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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Networks:

The Ringer

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@BillSimmons

Language:

English


Episodes

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

12/6/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Ravens’ crushing loss to the Steelers, the Eagles’ win over the Jets with backup QB Gardner Minshew, the Lions’ first win of the season vs. the Vikings, Cardinals-Bears, Bengals-Chargers, the AFC and NFC playoff picture, and more (2:36). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 14 (37:38) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:04:49). Finally, Bill talks with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about their favorite fake NBA trades...

Duration:01:48:27

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

12/2/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the stumbling Rams, the Chiefs finding their stride, and why Aaron Rodgers should be the favorite for MVP (2:15), before making their Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 13 (22:09). Then Bill talks with Chuck Klosterman about the new documentary series by Peter Jackson, ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ (48:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Chuck Klosterman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad...

Duration:02:21:41

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

12/1/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Suns’ win over the Warriors, take stock of the Western Conference, and talk about Bill’s newest League Pass crush: the Timberwolves (2:13). Then Bill talks with Van Lathan about LSU football’s new head coach, Brian Kelly (44:19). Finally Bill is joined by Grammy-winning musician Kenny G to discuss the upcoming HBO documentary ‘Listening to Kenny G’ (1:10:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kenny G, Wosny Lambre, and Van Lathan...

Duration:01:59:39

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

11/29/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the puzzling MVP conversation, the Patriots’ win over the Titans, Colts-Buccaneers, Vikings-49ers, current playoff standings, Eagles-Giants, the Bengals steamrolling the Steelers, Panthers-Dolphins, the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving loss to the Raiders, Browns-Ravens, and much more (1:15). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 13 (20:00), followed by Parent Corner (1:07:30). Finally Bill talks with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about some...

Duration:01:46:48

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

11/24/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Clippers’ loss to the Mavericks, what an ideal team built around Luka Doncic would look like, the 12-6 Bulls, early Eastern Conference contenders, panic-trade teams, NBA rule change ideas, cryptocurrency, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Haralabos Voulgaris Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:44:57

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

11/23/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the three NFL Thanksgiving games and make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 12 (2:35). Then Bill talks to author James Andrew Miller about his now book on the history of HBO, ‘Tinderbox: HBO's Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers’ (50:03). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and James Andrew Miller Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:10:48

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

11/22/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chargers' win in a shootout with the Steelers, Cowboys-Chiefs, Bills-Colts and RB Jonathan Taylor's historic day, the Packers' loss to the Vikings, realistic Super Bowl teams, Lions-Browns, Ravens-Bears, and more (1:40). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 12 (38:15) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:12:10). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:29:27

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

11/18/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about his involvement in the HBO documentary series 'Music Box' (1:55) before chatting with The Athletic's Marcus Thompson about the 12-2 Golden State Warriors, the production from young players like Jonathan Kuminga and Jordan Poole, the rejuvenation of Andre Iguodala, Andrew Wiggins, the much-anticipated return of Klay Thompson, and more (14:40). Then BiIl is joined by The Ringer's Danny Kelly and NFL Network's Peter Schrager to revisit the top 15 picks from...

Duration:02:15:14

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

11/17/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Washington Wizards atop the Eastern Conference (3:35). Then Bill and House are joined by Chris Vernon to discuss why Chris thinks the 76ers deserve much of the blame for the current situation with Ben Simmons (25:23). Next Bill talks with Warren Sharp about why there hasn't been a clear "best" NFL team yet this season, the Rams' Monday night loss to the 49ers, the battle for the AFC East between the Bills and the Patriots, and...

