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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

The Return of Dave Chappelle (Ep. 135)  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Cinemax’s breaking news about ‘The Knick’ (0:44), Netflix’s power plays in the stand-up comedy world (11:15)—including Dave Chappelle’s new two-part special (14:30)—and their feelings about the final season of 'Girls' (28:30).

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Ep. 134: Drake’s ‘More Life’, Amazon Pilot Season, and Other Upcoming TV and Film Projects  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss whether they're in or out on a rumored 'Matrix' reboot (11:30), the Rock’s new film about skyscrapers (16:00), and a possible 'Cloverfield' sequel. Then they discuss Drake’s new project, ‘More Life,’ (21:20) and rank all of his records, mixtapes, albums, and playlists from best to worst (32:30).

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Ep. 133: Interview With Noah Hawley of 'Legion' and 'Fargo'  

The RInger's Andy Greenwald sits down with Noah Hawley, the showrunner and creator of FX's 'Legion' and 'Fargo,' to talk about last night's episode of 'Legion' (6:00) as well as the creative process of the show (11:30) and his upcoming projects (43:45).

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Ep. 132: Book Club — 'Zoo Station'  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald present their long-awaited installment of the Double Down Bookclub, as they review and discuss 'Zoo Station' by David Downing. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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Ep. 131: Live From SXSW  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey host a live discussion on the latest trends in the film industry and the must-see movies being premiered at SXSW (0:30). They also take audience questions about the shifting landscape of media and entertainment (34:20).

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Ep. 130: Interview With Gareth David of Los Campesinos!  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald sit down with Gareth David of Los Campesinos! to discuss the band's new album, 'Sick Scenes,' (1:50) and what it's like working in the music industry while holding down a day job (16:45).

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Ep. 129: ‘Logan,’ ‘The Good Fight,’ ‘Billions,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion analyse why ‘Logan’ (1:50) worked and what other future superhero films could learn from it. Then, TV writer Alison Herman stops by to discuss ‘The Good Fight’, ‘Billions’ (24:30) and ‘Big Little Lies’ (34:00).

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Ep. 128: 'Get Out,' 'Logan,' and Other Movies With K. Austin Collins  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and K. Austin Collins discuss the movies they’re most excited about right now, starting with the hit new film ‘Get Out’ (1:50). Later, they discuss 'Logan' (19:00), The Lost City of Z' (30:05), 'Kong: Skull Island' (37:00), 'Alien: Covenant' (42:15), and more.

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Ep. 127: Full Interview With Lena Dunham of 'Girls'  

The Ringer's Andy Greenwald sits down one-on-one with Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's 'Girls,' to talk about the show's final season and the process of making her Emmy Award–winning show (2:00), the gray areas of the latest episode, "American Bitch" (10:15), and what she plans to do next (43:45). Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.

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Ep. 126: Lena Dunham on 'Girls' Episode "American Bitch"  

Andy Greenwald sits down with Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's 'Girls,' to talk about "American Bitch," the astonishing episode that aired February 26. Disclosure: HBO is an initial investor in The Ringer.

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Ep. 125: The Oscars' Surprise Ending  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Amanda Dobbins react to and unpack the Oscars' shocking ending (1:30), the curious case of the envelope (30:10), and other noteworthy Oscar moments.

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Ep. 124: Guide to the Oscars  

The Oscars are upon us, and The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Sean Fennessey engage in a discussion that covers everything from front-runners 'La La Land' and 'Moonlight' (5:45) to Sean’s Oscar ballot (16:45). They wrap up by answering Oscar-related mailbag questions from listeners (30:07).

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Ep. 123: ‘The Young Pope,’ the TV Championship Belt, ‘Big Little Lies,’ and ‘Crashing’  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald unpack the experience of watching ‘The Young Pope’ (2:05), debate which show is most deserving of the "TV Championship Belt" (14:40), and discuss last night's premieres of ‘Big Little Lies’ (20:40) and ‘Crashing’ (35:50).

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Ep. 122: Interview With ‘One Day at a Time’ Showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss one of their favorite new shows, Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’ (0:45), before Andy sits down with its two showrunners, Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, to talk about making the show and rethinking the modern-day sitcom (10:41).

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Ep. 121: The Grammy Awards, 'Legion,' and 'Girls'  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the cultural importance of the Grammy Awards (1:00), Beyoncé’s performance (8:30), and Adele’s victory (10:33). Then they discuss ‘Legion’ and Andy’s experience working on the show (16:55) as well as the return of ‘Girls’ (33:08).

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Ep. 254: Looking at Pop Culture Through the Political Prism WIth Chuck Klosterman  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Who Won the Week (3:00) and Taboo (5:43) before they are joined by author and essayist Chuck Klosterman to talk about the state of pop culture and how assigning political meaning to it feels inescapable in the current climate (11:28).

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Ep. 119: The Super Bowl Commercials, Lady Gaga’s Halftime Performance, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2, and ‘24 Legacy’  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald rehash and break down the political undertones of this year's Super Bowl commercials (0:30) as well as Lady Gaga’s halftime show (7:29). They also discuss the TV and movie trailers that premiered during the Super Bowl, including Season 2 of ‘Stranger Things’ (17:35). They wrap with a review of ‘24 Legacy’ (31:53).

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Ep. 118: ‘The Crown,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ and Letters From Taboo Island  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald debate their picks for Who Won the Week (1:45) before reading another Letter From Taboo Island (12:05) and discussing ‘The Crown’ (16:15). Then Ringer TV critic Alison Herman stops by to catch the guys up on shows they aren’t watching, including ‘Riverdale’ (25:18), ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ (37:14), and the reboot of ‘Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events’ (43:30).

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Ep. 117: SAG Awards, 'Split,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘3 Mics’  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss the highlights of Sunday night’s SAG Awards (8:40), the ‘Stranger Things’ victory speech (12:10), and why ‘La La Land’ is a lock for the Oscars (21:05). Then they give a quick rundown of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ (24:55) before examining the social parallels of ‘The Young Pope’ (31:00) and the state of stand-up comedy through the lens of Neal Brennan’s new Netflix special ‘3 Mics’ (41:28).

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Ep. 116: The Mailbag Episode  

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald reveal ‘Who Won the Week’ (1:45) and read another letter from Taboo Island (8:45) before answering audience questions from the mailbag (16:22).

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