Bill Simmons’s new podcast breaks down the NBA's most important games, players, and teams, extending and reinventing his New York Times no. 1 bestselling book from 2009. Playing off the NBA’s dramatic changes during the past decade, Bill uses new commentary and fresh interviews with players and top media members to determine how the league has evolved and where it’s headed.Produced by Bill Simmons and Kyle Crichton Music by Jackson Lowe Lyrics and vocals by Tic Tac and Melatonin
Rank #1: Steve Kerr on 25 Years With The Secret (and Why Curry’s Warriors Couldn’t Keep It) | Book of Basketball 2.0.
Chapter 1: Future Hall of Famer Steve Kerr joins Bill to discuss a quarter-century of learning “The Secret” in Chicago (with Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson), San Antonio (with Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich), and Phoenix (with Steve Nash), and then how Kerr watched it unfold during his historic run as the coach of the three-time champion Golden State Warriors. Were they the greatest team of all time? And why couldn’t it last? Does “The Secret” have a shelf life?
Rank #2: Stephen Curry and the Pyramid (With Ryen Russillo) | Book of Basketball 2.0.
Chapter 2: Will we remember the 2010s for Curry or LeBron? Is Curry already the greatest shooter of all time? Has any modern superstar ever had more career-related “what ifs”? Is Curry STILL underrated? And where does he rank on Bill’s 100-player Hall of Fame Pyramid? These questions and more are broken down in our first Pyramid Podcast with The Ringer’s Ryen Russillo.
Two of The Ringer’s most overly obsessed basketball lovers, Mark Titus and Tate Frazier, from the hoop states of Indiana and North Carolina, talk through all the many happenings in the world of college basketball and beyond!
Rank #1: The Sleeping Giants of College Basketball With Bill Simmons Part 1 (Ep. 12).
The Ringer's Tate Frazier and Mark Titus are joined by HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons to discuss the best college programs with the potential to majorly impact the college basketball landscape.
Rank #2: "Testing the Water" Season Is Upon Us | One Shining Podcast (Ep. 41).
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier reunite after finding inner peace on their respective vacations to talk about players who are "testing the waters" of the NBA draft. Later they discuss Coach K and Rick Pitino, NBA playoffs, Australians, and Titus's new affinity for hip-hop.
'The Rewatchables,' a film podcast from the Ringer Podcast Network, features HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a roundtable of people from The Ringer universe discussing movies they can’t seem to stop watching.
Rank #1: ‘The Godfather’ With Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan to make you an offer you can’t refuse as they honor one of the greatest films in American cinema history, ‘The Godfather,’ starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.
Rank #2: 'Good Will Hunting’ With Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Shea Serrano, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey go see about a girl and rewatch the 1997 classic ‘Good Will Hunting,’ starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Robin Williams. They also discuss alternate endings, sequels, and whether ‘Good Will Hunting’ is the best Boston movie of all time.
ESPN's Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.
Rank #1: Bill Simmons.
Zach talks to Bill Simmons of The Ringer about Clippers-Rockets craziness (:45), Eastern Conference All-Stars (14:12) and much more.
Rank #2: Bill Simmons.
Zach talks to Bill Simmons of The Ringer about the ten teams with the best NBA championship odds.
The Ringer NFL Show features a rotating group of Ringer NFL experts, including Robert Mays, Kevin Clark, and Danny Kelly. The show will also feature ex-players and coaches, among others, as guests.
Rank #1: Lombardi’s Week 14 Reactions | GM Street (Ep. 363).
The Vikings struggle on offense, the Dolphins shock the Patriots, Chicago stymies the Rams, and the Steelers slip up in Oakland, plus the weekly awards.Hosts: Michael Lombardi and Tate Frazier
Rank #2: Training Camp Preview and Under-the-Radar Teams | The Ringer NFL Show (Ep. 273).
The Ringer’s Kevin Clark and Robert Mays break down what to watch for during teams’ training camps, including young quarterbacks (03:40), new coaches (18:58), and superteams (24:30). Then they look at this season’s under-the-radar teams (31:11) and talk about recent news in the NFL (45:17).
JJ Redick of New Orleans Pelicans interviews some of the biggest names in basketball—including his teammates!—and many other celebrities. It’s an inside look at life in the NBA and conversations with people who interest Redick and his co-host, Tommy Alter, the most.
