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 Oct 14, 2021

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Head into The Ringer-Verse to stay up to date with all things superheroes and nerd culture entertainment. Hosted by a rotating lineup of superfans at The Ringer — including Mallory Rubin and Van Lathan — shows will provide instant reactions to blockbuster releases, insightful backstories on canon, and mind-bending theories, as well as fresh takes on the latest news and rumors.

Episode Date
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 5 Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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Charles and Van put on their best Beskar armor and dive right into their thoughts on the electrifying fifth episode of 'The Book of Boba Fett' (02:55). They discuss the reveal of a major familiar character into the fold along with the introduction of a new ship (29:13), all before sharing what it means for the rest of the season as well as touching on some of the best things they are looking forward to. Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 4 Deep Dive | House of R
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Mal and Joanna return to the Sarlacc pit to give there deep dive into Episode 4 of 'The Book of Boba Fett' (05:50). They take on the "stoic" archetype and examine how both Boba and Fennec can occupy that roll (32:32). Later, they are joined by Ben Lindbergh to talk about the history behind Boba's famed ship (97:10). They also speculate with Jomi, who may return for the finale (1:50:10), before offering a heartfelt farewell to producer TD. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producer: Steve Ahlman Guest: Ben Lindbergh Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Steve Ahlman, TD St. Matthew-Daniel, and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2022
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 4 and 'Moon Knight' Trailer Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys hop on the speeder to discuss the latest episode of ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ in which we see how Boba earns a trusty ally (03:39). They also discuss Boba’s return to a major location (19:41) and give their takes on the latest trailers for the Disney+ show ‘Moon Knight’ and Amazon’s upcoming ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (46:54). Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
10 Questions We Have After the ‘Peacemaker’ Premiere | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys dive into the first three episodes of ‘Peacemaker’ with some of their biggest lingering questions. Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Steve Ahlman, TD St. Matthew-Daniel, and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 3 Deep Dive | House of R
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Mal and Joanna are insulted on our behalf and will beseech you to listen to their latest deep dive of 'The Book of Boba Fett' Chapter 3 (06:24). They discuss the much discussed gang of cyber youths and their colorful bikes (38:19). Later, Ben Lindbergh brings us a lore lesson on the infamous Pyke Syndicate (85:28) and Jomi is brought in to answer your mailbag questions. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producer: Steve Ahlman Guest: Ben Lindbergh Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Steve Ahlman, TD St. Matthew-Daniel, and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2022
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 3 Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys are calling upon the three families to talk about all things 'Book of Boba Fett' in the latest episode (06:17). They discuss the episode's colorful gang of cyborg youths, baby ranocors, and sniveling mayoral assistants that give Boba a bunch of trouble. Later, they call upon listeners to ask about the subject of the first 'Midnight Mulligan' (54:29) and lock in with Steve to finally see the film 'Dredd' (65:10). Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
'The Book of Boba Fett' "Chapter 2" Deep Dive | House of R
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Mal and Joanna are off to visit the mayor and dive into the second episode of 'The Book of Boba Fett' (03:48). They discuss all of the deception afoot on Tatooine and uncover the action of a good train heist. They also offer up their influences, Easter eggs and theories of what may happen in the episodes to come (84:41). Later they bring on Ben Lindberg to educate us on some new characters from 'Star Wars' lore (89:16). All before calling in Jomi to answer your mailbag questions (103:27). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Steve Ahlman, TD St. Matthew-Daniel, and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Chapter 2 Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys continue their journey through ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ with their instant reactions to the second episode of the Disney+ series (02:00). They also discuss the latest trailer for ‘The Batman’, rumored DC Extended Universe recastings, and expectations for ‘Peacemaker’ (1:02:00). And things draw to a close when Charles locks in on ‘Cobra Kai’ (1:23:00). Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
'The Book of Boba Fett' "Chapter 1" Deep Dive | House of R
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Mal and Joanna emerge from the Sarlacc Pit to dive into the latest Star Wars adventure, 'The Book of Boba Fett.' They first offer a primer on their thoughts on Boba Fett and the state of the wider Star Wars canon (06:23). Then they dive into the plot and events of the premiere and what may happen in the series (50:10). Finally, they call in Jomi to answer your mailbag questions (155:12). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Steve Ahlman, TD St. Matthew-Daniel, and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
'The Book of Boba Fett' Chapter 1 Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys set off to a galaxy far far away and give their instant reactions to the first episode of 'The Book of Boba Fett' (05:58). They also see what they would do as an intergalactic crime boss (37:45) and check in on the #RecastTChalla movement (58:09). Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Diving Into 'The Matrix Resurrections' | House of Midnight
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Joanna, Charles, and Van jack back into the Matrix and decipher the code in 'The Matrix Resurrections.' They begin with the reception of the film and where it can fit into the legacy of the franchise (13:13). They discuss what it means for bringing back Keanu Reeves and the "John Wick-ening" of Neo (34:58). Hosts: Joanna Robinson, Van Lathan, Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
‘Hawkeye’ Season Awards + ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Primer | House of R
