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Vanity Fair critics Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson are covering The Mandalorian and The Crown, two thrilling new shows debuting this winter.

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Still Watching: The Mandalorian — "Chapter Five: The Gunslinger" with Bryce Dallas Howard and Ming Na Wen
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Joanna Robinson and Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair return to a galaxy far far away for "Chapter Five: The Gunslinger" the most recent episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+. The Mandalorian helps a rookie bounty hunter who is in over his head, while Anthony interviews Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed “Chapter Four,” and Ming Na Wen who appears in this episode as Fennec Shand.
Dec 06, 2019
Still Watching: The Mandalorian — "Chapter Four: Sanctuary" with Gina Carano
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Joanna Robinson and Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair return to a galaxy far far away for "Chapter Four: Sanctuary" the fourth episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+. The Mandalorian teams up with an ex-soldier to protect a village from raiders, while your hosts interview Gina Carano who plays Cara Dune in this episode.
Nov 29, 2019
Still Watching: The Mandalorian — "Chapter Three: The Sin" with Emily Swallow and Deborah Chow
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Joanna Robinson and Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair return to a galaxy far far away for "Chapter Three: The Sin" the third episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+. The battered Mandalorian returns to his client for his reward, while Anthony interviews Emily Swallow who plays the masked Armorer, and Deborah Chow who directed this episode.
Nov 22, 2019
Still Watching: The Crown, Season 3 - The Next Generation with Erin Doherty and Josh O'Connor
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Joanna Robinson, Julie Miller, Katey Rich, and Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair are Still Watching: The Crown Season 3 on Netflix with a special podcast miniseries. In this episode we dive into the next generation of star-crossed, scandal-plagued royals and the love quadrangle between Camilla, Prince Charles, his sister Princess Anne, and Andrew Parker-Bowles. Julie Miller interviews Princess Anne actress Erin Doherty and Prince Charles actor Josh O’Connor.
Nov 18, 2019
Still Watching: The Crown, Season 3 - The True Story of Princess Margaret with Christopher Warwick
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Joanna Robinson, Julie Miller, Katey Rich, and Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair are Still Watching: The Crown Season 3 on Netflix with a special podcast miniseries. The team dives into the fact behind the fiction of Princess Margaret’s visit to LBJ’s White House and her scandalous affair with a much younger man. Julie Miller interviews Princess Margaret’s biographer Christopher Warwick.
Nov 18, 2019
Still Watching: The Mandalorian — "Chapter Two: The Child" with Pedro Pascal
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Joanna Robinson and Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair return to a galaxy far far away for "Chapter Two: The Child" the second episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+. Target in-hand, The Mandalorian must now contend with scavengers while the podcast hosts interview series star Pedro Pascal.
Nov 15, 2019
Still Watching: The Crown — Season 3 Preview
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Joanna Robinson, Julie Miller, Katey Rich, and Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair are Still Watching: The Crown Season 3 on Netflix with a special podcast miniseries. Get ready for Season 3 of The Crown, coming to Netflix this Sunday November 17th with this preview episode! Team Vanity Fair gets you all caught up with what to expect from the royal family and the new cast members joining the show this year.
Nov 14, 2019
Still Watching: The Mandalorian — "Chapter One" with Jon Favreau and Carl Weathers
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Joanna Robinson and Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair return to a galaxy far far away for "Chapter One" the series premiere of The Mandalorian on Disney+. The show introduces a Mandalorian bounty hunter who tracks a target for a well-paying client while the podcast hosts check in with Greef Carga actor Carl Weathers and showrunner Jon Favreau.
Nov 12, 2019
Introducing Still Watching: The Mandalorian
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Joanna Robinson and Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair travel a long time ago to a galaxy far far away to cover the groundbreaking new Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Future episodes will include conversations with the cast and crew but this preview contains spoiler-free clips of our interviews with series stars Carl Weathers, Gina Carano and the Mandalorian himself, Pedro Pascal!
Nov 07, 2019
Still Watching: His Dark Materials
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Lyra's Jordan" the first episode of HBO and BBC's His Dark Materials series, based on the trilogy of Philip Pullman novels. the film adaptation The Golden Compass didn't earn a sequel at the box office, but all signs are this series is blasting straight ahead. This podcast primarily discusses the episode "Lyra's Jordan," but also includes a "spoiler" discussion based on the books. The spoiler section begins at 38 minutes and 41 seconds into the podcast and includes a verbal spoiler warning.
Nov 05, 2019
Still Watching: Watchmen
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice" the first episode of Damon Lindelof's Watchmen "remix" series on HBO. Watch as this superhero property takes on race and policing in America. This week's guest is actor with Tim Blake Nelson who plays the mysterious Looking Glass, a hero with a mirror mask but no mirrors in his house, on Watchmen.
