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50:20 | Aug 9th

We break down ‘GLOW’ Season 3 by diving deep on Episode 6, “Outward Bound.” We talk about why we love the show, the ongoing conflict between Ruth and Debbie, and how ‘GLOW’ handles wrestling stereotypes. Hosts: Alison Herman and Michael Baumann

2:00:26 | Jul 9th

Finally, we discuss 'The End of Evangelion' in comparison with the TV series finale and the modern temptation to discount the show’s characters and sexuality as “problematic.” Episodes discussed: 27 - 28 Hosts: Justin Charity, Micah Peters
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40:37 | Jul 6th

We break down the final episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3. We discuss the emotional ending and look ahead to Season 4. Hosts: Alison Herman, Miles Surrey

31:19 | Jul 5th

We break down episodes 4 through 6 of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3, breaking down Hopper's dad-bod corner, the best music cues, and much more. Hosts: Alison Herman, Miles Surrey

43:34 | Jul 4th

We break down episodes 1 through 3 of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3, offering our thoughts on the Russians, the Mind Flayer, Hopper’s dad-bod, characters we ship, our favorite musical cues, and, of course, ’80s nostalgia. Hosts: Alison Herman, Miles...Show More

1:55:08 | Jul 3rd

We discuss the final episodes of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ which introduce the final pilot as well as the final Angel before ending the series on a cathartic if bewildering final note. (Don’t worry, we’ll cover ‘The End of Evangelion’ in the sixth a...Show More

2:32:32 | Jul 2nd

We discuss episodes 15 through 21 of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ which puts Toji in the cockpit of the brand-new Unit-03. Meanwhile, Kaji leads a dangerous investigation of NERV, the Angel in Terminal Dogma, and the real cause of Second Impact. Ep...Show More

2:06:58 | Jun 28th

We discuss episodes 8 through 14 of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ which introduce us to Asuka Langley Soryu, the hot-headed pilot of Unit-02, and which also begin to grapple with the intriguing backstories for Misato, Ritsuko, and Kaji. Episodes cov...Show More

2:30:33 | Jun 25th

We talk about the arrival of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ on Netflix and the changes that accompanied the new release (00:00) before breaking down episodes three through seven, which introduce us to Rei Ayanami, the pilot of Evangelion Unit-00 (08:42). ...Show More

1:23:19 | Jun 21st

In the first episode of our six-part miniseries on the 1995 classic ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ we break down the context of the show, explain its importance and impact in both anime and the TV canon, and discuss the show's main character, Shinji Ikar...Show More

40:09 | Jun 10th

We discuss the 12th and final episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “Extreme Sandbox.” We break down Axe’s acquisition of Taylor back under Axe Cap, Connerty’s fall from grace, and make predictions for what's in store next season. Hosts: Alison Herman,...Show More

40:31 | Jun 3rd

We discuss the 11th episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “Lamster.” We break down Wendy’s change of heart during her medical license hearing, Axe’s intervention by the hands of his own staff, Rebecca’s deal with Taylor, and Connerty’s breaking of the law ...Show More

41:28 | May 27th

We discuss the tenth episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “New Year’s Day.” We break down Wendy’s fight to keep her medical license, Axe’s painting problem, Taylor’s new romance, and Wags’s cuddling session. Hosts: Alison Herman, Kate Knibbs Wendy...Show More

50:26 | May 27th

The final episode of Season 2 is basically an hour of Eve having a panic attack (3:27). Carolyn reveals that she was manipulating Eve in typical Carolyn fashion (5:37), and there are some amazing Rome location shots (25:41). Plus, a final edition of ...Show More

51:05 | May 20th

The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee break down everything from the finale of the biggest show on television, discussing winners and losers, picking nits, and reminiscing on what made ‘Game of Thrones’ so great in the first place. Hosts: Zach ...Show More

42:43 | May 20th

In the penultimate episode of Season 2, we see Villanelle crush two pasta dishes in a row to get an invite to Rome (1:53), Eve have a conference call threesome with her coworker (16:52), and some European decor inspiration (19:07). Plus, predictions ...Show More

48:56 | May 17th

The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 6 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ They break down the teaser for the final episode (01:40), theorize who will sit on the Iron Throne (19:00), and offer their key pl...Show More

35:13 | May 16th

We break down everything from Season 2 of ‘Barry’ and discuss our favorite episodes, moments, and quotes from the season before offering predictions and insights into the Season 2 finale and Season 3 (slight spoiler warning!). Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Ch...Show More

