Podcast: Bill Simmons and Keith Olbermann.


An hour and twenty minute podcast, and time well spent.

On the political side, Olbermann’s comments about the American “tradition” of compromise are spot on. He also laments the Balkanization of sports — and the very fact that this term was used tells you much about why I’m an Olbermann fan.

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons welcomes Keith Olbermann to discuss “the never-ending state of stupidity” in politics, learning to compromise in America (19:30), the impact of social media on cable news (25:00), baseball’s future (32:30), Pedro’s peak All-Star Game performance (42:40), how to fix ‘SportsCenter’ (54:15), and modern sports news (1:00:00).