Oct 21, 2019
Succession Season 2 - Episode 10: "This is Not for Tears" with Annabelle Dexter-Jones
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "This is Not for Tears" the tenth and final episode of the second season of Succession on HBO. Logan weighs whether a member of the family, or a top lieutenant, will need to be sacrificed to salvage the company's tarnished reputation. Roman shares his hesitations about a new source of financing, as Kendall suggests a familiar alternative. This week's guest is actor with Annabelle Dexter-Jones who played Naomi Pierce in season two of Succession.
Oct 14, 2019
Succession Season 2 - Episode 9: "DC"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "D.C." the ninth and penultimate episode of the second season of Succession on HBO. Logan, Kendall, Gerri and Tom testify before Congress; Shiv speaks candidly to Kira, a victim who is set to be a key witness; in Turkey, Roman's business pitch takes a chilling turn.
Oct 07, 2019
Succession Season 2 - Episode 8: "Dundee" with Dame Harriet Walter
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Dundee" the eighth episode of the second season of Succession on HBO. The entire Roy clan travels to Logan's hometown of Dundee, Scotland, for a celebration of Logan's 50 years in the business; Kendall becomes enamored with Jennifer, an actress in Willa's play. This week's interview is with Dame Harriet Walter, who plays Lady Caroline Collingwood on the show.
Sep 30, 2019
Succession Season 2 - Episode 7: "Return"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Return" the seventh episode of the second season of Succession on HBO. When Kendall and Roman are sent to the U.K. to negotiate with their mother, an uninvited Shiv shows up to get answers from her father, who has been dodging her; Rhea's continued presence raises eyebrows among the Roy kids, as Logan seeks her counsel.
Sep 23, 2019
Succession Season 2 - Episode 6: "Argestes"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Argestes" the sixth episode of the second season of Succession on HBO.As Logan looks to finalize a deal to buy the Pierce family's papers and TV stations, a threat to the deal arises from an unexpected quarter; Tom worries about ATN's new slogan after learning some distressing news from Greg.
Sep 16, 2019
Succession Season 2 - Episode 5: "Tern Haven" with J. Smith-Cameron
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Tern Haven," the fifth episode of the second season of Succession on HBO. This week's interview is with actress J. Smith-Cameron who plays Gerri Killman.
Sep 09, 2019
Succession Season 2 - Episode 4: "Safe Room"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Safe Room," the fourth episode of the second season of Succession on HBO, where there's a funeral and a problematic ATN anchor.
Sep 02, 2019
Succession Season 2 - Episode 3: "Hunting"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Hunting," the third episode of the second season of Succession on HBO, which involves a creepy boar hunt and a kitchen viral video.
Aug 26, 2019
Succession Season 2 - Episode 2: "The Vaulter"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Vaulter," the second episode of the second season of Succession on HBO, and how accurately the show portrays online media.
Aug 19, 2019
Succession Season 2 - Episode 1: "The Summer Palace"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Summer Palace," the first episode of the second season of Succession on HBO, and how the fall of Kendall makes way for the rise of Shiv.
Aug 12, 2019
Still Watching Big Little Lies: "I Want To Know" with Poorna Jagannathan
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "I Want to Know" the seventh and final episode second season of Big Little Lies on HBO This week in Monterey - things wrap up for all of moms as Ziggy has advice for Jane, Madeline finds a solution to her marriage, Renata finally loses it, Bonnie cracks, and Celeste finally faces down Mary Louise in the courtroom. This week's guest interview is with is actress Poorna Jagannathan who plays Celeste's lawyer Katie Richmond in the second season of Big Little Lies. This week's interview begins at 57 minutes and 3 seconds.
Jul 22, 2019
Still Watching Big Little Lies: "Bad Mother"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Bad Mother" the sixth and penultimate episode of the second season of Big Little Lies on HBO This week in Monterey - Madeline wears a dress. Renata has to let the nanny go. Celeste's legal troubles with Mary Louise reveal some distressing truths. Bonnie has some confessions to make. Jane's relationship gets more complicated after some police questioning.
Jul 15, 2019
Still Watching Big Little Lies: "Kill Me"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Kill Me" the fifth episode of the second season of Big Little Lies on HBO This week in Monterey - Mary Louise twists the knife legally and in a conversation with Renata. Madeline and Ed have some car conversations, Bonnie is torn between her family and her mother, and Celeste and Jane continue to deal with their kids and the truths about Perry.
Jul 08, 2019
Still Watching Big Little Lies: "She Knows"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "She Knows" the fourth episode of the second season of Big Little Lies on HBO This week in Monterey - Mary Louise ends up making a play for the boys, Celeste has an encounter, Renata enthusiastically welcomes everyone, and some visions complicate the situation for Bonnie. But more importantly: disco party.
Jul 01, 2019
Still Watching Big Little Lies: "The End of the World" with P.J. Byrne
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The End of the World" the third episode of the second season of Big Little Lies on HBO This week's interview features P.J. Byrne who plays Principal Warren Nippal. Go Otters! Back in Monterey: Mary Louise shows up to talk to Jane and Ziggy, more questionable therapy sessions, and Madeline has to take some responsibility (sometimes).
