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Winter is here! Join The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion as they take their signature deep dive on the final season of ‘Game of Thrones.’
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'Talk the Thrones' Live From SXSW (Season 8 Preview, Part 1) | Game of Thrones

1:12:59 | Mar 15th

Live from South by Southwest, Mal and Jason are joined by Chris Ryan to discuss the evolution of their ‘Game of Thrones’ fandom, what they expect to see in Season 8, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion
S7E2: Stormborn | Game of Thrones

1:13:25 | Jul 27th, 2017

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2, “Stormborn,” by exploring its central theme, the shifting sands and changing plans (13:00), before taking a deeper look into the book prophecy regarding Da...Show More
S8E5: The Bells | Game of Thrones

2:28:59 | May 16th

Mal and Jason explore how horror shapes the penultimate episode of ‘Game of Thrones,’ examine the history of King’s Landing, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and award the Champion’s Purse to a master storytel...Show More
S8E4: The Last of the Starks | Game of Thrones

2:25:13 | May 9th

Mal and Jason explore how choice shapes ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4, “The Last of the Starks,” examine the ways to slay a dragon, share seven of their favorite insights and observations, and award the Champion’s Purse to a surging queen.
S8E3: The Long Night | Game of Thrones

2:17:34 | May 2nd

Mal and Jason discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 3, “The Long Night,” by exploring the last stand of humanity, examining the differences between the on-screen Night King and his book counterpart, sharing seven of their favorite insights and ...Show More
S8E2: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms | Game of Thrones

1:55:34 | Apr 25th

Mal and Jason discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” by exploring the embrace of life in the face of death, examining the history of Winterfell, sharing seven of their favorite insights and observations, and a...Show More
S8E1: Winterfell | Game of Thrones

2:03:40 | Apr 18th

Mal and Jason discuss the final season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ by exploring the various family ties within the episode, explaining the criteria to ride a dragon, sharing seven of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and aw...Show More
Our Seven Biggest Questions Ahead of Season 8 (Season 8 Preview, Part 5) | Game of Thrones

1:46:47 | Apr 13th

From Jon's parentage reveal to the Prince Who Was Promised to whether Bran is the Night King, Mal and Jason explore the seven most pressing questions for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones.’
Ask the Underscore II (Season 8 Preview, Part 4) | Game of Thrones

1:16:40 | Apr 6th

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: the most ideal small council, most coveted set props, the fate of Jaime Lannister, and much more.
A Special Interview With Jason Mantzoukas (Season 8 Preview, Part 3) | Game of Thrones

1:34:56 | Mar 29th

Mal and Jason are joined by actor and comedian Jason Mantzoukas to discuss a plethora of pop culture properties such as 'John Wick' (7:07), 'The Good Place' (15:33), and 'Harry Potter' (20:02), before looking ahead to the final season of 'Game of Thr...Show More
Ask the Underscore (Season 8 Preview, Part 2) | Game of Thrones

1:29:51 | Mar 23rd

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: our most anticipated reunions, how ‘Thrones’ characters would sort into Hogwarts houses, the best place to live in Westeros, and much more.
The Farewell | Harry Potter

2:18:22 | Jan 30th

On the final episode of 'Binge Mode: Harry Potter,' The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion share their seven favorite things about 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' after seeing it live, answer your Owl Post in the last all-HP edition of '...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ Movie | Harry Potter

1:46:07 | Jan 25th

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the second film in the adaptation of ‘Deathly Hallows’ through seven different awards.
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 36 and Epilogue | Harry Potter

2:02:27 | Jan 23rd

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how the theme of love shapes Chapter 36 and the epilogue of 'Deathly Hallows,' dive into the history of the Elder Wand, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapter...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 34-35 | Harry Potter

2:07:25 | Jan 12th

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how the theme of sacrifice shapes chapters 34-35 of 'Deathly Hallows,' dive into J.K Rowling's history with King's Cross station, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from the...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 32-33 | Harry Potter

1:58:18 | Jan 3rd

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how understanding develops in chapters 32-33 of ‘Deathly Hallows,’ share seven of their insights and observations, and award the House Cup to a courageous man.
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 29-31 | Harry Potter

1:54:04 | Dec 27th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss answering the call in chapters 29-31 of ‘Deathly Hallows,’ examine the Hogwarts founders, share seven of their favorite insights and observations, and award the House Cup to Hogwarts' defenders.
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 26-28 | Harry Potter

1:54:21 | Dec 14th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how commitment shapes chapters 26-28 of ‘Deathly Hallows,’ examine goblins in the wizarding world, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters, and award the Hous...Show More
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ Movie | Harry Potter

1:44:25 | Dec 11th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the film adaptation of ‘Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ through seven different awards.
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 23-25 | Harry Potter

1:53:54 | Dec 8th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss choice in chapters 23-25 of ‘Deathly Hallows,’ examine the wand-making process, share seven of their favorite insights and observations, and award the House Cup to a free elf.
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 20-22 | Harry Potter

