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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

Ep. 113: The Television Critics Association Press Tour, Awarding the Television Championship Belt, ‘Sneaky Pete,’ and The XX’s New Album  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sort through the big news from the Television Critics Association press tour (0:30) about ‘Atlanta’ (2:05), ‘American Crime Story’ (6:15), and ‘Better Call Saul’ (10:38). Then they award the Television Championship Belt (18:50) and wrap up with a conversation about the return of Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ (31:08) and The XX’s new album (42:22).

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Ep. 112: ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Taboo,’ and ‘One Day at a Time’  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald each award "Who Won the Week" (1:30) and preview a new slate of shows this season in ‘One Day at a Time’ (6:10), ‘Taboo’ (16:28), and ‘The Young Pope’ (27:10).

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Ep. 111: The Golden Globes After-Party With Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by ‘Jam Session’ cohosts Amanda Dobbins and Juliet Litman to rehash the best (3:45), worst (9:45), weirdest (22:13), and favorite moments from the Golden Globes.

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Ep. 110: ‘Coachella,’ ‘The Golden Globes,’ and ‘Homeland’  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald run through the newly revealed lineup for Coachella and pick their favorite non-headliners (2:05). They also preview the categories and nominees for this weekend's Golden Globes (12:10) and discuss the return of ‘Homeland’ (34:45).

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Ep. 109: ‘The OA’, ‘La La Land’, and ‘20th Century Women’  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald remember Carrie Fisher and George Michael (3:27). They also discuss the new Netflix drama ‘The OA’ (12:42) and awards season (27:05), including the films ‘La La Land’ (29:30) and ‘20th Century Women’ (38:40).

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Ep. 108: The Wall of 2016  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald highlight eight people who made pop culture what it was in 2016. Listen as they discuss newcomers to The Wall like Riz Ahmed (12:00) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (16:12), debate Donald Glover's success streak (24:58), examine Ryan Gosling's appeal (28:57), and eventually uncover the mystery of Jonathan Pangborn (34:00).

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Ep. 107: Rogue One Recap  

Spoiler Alerts Ahead! The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald go deep on ‘Rogue One’, the latest Star Wars film. They cover everything from their favorite moments (3:55), to the cast (24:05), to a larger discussion about blockbuster movies (41:30).

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Ep. 106: The Year in TV With ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with the creator of 'Mr. Robot' to discuss, debate, and rank the best television shows of the year. Hear where shows like 'Atlanta' (2:30), 'The Night Of' (12:20)'Game of Thrones' (21:00) and 'Black Mirror' (37:22) rank or if they make the cut at all.

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Ep. 105: The Year in Music  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald start with a big announcement from Andy (1:28) and then run down their favorite albums of 2016. Then they talk to staff writer Lindsay Zoladz about albums as a delivery system (20:07), surprise albums (24:23), and which albums they kept returning to throughout the year (30:45).

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Ep. 104: ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Black Mirror’ Re-up  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald get ready for ‘Rogue One’ (1:00) and the ‘Black Mirror’ episode “Shut Up and Dance” (30:07). Then they explore the increasingly thin line between ‘Black Mirror’ and reality (39:50).

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Ep 103: 'Westworld' Finale  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack Sunday night’s 'Westworld' finale (0:45). Then special guest Jason Concepcion joins in to further discuss the ambitious first season (21:24), what to expect in Season 2, and Westworld’s most and least valuable players (37:29).

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Ep 102: ‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ Turns 10, and The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Re-up  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are back to discuss the blockbusterization of TV (1:55), ‘Gilmore Girls’ (2:33), and Andy’s recent brush with a Hollywood A-lister (18:30). They also discuss Clipse’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ album 10 years later (25:40) and the Weeknd’s new album,‘Starboy’ (36:35).

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Ep. 101: 'Nocturnal Animals,' 'Search Party,' and What's Next for 'Westworld'?  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Tom Ford's 'Nocturnal Animals' (4:00), Alia Shawkat's 'Search Party' (9:00), and the way 'Westworld' will handle the illuminating twist in Episode 9, 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' (23:00).

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Ep. 100: ‘Westworld’ Theories and Casey Affleck’s New Film, ‘Manchester by the Sea’  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the latest episode of ‘Westworld’ (1:05) and discuss the wild theories about the show floating around the internet. They also chat about the new heart-wrenching Casey Affleck film, ‘Manchester by the Sea’ (24:44).

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Ep. 99: The Current State of Movies  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey discuss the year in movies and how to define success for one in 2016 (1:12). They also discuss ‘Arrival’ (18:33), ‘Hell or High Water’ (39:45), and which movies you should be excited to check out (44:00).

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Ep. 98: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Stephen Falk  

Andy Greenwald talks to Stephen Falk, creator and showrunner of 'You're the Worst,' about the show's third season finale, its future, and taking creative chances.

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Ep. 97: A Tribe Called Quest, Dave Chappelle on ‘SNL,' Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour, and 'Westworld'  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the return of A Tribe Called Quest in the Trump era (3:00), Dave Chappelle hosting 'SNL' (20:30), the experience of Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour (24:52), and the latest episode of 'Westworld' (32:54).

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Ep. 96: Post-Election Re-up  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald do a post-election comedown episode, talking about the role of pop culture in the world and the benefits and problems with using television as a palliative. Then they discuss a random assortment of TV shows, movies, and albums, including 'The Good Place' (5:38), 'Arrival' (26:45), and The xx (41:01).

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Ep. 95: 'Doctor Strange,' 'Westworld,' and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "San Junipero"  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' (6:00), how 'Westworld' inverts 'Lost' (18:00), the fourth episode of 'Black Mirror' (30:00), and Anthony Bourdain's patriotic Houston adventure (40:00).

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Ep. 94: All Things FX Re-up With Nick Grad  

Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by FX president of original programming Nick Grad to discuss the success of 'Atlanta' (7:07), the development of that show’s second season (19:48), and the competition in today’s crowded TV landscape (35:30).

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