The Mueller Investigation Turns 1, Royal Wedding Reactions, and the Repackaging of A-Rod | The Press Box (Ep. 472)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker “celebrate” the one-year anniversary of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s possible involvement in the 2016 presidential election (02:30), examine how America consumed the royal wedding (22:30), and look at Alex Rodriguez’s media makeover (35:30).Credits:Hosted by: Bryan Curtis and David ShoemakerProduced by: Jim CunninghamBrought to you…
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Making ‘First Reformed,’ the Best Movie of the Year So Far, With Paul Schrader | The Big Picture (Ep. 471)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader to discuss his powerful new film, ‘First Reformed,’ starring Ethan Hawke; his patient style of filmmaking, and his major career achievements, such as cocreating ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Raging Bull,’ and ‘The Last Temptation of Christ.’
Source: Making ‘First Reformed,’ the Best Movie of the Year So Far, With Paul Schrader | The Big Picture (Ep. 471)

Wild/Plausible NBA Summer Moves and Houston's Conundrum With Zach Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 368)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN’s Zach Lowe to discuss possible Chris Paul–Rockets contract decisions, Toronto’s coaching situation, fixing the NBA playoffs, and the wildest NBA summer moves you’d actually believe.
Source: Wild/Plausible NBA Summer Moves and Houston's Conundrum With Zach Lowe | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 368)

Emergency ‘Deadpool 2’ Breakdown | The Big Picture (Ep. 470)

The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Andrew Gruttadaro digest the latest blockbuster superhero movie, ‘Deadpool 2,’ by unpacking what worked and what didn’t among the numerous meta jokes and pop culture references. They discuss the long-anticipated arrival of Josh Brolin’s “Cable,” why Deadpool is so popular, and where the character and…
Source: Emergency ‘Deadpool 2’ Breakdown | The Big Picture (Ep. 470)

NBA Intrigue, Luka Mania, Jack Nicholson Stories, and 45 Years Courtside at Lakers Games With Jonathan Tjarks and Lou Adler | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 367)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks with Jonathan Tjarks about the Eastern and Western Conference finals and NBA draft lottery candidates including Luka Doncic, Deandre Ayton, and Miles Bridges (3:00), Then Bill sits down with music legend and 45-plus-year Lakers season-ticket holder Lou Adler to talk about witnessing NBA…
Source: NBA Intrigue, Luka Mania, Jack Nicholson Stories, and 45 Years Courtside at Lakers Games With Jonathan Tjarks and Lou Adler | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 367)

Rehashing ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ With Mallory Rubin | The Dave Chang Show

In his first micropod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin to recapitulate their debate over the controversial film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’Stay tuned for Dave’s interview with ‘Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson and film critic Karina Longworth later this week.Subscribe to ‘The…
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A Very Royal Mailbag Episode | Jam Session (Ep. 464)

The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins answer listener questions about Saturday’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They cover everything from the situation with Meghan’s dad (1:21) to speculation about Prince Harry’s real parents (24:57). Then they make some predictions for the event (41:31).For more reading on…
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The Improbable Celtics, 'Cobra Kai,' and Bank Robbery Movies With Bill's Dad and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 366)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons gives his thoughts on the improbable Celtics run as he names the most improbable finals teams in NBA history (3:10). Then Bill calls up his dad to talk about Boston’s victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals (24:38). Finally, Bill is joined…
Source: The Improbable Celtics, 'Cobra Kai,' and Bank Robbery Movies With Bill's Dad and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 366)

How the Media Normalized Sports Gambling, John McCain’s Long Goodbye, and Katie Nolan Gets Called Out | The Press Box (Ep. 464)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker take a look at how sports writers may be partially responsible for the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on sports gambling (02:15), how the media is celebrating John McCain (21:00), and why Andrew Marchand of the ‘New York Post’ called out ESPN’s Katie Nolan…
Source: How the Media Normalized Sports Gambling, John McCain’s Long Goodbye, and Katie Nolan Gets Called Out | The Press Box (Ep. 464)

Ethan Hawke on Acting With Wolves, Robin Williams, and 'Reality Bites.' Plus: Sports Gambling Is Legal! With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 365)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons calls up Cousin Sal to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling on sports gambling in America. They talk about why this is so important, wonder what form sports gambling will take at places like 7-Eleven, and speculate on who the first person involved with a…
Source: Ethan Hawke on Acting With Wolves, Robin Williams, and 'Reality Bites.' Plus: Sports Gambling Is Legal! With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 365)