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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

Saving the Rock, 'Crazy Rich Asians,' and 'SummerSlam' 2018 With Shea Serrano, Donnie Kwak, and David Shoemaker | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 403)

8/20/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons calls up Shea Serrano to talk summer movies, including 'Upgrade,' 'The Meg,' and 'Mile 22,' before trying to save Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson from making another big-budget flop (2:40). Then Bill is joined by The Ringer's Donnie Kwak, who gives his take on 'Crazy Rich Asians' and how to move the needle for Asian American cinema (30:28). Finally Bill calls up the Masked Man himself, David Shoemaker, and the two share their thoughts on WWE 'SummerSlam,' Roman...

Duration:01:20:11

Savior Sam Darnold, New-Blood QBs, and AFC East Torch Passes With Kevin Clark and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 402)

8/17/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark of 'The Ringer NFL Show' to discuss his recent NFL training camp visits as America gears up for the NFL regular season (3:15). Then Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey stops by to revisit the history of New York Jets quarterbacks and what Sam Darnold means to Jets fans, before running through some good, bad, and sleeper teams (42:45).

Duration:01:14:39

Stephen Curry on Battling LeBron, NBA Twitter, Klaytheism, and the Quest for Immortality | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 401)

8/16/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons travels to Oakland to sit down with three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry to talk recent Finals runs, the joy of playing with Klay Thompson, getting heated on the court, the new All-Star Game layout, all-time NBA greats, and more.

Duration:01:25:14

A Very Special 400th Episode With Ice Cube and John David Washington | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 400)

8/14/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by hip-hop legend Ice Cube to talk about the renewed Celtics-Lakers rivalry, LeBron to L.A., old-school hip-hop vs. new-school, making records, the Las Vegas Raiders, what to do with the L.A. Clippers, Big3 basketball, and more (11:00). Then Bill sits down with star of HBO's 'Ballers' and Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' John David Washington to discuss playing college sports, chasing the pro football dream, his big acting break, working with Lee,...

Duration:01:42:14

New York Hoops, Food Trends, ESPN's Future, and Nick Saban With Eddie Huang and Jim Miller | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 399)

8/10/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by chef, author, and TV producer Eddie Huang to talk tortured Knicks fandom, Linsanity, NBA rookies, summer league, the transformation of the L.A. food scene, developing TV shows, and more (3:13). Then Bill talks with author Jim Miller about ESPN's apex, its current state, the future of digital media, and Miller's new podcast episode “Origins of a Champion: Nick Saban & Alabama’s Crimson Tide” (52:50).

Duration:01:38:47

Fantasy Football Palooza With Matthew Berry | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 398)

8/8/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN fantasy football guru Matthew Berry to talk about their fantasy origins, the rise of fantasy sports, to PPR or not to PPR, snake drafts vs. auctions, and what a game-changer daily fantasy is. Then Matthew shares some strategies for this year's draft as well as some thoughts on the upcoming fantasy football season.

Duration:01:56:00

The Boston Massacre, Teen Culture Watch, and 'Succession' With JackO, Zoe Simmons, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 397)

8/6/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his old friend and rival Yankees fan JackO to discuss the Red Sox's sweep of the Yankees, A-Rod's relentless commentary, playoff implications, and more (3:38). Then Bill sits down with his daughter, Zoe, to discuss teen culture in the form of breakups, YouTube, and TV (39:30), before talking with Chris Ryan about the season finale of HBO's 'Succession' (1:04:05).

Duration:01:23:55

The 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century, With Juliet Litman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 396)

8/3/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Juliet Litman for a tension-filled podcast as they review The Ringer's 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century.

Duration:01:17:51

The Sports Repodders: Summer Edition With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 395)

8/2/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay to discuss MGM Resorts and the NBA's new partnership, unimportant sports shows, reaction culture, candid athletes, esports on TV, and more.

Duration:01:39:45

The Surging Red Sox and Floundering Mets, the Rise of Esports, and Loving 'Succession' With Mike Francesa and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 394)

7/30/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by New York radio legend Mike Francesa to discuss the Yankees and Red Sox before the upcoming four-game series, They discuss the disappointing Mets, modernizing baseball, the fall of the traditional newspaper, and the rise of esports (2:13), before Bill talks to his buddy Joe House about their new favorite show, 'Succession' (50:00).

