A Very Royal Mailbag Episode | Jam Session (Ep. 464)

The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins answer listener questions about Saturday’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They cover everything from the situation with Meghan’s dad (1:21) to speculation about Prince Harry’s real parents (24:57). Then they make some predictions for the event (41:31).For more reading on…
Source: A Very Royal Mailbag Episode | Jam Session (Ep. 464)

The Improbable Celtics, 'Cobra Kai,' and Bank Robbery Movies With Bill's Dad and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 366)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons gives his thoughts on the improbable Celtics run as he names the most improbable finals teams in NBA history (3:10). Then Bill calls up his dad to talk about Boston’s victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals (24:38). Finally, Bill is joined…
Source: The Improbable Celtics, 'Cobra Kai,' and Bank Robbery Movies With Bill's Dad and Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 366)

How the Media Normalized Sports Gambling, John McCain’s Long Goodbye, and Katie Nolan Gets Called Out | The Press Box (Ep. 464)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker take a look at how sports writers may be partially responsible for the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on sports gambling (02:15), how the media is celebrating John McCain (21:00), and why Andrew Marchand of the ‘New York Post’ called out ESPN’s Katie Nolan…
Source: How the Media Normalized Sports Gambling, John McCain’s Long Goodbye, and Katie Nolan Gets Called Out | The Press Box (Ep. 464)

Ethan Hawke on Acting With Wolves, Robin Williams, and 'Reality Bites.' Plus: Sports Gambling Is Legal! With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 365)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons calls up Cousin Sal to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling on sports gambling in America. They talk about why this is so important, wonder what form sports gambling will take at places like 7-Eleven, and speculate on who the first person involved with a…
Source: Ethan Hawke on Acting With Wolves, Robin Williams, and 'Reality Bites.' Plus: Sports Gambling Is Legal! With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 365)

Making the Melissa McCarthy Machine, With Ben Falcone | The Big Picture (Ep. 467)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with comedic filmmaker Ben Falcone about ‘Life of the Party’—his new movie starring his wife, Melissa McCarthy—and what it’s like to creatively collaborate with his life partner.
Source: Making the Melissa McCarthy Machine, With Ben Falcone | The Big Picture (Ep. 467)

LeBron's Pyramid Rise, Toronto's Future, and Round 3 Thoughts With Joe House, Plus Celtics Co-owner Wyc Grousbeck | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 364)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons calls Joe House to tell him that LeBron has jumped Bill Russell and is now no. 2 on his all-time list. They talk about today’s conditioning and health knowledge versus other basketball eras, the 76ers-Celtics series, Raptors coach Dwayne Casey getting fired, and fake…
Source: LeBron's Pyramid Rise, Toronto's Future, and Round 3 Thoughts With Joe House, Plus Celtics Co-owner Wyc Grousbeck | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 364)

Jason Reitman Is Not Here to Make a Blockbuster | The Big Picture (Ep. 466)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with filmmaker Jason Reitman about his early box office success with movies like ‘Juno’ and ‘Up in the Air,’ the complicated nature of making movies that are not meant to be blockbusters in 2018, and his new and terrifying film about parenting, ‘Tully,’ starring Charlize…
Source: Jason Reitman Is Not Here to Make a Blockbuster | The Big Picture (Ep. 466)

Dissecting the Response to Childish Gambino's "This Is America" | Damage Control (Ep. 465)

The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs discuss Childish Gambino’s new song, “This Is America,” and its controversial music video (0:29), what the qualifications are for handing out the “black genius” title (11:03), and R. Kelly potentially beginning to face consequences for his actions (19:31).More from The Ringer:When a Culture’s Fed UpDonald…
Source: Dissecting the Response to Childish Gambino's "This Is America" | Damage Control (Ep. 465)

LeBron's Genius and Kyrie's Exit With David Griffin, Plus Sox-Yanks and Dumb NHL Matchups with JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 363)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons connects with former Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin to talk about the different levels of LeBron’s game, the Kyrie Irving trade and its surrounding story lines, fixing the MVP award, LeBron’s next move, and Kawhi Leonard (3:00). Then Bill calls up JackO to talk…
Source: LeBron's Genius and Kyrie's Exit With David Griffin, Plus Sox-Yanks and Dumb NHL Matchups with JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 363)

Philly's Alive, 'SNL' in Limbo, Childish Gambino vs. Kanye, and the NHL's Strangest Spring With Alison Herman, Katie Baker, and Lindsay Zoladz | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 362)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons weighs in on Game 4 of Celtics-76ers and LeBron James’s merciless play against the Raptors (3:15). Then Bill is joined by Ringer TV critic Alison Herman to talk about ‘SNL,’ its historic run, its recent seasons, and where it could go from here (21:35).…
Source: Philly's Alive, 'SNL' in Limbo, Childish Gambino vs. Kanye, and the NHL's Strangest Spring With Alison Herman, Katie Baker, and Lindsay Zoladz | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 362)