The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker take a look at Donald Trump’s new feud with LeBron James (03:15), Urban Meyer’s administrative leave and how it’s been covered in the media (23:00), and the New York Times’ hiring of Sarah Jeong and the unearthing of her past tweets (37:45).
Source: Trump vs. LeBron, the Ohio State Scandal, and Counter-Trolling | The Press Box (Ep. 508)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his old friend and rival Yankees fan JackO to discuss the Red Sox’s sweep of the Yankees, A-Rod’s relentless commentary, playoff implications, and more (3:38). Then Bill sits down with his daughter, Zoe, to discuss teen culture in the form of breakups,…
Source: The Boston Massacre, Teen Culture Watch, and 'Succession' With JackO, Zoe Simmons, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 397)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Juliet Litman for a tension-filled podcast as they review The Ringer’s 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century.
Source: The 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century, With Juliet Litman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 396)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay to discuss MGM Resorts and the NBA’s new partnership, unimportant sports shows, reaction culture, candid athletes, esports on TV, and more.
Source: The Sports Repodders: Summer Edition With Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 395)
The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs discuss the “bad actors” that Facebook recently removed from the platform (1:03) and the contradictory ways in which they decide to handle controversial, high-profile figures like Alex Jones of InfoWars (12:35).
Source: Why Is Facebook So Bad at Moderation? | Damage Control (Ep. 507)
As MLS pauses for Wednesday’s All-Star Game, the state of America’s top division is very much in the eye of the beholderAmid all of the annual clamor of All-Star week, one of the regular rituals is Don Garber’s state of the union speech, wherein the MLS commissioner will present a…
Source: State of the league: MLS's growth remains steady rather than spectacular
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss The New York Times facing off with President Donald Trump on his home turf (03:30), Mark Zuckerberg’s clumsy efforts in dealing with Alex Jones (18:30), and the problems the NFL media faces while covering training camps (33:00).Hosted by: Bryan Curtis and David ShoemakerProduced…
Source: The N.Y. Times in the Oval Office, Facebook's InfoWars War, and the Indignities of NFL Training Camp | The Press Box (Ep. 506)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by New York radio legend Mike Francesa to discuss the Yankees and Red Sox before the upcoming four-game series, They discuss the disappointing Mets, modernizing baseball, the fall of the traditional newspaper, and the rise of esports (2:13), before Bill talks to…
Source: The Surging Red Sox and Floundering Mets, the Rise of Esports, and Loving 'Succession' With Mike Francesa and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 394)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the NBA roster changes this summer. They decide which teams got better, which teams got worse, and which teams are just treading water
Source: NBA Summer Winners and Losers With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 393)
Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ director Christopher McQuarrie to talk about his creative collaboration with Tom Cruise, the challenges and rewards of coming back for a second ‘Mission: Impossible’ film, and his personal reckoning with his role as a filmmaker post-‘The Usual Suspects.’
Source: Making ‘Mission: Impossible’ the Best Movie Franchise, With Christopher McQuarrie | The Big Picture (Ep. 505)