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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.
David Wain on Making the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Franchise (Ep. 177)
Aug 17 • 43 min
Andy Greenwald sits down with ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ franchise director and cocreator David Wain to discuss creating and adapting his comedy film to a TV series for Netflix, what it’s like working with a multitude of famous people with busy schedules,…
Unpacking ‘Game of Thrones’ and Shonda Rhimes Leaves ABC for Netflix, With Guest Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs (Ep. 176)
Aug 14 • 59 min
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 (3:00). They also discuss Shonda Rhimes’s major move from network television to Netflix and what it means…
The Future of Streaming Television and Celebrating ‘Ozark’ and ‘Insecure’ (Ep. 175)
Aug 10 • 41 min
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the Television Critics Association and the future of TV streaming, highlighting some of the difficulties the entertainment industry is facing (0:30). Later, Andy sells Chris on Season 2 of HBO’s…
‘Game of Thrones,’ and Mark Duplass on ‘Room 104’ and Collaboration (Ep. 174)
Aug 7 • 61 min
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 HBO series ‘Room 104,’ his…
‘Narcos’ Season 3 Preview, Plus ‘Glow’ Creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch on Writing for TV As Playwrights (Ep. 173)
Aug 3 • 57 min
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), meeting young Lin-Manuel Miranda in New…
‘Game of Thrones’ and Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee on Making Music and Living in Philly (Ep. 172)
Jul 31 • 61 min
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 singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield…
‘Atomic Blonde,’ Kathryn Bigelow, ‘Ozark,’ ‘True Detective’ Season 3, and Netflix’s Unfair Advantage With Millennials (Ep. 171)
Jul 27 • 60 min
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 IP, and the career arc of filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (17:00). Later, TV critic Alison Herman stops by to…
‘Game of Thrones,’ Comic-Con Trailers, and ‘Dunkirk,’ Plus Matthew Lillard on ‘Twin Peaks’ and Working in Hollywood (Ep. 170)
Jul 24 • 79 min
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 reviewing Dunkirk (26:45). Later,…
Dunkirk,’ Benioff and Weiss’s Next Project, and Revisiting ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Glow’ (Ep. 169)
Jul 20 • 51 min
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 revisiting ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Glow’ (28:00).
‘Game of Thrones’ Returns and Disney Unveils a New ‘Star Wars’ Resort (Ep. 168)
Jul 17 • 58 min
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 Avengers news (32:00), before circling…
Previewing the ‘Thrones’ Premiere (Ep. 167)
Jul 13 • 52 min
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 before the Season 7 premiere on Sunday.
‘Spider-Man Homecoming,’ and Bill Simmons Chimes in on the Great ‘Baby Driver’ Debate and the Legacy of ‘The Sopranos’ (Ep. 166)
Jul 10 • 57 min
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 ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ (36:00).
The Great ‘Baby Driver’ Debate With Jason Mantzoukas, Plus Andy Samberg (Ep. 165)
Jul 6 • 61 min
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 Samberg calls in to talk about his…
BBQ Music and Don Winslow on ‘The Force’ (Ep. 164)
Jul 3 • 41 min
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 Winslow about his new book, ‘The Force’…
Setting Expectations for Jay-Z’s ‘4:44,’ ABC’s ‘Inhumans,’ and the Second Season of ‘Preacher’ (Ep. 163)
Jun 29 • 45 min
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 ‘Preacher’ (27:00).
