Rank #1: Westbrook-Wall Was Necessary. Plus, Revisiting the 2018 QB Class Scouting Reports With Daniel Jeremiah.
Russillo shares his thoughts on the Wizards trading John Wall and a 2023 first-round pick to the Rockets for Russell Westbrook (4:00), before talking with NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah about young NFL QBs in “part two” of their career vs. their buzz leading up to draft day, including Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Rosen, and more (18:00). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:00).
Dec 04 2020
Rank #2: Bill Simmons on Lakers-Heat Game 1 and Clippers Coaching Search. Plus CFB Check-in with Danny Kanell
Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss the Lakers shellacking of the Heat in game one of the NBA Finals, some tough injuries for Miami, the two headed monster that is LeBron and Anthony Davis, the Clippers parting ways with Doc Rivers, the upcoming NBA coaching carousel, and more (1:50). Then Ryen talks with CBS Sports and SiriusXM’s Danny Kanell about the College Football season including LSU’s (somewhat) surprising loss to Mississippi State, Texas-Texas Tech, Oklahoma-Kansas State, Miami’s hot start, the near impossible task of ranking these teams in such an unprecedented season, and more (1:09:23).
Oct 01 2020
Rank #3: NBA Trade Deadline With Adrian Wojnarowski | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Live from radio row in Miami, Russillo is joined by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski to talk about what we can expect from the upcoming NBA trade deadline, getting to know Kobe Bryant toward the end of his career, and more.
Jan 30 2020
Rank #4: Tales From the Couch: NBA Christmas Games. Plus, Life Advice
Russillo shares his notes from all of the NBA Christmas Day games including: Heat-Pelicans, Bucks-Warriors, Nets-Celtics, Lakers-Mavericks, and Clippers-Nuggets (2:00). Then Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (37:00).
Dec 26 2020
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Rank #5: What to Wear: 2020 With Chris Long and Big Cat. Plus Week 17 Recap. | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
It’s the end of the NFL regular season, and Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss Week 17. They discuss 49ers-Seahawks, Lions-Packers, Patriots-Dolphins, Eagles-Giants, Jameis Winston’s future, head coach turnover, and Round 1 projections. Plus, Chris Long shares some Week 17 stories from his career and more (8:50). Then Chris and Ryen are joined by Big Cat of the ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast to talk about male fashion trends in 2020 and what gems from the past they would like to bring back (1:18:25).
Dec 30 2019
Rank #6: 1998 Redraftapalooza, Sleeping Dirk, Free-Falling Pierce, and the Craziest NBA Draft Ever With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan to revisit the 1998 NBA draft and some of the legends in that draft class, before redrafting the first 15 picks.
Mar 31 2020
Rank #8: Major League Cheating, Plus NBA Check-in With Kevin O'Connor | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo tries to make sense of the MLB cheating scandal (3:25) before talking with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about the Bucks' improvement, the Celtics' schedule, the Lakers, Clippers, and Rockets, Brandon Ingram's leap, Chris Paul and the Thunder, trade deadline rumors, and more (19:20). Finally, Ryen shares some thoughts about the new Netflix documentary, 'Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez' (57:45).
Jan 17 2020
Rank #9: Super Bowl Stories, Plus Kevin Clark and Chuck Klosterman | Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo (Ep. 22)
Russillo goes through some of his Super Bowl memories in honor of Sunday's game (4:44), then he calls up Kevin Clark who is on the ground in Atlanta, GA to recap their NFL playoffs draft, and talk about some key factors in the Rams-Patriots matchup (20:27). Finally Russillo sits down with Chuck Klosterman to talk regional fandom, the CFB playoff structure, instant replay, and more (37:28).
Jan 30 2019
Rank #10: Week 14 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 14. They talk 49ers-Saints, Chiefs-Patriots, Rams-Seahawks, Colts-Buccaneers, and Raven-Bills. They also do a little college football, including Virginia-Clemson and LSU-Georgia, followed by top five AFC teams, doing stuff by yourself, and time-travel sporting events.
