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 Nov 13, 2018

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 Jul 9, 2018
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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 Best Television Shows of 2018 With Sam Esmail | The Watch (Ep. 314)
01:19:41

‘Homecoming’ and ‘Mr. Robot’ creator Sam Esmail joins to give his picks for the best television shows of the year (9:03), talk about what he was looking for in TV this year (45:49), and his favorite performances of 2018 (72:53).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Sam Esmail

Check out The Ringer’s list of best television shows of 2018 here.

Dec 13, 2018
Jason Mantzoukas Looks Back on This Year in Television and Film | The Watch (Ep. 313)
01:01:13

Jason Mantzoukas joins to talk about the trailer for the ‘Triple Frontier’ movie (10:14), the new ‘Avengers’ trailer (17:57), ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 2 (34:31), and ‘Bodyguard’ (43:14).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Jason Mantzoukas

Dec 11, 2018
Golden Globe Television Nominations and 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 312)
00:49:08

A short teaser for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ doesn’t reveal too much (3:15). The trailer for the new ‘Captain Marvel’ movie starring Brie Larson was released this week (11:07). Television nominations for the Golden Globes are all over the map (21:38). The second season of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ feels like a show in its fifth season (32:59). Yorgos Lanthimos’s new movie, ‘The Favourite,’ is a different kind of period piece (42:24).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Dec 07, 2018
'The Mandalorian' News, Plus the Ups and Downs of TV Auteurism | The Watch (Ep. 311)
00:51:46

News about forthcoming Star Wars live-action series ‘The Mandalorian’ has leaked, and it doesn’t bode well for the show (1:42). Netflix is cancelling the Marvel television series ‘Daredevil’ after its third season, and Disney launching its own streaming service may have something to do with it (8:52). ‘The Romanoffs’ feels like bloated, end-stage Peak TV (33:27), and the second half of ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ is mesmerizing (45:50).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Read Chris and Alison Herman’s list of best tv shows of 2018 here.

Read Miles Surrey and Andrew Gruttadaro’s list of best television episodes of 2018 here.

Dec 03, 2018
‘Widows’ Is a Different Type of Heist Movie and the 1975 Is a Different Type of Rock Band | The Watch (Ep. 310)
00:48:24

The 1975’s new album, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,’ is 2018’s version of a rock album (2:11). With ‘Widows,’ Steve McQueen created a unique kind of heist movie (27:34).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Read Lindsay Zoladz on the 1975’s new album here.

Nov 30, 2018
‘Little Drummer Girl’ Creates a World You Want to Dive Into | The Watch (Ep. 309)
00:47:40

AMC created a three-night event by airing all six episodes of ‘Little Drummer Girl’ over the course of three nights, but was it worth it (1:16)? Plus a review of the first three episodes (19:59).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Read Chris Ryan’s review of ‘Little Drummer Girl’ here.

Read Alison Herman’s review of ‘Little Drummer Girl’ here.

Nov 27, 2018
Ben Stiller on Creating ‘Escape at Dannemora’ | The Watch (Ep. 308)
01:00:48

The adaptation of John le Carré’s ‘Little Drummer Girl’ premieres this week on AMC (1:18). ‘Escape at Dannemora’ executive producer Ben Stiller talks about how he got involved with the project (25:32); working with Patricia Arquette, Benicio Del Toro, and Paul Dano (35:16); and his inspirations for the show (45:51).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Ben Stiller

Read Alison Herman’s review of ‘Escape at Dannemora’ here.

Nov 20, 2018
Previewing ‘Narcos: Mexico’ With Executive Producer Eric Newman | The Watch (Ep. 307)
00:55:15

A24 is partnering with Apple to produce a slate of movies for the tech giant (1:07). ‘Narcos’ executive producer Eric Newman previews ‘Narcos: Mexico’ (22:34) and talks about portraying the drug war on screen (45:47).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guest: Eric Newman

Nov 16, 2018
Remembering Stan Lee, Plus Homecoming's Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz | The Watch (Ep. 306)
00:51:40

Marvel creator Stan Lee died this week at the age of 95 (2:26), and his legacy will live on through the universe he created (11:16). Plus: 'Homecoming' creators Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz talk about turning their podcast into prestige television (25:53).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Guests: Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz

Nov 13, 2018
‘Star Wars' Prequels and ‘Breaking Bad’ Sequels | The Watch (Ep. 305)
00:58:15

Diego Luna will return as Cassian Andor in a live-action ‘Star Wars’ series on Disney+ (3:34), AMC is developing a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie about Jesse Pinkman’s life (15:08), and a review of the second half of ‘Homecoming’ Season 1 (35:34).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Nov 09, 2018
The Brilliance of ‘Homecoming’ | The Watch (Ep. 304)
00:47:55

Andrew Lincoln will return as Rick Grimes for a series of ‘The Walking Dead’ movies for AMC (4:58), further breaking down the boundaries between television and film (11:54). Plus: a review of the first five episodes of ‘Homecoming’ with Julia Roberts (26:18).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

Read Alison Herman’s review of ‘Homecoming’ here.

Nov 06, 2018
‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel News, Plus Previewing ‘Homecoming’ | The Watch (Ep. 303)
00:41:33

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald break down this week’s news about the forthcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel (2:01) before reviewing ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ (10:38) and ‘Homecoming’ (17:09). Then Chris is joined by Juliet Litman to give a midseason review of ‘Bodyguard’ and talk about some other British television to watch (26:38).

Nov 02, 2018
‘Bodyguard,’ Plus Classic Albums As the New Comic Books | The Watch (Ep. 302)
00:46:03

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the news that Disney shut down production on the stand-alone ‘Boba Fett’ Star Wars movie (3:32) and the idea of basing movies or TV shows on albums (18:37). Then they recap the first episode of the British TV show ‘Bodyguard,’ starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes (29:29).

Oct 29, 2018
Do Streaming Services Care About Film History? Plus a Conversation With Matthew Macfadyen of ‘Succession’ | The Watch (Ep. 301)
00:39:13

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to talk about the shuttering of the film streaming service Filmstruck (1:57) and the new movie ‘Wildlife’ (13:54). Then Chris is joined by ‘Succession’ actor Matthew Macfadyen to talk about playing Tom in the show (20:24) and working with Adam McKay (27:13).

Oct 27, 2018
What's Changed Since Starting the Show, Favorite Movie Moments of the Year, and Other Mailbag Questions | The Watch (Ep. 300)
00:50:16

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate their 300th episode by opening up the mailbag and answering listener questions, including what has changed since they started their show (5:42), what the future of Netflix looks like (15:39), and what they want to watch that’s not out there right now (25:17).

Oct 23, 2018
Lukewarm on ‘Camping’ and Hot on ‘Haunting of Hill House,’ Plus a Conversation With ‘Apostle’ Director Gareth Evans | The Watch (Ep. 299)
00:42:12

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Alison Herman to talk about Lena Dunham’s new show ‘Camping’ (1:44) and Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Hill House’ (12:45). Then Chris is joined by Gareth Evans to talk about his new horror film ‘Apostle’ and what it was like to create this movie (23:39).

Read Miles Surrey on 'The Haunting of Hill House' here.

Oct 19, 2018
Big-Ticket TV Overload and Talking With Carla Gugino of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ | The Watch (Ep. 298)
00:38:03

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give a quick review of ‘First Man’ (4:53) before talking about their lack of excitement for ‘The Romanoffs’ (11:17). Then Chris is joined by Carla Gugino from ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ to talk about the creation of the show (19:56) and acting in a horror series (28:27).

Oct 16, 2018
‘Better Call Saul’ Season Finale and Talking With ‘Maniac’ Creator Patrick Somerville | The Watch (Ep. 297)
01:08:45

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get together to talk about the finale of Season 4 of ‘Better Call Saul’ (5:43) and what’s next for the series (12:35). Then they are joined by the creator of Netflix’s ‘Maniac,’ Patrick Somerville, to talk about the process of creating the show (18:01) and what it was like to work with Cary Fukunaga, Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, and more (36:41).

Read Miles Surrey on the fourth season of 'Better Call Saul' here.

Oct 12, 2018
Yeah, We Loved 'A Star Is Born,' Too | The Watch (Ep. 296)
00:48:11

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get together to talk about their reactions to ‘A Star is Born,’ including Bradley Cooper’s skill as a director (3:36), how the movie portrayed the music industry (13:25), and how the movie treats addiction (24:49).

Read all of The Ringer's coverage of 'A Star is Born' here.

Oct 09, 2018
Get Ready for the Fantasy TV Bubble | The Watch (Ep. 295)
00:57:29

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about the news that Chris Evans may be out as Captain America (3:47) and the recent influx of fantasy television (9:17). Then they recap the latest episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ (38:42), and Chris helps Andy decide if he should go see ‘A Star Is Born’ or ‘Venom’ this weekend (46:45).

Read David Shoemaker on ‘Venom’ here.

Oct 04, 2018
Catching Up on ‘Maniac,’ ‘Forever,’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ With Andy Greenwald | The Watch (Ep. 294)
00:49:21

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about Andy’s experience filming the pilot for ‘Briarpatch’ (1:44). Then they catch up on all the film and television news Andy missed out on, including ‘Maniac’ (11:48), the Emmys (16:01), and ‘Better Call Saul’ (34:22).

Check out The Ringer's guide to streaming in October here.

Oct 01, 2018
Fall Movie Preview and Love for ‘Better Call Saul’ | The Watch (Ep. 293)
00:39:53

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about movies to pay attention to as awards season begins, including ‘A Star Is Born’ (1:13) and ‘Green Book’ (16:14). Then Chris speaks with Miles Surrey about everything that has happened so far in Season 4 of 'Better Call Saul' (20:31).

Read Miles Surrey’s recap of ‘Better Call Saul’ S4E8 here.

Sep 28, 2018
Reviewing ‘Maniac’ and ‘Forever,’ Plus Is the DC Extended Universe Cool Again? | The Watch (Ep. 292)
01:05:43

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan talks with Alison Herman about Netflix’s ‘Maniac’ (5:09) and Amazon’s ‘Forever’ (23:20). Then he is joined by Jason Concepcion to talk about the expanding DC cinematic universe, including ‘Joker’ (33:58) and the new Harley Quinn movie ‘Birds of Prey’ (46:16).

Read Alison Herman on 'Maniac' here.

Read Alison Herman on 'Forever' here.

Read the Ringer Staff on 'Joker' here.

Sep 25, 2018
Cary Fukunaga Takes Over the Bond Franchise, Plus a Live Performance From the Altons | The Watch (Ep. 291)
00:44:25

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with GQ staff writer Zach Baron to talk about the news that Cary Fukunaga will direct ‘Bond 25’ (1:45) and Fukunaga’s new Netflix show ‘Maniac’ (13:06). Then Los Angeles–based band the Altons perform live in The Ringer studio (19:40) before Chris sits down with them to talk about how they got their start in music (36:42).


Read Zach’s profile of Cary Fukunaga here.

Read Miles Surrey on the pros and cons of Fukunaga directing ‘Bond 25’ here.

Sep 20, 2018
The Emmys Earn a Collective Shrug, and ‘The Predator’ Is a Glorious Disaster | The Watch (Ep. 290)
00:48:41

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Amanda Dobbins and Alison Herman to recap the 2018 Emmys, including the lackluster hosting (1:47) and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ dominating the awards (9:02). Then Chris is joined by Andrew Gruttadaro to talk about ‘The Predator’ (33:48).

Read Alison Herman’s recap of the 2018 Emmys here.

Read Miles Surrey on the winners and losers of the 2018 Emmys here.

Sep 18, 2018
Behind the Scenes of ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ and ‘American Vandal’ | The Watch (Ep. 289)
00:52:03

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ showrunner Graham Rolland to talk about having a moralistic action hero (7:53) and how his military background influenced the show (15:05). Later Chris sits down with the creators of ‘American Vandal’ to discuss the hilarious second season of their breakthrough Netflix mockumentary (27:48).

Sep 14, 2018
A Check-In With Andy, the Premiere of ‘The Deuce’ Season 2, and a Mid-Season Review of ‘Ozark’ Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 288)
00:36:28

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is briefly joined by Andy Greenwald to give an update on the production of Andy's show 'Briarpatch' (1:00). Then Alison Herman joins to talk about the second season premiere of HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ (7:21) and David Shoemaker gives a mid-season review of Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ (23:36).

Sep 10, 2018
The Summer TV Awards | The Watch (Ep. 287)
01:01:24

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Alison Herman highlight and award the best TV shows, scenes, episodes, and performances of the summer and more.

Sep 06, 2018
A New Format for Superhero Movies, Previewing a Potentially Political Awards Season, and ‘Ozark’ Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 286)
00:44:48

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about a new format for superhero movies given recent news about Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ movie (4:28) and a slate of new political movies coming out ahead of awards season (16:12). Then Chris is joined by David Shoemaker to preview the second season of Netflix's ‘Ozark’ (25:24).

Aug 30, 2018
True Detective’ Is Coming Back and ‘Sharp Objects’ Wraps, Plus Catching Up on ‘Castle Rock’ and ‘Lodge 49’ | The Watch (Ep. 285)
00:41:42

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the recent trailer and forthcoming season of 'True Detective' (4:00) and finale of 'Sharp Objects' (11:00). Later, they catch up on ‘Castle Rock’ and ‘Lodge 49’ (24:00).

Aug 27, 2018
The Summer Movie Awards | The Watch
00:56:12

In a 'Big Picture'–'Watch' crossover bonus episode, The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan highlight this summer’s movies by awarding the biggest surprises, best independent films, best scenes, best and worst movie of the summer, and much more.

Aug 25, 2018
The Trouble With 'Bond 25,' Getting Hyped for 'Top Gun 2,' Plus Mailbag | The Watch (Ep. 284)
00:46:08

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the production woes of the latest James Bond and share their excitement about the upcoming sequel to ‘Top Gun’ (4:00). Later they open the mailbag and answer listener questions ranging from why talk shows on Netflix aren’t working to what plays they’d like to see adapted to the big screen (21:30).

Aug 24, 2018
'Better Call Saul' Is Back, Plus Reviewing Summer Movies | The Watch (Ep. 283)
00:52:01

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald return to Albuquerque to celebrate ‘Better Call Saul’ and Season 4's artistic achievement so far (6:00). Later they discuss and review some summer films, including ‘Black Klansman’, ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ and ‘The Meg’ (31:00).

