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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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    The Latest Episode of 'Industry,' 'A League of Their Own,' and the Problems With 'She-Hulk: Attorney At Law'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 63:39

    Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of 'Industry' and the way the show is using traditional TV conventions to its advantage (2:01). Then, Andy talks about how 'A League of Their Own' is finding a separate voice from the original movie (31:33), and they review the first episode of 'She-Hulk: Attorney At Law' (48:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The ‘Better Call Saul' Series Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 59:04

    Chris and Andy talk about the series finale of ‘Better Call Saul.' They talk about whether or not the creators stuck the landing (1:00), the major plot points that were revealed in the finale (14:57), and the feat of long-form storytelling that is ‘Breaking Bad' and ‘Better Call Saul' (37:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'Reservation Dogs,' 'Bluey,' and the Value of Creative Originality. Plus, 'Sandman' Showrunner Allan Heinberg.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 76:20

    Andy talks about the importance of the creative originality coming from shows like 'Reservation Dogs' and 'Bluey' (1:00) and ranks his 10 favorite 'Bluey' episodes (10:39). Then he is joined by 'Sandman' showrunner Allan Heinberg to talk about what is was like to bring Neil Gaiman's comic to the screen (24:01). Host: Andy Greenwald Guest: Allan Heinberg Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Breaking Down the Penultimate Episode of 'Better Call Saul'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 60:19

    Chris and Andy talk briefly about the continued fallout at Warner Bros. and HBO Max (1:00). Then, they get into this week's penultimate episode of 'Better Call Saul', the Emmy-worthy performance by Rhea Seehorn in this episode (12:12), and what could be coming in next week's series finale (40:14). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Is Going on at HBO Max? Plus, ‘Reservation Dogs' Is Back and Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on 'Industry' Season 2.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 77:20

    Chris and Andy talk about all of the drama going on with Warner Bros. Discovery, including the choice to not release ‘Batgirl' and the quiet removal of movies and shows from HBO Max (1:00). Then they talk about the return of ‘Reservation Dogs' for its second season (24:43), before they are joined by ‘Industry' creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay to talk about the making of the second season (32:04). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'Better Call Saul' S6E11, Plus the 'Andor' Trailer, and 'Industry' Is Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 63:31

    Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for 'Andor' that dropped this week and some storylines the series might be exploring (1:00). Then, they talk about the most recent episode of 'Better Call Saul', which featured two very important cameos (14:48), before talking about the Season 2 premiere of 'Industry' (38:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Simple Pleasure of ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.' Plus, ‘Irma Vep' Filmmaker Olivier Assayas.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 73:40

    Chris and Andy talk about the allegations that old episodes of ‘Stranger Things' are being reedited and the interesting possibilities it introduces for streaming television (1:00). Then they talk about the sweet animated movie ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On' (20:15), before Andy is joined by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas to talk about his decision to remake his 1996 movie ‘Irma Vep' into an eight-part miniseries (27:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Olivier Assayas Production: Kaya McMullen and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All of the Marvel News Out of Comic-Con, Plus 'Better Call Saul' S6E10

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 54:04

    Chris and Andy talk about all of the Marvel news that came out of Comic-Con this weekend, including what we can expect from Phase Five of the MCU (1:00) and the trailer for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' (13:36). Then, they break down the latest episode of 'Better Call Saul' (28:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Mid-Summer Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 46:17

    Chris and Andy open up the mailbag to take stock of our TV landscape as we reach the midpoint of summer. They talk about the ‘House of the Dragon' trailer (1:00), some of their favorite performances of the year (23:54), and whether we're trending back to a more traditional delineation between TV and movies (30:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Creator Peter Gould on What Might Be the Best Episode of 'Better Call Saul' Yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 67:48

    Chris and Andy are joined by 'Better Call Saul' showrunner Peter Gould to talk about the making of tonight's defining episode (11:17), why 'Better Call Saul' could not exist without 'Breaking Bad' (28:13), and how he's feeling as the show is coming to an end (45:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Peter Gould Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Emmy Nominations and 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 76:01

    Chris and Andy return to chat trailers, awards, and more! They begin by reacting to the extended trailer for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (5:50). They then discuss recent news of Emmy noms and snubs (14:45) before moving on the chat about their viewing experience of 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (39:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Return of ‘Better Call Saul', Plus, the Season 3 Finale of ‘The Boys'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 62:02

