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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.

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Brady's Struggles, Garrett's Exile, Trubisky's XFL Career, and Winston's Quest For Immortality With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

November 18th, 2019

1:47:07

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Bears-Rams snoozefest, the 11 cross-off teams, Vikings-Broncos, Patriots-Eagles, Ravens-Texans, murky AFC playoff implications, and more (1:45). …

Fantasy Football Tips, 'Mandalorian' Mania, and Kaepernick's Tryout With Matthew Berry and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

November 15th, 2019

1:53:05

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry for a fantasy football check-in after 10 weeks in the NFL season (1:50). Then Bill talks with Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she …

NBA 10-Game Awards and Matt Damon Returns (the Sequel!) | The Bill Simmons Podcast

November 13th, 2019

2:03:46

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to talk NBA awards after 10 games including MVP, ROTY, COTY, Most Improved, Most Hopeless Team, and more (1:50). Then Bill sits down with Matt Damon to talk …

Does the AFC Suck? Plus Lamar Mania, Stumbling Rams, Tales From Oakland, and Logan Paul Bets With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

November 11th, 2019

1:28:38

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Vikings-Cowboys nail-biter, the L.A. Rams’ meltdown, Packers-Panthers, Saints-Falcons, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens shellacking the Bengals, …

Giannis for MVP (Again), Worst NBA Teams, Load Management Porn, Bama-LSU, and Shorting Cousins With Joe House and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

November 8th, 2019

1:42:45

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to have the NBA MVP conversation and discuss Dwight Howard's solid play for the Lakers, …

Book of Basketball 2.0: An Excerpt From the Steve Kerr Episode | The Bill Simmons Podcast

November 5th, 2019

16:49

The Book of Basketball 2.0 podcast is live! Here’s an excerpt from the second episode with Steve Kerr about two times “The Secret” was threatened …

Go Ahead, Bury The Pats. Plus: the Three Allens, Freddie Soup, and the N.Y. Pooper Bowl With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

November 4th, 2019

1:30:57

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Lamar Jackson and the Ravens handing the Patriots their first loss of the season, the Browns being unable to get out of their own way against the …

No More Warriors, Lamar vs. Belichick, DC’s Baseball Title, and Million Dollar Picks With Joe House and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

November 1st, 2019

1:41:47

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss some NBA thoughts on the Warriors, Nets, Kings, Suns, Rockets, the …

Luka vs. Trae, Kyrie vs. Chemistry, and Canelo vs. Kovalev With Chris Mannix, Plus Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 29th, 2019

2:03:43

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by SI and DAZN's Chris Mannix to discuss the start of the NBA season, including the Warriors' drop-off, Trae Young, Luka Doncic, Pascal Siakam, searching for depth in the …

The Increasingly Scary 49ers, Brady’s Future, Hilarious Challenges, and Historic Fantasy Defenses With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 28th, 2019

1:19:16

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Colts sneaking out another win, this time against the Broncos; plus …

Nats Fever, Food Criticism 2.0, NBA Surprises, and Million Dollar Picks With Joe House and David Chang | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 25th, 2019

1:50:33

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Nationals-Astros (2:50), NBA observations (23:45), and NFL million dollar picks …

Clippers-Lakers Opening Thoughts Plus Edward Norton | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 23rd, 2019

1:28:49

HBO and The Ringer's BIll Simmons reacts to Lakers-Clippers (2:24), before sitting down with actor and director Edward Norton to discuss 'Rounders', directing a film while acting, spending smarter in film production, …

Philly’s Not Special, Trubiskoholics Anonymous, Fun QBs and 2010s Yankees Misery with Cousin Sal and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 21st, 2019

1:54:34

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk Cowboys-Eagles, Lamar Jackson running all over the Seahawks, another Trubisky …

NBA Over/Unders: The West! With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 18th, 2019

1:57:50

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA over/unders podcast. They make their picks for win totals in the Western Conference for the 2019-20 season.

LeBron’s Stumble, Highest NBA Contender Ceilings, and the Raiders/Rams Body Switch With Kevin O’Connor and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 16th, 2019

1:40:05

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons briefly talks about LeBron‘s reaction to Daryl Morey’s comment about Hong Kong (3:10). Then Bill is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss some title contenders for the 2019-20 NBA season …

The Clapper Strikes Again, 49ers Roll, Browns Buckle, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal, Plus: 'Succession' Finale! | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 14th, 2019

1:25:47

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Jets' first win of the season (over the Cowboys), the 49ers coasting over the Rams to 5-0, Steelers-Chargers, Texans-Chiefs, Seahawks-Browns, and …

Dodgers Agony With Mallory Rubin, Tickets to Sports Movie Events With Shea Serrano, and 'Big Mouth' With Nick Kroll. Plus: Million Dollar Picks | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 11th, 2019

2:03:32

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top five story lines of the week including another Clayton Kershaw postseason meltdown, the last two …

Could China Cancel the NBA? Plus, Fox's 'Smackdown' and WWE vs. AEW With Jason Gay and David Shoemaker | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 8th, 2019

1:35:43

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by the Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay to discuss the fallout from Daryl Morey's Hong Kong tweet, the upcoming exhibition games in China, whether or not the NBA has leverage, …

McCaffrey’s MVP Run, Raiders Regrets, 'Smackdown,' Morey’s Controversy, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 7th, 2019

1:23:56

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss their gambling losses on the Bears, Chiefs, and Cowboys; how seriously to take the Raiders; Christian McCaffrey's jump to the front of the MVP race; …

The Undefeated Fantasy Quest, So Long 'Ballers,' Minshanity, and Million-Dollar Picks With Matthew Berry, Mallory Rubin, and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 4th, 2019

1:57:43

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Matthew Berry to talk fantasy football (2:09). Then he sits down with Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her five most intriguing story …

'Joker,' Fear on the Internet, 'Friends,' Metallica, and President Don Jr. (?) With Chuck Klosterman | The Bill Simmons Podcast

October 2nd, 2019

1:43:41

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by author and longtime 'BS Podcast' guest Chuck Klosterman to discuss competitive media, 'Joker' criticism, morality in art, TV shows, Metallica, impeaching Trump, the 2020 …

A Lions Revival, Goff’s Gaffes, Popping a Chubb, Tasty NBA Futures, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 30th, 2019

1:35:44

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap Sunday’s matchups including Patriots-Bills, Saints-Cowboys, Browns-Ravens, the Rams-Buccaneers shootout, and the down-to-the-wire Chiefs-Lions matchup …

Flea on the Lakers, Buffalo’s Big Moment, and Red-Hot Million Dollar Picks With Joe House and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 27th, 2019

2:16:07

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to discuss the evolution of rock music (2:30) and the Lakers' hopes …

Andy Reid’s Moment, TV’s Greatest Year (1994), and Billy Bob Thornton Stops By | With Kyle Brandt and Alan Sepinwall

September 25th, 2019

2:21:07

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Kyle Brandt to discuss some NFL week 4 story lines, including a meaningful …

Danny Dimes, MJ Mahomes, Trubisky Five-O, Fraudie Kitchens, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 23rd, 2019

1:48:57

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap Sunday’s matchups including Daniel Jones’s debut in Buccaneers-Giants, …

MVP Gripes, Lamar’s Moment & Million Dollar Picks, Plus a Beto O’Rourke Interview With Mallory Rubin and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 20th, 2019

2:11:03

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her five most intriguing story lines of the week, including Lamar Jackson vs. Patrick Mahomes and backup …

Malcolm Gladwell on the Future of Books, Kanye Tirades, Sandra Bland, Donald Sterling, Joe Paterno, and Intuition | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 18th, 2019

1:41:11

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by author/journalist Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his new book 'Talking With Strangers,' as well as recent …

Drowning Dolphins, Mahomes vs. Lamar, Fanny Pack Fangio, Jimmy G Minshew, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 16th, 2019

1:43:16

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and special guest Joe House to discuss another Rams-Saints debacle, Eagles-Falcons, another …

Saints-Rams, Succession's Brilliance, Team USA's Demise, Minshew Mania, and Million-Dollar Picks With Mallory Rubin and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 12th, 2019

2:02:50

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin for Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her five most intriguing story lines of the week in football, including: Chip Kelly's uncertain future at …

A Sox–Yanks Power Flip and Biden's Struggles With JackO, Plus Sean Penn's First BS Appearance

September 11th, 2019

1:26:42

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his buddy JackO who gives his thoughts on the Red Sox firing their GM David Dombrowski, the surging Yankees, the Democratic presidential candidates, and more (4:10). Then …

Cleveland's Bandwagon Crash, Pats Conspiracies, Pittsburgh's Pain, Lamar's Breakout and Guess The Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 9th, 2019

1:43:12

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Antonio Brown signing, and the Patriots steamrolling the Steelers without …

The Antonio Brown/Patriots WTF Emergency Pod With Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 7th, 2019

23:23

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up his dad to discuss Antonio Brown signing a one-year deal with the New England Patriots.

Trubisky’s Folly, WTF Antonio Brown, Million Dollar Picks, and "Mallory’s Most Intriguing" With Joe House and Mallory Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 6th, 2019

1:57:43

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons recaps the 2019 NFL season opener, Packers at Bears (2:55), before making million-dollar picks with Joe House …

The New NBA and Billionaire Secrets With Steve Nash, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 4th, 2019

1:43:12

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA legend Steve Nash to talk player empowerment and how the public reception has changed around players who leave their teams for new horizons (2:55). Then Bill sits down …

The NFL Is Back! Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 3rd, 2019

1:35:05

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal continue the age-old tradition of guessing the NFL lines before each weekend's slate of games; Get …

The Annual AFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 29th, 2019

1:38:40

In Part 1 of their two-part podcast, Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal gear up for the 2019 NFL regular season by running through each team in the AFC and …

Luck Fallout, FFB Hall of Fame, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus's First Appearance | With Kyle Brandt | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 27th, 2019

1:35:19

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame (1:44) before being joined by NFL Network's Kyle Brandt to discuss the ripple effects of Andrew Luck's retirement, athletes' "second acts," as …

Andrew Luck Retires! What? Plus: David Spade on 'SNL,' Sandler Movies and Norm MacDonald | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 25th, 2019

2:12:20

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some thoughts on Andrew Luck's surprise retirement (2:30) before sitting down with actor and comedian David Spade to talk '90s 'SNL,' talk shows, 'Grown Ups,' 'The Benchwarmers,' …

Mayfield vs. Favre, Rams Questions, and the Russell Wilson Decade With Mina Kimes | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 23rd, 2019

1:41:17

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes to discuss Super Bowl LIII, the 2019 NFL season, Baker Mayfield, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Jimmy G, Tom Brady, joining the booth for Rams preseason …

Stephen A. Smith on OKC’s Lost Chance, Saving the Knicks, and GSW’s Mini Dynasty. Plus: 2019 TV With Wesley Morris | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 21st, 2019

1:36:25

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith to discuss NBA superteams, the 2019-20 NBA season, Kevin Durant’s search for ... something, saving the Knicks, players vs. the media, and more …

Half-Baked Ideas (the Return!) and Best Summer Foods With Kevin Wildes, Mallory Rubin, Joe House, and Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 19th, 2019

1:30:43

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes to throw out some half-baked ideas (2:45). Then, from their live show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Bill, Mallory Rubin, Joe House, and Ryen Russillo discuss …

