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Dial M For Maple is a Riverdale recap podcast with a sly twist. After every episode of Riverdale, we’ll recap what we just saw—as well as what we wish we saw.

Dial M For Maple is a Riverdale recap podcast with a sly twist. After every episode of Riverdale, we’ll recap what we just saw—as well as what we wish we saw.
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Dial M For Maple is a Riverdale recap podcast with a sly twist. After every episode of Riverdale, we’ll recap what we just saw—as well as what we wish we saw.




Quaran-TEENS: Recapping "Outbreak" (Chapter 43)

Riverdale's mid-season finale feels so epic it's "practically biblical," as Hiram would put it. But beyond that, it's a ton of fun, thanks largely to a visit to The Jones Yard and a much-needed injection of Cheryl Bombshell. In this week's Dial M For Maple, Marah has suspicions about Gladys Jones, and Cameron ties it all back to the plot of Batman Begins. Plus, we wonder how these characters would fare in the event of an Archie Comics-inspired zombie outbreak. Learn more about your ad...


Ethel-Heads Will Roll: Recapping “The Man In Black” (Chapter 42)

Riverdale's "core four" may be scattered to the wind, but that doesn't stop Hiram Lodge from making all of their lives more complicated. The titular "Man In Black" is the connective tissue of a particularly loopy Riverdale, which sees Archie fantasizing about farm life, Veronica downing virgin martinis, and Betty fighting for her sanity. Hosts Marah and Cameron ponder the science of "bullio lapis" and try to piece together Hiram's master plan, as Dial M For Maple looks ahead to the show's...


Parents Just Don't Understand: Recapping “Manhunter” (Chapter 41)

Parents! What's the matter with parents today? When they're not busy handcuffing their kids to a fridge, or shipping them off to the Sisters Of Quiet Mercy, the moms and dads of Riverdale seem to be up to some pretty shady stuff lately. In this week's Dial M For Maple, hosts Marah and Cameron recap "Manhunter," which throws out a few hints that the original "Midnight Club" knows more than they're letting on. Could one of them be The Gargoyle King? We work out some new theories, plus we pay...


Riverdale's Secret Weapon: An Interview With Composer Sherri Chung

Ever since Archie first picked up his guitar, Riverdale's musical performances have been a hot topic of discussion on Dial M For Maple, but it's time to settle the "score": Composers Sherri Chung and Blake Neely are the show's symphonic secret weapons. Last week, hosts Marah and Cameron were lucky enough to sit down with half of that dynamic duo, Sherri Chung, a prolific film and television composer who's work can also be heard on Blindspot, Family Guy, Legends Of Tomorrow, and more. In this...


Save The Red Paladin, Save The World: Recapping “The Great Escape” (Chapter 40)

A heist is afoot! In an homage to crime capers, this week's Riverdale assembles the team to bust Archie out of prison, and it feels like the show firing on all cylinders. There are wigs, and abs, and motorcycle chases, and over-the-top Jughead narration—what more could you want? After Dial M For Maple debriefs the mission, Cameron and Marah say goodbye to the warden and praise Hermione's for calling out her family's "Archie obsession." In The Blue And Gold, we discuss Tom Hanks' Mazes And...


Dream Warriors: Recapping “The Midnight Club” (Chapter 39)

Dial M For Maple has been dreaming of a Riverdale flashback episode since the early days of the podcast, and the show has finally delivered with "The Midnight Club." But does this throwback get swallowed by the hype, or can it be saved by the bell? Hosts Marah and Cameron discuss their favorite before-they-were-parents performances, and try to figure out which year the show thinks all of this is actually taking place. Plus, Cameron attempts to connect the dots between Fizzy Rocks, Jingle...


Dial M For Magic: Recapping Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, Season One

With things getting dark and cultish in Riverdale, Dial M For Maple decided to take a quick trip across the Sweetwater River to Greendale where things are downright witchy! In this special episode, Cameron and guest host Danette Chavez (The A.V. Club's Deputy TV Editor) take a look at the thrilling first season of Netflix's Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina and ask: Is Sabrina really in control? Who needs a talking Salem when you've got Ambrose? Can anything top Michelle Gomez's hair? Plus, a...


Drinking The Fresh-Aid: Recapping “As Above, So Below” (Chapter 38)

What lies beneath? As evidenced by this week's Riverdale, the town has its fair share of below-the-surface tension, so Dial M For Maple goes down the hatch for a little G&G with Princess Etheline. Plus, hosts Marah and Cameron throw some (non-alcoholic drinks) down the hatch at Veronica's new speakeasy, Le Bonne Nuit. When it comes to season three, "Anything Goes," but how long can it keep up the momentum? And, in The Speculation Booth, a fan proposes an intriguing theory about the identity...


You'll Fly Too!: Recapping “Fortune And Men's Eyes” (Chapter 37)

Two episodes in, Riverdale's third season is already off the deep end, and the show is all the better for it. In this week's Dial M For Maple, hosts Marah and Cameron discuss satanic board games, speculate the dark shared past of the parents, and extol the triumphs and defeats, the epic highs and lows of high school football! Plus, a spicy edition of The Blue And Gold praises Riverdale's iconic on-set hairdresser, and unpacks the wild murder conspiracy claims against actor Ross Butler,...


Law & Order - Riverdale: Recapping “Labor Day” (Chapter 36)

After a loaded sophomore season that unmasked the Black Hood next door and sent the town to the brink of civil war on multiple occasions, how does Riverdale kick off season three? With some sweaty courtroom drama, of course! But while Archie's on trial for murder, Dial M For Maple would like to take him to court for yet another terrible decision. In this episode, hosts Marah and Cameron are on hand to debate the merits of the premiere, ponder the origins of the Gargoyle King, and sing the...