Jun 24, 2019
Still Watching Big Little Lies: "Tell Tale Hearts" with Crystal Fox
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Tell Tale Hearts" the second episode of the second season of Big Little Lies on HBO Another mother enters the fold - Elizabeth Howard, Bonnie's mother, played by Crystal Fox, this episode's guest interview! Back in Monterey: Mary Louise doesn't believe Celeste, Ziggy learns some hard truths, and Madeline's life keeps crumbling. All the while, Bonnie gulps down water.
Jun 17, 2019
Still Watching Big Little Lies: "What Have They Done?"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "What Have They Done?" the first episode of the second season of Big Little Lies on HBO In the second season, Andrea Arnold takes over directing duties as we return to Monterey, California for another season of Big Little Lies. Meryl Streep joins the already packed cast as Mary Louise, Celeste's step-mother. The new addition complicates the relationship between Celeste and her boys, and the attempts of the "Monterey Five" to keep their secret.
Jun 10, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "The Iron Throne"
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones, covering the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones. This final Game of Thrones episode, Joanna Robinson and Katey Rich discuss "The Iron Throne" the sixth episode of the season and finale episode of Game of Thrones! The end has come, tragedy strikes, and now our watch has ended.
May 20, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "The Bells"
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones, covering the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew. This week, Joanna Robinson and Katey Rich discuss "The Bells" the fifth and penultimate episode from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones! The forces of Daenerys Targaryen make their final move on Queen Cersei and King's Landing.
May 14, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "The Last of the Starks" With Paula Fairfield
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones, covering the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew. This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Last of the Starks" the fourth episode from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, and a divisive one! Team Daenerys takes some serious hits, Jaime and Brienne have a brief moment, Cersei and Euron provoke the opposition. This episode's interview is with returning guest sound designer Paula Fairfield who was responsible for the sounds of killing another dragon, plus an entire Army of the Dead last week. Paula discusses using endangered animal sounds for dragons and creating the sounds of a million wights.
May 07, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "The Long Night" With Steve Kullback and Joe Bauer
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones, covering the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew. This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Long Night" the third episode from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Winterfell is under attack, the Army of the Dead breaches the walls. Melisandre shows up and cheers up Arya for a power play. This episode's interview is with Visual Effects Producer Steve Kullback and Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Bauer who talk about creating the Army of the Dead and the Battle of Winterfell.
Apr 30, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" With Bryan Cogman
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones, covering the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew. This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" the second episode from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Drinks around the fire turns to knighting, Gendry and Arya re-connect, and Theon returns to Winterfell. This episode's interview is with writer and co-executive producer Bryan Cogman, who gets his final solo writing credit on the series with this week's "love letter" episode littered with memorable character interactions.
Apr 22, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "Winterfell" With John Bradley
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones, covering the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew. This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Winterfell" the first episode from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Bran is ready to hurry things along. Jon takes a ride. Lots of people reunite with Arya. This episode's interview is with actor John Bradley who plays Samwell Tarly, the eldest non-burnt Tarly who has been to The Wall and the Citadel, curing Jorahs and revealing parent-facts.
Apr 15, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "The Winds of Winter" With Ramin Djawadi
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season THAT PREMIERES TONIGHT!  This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Winds of Winter," the most important episode in their re-watch and the tenth episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones. Cersei makes her ultimate power grab, Tommen falls.  This episode's interview is with composer Ramin Djawadi who composes the music for Game of Thrones, including the theme, the Rains of Castamere, and the stunning piano piece that opens "The Winds of Winter"
Apr 14, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "Spoils of War" With Sam Conway
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season in fewer than 48 hours! This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Spoils of War" the fourth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones.  This episode's interview is with special effects supervisor Sam Conway who monitors stunts and visual effects elements on set to pull off things like dragons and sept explosions, including breaking the record for stunt-people set on fire at once with "Spoils of War."
Apr 13, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "The Door" With Paula Fairfield
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season in mere days! This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Door" the fifth episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones. Arya sees a play, Sansa confronts Littlefinger, Bran royally screws up. This episode's interview is with sound designer Paula Fairfield who is responsible for your favorite other-worldly sounds on Game of Thrones, be they dragon or wight.
Apr 10, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "Home" With Isaac Hempstead Wright
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season in mere days. This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Home" the second episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones. Bran trains with the Three-Eyed Raven and glimpses his past, Jon Snow rejoins the show. This episode's interview is with actor Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark in "Home" and the Three-Eyed Raven version of Bran in the upcoming final season.
Apr 06, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "Mother's Mercy" With Hannah Waddingham
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season in mere days. This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Mother's Mercy" the tenth episode of the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Sansa makes her escape, Cersei takes a walk, and Jon dies. This episode's interview is with actress Hannah Waddingham, who plays Septa Unella in this episode of Game of Thrones and up until that character's wine-waterboarding fate is sealed in a future season.
