The Bill Simmons Podcast: The Interviews

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons has spent the last six years talking to some of the biggest celebrities, athletes and media staples on “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” Whether you’re listening to these interviews for the first time or revisiting a favorite episode featuring the likes of Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington or Julia Louis-Dreyfus, tap in to some of Bill’s most compelling conversations here on “The Bill Simmons Podcast: The Interviews.”

Episode Date
Adam Sandler | June 2022
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June 2022: Sandler and Bill talk about the actor’s Netflix film ‘Hustle,’ playing pickup hoops, and his early acting experiences. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Adam Sandler Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Freddie Gibbs | February 2022
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February 2022: Gibbs and Bill talk about the rapper’s experience in the music industry, similarities between rappers and athletes, and his future in acting. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Freddie Gibbs Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Ben Affleck | December 2021
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December 2021: Bill talks with actor-director Ben Affleck about the Patriots, Ben’s friendship with Tom Brady, some of Affleck’s favorite films, tabloids, parenting, his film ‘The Tender Bar,’ and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Paul Thomas Anderson 2 | December 2021
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December 2021: Anderson, Bill, and Sean Fennessey talk about casting ‘Licorice Pizza’ and what it’s like to film a movie during the pandemic. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Paul Thomas Anderson Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kenny G | December 2021
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December 2021: Kenny G and Bill talk about the musician’s career and the HBO documentary ‘Listening to Kenny G.’ Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kenny G Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Tom Hanks | November 2021
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November 2021: Hanks and Bill discuss the legendary actor’s storied career. Other topics include Hanks’s three favorite films, ‘Finch,’ and baseball stories. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Tom Hanks Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Michael Keaton | October 2021
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October 2021: Keaton and Bill talk about doing standup comedy, breaking into acting in the late ’70s, and some of his past films. Other topics include Pittsburgh sports and his experience as Batman. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Michael Keaton Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jon Bernthal | September 2021
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September 2021: Bernthal and Bill talk about the actor’s start on ‘The Walking Dead’ as well as what it was like to prepare for his lead role in ‘The Punisher.’ Other topics include ‘The Many Saints of Newark,’ working with A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio and the Rock, and his favorite sports movies. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jon Bernthal Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Peyton Manning | September 2021
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September 2021: Manning and Bill talk about the quarterback’s Hall of Fame career and the status of young NFL quarterbacks in 2021. Other topics include AFC rivalries and broadcasting ‘Monday Night Football’ with his brother Eli. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Peyton Manning Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Matt Damon 3 | July 2021
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July 2021: Damon and Bill discuss Boston sports and Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl win. Other topics include ’90s films, ‘Stillwater,’ and Tom Cruise as the ultimate stuntman. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Matt Damon Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Adam Duritz | May 2021
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May 2021: Duritz and Bill talk about the origins of Counting Crows as well as the stories behind the creation of some of the band’s most well-known songs. Other topics include adjusting to fame in the early 1990s, maintaining artistic integrity for more than 30 years, and their 2021 album, ‘Butter Miracle, Suite One.’ Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Adam Duritz Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Dirk Nowitzki | May 2021
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May 2021: Nowitzki and Bill talk about the NBA legend’s experience winning an NBA championship in 2011 and some of his playoff stories. Other topics include Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, and Steve Nash. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Dirk Nowitzki  Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Sharon Stone | May 2021
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May 2021: Stone and Bill discuss her legendary career as both an actress and producer and some of her most iconic roles. Other topics include what it’s like to work with the Hollywood elite (Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Sylvester Stallone, etc.); her book, ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’; and making documentaries. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Sharon Stone Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Theo Epstein | May 2021
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May 2021: Epstein and Bill discuss the baseball executive’s decorated career and what it was like to bring the Boston Red Sox their first World Series win since 1918. Other topics include making experimental changes to baseball, MLB’s strikeout epidemic, and bringing the Chicago Cubs their first World Series win in more than 100 years. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Theo Epstein Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Casey Affleck | February 2021
