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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

Exploring ‘The Deuce’ and Double Down Book Club Selection ‘Sweet Forever’ With Joe House (Ep. 196)

10/19/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the works of writer George Pelecanos, leading off with his acclaimed new HBO show, ‘The Deuce,’ (1:00) before transitioning to the latest Double Down Book Club selection, ‘Sweet Forever’ (20:00). Later, D.C. native Joe House joins the show to further discuss ‘Sweet Forever’ and it’s time-capsule depiction of Washington (30:00).

Duration: 00:58:58


Breaking Down ‘Mindhunter’ and the ‘Black Panther’ Trailer (Ep. 195)

10/16/2017
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After getting called out by director Sam Esmail, The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald return to their television roots by discussing David Fincher’s new Netflix series, ‘Mindhunter’ (6:00). Later they discuss actual televisions, the new trailer for 'Black Panther,' and the film's potential (26:00).

Duration: 00:41:36


Talking 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Mr. Robot' With Sam Esmail (Ep. 194)

10/12/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald review and celebrate Denis Villeneuve's ambitious new film, 'Blade Runner 2049' (3:00). Later Sam Esmail calls in to further discuss 'Blade Runner 2049' and other works by director Denis Villeneuve (26:00) before discussing the latest season of his show, 'Mr. Robot' (40:00).

Duration: 01:05:50


New Trailers for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, ‘Justice League,’ and Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Are Here (Ep. 193)

10/10/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on life and recent news before discussing the rash of trailers that came out of New York Comic Con, including ‘Star Wars The Last Jedi’ (10:30), ‘Justice League’, and Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ (30:00). They also discuss the new Tom Clancy 'Jack Ryan' picture and more (40:00).

Duration: 00:53:50


Rob Huebel Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried (Ep. 192)

10/5/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with comedic actor Rob Huebel to discuss his career in comedy; his new show, ‘Do You Want to See a Dead Body?’; and his renown sketch troupe with Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer, ‘Human Giant’ (1:00). Later Chris chats with Joe Casey of the band Protomartyr about their new album, 'Relatives in Descent’ (49:00).

Duration: 00:59:26


Jeff Garlin Describes the Making of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (Ep. 191)

10/2/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald catch up on life and airplane movies they watched during their recent travels, including ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘The Big Sick’ (1:00). Then Andy sits down with Jeff Garlin to discuss the new season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and the process of making it (17:00).

Duration: 00:55:20


Amy Landecker and the Critical Reception of 'Transparent' (Ep. 190)

9/30/2017
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The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald sits down with actor Amy Landecker to discuss her pathway into comedic roles, awards season, and the critical reception she’s received for her work on ‘Transparent.’

Duration: 00:44:43


Starring Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll (Ep. 189)

9/28/2017
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The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald is joined by the very funny Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll to discuss their friendship (10:00), dealing with puberty, their new animated Netflix show ‘Big Mouth’ and the benefits of comedic collaboration (25:00).

Duration: 01:00:55


Opening Up the Mailbag (Ep. 188)

9/25/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald open up the mailbag and respond to listener questions that run the pop culture gamut, from the new 'Star Wars' and 'Blade Runner' films to the best TV restaurants to the state of streaming television and which podcasts they listen to.

Duration: 00:45:04


Back on the Road With Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of the Killers (Ep. 187)

9/21/2017
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Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Killers bandmates Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr., who discuss getting the band back together for a new album, meeting your heroes, and the business of making music.

Duration: 00:47:15


Emmy Winners (and Losers) With Mike Schur, Amanda Dobbins, and Alison Herman (Ep. 186)

9/18/2017
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The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald, Amanda Dobbins, and Alison Herman rehash the highlights and star power of Sunday night's 69th annual Emmy Awards (1:00). They discuss the best moments and speeches and the big nights for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,' ‘Big Little Lies,' and Hulu (10:00), while also attempting to understand the 'Stranger Things' shutout (15:00). Later Andy is joined by comedy writer and cocreator of ‘The Good Place’ Mike Schur to discuss Emmy topics including the Sean Spicer’s surprise...

