The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

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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.
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 • 131 min
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…
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 • 109 min
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…
Free-Market Zion, the Madness Lap, Philly’s Talent Glut, and Club Alpha Dogs With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast
Mar 18 • 102 min
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,”…
The Sports Repodders on James Dolan, Dan Jenkins, Best Sports Books, and a Friendlier Media | The Bill Simmons Podcast
Mar 15 • 107 min
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…
The Cinderella Clippers, Mailbag Questions, TSA Stories and Gym Corner with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast
Mar 13 • 113 min
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.’
OKC-GSW Game 6, 2016: A Special Sports Rewatchables With Chris Ryan and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast
Mar 11 • 90 min
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!
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 8 • 99 min
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,…
Kyler Murray–vs.–Josh Rosen; RIP, Luke Perry; and the Last ‘Sopranos’ Episode With Robert Mays and Alan Sepinwall | The Bill Simmons Podcast
Mar 6 • 93 min
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,…
The Celtics’ Collapse, LeBron’s Next Move, and Adam Silver’s Concerns, With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast
Mar 4 • 101 min
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…
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 • 81 min
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,…
LeBron’s Depressing Lakers Future and the Best Playoff Matchups With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 487)
Feb 26 • 96 min
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.
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 • 93 min
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…
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 • 102 min
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…
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 • 108 min
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.
Bob Arum on Ali’s GOAT-ness, Hagler-Hearns, Evel Knievel, and Battling Don King | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 483)
Feb 15 • 99 min
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…
‘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 • 93 min
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…
Chris Bosh on the Anthony Davis Saga, KG’s Trash-Talking, and the Player Empowerment Era | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 481)
Feb 11 • 86 min
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…
NBA Trade-Deadline Extravaganza With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 480)
Feb 7 • 115 min
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!
The Big Spike Lee Sit-down, Plus NBA Trade Value 2.0 | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 479)
Feb 6 • 127 min
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…
Patriots Victory Party No. 6 With a Bored and Horrified Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 478)
Feb 4 • 74 min
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,…
Super Bowl LIII Bets and Props With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 477)
Feb 1 • 62 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to finalize their wagers before Super Bowl Sunday.
The Porzingis Trade WTF Emergency Pod With Sean Fennessey, Jason Concepcion, Chris Ryan, and Justin Verrier | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 476)
Jan 31 • 72 min
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.
Chuck Klosterman on Romo’s Big Moment, The Fyre Festival, 3-Pointers and Serial Killers | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 475)
Jan 30 • 88 min
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,’…
AD’s Trade Request, Plus Steven Soderbergh on 30 Years of Making Movies | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 474)
Jan 28 • 103 min
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…
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 24 • 105 min
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,…
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Plus JackO’s Sports Hell Continues | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 472)
Jan 23 • 125 min
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…
Worst Call Ever! Another Pats Miracle! Cousin Sal’s New Gambling Rock Bottom! | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 471)
Jan 21 • 95 min
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…
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 • 124 min
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…
Harden’s Tear, Panic Buttons, and Midseason All-NBA Teams With Zach Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 469)
Jan 15 • 90 min
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.
The Pats Are Rejuvenated, Round 3 Lines, and Big Dick Nick Falls Short With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 468)
Jan 14 • 77 min
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).
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 10 • 113 min
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…
The Oscars Race, ‘Anchorman,’ ‘SNL,’ ‘Step Brothers,’ and ‘Vice’ With Adam McKay and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep 466)
Jan 9 • 112 min
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…
The Double Doink Game, NFL Gambling Wounds, Round 2 Lines, and TSA Troubles With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 465)
Jan 7 • 89 min
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).
Round 1 NFL Playoff Extravaganza With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 464)
Jan 4 • 105 min
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.
Steelers Dysfunction and an Anthony Davis–Ben Simmons Trade Idea With Kevin Clark and Kevin O’Connor | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 463)
Jan 2 • 109 min
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).…
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 • 78 min
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).
‘Parent Corner’ 2018 Special Edition | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 461)
Dec 28, 2018 • 145 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons presents every parent corner with Cousin Sal from weeks one through seventeen of the 2018 NFL season.
The Sports Repodders: Year-End Edition With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 460)
Dec 26, 2018 • 91 min
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…
Lamar Jackson, Fantasy Dissension, NFL Playoff Scenarios, and a Holiday Parent Corner With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 459)
Dec 24, 2018 • 73 min
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…
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 • 102 min
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…
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 • 88 min
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.
The Pats and Cowboys Suck, Fantasy Football Sucks, and Gambling Sucks With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 456)
Dec 17, 2018 • 88 min
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…
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 • 95 min
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)…
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 • 112 min
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.
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 • 94 min
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).
NFL Teasers, Best Sports Movies, and Hollywood Talk With Jason Reitman and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 452)
Dec 7, 2018 • 117 min
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,…
Luka Does Dallas, AD’s Future, and the Fultz Fiasco with Marc Stein and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 451)
Dec 5, 2018 • 109 min
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…
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 3, 2018 • 96 min
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…
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 • 111 min
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…
The NBA’s Best Players Through 20 Games With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 448)
Nov 28, 2018 • 97 min
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…
Rodgers Recession, Tiger vs. Phil, ‘Creed 2’, and Week 13 Lines with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 447)
Nov 26, 2018 • 103 min
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…
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 • 119 min
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,’…
Remembering William Goldman With Brian Koppelman, Mike Lupica, Sean Fennessey, and Wesley Morris | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 445)
Nov 20, 2018 • 169 min
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.
The Cowboys, Thanksgiving, ‘Survivor Series,’ and Week 12 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 444)
Nov 19, 2018 • 99 min
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.
Conan O’Brien Plus KD Drama and Brees for MVP | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 443)
Nov 15, 2018 • 116 min
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,…
Draymond vs. KD, Embiid for MVP and the Rise of Podcasts With Malcolm Gladwell and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 442)
Nov 13, 2018 • 129 min
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…
The Butler Trade, Dallas Survives, Trubisky Groupies, and Week 11 Lines with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 441)
Nov 12, 2018 • 89 min
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…
Reviving the Clippers, Saving the Knicks, and Riding the Chiefs With Howard Beck and Robert Mays | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 440)
Nov 9, 2018 • 100 min
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…
‘Basketball: A Love Story,’ Election Day, JackO Fixes the Yankees, and Greg Kinnear | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 439)
Nov 6, 2018 • 132 min
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…
Streaking Saints, Weekend at Bowlesies, LeBron on Auto-Pilot, and Week 10 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 438)
Nov 5, 2018 • 97 min
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.
Anthony Davis’s Future With Justin Verrier and the Atlanta Super Bowl With Rembert Browne | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 437)
Nov 1, 2018 • 93 min
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…
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 30, 2018 • 104 min
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:…
Boston Beats L.A., Dodger Stadium Tales, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 435)
Oct 29, 2018 • 92 min
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.
NBA Panic Teams, Mega-Trades, and Next Summer Rumors With Brian Windhorst | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 434)
Oct 26, 2018 • 89 min
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.
World Series Thoughts Plus Hasan Minhaj | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 433)
Oct 24, 2018 • 74 min
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…
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 • 110 min
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…
The Feel-Good Underdog Patriots (???), a Rams Bonanza, and Week 8 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 431)
Oct 22, 2018 • 92 min
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…
Jonah Hill, Red Sox Magic, and ‘A Star Is Born’ on For Realsies | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 430)
Oct 19, 2018 • 111 min
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…
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 • 133 min
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…
Boston’s Big Night and Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 428)
Oct 15, 2018 • 90 min
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…
Guessing 2018-19 NBA Over/Unders With Joe House: The Ninth Annual Edition | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 427)
Oct 11, 2018 • 131 min
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.
The Next NBA MVP With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor, Plus John C. Reilly | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 426)
Oct 10, 2018 • 96 min
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…
The First-Coach-Fired Bowl and Guess The Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 425)
Oct 8, 2018 • 104 min
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).
A Boston–New York Baseball Holy War With the Kid Mero, JackO, and Bill’s Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 424)
Oct 5, 2018 • 97 min
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…
Matt Damon on ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘Rounders’ and Breaking Into ’90s Hollywood | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 423)
Oct 3, 2018 • 108 min
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.
Guess the Lines Week 5 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 422)
Oct 1, 2018 • 99 min
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…
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 • 79 min
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…
Jimmy Butler’s Trade Saga With Kevin O’Connor, Plus Johnny Bananas on ‘The Challenge’ | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 420)
Sep 27, 2018 • 78 min
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…
Tiffany Haddish | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 419)
Sep 26, 2018 • 59 min
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.
Tiger is Back! Plus Guess the Lines Week 4 With Cousin Sal and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 418)
Sep 24, 2018 • 115 min
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…
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 • 114 min
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…
NBA Hall of Famers, KD’s MVP Potential, and Messi vs. Ronaldo With Steve Nash | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 416)
Sep 18, 2018 • 98 min
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…
Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 415)
Sep 17, 2018 • 104 min
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…
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 • 113 min
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).
Katie Nolan and NBA Summer Check-in With Kevin O’Connor (Ep. 413)
Sep 12, 2018 • 135 min
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…
Rodgers’ Resurrection, The Steelers-Browns Debacle, and Guess The Lines Week 2 (Ep. 412) | The Bill Simmons Podcast
Sep 10, 2018 • 99 min
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…
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 7, 2018 • 114 min
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…
NFL Kickoff Chatter With Kyle Brandt and Bill Burr on Tom Brady, College Football, and Comedy | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 410)
Sep 6, 2018 • 117 min
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,…
Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 409)
Sep 4, 2018 • 92 min
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,…
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 • 106 min
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…
The Annual AFC Over-Unders With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 407)
Aug 29, 2018 • 93 min
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!
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 • 101 min
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…
Jayson Tatum Plus Ryen Russillo’s Big Ringer Announcement | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 405)
Aug 24, 2018 • 84 min
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…
Jason Bateman on His Crazy Career, Plus Mallory Rubin on Football and ‘Thrones’ | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 404)
Aug 22, 2018 • 108 min
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…
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 • 80 min
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…
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 • 74 min
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…
Stephen Curry on Battling LeBron, NBA Twitter, Klaytheism, and the Quest for Immortality | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 401)
Aug 16, 2018 • 85 min
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,…
A Very Special 400th Episode With Ice Cube and John David Washington | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 400)
Aug 14, 2018 • 102 min
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…
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 • 98 min
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…
Fantasy Football Palooza With Matthew Berry | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 398)
Aug 8, 2018 • 116 min
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…
The Boston Massacre, Teen Culture Watch, and ‘Succession’ With JackO, Zoe Simmons, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 397)
Aug 6, 2018 • 83 min
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…
The 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century, With Juliet Litman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 396)
Aug 3, 2018 • 77 min
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.
The Sports Repodders: Summer Edition With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 395)
Aug 2, 2018 • 99 min
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.
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 • 81 min
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,…
NBA Summer Winners and Losers With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 393)
Jul 27, 2018 • 101 min
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
Coach K’s Secrets, Saving College Hoops, and the Pre-LeBron Generation, With Jay Williams | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 392)
Jul 20, 2018 • 83 min
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…
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 • 95 min
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.
Denzel Washington on ‘He Got Game,’ the Yankees, and LeBron. Plus, Yacht Rock Palooza. | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 390)
Jul 16, 2018 • 76 min
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,’…
The NFL’s Offseason Hibernation and the Brilliance of ‘Eighth Grade’ With Bo Burnham | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 389)
Jul 13, 2018 • 88 min
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…
Dominant Warriors, Five LeBrons, Soccer Trolls, MLB Struggles, and Chappaquiddick With Chuck Klosterman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 388)
Jul 11, 2018 • 118 min
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…
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 • 111 min
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…
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 6, 2018 • 92 min
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…
‘Jaws,’ With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 385)
Jul 4, 2018 • 96 min
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.
LeBron’s Big Move, OKC Goes All in, and NBA Teams Are Dumb With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 384)
Jul 2, 2018 • 82 min
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…
Will L.A. Get LeBron AND Kawhi? Plus: Summer Free-Agency Predictions With Haralabos Voulgaris | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 383)
Jun 29, 2018 • 103 min
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.
NBA Scuttlebutt, Trump’s Rockiest Month, Yanks-Sox, and Teen Culture Watch | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 382)
Jun 25, 2018 • 96 min
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…
LeBron’s Odds, Dallas’s Doncic Heist, and Kawhi to Boston Talk | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 381)
Jun 22, 2018 • 76 min
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…
‘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 • 97 min
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…
The Ringer’s Lottery Mock Draft Party | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 379)
Jun 18, 2018 • 108 min
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.
Kyrie Irving on Leaving LeBron, Boston’s Future, Summer Rumors, and Empowered Players | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 378)
Jun 15, 2018 • 87 min
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,…
NBA Draft Buzz, Plus Nick Kroll Finally Comes On | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 377)
Jun 13, 2018 • 104 min
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…
The Hand of LeBron and Funniest NBA Media Narratives With Bryan Curtis | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 376)
Jun 11, 2018 • 79 min
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…
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 8, 2018 • 103 min
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…
Jalen Rose on LeBron’s Future, the Kardashians/Jenners As NBA Scouts, and 1998 vs. 2018 | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 374)
Jun 6, 2018 • 85 min
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…
Curry’s Electric Game 2, Plus Andy Samberg and Desus and Mero (UPDATED) | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 373)
Jun 3, 2018 • 125 min
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…
The Colangelo Saga and Best NBA Finals Narratives. Plus: Rich Kleiman on KD, Jay-Z, and Superstardom
May 31, 2018 • 97 min
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…
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 • 87 min
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…
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 • 92 min
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…
Are the Warriors Dead? Are the Cavs Alive? Plus, Johnny Knoxville! | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 370)
May 25, 2018 • 84 min
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…
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 • 78 min
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…
Wild/Plausible NBA Summer Moves and Houston’s Conundrum With Zach Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 368)
May 21, 2018 • 94 min
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.
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 • 101 min
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…
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 • 95 min
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…
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 • 99 min
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…
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 • 77 min
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,…
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 9, 2018 • 100 min
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…
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 8, 2018 • 105 min
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…
Sleeper Celtics, Boring Rockets, and Next-Gen Tickets With Bill’s Dad, Mark Titus, and Nathan Hubbard | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 361)
May 4, 2018 • 90 min
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…
LeBron Believes (Again), Philly’s Big Test, and a Chaotic Summer Coming With Brian Windhorst | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 360)
May 2, 2018 • 93 min
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…
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 • 97 min
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…
A Late-Night NFL Draft Party and NBA Talk With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 358)
Apr 27, 2018 • 90 min
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…
Here Come the 76ers, Plus Jerrod Carmichael | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 357)
Apr 25, 2018 • 106 min
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…
NBA Craziness Plus the Return of Desus and Mero | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 356)
Apr 23, 2018 • 109 min
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…
Chuck Klosterman on the Tiger Woods Book, NFL Draft QBs, and Rondo’s Renaissance | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 355)
Apr 20, 2018 • 92 min
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…
Brady vs. Belichick, Sad Spurs Fans, and Best New Action Movies With Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 354)
Apr 18, 2018 • 86 min
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…
NBA Playoff Unicorns, Decoding Kawhi, and Round 1 Overreactions With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 353)
Apr 17, 2018 • 83 min
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…
2018 NBA Playoff Mega-Preview With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 352)
Apr 13, 2018 • 99 min
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.
