The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast


Latest Episodes

Part 2: The 2023 NBA Expansion Draft with Ryen Russillo
August 07, 2023

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for an NBA expansion team draft. With two new franchises likely coming in the next few years, the guys determine which players the current teams would protect and then e

Part 1: USA’s World Cup Collapse, Basebrawls, Jets Optimism, Life in The G-League and ‘The OC’ 20 Years Later | with Gabe York and Zoe Simmons
August 06, 2023

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons opens with a 6-pack of topics including the US women’s soccer team going out of the World Cup in the round of 16 and more (4:30). Next, he chats with Gabe York, one of the stars of the new documen

Portland’s Dilemma, the Rise of Autobiographical Docs, Memory Loss Benefits, and Fun Conspiracies With Chuck Klosterman
July 14, 2023

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss a range of topics, including Damian Lillard, Jimmy Butler, TV, music, documentaries, conspiracies, ghosts, memory loss, and much more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Chuck Klosterman Producer:

Talking Basketball and Life With Stephen A. Smith
July 12, 2023

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith to discuss balancing the workload during the NBA season, Stephen's departure from ESPN in 2009, 'First Take,' the parameters of athlete criticism, Damian Lillard's quest to play in Miami, the

The Wemby Weekend, Scoot vs. Dame, UFC 290, and Bill’s Big Vegas Weekend With Ryen Russillo
July 10, 2023

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss a turbulent weekend for Victor Wembanyama in his NBA Summer League debut, why Scoot Henderson is definitely the real deal, Portland's Damian Lillard conundrum, Jabari Smith Jr.'s encouraging

Boston’s Gamble, the GOAT Blazer, Philly’s Future, and ‘The Idol’ Flames Out With Chris Ryan and Wesley Morris
July 07, 2023

The Ringer's Bill SImmons shares some NBA thoughts, including the only realistic way Damian Lillard can be traded to the Heat, teams that are "on the clock" with their superstars, the Celtics parting ways with their defensive anchors, who is truly the gre

Part 2: Our Favorite NBA Free Agency Moves, Plus the Biggest Mistakes, and the ESPN Layoffs With Ryen Russillo
July 03, 2023

In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringers Bill Simmons is joined again by Ryen Russillo to break down the early stages of NBA free agency, including which teams made positive moves and which teams left them confused, such as the Lakers, Rockets, Bucks

Part 1: Does Portland Have to Trade Dame? Did Philly Ruin Things With Embiid? NBA Offseason Questions With Ryen Russillo
July 02, 2023

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Damian Lillard's trade request, why they think the Trail Blazers should wait on trading Lillard, another James Harden trade request, the 76ers' future, fake t

A Harden Trade Request! Plus, the Lakers' and Warriors' Last-Dance Potentials With Logan Murdock, and Dave Chang on ‘The Bear.’
June 30, 2023

The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on James Harden's decision to pick up his $35.6 million player option and reports that the 76ers are looking to trade him (1:05). Then, Bill is joined by Logan Murdock to discuss the Lakers' aspirations for th

The Bulls in Limbo, the Terrific Season 2 of 'The Bear,' and a Frustrating Yankees Season With Jason Goff, Mallory Rubin, Joanna Robinson, and JackO
June 28, 2023

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Jason Goff to discuss the Bulls' position in NBA no-man's-land for the last decade, whether to tank or compete, fake offseason trades, and more (1:49). Next, Bill talks with his longtime friend and Yankees fan JackO