What’s Next for the Han Solo Movie, T.J. Miller’s Departure From ‘Silicon Valley,’ Plus ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘GLOW’ (Ep. 162)
Jun 26 • 57 min
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 from ‘Silicon Valley,’ and the ‘Transformers’ box office flop, as well as the state of Michael Bay films…
The Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Movie Situation, Fargo’s Finale, and What Good Bad Movies Would Get Made in 2017 (Ep. 161)
Jun 22 • 71 min
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 (1:30), the season finale of ‘Fargo’ (14:00), and the best films of the century (27:20). Then, Andrew…
The 25 Best Movies of the Century So Far and Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ (Ep. 160)
Jun 19 • 55 min
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 providing their own, very different…
The Ringer Recommends Pt. 2 (Ep. 159)
Jun 15 • 36 min
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 enjoying. Justin Charity recommends the Nintendo Switch as a solution for responsible gaming (2:33), Kate Knibbs…
Black Panther, Netflix, FX, and the State of Peak TV (Ep. 158)
Jun 12 • 51 min
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 Down,’ ‘Bloodline,’ and ‘Sense 8’…
‘American Gods,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘The Americans,’ and Other Shows You Should Be Watching (Ep. 157)
Jun 8 • 41 min
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 other shows you should be watching (19:00). Later, they are joined by colleague Rob Harvilla to talk about…
Wonder Woman’ and the Success of Comic Book Movies, ‘The Leftovers’ series finale, and the Current State of Tom Cruise (Ep. 156)
Jun 5 • 50 min
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, and Gal Gadot’s performance (13:00).…
Big IP Fails at the Box Office and Damon Lindelof Talks ‘Twin Peaks’ and the End of ‘The Leftovers’ (Ep. 155)
Jun 1 • 59 min
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 at the box office and what it means…
Book Club — ‘Annihilation’ (Ep. 154)
May 29 • 43 min
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 to talk about the process of creating…
Lizzy Goodman on the Rebirth of Rock ’n’ Roll in New York City From 2001 to 2011 (Ep. 153)
May 25 • 73 min
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 the rebirth of rock ’n’ roll in New York City through bands like the Strokes, the White Stripes, and the…
‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Alien Covenant,’ and the Highs and Lows of IP (Ep. 152)
May 22 • 53 min
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 Ridley Scott and his latest film,…
The Networks Aim to Make TV Great Again, and Previewing ‘Twin Peaks’ (Ep. 151)
May 18 • 44 min
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) before discussing the upcoming third…
‘Master of None,’ ‘Catastrophe,’ and ‘The Leftovers’ Are Brought to You by the Pre-pajama Mafia (Ep. 150)
May 15 • 52 min
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 wondering where the final season of…
David Mandel Talks ‘Veep,’ ‘Curb,’ and ‘Seinfeld’ (Ep. 149)
May 11 • 55 min
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. Then, Mandel shares stories about working on two other comedy mega-hits, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Seinfeld.’
Welcome to Dystopia: ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ and ‘American Gods’ (Ep. 148)
May 8 • 50 min
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 Gods’ (34:40).
Greg Dulli and the Afghan Whigs Are Back (Ep. 147)
May 4 • 54 min
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 of how he first met Chris and Andy more than 15 years ago.
Timothy Simons of ‘Veep’ on Politics, ‘The Leftovers’ and Hangin’ With McConaughey (Ep. 146)
May 1 • 62 min
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 like to hang out with Matthew…
‘Fargo’ and the Prestige-TV Debate & Justin Simien of ‘Dear White People’ (Ep. 145)
Apr 27 • 51 min
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 TV (1:20). Then, Chris sits down with Justin Simien to discuss his new Netflix show, ‘Dear White People’…
Damon Lindelof Discusses ‘The Leftovers’ (144)
Apr 23 • 73 min
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 (9:00), the Wu-Tang trampoline, and the…
‘Fargo’ and ‘Veep’ Return (Ep. 143)
Apr 20 • 55 min
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 writer Adam Nayman to discuss a…
‘The Last Jedi,’ the End of ‘Girls,’ and the Final Season of ‘The Leftovers’ (Ep. 142)
Apr 17 • 57 min
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 they break down the final episode of ‘Girls’ and the series as a whole (29:55), as well as the premiere of…
The Ringer Recommends (Ep. 141)
Apr 13 • 51 min
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 listening to.
Thor: Ragnarok’ Starring “Cake” Blanchett (Ep. 140)
Apr 10 • 46 min
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 It All’ (18:40), and the season finale of ‘Crashing’ (39:15).