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 • 100 min
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…
Sixers Mania, the Masters, ‘WrestleMania 34,’ and Making ‘Andre the Giant’ | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 350)
Apr 9, 2018 • 119 min
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…
So Long, Kyrie, and Hello, Augusta, With Joe House and Bill’s Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 349)
Apr 5, 2018 • 70 min
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…
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 4, 2018 • 99 min
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…
NBA Playoff Chaos, Kawhi Drama, and UConn Goes Down (Ep. 347)
Apr 2, 2018 • 88 min
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…
Kevin Durant Returns, Part Two (Ep. 346)
Mar 29, 2018 • 74 min
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),…
Kevin Durant Returns, Part One (Ep. 345)
Mar 28, 2018 • 71 min
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…
Al Pacino and Barry Levinson on ‘Dog Day Afternoon,’ HBO’s ‘Paterno,’ and ‘The Godfather’ (Ep. 344)
Mar 26, 2018 • 70 min
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’…
‘Billions,’ ‘Rounders,’ and Andre the Giant With Brian Koppelman (Ep. 343)
Mar 23, 2018 • 97 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ‘Billions’ co-creator Brian Koppelman to discuss the rewatchability of ‘Rounders’ (05:30), which ‘Billions’ character gets mentioned the most in real life (13:45), the show resonating with rappers and NBA…
Michael and Martellus Bennett on LeBron James’s Activism, Tom Brady, and Getting Traded (Ep. 342)
Mar 21, 2018 • 74 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Michael and Martellus Bennett as they discuss why NBA players are more outspoken than NFL players (10:04), what Tom Brady is like as a teammate (34:32), how it feels to get the sudden call that you’re being…
Portland’s Rise, NBA Finals Sleepers, and UMBC vs. Tyson (Ep. 341)
Mar 19, 2018 • 92 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Trail Blazers’s quest to conquer the Western Conference (03:45), the baggage that could hold back the Rockets (24:00), the Russell Westbrook conundrum (38:00), the insignificance…
Chuck Klosterman: Can the NBA Save College Hoops? Should We Abolish Award Shows? (Ep. 340)
Mar 16, 2018 • 94 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss the present and future state of college basketball and how it affects the NBA (03:00) and to debate the potential of the internet forcing today’s youth to grow up faster (15:00).…
Sad Patriots Fans, Crazy NFL Signings, and Tankapalooza 2018 (Ep. 339)
Mar 14, 2018 • 88 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss Kirk Cousins’s massive contract (03:00), the new-look 49ers (13:00), and more impactful free-agency moves (20:00). Then, Bill’s dad calls in to talk about trusting in the Patriots’…
Bill Hader Live at SXSW (Ep. 338)
Mar 12, 2018 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined live in Austin by Bill Hader to discuss his new HBO comedy, ‘Barry’, some of his best stories from working on ‘South Park,’ and the state of satire in the world today.
2013 Heat vs. 2018 GSW plus the future With Chris Bosh Part Two (Ep. 337)
Mar 9, 2018 • 65 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh to discuss the conspiracy behind the 2008 Olympics leading to LeBron’s “Decision” (8:00), Bosh’s blood clot issue (24:00), Vince Carter’s natural talent (38:00), Jalen Rose as…
The Heat Mini-Dynasty, Remembered with Chris Bosh, Part One (Ep. 336)
Mar 8, 2018 • 51 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh to discuss the rebound leading to Ray Allen’s iconic shot in the 2013 Finals (6:00), the difficulty of completing a three-peat (18:00), the first season in Miami with LeBron…
Reliving the 2018 Oscars With Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal (Ep. 335)
Mar 6, 2018 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal to discuss Bill’s reason for missing Jimmy’s post-Oscars party (6:00), the odds on Jimmy’s monologue jokes (12:00), President Donald Trump’s tweet about ratings (22:00), Jimmy’s…
The “Infocalypse,” Conspiracies, and the Future of the Internet With BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel (Ep. 334)
Mar 5, 2018 • 85 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by BuzzFeed senior writer Charlie Warzel to discuss the information war on the internet (6:00), the power of conspiracies (17:00), the idea of internet vigilantes (22:00), translating computer crimes into movies…
Sean Miller vs. ESPN, Top 5 NBA Draft, and Cleveland’s NFL Draft Conundrum (Ep. 333)
Mar 2, 2018 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s Mark Titus and Tate Frazier to discuss Arizona head coach Sean Miller versus ESPN (6:00), ways to fix the collegiate basketball system (14:00), potential top-five NBA draft picks (28:00), Anthony…
Is the NBA MVP Race Over? And Other Questions With Kevin O’Connor (Ep. 332)
Feb 28, 2018 • 82 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ringer staffer Kevin O’Connor to discuss who the NBA MVP is as things stand right now (6:00), the pace of the Pelicans (13:00), LeBron vs. Giannis (20:00), takeaways from the Sloan Conference (25:00), Brandon…
UFC vs. WWE, Rousey’s New Career, & Re-doing the 2013 Oscars (Ep. 331)
Feb 26, 2018 • 103 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s David Shoemaker to discuss the WWE TV rights (6:00), UFC vs. WWE on Fox (13:00), Ronda Rousey’s character in the WWE universe (27:00), and HBO’s ‘Andre the Giant’ documentary (40:00). Then,…
Jordan’s Greatness and the Winter Olympics With House and JackO (Ep. 330)
Feb 23, 2018 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons calls up Joe House to discuss the need for the definitive Michael Jordan documentary (06:30), how every MJ game was “must-see TV” (19:00), the trouble with comparing him to LeBron (26:00), the Kawhi Leonard mystery…
‘Parent Corner’ Special Edition Part 2 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 329)
Feb 21, 2018 • 96 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal dish out potentially problematic parenting advice and share stories from their time as dads in the second part of this series.
Revamping the NBA Playoffs, Plus Cousin Sal and Rockets GM Daryl Morey (Ep. 328)
Feb 19, 2018 • 117 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons breaks down the reasons why the NBA playoff format needs to be dramatically different (5:00). Then, Cousin Sal hops on the line to give his thoughts on the Winter Olympics (27:00), the NBA All-Star Game (34:00), and early…
Richard Jefferson on Being Traded, Changing Roles, and the New-Look Cavs (Ep. 327)
Feb 16, 2018 • 92 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Nuggets forward Richard Jefferson to discuss his new life in Denver (6:00), Jamal Murray’s potential (12:00), Luke Walton vs. LaVar Ball (22:00), the most impressive rookie in the NBA (30:00), the LeBron GM…
Scooter Braun on Growing Up on Basketball, Managing Music Stars, and Making Music Pop (Ep. 326)
Feb 14, 2018 • 93 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by talent manager Scooter Braun, who discusses his upbringing around basketball (6:00), the cyclical nature of music (16:00), the decision to roast Justin Bieber (23:00), Kanye’s creativity (30:00), the…
U.S. Soccer, Winter Olympics, Paul Pierce, and Boston Sports Media Shenanigans With Rob Stone, JackO, Bill’s Dad, and Kirk Minihane (Ep. 325)
Feb 12, 2018 • 103 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Fox Sports host Rob Stone to discuss the new U.S. Soccer president (6:00). Then, JackO joins to give a full update on all the happenings of the Winter Olympics (26:00). Then, Bill’s dad hops on the line to…
Two-Hour NBA Trade Deadline Extravaganza (Ep. 324)
Feb 8, 2018 • 121 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his old ESPN buddy Ryen Russillo to discuss Isaiah Thomas’s value in the NBA today (6:00), OKC’s positive outlook for keeping Paul George (13:00), the pitfalls of the NBA salary spike (20:00), LeBron’s new…
The Sports Repodders on Super Bowl Coverage, TV Nostalgia, and the Winter Olympics (Ep. 323)
Feb 6, 2018 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay and Ringer editor-at-large Bryan Curtis to discuss new media’s impact on Super Bowl LII coverage (8:00), broadcast experimentation in the NBA (22:00), the best…
Super Bowl LII Winners and Losers With Cousin Sal (Ep. 322)
Feb 5, 2018 • 67 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the bad matchups for the Pats (5:00), Doug Pederson’s MVP coaching (12:00), the strip sack on Brady (18:00), the Malcolm Butler mystery (24:00), the future of the Pats defense (32:00),…
Francesa Fridays and Vince Staples (Ep. 321)
Feb 2, 2018 • 77 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Mike Francesa to discuss the latest 30 for 30, on Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells (7:00), the Mount Rushmore of NFL coaches (18:00), the media coverage of Super Bowls (28:00), Eli Manning’s fourth-quarter…
Larry Wilmore on Good-Natured Hatred, the New-Look Lakers, and Segmented Audiences (Ep. 320)
Jan 31, 2018 • 97 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ‘Black on the Air’ host Larry Wilmore to discuss the young L.A. Lakers under Luke Walton (6:00), George Gervin’s playground game (15:00), Blake Griffin’s goodbye (25:00), N.Y. traffic vs. L.A. traffic…
Cousin Sal’s SB 52 Primer and J.K. Simmons on The Greatness of ‘Oz’ (Ep. 319)
Jan 29, 2018 • 108 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss surefire Super Bowl prop bets (10:00), LeBron’s Lakers odds (20:00), Ronda Rousey at Royal Rumble (34:00), and another edition of “Parent Corner” (38:00). Then, Oscar-winning actor J.K.…
The Jalen Rose Reunion Special (Ep. 318)
Jan 25, 2018 • 117 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons reunites with Jalen Rose to discuss the origins of The Fab Five (5:00), Jalen’s rise at ESPN (14:00), ‘The Grantland Basketball Hour’ (30:00), the NBA All-Star draft (36:00), LeBron’s longevity in the East (1:01:00),…
The Hand of Brady and Special Guest Tony Romo (Ep. 317)
Jan 22, 2018 • 79 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles’ dominating victory over the Vikings (4:00), Doug Pederson’s playoff performance (10:00), the return of Chris Berman (14:00), the Pats’ game-winning plays (22:00), the largest…
Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan of ‘Lady Bird,’ Plus Francesa Fridays (Ep. 316)
Jan 19, 2018 • 91 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ‘Lady Bird’ writer-director Greta Gerwig and star Saoirse Ronan to discuss the reception of the film (02:00), the enjoyment of making a coming-of-age story (10:00), and the timing of its release in today’s…
Western Conference All-Stars With Zach Lowe (Ep. 315)
Jan 17, 2018 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Zach Lowe of ESPN to discuss the angriest NBA fan base (02:00), locks for the Western Conference All-Star starting lineup (04:30), Anthony Davis vs. Karl-Anthony Towns (19:30), the Cavs potentially trading…
Minnesota’s Miracle and BortlesMania With Cousin Sal (Ep. 314)
Jan 14, 2018 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Stefon Diggs’s miracle catch in Minnesota (5:00), the Vikings’ destiny potential (15:00), the Falcons’ poor play-calling (24:00), Mike Tomlin’s miscues (30:00), the league’s lack of…
Round 2 Preview With Mike Francesa and Fixing American Soccer With Kathy Carter (Ep. 313)
Jan 12, 2018 • 99 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by New York radio legend Mike Francesa to recap last week’s picks (2:35), give their picks for the NFL’s divisional round (4:45), discuss NBA coaches’ issues with coverage of LaVar Ball (34:50), and debate who…
Bill’s Best Movies of the Year With Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan (Ep. 312)
Jan 10, 2018 • 62 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s very own Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan to discuss Bill’s top 10 movies of 2017.
Guess the Lines Divisional Weekend With Cousin Sal (Ep. 311)
Jan 8, 2018 • 73 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the up-and-down wild-card weekend (5:00), the Falcons’ big upset (10:00), Blake Bortles’s unmatched badness (14:00), Cam Newton’s comeback effort (18:00), Jon Gruden’s goodbye (24:00),…
Rehashing the Jimmy G Trade With Mike Francesa and Bill’s Dad (Ep. 310)
Jan 5, 2018 • 69 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by New York radio legend Mike Francesa to discuss the leaked news regarding the New England Patriots trading away Jimmy Garoppolo (2:10), evaluate Jon Gruden’s imminent return to the NFL (18:45), debate the…
Pete Holmes on Conspiracies, Humor, and ‘Crashing’ (Ep. 309)
Jan 4, 2018 • 89 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by comedian and star of HBO’s ‘Crashing,’ Pete Holmes, to discuss his start in comedy, his favorite conspiracy theories (11:00), why roasts are therapeutic (22:00), the art vs. the person (28:00), the premise…
Guess the Lines Wild Card Weekend With Cousin Sal (Ep. 308)
Jan 2, 2018 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the battle for the 6-seed in the AFC (5:00), Andy Dalton’s clutch TD for the Bills (9:00), the terrible Titans (13:00), Jon Gruden’s potential new gig (16:00), the best teams against the…
Mike Francesa’s Week 17 NFL Picks, Kuzmania, The Rise of OKC, Chris Borland on the Dangers of Football, and Pacific Ocean Hoops (Ep. 307)
Dec 29, 2017 • 55 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined again by New York radio legend Mike Francesa to recap last week’s NFL picks (2:23) and offer up picks for Week 17 (19:06). Then, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor joins to discuss precocious NBA rookies (28:17) and…
Paul Thomas Anderson on Pursuing Filmmaking, Loving Adam Sandler, and Making ‘Boogie Nights’ (Ep. 306)
Dec 27, 2017 • 99 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to discuss the changing landscape of selling movies (10:00), dropping out of college to pursue filmmaking dreams (20:00), working with…
Guess the Lines Week 17 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 305)
Dec 26, 2017 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the end of the Cowboys’ playoff hopes after their loss to the Seahawks (2:40), Jimmy Garoppolo’s continuing success as a 49er (5:40), and the gambling implications of the Eagles’…
Mike Francesa on the 49ers’ Franchise QB, Eli’s Next Move, and Week 16 NFL Picks (Ep. 304)
Dec 21, 2017 • 62 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by legendary New York sports radio host Mike Francesa to discuss Jimmy Garoppolo’s setup in San Francisco (5:00), Eli Manning’s offensive line problem (12:00), Matt Ryan’s down year (19:00), picks for Week 16…
Bryan Curtis on ESPN’s Skipper Era and Ben Thompson on Netflix vs. Disney (Ep. 303)
Dec 20, 2017 • 75 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s editor-at-large, Bryan Curtis, to discuss John Skipper’s decision to step down at ESPN and Skipper’s lasting legacy at the company. Then, Stratechery’s Ben Thompson joins (32:00) to give his…
Guess the Lines Week 16 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 302)
Dec 18, 2017 • 77 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the crazy Pats-Steelers finish (6:00), Todd Gurley’s dominant performance in Seattle (15:00), Jimmy G’s new groove with the Niners (21:00), the Ravens’ playoff chances (36:00), the top…
The Blue-Plate-Special 70th Birthday Pod With Bill’s Dad, Kevin Clark, and Kevin O’Connor (Ep. 301)
Dec 15, 2017 • 85 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his dad for his first full podcast, to talk the best and worst of Boston sports (2:50). Then, The Ringer’s Kevin Clark stops by to talk Jimmy G, the AFC playoffs, and growing up a tortured Orlando Magic fan…
The Stanton Trade Swindle With JackO (Ep. 300)
Dec 13, 2017 • 55 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his old buddy JackO to discuss the Yankees trading for slugger Giancarlo Stanton (5:00), Derek Jeter’s secret agent status (12:00), the state of the Miami Marlins (17:00), the renewal of the Red Sox–Yankees…
Guess the Lines Week 15 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 299)
Dec 11, 2017 • 79 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss their fantasy football showdown (5:00), Carson Wentz’s injury (11:00), Derek Carr’s struggles (21:00), the holiday shopping showdown (33:00), Keenan Allen’s comeback (39:00),…
The Sports Repodders With Jason Gay and Bryan Curtis (Ep. 298)
Dec 8, 2017 • 86 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay to talk podcasts and journalism in 2017 (2:08), reinventing studio sports shows (27:15), the 2018 World Cup and Winter Olympics (55:55), and how…
Bryan Cranston on TV Dads, Streaming Shows, and Creative Freedom (Ep. 296)
Dec 6, 2017 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Cranston to discuss his first big break (5:00), Erik Estrada’s ego during ‘Chips’ (12:00), Larry David’s comedy bootcamp (23:30), playing a TV dad on ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ (32:00), dealing with fame…
Guess the Lines Week 14 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 295)
Dec 4, 2017 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Gronk’s cheap shot (4:15), the Music City Miracle 2.0, (8:20), feeling sorry for Eli Manning (23:30), Jimmy Garoppolo and Bill’s new favorite NFC team (27:05), the goofy playoff picture…
Steve Kerr Mailbag, Part 2 (Ep. 294)
Dec 1, 2017 • 89 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr to discuss Draymond’s chances of winning ‘Survivor’ (6:00), the one-and-done rule (15:00), the art of taking plays from other coaches (30:30), and the difference…
Steve Kerr Mailbag, Part 1 (Ep. 293)
Nov 29, 2017 • 85 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr to discuss the modern NBA player (6:00), deciding against taking the Knicks job (15:00), Jordan’s competitiveness in practice (20:00), getting rid of excessive…
Guess the Lines Week 13 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 292)
Nov 27, 2017 • 93 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the struggles of the Cowboys and “The Clapper” (5:00), Carson Wentz vs. Tom Brady MVP odds (14:00), the playoff picture (19:00), Alvin Kamara’s ROY campaign (26:00), the chances the…
“Parent Corner” Special Edition With Cousin Sal (Ep. 291)
Nov 24, 2017 • 59 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal dish out potentially problematic parenting advice and share stories from their times as dads.
