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The Bill Simmons Podcast
NBA 75 Snubs, 2004 Lakers Flashbacks, Million Dollar Picks and Year of the Kebabs With J.A. Adande, Peter Schrager and David Chang.

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 134:46


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by J.A. Adande to discuss the NBA 75th Anniversary Team and parallels between Magic Johnson's turmoil with the Lakers in 1981 and the current situation with Ben Simmons and the 76ers. They also compare the 2004 Lakers and the 2021 Lakers, get into the MLB postseason, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about the 6-0 Cardinals and the upcoming Chiefs-Titans matchup before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 7 (48:35). Finally Bill talks with renowned restaurateur Dave Chang about his new Hulu show ‘The Next Thing You Eat,' some of Bill and Dave's food revelations over the past year, what seems to be another painful year for fans of the Washington Football Team, family life, and more (1:39:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: J.A. Adande, Peter Schrager, and Dave Chang Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Lakers-Warriors, Simmons Suspended, Ayton's Non-max, and Surging Cowboys With Jackie MacMullan and Ben Solak

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 125:42


The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Lakers' loss to the Warriors in their season opener, the Astros' Game 4 ALCS win over the Red Sox, and Dodgers-Braves Game 3 (2:00), before he is joined by Jackie MacMullan to talk about Ben Simmons being ejected from 76ers practice and suspended for one game, causing him to miss the season opener vs. the Pelicans. They also discuss the Suns neglecting to sign Deandre Ayton to a contract extension, expectations for the Warriors' season, potential “tailspin” teams, Eastern Conference contenders, and more (19:55). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Ben Solak about NFC Super Bowl contenders, takeaways from the Bills' Monday-night loss to the Titans, reassessing the Patriots' free-agency spending, and more (1:23:35). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jackie MacMullan and Ben Solak Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Thoughts on the Market
Special Episode: The Podcasting Industry Comes Into Its Own

