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The Ringer

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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English


Episodes

'Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams' | Weekly

1/18/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the prolific sci-fi author Philip K. Dick’s wider canon (9:54), discuss the theme that unites their two favorite episodes of 'Electric Dreams' (17:18), power-rank their favorite actor appearances in the star-studded series (51:11), and award an unlikely duo their champion's purse (56:58).

Duration: 01:01:46


‘The Shape of Water’ and the Elements of a Fairy Tale | Weekly

1/11/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion review the critically acclaimed fantasy film ‘The Shape of Water’ (4:01), explore the building blocks that make up the adult fairy tale (6:52), examine filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro’s use of fantastical monsters (41:15), list their favorite interspecies romances (46:14), and extol the mysterious fish-man at the center of the movie (53:48).

Duration: 00:57:39


‘Black Mirror’ Season 4: Choice and Consequence | Weekly

1/4/2018
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion review the premises for Season 4 of ‘Black Mirror’ (3:28), discuss the theme of choice and consequence in their three favorite episodes (5:36), provide the history of early online dating (46:23), highlight their favorite cross-season Easter eggs (51:34), and crown the successor to 'San Junipero' (61:20).

Duration: 01:06:35


Ask the Underscore: Your Questions About Our 2017 | Weekly

12/28/2017
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: 'Game of Thrones's' future, Hogwarts' houses, the Knicks and O's, and their friendship.

Duration: 00:53:07


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Killing the Past | Weekly

12/21/2017
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion review Episode VIII of ‘Star Wars’ (3:18), explore the concept of moving on from the past for the characters and the film at large (8:25), discuss the reorganization of ‘Star Wars’ canon (55:00), list some notable nuggets from the film (59:55), and crown a worthy droid (65:27).

Duration: 01:11:29


‘Star Wars’: Heroes and Villains in a Galaxy Far, Far Away | Weekly

12/14/2017
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how the Hero’s Journey informed the ‘Star Wars’ films (2:55), trace the narratives of the universe’s notable heroes and villains (6:06), explore the symbolism of the series (47:49), champion notable droids (49:52), and perform line readings from the prequels (52:54).

Duration: 01:01:14


‘Black Mirror’ Seasons 1~3: Love and Longing in the Digital Dystopia | Weekly

12/7/2017
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion dissect their three favorite episodes from Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ thus far in anticipation for Season 4 (4:00), analyze the future of technology as it relates to the show (50:25), herald the winners of virtual eternity (53:25), and run through the seven things they are most excited for this week (55:14).

Duration: 01:05:20


‘Coco’ and Coming of Age in the Pixar Universe | Weekly

11/30/2017
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion examine Pixar’s latest masterpiece, ‘Coco’ (4:58); highlight shared themes between ‘Coco’ and previous Pixar films (8:42); discuss representation in the Pixar universe (50:21); crown the winner of ‘Coco’ (56:44); and share the seven topics they are excited for this week (59:29).

Duration: 01:07:48


‘Binge Mode: Weekly’ Trailer

11/28/2017
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion return to take their signature deep dives into the topics obsessing them at the moment, from shows and movies to books and sports.

Duration: 00:01:43


S7E7: The Dragon and the Wolf | Game of Thrones

8/31/2017
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Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” by exploring the episode's central theme, unions (9:00), before breaking down the rules of succession in Westeros and Jon’s claim to the Iron Throne (77:00). Finally, they crown their champions (94:00).

Duration: 01:53:02


S7E6: Beyond the Wall | Game of Thrones

8/23/2017
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Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 6, “Beyond the Wall,” by unpacking the episode’s central theme, the burden of destiny (9:00). Later, they break down the Long Night, the Last Hero, and other pertinent history beyond the Wall (68:00), before crowning a new dragon owner as the episode’s champion (85:00).

Duration: 01:33:27


S7E5: Eastwatch | Game of Thrones

8/16/2017
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Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 5, “Eastwatch," through the lens of desperation, the episode’s central theme (13:00). Later, they break down the importance of R+L=J (65:00) and what it could mean for the episode’s champion (83:00).

Duration: 01:30:50


S7E4: The Spoils of War | Game of Thrones

8/10/2017
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Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 4, “The Spoils of War,” by exploring the reckonings various characters experienced throughout the episode (14:00). Then, they delve into the backstory of the elite sellswords from the Golden Company (60:00) before awarding the champion’s purse to a pair of high flyers (75:00).

Duration: 01:19:45


S7E3: The Queen’s Justice | Game of Thrones

8/2/2017
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Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss 'Game of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 3, “The Queen’s Justice,” by exploring its central theme of symbolism vs. substance (9:30) and the history of "preparing for winter" (53:30) before awarding the champion's purse to a tactician of vengeance (66:00).

Duration: 01:10:38


S7E2: Stormborn | Game of Thrones

7/26/2017
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2, “Stormborn,” by exploring its central theme, the shifting sands and changing plans (13:00), before taking a deeper look into the book prophecy regarding Dany’s "three treasons" (57:00) and crowning the episode’s champion (68:00).

Duration: 01:13:55


S7E1: Dragonstone | Game of Thrones

7/19/2017
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The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 1, “Dragonstone,” by unpacking its central theme: All of this has happened before; all of this will happen again (9:30). They also go in deep on the Citadel (43:00) before crowning the episode’s champion (63:00).

Duration: 01:09:01


S6E1: The Red Woman | Game of Thrones

7/12/2017
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The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 1, "The Red Woman," by unpacking its central theme: improvising (9:30). They also share the book version of the Dornish plot (38:00) and crown a free agent as the episode’s champion (53:00).

Duration: 00:57:20


S6E2: Home | Game of Thrones

7/12/2017
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The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 2, "Home," by examining its central theme: teamwork (10:00). They also break down the theories behind Tyrion’s parentage (42:00) before crowning a dead body as the episode’s champion (45:00).

Duration: 01:00:58


S6E3: Oathbreaker | Game of Thrones

7/12/2017
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The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 3, "Oathbreaker," by analyzing its central theme: leaps of faith (7:00). They also study the backstory of the Prince That Was Promised (41:00) before crowning a mourning son as the episode’s champion (58:00).

Duration: 01:02:01


S6E4: Book of the Stranger | Game of Thrones

7/12/2017
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The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 4, "Book of the Stranger," by reviewing its central theme: negotiating in bad faith (8:00). They also detail the history of the dosh khaleen (36:00) before crowning a queen as the episode’s champion (49:00).

Duration: 00:58:17

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