Breaking Pod

9 EpisodesProduced by Vernacular

Zac and Josh of the Vernacular Podcast Network break down one episode of Breaking Bad every week, focusing on the arc of the show and what it has to teach us about the nature of human existence and the consequences of choice.

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737 (Season 2, Ep. 1)

June 19th, 2019


In this episode, Josh and Zac debut the new format, nominating episode moments for Best Scene, Best Writing, and Best Moment. Along the way, we discuss Walt & Skyler's decaying relationship, Marie's …

A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal (Ep. 7)

June 6th, 2019

"A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal" (Season 1, Ep. 7)

In this episode, we break down the final episode of the first season, dissecting Walt's personal philosophy, his desire to keep Jesse around, the writers' use of Marie as …

Crazy Handful of Nothin' (Ep. 6)

May 21st, 2019

Crazy Handful of Nothin' (Ep. 6)

In this discussion of the penultimate episode of the first season, Josh and Zac discuss:

  • Another one of Walt's …

Gray Matter (Ep. 5)

May 14th, 2019


Breaking Bad Episode: Gray Matter (Ep 5) Zac and Josh talk about everything in episode five, including:

Cancer Man (Ep. 4)

April 30th, 2019

Cancer Man

In this episode, Zac and Josh discuss "Cancer Man." Among the topics:

  • Is "Cancer Man" an astrological reference?
  • Are Jesse and Walt …

And the Bag's in the River (Ep. 3)

April 16th, 2019

...And the Bag's in the River

Josh and Zac discuss the 3rd episode of Breaking Pod, including: - Vince Gilligan's inspiration for the name of the …

The Cat's In the Bag (Ep. 2)

April 8th, 2019


Breaking Bad Episode: The Cat's in the Bag (S1E2)

In this episode Zac and Josh break down all of the action as Walt continues to reel from the unintended consequences of his desert cook session. We talk casting …

The Pilot (Ep. 1)

April 8th, 2019


Breaking Bad Episode: Pilot (S1E1) In this inaugural episode of Breaking Pod, Zac and Josh break down the entire first episode of what Zac claims is …

Announcing Breaking Pod

March 21st, 2019


We're thrilled to announce Breaking Pod, the latest creative project of the Vernacular Podcast Network. Each week, Zac Crippen of Vernacular Podcast

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