    Chris and Andy return to share their thoughts on the most recent episode of ‘Better Call Saul'. They pay homage to the show's incredible writing (2:00), wonder what the fallout of this episode will be (15:00), and discuss whether a flash-forward is imminent (35:00). Finally, they share their thoughts on the Season 3 finale of ‘The Boys' (40:00). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Our Mid-2022 Top 10 Shows

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 59:49

    Chris and Andy are back to count down the best shows of the year … so far! They begin the episode by discussing the runners-up that didn't make their top 10 lists (1:10), then divulge their contenders for best shows of 2022 at the midway point (25:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Colby Minifie on ‘The Boys' Season 3, Plus Why You Should Be Watching ‘Irma Vep'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 63:45

    Andy talks about ‘The Old Man' getting renewed for a second season, and why you should give the new HBO show ‘Irma Vep' a chance (1:00). Then, he's joined by actress Colby Minifie to talk about her work as a stage actress (16:47) and how it prepared her for ‘The Boys' (36:51). Host: Andy Greenwald Guest: Colby Minifie Producer: Kaya McMullen Check out the ‘Baranksi BBQ '22' Playlist here. Donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Seven Reasons Why We Love ‘The Bear,' Plus ‘The Boys' Check-in and ‘The Old Man'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 63:11

    Chris and Andy talk about the third episode of ‘The Old Man' and what marks some turning points for the show (6:25). Then, they do a midseason check-in with ‘The Boys' (20:22) before talking about why they love ‘The Bear' (29:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jon Snow Returns and the Letdown of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi.' Plus, Jeremy Allen White on His Exciting New Show, ‘The Bear.'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 74:07

    Chris and Andy talk about the news that a ‘Game of Thrones' Jon Snow sequel series is in the works and what that could look like (1:00). Then they talk about the season finale of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi' (13:23) and the exciting new chef show ‘The Bear' (33:40), before Chris is joined by the star of ‘The Bear,' Jeremy Allen White, to talk more about the show (45:10). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jeremey Allen White Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘The Old Man' Is A Classic Thriller. Plus, the ‘Hacks' Renewal and ‘Industry' Is Coming Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 52:13

    Chris and Andy touch on some news and notes, like ‘Hacks' getting renewed for a third season (1:00), Andy making his way through ‘For All Mankind' (15:15), and ‘Industry' Season 2 getting a release date (19:00). Then, they talk about the first two episodes of the new Jeff Bridges thriller series ‘The Old Man' (21:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The ‘Barry' Season Finale. Plus, ‘Hacks' Season 2 With Creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, and Paul W. Downs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 76:19

    Chris and Andy talk about the Season 3 finale of ‘Barry' and what puts this show in the conversation for best things they've seen this year (1:00). Then they talk briefly about the new Ben Whishaw show ‘This Is Going to Hurt' (27:50), before Andy is joined by ‘Hacks' creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, and Paul W. Downs to talk about the second season of the show (37:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, and Paul W. Downs Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Shake-Up At Disney, 'Obi-Wan Kenobi,' and Gail Simmons on This Season of 'Top Chef'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 77:50

    Chris and Andy talk about Peter Rice, Disney's top TV executive, being ousted from the company and what it might mean for the brand's streaming plans going forward (1:00). Then, they talk briefly about the latest episode of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (21:37), before they are joined by 'Top Chef' judge Gail Simmons to talk about the latest season of 'Top Chef' and how the show has evolved over its almost 20 seasons (28:45). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘The Boys' Is Back and More Gory Than Ever. Plus, ‘Barry' Is Only Getting Better

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 54:45

    Chris and Andy talk about some of the news coming out of Netflix's Geeked Week, including a new show from the creators of ‘Dark' (1:00). Then, they talk about the return of ‘The Boys' for its third season and how the show continues to nail its tone (17:21), before talking about the latest episode of ‘Barry' (35:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘Top Gun: Maverick' Was Great, Here's What It Needed More of. Plus, Emmy Rossum on ‘Angelyne'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 90:31

    Chris and Andy talk about what they loved about ‘Top Gun: Maverick' and what the action-packed movie could have used even more of (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi' (38:04), before Andy is joined by Emmy Rossum to talk about the making of her new series, ‘Angelyne' (46:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Emmy Rossum Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Finale of ‘We Own This City' With Showrunner George Pelecanos

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 65:38

    Chris and Andy are joined by George Pelecanos, the showrunner for ‘We Own This City,' to talk about why he felt compelled to tell this story and return to the setting of Baltimore (9:34), John Bernthal's performance as Wayne Jenkins (36:02), and the final episode of the series (46:29). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: George Pelecanos Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Breaking Down the First Two Episodes of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi.' Plus: 'Top Chef: Houston'.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 64:43