The 2019 Fantasy Football Preview (and a Dash of '90210') With Matthew Berry | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 16th, 2019

1:39:04

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry to preview the 2019 fantasy football season. They talk high-stakes leagues, snake drafts, auctions, draft-day mania, first-round picks, RBs, QBs, WRs, …

Team USA’s Breakout Stars, a Hilarious Clips–Lakers Feud, and LeBron 2020 Predictions With Brian Windhorst | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 14th, 2019

1:36:38

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst to discuss his time with Team USA and some of the players who shined, including Jayson Tatum, De’Aaron Fox, and Donovan Mitchell. They talk playoff …

Tarantino’s Genius, Brad Pitt’s Finest Hour, and Other ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ Reactions With Wesley Morris | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 12th, 2019

1:21:27

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wesley Morris of The New York Times to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time ... in …

Sarah Silverman on "Funny" in 2019, Cancel Culture, 'Big Mouth,' Death Threats, the 2020 Election and 'Big Little Lies'

August 9th, 2019

1:31:29

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by comedian Sarah Silverman to discuss working on 'Saturday Night Live,' internet outrage, stand-up comedy, acting, pickup basketball games, summer TV, legal weed, the Roast …

Brady’s Future, Zeke’s Revolutionary Holdout, Griffin’s LeBron Comments, and a Big Announcement With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 7th, 2019

1:51:01

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Tom Brady’s contract, Ezekiel Elliott’s threats to hold out for money, NBA …

Disney vs. Everybody, Facebook’s Shadiness, Snapchat’s Comeback, and the Future of Tech With Kara Swisher | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 5th, 2019

1:34:21

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by tech journalist Kara Swisher to discuss early internet, Facebook's influence, policing social media, …

Chuck Klosterman on LeBron, ESPN, Queen, Classic Rock, Area 51, Presidential Candidates, and Book Tours | The Bill Simmons Podcast

August 1st, 2019

1:55:44

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by author and longtime 'BS Podcast' guest Chuck Klosterman to discuss book tours in the selfie era, …

The A-Rod Problem, Sox-Yanks, Confused Democrats and 16 Years of Trump With JackO. Plus: Fanatics owner Michael Rubin | The Bill Simmons Podcast

July 30th, 2019

1:53:01

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by JackO to discuss the MLB trade deadline, Yankees–Red Sox, A-Rod's announcing, the 2020 election, and more (4:04). Then Bill sits down with owner of Fanatics and 76ers …

NBA Summer Mailbag Plus Kevin Costner on His Best Baseball Movies, Acting Lessons, and Navigating True Superstardom | The Bill Simmons Podcast

July 25th, 2019

2:03:39

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons opens the NBA summer mailbag to cover who will be next year’s Pascal Siakam, Paul George–to-L.A. conspiracy …

Saving the NBA Calendar, the Koepka Era and Le Batard vs. ESPN. Plus: Kevin Bacon on 40 Years of Bacon Movies. | The Bill Simmons Podcast

July 22nd, 2019

1:54:31

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons unveils his plan to save the NBA calendar, appreciates the excellence of Brooks Koepka, and talks about the recent Dan Le Batard situation at ESPN (2:24). Then Bill sits down with actor …

CP3’s Future, the Next Big NBA Trade, Netflix’s Swoon, and the Stream Adultery Epidemic With Kevin O’Connor, Amanda Dobbins, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast

July 18th, 2019

1:56:17

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss Chris Paul’s future in Oklahoma City, NBA summer league takeaways, Kawhi’s …

Zach Lowe on Westbrook's Houston Reinvention, CP3 Trades, MVP Sleepers, and Dumbest NBA Teams | The Bill Simmons Podcast

July 15th, 2019

1:39:45

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Zach Lowe to discuss Russell Westbrook's trade to the Rockets, Chris Paul's future on the …

Westbrook Traded for CP3!?!?!? Plus, Cousin Sal on NBA Futures and Kumail Nanjiani on Everything | The Bill Simmons Podcast

July 12th, 2019

2:12:15

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to Russell Westbrook being traded for CP3 and picks (2:22). Then, Bill is joined by Cousin Sal to talk NBA future bets, Wimbledon, Parent Corner, and more (23:24). Finally, Bill …

Best Westbrook Trades, Vegas Complaints, Kawhi Applause, Bank Heist Movies, and 'Euphoria' With Joe House and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast

July 9th, 2019

1:58:40

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to talk about Russell Westbrook trade rumors, his current value, best fits, and more (4:50). Then Bill and House connect with Shea Serrano to discuss the …

The Clips Steal Kawhi and PG-13, the Battle of LA 2020, Russ's Next Team and the Swipe- Right Decade With Chris Mannix and Marc Stein | The Bill Simmons Podcast

July 6th, 2019

1:43:34

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by SI's Chris Mannix to discuss Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the LA Clippers, OKC's massive trade …

The Kawhi Sweepstakes, a Warriors Reboot, a Knicks WTF Update, and Summer Conspiracies With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

July 2nd, 2019

1:58:38

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Kawhi Leonard's options, best fits, and undetectable motivations. They talk D'Angelo Russell's addition to the Warriors , the Brooklyn free-agency …

KD to Brooklyn, Another Knicks Failure, Philly's Big Save, and a Crazy Day 1 With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

July 1st, 2019

1:42:50

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to recap a wild Day 1 of NBA free agency, including the Brooklyn Nets acquiring Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan and swapping D'Angelo Russell for Kevin Durant, …

The 2019 NBA Free Agency Preview Extravaganza with Ryen Russillo: Kawhi, Butler, Kemba, Lakers, and more! | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 27th, 2019

1:56:59

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss how Kemba Walker would fit into the Celtics' roster, the Hornets' salary …

Brooklyn Steals New York, Kemba's Next Move, and July NBA Predictions With Marc Stein, Plus Michael K. Williams on Life After Omar | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 25th, 2019

1:59:35

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Marc Stein of The New York Times to discuss NBA free agency and how, outside of two guys, no one is …

Bill Hader on 'Barry' and Common on John Wick, Kanye, Chicago, and Hoops | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 24th, 2019

1:50:27

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with actor Bill Hader to talk 'Barry,' blending comedy and drama, the NBA Finals, sports-talk shows, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with rapper/actor Common about 'John …

NBA Draft Reactions, Pelicans Party, and THE Worst NBA Owner With Joe House, Plus Michael McDonald | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 21st, 2019

2:11:04

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to rehash the Pelicans-Lakers trade and point out the winners and losers of the 2019 NBA draft (2:37). Then Bill sits down with the king of Yacht Rock, Michael …

The NBA's Wackiest Decade, the CP3 Conundrum, Boston Falls Apart, and Fantasy Baseball Sucks With Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 19th, 2019

1:47:19

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss the changes in the NBA from 2010 to 2019, starting with "The Decision," Twitter, media access, player movement, and more (4:10). Then Bill sits down …

The AD Trade, Next Lakers Moves, Zion's Rosy Future, and Saving the Knicks and Warriors with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 17th, 2019

2:15:12

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the massive trade between the Pelicans and the Lakers, who won the trade, what the Lakers need now, how Zion Williamson will fit with the new …

Toronto's Kooky Title, Klay Goes Down, KD's Future, and an Interview With Adam Scott | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 14th, 2019

1:42:18

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons recaps Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Toronto's first ever NBA title, Golden State's injuries, Toronto's sound game …

KD Gets Hurt and the Warriors Dig Deep in an Unforgettable Game 5 … So Now What? With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 11th, 2019

1:57:30

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to recap a roller coaster of a Game 5, KD’s injury, Kawhi’s impressive play, a depleted …

Emergency Kawhi/Raptors/WTF Saturday Pod with Joe House, Plus Andy Ruiz Jr. Stops By | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 8th, 2019

1:40:50

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to recap game 4 of the NBA Finals, Kawhi’s historic playoff run, game 5 predictions, NBA Summer moves, and more (2:05). Then Bill sits down with boxing …

Toronto Takes Charge, One-Man Curry, Kyrie's Future, and the Rest Fallacy With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 6th, 2019

1:57:27

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to recap Game 3 of the NBA Finals, examine the argument for "rest," brand the Kawhi trade an all-timer, answer mailbag questions, revisit Gym Corner, give out …

Chuck Klosterman on the NBA Finals, Stern vs. Silver, 'Fleabag,' Matthew Boling, and Obsessed 'Game of Thrones' Fans | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 4th, 2019

1:43:30

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by author Chuck Klosterman to revel in NBA Finals story lines and subplots, compare commissioners David …

The Boogie Rescue, All Hail Andy Ruiz, the Feel-Good Yankees, and Game 2 Overreactions With Joe House, Kevin Clark, and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

June 3rd, 2019

1:54:04

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Game 2 takeaways and Game 3 questions in the NBA Finals (3:15). Then Bill talks to Kevin Clark about Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua's stunning loss, and the …

The Siakam Game, Warriors Overreactions, a Post-'Thrones' Life, and AEW Battles WWE With Joe House, Mallory Rubin, and David Shoemaker | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 31st, 2019

2:00:46

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House immediately after the Toronto Raptors beat the Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals to discuss what went wrong for the Warriors, what went right for the Raptors, …

Kawhi vs. All-Timers, NBA Finals Narratives, Revisionist Trade History, and MORE Lakers Chaos With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 29th, 2019

2:09:21

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Toronto Raptors winning four consecutive games to win the Eastern Conference finals, Kawhi Leonard's enormous performance, what happened to the …

KD in Limbo, All-NBA Arguments, and the Dangers of Sports Specialization With Kevin O'Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and 'Range' Author David Epstein | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 23rd, 2019

2:08:20

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor and Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the All-NBA teams, the Warriors with and without KD, Bucks-Raptors, what's sure to be a wild NBA offseason, fake trades, and …

Giannis Got Freaked, the Re-Lovable Warriors, Lakers Chaos, and 'Thrones' Complaints With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 22nd, 2019

2:05:54

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk Bucks-Raptors Game 4 (2:25), the Warriors sweeping the Trail Blazers without Kevin Durant (39:50), Magic Johnson's comments about the Lakers front …

Does GSW Need KD? Plus, No More 'Thrones,' Brooks Was Here, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 20th, 2019

1:37:17

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk Bucks-Raptors Game 3, the Warriors-Trail Blazers series, NBA Finals odds (2:19), the PGA Championship, WWE's 'Money in the Bank,' Parent Corner (48:50), …

2019 Zion Hype vs. 2003 LeBron Hype, Beyonce vs. Adele, and the Death of Albums With Joe House and Zane Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 17th, 2019

2:08:52

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the NBA lottery draw, (unlikely) options for Zion, whether anyone can trade for Anthony Davis, fake trades, and a PGA Tour check-in (4:25). Then Bill …

Reliving The Zion Sweepstakes and Heartbroken Knicks Fans With Ryen Russillo and Brian Koppelman | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 15th, 2019

1:58:43

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for The Ringer's 2019 NBA draft lottery show. They talk about draft karma, team needs leading up to the lottery, and cover some winners and losers after the …

Kawhi Kills Philly, No KD, No Problem, Houston's Curse, and Throne Game With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 13th, 2019

2:10:13

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to sum up Round 2 of the NBA playoffs. They talk Raptors-76ers, Kawhi's awesome shot, Embiid's minutes, what the 76ers will look like next year, and more. …

KD's Out, Kyrie's Leaving, and Jeselnik Is Still Funny—With Bill's Dad, Sean Grande, and Anthony Jeselnik | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 9th, 2019

