The Bill Simmons 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.
NBA Bullsh*t Week, Million-Dollar Picks, and Judd Apatow | With Joe House and Benjamin Solak
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to react to a bunch of NBA 'Media Day' quotes (2:14), then Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about NFL Week 4 matchups including gambling sway aways, favorite underdogs (28:39), and more, followed by Bill's Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 4 (1:13:31). Finally Bill talks with Judd Apatow about his daughter's role in HBO's 'Euphoria,' the comedy film run of the 2000s, some of their favorite documentaries, Judd's new film 'Bros,' and more (1:17:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House, Benjamin Solak, and Judd Apatow Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29
2 hr 15 min
How Does LeBron’s Career Play Out? With Brian Windhorst, Plus Teen Patrol (Fall Edition) With Zoe Simmons
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Brian Windhorst to discuss "The last stage of LeBron James.'' They discuss his extension with the Lakers, various outcomes for the end of his career, the future of Anthony Davis, midseason trades, NBA expansion, and more (2:13)! Then, Bill talks with his daughter Zoe about changing her social media habits, the senior year of high school, Netflix's 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,' and other teen culture observations (1:21:26). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Brian Windhorst and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27
1 hr 59 min
Bill’s Birthday Beatdown, Jacksonville’s Rise, Chiefs' Concerns, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Broncos' lackluster win over the 49ers, the Jaguars' blowout win over the Chargers, the Bills' loss to the Dolphins (1:39), Chiefs-Colts, Lions-Vikings, Raiders-Titans, Saints-Panthers, Patriots-Ravens, Buccaneers-Packers, and more (18:09). Then, they guess the lines for Week 4 in the NFL (38:55), followed by Parent Corner (01:09:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 25
1 hr 27 min
A Celtics Scandal, the Suns Sale, the Sleeper Niners, and Week 3 Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the developing story on Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, as well as Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver putting the team up for sale (1:40). Then, Bill is joined by NFL Network’s Peter Schrager to discuss the positive feelings surrounding New York football, the 49ers' future with Jimmy Garoppolo at QB, the wild-card Cardinals, and more (28:00), before discussing where certain NFL teams fall on the Panic Meter for Week 3, including the Broncos, Steelers, Bengals, Titans, Colts, Buccaneers, Vikings, and more (46:32). Next, Bill is joined by The Ringer’s Benjamin Solak to discuss some matchups and kick around some bets for Week 3, including Ravens-Patriots, Bills-Dolphins, Chiefs-Colts, Raiders-Titans, Jaguars-Chargers, and more (1:12:57). Finally, Bill makes the Million-Dollar Picks for Week 3 (1:38:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22
1 hr 50 min
Buffalo Fever, a WWE Revival, Nets Predictions, Plus a Tim Donaghy Debunking With Ariel Helwani, Logan Murdock, and Sean Patrick Griffin
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss the 2-0 Buffalo Bills, whether this team can improve their already loaded roster, the upcoming matchup between the Bills and Dolphins, and more (3:36), before discussing the most exciting UFC fights left in 2022, and WWE's recently improved product (28:44). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Logan Murdock about the fast-approaching NBA season and their predictions for the Brooklyn Nets, theories on Kevin Durant's trade request, and more (50:18). Finally, Bill is joined by author and professor of criminology Sean Patrick Griffin to discuss the Netflix documentary, 'Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul,' how the film omits key information from the 2007 NBA betting scandal, and more (1:31:34). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ariel Helwani, Logan Murdock, and Sean Patrick Griffin Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20
2 hr 12 min
Tua Breaks Through, New York Wakes Up, Brady Flips Out, and Jimmy G Returns With Cousin Sal
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss comeback wins by the Dolphins, Cardinals, and Jets, the 2-0 Giants, the Jaguars’ blowout win vs. the Colts, Texans-Broncos, Cowboys-Bengals, Buccaneers-Saints, 49ers-Seahawks, Patriots-Steelers, and more (2:13). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 3 (41:03), before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:19:37). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 18
1 hr 36 min
Haunting NFL Mistakes, Week 2 Panic Meter, and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss classic mistakes NFL teams make (1:37), and where teams rank on the post-Week 1 panic scale—including the Patriots, Ravens, Dolphins, Cowboys, Cardinals, Eagles, Broncos, Packers, and more (41:28)—before kicking around some bets for Million-Dollar picks (29:30). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about some upcoming Week 2 matchups, including Ravens-Dolphins, Patriots-Steelers, Packers-Bears, Bengals-Cowboys, Broncos-Texans, Panthers-Giants, Browns-Jets, and more (55:09). Finally, Bill reveals the Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 2 (1:24:29). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Ben Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15
1 hr 35 min
Our Jonathan Tjarks Tribute (Including a 2018 NBA Re-draft) With Kevin O’Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Chris Ryan
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and J. Kyle Mann to remember their friend Jonathan Tjarks (2:26). Then in honor of Jonathan, they talk a little basketball and revisit the 2018 NBA draft (43:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Chris Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, and J. Kyle Mann Producers: Kyle Crichton and Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13
1 hr 31 min
A Wobbling NFC, Mahomes on a Mission, and Guess the Lines Week 2 With Cousin Sal
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss NFL Week 1, including the Packers’ loss to the Vikings, Cowboys-Buccaneers, and Patriots-Dolphins (4:09), as well as the Steelers’ overtime win vs. the Bengals, Bears-49ers, the Saints’ comeback win over the Falcons, Jaguars-Commanders, Giants-Titans, the Chiefs steamrolling the Cardinals, and more (19:49). Then they guess the lines for NFL Week 2 (41:10) before ending the show with Parent Corner (1:14:36). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 11
1 hr 33 min
Buffalo’s Ram Sandwich, Plus Week 1's Million Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak
The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Bills' win over the Rams (2:24), before he is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss this year's Super Bowl contenders, why the Chiefs are both of their Super Bowl picks, the case for the Packers to win the NFC, and more (12:45), before they kick around a few bets for Million Dollar Picks (36:16). Then, Bill talks with The Ringer's Benjamin Solak about some of his favorite Week 1 matchups to bet, including Buccaneers-Cowboys, Eagles-Lions, Jaguars-Commanders, Patriots-Dolphins, 49ers-Bears, and more (1:04:07). Finally, after much deliberation, Bill reveals the Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (1:30:38). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Benjamin Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 8
1 hr 44 min
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