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February 2021: Affleck and Bill talk about the Oscar winner’s impressive filmography, including ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,’ and ‘Our Friend.’ Other topics include their favorite sports movies. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Casey Affleck Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Barack Obama | December 2020
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December 2020: Obama joins Bill and Bakari Sellers to discuss the 44th president’s time in office plus his relationship with professional sports and its players. Other topics include his book ‘A Promised Land,’ being a dad in quarantine, the pandemic, and the Mount Rushmore of sports. Host: Bill Simmons and Bakari Sellers Guest: Barack Obama Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jeff Daniels | September 2020
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September 2020: Daniels and Bill discuss his past works including ‘Speed,’ ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ and ‘The Newsroom.’ Other topics include Jim Carrey’s mid-’90s comedy run, Daniels’s role in ‘The Comey Rule,’ and performing on and off Broadway. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jeff Daniels Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jim Belushi | August 2020
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August 2020: Belushi and Bill talk at length about his prolific acting career and journey into the world of cannabis farming. Bill is then joined by his dad to talk about the state of Boston sports in 2020. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jim Belushi Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Hannibal Buress | August 2020
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February 2020: Buress and Bill talk about his comedy special ‘Miami Nights’ and the comedian’s glory days of gambling. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Hannibal Buress Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Andy Samberg 2 | July 2020
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July 2020: Samberg and Bill discuss the actor’s 2020 movie ‘Palm Springs’ on Hulu, his time on ‘SNL,’ and the role YouTube played in the Lonely Island’s success. Later they talk about scary movies, Andy’s Bay Area sports allegiance, video games, and quarantine. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Andy Samberg Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Will Ferrell 2 | July 2020
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July 2020: Ferrell and Bill talk about quarantine family time; youth soccer; HBO's 'Succession'; LAFC; his new Netflix film, 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga'; and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Will Ferrell Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Rob Lowe | June 2020
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June 2020: Lowe and Bill discuss joining the podcast world with ‘Literally! With Rob Lowe,’ Hollywood in the ’80s, the Brat Pack, some of his films including 'The Outsiders,' 'St. Elmo's Fire,' 'About Last Night,' 'Tommy Boy,' and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Rob Lowe Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Don Cheadle | June 2020
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June 2020: Cheadle and Bill discuss some of his iconic films, including 'Boogie Nights,' 'Out of Sight,' 'Crash,' and 'Hotel Rwanda'; playing Sammy Davis Jr. in HBO's 'The Rat Pack'; Black actors and storytellers in Hollywood; working on TV and films during the pandemic; his Showtime series 'Black Monday'; and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Don Cheadle Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Bill Burr 3 | June 2020
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June 2020: Burr and Bill discuss the pre–Super Bowl football era, the unwritten rule book in hockey known as "the code," taking a break from stand-up during the pandemic, his 2020 movie 'The King of Staten Island,' working with Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Bill Burr Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
The Undertaker | May 2020
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May 2020: The Undertaker and Bill sit down to discuss WWE’s documentary series ‘Undertaker: The Last Ride,’ as well as stories from more than 30 years of professional wrestling, his favorite 'WrestleMania,' his relationship with Vince McMahon, recovering from major injuries, learning from pro-wrestling legends, developing his character, the best crowds, and much more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: The Undertaker Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament | March 2020
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March 2020: Vedder, Ament and Bill discuss Pearl Jam’s first concert; the Seattle SuperSonics; hanging with Dennis Rodman; the best music venues; tour stories; their 2020 album, ‘Gigaton’; and MUCH more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
JB Smoove | March 2020
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March 2020: Smoove and Bill talk ​​about writing on ‘SNL,’ his audition for ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ his comedic influences, being in New York for the inception of hip-hop, his favorite ‘Curb’ episode, doing roasts, his new comedy tour, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: JB Smoove Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Adam Carolla | February 2020
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February 2020: Bill sits down with his old friend Adam Carolla to talk about the early days of podcasting, the Deontay Wilder–Tyson Fury boxing match, fatherhood, cars, fake movies, and much more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Adam Carolla Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jason Segel | February 2020
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February 2020: Segel and Bill discuss California prep school basketball, starting out in acting, ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall,’ ‘I Love You, Man,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ learning from Judd Apatow, early-2000s comedies, movie set stories, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jason Segel Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Dave Grohl | February 2020
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February 2020: Grohl and Bill discuss the musician’s inspirations, timeless music, the concept of a band, touring in vans, kids' relationship with music today, and much more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Dave Grohl Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Claire Danes | February 2020
