first loss of the season and make their Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 5 (11:05). Then in an excerpt from The Ringer's 'Prestige TV Podcast,' Bill talks with Joanna Robinson about a hall of fame episode of HBO's 'Succession,' "Safe Room" (1:18:10).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Peter Schrager and Joanna Robinso...more

  • Red Sox Bliss, Luka’s 2022 Ceiling, and a Michael Keaton Interview | With Kevin Hench and Jonathan Tjarks

    Oct 06 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his pal Kevin Hench to discuss the Red Sox’ wild-card victory over the Yankees (2:30). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks about Luka Doncic and the sleeper Dallas Mavericks (36:40). Finally Bill talks with legendary actor Michael Keaton about doing stand-up comedy and breaking into acting in the late ’70s; some of his past works, including ‘Night Shift,’ ‘Mr. Mom,’ ‘Touch and Go,’ and ‘Batman’; Pittsburgh sports; and more (1:07:45).Host: Bill...more

  • Brady Beats Mac, Dallas Is for Real, and a Sox-Yanks Battle Looms, With Cousin Sal

    Oct 04 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' 19-17 win over the Patriots in Tom Brady's return to Foxborough. They also talk Cowboys-Panthers, the Cardinals' win over the Rams, a rare bright spot for New York football, Steelers-Packers, Colts-Dolphins, Eagles-Chiefs, and more (2:40). Next they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 5 (41:45), briefly discuss the MLB playoffs (1:08:00), and close the show with Parent Corner (1:20:00) and their thoughts on 'The Many Saints of...more

  • Brady vs. Belichick With Seth Wickersham, Plus Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    Oct 01 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Seth Wickersham to discuss his new book, ‘It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness.’ They also discuss the highly anticipated upcoming matchup between the Buccaneers and the Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts (1:55). Then Bill talks with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 4 (1:00:50).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Seth Wickersham and Peter SchragerProducer: Kyle Cr...more

  • The NBA’s Vaccine Battle, 20 Years of ‘PTI,’ and Billy Crudup | With Derek Thompson and Bryan Curtis

    Sep 29 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and The Atlantic's Derek Thompson to discuss NBA media day and vaccine hesitancy among some NBA players. They discuss how certain local mandates can prevent unvaccinated players from playing, the NBA and NBPA, media coverage of the pandemic, and more (3:20). Then Bill and Bryan Curtis discuss the upcoming 20th anniversary of ESPN’s ‘Pardon the Interruption,’ how ‘PTI’ revolutionized the argument show, and the importance of on-air chemistry (36:...more

  • Stafford’s Salvation, Big Ben’s Downfall, the Cocaine Cardinals and Guess the Lines Week 4 with Cousin Sal

    Sep 27 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss NFL Week 3. They cover the Packers’ last-second win over the 49ers, Rams-Buccaneers, the Chiefs’ second straight loss, Justin Tucker’s record-setting field goal in the Ravens’ narrow win against the Lions, Patriots-Saints, Dolphins-Raiders, and more (2:20). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 4 (50:30) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:27:40).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about you...more

  • Chiefs Doubts, Brady in L.A., Million-Dollar Picks, and Sox-Yanks With Peter Schrager and Bill’s Dad

    Sep 24 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss some of the upcoming NFL games for the weekend and make their Million-Dollar Picks for Week 3 (3:22). Then Bill talks with his dad about Boston sports, the Ryder Cup, and more (1:08:30).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Peter Schrager and Bill's DadProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Zach Lowe–Jackie MacMullan Reunion on West Sleepers, Toughest Coaching Gigs, and Ben Simmons Options

    Sep 22 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Zach Lowe and Jackie MacMullan to discuss NBA sleeper teams in the Western Conference (1:55), the question "Is the East finally stronger than the West?" (29:55), an update on the Ben Simmons–76ers saga (49:00), NBA rule changes (1:05:05), and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Zach Lowe and Jackie MacMullanProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Lamar Jacks the Chiefs, the Kliff-Kyler Roller Coaster, and Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal

    Sep 20 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap NFL Week 2, including the Ravens' win in a shootout with the Chiefs, the Chargers’ loss to the Cowboys, the Titans’ comeback win against the Seahawks, another crushing Vikings loss, a tough day for rookie QB Zach Wilson against the Patriots, plus Buccaneers-Falcons, Steelers-Raiders, Rams-Colts, and more (2:50). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 3 (52:30) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:16:15).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: ...more

  • Red-Hot Million-Dollar Picks, the Mannings, and Fantasy Strategies With Peter Schrager, Bryan Curtis, and Craig Horlbeck

    Sep 17 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss ESPN’s Peyton and Eli Manning 'Monday Night Football' broadcast and whether or not this is the future of broadcasting (1:48). Then Bill is joined by Peter Schrager to help make his Million-Dollar Picks for Week 2 (27:39) before Craig Horlbeck joins to talk about the must-add fantasy football players after Week 1 as well as their favorite QBs moving forward (84:14).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Bryan Curtis, Peter Schrager, and Craig Horl...more

  • RIP, Norm Macdonald. Plus, the McCourty Twins and Bill’s Favorite Actor, Jon Bernthal

    Sep 15 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his longtime friend Daniel Kellison to remember Norm Macdonald (4:40). Then Bill talks with Super Bowl champions Devin and Jason McCourty about about going head-to-head in Week 1 in Foxborough, Mac Jones’s NFL debut, playing for coaches Bill Belichick and Brian Flores, the best QBs they’ve been on the field with, the hardest WRs to cover, their charity work in the fight against sickle-cell anemia, and more (35:00). Finally, Bill talks with actor Jon Berntha...more

  • Stinky Rodgers, Week 1 Overreactions, Guess the Lines, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal and Jimmy Kimmel

    Sep 13 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss their overreactions to NFL Week 1, including the Packers’ blowout loss to the Saints, the Texans’ surprisingly competitive play in their win against the Jaguars, the Falcons’ flop against the Eagles, and more (2:05). Then Bill and Sal Guess the Lines for NFL Week 2 (37:50). Finally, Jimmy Kimmel joins to discuss a new ESPN documentary he and Sal have been working on about the 1986 Mets season titled ‘Once Upon a Time in Queens’ before ...more

  • A Bucs-Cowboys Classic! Plus: Million-Dollar Picks and a Shocking Super Bowl Prediction With Peter Schrager

    Sep 10 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Buccaneers narrowly beating the Cowboys in the NFL season opener (1:40), before he is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to go over some last-second NFL futures bets (18:48). Bill closes the show with his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (46:07).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Peter SchragerProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A 76ers Soap Opera, RIP Michael K. Williams, and Kanye’s Latest With Wosny Lambre, Joe House, and Van Lathan

    Sep 08 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Joe House to discuss the increasingly strange situation in Philadelphia between the 76ers and Ben Simmons (2:25). Then Bill is joined by Van Lathan to remember actor Michael K. Williams, discuss Kanye West’s much-anticipated album ‘Donda,’ talk a bit about the New Orleans Saints with Jameis Winston at the helm, and more (42:30).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Van Lathan, Joe House, and Wosny LambreProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad ...more

  • Part 1: AFC/NFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

    Sep 06 2021

    Football is back! In Part 1 of a two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to run through expected win totals of every NFL team and make their over/under picks.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part 2: Guess the Lines Week 1 and Best NFL Futures. Plus, Parent Corner With Cousin Sal.

    Sep 06 2021

    In Part 2 of a two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal for their 15th season of Guess the Lines! First they make some NFL futures picks (1:05), before they guess the lines for NFL Week 1 (18:54), followed by the return of Parent Corner (50:45).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Cousin SalProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Peyton Manning, Mina Kimes, and Danny Kelly

    Sep 03 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning to discuss his time in the NFL, AFC rivalries, today's rookie QBs, his new Monday Night Football alternate broadcast with his brother Eli on ESPN, and more (4:43). Then Bill is joined by The Ringer's Danny Kelly and ESPN's Mina Kimes for an NFL preview in which they discuss the ultra-competitive NFC West, why Bill thinks the NFC South is full of sleepers, conflicting theories on the Ravens, the...more

  • The Fantasy Football Mega-Preview Plus Mike O’Malley | With Matthew Berry, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly

    Sep 01 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry for their annual fantasy football preview. They discuss quarterback strategies in the new era of the NFL, front-runner fantasy offenses, some of their favorite NFL prop bets, and more (3:45). Then Bill is joined by the hosts of 'The Ringer Fantasy Football Show'—Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, and Danny Heifetz—to discuss some fantasy football stay-away teams, top-tier fantasy RBs, and more (45:15). Finally Bill talks to actor and writer M...more

  • Part 2: NFL Sleepers and Grenades With Warren Sharp and Joe House

    Aug 30 2021

    It's Part 2 of a two-part Sunday-night podcast. The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Warren Sharp for their annual Sleepers and Grenades segment; they run through the teams they think could make an unexpected leap as well as teams that could stumble. They also give out some of their favorite over/under bets for the NFL season.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Joe House and Warren SharpProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part 1: The Bryson Coaster, Plus NBA Over/Unders With Joe House

    Aug 30 2021

    In Part 1 of a two-part Sunday-night podcast The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the drama on the course at the BMW Championship between Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay, and the excitement it brought to Bill and House (2:15), before discussing a few NBA win-totals bets that they have been eyeing (16:20).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Joe HouseProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NFL Future Bets, Windy City’s Fields, and ESPN’s Latest Drama With Mike Francesa, Jason Goff, and Jim Miller

    Aug 27 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NY radio legend Mike Francesa to talk a little Red Sox and Yankees before running through some of their favorite NFL future bets (1:50). Then Bill talks with Jason Goff about a possible Ben Simmons–Zach LaVine trade before discussing the Chicago Bears and their rookie QB Justin Fields (58:53). Finally Bill talks with journalist Jim Miller about ESPN's turbulent year, the latest on Rachel Nichols, the future of ESPN, how it has changed over the years, and mo...more

  • Eight Possible Super Bowl Teams With Peter Schrager. Plus: 'Outer Banks' and Teen Patrol With Zoe Simmons

    Aug 25 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss their way-too-early Super Bowl contenders, futures bets, sleeper teams, and more (2:15). Then Bill is joined by his daughter, Zoe, to discuss summer 2021 through the lens of teen culture, followed by a new BS Pod segment, 12-Minute Recap, in which they tackle the Netflix show 'Outer Banks' (1:16:57).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Peter Schrager and Zoe SimmonsProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit ...more

  • Notes From My Lazy Vacation. Plus Jackie MacMullan on Why She’s Retiring (and Lots More)

    Aug 23 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some stuff he wishes he’d been able to talk about while he was on vacation, including: the Red Sox’s stumbles, ‘SummerSlam’ in Las Vegas, the Olympics, HBO’s ‘The White Lotus,’ ‘Jeopardy!,’ and more (4:30). Then Bill is joined by Hall of Fame journalist Jackie MacMullan to discuss her retirement from ESPN, the recent Bleacher Report interview with Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, stories from 40 years of covering sports, maintaining journalistic integrity in a ch...more

  • USA-France, Disappearing Dame, Ben Simmons, the Knicks, and Fantasy FB Sleepers With Wosny Lambre, Joe House, and Craig Horlbeck

    Aug 06 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Wosny Lambre to talk about Team USA basketball, Damian Lillard’s disappointing performances, and international vs. American basketball rules, as well as the recent moves in NBA free agency including the Knicks signing Kemba Walker, the increasingly odd Ben Simmons situation, and more (1:36). Then, Craig Horlbeck from 'The Ringer Fantasy Football Show' joins the show to offer up his seven favorite sleepers for the upcoming fantasy football seas...more

  • Ten Free Agency Questions on the Lavish Bulls, Comatose Celts, Reheated Heat, and More With Kevin O’Connor

    Aug 04 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss 10 lingering questions from free agency including if they liked what the Bulls have done, the Lakers' barrage of signings, their five favorite and least favorite signings so far (1:11), the Celtics as a destination for Bradley Beal, the state of the Pelicans, if the Warriors are the second-best team in the West, and more (41:41).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Kevin O’ConnorProducer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit ...more

  • Lowry to Miami? Plus: Lonzo’s Upside and the Rest of Free Agency Week With Jackie MacMullan

    Aug 02 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to kick off NBA free agency week. They discuss what Miami would look like with Kyle Lowry, Lonzo Ball’s underrated first four years in the league, Kawhi’s future, possible Ben Simmons landing spots, Dallas’s biggest needs, whom the Knicks will target in free agency, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Jackie MacMullanProducer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Draftapalooza, Part 4: Winners + Losers With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    Jul 30 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss a long list of winners and losers from the first round of the NBA draft.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’ConnorProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Draftapalooza, Part 3: GSW Goes Young, Spurs Go Loco + Rest of Lottery With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    Jul 30 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss picks 7 through 15 of the NBA draft in real time!Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’ConnorProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Draftapalooza, Part 2: Cade to Detroit and 2 Semi-shockers in Top Six With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    Jul 30 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss the first six picks in the 2021 NBA draft in real time, including surprising picks by the Thunder and the Raptors.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’ConnorProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Draftapalooza, Part 1: Westbrook to the Lakers and Hield’s Trade Upside With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    Jul 29 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor before the start of the 2021 NBA draft to discuss the rumored Lakers-Wizards trade that would bring Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles, the prospect of trading for Buddy Hield, more fake Ben Simmons trades, and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’ConnorProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Zion’s Murky NOLA Future With Justin Verrier. Plus, Kenny Smith on Giannis vs. Hakeem.

    Jul 28 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Verrier to discuss the New Orleans Pelicans, including recent acquisitions Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe heading to the Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, rumors of Zion Williamson being unhappy with the team (and parallels to the early signs of Anthony Davis's departure), fake Pelicans trades, and more (2:35). Then Bill is joined by Kenny "The Jet" Smith to discuss the upcoming NBA draft, parallels between Giannis Antetokounmpo's title win with the Bu...more

  • An NBA Mock Draft War Room With Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann

    Jul 26 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the upcoming NBA draft. They run through the lottery teams, fake trades, sleepers, and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle MannProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Matt Damon! Plus: Giannis Cards and COVID Confusion With Mike Gioseffi and Derek Thompson

    Jul 23 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mike Gioseffi of The Ringer's 'Sports Cards Nonsense' podcast to discuss changes in the market for Giannis Antetokounmpo's rookie card following his first NBA championship, as well as other changes in the sports cards landscape (6:45). Then Bill talks to The Atlantic's Derek Thompson about the COVID-19 delta variant, vaccine hesitancy, new policies for universities and sports teams, and more (35:05). Finally Bill is joined by Matt Damon to discuss the linge...more

  • An Immortal Giannis Game and Milwaukee’s Title with Ryen Russillo

    Jul 21 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks winning the NBA Finals! They discuss Giannis’s historic 50 points, legacy implications, winners and losers, Suns and Bucks offseason moves, and a look ahead to the NBA draft, before discussing the HBO Max series ‘The White Lotus.’Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bucks on the Brink, Giannis vs. History, Finals Leaps, and NFL Bets With Joe House

    Jul 19 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Bucks’ Game 5 Finals win over the Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo's enthralling basketball journey, what the Suns need in order to pull off a Game 6 win, and more (3:15). They then talk a little golf, NFL futures bets, Olympic basketball, and more (1:02:40).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Previewing the Rest of the NBA Finals With Jackie MacMullan and Seerat Sohi

    Jul 16 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan and The Ringer's Seerat Sohi to examine and recap the first four games of the NBA Finals as well as speculate on the games to come. They discuss concerns about Chris Paul, the Bucks' supporting cast, Giannis Antetokounmpo's expanded impact on the game, unlikely heroes for the upcoming games, series predictions, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Jackie MacMullan and Seerat SohiProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit ...more

  • Game 4 Overreactions, CP3’s Stinker, Kawhi Weirdness, and Draft Trades With Ryen Russillo

    Jul 15 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ Game 4 Finals win over the Suns, tying the series at 2-2 (1:25). They also hit on news of Kawhi Leonard’s injury (41:50), Team USA (55:45), NBA draft lottery prospects, fake trades, and more (1:00:25).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Giannis Leap, England’s Agony, and UFC 264 With Kevin O’Connor, Chris Ryan, and Kevin Clark

    Jul 12 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Bucks’ Game 3 Finals win over the Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s dominance on the court, speculative Finals scenarios, Team USA’s startling loss to Nigeria, offseason trade buzz, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with Chris Ryan about England’s loss to Italy in the Euro Final (1:16:00). Finally Bill talks to Kevin Clark about UFC 264, Conor McGregor’s fight-ending injury, exciting upcoming UFC fights, the postponed Wilder-Fury bo...more

  • Bucks in Trouble, McGregor’s Comeback, and a Yankees Eulogy With Ben Thompson, Ariel Helwani, and JackO

    Jul 09 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by business/tech analyst and massive Bucks fan Ben Thompson to discuss the Suns’ Game 2 Finals win and the silver linings for Game 3 in Milwaukee (1:45). Then Bill talks to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani about covering the UFC, the excitement of the pre-fight weigh-in, UFC competitors, the upcoming McGregor-Poirier fight at UFC 264, and more (32:35). Finally Bill talks to his old friend JackO about the Yankees and whether they missed their “title window” (1:31:5...more

  • Suns in Charge, Ayton Copycats, Ohtani Mania (?), and NBA Draft Stuff With Ryen Russillo

    Jul 07 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ Game 1 Finals win over the Bucks, the Bucks’ adjustments, gauging Giannis’s injury, where Arizona in July ranks among the worst NBA Finals destinations, and more (2:00). Then they talk about Shohei Ohtani’s dominance of the MLB and why it isn’t a bigger story, random sports fixes, NBA draft prospects, and more (1:12:00).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit po...more

  • A Bucks-Hawks Blahfest, CP3’s Legacy Run, NBA Announcer Slumps, Replay Fixes + Summer Trades w/ Bryan Curtis and Chris Mannix

    Jul 02 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on a superstar-less Bucks-Hawks Game 5 (3:00), before talking with The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis about sportscasting legend Marv Albert’s upcoming retirement, the play-by-play Mount Rushmore, how instant replay has plagued the NBA’s television product, NBA Finals media story lines, and more (25:00). Finally Bill is joined by SI’s Chris Mannix to discuss Chris Paul and the Suns defeating the Clippers to get to the NBA Finals, how the Trail Blazers may han...more

  • Giannis Goes Down With Big Wos and Chris Ryan, the Streaming Wars With Matthew Belloni, and Teen Culture Half-Year Awards With Zoe Simmons

    Jun 30 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Chris Ryan to break down a wild Bucks-Hawks Game 4, including Giannis’s knee injury, the improbable success of the Trae-less Hawks, and predictions for how this series and the Suns-Clippers series will play out (2:50). Then, former Hollywood Reporter editor Matthew Belloni joins the show to discuss whether or not movies will ever fully return to theaters, what the future of moviegoing looks like at the hands of streaming services, and more ...more

  • Part 2: Looming Bucks-Suns, Dame’s Next Move, and a Special Two-Man Combo Draft

    Jun 28 2021

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ Game 3 win over the Hawks, Khris Middleton’s fourth quarter, Trae Young’s injury, series predictions, and more (2:00). They then wonder how this year's NBA champions will be remembered, before discussing news that Damian Lillard may be looking to move on from the Portland Trail Blazers (20:00). Finally Ryen and Bill draft the best two-man combos to build a team around in the NBA (...more

  • Part 1: Ayton’s Leap, Kawhi the Enigma, GSW Trades, and a 2018 Redraft With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 28 2021

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ Game 4 win over the Clippers, Deandre Ayton’s importance to the Suns’ success, the uncertainty surrounding Kawhi Leonard, why Bill thinks the Clippers still have a chance, and more (2:30) before they revisit the 2018 NBA draft and discuss potential trades leading up to the 2021 NBA draft, Team USA, and more (44:00).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn...more

  • The Comeback Clippers, Superstar Trae, and KD’s Brilliance With Seerat Sohi and Jackie MacMullan

    Jun 25 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Seerat Sohi to discuss the Clippers' Game 3 win over the Suns (3:00). Then Bill talks with Jackie MacMullan about newly anointed NBA star Trae Young and how he's evolved as a teammate (35:00), what the future holds for Ben Simmons (53:00), and the NBA coaching carousel, including Rick Carlisle to the Pacers, Ime Udoka to the Celtics, the Mavericks' head coach vacancy, and more (1:11:00).Host: Bill SimmonsGuests: Jackie MacMullan and Seerat SohiProducer: Kyl...more

  • The Ayton-Oop, Round 3 Predictions, and NBA Lottery Reactions With Joe House, Kevin O’Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Wosny Lambre

    Jun 23 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Suns’ Game 2 victory over the Clippers, Deandre Ayton's game-saving alley-oop, a slew of reviews that dragged out the end of the game, hope for the Clippers, and more (3:00) before sharing some NBA gambling odds and discussing Jon Rahm’s U.S. Open victory (21:30). Then Bill is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Wosny Lambre, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the 2021 NBA draft lottery in real time, as well as potential trades, the Hawks-Bucks seri...more

  • Part 2: Philly Chokes, Hawks Fever, and a Bucks-Nets Postmortem With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 21 2021

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss another 76ers playoff exit as the Hawks win Game 7 to head to the Eastern Conference Finals. They discuss the fundamental problems Ben Simmons brings to the Sixers, a lackluster (yet confident) Trae Young performance, and more (3:00) before discussing why this may be the strangest postseason in recent memory (50:45). Then they discuss the Nets' Game 7 overtime loss to the Bucks, Kevin Durant...more

  • Part 1: Booker Torches L.A., the T-Mann Game, Gobert Issues, and a Kemba Trade With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 21 2021

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns' Game 1 victory over the Clippers, Devin Booker's superior shot-making, speculation on Kawhi Leonard's injury, as well as the Clippers’ Game 6 victory over the Jazz on Friday night (3:30). They also issue some “playoffs apologies” to a few players including Nicolas Batum, Reggie Jackson, Trae Young, and Paul George (24:00), before discussing the Celtics trading Kemba Walker and draf...more

  • Trae’s Breakout, Diva Luka, Bucks-Nets, a Ben Simmons Debate With Wosny Lambre and Marcus Thompson

    Jun 18 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson to discuss the Bucks’ Game 6 win over the Nets, Khris Middleton's impressive night, and a look ahead to Game 7 in Brooklyn (4:00). They also discuss coach Rick Carlisle's exit from the Mavericks, rumblings of unhappy young stars Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson, the upcoming NBA coaching carousel (25:45), the Hawks’ Game 5 win over the 76ers, the dwindling hope for Ben Simmons, Trae Young’s consistent excellenc...more

  • The Durant Game With Chris Ryan. Plus Dallas Dysfunction and Clips-Jazz With Jonathan Tjarks.

    Jun 16 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to discuss Kevin Durant’s incredible performance in the Nets’ Game 5 comeback win over the Bucks. They talk about Durant’s 49 points in 48 minutes, the Bucks’ questionable in-game adjustments, James Harden’s hamstring injury, Game 6 predictions, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Jonathan Tjarks about a report from The Athletic that there is friction in the Mavericks' front office, the lack of talent surrounding Luka Doncic on the Mavericks ro...more

  • Part 2: The Official CP3 Appreciation Pod With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 14 2021

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Chris Paul and the Suns bouncing the Nuggets from the playoffs, why this Suns team is the perfect fit for Chris Paul, how this season ranks among “old-guy title runs,” and more (3:00). Then they discuss the Clippers’ blowout Game 3 win over the Jazz, best Finals narratives, Hawks-76ers, and more (52:00).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad ch...more

  • Part 1: Unexpected Bucks-Nets Drama, Plus Top 40 Players Right Now With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 14 2021

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Nets’ Game 4 loss to the Bucks after Kyrie Irving was injured. Among their questions: Did the series just flip in the Bucks’ favor? Is Kevin Durant officiated differently than other superstars? Is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s play style inefficient for his skill set? (3:00) Then Bill and Ryen run through their much-alluded-to list of the top 40 NBA players (40:30).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Rye...more

  • Mitchell Magic, Bucks-Nets, Rodgers Trades + Loki With Wosny Lambre, Peter Schrager and Mallory Rubin

    Jun 11 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Clippers' Game 2 loss to the Jazz, the Bucks' victory in a bizarre Game 3 vs. the Nets, the Hawks-76ers series, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network about some NFL bandwagon teams for the 2021 season, as well as futures bets including: starting QBs, Aaron Rodgers landing spots, win totals, and more (53:45). Finally Bill talks with Mallory Rubin about the latest addition to the MCU, ‘L...more

  • Chuck Klosterman on Brooklyn’s Dominance, Fandom, Sports Fixes, and UFOs

    Jun 09 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to discuss Damian Lillard’s future after another Trail Blazers playoff exit, how player movement has shaped today’s NBA, radical ideas to “fix” various sports leagues, UFOs and ghosts, documentaries, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Chuck KlostermanProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part 2: Logan Paul Survives, Milwaukee Advice, and Dame’s Future in Portland with Ryen Russillo

    Jun 07 2021

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match, as well as their shared interest in other obscure sporting events (3:00). They next discuss the Nets (without James Harden) winning Game 1 against the Bucks; the hero of Game 1, Blake Griffin; why the Bucks still have a chance to win this series; and more (23:00). They touch on the upcoming Jazz-Clippers and Suns-Nuggets Round 2 matchups, the...more

  • Part 1: Kawhi’s Smackdown, Luka’s Next Move, and Trae Torches Philly With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 07 2021

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Mavericks’ Game 7 loss to the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard’s two-way play, some highlights from the series, the Clippers’ Round 2 matchup with the Jazz, the Mavericks’ offseason, and more (2:30). Then they discuss the Hawks’ Game 1 victory over the 76ers, needed adjustments to combat Trae Young, and a look ahead to Game 2 (52:30). Next they discuss the Lakers’ Round 1 exit at the hands of the...more

  • A Lakers Eulogy, Suns of Anarchy, Joker’s Wild, and Round 2 Predictions With Seerat Sohi and J. Kyle Mann

    Jun 04 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Seerat Sohi and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Lakers' Round 1 playoff exit at the hands of the uber-confident Suns, the Lakers offseason, the Suns’ Round 2 prospects, and more (5:30). Then they talk about the Nuggets closing out their Round 1 series with the Trail Blazers, Nikola Jokic’s domination of the series, potential Trail Blazers trades and more (48:30). Finally they make predictions for some Round 2 playoff series including Suns-Nuggets, Buck-Nets, Ha...more

  • A Dame-Jokic Classic With Big Wos, and Big 3s and LeBron’s Evolution With Chris Bosh

    Jun 02 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre of 'The Ringer NBA Show' to discuss the Nuggets’ double-overtime Game 5 win against the Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard’s historic performance, and the unsolvable Nikola Jokic (3:00), before hitting the Lakers’ Game 5 loss to the Suns, the talented Atlanta Hawks, the upcoming Round 2 Bucks-Nets series, Clippers-Mavericks predictions, and more (33:00). Then Bill talks with two-time NBA champion, Hall of Famer, and author Chris Bosh about making it...more

  • Part 2: L.A. Panic Button Reversal, Ayton’s Emergence + CP3 Predictions With Ryen Russillo

    May 31 2021

    In Part two of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Round 1 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs. They talk about the Clippers' Game 4 blowout win vs. the Mavericks, Luka Doncic's injury, and Kawhi Leonard’s impressive series stats (2:00). Then they discuss the Suns’ Game 4 win vs. the Lakers, Anthony Davis’ groin injury, Chris Paul rallying back from his shoulder injury, DeAndre Ayton’s real-time development, looking ahead to Game 5 in P...more

  • Part 1: Scary Brooklyn, Trae's Leap, Milwaukee's Moment, and the Smart Conundrum With Ryen Russillo

    May 31 2021

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Round 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. They talk about the Nets' shellacking of the Celtics in Game 4 as well as some tough decisions Boston may have to make during the offseason (3:00). Then they discuss the Bucks sweeping the Heat, how Milwaukee will match up with their likely Round 2 opponent in the Nets (26:00), the 76ers' 3-0 series lead vs. the Wizards as Philly looks ahead to...more

  • The Setting Suns, a Bucks-Nets Mega-Battle, and Winslet’s Great Career With Rob Mahoney, Kyle Mann and Wesley Morris

    May 28 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kyle Mann and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Lakers’ Game 3 win over the Suns, the Nuggets’ win over the Trail Blazers bringing the series to 2-1, another Bucks blowout win over the Heat, a look ahead to the possible Round 2 Bucks-Nets matchup, and more (3:10). Then Bill talks with Wesley Morris of The New York Times about being in Madison Square Garden for Knicks-Hawks Game 1, before discussing HBO’s limited series ‘Mare of East Town’, Kate Winslet’s stellar p...more

  • Luka! Plus: The Bucks and Big Tech Craziness With Ben Thompson. Plus: Three Decades of Counting Crows With Adam Duritz.

