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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.

The Bill Simmons Podcast The Ringer

    • Sports
    • 4.6 • 536 Ratings

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.

    Suns-Warriors, Anthony Edwards, LSU’s Big Hire, and a Kenny G Interview | With Wosny Lambre, Van Lathan, and Kenny G

    Suns-Warriors, Anthony Edwards, LSU’s Big Hire, and a Kenny G Interview | With Wosny Lambre, Van Lathan, and Kenny G

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Suns’ win over the Warriors, take stock of the Western Conference, and talk about Bill’s newest League Pass crush: the Timberwolves (2:13). Then Bill talks with Van Lathan about LSU football’s new head coach, Brian Kelly (44:19). Finally Bill is joined by Grammy-winning musician Kenny G to discuss the upcoming HBO documentary ‘Listening to Kenny G’ (1:10:50).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Kenny G, Wosny Lambre, and Van Lathan
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    A Bizarre NFL MVP Race and NBA Trade Ideas With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    A Bizarre NFL MVP Race and NBA Trade Ideas With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the puzzling MVP conversation, the Patriots’ win over the Titans, Colts-Buccaneers, Vikings-49ers, current playoff standings, Eagles-Giants, the Bengals steamrolling the Steelers, Panthers-Dolphins, the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving loss to the Raiders, Browns-Ravens, and much more (1:15). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 13 (20:00), followed by Parent Corner (1:07:30). Finally Bill talks with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about some interesting NBA trades as the season progresses (1:18:18).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    The Perfect Luka Team, Panic-Trade Candidates, Chicago’s Ceiling, and Crypto Myths With Haralabos Voulgaris

    The Perfect Luka Team, Panic-Trade Candidates, Chicago’s Ceiling, and Crypto Myths With Haralabos Voulgaris

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris to discuss the Clippers’ loss to the Mavericks, what an ideal team built around Luka Doncic would look like, the 12-6 Bulls, early Eastern Conference contenders, panic-trade teams, NBA rule change ideas, cryptocurrency, and more.

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Haralabos Voulgaris
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Pats-Eagles Super Bowl Plans and Thanksgiving Picks With Peter Schrager, and HBO’s Remarkable History With James Andrew Miller

    Pats-Eagles Super Bowl Plans and Thanksgiving Picks With Peter Schrager, and HBO’s Remarkable History With James Andrew Miller

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the three NFL Thanksgiving games and make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 12 (2:35). Then Bill talks to author James Andrew Miller about his now book on the history of HBO, ‘Tinderbox: HBO's Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers’ (50:03).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Peter Schrager and James Andrew Miller
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Jonathan Taylor Day, Minnesota Un-chokes, KC’s Back, and More Week 11 Weirdness With Cousin Sal

    Jonathan Taylor Day, Minnesota Un-chokes, KC’s Back, and More Week 11 Weirdness With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Chargers' win in a shootout with the Steelers, Cowboys-Chiefs, Bills-Colts and RB Jonathan Taylor's historic day, the Packers' loss to the Vikings, realistic Super Bowl teams, Lions-Browns, Ravens-Bears, and more (1:40). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 12 (38:15) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:12:10).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Cousin Sal
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    The "Eff-You" Warriors, 2021 NFL Draft Mistakes, and Million-Dollar Picks With Marcus Thompson, Peter Schrager, and Danny Kelly

    The "Eff-You" Warriors, 2021 NFL Draft Mistakes, and Million-Dollar Picks With Marcus Thompson, Peter Schrager, and Danny Kelly

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks about his involvement in the HBO documentary series 'Music Box' (1:55) before chatting with The Athletic's Marcus Thompson about the 12-2 Golden State Warriors, the production from young players like Jonathan Kuminga and Jordan Poole, the rejuvenation of Andre Iguodala, Andrew Wiggins, the much-anticipated return of Klay Thompson, and more (14:40). Then BiIl is joined by The Ringer's Danny Kelly and NFL Network's Peter Schrager to revisit the top 15 picks from the 2021 NFL draft (51:25) before Peter and Bill make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 11 (1:42:30).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Marcus Thompson, Peter Schrager, and Danny Kelly
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 2 hrs 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
536 Ratings

536 Ratings

Mick from London ,

Ryan / MacMullen podcast

Excellent podcast with experienced NBA journalists giving their views on today's game, alongside BS. They are able to put it all into context better than current journos because of their knowledge. The Ringer should do more of these podcasts also involving ex-coaches and players.

SamBurgess ,

Bye

I’ve been a listener for a long time but just unsubscribed - Bill is honestly deranged, he comes out with the weirdest opinions and no one questions him which isn’t surprising because he’s usually speaking with his literal employees on the show (does not make for a good dynamic at all)

Mark Gradwell ,

NBA Knowledge bonus

Bill brings a historical perspective based on decades of being a fan first, reporter second. Unmatched in the world of NBA podcast analysis.

Being from Europe; I don’t understand the NFL (however I know many over here do), but I find myself listening and being entertained!

Interview zane Lowe again, more music please.

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