Through the Ringer offers a mix of podcasts that includes the best of the Ringer Podcast Network, special episodes devoted to timely topics, and other projects.
Through the Ringer offers a mix of podcasts that includes the best of the Ringer Podcast Network, special episodes devoted to timely topics, and other projects.
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#12 Jesse. Four years ago, Jesse was hit by a car and nearly died. Now he wants to find the driver. And thank him.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.Special thanks to Emily Condon, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, and Jackie Cohen.The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, and Edwin, with additional music by Chris Zabriskie, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Charles Smith, Visager, Graham Barton, and Katie Mullins. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
83- Heyoon. Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alex Goldman was a misfit. Bored and disaffected and angry, he longed for a place to escape to. And then he found Heyoon. The only way to find out about Heyoon for someone to … Continue reading →
#18 || The defection of a Roger Ailes warrior. "Very earlier on, Roger called me Ailes Junior. He told my dad, 'I've never met anyone more like me than Joe.'" As the protégé of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, Joe Lindsley was closer to the man who built Fox News than any Fox executive. He helped write Ailes' speeches, sat next to him at executive meetings, and went to church with his family on Sundays. What moved the ambitious twenty-something to abandon the conservative media titan? For a deeper dive into his epic odyssey, check out Joe's memoir — Fake News / True Story: www.inkshares.com/books/fake-news-true-story
Tony Blair: Centrism may be dead. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sits down with Glenn Thrush in London to discuss the relationship between American and British politics, his close relationship with the Clintons, Brexit, and the danger of approaching politics with a closed-mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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: Super Bowl LII Prop Bet Extravaganza With Bill Simmons (Ep. 40). Cousin Sal is joined by Bill Simmons to carry on the timeless tradition of picking out the best prop bets to put down on Super Bowl LII!
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).
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: The St. Patrick's Selection Sunday Special | One Shining Podcast. Titus and Tate sit down to discuss the 2019 NCAA tournament bracket, which is filled with a ton of possible upsets, favorable draws, Kemba candidates, the Pitino Bowl, and more. This is March!
Rank #1: 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.
Rank #2: Bill Simmons and Mike Lombardi on Super Bowl Parties and David Chang's 'Majordomo' | House of Carbs (Ep. 30). The Ringer's Joe House is joined by three-time Super Bowl champion Michael Lombardi to discuss his approach to Super Bowl parties (2:20). Then the Podfather Bill Simmons hijacks Food News to tell House why he's been to chef David Chang's new restaurant, Majordomo, three times in eight days (27:40). Finally House talks with Harry of the Degenerate Trifecta from 'Against All Odds With Cousin Sal' about Las Vegas Super Bowl parties and his weight-loss Super Bowl bet with Sal (60:00).
Rank #1: The Truth About (the Original) Ty Cobb (Ep. 92). The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about Freddie Freeman's performance at third base so far (00:30), the Nationals' trade for Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson (02:00), and Matt Holliday's weekend baserunning adventure (06:15). Then, with "Ty Cobb" recently trending for a surprising reason, they talk to Charles Leerhsen, author of 'Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,' about why the baseball legend was not the cruel, cutthroat racist he's widely believed to be (12:00), how that misconception started (26:30), and what we can learn from how hard it's been to debunk Cobb's bad reputation (49:30).
Rank #2: Red Sox–Yankees ALDS Recap With Bill Simmons and JackO | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 157). HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons gleefully calls his buddy JackO, a Yankees fan, to discuss Boston's win over New York in the 2018 ALDS.
