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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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Breaking Down ‘Game of Thrones,’ S8E2 | The Watch

April 22nd, 2019

53:47

Chris and Andy break down the second episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (1:00). They make predictions for who is most likely to die (17:36) and talk about the theme of "afterwards" …

Disney+ Jockeys for First Place in the Streaming Wars | The Watch

April 19th, 2019

44:30

This week Disney announced all of the movies and TV shows that will be available on Disney+ (1:06); the streaming service is creating a relationship with subscribers before even launching (8:25). Plus: ‘Game of Thrones’ …

‘Game of Thrones’ Goes Back to the Basics (for Better or for Worse), Plus ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ | The Watch

April 15th, 2019

56:45

We recap the first episode of Season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones,' breaking down what we liked and didn’t like from the season premiere (02:01). Then we look ahead to ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ (39:10).

On the Brink of the Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’ | The Watch

April 12th, 2019

40:16

Ahead of the season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ on Sunday, we recap our favorite moments from Season 7 (1:24) and talk about the Night King as a villain for Season 8 (24:17). Also, our thoughts on ‘Killing Eve’ …

The Return of ‘Killing Eve’ and an Interview With the Minds Behind 'Fosse/Verdon' | The Watch

April 9th, 2019

58:49

‘Killing Eve’ is back and has become one of AMC’s premier shows (0:00); what does this mean for the series going forward (0:33)? ‘Fosse/Verdon’ feels …

How ‘Joker’ Might Fit Into Superhero Movie Canon and a Conversation With Fiona Shaw | The Watch

April 5th, 2019

51:11

Several trailers were shown at CinemaCon this week, giving us a peek at what the movie industry will look like in the months to come (1:53). The trailer for ‘Joker’ dropped this week and it looks like a superhero movie …

Writers Guild Negotiations, Plus: ‘Veep’ and ‘Barry’ | The Watch

April 1st, 2019

53:13

An explainer on what the negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents (3:35) could mean for the industry …

A Movie and Television Grab Bag | The Watch

March 28th, 2019

55:39

The 1999 movie ‘The Blair Witch Project’ had the original viral marketing campaign (2:20). A crash course for the reality TV show ‘Vanderpump Rules’ …

Apple Officially Wades Into the Streaming Wars, Plus: ‘Us’ and ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ | The Watch

March 26th, 2019

53:56

At the Apple event this Monday, the company paraded out all of the original content that will be available through their streaming service (2:09). They’re about to go up against not only streaming services, but cable …

Trailer Talk, Plus: Nick Antosca, the Showrunner of ‘The Act’ | The Watch

March 22nd, 2019

42:56

The trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 dropped this week and it’s rich with '80s references (3:20). The trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth …

Apple’s Upcoming Entry Into the Streaming Wars and Reviewing ‘Captain Marvel’ | The Watch

March 18th, 2019

52:43

On March 25, Apple will host a group of movie and TV producers and actors at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, to unveil plans for its upcoming streaming service (10:20). Plus, ‘Captain Marvel’ missed …

The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer and a ‘Triple Frontier’ Magnum Opus | The Watch

March 15th, 2019

46:52

The latest ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer is here and comes with a full serving of late-career Jeremy Renner’s hair (1:45). Then Andy shares his qualms …

On the Ground at South by Southwest, Plus: 'Olympic Dreams' | The Watch

March 12th, 2019

41:42


'Game of Thrones' was one of the main topics of conversation at South by Southwest last weekend (4:32). The Russo brothers are adapting the book 'Cherry' into a movie. The book is about a veteran who falls into opioid …

Was TV Ever Truly Monoculture and More Questions from the Mailbag | The Watch

March 8th, 2019

50:45

We break open the mailbag to answer questions about the new ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer (4:16), the year in television so far (16:00), and how big of a competitor Disney+ will be (28:56).


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy …

A Big-Picture Look at HBO, Plus ‘Crashing’ and ‘Pen15’ | The Watch

March 4th, 2019

46:22

What does the future of HBO look like after the merger between AT&T and Time Warner (6:47)? Plus a midseason review of ‘Crashing’ (35:40) and the teen television renaissance that continues with ‘Pen15’ (42:30).


An Oscars and 'True Detective' Season 3 Wrap-up | The Watch (Ep. 332)

February 26th, 2019

43:15

The Oscars were surprisingly smooth and democratic (2:53), but that doesn’t signal any lasting cultural changes (17:49). The finale of 'True …

Our 2019 Anticipation Index and Why Amazon Is Keeping ‘Lord of the Rings’ Under Lock and Key | The Watch (Ep. 331)

February 22nd, 2019

48:12

We break down the TV shows and movies we’re most excited for in 2019, including ‘Triple Frontier’ (6:11), 'Twilight Zone' (10:18), and ‘City on a Hill’ (23:40). Plus, why is Amazon keeping the writers' room for ‘Lord of …

The End of Marvel on Netflix, Plus the Penultimate Episode of ‘True Detective’ | The Watch (Ep. 330)

February 18th, 2019

55:14

‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’ are leaving Netflix (4:21), completing the Marvel purge as Disney gets ready to launch its own streaming service …

An Assortment of TV News, Plus an Interview With Actor Jamie Bell | The Watch (Ep. 329)

February 15th, 2019

57:18

The ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off movie about Jesse Pinkman will be coming to Netflix (5:27). The trailer for the second season of ‘Killing Eve’ dropped …

Build Your Own Night of Television, Plus an Interview With ‘Russian Doll’ Director Leslye Headland | The Watch (Ep. 328)

February 12th, 2019

1:02:10

We build our ideal night of network television from a landscape of streaming comedies and network dramas (2:50). The director of ‘Russian Doll,’ …

