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Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.

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    'Succession' S3E8: "Chiantishire"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 56:15


    Chris and Andy start with the major cliffhanger at the end of the episode before working their way back through the rest of the story (1:00). They talk about Logan and Kendall's tense dinner (21:26), Shiv showing her true colors (29:02), and where the rest of the siblings stand after the penultimate episode (41:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Remembering Stephen Sondheim, 'Hawkeye,' and a Conversation With 'Love Life' Creator Sam Boyd

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 83:05


    Chris and Andy remember Stephen Sondheim, the prolific creator of musicals like 'West Side Story' and 'Assassins,' who died last week (4:46). Then they talk about 'Get Back' (14:59) and the first few episodes of 'Hawkeye' (28:22), before being joined by 'Love Life' creator Sam Boyd to talk about the second season of the show (47:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sam Boyd Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘Succession' S3E7: “Too Much Birthday”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 53:46


    Chris and Andy break down this week's episode of ‘Succession.' They talk about everyone leaving Kendall's lavish birthday party unhappy (2:59), Roman's ascendance as Logan's favorite kid (17:40), and the cameo by Alexander Skarsgard as a Peter Thiel–esque tech titan (24:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘Succession' S3E6: “What It Takes”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 60:20


    Chris and Andy break down this week's episode of ‘Succession.' They talk about the Roys picking a president and all of the horse-trading going on throughout (7:19), how the show is utilizing guest stars this season (36:22), and Kendall and Tom's scene in the diner (46:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home' Trailer, ‘Mayor of Kingstown,' and ‘The Shrink Next Door'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 70:44


    Chris and Andy talk about the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home' trailer and the expectations it sets for what may be the biggest Marvel movie in a while (3:14). Then, they talk briefly about the ‘Party Down' reboot (31:41) before getting into the pilot episodes of ‘Mayor of Kingstown' (36:58) and ‘The Shrink Next Door' (52:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘Succession' S3E5: “Retired Janitors of Idaho”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 47:11


    Chris and Andy break down this week's episode of ‘Succession.' They talk about this episode feeling similar to the first season of the show (1:00), Shiv continuing to fall out of Logan's favor (13:31), and Logan going “piss mad” as a plot point (27:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Hits—and Major Misses—of ‘Eternals'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 60:27


    Chris and Andy talk about the ever-expanding Taylor Sheridan universe (1:00) before getting into the latest installment from the  Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Eternals' (18:15). They talk about how Chloé Zhao's directing shaped the movie (26:54) and discuss some other questionable choices that were made (41:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘Succession' S3E4: “Lion in the Meadow”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 55:14


    Chris and Andy break down this week's episode of ‘Succession.' They talk about the introduction of Adrien Brody's character and how it propelled the plot (1:00), Mt. Rushmore acting from Brian Cox and Nicholas Braun (21:37), and the continued spinout from Matthew Macfadyen's character Tom (32:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    'Eternals' Preview, the 'Station Eleven' Trailer, and 'Love Life' Season 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 61:03


    Ahead of the premiere of 'Eternals,' Chris and Andy talk about where the movie might lead the Marvel franchise (7:32). Plus, 'Station Eleven' might be the only pandemic show we're willing to watch (40:32) and the first two episodes of 'Love Life' Season 2 are a delight (43:21). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    'Succession' S3E3: "Disruption"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 53:10


    Chris and Andy take us through the plot of the latest episode of 'Succession' (2:53) before debating whether or not Kendall is on drugs (37:19) and who is teetering on the edge of the Roy family (42:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    What Is Making 'Dune' Such a Phenomenon? Plus, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'What We Do in the Shadows.'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 54:07


    Chris and Andy talk about the success that 'Dune' is having amid all-time low moviegoing (4:42) and why this heavily science fiction movie has mass appeal (17:53). Plus, the premiere of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' and 'What We Do in the Shadows' gets weird (40:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘Succession' S3E2: “Mass in Time of War”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 51:30