Aug 21, 2018
Remembering Aretha Franklin, Looking to the Good TV to Come, and Reviewing ‘Insecure’ and ‘Lodge 49’ | The Watch (Ep. 282)
00:45:23

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on Andy’s experience in New Mexico so far, discuss Aretha Franklin's legacy (3:00) and look ahead to the TV shows they’re looking forward to in the coming months (9:00). Later they discuss and review AMC’s new show ‘Lodge 49’ (23:30).

Aug 16, 2018
The Content Wars of TV’s Gilded Age | The Watch (Ep.281)
00:56:36

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give an update on the current state of television’s content wars, including the upcoming slate of shows to get excited for (15:40), how networks are responding to Netflix’s domination, and which networks will survive the arms race in TV’s gilded age (40:30).

Aug 13, 2018
Sending Off ‘Succession’ With Showrunner Jesse Armstrong | The Watch (Ep. 280)
00:55:08

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the season finale of ‘Succession’ (2:00) before welcoming on its showrunner, Jesse Armstrong, to discuss the joys of creating an entertaining season of television with rich characters (31:00).

Aug 06, 2018
The 100 Best TV Episodes of The Century and Mailbag Questions | The Watch (Ep. 279)
00:59:09

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and answer listener questions on everything from how ‘Game of Thrones’ will be remembered to their favorite TV shows of 2018 so far and much more (1:00). Later, The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins join to discuss the making of and response to list of the best TV episodes of the century released this week on TheRinger.com (33:00).

Aug 03, 2018
Loving ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ and Awarding ‘Succession’ the TV Championship Belt | The Watch (Ep. 278)
00:34:20

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to and review ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ and how Tom Cruise’s role as Ethan Hunt has evolved (3:00). Later, they discuss the penultimate episode of ‘Succession’ and award it the Television Championship Belt (22:30).

Jul 30, 2018
Exploring 'Castle Rock' and a 'Mission: Impossible' Retrospective | The Watch (Ep. 277)
00:44:02

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald take a look at the latest addition to the Stephen King universe, 'Castle Rock' (02:00). Then, to celebrate the upcoming release of 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout,' they look back at the franchise (23:00).




Jul 27, 2018
‘Succession’ Finds Its Stride and the Showrunners of ‘GLOW’ on Creating Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 276)
01:05:35

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk about their love for the last three episodes of ‘Succession’ (1:31). Then Andy is joined by the showrunners of Netflix’s ‘GLOW,' Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, to talk about the development of the characters in Season 2 (15:25) and how they built their show-within-a-show episode (56:45).

Jul 23, 2018
Marvel’s Supporting Avengers, Plus the Creators of ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Stop By | The Watch (Ep. 275)
00:52:10

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe by discussing ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and then unveil the supporting Avengers that they’d like to see in upcoming Marvel films (2:04). They also review Showtime’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ (18:20) and later Chris sits down with director Stephen Susco and Blumhouse producer Couper Samuelson to talk about their terrifying new film, ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ (27:46).

Jul 19, 2018
Lots of TV: Emmy Nominations, ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Succession,’ and More | The Watch (Ep. 275)
00:57:59

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald check in on the Daddington Hive (2:00) before discussing the best movie trailers since 1990 (8:00) and the Emmy nominations (14:00). Later they discuss the first two episodes of ‘Sharp Objects’ (25:00), check in on ‘GLOW’ Season 2 (42:00), and catch up on ‘Succession’ (44:30).

Jul 16, 2018
‘Succession’ and Updates on ‘Y: The Last Man’ and ‘Briarpatch’ | The Watch (Ep. 274)
00:44:17

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up and discuss a few exciting updates for Andy’s upcoming television pilot, ‘Briarpatch’ (3:30), before covering some casting news from FX’s ‘Y: The Last Man’ (11:00). Finally they revisit the show ‘Succession’ and their enjoyment of the season thus far (25:00).

Jul 12, 2018
Mailbag on 2018’s Pop Culture Crown, Big Franchise IP and More | The Watch (Ep. 273)
00:48:27

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and answer listener questions about everything from who owns 2018’s Pop Culture Crown to which major franchise they’d remake if they could and much more.

Jul 09, 2018
Fast and Furious and Young Pope Casting Update. Plus Glow Season 2 review Pt. 1 | The Watch (Ep. 272)
00:41:57

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to some recent casting news involving Idris Elba for the new 'Hobbs and Shaw' 'Fast & Furious' spinoff and John Malkovich for ‘The Young Pope.' Later they discuss the first three episodes of 'GLOW' Season 2.

Jul 06, 2018
The Downside of Hype With Drake’s ‘Scorpion,’ Plus Reviewing ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ | The Watch (Ep. 271)
00:47:16

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss how the hype surrounding Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ affected the way they first listened to the album (09:55) before offering their (spoiler-heavy) thoughts on ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ (20:55).

Jul 02, 2018
'Halo’ and Master Chief Are Coming to TV, and the ‘Sicario’ Cinematic Universe Is Here | The Watch (Ep. 270)
00:54:10

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Showtime's announcement that it's making a new show based on the popular Xbox video game ‘Halo’ and why it’s an interesting play (6:00). Later, they prepare for Drake’s new album ‘Scorpion,’ (22:00) before Jason Mantzoukas calls in to discuss ‘Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado’ (27:00) and what the original ‘Sicario’ meant to Chris and Andy (38:00).

Jun 28, 2018
'Westworld' Season Finale, and the Search for the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ | The Watch (Ep.269)
00:57:26

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the 'Westworld’ Season 2 finale and what is and is not working in that show (9:00). Later they discuss television's ongoing search for the next ‘Game of Thrones’ and the various approaches the different networks and shows are taking to get there (25:00).

Jun 25, 2018
'Star Wars' Presses Pause, Plus Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger’ Showrunner, Joe Pokaski, Stops By | The Watch (Ep. 268)
00:33:28

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to the news that Lucasfilm is suspending operations on its 'Star Wars' spinoff movies (5:30) and then welcome Joe Pokaski, showrunner of Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger,’ to discuss the process of making his exciting new show (17:00).

Jun 21, 2018
Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Kanye’s Attempts at Culture As Events | The Watch (Ep. 267)
00:42:14

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the cultural significance of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s surprise album drop, as well as the continuous run of Kanye-related projects each week (9:00). Later, they discuss HBO’s 'Succession' (27:30).

Jun 18, 2018
Fox, Disney, Comcast, and the Content Wars of Tomorrow. Plus: Book Club Featuring ‘Every Man a Menace,’ With Patrick Hoffman | The Watch (Ep. 266)
00:47:13

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the possibility of Fox being purchased by Disney or Comcast and the ramifications that may hold for the entertainment industry’s future (1:30). Later they chat with Patrick Hoffman, author of ‘Every Man a Menace,’ for the latest installment of the Double-Down Book Club (23:00).

Jun 14, 2018
Remembering Anthony Bourdain | The Watch (Ep. 265)
00:51:00

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reflect on the life and impact of the late Anthony Bourdain (1:30). Later they talk about meeting Donald Glover and the rest of the 'Atlanta' cast at a panel they moderated for FYC (33:00) and discuss 'A Star Is Born,' 'Widows,' and 'First Man' as awards bait (40:34).

Jun 11, 2018
'Black Mirror' Showrunners on Their Favorite Episodes, Plus a Rolling Blackouts C.F. Live Performance | The Watch (Ep. 264)
00:45:58

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with ‘Black Mirror’ showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones to talk about tricky nature of making an anthology series (02:00) and their favorite episodes of the show so far (15:31). Later, the Australian band Rolling Blackouts C.F. (28:25) performs live in The Ringer's studio before Andy Greenwald sits down with them to discuss their new album, 'Hope Downs' (34:40).

Jun 07, 2018
The Thing About ‘Westworld,’ Plus 'Succession' and ‘The Break With Michelle Wolf' | The Watch (Ep. 263)
00:37:43

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Alison Herman share their gripes about this season on 'Westworld' (2:00) and discuss HBO’s new Sunday night drama, 'Succession' (17:00). Later they review Michelle Wolf’s new Netflix show, ‘The Break,’ and examine the positioning of the streaming talk show (25:00).

Jun 04, 2018
Kanye West’s New Album and Pusha-T’s 'Daytona' and Drake Diss. Plus, 'The Americans Finale | The Watch (Ep. 262)
00:43:29

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Pusha-T’s new album, 'Daytona'; his beef with Drake; and the anticipation of Kanye’s new album (2:00). Later, they discuss the series finale of ‘The Americans’ and what shows about bad people doing bad things owe us in the end (18:00). Lastly, they preview the new HBO series ‘Succession’ (36:00).

Jun 01, 2018
Did ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Work? Plus the ‘Killing Eve’ Finale | The Watch (Ep. 261)
00:57:04

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review 'Solo,' the latest installment in the 'Star Wars' universe, and question whether it worked (3:00). Later, they discuss the eighth and final episode of 'Killing Eve' Season 1 and what the future holds for the Phoebe Waller-Bridge brainchild (45:30).

May 29, 2018
Celebrating Philip Roth, Plus Answering Your Mailbag Questions About ‘Watchmen’ and More | The Watch (Ep. 260)
00:53:06

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate the life and impact of the late author Philip Roth (2:00) and discuss Andy’s experience at a Paul Simon concert (9:3 0). They also discuss the New York Times interview with the cast of 'Arrested Development' and the backlash surrounding Jeffrey Tambor’s behavior on set and how that coincides with a larger trend in Hollywood (15:00). Later, they open up the mailbag and answer listener questions ranging from their most comforting episodes of TV of all time to their thoughts on the forthcoming 'Watchmen' series by Damon Lindelof (28:00).

May 24, 2018
The Problem With Broadcast Television, Plus 'Killing Eve' | The Watch (Ep. 259)
00:51:47

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the current state of broadcast television and unpack its many hurdles, destabilizing factors, and tendencies to hit familiar beats (2:00). Later they discuss the latest episode of ‘Killing Eve’ (36:30) before celebrating the return of Andy’s airplane movies (46:00).

May 21, 2018
What to Expect From 'Deadpool 2'? Plus: 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Westworld' | The Watch (Ep. 258)
00:40:35

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and David Shoemaker catch up on breaking ‘Lord of the Rings’ news (4:00) before discussing what ‘Deadpool 2’ has in store for its audience (17:00) and this season of 'Westworld' so far (25:00).

May 17, 2018
Paul Scheer on Adapting ‘Galaxy Quest’ and Watching Classic Movies. Plus, Unpacking the ‘Barry’ Finale | The Watch (Ep. 257)
01:06:08

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Sunday night’s finale of ‘Barry’ (2:00) as well as the latest episodes of ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Westworld’ (8:30). Later, they chat with comedic actor and filmmaker Paul Scheer about his recent undertaking, adapting the beloved meta sci-fi movie ‘Galaxy Quest’ into a show for Amazon, and his new podcast, ’Unspooled' (17:00).

May 14, 2018
‘The Predator’ and ‘Friday Night Lights’ Are Coming Back! Plus, Stephen Malkmus Stops By | The Watch (Ep. 256)
01:19:01

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald express their excitement over the new trailer for the upcoming* reboot of the classic sci-fi action thriller ‘The Predator’ (3:11) as well as the return of ‘Friday Night Lights’ (25:00). They also discuss their affection for BBC America’s hit show ‘Killing Eve’ (33:50). Later, Chris and Andy chat with indie rocker Stephen Malkmus about the heyday of Pavement and his new album with the Jicks (47:08).

May 11, 2018
This Is Donald Glover’s Moment | The Watch (Ep. 255)
00:52:28

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Donald Glover’s relevance and unique stardom as well as his new music as Childish Gambino, his 'SNL' appearance, and *this standout season* of 'Atlanta' (3:00). They also discuss the latest episode of 'Barry' (24:00), and later, Chris sits down with Elias Rønnenfelt, frontman of the Danish rock band Iceage (34:30).

May 07, 2018
Recommending ‘Howards End’ and John Mulaney’s New Stand-up Special, Plus Deon Taylor, Director of ‘Traffik’ | The Watch (Ep. 254)
00:46:36

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by fellow Ringer staffers Alison Herman and Amanda Dobbins to discuss their favorite things on TV, including John Mulaney's stand-up special (3:55) and ‘Howards End’ (22:49). Later, filmmaker Deon Taylor joins Chris to discuss the making of his new movie, 'Traffik' (34:30).

May 04, 2018
'Avengers: Infinity War’ Mega-pod and Why You Should Watch ‘Killing Eve’ (Ep. 253)
00:58:45

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review this weekend’s massive blockbuster, ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and discuss its plot, emotional stakes, and impressive accomplishment (2:00). Later, they discuss one of their favorite shows on television right now, ‘Killing Eve’ (51:00).


*This episode contains spoilers


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Apr 30, 2018
'The Handmaid's Tale' Returns, Plus Chvrches | The Watch (Ep. 252)
00:59:46

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the new trailer for 'Venom,' the movie starring the notorious Spider-Man villain, and and Tom Hardy's accent choice (3:00) before reviewing the first episode of Season 2 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' (8:30). Later, Andy interviews the band Chvrches about their new album, 'Love Is Dead,' and making an American record (22:00).

Apr 26, 2018
'Westworld' Returns and Bill Hader and Henry Winkler Talk ‘Barry’ | The Watch (Ep. 251)
01:07:44

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give their initial reactions to the first episode of ‘Westworld’ Season 2 (5:30). Then, Bill Hader and Henry Winkler join in to discuss their acclaimed show, ‘Barry’ (28:00).

Apr 23, 2018
Kanye’s Dropping Two Albums in June, ‘Atlanta’ Is the Best Show on TV, and Elwood Reid Discusses ‘The Last Good Kiss’ | The Watch (Ep. 250)
00:47:26

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the news that multiple Kanye West albums are coming out in June and what they’re expecting from them (02:30) before jumping into what makes ‘Atlanta’ so special (13:20). Then they are joined by Elwood Reid, executive producer of ‘The Chi,’ for a special Doubledown Book Club to talk about ‘The Last Good Kiss’ by James Crumley (21:45).