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Happy holidays, here’s a bonus pod! Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson head to the Bishop holiday party to toast the highlights with their ‘Hawkeye’ season awards. Then, Jomi Adeniran joins to answer your mailbag questions about shrunken Tracksuit Draculas and more. Finally, Ringer 'Star Wars' scholar Ben Lindbergh dons his beskar to ready for ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ by highlighting what 'Ringer-Verse' listeners should watch and read before the ‘Boba’ season premiere. You can listen to Part 1 of our Hawkeye finale coverage here. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Steve Ahlman, TD St. Matthew-Daniel, and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 25, 2021
‘Hawkeye’ Finale Analysis. Plus, Director Rhys Thomas on Kingpin and More | House of R
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Hello, sweetie! Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson are sliding onto the ice to dive deep into the sixth and final episode of this ‘Hawkeye’ season, breaking down our titular heroes’ partnership, a certain crime boss’s MCU arrival, Yelena’s instant icon status, and more. Then, ‘Hawkeye’ EP and director Rhys Thomas returns to chat with Joanna about the finale’s mysteries, unanswered questions, and more.  Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
'Hawkeye' Season Finale Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys load up the trick arrows one last time to talk about the season finale of 'Hawkeye' (04:28). They dive into the reveal of a major MCU villain and talk about how well they were used in the finale (23:18). They also discuss the immaculate chemistry between Yelena and Kate (41:25). Later they rank all of the MCU TV shows and finales to date (73:10). Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Deep Dive Analysis | House of R
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A note up top: This episode contains content that details the entire MCU. Proceed with caution! Your friendly, neighborhood Ringer-Verse gang is here to break down the latest in the Spider-Man series, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home.' The duo discuss Spider-Man as a character and his many iterations (24:00), overall plot points (1;02:00), their thoughts and predictions for future installments (1:49:50), and more.  Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Associate Producer: Lani Renaldo  Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Steve Ahlman, TD St. Matthew-Daniel, and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys are riding for the most anticipated movie event of the year and giving their spoiler-filled thoughts on 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' (07:17). They discuss the film's early reception in being the biggest and best MCU film in a long time (25:46). They also discuss their favorite moments in the film, the big Easter eggs, the massive post-credits scene, and much more. Spoilers ahead, and enjoy the extra-large episode! Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2021
‘Hawkeye’ Episode 5 Instant Reactions | House of Midnight
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The entire Ringer-Verse gang assembled to discuss their instant reactions to the penultimate episode of 'Hawkeye' (03:48). They discuss the biggest revelation involving the inclusion of Echo's story (51:06). They also discuss the elusive Jack and what comes next for him, as well as a major MCU villain's reveal. Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Mallory Rubin, and Joanna Robinson Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Analyzing ‘Hawkeye’ Episode 4
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Did someone say party? Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson are back to dance their way through Episode 4 of 'Hawkeye' and give their analysis (12:12). They talk about the evolution of character themes and the dynamics at play (30:04), and weigh in on the notorious quarter trick (67:46) and the big emotional beats between Clint and Kate (78:09). Later, they go Easter-egg hunting and answer your mailbag questions. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producers: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 11, 2021
‘Hawkeye’ Episode 4 Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys strap on their ice packs and give their immediate thoughts on the fourth episode of ‘Hawkeye’ (06:06). They attempt to uncover what is going on with the mysterious watch as well as debate the merits of the famous “quarter trick” (32:26). They also discuss Clint’s most emotional reveal yet (48:40) and later they “Lock In With Jomi” and discuss the ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ trailer (53:04). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Analyzing ‘Hawkeye’ Episode 3
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Mal and Joanna hop in the Challenger and dive deep into Episode 3 of 'Hawkeye', titled "Echoes" (06:29). They praise the introduction of Echo as an antagonist and what they would like to see for her in the episodes to come. They also speculate on the arrival of Kingpin to this series (48:47), touch on the growing dynamic of Clint and Kate Bishop (76:43), and answer your mailbag questions with Jomi (98:18). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producers: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2021
'Hawkeye' Episode 3 Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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Van and Charles are back for another round in the third episode of Marvel's 'Hawkeye' (05:03). They share what they loved most about the action-packed episode and discuss the captivating introduction to Echo and the intriguing Kazi (27:27). They also speculate on who the mysterious figure may become later in the series, and talk about whether the popular Netflix series 'Arcane' will get the cosign from Charles. Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Analyzing ‘Hawkeye’ Episodes 1 and 2
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Mal and Joanna load up their quivers to dive headfirst into the double-episode premiere of the latest MCU limited series, ‘Hawkeye’ (05:44). They break down Marvel’s approach to TV and why it is so unique (22:38) and even touch on the majesty of ‘Rodgers: The Musical’ (72:46). Later Joanna is joined by series showrunner and executive producer Rhys Thomas to talk about bringing the show to life (and even a bit of LARPing) (1:41:29). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Guest: Rhys Thomas Producers: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
‘Hawkeye’ Episodes 1+2 Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys are back to discuss the two-episode premiere of Marvel’s ‘Hawkeye’ (04:12). They dive deep into the need-to-know info about the newest adventures of Clint Barton and Kate Bishop (27:50), discuss their hilarious new dynamic, and where they would like to see the show go.Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Exploring 'Cowboy Bebop' With John Cho
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Joanna and Mal take to space for a dive into the Netflix adaptation of anime 'Cowboy Bebop.' They discuss the difficulties of adapting the beloved property as well as the slight tweaks to the canon they enjoyed (01:33). Later, Joanna is joined by actor John Cho to dive into his role playing the lead, Spike, and to discuss staying loyal to the fans of the original anime and even the cultural impact of Harold and Kumar (40:12). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Guest: John Cho Producers: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
