Are the Warriors Dead? Are the Cavs Alive? Plus, Johnny Knoxville! | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 370)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to talk about Thursday night’s Warriors-Rockets Game 5, the Cavs-Celtics series, and the All-NBA team ballot (2:50). Then Bill sits down with the legend Johnny Knoxville to talk growing up a prankster, ‘Jackass’ origins, shared experiences with the infamous ‘Action…
Source: Are the Warriors Dead? Are the Cavs Alive? Plus, Johnny Knoxville! | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 370)

'Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 474)

The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and David Shoemaker convene for an instant-reaction breakdown of the latest ‘Star Wars’ spin-off movie, ‘Solo,’ to discuss whether Alden Ehrenreich lives up to Harrison Ford’s legacy, how the story’s timelines fit together, and whether the movie actually works.
Source: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 474)

Uber, Facebook, and Elon Musk Seek Image Repair | Damage Control (Ep. 473)

The Ringer’s Kate Knibbs and Justin Charity unpack the complicated politics and relationship between pop musician Grimes and tech billionaire Elon Musk (1:50), and then analyze the recent television ad campaigns from Facebook and Uber that vaguely acknowledge each company’s recent scandals and promise to be better (13:00).
Source: Uber, Facebook, and Elon Musk Seek Image Repair | Damage Control (Ep. 473)

J.J. Redick on Philly's Future, CP3's Moment, Stopping LeBron, Boston Fans, and One-and-Done | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 369)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick to discuss Round 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the Boston home crowd, Chris Paul’s great fit with the Houston Rockets, LeBron’s calculated movements, and the…
Source: J.J. Redick on Philly's Future, CP3's Moment, Stopping LeBron, Boston Fans, and One-and-Done | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 369)

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

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