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.


'The Big Picture' - Matt Reeves Puts Humanity in ‘The Planet of the Apes’ (Ep. 330)  

The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan discuss the successes and failures of filmmakers who have recently overseen big-budget franchises, such as Matt Reeves’s ‘Planet of the Apes’ series, Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers’ series, and Christopher Nolan’s sustained run (1:05). Later, Sean sits down with Matt Reeves to discuss the intricate filmmaking process of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ and what to expect from his next movie, ‘The Batman’ (13:30).

'Jam Session' — Scandals: Kardashians, Lena Dunham, and Taylor Swift–Lorde (Ep. 329)  

The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Kim Kardashian’s Snapchat scandal (5:00), Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s newest controversy (15:00), Lena Dunham’s dog drama (23:00), Lorde’s scoffing at Taylor Swift (33:30), and Ben Affleck’s new boo (42:00).

'Bachelorette Party'—With ABC Executive Rob Mills (Ep. 328)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman is joined by ABC's senior vice president of alternative programming, Rob Mills, to discuss all things 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette.' They talk about the most recent 'Bachelor in Paradise' news leaks (4:10), some of this season's 'Bachelorette' moments (17:05), next season's 'Bachelor' candidates (30:24), and the upcoming 'Bachelor Winter Games' (44:55).

'Bachelorette Party' — With Nick Viall (Ep. 236)  

In the absence of a new 'Bachelorette' episode, The Ringer's Juliet Litman is joined by friend and former Bachelor Nick Viall for a free-for-all podcast. They talk about some common misconceptions about 'Bachelor in Paradise', life after reality TV, the Kardashians, NBA players, and much more.

'The Big Picture'—David Lowery’s Strange and Beautiful ‘A Ghost Story’ (Ep. 327)  

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey and Vanity Fair film critic Richard Lawson discuss filmmaker David Lowery’s latest, ‘A Ghost Story,’ an unconventional film with an unconventional debut at Sundance (1:00). Later, Sean chats with Lowery about the making of the movie and why he no longer watches his movies or reads his reviews (9:30).

'Bachelorette Party' — Paradise Rules, Eric's Redemption, and Way Too Many Kisses (Ep. 324)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman is joined by her colleague Andrew Gruttadaro to discuss a special double-episode week in 'The Bachelorette.' They talk about the new 'Bachelor in Paradise' rules following the alcohol incident (1:33), then they examine Dean and his chances to make the final three (5:00), Brian (7:35), Peter (13:00), and Eric (21:55).

Jam Session' — Jay-Z and Beyoncé's Twins, Serena's Vanity Fair Cover, and Festival Hookups (Ep. 324)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss the birth of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's twins (5:00), Serena Williams's Vanity Fair cover (20:25), Katy Perry and Chris Martin's festival fling (30:00), and Betty Gilpin's colorful ways to describe her breasts (37:00).

'Bachelorette Party'—Heroes, Villains, and Alcohol With Wesley Morris and Amy Kaufman (Ep. 323)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman is joined by New York Times writer and former colleague Wesley Morris, a 'Bachelorette' newbie, to discuss the events on this week's episode. They examine the prevalence of alcohol throughout the franchise (2:40), Rachel's one-on-one date with Dean (7:17), Rachel's breakdown (10:20), Lee's shady ways (18:20), and the less-than-impressive spelling bee (30:55). Then Juliet talks with Los Angeles Times reporter Amy Kaufman about the return of 'Bachelor in Paradise' (41:05).

‘The Big Picture’—Female-Powered Comedy With ‘Rough Night’ Creators Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs  

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey and staff writer Lindsay Zoladz discuss the dearth of female filmmakers in the R-rated comedy space (2:00) before Sean chats with the ‘Rough Night’ writing and directing team of Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs about meeting at the UCB Theatre, developing ‘Broad City,’ and making a studio comedy starring big names like Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, and Zoë Kravitz (17:00).

'Boxing Podcast'–Mayweather-McGregor Superfight Edition (Ep. 321)  

The Ringer staff comes together to examine the upcoming "The Notorious" Conor McGregor–Floyd "Money" Mayweather fight. First, David Shoemaker and Chuck Mindenhall discuss whether or not we should be excited about this match (0:22). Later, Shoemaker is joined by Micah Peters and Sam Schube, who ask the question, "Can McGregor actually contend with Mayweather in a boxing match?" (27:08).