Apr 19, 2018
In or Out on ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Ocean’s 8’, Plus Andy Discusses His New Pilot, ‘Briarpatch’ | The Watch (Ep. 244)
00:41:15

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Andy’s upcoming pilot for USA, ‘Briarpatch,’ and how that project came to be (2:00). Then they catch up on ‘Better Call Saul’ (13:00). Later, Chris and Andy discuss whether they are in or out on Phoebe Waller-Bridge's ‘Killing Eve’ (27:00) and the upcoming all-female ‘Ocean’s 8’ heist spinoff (34:30).

Apr 16, 2018
What Would It Take to Love 'Westworld' and Other Mailbag Questions, Plus News From Andy | The Watch (Ep. 243)
00:40:41

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald share some exciting news before opening up the mailbag to answer your questions, on topics ranging from 'Westworld' to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the TV Championship Belt.

Apr 12, 2018
Jake Johnson on the Final Season of 'New Girl.' Plus, the Dark Side of Amateur Sports With Director Ryan Koo (Ep. 242)
01:22:31

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald sits down with comedic actor Jake Johnson to discuss the final season of 'New Girl' and the rest of his career (1:00). Later, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan chats with director Ryan Koo about his recent Netflix film ‘Amateur,’ which focuses on a young basketball star dealing with corruption in the amateur ranks (55:00).

Apr 09, 2018
How to Cast for ‘The Wire,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘True Detective’ With Alexa Fogel | The Watch (Ep. 241)
00:50:30

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the premiere of the upcoming shows ‘Killing Eve’ (3:00) and ’Legion” (8:30) before sitting down with casting director Alexa Fogel, who’s had a hand in major television shows like ‘The Wire,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘True Detective’ (16:00).

Apr 06, 2018
The Problem With ‘Ready Player One,' Plus ‘Trust’, ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘Terror’ | The Watch (Ep. 240)
00:50:16

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review Steven Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’ and question its message and whether kids today care about its nostalgia. (4:00) Later, they discuss the standout second episode of ‘Trust’ (24:00), check in on ‘Atlanta’ (35:00), and clear out for Chris’s pitch to watch AMC’s chilling new series ‘The Terror’ (39:00).

Apr 02, 2018
‘Roseanne’ and ‘The Americans’ Are Back, ‘Westworld’ Is Coming Soon | The Watch (Ep. 239)
00:48:23

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the new trailer of the upcoming season of Westworld (1:00), and the return of the beloved 90’s sitcom Roseanne and its bold attempt at political discourse (7:00). Later, Ringer TV critic Alison Herman stops by to discuss the new season of ‘The Americans’ with Andy (20:00).


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Mar 29, 2018
David Costabile Talks 'Billions' and 'Breaking Bad.' Plus, Reviewing 'Barry' and 'Trust' | The Watch (Ep. 238)
00:52:38

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the premieres of Bill Hader’s brainchild ‘Barry’ (4:00) and FX’s new series ‘Trust,’ about the Getty family (14:30). Later Chris sits down with actor David Costabile to talk about the fun of playing his character Wags on 'Billions' and the gravity of playing Gale on ‘Breaking Bad’ (28:00).


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Mar 26, 2018
Anticipating ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the ‘Sicario’ sequel. Plus, Musician Lucy Dacus and Finishing 'Collateral' | The Watch (Ep. 237)
00:50:57

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss their excitement for the upcoming Marvel blockbuster ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (4:00) and ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ (10:00) before finishing their series review of Netflix’s 'Collateral' (18:00). Later Andy sits down with musician Lucy Dacus to discuss her music and recent album ‘Historian’ (31:00).

Mar 22, 2018
Would 'Black Panther' Work As TV? Plus Guilty Pleasures and New Music In the Mailbag | The Watch (Ep. 236 )
00:53:18

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and answer listener questions ranging from music recommendations to their favorite guilty-pleasure TV shows and more (6:30). Later, they discuss the third episode of Netflix’s 'Collateral' (46:00).

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Mar 19, 2018
What’s the Future of James Bond? Plus, Celebrating Craig Mack and Bad Boy Records | The Watch (Ep. 235)
00:45:45

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate the life of Craig Mack and the incredible run for Bad Boy Records in the '90s (2:30). Later, they discuss James Bond’s uncertain future (10:00) and what a 31-hour binge of every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in preparation for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ would look like (22:00) and analyze Episode 2 of Netflix’s ‘Collateral’ (33:00).

Mar 16, 2018
‘Atlanta’ and Julian Casablancas Share Hot Takes on the Music Biz, Plus ‘Collateral’ Episode 1 | The Watch (Ep. 234)
00:38:07

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss their enjoyment of 'Atlanta' Season 2 (3:30) and Julian Casablancas’s interview in Vulture about politics and the music industry (11:30). Later, they announce their latest series deep dive on Netflix’s four-part series 'Collateral' (22:00).




Mar 13, 2018
'Star Wars' to TV and 'The Sopranos' to the Big Screen, Plus the Shib Sibs | The Watch (Ep. 233)
00:50:44

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to the news that Jon Favreau will write and produce a new 'Star Wars' series for Disney’s streaming service (3:00) as well as David Chase’s plans to make a 'Sopranos' prequel for the big screen (9:30). Later they preview 'Collateral,' announce the next book club (14:00), and sit down to interview Olympic ice dancers and pop culture enthusiasts the Shibutani siblings about their culture diets and experience winning medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (26:00)

Mar 08, 2018
And the Oscar Went To … | The Watch (Ep. 232)
00:49:22

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins break down the 90th Academy Awards including what stood out (2:30), who had the best night (24:00), and other Oscar superlatives (34:00).


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Mar 05, 2018
New TV Alert: 'Atlanta,' 'McMafia,' and 'Looming Tower' | The Watch (Ep. 231)
00:47:30

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald preview the return of Donald Glover’s award-winning show ‘Atlanta’ as well as the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino persona (5:00) before reviewing 'McMafia' (16:00) and 'Looming Tower' (27:00). They also set up biggest night in film, this weekend's Oscars (42:00).


More on Donald Glover, McMafia and the Oscars





Mar 02, 2018
Unpacking ‘Annihilation’ and the ’90s Nostalgia of Netflix’s ‘Everything Sucks!’ (Ep. 230)
00:44:57

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review the sci-fi thriller ‘Annihilation,’ starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac, and discuss how it differs from the Jeff VanderMeer novel it’s adapted from (1:00). Later, they review Netflix’s new awkward ’90s teen comedy ‘Everything Sucks!’ (25:00). (edited)

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https://www.theringer.com/movies/2018/2/23/17042946/annihilation-alex-garland-natalie-portman-review

https://www.theringer.com/movies/2018/2/26/17053240/annihilation-exit-survey

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/22/movies/annihilation-review-natalie-portman-oscar-isaac.html

Feb 26, 2018
Answering Your Mailbag Questions, Plus a Politically Charged Superchunk Interview | The Watch (Ep. 229)
00:56:53

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and answer listener questions that range from considering 'Star Wars' as a TV series to Chris's and Andy’s processes for critiquing television (4:00). Later, Andy sits down with bandmates Mac McCaughan and Jon Wurster of Superchunk to discuss their new, politically charged album, ‘What a Time to Be Alive’ (33:00).

Feb 22, 2018
Wakanda Forever! Black Panther’s Big Moment, Plus Jonathan Abrams revisits ‘The Wire’ | The Watch (Ep. 228)
00:58:19

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate and discuss ‘Black Panther,’ including its cultural impact and the film itself (0:00). Later, Grantland alum Jonathan Abrams joins in to discuss the process of writing his his new best-selling book, ‘All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire’ (0:00).


You can find more Black Panther coverage from The Ringer here.

Feb 19, 2018
Is Netflix Swallowing TV? Plus, ‘Altered Carbon’ and ‘Babylon Berlin’ Reviewed | The Watch (Ep. 227)
00:43:37

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss TV producer Ryan Murphy’s huge new contract with Netflix and what it means for the industry as well as how Netflix is positioning its content and its place within television and streaming (03:15). Later, Chris and Andy discuss and review Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon’ (20:00) and ‘Babylon Berlin’ (36:00).

Feb 16, 2018
Why Jimmy Fallon Is Losing the Late-Night War | The Watch (Ep. 226)
00:52:02

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Alison Herman discuss Jimmy Fallon and his current place among late-night hosts (4:30). They also discuss HBO’s new show, ‘Here and Now’ (16:00). Later, Andy Greenwald sits down with Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy of Franz Ferdinand (23:00).

Feb 12, 2018
Is 'Star Wars' Saturation Possible? | The Watch (Ep. 225)
00:45:23

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and David Shoemaker discuss the announcement that 'Game of Thrones' showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce an upcoming 'Star Wars' trilogy and question whether the multiple trilogies in the works run the risk of creating 'Star Wars' fatigue for fans (1:00). Later, Chris Ryan sits down with director David Bruckner to discuss his new Netflix horror film ‘The Ritual’ (24:00).

Feb 08, 2018
Super Bowl Celebrations, Han Solo Trailer Reaction, and the Surprise Cloverfield Movie (Ep. 224)
00:46:14

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate their beloved Eagles’ win in the Super Bowl (0:54), dissect the movie trailers that debuted during the big game (17:00), and discuss the hits and misses behind the surprise release of ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ (29:06).

Feb 05, 2018
Why Isn’t Steven Soderbergh's ‘Mosaic’ A Bigger Deal? Plus ‘The End of The F** World’ | The Watch (Ep. 223)
00:37:41

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review HBO and Steven Soderbergh's six part murder mystery ‘Mosaic’ (3:00) and the experimentation happening in the television industry right now. Later, they finish their series review of Netflix’s ‘End of The F** World’ (25:00).


Feb 01, 2018
The Problem With the Grammys and Whether You Should Watch 'Waco' | The Watch (Ep. 222)
00:53:54

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Sunday night’s Grammy Awards and what the long-running awards show is lacking (1:00). Later, they go “In or Out” on 'Waco' (18:00) and review the Oscar-nominated film ‘Phantom Thread’ (35:00).

Jan 29, 2018
‘The End of the F***ing World’ (and We Feel Fine) and the Oscar Noms (Ep. 221)
00:42:02

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the recently announced Oscar nominations (1:00) and whether they are in or out on 'American Crime Story: Versace' (14:00). Later, they kick off a two-week run of discussing and reviewing the Netflix series ‘The End of the F***ing World’ (26:00).

Jan 26, 2018
Streaming Wars: Hulu Brings Back ‘ER’ and Amazon Dumps Its Quirky Comedies | The Watch (Ep. 220)
00:52:45

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Amazon’s recent decision to cancel a string of quirky comedies as a pivot to bigger budget tentpole content (03:12). Later they go ‘In or Out’ on new Starz show ‘Counterpart’ (19:55) before welcoming in fellow Ringer colleague Juliet Litman to discuss ER’s arrival to Hulu (33:46).

Jan 22, 2018
Funny People Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome Talk Comedy and ‘Another Period.’ Plus, the End of ‘Dark’ (Ep. 219)
00:54:48

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald welcome guests Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome to discuss the new season of their Comedy Central show, ‘Another Period’ (6:00). Later, Chris and Andy finish the Netflix series ‘Dark’ in their final installment of #DarkThursdays (31:30).

Jan 19, 2018
'Breaking Bad’s' 10-Year Anniversary, Plus New Shows From David Letterman and 'American Crime Story' (Ep. 218)
00:46:19

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review David Letterman’s new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ (3:00), and go "In or Out" on ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ (15:00). Later they celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the premiere of ‘Breaking Bad’ (25:00).

Jan 15, 2018
The James Franco and the 'All the Money in the World' Controversies, Plus 'Dark' (Ep. 217)
00:41:12

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald process some of the troubling Hollywood news from this week concerning allegations about James Franco (1:00) and the pay-scale disparity between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg on the ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoots (12:00). Later, for #DarkThursdays they discuss episodes 4-6 of Netflix’s 'Dark' (21:30)

Jan 11, 2018
Reliving the Golden Globes and Reviewing '9-1-1' (Ep. 216)
00:47:12

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reflect on their favorite moments from the Golden Globes, including Seth Meyers's and Oprah’s performances (1:00). Later, Chris and Andy bring back “In or Out” for Fox’s new show, ‘9-1-1’ (31:00).

Jan 08, 2018
Previewing the Golden Globes, a ‘Game of Thrones’ Update, and Going Deep on Netflix’s ‘Dark’ (Ep. 215)
00:48:36

On their six-year anniversary of podcasting together, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss recent 'Game of Thrones' news, what they’re excited to watch in 2018, and the upcoming Golden Globes (1:00). Later they review 'Black Mirror' and its Season 4 opener ‘USS Callister’ (21:00) and kick off “Dark Thursdays” by looking at the first three episodes of Netflix’s 'Dark' (30:00).

Jan 05, 2018
The 2017 Year in Music With Lindsay Zoladz, Plus the Mailbag (Ep. 214)
00:49:28

For the final show of 2017, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald chat with music critic Lindsay Zoladz about the year in music and their favorite songs, albums, artists, and playlists (1:00). Later, they open up the mailbag and answer some listener questions about the year in culture (26:00).

Dec 28, 2017
2017's Great Wall of Culture With Jason Mantzoukas (Ep. 213)
00:50:55

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by friend of the pod Jason Mantzoukas to celebrate their favorite people and projects in pop culture in 2017.

Dec 21, 2017
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deep Dive (Ep. 212)
00:52:13

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald go all in on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' reviewing their favorite moments, performances, fan theories, and much more.

**The episode contains spoilers

Dec 18, 2017
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Preview, Plus the Double-Down Book Club With Megan Abbott (Ep. 211)
00:45:10

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald prepare for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by discussing the franchise as a whole and what they are looking forward to from the most recent installment (2:00). Later they chat with writer Megan Abbott about her crime novel and Double-Down Book Club selection ’Queenpin' (14:00).

Dec 14, 2017
The Best TV of 2017 With Sam Esmail (Ep. 210)
01:16:07

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined for their annual best TV of 2017 discussion with 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail. They cover what they are looking from their own television experience, this year in television (2:00), and their top-10 favorite shows of the year, including ‘Game of Thrones,' ‘Mindhunter,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ and more (14:00).

