Charlize Theron on Becoming an Action Hero, Avoiding Rom-Coms, and 15 Minutes With De Niro (Ep. 242)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron to discuss her new action film ‘Atomic Blonde’ (5:00), auditioning with a poor English accent (11:00), Johnny Depp’s presence (16:00), Tobey Maguire’s gambling (22:00), chatting with De Niro (33:00), consulting Patty Jenkins on ‘Monster’ (39:00), overcoming a…
Source: Charlize Theron on Becoming an Action Hero, Avoiding Rom-Coms, and 15 Minutes With De Niro (Ep. 242)

Kyrie-LeBron Fallout and Carmelo-to-OKC With Kevin O'Connor and Joe House (Ep. 241)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor and Joe House to discuss Carmelo Anthony potentially going to OKC (5:00), Kyrie Irving’s decision to demand a trade (14:00), the importance of All-NBA honors (18:00), John Wall vs. Kyrie (25:00), LeBron’s blindsided act (35:00), David Griffin’s…
Source: Kyrie-LeBron Fallout and Carmelo-to-OKC With Kevin O'Connor and Joe House (Ep. 241)

Smart-Guy Friday: Nathan Hubbard on Zombie Bands, Ticket Trends, and Twitter Comebacks (Ep. 240)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on former Ticketmaster CEO and House Eats 3 judge Nathan Hubbard to discuss the booming business of nostalgia-rock concerts (5:00), James Dolan’s desire to improve acoustics in arenas (18:00), the best bets for future Super Bowl performances (27:00), Taylor Swift’s chance to perform…
Source: Smart-Guy Friday: Nathan Hubbard on Zombie Bands, Ticket Trends, and Twitter Comebacks (Ep. 240)

Smart-Guy Friday: Nathan Hubbard on Zombie Bands, Ticket Trends, and Twitter Comebacks (Ep. 240)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on former Ticketmaster CEO and House Eats 3 judge Nathan Hubbard to discuss the booming business of nostalgia-rock concerts (5:00), James Dolan’s desire to improve acoustics in arenas (18:00), the best bets for future Super Bowl performances (27:00), Taylor Swift’s chance to perform…
Source: Smart-Guy Friday: Nathan Hubbard on Zombie Bands, Ticket Trends, and Twitter Comebacks (Ep. 240)

JackO on 'Mike and the Mad Dog,' and Shea Serrano on the Best Worst Movie Dunks (Ep. 239)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on old buddy JackO to discuss Aaron Judge’s slump after the home run derby (7:00), the Yankees’ trade for Clint Frazier (12:00), the scariest hitters in the Yankees–Red Sox rivalry (26:30), and the genius behind ‘Mike and the Mad Dog’ (34:00). Then, The…
Source: JackO on 'Mike and the Mad Dog,' and Shea Serrano on the Best Worst Movie Dunks (Ep. 239)

JackO on 'Mike and the Mad Dog,' and Shea Serrano on the Best Worst Movie Dunks (Ep. 239)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on old buddy JackO to discuss Aaron Judge’s slump after the home run derby (7:00), the Yankees’ trade for Todd Frazier (12:00), the scariest hitters in the Yankees–Red Sox rivalry (26:30), and the genius behind ‘Mike and the Mad Dog’ (34:00). Then, The…
Source: JackO on 'Mike and the Mad Dog,' and Shea Serrano on the Best Worst Movie Dunks (Ep. 239)

Jimmy Butler on the Bulls, Jordan, and L.A. Pick-up Games (Ep. 238)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler to give his thoughts on his exit from the Bulls (4:00), D-Wade’s impact (11:00), tampering in the NBA offseason (18:00), idolizing the Jordan brand (26:00), Karl-Anthony Towns’s unique skill set (31:00), his return to Chicago next season (37:00),…
Source: Jimmy Butler on the Bulls, Jordan, and L.A. Pick-up Games (Ep. 238)

Jimmy Butler on the Bulls, Jordan, and L.A. Pick-up Games (Ep. 238)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler to give his thoughts on his exit from the Bulls (4:00), D-Wade’s impact (11:00), tampering in the NBA offseason (18:00), idolizing the Jordan brand (26:00), Karl-Anthony Towns’s unique skill set (31:00), his return to Chicago next season (37:00),…
Source: Jimmy Butler on the Bulls, Jordan, and L.A. Pick-up Games (Ep. 238)

Inside the Evolution of ESPN With Jim Miller and Bryan Curtis (Ep. 237)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons sits down with editor-at-large Bryan Curtis and New York Times best-selling author Jim Miller to discuss the shake-ups at ESPN (02:30), whether there is a business problem or a content problem (05:30), how the network has approached digital content (14:00), the deals with the…
Source: Inside the Evolution of ESPN With Jim Miller and Bryan Curtis (Ep. 237)

Inside the Evolution of ESPN With Jim Miller and Bryan Curtis (Ep. 237)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons sits down with editor-at-large Bryan Curtis and New York Times best-selling author Jim Miller to discuss the shake-ups at ESPN (02:30), whether there is a business problem or a content problem (05:30), how the network has approached digital content (14:00), the deals with the…
Source: Inside the Evolution of ESPN With Jim Miller and Bryan Curtis (Ep. 237)