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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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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

NFL Wagers, Running TV Shows, 'The Good Place,' and 'This Is Us' With Mike Schur and Dan Fogelman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 417)

9/21/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons announces a new podcast and gives some NFL picks for Week 3 before sitting down with powerhouse television showrunners Mike Schur and Dan Fogelman to talk about some of their past work, including 'The Office,' 'Parks and Rec,' 'This Is Us,' and 'The Good Place.' They also discuss the NFL, failed TV pilots, the Netflix takeover, shows that run for too long, and more.

Duration:01:54:30

NBA Hall of Famers, KD's MVP Potential, and Messi vs. Ronaldo With Steve Nash | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 416)

9/18/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Steve Nash to talk about his induction into the NBA Hall of Fame, spending time with the Golden State Warriors, MVP criteria, how to fix American soccer, Kylian Mbappé, Ronaldo vs. Messi, and Steve's new gig broadcasting Champions League soccer.

Duration:01:38:34

Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 415)

9/17/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' incredible performance against the Steelers, The Patriots' loss to the Jaguars, The Sunday kicker epidemic, and the Canelo vs. GGG rematch before they guess the NFL Lines for week 3.

Duration:01:44:41

NFL Wisdom, 'Key and Peele' 2.0, Eddie Murphy Stories, and 'Predator' in 2018 With Joe House and Keegan-Michael Key | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 414)

9/14/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to make some gambling picks for NFL Week 2 (3:43). Then Bill sits down with actor Keegan-Michael Key to talk 'Key and Peele,' Eddie Murphy stories, 'The Predator,' and remaking movies (53:20).

Duration:01:53:26

Katie Nolan and NBA Summer Check-in With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 413)

9/12/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor for a quick NBA offseason check-in. They discuss Carmelo on the Rockets, Luka Doncic's weight gain, Devin Booker's broken hand, Finals odds, and more (2:25). Then Bill sits down with Katie Nolan to talk about her new home at ESPN; her new show, 'Always Late With Katie Nolan'; the NFL, wearing makeup for TV, and more (1:07:10).

Duration:02:15:37

Rodgers' Resurrection, The Steelers-Browns Debacle, and Guess The Lines Week 2 (Ep. 412) | The Bill Simmons Podcast

9/10/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Aaron Rodgers and The Packers' miraculous comeback, The Buccaneers walloping the Saints, The Steelers-Browns disappointing tie, and Bill and Sal's fantasy draft, before they guess the NFL lines for week 2.

Duration:01:39:11

Best Burt Reynolds Movies, Tiger's Charge, and Week 1 NFL Gambling With Wesley Morris and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 411)

9/7/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by New York Times film critic Wesley Morris to remember the great Burt Reynolds. They each go through their top five Burt Reynolds films and discuss how he owned the 1970s (2:28). Then Bill calls up Joe House to talk Tiger Woods's impressive showing at the BMW Championship and NBC's questionable broadcast changes in the NFL season opener before making some Week 1 bets (1:06:25).

Duration:01:54:39

NFL Kickoff Chatter With Kyle Brandt and Bill Burr on Tom Brady, College Football, and Comedy | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 410)

9/6/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by 'Good Morning Football' cohost Kyle Brandt to discuss NFL hot takes (3:18). Then Bill sits down with comedy legend Bill Burr to talk about the eras of comedy, sportscasters, NFL, the pre-Belichick Patriots, Tom Brady, college football stadiums, NHL, and more (41:05).

Duration:01:57:11

Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 409)

9/4/2018
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In their 13th season of Guess the Lines, HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal continue the age-old tradition of guessing the NFL lines before each weekend's slate of games. You'll get the classics: MVP odds, first coach fired, marquee games, watchables, barely watchables, "poopfecta," and more. Buckle up. Here comes Week 1!

Duration:01:32:34

NFL Nuggets, 'A Star is Born', and Celebrity Divorces with Robert Mays, Amanda Dobbins, and Laura Wasser | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 408)

8/31/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Robert Mays to run through some NFL thoughts as the season approaches (3:20), then Bill sits down with Amanda Dobbins to discuss the highly anticipated film, 'A Star is Born' starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (25:10). Finally Bill talks to Celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser about prenups, conflict, and changing the face of divorce (1:03:17).

Duration:01:46:32

The Annual AFC Over-Unders With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 407)

8/29/2018
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In part one of their two-part podcast, HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal gear up for the NFL regular season by running thru each team in the AFC, they talk odds, sleepers, parlays, and more!

Duration:01:33:00

Urban Meyer, the Little League World Series, John McCain, and the Red Sox Swoon with Mark Titus and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 406)

8/27/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Mark Titus about his love for the Little League World Series, then he weighs in on the Urban Meyer–Ohio State issue. He then talks about athletes dealing with depression and other mental illness and how sports may respond to more and more people speaking out (4:00). Then Bill calls up his buddy JackO to talk about the recent Red Sox swoon and Bill's trip to Florida before they remember Senator John McCain (1:00:03).

Duration:01:41:26

Jayson Tatum Plus Ryen Russillo's Big Ringer Announcement | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 405)

8/24/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by the newest podcaster on the Ringer Podcast Network, Ryen Russillo, to announce his new show, 'Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo.' They talk pickup basketball, NBA offseason, and more (2:17). Then Bill is joined by Celtics forward Jayson Tatum to discuss his basketball idols, playing at Duke, getting drafted, the 2017 draft class, the Celtics' playoff run, adding to his game, and more (30:17).

Duration:01:24:39

Jason Bateman on His Crazy Career, Plus Mallory Rubin on Football and 'Thrones' | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 404)

8/22/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by the Mother of Dragons, Mallory Rubin, to discuss the anticipation of the final season of 'Game of Thrones,' future spinoffs, NCAA football, MLB, and rookie NFL quarterbacks (1:57). Then Bill sits down with actor Jason Bateman to talk L.A. Dodgers fandom, being a child actor, 'Ozark,' 'Arrested Development,' binge-watch television, sports movies, and more (27:13).

Duration:01:48:11

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