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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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An NBA Summer Movement Review With Ryen Russillo
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to share their thoughts on the NBA offseason thus far. They discuss DeMar DeRozan winding up with the Kings (3:00), what will happen with Lauri Markkanen (19:54), and the Sixers signing Paul George (48:32). Plus, Ceruti joins to preview the Olympic basketball rosters (103:42). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producers: Steve Ceruti and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
128:53 08/07/2024
The Celtics Sale, USMNT’s Flop, Lakers Hail Marys, and 'The Bear' Season 3 With Rob Stone and Van Lathan
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons updates his NBA tier list after the latest free agent moves and then discusses what he thinks Danny Ainge’s plan is with Lauri Markkanen, why the CBA is broken, and the thought process behind Wyc Grousbeck’s decision to sell his stake in the Celtics (02:06). Next, Bill is joined by Fox Sports’ Rob Stone to discuss the disappointing USMNT loss to Uruguay, debate whether Christian Pulisic is good enough to be the best player on a team, talk about the lost opportunities to capitalize on soccer interest in the country, and more (31:39). Bill is also joined by Van Lathan, and they talk through the drafting of Bronny James, the hope they have for 'Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F' to be decent, what will happen with Joe Biden, the Kendrick Lamar–Drake beef, and their thoughts on Season 3 of FX’s 'The Bear' (55:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Stone and Van Lathan Producers: Steve Ceruti and Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
113:11 03/07/2024
Paul George Leaves L.A., GSW’s Murky Future, Day One Reactions, and Half-Baked Ideas With Kevin Wildes
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes of FS1 to discuss the beginning of NBA free agency, including the report that Paul George will leave the Clippers and that the 76ers are front-runners for his next team (1:34). Plus, the end of the Klay Thompson era in Golden State (25:45), Chris Paul joins Victor Wembanyama in San Antonio, Dejounte Murray is traded to the Pelicans (45:54), the Nuggets' malaise, Knicks hype, and more (1:07:41). They close the show with some Half-Baked Ideas (1:19:27). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Wildes Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
100:58 01/07/2024
Part 2: NBA Draft Winners, Losers, and More Losers With Ryen Russillo
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to react to Round 1 of the NBA draft, including the Frenchmen leading the draft, Reed Sheppard to Houston, the Timberwolves moving up for Rob Dillingham, Dalton Knecht falling to the Lakers at no. 17, Zach Edey making the lottery, the Spurs getting their guard, questionable moves from the Pistons and Trail Blazers, a steal for the 76ers, telecast notes, Bill getting his guy at no. 30, and much more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
74:07 27/06/2024
NBA Draftapalooza Part 1: A Massive Knicks Trade With Ryen Russillo
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the massive trade sending Mikal Bridges to the Knicks, what the 2024 Mavericks signal about the state of the NBA, the recent Kevin Durant trade buzz, NBA draft speculation, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
70:50 26/06/2024
NBA Draft Red Flags, Edey Sleeper Watch, and a UFC 303 Breakdown With Kevin O’Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Ariel Helwani
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann to discuss an incredibly ambiguous NBA draft; they discuss the range of opinions on foreign prospects Alex Sarr and Zaccharie Risacher, Reed Sheppard's ceiling, why Rob Dillingham is the most interesting player in the draft, why Zach Edey belongs in the NBA, "slide guys," and much more (2:07). Then Bill talks with Ariel Helwani about how the UFC has become Bill's third-favorite sport, the upcoming UFC 303, "Should we give up on Conor McGregor?," and more (1:03:51). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O’Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Ariel Helwani Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
112:35 25/06/2024
Atlanta’s Options, PG-13’s Future, Advice for GSW, Edmonton’s Comeback, and the Karen Read Trial With Ryen Russillo
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Paul George trade buzz, what they would do if they were the Warriors (2:08), the trade value of the Hawks' first overall draft pick, best fits for the lottery players (23:34), the Josh Giddey–Alex Caruso trade, advice for the Bulls and Pistons (56:03), all-time GM draft performances, NHL finals Game 7, the Karen Read trial (1:18:36), and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
123:54 24/06/2024
The 12 Remaining NBA Questions With Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney to unload a ton of NBA Finals big-picture thoughts. They talk about how the Finals MVP seemed to eclipse the Celtics' title and a truly weird postseason (1:33); Jaylen Brown's ascension, Kristaps Porzingis's image rehab, and NBA awards tweaks (20:27); what's next for Jayson Tatum, and which team could "crash the playoff party" next season (43:30); whether this was the Mavericks' big chance and "Kyrie Irving: over/under/properly rated?" Plus, Lakers vs. Celtics franchise legacy, and more (1:06:21)! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
102:04 20/06/2024
The Celtics Win Banner 18 With Bill’s Dad
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his Dad after watching the Celtics win their 18th NBA title from TD Garden. They relive some key moments from Game 5, give Joe Mazzulla his flowers, litigate the Finals MVP, rank this title in Boston sports history, wonder what's next for the Celtics, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
