Ep. 115: Johnny Bananas

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by six-time MTV ‘Challenge’ champion Johnny Bananas to discuss his decision to get revenge against Sarah (6:00), T.J. and the crew’s reaction to his money grab (17:00), NBA comparisons to ‘Challenge’ stars (28:00), mastering the first-night toast (48:00), and Bananas’s next challenge:…
Source: Ep. 115: Johnny Bananas

Ep. 114: MLB Trades, Boston Celtics, and PGA Championship With Joe House, Plus DNC Recap With JackO

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and ‘ShackHouse’ cohost Joe House talk MLB trade deadline (3:00), Westbrook’s big decision (5:00), and whether the PGA Championship needs an identity change (19:00). Then, Bill’s longtime buddy JackO weighs in on the DNC (40:00) and whether the Yankees should fold for 2016 (58:00).
Source: Ep. 114: MLB Trades, Boston Celtics, and PGA Championship With Joe House, Plus DNC Recap With JackO

Ep. 113: Cousin Sal, Deep Dives With Brendan Lynch, and RNC Wrap-up With JackO

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal for an emergency summer bet proposal to curse Donald Trump’s presidential chances. Then ‘Any Given Wednesday’ writer Brendan Lynch joins (27:05) for another edition of his internet deep dives. Finally, Bill’s buddy JackO gives his final thoughts on the Republican…
Source: Ep. 113: Cousin Sal, Deep Dives With Brendan Lynch, and RNC Wrap-up With JackO

Ep. 112: 'Any Given Wednesday' Bonus Material

This bonus ‘Bill Simmons Podcast’ includes extra material from the first four episodes of ‘Any Given Wednesday,’ including interviews with Charles Barkley (2:15), Ben Affleck (15:30), Malcolm Gladwell and Mark Cuban (24:00), Bill Hader (36:45), Joe Rogan (41:00), Anthony Anderson and Chris Bosh (49:30), and Aaron Rodgers (56:30).
Source: Ep. 112: 'Any Given Wednesday' Bonus Material

Ep. 111: Republican National Convention Day 1 With JackO

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons calls up his buddy JackO for an emergency quickie bonus podcast to discuss Day 1 of the Republican National Convention, how Donald Trump wound up a presidential candidate, and what to make of Melania Trump’s speech.
Source: Ep. 111: Republican National Convention Day 1 With JackO

Ep. 110: The End of Deflategate With Bill's Dad and Summer Movies With Wesley Morris

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on his dad to discuss Tom Brady bailing on Deflategate (6:00) and the current feelings in Boston on the Red Sox’s recent trade for Drew Pomeranz and on Celtics draft pick Jaylen Brown’s inability to finish around the basket. Then, ‘New York Times’…
Source: Ep. 110: The End of Deflategate With Bill's Dad and Summer Movies With Wesley Morris

Ep. 109: NBA Free-Agency Reaction Pod With Joe House

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on longtime pal Joe House to discuss Dwyane Wade’s decision to sign with the Bulls, star players ending careers with different teams (17:00), the battle for Al Horford (22:00), the Knicks’ plan for the future (32:00), OKC’s new look and next move (40:00),…
Source: Ep. 109: NBA Free-Agency Reaction Pod With Joe House

Ep. 108: Friday Rollin' NBA Free-Agency Edition

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss the first official day of NBA free agency, Durant’s window with Golden State (10:00), Curry’s “superstar” durability (24:00), Dwight’s next destination (32:00), the most tortured NBA franchises (40:00), Miami’s ability to avoid disaster (50:00), the Celtics’ FA scenarios…
Source: Ep. 108: Friday Rollin' NBA Free-Agency Edition

Ep. 107: Friday Rollin' NBA Draft Wrap-up With Joe House, and Kevin Clark on Orlando

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Joe House to break down the 2016 NBA draft, OKC’s Oladipo theft (8:00), Thon Maker to the Bucks (19:00), the Celtics and Jaylen Brown (24:00), the Knicks’ uncanny knack (34:00), and the NBA Finals and LeBron passing Larry Bird (45:00). Then, Orlando native…
Source: Ep. 107: Friday Rollin' NBA Draft Wrap-up With Joe House, and Kevin Clark on Orlando

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