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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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The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Utah Jazz as possible title contenders (3:30), NBA trade rumors (30:30), and a Celtics [panic] segment at the end (1:08:00). Then Bill is joined by his daughter, Zoe, to discuss teen culture one year into the pandemic (1:32:00).
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Zach Lowe to discuss NBA All-Star snubs, the most fun NBA League Pass teams, top NBA crunch-time players, and more!
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss Tiger Woods following the news of the golf star's car accident (2:30), before they revisit the market for Deshaun Watson and make up some fake Orlando Magic trades (20:00). Then Bill is joined by Derek Thompson of The Atlantic to discuss what experts have learned about COVID-19 since the early months of the pandemic, the various vaccines, post-pandemic life, and more (53:00).
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Nets’ win over the Clippers, Brooklyn’s road-trip win streak, and the Clippers' playoff implications (2:00). They test pilot a new segment called You’re Out of Excuses (27:00); discuss the increasingly aggravating instant replay, especially at the end of NBA games (57:00); look back at the MVP awards LeBron James hasn't won over the past eight years (1:15:00); empathize with Timberwolves fans; and more (1:39:30).
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports and TNT to discuss the Brooklyn Nets, the Jazz's ceiling, NBA trade rumors, Steph Curry vs. Damian Lillard, covering the 2020 NBA playoffs, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Danny Kelly about his NFL mock draft, first-round QBs, the Patriots’ QB problem, Russell Wilson trade rumblings, and more (43:00). Finally Bill talks with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers about his Lakers winning the Finals, missing out on in-person games, Red Hot Chili Peppers stories, the eventual return of live music, and more (1:18:00).
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA legend and analyst Charles Barkley to discuss Draymond Green's comments on the Cavaliers and Andre Drummond, Barkley getting traded to the Suns in 1992, learning from Moses Malone, NBA title contenders in the East, Zion Williamson, how the Nets match up with the Lakers, whether there should an NBA All-Star Game this year, the Olympics, and much more!
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Celtics' underwhelming 13-13 season and what Boston can do to turn it around (2:30) before discussing their NBA All-Star ballots for the East (29:00) and West (1:06:00).
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the New Orleans Pelicans, Zion Williamson after playing in almost 50 career NBA games, the exciting Phoenix Suns, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Nathan Hubbard about the latest “must have” social media app, Clubhouse; the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am; and more (51:00). Finally Bill talks with ESPN’s Seth Wickersham about the aftermath of Tom Brady’s departure from the Patriots, the events leading up to his decision to leave, and more (1:17:30).
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the Buccaneers' Super Bowl victory, Tampa Bay’s coaching, upcoming free agents, the NFL salary cap, the QB carousel, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Logan Murdock about Steph Curry, Logan’s time covering the Kevin Durant Warriors, the Warriors' playoff chances this year, and more (45:30). Finally, Kevin Clark rejoins the podcast to discuss Boxing and MMA (1:25:30).
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' victory over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl win, what went wrong for the Chiefs, review the prop bets, odds for next year’s Super Bowl champion, Parent Corner, and more.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Fox and NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the looming QB carousel in the NFL, a Super Bowl preview, and Bill’s Million-Dollar NFL Picks for Super Bowl LV (3:00). Then Bill talks with actor Casey Affleck about some of his films including ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,’ ‘Gone Baby Gone,’ ‘To Die For,’ his new film ‘Our Friend,’ and more. They also discuss their favorite sports movies (1:09:00).
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Nets’ win over the Clippers and the Warriors’ loss to the Celtics (2:30) before talking with Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum about his tenure in Portland, bonding with Damian Lillard, the positive impact of Portland’s many playoff appearances, the oddity of the NBA bubble, McCollum’s injury, NBA media, and more (28:30).
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and an assortment of surprise guests to discuss Super Bowl prop bets, tell stories, and celebrate Sal’s new book. 'You Can't Lose Them All: Tales of a Degenerate Gambler and His Ridiculous Friends' by Sal Iacono
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss potential trades for Bradley Beal in the wake of what is shaping up to be a dismal season for the Washington Wizards (3:00). Then Bill is joined by Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times and CNBC to discuss GameStop's surging stock prices, Wall Street's panic, trading freezes, and more (50:00). Finally Bill talks to Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams about his NFL idols, how defensive play has evolved with NFL rule changes, playing for head coach Pete Carroll, dealing with injuries this season, Super Bowl predictions, and more (1:26:00).
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss NBA "unicorns" past and present, as well as the unusually high number of unicorns in today's NBA, including LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Nikola Jokic, and Luka Doncic (2:30). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Mike Gioseffi to discuss the sports card market's historical ebbs and flows, the impact of auction sites like eBay in the early 2000s, as well as today's increasing demand for football and basketball cards, and more (1:09:00).
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' win over the Packers in Lambeau Field, sending Tom Brady to his 10th Super Bowl; as well as the Chiefs' victory over the Bills, which secured their second-straight Super Bowl appearance. They Guess the Line for Super Bowl LV and discuss their playoff bets and Sal’s book releasing on Tuesday, followed by Parent Corner (2:00). Then in an excerpt from the Ringer NBA Show’s ‘The Answer,’ Bill and Chris Ryan discuss early-season things that they are obsessed with, including Collin Sexton, chippy Kevin Durant, and more (1:13:00).
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jimmy Kimmel to discuss Cousin Sal’s new book, ‘You Can't Lose Them All: Tales of a Degenerate Gambler and His Ridiculous Friends,’ what the end of the Trump presidency means for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ how ‘SNL’ might address the Biden administration, the greatest pranks from Jimmy's show, and more (2:20). Then Bill talks with Fox and NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about Packers-Buccaneers and Chiefs-Bills before giving out his Million-Dollar Picks for the NFL conference championship games (49:00).
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Kevin Durant–James Harden combo for the Nets, the Nets’ exciting win over the Bucks, “hopeless” NBA teams in a shortened season, fake NBA trades, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Nora Princiotti about Tom Brady and the Buccaneers heading to Lambeau Field to face the Packers in the NFC championship game and possible trades for Deshaun Watson (1:11:00), before discussing the new season of ‘The Bachelor’ and Taylor Swift's latest two albums (1:41:00).
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the nail-biter between the Chiefs and the Browns, the Buccaneers' win over the Saints, Ravens-Bills, and Packers-Rams (2:00), before guessing the lines for the conference championship games (51:00). Then they discuss the “most fun” Super Bowl matchup (1:00:30), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:11:00).
The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some more thoughts one day removed from the James Harden trade (2:00) before talking with Fox and NFL Network's Peter Schrager about all four upcoming NFL divisional-round playoff games (26:00). Then Bill shares his Million-Dollar Picks for the divisional round (1:17:00).
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Joe Barile