    May 26 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on another stellar Luka Doncic performance in the Mavericks' Game 2 win over the Clippers, putting the Mavericks up 2-0 on the series (2:45). Then Bill talks to business and tech analyst and Milwaukee Bucks fan Ben Thompson about the Bucks' Round 1 series vs. the Heat, the Bucks' 34-point victory in Game 2, the hypothetical Round 2 matchup vs. the Nets, and more (16:00). Next they discuss AT&T’s announcement to merge Warner Media and Discovery, s...more

  • Part 2: The Panic Battle of LA, Sleeper Memphis, Plus More West Overreactions With Ryen Russillo

    May 24 2021

    In Part two of the Sunday night podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Grizzlies' win over the Jazz in Game 1 (2:00), the Lakers losing their first game to the Suns (24:00), the Mavericks’ Game 1 upset over the Clippers, Trail Blazers-Nuggets (42:30), Game 2 predictions, an impromptu Parent Corner, and more (1:08:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part 1: Trae Grows Up, MSG’s Revival, Milwaukee’s Must-Win, and a Properly Paid Tobias With Ryen Russillo (and a Sean Fennessey Cameo)

    May 24 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Round 1 NBA playoff basketball! In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, Sean Fennessey makes a cameo to discuss the Knicks' Game 1 loss to the Hawks (3:45), the Bucks' hard-fought win over the Heat and why it was a must-win (31:30), the Nets' double-digit victory over the Celtics, 76ers-Wizards, NBA ratings, and more (55:30).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen Russillo, Sean Fennessey Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Vis...more

  • Is Curry a Pantheon Guy? Plus: Knicks + Lakers Predictions With Dave Jacoby and Alan Yang

    May 21 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons makes the case for Stephen Curry to crack the Basketball Pantheon (3:00), before talking to ESPN’s David Jacoby about the 4-seed New York Knicks! They discuss the upcoming Knicks-Hawks series, Clippers-Mavericks, Nuggets–Trail Blazers, Heat-Bucks, 10 years of working with Jalen Rose, and more (23:30). Finally, Bill talks with screenwriter, producer, and lifelong Lakers fan Alan Yang about the Lakers’ win over the Warriors in the play-in tournament, LeBron’s eye injury, ...more

  • Tatum’s 50 and PGA Picks With Joe House, Plus Dirk Nowitzki on Jokic, Luka, 2011, and Much More

    May 19 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Wizards’ loss to the Celtics in the play-in tournament, Jayson Tatum’s 50-point game, the anticipated Lakers-Warriors matchup, most fun play-in tournament outcomes, the upcoming PGA championship, and more (2:30). Then Bill talks with NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki about NBA playoffs stories, the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash, and much more (50:30).Host: Bill SimmonsGue...more

  • Part 2: Tankapalooza 2021, Western Predictions, and All-NBA Picks With Ryen Russillo

    May 17 2021

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers' loss to the Thunder, which locked them into a first-round series with the Mavericks. They discuss a Nuggets–Trail Blazers first-round series, the upcoming play-in tournament, what some of the most shocking outcomes would be, and whether or not the new format will stop teams from tanking. Then, as the NBA regular season comes to a close, Bill and Ryen look at the teams with the worst rec...more

  • Part 1: Warriors-Lakers, Philly-Brooklyn, Milwaukee’s Burden, and the DOA Celtics With Ryen Russillo

    May 17 2021

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors’ win over the Grizzlies, the play-in tournament, and the anticipated Lakers vs. Warriors matchup. They also discuss the 76ers' path to the Eastern Conference finals, the hopeless Celtics, Hawks vs. Knicks, the Heat-Bucks rematch, MVP thoughts, and more.Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Big NBA Weekend With Jackie MacMullan, NFL Schedule Chicanery With Warren Sharp, and Andrew McCarthy on '80s-Movies Stardom

    May 14 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the end of the NBA regular season, the upcoming NBA Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, the rudderless Boston Celtics, the “We Believe” Warriors 2.0, NBA awards, and more (3:20). Then Bill talks with Warren Sharp about the winners and losers of the NFL 2021 season schedule release, some futures bets, and more (1:11:00). Finally Bill talks with actor-director Andrew McCarthy about his new book ‘Brat: An ’80s Story’; some of his ea...more

  • The NBA’s Next Generation With Wosny Lambre, Vaccine Hesitancy With Derek Thompson, and Sharon Stone’s First Appearance

    May 12 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the new generation of NBA stars, fans of teams vs. fans of players, favorite and least favorite NBA players, and more (2:45). Then Bill talks with The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson about the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rollout, American vaccine hesitancy, returning to pre-COVID-19 normalcy, the CDC, and more (51:00). Finally Bill talks with legendary actress-producer Sharon Stone about her new book, 'The Beauty of Living Twice'; some of her pa...more

  • A Westbrook Debate, NBA Sleepers, Unbreakable Records, and LaMelo Sliding Doors With Ryen Russillo

    May 10 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss NBA playoff seeding and Round 1 sleeper teams (2:45), Russell Westbrook tying Oscar Robertson’s record for the most triple-doubles in NBA history (26:00), All-NBA teams and a stats deep dive (47:00), the best “unbreakable” NBA records (1:07:00), burning NBA questions, and more (1:34:45).Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best NBA Late-Season Story Lines, Plus Theo Epstein’s First Appearance

    May 07 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons runs through the biggest subplots to watch heading into the NBA playoffs (2:45) before talking to three-time World Series champion baseball executive Theo Epstein about bringing the Boston Red Sox their first World Series win since 1918, bringing the Chicago Cubs their first World Series win in more than 100 years, Red Sox fans vs. Cubs fans, MLB's strikeout epidemic, experimenting with making changes to baseball, and more (31:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visi...more

  • A Full-Fledged Jokic-Gasm With Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann. Plus, Jake Tapper on Post-Trump TV Life.

    May 05 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann to discuss Nikola Jokic's MVP-caliber play, his presence on the court, the Nuggets' playoff hopes without Jamal Murray, the era of positionless basketball, and more (2:50). Then Bill talks with CNN's Jake Tapper about what it was like to cover political news in the past year-plus, covering non-Trump topics on 'The Lead With Jake Tapper,' moderating both Democratic and Republican presidential candidate debates, mega-panel TV s...more

  • All-NBA Arguments, Milwaukee’s Best, CP3 Groundhog Day, and a Rodgers Intervention With Ryen Russillo

    May 03 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Milwaukee Bucks' statement win against the Brooklyn Nets, how the Lakers' seeding could shake things up for Round 1, scariest possible first-round playoff exits, All-NBA teams, news of Aaron Rodgers not wanting to return to the Packers for the 2021 NFL season leaking hours before the NFL draft, and more!Host: Bill SimmonsGuest: Ryen RussilloProducer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoi...more

  • A Wild NFL Draft, Rodgers Drama, and a Big Mac Fest With Warren Sharp, Kevin Hench, and Bill’s Dad

    Apr 30 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Warren Sharp of NBC Sports and Sharp Football Analysis to discuss an exciting first round of the NFL draft. They discuss the 49ers drafting Trey Lance third overall, the Bears trading up to draft Justin Fields, the Falcons’ savvy move drafting TE Kyle Pitts with the fourth pick, the Patriots securing QB Mac Jones, the Vikings' great first round, Ja’Marr Chase to the Bengals, the Aaron Rodgers news surfacing just hours before the draft began, and much more (...more

  • NFL Draft Predictions With Peter Schrager and Police Reform 2021 With DeRay Mckesson

    Apr 28 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Fox and NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss the upcoming NFL draft including what the 49ers will do with the third overall pick, rumors of quarterback Justin Fields sliding, the Bengals choosing between a top wide receiver and a (possibly) generational offensive lineman, trying to get a read on the Patriots, NFL draft prop bets, and more (3:30). Then Bill talks with civil rights activist and podcaster DeRay Mckesson about continuing the fight for police...more

  • Best NBA Future Bets + a 2021 Oscars Review With Joe House and Wesley Morris

    Apr 26 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with Joe House about Russell Westbrook’s revival and the surging Wizards, Eastern Conference play-in game scenarios, the disappointing Celtics season, the Porzingis problem in Dallas, the baffling Pelicans, potential playoff scenarios, Finals odds, and All-NBA lineups (2:12). Then Bill talks with Wesley Morris from The New York Times to break down the 93rd Academy Awards, including whether the production was a success, why the ratings were down, the state of movie...more

  • Dana White Returns, Plus Knicks Fever With J. Kyle Mann and Bananas vs. CT With Dave Jacoby

    Apr 23 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Knicks’ win streak, the superb play of Julius Randle, playoff scenarios, and more (3:20). Then Bill talks with UFC president Dana White about his 20 years with the company, how the sport has grown, historically great UFC fighters, how the pandemic's Fight Island came to be, inking a deal with ESPN+, incorporating gambling across major sports, Conor McGregor’s upcoming fight, and more (47:30). Finally Bill talks with ESPN’s David ...more

  • 2021 Steph vs. 2006 Kobe, the NEW Warriors Fans, and SuperLeague Soccer Hijinks With Marcus Thompson, Logan Murdock, and Chris Ryan

    Apr 21 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Logan Murdock and The Athletic's Marcus Thompson to discuss Steph Curry's incredible stretch of basketball, the parallels between Steph's current season and Kobe Bryant's 2006 season, sports dynasties, NBA playoffs sleeper teams, the postseason play-in games, Draymond Green stories, and more (2:30). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Chris Ryan about the potential European "Super League," including who proposed it, why certain teams are involved, the potenti...more

  • Curry’s Re-Apex, Jokic/Embiid Debates, Play-in Drama, and Draft Quarterbacks With Ryen Russillo

    Apr 19 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss this recent stretch of NBA games without superstars like Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Jimmy Butler. They also talk about updated MVP rankings, best subplots for the play-in games, the most fun NBA playoff matchups, Stephen Curry’s incredible season, 2021 NFL draft quarterbacks, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part 2: The Mysterious 49ers, NFL Draft Props, and Washington’s Sleeper-dom With Warren Sharp

    Apr 15 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Warren Sharp to discuss quarterback Justin Fields's draft stock seemingly dropping, what the 49ers will do with the third pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the Dolphins' win-win situation with the sixth pick, NFL draft prop bets, future bets, the NFL Hall of Fame, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Part 1: The Reeling Nuggets, Embiid’s MVP Case, and CP3’s Journey With Jackie MacMullan

    Apr 15 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the "grind" of being three-quarters through the NBA season, Jamal Murray's injury, the Phoenix Suns, Rajon Rondo's impact on the Clippers, updated MVP candidates, the 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 2021 Masters and 'WrestleMania 37' Overreactions With Kevin Clark and David Shoemaker

    Apr 12 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the 2021 Masters Tournament (7:45) and the upcoming NFL draft (39:15). Then Bill talks with David Shoemaker immediately after the conclusion of 'WrestleMania 37'; they discuss the decision to split the event into two days, Bad Bunny’s excellent performance, a riveting match between Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair, Roman Reigns retaining his belt, and more (58:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Case for Phoenix, Plus Stephanie McMahon on All Things WWE

    Apr 09 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the title-contending Phoenix Suns (3:00) before talking with WWE's chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon about the importance of the first 'WrestleMania,' the star power of the WWE Women’s Division, Andre the Giant stories, the upcoming 'WrestleMania 37,' what it’s like working for Vince McMahon, the future of WWE, and much more (27:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Fields to the Pats? Plus Masters Bets and David Alan Grier | With Danny Kelly and Joe House

    Apr 07 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Kelly to discuss the Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Panthers, as well as who wants to trade for the Dolphins’ sixth overall pick, who’s at the top of Danny’s mock draft board, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Joe House about his favorite bets for the upcoming Masters Tournament (40:15). Finally Bill is joined by actor and comedian David Alan Grier to discuss working with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence on the film ‘Boomerang’; some awesome s...more

  • The Suggs Game, Bad Lakers Omens, Rookie of the Year Sadness, and Post-Vaccine Life With Ryen Russillo

    Apr 05 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Stanford beating Arizona in the women’s NCAA championship, Jalen Suggs’s dagger 3-point shot to defeat UCLA in the men's Final Four, a great year for college basketball, NCAA changing transfer rules, Gonzaga vs. Baylor, and more (2:50). They also take a hard look at Rookie of the Year candidates, potential playoff seeding for the Lakers, Eastern Conference sleepers, and more (38:10). Finally they discuss Ryen’s trip to Mexico, and m...more

  • A New York Sports Renaissance With John Jastremski. Plus, Kenan Thompson (Finally!)

    Apr 01 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with new Ringer addition John Jastremski about New York sports including the start of (a full-length) baseball season, the competent New York Knicks, the juggernaut Brooklyn Nets, the upcoming NFL draft, the Jets and Sam Darnold, and Giants fans' hopes with Saquon Barkley's return. They also discuss the NCAA tournament heading into the Final Four and more (9:30). Then Bill is joined by actor and comedian Kenan Thompson to discuss his new NBC sitcom, 'Kenan'; getti...more

  • NBA Buyout Mania, Brooklyn’s Destiny, and the State of Boston Sports With Raja Bell and Kevin Hench

    Mar 30 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss how they feel about trade deadline deals after the weekend, the bizarre NBA buyout rules, Andre Drummond’s fit on the Lakers, James Harden’s MVP run, Blake Griffin’s potential resurgence on the Nets, Aaron Gordon on the Nuggets, and their picks to make the NBA Finals (2:45). Then, Bill’s friend and die-hard Boston sports fan Kevin Hench joins the show to discuss the state of Boston sports (79:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...more

  • NBA Trade Deadline, Part 4: Winners & Losers With Ryen Russillo and Jackie MacMullan

    Mar 25 2021

    In Part 4 of NBA trade deadline coverage on 'The BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Jackie MacMullan to discuss why the Raptors did not trade Kyle Lowry after all the trade buzz leading up to the deadline. They also revisit the Celtics' additions, the Heat's great day (adding Victor Oladipo and LaMarcus Aldridge), the Clippers trading for Rajon Rondo, Andre Drummond speculation, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Trade Deadline, Part 3: Last-Minute Deals With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    Mar 25 2021

    In Part 3 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the 'BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor to discuss the final minutes leading up to deadline, including JJ Redick heading to the Mavericks, Victor Oladipo to the Heat, the Celtics trading Daniel Theis to the Bulls for Mo Wagner, buyout candidates, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Trade Deadline, Part 2: Lakers, Lowry, Pelicans With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor

    Mar 25 2021

    In Part 2 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the 'BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Raptors trading Norman Powell to the Trail Blazers for Gary Trent and Rodney Hood. Then Kevin O'Connor joins to discuss the Lakers being surprisingly active, George Hill to the 76ers, Terrance Ferguson to the Knicks, Austin Rivers to the Thunder, no trade for Kyle Lowry, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Trade Deadline, Part 1: Orlando’s Big Day With Ryen Russillo and Kevin Clark

    Mar 25 2021

    In Part 1 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the 'BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Orlando Magic fan Kevin Clark to discuss Orlando's rebuild; the team trading Aaron Gordon to the Nuggets, Nikola Vucevic to the Bulls, and Evan Fournier to the Celtics; how Wendell Carter Jr. will fit in with the Magic; and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • RIP, Elgin Baylor. Plus: Giannis Stories and Alexis Ohanian | With Mirin Fader

    Mar 24 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons remembers the late Elgin Baylor (2:50) before talking with The Ringer’s Mirin Fader about her upcoming book ‘Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP’ (19:30). Finally Bill talks with Seven Seven Six founder and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian to discuss the golden age of pro boxing; technology and sports; the evolving internet; sports trading cards; his wife, Serena Williams; financial literacy; and more (58:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices...more

  • Cade's Ceiling, LeBron Injury Ripples, Trade Talk, and Poku Corner With Ryen Russillo

    Mar 22 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss top NBA draft prospect Cade Cunningham after Oklahoma State's loss to Oregon State in the NCAA tournament (2:30), LeBron James's ankle sprain and his unprecedented durability over the years (26:00), updated NBA MVP odds (47:45), the upcoming NBA trade deadline (1:19:00), and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Matt James on ‘The Bachelor’ Behind the Scenes, Plus Joe House on Desperate NBA Teams and March Madness

    Mar 19 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Matt James of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise to discuss his season, expectations vs. reality, dealing with real feelings during a public controversy, being "unplugged" from media and sports while filming, getting back to life after ‘The Bachelor’ and more (2:30). Then Bill talks with Joe House about teams that may be desperate for a trade with the NBA trade deadline approaching, House’s revised NBA MVP bets, the NCAA tournament, Ryan Fitzpatrick to the Washington...more

  • Belichick’s Spending Spree, Embiid’s Lost MVP, and ‘Beartown’ With Mina Kimes and Chris Ryan

    Mar 17 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Mina Kimes to discuss the Patriots’ massive free-agency spending, contracts with “voidable years,” the Bears signing QB Andy Dalton, questions surrounding Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson, and more (4:00). Then Bill talks with Chris Ryan about Joel Embiid’s injury, NBA MVP contenders (1:05:30), and the HBO Max show ‘Beartown’ [SPOILERS] (1:18:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Chatter With Jackie MacMullan, Plus a 2021 Oscars Breakdown With Wesley Morris

    Mar 12 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the NBA one year removed from the "Rudy Gobert Game" that paused the NBA season, the stress and fatigue from moving up the start date of the 2020-21 season, All-Star Weekend, NBA trade buzz, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with Wesley Morris of the New York Times about upcoming Oscar nominations, figuring out what constitutes an "Oscar movie," the disruption of streamers, and more (55:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...more

  • Best Dak Takes, Sports Media Trends, and 'The Bachelor' Controversy With Bryan Curtis and Rachel Lindsay

    Mar 10 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss the media coverage of Dak Prescott and the Cowboys in the past couple years, the upcoming massive NFL television rights deal, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey, reexamining sports studio shows after the pandemic, gambling's relationship with sports media, and more (2:40). Then Bill talks with Rachel Lindsay about Season 25 of 'The Bachelor'; reality TV editing; recent missteps from 'The Bachelor' franchise...more

  • All-Star Reactions, Brooklyn Blake and Trade Deadline Predictions With Ryen Russillo

    Mar 08 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss a condensed NBA All-Star Weekend; They talk about the All-Star Game, the 3-point contest, slam dunk contest, along with some All-Star storylines (3:15). Then they discuss Blake Griffin signing with the Nets (46:15), NBA trade deadline predictions (1:04:00), and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Embiid for MVP, Tiger’s Future, Taylor Swift, and ‘Boogie’ With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Eddie Huang

    Mar 05 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to revisit the NBA MVP discussion and Joel Embiid. They talk MVP odds and some predictions for after the All-Star break (3:00). Then Bill and House are joined by Nathan Hubbard to discuss Tiger Woods's serious car accident and his future in golf as well as the PGA Tour (40:00). Then Bill and Nathan discuss the new Ringer podcast 'Every Single Album: Taylor Swift' with Nathan and Nora Princiotti, as well as Jay-Z selling Tidal to Square (50:00). Fi...more

  • All That Jazz, Trae Young’s Path, Trade Rumors, and Teen Patrol With Jackie MacMullan and Zoe Simmons

    Mar 01 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Utah Jazz as possible title contenders (3:30), NBA trade rumors (30:30), and a Celtics [panic] segment at the end (1:08:00). Then Bill is joined by his daughter, Zoe, to discuss teen culture one year into the pandemic (1:32:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA League Pass Fun Rankings With Zach Lowe

    Feb 26 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Zach Lowe to discuss NBA All-Star snubs, the most fun NBA League Pass teams, top NBA crunch-time players, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tiger’s Accident, Watson Trades, COVID and Common Sense, and NYC’s Future With Kevin Clark and Derek Thompson

    Feb 24 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss Tiger Woods following the news of the golf star's car accident (2:30), before they revisit the market for Deshaun Watson and make up some fake Orlando Magic trades (20:00). Then Bill is joined by Derek Thompson of The Atlantic to discuss what experts have learned about COVID-19 since the early months of the pandemic, the various vaccines, post-pandemic life, and more (53:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/...more

  • A Clippers Conundrum, LeBron MVP Myths, Kyrie’s Resurgence,  and the Ref Review Crisis With Ryen Russillo

    Feb 22 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Nets’ win over the Clippers, Brooklyn’s road-trip win streak, and the Clippers' playoff implications (2:00). They test pilot a new segment called You’re Out of Excuses (27:00); discuss the increasingly aggravating instant replay, especially at the end of NBA games (57:00); look back at the MVP awards LeBron James hasn't won over the past eight years (1:15:00); empathize with Timberwolves fans; and more (1:39:30). Learn more abou...more

  • Dame vs. Curry, NFL Draft QBs, and Flea on the Lakers With Chris Haynes and Danny Kelly

    Feb 19 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports and TNT to discuss the Brooklyn Nets, the Jazz's ceiling, NBA trade rumors, Steph Curry vs. Damian Lillard, covering the 2020 NBA playoffs, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Danny Kelly about his NFL mock draft, first-round QBs, the Patriots’ QB problem, Russell Wilson trade rumblings, and more (43:00). Finally Bill talks with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers about his Lakers winning the Finals, missing out on ...more

  • Charles Barkley on Ben Simmons, Zion’s Flaws, the Center Revolution, Adam Silver, and the Nets vs. the Lakers

    Feb 16 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA legend and analyst Charles Barkley to discuss Draymond Green's comments on the Cavaliers and Andre Drummond, Barkley getting traded to the Suns in 1992, learning from Moses Malone, NBA title contenders in the East, Zion Williamson, how the Nets match up with the Lakers, whether there should an NBA All-Star Game this year, the Olympics, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Celtics Panic and All-Star Arguments Galore With Kevin O’Connor

    Feb 15 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Celtics' underwhelming 13-13 season and what Boston can do to turn it around (2:30) before discussing their NBA All-Star ballots for the East (29:00) and West (1:06:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • State of Zion, Sleeper Suns, Clubhouse’s Ceiling, and Brady’s Last Laugh With Rob Mahoney, Nathan Hubbard, and Seth Wickersham

    Feb 12 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the New Orleans Pelicans, Zion Williamson after playing in almost 50 career NBA games, the exciting Phoenix Suns, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Nathan Hubbard about the latest “must have” social media app, Clubhouse; the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am; and more (51:00). Finally Bill talks with ESPN’s Seth Wickersham about the aftermath of Tom Brady’s departure from the Patriots, the events leading up to his decision to ...more

  • Super Bowl Lessons and Super-duper-star Steph 2.0 With Kevin Clark and Logan Murdock

    Feb 10 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the Buccaneers' Super Bowl victory, Tampa Bay’s coaching, upcoming free agents, the NFL salary cap, the QB carousel, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Logan Murdock about Steph Curry, Logan’s time covering the Kevin Durant Warriors, the Warriors' playoff chances this year, and more (45:30). Finally, Kevin Clark rejoins the podcast to discuss Boxing and MMA (1:25:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoi...more

  • All Hail Tompa Bay, Plus 2022 Best NFL Bets With Cousin Sal

    Feb 08 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' victory over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl win, what went wrong for the Chiefs, review the prop bets, odds for next year’s Super Bowl champion, Parent Corner, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Case for Tompa and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager. Plus: Casey Affleck on Sports Movies.

    Feb 05 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Fox and NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the looming QB carousel in the NFL, a Super Bowl preview, and Bill’s Million-Dollar NFL Picks for Super Bowl LV (3:00). Then Bill talks with actor Casey Affleck about some of his films including ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,’ ‘Gone Baby Gone,’ ‘To Die For,’ his new film ‘Our Friend,’ and more. They also discuss their favorite sports movies (1:09:00). Learn mo...more

  • Brooklyn Bliss, Draymond’s Dip, and CJ McCollum Stops By

    Feb 03 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Nets’ win over the Clippers and the Warriors’ loss to the Celtics (2:30) before talking with Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum about his tenure in Portland, bonding with Damian Lillard, the positive impact of Portland’s many playoff appearances, the oddity of the NBA bubble, McCollum’s injury, NBA media, and more (28:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best Super Bowl Props, Plus Sal-a-Palooza 2021 With Cousin Sal and Surprise Guests

    Feb 01 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and an assortment of surprise guests to discuss Super Bowl prop bets, tell stories, and celebrate Sal’s new book.'You Can't Lose Them All: Tales of a Degenerate Gambler and His Ridiculous Friends' by Sal Iacono Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best Beal Trades, the GameStop Scandal, and Super Bowl Talk With Joe House, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Jamal Adams

    Jan 29 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss potential trades for Bradley Beal in the wake of what is shaping up to be a dismal season for the Washington Wizards (3:00). Then Bill is joined by Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times and CNBC to discuss GameStop's surging stock prices, Wall Street's panic, trading freezes, and more (50:00). Finally Bill talks to Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams about his NFL idols, how defensive play has evolved with NFL rule changes, pl...more

  • Best NBA Unicorns, Plus Sports Card Boom 3.0 With Kevin O’Connor and Mike Gioseffi

    Jan 27 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss NBA "unicorns" past and present, as well as the unusually high number of unicorns in today's NBA, including LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Nikola Jokic, and Luka Doncic (2:30). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Mike Gioseffi to discuss the sports card market's historical ebbs and flows, the impact of auction sites like eBay in the early 2000s, as well as today's increasing demand for football and ba...more

  • The Mahomes-Brady Bowl, Conflicted Pats Fans, and Playoff Rodgers With Cousin Sal

    Jan 25 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' win over the Packers in Lambeau Field, sending Tom Brady to his 10th Super Bowl; as well as the Chiefs' victory over the Bills, which secured their second-straight Super Bowl appearance. They Guess the Line for Super Bowl LV and discuss their playoff bets and Sal’s book releasing on Tuesday, followed by Parent Corner (2:00). Then in an excerpt from the Ringer NBA Show’s ‘The Answer,’ Bill and Chris Ryan discuss early-se...more

  • Jimmy Kimmel, Plus Red-Hot Million Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    Jan 22 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jimmy Kimmel to discuss Cousin Sal’s new book, ‘You Can't Lose Them All: Tales of a Degenerate Gambler and His Ridiculous Friends,’ what the end of the Trump presidency means for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ how ‘SNL’ might address the Biden administration, the greatest pranks from Jimmy's show, and more (2:20). Then Bill talks with Fox and NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about Packers-Buccaneers and Chiefs-Bills before giving out his Million-Dollar Picks for the NFL...more

  • Brooklyn’s Ceiling, Brady vs. Boston Fans, 'The Bachelor,' and Taylor Swift With Jackie MacMullan and Nora Princiotti

    Jan 19 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Kevin Durant–James Harden combo for the Nets, the Nets’ exciting win over the Bucks, “hopeless” NBA teams in a shortened season, fake NBA trades, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Nora Princiotti about Tom Brady and the Buccaneers heading to Lambeau Field to face the Packers in the NFC championship game and possible trades for Deshaun Watson (1:11:00), before discussing the new season of ‘The Bachelor’ and Ta...more

  • The Henne Game, Brady Over Brees, Most Fun Super Bowl Possibilities, and Round 3 Lines With Cousin Sal

    Jan 18 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the nail-biter between the Chiefs and the Browns, the Buccaneers' win over the Saints, Ravens-Bills, and Packers-Rams (2:00), before guessing the lines for the conference championship games (51:00). Then they discuss the “most fun” Super Bowl matchup (1:00:30), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:11:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Harden Trade 2.0, Brady’s Big Chance, and NFL Playoff Picks With Peter Schrager

    Jan 15 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some more thoughts one day removed from the James Harden trade (2:00) before talking with Fox and NFL Network's Peter Schrager about all four upcoming NFL divisional-round playoff games (26:00). Then Bill shares his Million-Dollar Picks for the divisional round (1:17:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • LeBron’s MVP Run, LaMelo’s Leap, Steph’s F.U. Tour, and the NBA's COVID Issues With Ryen Russillo

    Jan 12 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about the NBA board of governors meeting to discuss COVID-19 protocols (2:00) before evaluating LeBron's case for MVP (20:30), speculating on which teams may come out of the Western Conference (36:30), breaking down NBA rookies (1:16:30), ranking the Top 6 NBA League Pass teams (1:45:00), and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Browns Fever, Lamar’s Revenge, the Sleeper Rams, and Round 2 Lines With Cousin Sal

    Jan 11 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss all six wild-card games (2:00) before guessing the lines for Round 2 of the NFL playoffs (59:00). They close the show with Parent Corner (1:11:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Resurgent Knicks and NFL Playoff Picks With Mike Breen and Peter Schrager

    Jan 08 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by broadcaster Mike Breen to talk about an optimistic start to the Knicks season, tales from the broadcast booth, and more (3:30). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network about Bill’s NFL Playoff Gambling Manifesto and to preview all the wild-card games, before Bill gives out his Million Dollar NFL Picks (44:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NFL Playoff Sleepers and 'Cobra Kai' Season 3 With Warren Sharp and Shea Serrano

    Jan 06 2021

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Warren Sharp of 'The Ringer NFL Show' to discuss the AFC and NFC wild-card matchups, playoff sleepers, future bets, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Shea Serrano about 'Cobra Kai' Season 3, some callbacks to the 'Karate Kid' universe, Season 4 predictions, and more (1:11:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Philly’s Disgrace, Buffalo’s Ceiling, and Round 1 Playoff Lines With Cousin Sal

    Jan 04 2021

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles’ puzzling loss to the Washington Football Team, the Dolphins’ loss to the Bills, the Browns finally making the playoffs after beating the Steelers, Packers-Bears, the Titans’ field-goal win over the Texans, and more (2:00) before guessing the NFL lines for the wild-card round of the playoffs (44:00). They close the show with Parent Corner (1:15:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Bucs-Bills Super Bowl, Week 17 Bets, and 2020 Teen Culture Awards With Peter Schrager and Zoe Simmons

    Dec 31 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Fox and NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss NFC championship odds, the most fun playoff scenarios, the upcoming NFL coaching carousel, and more (3:00). Then Bill gives out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 17 (32:00) and is joined by his daughter, Zoe, for the inaugural Year-End Teen Culture Awards (1:02:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Week 1 NBA Notes. Plus, NBA Then and Now With Jackie MacMullan and Bob Ryan

    Dec 30 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some thoughts from Week 1 of the 2020-21 NBA season (2:00), before talking with sports media legends Jackie MacMullan and Bob Ryan to discuss NBA stories ranging from the 1960s up until today. They also discuss tweaks to this NBA season, including travel and the shortened schedule, the James Harden sweepstakes, and more (27:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Dallas Ain’t Dead! Plus: MVP Rodgers, Tua Troubles, Goff Flops and Playoff Scenarios With Cousin Sal

    Dec 28 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the many different NFL playoffs scenarios that could lie ahead, as well as some Week 16 games, including the Cowboys' win over the Eagles, the Cardinals falling to the 49ers, Packers-Rams, Dolphins-Raiders, Colts-Steelers, and more (2:15). Then they Guess the NFL Lines for Week 17 (48:00), followed by Parent Corner (1:25:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • William Zabka on 'Cobra Kai,' and a 2020 Sports Repodders Recap With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay

    Dec 25 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some early NBA reactions before giving out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 16 (3:00), before he is joined by actor William Zabka to discuss Season 3 of ‘Cobra Kai.’ They talk about making the platform switch to Netflix, successfully rebooting a classic franchise, Zabka’s character (Johnny Lawrence) switching from antagonist in the film franchise to protagonist in the TV show, Season 3 excitement, and more (23:00). Finally Bill talks with The Ringer’s Bryan ...more

  • The 2021 NBA Over/Under Mega Preview With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    Dec 22 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House on the eve of the 2020-21 NBA season for the annual NBA over/unders podcast. They make their picks for win totals in both the Eastern (2:00) and Western conferences (1:30:00), MVP, rookie of the year, most-improved candidates, and more! (2:52:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Jets Win! (No!!!) Plus: MVP Watch, Hurts vs. Murray, and the Parlay Murderer With Cousin Sal and Sean Fennessey

    Dec 21 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Sean Fennessey to briefly discuss the Jets' win over the Rams, possibly ruining their "Tank for Trevor" campaign (2:30) before Bill and Sal recap the rest of NFL Week 15, including: Jalen Hurts's impressive showing in the Eagles' loss to the Cardinals, 49ers-Cowboys, the Chiefs' win over the Saints, Patriots-Dolphins, the MVP discussion, an early look at the playoff picture, cross-off teams, and more (26:00). Then they guess the NFL lines for...more

  • The Future of Sports With Barack Obama and Bakari Sellers. Plus, Million Dollar Picks Week 15.

