Watching the Americans

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Watching The Americans is a fan podcast dedicated to the FX show, The Americans. Send us in your thoughts about each episode by calling 919-907-0542 or emailing watchingtheamericans@gmail.com

Episode Date
WTA 130- Series Finale Roundtable!
2:01:57
Tovarishchi! After six amazing, incredible, and ultimately beautifully heartbreaking seasons, The Americans is done. There is so much richness in this show, and we want to take one last look at it all. To do so, we have our roundtable friends Kathleen (aka alternakat), Barb, Roland, & Chris to join the fun! We reflect on […]
Jun 13, 2018
WTA 129- START Bonus Feedback
1:44:19
The Americans, our collective passion for 6 years, has finally come to an end. And what an ending! No one dies, yet everyone suffers mightily. A fitting conclusion to one of the best television shows in the modern era! Of course we could go on and on about S06E10 “START”, which aired on May 30, […]
Jun 08, 2018
WTA 128- START Feedback
1:34:31
The Americans, our collective passion for 6 years, has finally come to an end. And what an ending! No one dies, yet everyone suffers mightily. A fitting conclusion to one of the best television shows in the modern era! Of course we could go on and on about S06E10 “START”, which aired on May 30, […]
Jun 05, 2018
WTA 127- Season 6 Episode 10 START
1:19:26
The Americans, our collective passion for 6 years, has finally come to an end. And what an ending! No one dies, yet everyone suffers mightily. A fitting conclusion to one of the best television shows in the modern era! Of course we could go on and on about S06E10 “START”, which aired on May 30, […]
Jun 04, 2018
WTA 126- The Americans Series Finale Party and Aftermath Discussion!
1:12:11
It was a gathering, a party (not communist exactly!), and a little bit of our The Americans community together at the end. The bitter and the sweet mingled as we ground our teeth, yelled out, and shed a few tears as the best show on TV came to its brilliant conclusion. Join us as the […]
Jun 03, 2018
WTA 125- Kelly AuCoin Interview
1:06:51
What can we say about the awesomeness that is our friend Kelly AuCoin? He got us started as our very first interviewee and then connected us with other with people working on The Americans! So who better to be the last of our series? Kelly shares his thoughts about Pastor Tim’s appearance this week, his […]
May 30, 2018
WTA 124- Jennings, Elizabeth Feedback
1:44:48
Could we be any more tense than we were this week? Could we have yelled at the TV any more? Could Philip be The Flash in an alternate universe? Well, The Americans universe is imploding, more characters are dying, and we are freaked out and exhausted by the end of S06E09 “Jennings, Elizabeth”! The penultimate […]
May 29, 2018
WTA 123- Season 6 Episode 9 Jennings, Elizabeth
1:31:12
Could we be any more tense than we were this week? Could we have yelled at the TV any more? Could Philip be The Flash in an alternate universe? Well, The Americans universe is imploding, more characters are dying, and we are freaked out and exhausted by the end of S06E09 “Jennings, Elizabeth”! The penultimate […]
May 27, 2018
WTA 122- Feedback for The Summit
1:42:40
The end is nigh and the deck is clearing! So this week we have some major unexpected revelations from the start! Shocking twists! A mercy killing! A not killing! Has Philip finally gotten through to the human being in Elizabeth? Are they done for? And Claudia is evil. Again! So much to digest in a […]
May 22, 2018
WTA 121- Season 6 Episode 8 The Summit
1:15:20
The end is nigh and the deck is clearing! So this week we have some major unexpected revelations from the start! Shocking twists! A mercy killing! A not killing! Has Philip finally gotten through to the human being in Elizabeth? Are they done for? And Claudia is evil. Again! So much to digest in a […]
May 21, 2018
WTA 120- Feedback for Harvest
1:31:17
You knew we had to have at least one more gruesome spy thing, didn’t you? Well we sure did this week, along with Stan’s spidey-sense kicking in, Dennis’s frustration, and Elizabeth remaining winless this season! At least Philip was there to prevent an even worse outcome. Plus: Harvest meets the scythe and Marilyn meets the […]
May 16, 2018
WTA 119- Season 6 Episode 7 Harvest
1:08:47
You knew we had to have at least one more gruesome spy thing, didn’t you? Well we sure did this week, along with Stan’s spidey-sense kicking in, Dennis’s frustration, and Elizabeth remaining winless this season! At least Philip was there to prevent an even worse outcome. Plus: Harvest meets the scythe and Marilyn meets the […]
May 14, 2018
WTA 118- Feedback for Rififi
1:37:06
It has taken almost six seasons, and now Henry finally takes center stage! Maybe the only reason he isn’t completely messed up is because the family left him alone all this time! It’s Thanksgiving and we see almost everyone left back together for a meal at the Beemans! Things are starting to look dicey for […]
May 09, 2018
WTA 117- Season 6 Episode 6 Rififi
1:13:58
It has taken almost six seasons, and now Henry finally takes center stage! Maybe the only reason he isn’t completely messed up is because the family left him alone all this time! It’s Thanksgiving and we see almost everyone left back together for a meal at the Beemans! Things are starting to look dicey for […]
May 07, 2018
WTA 116- Feedback for The Great Patriotic War
1:25:54