Duration:01:58:48

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

11/15/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots’ blowout win vs. the Browns, the Cowboys’ blowout win vs. the Falcons, a surprising Buccaneers loss to the Washington Football Team, a rocky first game back for Russell Wilson, Chargers-Vikings, Steelers-Lions, and more (2:38). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 11 (40:38) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:18:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:33:57

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

11/12/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jonathan Tjarks to discuss Paul George and the Clippers, Coach of the Year candidate Ty Lue, the Mavericks’ continued struggles, the impressive Bulls, best NBA rookies, and more (3:30). Then Bill talks with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about WR Odell Beckham Jr. signing with the Rams and upcoming “kitchen-sink games” for the 49ers, Raiders, Chiefs, and Vikings, before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 10 (49:32). Host: Bill Simmons Guests:...

Duration:01:45:29

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

11/10/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Lakers' rocky start to the NBA season, whether Ben Simmons or Kyrie Irving plays an NBA game first, the Nikola Jokic–Markieff Morris melee, Suns owner Robert Sarver, the NBA rule changes, and more (2:24). Then Bill talks with his old colleague Kevin Wildes about his Fox Sports show 'First Things First,' crafting a "take," rumors of the Celtics trading for Ben Simmons, and more (1:05:32) before bringing back everyone's...

Duration:02:01:01

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

11/8/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss another 49ers loss, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' struggle to beat the Packers without Aaron Rodgers, and the Bills’ shocking loss to the Jaguars. Plus: Cowboys-Broncos, Vikings-Ravens, Bengals-Browns, and more (1:45). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 10 (38:04) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:01:59). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:24:52

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

11/5/2021
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks to discuss his long career, his three favorite films, his new movie, ‘Finch,’ baseball stories, and much more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Tom Hanks Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:23:14

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

11/5/2021
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, Bill shares his thoughts on a few sports topics including the Golden State Warriors, NBA MVP odds, Aaron Rodgers, Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, and more (2:43). Then Bill is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the Rams trading for Von Miller and AFC standings, before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 9 (29:10). Finally Bill talks to his old colleague Rembert Browne about his Atlanta Braves winning the World Series (1:21:25)....

Duration:01:41:41

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

11/3/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss NBA story lines through two weeks. They discuss the Heat’s impressive start, the Bulls’ defensive prowess, the Celtics’ struggles, the Hawks, questions surrounding the Nets, the Lakers’ roster, and more (2:22). Then Bill talks with Jake Paul about his and his brother’s meteoric rise across social media, his pivot to boxing, learning from mistakes, promoting fights, and much more (51:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jake Paul and...

Duration:01:38:10

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

11/1/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a truly bizarre week of games in the NFL (2:03) before they Guess the Lines for Week 9 (39:16). They wrap up with a Halloween rendition of Parent Corner (1:03:21) and a spoiler-y conversation about the latest episode of 'Succession' (1:09:59). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Sal Iacono Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:22:18

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

10/29/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss some early NBA observations and overreactions including "the Cavaliers are for real," rookie Jalen Suggs's struggles, LaMelo Ball's recklessness, the depth of the NBA talent pool, and more (1:55). Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about MVP odds and why they are eyeing Tom Brady and Derrick Henry, and then they make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 8 (51:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and J. Kyle...

Duration:01:50:30

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

10/27/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bob Ryan to discuss the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. They discuss their differing opinions in who was snubbed and the cutoff for eligibility of young players, and then get into some obligatory Boston sports talk (2:15). Then Bill talks with Justin Termine of 'NBA Today' on SiriusXM about the surprisingly exciting Cavaliers, competitive Warriors, Ja Morant's third-year leap, concerns around Zion Williamson, the Thunder's ongoing rebuild, and more (58:20)...

Duration:01:45:37

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

10/25/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a day full of lopsided victories, including the Chiefs’ blowout loss to the Titans, the Bengals’ impressive win over the Ravens, Patriots-Jets, Buccaneers-Bears, the Colts’ rainy win over the 49ers, another Dolphins loss, and more (1:50). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 8 (47:30) before briefly discussing Season 3 Episode 2 of HBO’s ‘Succession’ [SPOILERS] (1:19:00), followed by Parent Corner (1:23:45). Host: Bill Simmons...

Duration:01:33:09