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Breaking Down 'Avengers: Endgame' | The Watch

57:15 | May 2nd

‘Avengers: Endgame' was pure entertainment (1:00). We break down the biggest flexes from the movie (6:51) where the franchise goes from here (13:18), what happened to our favorite characters (21:59), and who won the movie (40:42). Hosts: Chris Ry...Show More
Breaking Down ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E3 | The Watch

51:37 | Apr 29th

The Battle of Winterfell finally happened (1:01). We talk about the visual effects of the battle (7:29), who lived and who died (21:54), and the difficulties of trying to wrap up a major and beloved franchise (30:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy G...Show More
Why 1999 Was One of the Best Years for Movies, Plus a Conversation With Roxanne Benjamin | The Watch

1:00:57 | Apr 26th

Author Brian Raftery joins the show to talk about his new book, ‘Best. Movie. Year. Ever’ (2:59), and how 1999 became a seminal year for movies (24:31). Plus a conversation with Roxanne Benjamin, the creator of ‘Body at Brighton Rock,’ about making u...Show More
Breaking Down ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E2 | The Watch

53:47 | Apr 22nd

Chris and Andy break down the second episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (1:00). They make predictions for who is most likely to die (17:36) and talk about the theme of "afterwards" throughout the episode (32:17). ...Show More
Disney+ Jockeys for First Place in the Streaming Wars | The Watch

44:30 | Apr 19th

This week Disney announced all of the movies and TV shows that will be available on Disney+ (1:06); the streaming service is creating a relationship with subscribers before even launching (8:25). Plus: ‘Game of Thrones’ (20:52), ‘Bless This Mess’ (27...Show More
‘Game of Thrones’ Goes Back to the Basics (for Better or for Worse), Plus ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ | The Watch

56:45 | Apr 15th

We recap the first episode of Season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones,' breaking down what we liked and didn’t like from the season premiere (02:01). Then we look ahead to ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ (39:10).
On the Brink of the Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’ | The Watch

40:16 | Apr 12th

Ahead of the season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ on Sunday, we recap our favorite moments from Season 7 (1:24) and talk about the Night King as a villain for Season 8 (24:17). Also, our thoughts on ‘Killing Eve’ (16:45), ‘Fosse/Verdon’ (18:28), and ...Show More
The Return of ‘Killing Eve’ and an Interview With the Minds Behind 'Fosse/Verdon' | The Watch

58:49 | Apr 9th

‘Killing Eve’ is back and has become one of AMC’s premier shows (0:00); what does this mean for the series going forward (0:33)? ‘Fosse/Verdon’ feels full of creative energy (15:49). We talk with the minds behind the show about bringing Bob Fosse and...Show More
How ‘Joker’ Might Fit Into Superhero Movie Canon and a Conversation With Fiona Shaw | The Watch

51:11 | Apr 5th

Several trailers were shown at CinemaCon this week, giving us a peek at what the movie industry will look like in the months to come (1:53). The trailer for ‘Joker’ dropped this week and it looks like a superhero movie pivoting towards prestige (10:2...Show More
Writers Guild Negotiations, Plus: ‘Veep’ and ‘Barry’ | The Watch

53:13 | Apr 1st

An explainer on what the negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents (3:35) could mean for the industry (13:48). Plus, the new Jenny Lewis album is everything we could want from her (17:41), and ‘Veep’ and ‘...Show More
A Movie and Television Grab Bag | The Watch

55:39 | Mar 28th

The 1999 movie ‘The Blair Witch Project’ had the original viral marketing campaign (2:20). A crash course for the reality TV show ‘Vanderpump Rules’ (19:23). Plus: ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘Jane the Virgin,’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’ (38:1...Show More
Apple Officially Wades Into the Streaming Wars, Plus: ‘Us’ and ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ | The Watch

53:56 | Mar 26th

At the Apple event this Monday, the company paraded out all of the original content that will be available through their streaming service (2:09). They’re about to go up against not only streaming services, but cable companies as well (11:12). Plus, ...Show More
Trailer Talk, Plus: Nick Antosca, the Showrunner of ‘The Act’ | The Watch

42:56 | Mar 22nd

The trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 dropped this week and it’s rich with '80s references (3:20). The trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ dropped this week as well (10:40). Then, Nick Antosca joins the sho...Show More
Apple’s Upcoming Entry Into the Streaming Wars and Reviewing ‘Captain Marvel’ | The Watch

52:43 | Mar 18th

On March 25, Apple will host a group of movie and TV producers and actors at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, to unveil plans for its upcoming streaming service (10:20). Plus, ‘Captain Marvel’ missed the mark in many ways—what doe...Show More
The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer and a ‘Triple Frontier’ Magnum Opus | The Watch

46:52 | Mar 15th

The latest ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer is here and comes with a full serving of late-career Jeremy Renner’s hair (1:45). Then Andy shares his qualms with Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ (0:00) and Jason Concepcion joins to sing its praises as the type of...Show More
On the Ground at South by Southwest, Plus: 'Olympic Dreams' | The Watch

41:42 | Mar 12th

'Game of Thrones' was one of the main topics of conversation at South by Southwest last weekend (4:32). The Russo brothers are adapting the book 'Cherry' into a movie. The book is about a veteran who falls into opioid addiction and starts robbing ban...Show More
Was TV Ever Truly Monoculture and More Questions from the Mailbag | The Watch

50:45 | Mar 8th

We break open the mailbag to answer questions about the new ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer (4:16), the year in television so far (16:00), and how big of a competitor Disney+ will be (28:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
A Big-Picture Look at HBO, Plus ‘Crashing’ and ‘Pen15’ | The Watch

46:22 | Mar 4th

What does the future of HBO look like after the merger between AT&T and Time Warner (6:47)? Plus a midseason review of ‘Crashing’ (35:40) and the teen television renaissance that continues with ‘Pen15’ (42:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwal...Show More
An Oscars and 'True Detective' Season 3 Wrap-up | The Watch (Ep. 332)

43:15 | Feb 26th

The Oscars were surprisingly smooth and democratic (2:53), but that doesn’t signal any lasting cultural changes (17:49). The finale of 'True Detective' Season 3 was nothing groundbreaking (25:37), but it we do want a fourth season of the anthology se...Show More
Our 2019 Anticipation Index and Why Amazon Is Keeping ‘Lord of the Rings’ Under Lock and Key | The Watch (Ep. 331)

48:12 | Feb 22nd

We break down the TV shows and movies we’re most excited for in 2019, including ‘Triple Frontier’ (6:11), 'Twilight Zone' (10:18), and ‘City on a Hill’ (23:40). Plus, why is Amazon keeping the writers' room for ‘Lord of the Rings’ under such strict l...Show More
The End of Marvel on Netflix, Plus the Penultimate Episode of ‘True Detective’ | The Watch (Ep. 330)

55:14 | Feb 18th

‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’ are leaving Netflix (4:21), completing the Marvel purge as Disney gets ready to launch its own streaming service (16:54). Plus, the penultimate episode of ‘True Detective’ leaves us satisfied with where Season 3 has...Show More
An Assortment of TV News, Plus an Interview With Actor Jamie Bell | The Watch (Ep. 329)

57:18 | Feb 15th

The ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off movie about Jesse Pinkman will be coming to Netflix (5:27). The trailer for the second season of ‘Killing Eve’ dropped this week (15:30). The guys finish up 'Russian Doll' (18:16), and Jamie Bell joins the show to talk abo...Show More
Build Your Own Night of Television, Plus an Interview With ‘Russian Doll’ Director Leslye Headland | The Watch (Ep. 328)

1:02:10 | Feb 12th

We build our ideal night of network television from a landscape of streaming comedies and network dramas (2:50). The director of ‘Russian Doll,’ Leslye Headland, joins the show to talk about her personal inspirations for the show (39:50) and creating...Show More
The Calm Before the Streaming-Wars Storm, Plus ‘High Flying Bird’ | The Watch (Ep. 327)

49:19 | Feb 8th

FX CEO John Landgraf gave his semi-annual state of television address this week (2:19) and took digs at Netflix while doing so (13:24). Steven Soderbergh’s new movie, ‘High Flying Bird,’ is his most emotionally present work to date (33:21). Hosts...Show More
The Avengers Are in 'The Leftovers,' Plus Netflix's 'Russian Doll' | The Watch (Ep. 326)

45:37 | Feb 4th

The Super Bowl was a snooze, but at least we got to see Steve Carell shilling Pepsi (5:30) and an Avengers trailer (14:42). Netflix’s new comedy ‘Russian Doll’ is the perfect show for the streaming service (27:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Gree...Show More
Who Will Be the Next Batman? Plus, the Movie ‘Dune’ | The Watch (Ep. 325)

37:29 | Feb 1st

The newest ‘Batman’ movie will come out in 2021 (2:40). Ben Affleck is reportedly not involved in the project, so who will take his place? (7:47). Plus, a midseason review of ‘True Detective’ (22:46) and excitement over the movie ‘Dune’ (32:38). ...Show More
Andy’s Big News, Plus an Interview With the Creator of ‘Black Earth Rising’ | The Watch (Ep. 324)

52:37 | Jan 25th

Andy tells us what it's like to have his show ‘Briarpatch’ picked up by USA Network (0:39). Plus: an interview with Hugo Blick, the creator of the Netflix show ‘Black Earth Rising,’ which is about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide (32:22). Host:...Show More
The State of Comedy on Television, Plus a ‘True Detective’ Recap | The Watch (Ep. 323)

58:24 | Jan 22nd

With the third episode of ‘True Detective’ there seems to be some pull between the writers and the director (6:30). The popular legal drama ‘Perry Mason’ will return as an HBO series (26:50). Showtime’s ‘Black Monday’ is playing at a higher frequency...Show More
Breaking Down the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Teaser, Plus: Steven Soderbergh's Culture Consumption | The Watch Ep. (322)

41:16 | Jan 18th

What this week's teaser trailer for 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' means for the franchise (4:01). News broke this week that Jason Reitman will direct and co-write a ‘Ghostbusters’ movie—his father directed the original in 1984 (8:24). Plus: A trailer f...Show More
Cautiously Optimistic About ‘True Detective,’ Plus: ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ Sparks a Trend | The Watch (Ep. 321)

41:34 | Jan 16th

Discussing ‘The Passage,' which feels like a cable or streaming show trying to fit into a network mold (2:18), casual optimism about the third season of ‘True Detective’ (14:23), and what else you should look out for on television in the coming month...Show More
Previewing 'True Detective' Season 3 | The Watch (Ep. 320)

32:41 | Jan 11th

The first two episodes of 'True Detective' Season 3 premiere this Sunday (1:11) and they are more reminiscent of Season 1 than Season 2 (8:56). Also, we talk about what made the show so popular when it first premiered (17:21). Host: Chris Ryan Gues...Show More
What the 2019 Golden Globes Were Lacking | The Watch (Ep. 319)

46:50 | Jan 8th

The 2019 Golden Globes gave us a sneak peak of an upcoming slate of HBO shows (5:48), a lackluster hosting job by Sandra Oh and Andy Sandberg (22:04), and awards for ‘Green Book’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' (34:57). Plus: Quick reviews of ‘Vice’ and ‘If ...Show More
Netflix Flexes Its Muscles With ‘Bandersnatch’ | The Watch (Ep. 318)