'Jam Session' — A Katy Perry Extravaganza (Ep. 320)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss Katy Perry’s new album and the press tour around it, including her four-day livestream and New York Times profile (1:36). They also examine Tobey Maguire’s kid’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ production (27:30), Oprah’s Fennelgate (35:40), and Rita Ora’s new (excellent) song (41:55).

'Bachelorette Party' — Trouble in 'Bachelor in Paradise' (Ep. 319)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman is joined by insider Reality Steve to discuss the suspension of 'Bachelor in Paradise' filming over allegations of misconduct.

'The Big Picture' — Modern Horror and ‘It Comes at Night’ Director Trey Edward Shults (Ep. 318)  

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey and film critic K. Austin Collins discuss the emergence of modern horror films like ‘The Witch’ and the increasing emphasis on tone over standard horror tropes (1:00). Then, Sean is joined by Trey Edward Shults, who explains how working through his own darkness led to making his latest film, ‘It Comes At Night’ (15:50).

'Soccer Pod' — Offseason-Transfer Talk (Ep. 317)  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Ryan O'Hanlon discuss the exciting offseason moves to be made in the Premier League this summer. They look at Arsenal (4:28), Manchester United (7:30), Tottenham (15:20), Manchester City (23:20), Chelsea (32:00), and Liverpool (38:28), and finish up with their dream-transfers (41:58).

'Bachelorette Party' — Whaboom's Exit, Crazy Group Dates, and a New Villain Rises (Ep. 316)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman is joined by former Bachelor Ben Higgins to discuss this week's episode of 'The Bachelorette.' They talk about Blake and Lucas's final moments (8:08), possibly the strangest group date in 'Bachelor' / 'Bachelorette' history (17:44), Eric's drama with some of the other guys (28:00), and 'Bachelor in Paradise' (39:07).

'The Big Picture' — Amy Schumer’s Career Arc, and ‘Snatched’ Director Jonathan Levine (Ep. 315)  

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey discusses comedic storytelling and Amy Schumer’s career arc, from stand-up comedian to movie star, with Jason Zinoman of The New York Times (0:50). Then Sean is joined by filmmaker Jonathan Levine (‘The Wackness,’ ‘50/50’) to discuss collaborating with Schumer on his new comedy, ‘Snatched’, his own career arc, finding his path, and dealing with bad reviews (14:20).

'Jam Session' — Hot Topics: The Rock, the Biebs, and 'Felicity' (Ep. 314)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins discuss the Rock's star power (5:00), Justin Bieber's smugness and catchy new single (14:00), Ellen Pompeo's Hamptons retreat (23:00), Keri Russell's star on the Walk of Fame (32:00), and Lorde's elitist Instagram comments (42:00).

'Bachelorette Party' — DeMario's Deceit, Celebrity Guests, and Whaboom! (Ep. 313)  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman is joined by her colleague Hannah Giorgis to break down Episode 2. They discuss DeMario's surprise guest (1:29), celebrity appearances by Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis (23:17) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (31:43), and evaluate some of the contestants (38:34).

T-Pain, 'T-Wayne,' and the Birth of Auto-Tune (Ep. 312)  

The Ringer's Micah Peters sits down with hip-hop pioneer T-Pain to discuss the impromptu release of 'T-Wayne,' a project with Lil Wayne dating back to 2009 (2:55), T-Pain's discovery of Auto-Tune (13:15), and how Auto-Tune creeped into mainstream hip-hop (17:15). Later, T-Pain shares his new and upcoming projects (30:48) and explains his new antisocial music mindset (34:35).

'Teenage Emotions,' Lil Yachty's Brand, and the Next Generation of Hip-Hop (Ep. 311)  

The Ringer's Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and Justin Charity discuss Lil Yachty's new album, 'Teenage Emotions.' They examine Yachty's brand vs. his music (7:40) and the album cover art (11:33), and try to determine an overarching theme to the project (31:09). Finally, they answer this question: Is 'Teenage Emotions' any good (39:02)?

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