Mailbag 2.0 (Ep. 139)
Apr 6 • 41 min
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 (27:00), and Chris’s love of magic…
‘Big Little Lies’ Finale and a Conversation With TV Writer Mike Levin (Ep. 138)
Apr 3 • 60 min
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 & Error’ to discuss his experience…
Jason Mantzoukas Loves ‘Legion,’ David Milch, and ‘True Detective’ (Ep. 137)
Mar 30 • 59 min
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 rumored involvement with a third season…
What Does ‘Justice League’ Have in Common With Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’? (Ep. 136)
Mar 27 • 46 min
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 Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’ 20 years after its release (13:16). Then Andy recommends a new TV show (42:40).
The Return of Dave Chappelle (Ep. 135)
Mar 23 • 36 min
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 their feelings about the final…
Ep. 134: Drake’s ‘More Life’, Amazon Pilot Season, and Other Upcoming TV and Film Projects
Mar 20 • 47 min
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 Drake’s new project, ‘More Life,’…
Ep. 133: Interview With Noah Hawley of ‘Legion’ and ‘Fargo’
Mar 16 • 49 min
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) and his upcoming projects (43:45).
Ep. 132: Book Club — ‘Zoo Station’
Mar 14 • 38 min
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
Mar 13 • 57 min
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 landscape of media and entertainment…
Ep. 130: Interview With Gareth David of Los Campesinos!
Mar 9 • 53 min
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 what it’s like working in the music industry while holding down a day job (16:45).
Ep. 129: ‘Logan,’ ‘The Good Fight,’ ‘Billions,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’
Mar 6 • 43 min
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 writer Alison Herman stops by to discuss ‘The Good Fight’, ‘Billions’ (24:30) and ‘Big Little Lies’ (34:00).
Ep. 128: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Logan,’ and Other Movies With K. Austin Collins
Mar 2 • 46 min
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’ (1:50). Later, they discuss ‘Logan’ (19:00), The Lost City of Z’ (30:05), ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (37:00), ‘Alien:…
Ep. 127: Full Interview With Lena Dunham of ‘Girls’
Mar 1 • 55 min
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 latest episode, “American Bitch”…
Ep. 126: Lena Dunham on ‘Girls’ Episode “American Bitch”
Feb 27 • 17 min
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
Feb 27 • 36 min
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
Feb 23 • 48 min
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 (16:45). They wrap up by answering…
Ep. 123: ‘The Young Pope,’ the TV Championship Belt, ‘Big Little Lies,’ and ‘Crashing’
Feb 20 • 44 min
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 Little Lies’ (20:40) and ‘Crashing’…
Ep. 122: Interview With ‘One Day at a Time’ Showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce
Feb 16 • 51 min
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 about making the show and rethinking…
Ep. 121: The Grammy Awards, ‘Legion,’ and ‘Girls’
Feb 13 • 42 min
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 victory (10:33). Then they discuss ‘Legion’ and Andy’s experience working on the show (16:55) as well as the…
Ep. 120: Looking at Pop Culture Through the Political Prism WIth Chuck Klosterman
Feb 9 • 64 min
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 Klosterman to talk about the state of pop culture and how assigning political meaning to it feels inescapable…
Ep. 119: The Super Bowl Commercials, Lady Gaga’s Halftime Performance, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2, and ‘24 Legacy’
Feb 6 • 48 min
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 Lady Gaga’s halftime show (7:29). They also discuss the TV and movie trailers that premiered during the Super…
Ep. 118: ‘The Crown,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ and Letters From Taboo Island
Feb 2 • 50 min
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 stops by to catch the guys up on…
Ep. 117: SAG Awards, ‘Split,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘3 Mics’
Jan 30 • 55 min
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 a quick rundown of M. Night…
Ep. 116: The Mailbag Episode
Jan 26 • 59 min
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’
Jan 23 • 40 min
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 Young Pope’ is so much fun (22:06),…
Ep. 114: ‘The OA,’ Who Won the Week, the New ‘Logan’ Trailer, and ‘Taboo’
Jan 19 • 45 min
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’ island (16:45), and give ‘The OA’ a…
Ep. 113: The Television Critics Association Press Tour, Awarding the Television Championship Belt, ‘Sneaky Pete,’ and The XX’s New Album
Jan 16 • 50 min
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sort through the big news from the Television Critics Association press tour (0:30) about ‘Atlanta’ (2:05), ‘American Crime Story’ (6:15), and ‘Better Call Saul’ (10:38). Then they award the Television…
Ep. 112: ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Taboo,’ and ‘One Day at a Time’
Jan 12 • 36 min
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
Jan 9 • 43 min
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 (9:45), weirdest (22:13), and favorite moments from the Golden Globes.