44:45 | May 13th

Eve and Niko's relationship has finally reached its breaking point and apparently Eve has never heard of breakup sex (2:36). MI-6 enlists Villanelle to get closer to Aaron Peele's sister and she dons an American persona to do so (18:25). And why do C...Show More

47:01 | May 10th

The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 5 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:22) and make predictions for what they think will happen (12:...Show More

43:54 | May 6th

Villanelle and Eve come to face to face for the first time this season after Eve orders a hit on herself (2:16). In a parallel to the first season, they have another sexually charged meeting in Eve's kitchen (20:34). Villanelle dresses like only Vill...Show More

47:38 | May 3rd

The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 4 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:24), discuss what fate lies ahead for Cersei based on The Val...Show More

45:38 | May 1st

We break down everything from Season 2 of ‘Cobra Kai,’ handing out awards for MVP, LVP, Most 2019 Moment, and much more. Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Miles Surrey, Chris Almeida

38:10 | Apr 29th

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Paolo Uggetti discuss the seventh episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “Infinite Game.” They break down Chuck’s pet problem and Wendy and Axe’s attack on Taylor and the difficult decision they have to make because of it. ...Show More

41:56 | Apr 29th

Eve's work-life balance continues to deteriorate, but she does manage to find "The Ghost" (7:41). Villanelle tries to get over Eve by going on a drug-fueled bender (19:21) and looks fabulous while doing so (24:08). Plus, awards for quote of the week ...Show More

56:46 | Apr 26th

The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 3 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:27), discuss whether Bran knows more about the Night King tha...Show More

43:35 | Apr 22nd

Eve and Villanelle continue to circle each other as Villanelle works on getting her mojo back (2:56). It's probably telling that we're just now learning what Eve's husband Niko does (5:20). If you're wearing counterfeit fashion, Villanelle will come ...Show More

47:02 | Apr 19th

The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 2 of ‘Game of Thrones’. They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:22), discuss Daenerys’s dragons in the North (20:49), and tal...Show More

37:00 | Apr 15th

Eve has some new coworkers and there could be a new female assassin (2:07). Villanelle is still healing from her stab wound and doesn't pick the best place to take refuge (17:15). Plus: our favorite outfits (23:56) and quotes of the week (25:27). ...Show More

45:00 | Apr 12th

With the Season 8 premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ fast approaching, The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen next. They discuss past season premieres (1:32), their theory of the week (18:35), and who the k...Show More

45:22 | Apr 10th

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins and Juliet Litman explain their love for Freeform's 'The Bold Type' (1:03). Season 3 kicks off with Jane battling the new head of "the dot com" (16:53), Kat dealing with the fall out from her breakup with Adena (31:48), an...Show More

40:03 | Apr 8th

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Miles Surrey discuss the fourth episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “Overton Window”. They breakdown Chuck’s big speech, the implications it has on his and Wendy’s relationship going forward, and Chuck and Axe’s relatively ...Show More

30:05 | Apr 8th

The Season 2 premiere of 'Killing Eve' kicks off just 30 seconds after the finale. Eve is in the middle of a mental breakdown and working on her work-life balance (3:44), Jodie Comer is in the hospital with a stab wound (10:17), and Carolyn is still ...Show More

39:01 | Apr 4th

Ahead of the Season 2 premiere of 'Killing Eve,' we explain why the show is so important to us (4:11), talk about our favorite looks (11:10) and one-liners from the season (18:03), and name some characters to watch in Season 2 (27:36). Hosts: Ali...Show More

31:08 | Mar 18th

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Miles Surrey break down the first episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “Chucky Rhoades’s Greatest Game.” They discuss Chuck attempting to drum up good will after being ousted as attorney general and the ongoing battle betwee...Show More

36:56 | Feb 25th

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion break down the finale of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “Now Am Found”.

