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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

‘Minari,’ ‘Mare of Easttown,’ and the Penultimate Episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

4/19/2021
Chris and Andy talk about ‘Minari’ and this unique and strange award season (2:50). Then, they break down the first episode of ‘Mare of Easttown’ and how it established a sense of place (14:43) and talk about the penultimate episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (39:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:24

Kate Winslet on Becoming ‘Mare of Easttown.’ Plus, ‘Top Chef’ S18E3.

4/16/2021
Chris and Andy break down the most recent episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ (2:29) before previewing ‘Mare of Easttown,’ which premieres this Sunday (33:13). They are then joined by Kate Winslet, the star of the show, to talk about how she got into character for the role and nailing the Pennsylvania accent (38:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kate Winslet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:40

Where Is 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Trying to Go? Plus, Some Listener Questions.

4/12/2021
Is 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' getting lost in the weeds by trying to be more than a buddy comedy (6:02)? Chris and Andy talk about that and then answer some listener questions about fan participation that shapes television shows (31:57) and exclusive live content potentially coming to streaming platforms (51:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:16

‘Top Chef: Portland’ Episode 2 Recap and a Phoebe Waller-Bridge Update

4/9/2021
Phoebe Waller-Bridge will star in the fifth Indiana Jones film; Chris and Andy discuss her rapid success and what she's accomplished over the years. Then, they are joined by Mina Kimes to talk through 'Top Chef: Portland' Episode 2. They discuss cooking with friends (12:20), their favorite go-to diner order (22:35), and the early elimination of a favorite contestant (49:20). Plus, their big board draft picks (52:10)! Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Mina Kimes Learn more about...

Duration:00:57:41

‘Game of Thrones’ 10 Years Later, the ‘Loki’ Trailer, and ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Episode 3

4/5/2021
Chris and Andy talk about HBO’s announcement that they will run a month of special programming for the 10-year anniversary of ‘Game of Thrones’ (11:39), the release of the first trailer of ‘Loki’ (19:27), and their feelings on ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ three episodes in (32:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:51

‘Top Chef: Portland’ Episode 1 and Remembering Larry McMurtry

4/2/2021
Does James Cameron really need to make a third and a fourth ‘Avatar’ movie? Chris and Andy talk about that (4:44) and the first episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ and how the show is adapting to the pandemic (17:16). Plus, they remember one of their favorite authors, Larry McMurtry, who passed away last week (49:35). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:55

The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series, the State of Movies, and ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ With Sean Fennessey

3/29/2021
Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to talk about the cast of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series that includes Sung Kang and Benny Safdie (2:16). Then, they talk about what the state of television and movies looks like right now (11:07) and the most recent episode of ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier' (40:59). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:28

‘Black Widow’ Goes to Disney+ and ‘Superstore’ Ends. Plus, Listener Questions and Our Case for ‘The Bureau.’

3/25/2021
Chris and Andy talk about the news that ‘Black Widow’ will be available for purchase on Disney+ and what it means that more and more movies are going to streaming (7:51). Then, they talk about the end of ‘Superstore’ (22:02) answer some listener questions (27:41), and make their case for why you should be watching ‘The Bureau’ (50:24). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:37

What Can ‘Game of Thrones’ Learn From Other Universe-Expanding Sequels? Plus, ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Episode 1.

3/22/2021
How does Zach Snyder’s ‘The Justice League’ affect HBO Max’s business model (2:53)? Three additional ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs were announced last week, bringing the total number of projects in the works up to six. Chris and Andy talk about that (14:50) and then break down the first episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (29:48). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:09

Previewing 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' Plus, Russell T. Davies on the Creation of 'It's a Sin.'