2:03:27

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his dad to talk about the Rockets letting another playoff game slip through their fingers and the end of the Celtics' season (2:50). Then they are joined by longtime …

Embiid vs. Simmons, Scorched Flat Earth, Magic's Tweets, and Throne Game With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 8th, 2019

2:04:55

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Joe House and Ryen Russillo to talk 76ers-Raptors, Joel Embiid's inconsistency, Ben Simmons's struggles, and what the 76ers might look like next season. They also talk …

NBA Overreactions, Jokic Love, Curry’s Struggles, in Search of Ben Simmons, and Throne Game With Joe House

May 6th, 2019

2:08:48

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his longtime pal Joe House to discuss every NBA playoff matchup, with topics including Jaylen Brown’s value vs. Jayson Tatum’s, the Rockets' struggles, Denver’s …

Houston Blew It, KD Is Weirdly Underrated, and Cobra Kai Rules With Dan Devine and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 2nd, 2019

1:38:26

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ringer staff writer Dan Devine to talk about Round 2 of the NBA playoffs including the Rockets' struggles against the Warriors, Playoff Harden, the Rockets no. 2 guy, Kevin …

NBA Then and Now With Jackie MacMullan, Plus Brian Kenny on Boxing's Surprising Resurgence | The Bill Simmons Podcast

May 1st, 2019

1:56:48

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by sportswriter and 'Around the Horn' costar Jackie MacMullan to tell some incredible NBA stories about …

KD's Epic Run, NBA Super-Whiners, Fear the North, and Throne Game With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 29th, 2019

2:08:29

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Spurs' playoff exit, Rockets-Warriors, Bucks-Celtics, Blazers-Nuggets, and more. They talk about the surge in players complaining about the …

RIP John Havlicek, NFL Draft Highlights, and an Overdue Hang With Desus and Mero | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 26th, 2019

2:02:00

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his dad after Round 1 of the NFL draft to discuss the Giants' curious sixth overall pick, the Redskins' picking up Dwayne Haskins Jr., and other draft moves before they pay …

Ralph Macchio on 'The Karate Kid' and 'Cobra Kai,' Plus Michael Lewis on 'Moneyball,' Moreyball, and Sports Parents | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 24th, 2019

1:57:07

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by actor Ralph Macchio to discuss his career, his first break in 'Eight Is Enough,' working with the star-studded cast of 'The Outsiders,' his meteoric rise in the 'The Karate …

Dame vs. Russ, Harden vs. KD, The Boston Slam, Surly Press Conferences and Throne Game with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 22nd, 2019

2:09:06

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the best NBA player matchups in the playoffs so far, the Thunder’s loss to the Trailblazers, Russell Westbrook's impact on Oklahoma City, …

Daryl Morey on Ruining Basketball and the Surging Rockets, Plus Van Lathan and Rembert Browne on Nipsey Hussle's Legacy | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 19th, 2019

1:48:45

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Daryl Morey to discuss the Rockets' impressive start to the NBA playoffs, James Harden's progression, …

Bad Warriors Omens and Trevor Noah's First BS Interview | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 17th, 2019

1:48:08

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to talk about the Warriors blowing a 31-point lead at home to the Clippers (1:50). Then Bill sits down with comedian and host of 'The Daily Show,' Trevor …

Tiger Gets GOATy, 76ers Panic Watch, NBA Overreactions, and 'Game of Thrones' for Dummies with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 15th, 2019

2:07:19

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryan Russillo to discuss Tiger Woods’ return to glory after winning the 2019 Masters (3:54). Then Bill and Ryen recap game 1 of the first round of the NBA playoffs; …

The NBA Awards and Playoff Preview Extravaganza with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 12th, 2019

2:14:35

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Ryen Russillo at the end of another wild NBA regular season to hand out the MVP award and make their …

A Magic Johnson WTF Emergency Pod! Plus Wade's Last Dance With Chris Mannix and Stugotz | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 10th, 2019

1:53:48

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by SI's Chris Mannix to discuss Magic Johnson's impromptu resignation as the Lakers' president of basketball operations (4:05). Then Bill talks with Stugotz of 'The Dan Le …

Remembering Dirk Nowitzki's Incredible Career With Marc Stein | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 9th, 2019

1:06:49

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons recaps his weekend at NXT and 'WrestleMania 35' in New York with his son Ben (2:55). Then, Bill is joined by Marc Stein of The New York Times to discuss Dirk Nowitzki's career as one of …

Harden vs. Giannis, Wizards Pain, a Colin Farrell Interview, and 'WrestleMania' Predictions With Joe House, Chris Ryan, and "The Wild Animal" Ben Simmons | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 5th, 2019

1:57:21

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Wizards firing Ernie Grunfeld, a revitalized Gordon Hayward, MVP check-in and …

Catching Up With John Skipper | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 3rd, 2019

1:40:22

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his good friend and former boss John Skipper, current executive chairman of DAZN, to discuss their time together at ESPN in the 2000s. They discuss ESPN the Magazine, …

Zion's Trade Value, Wade's Farewell Tour, OKC's Collapse, and Gym Nudists With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

April 2nd, 2019

1:55:03

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk Zion Williamson's optimal NBA team, Dwyane Wade's farewell tour, playoff check-in, the Thunder's dismal stretch of games, mailbag, Gym Corner, and …

The 500th Episode, With Bill Hader and a Surprise First-Time Guest | The Bill Simmons Podcast

March 29th, 2019

1:34:42

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bill Hader to talk HBO's new season of "Barry", SNL stories, favorite films, getting old, the NBA and …

2019 Zion vs. 2007 KD, Aaron Judge for MVP, the 2019 Masters, and Trump vs. Biden With Joe House and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

March 27th, 2019

1:28:38

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to talk Bryce Harper, the 2019 Masters, golf story lines, the NBA, and more (6:25). Then …

Gronk's Gone, the Zion Zone, Harden vs. Giannis, and NBA Playoff Fixes With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

March 25th, 2019

1:51:16

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Rob Gronkowski's retirement, Duke almost losing in March Madness, Trae Young vs. Luka Doncic for ROY, Harden vs. Giannis for MVP, NBA playoff …

Ben Stiller on 'Tropic Thunder,' Comedy in 2019, the Knicks, and His Biggest Career Lessons, Plus Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast

March 22nd, 2019

2:11:01

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 …

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

March 20th, 2019

1:49:14

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 …

Free-Market Zion, the Madness Lap, Philly's Talent Glut, and Club Alpha Dogs With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

March 18th, 2019

1:42:29

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 …

The Sports Repodders on James Dolan, Dan Jenkins, Best Sports Books, and a Friendlier Media | The Bill Simmons Podcast

March 15th, 2019

1:47:37

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 …

The Cinderella Clippers, Mailbag Questions, TSA Stories and Gym Corner with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

March 13th, 2019

1:53:58

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 …

OKC-GSW Game 6, 2016: A Special Sports Rewatchables With Chris Ryan and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast

March 11th, 2019

1:30:12

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, …

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

March 8th, 2019

1:39:55

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 …

Kyler Murray–vs.–Josh Rosen; RIP, Luke Perry; and the Last 'Sopranos' Episode With Robert Mays and Alan Sepinwall | The Bill Simmons Podcast

March 6th, 2019

1:33:11

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 …

The Celtics' Collapse, LeBron's Next Move, and Adam Silver's Concerns, With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

March 4th, 2019

1:41:21

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 …

The Jason Witten Error, Bryce's Big Deal and the Trump Zone With Bryan Curtis and Bill's Buddy JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

February 28th, 2019

1:21:12

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 …

LeBron's Depressing Lakers Future and the Best Playoff Matchups With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 487)

February 26th, 2019

1:36:58

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)

February 25th, 2019

1:33:08

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). …

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)

February 21st, 2019

1:42:03

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 …

All-Star Weekend Buzz, the Ludicrous A.D. Saga, and a Surprising Knicks Scoop With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 484)

February 18th, 2019

1:48:59

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)

February 15th, 2019

1:39:19

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, …

'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)

February 13th, 2019

1:33:00

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 …

Chris Bosh on the Anthony Davis Saga, KG's Trash-Talking, and the Player Empowerment Era | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 481)

February 11th, 2019

1:26:54

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 …

NBA Trade-Deadline Extravaganza With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 480)

February 7th, 2019

1:55:25

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 …

The Big Spike Lee Sit-down, Plus NBA Trade Value 2.0 | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 479)

February 6th, 2019

2:07:16

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 …

Patriots Victory Party No. 6 With a Bored and Horrified Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 478)

February 4th, 2019

1:14:01

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, …

Super Bowl LIII Bets and Props With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 477)

February 1st, 2019

1:02:10

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)

January 31st, 2019

1:12:19

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)

January 30th, 2019

1:28:36

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 …

AD's Trade Request, Plus Steven Soderbergh on 30 Years of Making Movies | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 474)

January 28th, 2019

1:43:32

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 …

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)

January 25th, 2019

1:45:25

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 …

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Plus JackO's Sports Hell Continues | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 472)

January 23rd, 2019

2:05:02

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 @ …

Worst Call Ever! Another Pats Miracle! Cousin Sal's New Gambling Rock Bottom! | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 471)

January 21st, 2019

1:35:17

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 …

Aaron Sorkin, a Potential Rams-Pats Sequel, Kyrie's Leadership, and Million Dollar NFL Picks With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 470)

January 18th, 2019

2:04:59

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 …

Harden's Tear, Panic Buttons, and Midseason All-NBA Teams With Zach Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 469)

January 16th, 2019

1:30:43

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, …

The Pats Are Rejuvenated, Round 3 Lines, and Big Dick Nick Falls Short With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 468)

January 14th, 2019

1:17:19

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 …

NBA All-Stars, Round 2 Upsets, and 'The Sopranos' 20 Years Later, With Joe House and Alan Sepinwall | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 467)

January 11th, 2019

1:53:38

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 …

The Oscars Race, 'Anchorman,’ 'SNL,' 'Step Brothers,' and 'Vice' With Adam McKay and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep 466)

January 9th, 2019

1:52:29

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 …

The Double Doink Game, NFL Gambling Wounds, Round 2 Lines, and TSA Troubles With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 465)

January 7th, 2019

1:29:59

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 …

Round 1 NFL Playoff Extravaganza With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 464)

January 4th, 2019

1:45:36

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)

January 2nd, 2019

1:49:30

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 …

Round 1 Lines, Foles 4 Life, Week 17 Losers, and Blood Diamond 2 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 462)

December 31st, 2018

1:18:17

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 …

'Parent Corner' 2018 Special Edition | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 461)

December 28th, 2018

2:25:25

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)

December 26th, 2018

1:31:46

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 …

Lamar Jackson, Fantasy Dissension, NFL Playoff Scenarios, and a Holiday Parent Corner With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 459)

December 24th, 2018

1:13:02

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the gambling implications of the playoff picture solidifying, resolving fantasy …

NBA Trade Value, Foles Saves Philly, and Farewell Josh Gordon With Joe House and Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 458)

December 21st, 2018

1:42:06

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 …

Chuck Klosterman on Baker Mayfield, Philip Rivers, the Clinton Affair, Trump vs. Goodell, and Much More | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 457)

December 19th, 2018

1:28:48

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 …

The Pats and Cowboys Suck, Fantasy Football Sucks, and Gambling Sucks With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 456)