Thoughts on the Market

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 12:48


Moves toward scale and consolidation show promise for what is already a burgeoning content industry. ----- Transcript -----Andrew Sheets Welcome to Thoughts on the Market. I'm Andrew Sheets, Chief Cross Asset Strategist for Morgan Stanley Research. Ben Swinburne And I'm Ben Swinburne, Equity Analyst covering Media, Entertainment, Advertising and the cable/satellite industries. Andrew Sheets And today on the podcast will be going a bit meta, as the kids say, as we talk about some interesting upside for podcasting and advertising. It's Tuesday, October 19th at 2pm in London. Ben Swinburne [00:00:25] And 9am in New York. Andrew Sheets So, Ben, you recently wrote a research report titled, a bit surprisingly, “Mic'd Up. Is Podcasting the Next Big Thing?” I say surprisingly, because podcasting has been around for quite a while now. So why do you think that it's now where it's actually going to be it's time to shine? Ben Swinburne You're right. Podcasting has been around probably for at least 15 years, but what we're really seeing is a significant increase in engagement by consumers, investment by platforms and content creators jumping into this space. We think we're at a point now where the business model, at least from an advertiser ROI point of view, has been proven out. You know, advertisers are paying $20-$25 CPMs, or cost per thousand listeners, to access a podcast audience, particularly through host-read ads, that's as high as linear television. And that just shows you that advertising on podcasting works for advertisers. So, what the industry needs from here is significant growth in adoption, which we believe is going to come given the investment we're seeing in content. Wrapping it all up, we think the industry can grow at a 30% CAGR through 2025 and become a $6-7 billion market globally, which is meaningful for the companies that are in this space. Andrew Sheets So to kind of put those numbers in context, if I have a podcast that has 4,000 regular listeners, you know, if I'm getting paid by an advertiser $25 per thousand, that'd be about $100 for that $4,000 advertising block. Is that a good way to kind of think about those numbers. Ben Swinburne Per spot, yes. And then obviously, it's a question for you on your podcast, how many ads you want to run per hour. Andrew Sheets Podcasting is now charging, was it similar advertising rates as local television? Did I hear that correctly? Ben Swinburne You did. You did. Andrew Sheets Would you say though, investors believe in that? Because you cover a wide range of media companies in your equity coverage here at Morgan Stanley, how is the market pricing that advertising opportunity? And do you think the market believes that podcasting can be this major advertising vehicle? Ben Swinburne I think the market's skeptical, frankly. Part of that is because as we talked about earlier, podcasting is not new as a media. But also because even at 15-years-old with a lot of excitement around it, it's a very small market. You know, estimates range from a billion dollars to maybe $2 billion in 2020 of global ad revenue on podcasting. That is a low single digit percentage of the global ad market. it's just been a very slow rise in monetization. And I think the market is skeptical that it can really break out from here. Andrew Sheets So I imagine another area where the market might be skeptical is a lot of people have been stuck inside as a result of the pandemic. They've been listening to more podcasts. But as things normalize, maybe that listening trend will shift. Can you just kind of give us some numbers around, what percentage of the U.S. population listens to podcasts and do you think that that engagement will decline or rise as we look ahead over the next couple of years? Ben Swinburne In 2020, the reach of podcasting in the U.S. accelerated to 25% of the population. If we think about that level of adoption, in a lot of other instances, Andrew, that's a part of the S curve where we start to really see the adoption rate accelerate. In other words, you're going from sort of early adopter to mass market. So that's our expectation here. We actually saw that in streaming music years ago. So, we're optimistic that we're going to see that from here. And frankly, when I look at the investment, the amount of money companies are pouring into content and monetization technology, I'd be really surprised if we don't see it accelerate. The other thing I would add is that even though podcasts consumption held up well in 2020, it was still negatively impacted by the pandemic. People were not commuting, not going to the gym, not going to work. All of that reduced the amount of time people were consuming audio content on their phones. So that is still the primary use case for all audio consumption but including podcasts. So we have started to see already improving data in the last several months on audio consumption as people have started to go back to work and go to school and hit the gym again. Andrew Sheets So then, Ben, can you talk a little bit more about what's been happening on the merger and acquisition front in podcasting? And how this media is getting reshaped by some of the changes that we've seen? Ben Swinburne Absolutely. Yeah, it's a very active market. You can sort of break down the M&A into two broad areas: content and sort of advertising technology. If you think about the media business, in the sort of the pre-internet days, you had media producers and media distributors, it's a pretty simple value chain. The internet, by its nature, but also because it's much less regulated, has created an environment for more vertical integration. Podcasting is rapidly moving in that direction, with distributors buying up podcast IP and creators rapidly. Now, that can probably only go so far because, like music, podcasting is a business built on ubiquitous distribution. So, where we've seen exclusives, they just haven't really worked, and that makes sense from an advertising monetization point of view. On the monetization front, there is a lot of work left to do. I mean, we're still looking at a very, while attractive media for advertisers, pretty old school in the way the ad products actually work. Now this is starting to change. We're seeing more things like advanced measurement, attribution, programmatic buying-- all wonky things us media people like to talk about. But the most popular ad format in podcasting is host-read ads. It's Bill Simmons reading a promo code to go to a website and buy a product. You know, this is like Howard Stern 25 years ago. So, from that point of view, it's still early days. Andrew Sheets So, to kind of put some numbers around that, I mean, could you give us a sense of how much is currently being spent on podcast advertising versus other types of advertising that are out there? Ben Swinburne Oh, yeah, absolutely. I mean, the video market is $100 billion in the United States. Between linear television and streaming video, the radio, traditional radio market in the United States is sort of $15 to $18 billion. And as I mentioned before, podcasting, we think will probably be around 2 billion this year. Andrew Sheets Got it. So, it's still even as ubiquitous as it's starting to seem. It's still very small, still very nascent relative to some of these much bigger areas where companies are already spending a whole lot of money. Ben Swinburne That's right. Andrew Sheets So, Ben, you cover a large number of the largest entertainment and media companies. What do you think is going to be their strategy for podcasting going forward? And do you see this as more of a US opportunity, a global opportunity or something in the middle? Ben Swinburne We think the strategy going forward is primarily one that monetizes podcasting through advertising. And to be successful in that, you're going to need a significant content offering. But also, importantly, a scaled and advanced technology platform. And so, we're seeing companies that are going after this opportunity really invest aggressively in both. In terms of U.S. versus global, we definitely see it as a global opportunity. However, if we think about the TAM for podcast advertising, radio is the obvious one. Radio is very much a U.S. marketplace. A lot of radio outside the U.S., think of BBC One in the U.K., is in fact ad free. So, the global radio advertising opportunity skews very much U.S. That's why it's so important that podcasting can attract digital advertisers or buyers of digital advertising - those that might buy search or display ads - that opens up podcasting to a much larger opportunity and global. Andrew Sheets And Ben, I was hoping you could also talk a little bit about what are the demographics of podcast listeners and how does that impact the advertising landscape? Ben Swinburne So as you can probably guess, particularly since we're in the early adopter phase of podcasting, it does skew, sort of technology savvy, educated and often higher income from an audience point of view. That's part of why advertisers are so attracted to the space and why the ad rates are so high. Clearly, the long-term bull case is widespread adoption now as reach goes from 25% of the population to hopefully 50% and 75%, by definition the audience is going to look much more representative of the overall population, which will bring with it, you know, lower income or advertising targets that have lower propensity to spend. So that will get reflected in ad rates and probably different kinds of ad products. But ultimately, even if that puts some downward pressure on ad rates, we think the growth in engagement will more than offset that, creating a nice growth story over time. Andrew Sheets Ben, I thought you made a really interesting point about just the types of advertising that are most effective here, you know, often, host read, often funny are very engaging. I mean, is there a good precedent in advertising for something that feels that personal? And, is there any other, implications for that just about how advertising feels and sounds, more broadly going forward? Ben Swinburne It's a great point, and it's a good news, bad news situation, I think, for the industry. The good news is that host read ads are incredibly effective. The demand outstrips supply, frankly, and the more widespread, highly popular podcasts that can be developed, the more opportunities there will be for monetization. The bad news is that to really scale the business host read ads are just it's hard to scale them. You can only have so many in an hour. And if you want to start really doing sophisticated, digitally driven ad buys and ad provisioning, you've got to automate all that. And doing host read ads in an automated fashion across the long tail of millions of podcasts really can't be done. The industry now is working on lots of technology and ad products to try to create an ad product or an ad unit that is hopefully not as effective as host read, but more effective than traditional radio. Andrew Sheets So, Ben as somebody whose father back in the day used to sell advertising for a radio station. What do you think are the questions that companies who want to advertise in a podcast should be asking to try to maximize that effectiveness? Ben Swinburne Well, a lot of the measurement in attribution technology today remains pretty early stage, frankly. Most of the podcast business historically has been measured by downloads. But just because you download a podcast doesn't mean you listen to it. And frankly, nobody really downloads podcasts anymore because they're all streamed. That just gives you an example of a key area like measurement that needs to evolve. You can go even beyond that when you think about multichannel attribution. For example, let's say I listen to a podcast ad and then I go online and I buy that product. How does the advertiser know that I went to buy that product because I heard that ad? Those things are all happening at a pretty sophisticated level online in general today. But podcasting is not plugged into that ecosystem in a real way yet. Andrew Sheets And finally, Ben, you know, based on your work and your forecasts, what do you think the next five years hold for the podcasting industry? Ben Swinburne We expect to see continued substantial investment in podcasting content, monetization technology and also personalization and curation. I think one of the challenges that consumers have, as I mentioned earlier is there's well over two million podcasts in a lot of these major platforms, so figuring out what to listen to is challenging. Sampling a song which might be 3 or 4 minutes long is a commitment. Sampling a 30/45 minute podcast is a whole different situation. And so those companies that can help consumers find what they want to listen to, that could be a huge advantage in the marketplace. And I'd say, much like we've seen in streaming video, we think we'll see an explosion of compelling podcast content across genres and across countries. There is so much talent out there which, when combined with the global growth and connectivity and connected devices, means we will all be plugged in all of the time, hopefully feeding our minds and hearts with information and stories from around the world. Andrew Sheets Fantastic. I think that's a great place to leave it. Ben, great chatting with you. Ben Swinburne Great speaking with you, Andrew. Andrew Sheets As a reminder, if you enjoy Thoughts on the Market, please take a moment to rate and review us on the Apple Podcasts app. It helps more people find the show.