Ep. 110: ‘Coachella,’ ‘The Golden Globes,’ and ‘Homeland’
Jan 5 • 47 min
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 also preview the categories and nominees for this weekend’s Golden Globes (12:10) and discuss the return of…
Ep. 109: ‘The OA’, ‘La La Land’, and ‘20th Century Women’
Jan 2 • 48 min
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) and ‘20th Century Women’ (38:40).
Ep. 108: The Wall of 2016
Dec 22, 2016 • 40 min
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 Wall like Riz Ahmed (12:00) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (16:12), debate Donald Glover’s success streak…
Ep. 107: Rogue One Recap
Dec 19, 2016 • 49 min
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 about blockbuster movies (41:30).
Ep. 106: The Year in TV With ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail
Dec 15, 2016 • 66 min
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 of Thrones’ (21:00) and ‘Black…
Ep. 105: The Year in Music
Dec 12, 2016 • 41 min
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 talk to staff writer Lindsay Zoladz about albums as a delivery system (20:07), surprise albums (24:23),…
Ep. 104: ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Black Mirror’ Re-up
Dec 8, 2016 • 45 min
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 (39:50).
Ep 103: ‘Westworld’ Finale
Dec 5, 2016 • 46 min
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, and Westworld’s most and least…
Ep 102: ‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ Turns 10, and The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Re-up
Dec 1, 2016 • 42 min
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 with a Hollywood A-lister (18:30). They also discuss Clipse’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ album 10 years later…
Ep. 101: ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘Search Party,’ and What’s Next for ‘Westworld’?
Nov 28, 2016 • 42 min
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 Clavier’ (23:00).
Ep. 100: ‘Westworld’ Theories and Casey Affleck’s New Film, ‘Manchester by the Sea’
Nov 21, 2016 • 38 min
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 Affleck film, ‘Manchester by the Sea’…
Ep. 99: The Current State of Movies
Nov 17, 2016 • 52 min
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’ (18:33), ‘Hell or High Water’ (39:45), and which movies you should be excited to check out (44:00).
Ep. 98: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Stephen Falk
Nov 16, 2016 • 57 min
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’
Nov 14, 2016 • 54 min
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 episode of ‘Westworld’ (32:54).
Ep. 96: Post-Election Re-up
Nov 10, 2016 • 48 min
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 and problems with using television as a palliative. Then they discuss a random assortment of TV shows,…
Ep. 95: ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Westworld,’ and the ‘Black Mirror’ Episode “San Junipero”
Nov 7, 2016 • 48 min
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 adventure (40:00).
Ep. 94: All Things FX Re-up With Nick Grad
Nov 3, 2016 • 59 min
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 crowded TV landscape (35:30).