31:40 | Feb 18th

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the seventh episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “The Final Country.” Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze real-life crimes that resemble the one on the show...Show More

34:59 | Feb 15th

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Claire McNear analyze the kidnappings, interviews, and most unbelievable moments of ‘Abducted in Plain Sight,’ the latest true-crime documentary from Netflix.   Hosts: Alison Herman and Claire McNear

26:59 | Feb 11th

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the sixth episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “Hunters in the Dark.” Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context around the show’s time period. With on...Show More

29:48 | Feb 1st

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the fifth episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “If You Have Ghosts.” Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context around the show’s time period. Chris an...Show More

30:41 | Jan 28th

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the fourth episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “The Hour and the Day.” Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context around the show’s time period. Chris...Show More

34:12 | Jan 21st

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the third episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “The Big Never.” Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context around the show’s time period. Chris and Jas...Show More

25:29 | Jan 14th

In the debut of our ‘True Detective’ aftershow, our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context. Is Season 3 somehow connected to Season 1? Hosts: Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion

27:09 | Jan 14th

Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context. Is Season 3 part of the Nic Pizzolatto expanded universe? Hosts: Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion

31:43 | Aug 13th, 2018

Ringer staff writers Micah Peters and Alison Herman are joined by comedian and writer Travon Free to break down the Season 3 premiere of ‘Insecure.’ The trio hand out their awards for the episode’s worst decision (1:35), best music cue (8:00), most a...Show More

1:07:49 | Aug 6th, 2018

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with staff writer Justin Charity to discuss the jarring events of the season's final episode (1:00), its most lasting moments (17:30), and who should be crowned the winner of the episode (21:20). Then, ...Show More

45:05 | Aug 2nd, 2018

In honor of The Ringer's list of 100 best TV episodes of the 21st century, Amanda Dobbins, Shea Serrano, and Jason Gallagher discuss this episode's MVPs (10:03), the most iconic moment (13:57), and Shea's new book, 'Conference Room, Five Minutes' (27...Show More

59:29 | Aug 1st, 2018

In honor of The Ringer’s list of 100 best TV episodes of the 21st century, Sean Fennessey, Amanda Dobbins, and Andy Greenwald discuss why “The Suitcase” was picked over other episodes of ‘Mad Men’ (2:27), the themes that make it so great (15:33), and...Show More

48:02 | Jul 31st, 2018

In honor of The Ringer’s list of 100 best TV episodes of the 21st century, Juliet Litman, Chris Ryan, and David Shoemaker revisit “The Constant” from the series ‘Lost.’ They discuss why this episode made the list (8:48), the lost art of fitting plot ...Show More

28:39 | Jul 30th, 2018

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Jason Concepcion, and Katie Baker discuss which character won the episode (1:00) and how we saw a different side of the Roy family (18:45). Then they give their predictions for the finale (22:45) and more.

1:04:17 | Jun 11th, 2018

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Alison Herman get together over a foosball table and some red wine to celebrate the Season 3 finale of ‘Billions.’ They talk about Chuck’s downfall (6:54), the way Connerty and Taylor are becoming their...Show More

58:08 | Jun 4th, 2018

It’s comp day at Axe Capital! And also the second-to-last episode of the third season of 'Billions.' The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Mallory Rubin discuss Chuck Sr.’s sage advice to Taiga (4:54), Salt Bae’s cameo (40:08), and what the future of the s...Show More

42:40 | May 28th, 2018

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Miles Surrey connect to discuss that Ben Kim elevator scene (3:43), comparisons between Jock Jeffcoat and Rex Tillerson (9:53), and Maria Sharapova’s cameo (25:50).

38:30 | May 21st, 2018

The Ringer's Alison Herman and Miles Surrey discuss the introduction of John Malkovich's character, Russian oligarch Grigor Andolov (3:05); how art imitates life through Jock Jeffcoat (14:!3); and how Axe and Taylor's relationship continues to evolve...Show More

49:49 | May 14th, 2018

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Chris Almeida link up to talk about Ari Spyros’s cringiest moments of the episode (17:06), the tense relationship between Axe and Taylor (10:42), and their MVPs and LVPs of the week (35:32).

46:19 | May 11th, 2018

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Micah Peters discuss the Season 2 finale of 'Atlanta' (4:17), the highlights of this season (24:13), and aspects of the season they wish had been different (37:49). More from The Ringer:The ‘Atlanta...Show More

1:09:39 | May 7th, 2018

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Alison Herman discuss this Very Chuck Episode (5:00), Wendy's unsubtle seduction technique (29:17), and the best pop culture references of the week (45:56).