    Chris and Andy talk about ‘Succession' S3E2, “Mass in Time of War.” They discuss the many versions of Kendall we have gotten so far (7:20), the play-like scene of all the siblings in a room (16:58), and the central power Logan still holds (36:29). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    'The Velvet Underground' Documentary, 'The Batman' Trailer, and 'Y: The Last Man's' Cancellation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 56:47


    Chris and Andy talk about what makes 'The Velvet Underground' such a great movie documentary (1:00) before getting into the official trailer for 'Batman' that was released this week (17:39). Then they talk about 'Y: The Last Man' being cancelled (25:58) and 'The Last Duel' flopping at the box office (39:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Breaking Down the Premiere of ‘Succession' Season 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 56:49


    ‘Succession' is back and Chris and Andy are here to break it all down. They give some instant reactions to the episode (1:00), talk about the dueling story lines between Kendall and Logan Roy (22:37), and talk about some of the reasons they are happy to have the show back after a two-year hiatus (38:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and the Art of the Pan. Plus, Previewing ‘Succession' Season 3.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 60:38


    Chris and Andy talk about some reviews that rip apart ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and what critics achieve when they pan a movie (8:45). Then they talk about rumors that the new Batman movie will be three hours long (30:47) before previewing the upcoming season of ‘Succession' (36:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    'Squid Game' and What Constitutes a Hit on TV

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 59:09


    Chris and Andy talk about 'In the Heights' and 'No Time to Die' and what successful movies and TV look like in this COVID era (1:00). Then they talk about what the success of 'Squid Game' means for Netflix before getting into the final few episodes (29:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Does 'Squid Game' Hold the Belt? Plus More Questions From a 'Watch' Mailbag.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 72:08


    Chris and Andy open the mailbag to answer questions about which genres of TV they think will disappear in the future (14:45), whether or not 'Squid Game' currently holds "the belt" and if it's the first international show to do so (39:30), and what their music blindspots are (55:57). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    What Did ‘The Many Saints of Newark' Achieve? Plus, the Life and Legacy of Anthony Bourdain With Tom Vitale.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 100:48


    Chris and Andy have an in-depth discussion about ‘The Many Saints of Newark' (1:11) and where the prequel movie succeeded and failed in continuing the legacy of ‘The Sopranos' (19:32). Then Andy is joined by Tom Vitale, Anthony Bourdain's longtime friend and producer, to talk about the complicated life of the chef and TV star (45:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Tom Vitale Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘The Many Saints of Newark' and the Legacy of ‘The Sopranos,' Plus More 'Squid Game'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 61:27


    On the eve of its release, Chris and Andy talk about ‘The Many Saints of Newark' and why ‘The Sopranos' still holds so much cultural relevance more than a decade after its final episode (1:00). Plus, dipping a toe back into the movie-theater experience (36:19) and more ‘Squid Game' talk (45:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The ‘Squid Game' Phenomenon, ‘Foundation,' and a Conversation With ‘Reservation Dogs' Creator Sterlin Harjo

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 91:58


    Chris and Andy talk about the word-of-mouth phenomenon ‘Squid Game' and how it shows that Netflix still has the power to launch shows (4:00). Then they talk about the heavy-sci-fi world being created in ‘Foundation' (20:48) and the trailers for ‘Sandman' and ‘Licorice Pizza' (33:06) before speaking with ‘Reservation Dogs' creator Sterlin Harjo (46:11). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Sterlin Harjo Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The ‘Reservation Dogs' Finale, ‘Top Chef' News, and an Interview With ‘Midnight Mass' Creators Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 78:11


    Chris and Andy talk about the potential IATSE strike and how it might affect the production industry (1:00), the news that ‘Top Chef' will be heading to Houston next (12:03), and the finale of ‘Reservation Dogs' (27:10). Then Chris is joined by the creators of ‘Midnight Mass,' Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy, to talk about the new show (43:01). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Reacting to the 73rd Emmys, TV's Most Important Night (?)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 56:55


    Chris and Andy break down Sunday night's Emmy awards. They talk about the show itself (1:22), Netflix picking up several awards for ‘The Queen's Gambit' and ‘The Crown' (20:56), ‘Ted Lasso' sweeping the comedy categories, and the ongoing battle between drama and “limited” series (36:39). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Is ‘Reservation Dogs' the Best Show of the Year? Plus, Paramount Shake-up and Emmys Preview.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 53:56


