Ep. 120: 2016 NFL Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal celebrate the 10-year anniversary of them guessing the NFL lines by bringing in Joe House to discuss the Patriots’ 12-4 destiny, the Belichick-Hillary parlay of the decade (24:40), Brock Osweiler’s hot hand in Houston (33:20), the putrid NFC East (43:50), and…
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Ep. 119: Michael Rapaport

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Michael Rapaport discuss the NBA’s crazy summer, Belichick and Popovich (13:00), Dwight Howard and Boogie Cousins (16:15), KD and the Warriors (26:00), OKC and Westbrook (46:00), Mike’s fantasy football obsession (53:30), Robert De Niro (1:02:30), more all-time consummate stickmen (1:12:00), and LeBron’s spot…
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Ep. 118: Olympics With Malcolm Gladwell

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Malcolm Gladwell on ways to fix track and field (3:00), how sports doping has changed over the years (10:00), Michael Phelps’s status as one of the world’s biggest athletes (29:00), and what the NBA can learn from FIBA (41:00).
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Ep. 117: James Andrew Miller

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on acclaimed author James Andrew Miller to discuss his new book, ‘Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency’; Ari Emanuel and power struggles within agencies (23:00); the CAA connection to LeBron’s ‘Decision’ special (36:00); the importance of live events in television…
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Ep. 116: Team USA, A-Rod's Retirement, and 'Roast Battle'

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Chris Ryan to discuss Team USA basketball’s struggles against Australia (12:00). Then, ‘AGW’ writers Joel Solomon and Travon Free join to give their final thoughts on A-Rod (32:25). Finally, ‘Roast Battle’ runner-up Sarah Tiana and ‘AGW’ writer Pat Barker discuss the artistry…
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Ep. 161: 'The Press Box' With Terry McDonell

Ringer editor-at-large Bryan Curtis brings on the former top editor at Sports Illustrated, Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, and Esquire to discuss the appeal of a magazine (5:00), Rick Reilly’s SI career and departure (12:00), handling the SI Swimsuit Issue debate (21:00), and his new book, ‘The Accidental Life: An Editor’s…
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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:…
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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).
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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…
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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).
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