48:41 | Jan 4th

The new ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Bandersnatch’ shows us the potential of choose-your-own-adventure TV (10:40), but it’s also really just peak ‘Black Mirror’ (22:17). ‘The Good Place’ continues to show that it won’t be hemmed in by network television (...Show More
The 2018 Year in Review Mailbag | The Watch (Ep. 317)

55:01 | Dec 27th, 2018

Chris and Andy break open the mailbag to answer some listener questions about the year in pop culture, including what will take the place of ‘Game of Thrones’ after the final season (15:01), shows likely to hit a sophomore slump in 2019 (24:14), and ...Show More
2018’s Great Wall of Culture | The Watch (Ep. 316)

46:28 | Dec 20th, 2018

Chris and Andy add six people to their Great Wall of Culture whose performances and contributions they feel defined 2018. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
The Beauty of ‘Roma’ and What We’re Catching Up on Over the Holidays | The Watch (Ep. 315)

53:46 | Dec 18th, 2018

Alfonso Cuarón's ‘Roma’ premiered on Netflix last week, and the debate over whether you can properly enjoy it outside of the theater continues (10:02), but either way the movie is a cinematic delight (22:21). Chris and Andy decide what television the...Show More
The Best Television Shows of 2018 With Sam Esmail | The Watch (Ep. 314)

1:19:41 | Dec 13th, 2018

‘Homecoming’ and ‘Mr. Robot’ creator Sam Esmail joins to give his picks for the best television shows of the year (9:03), talk about what he was looking for in TV this year (45:49), and his favorite performances of 2018 (72:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan an...Show More
Jason Mantzoukas Looks Back on This Year in Television and Film | The Watch (Ep. 313)

1:01:13 | Dec 11th, 2018

Jason Mantzoukas joins to talk about the trailer for the ‘Triple Frontier’ movie (10:14), the new ‘Avengers’ trailer (17:57), ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 2 (34:31), and ‘Bodyguard’ (43:14). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jason M...Show More
Golden Globe Television Nominations and 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 312)

49:08 | Dec 7th, 2018

A short teaser for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ doesn’t reveal too much (3:15). The trailer for the new ‘Captain Marvel’ movie starring Brie Larson was released this week (11:07). Television nominations for the Golden Globes are all over the...Show More
'The Mandalorian' News, Plus the Ups and Downs of TV Auteurism | The Watch (Ep. 311)

51:46 | Dec 3rd, 2018

News about forthcoming Star Wars live-action series ‘The Mandalorian’ has leaked, and it doesn’t bode well for the show (1:42). Netflix is cancelling the Marvel television series ‘Daredevil’ after its third season, and Disney launching its own stream...Show More
‘Widows’ Is a Different Type of Heist Movie and the 1975 Is a Different Type of Rock Band | The Watch (Ep. 310)

48:24 | Nov 30th, 2018

The 1975’s new album, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,’ is 2018’s version of a rock album (2:11). With ‘Widows,’ Steve McQueen created a unique kind of heist movie (27:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read Lindsay Zoladz on the ...Show More
‘Little Drummer Girl’ Creates a World You Want to Dive Into | The Watch (Ep. 309)

47:40 | Nov 27th, 2018

AMC created a three-night event by airing all six episodes of ‘Little Drummer Girl’ over the course of three nights, but was it worth it (1:16)? Plus a review of the first three episodes (19:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Read Chris Ryan...Show More
Ben Stiller on Creating ‘Escape at Dannemora’ | The Watch (Ep. 308)

1:00:48 | Nov 20th, 2018

The adaptation of John le Carré’s ‘Little Drummer Girl’ premieres this week on AMC (1:18). ‘Escape at Dannemora’ executive producer Ben Stiller talks about how he got involved with the project (25:32); working with Patricia Arquette, Benicio Del Toro...Show More
Previewing ‘Narcos: Mexico’ With Executive Producer Eric Newman | The Watch (Ep. 307)

55:15 | Nov 16th, 2018

A24 is partnering with Apple to produce a slate of movies for the tech giant (1:07). ‘Narcos’ executive producer Eric Newman previews ‘Narcos: Mexico’ (22:34) and talks about portraying the drug war on screen (45:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy G...Show More
Remembering Stan Lee, Plus Homecoming's Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz | The Watch (Ep. 306)

51:40 | Nov 13th, 2018

Marvel creator Stan Lee died this week at the age of 95 (2:26), and his legacy will live on through the universe he created (11:16). Plus: 'Homecoming' creators Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz talk about turning their podcast into prestige televisio...Show More
‘Star Wars' Prequels and ‘Breaking Bad’ Sequels | The Watch (Ep. 305)

58:15 | Nov 9th, 2018

Diego Luna will return as Cassian Andor in a live-action ‘Star Wars’ series on Disney+ (3:34), AMC is developing a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie about Jesse Pinkman’s life (15:08), and a review of the second half of ‘Homecoming’ Season 1 (35:34). Hosts: C...Show More
The Brilliance of ‘Homecoming’ | The Watch (Ep. 304)

47:55 | Nov 6th, 2018

Andrew Lincoln will return as Rick Grimes for a series of ‘The Walking Dead’ movies for AMC (4:58), further breaking down the boundaries between television and film (11:54). Plus: a review of the first five episodes of ‘Homecoming’ with Julia Roberts...Show More
‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel News, Plus Previewing ‘Homecoming’ | The Watch (Ep. 303)

41:33 | Nov 2nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald break down this week’s news about the forthcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel (2:01) before reviewing ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ (10:38) and ‘Homecoming’ (17:09). Then Chris is joined by Juliet Litman to...Show More
‘Bodyguard,’ Plus Classic Albums As the New Comic Books | The Watch (Ep. 302)

46:03 | Oct 29th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the news that Disney shut down production on the stand-alone ‘Boba Fett’ Star Wars movie (3:32) and the idea of basing movies or TV shows on albums (18:37). Then they recap the first episode of the B...Show More
Do Streaming Services Care About Film History? Plus a Conversation With Matthew Macfadyen of ‘Succession’ | The Watch (Ep. 301)

39:13 | Oct 27th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to talk about the shuttering of the film streaming service Filmstruck (1:57) and the new movie ‘Wildlife’ (13:54). Then Chris is joined by ‘Succession’ actor Matthew Macfadyen...Show More
What's Changed Since Starting the Show, Favorite Movie Moments of the Year, and Other Mailbag Questions | The Watch (Ep. 300)

50:16 | Oct 23rd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate their 300th episode by opening up the mailbag and answering listener questions, including what has changed since they started their show (5:42), what the future of Netflix looks like (15:39), and w...Show More
Lukewarm on ‘Camping’ and Hot on ‘Haunting of Hill House,’ Plus a Conversation With ‘Apostle’ Director Gareth Evans | The Watch (Ep. 299)

42:12 | Oct 19th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Alison Herman to talk about Lena Dunham’s new show ‘Camping’ (1:44) and Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Hill House’ (12:45). Then Chris is joined by Gareth Evans to talk about his new horror film ‘Apostle’ and what it was ...Show More
Big-Ticket TV Overload and Talking With Carla Gugino of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ | The Watch (Ep. 298)

38:03 | Oct 16th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give a quick review of ‘First Man’ (4:53) before talking about their lack of excitement for ‘The Romanoffs’ (11:17). Then Chris is joined by Carla Gugino from ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ to talk about the c...Show More
‘Better Call Saul’ Season Finale and Talking With ‘Maniac’ Creator Patrick Somerville | The Watch (Ep. 297)

1:08:45 | Oct 12th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get together to talk about the finale of Season 4 of ‘Better Call Saul’ (5:43) and what’s next for the series (12:35). Then they are joined by the creator of Netflix’s ‘Maniac,’ Patrick Somerville, to talk a...Show More
Yeah, We Loved 'A Star Is Born,' Too | The Watch (Ep. 296)

48:11 | Oct 9th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get together to talk about their reactions to ‘A Star is Born,’ including Bradley Cooper’s skill as a director (3:36), how the movie portrayed the music industry (13:25), and how the movie treats addiction (...Show More
Get Ready for the Fantasy TV Bubble | The Watch (Ep. 295)

57:29 | Oct 4th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about the news that Chris Evans may be out as Captain America (3:47) and the recent influx of fantasy television (9:17). Then they recap the latest episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ (38:42), and Chris helps...Show More
Catching Up on ‘Maniac,’ ‘Forever,’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ With Andy Greenwald | The Watch (Ep. 294)

49:21 | Oct 1st, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about Andy’s experience filming the pilot for ‘Briarpatch’ (1:44). Then they catch up on all the film and television news Andy missed out on, including ‘Maniac’ (11:48), the Emmys (16:01), and ‘Better C...Show More
Fall Movie Preview and Love for ‘Better Call Saul’ | The Watch (Ep. 293)

39:53 | Sep 28th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about movies to pay attention to as awards season begins, including ‘A Star Is Born’ (1:13) and ‘Green Book’ (16:14). Then Chris speaks with Miles Surrey about everything that has happened s...Show More
Reviewing ‘Maniac’ and ‘Forever,’ Plus Is the DC Extended Universe Cool Again? | The Watch (Ep. 292)

1:05:43 | Sep 25th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan talks with Alison Herman about Netflix’s ‘Maniac’ (5:09) and Amazon’s ‘Forever’ (23:20). Then he is joined by Jason Concepcion to talk about the expanding DC cinematic universe, including ‘Joker’ (33:58) and the new Harley Qui...Show More
Cary Fukunaga Takes Over the Bond Franchise, Plus a Live Performance From the Altons | The Watch (Ep. 291)

44:25 | Sep 20th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with GQ staff writer Zach Baron to talk about the news that Cary Fukunaga will direct ‘Bond 25’ (1:45) and Fukunaga’s new Netflix show ‘Maniac’ (13:06). Then Los Angeles–based band the Altons perform live in The Ring...Show More
The Emmys Earn a Collective Shrug, and ‘The Predator’ Is a Glorious Disaster | The Watch (Ep. 290)

48:41 | Sep 18th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Amanda Dobbins and Alison Herman to recap the 2018 Emmys, including the lackluster hosting (1:47) and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ dominating the awards (9:02). Then Chris is joined by Andrew Gruttadaro to talk abo...Show More
Behind the Scenes of ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ and ‘American Vandal’ | The Watch (Ep. 289)

52:03 | Sep 14th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ showrunner Graham Rolland to talk about having a moralistic action hero (7:53) and how his military background influenced the show (15:05). Later Chris sits down with the creators of ‘Amer...Show More
A Check-In With Andy, the Premiere of ‘The Deuce’ Season 2, and a Mid-Season Review of ‘Ozark’ Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 288)

36:28 | Sep 10th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is briefly joined by Andy Greenwald to give an update on the production of Andy's show 'Briarpatch' (1:00). Then Alison Herman joins to talk about the second season premiere of HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ (7:21) and David Shoemaker give...Show More
The Summer TV Awards | The Watch (Ep. 287)

1:01:24 | Sep 6th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Alison Herman highlight and award the best TV shows, scenes, episodes, and performances of the summer and more.
A New Format for Superhero Movies, Previewing a Potentially Political Awards Season, and ‘Ozark’ Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 286)