Apr 04, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "Hardhome" With Fabian Wagner
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season this April. This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Hardhome" the eighth episode of the fifth season of Game of Thrones - the first fifth season pick for this rewatch. You remember this one: zombies! This episode's interview is with cinematographer Fabian Wagner, who has worked on Game of Thrones since season four, including "Hardhome, "The Battle of the Bastards," and the upcoming season's long night-battle episode.
Apr 01, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "The Children" with Bryan Cogman
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season this April. This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Children" the tenth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones - and maybe the first excellent season finale. Brienne fights the Hound, Tywin goes to the bathroom, Arya decides to go on a boat trip. This week's interview features the return of co-executive producer Bryan Cogman, who has to admit that "The Children" is his favorite episode of his re-watch so far, plus he explains some differences between the books and season four, especially as it pertains to Tyrion.
Mar 29, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "The Mountain and the Viper" With Deb Riley
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season this April. This episode, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Mountain and the Viper" the eighth episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones.Reek plays Theon, Arya arrives at The Vale, Oberyn's fight doesn't go well. The interview is with production designer Deb Riley, who explains why she hates "camp" scenes with fake snow and cryptically alludes to the most challenging part of the final season's design.
Mar 25, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "Two Swords" With Tommy Dunne
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season this April. This episode Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Two Swords" the first episode of the fourth season of Game of Thrones. Ice gets split into the titular weapons,  pan-sexual princes in King's Landing, and a scuffle at the inn. Today's interview is with weapons master Tommy Dunne who discusses making the very important "hero" swords for Game of Thrones, and which character he wished he got to make a weapon for.
Mar 22, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "The Rains of Castamere" With David Nutter
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season this April. This week, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Rains of Castamere" the ninth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones. You remember this one, it's the one where Edmure Tully gets married. This week's interview is with David Nutter, who directed this Red Wedding episode and will return to Game of Thrones this upcoming season for three episodes  of the final season.
Mar 19, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" with Joe Dempsie
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season this April. This week, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" the seventh episode of the third season of Game of Thrones. Theon gets cut, Brienne and Jaime face a bear . This week's interview is with Joe Dempsie who plays Gendry, secret bastard son of Robert Baratheon.
Mar 16, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "Kissed by Fire" With Bryan Cogman
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season this April. This week, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Kissed by Fire" the fifth episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, where Jon Snow enters a cave and the Lannisters embrace their fates. This week's interview is with co-executive producer and writer of this episode, Bryan Cogman, who has been writing for the show since the very beginning. In this lengthy conversation, Joanna and Bryan dig deep into Jaimie Lannister and the particulars of writing Game of Thrones.
Mar 13, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "Blackwater" with Neil Marshall
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season this April. This week, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Blackwater" the ninth episode of the second season of Game of Thrones. Wildfire action happens in the bay and drinking happens whenever Cersei is around! This week's interview is with Neil Marshall, the director of this episode of teh series and feature films like The Descent and the upcoming Hellboy, who shares how he was able to bring the first "battle episode" to life on a short schedule.
Mar 10, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "Baelor" With Miltos Yerolemou
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones re-watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season this April. This week, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Baelor" the ninth episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, and the one that set the tone (and several plotlines) for the rest of the series.  This week's interview is with Miltos Yerolemou who appeared as Arya's mentor, the Braavosi Syrio Forel in the first season of Game of Thrones, and shares what he'd like to see in the final season of the show.
Mar 07, 2019
Still Watching Game of Thrones: "Winter is Coming" with Esmé Bianco
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Welcome to the Still Watching: Game of Thrones Re-Watch, covering classic episodes of Game of Thrones paired with interviews of the cast and crew leading up to the final season this April. This week, Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Winter is Coming" the first episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, give out some superlative awards (Direwolf cubs!), and discuss how this pilot had to be reshot. This week's interview is with Esmé Bianco who appeared as Ros on three seasons of the show including rare footage from the pilot that never made it to air.
Mar 04, 2019
True Detective Season 3 - "Now Am Found"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Now Am Found" the eighth and final episode of the third season of True Detective, HBO's mystery anthology series. The whole story of Julie and the Hoyt family is revealed. Hays tries to find peace in three time periods. There is a meet-cute with a dog. Then, overall feelings on True Detective's third season.
Feb 27, 2019
True Detective Season 3 - "The Final Country" with Daniel Sackheim
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Final Country" the seventh and penultimate episode of the third season of True Detective, HBO's mystery anthology series. More of the mystery unravels through all three time periods. Amelia makes some important discoveries while researching for her book. An argument breaks apart a partnership. A secret in the woods. This week's interview features director Daniel Sackheim, who directed four of the eight episodes this season including "The Final Country"
Feb 18, 2019
True Detective Season 3 - "Hunters In the Dark"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Hunters In The Dark" the sixth episode of the third season of True Detective, HBO's mystery anthology series. Things seem to wrap up in 1980, while the 1990 case surges forward thanks to Cousin Dan and a tall tale involving Lucy's former employer. In 2015, bodies have piled up. Things look bleak for Tom.
