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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.

    Brazen Ravens, Evil Vikings, Minshew Mania, and NBA Trades After Dark With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    Brazen Ravens, Evil Vikings, Minshew Mania, and NBA Trades After Dark With Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Ravens’ crushing loss to the Steelers, the Eagles’ win over the Jets with backup QB Gardner Minshew, the Lions’ first win of the season vs. the Vikings, Cardinals-Bears, Bengals-Chargers, the AFC and NFC playoff picture, and more (2:36). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 14 (37:38) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:04:49). Finally, Bill talks with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor about their favorite fake NBA trades (1:12:33).


    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Cousin Sal and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Rodgers for MVP, Pats-Bills, and an Iconic Beatles Documentary With Peter Schrager and Chuck Klosterman

    Rodgers for MVP, Pats-Bills, and an Iconic Beatles Documentary With Peter Schrager and Chuck Klosterman

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the stumbling Rams, the Chiefs finding their stride, and why Aaron Rodgers should be the favorite for MVP (2:15), before making their Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 13 (22:09). Then Bill talks with Chuck Klosterman about the new documentary series by Peter Jackson, ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ (48:44).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Peter Schrager and Chuck Klosterman
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 2 hr 22 min
    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 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
26.4K Ratings

26.4K Ratings

Save me from St. Louis ,

Jagged

Not sure where to drop this Bill, but I really enjoyed the Doc. You caught the time, the music, and most of all Alanis. I was a fan of the album, who wasn’t, but knowing where those lyrics that I loved came from, and the balls she had to step out there and present herself that openly to the world. Nice job by everyone involved.

Nierdenar ,

Gambling OD

Sports as a pretext to talk betting. Not for me

Goonga55 ,

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This should be called the pro Boston sports and Darrel Moray podcast. Every story has some eventual way back to talk about Boston sports., current and former players. The Ringer employee’s do little to know pushback, and Bill goes on Boston is great rants.🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮. It’s clear Bill is influenced by his friendship with Darrell, probably gives him some Inside tip, to get positive spin from the show. I never seen anyone give the amount of kudos for a GM who never got to the finals, let alone win one. On top of that he destroyed the future for the rockets, good luck Philly.

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