Watching Westworld

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The ethics of creating artificially-intelligent machines is tricky business and it's quickly becoming our reality. How will society change to accommodate these new beings? Are they beings at all? And why do robots love milk so dang much?! Join us for a weekly, episodic recap laced with comedy, theories, and listener feedback as we dive deep into the important questions of HBO's new science fiction series, "Westworld".

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S04E08 - Que Será, Será
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Whether you’re mourning or celebrating this season, tune in for Jim and A.Ron’s lively discussion on the season finale. In the words of Dylan Thomas, we’re asking this show “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against what this new acquisition might do to you.” If it doesn’t get a season 5, just could consider this show on a recursive loop. This is the finale. Now is the time. Send us feedback at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
S04E08 - Que Será, Será - Instant Take
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Westworld was back, then it wasn’t, but we hope it’s coming back for season five! With questions both answered and unanswered, we’re parsing through the wreckage for new theories and discoveries. Join in and listen to the current understanding of Westworld, you know, before the next season upends all we believe to be true.  This is the finale. Now is the time. Send us feedback at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
S04E07 - Metanoia - Feedback
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Would living for eternity in a heaven inevitably turn into a hell? What’s intentional and what is just a misstep in the writing? Do hosts have real blood? Will Nolan and Joy Jeremy Bearimy their way out of this show? Tune in for these questions and more and perhaps hear your own theory discussed.  Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
S04E07 - Metanoia
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We’re pretty sure the show is messing with us. The answers that Metanoia gave us are confounding a majority of theorizers. As more and more theoretical outcomes are being crossed off of the list, we’re curious to see how this season of Westworld wraps up. Questions about Christina are always interesting, but can we please the notion that there might be horses in the sublime?  Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
S04E07 - Metanoia - Instant Take
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Metanoia? How about paranoia? Are there two timelines in a simulation of the world within the real world? Did that sentence give you a stroke? I lost a day off of my life typing that. With the show getting crazier, the theories are following suit. Tune in and go crazy with us.  Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
S04E06 - Fidelity - Feedback
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Craving more reasons to throw yourself in an existential crisis? Join Jim and A.Ron as they go through YOUR feedback and theories. Is there something deeper in the tower’s sound pattern? Why print so many Caleb bodies? Westworld is taking us on a journey more satisfying than seasons past, but will they stick the landing?  Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
S04E06 - Fidelity
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Yes, Westworld S04E06 "Fidelity" contains a ridiculous action scene, but it importantly recontextualizes some of the strange things we saw in previous episodes and serves up plenty of other scenes of interest that more than make this a good episode of Westworld. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
S04E06 - Fidelity - Instant Talk
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We’re in the “buckle up and don’t think about it too much” phase of this season. Lipstickgate makes a brief appearance. We get some answers about Caleb. But as it goes with Westworld, one answer leads to many more questions. Join us as we go through your questions and theories for this week’s episode, Fidelity.  Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
S04E05 - Zhuangzi - Feedback
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Gather ‘round fleshy humans, we’re going through YOUR feedback and theories. Is this all part of Ford’s scheme? Is the show using the Darth Vader plan? Is there a secret Morse code message in lipstick application? Can hosts anchor themselves in reality the same way humans can? And we have special feedback for our philosophy episode! Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
S04E05 - Zhuangzi
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Are we hosts dreaming that we’re human? Or are we humans dreaming that we’re hosts? Dive into the philosophical origins of the title of this episode. Jim comes around to A.Ron’s ascension theory based on evidence from this episode. We get some answers in this episode, but now we have more questions.  Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
S04E05 - Zhuangzi - Instant Take
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Westworld is hitting its stride in a big way. It felt good to finally get some answers to our burning questions, but now that the door has been kicked down, more questions are flooding in. Charlotte Hale is cementing her place as one of the greatest villains. We’ve done the philosophical research for you in this episode of Watching Westworld with philosopher Aaron Rabinowitz. Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
S04E04 - Generation Loss - Feedback
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How is the sublime capable of simulating the entire earth? Can a heaven become a hell? Has the simulation spread to the entire universe? Is it a tuna melt or a pastrami sandwich?? Are the host marbles symbolic wads of dung??? And Michele Boyd, who plays Temperance Armistice, writes to your favorite hosts. Tune in for answers and laughs with Jim and A.Ron in this feedback episode. Got thoughts and theories? Send a message to westworld@baldmove.com.  Club members are invited to the full experience of the Instant Talk on Sunday nights! If you want an invite to the party go to support.baldmove.com.  Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Freewill vs Determinism with Aaron Rabinowitz
