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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

The Future of Everything With Derek Thompson, Plus UFC 300’s Missing Main Event and the Rock’s Turn With Ariel Helwani

2/16/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Derek Thompson to discuss the "future of everything," including health, culture, tech, and sports (3:15). Then Bill talks with Ariel Helwani about the buzz for the upcoming UFC 300 vs. the reality that it might not even be the best card so far this year, UFC 298 and 299 story lines, WrestleMania 40, upcoming WWE TV rights deals, and more (1:07:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Derek Thompson and Ariel Helwani Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:55:06

The Warriors Come Alive, Wemby, Mahomes, the Bucks, and the Uncertain 2024 Election With Logan Murdock and Tara Palmeri

2/13/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Logan Murdock to discuss his article "The Golden State Warriors Don’t Think This Is the End," Jonathan Kuminga's development, Klay Thompson's new outlook, Draymond Green's return, this season's playoff hopes, and more (2:00). Then Bill hits a couple sports topics, including Kristaps Porzingis, the Milwaukee Bucks, sports ratings, Super Bowl LVIII, Patrick Mahomes comps, and Victor Wembanyama (51:00). Finally Bill is joined by Tara Palmeri to discuss a messy start to the 2024 election cycle (1:10:53). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Logan Murdock and Tara Palmeri Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:50:38

Three for KC, MVP Mahomes, Shanahan’s Error, Craziest Bets, and More Super Bowl Reactions With Cousin Sal

2/12/2024
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap Super Bowl LVIII, talk winners and losers, highlight the biggest moments, update legacies, review their gambling ledgers, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:19:09

Part 2: The NBA Trade Deadline Was a Dud With Ryen Russillo

2/8/2024
In Part 2 of our NBA trade deadline special, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo as the deadline closed to discuss some of the other small moves that went down, like P.J. Washington to the Mavs and Jaden Springer to the Celtics (1:09). There's also talk of some of the teams that did nothing, like the Warriors (20:40), Lakers (26:54), and Magic (42:02). Plus, they address this deadline being a dud and how to fix it (56:10). Finally, he closes it out with Million-Dollar Picks for the Super Bowl (1:09:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:20:44

Part 1: NBA Trade Deadline Reactions With Ryen Russillo

2/8/2024
In Part 1 of our NBA trade deadline special, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to break down the early trades of the day, including the Knicks’ added shooting making them a scarier team in the East (1:54), Gordon Hayward to OKC (22:18), Buddy Hield to the Sixers (29:35) and why the Raptors are trading like it’s a fantasy football league (44:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:00:23

The 2024 NBA Trade Value Rankings

2/7/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is prepping for the NBA trade deadline by naming his 25 honorable mentions (2:14), followed by the top 75 NBA trade-value players (11:45)! Host: Bill Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:16:41

The Super Bowl LVIII Props Mega-Special With Cousin Sal

2/5/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss their Super Bowl bet win-loss record for the 21st century (2:53) before running through their favorite prop bets for Super Bowl LVIII (19:47). Finally, they find some values in NBA awards and conference winner odds (1:04:16) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:16:47). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:34:22

Tortured Jets Fans, NFL Fixes, and Curb Your Enthusiasm’s 25-Year Run With Larry David

1/31/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Larry David to discuss sports, movies, 'Seinfeld,' 25 years of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Larry David Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:30:24

A Lion-Sized Collapse, Mahomes Rises Again, Guess the Super Bowl Line, and NBA Award Long Shots With Cousin Sal

1/29/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the 49ers coming back to beat the Lions (1:11) and the Ravens falling to the Chiefs (23:49). They then guess the line for Super Bowl LVIII (41:41), talk biggest Super Bowl story lines (49:43), discuss NBA awards odds (58:15), and more before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:06:26). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:22:33

The Badass Knicks, Purdy on Trial, Lamar vs. Mahomes and Million Dollar Picks With Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager

1/26/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss Kings-Warriors, a Golden State check-in, and NBA All-Star ballots (2:38), before discussing some positive Knicks buzz, the Eastern Conference rounding into shape, the Suns, Clippers, and more (21:53). Next, Bill talks with Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports about the NFL coaching carousel, and some serious coaches without jobs (45:10), before previewing Chiefs-Ravens (1:05:37) and Lions-49ers (1:21:31). Finally, Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for the conference championship round (1:42:08). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:56:37

Milwaukee Blows It Up, and Miami’s Big Move With Kevin O’Connor and Joe House, Plus, a Celtics/Patriots Report With Bill’s Dad