1:51:52 | Dec 4th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how symbols shape chapters 20-22 of ‘Deathly Hallows’, examine technology in the wizarding world, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters, and award the House...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 18-19 | Harry Potter

1:28:17 | Nov 28th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how doubt permeates chapters 18-19 of ‘Deathly Hallows,’ examine the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters, and ...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 15-17 | Harry Potter

1:48:07 | Nov 22nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore chapters 15-17 of ‘Deathly Hallows’ through the lens of testing faith, examine the Potter family history, share seven of their favorite insights and observations, and award the House Cup to lovi...Show More
‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ | Harry Potter

1:43:06 | Nov 20th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the latest wizarding world prequel film, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ through seven different awards.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ | Harry Potter

1:18:17 | Nov 16th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the first spinoff prequel film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ through seven different awards.
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 12-14 | Harry Potter

1:32:47 | Nov 9th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how characters enter the belly of the beast in chapters 12-14 of ‘Deathly Hallows’, examine illnesses in the Wizarding World, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these c...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 9-11 | Harry Potter

1:39:27 | Nov 6th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how trust shapes chapters 9-11 of ‘Deathly Hallows’ (4:42), examine House Elves (1:28:40), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:33:02), and award the Ho...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 7-8 | Harry Potter

1:38:25 | Nov 4th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how puzzles shape chapters 7-8 of ‘Deathly Hallows’ (6:15), examine the sword of Godric Gryffindor (1:23:52), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:29:40...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 4-6 | Harry Potter

1:48:10 | Nov 1st, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the cost of war in chapters 4-6 of ‘Deathly Hallows’ (6:24), examine owls in the wizarding world (1:34:16), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:40:50), and award the House...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 1-3 | Harry Potter

1:39:13 | Oct 29th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss fallout in the first three chapters of ‘Deathly Hallows’ (7:39), examine the history of the Malfoy family (1:19:43), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:27:15), and award ...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ Movie | Harry Potter

1:17:20 | Oct 24th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the film adaptation of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ through seven different awards.
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 29-30 | Harry Potter

1:39:56 | Oct 22nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how characters assume the mantle in chapters 29-30 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (6:11), examine werewolves (1:26:33), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:32:24), and award the H...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 27-28 | Harry Potter

1:25:55 | Oct 15th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how burdens shape chapters 27-28 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (6:16); examine the killing curse, Avada Kedavra (1:13:01); share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:16:57); and award t...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 24-26 | Harry Potter

2:06:50 | Oct 11th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of facing the darkness in chapters 24-26 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (7:29), examine the inferi (1:54:06), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:59:17), and award the H...Show More
'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 20-23 | Harry Potter

1:53:14 | Oct 2nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss clarity in chapters 20-23 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (4:33), examine the history of Horcruxes (1:40:11), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:44:54), and award the House Cup to...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 16-19 | Harry Potter

1:49:09 | Oct 1st, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss moves and countermoves in chapters 16-19 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (4:53), examine love potions (1:35:50), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:40:16), and...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 12-15 | Harry Potter

1:54:26 | Sep 29th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore warning signs in chapters 12-15 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (6:03), examine Felix Felicis (1:43:37), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:48:29), and award the House Cup to a pr...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 8-11 | Harry Potter

1:37:00 | Sep 26th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss tutelage in chapters 8-11 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (5:25), examine the history of the Gaunt family (1:22:38), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:28:16), and award the House...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 3-7 | Harry Potter

1:45:23 | Sep 25th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore allegiances in chapters 3-7 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (6:10), examine the Hogwarts Express (1:30:50), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:36:54), and award the House Cup to a...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 1-2 | Harry Potter

1:44:12 | Sep 24th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the first two chapters of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ through the lens of perspective (6:50), examine the office of minister of magic (1:29:40), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (...Show More
HP Extra: Owl Post, Vol. 2 | Harry Potter

1:12:44 | Sep 18th, 2018

In the second all–'Harry Potter' edition of ‘Ask the Underscore,’ The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include the rescue-mission dream team, the best Hogwarts class to teach, useful...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ Movie | Harry Potter

1:18:28 | Sep 10th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the film adaptation of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ through seven different awards.
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 37-38 | Harry Potter

1:25:04 | Sep 8th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore remorse in the final two chapters of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (5:59), examine the portraits at Hogwarts (1:12:41), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:17:29), and award the ...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 34-36 | Harry Potter

1:30:50 | Sep 6th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how recklessness impacts chapters 34-36 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (6:06), examine the history of duels in the wizarding world (1:12:43), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 29-33 | Harry Potter

1:37:01 | Sep 4th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss subterfuge in chapters 29-33 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (5:40), examine the Forbidden Forest (1:25:38), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:30:03), and ...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 24-28 | Harry Potter

1:49:45 | Sep 3rd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore chapters 24-28 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ through the lens of the battle within (5:10), examine publications in the wizarding world (1:34:20), share seven of their favorite insights and observati...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 20-23 | Harry Potter

