The Hottest Take

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Bill Simmons and his friends from The Ringer will debate, defend, and parse a controversial opinion on a pressing topic of the day. The takes cover timely matters from the worlds of sports, movie, TV, food, music, and the internet.

Episode Date
NFL Scoring
514
Sean Fennessey proposes new scoring rules for the NFL. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey Producer: Kaya McMullen Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Albert Pujols
752
Chris Ryan makes an observation about Albert Pujols's record-breaking home run. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey Producer: Kaya McMullen Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
American Actors
635
In the second part of Craig Horlbeck's take on acting, Bill Simmons has thoughts on the state of American actors. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Craig Horlbeck, Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Running
680
Kate Halliwell has a different viewpoint on this cardio exercise. Hosts: Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, Kate Halliwell, and Tyler Parker Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
Acting
501
Craig Horlbeck is the lead on this take about the performing art. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Craig Horlbeck, Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Dunks
501
Tyler Parker slams home his idea for how many points a dunk should be worth. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Logan Murdock, Tyler Parker, and Van Lathan Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Sharks
530
Juliet Litman presents her thoughts on how this apex predator should be viewed in society. Hosts: Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, Kate Halliwell, and Liz Kelly Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Socks
490
Sean Fennessey shares a strong opinion about socks. Hosts: Craig Horlbeck, Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Space
464
Liz Kelly launches into her thoughts on space travel. Hosts: Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, Kate Halliwell, and Liz Kelly Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
DNA Tracking
545
In the second part of his take on wearable devices, Bill Simmons discusses his problem with DNA tracking. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Sean Fennessey Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
Wearable Devices
723
Bill Simmons clocks in to give his thoughts on wearable devices. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Sean Fennessey Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
Emergency Exit Row
547
Sit back and listen to Craig Horlbeck’s take on the emergency exit row in planes. Hosts: Craig Horlbeck, Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
Cable
654
Juliet Litman wants us to flip back over to cable. Hosts: Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, Kate Halliwell, and Tyler Parker Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
Reasons
559
Chris Ryan explains why less is more. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Sean Fennessey Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Movie Pods
539
Mallory Rubin is looking to innovate movie theaters. Hosts: Craig Horlbeck, Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
Football
572
Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on America's most popular sport. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Sean Fennessey Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Golf Carts
566
Sean Fennessey has an idea for the small motorized vehicle. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Sean Fennessey Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
Jennifer Aniston
651
Wosny Lambre just goes with it and gives his thoughts on Jennifer Aniston. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Craig Horlbeck, Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
Fantasy Football
497
'The Ringer Fantasy Football Show' host Craig Horlbeck has a suggestion for your fantasy football draft. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Craig Horlbeck, Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
Junk Food
463
Bill Simmons wants to make a change to the junk food industry. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Craig Horlbeck, Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Elective Dentures
553
Mallory Rubin sinks her teeth into a take about elective dentures. Hosts: Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Sean Fennessey Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
Girl Scout Cookies
417
Danny Heifetz bakes up some thoughts on the troop's treats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Hotels
548
Chris Ryan checks in with a strong opinion on hotels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
Beers in Movies
362
Tyler Parker cracks open his views on suds in cinema. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
Goal Posts
350
Bill Simmons and Adam Carolla take aim at the biggest problem with field goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
Thursday
625
Rodger Sherman shares his strong belief about Thursdays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Thank-You Notes
516
Mallory Rubin addresses the handwritten expression of gratitude. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
Monarchy
514
David Shoemaker makes a royal proclamation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
Southwest
664
Tyler Parker pilots a strong opinion about the low-cost airline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
Speed Limit
456
Bill Simmons and Adam Carolla break down the problem with the speed limit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Paper Clips
319
David Shoemaker presents a new way to look at the old office supply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
Jeans at Home
594
Mallory Rubin and Jason Gallagher size up wearing dungarees in your residence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Eggs
520
Juliet Litman explains what the word “eggs” means. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2020