The Calm Before the Streaming-Wars Storm, Plus ‘High Flying Bird’ | The Watch (Ep. 327)

February 8th, 2019

49:19

FX CEO John Landgraf gave his semi-annual state of television address this week (2:19) and took digs at Netflix while doing so (13:24). Steven Soderbergh’s new movie, ‘High Flying Bird,’ is his most emotionally present …

The Avengers Are in 'The Leftovers,' Plus Netflix's 'Russian Doll' | The Watch (Ep. 326)

February 4th, 2019

45:37

The Super Bowl was a snooze, but at least we got to see Steve Carell shilling Pepsi (5:30) and an Avengers trailer (14:42). Netflix’s new comedy …

Who Will Be the Next Batman? Plus, the Movie ‘Dune’ | The Watch (Ep. 325)

February 1st, 2019

37:29

The newest ‘Batman’ movie will come out in 2021 (2:40). Ben Affleck is reportedly not involved in the project, so who will take his place? (7:47). …

Andy’s Big News, Plus an Interview With the Creator of ‘Black Earth Rising’ | The Watch (Ep. 324)

January 25th, 2019

52:37

Andy tells us what it's like to have his show ‘Briarpatch’ picked up by USA Network (0:39). Plus: an interview with Hugo Blick, the creator of the Netflix show ‘Black Earth Rising,’ which is about the aftermath of the …

The State of Comedy on Television, Plus a ‘True Detective’ Recap | The Watch (Ep. 323)

January 22nd, 2019

58:24

With the third episode of ‘True Detective’ there seems to be some pull between the writers and the director (6:30). The popular legal drama ‘Perry …

Breaking Down the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Teaser, Plus: Steven Soderbergh's Culture Consumption | The Watch Ep. (322)

January 18th, 2019

41:16

What this week's teaser trailer for 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' means for the franchise (4:01). News broke this week that Jason Reitman will direct and co-write a ‘Ghostbusters’ movie—his father directed the original in …

Cautiously Optimistic About ‘True Detective,’ Plus: ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ Sparks a Trend | The Watch (Ep. 321)

January 16th, 2019

41:34

Discussing ‘The Passage,' which feels like a cable or streaming show trying to fit into a network mold (2:18), casual optimism about the third season …

Previewing 'True Detective' Season 3 | The Watch (Ep. 320)

January 11th, 2019

32:41

The first two episodes of 'True Detective' Season 3 premiere this Sunday (1:11) and they are more reminiscent of Season 1 than Season 2 (8:56). Also, …

What the 2019 Golden Globes Were Lacking | The Watch (Ep. 319)

January 8th, 2019

46:50

The 2019 Golden Globes gave us a sneak peak of an upcoming slate of HBO shows (5:48), a lackluster hosting job by Sandra Oh and Andy Sandberg …

Netflix Flexes Its Muscles With ‘Bandersnatch’ | The Watch (Ep. 318)

January 4th, 2019

48:41

The new ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Bandersnatch’ shows us the potential of choose-your-own-adventure TV (10:40), but it’s also really just peak ‘Black Mirror’ (22:17). ‘The Good Place’ continues to show that it won’t be …

The 2018 Year in Review Mailbag | The Watch (Ep. 317)

December 27th, 2018

55:01

Chris and Andy break open the mailbag to answer some listener questions about the year in pop culture, including what will take the place of ‘Game of …

2018’s Great Wall of Culture | The Watch (Ep. 316)

December 20th, 2018

46:28

Chris and Andy add six people to their Great Wall of Culture whose performances and contributions they feel defined 2018.


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy …

The Beauty of ‘Roma’ and What We’re Catching Up on Over the Holidays | The Watch (Ep. 315)

December 18th, 2018

53:46

Alfonso Cuarón's ‘Roma’ premiered on Netflix last week, and the debate over whether you can properly enjoy it outside of the theater continues (10:02), but either way the movie is a cinematic delight (22:21). Chris and …

The Best Television Shows of 2018 With Sam Esmail | The Watch (Ep. 314)

December 13th, 2018

1:19:41

‘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 …

Jason Mantzoukas Looks Back on This Year in Television and Film | The Watch (Ep. 313)

December 11th, 2018

1:01:13

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

Golden Globe Television Nominations and 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 312)

December 7th, 2018

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 …

'The Mandalorian' News, Plus the Ups and Downs of TV Auteurism | The Watch (Ep. 311)

December 3rd, 2018

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 …

‘Widows’ Is a Different Type of Heist Movie and the 1975 Is a Different Type of Rock Band | The Watch (Ep. 310)

November 30th, 2018

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

‘Little Drummer Girl’ Creates a World You Want to Dive Into | The Watch (Ep. 309)

November 27th, 2018

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

Ben Stiller on Creating ‘Escape at Dannemora’ | The Watch (Ep. 308)

November 20th, 2018

1:00:48

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 …

Previewing ‘Narcos: Mexico’ With Executive Producer Eric Newman | The Watch (Ep. 307)

November 16th, 2018

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).