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: The Patriots Look Better Than Ever, Kyler Murray’s Comeback, and the Cowboys Shine | The Ringer NFL Show. The Patriots might have their best team in a decade (1:30), the Ravens pummel the tanking Dolphins, and the Cowboys look like the real deal. (9:30). Plus, the Browns disappoint in a major way at home, the bizarre Lions-Cardinals game, and the overreactions from Week 1 (28:30).Hosts: Robert Mays, Kevin Clark
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: 'Avengers: Infinity War’ Mega-pod and Why You Should Watch ‘Killing Eve’ (Ep. 253). The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review this weekend’s massive blockbuster, ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and discuss its plot, emotional stakes, and impressive accomplishment (2:00). Later, they discuss one of their favorite shows on television right now, ‘Killing Eve’ (51:00).*This episode contains spoilersFor more on Avengers
Rank #1: Massive Overreactions to Week 1 of the Premier League (Ep. 2). The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon team up to break down Week 1 of the Premier League, including massive overreactions (2:22) and Week 1 superlatives (18:50). Then they are joined by colleague and Arsenal fan Donnie Kwak to discuss Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham (39:45), and finally they speculate on some exciting transfer rumors (50:05).
Rank #2: Will Tottenham Ever Win Another Game at Home? (Ep. 3). Playing a man down, The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon and Micah Peters recap the past week in soccer, including news on Kylian Mbappé (0:00) and massive overreactions (6:14), before they're joined by colleague and bald correspondent Donnie Kwak for last week's superlatives in Zonal Question Marks (30:25). Then they wrap up with the Pulisic watch and some Neymar in Ligue 1 (51:43).
Rank #1: Jeff Van Gundy, ESPN/ABC. Zach talks to Jeff Van Gundy about the Wolves' defense, the Thunder's struggles, the Clippers' collapse and strange starts across the Western Conference.
Rank #2: Ryen Russillo, ESPN. Zach talks to ESPN's Ryen Russillo about the Joel Embiid extension (1:02), teams chasing the Warriors (16:43), the Lakers' future (40:38) and more.
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.
Rank #1: 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
Rank #2: NBA Over/Under With Bill Simmons—Eastern Conference (Ep. 142). HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons outlines the entire Eastern Conference with help from Joe House and Jason Concepcion. Topics include: the inferior Eastern Conference (6:00), the Bulls' tanking efforts (10:00), the Nets not tanking anymore (18:00), the lack of incentive for the Knicks (24:00), reasons why the Pacers will stay competitive (29:00), the awful Orlando Magic (35:00), Philly's chance to take the next step (42:00), the Miami Heat's dark-horse title chances (57:00), Jabari Parker's trade value (1:06:00), the Wizards' chance for a Boogie trade (1:11:00), the Celtics' new core (1:15:00), and Kyrie's relationship with Brad Stevens (1:18:00).
Rank #1: All Things U.S. Open With Bill Simmons and Joel Beall | Fairway Rollin’. Joe House is joined by Joel Beall of Golf Digest to discuss Pebble Beach's conditions, which players look promising, betting props, and more (3:50). Then Megan Schuster joins to preview the players' fashion choices and discuss Phil Mickelson’s newest social media content (52:00), and Chris Vernon calls in to offer his picks for the U.S. Open. Plus: a surprise appearance from Bill Simmons (71:30)!Host: Joe HouseGuests: Joel Beall, Megan Schuster, Chris Vernon, Bill Simmons
Rank #2: The U.S. Open Gambling and Analytics Guide | Fairway Rollin’. Joe House is joined by former Pebble Beach caddie Paul Koehorst to discuss conditions at the course, why the scores will be lower this weekend, and a few picks (3:50). Then the 15th Club’s Justin Ray calls in to give his advice on bets for the weekend (35:00) before Harry Gagnon joins to make some value picks for the U.S. Open (80:00).Host: Joe HouseGuests: Paul Koehorst, Justin Ray, Harry Gagnon
