Channel 33

Channel 33

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Channel 33 is the first podcast from The Bill Simmons Podcast Network. It's the exclusive home for the glorious reunion of co-hosts and best friends Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan, as well as excessive thoughts on 'The Bachelor' and every other unapologetically ridiculous reality show from Juliet Litman. Channel 33 will cover mostly pop culture, with various surprise guests and occasional appearances from Bill.


'Free Fire’ Director Ben Wheatley (Ep. 299)  

Editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with director Ben Wheatley to discuss his latest film, ‘Free Fire’ (0:10), getting sought out by star actors and directors like Armie Hammer and Martin Scorsese (6:40), and striking a balance between entertaining and traumatizing an audience (14:40).

'Soccer Podcast' with Chris Ryan and Ryan O'Hanlon (Ep. 298)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Ryan O’Hanlon discuss UEFA’s decision to force Borussia Dortmund to play after the attack on their bus (1:25), officiating in the match between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid (7:14), and the upcoming market for strikers (20:26). They wrap up with predictions for the Premier League (28:21).

'Jam Session' With Kate Knibbs (Ep. 297)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Harry Styles's 'Rolling Stone' cover (5:00), Styles living in Ben Winston's attic (10:00), and dating Taylor Swift (14:00). Then, Ringer staff writer Kate Knibbs joins to discuss internet gossipmonger Nik Richie's 'The Dirty' (17:45) and the best place to find gossip in 2017 (26:00). Finally, Juliet and Amanda give their thoughts on Serena's snap (33:00), Meghan Markle's role with the British royal family (38:00), and more Chris Evans (41:00).

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn.' With Sean Fennessey, Micah Peters, and Justin Charity (Ep. 296)  

The Ringer's Sean Fennessey, Micah Peters, and Justin Charity discuss Kendrick Lamar's new release, 'Damn.' (5:00). Topics include: the collabs on the album (11:00), the logical progression of K-Dot (17:00), Kendrick's taste (22:00), his grand design (30:00), his influence on fellow rappers (34:00), and a ranking of Kendrick's albums (38:00).

‘The Lost City of Z’ Director James Gray (Ep. 295)  

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with acclaimed director James Gray to discuss the high stakes of filming his new movie, ‘The Lost City of Z,’ in the jungle, the near-impossible task of making a classic film, and why he isn’t interested in making a television series.

Jake Johnson and Joe Swanberg on Their New Film ‘Win It All’ (Ep. 294)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey sit down with actor Jake Johnson and director Joe Swanberg to discuss their new gambling film ‘Win It All’, why they wanted to make a movie for Netflix, and what it’s like teaming up for multiple projects.

'Jam Session' — Jenny Slate, J-Rod, and Ed Sheeran's Stardom (Ep. 293)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Jenny Slate's press tour for 'Gifted' (5:00), Chris Evans's Disney-level fame (11:00), Anne Hathaway's confessional (16:00), A-Rod and J.Lo's new romance (24:00), Ed Sheeran's Taylor Swift remarks (27:00), and Nan Talese's Vanity Fair profile (34:00).

‘The Discovery’ Director Charlie McDowell (Ep. 292)  

The Ringer's Editor-in-Chief Sean Fennessey sits down with director Charlie McDowell to discuss his new film 'The Discovery' (1:55), casting Robert Redford (12:58), being one of Netflix's first major features (21:05) and how to pull off an ending with a twist (18:45).

'Jam Session' — Reese Witherspoon Day With Bill Simmons (Ep. 291)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins are joined by Bill Simmons to discuss Reese Witherspoon's sprawling catalog (5:00), her relationship with Ryan Phillippe (12:00), her R-rated turn in 'Cruel Intentions' (16:00), her missed opportunity with 'Clueless' (23:00), her Oscar curse (29:00), her fling with Jake Gyllenhaal (36:00), her comeback with 'Gone Girl' (43:00), and her next big career move after 'Big Little Lies' (48:00).

