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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
    • 4.4 • 26.4K 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.

    Are the Chiefs Dead? Plus: Unicorn Derrick Henry, the “Genius” Shanahan, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal.

    Are the Chiefs Dead? Plus: Unicorn Derrick Henry, the “Genius” Shanahan, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a day full of lopsided victories, including the Chiefs’ blowout loss to the Titans, the Bengals’ impressive win over the Ravens, Patriots-Jets, Buccaneers-Bears, the Colts’ rainy win over the 49ers, another Dolphins loss, and more (1:50). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 8 (47:30) before briefly discussing Season 3 Episode 2 of HBO’s ‘Succession’ [SPOILERS] (1:19:00), followed by Parent Corner (1:23:45).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Cousin Sal
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    NBA 75 Snubs, 2004 Lakers Flashbacks, Million Dollar Picks and Year of the Kebabs With J.A. Adande, Peter Schrager and David Chang.

    NBA 75 Snubs, 2004 Lakers Flashbacks, Million Dollar Picks and Year of the Kebabs With J.A. Adande, Peter Schrager and David Chang.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by J.A. Adande to discuss the NBA 75th Anniversary Team and parallels between Magic Johnson’s turmoil with the Lakers in 1981 and the current situation with Ben Simmons and the 76ers. They also compare the 2004 Lakers and the 2021 Lakers, get into the MLB postseason, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about the 6-0 Cardinals and the upcoming Chiefs-Titans matchup before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 7 (48:35). Finally Bill talks with renowned restaurateur Dave Chang about his new Hulu show ‘The Next Thing You Eat,’ some of Bill and Dave’s food revelations over the past year, what seems to be another painful year for fans of the Washington Football Team, family life, and more (1:39:40).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: J.A. Adande, Peter Schrager, and Dave Chang
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 2 hr 14 min
    Lakers-Warriors, Simmons Suspended, Ayton’s Non-max, and Surging Cowboys With Jackie MacMullan and Ben Solak

    Lakers-Warriors, Simmons Suspended, Ayton’s Non-max, and Surging Cowboys With Jackie MacMullan and Ben Solak

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Lakers’ loss to the Warriors in their season opener, the Astros’ Game 4 ALCS win over the Red Sox, and Dodgers-Braves Game 3 (2:00), before he is joined by Jackie MacMullan to talk about Ben Simmons being ejected from 76ers practice and suspended for one game, causing him to miss the season opener vs. the Pelicans. They also discuss the Suns neglecting to sign Deandre Ayton to a contract extension, expectations for the Warriors’ season, potential “tailspin” teams, Eastern Conference contenders, and more (19:55). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Ben Solak about NFC Super Bowl contenders, takeaways from the Bills’ Monday-night loss to the Titans, reassessing the Patriots’ free-agency spending, and more (1:23:35).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Jackie MacMullan and Ben Solak
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    A Cowboys-Pats Holy Pod War. Plus Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal.

    A Cowboys-Pats Holy Pod War. Plus Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots’ overtime loss to the Cowboys, another Packers win over the Bears, Broncos-Raiders, Dolphins-Jaguars madness in London, Browns-Cardinals, Seahawks-Steelers, Rams-Giants, and more (1:55), before they Guess the lines for NFL Week 7 (36:15). They wrap up with Parent Corner, MLB Postseason talk, and a discussion of the Season 3 premiere of HBO’s ‘Succession’ [SPOILERS] (1:05:43).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Cousin Sal
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Dodgers Drama, Gruden’s Wreckage, Kyrie’s Soap Opera, and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Jay Caspian Kang

    Dodgers Drama, Gruden’s Wreckage, Kyrie’s Soap Opera, and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Jay Caspian Kang

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Dodgers' Game 5 win over the Giants, sending them to the NLCS for the second straight year (2:55). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Jon Gruden's exit from the Raiders, before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 6 (22:29). Finally Bill is joined by Jay Caspian Kang of The New York Times to discuss his new book, 'The Loneliest Americans,' as well as a range of NBA topics including Kyrie Irving and the Nets, the limits of NBA analytics, why the Trail Blazers need to trade for Ben Simmons, and more (1:14:30).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Peter Schrager and Jay Caspian Kang
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    NBA Over/Unders, Part 2: The West With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    NBA Over/Unders, Part 2: The West With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA Over/Unders pod. They run through win totals for each team in the Western Conference and look at odds for the NBA awards.

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
26.4K Ratings

26.4K Ratings

YupOkay ,

Love Pick the Lines

Podcasting legends. Always a great show. Look forward to each and every one.

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Good start by luka and the mavs!

Can we see luka get out of the first round before we say he’s good at all?????

Jackie Mac's podcast ,

Jackie Mac is unlistenable

She rambles and is not on the same level of current nba knowledge as Ryen or Bill. Seems to me that she can’t wait to get her point across and constantly talks over/interrupts Bill and Ryen. Would be extremely annoying if I were either of them. I’d much rather hear from Ryen than her. Pretty brutal to listen to. Her time has passed.

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