1/24/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Bucks firing coach Adrian Griffin just 43 games into his first season, and the Heat trading for Terry Rozier (5:16), before discussing possible trade deadline teams, including the 76ers, Knicks Clippers, Mavericks, Nets, Hawks, and more (25:30). Then, Bill’s Dad gives his Boston sports report on the state of the Celtics, the post-Belichick Patriots, and the cheapskate Red Sox (1 : 11:53). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Kevin O'Connor, and Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:58:28

Wide Right (Again), Alpha Mahomes, the Lucky 49ers, Playoff Diarrhea, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

1/22/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss another "holy shit" Chiefs-Bills matchup, Lions-Buccaneers, the 49ers escaping the Packers, and the Ravens' decisive win over the Texans (2:05) before they guess the lines for the conference championship games (1:00:30). They then close the show with Parent Corner (1:06:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:26:02

An NBA Midseason Power Poll, Allen Vs. Mahomes, and Divisional-Round Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

1/18/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his midseason NBA Power Poll, in which he ranks all 30 NBA teams (1:48). He is then joined by Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network to discuss all four NFL divisional-round games (45:53) before making the Million-Dollar Picks for the divisional round (1:38:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:48:57

The Philly Not-Special, Baker’s Redemption, Bills-Chiefs, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

1/16/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers shocking the Eagles in the wild-card round, and they make coaching carousel predictions for Bill Belichick, Mike Vrabel, Jim Harbaugh, and others (1:25) before talking Steelers-Bills and the Bills-Chiefs divisional-round matchup (20:27). Then they guess the lines for the NFL divisional round (37:18) before closing the show with Parent Corner (47:27). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:41

Dallas Gets Crushed, Miami’s Tua Problem, Detroit’s Big Night, and Rookie QB Magic With Cousin Sal

1/15/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' loss to the Packers in what was likely Mike McCarthy's last game as head coach (1:18); the game of the weekend, Rams-Lions (16:14); C.J. Stroud and the Texans beating the Browns (24:27); and Dolphins-Chiefs (29:10). They then go through an abbreviated Guess the Lines, look at the possible divisional-round matchups, and share more wild-card weekend observations (37:58). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:52:37

Part 2: An NBA All-Star Snapshot, Washington’s Pain, Round 1 Picks, and a Belichick Story With Joe House

1/12/2024
In the second part of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss NBA blowouts, showcasing more exciting teams nationally, preliminary All-Star ballots, the sad Wizards, the greatest candy bars, and more (2:00). Then, Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL wild-card weekend (44:39). Finally, in honor of Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots parting ways, Bill shares some final thoughts on Belichick's career and reads an excerpt from his 2015 Grantland article after Super Bowl XLIX (49:06). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:11:32

Part 1: Belichick’s Gone, NFL Coach Roulette, and a Round One Mega-Preview With Michael Lombardi and Peter Schrager

1/11/2024
In the first part of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Michael Lombardi about Bill Belichick's 24-year tenure with the Patriots, New England's long road ahead, why people should be thinking outside the box for Belichick's next team, and more (1:59). Then Bill is joined by Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network to run through Bill's NFL Playoff Gambling Manifesto (50:38), before previewing each game for wild-card weekend (1:18:12) and discussing the upcoming NFL coaching carousel (2:00:12). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Michael Lombardi and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:20:08

The Warriors and Suns in Trouble, the L.A. Teams Going in Different Directions, and Milwaukee’s One Problem With Doc Rivers

1/9/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly reacts to Titans head coach Mike Vrabel being fired (1:19) before he is joined by Doc Rivers to discuss the floundering Warriors (4:25), why the Lakers are struggling when their stars are healthy, (29:31), the Suns missing a key piece (52:35), the encouraging Clippers (1:00:20), concern for the Bucks (1:10:58), and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Doc Rivers Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:37:59

A Week 18 Losers Draft, Belichick’s Sad Ending, First-Round Matchups/Lines, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal

1/8/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Bills securing the AFC East division with their win over the Dolphins, and reacting to the first-round slate (1:36), before running through the winners (13:48) and many losers (23:01) of NFL Week 18. Next, they guess the lines for wild-card weekend (1:02:05), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:19:05). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:41:27

A Brewing Lakers Mess, Eagles Flying Low, Belichick’s Last Game, and Million-Dollar Picks for Week 18 With Howard Beck and Sheil Kapadia

1/5/2024
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Howard Beck to discuss what is wrong with the Lakers after Shams Charania's report of internal struggles. They debate how to fix the Lakers' season (1:35) before kicking around some fake LeBron James trades (25:38). Then Bill talks with Sheil Kapadia about the uninspiring Eagles, the Chiefs' grim playoff outlook, and the sleeper Browns (51:18) before looking at their favorite games for a funky Week 18 (1:12:09). Finally Bill makes his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 18 (1:51:52). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Howard Beck and Sheil Kapadia Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:04:31