Rank #1: Bill Simmons joins The Vertical Podcast. HBO's Bill Simmons joins JJ Redick on The Vertical podcast. Simmons discuss his new HBO show, his evolution as a podcast host and talks with Redick about how social media has impacted professional athletes. Simmons and Redick discuss the relationship between athletes, including Redick's own history as a villain at Duke. Here are some key moments: 1:03: Why Simmons doesn’t go on other podcasts and his evolution as a host. 3:45: Social media allowing athletes to control their message. 9:35: Are NBA players too sensitive with the media? 12:25: Has the podcast market become oversaturated? 15:16: The difference between doing a studio show and a podcast. 21:10: The goal of Simmons’ show “Any Given Wednesday.” 26:48: Simmons’ best piece of advice for someone starting a podcast. 30:06: The players Redick wishes he could have played with and the chemistry required for great teams. 39:38: How the Warriors will incorporate Kevin Durant. 47:49: The Clippers’ decision to bring everybody back this summer. 51:05: The toughest players in the league for Redick to guard. 54:25: Imagining a sequel to “Swingers” with a new cast. 58:09: Four-on-Four: Best things about living in Los Angeles they didn’t know before moving there.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Stan Van Gundy joins The Vertical Podcast. Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reunites with his longtime shooting guard on The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. Van Gundy and JJ have a close and long relationship, and go into fascinating detail about several facets of team building in the NBA, including style of play and locker room culture. Van Gundy goes into great detail about his own self-doubt as a coach, about how hard he can be on himself and where that comes from in his background. They talk about the challenge of Van Gundy’s dual roles with the Pistons, and remember back to the worst verbal undressing that Redick ever received as a player (from Stan, of course). Here are some specific moments: 2:10: Redick reflects on joining ESPN’s NBA Countdown as a studio analyst last week. 7:56: How great team defenses don’t require five great individual defenders. 12:49: The time Van Gundy yelled at JJ more than any other coach for not understanding pick-and-roll coverage. 14:35: Van Gundy’s work ethic and sense of accountability. 19:10: Balancing the dual role of coach and president of basketball operations. 22:50: The value of different perspectives and transparency in the Pistons' organization. 27:44: Van Gundy's offseason travels to speak with coaches and leaders. 34:02: “I’d almost rather lose with a great group of guys than win with a bunch of a-------.” 41:06: How do the Pistons look to improve and build upon this season? 47:16: The influence of their Magic teams on today’s NBA. 59:00: Needing the right personnel to play small.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: MIL/BOS; SAS/GSW; MIA/PHI Game 5s; NYT's Marc Stein on Coaching Carousel. Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We take a long look at an incredibly intense game between the Bucks and Celtics, then briefer discussions of GSW/SAS and MIA/PHI. Then Marc Stein of the New York Times joins to discuss Mike Budenholzer's destination, the Bucks' potential opening and the domino effect it could create, Marc's report that Terry Stotts could be on the move from Portland, the assistants getting the most buzz in the process, and JB Bickerstaff's future in Memphis.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
Rank #2: Two Classics: UTA/OKC and IND/CLE Game 5s. Plus TOR/WAS, and Bud out in ATL. Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We recap two first-round classics in UTA/OKC and IND/CLE Game 5. Then a look at Toronto's win against Washington, a little on Minnesota/Houston, and finally the departure of Mike Budenholzer from Atlanta.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
Rank #1: 78. Charles Barkley. What a special episode we have for YOU - the one & only, “Chuckster”, “Chuck”, Charles Barkley joins us & boy does he waste no time. People always say when it comes to Chuck: what you see is what you get. Couldn’t be more honest & true. From adult beverage advice, to his stardom on the hardwood & now off - we travel all over the map for the next 90 min! His days as a youngster growing up in Alabama, the influence of the Great Moses Malone, the leagues current superstars and this seasons ROY ... fishing, pigs & what life on “Inside the NBA” is really like - be ready to laugh your tail off. Despite no wine for this edition, you learn real fast when it comes to Chuck & Richard - life, it remains the same - & so with that we say, CHEERS!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 61. LeBron James & Dwyane Wade. When it comes to PB&J, it doesn’t get much better than this! Best friends, 3-time champions & future Hall of Famers, LeBron James & Dwyane Wade take on Road Trippin'. The guys open up on epic vacation stories (yes, the Banana boat), wines, Colin Kaepernick receiving the ‘Muhammad Ali: Legacy Award’, & his true impact on life outside of sports. Ever wonder who would win in a game of one-on-one between these two superstars or what their first meeting was like? We've got you covered! #PeanutButterJellyTimeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices