‘The Bill Simmons Podcast’ slam-dunks on sports talk, news, and more

Sports October 20, 2021
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The Ringer and Bill Simmons present “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” On episodes, Bill chats with athletes, people from the sports world, celebrities, and media folks. A rotating list of regulars co-host with Bill including Peter Schrager, friends, family, Cousin Sal, and Joe House. The conversations navigate seamlessly from sports to culture to TV shows and more in over 880 episodes!

Steve Kerr shared “The Bill Simmons Podcast” as one of his podcast picks on a recent episode of Podsauce. “The Bill Simmons Podcast” is one of the first podcasts Steve was ever a guest on. As a long-time friend of Bill’s, their paths would often cross when Steve was working for TV’s TNT network while Bill was at ESPN.

Bill invited Steve as a podcast guest, and he was on several times as an “NBA observer.” After leaving TV and becoming the Warriors coach, he’ll join Bill around once a year on his podcast. Steve got into podcasting during the pandemic with the show, “Flying Coach,” which is another one of his picks along with “Smartless.”

On a recent episode, Bill spoke with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager on Jon Gruden’s final moments with the Raiders. They made picks for NFL’s Week 6 Million-Dollar Picks. Next, The New York TimesJay Caspian Kang shared about his new book, The Loneliest Americans. In their discussion, they covered NBA topics, the Nets, and what NBA analytics can tell us.

The hosts often share their over/under picks for AFC/NFC, the NBA, and more. The hosts will often have friendly debates such as Brady vs. Belichick and Ben vs. Geno. Other hot topics discussed included Dodgers drama, the NBA’s vaccine policy, the Sox-Yankees battle, and their favorite Succession episode, just to name a few.

They spoke with actor Michael Keaton about his roles, stand-up comedy, and rising as an actor in the 1970s. Before their interview, Bill spoke with The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks on the Dallas Mavericks in an episode taped right after the Red Sox-Yankees game.

In September, Jimmy Kimmel stopped by to discuss the ESPN documentary he’s working on with Sal. Once Upon a Time in Queens is about the Mets’ 1986 season. Jimmy discussed the documentary’s featured interviews with Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry, Mookie Wilson, Lenny Dykstra, Kevin Mitchell, and more.

Check out weekly episodes of “The Bill Simmons Podcast” for sports updates, great interviews, culture news, and more.

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