Rank #1: Kyrie Irving on Conspiracy Theories, Tightening His Handle, and Going to the Celtics (Ep. 4).
JJ Redick sits down with Boston Celtics superstar Kyrie Irving to discuss conspiracy theories (1:45), traveling in London (11:45), the connection the two share as Duke alums (14:05), and how Kyrie developed his dribbling skills (19:20). Then, they talk about mental preparations before a game (32:35), the details of Kyrie’s move to Boston (35:25), seeking out new challenges (41:40), and the unique greatness of Celtics head coach Brad Stevens (45:30).
Rank #2: Donovan Mitchell on His Rookie Campaign, the Worst NBA Cities, and His Desire to Give Back (Ep. 16).
JJ Redick sits down with rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell to discuss taking the NBA by storm in his first season (9:00), reasons to love living in Utah, his desire to be drafted by Michael Jordan (17:00), what it would mean to win Rookie of the Year (24:05), the obsession with rewatching film from the playoffs (36:00), and ways to improve his game in year two.
A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.
Rank #1: D’Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins, Andre Iguodala to Miami, and More From the NBA Trade Deadline | The Ringer NBA Show.
We react to the biggest news of today’s NBA trade deadline, including the Golden State Warriors swapping D’Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins, the Miami Heat acquiring Andre Iguodala, the Philadelphia 76ers making modest upgrades in Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson, and more.Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
Rank #2: LeBron Thought About the Knicks, but It Was All a (Pipe) Dream | The Mismatch (Ep. 352).
LeBron James comments on having considered the New York Knicks as a free-agent destination (1:17), the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks continue to overperform behind their young stars (14:50), the Boston Celtics return to excellence after a slow start (34:10), and the Los Angeles Lakers look to add Trevor Ariza to an already wing-heavy roster (43:10).Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor
'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on-air personality and the host of "Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing," Sal Iacono breaks down the world of gambling across a variety of sports, including NFL, NBA, NHL, UFC, boxing, wrestling, and competitive hot dog eating. Each week, Sal offers up odds analysis as well as his best bets, and brings on celebrities, Vegas experts, and his pack of degenerate friends, who are shameless about discussing their latest wins and losses (mostly losses).
Rank #1: The NFC Over-Unders With Bill Simmons (Ep. 69).
Cousin Sal is joined by Bill Simmons for part two of the annual NFL season preview discussing Philly's Super Bowl defense, the Cowboys's impending downfall, Mike Zimmer's defense, Cam Newton's MVP chances, Jimmy G's need for a celebrity girlfriend, Russell Wilson's bounce-back and more NFC teams to keep an eye on.
Rank #2: The Annual NFC Over/Unders With Bill Simmons (Ep. 120).
Cousin Sal is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss the division winners, best bets, and biggest story lines to look out for in the NFC.
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.
Rank #1: Dominant Warriors, Five LeBrons, Soccer Trolls, MLB Struggles, and Chappaquiddick With Chuck Klosterman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 388).
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss the Golden State Warriors acquiring DeMarcus Cousins and how long their dominance in the NBA can last (01:56). They also debate whether a starting five of all LeBron Jameses would be better than a starting five of any other player in NBA history (21:12). Then they talk about soccer trolls (52:30), the current and future state of MLB (54:28), and the Chappaquiddick scandal in light of it being turned into a movie (1:33:22).
Rank #2: The Kawhi Sweepstakes, a Warriors Reboot, a Knicks WTF Update, and Summer Conspiracies With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast.
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Kawhi Leonard's options, best fits, and undetectable motivations. They talk D'Angelo Russell's addition to the Warriors , the Brooklyn free-agency sweep, the Knicks' misfortunes, the 76ers' exciting starting five, the Celtics adding Enes Kanter, Jimmy Butler to the Heat, Hassan Whiteside to the Trailblazers, mailbag questions, Gym Corner, and more!
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between.
Rank #1: Ep. 268: Top-50 Fast Food Items With Bill Simmons and Joe House.
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons brings on Joe House so they can respond to The Ringer's top-50 fast food list and offer up their thoughts on which items were overrated, underrated, and properly rated.
Rank #2: Ep. 280: ‘Bachelor Party’ — The Season Finale.