Chuck Klosterman on the Death of Monoculture, NBA Superteams, and Tom Petty’s Passing (Ep. 290)
Nov 21, 2017 • 89 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by best-selling author and old buddy Chuck Klosterman to discuss switching to Sirius XM over the internet, the pop culture influence on politics, the lack of humor in media coverage, the potential of Ben…
Guess the Lines Thanksgiving Week Special With Cousin Sal (Ep. 289)
Nov 20, 2017 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Dak Prescott’s disappointing Sunday night (5:00), Kansas City’s chances of losing the AFC West (14:00), Wentz vs. Brady MVP odds (18:00), the NFC playoff picture (22:00), Tony Romo’s…
Top 20 NBA Players Right Now With Joe House (Ep. 288)
Nov 17, 2017 • 73 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to construct a top-20 list of the best current NBA players through one month of the 2017-18 season.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Story-telling, Challenging Obama, and the Kaepernick Situation (Ep. 287)
Nov 15, 2017 • 85 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by one of the most influential authors of the 21st century, Ta-Nehisi Coates, to discuss the importance of reading (6:00), LeBron’s impressive run managing his celebrity status (18:00), the decision to challenge…
Guess the Lines Week 11 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 286)
Nov 13, 2017 • 71 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the loaded NFC wild-card race (5:00), another week of bad beats in the NFL (11:00), Jerry Jones vs. Roger Goodell (20:15), Martellus Bennett’s return to New England (28:00), Rams-Vikings…
NFL Problems, JFK Conspiracies, ESPN, and Announcer Rules (Ep. 285)
Nov 10, 2017 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker to discuss the glaring problems with ‘Thursday Night Football’ (7:00), the rise of breaking investigative Hollywood stories (28:00), the JFK conspiracy world…
Celtics Chatter, Dan Patrick, and Pastor Carl Lentz (Ep. 284)
Nov 8, 2017 • 87 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons offers up his thoughts on the Celtics’ win streak (5:00) and Kyrie Irving’s newfound love of facilitating his teammates (10:00). Then Dan Patrick of ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ joins to discuss his role in BS’s dismissal from…
Guess the Lines Week 10 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 283)
Nov 6, 2017 • 67 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the lowlights of the NFL weekend (6:00), Sal’s fantasy mishaps (14:00), Eagles-Chiefs (24:00), the Cardinals’ playoff chances (28:00), the end of Eli Manning (35:00), Steelers-Colts…
Movies and NBA Chatter With Wesley Morris, Sean Fennessey, and Tom Haberstroh (Ep. 282)
Nov 3, 2017 • 103 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey and New York Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris to discuss Oscar noms (7:00), Clooney’s struggles (23:00), Jennifer Lawrence’s missed chances (32:00), the state of Tom…
Smart-Gal Wednesday: Publishing Maven Janice Min on Us Weekly’s Heyday, The Hollywood Reporter’s Rejuvenation, and the Harvey Weinstein Fallout (Ep. 281)
Nov 1, 2017 • 90 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by publishing power player Janice Min to discuss Us Weekly’s heyday (6:00), the increased intimacy of celebrity coverage (14:00), the “Brangelina” coverage (19:00), the relatable act upheld by the Kardashians…
Guess the Lines Week 9 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 280)
Oct 30, 2017 • 67 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the never-ending Game 5 of the World Series (5:00), the Texans-Seahawks showdown (15:00), the Pats’ trade potential (21:00), the Zombie Browns (30:00), Chiefs-Cowboys (34:00),…
Miles Teller on Reviving Rom-Coms, Making Sports Movies, and Enjoying the Film Process (Ep. 279)
Oct 27, 2017 • 95 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by BSMG president Eric Weinberger to discuss the Dodgers’ World Series chances (6:00) and the best ballparks in baseball (14:00). Then, actor Miles Teller joins to give his thoughts on filming ‘Whiplash’…
Raptors President Masai Ujiri on NBA Growth, Draft Tricks, and Making the Carmelo Trade (Ep. 278)
Oct 25, 2017 • 106 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s Chris Ryan to discuss the Sixers’ injury situation with top pick Markelle Fultz (7:00) and the ways in which the Philly front office is letting its young core down early this season (22:00).…
“A Requiem for the Young Yankees” MLB Wrap-up With JackO (Ep. 277)
Oct 24, 2017 • 33 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons calls ‘B.S. Pod’ Hall of Famer JackO to reflect on the 2017 New York Yankees’ ALCS run and look forward to the future reliance on up-and-coming talent in the Bronx.
Guess the Lines Week 8 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 276)
Oct 23, 2017 • 72 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the fallacy of the home-field advantage this season (6:00), Cam Newton’s poor play in Chicago (14:00), Joe Thomas’s snap streak coming to an end (22:00), Dolphins-Ravens (28:00), the…
Graydon Carter on Leaving Vanity Fair, Creating Spy Magazine, and Picking on Donald Trump (Ep. 275)
Oct 20, 2017 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by former longtime Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter to discuss working in a world of satire (6:00), the creation of Spy Magazine (11:00), Trump’s threats against Spy Magazine (20:00), the prosperity of the ’90s…
Hayward’s Horrific Injury + Jeff Bridges on Hosting SNL, King Kong, and ‘The Dude’ (Ep. 274)
Oct 18, 2017 • 89 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons reacts to the gruesome injury Gordon Hayward suffered in the NBA season opener on Tuesday night (5:00). Then, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges joins (33:00) to discuss working with Clint Eastwood (38:00), the issues with…
Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 273)
Oct 16, 2017 • 77 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the bad beats of Week 6 (6:00), the best Super Bowl odds (11:00), Carson Wentz’s MVP odds (15:00), Adrian Peterson’s return to form (22:00), the best bet for first coach fired (29:00),…
Bob Costas on Learning From Letterman, the Future of the Olympics, and the Best Baseball Story Lines (Ep. 272)
Oct 13, 2017 • 96 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by longtime NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas to discuss broadcasting in the ABA (6:00), Ahmad Rashad’s presence (12:00), guest hosts on late-night television (17:00), hosting an HBO show (28:00), the issue with…
Jason Blum on Redefining Horror Films, Making Box Office Hits, and Storytelling Tricks (Ep. 271)
Oct 11, 2017 • 90 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by CEO of Blumhouse Productions Jason Blum to discuss the desire to make original movies (6:00), securing the rights to the ‘Halloween’ franchise (14:00), the origin story behind ‘The Purge’ (21:00), working…
Guess the Lines Week 6 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 270)
Oct 9, 2017 • 68 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys’ collapse (5:00), Aaron Rodgers’s MVP odds (9:00), Big Ben’s abysmal performance (14:00), the impact of injuries to Odell Beckham Jr. and J.J. Watt (23:00), the Seahawks’…
Marc Maron on Pioneering Podcasting, Performing Comedy in Boston, and Interviewing Celebrities (Ep. 269)
Oct 6, 2017 • 87 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by fellow podcaster Marc Maron to discuss his origins in the podcasting industry (5:00), the great generation of comedians (15:00), comedy clubs in Boston (21:00), his role in ‘Almost Famous’ (28:00), the…
NBA Over/Under—Western Conference (Ep. 268)
Oct 4, 2017 • 89 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House, Jason Concepcion, and Kevin O’Connor to discuss the analytics cases for Devin Booker and Andrew Wiggins (8:00), Dennis Smith Jr.’s potential in Dallas (11:00), hypothetical Mike Conley Jr. trades…
Guess the Lines Week 5 With Cousin Sal and Joe House (Ep. 267)
Oct 2, 2017 • 66 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to discuss the rising L.A. Rams (6:00), Deshaun Watson’s dominant performance (10:00), the lack of Presidents Cup coverage (16:00), and the poor football on display in London (23:00).…
Live From NYC’s Advertising Week With Malcolm Gladwell (Ep. 266)
Sep 29, 2017 • 52 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and author Malcolm Gladwell host a live podcast event for NYC’s Advertising Week and discuss wide-ranging topics, including building a personal brand and the rise of tanking in professional sports.
Jake Gyllenhaal on Picking Roles, Filming in Boston, and Creating Characters (Ep. 265)
Sep 27, 2017 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jake Gyllenhaal to discuss auditioning for ‘The Sandlot’ (7:00), his new film ‘Stronger’ (13:00), shooting on set in Boston (24:00), role models in acting (30:00), ‘Donnie Darko’ (38:00), the social…
Guess the Lines Week 4 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 264)
Sep 25, 2017 • 74 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the NFL facing off against Trump (6:00), Big Ben’s struggles (13:00), Tom Brady’s mastery in the two-minute drill (19:00), Deshaun Watson’s statement game (26:00), Bears-Packers (29:30),…
Andy Samberg on Pioneering Digital Shorts, the ‘Rocky’ Franchise, and Hosting Awards Shows (Ep. 263)
Sep 22, 2017 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by comedian Andy Samberg to discuss the Oakland sports scene (6:00), producing the first digital shorts on ‘SNL’ (10:00), the best casts ever on ‘SNL’ (15:00), impersonating Nicolas Cage (22:00), making…
Nathan Fielder on Life as a Millennial, Magic, and More ‘Nathan For You’ (Ep. 262)
Sep 20, 2017 • 103 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by comedian Nathan Fielder to discuss the return of ‘Nathan for You’ (6:00), Michael Phelps racing an animated shark (15:00), David Blaine’s magic special (18:00), how to talk about the Spurs (32:00), living…
Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 261)
Sep 18, 2017 • 77 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Sunday night’s Emmys (5:00), Triple G vs. Canelo (8:00), the stout NFC South (16:00), Jay Cutler’s first win with the Dolphins (22:00), Trevor Siemian impressing in Denver (27:00),…
Richard Jefferson on Podcast Fame, Jason Kidd’s Greatness, and Kyrie’s Departure (Ep. 260)
Sep 15, 2017 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cleveland Cavaliers forward and NBA champion Richard Jefferson to discuss training with the Walton family (8:00), Tim Duncan as a teammate (15:00), Jason Kidd’s dominance (23:00), the 2002 Eastern Conference…
Koosanity, Daniel Snyder, Best Bacon, and Gronk Panic w/ David Chang, Joe House + Bill’s dad (Ep. 259)
Sep 13, 2017 • 81 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by renowned restaurateur David Chang and fellow DMV native Joe House to discuss the struggles of the Washington professional football team (12:00), Dan Snyder’s dysfunctional stadium setup (18:00), the best…
Guess the Lines Week 2 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 258)
Sep 11, 2017 • 77 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to recap all the NFL action from Week 1, including the QB panic meter (6:00), Russell Wilson’s woeful protection (14:00), Carson Wentz’s impressive debut (18:00), fantasy football standouts (24:00),…
Friday Rollin’ With Joe House and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 257)
Sep 8, 2017 • 87 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Patriots’ deflating opening loss (6:00), Kareem Hunt’s rookie breakout (11:00), Gronk vs. Eric Berry (16:00), the downside of Tom Savage (22:00), Kyrie’s thoughts on the Celtics…
Houston Relief, Red Sox Signs, and New Chargers Kicker Younghoe Koo (Ep. 256)
Sep 6, 2017 • 82 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by staff writer Shea Serrano, a Houston resident, to discuss the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and his grassroots social media campaign to raise funds (7:00). Then, JackO joins to give his thoughts on the…
Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 255)
Sep 5, 2017 • 79 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to continue the age-old tradition of guessing the NFL lines before each weekend’s slate of games. Topics include: NFL futures (6:00), Philip Rivers’s number of touchdown passes (16:00), MVP odds…
The Kyrie Trade Saga, CFB, MLB, and ‘Thrones’ With Kevin O’Connor and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 254)
Sep 1, 2017 • 95 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons gives his thoughts and theories on the bizarre Kyrie/Isaiah trade saga and why he still believes Kyrie Irving’s ceiling is underrated (5:05), then brings on The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor to discuss Friday’s press conference…
Willie McGinest on USC Celebrity, Snoop’s Days in Long Beach, and His Best Career Win (Ep. 253)
Aug 30, 2017 • 85 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by former Patriots Super Bowl champion linebacker Willie McGinest to discuss the differences between Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick (8:00), the rudderless Patriots of the ’90s (16:00), pushing the USC Trojans…
Kevin Durant IV: Ask Kevin Anything, Part 2 (Ep. 252)
Aug 28, 2017 • 63 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by 2017 Finals MVP Kevin Durant for the second installment of a two-part series to discuss the outlook for the NBA’s new-look teams and to continue answering listeners’ most pressing mailbag questions.
Kevin Durant IV: Ask Kevin Anything Part 1 (Ep. 251)
Aug 24, 2017 • 66 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by 2017 Finals MVP Kevin Durant for the first installment of a two-part series to discuss the shocking Kyrie Irving trade and to answer listeners’ most pressing mailbag questions.
Kyrie-Isaiah Emergency Trade Podcast (Ep. 250)
Aug 22, 2017 • 63 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons assembles all of The Ringer’s NBA experts to dissect the decision to trade Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics and discuss whether the Cavaliers became better heading into the 2017-18 NBA season.
