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…
Source: Ep. 76: Chuck Klosterman and Jonathan Abrams

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…
Source: Ep. 75: Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer

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…
Source: Ep. 74: Joe House and Greg Cosell

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…
Source: Ep. 73: Dan Wetzel & Bill's Dad

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…
Source: Ep. 71: Media Roundup w/ Bryan Curtis

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…
Source: Ep. 70: NBA w/ Joe House and Kirk Goldsberry

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…
Source: Ep. 68: Andrew Bogut

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