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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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United States

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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
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The Celtics Steal Game 1 With Kevin O’Connor, plus Wesley Morris on NYC’s NBA Revival, ‘Challengers’ Nit-Picks, and Worst Sports Movie Endings

5/22/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Celtics' overtime win vs. the Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Mavericks-Timberwolves predictions, the Lakers' coaching search, and more (1:40). Then, Bill talks to the New York Times' Wesley Morris about NY sports, before discussing the new Zendaya film, 'Challengers', the worst sports movie endings of all time, and summer 2024 films (1:01:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor and Wesley Morris Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:18:43

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Part 2: Minnesota Knocks Out Denver (Good God!!!) With Ryen Russillo

5/20/2024
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, the Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Timberwolves executing the largest Game 7 comeback win in NBA history vs. the Nuggets, winners and losers from this series, a Timberwolves-Mavericks preview, Usyk-Fury, NBA draft talk, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:04:05

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Part 1: Indy Crushes at MSG, Knicks Summer Targets, Dallas Delivers, and OKC’s Fatal Flaw With Ryen Russillo

5/19/2024
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Pacers' Game 7 win over the Knicks to reach the Eastern Conference finals, a Pacers-Celtics preview, the Mavericks sending the Thunder home in a nail-biter Game 6, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:20:42

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Nuggets-Wolves Game 7 Legacy Check, OKC’s Big Issue, an NFL Complaint, and Boston’s Eight-Year Run With Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan

5/17/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney to discuss how the Timberwolves blew out the Nuggets in Game 6, who has the biggest legacy implications for Game 7, Nikola Jokic's historic career playoff stats, Thunder-Mavericks, Knicks-Pacers, and more (1:05). Finally, Bill opens a Michelob Ultra six-pack and runs through six topics, including NFL scheduling, the death of a sports dynasty, 'Inside the NBA,' playoff hockey, the PGA tournament, and the Celtics' "historic-adjacent" run (1:14:26). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:40:40

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The Joker’s Revenge, Brunson Runs Amok and an NFL Over/Under Check-In With Justin Termine and Michael Lombardi

5/15/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Termine to discuss Nikola Jokic's Game 5 masterpiece performance vs. the Timberwolves (2:52), the Knicks trouncing the Pacers (30:08), and Mavericks-Thunder (43:34), before talking with Michael Lombardi about the NFL schedule release, favorite win totals bets, which teams are shaping up to have a down season, and more (1:00:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Justin Termine and Michael Lombardi Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:10:49

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The Undertaker Nuggets, the Knicks on Fumes, OKC’s Playoff Education and an NBA Lottery Snoozer With Ryen Russillo

5/13/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Nuggets evening up their series with the Timberwolves (1:47), the Pacers' Game 4 win over the Knicks bringing the series to 2-2 (35:14), Mavericks-Thunder (51:54), and Celtics-Cavaliers (1:06:00). Then they discuss the shocking outcome of the NBA Draft Lottery, fake trades, and more (1:19:49). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:02:52

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The Frustrating Celtics, One-Leg Luka, the Depleted Knicks, and Scapegoat Vogel With Joe House and Big Wos

5/10/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Wosny Lambre to discuss the Mavericks' Game 2 win over the Thunder (2:09), the Celtics' discouraging loss to the Cavaliers (27:34), the firing of Frank Vogel (51:38), and more, before Bill introduces a new segment called "I Hate to Tell Ya..." (1:04:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:34:46

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What If the T-Wolves Sweep Denver? Plus, the NBA’s Media Deal and Freshman-Year College Lessons With Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Zoe Simmons.

5/8/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons wonders out loud about a number of scenarios that could happen if the Timberwolves sweep the Nuggets in Round 2 (3:31). Then, Bill is joined by Ethan Sherwood Strauss to discuss the new NBA media deal and post–All-Star break NBA officiating (31:05). Finally, Bill talks with his daughter, Zoe Simmons, who just finished her freshman year of college, about some of the things she's learned about life in the past nine months (1:21:06). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:54:02

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Part 2: The Incredible Brady Roast, plus Round 2 Picks, and the Murky Deion/Heat/Lakers Futures With Ryen Russillo and Van Lathan

5/6/2024
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Netflix's live roast of Tom Brady (1:29), before he is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about their expectations for Thunder-Mavs and Knicks-Pacers (17:02). Then, Van Lathan joins to discuss what the Heat should do with Jimmy Butler, whether the Suns should trade a big piece, the problems with Deion Sanders and Colorado, and a big Lakers deep dive, including LeBron’s future, the next coach, and the shadow of Kobe’s legacy (46:08). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:04:00

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Part 1: Mitchell’s Magic Trick, Ant Keeps Climbing, and Minnesota Might Have THE LOOK With Ryen Russillo

5/5/2024
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Donovan Mitchell and the Cavaliers eliminating the Magic in Game 7 (1:30), big-picture takeaways for Orlando and Cleveland, a Round 2 Celtics-Cavaliers preview (16:41), Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves stealing Game 1 vs. the Nuggets in Denver (36:02), and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:20:31

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The Knicks Survive, and Ant vs. Jokic With Rob Mahoney. Plus, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament on 34 Years of Pearl Jam.