Remembering Stan Lee, Plus Homecoming's Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz | The Watch (Ep. 306)

November 13th, 2018

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 …

‘Star Wars' Prequels and ‘Breaking Bad’ Sequels | The Watch (Ep. 305)

November 9th, 2018

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’ …

The Brilliance of ‘Homecoming’ | The Watch (Ep. 304)

November 6th, 2018

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 …

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel News, Plus Previewing ‘Homecoming’ | The Watch (Ep. 303)

November 2nd, 2018

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 …

‘Bodyguard,’ Plus Classic Albums As the New Comic Books | The Watch (Ep. 302)

October 29th, 2018

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 …

Do Streaming Services Care About Film History? Plus a Conversation With Matthew Macfadyen of ‘Succession’ | The Watch (Ep. 301)

October 27th, 2018

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 …

What's Changed Since Starting the Show, Favorite Movie Moments of the Year, and Other Mailbag Questions | The Watch (Ep. 300)

October 23rd, 2018

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 …

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

October 19th, 2018

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 …

Big-Ticket TV Overload and Talking With Carla Gugino of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ | The Watch (Ep. 298)

October 16th, 2018

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 …

‘Better Call Saul’ Season Finale and Talking With ‘Maniac’ Creator Patrick Somerville | The Watch (Ep. 297)

October 12th, 2018

1:08:45

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 …

Yeah, We Loved 'A Star Is Born,' Too | The Watch (Ep. 296)

October 9th, 2018

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 …

Get Ready for the Fantasy TV Bubble | The Watch (Ep. 295)

October 4th, 2018

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 …

Catching Up on ‘Maniac,’ ‘Forever,’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ With Andy Greenwald | The Watch (Ep. 294)

October 1st, 2018

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), …

Fall Movie Preview and Love for ‘Better Call Saul’ | The Watch (Ep. 293)

September 28th, 2018

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 …

Reviewing ‘Maniac’ and ‘Forever,’ Plus Is the DC Extended Universe Cool Again? | The Watch (Ep. 292)

September 25th, 2018

1:05:43

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’ …

Cary Fukunaga Takes Over the Bond Franchise, Plus a Live Performance From the Altons | The Watch (Ep. 291)

September 20th, 2018

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 …

The Emmys Earn a Collective Shrug, and ‘The Predator’ Is a Glorious Disaster | The Watch (Ep. 290)

September 18th, 2018

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 …

Behind the Scenes of ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ and ‘American Vandal’ | The Watch (Ep. 289)

September 14th, 2018

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 …

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)

September 10th, 2018

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’ …

The Summer TV Awards | The Watch (Ep. 287)

September 6th, 2018

1:01:24

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.

A New Format for Superhero Movies, Previewing a Potentially Political Awards Season, and ‘Ozark’ Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 286)

August 30th, 2018

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’ …

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

August 27th, 2018

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).

The Summer Movie Awards | The Watch

August 25th, 2018

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 …

The Trouble With 'Bond 25,' Getting Hyped for 'Top Gun 2,' Plus Mailbag | The Watch (Ep. 284)

August 24th, 2018

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 …

'Better Call Saul' Is Back, Plus Reviewing Summer Movies | The Watch (Ep. 283)

August 21st, 2018

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). …

Remembering Aretha Franklin, Looking to the Good TV to Come, and Reviewing ‘Insecure’ and ‘Lodge 49’ | The Watch (Ep. 282)

August 16th, 2018

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 …

The Content Wars of TV’s Gilded Age | The Watch (Ep.281)

August 13th, 2018

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 …

Sending Off ‘Succession’ With Showrunner Jesse Armstrong | The Watch (Ep. 280)

August 6th, 2018

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 …

The 100 Best TV Episodes of The Century and Mailbag Questions | The Watch (Ep. 279)

August 3rd, 2018

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). …

Loving ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ and Awarding ‘Succession’ the TV Championship Belt | The Watch (Ep. 278)

July 30th, 2018

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 …

Exploring 'Castle Rock' and a 'Mission: Impossible' Retrospective | The Watch (Ep. 277)

July 27th, 2018

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 …

‘Succession’ Finds Its Stride and the Showrunners of ‘GLOW’ on Creating Season 2 | The Watch (Ep. 276)

July 23rd, 2018

1:05:35

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 …

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

July 19th, 2018

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). …

Lots of TV: Emmy Nominations, ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Succession,’ and More | The Watch (Ep. 275)

July 16th, 2018

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 …

‘Succession’ and Updates on ‘Y: The Last Man’ and ‘Briarpatch’ | The Watch (Ep. 274)

July 12th, 2018

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). …

Mailbag on 2018’s Pop Culture Crown, Big Franchise IP and More | The Watch (Ep. 273)

July 9th, 2018

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 …

Fast and Furious and Young Pope Casting Update. Plus Glow Season 2 review Pt. 1 | The Watch (Ep. 272)

July 6th, 2018

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' …

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

July 2nd, 2018

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 …

'Halo’ and Master Chief Are Coming to TV, and the ‘Sicario’ Cinematic Universe Is Here | The Watch (Ep. 270)

June 28th, 2018

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’ …

'Westworld' Season Finale, and the Search for the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ | The Watch (Ep.269)

June 25th, 2018

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 …

'Star Wars' Presses Pause, Plus Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger’ Showrunner, Joe Pokaski, Stops By | The Watch (Ep. 268)

June 21st, 2018

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 …

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Kanye’s Attempts at Culture As Events | The Watch (Ep. 267)

June 18th, 2018

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 …

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

June 14th, 2018

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 …

Remembering Anthony Bourdain | The Watch (Ep. 265)

June 11th, 2018

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 …

'Black Mirror' Showrunners on Their Favorite Episodes, Plus a Rolling Blackouts C.F. Live Performance | The Watch (Ep. 264)

June 7th, 2018

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 …

The Thing About ‘Westworld,’ Plus 'Succession' and ‘The Break With Michelle Wolf' | The Watch (Ep. 263)

June 4th, 2018

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, …

Kanye West’s New Album and Pusha-T’s 'Daytona' and Drake Diss. Plus, 'The Americans Finale | The Watch (Ep. 262)

June 1st, 2018

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 …

Did ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Work? Plus the ‘Killing Eve’ Finale | The Watch (Ep. 261)

May 29th, 2018

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). …

Celebrating Philip Roth, Plus Answering Your Mailbag Questions About ‘Watchmen’ and More | The Watch (Ep. 260)