This is probably the first time since the death of Nina that we were left completely speechless by an episode of The Americans! Things are really coming apart at the seams, in every sense in every relationship, from Gennadi and Sofia to Paige, Elizabeth and Philip. We got a surprising and bitter return of Tatiana […]
May 02, 2018
WTA 115- Season 6 Episode 5 The Great Patriotic War
1:14:34
This is probably the first time since the death of Nina that we were left completely speechless by an episode of The Americans! Things are really coming apart at the seams, in every sense in every relationship, from Gennadi and Sofia to Paige, Elizabeth and Philip. We got a surprising and bitter return of Tatiana […]
Apr 30, 2018
WTA 114- Feedback for Mr. and Mrs. Teacup
1:33:33
We thought last week was the most depressing episode yet of The Americans. Well, we were wrong! Nothing goes right this week, from travel agency finances and fancy school payments to sensor heists to trips to watch a World Series Game 6! And Philip can’t even get a snuggle from Elizabeth! Sadness abounds in The […]
Apr 25, 2018
WTA 113- Season 6 Episode 4 Mr. and Mrs. Teacup
1:08:08
We thought last week was the most depressing episode yet of The Americans. Well, we were wrong! Nothing goes right this week, from travel agency finances and fancy school payments to sensor heists to trips to watch a World Series Game 6! And Philip can’t even get a snuggle from Elizabeth! Sadness abounds in The […]
Apr 23, 2018
WTA 112- Feedback for Urban Transport Planning
1:34:20
Can Philip have a sadder face? He outdoes himself this week! Plus, Elizabeth gets to kill someone. Wha? And the Oleg-Stan bromance recommences! It awaits us in The Americans Season 6 Episode 3 “Urban Transport Planning” which aired April 11, 2018. It was written by Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Dan Attias. This is […]
Apr 18, 2018
WTA 111- Season 6 Episode 3 Urban Transport Planning
1:17:41
Can Philip have a sadder face? He outdoes himself this week! Plus, Elizabeth gets to kill someone. Wha? And the Oleg-Stan bromance recommences! It awaits us in The Americans Season 6 Episode 3 “Urban Transport Planning” which aired April 11, 2018. It was written by Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Dan Attias. This is […]
Apr 16, 2018
WTA 110- Feedback for Tchaikovsky
1:03:18
The fast-paced opening of Season 6 shifts into a more deliberate and devolving state for poor overworked Elizabeth! Philip loses a client, and Paige gets musical! We also get Stan: marriage counselor? Plus: FBI Mailbot makes his triumphant return! It’s all in The Americans Season 6 Episode 2 “Tchaikovsky” which aired April 4, 2018. It […]
Apr 11, 2018
WTA 109- Season 6 Episode 2 Tchaikovsky
1:14:43
The fast-paced opening of Season 6 shifts into a more deliberate and devolving state for poor overworked Elizabeth! Philip loses a client, and Paige gets musical! We also get Stan: marriage counselor? Plus: FBI Mailbot makes his triumphant return! It’s all in The Americans Season 6 Episode 2 “Tchaikovsky” which aired April 4, 2018. It […]
Apr 09, 2018
WTA 108- Katie Irish Interview
55:33
Season 6 of The Americans is finally here! What are the Jennings wearing? Katie Irish, Costume Designer for the show knows all! Katie returns to answer our questions about the costumes in Season 6, fashion in the 1980s, and more! And of course she answers your wardrobe questions! We love to hear your thoughts about […]
Apr 06, 2018
WTA 107- Feedback For Dead Hand
1:07:29
And so it begins…the last Season of The Americans! What a debut for us this week – we jump back to the future three years and enter a world familiar yet changed. We check in with the gang – Stan & Dennis, Oleg, and of course the Jennings. Plus we have surprising returns including Claudia […]
Apr 04, 2018
WTA 106- Season 6 Episode 1 Dead Hand
1:19:42
And so it begins…the last Season of The Americans! What a debut for us this week – we jump back to the future three years and enter a world familiar yet changed. We check in with the gang – Stan & Dennis, Oleg, and of course the Jennings. Plus we have surprising returns including Claudia […]
Apr 02, 2018
WTA 105- Seasons 4-6 Roundtable!
1:33:38
Tovarischi! The debut of the final season of The Americans is here at long last! Before we start our regular shows, we have finished our rewatch of the entire series and asked some of our long-term audio contributors to help us break down Seasons 4 and 5 and speculate about Season 6! Joining us this […]
Mar 29, 2018
WTA 104- Kelly AuCoin Interview
56:01
We are getting so close to the debut of the last season of The Americans, tovarischi! To prepare, we reached out to the man who gave us our first interview, our good friend Kelly AuCoin aka Pastor Tim! Kelly reveals nothing (don’t worry J’s!) about Season 6, and he does so in such entertaining fashion […]
Mar 28, 2018
WTA 103- Seasons 1-3 Roundtable!
1:39:03
Tovarischi! We are closing in on the debut of the final season of The Americans! So we started a rewatch of the entire series and asked some of our long-term audio contributors to help us break down Seasons 1-3! Joining us this time are our friends and co-hosts Kathleen (aka alternakat), Roland, & Chris who […]
Feb 22, 2018
WTA 102- James Heinzen Interview
49:29
This hiatus is unbearable tovarischi! To help tide you over we have a surprise for you: an interview with modern Russia scholar Professor James Heinzen from Rowan University! Jim talks with us about his background, how he got interested in the USSR, his time in the Soviet Union, and how amazingly realistic the portrayal of […]
Sep 12, 2017
WTA 101- Season 5 Roundtable!