    Dec 17 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bakari Sellers and 44th president of the United States Barack Obama to discuss conferring with NBA players in the Orlando bubble during the wildcat strike, athletes pushing for social change, how different leagues, including the NBA, WNBA, MLB, NFL, and NCAA, responded to the coronavirus pandemic, whether college athletes should be paid, the Mount Rushmore of sports, being a dad in quarantine, his new book, ‘A Promised Land,’ the tumultuous first few months...more

  • Giannis Stays! Plus: Mark Cuban on Luka’s Ceiling, NBA Bubble Lessons, and Dirk as Dallas’s Sports GOAT.

    Dec 15 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Giannis's signing the supermax contract to stay in Milwaukee, and all the winners (there's more than you'd think) that result (2:30). Then, he talks to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the NBA season starting in just a week, lessons learned from the NBA bubble's success, changing NBA policy, taking over the Mavericks in 2000, adopting advanced metrics, Dirk Nowitzki's career as a lifelong Maverick, Luka Doncic, and more (21:00). Learn more ...more

  • Bills vs. Steelers, Hurts vs. Wentz, Tua vs. Mahomes, and the First Puppy Weekend With Cousin Sal

    Dec 14 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Bills' win over the Steelers that shook up the AFC playoffs standings, the Chiefs' win over the Dolphins, Cardinals-Giants, Saints-Eagles, Philadelphia's QB situation, Falcons-Chargers, Texans-Bears, cross-off teams, and more (2:00). Then they Guess the Lines for Week 15 (53:00) and close the show with Parent Corner (1:18:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Unhappy NBA Star Era, 2020 New York Sports, and MTV’s 'The Challenge' With John Jastremski and Dave Jacoby

    Dec 09 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on James Harden wanting out of Houston, as well as some history behind the unhappy NBA star era (2:30), before talking to John Jastremski from WFAN radio about the current state of New York pro sports (34:00). Finally Bill talks with his old pal David Jacoby about the new season of MTV’s 'The Challenge: Double Agents.' They break down the competitors into tiers as they gear up for the new season (1:24:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podc...more

  • The Bizarro Browns, Frisky Giants, Zombie Pats, and Bad-News Jets With Cousin Sal

    Dec 07 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Browns’ decisive win over the Titans, the Broncos losing a close game to the Chiefs, Rams-Cardinals, the Jets barely keeping their 0-16 season intact vs. the Raiders, the Patriots' blowout win vs. the Chargers, cross-off teams, and more (4:00). Then they Guess the Lines for Week 14 (55:00) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:24:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Harden’s Next Team, Westbrook the Wizard, and Pittsburgh’s 19-0 Quest With Joe House and Ryan Shazier

    Dec 04 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on James Harden's next team, the only two serious contenders in the Harden sweepstakes, and how the deal can get done (3:00). Then Bill talks with Joe House about the Russell Westbrook–John Wall trade, how Westbrook upgrades the Wizards, what John Wall meant to the DMV area, and more (21:00). Finally, Bill is joined by Ryan Shazier to discuss the 11-0 Pittsburgh Steelers, linebacker Bud Dupree's season-ending injury, a behind-the-scenes look at head ...more

  • Tony Kornheiser and Dave Chang

    Dec 02 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser to discuss the NFL’s approach to dealing with COVID-19, the evolution of sports coverage, 20 years of ‘Pardon the Interruption,’ Patrick Mahomes, baseball’s shrinking national interest, golf, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with chef and media mogul Dave Chang, who just became the first celebrity to win ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.’ They discuss the million-dollar question; Dave's help from Mina Kimes and Alan Yang; the Southern S...more

  • NFL COVID Woes, Giants Fever, Tyson-Jones, and Thanksgiving Shenanigans With Cousin Sal

    Nov 30 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Saints' win over the QB-less Broncos, the Falcons' shellacking of the Raiders, the Rams' loss to the 49ers, plus Chiefs-Buccaneers, Chargers-Dolphins, Patriots-Cardinals, NFC East–watch, and more (3:00). They discuss the Mike Tyson–Roy Jones Jr. and Jake Paul–Nate Robinson boxing matches (38:00), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 13 (49:00). Then they close the show with Parent Corner (1:10:00). Learn more about your ad choice...more

  • Brady’s Troubles + Herbert’s Ascent With Tony Romo. Plus the John Belushi doc With Jim Miller.

    Nov 27 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Tony Romo to discuss his post-NFL career, Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, how limited fan attendance can work to a defense’s advantage, Tua Tagovailoa, Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, Patrick Mahomes, Super Bowl sleepers, Golf, and more (2:00). Then Bill gives out his Million Dollar NFL Picks (56:00); Before talking with author James Andrew Miller about the Showtime documentary ’Belushi’, the copious amount of never before seen photos, letters, and videos, John Belu...more

  • Did the Lakers Scare Everyone Away? Was Detroit Drunk? Plus, More NBA Questions With Jackie MacMullan

    Nov 24 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss a whirlwind of NBA free-agency moves and trades as they look ahead to the rapidly approaching NBA season (3:00). Then Bill gives out his Million-Dollar NFL Picks for the Thanksgiving games (1:30:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Hayward Flees Boston, MVP Mahomes, the NFC Least and #FreeHerbert With Cousin Sal

    Nov 23 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Gordon Hayward turning down his $34 million player option to become a free agent, ultimately ending up on the Charlotte Hornets (2:00). Then Bill is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chiefs' comeback win over the Raiders and Patrick Mahomes’s ironclad case for MVP. They also cover the Dolphins’ flop against the Broncos, Joe Burrow’s season-ending injury, an ugly Browns win over the Eagles, plus Packers-Colts, Saints-Falcons, Vikings-Cowboys, the...more

  • The Unlucky Warriors, Harden’s Next Move and the Semi-Resurgent Pats With Kevin O’Connor and Nora Princiotti

    Nov 20 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss Klay Thompson's season-ending injury, an open NBA investigation involving the Bucks-Kings trade, Gordon Hayward opting out of his contract with the Celtics, post–NBA draft thoughts, Harden trade rumors, and more. (2:00). Then Bill talks with Nora Princiotti about salvaging this Patriots season, Tua Tagovailoa, the superb coaching of Miami head coach Brian Flores, Coach of the Year candidates, and more (56:00) before Bill gives out ...more

  • The Harden Dilemma 2.0, Milwaukee’s Big Move, and CP3 to Phoenix With Raja Bell and Ryen Russillo

    Nov 17 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Raja Bell to discuss James Harden’s desire to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets (2:00). Then, Bill and Ryen talk about the Bucks acquiring Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic, the Suns trading for Chris Paul, the Warriors' path to continued success, Boston's Gordon Hayward dilemma, and more (30:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Hail Murray, Harden to Brooklyn (?), Heart Attack QBs, and the Zombie Pats With Cousin Sal

    Nov 16 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to briefly discuss rumors of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets before talking about the Patriots' win over the Ravens during a downpour in Foxborough. They also discuss the Browns win vs. the Texans and the return of Nick Chubb; the Cardinals' Hail Mary win over the Bills and Kyler Murray’s case for MVP; as well as Dolphins-Chargers, Rams-Seahawks, and more (3:00). They end with Guess the Lines for NFL Week 11 (50:00) and Parent Corner (1:29:00)....more

  • Westbrook Trades, NFL Playoff Futures and RIP Alex Trebek With Kevin Clark and Claire McNear

    Nov 13 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his NBA predictions (3:00). Then he is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the NFC and NFL playoff odds before giving out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 10 (26:00). Finally Bill talks with Claire McNear about the recent death of legendary 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek, her new book, 'Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!,' researching for the book, and more (1:32:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit pod...more

  • Tommy Heinsohn Memories and Fantasy Football Half-Season MVPs with Bill’s Dad and Matthew Berry

    Nov 11 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his dad to remember the late Tommy Heinsohn (3:00) before he is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry to take a look at the fantasy football season including boom and busts, fantasy MVP candidates, fantasy playoff waiver pickups, and more (38:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tua!!! Plus: Tampa’s No-Show, the Weirdo NFC + 2020 Election Bad Beats With Cousin Sal and Joe House

    Nov 09 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to discuss NFL Week 9, including an electrifying battle between Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray in the Dolphins' win over the Cardinals, Colts-Ravens, the Buccaneers getting steamrolled by the Saints, another gritty Chargers loss against the Raiders, Panthers-Chiefs, and more (3:00). Then Bill and Sal guess the NFL lines for Week 10 (44:00), which is followed by Parent Corner (1:17:00). Then House rejoins the group to discuss the ga...more

  • Burrow vs. Herbert, Ravens Concerns, Seattle’s Ceiling, and Trump’s Big Meltdown With Mina Kimes and JackO

    Nov 06 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes to discuss rookie QBs Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Tua Tagovailoa; run through Bill's NFL QB tiers; and make some Million-Dollar NFL Picks (2:30) before talking with JackO about the 2020 presidential election and the turbulent vote-counting process following Election Day (1:03:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The NBA’s Murky Future and Best Streaming TV/Movies With Ryen Russillo and Wesley Morris

    Nov 04 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the looming start date for the 2020-21 NBA season, the possibility of rewriting the CBA, the upcoming NBA draft, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Wesley Morris of The New York Times about some new TV shows and movies, including Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’; HBO’s ‘The Undoing,’ ‘On the Rocks’ starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray, Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’; and Hulu’s horror-comedy ‘Bad Hair’ (1:10:00). Lea...more

  • The 7-0 (?!?) Steelers, Shakiest Good QBs, Mid-Season MVPs & the Sleeper Dolphins With Cousin Sal

    Nov 02 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss NFL Week 8, including the Steelers winning another intense showdown with the Ravens, Dalvin Cook and the Vikings running over the Packers, Bengals-Titans, Cam Newton’s crunch-time fumble in the Patriots' loss to the Bills, Eagles-Cowboys, Rams-Dolphins, another crushing Chargers loss, mid-season MVPs, and more (2:00), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 9 (57:00). They close out the show with Parent Corner (1:23:00). Learn more abou...more

  • Dork Elvis to Philly, Shorting the Pats, Masters Odds, and 2020 Election Guesses With Joe House, Bakari Sellers, and Harry Enten

    Oct 30 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Daryl Morey becoming the new president of basketball operations for the 76ers, how he'll pair with new head coach Doc Rivers, and trade speculations (2:00) before talking gambling odds for the upcoming Masters Tournament and Bill's Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 8 (28:00). Then Bill talks with CNN's Bakari Sellers and Harry Enten about the upcoming elections (1:13:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoi...more

  • The Blake Snell WTF Game, Mookie’s Second Title, and NBA Draft Trades With CC Sabathia and Kevin O’Connor

    Oct 28 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by CC Sabathia to talk about the Dodgers winning the World Series. They discuss Kevin Cash's controversial decision to pull Blake Snell, the electric energy Mookie Betts brought to the Dodgers, Kershaw finally getting to relax, the success of the shortened MLB playoff schedule, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with Kevin O'Connor about the upcoming NBA draft, the short offseason, teams that may be inclined to trade up, the lack of consensus for the top prospec...more

  • Kyler vs. Russ, Rookie QB Stars, Pittsburgh’s Ceiling, and the Putrid Pats With Cousin Sal

    Oct 26 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss what's shaping up to be an exciting World Series, before recapping some NFL Week 7 games, including the Cardinals' overtime win against the Seahawks, Browns-Bengals, another painful Falcons loss, another Patriots flop, AFC/NFC power rankings, the sad state of the Cowboys, Titans-Steelers, Tom Brady hanging four TDs on the Raiders, and more (2:00). They finish by guessing the NFL lines for Week 8 (48:00). Learn more about your ad choice...more

  • Best NFL Teams, Football GOATs, and Week 7 Picks With Howie Long and Peter Schrager

    Oct 23 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Super Bowl champion and longtime NFL analyst Howie Long to discuss Tom Brady's Buccaneers finding their equilibrium, Dak Prescott's injury, top NFL defenses, the perplexing Packers, a competitive AFC East, various football GOATs, old-school NFL stories, the chemistry of the Fox NFL Sunday crew, his post-football movie career, and more (1:00). Then Bill talks with Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network about some NFL predictions, including LeVeon Bell'...more

  • Beating the Lakers, Rondo’s Revival, Atlanta’s Sports Torture, and Trump’s Last Stand With Jackie MacMullan, Rembert Browne, and JackO

    Oct 21 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the looming start date of the 2020-21 NBA season, the value of lottery draft picks in this year's NBA draft, offseason player movement, how teams should look to combat the Lakers' size, and more. Then Bill talks with Rembert Browne about yet another Atlanta sports heartbreak after the Braves' loss to the Dodgers in the NLCS, and Rembert shares his theory on why Atlanta may have a sports curse. Finally Bill talks with his buddy Ja...more

  • Tampa Bay's 2020 Takeover, New Gambling Rules, the Hopeless Jets, and Mookie's Moment With Cousin Sal

    Oct 19 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk about the L.A. Dodgers winning the NLCS vs. the Atlanta Braves, a Dodgers-Rays World Series, and more. Then they discuss NFL Week 6 games, including the Buccaneers rolling over the Packers, the Patriots losing to the Broncos despite Cam Newton's return, the Titans' overtime win vs. the Texans, the Falcons getting their first win of the season vs. the Vikings, Giants-Washington, and more, before guessing the NFL lines for Week 7. They then...more

  • Deep Thoughts w/ Russell Wilson, Plus Daryl Morey’s Exit, NFL Picks + Cooper Raiff of ‘Sh*thouse’

    Oct 16 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some thoughts on Daryl Morey's resignation from the Rockets, before he is joined by Super Bowl champion and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to discuss the nail-biter Seahawks-Patriots games in recent years, his rookie season, ‘The Legion of Boom,’ the importance of mental performance, the immense potential of DK Metcalf, joining the “Madden 99 Club,” Seattle sports legends, Russell’s new podcast, ‘DangerTalk With Russell Wilson,’ and more. Then Bill gives out ...more

  • Lakers/LeBron/Bubble Stories with Jared Dudley and Ryen Russillo. Plus a 2021 NBA Free Agency Primer

    Oct 14 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and 2020 NBA champion Jared Dudley to discuss the Lakers' title win, how it felt to leave the NBA bubble, LeBron stories, appreciating Rajon Rondo, the anticlimactic Battle for L.A., young NBA talent, and more. Then Bill and Ryen speculate about 2021 NBA free agency, what teams will have to do to combat the defending NBA champions, Finals media coverage, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bubble King James, Dak Goes Down, NBA 2021 Futures, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House

    Oct 12 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to discuss the Lakers' 2020 NBA Finals victory, another boost to the LeBron James legacy, NBA 2021 title odds, the official success of the NBA playoff bubble, and more. Next they react to the Week 5 slate of NFL games, including the Cowboys' win over the Giants and Dak Prescott's serious injury, the Chiefs' first loss of the season to the Raiders, Eagles-Steelers, Colts-Browns, the Atlanta Falcons firing head coach Dan Quinn, COVID-...more

  • NBA Mount GOATmore and Best 21st-Century Teams With Zach Lowe, Plus Brady’s Brainfart and Million Dollar Picks

    Oct 09 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to talk about the Heat-Lakers NBA Finals series and the upcoming Game 5, speculate about Finals MVP, perhaps end the NBA GOAT debate once and for all, and play out an eight-seed "21st-Century NBA Championship Team" tournament. Finally, Bill shares some thoughts on the Buccaneers' loss to the Bears in which Tom Brady forgot what down it was during the final drive and gives his Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 5. Learn more about your ad cho...more

  • A 12th L.A. Lakers Title and Remembering Eddie Van Halen with Ryen Russillo and Chuck Klosterman

    Oct 07 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss a hard-fought Lakers win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the Lakers' role players stepping up, Jimmy Butler’s ascension to a “top-10 guy,” superb defensive play by Anthony Davis, LeBron’s command of the series and what a fourth NBA title will do for his legacy, Anthony Davis contract speculation, and more. Then Bill is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to remember the late Eddie Van Halen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcas...more

  • Butler Saves Miami, Fantasy F.B. In Flux, The NFC Least & Quarter-Season MVP’s with The Cousin Sal

    Oct 05 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Jimmy Butler willing the Heat to a win over the Lakers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. They also recap NFL Week 4, including the Cowboys' 49-38 loss to the Browns, Panthers-Cardinals, Joe Burrow vs. “the spread,” Bills-Raiders, Giants-Rams, Tom Brady throwing five TDs in a win over the Chargers, Bears-Colts, and more before guessing the NFL lines for Week 5. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Cruising Lakers, Heat Culture, Lamar’s Kryptonite, and Tampa’s Gambling Hook With Jon “Stugotz” Weiner, Mallory Rubin, Nora Princiotti, and Joe House

    Oct 02 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Stugotz of 'The Dan Le Batard Show' to discuss the Miami Heat’s rough start to the NBA Finals, the Heat’s depleted roster, Finals MVP speculation, the city of Miami’s relationship with LeBron James, another sad NY Jets season, and more. Then Bill brings in Joe House to make some NFL Million Dollar Picks. Finally, Bill talks with The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Nora Princiotti about the NFL season, including the Ravens' struggles against the Chiefs las...more

  • Miami’s Upset Potential, Clippers Chaos, the Villainous Astros, and MLB Bubble Playoff Picks With Jackie MacMullan and CC Sabathia

    Sep 30 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his NBA Finals pick (2:20) before he's joined by renowned sports journalist Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Clippers and Doc Rivers parting ways, the Clippers' playoffs collapse, the Celtics' playoffs exit, enticing NBA Finals story lines, and more (6:00). Then Bill talks with World Series champion CC Sabathia about the MLB playoffs, the New York Yankees taking care of business against the Cleveland Indians, World Series predictions, the age-old question of restr...more

  • Miami vs. LeBron, Trubisky’s Farewell, a Pissed-Off Rodgers and Lots of Falcon Poop with Cousin Sal

    Sep 28 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Celtics getting bounced out of the playoffs, a Heat-Lakers NBA Finals, finals gambling odds, and more (2:03). Then they discuss Sunday's NFL slate, including the Saints' loss to the Packers, the Patriots pulling out a win over the Raiders, the 3-0 Chicago Bears, Bills-Rams, Cowboys-Seahawks, the disappointing Eagles-Bengals tie, Lions-Cardinals, and more (14:08). They then guess the NFL lines for Week 4 (57:05) and share another ed...more

  • LeBron 4.0, Miami’s Herro Complex, Harden for Embiid (?) Plus Week 3 NFL Picks with Ryen Russillo

    Sep 25 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Lakers win over the Nuggets in game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, officiating LeBron James, the Celtics struggling vs the Heat's zone defense, a defining moment for Tyler Herro, James Harden trade rumors and more (2:29). Finally Bill bounces his Million Dollar NFL Picks off of Ryen (1:26:00).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The LeBron-Davis Tandem, Denver’s Big Rally, Desus & Mero, and Jeff Daniels

    Sep 23 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Nuggets' comeback win in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals vs. the Lakers, as well as the player combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis and where it ranks among the historic NBA duos (3:04). Then he is joined by Showtime’s Desus Nice and The Kid Mero to discuss NYC during the pandemic; New York sports; the NBA playoffs; MLB, adjusting to doing ‘Desus & Mero’ from home; interviewing late-night icon David Letterman; their new bo...more

  • Russ vs. Cam, Atlanta’s Pain, Murray’s Leap, the Annoying Lakers, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    Sep 21 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a nail-biter between the Seahawks and the Patriots, a miracle comeback by the Cowboys against the Falcons, the Chief’s overtime win vs. the Chargers led by rookie QB Justin Herbert, an injury-plagued NFL Sunday, another Vikings collapse, Buccaneers-Panthers, the 2-0 Chicago Bears, cross-off teams, and more (2:30), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 3 (56:18). Then they briefly discuss the NBA conference finals (1:21:35), before clo...more

  • Boston’s Flop, Riley’s Genius and Denver’s Cinderella Story with Jackie MacMullan, Plus Shorting the Jets

    Sep 18 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by sports media legend Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Heat winning another close Eastern Conference finals game against the Celtics to bring the series to 2-0, the construction of the Miami Heat, the tenacious Denver Nuggets, the brilliance of Nikola Jokic, where the Clippers went wrong, how the 2020 NBA playoffs will be viewed historically, sports reporting in 2020, Jackie's advice to young journalists, and more (3:40). Then Bill gives out some Million Dolla...more

  • The Great Jokic, a Total Clipocalypse, Panic Trades, and Kemba Search Parties with Ryen Russillo

    Sep 16 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers collapse in game seven of of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Nuggets, where this game ranks among historic playoff collapses, how the Nuggets match up with the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, panic Clippers trades and more (2:55). Then Bill and Ryen talk about the Heat beating the Celtics in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, what Rockets should do next, and more (1:20:40). Learn more about yo...more

  • Cam Thrives, Brady Flounders, Best NFL Overreactions, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    Sep 14 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' gut-wrenching loss to the Rams, no-fan football, trouble in Tompa Bay, gambling disasters, the Bears' comeback win, Cam Newton's Patriots debut, the savvy Cardinals, and more (1:55), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 2 (54:48). Finally, Bill and Sal close out with another edition of Parent Corner (1:24:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Scarier Chiefs, Week 1 NFL Picks, Kyle “The Villain” Lowry, and Coach Steve Nash With Raja Bell

    Sep 11 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Lakers-Rockets and the NFL season opener in which the Chiefs rolled the Texans, before kicking off Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (3:35). Then Bill is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the Celtics-Raptors series, Game 6, the Raptors' effective defense, the Heat awaiting their opponent for the Eastern Conference Finals, Brooklyn Nets new head coach Steve Nash, and more (34:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Playoff Rondo, Tompa Bay, NFL Sleepers, and Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal

    Sep 09 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Lakers-Rockets and Celtics-Raptors (2:53) before he is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Bill’s favorite storylines heading into the NFL season (17:22). Then they kick off their FOURTEENTH season of Guess the Lines and guess the NFL lines for Week 1. Finally, Parent Corner returns (1:05:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Giannis Dilemma, Butler’s Alpha Destiny, the Too-Cool Clips, Kyle Lowry, and Homer Corner With Ryen Russillo

    Sep 07 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ playoff turmoil, whether Giannis will re-sign with the Bucks, the Heat’s rising playoffs expectations, Clippers-Nuggets, Raptors-Celtics, Steve Nash as the Nets head coach, Bill’s son Ben’s first-ever fantasy football draft, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Featuring Andre Iguodala, Van Lathan, and Bakari Sellers. Plus: RIP, Tom Seaver.

    Sep 04 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to the Raptors' last-second victory over the Boston Celtics to bring the series to 2-1, as well as the Rockets' Game 7 against the Thunder (1:13). Then Bill is joined by 3x NBA champion and Miami Heat member Andre Iguodala to discuss joining the Heat in February of 2020; playing with teammates like Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo, and Jimmy Butler; the toughest NBA players he ever had to guard; pausing the playoffs and the large player meeting that foll...more

  • Denver Lives, Harden vs. CP3, and Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Football Preview | With Joe House

    Sep 02 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Joe House about the Utah Jazz exiting the NBA playoffs in a Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets, James Harden's "disappearance" during Rockets-Thunder Game 6, and the monumental stakes for Houston in the upcoming Game 7. Plus: Celtics-Raptors, the Heat giving the Bucks trouble, and more (1:25). Then Bill is joined by ESPN's fantasy football guru, Matthew Berry, to gear up for the start of the NFL season. They talk top skill-position players, strategies for snak...more

  • Murray Magic, Boston’s Ceiling, Harden’s Big Chance, and Parent Corner With Ryen Russillo

    Aug 31 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the stunning Jamal Murray performance that has forced a Nuggets-Jazz Game 7, NBA players’ strides in working toward social justice, the Mavericks’ playoff exit on a hopeful note for next season, Lakers Round 2 speculation, broadcast gripes, the Celtics beating the Raptors in Game 1 of the semifinals, Rockets-Thunder, how the Heat match up with the Bucks, a Parent Corner preview, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podc...more

  • Chadwick Boseman (Nov. 2019 Interview)

    Aug 29 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons sat down with actor Chadwick Boseman to talk about sports movies, making biopics, '42,' 'Draft Day,' 'Black Panther,' '21 Bridges,' NFL, NBA, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The NBA Makes History and Discussions With DeRay Mckesson, Chris Mannix, and Chiney Ogwumike

    Aug 28 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by civil rights activist and podcaster DeRay Mckesson to discuss the great strides made by Campaign Zero in police reform, the NBA players’ decision to pause the playoffs in wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, how NBA teams could make the greatest impact in their own cities, and more (5:50). Then Bill talks with Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated and DAZN about journalism and media rules in the NBA bubble, Wednesday's meeting with NBA players and coaches, and...more

  • Clippers Revenge, Houston’s Dilemma, Simmons Trades, and Seth Meyers Returns, With Logan Murdock, Raja Bell, and Jonathan Tjarks

    Aug 26 2020

    The Ringer’s Raja Bell and Logan Murdock react to the Clippers’ merciless win over the Mavericks, some heated exchanges on the court, Paul George’s postgame comments about being “checked out” in the bubble, the Nuggets pulling out a win vs. the Jazz, and more (2:18). Then Bill Simmons talks with The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks about the Thunder-Rockets Round 1 playoff series, what the 76ers should be looking to do next, the Nuggets-Jazz series, 2021 NBA draft prospects, and more (38:35). Finally, B...more

  • Luka Legend, Sorry Sixers, Embiid Trades, and Denver’s Future With Ryen Russillo

    Aug 24 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Luka Doncic and the Mavericks' win over the Clippers, tying the series at 2-2; the 76ers getting swept by the Celtics in another disappointing playoff exit; the Jazz working toward upsetting the Nuggets with another win; Round 2 speculations; teams that should be looking to trade in the offseason; Quarantine Corner; and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Lottery Winners, GSW’s Next Move, Philly’s Slide, Cam Newton and Taylor Swift with Raja Bell, Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo and Nora Princiotti

    Aug 21 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell, Ryen Russillo, and Kevin O’Connor discuss Tuesday first few days of NBA playoff basketball, and some of the top draft prospects, before reacting to the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery (4:35). Then talks with The Ringer’s Nora Princiotti about the approaching 2021 NFL season, how empty NFL stadiums could affect on field play, the “battle” for the Patriots starting QB position, the live music void in the pandemic, music documentaries and more (1:34:15). Lea...more

  • Lakers Panic and NBA Playoff Overreactions With Joe House, Plus Triple H on the WWE’s Crazy 2020

    Aug 19 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House fresh off of the Lakers' Round 1 loss to the Trail Blazers. They also discuss Bucks-Magic, Celtics-76ers, Heat-Pacers, Rockets-Thunder, Game 2 gambling odds, and more (1:55). Then Bill is joined by WWE legend turned executive, "The King of Kings" Triple H to discuss how the WWE adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic so quickly, the impact fans have on pro wrestling, unveiling 'WWE ThunderDome,' working closely with Vince McMahon, searching for the next ...more

  • The 25 Most Intriguing NBA Playoff People With Ryen Russillo

    Aug 17 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the NBA’s delightful play-in game format for the bottom NBA playoff seeds (2:30). Then Bill shares his list of the 25 most intriguing people in the 2020 NBA playoffs (21:03). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Dame vs. Iverson and Embiid’s Inconsistency With Raja Bell, Plus JackO on Altuve, the Yankees, and VP Kamala Harris

    Aug 14 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the ferocity of Damian Lillard’s game, stories from playing with Allen Iverson and Steve Nash, what a Lakers–Trail Blazers Round 1 playoff series would look like, searching for consistency from Joel Embiid, and much more (3:43). Then Bill talks with his buddy JackO about the MLB, Giancarlo Stanton’s recent hamstring injury, Jose Altuve’s hitting slump, the St. Louis Cardinals’ troubles with positive COVID-19 tests, and more. They also d...more

  • A Crazy NFL Season With Kevin Clark, Plus Jim Belushi on Cannabis, SNL, and His Legendary Brother, John

    Aug 12 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss an unprecedented NFL season, the NFL draft, college coaches potentially signing on as consultants, the possibility of regular-season games during the week, a fundamental change to “home-field advantage,” and more (3:05). Then Bill is joined by actor and cannabis farmer Jim Belushi to discuss his new show on Discovery Channel, ‘Growing Belushi,’ as well as Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit that works to secure the release of nonviolen...more

  • Luka vs Larry, No CFB, Another "Next Tiger," and Dame vs. PG With Ryen Russillo

    Aug 10 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the increasingly grim outlook for college football in 2020 (2:20) and Collin Morikawa winning the PGA championship (18:10). They also discuss the excellent play of Luka Doncic, the red-hot Phoenix Suns, the unlucky 76ers, the Pelicans' breakdown, the Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard’s comments toward Paul George and Patrick Beverley, and more (35:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Blazermania, the Snakebit Sixers, PGA Championship Notes With Joe House, Plus: Hannibal Buress

    Aug 07 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the surging Trail Blazers, who beat the Nuggets and Rockets in their last two games. They also discuss “wild-card guys,” including Michael Porter Jr., Fred VanVleet, Zach Collins, and Deandre Ayton; the disappointing Mavericks; the PGA Championship in San Francisco; and more (2:15). Finally Bill talks with comedian and actor Hannibal Buress about his new comedy special ‘Miami Nights,’ his decision to release it on YouTube, Bill's and Ha...more

  • Steve Kerr on Bubble Ball, Golden State’s Gap Year, and ‘The Last Dance.’ Plus: Nathan Hubbard on Golf and Taylor Swift.

