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.’
Source: Ep. 72: 'The Watch' Takeover with Chris Ryan & Andy Greenwald

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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Ep. 69: Oscars w/ Cousin Sal, Wesley Morris & NFL Combine w/ Robert Mays

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to talk the Oscars, Sly Stallone’s speech and Tony Burton’s death (7:00), and land best Oscar bets (22:00). Then, Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Morris discusses the importance of Chris Rock’s Oscar monologue (30:00), Alicia Vikander’s ascent (38:00), Damon vs. Leo…
Source: Ep. 69: Oscars w/ Cousin Sal, Wesley Morris & NFL Combine w/ Robert Mays

Ep. 68: Andrew Bogut

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons chats with Golden State’s Andrew Bogut about GSW’s team-first mentality (8:00), tricks to setting screens (12:00), the murky future of the center position (15:00), GSW’s beautiful passing (17:00), Steph Curry’s evolution as a superstar/celebrity (24:00), Steve Kerr’s coaching style (32:30), the chase for 73…
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Ep. 67: NBA w/ Joe House & TV w/ Alan Sepinwall

HBO & The Ringer’s Bill Simmons rolls on another Monday with Joe House to break down Warriors-Clips Saturday night, Curry vs. CP3 (5:00), Celtics-Dubs April Fool’s edition (11:30), KJ’s Suns and Lillard’s Blazers (17:00), the bad Rockets (19:00), Wizards’ moves (24:30), and the potential dud 2016 NBA Draft (35:00). Then,…
Source: Ep. 67: NBA w/ Joe House & TV w/ Alan Sepinwall

Ep. 66: NBA Trade Deadline Winners and Losers w/ Juliet Litman and Chris Ryan

HBO’s Bill Simmons leans on Juliet and Chris for help in making sense of the NBA trade deadline. Topics include: Duke-UNC upset (5:00), the Warriors’ supremacy (7:00), the savant Sean Marks (10:30), Frank Vogel on ‘The Bachelor’ (13:30), Cleveland’s ability to be beaten (17:15), the Thunder’s formula (20:30), problems in…
Source: Ep. 66: NBA Trade Deadline Winners and Losers w/ Juliet Litman and Chris Ryan

Ep. 65: 'The Ringer' Announcement, Robert Smigel, and JackO

HBO’s Bill Simmons discusses the launch of his digital venture, ‘The Ringer’; brings on Robert Smigel to talk about his Hulu special, ‘Triumph’s Election Special 2016’ (18:00); and consoles JackO about the state of the Republican Party and the country in general (50:00).
Source: Ep. 65: 'The Ringer' Announcement, Robert Smigel, and JackO

Ep. 64: All-Star Weekend & NBA Trade Deadline w/Joe House

HBO’s Bill Simmons talks to Joe House about a great All-Star weekend/Dunk Contest, the loaded West team (11:30), best All-Star games (14:30), then how the trade deadline could affect Miami (21:15), Houston (28:30), Blake and the Clippers (39:00), Boston (49:30) and Jabari Parker (54:30). Plus, House on the Super Bowl,…
Source: Ep. 64: All-Star Weekend & NBA Trade Deadline w/Joe House