1:37:27
Well, this season of The Americans generated so much chatter that we feel we must add to the noise! Who better than our crack panel of experts! We gather at the roundtable with our friends and co-hosts Kathleen (aka alternakat), Roland, Barb & Chris to break down fave moments, theories, music and scenes, plus the […]
Jun 15, 2017
WTA 100- Kelly AuCoin Interview
51:53
Can you believe we turn 100 this week with The Americans, tovarischi? Us neither! Who better to celebrate this milestone with us than the man who started our interviewing adventures, our good friend Kelly AuCoin aka Pastor Tim! Kelly chats up Season 5, the latest on the Tims, his take on the show as a […]
Jun 07, 2017
WTA 99- Feedback for The Soviet Division
1:48:07
What a gripping ending to the penultimate season of The Americans! We start out with a bloody mess, get a beautiful moment in Moscow, check in with many of our characters, and wind up ever more tortured with Philip and Elizabeth and an uncertain future! This was all in Season 5 Episode 13 “The Soviet […]
Jun 04, 2017
WTA 98- Season 5 Episode 13 The Soviet Division
1:23:20
What a gripping ending to the penultimate season of The Americans! We start out with a bloody mess, get a beautiful moment in Moscow, check in with many of our characters, and wind up ever more tortured with Philip and Elizabeth and an uncertain future! This was all in Season 5 Episode 13 “The Soviet […]
Jun 02, 2017
WTA 97- Feedback for The World Council of Churches
1:37:53
It’s the penultimate episode of the penultimate season, so the J’s threw everything plus the kitchen sink at us! Oleg, the PGU, and the Burovs! Stan, Dennis and Sofia! Poor Pasha and Tuan! Paige, Henry, Philip and Elizabeth! Mischa and his unknown kind family! And the beloved Pastor Tim! Stay with us because there is […]
May 28, 2017
WTA 96- Season 5 Episode 12 The World Council of Churches
1:22:05
It’s the penultimate episode of the penultimate season, so the J’s threw everything plus the kitchen sink at us! Oleg, the PGU, and the Burovs! Stan, Dennis and Sofia! Poor Pasha and Tuan! Paige, Henry, Philip and Elizabeth! Mischa and his unknown kind family! And the beloved Pastor Tim! Stay with us because there is […]
May 27, 2017
WTA 95- Feedback for Dyatkovo
1:22:06
Action? You want action? Elizabeth and Philip deliver the mayhem this week for sure! Plus: the triumphant return of the beloved FBI Mailbot! And we have our friend and special guest host Barb Rankin to boot! It’s The Americans Season 5 Episode 11 “Dyatkovo” which aired May 16, 2017. It was written by Joshua Brand […]
May 21, 2017
WTA 94- Season 5 Episode 11 Dyatkovo
1:25:05
Action? You want action? Elizabeth and Philip deliver the mayhem this week for sure! Plus: the triumphant return of the beloved FBI Mailbot! And we have our friend and special guest host Barb Rankin to boot! It’s The Americans Season 5 Episode 11 “Dyatkovo” which aired May 16, 2017. It was written by Joshua Brand […]
May 19, 2017
WTA 93- Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields Interview
24:34
We did it! We obtained a bigger interview than either the KGB or FBI could muster – The Americans showrunners Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields! They join us live via satellite to discuss many aspects of the show, cagily evade any hint of spoilers, and answer many listener questions!  Plus, we ask them a question […]
May 16, 2017
WTA 92- Feedback for Darkroom
1:19:37
Quiet family dinners in Moscow, hockey player boyfriends, lies and a wedding! All this and more await us in The Americans Season 5 Episode 10 “Darkroom” which aired May 9, 2017. It was written by Stephen Schiff and was directed by Sylvain White. This is Episode 92 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, and […]
May 15, 2017
WTA 91- Season 5 Episode 10 Darkroom
1:31:30
Quiet family dinners in Moscow, hockey player boyfriends, lies and a wedding! All this and more await us in The Americans Season 5 Episode 10 “Darkroom” which aired May 9, 2017. It was written by Stephen Schiff and was directed by Sylvain White. This is Episode 91 and contains the news and our episode breakdown […]
May 12, 2017
WTA 90- Feedback for IHOP
1:08:01
The slow burn of season 5 is really heating up! Henry off to boarding school? Oleg under fire? What will Stan do now? Is Tuan really calling home? And where is Paige? Plus: Martha and Gabriel! We are all eating pancakes and talking about The Americans Season 5 Episode 9 “IHOP” which aired May 2, […]
May 08, 2017
WTA 89- Season 5 Episode 9 IHOP
1:25:44
The slow burn of season 5 is really heating up! Henry off to boarding school? Oleg under fire? What will Stan do now? Is Tuan really calling home? And where is Paige? Plus: Martha and Gabriel! We are all eating pancakes and talking about The Americans Season 5 Episode 9 “IHOP” which aired May 2, […]
May 06, 2017
WTA 88- Feedback for Immersion
1:08:02
Claudia? Oh no! Oh yes! Our favorite (haha!) handler is back and so are we, talking about The Americans Season 5 Episode 8 “Immersion” which aired April 25, 2017. It was written by Tracey Scott Wilson and was directed by Kevin Bray. This is Episode 88 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback […]
Apr 30, 2017
WTA 87- Season 5 Episode 8 Immersion
1:16:22
Claudia? Oh no! Oh yes! Our favorite (haha!) handler is back and so are we, talking about The Americans Season 5 Episode 8 “Immersion” which aired April 25, 2017. It was written by Tracey Scott Wilson and was directed by Kevin Bray. This is Episode 87 and contains the news and our episode breakdown and […]
Apr 29, 2017
WTA 86- Feedback for The Committee on Human Rights
55:57
So it looks like Gabriel is really gone. What about Matthew? And what about Paige’s future? Whoa! Plus our friend Kathleen joins us! We are of course discussing The Americans Season 5 Episode 7 entitled “The Committee on Human Rights, and it aired April 18, 2017. It was written by Hilary Bettis and was directed […]
Apr 23, 2017
WTA 85- Season 5 Episode 7 The Committee on Human Rights
1:27:45
So it looks like Gabriel is really gone. What about Matthew? And what about Paige’s future? Whoa! Plus our friend Kathleen joins us! We are of course discussing The Americans Season 5 Episode 7 entitled “The Committee on Human Rights,” and it aired April 18, 2017. It was written by Hilary Bettis and was directed […]
Apr 21, 2017
WTA 84- Feedback for Crossbreed
1:07:55
Gabe leaving? Mischa gone? Stan and Dennis with a win? Detective Oleg? Paige and Marx and…Gabe? Minds are blown all across America with The Americans Season 5 Episode 6 entitled “Crossbreed”! It aired April 11, 2017, was written by Stephen Schiff, and was directed by Roxann Dawson. This is Episode 84 and contains our history, […]
Apr 17, 2017
WTA 83- Season 5 Episode 6 Crossbreed
1:11:50
Gabe leaving? Mischa gone? Stan and Dennis with a win? Detective Oleg? Paige and Marx and…Gabe? Minds are blown all across America with The Americans Season 5 Episode 6 entitled “Crossbreed”! It aired April 11, 2017, was written by Stephen Schiff, and was directed by Roxann Dawson. This is Episode 83 and contains the news […]
Apr 15, 2017
WTA 82- Feedback for Lotus 1-2-3
1:15:07
Who knew that spreadsheets and lovemaking go together so great? Philip sure does now after Season 5 Episode 5 of The Americans entitled “Lotus 1-2-3”! It aired April 4, 2017, was written by Joshua Brand, and directed by Noah Emmerich. This is Episode 82 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments. Please […]
Apr 09, 2017
WTA 81- Season 5 Episode 5 Lotus 1-2-3
1:22:47
Who knew that spreadsheets and lovemaking go together so great? Philip sure does now after Season 5 Episode 5 of The Americans entitled “Lotus 1-2-3”! It aired April 4, 2017, was written by Joshua Brand, and directed by Noah Emmerich. This is Episode 81 and contains the news and our episode breakdown and analysis. To […]
Apr 07, 2017
WTA 80- Feedback for What’s the Matter with Kansas
1:02:50
Does anyone know “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” We do, now that we have seen that very episode of The Americans! It’s Season 5 Episode 4 and it aired March 28, 2017! This episode was written by Gwyneth Horder-Payton and directed by Peter Ackerman. This is Episode 80 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, […]
Apr 03, 2017
WTA 79- Season 5 Episode 4 What’s the Matter with Kansas?
