Out West: Westworld Fan Theories, Dissected

Out West: Westworld Fan Theories, Dissected

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HBO’s Westworld is full of vagaries and questions. Out West is a podcast from The Outline that tries to guess at what the answers are. Each week, we find one fan with a solid theory, and we kick the tires to see how that theory holds up.
S02E05: Robot Sex Butt
May 22 • 79 min
Is the flood a masking attempt by Ford? Is there another secret lab? Which host is truly woke? It’s fucking Lost all the way down…Send us your theories on the Anchor app or as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com.We’re hosted by Joshua Topolsky…
S02E04: It’s Lupus!
May 15 • 70 min
Is the Man in Black going to kill all his host backups? Is Ford living as Bernard? What would we tell our younger selves? Some shit really went down.Send us your theories on the Anchor app or as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com.We’re hosted by…
S02E03: VGA Cable World
May 7 • 49 min
Is the Man in Black Jesus? Where the hell is Peter Abernathy? Does Jeremy owe Casey a dollar? Let’s get into some analysis.Featuring theories by:AveryKeith, and that powerpoint presentationu/AlexMLeou/juicehead3311u/RedSnowCastleSend us your theories on…
S02E02: Pee-Tape World
Apr 30 • 97 min
Is there a super-being? Are Arnold and Ford playing the long game? John Siracusa thinks we pissed this episode away.Featuring theories by:John Siracusa (coiner of the phrase “Pee-Tape World)KendallHelenu/funkandwildu/sam_rock_wellu/jasongill Send us your…
S02E01: DNA Soup
Apr 24 • 50 min
What’s the story behind the white dress? Will Jeremy or Casey win the bet? Welcome to the desert of the real.Send us your theories on the Anchor app or as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com.We’re hosted by Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky), Casey…
S02E00: Everyone is a host
Apr 20 • 28 min
Is Westworld on the moon? Is everyone a host? How does Jeremy do incredible impressions? Out West is back.Send us your theories on the Anchor app or as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com.We’re hosted by Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky), Casey…
Season 2 is coming soon
Apr 6 • 0 min
More of your predictions, and more of our speculations.Send us a voice memo with your theories or predictions to outwest@theoutline.com.
The Red Center
Apr 26, 2017 • 4 min
Alas, Out West is not back. But we wanted to let you know about a new TV podcast from The Outline!It’s called The Red Center, and it’s about The Handmaid’s Tale. Out West friends Laura June and Rose Eveleth host, and each Wednesday, they’ll look at…
8: Violent Ends
Dec 6, 2016 • 60 min
The end of the season is here, and we are back once more to analyze the past, contemplate the present, and look to the future of Westworld. We hear some keen observations from some fans, form a few theories of our own, consider the location of the parks,…
7: The Ribbon Cutting Theory
Nov 29, 2016 • 54 min
We’re nearing the end, and this week we’re going through our final theories before the season finale. Is Maeve controlled by Ford? How did Abernathy get the photo that started it all? Who is dead and who will die? This week we examine the evidence and…
6: The Complete Timeline
Nov 22, 2016 • 76 min
We’re doing something a little different today. We’ve compiled a complete, unified, chronological history of Westworld, and we’re ready to lay it out. We combine theories from previous episodes, and go from the creation of the park to the latest in…
5: The Real Brain Theory
Nov 15, 2016 • 49 min
This week we’re joined by very special guest Rose Eveleth (host of the Flash Forward podcast) to discuss lobotomies, doors, deceptive filmmaking, and our growing suspicion that everyone is a host. Have your own Westworld theory? Email it as a voice memo…
4: Ford is a Host
Nov 8, 2016 • 52 min
This week we look at episode 6 of Westworld, “The Adversary,” for clues about Arnold, sentience, and which character will be the first to die. We also hear a special fan theory from our friend Chris Plante, editor at The Verge. Have your own theory about…
3: The Maze
Nov 1, 2016 • 53 min
The waters get a little muddier this week, as we contemplate a broken timeline, Dolores’s potential humanity, and the possibility of multiple worlds. We also hear from listeners Betty and Phillip, who offer their theories on Arnold and the meaning of the…
2: The No Arnold Theory
Oct 25, 2016 • 53 min
OK, we cracked the case. We know who the Man in Black is, and Adrianne wants full credit when this is all over. That’s not all, though! We get some more evidence for Josh’s Theory of Evolution as well as the Dual Timelines Theory. Plus: A fan theory from…
1: The Multiple Theresas Theory
Oct 21, 2016 • 53 min
In this, our first episode, we work through a few theories of our own. Then, we explore an intriguing theory from a fan, about Theresa. Do you have your own grand theory of Westworld? Send it to us as an audio file to outwest@theoutline.com.
Out West: Coming Soon
Oct 20, 2016 • 1 min
HBO’s Westworld is full of vagaries and questions. Out West is a podcast from The Outline that tries to guess at what the answers are. Each week, we find one fan with a solid theory, and we kick the tires to see how that theory holds up. Email an audio…