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Today we're joined by Aaron Rabinowitz, lecturing philosopher at Rutgers, as well as host of the Embrace the Void and Philosophers in Space podcast. He's going to be talking to us today about the concepts of freewill vs determinism. Are humans on inescapable loops? Are we truly free to make our own decisions? If not, do our choices matter in any meaningful way? How do these philosophies impact social policies, economics, criminal justice, and more? And how does this connect to the themes of Westworld? If you're interested in hearing Aaron discuss these concepts with someone on more even intellectual footing, you may enjoy this video hosting a debate with Ben Burgis. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
S04E04 - Generation Loss
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What do Apple and Westworld have in common? Forced obsolescence. Dolores presses forward to a new world order with hordes of flies. Fire fights explode. Maeve gives Caleb something to fight for. All the while, hosts and humans are forced ever closer to extinction. Is the future flesh, or is the future flies? Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com. Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
S04E04 - Generation Loss - Instant Take
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New York may be a zoo for humans? How is that different from all the cities we have now? Embrace the existential crisis and join us as we discuss an episode that has us all reeling. We cover our observations along with your theories and questions in the Instant Talk. Tune in Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday for more Westworld!  Want your theory heard? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
S04E03 - Annees Folles - Feedback
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Join us for the Annees Folles feedback podcast to hear our thoughts on the latest theories and whatever else you want to talk about. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
S04E03 - Annees Folles
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Westworld feels like it's back to doing what it does best; giving us the answers while we try to figure out which questions we should be asking. Join us for the podcast as we get back to Bernard and find out a whole lot more about Temperance. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
S04E03 - Annees Folles - Instant Talk
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Bernard is back and it turns out all that dust that gathered on his head was just Rehoboam spice. Join us for the instant take / talk podcast where we give our first impressions of the episode and then answer listener questions from chat. If you were a Bald Move Club member, you'd see a video and a link to the live chat on this page. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
S04E02 - Well Enough Alone - Feedback
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Are you spotting smoke and decrypting parallels from previous seasons? Maybe you should work for the FBI. Let’s ponder the question “what makes a person”? What is the show trying to say about the meaning of being sentient and alive? And how many times are we going to go back and forth between deciding if this is real or a simulation? Grab a Methuselah sized bottle of wine and enjoy the wild theories in this episode.  Want your theory heard? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
S04E02 - Well Enough Alone
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The metaphors are coming down heavily with the use of the book My Father’s Dragon and the opera Don Giovanni. In a show where people who seem like they should be dead are alive, we can’t trust our own eyes. Does everything in this reality have an explanation, or are we watching an abstracted reality? Is Christina unconsciously carrying an encryption key? Join us as we discuss this and more theories in this episode breakdown. Got theories? Is your brain melting too? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com.  Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
S04E02 - Well Enough Alone - Instant Take
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Is it a simulation? Is it real life? Does your brain hurt yet? Hopefully any cranial discomfort is due to confusion and not black goo between your ears. We’ve got some theories on how this season is going to pan out. Want to share some of your own? Become a Club Member and join our instant talks where we discuss in real time your theories.  Do your theories include predictions? We love those. Send in those and your feedback to westworld@baldmove.com.  Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2022
S04E01 - The Auguries - Feedback
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How do you know what’s real on this show? Who do you believe? But what we do know, the practical knowledge of Westworld is paying off and people are protecting their precious food from packs of raccoons. If we could have a philosopher chime in on the free will vs. predestination thoughts, that would be great. Unless…we’re all already in a simulation and the point is moot.  Got feedback? Do you have proof we’re in a simulation? Send us a message at westworld@baldmove.com. Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
S04E01 - The Auguries
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You know that fly that’s hanging out on your wall? Yeah, it’s out to get you. Before your eyes cross reading all those theories on Reddit, check out this episode of Watching Westworld as we gear up for watching the rest of season 4! Where do you stand on what makes a human? And listen to the fun facts A.Ron found on the Internet. Thoughts? Feedback? Need advice for killing that fly? Email us at westworld@baldmove.com. Music is Video Games by Lana Del Rey. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify.  Cover by Ramin Djawadi. Find it on Apple Music and Spotify. Hey there! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
S04E01 - The Auguries - Instant Take
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The season opener sets up a lot of interesting questions about how things have changed in the 7+ years since the end of season 3 and, in true Westworld fashion, who is who and what is real. Join us for our first impressions in the "Instant Take", recorded minutes after watching the episode. And enjoy the subsequent Q&A "Instant Talk" portion of the show if you're a Club Bald Move member. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Season 4 Preview
