HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by one of the most influential authors of the 21st century, Ta-Nehisi Coates, to discuss the importance of reading (6:00), LeBron managing his celebrity status (18:00), the decision to challenge President Obama (28:00), the role of athlete involvement in political protest (34:00), the Colin Kaepernick situation (48:00), the OJ doc (1:01:00), and the best season of The Wire (1:08:00).
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Storytelling, Challenging Obama, and the Kaepernick Situation
The author joined Bill to discuss topics including LeBron’s celebrity status, the president, politics in sports, and the best season of the ‘The Wire’
Rachel breaks down the looks and drama from Teresa and Luis’s wedding, and more
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
Plus, Van and Rachel wonder if Serena Williams is the greatest athlete of all time
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
Jason also discusses the White Sox unsurprisingly losing three of four to the Royals