Ep. 106: Jimmy Butler

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on two-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA All-Defensive team honoree Jimmy Butler to discuss being a late-blooming draft steal, Tom Thibodeau’s raw deal with the Bulls (15:00), guarding LeBron vs. guarding Steph (22:00), the importance of the 3-pointer (29:00), his personal beefs (35:00),…
Source: Ep. 106: Jimmy Butler

Ep. 105: NBA Finals and Internet Deep Dives With Joel Solomon, Brendan Lynch and Pat Barker

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on 3 ‘Any Given Wednesday’ writers to discuss Stephen Curry’s Finals no-show (so far), Kevin Love’s trade value (16:00), 2016 Team USA options (28:00), J.R. technical foul goading strategies for Draymond (37:00) and Brendan’s fetish for bizarre internet deep dives (52:00).
Source: Ep. 105: NBA Finals and Internet Deep Dives With Joel Solomon, Brendan Lynch and Pat Barker

Ep. 104: Malcolm Gladwell

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss Rick Barry’s free throw mechanics, GSW’s reinvention of the wheel (14:00), expanding the pool of NBA stars (23:00), Kevin Durant’s next destination (30:00), Steph Curry’s brand and cheap contract (35:00), Muhammad Ali’s era and surviving the…
Source: Ep. 104: Malcolm Gladwell

Ep. 103: Friday Rollin' With Joe House

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on longtime buddy Joe House to talk about Bill’s trip to Oakland for Game 5, the ceiling of OKC-GSW, the meaning of 73-9 if Golden State loses, the Russell Westbrook-Stephen Curry battle, Kevin Durant’s steady rise up the pyramid, and Bill’s bold Game…
Source: Ep. 103: Friday Rollin' With Joe House

Ep. 102: NBA Conference Finals With Haralabos Voulgaris

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and one of the world’s most prolific NBA bettors, Haralabos Voulgaris, on OKC-GSW, OKC’s dominance on the boards (18:00), Golden State’s possible adjustments (25:00), Steven Adams vs. James Harden (34:00), LeBron’s durability and rim protector role (44:00), Tom Thibodeau and the Wolves (49:00), and…
Source: Ep. 102: NBA Conference Finals With Haralabos Voulgaris

Ep. 101: Scott Harrison

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons with charity: water’s founder, Scott Harrison, on his foundation’s goal of solving the global water crisis.
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Ep. 100: Joe House and JackO

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Joe House celebrate Episode 100 by discussing last night’s Thunder-Warriors game, the NBA salary cap and contract extensions (18:00), and the NBA draft lottery (25:00). Then, JackO joins to talk Trump and the Yankees (35:00), and House closes with thoughts on D.C. sports…
Source: Ep. 100: Joe House and JackO

Ep. 99: OKC-GSW With Travon Free

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes comedian and ‘Any Given Wednesday’ writer Travon Free to break down the Thunder’s athletic advantage, Westbrook’s alpha-dog mentality (14:00), the Spurs’ championship runs (17:00), playing high school basketball with Tyson Chandler (21:00), Curry’s clean image (28:00), Steven Adams’s bruiser status (32:00), losing to…
Source: Ep. 99: OKC-GSW With Travon Free

Ep. 98: Craig Kilborn

Craig Kilborn talks about his lifelong love of basketball and the Timberwolves, as well as his time at ESPN, Comedy Central and CBS.
Source: Ep. 98: Craig Kilborn

Ep. 97: Restaurateur David Chang

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on world-renowned chef David Chang to discuss the beginning of Noodle Bar, Momofuku’s move to D.C. (12:00), “selective competitiveness” with critics (18:00), the Redskins’ and Clippers’ tragic flaws (26:00), the Pats’ professionalism (31:00), hanging with John McEnroe (33:00), the best chef-inspired films (40:00),…
Source: Ep. 97: Restaurateur David Chang