1:20:31
Does anyone know “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” We do, now that we have seen that very episode of The Americans! It’s Season 5 Episode 4 and it aired March 28, 2017! This episode was written by Gwyneth Horder-Payton and directed by Peter Ackerman. This is Episode 79 and contains the news and our episode […]
Mar 31, 2017
WTA 78- Feedback for The Midges
1:04:54
Anyone got a midge-swatter? We need one this week for The Americans Season 5 Episode 3 “The Midges” that aired March 21, 2017! It was written by Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Stefan Schwartz. This is Episode 78 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments. Please check out Episode 77 to […]
Mar 26, 2017
WTA 77- Season 5 Episode 3 The Midges
1:11:36
Anyone got a midge-swatter? We need one this week for The Americans Season 5 Episode 3 “The Midges” that aired March 21, 2017! It was written by Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Stefan Schwartz. This is Episode 77 and contains the news and our episode breakdown and analysis. To hear our history, tech of […]
Mar 25, 2017
WTA 76- Feedback for Pests
1:06:45
What sort of creatures could be bugging Philip and Elizabeth and Soviet grain? We get a tease in this week’s The Americans Season 5 Episode 2 “Pests” that aired March 14, 2017! It was written by showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and directed by Chris Long. This is Episode 76 and contains our history, […]
Mar 19, 2017
WTA 75- Season 5 Episode 2 Pests
1:14:47
What sort of creatures could be bugging Philip and Elizabeth and Soviet grain? We get a tease in this week’s The Americans Season 5 Episode 2 “Pests” that aired March 14, 2017! It was written by showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and directed by Chris Long. This is Episode 75 and contains the news […]
Mar 17, 2017
WTA 74- Feedback for Amber Waves
47:02
At last we have new episodes of The Americans! Season 5 has begun and what a terrific debut! Hear all about it as we dive into Season 1 Episode 1 “Amber Waves” that aired March 7, 2017. It was written by showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and directed by Chris Long. This is Episode […]
Mar 12, 2017
WTA 73- Season 5 Episode 1 Amber Waves
1:11:42
At last we have new episodes of The Americans! Season 5 has begun and what a terrific debut! Hear all about it as we dive into Season 1 Episode 1 “Amber Waves” that aired March 7, 2017. It was written by showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and directed by Chris Long. This is Episode […]
Mar 11, 2017
WTA 72- Kelly AuCoin Interview!
1:06:38
It’s time! Time for the return of The Americans, and that means time for our friend Kelly AuCoin to officially ring in Season 5 with us! Kelly joins us via satellite from NYC and lets us know all about his latest projects, and then he deftly dodges all our questions about what to expect for […]
Mar 08, 2017
WTA 71- Season 5 Precap with Alternakat!