    Chris and Andy talk about the first two episode of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (11:09) and the efforts the show is making to differentiate itself from 'The Mandalorian' and 'The Book of Boba Fett' (23:54). Then they talk about the penultimate episode of 'Top Chef: Houston,' which may be their favorite of the season so far (46:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The ‘Better Call Saul' Midseason Finale. Plus, the New ‘Mission: Impossible' Trailer and ‘Barry'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 66:32

    Chris and Andy talk about the new trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One' (1:00). Then, they get into the midseason finale of ‘Better Call Saul' and reignite the debate on whether it's better than ‘Breaking Bad' (16:31). Finally, they talk about the latest episode of ‘Barry' (50:31). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘Star Wars' Says That TV Was the Plan All Along, Plus the ‘Atlanta' Season 3 Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 64:29

    Chris and Andy talk about the 'Vanity Fair' piece on Lucasfilm's efforts to create a fleet of ‘Star Wars' TV shows, and how there are seemingly no new movies on the horizon (1:00). Then, they talk about ‘She-Hulk' and Marvel's own respective plans for more TV shows (31:16), before recapping the Season 3 finale of ‘Atlanta' and reflecting on the season as a whole (41:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘Better Call Saul' Paces Itself. Plus, Will ‘Conversations With Friends' Take Off Like ‘Normal People' Did?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 54:08

    Chris and Andy talk about the final episode of the first half of ‘Better Call Saul' Season 6 (1:00) and whether the final season needed to be split into two parts (15:48). Then they talk about the first few episodes of the newest screen adaptation of a Sally Rooney book, ‘Conversations With Friends' (25:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Don't Forget About ‘Hacks.' Plus, ‘We Own This City' Ep. 3, and Lewis Pullman of ‘Outer Range'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 78:44

    Chris and Andy talk about the return of ‘Hacks' for its second season, and why it's a show you should make time for despite the current deluge of television (1:00). Then, they talk about the third episode of ‘We Own This City' (28:28) before Chris is joined by Lewis Pullman, who plays Rhett on ‘Outer Range,' to talk about the show's season finale (49:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Lewis Pullman Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Better Call Saul' S6E5, ‘Doctor Strange' Is Back, and Jamie Hector on ‘We Own This City'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 70:14

    Chris and Andy talk about the uneventfulness of this week's episode of ‘Better Call Saul' as we near the end of the first half of the final season (1:00). Then, they talk about the lack of stakes and poor special effects in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' (20:24), before Chris is joined by Jamie Hector to talk about his role on ‘We Own This City' (47:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Jamie Hector Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' and 'House of Dragon' Trailers, and an 'Atlanta' Season 3 Check In. Plus: Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 86:58

    Chris and Andy talk about the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' and 'House of Dragon' trailers that dropped this week and whether or not event-izing TV is the only way to get people to watch it (1:00). Then they talk about the different energies coming from this season of 'Atlanta' so far (25:18), before Andy is joined by Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch to talk about their new album 'A Bit of Previous' (43:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Stuart Murdoch Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘Better Call Saul' S6E4, Plus Thoughts on ‘Barry' and ‘Winning Time'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 62:51

    Chris and Andy talk about the latest episode of ‘Better Call Saul,' and the hollowness of Jimmy and Kim's relationship (1:00). Then, they catch up on ‘Winning Time' (29:30), ‘Barry' (47:53), and that feeling when watching something starts to become a chore. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trouble at Netflix, ‘Under the Banner of Heaven,' ‘We Own This City,' and ‘Slow Horses' Author Mick Herron

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 73:45

    Chris and Andy talk about some of the troubles at Netflix and some of the belt-tightening the company is doing (1:00). Then they talk about the new detective series ‘Under the Banner of Heaven' (15:39) and the first episode of ‘We Own This City' (20:41), before Chris is joined by 'Slow Horses' author Mick Herron to talk about about the television adaptation of his book (43:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mick Herron Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘Better Call Saul' S6E3

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 48:03

    Chris and Andy break down the most recent episode of ‘Better Call Saul,' and talk about the death of a major character (1:00), how the show is already halfway through the first part of Season 6 (22:46), and what is still to come (34:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Aya Cash and Liz Hannah on the Making of ‘The Girl From Plainville,' and the Season 2 Premiere of ‘Russian Doll'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 77:51

