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August 9, 2019
We break down ‘GLOW’ Season 3 by diving deep on Episode 6, “Outward Bound.” We talk about why we love the show, the ongoing conflict between Ruth and Debbie, and how ‘GLOW’ handles wrestling stereotypes. Hosts: Alison Herman and Michael Baumann
July 9, 2019
Finally, we discuss 'The End of Evangelion' in comparison with the TV series finale and the modern temptation to discount the show’s characters and sexuality as “problematic.” Episodes discussed: 27 - 28 Hosts: Justin Charity, Micah Peters
July 6, 2019
We break down the final episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3. We discuss the emotional ending and look ahead to Season 4. Hosts: Alison Herman, Miles Surrey
July 5, 2019
We break down episodes 4 through 6 of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3, breaking down Hopper's dad-bod corner, the best music cues, and much more. Hosts: Alison Herman, Miles Surrey
July 4, 2019
We break down episodes 1 through 3 of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3, offering our thoughts on the Russians, the Mind Flayer, Hopper’s dad-bod, characters we ship, our favorite musical cues, and, of course, ’80s nostalgia. Hosts: Alison Herman, Miles Surrey
July 3, 2019
We discuss the final episodes of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ which introduce the final pilot as well as the final Angel before ending the series on a cathartic if bewildering final note. (Don’t worry, we’ll cover ‘The End of Evangelion’ in the sixth and final episode of 'Sound Only.') Episodes discussed: 22-26 Hosts: Justin Charity, Micah Peters
July 2, 2019
We discuss episodes 15 through 21 of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ which puts Toji in the cockpit of the brand-new Unit-03. Meanwhile, Kaji leads a dangerous investigation of NERV, the Angel in Terminal Dogma, and the real cause of Second Impact. Episodes discussed: 15 - 21 Hosts: Justin Charity, Micah Peters
June 28, 2019
We discuss episodes 8 through 14 of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ which introduce us to Asuka Langley Soryu, the hot-headed pilot of Unit-02, and which also begin to grapple with the intriguing backstories for Misato, Ritsuko, and Kaji. Episodes covered: 8 - 14 Hosts: Justin Charity, Micah Peters
June 25, 2019
We talk about the arrival of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ on Netflix and the changes that accompanied the new release (00:00) before breaking down episodes three through seven, which introduce us to Rei Ayanami, the pilot of Evangelion Unit-00 (08:42). Episodes covered: 3 - 7 Hosts: Justin Charity, Micah Peters
June 21, 2019
In the first episode of our six-part miniseries on the 1995 classic ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ we break down the context of the show, explain its importance and impact in both anime and the TV canon, and discuss the show's main character, Shinji Ikari (00:00). Then we analyze the first two episodes, “Angel Attack” and “The Beast” (32:43). Episodes covered: 1 - 2 Hosts: Justin Charity, Micah Peters
June 10, 2019
We discuss the 12th and final episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “Extreme Sandbox.” We break down Axe’s acquisition of Taylor back under Axe Cap, Connerty’s fall from grace, and make predictions for what's in store next season. Hosts: Alison Herman, Kate Knibbs Unbury the Hatchet: How Competitive Ax-Throwing Went From a Canadian Fad to a Global Pastime
June 3, 2019
We discuss the 11th episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “Lamster.” We break down Wendy’s change of heart during her medical license hearing, Axe’s intervention by the hands of his own staff, Rebecca’s deal with Taylor, and Connerty’s breaking of the law in order to close in on Chuck. Hosts: Alison Herman, Miles Surrey
May 27, 2019
The final episode of Season 2 is basically an hour of Eve having a panic attack (3:27). Carolyn reveals that she was manipulating Eve in typical Carolyn fashion (5:37), and there are some amazing Rome location shots (25:41). Plus, a final edition of “Jodie Comer Can” (29:41) and our favorite outfits from the season (32:04). Hosts: Alison Herman and Kate Halliwell
May 20, 2019
The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee break down everything from the finale of the biggest show on television, discussing winners and losers, picking nits, and reminiscing on what made ‘Game of Thrones’ so great in the first place. Hosts: Zach Kram, Riley McAtee
May 20, 2019
In the penultimate episode of Season 2, we see Villanelle crush two pasta dishes in a row to get an invite to Rome (1:53), Eve have a conference call threesome with her coworker (16:52), and some European decor inspiration (19:07). Plus, predictions for the season finale (38:57). Hosts: Alison Herman and Kate Halliwell
May 17, 2019
The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 6 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ They break down the teaser for the final episode (01:40), theorize who will sit on the Iron Throne (19:00), and offer their key players in the episode (36:53) before predicting what will happen next (40:41).