1:24:55
It’s less than a week away – Season 5 of The Americans! After breaking down the episodes from Season 4, it’s time to pull out our crystal ball and precap what could be coming this year! And who better to join our speculations and discussion than our good friend Kathleen, aka Alternakat! We dig deep […]
Mar 03, 2017
WTA 70- The Americans Season 4 Review
1:22:59
At long last tovarischi, the return of The Americans is upon us! And you know we have to go back to all that happened last season to be ready for the mayhem to come! We break down each and every episode of Season 4 and offer our thoughts about what we have seen and what […]
Mar 01, 2017
WTA 69- Costume Designer Katie Irish Interview
36:02
Season 5 of The Americans is coming! What will the Jennings be wearing? We know one woman knows: Katie Irish, Costume Designer for the show! Katie joins us and talks about how she got in the business, what drew her to costume design, and she gives us an in-depth behind the scenes look at what […]
Jan 20, 2017
WTA 68- Kelly AuCoin Interview
54:24
Kelly is back! We love to hear your thoughts about The Americans so please send them to us! You can email text or audio feedback to watchingtheamericans@gmail.com or signal us (we have replaced the operator!) at 919-907-0542. Follow us on Twitter @WatchAmericans. Please like us on our Facebook page Watching The Americans. And if you […]
Jul 21, 2016
WTA 67- Vera Cherny Interview
1:14:02
It has finally happened – #TeamKGB finally joins us through our friend Vera Cherny aka Tatiana Evgenyevna! Well, not exactly joins us, but sits for an interview! Vera talks about coming to America, her time at the Actor’s Studio, and her wonderful experiences on The Americans! Is Tatiana in love with Oleg? Do the folks […]
Jul 06, 2016
WTA 66- The Americans Season 4 Review
1:47:52
Well, that was an AMAZING season of TV, wasn’t it? The Americans just gets better and richer each year, and Season 4 ranks as one of the best of any TV show in recent memory! It was so good we had to break it down with the big events and our thoughts on the characters […]
Jun 28, 2016
WTA 65- Feedback For Persona Non Grata
1:27:15
As this has been the best season yet of the Best Show on TelevisionTM we expected more of the finale than ever before! Did it deliver the goods? You will find out our thoughts on The Americans thrilling Season 4 Episode 13 “Persona Non Grata” that aired June 8, 2016. It was written by showrunners […]
Jun 14, 2016
WTA 64- Season 4 Episode 13 Persona Non Grata
1:22:56
As this has been the best season yet of the Best Show on TelevisionTM we expected more of the finale than ever before! Did it deliver the goods? You will find out our thoughts on The Americans thrilling Season 4 Episode 13 “Persona Non Grata” that aired June 8, 2016. It was written by showrunners […]
Jun 13, 2016
WTA 63- Feedback For A Roy Rogers in Franconia
1:27:17
Paige has summed everything going on this week with one perfect word: “great.” Not how she means it though! It was yet another amazing episode, with repercussions of murder, surprising encounters, and stupendous reveals! All that in The Americans in Season 4 Episode 12 “A Roy Rogers in Franconia” that aired June 1, 2016. It […]
Jun 07, 2016
WTA 62- Season 4 Episode 12 A Roy Rogers in Franconia
1:18:27
Paige has summed everything going on this week with one perfect word: “great.” Not how she means it though! It was yet another amazing episode, with repercussions of murder, surprising encounters, and stupendous reveals! All that in The Americans in Season 4 Episode 12 “A Roy Rogers in Franconia” that aired June 1, 2016. It […]
Jun 06, 2016
WTA 61- Rob Yang Interview
1:08:30
Sometimes a new actor joins a show and makes an immediate impact! Rob Yang has done just that as Don Seong, the target of Elizabeth and the KGB in Season 4 of The Americans! Rob joins us from the West Coast and talks about being a fan of the show, getting the role of Don, […]
Jun 03, 2016
WTA 60- Suzy Jane Hunt Interview
43:31
It took a couple of seasons to finally see Alice shine, and man was the wait worth it! We get to talk to her alter ego aka Suzy Jane Hunt about her role on The Americans, in particular the most recent episodes “Dinner for Seven” and her standout episode “Munchkins”. Suzy joins us from a […]
Jun 01, 2016
WTA 59- Feedback for Dinner for Seven
1:05:08
Hey Paige, that thing we told you about not hurting people? Well, about that…Were you not floored this week, again? We sure were, what with that big dinner at the Jennings house to Patty’s “demise” and poor Don and Young Hee. Plus, Alice and Pastor Tim! What a showing by The Americans in Season 4 […]
May 31, 2016
WTA 58- Season 4 Episode 11 Dinner for Seven
1:13:50
Hey Paige, that thing we told you about not hurting people? Well, about that…Were you not floored this week, again? We sure were, what with that big dinner at the Jennings house to Patty’s “demise” and poor Don and Young Hee. Plus, Alice and Pastor Tim! What a showing by The Americans in Season 4 […]
May 30, 2016
WTA 57- Feedback for Munchkins
1:22:30
Well, we totally didn’t see much of this coming on The Americans this week! From Alice’s rage to poor Agent Gaad, we were absolutely flabbergasted! It’s Season 4 Episode 10, and it aired May 18, 2016. It was written by Peter Ackerman and directed by Steph Green. This is Episode 57 and contains our history, […]
May 24, 2016
WTA 56- Season 4 Episode 10 Munchkins
1:46:03
Well, we totally didn’t see much of this coming on The Americans this week! From Alice’s rage to poor Agent Gaad, we were absolutely flabbergasted! It’s Season 4 Episode 10, and it aired May 18, 2016. It was written by Peter Ackerman and directed by Steph Green. This is Episode 56 and contains the news […]
May 23, 2016
WTA 55- Feedback for The Day After
1:03:15
What could bring the Russians and Americans together for a couple of hours? Why, if it’s the Fall of 1983 it’s the TV movie “The Day After”, which is also the title of this week’s The Americans! This is Season 4 Episode 9, and it aired May 11, 2016. It was written by Tracey Scott […]
May 17, 2016
WTA 54- Season 4 Episode 9 The Day After
1:08:37
What could bring the Russians and Americans together for a couple of hours? Why, if it’s fall of 1983 it’s the TV movie “The Day After”, which is also the title of this week’s The Americans! This is Season 4 Episode 9, and it aired May 11, 2016. It was written by Tracey Scott Wilson […]
May 16, 2016
WTA 53- Alison Wright Interview
42:29
Season 4 of The Americans has had the most intense story yet, and Martha Hanson is at the center of it all! So it’s a perfect time to talk with the incomparable Alison Wright about her amazing performance that has won raves from critics and fans alike. We go over Season 4 and Martha’s choices […]
