HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan to revisit the 2015 Oscar movies, including The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman, Dear White People, Gone Girl, Boyhood, and many more (2:28). Then Bill is joined by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols to discuss crafting a sports show, the pro basketball Hall of Fame, interviewing NBA players, current NBA stars, NBA draft mistakes, journalism in 2020, Roger Goodell, and more (32:3).
The Five-Year Oscars, Plus Talking NBA and the State of Basketball Coverage With Rachel Nichols
Bill, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan revisit 2015 Oscar films before ESPN’s Rachel Nichols joins to discuss crafting a sports show, interviewing NBA players, and much more
Brandon Royval Outlasts Old Foe, Does UFC 301 Await? Plus, Brian Ortega Messes Up Yair Rodriguez’s Title Plans and Recapping the First PFL vs. Bellator Show.
Petesy, Chuck, and TST gather to break down all the action from UFC Mexico City and the first PFL vs. Bellator event in Saudi Arabia
Meg and Juliet Litman discuss early observations and share highlights from Episodes 1-5 of the new season of ‘Drive to Survive’
The Midnight Boys discuss the new live-action adaptation of this beloved cartoon gets right and mostly wrong, what could make a good adaptation, and the struggles of bad adaptations
Plus, favorite hoop shoes, top story lines for both the Eastern and Western Conferences, and more
Is this the best Mavs team that Luka Doncic has had? Are the Warriors starting to figure things out? Is Russell Westbrook going to hold the Clippers back? The guys discuss all this, and more.
Rachel, Callie, and Jodi dissect the idiotic comments made by Sandoval in his recent ‘NYT’ interview