Feb 11, 2019
True Detective Season 3 - "If You Have Ghosts" with Scoot McNairy
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "If You Have Ghosts" the fifth episode of the third season of True Detective, HBO's mystery anthology series. Showrunner Nic Pizzolatto continues his run as writer/director. The situation at Woodard's blows up, Julie sees someone on TV, Old Man Stephen Dorff shows up. This episode features an interview with Scoot McNairy who plays Tom Purcell.
Feb 01, 2019
True Detective Season 3 - "The Hour and the Day" with Michael Greyeyes
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Hour and the Day" the fourth episode of the third season of True Detective, HBO's mystery anthology series. Showrunner Nic Pizzolatto steps into the directing chair and allows David Milch to share a co-writing credit. Hays and West see a possible connection between the local church and the Purcell crimes; as the detectives search for one suspect and round up another for interrogation, Woodard is targeted by a vigilante group. This episode features an interview with Michael Greyeyes who plays Brett Woodard. For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter WATCHING50 at checkout. This week's episode was brought to you in part by Audible. Go to Audible.com/WATCHING or text WATCHING to 500500 and listen for a change.
Jan 28, 2019
True Detective Season 3 - "The Big Never" with Ray Fisher
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Jan 21, 2019
True Detective Season 3 - "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" the second episode of the third season of True Detective, HBO's mystery anthology series. Directed by Daniel Sackheim, Hays recalls his early romance with Amelia, as well as cracks in their relationship that surfaced after they married; ten years after the Purcell crimes, new evidence emerges, giving Hays a second chance to vindicate himself and the investigation.  This episode includes an interview with Ray Fisher, who plays Detective Hays' son Henry in the 2015 timeline.
Jan 14, 2019
True Detective Season 3 - "The Great War and Modern Memory"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "The Great War and Modern Memory" the first episode of the third season of True Detective, HBO's mystery anthology series. Director Jeremy Saulnier and writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto introduce audiences to the setting and mystery for this season, which will see Detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) revisit a crime in the Ozarks in three different time periods. This week's podcast episode features an interview with Mamie Gummer, who plays Lucy Purcell this season. The interview starts ar 48 minutes and 52 seconds in.
Jan 14, 2019
The Romanoffs - "The One That Holds Everything" and 2018 Wrap-Up
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss The One that Holds Everything" the finale episode of the Amazon original series The Romanoffs.  This episode -  featuring Hugh Skinner, Hera Hilmar and Ben Miles  - In a story that circles the globe, a man tries to escape a family curse.. After discussing the episode, Joanna and Richard reflect back on 2018's Still Watching season (and what makes a good Still Watching show), then tease what's coming in 2019.
Dec 06, 2018
The Romanoffs - "End of the Line" with Annet Mahendru
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "End of the Line" the penultimate episode of the Amazon original series The Romanoffs.  This episode -  featuring Katheryn Hahn, Jay Ferguson, Annet Mahendru, and Clea Duvall  - On a trip abroad to pursue their legacy, a couple faces destruction. This week's interview is with Annet Mahendru who plays Elena Evanovich. The interview starts at 26 minutes and 39 seconds in.
Nov 16, 2018
The Romanoffs - "Panorama" with Radha Mitchell
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Panorama" the sixth episode of the Amazon original series The Romanoffs.  In this episode -  featuring Griffen Dunne, David Sutcliffe, Juan Pablo Castañeda, and Radha Mitchell  - In Mexico City, an idealistic reporter falls in love with his mysterious subject. This week's interview is with Radha Mitchell who plays Victoria Hayward. The interview starts at 39 minutes in.
Nov 09, 2018
The Romanoffs - "Bright and High Circle" with Andrew Rannells
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Bright and High" the fifth episode of the Amazon original series The Romanoffs. In this episode -  featuring Diane Lane, Ron Livingston, and Andrew Rannells - A trusted friend under suspicion tests the loyalties of a tightly-knit community. This week's interview is with Andrew Rannells who plays Alex Myers. The interview starts at 33 minutes and 53 seconds in.
Nov 02, 2018
The Romanoffs - "Expectation" with Amanda Peet
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Expectation" the third episode of the Amazon original series The Romanoffs. In this episode, featuring Amanda Peet, Jon Tenny, Emily Rudd, and John Slattery - Julia Wells has a secret with Slattery's Romanoff historian from "The Royal We".  This week's interview is with Amanda Peet who plays Julian Wells. The interview starts at 18 minutes and 9 seconds in.
Oct 26, 2018
The Romanoffs - "House of Special Purpose" with Jack Huston
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "House of Special Purpose" the third episode of the Amazon original series The Romanoffs. In this episode, featuring Christina Hendricks, Isabelle Huppert , Jack Huston, and Paul Reiser, a movie star and a director go head to head in a battle over what is real. This week's interview is with Jack Huston who plays Samuel Ryan. The interview starts at 41 minutes and 25 seconds in.
