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The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Ringer & Bill Simmons

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The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Ringer & Bill Simmons

2.7K
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49.7K
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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.

Latest Episodes

The LeBron-Davis Tandem, Denver’s Big Rally, Desus & Mero, and Jeff Daniels

EThe Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Nuggets' comeback win in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals vs. the Lakers, as well as the player combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis and where it ranks among the historic NBA duos (3:04). Then he is joined by Showtime’s Desus Nice and The Kid Mero to discuss NYC during the pandemic; New York sports; the NBA playoffs; MLB, adjusting to doing ‘Desus & Mero’ from home; interviewing late-night icon David Letterman; their new book, ‘God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons From the Bronx’; and more (24:45). Finally Bill talks with actor Jeff Daniels about some of his past work including ‘Terms of Endearment,’ ‘Speed,’ ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ and ‘The Newsroom’; Jim Carrey’s comedy run in the mid-'90s; performing on and off Broadway; his new two-part Showtime miniseries ‘The Comey Rule’; and more (1:15:15).

126 min1 d ago
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The LeBron-Davis Tandem, Denver’s Big Rally, Desus & Mero, and Jeff Daniels

Russ vs. Cam, Atlanta’s Pain, Murray’s Leap, the Annoying Lakers, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a nail-biter between the Seahawks and the Patriots, a miracle comeback by the Cowboys against the Falcons, the Chief’s overtime win vs. the Chargers led by rookie QB Justin Herbert, an injury-plagued NFL Sunday, another Vikings collapse, Buccaneers-Panthers, the 2-0 Chicago Bears, cross-off teams, and more (2:30), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 3 (56:18). Then they briefly discuss the NBA conference finals (1:21:35), before closing with Parent Corner (1:33:45).

103 min3 d ago
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Russ vs. Cam, Atlanta’s Pain, Murray’s Leap, the Annoying Lakers, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

Boston’s Flop, Riley’s Genius and Denver’s Cinderella Story with Jackie MacMullan, Plus Shorting the Jets

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by sports media legend Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Heat winning another close Eastern Conference finals game against the Celtics to bring the series to 2-0, the construction of the Miami Heat, the tenacious Denver Nuggets, the brilliance of Nikola Jokic, where the Clippers went wrong, how the 2020 NBA playoffs will be viewed historically, sports reporting in 2020, Jackie's advice to young journalists, and more (3:40). Then Bill gives out some Million Dollar Picks for this weekend's slate of NFL games (1:13:55)

97 min6 d ago
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Boston’s Flop, Riley’s Genius and Denver’s Cinderella Story with Jackie MacMullan, Plus Shorting the Jets

The Great Jokic, a Total Clipocalypse, Panic Trades, and Kemba Search Parties with Ryen Russillo

EThe Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers collapse in game seven of of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Nuggets, where this game ranks among historic playoff collapses, how the Nuggets match up with the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, panic Clippers trades and more (2:55). Then Bill and Ryen talk about the Heat beating the Celtics in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, what Rockets should do next, and more (1:20:40).

121 min1 w ago
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The Great Jokic, a Total Clipocalypse, Panic Trades, and Kemba Search Parties with Ryen Russillo

Cam Thrives, Brady Flounders, Best NFL Overreactions, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' gut-wrenching loss to the Rams, no-fan football, trouble in Tompa Bay, gambling disasters, the Bears' comeback win, Cam Newton's Patriots debut, the savvy Cardinals, and more (1:55), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 2 (54:48). Finally, Bill and Sal close out with another edition of Parent Corner (1:24:50).

98 min1 w ago
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Cam Thrives, Brady Flounders, Best NFL Overreactions, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Scarier Chiefs, Week 1 NFL Picks, Kyle “The Villain” Lowry, and Coach Steve Nash With Raja Bell

EThe Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Lakers-Rockets and the NFL season opener in which the Chiefs rolled the Texans,before kicking off Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (3:35). Then Bill is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the Celtics-Raptors series, Game 6, the Raptors' effective defense, the Heat awaiting their opponent for the Eastern Conference Finals, Brooklyn Nets new head coach Steve Nash, and more (34:30).

113 min1 w ago
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The Scarier Chiefs, Week 1 NFL Picks, Kyle “The Villain” Lowry, and Coach Steve Nash With Raja Bell

Playoff Rondo, Tompa Bay, NFL Sleepers, and Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Lakers-Rockets and Celtics-Raptors (2:53) before he is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Bill’s favorite storylines heading into the NFL season (17:22). Then they kick off their FOURTEENTH season of Guess the Lines and guess the NFL lines for Week 1. Finally, Parent Corner returns (1:05:55).