May 16, 2019
We break down everything from Season 2 of ‘Barry’ and discuss our favorite episodes, moments, and quotes from the season before offering predictions and insights into the Season 2 finale and Season 3 (slight spoiler warning!). Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Chris Almeida, Miles Surrey, Kate Knibbs
May 13, 2019
Eve and Niko's relationship has finally reached its breaking point and apparently Eve has never heard of breakup sex (2:36). MI-6 enlists Villanelle to get closer to Aaron Peele's sister and she dons an American persona to do so (18:25). And why do Carolyn's best lines always revolve around rodents (31:46)? Hosts: Alison Herman and Kate Halliwell
May 10, 2019
The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 5 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:22) and make predictions for what they think will happen (12:30) before discussing theories and answering questions from listeners (20:28). Host: Zach Kram, Riley McAtee
May 6, 2019
Villanelle and Eve come to face to face for the first time this season after Eve orders a hit on herself (2:16). In a parallel to the first season, they have another sexually charged meeting in Eve's kitchen (20:34). Villanelle dresses like only Villanelle can for the occasion (26:47). Plus, our favorite quotes of the episode (32:22). Hosts: Alison Herman and Kate Halliwell
May 3, 2019
The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 4 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:24), discuss what fate lies ahead for Cersei based on The Valonqar prophecy (21:57), and talk about the key players (34:34). Finally, they each give their predictions for what’s to come (40:49). Host: Zach Kram, Riley McAtee
May 1, 2019
We break down everything from Season 2 of ‘Cobra Kai,’ handing out awards for MVP, LVP, Most 2019 Moment, and much more. Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Miles Surrey, Chris Almeida
April 29, 2019
The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Paolo Uggetti discuss the seventh episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “Infinite Game.” They break down Chuck’s pet problem and Wendy and Axe’s attack on Taylor and the difficult decision they have to make because of it. Host: Alison Herman, Paolo Uggetti
April 29, 2019
Eve's work-life balance continues to deteriorate, but she does manage to find "The Ghost" (7:41). Villanelle tries to get over Eve by going on a drug-fueled bender (19:21) and looks fabulous while doing so (24:08). Plus, awards for quote of the week (28:07). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Alison Herman
April 26, 2019
The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 3 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:27), discuss whether Bran knows more about the Night King than he’s letting on (19:23), and talk about the key players (28:30). Finally, they break down the remaining characters' chances of survival (32:41).
April 22, 2019
Eve and Villanelle continue to circle each other as Villanelle works on getting her mojo back (2:56). It's probably telling that we're just now learning what Eve's husband Niko does (5:20). If you're wearing counterfeit fashion, Villanelle will come for you (15:09), and 'Fit of the Week' makes a triumphant return (24:00). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Alison Herman
April 19, 2019
The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen in Season 8, Episode 2 of ‘Game of Thrones’. They break down the teaser for the upcoming episode (01:22), discuss Daenerys’s dragons in the North (20:49), and talk about the key players ahead of the Battle of Winterfell (33:40). Finally, they give their predictions for what they expect to happen in the upcoming episode (41:39).
April 15, 2019
Eve has some new coworkers and there could be a new female assassin (2:07). Villanelle is still healing from her stab wound and doesn't pick the best place to take refuge (17:15). Plus: our favorite outfits (23:56) and quotes of the week (25:27). Hosts: Alison Herman and Kate Halliwell
April 12, 2019
With the Season 8 premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ fast approaching, The Ringer’s Zach Kram and Riley McAtee theorize and prognosticate on what could happen next. They discuss past season premieres (1:32), their theory of the week (18:35), and who the key to the first episode is (30:57). They wrap up with some predictions (38:12). Hosts: Zach Kram, Riley McAtee
April 10, 2019
The Ringer's Amanda Dobbins and Juliet Litman explain their love for Freeform's 'The Bold Type' (1:03). Season 3 kicks off with Jane battling the new head of "the dot com" (16:53), Kat dealing with the fall out from her breakup with Adena (31:48), and Sutton trying to decide whether she should move in with her boyfriend Richard. We also award MVP of the episode (33:51) and pick some nits with how the show portrays the media industry (37:00). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
April 8, 2019
The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Miles Surrey discuss the fourth episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “Overton Window”. They breakdown Chuck’s big speech, the implications it has on his and Wendy’s relationship going forward, and Chuck and Axe’s relatively peaceful alliance (so far). Hosts: Alison Herman, Miles Surrey
April 8, 2019
The Season 2 premiere of 'Killing Eve' kicks off just 30 seconds after the finale. Eve is in the middle of a mental breakdown and working on her work-life balance (3:44), Jodie Comer is in the hospital with a stab wound (10:17), and Carolyn is still being Carolyn (21:22). Hosts: Kate Halliwell and Alison Herman
April 4, 2019
Ahead of the Season 2 premiere of 'Killing Eve,' we explain why the show is so important to us (4:11), talk about our favorite looks (11:10) and one-liners from the season (18:03), and name some characters to watch in Season 2 (27:36). Hosts: Alison Herman and Kate Halliwell Read Kate's interview with Phoebe De Gaye here.
March 18, 2019
The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Miles Surrey break down the first episode of ‘Billions’ Season 4: “Chucky Rhoades’s Greatest Game.” They discuss Chuck attempting to drum up good will after being ousted as attorney general and the ongoing battle between Axe Capital and Taylor Mason Capital. Hosts: Alison Herman, Miles Surrey
February 25, 2019
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion break down the finale of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “Now Am Found”.
February 18, 2019
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the seventh episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: “The Final Country.” Our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze real-life crimes that resemble the one on the show. With one episode remaining, Chris and Jason detail the questions that are still unanswered and give their theories on what we can expect for the season finale. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion
February 15, 2019
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
February 11, 2019
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
February 1, 2019
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
January 28, 2019
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
January 21, 2019
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
January 14, 2019
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
August 13, 2018
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).
August 6, 2018
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).
August 2, 2018
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). More from The Ringer:Visit besttv.theringer.com for the full list of 100 best TV episodes of the 21st centuryAn Oral History of the Best ‘Breaking Bad’ Episode EverWhat’s the Difference Between a Great TV Episode and a Great TV Moment? Get Shea Serrano's "Conference Room, Five Minutes" here: ScrantonProject.com
August 1, 2018
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).
July 31, 2018
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).
July 30, 2018
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.
June 11, 2018
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).
June 4, 2018
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).
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