Oct 19, 2018
The Romanoffs - "The Violet Hour" and "The Royal We" with Kerry Bishé
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "A Violet Hour" and "The Royal We," the two episodes of the Amazon original series The Romanoffs. In "A Violet Hour," featuring  Aaron Eckhart, Marthe Keller, and Louise Bourgoin, an ancestral home holds the key to a family's future. In "The Royal We," Shelly (Kerry Bishé) is on a themed cruise by herself after he husband Michael (Corey Stoll) finds an excuse to cancel. This week's interview is with Kerry Bishé who plays Shelly in "The Royal We"
Oct 12, 2018
Fall TV: The Good Place with Michael Schur
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson are taking time before a new season of Still Watching to survey the Fall TV landscape and catch up with some returning favorites.  This week: NBC's The Good Place is back for its third season on NBC. Covering the first three episodes of the season (up through October 4th's episode), it's time to check in on Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and the others as they get a new outlook on life. This week's interview is series creator Michael Shur, who talks about the new season of television's feel-good show and expanding the cast while allowing for returning favorites in the new setting. Michael Schur interview starts at 13 minutes and 18 seconds.
Oct 05, 2018
Fall TV: Maniac with Julia Garner and Cary Fukunaga
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson are taking time before a new season of Still Watching to survey the Fall TV landscape and catch up with some returning favorites. This week: Netflix's limited series Maniac, featuring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone caught in Justin Theroux and Sonoya Mizuno's wacky drug trial. The show takes on mental illness while allowing for genre fun with the characters and a tour-de-force Emma Stone performance. Also included embedded in this week's episode is a Billy Magnussen appreciation section. This week's interviews are actress Julia Garner, who plays multiple characters on the show, and director Cary Fukunaga. Julia Garner interview begins at 17 minutes and 47 seconds. Cary Fukunaga interview begins at 37 minutes and 53 seconds. This episode is brought to you by The Sinner.
Sep 23, 2018
Fall TV: American Vandal, Season 2 with Tyler Alvarez
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson are taking time before a new season of Still Watching to survey the Fall TV landscape and catch up with some returning favorites. This week, American Vandal, Season 2 is on Netflix. The Peabody Award winning series follows up the mystery of who drew the dicks with another true crime story from high school. This time Peter and Sam head to a private Catholic High School to solve the poop-related crimes. This week's interview is with actor Tyler Alvarez, who plays Peter Maldonado in both seasons. Interview begins at 21 minutes and 36 seconds. This episode is brought to you by The Sinner.
Sep 17, 2018
Fall TV: Ozark
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson are taking time before a new season of Still Watching to survey the Fall TV landscape and catch up with some returning favorites. This week, Richard introduces Joanna to Ozark, the Netflix crime series that follows the Byrdes (Jason Bateman and Laura Linney) who move to the Missouri Ozarks and become entangled in shady business like money laundering and drug cartels. This episode is brought to you by The Sinner.
Sep 10, 2018
Sharp Objects - "Milk" with Marti Noxon, Eliza Scanlen, and Jean Marc Vallee
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Milk" the eighth and final episode of the HBO original series Sharp Objects. Camille offers herself to Adora to try and save Amma. The solution to the mystery is revealed. This week's episode includes three interviews - series creator Marti Noxon, actor Eliza Scanlen (Amma), and series director Jean Marc Vallee. Marti Noxon interview begins at 13 minutes and 38 seconds in. Eliza Scanlen interview begins at 50 minutes in. Jean Marc Vallee interview begins at 1 hour, 26 and a half minutes in
Aug 27, 2018
Sharp Objects - "Falling" with Patricia Clarkson
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Falling" the seventh episode of the HBO original series Sharp Objects. Consequences from last week's party begin to reveal a dark secret at the heart of Camille's family. This week's interview is actor Patricia Clarkson who talks about dancing and bringing Adora to life without having read the book. Interview begins at 52 and a half minutes in. Spoilers begin at 1 hour, 13 minutes in. This episode is brought to you by The Sinner.
Aug 20, 2018
Sharp Objects - "Cherry" with Eliza Scanlen
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Cherry" the sixth episode of the HBO original series Sharp Objects. The mystery deepens. John Keene gets taunted. Jackie is questioned. Camille and Amma spend some quality time together. This week's interview is actor Eliza Scanlen who discusses roller skating and making "nice girl Amma" different from rebellious Amma. Interview begins at 1 hour, 15 minutes. Spoilers begin at 1 hour, 40 minutes.
Aug 13, 2018
Sharp Objects - "Closer" with Chris Messina
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Closer" the fifth episode of the HBO original series Sharp Objects. It's time to celebrate Calhoun Day in Wind Gap. Adora forces a shop to open on the holiday. Amma rolls into her performance. Camille and Richard have an encounter. This week's interview is actor Chris Messina who discusses the surprising end scene for Detective Dick, and building up the character of Richard beyond his portrayal in the novel. Interview begins at 1 hour, 3 minutes. Spoilers begin at 1 hour, 37 minutes.
