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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.
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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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@BillSimmons

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English


Episodes

Draymond vs. KD, Embiid for MVP and the Rise of Podcasts With Malcolm Gladwell and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 442)

11/13/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to talk about the Kevin Durant-Draymond Green argument, the rise of the Clippers, and Jimmy Butler's new team (2:50) before sitting down with Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his "grand unified theory of ethnic basketball," NBA thoughts, Gladwell's new music podcast with Rick Rubin called 'Broken Record,' and more (31:45).

Duration:02:09:18

The Butler Trade, Dallas Survives, Trubisky Groupies, and Week 11 Lines with Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 441)

11/12/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal after watching a long day of football together, to discuss the Minnesota Timberwolves trading Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Cowboys squeaking past the Eagles, the Titans beat-down on the Patriots, and the Steelers' hot-streak before guessing the NFL lines for week 11.

Duration:01:29:39

Reviving the Clippers, Saving the Knicks, and Riding the Chiefs With Howard Beck and Robert Mays | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 440)

11/9/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bleacher Report's Howard Beck to discuss the Clippers' renaissance, the Knicks' turmoil, the Warriors' dynasty, and the evolution of sports media (3:10). Then Robert Mays joins to talk about Super Bowl contenders and placing NFL wagers for Week 10 (1:03:00).

Duration:01:40:26

'Basketball: A Love Story,' Election Day, JackO Fixes the Yankees, and Greg Kinnear | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 439)

11/6/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with director and producer Dan Klores about his new, 20-hour ESPN documentary, 'Basketball: A Love Story' (3:40), before calling up his buddy JackO to talk about Election Day and fixing the Yankees, and to rub in the Red Sox's title one more time (52:25). Finally, Bill sits down with actor Greg Kinnear to discuss his pre-acting career and some of his films, including 'Stuck on You,' 'Little Miss Sunshine,' 'Sabrina,' and 'As Good As It Gets' (1:25:05).

Duration:02:12:39

Streaking Saints, Weekend at Bowlesies, LeBron on Auto-Pilot, and Week 10 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 438)

11/5/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up Cousin Sal to discuss the Saints defeating the Rams, the Patriots taking care of the Packers, and coaches who may be on their way out, before guessing the NFL lines for Week 10.

Duration:01:37:05

Anthony Davis's Future With Justin Verrier and the Atlanta Super Bowl With Rembert Browne | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 437)

11/1/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Verrier to discuss the bright future of Anthony Davis and Western Conference playoff teams (3:10) before Bill sits down with Rembert Browne to discuss what Super Bowl LIII could mean to the city of Atlanta, how to salvage the halftime show, and Rembert's favorite TV shows (42:00). Finally, Bill makes some NFL picks, and gets fired up for the Bucks-Celtics matchup (1:12:20).

Duration:01:33:01

Rick Pitino's Comeback, the Kardashians and Hip-Hop Culture's Takeover With Charlamagne tha God, Mark Titus, and Tate Frazier | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 436)

10/30/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by 'One Shining Podcast''s Mark Titus and Tate Frazier to discuss Rick Pitino and his quest for an NBA coaching job (2:23) before Bill sits down with Charlamagne tha God to discuss his new book, 'Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me,' classic movies, NBA all-time greats, Kardashian influence, hip-hop culture takeover, and more (30:25)

Duration:01:44:54

Boston Beats L.A., Dodger Stadium Tales, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 435)

10/29/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up Cousin Sal to discuss the Boston Red Sox winning another World Series, World Series MVP candidates, and tales from Dodger Stadium, before guessing the NFL lines for week 9.

Duration:01:32:44

NBA Panic Teams, Mega-Trades, and Next Summer Rumors With Brian Windhorst | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 434)

10/26/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss NBA teams hitting the panic button, L.A. as the new NBA hub, next year's free agents, Trade Machine fantasies, and more.

Duration:01:29:36

World Series Thoughts Plus Hasan Minhaj | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 433)

10/24/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his World Series thoughts after watching Game 1 in Fenway Park (2:00), then Bill sits down with comedian Hasan Minhaj to talk comedy, the NBA, and his new weekly Netflix series 'Patriot Act,' premiering October 28 (20:10).

