NFL Wagers, Running TV Shows, 'The Good Place,' and 'This Is Us' With Mike Schur and Dan Fogelman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 417)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons announces a new podcast and gives some NFL picks for Week 3 before sitting down with powerhouse television showrunners Mike Schur and Dan Fogelman to talk about some of their past work, including ‘The Office,’ ‘Parks and Rec,’ ‘This Is Us,’ and ‘The Good…
Source: NFL Wagers, Running TV Shows, 'The Good Place,' and 'This Is Us' With Mike Schur and Dan Fogelman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 417)

Ethan Hawke Will 'Blaze' a Trail as a Director, Too | The Big Picture (Ep. 528)

Editor-in-Chief Sean Fennessey chats with actor and occasional director Ethan Hawke about his new film ‘Blaze,’a biopic about the creative life and tragic death of the musician Blaze Foley.
Source: Ethan Hawke Will 'Blaze' a Trail as a Director, Too | The Big Picture (Ep. 528)

'New York Times' Writer Caity Weaver on Profiling Celebrities, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s Engagement, and Meghan Markle | Jam Session (Ep. 527)

The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins talks with ‘New York Times’ writer Caity Weaver about what it’s like to profile celebrities including Maya Rudolph and Justin Bieber (2:57), her thoughts on Meghan Markle’s first four months as Duchess of Sussex (29:25), and Millie Bobby Brown going to Drake for dating advice (38:37).Read…
Source: 'New York Times' Writer Caity Weaver on Profiling Celebrities, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s Engagement, and Meghan Markle | Jam Session (Ep. 527)

NBA Hall of Famers, KD's MVP Potential, and Messi vs. Ronaldo With Steve Nash | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 416)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons sits down with Steve Nash to talk about his induction into the NBA Hall of Fame, spending time with the Golden State Warriors, MVP criteria, how to fix American soccer, Kylian Mbappé, Ronaldo vs. Messi, and Steve’s new gig broadcasting Champions League soccer.
Source: NBA Hall of Famers, KD's MVP Potential, and Messi vs. Ronaldo With Steve Nash | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 416)

Jian Ghomeshi, NFL Grab Bag, and Cable Storm Coverage | The Press Box (Ep. 526)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker look at The New York Review of Books’ decision to publish Jian Ghomeshi’s first-person story (03:30), dive into some of the top stories from around the NFL (28:15), and wrap up by discussing the cable news coverage of Tropical Depression Florence and Typhoon…
Source: Jian Ghomeshi, NFL Grab Bag, and Cable Storm Coverage | The Press Box (Ep. 526)

Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 415)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ incredible performance against the Steelers, The Patriots’ loss to the Jaguars, The Sunday kicker epidemic, and the Canelo vs. GGG rematch before they guess the NFL Lines for week 3.
Source: Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 415)

NFL Wisdom, 'Key and Peele' 2.0, Eddie Murphy Stories, and 'Predator' in 2018 With Joe House and Keegan-Michael Key | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 414)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to make some gambling picks for NFL Week 2 (3:43). Then Bill sits down with actor Keegan-Michael Key to talk ‘Key and Peele,’ Eddie Murphy stories, ‘The Predator,’ and remaking movies (53:20).
Source: NFL Wisdom, 'Key and Peele' 2.0, Eddie Murphy Stories, and 'Predator' in 2018 With Joe House and Keegan-Michael Key | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 414)

Nicole Holofcener, 'The Land of Steady Habits,' and the Characters From Her Own Life | The Big Picture (Ep. 525)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with filmmaker Nicole Holofcener about her consistent career in film and how she’s able to draw on inspiration from her life to create the characters and stories in her movies.
Source: Nicole Holofcener, 'The Land of Steady Habits,' and the Characters From Her Own Life | The Big Picture (Ep. 525)

Colin Kaepernick and Nike’s Commodification of Wokeness | Damage Control (Ep. 524)

The Ringer’s Kate Knibbs and Justin Charity try to parse the meaning of Nike’s recent ad campaign featuring free-agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (01:24). Then, they discuss the reboot of Gawker and the potential impact new owner Brian Goldberg might have on the content of the site (22:36).
Source: Colin Kaepernick and Nike’s Commodification of Wokeness | Damage Control (Ep. 524)

Katie Nolan and NBA Summer Check-in With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 413)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor for a quick NBA offseason check-in. They discuss Carmelo on the Rockets, Luka Doncic’s weight gain, Devin Booker’s broken hand, Finals odds, and more (2:25). Then Bill sits down with Katie Nolan to talk about her new home at…
Source: Katie Nolan and NBA Summer Check-in With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 413)