Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 261)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Sunday night’s Emmys (5:00), Triple G vs. Canelo (8:00), the stout NFC South (16:00), Jay Cutler’s first win with the Dolphins (22:00), Trevor Siemian impressing in Denver (27:00), Buccaneers-Vikings (34:00), Marshal Yanda’s injury (38:00), Texans-Pats (44:00), Romo’s…
Source: Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 261)

'The Big Picture' — Danny Strong and the Recipe for a Classic Biopic (Ep. 352)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey and executive editor Chris Ryan reveal their favorite biopics and hash out what makes them great (1:00). Then, Sean sits down with writer, actor, and director Danny Strong to discuss his recent J.D. Salinger biopic, ‘Rebel in the Rye,’ and how doubling down on his passion…
Source: 'The Big Picture' — Danny Strong and the Recipe for a Classic Biopic (Ep. 352)

Richard Jefferson on Podcast Fame, Jason Kidd's Greatness, and Kyrie's Departure (Ep. 260)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cleveland Cavaliers forward and NBA champion Richard Jefferson to discuss training with the Walton family (8:00), Tim Duncan as a teammate (15:00), Jason Kidd’s dominance (23:00), the 2002 Eastern Conference finals (28:00), Kyrie’s scoring ability (33:00), the missed opportunities in the…
Source: Richard Jefferson on Podcast Fame, Jason Kidd's Greatness, and Kyrie's Departure (Ep. 260)

'The Press Box'—The Fight for the Future of ESPN (Ep. 351)

The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and Sean Fennessey discuss Jemele Hill, starting with her rise at ESPN (5:00), her upbringing in Detroit (15:00), the Trump administration’s response to Hill’s tweets (18:00), the impact of politicization on ESPN (26:00), and Hill’s next move (32:00).[11:12] 
Source: 'The Press Box'—The Fight for the Future of ESPN (Ep. 351)

Dan Snyder, Bacon Bits, and Boston Sports With David Chang, Joe House, and Bill's Dad (Ep. 259)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by renowned restaurateur David Chang and fellow DMV native Joe House to discuss the struggles of the Washington professional football team (12:00), Dan Snyder’s dysfunctional stadium setup (18:00), the best kinds of bacon (24:00), the best salads to pair with bacon (30:00),…
Source: Dan Snyder, Bacon Bits, and Boston Sports With David Chang, Joe House, and Bill's Dad (Ep. 259)

Guess the Lines Week 2 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 258)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Cousin Sal to recap all the NFL action from Week 1, including the QB panic meter (6:00), Russell Wilson’s woeful protection (14:00), Carson Wentz’s impressive debut (18:00), fantasy football standouts (24:00), and Tony Romo’s budding TV career (30:00). Then, Bill and Sal…
Source: Guess the Lines Week 2 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 258)

Friday Rollin' With Joe House and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 257)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Patriots’ deflating opening loss (6:00), Kareem Hunt’s rookie breakout (11:00), Gronk vs. Eric Berry (16:00), the downside of Tom Savage (22:00), Kyrie’s thoughts on the Celtics (31:00), and way-too-early NBA odds (36:00). Then, The Ringer’s Mallory…
Source: Friday Rollin' With Joe House and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 257)

‘The Big Picture’ — 'It' Director Andy Muschietti on Adapting Stephen King (Ep. 350)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with Kate Knibbs about Stephen King’s classic horror novel ‘It’ (0:30) before sitting down with Andy Muschietti, who discusses adapting the book for the screen and re-creating the terrifying character Pennywise (6:20).
Source: ‘The Big Picture’ — 'It' Director Andy Muschietti on Adapting Stephen King (Ep. 350)

’Insecure’ Season 2 Finale Preview (Ep. 349)

The Ringer’s Hannah Giorgis and Alison Herman look ahead to the season finale of HBO’s ‘Insecure’ by first celebrating the nuanced character developments in Season 2 (2:50), highlighting the show’s place among the summer TV landscape (8:15), and giving recognition to the showrunners’ even-handed approach in tackling the issues facing…
Source: ’Insecure’ Season 2 Finale Preview (Ep. 349)

At Home with Meghan Markle, George Clooney, and Serena Williams (Not At the Same Time) (Ep. 348)

The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Meghan Markle’s Vanity Fair cover story (5:00), George Clooney’s renewed availability (21:00), and Serena Williams’s new baby and decision to remain living solo before marriage (30:00).
Source: At Home with Meghan Markle, George Clooney, and Serena Williams (Not At the Same Time) (Ep. 348)