Dec 11, 2017
Fear TV: ‘Dark’ and ‘Channel Zero,’ Plus Laurie Metcalf on ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Roseanne’ (Ep 209)
00:43:27

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Disney’s potential purchase of 21st Century Fox (1:50), Netflix’s ‘Dark’ (4:25), Syfy’s ‘Channel Zero: No-End House’ (9:55). Later they sit down with acclaimed actress Laurie Metcalf to discuss ‘Lady Bird’ and the '90s sitcom ‘Roseanne’ (18:50).

Dec 08, 2017
U2’s ‘Songs of Experience’ and Best Songs of All Time, Plus an 'Ozark' and 'House of Cards' Update (Ep. 208)
00:52:25

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on 'Ozark' and where it fits into this year in television (3:00). They also discuss recent ‘House of Cards’ news (20:00) and U2’s new album, ‘Songs of Experience’ (26:00).

Dec 04, 2017
All Marvel Everything: Talking ‘Runaways’ With Its Creator and Showrunners and an 'Infinity War' Trailer Reaction (Ep. 207)
00:44:49

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react to the new trailer for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (01:00) before discussing Hulu’s new Marvel series, ‘Runaways,’ with creator Brian K. Vaughan and showrunners Josh Schwartz and and Stephanie Savage (7:00).

Nov 30, 2017
What You Should Be Watching Right Now (Ep. 206)
00:58:14

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald delve into a number of new and returning shows on TV this season, including ‘Godless, 'Search Party,’ and ‘Runaways’ (2:00). Later Andy sits down with Rachel Brosnahan of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ (33:00).

Nov 27, 2017
Hollywood’s Troubled State (Ep. 205)
01:06:53

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Jeffrey Tambor’s sudden departure from the cast of ‘Transparent’ and the current state of Hollywood amid the ongoing allegations of sexual harassment and assault (2:00). They also discuss ‘Justice League’ and its opening weekend as well as the trailer for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (21:30) before chatting with screenwriter Scott Frank about his new Netflix show, 'Godless' (33:00).

Nov 20, 2017
The Inside Story of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine With Writer Joe Hagan (Ep. 204)
00:55:59

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by writer Joe Hagan to discuss his new book, ‘Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine.’

Nov 17, 2017
Disney’s New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy, Amazon’s Expensive ‘Lord of the Rings’ Play, and the Best Superhero Movies of All Time (Ep. 203)
01:06:55

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the major announcements from Disney regarding a new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy and Amazon’s expensive purchase of the rights to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and why remaking major IP can be tricky (2:00). They also discuss ‘Lady Bird’ (19:00) before going deep on the best superhero movies of all time with Ringer articles editor Andrew Gruttadaro (29:00).


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Nov 13, 2017
Frankie Shaw of 'SMILF,' Plus Updates on ‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘All the Money in the World’ (Ep. 202)
01:01:38

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the latest news of Kevin Spacey’s removal from the upcoming film ‘All the Money in the World’ (2:00) before catching up on 'Mr. Robot' and its ambitious latest episode (17:00). Later Andy sits down with Frankie Shaw of 'SMILF' and chats about her new show and her time on ‘Mr. Robot’ (29:00).

Nov 10, 2017
Reviewing ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and Finishing ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 (Ep. 201)
00:52:38

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give their very different reviews of Marvel’s 'Thor: Ragnarok' (5:00) before discussing the final three episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 and how they felt about the series overall (26:00). Finally they rundown some of the shows they’ll be watching in the coming weeks (48:00).

Nov 06, 2017
The Neptunes Are Back Because No One Ever Really Dies, Plus ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 (Ep. 200)
00:45:26

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald welcome the return of N.E.R.D by revisiting what makes the Neptunes and Pharrell persistently relevant (1:00). Later, they discuss episodes 4 through 6 of ‘Stranger Things' Season 2 (17:00) and then answer a few listener questions (36:00).

Nov 02, 2017
Reviewing the First Three Episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 and Wrapping Up ‘The Deuce’ With Megan Abbott (Ep. 199)
01:00:20

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan review the first three episodes of ‘Stranger Things' Season 2 and consider whether it is living up to the hype and how it holds up under the microscope (4:00). Later they discuss ‘The Deuce’ and its finale (27:00) before chatting with Megan Abbott about her experience writing on the show (37:00).

Oct 30, 2017
Hyped for 'Stranger Things 2' and Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread,’ Plus Reviews of ‘The Good Place’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ (Ep. 198)
00:53:53

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are excited about Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film, ‘Phantom Thread’ (6:00), and the long-awaited second season of ‘Stranger Things’ (20:00). They also discuss and review ‘The Good Place’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ (33:00) before answering a few listener questions (49:00).

Oct 27, 2017
Inside the Mind of 'Mindhunter' Star Jonathan Groff (Ep. 197)
00:45:51

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald chat with 'Mindhunter' star Jonathan Groff about his time on set with acclaimed director David Fincher; his character, Holden Ford; and the challenge of filming year-round.

Oct 23, 2017
Exploring ‘The Deuce’ and Double Down Book Club Selection ‘Sweet Forever’ With Joe House (Ep. 196)
00:58:58

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the works of writer George Pelecanos, leading off with his acclaimed new HBO show, ‘The Deuce,’ (1:00) before transitioning to the latest Double Down Book Club selection, ‘Sweet Forever’ (20:00). Later, D.C. native Joe House joins the show to further discuss ‘Sweet Forever’ and it’s time-capsule depiction of Washington (30:00).

Oct 20, 2017
Breaking Down ‘Mindhunter’ and the ‘Black Panther’ Trailer (Ep. 195)
00:41:36

After getting called out by director Sam Esmail, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald return to their television roots by discussing David Fincher’s new Netflix series, ‘Mindhunter’ (6:00). Later they discuss actual televisions, the new trailer for 'Black Panther,' and the film's potential (26:00).

Oct 16, 2017
Talking 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Mr. Robot' With Sam Esmail (Ep. 194)
01:05:51

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review and celebrate Denis Villeneuve's ambitious new film, 'Blade Runner 2049' (3:00). Later Sam Esmail calls in to further discuss 'Blade Runner 2049' and other works by director Denis Villeneuve (26:00) before discussing the latest season of his show, 'Mr. Robot' (40:00).

Oct 12, 2017
New Trailers for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, ‘Justice League,’ and Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Are Here (Ep. 193)
00:53:50

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on life and recent news before discussing the rash of trailers that came out of New York Comic Con, including ‘Star Wars The Last Jedi’ (10:30), ‘Justice League’, and Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ (30:00). They also discuss the new Tom Clancy 'Jack Ryan' picture and more (40:00).

Oct 10, 2017
Rob Huebel Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried (Ep. 192)
00:59:27

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with comedic actor Rob Huebel to discuss his career in comedy; his new show, ‘Do You Want to See a Dead Body?’; and his renown sketch troupe with Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer, ‘Human Giant’ (1:00). Later Chris chats with Joe Casey of the band Protomartyr about their new album, 'Relatives in Descent’ (49:00).

Oct 06, 2017
Jeff Garlin Describes the Making of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (Ep. 191)
00:55:21

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on life and airplane movies they watched during their recent travels, including ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘The Big Sick’ (1:00). Then Andy sits down with Jeff Garlin to discuss the new season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and the process of making it (17:00).

Oct 02, 2017
Amy Landecker and the Critical Reception of 'Transparent' (Ep. 190)
00:44:43

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald sits down with actor Amy Landecker to discuss her pathway into comedic roles, awards season, and the critical reception she’s received for her work on ‘Transparent.’

Sep 30, 2017
Starring Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll (Ep. 189)
01:00:56

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald is joined by the very funny Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll to discuss their friendship (10:00), dealing with puberty, their new animated Netflix show ‘Big Mouth’ and the benefits of comedic collaboration (25:00).

Sep 28, 2017
Opening Up the Mailbag (Ep. 188)
00:45:04

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and respond to listener questions that run the pop culture gamut, from the new 'Star Wars' and 'Blade Runner' films to the best TV restaurants to the state of streaming television and which podcasts they listen to.

Sep 25, 2017
Back on the Road With Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of the Killers (Ep. 187)
00:47:15

Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Killers bandmates Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr., who discuss getting the band back together for a new album, meeting your heroes, and the business of making music.

Sep 21, 2017
Emmy Winners (and Losers) With Mike Schur, Amanda Dobbins, and Alison Herman (Ep. 186)
01:18:49

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald, Amanda Dobbins, and Alison Herman rehash the highlights and star power of Sunday night's 69th annual Emmy Awards (1:00). They discuss the best moments and speeches and the big nights for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,' ‘Big Little Lies,' and Hulu (10:00), while also attempting to understand the 'Stranger Things' shutout (15:00). Later Andy is joined by comedy writer and cocreator of ‘The Good Place’ Mike Schur to discuss Emmy topics including the Sean Spicer’s surprise appearance and what it’s like to see your friends win awards (36:00).

Sep 18, 2017
What Spotify’s Rap Caviar Says About the Music Industry; Spoon's Britt Daniel Returns to Form (Ep. 185)
01:00:03

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald examine the current state of the music industry and the breakout success of Spotify’s Rap Caviar playlist (2:00). Then they are joined by Ringer staff writer Shea Serrano to discuss ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and what he needs in his television-watching experience (15:00). Finally, Andy sits down with Britt Daniel of Spoon to discuss life on tour and his enduring musical career (33:00).

Sep 14, 2017
Processing a Monster Opening Weekend for 'It' and Amazon’s Recent Shift (Ep. 184)
00:44:22

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the $80 million opening weekend for ‘It,’ while considering what makes a good horror film and which Stephen King IP projects are still primed for adaptation (0:30). Later, they discuss Amazon’s sudden content shift (22:00) and their early impressions of 'Top of the Lake: China Girl' and 'The Deuce' (32:00).

Sep 11, 2017
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Loses Its Director, ‘Narcos’ Returns, ‘Twin Peaks’ Ends, and Elisabeth Moss Talks ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Ep. 183)
01:15:05

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss director Colin Trevorrow's sudden departure from 'Star Wars: Episode IX' (1:00) as well as the finale of ‘Twin Peaks’ (12:45) and the new season of 'Narcos' (28:30). Then Andy chats with Elisabeth Moss about her hit show, 'The Handmaid’s Tale', and the new season of 'Top of the Lake' (36:00).

Sep 07, 2017
'You’re the Worst' Star Aya Cash on Her Complicated Relationship With L.A. and Branching Out Within the Industry (Ep. 182)
00:55:34

The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald sits down with 'You’re the Worst' (FXX) star Aya Cash to discuss her upcoming fourth season of the show (2:00), her back-and-forth feelings about Los Angeles, and her current plans as a working actress to branch out into other facets of making TV and film (36:00).

Sep 04, 2017
George Pelecanos, Cocreator of 'The Deuce,' on Capturing the Grittiness of New York in the '70s (Ep. 181)
00:46:24

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by one of their favorite writers, George Pelecanos ('The Wire,' 'Treme'), to discuss his latest project, HBO’s 'The Deuce,’ which he cocreated with David Simon.

Aug 31, 2017
Dissecting the 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale With Binge Mode Cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 180)
00:55:38

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald provide their instant takes on the finale and overall season of 'Game of Thrones' (0:30). Later 'Binge Mode' cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin join Chris to further dissect and examine what worked and what did not in 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 (18:30) and what we can expect from the forthcoming 'Game of Thrones' spinoffs (45:00).

Aug 28, 2017
DC’s New Joker Origin Story, 'Logan Lucky,' and Showtime CEO David Nevins on 'Twin Peaks' (Ep. 179)
00:57:34

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald announce the latest installment of the Double Down Book Club before discussing their feelings about the recent news of a Martin Scorsese–produced Joker origin movie as well as Chris’s feeling about 'Logan Lucky' (1:00). Later, Andy chats with Showtime CEO and president David Nevins about his role in resurrecting 'Twin Peaks' (25;00).

Aug 24, 2017
Critiquing 'Game of Thrones' and Previewing the Fall TV Season (Ep. 178)
00:51:40

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Game of Thrones' episode, "Beyond the Wall," and critique some of the show's mechanics (1:00). Then Chris and Andy discuss what they are looking for in the upcoming fall TV season (33:00).

Aug 21, 2017
David Wain on Making the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Franchise (Ep. 177)
00:43:18

Andy Greenwald sits down with ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ franchise director and cocreator David Wain to discuss creating and adapting his comedy film to a TV series for Netflix, what it’s like working with a multitude of famous people with busy schedules, and where the franchise goes from here.

Aug 17, 2017
Unpacking 'Game of Thrones' and Shonda Rhimes Leaves ABC for Netflix, With Guest Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs (Ep. 176)
00:59:37

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Game of Thrones' episode, "Eastwatch," and what it means for the series as a whole (3:00). They also discuss Shonda Rhimes’s major move from network television to Netflix and what it means for ABC (19:00), before Chris sits down with Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs to discuss their upcoming album, ‘A Deeper Understanding,’ and how he and his bandmates use basketball and 'Game of Thrones' as escapes from the stress of making music (35:00).

Aug 14, 2017
The Future of Streaming Television and Celebrating ‘Ozark’ and ‘Insecure’ (Ep. 175)
00:41:34

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the Television Critics Association and the future of TV streaming, highlighting some of the difficulties the entertainment industry is facing (0:30). Later, Andy sells Chris on Season 2 of HBO’s ‘Insecure’ (23:00), and Justin Charity and Chris pitch Andy on Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ while discussing the value of TV that simply entertains us (27:00).

Aug 10, 2017
'Game of Thrones,' and Mark Duplass on ‘Room 104’ and Collaboration (Ep. 174)
01:01:42

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss last night’s epic 'Game of Thrones' episode, "The Spoils of War" (1:00), before sitting down with Mark Duplass of ‘Togetherness’ and ‘The One I Love’ to discuss his new HBO series 'Room 104,' his experience in Hollywood, and the value of collaboration (24:00).

Aug 07, 2017
‘Narcos’ Season 3 Preview, Plus ‘Glow’ Creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch on Writing for TV As Playwrights (Ep. 173)
00:57:50

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the impending return of 'Narcos' (2:00). Later, Andy Greenwald talks to ‘Glow’ creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch about writing for TV as playwrights (13:00), meeting young Lin-Manuel Miranda in New York City (20:00), and the unique experience of working with Netflix (47:15).