May 11, 2016
WTA 52- Feedback for The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears
1:01:53
What an emotional plane ride this week for Martha as we fly 7 months into the future! This week we are talking The Americans Season 4 Episode 8 “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears”, which aired May 4, 2016. It was written by Stephen Schiff and directed by series star […]
May 10, 2016
WTA 51- Season 4 Episode 8 The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears
1:20:15
What an emotional plane ride this week for Martha as we fly 7 months into the future! This week we are talking The Americans Season 4 Episode 8 “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears”, which aired May 4, 2016. It was written by Stephen Schiff and directed by series star […]
May 09, 2016
WTA 50- Feedback for Travel Agents
1:20:47
Do you really want to use these people for your travel agents, Martha? We think maybe not, and many of you agree! This week we are talking all about The Americans Season 4 Episode 7 “Travel Agents”, which aired April 27, 2016. It was written by Tanya Barfield and directed by Dan Attias. This is […]
May 03, 2016
WTA 49- Season 4 Episode 7 Travel Agents
1:13:25
Oh Martha, can this get any worse? And you Gaad, what are you going to do? In perhaps one of the series finest episodes, we end up asking these questions and more! This week we are talking all about The Americans Season 4 Episode 7 “Travel Agents”, which aired April 27, 2016. It was written […]
May 02, 2016
WTA 48- Feedback for The Rat
1:12:36
Who is the rat in this episode? You are going to have to listen to us break it down, along with your help! We are breaking this into two episodes once again, and we will continue doing two eps for the rest of the season! This is Episode 48 and contains our history, tech of […]
Apr 26, 2016
WTA 47- Season 4 Episode 6 The Rat
1:00:02
Who is the rat in this episode? You are going to have to listen to us break it down, along with your help! We are breaking this into two episodes once again, and we will continue doing two eps for the rest of the season! This is Episode 47 and contains the news and our […]
Apr 25, 2016
WTA 46- Brandon J. Dirden Interview
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Almost halfway through the fourth season of The Americans, Agent Dennis Aderholt, aka actor/director Brandon J. Dirden, has taken a more prominent role. Through nefarious means, we were able to spirit Brandon to an undisclosed location and interrogate him to find out exactly what he knows about what is going on! We talk with him […]
Apr 21, 2016
WTA 45- Feedback for Clark’s Place
58:01
We finally get an episode where the title matches the content! It was so riveting that we got an amazing amount of feedback, and so we are splitting our show into two parts again! This is Episode 45 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments. Please check out Episode 44 to get […]
Apr 19, 2016
WTA 44- Season 4 Episode 5 Clark’s Place
1:10:09
We finally get an episode where the title matches the content! This episode was so riveting that we got an amazing amount of feedback, and so we are splitting our show into two parts again! This is Episode 44 and contains the news and our episode breakdown and analysis. To hear our history, tech of […]
Apr 18, 2016
WTA 43- Feedback for Chloramphenicol
1:03:48
Holy Toledo y’all – The Americans was absolutely riveting up until the last shot! There is so much in this week’s episode that we split our show into two parts! This is Episode 43 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments. Please check out Episode 42 to get the news and our […]
Apr 12, 2016
WTA 42- Season 4 Episode 4 Chloramphenicol
1:30:20
Holy Toledo y’all – The Americans was absolutely riveting up until the last shot! There is so much in this week’s episode that we split our show into two parts! Episode 42 presents the news and our episode breakdown and analysis, and Episode 43 will contain our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments. With […]
Apr 11, 2016
WTA 41- Season 4 Episode 3 Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow
1:47:43
Are we going to Epcot this week? Not exactly! Though we might just be needing a vaccine after this week’s The Americans! It’s Season 4 Episode 3 “Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow”, which aired March 30, 2016, which was written by Stephen Schiff and directed by Kevin Dowling. For your news pleasure, we have some […]
Apr 04, 2016
WTA 40- Season 4 Episode 2 Pastor Tim
1:41:30
Holy cats is The Americans is off to an amazing start! The tension is unbearable in Season 4 Episode 2 entitled “Pastor Tim”, which aired March 23, 2016, was written by executive producers Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg, and directed by Chris Long! Two really cool news items start the show this week. First up […]
Mar 28, 2016
WTA 39- Season 4 Episode 1 Glanders
1:30:46
At long last, Season 4 of the best show on television aka “The Americans” is here! It’s an incredible debut entitled “Glanders”, it aired March 16, 2016, was written by executive producers Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg, and was directed by Thomas Schlamme! We have a couple of great news items to begin this week! […]
Mar 21, 2016
WTA 38- Kelly AuCoin Season 4 Pregame Interview!
1:02:06
With only days to go until the debut of “The Americans” fourth season, we were able through illegals’ means to “invite” Kelly AuCoin, aka “Pastor Tim” to chat with us about the upcoming season! Kelly talks about working on the new episodes, attending the gala premiere party, and reveals what little he can without being […]
Mar 16, 2016
WTA 37- The Americans Season 3 in Review Part 2
1:32:19
It’s almost time for the start of another amazing season of the best show on TV, “The Americans”! And as we love to do each year, we take time to break down every episode of Season 3 to get our minds in the game! Plus we have a treat to up the ante – our […]
Mar 13, 2016
WTA 36- The Americans Season 3 in Review Part 1
1:24:48
It’s almost time for the start of another amazing season of the best show on TV, “The Americans”! And as we love to do each year, we take time to break down every episode of Season 3 to get our minds in the game! Plus we have a treat to up the ante – our […]
Mar 10, 2016
WTA 35- Comparison of The Americans and Deutschland 83
1:04:31
Hey everyone! It’s been a LONG hiatus since The Americans Season 4 debut isn’t until March 16th, and to help get us in the groove we have a new show for you! This time we are doing a comparison/contrast between The Americans, the German TV show Deutschland 83, and the Tom Hanks film Bridge of […]
