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Setting the Tone: An ER Retrospective

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Join Elizabeth, Lauren, and Daniel as we recap our favorite medical drama! We're taking a weekly look back at each episode of the hit TV series "ER". We'll break down every episode, as well as look at how each episode impacts the overall story of the iconic 15 season show. Theme music provided by Andrew Edwards of Blue Police Box Music.

Join Elizabeth, Lauren, and Daniel as we recap our favorite medical drama! We're taking a weekly look back at each episode of the hit TV series "ER". We'll break down every episode, as well as look at how each episode impacts the overall story of the iconic 15 season show. Theme music provided by Andrew Edwards of Blue Police Box Music.

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United States

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Join Elizabeth, Lauren, and Daniel as we recap our favorite medical drama! We're taking a weekly look back at each episode of the hit TV series "ER". We'll break down every episode, as well as look at how each episode impacts the overall story of the iconic 15 season show. Theme music provided by Andrew Edwards of Blue Police Box Music.

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English


Episodes

S5E16 - "Middle of Nowhere"

12/2/2021
This week, Benton heads to rural Mississippi to help out a nurse practitioner with a broken leg. While there, he learns about the disparities in health care access, makes some new friends, experiences some good ol’ southern racism, delivers a baby under dubious circumstances, and saves the lives of some fishermen after a shrimp boat accident. Also, the hosts are joined by fan of the show Aaron Burgin to help get a different perspective on the themes of the episode.

Duration:01:56:24

S5E15 - "The Storm: Part 2"

11/25/2021
This week, Doug’s time on the show finally comes to a close (after nearly killing Jeanie), Mark aids the firefighters and paramedics at the scene of the crash, word of Carter and Lucy’s hookup spreads, Kubby is rushed to the ER, Carol chooses a successor to run the clinic, and Ricky’s dad has some choice words for Doug before he leaves.

Duration:01:39:37

S5E14 - "The Storm: Part 1"

11/18/2021
This week, Doug is in a tight spot because he may have done some light assisted suicide, Ricky’s father enters the picture and wants Doug charged with murder, Peter considers ways to improve his finances, Carter and Lucy do some ill-advised hooking up, Mark convinces Mobalage to have an operation, Carol’s clinic is shut down, and a school bus is involved in a major accident following a snow storm.

Duration:01:34:38

STT Interviews: Abraham Benrubi

11/14/2021
On this month's edition of STT Interviews, we're talking with the legend himself, Abe Benrubi! Better known to ER fans as Unit Services Coordinator (and official STT mascot) Jerry Markovic, Abe shared with us his fondest memories about his time on the show as well as how ER stacks up with the dozens of other film and television projects he's been a part of. Want two week early access to all our cast & crew interviews? Consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/settingthetonepodcast

Duration:00:50:22

S5E13 - "Choosing Joi"

11/11/2021
This week, Doug takes even bigger steps to help Joi and ease Ricky’s pain, Lucy flexes her surgical muscles, everyone’s favorite radiologist reappears from the void, Carol advocates for a nomadic woman with a few too many furry friends, Mark helps out a janitor with back problems, and Kerry’s investigation hits a major roadblock.

Duration:01:07:07

S5E12 - "Double Blind"

11/4/2021
This week, Doug breaks the rules of a clinical trial to help a dying boy, Carter can’t cook, Jerry plays DJ in the ER, Lucy begins her surgical rotation, a paramedic makes a serious mistake, Jeanie advocates for a patient with a partially amputated finger, Mark weighs his future career options, Benton operates on a patient who claims to be 140, and haha fat people are funny, am I right?

Duration:01:18:39

S5E11 - “Nobody Doesn’t Like Amanda Lee”

10/28/2021
This week, Amanda Lee’s true nature is revealed, Carol and Doug care for an exhausted mother and her chronically ill son, Dale continues to be a sleaze, tempers flare after a deadly car accident, Benton operates on a deaf woman’s granddaughter, and Reggie flirts with Jeanie in the worst way.

Duration:01:22:15

S5E10 - "The Miracle Worker"

10/21/2021
This week, Carter and Lucy try to make a miracle happen when a brain dead teenager and another teen needing an urgent liver transplant come to the ER the same night, a drunk Romano gets knocked out, Benton’s workload keeps getting bigger, Corday connects with a nervous cancer patient, Mark shocks an angry elf, Amanda’s true nature is revealed, and Carol councils a young pregnant girl.

Duration:01:07:40

S5E9 - "Good Luck, Ruth Johnson"

10/14/2021
On this week’s 100th episode spectacular, Carter takes a very special guest on a tour of the hospital, Carol cares for a young boy whose story takes an extremely dark turn, Dr. Kotlowitz has Benton assist him with a cochlear implant procedure, Corday has her own mic drop moment at an M&M, and the writers continue to give Doyle nothing of value to do.

