Top 20 NBA Players Right Now With Joe House (Ep. 288)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to construct a top-20 list of the best current NBA players through one month of the 2017-18 season.
Source: Top 20 NBA Players Right Now With Joe House (Ep. 288)

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Storytelling, Challenging Obama, and the Kaepernick Situation (Ep. 286)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined one of the most influential authors of the 21st century Ta-Nehisi Coates to discuss the importance of reading (6:00), LeBron managing his celebrity status (18:00), the decision to challenge President Obama (28:00), the role of athlete involvement in political protest (34:00), the…
Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Storytelling, Challenging Obama, and the Kaepernick Situation (Ep. 286)

Guess the Lines Week 11 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 286)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the loaded NFC wild-card race (5:00), another week of bad beats in the NFL (11:00), Jerry Jones vs. Roger Goodell (20:15), Martellus Bennett’s return to New England (28:00), Rams-Vikings (33:00), Ravens-Packers (37:00), Bengals-Broncos (44:00), Bills-Chargers (48:30), Saints-Redskins…
Source: Guess the Lines Week 11 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 286)

NFL Problems, JFK Conspiracies, ESPN, and Announcer Rules (Ep. 285)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker to discuss the glaring problems with ‘Thursday Night Football’ (7:00), the rise of breaking investigative Hollywood stories (28:00), the JFK conspiracy world (34:00), the much-maligned ESPN layoffs (48:00), and announcer shelf lives (1:04:00).
Source: NFL Problems, JFK Conspiracies, ESPN, and Announcer Rules (Ep. 285)

Celtics Chatter, Dan Patrick, and Pastor Carl Lentz (Ep. 284)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons offers up his thoughts on the Celtics’ win streak (5:00) and Kyrie Irving’s newfound love of facilitating his teammates (10:00). Then Dan Patrick of ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ joins to discuss his role in BS’s dismissal from ESPN (27:30), the problems with today’s sports…
Source: Celtics Chatter, Dan Patrick, and Pastor Carl Lentz (Ep. 284)

Guess the Lines Week 10 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 283)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the lowlights of the NFL weekend (6:00), Sal’s fantasy mishaps (14:00), Eagles-Chiefs (24:00), the Cardinals’ playoff chances (28:00), the end of Eli Manning (35:00), Steelers-Colts (40:00), Chargers-Jaguars (45:00), Dolphins-Panthers (54:00), and another rousing edition of “Parent Corner”…
Source: Guess the Lines Week 10 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 283)

Movies and NBA Chatter With Wesley Morris, Sean Fennessey, and Tom Haberstroh (Ep. 282)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey and New York Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris to discuss Oscar noms (7:00), Clooney’s struggles (23:00), Jennifer Lawrence’s missed chances (32:00), the state of Tom Cruise (41:00), and reasons to watch ‘The Deuce’ (58:30). Then, recently departed ESPNer…
Source: Movies and NBA Chatter With Wesley Morris, Sean Fennessey, and Tom Haberstroh (Ep. 282)

Smart-Gal Wednesday: Publishing Maven Janice Min on Us Weekly’s Heyday, The Hollywood Reporter’s Rejuvenation, and the Harvey Weinstein Fallout (Ep. 281)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by publishing power player Janice Min to discuss Us Weekly’s heyday (6:00), the increased intimacy of celebrity coverage (14:00), the “Brangelina” coverage (19:00), the relatable act upheld by the Kardashians (25:00), working with Jann Wenner (33:00), the end of the celebrity era…
Source: Smart-Gal Wednesday: Publishing Maven Janice Min on Us Weekly’s Heyday, The Hollywood Reporter’s Rejuvenation, and the Harvey Weinstein Fallout (Ep. 281)

Guess the Lines Week 9 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 280)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the never-ending Game 5 of the World Series (5:00), the Texans-Seahawks showdown (15:00), the Pats’ trade potential (21:00), the Zombie Browns (30:00), Chiefs-Cowboys (34:00), Rams-Giants (38:30), Broncos-Eagles (43:00), Kirk Cousins’s trade value (49:00), DeAndre Hopkins’s stake as…
Source: Guess the Lines Week 9 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 280)

Miles Teller on Reviving Rom-Coms, Making Sports Movies, and Enjoying the Film Process (Ep. 279)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by BSMG president Eric Weinberger to discuss the Dodgers’ World Series chances (6:00) and the best ballparks in baseball (14:00). Then, actor Miles Teller joins to give his thoughts on filming ‘Whiplash’ (35:00), what’s missing in modern rom-coms (44:00), and the best…
Source: Miles Teller on Reviving Rom-Coms, Making Sports Movies, and Enjoying the Film Process (Ep. 279)