44:48 | Aug 30th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about a new format for superhero movies given recent news about Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ movie (4:28) and a slate of new political movies coming out ahead of awards season (16:12). Then Chr...Show More
True Detective’ Is Coming Back and ‘Sharp Objects’ Wraps, Plus Catching Up on ‘Castle Rock’ and ‘Lodge 49’ | The Watch (Ep. 285)

41:42 | Aug 27th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the recent trailer and forthcoming season of 'True Detective' (4:00) and finale of 'Sharp Objects' (11:00). Later, they catch up on ‘Castle Rock’ and ‘Lodge 49’ (24:00).
The Summer Movie Awards | The Watch

56:12 | Aug 25th, 2018

In a 'Big Picture'–'Watch' crossover bonus episode, The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan highlight this summer’s movies by awarding the biggest surprises, best independent films, best scenes, best and worst movie of the summer, and much more.
The Trouble With 'Bond 25,' Getting Hyped for 'Top Gun 2,' Plus Mailbag | The Watch (Ep. 284)

46:08 | Aug 24th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the production woes of the latest James Bond and share their excitement about the upcoming sequel to ‘Top Gun’ (4:00). Later they open the mailbag and answer listener questions ranging from why talk ...Show More
'Better Call Saul' Is Back, Plus Reviewing Summer Movies | The Watch (Ep. 283)

52:01 | Aug 21st, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald return to Albuquerque to celebrate ‘Better Call Saul’ and Season 4's artistic achievement so far (6:00). Later they discuss and review some summer films, including ‘Black Klansman’, ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ and ...Show More
Remembering Aretha Franklin, Looking to the Good TV to Come, and Reviewing ‘Insecure’ and ‘Lodge 49’ | The Watch (Ep. 282)

45:23 | Aug 16th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on Andy’s experience in New Mexico so far, discuss Aretha Franklin's legacy (3:00) and look ahead to the TV shows they’re looking forward to in the coming months (9:00). Later they discuss and revie...Show More
The Content Wars of TV’s Gilded Age | The Watch (Ep.281)

56:36 | Aug 13th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give an update on the current state of television’s content wars, including the upcoming slate of shows to get excited for (15:40), how networks are responding to Netflix’s domination, and which networks wil...Show More
Sending Off ‘Succession’ With Showrunner Jesse Armstrong | The Watch (Ep. 280)

55:08 | Aug 6th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the season finale of ‘Succession’ (2:00) before welcoming on its showrunner, Jesse Armstrong, to discuss the joys of creating an entertaining season of television with rich characters (31:00).
The 100 Best TV Episodes of The Century and Mailbag Questions | The Watch (Ep. 279)

59:09 | Aug 3rd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and answer listener questions on everything from how ‘Game of Thrones’ will be remembered to their favorite TV shows of 2018 so far and much more (1:00). Later, The Ringer’s Sean Fennesse...Show More
Loving ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ and Awarding ‘Succession’ the TV Championship Belt | The Watch (Ep. 278)

34:20 | Jul 30th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to and review ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ and how Tom Cruise’s role as Ethan Hunt has evolved (3:00). Later, they discuss the penultimate episode of ‘Succession’ and award it the Television Champio...Show More
Exploring 'Castle Rock' and a 'Mission: Impossible' Retrospective | The Watch (Ep. 277)

44:02 | Jul 27th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald take a look at the latest addition to the Stephen King universe, 'Castle Rock' (02:00). Then, to celebrate the upcoming release of 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout,' they look back at the franchise (23:00).
‘Succession’ Finds Its Stride and the Showrunners of ‘GLOW’ on Creating Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 276)

1:05:35 | Jul 23rd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about their love for the last three episodes of ‘Succession’ (1:31). Then Andy is joined by the showrunners of Netflix’s ‘GLOW,' Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, to talk about the development of the charac...Show More
Marvel’s Supporting Avengers, Plus the Creators of ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Stop By | The Watch (Ep. 275)

52:10 | Jul 19th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe by discussing ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and then unveil the supporting Avengers that they’d like to see in upcoming Marvel films (2:04). They also review Showtime’s ‘Pa...Show More
Lots of TV: Emmy Nominations, ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Succession,’ and More | The Watch (Ep. 275)

57:59 | Jul 16th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald check in on the Daddington Hive (2:00) before discussing the best movie trailers since 1990 (8:00) and the Emmy nominations (14:00). Later they discuss the first two episodes of ‘Sharp Objects’ (25:00), chec...Show More
‘Succession’ and Updates on ‘Y: The Last Man’ and ‘Briarpatch’ | The Watch (Ep. 274)

44:17 | Jul 12th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up and discuss a few exciting updates for Andy’s upcoming television pilot, ‘Briarpatch’ (3:30), before covering some casting news from FX’s ‘Y: The Last Man’ (11:00). Finally they revisit the show ‘Su...Show More
Mailbag on 2018’s Pop Culture Crown, Big Franchise IP and More | The Watch (Ep. 273)

48:27 | Jul 9th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and answer listener questions about everything from who owns 2018’s Pop Culture Crown to which major franchise they’d remake if they could and much more.
Fast and Furious and Young Pope Casting Update. Plus Glow Season 2 review Pt. 1 | The Watch (Ep. 272)

41:57 | Jul 6th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to some recent casting news involving Idris Elba for the new 'Hobbs and Shaw' 'Fast & Furious' spinoff and John Malkovich for ‘The Young Pope.' Later they discuss the first three episodes of 'GLOW' Sea...Show More
The Downside of Hype With Drake’s ‘Scorpion,’ Plus Reviewing ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ | The Watch (Ep. 271)

47:16 | Jul 2nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss how the hype surrounding Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ affected the way they first listened to the album (09:55) before offering their (spoiler-heavy) thoughts on ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ (20:55).
'Halo’ and Master Chief Are Coming to TV, and the ‘Sicario’ Cinematic Universe Is Here | The Watch (Ep. 270)

54:10 | Jun 28th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Showtime's announcement that it's making a new show based on the popular Xbox video game ‘Halo’ and why it’s an interesting play (6:00). Later, they prepare for Drake’s new album ‘Scorpion,’ (22:00) ...Show More
'Westworld' Season Finale, and the Search for the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ | The Watch (Ep.269)

57:26 | Jun 25th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the 'Westworld’ Season 2 finale and what is and is not working in that show (9:00). Later they discuss television's ongoing search for the next ‘Game of Thrones’ and the various approaches the differ...Show More
'Star Wars' Presses Pause, Plus Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger’ Showrunner, Joe Pokaski, Stops By | The Watch (Ep. 268)

33:28 | Jun 21st, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to the news that Lucasfilm is suspending operations on its 'Star Wars' spinoff movies (5:30) and then welcome Joe Pokaski, showrunner of Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger,’ to discuss the process of making hi...Show More
Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Kanye’s Attempts at Culture As Events | The Watch (Ep. 267)

42:14 | Jun 18th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the cultural significance of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s surprise album drop, as well as the continuous run of Kanye-related projects each week (9:00). Later, they discuss HBO’s 'Succession' (27:30).
Fox, Disney, Comcast, and the Content Wars of Tomorrow. Plus: Book Club Featuring ‘Every Man a Menace,’ With Patrick Hoffman | The Watch (Ep. 266)

47:13 | Jun 14th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the possibility of Fox being purchased by Disney or Comcast and the ramifications that may hold for the entertainment industry’s future (1:30). Later they chat with Patrick Hoffman, author of ‘Every ...Show More
Remembering Anthony Bourdain | The Watch (Ep. 265)

51:00 | Jun 11th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reflect on the life and impact of the late Anthony Bourdain (1:30). Later they talk about meeting Donald Glover and the rest of the 'Atlanta' cast at a panel they moderated for FYC (33:00) and discuss 'A Sta...Show More
'Black Mirror' Showrunners on Their Favorite Episodes, Plus a Rolling Blackouts C.F. Live Performance | The Watch (Ep. 264)

45:58 | Jun 7th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with ‘Black Mirror’ showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones to talk about tricky nature of making an anthology series (02:00) and their favorite episodes of the show so far (15:31). Later, the Australian band R...Show More
The Thing About ‘Westworld,’ Plus 'Succession' and ‘The Break With Michelle Wolf' | The Watch (Ep. 263)

37:43 | Jun 4th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Alison Herman share their gripes about this season on 'Westworld' (2:00) and discuss HBO’s new Sunday night drama, 'Succession' (17:00). Later they review Michelle Wolf’s new Netflix show, ‘The Break,’ and examine the posi...Show More
Kanye West’s New Album and Pusha-T’s 'Daytona' and Drake Diss. Plus, 'The Americans Finale | The Watch (Ep. 262)

43:29 | Jun 1st, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Pusha-T’s new album, 'Daytona'; his beef with Drake; and the anticipation of Kanye’s new album (2:00). Later, they discuss the series finale of ‘The Americans’ and what shows about bad people doing b...Show More
Did ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Work? Plus the ‘Killing Eve’ Finale | The Watch (Ep. 261)

57:04 | May 29th, 2018

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review 'Solo,' the latest installment in the 'Star Wars' universe, and question whether it worked (3:00). Later, they discuss the eighth and final episode of 'Killing Eve' Season 1 and what the future holds ...Show More
Celebrating Philip Roth, Plus Answering Your Mailbag Questions About ‘Watchmen’ and More | The Watch (Ep. 260)

53:06 | May 24th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate the life and impact of the late author Philip Roth (2:00) and discuss Andy’s experience at a Paul Simon concert (9:3 0). They also discuss the New York Times interview with the cast of 'Arrested De...Show More
The Problem With Broadcast Television, Plus 'Killing Eve' | The Watch (Ep. 259)

51:47 | May 21st, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the current state of broadcast television and unpack its many hurdles, destabilizing factors, and tendencies to hit familiar beats (2:00). Later they discuss the latest episode of ‘Killing Eve’ (36:3...Show More
What to Expect From 'Deadpool 2'? Plus: 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Westworld' | The Watch (Ep. 258)

40:35 | May 17th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and David Shoemaker catch up on breaking ‘Lord of the Rings’ news (4:00) before discussing what ‘Deadpool 2’ has in store for its audience (17:00) and this season of 'Westworld' so far (25:00).
Paul Scheer on Adapting ‘Galaxy Quest’ and Watching Classic Movies. Plus, Unpacking the ‘Barry’ Finale | The Watch (Ep. 257)

1:06:08 | May 14th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Sunday night’s finale of ‘Barry’ (2:00) as well as the latest episodes of ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Westworld’ (8:30). Later, they chat with comedic actor and filmmaker Paul Scheer about his recent undertak...Show More
‘The Predator’ and ‘Friday Night Lights’ Are Coming Back! Plus, Stephen Malkmus Stops By | The Watch (Ep. 256)

1:19:01 | May 11th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald express their excitement over the new trailer for the upcoming* reboot of the classic sci-fi action thriller ‘The Predator’ (3:11) as well as the return of ‘Friday Night Lights’ (25:00). They also discuss th...Show More
This Is Donald Glover’s Moment | The Watch (Ep. 255)

