HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by New York Times film critic Wesley Morris to remember the great Burt Reynolds. They each go through their top five Burt Reynolds films and discuss how he owned the 1970s (2:28). Then Bill calls up Joe House to talk Tiger Woods’s…
Source: Best Burt Reynolds Movies, Tiger's Charge, and Week 1 NFL Gambling With Wesley Morris and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 411)
Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with with Michel Gondry to discuss his long career in film and reteaming up with Jim Carrey 14 years after ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ to create the upcoming Showtime series ‘Kidding.’
Source: Michel Gondry Reunites With Jim Carrey in ‘Kidding’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 522)
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins sit down to talk about the increasingly weird press tour for ‘A Star Is Born’ (1:40), Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s relationship as he heads back to rehab (20:08), the Geoffrey Owens debacle (28:40), and Gwyneth Paltrow’s company, Goop, getting sued over its…
Source: ‘A Star Is Born’ Wildness, the Many Personas of Jennifer Garner, and What the Geoffrey Owens Debacle Teaches Us About Celebrity Boundaries | Jam Session (Ep. 521)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by ‘Good Morning Football’ cohost Kyle Brandt to discuss NFL hot takes (3:18). Then Bill sits down with comedy legend Bill Burr to talk about the eras of comedy, sportscasters, NFL, the pre-Belichick Patriots, Tom Brady, college football stadiums, NHL, and more…
Source: NFL Kickoff Chatter With Kyle Brandt and Bill Burr on Tom Brady, College Football, and Comedy | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 410)
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss The New Yorker’s decision to invite — and then disinvite — former Trump aide Steve Bannon to its annual festival, and what that says about covering the right and the problem with “ideas” festivals.
Source: Steve Bannon, David Remnick, and the New Yorker Festival | The Press Box (Ep. 520)
In their 13th season of Guess the Lines, HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal continue the age-old tradition of guessing the NFL lines before each weekend’s slate of games. You’ll get the classics: MVP odds, first coach fired, marquee games, watchables, barely watchables, “poopfecta,” and more. Buckle…
Source: Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 409)
Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with first-time filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty to discuss leaving his job at Google to make ‘Searching,’ a thriller starring John Cho shot entirely through the POV of screens.
Source: Aneesh Chaganty on Leaving Google to Make ‘Searching’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 519)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Robert Mays to run through some NFL thoughts as the season approaches (3:20), then Bill sits down with Amanda Dobbins to discuss the highly anticipated film, ‘A Star is Born’ starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (25:10). Finally Bill talks to…
Source: NFL Nuggets, 'A Star is Born', and Celebrity Divorces with Robert Mays, Amanda Dobbins, and Laura Wasser | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 408)
This week on ‘Damage Control,’ The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs discuss the complicated feelings that come with mourning late Senator John McCain (0:47). Then they investigate why the Twitter persona of former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has become so fascinating (24:19).
Source: The Complex Legacy That John McCain Leaves Behind | Damage Control (Ep. 518)
In part one of their two-part podcast, HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal gear up for the NFL regular season by running thru each team in the AFC, they talk odds, sleepers, parlays, and more!
Source: The Annual AFC Over-Unders With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 408)