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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

Top Five “One Crazy Night” Movies and ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’

Also, Sean talks with the film’s director, Halina Rejin, about her transition from acting to working behind the camera full time

2022 Fall Hype Meter

Mal and Joanna discuss what they’re excited for in the coming months

The Top Five Offenses in 2022

Sheil and Ben discuss which teams will have the best offenses this season, and which teams just missed out on their top-five lists

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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‘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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How David Leitch Became the King of Hollywood Action

Since co-directing 2014’s ‘John Wick,’ the stuntman turned director has revamped what action movies look like, with star vehicles for everyone from Brad Pitt to Charlize Theron to Ryan Reynolds

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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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How Josh Allen and Ken Dorsey Are Shaping the Next Wave of the Bills Offense

The first-year offensive coordinator is trying to craft a system that will keep Buffalo atop a stacked AFC—and he’s working closely with his star quarterback to do it

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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

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Complicity and Deflection at the LIV Golf Traveling Circus

The golfers, organizers, and sponsors associated with LIV don’t care if you ask questions about the fledgling, Saudi Arabian–financed tour. But whether they’re willing to answer, and honestly account for, them is a different story.

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The ‘Bachelorette’ Recap: An Eternity in Bruges

Unfortunately for Rachel and Gabby (but mostly Rachel), another unintended consequence of having two leads has emerged: the inevitability of wandering eyes

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A Tale of Two Pushes

This week, Dominik Mysterio and Konosuke Takeshita wrestled in two big matches, showcasing why they are both on the brink of stardom

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The Great HBO Freak-out of 2022 Was Unwarranted, but Understandable

In light of what happened at Warner Bros. Discovery’s earnings call, some of the rumors that flew ahead of the event look borderline histrionic—but consumers had good reason to fear for the worst

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The Lessons Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs Learned From Their Weirdest Season

Patrick Mahomes survived the first slump of his career last season. Now, he and the Chiefs are trying to reinvent their offense while the rest of the AFC West is racing to catch up.

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‘Bullet Train’ Is the Next Step in the Bad Bunny World Domination Plan

With a leading role in ‘El Muerto’ on the way, the Puerto Rican musician’s spot in this weekend’s box office no. 1 is just a sign of what’s to come

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We’re Living in a Triple-A Video Game “Drought” and It’s Just Fine

Don’t let the lack of blockbuster video game releases for the second half of 2022 fool you: this gaming "drought" may not be a bad thing for gamers

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‘The Sandman’ and ‘Paper Girls’ Are a Different Kind of Comics Show

Two new series from Netflix and Amazon, respectively, take a more unorthodox approach than the traditional superhero story

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Curiosity Corner: Monkeypox Myths, Millennial Facts, and Overpopulation Fears

In the latest edition of "Curiosity Corner," Derek breaks down the myths around how monkeypox spreads, the affordability crisis for millenials, and more

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Aaron Judge’s AL Home Run Record Chase Is Starting to Feel Real

It’s not too soon to get excited about the Yankee slugger’s odds of surpassing Ruth and Maris—and maybe sailing past 62

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Can New Blood Revitalize Brandon Staley’s Defense in Los Angeles?

The Chargers were helpless to stop the run in 2021. Through an aggressive offseason plan that included the addition of Khalil Mack, can the Chargers’ biggest weakness become a strength?

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‘Prey’ Bleeds With Vitality

Hulu’s clever prequel to ‘Predator’ is so much more than IP exploitation—it’s bloodthirsty, self-assured, and crowd-pleasing