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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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United States

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The Ringer

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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

Here Come the 76ers, Plus Jerrod Carmichael | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 357)

4/25/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about some NBA story lines, including the 76ers undoubtedly being playoff-ready, the Pacers-Cavs series, and Russell Westbrook's impact on the Thunder (6:25), Then Bill is joined by comedian and television star Jerrod Carmichael to talk about about music, Twitter, making TV shows, streaming services, and more (30:00).

Duration:01:46:33

NBA Craziness Plus the Return of Desus and Mero | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 356)

4/23/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about a captivating NBA Playoffs first round (2:24) before sitting down with Viceland's Desus and Mero to discuss Yankees-Red Sox, Uber drivers, Kobe Bryant, The Knicks (of course), making TV shows, and getting to the bottom of the beef with The Breakfast Club's DJ Envy (18:50).

Duration:01:49:23

Chuck Klosterman on the Tiger Woods Book, NFL Draft QBs, and Rondo's Renaissance | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 355)

4/20/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons connects with Chuck Klosterman to discuss Tiger Woods and his legacy through the lens of Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian's recent book 'Tiger Woods' (3:05); the NBA playoffs, including Anthony Davis and all five of Rajon Rondo's levels (42:20); and a quarterback-rich NFL draft (1:08:40).

Duration:01:32:36

Brady vs. Belichick, Sad Spurs Fans, and Best New Action Movies With Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 354)

4/18/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about the bleakest Patriots outlook in recent memory in the wake of Tom Brady's hesitation to sign a new contract (4:12). Then Bill is joined by colleague and Spurs fan Shea Serrano to further discuss the Kawhi Leonard situation (16:33) before talking about the best new action movies and sequel hopefuls (45:45). Warning: There is a lot of 'John Wick: Chapter 3' talk.

Duration:01:26:30

NBA Playoff Unicorns, Decoding Kawhi, and Round 1 Overreactions With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 353)

4/17/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to talk NBA, including a breakout Giannis performance, the Knicks' hilarious coaching search, Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs, the 76ers-Heat series, and the Pacers' beatdown of the Cavs. Then they revisit the 'House of Carbs' NBA food cities pod with some feedback from the masses. You can find the official Ringer web store here: http://bit.ly/ringershop

Duration:01:23:46

2018 NBA Playoff Mega-Preview With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 352)

4/13/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the NBA playoff matchups. They talk gambling stay-aways, questionable coaching, and give their playoff predictions.

Duration:01:39:25

Mike Francesa on the Masters, the American League, and the NBA Playoffs. Plus: Figuring Out the Facebook Scandal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 351)

4/11/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's BIll Simmons is joined by Mike Francesa to talk about present and past Masters winners, the Yankees' slow start, the Red Sox's hot streak, other AL teams, NBA MVPs, the NBA playoffs, and what the first couple of picks in this year's NFL draft might look like (5:50). Then The Ringer's Alyssa Bereznak connects to talk about the Facebook scandal, Mark Zuckerberg's comments, and how to regulate the internet (1:08:20).

Duration:01:40:18

Andre the Giant, the Fab Five, the Masters, and 'WrestleMania 34' | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 350)

4/9/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to mull over the surprising success of the Philadelphia 76ers (03:30), Patrick Reed's win in Augusta (15:00), and 'WrestleMania 34' (21:00). Then, Bill and Sean Fennessey sit down with 'Andre the Giant' director Jason Hehir to discuss meeting with Vince McMahon (41:15), how important editing is to a documentary (01:07:45), Andre's sex life (01:15:00), interviewing Robin Wright (01:35:00), the use of narrators in documentaries...

Duration:01:59:49

So Long Kyrie, Hello Augusta With Joe House and Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 349)

4/5/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his dad and Joe House in Augusta, Georgia after round one of The Masters to talk about the remainder of the Celtics' season without Kyrie Irving and the Eastern Conference playoffs before getting into their third day at Augusta National Golf Club (23:00).

Duration:01:10:50

The 2018 Masters Tournament With Bill's Dad and Jeff Goldblum Reminisces on His Decades-Long Movie Career | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 348)

4/4/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with his dad live from Augusta to talk about his lifelong dream of going to the Masters (5:11) and other news from the sports world (10:30). Then, Bill sits down with the "Mayor of Hollywood," a.k.a. Jeff Goldblum, to talk Steelers vs. Patriots (37:48), to play the IMDb Game (47:01), and to compare stories from fatherhood (88:31).