1:19:12 | Aug 31st, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how loss of control shapes ch. 20-23 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (4:39), examine St. Mungo’s Hospital (1:08:27), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:11:37), and award the Ho...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 15-19 | Harry Potter

1:24:25 | Aug 30th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss resistance in chapters 15-19 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (5:25), explore Dolores Umbridge’s career (1:09:56), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:15:26),...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 10-14 | Harry Potter

1:29:03 | Aug 29th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore harbingers in chapters 10-14 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (4:40), examine thestrals (1:15:49), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:20:10), and award the House Cup to a thinki...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 6-9 | Harry Potter

1:24:37 | Aug 28th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how battle lines shape chapters 6-9 in ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (6:08), examine the Wizengamot (1:11:58), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:15:32), and award the House Cup...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

1:30:53 | Aug 27th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore disillusionment in chapters 1-5 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (4:59), examine dementors (1:14:03), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:19:40), and award th...Show More
HP Extra: Live From LeakyCon 2018 — Chris Rankin on Portraying Percy Weasley and His Life After 'Harry Potter' | Harry Potter

1:02:48 | Aug 23rd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion are joined by Chris Rankin of the ‘Harry Potter’ films to discuss his favorite memories from filming ‘Potter,’ advice for young actors, starting a blog, and more. Visit Chris’s website at https://www.c...Show More
HP Extra: Live From LeakyCon 2018 — The Power of Harry Potter Fandom and Community, With Melissa Anelli | Harry Potter

1:08:56 | Aug 20th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion are joined by Melissa Anelli, author and CEO of Mischief Management, to chronicle the evolution and impact of Harry Potter fandom.
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ Movie | Harry Potter

1:16:15 | Aug 9th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the film adaptation of ‘Goblet of Fire’ through seven different awards.
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 35-37 | Harry Potter

1:25:43 | Aug 8th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss truth in chapters 35-37 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (06:30), examine the Animagus (1:08:17), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:14:57), and award the House Cu...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 31-34 | Harry Potter

1:24:56 | Aug 7th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the loss of innocence in chapters 31-34 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (05:57), examine Death Eaters (1:09:56), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:15:55), and aw...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 27-30 | Harry Potter

1:17:58 | Aug 6th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss secrets from the past in chapters 27-30 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (4:00), examine the Pensieve (1:02:00), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:07:40), and awa...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 21-26 | Harry Potter

1:32:43 | Aug 3rd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss maturation in chapters 21-26 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (5:10), examine the Great Lake of Hogwarts (1:18:36), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:22:05), and ...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 16-20 | Harry Potter

1:29:49 | Aug 2nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss chapters 16-20 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ through the lens of isolation (5:38), examine wizarding schools outside of Hogwarts (1:12:40), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from the...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 11-15 | Harry Potter

1:20:17 | Aug 1st, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore expanding horizons in chapters 11-15 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (6:04), examine aurors (1:02:34), share their seven favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:07:32), and award the House...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 6-10 | Harry Potter

1:25:11 | Jul 31st, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how light and dark interact throughout chapters 6-10 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (3:58), examine Portkeys (59:19), share their seven favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:06:46), and...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

1:13:16 | Jul 30th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the clash of worlds in the first five chapters of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (10:24), examine the Floo Network (57:15), share their seven favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:03:00), ...Show More
HP Extra: Owl Post, Vol. 1 | Harry Potter

1:14:14 | Jul 23rd, 2018

In this all-'Harry Potter' edition of ‘Ask The Underscore,’ The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: ranking the Harry Potter books, spin-off story ideas, favorite minor charact...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ Movie | Harry Potter

1:13:35 | Jul 13th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the film adaptation of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ through seven different awards.
‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,’ Ch. 16-22 | Harry Potter

1:25:05 | Jul 12th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss communication and reconciliation in the climactic final chapters of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ (4:16), explore Time-Turners (1:12:19), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,’ Ch. 11-15 | Harry Potter

1:04:18 | Jul 11th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how force of will drives chapters 11-15 of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ (10:56), explore the Patronus Charm (46:15), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (52:...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,’ Ch. 6-10 | Harry Potter

1:25:37 | Jul 10th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how humiliation affects chapters 6-10 of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ (14:35), explore the Marauder’s Map (1:07:34), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:1...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

1:10:15 | Jul 9th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the first five chapters of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ through the lens of fear (11:39), explore the Knight Bus (57:59), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters...Show More
HP Extra: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Harry Potter

1:05:29 | Jul 2nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion share their seven favorite things from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (5:30). Then, they speak to Universal’s Eric Hunt about producing attractions based on J.K. Rowling’s creations (25:37) and Uni...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ Movie | Harry Potter

1:21:53 | Jun 29th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ghosts of the past in the film adaptation of ‘Chamber of Secrets’ (6:23), examine the screen version of Gilderoy Lockhart (1:08:58), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations f...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,’ Ch. 15-18 | Harry Potter

1:13:37 | Jun 28th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss chapters 15 to 18 of ‘Chamber of Secrets’ through the lens of revelations (12:48), examine phoenixes (56:32), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:0...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,’ Ch. 11-14 | Harry Potter

