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The Bill Simmons Podcast
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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.

Episodes
  • 2024 / 2 / 28
    The Wemby Era, a Women’s Hoops Revolution, Taylor Swift Vs. the Beatles, and Maye Vs. Daniels With Chuck Klosterman

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss Victor Wembanyama speculations, international basketball, and cracks in the American youth basketball structure (1:22), before they talk...

  • 2024 / 2 / 26
    Best In-Person NBA Stars, Trickiest Playoff Teams, Jaylen Brown on Trial, and the Hottest Take With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Nuggets-Warriors (1:52) and best NBA players to see in person (19:02), before wondering which playoff teams are going to fool everyone (46:56)....

  • 2024 / 2 / 16
    The Future of Everything With Derek Thompson, Plus UFC 300’s Missing Main Event and the Rock’s Turn With Ariel Helwani

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Derek Thompson to discuss the "future of everything," including health, culture, tech, and sports (3:15). Then Bill talks with Ariel Helwani about the buzz for the...

  • 2024 / 2 / 13
    The Warriors Come Alive, Wemby, Mahomes, the Bucks, and the Uncertain 2024 Election With Logan Murdock and Tara Palmeri

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Logan Murdock to discuss his article "The Golden State Warriors Don’t Think This Is the End," Jonathan Kuminga's development, Klay Thompson's new outlook, Draymond...

  • 2024 / 2 / 12
    Three for KC, MVP Mahomes, Shanahan’s Error, Craziest Bets, and More Super Bowl Reactions With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap Super Bowl LVIII, talk winners and losers, highlight the biggest moments, update legacies, review their gambling ledgers, and more! Host: Bill...

  • 2024 / 2 / 8
    Part 2: The NBA Trade Deadline Was a Dud With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of our NBA trade deadline special, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo as the deadline closed to discuss some of the other small moves that went down, like P.J. Washington to the...

  • 2024 / 2 / 8
    Part 1: NBA Trade Deadline Reactions With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of our NBA trade deadline special, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to break down the early trades of the day, including the Knicks’ added shooting making them a scarier team in...

  • 2024 / 2 / 7
    The 2024 NBA Trade Value Rankings

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is prepping for the NBA trade deadline by naming his 25 honorable mentions (2:14), followed by the top 75 NBA trade-value players (11:45)! Host: Bill Simmons Producer: Kyle...

  • 2024 / 2 / 5
    The Super Bowl LVIII Props Mega-Special With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss their Super Bowl bet win-loss record for the 21st century (2:53) before running through their favorite prop bets for Super Bowl LVIII (19:47)....

  • 2024 / 1 / 31
    Tortured Jets Fans, NFL Fixes, and Curb Your Enthusiasm’s 25-Year Run With Larry David

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Larry David to discuss sports, movies, 'Seinfeld,' 25 years of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Larry David Producer: Kyle Crichton The...

  • 2024 / 1 / 29
    A Lion-Sized Collapse, Mahomes Rises Again, Guess the Super Bowl Line, and NBA Award Long Shots With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the 49ers coming back to beat the Lions (1:11) and the Ravens falling to the Chiefs (23:49). They then guess the line for Super Bowl LVIII (41:41),...

  • 2024 / 1 / 26
    The Badass Knicks, Purdy on Trial, Lamar vs. Mahomes and Million Dollar Picks With Rob Mahoney and Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss Kings-Warriors, a Golden State check-in, and NBA All-Star ballots (2:38), before discussing some positive Knicks buzz, the Eastern Conference...

  • 2024 / 1 / 24
    Milwaukee Blows It Up, and Miami’s Big Move With Kevin O’Connor and Joe House, Plus, a Celtics/Patriots Report With Bill’s Dad

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Bucks firing coach Adrian Griffin just 43 games into his first season, and the Heat trading for Terry Rozier (5:16), before...

  • 2024 / 1 / 22
    Wide Right (Again), Alpha Mahomes, the Lucky 49ers, Playoff Diarrhea, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss another "holy shit" Chiefs-Bills matchup, Lions-Buccaneers, the 49ers escaping the Packers, and the Ravens' decisive win over the Texans (2:05)...

