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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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    • 4.4 • 28.3K 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.

    The Wemby Era, a Women’s Hoops Revolution, Taylor Swift Vs. the Beatles, and Maye Vs. Daniels With Chuck Klosterman

    The Wemby Era, a Women’s Hoops Revolution, Taylor Swift Vs. the Beatles, and Maye Vs. Daniels With Chuck Klosterman

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss Victor Wembanyama speculations, international basketball, and cracks in the American youth basketball structure (1:22), before they talk about the spike in the popularity of women's college basketball, different eras of college sports, PEDs, and more (24:52). Then they discuss the cultural colossus that is Taylor Swift (47:37) before finally debating what the Patriots should do with the third pick in the NFL draft and talking about Apple TV's 'Dynasty' documentary (1:09:04).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Chuck Klosterman
    Producer: Kyle Crichton



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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Best In-Person NBA Stars, Trickiest Playoff Teams, Jaylen Brown on Trial, and the Hottest Take With Ryen Russillo

    Best In-Person NBA Stars, Trickiest Playoff Teams, Jaylen Brown on Trial, and the Hottest Take With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Nuggets-Warriors (1:52) and best NBA players to see in person (19:02), before wondering which playoff teams are going to fool everyone (46:56). Then, they fire off some "hot takes" (1:10:17) before checking in on the 45-12 Celtics (1:16:57), and sharing some NBA media thoughts (1:39:50).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Ryen Russillo
    Producer: Kyle Crichton




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    • 1 hr 57 min
    The Future of Everything With Derek Thompson, Plus UFC 300’s Missing Main Event and the Rock’s Turn With Ariel Helwani

    The Future of Everything With Derek Thompson, Plus UFC 300’s Missing Main Event and the Rock’s Turn With Ariel Helwani

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Derek Thompson to discuss the "future of everything," including health, culture, tech, and sports (3:15). Then Bill talks with Ariel Helwani about the buzz for the upcoming UFC 300 vs. the reality that it might not even be the best card so far this year, UFC 298 and 299 story lines, WrestleMania 40, upcoming WWE TV rights deals, and more (1:07:23).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Derek Thompson and Ariel Helwani
    Producer: Kyle Crichton



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    • 1 hr 55 min
    The Warriors Come Alive, Wemby, Mahomes, the Bucks, and the Uncertain 2024 Election With Logan Murdock and Tara Palmeri

    The Warriors Come Alive, Wemby, Mahomes, the Bucks, and the Uncertain 2024 Election With Logan Murdock and Tara Palmeri

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Logan Murdock to discuss his article "The Golden State Warriors Don’t Think This Is the End," Jonathan Kuminga's development, Klay Thompson's new outlook, Draymond Green's return, this season's playoff hopes, and more (2:00). Then Bill hits a couple sports topics, including Kristaps Porzingis, the Milwaukee Bucks, sports ratings, Super Bowl LVIII, Patrick Mahomes comps, and Victor Wembanyama (51:00). Finally Bill is joined by Tara Palmeri to discuss a messy start to the 2024 election cycle (1:10:53).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Logan Murdock and Tara Palmeri
    Producer: Kyle Crichton



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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Three for KC, MVP Mahomes, Shanahan’s Error, Craziest Bets, and More Super Bowl Reactions With Cousin Sal

    Three for KC, MVP Mahomes, Shanahan’s Error, Craziest Bets, and More Super Bowl Reactions With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap Super Bowl LVIII, talk winners and losers, highlight the biggest moments, update legacies, review their gambling ledgers, and more!

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Cousin Sal
    Producer: Kyle Crichton



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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Part 2: The NBA Trade Deadline Was a Dud With Ryen Russillo

    Part 2: The NBA Trade Deadline Was a Dud With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of our NBA trade deadline special, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo as the deadline closed to discuss some of the other small moves that went down, like P.J. Washington to the Mavs and Jaden Springer to the Celtics (1:09). There's also talk of some of the teams that did nothing, like the Warriors (20:40), Lakers (26:54), and Magic (42:02). Plus, they address this deadline being a dud and how to fix it (56:10). Finally, he closes it out with Million-Dollar Picks for the Super Bowl (1:09:58).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Ryen Russillo
    Producer Kyle Crichton


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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
28.3K Ratings

28.3K Ratings

Raj Fan ,

Dynasty?!

Girl please. Chiefs are a dynasty. No question.

whooooaaaaaaah ,

These guys are the best

No podcast is better listening for me than Simmons/Russillo doing a joint Monday morning podcast covering basketball. Other Ringer shows are really good too, but those two together is the pinnacle.

bob69at GR ,

Ok

Great NBA TALK Ryan’s Back

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