Part 1: Jaylen Brown’s Crucial Season, an OpenAI Rebellion, and KC’s WR Shortage With Kevin O’Connor, Derek Thompson, and Austin Gayle Image

Part 1: Jaylen Brown’s Crucial Season, an OpenAI Rebellion, and KC’s WR Shortage With Kevin O’Connor, Derek Thompson, and Austin Gayle

21 November 2023 - 2 hours 3 mins
Podcast Series The Bill Simmons Podcast

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O'Connor to discuss Jaylen Brown's changing role on the Boston Celtics (2:06), before talking with Derek Thompson about OpenAI's decision to fire CEO Sam Altman, the fallout, how rapidly AI is developing, predictions for the following weeks, as well as a check-in on Elon Musk during the troughs of his lawsuit with Media Matters, and more (32:44). Finally, Austin Gayle stops by for another segment of NFL Nerd Out, where they run through some surprising advanced statistics on C.J. Stroud, Zach Wilson, the Panthers offense, Chargers HC Brandon Staley, USC QB Caleb Williams, and more (1:27:55).

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