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February 2020: Danes and Bill talk about acting as a child and some of her past work, including ‘My So-Called Life,’ ‘Romeo + Juliet,’ and ‘Little Women.’ They also discuss the final season of ‘Homeland,’ in 2020. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Claire Danes Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Adam Sandler and Kevin Garnett | December 2019
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December 2019: Sandler, Garnett, and Bill discuss the pair’s 2019 film, 'Uncut Gems'; sneaky-athletic actors; dynamic movie sets; stories from the NBA; 'SNL'; and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Adam Sandler and Kevin Garnett Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Tim Robbins | December 2019
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December 2019: Robbins and Bill discuss some of the actor’s films, including 'Bull Durham,' 'The Player,' 'Mystic River,' and 'The Shawshank Redemption,' as well as his 2019 film, 'Dark Waters.' They also talk about political activism, legendary New York sports moments, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Tim Robbins Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Chadwick Boseman | November 2019
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November 2019: Boseman and Bill talk about some of the actor’s most prominent roles, including ‘42,’ ‘Black Panther,’ and ‘21 Bridges.’ Other topics include sports movies, the NFL, and the NBA. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Chadwick Boseman Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Matt Damon 2 | November 2019
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November 2019: Damon and Bill talk 'Ocean’s,' 'Rounders,' NBA, NFL, MLB, his 2019 film 'Ford v Ferrari,' feuding with Jimmy Kimmel, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Matt Damon Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Edward Norton | October 2019
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October 2019: Norton and Bill discuss 'Rounders,' directing a film while acting, spending smarter in film production, '25th Hour,' 'American History X,' his 2019 film 'Motherless Brooklyn,' and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Edward Norton Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Nick Kroll 2 | October 2019
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October 2019: Kroll and Bill and discuss awkward puberty stories, Kroll’s show's appeal to teenagers, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Nick Kroll Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Billy Bob Thornton | September 2019
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September 2019: Thornton and Bill discuss some of his films, including 'Sling Blade,' 'Monster's Ball,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Bad Santa,' 'Blood in Blood Out,' and more. They also talk about directing, hosting 'SNL,' Amazon's 'Goliath,' MLB, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Billy Bob Thornton Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Sean Penn | September 2019
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September 2019: Penn and Bill discuss the actor’s long career; his 2019 novel 'Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn'; what he learned from Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and David Fincher; and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Sean Penn Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Julia Louis-Dreyfus | August 2019
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August 2019: Louis-Dreyfus and Bill discuss being a sports parent, 'SNL' in the ’80s, 'Seinfeld,' 'Veep,' working with James Gandolfini, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' the 'Curb'-'Seinfeld' reunion, Larry David, future projects, parenting advice, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
David Spade | August 2019
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August 2019: Spade and Bill discuss '90s 'SNL,' talk shows, 'Grown Ups,' 'The Benchwarmers,' 'Tommy Boy,' Spade’s show on Comedy Central, his friendship with Norm Macdonald, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: David Spade Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Sarah Silverman | August 2019
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August 2019: Silverman and Bill sit down to talk working on 'Saturday Night Live,' internet outrage, stand-up comedy, acting, pickup basketball games, summer TV, legal weed, the roast of Hugh Hefner, and more! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Sarah Silverman Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kevin Costner | July 2019
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July 2019: Costner and Bill talk about the actor’s early years and his experience as a director. Other topics include ‘Dances With Wolves’ and playing sports in movies. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Costner Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kevin Bacon | July 2019
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July 2019: Bacon and Bill discuss the actor’s lengthy career in Hollywood. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Bacon Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kumail Nanjiani | July 2019
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uly 2019: Nanjiani and Bill talk about stand-up comedy, getting older, and the actor’s notable roles in ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘The Big Sick.’ Other topics include getting older, horror movies, deep fakes, and working with Dave Bautista. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kumail Nanjiani Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Michael K. Williams | June 2019
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June 2019: Williams and Bill discuss how the actor became one of HBO’s most well-known characters and being a part of the Netflix limited series ‘When They See Us.’ Other topics include ‘The Night Of,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ and the gentrification of New York City. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Michael K. Williams Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Adam Scott | June 2019