'The Wheel of Time' Premiere With Zach Baron and Rafe Judkins
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Mal and Jo sit down to talk about the massive three-episode premiere of Amazon's 'The Wheel of Time' series on Prime. They are joined by GQ's Zach Baron to talk about the beloved fantasy novels that inspired Amazon Prime's new show, adapting fantasy tales in the 'Game of Thrones' age, and more (03:35). Then, they speak with 'The Wheel of Time' showrunner Rafe Judkins about bringing the books to life, fan theories from the premiere, 'Survivor', and more (81:33). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Guest: Zach Baron and Rafe Judkins Producers: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2021
'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Trailer and Midnight Misses: 'Spider-Man 3' | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys are back to discuss the long-awaited full trailer of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' along with Charles's six sinister theories about the new movie (04:21). They also play a game of "What Did You Mean by That?" with quotes from Tom Holland (24:36). Later they do the first Midnight Misses with 'Spider-Man 3' (42:52). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Discussing 'Hawkeye' With Matt Fraction
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Joanna Robinson is joined by Charles Holmes to give some history and background about Matt Fraction's comic run of 'Hawkeye' that inspired and influenced the upcoming Disney+ show (01:33). Later Joanna is joined by Fraction to talk about his involvement in the upcoming show, the latest 'Dune' film, and consulting with Disney (22:09). Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Charles Holmes Guest: Matt Fraction Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Disney+ Day Recap and MCU's Nate Moore on Black Panther, Blade and More | House of Midnight
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Van, Charles, and Joanna join to form The House of Midnight to recap all of the biggest news and announcements from Disney+ Day (04:14). They also break down the latest news from Marvel, including Hawkeye, Moon Knight, She Hulk, and much more (25:41). Later, Charles and Van sit down with MCU producer Nate Moore, who reveals exclusive spoiler-filled news regarding "Eternals', 'Blade', and the future of T'Challa in the MCU (67:46). Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes and Joanna Robinson Guest: Nate Moore Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2021
‘Eternals’ Deep-Dive Analysis
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Mal and Joanna sit down to discuss Marvel’s much-anticipated ‘Eternals’ (04:14). They discuss the divisive nature of its Rotten Tomatoes score and what they thought worked and didn’t work in the MCU’s latest epic. Later they are joined by Jomi to answer your mailbag questions (1:47:25). After that, Joanna sits down with the film’s screenwriters Kaz and Ryan Firpo to discuss bringing their ideas to the big screen (1:59:06). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Guest: Kaz and Ryan Firpo Producers: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
'Eternals' Instant Reactions With Kumail Nanjiani | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys are back to give their instant thoughts and reactions to the latest Marvel film, 'Eternals' (03:08). They discuss what critics have been saying and give their own takes on where the film fits in the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe. Later Charles and Van are joined by actor Kumail Nanjiani to ask all of the burning questions they had right after seeing the film (66:03). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Guest: Kumail Nanjiani Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
News Round-up, Spooky Season Recommendations, and a Sweet Tooth Smackdown
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Mal and Joanna sit down for a jam-packed podcast where they break down the latest in the world of fandom news (04:17). They also take the time to answer a few of your mailbag questions (21:04) and then Joanna is joined by Van Lathan of the Midnight Boys to discuss their favorite Halloween streaming recommendations (38:58). All before finally drafting their favorite Haloween candy in a Sweet Tooth Smackdown (74:05). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Guest: Van Lathan Producers: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2021
'Dune' Deep-Dive Analysis
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Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson dive deep into the sci-fi epic 'Dune' (05:38). They discuss the historical significance of the original text, go over the pop culture that followed it, and praise the aural, visual, and storytelling elements in the latest film adaptation (44:35). They then answer your mailbag questions (121:01). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producers: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
'Dune' Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys have brought the spice and are here to share their thoughts on the space epic 'Dune' (03:36). They discuss the sprawling story, worldbuilding, and their thoughts on a potential sequel! Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
The Flash and DC FanDome News, Plus Recasting 'Batman'
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The Midnight Boys come in ready to discuss all of the latest exciting news from this weekend's DC FanDome event including the newest trailer for 'The Batman' (06:13), the Flash (20:20), Black Adam (25:49) and much more! Later, they conduct a recast of their own Batman film with a new segment Pitch Please and share the type of Batman film they would like to see (48:53). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
The Fall Hype Top 10 Road Map
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Mal and Joanna are here to break down all the things in the world of fandom they are most looking forward to this fall with a top-10 hype road map (07:12). They discuss the Sandman, Cowboy Bebop, DC FanDome, and much more to whet the appetite of the Ringer-Verse. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producers: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
DC FanDome Preview and 'No Time to Die' Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys talk about the latest in nerd news, including the cast announcement of Adam Warlock in the next 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie and Superman's son Jon Kent coming out as bisexual. They also give their predictions for DC FanDome (02:53). Later they discuss the final entry in the Daniel Craig Bond franchise, 'No Time to Die' (34:07). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Deep-Diving Into the ‘House of the Dragon’ Teaser Trailer. Plus: ‘What If…?’ Season Wrap-ups.