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The Westworld season 4 premiere is just a week away so A.Ron and I are back for a preview. Because it's been over two years since the previous season aired, we start off with a discussion of where we left each character, which leads us into discussion of the season 4 trailer. Join us for the preview to get ready for the next season! Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
Season 3 Wrapup
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For our wrapup, we're joined by Kim Renfro of Insider to consider some of the major questions we have coming out of the latest season. She's been following Westworld more closely than perhaps anyone else on the planet, so there's no one more qualified. Hope to see you again next season! Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
S03E08 - Crisis Theory
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Season 3 is officially over and we've decided to talk about it for 2 hours. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
S03E08 - Crisis Theory - Instant Talk
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The Instant Talk podcast is our after show, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube. The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast. The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
S03E07 - Passed Pawn
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Jim and A.Ron discuss "Passed Pawn", the penultimate episode of Westworld.   Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
S03E07 - Passed Pawn - Instant Talk
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The Instant Talk podcast is our after show, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube. The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast. The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
S03E06 - Decoherence
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Jim and A.Ron discuss the latest episode of Westworld, "Decoherence". They discuss the theories and evidence of simulation, art imitating life, and discuss some feedback from the listeners. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
S03E06 - Decoherence - Instant Talk
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The Instant Talk podcast is our after show, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube. The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast. The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
S03E05 - Genre
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Jim and A.Ron discuss the latest episode of Westworld, "Genre". Much like it's namesake experience, the episode left one wanting more. They discuss the action, free will, and the gaps in between. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
S03E05 - Genre - Instant Talk
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The Instant Talk podcast is our after show, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube. The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast. The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
S03E04 - The Mother of Exiles
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Jim and A.Ron light up a blunt and talk about the nature of their reality, determinism and free will, as well as the free energy principle. They also discuss the latest episode of Westworld, "The Mother of Exiles". Additional reading: The Genius Neuroscientist Who Might Hold the Key to True AI Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
S03E04 - The Mother of Exiles - Instant Talk
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The Instant Talk podcast is our after show, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube. The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast. The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
S03E03 - The Absence of Field
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Jim and A.Ron recap episode 3 of Westworld, "The Absence of Field", and round-up all of the theories, extrapolate from all of the poems, and try to make sense of timelines. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
S03E03 - The Absence of Field - Instant Talk
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The Instant Talk podcast is our after show, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube. The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast. The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
S03E02 - The Winter Line
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Jim and A.Ron are definitely not in a simulation but they discuss the multiple timeline possibilities that exist, multiple layers of the simulation, and the layers to meanings of names. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
S03E02 - The Winter Line - Instant Talk
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The Instant Talk podcast is our after show, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube. The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast. The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
S03E01 - Parce Domine
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We're back for season three with our first in-depth analysis of the first episode, "Parce Domine". Jim and A.Ron discuss the symbology of the incredible visuals in the opening credits and throughout the episode, the classic game of questioning reality and see who is in what body, anagrams, and much more! In-universe company "Incite Inc." has created a website to help you live your best life. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
S03E01 - Parce Domine - Instant Talk
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The Instant Talk podcast is our after show, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube. The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast. The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Season 3 Preview
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A.Ron and Jim discuss where we left Season 2, as well as hopes, fears, and desires for Season 3. Follow Insider's timeline breakdown and other excellent coverage here: https://www.insider.com/westworld-timeline-spoilers-2018-4 You can also help us out by taking our short survey here: westworld.baldmove.com. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
Season Two Wrap Up!
