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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

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Kanye’s Attempts at Culture As Events | The Watch (Ep. 267)

6/18/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the cultural significance of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s surprise album drop, as well as the continuous run of Kanye-related projects each week (9:00). Later, they discuss HBO’s 'Succession' (27:30).

Duration:00:42:14

Fox, Disney, Comcast, and the Content Wars of Tomorrow. Plus: Book Club Featuring ‘Every Man a Menace,’ With Patrick Hoffman | The Watch (Ep. 266)

6/14/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the possibility of Fox being purchased by Disney or Comcast and the ramifications that may hold for the entertainment industry’s future (1:30). Later they chat with Patrick Hoffman, author of ‘Every Man a Menace,’ for the latest installment of the Double-Down Book Club (23:00).

Duration:00:47:13

Remembering Anthony Bourdain | The Watch (Ep. 265)

6/11/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reflect on the life and impact of the late Anthony Bourdain (1:30). Later they talk about meeting Donald Glover and the rest of the 'Atlanta' cast at a panel they moderated for FYC (33:00) and discuss 'A Star Is Born,' 'Widows,' and 'First Man' as awards bait (40:34).

Duration:00:51:00

'Black Mirror' Showrunners on Their Favorite Episodes, Plus a Rolling Blackouts C.F. Live Performance | The Watch (Ep. 264)

6/7/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with ‘Black Mirror’ showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones to talk about tricky nature of making an anthology series (02:00) and their favorite episodes of the show so far (15:31). Later, the Australian band Rolling Blackouts C.F. (28:25) performs live in The Ringer's studio before Andy Greenwald sits down with them to discuss their new album, 'Hope Downs' (34:40).

Duration:00:45:58

The Thing About ‘Westworld,’ Plus 'Succession' and ‘The Break With Michelle Wolf' | The Watch (Ep. 263)

6/4/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Alison Herman share their gripes about this season on 'Westworld' (2:00) and discuss HBO’s new Sunday night drama, 'Succession' (17:00). Later they review Michelle Wolf’s new Netflix show, ‘The Break,’ and examine the positioning of the streaming talk show (25:00).

Duration:00:37:43

Kanye West’s New Album and Pusha-T’s 'Daytona' and Drake Diss. Plus, 'The Americans Finale | The Watch (Ep. 262)

5/31/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Pusha-T’s new album, 'Daytona'; his beef with Drake; and the anticipation of Kanye’s new album (2:00). Later, they discuss the series finale of ‘The Americans’ and what shows about bad people doing bad things owe us in the end (18:00). Lastly, they preview the new Showtime series ‘Succession’ (36:00).

Duration:00:43:29

Did ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Work? Plus the ‘Killing Eve’ Finale | The Watch (Ep. 261)

5/29/2018
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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review 'Solo,' the latest installment in the 'Star Wars' universe, and question whether it worked (3:00). Later, they discuss the eighth and final episode of 'Killing Eve' Season 1 and what the future holds for the Phoebe Waller-Bridge brainchild (45:30).

Duration:00:57:04

Celebrating Philip Roth, Plus Answering Your Mailbag Questions About ‘Watchmen’ and More | The Watch (Ep. 260)

5/24/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate the life and impact of the late author Philip Roth (2:00) and discuss Andy’s experience at a Paul Simon concert (9:3 0). They also discuss the New York Times interview with the cast of 'Arrested Development' and the backlash surrounding Jeffrey Tambor’s behavior on set and how that coincides with a larger trend in Hollywood (15:00). Later, they open up the mailbag and answer listener questions ranging from their most comforting episodes...

Duration:00:53:35

The Problem With Broadcast Television, Plus 'Killing Eve' | The Watch (Ep. 259)

5/21/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the current state of broadcast television and unpack its many hurdles, destabilizing factors, and tendencies to hit familiar beats (2:00). Later they discuss the latest episode of ‘Killing Eve’ (36:30) before celebrating the return of Andy’s airplane movies (46:00).

Duration:00:51:47

What to Expect From 'Deadpool 2'? Plus: 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Westworld' | The Watch (Ep.258)

5/17/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and David Shoemaker catch up on breaking ‘Lord of The Rings’ news (4:00), before discussing what ‘Deadpool 2’ has instore for its audience (16:30) and this season of Westworld so far (25:30).