The Rewatchables
‘The Color of Money' With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey

The Rewatchables

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 86:39


The Ringer's Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey have got too much balls and not enough brains to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Martin Scorsese's ‘The Color of Money,' starring Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
A Cowboys-Pats Holy Pod War. Plus Guess the Lines Week 7 With Cousin Sal.

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 94:48


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Patriots' overtime loss to the Cowboys, another Packers win over the Bears, Broncos-Raiders, Dolphins-Jaguars madness in London, Browns-Cardinals, Seahawks-Steelers, Rams-Giants, and more (1:55), before they Guess the lines for NFL Week 7 (36:15). They wrap up with Parent Corner, MLB Postseason talk, and a discussion of the Season 3 premiere of HBO's ‘Succession' [SPOILERS] (1:05:43). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Dodgers Drama, Gruden's Wreckage, Kyrie's Soap Opera, and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager and Jay Caspian Kang

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 110:55


The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Dodgers' Game 5 win over the Giants, sending them to the NLCS for the second straight year (2:55). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Jon Gruden's exit from the Raiders, before making their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 6 (22:29). Finally Bill is joined by Jay Caspian Kang of The New York Times to discuss his new book, 'The Loneliest Americans,' as well as a range of NBA topics including Kyrie Irving and the Nets, the limits of NBA analytics, why the Trail Blazers need to trade for Ben Simmons, and more (1:14:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Jay Caspian Kang Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
NBA Over/Unders, Part 2: The West With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 92:30