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Season two of Westworld is in the books. It was a bit of a rough, uneven experience for us, and we suspect from the vast amount of feedback we got this past week, a lot of you as well. But, the bones of Westworld are still sound, and the table is set for season three to be more expansive and interesting than the at time claustrophobic and confusing season two. We discuss our hopes and fears for next season, discuss some leading thought on simulations, brain scans, and AI. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2018
210 – The Passenger
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Reasonable people may disagree, but for Jim and I, the finale of  HBO’s Westworld season two, “The Passenger” failed to justify an ultimately flawed and uneven 10.5 hours of television. We’re not ready to write the show off by any means, it’s too well constructed with too much talent for that. But we can’t help but think of it as a misstep that is going to justify a lot of fans decisions to give up on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2018
210 – The Passenger – Instant Take
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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2018
209 – Vanishing Point
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This week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld, “Vanishing Point” does a excellent job of setting up next week’s finale. However, If you watched this episode purely for it’s plot mechanics you missed out on a lot of wonderful writing and acting that lead to some amazing character development for most of the main cast, revealing brand new relationships we didn’t even know were there, giving more depth to the ones we had, and utterly shattering a few more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2018
209 – Vanishing Point – Instant Take
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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2018
208 – Kiksuya
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This week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld was truly a thing of beauty. Learning about the long and winding journey of Akecheta, exquisitely played by Zahn McClarnon, in his search for truth, meaning, and his long lost love, was as profound a watching experience as I’ve had these past few years. Along the way he unlocks his own consciousness, meets god and the devil, and learns about a path his people may take to be free forever. Will he reach The Door? What, and who, will he find there? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2018
208 – Kiksuya – Instant Take
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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2018
207 – Les Ecorches
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In this week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld, “Les Ecorches”, Bernard and Ford have a heart to heart, Dolores flips her daddy’s wig, William is betrayed by his old buddy Lawrence, Maeve makes a promise that she might not be able to keep, and the end game involving the Valley Beyond starts to come into focus. We also discuss our feelings about the way action is being handled on the show, debate whether the structure of Westworld itself is necessary, and consider a ton of feedback and theories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2018
207 – Les Ecorches – Instant Take
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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2018
206 – Phase Space
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In this week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld, “Phase Space”, Maeve learns the soft limits of her power, the Man in Black has a heartfelt conversation with his daughter, Teddy gets “fixed”, Bernard introduces us to the CR8-DL, and a fresh crop of a-holes from Delos Corporate literally parachute onto the Mesa, leaving us unimpressed. We also discuss a boat load of email, speculation and theories at the end of the podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2018
206 – Phase Space – Instant Take
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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2018
205 – Akane No Mai
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Welcome to Shogun World! HBO's Westworld expands its horizons in the latest episode, "Akane No Mai", as we get to meet a cast of entirely new but strangely familiar characters in a deadly new location.  We also get to find out some more info about the role of the mysterious Cradle, watch Maeve as she discovers a new "superpower", and Teddy and Dolores have a falling out over there very different approaches to veterinary medicine. We discuss this as well as your feedback and popular theories and speculat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2018
205 – Akane No Mai – Instant Take
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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2018
204 – The Riddle of the Sphinx
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In Westworld episode 204, "Riddle of the Sphinx", we're asked to consider if mortality is a core feature of humanity, or is it merely a bug to be fixed later in code? What is "good enough" when it comes to consciousness transfer?  If you can be copied and therefore replaced, does that mean you are no longer real, as Arnold stated at the outset of the season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2018
204 – The Riddle of the Sphinx – Instant Take
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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2018
203 – Virtu e Fortuna
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"Virtu e Fortuna" adds an enigmatic new character, an entirely new park, and depicts the first formal battle of the Great Host Rebellion of 2052. There is a lot to unpack, and seemingly everything seen just leaves us with more questions. We discuss the dual natures of Dolores and Maeve, Bernard making a crucial discovery of what's in one Peter Abernathy's head, and try to puzzle out out what the tiger hunter has to do with the story and how she relates to the other characters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2018
203 – Virtu e Fortuna – Instant Take
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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2018
202 – Reunion
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In this week's episode of HBO's Westworld, "Reunion", they add three or four timelines to play with. No big deal.  We find out more about this "Valley Beyond" or "Place of Judgment" that William and Dolores seem to be racing towards to see who can get there first. William wants to burn the place to the ground, Dolores hopes to find a powerful weapon to use against her human oppressors. Maeve is caught in between, just a woman trying to find her daughter in this crazy 'World. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2018
202 – Reunion – Instant Take
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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2018
201 – Journey Into Night
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The opening salvo fired Westworld wasn't what we were expecting. We were expecting literal salvos fired by lots of angry hosts into lots of frightened guests, which, you know, that's certainly there.  But there is so much more.  What to make of Bernard's time bending descent into near death madness, Dolores oddly performative attempted takeover of the park, Maeve's increasing attachment to various fellow hosts, to say nothing of what Delos is up to trafficking in the rich and famous DNA and memory trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2018
