The Bill Simmons Podcast Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Ringer
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.
Biden Drops Out, a USA Hoops Six-Pack, and ‘Heat 2’ Ideas With Bryan Curtis, Tara Palmeri, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and Puck’s Tara Palmeri to discuss President Joe Biden’s sudden announcement that he’s no longer running for reelection (02:11). They dive into what’s next for the Democratic party, whether Vice President Kamala Harris will become the next candidate, Biden’s crumbling inner circle, how Donald Trump’s campaign could shift, and so much more. Next, Bill does a six-pack NBA observation that includes his thoughts on Team USA, Joel Embiid, Jaylen Brown, and more (42:43). Also, Bill is joined by The Ringer's own Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan to discuss some of their ideas for ‘Heat 2’ (01:11:04). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Bryan Curtis, Tara Palmeri, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan Producers: Steve Ceruti and Jessie Lopez  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21
1 hr 33 min
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
Jul 8
2 hr 8 min
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
Jul 3
1 hr 53 min
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
Jul 1
1 hr 40 min
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
Jun 27
1 hr 14 min
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
Jun 26
1 hr 10 min
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
Jun 25
1 hr 52 min
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
Jun 24
2 hr 3 min
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
Jun 20
1 hr 42 min
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
Jun 18
1 hr 4 min
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