December 17th, 2018

1:28:41

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, …

NBA Michelin Ratings With Shea Serrano, Kathryn Hahn on the Harden Trade (?), and Million Dollar NFL Picks | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 455)

December 14th, 2018

1:35:18

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 …

Kevin Durant VI: KD on Zion and Giannis, 2018 Surprises, Media Dealings, Legacies, Summer Plans and More | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 454)

December 12th, 2018

1:52:19

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)

December 10th, 2018

1:34:52

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)

December 7th, 2018

1:57:49

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 …

Luka Does Dallas, AD's Future, and the Fultz Fiasco with Marc Stein and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 451)

December 5th, 2018

1:49:32

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 …

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)

December 3rd, 2018

1:36:14

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 …

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)

November 29th, 2018

1:51:52

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 …

The NBA's Best Players Through 20 Games With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 448)

November 28th, 2018

1:37:14

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 …

Rodgers Recession, Tiger vs. Phil, 'Creed 2', and Week 13 Lines with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 447)

November 26th, 2018

1:43:13

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 …

Michael B. Jordan Plus Best NBA Rookies, Wizards Chaos, Tiger/Phil, and NFL Picks With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 446)

November 22nd, 2018

1:59:26

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 …

Remembering William Goldman With Brian Koppelman, Mike Lupica, Sean Fennessey, and Wesley Morris | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 445)

November 20th, 2018

2:49:52

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 …

The Cowboys, Thanksgiving, 'Survivor Series,' and Week 12 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 444)

November 19th, 2018

1:39:07

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)

November 16th, 2018

1:56:13

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 …

Draymond vs. KD, Embiid for MVP and the Rise of Podcasts With Malcolm Gladwell and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 442)

November 14th, 2018

2:09:18

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 …

The Butler Trade, Dallas Survives, Trubisky Groupies, and Week 11 Lines with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 441)

November 12th, 2018

1:29:39

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 …

Reviving the Clippers, Saving the Knicks, and Riding the Chiefs With Howard Beck and Robert Mays | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 440)

November 9th, 2018

1:40:26

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' …

'Basketball: A Love Story,' Election Day, JackO Fixes the Yankees, and Greg Kinnear | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 439)

November 6th, 2018

2:12:40

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 …

Streaking Saints, Weekend at Bowlesies, LeBron on Auto-Pilot, and Week 10 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 438)

November 5th, 2018

1:37:06

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)

November 1st, 2018

1:33:01

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 …

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)

October 31st, 2018

1:44:54

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 …

Boston Beats L.A., Dodger Stadium Tales, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 435)

October 29th, 2018

1:32:44

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)

October 26th, 2018

1:29:36

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)

October 24th, 2018

1:14:35

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 …

NBA Fights, Migos, Atlanta Hip-Hop, and Michael Myers vs. Kawhi With Quavo and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 432)

October 23rd, 2018

1:50:10

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 …

The Feel-Good Underdog Patriots (???), a Rams Bonanza, and Week 8 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 431)

October 22nd, 2018

1:32:57

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 …

Jonah Hill, Red Sox Magic, and 'A Star Is Born' on For Realsies | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 430)

October 19th, 2018

1:51:16

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 …

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)

October 17th, 2018

2:13:13

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 …

Boston's Big Night and Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 428)

October 15th, 2018

1:30:18

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots-Chiefs shootout, the Steelers' impressive comeback against the …

Guessing 2018-19 NBA Over/Unders With Joe House: The Ninth Annual Edition | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 427)

October 11th, 2018

2:11:54

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)

October 10th, 2018

1:36:42

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 …

The First-Coach-Fired Bowl and Guess The Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 425)

October 8th, 2018

1:44:19

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 …

A Boston–New York Baseball Holy War With the Kid Mero, JackO, and Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 424)

October 5th, 2018

1:37:28

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 …

Matt Damon on 'Good Will Hunting,' 'Rounders' and Breaking Into '90s Hollywood | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 423)

October 3rd, 2018

1:48:15

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Matt Damon to discuss his journey through Hollywood with Ben Affleck, 'Rounders,' 'Goodwill Hunting,' …

Guess the Lines Week 5 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 422)

October 1st, 2018

1:39:34

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 …

Tiger's Comeback, McVay vs. Belichick, Ryder Cup Struggles, and NFL Wagers With Tony Kornheiser and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 421)

September 28th, 2018

1:19:09

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 …

Jimmy Butler's Trade Saga With Kevin O'Connor, Plus Johnny Bananas on 'The Challenge' | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 420)

September 27th, 2018

1:18:26

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 …

Tiffany Haddish | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 419)

September 26th, 2018

59:16

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish about her performance origins, her upcoming projects including …

Tiger is Back! Plus Guess the Lines Week 4 With Cousin Sal and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 418)

September 24th, 2018

1:55:39

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 …

NFL Wagers, Running TV Shows, 'The Good Place,' and 'This Is Us' With Mike Schur and Dan Fogelman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 417)

September 21st, 2018

1:54:30

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, …

NBA Hall of Famers, KD's MVP Potential, and Messi vs. Ronaldo With Steve Nash | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 416)

September 19th, 2018

1:38:34

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 415)

September 17th, 2018

1:44:41

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 …

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)

September 14th, 2018

1:53:27

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 …

Katie Nolan and NBA Summer Check-in With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 413)

September 12th, 2018

2:15:37

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). …

Rodgers' Resurrection, The Steelers-Browns Debacle, and Guess The Lines Week 2 (Ep. 412) | The Bill Simmons Podcast

September 10th, 2018

1:39:11

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 …

Best Burt Reynolds Movies, Tiger's Charge, and Week 1 NFL Gambling With Wesley Morris and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 411)

September 7th, 2018

1:54:39

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 …

NFL Kickoff Chatter With Kyle Brandt and Bill Burr on Tom Brady, College Football, and Comedy | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 410)

September 6th, 2018

1:57:11

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, …

Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 409)

September 4th, 2018

1:32:34

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 …

NFL Nuggets, 'A Star is Born', and Celebrity Divorces with Robert Mays, Amanda Dobbins, and Laura Wasser | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 408)

August 31st, 2018

1:46:32

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 …

The Annual AFC Over-Unders With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 407)

August 29th, 2018

1:33:00

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 …

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)

August 27th, 2018

1:41:26

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 …

Jayson Tatum Plus Ryen Russillo's Big Ringer Announcement | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 405)

August 24th, 2018

1:24:39

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, …

Jason Bateman on His Crazy Career, Plus Mallory Rubin on Football and 'Thrones' | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 404)

August 22nd, 2018

1:48:11

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 …

Saving the Rock, 'Crazy Rich Asians,' and 'SummerSlam' 2018 With Shea Serrano, Donnie Kwak, and David Shoemaker | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 403)

August 20th, 2018

1:20:11

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). …

Savior Sam Darnold, New-Blood QBs, and AFC East Torch Passes With Kevin Clark and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 402)

August 17th, 2018

1:14:39

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 …

Stephen Curry on Battling LeBron, NBA Twitter, Klaytheism, and the Quest for Immortality | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 401)

August 16th, 2018

1:25:14

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 …

A Very Special 400th Episode With Ice Cube and John David Washington | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 400)

August 14th, 2018

1:42:14

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 …

New York Hoops, Food Trends, ESPN's Future, and Nick Saban With Eddie Huang and Jim Miller | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 399)

August 10th, 2018

1:38:47

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 …

Fantasy Football Palooza With Matthew Berry | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 398)

August 8th, 2018

1:56:00

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 …

The Boston Massacre, Teen Culture Watch, and 'Succession' With JackO, Zoe Simmons, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 397)

August 6th, 2018

1:23:55

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 …

The 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century, With Juliet Litman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 396)

August 3rd, 2018

1:17:51

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 …

The Sports Repodders: Summer Edition With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 395)

August 2nd, 2018

1:39:45

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 …

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)

July 30th, 2018

1:21:38

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 …

NBA Summer Winners and Losers With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 393)

July 27th, 2018

1:41:35

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)

July 20th, 2018

1:23:38

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 …

The Kawhi-DeRozan Emergency Trade Podcast With Kevin O'Connor, Shea Serrano, Joe House, and Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 391)

July 18th, 2018

1:35:13

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 …

Denzel Washington on 'He Got Game,' the Yankees, and LeBron. Plus, Yacht Rock Palooza. | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 390)

July 16th, 2018

1:16:14

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 …

The NFL's Offseason Hibernation and the Brilliance of 'Eighth Grade' With Bo Burnham | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 389)

July 13th, 2018

1:28:38

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, …

Dominant Warriors, Five LeBrons, Soccer Trolls, MLB Struggles, and Chappaquiddick With Chuck Klosterman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 388)

July 11th, 2018

1:58:01

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 …

NBA in the Twitter Era, the Future of Basketball, Legal Sports Betting, and Last Meal on Earth | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 387)

July 10th, 2018

1:51:05

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 …

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)

July 7th, 2018

1:32:57

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 …

'Jaws,' With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 385)

July 4th, 2018

1:36:20

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 …

LeBron's Big Move, OKC Goes All in, and NBA Teams Are Dumb With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 384)

July 2nd, 2018

1:22:04

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. …

Will L.A. Get LeBron AND Kawhi? Plus: Summer Free-Agency Predictions With Haralabos Voulgaris | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 383)

June 29th, 2018

1:43:14

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 …

NBA Scuttlebutt, Trump's Rockiest Month, Yanks-Sox, and Teen Culture Watch | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 382)

June 25th, 2018

1:36:47

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 …

LeBron's Odds, Dallas's Doncic Heist, and Kawhi to Boston Talk | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 381)

June 22nd, 2018

1:16:37

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 …

'Creed 2,' Destination Kawhi, and Dwight Howard's Goofy Legacy With Shea Serrano and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 380)

June 20th, 2018

1:37:51

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 …

The Ringer’s Lottery Mock Draft Party | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 379)

June 18th, 2018

1:48:04

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)

June 15th, 2018

1:27:22

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. …

NBA Draft Buzz, Plus Nick Kroll Finally Comes On | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 377)

June 13th, 2018

1:44:30

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, …

The Hand of LeBron and Funniest NBA Media Narratives With Bryan Curtis | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 376)

June 11th, 2018

1:19:17

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 …

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)

June 8th, 2018

1:43:17

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 …

Jalen Rose on LeBron's Future, the Kardashians/Jenners As NBA Scouts, and 1998 vs. 2018 | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 374)

June 6th, 2018

1:25:06

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 …

Curry's Electric Game 2, Plus Andy Samberg and Desus and Mero (UPDATED) | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 373)

June 3rd, 2018

2:05:46

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 …

The Colangelo Saga and Best NBA Finals Narratives. Plus: Rich Kleiman on KD, Jay-Z, and Superstardom

May 31st, 2018

1:37:01

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Bryan Colangelo situation (3:15) before talking NBA Finals narratives and subplots, …

A Warriors Smackdown, LeBron's Next Stop, Doncic Deals, and Ovechkin Owns D.C. With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 372)

May 29th, 2018

1:27:24

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 …

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 28th, 2018

1:32:29

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 …

Are the Warriors Dead? Are the Cavs Alive? Plus, Johnny Knoxville! | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 370)

May 25th, 2018

1:24:54

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 …

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 23rd, 2018

1:18:21

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 …

Wild/Plausible NBA Summer Moves and Houston's Conundrum With Zach Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 368)