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This week, Mallory welcomes a brand-new cohost, Joanna Robinson, to the ‘Ringer-verse’ feed to rank the most exciting elements of the teaser trailer for ‘House of the Dragon’—the latest installment in the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe (1:00). Then, the two answer listener questions about the series (46:02) before giving final wrap-up thoughts on Marvel’s ‘What If…?’ (1:22:00). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producers: Bobby Wagner and Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
‘What If ...?’ Season Finale Instant Reactions, Plus: Recasting the 2012 Avengers
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The Midnight Boys are back to look at the epic conclusion to Season 1 of Marvel's "What If ...?" (06:02). They discuss the finale, which characters returned, and what they thought of the first season as a whole (28:47). Later, Van, Charles, Jomi, and Steve entertain their own "What If ...?" scenario and recast the original Avengers team (49:53). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Reactions
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The Midnight Boys are joined by Ringer staff writer Miles Surrey to discuss the blockbuster superhero film 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' (05:12). They dive into why the film's B-movie attitude works for the superhero genre as well as pick apart its most outrageous moments. They are then joined by Mallory Rubin to discuss the monumental post-credits scene and what its lasting effects will be for many films to come (38:44). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Guests: Miles Surrey and Mallory Rubin Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
‘What If…?’ Episode 8 Analysis and ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Anime Recommends
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Mallory is joined by The Ringer’s Benjamin Solak to discuss the latest episode of Marvel’s ‘What If...?’ (03:04). They discuss the legacy of Ultron along with predicting where the season finale of the mind-bending show may go. Then Mal jumps in with Justin Charity and Micah Peters of the ‘Sound Only’ podcast to dive into Ringer-verse Recommends based on the anthology series ‘Star Wars: Visions’ (61:45). Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Benjamin Solak, Justin Charity, and Micah Peters Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
‘What If ...?’ Episode 8 Instant Reactions, ‘Star Wars: Visions,’ and Nerd News
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Charles and Van break down the penultimate episode of Season 1 of Marvel’s “What If...?” (03:58). They also break for Nerd News and discuss the latest lawsuit involving Disney and the copyright of its Marvel characters (35:40). Then they dive into the acclaimed anime anthology ‘Star Wars: Visions’ and talk about the best new stories to come out of the series (46:56). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
'Star Wars: Visions' Analysis and Awards
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Mallory Rubin is joined by Ringer senior editor Ben Lindbergh to dive into the newest 'Star Wars' anthology series, 'Star Wars: Visions'. They talk about some of the creative decisions that went into this mind-bending collection of anime shorts (03:47) as well as share there awards for Favorite Short, Best Duel, Favorite New Droid, and many more (35:43). Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Ben Lindbergh Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 25, 2021
'What If...?' Episode 7 Instant Reactions, Group Think, and the Midnight Mail
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The Midnight Boys are ready to party with the best of them as they give their thoughts on the latest episode of 'What If...?' and discuss what it all could be leading toward (05:51). Next, they visit the Ringer-Verse Facebook group and their social media mentions to see what fans should be checking out (37:12). They then answer your voice memos in the newest edition of the Midnight Mail (56:34). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
‘Hawkeye’ Trailer and ‘What If…?’ Episode 6 Analysis
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Malloy is joined by Andy Greenwald, cohost of ‘The Watch,’ to discuss the latest trailer for ‘Hawkeye,’ what they are most excited for, and what questions they still have about the new miniseries (02:57). Then TD St. Matthew-Daniel stops by to discuss the latest episode of ‘What If…?’ and analyze the new tale featuring Tony Stark and the villainous Killmonger (46:13). And stay tuned till the end for a special birthday suprise to Mal from the entire Ringer-Verse family. Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Andy Greenwald and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
‘What If …?’ Episode 6 Instant Reactions, Nerd News, and Van-ime | The Midnight Boys
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Van Lathan and Charles Holmes are back to dive right into the latest episode of 'What If ...?' and find out the twisted tale between Tony Stark and Killmonger (04:27). They dive into nerd news and discuss the latest trailers including 'Hawkeye' and 'The Matrix Resurrections' (52:38). Then Van takes you into the world of anime and talks about 'The Animatrix' and why he loves it so much (74:25). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
‘What If…?’ Episode 5 Analysis, Marvel Horror, and Zombie Superlatives
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It’s time to enter the world of zombies! Mallory Rubin is joined by the Ringer’s Sean Fennessey to dissect the latest episode of Marvel’s “What If...” (03:53). They also dive into the past and future of Marvel horror and talk about what they would like to see scare us in the MCU (66:59). And finally they give out their Zombie Superlatives to some of the best films in the zombie genre (90:15). Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Sean Fennessey Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 11, 2021
‘What If …?’ Episode 5 Instant Reactions and The Midnight Mailbag | The Midnight Boys
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Van and Charles dive into the world of zombies and break down the most violent episode of “What If ...?” yet (04:56). They also take a look at the latest nerd news regarding the newest ‘Matrix’ film and some of the suits in the next ‘Aquaman’ (41:01). Then they answer your listener questions in the first ever Midnight Mailbag (56:17). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
Analyzing ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’