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss Nick’s decision to choose Vanessa over Raven (0:30), things they’d rather see in a finale (7:30), and a new version of 'The Bachelor' with celebrities (18:50). Then Ringer 'Bachelor' recap writer Rodger Sherman joins to further dissect Monday's finale (32:12).
Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.
Rank #1: Ep. 58: 'Stranger Things,' 'The Night Of,' and Facebook Live Q&A.
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Netflix's surprising 'Stranger Things' and the second episode of HBO's 'The Night Of.' Then they do a Facebook Live question-and-answer session (41:25).
Rank #2: Ep. 92: 'The League,' 'Atlanta,' and 'Westworld' Re-Up With Jason Mantzoukas.
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to discuss improvisation in 'The League,' slam poetry on 'Atlanta' (24:48), the new Beach Slang album (31:20), and the slow burn of 'Westworld' (37:50).
Noted food enthusiast Joe House, of the Ringer universe and international eating acclaim, is joined by fine diners, fast foodies, and dilettantes of delivery to devour the latest additions to the food universe’s menu. The backgrounds of guests on House of Carbs will be as varied as the palates of The Donald and Anthony Bourdain, i.e., celebrity chefs, TV and print food media members, restaurant reviewers, and celebrities/athletes with a known interest in food.
Rank #1: Bill Simmons on Hot Dogs, California Eating, and Conquering Las Vegas Food (Ep. 2).
The Ringer's Joe House is joined by Juliet Litman to discuss this week's food news (1:38). Then, House talks with Bill Simmons about his passion for hot dogs (25:52), Bill's transition from East Coast to West Coast eating (34:05), and varying approaches to eating in Las Vegas (50:44). They wrap up with Bill's "Last Meal on Earth" (58:20).
Rank #2: Bill Simmons on the Best NBA-Finals Food Cities | House of Carbs (Ep. 40).
The Ringer's Joe House is joined for the second pod in a row by his longtime buddy Bill Simmons to rank each of the potential NBA Finals cities based on their food scene. We're sorry in advance.
A short time from now in a studio not so far, far away…Grab your lightsaber, climb aboard the Millennium Falcon, and get ready to jump to light speed with Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion as they take their signature deep dive on the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.
Rank #1: ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter.
The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the first five chapters of 'Sorcerer's Stone' and the theme of discovery (11:31), delve into the Gringotts Wizarding bank (1:03:01), list seven of their favorite insights and observations from the chapters (1:10:33), and award the House Cup to the friendly half-giant, Rubeus Hagrid (1:14:40).You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.
Rank #2: S7E7: The Dragon and the Wolf | Game of Thrones.
Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” by exploring the episode's central theme, unions (9:00), before breaking down the rules of succession in Westeros and Jon’s claim to the Iron Throne (77:00). Finally, they crown their champions (94:00).
The TV show you just watched, explained in detail and in depth with Ringer staffers and friends.
Rank #1: ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E4 | The Precappables.
The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 4 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:24), discuss what fate lies ahead for Cersei based on The Valonqar prophecy (21:57), and talk about the key players (34:34). Finally, they each give their predictions for what’s to come (40:49).Host: Zach Kram, Riley McAtee
Rank #2: ‘Game of Thrones’, S8E2 | The Precappables.
The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 2 of ‘Game of Thrones’. They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:22), discuss Daenerys’s dragons in the North (20:49), and talk about the key players ahead of the Battle of Winterfell (33:40). Finally, they give their predictions for what they expect to happen in the upcoming episode (41:39).
Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN's Insiders sort out life in and around the NBA world.
Rank #1: Warriors, Wolves, Cavs and enjoying sports.
Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Tim MacMahon and Rachel Nichols free associate on the Warriors' injuries (2:55), the Timberwolves (13:40), Ty Lue and JR Smith (23:15), the surprising Pacers, Raptors and East seeding (30:30) and Finals pairings (49:20).
Rank #2: Wild and crazy Game 1 of the 2018 Finals.
Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Kevin Pelton and Amin Elhassan discuss the varied reactions around Game 1 of the NBA Finals (2:35), overshadowed moments (9:50), downplaying suspensions and flagrants (16:05), the Cavs' collapse in OT (22:05), the Warriors' crunchtime lineup (28:50) and the block/charge controversy (32:15) and if Game 1 was the Cavs' best chance to make it a series (44:00).