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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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The Ringer

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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

Wakanda Forever! Black Panther’s Big Moment, Plus Jonathan Abrams revisits ‘The Wire’ | The Watch (Ep. 228)

2/19/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate and discuss ‘Black Panther,’ including its cultural impact and the film itself (0:00). Later, Grantland alum Jonathan Abrams joins in to discuss the process of writing his his new best-selling book, ‘All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire’ (0:00). You can find more Black Panther coverage from The Ringer here.

Duration:00:58:19

Is Netflix Swallowing TV? Plus, ‘Altered Carbon’ and ‘Babylon Berlin’ Reviewed | The Watch

2/15/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss TV producer Ryan Murphy’s huge new contract with Netflix and what it means for the industry as well as how Netflix is positioning its content and its place within television and streaming (03:15). Later, Chris and Andy discuss and review Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon’ (20:00) and ‘Babylon Berlin’ (36:00).

Duration:00:43:37

Why Jimmy Fallon Is Losing the Late-Night War | The Watch (Ep. 226)

2/12/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Alison Herman discuss Jimmy Fallon and his current place among late-night hosts (4:30). They also discuss HBO’s new show, ‘Here and Now’ (16:00). Later, Andy Greenwald sits down with Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy of Franz Ferdinand (23:00).

Duration:00:52:02

Is 'Star Wars' Saturation Possible? | The Watch (Ep. 225)

2/8/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and David Shoemaker discuss the announcement that 'Game of Thrones' showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce an upcoming 'Star Wars' trilogy and question whether the multiple trilogies in the works run the risk of creating 'Star Wars' fatigue for fans (1:00). Later, Chris Ryan sits down with director David Bruckner to discuss his new Netflix horror film ‘The Ritual’ (24:00).

Duration:00:45:22

Super Bowl Celebrations, Han Solo Trailer Reaction, and the Surprise Cloverfield Movie (Ep. 224)

2/5/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate their beloved Eagles’ win in the Super Bowl (0:54), dissect the movie trailers that debuted during the big game (17:00), and discuss the hits and misses behind the surprise release of ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ (29:06).

Duration:00:46:14

Why Isn’t Steven Soderbergh's ‘Mosaic’ A Bigger Deal? Plus ‘The End of The F** World’ | The Watch (Ep. 223)

2/1/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review HBO and Steven Soderbergh's 5 part murder mystery ‘Mosaic’ (3:00) and the experimentation happening in the television industry right now. Later, they finish their series review of Netflix’s ‘End of The F** World’ (25:00).

Duration:00:37:41

The Problem With the Grammys and Whether You Should Watch 'Waco' | The Watch (Ep. 222)

1/29/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Sunday night’s Grammy Awards and what the long-running awards show is lacking (1:00). Later, they go “In or Out” on 'Waco' (18:00) and review the Oscar-nominated film ‘Phantom Thread’ (35:00).

Duration:00:53:54

‘The End of the F***ing World’ (and We Feel Fine) and the Oscar Noms (Ep. 221)

1/25/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the recently announced Oscar nominations (1:00) and whether they are in or out on 'American Crime Story: Versace' (14:00). Later, they kick off a two-week run of discussing and reviewing the Netflix series ‘The End of the F***ing World’ (26:00).

Duration:00:42:02

Streaming Wars: Hulu Brings Back ‘ER’ and Amazon Dumps Its Quirky Comedies | The Watch (Ep. 220)

1/22/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Amazon’s recent decision to cancel a string of quirky comedies as a pivot to bigger budget tentpole content (03:12). Later they go ‘In or Out’ on new Starz show ‘Counterpart’ (19:55) before welcoming in fellow Ringer colleague Juliet Litman to discuss ER’s arrival to Hulu (33:46).

Duration:00:53:54

Funny People Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome Talk Comedy and ‘Another Period.’ Plus, the End of ‘Dark’ (Ep. 219)

1/18/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald welcome guests Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome to discuss the new season of their Comedy Central show, ‘Another Period’ (6:00). Later, Chris and Andy finish the Netflix series ‘Dark’ in their final installment of #DarkThursdays (31:30).

Duration:00:54:48

'Breaking Bad’s' 10-Year Anniversary, Plus New Shows From David Letterman and 'American Crime Story' (Ep. 218)

1/15/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review David Letterman’s new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ (3:00), and go "In or Out" on ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ (15:00). Later they celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the premiere of ‘Breaking Bad’ (25:00).

Duration:00:46:19

The James Franco and the 'All the Money in the World' Controversies, Plus 'Dark' (Ep. 217)

1/11/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald process some of the troubling Hollywood news from this week concerning allegations about James Franco (1:00) and the pay-scale disparity between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg on the ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoots (12:00). Later, for #DarkThursdays they discuss episodes 4-6 of Netflix’s 'Dark' (21:30)

Duration:00:41:12

Reliving the Golden Globes and Reviewing '9-1-1' (Ep. 216)

1/8/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reflect on their favorite moments from the Golden Globes, including Seth Meyers's and Oprah’s performances (1:00). Later, Chris and Andy bring back “In or Out” for Fox’s new show, ‘9-1-1’ (31:00).

Duration:00:47:12

Previewing the Golden Globes, a ‘Game of Thrones’ Update, and Going Deep on Netflix’s ‘Dark’ (Ep. 215)

1/4/2018
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On their six-year anniversary of podcasting together, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss recent 'Game of Thrones' news, what they’re excited to watch in 2018, and the upcoming Golden Globes (1:00). Later they review 'Black Mirror' and its Season 4 opener ‘USS Callister’ (21:00) and kick off “Dark Thursdays” by looking at the first three episodes of Netflix’s 'Dark' (30:00).

Duration:00:48:36

The 2017 Year in Music With Lindsay Zoladz, Plus the Mailbag (Ep. 214)

12/28/2017
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For the final show of 2017, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald chat with music critic Lindsay Zoladz about the year in music and their favorite songs, albums, artists, and playlists (1:00). Later, they open up the mailbag and answer some listener questions about the year in culture (26:00).

Duration:00:49:28

2017's Great Wall of Culture With Jason Mantzoukas (Ep. 213)

12/21/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by friend of the pod Jason Mantzoukas to celebrate their favorite people and projects in pop culture in 2017.

Duration:00:50:55

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deep Dive (Ep. 212)

12/18/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald go all in on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' reviewing their favorite moments, performances, fan theories, and much more. **The episode contains spoilers

Duration:00:52:13

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Preview, Plus the Double-Down Book Club With Megan Abbott (Ep. 211)

12/14/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald prepare for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' by discussing the franchise as a whole and what they are looking forward to from the most recent installment (2:00). Later they chat with writer Megan Abbott about her crime novel and Double-Down Book Club selection ’Queenpin' (14:00).

Duration:00:45:10

The Best TV of 2017 With Sam Esmail (Ep. 210)

12/11/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined for their annual best TV of 2017 discussion with 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail. They cover what they are looking from their own television experience, this year in television (2:00), and their top-10 favorite shows of the year, including ‘Game of Thrones,' ‘Mindhunter,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ and more (14:00).

Duration:01:16:07

Fear TV: ‘Dark’ and ‘Channel Zero,’ Plus Laurie Metcalf on ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Roseanne’ (Ep 209)

12/7/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Disney’s potential purchase of 21st Century Fox (1:50), Netflix’s ‘Dark’ (4:25), Syfy’s ‘Channel Zero: No-End House’ (9:55). Later they sit down with acclaimed actress Laurie Metcalf to discuss ‘Lady Bird’ and the '90s sitcom ‘Roseanne’ (18:50).

Duration:00:43:27

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