May 24th, 2018

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 …

The Problem With Broadcast Television, Plus 'Killing Eve' | The Watch (Ep. 259)

May 21st, 2018

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 …

What to Expect From 'Deadpool 2'? Plus: 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Westworld' | The Watch (Ep. 258)

May 17th, 2018

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 …

Paul Scheer on Adapting ‘Galaxy Quest’ and Watching Classic Movies. Plus, Unpacking the ‘Barry’ Finale | The Watch (Ep. 257)

May 14th, 2018

1:06:08

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 …

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

May 11th, 2018

1:19:01

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 …

This Is Donald Glover’s Moment | The Watch (Ep. 255)

May 7th, 2018

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 …

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

May 4th, 2018

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 …

'Avengers: Infinity War’ Mega-pod and Why You Should Watch ‘Killing Eve’ (Ep. 253)

April 30th, 2018

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 …

'The Handmaid's Tale' Returns, Plus Chvrches | The Watch (Ep. 252)

April 26th, 2018

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 …

'Westworld' Returns and Bill Hader and Henry Winkler Talk ‘Barry’ | The Watch (Ep. 251)

April 23rd, 2018

1:07:44

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).

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)

April 19th, 2018

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 …

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

April 16th, 2018

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 …

What Would It Take to Love 'Westworld' and Other Mailbag Questions, Plus News From Andy | The Watch (Ep. 243)

April 12th, 2018

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.

Jake Johnson on the Final Season of 'New Girl.' Plus, the Dark Side of Amateur Sports With Director Ryan Koo (Ep. 242)

April 9th, 2018

1:22:31

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 …

How to Cast for ‘The Wire,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘True Detective’ With Alexa Fogel | The Watch (Ep. 241)

April 6th, 2018

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 …

The Problem With ‘Ready Player One,' Plus ‘Trust’, ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘Terror’ | The Watch (Ep. 240)

April 2nd, 2018

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 …

‘Roseanne’ and ‘The Americans’ Are Back, ‘Westworld’ Is Coming Soon | The Watch (Ep. 239)

March 29th, 2018

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 …

David Costabile Talks 'Billions' and 'Breaking Bad.' Plus, Reviewing 'Barry' and 'Trust' | The Watch (Ep. 238)

March 26th, 2018

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 …

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

March 22nd, 2018

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: …

Would 'Black Panther' Work As TV? Plus Guilty Pleasures and New Music In the Mailbag | The Watch (Ep. 236 )

March 19th, 2018

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 …

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

March 16th, 2018

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 …

‘Atlanta’ and Julian Casablancas Share Hot Takes on the Music Biz, Plus ‘Collateral’ Episode 1 | The Watch (Ep. 234)

March 13th, 2018

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 …

'Star Wars' to TV and 'The Sopranos' to the Big Screen, Plus the Shib Sibs | The Watch (Ep. 233)

March 8th, 2018

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' …

And the Oscar Went To … | The Watch (Ep. 232)

March 5th, 2018

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).


More …

New TV Alert: 'Atlanta,' 'McMafia,' and 'Looming Tower' | The Watch (Ep. 231)

March 2nd, 2018

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 …

Unpacking ‘Annihilation’ and the ’90s Nostalgia of Netflix’s ‘Everything Sucks!’ (Ep. 230)

February 26th, 2018

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, …

Answering Your Mailbag Questions, Plus a Politically Charged Superchunk Interview | The Watch (Ep. 229)

February 22nd, 2018

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). …

Wakanda Forever! Black Panther’s Big Moment, Plus Jonathan Abrams revisits ‘The Wire’ | The Watch (Ep. 228)

February 19th, 2018

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, …

Is Netflix Swallowing TV? Plus, ‘Altered Carbon’ and ‘Babylon Berlin’ Reviewed | The Watch (Ep. 227)

February 16th, 2018

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 …

Why Jimmy Fallon Is Losing the Late-Night War | The Watch (Ep. 226)

February 12th, 2018

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 …

Is 'Star Wars' Saturation Possible? | The Watch (Ep. 225)

February 8th, 2018

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 …

Super Bowl Celebrations, Han Solo Trailer Reaction, and the Surprise Cloverfield Movie (Ep. 224)

February 5th, 2018

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 …

Why Isn’t Steven Soderbergh's ‘Mosaic’ A Bigger Deal? Plus ‘The End of The F** World’ | The Watch (Ep. 223)

February 1st, 2018

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 …

The Problem With the Grammys and Whether You Should Watch 'Waco' | The Watch (Ep. 222)

January 29th, 2018

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 …

‘The End of the F***ing World’ (and We Feel Fine) and the Oscar Noms (Ep. 221)

January 26th, 2018

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 …

Streaming Wars: Hulu Brings Back ‘ER’ and Amazon Dumps Its Quirky Comedies | The Watch (Ep. 220)

January 22nd, 2018

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 …

Funny People Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome Talk Comedy and ‘Another Period.’ Plus, the End of ‘Dark’ (Ep. 219)

January 19th, 2018

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 …

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

January 15th, 2018

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’ …

The James Franco and the 'All the Money in the World' Controversies, Plus 'Dark' (Ep. 217)

January 11th, 2018

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 …

Reliving the Golden Globes and Reviewing '9-1-1' (Ep. 216)

January 8th, 2018

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 …

Previewing the Golden Globes, a ‘Game of Thrones’ Update, and Going Deep on Netflix’s ‘Dark’ (Ep. 215)

January 5th, 2018

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 …

The 2017 Year in Music With Lindsay Zoladz, Plus the Mailbag (Ep. 214)

December 28th, 2017

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 …

2017's Great Wall of Culture With Jason Mantzoukas (Ep. 213)

December 21st, 2017

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 …

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deep Dive (Ep. 212)