Duration:01:25:16

STT Interviews: Guy Bee

10/10/2021
On this month's edition of STT Interviews we're talking with Guy Norman Bee! Guy worked as the primary steadicam operator for Seasons 1-3 and also directed an episode. He shares with us how his process with the steadicam changed over time and how it informed his approach as a director later on. Want two week early access to all our cast & crew interviews? Consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/settingthetonepodcast

Duration:01:34:50

S5E8 - "The Good Fight"

10/7/2021
This week, the entire ER rallies to try and save a little girl with an extremely rare blood type, Carter and Lucy scour the city to try and find the girl’s father, and Anspaugh and Benton attempt a daring bloodless surgery as a last ditch effort to save the girl’s life.

Duration:01:16:24

S5E7 - "Hazed and Confused"

9/30/2021
This week, Mark goes through a little hazing with the paramedics, Kerry has a fancy new toy to play with, Lucy tries to work up the nerve to voice her opinions to Carter, a promising candidate interviews for the ER Chief position, an exhausted Corday makes a critical error, Doug runs afoul of the anesthesiologists, and Benton gets a different opinion on how to best help Reese.

Duration:01:35:12

S5E6 - "Stuck on You"

9/23/2021
This week, Doug feels the pressure of being an attending, Mark cares for a young sex worker who was the victim of a brutal beating, Carter is in need of a new apartment, Jeanie helps out a young girl injured under unusual circumstances, Benton gets a different take on how to treat Reese’s hearing impairment, Lucy wrecks Carter’s beard, and Corday finds herself with a new supervisor.

Duration:01:25:10

S5E5 - "Masquerade"

9/16/2021
This week, the ER staff gets a little spooky, Jerry does a little thievery, Corday tries her best to get Benton to lighten up a little bit, Kerry’s promotion chances seem to be getting lower by the minute, Mark makes assumptions that cost a patient dearly, Dale proves he’s still an insensitive prick, Jen has some major news for Mark, and Carter chaperones a dorm party that turns ugly.

Duration:01:13:21

STT Interviews: Dinah Lenney

9/12/2021
On this month’s edition of STT Interviews, we’re talking with Dinah Lenney. ER fans know Dinah best as OR nurse Shirley! Dinah shared with us her unique perspective on being on the show for nearly all 15 seasons and yet still not quite feeling like a full fledged part of the cast. Want two week early access to all our cast and crew interviews? Consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/settingthetonepodcast

Duration:00:38:18

S5E4 - "Vanishing Act"

9/9/2021
This week, Corday gets a reality check as she begins her first day as an intern, Kerry has her big interview for chief, Lucy misplaces a dead body, Doug disagrees with Romano about how best to treat a child, Benton begins speech therapy with Reese, a dog gets the better of Mark, and Carol attempts to persuade a young gang member to break the cycle of violence.

Duration:01:14:34

S5E3 - "They Treat Horses, Don't They?"

9/2/2021
This week, Jerry has an interesting experience with a sick horse, Kerry is the last to know about Doug’s new position, Corday has her last day as a surgical fellow, Mark gets called into the field to help a man with a bomb strapped to his chest, Doug cares for a young girl with cancer, Carter accidentally violates a DNR order, and Lucy is still struggling with her IVs.

Duration:01:12:08

S5E2 - "Split Second"

8/26/2021
This week, Corday’s father is in town as she considers her next career move, the AC in the ER is on the fritz, Mark gets some first hand experience with the paramedics, Lucy is still struggling with basic procedures, Baby Reese gets a hearing test, Romano gets put in his place, and Carter experiences the joys of dorm life.

Duration:01:10:53

S5E1 - "Day for Knight"

8/19/2021
On this week’s season 5 premiere, 3rd-year medical student Lucy Knight has a chaotic first day at County General. Also, Carter is sporting a new look, Mark gets an unorthodox job offer (and maybe isn’t the best tour guide), Doug grudgingly accepts his punishment for the detox baby, Carol gets disrespected, and the staff celebrate Jerry’s birthday.

Duration:01:30:21

Patreon Preview: Season 4 Recap

8/12/2021
4 seasons down! This week the hosts offer up some general thoughts on the season as a whole, break down some interesting stats, say a final goodbye to some of the many characters who left, curse the awards makers for not letting ER have any yet again, and hear what the listeners had to say about it all. Want to hear the whole episode? Head on over to patreon.com/settingthetonepodcast and subscribe at the $5 level for nearly an hour of extra insanity and awards presentations!

Duration:00:45:48