52:28 | May 7th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Donald Glover’s relevance and unique stardom as well as his new music as Childish Gambino, his 'SNL' appearance, and *this standout season* of 'Atlanta' (3:00). They also discuss the latest episode o...Show More
Recommending ‘Howards End’ and John Mulaney’s New Stand-up Special, Plus Deon Taylor, Director of ‘Traffik’ | The Watch (Ep. 254)

46:36 | May 4th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by fellow Ringer staffers Alison Herman and Amanda Dobbins to discuss their favorite things on TV, including John Mulaney's stand-up special (3:55) and ‘Howards End’ (22:49). Later, filmmaker Deon Taylor joins Chris ...Show More
'Avengers: Infinity War’ Mega-pod and Why You Should Watch ‘Killing Eve’ (Ep. 253)

58:45 | Apr 30th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review this weekend’s massive blockbuster, ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and discuss its plot, emotional stakes, and impressive accomplishment (2:00). Later, they discuss one of their favorite shows on televisio...Show More
'The Handmaid's Tale' Returns, Plus Chvrches | The Watch (Ep. 252)

59:46 | Apr 26th, 2018

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the new trailer for 'Venom,' the movie starring the notorious Spider-Man villain, and and Tom Hardy's accent choice (3:00) before reviewing the first episode of Season 2 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' (8:3...Show More
'Westworld' Returns and Bill Hader and Henry Winkler Talk ‘Barry’ | The Watch (Ep. 251)

1:07:44 | Apr 23rd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give their initial reactions to the first episode of ‘Westworld’ Season 2 (5:30). Then, Bill Hader and Henry Winkler join in to discuss their acclaimed show, ‘Barry’ (28:00).
Kanye’s Dropping Two Albums in June, ‘Atlanta’ Is the Best Show on TV, and Elwood Reid Discusses ‘The Last Good Kiss’ | The Watch (Ep. 250)

47:26 | Apr 19th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the news that multiple Kanye West albums are coming out in June and what they’re expecting from them (02:30) before jumping into what makes ‘Atlanta’ so special (13:20). Then they are joined by Elwoo...Show More
In or Out on ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Ocean’s 8’, Plus Andy Discusses His New Pilot, ‘Briarpatch’ | The Watch (Ep. 244)

41:15 | Apr 16th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Andy’s upcoming pilot for USA, ‘Briarpatch,’ and how that project came to be (2:00). Then they catch up on ‘Better Call Saul’ (13:00). Later, Chris and Andy discuss whether they are in or out on Phoe...Show More
What Would It Take to Love 'Westworld' and Other Mailbag Questions, Plus News From Andy | The Watch (Ep. 243)

40:41 | Apr 12th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald share some exciting news before opening up the mailbag to answer your questions, on topics ranging from 'Westworld' to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the TV Championship Belt.
Jake Johnson on the Final Season of 'New Girl.' Plus, the Dark Side of Amateur Sports With Director Ryan Koo (Ep. 242)

1:22:31 | Apr 9th, 2018

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald sits down with comedic actor Jake Johnson to discuss the final season of 'New Girl' and the rest of his career (1:00). Later, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan chats with director Ryan Koo about his recent Netflix film ‘Amateur,’ wh...Show More
How to Cast for ‘The Wire,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘True Detective’ With Alexa Fogel | The Watch (Ep. 241)

50:30 | Apr 6th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the premiere of the upcoming shows ‘Killing Eve’ (3:00) and ’Legion” (8:30) before sitting down with casting director Alexa Fogel, who’s had a hand in major television shows like ‘The Wire,’ ‘Atlanta...Show More
The Problem With ‘Ready Player One,' Plus ‘Trust’, ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘Terror’ | The Watch (Ep. 240)

50:16 | Apr 2nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review Steven Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’ and question its message and whether kids today care about its nostalgia. (4:00) Later, they discuss the standout second episode of ‘Trust’ (24:00), check in on ‘...Show More
‘Roseanne’ and ‘The Americans’ Are Back, ‘Westworld’ Is Coming Soon | The Watch (Ep. 239)

48:23 | Mar 29th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the new trailer of the upcoming season of Westworld (1:00), and the return of the beloved 90’s sitcom Roseanne and its bold attempt at political discourse (7:00). Later, Ringer TV critic Alison Herman...Show More
David Costabile Talks 'Billions' and 'Breaking Bad.' Plus, Reviewing 'Barry' and 'Trust' | The Watch (Ep. 238)

52:38 | Mar 26th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the premieres of Bill Hader’s brainchild ‘Barry’ (4:00) and FX’s new series ‘Trust,’ about the Getty family (14:30). Later Chris sits down with actor David Costabile to talk about the fun of playing ...Show More
Anticipating ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the ‘Sicario’ sequel. Plus, Musician Lucy Dacus and Finishing 'Collateral' | The Watch (Ep. 237)

50:57 | Mar 22nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss their excitement for the upcoming Marvel blockbuster ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (4:00) and ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ (10:00) before finishing their series review of Netflix’s 'Collateral' (18:00). ...Show More
Would 'Black Panther' Work As TV? Plus Guilty Pleasures and New Music In the Mailbag | The Watch (Ep. 236 )

53:18 | Mar 19th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and answer listener questions ranging from music recommendations to their favorite guilty-pleasure TV shows and more (6:30). Later, they discuss the third episode of Netflix’s 'Collateral...Show More
What’s the Future of James Bond? Plus, Celebrating Craig Mack and Bad Boy Records | The Watch (Ep. 235)

45:45 | Mar 16th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate the life of Craig Mack and the incredible run for Bad Boy Records in the '90s (2:30). Later, they discuss James Bond’s uncertain future (10:00) and what a 31-hour binge of every Marvel Cinematic Un...Show More
‘Atlanta’ and Julian Casablancas Share Hot Takes on the Music Biz, Plus ‘Collateral’ Episode 1 | The Watch (Ep. 234)

38:07 | Mar 13th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss their enjoyment of 'Atlanta' Season 2 (3:30) and Julian Casablancas’s interview in Vulture about politics and the music industry (11:30). Later, they announce their latest series deep dive on Netflix...Show More
'Star Wars' to TV and 'The Sopranos' to the Big Screen, Plus the Shib Sibs | The Watch (Ep. 233)

50:44 | Mar 8th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to the news that Jon Favreau will write and produce a new 'Star Wars' series for Disney’s streaming service (3:00) as well as David Chase’s plans to make a 'Sopranos' prequel for the big screen (9:30)....Show More
And the Oscar Went To … | The Watch (Ep. 232)

49:22 | Mar 5th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins break down the 90th Academy Awards including what stood out (2:30), who had the best night (24:00), and other Oscar superlatives (34:00). More Oscars coverage from The Ri...Show More
New TV Alert: 'Atlanta,' 'McMafia,' and 'Looming Tower' | The Watch (Ep. 231)

47:30 | Mar 2nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald preview the return of Donald Glover’s award-winning show ‘Atlanta’ as well as the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino persona (5:00) before reviewing 'McMafia' (16:00) and 'Looming Tower' (27:00). They also set u...Show More
Unpacking ‘Annihilation’ and the ’90s Nostalgia of Netflix’s ‘Everything Sucks!’ (Ep. 230)

44:57 | Feb 26th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review the sci-fi thriller ‘Annihilation,’ starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac, and discuss how it differs from the Jeff VanderMeer novel it’s adapted from (1:00). Later, they review Netflix’s new awkwa...Show More
Answering Your Mailbag Questions, Plus a Politically Charged Superchunk Interview | The Watch (Ep. 229)

56:53 | Feb 22nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and answer listener questions that range from considering 'Star Wars' as a TV series to Chris's and Andy’s processes for critiquing television (4:00). Later, Andy sits down with bandmates...Show More
Wakanda Forever! Black Panther’s Big Moment, Plus Jonathan Abrams revisits ‘The Wire’ | The Watch (Ep. 228)

58:19 | Feb 19th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate and discuss ‘Black Panther,’ including its cultural impact and the film itself (0:00). Later, Grantland alum Jonathan Abrams joins in to discuss the process of writing his his new best-selling book...Show More
Is Netflix Swallowing TV? Plus, ‘Altered Carbon’ and ‘Babylon Berlin’ Reviewed | The Watch (Ep. 227)

43:37 | Feb 16th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss TV producer Ryan Murphy’s huge new contract with Netflix and what it means for the industry as well as how Netflix is positioning its content and its place within television and streaming (03:15). La...Show More
Why Jimmy Fallon Is Losing the Late-Night War | The Watch (Ep. 226)

52:02 | Feb 12th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Alison Herman discuss Jimmy Fallon and his current place among late-night hosts (4:30). They also discuss HBO’s new show, ‘Here and Now’ (16:00). Later, Andy Greenwald sits down with Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy of Franz Fe...Show More
Is 'Star Wars' Saturation Possible? | The Watch (Ep. 225)

45:23 | Feb 8th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and David Shoemaker discuss the announcement that 'Game of Thrones' showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce an upcoming 'Star Wars' trilogy and question whether the multiple trilogies i...Show More
Super Bowl Celebrations, Han Solo Trailer Reaction, and the Surprise Cloverfield Movie (Ep. 224)

46:14 | Feb 5th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate their beloved Eagles’ win in the Super Bowl (0:54), dissect the movie trailers that debuted during the big game (17:00), and discuss the hits and misses behind the surprise release of ‘The Cloverfi...Show More
Why Isn’t Steven Soderbergh's ‘Mosaic’ A Bigger Deal? Plus ‘The End of The F** World’ | The Watch (Ep. 223)

37:41 | Feb 1st, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review HBO and Steven Soderbergh's six part murder mystery ‘Mosaic’ (3:00) and the experimentation happening in the television industry right now. Later, they finish their series review of Netflix’s ‘End of ...Show More
The Problem With the Grammys and Whether You Should Watch 'Waco' | The Watch (Ep. 222)

53:54 | Jan 29th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Sunday night’s Grammy Awards and what the long-running awards show is lacking (1:00). Later, they go “In or Out” on 'Waco' (18:00) and review the Oscar-nominated film ‘Phantom Thread’ (35:00).
‘The End of the F***ing World’ (and We Feel Fine) and the Oscar Noms (Ep. 221)

42:02 | Jan 26th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the recently announced Oscar nominations (1:00) and whether they are in or out on 'American Crime Story: Versace' (14:00). Later, they kick off a two-week run of discussing and reviewing the Netflix ...Show More
Streaming Wars: Hulu Brings Back ‘ER’ and Amazon Dumps Its Quirky Comedies | The Watch (Ep. 220)

52:45 | Jan 22nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Amazon’s recent decision to cancel a string of quirky comedies as a pivot to bigger budget tentpole content (03:12). Later they go ‘In or Out’ on new Starz show ‘Counterpart’ (19:55) before welcoming...Show More
Funny People Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome Talk Comedy and ‘Another Period.’ Plus, the End of ‘Dark’ (Ep. 219)

54:48 | Jan 19th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald welcome guests Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome to discuss the new season of their Comedy Central show, ‘Another Period’ (6:00). Later, Chris and Andy finish the Netflix series ‘Dark’ in their final install...Show More
'Breaking Bad’s' 10-Year Anniversary, Plus New Shows From David Letterman and 'American Crime Story' (Ep. 218)