1:13:51 | Jun 27th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how identity shapes chapters 11-14 of ‘Chamber of Secrets’ (12:10), explore Polyjuice Potion (56:04), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:04:10), a...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,’ Ch. 6-10 | Harry Potter

1:11:41 | Jun 26th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how pride and prejudice manifest in chapters 6-10 of ‘Chamber of Secrets’ (12:30), examine the ghosts of Hogwarts (50:52), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these ...Show More
'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

1:11:51 | Jun 25th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the first five chapters of 'Chamber of Secrets' and the theme of obstacles (13:34), explain the Whomping Willow (52:21), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these ch...Show More
HP Extra: Quidditch Special | Harry Potter

1:06:01 | Jun 18th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer listener-submitted questions about everyone's favorite magical sport in a special Quidditch-themed edition of Ask The Underscore (4:06). Then, they are joined by U.S. Quidditch co-founder Alicia ...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ Movie | Harry Potter

1:16:24 | Jun 15th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how expectations shape the film adaptation of ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ (5:30), explain how the actors were discovered (1:03:44), highlight seven insights and observations from the film (1:08:21), and ...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 15-17 | Harry Potter

1:16:12 | Jun 14th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss courage in the last three chapters of 'Sorcerer's Stone' (11:20), explore the mythical item at the center of this novel (1:02:13), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations fro...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 11-14 | Harry Potter

1:13:44 | Jun 13th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how longing shapes chapters 11-14 of 'Sorcerer's Stone' (13:27), explore dragons in the wizarding world (53:07), list seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:01:...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 6-10 | Harry Potter

1:15:39 | Jun 12th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss chapters 6-10 of 'Sorcerer's Stone' through the lens of friends and foes (13:01), examine the Sorting Hat's function in the magical world (56:15), list seven of their favorite insights and obser...Show More
‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

1:22:03 | Jun 11th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the first five chapters of 'Sorcerer's Stone' and the theme of discovery (11:31), delve into the Gringotts Wizarding bank (1:03:01), list seven of their favorite insights and observations from t...Show More
‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ Trailer

01:42 | Jun 8th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion return to take their signature deep dives into 'Harry Potter,' covering all the books and movies as well as the extended 'Potter' universe.
Live From ‘Con of Thrones’ 2018: Seven Takeaways From Binging | Game of Thrones

47:55 | Jun 7th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss seven things they reassessed while binge-watching all 67 episodes of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’
Beginnings in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ | Weekly

58:44 | May 31st, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of beginnings in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ (11:33), explain how the Han Solo character originally came about (41:02), rank seven questions they want to see answered in a potential sequ...Show More
Satire in ‘Deadpool 2’ | Weekly

58:47 | May 24th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the use of satire in ‘Deadpool 2’ (14:42), explain the origins of the titular character (42:22), list seven notable celebrity cameos in the film (49:02), and award the champion’s purse to Domino...Show More
Sacrifice in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ | Weekly

1:11:17 | May 3rd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of sacrifice in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (14:52), theorize on how the heroes could make a comeback against Thanos (53:02), list seven of their favorite moments from the blockb...Show More
Free Will in ‘Westworld’ Season 1, Episodes 6-10 | Weekly

1:12:13 | Apr 19th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of free will in the latter half of ‘Westworld’ Season 1 (22:33), explain the title of the penultimate episode (56:57), celebrate the leader of the hosts’ rebellion (1:02:18), and list ...Show More
The Nature of Consciousness in 'Westworld' Season 1, Episodes 1-5 | Weekly

1:10:11 | Apr 13th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion examine how Season 1 of ‘Westworld’ explores the concept of consciousness (16:49), explain the theory of bicameralism (51:56), list seven of their favorite hints the showrunners included for audience sp...Show More
Virtual and Actual Reality in ’Ready Player One’ | Weekly

1:09:29 | Apr 5th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion debate the pros and cons of virtual reality in ‘Ready Player One’ (9:00), draw parallels to real-life video games (50:35), list seven of their favorite pop culture references in the movie (55:45), and h...Show More
Ask the Underscore, Vol. 3 | Weekly

52:52 | Mar 29th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: 'Ready Player One,' March Madness, MLB Opening Day, a hypothetical 'Game of Thrones'–'Billions' crossover, and, of course, 'Harry Potter...Show More
Hubris in ‘Billions’ Season 2 | Weekly

1:22:49 | Mar 24th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how hubris drives the main characters’ actions in Season 2 of the Showtime original series ‘Billions’ (17:50), explain the history behind an iconic New York City restaurant (1:09:57), list seven...Show More
Power in ‘Billions’ Season 1 | Weekly

1:18:54 | Mar 22nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how power dynamics define the central characters in Season 1 of the Showtime original series ‘Billions’ (13:22), discuss Bobby Axelrod’s real-life counterpart (1:06:52), rank seven of their favo...Show More
Ghosts of the Past in ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 | Weekly