Iconic And Beyond Reproach: Previewing Riverdale’s Third Season

Tie up that ponytail high because Riverdale's third season is just around the corner, and Dial M For Maple is celebrating with a return to form. Hosts Marah Eakin and Cameron Scheetz are back and eager to catch up on all of the Riverdale news they missed over the summer. We recap all the reveals and cliffhangers from season two, preview what's to come in the cult-y third season, and share our hopes for The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina. Plus, we roll out the red carpet for a new segment,...


Along Came Polly: An Interview With Riverdale's Tiera Skovbye!

It's been a long, hot, Riverdale-less summer, but Dial M For Maple returns with an extra-special treat to keep you Bulldogs happy during these Dog Days: An interview with Tiera Skovbye, a.k.a. the mysterious Polly Cooper! Host Cameron Scheetz and Tiera discuss the future of the Cooper clan, the other Riverdale roles she auditioned for, her new movie Summer Of '84, NANA ROSE, and life in "the cult" (oops, did we say "cult"? We definitely meant "farm"... it's just a farm, right?). It's an...


Long Live The Serpent King: Recapping 'Brave New World' (Chapter 35)

With "Brave New World," Riverdale's second season puts on its red leather jacket and rides off into the sunset. And, for once, all looks hunk-dory—until it doesn't! Though our favorite "meddling friends" wrap things up on peaceful terms, trouble is a'brewing in the form of Riverdale's own League Of Doom, which has Dial M For Maple salivating for an even campier season three. This week, Cameron is thrilled to welcome special guest host LaToya Ferguson, The A.V. Club's preeminent Riverdale...


Chaos Reigns: Recapping 'Judgment Night' (Chapter 34)

Murder! Mayhem! Small Fry! All hell breaks loose on this week's Riverdale, season two's thrilling penultimate episode. Yes, it's "Judgment Night," folks, and everyone's got tough decisions to make: Will Jughead play martyr? Can Betty bear to sit through her dad's weird home movies? What color cape should Cheryl wear when hunting a serial killer? On this week's Dial M For Maple, Cameron and guest host Meg Brett parse through it all, praising the women of Riverdale, and bemoaning the town's...


Shots Fired!: Recapping 'Shadow Of A Doubt' (Chapter 33)

As Riverdale reaches its season two endgame, we were tempted to call this episode"the calm before the storm," but then we remembered that "Shadow Of A Doubt" includes a scene where the Black Hood raises hell at Fred and Hermione's mayoral debate. That this week's tense episode feels quiet in comparison is proof that the show operates on an unrivaled level of insanity, which is why Dial M For Maple loves it so much. Special guest host Eric Thurm joins Cameronthis week to discuss the looming...


Who's That Chic?: Recapping 'Prisoners' (Chapter 32)

It's dark, dark days on Riverdale in an episode that starts with a cheerleading squad in mourning, and ends with Betty's realization that the Black Hood could be closer than she ever imagined. Dial M For Maple tries to find the levity in it all, but then that "Lollipop" ringtone brings us back to frightening reality. This week, Cameron is joined by special guest host Gwen Ihnat who helps connect the mysteries of Riverdale to the classic films of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. Plus: Is the...


Am I Directing A Trainwreck?: Recapping 'A Night To Remember' (Chapter 31)

A musical episode chock-full of showstoppers, emotional reconciliations, and a proper whodunnit? What did we do to deserve you, Riverdale? On this week's Dial M For Maple, Marah and Cameron have nearly lost their voices after singing along with—and screaming at—Riverdale High's Carrie: The Musical, but they manage to pull it together to praise the ambitious episode (and KJ Apa's dance moves). Plus, a rundown of our new Black Hood suspects, and a closer look at the town's private prison...


Nana Rose To The Rescue: Recapping 'The Noose Tightens' (Chapter 30)

Breakouts and break-ins abound on this week's Riverdale, a show that's never met a door it couldn't kick through. As the mob puts the heat on Hiram, the Coopers and Joneses deal with Darla, and Toni rallies the troops for a Cheryl rescue mission. And you better believe Nana Rose comes through when we need her most! Plus, Marah and Cameron detail Dial M For Maple's exciting weekend at PaleyFest—red carpet looks, the highs and lows of the cast panel, and a little tease for the upcoming Carrie:...


Varchie Breaks Bad: Recapping 'Primary Colors' (Chapter 29)

Is Archie becoming the villain of his own show? Riverdale seems to be drawing its lines in the sand with not one, but two different "political" races heating up. Marah and Cameron know who they'd endorse, but, frankly, Dial M For Maple has bigger fish to fry. Namely, the shenanigans at the Blossom estate, which leaves the futures of both Cheryl Bombshell and Nana Rose hanging in the balance. And what do we make of Mama Cooper's heart-to-heart with Betty? Or Chic and Kevin's insane milk...


The Curse Of The Blossom Twins: Recapping 'There Will Be Blood' (Chapter 28)

On this week's Riverdale, there will be blood! Or will there? There will, it turns out, even if Marah needs to remind Cameron that he saw it. And that's why Dial M For Maple is here: To help you keep track of every drop. It's an episode full of table-turning and double-crossing, and that's before the arrival of some long-lost relatives (and the return of a beloved butler)! Will the mayoral campaign tear Varchie apart? Are there more Blossoms out there in the world? Is that really all that...