Ep. 93: ‘Westworld’ Theories and the ‘Black Mirror’ Episode “Playtest” With Jason Concepcion
Oct 31, 2016 • 44 min
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 place (18:00), and the connection to video games (23:00). Then, Chris and Jason give their thoughts on the…
Ep. 92: ‘The League,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘Westworld’ Re-Up With Jason Mantzoukas
Oct 27, 2016 • 55 min
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. 91: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World
Oct 26, 2016 • 49 min
Ep. 90: ‘The Walking Dead’ Premiere, ‘Westworld,’ and ‘Black Mirror’ With Jason Concepcion
Oct 24, 2016 • 59 min
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), and the impressive execution of ‘Black…
Ep. 89: ‘Black Mirror,’ and Jimmy Eat World Re-up
Oct 20, 2016 • 50 min
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 anxiety-producing ‘Black Mirror’ (22:00), and Jimmy Eat World (42:00).
Ep. 88: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Gale Anne Hurd
Oct 19, 2016 • 57 min
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
Oct 17, 2016 • 53 min
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). Then, Ringer staff writer Jason Concepcion joins to discuss the internet theorizing around HBO’s new drama.…
Ep. 86: ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Rogue One’ Trailer, and The Strokes Re-up With Travon Free
Oct 13, 2016 • 49 min
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 (24:05) and finally determine the best…
Ep. 85: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers
Oct 12, 2016 • 51 min
‘Halt and Catch Fire’ showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers join Andy Greenwald to discuss the show’s brilliant third season and its bold play for the future. Note: This interview was conducted before ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ was renewed…
Ep. 84: HBO’s Fall Sunday Night Slate
Oct 10, 2016 • 40 min
“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 initial investor in The Ringer.
Ep. 83: ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Luke Cage’ Re-up
Oct 6, 2016 • 41 min
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
Oct 3, 2016 • 65 min
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 discuss his new album, ‘Away,’ the…
Ep. 81: ‘Queen Sugar,’ ‘Westworld,’ and Auteurism in ‘Atlanta’ Re-up
Sep 29, 2016 • 53 min
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
Sep 28, 2016 • 51 min
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’
Sep 26, 2016 • 55 min
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’ (36:00), NBC’s ‘The Good Place’ (45:00),…
Ep. 78: ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail
Sep 22, 2016 • 69 min
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 (28:00), the elasticity of shows…
Ep. 77: ‘Designated Survivor’ and Political TV Coverage With Jon Favreau
Sep 19, 2016 • 51 min
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 into the current political landscape on television and Trump’s appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ with…
Ep. 76: Emmys After-Party With Sam Esmail, Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields
Sep 19, 2016 • 44 min
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 Weisberg & Joel Fields, and ‘Mr.…
Ep. 75: Emmys Preview
Sep 16, 2016 • 34 min
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 YouTube channel here.
Ep. 74: ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and Netflix’s ‘Easy’ Re-up
Sep 15, 2016 • 38 min
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), and Netflix’s newest show, ‘Easy’ (30:00).
Ep. 73: ‘Quarry’ and Fall TV Preview
Sep 12, 2016 • 45 min
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’
Sep 8, 2016 • 45 min
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’
Sep 6, 2016 • 17 min
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
Sep 1, 2016 • 28 min
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
Aug 29, 2016 • 47 min
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, and Chance the Rapper (26:30).
Ep. 68: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and ‘Animal Kingdom’ Re-up
Aug 26, 2016 • 43 min
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 rebranding of Turner networks (29:00).
Ep. 67: ‘The Night Of,’ ‘Mr. Robot’ and Frank Ocean’s Return
Aug 22, 2016 • 50 min
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
Aug 15, 2016 • 48 min
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 tackle the ups and downs of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’ (17:00). Finally, they wrap with a look at the…
Ep. 65: ‘Stranger Things’ Re-up
Aug 11, 2016 • 35 min
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’
Aug 8, 2016 • 52 min
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 ‘Mr. Robot’ (31:00), and Frank Ocean’s missing album (40:00).