The Sports Repodders: Floyd-Conor, Yawkey Way, Kaepernick, and ‘Pivot to Video’ (Ep. 249)
Aug 21, 2017 • 94 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Ringer editor-at-large Bryan Curtis and Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay to discuss Mayweather-McGregor media hype (5:00), politics playing a role in every sports conversation (18:00), the NFL’s desire to…
Dave Roberts on Dodgers Regular-Season Dominance and Mallory Rubin on Giancarlo Stanton’s Trade Value (Ep. 248)
Aug 17, 2017 • 97 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts to discuss his famous steal against the Yankees (5:00), the depth on the Dodgers this season (11:00), the sense of urgency to win a World Series in L.A. (17:00), the…
8 Best Kyrie Trade Scenarios With Kevin O’Connor (Ep. 247)
Aug 15, 2017 • 48 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss Kyrie’s limited trade market (6:00), Josh Jackson’s trade value (10:00), the Knicks’ best shot to get Kyrie (17:00), Cleveland’s interest in Jamal Murray (23:30), Jabari Parker’s…
Summer Hot-Air NFL Story Lines With Mike Lombardi, Tate Frazier, and Joe House (Ep. 246)
Aug 11, 2017 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s Mike Lombardi, Tate Frazier, and Joe House to discuss the most ridiculous NFL offseason talking points, including Andrew Luck being overhyped (14:00), Odell Beckham Jr. being overrated (26:10),…
The 25 Greatest Patriots Wins of the Brady-Belichick Era (Ep. 245)
Aug 8, 2017 • 112 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by fellow Boston diehard Kevin Hench to discuss the birth of the Brady-Belichick dynasty, the duo’s best Super Bowl victory, the best team the Pats beat during their run together, the most important pass of…
Smart-Guy Friday: Cycle CEO/Founder Jason Stein and Bill’s Dad on ‘Game of Thrones’ (Ep. 244)
Aug 3, 2017 • 110 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cycle CEO/founder Jason Stein to discuss the evolution of branded content (5:00), Joel Embiid’s Twitter personality (11:00), Facebook curating content (21:00), the YouTube generation (32:30), the reinvention…
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Casey Wasserman on Landing the 2028 Summer Olympics (Ep. 243)
Aug 1, 2017 • 85 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and sports media mogul Casey Wasserman to discuss L.A.’s Olympic bid (5:00), modernizing the Coliseum (11:00), the biggest Olympic concerns (17:00), L.A.’s underdog status with…
Charlize Theron on Becoming an Action Hero, Avoiding Rom-Coms, and 15 Minutes With De Niro (Ep. 242)
Jul 27, 2017 • 68 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron to discuss her new action film ‘Atomic Blonde’ (5:00), auditioning with a poor English accent (11:00), Johnny Depp’s presence (16:00), Tobey Maguire’s gambling (22:00),…
Kyrie-LeBron Fallout and Carmelo-to-OKC With Kevin O’Connor and Joe House (Ep. 241)
Jul 24, 2017 • 77 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor and Joe House to discuss Carmelo Anthony potentially going to OKC (5:00), Kyrie Irving’s decision to demand a trade (14:00), the importance of All-NBA honors (18:00), John Wall vs.…
Smart-Guy Friday: Nathan Hubbard on Zombie Bands, Ticket Trends, and Twitter Comebacks (Ep. 240)
Jul 21, 2017 • 77 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on former Ticketmaster CEO and House Eats 3 judge Nathan Hubbard to discuss the booming business of nostalgia-rock concerts (5:00), James Dolan’s desire to improve acoustics in arenas (18:00), the best bets for…
JackO on ‘Mike and the Mad Dog,’ and Shea Serrano on the Best Worst Movie Dunks (Ep. 239)
Jul 19, 2017 • 77 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on old buddy JackO to discuss Aaron Judge’s slump after the home run derby (7:00), the Yankees’ trade for Todd Frazier (12:00), the scariest hitters in the Yankees–Red Sox rivalry (26:30), and the genius behind…
Jimmy Butler on the Bulls, Jordan, and L.A. Pick-up Games (Ep. 238)
Jul 18, 2017 • 109 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler to give his thoughts on his exit from the Bulls (4:00), D-Wade’s impact (11:00), tampering in the NBA offseason (18:00), idolizing the Jordan brand (26:00), Karl-Anthony Towns’s unique…
Inside the Evolution of ESPN With Jim Miller and Bryan Curtis (Ep. 237)
Jul 12, 2017 • 87 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons sits down with editor-at-large Bryan Curtis and New York Times best-selling author Jim Miller to discuss the shake-ups at ESPN (02:30), whether there is a business problem or a content problem (05:30), how the network has…
NBA Summer Mailbag Special (Ep. 236)
Jul 10, 2017 • 85 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons answers the most pressing NBA summer mailbag questions. Topics include: LeBron on the Lakers (4:00), the best championship parade moment (12:30), CP3’s Ewing Theory potential (16:00), Rookie of the Year odds (20:30), Paul…
John McEnroe on the Knicks, the Greatest Match Ever Played, and Improving Tennis (Ep. 235)
Jul 7, 2017 • 91 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by John McEnroe to discuss the current state of the New York Knicks (5:00), the parallels between basketball and tennis (11:14), tennis at the collegiate level (24:44), McEnroe’s first Wimbledon (27:03), the…
Gordon Hayward, Cap Space, and Point Blake (Ep. 234)
Jul 5, 2017 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to discuss NBA events from the past few days, including the Gordon Hayward signing (2:25), the Paul George trade and the best-case scenario for OKC (10:28), teams’ challenges and advantages with…
Rockets GM Daryl Morey and Music Legend Jimmy Iovine (Ep. 233)
Jul 3, 2017 • 98 min
Daryl Morey discusses Houston’s monster acquisition of Chris Paul, his 12-year Rockets stint, free-agency stories, and ways the NBA should improve its game and yearly calendar. Then, music legend Jimmy Iovine (46:05) remembers his amazing career and talks…
Blow Up the Clippers and Free-Agency Primer With Joe House (Ep. 232)
Jun 30, 2017 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss why the Clippers should hit the reset button (5:00), LeBron’s L.A. suitors (14:00), the end of NBA tampering rules (18:00), Carmelo’s fit in Houston (24:00), Blake Griffin on the Suns…
Judd Apatow on Binge-watching, Stand-up Culture, and ‘The Big Sick’ (Ep. 231)
Jun 27, 2017 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Judd Apatow to discuss the state of American politics (5:00), his attempt to humanize Muslim Americans in ‘The Big Sick’ (19:00), his return to the stand-up comedy circuit (24:00), the ‘Freaks and Geeks’…
Emergency NBA Draft Winners and Losers With Joe House (Ep. 230)
Jun 23, 2017 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on longtime friend Joe House to break down the best and worst moments from the 2017 NBA draft.
NBA Lottery Mock Draft With Kevin O’Connor (Ep. 229)
Jun 21, 2017 • 87 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Lakers’ decision to cut ties with D’Angelo Russell (5:00), Brooklyn’s best moves (8:00), Dwight Howard on the Hornets (11:00), Kristaps Porzingis’s trade window (16:00), the…
Malcolm Gladwell on the NBA Carousel, Billionaire Owners, and Multipurpose Golf Courses (Ep. 228)
Jun 20, 2017 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Malcolm Gladwell to discuss the ridiculous rate of offseason story lines in the NBA (5:00), LeBron James’s right to act in his own self-interest (13:00), dealing with juggernauts in the NBA (23:00),…
Fultz to Philly, PG-13 Trades, and What Is Boston Doing? (Ep. 227)
Jun 19, 2017 • 93 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on staff writer Kevin O’Connor and executive editor Chris Ryan to make sense of why the Celtics traded back in the stacked 2017 draft. Then, Ringer staff writer Mark Titus joins to discuss who won the trade between…
Will Ferrell on his Favorite Movie, ‘SNL,’ and LeBron on the Lakers (Ep. 226)
Jun 16, 2017 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Will Ferrell to discuss the NBA Finals (4:00), the cable TV domination of ‘Step Brothers’ (13:00), the amount of denials before ‘Anchorman’ was made (19:00), working on ‘Old School’ while on ‘SNL’ (26:00),…
Finals MVP Kevin Durant (Ep. 225)
Jun 14, 2017 • 96 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons reports live from Oakland with 2017 NBA Champion and Finals MVP Kevin Durant to discuss the initial moment right after the confetti fell in Oracle (3:30), running the pick-and-roll with Curry (12:00), the shot in Game 3…
Saturday Rollin’ NBA Finals Edition With Joe House (Ep. 224)
Jun 10, 2017 • 75 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons reports live from the road to discuss the NBA Finals with help from his old friend Joe House. Topics include: Cleveland’s historic Game 4 (5:00), Kyrie’s similarities with Isiah Thomas (9:00), Durant’s place amongst the…
NBA Scuttlebutt, LeBron’s Next Move, and Lonzo’s Lakers (Ep. 223)
Jun 7, 2017 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor to discuss the many rumors and rumblings surrounding the NBA. Topics include: Jerry West’s interest in the Clippers (5:00), CP3’s no-trade clause (12:00), Lonzo and the Lakers…
James Corden on Returning to London, “Carpool Karaoke,” Elections, and Sports in America (Ep. 222)
Jun 5, 2017 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on James Corden to discuss bringing ‘The Late Late Show’ to London (02:00), moving to America (12:30), starting his show as an unknown (21:30), the development of “Carpool Karaoke” (26:30), the logistics of success…
NBA Finals Overreactions, College Reunions, and Resurgent Yankees (Ep. 221)
Jun 2, 2017 • 77 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Kevin O’Connor to discuss their initial reactions from Game 1 of the NBA Finals (5:00), Kevin Durant’s comfort level (13:00), Curry’s Game 7 redemption (19:00), LeBron matching Durant (22:00), and Kevin Hart’s…
NBA Finals Prediction + Raiders, N.W.A, and the Big 3 With Ice Cube (Ep. 220)
May 31, 2017 • 88 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons makes his 2017 NBA Finals prediction. Then, Ice Cube joins in the studio to discuss collaborating on the 30 for 30 documentary ‘Straight Outta L.A.’ (23:00), the Lakers-Celtics rivalry in the ’80s (31:00), the growth of…
Tiger, NBA Finals, and Remembering Frank Deford With Joe House and Bryan Curtis (Ep. 219)
May 30, 2017 • 71 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Bryan Curtis to talk about Tiger Woods’s latest media frenzy (01:30) and make NBA Finals predictions (23:00). Finally, Bill and Bryan take time to remember the late Frank Deford (44:00).
Chuck Klosterman on Chris Cornell, Superteams, an NFL Rule Change, and Michael Jordan (Ep. 218)
May 26, 2017 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to discuss the recent passing of Chris Cornell (03:00), the importance of film soundtracks (10:00), if super-teams hurt the NBA overall (26:00), LeBron’s legacy (40:00), the NFL’s rule…
Bill Burr on the NHL Playoffs, Kelly Olynyk’s Magic, Chris Farley, and R-Rated Sports (Ep. 217)
May 24, 2017 • 90 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by comedian Bill Burr to discuss his love for hockey (10:00), the great food in Winnipeg (15:00), the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry (23:00), the major changes at Fenway (34:00), the weirdness of hockey (41:00), Kelly…
Celtics Pride, LeBron vs. MJ, and Sacramento Kings Pain With Bill’s Dad and Hasan Minhaj (Ep. 216)
May 22, 2017 • 91 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on his dad to discuss the Celtics’ worse playoff losses (5:00), Isaiah Thomas’s injury (12:00), the free throw differential in the Eastern Conference finals (17:00), Avery Bradley’s magic (21:00), LeBron in Jordan…
May Mega-Mailbag: LeBron, LaVar, Harden, Pop, Dom, and More (Ep. 215)
May 19, 2017 • 77 min
Is LeBron a baby? Could Boston trade for Anthony Davis? Is James Harden the Peyton Manning of basketball? Are the Lakers really taking Lonzo? What should Chargers fans do? Why are dogs allowed on airplanes? Earl Woods vs. LaVar? Did karma injure Kawhi?…
NBA Draft Lottery Reaction With Mark Titus (Ep. 214)
May 17, 2017 • 51 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Mark Titus to break down last night’s draft lottery (02:00), if Markelle Fultz is definitely going to be a Celtic (11:30), what Lonzo Ball’s draft declaration says about him (15:00), players who could be the…
Wizards Postmortem, the Conference Finals, and the NBA Draft Lottery With Joe House (Ep. 213)
May 16, 2017 • 66 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Game 7 of Celtics-Wizards (02:00), John Wall’s performance in the series (07:00), who Scott Brooks trusted (15:00), a rested LeBron in the Eastern Conference finals (30:00), James Harden…
Aziz Ansari on ‘Master of None,’ Hosting ‘SNL,’ and Kanye Studio Session Stories (Ep. 212)
May 12, 2017 • 91 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Emmy Award–winning comedian Aziz Ansari to discuss shooting the second season of ‘Master of None’ in Italy (5:00), taking intense Italian lessons (15:00), directing modern Woody Allen moments (24:00),…
Adam Carolla on ‘Fast’ 7/8, ‘Cobra,’ + ‘Cast Away’ (Ep. 211)
May 10, 2017 • 88 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons celebrates 10 years of podcasting by bringing on ‘B.S. Report’ Hall of Famer Adam Carolla to discuss Sylvester Stallone’s 1980s cop thriller ‘Cobra’ (9:00), the best ’80s montages (14:00), the lifestyle of liking “bad…
The New Era of Sports Media and the End of ‘The Sports Reporters’ (Ep. 210)
May 8, 2017 • 74 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay and Ringer editor-at-large Bryan Curtis to discuss the end of ESPN’s ‘The Sports Reporters’ (5:00), LaVar Ball’s impact on Lonzo Ball’s draft stock (15:00),…
Michael Rapaport on NBA Awards, the Knicks, ‘True Romance,’ and Being Banned From ESPN (Ep. 209)
May 5, 2017 • 82 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Michael Rapaport to discuss the uninspiring NBA playoffs (5:00), the upcoming ‘NBA Awards’ show (11:00), Kelly Olynyk’s man bun (17:00), Phil Jackson’s problems in New York (26:00), overhyping ‘Hamilton’…
‘South Park,’ Competing With ‘SNL,’ and the Future of Comedy With Matt Stone and Trey Parker
May 2, 2017 • 81 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ‘South Park’ cocreators Matt Stone and Trey Parker to discuss writing the show during the 2016 election (6:00), their show’s similarities with ‘SNL’ (13:00), the NYT’s ‘Ghostbusters’ review (19:00), the…
Clippers Postmortem, Wiz-Celts, and Round 2 Intrigue With Joe House (Ep. 207)
May 1, 2017 • 75 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes longtime friend of the show Joe House to discuss the CP3 era in L.A. (5:00), sign-and-trade options for Blake Griffin (18:00), reasons to reassemble the Clippers’ core (21:00), Stockton-CP3 comparisons (29:00),…
NBA Predictions and NFL Draft Takes With Kevin O’Connor and Mike Lombardi (Ep. 206)
Apr 28, 2017 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to break down the somewhat-uneventful first round of the NBA playoffs (01:00), Game 6 for Chris Paul (05:30), Golden State’s chance at sweeping the playoffs (11:30), what’s wrong with James…
NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs, Boxing + Oakland With Cousin Sal and Andre Ward (Ep. 205)
Apr 26, 2017 • 94 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes back Cousin Sal to discuss potential NFL draft prop bets (4:00), the backup QB conundrum (10:00), the Pats’ sneaky-good picks (16:00), a potential Jimmy G draft-day trade (19:30), the Warriors’ 16-0 potential…
Round 1 Playoffs With Haralabos Voulgaris (Ep. 204)
Apr 24, 2017 • 79 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by old NBA buddy Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss Kawhi’s MVP case (5:00), the importance of durability (10:00), Isaiah Thomas’s improved play (14:00), James Harden’s defense (20:00), Shane Battier’s advanced…
NBA Playoff Mailbag and Charlamagne tha God (Ep. 203)
Apr 21, 2017 • 105 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons discusses the top NBA playoff story lines, including Rondo’s injury (4:00), CP3’s future plans (11:00), Steven Adams’s disappearing act (14:00), the Jazz’s struggles (19:30), Spurs-Grizz (23:30), Raptors-Bucks (27:00),…
Desus and Mero on Yankees–Red Sox, Protesting the Knicks, and NBA Playoffs (Ep. 202)
Apr 20, 2017 • 75 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Viceland stars Desus and Mero to discuss NBA fashion (5:00), making waves on the internet (12:00), the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry (16:00), the plight of Knicks fandom (24:00), Phil Jackson vs. Melo (30:00), Blake…
Playoff Check-in, Celts-Bulls Chaos, and Knicks Paranoia (Ep. 201)
Apr 19, 2017 • 72 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ringer staff writers Robert Mays and Jason Concepcion to discuss Bulls-Celtics (5:00), Rondo’s playoff run (11:00), Fred Hoiberg out-coaching Brad Stevens (18:00), Jimmy Butler trade myths (22:00), a possible…
