Ep. 79: Joe House and Michael McCann

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to make sense of March Madness, top NBA prospects in the tournament (11:00), Buddy Hield’s balls (14:00), the Pelicans shutting down A.D. (18:00), Spurs-GSW (22:00), Kawhi’s athleticism (27:00), and House’s new podcast with Geoff Shackelford, ‘ShackHouse’ (33:00). Then, Sports Illustrated’s…
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Ep. 78: Jay Glazer

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Fox Sports’s Jay Glazer to discuss the current NFL landscape, the secret to the 2007 Giants (12:00), UFC vs. NFL (17:00), the original NFL Insider (29:00), picking a fight with Peyton Manning (44:00), NFL lockout scoop (50:00), his relationship with Roger Goodell (55:00),…
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Ep. 77: Jim Lampley

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes fellow HBOer Jim Lampley to discuss his Mount Rushmore of boxing, Mike Tyson’s self-awareness (24:00), the current top fighters (30:00), Floyd Mayweather’s legacy (35:00), boxing vs. UFC (41:00), concussions in boxing (52:00), the burden of being the first sideline reporter (1:00:00), and all…
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Ep. 76: Chuck Klosterman and Jonathan Abrams

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes old friend Chuck Klosterman to discuss March Madness, Ben Simmons’s ceiling (8:00), capricious LeBron fandom (18:30), Curry’s apex (29:00), a GSW–Kevin Love trade (37:00), moving the 3-point line (44:00), and Kobe’s farewell (50:00). Then, Jonathan Abrams joins to promote his new book, ‘Boys…
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Ep. 75: Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Jon Favreau, former director of speechwriting for President Obama, to break down the 2016 primaries, Donald Trump’s lack of a speechwriter (10:00), and this season’s WWF-style debate format (21:00). Then, Dan Pfeiffer, former senior adviser to Obama for strategy and communications, joins to…
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Ep. 74: Joe House and Greg Cosell

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Joe House to discuss Holy Cross’s Patriot League championship, March Madness (12:00), Durant-Celtics (17:00), Cleveland’s bad body language (29:00), the Pistons-Cavs mismatch (36:00), and the resurgence of Dougie McBuckets (41:00). Then, NFL Films’ Greg Cosell joins to discuss top free-agent signings (47:00), Osweiler…
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Ep. 73: Dan Wetzel & Bill's Dad

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports to discuss the desire for a Rousey-Holm rematch, UFC’s growth (15:00), a Deflategate update (27:00), Goodell vs. Brady (30:30), the NFL’s narrative (34:00), and Peyton Manning’s legacy (44:00). Then, Bill’s dad joins to pick the Pats’ scariest QB…
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Ep. 72: 'The Watch' Takeover with Chris Ryan & Andy Greenwald

Chris and Andy cohost to discuss the TV Championship Belt, the Netflix model (12:00), the prestige dramas ‘Vinyl’ and ‘Billions’ (19:00), and ‘Better Call Saul’ (28:00), and celebrate the work of Courtney B. Vance on ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.’
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Ep. 71: Media Roundup w/ Bryan Curtis

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Ringer editor-at-large Bryan Curtis to discuss the future of studio shows, the biggest problem with the political media (10:00), the “insider” model (19:00), the importance of scoops (24:00), locker-room access (31:00), underproducing TV and radio (40:00), the return of Rick Reilly (43:00), OKC…
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Ep. 70: NBA w/ Joe House and Kirk Goldsberry

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to break down Saturday’s GSW-OKC matchup and Curry’s game winner (6:00), defend LeBron’s ’09-’15 run (10:30), discuss Curry’s defense (16:00), and debate whether Steph entertains on an MJ or Bird level (24:00). Then, friend and former Grantlander Kirk Goldsberry joins…
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