117 min2 w ago
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Playoff Rondo, Tompa Bay, NFL Sleepers, and Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal

A Giannis Dilemma, Butler’s Alpha Destiny, the Too-Cool Clips, Kyle Lowry, and Homer Corner With Ryen Russillo

EThe Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ playoff turmoil, whether Giannis will re-sign with the Bucks, the Heat’s rising playoffs expectations, Clippers-Nuggets, Raptors-Celtics, Steve Nash as the Nets head coach, Bill’s son Ben’s first-ever fantasy football draft, and more!

118 min2 w ago
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A Giannis Dilemma, Butler’s Alpha Destiny, the Too-Cool Clips, Kyle Lowry, and Homer Corner With Ryen Russillo

Featuring Andre Iguodala, Van Lathan, and Bakari Sellers. Plus: RIP, Tom Seaver.

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to the Raptors' last-second victory over the Boston Celtics to bring the series to 2-1, as well as the Rockets' Game 7 against the Thunder (1:13). Then Bill is joined by 3x NBA champion and Miami Heat member Andre Iguodala to discuss joining the Heat in February of 2020; playing with teammates like Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo, and Jimmy Butler; the toughest NBA players he ever had to guard; pausing the playoffs and the large player meeting that followed; and the U.S. Open, PGA Tour, and more (15:38). Then Bill talks with Bakari Sellers and Van Lathan about the 2020 presidential election, fighting for social justice in America, the coronavirus pandemic, and more (1:06:20). Finally, Bill remembers the great Tom Seaver by reading an essay he wrote about him in 2001 titled "Do I Have Anything Left?" (2:05:50)

141 min2 w ago
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Featuring Andre Iguodala, Van Lathan, and Bakari Sellers. Plus: RIP, Tom Seaver.

Denver Lives, Harden vs. CP3, and Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Football Preview | With Joe House

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Joe House about the Utah Jazz exiting the NBA playoffs in a Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets, James Harden's "disappearance" during Rockets-Thunder Game 6, and the monumental stakes for Houston in the upcoming Game 7. Plus: Celtics-Raptors, the Heat giving the Bucks trouble, and more (1:25). Then Bill is joined by ESPN's fantasy football guru, Matthew Berry, to gear up for the start of the NFL season. They talk top skill-position players, strategies for snake drafts and auctions, stack-worthy NFL offenses, stay-aways, sleepers, and more (50:08).

131 min3 w ago
Comments
Denver Lives, Harden vs. CP3, and Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Football Preview | With Joe House

Latest Episodes

The LeBron-Davis Tandem, Denver’s Big Rally, Desus & Mero, and Jeff Daniels

EThe Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Nuggets' comeback win in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals vs. the Lakers, as well as the player combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis and where it ranks among the historic NBA duos (3:04). Then he is joined by Showtime’s Desus Nice and The Kid Mero to discuss NYC during the pandemic; New York sports; the NBA playoffs; MLB, adjusting to doing ‘Desus & Mero’ from home; interviewing late-night icon David Letterman; their new book, ‘God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons From the Bronx’; and more (24:45). Finally Bill talks with actor Jeff Daniels about some of his past work including ‘Terms of Endearment,’ ‘Speed,’ ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ and ‘The Newsroom’; Jim Carrey’s comedy run in the mid-'90s; performing on and off Broadway; his new two-part Showtime miniseries ‘The Comey Rule’; and more (1:15:15).

126 min1 d ago
Comments
The LeBron-Davis Tandem, Denver’s Big Rally, Desus & Mero, and Jeff Daniels

Russ vs. Cam, Atlanta’s Pain, Murray’s Leap, the Annoying Lakers, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a nail-biter between the Seahawks and the Patriots, a miracle comeback by the Cowboys against the Falcons, the Chief’s overtime win vs. the Chargers led by rookie QB Justin Herbert, an injury-plagued NFL Sunday, another Vikings collapse, Buccaneers-Panthers, the 2-0 Chicago Bears, cross-off teams, and more (2:30), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 3 (56:18). Then they briefly discuss the NBA conference finals (1:21:35), before closing with Parent Corner (1:33:45).

103 min3 d ago
Comments
Russ vs. Cam, Atlanta’s Pain, Murray’s Leap, the Annoying Lakers, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

Boston’s Flop, Riley’s Genius and Denver’s Cinderella Story with Jackie MacMullan, Plus Shorting the Jets

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by sports media legend Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Heat winning another close Eastern Conference finals game against the Celtics to bring the series to 2-0, the construction of the Miami Heat, the tenacious Denver Nuggets, the brilliance of Nikola Jokic, where the Clippers went wrong, how the 2020 NBA playoffs will be viewed historically, sports reporting in 2020, Jackie's advice to young journalists, and more (3:40). Then Bill gives out some Million Dollar Picks for this weekend's slate of NFL games (1:13:55)

97 min6 d ago
Comments
Boston’s Flop, Riley’s Genius and Denver’s Cinderella Story with Jackie MacMullan, Plus Shorting the Jets

The Great Jokic, a Total Clipocalypse, Panic Trades, and Kemba Search Parties with Ryen Russillo

EThe Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers collapse in game seven of of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Nuggets, where this game ranks among historic playoff collapses, how the Nuggets match up with the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, panic Clippers trades and more (2:55). Then Bill and Ryen talk about the Heat beating the Celtics in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, what Rockets should do next, and more (1:20:40).