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Mallory Rubin is joined by Ringer associate staff writer Daniel Chin to discuss and analyze a monumental addition to the MCU, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ (04:25)! Daniel also goes in-depth about the comics origin of the character and how this film and recent comic-book portrayals attempt to reclaim the character from his problematic origins (18:20). They also discuss the renowned cast and what the story means for the broader MCU, all before being joined by Jomi with your mailbag questions (133:04). You can read Daniel’s feature “The Reclamation of Shang-Chi” on The Ringer. Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Daniel Chin Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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Charles and Van rejoin to give their instant reactions to the latest highly anticipated entry in the MCU's Phase 4: 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' (08:28). They talk about the hypnotic action sequences (24:39) as well as breakout star Simu Liu and how he can be destined for MCU greatness (49:29). Then they award their favorite fight scenes, funnies moments and more (66:20). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
‘What If…?’ Episode 4 Instant Reactions and the Ultimate Spider-Man Debate
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Van and Charles are joined by Mallory Rubin to discuss the latest episode of Marvel's ‘What If...?’ and share their thoughts on Doctor Strange’s new journey (04:52). Then they take part in the return of Midnight Court to debate who the best live-action Spider-Man is: Tobey Maguire or Tom Holland (33:19)? Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Guest: Mallory Rubin Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Frame-By-Frame ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Trailer Breakdown
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Mal is joined by Daniel Chin in a deep dive of the first ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer. In this in-depth trailer breakdown, they attempt to find the underlying meanings in every frame of the three-minute trailer, and infer what’s to come with the film. Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Daniel Chin Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 28, 2021
‘What If…?’ Episode 3 Instant Reactions and MCU Phase 4 Primer | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys give their thoughts on the third episode of ‘What If…?’ and decide who their replacement Avengers team would be if the original squad was taken out (07:00). Later, the boys dive into Phase 4 with Charles’s reactions to the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer, the early positive reviews of ‘Shang-Chi,’ and the latest ‘Eternals’ trailer (40:00). Hosts: Charles Holmes and Van Lathan Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Trailer Reaction
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Van and Mal open The House of Midnight and give their instant reactions to the 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' trailer. Host: Mallory Rubin and Van Lathan Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
‘What If…?’ Episode 2 Analysis, ‘The Bad Batch’ Theorizing, ‘Eternals’ Trailer Hype, and More With Jason Mantzoukas!
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Mantzoukas returns to the Ringer-Verse to chat with Mal about the outstanding second episode of ‘What If…?’ (9:03) and to break down the role ‘The Bad Batch’ plays in the 'Star Wars' universe (1:00:10). Then, Mal and Mantzoukas look ahead to the releases that they’re anticipating most (1:52:50), from ‘Star Wars: Visions’ to ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ and ‘Eternals’ and beyond. Finally, Mantzoukas Recommends returns (2:02:00), as he shares the stories he’s been enjoying recently, including ‘Infinity Train.’ Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Producer: Isaac Lee Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 21, 2021
‘What If ... ?’ Episode 2 Instant Reactions and Animation 4-on-4 | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys take a dive into the second episode of Marvel’s ‘What If ... ?’ series and weigh in on what would happen if T’Challa were to become Starlord (03:51). They also dive into nerd news about some controversy surrounding ‘Shang Chi’ and discuss the newest trailer for ‘Star Wars Visions’ (33:05). Then Jomi and Steve join in for a game 4-on-4 talking about their favorite animated media (45:53). Hosts: Charles Holmes and Van Lathan Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
'What If...?' Premiere and 'The Bad Batch' Finale Analysis
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Mallory Rubin is joined by Ben Lindberg of The Ringer to talk about the season premiere of Marvel's 'What If...?' They discuss what they think of the concept of the show as a whole (04:38) before talking about the debut episode and the introduction of Captain Carter into the MCU (36:15). Then they share their thoughts on the season finale of 'The Bad Batch' (69:52) along with personally grading key aspects of the show's first season (101:12). Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Ben Lindberg Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
"What If... ?" Episode 1 Instant Reactions and Video Game Movie 3-on-3 | The Midnight Boys
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The MCU multiverse opens up in the form of the Disney+ series "What If... ?" and the Midnight Boys are here to give their instant reactions to the premiere episode (04:50). Van and Charles discuss the storyline of Peggy Carter as the first Avenger and what they liked about her turn in the role (19:35). Then they are joined by Jomi and Steve to play a game of "3-on-3", discussing the best in video game movies (42:35). Hosts: Charles Holmes and Van Lathan Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
‘The Suicide Squad’ Spoilers Reaction | Movie Monday
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The Midnight Boys, Van Lathan and Charles Holmes, are joined by Mallory Rubin to discuss the latest DCEU film, ‘The Suicide Squad,’ directed by James Gunn. They talk about some of their favorite characters and what they brought to this action-packed superhero film (04:24). They also give out their awards for their favorite action scene, favorite joke, movie MVP, and more (87:52). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, and Mallory Rubin Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
"The Green Knight" Exit Survey
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Mallory is joined by The Ringer's Andrew Gruttadaro to discuss their love for the latest fantasy adventure 'The Green Knight' by taking a look at The Ringer's exit survey (09:45). They discuss their favorite characters, outfits, and fantastical elements of this medieval tale. Later, they show love to the Netflix series 'Outer Banks' and debate if it's actually a superhero tale (77:06). Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Andrew Gruttadaro Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
"What If... ?" Predictions, Scarlett's Lawsuit, and the On-Screen Marvel Draft | The Midnight Boys
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Charles and Van discuss the latest news in the world of fandom and give their take on Marvel's "What If ... ?" being canon (05:21) and discuss Scarlett Johansson's recent lawsuit with Disney over the release of 'Black Widow' (12:50). Then they are joined by Jomi to conduct the On-screen Marvel Draft (25:29). Host: Charles Holmes and Van Lathan Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
Inside ‘Loki’ Season 1 With Head Writer Michael Waldron. Plus: Summer Reading Recommendations!