May 21st, 2018

1:34:31

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 …

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 18th, 2018

1:41:12

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 …

The Improbable Celtics, 'Cobra Kai,' and Bank Robbery Movies With Bill's Dad and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 366)

May 16th, 2018

1:35:33

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 …

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 14th, 2018

1:39:22

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 …

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 11th, 2018

1:17:37

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 …

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 9th, 2018

1:40:48

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 …

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 8th, 2018

1:45:10

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 …

Sleeper Celtics, Boring Rockets, and Next-Gen Tickets With Bill's Dad, Mark Titus, and Nathan Hubbard | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 361)

May 4th, 2018

1:30:55

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' …

LeBron Believes (Again), Philly's Big Test, and a Chaotic Summer Coming With Brian Windhorst | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 360)

May 2nd, 2018

1:33:49

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 …

Fixing OKC, Sad D.C. Fans, Saving Giannis, Amazing LeBron, and Didi vs. Jeter With House and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 359)

April 30th, 2018

1:37:10

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 …

A Late-Night NFL Draft Party and NBA Talk With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 358)

April 27th, 2018

1:30:38

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, …

Here Come the 76ers, Plus Jerrod Carmichael | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 357)

April 25th, 2018

1:46:33

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 …

NBA Craziness Plus the Return of Desus and Mero | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 356)

April 23rd, 2018

1:49:23

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 …

Chuck Klosterman on the Tiger Woods Book, NFL Draft QBs, and Rondo's Renaissance | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 355)

April 20th, 2018

1:32:36

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 …

Brady vs. Belichick, Sad Spurs Fans, and Best New Action Movies With Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 354)

April 18th, 2018

1:26:30

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 …

NBA Playoff Unicorns, Decoding Kawhi, and Round 1 Overreactions With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 353)

April 17th, 2018

1:23:46

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' …

2018 NBA Playoff Mega-Preview With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 352)

April 13th, 2018

1:39:25

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)

April 11th, 2018

1:40:18

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 …

Sixers Mania, the Masters, 'WrestleMania 34,' and Making 'Andre the Giant' | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 350)

April 9th, 2018

1:59:50

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 …

So Long, Kyrie, and Hello, Augusta, With Joe House and Bill’s Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 349)

April 6th, 2018

1:10:50

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 …

The 2018 Masters Tournament With Bill's Dad and Jeff Goldblum Reminisces on His Decades-Long Movie Career | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 348)

April 4th, 2018

1:39:02

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 …

NBA Playoff Chaos, Kawhi Drama, and UConn Goes Down (Ep. 347)

April 2nd, 2018

1:28:23

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 …

Kevin Durant Returns, Part Two (Ep. 346)

March 29th, 2018

1:14:38

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 …

Kevin Durant Returns, Part One (Ep. 345)

March 28th, 2018

1:11:35

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 …

Al Pacino and Barry Levinson on 'Dog Day Afternoon,' HBO's 'Paterno,' and 'The Godfather' (Ep. 344)

March 26th, 2018

1:10:00

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 …

'Billions,' 'Rounders,' and Andre the Giant With Brian Koppelman (Ep. 343)

March 23rd, 2018

1:37:25

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 …

Michael and Martellus Bennett on LeBron James's Activism, Tom Brady, and Getting Traded (Ep. 342)

March 21st, 2018

1:14:15

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 …

Portland's Rise, NBA Finals Sleepers, and UMBC vs. Tyson (Ep. 341)

March 19th, 2018

1:32:44

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 …

Chuck Klosterman: Can the NBA Save College Hoops? Should We Abolish Award Shows? (Ep. 340)

March 16th, 2018

1:34:09

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 …

Sad Patriots Fans, Crazy NFL Signings, and Tankapalooza 2018 (Ep. 339)

March 14th, 2018

1:28:19

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 …

Bill Hader Live at SXSW (Ep. 338)

March 12th, 2018

1:23:44

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)

March 9th, 2018

1:05:45

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 …

The Heat Mini-Dynasty, Remembered with Chris Bosh, Part One (Ep. 336)

March 8th, 2018

51:29

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 …

Reliving the 2018 Oscars With Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal (Ep. 335)

March 6th, 2018

1:10:07

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 …

The "Infocalypse," Conspiracies, and the Future of the Internet With BuzzFeed's Charlie Warzel (Ep. 334)

March 5th, 2018

1:25:42

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), …

Sean Miller vs. ESPN, Top 5 NBA Draft, and Cleveland's NFL Draft Conundrum (Ep. 333)

March 2nd, 2018

1:18:50

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), …

Is the NBA MVP Race Over? And Other Questions With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 332)

February 28th, 2018

1:22:17

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 …

UFC vs. WWE, Rousey's New Career, & Re-doing the 2013 Oscars (Ep. 331)

February 26th, 2018

1:43:51

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 …

Jordan's Greatness and the Winter Olympics With House and JackO (Ep. 330)

February 23rd, 2018

1:23:15

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 …

'Parent Corner' Special Edition Part 2 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 329)

February 21st, 2018

1:36:14

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)

February 19th, 2018

1:57:35

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 …

Richard Jefferson on Being Traded, Changing Roles, and the New-Look Cavs (Ep. 327)

February 16th, 2018

1:32:39

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 …

Scooter Braun on Growing Up on Basketball, Managing Music Stars, and Making Music Pop (Ep. 326)

February 14th, 2018

1:33:33

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), …

U.S. Soccer, Winter Olympics, Paul Pierce, and Boston Sports Media Shenanigans With Rob Stone, JackO, Bill's Dad, and Kirk Minihane (Ep. 325)

February 12th, 2018

1:43:50

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 …

Two-Hour NBA Trade Deadline Extravaganza (Ep. 324)

February 8th, 2018

2:01:54

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 …

The Sports Repodders on Super Bowl Coverage, TV Nostalgia, and the Winter Olympics (Ep. 323)

February 7th, 2018

1:23:06

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 …

Super Bowl LII Winners and Losers With Cousin Sal (Ep. 322)

February 5th, 2018

1:07:34

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 …

Francesa Fridays and Vince Staples (Ep. 321)

February 2nd, 2018

1:17:29

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 …

Larry Wilmore on Good-Natured Hatred, the New-Look Lakers, and Segmented Audiences (Ep. 320)

January 31st, 2018

1:37:49

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), …

Cousin Sal's SB 52 Primer and J.K. Simmons on The Greatness of 'Oz' (Ep. 319)

January 29th, 2018

1:48:24

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" …

The Jalen Rose Reunion Special (Ep. 318)

January 25th, 2018

1:57:20

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 …

The Hand of Brady and Special Guest Tony Romo (Ep. 317)

January 22nd, 2018

1:19:08

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' …

Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan of 'Lady Bird,’ Plus Francesa Fridays (Ep. 316)

January 19th, 2018

1:31:55

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 …

Western Conference All-Stars With Zach Lowe (Ep. 315)

January 17th, 2018

1:18:33

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 …

Minnesota's Miracle and BortlesMania With Cousin Sal (Ep. 314)

January 15th, 2018

1:10:20

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 …

Round 2 Preview With Mike Francesa and Fixing American Soccer With Kathy Carter (Ep. 313)

January 12th, 2018

1:39:23

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 …

Bill's Best Movies of the Year With Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan (Ep. 312)

January 10th, 2018

1:02:50

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)

January 8th, 2018

1:13:50

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 …

Rehashing the Jimmy G Trade With Mike Francesa and Bill’s Dad (Ep. 310)

January 5th, 2018

1:09:41

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 …

Pete Holmes on Conspiracies, Humor, and 'Crashing' (Ep. 309)

January 4th, 2018

1:29:25

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 …

Guess the Lines Wild Card Weekend With Cousin Sal (Ep. 308)

January 2nd, 2018

1:18:55

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 …

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)

December 29th, 2017

55:02

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 …

Paul Thomas Anderson on Pursuing Filmmaking, Loving Adam Sandler, and Making 'Boogie Nights' (Ep. 306)

December 27th, 2017

1:39:38

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 17 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 305)

December 26th, 2017

1:16:49

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), …

Mike Francesa on the 49ers' Franchise QB, Eli's Next Move, and Week 16 NFL Picks (Ep. 304)

December 21st, 2017

1:02:10

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 …

Bryan Curtis on ESPN's Skipper Era and Ben Thompson on Netflix vs. Disney (Ep. 303)

December 20th, 2017

1:15:24

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 16 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 302)

December 18th, 2017

1:17:13

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 …

The Blue-Plate-Special 70th Birthday Pod With Bill's Dad, Kevin Clark, and Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 301)

December 15th, 2017

1:25:52

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 …

The Stanton Trade Swindle With JackO (Ep. 300)

December 13th, 2017

55:07

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 15 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 299)

December 11th, 2017

1:19:04

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 …

The Sports Repodders With Jason Gay and Bryan Curtis (Ep. 298)

December 8th, 2017

1:26:29

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 …

Bryan Cranston on TV Dads, Streaming Shows, and Creative Freedom (Ep. 296)

December 6th, 2017

1:16:27

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 14 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 295)

December 4th, 2017

1:18:55

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 …

Steve Kerr Mailbag, Part 2 (Ep. 294)

December 1st, 2017

1:29:03

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' …

Steve Kerr Mailbag, Part 1 (Ep. 293)

November 29th, 2017

1:25:03

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 13 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 292)

November 27th, 2017

1:33:18

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 …

"Parent Corner" Special Edition With Cousin Sal (Ep. 291)

November 24th, 2017

59:41

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)

November 21st, 2017

1:29:31

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 …

Guess the Lines Thanksgiving Week Special With Cousin Sal (Ep. 289)

November 20th, 2017

1:20:03

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 …

Top 20 NBA Players Right Now With Joe House (Ep. 288)

November 17th, 2017

1:13:40

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)

November 15th, 2017

1:25:11

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 11 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 286)

November 13th, 2017

1:11:00

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 …

NFL Problems, JFK Conspiracies, ESPN, and Announcer Rules (Ep. 285)

November 10th, 2017

1:23:05

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 …

Celtics Chatter, Dan Patrick, and Pastor Carl Lentz (Ep. 284)

November 8th, 2017

1:27:12

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 10 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 283)

November 6th, 2017

1:07:32

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 …

Movies and NBA Chatter With Wesley Morris, Sean Fennessey, and Tom Haberstroh (Ep. 282)

November 3rd, 2017

1:43:34

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 …

Smart-Gal Wednesday: Publishing Maven Janice Min on Us Weekly’s Heyday, The Hollywood Reporter’s Rejuvenation, and the Harvey Weinstein Fallout (Ep. 281)

November 1st, 2017

1:30:56

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 9 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 280)

October 30th, 2017

1:07:46

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 …

Miles Teller on Reviving Rom-Coms, Making Sports Movies, and Enjoying the Film Process (Ep. 279)

October 27th, 2017

1:35:36

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 …

Raptors President Masai Ujiri on NBA Growth, Draft Tricks, and Making the Carmelo Trade (Ep. 278)

October 25th, 2017

1:46:34

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) …

"A Requiem for the Young Yankees" MLB Wrap-up With JackO (Ep. 277)

October 24th, 2017

33:49

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)

October 23rd, 2017

1:12:47

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 …

Graydon Carter on Leaving Vanity Fair, Creating Spy Magazine, and Picking on Donald Trump (Ep. 275)