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June 2019: Scott and Bill talk about the first year of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and stories from the actor’s experience in Hollywood. Other topics include the end of ‘Game of Thrones’ and the making of ‘Step Brothers.’ Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Adam Scott Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Anthony Jeselnik | May 2019
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May 2019: Jeselnik and Bill talk about the comedian’s Netflix comedy special, ‘Fire in the Maternity Ward.’ Other topics include comedy roasts, gambling, and edgy tweets. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Anthony Jeselnik Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Ralph Macchio | April 2019
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April 2019: Macchio and Bill discuss the influence of ‘The Karate Kid’ and what it was like to come back to his beloved character for ‘Cobra Kai.’ Other topics include working with a stacked cast on ‘The Outsiders’ and his first big acting gig. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ralph Macchio Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Trevor Noah | April 2019
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April 2019: Noah and Bill talk about the state of the “talk show” platform in 2019 and what it was like for the host to take over ‘The Daily Show.’ Other topics include their favorite interviews, outrage culture, and Noah’s podcast. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Trevor Noah Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Colin Farrell | April 2019
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April 2019: Farrell, Bill, and Chris Ryan, editorial director at The Ringer, talk about the actor’s rise to stardom in the early 2000s and some of his most memorable works, including ‘Total Recall’ and ‘Minority Report.’  Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Colin Farrell Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
John Skipper | April 2019
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April 2019: Skipper and Bill reminisce on their time working together at ESPN and some of the things they were able to accomplish together. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: John Skipper Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Bill Hader 2 | March 2019
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March 2019: In the show’s 500th episode, Hader and Bill talk about getting old, the NBA, and the second season of ‘Barry.’ Bill is then joined for the first time ever by a very special surprise guest, his mom. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Bill Hader Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Ben Stiller | March 2019
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March 2019: Stiller and Bill talk about the actor-director’s Showtime limited series ‘Escape at Dannemora’ and some of his most notable films. Bill is then joined by his dad to talk about Joel Embiid, the Boston Celtics, and the New England Patriots. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ben Stiller Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Spike Lee | February 2019
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February 2019: Lee and Bill talk about the Oscar winner’s extensive film career as well as a handful of basketball conspiracies. Other topics include fun courtside stories and the Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Spike Lee Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Steven Soderbergh | January 2019
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January 2019: Soderbergh and Bill discuss the director’s first trip to the Sundance Film Festival in 1989 and making the ‘Ocean’s’ movies. Other topics include shooting films using an iPhone, sports movies, and what the future for film looks like past 2019. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Steven Soderbergh Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Aaron Sorkin | January 2019
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January 2019: Sorkin and Bill discuss how he started writing and some of his most famous works, including ‘A Few Good Men’ and ‘The Social Network.’ Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Aaron Sorkin Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Adam McKay | January 2019
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January 2019: McKay and Bill discuss the prolific writer-director’s career, including ‘Anchorman,’ ‘The Big Short,’ and ‘Vice.’ Other topics include ‘Saturday Night Live’ and working with Will Ferrell. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Adam McKay Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kathryn Hahn | December 2018
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December 2018: Hahn and Bill talk about her acting origins and her major roles in ‘Step Brothers’ and ‘Bad Moms.’ Other topics include raising kids and her husband’s passionate thoughts on the trade of James Harden to Houston. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kathryn Hahn Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Conan O’Brien | October 2018
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October 2018: O’Brien and Bill talk about late-night television shows and the many iconic talk-show hosts who accompany them. Other topics include Red Sox vs. Dodgers fans and Conan’s podcast, ‘Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend.’ Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Conan O’Brien Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Greg Kinnear | October 2018
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October 2018: Kinnear and Bill discuss some of the actor’s most notable films, such as ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘As Good As It Gets.’ Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Greg Kinnear Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Quavo | October 2018
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October 2018: Quavo and Bill talk about touring with Drake and the influential nature of the Atlanta hip-hop scene. Other topics include the NBA and the ideal Atlanta Super Bowl halftime show. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Quavo Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jonah Hill | October 2018
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October 2018: Hill and Bill discuss Jonah’s directorial debut 2018 film, 'Mid90s'; working in the Apatow circle; the confusing realm of comedy; and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jonah Hill Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