    Andy touches on the ‘Severance' season finale and the news that Netflix is losing subscribers (1:03). He is then joined by ‘The Girl From Plainville' showrunner Liz Hannah and star Aya Cash to talk about why they were drawn to making this show (17:34), and their love for the second season of ‘Russian Doll' (54:35). Host: Andy Greenwald Guests: Liz Hannah and Aya Cash Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Breaking Down the First Two Episodes of ‘Better Call Saul' Season 6, With Joanna Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 57:08

    Chris is joined by Joanna Robinson to talk about the first two episodes of ‘Better Call Saul' Season 6. They talk about getting up to speed after the show's two-year hiatus (1:00), where we find Kim and Jimmy's relationship (25:15), and try to make some predictions for where the season might go (34:55). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Joanna Robinson Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'Outer Range' is 'True Detective' Meets 'Yellowstone' Meets 'Twilight Zone'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 48:29

    Chris is joined by The Ringer's Rob Mahoney to talk about their feelings about 'Moon Knight' three episodes in (1:00), 'Winning Time' finally starting to heat up now that it's getting to the basketball (21:17), and their excitement for the first two episodes of 'Outer Range' (29:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Rob Mahoney Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Return of ‘Better Call Saul' and the Season Finales of ‘Severance' and ‘The Dropout'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 55:13

    Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about the poor box office numbers for Michael Bay's ‘Ambulance' and what it means for action movies (1:03). Then they talk about the imminent return of ‘Better Call Saul' after a two-year hiatus (11:08), the ‘Severance' season finale and what it means for Season 2 (18:43), and the season finale of ‘The Dropout' (37:01). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Scenes of 'Tokyo Vice' With Director Michael Mann

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 60:47

    This week, Chris is joined by The Ringer's Juliet Litman to assemble their dream prime-time TV lineups (0:00). Then, Chris speaks with director Michael Mann about his work on the pilot episode for the HBO Max series ‘Tokyo Vice' (34:37). Mann breaks down shooting on location in Japan, Japanese film, and more (46:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Juliet Litman, Michael Mann Producer: Devon Renaldo  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jerrod Carmichael's Breakout Weekend, ‘Atlanta,' ‘Moon Knight,' and ‘Winning Time' With Charles Holmes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 69:07

    Chris is joined by 'Ringer-verse' cohost Charles Holmes to talk about Jerrod Carmichael's hosting stint on 'Saturday Night Live' and his new special, ‘Rothaniel' (2:11). Then they talk about the third episode of ‘Atlanta' (28:04), ‘Moon Knight' (41:56), and ‘Winning Time' (49:56). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Charles Holmes Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘Moon Knight' and ‘Slow Horses' Are Here. Plus: ‘Winning Time' Heats Up and ‘The Girl From Plainville' Surprises.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 65:08

    Chris and Andy talk about ‘House of the Dragon' and ‘The Lord of the Rings' series getting dueling release dates (1:00). Plus: The first episode of ‘Moon Knight' (18:47) and anticipation for ‘Slow Horses' (32:04), ‘Winning Time' is finally getting good (41:03), and ‘The Girl From Plainville' has what some other ripped-from-the-headlines shows don't (50:33). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hiro Murai on ‘Atlanta' Season 3 and ‘Station Eleven.' Plus, Where Do the Oscars Go From Here?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 77:23

    Chris and Andy talk about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock and other moments from an otherwise boring Oscars (1:00). Then they talk about the first two episodes of ‘Atlanta' Season 3 (28:06) before they are joined by director Hiro Murai to talk about the difficulties of making seasons 3 and 4 of the show after such a long break and his work on one of the best shows of last year, ‘Station Eleven' (36:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Hiro Murai Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ‘Atlanta' Is Back and It's Like It Never Left. Plus, ‘Pachinko' With Creator Soo Hugh.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 70:26

    Chris and Andy talk about some of the behind-the-scenes drama going on with ‘Mission: Impossible 7,' including multiple COVID delays (1:00). Then they talk about the long-awaited return of ‘Atlanta' for its third season (18:24) and the beauties of ‘Pachinko' (31:30), before Chris is joined by ‘Pachinko' creator Soo Hugh to talk about the challenges of adapting such a richly detailed book (41:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Soo Hugh Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who's Holding the Creative Reins Over at ‘Star Wars'? Plus, ‘Winning Time,' ‘Severance,' and ‘Top Chef.'

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 57:12

    Chris and Andy talk about some rewrites to the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi' series that were made to prevent the show from being too similar to ‘The Mandalorian' and what it tells us about the creative vision for the various ‘Star Wars' shows (1:08). Then they talk about the latest episodes of ‘Winning Time' (24:14), ‘Severance' (32:51), and ‘Top Chef' (40:15). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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