3/18/2021
Chris and Andy talk about some Taylor Sheridan–verse casting news (3:38) and preview 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,' which premieres this Friday (10:51). Then, they are joined by Russell T. Davies, the creator of 'It's a Sin,' to talk about his TV screenwriting career (22:45) and how he imbued 'It's a Sin' with so much emotion and life (45:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Russell T. Davies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:22

The State of the Television Industry One Year Into the Pandemic

3/15/2021
One year in, Chris and Andy reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entertainment industry. They talk about how it has affected Oscar nominations and award shows in general (5:16); the lack of central, water-cooler TV shows (32:02); and shows that have had success during the pandemic such as ‘The Last Dance,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (41:53). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:55

What We’re Watching During a Marvel Hiatus, Plus: Listener Questions

3/11/2021
Chris and Andy talk about what they’ve been watching in the time between the conclusion of ‘WandaVision’ and the start of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ including ‘Law and Order: SVU’ (15:24) and a French show called ‘The Bureau’ (36:32). Then, they answer a few listener questions (45:38). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:46

Questions From the ‘WandaVision’ Finale. Plus, ‘The Investigation’ and ‘Beartown.’

3/8/2021
Chris and Andy talk about ‘The Investigation’ and ‘Beartown,’ two Scandinavian TV shows they’re currently liking (2:34). Then, they try to answer some of the remaining questions after the ‘WandaVision’ finale, including who the show’s final villain was (18:53) and where the Marvel universe will go from here (41:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:00

Expectations for the ‘WandaVision’ Finale. Plus, What Makes ‘It’s a Sin’ One of Our Favorite Shows of the Year So Far.

3/4/2021
Chris and Andy try to answer some questions about ‘WandaVision’ ahead of the season finale this Friday (1:45). Then they talk about their excitement for the new Tom Clancy movie, ‘Without Remorse,’ (23:43) and the return of ‘Party Down’ (28:33). Finally, they explain what makes ‘It’s a Sin’ one of their favorite shows of the year so far (31:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:05

What We Talk About When We Talk About 'WandaVision'

3/1/2021
Chris and Andy discuss the fallout of the 2021 Golden Globes, including wins for ‘The Crown’ and Jason Sudeikis becoming a Twitter darling (0:25). Then they get into Episode 8 of ‘WandaVision,’ and the triumph of creating a new story in well-trodden IP and television teaching us about grief (25:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:15

What Is Paramount+ Trying to Offer? Plus: ‘It’s a Sin’ and ‘Nomadland’

2/25/2021
Paramount+ announced a bunch of series that will be available on its platform this week, including several Taylor Sheridan properties (1:00) and a ‘Flashdance’ revival (23:21). Plus, ‘It’s a Sin’ may be the best show of 2021 so far (36:25), and the very American beauty of ‘Nomadland’ (48:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:38

Donald Glover’s Amazon Deal and a Temperature Check on ‘WandaVision’

2/22/2021
Chris and Andy talk about how Donald Glover’s eight-figure deal with Amazon might impact the streaming landscape (1:00). Then, they talk briefly about ‘The Knick’ and ‘Banshee’ being added to HBO Max (19:23), before getting into the latest episode of ‘WandaVision’ (27:52). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:30

Ethan Hawke on 'The Good Lord Bird' and His Journey As an Actor

2/18/2021
Chris and Andy are joined by Ethan Hawke to talk about choosing 'The Good Lord Bird' as his first foray into television (3:17) and becoming more involved in his projects and improving as an actor over the years (24:51). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Ethan Hawke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:14

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ and ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.’ Plus, How Spoiler Culture Affects ‘WandaVision.’

2/15/2021
Chris and Andy talk about the news that Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover will be adapting ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ into a TV show (1:00). Then, they talk about two movies they watched over the weekend: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ and ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ (17:26). Finally, they talk about the latest episode of ‘WandaVision’ and how spoilers affect their consumption of the show (35:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:03:29

What Do We Want Out of ‘True Detective’ Season 4? Plus: ‘The Head’ and ‘Vida Perfecta.’

2/11/2021
Chris and Andy discuss a grab bag of pop culture news, including Pedro Pascal heading up the forthcoming ‘The Last of Us’ series (1:00) and ‘True Detective’ potentially coming back for a fourth season with new writers (29:33). Then, they discuss three foreign-language series they have been watching on HBO Max—‘The Head’ and ‘Vida Perfecta’ (37:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:04