Monday Podcast Pick
I’m three picks into this podcast pick thing. Check out the first and second picks if you’re new here. I’ve received some feedback from a couple people, so I know that it’s providing some people something and I’ll just keep moving along. This week is another overall show (I’ll highlight some specific podcast episodes sometimes too). Read on below.
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Here are the details about this week’s podcast pick:
Show Title: The Bill Simmons Podcast
Description: From the Bill Simmons Podcast website: “HBO’s Bill Simmons relaunches the most downloaded sports podcast of all-time with a different partner, new sponsors and a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes and media members, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House and other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.”
My Take: I’m not the traditional sports fan that I used to be. Currently, the sports I watch are pretty limited to catching some football and maybe ends of basketball games while I’m doing other stuff around the house. Other than that, it’s pretty limited to special events or one-offs like skiing, snowboarding, and other randoms like the upcoming NCAA wrestling championships (I was also really into the NFL combine stuff weirdly). However, I am still interested in sports and the ongoing soap opera nature of professional sports. I listen to a lot of sports talk – podcasts, internet, iheart radio, and simulcasts on tv that I have going in the background during the day. Bill Simmons fits right in there. Where else do you get to listen to Al Michaels say “fuck.” That was kind of funny hearing Al Michae’s classic voice, that I’ve heard since I can remember, say that. It’s like hearing your grandma swear for the first time. (In case you’re wondering about Al Michaels, go to Ep 63, about at 1hr 1 min into it)
The Bill Simmons Podcast is heavy on NBA, NFL, gambling talk, and the Patriots. But it’s interesting and you get to hear some honest takes. Plus, Bill Simmons has a lot of things cooking, which includes an entire site called The Ringer which will contain digital, branded and social projects, and other content and will be home to an entire podcast network.
What do you think? Have you listened to The Bill Simmons Podcast? I’d like to hear your thoughts.
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