46:19 | Jan 15th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review David Letterman’s new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ (3:00), and go "In or Out" on ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ (15:00). Later they celebrate the 10...Show More
The James Franco and the 'All the Money in the World' Controversies, Plus 'Dark' (Ep. 217)

41:12 | Jan 11th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald process some of the troubling Hollywood news from this week concerning allegations about James Franco (1:00) and the pay-scale disparity between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg on the ‘All the Money in t...Show More
Reliving the Golden Globes and Reviewing '9-1-1' (Ep. 216)

47:12 | Jan 8th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reflect on their favorite moments from the Golden Globes, including Seth Meyers's and Oprah’s performances (1:00). Later, Chris and Andy bring back “In or Out” for Fox’s new show, ‘9-1-1’ (31:00).
Previewing the Golden Globes, a ‘Game of Thrones’ Update, and Going Deep on Netflix’s ‘Dark’ (Ep. 215)

48:36 | Jan 5th, 2018

On their six-year anniversary of podcasting together, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss recent 'Game of Thrones' news, what they’re excited to watch in 2018, and the upcoming Golden Globes (1:00). Later they review 'Black Mirror' and...Show More
The 2017 Year in Music With Lindsay Zoladz, Plus the Mailbag (Ep. 214)

49:28 | Dec 28th, 2017

For the final show of 2017, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald chat with music critic Lindsay Zoladz about the year in music and their favorite songs, albums, artists, and playlists (1:00). Later, they open up the mailbag and answer some list...Show More
2017's Great Wall of Culture With Jason Mantzoukas (Ep. 213)

50:55 | Dec 21st, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by friend of the pod Jason Mantzoukas to celebrate their favorite people and projects in pop culture in 2017.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deep Dive (Ep. 212)

52:13 | Dec 18th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald go all in on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' reviewing their favorite moments, performances, fan theories, and much more. **The episode contains spoilers
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Preview, Plus the Double-Down Book Club With Megan Abbott (Ep. 211)

45:10 | Dec 14th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald prepare for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by discussing the franchise as a whole and what they are looking forward to from the most recent installment (2:00). Later they chat with writer Megan Abbott about her ...Show More
The Best TV of 2017 With Sam Esmail (Ep. 210)

1:16:07 | Dec 11th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined for their annual best TV of 2017 discussion with 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail. They cover what they are looking from their own television experience, this year in television (2:00), and their to...Show More
Fear TV: ‘Dark’ and ‘Channel Zero,’ Plus Laurie Metcalf on ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Roseanne’ (Ep 209)

43:27 | Dec 8th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Disney’s potential purchase of 21st Century Fox (1:50), Netflix’s ‘Dark’ (4:25), Syfy’s ‘Channel Zero: No-End House’ (9:55). Later they sit down with acclaimed actress Laurie Metcalf to discuss ‘Lady...Show More
U2’s ‘Songs of Experience’ and Best Songs of All Time, Plus an 'Ozark' and 'House of Cards' Update (Ep. 208)

52:25 | Dec 4th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on 'Ozark' and where it fits into this year in television (3:00). They also discuss recent ‘House of Cards’ news (20:00) and U2’s new album, ‘Songs of Experience’ (26:00).
All Marvel Everything: Talking ‘Runaways’ With Its Creator and Showrunners and an 'Infinity War' Trailer Reaction (Ep. 207)

44:49 | Nov 30th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to the new trailer for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (01:00) before discussing Hulu’s new Marvel series, ‘Runaways,’ with creator Brian K. Vaughan and showrunners Josh Schwartz and and Stephanie Savage (7:0...Show More
What You Should Be Watching Right Now (Ep. 206)

58:14 | Nov 27th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald delve into a number of new and returning shows on TV this season, including ‘Godless, 'Search Party,’ and ‘Runaways’ (2:00). Later Andy sits down with Rachel Brosnahan of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ (33:00).
Hollywood’s Troubled State (Ep. 205)

1:06:53 | Nov 20th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Jeffrey Tambor’s sudden departure from the cast of ‘Transparent’ and the current state of Hollywood amid the ongoing allegations of sexual harassment and assault (2:00). They also discuss ‘Justice Le...Show More
The Inside Story of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine With Writer Joe Hagan (Ep. 204)

55:59 | Nov 17th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by writer Joe Hagan to discuss his new book, ‘Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine.’
Disney’s New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy, Amazon’s Expensive ‘Lord of the Rings’ Play, and the Best Superhero Movies of All Time (Ep. 203)

1:06:55 | Nov 13th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the major announcements from Disney regarding a new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy and Amazon’s expensive purchase of the rights to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and why remaking major IP can be tricky (2:00). They a...Show More
Frankie Shaw of 'SMILF,' Plus Updates on ‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘All the Money in the World’ (Ep. 202)

1:01:38 | Nov 10th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the latest news of Kevin Spacey’s removal from the upcoming film ‘All the Money in the World’ (2:00) before catching up on 'Mr. Robot' and its ambitious latest episode (17:00). Later Andy sits down w...Show More
Reviewing ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and Finishing ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 (Ep. 201)

52:38 | Nov 6th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give their very different reviews of Marvel’s 'Thor: Ragnarok' (5:00) before discussing the final three episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 and how they felt about the series overall (26:00). Finally they...Show More
The Neptunes Are Back Because No One Ever Really Dies, Plus ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 (Ep. 200)

45:26 | Nov 2nd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald welcome the return of N.E.R.D by revisiting what makes the Neptunes and Pharrell persistently relevant (1:00). Later, they discuss episodes 4 through 6 of ‘Stranger Things' Season 2 (17:00) and then answer a...Show More
Reviewing the First Three Episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 and Wrapping Up ‘The Deuce’ With Megan Abbott (Ep. 199)

1:00:20 | Oct 30th, 2017

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan review the first three episodes of ‘Stranger Things' Season 2 and consider whether it is living up to the hype and how it holds up under the microscope (4:00). Later they discuss ‘The Deuce’ and its finale (...Show More
Hyped for 'Stranger Things 2' and Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread,’ Plus Reviews of ‘The Good Place’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ (Ep. 198)

53:53 | Oct 27th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are excited about Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film, ‘Phantom Thread’ (6:00), and the long-awaited second season of ‘Stranger Things’ (20:00). They also discuss and review ‘The Good Place’ and ‘The Walkin...Show More
Inside the Mind of 'Mindhunter' Star Jonathan Groff (Ep. 197)

45:51 | Oct 23rd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald chat with 'Mindhunter' star Jonathan Groff about his time on set with acclaimed director David Fincher; his character, Holden Ford; and the challenge of filming year-round.
Exploring ‘The Deuce’ and Double Down Book Club Selection ‘Sweet Forever’ With Joe House (Ep. 196)

58:58 | Oct 20th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the works of writer George Pelecanos, leading off with his acclaimed new HBO show, ‘The Deuce,’ (1:00) before transitioning to the latest Double Down Book Club selection, ‘Sweet Forever’ (20:00). Lat...Show More
Breaking Down ‘Mindhunter’ and the ‘Black Panther’ Trailer (Ep. 195)

41:36 | Oct 16th, 2017

After getting called out by director Sam Esmail, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald return to their television roots by discussing David Fincher’s new Netflix series, ‘Mindhunter’ (6:00). Later they discuss actual televisions, the new trailer...Show More
Talking 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Mr. Robot' With Sam Esmail (Ep. 194)

1:05:51 | Oct 12th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review and celebrate Denis Villeneuve's ambitious new film, 'Blade Runner 2049' (3:00). Later Sam Esmail calls in to further discuss 'Blade Runner 2049' and other works by director Denis Villeneuve (26:00) b...Show More
New Trailers for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, ‘Justice League,’ and Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Are Here (Ep. 193)

53:50 | Oct 10th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on life and recent news before discussing the rash of trailers that came out of New York Comic Con, including ‘Star Wars The Last Jedi’ (10:30), ‘Justice League’, and Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ (3...Show More
Rob Huebel Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried (Ep. 192)

59:27 | Oct 6th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with comedic actor Rob Huebel to discuss his career in comedy; his new show, ‘Do You Want to See a Dead Body?’; and his renown sketch troupe with Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer, ‘Human Giant’ (1:00). Later Chris chats w...Show More
Jeff Garlin Describes the Making of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (Ep. 191)

55:21 | Oct 2nd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on life and airplane movies they watched during their recent travels, including ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘The Big Sick’ (1:00). Then Andy sits down with Jeff Garlin to discuss the new season of ‘Curb ...Show More
Amy Landecker and the Critical Reception of 'Transparent' (Ep. 190)

44:43 | Sep 30th, 2017

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald sits down with actor Amy Landecker to discuss her pathway into comedic roles, awards season, and the critical reception she’s received for her work on ‘Transparent.’
Starring Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll (Ep. 189)

1:00:56 | Sep 28th, 2017

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald is joined by the very funny Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll to discuss their friendship (10:00), dealing with puberty, their new animated Netflix show ‘Big Mouth’ and the benefits of comedic collaboration (25:00).
Opening Up the Mailbag (Ep. 188)

45:04 | Sep 25th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and respond to listener questions that run the pop culture gamut, from the new 'Star Wars' and 'Blade Runner' films to the best TV restaurants to the state of streaming television and whi...Show More
Back on the Road With Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of the Killers (Ep. 187)

47:15 | Sep 21st, 2017

Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Killers bandmates Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr., who discuss getting the band back together for a new album, meeting your heroes, and the business of making music.
Emmy Winners (and Losers) With Mike Schur, Amanda Dobbins, and Alison Herman (Ep. 186)

1:18:49 | Sep 18th, 2017

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald, Amanda Dobbins, and Alison Herman rehash the highlights and star power of Sunday night's 69th annual Emmy Awards (1:00). They discuss the best moments and speeches and the big nights for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,' ‘Big Little...Show More
What Spotify’s Rap Caviar Says About the Music Industry; Spoon's Britt Daniel Returns to Form (Ep. 185)

1:00:03 | Sep 14th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald examine the current state of the music industry and the breakout success of Spotify’s Rap Caviar playlist (2:00). Then they are joined by Ringer staff writer Shea Serrano to discuss ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and wha...Show More
Processing a Monster Opening Weekend for 'It' and Amazon’s Recent Shift (Ep. 184)

44:22 | Sep 11th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the $80 million opening weekend for ‘It,’ while considering what makes a good horror film and which Stephen King IP projects are still primed for adaptation (0:30). Later, they discuss Amazon’s sudden...Show More
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Loses Its Director, ‘Narcos’ Returns, ‘Twin Peaks’ Ends, and Elisabeth Moss Talks ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Ep. 183)

1:15:05 | Sep 7th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss director Colin Trevorrow's sudden departure from 'Star Wars: Episode IX' (1:00) as well as the finale of ‘Twin Peaks’ (12:45) and the new season of 'Narcos' (28:30). Then Andy chats with Elisabeth Mo...Show More
'You’re the Worst' Star Aya Cash on Her Complicated Relationship With L.A. and Branching Out Within the Industry (Ep. 182)

55:34 | Sep 4th, 2017

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald sits down with 'You’re the Worst' (FXX) star Aya Cash to discuss her upcoming fourth season of the show (2:00), her back-and-forth feelings about Los Angeles, and her current plans as a working actress to branch out into o...Show More
George Pelecanos, Cocreator of 'The Deuce,' on Capturing the Grittiness of New York in the '70s (Ep. 181)

