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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 • 26.1K 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.

    Matt Damon! Plus: Giannis Cards and COVID Confusion With Mike Gioseffi and Derek Thompson

    Matt Damon! Plus: Giannis Cards and COVID Confusion With Mike Gioseffi and Derek Thompson

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mike Gioseffi of The Ringer's 'Sports Cards Nonsense' podcast to discuss changes in the market for Giannis Antetokounmpo's rookie card following his first NBA championship, as well as other changes in the sports cards landscape (6:45). Then Bill talks to The Atlantic's Derek Thompson about the COVID-19 delta variant, vaccine hesitancy, new policies for universities and sports teams, and more (35:05). Finally Bill is joined by Matt Damon to discuss the lingering pain of losing Mookie Betts to the Dodgers, Tom Brady's seventh Super Bowl win, the upcoming Patriots season, '90s movie eras, 'Stillwater,' why Tom Cruise is the ultimate stuntman, future projects, and more (1:02:35)!


    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Matt Damon, Derek Thompson, and Mike Gioseffi
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 2 hr 16 min
    An Immortal Giannis Game and Milwaukee’s Title with Ryen Russillo

    An Immortal Giannis Game and Milwaukee’s Title with Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks winning the NBA Finals! They discuss Giannis’s historic 50 points, legacy implications, winners and losers, Suns and Bucks offseason moves, and a look ahead to the NBA draft, before discussing the HBO Max series ‘The White Lotus.’

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Ryen Russillo
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Bucks on the Brink, Giannis vs. History, Finals Leaps, and NFL Bets With Joe House

    Bucks on the Brink, Giannis vs. History, Finals Leaps, and NFL Bets With Joe House

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Bucks’ Game 5 Finals win over the Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo's enthralling basketball journey, what the Suns need in order to pull off a Game 6 win, and more (3:15). They then talk a little golf, NFL futures bets, Olympic basketball, and more (1:02:40).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Joe House 
    Producer: Kyle Crichton 
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Previewing the Rest of the NBA Finals With Jackie MacMullan and Seerat Sohi

    Previewing the Rest of the NBA Finals With Jackie MacMullan and Seerat Sohi

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan and The Ringer's Seerat Sohi to examine and recap the first four games of the NBA Finals as well as speculate on the games to come. They discuss concerns about Chris Paul, the Bucks' supporting cast, Giannis Antetokounmpo's expanded impact on the game, unlikely heroes for the upcoming games, series predictions, and more.

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Jackie MacMullan and Seerat Sohi
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Game 4 Overreactions, CP3’s Stinker, Kawhi Weirdness, and Draft Trades With Ryen Russillo

    Game 4 Overreactions, CP3’s Stinker, Kawhi Weirdness, and Draft Trades With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ Game 4 Finals win over the Suns, tying the series at 2-2 (1:25). They also hit on news of Kawhi Leonard’s injury (41:50), Team USA (55:45), NBA draft lottery prospects, fake trades, and more (1:00:25).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Ryen Russillo
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    The Giannis Leap, England’s Agony, and UFC 264 With Kevin O’Connor, Chris Ryan, and Kevin Clark

    The Giannis Leap, England’s Agony, and UFC 264 With Kevin O’Connor, Chris Ryan, and Kevin Clark

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the Bucks’ Game 3 Finals win over the Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s dominance on the court, speculative Finals scenarios, Team USA’s startling loss to Nigeria, offseason trade buzz, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with Chris Ryan about England’s loss to Italy in the Euro Final (1:16:00). Finally Bill talks to Kevin Clark about UFC 264, Conor McGregor’s fight-ending injury, exciting upcoming UFC fights, the postponed Wilder-Fury boxing match, and more (1:43:15).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Kevin O'Connor, Chris Ryan, and Kevin Clark
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 2 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
26.1K Ratings

26.1K Ratings

i had to get it on man ,

MLB draft coverage?

Great podcast I have been a listener to many ringer podcasts for about 3 years. But where was the R2C2 pod or something from the ringer on the mlb draft. You have the mismatch cover the draft all year ? But can’t do any thoughts on the mlb draft? Missed opportunity. This draft had some great moments, ( Mayer and Rocker falling) and you guys had an opportunity to cover it. One of the best live drafts since the 2013 NBA draft which you did. People still care about baseball. Also with MLB the show now available on Xbox there is a whole new younger audience interested in baseball. Maybe a factor why the MLB all star game had double the viewers of the NBA All star game

50% Fan Now ,

Bill and Russillo tension is ruining the show

I’ve loved this pod for years, but for the last 3-4 months the tension between Bill and Russillo has sapped the fun out of this show, and it’s a painful listen now whenever Russillo comes on. I used to look forward to the Russillo episodes before he joined the ringer and skip the House episodes, and now House seems like a joy in comparison. Russillo used to be hilarious, now he’s taking it way too seriously and trying to prove something.

jaymoney33 ,

Overall, great

This is one of my favorite sports podcasts but this Sareet girl that has been on several times recently is the worst. She talks more than Bill and just goes on and on about such random things.
Makes the podcast almost unlistenable.

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