December 18th, 2017

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

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

December 14th, 2017

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 …

The Best TV of 2017 With Sam Esmail (Ep. 210)

December 11th, 2017

1:16:07

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 …

Fear TV: ‘Dark’ and ‘Channel Zero,’ Plus Laurie Metcalf on ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Roseanne’ (Ep 209)

December 8th, 2017

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 …

U2’s ‘Songs of Experience’ and Best Songs of All Time, Plus an 'Ozark' and 'House of Cards' Update (Ep. 208)

December 4th, 2017

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’ …

All Marvel Everything: Talking ‘Runaways’ With Its Creator and Showrunners and an 'Infinity War' Trailer Reaction (Ep. 207)

November 30th, 2017

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, …

What You Should Be Watching Right Now (Ep. 206)

November 27th, 2017

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 …

Hollywood’s Troubled State (Ep. 205)

November 20th, 2017

1:06:53

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Jeffrey Tambor’s sudden departure from the cast of ‘Transparent’ and the current state of …

The Inside Story of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine With Writer Joe Hagan (Ep. 204)

November 17th, 2017

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 …

Disney’s New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy, Amazon’s Expensive ‘Lord of the Rings’ Play, and the Best Superhero Movies of All Time (Ep. 203)

November 13th, 2017

1:06:55

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 …

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

November 10th, 2017

1:01:38

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 …

Reviewing ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and Finishing ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 (Ep. 201)

November 6th, 2017

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 …

The Neptunes Are Back Because No One Ever Really Dies, Plus ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 (Ep. 200)

November 2nd, 2017

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' …

Reviewing the First Three Episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 and Wrapping Up ‘The Deuce’ With Megan Abbott (Ep. 199)

October 30th, 2017

1:00:20

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 …

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

October 27th, 2017

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 …

Inside the Mind of 'Mindhunter' Star Jonathan Groff (Ep. 197)

October 23rd, 2017

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; …

Exploring ‘The Deuce’ and Double Down Book Club Selection ‘Sweet Forever’ With Joe House (Ep. 196)

October 20th, 2017

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 …

Breaking Down ‘Mindhunter’ and the ‘Black Panther’ Trailer (Ep. 195)

October 16th, 2017

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 …

Talking 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Mr. Robot' With Sam Esmail (Ep. 194)

October 12th, 2017

1:05:51

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 …

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

October 10th, 2017

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 …

Rob Huebel Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried (Ep. 192)

October 6th, 2017

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 …

Jeff Garlin Describes the Making of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (Ep. 191)

October 2nd, 2017

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 …

Amy Landecker and the Critical Reception of 'Transparent' (Ep. 190)

September 30th, 2017

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 …

Starring Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll (Ep. 189)

September 28th, 2017

1:00:56

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, …

Opening Up the Mailbag (Ep. 188)

September 25th, 2017

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 …

Back on the Road With Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of the Killers (Ep. 187)

September 21st, 2017

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.

Emmy Winners (and Losers) With Mike Schur, Amanda Dobbins, and Alison Herman (Ep. 186)

September 18th, 2017

1:18:49

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 …

What Spotify’s Rap Caviar Says About the Music Industry; Spoon's Britt Daniel Returns to Form (Ep. 185)

September 14th, 2017

1:00:03

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 …

Processing a Monster Opening Weekend for 'It' and Amazon’s Recent Shift (Ep. 184)

September 11th, 2017

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). …

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

September 7th, 2017

1:15:05

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 …

'You’re the Worst' Star Aya Cash on Her Complicated Relationship With L.A. and Branching Out Within the Industry (Ep. 182)

September 4th, 2017

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 …

George Pelecanos, Cocreator of 'The Deuce,' on Capturing the Grittiness of New York in the '70s (Ep. 181)

August 31st, 2017

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.

Dissecting the 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale With Binge Mode Cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 180)

August 28th, 2017

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 …

DC’s New Joker Origin Story, 'Logan Lucky,' and Showtime CEO David Nevins on 'Twin Peaks' (Ep. 179)

August 24th, 2017

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 …

Critiquing 'Game of Thrones' and Previewing the Fall TV Season (Ep. 178)

August 21st, 2017

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 …

David Wain on Making the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Franchise (Ep. 177)

August 17th, 2017

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 …

Unpacking 'Game of Thrones' and Shonda Rhimes Leaves ABC for Netflix, With Guest Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs (Ep. 176)

August 14th, 2017

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 …

The Future of Streaming Television and Celebrating ‘Ozark’ and ‘Insecure’ (Ep. 175)

August 10th, 2017

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 …

'Game of Thrones,' and Mark Duplass on ‘Room 104’ and Collaboration (Ep. 174)

August 7th, 2017

1:01:42

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 …

‘Narcos’ Season 3 Preview, Plus ‘Glow’ Creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch on Writing for TV As Playwrights (Ep. 173)

August 3rd, 2017

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), …

‘Game of Thrones’ and Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee on Making Music and Living in Philly (Ep. 172)

July 31st, 2017

1:01:48

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 …

'Atomic Blonde,' Kathryn Bigelow, 'Ozark,' 'True Detective' Season 3, and Netflix’s Unfair Advantage With Millennials (Ep. 171)

July 27th, 2017

1:00:49

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 …

'Game of Thrones,' Comic-Con Trailers, and 'Dunkirk,' Plus Matthew Lillard on 'Twin Peaks' and Working in Hollywood (Ep. 170)

July 24th, 2017

1:19:46

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 …

Dunkirk,' Benioff and Weiss’s Next Project, and Revisiting 'Twin Peaks' and 'Glow' (Ep. 169)

July 20th, 2017

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 …

'Game of Thrones' Returns and Disney Unveils a New 'Star Wars' Resort (Ep. 168)