Toilet Paper
348
Jason Concepcion rips into bathroom tissue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
Champagne
403
Juliet Litman uncorks her opinion on the bubbly beverage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2020
The Astros Trash Can
421
Craig Gaines knows exactly where to put MLB's most controversial garbage receptacle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Children on Planes
534
Van Lathan shares his thoughts on traveling kids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2020
Car Tech
465
Craig Gaines revs up a critique of fancy automotive features. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
Instant Replay
569
Tyler Parker gives his spin on the sports technology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
Short Stories
402
Amanda Dobbins airs her grievances with the brief literary format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
Sports Nerds
583
Bill Simmons and Van Lathan discuss the latest casualty of the analytics movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
Oscar Voting
407
Amanda Dobbins has a new rule for voting members of the Academy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
‘The King’s Speech’
470
Sean Fennessey presents his thoughts on the 2010 Best Picture winner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
Weight Classes
406
Rodger Sherman shares his thoughts on the separation of fighters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
‘The Crown’
472
Chris Ryan gives his perspective on the future of the historical Netflix drama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020
Rock, Paper, Scissors
481
Tyler Parker wants to change the timeless hand game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Bridesmaids
500
Amanda Dobbins unloads her opinion of the wedding day tradition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
Breakfast
390
Rodger Sherman wants to alter “the most important meal of the day.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
The Greatest Pop Culture “What If” of the 21st Century
538
Bill Simmons explains how the breakup of a celebrity couple changed pop culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
Family
511
Chris Ryan sets fire to society's idea of relationships with relatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
Snooze Buttons
528
Jason Concepcion has a stern belief when it comes to grabbing a little more sleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
'Creed'
478
Rodger Sherman presents a unique opinion about the boxing film ‘Creed.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
Dogs on Planes
566
Bill Simmons has a message for everyone who flies with man's best friend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
NBA Scoring
511
Craig Gaines proposes new scoring rules to increase interest in NBA games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
A New Oscars Category
571
Rodger Sherman has a new acting category for the Academy to recognize. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
Prince Harry
400
Juliet Litman has a message for everyone weighing in on Meghan and Harry's exit from the royal family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
Tom Hanks
416
Bill Simmons uncorks a blistering take about America’s dad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
Baby Yoda
551
Mallory Rubin knows exactly what to do with Baby Yoda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
Milk
481
Jason Concepcion delivers his unique opinion on the available selection of milk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
Television
424
Chris Ryan takes aim at today’s TV landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
Doubles Tennis
410
Rodger Sherman has an opinion on the underappreciated sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
Winter
464
Juliet Litman presents her theory on the coldest season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
Family Style
420
Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on the communal dining experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 02, 2020
Smoking
464
Chris Ryan has a strong opinion on smoking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
Restaurant Ambience
399
Chris Ryan has a suggestion to improve the dining experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
Trader Joe's
440
Juliet Litman shares her thoughts on the grocery chain’s design. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
Christmas Presents
489
Bill Simmons explains his rule for exchanging gifts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
Cheating in Sports
580
Chris Ryan shares an opinion on breaking the rules in professional sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
Adele
567
Juliet Litman asks why Adele is not in a particular conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
Steak
469
Bill Simmons has a problem with a style of meat preparation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
'The Irishman'
604
Mallory Rubin delivers a scorching-hot opinion about Martin Scorsese’s latest film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
TV Deaths
556
Juliet Litman has a solution for dealing with TV-show deaths. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Birthday Celebrations
529
Chris Ryan pitches a new rule for honoring people's birthdays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
The Fourth Quarter
625
Kevin Clark has a change for the last quarter of NBA games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
'Home Alone'
442
Bill Simmons dusts off one of his most controversial takes of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
Holiday Music
431
Juliet Litman knows what we've been missing every November. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Thanksgiving Diet
570
Mallory Rubin proposes a new regimen regarding when we eat the holiday meal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
Pie
521
Sean Fennessey questions its value in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Pasta
608
