In a recent “B.S. Report” podcast, Bill Simmons and guest Chuck Klosterman started talking about their upcoming ESPN-backed website project, which led into a fascinating discussion of what writing and publications inspired them when they were younger, where they see writing going on the web, and more broadly, what motivates them as writers.

Check it out here. The exchange starts at around the 29:30 mark… The more general discussion of why they write starts at around the 35 minute mark. You don’t have to be into sports or pop culture to find their exchange interesting.