In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA Over/Unders pod. They run through win totals for each team in the Western Conference and look at odds for the NBA awards. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
NBA Over/Unders, Part 1: The East With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 113:44


In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House for the annual NBA Over/Unders pod. They run through win totals for each team in the Eastern Conference. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Ryen Russillo and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rewatchables
‘Cobra' With Bill Simmons and Kyle Brandt

The Rewatchables

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 82:46


The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Kyle Brandt are the disease, and this podcast is the cure. We rewatch the 1986 action-horror film ‘Cobra' starring Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, and Reni Santoni. Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Super Chargers, Bills-Chiefs, Ben vs. Geno, “Lucky” Boston, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal and Joe House

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 109:36


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and special guest Joe House to discuss the Chiefs' loss to the Bills, the Patriots' narrow victory over the Texans, 49ers-Cardinals, the electrifying Browns-Chargers game, Cowboys-Giants, Bengals-Packers, and more (2:15), before guessing the lines for NFL Week 6 (50:10). They close the show with Parent Corner and a brief discussion of Fury-Wilder III (1:24:10). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Injured Russ, Bills-Chiefs, Jets Fuel, and the Best ‘Succession' Episode, With Peter Schrager and Joanna RobinsonDraft Episode for Oct 08, 2021

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 127:36


The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Red Sox–Rays as well as the Rams' win over the Seahawks (2:15) before he is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to bounce back from their first loss of the season and make their Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 5 (11:05). Then in an excerpt from The Ringer's 'Prestige TV Podcast,' Bill talks with Joanna Robinson about a hall of fame episode of HBO's 'Succession,' "Safe Room" (1:18:10). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Joanna Robinson Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Lowe Post
Bill Simmons

The Lowe Post

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 95:40


Zach and Bill Simmons bat around the big questions going into the NBA season: Can the Nets win it all without Kyrie? Who gets Ben Simmons? Which West and East powers are in danger of slipping into the play-in? And much more.

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Red Sox Bliss, Luka's 2022 Ceiling, and a Michael Keaton Interview | With Kevin Hench and Jonathan Tjarks

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 140:28


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his pal Kevin Hench to discuss the Red Sox' wild-card victory over the Yankees (2:30). Then Bill talks with The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks about Luka Doncic and the sleeper Dallas Mavericks (36:40). Finally Bill talks with legendary actor Michael Keaton about doing stand-up comedy and breaking into acting in the late '70s; some of his past works, including ‘Night Shift,' ‘Mr. Mom,' ‘Touch and Go,' and ‘Batman'; Pittsburgh sports; and more (1:07:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Michael Keaton, Jonathan Tjarks, and Kevin Hench Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rewatchables
“The Re-Departed” With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey

The Rewatchables

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 118:28


The Ringer's Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey have got this rat—this gnawing, teething rat—and need to rewatch the 2006 Best Picture–winning film ‘The Departed,' starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, and directed by Martin Scorsese. Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Brady Beats Mac, Dallas Is for Real, and a Sox-Yanks Battle Looms, With Cousin Sal

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 101:46


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss the Buccaneers' 19-17 win over the Patriots in Tom Brady's return to Foxborough. They also talk Cowboys-Panthers, the Cardinals' win over the Rams, a rare bright spot for New York football, Steelers-Packers, Colts-Dolphins, Eagles-Chiefs, and more (2:40). Next they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 5 (41:45), briefly discuss the MLB playoffs (1:08:00), and close the show with Parent Corner (1:20:00) and their thoughts on 'The Many Saints of Newark' [SPOILERS] (1:29:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Brady vs. Belichick With Seth Wickersham, Plus Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 117:45


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Seth Wickersham to discuss his new book, ‘It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness.' They also discuss the highly anticipated upcoming matchup between the Buccaneers and the Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts (1:55). Then Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager to make their Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 4 (1:00:50). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Seth Wickersham and Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
The NBA's Vaccine Battle, 20 Years of ‘PTI,' and Billy Crudup | With Derek Thompson and Bryan Curtis

