The Bill Simmons Podcast

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The Bill Simmons Podcast


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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Simon Hill • Wired Feb 20, 2022

"Unfiltered opinions, witty remarks, and encyclopedic sports knowledge collide, but this is enthusiastic and accessible enough for casual sports fans to enjoy."

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Score: 4.5

Stephanie Andrews • Quill Inc. Oct 25, 2020

"Each episode is highly engaging, fast paced, and unfiltered. Bill and his cohorts do not hold back when they disagree with a ref call or a play made. If you’re a fan of sports, this podcast is a must listen."

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Listener Reviews

Score: 4.5

Omar B. Jul 29, 2020

"Great episode! "

Score: 5

Omar B. Jul 27, 2020

"Love when Bill gets deep into basketball and Parent Corner is always hilarious…"

Score: 4.5

Omar B. Jul 11, 2020

"Loved this episode. For me the podcast is at its best when Bill talks basketball and TV/pop culture…"

Score: 3.5

Omar B. Jun 30, 2020

"Cool episode but how can Bill have Don Cheadle and Rob Lowe on, talk about their careers, and not even bring up Cheadle's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Lowe's role on Parks and Recreation? "

Score: 5

Omar B. Jun 27, 2020

"Great episode! I love the Redraftables…"

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