The World We Deserve - A True Detective Podcast

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The World We Deserve is Bald Move’s officially unofficial podcast for HBO’s True Detective anthology. Join us each week for an in depth discussion on the show’s characters, themes, and mysteries.

Episode Date
303 - The Big Never

HBO's True Detective continues to build their triple layer mystery over three decades in "The Big Never". A lot of new clues come to light; the children being secretive in the woods; handwritten notes and maps; a photo of Will taking communion that looks suspiciously like the way his body was staged in death. Meanwhile detective West recruits Hayes to help with the re-opened case in the 90's, and in 2015 Hayes has to face gaps and inconsistencies with the official investigation while being confronted by the ghosts of his past. All this plus a rollicking discussion of feedback and the latest theories harvested from the psycho-sphere!

Jan 22, 2019
301 & 302 - The Great War and Modern Memory & Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

We've checked out the first two episodes of HBO's True Detective season three, and there is so much to talk about! Reliable unreliable narrators, parallel time structures, two macho, damaged cops who aren't afraid to roll up their sleeves and get hands on with crime, and in the center, a missing persons case with strange, unexplained details. It feels a lot like season one, but Mahershala Ali brings a stellar performance to a character that is dealing with post-war trauma and racism in middle America. And don't get us started on moon phases!

Jan 15, 2019
Season 3 Preview

After three long years off the air, True Detective makes a season three comeback on the backs of Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff. We talk about the show's premise and leads, our feelings about the franchise in general, thoughts on the promotional material and interviews we've read so far, reasons to hope that season three is a return to form after an arguable stumble in season two, and where things might go wrong. See you back here next Tuesday!

Jan 08, 2019
208 – Omega Station

Jim and A.Ron attempt to have a nuanced discussion on the ups and downs of Season Two of True Detective.  We talk about what worked, what didn’t, the possibility of a RenaiVance, and wonder about the identity of the series as we anticipate Season Three. If you’ve enjoyed our coverage of Season One and Two, please consider leaving us a positive iTunes review or supporting us with the links below.  If you’re super mad that we never learned how to pronounce Edd-i-pus, or we otherwise gave you blueballs of the heart, there’s always the option for the scathing one star review. As for us?  No rest.  Never stop moving.  Hopefully we’ll see you later on for Fargo / The Leftovers / The Walking Dead.


Aug 13, 2015
207 – Black Maps and Motel Rooms

Another solid episode prompts us to talk about Season 2’s pacing, the trail of blue diamonds, the fate of the central characters and what a Season 3 starring Jim Carrey might look like.

Aug 06, 2015
206 – Church in Ruins

True Detective shifts into a higher gear this week with a tense, well-directed episode and we have the opinions to match.  We talk about how bad of an idea it was to infiltrate the party, what Ray should or shouldn’t do about his kid, whether Frank is a poor negotiator, and much more.

Jul 30, 2015
205 – Other Lives

True Detective pushes the reset button on our group of investigators in this week’s episode, “Other Lives”. We discuss our increasing dissatisfaction with the way this season is going, eulogize Detective Dixon as a man who smelled of bourbon and farts, discuss the things we like about Frank and Jordan, the inexplicable appeal of Ray, and of course, discuss the mysteries of this season before taking some deep whiffs of the psychosphere.

Jul 23, 2015
204 – Down Will Come

Pyschosphere Supporting Info

Jul 16, 2015
203 – Maybe Tomorrow

A.Ron said that he rented a bungalow somewhere so he’s out of town this week which means we have an abridged version of the psychosphere.  Also, the episode didn’t give us much to go on.  But it does still have a lot of great stuff to talk about and we cover a good chunk of it.

Jul 09, 2015
202 – Night Finds You

Supporting Information for the Psychosphere


Jul 02, 2015
201 – The Western Book of the Dead

After seeing the premiere, Jim & A.Ron are lukewarm on season two but still on board and ready for the dots to connect. The psychosphere is a little more subtle but still in full effect. Check out the podcast for our thoughts, your feedback and a big ol’ sniff of that psychosphere. 

Jun 25, 2015
Season 2 Preview

Season 2 is almost upon us and we’ve read other people’s reviews of the first 3 episodes, which means we’re 100% equipped to judge the season as a whole.


Jun 19, 2015
108 – Form and Void

In this episode of 108 of HBO’s True Detective series, “Form and Void”, Rust and Marty visit Carcosa, make peace with their families, and consider whether the Light is winning the war against Darkness.

Jun 17, 2015
107 – After You’ve Gone

In this episode of 107 of HBO’s True Detective series, “After You’ve Gone”, Marty watches a video, Rust consults for his former partner’s investigative agency, and Marty goes fishing with an old co-worker.

Jun 15, 2015
106 – Haunted Houses

In this episode of 106 of HBO’s True Detective series, “Haunted Houses”, Maggie gets dirty, Rust goes off the reservation, and Marty throws down.

Jun 12, 2015
105 – The Secret Fate of All Life

Rust and Marty engage in a high stakes shootout at a drug compound and wind up heroes. Will Marty and Rust find peace?  Jim and A.Ron discuss.

Jun 10, 2015
104 – Who Goes There

Jim and A.Ron dissect what might be the most pulse pounding hour of television ever, as Rust deploys talents and skills he earned in years of high intensity undercover narcotics work.

Jun 08, 2015
103 – The Locked Room

Jim and A.Ron delve once again into the dark world of True Detective, this time navigating the rough waters of episode 103, “The Locked Room”… We discuss Marty’s rage issues, a possible connection with the flood/murder victim Rianne Olivier, which leads us to one Reggie Ledoux, as well as a philosophical discussion of Rust and Marty’s debate about faith set against the back drop of religion and atheism.

We discuss Marty’s rage issues, a possible connection with the flood/murder victim Rianne Olivier, which leads us to one Reggie Ledoux, as well as a philosophical discussion of Rust and Marty’s debate about faith set against the back drop of religion and atheism.


Jun 05, 2015
102 – Seeing Things

Jim and A.Ron get further into the world of True Detective, as we start hallucinating birds, investigating seedy white trash mobile homes of ill repute, and explore new leads in the murder of one Dora Lange.

Jun 03, 2015
101 – The Long Bright Dark

We hope you’re as excited about the new season of True Detective as we are! One of our biggest 2014 regrets in podcasting was not being able to cover the first season, and this warm up series aims to rectify that, as we discuss every episode of season one leading up to the season two premiere on June 21st, 2015…

With this being an anthology, it could be that very little of season one impacts subsequent seasons, but if you need help getting back into the True Detective mindset, we’re here to help.

In this episode, we experiment with a different podcast format, aiming for a less recappy, more conversational feel. We discuss our relationship with the show, Marty and Rust’s partnership, and the shows themes and religious imagery. Don’t miss our final segment, “Smelling the Pyschosphere”, which aims to cover the prevalent fan theories and pick out important details of each episode in a spoiler free way. We probably won’t consider feedback for season one, as these episodes were all recorded in advance, but we’d love to hear what you think, and what you’re looking forward to with season two!

Jun 01, 2015