Aug 06, 2018
SPONSORED: The Sinner Season 2, Part I
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Emma Stefansky and Matt Singer discuss the first episode of the new season of the limited series The Sinner in this special limited podcast series, sponsored by USA Network.
Aug 02, 2018
Sharp Objects - "Ripe" with Elizabeth Perkins
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Ripe" the fourth episode of the HBO original series Sharp Objects. Adora's hand is injured, Jackie appears at a boozy lunch, Alan gets Vickery a drink. A tough conversation between Camille and the detective opens up another painful chapter in her life. This week's interview is actor Elizabeth Perkins who delves into how the show's point of view changes how scenes make the final edit, and hitting the pitch perfect balance between comedy and melancholy to portray Jackie.  Interview begins at 26 minutes in. Spoilers begin at 1 hour, 31 minutes in.
Jul 30, 2018
Sharp Objects - "Fix"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Fix," the third episode of the HBO original series Sharp Objects. We finally get to learn more about Sydney Sweeney's mysterious Alice who has been popping up in the first couple episodes. Camillie plays two sides against the middle while Adora gets in the way. Amma takes a field trip.
Jul 23, 2018
Sharp Objects - "Dirt" with Gillian Flynn
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Dirt," the second episode of the HBO original series Sharp Objects. A funeral in Wind Gap reveals that getting to the bottom of the mystery and Camille's family drama is like...pulling teeth. This week's interview is with author Gillian Flynn who is executive producing the series and reveals how the HBO adaptation is adding and accentuating from her original novel.
Jul 16, 2018
Sharp Objects - "Vanish"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Vanish," the first episode of the HBO original series Sharp Objects. In the episode adapted for the screen by author Gillian Flynn, we meet Camille and are introduced to the mystery she'll need to solve in her old hometown of Wind Gap. Her mother's house is nuts. Alan has a stereo. Amma sometimes wears a ribbon.
Jul 09, 2018
Introducing Still Watching: Sharp Objects
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Vanity Fair critic Richard Lawson and senior writer Joanna Robinson preview the new subject of Still Watching - HBO's adaptation of a Gillian Flynn novel, Sharp Objects.  The series starts Sunday, July 8th.
Jul 02, 2018
Westworld - S2, Episode 10: "The Passenger" with Shannon Woodward and Fred Toye
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson reach the end of Ford's long season two game deep in the Forge for the tenth episode of Westworld season two, "The Passenger." Stories converge where The Forge meets The Valley Beyond. Dolores whereabouts are revealed. Bernard's timeline is settled. Old William faces some dire consequences. This week's interviews are Shannon Woodward, who talks about playing Elsie this season, and Executive Producer and director of this episode Fred Toye who tries to answer some of the many questions.
Jun 25, 2018
Westworld - Season 2 Finale Teaser Breakdown
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Joanna Robinson is joined by Insider Senior Culture Writer Kim Renfro to dig absolutely all the clues out of the HBO preview for next Sunday's season two finale "The Passenger." From aspect ratio watching to the differences between The Forge and The Cradle, they've got everyone covered.
Jun 19, 2018
Westworld - S2, Episode 9: "Vanishing Point" with Angela Sarafyan and Katja Herbers
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson diver deeper into the tragedy of the Man in Black for "Vanishing Point," the ninth episode of the second season of Westworld. Emily and William reach an impasse. Elise and Bernard escape the Mesa. Clementine is weaponized. This week's episode has two interviews - Angela Sarafyan who plays Clementine and Katja Herbers who plays Emily Delos in season two.
Jun 18, 2018
Westworld - S2, Episode 8: "Kiksuya" with Zahn McClarnon
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson jump back in time for "Kiksuya," the eighth episode of the second season of Westworld. We meet Akecheta of the Ghost Nation. Maeve's abilities are discovered. This week's interview is Zahn McClarnon, who plays Akecheta and talks about doing an episode in Lakota, plus the particulars of playing a host.
Jun 11, 2018
Westworld - S2, Episode 7: "Les Écorchés" with Jeffrey Wright
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson massacre the Mesa for "Les Écorchés," the seventh episode of the second season of Westworld. Dolores and Teddy kill on the way to Abernathy. Bernard exits the Cradle. Maeve encounters the Man in Black. This week's interview is Jeffrey Wright, who talks about acting different time periods and versions of Bernard's character.
Jun 04, 2018
Westworld - S2, Episode 6: "Phase Space"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson have their skulls wrenched open to interface with the Cradle for "Phase Space," the sixth episode of the second season of Westworld. Maeve struggles to break loops, Hale calls for backup. Dolores and Teddy take a train ride.
May 28, 2018
Westworld - S2, Episode 5: "Akane No Mai"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson enter a third park in "Akane No Mai," the fifth episode of the second season of Westworld. Maeve discovers dopplebots, the Shogun isn't well. This week's interview is Simon Quatermain who speaks to delivering a lot of exposition and the complexities of Shogun World.
