Episodes
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum to discuss his unorthodox start in boxing, some incredible stories about Muhammad Ali, Elijah Muhammad, Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Durán, Don King, and Evel Knievel, wise guys, the FBI, and more!
Published 02/15/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss the top of the Eastern Conference heading into All-Star Weekend, including the 76ers, Celtics, Bucks, and Raptors (2:10). Then Bill sits down with 'Binge Mode' cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin to talk about Joe Flacco's exit from the Baltimore Ravens, the Knicks successfully tanking, and some gambling odds for the final season of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' (52:15).
Published 02/13/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh to discuss the events surrounding Anthony Davis and the trade deadline, player empowerment and the pros and cons that come with it, playing against NBA legends including Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and Brook Lopez, globalization of NBA talent, and more.
Published 02/11/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo in the closing hour of the NBA trade deadline to talk Lakers, 76ers, and a whole bunch more!
Published 02/07/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Bill's updated Trade Value column including new spots for Paul George, Luka Doncic, De'Aaron Fox, Ben Simmons, and Deandre Ayton among others (3:00). Then Bill sits down with legendary director Spike Lee to talk basketball conspiracies, the Porzingis trade, stories from courtside, and films including 'Do the Right Thing,' 'Malcolm X,' '25th Hour,' 'He Got Game,' 'BlacKkKlansman,' and more (39:50).
Published 02/06/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the prop-bet-busting Super Bowl performance by the Patriots and the Rams, the national anthem run-time controversy, questions surrounding Todd Gurley, some Patriots apologies by Bill, Parent Corner, and more!
Published 02/04/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to finalize their wagers before Super Bowl Sunday.
Published 02/01/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Justin Verrier, and Knicks fans Sean Fennessey and Jason Concepcion for an emergency pod to try and sift through the Kristaps Porzingis trade.
Published 01/31/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his longtime pal Chuck Klosterman to discuss Super Bowl week, the next generation of sports announcers, sports evolution, documentaries including: 'Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party That Never Happened', 'Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes', and more.
Published 01/30/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons talks Anthony Davis's request for a trade from New Orleans, and how the Lakers have a unique opportunity to land him before the summer (2:22). Then Bill sits down at Sundance Film Festival with filmmaking legend Steven Soderbergh to talk about his first trip to Sundance in 1989 with 'Sex, Lies, and Videotape,' making the 'Ocean's' movies, shooting on iPhones, his new film 'High Flying Bird,' sports movies, what the future may hold for film, and more (28:45).
Published 01/28/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Shea Serrano to talk about James Harden's unbelievable play (2:20) before talking with Jason Gay about 'Heaven Can Wait' and the suspicious parallels between the film and Super Bowl LIII (25:30). Finally, Bill calls up Wesley Morris to check in on the Oscars race (1:04:40).
Published 01/25/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey to discuss Twitter's origins, the birth of the #hashtag and @ symbol, NBA Twitter, new technologies, Twitter reform, and much more (2:15). Then Bill calls up his buddy JackO to discuss Tom Brady, the New England Patriots almost moving to Hartford, Connecticut, some questionable decisions by the Yankees' front office, and Donald Trump's presidency (1:28:30).
Published 01/23/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams, the infamous no-call, Sal's unfortunate bet, and Parent Corner (2:25). Then Bill sits down with his dad on the heels of yet another Patriots Super Bowl appearance to shamelessly revisit the Patriots' win over the Chiefs, apologize to Rex Burkhead, and more (1:17:50).
Published 01/21/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss Kyrie Irving's leadership and recent criticism of the Boston Celtics, and Bill's million dollar bets for the NFL conference championships (2:20). Then, Bill sits down with legendary screenwriter, director, and playwright Aaron Sorkin to discuss his unique writing origins and some of his most famous work, including 'A Few Good Men,' 'The West Wing,' 'Sports Night,' 'The Social Network,' his new play on Broadway, and more (55:00).
Published 01/18/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his old pal, ESPN's Zach Lowe, to talk panic-button NBA teams coming up on the trade deadline, intriguing NBA trade possibilities, midseason All-NBA front-runners, and more.
Published 01/16/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk Cowboys-Rams, Patriots-Chargers, Colts-Chiefs, and Saints-Eagles (2:15), before guessing conference championship lines and a new edition of 'Parent Corner' (43:12).
Published 01/14/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to talk first-team All-NBA players (2:50), and then a little Friday Rollin' NFL playoff picks (35:50). Then Bill talks with Rolling Stone's Alan Sepinwall about 'The Sopranos' on its 20th anniversary, and Alan's new book, 'The Sopranos Sessions,' cowritten with David Chase and Matt Zoller Seitz (1:12:05). Finally, Bill calls up his dad to get his thoughts on the Patriots-Chargers matchup in the AFC divisional playoff on Sunday (1:39:50).
Published 01/11/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey to recap the Golden Globes and keep an eye on the Oscars race (2:14). Then Bill sits down with director and screenwriter Adam McKay to discuss his time at 'SNL,' comedic film eras, teaming up with Will Ferrell, Funny or Die, making 'Anchorman,' 'Step Brothers,' 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,' 'The Big Short,' and 'Succession,' as well as his new film 'Vice' starring Christian Bale (26:30).
Published 01/09/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to talk Cowboys-Seahawks, the agonizing Bears-Eagles game, and the rest of wild-card weekend (2:40), before guessing the lines for the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs (49:55).
Published 01/07/19
HBO's and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk Wildcard-Weekend lines, (un)trustworthy quarterbacks, matchup futures bets, and much more. 
Published 01/04/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the drama in Pittsburgh between the Steelers and Antonio Brown, whether superstar receivers are the key to a Super Bowl team, coaches with too long/short of a leash, and more (3:55). Then Bill sits down with Kevin O'Connor to talk about potential Anthony Davis trades, Kyrie Irving's season, the Wizards' best course of action, and much more (47:40).
Published 01/02/19
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss Steelers-Bengals, Ravens-Browns, Bears-Vikings, and Cowboys-Giants, along with some Week 17 losers (2:25). They then guess the NFL lines for Round 1 of the playoffs (37:40).
Published 12/31/18
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons presents every parent corner with Cousin Sal from weeks one through seventeen of the 2018 NFL season.
Published 12/28/18
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and Jason Gay to discuss Bryan's article about how Fox stole the NFL from CBS and how it may happen again, NBA gameplay vs. NBA drama, sports gambling, player podcasts, award shows, paywalls, and much more. 'The Great NFL Heist: How Fox Paid for and Changed Football Forever' by Bryan Curtis
Published 12/26/18
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the gambling implications of the playoff picture solidifying, resolving fantasy football controversies, and reasons why the Patriots should have drafted Lamar Jackson (2:39). Then, they guess the NFL lines for Week 17 (34:28).
Published 12/24/18