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The TV show you just watched, explained in detail and in depth with Ringer staffers and friends.


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‘Abducted in Plain Sight’ | The Recappables
00:34:59

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Claire McNear analyze the kidnappings, interviews, and most unbelievable moments of ‘Abducted in Plain Sight,’ the latest true-crime documentary from Netflix.

 

Hosts: Alison Herman and Claire McNear


Feb 15, 2019
How Many Crimes Were There? | The Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 6)
00:26:59

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the sixth episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “Hunters in the Dark.” Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context around the show’s time period. With only two episodes remaining, Chris and Jason detail the questions that are still unanswered and give their theories on what we can expect for the final two episodes.


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion

Feb 11, 2019
Where Is the Pink Room? | Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 5)
00:29:48

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the fifth episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “If You Have Ghosts.” Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context around the show’s time period. Chris and Jason further explore the real-life crimes that resemble the crime happening on the show. Finally, with the release of the teaser trailer for the upcoming episodes of the season, our detectives fully dive into conspiracy corner to figure out how the rest of the show might play out.


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion

Feb 01, 2019
What Does Lucy Purcell Know? | The Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 4)
00:30:41

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the fourth episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “The Hour and the Day.” Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context around the show’s time period. Chris and Jason further explore the real-life crimes that resemble the crime happening on the show. Finally, our detectives head to the conspiracy corner where they break down the theories surrounding the show.


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion

Jan 28, 2019
Where Is Julie Purcell? | The Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 3)
00:34:12

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the third episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “The Big Never.” Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context around the show’s time period. Chris and Jason further explore the real-life crimes that resemble the crime happening on the show. At the end, they dive into some theories surrounding the case.


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion

Jan 21, 2019
The Crooked Spiral | Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 2)
00:27:09

Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context. Is Season 3 part of the Nic Pizzolatto expanded universe?

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion

Jan 14, 2019
Is the Yellow King Back? | Recappables: True Detective (Ep. 1)
00:25:29

In the debut of our ‘True Detective’ aftershow, our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context. Is Season 3 somehow connected to Season 1?


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion

Jan 14, 2019
‘Insecure,’ S3E1: “Better-Like” | The Recappables
00:31:43

Ringer staff writers Micah Peters and Alison Herman are joined by comedian and writer Travon Free to break down the Season 3 premiere of ‘Insecure.’ The trio hand out their awards for the episode’s worst decision (1:35), best music cue (8:00), most and least valuable players (15:00), and the most clueless white person (28:30).

Aug 13, 2018
‘Succession,’ S1E10: “Nobody Is Ever Missing” | The Recappables
01:07:49

Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with staff writer Justin Charity to discuss the jarring events of the season's final episode (1:00), its most lasting moments (17:30), and who should be crowned the winner of the episode (21:20). Then, Fennessey is joined by an array of Ringer staffers to debate who deserves the MVP award for the first season (24:30).

Aug 06, 2018
'The Office' S4E9: "Dinner Party" | Best TV Episodes of the 21st Century
00:45:05

In honor of The Ringer's list of 100 best TV episodes of the 21st century, Amanda Dobbins, Shea Serrano, and Jason Gallagher discuss this episode's MVPs (10:03), the most iconic moment (13:57), and Shea's new book, 'Conference Room, Five Minutes' (27:43).

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Aug 02, 2018
‘Mad Men,’ S4E7: “The Suitcase” | Best TV Episodes of the 21st Century
00:59:29

In honor of The Ringer’s list of 100 best TV episodes of the 21st century, Sean Fennessey, Amanda Dobbins, and Andy Greenwald discuss why “The Suitcase” was picked over other episodes of ‘Mad Men’ (2:27), the themes that make it so great (15:33), and the episode’s iconic quote (23:16).

Aug 01, 2018
‘Lost,’ S4E5: “The Constant” | Best TV Episodes of the 21st Century
00:48:02

In honor of The Ringer’s list of 100 best TV episodes of the 21st century, Juliet Litman, Chris Ryan, and David Shoemaker revisit “The Constant” from the series ‘Lost.’ They discuss why this episode made the list (8:48), the lost art of fitting plot into an episode interrupted by commercials (30:34), and the lasting impact of ‘Lost’ (43:35).

