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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

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

4/21/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Logan Murdock and The Athletic's Marcus Thompson to discuss Steph Curry's incredible stretch of basketball, the parallels between Steph's current season and Kobe Bryant's 2006 season, sports dynasties, NBA playoffs sleeper teams, the postseason play-in games, Draymond Green stories, and more (2:30). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Chris Ryan about the potential European "Super League," including who proposed it, why certain teams are involved, the...

Duration:01:45:44

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

4/19/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss this recent stretch of NBA games without superstars like Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Jimmy Butler. They also talk about updated MVP rankings, best subplots for the play-in games, the most fun NBA playoff matchups, Stephen Curry’s incredible season, 2021 NFL draft quarterbacks, and more!

Duration:02:01:38

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

4/15/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Warren Sharp to discuss quarterback Justin Fields's draft stock seemingly dropping, what the 49ers will do with the third pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the Dolphins' win-win situation with the sixth pick, NFL draft prop bets, future bets, the NFL Hall of Fame, and more!

Duration:01:11:36

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

4/14/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the "grind" of being three-quarters through the NBA season, Jamal Murray's injury, the Phoenix Suns, Rajon Rondo's impact on the Clippers, updated MVP candidates, the 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets, and more!

Duration:01:07:57

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

4/12/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the 2021 Masters Tournament (7:45) and the upcoming NFL draft (39:15). Then Bill talks with David Shoemaker immediately after the conclusion of 'WrestleMania 37'; they discuss the decision to split the event into two days, Bad Bunny’s excellent performance, a riveting match between Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair, Roman Reigns retaining his belt, and more (58:30).

Duration:01:39:33

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

4/9/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the title-contending Phoenix Suns (3:00) before talking with WWE's chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon about the importance of the first 'WrestleMania,' the star power of the WWE Women’s Division, Andre the Giant stories, the upcoming 'WrestleMania 37,' what it’s like working for Vince McMahon, the future of WWE, and much more (27:30).

Duration:01:35:43

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

4/7/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Danny Kelly to discuss the Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Panthers, as well as who wants to trade for the Dolphins’ sixth overall pick, who’s at the top of Danny’s mock draft board, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Joe House about his favorite bets for the upcoming Masters Tournament (40:15). Finally Bill is joined by actor and comedian David Alan Grier to discuss working with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence on the film ‘Boomerang’; some...

Duration:02:09:33

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

4/5/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Stanford beating Arizona in the women’s NCAA championship, Jalen Suggs’s dagger 3-point shot to defeat UCLA in the men's Final Four, a great year for college basketball, NCAA changing transfer rules, Gonzaga vs. Baylor, and more (2:50). They also take a hard look at Rookie of the Year candidates, potential playoff seeding for the Lakers, Eastern Conference sleepers, and more (38:10). Finally they discuss Ryen’s trip to Mexico,...

Duration:01:58:49

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

4/1/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with new Ringer addition John Jastremski about New York sports including the start of (a full-length) baseball season, the competent New York Knicks, the juggernaut Brooklyn Nets, the upcoming NFL draft, the Jets and Sam Darnold, and Giants fans' hopes with Saquon Barkley's return. They also discuss the NCAA tournament heading into the Final Four and more (9:30). Then Bill is joined by actor and comedian Kenan Thompson to discuss his new NBC sitcom, 'Kenan';...

Duration:02:00:09

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

3/29/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss how they feel about trade deadline deals after the weekend, the bizarre NBA buyout rules, Andre Drummond’s fit on the Lakers, James Harden’s MVP run, Blake Griffin’s potential resurgence on the Nets, Aaron Gordon on the Nuggets, and their picks to make the NBA Finals (2:45). Then, Bill’s friend and die-hard Boston sports fan Kevin Hench joins the show to discuss the state of Boston sports (79:30).

Duration:01:58:15

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

3/25/2021
In Part 4 of NBA trade deadline coverage on 'The BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Jackie MacMullan to discuss why the Raptors did not trade Kyle Lowry after all the trade buzz leading up to the deadline. They also revisit the Celtics' additions, the Heat's great day (adding Victor Oladipo and LaMarcus Aldridge), the Clippers trading for Rajon Rondo, Andre Drummond speculation, and more.

Duration:01:11:16

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

3/25/2021
In Part 3 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the 'BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor to discuss the final minutes leading up to deadline, including JJ Redick heading to the Mavericks, Victor Oladipo to the Heat, the Celtics trading Daniel Theis to the Bulls for Mo Wagner, buyout candidates, and more!

Duration:00:42:03

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

3/25/2021
In Part 2 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the 'BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Raptors trading Norman Powell to the Trail Blazers for Gary Trent and Rodney Hood. Then Kevin O'Connor joins to discuss the Lakers being surprisingly active, George Hill to the 76ers, Terrance Ferguson to the Knicks, Austin Rivers to the Thunder, no trade for Kyle Lowry, and more!

Duration:00:37:33

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

3/25/2021
In Part 1 of the NBA trade deadline coverage on the 'BS Pod,' The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Orlando Magic fan Kevin Clark to discuss Orlando's rebuild; the team trading Aaron Gordon to the Nuggets, Nikola Vucevic to the Bulls, and Evan Fournier to the Celtics; how Wendell Carter Jr. will fit in with the Magic; and more!

Duration:00:39:02

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

3/24/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons remembers the late Elgin Baylor (2:50) before talking with The Ringer’s Mirin Fader about her upcoming book ‘Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP’ (19:30). Finally Bill talks with Seven Seven Six founder and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian to discuss the golden age of pro boxing; technology and sports; the evolving internet; sports trading cards; his wife, Serena Williams; financial literacy; and more (58:30).

Duration:02:05:49

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

3/22/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss top NBA draft prospect Cade Cunningham after Oklahoma State's loss to Oregon State in the NCAA tournament (2:30), LeBron James's ankle sprain and his unprecedented durability over the years (26:00), updated NBA MVP odds (47:45), the upcoming NBA trade deadline (1:19:00), and more.

Duration:01:51:20

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

3/19/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Matt James of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise to discuss his season, expectations vs. reality, dealing with real feelings during a public controversy, being "unplugged" from media and sports while filming, getting back to life after ‘The Bachelor’ and more (2:30). Then Bill talks with Joe House about teams that may be desperate for a trade with the NBA trade deadline approaching, House’s revised NBA MVP bets, the NCAA tournament, Ryan Fitzpatrick to the...

Duration:01:44:52

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

3/16/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Mina Kimes to discuss the Patriots’ massive free-agency spending, contracts with “voidable years,” the Bears signing QB Andy Dalton, questions surrounding Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson, and more (4:00). Then Bill talks with Chris Ryan about Joel Embiid’s injury, NBA MVP contenders (1:05:30), and the HBO Max show ‘Beartown’ [SPOILERS] (1:18:45).

Duration:01:38:24

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

3/12/2021
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the NBA one year removed from the "Rudy Gobert Game" that paused the NBA season, the stress and fatigue from moving up the start date of the 2020-21 season, All-Star Weekend, NBA trade buzz, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with Wesley Morris of the New York Times about upcoming Oscar nominations, figuring out what constitutes an "Oscar movie," the disruption of streamers, and more (55:00).

Duration:02:13:01

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

3/10/2021
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss the media coverage of Dak Prescott and the Cowboys in the past couple years, the upcoming massive NFL television rights deal, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey, reexamining sports studio shows after the pandemic, gambling's relationship with sports media, and more (2:40). Then Bill talks with Rachel Lindsay about Season 25 of 'The Bachelor'; reality TV editing; recent missteps from 'The Bachelor'...

Duration:01:57:13