Jan 29, 2016
WTA 34- Interview with Alison Wright
44:00
It’s end of season special time! And we have brought back the amazing Alison Wright aka Martha Hanson to recap Martha’s incredible character arc! We also have our good friend and frequent contributor Kathleen Lewis joining in for the fun. In our chat, we recap all the wild swings with Martha in Season 3, talk […]
May 18, 2015
WTA 33- Season 3 Episode 13 March 8, 1983
1:47:10
So many people have a bad day in the Season 3 finale of The Americans we can hardly keep track!  It’s Season 3 Episode 13 “March 8, 1983” written by Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields and directed by Daniel Sackheim. The original air date was April 22, 2015. Paige and Elizabeth journey to West Berlin […]
Apr 27, 2015
WTA 32-Season 3 Episode 12 I Am Abassin Zadran
1:38:09
Poor Martha and Paige! It’s their time to shine in The Americans’ Season 3 Episode 12 “I Am Abassin Zadran” written by Peter Ackerman & Stuart Zicherman and directed by Christopher Misiano. The original air date was April 15, 2015. Paige continues to angrily question her parents about her history and place in the world. […]
Apr 20, 2015
WTA 31-Interview with Alison Wright aka Martha Hanson
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What a surprise treat we have in store for you this week! Alison Wright aka Martha Hanson joins us for a terrific interview! She discusses acting, how she got the role of Martha and her approach to it, and she answers our questions about the character and last week’s monumental episode. Plus, she responds to […]
Apr 19, 2015
WTA 30-Season 3 Episode 11 One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov
1:32:21
This week’s episode of The Americans allows us to breathe a bit after last week’s shocking revelation. A bit! It is Season 3 Episode 11 entitled ”One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov” written by Stephen Schiff & Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Andrew Bernstein. The original air date was April 8, 2015. […]
Apr 13, 2015
WTA 29-Interview with Kelly AuCoin aka Pastor Tim
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We couldn’t resist, and he couldn’t say no to our request…Kelly AuCoin, aka “Pastor Tim” on “The Americans” is back with us in a special episode for you! After Philip and Elizabeth’s mind-blowing revelation to Paige last week, we checked back in with Kelly to find out the scoop on his performance in the episode, […]
Apr 08, 2015
WTA 28-Season 3 Episode 10 Stingers
1:48:09
This week’s episode of The Americans has to rank as the best of the season, and one of the best of the whole series so far! It is Season 3 Episode 10 entitled ”Stingers” written by showrunners Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg and directed by Larysa Kondracki. The original air date was April 1, 2015. […]
Apr 06, 2015
WTA 27-Season 3 Episode 9 Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep
1:34:00
We have a surprise for you this week! Our good friend Kathleen Lewis joins us as guest host for this week’s breakdown of The Americans latest episode entitled ”Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?”. It was written by Joshua Brand and directed by Stephen Williams. The original air date was March 25, 2015. In […]
Mar 30, 2015
WTA 26-Season 3 Episode 8 Divestment
1:24:57
We didn’t think it possible to be more uncomfortable with the doings on The Americans, but we are again! It happens in this week’s episode entitled ”Divestment”. It was written by Lara Shapiro and directed by Dan Attias. The original air date for the episode was March 18, 2015. This week the show begins just […]
Mar 23, 2015
WTA 25-Season 3 Episode 7 Walter Taffet
1:32:13
Action returns and joins incredible character moments in a brilliantly directed episode of the latest episode of The Americans entitled ”Walter Taffet”. It was written by Lara Shapiro and directed by Noah Emmerich. The original air date for the episode was March 11, 2015. The action really ramps up this week! We begin with Philip […]
Mar 16, 2015
WTA 24-Season 3 Episode 6 Born Again
1:29:28
It’s all about the characters this week on the latest episode of The Americans entitled ”Born Again”. It was written by Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Kevin Dowling. The original air date for the episode was March 4, 2015. Paige finally gets her baptism at the hands of Pastor Tim while Elizabeth and Philip […]
Mar 09, 2015
WTA 23-Season 3 Episode 5 Salang Pass
1:19:15
If you thought last week’s show was making you uncomfortable, this week’s episode of The Americans entitled ”Salang Pass” will double down on the discomfort level. It was written by Stephen Schiff and directed by Kevin Dowling. The original air date for the episode was February 25, 2015. In this episode, Philip struggles with his […]
Mar 02, 2015
WTA 22-Season 3 Episode 4 Dimebag
1:27:58
The writers will make sure you are very uncomfortable in this week’s episode 304 of The Americans entitled ”Dimebag”. It was written by Peter Ackerman and directed by Thomas Schlamme. The original air date for the episode was February 18, 2015. “Dimebag” is chock-full of tense moments. Philip and Elizabeth continue their debate about Paige’s […]
Feb 23, 2015
WTA 21-Season 3 Episode 3 Open House
1:22:51
Adventures in dentistry await you in this week’s all-new The Americans entitled ”Open House”. It was written by Stuart Zicherman and directed by Thomas Schlamme. The original air date for the episode was February 11, 2015. After the ratings news bummer last time, there is reason to feel better via Deadline with the DVR numbers […]
Feb 16, 2015
WTA 20-Season 3 Episode 2 Baggage
1:16:14
A crushing episode awaits you with this week’s all-new The Americans! ”Baggage” was written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, and directed by Daniel Sackheim. The original air date for the episode was February 4, 2015. After a great start for the season, the ratings news was surprising and disappointing. We check them via Headline […]
Feb 09, 2015
WTA 19-Season 3 Episode 1 EST Men
1:23:59
The Americans is back for Season 3! We begin with an astounding debut, “EST Men,” written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, and directed by Daniel Sackheim. The original air date for the episode was January 28, 2015. The news connects with the show yet again! We have a story from the New York Times […]
Feb 02, 2015
WTA 18- Interview with Kelly AuCoin aka “Pastor Tim”
36:48
We hope you are ready for a special treat! Live from Brooklyn, NY we have the amazing Kelly AuCoin, known to us all as “Pastor Tim” on The Americans! Kelly graciously took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about the role of Pastor Tim. He discusses his approach to the character, […]