    Aug 05 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with Warriors head coach Steve Kerr about the NBA restart, the evolution of basketball, the Warriors' (much needed) break from the NBA playoffs, scouting for the NBA draft during the pandemic, the NBA’s focus on social justice, reminiscing on his time with the Chicago Bulls after watching ‘The Last Dance,’ and more (5:00). Then Bill is joined by Nathan Hubbard to discuss the PGA Tour and the upcoming PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, as well a...more

  • Bubble Basketball Revelations, Houston and OKC As Sleepers, and Philly Frustrations With Ryen Russillo

    Aug 03 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons reunites with Ryen Russillo to talk NBA bubble basketball! They share some of the notable differences between traditional NBA games and bubble games; discuss Rockets-Bucks, Celtics–Trail Blazers, Pacers-76ers, and Lakers-Raptors; and answer the question "Who is the third-best team in the West?" Plus: the wild-card 76ers, the most fun playoffs matchups, sleeper teams, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Memorable NBA Reopening, Plus: Talking NFL With Kyle Brandt

    Jul 31 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the NBA restart, including Lakers-Clippers, Pelicans-Jazz, the NBA broadcast, NBA awards, and more (4:40). Next he talks with NFL Network's Kyle Brandt about his new Ringer podcast '10 Questions With Kyle Brandt,' the seemingly precarious 2020 NFL season, Brandt's time on 'The Real World: Chicago,' the golden age of MTV's 'The Challenge,' the evolution of reality TV, his recent two-hour interview with Aaron Rodgers, nostalgic NFL talk, and more (3...more

  • MLB’s Struggles, NBA Asterisks With CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco, and Jason Gay on Pandemic Parenting and Regis Philbin

    Jul 29 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco of the ‘R2C2’ podcast to discuss MLB's shaky start to the season with multiple Miami Marlins players testing positive for COVID-19, how some of the concerns surrounding baseball can also be applied to the NFL, getting ready for the NBA restart, sports broadcasts during the pandemic, Ryan and CC’s dream podcast guests, and more (2:10). Then Bill talks with Jason Gay of The Wall Street Journal about some of the challenges the NFL w...more

  • The Sleeper Blazers, Best NBA Futures, and LeBron’s Goofy MVP Bandwagon With Cousin Sal and Joe House

    Jul 24 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to preview the upcoming NBA season including NBA MVP, playoff seeding odds, underdogs to win the title, pandemic-specific prop bets, and championship favorites. Later, they get into the upcoming golf majors and break down their favorite players before closing the show with a new edition of Parent Corner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • ‘Palm Springs,’ ‘SNL,’ and "I’m on a Boat" With Andy Samberg, Plus ‘Almost Famous’ With Jim Miller

    Jul 22 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by actor, comedian, and writer Andy Samberg to talk about his new movie ‘Palm Springs’ on Hulu, his time on ‘SNL,’ and the role YouTube played in The Lonely Island’s success. Later they talk about scary movies, Andy’s Bay Area sports allegiance, video games, and quarantine (3:02). Then Bill is joined by journalist James Andrew Miller to talk about the sixth chapter in his podcast ‘Origins: Almost Famous Turns Twenty,’ including behind-the-scenes stories, casti...more

  • Enes Kanter and Johnny Bananas

    Jul 17 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter to talk about the upcoming 2020 Celtics postseason, the Westbrook-Durant era in Oklahoma City, and his time on the Knicks and Trail Blazers (3:10) Later, Kanter opens up about fighting for freedom, democracy, and human rights in Turkey (49:55). Then Johnny Bananas joins the show fresh off establishing his legacy as 'The Challenge' GOAT after winning 'The Challenge: Madness.' They discuss this past season, conspiracy theorie...more

  • Inside the NBA Bubble, KD & LeBron, ‘Showbiz Kids’ and River Phoenix With Chris Haynes and Alex Winter

    Jul 14 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Yahoo senior NBA reporter Chris Haynes from inside the NBA bubble in Orlando to give us the scoop on how things are going. They discuss how the league has been administering the quarantine inside the bubble, why players decided it was in their best interest to play, Chris’s start in journalism, and covering the Cavaliers and Warriors during their rivalry (3:15). Then Bill talks with the director of the new HBO documentary ‘Showbiz Kids,’ Alex Winter, about ...more

  • A Patriots Makeover, 'Unsolved Mysteries,' MLB Foibles and 'The OC' With Mina Kimes, JackO, and Peter Gallagher

    Jul 10 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Mina Kimes to discuss a new look for the Patriots with Cam Newton at the helm, some teams that probably should have tried to sign Newton, great NFL head coaches, uncertainty surrounding the 2020-21 NFL season, and more (2:54). Then Bill talks with his old friend JackO to discuss the MLB’s plans for a shortened 2020-21 season, the gripping reboot of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ on Netflix, and more (39:54). Finally Bill talks with actor Peter Gallagher about ...more

  • The NBA’s Risky Restart and Quibi’s Struggles, With Shams Charania and Matthew Belloni

    Jul 08 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA insider Shams Charania to discuss the NBA restart, its implications for the 2021 salary cap, journalism in the Orlando bubble, and more (4:17). Then Bill talks with former editor in chief of The Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Belloni, about the short-form video platform Quibi, some of its missteps, and ways it could rally back (54:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kenny Smith and Will Ferrell

    Jul 01 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by two-time NBA champion and sports commentator Kenny "The Jet" Smith to discuss what makes 'Inside the NBA' so authentic, stories from the 1994 and 1995 Finals runs, Hakeem Olajuwon, ESPN's 'The Last Dance,' and more (3:10). Next, Bill talks with actor, producer, and writer Will Ferrell about quarantine family time; youth soccer; HBO's 'Succession'; LAFC; his new Netflix film, 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga'; and more (48:05)! Learn more abo...more

  • Cam to the Pats, 'The Decision,' and the 2010 Redraftables With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 29 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Patriots signing QB Cam Newton to a one-year deal (2:09) before revisiting a defining moment in 2010: LeBron James and ‘The Decision’ (50:56). Finally they look at the 2010 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks (1:16:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Talking Movies With Don Cheadle and Rob Lowe

    Jun 26 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by actor Don Cheadle to discuss some of his iconic films, including 'Boogie Nights,' 'Out of Sight,' 'Crash,' and 'Hotel Rwanda,' playing Sammy Davis Jr. in HBO's 'The Rat Pack,' Black actors and storytellers in Hollywood, working on TV and films during the pandemic, his Showtime series 'Black Monday,' and more (6:00). Then Bill talks with actor Rob Lowe about joining the podcast world with his new podcast, ‘Literally! With Rob Lowe,’ Hollywood in the 1980s, t...more

  • A Genius Westbrook Pick, Rose vs. Love, and the 2008 Redraftables With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 22 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about their early years in podcasts and radio, respectively (3:10). Then they revisit the 2008 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks (40:33). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA in Quarantine With JJ Redick, Plus Cord Jefferson on the Impact of ‘Watchmen’

    Jun 19 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NBA veteran and New Orleans Pelican JJ Redick to discuss some of the challenges of staying NBA-ready during the pandemic, the benefits of regimented training and recovery, thoughts on the “Orlando bubble,” LeBron’s gravitas among NBA players, the playoffs format, and more (1:44). Then Bill talks with screenwriter and former entertainment journalist Cord Jefferson about the social significance of HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ and its "second impact," his time at Gawker, ...more

  • An MLB Funeral With JackO, Plus LL Cool J on Kobe vs. Magic, Rap History, and Creating the GOAT

    Jun 17 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his old friend JackO to discuss the grim outlook for the 2020 MLB season and the ESPN 30-for-30 'Long Gone Summer' (2:45). Then Bill is joined by Grammy-winning rapper, actor, and entrepreneur LL Cool J to discuss historical hip-hop, the Rock the Bells brand, Kobe Bryant, Lakers greats, the original GOAT, set stories from 'Any Given Sunday,' and more (44:13). Finally, in an excerpt from the 'Flying Coach' podcast, Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll talk with NBA c...more

  • The NBA Takes a Beat, Plus the 2007 ReDraftables and Oden-Durant With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 15 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about the concerns some players are having about the return of the NBA, and some of the parallels to 1968 (1:55). Then Bill and Ryen Russillo revisit the 2007 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks (18:52). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Jalen Rose, Judd Apatow, and the 2006 NBA Redraftables

    Jun 12 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by sports analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose to discuss More Than a Vote, a nonprofit organization championing voting rights created by LeBron James, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Jalen, and other current and former pro basketball players (2:10). Then Bill, Chris Ryan, and Joe House revisit the 2006 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, comedy, and legends before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks (33:55). Finally, Bill talks to writer-director Judd Apato...more

  • Goodell’s 180, Biden’s VP, Old-School Football, and the Hockey "Code" With Bakari Sellers and Bill Burr

    Jun 09 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by attorney, author, and political commentator Bakari Sellers to discuss the "perfect storm" that mobilized the current Black Lives Matter movement; people and organizations making statements, including Roger Goodell, LeBron James, and Patrick Mahomes; some history behind the civil rights movement; the political climate leading up to the 2020 presidential election; Bakari's book, 'My Vanishing Country'; and more (1:55). Then Bill talks with stand-up comedian, ...more

  • CC Sabathia on Protesting, Drew Brees, Baseball’s Return, LeBron, Rivera, and the National Moment

    Jun 05 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by World Series champion CC Sabathia to discuss his experience at the protests in Brooklyn, the moment he realized the nation was ignited by the killing of George Floyd, and the platforms today's athletes have and their ability to speak out against injustice. They also discuss CC's time with the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, including the 2007 ALCS, watching LeBron James play high school sports in Cleveland, the incomparable Mariano Rivera, the 2009 ...more

  • DeRay Mckesson on Ending Police Brutality, Plus 'Flying Coach' With Steve Kerr, Pete Carroll, and Gregg Popovich

    Jun 03 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by civil rights activist and podcaster DeRay Mckesson to discuss a plan he and his team at Campaign Zero have been working on to systematically reform police departments to combat police brutality. They discuss how the use of recently obtained data, education, and smart solutions can help bring about these changes (3:45). Then, Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll are joined by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to have a conversation about the state of our na...more

  • A Truly Sad Week in America, Plus the 2005 NBA Redraftables With Ryen Russillo

    Jun 01 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the recent protests, both nationwide and in L.A., after the death of George Floyd while in police custody (1:45). They then speculate on salvaging the 2019-20 NBA season (41:45) and revisit the 2005 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks (1:04:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Quarantine Mailbag, Plus Michael Lewis and Jason Bateman

    May 29 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons answers a bunch of listener-submitted mailbag questions (2:10), before he is joined by author Michael Lewis to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of youth sports being cancelled, what a return to sports arenas may look like, the most interesting coaches, and more (33:55). Lastly, Bill talks with actor and director Jason Bateman about Season 3 of his Netflix series 'Ozark' as well as the HBO miniseries 'The Outsider,' his evolution as a director, reactions to 'Th...more

  • The NBA’s World Cup Fix, Plus the 2004 NBA Redraftables With Kevin O'Connor and Joe House

    May 27 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the proposed World Cup–like group stage format for the NBA playoffs, potentially eliminating conferences, how to maintain the integrity of the NBA regular season, exciting matchups, and more (2:15). Then Bill and Joe House revisit the 2004 NBA draft and discuss some of the subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends from that draft class (40:25) before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks (55:00). Learn more about your ad choices...more

  • Brady’s Fun Golf Match, the NBA’s Big Return, Pierce vs. LeBron, and the Unforgivable Lance Armstrong With Ryen Russillo

    May 25 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss The Match 2; encouraging rumors about the return of the NBA and possible playoff scenarios; ex-athlete commentator bias; Horace Grant's comments following ‘The Last Dance’; the spectrum of “forgivable athletes”; one of Bill’s favorite sports documentaries, ‘When We Were Kings’; and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kobe vs. Duncan, Lob City vs. Sterling, and the "We Believe" Warriors With Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes. Plus: Best ‘Last Dance’ Lies!

    May 22 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Jason Concepcion to run though Jason's list of the biggest lies told in the ESPN documentary series 'The Last Dance' (2:20). Then, Bill talks with NBA champions Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes about the inception of the 'All the Smoke' podcast, their thoughts on the NBA playoffs prior to the league shutdown, Matt's time at the Clippers during the Donald Sterling era, the complex chemistry of the "Lob City" Clippers, the "We Believe" Warriors, ...more

  • The Undertaker on the Montreal Screwjob, Vince McMahon’s Genius, the Attitude Era, Vegas, Concussions, and 30 Years at WWE

    May 20 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by the Deadman himself, the Undertaker (a.k.a. Mark Calaway), to discuss the WWE’s documentary series ‘Undertaker: The Last Ride,’ as well as stories from more than 30 years of professional wrestling, his favorite 'WrestleMania,' his relationship with Vince McMahon, recovering from major injuries, learning from pro-wrestling legends, developing his character, the best crowds, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch...more

  • The Last 'Last Dance,' MJ the Almost-Knick, NBA Bubble Courtsides, MLB Strife and the Final 'RewatchaBulls' With Ryen Russillo

    May 18 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the final two episodes in the ESPN documentary series 'The Last Dance' (2:25) before Ryen and "Optimistic Bill" talk about the NBA potentially inching toward a return, as well as the murky future around the start of the MLB season (49:00). They share TV programming advice for content-starved networks (1:26:30) before revisiting Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz and Michael Jordan's sixth and f...more

  • MJ, the GOAT. Plus, Survivor Greatness, 'Big Mouth' Season 4, MJ vs. Kobe, and Quarantine Life with J.A. Adande, Nick Kroll, and Jason Concepcion | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 15 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons reads an excerpt from 'The Book of Basketball' on what makes Michael Jordan the GOAT (3:00), before he is joined by Northwestern University's director of sports journalism, J.A. Adande, to discuss covering the Jordan-era Bulls, thoughts about the ESPN documentary 'The Last Dance,' Michael Jordan’s relationship with Kobe Bryant, and more (36:48). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Jason Concepcion about the season finale of ‘Survivor’ (1:11:05). Finally Bill talks with ac...more

  • NBA Optimism Alert!!! Plus: MJ vs. Tyson, Quarantine 'PTI,' 'The Wire,' and Post-Virus Social Un-Distancing With Tony Kornheiser and Van Lathan | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 13 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts about Adam Silver’s meeting with the board of governors which seems to garnered "positive feelings" (2:28), before he's joined by ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser to discuss Tony’s mortal enemy, modern technology, continuing 'Pardon the Interruption' during the pandemic, and all-time captivating athletes including Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Bobby Orr, Secretariat, and more (16:53). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Van Lathan about ...more

  • Crying MJ, UFC 249, Ominous NBA News, and 1997 NBA Finals RewatchaBulls With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 11 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about Episodes 7 and 8 of the ESPN documentary series 'The Last Dance' (2:30) before discussing UFC 249 (41:40) and Adam Silver's call with NBA players regarding the possible return of an NBA season (1:04:40). Finally they revisit the 1997 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz, where Michael Jordan would win his fifth NBA title (1:25:07). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • MJ’s Second Retirement, Explained. Plus: Chuck Klosterman on 'Survivor,' Defining Greatness, and Two Months of Quarantine Life | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 08 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares an essay he wrote about Michael Jordan’s retirement (4:25) before he is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to discuss the 40th season of ‘Survivor,’ generational gaps between athletes, nostalgic basketball behavior, and the 1992 dream team, as well as quarantine life, the historical weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more (24:45) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • How Great Were the ’96 Bulls? Plus: 1996 ECF Game 2 RewatchaBulls With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 06 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to compare the different Chicago Bulls rosters of the 1990s, as well as some of the other all-time NBA teams (2:55), before revisiting Game 2 of the 1996 Eastern Conference finals, between the Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic (46:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • MJ vs. the World, Quarantine Month Three, the 2017 Warriors, and 1995 Magic-Bulls Myths With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 04 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss episodes 5 and 6 of ESPN's docuseries 'The Last Dance' (2:40), getting restless in quarantine, all-time NBA teams, the "time-traveling athletes" argument, and more (40:55). Finally they revisit Game 6 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals between the Chicago Bulls and the Orlando Magic (1:29:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • When Will the NFL Come Back? Plus: ’86 Celts vs. ‘96 Bulls, Jarett Stidham’s Big Chance, and True Crime Docs With Peter Schrager, Kevin O’Connor, Joe House, and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 01 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss the uncertainty around the start of the 2020 NFL season, the Patriots' QB situation, NFL draft highlights, and more (5:07), before talking with the Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about the NBA "hiatus," how the coronavirus pandemic may affect next season's salary cap, as well as the NBA draft, the 1986 Celtics vs. the 1996 Bulls, and much more (40:00). Finally Bill talks with his old friends Joe House and Jac...more

  • Bad Boy Pistons, NFL Draft Lessons, NBA Summer News, and Suns-Bulls 1993 With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 27 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Episodes 3 and 4 of ESPN’s documentary series ‘The Last Dance’ (2:53) before talking about the NFL draft (32:00), the logistics behind bringing back the NBA (1:03:25), and Game 4 of the 1993 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Phoenix Suns (1:29:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NFL Draft Reactions, Angry Rodgers, Emcee Goodell, and Overcompetitive MJ With Cousin Sal and Chuck Klosterman  | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 24 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap the first round of the NFL draft, including Tua Tagovailoa sliding to the fifth, the Packers drafting QB Jordan Love, the Cowboys adding another WR in CeeDee Lamb, Goodell embracing the boos, and much more (2:03). Then Bill talks with author Chuck Klosterman about Episodes 1 and 2 of the ESPN documentary series 'The Last Dance' (55:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • MJ’s Doc, Tua’s Draft Stock, L.T. vs. Rice, and the ’93 Knicks-Bulls Battle with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 20 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the first two episodes of the ESPN documentary 'The Last Dance' (2:50) before getting into the upcoming NFL draft, top QB draft prospects, Bill's and Ryen’s all-time top-five NFL players, and more (37:50). Finally they revisit Game 4 of the 1993 Eastern Conference finals between the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks (1:40:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The NBA’s Summer Return, The Quarantine 'Bachelor,' and the MJ Doc With Casey Wasserman, Chris Harrison, and Mike Tollin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 17 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Casey Wasserman to discuss safe and effective ways to bring back pro sports including golf, baseball, and basketball, and the Olympics (2:50). Then Bill talks with the host of 'The Bachelor' universe, Chris Harrison, about 'The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart,' how COVID-19 could affect The Bachelor universe, and more (31:15). Finally Bill talks with Mike Tollin, producer of the upcoming Michael Jordan documentary series, 'The Last Dance,' about mak...more

  • Worst NBA GM Jobs, MJ's RewatchaBulls Vol. 1, and NBA Playoff Saves With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 13 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss bringing back sports and strategies for navigating the workplace. Then they sift through the worst NBA GM jobs. Finally, they revisit Game 3 of the 1991 Finals, Bulls vs. Lakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NFL Draft Nuggets, Horror Movie Tricks, the ’86 Masters, and Crisis President Trump With Peter Schrager, Jason Blum, Joe House, and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 10 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to discuss Brady on the Bucs, the Patriots without Brady, 2020 draft predictions, and more (3:20). Next he talks to film producer Jason Blum about "premium video on demand" and its possible effects on the film industry, as well as horror movies, producing films during quarantine, and more (47:05). Finally Bill is joined by his buddies JackO and Joe House to discuss quarantine pastimes, the 1986 Masters, the 2020 ...more

  • Saving 2020 Sports, Bored Quarantine Tales and the 2000 Redraftables (The NBA Draft W.O.A.T.) With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 06 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss when each sport could return and confront the possibility of no sports for the rest of the year (3:00). Then they list off the most bored things they’ve done during quarantine so far (28:45) before they revisit the shockingly disappointing 2000 NBA draft (65:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Sports TV Secrets, MLB’s Murky Future, Hollywood’s Next Phase, And Bong Joon-ho's Championship Belt with Joe Buck and Alan Yang | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 02 2020

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by sportscaster Joe Buck to discuss breaking into sportscasting, covering his first World Series at 27 years old, the differences between local and national broadcasting, the obstacles of a three-person booth, the search for the next great sportscaster, concerns surrounding the upcoming MLB season, his new podcast 'Daddy Issues With Joe Buck and Oliver Hudson,' and much more (3:20). Then Bill talks with screenwriter, director, and producer Alan Yang to discuss...more

  • The 1996 Re-Draftapalooza, Ray Allen vs. Allen Iverson, and Week 3 Quarantine Recs With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 30 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to revisit the 1996 NBA draft, discuss the mid-'90s NBA subplots and some of the legends of the '96 draft class (4:00) before redrafting the top-14 lottery picks (44:30). Finally, Bill and Ryen answer some mailbag questions, make quarantine entertainment recommendations, and more (1:50:38). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament on Pearl Jam’s Meteoric Rise, the Future of Rock Bands, Their Nirvana “Rivalry,” GP & Kemp, Dennis Rodman and Their New Album ('Gigaton') | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 27 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament to discuss a wide variety of topics, including Pearl Jam’s first concert, the Seattle SuperSonics, hanging with Dennis Rodman, the best music venues, tour stories, their new album ‘Gigaton,’ and MUCH more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Jimmy Kimmel on Quarantine Nation, Shaq and Kobe and the Future Of TV. Plus: J.B. Smoove on a Long and Crazy Career | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 25 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his pal Jimmy Kimmel to catch up and discuss self-quarantine life, the return of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire,’ Jimmy hosting the Kobe Bryant memorial, Kobe memories, restaurants being affected by the coronavirus, Parent Corner, and more (2:27). Then Bill talks with actor, writer, and comedian J.B. Smoove about writing on ‘SNL,’ his audition for ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ his comedic influences, being in New York for the inception of hip-hop, his favorite ‘C...more

  • NBA What-Ifs, Brady vs. Belichick, Vintage Barkley, and Sports Nostalgia by Necessity with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 23 2020

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to ask a series of “what-if” questions given the uncertainty surrounding the 2019-20 season. They discuss old games being aired on TV, Tom Brady leaving the Patriots, book, TV, and movie recommendations, and Game 5 of the 1993 Western Conference finals between the SuperSonics and the Suns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • So Long, Tom Brady, With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 18 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss an end of an era: Tom Brady confirmed he is leaving the New England Patriots. They also discuss a few NFL trades including Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills, DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals, David Johnson to the Texans, QB signings, Parent Corner and more (2:57). Then in honor of the GOAT's departure, Bill reads an article he wrote back in 2001 before the infamous Patriots-Raiders AFC divisional playoff game, describin...more

  • Quarantine Nation, Sports In Limbo, NBA Awards and Brady’s Decision with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 16 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's BIll Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss how COVID-19 rocked the World and everything in it including sports. They discuss the possibility of a lost NBA season, how the playoffs might work if the league resumes play, NBA players and owners covering arena workers wages, NBA Awards if the season ended right now, and ask "What will sports analysts talk about after a month of no sports?" They also give some TV, movie, and book recommendations, answer mailbag questions ...more

  • The Week COVID-19 Changed Everything With Malcolm Gladwell | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 13 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by best-selling author and podcaster Malcolm Gladwell to discuss worst-case coronavirus scenarios, why America waited too long to react and didn’t listen to experts soon enough, what people can do to keep this from becoming even worse, and how long our favorite distractions (sports, movies, etc.) might be on hold until life starts to feel safe again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • No-Fan NBA Games & 2020 Cooking Trends With Joe House and David Chang | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 11 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the possibility of pro sports in empty arenas, the NBA's new media policy, how COVID-19 will affect March Madness, youth sports, The Masters, and more (2:38). Then Bill talks with renowned chef David Chang about Season 2 of his Netflix series, 'Ugly Delicious,' the rise of food delivery and its effect on sit-down restaurants, food trends, Chang's new book, 'Eat a Peach: A Memoir,' grappling with success and failure, the importan...more

  • LeBron’s MVP Run, L.A.’s Big Weekend, Brooklyn’s "New Owner Syndrome," Plus Houston’s Swoon With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 09 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Lakers' first win over the Clippers this season, the revitalized MVP race, the Brooklyn Nets' firing of head coach Kenny Atkinson, the Rockets' slump, some new segments, Gym Corner, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Romo’s Big Contract, First Take’s Rise, Biden’s Comeback, and the Coronavirus With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 06 2020

    The Sports Repodders returns as HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and WSJ’s Jason Gay to discuss rumors of Al Michaels to ESPN, TV rights deals, Tony Romo’s big CBS contract, the next great sports broadcaster, the newfound legitimacy of ‘First Take,’ ESPN’s decision to cancel ‘High Noon,’ Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on sports, the 2020 election, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NFL QB Chaos, Gambling’s Future, Napping Tips, and the Coronavirus Panic With Kevin Clark and Stephen Dubner | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 04 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the potential NFL QB upheaval for the 2020 season (2:04). Then Bill talks with author and podcast host Stephen Dubner about cowriting 'Freakonomics,' the evolution of sportswriting, the future of the NFL, getting ready for legal sports gambling, the science of napping, athletes after sports, vaping, the coronavirus, and much more (30:54). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Westbrook Renaissance, LeBron vs. Zion, NBA Commish Bernie Sanders, and Gym Corner Returns With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 02 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the surging Rockets, Lakers-Pelicans, playoff matchups if the season ended today, the Clippers’ plans for the future, continued Bucks success, mailbag questions, Gym Corner, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 25 Best NBA Playoff Guys Right Now With Zach Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 28 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to discuss the biggest stories in the NBA, including the battle for Los Angeles and the Warriors-Timberwolves trade (3:50). Then they go over the top 25 NBA players (right now) they'd want to finish out the season with in hopes of winning an NBA title (20:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Jason Segel and Adam Carolla | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 26 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by actor Jason Segel to discuss California prep school basketball, starting out in acting, ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall,’ I Love You, Man,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ learning from Judd Apatow, early-2000s comedies, movie set stories, and more (3:24). Then Bill sits down with his old friend Adam Carolla to talk about the early days of podcasting, the Deontay Wilder–Tyson Fury boxing match, fatherhood, cars, fake movies, and much more (5...more

  • Tatum’s Ascent, Clippers Concerns, Houston vs. Everybody, and Fury-Wilder Reactions With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 24 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk Lakers-Celtics, Jayson Tatum’s impressive stretch, Clippers vs. Lakers, the Rockets experiment, whether the Spurs are still a “smart” team, Wilder-Fury, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 5-Year Oscars, Plus Talking NBA and The State of Basketball Coverage with Rachel Nichols | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 21 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan to revisit the 2015 Oscar movies, including ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Birdman,’ ‘Dear White People,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Boyhood,’ and many more (2:28). Then Bill is joined by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols to discuss crafting a sports show, the pro basketball Hall of Fame, interviewing NBA players, current NBA stars, NBA draft mistakes, journalism in 2020, Roger Goodell, and more (32:3). Learn more about your ad choices. Vi...more

  • An All-Star Gimmick Worked? Plus: Slam Dunk Fixes, Houston Atrocities and an NBA Crystal Ball With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 17 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the joys of NBA All-Star Weekend, the new All-Star Game format, why it worked, the dunk contest, things to watch for after All-Star Weekend, NBA scuttlebutt, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 2020 Streaming Wars, Cheating Astros, Cheap-Ass Red Sox, and Rudderless Democrats With Ben Thompson and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 14 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by business and tech analyst Ben Thompson to discuss monetizing digital media, streaming TV, subscription overload, podcasts, broadcast rights, NBA, and more (2:25). Then Bill and JackO have a long-overdue conversation about the Astros cheating scandal, Mookie Betts to Los Angeles, the Democratic primary elections, and more (1:21:36). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Sleeper Contenders w/ Joe House, plus Dave Grohl on the State of Music in 2020 | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 12 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to look at the top of the NBA standings. They discuss the Raptors' impressive title defense, the improving Celtics, the Pacers adjusting to Victor Oladipo's return, the 76ers' struggles, the surging Bucks, the Rockets' new plan, and more (1:55). Then Bill talks with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters to discuss his inspirations, timeless music, the concept of a band, touring in vans, kids' relationship with music today, and much more (48:14). ...more