46:24 | Aug 31st, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by one of their favorite writers, George Pelecanos ('The Wire,' 'Treme'), to discuss his latest project, HBO’s 'The Deuce,’ which he cocreated with David Simon.
Dissecting the 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale With Binge Mode Cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 180)

55:38 | Aug 28th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald provide their instant takes on the finale and overall season of 'Game of Thrones' (0:30). Later 'Binge Mode' cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin join Chris to further dissect and examine what worked a...Show More
DC’s New Joker Origin Story, 'Logan Lucky,' and Showtime CEO David Nevins on 'Twin Peaks' (Ep. 179)

57:34 | Aug 24th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald announce the latest installment of the Double Down Book Club before discussing their feelings about the recent news of a Martin Scorsese–produced Joker origin movie as well as Chris’s feeling about 'Logan Lu...Show More
Critiquing 'Game of Thrones' and Previewing the Fall TV Season (Ep. 178)

51:40 | Aug 21st, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Game of Thrones' episode, "Beyond the Wall," and critique some of the show's mechanics (1:00). Then Chris and Andy discuss what they are looking for in the upcoming fall TV season (33:...Show More
David Wain on Making the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Franchise (Ep. 177)

43:18 | Aug 17th, 2017

Andy Greenwald sits down with ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ franchise director and cocreator David Wain to discuss creating and adapting his comedy film to a TV series for Netflix, what it’s like working with a multitude of famous people with busy schedu...Show More
Unpacking 'Game of Thrones' and Shonda Rhimes Leaves ABC for Netflix, With Guest Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs (Ep. 176)

59:37 | Aug 14th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Game of Thrones' episode, "Eastwatch," and what it means for the series as a whole (3:00). They also discuss Shonda Rhimes’s major move from network television to Netflix and what it m...Show More
The Future of Streaming Television and Celebrating ‘Ozark’ and ‘Insecure’ (Ep. 175)

41:34 | Aug 10th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the Television Critics Association and the future of TV streaming, highlighting some of the difficulties the entertainment industry is facing (0:30). Later, Andy sells Chris on Season 2 of HBO’s ‘Ins...Show More
'Game of Thrones,' and Mark Duplass on ‘Room 104’ and Collaboration (Ep. 174)

1:01:42 | Aug 7th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss last night’s epic 'Game of Thrones' episode, "The Spoils of War" (1:00), before sitting down with Mark Duplass of ‘Togetherness’ and ‘The One I Love’ to discuss his new HBO series 'Room 104,' his exp...Show More
‘Narcos’ Season 3 Preview, Plus ‘Glow’ Creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch on Writing for TV As Playwrights (Ep. 173)

57:50 | Aug 3rd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the impending return of 'Narcos' (2:00). Later, Andy Greenwald talks to ‘Glow’ creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch about writing for TV as playwrights (13:00), meeting young Lin-Manuel Miranda in N...Show More
‘Game of Thrones’ and Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee on Making Music and Living in Philly (Ep. 172)

1:01:48 | Jul 31st, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Ryan Adams's recently fired Twitter shots at the Strokes before analyzing last night’s 'Game of Thrones' episode, ‘The Queen’s Justice’ (5:00). Later they are joined by singer-songwriter Katie Crutch...Show More
'Atomic Blonde,' Kathryn Bigelow, 'Ozark,' 'True Detective' Season 3, and Netflix’s Unfair Advantage With Millennials (Ep. 171)

1:00:49 | Jul 27th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by K. Austin Collins to discuss Charlize Theron’s new action film 'Atomic Blonde' (3:00), the expanding world of IP, and the career arc of filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (17:00). Later, TV critic Alison Herman stops by to...Show More
'Game of Thrones,' Comic-Con Trailers, and 'Dunkirk,' Plus Matthew Lillard on 'Twin Peaks' and Working in Hollywood (Ep. 170)

1:19:46 | Jul 24th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss last night’s episode of Game of Thrones ‘Stormborn’ (3:00) and the big new trailers coming out of Comic Con like ‘Stranger Things 2’ and ‘Westworld’ (12:00) before reviewing Dunkirk (26:45). Later, M...Show More
Dunkirk,' Benioff and Weiss’s Next Project, and Revisiting 'Twin Peaks' and 'Glow' (Ep. 169)

51:42 | Jul 20th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the upcoming premiere of 'Dunkirk' (7:00) and the recent announcement of 'Game of Thrones' showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’s next project (12:00) before revisiting 'Twin Peaks' and 'Glow' (2...Show More
'Game of Thrones' Returns and Disney Unveils a New 'Star Wars' Resort (Ep. 168)

58:20 | Jul 17th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss and review the Season 7 premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ (5:00). Later, they discuss the unveiling of Disney’s new Star Wars–themed resort, Galaxy’s Edge and Marvel Avengers news (32:00), before circlin...Show More
Previewing the 'Thrones' Premiere (Ep. 167)

52:01 | Jul 13th, 2017

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the biggest snubs and indicators from the 2017 Emmy nominations. Then, Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion join (23:00) to give their final 'Game of Thrones' thoughts before the Season 7 premiere on S...Show More
'Spider-Man Homecoming,’ and Bill Simmons Chimes in on the Great ‘Baby Driver’ Debate and the Legacy of ‘The Sopranos’ (Ep. 166)

57:52 | Jul 10th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Bill Simmons to continue the great ‘Baby Driver’ debate and discuss how ‘The Sopranos’ has held up over time (1 :00). Then, Chris and Andy discuss Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ (36:00).
The Great ‘Baby Driver’ Debate With Jason Mantzoukas, Plus Andy Samberg (Ep. 165)

1:01:48 | Jul 7th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to discuss ‘Talk the Thrones’ and his new movie, ‘The House’ (1:00), before they hash out their hot takes on ‘Baby Driver’ (17:00). Later, Andy Samberg calls in to talk about h...Show More
BBQ Music and Don Winslow on 'The Force' (Ep. 164)

41:56 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate Independence Day by discussing summer music and their custom-curated BBQ playlist on Spotify (2:35). Then Chris sits down for a one-on-one conversation with Don Winslow about his new book, 'The For...Show More
Setting Expectations for Jay-Z’s '4:44,' ABC’s 'Inhumans,' and the Second Season of 'Preacher' (Ep. 163)

45:21 | Jun 29th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the silliness of ABC’s upcoming ‘Inhumans’ (1:00) and unpack their expectations for Jay-Z’s new album 4:44 (17:00) while also analyzing the second season of AMC’s 'Preacher' (27:00).
What's Next for the Han Solo Movie, T.J. Miller's Departure From 'Silicon Valley,' Plus 'Twin Peaks' and 'GLOW' (Ep. 162)

57:00 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss recent news stories about the shakeup in the Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ movie, T.J.’s Miller’s departure from ‘Silicon Valley,’ and the ‘Transformers’ box office flop, as well as the state of Michael Bay f...Show More
The Han Solo 'Star Wars' Movie Situation, Fargo’s Finale, and What Good Bad Movies Would Get Made in 2017 (Ep. 161)

1:11:36 | Jun 22nd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Sean Fennessey discuss the recent shakeup with the directors of the upcoming Han Solo 'Star Wars' film (1:30), the season finale of 'Fargo' (14:00), and the best films of the century (27:20). Then, Andrew ...Show More
The 25 Best Movies of the Century So Far and Lorde’s 'Melodrama' (Ep. 160)

55:49 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Andy’s weekend exploits and Lorde’s new album, 'Melodrama' (1:00). Then Chris and Andy discuss the recent New York Times list of the 25 best movies of the century while providing their own, very diff...Show More
The Ringer Recommends Pt. 2 (Ep. 159)

36:32 | Jun 15th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by six of the New York City bureau staff, calling in to recommend a variety of media they have been recently enjoying. Justin Charity recommends the Nintendo Switch as a solution for responsible gaming (2:33), Kate K...Show More
Black Panther, Netflix, FX, and the State of Peak TV (Ep. 158)

51:00 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react and dissect the new teaser trailer for 'Black Panther' and the larger Marvel Universe (3:00). They also discuss Netflix’s recent cancellation of big shows like 'The Get Down,' 'Bloodline,' and 'Sense 8...Show More
'American Gods,' 'Twin Peaks,' 'The Americans,' and Other Shows You Should Be Watching (Ep. 157)

41:26 | Jun 9th, 2017

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by colleague Allison Herman to talk about 'American Gods' (6:23), 'Twin Peaks' (14:05), and other shows you should be watching (19:00). Later, they are joined by colleague Rob Harvilla to talk abo...Show More
Wonder Woman' and the Success of Comic Book Movies, 'The Leftovers' series finale, and the Current State of Tom Cruise (Ep. 156)

50:32 | Jun 6th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald check in on the state of Tom Cruise’s career and the trailer for his upcoming film ‘American Made’ (2:00) before discussing 'Wonder Woman,' what makes a comic book movie work, and Gal Gadot’s performance (13...Show More
Big IP Fails at the Box Office and Damon Lindelof Talks 'Twin Peaks' and the End of 'The Leftovers' (Ep. 155)

59:50 | Jun 1st, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to discuss the slew of big IP films, including 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' and 'Baywatch,' that are failing at the box office and what it m...Show More
Book Club — 'Annihilation' (Ep. 154)

43:16 | May 29th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald present their second installment of the Double Down Book Club as they review and discuss ‘Annihilation’ by Jeff VanderMeer (0:30). Later they are joined by VanderMeer himself to talk about the process of cre...Show More
Lizzy Goodman on the Rebirth of Rock ’n’ Roll in New York City From 2001 to 2011 (Ep. 153)

1:13:03 | May 25th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with writer Lizzy Goodman to talk about her new book, ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom,’ which highlights the rebirth of rock ’n’ roll in New York City through bands like the Strokes, the White Stripes, and...Show More
'Twin Peaks,' 'Alien Covenant,' and the Highs and Lows of IP (Ep. 152)

53:59 | May 22nd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate the return of 'Twin Peaks' by giving it "The Belt" and discussing the arc of the first couple episodes (2:30). Later, writer Adam Nayman joins to discuss director Ridley Scott and his latest film, ...Show More
The Networks Aim to Make TV Great Again, and Previewing 'Twin Peaks' (Ep. 151)

44:54 | May 18th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss network television’s recent attempts to eventize television programming (1:00). They also say farewell to Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell (13:20) before discussing the upcoming thir...Show More
'Master of None,' 'Catastrophe,' and 'The Leftovers' Are Brought to You by the Pre-pajama Mafia (Ep. 150)

52:25 | May 15th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald kick off the pod with a brief discussion about leisurewear (1:00) before diving into the second season of ‘Master of None’ (9:45) and Season 3 of 'Catastrophe,' (22:30) and wondering where the final season o...Show More
David Mandel Talks 'Veep,' 'Curb,' and 'Seinfeld' (Ep. 149)

55:23 | May 11th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with 'Veep' showrunner David Mandel to discuss making a political comedy in today’s climate. Then, Mandel shares stories about working on two other comedy mega-hits, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Sein...Show More
Welcome to Dystopia: 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Handmaid’s Tale,' and 'American Gods' (Ep. 148)