October 20th, 2017

1:23:54

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 …

Hayward's Horrific Injury + Jeff Bridges on Hosting SNL, King Kong, and 'The Dude' (Ep. 274)

October 18th, 2017

1:29:18

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 273)

October 16th, 2017

1:17:46

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 …

Bob Costas on Learning From Letterman, the Future of the Olympics, and the Best Baseball Story Lines (Ep. 272)

October 13th, 2017

1:36:47

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 …

Jason Blum on Redefining Horror Films, Making Box Office Hits, and Storytelling Tricks (Ep. 271)

October 11th, 2017

1:30:28

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 6 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 270)

October 9th, 2017

1:08:55

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 …

Marc Maron on Pioneering Podcasting, Performing Comedy in Boston, and Interviewing Celebrities (Ep. 269)

October 6th, 2017

1:27:18

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 …

NBA Over/Under—Western Conference (Ep. 268)

October 4th, 2017

1:29:56

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), …

Guess the Lines Week 5 With Cousin Sal and Joe House (Ep. 267)

October 2nd, 2017

1:06:18

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 …

Live From NYC's Advertising Week With Malcolm Gladwell (Ep. 266)

September 29th, 2017

52:05

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, …

Jake Gyllenhaal on Picking Roles, Filming in Boston, and Creating Characters (Ep. 265)

September 27th, 2017

1:20:17

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), …

Guess the Lines Week 4 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 264)

September 25th, 2017

1:14:51

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 …

Andy Samberg on Pioneering Digital Shorts, the 'Rocky' Franchise, and Hosting Awards Shows (Ep. 263)

September 22nd, 2017

1:10:12

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 …

Nathan Fielder on Life as a Millennial, Magic, and More 'Nathan For You' (Ep. 262)

September 20th, 2017

1:43:30

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 261)

September 18th, 2017

1:17:15

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 …

Richard Jefferson on Podcast Fame, Jason Kidd's Greatness, and Kyrie's Departure (Ep. 260)

September 15th, 2017

1:16:43

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 …

Koosanity, Daniel Snyder, Best Bacon, and Gronk Panic w/ David Chang, Joe House + Bill's dad (Ep. 259)

September 13th, 2017

1:21:35

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 2 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 258)

September 11th, 2017

1:17:34

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 …

Friday Rollin' With Joe House and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 257)

September 8th, 2017

1:27:32

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), …

Houston Relief, Red Sox Signs, and New Chargers Kicker Younghoe Koo (Ep. 256)

September 6th, 2017

1:22:45

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 …

Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 255)

September 5th, 2017

1:19:03

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 …

The Kyrie Trade Saga, CFB, MLB, and 'Thrones' With Kevin O'Connor and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 254)

September 1st, 2017

1:35:19

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 …

Willie McGinest on USC Celebrity, Snoop's Days in Long Beach, and His Best Career Win (Ep. 253)

August 30th, 2017

1:25:37

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 …

Kevin Durant IV: Ask Kevin Anything, Part 2 (Ep. 252)

August 28th, 2017

1:03:49

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 …

Kevin Durant IV: Ask Kevin Anything Part 1 (Ep. 251)

August 24th, 2017

1:06:56

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 …

Kyrie-Isaiah Emergency Trade Podcast (Ep. 250)

August 23rd, 2017

1:03:57

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 …

The Sports Repodders: Floyd-Conor, Yawkey Way, Kaepernick, and 'Pivot to Video' (Ep. 249)

August 21st, 2017

1:34:24

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons brings on Ringer editor-at-large Bryan Curtis and Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay to discuss …

Dave Roberts on Dodgers Regular-Season Dominance and Mallory Rubin on Giancarlo Stanton's Trade Value (Ep. 248)

August 17th, 2017

1:37:57

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 …

8 Best Kyrie Trade Scenarios With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 247)

August 15th, 2017

48:31

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 …

Summer Hot-Air NFL Story Lines With Mike Lombardi, Tate Frazier, and Joe House (Ep. 246)

August 11th, 2017

1:10:38

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 …

The 25 Greatest Patriots Wins of the Brady-Belichick Era (Ep. 245)

August 8th, 2017

1:52:37

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 …

Smart-Guy Friday: Cycle CEO/Founder Jason Stein and Bill's Dad on 'Game of Thrones' (Ep. 244)

August 4th, 2017

1:50:17

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 …

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Casey Wasserman on Landing the 2028 Summer Olympics (Ep. 243)

August 1st, 2017

1:25:37

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 …

Charlize Theron on Becoming an Action Hero, Avoiding Rom-Coms, and 15 Minutes With De Niro (Ep. 242)

July 27th, 2017

1:08:59

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), …

Kyrie-LeBron Fallout and Carmelo-to-OKC With Kevin O'Connor and Joe House (Ep. 241)

July 24th, 2017

1:17:52

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 …

Smart-Guy Friday: Nathan Hubbard on Zombie Bands, Ticket Trends, and Twitter Comebacks (Ep. 240)

July 21st, 2017

1:17:37

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 …

JackO on 'Mike and the Mad Dog,' and Shea Serrano on the Best Worst Movie Dunks (Ep. 239)

July 19th, 2017

1:17:05

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 …

Jimmy Butler on the Bulls, Jordan, and L.A. Pick-up Games (Ep. 238)

July 18th, 2017

1:49:36

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 …

Inside the Evolution of ESPN With Jim Miller and Bryan Curtis (Ep. 237)

July 12th, 2017

1:27:06

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 …

NBA Summer Mailbag Special (Ep. 236)

July 11th, 2017

1:25:43

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), …

John McEnroe on the Knicks, the Greatest Match Ever Played, and Improving Tennis (Ep. 235)

July 7th, 2017

1:31:08

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 …

Gordon Hayward, Cap Space, and Point Blake (Ep. 234)

July 5th, 2017

1:16:26

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), …

Rockets GM Daryl Morey and Music Legend Jimmy Iovine (Ep. 233)

July 3rd, 2017

1:38:47

Daryl Morey discusses Houston's monster acquisition of Chris Paul, his 12-year Rockets stint, free-agency stories, and ways the NBA should improve …

Blow Up the Clippers and Free-Agency Primer With Joe House (Ep. 232)

June 30th, 2017

1:18:02

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), …

Judd Apatow on Binge-watching, Stand-up Culture, and 'The Big Sick' (Ep. 231)

June 27th, 2017

1:18:28

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 …

Emergency NBA Draft Winners and Losers With Joe House (Ep. 230)

June 23rd, 2017

1:16:44

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)

June 21st, 2017

1:27:00

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 …

Malcolm Gladwell on the NBA Carousel, Billionaire Owners, and Multipurpose Golf Courses (Ep. 228)

June 20th, 2017

1:20:31

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 …

Fultz to Philly, PG-13 Trades, and What Is Boston Doing? (Ep. 227)

June 19th, 2017

1:33:18

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 …

Will Ferrell on his Favorite Movie, 'SNL,' and LeBron on the Lakers (Ep. 226)

June 16th, 2017

1:20:52

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 …

Finals MVP Kevin Durant (Ep. 225)

June 14th, 2017

1:36:36

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 …

Saturday Rollin' NBA Finals Edition With Joe House (Ep. 224)

June 10th, 2017

1:15:14

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: …

NBA Scuttlebutt, LeBron's Next Move, and Lonzo's Lakers (Ep. 223)

June 7th, 2017

1:18:14

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 …

James Corden on Returning to London, "Carpool Karaoke," Elections, and Sports in America (Ep. 222)

June 5th, 2017

1:16:26

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), …

NBA Finals Overreactions, College Reunions, and Resurgent Yankees (Ep. 221)

June 2nd, 2017

1:17:02

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 …

NBA Finals Prediction + Raiders, N.W.A, and the Big 3 With Ice Cube (Ep. 220)

May 31st, 2017

1:28:26

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 …

Tiger, NBA Finals, and Remembering Frank Deford With Joe House and Bryan Curtis (Ep. 219)

May 30th, 2017

1:11:24

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 …

Chuck Klosterman on Chris Cornell, Superteams, an NFL Rule Change, and Michael Jordan (Ep. 218)

May 26th, 2017

1:20:12

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), …

Bill Burr on the NHL Playoffs, Kelly Olynyk's Magic, Chris Farley, and R-Rated Sports (Ep. 217)

May 24th, 2017

1:30:01

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 …

Celtics Pride, LeBron vs. MJ, and Sacramento Kings Pain With Bill's Dad and Hasan Minhaj (Ep. 216)

May 22nd, 2017

1:31:46

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 …

May Mega-Mailbag: LeBron, LaVar, Harden, Pop, Dom, and More (Ep. 215)

May 19th, 2017

1:17:48

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 …

NBA Draft Lottery Reaction With Mark Titus (Ep. 214)

May 17th, 2017

51:31

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 …

Wizards Postmortem, the Conference Finals, and the NBA Draft Lottery With Joe House (Ep. 213)

May 16th, 2017

1:06:20

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 …

Aziz Ansari on 'Master of None,' Hosting 'SNL,' and Kanye Studio Session Stories (Ep. 212)

May 12th, 2017

1:31:19

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 …

Adam Carolla on 'Fast' 7/8, 'Cobra,' + 'Cast Away' (Ep. 211)

May 10th, 2017

1:28:04

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 …

The New Era of Sports Media and the End of 'The Sports Reporters' (Ep. 210)

May 8th, 2017

1:14:22

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 …

Michael Rapaport on NBA Awards, the Knicks, 'True Romance,' and Being Banned From ESPN (Ep. 209)

May 5th, 2017

1:22:54

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 …

'South Park,' Competing With 'SNL,' and the Future of Comedy With Matt Stone and Trey Parker

May 3rd, 2017

1:21:52

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 …

Clippers Postmortem, Wiz-Celts, and Round 2 Intrigue With Joe House (Ep. 207)

May 1st, 2017

1:15:31

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 …

NBA Predictions and NFL Draft Takes With Kevin O'Connor and Mike Lombardi (Ep. 206)

April 28th, 2017

1:18:14

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 …

NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs, Boxing + Oakland With Cousin Sal and Andre Ward (Ep. 205)

April 26th, 2017

1:34:56

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 …

Round 1 Playoffs With Haralabos Voulgaris (Ep. 204)

April 24th, 2017

1:19:54

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 …

NBA Playoff Mailbag and Charlamagne tha God (Ep. 203)

April 21st, 2017

1:45:01

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), …

Desus and Mero on Yankees–Red Sox, Protesting the Knicks, and NBA Playoffs (Ep. 202)

April 20th, 2017

1:15:10

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), …

Playoff Check-in, Celts-Bulls Chaos, and Knicks Paranoia (Ep. 201)

April 19th, 2017

1:12:58

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 …

Kurt Russell on His Career, Robin Williams's Humor, and Hanging with Val Kilmer (Ep. 200)

April 14th, 2017

1:22:07

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 …

The MVP Winner With Joe House and the History of the 'Fast & Furious' With Neal Moritz (Ep. 199)

April 12th, 2017

1:32:28

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 …

April Mega-Mailbag (Ep. 198)

April 10th, 2017

1:10:40

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), …

All-NBA/MVP Tester Ballot With Joe House (Ep. 197)

April 6th, 2017

1:24:56

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 …

Sports Announcers, Pain Killers, Goodell, and ESPN With Bryan Curtis and Sally Jenkins (Ep. 196)

