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Chuck Klosterman on Brooklyn’s Dominance, Fandom, Sports Fixes, and UFOs

The author joins Bill to discuss Damian Lillard’s future after Portland’s playoff exit, how player movement has shaped today’s NBA, UFOs, and much more

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‘The Doors’ With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Chuck Klosterman

Bill, Chris, and Chuck revisit the 1991 biopic starring Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, and Kyle MacLachlan

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A 12th L.A. Lakers Title and Remembering Eddie Van Halen

Remembering the late Eddie Van Halen and discussing a hard-earned Lakers win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the Lakers’ role players stepping up, Jimmy Butler’s ascension to a "top-10 guy," and much more

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What Did Rock Do?

In the season finale, Chris and Chuck discuss the impact music has had on their lives

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MJ’s Second Retirement, Explained. Plus: Chuck Klosterman on ‘Survivor,’ Defining Greatness, and Two Months of Quarantine Life

Plus: a discussion about the 1992 Dream Team

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How Do We Find What We Love?

Chuck and Chris take a trip down memory lane to talk about how they used to discover music

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Beatles vs. Stones

Breaking down a rock ’n’ roll binary that says more about you than the bands in question

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What Makes Music Sound Commercial?

Almost everyone knows the experience of hearing a song for the first time and knowing it’s about to take over the world. This episode interrogates the idea of the hit record, and whether it’s a matter of collective psychology, indelible memory, both, or neither.

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Is It Important for Artists to Evolve?

Does artistic evolution actually matter, or is it just something our consumer culture demands?

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What Means More: Lyrics or Music?

On the latest episode of ‘Music Exists,’ Chris Ryan and Chuck Klosterman discuss words and music—or, in other words, just "music." And also Steely Dan.