  • 2024 / 1 / 18
    An NBA Midseason Power Poll, Allen Vs. Mahomes, and Divisional-Round Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his midseason NBA Power Poll, in which he ranks all 30 NBA teams (1:48). He is then joined by Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network to discuss all four NFL...

  • 2024 / 1 / 16
    The Philly Not-Special, Baker’s Redemption, Bills-Chiefs, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers shocking the Eagles in the wild-card round, and they make coaching carousel predictions for Bill Belichick, Mike Vrabel, Jim...

  • 2024 / 1 / 15
    Dallas Gets Crushed, Miami’s Tua Problem, Detroit’s Big Night, and Rookie QB Magic With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' loss to the Packers in what was likely Mike McCarthy's last game as head coach (1:18); the game of the weekend, Rams-Lions (16:14);...

  • 2024 / 1 / 12
    Part 2: An NBA All-Star Snapshot, Washington’s Pain, Round 1 Picks, and a Belichick Story With Joe House

    In the second part of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss NBA blowouts, showcasing more exciting teams nationally, preliminary All-Star ballots, the sad Wizards,...

  • 2024 / 1 / 11
    Part 1: Belichick’s Gone, NFL Coach Roulette, and a Round One Mega-Preview With Michael Lombardi and Peter Schrager

    In the first part of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks with Michael Lombardi about Bill Belichick's 24-year tenure with the Patriots, New England's long road ahead, why people should be...

  • 2024 / 1 / 9
    The Warriors and Suns in Trouble, the L.A. Teams Going in Different Directions, and Milwaukee’s One Problem With Doc Rivers

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons quickly reacts to Titans head coach Mike Vrabel being fired (1:19) before he is joined by Doc Rivers to discuss the floundering Warriors (4:25), why the Lakers are struggling when...

  • 2024 / 1 / 8
    A Week 18 Losers Draft, Belichick’s Sad Ending, First-Round Matchups/Lines, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Bills securing the AFC East division with their win over the Dolphins, and reacting to the first-round slate (1:36), before running through the...

  • 2024 / 1 / 5
    A Brewing Lakers Mess, Eagles Flying Low, Belichick’s Last Game, and Million-Dollar Picks for Week 18 With Howard Beck and Sheil Kapadia

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Howard Beck to discuss what is wrong with the Lakers after Shams Charania's report of internal struggles. They debate how to fix the Lakers' season (1:35) before kicking...

  • 2024 / 1 / 3
    January’s NBA League Pass Rankings With Zach Lowe

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Zach Lowe for an early 2024 NBA League Pass Rankings. They draft their top 14 fun teams to watch based on an aggregation of factors, like style of play, exciting...

  • 2024 / 1 / 1
    The Big Playoff Sleeper, Bright Future Bears, Bring Back Belichick, Plus Week 18 Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the biggest topics from NFL Week 17, including the powerful 1-seeds, the Bills and Dolphins battling for the 2-seed in the AFC, Chiefs-Bengals,...

  • 2023 / 12 / 28
    A Mega-NBA Power Poll, Advice for KD, Cuban’s Curious Sale and Million Dollar Picks Week 17 With Warren Sharp and Joe House

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his end of 2023 NBA Power Poll in which he ranks all 30 NBA teams (1:06). Then he is joined by Joe House and Warren Sharp to run through their favorite Week 17 games to bet on...

  • 2023 / 12 / 26
    Purdy’s X-Mas Flop, Lamar In Charge, Chiefs In Trouble and Week 17 Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Ravens' decisive win vs. the 49ers (2:09), the Raiders upsetting the Chiefs, Eagles-Giants, Joe Flacco's resurrection/Browns-Texans, and...

  • 2023 / 12 / 22
    A Pistons Abyss, Scorching Purdy Takes, Must-See Holiday Movies, Ravens-Niners, and Million-Dollar Picks With Justin Termine, Kevin Wildes, and Sean Fennessey

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Termine of SiriusXM to discuss the Pistons' 25-game losing streak, how it got this bad, and where they can go from here (2:30). They also discuss Ja Morant's...