John C. Reilly | October 2018
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October 2018: Reilly and Bill discuss the actor’s journey from the South Side of Chicago to the silver screen. Then they talk about working with the great Paul Thomas Anderson, 'Step Brothers,' 'Boogie Nights,' Reilly's 2018 film 'The Sisters Brothers,' and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: John C. Reilly Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Matt Damon | October 2018
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October 2018: Damon and Bill discuss the actor’s journey through Hollywood with Ben Affleck, 'Rounders,' 'Goodwill Hunting,' the 1990s class of actors, baseball, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Matt Damon Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Tiffany Haddish | September 2018
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September 2018: Haddish and Bill discuss her performance origins, her 2018 film 'Night School,' dating after fame, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Tiffany Haddish Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Bill Burr 2 | September 2018
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September 2018: Burr and Bill talk about various comedy eras, sportscasters, the NFL, the pre-Belichick Patriots, Tom Brady, college football stadiums, the NHL, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Bill Burr Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jayson Tatum | August 2018
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August 2018: Tatum and Bill discuss the Celtic’s basketball idols, playing at Duke, getting drafted, the 2017 draft class, the Celtics' playoff run, adding to his game, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jayson Tatum Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jason Bateman | August 2018
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August 2018: Bateman and Bill discuss L.A. Dodgers fandom, being a child actor, 'Ozark,' 'Arrested Development,' binge-watching television, sports movies, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jason Bateman Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Stephen Curry | August 2018
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August 2018: Curry and Bill talk 2018 Finals runs, the joy of playing with Klay Thompson, getting heated on the court, the new All-Star Game layout, all-time NBA greats, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Stephen Curry Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Denzel Washington | July 2018
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July 2018: Washington and Bill talk sports, playing against Ray Allen in 'He Got Game,' making sports movies, filming fight scenes, his 2018 film 'The Equalizer 2,’ and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Denzel Washington Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Bo Burnham | July 2018
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July 2018: Burnham and Bill discuss the comedian’s 2018 film, 'Eighth Grade,' his directorial debut; capturing the essence of eighth grade; doing stand-up comedy; the YouTube audience; 2018 internet subcultures; and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Bo Burnham Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kyrie Irving | June 2018
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June 2018: Irving and Bill talk leaving Cleveland, changing perspectives, empowered NBA players, 2018 summer rumors, the 2017-18 season, recovering from surgery, the 2018 NBA Finals, Boston next season, Uncle Drew, playing basketball in prosthetics, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kyrie Irving Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Nick Kroll | June 2018
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June 2018: Kroll and Bill discuss old-school sports radio, 'The League,' TV streaming culture, 'Big Mouth' Season 2, filming 'Uncle Drew,' hosting award shows, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Nick Kroll Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Charles Oakley | June 2018
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June 2018: Oakley and Bill talk Michael Jordan stories and the difference between the old-school NBA and the league in 2018. Other topics include the Pat Riley Knicks, why LeBron should leave the Cavs, Oakley’s MSG ban, and a slew of his NBA beefs on and off the court. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Charles Oakley  Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Ethan Hawke | May 2018
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May 2018: Hawke and Bill discuss the pre-internet era, sports movies, working with Robin Williams and Denzel Washington, quitting smoking, falling in love on set, and Ethan's 2018 film, 'First Reformed,' written and directed by Paul Schrader. Ethan also talks about how he lost his Knicks tickets, the progressiveness of the NBA in 2018, and accepting LeBron's greatness. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ethan Hawke Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jerrod Carmichael | April 2018
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April 2018: Carmichael and Bill talk about music, Twitter, making TV shows, streaming services, and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jerrod Carmichael Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jeff Goldblum | April 2018
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April 2018: Goldblum and Bill talk Steelers vs. Patriots for that season, the IMDb Game, and comparing stories about fatherhood. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jeff Goldblum Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kevin Durant 7 | March 2018
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March 2018: Durant and Bill dive right back into the mailbag to discuss the Warriors' best game in the 2018 season, Klay Thompson stories, the "take" era of sports media, Durant's three-on-three dream team, LaVar Ball, basketball bloggers, and NBA free agency this summer. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Durant Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kevin Durant 6 | March 2018