121 min1 w ago
Comments
The Great Jokic, a Total Clipocalypse, Panic Trades, and Kemba Search Parties with Ryen Russillo

Cam Thrives, Brady Flounders, Best NFL Overreactions, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' gut-wrenching loss to the Rams, no-fan football, trouble in Tompa Bay, gambling disasters, the Bears' comeback win, Cam Newton's Patriots debut, the savvy Cardinals, and more (1:55), before guessing the NFL lines for Week 2 (54:48). Finally, Bill and Sal close out with another edition of Parent Corner (1:24:50).

98 min1 w ago
Comments
Cam Thrives, Brady Flounders, Best NFL Overreactions, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

The Scarier Chiefs, Week 1 NFL Picks, Kyle “The Villain” Lowry, and Coach Steve Nash With Raja Bell

EThe Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Lakers-Rockets and the NFL season opener in which the Chiefs rolled the Texans,before kicking off Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (3:35). Then Bill is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the Celtics-Raptors series, Game 6, the Raptors' effective defense, the Heat awaiting their opponent for the Eastern Conference Finals, Brooklyn Nets new head coach Steve Nash, and more (34:30).

113 min1 w ago
Comments
The Scarier Chiefs, Week 1 NFL Picks, Kyle “The Villain” Lowry, and Coach Steve Nash With Raja Bell

Playoff Rondo, Tompa Bay, NFL Sleepers, and Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Lakers-Rockets and Celtics-Raptors (2:53) before he is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Bill’s favorite storylines heading into the NFL season (17:22). Then they kick off their FOURTEENTH season of Guess the Lines and guess the NFL lines for Week 1. Finally, Parent Corner returns (1:05:55).

117 min2 w ago
Comments
Playoff Rondo, Tompa Bay, NFL Sleepers, and Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal

A Giannis Dilemma, Butler’s Alpha Destiny, the Too-Cool Clips, Kyle Lowry, and Homer Corner With Ryen Russillo

EThe Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ playoff turmoil, whether Giannis will re-sign with the Bucks, the Heat’s rising playoffs expectations, Clippers-Nuggets, Raptors-Celtics, Steve Nash as the Nets head coach, Bill’s son Ben’s first-ever fantasy football draft, and more!

118 min2 w ago
Comments
A Giannis Dilemma, Butler’s Alpha Destiny, the Too-Cool Clips, Kyle Lowry, and Homer Corner With Ryen Russillo

Featuring Andre Iguodala, Van Lathan, and Bakari Sellers. Plus: RIP, Tom Seaver.

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons reacts to the Raptors' last-second victory over the Boston Celtics to bring the series to 2-1, as well as the Rockets' Game 7 against the Thunder (1:13). Then Bill is joined by 3x NBA champion and Miami Heat member Andre Iguodala to discuss joining the Heat in February of 2020; playing with teammates like Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo, and Jimmy Butler; the toughest NBA players he ever had to guard; pausing the playoffs and the large player meeting that followed; and the U.S. Open, PGA Tour, and more (15:38). Then Bill talks with Bakari Sellers and Van Lathan about the 2020 presidential election, fighting for social justice in America, the coronavirus pandemic, and more (1:06:20). Finally, Bill remembers the great Tom Seaver by reading an essay he wrote about him in 2001 titled "Do I Have Anything Left?" (2:05:50)

141 min2 w ago
Comments
Featuring Andre Iguodala, Van Lathan, and Bakari Sellers. Plus: RIP, Tom Seaver.

Denver Lives, Harden vs. CP3, and Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Football Preview | With Joe House

EThe Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Joe House about the Utah Jazz exiting the NBA playoffs in a Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets, James Harden's "disappearance" during Rockets-Thunder Game 6, and the monumental stakes for Houston in the upcoming Game 7. Plus: Celtics-Raptors, the Heat giving the Bucks trouble, and more (1:25). Then Bill is joined by ESPN's fantasy football guru, Matthew Berry, to gear up for the start of the NFL season. They talk top skill-position players, strategies for snake drafts and auctions, stack-worthy NFL offenses, stay-aways, sleepers, and more (50:08).

131 min3 w ago
Comments
Denver Lives, Harden vs. CP3, and Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Football Preview | With Joe House
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