201 – Journey Into Night – Instant Take
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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2018
Season Two Preview
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The long awaited sophomore season of HBO's Westworld returns this weekend, and we've been champing at the bit.  We discuss the open questions from last season, the tantalizing glimpses of the future we've seen from the trailers so far, and discuss upcoming format changes and our policy on spoilers and speculation. Why is William's past still relevant to the story? What is the door, and how are we supposed to find it? Are Dolores and Maeve running diametrically opposed armies? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2018
Season 1 Wrapup
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Jim and A.Ron put season one of HBO's Westworld in cold storage by talking about our overall thoughts, opinions, and hopes for next season. Then we consider a giant sized mailbag where we discuss scalp maps, the nature of consciousness and free will, the impact of self aware robotic hosts on fast food chains, and much more. We'll be back whenever Westworld returns, but we never really go away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2016
110 – The Bicameral Mind
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A.Ron and Jim are very pleased with how the violent delights over season one would up having violent ends in the finale episode for Westworld, "The Bicameral Mind". Sure, maybe the first third of the episode was merely review for a class that has studied their podcasts and their reddit. But once Hector and Armistice got their hands on the P90s, it was pedal to the metal until the conclusion that we found extremely satisfying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2016
109 – The Well-Tempered Clavier
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Many more puzzle pieces fell into place over the weekend as HBO's Westworld deployed episode 109, "The Well-Tempered Clavier". But there is still a lot left to uncover. Why did Dr. Ford deploy the reverie code? What is his ultimate intentions for his new narrative and indeed future of the park? What are those sentient robots doing hiding up in the hills of Westworld? And what does the Man in Black intend to do with Delores once he finds her? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2016
108 - Trace Decay
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Jim and A.Ron take in the latest episode of HBO's Westworld, "Trace Decay".  Timelines are continuing to proliferate (we're up to four now, in case you're keeping score at home), everybody is still potentially a host, and William is probably the MiB after all.  But there's a lot of nice stuff here, from the increasingly evident narcisism and nihilism of Dr. Ford to Bernard struggling to cope with his new station in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2016
107 - Trompe L'Oeil
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The floodgates have opened after the release of the newest episode of HBO's Westworld, "Trompe L'Oeil".  Everyone is a host, unless you think they're a host, then they're a double secret human.  There are at least five timelines, six of which take place on Mars.  The robots can kill, unless they're Clementine, but then again she's an expert at faking it.  If you've experienced trauma from watching this episode, never fear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2016
106 - The Adversary
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Seems like whether you loved the latest episode of HBO's Westworld, "The Adversary" depends on how much you bought into Maeve running roughshod over two bumbling technicians toiling in the bowls of Westworld's meat department.  Jim's struggling with this.  Meanwhile A.Ron might very well be teetering too close to the crazy town of Tinfoil.  We record, you decide! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2016
105 - Contrapasso
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Looks like multiple timelines is back on the menu!  Just when we had completely written of the various timeline theories, they come roaring back in episode 105, "Contrapasso".  Not saying that any theory at this point is on entirely solid ground, but let's just say we've got our laser-based satellite receivers aimed squarely at Orion's belt. The point is a lot went down this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2016
104 - Dissonance Theory
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Another intriguing and informative episode of HBO's Westworld is in the books, and we continue to have a lot to discuss.  In "Dissonance Theory", we learn that Ford has god-like control of the park, that the robots are largely made of "meat", that Maeve is coming dangerously close to unraveling the illusion of her life, and that Bernard is intentionally steering Dolores towards the mysterious end-game of Westworld, the maze. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2016
103 - The Stray
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Jim and A.Ron try to round up Westworld's latest episode, "The Stray", but corralling the big ideas this show brings to the table is proving to be quite a challenge.  We appreciate the focus on the "human" element of Westworld, getting much more backstory for Bernard and Dr. Ford.  But how straight a shooter is Dr. Ford?  How much of his tale is fact, and how much of it carefully curated legend, intended to deceive both Bernard and the audience?  Wheels within wheels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2016
102 - Chestnut
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Jim and A.Ron have a lot to say about the second episode of HBO's new hit series, Westworld, entitled "Chestnut".  We talk a lot about the developing characters and mysteries of the show, trying to figure out what Bernard and Dr. Ford are up to, while trying to understand the motives and mind of Dolores.  Along the way, we find out surprising things about each other, like our true feelings about dusty old prospectors found lying in the street.  It's quiet beautiful, really. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2016
101 - The Original
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We are incredibly impressed with the first episode of HBO's new sci-fi western, Westworld.  It was one of the best pilots we've ever seen, packing an amazing amount of mystery and world-building in just one hour, laying a great foundation for the rest of first season.  We discuss our relative comfort with the concept of Westworld at the outset, investigate the strange actions of Ed Harris's Man in Black, and praise the acting abilities of malfunctioning androids. All this and tons of early feedback! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2016
Season 1 Preview
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Jim and A.Ron spend a bit of time talking about the upcoming season of HBO's new sci-fi/western, Westworld.  We discuss the multiple reasons to be excited, from the creative and talent pedigree of the project, to the stellar advance reviews the series has enjoyed.  Can the series live up to it's promise, and hype, to become HBO's next Game of Thrones sized megahit?  Will the concept be able to sustain more than just one or two seasons?  What does Westworld look like in four seasons? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2016