Duration: 01:18:49


What Spotify’s Rap Caviar Says About the Music Industry; Spoon's Britt Daniels Returns to Form (Ep. 185)

9/14/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald examine the current state of the music industry and the breakout success of Spotify’s Rap Caviar playlist (2:00). Then they are joined by Ringer staff writer Shea Serrano to discuss ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and what he needs in his television-watching experience (15:00). Finally, Andy sits down with Britt Daniels of Spoon to discuss life on tour and his enduring musical career (33:00).

Duration: 01:00:03


Processing a Monster Opening Weekend for 'It' and Amazon’s Recent Shift (Ep. 184)

9/11/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the $80 million opening weekend for ‘It,’ while considering what makes a good horror film and which Stephen King IP projects are still primed for adaptation (0:30). Later, they discuss Amazon’s sudden content shift (22:00) and their early impressions of 'Top of the Lake: China Girl' and 'The Deuce' (32:00).

Duration: 00:44:22


‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Loses Its Director, ‘Narcos’ Returns, ‘Twin Peaks’ Ends, and Elisabeth Moss Talks ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Ep. 183)

9/7/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss director Colin Trevorrow's sudden departure from 'Star Wars: Episode IX' (1:00) as well as the finale of ‘Twin Peaks’ (12:45) and the new season of 'Narcos' (28:30). Then Andy chats with Elisabeth Moss about her hit show, 'The Handmaid’s Tale', and the new season of 'Top of the Lake' (36:00).

Duration: 01:15:05


'You’re the Worst' Star Aya Cash on Her Complicated Relationship With L.A. and Branching Out Within the Industry (Ep. 182)

9/4/2017
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The Ringer’s Andy Greenwald sits down with 'You’re the Worst' (FXX) star Aya Cash to discuss her upcoming fourth season of the show (2:00), her back-and-forth feelings about Los Angeles, and her current plans as a working actress to branch out into other facets of making TV and film (36:00).

Duration: 00:55:34


George Pelecanos, Cocreator of 'The Deuce,' on Capturing the Grittiness of New York in the '70s (Ep. 181)

8/31/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by one of their favorite writers, George Pelecanos ('The Wire,' 'Treme'), to discuss his latest project, HBO’s 'The Deuce,’ which he cocreated with David Simon.

Duration: 00:46:24


Dissecting the 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale With Binge Mode Cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 180)

8/28/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald provide their instant takes on the finale and overall season of 'Game of Thrones' (0:30). Later 'Binge Mode' cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin join Chris to further dissect and examine what worked and what did not in 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 (18:30) and what we can expect from the forthcoming 'Game of Thrones' spinoffs (45:00).

Duration: 00:55:38


DC’s New Joker Origin Story, 'Logan Lucky,' and Showtime CEO David Nevins on 'Twin Peaks' (Ep. 179)

8/24/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald announce the latest installment of the Double Down Book Club before discussing their feelings about the recent news of a Martin Scorsese–produced Joker origin movie as well as Chris’s feeling about 'Logan Lucky' (1:00). Later, Andy chats with Showtime CEO and president David Nevins about his role in resurrecting 'Twin Peaks' (25;00).

Duration: 00:57:34


Critiquing 'Game of Thrones' and Previewing the Fall TV Season (Ep. 178)

8/21/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Game of Thrones' episode, "Beyond the Wall," and critique some of the show's mechanics (1:00). Then Chris and Andy discuss what they are looking for in the upcoming fall TV season (33:00).

Duration: 00:51:40


David Wain on Making the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Franchise (Ep. 177)

8/17/2017
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Andy Greenwald sits down with ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ franchise director and cocreator David Wain to discuss creating and adapting his comedy film to a TV series for Netflix, what it’s like working with a multitude of famous people with busy schedules, and where the franchise goes from here.

Duration: 00:43:18

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