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Join The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion on their signature deep dives into the topics obsessing them at the moment, from shows and movies to books and sports.

Join The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion on their signature deep dives into the topics obsessing them at the moment, from shows and movies to books and sports.
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Join The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion on their signature deep dives into the topics obsessing them at the moment, from shows and movies to books and sports.

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Episodes

HP Extra: Quidditch Special | Harry Potter

6/18/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer listener-submitted questions about everyone's favorite magical sport in a special Quidditch-themed edition of Ask The Underscore (4:06). Then, they are joined by U.S. Quidditch co-founder Alicia Radford to discuss the real-life rendition of the sport (35:57).

Duration:01:06:01

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ Movie | Harry Potter

6/15/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how expectations shape the film adaptation of ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ (5:30), explain how the actors were discovered (1:03:44), highlight seven insights and observations from the film (1:08:21), and award the House Cup to the studio that brought Harry to the big screen (1:12:59). You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.

Duration:01:16:24

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 15-17 | Harry Potter

6/14/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss courage in the last three chapters of 'Sorcerer's Stone' (11:20), explore the mythical item at the center of this novel (1:02:13), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:07:28), and award the House Cup to a bold member of Gryffindor (1:11:59). You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.

Duration:01:16:12

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 11-14 | Harry Potter

6/13/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how longing shapes chapters 11-14 of 'Sorcerer's Stone' (13:27), explore dragons in the wizarding world (53:07), list seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:01:01), and award the House Cup to the titular character (1:09:53). You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.

Duration:01:13:44

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 6-10 | Harry Potter

6/12/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss chapters 6-10 of 'Sorcerer's Stone' through the lens of friends and foes (13:01), examine the Sorting Hat's function in the magical world (56:15), list seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:03:45), and award the House Cup to a red-headed pal (1:10:48). You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.

Duration:01:15:39

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

6/11/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the first five chapters of 'Sorcerer's Stone' and the theme of discovery (11:31), delve into the Gringotts Wizarding bank (1:03:01), list seven of their favorite insights and observations from the chapters (1:10:33), and award the House Cup to the friendly half-giant, Rubeus Hagrid (1:14:40). You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.

Duration:01:22:03

‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ Trailer

6/8/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion return to take their signature deep dives into 'Harry Potter,' covering all the books and movies as well as the extended 'Potter' universe.

Duration:00:01:42

Live From ‘Con of Thrones’ 2018: Seven Takeaways From Binging | Game of Thrones

6/7/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss seven things they reassessed while binge-watching all 67 episodes of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’

Duration:00:47:55

Beginnings in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ | Weekly

5/31/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of beginnings in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ (11:33), explain how the Han Solo character originally came about (41:02), rank seven questions they want to see answered in a potential sequel (43:57), and award the champion’s purse to a fierce droid (52:55).

Duration:00:58:44

Satire in ‘Deadpool 2’ | Weekly

5/24/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the use of satire in ‘Deadpool 2’ (14:42), explain the origins of the titular character (42:22), list seven notable celebrity cameos in the film (49:02), and award the champion’s purse to Domino (52:39).

Duration:00:58:47

Sacrifice in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ | Weekly

5/3/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of sacrifice in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (14:52), theorize on how the heroes could make a comeback against Thanos (14:52), list seven of their favorite moments from the blockbuster (53:02), and award the champion’s purse to the villain of the movie (1:07:33). Purchase new 'Binge Mode: Harry Potter' merch at bit.ly/ringershop.

Duration:01:11:17

Free Will in ‘Westworld’ Season 1 Episodes 6-10 | Weekly

4/19/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of free will in the latter half of ‘Westworld’ Season 1 (22:33), explain the title of the penultimate episode (56:57), celebrate the leader of the hosts’ rebellion (1:02:18), and list seven of the things they're most looking forward to in Season 2 (1:04:08).

Duration:01:12:13

The Nature of Consciousness in 'Westworld' Season 1, Episodes 1-5 | Weekly

4/13/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion examine how Season 1 of ‘Westworld’ explores the concept of consciousness (16:49), explain the theory of bicameralism (51:56), list seven of their favorite hints the showrunners included for audience speculation (55:19), and crown the cocreator of the fictional world (65:30).

Duration:01:10:11

Virtual and Actual Reality in ’Ready Player One’ | Weekly

4/5/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion debate the pros and cons of virtual reality in ‘Ready Player One’ (9:00), draw parallels to real-life video games (50:35), list seven of their favorite pop culture references in the movie (55:45), and highlight the nostalgia weaved through the story (61:15). For more on ‘Ready Player One,’ check out The Ringer’s coverage here. And pre-order new Ringer merch at http://bit.ly/ringershop.

Duration:01:09:29

Ask the Underscore, Vol. 3 | Weekly

3/29/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: 'Ready Player One,' March Madness, MLB Opening Day, a hypothetical 'Game of Thrones'–'Billions' crossover, and, of course, 'Harry Potter.' For context on Jason’s “lifelong Yankees fandom,” please check out ‘The NBA Fan’s Guide to the World Series’ on Channel 33 from last October (1:02:01—1:07:05) on Apple Podcasts, ART19, or wherever you get your podcasts. Also, you can...

Duration:00:52:52

Hubris in ‘Billions’ Season 2 | Weekly

3/24/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how hubris drives the main characters’ actions in Season 2 of the Showtime original series ‘Billions’ (17:50), explain the history behind an iconic New York City restaurant (1:09:57), list seven notable film references in the sophomore season (1:12:55), and crown Axe Cap's star prodigy (1:17:41).

Duration:01:22:49

Power in ‘Billions’ Season 1 | Weekly

3/22/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how power dynamics define the central characters in Season 1 of the Showtime original series ‘Billions’ (13:22), discuss Bobby Axelrod’s real-life counterpart (1:06:52), rank seven of their favorite lines from Mike “Wags” Wagner (1:10:02), and celebrate the woman caught between the two central adversaries (1:15:33). For the full backstory on Bobby Axelrod’s inspiration, Steve Cohen, read Katie Baker’s piece on The Ringer.

Duration:01:18:54

Ghosts of the Past in ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 | Weekly

3/15/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how the past haunts characters in the sophomore season of ‘Jessica Jones’ (16:08), discuss a fictional New York City prison in the Marvel Universe (50:52), highlight seven of the strangest Trish Walker moments from the season (56:17), and award the champion’s purse to the women who created the show (1:05:06).

Duration:01:08:12

Control in ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 1 | Weekly

3/8/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of control in Season 1 of ‘Jessica Jones’ (11:42), discuss the history of the hero and her creator (1:00:23), list seven of their favorite Marvel Easter eggs from the 13 episodes (1:06:14), and crown the titular hero (1:12:17).

Duration:01:15:13

Self-Destruction in ‘Annihilation’ | Weekly

3/2/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of self-destruction in the enigmatic sci-fi film ‘Annihilation’ (13:18), discuss the notable differences between the film adaptation and the original novella (31:46), analyze the film’s recurring musical motif (52:49), list seven stories similar to the movie (1:00:32), and crown an increasingly popular genre (01:10:18). For more ‘Annihilation’ coverage, check out: The Ringer staff’s exit survey on the filmWriter-director...

Duration:01:15:59