April 3rd, 2017

1:12:32

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 …

Kevin Durant on His Injury, Return to OKC, and the JaVale-Shaq Beef (Ep. 195)

March 31st, 2017

1:33:55

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), …

Steve Nash on Lost Titles, Modern Point Guards, and Soccer Superstars (Ep. 194)

March 29th, 2017

1:18:34

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 …

Chuck Klosterman on NBA MVP, Kobe's 'Musecage,' and March Madness (Ep. 193)

March 27th, 2017

1:22:13

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 …

Madness, NBA, Trump, and MLB With Kevin O'Connor and JackO (Ep. 192)

March 24th, 2017

1:14:32

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 …

Larry Wilmore on the Lakers, Stand-up Comedy, and Political Discourse (Ep. 191)

March 22nd, 2017

1:23:40

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 …

Ep. 190: Sports Movie Hall of Fame: 'Blue Chips' With Mark Titus and Chris Ryan

March 21st, 2017

57:25

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 …

Ep. 189: Steve Ballmer on Owning an NBA Franchise

March 17th, 2017

1:16:18

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 …

Ep. 188: March Madness Extravaganza With Mark Titus, Cousin Sal, and Kevin O'Connor

March 15th, 2017

1:12:47

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), …

Ep. 187: Zach Lowe on the NBA's Wild, Wild West

March 14th, 2017

1:24:43

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), …

Ep. 186: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi, Kevin Clark, and JackO

March 10th, 2017

1:20:35

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), …

Ep. 185: Westbrook and the Wizards With Joe House and Hockey Star P.K. Subban

March 9th, 2017

1:30:44

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 …

Ep. 184: Isaiah Thomas and 'John Wick 2' With Shea Serrano

March 6th, 2017

1:23:24

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' …

Ep. 183: Luke Walton

March 3rd, 2017

1:08:05

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 …

Ep. 182: Reliving the Oscars With Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal

March 2nd, 2017

1:04:37

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 …

Ep 181: The Oscars Disaster Recap With Wesley Morris and Sean Fennessey

February 27th, 2017

1:02:00

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' …

Ep. 180: Friday Rollin' Trade Deadline Recap With Joe House, Chris Ryan, and Kevin O'Connor

February 24th, 2017

1:12:31

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 …

Ep. 179: The Battle for Tech Supremacy With Ben Thompson

February 23rd, 2017

56:45

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 …

Ep. 178: Dealing With the Trade Deadline With J.J. Redick

February 21st, 2017

1:19:10

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 …

Ep. 177: Malcolm Gladwell

February 17th, 2017

1:21:40

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 …

Ep. 176: NBA Trade Talk With Kevin Clark and Sean Grande

February 14th, 2017

1:07:39

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 …

Ep. 175: Brian Koppelman and David Shoemaker

February 13th, 2017

1:23:38

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 …

Ep. 174: Kevin Durant

February 10th, 2017

1:16:44

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 …

Ep. 173: Steve Kerr

February 8th, 2017

1:04:17

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 …

Ep. 172: Emergency Super Bowl Pod With Mike Lombardi, Cousin Sal, and Bill's Dad

February 6th, 2017

1:18:08

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 …

Ep. 171: Friday Rollin' With Bryan Curtis and Mike Lombardi

February 3rd, 2017

1:28:29

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 …

Ep. 170: Sports Movie Hall of Fame: 'White Men Can't Jump'

February 1st, 2017

1:02:29

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 …

Ep. 169: Super Bowl LI Prop Bets With Cousin Sal and Mike Lombardi

January 31st, 2017

1:16:33

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 …

Ep. 168: Carmelo Trades and Falcons-Pats w/ Joe House + Rembert Browne

January 27th, 2017

1:10:24

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 …

Ep. 167: Bill Burr

January 25th, 2017

1:15:36

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 …

Ep. 166: Cousin Sal and Wesley Morris

January 23rd, 2017

1:19:02

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 …

Ep. 165: Seth Meyers and Michael Schur

January 20th, 2017

1:05:02

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 …

Ep. 164: Mike Lombardi and Sarah Tiana

January 18th, 2017

57:39

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 …

Ep. 163: Conference Championship Lines With Cousin Sal and 'Patriots Day' With Peter Berg

January 16th, 2017

1:32:33

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 …

Ep. 162: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi and Jeff Ross

January 12th, 2017

1:29:23

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 …

Ep. 161: NFL Divisional-Round Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe Buck

January 9th, 2017

1:27:28

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 …

Ep. 160: Friday Rollin' Wild-Card Weekend With Mike Lombardi, Mallory Rubin, and Joe House

January 6th, 2017

1:19:55

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 …

Ep. 159: NFL Wild-Card Weekend Lines With Cousin Sal

January 2nd, 2017

1:00:06

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 …

Ep. 158: Friday Rollin' With Joe House

December 30th, 2016

1:25:42

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 …

Ep. 157: Week 17 Lines With Cousin Sal

December 27th, 2016

1:05:33

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 …

Ep. 156: Holiday NFL/NBA + Basketball Unicorns With Joe House

December 22nd, 2016

1:19:45

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), …

Ep. 155: Week 16 Lines With Cousin Sal

December 19th, 2016

1:02:10

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), …

Ep. 154: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi, Joe House, and Mallory Rubin

December 16th, 2016

1:20:08

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 …

Ep. 153: Gucci Mane

December 14th, 2016

49:19

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 …

Ep. 152: Week 15 Lines With Cousin Sal

December 12th, 2016

59:46

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 …

Ep. 151: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi, Joe House and Bill's Dad

December 9th, 2016

1:18:40

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 …

Ep. 150: Andy Cohen

December 7th, 2016

1:03:27

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 …

Ep. 149: Week 14 Lines With Cousin Sal

December 5th, 2016

1:09:14

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), …

Ep. 148: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi, Joe House, Robert Mays, and Danny Kelly

December 2nd, 2016

1:10:57

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 …

Ep. 147: NBA Power Rankings With Kevin O'Connor

November 30th, 2016

1:23:44

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 …

Ep. 146: Week 13 Lines With Cousin Sal

November 28th, 2016

1:12:16

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 …

Ep. 145: Week 12 Lines With Cousin Sal and Thanksgiving Day Best Bets With Joe House

November 21st, 2016

1:24:35

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 …

Ep. 144: 'Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi, Joe House, and Bryan Curtis

November 17th, 2016

1:18:59

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 …

Ep. 143: Squashing the Beef With Cris Collinsworth and NOLA Sports With Micah Peters

November 16th, 2016

1:13:36

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 …

Ep. 142: Week 11 Lines With Cousin Sal

November 14th, 2016

1:15:56

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), …

Ep. 141: Mike Lombardi, Joe House and JackO

November 11th, 2016

1:16:28

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 …

Ep. 140: Week 10 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal

November 7th, 2016

58:37

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 …

Ep. 139: JackO on World Series, Kevin O'Connor on NBA, and House's Week 9 NFL Picks

November 3rd, 2016

1:14:29

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 …

Ep. 138: Week 9 Lines With Cousin Sal and Jamie Collins Counsel With Mike Lombardi

October 31st, 2016

1:07:49

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), …

Ep. 137: 'Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi, Robert Mays, and Joe House

October 28th, 2016

1:18:21

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 …

Ep. 136: Week 8 Lines, NBA Futures, and World Series Predictions With Cousin Sal

October 24th, 2016

1:13:51

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 …

Ep. 135: NBA Over/Under With Joe House and Week 7 NFL With Mike Lombardi

October 20th, 2016

1:39:39

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 …

Ep. 134: Week 7 Lines With Cousin Sal

October 17th, 2016

1:00:49

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), …

Ep. 133: 'Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi and Joe House

October 13th, 2016

1:08:10

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 …

Ep. 132: Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal on Week 6

October 10th, 2016

1:08:01

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 …

Ep. 131: 'Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi and Joe House

October 7th, 2016

1:16:31

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 …

Ep. 130: Week 5 lines with Cousin Sal

October 3rd, 2016

54:21

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 …

Ep. 129: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi, Joe House, and JackO

September 30th, 2016

1:11:36

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 …

Ep. 128: Week 4 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal

September 29th, 2016

1:05:25

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 …

Ep. 127: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi, Joe House, and Chris Vernon

September 23rd, 2016

1:15:05

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 …

Ep. 126: Week 3 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal

September 22nd, 2016

1:11:17

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), …

Ep. 125: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi and Joe House

September 16th, 2016

1:05:58

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 …

Ep. 124: Week 2 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal

September 14th, 2016

56:00

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 …

Ep. 123: 'Friday Rollin' With Joe House, Rembert Browne, and Bill's Dad

September 9th, 2016

1:22:16

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 …

Ep. 122: Week 1 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal

September 8th, 2016

1:07:42

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 …

Ep. 121: Tony Kornheiser

September 2nd, 2016

1:11:36

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 …

Ep. 120: 2016 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House

August 31st, 2016

1:25:33

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 …

Ep. 119: Michael Rapaport

August 26th, 2016

1:30:22

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), …

Ep. 118: Olympics With Malcolm Gladwell

August 23rd, 2016

1:20:40

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), …

Ep. 117: James Andrew Miller

August 18th, 2016

1:19:57

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons brings on acclaimed author James Andrew Miller to discuss his new book, 'Powerhouse: The Untold Story of …

Ep. 116: Team USA, A-Rod's Retirement, and 'Roast Battle'

August 12th, 2016

1:21:10

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 …

Ep. 115: Johnny Bananas

August 5th, 2016

1:18:30

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 …

Ep. 114: MLB Trades, Boston Celtics, and PGA Championship With Joe House, Plus DNC Recap With JackO

July 29th, 2016

1:01:29

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 …

Ep. 113: Cousin Sal, Deep Dives With Brendan Lynch, and RNC Wrap-up With JackO

July 22nd, 2016

1:10:07

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 …

Ep. 112: 'Any Given Wednesday' Bonus Material

July 20th, 2016

1:07:00

This bonus 'Bill Simmons Podcast' includes extra material from the first four episodes of 'Any Given Wednesday,' including interviews with Charles …

Ep. 111: Republican National Convention Day 1 With JackO

July 19th, 2016

21:15

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 …

Ep. 110: The End of Deflategate With Bill's Dad and Summer Movies With Wesley Morris

July 15th, 2016

1:14:29

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 …

Ep. 109: NBA Free-Agency Reaction Pod With Joe House

July 7th, 2016

1:11:59

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 …

Ep. 108: Friday Rollin' NBA Free-Agency Edition

July 1st, 2016

1:05:06

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 …

Ep. 107: Friday Rollin' NBA Draft Wrap-up With Joe House, and Kevin Clark on Orlando

June 24th, 2016

1:10:52

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 …

Ep. 106: Jimmy Butler

June 16th, 2016

1:07:05

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 …

Ep. 105: NBA Finals and Internet Deep Dives With Joel Solomon, Brendan Lynch and Pat Barker

June 10th, 2016

1:03:48

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 …

Ep. 104: Malcolm Gladwell

June 8th, 2016

1:11:11

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 …

Ep. 103: Friday Rollin' With Joe House

May 27th, 2016

58:29

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 …

Ep. 102: NBA Conference Finals With Haralabos Voulgaris

May 25th, 2016

1:03:42

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 …

Ep. 101: Charity: Water's Scott Harrison

May 20th, 2016

1:06:03

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 19th, 2016

1:12:37

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 …

Ep. 99: OKC-GSW With Travon Free

May 13th, 2016

1:01:02

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 …

Ep. 98: Craig Kilborn

May 12th, 2016

1:21:18

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 6th, 2016

1:16:11

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 …

Ep. 96: Michael Rapaport

May 4th, 2016

1:11:45

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), …

Ep. 95: Billionaire Investor Chris Sacca

April 28th, 2016

1:30:10

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), …

Ep. 94: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele

April 26th, 2016

1:08:04

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

April 22nd, 2016

1:19:13

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 …

Ep. 92: Louis C.K.