    Chris and Andy talk about Jim Gianopulos's exit from Paramount and the struggles the studio has faced in getting Paramount+ off the ground (3:04). Then they briefly preview the Emmys (21:50) before talking about one of their favorite shows of the year so far, ‘Reservation Dogs' (28:56). Plus, the joy of ‘Feel Good' on Netflix (42:42). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The ‘Hawkeye' Trailer, ‘Y: The Last Man,' and a Conversation With Lindsey Buckingham

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 100:15


    Chris and Andy talk about the ‘Hawkeye' trailer that was just dropped and what we can expect from the new Marvel series (4:45). Then they discuss the first couple of episodes of the comic book adaptation ‘Y: The Last Man' (17:14) before Andy is joined by Lindsey Buckingham to discuss his new solo album and more (36:06). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lindsey Buckingham Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Remembering Micheal K. Williams, the ‘Matrix Resurrections' Trailer, and the Problems With ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 51:44


    Michael K. Williams passed away on Monday. Chris and Andy reflect on his iconic roles in ‘The Wire' and ‘The Night Of' (1:00). Then they talk about the ‘Matrix Resurrections' trailer (10:40) before getting into some of the problems they have with ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story' (25:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘Mayor of Kingstown' Trailer, ‘Only Murders in the Building,' and Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 68:56


    Chris and Andy talk about the trailers that just came out for Taylor Sheridan's ‘Mayor of Kingstown' and the new sci-fi show ‘The Wheel of Time' (4:43). Then they talk about the first few episodes of ‘Only Murders in the Building' (23:19) before Andy is joined by The Killers members Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci (32:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Netflix “Saves” ‘Manifest.' Plus, ‘Stillwater' and ‘100 Foot Wave'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 69:55


    Netflix is bringing back the NBC drama ‘Manifest' for its fourth and final season after it found new life on the streaming service. Chris and Andy talk about why Netflix is putting in time and money to bring back the show (9:22). Plus, Matt Damon's new movie ‘Stillwater' (23:20) and love for ‘100 Foot Wave' (45:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Breaking Down the ‘Spiderman: No Way Home' Trailer. Plus, Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches on Their New Album

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 85:40


    Chris and Andy talk briefly about the new HBO documentary series ‘100 Foot Wave' (1:18) before getting into the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home' trailer that was released this week (15:09). Then Andy is joined by Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches to talk about the process behind creating the band's new album, ‘Screen Violence' (33:05). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lauren Mayberry Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    An October Premier for ‘Succession' and More Fall TV Previews. Plus, Thoughts on ‘The Chair'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 53:55


    Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘Succession' will be back in October for its third season (14:02) before previewing some other fall tv they're excited for like ‘The Morning Show' and ‘Scenes From a Marriage' (23:19). Then they talk about Netflix's new series ‘The Chair' which stars Sandra Oh as the chair of an English department (30:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Poor Timing of ‘Nine Perfect Strangers.' Plus, ‘The Pursuit of Love' Creator Emily Mortimer.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 81:34


    It's hard to not compare David E. Kelley's ‘Nine Perfect Strangers' to Mike White's ‘The White Lotus' since since both follow wealthy people at ritzy resorts. Chris and Andy talk about how one show is much better than the other (1:00). Plus, Andy talks with the creator of ‘The Pursuit of Love,' Emily Mortimer, about how she came to the story (32:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Emily Mortimer Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘The White Lotus' Season Finale and Barry Jenkins on ‘The Underground Railroad'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 87:24


    Chris and Andy break down the season finale of ‘The White Lotus' and reflect on why the season worked so well (1:00). Then they are joined by Barry Jenkins to talk about the challenges of creating ‘The Underground Railroad' (40:49) and what's coming next (1:17:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Barry Jenkins Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘Reservation Dogs,' ‘What If…?,' and a Conversation With Andrew Haigh and Jack O'Connell of ‘The North Water'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 71:21