1:08:12 | Mar 15th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how the past haunts characters in the sophomore season of ‘Jessica Jones’ (16:08), discuss a fictional New York City prison in the Marvel Universe (50:52), highlight seven of the strangest Trish...Show More
Control in ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 1 | Weekly

1:15:13 | Mar 8th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of control in Season 1 of ‘Jessica Jones’ (11:42), discuss the history of the hero and her creator (1:00:23), list seven of their favorite Marvel Easter eggs from the 13 episodes (1:06...Show More
Self-Destruction in ‘Annihilation’ | Weekly

1:15:59 | Mar 2nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of self-destruction in the enigmatic sci-fi film ‘Annihilation’ (13:18), discuss the notable differences between the film adaptation and the original novella (31:46), analyze the film’...Show More
Power and Responsibility in ’Black Panther’ | Weekly

1:08:42 | Feb 22nd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the relationship between power and responsibility in ‘Black Panther’ (10:40), explore the advanced technologies of Wakanda (45:33), list seven of their favorite details from the film (53:36), an...Show More
The Evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Film Formula | Weekly

1:08:07 | Feb 15th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how Marvel films have maintained their success (8:11), review the comic books that inspired the films (55:58), list seven of their favorite post-credit scenes (59:04), and crown the mastermind b...Show More
Ask the Underscore: Vol. 2 | Weekly

54:06 | Feb 8th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: Super Bowl memories, ‘Star Wars’ spin-offs, ‘Altered Carbon,’ new ‘Solo’ and ‘Westworld’ trailers, ‘Game of Thrones’ hypotheticals, and ...Show More
Teamwork and Friendship in ‘The Good Place’ Season 2 | Weekly

1:10:31 | Feb 3rd, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the bond that the protagonists of ‘The Good Place’ build throughout the show’s sophomore season (6:47), explore other integrations of sports references in TV history (51:09), list their favorite...Show More
Growth and Enlightenment in ‘The Good Place’ Season 1 | Weekly

1:00:04 | Feb 1st, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss Season 1 of ‘The Good Place’ through the lens of growth and enlightenment (4:59), explore other depictions of philosophy in popular culture (43:07), identify seven clues that hinted at the seaso...Show More
‘Friday Night Lights’ Season 2 (Live) | Weekly

53:03 | Jan 25th, 2018

Live from Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the most absurd plot points in Season 2 of the iconic series ’Friday Night Lights’ (1:08). Then, they are joined by The Ringer’s Shea Serrano, who ...Show More
'Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams' | Weekly

1:01:46 | Jan 18th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the prolific sci-fi author Philip K. Dick’s wider canon (9:54), discuss the theme that unites their two favorite episodes of 'Electric Dreams' (17:18), power-rank their favorite actor appearance...Show More
‘The Shape of Water’ and the Elements of a Fairy Tale | Weekly

57:39 | Jan 11th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion review the critically acclaimed fantasy film ‘The Shape of Water’ (4:01), explore the building blocks that make up the adult fairy tale (6:52), examine filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro’s use of fantastical ...Show More
‘Black Mirror’ Season 4: Choice and Consequence | Weekly

1:06:43 | Jan 4th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion review the premises for Season 4 of ‘Black Mirror’ (3:28), discuss the theme of choice and consequence in their three favorite episodes (5:36), provide the history of early online dating (46:23), highli...Show More
Ask the Underscore: Your Questions About Our 2017 | Weekly

53:07 | Dec 28th, 2017

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: 'Game of Thrones's' future, Hogwarts' houses, the Knicks and O's, and their friendship.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Killing the Past | Weekly

1:11:29 | Dec 22nd, 2017

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion review Episode VIII of ‘Star Wars’ (3:18), explore the concept of moving on from the past for the characters and the film at large (8:25), discuss the reorganization of ‘Star Wars’ canon (55:00), list s...Show More
‘Star Wars’: Heroes and Villains in a Galaxy Far, Far Away | Weekly

1:01:14 | Dec 15th, 2017

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how the Hero’s Journey informed the ‘Star Wars’ films (2:55), trace the narratives of the universe’s notable heroes and villains (6:06), explore the symbolism of the series (47:49), champion not...Show More
‘Black Mirror’ Seasons 1~3: Love and Longing in the Digital Dystopia | Weekly

1:05:20 | Dec 7th, 2017

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion dissect their three favorite episodes from Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ thus far in anticipation for Season 4 (4:00), analyze the future of technology as it relates to the show (50:25), herald the winners o...Show More
‘Coco’ and Coming of Age in the Pixar Universe | Weekly

1:07:48 | Nov 30th, 2017

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion examine Pixar’s latest masterpiece, ‘Coco’ (4:58); highlight shared themes between ‘Coco’ and previous Pixar films (8:42); discuss representation in the Pixar universe (50:21); crown the winner of ‘Coco...Show More
‘Binge Mode: Weekly’ Trailer

01:43 | Nov 28th, 2017

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion return to take their signature deep dives into the topics obsessing them at the moment, from shows and movies to books and sports.
S7E7: The Dragon and the Wolf | Game of Thrones