Jan 28, 2015
WTA 17- Listener Feedback & Theories
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Season 3 is almost here and we are talking about it! We start off with some news about our favorite show. Forbes has a review stating that The Americans Remains FX’s Best Drama in Season Three, while Digital Spy reveals that The Americans should last for at least 5 seasons, according to FX’s boss, and […]
Jan 27, 2015
WTA 16- Season 2 in Review Plus DVD Extras
1:23:20
Watching the Americans Episode 16 provides a recap and discussion of Season 2 of FX’s show The Americans. In our discussion, we outline the big events in each episode from Season 2 and talk about our favorite moments and characters. We also look at the recently released DVD set and examine the deleted scenes and […]
Jan 19, 2015
WTA 15-The Americans Opening Credits
59:32
In this week’s Watching the Americans Episode 15, we present a special frame by frame analysis of the opening title sequence for Seasons 1 and 2 of The Americans. In our discussion, we take each frame of the opening and discuss the images presented, giving historical context for them and relating them to what we […]
Jun 03, 2014
WTA 14-Season 2 Episode 13 Echo
1:36:20
In this week’s Watching the Americans, we are amazed by the Season 2 finale of The Americans with Episode 13 “Echo.” This mind-blowing and very satisfying episode was written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and it was directed by Daniel Sackheim. The original air date was May 21, 2014. In the news, we recap […]
May 26, 2014
WTA 13-Season 2 Episode 12 Operation Chronicle
1:20:50
In this week’s exciting Watching the Americans, we decode The Americans Season 2 Episode 12 “Operation Chronicle.” This sad and thrilling episode was written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and it was directed by Andrew Bernstein. The original air date was May 14, 2014. In the news, we recap the latest ratings and once […]
May 19, 2014
WTA 12-Season 2 Episode 11 Stealth
1:20:50
In this week’s exciting Watching the Americans, we decode The Americans Season 2 Episode 11 “Stealth.” This dark episode was written by Joshua Brand and it was directed by Gregory Hoblit. The original air date was May 7, 2014. In the news, we review the latest ratings and dispute The Wire’s “Wig of the Week […]
May 12, 2014
WTA 11-Season 2 Episode 10 Yousaf
1:05:40
In this week’s all-new Watching the Americans, we analyze The Americans Season 2 episode 10 entitled “Yousaf.” This episode’s story was by Stephen Schiff and Stuart Zicherman, and it was directed by Stefan Schwartz. The original air date was April 30, 2014. In the news, we go over the latest ratings and The Wire’s feature […]
May 05, 2014
WTA 10-Season 2 Episode 9 Martial Eagle
1:15:25
In this week’s all-new Watching the Americans, we analyze The Americans Season 2 episode 9 entitled “Martial Eagle.” This episode’s story was by Oliver North & Tracey Scott Wilson, the teleplay was by Tracey Scott Wilson, and it was directed by Alik Sakharov. The original air date was April 23, 2014. In the news, we […]
Apr 27, 2014
WTA 09-Season 2 Episode 8 New Car
1:21:48
In this week’s all-new Watching the Americans, we analyze The Americans Season 2 episode 8 entitled “New Car.” This episode was written by Peter Ackerman and directed by John Dahl. The original air date was April 16, 2014. In the news, we discuss the exciting announcement of the renewal of The Americans for Season 3, […]
Apr 20, 2014
WTA 08-Season 2 Episode 7 ARPANET
59:05
In episode 8 of Watching the Americans we share our thoughts on The Americans season 2 episode 7 entitled, “ARPANET.”  “ARPANET” aired on April 9, 2014, was written by Joshua Brand, and was directed by Kevin Dowling. In our episode discussion of “ARPANET” we discuss all of the lying and Nina’s ability to beat the […]
Apr 14, 2014
WTA 07-Season 2 Episode 6 Behind the Red Door
59:47
In episode 7 of Watching the Americans we share our thoughts on The Americans season 2 episode 6 entitled, “Behind the Red Door.” “Behind the Red Door” aired on April 2, 2014, was written by Melissa James Gibson, and was directed by Charlotte Sieling. In this episode of Watching the Americans we share a news […]
Apr 08, 2014
WTA 06-Season 2 Episode 5 The Deal
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In episode 6 of Watching the Americans we share our thoughts on The Americans season 2 episode 5 entitled, “The Deal.” “The Deal” aired on March 26, 2014, was written by Angelina Burnett, and was directed by Dan Attias. We share our insights on the episode and talk about the exchange of Anton and the […]
Apr 01, 2014
WTA 05-Season 2 Episode 4 A Little Night Music
46:32
In episode 5 of Watching the Americans we share our thoughts on The Americans season 2 episode 4 entitled, “A Little Night Music.” “A Little Night Music” aired on March 19, 2014, was written by Stephen Schiff, and was directed by Lodge Karrigan. We share our thoughts on there possibly being a third party involved […]
Mar 25, 2014
WTA 04-Season 2 Episode 3 The Walk In
44:03
In episode 4 of Watching the Americans we share our thoughts on The Americans season 2 episode 3 entitled, “The Walk In.” “The Walk In” aired on March 12, 2014, was written by Stuart Zicherman, and was directed by Constantine Makris. We give a brief recap of “The Walk In,” talk about Paige’s visit to […]
Mar 24, 2014
WTA 03-Season 2 Episode 2 Cardinal
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In episode 3 of Watching the Americans we share our thoughts on The Americans season 2 episode 2 entitled, “Cardinal.” “Cardinal” aired on March 5, 2014, was written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, and was directed by Daniel Sackheim. We give a brief recap of “Cardinal”, talk about Oleg being a jerk, the KGB […]
Mar 24, 2014
WTA 02-Season 2 Episode 1 Comrades
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In episode 2 of Watching the Americans we share our thoughts on The Americans season 2 premiere entitled, “Comrades.” “Comrades” aired on February 26, 2014, was written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, and was directed by Thomas Schlamme. We give a brief recap of “Comrades” talk about what happened with Paige, Amelia, Sanford, Nina, […]
Mar 24, 2014
WTA 01-Season 1 Review
1:04:40
Welcome to Watching the Americans!  In our first episode we take a look back at the first season of The Americans and give a brief recap of each episode.  We also discuss our favorite moments of the season, what we want to see in season 2, and why we love The Americans and started this […]
Mar 22, 2014