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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. 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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Ep. 93: 'Westworld' Theories and the 'Black Mirror' Episode "Playtest" With Jason Concepcion  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion discuss the possibility of two timelines in 'Westworld' (7:00), the full scope of where the show takes place (18:00), and the connection to video games (23:00). Then, Chris and Jason give their thoughts on the second episode of 'Black Mirror' (27:00) and the moral questions surrounding the show.

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Ep. 92: 'The League,' 'Atlanta,' and 'Westworld' Re-Up With Jason Mantzoukas  

Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald are joined by Jason Mantzoukas to discuss improvisation in 'The League,' slam poetry on 'Atlanta' (24:48), the new Beach Slang album (31:20), and the slow burn of 'Westworld' (37:50).

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Ep. 90: 'The Walking Dead' Premiere, 'Westworld,' and 'Black Mirror' With Jason Concepcion  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the gruesome return of 'The Walking Dead' and where the show went off the rails (8:00), more 'Westworld' theories with Ringer staff writer Jason Concepcion (27:15), and the impressive execution of 'Black Mirror' (46:30).

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Ep. 89: 'Black Mirror,' and Jimmy Eat World Re-up  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Wolverine's return with 'Logan' (8:00), a run-of-the-mill episode of 'Atlanta' (15:00), the anxiety-producing 'Black Mirror' (22:00), and Jimmy Eat World (42:00).

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Ep. 88: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Gale Anne Hurd  

Andy Greenwald talks with super producer Gale Anne Hurd about her new series 'Falling Water,' co-creating 'The Terminator,' steering 'The Walking Dead,' and more.

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Ep. 87: 'Goliath' and 'Westworld' Theories With Jason Concepcion  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the risky vision behind 'Westworld' (8:00) and finding fun in Jonathan Nolan's universe (12:00). Then, Ringer staff writer Jason Concepcion joins to discuss the internet theorizing around HBO's new drama. Finally, Chris and Andy close out with thoughts on Amazon's new series 'Goliath' (39:00). Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.

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Ep. 86: 'Atlanta,' 'Rogue One' Trailer, and The Strokes Re-up With Travon Free  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald bring on 'Any Given Wednesday' writer Travon Free to discuss the groundbreaking creativity on 'Atlanta' (8:00). Then, Chris and Andy get into the final 'Rogue One' trailer (24:05) and finally determine the best Strokes album of all time (38:00).

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Ep. 85: 'The Andy Greenwald Podcast' With Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers  

'Halt and Catch Fire' showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers join Andy Greenwald to discuss the show's brilliant third season and its bold play for the future. Note: This interview was conducted before 'Halt and Catch Fire' was renewed for a fourth and final season by AMC.

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