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Goodell’s 180, Biden’s VP, Old-School Football, and the Hockey “Code” With Bakari Sellers and Bill Burr

The comedian joins to discuss his new movie, ‘The King of Staten Island,’ working with Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson, and more

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by attorney, author, and political commentator Bakari Sellers to discuss the “perfect storm” that mobilized the current Black Lives Matter movement; people and organizations making statements, including Roger Goodell, LeBron James, and Patrick Mahomes; some history behind the civil rights movement; the political climate leading up to the 2020 presidential election; Bakari’s book, My Vanishing Country; and more (1:55). Then Bill talks with stand-up comedian, writer, and actor Bill Burr to discuss the pre–Super Bowl football era, the unwritten rule book in hockey known as “the code,” taking a break from stand-up during the pandemic, his new movie The King of Staten Island, working with Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson, and more (49:19).

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