19:56 | May 4th, 2018

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Andrew Gruttadaro, and Micah Peters take a trip down memory lane with this throwback episode. They discuss the heartbreaking twist (3:48), the best '90s moment (14:59), and what may be in store during next week's season f...Show More

28:25 | Apr 30th, 2018

The Ringer's Alison Herman and Miles Surrey discuss the significance of Chuck and Axe being on the same side (5:11), the most scarring food moments of the episode (7:32), and this week's MVPs (17:47). More from The Ringer:Read Miles' 'Billions' r...Show More

43:29 | Apr 27th, 2018

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Justin Charity discuss Pajama Jam (2:30), why Earn and Paper Boy's falling out was inevitable (14:13), and the episode's LVPs (38:33). More from The Ringer:Subscribe to 'The Dave Chang Show'Subscribe t...Show More

44:42 | Apr 23rd, 2018

The Ringer's David Shoemaker introduces a brand-new podcast, which will cover Season 2 of HBO's 'Westworld.' Subscribe to the 'Westworld: The Recappables' feed here. Don't worry, we will continue our recaps of 'Atlanta' and 'Billions' in this...Show More

30:52 | Apr 23rd, 2018

The Ringer's Sean Fennessey and Alison Herman discuss learning more about Taylor's life outside of Axe Capital (12:30), the best quotes from this episode (16:38), and why Dollar Bill is the Loser of the Week (26:37).

24:27 | Apr 20th, 2018

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Andrew Gruttadaro, and Justin Charity discuss Al's emotional journey through the woods (1:00), deer guts (4:32), and Brian Tyree Henry's Emmy-worthy performance (13:12).

55:33 | Apr 16th, 2018

The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Mallory Rubin discuss how terrible Chuck is (1:55), why Taylor isn't as interesting this season (25:47), and the most scarring scene of the week (and maybe the year) featuring Chuck Sr. (37:05). More from The Ringer:...Show More

26:58 | Apr 13th, 2018

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Micah Peters, and Justin Charity discuss Van's drama-filled trip to Drake's New Year's Eve party (1:04), how we learned Darius is back to normal after last week (6:32), and this week's MVP (19:46). More from The Ringe...Show More

53:45 | Apr 9th, 2018

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Sean Fennessey break down how Axe is flexing behind the scenes to stay in the game (9:48), this week's MVPs (24:06), and the line of the episode (42:06). You can find the official Ringer web store here: http://bit.ly/r...Show More

39:27 | Apr 6th, 2018

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Victor Luckerson discuss the main themes of this week's wild ride with Darius (1:37), the commentary Donald Glover may have been making about his own career (17:58), and the most unsettling moments of t...Show More

39:37 | Apr 2nd, 2018

The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Mallory Rubin discuss the introduction of the “Winkletech” twins (4:58), how on earth Wags was banned from Little League baseball for life (10:07), what's different about Taylor this season (18:35), and how Lara is still...Show More

16:07 | Mar 30th, 2018

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Chris Ryan, and Justin Charity discuss what happens when Al's barber takes him on a wild adventure (1:51), the best hustle of the episode (5:21), and how this season of the show continues to be different from anything els...Show More

36:18 | Mar 26th, 2018

The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Mallory Rubin discuss where we left off since last season of 'Billions' (2:13), the most scarring scene of the Season 3 premiere (13:39), Axe's new bachelor lifestyle (21:27), and what they're looking forward to the most...Show More

26:07 | Mar 23rd, 2018

The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Micah Peters take a trip to Oktoberfest with Van and Earn and discuss their extremely awkward relationship conversations (3:47), the most surreal moment of the episode (10:55), and the least valuable pl...Show More

22:49 | Mar 16th, 2018

Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Micah Peters discuss what happens when Earn and Paperboy finally get a major payday (1:42), the crew's failed attempts to stunt (12:51), and what happens when you try to drunkenly race Michael Vick in a parking lot ...Show More

25:28 | Mar 9th, 2018

The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins, Hannah Giorgis, and Justin Charity unpack the music industry tropes that pop up when Earn and Paperboy visit a streaming service that definitely isn't Spotify (11:18). They also discuss Tracy’s failed gift card scheme (8:...Show More

20:30 | Mar 2nd, 2018

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, K. Austin Collins, and Micah Peters discuss the Season 2 premiere of 'Atlanta' and hand out awards for the scenes they can't stop thinking about (4:22), the best guest star (10:40), and, of course, that alligator moment (...Show More

35:01 | Feb 26th, 2018

The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Micah Peters discuss the award-winning first season of ‘Atlanta’ ahead of the Season 2 premiere. They give the award for the best episode (6:00), list their favorite guest stars (17:40) and what they’re...Show More

01:22 | Feb 23rd, 2018

'The Recappables' is a show that will bring you instant breakdowns of every episode of ‘Atlanta’ Season 2. Hosted by Ringer culture editor Amanda Dobbins and a rotating panel of Ringer staffers. 'The Recappables' premieres on February 26 with a look...Show More