300 episodes

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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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.

    Tatum’s Ascent, Clippers Concerns, Houston vs. Everybody, and Fury-Wilder Reactions With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Tatum’s Ascent, Clippers Concerns, Houston vs. Everybody, and Fury-Wilder Reactions With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk Lakers-Celtics, Jayson Tatum’s impressive stretch, Clippers vs. Lakers, the Rockets experiment, whether the Spurs are still a “smart” team, Wilder-Fury, and more!

    • 2 hr 7 min
    The 5-Year Oscars, Plus Talking NBA and The State of Basketball Coverage with Rachel Nichols | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    The 5-Year Oscars, Plus Talking NBA and The State of Basketball Coverage with Rachel Nichols | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan to revisit the 2015 Oscar movies, including ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Birdman,’ ‘Dear White People,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Boyhood,’ and many more (2:28). Then Bill is joined by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols to discuss crafting a sports show, the pro basketball Hall of Fame, interviewing NBA players, current NBA stars, NBA draft mistakes, journalism in 2020, Roger Goodell, and more (32:3).

    • 1 hr 56 min
    An All-Star Gimmick Worked? Plus: Slam Dunk Fixes, Houston Atrocities and an NBA Crystal Ball With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    An All-Star Gimmick Worked? Plus: Slam Dunk Fixes, Houston Atrocities and an NBA Crystal Ball With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the joys of NBA All-Star Weekend, the new All-Star Game format, why it worked, the dunk contest, things to watch for after All-Star Weekend, NBA scuttlebutt, and more!

    • 2 hr 2 min
    The 2020 Streaming Wars, Cheating Astros, Cheap-Ass Red Sox, and Rudderless Democrats With Ben Thompson and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    The 2020 Streaming Wars, Cheating Astros, Cheap-Ass Red Sox, and Rudderless Democrats With Ben Thompson and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by business and tech analyst Ben Thompson to discuss monetizing digital media, streaming TV, subscription overload, podcasts, broadcast rights, NBA, and more (2:25). Then Bill and JackO have a long-overdue conversation about the Astros cheating scandal, Mookie Betts to Los Angeles, the Democratic primary elections, and more (1:21:36).

    • 2 hr 8 min
    NBA Sleeper Contenders w/ Joe House, plus Dave Grohl on the State of Music in 2020 | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    NBA Sleeper Contenders w/ Joe House, plus Dave Grohl on the State of Music in 2020 | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to look at the top of the NBA standings. They discuss the Raptors' impressive title defense, the improving Celtics, the Pacers adjusting to Victor Oladipo's return, the 76ers' struggles, the surging Bucks, the Rockets' new plan, and more (1:55). Then Bill talks with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters to discuss his inspirations, timeless music, the concept of a band, touring in vans, kids' relationship with music today, and much more (48:14).

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Disney CEO Robert Iger on the Streaming Wars, ESPN’s Reset, Jimmy Kimmel’s First Year, and 15 Years of Leadership Lessons | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    Disney CEO Robert Iger on the Streaming Wars, ESPN’s Reset, Jimmy Kimmel’s First Year, and 15 Years of Leadership Lessons | The Bill Simmons Podcast

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Disney CEO Robert Iger to discuss his book The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years As CEO of the Walt Disney Company, his career, lessons in leadership, the rise of streaming, launching Disney+, growing ESPN, unforgettable NBA games, the start of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' and more.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

Dartmouth James ,

Few guys deserve a payout more than Bill

Keep it going....

Tommoney215 ,

Great show

Big fan of all the ringer content. The Rachel Nichols episode was awesome. Love that people come on the pod and are their real self not watered down and censored

Sp_291 ,

Amazing podcast

The best sports podcast out right now. Don’t let the one star ratings fool you bill barely if ever gets into politics besides the occasional swipes. People are too sensitive these days. Amazing pod keep them coming

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