    Chris and Andy talk about ‘The White Lotus' getting renewed for a second season (3:54) before getting into the first episodes of ‘Reservation Dogs' (10:42) and the Marvel animation series ‘What If…?' (20:17). Then Chris is joined by ‘The North Water' director Andrew Haigh and actor Jack O'Connell to talk about creating the intense new TV show (33:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Andrew Haigh and Jack O'Connell Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Hello Sunshine Sale and What It Means to Have a TV Brand. Plus, ‘The Suicide Squad' and ‘The White Lotus'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 56:47


    Reese Witherspoon's media company, Hello Sunshine, sold to a Blackstone-backed media company for around $900 million last week. Chris and Andy talk about what the sale can tell us about the state of the TV industry right now (1:00). Plus, the newly released ‘The Suicide Squad' adds another notch in the DC vs. Marvel war (25:50), and the penultimate episode of ‘The White Lotus' (41:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    What Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney Tells Us About the Movie Industry Right Now. Plus, the 'House of Gucci' Trailer and 'The White Lotus' Episode 4.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 57:27


    Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over an alleged breach of contract for not releasing 'Black Widow' exclusively in theaters. Chris and Andy talk about what the legal fight tells us about the state of the movie industry right now (6:43). Plus, excitement for the 'House of Gucci' trailer (23:22), how successful the Olympics have been in driving subscriptions to Peacock (33:22), and 'The White Lotus' Episode 4 (43:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and the Problem With Nostalgia Play. Plus, Peacock's Olympics Coverage and 'The North Water.'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 62:40


    Chris and Andy send well wishes to Bob Odenkirk, who suffered a heart-related incident on the set of 'Better Call Saul' (1:00). Then they talk about whether or not Peacock's Olympics coverage has been successful (9:36), the trailer for 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and the trouble you run into when re-making movies based on nostalgia (28:19), and the first two episodes of 'The North Water' (45:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Michaela Coel in the MCU, 'Donda' Musings, 'Ted Lasso,' and 'The White Lotus' Episode 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 61:19


    Chris and Andy catch up on some things they missed during their week off, including news that Michaela Coel will be in 'Black Panther 2' (2:17) and Kanye West taking up residency in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz stadium as he finishes up his forthcoming album 'Donda' (20:59). Then they cover the premiere of 'Ted Lasso' Season 2 (33:59) and the third episode of 'The White Lotus' (43:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Emmy Nominations, the 'Loki' Season Finale, and Where 'Black Widow' Belongs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 71:28


    Chris and Andy break down the Emmy nominations that were announced this week, including the very stacked Limited Series categories (1:39). Then they get into the 'Loki' season finale and what made the series click for them (27:18) before talking about the overall enjoyable 'Black Widow' and where it fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (46:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    'The White Lotus' Premiere and Mailbag Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 67:06

    Chris and Andy discuss the premiere of HBO's new show 'The White Lotus.' Then they answer some listener mailbag questions, including one about their top three favorite episodes of television (33:04). Hosts: Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘Succession' Season 3 Trailer Reaction, Plus ‘Loki' Episode 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 50:56


    Trailers galore! Chris and Andy discuss four recently dropped trailers, starting with the long-awaited ‘Succession' Season 3 trailer (0:19), and moving on to ‘Scenes From a Marriage' (10:06), ‘Mr. Corman' (20:13), and ‘The North Water' (22:03). Then they discuss the fifth and penultimate episode of ‘Loki' and what other stories and characters the MCU is set to explore (28:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Breaking Down the ‘Top Chef: Portland' Season Finale. Plus, ‘Loki' Episode 4.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 63:19


    Chris and Andy break down the season finale of ‘Top Chef' (1:41) and reflect on how COVID impacted this season as a whole (27:25). Then they talk about this week's episode of ‘Loki,' which might be their favorite so far (34:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The ‘Fast & Furious' Franchise and Our Other Cultural Weak Spots. Plus, ‘Evil' and ‘Physical.'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 59:28