Jul 31, 2018
‘Succession,’ S1E9: “Pre-Nuptial” | The Recappables
00:28:39

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Jason Concepcion, and Katie Baker discuss which character won the episode (1:00) and how we saw a different side of the Roy family (18:45). Then they give their predictions for the finale (22:45) and more.

Jul 30, 2018
'Billions,’ S3E12: “Elmsley Count”
01:04:17

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Alison Herman get together over a foosball table and some red wine to celebrate the Season 3 finale of ‘Billions.’ They talk about Chuck’s downfall (6:54), the way Connerty and Taylor are becoming their former mentors (19:16), and their predictions for Season 4 (42:59).

Jun 11, 2018
'Billions,’ S3E11: “Kompenso”
00:58:08

It’s comp day at Axe Capital! And also the second-to-last episode of the third season of 'Billions.' The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Mallory Rubin discuss Chuck Sr.’s sage advice to Taiga (4:54), Salt Bae’s cameo (40:08), and what the future of the series might look like (50:11).

Jun 04, 2018
‘Billions,’ S3E10: “Redemption”
00:42:40

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Miles Surrey connect to discuss that Ben Kim elevator scene (3:43), comparisons between Jock Jeffcoat and Rex Tillerson (9:53), and Maria Sharapova’s cameo (25:50).

May 28, 2018
‘Billions’: S3E9, "Icebreaker"
00:38:30

The Ringer's Alison Herman and Miles Surrey discuss the introduction of John Malkovich's character, Russian oligarch Grigor Andolov (3:05); how art imitates life through Jock Jeffcoat (14:!3); and how Axe and Taylor's relationship continues to evolve (25:27).


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May 21, 2018
‘Billions,’ S3E8: “All the Wilburys”
00:49:49

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Chris Almeida link up to talk about Ari Spyros’s cringiest moments of the episode (17:06), the tense relationship between Axe and Taylor (10:42), and their MVPs and LVPs of the week (35:32).

May 14, 2018
'Atlanta,' S2E11: "Crabs in a Barrel"
00:46:19

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Micah Peters discuss the Season 2 finale of 'Atlanta' (4:17), the highlights of this season (24:13), and aspects of the season they wish had been different (37:49).


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May 11, 2018
‘Billions,’ S3E7: “Not You, Mr. Dake”
01:09:39

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Alison Herman discuss this Very Chuck Episode (5:00), Wendy's unsubtle seduction technique (29:17), and the best pop culture references of the week (45:56).

May 07, 2018
'Atlanta,' S2E10: "FUBU"
00:19:56

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Andrew Gruttadaro, and Micah Peters take a trip down memory lane with this throwback episode. They discuss the heartbreaking twist (3:48), the best '90s moment (14:59), and what may be in store during next week's season finale (17:20).


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May 04, 2018
'Billions': S3E6, "The Third Ortolan"
00:28:25

The Ringer's Alison Herman and Miles Surrey discuss the significance of Chuck and Axe being on the same side (5:11), the most scarring food moments of the episode (7:32), and this week's MVPs (17:47).


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Apr 30, 2018
'Atlanta,' S2E9: "North of the Border"
00:43:29

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Justin Charity discuss Pajama Jam (2:30), why Earn and Paper Boy's falling out was inevitable (14:13), and the episode's LVPs (38:33).

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Apr 27, 2018
Introducing 'Westworld: The Recappables'
00:44:42

The Ringer's David Shoemaker introduces a brand-new podcast, which will cover Season 2 of HBO's 'Westworld.'


Subscribe to the 'Westworld: The Recappables' feed here.


Don't worry, we will continue our recaps of 'Atlanta' and 'Billions' in this feed!


In this episode, David Shoemaker, Chris Ryan, and Danny Heifetz discuss the Season 2 premiere of 'Westworld' (1:38), the most shocking moment of the episode (22:39), and what new plot theories were created (37:07).


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Apr 23, 2018
'Billions:' S3E5, "Flaw In The Death Star'
00:30:52

The Ringer's Sean Fennessey and Alison Herman discuss learning more about Taylor's life outside of Axe Capital (12:30), the best quotes from this episode (16:38), and why Dollar Bill is the Loser of the Week (26:37).

Apr 23, 2018
'Atlanta' S2E8: "Woods"
00:24:27

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Andrew Gruttadaro, and Justin Charity discuss Al's emotional journey through the woods (1:00), deer guts (4:32), and Brian Tyree Henry's Emmy-worthy performance (13:12).