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March 2018: Durant and Bill discuss the distance between players and fans, growing the game of basketball, Twitter's impact on the NBA, the desire to master basketball, the revamped 2018 NBA All-Star Game, the Rookie of the Year race and the start to another KD mailbag. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Durant Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Al Pacino and Barry Levinson | March 2018
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March 2018: Pacino, Levinson, and Bill discuss how the actor and director get along so well, their 2018 film ‘Paterno,' and what they expected the reaction to the film would be. Then, Bill debunks a ‘Heat’ conspiracy theory, and Al talks about how Francis Ford Coppola saved his job, when John Cazale realized Meryl Streep was the greatest actor alive, and the impact Marlon Brando had on him. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Al Pacino and Barry Levinson Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Bill Hader | March 2018
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March 2018: Hader and Bill discuss ‘Barry,’ ‘South Park,’ and the state of satire in 2018. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Bill Hader Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Chris Bosh | March 2018
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March 2018: Bosh and Bill talk about the two-time NBA champion’s historic run with the Miami Heat and what it was like playing alongside LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Chris Bosh  Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Daryl Morey | February 2018
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February 2018: Morey and Bill talk about the then–Rockets GM’s rise to the top of the league and the importance of analytics in his life. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Daryl Morey Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
J.K. Simmons | January 2018
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January 2018: Simmons joins Bill to talk about one of HBO’s first prestige television dramas in ‘Oz.’ Other topics include Kevin Costner and the making of ‘Whiplash.’ Host: Bill Simmons Guest: J.K. Simmons Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan | January 2018
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January 2018: Gerwig, Ronan, and Bill talk about the making of the Oscar-nominated ‘Lady Bird’ and its subsequent reception. Host: Bill Simmons Guests: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Paul Thomas Anderson | December 2017
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December 2017: Anderson, Bill, and Sean Fennessey, head of content at The Ringer, discuss the director’s decision to drop out of college to pursue his dream to make movies. Other topics include the comedic genius of Adam Sandler and the intense shooting process during ‘The Master.’ Hosts: Bill Simmons and Sean Fennessey Guest: Paul Thomas Anderson Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Ta-Nehisi Coates | November 2017
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October 2017: Coates and Bill talk about Colin Kaepernick and the role athletes play in political protest. Other topics include LeBron James, President Obama, and ‘The Wire.’ Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ta-Nehisi Coates Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Miles Teller | October 2017
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October 2017: Teller and Bill discuss the actor’s favorite things about being a part of the film industry. Other topics include his experience filming ‘Whiplash.’ Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Miles Teller Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jeff Bridges | October 2017
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October 2017: Bridges and Bill talk about how the acting legend created the character of the Dude, working with Clint Eastwood and winning his first Oscar. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jeff Bridges Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jason Blum | October 2017
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October 2017: Blum and Bill discuss horror films ranging from ‘Halloween’ and ‘Friday the 13th’ to ‘The Purge’ and ‘Get Out.’ Other topics include Blumhouse projects, working with tech companies in Hollywood, and M. Night Shyamalan. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jason Blum Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Marc Maron | October 2017
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October 2017: Maron and Bill dive deep into the comedian’s experience with the podcast medium, interviewing, and monetization. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Marc Maron Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jake Gyllenhaal | September 2017
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September 2017: Gyllenhaal and Bill talk about some of the Oscar-nominated actor’s most notable films, including ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Stronger,’ and ‘Southpaw.’ Other topics include auditioning for ‘The Sandlot,’ his acting role models, and shooting a film with his sister, Maggie. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jake Gyllenhaal Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Andy Samberg | September 2017
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September 2017: Samberg and Bill discuss the comedian’s relationship with ‘Saturday Night Live’ and how he finds the right roles on other TV series. Other topics include impersonating Nicolas Cage, ‘Rocky’ movies, and hosting awards shows. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Andy Samberg Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Nathan Fielder | September 2017
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September 2017: Fielder and Bill talk about ‘Nathan for You’ and the process of making compelling YouTube videos. Other topics include David Blaine, Michael Phelps, and the San Antonio Spurs. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Nathan Fielder Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kevin Durant 5 (AMA Pt. 2) | August 2017
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August 2017: Durant and Bill close out their two-part series by answering more listener questions about Kyrie’s move to Boston. Other topics include the NBA’s shifting landscape going into the 2017-18 season. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Durant Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kevin Durant 4 (AMA) | August 2017