  • Disney CEO Robert Iger on the Streaming Wars, ESPN’s Reset, Jimmy Kimmel’s First Year, and 15 Years of Leadership Lessons | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 10 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Disney CEO Robert Iger to discuss his book The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years As CEO of the Walt Disney Company, his career, lessons in leadership, the rise of streaming, launching Disney+, growing ESPN, unforgettable NBA games, the start of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The NBA Trade Deadline Mega Podcast With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 06 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo 30 minutes before the NBA trade deadline to discuss the trades that have already happened as well as the one coming through at the eleventh hour. They point out desperate trades, teams who didn’t do enough, and more (2:08). They finish up by discussing the Red Sox's trade of Mookie Betts to the Dodgers (1:53:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Knicks Chaos, Oscar Picks, Worst 2019 Movies, and a Claire Danes Interview, With Brian Koppelman and Wesley Morris | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 05 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by longtime friend and Knicks fan Brian Koppelman to discuss the state of the Knicks, Steve Mills’s departure, the possibility of Masai Ujiri taking over, and more (2:27). Then Bill sits down with Wesley Morris of The New York Times to make Oscar picks and discuss 2019 movies (32:05). Finally, Bill talks with actress Claire Danes about acting as a child, some of her past work including ‘My So Called Life,’ ‘Romeo + Juliet,’ and ‘Little Women.’ They als...more

  • The Chiefs Win the Super Bowl and the Niners Blow It, With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 03 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Super Bowl LIV, and whether the 49ers gave the game away or the Chiefs took it, or both. They talk bad bets, the halftime show, a ranking of the recent Super Bowls, Parent Corner, XFL, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Super Bowl Mega-Preview, Million Dollar Picks, and Kobe’s Defining Quality With Peter Schrager, Cousin Sal, and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 31 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl matchup between the Chiefs and the 49ers; they talk about Jimmy “nobody believes in me” Garoppolo, possible Super Bowl MVPs, Kelce vs. Kittle, Super Bowl story lines, and more (2:33). Then Bill talks with Cousin Sal, who is on the ground in Miami, about some fun Super Bowl prop bets (36:10). Finally Bill calls up Joe House to briefly discuss Luka vs. Zion and share some memories of Kobe...more

  • Kobe’s Legacy in L.A. w/ J.A. Adande. Plus, the Future of Music w/ Zane Lowe, Nathan Hubbard, and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 29 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J.A. Adande to discuss what Kobe Bryant meant to Los Angeles, sports fans, and a whole generation of basketball players. They also discuss some of their favorite Kobe moments, news coverage of the tragedy, and more (2:05). Then Bill is joined by Zane Lowe, Nathan Hubbard, and Joe House to discuss the future of music, the return of vinyl, today's most popular artists, album structure, and more (58:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit p...more

  • RIP, Kobe Bryant (1978–2020) | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 26 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan remember the life of Kobe Bryant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA All-Star Arguments, Fake Embiid Trades, CP3’s Comeback, and Low Ratings Theories With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 21 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to make their NBA All-Star picks. They also discuss the possibility of the 76ers moving on from Joel Embiid, the NBA’s ratings decline, All-Star honorable mentions, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Magical Mahomes, an All-Red Super Bowl, Aaron Hernandez, and the Big 'Curb' Return With Cousin Sal and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 20 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Massage-Chair Joe House to discuss the Chiefs taking care of business at home vs. the Titans and the 49ers' win over the Packers, before guessing the NFL lines for Super Bowl LIV, predicting annoying Super Bowl story lines, talking Parent Corner, discussing the return of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm', and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Nobody Believes in Us Titans, Round 3 Bets, and the MLB Cheating Scandal, With Peter Schrager, Joe House, Mallory Rubin, and Bill’s Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 17 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to preview the upcoming NFL conference championship games (2:13), before calling up Joe House to make some Million Dollar Picks, including some fun prop bets (35:24). Then Bill talks with Mallory Rubin about the ever-developing Astros cheating scandal and how the rest of MLB is affected, including the Red Sox, Mets, Dodgers, and others (1:00:09). Finally, Bill calls up his dad to quickly discuss Red Sox manager Alex Cora...more

  • Ravens Nevermore, Hail to the Chiefs, Hall of Fame Tears, and Empty Nest Sports Dad Syndrome With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 13 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, including the Chiefs putting up 51 points on the Texans in a comeback win, the Titans stunning the Ravens, Seahawks-Packers, and 49ers-Vikings. They also Guess the Lines for the conference championship games, discuss the best and worst Super Bowl matchups, and talk future bets and subplots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Round 2 Mega Gambling Preview, Brady’s Future, and 'The Bachelor' With Mina Kimes, Mallory Rubin, and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 10 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Mina Kimes and Mallory Rubin to speculate on Tom Brady’s next move, talk divisional round of the NFL playoffs, discuss ‘The Bachelor,’ and more (2:10). Then Bill calls up Joe House to make some Million Dollar NFL Picks as Bill continues his quest to go 8-0 with playoff bets (1:31:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 76ers Sliding Doors, 2019’s Best Movies, and Gwyneth Paltrow Is Underrated, With Chris Ryan and Wesley Morris | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 08 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to discuss the Philadelphia 76ers and some of their what-ifs from the past few years, including Markelle Fultz, signing Al Horford, trading draft picks, and more. (2:45). Then Bill talks with The New York Times' Wesley Morris about the best movies of 2019, defending Gwyneth Paltrow, and more (31:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Another Saints Collapse, a Patriots Maybe-Funeral, Bad Coaching Galore, and Round 2 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 06 2020

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap NFL wild-card weekend, including another painful Saints postseason exit vs. the Vikings, Seahawks-Eagles, Bills-Texans, Patriots-Titans, questions surrounding the 2020 New England Patriots, and more (3:05). Then they Guess the Lines for the divisional round (1:08:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • RIP, David Stern—Plus Round 1’s Mega-Playoff Preview With Ryen Russillo, Seth Wickersham, Peter Schrager, and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jan 03 2020

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to remember the late David Stern (3:00). Then Ryen sticks around to call up ESPN senior writer Seth Wickersham to discuss the upcoming Patriots-Titans playoff game and the implications to the end of the Brady era in New England (33:45). Then Bill and Ryen talk with Fox Sports and NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to preview Round 1 of the NFL playoffs (1:01:15). Finally Bill and Russillo call up Joe House to make some NFL Million Dollar Pic...more

  • Parent Corner: 2019 Edition | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 31 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons presents every parent corner with Cousin Sal from the 2019 NFL season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NFL Playoff Gambling, Niners Magic, Jameis 30/30 and the Stumbling Pats with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 30 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a 49ers-Seahawks nail-biter, the Dolphins taking down the Patriots, Cowboys-Giants, Jameis Winston’s 30 for 30, favorite Cleveland Browns coach of the decade, and Super Bowl odds (1:54), before guessing the lines for Round 1 of the NFL playoffs (52:25). Finally, Bill is joined by his daughter, Zoe Simmons, to briefly discuss the standout teen culture moments of 2019 (1:22:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podc...more

  • The Embiid Conundrum and Million Dollar Picks, Plus “Who Won 2019?” w/ Rembert Browne | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 26 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hits on the NBA Christmas games (3:55), before making Million Dollar NFL Picks for Week 17 (21:38). Finally Bill and Rembert Browne bring back an old Grantland tradition with a “Who Won the Year?” bracket featuring Keanu Reeves, Tiger Woods, Kawhi Leonard, J.Lo, and many more (33:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Week 17 Goofy Gambling, the Jameissaince, and Eddie Murphy’s 'SNL' Return, With Cousin Sal and J.A. Adande | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 23 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss another action-packed Jameis Winston performance, Giants-Redskins, Titans-Saints, Patriots-Bills, and more before they guess the NFL lines for Week 17 and try to sift through all the playoff implications (2:05). Then Bill talks with J.A. Adande about Eddie Murphy’s long awaited return to ‘SNL’ (1:00:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Star Wars, NFL "Loser Leaves Town" Games, and the Holiday Return of Drunk House With Mallory Rubin and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 20 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin for Mallory's Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top three story lines of the week, including Christian McCaffrey's chance to break a big record, teams facing playoff elimination, Saturday's impressive NFL slate, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Joe House, fresh out of a holiday gathering, to discuss the Presidents Cup and make some Million Dollar Picks (41:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.c...more

  • Adam Sandler and Kevin Garnett on 'SNL' Casts vs. NBA Teams, 'Uncut Gems', the Iverson Era, and Breaking LeBron | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 18 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Adam Sandler and Kevin Garnett to discuss their new film, 'Uncut Gems'; sneaky athletic actors; dynamic movie sets; stories from the NBA; 'SNL'; and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Is Home Field Dead? Plus: Browns Jokes, Round 1 Predictions and Fantasy Horror Stories With Cousin Sal. | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 16 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Atlanta's wild win over the 49ers, playoff quarterbacks on the road, Cowboys-Rams, the Browns, fantasy football torture, and Bronny James, (2:30), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 16 (50:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Embiid Frustrations, LeBron and AD, Yankees Savior Gerrit Cole and Million-Dollar Picks with Brian Windhorst, Mallory Rubin, and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 13 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss the 76ers, Celtics, Lakers, Clippers, and more (2:25). Then Bill is joined by Mallory Rubin for Million-Dollar Picks and Mallory's Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top three story lines of the week, including Heisman weekend, NFL coaches on the hot seat, and more (44:00). Finally, Bill calls up his buddy JackO to discuss the Yankees' signing pitcher Gerrit Cole (1:34:30). Learn more about your ad choices...more

  • Sports Villains and the Pats, Plus CFB Playoff Fixes, Hillary’s Stern Interview, and 'Marriage Story' With Chuck Klosterman | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 11 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by author and longtime 'BS Podcast' guest Chuck Klosterman to discuss sports villains, the most recent Patriots "scandal," different sports eras, tweaking the CFP, Hillary Clinton's interview with Howard Stern, media subscriptions, and the new Netflix film 'Marriage Story' [SPOILERS]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • San Francisco’s Treat, Eli's .500 Bowl, KC’s Revenge, and NFL Refs Stink Vol. 252 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 09 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the 49ers-Saints shoot-out, Seahawks-Rams, Buccaneers-Colts, Ravens-Bills, Patriots-Chiefs, playoff contenders, and how Bill’s fantasy season hinges on Eli Manning vs. the Eagles (1:35), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 15 (50:43). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Brady’s Pats Future, Trae vs. Luka, NBA Trade Tweaks, and NFL Picks With Kevin O’Connor, Kevin Clark, and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 06 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark and Kevin O’Connor to discuss Tom Curran’s article about the end of the Tom Brady era (1:55). Then Bill and Kevin O’Connor discuss getting Trae Young some help on the Hawks, and the 2019 NBA draft class, before hashing out Bill’s NBA midseason tournament idea (32:49). Then Kevin Clark returns for some Million Dollar Picks, including the anticipated rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua (1:05:27). Finally, Bill sits down with M...more

  • Bill’s NBA Midseason Tournament Plan. Plus: Jason Concepcion on the Knicks and Kyrie and a Tim Robbins Interview | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 04 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his idea for an NBA midseason tournament that could shorten the NBA regular season (3:05), before he is joined by Jason Concepcion to discuss the Knicks and Kyrie Irving getting booed in Boston (20:00). Then Bill sits down with actor Tim Robbins to discuss some of his films including 'Bull Durham,' 'The Player,' 'Mystic River,' and 'The Shawshank Redemption,' as well as his new film, 'Dark Waters.' They also talk about political activism, legendary New Yo...more

  • Patriots Panic Time, Baltimore’s Moment, the NFC Least, and ‘The Irishman’ Was Too Long With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Dec 02 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots’ loss to the Texans, the Ravens toppling the 49ers, Colts-Titans, Eagles-Dolphins, Steelers-Browns, NFC East playoff predictions, Chargers-Broncos, cross-off teams, and more (2:10), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 14 (48:05). Finally, Bill and Sal discuss Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ (1:19:54). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best 10 NBA Players Right Now, Thanksgiving Tips, and Million $ Picks. Plus: Sterling K. Brown | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 27 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the 10 best NBA players today (2:40), a Thanksgiving preview, and Million Dollar Picks (56:53). Then Bill sits down with actor Sterling K. Brown to discuss some of his past work including ‘Army Wives,’ ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson,’ as well as ‘This Is Us,’ NBA, NFL, and more (1:32:07). Finally they discuss Sterling’s new film, 'Waves' [SPOILERS] (2:16:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoic...more

  • Cowboys Tripped, Jameis as Favre 2.0, Sad Lions Thanksgivings, and Sweater Parlays With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 25 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Patriots-Cowboys, 49ers-Packers, Eagles-Seahawks, Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers, the annual Lions Thanksgiving game, the Titans on a roll, and more (3:08), before they guess the NFL lines for Week 13 (53:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Scary Clippers, Cheating Astros, Best NFL Picks, and The Morning Show WTF Half-Season Recap With Mallory Rubin and Amanda Dobbins | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 22 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks about Celtics-Clippers (2:27) before sitting down with Mallory Rubin to talk NFL QBs, including Philip Rivers, Mitchell Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes, and Tom Brady (20:42), before Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top five story lines of the week, including this weekend’s NFC playoff implications, Chase Young’s return to Ohio State football, Astros SpyGate, and more (34:45). Then Bill and Mallory run through some Million Dollar Picks (1:02:35...more

  • A Full-Fledged Luka-Gasm with Marc Stein. Plus: Chadwick Boseman on 'Black Panther' and the Sports Movie Hall of Fame | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 20 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Marc Stein of 'The New York Times' to discuss Luka Doncic, The Raptors’ title defense, Ja Morant, James Harden, Lakers, Clippers, Celtics, and more (3:08). Then Bill sits down with actor Chadwick Boseman to talk about sports movies, making biopics, '42,' 'Draft Day,' 'Black Panther,' his new movie '21 Bridges,' NFL, NBA, and more (1:06:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Brady's Struggles, Garrett's Exile, Trubisky's XFL Career, and Winston's Quest For Immortality With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 18 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Bears-Rams snoozefest, the 11 cross-off teams, Vikings-Broncos, Patriots-Eagles, Ravens-Texans, murky AFC playoff implications, and more (1:45). Then Bill and Sal are joined by Charitybuzz auction winner, Mark Harris to guess the NFL lines for week 12 (34:40).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Fantasy Football Tips, 'Mandalorian' Mania, and Kaepernick's Tryout With Matthew Berry and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 15 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry for a fantasy football check-in after 10 weeks in the NFL season (1:50). Then Bill talks with Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top five story lines of the week, including 'The Mandalorian,' Lamar Jackson vs. Deshaun Watson, Colin Kaepernick's upcoming NFL workout, and more (55:20), followed by a brief Million Dollar Pick (1:51:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices....more

  • NBA 10-Game Awards and Matt Damon Returns (the Sequel!) | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 13 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to talk NBA awards after 10 games including MVP, ROTY, COTY, Most Improved, Most Hopeless Team, and more (1:50). Then Bill sits down with Matt Damon to talk 'Ocean’s,' 'Rounders,' NBA, NFL, MLB, his new film 'Ford v Ferrari,' feuding with Jimmy Kimmel, and more (53:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Does the AFC Suck? Plus Lamar Mania, Stumbling Rams, Tales From Oakland, and Logan Paul Bets With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 11 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Vikings-Cowboys nail-biter, the L.A. Rams’ meltdown, Packers-Panthers, Saints-Falcons, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens shellacking the Bengals, Bills-Browns, Cardinals-Bucs, a playoff check-in, and more (2:15), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 11 (41:15). Then, Parent Corner, DAZN’s Logan Paul vs. KSI boxing match, and more (1:11:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Giannis for MVP (Again), Worst NBA Teams, Load Management Porn, Bama-LSU, and Shorting Cousins With Joe House and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 08 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to have the NBA MVP conversation and discuss Dwight Howard's solid play for the Lakers, worst teams in the league, and more (2:45) before giving out NFL Million Dollar Picks (38:10). Then Mallory Rubin joins the group for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top five story lines of the week, including the upcoming LSU-Alabama game, Chargers relocation rumors, Seahawks-49ers, and more (57:20)! Learn more about your ad c...more

  • Book of Basketball 2.0: An Excerpt From the Steve Kerr Episode | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 05 2019

    The Book of Basketball 2.0 podcast is live! Here’s an excerpt from the second episode with Steve Kerr about two times “The Secret” was threatened during his time with Chicago and Golden State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Go Ahead, Bury The Pats. Plus: the Three Allens, Freddie Soup, and the N.Y. Pooper Bowl With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 04 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Lamar Jackson and the Ravens handing the Patriots their first loss of the season, the Browns being unable to get out of their own way against the Broncos, and Raiders-Lions, Eagles-Bears, Texans-Jaguars, and more (4:40), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 10 (47:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • No More Warriors, Lamar vs. Belichick, DC’s Baseball Title, and Million Dollar Picks With Joe House and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Nov 01 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss some NBA thoughts on the Warriors, Nets, Kings, Suns, Rockets, the 76ers-Timberwolves melee, and more (5:35), before giving out some NFL Million Dollar Picks and discussing the Washington Nationals’ World Series win (31:05). Then, Bill sits down with Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top five story lines of the week, including potential Josh Gordon landing spots, Vikings-Chiefs, the Patriots’ t...more

  • Luka vs. Trae, Kyrie vs. Chemistry, and Canelo vs. Kovalev With Chris Mannix, Plus Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 29 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by SI and DAZN's Chris Mannix to discuss the start of the NBA season, including the Warriors' drop-off, Trae Young, Luka Doncic, Pascal Siakam, searching for depth in the Eastern Conference, Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn, and more (2:15) before discussing the upcoming Canelo-Kovalev match for the WBO light heavyweight championship (52:15). Then Bill sits down with former Facebook executive and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri to discuss some of Facebook's cri...more

  • The Increasingly Scary 49ers, Brady’s Future, Hilarious Challenges, and Historic Fantasy Defenses With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 28 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Colts sneaking out another win, this time against the Broncos; plus Bills-Eagles, Patriots-Browns, the return of Drew Brees, the undefeated 49ers, a pitiful Chargers-Bears matchup, playoff implications, challenges, and more (2:15). Then they guess the NFL lines for Week 9 (36:44). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Nats Fever, Food Criticism 2.0, NBA Surprises, and Million Dollar Picks With Joe House and David Chang | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 25 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Nationals-Astros (2:50), NBA observations (23:45), and NFL million dollar picks (42:20). Then Bill sits down with David Chang to discuss his new show, “Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner,” archaic food criticism, sad Washington football fans, and Chang’s first Parent Corner (1:01:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Clippers-Lakers Opening Thoughts Plus Edward Norton | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 23 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's BIll Simmons reacts to Lakers-Clippers (2:24), before sitting down with actor and director Edward Norton to discuss 'Rounders', directing a film while acting, spending smarter in film production, '25th Hour', 'American History X', his new film 'Motherless Brooklyn' premiering November 1st, and more (28:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Philly’s Not Special, Trubiskoholics Anonymous, Fun QBs and 2010s Yankees Misery with Cousin Sal and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 21 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk Cowboys-Eagles, Lamar Jackson running all over the Seahawks, another Trubisky meltdown, Colts-Texans, and more (2:16), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 8 (44:52). Finally, Bill calls up JackO to discuss a decade of the Yankees missing the World Series (1:27:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Over/Unders: The West! With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 18 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA over/unders podcast. They make their picks for win totals in the Western Conference for the 2019-20 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • LeBron’s Stumble, Highest NBA Contender Ceilings, and the Raiders/Rams Body Switch With Kevin O’Connor and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 16 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons briefly talks about LeBron‘s reaction to Daryl Morey’s comment about Hong Kong (3:10). Then Bill is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss some title contenders for the 2019-20 NBA season (9:55). Finally Bill sits down with Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top five story lines of the week including wrongfully doubting the Raiders and Russell Wilson displaying MVP behavior (47:15). They wrap up by discussing the season 2 finale of...more

  • The Clapper Strikes Again, 49ers Roll, Browns Buckle, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal, Plus: 'Succession' Finale! | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 14 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Jets' first win of the season (over the Cowboys), the 49ers coasting over the Rams to 5-0, Steelers-Chargers, Texans-Chiefs, Seahawks-Browns, and more (2:05). Then they guess the NFL lines for Week 7 (42:03). Finally, Bill talks with Kyle about the Season 2 Finale of HBO's 'Succession' (1:16:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Dodgers Agony With Mallory Rubin, Tickets to Sports Movie Events With Shea Serrano, and 'Big Mouth' With Nick Kroll. Plus: Million Dollar Picks | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 11 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top five story lines of the week including another Clayton Kershaw postseason meltdown, the last two undefeated NFL QBs (Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo), the upcoming Patrick Mahomes–Deshaun Watson matchup, and more (2:36). Then Bill gives out some Million Dollar Picks (45:13), before talking with Shea Serrano about his new book 'Movies (and Other Things)' and what sports movie even...more

  • Could China Cancel the NBA? Plus, Fox's 'Smackdown' and WWE vs. AEW With Jason Gay and David Shoemaker | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 08 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by the Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay to discuss the fallout from Daryl Morey's Hong Kong tweet, the upcoming exhibition games in China, whether or not the NBA has leverage, where ESPN fits into all this, and more (2:36). Finally, Bill talks with David Shoemaker of 'The Masked Man Show' to discuss Fox's 'Friday Night Smackdown' and this year's stacked wrestling calendar before asking, "Do we have too much wrestling?" (1:06:10). Learn more about...more

  • McCaffrey’s MVP Run, Raiders Regrets, 'Smackdown,' Morey’s Controversy, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 07 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss their gambling losses on the Bears, Chiefs, and Cowboys; how seriously to take the Raiders; Christian McCaffrey's jump to the front of the MVP race; NFC contenders; and more (2:50). Then they guess the NFL lines for Week 6 (47:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Undefeated Fantasy Quest, So Long 'Ballers,' Minshanity, and Million-Dollar Picks With Matthew Berry, Mallory Rubin, and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 04 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Matthew Berry to talk fantasy football (2:09). Then he sits down with Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her five most intriguing story lines of the week, including the return of Melvin Gordon and Golden Tate to their respective teams (39:43). Finally, Bill calls up Joe House to give out some Million-Dollar Picks (1:17:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 'Joker,' Fear on the Internet, 'Friends,' Metallica, and President Don Jr. (?) With Chuck Klosterman | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Oct 02 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by author and longtime 'BS Podcast' guest Chuck Klosterman to discuss competitive media, 'Joker' criticism, morality in art, TV shows, Metallica, impeaching Trump, the 2020 presidential election, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Lions Revival, Goff’s Gaffes, Popping a Chubb, Tasty NBA Futures, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 30 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap Sunday’s matchups including Patriots-Bills, Saints-Cowboys, Browns-Ravens, the Rams-Buccaneers shootout, and the down-to-the-wire Chiefs-Lions matchup (2:05), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 5 (39:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Flea on the Lakers, Buffalo’s Big Moment, and Red-Hot Million Dollar Picks With Joe House and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 27 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to discuss the evolution of rock music (2:30) and the Lakers' hopes for the 2019-20 season (19:35). Then Bill calls Joe House to discuss Bill's 50th birthday and give out some Million Dollar Picks (51:00). Finally, Bill sits down with Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her five most intriguing story lines of the week, including Pete Alonso's quest for the rookie home run record, the Jal...more

  • Andy Reid’s Moment, TV’s Greatest Year (1994), and Billy Bob Thornton Stops By | With Kyle Brandt and Alan Sepinwall

    Sep 25 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Kyle Brandt to discuss some NFL week 4 story lines, including a meaningful Patriots-Bills matchup, Mitchell Trubisky coming off a win, Daniel Jones, and more (4:00). Then Bill talks with Rolling Stone's Alan Sepinwall about the 25th anniversary of an all-time year for TV: 1994 (47:40). Finally, Bill sits down with Academy Award–winning actor Billy Bob Thornton to discuss some of his films, including 'Sling Blade,' 'Monster's Ball,' 'Fr...more

  • Danny Dimes, MJ Mahomes, Trubisky Five-O, Fraudie Kitchens, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 23 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap Sunday’s matchups including Daniel Jones’s debut in Buccaneers-Giants, Chiefs-Ravens, a painful Rams-Browns game, Colts-Falcons, and more (2:50), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 4 (49:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • MVP Gripes, Lamar’s Moment & Million Dollar Picks, Plus a Beto O’Rourke Interview With Mallory Rubin and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 20 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her five most intriguing story lines of the week, including Lamar Jackson vs. Patrick Mahomes and backup QBs starting in Week 3 (2:30). Then Bill and Joe House make some Million Dollar Picks (47:15). Finally, Bill sits down with 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to discuss the democratic debates, running against Ted Cruz for US senate in 2018, and more (1:26:05). Learn m...more

  • Malcolm Gladwell on the Future of Books, Kanye Tirades, Sandra Bland, Donald Sterling, Joe Paterno, and Intuition | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 18 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by author/journalist Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his new book 'Talking With Strangers,' as well as recent controversies, the audiobook revolution, classic conspiracies, NBA tampering, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Drowning Dolphins, Mahomes vs. Lamar, Fanny Pack Fangio, Jimmy G Minshew, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 16 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and special guest Joe House to discuss another Rams-Saints debacle, Eagles-Falcons, another Dolphins shutout, Jimmy G’s big day, Broncos-Bears, House’s six-team parlay, and more (2:34), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 3 (38:44). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Saints-Rams, Succession's Brilliance, Team USA's Demise, Minshew Mania, and Million-Dollar Picks With Mallory Rubin and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 12 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her five most intriguing story lines of the week in football, including: Chip Kelly's uncertain future at UCLA, a rough start to the Jets' season, backup Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew II, and more (2:15). Then Bill connects with Joe House for Million-Dollar Picks (52:27). Finally Bill, House, and Mallory discuss another wild episode of HBO's 'Succession' (1:29:12). Learn more about...more

  • A Sox–Yanks Power Flip and Biden's Struggles With JackO, Plus Sean Penn's First BS Appearance

    Sep 11 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his buddy JackO who gives his thoughts on the Red Sox firing their GM David Dombrowski, the surging Yankees, the Democratic presidential candidates, and more (4:10). Then Bill sits down with Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn to discuss his long career, his new novel 'Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn,' what he'd learned from Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and David Fincher, and more (33:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcast...more

  • Cleveland's Bandwagon Crash, Pats Conspiracies, Pittsburgh's Pain, Lamar's Breakout and Guess The Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 09 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Antonio Brown signing, and the Patriots steamrolling the Steelers without him; A tough-fought battle between the Colts and the Chargers, Lamar Jackson's electric performance, Kyler Murray's NFL debut, Chiefs-Jaguars, and more, before guessing the NFL lines for Week 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Antonio Brown/Patriots WTF Emergency Pod With Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 07 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up his dad to discuss Antonio Brown signing a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Trubisky’s Folly, WTF Antonio Brown, Million Dollar Picks, and "Mallory’s Most Intriguing" With Joe House and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 06 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons recaps the 2019 NFL season opener, Packers at Bears (2:55), before making million-dollar picks with Joe House (17:48). Finally, Bill is joined by Mallory Rubin for "Mallory’s Most Intriguing," in which she shares her five most intriguing story lines of the week in football (1:05:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The New NBA and Billionaire Secrets With Steve Nash, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 04 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA legend Steve Nash to talk player empowerment and how the public reception has changed around players who leave their teams for new horizons (2:55). Then Bill sits down with 'Billions' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien to discuss athlete cameos, turning 50, hanging with billionaires, writing the show, and more (37:25). Finally, Bill talks with Chris Ryan about Team USA, their narrow victory over Turkey, why young players may feel inclin...more

  • The NFL Is Back! Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 03 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal continue the age-old tradition of guessing the NFL lines before each weekend's slate of games; Get ready for Week 1! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Annual AFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 29 2019

    In Part 1 of their two-part podcast, Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal gear up for the 2019 NFL regular season by running through each team in the AFC and talking odds, sleepers, parlays, Parent Corner, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Luck Fallout, FFB Hall of Fame, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus's First Appearance | With Kyle Brandt | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 27 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame (1:44) before being joined by NFL Network's Kyle Brandt to discuss the ripple effects of Andrew Luck's retirement, athletes' "second acts," as well as some 2019 NFL season predictions (8:44). Then Bill sits down with actress and Emmy record-holder Julia Louis-Dreyfus to discuss being a sports parent, 'SNL' in the 1980s, 'Seinfeld,' 'Veep,' working with James Gandolfini, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' the 'Curb'-'Seinfeld' reunion...more

  • Andrew Luck Retires! What? Plus: David Spade on 'SNL,' Sandler Movies and Norm MacDonald | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 25 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some thoughts on Andrew Luck's surprise retirement (2:30) before sitting down with actor and comedian David Spade to talk '90s 'SNL,' talk shows, 'Grown Ups,' 'The Benchwarmers,' 'Tommy Boy,' David's new show on Comedy Central, his friendship with Norm McDonald, and more (31:28). Finally, Bill calls up Nathan Hubbard who shares his thoughts on Taylor Swift's new album 'Lover,' her career, and her future (1:49:34). Learn more about your ad choices. ...more