Kurt Russell on His Career, Robin Williams’s Humor, and Hanging with Val Kilmer (Ep. 200)
Apr 14, 2017 • 82 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kurt Russell to discuss the origin of Mr. Nobody in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise (5:00), the alternate universe where he (and not Kevin Costner) played Crash Davis (16:00), the big chance to play Elvis on…
The MVP Winner With Joe House and the History of the ‘Fast & Furious’ With Neal Moritz (Ep. 199)
Apr 12, 2017 • 92 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to definitively determine who deserves the NBA’s highest honor (5:00), redraft the supporting casts of the Rockets and Thunder (8:00), and decide the “winner” of each NBA season since 2000 (13:00).…
April Mega-Mailbag (Ep. 198)
Apr 10, 2017 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons answers a slew of mailbag questions from readers and listeners on the value/history of triple doubles and why Wilt never went for them (5:30), Bill’s waffling on his MVP pick (10:45), lessons from Admiral/Olajuwon +…
All-NBA/MVP Tester Ballot With Joe House (Ep. 197)
Apr 6, 2017 • 84 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss the Cavs taking the East crown (6:00), Toronto’s newfound toughness (11:00), John Wall’s unmatched speed (16:00), Rob Hennigan’s scouting whiteboard (22:00), the great MVP debate (32:00),…
Sports Announcers, Pain Killers, Goodell, and ESPN With Bryan Curtis and Sally Jenkins (Ep. 196)
Apr 3, 2017 • 72 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Bryan Curtis discuss the art of sports broadcasting (2:00). Then, Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post joins them to talk about Roger Goodell and the NFL’s credibility problem (28:45), the painkillers epidemic in…
Kevin Durant on His Injury, Return to OKC, and the JaVale-Shaq Beef (Ep. 195)
Mar 31, 2017 • 93 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on NBA All-Star Kevin Durant to discuss his near season-ending injury (4:00), the decision to embrace being the enemy in OKC (15:00), the amount of talent in today’s NBA (24:00), Russell Westbrook’s and James…
Steve Nash on Lost Titles, Modern Point Guards, and Soccer Superstars (Ep. 194)
Mar 29, 2017 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by two-time MVP Steve Nash to discuss his best chance to win a title (6:00), the specialization of basketball (13:00), the modern point guard (17:00), playing with Kidd and KJ in Phoenix (24:00), players resting…
Chuck Klosterman on NBA MVP, Kobe’s ‘Musecage,’ and March Madness (Ep. 193)
Mar 27, 2017 • 82 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on author Chuck Klosterman to discuss Kobe’s storytelling in ‘Musecage’ (5:00), the Westbrook-Harden MVP race (15:00), Oklahoma City’s talent disparity (22:00), the obsession with the triple-double (28:00), Devin…
Madness, NBA, Trump, and MLB With Kevin O’Connor and JackO (Ep. 192)
Mar 24, 2017 • 74 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the top-five draft picks in UK-UCLA (6:00), Lonzo Ball’s NBA fit (13:00), the top-eight draft picks as of right now (23:00), the Clippers’ losing ways (33:00), the NBA Sweet 16 model…
Larry Wilmore on the Lakers, Stand-up Comedy, and Political Discourse (Ep. 191)
Mar 22, 2017 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on comedian Larry Wilmore, the cocreator of ‘Insecure,’ to discuss the 2017 Lakers drama (5:00), Kobe’s prime (14:00), LaVar Ball’s brashness (23:00), competitive balance in the NBA (33:00), Dave Chappelle’s new…
Ep. 190: Sports Movie Hall of Fame: ‘Blue Chips’ With Mark Titus and Chris Ryan
Mar 21, 2017 • 57 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Mark Titus and Chris Ryan to induct ‘Blue Chips’ into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. Topics include: the most ridiculous moments (5:00), Nick Nolte’s intense coaching style (14:00), Bob Knight’s mystique…
Ep. 189: Steve Ballmer on Owning an NBA Franchise
Mar 17, 2017 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer to discuss technology’s impact of viewing habits (6:00), the Clippers’ need for a championship (12:00), the potential of a new Clippers arena (24:30), the Seattle…
Ep. 188: March Madness Extravaganza With Mark Titus, Cousin Sal, and Kevin O’Connor
Mar 15, 2017 • 72 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on The Ringer’s Mark Titus to discuss Evan Turner’s ideal skill set (5:00), LeBron on a mid-major (8:00), Cousin Sal’s best bet for the title (16:00), the best rivalry in college hoops (23:00), and Villanova’s…
Ep. 187: Zach Lowe on the NBA’s Wild, Wild West
Mar 14, 2017 • 84 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on former Grantland teammate Zach Lowe to discuss the Warriors’ losing ways (6:00), the only teams to go three years without 20 losses (15:00), Durant on the Warriors (19:00), Jazz-Clippers (25:00), whether this is…
Ep. 186: Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi, Kevin Clark, and JackO
Mar 10, 2017 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Mike Lombardi and Kevin Clark to discuss NFL free agency, Deshaun Watson’s draft fit (7:00), Mike Glennon in Chicago (11:00), the Patriots signing Stephon Gilmore (19:00), Brandin Cooks rumors (26:00), the…
Ep. 185: Westbrook and the Wizards With Joe House and Hockey Star P.K. Subban
Mar 9, 2017 • 90 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss the Wizards’ impressive season so far (6:00), the Bradley Beal–Ray Allen comparison (11:00), the best free-agency acquisitions (23:00), Russell Westbrook’s ball hogging ways (32:00), OKC’s…
Ep. 184: Isaiah Thomas and ‘John Wick 2’ With Shea Serrano
Mar 6, 2017 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas to discuss his recent success (02:00), dealing with larger players’ physicality (05:00), the polarizing Marcus Smart (14:00), his favorite NBA teams (16:30), the best players from…
Ep. 183: Luke Walton
Mar 3, 2017 • 68 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons sits down with Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton to discuss growing up in the Boston Garden (2:00), his father’s reaction to Luke’s getting a head coaching job with the Lakers (10:00), his rookie season with…
Ep. 182: Reliving the Oscars With Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal
Mar 2, 2017 • 64 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons ventures over to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ to discuss the Oscars Best Picture mix-up (5:00), Ryan Gosling laughing (13:00), Cousin Sal’s bad beats (16:00), Jimmy’s near-death experience during rehearsal (25:00),…
Ep 181: The Oscars Disaster Recap With Wesley Morris and Sean Fennessey
Feb 27, 2017 • 62 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on New York Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris and Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to discuss the Best Picture fiasco (6:00), Casey Affleck’s win (13:00), ‘La La Land’ losing (19:00), the Oscars voting…
Ep. 180: Friday Rollin’ Trade Deadline Recap With Joe House, Chris Ryan, and Kevin O’Connor
Feb 24, 2017 • 72 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House, Chris Ryan, and Kevin O’Connor to discuss Boogie’s impact on the Pelicans (8:00), Brandon Ingram’s potential (12:00), Paul George vs. Jimmy Butler (18:00), GMs using the trade machine (28:00), the…
Ep. 179: The Battle for Tech Supremacy With Ben Thompson
Feb 22, 2017 • 56 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Stratechery founder Ben Thompson to discuss the Apple–LeBron James comparison (6:00), Netflix’s dominance (14:00), Hulu’s handicap (21:00), Twitter’s lack of evolution (27:00), Facebook and Google’s…
Ep. 178: Dealing With the Trade Deadline With J.J. Redick
Feb 21, 2017 • 79 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Clippers guard J.J. Redick to discuss Doc Rivers’s offense in L.A. (6:00), the 2009 Finals (14:00), is this the last dance for the Clippers? (19:00), the 3-point revolution (28:00), Bradley Beal’s skill set…
Ep. 177: Malcolm Gladwell
Feb 17, 2017 • 81 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Malcolm Gladwell to discuss Dwight Howard’s and Carmelo Anthony’s main problem (6:00), the 3-point evolution (13:00), Jim Dolan’s rich-son complex (24:00), Seattle SuperSonics–expansion-team scenarios…
Ep. 176: NBA Trade Talk With Kevin Clark and Sean Grande
Feb 14, 2017 • 67 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Ringer staff writer Kevin Clark to discuss the trade of Serge Ibaka (5:00), Rob Hennigan’s coaching hires (10:00), the only Magic players worth keeping (15:00), and Bill Belichick’s draft-day trades (21:00).…
Ep. 175: Brian Koppelman and David Shoemaker
Feb 13, 2017 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on ‘Billions’ creator Brian Koppelman to discuss Jim Dolan’s Fredo complex (5:00), Phil Jackson’s influence on the Knicks (14:00), the greatest moment in Knicks history (20:00), Season 2 of ‘Billions’ (28:00), and…
Ep. 174: Kevin Durant
Feb 9, 2017 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Warriors forward Kevin Durant to discuss his favorite thing about his new team (6:00), LeBron-Barkley beef (12:00), James Harden’s leap (19:00), Durant’s rivalry with LeBron (29:00), and what Thunder teammate…
Ep. 173: Steve Kerr
Feb 8, 2017 • 64 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr to discuss the “supervillains” narrative (5:00), back problems in 2015 (8:00), Pat Riley’s “disease of more” after championship runs (11:30), Steph Curry’s magic…
Ep. 172: Emergency Super Bowl Pod With Mike Lombardi, Cousin Sal, and Bill’s Dad
Feb 6, 2017 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Mike Lombardi to break down the Patriots’ incredible comeback and pinpoint where the momentum shifted (01:50). Then, Cousin Sal calls in to discuss how some outrageous prop bets paid off (27:55). Finally,…
Ep. 171: Friday Rollin’ With Bryan Curtis and Mike Lombardi
Feb 3, 2017 • 88 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ringer editor-at-large Bryan Curtis to discuss the emotional roller coaster of re-watching Super Bowls (6:00), Chris Berman’s farewell (14:00), the end of the highlight era (21:00), Bill’s first time meeting…
Ep. 170: Sports Movie Hall of Fame: ‘White Men Can’t Jump’
Feb 1, 2017 • 62 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Rembert Browne to discuss ‘White Men Can’t Jump,’ the fourth inductee into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. They cover Woody Harrelson’s hustling tactics (6:00), Wesley Snipes’s height (11:00),…
Ep. 169: Super Bowl LI Prop Bets With Cousin Sal and Mike Lombardi
Jan 30, 2017 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal and Mike Lombardi to discuss all things prop bets for Super Bowl LI. Topics include: high-scoring teams’ historical Super Bowl record (6:00), the origin of the “Matty Ice” nickname (12:00), Gatorade…
Ep. 168: Carmelo Trades and Falcons-Pats w/ Joe House + Rembert Browne
Jan 27, 2017 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss the Bulls meltdown (5:00), Bill’s six best made-up Carmelo trades to the Clippers and Cavs (15:00), and Melo’s sneaky-best dark horse destination (32:00). Then, former Grantlander Rembert…
Ep. 167: Bill Burr
Jan 25, 2017 • 75 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by comedian and fellow Bostonian Bill Burr to discuss the joys of parenthood (6:00), Wayne Gretzky’s interview style (11:00), the “Big Bad Bruins” (15:00), NBA rivalries (20:00), the Mount Rushmore of TV actors…
Ep. 166: Cousin Sal and Wesley Morris
Jan 23, 2017 • 79 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons calls on Cousin Sal to discuss the Pats-Falcons Super Bowl matchup (5:00), the disappointing NFL playoffs (13:00), whether Tom Brady is the best QB ever (18:00), Tony Romo’s trade value (20:20), the Pats’ continuity…
Ep. 165: Seth Meyers and Michael Schur
Jan 20, 2017 • 65 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ‘Late Night’ host Seth Meyers and ‘Good Place’ creator Michael Schur to discuss this weekend’s AFC championship game between the Patriots and Steelers (3:00), the baseball Hall of Fame and MVP award debates…
Ep. 164: Mike Lombardi and Sarah Tiana
Jan 18, 2017 • 57 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Mike Lombardi to discuss Antonio Brown’s locker-room video (6:00), Will Fuller’s inopportune drops (10:00), the Chiefs’ defensive miscues (13:00), Le’Veon Bell vs. Bill Belichick (16:00), Falcons-Packers…
Ep. 163: Conference Championship Lines With Cousin Sal and ‘Patriots Day’ With Peter Berg
Jan 16, 2017 • 92 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys’ devastating loss (5:00), the other Round 2 games (10:00), Denzel’s Oscars odds (24:00), Packers-Falcons (29:00), Steelers-Pats (33:00), and Superfly Jimmy Snuka’s passing…
Ep. 162: Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi and Jeff Ross
Jan 12, 2017 • 89 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on FS1’s Mike Lombardi to discuss the NFL playoff divisional-round matchups (6:00) and designate a corresponding character from ‘The Wire’ for each remaining team. Then, comedian Jeff Ross joins to discuss ‘Roast…
Ep. 161: NFL Divisional-Round Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe Buck
Jan 9, 2017 • 87 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss the not-so-wild NFL wild-card weekend (6:00), Aaron Rodgers’s ridiculous Hail Mary streak (8:00), Matt Moore’s concussion protocol (15:00), Big Ben’s bad throws (21:00), the…
Ep. 160: Friday Rollin’ Wild-Card Weekend With Mike Lombardi, Mallory Rubin, and Joe House
Jan 6, 2017 • 79 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by FS1’s Mike Lombardi to discuss Brock Osweiler vs. Connor Cook (5:00), Atlanta’s occasionally great offense (14:00), Eli Manning’s mistakes (18:00), cold-weather cough-ups (21:00), Dolphins-Steelers (25:00),…
Ep. 159: NFL Wild-Card Weekend Lines With Cousin Sal
Jan 2, 2017 • 60 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Week 17 (1:22), the NFL MVP odds (9:43), who should be coach of the year (15:35), and the new coaching vacancies (17:22).They also cover this weekend’s playoff matchups: Texans-Raiders…
Ep. 158: Friday Rollin’ With Joe House
Dec 29, 2016 • 85 min
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Joe House discuss George Karl’s controversial new NBA book (and the anecdotes that surprised Bill the most when he read it) (2:35). Then they rattle off their NBA power rankings for December (33:50), measure Cleveland against…
Ep. 157: Week 17 Lines With Cousin Sal
Dec 27, 2016 • 65 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss Cowboys-Lions and Dez Byant’s catch of the year (2:00), Derek Carr’s broken leg and the AFC West (8:00), who should be the MVP (24:00), the firing of the Ryan brothers (35:00),…
Ep. 156: Holiday NFL/NBA + Basketball Unicorns With Joe House
Dec 22, 2016 • 79 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss the best bets for NFL Week 16, Matt Barkley’s friskiness (17:00), the best NBA Christmas Day games (24:00), LeBron’s extended playing time (28:00), potential Nuggets trade options (32:00),…
Ep. 155: Week 16 Lines With Cousin Sal
Dec 19, 2016 • 62 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss Pats-Giants trilogy potential (5:00), Broncos offense vs. Broncos defense (10:00), Macho Man Tommy Savage (17:00), the Pats’ favorable schedule (23:00), the cold-weather home team theory…
Ep. 154: Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi, Joe House, and Mallory Rubin
Dec 16, 2016 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons leans on FS1’s Mike Lombardi to discuss another rout of the Rams (6:00), Bengals-Steelers (10:00), Tom Brady’s offensive balance (17:00), the Chiefs’ need for turnovers (23:00), and Cowboys-Bucs (26:00). Then, Joe House…
Ep. 153: Gucci Mane
Dec 14, 2016 • 49 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane to discuss his three-year incarceration and 2016 release (5:00), his humble beginnings in Alabama (8:00), what is unique about Atlanta’s music scene (15:00), Atlanta’s club culture…
Ep. 152: Week 15 Lines With Cousin Sal
Dec 12, 2016 • 59 min
Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal discuss Dallas’s lackluster performance (1:20) and wonder if Tony Romo would have done better (5:04). They also review the remaining weeks of the schedule and the emerging playoff picture (8:30), debate penalty revisions…
Ep. 151: Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi, Joe House and Bill’s Dad
Dec 9, 2016 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Mike Lombardi to gush over their favorite scenes from ‘Goodfellas’ (6:00) and designate a character for each NFL contender (10:00). Then, Joe House joins (29:00) to discuss watching Kristaps Porzingis in person…
Ep. 150: Andy Cohen
Dec 7, 2016 • 63 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bravo’s Andy Cohen to discuss the rise of reality TV (6:00), ‘Desperate Housewives’ vs. ‘Real Housewives’ (10:00), the casting process of ‘Real Housewives’ (15:00), the potential of ‘Real Housewives:…
Ep. 149: Week 14 Lines With Cousin Sal
