HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons connects with Chuck Klosterman to discuss Tiger Woods and his legacy through the lens of Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian’s recent book ‘Tiger Woods’ (3:05); the NBA playoffs, including Anthony Davis and all five of Rajon Rondo’s levels (42:20); and a quarterback-rich NFL draft…
Source: Chuck Klosterman on the Tiger Woods Book, NFL Draft QBs, and Rondo's Renaissance | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 355)
Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with comedic actor, director, and writer Jay Chandrasekhar about returning to make a ‘Super Troopers’ sequel 17 years after the original. Chandrasekhar also discusses what it’s like being an Indian American in Hollywood, returning to his roots, and bridging the divided audiences in comedy.
Source: 4/20 Special: Jay Chandrasekhar’s ‘Super Troopers’ Return | The Big Picture (Ep. 457)
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Khloe Kardashian giving birth in the midst of her boyfriend’s cheating scandal (0:38), Beyoncé’s Coachella takeover (22:07), and Gwyneth Paltrow’s engagement party, which definitely wasn’t a wedding (33:35).More from The Ringer:The Beyoncé-at-Coachella Exit Survey
Source: Beychella or Bust and the Khloe Kardashian–Tristan Thompson Scandal Timeline | Jam Session (Ep. 256)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks about the bleakest Patriots outlook in recent memory in the wake of Tom Brady’s hesitation to sign a new contract (4:12). Then Bill is joined by colleague and Spurs fan Shea Serrano to further discuss the Kawhi Leonard situation (16:33) before talking about…
Source: Brady vs. Belichick, Sad Spurs Fans, and Best New Action Movies With Shea Serrano | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 354)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to talk NBA, including a breakout Giannis performance, the Knicks’ hilarious coaching search, Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs, the 76ers-Heat series, and the Pacers’ beatdown of the Cavs. Then they revisit the ‘House of Carbs’ NBA food cities pod…
Source: NBA Playoff Unicorns, Decoding Kawhi, and Round 1 Overreactions With Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 353)
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the news of Sean Hannity being Michael Cohen’s third client (02:00), the “Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week” (15:015), the James Comey book tour (19:15), and the media’s coverage of the missile strike on Syria (39:30).
Source: Hannity Revealed, Comey’s Book, and Spinning the Syria Attacks | The Press Box (Ep. 255)
Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with filmmaker Andrew Haigh about his emotionally devastating ‘Lean on Pete,’ about an orphaned boy (Charlie Plummer) and his horse, the titular Pete, and their journey from Oregon to Wyoming in search of a long-lost family member. Haigh also discusses his long career as a…
Source: Life and Death in the American West With ‘Lean on Pete’ Director Andrew Haigh | The Big Picture (Ep. 254)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the NBA playoff matchups. They talk gambling stay-aways, questionable coaching, and give their playoff predictions.
Source: 2018 NBA Playoff Mega-Preview With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 352)
The Ringer’s Justin Charity and Kate Knibbs break down Mark Zuckerberg’s week testifying in front of Congress (2:04) and what the legislators questioning him were missing (14:03). Then, they discuss the backlash against the ‘Simpsons’ character Apu (18:07) and how the series decided to address the controversy this week, which…
Source: Facebook in the Hot Seat and the Problem With ‘The Simpsons’ | Damage Control (Ep. 453)
HBO and The Ringer’s BIll Simmons is joined by Mike Francesa to talk about present and past Masters winners, the Yankees’ slow start, the Red Sox’s hot streak, other AL teams, NBA MVPs, the NBA playoffs, and what the first couple of picks in this year’s NFL draft might look…
Source: Mike Francesa on the NBA's Real MVP, Yanks-Sox, and Masters Lessons. Plus: the Facebook Crisis with Alyssa Bereznak | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 351)