64:15 18/06/2024
Part 2: A Mavs-Celts Breakdown, Philly’s Summer Plans, and a Lakers Competency Check-In With Ryen Russillo
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss whether the Mavs found something in Game 4 of the Finals, or if the Celtics just sucked. Plus how nervous is Bill heading into Game 5? Then, they chat about why the Lakers haven’t hired a coach yet, and play a game of "What Would You Do?" if they were running the Sixers and Bulls. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
80:14 17/06/2024
Part 1: The Legacy Episode, the Next Kyrie, and White Boy Summer With Ryen Russillo
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the history of sports legacy "reassessments," NBA players who can change their legacies over the next few seasons, Reed Sheppard NBA draft thoughts, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
78:02 16/06/2024
Celtics on the Brink With Doc Rivers
The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some solo Celtics reactions (0:34) before he is joined by Bucks coach Doc Rivers to discuss taking over in Milwaukee midway through the season, a wacky Eastern Conference postseason (6:42), the Celtics taking Game 3 in Dallas, NBA stories, and more (23:17). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Doc Rivers Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
78:26 13/06/2024
KP’s Hurt, Dallas Is Alive, Lakers Misconceptions, the Caitlin Content Machine, and Big Fight Bill With Chris Mannix
The Ringer's Bill Simmons runs through six sports topics, including Warner's NBA rights fiasco, the Caitlin Clark media frenzy, the Lakers' coaching search, and more (1:43). Then, Bill is joined by SI's Chris Mannix to discuss Kristaps Porzingis's injury and whether it opens the door for the Mavericks (28:38), key adjustments for Jayson Tatum, Game 3 predictions (46:04), and some boxing talk (1:15:17). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Chris Mannix Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
95:25 12/06/2024
Boston Wins Game 2, Plus NBA Draft Stuff, Nets/Hawks Advice, and the Next Lakers Coach With Ryen Russillo
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics' Game 2 win vs. the Mavericks, more Tatum struggles, Jrue Holiday's brilliance, Kyrie's slump, the keys to keep Dallas's hope alive, series predictions, and more (1:25). Then Bill and Ryen talk about the puzzling 2024 NBA draft (1:05:18), get into Jimmy Butler's uncertain future (1:24:30), and offer up offseason advice and fake trades for the Hawks and Nets (1:33:42). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
148:14 10/06/2024
Boston’s Big Game 1 Win: Takeaways From Row 3 With Bill’s Dad
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his Dad to discuss being inside TD Garden for the Celtics' Game 1 win over the Mavericks in the NBA Finals. They discuss the impact of Kristaps Porzingis's return, Boston's defense, the Mavs' lineups, Jayson Tatum's struggles, Game 2 predictions, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61:59 07/06/2024
The NBA Finals Gambling Preview With Cousin Sal and Joe House
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Joe House to discuss betting angles for the Celtics-Mavericks Finals series, favorite bets, predictions, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
77:14 05/06/2024
Part 2: Barkley’s Future, TNT’s Possible Past, and 2024 NBA Media Trends With Ryen Russillo and Bryan Curtis
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Bryan Curtis to discuss NBA Finals narratives, the state of modern sports studio shows and broadcasts, the future of 'Inside the NBA,' NBA schedule debates, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Bryan Curtis Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
82:00 03/06/2024
Part 1: The Best NBA Finals Angles With Ryen Russillo
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Mavericks-Celtics NBA Finals, a look back on each team's playoff path, NBA historical implications, how the Mavericks reinvented their team mid-season, player matchups, and much more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
67:37 03/06/2024
RIP Bill Walton. Plus, Minnesota Avoids a Sweep, a Towns Semi-Redemption, and Best Backcourts With J. Kyle Mann.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Timberwolves avoiding a sweep by winning Game 4 in Dallas, what happened to home-court advantage in the NBA, "best NBA backcourt ever" debates, Celtics speculation, and more (1:44). Finally, Bill remembers the great Bill Walton for his incredible college exploits, his Hall of Fame NBA career, and his unique and joyous approach to basketball and life (1:04:11). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: J. Kyle Mann Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
93:25 29/05/2024
Luka’s Ascendance and a Mavs-Celtics Finals Is Brewing With Ryen Russillo
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Mavericks' 3-0 series lead over the Timberwolves, the mastery of Luka Doncic, the revival of Kyrie Irving (1:28), struggles for KAT and Anthony Edwards (23:50), a history of the "best player alive" belt (46:37), the Celtics-Pacers series, Jayson Tatum debates, Finals speculation, and more (1:06:08). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
115:25 27/05/2024