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 124:24


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis and The Atlantic's Derek Thompson to discuss NBA media day and vaccine hesitancy among some NBA players. They discuss how certain local mandates can prevent unvaccinated players from playing, the NBA and NBPA, media coverage of the pandemic, and more (3:20). Then Bill and Bryan Curtis discuss the upcoming 20th anniversary of ESPN's ‘Pardon the Interruption,' how ‘PTI' revolutionized the argument show, and the importance of on-air chemistry (36:05). Finally Bill talks with actor Billy Crudup about his career, including training for his portrayal of long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine in ‘Without Limits,' becoming a rock star for ‘Almost Famous,' as well as his character in the AppleTV+ show ‘The Morning Show' (57:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Billy Crudup, Bryan Curtis, and Derek Thompson Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Stafford's Salvation, Big Ben's Downfall, the Cocaine Cardinals and Guess the Lines Week 4 with Cousin Sal

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 104:18


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss NFL Week 3. They cover the Packers' last-second win over the 49ers, Rams-Buccaneers, the Chiefs' second straight loss, Justin Tucker's record-setting field goal in the Ravens' narrow win against the Lions, Patriots-Saints, Dolphins-Raiders, and more (2:20). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 4 (50:30) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:27:40). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Chiefs Doubts, Brady in L.A., Million-Dollar Picks, and Sox-Yanks With Peter Schrager and Bill's Dad

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 103:45


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss some of the upcoming NFL games for the weekend and make their Million-Dollar Picks for Week 3 (3:22). Then Bill talks with his dad about Boston sports, the Ryder Cup, and more (1:08:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Bill's Dad Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
A Zach Lowe–Jackie MacMullan Reunion on West Sleepers, Toughest Coaching Gigs, and Ben Simmons Options

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 89:56


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Zach Lowe and Jackie MacMullan to discuss NBA sleeper teams in the Western Conference (1:55), the question "Is the East finally stronger than the West?" (29:55), an update on the Ben Simmons–76ers saga (49:00), NBA rule changes (1:05:05), and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Zach Lowe and Jackie MacMullan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rewatchables
‘Dirty Work' With Bill Simmons and Sean Fennessey

The Rewatchables

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 72:53


The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Sean Fennessey celebrate the late Norm Macdonald by rewatching a comedy favorite, ‘Dirty Work,' starring Norm Macdonald, Artie Lange, and Jack Warden. Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Lamar Jacks the Chiefs, the Kliff-Kyler Roller Coaster, and Guess the Lines Week 3 With Cousin Sal

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 93:16


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to recap NFL Week 2, including the Ravens' win in a shootout with the Chiefs, the Chargers' loss to the Cowboys, the Titans' comeback win against the Seahawks, another crushing Vikings loss, a tough day for rookie QB Zach Wilson against the Patriots, plus Buccaneers-Falcons, Steelers-Raiders, Rams-Colts, and more (2:50). Then they Guess the Lines for NFL Week 3 (52:30) before closing the show with Parent Corner (1:16:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Red-Hot Million-Dollar Picks, the Mannings, and Fantasy Strategies With Peter Schrager, Bryan Curtis, and Craig Horlbeck

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 104:59


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Bryan Curtis to discuss ESPN's Peyton and Eli Manning 'Monday Night Football' broadcast and whether or not this is the future of broadcasting (1:48). Then Bill is joined by Peter Schrager to help make his Million-Dollar Picks for Week 2 (27:39) before Craig Horlbeck joins to talk about the must-add fantasy football players after Week 1 as well as their favorite QBs moving forward (84:14). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Bryan Curtis, Peter Schrager, and Craig Horlbeck Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Uhh, Basketball?
Summer Break: Sean Keane's Reaction Theatre

Uhh, Basketball?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 26:01


If you've ever wanted to hear what the van Gundys chat about on their morning walks, or what Bill Simmons and Steven Tyler think of the Celtics early exit, then you are in luck. Sean and Katie are joined by Sean Keane who brings a slew of impressions to this very special Summer Break show that is guaranteed to hit a 10 on the hilarity scale. Dive into the madness as we look back at both editions of Reaction Theatre. We have joined Patreon folks! Come join the family and receive ad free episodes, discord access, a special shoutout and even more goodness: https://www.patreon.com/uhhbasketball Follow @UhhBasketball on Twitter! Also while you are it make sure you follow our hosts @woodleysean & @wtevs. If you enjoyed today's show, please rate Uhh, Basketball 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts. See you next week for an all new episode!