Aug 03, 2017
‘Game of Thrones’ and Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee on Making Music and Living in Philly (Ep. 172)
01:01:48

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Ryan Adams's recently fired Twitter shots at the Strokes before analyzing last night’s 'Game of Thrones' episode, ‘The Queen’s Justice’ (5:00). Later they are joined by singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee to talk about her latest album, ‘Out in the Storm,’ and life on tour (20:00) as well as a check in on 'Twin Peaks' (52:00).

Jul 31, 2017
'Atomic Blonde,' Kathryn Bigelow, 'Ozark,' 'True Detective' Season 3, and Netflix’s Unfair Advantage With Millennials (Ep. 171)
01:00:49

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by K. Austin Collins to discuss Charlize Theron’s new action film 'Atomic Blonde' (3:00), the expanding world of IP, and the career arc of filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (17:00). Later, TV critic Alison Herman stops by to discuss the new Netflix series ‘Ozark’ (33:30), the ways that we watch TV shows these days (40:00), and 'True Detective' Season 3 before tossing out a few new show recommendations (55:00).

Jul 27, 2017
'Game of Thrones,' Comic-Con Trailers, and 'Dunkirk,' Plus Matthew Lillard on 'Twin Peaks' and Working in Hollywood (Ep. 170)
01:19:46

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss last night’s episode of Game of Thrones ‘Stormborn’ (3:00) and the big new trailers coming out of Comic Con like ‘Stranger Things 2’ and ‘Westworld’ (12:00) before reviewing Dunkirk (26:45). Later, Matthew Lillard stops by to discuss his recent run on Twin Peaks, his time at Comic Con and what it's like working on set with David Lynch as well as his experience as a working actor in Hollywood (37:00).

Jul 24, 2017
Dunkirk,' Benioff and Weiss’s Next Project, and Revisiting 'Twin Peaks' and 'Glow' (Ep. 169)
00:51:42

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the upcoming premiere of 'Dunkirk' (7:00) and the recent announcement of 'Game of Thrones' showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’s next project (12:00) before revisiting 'Twin Peaks' and 'Glow' (28:00).

Jul 20, 2017
'Game of Thrones' Returns and Disney Unveils a New 'Star Wars' Resort (Ep. 168)
00:58:20

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss and review the Season 7 premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ (5:00). Later, they discuss the unveiling of Disney’s new Star Wars–themed resort, Galaxy’s Edge and Marvel Avengers news (32:00), before circling back to Season 2 of ‘Master of None’ (46:00).

Jul 17, 2017
Previewing the 'Thrones' Premiere (Ep. 167)
00:52:01

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the biggest snubs and indicators from the 2017 Emmy nominations. Then, Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion join (23:00) to give their final 'Game of Thrones' thoughts before the Season 7 premiere on Sunday.

Jul 13, 2017
'Spider-Man Homecoming,’ and Bill Simmons Chimes in on the Great ‘Baby Driver’ Debate and the Legacy of ‘The Sopranos’ (Ep. 166)
00:57:52

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Bill Simmons to continue the great ‘Baby Driver’ debate and discuss how ‘The Sopranos’ has held up over time (1 :00). Then, Chris and Andy discuss Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ (36:00).

Jul 10, 2017
The Great ‘Baby Driver’ Debate With Jason Mantzoukas, Plus Andy Samberg (Ep. 165)
01:01:48

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to discuss ‘Talk the Thrones’ and his new movie, ‘The House’ (1:00), before they hash out their hot takes on ‘Baby Driver’ (17:00). Later, Andy Samberg calls in to talk about his new HBO sports mockumentary, ‘Tour de Pharmacy’ (41:00).

Jul 07, 2017
BBQ Music and Don Winslow on 'The Force' (Ep. 164)
00:41:56

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate Independence Day by discussing summer music and their custom-curated BBQ playlist on Spotify (2:35). Then Chris sits down for a one-on-one conversation with Don Winslow about his new book, 'The Force' (15:48).


Playlist Link:

https://play.spotify.com/user/andygreenwald/playlist/5DhFd20nzDr4q10UCU1TNo?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Jul 03, 2017
Setting Expectations for Jay-Z’s '4:44,' ABC’s 'Inhumans,' and the Second Season of 'Preacher' (Ep. 163)
00:45:21

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the silliness of ABC’s upcoming ‘Inhumans’ (1:00) and unpack their expectations for Jay-Z’s new album 4:44 (17:00) while also analyzing the second season of AMC’s 'Preacher' (27:00).

Jun 29, 2017
What's Next for the Han Solo Movie, T.J. Miller's Departure From 'Silicon Valley,' Plus 'Twin Peaks' and 'GLOW' (Ep. 162)
00:57:00

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss recent news stories about the shakeup in the Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ movie, T.J.’s Miller’s departure from ‘Silicon Valley,’ and the ‘Transformers’ box office flop, as well as the state of Michael Bay films (1:00). They also check in on ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘GLOW’ (29:00).