50:36 | May 8th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the new trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' (1:30), as well as 'Billions' (11:20) and 'Handmaid’s Tale' (15:50), before deep-diving into the new Starz series 'American Gods' (34:40).
Greg Dulli and the Afghan Whigs Are Back (Ep. 147)

54:48 | May 4th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli to discuss his band's new album, ‘In Spades,’ and the story of how he first met Chris and Andy more than 15 years ago.
Timothy Simons of 'Veep' on Politics, 'The Leftovers' and Hangin' With McConaughey (Ep. 146)

1:02:05 | May 1st, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Timothy Simons of 'Veep' to discuss how the election impacted both his work life and real life (3:30) as well as his love of 'The Leftovers' (35:50) and what it’s like to hang out with Matthew ...Show More
‘Fargo’ and the Prestige-TV Debate & Justin Simien of ‘Dear White People’ (Ep. 145)

51:43 | Apr 27th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the third season of Fargo, the series as a whole, and how it fits into the discussion of prestige TV (1:20). Then, Chris sits down with Justin Simien to discuss his new Netflix show, ‘Dear White Peop...Show More
Damon Lindelof Discusses ‘The Leftovers’ (144)

1:13:58 | Apr 24th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by the cocreator and showrunner of HBO’s 'The Leftovers' to discuss the ongoing shift in criticism of the show (2:05), the world-building from season to season (9:00), the Wu-Tang trampoline, and ...Show More
'Fargo' and 'Veep' Return (Ep. 143)

55:11 | Apr 20th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the music of their youth (1:00), their early impressions of 'Fargo' Season 3 (6:28), and the season premiere of 'Veep' (22:43). Then, Chris is joined by film critic and writer Adam Nayman to discuss ...Show More
'The Last Jedi,' the End of 'Girls,' and the Final Season of 'The Leftovers' (Ep. 142)

57:42 | Apr 17th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Kendrick Lamar’s new album, ‘Damn.’ (4:20). Then they break down the final episode of ‘Girls’ and the series as a whole (29:55), as well as the premiere...Show More
The Ringer Recommends (Ep. 141)

51:02 | Apr 14th, 2017

Chris Ryan is joined by a carousel of Ringer staffers, who stop by to recommend a piece of content that other people should be watching, reading, or listening to.
Thor: Ragnarok' Starring "Cake" Blanchett (Ep. 140)

46:45 | Apr 10th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Marvel’s 'Thor: Ragnarok' (2:20), Season 3 of 'Better Call Saul' (9:45), the new Netflix film ‘Win It All’ (18:40), and the season finale of ‘Crashing’ (39:15).
Mailbag 2.0 (Ep. 139)

41:04 | Apr 6th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald answer your questions on topics including pleas to review shows like 'The Expanse' and 'The Missing' (1:00), insider questions about the industry and the state of television (27:00), and Chris’s love of magi...Show More
'Big Little Lies' Finale and a Conversation With TV Writer Mike Levin (Ep. 138)

1:00:56 | Apr 3rd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Alison Herman discuss the finale of ‘Big Little Lies’ (0:45) and what its run means for the future of television (16:10). Then they are joined by Mike Levin of NBC’s ‘Trial & Error’ to discuss his experien...Show More
Jason Mantzoukas Loves 'Legion,' David Milch, and 'True Detective' (Ep. 137)

59:15 | Mar 30th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by comedian Jason Mantzoukas to discuss his love of comic books, the show 'Legion' (1:10), the series finale (20:20), and how excited he is about David Milch’s rumored involvement with a third sea...Show More
What Does 'Justice League' Have in Common With Radiohead’s 'OK Computer'? (Ep. 136)

46:37 | Mar 27th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the new trailer for DC’s 'Justice League' (2:00) before revisiting the cultural significance of Radiohead’s 'OK Computer' 20 years after its release (13:16). Then Andy recommends a new TV show (42:40...Show More
The Return of Dave Chappelle (Ep. 135)

36:02 | Mar 23rd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Cinemax’s breaking news about ‘The Knick’ (0:44), Netflix’s power plays in the stand-up comedy world (11:15)—including Dave Chappelle’s new two-part special (14:30)—and their feelings about the final...Show More
Ep. 134: Drake’s ‘More Life’, Amazon Pilot Season, and Other Upcoming TV and Film Projects

47:20 | Mar 20th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss whether they're in or out on a rumored 'Matrix' reboot (11:30), the Rock’s new film about skyscrapers (16:00), and a possible 'Cloverfield' sequel. Then they discuss Drake’s new project, ‘More Life,’...Show More
Ep. 133: Interview With Noah Hawley of 'Legion' and 'Fargo'

49:44 | Mar 16th, 2017

The RInger's Andy Greenwald sits down with Noah Hawley, the showrunner and creator of FX's 'Legion' and 'Fargo,' to talk about last night's episode of 'Legion' (6:00) as well as the creative process of the show (11:30) and his upcoming projects (43:4...Show More
Ep. 132: Book Club — 'Zoo Station'

38:05 | Mar 14th, 2017

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald present their long-awaited installment of the Double Down Bookclub, as they review and discuss 'Zoo Station' by David Downing. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Ep. 131: Live From SXSW

57:52 | Mar 13th, 2017

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey host a live discussion on the latest trends in the film industry and the must-see movies being premiered at SXSW (0:30). They also take audience questions about the shifting landscape of media and entertainm...Show More
Ep. 130: Interview With Gareth David of Los Campesinos!

53:21 | Mar 9th, 2017

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with Gareth David of Los Campesinos! to discuss the band's new album, 'Sick Scenes,' (1:50) and what it's like working in the music industry while holding down a day job (16:45).
Ep. 129: ‘Logan,’ ‘The Good Fight,’ ‘Billions,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’

43:36 | Mar 6th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion analyse why ‘Logan’ (1:50) worked and what other future superhero films could learn from it. Then, TV writer Alison Herman stops by to discuss ‘The Good Fight’, ‘Billions’ (24:30) and ‘Big Little Lies’ (34...Show More
Ep. 128: 'Get Out,' 'Logan,' and Other Movies With K. Austin Collins

46:58 | Mar 2nd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and K. Austin Collins discuss the movies they’re most excited about right now, starting with the hit new film ‘Get Out’ (1:50). Later, they discuss 'Logan' (19:00), The Lost City of Z' (30:05), 'Kong: Skull Island' (37:00), 'A...Show More
Ep. 127: Full Interview With Lena Dunham of 'Girls'

55:17 | Mar 1st, 2017

The Ringer's Andy Greenwald sits down one-on-one with Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's 'Girls,' to talk about the show's final season and the process of making her Emmy Award–winning show (2:00), the gray areas of the latest episode, "American Bitch" (1...Show More
Ep. 126: Lena Dunham on 'Girls' Episode "American Bitch"

17:56 | Feb 27th, 2017

Andy Greenwald sits down with Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's 'Girls,' to talk about "American Bitch," the astonishing episode that aired February 26. Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.
Ep. 125: The Oscars' Surprise Ending

36:24 | Feb 27th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Amanda Dobbins react to and unpack the Oscars' shocking ending (1:30), the curious case of the envelope (30:10), and other noteworthy Oscar moments.
Ep. 124: Guide to the Oscars

48:10 | Feb 23rd, 2017

The Oscars are upon us, and The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Sean Fennessey engage in a discussion that covers everything from front-runners 'La La Land' and 'Moonlight' (5:45) to Sean’s Oscar ballot (16:45). They wrap up by answering Osc...Show More
Ep. 123: ‘The Young Pope,’ the TV Championship Belt, ‘Big Little Lies,’ and ‘Crashing’

44:33 | Feb 20th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the experience of watching ‘The Young Pope’ (2:05), debate which show is most deserving of the "TV Championship Belt" (14:40), and discuss last night's premieres of ‘Big Little Lies’ (20:40) and ‘Cras...Show More
Ep. 122: Interview With ‘One Day at a Time’ Showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce

51:50 | Feb 16th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss one of their favorite new shows, Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’ (0:45), before Andy sits down with its two showrunners, Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, to talk about making the show and rethin...Show More
Ep. 121: The Grammy Awards, 'Legion,' and 'Girls'

42:04 | Feb 13th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the cultural importance of the Grammy Awards (1:00), Beyoncé’s performance (8:30), and Adele’s victory (10:33). Then they discuss ‘Legion’ and Andy’s experience working on the show (16:55) as well as...Show More
Ep. 120: Looking at Pop Culture Through the Political Prism WIth Chuck Klosterman

1:04:34 | Feb 9th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Who Won the Week (3:00) and Taboo (5:43) before they are joined by author and essayist Chuck Klosterman to talk about the state of pop culture and how assigning political meaning to it feels inescapa...Show More
Ep. 119: The Super Bowl Commercials, Lady Gaga’s Halftime Performance, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2, and ‘24 Legacy’

48:11 | Feb 6th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald rehash and break down the political undertones of this year's Super Bowl commercials (0:30) as well as Lady Gaga’s halftime show (7:29). They also discuss the TV and movie trailers that premiered during the ...Show More
Ep. 118: ‘The Crown,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ and Letters From Taboo Island

50:18 | Feb 2nd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald debate their picks for Who Won the Week (1:45) before reading another Letter From Taboo Island (12:05) and discussing ‘The Crown’ (16:15). Then Ringer TV critic Alison Herman stops by to catch the guys up on...Show More
Ep. 117: SAG Awards, 'Split,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘3 Mics’

55:42 | Jan 30th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the highlights of Sunday night’s SAG Awards (8:40), the ‘Stranger Things’ victory speech (12:10), and why ‘La La Land’ is a lock for the Oscars (21:05). Then they give a quick rundown of M. Night Shy...Show More
Ep. 116: The Mailbag Episode

59:08 | Jan 27th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reveal ‘Who Won the Week’ (1:45) and read another letter from Taboo Island (8:45) before answering audience questions from the mailbag (16:22).
Ep. 115: The New ‘Star Wars’ Title, ‘The Good Place,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘Homeland’

40:46 | Jan 23rd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reveal and discuss the title for the next ‘Star Wars’ film (2:48). They also examine how ‘The Good Place’ is changing the possibilities of network television (8:22), why ‘The Young Pope’ is so much fun (22:0...Show More
Ep. 114: ‘The OA,’ Who Won the Week, the New ‘Logan’ Trailer, and ‘Taboo’

45:43 | Jan 20th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the 'Trainspotting' sequel (3:25) and the new trailer for the latest X-Men installment, ‘Logan’ (6:50). They also announce who won the week (10:30), report from ‘Taboo’ island (16:45), and give ‘The O...Show More
Ep. 113: The Television Critics Association Press Tour, Awarding the Television Championship Belt, ‘Sneaky Pete,’ and The XX’s New Album

50:45 | Jan 16th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sort through the big news from the Television Critics Association press tour (0:30) about ‘Atlanta’ (2:05), ‘American Crime Story’ (6:15), and ‘Better Call Saul’ (10:38). Then they award the Television Champ...Show More
Ep. 112: ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Taboo,’ and ‘One Day at a Time’

36:10 | Jan 13th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald each award "Who Won the Week" (1:30) and preview a new slate of shows this season in ‘One Day at a Time’ (6:10), ‘Taboo’ (16:28), and ‘The Young Pope’ (27:10).
Ep. 111: The Golden Globes After-Party With Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins

