The BEST Episodes of Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2022
Spanning pop culture and touching on everything from sports and entertainment to arts and technology, this talk show hosted by Bill Simmons will feature intimate conversations with compelling guests, plus field segments and Simmons' signature commentary on current events.
#1 - Charles Barkley & Ben Affleck
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 22, 2016
In the premiere edition of this weekly talk show, Bill breaks down why LeBron James is truly 'one of one;' plus, Charles Barkley on why LeBron is still not in his Top 5 Greatest of All Time; and New England-native Ben Affleck talks movies, sports and Deflategate.
#2 - Aaron Rodgers
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 13, 2016
After her 7th Wimbledon win, Bill explains why Serena Williams is able to rise above both on and off the tennis court; plus, a one-on-one conversation with Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on concussions and more; Bill gives the belt to Tim Duncan.
#3 - Mark Cuban, Malcolm Gladwell & Bill Hader
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 29, 2016
Bill has some ideas for 'Game of Thrones' to ponder over the summer; plus, NBA owner Mark Cuban and author Malcolm Gladwell discuss NBA team owners and why Mark Cuban won't be selling the Mavericks anytime soon; and Bill has some advice for Knicks fans who want to make their team great again.
#4 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cris Carter & Amy Trask
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 14, 2016
Bill chats with former Raiders CEO Amy Trask and Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter to talk NFL issues; Bill asks why 'Survivor' host Jeff Probst doesn't get his proper due; Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about his career, playing Edward Snowden in his new film and shows off his Lakers pride.
#5 - Doug Baldwin, Joel McHale and Mike Rapaport
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 5, 2016
#6 - Al Michaels, Bob Costas, Vince Staples
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 19, 2016
#7 - Chris Bosh, Anthony Anderson & Joe Rogan
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 6, 2016
Bill chronicles the rise of UFC from its gritty Internet roots to billion dollar enterprise; Chris Bosh and Anthony Anderson break down Kevin Durant's move to the Golden State Warriors; UFC commentator Joe Rogan shares his expertise on Brock Lesnar and other UFC contenders.
#8 - Wayne Gretzky, Bill Burr and Larry Wilmore
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 26, 2016
#9 - Danny McBride, Christina Hendricks & Michael K. W
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 27, 2016
Bill talks with Danny McBride; argues 'Deflategate' before Judge Joe Brown; and sits down with Christina Hendricks and Michael K. Williams.
#10 - Jay Glazer, Paul Pierce
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 2, 2016
#11 - Jay Glazer, DeMaurice Smith & Malcolm Gladwell
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 7, 2016
NFL columnist Jay Glazer; executive director of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith; journalist Malcolm Gladwell.
#12 - Kevin Durant & Nas
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 21, 2016
Bill invites Vince Staples in to lay down a few 'Diss Tracks'; NBA MVP Kevin Durant discusses his move to Golden State, his relationship with Russell Westbrook and dealing with critics as legendary rapper Nas relates the world of hip-hop, his albums and dealing with 'beef'; KD and Nas stick around for a rapid-fire Speed Round.
#13 - Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 9, 2016
#14 - Ricky Williams & Seth Rogen
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 10, 2016
Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams and New York Magazine's Rembert Browne chat about drug policies in the NFL; Bill breaks down the latest sports fan extortion, Personal Seat Licenses; 'Sausage Party' star Seth Rogen sits down with Bill to talk about the new raunchy animated comedy; Legendary stoners Seth Rogen and Ricky Williams talk trees with Bill during the 'Weed' Round.
#15 - Charlamagne Tha God & Abby Wambach
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 28, 2016
#16 - Jonah Hill, Jon Favreau & Wesley Morris
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 17, 2016
Guests: Actor Jonah Hill, speechwriter Jon Favreau and writer Wesley Morris
#17 - Caitlyn Jenner, J.J. Redick & Lamorne Morris
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 3, 2016
L.A. Clipper JJ Redick and 'New Girl' star Lamorne Morris sit with Bill to talk Team USA basketball past and present; Bill gives his take on fat athletes; and Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner discusses the current batch of decathletes, her Olympic career, politics and struggling with her identity.