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Mal is joined by ‘Loki’ head writer and creator Michael Waldron to discuss how the thrilling finale came to be, the show’s MCU-altering choices, and more (03:15). Then, Ringer staff writer Zach Kram joins to share his summer reading recommendations for ‘Loki’ fans interested in discovering more time travel stories (38:47). And then, author and humorist Simon Rich joins to discuss his wonderful new short story collection, ‘New Teeth’ (65:43). Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Michael Waldron, Zach Kram, Simon Rich Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
Spider-Man Trailer Predictions, DC on HBO Max, and the Super Villain Draft | The Midnight Boys
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Van and Charles return to discuss all the latest and greatest in the world of fandom! Van shares his thoughts on the 'Loki' finale (09:31) and dives into the latest nerd news (22:51). Then they are joined by Jomi to draft the best super villains across all of fandom (38:57). Host: Charles Holmes and Van Lathan Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
‘Loki’ Ep. 6: Finale Analysis, Themes, and Theories. Plus, Season Awards!
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Mallory Rubin is joined by The Ringer's Rob Mahoney to discuss the explosive season finale of 'Loki.' They look back on the success of the first season as a whole and consider its place among some of the best entries in the MCU (03:24). Then they break down the shocking reveal and the great performances that surround it (37:35). Later, they hand out awards for the season (123:16) and Mal is joined by Jomi to answer your mailbag questions (147:10). Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Rob Mahoney Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
'Loki' Ep. 6 Instant Reactions Featuring Musa Okwonga | Midnight Boys
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Charles Holmes is joined by 'Stadio' cohost and "Guardian of the Galaxy Brain" Musa Okwonga to talk about the explosive season finale of 'Loki' (03:05). They also discuss Mobius, theories they have going forward, and what they would like to see in the MCU's future (45:41) Host: Charles Holmes Guest: Musa Okwonga Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
‘Black Widow’ Analysis and Mailbag | Mallory Rubin Featuring Joanna Robinson
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Mallory Rubin is joined by Vanity Fair senior writer Joanna Robinson to usher in Phase 4 of the MCU with 'Black Widow'! They dive into the themes and characters of the long-anticipated blockbuster (05:15). They also dive into the mystery of the villain Taskmaster and the themes of family (56:42). Later they are joined by Jomi to answer your mailbag questions (134:39). Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Joanna Robinson Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
'Black Widow' Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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Charles Holmes is joined by Open Mike Eagle to discuss their instant thoughts on the newest entry of the MCU's Phase 4, 'Black Widow' (16:15). They also discuss some of the MVP's and favorite scenes of this film, and where they would like to see the MCU go from here (54:54). Host: Charles Holmes Guest: Open Mike Eagle Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 10, 2021
‘Loki’ Ep. 5: Analysis, Themes, and Theories
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Mal is joined by The Ringer's David Shoemaker to break down the outstanding fifth episode of ‘Loki,’ "Journey Into Mystery," by delving into the theme of change, what we saw from our various Loki variants, the 'Lost' reference and Marvel Easter eggs, and more (04:45). The Ringer's Daniel Chin then joins to explain Alioth's comics history, and then Mal, David, and Daniel make their predictions for the finale's eventual Big Bad reveal (84:49). Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: David Shoemaker and Daniel Chin Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
'Loki' Ep. 5 Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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Charles is joined by Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman to discuss their immediate thoughts, reactions, and theories about the penultimate episode of this season of 'Loki.' They talk about how this episode stacks up against the other penultimate MCU TV episodes and what they loved about it (06:08). They also discuss the evolution of the bond between Loki and Sylvie and how this may end come the final episode (26:13). Host: Charles Holmes Guests: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
‘Loki’ Ep. 4: Analysis, Themes, and Theories
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Mal is joined by Rolling Stone chief TV critic Alan Sepinwall to talk about the monumental fourth episode of ‘Loki,’ entitled “Nexus Event” (03:36). They discuss Mobius and the discovery he makes in this episode (55:05) as well as what may be the driving force behind the Time-Keepers (74:59). Then Mal joins Jomi Adeniran and Daniel Chin to answer your mailbag questions (111:48). Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Alan Sepinwall, Daniel Chin, and Jomi Adeniran Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
'Loki' Ep. 4: Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys ride again to talk about their instant reactions to the latest, explosive episode of 'Loki' (02:44). They talk about the shocking revelations that occurred and how the connection between Loki and Sylvie has become very consequential for the rest of the season (24:04). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
‘Fast 9’ Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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Van and Charles rejoin for a special look at the latest entry in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, ‘F9.’ They discuss their initial reactions, how it affects the greater franchise (03:19), and the epic return of Han (32:28). They close by giving out their own superlatives for the series, "The Fasties" (55:25). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Five Biggest 'Loki' Midseason Questions. Plus, Head Writer Michael Waldron!