July 17th, 2017

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 …

Previewing the 'Thrones' Premiere (Ep. 167)

July 13th, 2017

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 …

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

July 10th, 2017

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 …

The Great ‘Baby Driver’ Debate With Jason Mantzoukas, Plus Andy Samberg (Ep. 165)

July 7th, 2017

1:01:48

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 …

BBQ Music and Don Winslow on 'The Force' (Ep. 164)

July 3rd, 2017

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 …

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

June 29th, 2017

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 …

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

June 26th, 2017

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 …

The Han Solo 'Star Wars' Movie Situation, Fargo’s Finale, and What Good Bad Movies Would Get Made in 2017 (Ep. 161)

June 22nd, 2017

1:11:36

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 …

The 25 Best Movies of the Century So Far and Lorde’s 'Melodrama' (Ep. 160)

June 19th, 2017

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 …

The Ringer Recommends Pt. 2 (Ep. 159)

June 15th, 2017

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 …

Black Panther, Netflix, FX, and the State of Peak TV (Ep. 158)

June 12th, 2017

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 …

'American Gods,' 'Twin Peaks,' 'The Americans,' and Other Shows You Should Be Watching (Ep. 157)

June 9th, 2017

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 …

Wonder Woman' and the Success of Comic Book Movies, 'The Leftovers' series finale, and the Current State of Tom Cruise (Ep. 156)

June 6th, 2017

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, …

Big IP Fails at the Box Office and Damon Lindelof Talks 'Twin Peaks' and the End of 'The Leftovers' (Ep. 155)

June 1st, 2017

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 …

Book Club — 'Annihilation' (Ep. 154)

May 29th, 2017

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 …

Lizzy Goodman on the Rebirth of Rock ’n’ Roll in New York City From 2001 to 2011 (Ep. 153)

May 25th, 2017

1:13:03

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 …

'Twin Peaks,' 'Alien Covenant,' and the Highs and Lows of IP (Ep. 152)

May 22nd, 2017

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 …

The Networks Aim to Make TV Great Again, and Previewing 'Twin Peaks' (Ep. 151)

May 18th, 2017

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) …

'Master of None,' 'Catastrophe,' and 'The Leftovers' Are Brought to You by the Pre-pajama Mafia (Ep. 150)

May 15th, 2017

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 …

David Mandel Talks 'Veep,' 'Curb,' and 'Seinfeld' (Ep. 149)

May 11th, 2017

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. …

Welcome to Dystopia: 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Handmaid’s Tale,' and 'American Gods' (Ep. 148)

May 8th, 2017

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 …

Greg Dulli and the Afghan Whigs Are Back (Ep. 147)

May 4th, 2017

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 …

Timothy Simons of 'Veep' on Politics, 'The Leftovers' and Hangin' With McConaughey (Ep. 146)

May 1st, 2017

1:02:05

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 …

‘Fargo’ and the Prestige-TV Debate & Justin Simien of ‘Dear White People’ (Ep. 145)

April 27th, 2017

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 …

Damon Lindelof Discusses ‘The Leftovers’ (144)

April 24th, 2017

1:13:58

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 …

'Fargo' and 'Veep' Return (Ep. 143)

April 20th, 2017

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 …

'The Last Jedi,' the End of 'Girls,' and the Final Season of 'The Leftovers' (Ep. 142)

April 17th, 2017

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 …

The Ringer Recommends (Ep. 141)

April 14th, 2017

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 …

Thor: Ragnarok' Starring "Cake" Blanchett (Ep. 140)

April 10th, 2017

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 …

Mailbag 2.0 (Ep. 139)

April 6th, 2017

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 …

'Big Little Lies' Finale and a Conversation With TV Writer Mike Levin (Ep. 138)

April 3rd, 2017

1:00:56

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 …

Jason Mantzoukas Loves 'Legion,' David Milch, and 'True Detective' (Ep. 137)

March 30th, 2017

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 …

What Does 'Justice League' Have in Common With Radiohead’s 'OK Computer'? (Ep. 136)

March 27th, 2017

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 …

The Return of Dave Chappelle (Ep. 135)

March 23rd, 2017

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 …

Ep. 134: Drake’s ‘More Life’, Amazon Pilot Season, and Other Upcoming TV and Film Projects

March 20th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 133: Interview With Noah Hawley of 'Legion' and 'Fargo'

March 16th, 2017

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) …

Ep. 132: Book Club — 'Zoo Station'

March 14th, 2017

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.

Ep. 131: Live From SXSW

March 13th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 130: Interview With Gareth David of Los Campesinos!

March 9th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 129: ‘Logan,’ ‘The Good Fight,’ ‘Billions,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’

March 6th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 128: 'Get Out,' 'Logan,' and Other Movies With K. Austin Collins

March 2nd, 2017

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’ …

Ep. 127: Full Interview With Lena Dunham of 'Girls'

March 1st, 2017

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 …

Ep. 126: Lena Dunham on 'Girls' Episode "American Bitch"

February 27th, 2017

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.

Ep. 125: The Oscars' Surprise Ending

February 27th, 2017

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.

Ep. 124: Guide to the Oscars

February 23rd, 2017

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 …

Ep. 123: ‘The Young Pope,’ the TV Championship Belt, ‘Big Little Lies,’ and ‘Crashing’

February 20th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 122: Interview With ‘One Day at a Time’ Showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce

February 16th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 121: The Grammy Awards, 'Legion,' and 'Girls'

February 13th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 120: Looking at Pop Culture Through the Political Prism WIth Chuck Klosterman

February 9th, 2017

1:04:34

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 …

Ep. 119: The Super Bowl Commercials, Lady Gaga’s Halftime Performance, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2, and ‘24 Legacy’

February 6th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 118: ‘The Crown,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ and Letters From Taboo Island

February 2nd, 2017

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 …

Ep. 117: SAG Awards, 'Split,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘3 Mics’

January 30th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 116: The Mailbag Episode

January 27th, 2017

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).

