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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.

Episodes

Dunkirk,' Benioff and Weiss’s Next Project, and Revisiting 'Twin Peaks' and 'Glow' (Ep. 169)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the upcoming premiere of 'Dunkirk' (7:00) and the recent announcement of 'Game of Thrones' showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’s next project (12:00) before revisiting 'Twin Peaks' and 'Glow' (28:00).

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'Game of Thrones' Returns and Disney Unveils a New 'Star Wars' Resort (Ep. 168)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss and review the Season 7 premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ (5:00). Later, they discuss the unveiling of Disney’s new Star Wars–themed resort, Galaxy’s Edge and Marvel Avengers news (32:00), before circling back to Season 2 of ‘Master of None’ (46:00).

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Previewing the 'Thrones' Premiere (Ep. 167)  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the biggest snubs and indicators from the 2017 Emmy nominations. Then, Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion join (23:00) to give their final 'Game of Thrones' thoughts before the Season 7 premiere on Sunday.

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'Spider-Man Homecoming,’ and Bill Simmons Chimes in on the Great ‘Baby Driver’ Debate and the Legacy of ‘The Sopranos’ (Ep. 166)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Bill Simmons to continue the great ‘Baby Driver’ debate and discuss how ‘The Sopranos’ has held up over time (1 :00). Then, Chris and Andy discuss Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ (36:00).

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The Great ‘Baby Driver’ Debate With Jason Mantzoukas, Plus Andy Samberg (Ep. 165)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to discuss ‘Talk the Thrones’ and his new movie, ‘The House’ (1:00), before they hash out their hot takes on ‘Baby Driver’ (17:00). Later, Andy Samberg calls in to talk about his new HBO sports mockumentary, ‘Tour de Pharmacy’ (41:00).

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BBQ Music and Don Winslow on 'The Force' (Ep. 164)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate Independence Day by discussing summer music and their custom-curated BBQ playlist on Spotify (2:35). Then Chris sits down for a one-on-one conversation with Don Winslow about his new book, 'The Force' (15:48).


Playlist Link:

https://play.spotify.com/user/andygreenwald/playlist/5DhFd20nzDr4q10UCU1TNo?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

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Setting Expectations for Jay-Z’s '4:44,' ABC’s 'Inhumans,' and the Second Season of 'Preacher' (Ep. 163)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the silliness of ABC’s upcoming ‘Inhumans’ (1:00) and unpack their expectations for Jay-Z’s new album 4:44 (17:00) while also analyzing the second season of AMC’s 'Preacher' (27:00).

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What's Next for the Han Solo Movie, T.J. Miller's Departure From 'Silicon Valley,' Plus 'Twin Peaks' and 'GLOW' (Ep. 162)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss recent news stories about the shakeup in the Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ movie, T.J.’s Miller’s departure from ‘Silicon Valley,’ and the ‘Transformers’ box office flop, as well as the state of Michael Bay films (1:00). They also check in on ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘GLOW’ (29:00).

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The Han Solo 'Star Wars' Movie Situation, Fargo’s Finale, and What Good Bad Movies Would Get Made in 2017 (Ep. 161)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Sean Fennessey discuss the recent shakeup with the directors of the upcoming Han Solo 'Star Wars' film (1:30), the season finale of 'Fargo' (14:00), and the best films of the century (27:20). Then, Andrew Gruttadaro and Chris Ryan discuss which classically Good Bad Movies, like 'Speed 2' and 'Road House,' would still get made in 2017 (42:00).

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The 25 Best Movies of the Century So Far and Lorde’s 'Melodrama' (Ep. 160)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Andy’s weekend exploits and Lorde’s new album, 'Melodrama' (1:00). Then Chris and Andy discuss the recent New York Times list of the 25 best movies of the century while providing their own, very different best-movies-of-the-century list (24:00).