Duration:00:40:35

Paul Scheer on Adapting ‘Galaxy Quest’ and Watching Classic Movies. Plus, Unpacking the ‘Barry’ Finale | The Watch (Ep. 257)

5/14/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Sunday night’s finale of ‘Barry’ (2:00) as well as the latest episodes of ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Westworld’ (8:30). Later, they chat with comedic actor and filmmaker Paul Scheer about his recent undertaking, adapting the beloved meta sci-fi movie ‘Galaxy Quest’ into a show for Amazon, and his new podcast, ’Unspooled' (17:00).

Duration:01:06:12

‘The Predator’ and ‘Friday Night Lights’ Are Coming Back! Plus, Stephen Malkmus Stops By | The Watch (Ep. 256)

5/10/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald express their excitement over the new trailer for the upcoming* reboot of the classic sci-fi action thriller ‘The Predator’ (3:11) as well as the return of ‘Friday Night Lights’ (25:00). They also discuss their affection for BBC America’s hit show ‘Killing Eve’ (33:50). Later, Chris and Andy chat with indie rocker Stephen Malkmus about the heyday of Pavement and his new album with the Jicks (47:08).

Duration:01:19:00

This Is Donald Glover’s Moment | The Watch (Ep. 255)

5/7/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Donald Glover’s relevance and unique stardom as well as his new music as Childish Gambino, his 'SNL' appearance, and *this standout season* of 'Atlanta' (3:00). They also discuss the latest episode of 'Barry' (24:00), and later, Chris sits down with Elias Rønnenfelt, frontman of the Danish rock band Iceage (34:30).

Duration:00:52:28

Recommending ‘Howards End’ and John Mulaney’s New Stand-up Special, Plus Deon Taylor, Director of ‘Traffik’ | The Watch (Ep. 254)

5/3/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by fellow Ringer staffers Alison Herman and Amanda Dobbins to discuss their favorite things on TV, including John Mulaney's stand-up special (3:55) and ‘Howards End’ (22:49). Later, filmmaker Deon Taylor joins Chris to discuss the making of his new movie, 'Traffik' (34:30).

Duration:00:46:36

'Avengers: Infinity War’ Mega-pod and Why You Should Watch ‘Killing Eve’ (Ep. 253)

4/30/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review this weekend’s massive blockbuster, ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and discuss its plot, emotional stakes, and impressive accomplishment (2:00). Later, they discuss one of their favorite shows on television right now, ‘Killing Eve’ (51:00). *This episode contains spoilers For more on Avengers

Duration:00:58:45

'The Handmaid's Tale' Returns, Plus Chvrches | The Watch (Ep. 252)

4/26/2018
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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the new trailer for the movie starring notorious Spider-Man villain 'Venom' and Tom Hardy's accent choice (3:00) before reviewing the first episode of Season 2 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' (8:30). Later, Andy interviews the band Chvrches about their new album, 'Love Is Dead,' and making an American record (22:00).

Duration:00:59:46

'Westworld' Returns and Bill Hader and Henry Winkler Talk ‘Barry’ | The Watch (Ep. 251)

4/23/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald give their initial reactions to the first episode of ‘Westworld’ Season 2 (5:30). Then, Bill Hader and Henry Winkler join in to discuss their acclaimed show, ‘Barry’ (28:00).

Duration:01:07:44

Kanye’s Dropping Two Albums in June, ‘Atlanta’ Is the Best Show on TV, and Elwood Reid Discusses ‘The Last Good Kiss’ | The Watch (Ep. 250)

4/19/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the news that multiple Kanye West albums are coming out in June and what they’re expecting from them (02:30) before jumping into what makes ‘Atlanta’ so special (13:20). Then they are joined by Elwood Reid, executive producer of ‘The Chi,’ for a special Doubledown Book Club to talk about ‘The Last Good Kiss’ by James Crumley (21:45).

Duration:00:47:26

In or Out on ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Ocean’s 8’, Plus Andy Discusses His New Pilot, ‘Briarpatch’ | The Watch (Ep. 244)

4/16/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Andy’s upcoming pilot for USA, ‘Briarpatch,’ and how that project came to be (2:00). Then they catch up on ‘Better Call Saul’ (13:00). Later, Chris and Andy discuss whether they are in or out on Phoebe Waller Bridges's ‘Killing Eve’ (27:00) and the upcoming all-female ‘Ocean’s 8’ heist spinoff (34:30).

Duration:00:41:14

What Would It Take to Love 'Westworld' and Other Mailbag Questions, Plus News From Andy | The Watch (Ep. 243)

4/12/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald share some exciting news before opening up the mailbag to answer your questions, on topics ranging from 'Westworld' to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the TV Championship Belt.

Duration:00:40:41