1:47:55 | Aug 31st, 2017

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” by exploring the episode's central theme, unions (9:00), before breaking down the rules of succession in Westeros and Jon’s claim to the Iron...Show More
S7E6: Beyond the Wall | Game of Thrones

1:30:14 | Aug 24th, 2017

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 6, “Beyond the Wall,” by unpacking the episode’s central theme, the burden of destiny (9:00). Later, they break down the Long Night, the Last Hero, and other pertinent his...Show More
S7E5: Eastwatch | Game of Thrones

1:30:19 | Aug 17th, 2017

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 5, “Eastwatch," through the lens of desperation, the episode’s central theme (13:00). Later, they break down the importance of R+L=J (65:00) and what it could mean for the...Show More
S7E4: The Spoils of War | Game of Thrones

1:17:36 | Aug 10th, 2017

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 4, “The Spoils of War,” by exploring the reckonings various characters experienced throughout the episode (14:00). Then, they delve into the backstory of the elite sellswo...Show More
S7E3: The Queen’s Justice | Game of Thrones

1:10:07 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss 'Game of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 3, “The Queen’s Justice,” by exploring its central theme of symbolism vs. substance (9:30) and the history of "preparing for winter" (53:30) before awarding the champion's...Show More
S7E1: Dragonstone | Game of Thrones

1:08:32 | Jul 20th, 2017

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 1, “Dragonstone,” by unpacking its central theme: All of this has happened before; all of this will happen again (9:30). They also go in deep on the Citadel (...Show More
S6E1: The Red Woman | Game of Thrones

56:50 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 1, "The Red Woman," by unpacking its central theme: improvising (9:30). They also share the book version of the Dornish plot (38:00) and crown a free agent as ...Show More
S6E2: Home | Game of Thrones

1:00:28 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 2, "Home," by examining its central theme: teamwork (10:00). They also break down the theories behind Tyrion’s parentage (42:00) before crowning a dead body as...Show More
S6E3: Oathbreaker | Game of Thrones

1:01:31 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 3, "Oathbreaker," by analyzing its central theme: leaps of faith (7:00). They also study the backstory of the Prince That Was Promised (41:00) before crowning ...Show More
S6E4: Book of the Stranger | Game of Thrones

57:47 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 4, "Book of the Stranger," by reviewing its central theme: negotiating in bad faith (8:00). They also detail the history of the dosh khaleen (36:00) before cro...Show More
S6E5: The Door | Game of Thrones

1:03:24 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 5, "The Door," by exploring its central theme: great power, great responsibility (13:00). They also consider the book versions of Bran’s visions (43:00) before...Show More
S6E6: Blood of My Blood | Game of Thrones

50:03 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 6, "Blood of My Blood," by examining its central theme: the family you choose (8:00). They also study the book version of Coldhands (31:00) before crowning a ...Show More
S6E7: The Broken Man | Game of Thrones

47:23 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 7, "The Broken Man," by unpacking its central theme: when the lost cause is the just cause (8:00). They also detail the Blackfish’s history (32:00) before cro...Show More
S6E8: No One | Game of Thrones

46:53 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 8, "No One," by reviewing its central theme: heel turns (8:00). They also explain the history of the Trial of Seven (29:00) before crowning someone as the epi...Show More
S6E9: Battle of the Bastards | Game of Thrones

55:30 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 9, "Battle of the Bastards," by exploring its central theme: redemption (8:00). They also break down the history of great bastards (40:00) before crowning a w...Show More
S6E10: The Winds of Winter | Game of Thrones

1:12:30 | Jul 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season, 6 Episode 10, "The Winds of Winter," by analyzing its central theme: promises kept (25:00). They also consider the backstory behind the Tower of Joy (13:00) before crow...Show More
S5E1: The Wars to Come | Game of Thrones

47:37 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 1, "The Wars to Come," by exploring its central theme: tough conversations (8:00). They also dissect the backstory behind Cersei’s prophecy (30:00) before crow...Show More
S5E2: The House of Black and White | Game of Thrones

48:33 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 2, "The House of Black and White," by unpacking its central theme: temptation (8:30). They also study the history of elections (33:00) before crowning a new le...Show More
S5E3: High Sparrow | Game of Thrones

47:01 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 3, "High Sparrow," by analyzing its central theme: seeking vengeance (8:30). They also review the history of Volantis (30:00) before crowning a queen as the ep...Show More
S5E4: Sons of the Harpy | Game of Thrones

49:30 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 4, "Sons of the Harpy," by breaking down its central theme: the bill comes due (7:00). They also study Barristan’s history (32:00) before crowning a resurgent ...Show More
S5E5: Kill the Boy | Game of Thrones

41:58 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 5, "Kill the Boy," by examining its central theme: revolutionary thinking (7:30). They also detail the history of Old Valyria and greyscale (26:00) before crow...Show More
S5E6: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken | Game of Thrones

46:46 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 6, "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken," by parsing its central theme: idealism and extremism (12:00). They also consider the backstory behind Braavos and the Faceless ...Show More
S5E7: The Gift | Game of Thrones