Lil Rel Howery on 'Get Out' (ep. 290)  

The Ringer’s Micah Peters and 'Get Out’ star Lil Rel Howery examine his character, Rod (7:20), and take a look film’s intricate cinematography (12:05). Later, they discuss the future of "social thrillers" (23:40).

'Achievement Oriented' on 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' and 'Moral Combat' (Ep. 289)  

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion have a spoiler-free discussion about their impressions of the perplexing 'Mass Effect: Andromeda,' Bioware's brain drain, and the ways in which recent releases have raised the bar for big-budget games.

Mike WILL Made-It on 'Ransom 2' (Ep. 288)  

The Ringer's Micah Peters sits down with producer Mike WILL Made-It to discuss working with Pharrell on 'Ransom 2' (01:00), his recording process (06:00), and his dream collaboration (15:00).

'The Masked Man' — The (Familiar) Elbow Drop Heard Round the World and Bruce Prichard (Ep. 287)  

The Ringer's David Shoemaker teams up with Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling to discuss Shane McMahon's elbow drop on 'SmackDown' (03:00), the general manager situation on 'Raw' (10:00), how Braun Strowman could fit into the Roman Reigns–Undertaker match (21:30), the "Missing Ron Simmons" teaser (29:00), and Twitter questions (34:00). Then Bruce Prichard of "Something to Wrestle With" calls in to discuss kayfabe in today's wrestling (39:00) and share Andre the Giant stories (46:00).

'More Life' Emergency Pod (Ep. 286)  

The Ringer's Micah Peters, Hannah Giorgis, and Justin Charity discuss Drake's latest project, 'More Life,' and whether it's an album (00:30), grime songs (06:00), and their least favorite track (11:00). Then, The Ringer's Rob Harvilla calls in to talk about the song "Fake Love" (18:00), Drake the underdog (25:00), and "tough guy" Drake (26:30).

Ep. 285: 'Jam Session'—The End of Us Weekly With Lara Cohen  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss the end of a gossip era with the selling of Us Weekly (5:00). Then, former Us Weekly editorial director Lara Cohen joins to give her thoughts on the invention of "Bennifer" (11:00), Britney Spears's head-shaving incident (17:00), and the biggest celebrities today (25:30).

Ep. 284: 'ShackHouse' — Arnold Palmer Invitational Winner Marc Leishman and Austin Golf  

Geoff Shackelford and Joe House welcome four guests in one show, starting with Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Marc Leishman (02:00), then shifting to discussion of the upcoming WGC Match Play and Austin golf with Criquet Shirts cofounders Billy Nachman and Hobson Brown (18:30). Then they welcome Geoff’s dad, former UCLA basketball star Lynn Shackelford, to further discuss the Austin golf scene (34:00) and the 50th anniversary of his first NCAA championship (37:30).

Ep. 283: 'Achievement Oriented' on Gaming Drugs and eSports Injuries  

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to Compete writer Maddy Myers about experimenting with supplements that promise gaming benefits, covering competitive gaming's growing pains, and gender imbalance in eSports. For a full version of this episode subscribe to Achievement Oriented on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Ep. 282: 'Soccer Podcast' with Chris Ryan and Ryan O'Hanlon  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Ryan O’Hanlon discuss Manchester City’s Champions League exit (0:55), glance at the top English teams (11:50), and later take an in-depth look at the Champions League quarterfinalists (17:17).

Ep. 281: 'The Masked Man Show' on Dennis Stamp, Finn Balor, Triple H, and 'WrestleMania'  

The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling team up to discuss the passing of Dennis Stamp (02:00), Triple H's and Finn Balor's returns (10:00), the 'WrestleMania' card (19:00), and Twitter questions (37:30).

Ep. 280: ‘Bachelor Party’ — The Season Finale  

The Ringer’s Juliet Litman is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss Nick’s decision to choose Vanessa over Raven (0:30), things they’d rather see in a finale (7:30), and a new version of 'The Bachelor' with celebrities (18:50). Then Ringer 'Bachelor' recap writer Rodger Sherman joins to further dissect Monday's finale (32:12).

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