The Bill Simmons Podcast
RIP, Norm Macdonald. Plus, the McCourty Twins and Bill's Favorite Actor, Jon Bernthal

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 115:26


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his longtime friend Daniel Kellison to remember Norm Macdonald (4:40). Then Bill talks with Super Bowl champions Devin and Jason McCourty about about going head-to-head in Week 1 in Foxborough, Mac Jones's NFL debut, playing for coaches Bill Belichick and Brian Flores, the best QBs they've been on the field with, the hardest WRs to cover, their charity work in the fight against sickle-cell anemia, and more (35:00). Finally, Bill talks with actor Jon Bernthal about his beginnings on ‘The Walking Dead,' preparing for ‘The Punisher,' working with A-list stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and the Rock, as well as some of his current projects like ‘The Many Saints of Newark', ‘Small Engine Repair', ‘The Premise', and more. They also have a lengthy discussion about their favorite sports movies (1:06:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Jon Bernthal, Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, and Daniel Kellison Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rewatchables
‘Warrior' With Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo

The Rewatchables

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 86:41


The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo left Mick and Polly at home to rewatch the 2011 sports drama ‘Warrior' starring Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy, and Joel Edgerton. Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Stinky Rodgers, Week 1 Overreactions, Guess the Lines, and Parent Corner With Cousin Sal and Jimmy Kimmel

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 110:10


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to discuss their overreactions to NFL Week 1, including the Packers' blowout loss to the Saints, the Texans' surprisingly competitive play in their win against the Jaguars, the Falcons' flop against the Eagles, and more (2:05). Then Bill and Sal Guess the Lines for NFL Week 2 (37:50). Finally, Jimmy Kimmel joins to discuss a new ESPN documentary he and Sal have been working on about the 1986 Mets season titled ‘Once Upon a Time in Queens' before they close the show with Parent Corner (1:05:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Cousin Sal and Jimmy Kimmel Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
A Bucs-Cowboys Classic! Plus: Million-Dollar Picks and a Shocking Super Bowl Prediction With Peter Schrager

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 84:31


The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the Buccaneers narrowly beating the Cowboys in the NFL season opener (1:40), before he is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to go over some last-second NFL futures bets (18:48). Bill closes the show with his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 1 (46:07). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Peter Schrager Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
A 76ers Soap Opera, RIP Michael K. Williams, and Kanye's Latest With Wosny Lambre, Joe House, and Van Lathan

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 102:49


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and Joe House to discuss the increasingly strange situation in Philadelphia between the 76ers and Ben Simmons (2:25). Then Bill is joined by Van Lathan to remember actor Michael K. Williams, discuss Kanye West's much-anticipated album ‘Donda,' talk a bit about the New Orleans Saints with Jameis Winston at the helm, and more (42:30). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Van Lathan, Joe House, and Wosny Lambre Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rewatchables
Miami Vice: Calderone's Return (Part 1 + 2)

The Rewatchables

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 97:02


The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan put on their white linen suits and head to South Beach to rewatch the two-part episode “Calderone's Return" from Season 1 of ‘Miami Vice,' starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas. Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Part 2: Guess the Lines Week 1 and Best NFL Futures. Plus, Parent Corner With Cousin Sal.

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 70:47


In Part 2 of a two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal for their 15th season of Guess the Lines! First they make some NFL futures picks (1:05), before they guess the lines for NFL Week 1 (18:54), followed by the return of Parent Corner (50:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Part 1: AFC/NFC Over/Unders With Cousin Sal

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 62:20


Football is back! In Part 1 of a two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal to run through expected win totals of every NFL team and make their over/under picks. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Cousin Sal Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Peyton Manning, Mina Kimes, and Danny Kelly

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 114:37


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning to discuss his time in the NFL, AFC rivalries, today's rookie QBs, his new Monday Night Football alternate broadcast with his brother Eli on ESPN, and more (4:43). Then Bill is joined by The Ringer's Danny Kelly and ESPN's Mina Kimes for an NFL preview in which they discuss the ultra-competitive NFC West, why Bill thinks the NFC South is full of sleepers, conflicting theories on the Ravens, the young QBs in the AFC East, whacky NFL predictions, and more (40:18). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peyton Manning, Mina Kimes, and Danny Kelly Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
Can Ben Simmons Be Saved From Philly? With Bill Simmons, Plus Booger McFarland Talks CFB Week 1

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 98:36


Ryen is joined by Bill Simmons to break down the messy situation between the 76ers and Ben Simmons and why it'll be hard to find a solution to their pending breakup (0:35). Then, he chats with ESPN college football analyst Booger McFarland about some vulnerable teams at the top of the rankings, his Week 1 predictions, and some stories from his LSU days (35:25). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:03:15). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Bill Simmons and Booger McFarland Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Ringer Fantasy Football Show
The Players We Are Not Drafting With Bill Simmons

The Ringer Fantasy Football Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 50:14


