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The Bill Simmons Podcast

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.

The Clippers Are Dumb, Plus the NFL Trade Deadline, Sleeper Teams, and 'The Godfather' With Michael Lombardi

The Bill Simmons Podcast

  • 340 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:37:50

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the 76ers trading James Harden to the Clippers (1:55) before he is joined by Michael Lombardi to discuss the NFL trade deadline, cross-off teams, and risers and fallers (24:09). Then, they talk 'The Godfather Part III,' mob TV shows, and more (1:13:46). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Michael Lombardi 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

RIP Matthew Perry, Plus the Return of Cincy, a Bad Week 8 QB Draft, Wemby Live, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

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  • 300 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:39:30

The Ringer's Bill Simmons remembers Matthew Perry (1:21) before he is joined by Cousin Sal to draft the 12 worst NFL QBs after some truly poor Week 8 quarterback play (11:30), and answer some NFL burning questions like: "Do you believe in Will Levis," "Are the Bengals officially back," "Who will be the NFC 7-seed," and more (25:30). Then they guess the lines for Week 9 (57:49), and close the show with Parent Corner (1:26:19). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton 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

A 72-Hour NBA Binge With Rob Mahoney, Searching for an NFL Alpha Dog With Peter Schrager, Plus Million-Dollar Picks

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  • 290 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:53:48

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the first three days of the NBA season, including Suns-Lakers, 76ers-Bucks, and Knicks-Celtics, as well as encouraging Zion Williamson thoughts, Victor Wembanyama living up to the hype, Grizzlies concern, and more (1:11). Then, Bill is joined by Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports to try and identify which teams can actually make a postseason run, before gauging the Texans' ceiling, discussing a turbulent Browns season, learning about Tyson Bagent, and more (41:55). Finally, Bill makes his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 8 (1:39:57). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out 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

Joker and Booker Dominate Opening Night, Plus Doc Rivers Breaks Down the NBA Season

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  • 300 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:31:12

The Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to the Lakers' loss to the Nuggets, and the Suns' narrow victory over the Warriors on the NBA's opening night (2:48). Bill then talks with Doc Rivers about his first offseason away from an NBA team in decades, the Celtics' busy offseason, first-year coach Adrian Griffin in Milwaukee, the Nuggets' trying to be repeat champions, what makes the Heat special, LeBron James's 21st NBA season, the James Harden saga, the young and hungry Thunder, Victor Wembanyama, and more (19:59). 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

The Philly Decade, Lamar On Fire, the Best Game Curse, NBA Awards, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

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  • 290 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:36:44

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles' win over the Dolphins, Rams-Steelers, the Ravens trouncing the Lions, Colts-Browns, the Patriots' shocking upset win over the Bills, Chiefs-Chargers, Raiders-Bears, and more (2:08), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 8 (51:29), and closing the show with Parent Corner (1:23:09). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kye 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

The Ja and Harden Situations, UFC 294, WWE vs. AEW, Guilty Pleasure TV Shows, and Million-Dollar Picks With Howard Beck, Ariel Helwani, and Amanda Dobbins

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  • 290 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 02:26:41

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Howard Beck to discuss some NBA news stories, including the ESPN article about Ja Morant and James Harden's campaign to leave the 76ers (3:27), before talking about some stealth NBA story lines—like the sense of urgency creeping up on the Cavaliers, Ben Simmons in Brooklyn, and more (33:00). Then Bill runs through his stay-aways and gives out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 7 (50:00). Next Bill is joined by Ariel Helwani to do a quick check-in on the Bills and Knicks, and discuss Misfits Boxing, the future of the sport of boxing, UFC 294, AEW, and more (1:04:04). Finally Bill and Amanda Dobbins discuss the show they love to hate: 'The Morning Show' on Apple TV+ (1:55:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Howard Beck, Ariel Helwani, and Amanda Dobbins 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

NBA Over/Unders, Part 3: The Atlantic and Southeast Divisions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | Starring Tatum, Harden, Butler, and Trae

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  • 270 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:22:27

In Part 3 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to run through NBA win totals for the Atlantic and Southeast divisions. (00:53) Celtics (10:03) 76ers (22:31) Knicks (29:19) Nets (34:58) Raptors (41:00) Heat (48:03) Hawks (55:33) Hornets (1:00:21) Magic (1:08:00) Wizards Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and 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

NBA Over/Unders, Part 2: The Pacific and Central Divisions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | Starring Booker, Curry, LeBron, and Giannis