May 21, 2018
Westworld - S2, Episode 4: "Riddle of the Sphinx"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discover more about Delos in "Riddle of the Spinx," the fourth episode of the second season of Westworld. William and Bernard come across old acquaintances, The Man In Black returns to Las Mudas. This week's interview is Jonathan Tucker who discusses how portraying Major Craddock has him thinking like a bird.
May 14, 2018
Westworld - S2, Episode 3: "Virtù e Fortuna"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson witness a showdown in "Virtù e Fortuna," the third episode of the second season of Westworld.  Park border crossings, Confederados at the Fort, and Abernathy returns.
May 07, 2018
Westworld - S2, Episode 2: "Reunion"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson find most of the hidden clues in "Reunion," the second episode of the second season of Westworld.  Lawrence returns, Dolores recruits, and William's journey from white hat to black comes into focus.
Apr 30, 2018
Westworld - S2, Episode 1: "Journey Into Night"
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson probe the little black boxes in their minds to dig up all the hidden clues in the second season premiere of Westworld, titled "Journey into Night." Bernard ends up on a beach, Maeve gets an unlikely ally, and the park descends into chaos.
Apr 23, 2018
Introducing Still Watching: Westworld
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Vanity Fair critic Richard Lawson and senior writer Joanna Robinson preview the new subject of Still Watching - Season 2 of HBO's Westworld!  Take a weekly deep dive into the newest episode and fall down the rabbit hole (or into the maze) of theorizing and speculating just what exactly is going on in the park.
Apr 16, 2018
American Crime Story: "Alone" with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Alone," the final episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and how the show chose to portray the final days of Andrew Cunanan. More from star Darren Criss and Executive Producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are the featured interview.
Mar 22, 2018
American Crime Story: "Creator/Destroyer" with Matt Bomer
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Creator/Destroyer," the penultimate episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, including additional bonus segments with lead actor Darren Criss.  This week's featured interview is director and frequent Ryan Murphy collaborator Matt Bomer who discusses stepping behind the camera for his directorial debut.
Mar 15, 2018
American Crime Story: "Ascent" with Darren Criss
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Ascent," the seventh episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, delving even deeper into the past to show the problems surrounding the rise of Andrew Cunanan and the world of Versace.  This week's featured interview is series star Darren Criss, who discusses bringing the spree killer to life, some little known facts, and some deleted scenes.
Mar 08, 2018
American Crime Story: "Descent" with Gwyneth Horder-Payton
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Descent," the sixth episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, tracking Andrew Cunanan deeper back in time. This week's featured interview is director of this week's and next week's episodes of American Crime Story, frequent Ryan Murphy collaborator Gwyneth Horder-Payton.
Mar 01, 2018
American Crime Story: "Don't Ask Don't Tell" with Finn Wittrock
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the fifth episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and find time to mention representation at the Winter Olympics. This week's featured interview is stage actor and frequent Ryan Murphy collaborator Finn Wittrock who talks about playing Jeff Trail and tracking his performance over multiple episodes.
Feb 15, 2018
American Crime Story: "House by the Lake" with Tom Rob Smith and Cody Fern
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss the fourth episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which focuses on a very personal murder. This week's featured interviews are episode writer Tom Rob Smith and Australian stage and screen actor Cody Fern who portrays David Madson on the series.
Feb 08, 2018
American Crime Story: "A Random Killing" with Judith Light
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss the third of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which focuses on the murder of Lee Miglin and is the first episode to not feature Versace. This week's featured interview is two time Tony winning actress Judith Light who discusses playing Marilyn Miglin for a single episode.
Feb 01, 2018
American Crime Story: "Manhunt" with Max Greenfield
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss the second of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, directed by Nelson Cragg. This week's featured interview is Emmy nominated actor Max Greenfield who discusses portraying Ronnie in the series and his research into the HIV positive community.
Jan 25, 2018
American Crime Story: "The Man Who Would Be Vogue" with Ricky Martin
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss the first episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, directed by creator Ryan Murphy, and recent reactions to the show from the Versace family. This week's featured interview is singer, actor, and author Ricky Martin who discusses appearing as Antonio D’Amico on the show and the impact the true story had on his life.
Jan 18, 2018
American Crime Story: Vulgar Favors, the Book Behind the Show with Maureen Orth
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Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson are joined by Katey Rich, deputy editor of VanityFair.com to discuss how the book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History inspired the upcoming season of American Crime Story and further informs those curious about Cunanan. This week's featured interview is Maureen Orth, author of Vulgar Favors, who discusses how her Vanity Fair story on Versace’s killer prepared her to write the definitive book in his four-state killing spree culminating in the death of famed designer Versace.
Jan 11, 2018
American Crime Story: Introducing Still Watching: Versace
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Before 2017 is out, Vanity Fair critic Richard Lawson and senior writer Joanna Robinson preview their new podcast. Still Watching: Versace will be a weekly deep dive into The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the newest crime drama from Ryan Murphy and FX.
Dec 21, 2017