Duration:01:40:39

NBA Playoff Chaos, Kawhi Drama, and UConn Goes Down (Ep. 347)

4/2/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Kevin O’Connor to discuss the upcoming NBA playoffs (2:31), conspiracies surrounding Kawhi Leonard (5:04), and Bill’s disinterest in anything the Spurs are doing (21:03). Then, JackO comes through to discuss the Yankees, Red Sox, and more in the return of the MLB season (56:59); UConn women’s basketball losing to Notre Dame (01:11:37); and their favorite memories from this year’s NCAA men’s March Madness (01:16:10). You can...

Duration:01:28:24

Kevin Durant Returns, Part Two (Ep. 346)

3/29/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Kevin Durant dive right back into the mailbag to discuss the Warriors' best game this season (5:00), Klay Thompson stories (13:00), the "take" era of sports media (28:00), Durant's three-on-three dream team (40:00), LaVar Ball (46:00), basketball bloggers (56:00), and NBA free agency this summer (1:01:00).

Duration:01:16:53

Kevin Durant Returns Part One

3/28/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by self-proclaimed "Basketball Guru" Kevin Durant to discuss the distance between players and fans (5:00), growing the game of basketball (11:00), Twitter's impact on the NBA (19:00), the desire to master basketball (25:00), the All-NBA team (30:00), the revamped NBA All-Star game (34:00), the Rookie of the Year race (41:00), the LeBron partnership (48:00), and the start to another KD mailbag (53:00).

Duration:01:13:26

Al Pacino & Barry Levinson on 'Dog Days Afternoon,' HBO's 'Paterno,' and 'The Godfather' (Ep. 344)

3/26/2018
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HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Al Pacino and Barry Levinson to discuss how the two get along so well (14:45), their new film ‘Paterno’ (19:00), and what they expect the reaction to the film will be (27:20). Then, Bill debunk’s a ‘Heat’ conspiracy theory (41:20) and Al talks about how Francis Ford Coppola saved his job (48:30), when John Cazale realized Meryl Streep was the greatest actor alive (56:00) and the impact Marlon Brando had on him (59:00).

Duration:01:09:06

'Billions,' 'Rounders,' and Andre the Giant With Brian Koppelman (Ep. 343)

3/23/2018
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HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ‘Billions’ co-creator Brian Koppelman to discuss the rewatchability of ‘Rounders’ (05:30), which ‘Billions’ character gets mentioned the most in real life (13:45), the show resonating with rappers and NBA players (1:04:00), and finding a way to make it entertaining without being campy (1:11:15). Then they discuss HBO’s upcoming documentary ‘Andre the Giant’ (1:24:50).

Duration:01:37:25

Michael and Martellus Bennett on LeBron James's Activism, Tom Brady, and Getting Traded (Ep. 342)

3/21/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Michael and Martellus Bennett as they discuss why NBA players are more outspoken than NFL players (10:04), what Tom Brady is like as a teammate (34:32), how it feels to get the sudden call that you're being traded (53:02), what they want their legacies to be (56:57), and how elitism keeps change from happening in the NFL (1:16:51).

Duration:01:14:15

Portland's Rise, NBA Finals Sleepers, and UMBC vs. Tyson (Ep. 341)

3/19/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Trail Blazers's quest to conquer the Western Conference (03:45), the baggage that could hold back the Rockets (24:00), the Russell Westbrook conundrum (38:00), the insignificance of the triple-double (48:30), the Rookie of the Year race between Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell (50:45), Brad Stevens and the struggling Celtics (57:45), the Boston sports radio scene (01:09:45), and ranking UMBC's win over Virginia...

Duration:01:32:44

The Current State of College Basketball, Democratizing Communication, and the Frustrations of Award Shows With Chuck Klosterman (Ep. 339)

3/16/2018
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HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss the present and future state of college basketball and how it affects the NBA (03:00) and to debate the potential of the internet forcing today’s youth to grow up faster (15:00). Then they debate how much of an obligation you have to be plugged into society (30:00) before airing their frustrations with awards shows (57:30).

Duration:01:34:09

Sad Patriots Fans, Crazy NFL Signings & Tankapalooza 2018 (Ep. 339)

3/14/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss Kirk Cousins's massive contract (03:00), the new-look 49ers (13:00), and more impactful free-agency moves (20:00). Then, Bill's dad calls in to talk about trusting in the Patriots' process (31:00) and his frustrating Celtics (42:30). Finally, Kevin O'Connor joins the show to discuss the benefits of tanking (50:30) and to talk about All-NBA predictions, so far (01:14:00).

Duration:01:31:04

Bill Hader Live at SXSW (Ep. 338)

3/12/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined live in Austin by Bill Hader to discuss his new HBO comedy, 'Barry', some of his best stories from working on 'South Park,' and the state of satire in the world today.

Duration:01:25:40

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