53:17 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 7, "The Gift," by analyzing its central theme: taking chances (9:00). They also relate the history of the Faith Militant (34:00) before crowning a man of the g...Show More
S5E8: Hardhome | Game of Thrones

50:23 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 8, "Hardhome," by breaking down its central theme: understanding the stakes (7:30). They also explain the backstory of the book versions of the Night King and ...Show More
S5E9: The Dance of Dragons | Game of Thrones

59:59 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 9, "The Dance of Dragons," by unpacking its central theme: sacrifice (9:00). They also delve into the history of how to kill a dragon (40:00) before crowning a...Show More
S5E10: Mother’s Mercy | Game of Thrones

1:00:56 | Jul 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 10, "Mother’s Mercy," by examining its central theme: hatred (16:00). They also review the backstory behind the walk of atonement (48:00), before crowning a re...Show More
S4E1: Two Swords | Game of Thrones

46:37 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 1, "Two Swords," by unpacking its central theme: the new normal that doesn't really exist anymore (6:00). They also explain the history of Valyrian steel (30:0...Show More
S4E2: The Lion and the Rose | Game of Thrones

45:14 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 2, "The Lion and the Rose," by exploring its central theme: spectacle (21:00). They also review the history of poisons (15:30) before crowning a successful plo...Show More
S4E3: Breaker of Chains | Game of Thrones

47:08 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 3, "Breaker of Chains," by examining its central theme: protection (12:00). They also break down the rest of Westeros’s relationship with Dorne (29:30) before ...Show More
S4E4: Oathkeeper | Game of Thrones

46:20 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 4, "Oathkeeper," by dissecting its central theme: the pawns on the board (7:00). They also relate the backstory behind the Lands of Always Winter (29:30) befor...Show More
S4E5: First of His Name | Game of Thrones

44:12 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 5, "First of His Name," by analyzing its central theme: not being ready yet (7:30). They also consider the backstory behind the Lannister gold mine (31:00) bef...Show More
S4E6: The Laws of Gods and Men | Game of Thrones

42:33 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 6, "The Laws of Gods and Men," by parsing its central theme: the process of government (6:00). They also detail the history of the Iron Bank (30:00) before cro...Show More
S4E7: Mockingbird | Game of Thrones

41:49 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 7, "Mockingbird," by probing its central theme: obsession (7:30). They also delve into the backstory of Littlefinger’s upbringing (26:30) before crowning a lon...Show More
S4E8: The Mountain and the Viper | Game of Thrones

50:19 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 8, "The Mountain and the Viper," by unpacking its central theme: vulnerability (8:30). They also study the best fighters in Westeros (33:30) before crowning th...Show More
S4E9: The Watchers on the Wall | Game of Thrones

43:33 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 9, "The Watchers on the Wall," by breaking down its central theme: fighting for the cause (6:00). They also explore the history of the Wall and why to attack i...Show More
S4E10: The Children | Game of Thrones

49:43 | Jun 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 10, "The Children," by analyzing its central theme: destiny (9:30). They also provide the backstory of the Three-Eyed Raven (33:00) before crowning the episode...Show More
S3E1: Valar Dohaeris | Game of Thrones

41:35 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 1, "Valar Dohaeris," by examining its central theme: politics as combat (6:00). They also discuss the backstory of White Walkers (29:00) before crowning the fi...Show More
S3E2: Dark Wings, Dark Words | Game of Thrones

40:20 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 2, "Dark Wings, Dark Words," by analyzing its central theme: reality checks (5:00). They also explain the history of warging (25:00) before crowning a pair of ...Show More
S3E3: Walk of Punishment | Game of Thrones

41:48 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 3, "Walk of Punishment," by unpacking its central theme: the fragility of strength (8:00). They also provide the backstory of the Unsullied (26:30) before crow...Show More
S3E4: And Now His Watch Is Ended | Game of Thrones

39:01 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 4, "And Now His Watch Is Ended," by breaking down its central theme: freelancing and breaking norms (8:00). They also detail the history of the Brotherhood Wit...Show More
S3E5: Kissed by Fire | Game of Thrones

43:12 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 5, "Kissed by Fire," by reviewing its central theme: hard choices (7:30). They also explain the history of the Karstarks (35:30) before crowning a new lover as...Show More
S3E6: The Climb | Game of Thrones

38:04 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 6, "The Climb," by analyzing its central theme: making deals and setting traps (6:00). They also relate the history of the Tullys, Freys, and Riverlands (27:30...Show More
S3E7: The Bear and the Maiden Fair | Game of Thrones

41:34 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 7, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair," by examining its central theme: thinking with your heart (or the other head) (8:00). They also provide the backstory of Slav...Show More
S3E8: Second Sons | Game of Thrones

38:51 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 8, "Second Sons," by exploring its central theme: committing (6:00). They also relate the backstory behind dragonglass (26:30) before crowning one of its wield...Show More
S3E9: The Rains of Castamere | Game of Thrones