Dec 09 2019
Rank #11: "Angry Football Guy," Plus 12 Questions With Andy Benoit and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
Russillo rants about "football guy" during NBA free agency before asking SI's Andy Benoit and The Ringer's Kevin Clark a series of questions about the 2019-20 NFL season. They talk Todd Gurley, the biggest gap between front office and head coach, Tom Brady's 2018 season, Cleveland Browns hype, the first coach fired, Pat Mahomes II, hilarious headlines, and more.
Jul 03 2019
Rank #12: College Football Watch 2020. Plus, a Look at the Lakers and Clippers With Mike Trudell and Jovan Buha
Russillo shares his thoughts on the dragged-out CFB verdict (1:33) before talking with Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell about the Lakers' underwhelming restart in the Orlando bubble, the need to find their closing rotation, the ways teams are trying to stop Anthony Davis, the idea of "flipping the switch" for the playoffs, and more (14:37). Then Ryen talks with Jovan Buha, Clippers reporter for The Athletic, about the Clippers chasing consistency, the core player group when healthy, the effect Kawhi and Paul George have on each other, the team's potential defensive adjustments, particularly against the Lakers, and more (38:26). Finally Russillo answers a listener-submitted "Life Advice" question (58:10).
Aug 11 2020
Rank #13: CFB Preview and Andrew Luck's Farewell With Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
Russillo briefly rants on why CFB fandom is an annual kick in the teeth (2:35), before setting the stage for the 2019 NCAA season (12:25). Finally, Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to discuss Andrew Luck’s career, his retirement, the conversations it incites; They talk Jadeveon Clowney trade rumors, celebrity flag football games, and more (26:50).
Aug 28 2019
Rank #14: Offseason Preview With Albert Breer and Kevin Clark | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo (Ep. 23)
Russillo talks with SI's Albert Breer about the Belichick coaching tree, Brian Flores coaching the Dolphins, and Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins (1:55). Then The Ringer's Kevin Clark joins for some rapid-fire questions regarding the 2019 NFL season (17:10). Finally Russillo recaps his trip to Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII (48:05).
Feb 07 2019
Rank #15: Colin Cowherd | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo is joined by Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports to discuss becoming neighbors, working at ESPN and Fox, doing solo radio, handling tips from sports organizations, politics, fantasy radio cohosts, and MUCH more!
Feb 18 2020
Rank #16: Kevin Clark on NFL Free Agency | Dual Threat With Ryen Russillo
Russillo talks with Kevin Clark of 'The Ringer NFL Show' about the Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, Antonio Brown to the Raiders, dead money, why players rarely make it to free agency, NFL draft rumors, and more.
Mar 21 2019
Rank #17: Bill Simmons on the Polarizing Rockets. Plus, CFB With Bruce Feldman. | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo sits down with Bill Simmons to discuss Rockets-Spurs, a blown call, and why the Rockets are so polarizing. They also talk about the Nets, Raptors, Heat, and 76ers (2:29). Then Ryen is joined by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman to discuss USC’s coaching situation, Greg Schiano's return to Rutgers, Ryan Day’s success at Ohio State, Florida State speculations, the College Football Playoff, and more (56:40).
Dec 04 2019
Rank #18: Craig Kilborn on Luka, the Timberwolves' No. 1 Pick, and Round 2 Playoff Matchups. Plus, Why the Process Isn’t Dead.
Russillo shares his thoughts on another early playoff exit for the 76ers, Sam Hinkie, and the Process (2:20), before he is joined by the one and only Craig Kilborn. They discuss Luka Doncic’s stellar playoff performance against the Clippers, Celtics vs. Raptors Round 2 speculations, what the Timberwolves should do with their 2021 no. 1 draft pick, Finals picks, and more. Then, Ryen pitches Craig some 1990s 'SportsCenter' one-liners (11:55). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:00:25).
Aug 25 2020
Rank #19: NBA Over/Unders: The East! With Bill Simmons and Joe House | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons and Joe House for the annual NBA over/unders podcast. They make their picks for win totals in the Eastern Conference for the 2019-20 season.
Oct 18 2019
Rank #20: Week 8 Recap With Chris Long | The Ryen Russillo Podcast
Russillo is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long to discuss NFL Week 8, including the biggest headlines, best/worst plane rides, Cleveland’s coaching problem, QB regression, the Chiefs-Packers nail-biter, players-only meetings, a WWII history lesson, time travel, and much more.
Oct 28 2019