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August 2017: Durant and Bill reunite in the first of a two-part series to answer questions from listeners about the Boston Celtics’ shocking trade for Kyrie Irving. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Durant Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Charlize Theron | July 2017
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July 2017: Theron and Bill talk about her acting career and her experiences with some of Hollywood’s finest (Robert De Niro, Patty Jenkins, etc.). Other topics include ‘Atomic Blonde’ and the loss of irony. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Charlize Theron Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
John McEnroe | July 2017
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July 2017: McEnroe and Bill discuss the state of professional tennis in 2017 and McEnroe’s storied playing career. Other topics include the New York Knicks and the similarities between basketball and tennis. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: John McEnroe Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Jimmy Iovine | July 2017
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July 2017: Iovine and Bill talk about the music mogul’s amazing career, including his Emmy-nominated documentary, ‘The Defiant Ones.’ Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Jimmy Iovine Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Will Ferrell | June 2017
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June 2017: Ferrell and Bill discuss the significance of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the actor’s longtime relationship with the iconic comedy show. Other topics include the NBA, ‘Step Brothers,’ and his family life. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Will Ferrell Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kevin Durant 3 | June 2017
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June 2017: Durant and Bill discuss the initial moment right after the confetti fell in Oracle in the 2017 Final, running the pick-and-roll with Steph Curry, the shot in Game 3, appreciating LeBron's journey, Curry's high-level play in the playoffs, Kyrie's "bag full of tricks," Obama's congratulatory text, the Warriors free agents this offseason, building winning habits with the Warriors, the nonsense of comparing different eras, Rasheed Wallace's stretch-5 game, three-on-three in the Olympics, Andre Iguodala's big Game 5 dunk, and Patrick McCaw's bright future. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Durant Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
James Corden | June 2017
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June 2017: Corden and Bill discuss bringing 'The Late Late Show' to London, moving to America, starting his show as an unknown, the development of “Carpool Karaoke,” the logistics of success within 2017’s media landscape, the time he spanked Donald Trump on Broadway, and improving the election process. Then they dive into the World Cup, the popularity of soccer in the U.S., Bono's advice to Chris Martin regarding fame, the importance of television today, and James's friendship with Adele. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: James Corden Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Ice Cube | May 2017
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May 2017: Cube and Bill discuss collaborating on the 30 for 30 documentary 'Straight Outta L.A.,' the Lakers-Celtics rivalry in the ’80s, the growth of N.W.A, the importance of 'Boyz n the Hood,' the reason 'Straight Outta Compton' worked, 'No Vaseline' vs. 'Hit 'Em Up,' and the Big 3 basketball league. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Ice Cube Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Aziz Ansari | May 2017
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May 2017: Ansari and Bill discuss shooting the second season of 'Master of None' in Italy (2017), taking intense Italian lessons, directing modern Woody Allen moments, hosting 'SNL' for the first time, stand-up at the Comedy Cellar, working with Lorne Michaels, shooting the 'Otis' video with Kanye and Jay Z, Kanye and Jay's humorous side and the first time meeting Dave Chappelle. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Aziz Ansari Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kurt Russell | April 2017
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April 2017: Russell and Bill discuss the alternate universe where he (and not Kevin Costner) played Crash Davis, the big chance to play Elvis on ABC, Snake Plissken's motivations in 'Escape From New York,' shooting 'Silkwood' with Meryl Streep and Cher, meeting Goldie Hawn, experiencing tabloid culture as a celebrity couple, Robin Williams's incessant joke-telling, working with Sly Stallone, Val Kilmer's on-set antics, bringing Herb Brooks to life in 'Miracle,' and his love of wine. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kurt Russell Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kevin Durant 2 | March 2017
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March 2017: Durant and Bill discuss KD’s 2017 near season-ending injury, the decision to embrace being the enemy in OKC, the amount of talent in 2017’s NBA, Russell Westbrook's and James Harden's MVP cases, ways to fix the All-Star Game, Scott Brooks's redemption in D.C., the loaded 2017 draft class, and Shaq vs. JaVale McGee. Then they address James Worthy's harsh reality, Durant's college recruiting process, and the timetable for his return to the court. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Durant Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Steve Nash | March 2017
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March 2017: Nash and Bill discuss the masterful point guard’s best chance to win a title, specialization within basketball, the modern point guard, playing with Kidd and KJ in Phoenix, players resting in the NBA, the 2017 NBA schedule vs. the Premier League schedule, Dirk's longevity, working with the Warriors, and the greatest soccer players in the world. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Steve Nash Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Steve Ballmer | March 2017
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March 2017: Ballmer and Bill discuss technology's impact on viewing habits in 2017, the Clippers' need for a championship, the potential of a new Clippers arena, a potential Seattle expansion team, the NBA boardroom, understanding the salary cap, the future of that era’s Clippers core, and the Microsoft scouting report. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Steve Ballmer Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Kevin Durant | February 2017