We are joined by Bill Simmons to discuss the Patriots releasing Cam Newton and what a Mac Jones–led Patriots offense will look like before running through the 10 players you should be avoiding this season in drafts in a segment called It's Not You, It's Me. Later, we answer a few listener emails. Check out The Ringer's 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Guide here. Email us at ringerfantasyfootball@gmail.com. Hosts: Danny Heifetz, Danny Kelly, and Craig Horlbeck Guest: Bill Simmons Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
The Fantasy Football Mega-Preview Plus Mike O'Malley | With Matthew Berry, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 132:13


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by ESPN's Matthew Berry for their annual fantasy football preview. They discuss quarterback strategies in the new era of the NFL, front-runner fantasy offenses, some of their favorite NFL prop bets, and more (3:45). Then Bill is joined by the hosts of 'The Ringer Fantasy Football Show'—Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, and Danny Heifetz—to discuss some fantasy football stay-away teams, top-tier fantasy RBs, and more (45:15). Finally Bill talks to actor and writer Mike O'Malley about his new show 'Heels' on Starz, the difficulty of casting for a sports show, attempting to bring larger audiences into the world of pro wrestling, some Boston sports talk, and more (1:15:45). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Matthew Berry, Mike O'Malley, Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, and Danny Heifetz Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rewatchables
‘Hardball' With Bill Simmons and Van Lathan

The Rewatchables

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 84:51


The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Van Lathan are just looking for the Bulls to cover the spread as they rewatch the 2001 sports drama ‘Hardball' starring Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, and John Hawkes. Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Part 2: NFL Sleepers and Grenades With Warren Sharp and Joe House

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 99:11


It's Part 2 of a two-part Sunday-night podcast. The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House and Warren Sharp for their annual Sleepers and Grenades segment; they run through the teams they think could make an unexpected leap as well as teams that could stumble. They also give out some of their favorite over/under bets for the NFL season. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Joe House and Warren Sharp Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Part 1: The Bryson Coaster, Plus NBA Over/Unders With Joe House

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 36:39


In Part 1 of a two-part Sunday-night podcast The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the drama on the course at the BMW Championship between Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay, and the excitement it brought to Bill and House (2:15), before discussing a few NBA win-totals bets that they have been eyeing (16:20). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Joe House Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
NFL Future Bets, Windy City's Fields, and ESPN's Latest Drama With Mike Francesa, Jason Goff, and Jim Miller

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 138:56


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NY radio legend Mike Francesa to talk a little Red Sox and Yankees before running through some of their favorite NFL future bets (1:50). Then Bill talks with Jason Goff about a possible Ben Simmons–Zach LaVine trade before discussing the Chicago Bears and their rookie QB Justin Fields (58:53). Finally Bill talks with journalist Jim Miller about ESPN's turbulent year, the latest on Rachel Nichols, the future of ESPN, how it has changed over the years, and more (1:19:15). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Mike Francesa, James Andrew Miller, Jason Goff Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Eight Possible Super Bowl Teams With Peter Schrager. Plus: 'Outer Banks' and Teen Patrol With Zoe Simmons

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 121:15


The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by NFL Network's Peter Schrager to discuss their way-too-early Super Bowl contenders, futures bets, sleeper teams, and more (2:15). Then Bill is joined by his daughter, Zoe, to discuss summer 2021 through the lens of teen culture, followed by a new BS Pod segment, 12-Minute Recap, in which they tackle the Netflix show 'Outer Banks' (1:16:57). Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Peter Schrager and Zoe Simmons Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rewatchables
‘Rain Man' With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey

The Rewatchables

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 100:06


The Ringer's Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey got the rose bushes, they definitely got the rose bushes. They rewatch ‘Rain Man,' the 1989 Academy Award winner for Best Picture starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Kirk Minihane Show
He Is A Snake

The Kirk Minihane Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 78:40


Dave's loyalty isn't in question anymore… Kirk believes he's a snake. Thrillride turns a Saco video request into a full wrestling gimmick that Kirk wants to part of. A full Saco recap. The Ringer's reporting on Mike Richards leads to him stepping down as host but remaining as executive producer. The Ringer's media podcast, The Pressbox, really leans into Claire McNear's work. Kirk points out that The Ringer has no problem with Bill Simmons as he'd said some questionable rhetoric in the past as well. Dave Portnoy to appear on the Jimmy Fund Radiothon.