Jun 26, 2017
The Han Solo 'Star Wars' Movie Situation, Fargo’s Finale, and What Good Bad Movies Would Get Made in 2017 (Ep. 161)
01:11:36
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Sean Fennessey discuss the recent shakeup with the directors of the upcoming Han Solo 'Star Wars' film (1:30), the season finale of 'Fargo' (14:00), and the best films of the century (27:20). Then, Andrew Gruttadaro and Chris Ryan discuss which classically Good Bad Movies, like 'Speed 2' and 'Road House,' would still get made in 2017 (42:00).
Jun 22, 2017
The 25 Best Movies of the Century So Far and Lorde’s 'Melodrama' (Ep. 160)
00:55:49
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Andy’s weekend exploits and Lorde’s new album, 'Melodrama' (1:00). Then Chris and Andy discuss the recent New York Times list of the 25 best movies of the century while providing their own, very different best-movies-of-the-century list (24:00).
Jun 19, 2017
The Ringer Recommends Pt. 2 (Ep. 159)
00:36:32
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by six of the New York City bureau staff, calling in to recommend a variety of media they have been recently enjoying. Justin Charity recommends the Nintendo Switch as a solution for responsible gaming (2:33), Kate Knibbs plugs her new favorite new Instagram account @nightlotion as well as Netflix’s ‘The Keepers’ (8:20), Andrew Gruttadaro is excited for the shark-infested ‘47 Meters Down’ (14:15), Lindsay Zoladz praises a book she recently read called ‘The Idiot’ (19:02), Donnie Kwak calls ‘Bad Rap’ the one film about Asian American rappers to watch (25:10), and K. Austin Collins endorses English rock band Slowdive’s new self-titled album (30:50).
Jun 15, 2017
Black Panther, Netflix, FX, and the State of Peak TV (Ep. 158)
00:51:00
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react and dissect the new teaser trailer for 'Black Panther' and the larger Marvel Universe (3:00). They also discuss Netflix’s recent cancellation of big shows like 'The Get Down,' 'Bloodline,' and 'Sense 8' (12:00), and how FX is managing its own empire with 'Fargo' as its tentpole show (23:00).
Jun 12, 2017
'American Gods,' 'Twin Peaks,' 'The Americans,' and Other Shows You Should Be Watching (Ep. 157)
00:41:26
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by colleague Allison Herman to talk about 'American Gods' (6:23), 'Twin Peaks' (14:05), and other shows you should be watching (19:00). Later, they are joined by colleague Rob Harvilla to talk about the the current state of 'The Americans' (24:00).
Jun 09, 2017
Wonder Woman' and the Success of Comic Book Movies, 'The Leftovers' series finale, and the Current State of Tom Cruise (Ep. 156)
00:50:32
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald check in on the state of Tom Cruise’s career and the trailer for his upcoming film ‘American Made’ (2:00) before discussing 'Wonder Woman,' what makes a comic book movie work, and Gal Gadot’s performance (13:00). Later, they discuss the epic series finale of 'The Leftovers' and what the series meant to television (32:00).
Jun 06, 2017
Big IP Fails at the Box Office and Damon Lindelof Talks 'Twin Peaks' and the End of 'The Leftovers' (Ep. 155)
00:59:50
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to discuss the slew of big IP films, including 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' and 'Baywatch,' that are failing at the box office and what it means for the film industry (3:40). Then, Chris and Andy discuss 'Silicon Valley' and T.J. Miller’s sudden departure from the show (21:30) before fielding a call from showrunner Damon Lindelof to talk 'Twin Peaks' and ending his show 'The Leftovers' (29:40).
Jun 01, 2017
Book Club — 'Annihilation' (Ep. 154)
00:43:16
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald present their second installment of the Double Down Book Club as they review and discuss ‘Annihilation’ by Jeff VanderMeer (0:30). Later they are joined by VanderMeer himself to talk about the process of creating the Southern Reach trilogy (19:35).
May 29, 2017
Lizzy Goodman on the Rebirth of Rock ’n’ Roll in New York City From 2001 to 2011 (Ep. 153)
01:13:03
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with writer Lizzy Goodman to talk about her new book, ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom,’ which highlights the rebirth of rock ’n’ roll in New York City through bands like the Strokes, the White Stripes, and the Vines.
May 25, 2017
'Twin Peaks,' 'Alien Covenant,' and the Highs and Lows of IP (Ep. 152)
00:53:59
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate the return of 'Twin Peaks' by giving it "The Belt" and discussing the arc of the first couple episodes (2:30). Later, writer Adam Nayman joins to discuss director Ridley Scott and his latest film, 'Alien Covenant' (27:24).
May 22, 2017
The Networks Aim to Make TV Great Again, and Previewing 'Twin Peaks' (Ep. 151)
00:44:54
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss network television’s recent attempts to eventize television programming (1:00). They also say farewell to Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell (13:20) before discussing the upcoming third season of 'Twin Peaks' (21:20).
May 18, 2017
'Master of None,' 'Catastrophe,' and 'The Leftovers' Are Brought to You by the Pre-pajama Mafia (Ep. 150)
00:52:25
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald kick off the pod with a brief discussion about leisurewear (1:00) before diving into the second season of ‘Master of None’ (9:45) and Season 3 of 'Catastrophe,' (22:30) and wondering where the final season of 'The Leftovers' will take us (29:38).
May 15, 2017
David Mandel Talks 'Veep,' 'Curb,' and 'Seinfeld' (Ep. 149)
00:55:23
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with 'Veep' showrunner David Mandel to discuss making a political comedy in today’s climate. Then, Mandel shares stories about working on two other comedy mega-hits, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Seinfeld.’
May 11, 2017
Welcome to Dystopia: 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Handmaid’s Tale,' and 'American Gods' (Ep. 148)
00:50:36
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the new trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' (1:30), as well as 'Billions' (11:20) and 'Handmaid’s Tale' (15:50), before deep-diving into the new Starz series 'American Gods' (34:40).
May 08, 2017
Greg Dulli and the Afghan Whigs Are Back (Ep. 147)
00:54:48
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli to discuss his band's new album, ‘In Spades,’ and the story of how he first met Chris and Andy more than 15 years ago.
May 04, 2017
Timothy Simons of 'Veep' on Politics, 'The Leftovers' and Hangin' With McConaughey (Ep. 146)
01:02:05
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Timothy Simons of 'Veep' to discuss how the election impacted both his work life and real life (3:30) as well as his love of 'The Leftovers' (35:50) and what it’s like to hang out with Matthew McConaughey (53:40).
May 01, 2017
‘Fargo’ and the Prestige-TV Debate & Justin Simien of ‘Dear White People’ (Ep. 145)
00:51:43
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the third season of Fargo, the series as a whole, and how it fits into the discussion of prestige TV (1:20). Then, Chris sits down with Justin Simien to discuss his new Netflix show, ‘Dear White People’ (20:25).
Apr 27, 2017
Damon Lindelof Discusses ‘The Leftovers’ (144)
01:13:58
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by the cocreator and showrunner of HBO’s 'The Leftovers' to discuss the ongoing shift in criticism of the show (2:05), the world-building from season to season (9:00), the Wu-Tang trampoline, and the first two episodes of Season 3 (35:20). Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.
Apr 24, 2017
'Fargo' and 'Veep' Return (Ep. 143)
00:55:11
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the music of their youth (1:00), their early impressions of 'Fargo' Season 3 (6:28), and the season premiere of 'Veep' (22:43). Then, Chris is joined by film critic and writer Adam Nayman to discuss a talented filmmaker and the subject of his new book, ‘Ben Wheatley: Confusion and Carnage’ (27:45).
Apr 20, 2017
'The Last Jedi,' the End of 'Girls,' and the Final Season of 'The Leftovers' (Ep. 142)
00:57:42
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Kendrick Lamar’s new album, ‘Damn.’ (4:20). Then they break down the final episode of ‘Girls’ and the series as a whole (29:55), as well as the premiere of ‘The Leftovers’ (48:20).
Apr 17, 2017
The Ringer Recommends (Ep. 141)
00:51:02
Chris Ryan is joined by a carousel of Ringer staffers, who stop by to recommend a piece of content that other people should be watching, reading, or listening to.
Apr 14, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok' Starring "Cake" Blanchett (Ep. 140)
00:46:45
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Marvel’s 'Thor: Ragnarok' (2:20), Season 3 of 'Better Call Saul' (9:45), the new Netflix film ‘Win It All’ (18:40), and the season finale of ‘Crashing’ (39:15).
Apr 10, 2017
Mailbag 2.0 (Ep. 139)
00:41:04
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald answer your questions on topics including pleas to review shows like 'The Expanse' and 'The Missing' (1:00), insider questions about the industry and the state of television (27:00), and Chris’s love of magic (37:25).
Apr 06, 2017
'Big Little Lies' Finale and a Conversation With TV Writer Mike Levin (Ep. 138)
01:00:56
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Alison Herman discuss the finale of ‘Big Little Lies’ (0:45) and what its run means for the future of television (16:10). Then they are joined by Mike Levin of NBC’s ‘Trial & Error’ to discuss his experience writing for TV in Hollywood and what shows he’s watching (27:55).
Apr 03, 2017
Jason Mantzoukas Loves 'Legion,' David Milch, and 'True Detective' (Ep. 137)
00:59:15
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by comedian Jason Mantzoukas to discuss his love of comic books, the show 'Legion' (1:10), the series finale (20:20), and how excited he is about David Milch’s rumored involvement with a third season of 'True Detective' (28:55). Jason also talks about a few of his experiences working in Hollywood (49:40).
Mar 30, 2017
What Does 'Justice League' Have in Common With Radiohead’s 'OK Computer'? (Ep. 136)
00:46:37
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the new trailer for DC’s 'Justice League' (2:00) before revisiting the cultural significance of Radiohead’s 'OK Computer' 20 years after its release (13:16). Then Andy recommends a new TV show (42:40).
Mar 27, 2017
The Return of Dave Chappelle (Ep. 135)
00:36:02
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Cinemax’s breaking news about ‘The Knick’ (0:44), Netflix’s power plays in the stand-up comedy world (11:15)—including Dave Chappelle’s new two-part special (14:30)—and their feelings about the final season of 'Girls' (28:30).
Mar 23, 2017
Ep. 134: Drake’s ‘More Life’, Amazon Pilot Season, and Other Upcoming TV and Film Projects
00:47:20
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss whether they're in or out on a rumored 'Matrix' reboot (11:30), the Rock’s new film about skyscrapers (16:00), and a possible 'Cloverfield' sequel. Then they discuss Drake’s new project, ‘More Life,’ (21:20) and rank all of his records, mixtapes, albums, and playlists from best to worst (32:30).
Mar 20, 2017
Ep. 133: Interview With Noah Hawley of 'Legion' and 'Fargo'
00:49:44
The RInger's Andy Greenwald sits down with Noah Hawley, the showrunner and creator of FX's 'Legion' and 'Fargo,' to talk about last night's episode of 'Legion' (6:00) as well as the creative process of the show (11:30) and his upcoming projects (43:45).
Mar 16, 2017
Ep. 132: Book Club — 'Zoo Station'
00:38:05
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald present their long-awaited installment of the Double Down Bookclub, as they review and discuss 'Zoo Station' by David Downing. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Mar 14, 2017
Ep. 131: Live From SXSW
00:57:52
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey host a live discussion on the latest trends in the film industry and the must-see movies being premiered at SXSW (0:30). They also take audience questions about the shifting landscape of media and entertainment (34:20).
Mar 13, 2017
Ep. 130: Interview With Gareth David of Los Campesinos!
00:53:21
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with Gareth David of Los Campesinos! to discuss the band's new album, 'Sick Scenes,' (1:50) and what it's like working in the music industry while holding down a day job (16:45).
Mar 09, 2017
Ep. 129: ‘Logan,’ ‘The Good Fight,’ ‘Billions,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’
00:43:36
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion analyse why ‘Logan’ (1:50) worked and what other future superhero films could learn from it. Then, TV writer Alison Herman stops by to discuss ‘The Good Fight’, ‘Billions’ (24:30) and ‘Big Little Lies’ (34:00).
Mar 06, 2017
Ep. 128: 'Get Out,' 'Logan,' and Other Movies With K. Austin Collins
00:46:58
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and K. Austin Collins discuss the movies they’re most excited about right now, starting with the hit new film ‘Get Out’ (1:50). Later, they discuss 'Logan' (19:00), The Lost City of Z' (30:05), 'Kong: Skull Island' (37:00), 'Alien: Covenant' (42:15), and more.
Mar 02, 2017
Ep. 127: Full Interview With Lena Dunham of 'Girls'
00:55:17
The Ringer's Andy Greenwald sits down one-on-one with Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's 'Girls,' to talk about the show's final season and the process of making her Emmy Award–winning show (2:00), the gray areas of the latest episode, "American Bitch" (10:15), and what she plans to do next (43:45). Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.
Mar 01, 2017
Ep. 126: Lena Dunham on 'Girls' Episode "American Bitch"
00:17:56
Andy Greenwald sits down with Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's 'Girls,' to talk about "American Bitch," the astonishing episode that aired February 26. Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.
Feb 27, 2017
Ep. 125: The Oscars' Surprise Ending
00:36:24
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Amanda Dobbins react to and unpack the Oscars' shocking ending (1:30), the curious case of the envelope (30:10), and other noteworthy Oscar moments.
Feb 27, 2017
Ep. 124: Guide to the Oscars
00:48:10
The Oscars are upon us, and The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Sean Fennessey engage in a discussion that covers everything from front-runners 'La La Land' and 'Moonlight' (5:45) to Sean’s Oscar ballot (16:45). They wrap up by answering Oscar-related mailbag questions from listeners (30:07).
Feb 23, 2017
Ep. 123: ‘The Young Pope,’ the TV Championship Belt, ‘Big Little Lies,’ and ‘Crashing’
00:44:33
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the experience of watching ‘The Young Pope’ (2:05), debate which show is most deserving of the "TV Championship Belt" (14:40), and discuss last night's premieres of ‘Big Little Lies’ (20:40) and ‘Crashing’ (35:50).
Feb 20, 2017
Ep. 122: Interview With ‘One Day at a Time’ Showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce
00:51:50
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss one of their favorite new shows, Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’ (0:45), before Andy sits down with its two showrunners, Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, to talk about making the show and rethinking the modern-day sitcom (10:41).
Feb 16, 2017
Ep. 121: The Grammy Awards, 'Legion,' and 'Girls'
00:42:04
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the cultural importance of the Grammy Awards (1:00), Beyoncé’s performance (8:30), and Adele’s victory (10:33). Then they discuss ‘Legion’ and Andy’s experience working on the show (16:55) as well as the return of ‘Girls’ (33:08).
Feb 13, 2017
Ep. 120: Looking at Pop Culture Through the Political Prism WIth Chuck Klosterman
01:04:34
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Who Won the Week (3:00) and Taboo (5:43) before they are joined by author and essayist Chuck Klosterman to talk about the state of pop culture and how assigning political meaning to it feels inescapable in the current climate (11:28).
Feb 09, 2017
Ep. 119: The Super Bowl Commercials, Lady Gaga’s Halftime Performance, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2, and ‘24 Legacy’
00:48:11
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald rehash and break down the political undertones of this year's Super Bowl commercials (0:30) as well as Lady Gaga’s halftime show (7:29). They also discuss the TV and movie trailers that premiered during the Super Bowl, including Season 2 of ‘Stranger Things’ (17:35). They wrap with a review of ‘24 Legacy’ (31:53).
Feb 06, 2017
Ep. 118: ‘The Crown,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ and Letters From Taboo Island
00:50:18
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald debate their picks for Who Won the Week (1:45) before reading another Letter From Taboo Island (12:05) and discussing ‘The Crown’ (16:15). Then Ringer TV critic Alison Herman stops by to catch the guys up on shows they aren’t watching, including ‘Riverdale’ (25:18), ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ (37:14), and the reboot of ‘Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events’ (43:30).
Feb 02, 2017
Ep. 117: SAG Awards, 'Split,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘3 Mics’
00:55:42
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the highlights of Sunday night’s SAG Awards (8:40), the ‘Stranger Things’ victory speech (12:10), and why ‘La La Land’ is a lock for the Oscars (21:05). Then they give a quick rundown of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ (24:55) before examining the social parallels of ‘The Young Pope’ (31:00) and the state of stand-up comedy through the lens of Neal Brennan’s new Netflix special ‘3 Mics’ (41:28).
Jan 30, 2017
Ep. 116: The Mailbag Episode
00:59:08
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reveal ‘Who Won the Week’ (1:45) and read another letter from Taboo Island (8:45) before answering audience questions from the mailbag (16:22).
Jan 27, 2017
Ep. 115: The New ‘Star Wars’ Title, ‘The Good Place,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘Homeland’
