#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
Episode 26: Living Long Enough to Live Forever. In Episode 6, Peter and Dan described how mindset plays a key role in living a long, healthy life, this time they share stories about how they each arrived at their ambitious longevity goals. In this episode: Peter talks about Ray Kurzweil’s belief that children born today will have the ability to have an indefinite lifespan. Dan describes his thoughts on attitude and why the future is something you must work toward. Peter puts into perspective the amazing times we are living in, citing how the human lifespan has doubled over the last century. Dan mentions his visit to Human Longevity Inc., for the full story, listen to Episode 21 here.
#17 Nick Littlehales - Improve your sleep. Nick is regarded as the leading elite sports sleep coach in world sport. A leading industry expert with over 30 years experience in the world of sleep, sleeping habits, and product design and over 15 years dedicated to elite athletes and professional sport. For more information about Nick visit sportsleepcoach.co.uk For more information about Mind Set Game connect with us on Facebook @mindsetgamepodcast. For more information about James Roberts (the host of the podcast), visit fitamputee.co.uk
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: Greg Oden on Modern Big Men, Kevin Durant, and AAU (Ep. 51). The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier are joined in Columbus by 2007 no. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden to discuss the modern big man, the infamous push against Xavier, Kevin Durant's basketball success, and AAU stories from back in the day.
Rank #1: '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.
Rank #2: ‘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 #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: 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: Key Week 1 Matchups and Our Daily Fantasy Lineup | The Dantasy Football Podcast. Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz, and Craig Horlbeck highlight the key fantasy matchups to take advantage of heading into Week 1 (3:30), before crafting their daily fantasy lineup of the week (23:00).
Rank #1: ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E3 | The Precappables. The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 3 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:27), discuss whether Bran knows more about the Night King than he’s letting on (19:23), and talk about the key players (28:30). Finally, they break down the remaining characters' chances of survival (32:41).
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).
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: 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: Bill Simmons. Zach talks to Bill Simmons of The Ringer about the ten teams with the best NBA championship odds.
Rank #1: Tanking Reform, Playoff Sleepers, and Anthony Davis's Brilliance With Bill Simmons | Heat Check (Ep. 218). HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Haralabos Voulgaris and Jason Concepcion to discuss the trends of the modern NBA (3:09), the merits of advanced metrics (13:48), and how to fix tanking (34:17). Then they are joined by Justin Verrier to debate who belongs in the All-NBA first team (46:37), how much coaching matters (58:32), and the future of the post-trade-deadline Cleveland Cavaliers (69:14).Link — The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor on Takeaways From the Sloan Conference
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: The New NBA and Billionaire Secrets With Steve Nash, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Chris Ryan | The Bill Simmons Podcast. HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NBA legend Steve Nash to talk player empowerment and how the public reception has changed around players who leave their teams for new horizons (2:55). Then Bill sits down with 'Billions' cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien to discuss athlete cameos, turning 50, hanging with billionaires, writing the show, and more (37:25). Finally, Bill talks with Chris Ryan about Team USA, their narrow victory over Turkey, why young players may feel inclined to sit out of FIBA, Olympics predictions, and more (1:09:15)!
Rank #2: The NFL Is Back! Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal | The Bill Simmons Podcast. 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; Get ready for Week 1!
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 All Voicemail Podcast. Katie, Ashley and Dopp do an all voicemail podcast! The crew takes questions about 90's one-hit wonders, binge worthy shows, the top 16 ways to prepare a potato, sending someone to Mars, why Katie hates everyone, video games, bucket list sporting events, best and worst karaoke songs, if we had one wish what would we wish for, what celebrity would we be best friends with, power ranking corn products, our favorite biopics, Dopp's most embarrassing moments, why Ashley and Katie are so mean to Dopp, which branch of the military was Dopp in (cause he sounds dumb) and the best sports town that isn't the town we root for.
Rank #2: SummerSlap. Katie and Ashley answer a voicemail about picking between having no eyebrows or no fingernails (:10). Plus, the ladies take you on a super-slapping live adventure from Katie's first WWE Summer Slam (7:00).
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: 'Stros of Today and Stars of Tomorrow (Ep. 97). The Ringer's Michael Baumann is joined by Jake Kaplan from the Houston Chronicle to discuss Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Cooperstown (03:00), a disappointing trade deadline for the Astros (05:00), Carlos Correa's return (11:15), and the truth behind the funeral for Carlos Beltrán's glove. Then, Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs joins the show to talk about Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (23:00) and other late-season call-ups to keep an eye on (29:30).
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: Dissecting the 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale With Binge Mode Cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 180). The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald provide their instant takes on the finale and overall season of 'Game of Thrones' (0:30). Later 'Binge Mode' cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin join Chris to further dissect and examine what worked and what did not in 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 (18:30) and what we can expect from the forthcoming 'Game of Thrones' spinoffs (45:00).
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: 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 #2: 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).