  • 2023 / 12 / 19
    Mitchell’s Next Team and a Fake NBA Trade Extravaganza With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for a classic fake NBA trades podcast. First they gush about the Timberwolves and wonder whether the Clippers are for real (1:14), before they discuss...

  • 2023 / 12 / 18
    A Dallas Downer, Buffalo’s Revival, Pats Sabotage Ideas, and a Lamar/SGA MVP Ticket With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys' discouraging loss to the Bills, and Jaguars-Ravens (1:39), before talking Bears-Browns, Vikings-Bengals, Packers-Buccaneers,...

  • 2023 / 12 / 15
    Are the Warriors Done? Plus, Taylor and Travis, Belichick’s Future, ‘American Fiction,’ an 'Entourage' Reboot, and Week 15 Picks With Nora Princiotti and Cord Jefferson

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons wonders, "Is Golden State dead?" after watching the Warriors fall to the Clippers live at Crypto.com Arena (2:07). Then, Bill is joined by Nora Princiotti for a Travis Kelce-Taylor...

  • 2023 / 12 / 12
    "Do You Believe … ?” NBA Edition With Doc Rivers

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Doc Rivers to discuss highlights from the NBA in-season tournament (3:46), before Bill asks "What's wrong?" with the Pistons, Warriors, Cavaliers, Hawks, Raptors, and...

  • 2023 / 12 / 11
    Dak Vs. Purdy for MVP, a BS Perfect Game, Fake Herbert Trades, Unruly Sons, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Cowboys handily beating the Eagles, Lions-Bears, the Chiefs falling to the Bills, Rams-Ravens, Buccaneers-Falcons, another disappointing...

  • 2023 / 12 / 8
    A Haliburton/LeBron Finals, the Zion Dilemma, Buffalo’s Big Break and Week 14 Picks With Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre and Peter Schrager

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lmabre and Rob Mahoney to discuss the NBA In-Season Tournament Semifinals including LeBron James' flawless performance in the Lakers' 133-89 victory over the...

  • 2023 / 12 / 4
    The San Francisco Treat, Green Bay’s Resurrection, and College Football Madness With Cousin Sal and Van Lathan

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Packers' win over the Chiefs, and Green Bay's path to the playoffs, plus Kansas City falling down the AFC standings, the 49ers' statement win...

  • 2023 / 12 / 1
    An NBA Power Poll, Carolina’s Rock-Bottom, Eagles-Niners, and Million-Dollar Picks With Steven Ruiz and Sheil Kapadia

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons starts with an NBA Power Poll ranking all the teams in the league in tiers. Then, he's joined by Ringer staff writer and Carolina Panthers fan Steven Ruiz. They discuss how grim the...

  • 2023 / 11 / 29
    NBA Tournament Chaos and Top-10 Player Arguments with Justin Termine, plus Michael Rubin on Changing the Collectibles Industry

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Termine of Sirius/XM NBA Radio to break down the wild final night of the In-Season Tournament group stage including the Kings comeback win over the Warriors and...

  • 2023 / 11 / 27
    The Milton Berle Eagles, Baltimore’s Maddening Season, the Surging Broncos, and the Pathetic Patriots With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss a classic Chargers loss to the Ravens and the wild Bills-Eagles showdown (1:40). They also talk about the Patriots seemingly cementing a top-three...

  • 2023 / 11 / 22
    Part 2: In-Season Tournament Kudos, GSW in Trouble, NFL MVP Weirdness, and Million-Dollar Thanksgiving Picks With Rob Mahoney, Steven Ruiz, and Danny Kelly

    In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the success of the inaugural NBA in-season tournament and check in on some aging NBA superstars, including LeBron...

  • 2023 / 11 / 21
    Part 1: Jaylen Brown’s Crucial Season, an OpenAI Rebellion, and KC’s WR Shortage With Kevin O’Connor, Derek Thompson, and Austin Gayle

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss Jaylen Brown's changing role on the Boston Celtics (2:06), before talking with Derek Thompson about OpenAI's...