00:40:46
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reveal and discuss the title for the next ‘Star Wars’ film (2:48). They also examine how ‘The Good Place’ is changing the possibilities of network television (8:22), why ‘The Young Pope’ is so much fun (22:06), and the problem with ‘Homeland’ (32:15).
Jan 23, 2017
Ep. 114: ‘The OA,’ Who Won the Week, the New ‘Logan’ Trailer, and ‘Taboo’
00:45:43
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the 'Trainspotting' sequel (3:25) and the new trailer for the latest X-Men installment, ‘Logan’ (6:50). They also announce who won the week (10:30), report from ‘Taboo’ island (16:45), and give ‘The OA’ a postmortem (26:50).
Jan 20, 2017
Ep. 113: The Television Critics Association Press Tour, Awarding the Television Championship Belt, ‘Sneaky Pete,’ and The XX’s New Album
00:50:45
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sort through the big news from the Television Critics Association press tour (0:30) about ‘Atlanta’ (2:05), ‘American Crime Story’ (6:15), and ‘Better Call Saul’ (10:38). Then they award the Television Championship Belt (18:50) and wrap up with a conversation about the return of Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ (31:08) and The XX’s new album (42:22).
Jan 16, 2017
Ep. 112: ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Taboo,’ and ‘One Day at a Time’
00:36:10
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald each award "Who Won the Week" (1:30) and preview a new slate of shows this season in ‘One Day at a Time’ (6:10), ‘Taboo’ (16:28), and ‘The Young Pope’ (27:10).
Jan 13, 2017
Ep. 111: The Golden Globes After-Party With Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
00:43:19
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by ‘Jam Session’ cohosts Amanda Dobbins and Juliet Litman to rehash the best (3:45), worst (9:45), weirdest (22:13), and favorite moments from the Golden Globes.
Jan 09, 2017
Ep. 110: ‘Coachella,’ ‘The Golden Globes,’ and ‘Homeland’
00:47:38
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald run through the newly revealed lineup for Coachella and pick their favorite non-headliners (2:05). They also preview the categories and nominees for this weekend's Golden Globes (12:10) and discuss the return of ‘Homeland’ (34:45).
Jan 06, 2017
Ep. 109: ‘The OA’, ‘La La Land’, and ‘20th Century Women’
00:48:58
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald remember Carrie Fisher and George Michael (3:27). They also discuss the new Netflix drama ‘The OA’ (12:42) and awards season (27:05), including the films ‘La La Land’ (29:30) and ‘20th Century Women’ (38:40).
Jan 03, 2017
Ep. 108: The Wall of 2016
00:40:27
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald highlight eight people who made pop culture what it was in 2016. Listen as they discuss newcomers to The Wall like Riz Ahmed (12:00) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (16:12), debate Donald Glover's success streak (24:58), examine Ryan Gosling's appeal (28:57), and eventually uncover the mystery of Jonathan Pangborn (34:00).
Dec 22, 2016
Ep. 107: Rogue One Recap
00:49:24
Spoiler Alerts Ahead! The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald go deep on ‘Rogue One’, the latest Star Wars film. They cover everything from their favorite moments (3:55), to the cast (24:05), to a larger discussion about blockbuster movies (41:30).
Dec 20, 2016
Ep. 106: The Year in TV With ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail
01:06:08
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with the creator of 'Mr. Robot' to discuss, debate, and rank the best television shows of the year. Hear where shows like 'Atlanta' (2:30), 'The Night Of' (12:20)'Game of Thrones' (21:00) and 'Black Mirror' (37:22) rank or if they make the cut at all.
Dec 16, 2016
Ep. 105: The Year in Music
00:41:06
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald start with a big announcement from Andy (1:28) and then run down their favorite albums of 2016. Then they talk to staff writer Lindsay Zoladz about albums as a delivery system (20:07), surprise albums (24:23), and which albums they kept returning to throughout the year (30:45).
Dec 12, 2016
Ep. 104: ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Black Mirror’ Re-up
00:45:32
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get ready for ‘Rogue One’ (1:00) and the ‘Black Mirror’ episode “Shut Up and Dance” (30:07). Then they explore the increasingly thin line between ‘Black Mirror’ and reality (39:50).
Dec 09, 2016
Ep 103: 'Westworld' Finale
00:46:37
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Westworld' finale (0:45). Then special guest Jason Concepcion joins in to further discuss the ambitious first season (21:24), what to expect in Season 2, and Westworld’s most and least valuable players (37:29).
Dec 05, 2016
Ep 102: ‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ Turns 10, and The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Re-up
00:42:15
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are back to discuss the blockbusterization of TV (1:55), ‘Gilmore Girls’ (2:33), and Andy’s recent brush with a Hollywood A-lister (18:30). They also discuss Clipse’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ album 10 years later (25:40) and the Weeknd’s new album,‘Starboy’ (36:35).
Dec 02, 2016
Ep. 101: 'Nocturnal Animals,' 'Search Party,' and What's Next for 'Westworld'?
00:42:01
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Tom Ford's 'Nocturnal Animals' (4:00), Alia Shawkat's 'Search Party' (9:00), and the way 'Westworld' will handle the illuminating twist in Episode 9, 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' (23:00).
Nov 28, 2016
Ep. 100: ‘Westworld’ Theories and Casey Affleck’s New Film, ‘Manchester by the Sea’
00:38:28
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the latest episode of ‘Westworld’ (1:05) and discuss the wild theories about the show floating around the internet. They also chat about the new heart-wrenching Casey Affleck film, ‘Manchester by the Sea’ (24:44).
Nov 21, 2016
Ep. 99: The Current State of Movies
00:52:29
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey discuss the year in movies and how to define success for one in 2016 (1:12). They also discuss ‘Arrival’ (18:33), ‘Hell or High Water’ (39:45), and which movies you should be excited to check out (44:00).
Nov 17, 2016
Ep. 98: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Stephen Falk
00:57:23
Andy Greenwald talks to Stephen Falk, creator and showrunner of 'You're the Worst,' about the show's third season finale, its future, and taking creative chances.
Nov 17, 2016
Ep. 97: A Tribe Called Quest, Dave Chappelle on ‘SNL,' Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour, and 'Westworld'
00:54:16
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the return of A Tribe Called Quest in the Trump era (3:00), Dave Chappelle hosting 'SNL' (20:30), the experience of Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour (24:52), and the latest episode of 'Westworld' (32:54).
Nov 15, 2016
Ep. 96: Post-Election Re-up
00:48:34
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald do a post-election comedown episode, talking about the role of pop culture in the world and the benefits and problems with using television as a palliative. Then they discuss a random assortment of TV shows, movies, and albums, including 'The Good Place' (5:38), 'Arrival' (26:45), and The xx (41:01).
Nov 10, 2016
Ep. 95: 'Doctor Strange,' 'Westworld,' and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "San Junipero"
00:48:08
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' (6:00), how 'Westworld' inverts 'Lost' (18:00), the fourth episode of 'Black Mirror' (30:00), and Anthony Bourdain's patriotic Houston adventure (40:00).
Nov 07, 2016
Ep. 94: All Things FX Re-up With Nick Grad
00:59:35
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by FX president of original programming Nick Grad to discuss the success of 'Atlanta' (7:07), the development of that show’s second season (19:48), and the competition in today’s crowded TV landscape (35:30).
Nov 03, 2016
Ep. 93: 'Westworld' Theories and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "Playtest" With Jason Concepcion
00:44:14
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion discuss the possibility of two timelines in 'Westworld' (7:00), the full scope of where the show takes place (18:00), and the connection to video games (23:00). Then, Chris and Jason give their thoughts on the second episode of 'Black Mirror' (27:00) and the moral questions surrounding the show.
Oct 31, 2016
Ep. 92: 'The League,' 'Atlanta,' and 'Westworld' Re-Up With Jason Mantzoukas
00:55:16
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to discuss improvisation in 'The League,' slam poetry on 'Atlanta' (24:48), the new Beach Slang album (31:20), and the slow burn of 'Westworld' (37:50).
Oct 27, 2016
Ep. 91: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World
00:49:50
Oct 26, 2016
Ep. 90: 'The Walking Dead' Premiere, 'Westworld,' and 'Black Mirror' With Jason Concepcion
00:59:20
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the gruesome return of 'The Walking Dead' and where the show went off the rails (8:00), more 'Westworld' theories with Ringer staff writer Jason Concepcion (27:15), and the impressive execution of 'Black Mirror' (46:30).
Oct 24, 2016
Ep. 89: 'Black Mirror,' and Jimmy Eat World Re-up
00:50:06
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Wolverine's return with 'Logan' (8:00), a run-of-the-mill episode of 'Atlanta' (15:00), the anxiety-producing 'Black Mirror' (22:00), and Jimmy Eat World (42:00).
Oct 20, 2016
Ep. 88: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Gale Anne Hurd
00:57:16
Andy Greenwald talks with superproducer Gale Anne Hurd about her new series, ‘Falling Water,’ cocreating ‘The Terminator,’ steering ‘The Walking Dead,’ and more.
Oct 19, 2016
Ep. 87: 'Goliath' and 'Westworld' Theories With Jason Concepcion
00:53:09
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the risky vision behind 'Westworld' (8:00) and finding fun in Jonathan Nolan's universe (12:00). Then, Ringer staff writer Jason Concepcion joins to discuss the internet theorizing around HBO's new drama. Finally, Chris and Andy close out with thoughts on Amazon's new series 'Goliath' (39:00). Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.
Oct 17, 2016
Ep. 86: 'Atlanta,' 'Rogue One' Trailer, and The Strokes Re-up With Travon Free
00:49:20
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald bring on 'Any Given Wednesday' writer Travon Free to discuss the groundbreaking creativity on 'Atlanta' (8:00). Then, Chris and Andy get into the final 'Rogue One' trailer (24:05) and finally determine the best Strokes album of all time (38:00).
Oct 13, 2016
Ep. 85: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers
00:51:50
'Halt and Catch Fire' showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers join Andy Greenwald to discuss the show's brilliant third season and its bold play for the future. Note: This interview was conducted before 'Halt and Catch Fire' was renewed for a fourth and final season by AMC.
Oct 12, 2016
Ep. 84: HBO's Fall Sunday Night Slate
00:40:21
"The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the mysteries of 'Westworld' (6:00), Sarah Jessica Parker's return on 'Divorce' (28:15), and Issa Rae's bright new comedy, 'Insecure' (37:45). Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.
Oct 10, 2016
Ep. 83: 'Atlanta' and 'Luke Cage' Re-up
00:41:44
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss shifting plot points and character development on 'Atlanta' (6:00), the conservative 'Luke Cage' (16:00), and Netflix's expanded universe (34:00).
Oct 06, 2016
Ep. 82: 'Westworld' Premiere and Music Mythology With Will Sheff
01:05:25
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the premiere of HBO's 'Westworld' (6:00) and the ingredients needed to have a hit in today's TV landscape. Then, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff joins (22:30) to discuss his new album, ‘Away,' the trend of surprise releases (29:00), the difficulty of controlling one's art (39:00), sculpting band mythology (48:00), and battling for relevance in the music industry (54:00).
Oct 03, 2016
Ep. 81: 'Queen Sugar,' 'Westworld,' and Auteurism in 'Atlanta' Re-up
00:53:43
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Justin Lin's 'Hot Wheels' (6:00), the auteurism of 'Atlanta' (14:00), the soap opera styling of 'Queen Sugar' (39:00), and HBO's new show, 'Westworld' (49:00).
Sep 29, 2016
Ep. 80: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Phoebe Waller-Bridge
00:51:31
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator and star of Amazon's 'Fleabag,' joins Andy Greenwald to discuss comedy, creativity, and breaking the fourth wall.
Sep 28, 2016
Ep. 79: 'Transparent,' 'Fleabag,' and 'The Good Place'
00:55:49
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the transcendent return of 'Transparent,' Antoine Fuqua's magnificent new film (8:00), the evaporation of the fourth wall on 'Fleabag' (26:00), Netflix's 'Easy' (36:00), NBC's 'The Good Place' (45:00), and the professionalism of 'The Ranch' (53:00).
Sep 26, 2016
Ep. 78: 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail
01:09:19
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald bring on 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail to discuss the Season 2 finale (6:00), working outside the conventions of TV (15:35), Esmail's desire to ignore traditional plot points (28:00), the elasticity of shows like 'Atlanta' (36:00), comparisons between 'Mr. Robot' and 'The Empire Strikes Back' (46:00), defining the "true north" of a show (53:00), and the must-watch TV heading into the fall (59:00).
Sep 23, 2016
Ep. 77: 'Designated Survivor' and Political TV Coverage With Jon Favreau
00:51:42
The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Jon Favreau team up to break down ABC's new political drama, 'Designated Survivor.' Then, the trio dives into the current political landscape on television and Trump's appearance on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon.
Sep 19, 2016
Ep. 76: Emmys After-Party With Sam Esmail, Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields
00:44:13
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are live from the Ringer studio to react to the 2016 Emmys, offer up their big-picture thoughts from the festivities, and gain insights from 'The Americans' show runners, Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields, and 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail.
Sep 19, 2016
Ep. 75: Emmys Preview
00:34:29
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald preview the upcoming Emmy Awards with deep dives and predictions for television's biggest night. Editor's note: The video version of this podcast can be found on The Ringer's YouTube channel here.
Sep 16, 2016
Ep. 74: 'Mr. Robot,' 'Atlanta,' and Netflix's 'Easy' Re-up
00:38:04
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss how 'Mr. Robot' is playing with reality (8:00), the wonderful third episode of 'Atlanta' (23:00), and Netflix's newest show, 'Easy' (30:00).
Sep 15, 2016
Ep. 73: 'Quarry' and Fall TV Preview
00:45:24
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Cinemax's 1970s drama, 'Quarry,' and preview network television's fall slate."
Sep 12, 2016
Ep. 72: Yeezy, 'Mr. Robot,' and 'Narcos'
00:45:51
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Kanye West's adventures in NYC, the latest episode of 'Mr. Robot,' and how 'Narcos' benefits from being a period piece.
Sep 08, 2016
Ep. 71: 'Atlanta'
00:17:06
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald preview Donald Glover's 'Atlanta,' the best new show on TV, and discuss how refreshing it is to have a series take place "today."
Sep 06, 2016
Ep. 70: 'Stranger Things,' 'Mr. Robot,' and 'You're the Worst' Re-up
00:28:18
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Season 2 of 'Stranger Things,' and whether we'll get Barb back. Then, they talk about 'Mr. Robot' and the premiere of the third season of 'You're the Worst.'
Sep 02, 2016
Ep. 69: 'The Night Of' and a VMA Recap
00:47:39
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald offer their differing thoughts on the 'Night Of' season finale (2:00). Then, the two give their takes on the VMAs, including the performances (and nonperformances) by Drake, Taylor Swift, and Chance the Rapper (26:30).
Aug 29, 2016
Ep. 68: 'Halt and Catch Fire' and 'Animal Kingdom' Re-up
00:43:53
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the Elliot-free episode of 'Mr. Robot' (8:00) and the return of AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire' (15:30), then they give their thoughts on this summer's 'Animal Kingdom' and the rebranding of Turner networks (29:00).
Aug 26, 2016
Ep. 67: 'The Night Of,' 'Mr. Robot' and Frank Ocean's Return
00:50:32
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald on how 'The Night Of' will wrap up, the expectations surrounding 'Mr. Robot,' and Frank Ocean's return to the spotlight with 'Endless' and 'Blonde.'
Aug 22, 2016
Ep. 66: 'The Night Of,' 'The Get Down,' and 'Rogue One' Reshoots
00:48:36
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Episode 6 of 'The Night Of' and the mystery it is obligated to solve (4:00). Then, Chris and Andy tackle the ups and downs of Baz Luhrmann's 'The Get Down' (17:00). Finally, they wrap with a look at the 'Rogue One' trailer (32:00) and what the film will feel like, post-reshoots.
Aug 15, 2016
Ep. 65: 'Stranger Things' Re-up
00:35:37
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald recap the latest 'Mr. Robot' and go in-depth on the cultural significance of 'Stranger Things' (19:25).
Aug 11, 2016
Ep. 64: Olympics, 'The Night Of,' and 'Mr. Robot'
00:52:24
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss NBC's Olympics coverage (6:00), the masterful acting on 'The Night Of' (16:00), the resurgence of 'Mr. Robot' (31:00), and Frank Ocean's missing album (40:00).
Aug 08, 2016
Ep. 63: The Watch Re-up: The Year in Movies
00:45:06