Ep. 115: The New ‘Star Wars’ Title, ‘The Good Place,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘Homeland’

January 23rd, 2017

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 …

Ep. 114: ‘The OA,’ Who Won the Week, the New ‘Logan’ Trailer, and ‘Taboo’

January 20th, 2017

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’ …

Ep. 113: The Television Critics Association Press Tour, Awarding the Television Championship Belt, ‘Sneaky Pete,’ and The XX’s New Album

January 16th, 2017

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’ …

Ep. 112: ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Taboo,’ and ‘One Day at a Time’

January 13th, 2017

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).

Ep. 111: The Golden Globes After-Party With Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins

January 9th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 110: ‘Coachella,’ ‘The Golden Globes,’ and ‘Homeland’

January 6th, 2017

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 …

Ep. 109: ‘The OA’, ‘La La Land’, and ‘20th Century Women’

January 3rd, 2017

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) …

Ep. 108: The Wall of 2016

December 22nd, 2016

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 …

Ep. 107: Rogue One Recap

December 20th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 106: The Year in TV With ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail

December 16th, 2016

1:06:08

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 …

Ep. 105: The Year in Music

December 12th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 104: ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Black Mirror’ Re-up

December 9th, 2016

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 …

Ep 103: 'Westworld' Finale

December 5th, 2016

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, …

Ep 102: ‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ Turns 10, and The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Re-up

December 2nd, 2016

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 …

Ep. 101: 'Nocturnal Animals,' 'Search Party,' and What's Next for 'Westworld'?

November 28th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 100: ‘Westworld’ Theories and Casey Affleck’s New Film, ‘Manchester by the Sea’

November 21st, 2016

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 …

Ep. 99: The Current State of Movies

November 17th, 2016

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’ …

Ep. 98: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Stephen Falk

November 17th, 2016

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.

Ep. 97: A Tribe Called Quest, Dave Chappelle on ‘SNL,' Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour, and 'Westworld'

November 15th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 96: Post-Election Re-up

November 10th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 95: 'Doctor Strange,' 'Westworld,' and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "San Junipero"

November 7th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 94: All Things FX Re-up With Nick Grad

November 3rd, 2016

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 …

Ep. 93: 'Westworld' Theories and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "Playtest" With Jason Concepcion

October 31st, 2016

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 …

Ep. 92: 'The League,' 'Atlanta,' and 'Westworld' Re-Up With Jason Mantzoukas

October 27th, 2016

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).

Ep. 90: 'The Walking Dead' Premiere, 'Westworld,' and 'Black Mirror' With Jason Concepcion

October 24th, 2016

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), …

Ep. 89: 'Black Mirror,' and Jimmy Eat World Re-up

October 20th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 88: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Gale Anne Hurd

October 19th, 2016

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.

Ep. 87: 'Goliath' and 'Westworld' Theories With Jason Concepcion

October 17th, 2016

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). …

Ep. 86: 'Atlanta,' 'Rogue One' Trailer, and The Strokes Re-up With Travon Free

October 13th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 85: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers

October 12th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 84: HBO's Fall Sunday Night Slate

October 10th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 83: 'Atlanta' and 'Luke Cage' Re-up

October 6th, 2016

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).

Ep. 82: 'Westworld' Premiere and Music Mythology With Will Sheff

October 3rd, 2016

1:05:25

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 …

Ep. 81: 'Queen Sugar,' 'Westworld,' and Auteurism in 'Atlanta' Re-up

September 29th, 2016

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).

Ep. 80: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Phoebe Waller-Bridge

September 28th, 2016

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.

Ep. 79: 'Transparent,' 'Fleabag,' and 'The Good Place'

September 26th, 2016

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' …

Ep. 78: 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail

September 23rd, 2016

1:09:19

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 …

Ep. 77: 'Designated Survivor' and Political TV Coverage With Jon Favreau

September 19th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 76: Emmys After-Party With Sam Esmail, Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields

September 19th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 75: Emmys Preview

September 16th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 74: 'Mr. Robot,' 'Atlanta,' and Netflix's 'Easy' Re-up

September 15th, 2016

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), …

Ep. 73: 'Quarry' and Fall TV Preview

September 12th, 2016

45:24

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Cinemax's 1970s drama, 'Quarry,' and preview network television's fall slate."

Ep. 72: Yeezy, 'Mr. Robot,' and 'Narcos'

September 8th, 2016

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.

Ep. 71: 'Atlanta'

September 6th, 2016

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."

Ep. 70: 'Stranger Things,' 'Mr. Robot,' and 'You're the Worst' Re-up

September 2nd, 2016

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.'

Ep. 69: 'The Night Of' and a VMA Recap

August 29th, 2016

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, …

Ep. 68: 'Halt and Catch Fire' and 'Animal Kingdom' Re-up

August 26th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 67: 'The Night Of,' 'Mr. Robot' and Frank Ocean's Return

August 22nd, 2016

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.'

Ep. 66: 'The Night Of,' 'The Get Down,' and 'Rogue One' Reshoots

August 15th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 65: 'Stranger Things' Re-up

August 11th, 2016

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).