Dec 5, 2016 • 69 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal directly after ‘Sunday Night Football’ to discuss Cam Newton’s dress code violation (5:00), Khalil Mack’s monstrous season (10:00), Mike Nugent’s PAT misses (14:00), Andy Reid out-coaching his…
Ep. 148: Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi, Joe House, Robert Mays, and Danny Kelly
Dec 2, 2016 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on FS1’s Mike Lombardi to somberly discuss Gronk’s season-ending injury and where the Patriots go from here (6:00). Joe House hops on the line to talk Tiger’s return (20:00) and give out the best three bets for…
Ep. 147: NBA Power Rankings With Kevin O’Connor
Nov 30, 2016 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Ringer NBA writer Kevin O’Connor to properly rank all 30 teams in the league, discuss the Mavs’ tanking strategy (6:00), the Brandon Knight issue with the Suns (12:00), if the Timberwolves should tank (16:00),…
Ep. 146: Week 13 Lines With Cousin Sal
Nov 28, 2016 • 72 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the aftermath of the Thanksgiving Day games (6:00), Gary Kubiak’s decision to kick instead of take the tie (10:00), AFC West odds (14:00), Bruce Arians’s sloppy Cardinals (22:00), Dak…
Ep. 145: Week 12 Lines With Cousin Sal and Thanksgiving Day Best Bets With Joe House
Nov 21, 2016 • 84 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss Sal’s 0-3 Week 11 Vegas trip (5:00), the Chiefs’ surprising stumble (11:00), the Dolphins’ chances of getting to 10 wins (15:00), Dak’s MVP candidacy (17:00), the reason behind Thanksgiving…
Ep. 144: ‘Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi, Joe House, and Bryan Curtis
Nov 17, 2016 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on FS1’s Mike Lombardi to discuss the Pats’ lackluster D-line (6:00), ways for the Titans to win the AFC South (10:00), Doug Pederson vs. Adam Gase (15:00), Raiders-Texans in Mexico (23:00), and Ben McAdoo’s many…
Ep. 143: Squashing the Beef With Cris Collinsworth and NOLA Sports With Micah Peters
Nov 15, 2016 • 73 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on NBC’s Cris Collinsworth to squash their social media beef and discuss TV critiques (4:00), Al Michaels’s new TV schedule (11:00), Green Bay’s struggles (16:30), calling two NFL games in one week (21:00), and…
Ep. 142: Week 11 Lines With Cousin Sal
Nov 14, 2016 • 75 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons leans on old pal Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys offensive line as MVP (5:00), the Seahawks’ physicality (12:00), the L.A. football experiment (20:00), Pats-Seahawks rivalry potential (24:00), the Panthers packing their…
Ep. 141: Mike Lombardi, Joe House and JackO
Nov 10, 2016 • 76 min
Bill Simmons brings on Mike Lombardi to discuss New England’s defense against Russell Wilson (2:50) and which NFL teams are contenders or pretenders (9:25). Then Joe House joins to pick NFL games for the Callaway par-3 (27:00), debate a hypothetical John…
Ep. 140: Week 10 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal
Nov 7, 2016 • 58 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss Matthew Stafford’s comeback (6:00), who’s going to win the NFC North (10:00), Melvin Gordon’s redemption (14:00), the NFL’s top records against the spread (18:00), Zeke Elliott’s…
Ep. 139: JackO on World Series, Kevin O’Connor on NBA, and House’s Week 9 NFL Picks
Nov 3, 2016 • 74 min
Bill Simmons and JackO break down the greatest baseball game of all time (Game 7 of the World Series) (2:30). Then The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor joins the show to talk about early NBA season surprises (31:40). Plus, Joe House gives his Week 9 NFL picks and…
Ep. 138: Week 9 Lines With Cousin Sal and Jamie Collins Counsel With Mike Lombardi
Oct 31, 2016 • 67 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss who’s more cursed in the World Series, the Raiders’ ridiculous road record (10:00), Dak Prescott vs. Tony Romo (17:00), and the top-tier teams in the league (20:00). Then, Mike Lombardi…
Ep. 137: ‘Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi, Robert Mays, and Joe House
Oct 28, 2016 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Mike Lombardi to discuss Gus Bradley’s coaching future (4:00), the Panthers’ comeback potential (8:00), the Vikings’ O-line issues (14:00), reasons to trust Matthew Stafford (18:00), the ailing Bills (21:00),…
Ep. 136: Week 8 Lines, NBA Futures, and World Series Predictions With Cousin Sal
Oct 24, 2016 • 73 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss the fall of football (3:00), adding entertainers to the TV booth (8:00), Tom Brady’s MVP odds (13:00), ‘Sunday Night Football’ vs. the World Series (17:30), Blake Bortles’s road record…
Ep. 135: NBA Over/Under With Joe House and Week 7 NFL With Mike Lombardi
Oct 20, 2016 • 99 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on football aficionado Mike Lombardi to discuss Green Bay’s talent pool problem (6:00), the not-so-bad Bills (14:00), Carson Palmer’s struggles (19:00), the Jags’ potential statement win (22:00), and the revamped…
Ep. 134: Week 7 Lines With Cousin Sal
Oct 17, 2016 • 60 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss Tony Romo’s looming return (6:00), the Falcons no-call (12:00), Cam Newton’s early celebration (18:00), “What’s Wrong With Aaron Rodgers?” Week (22:00), the up-and-down Lions (29:00), the…
Ep. 133: ‘Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi and Joe House
Oct 13, 2016 • 68 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on noted Falcons nonbeliever Mike Lombardi to discuss the Bengals’ lack of physicality (10:00), the Cowboys’ two-down offensive dominance (16:30), Ben McAdoo’s mismanagement (23:00), and Buffalo’s limited talent…
Ep. 132: Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal on Week 6
Oct 10, 2016 • 68 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal call up Jimmy Kimmel to talk about Dak Prescott vs. Tony Romo, the comedy gold Donald Trump has brought late-night TV, and their live event benefiting the Scholars at Risk program at Harvard University…
Ep. 131: ‘Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi and Joe House
Oct 6, 2016 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on front office guru Mike Lombardi to discuss the stable Vikings (5:00), the hopeless Colts (10:00), Carson Palmer reverting to his mean (13:00), the most talented underachieving teams (23:00), and…
Ep. 130: Week 5 lines with Cousin Sal
Oct 3, 2016 • 54 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ wonder if the Falcons are a contender and if Carolina and Arizona are in trouble (4:00). Then, they guess Week 5 lines (17:30), come up with the week’s best teaser, and mull over…
Ep. 129: Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi, Joe House, and JackO
Sep 30, 2016 • 71 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons calls Mike Lombardi to talk about what Carolina needs to fix against Atlanta, Josh Gordon’s release from the Browns, and more (2:30). Then Joe House joins the show to discuss his picks for Week 4 of the NFL season and…
Ep. 128: Week 4 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal
Sep 28, 2016 • 65 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to guess the lines for Week 4. Topics include: Carson Wentz’s big week (5:00), Vin Scully’s farewell (8:30), the struggling Bengals (17:00), Matthew Stafford’s garbage-time magnificence (24:00), Tom…
Ep. 127: Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi, Joe House, and Chris Vernon
Sep 23, 2016 • 75 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on NFL insider Mike Lombardi to discuss Pats-Texans, Brock Osweiler’s sustainability (5:00), the top four teams heading into Week 3 (8:00), Green Bay’s predictable matchup offense (14:00), Kirk Cousins as a…
Ep. 126: Week 3 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal
Sep 22, 2016 • 71 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss the Emmys aftermath, Mike McCarthy’s ‘first coach fired’ potential (8:00), Pats-Texans (16:00), Wentz’s impressive start (20:00), AP’s injury (31:00), trading Gus Bradley for Rex Ryan…
Ep. 125: Friday Rollin’ With Mike Lombardi and Joe House
Sep 16, 2016 • 65 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons celebrates the triumphant return of Mike Lombardi to the pod by discussing Bill Belichick’s “born to run” mentality (6:00), the Colts’ double-digit deficits (12:00), the Cardinals’ sloppiness (17:00), Ryan Tannehill vs.…
Ep. 124: Week 2 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal
Sep 14, 2016 • 56 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal on the ‘Any Given Wednesday’ set to discuss Week 2 NFL matchups, Al Michaels’s double shift (13:00), Bill’s Giants-Pats Super Bowl prediction (21:00), RG3’s injury bug (28:00), the irrelevant…
Ep. 123: ‘Friday Rollin’ With Joe House, Rembert Browne, and Bill’s Dad
Sep 9, 2016 • 82 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss the Broncos-Panthers season opener (10:00), Cam Newton’s durability (15:00), and the three best picks for the Sunday NFL slate (20:00). Then, New York magazine writer-at-large Rembert Browne…
Ep. 122: Week 1 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal
Sep 7, 2016 • 67 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons returns with Cousin Sal to dish out the best bets for Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season. The duo discuss Jameis Winston’s breakout in Year 2, the Chiefs’ Super Bowl odds, Aaron Rodgers’s return to form (19:00), the Browns…
Ep. 121: Tony Kornheiser
Sep 2, 2016 • 71 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks to Tony Kornheiser about the evolution of sportswriting (9:00), the Colin Kaepernick controversy (23:30), the mechanics of 15 years of ‘PTI’ (50:00), and ‘The Night Of’ (1:03:00).
Ep. 120: 2016 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House
Aug 31, 2016 • 85 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal celebrate the 10-year anniversary of them guessing the NFL lines by bringing in Joe House to discuss the Patriots’ 12-4 destiny, the Belichick-Hillary parlay of the decade (24:40), Brock Osweiler’s hot hand…
Ep. 119: Michael Rapaport
Aug 26, 2016 • 90 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Michael Rapaport discuss the NBA’s crazy summer, Belichick and Popovich (13:00), Dwight Howard and Boogie Cousins (16:15), KD and the Warriors (26:00), OKC and Westbrook (46:00), Mike’s fantasy football obsession…
Ep. 118: Olympics With Malcolm Gladwell
Aug 23, 2016 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Malcolm Gladwell on ways to fix track and field (3:00), how sports doping has changed over the years (10:00), Michael Phelps’s status as one of the world’s biggest athletes (29:00), and what the NBA can learn from…
Ep. 117: James Andrew Miller
Aug 18, 2016 • 79 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on acclaimed author James Andrew Miller to discuss his new book, ‘Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency’; Ari Emanuel and power struggles within agencies (23:00); the CAA connection to…
Ep. 116: Team USA, A-Rod’s Retirement, and ‘Roast Battle’
Aug 11, 2016 • 81 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Chris Ryan to discuss Team USA basketball’s struggles against Australia (12:00). Then, ‘AGW’ writers Joel Solomon and Travon Free join to give their final thoughts on A-Rod (32:25). Finally, ‘Roast Battle’…
Ep. 115: Johnny Bananas
Aug 5, 2016 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by six-time MTV ‘Challenge’ champion Johnny Bananas to discuss his decision to get revenge against Sarah (6:00), T.J. and the crew’s reaction to his money grab (17:00), NBA comparisons to ‘Challenge’ stars…
Ep. 114: MLB Trades, Boston Celtics, and PGA Championship With Joe House, Plus DNC Recap With JackO
Jul 29, 2016 • 61 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and ‘ShackHouse’ cohost Joe House talk MLB trade deadline (3:00), Westbrook’s big decision (5:00), and whether the PGA Championship needs an identity change (19:00). Then, Bill’s longtime buddy JackO weighs in on the DNC…
Ep. 113: Cousin Sal, Deep Dives With Brendan Lynch, and RNC Wrap-up With JackO
Jul 22, 2016 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal for an emergency summer bet proposal to curse Donald Trump’s presidential chances. Then ‘Any Given Wednesday’ writer Brendan Lynch joins (27:05) for another edition of his internet deep dives.…
Ep. 112: ‘Any Given Wednesday’ Bonus Material
Jul 20, 2016 • 67 min
This bonus ‘Bill Simmons Podcast’ includes extra material from the first four episodes of ‘Any Given Wednesday,’ including interviews with Charles Barkley (2:15), Ben Affleck (15:30), Malcolm Gladwell and Mark Cuban (24:00), Bill Hader (36:45), Joe Rogan…
Ep. 111: Republican National Convention Day 1 With JackO
Jul 19, 2016 • 21 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons calls up his buddy JackO for an emergency quickie bonus podcast to discuss Day 1 of the Republican National Convention, how Donald Trump wound up a presidential candidate, and what to make of Melania Trump’s speech.
Ep. 110: The End of Deflategate With Bill’s Dad and Summer Movies With Wesley Morris
Jul 15, 2016 • 74 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on his dad to discuss Tom Brady bailing on Deflategate (6:00) and the current feelings in Boston on the Red Sox’s recent trade for Drew Pomeranz and on Celtics draft pick Jaylen Brown’s inability to finish around…
Ep. 109: NBA Free-Agency Reaction Pod With Joe House
Jul 7, 2016 • 71 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on longtime pal Joe House to discuss Dwyane Wade’s decision to sign with the Bulls, star players ending careers with different teams (17:00), the battle for Al Horford (22:00), the Knicks’ plan for the future…
Ep. 108: Friday Rollin’ NBA Free-Agency Edition
Jul 1, 2016 • 65 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss the first official day of NBA free agency, Durant’s window with Golden State (10:00), Curry’s “superstar” durability (24:00), Dwight’s next destination (32:00), the most tortured NBA…
Ep. 107: Friday Rollin’ NBA Draft Wrap-up With Joe House, and Kevin Clark on Orlando
Jun 24, 2016 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Joe House to break down the 2016 NBA draft, OKC’s Oladipo theft (8:00), Thon Maker to the Bucks (19:00), the Celtics and Jaylen Brown (24:00), the Knicks’ uncanny knack (34:00), and the NBA Finals and LeBron…
Ep. 106: Jimmy Butler
Jun 15, 2016 • 67 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on two-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA All-Defensive team honoree Jimmy Butler to discuss being a late-blooming draft steal, Tom Thibodeau’s raw deal with the Bulls (15:00), guarding LeBron vs. guarding Steph…
Ep. 105: NBA Finals and Internet Deep Dives With Joel Solomon, Brendan Lynch and Pat Barker
Jun 10, 2016 • 63 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on 3 ‘Any Given Wednesday’ writers to discuss Stephen Curry’s Finals no-show (so far), Kevin Love’s trade value (16:00), 2016 Team USA options (28:00), J.R. technical foul goading strategies for Draymond (37:00)…
Ep. 104: Malcolm Gladwell
Jun 8, 2016 • 71 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss Rick Barry’s free throw mechanics, GSW’s reinvention of the wheel (14:00), expanding the pool of NBA stars (23:00), Kevin Durant’s next destination (30:00), Steph…
Ep. 103: Friday Rollin’ With Joe House
May 27, 2016 • 58 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on longtime buddy Joe House to talk about Bill’s trip to Oakland for Game 5, the ceiling of OKC-GSW, the meaning of 73-9 if Golden State loses, the Russell Westbrook-Stephen Curry battle, Kevin Durant’s steady rise…
Ep. 102: NBA Conference Finals With Haralabos Voulgaris
May 25, 2016 • 63 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and one of the world’s most prolific NBA bettors, Haralabos Voulgaris, on OKC-GSW, OKC’s dominance on the boards (18:00), Golden State’s possible adjustments (25:00), Steven Adams vs. James Harden (34:00), LeBron’s…
Ep. 101: Charity: Water’s Scott Harrison
May 20, 2016 • 66 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons with charity: water’s founder, Scott Harrison, on his foundation’s goal of solving the global water crisis.
Ep. 100: Joe House and JackO
May 19, 2016 • 72 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Joe House celebrate Episode 100 by discussing last night’s Thunder-Warriors game, the NBA salary cap and contract extensions (18:00), and the NBA draft lottery (25:00). Then, JackO joins to talk Trump and the Yankees…
Ep. 99: OKC-GSW With Travon Free
May 13, 2016 • 61 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes comedian and ‘Any Given Wednesday’ writer Travon Free to break down the Thunder’s athletic advantage, Westbrook’s alpha-dog mentality (14:00), the Spurs’ championship runs (17:00), playing high school basketball…
Ep. 98: Craig Kilborn
May 12, 2016 • 81 min
Craig Kilborn talks about his lifelong love of basketball and the Timberwolves, as well as his time at ESPN, Comedy Central and CBS.
