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Introducing “The Bill Simmons Podcast: The Interviews”

Whether you’re listening 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 from over the years

The ‘Better Call Saul’ Series Finale

Chris and Andy react to the finale and discuss whether creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould stuck the landing

College Recruiting Stories With Matt Ryan, Antonio Daniels, Andrew Bogut, Stephon Marbury, James Jones, and Gary Payton Sr.

Plus, Ryen answers Life Advice questions

Investigating Trump With Rep. Pete Aguilar, Plus Deshaun Watson Apologizes

Also, Van and Rachel talk about the church coming for Beyoncé

Donald Trump vs. the FBI: Everything We Know About the Investigation So Far

Author, CNN analyst, and former government official Juliette Kayyem joins the show to separate fact from speculation and discuss the multitude of ways this saga could end

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The Ringer’s 2022 Fantasy Football Rankings

Jonathan Taylor or Christian McCaffrey? Stefon Diggs or Cooper Kupp? The fantasy football season is fast approaching. Use our top-200 rankings to dominate your league.

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Gene LeBell Did It All

Over a legendary career as a judoka, pro wrestler, and Hollywood stuntman, LeBell was a pioneer in mixed martial arts and choreographed violence—and one of the toughest guys in the business

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The ‘Better Call Saul’ Series Finale

Chris and Andy react to the finale and discuss whether creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould stuck the landing

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The Best Episodes of ‘Better Call Saul,’ Ranked

Looking back at the funniest, scariest, and most gripping hours of the show before its series finale

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The Lions Are Still Building Their Foundation. But They’re Planning for Much More.

The second year of an NFL rebuild is still a work in progress, but for the Lions, it is when they need to show their plan—and the steps they’re taking to find success

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The Seven Most Intriguing Under-the-Radar Deals in NBA Free Agency

From a reclamation project in Detroit to the perfect plug in Miami, here are the signings you may have missed that could pay major dividends next season

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‘22 Goals’: Diego Maradona, 1986 World Cup in Mexico

Brian Phillips’s first installment in his series chronicling the most iconic goals in the history of the World Cup belongs to soccer’s most talented and destructive genius

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The Seven ‘Game of Thrones’ Episodes to Rewatch Before ‘House of the Dragon’

Before HBO’s epic prequel arrives, set the stage by revisiting several of the most relevant ‘Thrones’ episodes

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What Constitutes Success for ‘House of the Dragon’?

With its forthcoming prequel to ‘Game of Thrones,’ HBO is still playing to win—but what would winning look like for the much-hyped, high-stakes follow-up to TV’s biggest blockbuster?

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Chris Jericho’s “Lionheart” Couldn’t Stop Jon Moxley

Also, Tom Lawlor shines in the 2022 G1 Climax and Shinsuke Nakamura brings Strong Style to the WWE (with the help of Gunther) in this week’s best pro wrestling matches

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‘A League of Their Own’ Is a Solid Spiritual Heir to ‘GLOW’

Like the prematurely canceled Netflix series, ‘A League of Their Own’ adapts a once-minor bit of sports trivia to refract modern standards of representation through rich period detail

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A New Way to Think About Racism in America

Derek is joined by Heather McGhee to discuss ‘The Sum of Us’ and why many laws today that might not seem explicitly racist still sustain racial inequality

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Sylvia Fowles’s Final Ride and the Last Days of a Legend

The Minnesota Lynx star’s final season hasn’t gone exactly according to plan, but the future Hall of Famer is still cherishing every little moment—and lesson—before she walks away from the game she relentlessly dominated for 15 years

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“Some Real Fireworks Ahead”: Joel Kinnaman Is Ready for His Next ‘For All Mankind’ Mission

The star of Apple TV+’s acclaimed space drama sat down to discuss the fallout from Season 3, where the story’s headed next, and the delight of his ‘Suicide Squad’ do-over

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What’s Kendrick Lamar’s Best Feature? Mixtape Cut? Loosie?

After spending four weeks on Kendrick Lamar’s albums, Charles and Cole pause and dig into some of the deeper parts of his catalog

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‘A League of Their Own’ Would Be Better If Its Characters Were Worse

The new Amazon series hews closely to the original film in many ways, but perhaps not the most important: creating tension-filled characters

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Allen Robinson II and the Great Escape From His Quarterback Hell

The Pro Bowl receiver spent nearly a decade catching passes from QBs like Blake Bortles, Mitchell Trubisky, and Justin Fields. Now that he’s in offensive paradise with the Rams, it’s finally Robinson’s time to shine.

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How Danger Mouse Returned to Hip-Hop With Some New Cheat Codes

The famed producer discusses his craft and his first hip-hop album in more than a decade: a collaboration with Black Thought out this Friday

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Newcastle United Is Finding Out What Winning in the Premier League Really Costs

This year, following a Saudi takeover, the club from North East England finds itself at the center of a debate about the soul of sports

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Should LeBron Request a Trade?

If the Lakers don’t make a change, it could be time for LeBron James to consider his options. Where could he go? And what would another ring do for his legacy?

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Raves, Rage, and the Prodigy’s “Firestarter”

An excerpt from the latest episode of the podcast, this one exploring the Essex foursome that briefly rode electronic music to rock stardom

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What Is the Best TV Series Finale?

Inspired by ‘Better Call Saul,’ Dave, Joanna, and Neil debate the greatest finale episodes in TV history

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‘Westworld’ Is Good Again, Somehow

As it turns out, the dystopian HBO series is still capable of engineering shocking twists, and Season 4 delivered perhaps the biggest one yet: The show is actually good again

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Neither Age Nor Surgery Can Stop Justin Verlander

After undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing most of two seasons, the 39-year-old Astros ace looks like a Cy Young favorite again

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The Baseball Stadium That “Forever Changed” Professional Sports

Camden Yards, which opened 30 years ago this summer, is revered for its design and downtown location. But its influence—along with its lessons—extends beyond architecture.

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Doug Pederson Healed Himself. Now He’s Trying to Heal the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pederson’s first win in Jacksonville is that he isn’t Urban Meyer. But now comes the real challenge: fixing Trevor Lawrence and turning the Jaguars into winners.

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Jimmy McGill Hits Rock Bottom As ‘Better Call Saul’ Nears the End

With the series finale on the horizon, Jimmy McGill continues down a path of self-destruction—while Kim Wexler starts on the long, difficult road to redemption

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Fantasy Football’s All-Training-Camp-Hype Team

Which positive training camp reports are real? Which are just smoke? Being able to identify the difference could make or break your fantasy season.

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NBA YoungBoy’s New Album, ‘The Last Slimeto,’ Is a Sermon Off the Rails

The prolific rapper and streaming star who out-charted Drake last year is back with a new album that reconstructs the Black gospel experience

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Kevin Durant’s Ultimatum and the Cost of Doing Business

Six weeks after requesting a trade, KD is now demanding that the Nets either move him or clean house to appease him. It’s an undesirable predicament, but one Brooklyn should have seen coming.

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Carbon Removal Might Be the World’s Most Important Technology. How Does It Work?

Derek is joined by Giana Amador to explain the different carbon removal technologies and why some people think this advancement won’t ever work

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Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ Is a Faithful Adaptation—for Better and for Worse

The show’s first season is a solid starting point for a long-awaited adaptation, but at times it’s too tethered to the comics