  • Mayfield vs. Favre, Rams Questions, and the Russell Wilson Decade With Mina Kimes | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 23 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes to discuss Super Bowl LIII, the 2019 NFL season, Baker Mayfield, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Jimmy G, Tom Brady, joining the booth for Rams preseason games, next-gen analytics, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Stephen A. Smith on OKC’s Lost Chance, Saving the Knicks, and GSW’s Mini Dynasty. Plus: 2019 TV With Wesley Morris | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 21 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith to discuss NBA superteams, the 2019-20 NBA season, Kevin Durant’s search for ... something, saving the Knicks, players vs. the media, and more (2:15). Then Bill sits down with the NYT’s Wesley Morris to discuss 2019 TV, including 'Euphoria,' 'Fleabag,' 'Succession,' 'Billions,' 'PEN15,' and more (56:29). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Half-Baked Ideas (the Return!) and Best Summer Foods With Kevin Wildes, Mallory Rubin, Joe House, and Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 19 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes to throw out some half-baked ideas (2:45). Then, from their live show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Bill, Mallory Rubin, Joe House, and Ryen Russillo discuss summer foods (1:07:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 2019 Fantasy Football Preview (and a Dash of '90210') With Matthew Berry | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 16 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry to preview the 2019 fantasy football season. They talk high-stakes leagues, snake drafts, auctions, draft-day mania, first-round picks, RBs, QBs, WRs, TEs, and more (1:30). Then, they discuss the '90210' reboot (1:17:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Team USA’s Breakout Stars, a Hilarious Clips–Lakers Feud, and LeBron 2020 Predictions With Brian Windhorst | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 14 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst to discuss his time with Team USA and some of the players who shined, including Jayson Tatum, De’Aaron Fox, and Donovan Mitchell. They talk playoff hopes for the Utah Jazz, the Lakers–Clippers feud, LeBron’s next NBA season, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tarantino’s Genius, Brad Pitt’s Finest Hour, and Other ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ Reactions With Wesley Morris | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 12 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wesley Morris of The New York Times to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,’ including Brad Pitt’s star power, Leo and Pitt as a duo, Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate, the ending, Tarantino’s re-creation of late '60s Hollywood, his legacy as a filmmaker, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Sarah Silverman on "Funny" in 2019, Cancel Culture, 'Big Mouth,' Death Threats, the 2020 Election and 'Big Little Lies'

    Aug 09 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by comedian Sarah Silverman to discuss working on 'Saturday Night Live,' internet outrage, stand-up comedy, acting, pickup basketball games, summer TV, legal weed, the Roast of Hugh Hefner, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Brady’s Future, Zeke’s Revolutionary Holdout, Griffin’s LeBron Comments, and a Big Announcement With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 07 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Tom Brady’s contract, Ezekiel Elliott’s threats to hold out for money, NBA vs. NFL contracts, GM David Griffin’s comments on LeBron James, Gym Corner, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Disney vs. Everybody, Facebook’s Shadiness, Snapchat’s Comeback, and the Future of Tech With Kara Swisher | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 05 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by tech journalist Kara Swisher to discuss early internet, Facebook's influence, policing social media, the internet through the ages, flying cars, future technology, interviewing tech magnates, hosting effective panels, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Chuck Klosterman on LeBron, ESPN, Queen, Classic Rock, Area 51, Presidential Candidates, and Book Tours | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Aug 01 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by author and longtime 'BS Podcast' guest Chuck Klosterman to discuss book tours in the selfie era, ESPN's political policies, LeBron making news at his son's AAU game, Charles Manson, extraterrestrials, the ideal presidential candidate, TV, film, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The A-Rod Problem, Sox-Yanks, Confused Democrats and 16 Years of Trump With JackO. Plus: Fanatics owner Michael Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jul 30 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by JackO to discuss the MLB trade deadline, Yankees–Red Sox, A-Rod's announcing, the 2020 election, and more (4:04). Then Bill sits down with owner of Fanatics and 76ers part-owner Michael Rubin to talk about sports team ownership, player empowerment, the 2019-20 76ers, sports apparel trends, counterfeit merchandise, streamlining production, and more (56:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Summer Mailbag Plus Kevin Costner on His Best Baseball Movies, Acting Lessons, and Navigating True Superstardom | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jul 25 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons opens the NBA summer mailbag to cover who will be next year’s Pascal Siakam, Paul George–to-L.A. conspiracy theories, the underrated Warriors, and more (2:55). Then Bill sits down with actor Kevin Costner to discuss his early years in Hollywood, his career as a director, making ‘Dances With Wolves,’ ‘Bull Durham’ stories, playing sports in movies, and more (44:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Saving the NBA Calendar, the Koepka Era and Le Batard vs. ESPN. Plus: Kevin Bacon on 40 Years of Bacon Movies. | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jul 22 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons unveils his plan to save the NBA calendar, appreciates the excellence of Brooks Koepka, and talks about the recent Dan Le Batard situation at ESPN (2:24). Then Bill sits down with actor Kevin Bacon to talk about his long career in Hollywood (38:29). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • CP3’s Future, the Next Big NBA Trade, Netflix’s Swoon, and the Stream Adultery Epidemic With Kevin O’Connor, Amanda Dobbins, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jul 18 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss Chris Paul’s future in Oklahoma City, NBA summer league takeaways, Kawhi’s two-year deal, and more (1:55). Then Bill sits down with Chris Ryan and Amanda Dobbins to discuss Netflix’s regression, the looming streaming war, summer TV, and more (58:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Zach Lowe on Westbrook's Houston Reinvention, CP3 Trades, MVP Sleepers, and Dumbest NBA Teams | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jul 15 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Zach Lowe to discuss Russell Westbrook's trade to the Rockets, Chris Paul's future on the Thunder, NBA pre-agency, the top 10 NBA players, specialization vs. generalization, 2019-20 MVP speculation, a Western Conference preview, consequences of trading future draft picks, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Westbrook Traded for CP3!?!?!? Plus, Cousin Sal on NBA Futures and Kumail Nanjiani on Everything | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jul 12 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to Russell Westbrook being traded for CP3 and picks (2:22). Then, Bill is joined by Cousin Sal to talk NBA future bets, Wimbledon, Parent Corner, and more (23:24). Finally, Bill sits down with actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani to discuss stand-up comedy, 'Wrestlemania,' getting older, horror movies, deep fakes, 'Silicon Valley,' 'The Big Sick,' his new film 'Stuber' with Dave Bautista, Netflix, and more (1:06:27). Learn more about your ad choices....more

  • Best Westbrook Trades, Vegas Complaints, Kawhi Applause, Bank Heist Movies, and 'Euphoria' With Joe House and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jul 09 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to talk about Russell Westbrook trade rumors, his current value, best fits, and more (4:50). Then Bill and House connect with Shea Serrano to discuss the mastermind Kawhi Leonard, how his decision affected other teams, the the 2019-20 Western Conference, 'Hobbs & Shaw,' heist movies, and more (47:50). Finally Bill and House discuss their recent trip to Vegas for NBA summer league, casino gripes, Death Valley, and [SPOILERS] HBO's most ...more

  • The Clips Steal Kawhi and PG-13, the Battle of LA 2020, Russ's Next Team and the Swipe- Right Decade With Chris Mannix and Marc Stein | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jul 06 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by SI's Chris Mannix to discuss Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the LA Clippers, OKC's massive trade haul, a new favorite in the Western Conference, what’s next for Russell Westbrook, the Lakers’ roster additions, and more (5:44). Then Bill talks with the NYT's Marc Stein about Lakers vs. Clippers, the "swipe-right" generation of basketball players, and more (1:14:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Kawhi Sweepstakes, a Warriors Reboot, a Knicks WTF Update, and Summer Conspiracies With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jul 02 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Kawhi Leonard's options, best fits, and undetectable motivations. They talk D'Angelo Russell's addition to the Warriors , the Brooklyn free-agency sweep, the Knicks' misfortunes, the 76ers' exciting starting five, the Celtics adding Enes Kanter, Jimmy Butler to the Heat, Hassan Whiteside to the Trailblazers, mailbag questions, Gym Corner, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • KD to Brooklyn, Another Knicks Failure, Philly's Big Save, and a Crazy Day 1 With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jul 01 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to recap a wild Day 1 of NBA free agency, including the Brooklyn Nets acquiring Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan and swapping D'Angelo Russell for Kevin Durant, another miss for the Knicks, Al Horford to the 76ers, the Orlando Magic's new roster, Malcolm Brogdon to the Pacers, JJ Redick on the Pelicans, Jimmy Butler to Miami(?), the improved Utah Jazz, Kawhi Leonard's best landing spot, best available free agents, and much more! Lear...more

  • The 2019 NBA Free Agency Preview Extravaganza with Ryen Russillo: Kawhi, Butler, Kemba, Lakers, and more! | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 27 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss how Kemba Walker would fit into the Celtics' roster, the Hornets' salary mess, Kawhi Leonard as the most confusing free agent in recent NBA history, how Kevin Durant's next decision could play out, whether or not "tampering" is a real thing anymore, more Lakers trades, the Rockets focusing on Jimmy Butler, teams in the West that are one move away from being contenders, sleeper free agents, mailbag questions, and more! ...more

  • Brooklyn Steals New York, Kemba's Next Move, and July NBA Predictions With Marc Stein, Plus Michael K. Williams on Life After Omar | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 25 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Marc Stein of The New York Times to discuss NBA free agency and how, outside of two guys, no one is really sure where these players will end up. They speculate about landing spots for Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, D'Angelo Russell, Jimmy Butler, Kevin Durant, and more (2:25). Then Bill calls up his dad to say farewell to Kyrie Irving one last time and briefly discuss the Celtics' draft (1:00:00). Finally, Bill sits down with actor Michael...more

  • Bill Hader on 'Barry' and Common on John Wick, Kanye, Chicago, and Hoops | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 24 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with actor Bill Hader to talk 'Barry,' blending comedy and drama, the NBA Finals, sports-talk shows, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with rapper/actor Common about 'John Wick,' playing a hitman in multiple movies, rappers crossing over into acting, Chicago, the NBA, Celebrity All-Star games, Kanye West, and more (43:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Draft Reactions, Pelicans Party, and THE Worst NBA Owner With Joe House, Plus Michael McDonald | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 21 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to rehash the Pelicans-Lakers trade and point out the winners and losers of the 2019 NBA draft (2:37). Then Bill sits down with the king of Yacht Rock, Michael McDonald, to discuss playing with Steely Dan, his time with the Doobie Brothers, heartbreak songs, his solo career, his summer tour with Chaka Khan, and more (1:25:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The NBA's Wackiest Decade, the CP3 Conundrum, Boston Falls Apart, and Fantasy Baseball Sucks With Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 19 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss the changes in the NBA from 2010 to 2019, starting with "The Decision," Twitter, media access, player movement, and more (4:10). Then Bill sits down with his old friend and fantasy baseball team co-owner Kevin Hench to discuss Kyrie Irving "ghosting" the Celtics, the Chris Paul trade-request rumor, the Stanley Cup Final, fantasy baseball misery, Patriots 2019-20 predictions, and more (44:30). Learn more about your ad c...more

  • The AD Trade, Next Lakers Moves, Zion's Rosy Future, and Saving the Knicks and Warriors with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 17 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the massive trade between the Pelicans and the Lakers, who won the trade, what the Lakers need now, how Zion Williamson will fit with the new Pelicans roster, Klutch Sports, and more (1:35). Then they discuss Kevin Durant's future, the possibility of the Warriors retaining him, New York basketball courting him (1:26:55), mailbag questions, Gym Corner, and more (1:53:57). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcast...more

  • Toronto's Kooky Title, Klay Goes Down, KD's Future, and an Interview With Adam Scott | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 14 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons recaps Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Toronto's first ever NBA title, Golden State's injuries, Toronto's sound game plan, what Kevin Durant's next year may look like, and more (1:45). Then Bill sits down with actor Adam Scott to talk about the first year of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'; making 'Step Brothers,' 'Party Down,' and 'Big Little Lies'; the end of 'Game of Thrones', Hollywood stories; and more (48:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.co...more

  • KD Gets Hurt and the Warriors Dig Deep in an Unforgettable Game 5 … So Now What? With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 11 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to recap a roller coaster of a Game 5, KD’s injury, Kawhi’s impressive play, a depleted Warriors bench, a dangerous Raptors squad, Game 6 implications, how KD’s injury may affect free agency, Gym Corner, the Stanley Cup final, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Emergency Kawhi/Raptors/WTF Saturday Pod with Joe House, Plus Andy Ruiz Jr. Stops By | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 08 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to recap game 4 of the NBA Finals, Kawhi’s historic playoff run, game 5 predictions, NBA Summer moves, and more (2:05). Then Bill sits down with boxing heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. to talk about his exhilarating fight with Anthony Joshua, his fight prep, the rematch, and more (1:02:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Toronto Takes Charge, One-Man Curry, Kyrie's Future, and the Rest Fallacy With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 06 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to recap Game 3 of the NBA Finals, examine the argument for "rest," brand the Kawhi trade an all-timer, answer mailbag questions, revisit Gym Corner, give out Finals predictions, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Chuck Klosterman on the NBA Finals, Stern vs. Silver, 'Fleabag,' Matthew Boling, and Obsessed 'Game of Thrones' Fans | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 04 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to revel in NBA Finals story lines and subplots, compare commissioners David Stern and Adam Silver, and more (2:25). Then, they discuss high school track star Matthew Boling (1:03:50), 'Fleabag' Season 2, and outraged 'Game of Thrones' fans (1:20:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Boogie Rescue, All Hail Andy Ruiz, the Feel-Good Yankees, and Game 2 Overreactions With Joe House, Kevin Clark, and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Jun 03 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Game 2 takeaways and Game 3 questions in the NBA Finals (3:15). Then Bill talks to Kevin Clark about Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua's stunning loss, and the rematch people already want (41:48). Finally Bill calls up his old friend JackO to talk Red Sox struggles, the flourishing Yankees, 2020 election speculations, and more (1:13:43). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Siakam Game, Warriors Overreactions, a Post-'Thrones' Life, and AEW Battles WWE With Joe House, Mallory Rubin, and David Shoemaker | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 31 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House immediately after the Toronto Raptors beat the Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals to discuss what went wrong for the Warriors, what went right for the Raptors, Game 2 speculation, and more (3:00). Then Bill sits down with Mallory Rubin a week and a half removed from the end of 'Game of Thrones' to discuss the ending of the show one final time (35:45). Finally, Bill talks with David Shoemaker about AEW as a competitor to WWE, their succes...more

  • Kawhi vs. All-Timers, NBA Finals Narratives, Revisionist Trade History, and MORE Lakers Chaos With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 29 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Toronto Raptors winning four consecutive games to win the Eastern Conference finals, Kawhi Leonard's enormous performance, what happened to the Bucks, and more (1:50). They talk NBA Finals subplots, MVP odds and narratives (1:02:55), answer mailbag questions, and address yet another situation coming from the Lakers' camp (1:45:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • KD in Limbo, All-NBA Arguments, and the Dangers of Sports Specialization With Kevin O'Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and 'Range' Author David Epstein | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 23 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor and Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the All-NBA teams, the Warriors with and without KD, Bucks-Raptors, what's sure to be a wild NBA offseason, fake trades, and more (4:45). Then Bill sits down with David Epstein, author of 'Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World,' to talk about the benefits of delaying specialization in young athletes, looking at training and practicing differently, testing for talent, PEDs, HGH, and more (...more

  • Giannis Got Freaked, the Re-Lovable Warriors, Lakers Chaos, and 'Thrones' Complaints With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 22 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk Bucks-Raptors Game 4 (2:25), the Warriors sweeping the Trail Blazers without Kevin Durant (39:50), Magic Johnson's comments about the Lakers front office (1:32:30), and one final edition of [SPOILERS] 'Throne Game' (1:50:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Does GSW Need KD? Plus, No More 'Thrones,' Brooks Was Here, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 20 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk Bucks-Raptors Game 3, the Warriors-Trail Blazers series, NBA Finals odds (2:19), the PGA Championship, WWE's 'Money in the Bank,' Parent Corner (48:50), and Throne Game [SPOILERS] for the 'Game of Thrones' series finale (1:09:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 2019 Zion Hype vs. 2003 LeBron Hype, Beyonce vs. Adele, and the Death of Albums With Joe House and Zane Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 17 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the NBA lottery draw, (unlikely) options for Zion, whether anyone can trade for Anthony Davis, fake trades, and a PGA Tour check-in (4:25). Then Bill sits down with DJ, record producer, and host of Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, Zane Lowe, to discuss the rise and fall of music platforms, parenthood, Zane's music journey, and more. They talk indie rock, hip-hop, pop, yacht rock, and more (46:55). Learn more about your ad cho...more

  • Reliving The Zion Sweepstakes and Heartbroken Knicks Fans With Ryen Russillo and Brian Koppelman | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 15 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for The Ringer's 2019 NBA draft lottery show. They talk about draft karma, team needs leading up to the lottery, and cover some winners and losers after the picks are set (4:15). Then Bill calls up his old friend and diehard Knicks fan Brian Koppelman to discuss his thoughts about the Knicks likely missing out on Zion Williamson with the third overall pick (1:37:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc...more

  • Kawhi Kills Philly, No KD, No Problem, Houston's Curse, and Throne Game With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 13 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to sum up Round 2 of the NBA playoffs. They talk Raptors-76ers, Kawhi's awesome shot, Embiid's minutes, what the 76ers will look like next year, and more. They discuss Nuggets–Trail Blazers, CJ McCollum's big night, and players Denver might attract next season. They recap Rockets-Warriors, another tough break for Harden, the Warriors without KD, and more (2:25). Then they answer some mailbag questions (1:19:30) before revisiting Throne...more

  • KD's Out, Kyrie's Leaving, and Jeselnik Is Still Funny—With Bill's Dad, Sean Grande, and Anthony Jeselnik | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 09 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his dad to talk about the Rockets letting another playoff game slip through their fingers and the end of the Celtics' season (2:50). Then they are joined by longtime Celtics radio play-by-play announcer Sean Grande to reexamine Boston's season, where it went wrong, and why it couldn't be fixed (25:30). Finally Bill sits down with comedian Anthony Jeselnik to discuss edgy tweets, comedy roasts, gambling, sports, Jesilnik's new Netflix comedy special ...more

  • Embiid vs. Simmons, Scorched Flat Earth, Magic's Tweets, and Throne Game With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 08 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Joe House and Ryen Russillo to talk 76ers-Raptors, Joel Embiid's inconsistency, Ben Simmons's struggles, and what the 76ers might look like next season. They also talk Warriors-Rockets—including Eric Gordon's impact and the Warriors' depleted bench—Celtics-Bucks, and more (2:45). Then they answer some mailbag questions and guess Magic Johnson tweets (1:08:00), before revisiting Throne Game with Ryen [SPOILERS] for 'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episo...more

  • NBA Overreactions, Jokic Love, Curry’s Struggles, in Search of Ben Simmons, and Throne Game With Joe House

    May 06 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his longtime pal Joe House to discuss every NBA playoff matchup, with topics including Jaylen Brown’s value vs. Jayson Tatum’s, the Rockets' struggles, Denver’s persistence, and more. They also ask what Ben Simmons is doing and what is happening to Steph Curry (3:05). Then, Bill and House recap [SPOILERS] 'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 4 (1:35:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Houston Blew It, KD Is Weirdly Underrated, and Cobra Kai Rules With Dan Devine and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 02 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ringer staff writer Dan Devine to talk about Round 2 of the NBA playoffs including the Rockets' struggles against the Warriors, Playoff Harden, the Rockets no. 2 guy, Kevin Durant's impact, the 76ers battling back against the Raptors, and more (3:35). Then, Bill talks with Shea Serrano about the upcoming film 'John Wick 3,' and the ending of [SPOILERS] 'Cobra Kai' Season 2 (1:12:54). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/...more

  • NBA Then and Now With Jackie MacMullan, Plus Brian Kenny on Boxing's Surprising Resurgence | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    May 01 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by sportswriter and 'Around the Horn' costar Jackie MacMullan to tell some incredible NBA stories about the past and present, the shift in sports reporting, the NBA playoffs, the 3-point revolution, and more (2:35). Then Bill talks with MLB Network host and DAZN boxing play-by-play announcer Brian Kenny about the upcoming Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs fight, boxing's return to the spotlight, why there are so many boxing titles, all-time boxing match...more

  • KD's Epic Run, NBA Super-Whiners, Fear the North, and Throne Game With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 29 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Spurs' playoff exit, Rockets-Warriors, Bucks-Celtics, Blazers-Nuggets, and more. They talk about the surge in players complaining about the referees and Kawhi Leonard and his impressive performance against the 76ers; they share the latest Gym Corner, answer mailbag questions (3:30), and [SPOILERS] recap 'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 3 (1:45:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch...more

  • RIP John Havlicek, NFL Draft Highlights, and an Overdue Hang With Desus and Mero | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 26 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his dad after Round 1 of the NFL draft to discuss the Giants' curious sixth overall pick, the Redskins' picking up Dwayne Haskins Jr., and other draft moves before they pay homage to the late John Havlicek (2:30). Then Bill sits down with Showtime's Desus and Mero to talk New York sports, NBA playoffs, fans vs. players, Coachella, making a TV show, Twitter beef, and more (37:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch...more

  • Ralph Macchio on 'The Karate Kid' and 'Cobra Kai,' Plus Michael Lewis on 'Moneyball,' Moreyball, and Sports Parents | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 24 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by actor Ralph Macchio to discuss his career, his first break in 'Eight Is Enough,' working with the star-studded cast of 'The Outsiders,' his meteoric rise in the 'The Karate Kid,' and a delightful return to that world in 'Cobra Kai.' They also talk '80s movies, the NHL, MLB, and more (3:39). Then Bill sits down with writer Michael Lewis to talk about 'Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,' how baseball has changed, being a sports parent, the ...more

  • Dame vs. Russ, Harden vs. KD, The Boston Slam, Surly Press Conferences and Throne Game with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 22 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the best NBA player matchups in the playoffs so far, the Thunder’s loss to the Trailblazers, Russell Westbrook's impact on Oklahoma City, 76ers-Nets, changing up the postgame locker room press model, round two playoff hopes, and more (4:15). Then Bill and Ryen answer some mailbag questions about Tiger Woods, NBA conspiracies among others (1:32:32), followed by Gym Corner (1:42:15) and a [SPOILERS] 'Game of Thrones' recap of ...more

  • Daryl Morey on Ruining Basketball and the Surging Rockets, Plus Van Lathan and Rembert Browne on Nipsey Hussle's Legacy | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 19 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Daryl Morey to discuss the Rockets' impressive start to the NBA playoffs, James Harden's progression, the 3-point revolution, and more (2:48). Then, Bill runs through the Patriots' 2019 schedule, some NFL over/unders, and things to watch out for this weekend in the NBA playoffs (29:07). Finally, Bill sits down with TMZ's Van Lathan and writer Rembert Browne to talk about Nipsey Hussle, his legacy, how he's inspired today's cultural leaders to uplift...more

  • Bad Warriors Omens and Trevor Noah's First BS Interview | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 17 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to talk about the Warriors blowing a 31-point lead at home to the Clippers (1:50). Then Bill sits down with comedian and host of 'The Daily Show,' Trevor Noah, to talk about the state of the "talk show" platform, the rise of digital media, taking over 'The Daily Show' in 2015, learning from Jon Stewart, sports, some of their favorite interviews, outrage culture, Trevor's new podcast, and more (26:43). Learn more about your ad c...more

  • Tiger Gets GOATy, 76ers Panic Watch, NBA Overreactions, and 'Game of Thrones' for Dummies with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 15 2019

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryan Russillo to discuss Tiger Woods’ return to glory after winning the 2019 Masters (3:54). Then Bill and Ryen recap game 1 of the first round of the NBA playoffs; Including a shaky start for the Raptors, the Nuggets loss to the Spurs, a bad matchup for the 76ers, and more (36:25), followed by some mailbag questions, Gym Corner (1:34:09), and a [SPOILER ALERT] recap of 'Game of Thrones' season 8, episode 1 (1:53:00). Learn more about your ad...more

  • The NBA Awards and Playoff Preview Extravaganza with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 12 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Ryen Russillo at the end of another wild NBA regular season to hand out the MVP award and make their picks for All-NBA teams, playoff upsets, gambling odds, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Magic Johnson WTF Emergency Pod! Plus Wade's Last Dance With Chris Mannix and Stugotz | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 10 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by SI's Chris Mannix to discuss Magic Johnson's impromptu resignation as the Lakers' president of basketball operations (4:05). Then Bill talks with Stugotz of 'The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz' about the tortured NY sports fan bases, Dwyane Wade's retirement, the NBA playoffs, and more (56:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Remembering Dirk Nowitzki's Incredible Career With Marc Stein | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 09 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons recaps his weekend at NXT and 'WrestleMania 35' in New York with his son Ben (2:55). Then, Bill is joined by Marc Stein of The New York Times to discuss Dirk Nowitzki's career as one of the best power forwards to ever play the game (11:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Harden vs. Giannis, Wizards Pain, a Colin Farrell Interview, and 'WrestleMania' Predictions With Joe House, Chris Ryan, and "The Wild Animal" Ben Simmons | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 05 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Wizards firing Ernie Grunfeld, a revitalized Gordon Hayward, MVP check-in and more (4:53). Then Bill sits down with Chris Ryan and Colin Farrell to talk about Farrell's meteoric rise in the early 2000s, sports movies, accent work, and some of Farrell's movies, including 'In Bruges,' 'Total Recall,' 'Minority Report,' and 'Miami Vice' (57:00). Finally, Bill talks with his son, Ben, to preview 'WrestleMania 35' (1:47:18). ...more

  • Catching Up With John Skipper | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 03 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his good friend and former boss John Skipper, current executive chairman of DAZN, to discuss their time together at ESPN in the 2000s. They discuss ESPN the Magazine, acquiring television rights, Mobile ESPN, '30 for 30,' Grantland, Bill's departure from ESPN, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Zion's Trade Value, Wade's Farewell Tour, OKC's Collapse, and Gym Nudists With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Apr 02 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk Zion Williamson's optimal NBA team, Dwyane Wade's farewell tour, playoff check-in, the Thunder's dismal stretch of games, mailbag, Gym Corner, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 500th Episode, With Bill Hader and a Surprise First-Time Guest | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 29 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bill Hader to talk HBO's new season of "Barry", SNL stories, favorite films, getting old, the NBA and more (4:40) Then, for the first time EVER, Bill calls up *** ***, to tell some incredible stories (1:19:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 2019 Zion vs. 2007 KD, Aaron Judge for MVP, the 2019 Masters, and Trump vs. Biden With Joe House and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 27 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to talk Bryce Harper, the 2019 Masters, golf story lines, the NBA, and more (6:25). Then Bill calls up JackO to talk MLB, early MVP bets, March Madness, James Dolan, 2020 presidential odds, and more (53:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Gronk's Gone, the Zion Zone, Harden vs. Giannis, and NBA Playoff Fixes With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 25 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Rob Gronkowski's retirement, Duke almost losing in March Madness, Trae Young vs. Luka Doncic for ROY, Harden vs. Giannis for MVP, NBA playoff matchups, mailbag questions, "Gym Corner," and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Ben Stiller on 'Tropic Thunder,' Comedy in 2019, the Knicks, and His Biggest Career Lessons, Plus Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 22 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ben Stiller to discuss his new Showtime series 'Escape at Dannemora,' and making films including 'Reality Bites,' 'The Cable Guy,' 'Something About Mary,' 'Meet The Parents,' and 'Zoolander.' They talk about the difficulty of pursuing comedy in 2019, tortured Knicks fandom, and more (3:50). Then Bill calls up his dad to discuss Joel Embiid's dominance, the Celtics' playoffs hopes, the Patriots' free agency, and more (1:28:25). Learn more abou...more

  • LeBron vs. Johnny Bananas, the Fall of the Giants, and a 'Triple Frontier' Review With Dave Jacoby, Kevin Clark, and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 20 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss a crazy month for the NY Giants as well as other offseason moves (3:00). Then Bill calls up his old pal Dave Jacoby to talk reality TV, LeBron James vs. Johnny Bananas, Jalen Rose, and more (34:15). Finally Bill talks with Shea Serrano about the Spurs' nine-game win streak and the new Netflix film 'Triple Frontier' [WARNING: SPOILERS] (1:21:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Free-Market Zion, the Madness Lap, Philly's Talent Glut, and Club Alpha Dogs With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 18 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the yearly sports lap, March Madness, Zion Williamson and sports activists, NBA playoff projections, a deep MVP race, All-NBA teams, mailbag questions, a new edition of "Gym Corner," and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Sports Repodders on James Dolan, Dan Jenkins, Best Sports Books, and a Friendlier Media | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 15 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay to discuss sportswriters of old, Twitter's role in changing the media landscape, unhappy players, James Dolan and other curious team owners, the college admissions scandal, the greatest sports books, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Cinderella Clippers, Mailbag Questions, TSA Stories and Gym Corner with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 13 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the rise of Steve Ballmer's Clippers, the Lakers' meltdown, free-agency factors, what-if playoff matchups, mailbag questions, and a new segment called 'Gym Corner.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • OKC-GSW Game 6, 2016: A Special Sports Rewatchables With Chris Ryan and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 11 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Joe House to revisit Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference finals (also known as "The Klay Game"), complete with the most rewatchable sequences, what-ifs, half-assed internet research, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Fence-Jumping Virgin Bachelor, Zion's Return and LeBron in Tank Mode with Juliet Litman, Mark Titus, Kevin O'Connor, Haley O'Shaughnessy, and Danny Chau | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 08 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Juliet Litman to talk about 'The Bachelor' jumping the fence and The Ringer's new Hulu show 'Can I Steal You For a Second?' (3:00). Then Bill talks with Mark Titus about Zion Williamson, the NCAA debate, LeBron's Ohio impact, and more (23:00). Finally Bill sits down with Kevin O'Connor, Haley O'Shaughnessy, and Danny Chau to discuss the Sloan conference, the worst possible landing spots for Zion, Celtics bonding, Warriors' playoff threats, LeBron Ja...more

