The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

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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July 23, 2021 136 min
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 ...
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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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoi...
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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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastch...
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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 MacMu...
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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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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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 i...
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by business/tech analyst and massive Bucks fan Ben Thompson to discuss the Suns’ Game 2 Finals win and the silver linings for Game 3 in Milwaukee (1:45). Then Bill talks to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani about covering the UFC, the excitement of the pre-fight weigh-in, UFC competitors, the upcoming McGregor-Poirier fight at UFC 264, and more (32:35). Finally Bill talks to his old friend JackO about...
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ Game 1 Finals win over the Bucks, the Bucks’ adjustments, gauging Giannis’s injury, where Arizona in July ranks among the worst NBA Finals destinations, and more (2:00). Then they talk about Shohei Ohtani’s dominance of the MLB and why it isn’t a bigger story, random sports fixes, NBA draft prospects, and more (1:12:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russil...
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on a superstar-less Bucks-Hawks Game 5 (3:00), before talking with The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis about sportscasting legend Marv Albert’s upcoming retirement, the play-by-play Mount Rushmore, how instant replay has plagued the NBA’s television product, NBA Finals media story lines, and more (25:00). Finally Bill is joined by SI’s Chris Mannix to discuss Chris Paul and the Suns defeating the...
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Chris Ryan to break down a wild Bucks-Hawks Game 4, including Giannis’s knee injury, the improbable success of the Trae-less Hawks, and predictions for how this series and the Suns-Clippers series will play out (2:50). Then, former Hollywood Reporter editor Matthew Belloni joins the show to discuss whether or not movies will ever fully return to theaters, what the future of mo...
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In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Bucks’ Game 3 win over the Hawks, Khris Middleton’s fourth quarter, Trae Young’s injury, series predictions, and more (2:00). They then wonder how this year's NBA champions will be remembered, before discussing news that Damian Lillard may be looking to move on from the Portland Trail Blazers (20:00). Finally Ryen and B...
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In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ Game 4 win over the Clippers, Deandre Ayton’s importance to the Suns’ success, the uncertainty surrounding Kawhi Leonard, why Bill thinks the Clippers still have a chance, and more (2:30) before they revisit the 2018 NBA draft and discuss potential trades leading up to the 2021 NBA draft, Team USA, and more (44:00). ...
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Seerat Sohi to discuss the Clippers' Game 3 win over the Suns (3:00). Then Bill talks with Jackie MacMullan about newly anointed NBA star Trae Young and how he's evolved as a teammate (35:00), what the future holds for Ben Simmons (53:00), and the NBA coaching carousel, including Rick Carlisle to the Pacers, Ime Udoka to the Celtics, the Mavericks' head coach vacancy, and more (1:1...
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Suns’ Game 2 victory over the Clippers, Deandre Ayton's game-saving alley-oop, a slew of reviews that dragged out the end of the game, hope for the Clippers, and more (3:00) before sharing some NBA gambling odds and discussing Jon Rahm’s U.S. Open victory (21:30). Then Bill is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Wosny Lambre, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the 2021 NBA draft lo...
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In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss another 76ers playoff exit as the Hawks win Game 7 to head to the Eastern Conference Finals. They discuss the fundamental problems Ben Simmons brings to the Sixers, a lackluster (yet confident) Trae Young performance, and more (3:00) before discussing why this may be the strangest postseason in recent memory (50:45). Then they ...
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In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns' Game 1 victory over the Clippers, Devin Booker's superior shot-making, speculation on Kawhi Leonard's injury, as well as the Clippers’ Game 6 victory over the Jazz on Friday night (3:30). They also issue some “playoffs apologies” to a few players including Nicolas Batum, Reggie Jackson, Trae Young, and...
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson to discuss the Bucks’ Game 6 win over the Nets, Khris Middleton's impressive night, and a look ahead to Game 7 in Brooklyn (4:00). They also discuss coach Rick Carlisle's exit from the Mavericks, rumblings of unhappy young stars Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson, the upcoming NBA coaching carousel (25:45), the Hawks’ Game 5 win over the 76e...
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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to discuss Kevin Durant’s incredible performance in the Nets’ Game 5 comeback win over the Bucks. They talk about Durant’s 49 points in 48 minutes, the Bucks’ questionable in-game adjustments, James Harden’s hamstring injury, Game 6 predictions, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Jonathan Tjarks about a report from The Athletic that there is friction in the Mavericks' front o...
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In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Chris Paul and the Suns bouncing the Nuggets from the playoffs, why this Suns team is the perfect fit for Chris Paul, how this season ranks among “old-guy title runs,” and more (3:00). Then they discuss the Clippers’ blowout Game 3 win over the Jazz, best Finals narratives, Hawks-76ers, and more (52:00). Host: Bill Simmons Gue...
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In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Nets’ Game 4 loss to the Bucks after Kyrie Irving was injured. Among their questions: Did the series just flip in the Bucks’ favor? Is Kevin Durant officiated differently than other superstars? Is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s play style inefficient for his skill set? (3:00) Then Bill and Ryen run through their much-alluded-to li...
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