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The Ringer Recommends Pt. 2 (Ep. 159)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by six of the New York City bureau staff, calling in to recommend a variety of media they have been recently enjoying. Justin Charity recommends the Nintendo Switch as a solution for responsible gaming (2:33), Kate Knibbs plugs her new favorite new Instagram account @nightlotion as well as Netflix’s ‘The Keepers’ (8:20), Andrew Gruttadaro is excited for the shark-infested ‘47 Meters Down’ (14:15), Lindsay Zoladz praises a book she recently read called ‘The Idiot’ (19:02), Donnie Kwak calls ‘Bad Rap’ the one film about Asian American rappers to watch (25:10), and K. Austin Collins endorses English rock band Slowdive’s new self-titled album (30:50).

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Black Panther, Netflix, FX, and the State of Peak TV (Ep. 158)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald react and dissect the new teaser trailer for 'Black Panther' and the larger Marvel Universe (3:00). They also discuss Netflix’s recent cancellation of big shows like 'The Get Down,' 'Bloodline,' and 'Sense 8' (12:00), and how FX is managing its own empire with 'Fargo' as its tentpole show (23:00).

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'American Gods,' 'Twin Peaks,' 'The Americans,' and Other Shows You Should Be Watching (Ep. 157)  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by colleague Allison Herman to talk about 'American Gods' (6:23), 'Twin Peaks' (14:05), and other shows you should be watching (19:00). Later, they are joined by colleague Rob Harvilla to talk about the the current state of 'The Americans' (24:00).

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Wonder Woman' and the Success of Comic Book Movies, 'The Leftovers' series finale, and the Current State of Tom Cruise (Ep. 156)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald check in on the state of Tom Cruise’s career and the trailer for his upcoming film ‘American Made’ (2:00) before discussing 'Wonder Woman,' what makes a comic book movie work, and Gal Gadot’s performance (13:00). Later, they discuss the epic series finale of 'The Leftovers' and what the series meant to television (32:00).

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Big IP Fails at the Box Office and Damon Lindelof Talks 'Twin Peaks' and the End of 'The Leftovers' (Ep. 155)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to discuss the slew of big IP films, including 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' and 'Baywatch,' that are failing at the box office and what it means for the film industry (3:40). Then, Chris and Andy discuss 'Silicon Valley' and T.J. Miller’s sudden departure from the show (21:30) before fielding a call from showrunner Damon Lindelof to talk 'Twin Peaks' and ending his show 'The Leftovers' (29:40).

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Book Club — 'Annihilation' (Ep. 154)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald present their second installment of the Double Down Book Club as they review and discuss ‘Annihilation’ by Jeff VanderMeer (0:30). Later they are joined by VanderMeer himself to talk about the process of creating the Southern Reach trilogy (19:35).

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Lizzy Goodman on the Rebirth of Rock ’n’ Roll in New York City From 2001 to 2011 (Ep. 153)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with writer Lizzy Goodman to talk about her new book, ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom,’ which highlights the rebirth of rock ’n’ roll in New York City through bands like the Strokes, the White Stripes, and the Vines.

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'Twin Peaks,' 'Alien Covenant,' and the Highs and Lows of IP (Ep. 152)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate the return of 'Twin Peaks' by giving it "The Belt" and discussing the arc of the first couple episodes (2:30). Later, writer Adam Nayman joins to discuss director Ridley Scott and his latest film, 'Alien Covenant' (27:24).

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The Networks Aim to Make TV Great Again, and Previewing 'Twin Peaks' (Ep. 151)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss network television’s recent attempts to eventize television programming (1:00). They also say farewell to Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell (13:20) before discussing the upcoming third season of 'Twin Peaks' (21:20).

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'Master of None,' 'Catastrophe,' and 'The Leftovers' Are Brought to You by the Pre-pajama Mafia (Ep. 150)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald kick off the pod with a brief discussion about leisurewear (1:00) before diving into the second season of ‘Master of None’ (9:45) and Season 3 of 'Catastrophe,' (22:30) and wondering where the final season of 'The Leftovers' will take us (29:38).

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