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.
Embiid for MVP, Tiger’s Future, Taylor Swift, and ‘Boogie’ With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Eddie Huang
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to revisit the NBA MVP discussion and Joel Embiid. They talk MVP odds and some predictions for after the All-Star break (3:00). Then Bill and House are joined by Nathan Hubbard to discuss Tiger Woods's serious car accident and his future in golf as well as the PGA Tour (40:00). Then Bill and Nathan discuss the new Ringer podcast 'Every Single Album: Taylor Swift' with Nathan and Nora Princiotti, as well as Jay-Z selling Tidal to Square (50:00). Finally Bill talks with writer-director and renowned chef Eddie Huang about his new film 'Boogie,' Eddie's inspiration for the film, sports movie structure, and working with Pop Smoke (1:07:30). They also discuss the state of restaurants a year into the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the New York Knicks making fans proud again (1:29:30).
The Bumbling Hawks, Porzingis’s Future, and a 'WrestleMania' Preview with Jonathan Tjarks and David Shoemaker
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the Atlanta Hawks firing head coach Lloyd Pierce, how much blame the front office deserves for the team's tepid season, Hawks' trade deadline options, and more (2:30). They also discuss the Dallas Mavericks seemingly "righting the ship," Luka Doncic's hot streak, fake Porzingis trades, and more (28:30). Then Bill is joined by David Shoemaker for a pro wrestling update. They discuss the lead-up to 'WrestleMania,' WWE vs. AEW, new stars vs. young stars, WWE's massive deal with Peacock, and more (56:00).
All That Jazz, Trae Young’s Path, Trade Rumors, and Teen Patrol With Jackie MacMullan and Zoe Simmons
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).
NBA League Pass Fun Rankings With Zach Lowe
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!
Tiger’s Accident, Watson Trades, COVID and Common Sense, and NYC’s Future With Kevin Clark and Derek Thompson
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).
A Clippers Conundrum, LeBron MVP Myths, Kyrie’s Resurgence, and the Ref Review Crisis With Ryen Russillo
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).
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Favourite podcast but
Last episode was tough Bill and Derek Thompson spread miss information about covid and Bill argues opening up sports saying people aren’t going to catch covid playing soccer. It takes 15min on average when in close contact with someone to spread covid. What people don’t seem to get is that timer doesn’t restart with each new person! So a soccer match, will you be in close contact with people for 15 min? Yes! America has had half a million people die from covid please stop giving people reason not to fear the virus
Best NBA content
Great content. Great guests. Talks about Celtics WAY too much. Like way too much. Feels like Boston Radio sometimes. Also hides hot takes as joking. Otherwise great stuff
Easy listening - highly recommend
This is the first podcast I have really kept up with listening to - good content and a wide range of great guests. I do enjoy the quality of the audio as well - I have found it hard to listen to other pods now that just have really sub par mic’s and audio, so really appreciate the good equipment used!!