Duration:01:21:38

NBA Summer Winners and Losers With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 393)

7/27/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the NBA roster changes this summer. They decide which teams got better, which teams got worse, and which teams are just treading water

Duration:01:41:35

Coach K's Secrets, Saving College Hoops, and the Pre-LeBron Generation, With Jay Williams | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 392)

7/20/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by college basketball analyst Jay Williams to discuss his time in the NBA, how we evaluate college players, his 2001 NCAA national championship team, fixing college basketball, playing for Coach K, the pre-LeBron generation of NBA players, and more.

Duration:01:23:38

The Kawhi-DeRozan Emergency Trade Podcast With Kevin O'Connor, Shea Serrano, Joe House, and Bill's Dad | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 391)

7/18/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor and Shea Serrano (1:55), Joe House (44:25), and Bill's dad (1:12:15) to examine all the angles involved in the Kawhi Leonard–DeMar DeRozan trade.

Duration:01:35:13

Denzel Washington on 'He Got Game,' the Yankees, and LeBron. Plus, Yacht Rock Palooza. | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 390)

7/16/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with the legend himself Denzel Washington to talk Knicks, Lakers, Yankees–Red Sox, playing against Ray Allen in 'He Got Game,' making sports movies, filming fight scenes, and his new film 'The Equalizer 2,' which premieres July 20 (4:30). Then Bill calls up his pal and Rival CEO Nathan Hubbard to talk about seeing Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Christopher Cross live in concert this past weekend, and what a "Yacht Rock Palooza" might look...

Duration:01:16:14

The NFL's Offseason Hibernation and the Brilliance of 'Eighth Grade' With Bo Burnham | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 389)

7/13/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the NFL offseason, why it's so different than the NBA offseason, sports gambling's potential impact on the NFL, and story lines for next season, including the aging elite quarterbacks and talent-stacking through free agency, (4:00). Then Bill sits down with his daughter, Zoe Simmons, and comedian, actor, and director Bo Burnham. They discuss Burnham's new film, 'Eighth Grade,' his directorial debut; capturing the essence...

Duration:01:28:37

Dominant Warriors, Five LeBrons, Soccer Trolls, MLB Struggles, and Chappaquiddick With Chuck Klosterman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 388)

7/11/2018
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HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss the Golden State Warriors acquiring DeMarcus Cousins and how long their dominance in the NBA can last (01:56). They also debate whether a starting five of all LeBron Jameses would be better than a starting five of any other player in NBA history (21:12). Then they talk about soccer trolls (52:30), the current and future state of MLB (54:28), and the Chappaquiddick scandal in light of it being turned into a movie...

Duration:01:58:01

NBA in the Twitter Era, the Future of Basketball, Legal Sports Betting, and Last Meal on Earth | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 387)

7/10/2018
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Live from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Jason Concepcion, Shea Serrano, Daryl Morey, Joe House, Haralabos Voulgaris, Cousin Sal, and Dave Chang to discuss how Twitter would react to historical NBA moments, the evolution of the NBA, the legalization of sports gambling, meals to eat on death row, and more.

Duration:01:51:05

Gambling in Vegas, the Washed-ington Wizards, World Cup Odds, 2019 NBA Champions, and Tony Parker Leaves the Spurs | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 386)

7/6/2018
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HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Dave Chang, Joe House, and Cousin Sal to discuss their Las Vegas gambling experience (2:06). Then, Chris Ryan joins to talk World Cup betting (28:42) and 2019 NBA championship odds (37:37). Finally, Bill and Chris bring in Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion to react to Tony Parker's decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets in the twilight of his career and other NBA free-agency news (57:47).

Duration:01:32:57

'Jaws,' With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 385)

7/4/2018
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey are gonna need a bigger boat to celebrate the 1975 Academy Award–winning shark-attack thriller starring Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss and directed by Steven Spielberg.

Duration:01:36:20

LeBron's Big Move, OKC Goes All in, and NBA Teams Are Dumb With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 384)

7/2/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his longtime buddy Joe House to talk about LeBron James on the Lakers, how we got here, and some of L.A.'s recent signings, including Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee. Then they talk Paul George staying in OKC over some "unfinished business," the "new" Western Conference, and teams that try to fill their rosters in July.

Duration:01:22:04