43:19 | Jan 9th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by ‘Jam Session’ cohosts Amanda Dobbins and Juliet Litman to rehash the best (3:45), worst (9:45), weirdest (22:13), and favorite moments from the Golden Globes.
Ep. 110: ‘Coachella,’ ‘The Golden Globes,’ and ‘Homeland’

47:38 | Jan 6th, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald run through the newly revealed lineup for Coachella and pick their favorite non-headliners (2:05). They also preview the categories and nominees for this weekend's Golden Globes (12:10) and discuss the retur...Show More
Ep. 109: ‘The OA’, ‘La La Land’, and ‘20th Century Women’

48:58 | Jan 3rd, 2017

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald remember Carrie Fisher and George Michael (3:27). They also discuss the new Netflix drama ‘The OA’ (12:42) and awards season (27:05), including the films ‘La La Land’ (29:30) and ‘20th Century Women’ (38:40)...Show More
Ep. 108: The Wall of 2016

40:27 | Dec 22nd, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald highlight eight people who made pop culture what it was in 2016. Listen as they discuss newcomers to The Wall like Riz Ahmed (12:00) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (16:12), debate Donald Glover's success streak (2...Show More
Ep. 107: Rogue One Recap

49:24 | Dec 20th, 2016

Spoiler Alerts Ahead! The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald go deep on ‘Rogue One’, the latest Star Wars film. They cover everything from their favorite moments (3:55), to the cast (24:05), to a larger discussion about blockbuster movies (41:30)...Show More
Ep. 106: The Year in TV With ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail

1:06:08 | Dec 16th, 2016

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with the creator of 'Mr. Robot' to discuss, debate, and rank the best television shows of the year. Hear where shows like 'Atlanta' (2:30), 'The Night Of' (12:20)'Game of Thrones' (21:00) and 'Black...Show More
Ep. 105: The Year in Music

41:06 | Dec 12th, 2016

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald start with a big announcement from Andy (1:28) and then run down their favorite albums of 2016. Then they talk to staff writer Lindsay Zoladz about albums as a delivery system (20:07), surprise albums (24:23...Show More
Ep. 104: ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Black Mirror’ Re-up

45:32 | Dec 9th, 2016

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get ready for ‘Rogue One’ (1:00) and the ‘Black Mirror’ episode “Shut Up and Dance” (30:07). Then they explore the increasingly thin line between ‘Black Mirror’ and reality (39:50).
Ep 103: 'Westworld' Finale

46:37 | Dec 5th, 2016

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Westworld' finale (0:45). Then special guest Jason Concepcion joins in to further discuss the ambitious first season (21:24), what to expect in Season 2, and Westworld’s most and least...Show More
Ep 102: ‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ Turns 10, and The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Re-up

42:15 | Dec 2nd, 2016

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are back to discuss the blockbusterization of TV (1:55), ‘Gilmore Girls’ (2:33), and Andy’s recent brush with a Hollywood A-lister (18:30). They also discuss Clipse’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ album 10 years later...Show More
Ep. 101: 'Nocturnal Animals,' 'Search Party,' and What's Next for 'Westworld'?

42:01 | Nov 28th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Tom Ford's 'Nocturnal Animals' (4:00), Alia Shawkat's 'Search Party' (9:00), and the way 'Westworld' will handle the illuminating twist in Episode 9, 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' (23:00).
Ep. 100: ‘Westworld’ Theories and Casey Affleck’s New Film, ‘Manchester by the Sea’

38:28 | Nov 21st, 2016

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the latest episode of ‘Westworld’ (1:05) and discuss the wild theories about the show floating around the internet. They also chat about the new heart-wrenching Casey Affleck film, ‘Manchester by the ...Show More
Ep. 99: The Current State of Movies

52:29 | Nov 17th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey discuss the year in movies and how to define success for one in 2016 (1:12). They also discuss ‘Arrival’ (18:33), ‘Hell or High Water’ (39:45), and which movies you should be excited to check out (44:00).
Ep. 98: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Stephen Falk

57:23 | Nov 17th, 2016

Andy Greenwald talks to Stephen Falk, creator and showrunner of 'You're the Worst,' about the show's third season finale, its future, and taking creative chances.
Ep. 97: A Tribe Called Quest, Dave Chappelle on ‘SNL,' Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour, and 'Westworld'

54:16 | Nov 15th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the return of A Tribe Called Quest in the Trump era (3:00), Dave Chappelle hosting 'SNL' (20:30), the experience of Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour (24:52), and the latest episode of 'Westworld' (32:54).
Ep. 96: Post-Election Re-up

48:34 | Nov 10th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald do a post-election comedown episode, talking about the role of pop culture in the world and the benefits and problems with using television as a palliative. Then they discuss a random assortment of TV shows,...Show More
Ep. 95: 'Doctor Strange,' 'Westworld,' and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "San Junipero"

48:08 | Nov 7th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' (6:00), how 'Westworld' inverts 'Lost' (18:00), the fourth episode of 'Black Mirror' (30:00), and Anthony Bourdain's patriotic Houston adventure (40:00).
Ep. 94: All Things FX Re-up With Nick Grad

59:35 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by FX president of original programming Nick Grad to discuss the success of 'Atlanta' (7:07), the development of that show’s second season (19:48), and the competition in today’s crowded TV landscape (35:30).
Ep. 93: 'Westworld' Theories and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "Playtest" With Jason Concepcion

44:14 | Oct 31st, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion discuss the possibility of two timelines in 'Westworld' (7:00), the full scope of where the show takes place (18:00), and the connection to video games (23:00). Then, Chris and Jason give their thoughts on...Show More
Ep. 92: 'The League,' 'Atlanta,' and 'Westworld' Re-Up With Jason Mantzoukas

55:16 | Oct 27th, 2016

Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to discuss improvisation in 'The League,' slam poetry on 'Atlanta' (24:48), the new Beach Slang album (31:20), and the slow burn of 'Westworld' (37:50).
Ep. 90: 'The Walking Dead' Premiere, 'Westworld,' and 'Black Mirror' With Jason Concepcion

59:20 | Oct 24th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the gruesome return of 'The Walking Dead' and where the show went off the rails (8:00), more 'Westworld' theories with Ringer staff writer Jason Concepcion (27:15), and the impressive execution of 'B...Show More
Ep. 89: 'Black Mirror,' and Jimmy Eat World Re-up

50:06 | Oct 20th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Wolverine's return with 'Logan' (8:00), a run-of-the-mill episode of 'Atlanta' (15:00), the anxiety-producing 'Black Mirror' (22:00), and Jimmy Eat World (42:00).
Ep. 88: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Gale Anne Hurd

57:16 | Oct 19th, 2016

Andy Greenwald talks with superproducer Gale Anne Hurd about her new series, ‘Falling Water,’ cocreating ‘The Terminator,’ steering ‘The Walking Dead,’ and more.
Ep. 87: 'Goliath' and 'Westworld' Theories With Jason Concepcion

53:09 | Oct 17th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the risky vision behind 'Westworld' (8:00) and finding fun in Jonathan Nolan's universe (12:00). Then, Ringer staff writer Jason Concepcion joins to discuss the internet theorizing around HBO's new d...Show More
Ep. 86: 'Atlanta,' 'Rogue One' Trailer, and The Strokes Re-up With Travon Free

49:20 | Oct 13th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald bring on 'Any Given Wednesday' writer Travon Free to discuss the groundbreaking creativity on 'Atlanta' (8:00). Then, Chris and Andy get into the final 'Rogue One' trailer (24:05) and finally determine the b...Show More
Ep. 85: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers

51:50 | Oct 12th, 2016

'Halt and Catch Fire' showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers join Andy Greenwald to discuss the show's brilliant third season and its bold play for the future. Note: This interview was conducted before 'Halt and Catch Fire' was r...Show More
Ep. 84: HBO's Fall Sunday Night Slate

40:21 | Oct 10th, 2016

"The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the mysteries of 'Westworld' (6:00), Sarah Jessica Parker's return on 'Divorce' (28:15), and Issa Rae's bright new comedy, 'Insecure' (37:45). Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.
Ep. 83: 'Atlanta' and 'Luke Cage' Re-up

41:44 | Oct 6th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss shifting plot points and character development on 'Atlanta' (6:00), the conservative 'Luke Cage' (16:00), and Netflix's expanded universe (34:00).
Ep. 82: 'Westworld' Premiere and Music Mythology With Will Sheff

1:05:25 | Oct 3rd, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the premiere of HBO's 'Westworld' (6:00) and the ingredients needed to have a hit in today's TV landscape. Then, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff joins (22:30) to discuss his new album, ‘Away,' the...Show More
Ep. 81: 'Queen Sugar,' 'Westworld,' and Auteurism in 'Atlanta' Re-up

53:43 | Sep 29th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Justin Lin's 'Hot Wheels' (6:00), the auteurism of 'Atlanta' (14:00), the soap opera styling of 'Queen Sugar' (39:00), and HBO's new show, 'Westworld' (49:00).
Ep. 80: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Phoebe Waller-Bridge

51:31 | Sep 28th, 2016

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator and star of Amazon's 'Fleabag,' joins Andy Greenwald to discuss comedy, creativity, and breaking the fourth wall.
Ep. 79: 'Transparent,' 'Fleabag,' and 'The Good Place'

55:49 | Sep 26th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the transcendent return of 'Transparent,' Antoine Fuqua's magnificent new film (8:00), the evaporation of the fourth wall on 'Fleabag' (26:00), Netflix's 'Easy' (36:00), NBC's 'The Good Place' (45:00...Show More
Ep. 78: 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail

1:09:19 | Sep 23rd, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald bring on 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail to discuss the Season 2 finale (6:00), working outside the conventions of TV (15:35), Esmail's desire to ignore traditional plot points (28:00), the elasticity of show...Show More
Ep. 77: 'Designated Survivor' and Political TV Coverage With Jon Favreau

51:42 | Sep 19th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Jon Favreau team up to break down ABC's new political drama, 'Designated Survivor.' Then, the trio dives into the current political landscape on television and Trump's appearance on 'The Tonight Show' with...Show More
Ep. 76: Emmys After-Party With Sam Esmail, Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields

44:13 | Sep 19th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are live from the Ringer studio to react to the 2016 Emmys, offer up their big-picture thoughts from the festivities, and gain insights from 'The Americans' show runners, Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields, and 'Mr....Show More
Ep. 75: Emmys Preview

34:29 | Sep 16th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald preview the upcoming Emmy Awards with deep dives and predictions for television's biggest night. Editor's note: The video version of this podcast can be found on The Ringer's YouTube channel here.
Ep. 74: 'Mr. Robot,' 'Atlanta,' and Netflix's 'Easy' Re-up

38:04 | Sep 15th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss how 'Mr. Robot' is playing with reality (8:00), the wonderful third episode of 'Atlanta' (23:00), and Netflix's newest show, 'Easy' (30:00).
Ep. 73: 'Quarry' and Fall TV Preview

45:24 | Sep 12th, 2016

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Cinemax's 1970s drama, 'Quarry,' and preview network television's fall slate."