56:21 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 9, "The Rains of Castamere," by studying its central theme: ruthlessness. They also discuss the practice of guest rights (9:00) before crowning the Seven Kingd...Show More
S3E10: Mhysa | Game of Thrones

46:03 | Jun 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 10, "Mhysa," by analyzing its central theme: homecoming (8:10). They also consider the history of the Nightfort (32:40) before crowning a repeat episode champi...Show More
S2E1: The North Remembers | Game of Thrones

36:09 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 1, "The North Remembers," by unpacking its central theme: flexing, or shows of power and/or the facade of power (6:00). They also explore the history of Drago...Show More
S2E2: The Night Lands | Game of Thrones

33:26 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 2, "The Night Lands," by parsing its central theme: identity, and how characters are perceived by both themselves and others (5:30). They also break down the ...Show More
S2E3: What Is Dead May Never Die | Game of Thrones

34:45 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss “Game of Thrones” Season 2, Episode 3, "What Is Dead May Never Die," by analyzing its central theme: lessons, from both mentor-protégé relationships and broader teachable moments (5:10). They al...Show More
S2E4: Garden of Bones | Game of Thrones

39:35 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 4, "Garden of Bones," by exploring its central theme: the cost of war (6:00). They also examine the backstory behind the curse of Harrenhal (25:00) before cro...Show More
S2E5: The Ghost of Harrenhal | Game of Thrones

39:23 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 5, "The Ghost of Harrenhal," by analyzing its central theme: the importance of preparation and planning (6:00). They also detail the battles and events leadin...Show More
S2E6: The Old Gods and the New | Game of Thrones

36:54 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss “Game of Thrones” Season 2, Episode 6, "The Old Gods and the New," by parsing its central theme: betrayal (7:17). They also delve into the history of the city of Qarth (25:00) before crowning a ...Show More
S2E7: A Man Without Honor | Game of Thrones

39:13 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Episode 7, "A Man Without Honor," by reviewing its central theme: survival (6:00). They also examine the history of the Wildlings (26:10) before crowning a pair of loc...Show More
S2E8: The Prince of Winterfell | Game of Thrones

41:56 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 8, "The Prince of Winterfell," by studying its central theme, fear, and its various manifestations and effects (6:15). They also provide the backstory of the ...Show More
S2E9: Blackwater | Game of Thrones

36:57 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 9, "Blackwater," by exploring its central theme: risking everything (7:20). They also consider the backstories behind the Lord of Light and blood magic (23:30...Show More
S2E10: Valar Morghulis | Game of Thrones

43:54 | Jun 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 10, "Valar Morghulis," by probing its central theme: winning the battle but not the war (10:00). They also relate the history of the Fist of the First Men (28...Show More
S1E1: Winter Is Coming | Game of Thrones

38:54 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 1, “Winter Is Coming,” by unpacking its central theme: the weight of shared history (7:10). They also provide the backstory of Robert’s Rebellion (19:00) and ...Show More
S1E2: The Kingsroad | Game of Thrones

32:53 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 2, “The Kingsroad,” by parsing its central theme: transitioning and enhancing one’s agency (6:30). They also discuss Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen’s time as ...Show More
S1E3: Lord Snow | Game of Thrones

33:20 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 3, "Lord Snow," by exploring its central theme: institutional decay (6:00). They also explain the history the Mad King and the beef between Ned Stark and Jaim...Show More
S1E4: Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things | Game of Thrones

35:58 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 4, "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things," by dissecting its central theme: the political and personal plots and conspiracies that entangle numerous characte...Show More
S1E5: The Wolf and the Lion | Game of Thrones

35:29 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 5, "The Wolf and the Lion," by examining its central theme: What makes a good ruler (4:25)? They also provide insight on bastards and the importance of a fami...Show More
S1E6: A Golden Crown | Game of Thrones

31:44 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 6, "A Golden Crown," by analyzing its central theme: loyalty and the ramifications when it becomes lost, gained, manipulated, and muddled (5:00). They also ex...Show More
S1E7: You Win or You Die | Game of Thrones

34:52 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 7, "You Win or You Die," by exploring its central theme: the importance of legacy (4:50). They also explain the history of the Night’s Watch, one of the centr...Show More
S1E8: The Pointy End | Game of Thrones

34:18 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 8, "The Pointy End," by considering its central theme: the crucial, life-sustaining practice of building allegiances (3:50). They also review the stories behi...Show More
S1E9: Baelor | Game of Thrones

33:55 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 9, "Baelor," by parsing its central theme: the sometimes bitter pill that is compromise (5:50). They also break down the Battle of the Whispering Wood (20:10)...Show More
S1E10: Fire and Blood | Game of Thrones

34:24 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 10, "Fire and Blood," by unpacking its central theme: rebirth (5:10). They also analyze the backstory behind the “King in the North” title (20:35) and crown a...Show More
Binge Mode: Game of Thrones Trailer

01:21 | Jun 1st, 2017

Get ready for the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere by binge-watching all 60 existing episodes with The Ringer’s experts, Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion, deep-diving one episode at a time to parse the theories, history, characters, and themes tha...Show More