Ep. 63: The Watch Re-up: The Year in Movies
Aug 3, 2016 • 45 min
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). Later, the two discuss how streaming…
Ep. 62: ‘Suicide Squad’ Prep, ‘The Night Of,’ and ‘Jason Bourne’
Aug 1, 2016 • 52 min
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Canadian cuisine before jumping into the anticipation surrounding ‘Suicide Squad.’ Then, they give their thoughts on what ‘The Night Of’ would be with the late James Gandolfini in the starring role…
Ep. 61: ‘Mr. Robot’ and the Bourne Series Re-up
Jul 28, 2016 • 49 min
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 Bourne films (31:00) and discuss why the adult action movie can still be a successful enterprise.
Ep. 60: Comic-Con Trailers, ‘The Night Of,’ and ‘Stranger Things’
Jul 25, 2016 • 53 min
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 ‘Stranger Things’ (39:00).
Ep. 59: ‘Mr. Robot,’ Desiigner’s New Single, and Lil Yachty Re-up
Jul 22, 2016 • 34 min
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 new record, ‘Summer Songs 2.’…
Ep. 58: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Night Of,’ and Facebook Live Q&A
Jul 19, 2016 • 57 min
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
Jul 14, 2016 • 38 min
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 importance of comfort television.
Ep. 56: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Chef Eric Ripert
Jul 12, 2016 • 51 min
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 sauced with Anthony Bourdain.
Ep. 55: ‘Mr. Robot,’ Schoolboy Q, Desiigner, and ‘The Night Of’ With Sean Fennessey, Jon Caramanica, and Alison Herman
Jul 11, 2016 • 56 min
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 album, ‘Blank Face.’ Jon Caramanica of The New York Times comes on to make sense of Desiigner’s XXL…
Ep. 54: Blink 182 Re-up
Jul 7, 2016 • 37 min
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 songs.
Ep. 53: D.C. Punk Scene With Joe House
Jul 4, 2016 • 40 min
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Joe House discuss the origins and impact of the D.C. punk scene.
Ep. 52: ‘Preacher’ Re-up
Jun 30, 2016 • 39 min
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’ (12:20). Later, they intro their new book club (34:55) and offer their opinions on Don DeLillo (37:58).
Ep. 51: ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale, ‘The Night Of,’ and Jay Z’s New Single
Jun 27, 2016 • 52 min
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’
Jun 23, 2016 • 38 min
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
Jun 20, 2016 • 40 min
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 books and the show.
Ep. 48: The ‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack, the Swift-Hiddleston Romance, and a ‘Game of Thrones’ Q&A
Jun 17, 2016 • 32 min
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 answering ‘Game of Thrones’ fan…
Ep. 47: Jaime Lannister’s Bad Side, ‘Hamilton’ and the Tonys, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Next Move
Jun 13, 2016 • 41 min
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 (34:00).
Ep. 46: ‘Game of Thrones’ Listener Questions
Jun 8, 2016 • 24 min
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
Jun 6, 2016 • 46 min
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
Jun 1, 2016 • 32 min
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 30, 2016 • 36 min
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 25, 2016 • 24 min
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 23, 2016 • 60 min
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 20, 2016 • 51 min
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 16, 2016 • 62 min
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 becoming the new Bond (44:00), and ‘Steve Jobs’ (2015).
Ep. 38: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Colin Farrell
May 12, 2016 • 40 min
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 9, 2016 • 49 min
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 talks about his favorite Netflix horror film. Then, Juliet Litman breaks down the series finale of ‘The Good…
Ep. 36: ‘The Watch’
May 2, 2016 • 54 min
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), Drake’s ‘Views,’ and the impact of event listening on record releases (41:00).
Ep. 35: ‘The Watch’
Apr 25, 2016 • 48 min
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 and everlasting impact (18:00), and the return of ‘Jason Bourne’ (32:00).
Ep. 34: ‘The Watch’
Apr 20, 2016 • 60 min
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 Some!!’
Ep. 33: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Sam Rockwell
Apr 11, 2016 • 48 min
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’
Apr 4, 2016 • 42 min
Chris and Andy announce their weekly ‘Game of Thrones’ recap show, ‘After the Thrones,’ streaming every Monday on HBO Now. Then they discuss ‘The Path’ (8:00), ‘Better Call Saul’ (26:00), and the state of the modern TV drama.