  • 2023 / 11 / 20
    The Sleeper Browns, Goff’s Evil Twin, Rowboat Ron, and the Bills Are(n’t) Back With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Vikings-Broncos, Browns-Steelers, another inexplicable Chargers loss, Lions-Bears, Dolphins-Raiders, Rams-Seahawks, and more (2:02) before guessing...

  • 2023 / 11 / 17
    Burrow’s Uh-Oh, Best NBA Rookies, Steelers-Browns, and Million-Dollar Picks With Mallory Rubin, Danny Kelly, and J. Kyle Mann

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Mallory Rubin to react to the Ravens' 34-20 win over the Bengals on 'TNF', Joe Burrow leaving the game with a wrist injury, Mark Andrews sustaining an ankle injury, AFC...

  • 2023 / 11 / 14
    Early NBA Surprises With Doc Rivers, Plus Netflix’s Dominating 2023 With Matthew Belloni

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Doc Rivers to discuss the NBA In-Season Tournament, the teams atop the Eastern and Western Conferences, the new-look Clippers, Anthony Edwards, the exciting Rockets,...

  • 2023 / 11 / 13
    Cleveland Shocks Lamar, Dobbsanity Strikes Again, New York Bad QB History, and Belichick’s Bleak Season With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to play a game of "Good Win or Bad Loss?" for Ravens-Browns, Bengals-Texans, Chargers-Lions, and Saints-Vikings (4:20), before discussing Cowboys-Giants, a...

  • 2023 / 11 / 10
    The NBA’s Big Shift, Best NFL Future Bets and Mega-Million-Dollar Picks With Howard Beck, Michael Pina, Benjamin Solak, and Raheem Palmer

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Howard Beck and Michael Pina to discuss some NBA big-picture story lines (2:08), before Bill talks to Benjamin Solak about the end of the Belichick era in New England...

  • 2023 / 11 / 8
    An NBA Power Poll, Plus Malcolm Gladwell Plays ‘Sports Czar’

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons gives his NBA power poll of all 30 teams through two weeks (1:41), before he is joined by Malcolm Gladwell to discuss tweaks they would make to major sports, including the NBA...

  • 2023 / 11 / 6
    The Dallas/Dak Blues, Dobbs Follows, Buffalo in Trouble, Stroud’s Wild Season, and Week 10 Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Eagles' win over the Cowboys, Josh Dobbs taking over the Vikings offense and beating the Falcons, a Raiders bounce-back win, and...

  • 2023 / 11 / 3
    NBA “Too Soon?” With Joe House and Kyle Mann, Plus the Struggling Grizzlies and Week 9 NFL Picks With Chris Vernon

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and J. Kyle Mann to ask some NBA questions: "Is it too soon to say the Knicks need to trade Julius Randle?" "Is it too soon to panic about the Heat?" "Is it...

  • 2023 / 11 / 1
    The Clippers Are Dumb, Plus the NFL Trade Deadline, Sleeper Teams, and 'The Godfather' With Michael Lombardi

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the 76ers trading James Harden to the Clippers (1:55) before he is joined by Michael Lombardi to discuss the NFL trade deadline, cross-off teams, and risers...

  • 2023 / 10 / 30
    RIP Matthew Perry, Plus the Return of Cincy, a Bad Week 8 QB Draft, Wemby Live, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons remembers Matthew Perry (1:21) before he is joined by Cousin Sal to draft the 12 worst NFL QBs after some truly poor Week 8 quarterback play (11:30), and answer some NFL burning...

  • 2023 / 10 / 27
    A 72-Hour NBA Binge With Rob Mahoney, Searching for an NFL Alpha Dog With Peter Schrager, Plus Million-Dollar Picks

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the first three days of the NBA season, including Suns-Lakers, 76ers-Bucks, and Knicks-Celtics, as well as encouraging Zion Williamson thoughts,...