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Mal and The Ringer's Rob Mahoney break down the themes in 'Loki' Episode 3 and the biggest questions to ponder heading into the season's second half (09:14). They also dive into your mailbag questions with Jomi (49:31). Then, 'Loki' head writer and creator Michael Waldron joins to chat about his influences, the chemistry among the cast, the differences between TV and movies, and more (77:55). Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Michael Waldron, Rob Mahoney, and Jomi Adeniran Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 26, 2021
'Loki' Ep. 3: Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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Van and Charles return to touch on the world of nerd news and talk about the latest 'Suicide Squad' trailer as well as the upcoming chapter in the Transformers franchise (04:49). They then give their instant reactions to the third episode of 'Loki,' titled "Lamentis" (14:07). They also discuss the importance of a major character reveal and how it can positively affect the MCU (40:28). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
'Loki' Ep. 2: Analysis, Themes, and Theories
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Mallory Rubin is joined by Joanna Robinson of Vanity Fair to discuss the key themes and ideas brought to the table during "The Variant," the exciting second episode of 'Loki' (04:00). They also dive into their favorite theories of what this season could bring in the coming episodes. Then, Mal and Joanna are joined by Jomi Adeniran to answer your mailbag questions! (88:51) Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Joanna Robinson and Jomi Adeniran Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
'Loki' Ep. 2: Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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Van and Charles come back to talk about the major events of and give their knee-jerk reactions to Episode 2 of 'Loki' on Disney+ (03:45). They debate some of the ins and outs of time travel in the MCU as well as comment on the continued dynamic between Mobius and Loki. Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Engineer: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Tom Hiddleston and the 'Loki' Team on Challenging a God Who Knows Everything
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The Ringer-Verse presents a special audio feature written by Charles Holmes for The Ringer. In it, he talks to Tom Hiddleston and the creative team behind 'Loki' to discover how they’re charting the next phase of the God of Mischief’s story. You can read Charles's article here at theringer.com. Produced by: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
'Loki' Ep. 1: Analysis, Themes, and Theories
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Mallory Rubin is joined by Musa Okwonga to discuss the key ideas that shaped the exhilarating series premiere of 'Loki.' They also discuss what makes the God of Mischief such a consistently compelling character and how the multiverse might impact the MCU (04:28). Then, Mal and Jomi Adeniran dive into your mailbag questions! (75:29) Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Musa Okwonga and Jomi Adeniran Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
‘Loki’ Ep. 1: Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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The wait is over—‘Loki’ is finally here! Charles and Van share their instant thoughts and reactions to the epic season premiere (04:48). They also talk about some of the newest MCU characters the show introduces and how well it can carry the story over the rest of the season (25:44). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
The Versies: An Awards Show for the MCU
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As the next part of Phase 4 of the MCU is upon us, Mal, Charles, and Van take us though the first-ever "Versies" awards given out to achievements in the MCU over the years! They are also joined by illustrious guest presenters like Chris Ryan, Musa Okwonga, Sean Fennessey, and more to present and crown the awards for "Best Broke Boy" (08:09), "Best Character Arc" (47:43), "Best Villain Monologue," (96:45) and so much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Charles Holmes, Van Lathan Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Luke vs. Obi-Wan Midnight Court, J.J. Abrams, and the Case for 'Superman & Lois' | The Midnight Boys
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Van and Charles are on a 'Star Wars'-themed episode where they discuss the latest news of J.J. Abrams talking about the troubles of the latest 'Star Wars' trilogy (03:25). They then head to Midnight Court to decide who is the better Jedi, Luke Skywalker or Obi-Wan Kenobi (17:57). All before Van makes the case to Charles about why he should watch 'Superman & Lois' (56:44). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Guest: Ben Lindbergh Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2021
The Best of Batman With Sean Fennessey
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In anticipation of the newest Matt Reeves-helmed 'The Batman' film, Mal is joined by The Ringer's Sean Fennessey to talk about the best of Batman across film and hand out their own personal superlatives for all things Bat (15:14)! They break down their favorite Batman performance (39:20), best Batmobile (66:21), best villain (72:23), and many more. Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Sean Fennessey Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2021
'Eternals' Teaser Trailer Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys
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Van and Charles ride to give their instant thoughts on the new teaser trailer for Marvel's 'Eternals,' directed by Chloé Zhao (02:13). They discuss whether or not audiences will be ready for a more thought-provoking sci-fi tale with this latest movie (19:23). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2021
'Black Panther' Midnight Court, 'Army of the Dead', and Nerd News | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys discuss the recent news regarding a new Batman animated series and how it might stack up alongside the rest of the animated DC universe (03:09). Then Charles and Van head back to Midnight Court to present their cases on whether or not 'Black Panther' is a top-five MCU film (11:57), all before they give their thoughts on Zack Snyder's latest film 'Army of the Dead' (45:49). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2021
Jason Mantzoukas Part 2: Mantzoukas Recommends!