Ep. 31: ‘The Watch’
Mar 29, 2016 • 47 min
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
Mar 24, 2016 • 54 min
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 (13:20), and bring in The New Yorker’s Hua Hsu to discuss Tricky, DJ Shadow, and Beck (35:20). Then they…
Ep. 29: ‘The Watch’
Mar 21, 2016 • 51 min
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
Mar 17, 2016 • 56 min
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
Mar 14, 2016 • 42 min
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 the major story lines going into the…
Ep. 26: ‘The Watch’
Mar 9, 2016 • 41 min
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 (34:30).
Ep. 25: ‘The Watch’
Feb 29, 2016 • 47 min
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 ‘Vinyl’ (27:00).
Ep. 24: ‘The Watch’ Re-up
Feb 26, 2016 • 39 min
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 1975’s new album (28:00), and Oscar hopes (36:00).
Ep. 23: ‘The Watch’
Feb 22, 2016 • 53 min
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 weird drop-off on ‘London Spy’…
Ep. 22: ‘The Watch’ Re-up
Feb 19, 2016 • 39 min
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), reaction to the Grammys (19:30), giving ‘Vinyl’ another shot (29:50), and more music!
Ep. 21: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
Feb 17, 2016 • 54 min
‘Broad City’ stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer join Andy Greenwald to discuss the upcoming third season and more.
Ep. 20: ‘The Watch’
Feb 15, 2016 • 50 min
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 Kanye’s ‘The Life of Pablo.’
Ep. 19: ‘The Watch’ Re-up
Feb 12, 2016 • 26 min
The guys talk about Kanye West and the Madison Square Garden reveal of ‘The Life of Pablo.’
Ep. 18: ‘The Watch’
Feb 10, 2016 • 36 min
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 Crime Story.’
Ep. 17: ‘The Watch’ Re-up
Feb 5, 2016 • 21 min
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’
Feb 1, 2016 • 46 min
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’
Jan 25, 2016 • 47 min
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
Jan 22, 2016 • 77 min
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’
Jan 19, 2016 • 51 min
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 Vikander, Tom Hardy, and Leo DiCaprio…
Ep. 12: ‘The Watch’
Jan 11, 2016 • 52 min
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 down the career of Denzel Washington (36:00).
Ep. 11: ‘The Watch’
Jan 8, 2016 • 60 min
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’
Jan 4, 2016 • 54 min
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 characters (5:00 mark), and new (11:00), Kylo Ren’s fragility (13:00), J.J. Abrams’ sensibilities (22:00), what…
Ep. 9: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Damon Lindelof
Dec 22, 2015 • 89 min
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 attack.
Ep. 8: ‘The Watch’ 2015 Wrap-up
Dec 21, 2015 • 44 min
Chris and Andy look back at the 2015 pop culture landscape, covering their favorite TV shows, movies, music, and books. Topics include: ‘Mr. Robot’ (7:00), ‘Jessica Jones’ (11:00), ‘Fargo’ (15:00), Beats 1 Radio (20:00), ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ (27:00),…
Ep. 7: ‘The Watch’
Dec 15, 2015 • 53 min
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 (26:00) and J.J. Abrams’ influences…
Ep. 6: ‘The Watch’
Dec 8, 2015 • 57 min
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. ‘The Gambler’ on a flight (41:00).
Ep. 5: ‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’ With Trevor Noah
Dec 7, 2015 • 66 min
‘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’
Dec 3, 2015 • 39 min
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 need hits (31:00).
Ep. 3: ‘The Watch’
Nov 30, 2015 • 53 min
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’
Nov 23, 2015 • 42 min
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 ‘The Leftovers’ (34:30).
Ep. 1: ‘The Watch’ Premiere With Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Nov 17, 2015 • 50 min
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’ (40:01), and Monday’s amazing ‘Fargo’…