    Chris and Andy talk about never seeing the ‘Fast & Furious' movies and how you sometimes miss your window with certain pop culture phenomena (1:00). Then, Chris recommends ‘Evil,' an 'X-Files'-esque CBS drama (25:41) and the guys talk about the surprising darkness in Rose Byrne's '80s workout series, ‘Physical' (33:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    A Streaming Wars Update, ‘Loki' Episode 3, and the Penultimate Episode of ‘Top Chef'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 49:40


    A recent Vulture piece revealed what 12 anonymous Hollywood insiders think about who's really winning the streaming wars. Chris and Andy talk about that and what it means for a service to be “winning” these days (4:30). Then, they break down the most recent episode of ‘Loki' (17:24) and talk about the unusual ending to the penultimate episode of ‘Top Chef' (28:33). Read the Vulture piece here. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The End of Jay-Z, the Omnipresence of Drake, and East Coast vs. West Coast Rap With Wosny Lambre

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 61:22

    Chris is joined by Ringer staff writer Wosny Lambre for a wide-ranging conversation on his TV-watching habits (1:21), Jay-Z (13:11), Drake (29:44), East Coast vs. West Coast rap (43:16), and why he loves ‘Hacks' (52:57). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Wosny Lambre Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Podcasts As IP, the Low Stakes of ‘Loki', and This Week's ‘Top Chef'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 58:10


    Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for the Apple+ series ‘The Shrink Next Door' and how more TV shows are coming from podcasts (11:53). Then, they talk about the latest episode of ‘Loki' (14:37) and this week's episode of ‘Top Chef' (33:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Creators of 'Hacks' on Making One of the Best Shows of the Year So Far | Bonus Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 44:07

    Andy is joined by Jen Statsky, Paul Downs, and Lucia Aniello, the creators of 'Hacks,' to talk about how they came up with the idea for the show (1:37), casting Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder (7:30), and balancing emotion with comedy (19:45). Host: Andy Greenwald Guests: Jen Statsky, Paul Downs, and Lucia Aniello Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘Hacks' Season Finale, Plus ‘In the Heights' at the Box Office

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 52:00


    Chris and Andy discuss the reported box office performance of ‘In the Heights' (5:46). Then they talk about the end of the first season of ‘Hacks' and what they want to see from the show moving forward (18:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Richie Bozek Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘Loki' Is Weird, That's a Good Thing. Plus, Possibly the Best Episode of ‘Top Chef' So Far?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 53:52


    Chris and Andy talk about the first episode of ‘Loki' and why it's watchable even for non-comic-book fans (1:00). Then they get into the latest episode of ‘Top Chef' and talk about what did and didn't work about this week's elimination challenge (26:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    'Le Bureau des Légendes' Season 5 and an Interview With Creator Éric Rochant

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 104:58


    Chris and Andy talk about the fifth and final season of 'Le Bureau des Légendes' and reflect on the series as a whole (1:00) before they are joined by creator Éric Rochant to talk about making the show (54:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Éric Rochant Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    ‘Loki' Is Coming. Are We Ready for More Comic Book TV? Plus, the ‘No Sudden Move' Trailer, ‘Sweet Tooth,' and ‘We Are Lady Parts.'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 49:39


    ‘Loki' is coming: Are we ready for the return of comic book TV after a short hiatus (2:17)? Plus, Chris and Andy cover the ‘No Sudden Move' trailer, the latest heist film from Steven Soderbergh (14:43), and then talk about ‘Sweet Tooth' (27:22) and ‘We Are Lady Parts' (40:09), two shows that they're enjoying right now. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Previewing the Summer TV Slate, Plus ‘Top Chef: Portland’

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 47:34


    Chris and Andy wrap up a few final thoughts on ‘Mare of Easttown’ (7:03) before previewing a few shows that they’re excited about this summer including ‘Sweet Tooth’ and the second season of ‘Betty’ (20:51). Then, they break down the latest episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ (24:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Kate Winslet on the 'Mare of Easttown' Finale and Becoming the Titular Mare | Bonus Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 35:35


    For the second time, Chris and Andy are joined by Kate Winslet to talk about the 'Mare of Easttown' finale reveal, what it meant to her to embody Mare, and acting with an ensemble cast. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kate Winslet Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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