Duration:01:14:35

NBA Fights, Migos, Atlanta Hip-Hop, and Michael Myers vs. Kawhi With Quavo and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 432)

10/23/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons connects with Shea Serrano to discuss 2018's biggest slasher film, 'Halloween,' check in after the first week of NBA basketball, and examine the Rockets-Lakers fight (5:20). Then Bill sits down with hip-hop superstar Quavo to talk about the Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour, Atlanta's hip-hop identity, the ideal Super Bowl LIII halftime show, the NBA, and more (56:50).

Duration:01:50:10

The Feel-Good Underdog Patriots (???), a Rams Bonanza, and Week 8 Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 431)

10/22/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the moneyline murder that was the Chiefs-Bengals showdown, Cowboys heartbreak, and Patriots-Bears before guessing the NFL lines for Week 8. They finish up with some World Series talk and Parent Corner.

Duration:01:32:57

Jonah Hill, Red Sox Magic, and 'A Star Is Born' on For Realsies | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 430)

10/19/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to the Red Sox advancing to the 2018 World Series (5:27) before sitting down with actor and director Jonah Hill to discuss his directorial debut film 'Mid90s', working in the Apatow circle, the confusing realm of comedy, and more (23:42). Then Bill talks with his daughter, Zoe Simmons, in the latest edition of For Realsies about 'A Star Is Born' and other teen pop culture happenings (1:35:05).

Duration:01:51:16

Celts-76ers, Kanye's Fall, 'First Man,' and the 2017 Oscars Fiasco With Van Lathan, Damien Chazelle, Joe House, and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 429)

10/17/2018
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Immediately after watching the Celtics-76ers season opener, HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and TMZ's Van Lathan to talk 2018 NBA speculations, the NBA's generational progression, nightclubs, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, and more (2:38). Then Bill sits down with Sean Fennessey and Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle to talk about his new film, 'First Man', the actual moon landing, 'La La Land,' 'Whiplash,' taking creative risks, and more (1:01:50).

Duration:02:13:13

Boston's Big Night and Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 428)

10/15/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots-Chiefs shootout, the Steelers' impressive comeback against the Bengals, and the Dolphins and Bears' nail-biter finish (03:15), before they guess the NFL lines for Week 7 (39:30).

Duration:01:30:18

Guessing 2018-19 NBA Over/Unders With Joe House: The Ninth Annual Edition | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 427)

10/11/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House for a preseason tradition, the ninth annual guessing of the NBA over/unders. They hit all 30 teams in one podcast, so buckle up.

Duration:02:11:54

The Next NBA MVP With Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor, Plus John C. Reilly | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 426)

10/10/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Ryen Russillo and Kevin O'Connor about who will be the Most Valuable Player in the NBA in 2019 (2:40) before Bill sits down with actor John C. Reilly to discuss his journey from the South Side of Chicago to the silver screen. Then they talk about working with the great Paul Thomas Anderson, 'Step Brothers,' 'Boogie Nights,' Reilly's new film 'The Sisters Brothers,' and more (32:30).

Duration:01:36:42

The First-Coach-Fired Bowl and Guess The Lines With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 425)

10/8/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the dismal coaching matchup between the Cowboys and the Texans, a top 18 NFL power ranking, and playoff implications (3:00), before they guess the NFL Lines for week 6 (38:55).

Duration:01:44:19

A Boston–New York Baseball Holy War With the Kid Mero, JackO, and Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 424)

10/5/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his pal JackO to talk about the upcoming ALDS between the Red Sox and the Yankees (6:35). Then Bill calls up the Kid Mero of the Bodega Boys for more Sox-Yankees trash talk, and some NBA preview insight (32:25). Bill also gives some NFL picks (1:05:13) before calling his dad to talk about Josh Gordon and the New England Patriots, Kyrie Irving and the Celtics, and, of course, more Red Sox–Yankees (1:13:00).

Duration:01:37:28

Matt Damon on 'Good Will Hunting,' 'Rounders' and Breaking Into '90s Hollywood | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 423)

10/3/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Matt Damon to discuss his journey through Hollywood with Ben Affleck, 'Rounders,' 'Goodwill Hunting,' the 1990s class of actors, baseball, and more.

Duration:01:48:15