  • Kyler Murray–vs.–Josh Rosen; RIP, Luke Perry; and the Last 'Sopranos' Episode With Robert Mays and Alan Sepinwall | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 06 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Robert Mays to discuss Kyler Murray, the Arizona Cardinals, and what could happen to Josh Rosen, as well as Le'Veon Bell's possible landing spots (12:45). Then Bill talks to Rolling Stone's Alan Sepinwall, author of 'The Sopranos Sessions,' about Luke Perry, 'Beverly Hills 90210,' revisiting the 'Sopranos' ending, and more (54:43). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Celtics' Collapse, LeBron's Next Move, and Adam Silver's Concerns, With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Mar 04 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about the Boston Celtics' downhill tumble and how we got here after penciling them in for the Finals last summer, the Lakers-LeBron soap opera, and NBA commissioner Adam Silver's concerns for the new generation of players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Jason Witten Error, Bryce's Big Deal and the Trump Zone With Bryan Curtis and Bill's Buddy JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Feb 28 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss Jason Witten's return to the NFL from the ESPN 'Monday Night Football' booth (6:20). Then Bill calls up his buddy JackO to talk Bryce Harper's mega-millions deal with the Phillies, Manny Machado to the Padres, the 2020 presidential race, Robert Kraft, and more (39:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • LeBron's Depressing Lakers Future and the Best Playoff Matchups With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 487)

    Feb 26 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Lakers' trying times, next year's free agents, projected playoff matchups, Dirk Nowitzki's farewell tour, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bad Oscars Beats, Zion's Future, Lakers Chaos, and Kraft's Shame With Cousin Sal and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 486)

    Feb 25 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Cousin Sal to discuss Bill and Sal's 2019 Oscars bets, golf futures, and more (3:00). Then Bill and House talk NBA playoffs, the MVP race, Lakers coaching buzz, Zion Williamson's injury, NCAA alternatives, and Robert Kraft (32:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Trading Antonio Brown, Donaghy Scandal 2.0, and the 2014 5-Year Oscars with Mallory Rubin, Kevin Clark, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 485)

    Feb 21 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark and Mallory Rubin to discuss possible landing spots for Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, Kyler Murray and more (3:40). Then Bill talks with Chris Ryan about the Ringer article, "NBA Take Meter: The Stretch Run, Part 1" as well as ESPN's Tim Donaghy report (43:45). Finally Sean Fennessey joins Bill and Chris to revisit the 2014 Oscars 5 years later to dole out some cinematic justice (1:03:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit po...more

  • All-Star Weekend Buzz, the Ludicrous A.D. Saga, and a Surprising Knicks Scoop With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 484)

    Feb 18 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk NBA All-Star Weekend, some interesting angles in the Anthony Davis situation, NBA ownership, titillating Knicks buzz, All-NBA front-runners, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Bob Arum on Ali's GOAT-ness, Hagler-Hearns, Evel Knievel, and Battling Don King | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 483)

    Feb 15 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum to discuss his unorthodox start in boxing, some incredible stories about Muhammad Ali, Elijah Muhammad, Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Durán, Don King, and Evel Knievel, wise guys, the FBI, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 'Game of Thrones' Odds, the NBA's Turbulent East, and the Tanking Knicks With Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion, and Kevin O'Connor | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 482)

    Feb 13 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the top of the Eastern Conference heading into All-Star Weekend, including the 76ers, Celtics, Bucks, and Raptors (2:10). Then Bill sits down with 'Binge Mode' cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin to talk about Joe Flacco's exit from the Baltimore Ravens, the Knicks successfully tanking, and some gambling odds for the final season of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' (52:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podca...more

  • Chris Bosh on the Anthony Davis Saga, KG's Trash-Talking, and the Player Empowerment Era | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 481)

    Feb 11 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh to discuss the events surrounding Anthony Davis and the trade deadline, player empowerment and the pros and cons that come with it, playing against NBA legends including Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and Brook Lopez, globalization of NBA talent, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Trade-Deadline Extravaganza With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 480)

    Feb 07 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo in the closing hour of the NBA trade deadline to talk Lakers, 76ers, and a whole bunch more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Big Spike Lee Sit-down, Plus NBA Trade Value 2.0 | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 479)

    Feb 06 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Bill's updated Trade Value column including new spots for Paul George, Luka Doncic, De'Aaron Fox, Ben Simmons, and Deandre Ayton among others (3:00). Then Bill sits down with legendary director Spike Lee to talk basketball conspiracies, the Porzingis trade, stories from courtside, and films including 'Do the Right Thing,' 'Malcolm X,' '25th Hour,' 'He Got Game,' 'BlacKkKlansman,' and more (39:50). Learn more about your ad...more

  • Patriots Victory Party No. 6 With a Bored and Horrified Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 478)

    Feb 04 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the prop-bet-busting Super Bowl performance by the Patriots and the Rams, the national anthem run-time controversy, questions surrounding Todd Gurley, some Patriots apologies by Bill, Parent Corner, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Super Bowl LIII Bets and Props With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 477)

    Feb 01 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to finalize their wagers before Super Bowl Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Porzingis Trade WTF Emergency Pod With Sean Fennessey, Jason Concepcion, Chris Ryan, and Justin Verrier | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 476)

    Jan 31 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Justin Verrier, and Knicks fans Sean Fennessey and Jason Concepcion for an emergency pod to try and sift through the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Chuck Klosterman on Romo's Big Moment, The Fyre Festival, 3-Pointers and Serial Killers | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 475)

    Jan 30 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his longtime pal Chuck Klosterman to discuss Super Bowl week, the next generation of sports announcers, sports evolution, documentaries including: 'Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened,' 'Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,' and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • AD's Trade Request, Plus Steven Soderbergh on 30 Years of Making Movies | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 474)

    Jan 28 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks Anthony Davis's request for a trade from New Orleans, and how the Lakers have a unique opportunity to land him before the summer (2:22). Then Bill sits down at Sundance Film Festival with filmmaking legend Steven Soderbergh to talk about his first trip to Sundance in 1989 with 'Sex, Lies, and Videotape,' making the 'Ocean's' movies, shooting on iPhones, his new film 'High Flying Bird,' sports movies, what the future may hold for film, and more (28:45). ...more

  • Harden's 82-Point Quest, Best Oscar Films, and Warren Beatty Foreshadows the 2019 Rams With Shea Serrano, Wesley Morris, and Jason Gay | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 473)

    Jan 25 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Shea Serrano to talk about James Harden's unbelievable play (2:20) before talking with Jason Gay about 'Heaven Can Wait' and the suspicious parallels between the film and Super Bowl LIII (25:30). Finally, Bill calls up Wesley Morris to check in on the Oscars race (1:04:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Plus JackO's Sports Hell Continues | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 472)

    Jan 23 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey to discuss Twitter's origins, the birth of the #hashtag and @ symbol, NBA Twitter, new technologies, Twitter reform, and much more (2:15). Then Bill calls up his buddy JackO to discuss Tom Brady, the New England Patriots almost moving to Hartford, Connecticut, some questionable decisions by the Yankees' front office, and Donald Trump's presidency (1:28:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcast...more

  • Worst Call Ever! Another Pats Miracle! Cousin Sal's New Gambling Rock Bottom! | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 471)

    Jan 21 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams, the infamous no-call, Sal's unfortunate bet, and Parent Corner (2:25). Then Bill sits down with his dad on the heels of yet another Patriots Super Bowl appearance to shamelessly revisit the Patriots' win over the Chiefs, apologize to Rex Burkhead, and more (1:17:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Aaron Sorkin, a Potential Rams-Pats Sequel, Kyrie's Leadership, and Million Dollar NFL Picks With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 470)

    Jan 18 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Kyrie Irving's leadership and recent criticism of the Boston Celtics, and Bill's million dollar bets for the NFL conference championships (2:20). Then, Bill sits down with legendary screenwriter, director, and playwright Aaron Sorkin to discuss his unique writing origins and some of his most famous work, including 'A Few Good Men,' 'The West Wing,' 'Sports Night,' 'The Social Network,' his new play on Broadway, and more (55:00)....more

  • Harden's Tear, Panic Buttons, and Midseason All-NBA Teams With Zach Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 469)

    Jan 16 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his old pal, ESPN's Zach Lowe, to talk panic-button NBA teams coming up on the trade deadline, intriguing NBA trade possibilities, midseason All-NBA front-runners, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Pats Are Rejuvenated, Round 3 Lines, and Big Dick Nick Falls Short With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 468)

    Jan 14 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk Cowboys-Rams, Patriots-Chargers, Colts-Chiefs, and Saints-Eagles (2:15), before guessing conference championship lines and a new edition of 'Parent Corner' (43:12). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA All-Stars, Round 2 Upsets, and 'The Sopranos' 20 Years Later, With Joe House and Alan Sepinwall | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 467)

    Jan 11 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to talk first-team All-NBA players (2:50), and then a little Friday Rollin' NFL playoff picks (35:50). Then Bill talks with Rolling Stone's Alan Sepinwall about 'The Sopranos' on its 20th anniversary, and Alan's new book, 'The Sopranos Sessions,' cowritten with David Chase and Matt Zoller Seitz (1:12:05). Finally, Bill calls up his dad to get his thoughts on the Patriots-Chargers matchup in the AFC divisional playoff on Sunday (1:39:50). ...more

  • The Oscars Race, 'Anchorman,’ 'SNL,' 'Step Brothers,' and 'Vice' With Adam McKay and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep 466)

    Jan 09 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey to recap the Golden Globes and keep an eye on the Oscars race (2:14). Then Bill sits down with director and screenwriter Adam McKay to discuss his time at 'SNL,' comedic film eras, teaming up with Will Ferrell, Funny or Die, making 'Anchorman,' 'Step Brothers,' 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,' 'The Big Short,' and 'Succession,' as well as his new film 'Vice' starring Christian Bale (26:30). Learn more about your a...more

  • The Double Doink Game, NFL Gambling Wounds, Round 2 Lines, and TSA Troubles With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 465)

    Jan 07 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk Cowboys-Seahawks, the agonizing Bears-Eagles game, and the rest of wild-card weekend (2:40), before guessing the lines for the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs (49:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Round 1 NFL Playoff Extravaganza With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 464)

    Jan 04 2019

    HBO's and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk wild-card-weekend lines, (un)trustworthy quarterbacks, matchup futures bets, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Steelers Dysfunction and an Anthony Davis–Ben Simmons Trade Idea With Kevin Clark and Kevin O'Connor | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 463)

    Jan 02 2019

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the drama in Pittsburgh between the Steelers and Antonio Brown, whether superstar receivers are the key to a Super Bowl team, coaches with too long/short of a leash, and more (3:55). Then Bill sits down with Kevin O'Connor to talk about potential Anthony Davis trades, Kyrie Irving's season, the Wizards' best course of action, and much more (47:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Round 1 Lines, Foles 4 Life, Week 17 Losers, and Blood Diamond 2 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 462)

    Dec 31 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Steelers-Bengals, Ravens-Browns, Bears-Vikings, and Cowboys-Giants, along with some Week 17 losers (2:25). They then guess the NFL lines for Round 1 of the playoffs (37:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 'Parent Corner' 2018 Special Edition | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 461)

    Dec 28 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons presents every parent corner with Cousin Sal from weeks one through seventeen of the 2018 NFL season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Sports Repodders: Year-End Edition With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 460)

    Dec 26 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay to discuss Bryan's article about how Fox stole the NFL from CBS and how it may happen again, NBA gameplay vs. NBA drama, sports gambling, player podcasts, award shows, paywalls, and much more.'The Great NFL Heist: How Fox Paid for and Changed Football Forever' by Bryan Curtis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Lamar Jackson, Fantasy Dissension, NFL Playoff Scenarios, and a Holiday Parent Corner With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 459)

    Dec 24 2018

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the gambling implications of the playoff picture solidifying, resolving fantasy football controversies, and reasons why the Patriots should have drafted Lamar Jackson (2:39). Then, they guess the NFL lines for Week 17 (34:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Trade Value, Foles Saves Philly, and Farewell Josh Gordon With Joe House and Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 458)

    Dec 21 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with a slightly tipsy Joe House about his brand-new NBA trade values piece on TheRinger.com and NFL million-dollar bets before Bill calls up his dad to talk about the end of Josh Gordon's NFL season, Patriots problems, a Boston Celtics check-in, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Chuck Klosterman on Baker Mayfield, Philip Rivers, the Clinton Affair, Trump vs. Goodell, and Much More | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 457)

    Dec 19 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to talk Amazon and Netflix growth, changing football, the NFL rookie class, outrage culture, the next great athlete commentator, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Pats and Cowboys Suck, Fantasy Football Sucks, and Gambling Sucks With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 456)

    Dec 17 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to wrap up a bad day of betting. They discuss Seahawks-49ers, Rams-Eagles, Patriots-Steelers, Cowboys-Colts, Chargers-Chiefs, and the playoff picture (2:20). Then they guess the NFL lines for Week 16, and bring in Bill's son, Ben, for this week's Parent Corner (51:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Michelin Ratings With Shea Serrano, Kathryn Hahn on the Harden Trade (?), and Million Dollar NFL Picks | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 455)

    Dec 14 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Shea Serrano to talk about the mediocre Spurs, Western Conference playoff teams, whether NBA players got Michelin stars, and prison movies (3:05). Then Bill gives out some million dollar NFL bets (32:10) before sitting down with actress Kathryn Hahn to discuss her acting origins, 'Step Brothers,' 'Bad Moms,' raising kids, the Harden trade, and more (48:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kevin Durant VI: KD on Zion and Giannis, 2018 Surprises, Media Dealings, Legacies, Summer Plans and More | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 454)

    Dec 12 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with NBA Finals MVP, Kevin Durant to talk Zion and Giannis, 2018 surprises, media dealings, legacies, summer plans and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Pats-Cowboys Body Switch, Saquon for MVP, and Elf on the Shelf Chaos With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 453)

    Dec 10 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up Cousin Sal to discuss the Miami Miracle, the Rams' loss to the Bears, the Cowboys' win streak, and the NFL playoff picture (2:10), before guessing the Week 15 lines (41:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NFL Teasers, Best Sports Movies, and Hollywood Talk With Jason Reitman and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 452)

    Dec 07 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up Joe House to make some ambitious NFL bets (2:58) before sitting down with director Jason Reitman to talk about the Gary Hart story and his new film, 'The Front Runner,' getting unique films made in Hollywood, sports movies, and more (34:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Luka Does Dallas, AD's Future, and the Fultz Fiasco with Marc Stein and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 451)

    Dec 05 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his first ever podcast guest, and NY Times sports reporter, Marc Stein to discuss Luka Doncic's red hot NBA start, Dirk Nowitzki in the Dallas sports pantheon, Anthony Davis, and contemporary sports journalism (3:33). Then Bill sits down with The Ringer's own Chris Ryan to discuss the recent Markelle Fultz news (1:22:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • McCarthy's Gone and Goodell Won't Leave, Plus Super Bowl Sleepers and Week 14 Lines with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 450)

    Dec 03 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Cousin Sal about Mike McCarthy's firing after the Packers' loss to the Cardinals, a puzzlingly close game between the Chiefs and the Raiders, the Kareem Hunt story, NFL Playoffs, and Roger Goodell's lackluster performance as NFL commissioner (2:19 ), before they guess the NFL week 14 lines (51:48). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Million-Dollar NFL Picks, Stand-up Comedy, and Teen Culture Watch With Mallory Rubin, Jeff Ross, Dave Attell, and Bill's Daughter | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 449)

    Nov 29 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin to talk Ravens football and Bill's Week 13 gambling picks (02:45), then Bill sits down with comic legends Dave Attell and Jeff Ross to discuss their new Netflix series 'Bumping Mics,' their favorite roasts, the evolution of comedy in a changing America, and more (33:45). Finally, Bill checks in with his daughter Zoe on teen culture by way of Netflix, TV, movies, books, and more (01:29:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...more

  • The NBA's Best Players Through 20 Games With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 448)

    Nov 28 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to examine a puzzling NBA season. They put in way-too-early ballots for first- and second-team All-NBA after 20 games, generate fake trades, and try to figure out Western Conference playoff implications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Rodgers Recession, Tiger vs. Phil, 'Creed 2', and Week 13 Lines with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 447)

    Nov 26 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Packers loss to the Vikings, Panthers-Seahawks, and NFL playoff picture, before they guess the NFL lines for week 13. They wrap up with reactions to Tiger vs Phil, 'Creed 2', and Parent Corner.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Michael B. Jordan Plus Best NBA Rookies, Wizards Chaos, Tiger/Phil, and NFL Picks With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 446)

    Nov 22 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up his buddy Joe House to talk struggling NBA teams, NBA rookies, the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson pay-per-view event, and NFL picks (3:20). Then Bill sits down with actor Michael B. Jordan to talk 'Black Panther,' his new film 'Creed II,' upcoming projects, and more (1:02:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Remembering William Goldman With Brian Koppelman, Mike Lupica, Sean Fennessey, and Wesley Morris | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 445)

    Nov 20 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons enlists the help of Brian Koppelman, Mike Lupica, Sean Fennessey, and Wesley Morris to remember the late creative legend William Goldman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Cowboys, Thanksgiving, 'Survivor Series,' and Week 12 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 444)

    Nov 19 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the surging Cowboys, Steelers-Jaguars, Bengals-Ravens, and the 2018 NFL playoff picture, before guessing the NFL lines for Week 12. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Conan O'Brien Plus KD Drama and Brees for MVP | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 443)

    Nov 16 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons revisits the KD-Draymond Green argument, gives some NFL picks, and makes the case for Drew Brees for MVP (1:55) before he is joined by late-night legend Conan O'Brien to talk archaic television formats, talk-show icons, SNL's golden age, Red Sox vs. Dodgers fans, and Conan's new podcast, 'Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend' premiering November 19 (24:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Draymond vs. KD, Embiid for MVP and the Rise of Podcasts With Malcolm Gladwell and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 442)

    Nov 14 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to talk about the Kevin Durant-Draymond Green argument, the rise of the Clippers, and Jimmy Butler's new team (2:50) before sitting down with Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his "grand unified theory of ethnic basketball," NBA thoughts, Gladwell's new music podcast with Rick Rubin called 'Broken Record,' and more (31:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Butler Trade, Dallas Survives, Trubisky Groupies, and Week 11 Lines with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 441)

    Nov 12 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal after watching a long day of football together, to discuss the Minnesota Timberwolves trading Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Cowboys squeaking past the Eagles, the Titans beat-down on the Patriots, and the Steelers' hot-streak before guessing the NFL lines for week 11. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Reviving the Clippers, Saving the Knicks, and Riding the Chiefs With Howard Beck and Robert Mays | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 440)

    Nov 09 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bleacher Report's Howard Beck to discuss the Clippers' renaissance, the Knicks' turmoil, the Warriors' dynasty, and the evolution of sports media (3:10). Then Robert Mays joins to talk about Super Bowl contenders and placing NFL wagers for Week 10 (1:03:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 'Basketball: A Love Story,' Election Day, JackO Fixes the Yankees, and Greg Kinnear | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 439)

    Nov 06 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with director and producer Dan Klores about his new, 20-hour ESPN documentary, 'Basketball: A Love Story' (3:40), before calling up his buddy JackO to talk about Election Day and fixing the Yankees, and to rub in the Red Sox's title one more time (52:25). Finally, Bill sits down with actor Greg Kinnear to discuss his pre-acting career and some of his films, including 'Stuck on You,' 'Little Miss Sunshine,' 'Sabrina,' and 'As Good As It Gets' (1:25:05). ...more

  • Streaking Saints, Weekend at Bowlesies, LeBron on Auto-Pilot, and Week 10 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 438)

    Nov 05 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up Cousin Sal to discuss the Saints defeating the Rams, the Patriots taking care of the Packers, and coaches who may be on their way out, before guessing the NFL lines for Week 10. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Anthony Davis's Future With Justin Verrier and the Atlanta Super Bowl With Rembert Browne | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 437)

    Nov 01 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Verrier to discuss the bright future of Anthony Davis and Western Conference playoff teams (3:10) before Bill sits down with Rembert Browne to discuss what Super Bowl LIII could mean to the city of Atlanta, how to salvage the halftime show, and Rembert's favorite TV shows (42:00). Finally, Bill makes some NFL picks, and gets fired up for the Bucks-Celtics matchup (1:12:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc...more

  • Rick Pitino's Comeback, the Kardashians and Hip-Hop Culture's Takeover With Charlamagne tha God, Mark Titus, and Tate Frazier | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 436)

    Oct 31 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by 'One Shining Podcast''s Mark Titus and Tate Frazier to discuss Rick Pitino and his quest for an NBA coaching job (2:23) before Bill sits down with Charlamagne tha God to discuss his new book, 'Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me,' classic movies, NBA all-time greats, Kardashian influence, hip-hop culture takeover, and more (30:25) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Boston Beats L.A., Dodger Stadium Tales, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 435)

    Oct 29 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up Cousin Sal to discuss the Boston Red Sox winning another World Series, World Series MVP candidates, and tales from Dodger Stadium, before guessing the NFL lines for week 9. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Panic Teams, Mega-Trades, and Next Summer Rumors With Brian Windhorst | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 434)

    Oct 26 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss NBA teams hitting the panic button, L.A. as the new NBA hub, next year's free agents, Trade Machine fantasies, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • World Series Thoughts Plus Hasan Minhaj | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 433)

    Oct 24 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his World Series thoughts after watching Game 1 in Fenway Park (2:00), then Bill sits down with comedian Hasan Minhaj to talk comedy, the NBA, and his new weekly Netflix series 'Patriot Act,' premiering October 28 (20:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Fights, Migos, Atlanta Hip-Hop, and Michael Myers vs. Kawhi With Quavo and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 432)

    Oct 23 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons connects with Shea Serrano to discuss 2018's biggest slasher film, 'Halloween,' check in after the first week of NBA basketball, and examine the Rockets-Lakers fight (5:20). Then Bill sits down with hip-hop superstar Quavo to talk about the Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour, Atlanta's hip-hop identity, the ideal Super Bowl LIII halftime show, the NBA, and more (56:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Feel-Good Underdog Patriots (???), a Rams Bonanza, and Week 8 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 431)

    Oct 22 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the moneyline murder that was the Chiefs-Bengals showdown, Cowboys heartbreak, and Patriots-Bears before guessing the NFL lines for Week 8. They finish up with some World Series talk and Parent Corner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Jonah Hill, Red Sox Magic, and 'A Star Is Born' on For Realsies | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 430)

    Oct 19 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to the Red Sox advancing to the 2018 World Series (5:27) before sitting down with actor and director Jonah Hill to discuss his directorial debut film 'Mid90s', working in the Apatow circle, the confusing realm of comedy, and more (23:42). Then Bill talks with his daughter, Zoe Simmons, in the latest edition of For Realsies about 'A Star Is Born' and other teen pop culture happenings (1:35:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices....more

  • Celts-76ers, Kanye's Fall, 'First Man,' and the 2017 Oscars Fiasco With Van Lathan, Damien Chazelle, Joe House, and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 429)

    Oct 17 2018

    Immediately after watching the Celtics-76ers season opener, HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and TMZ's Van Lathan to talk 2018 NBA speculations, the NBA's generational progression, nightclubs, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, and more (2:38). Then Bill sits down with Sean Fennessey and Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle to talk about his new film, 'First Man', the actual moon landing, 'La La Land,' 'Whiplash,' taking creative risks, and more (1:01:50). Learn more abou...more

  • Boston's Big Night and Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 428)

    Oct 15 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots-Chiefs shootout, the Steelers' impressive comeback against the Bengals, and the Dolphins and Bears' nail-biter finish (03:15), before they guess the NFL lines for Week 7 (39:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Guessing 2018-19 NBA Over/Unders With Joe House: The Ninth Annual Edition | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 427)

    Oct 11 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House for a preseason tradition, the ninth annual guessing of the NBA over/unders. They hit all 30 teams in one podcast, so buckle up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Next NBA MVP With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor, Plus John C. Reilly | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 426)

    Oct 10 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor about who will be the Most Valuable Player in the NBA in 2019 (2:40) before Bill sits down with actor John C. Reilly to discuss his journey from the South Side of Chicago to the silver screen. Then they talk about working with the great Paul Thomas Anderson, 'Step Brothers,' 'Boogie Nights,' Reilly's new film 'The Sisters Brothers,' and more (32:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc...more

  • The First-Coach-Fired Bowl and Guess The Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 425)

    Oct 08 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the dismal coaching matchup between the Cowboys and the Texans, a top 18 NFL power ranking, and playoff implications (3:00), before they guess the NFL Lines for week 6 (38:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Boston–New York Baseball Holy War With the Kid Mero, JackO, and Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 424)

    Oct 05 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his pal JackO to talk about the upcoming ALDS between the Red Sox and the Yankees (6:35). Then Bill calls up the Kid Mero of the Bodega Boys for more Sox-Yankees trash talk, and some NBA preview insight (32:25). Bill also gives some NFL picks (1:05:13) before calling his dad to talk about Josh Gordon and the New England Patriots, Kyrie Irving and the Celtics, and, of course, more Red Sox–Yankees (1:13:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Vi...more

  • Matt Damon on 'Good Will Hunting,' 'Rounders' and Breaking Into '90s Hollywood | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 423)

    Oct 03 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Matt Damon to discuss his journey through Hollywood with Ben Affleck, 'Rounders,' 'Goodwill Hunting,' the 1990s class of actors, baseball, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Guess the Lines Week 5 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 422)

    Oct 01 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the eventful Bengals-Falcons matchup, the Browns-Raiders shootout, and the coaching debacle that occurred during the Colts-Texans game (among others), before they guess the NFL Lines for week 5. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tiger's Comeback, McVay vs. Belichick, Ryder Cup Struggles, and NFL Wagers With Tony Kornheiser and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 421)

    Sep 28 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Tony Kornheiser to talk Tiger's comeback, the Ryder Cup, D.C. sports, and Sean McVay's L.A. Rams (4:25), before calling up Joe House for Friday Rollin'. They hit on some more Ryder Cup story lines and give their Week 4 NFL picks (33:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Jimmy Butler's Trade Saga With Kevin O'Connor, Plus Johnny Bananas on 'The Challenge' | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 420)

    Sep 27 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Jimmy Butler buzz, including questions and concerns (3:20). Then he sits down with six-time MTV 'Challenge' champion Johnny Bananas to talk his NBC show, '1st Look'; the evolution of 'The Challenge'; some of the series' legends; and more (34:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tiffany Haddish | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 419)

    Sep 26 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish about her performance origins, her upcoming projects including 'Night School,' dating after fame, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Tiger is Back! Plus Guess the Lines Week 4 With Cousin Sal and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 418)

    Sep 24 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with a fired up Joe House about Tiger Woods' first event win in 5 years (2:48). Then, Bill calls up Cousin Sal to recap another NFL Sunday including the second straight Patriots loss, the Dolphins' 3-0 start, Jimmy G's injury, another impressive Rams outing, and more before they guess the NFL Lines for week 4 (30:44). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NFL Wagers, Running TV Shows, 'The Good Place,' and 'This Is Us' With Mike Schur and Dan Fogelman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 417)

    Sep 21 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons announces a new podcast and gives some NFL picks for Week 3 before sitting down with powerhouse television showrunners Mike Schur and Dan Fogelman to talk about some of their past work, including 'The Office,' 'Parks and Rec,' 'This Is Us,' and 'The Good Place.' They also discuss the NFL, failed TV pilots, the Netflix takeover, shows that run for too long, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Hall of Famers, KD's MVP Potential, and Messi vs. Ronaldo With Steve Nash | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 416)

    Sep 19 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Steve Nash to talk about his induction into the NBA Hall of Fame, spending time with the Golden State Warriors, MVP criteria, how to fix American soccer, Kylian Mbappé, Ronaldo vs. Messi, and Steve's new gig broadcasting Champions League soccer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 415)

    Sep 17 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' incredible performance against the Steelers, The Patriots' loss to the Jaguars, The Sunday kicker epidemic, and the Canelo vs. GGG rematch before they guess the NFL Lines for week 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NFL Wisdom, 'Key and Peele' 2.0, Eddie Murphy Stories, and 'Predator' in 2018 With Joe House and Keegan-Michael Key | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 414)

    Sep 14 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to make some gambling picks for NFL Week 2 (3:43). Then Bill sits down with actor Keegan-Michael Key to talk 'Key and Peele,' Eddie Murphy stories, 'The Predator,' and remaking movies (53:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Katie Nolan and NBA Summer Check-in With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 413)

    Sep 12 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor for a quick NBA offseason check-in. They discuss Carmelo on the Rockets, Luka Doncic's weight gain, Devin Booker's broken hand, Finals odds, and more (2:25). Then Bill sits down with Katie Nolan to talk about her new home at ESPN; her new show, 'Always Late With Katie Nolan'; the NFL, wearing makeup for TV, and more (1:07:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Rodgers' Resurrection, The Steelers-Browns Debacle, and Guess The Lines Week 2 (Ep. 412) | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Sep 10 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Aaron Rodgers and The Packers' miraculous comeback, The Buccaneers walloping the Saints, The Steelers-Browns disappointing tie, and Bill and Sal's fantasy draft, before they guess the NFL lines for week 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Best Burt Reynolds Movies, Tiger's Charge, and Week 1 NFL Gambling With Wesley Morris and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 411)

    Sep 07 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by New York Times film critic Wesley Morris to remember the great Burt Reynolds. They each go through their top five Burt Reynolds films and discuss how he owned the 1970s (2:28). Then Bill calls up Joe House to talk Tiger Woods's impressive showing at the BMW Championship and NBC's questionable broadcast changes in the NFL season opener before making some Week 1 bets (1:06:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoice...more

  • NFL Kickoff Chatter With Kyle Brandt and Bill Burr on Tom Brady, College Football, and Comedy | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 410)

    Sep 06 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by 'Good Morning Football' cohost Kyle Brandt to discuss NFL hot takes (3:18). Then Bill sits down with comedy legend Bill Burr to talk about the eras of comedy, sportscasters, NFL, the pre-Belichick Patriots, Tom Brady, college football stadiums, NHL, and more (41:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 409)