This podcast nailed why soccer is unwatchable.

Feb 22nd
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Joe Barile

Maybe CJ missed the democratic leaders in states like NY who directly led to the deaths of thousands of elderly. Same tired talking points from the left.

Feb 3rd
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Joe Barile

"It's a good thing we blow up Wall Street" says the Communist who doesn't understand the role of short selling

Jan 29th
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Joe Barile

Lots of virtue signaling from the guy who impersonated Karl Malone.

Jan 22nd
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Joe Barile

What's broken are you leftists destroying western civilization

Jan 8th
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Joe Barile

The future is communist?

Dec 17th
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Tom Crawford

once again you forget about portland and dame loyal af

Dec 9th
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Joe Barile

The reason for the current state of comedy is insufferable leftists like you Simmons.

Nov 27th
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P Diddy Kong

"Spring break level of lack of protection" is line of the year 😂

Nov 18th
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Joe Barile

the liberal propaganda starts at the 1 hour mark

Nov 8th
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Donald Marks

what happened to the time tags?

Oct 11th
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Joe Barile

Clay Travis understands statistics. Perhaps look into it

Oct 6th
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8nykspree

leave it to Simmons to shoehorn the racial inequality in coaching at the tail end. Thank god C C shut that dumb shit down.

Oct 1st
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Winston Wolf

its Tatum. he has to be more aggressive. why doesn't he just go to the hoop

Sep 25th
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Joey Blessing

Dang Bill, I know you’re a Celtics fan, but I think you’re looking too hard for things to hate on the Lakers ..... no way the Lakers bitch about fouls more than the Clippers or the Rockets - but especially the Clippers .... and again, you’re Celtic bias is foggin up your view because the Clippers deserve all the shade, what with the way they came out like the ‘10-‘11 Miami heat and their proclamations of Championship or bust from day 1 (sorry Play-soft P) — never seen so much shit talking from a team that has never advanced past the 2nd round ..... funny how they wouldn’t shut up all year until they remembered that they were a Doc Rivers Clippers team and went as silent as they were cold the 4th qtr of game 5,6, or 7 (take your pick). Hang a banner, just one, and then talk - but don’t act like you got anywhere near what the Lakers have.

Sep 22nd
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Joey Blessing

RE: Sep 3rd episode — the only way we could ever get away from a 2 party system would be to change the “winner take all”, 51% wins, elections that we currently have. Instead of districts, or 2 per state senate seat, we would need to change to something similar to parliament in UK, and award congressional seats according to percentage of votes each party would receive. We used to have more than 2 parties, but inevitably it evolves into 2 parties given The way it is currently constructed

Sep 8th
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Joe Barile

typical liberal propaganda

Sep 4th
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xavier higgins

what happened to The Book of Basketball 🏀 podcast?

Sep 4th
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Troy Scott

🍻🍻🍺🍺🍺

Sep 3rd
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Marcell Wesley

don't put drunk people on

Sep 3rd
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