Chris Ryan is joined by Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to talk about the year in movies so far; they discuss the disastrous reception of 'Suicide Squad' and the problem with comic-book universe films (2:30). Later, the two discuss how streaming services may be responsible for this year's poor offerings in theaters (24:00) and offer up their thoughts on some upcoming films (35:00), including 'Manchester by the Sea,' 'The Magnificent Seven,' 'Silence,' 'Gold,' and 'Passengers.'
Aug 04, 2016
Ep. 62: 'Suicide Squad' Prep, 'The Night Of,' and 'Jason Bourne'
00:52:18
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Canadian cuisine before jumping into the anticipation surrounding 'Suicide Squad.' Then, they give their thoughts on what 'The Night Of' would be with the late James Gandolfini in the starring role (20:25) and what went wrong with 'Jason Bourne' (36:00).
Aug 02, 2016
Ep. 61: 'Mr. Robot' and the Bourne Series Re-up
00:49:42
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give their thoughts on what's missing from 'Mr. Robot' in Season 2. Then, they rank their favorite Jason Bourne films (31:00) and discuss why the adult action movie can still be a successful enterprise.
Jul 29, 2016
Ep. 60: Comic-Con Trailers, 'The Night Of,' and 'Stranger Things'
00:53:05
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the trailers of 'Justice League,' 'Dr. Strange,' and 'Wonder Woman.' Then, they break down episode three of 'The Night Of' (30:00) and episodes three through five of 'Stranger Things' (39:00).
Jul 25, 2016
Ep. 59: 'Mr. Robot,' Desiigner's New Single, and Lil Yachty Re-up
00:34:35
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss 'Mr. Robot' and TV's struggle to keep up with real-world issues. Then, Andy gives his glowing review of Desiigner's new single, “Timmy Turner” (22:00), and Lil Yachty's new record, 'Summer Songs 2.' Meanwhile, Chris celebrates Gucci Mane's return.
Jul 22, 2016
Ep. 58: 'Stranger Things,' 'The Night Of,' and Facebook Live Q&A
00:57:19
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Netflix's surprising 'Stranger Things' and the second episode of HBO's 'The Night Of.' Then they do a Facebook Live question-and-answer session (41:25).
Jul 20, 2016
Ep. 57: 'Mr. Robot' Premiere and 'Vice Principals' Re-up
00:38:56
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald gear up for the return of 'Mr. Robot' and break down what's next for Elliot in Season 2. Then, they discuss the premiere of the HBO comedy miniseries 'Vice Principals' and the importance of comfort television.
Jul 14, 2016
Ep. 56: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Chef Eric Ripert
00:51:26
Andy Greenwald talks to four-star chef Eric Ripert about his brilliant new memoir, '32 Yolks,' the importance of sauces, and what it's like getting sauced with Anthony Bourdain.
Jul 13, 2016
Ep. 55: ‘Mr. Robot,’ Schoolboy Q, Desiigner, and 'The Night Of' With Sean Fennessey, Jon Caramanica, and Alison Herman
00:56:25
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald tackle the leaked season premiere of USA's 'Mr. Robot.' Then, Sean Fennessey joins Chris to discuss Schoolboy Q's new album, 'Blank Face.' Jon Caramanica of The New York Times comes on to make sense of Desiigner's XXL freestyle and disappointing 'New English' release. Finally, The Ringer's Alison Herman hops on to break down HBO's 'The Night Of' and the current shows on her radar.
Jul 11, 2016
Ep. 54: Blink 182 Re-up
00:37:20
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald hype up the new HBO limited series 'The Night Of' (5:00) and the battle for the TV belt. Then, they give their complete Blink-182 breakdown, including the band’s top-five songs.
Jul 07, 2016
Ep. 53: D.C. Punk Scene With Joe House
00:40:32
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Joe House discuss the origins and impact of the D.C. punk scene.
Jul 04, 2016
Ep. 52: 'Preacher' Re-up
00:39:34
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the trailers for 'Sully' (8:24) and 'Bleed for This' (11:16), and dissect AMC’s 'Preacher' (12:20). Later, they intro their new book club (34:55) and offer their opinions on Don DeLillo (37:58).
Jul 01, 2016
Ep. 51: 'Game of Thrones' Finale, 'The Night Of,' and Jay Z's New Single
00:52:57
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald on the 'Game of Thrones' season finale and what's next for the franchise, HBO's new miniseries 'The Night Of,' and Jay Z's return to the mic.
Jun 27, 2016
Ep. 50: 'The Detour,' YG, and 'Midnight Special'
00:38:48
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald on TBS's 'The Detour' (5:30), the new YG album 'Still Brazy' (16:00), and 'Midnight Special' (23:00).
Jun 24, 2016
Ep. 49: 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale Predictions
00:40:50
The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Mallory Rubin react to last night's 'Battle of the Bastards,' give their take on what's next for the finale, and discuss the current relationship between George R.R. Martin's books and the show.
Jun 20, 2016
Ep. 48: The 'Suicide Squad' Soundtrack, the Swift-Hiddleston Romance, and a 'Game of Thrones' Q&A
00:32:51
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald return with a re-up to discuss the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack (5:00), the future of the Bond franchise (14:00), and the return of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' They wrap things up by answering 'Game of Thrones' fan questions (20:00).
Jun 17, 2016
Ep. 47: Jaime Lannister's Bad Side, 'Hamilton' and the Tonys, and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Next Move
00:41:10
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald on the world building within 'Game of Thrones' (8:00), Jamie and Cersei vs. the world (18:00), the 'Hamilton' victory lap, and the future opportunities for the 'Hamilton' stars (34:00).
Jun 14, 2016
Ep. 46: 'Game of Thrones' Listener Questions
00:24:44
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald answer listener questions about 'Game of Thrones.'
Jun 08, 2016
Ep. 45: Ian McShane's 'GoT' Cameo, Kanye's Pop-up Show, and 'Rogue One' Reshoots
00:46:42
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald on 'Game of Thrones' guest star Ian McShane, the wild NYC music scene this weekend, Pusha T's reign, 'Rogue One' reshoots, and Andy's airplane movie: 'The Intern.'
Jun 06, 2016
Ep. 44: 'Game of Thrones' Episode 7 Preview With Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
00:32:49
The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion preview 'The Broken Man,' this week's episode of 'Game of Thrones.'
Jun 01, 2016
Ep. 43: Memorial Day Playlist
00:36:21
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald put together their playlist of must-listen-to music for your Memorial Day BBQ.
May 30, 2016
Ep. 42: 'Game of Thrones' Episode 6 Preview With Mallory Rubin
00:24:47
Chris Ryan is joined by The Ringer's Mallory Rubin to preview this week's episode of 'Game of Thrones.'
May 25, 2016
Ep. 41: 'GoT,' 'Preacher,' and Marvel + 'The Nice Guys' With Robert Mays
01:00:48
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss 'Game of Thrones’ and 'Preacher' (26:00). Then Chris talks about 'The Nice Guys' with Robert Mays (45:00).
May 24, 2016
Ep. 40: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Jonathan Tropper
00:51:23
Jonathan Tropper, cocreator and showrunner of Cinemax's 'Banshee,' talks to Andy Greenwald about his decision to end the series and what to expect before the finale.
May 20, 2016
Ep. 39: 'GoT,' Chance the Rapper, and Tom Hiddleston's Niche
01:02:35
Chris and Andy share their thoughts on last night's 'Game of Thrones,' Chance the Rapper's 'Coloring Book' (23:00), Tom Hiddleston's chances of becoming the new Bond (44:00), and 'Steve Jobs' (2015).
May 16, 2016
Ep. 38: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Colin Farrell
00:35:06
Andy Greenwald talks with Colin Farrell about his trippy, brilliant new film, 'The Lobster,' as well as 'True Detective' and his many mustaches.
May 12, 2016
Ep. 37: 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Good Wife,' and 'Captain America: Civil War' With Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, Sean Fennessey, and Jason Concepcion
00:49:56
Chris Ryan hosts today's show without Andy, but gets help from a slew of Ringer staffers. First, Bill Simmons recaps the 'GoT' season thus far and talks about his favorite Netflix horror film. Then, Juliet Litman breaks down the series finale of 'The Good Wife' (14:00). Finally, Sean Fennessey and Jason Concepcion join to discuss 'Captain America: Civil War' (27:00).
May 09, 2016
Ep. 36: 'The Watch'
00:54:29
Chris and Andy discuss 'Game of Thrones,' the two poles of TV drama viewership (18:00), the challenges of modern filmmaking vs. TV-making (27:10), Drake’s ‘Views,’ and the impact of event listening on record releases (41:00).
May 02, 2016
Ep. 35: 'The Watch'
00:48:08
Chris and Andy recap a busy weekend in culture by breaking down the 'Game of Thrones' season premiere, Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' (8:00), Prince's passing and everlasting impact (18:00), and the return of 'Jason Bourne' (32:00).
Apr 25, 2016
Ep. 34: 'The Watch'
01:00:29
Andy and Chris prepare for the 'Game of Thrones' premiere with help from Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion (16:30). Then, Oscar-winning director Richard Linklater joins (42:00) to discuss his new film, 'Everybody Wants Some!!'
Apr 20, 2016
Ep. 33: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Sam Rockwell
00:48:36
Actor Sam Rockwell, star of the new film 'Mr. Right,' joins Andy Greenwald to discuss acting, creativity, and the persuasiveness of Brad Pitt.
Apr 12, 2016
Ep. 32: 'The Watch': Announcing 'After the Thrones'
00:42:58
Chris and Andy announce their weekly 'Game of Thrones' recap show, 'After the Thrones,' streaming every Monday on HBO Now. Then they discuss 'The Path' (8:00), 'Better Call Saul' (26:00), and the state of the modern TV drama.
Apr 05, 2016
Ep. 31: 'The Watch'
00:47:54
Chris and Andy discuss this week's episode of 'Girls' (8:00), examine the 'Batman v. Superman' debacle (33:00), and pay tribute to Garry Shandling (42:00).
Mar 30, 2016
Ep. 30: 'The Watch' With RZA and Hua Hsu
00:54:34
Chris and Andy spin it back to 1996 to discuss the influential music of that year. They talk to Wu-Tang Clan's the RZA about Ghostface's solo debut (13:20), and bring in The New Yorker's Hua Hsu to discuss Tricky, DJ Shadow, and Beck (35:20). Then they wrap up with a tribute to A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg.
Mar 25, 2016
Ep. 29: 'The Watch'
00:51:40
Chris and Andy talk about ‘Girls’ and Adam Driver’s career, ‘Hap and Leonard’ (24:00), and Bradley Cooper’s cameo on ‘Limitless’ (35:00).
Mar 22, 2016
Ep. 28: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields
00:56:37
Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, showrunners of FX's 'The Americans,' join Andy Greenwald to talk about last night's Season 4 premiere and much more.
Mar 18, 2016
Ep. 27: 'The Watch' 'GoT' Edition With Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin
00:42:40
Chris and Andy host a very special 'Watch the Thrones' reunion! They welcome back Jason 'The Maester' Concepcion (6:00) and listen to wise words from 'The Mother of Dragons,' Mallory Rubin (21:30), as they break down the major story lines going into the sixth season of 'Game of Thrones'.
Mar 15, 2016
Ep. 26: 'The Watch'
00:41:31
Chris and Andy return to the TV grind by breaking down the 'Game of Thrones' trailer, 'House of Cards' (11:00), 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' (18:00), and a special edition of Andy's airplane movies (34:30).
Mar 10, 2016
Ep. 25: 'The Watch'
00:47:03
Chris and Andy give their winners and losers from last night's Oscars (4:00), discuss tone-deaf Hollywood (19:00), and propose alternate settings for 'Vinyl' (27:00).
Mar 01, 2016
Ep. 24: 'The Watch' Re-up
00:39:51
On today's re-up, Andy and Chris talk 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' (2:00), 'Better Call Saul' (12:30), very special sitcom episodes (19:00), the 1975's new album (28:00), and Oscar hopes (36:00).
Feb 27, 2016
Ep. 23: 'The Watch'
00:53:32
Chris and Andy catch up on all things TV, starting with Sunday-night dramas 'Vinyl' and 'Billions' (5:00), then Judd Apatow's 'Love' (20:00), the season premieres of 'Girls' (31:00) and 'Togetherness' (37:00), and the weird drop-off on 'London Spy' (45:00).
Feb 23, 2016
Ep. 22: 'The Watch' Re-up
00:39:45
Chris and Andy give their five fleeting opinions for the weekend, zeroing in on the 'Better Call Saul' season premiere (6:00), 'New Girl' (14:00), reaction to the Grammys (19:30), giving 'Vinyl' another shot (29:50), and more music!
Feb 20, 2016
Ep. 21: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
00:54:00
'Broad City' stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer join Andy Greenwald to discuss the upcoming third season and more.
Feb 18, 2016
Ep. 20: 'The Watch'
00:50:08
Andy and Chris talk about the first episode of 'Vinyl,' Louis C.K.'s 'Horace and Pete,' the return of 'Better Call Saul,' and the sort-of release of Kanye's 'The Life of Pablo.'
Feb 16, 2016
Ep. 19: 'The Watch' Re-up
00:26:01
The guys talk about Kanye West and the Madison Square Garden reveal of 'The Life of Pablo.'
Feb 13, 2016
Ep. 18: 'The Watch'
00:36:29
Chris and Andy celebrate the return of Jason Bourne, break down Beyoncé's big weekend, discuss Kanye's tough Tuesday on Twitter, and talk in-depth about the Bronco episode of FX's 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.'
Feb 11, 2016
Ep. 17: 'The Watch' Re-up
00:21:14
On today's inaugural re-up episode of 'The Watch,' Chris and Andy give their picks for the weekend, including 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,' 'The X-Files,' and Massive Attack's new EP.
Feb 06, 2016
Ep. 16: 'The Watch'
00:46:29
Andy and Chris discuss Rihanna's long-awaited 'ANTI' (6:00), Kanye's Twitter beef (14:00), Drake vs. Meek (21:00), and 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' (31:00).
Feb 02, 2016
Ep. 15: 'The Watch'
00:47:22
On today's episode Andy and Chris discuss the new 'Game of Thrones' teasers, Kanye's new album, the return of the X-Files (9:00), London Spy (22:00) and the rise and fall of Ryan Kavanaugh (37:00).
Jan 26, 2016
Ep. 14: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Michael Schur
01:17:15
Michael Schur, co-creator of 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' and the upcoming 'Good Place' joins Andy Greenwald to discuss comedy, kindness, and the state of TV.
Jan 23, 2016
Ep. 13: 'The Watch'
00:51:34
On today's episode Andy & Chris discuss the new Showtime drama 'Billions', wonder if there's too much TV that's just good enough(21:00), try to make sense of Oscars season (38:00) and plot career paths for Alicia Vikander, Tom Hardy, and Leo DiCaprio (46:00).
Jan 20, 2016
Ep. 12: 'The Watch'
00:52:57
On today's episode Andy and Chris pay tribute to the life and music of David Bowie. Then they discuss the drunken Golden Globes (26:00), and break down the career of Denzel Washington (36:00).
Jan 12, 2016
Ep. 11: 'The Watch'
01:00:27
On today's episode Andy and Chris celebrate the return of Kanye west, discuss the broadway success of 'Hamilton' (7:00 mark)and break down 'The Knick' (15:00), 'Transparent' (34:00) and 'Homeland' (42:00).
Jan 09, 2016
Ep. 10: 'The Watch'
00:54:57
On today's episode Andy and Chris dive into a galaxy far, far away with a full breakdown of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' Topics include: old characters (5:00 mark), and new (11:00), Kylo Ren's fragility (13:00), J.J. Abrams' sensibilities (22:00), what to expect from Rian Johnson's sequel (28:00), the Skywalker family (39:00), 'Rogue One' rumors (46:00), and saying goodbye (50:00).
Jan 05, 2016
Ep. 9: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Damon Lindelof
01:29:02
Writer and producer Damon Lindelof joins Andy Greenwald to discuss the future of 'The Leftovers,' the legacy of 'Lost,' and how to survive a troll attack.
Dec 23, 2015
Ep. 8: 'The Watch' 2015 Wrap-up
00:44:38
Chris and Andy look back at the 2015 pop culture landscape, covering their favorite TV shows, movies, music, and books. Topics include: 'Mr. Robot' (7:00), 'Jessica Jones' (11:00), 'Fargo' (15:00), Beats 1 Radio (20:00), 'To Pimp a Butterfly' (27:00), 'Sicario' (33:00), 'Hateful Eight' (35:00), 'Brief History of Seven Killings' (37:00).
Dec 22, 2015
Ep. 7: 'The Watch'
00:53:01
Chris and Andy honor Star Wars season with a deep dive into 'Force Awakens' expectations (8:00 mark), the legacy of the franchise (11:00), screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan's impact (18:00), Star Wars childhood stories (26:00) and J.J. Abrams' influences (30:00). Then, they wrap-up with segment about the first half of 'Transparent' season two(43:00).
Dec 16, 2015
Ep. 6: 'The Watch'
00:57:24
Chris and Andy chat about the Grammy nominations (3:00), the Ryan Coogler 'Black Panther' rumors (8:00), 'The Nice Guys' trailer (11:00), and go deep on 'The Leftovers' season finale (12:00), and watching 'Focus' vs. 'The Gambler' on a flight (41:00).
Dec 09, 2015
Ep. 5: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Trevor Noah
01:06:50
'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah joins Andy Greenwald to discuss his first months behind the desk, the value in refusing to pick a side, and his own, personal moments of zen.
Dec 08, 2015
Ep. 4: 'The Watch'
00:39:09
On today's episode of 'The Watch," Chris and Andy chat about the new 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' trailer, the upcoming 'The People vs. OJ Simpson' (8:00) series, 'Fargo' (11:00), and whether network's still need hits (31:00).
Dec 04, 2015
Ep. 3: 'The Watch'
00:53:13
On today's episode of 'The Watch," Chris and Andy chat about Marvel's new 'Captain America: Civil War' trailer (3:00 mark), 'Creed' (8:00), 'The Leftovers' (29:00) and 'Homeland' (45:00).
Dec 01, 2015
Ep. 2: 'The Watch'
00:42:10
On today's episode of 'The Watch," Chris and Andy chat about Adele's '25' album (3:30 mark), applaud the new movie 'Spotlight," (14:50), and talk about the new Netflix show 'Jessica Jones,' (27:30) and latest episode of 'The Leftovers' (34:30).
Nov 24, 2015
Ep. 1: 'The Watch' Premiere With Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
00:50:56
It's the premiere episode of 'The Watch,' hosted by Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald. They talk about Bieber's new album (5:55 mark) and Pusha T's new single (12:22), then go deep on 'The Leftovers' (16:00), 'Homeland' (40:01), and Monday's amazing 'Fargo' (46:20). Tune in, Baranskis!
Nov 18, 2015