The B.S. Report

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The B.S. Report
Presentation
Hosted byBill Simmons
GenreSports
LanguageEnglish
Updates2-4 per week
Length60-80 minutes
Production
Audio formatMP3
Publication
Original releaseMay 8, 2007; 12 years ago (May 8, 2007) – present
ProviderESPN.com
Website[1]

The B.S. Report was an ESPN podcast, that occasionally touched on mature subjects, hosted by Bill Simmons. It featured interviews with athletes, sports commentators, pop-culture experts and friends of Simmons. The B.S. Report had no fixed publication schedule, however there were generally 2 or 3 episodes posted per week.[1] As of 2009, 'The B.S. Report' was ESPN's most-downloaded podcast, with over 10 million downloads through June.[2]

Occasionally, Simmons had significant guests from the sports world, such as NBA Commissioner David Stern,[3] or NBA Players Association head Billy Hunter.[4]

AVclub.com named The B.S. Report one of the best podcasts of 2010.[5]

Format[edit]

The B.S. Report opens with a theme song written and performed by Ronald Jenkees[6][7] and a voice-over announcement that the podcast "is a free-flowing conversation that occasionally touches on mature subjects." Simmons rarely performs a monologue, but instead holds a conversation with one or more guests for the entire episode.

Most B.S. Report episodes are based on discussions of sports, but occasionally Simmons will have entertainers or pop-culture observers on to talk about entertainment issues of the day, such as Saturday Night Live,[8] reality television, movies and music.

Episodes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPNRadio.com - ESPN". Espnradio.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  2. ^ Ourand, John (June 22, 2009). "ESPN sends strong signal on role of podcasts". SportsBusiness Journal. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-02-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "David Stern and Bill Simmons Podcast Full Transcript". Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-02-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Manfred, Tony (October 24, 2011). "Mark Cuban's Plan To Save The NBA Is A 'Game Changer,' Says NBA Labor Leader". Business Insider. Archived from the original on 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-02-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Ryan, Kyle. "The best podcasts of 2010". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  6. ^ "Sports Guy Podcast Music « Ronald Jenkees". Ronaldjenkees.com. 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  7. ^ "About Me « Ronald Jenkees". Ronaldjenkees.com. 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  8. ^ http://c.espnradio.com/audio/319325/simmons_2010-05-20-114041.mp3[permanent dead link]