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  • 260 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:10:28

In Part 2 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to run through NBA win totals for the Pacific and Central divisions. (00:42) Suns (13:24) Lakers (22:20) Warriors (30:38) Kings (36:23) Clippers (41:54) Bucks (50:08) Cavaliers (56:21) Bulls (59:30) Pacers (1:03:08) Pistons Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and 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

NBA Over/Unders, Part 1: The Midwest and Southwest Divisions With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | Starring Jokic, Ja, SGA, and Luka

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  • 290 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:19:11

In Part 1 of a three-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to run through NBA win totals for the Midwest and Southwest divisions. (01:02) Nuggets (10:24) Timberwolves (19:31) Thunder (28:32) Jazz (34:31) Trail Blazers (38:47) Grizzlies (51:40) Mavericks (59:50) Pelicans (1:06:29) Rockets (1:12:52) Spurs Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and 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

NFC Upset Day, Awful QBs, the Sleeper Lions, Guess the Lines, and NBA Award Stuff With Cousin Sal and Joe House

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  • 260 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:29:52

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss some weird NFL outcomes, including the 49ers falling to the Browns, and the Jets beating the Eagles (1:18), before talking Bills-Giants, Saints-Texans, Patriots-Raiders, Falcons-Commanders, Seahawks-Bengals, and more (20:52). Next, Joe House joins as they guess the lines for NFL Week 7 (40:28), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:07:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and 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

Money Grabs, Eli Manning 2.0, NBA Rookie Watch, NFL Nerding, and an MCU Deep Dive With Craig Horlbeck, Danny Heifetz, Austin Gayle, J. Kyle Mann, and Joanna Robinson

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  • 280 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 02:11:47

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some thoughts on the MLB playoffs and gives his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 6 (1:49) before he is joined by Craig Horlbeck and Danny Heifetz of ‘The Ringer Fantasy Football Show’ to propose some exciting tweaks to the NFL season and make some current NFL player comps (17:52). Then, Bill talks with Austin Gayle about seven nerdy stats from the 2023-24 NFL season (53:24). Next, Bill is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the stacked NBA rookie class (1:12:04). Finally, Bill and Joanna Robinson discuss her new book, ‘MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios,’ and the top five actors whose careers have benefited from the Marvel films (1:49:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Craig Horlbeck, Danny Heifetz, Austin Gayle, J. Kyle Mann, and Joanna Robinson 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

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

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  • 1.1K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:53:20

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, and more non-sports-related stuff (1:37:00).

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

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  • 950 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:10:17

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.

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

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  • 1.1K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 36:34

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!

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

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  • 860 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 02:00:29

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; his time as a Reddit board member; the evolving internet; sports trading cards; his wife, Serena Williams; financial literacy; and more (58:30).

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

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  • 850 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:44:32

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’ 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.

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

The Bill Simmons Podcast

  • 880 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:44:32

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.

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

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  • 900 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:51:12

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' franchise; Rachel's podcast with Van Lathan, 'Higher Learning'; and more (57:00).

All-Star Reactions, Brooklyn Blake and Trade Deadline Predictions With Ryen Russillo 

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  • 820 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:50:01

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss a condensed NBA All-Star Weekend; They talk about the All-Star Game, the 3-point contest, slam dunk contest, along with some All-Star storylines (3:15). Then they discuss Blake Griffin signing with the Nets (46:15), NBA trade deadline predictions (1:04:00), and more.

Embiid for MVP, Tiger’s Future, Taylor Swift, and ‘Boogie’ With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Eddie Huang

The Bill Simmons Podcast

  • 840 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:43:15

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to revisit the NBA MVP discussion and Joel Embiid. They talk MVP odds and some predictions for after the All-Star break (3:00). Then Bill and House are joined by Nathan Hubbard to discuss Tiger Woods's serious car accident and his future in golf as well as the PGA Tour (40:00). Then Bill and Nathan discuss the new Ringer podcast 'Every Single Album: Taylor Swift' with Nathan and Nora Princiotti, as well as Jay-Z selling Tidal to Square (50:00). Finally Bill talks with writer-director and renowned chef Eddie Huang about his new film 'Boogie,' Eddie's inspiration for the film, sports movie structure, and working with Pop Smoke (1:07:30). They also discuss the state of restaurants a year into the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the New York Knicks making fans proud again (1:29:30).