Ep. 64: Olympics, 'The Night Of,' and 'Mr. Robot'

August 8th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 63: The Watch Re-up: The Year in Movies

August 4th, 2016

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). …

Ep. 62: 'Suicide Squad' Prep, 'The Night Of,' and 'Jason Bourne'

August 2nd, 2016

52:18

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Canadian cuisine before jumping into the anticipation surrounding 'Suicide Squad.' Then, they give …

Ep. 61: 'Mr. Robot' and the Bourne Series Re-up

July 29th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 60: Comic-Con Trailers, 'The Night Of,' and 'Stranger Things'

July 25th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 59: 'Mr. Robot,' Desiigner's New Single, and Lil Yachty Re-up

July 22nd, 2016

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 …

Ep. 58: 'Stranger Things,' 'The Night Of,' and Facebook Live Q&A

July 20th, 2016

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).

Ep. 57: 'Mr. Robot' Premiere and 'Vice Principals' Re-up

July 14th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 56: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Chef Eric Ripert

July 13th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 55: ‘Mr. Robot,’ Schoolboy Q, Desiigner, and 'The Night Of' With Sean Fennessey, Jon Caramanica, and Alison Herman

July 11th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 54: Blink 182 Re-up

July 7th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 53: D.C. Punk Scene With Joe House

July 4th, 2016

40:32

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Joe House discuss the origins and impact of the D.C. punk scene.

Ep. 52: 'Preacher' Re-up

July 1st, 2016

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' …

Ep. 51: 'Game of Thrones' Finale, 'The Night Of,' and Jay Z's New Single

June 27th, 2016

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.

Ep. 50: 'The Detour,' YG, and 'Midnight Special'

June 24th, 2016

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).

Ep. 49: 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale Predictions

June 20th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 48: The 'Suicide Squad' Soundtrack, the Swift-Hiddleston Romance, and a 'Game of Thrones' Q&A

June 17th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 47: Jaime Lannister's Bad Side, 'Hamilton' and the Tonys, and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Next Move

June 14th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 46: 'Game of Thrones' Listener Questions

June 8th, 2016

24:44

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald answer listener questions about 'Game of Thrones.'

Ep. 45: Ian McShane's 'GoT' Cameo, Kanye's Pop-up Show, and 'Rogue One' Reshoots

June 6th, 2016

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.'

Ep. 44: 'Game of Thrones' Episode 7 Preview With Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

June 1st, 2016

32:49

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion preview 'The Broken Man,' this week's episode of 'Game of Thrones.'

Ep. 43: Memorial Day Playlist

May 30th, 2016

36:21

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald put together their playlist of must-listen-to music for your Memorial Day BBQ.

Ep. 42: 'Game of Thrones' Episode 6 Preview With Mallory Rubin

May 25th, 2016

24:47

Chris Ryan is joined by The Ringer's Mallory Rubin to preview this week's episode of 'Game of Thrones.'

Ep. 41: 'GoT,' 'Preacher,' and Marvel + 'The Nice Guys' With Robert Mays

May 24th, 2016

1:00:48

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).

Ep. 40: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Jonathan Tropper

May 20th, 2016

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.

Ep. 39: 'GoT,' Chance the Rapper, and Tom Hiddleston's Niche

May 16th, 2016

1:02:35

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 …

Ep. 38: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Colin Farrell

May 12th, 2016

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.

Ep. 37: 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Good Wife,' and 'Captain America: Civil War' With Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, Sean Fennessey, and Jason Concepcion

May 9th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 36: 'The Watch'

May 2nd, 2016

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), …

Ep. 35: 'The Watch'

April 25th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 34: 'The Watch'

April 20th, 2016

1:00:29

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 …

Ep. 33: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Sam Rockwell

April 12th, 2016

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.

Ep. 32: 'The Watch': Announcing 'After the Thrones'

April 5th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 31: 'The Watch'

March 30th, 2016

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).

Ep. 30: 'The Watch' With RZA and Hua Hsu

March 25th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 29: 'The Watch'

March 22nd, 2016

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).

Ep. 28: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields

March 18th, 2016

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.

Ep. 27: 'The Watch' 'GoT' Edition With Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin

March 15th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 26: 'The Watch'

March 10th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 25: 'The Watch'

March 1st, 2016

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 …

Ep. 24: 'The Watch' Re-up

February 27th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 23: 'The Watch'

February 23rd, 2016

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 …

Ep. 22: 'The Watch' Re-up

February 20th, 2016

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), …

Ep. 21: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

February 18th, 2016

54:00

'Broad City' stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer join Andy Greenwald to discuss the upcoming third season and more.

Ep. 20: 'The Watch'

February 16th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 19: 'The Watch' Re-up

February 13th, 2016

26:01

The guys talk about Kanye West and the Madison Square Garden reveal of 'The Life of Pablo.'

Ep. 18: 'The Watch'

February 11th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 17: 'The Watch' Re-up

February 6th, 2016

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.

Ep. 16: 'The Watch'

February 2nd, 2016

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).

Ep. 15: 'The Watch'

January 26th, 2016

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).

Ep. 14: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Michael Schur

January 23rd, 2016

1:17:15

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.

Ep. 13: 'The Watch'

January 20th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 12: 'The Watch'

January 12th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 11: 'The Watch'

January 9th, 2016

1:00:27

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).

Ep. 10: 'The Watch'

January 5th, 2016

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 …

Ep. 9: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Damon Lindelof

December 23rd, 2015

1:29:02

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 …

Ep. 8: 'The Watch' 2015 Wrap-up

December 22nd, 2015

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' …

Ep. 7: 'The Watch'

December 16th, 2015

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 …

Ep. 6: 'The Watch'

December 9th, 2015

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. …

Ep. 5: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Trevor Noah

December 8th, 2015

1:06:50

'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.

Ep. 4: 'The Watch'

December 4th, 2015

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 …

Ep. 3: 'The Watch'

December 1st, 2015

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).

Ep. 2: 'The Watch'

November 24th, 2015

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 …

Ep. 1: 'The Watch' Premiere With Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

November 18th, 2015

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' …

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