A Tatum/Brown Convo, Indy in Trouble, Kyrie’s Revival, and Best Defenses Ever With Rob Mahoney, Chris Ryan, and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney to discuss the Celtics' Game 2 win over the Pacers and whether the series is already over with Tyrese Haliburton's injury (2:51). Plus, an awesome Mavericks-Timberwolves series (34:40), the Cavaliers fire head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, the NBA coaching carousel, and more (52:11). Finally, Bill talks with two-time NBA champion Isiah Thomas about the uniqueness of Kyrie Irving, the all-time greatest NBA defensive teams, Pistons stories, how the Mavericks and Timberwolves match up, and more (1:14:24). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Isiah Thomas, Chris Ryan, and Rob Mahoney Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
104:43 24/05/2024
The Celtics Steal Game 1 With Kevin O’Connor, plus Wesley Morris on NYC’s NBA Revival, ‘Challengers’ Nit-Picks, and Worst Sports Movie Endings
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Celtics' overtime win vs. the Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Mavericks-Timberwolves predictions, the Lakers' coaching search, and more (1:40). Then, Bill talks to the New York Times' Wesley Morris about NY sports, before discussing the new Zendaya film, 'Challengers', the worst sports movie endings of all time, and summer 2024 films (1:01:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Kevin O'Connor and Wesley Morris Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
138:43 22/05/2024
Part 2: Minnesota Knocks Out Denver (Good God!!!) With Ryen Russillo
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, the Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Timberwolves executing the largest Game 7 comeback win in NBA history vs. the Nuggets, winners and losers from this series, a Timberwolves-Mavericks preview, Usyk-Fury, NBA draft talk, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
64:05 20/05/2024
Part 1: Indy Crushes at MSG, Knicks Summer Targets, Dallas Delivers, and OKC’s Fatal Flaw With Ryen Russillo
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Pacers' Game 7 win over the Knicks to reach the Eastern Conference finals, a Pacers-Celtics preview, the Mavericks sending the Thunder home in a nail-biter Game 6, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
80:42 20/05/2024
Nuggets-Wolves Game 7 Legacy Check, OKC’s Big Issue, an NFL Complaint, and Boston’s Eight-Year Run With Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Rob Mahoney to discuss how the Timberwolves blew out the Nuggets in Game 6, who has the biggest legacy implications for Game 7, Nikola Jokic's historic career playoff stats, Thunder-Mavericks, Knicks-Pacers, and more (1:05). Finally, Bill opens a Michelob Ultra six-pack and runs through six topics, including NFL scheduling, the death of a sports dynasty, 'Inside the NBA,' playoff hockey, the PGA tournament, and the Celtics' "historic-adjacent" run (1:14:26). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
100:40 17/05/2024
The Joker’s Revenge, Brunson Runs Amok and an NFL Over/Under Check-In With Justin Termine and Michael Lombardi
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Termine to discuss Nikola Jokic's Game 5 masterpiece performance vs. the Timberwolves (2:52), the Knicks trouncing the Pacers (30:08), and Mavericks-Thunder (43:34), before talking with Michael Lombardi about the NFL schedule release, favorite win totals bets, which teams are shaping up to have a down season, and more (1:00:23). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Justin Termine and Michael Lombardi Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
130:49 15/05/2024
The Undertaker Nuggets, the Knicks on Fumes, OKC’s Playoff Education and an NBA Lottery Snoozer With Ryen Russillo
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Nuggets evening up their series with the Timberwolves (1:47), the Pacers' Game 4 win over the Knicks bringing the series to 2-2 (35:14), Mavericks-Thunder (51:54), and Celtics-Cavaliers (1:06:00). Then they discuss the shocking outcome of the NBA Draft Lottery, fake trades, and more (1:19:49). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
122:52 13/05/2024
The Frustrating Celtics, One-Leg Luka, the Depleted Knicks, and Scapegoat Vogel With Joe House and Big Wos
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Wosny Lambre to discuss the Mavericks' Game 2 win over the Thunder (2:09), the Celtics' discouraging loss to the Cavaliers (27:34), the firing of Frank Vogel (51:38), and more, before Bill introduces a new segment called "I Hate to Tell Ya..." (1:04:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
94:46 10/05/2024
What If the T-Wolves Sweep Denver? Plus, the NBA’s Media Deal and Freshman-Year College Lessons With Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Zoe Simmons.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons wonders out loud about a number of scenarios that could happen if the Timberwolves sweep the Nuggets in Round 2 (3:31). Then, Bill is joined by Ethan Sherwood Strauss to discuss the new NBA media deal and post–All-Star break NBA officiating (31:05). Finally, Bill talks with his daughter, Zoe Simmons, who just finished her freshman year of college, about some of the things she's learned about life in the past nine months (1:21:06). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
114:02 08/05/2024
Part 2: The Incredible Brady Roast, plus Round 2 Picks, and the Murky Deion/Heat/Lakers Futures With Ryen Russillo and Van Lathan
In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Netflix's live roast of Tom Brady (1:29), before he is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about their expectations for Thunder-Mavs and Knicks-Pacers (17:02). Then, Van Lathan joins to discuss what the Heat should do with Jimmy Butler, whether the Suns should trade a big piece, the problems with Deion Sanders and Colorado, and a big Lakers deep dive, including LeBron’s future, the next coach, and the shadow of Kobe’s legacy (46:08). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Van Lathan Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
124:00 06/05/2024

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