Houston Relief, Red Sox Signs, and New Chargers Kicker Younghoe Koo (Ep. 256)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by staff writer Shea Serrano, a Houston resident, to discuss the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and his grassroots social media campaign to raise funds (7:00). Then, JackO joins to give his thoughts on the Boston Red Sox stealing signs from the Yankees…
Source: Houston Relief, Red Sox Signs, and New Chargers Kicker Younghoe Koo (Ep. 256)

Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 255)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to continue the age-old tradition of guessing the NFL lines before each weekend’s slate of games. Topics include: NFL futures (6:00), Philip Rivers’s number of touchdown passes (16:00), MVP odds (21:00), odds for first coach fired (27:00), Pats-Chiefs (35:00),…
Source: Guess the Lines Week 1 With Cousin Sal (Ep. 255)

The Kyrie Trade Saga, CFB, MLB, and 'Thrones' With Kevin O'Connor and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 254)

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons gives his thoughts and theories on the bizarre Kyrie/Isaiah trade saga and why he still believes Kyrie Irving’s ceiling is underrated (5:05), then brings on The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor to discuss Friday’s press conference in Boston and the league’s reaction to the deal (26:05). Then, The…
Source: The Kyrie Trade Saga, CFB, MLB, and 'Thrones' With Kevin O'Connor and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 254)

The Big Picture – Jay Baruchel’s Directorial Debut and Making an Authentic Hockey Movie (Ep. 347)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with Katie Baker about the best hockey films ever made (0:30) before he sits down with actor and now director Jay Baruchel about making his first film, ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’; hockey fandom; and filming the perfect hockey fight (6:00).
Source: The Big Picture – Jay Baruchel’s Directorial Debut and Making an Authentic Hockey Movie (Ep. 347)

Willie McGinest on USC Celebrity, Snoop's Days in Long Beach, and His Best Career Win (Ep. 253)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by former Patriots Super Bowl champion linebacker Willie McGinest to discuss the differences between Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick (8:00), the rudderless Patriots of the ’90s (16:00), pushing the USC Trojans to hire Pete Carroll (26:00), O.J.’s superstar status at USC (31:00),…
Source: Willie McGinest on USC Celebrity, Snoop's Days in Long Beach, and His Best Career Win (Ep. 253)

‘Jam Session’ — An Unhappy Conversation About Taylor Swift (Ep. 346)

The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Taylor Swift’s shaky roll-out of her new single, ‘Look What You Made Me Do,’ and accompanying VMA video release (5:00), Swift’s corporate sponsorships (12:00), Katy Perry’s credibility in the pop music world (17:00), and the winners and losers from MTV’s Video Music…
Source: ‘Jam Session’ — An Unhappy Conversation About Taylor Swift (Ep. 346)

Kevin Durant IV: Ask Kevin Anything, Part 2 (Ep. 252)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by 2017 Finals MVP Kevin Durant for the second installment of a two-part series to discuss the outlook for the NBA’s new-look teams and to continue answering listeners’ most pressing mailbag questions.
Source: Kevin Durant IV: Ask Kevin Anything, Part 2 (Ep. 252)

'Death Note’ Director Adam Wingard on Building Monsters and Hollywood Whitewashing Controversies (Ep. 343)

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey and Justin Charity chat about the Netflix film ‘Death Note’ and the difficulties of adapting anime (1:00). Then Sean sits down with director Adam Wingard to discuss how he went from scraping by to directing large-scale projects like ‘Death Note’ and the forthcoming ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’…
Source: 'Death Note’ Director Adam Wingard on Building Monsters and Hollywood Whitewashing Controversies (Ep. 343)

Southern Rap Special: Best Albums, Dopest Mixtapes, and the Future of the Genre (Ep. 344)

Ringer East Coast bureau chief Donnie Kwak is joined by special projects editor Hannah Giorgis and staff writer Micah Peters to talk omissions from “The 20 Best Southern Rap Albums Ever” article on The Ringer, including reader submissions (0:35). Then, Donnie sits down with a roundtable of The Ringer’s music…
Source: Southern Rap Special: Best Albums, Dopest Mixtapes, and the Future of the Genre (Ep. 344)

Kevin Durant IV: Ask Kevin Anything Part 1 (Ep. 251)

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by 2017 Finals MVP Kevin Durant for the first installment of a two-part series to discuss the shocking Kyrie Irving trade and to answer listeners’ most pressing mailbag questions.
Source: Kevin Durant IV: Ask Kevin Anything Part 1 (Ep. 251)