The Bill Simmons Podcast
Notes From My Lazy Vacation. Plus Jackie MacMullan on Why She's Retiring (and Lots More)

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 121:41


The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares some stuff he wishes he'd been able to talk about while he was on vacation, including: the Red Sox's stumbles, ‘SummerSlam' in Las Vegas, the Olympics, HBO's ‘The White Lotus,' ‘Jeopardy!,' and more (4:30). Then Bill is joined by Hall of Fame journalist Jackie MacMullan to discuss her retirement from ESPN, the recent Bleacher Report interview with Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, stories from 40 years of covering sports, maintaining journalistic integrity in a changing media landscape, and more (33:00). Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jackie MacMullan Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rewatchables
‘Argo' With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan

The Rewatchables

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 85:55


This is the best bad idea that The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan have had, by far. They rewatch Best Picture Academy Award winner ‘Argo,' starring Ben Affleck, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin and directed by Ben Affleck. Producer: Craig Horlbeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Adam Carolla Show
Bill Simmons + Riki Lindhome (Carolla Classics)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 156:50


1. Bill Simmons (2009) 2. Frank Stallone (2010) 3. Riki Lindhome (2011) 4. More Halloween stories with Ray (2011) Hosted by Chris Laxamana and Giovanni Giorgio Support the show: SimpliSafe.com/ADAM UE.com/fits, promo code ADAM Geico.com Request clips: Classics@adamcarolla.com TWITTER: https://twitter.com/chrislaxamana INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/chrislaxamana1 https://instagram.com/giovannigiorgio Website: https://www.podcastone.com/carolla-classics Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/carolla-classics/id1454001697?mt=2

Adam Carolla Show
Part 2: Dan Mazer on Writing ‘Borat' and ‘Bruno', plus The News (ACS Aug 3)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 59:40


Adam welcomes Dan Mazer to the podcast at the top of Part 2. Adam begins by congratulating him on his new film's amazing Rotten Tomatoes scores. Dan then talks about growing up with Sacha Baron Cohen, and working with him on iconic projects like Borat and Bruno. Later, the group talks about how difficult comedy can be, and Dan talks about putting the final touches on the upcoming Home Alone reboot. In the last part of the show, Gina reads news stories about strange Olympics highlights, Kathy Griffin's lung cancer diagnosis, and a Burger King employee who pointed a gun at a customer. Please support today's sponsors: Lifelock.com, promo code ADAM BlindsGalore.com let them know ADAM sent you LiquidIV.com/ADAM Geico.com Pluto TV

Adam Carolla Show
Part 1: David Aucoin on his Trailer Park for Swingers, plus Listener Calls (ACS Aug 3)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 77:35


At the top of the show, Adam shares what he's most grateful for, and goes on to talk about how hard relationship are to maintain in the comedy world. He also shares some of his favorite fart humor stories, and then complains about people who don't turn right on red lights. Adam then shares an update on women's softball attire, and explains his continued efforts to get Olympic Podiums resized. From there, the guys talk about today's guest, David Aucoin, who is debuting a mobile trailer park for swingers. Adam talks with him about the difference between swingers and nudists, and why people are so eager to stop being secretive about their lifestyle choices. Before the break, Adam takes a couple listener calls, and addresses the concept of comedy being inherently racist. Please support today's sponsors: Lifelock.com, promo code ADAM BlindsGalore.com let them know ADAM sent you LiquidIV.com/ADAM Geico.com Pluto TV

Adam Carolla Show
Part 2: Kyle Dunnigan + News (ACS Aug 2)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 65:45


Adam chats with ‘Sylvester Stallone' about Rotten Tomatoes scores and ‘Anthony Cuomo' talks about his recent press conference. Gina reports today's news including: US Representative Sean Casten incorporating Fergie's song Fergalicious into the house floor, DaBaby getting dropped from Lollapalooza after his homophobic comments, and the woman with the biggest mouth. Before they wrap, Adam talks to ‘Bill Maher' about doing a comedy show together. Thanks for supporting today's sponsors: OreillyAuto.com TommyJohn.com/ADAM LiquidIV.com enter ADAM TalkSpace.com enter ADAM PlutoTV Geico.com

Adam Carolla Show
Part 1: Cousin Sal's Vegas Birthday Recap + Kyle Dunnigan (ACS Aug 2)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 75:05


Adam recaps his weekend trip to Las Vegas to celebrate Cousin Sal's 50th birthday with Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Simmons, James “Babydoll” Dixon, and more. This leads him to play a birthday video he made for Sal. Kyle Dunnigan joins the show and brings ‘Jack Nicholson' and ‘President Joe Biden' along with him. Next, the gang chats with a caller about a new trend with younger drivers. Thanks for supporting today's sponsors: OreillyAuto.com TommyJohn.com/ADAM LiquidIV.com enter ADAM TalkSpace.com enter ADAM PlutoTV Geico.com