April 20th, 2016

1:23:42

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" …

Ep. 91: Haralabos Voulgaris and Katie Baker

April 15th, 2016

1:31:18

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 …

Ep. 90: Draymond Green

April 14th, 2016

50:00

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), …

Ep. 89: All-NBA Ballot With Joe House

April 13th, 2016

1:10:25

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. …

Ep. 88: Willie Geist and JackO

April 8th, 2016

1:12:22

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 …

Ep. 87: Chuck Klosterman and David Shoemaker

April 6th, 2016

1:20:19

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 …

Ep. 86: 'ShackHouse' Masters Preview and Tiger Talk With Bill Simmons

April 5th, 2016

59:54

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 …

Ep. 85: Diana Taurasi

April 1st, 2016

1:13:52

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 …

Ep. 84: Keith Olbermann

March 31st, 2016

1:12:08

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons welcomes Keith Olbermann to discuss "the never-ending state of stupidity" in politics, learning to compromise in …

Ep. 83: ‘The Media v. O.J. Simpson’ With Bryan Curtis

March 30th, 2016

40:03

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’ …

Ep. 82: Joe House, Chris Ryan, and Andy Greenwald

March 28th, 2016

1:07:13

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 …

Ep. 81: David Duchovny

March 25th, 2016

1:23:54

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 …

Ep. 80: Mike Tollin

March 24th, 2016

1:16:07

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 …

Ep. 79: Joe House and Michael McCann

March 21st, 2016

1:01:31

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), …

Ep. 78: Jay Glazer

March 18th, 2016

1:17:32

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 …

Ep. 77: Jim Lampley

March 16th, 2016

1:20:31

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), …

Ep. 76: Chuck Klosterman and Jonathan Abrams

March 15th, 2016

1:18:55

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons welcomes old friend Chuck Klosterman to discuss March Madness, Ben Simmons's ceiling (8:00), capricious LeBron …

Ep. 75: Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer

March 11th, 2016

1:12:11

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 …

Ep. 74: Joe House and Greg Cosell

March 10th, 2016

1:14:40

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons welcomes Joe House to discuss Holy Cross's Patriot League championship, March Madness (12:00), Durant-Celtics …

Ep. 73: Dan Wetzel & Bill's Dad

March 7th, 2016

1:23:18

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 …

Ep. 72: 'The Watch' Takeover with Chris Ryan & Andy Greenwald

March 4th, 2016

44:53

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 …

Ep. 71: Sports Media Watch w/ Bryan Curtis

March 1st, 2016

1:02:03

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 …

Ep. 70: NBA w/ Joe House and Kirk Goldsberry

February 29th, 2016

1:07:57

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 …

Ep. 69: Oscars w/ Cousin Sal, Wesley Morris & NFL Combine w/ Robert Mays

February 26th, 2016

1:20:16

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 …

Ep. 68: Andrew Bogut

February 24th, 2016

53:48

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), …

Ep. 67: NBA w/ Joe House & TV w/ Alan Sepinwall

February 22nd, 2016

1:10:22

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), …

Ep. 66: NBA Trade Deadline Winners and Losers w/ Juliet Litman and Chris Ryan

February 19th, 2016

1:08:36

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' …

Ep. 65: 'The Ringer' Announcement, Robert Smigel, and JackO

February 17th, 2016

1:08:37

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 …

Ep. 64: All-Star Weekend & NBA Trade Deadline w/Joe House

February 15th, 2016

1:11:54

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 …

Ep. 63: Al Michaels

February 11th, 2016

1:19:48

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 …

Ep. 62: NBA Deep Dive w/ Haralabos Voulgaris

February 9th, 2016

1:17:49

HBO's Bill Simmons and NBA gambler extraordinaire Haralabos Voulgaris break down the 2015-16 NBA season. Topics include: canned NBA coaches, the …

Ep. 61: Super Bowl 50 Hangover Edition w/ Cousin Sal

February 8th, 2016

55:46

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 …

Ep. 60: Friday Rollin' w/ Joe House & Michael Rapaport

February 5th, 2016

1:33:21

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 …

Ep. 59: SB 50 Prop Bets w/ Cousin Sal

February 3rd, 2016

1:10:49

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 …

Ep. 58: Tom Thibodeau

February 1st, 2016

1:16:50

HBO's Bill Simmons talks hoops with former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. Topics include: disrupting the Warriors (11:00), best 21st century teams …

Ep. 57: NBA Reddit Mailbag w/ Joe House

January 29th, 2016

1:16:47

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 …

Ep. 56: Charles Barkley

January 27th, 2016

1:01:59

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 …

Ep. 55: Round 3 Rehash w/ Cousin Sal

January 25th, 2016

49:37

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), …

Ep. 54: Friday Rollin' w/ House, Michael Schur & Wesley Morris

January 22nd, 2016

1:27:19

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 …

Ep. 53: Bill's NBA All-Star Ballot with Chris Ryan

January 20th, 2016

1:19:05

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 …

Ep. 52: The 2016 Oscars with Wesley Morris

January 20th, 2016

1:12:35

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), …

Ep. 51: NFL Conference Championship Lines w/ Cousin Sal

January 18th, 2016

58:58

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) …

Ep. 50: Friday Rollin' w/ Joe House, JackO & Bill's Dad

January 15th, 2016

1:13:40

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 …

Ep. 49: Malcolm Gladwell

January 14th, 2016

1:26:41

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 …

Ep. 48: NFL Divisional Lines w/ Cousin Sal

January 11th, 2016

1:12:17

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 …

Ep. 47: Friday Rollin' w/ Joe House

January 8th, 2016

1:24:29

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), …

Ep. 46: Chuck Klosterman

January 6th, 2016

1:24:55

HBO's Bill Simmons catches up with Chuck Klosterman to discuss rabid Boston fans, Peyton Manning (7:00 mark), HGH & career preservation (14:00), …

Ep. 45: NFL Wild Card Picks w/ Cousin Sal

January 4th, 2016

1:05:45

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), …

Ep. 44: Week 17 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

December 29th, 2015

1:18:34

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 …

Heat 20-Year Anniversary Mega-Pod w/ Chris Ryan

December 22nd, 2015

59:31

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 …

Ep. 43: NBA Holiday Special w/ Joe House

December 22nd, 2015

1:14:46

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, …

Ep. 42: Week 16 NFL picks w/ Cousin Sal

December 21st, 2015

59:57

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), …

Ep. 41: NBA & NFL w/ Joe House + JackO

December 17th, 2015

1:09:49

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, …

Ep. 40: Abby Wambach

December 15th, 2015

1:12:30

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. …

Ep. 39: Week 15 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

December 14th, 2015

1:06:10

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 …

Ep. 38: NBA + NFL Best Bets w/ Joe House

December 11th, 2015

1:19:09

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), …

Ep. 37: Simulcast Grab Bag w/ Juliet Litman & Chris Ryan

December 10th, 2015

1:05:07

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 …

Ep. 36: Katie Nolan

December 9th, 2015

1:11:24

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), …

Ep. 35: Week 14 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

December 7th, 2015

1:14:16

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 …

Ep. 34: NBA + NFL Picks w/ Joe House

December 4th, 2015

1:19:56

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), …

Ep. 33: JackO, Michael Rapaport & Jay Caspian Kang

December 2nd, 2015

1:16:15

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 …

Ep. 32: Week 13 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

November 30th, 2015

1:15:07

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 …

Ep. 31: Michael B. Jordan

November 25th, 2015

1:07:38

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 …

Ep. 30: Haralabos Voulgaris & Joe House

November 24th, 2015

1:30:41

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), …

Ep. 29: Thanksgiving/Week 12 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

November 23rd, 2015

1:12:41

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), …

Ep. 28: NBA + NFL w/ Joe House

November 20th, 2015

1:16:12

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), …

Ep. 27: Chuck Klosterman

November 18th, 2015

1:27:07

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 …

Ep. 26: Week 11 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

November 16th, 2015

1:00:07

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), …

Ep. 25: NFL/NBA w/ Joe House

November 13th, 2015

1:18:18

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 …

Ep. 24: Guest Hosts Chris Ryan & Andy Greenwald

November 12th, 2015

1:04:26

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 …

Ep. 23: Michael Rapaport

November 11th, 2015

1:06:18

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

November 9th, 2015

1:07:06

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

November 5th, 2015

1:19:53

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 …

Ep. 20: Three-Man Pop Culture Podcast w/ Chris Ryan & Andy Greenwald

November 5th, 2015

59:33

HBO's Bill Simmons reunites with old Grantland buddies Chris Ryan & Andy Greenwald. On the docket--Homeland, The Leftovers, Project Greenlight …

Ep. 19: Malcolm Gladwell

November 5th, 2015

1:21:50

HBO's Bill Simmons talks to best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell about Grantland's abrupt demise, public funded sports arenas/stadiums, new owner …

Ep. 18: Week 9 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

November 2nd, 2015

59:43

HBO's Bill Simmons guesses Week 9 NFL lines, toys with Raiders’ playoff candidacy, discusses Jameis Winston’s NFL cohort and consoles Cousin Sal …

Ep. 17: NFL & NBA w/ Joe House + JackO RNC debate update

October 30th, 2015

1:23:10

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 …

Ep. 16: NBA w/ Juliet Litman & Chris Ryan (guest hosts!)

October 27th, 2015

43:17

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 …

Ep. 15: NBA Over/Under w/ Joe House (West)

October 27th, 2015

1:11:47

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

October 26th, 2015

1:07:21

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 …

Ep. 13: NFL + NBA Over/Under w/ Joe House (East)

October 24th, 2015

1:25:26

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

October 21st, 2015

1:18:33

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 …

Ep. 11: Week 7 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

October 19th, 2015

56:20

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

October 16th, 2015

1:00:19

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

October 15th, 2015

1:11:40

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 …

Ep. 8: Week 6 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

October 13th, 2015

57:45

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

October 9th, 2015

1:13:20

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)

October 8th, 2015

1:18:20

HBO's Bill Simmons talks about the value of quarterbacks, Chip Kelly and systems, fixing the length of sporting events, era-specific movies, Project …

Ep. 5: Week 5 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

October 7th, 2015

1:00:29

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

October 2nd, 2015

1:08:51

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 …

Ep. 3: Movies & Goodbyes w/ Wesley Morris

October 2nd, 2015

1:13:21

HBO's Bill Simmons talks Grantland memories, best 2015 movies, DeNiro vs. Pacino, Anne Hathaway vs. Emily Blunt, favorite movie theater experiences …

Ep. 2: DeflateGate, President Trump & MLB w/ JackO

October 1st, 2015

56:13

Episode 2: HBO's Bill Simmons discusses DeflateGate, Roger Goodell, the 2015 MLB Playoffs, President Trump and grating ESPN personalities with old …

Ep. 1: Week 4 NFL w/ Cousin Sal

October 1st, 2015

1:04:15

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.

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