Ep. 97: Restaurateur David Chang
May 6, 2016 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on world-renowned chef David Chang to discuss the beginning of Noodle Bar, Momofuku’s move to D.C. (12:00), “selective competitiveness” with critics (18:00), the Redskins’ and Clippers’ tragic flaws (26:00), the…
Ep. 96: Michael Rapaport
May 4, 2016 • 71 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Michael Rapaport to discuss Harvey Keitel’s ‘Cop Land’ advice, the Knicks and David Blatt (13:00), Prince’s “stickman” credentials (17:00), MJ’s fashion sense (25:00), LeBron’s teammate potential (31:00),…
Ep. 95: Billionaire Investor Chris Sacca
Apr 28, 2016 • 90 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by billionaire investor and ‘Shark Tank’ star Chris Sacca to discuss Google’s profit ceiling (8:00), Twitter’s lack of innovation (20:00), YouTube vs. Google Videos (28:00), the genesis of Uber (38:00), the…
Ep. 94: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele
Apr 26, 2016 • 68 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks to Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele about their new film, ‘Keanu’; writing comedy sketches (20:00); the state of edgy improv (37:00); and impersonating President Obama (53:00).
Ep. 93: Chuck Klosterman, Wesley Morris, and Joe House
Apr 22, 2016 • 79 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks to Chuck Klosterman about Prince as one of the most prolific musicians of his era, and they revisit the film ‘Purple Rain.’ Wesley Morris comes on to share his memories of the artist, and ponders what other…
Ep. 92: Louis C.K.
Apr 20, 2016 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons chats with comedian Louis C.K. about owning his own show (‘Horace and Pete’), battling the stigma of “being broke” (18:00), internet headline culture (28:00), the creative decisions behind ‘Horace and Pete’ (35:00), the…
Ep. 91: Haralabos Voulgaris and Katie Baker
Apr 15, 2016 • 91 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons preps for the NBA playoffs with Haralabob, who calls in from an undisclosed location to discuss GSW’s historic regular season, the Cavs’ upset potential (8:00), the Thunder’s incompetence (15:00), OKC’s crunch-time lineup…
Ep. 90: Draymond Green
Apr 14, 2016 • 50 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes world-champion Warriors forward Draymond Green to discuss 73 wins, GSW’s management of playing time (8:00), their “lucky” 2015 championship (12:00), Curry’s added edge (16:00), the Game 7 loss to LAC (19:00), the…
Ep. 89: All-NBA Ballot With Joe House
Apr 13, 2016 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons submits his All-NBA 2016 selections, with help from Joe House. Topics include: Karl-Anthony Towns’s ROY campaign, Pop vs. Kerr (11:00), Draymond’s DPOY credentials (15:00), C.J. McCollum’s breakout season (20:00), Bill’s…
Ep. 88: Willie Geist and JackO
Apr 8, 2016 • 72 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons eulogizes “The Process,” then brings on NBC’s Willie Geist to discuss the 2008 election vs. the 2016 election (16:30), how Cruz’s campaign seems rational compared to Trump’s (20:15), the lack of late-night political…
Ep. 87: Chuck Klosterman and David Shoemaker
Apr 5, 2016 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Chuck Klosterman to respond to Monday night’s wild NCAA championship game, rank all-time Final Four moments (11:30), discuss the singularity of collegiate success (26:00), break down Celtics-GSW (30:00), go over…
Ep. 86: ‘ShackHouse’ Masters Preview and Tiger Talk With Bill Simmons
Apr 5, 2016 • 59 min
House and Shackelford are joined by Bill Simmons to break down the state of Tiger Woods’s career, favorable Masters odds (16:00), and Mickelson’s moment in Augusta. Then, House and Shackelford list their “greenroom guys” to watch this week (31:00), map…
Ep. 85: Diana Taurasi
Apr 1, 2016 • 73 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Diana Taurasi to discuss her WNBA return from Russia, UConn’s dominance (6:00), the stupidity of lowering the rims (13:00), GSW’s selflessness (16:30), playing pickup with Westbrook and Draymond (21:00), and…
Ep. 84: Keith Olbermann
Mar 30, 2016 • 72 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Keith Olbermann to discuss “the never-ending state of stupidity” in politics, learning to compromise in America (19:30), the impact of social media on cable news (25:00), baseball’s future (32:30), Pedro’s peak…
Ep. 83: ‘The Media v. O.J. Simpson’ With Bryan Curtis
Mar 30, 2016 • 40 min
Ringer editor-at-large Bryan Curtis hosts a feature podcast examining the media element of the Trial of the Century. Guests include HBO’s Jim Lampley, former New York Times TV writer Bill Carter, and ‘Inside Edition’ correspondent Jim Moret, who covered…
Ep. 82: Joe House, Chris Ryan, and Andy Greenwald
Mar 28, 2016 • 67 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to wrap up the Elite Eight weekend, Buddy Hield’s rise on draft boards (10:00), Ingram vs. Simmons (15:00), the NHL playoff picture (22:00), Connor McDavid’s rookie season (27:00), and GSW’s historic…
Ep. 81: David Duchovny
Mar 24, 2016 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons pays tribute to the life of Garry Shandling. Then, David Duchovny joins to discuss NY vs. Boston, Curry’s relatable game (18:00), Starks’s dunk near Jordan (23:30), ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ auditions (26:00), ‘The Larry…
Ep. 80: Mike Tollin
Mar 24, 2016 • 76 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes 30 for 30 director and Mandalay Sports Media co-chairman Mike Tollin to discuss Ben Simmons and the state of Philly sports (11:00), ‘The White Shadow’ (18:00), Bill’s idea for ‘Varsity Blues 2’ (27:00), GSW’s…
Ep. 79: Joe House and Michael McCann
Mar 21, 2016 • 61 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to make sense of March Madness, top NBA prospects in the tournament (11:00), Buddy Hield’s balls (14:00), the Pelicans shutting down A.D. (18:00), Spurs-GSW (22:00), Kawhi’s athleticism (27:00), and…
Ep. 78: Jay Glazer
Mar 18, 2016 • 77 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Fox Sports’s Jay Glazer to discuss the current NFL landscape, the secret to the 2007 Giants (12:00), UFC vs. NFL (17:00), the original NFL Insider (29:00), picking a fight with Peyton Manning (44:00), NFL lockout…
Ep. 77: Jim Lampley
Mar 16, 2016 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes fellow HBOer Jim Lampley to discuss his Mount Rushmore of boxing, Mike Tyson’s self-awareness (24:00), the current top fighters (30:00), Floyd Mayweather’s legacy (35:00), boxing vs. UFC (41:00), concussions in…
Ep. 76: Chuck Klosterman and Jonathan Abrams
Mar 15, 2016 • 78 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes old friend Chuck Klosterman to discuss March Madness, Ben Simmons’s ceiling (8:00), capricious LeBron fandom (18:30), Curry’s apex (29:00), a GSW–Kevin Love trade (37:00), moving the 3-point line (44:00), and…
Ep. 75: Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer
Mar 11, 2016 • 72 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Jon Favreau, former director of speechwriting for President Obama, to break down the 2016 primaries, Donald Trump’s lack of a speechwriter (10:00), and this season’s WWF-style debate format (21:00). Then, Dan…
Ep. 74: Joe House and Greg Cosell
Mar 10, 2016 • 74 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Joe House to discuss Holy Cross’s Patriot League championship, March Madness (12:00), Durant-Celtics (17:00), Cleveland’s bad body language (29:00), the Pistons-Cavs mismatch (36:00), and the resurgence of Dougie…
Ep. 73: Dan Wetzel & Bill’s Dad
Mar 7, 2016 • 83 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports to discuss the desire for a Rousey-Holm rematch, UFC’s growth (15:00), a Deflategate update (27:00), Goodell vs. Brady (30:30), the NFL’s narrative (34:00), and Peyton Manning’s legacy…
Ep. 72: ‘The Watch’ Takeover with Chris Ryan & Andy Greenwald
Mar 4, 2016 • 44 min
Chris and Andy cohost to discuss the TV Championship Belt, the Netflix model (12:00), the prestige dramas ‘Vinyl’ and ‘Billions’ (19:00), and ‘Better Call Saul’ (28:00), and celebrate the work of Courtney B. Vance on ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American…
Ep. 71: Sports Media Watch w/ Bryan Curtis
Mar 1, 2016 • 62 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Ringer editor-at-large Bryan Curtis to discuss the future of studio shows, the biggest problem with the political media (10:00), the “insider” model (19:00), the importance of scoops (24:00), locker-room access…
Ep. 70: NBA w/ Joe House and Kirk Goldsberry
Feb 29, 2016 • 67 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to break down Saturday’s GSW-OKC matchup and Curry’s game winner (6:00), defend LeBron’s ‘09-‘15 run (10:30), discuss Curry’s defense (16:00), and debate whether Steph entertains on an MJ or Bird level…
Ep. 69: Oscars w/ Cousin Sal, Wesley Morris & NFL Combine w/ Robert Mays
Feb 26, 2016 • 80 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to talk the Oscars, Sly Stallone’s speech and Tony Burton’s death (7:00), and land best Oscar bets (22:00). Then, Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Morris discusses the importance of Chris Rock’s Oscar…
Ep. 68: Andrew Bogut
Feb 23, 2016 • 53 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons chats with Golden State’s Andrew Bogut about GSW’s team-first mentality (8:00), tricks to setting screens (12:00), the murky future of the center position (15:00), GSW’s beautiful passing (17:00), Steph Curry’s evolution…
Ep. 67: NBA w/ Joe House & TV w/ Alan Sepinwall
Feb 22, 2016 • 70 min
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons rolls on another Monday with Joe House to break down Warriors-Clips Saturday night, Curry vs. CP3 (5:00), Celtics-Dubs April Fool’s edition (11:30), Lillard’s Blazers (17:00), the bad Rockets (19:00), the Wizards’ moves…
Ep. 66: NBA Trade Deadline Winners and Losers w/ Juliet Litman and Chris Ryan
Feb 18, 2016 • 68 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons leans on Juliet and Chris for help in making sense of the NBA trade deadline. Topics include: Duke-UNC upset (5:00), the Warriors’ supremacy (7:00), the savant Sean Marks (10:30), Frank Vogel on ‘The Bachelor’ (13:30), Cleveland’s…
Ep. 65: ‘The Ringer’ Announcement, Robert Smigel, and JackO
Feb 17, 2016 • 68 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons discusses the launch of his digital venture, ‘The Ringer’; brings on Robert Smigel to talk about his Hulu special, ‘Triumph’s Election Special 2016’ (18:00); and consoles JackO about the state of the Republican Party and the country in…
Ep. 64: All-Star Weekend & NBA Trade Deadline w/Joe House
Feb 15, 2016 • 71 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to Joe House about a great All-Star weekend/dunk contest, the loaded West team (11:30), best All-Star games (14:30), and then they consider how the trade deadline could affect Miami (21:15), Houston (28:30), Blake and the Clippers…
Ep. 63: Al Michaels
Feb 11, 2016 • 79 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Michaels to discuss his “rivalry” with Bob Costas, ‘Sunday Night Football’ vs. ‘Monday Night Football’ (11:00), Dick Ebersol’s role with NBC (29:00), L.A.’s new football stadium (34:00), the…
Ep. 62: NBA Deep Dive w/ Haralabos Voulgaris
Feb 9, 2016 • 77 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons and NBA gambler extraordinaire Haralabos Voulgaris break down the 2015-16 NBA season. Topics include: canned NBA coaches, the Spurs’ innovation (9:00), SVG’s and Brad Stevens’s stellar seasons (13:00), Suns-Lakers ‘06 (25:00), Kyrie…
Ep. 61: Super Bowl 50 Hangover Edition w/ Cousin Sal
Feb 8, 2016 • 55 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal break down all the triumphs and tribulations of SB 50 prop betting, and then discuss Denver’s all-time defense (7:00), Cam’s unraveling on the big stage (11:00), Simms and Nantz’s new show (30:00), Von Miller’s urine…
Ep. 60: Friday Rollin’ w/ Joe House & Michael Rapaport
Feb 5, 2016 • 93 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons welcomes Joe House to discuss Curry’s electric performance in D.C., the ceiling for Curry’s highest scoring game (14:00), the farfetched KD/GSW story (18:25), Cam & the Panthers (24:30) and a SB 50 pick (31:00). Then, Michael Rapaport…
Ep. 59: SB 50 Prop Bets w/ Cousin Sal
Feb 2, 2016 • 70 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal scour the Internet for their favorite SB 50 prop bets, talk best- and worst-case Peyton Manning scenarios, find the best Thomas Davis prop bet, learn where a forearm is, talk Ted Ginn’s MVP/goat chances, figure out a way…
Ep. 58: Tom Thibodeau
Feb 1, 2016 • 76 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks hoops with former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. Topics include: disrupting the Warriors (11:00), best 21st century teams (21:25), Team USA’s 2016 roster (27:00), defensive wizardry in today’s NBA (38:00), Celts-LA 2010 (46:00),…
Ep. 57: NBA Reddit Mailbag w/ Joe House
Jan 29, 2016 • 76 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons hosts a mega NBA Reddit mailbag with Joe House! Topics include: Blake Griffin trade ideas, Grizzlies & Mike Conley (13:00), Gordon Hayward (16:00), Cavs trade options (23:00), Kings playoff chances (34:00), Ben Simmons lottery bump…
Ep. 56: Charles Barkley
Jan 27, 2016 • 61 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to TNT’s Charles Barkley about ESPN vs. TNT, the NBA’s broken lottery system (5:00), the burden on young NBA stars (12:00), the Bird-Doc fight (17:00), Blake Griffin’s latest saga (20:00), Kobe vs. Duncan (27:00), GSW’s…
Ep. 55: Round 3 Rehash w/ Cousin Sal
Jan 25, 2016 • 49 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to reflect on Pats-Broncos, importance of home-field advantage (13:00), discuss Bill’s all-time Pats list and worst Pats losses ever (16:00), the Sheriff’s final shootout (24:00), shaky Carson Palmer (29:00), Super…
Ep. 54: Friday Rollin’ w/ House, Michael Schur & Wesley Morris
Jan 22, 2016 • 87 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons and Joe House break down Panthers-Cards (6:00)and Pats-Broncos (18:00), then esteemed TV showrunner Mike Schur lays out the worst case scenario for Pats fans and life as a 21st century Boston fan (39:00), then Wesley Morris discusses…
Ep. 53: Bill’s NBA All-Star Ballot with Chris Ryan
Jan 20, 2016 • 79 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons & Channel 33’s Chris Ryan talk Eastern Conference All-Star ballots, PG-13 vs. LeBron (10:50), Miami’s vice (17:40), Carmelo’s post prime (24:30), Cleveland’s possibly fatal flaw (31:40), the West’s killer starting five (44:00), Durant’s…
Ep. 52: The 2016 Oscars with Wesley Morris
Jan 20, 2016 • 72 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons catches up with Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Morris to discuss a possible Oscars boycott by black performers, Spike Lee (13:05), Hollywood’s real race problem (23:00), Chris Rock (32:00), Best Picture nominees (41:00), ‘Room’ (44:20),…
Ep. 51: NFL Conference Championship Lines w/ Cousin Sal
Jan 18, 2016 • 58 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to Cousin Sal about the crazy Cards-GB game, Peyton Manning (5:40), Car-Sea (17:15), L.A. football (29:25), hanging with Tony Romo (31:40), Andy Reid’s new TV show (37:37), Round 3 lines (42:22) and a Royal Rumble preview with a…
Ep. 50: Friday Rollin’ w/ Joe House, JackO & Bill’s Dad
Jan 15, 2016 • 73 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss Round 2 best bets, catches up with JackO on Trump/Republican Party & Bill’s Dad breaks down Pats-Chiefs matchup. Topics include: abysmal D.C. sports teams, Chandler Jones’ hospital visit (6:15 mark), Andy…
Ep. 49: Malcolm Gladwell