Jason Concepcion has thoughts on the Italian staple. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Paper Straws
508
Juliet Litman gives her spin on the eco-driven movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
In-Game Music
440
Bill Simmons presents his opinion of music at professional sporting events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
Buttons
489
Tyler Parker wants to revolutionize the way we dress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
Kobe
484
Bill Simmons explains the effect Kobe Bryant’s retirement had on the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
Matthew Perry
598
Bill Simmons explains that everyone is judging Matthew Perry incorrectly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
Home-Field Advantage
479
Rodger Sherman pitches an idea to make home-field advantage more interesting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
Lunch
637
According to Joe House, a lunch invitation can mean only a few things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
Olympics
483
Rodger Sherman says the Olympics needs to make a change, and there are two options. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Twitter
500
Bill Simmons has an idea to improve the social media app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
Toilets
382
Sean Fennessey explains his grievance with bathrooms in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
Steph Curry
539
Tyler Parker has a unique view on Steph Curry's injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
Free Throws
682
Why is it accepted that some NBA players are bad free throw shooters? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
Dinner
561
Chris Ryan explains that dinners at restaurants need this fix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
'The Martian'
422
Jason Concepcion knows exactly how Matt Damon's character passed the time in the 2015 Ridley Scott film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
Poke
652
Dave Chang serves up a take on the popular Hawaiian dish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
Heating Up Hockey
460
Kevin Clark has an idea that will spice up the NHL regular season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
Halloween Needs These Rules
523
Juliet Litman explains how and why Halloween needs to be reined in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
What Salad Does Not Need
614
Amanda Dobbins has some thoughts on what does and does not belong in salad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
How Harden Can Make the Finals
568
Bill Simmons reveals what’s holding James Harden back from playing in the NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
Elevators and the TSA: Going In the Wrong Direction
645
Bill Simmons introduces the double take by explaining how when it comes to elevators and the TSA, we're putting too much mental energy into one and not enough into the other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
Belichick to the Rescue
612
Kevin Clark knows how to best use Bill Belichick to improve the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Wouldn't Have This Problem
469
Amanda Dobbins begs to differ with a key part of 'Joker.' Note: Spoilers discussed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2019
The Problem With the MLB Playoffs
468
Sean Fennessey has a solution to enhance baseball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2019
How to Improve the NBA
384
Tyler Parker has a suggestion that could not only improve the NBA, but also potentially lead to expansion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2019
If Animals Could Talk
527
Shea Serrano presents a theory that may change the way you look at animals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 09, 2019
Sweet Potato Fries
456
Mallory Rubin takes aim at the trendy side dish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2019
Our Relationship With Pets
547
Chris Ryan unleashes a take that kick-starts an emotional roller coaster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2019
The Redheaded Actress
546
Jason Concepcion presents his theory about auburn-haired actresses in Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2019
The Jets' Giant Problem
580
Bill Simmons pitches a theory on the lack of success for the New York Jets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2019
The Power of Pizza
493
Sean Fennessey explains just how good New York City pizza is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2019
The Secret to Kliff Kingsbury's Success
596
Chris Ryan explains why Kliff Kingsbury is an NFL head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2019
Social Media Tip for Kevin Durant
618
Jason Concepcion has some advice for Kevin Durant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 26, 2019
The Emmys
611
Chris Ryan has a fix for the Primetime Emmys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 25, 2019
Dr. Joseph Warren
600
Ryen Russillo explains how a single injury in the 18th century altered American history and the Boston bar scene. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2019
Nick Saban
549
Bill Simmons explains why Nick Saban continues to coach college football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2019
Indoor Volleyball
504
Rodger Sherman makes the case that America is missing out on an amazing game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
The Alphabet
496
Tyler Parker wants to edit the alphabet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 18, 2019
Fantasy Football
502
Bill Simmons's take about fantasy football gets hijacked by Chris Ryan's even hotter take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2019
Indiana Jones
449
Indiana Jones is not the swashbuckling archeologist that we all think he is.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2019
The Hottest Take Trailer
59
Bill Simmons and his friends from The Ringer will debate, defend, and parse a controversial opinion on a pressing topic of the day. The takes cover timely matters from the worlds of sports, movie, TV, food, music, and the internet.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2019