Apr 20, 2018
'Billions' S3E4: "Hell Of A Ride"
00:55:33

The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Mallory Rubin discuss how terrible Chuck is (1:55), why Taylor isn't as interesting this season (25:47), and the most scarring scene of the week (and maybe the year) featuring Chuck Sr. (37:05).


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Apr 16, 2018
'Atlanta:' S2E7, 'Champagne Papi'
00:26:58

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Micah Peters, and Justin Charity discuss Van's drama-filled trip to Drake's New Year's Eve party (1:04), how we learned Darius is back to normal after last week (6:32), and this week's MVP (19:46).


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Apr 13, 2018
'Billions' S3E3: “Generation Too Late”
00:53:45

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Sean Fennessey break down how Axe is flexing behind the scenes to stay in the game (9:48), this week's MVPs (24:06), and the line of the episode (42:06).

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Apr 09, 2018
'Atlanta' S2E6, "Teddy Perkins"
00:39:27

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Victor Luckerson discuss the main themes of this week's wild ride with Darius (1:37), the commentary Donald Glover may have been making about his own career (17:58), and the most unsettling moments of the episode (23:25).


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Apr 06, 2018
'Billions': S3E2, “The Wrong Maria Gonzalez”
00:39:37

The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Mallory Rubin discuss the introduction of the “Winkletech” twins (4:58), how on earth Wags was banned from Little League baseball for life (10:07), what's different about Taylor this season (18:35), and how Lara is still the absolute worst (26:12).

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Apr 02, 2018
'Atlanta': S2E5, "Barbershop"
00:16:07

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, Chris Ryan, and Justin Charity discuss what happens when Al's barber takes him on a wild adventure (1:51), the best hustle of the episode (5:21), and how this season of the show continues to be different from anything else on television (12:40).


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Mar 30, 2018
'Billions': S3E1 "Tie Goes to the Runner"
00:36:18

The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Mallory Rubin discuss where we left off since last season of 'Billions' (2:13), the most scarring scene of the Season 3 premiere (13:39), Axe's new bachelor lifestyle (21:27), and what they're looking forward to the most in next week's episode (31:58).


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Mar 26, 2018
‘Atlanta’ S2E4: "Helen"
00:26:07

The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Micah Peters take a trip to Oktoberfest with Van and Earn and discuss their extremely awkward relationship conversations (3:47), the most surreal moment of the episode (10:55), and the least valuable player of the week (17:35).

Mar 23, 2018
'Atlanta' S2E3: "Money Bag Shawty"
00:22:49

Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Micah Peters discuss what happens when Earn and Paperboy finally get a major payday (1:42), the crew's failed attempts to stunt (12:51), and what happens when you try to drunkenly race Michael Vick in a parking lot (9:34).


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Mar 16, 2018
‘Atlanta’ S2E2: "Sportin' Waves"
00:25:28

The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins, Hannah Giorgis, and Justin Charity unpack the music industry tropes that pop up when Earn and Paperboy visit a streaming service that definitely isn't Spotify (11:18). They also discuss Tracy’s failed gift card scheme (8:19) and the most awkward robbery they’ve ever seen (18:30).


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Mar 09, 2018
'Atlanta': S2E1 'Alligator Man'
00:20:30

The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins, K. Austin Collins, and Micah Peters discuss the Season 2 premiere of 'Atlanta' and hand out awards for the scenes they can't stop thinking about (4:22), the best guest star (10:40), and, of course, that alligator moment (15:40).


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Mar 02, 2018
'Atlanta’: Season 1
00:35:01

The Ringer’s Amanda Dobbins, Alison Herman, and Micah Peters discuss the award-winning first season of ‘Atlanta’ ahead of the Season 2 premiere. They give the award for the best episode (6:00), list their favorite guest stars (17:40) and what they’re looking forward to in Season 2 (32:29), and more.


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Feb 26, 2018
Introducing 'The Recappables'
00:01:22

'The Recappables' is a show that will bring you instant breakdowns of every episode of ‘Atlanta’ Season 2. Hosted by Ringer culture editor Amanda Dobbins and a rotating panel of Ringer staffers.

'The Recappables' premieres on February 26 with a look back at the first season of 'Atlanta.'

We'll be back every Thursday, starting March 1, with weekly recaps of 'Atlanta' Season 2.

Feb 23, 2018