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February 2017: Durant and Bill discuss KD’s favorite thing about his 2017 team, 2017 LeBron-Barkley beef, James Harden's leap, Durant's rivalry with LeBron, and what Thunder teammate he misses the most. Then, Roc Nation Sports agent Rich Kleiman joins to talk about the 2012 Finals, "Waiters Island," and more. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Kevin Durant Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Steve Kerr | February 2017
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February 2017: Kerr and Bill discuss the Golden State "supervillains" narrative, his back problems in 2015, Steph Curry's magic, and John Stockton's dirtiness. They also tackle Luke Walton's impact on the Warriors, Durant-Curry growing pains, chasing 73 wins last season, the dysfunctional "Jail Blazers," and social awareness in the NBA. Last, they address the Michael Jordan–Tom Brady comparison, the Chargers leaving San Diego, and the Warriors' move to San Francisco. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Steve Kerr Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Bill Burr | January 2017
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January 2017: Burr and Bill discuss the joys of parenthood, Wayne Gretzky's interview style, the "Big Bad Bruins," 2017 NBA rivalries, the Mount Rushmore of TV actors, Lakers fans claiming Minneapolis titles, the Belichick-Brady era, Michael Jackson's impact on the Pats' ownership, PED usage in sports, Super Bowl LI, and Derek Jeter's majesty. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Bill Burr Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Gucci Mane | December 2016
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December 2016: Gucci and Bill discuss his three-year incarceration and 2016 release, his humble beginnings in Alabama, what is unique about Atlanta's music scene, Atlanta's club culture, his goal of owning the "East Atlanta Hawks," collaborating with Malcolm Gladwell, and Thanksgiving with Julio Jones. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Gucci Mane Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Andy Cohen | December 2016
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December 2016: Cohen and Bill discuss the rise of reality TV in 2016, 'Desperate Housewives' vs. 'Real Housewives,' the casting process of 'Real Housewives,' the potential of 'Real Housewives: All-Stars,' Cohen’s reputation as "America's gay best friend," Bill's reality show pitch: 'Malibu Little League,' idolizing Howard Stern's radio model, the craziest matchups on 'Watch What Happens Live,' the Brangelina split, and escapism after the 2016 election. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Andy Cohen Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Craig Kilborn | May 2016
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May 2016: Kilborn and Bill discuss the broadcaster’s lifelong love of basketball and the Timberwolves, as well as his time at ESPN, Comedy Central, and CBS. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Craig Kilborn Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele | April 2016
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April 2016: Key and Peele and Bill discuss their 2016 film, 'Keanu'; writing comedy sketches; the state of edgy improv in 2016; and impersonating President Obama. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
David Duchovny | March 2016
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March 2016: Duchovny and Bill discuss N.Y. vs. Boston, Curry's relatable game, Starks's dunk on Jordan, 'White Men Can’t Jump' auditions, 'The Larry Sanders Show,' Garry Shandling's "nonchalant talent," 'The X-Files,' the Knicks' future, and Dustin Hoffman's JumboTron behavior. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: David Duchovny Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Al Michaels | February 2016
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February 2016: Michaels and Bill discuss the Hall of Fame broadcaster’s "rivalry" with Bob Costas, 'Sunday Night Football' vs. 'Monday Night Football,' Dick Ebersol's role with NBC, L.A.'s new football stadium, the Olympics in L.A., Brentwood's most infamous moments, and a moderately fast speed round with two stellar Pete Rose stories! Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Al Michaels Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Abby Wambach | December 2015
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December 2015: Wambach and Bill discuss before her final game with the U.S. women's national team. Other topics include: 2015 World Cup experience, her evolving fame, women's WC vs. men's WC, the gender pay gap and fixing FIFA, turf vs. grass, a possible TV career, why she thinks Jürgen Klinsmann is wrong for the U.S. men’s team, concussions and youth soccer, career disappointments and triumphs, and her last game. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Abby Wambach Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Michael B. Jordan | November 2015
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November 2015: Jordan and Bill discuss the actor’s bond with Carl Weathers, the 'Rocky' franchise, Stallone's Oscar-worthy performance in ‘Creed,’ Cotto-Canelo ringside reactions, mimicking top-flight acting talents, 'The Wire' vs. 'Friday Night Lights,' Ryan Coogler's creative touch on 'Creed,' future projects, and a hypothetical modern rom-com starring Jordan and Jennifer Lawrence. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Michael B. Jordan Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Judd Apatow | October 2015
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October 2015: Apatow and Bill discuss the advancement of the comedic landscape in 2015, living in a social-media-driven world, Adam Sandler's career, 'Freaks and Geeks,' fame and celebrity, parenting, and developing talents like Seth Rogen and Amy Schumer into movie stars. Host: Bill Simmons Guest: Judd Apatow Production Support: Steve Ceruti, Ben Cruz, Tim Angan and Garrett Gonzales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Welcome to "The Bill Simmons Podcast: The Interviews"
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Revisit all the best guests and interviews over the years from “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022