    Sep 04 2018

    In their 13th season of Guess the Lines, HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal continue the age-old tradition of guessing the NFL lines before each weekend's slate of games. You'll get the classics: MVP odds, first coach fired, marquee games, watchables, barely watchables, "poopfecta," and more. Buckle up. Here comes Week 1! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NFL Nuggets, 'A Star is Born', and Celebrity Divorces with Robert Mays, Amanda Dobbins, and Laura Wasser | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 408)

    Aug 31 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Robert Mays to run through some NFL thoughts as the season approaches (3:20), then Bill sits down with Amanda Dobbins to discuss the highly anticipated film, 'A Star is Born' starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (25:10). Finally Bill talks to Celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser about prenups, conflict, and changing the face of divorce (1:03:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Annual AFC Over-Unders With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 407)

    Aug 29 2018

    In part one of their two-part podcast, HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal gear up for the NFL regular season by running thru each team in the AFC, they talk odds, sleepers, parlays, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Urban Meyer, the Little League World Series, John McCain, and the Red Sox Swoon with Mark Titus and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 406)

    Aug 27 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Mark Titus about his love for the Little League World Series, then he weighs in on the Urban Meyer–Ohio State issue. He then talks about athletes dealing with depression and other mental illness and how sports may respond to more and more people speaking out (4:00). Then Bill calls up his buddy JackO to talk about the recent Red Sox swoon and Bill's trip to Florida before they remember Senator John McCain (1:00:03). Learn more about your ad cho...more

  • Jayson Tatum Plus Ryen Russillo's Big Ringer Announcement | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 405)

    Aug 24 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by the newest podcaster on the Ringer Podcast Network, Ryen Russillo, to announce his new show, 'Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo.' They talk pickup basketball, NBA offseason, and more (2:17). Then Bill is joined by Celtics forward Jayson Tatum to discuss his basketball idols, playing at Duke, getting drafted, the 2017 draft class, the Celtics' playoff run, adding to his game, and more (30:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoice...more

  • Jason Bateman on His Crazy Career, Plus Mallory Rubin on Football and 'Thrones' | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 404)

    Aug 22 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by the Mother of Dragons, Mallory Rubin, to discuss the anticipation of the final season of 'Game of Thrones,' future spinoffs, NCAA football, MLB, and rookie NFL quarterbacks (1:57). Then Bill sits down with actor Jason Bateman to talk L.A. Dodgers fandom, being a child actor, 'Ozark,' 'Arrested Development,' binge-watch television, sports movies, and more (27:13). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Saving the Rock, 'Crazy Rich Asians,' and 'SummerSlam' 2018 With Shea Serrano, Donnie Kwak, and David Shoemaker | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 403)

    Aug 20 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up Shea Serrano to talk summer movies, including 'Upgrade,' 'The Meg,' and 'Mile 22,' before trying to save Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson from making another big-budget flop (2:40). Then Bill is joined by The Ringer's Donnie Kwak, who gives his take on 'Crazy Rich Asians' and how to move the needle for Asian American cinema (30:28). Finally Bill calls up the Masked Man himself, David Shoemaker, and the two share their thoughts on WWE 'SummerSlam,' Roman Reigns...more

  • Savior Sam Darnold, New-Blood QBs, and AFC East Torch Passes With Kevin Clark and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 402)

    Aug 17 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark of 'The Ringer NFL Show' to discuss his recent NFL training camp visits as America gears up for the NFL regular season (3:15). Then Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey stops by to revisit the history of New York Jets quarterbacks and what Sam Darnold means to Jets fans, before running through some good, bad, and sleeper teams (42:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Stephen Curry on Battling LeBron, NBA Twitter, Klaytheism, and the Quest for Immortality | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 401)

    Aug 16 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons travels to Oakland to sit down with three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry to talk recent Finals runs, the joy of playing with Klay Thompson, getting heated on the court, the new All-Star Game layout, all-time NBA greats, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • A Very Special 400th Episode With Ice Cube and John David Washington | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 400)

    Aug 14 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by hip-hop legend Ice Cube to talk about the renewed Celtics-Lakers rivalry, LeBron to L.A., old-school hip-hop vs. new-school, making records, the Las Vegas Raiders, what to do with the L.A. Clippers, Big3 basketball, and more (11:00). Then Bill sits down with star of HBO's 'Ballers' and Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' John David Washington to discuss playing college sports, chasing the pro football dream, his big acting break, working with Lee, filming ...more

  • New York Hoops, Food Trends, ESPN's Future, and Nick Saban With Eddie Huang and Jim Miller | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 399)

    Aug 10 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by chef, author, and TV producer Eddie Huang to talk tortured Knicks fandom, Linsanity, NBA rookies, summer league, the transformation of the L.A. food scene, developing TV shows, and more (3:13). Then Bill talks with author Jim Miller about ESPN's apex, its current state, the future of digital media, and Miller's new podcast episode “Origins of a Champion: Nick Saban & Alabama’s Crimson Tide” (52:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...more

  • Fantasy Football Palooza With Matthew Berry | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 398)

    Aug 08 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN fantasy football guru Matthew Berry to talk about their fantasy origins, the rise of fantasy sports, to PPR or not to PPR, snake drafts vs. auctions, and what a game-changer daily fantasy is. Then Matthew shares some strategies for this year's draft as well as some thoughts on the upcoming fantasy football season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Boston Massacre, Teen Culture Watch, and 'Succession' With JackO, Zoe Simmons, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 397)

    Aug 06 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his old friend and rival Yankees fan JackO to discuss the Red Sox's sweep of the Yankees, A-Rod's relentless commentary, playoff implications, and more (3:38). Then Bill sits down with his daughter, Zoe, to discuss teen culture in the form of breakups, YouTube, and TV (39:30), before talking with Chris Ryan about the season finale of HBO's 'Succession' (1:04:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century, With Juliet Litman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 396)

    Aug 03 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Juliet Litman for a tension-filled podcast as they review The Ringer's 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Sports Repodders: Summer Edition With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 395)

    Aug 02 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay to discuss MGM Resorts and the NBA's new partnership, unimportant sports shows, reaction culture, candid athletes, esports on TV, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Surging Red Sox and Floundering Mets, the Rise of Esports, and Loving 'Succession' With Mike Francesa and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 394)

    Jul 30 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by New York radio legend Mike Francesa to discuss the Yankees and Red Sox before the upcoming four-game series, They discuss the disappointing Mets, modernizing baseball, the fall of the traditional newspaper, and the rise of esports (2:13), before Bill talks to his buddy Joe House about their new favorite show, 'Succession' (50:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Summer Winners and Losers With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 393)

    Jul 27 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the NBA roster changes this summer. They decide which teams got better, which teams got worse, and which teams are just treading water Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Coach K's Secrets, Saving College Hoops, and the Pre-LeBron Generation, With Jay Williams | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 392)

    Jul 20 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by college basketball analyst Jay Williams to discuss his time in the NBA, how we evaluate college players, his 2001 NCAA national championship team, fixing college basketball, playing for Coach K, the pre-LeBron generation of NBA players, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Kawhi-DeRozan Emergency Trade Podcast With Kevin O'Connor, Shea Serrano, Joe House, and Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 391)

    Jul 18 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor and Shea Serrano (1:55), Joe House (44:25), and Bill's dad (1:12:15) to examine all the angles involved in the Kawhi Leonard–DeMar DeRozan trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Denzel Washington on 'He Got Game,' the Yankees, and LeBron. Plus, Yacht Rock Palooza. | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 390)

    Jul 16 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with the legend himself Denzel Washington to talk Knicks, Lakers, Yankees–Red Sox, playing against Ray Allen in 'He Got Game,' making sports movies, filming fight scenes, and his new film 'The Equalizer 2,' which premieres July 20 (4:30). Then Bill calls up his pal and Rival CEO Nathan Hubbard to talk about seeing Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Christopher Cross live in concert this past weekend, and what a "Yacht Rock Palooza" might look like (5...more

  • The NFL's Offseason Hibernation and the Brilliance of 'Eighth Grade' With Bo Burnham | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 389)

    Jul 13 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the NFL offseason, why it's so different than the NBA offseason, sports gambling's potential impact on the NFL, and story lines for next season, including the aging elite quarterbacks and talent-stacking through free agency, (4:00). Then Bill sits down with his daughter, Zoe Simmons, and comedian, actor, and director Bo Burnham. They discuss Burnham's new film, 'Eighth Grade,' his directorial debut; capturing the essence of ei...more

  • Dominant Warriors, Five LeBrons, Soccer Trolls, MLB Struggles, and Chappaquiddick With Chuck Klosterman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 388)

    Jul 11 2018

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss the Golden State Warriors acquiring DeMarcus Cousins and how long their dominance in the NBA can last (01:56). They also debate whether a starting five of all LeBron Jameses would be better than a starting five of any other player in NBA history (21:12). Then they talk about soccer trolls (52:30), the current and future state of MLB (54:28), and the Chappaquiddick scandal in light of it being turned into a movie (1:33:22)...more

  • NBA in the Twitter Era, the Future of Basketball, Legal Sports Betting, and Last Meal on Earth | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 387)

    Jul 10 2018

    Live from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Jason Concepcion, Shea Serrano, Daryl Morey, Joe House, Haralabos Voulgaris, Cousin Sal, and Dave Chang to discuss how Twitter would react to historical NBA moments, the evolution of the NBA, the legalization of sports gambling, meals to eat on death row, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Gambling in Vegas, the Washed-ington Wizards, World Cup Odds, 2019 NBA Champions, and Tony Parker Leaves the Spurs | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 386)

    Jul 07 2018

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Dave Chang, Joe House, and Cousin Sal to discuss their Las Vegas gambling experience (2:06). Then, Chris Ryan joins to talk World Cup betting (28:42) and 2019 NBA championship odds (37:37). Finally, Bill and Chris bring in Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion to react to Tony Parker's decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets in the twilight of his career and other NBA free-agency news (57:47). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastch...more

  • 'Jaws,' With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 385)

    Jul 04 2018

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey are gonna need a bigger boat to celebrate the 1975 Academy Award–winning shark-attack thriller starring Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss and directed by Steven Spielberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • LeBron's Big Move, OKC Goes All in, and NBA Teams Are Dumb With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 384)

    Jul 02 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his longtime buddy Joe House to talk about LeBron James on the Lakers, how we got here, and some of L.A.'s recent signings, including Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee. Then they talk Paul George staying in OKC over some "unfinished business," the "new" Western Conference, and teams that try to fill their rosters in July. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Will L.A. Get LeBron AND Kawhi? Plus: Summer Free-Agency Predictions With Haralabos Voulgaris | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 383)

    Jun 29 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to talk about LeBron's decision, the best team to chase a ring, and the possibility of the Lakers pulling off a superteam. They wrap by going through some major 2018 free agents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Scuttlebutt, Trump's Rockiest Month, Yanks-Sox, and Teen Culture Watch | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 382)

    Jun 25 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to talk NBA draft aftermath, Kawhi and LeBron speculation, possible opt-outs, Jaylen Brown's true value, and more (2:20). Then Bill calls up his buddy JackO to revisit the Yankees and Red Sox before their upcoming three-game series, talk rule changes, and discuss Donald Trump's interesting month (37:23). Finally, Bill's daughter Zoe talks about teenage pop culture, including Millie Bobby Brown, movies, teenagers on Instagram, and more...more

  • LeBron's Odds, Dallas's Doncic Heist, and Kawhi to Boston Talk | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 381)

    Jun 22 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk about Sal's World Cup bets, the odds on LeBron's next team, and gearing up for legalized gambling (3:48). Then Bill is joined by Jonathan Tjarks to talk about the 2018 NBA draft, including the Mavericks' trade to get Luka Doncic, an unfortunate landing spot for Mo Bamba, and an interesting Phoenix Suns roster (27:55). Finally, Bill calls up his dad to talk about Celtics first-round draft pick Robert Williams, the Red Sox, and why ...more

  • 'Creed 2,' Destination Kawhi, and Dwight Howard's Goofy Legacy With Shea Serrano and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 380)

    Jun 20 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Shea Serrano about the 'Creed 2' trailer, 'Death Wish,' and Shea's Spurs fan perspective on Kawhi Leonard (3:35). Then Bill calls up Joe House to congratulate him on his Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup, and to talk about whether teams should trade for Kawhi, Dwight Howard's sixth trade in seven years, HBO's 'Courtside at the NBA Finals,' LeBron's next move, and more (33:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com...more

  • The Ringer’s Lottery Mock Draft Party | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 379)

    Jun 18 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons brings in a slew of Ringer staffers for a special mock draft of the top 14 picks in the 2018 NBA draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kyrie Irving on Leaving LeBron, Boston's Future, Summer Rumors, and Empowered Players | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 378)

    Jun 15 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving to talk leaving Cleveland, changing perspectives, empowered NBA players, summer rumors including the fresh-pressed Kawhi-to-L.A. Lakers, the 2017-18 season, recovering from surgery, 2018 NBA Finals, Boston next season, Uncle Drew, playing basketball in prosthetics, and more (1:40). Then Bill talks with Sean Fennessey about the new horror film 'Hereditary' [SPOILERS] (1:05:40). Learn more about your ad...more

  • NBA Draft Buzz, Plus Nick Kroll Finally Comes On | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 377)

    Jun 13 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Kevin O'Connor about the upcoming NBA draft, the trade value of the no. 1 pick, how this year compares with recent drafts, who will claim Luka Doncic, what the Cavs might do, and more (3:22). Then Bill sits down with actor, writer, and producer Nick Kroll to talk about old-school sports radio, 'The League,' TV streaming culture, 'Big Mouth' Season 2, filming 'Uncle Drew,' hosting award shows, and more (55:48). Learn more about your ad choices. ...more

  • The Hand of LeBron and Funniest NBA Media Narratives With Bryan Curtis | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 376)

    Jun 11 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons, still coming down from the NBA Finals, talks LeBron's hand injury, the media aftermath of a finals sweep, and legacy implications for Kevin Durant and Steph Curry (3:15), before sitting down with Bryan Curtis to revisit NBA Finals narratives, the NBA replay, the NBA and NFL offseasons, and more (24:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Charles Oakley Tells MJ Stories, Explains Why LeBron Will Leave, and Remembers His Favorite Fights (And It's Amazing) | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 375)

    Jun 08 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by the toughest guy in NBA history, Charles Oakley, to talk Michael Jordan stories, the difference between old-school and today's NBA, the Pat Riley Knicks, why LeBron should leave the Cavs, his MSG ban, and a slew of his NBA beefs on and off the court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Jalen Rose on LeBron's Future, the Kardashians/Jenners As NBA Scouts, and 1998 vs. 2018 | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 374)

    Jun 06 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his old friend Jalen Rose to talk about what NBA players do in Cleveland, Kawhi Leonard's "Pre-Agency," some of Jalen's NBA seasons, the Kardashians/Jenners' impeccable NBA scouting, all-time greats, LeBron's next move, where Kevin Durant may end up in the next few years, Jalen's new morning show schedule, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Curry's Electric Game 2, Plus Andy Samberg and Desus and Mero (UPDATED) | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 373)

    Jun 03 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons recaps Game 2 of the NBA Finals (2:13) before he is joined by actor and long-time Warriors fan Andy Samberg to discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals, a PED hall of fame, comparisons between NBA teams and 'SNL' casts, and more (18:35). Then Bill sits down with Viceland's Desus and Mero to talk Pusha-T and Drake, LeBron's current mindset, and fixing the Knicks, Yankees, and Red Sox, before trying to figure out what is actually going on in 'Fortnite' (56:05). Lea...more

  • The Colangelo Saga and Best NBA Finals Narratives. Plus: Rich Kleiman on KD, Jay-Z, and Superstardom

    May 31 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Bryan Colangelo situation (3:15) before talking NBA Finals narratives and subplots, including historic Finals runs, the real difference between LeBron and Michael Jordan, and Kevin Durant versus LeBron James, Part 2 (14:25). Then Bill sits down with Durant's business manager, Rich Kleiman, to talk about his music industry origins, his run with Roc Nation, meeting Durant, and how players are more equipped today to branch out in the busi...more

  • A Warriors Smackdown, LeBron's Next Stop, Doncic Deals, and Ovechkin Owns D.C. With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 372)

    May 29 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons connects with his longtime friend Joe House to mull over the Rockets' loss to the Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Then they discuss the possible LeBron narratives for the offseason, including one that lands him in Houston, and who could steal Luca Doncic in the NBA draft before talking about the Stanley Cup final, the Vegas Golden Knights' incredible story, and how Alex Ovechkin is the top dog in all of Washington, D.C. Learn more abo...more

  • LeBron Murders Boston, World Cup Preview, and Teenage Girl Culture Watch With Kevin Hench, Rob Stone, and Zoe Simmons | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 371)

    May 28 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Celtics fan and TV producer Kevin Hench about Boston's loss to the Cavs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals and LeBron's superhuman ability to single-handedly pull out a series win (with the help of a few Celtics players) (2:55). Then Bill talks with Fox Sports commentator Rob Stone about the Champions League final and World Cup soccer (41:53), before sitting down with his daughter, Zoe Simmons, to discuss 2018 teenage girl culture involving Yo...more

  • Are the Warriors Dead? Are the Cavs Alive? Plus, Johnny Knoxville! | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 370)

    May 25 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to talk about Thursday night's Warriors-Rockets Game 5, the Cavs-Celtics series, and the All-NBA team ballot (2:50). Then Bill sits down with the legend Johnny Knoxville to talk growing up a prankster, 'Jackass' origins, shared experiences with the infamous 'Action Park,' 'The Ringer,' 'Bad Grandpa,' and Knoxville's new film, 'Action Point,' coming to theaters Friday, June 1 (39:58). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastc...more

  • J.J. Redick on Philly's Future, CP3's Moment, Stopping LeBron, Boston Fans, and One-and-Done | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 369)

    May 23 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick to discuss Round 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the Boston home crowd, Chris Paul's great fit with the Houston Rockets, LeBron's calculated movements, and the NCAA one-and-done phenomenon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Wild/Plausible NBA Summer Moves and Houston's Conundrum With Zach Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 368)

    May 21 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to discuss possible Chris Paul–Rockets contract decisions, Toronto's coaching situation, fixing the NBA playoffs, and the wildest NBA summer moves you'd actually believe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Intrigue, Luka Mania, Jack Nicholson Stories, and 45 Years Courtside at Lakers Games With Jonathan Tjarks and Lou Adler | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 367)

    May 18 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Jonathan Tjarks about the Eastern and Western Conference finals and NBA draft lottery candidates including Luka Doncic, Deandre Ayton, and Miles Bridges (3:00), Then Bill sits down with music legend and 45-plus-year Lakers season-ticket holder Lou Adler to talk about witnessing NBA history, the Roxy, some incredible Jack Nicholson stories, and more (38:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Improbable Celtics, 'Cobra Kai,' and Bank Robbery Movies With Bill's Dad and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 366)

    May 16 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons gives his thoughts on the improbable Celtics run as he names the most improbable finals teams in NBA history (3:10). Then Bill calls up his dad to talk about Boston's victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals (24:38). Finally, Bill is joined by Shea Serrano to talk about YouTube Red's 'Cobra Kai,' liking Johnny Lawrence, '80s movies that need to be TV shows, and 'Den of Thieves' and other bank robbery films (58:45). Learn more about your ad choic...more

  • Sports Gambling Is Legal (!) With Cousin Sal, and Ethan Hawke Breaks Down Every Fun Movie He Ever Made | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 365)

    May 14 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up Cousin Sal to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling on sports gambling in America. They talk about why this is so important, wonder what form sports gambling will take at places like 7-Eleven, and speculate on who the first person involved with a sports gambling scandal will be (2:50). Then, Bill sits down with actor Ethan Hawke to talk about the pre-internet era, sports movies, working with Robin Williams and Denzel Washington, quitting smoking, falling...more

  • LeBron's Pyramid Rise, Toronto's Future, and Round 3 Thoughts With Joe House, Plus Celtics Co-owner Wyc Grousbeck | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 364)

    May 11 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls Joe House to tell him that LeBron has jumped Bill Russell and is now no. 2 on his all-time list. They talk about today's conditioning and health knowledge versus other basketball eras, the 76ers-Celtics series, Raptors coach Dwane Casey getting fired, and fake trades for DeMar DeRozan (4:25). Finally, Bill connects with Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck to talk about the franchise's strong roots, working with Danny Ainge, the Brooklyn trade, Boston's r...more

  • LeBron's Genius and Kyrie's Exit With David Griffin, Plus Sox-Yanks and Dumb NHL Matchups with JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 363)

    May 09 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons connects with former Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin to talk about the different levels of LeBron's game, the Kyrie Irving trade and its surrounding story lines, fixing the MVP award, LeBron's next move, and Kawhi Leonard (3:00). Then Bill calls up JackO to talk about the Red Sox–Yankees series, the NHL playoffs, Mike Francesa's return, and more (1:04:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Philly's Alive, 'SNL' in Limbo, Childish Gambino vs. Kanye, and the NHL's Strangest Spring With Alison Herman, Katie Baker, and Lindsay Zoladz | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 362)

    May 08 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons weighs in on Game 4 of Celtics-76ers and LeBron James's merciless play against the Raptors (3:15). Then Bill is joined by Ringer TV critic Alison Herman to talk about 'SNL,' its historic run, its recent seasons, and where it could go from here (21:35). Next he connects with staff writer Katie Baker to talk about the NHL playoffs, the Capitals beating the Penguins, the legacy of Alex Ovechkin, and the unlikelihood of a new expansion team taking a shot at the Stan...more

  • Sleeper Celtics, Boring Rockets, and Next-Gen Tickets With Bill's Dad, Mark Titus, and Nathan Hubbard | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 361)

    May 04 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons connects with his dad to talk about the Celtics' second playoff win over the 76ers, how Philly can get back on track, the Red Sox, and (maybe) for the last time revisit the Patriots' 2018 draft picks (3:10). Then, Nathan Hubbard calls in to talk about his vision for next-gen ticket sales and his new company, Rival, as well as L.A. FC's new stadium, and being a sports parent (39:45), Finally, Bill talks with Mark Titus about the Rockets, the NBA's lackadaisical e...more

  • LeBron Believes (Again), Philly's Big Test, and a Chaotic Summer Coming With Brian Windhorst | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 360)

    May 02 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with ESPN's Brian Windhorst about how LeBron James seems to believe in this Cavs team once again, the different peaks of LeBron's career, the Celtics-76ers series, LeBron's "final act," Kawhi Leonard's future, and what a wild offseason the NBA is about to have.You can find the 'Melothon 2018' shirt at bit.ly/ringershop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Fixing OKC, Sad D.C. Fans, Saving Giannis, Amazing LeBron, and Didi vs. Jeter With House and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 359)

    Apr 30 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to talk NBA playoffs, including the Wizards-Raptors series, and what the Bucks need to do in order to keep Giannis happy. The two also take a swing at how to fix OKC this summer, and talk about LeBron's superhuman performance in the Pacers-Cavs series (3:05). Then Bill connects with JackO to talk about the Yankees, Red Sox, the return of 'Jersey Shore', and the return of Mike Francesa to WFAN Sports Radio (1:00:55). Learn more about...more

  • A Late-Night NFL Draft Party and NBA Talk With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 358)

    Apr 27 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about the first round of the NFL draft—from the quarterback selections to the merciless booing of Roger Goodell—and topics from the NBA playoffs, including: Jaylen Brown's potential, the Pelicans, Philly's chance to come out of the East, issues with the NBA lottery, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Here Come the 76ers, Plus Jerrod Carmichael | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 357)

    Apr 25 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about some NBA story lines, including the 76ers undoubtedly being playoff-ready, the Pacers-Cavs series, and Russell Westbrook's impact on the Thunder (6:25), Then Bill is joined by comedian and television star Jerrod Carmichael to talk about about music, Twitter, making TV shows, streaming services, and more (30:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Craziness Plus the Return of Desus and Mero | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 356)

    Apr 23 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about a captivating NBA Playoffs first round (2:24) before sitting down with Viceland's Desus and Mero to discuss Yankees-Red Sox, Uber drivers, Kobe Bryant, The Knicks (of course), making TV shows, and getting to the bottom of the beef with The Breakfast Club's DJ Envy (18:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Chuck Klosterman on the Tiger Woods Book, NFL Draft QBs, and Rondo's Renaissance | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 355)

    Apr 20 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons connects with Chuck Klosterman to discuss Tiger Woods and his legacy through the lens of Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian's recent book 'Tiger Woods' (3:05); the NBA playoffs, including Anthony Davis and all five of Rajon Rondo's levels (42:20); and a quarterback-rich NFL draft (1:08:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Brady vs. Belichick, Sad Spurs Fans, and Best New Action Movies With Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 354)

    Apr 18 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about the bleakest Patriots outlook in recent memory in the wake of Tom Brady's hesitation to sign a new contract (4:12). Then Bill is joined by colleague and Spurs fan Shea Serrano to further discuss the Kawhi Leonard situation (16:33) before talking about the best new action movies and sequel hopefuls (45:45). Warning: There is a lot of 'John Wick: Chapter 3' talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Playoff Unicorns, Decoding Kawhi, and Round 1 Overreactions With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 353)

    Apr 17 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to talk NBA, including a breakout Giannis performance, the Knicks' hilarious coaching search, Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs, the 76ers-Heat series, and the Pacers' beatdown of the Cavs. Then they revisit the 'House of Carbs' NBA food cities pod with some feedback from the masses.You can find the official Ringer web store here: http://bit.ly/ringershop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 2018 NBA Playoff Mega-Preview With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 352)

    Apr 13 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the NBA playoff matchups. They talk gambling stay-aways, questionable coaching, and give their playoff predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Mike Francesa on the NBA's Real MVP, Yanks-Sox, and Masters Lessons. Plus: the Facebook Crisis with Alyssa Bereznak | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 351)

    Apr 11 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's BIll Simmons is joined by Mike Francesa to talk about present and past Masters winners, the Yankees' slow start, the Red Sox's hot streak, other AL teams, NBA MVPs, the NBA playoffs, and what the first couple of picks in this year's NFL draft might look like (5:50). Then The Ringer's Alyssa Bereznak connects to talk about the Facebook scandal, Mark Zuckerberg's comments, and how to regulate the internet (1:08:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices...more

  • Sixers Mania, the Masters, 'WrestleMania 34,' and Making 'Andre the Giant' | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 350)

    Apr 09 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to mull over the surprising success of the Philadelphia 76ers (03:30), Patrick Reed's win in Augusta (15:00), and 'WrestleMania 34' (21:00). Then, Bill and Sean Fennessey sit down with 'Andre the Giant' director Jason Hehir to discuss meeting with Vince McMahon (41:15), how important editing is to a documentary (01:07:45), Andre's sex life (01:15:00), interviewing Robin Wright (01:35:00), the use of narrators in documentaries (01:40:00), ...more

  • So Long, Kyrie, and Hello, Augusta, With Joe House and Bill’s Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 349)

    Apr 06 2018

    Bill Simmons is joined by his dad and Joe House in Augusta, Georgia, after Round 1 of the Masters to talk about the remainder of the Celtics’ season without Kyrie Irving and the Eastern Conference playoffs before getting into their third day at Augusta National Golf Club (23:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The 2018 Masters Tournament With Bill's Dad and Jeff Goldblum Reminisces on His Decades-Long Movie Career | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 348)

    Apr 04 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with his dad live from Augusta to talk about his lifelong dream of going to the Masters (5:11) and other news from the sports world (10:30). Then, Bill sits down with the "Mayor of Hollywood," a.k.a. Jeff Goldblum, to talk Steelers vs. Patriots (37:48), to play the IMDb Game (47:01), and to compare stories from fatherhood (88:31). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • NBA Playoff Chaos, Kawhi Drama, and UConn Goes Down (Ep. 347)

    Apr 02 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Kevin O’Connor to discuss the upcoming NBA playoffs (2:31), conspiracies surrounding Kawhi Leonard (5:04), and Bill’s disinterest in anything the Spurs are doing (21:03). Then, JackO comes through to discuss the Yankees, Red Sox, and more in the return of the MLB season (56:59); UConn women’s basketball losing to Notre Dame (01:11:37); and their favorite memories from this year’s NCAA men’s March Madness (01:16:10).You can find the of...more

  • Kevin Durant Returns, Part Two (Ep. 346)

    Mar 29 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Kevin Durant dive right back into the mailbag to discuss the Warriors' best game this season (5:00), Klay Thompson stories (13:00), the "take" era of sports media (28:00), Durant's three-on-three dream team (40:00), LaVar Ball (46:00), basketball bloggers (56:00), and NBA free agency this summer (1:01:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • Kevin Durant Returns, Part One (Ep. 345)

    Mar 28 2018

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by self-proclaimed "Basketball Guru" Kevin Durant to discuss the distance between players and fans (5:00), growing the game of basketball (11:00), Twitter's impact on the NBA (19:00), the desire to master basketball (25:00), the All-NBA team (30:00), the revamped NBA All-Star Game (34:00), the Rookie of the Year race (41:00), the LeBron partnership (48:00), and the start to another KD mailbag (53:00).You can find the official Ringer web store here:http...more

  • Al Pacino and Barry Levinson on 'Dog Day Afternoon,' HBO's 'Paterno,' and 'The Godfather' (Ep. 344)

    Mar 26 2018

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Al Pacino and Barry Levinson to discuss how the two get along so well (14:45), their new film ‘Paterno’ (19:00), and what they expect the reaction to the film will be (27:20). Then, Bill debunks a ‘Heat’ conspiracy theory (41:20) and Al talks about how Francis Ford Coppola saved his job (48:30), when John Cazale realized Meryl Streep was the greatest actor alive (56:00) and the impact Marlon Brando had on him (59:00). Learn more about your ad...more