5/3/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the Knicks beating the 76ers and advancing to the second round (2:12), the Pacers moving past the Bucks (27:40), Clippers-Mavericks, the upcoming Game 6 between the Magic and Cavaliers, the Nuggets-Timberwolves series, and more (38:11). Then, Bill sits down with Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam at their HQ in Seattle to discuss everything from the inception of the band to their newest album, 'Dark Matter' (1:01:55). You can listen to Dark Matter on Spotify or where you listen to music. https://open.spotify.com/album/7MNrrItJpom6uMJWdT0XD8?si=kPJ6PJG1RQKFyP2_u0ck-Q&amp%3Bnd=1&amp%3Bdlsi=4bcdac3e11eb45a7&nd=1&dlsi=36df164b60fb4348 Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:39:36

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The Maxey Game, T-Wolves Fans, Underrated NFL Teams, and a Boston Sports Check-In With Sean Fennessey, Nate Tice, and Bill's Dad

5/1/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey to discuss the way Tyrese Maxey and the 76ers pulled out an incredible Game 5 win over the Knicks and where that game ranks among the most improbable playoff losses in NBA history (2:36). Then Bill is joined by Nate Tice of The Athletic and Yahoo Sports to discuss Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves (27:41), why he was so high on Drake Maye, and post-draft underrated NFL teams (42:00). Finally, Bill is joined by his dad for a Boston sports check-in, mostly focused on the Celtics and the Patriots (1:18:16). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Sean Fennessey, Nate Tice, and Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:03:06

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Part 2: Ant’s Big Leap, Phoenix in Shambles, and Summer Panic Teams With Ryen Russillo

4/29/2024
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves sweeping the Suns (1:06), Round 2 speculation for Timberwolves-Nuggets, and the Bucks-Pacers series (19:37), before participating in the Panic Playoff Draft (38:53). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:12:24

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Part 1: The Brunson Game, a Kyrie-Harden Slugfest, and OKC’s Ceiling With Ryen Russillo

4/28/2024
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers surviving the Mavericks to even up the series at 2-2 (1:45), Jalen Brunson's 47-point performance in the Knicks' win over the 76ers and where Brunson ranks among the best free agent signings of the 21st century (26:57), the Lakers avoiding a sweep by winning Game 4 against the Nuggets (56:52), Cavaliers-Magic, Celtics-Heat, Thunder-Pelicans, and more (1:01:48) Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:23:09

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Denver Ends the Lakers, Chet Vs. Paolo, Atlanta’s Penix Envy, and NFL Draft Family Etiquette With J. Kyle Mann and Van Lathan

4/26/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Lakers' drop to 0-3 against the Nuggets before checking in on every NBA playoff series (1:50). Then Bill and Van Lathan talk about Round 1 of the 2024 NFL draft, including the six first-round QBs, the Falcons shocking the world and Kirk Cousins by drafting Michael Penix Jr. eighth, Round 1 WRs, TE Brock Bowers to the Raiders, the importance of first-round offensive linemen, and more (59:19). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Van Lathan and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:49:00

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Part 2: Phoenix in Trouble, Dallas Fights Back, a Magical Knicks Moment, and Denver’s Superpower With Kevin O’Connor

4/24/2024
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to run through Game 2 of Mavericks-Clippers and Bucks-Pacers (1:25), Suns-Timberwolves (22:02), Knicks-76ers, and Lakers-Nuggets (39:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin O'Connor Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:09:53

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Part 1: NFL Draft Trade Predictions, QB Bust Tendencies, and New England’s Big Moment With Benjamin Solak

4/24/2024
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Benjamin Solak to discuss possible NFL draft trade candidates, including the Patriots, Cardinals, Chargers, Broncos, Titans, and more. They also get into reasons why QBs fail, draft pick speculation, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:14:50

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NBA Weekend Surprises, Embiid/Kawhi Murkiness, Jokic vs. the All-Timers, and the Presti Letter With Ryen Russillo

4/22/2024
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Thunder surviving the Pelicans in Game 1, their favorite and least favorite Round 1 series so far (1:43), before running through all the weekend's games (20:39). Next, they examine Joel Embiid and Kawhi Leonard's playoff performances and injury history, Nikola Jokic’s legacy potential, and much more (1:14:04). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:00:33

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Part 2: Sixers-Knicks, Leo-Sinatra, LeBron-Jokic, Kraft-Belichick and Half-Baked Ideas With Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Kevin Wildes

4/19/2024
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey to discuss the highly anticipated 76ers-Knicks playoff series (1:34). Then, Bill talks with Kevin Wildes of FS1 to discuss the Lakers-Nuggets Round 1 playoff series (34:39), ESPN's Bill Belichick story (53:44), and some Half-Baked Ideas (1:17:44). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Kevin Wildes Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:42:30

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Part 1: Favorite First-Round NBA Storylines With Rob Mahoney, Plus the Fall of the Warriors With Logan Murdock

4/18/2024
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss first-round NBA playoff matchups (1:25), before playing a game of "What-If" for the playoffs (24:22). Next, Bill talks with Logan Murdock about the Warriors' elimination from the postseason, offseason speculation, and more (49:21). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Logan Murdock Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:26:27