Jan 14, 2016 • 86 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks with best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell about the big LA football news & St. Louis’s pain, Bob Iger’s curious involvement (22:50), the stupidity of publicly-funded football stadiums (28:25), changing landscape of broadcast TV…
Ep. 48: NFL Divisional Lines w/ Cousin Sal
Jan 11, 2016 • 72 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons & Cousin Sal recap Wild-Card weekend, then discuss Minnesota’s place in tortured NFL fan base history (5:00), the Cincy catastrophe (14:00), a traumatized Jim Nantz (20:00), Super Bowl odds (29:00), The Golden Globes (32:00), Saturday…
Ep. 47: Friday Rollin’ w/ Joe House
Jan 8, 2016 • 84 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss NFL Wild Card weekend starting with KC-Texans (5:00), Pitt-Cincy (15:00), Seattle-Vikings (30:00) and Packers-Washington (44:00). Then talking NBA with Celts (1:07:00), Suns (1:18:00), OKC future bets…
Ep. 46: Chuck Klosterman
Jan 6, 2016 • 84 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons catches up with Chuck Klosterman to discuss rabid Boston fans, Peyton Manning (7:00 mark), HGH & career preservation (14:00), PED policies and MLB’s steroid era (21:00), Curry’s impact (28:00), Chuck’s Star Wars theory (35:00), the NCAA…
Ep. 45: NFL Wild Card Picks w/ Cousin Sal
Jan 4, 2016 • 65 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons wraps up a wacky Week 17 & makes picks for the NFL Wildcard weekend with Cousin Sal. Topics include: AFC playoff picture, Tom Brady injury (6:00 mark), Making of a (Manning) Murderer (10:00), Jets’ collapse (15:00), Super Bowl odds…
Ep. 44: Week 17 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Dec 29, 2015 • 78 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss the NFL’s final regular season week of the NFL regular season. Topics include: the latest Steelers/Tomlin meltdown, GB issues (8:00 mark), Bill’s defense/explanation of NE’s loss on Sunday (15:00),…
Heat 20-Year Anniversary Mega-Pod w/ Chris Ryan
Dec 22, 2015 • 59 min
20 years ago this month, one of the great action movies of all-time was released. What were the 10 most important lessons from Heat? Was DeNiro vs. Pacino worth the hype? Was this peak Michael Mann? Was this one of the great ensemble casts ever? Has there…
Ep. 43: NBA Holiday Special w/ Joe House
Dec 22, 2015 • 74 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House for NBA/NFL Holiday Friday Rollin’ w/ Bill & House’s 2015 All-NBA teams, Draymond Green as Warriors MVP, Kawhi as MVP (13:00), LeBron vs. Bird (18:00), Spurs’ sneaky goodness (21:00), Anthony Davis (29:00),…
Ep. 42: Week 16 NFL picks w/ Cousin Sal
Dec 21, 2015 • 59 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to Cousin Sal about his trip to Dallas to watch a Cowboys game in Jerry Jones’ suite, as well as: ODB vs. Josh Norman (10:00), Bill’s review of ‘Concussion’ (14:00), Cam Newton as MVP (19:00), Week 16 Picks (23:00), Belichick’s…
Ep. 41: NBA & NFL w/ Joe House + JackO
Dec 17, 2015 • 69 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons plays a special edition of “NBA Trades: Who Says No?” with Joe House starring fake trades for Dwight Howard, Memphis (14:00), Carmelo (22:00), D-Rose (26:00) and Boogie Cousins (28:00). From there, they discuss the Rondo/Kennedy…
Ep. 40: Abby Wambach
Dec 15, 2015 • 72 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on international soccer’s all-time leading scorer Abby Wambach before her final game with the US Women’s National Team. Topics include: 2015 World Cup experience, her evolving fame (7:00), Women’s WC vs. Men’s WC (13:00), gender…
Ep. 39: Week 15 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Dec 14, 2015 • 66 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons goes over the NFL playoff picture and Week 15 lines with Cousin Sal. Topics include: Pats-Texans recap, AFC playoffs(4:00 mark), NFC playoffs (9:00), Panthers’ credibility (11:00), Mike Tomlin’s Blackjack coaching style (17:00),…
Ep. 38: NBA + NFL Best Bets w/ Joe House
Dec 11, 2015 • 79 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to talk about Golden State’s streak and answer questions from NBA Reddit about the struggling Wizards (10:00), the lingering Mavs (14:00), the Hinkie ‘process’ (17:00), Ben Simmons (27:00), Harden and the Rockets…
Ep. 37: Simulcast Grab Bag w/ Juliet Litman & Chris Ryan
Dec 10, 2015 • 65 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons proves you’re never too old to watch ‘The Challenge.’ It’s a good old fashioned grab bag simulcast w/ Juliet discussing Tony’s libido (3:00 mark), Nany’s new-found confidence (12:00), Johnny Bananas’ knack for toasting (14:00), Jenna…
Ep. 36: Katie Nolan
Dec 9, 2015 • 71 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons catches up with Katie Nolan on the Left Coast. Topics include: L.A. sports scene (3:00 mark), Larry Bird’s 59th birthday (14:00), Tom Brady’s end-of-career ability (20:00), current NFL model (26:00), Katie and Jaromir Jagr’s uncanny…
Ep. 35: Week 14 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Dec 7, 2015 • 74 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to talk Week 14 NFL Picks and a possible playoff picture. Topics: Belichick’s recent struggles (3:00), Pitt/Sea playoff chances (8:00), Harry Styles’ GB allegiance (18:00), Jeff Fisher’s mustache (25:00), Sly’s…
Ep. 34: NBA + NFL Picks w/ Joe House
Dec 4, 2015 • 79 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons chats with Joe House about Green Bay’s Hail Mary, Kobe’s last stand (10:00), Kobe vs. Duncan (17:00), the floundering Wiz (22:00), Paul George (26:00), Stephen Curry’s historic 20-game run (36:00), 20 crazy Curry stats (42:00), Curry…
Ep. 33: JackO, Michael Rapaport & Jay Caspian Kang
Dec 2, 2015 • 76 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings in his buddy JackO to discuss Boston’s David Price signing, then Trump and the Republicans (23:00). Then, Michael Rapaport talks Kobe’s bizarre farewell tour (38:00) and flawed NBA rebuilding plans (44:00). And finally, original…
Ep. 32: Week 13 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Nov 30, 2015 • 75 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to Cousin Sal about Sunday night’s controversial Pats-Broncos game, the Thanksgiving games (25:00 mark), Week 13 NFL picks (30:00), NFC East quagmire (40:00), Adam Carolla (53:00), Mike Tomlin’s crazy coaching (1:02) and ‘Creed’…
Ep. 31: Michael B. Jordan
Nov 25, 2015 • 67 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to ‘Creed’ star Michael B. Jordan about his bond with Carl Weathers (4:00 mark), the ‘Rocky’ franchise (7:00), Stallone’s Oscar-worthy performance (13:00), Cotto-Canelo ringside reactions (21:00), mimicking top flight acting…
Ep. 30: Haralabos Voulgaris & Joe House
Nov 24, 2015 • 90 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons discusses NBA vs. college coaches (2:00 mark), Stephen Curry’s mastery of chaos (8:00), Spurs/GSW (13:00), Spurs’ ceiling(21:00), Doc Rivers/Clips (29:00), NBA innovations (39:00), Houston/OKC (47:00) and best rookies (56:00) with…
Ep. 29: Thanksgiving/Week 12 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Nov 23, 2015 • 72 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to Cousin Sal about the Cowboys’ mini-resurgence (2:06 mark), worst NFL teams (8:12), Thanksgiving games (18:40), Cam for MVP (22:21), handsome QBs (29:47), are we sure Matt Ryan’s good?(34:01), crossed-off NFL teams (42:00),…
Ep. 28: NBA + NFL w/ Joe House
Nov 20, 2015 • 76 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to Joe House about an incredible Warriors-Clippers game, Clipper flaws (8:01 mark), Curry & Draymond (20:00), Curry as an all-timer (29:44), Week 11 NFL picks (36:32), Ben Simmons (55:17), the putrid NFC East (1:06:54) and the…
Ep. 27: Chuck Klosterman
Nov 18, 2015 • 87 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to Chuck Klosterman about Chuck’s controversial interview w/ Tom Brady (3:15 mark), Grantland’s demise (27:45), Bill’s President Obama interview(38:33), HBO’s Kareem doc (1:00:15) and their revised list of the greatest NBA players…
Ep. 26: Week 11 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Nov 16, 2015 • 60 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to discuss Week 11 NFL lines, Ronda Rousey’s shocking defeat (3:50 mark), Giants-Pats (7:00), Manning’s injury (17:13), KC’s AFC West contention (20:20), Romo’s return (29:13), Greg Hardy’s WWE career(30:30),…
Ep. 25: NFL/NBA w/ Joe House
Nov 13, 2015 • 78 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss NFL week 10 best bets, Giants-Pats (19:20 mark), Seahawks-Cards (24:40), Stephen Curry and the Pantheon (34:50), Golden State’s 70 win quest (51:51), the 3 worst NBA teams (55:48), Boogie trades (58:33,…
Ep. 24: Guest Hosts Chris Ryan & Andy Greenwald
Nov 12, 2015 • 64 min
Stepping in for HBO’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald weigh in on Fargo, The Leftovers, Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, the 30-minute TV model and Jeremy Renner’s most recent candid interview. Also, the guys announce the launch of Channel 33,…
Ep. 23: Michael Rapaport
Nov 11, 2015 • 66 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons discusses Knicks’ Porzingis franchise player potential, NBA Rookie of the Year race, Andrew Wiggins’ rise in Year 2, De Niro vs. Pacino, and a couple of “world class stickmen” with Michael Rapaport.
Ep. 22: Week 10 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Nov 9, 2015 • 67 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks Week 10 NFL, another traumatic Dallas Cowboys loss, Andrew ‘The Giant’ Luck, Greg Hardy vs. Ray Rice, Minnesota’s playoff sleeper sweepstakes and Jim Nantz-gasms with Cousin Sal.
Ep. 21: NFL + NBA w/ Joe House & Bill’s Dad
Nov 5, 2015 • 79 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks Week 9 NFL best bets, his new favorite NBA team (not the Celtics), Clipper flaws and NBA power rankings with Joe House. Then Bill’s dad comes on to defend himself for briefly turning on Tom Brady, and to recap the Brady versus…
Ep. 20: Three-Man Pop Culture Podcast w/ Chris Ryan & Andy Greenwald
Nov 5, 2015 • 59 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons reunites with old Grantland buddies Chris Ryan & Andy Greenwald. On the docket—Homeland, The Leftovers, Project Greenlight and current state of binge-watching. Special bonus announcement at the end!
Ep. 19: Malcolm Gladwell
Nov 4, 2015 • 81 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell about Grantland’s abrupt demise, public funded sports arenas/stadiums, new owner syndrome, Tom Brady’s never-ending career, the corrupt NCAA, Obama’s next job and how America needs a sports…
Ep. 18: Week 9 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Nov 2, 2015 • 59 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons guesses Week 9 NFL lines, toys with Raiders’ playoff candidacy, discusses Jameis Winston’s NFL cohort and consoles Cousin Sal after his awful weekend in sports.
Ep. 17: NFL & NBA w/ Joe House + JackO RNC debate update
Oct 30, 2015 • 83 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks Week 8 NFL gambling plays, Curry’s MVP statement, NBA way-too-early to worry about teams and Hezonja’s clutch gene potential with Joe House. Plus JackO stops by to discuss his pick for the Republican presidential candidate, Pete…
Ep. 16: NBA w/ Juliet Litman & Chris Ryan (guest hosts!)
Oct 27, 2015 • 43 min
Guest hosts Chris Ryan and Juliet Litman hijack HBO’s Bill Simmons’ podcast for their own action-packed preview of the 2015-16 NBA season in a special edition of “Sources Say.”
Ep. 15: NBA Over/Under w/ Joe House (West)
Oct 27, 2015 • 71 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons breaks down the Vegas Over/Unders for wins with the NBA’s Western Conference teams along with his buddy Joe House.
Ep. 14: Week 8 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Oct 26, 2015 • 67 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons guesses Week 8 NFL lines and World Series futures, and debates Pats-Dolphins, Broncos-Packers and worst NFL coaches with Cousin Sal. P.S. featuring our new theme song!
Ep. 13: NFL + NBA Over/Under w/ Joe House (East)
Oct 23, 2015 • 85 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons makes Week 7 NFL best bets, and breaks down the Vegas Over/Unders for wins with the NBA’s Eastern Conference teams along with his buddy Joe House. Includes four gambling locks free of charge!
Ep. 12: Judd Apatow
Oct 21, 2015 • 78 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to Judd Apatow about today’s comedic landscape, living in a social media-driven world, Adam Sandler’s career to date, ‘Freaks and Geeks’ in 2015, fame and celebrity, parenting, and developing talents like Seth Rogen and Amy…
Ep. 11: Week 7 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Oct 19, 2015 • 56 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons guesses Week 7 lines, and talks Seattle’s swoon, Cam Newton as MVP, Indy’s ‘Snapfu’, Kimmel’s first pitch, Andrew Luck voices, and Pats-Jets with Cousin Sal.
Ep. 10: NBA & NFL w/ Joe House
Oct 16, 2015 • 60 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks Week 6 NFL gambling plays, Pats-Colts blowout predictions, and Lamar Odom’s tragic downhill spiral with Joe House.
Ep. 9: Casey Wasserman
Oct 15, 2015 • 71 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to Casey Wasserman about Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympic bid, the NFL in L.A., Los Angeles being the next great American city, and the evolving role of agents in the NBA.
Ep. 8: Week 6 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Oct 13, 2015 • 57 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons discusses the Chase Utley slide, early NFL surprises, Week 6 lines, soccer-watching confessions and the Patriots in F.U. mode with Cousin Sal.
Ep. 7: NFL Picks, NBA Bets & John Wall w/ Joe House
Oct 9, 2015 • 73 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons makes best bets for Week 5 NFL, talks DC’s hottest restaurant, NBA Division bets, NBA off-court incidents, Rockets-Clips 2015, and John Wall racial coding with Joe House.
Ep. 6: Chuck Klosterman (10/8)
Oct 8, 2015 • 78 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks about the value of quarterbacks, Chip Kelly and systems, fixing the length of sporting events, era-specific movies, Project Greenlight, and why Trump is resonating with some voters with old friend Chuck Klosterman.
Ep. 5: Week 5 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Oct 7, 2015 • 60 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons discusses shaky kickers, Pats-Cowboys, Todd Gurley’s emergence, Kaepernick’s swoon, Peyton Manning’s gluten-free arm, NHL sleepers and “Guess the Lines” for Week 5 with Cousin Sal.
Ep. 4: NFL & NBA w/ Joe House
Oct 2, 2015 • 68 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks Week 4 NFL gambling plays, first NFL coach fired, 2015 NBA Finals retro-review and a possible 2016 NBA title sleeper with old buddy Joe House.
Ep. 3: Movies & Goodbyes w/ Wesley Morris
Oct 2, 2015 • 73 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons talks Grantland memories, best 2015 movies, DeNiro vs. Pacino, Anne Hathaway vs. Emily Blunt, favorite movie theater experiences and new beginnings with Pulitzer Prize winning critic Wesley Morris.
Ep. 2: DeflateGate, President Trump & MLB w/ JackO
Oct 1, 2015 • 56 min
Episode 2: HBO’s Bill Simmons discusses DeflateGate, Roger Goodell, the 2015 MLB Playoffs, President Trump and grating ESPN personalities with old buddy JackO.
Ep. 1: Week 4 NFL w/ Cousin Sal
Oct 1, 2015 • 64 min
HBO’s Bill Simmons makes his triumphant return to podcasting by breaking down the 2015 NFL season, discussing 16-0 possibilities for the Patriots and guessing Week 4 lines with Cousin Sal.
Episode 0: 2 Minute Preview Teaser
Sep 25, 2015 • 2 min
Episode 0 of the Bill Simmons Podcast…