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In the second part of a two-part chat, Mal and Jason Mantzoukas discuss the wealth of animated gems Jason has enjoyed during quarantine, including ‘Wolfwalkers,’ ‘Hilda,’ ‘City of Ghosts,’ and ‘Harley Quinn.’ They also discuss ‘Letterkenny,’ Jason’s reading recommendations, and more! Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Jason Mantzoukas Part 1: ‘Invincible,’ Star Wars, MCU Excitement, and More
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In the first part of a two-part chat, actor and friend of The Ringer Jason Mantzoukas enters The Ringer-Verse to talk with Mal about his work on the breakout show 'Invincible' and what it’s like to work with such captivating source material (07:38). They also discuss the latest Star Wars spinoff 'The Bad Batch,' what they hope to see from 'The Mandalorian' Season 3 (46:57), and their anticipation for 'Loki' and 'Black Widow.' Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Jason Mantzoukas Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2021
Armchair CEO: Fixing the DC Cinematic Universe | The Midnight Boys
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After the news of Zach Snyder revealing that Warner Bros. will not be continuing his take on the Justice League (04:28), Van and Charles ride off to play a game of "Armchair CEO" to see what they would do if they were in charge of the DC cinematic universe (09:43). They also figure out what they would do with the current slate of DC films and who they would cast in their dream DC projects (22:16). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Mal's Summer Hype Mailbag
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The Ringer's Chris Ryan joins Mal for this special mailbag episode answering your fandom questions for the summer and beyond. They weigh in on the future of Disney+'s 'Bad Batch' (05:19), the upcoming season of 'Stranger Things' (39:15), and A24's 'The Green Knight' (63:37). Later Miles Surrey joins to talk about 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' (78:34). Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Chris Ryan, Jomi Adeniran, Miles Surrey, Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Finding Superman, Defending 'Age of Ultron', and Mark Millar 'Jupiter's Legacy' Interview | The Midnight Boys
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The Midnight Boys are back and here to react to the latest news and stories from around the Ringer-Verse! They comment on WB's search for a Black Superman, who they would want to see in the roll, and the legacy of Chadwick Boseman (03:15). Then they head to Midnight Court to present their arguments on which is the better film, 'The Avengers' or 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (29:20), all before talking with comics legend Mark Millar about his newest Netflix show based on his comic 'Jupiter's Legacy' (44:15). You can read more about Mark Millar in Charles's story for The Ringer. Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Guest: Mark Millar Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 08, 2021
'The Bad Batch’ Premiere Hype and 'Star Wars' Spinoffs
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Mallory Rubin is joined by Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer to dive into the premiere of 'The Bad Batch,' the newest entry in the 'Star Wars' canon. Mal and Ben discuss where 'The Clone Wars' has taken us and why fans should be excited about this new spinoff (04:08). Later, they also talk about their five favorite canonical connections from this premiere and the broader 'Star Wars' story (52:33). Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Ben Lindbergh Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2021
'Invincible' Finale Instant Reactions and Season Awards
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The Midnight Boys suit up to give their instant reactions to the jaw-dropping season finale of 'Invincible' and their thoughts on the show as a whole. They make the case for why this show stands out from the typical superhero fare and why it is worth your attention if you haven't seen it already (04:30). Then they get into what they thought of the season's final episode (14:24) before giving out a handful of awards, including Best Fight and Best Side Character (45:24). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Season Awards and Finale Analysis
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Mallory Rubin is joined by Midnight Boy (and Academy Award winner) Van Lathan to talk about the finale of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' They share their thoughts and feelings about the finale and the season as a whole (05:31). They also react to news that the next 'Captain America' film is in development (31:10) before giving out season superlatives and answering your questions! Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Van Lathan and Jomi Adeniran Producer: Steve Ahlman Production: Arjuna Ramgopal and TD St. Matthew-Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
'Mortal Kombat' (2021) | Instant Reactions
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Van Lathan is joined by Shea Serrano to give their thoughts and reactions to the film 'Mortal Kombat'. They discuss the legacy of the classic video game franchise, its cultural impact, and how much they love the original 1995 film (01:40). They then break down the reboot of the famous franchise and find what they loved the most in this blood-soaked action fest (14:36). Host: Van Lathan & Shea Serrano Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2021
'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Season Finale Instant Reactions
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The Midnight Boys ride again for the season finale of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'. They give their immediate thoughts on the epic conclusion of the MCU series (04:32). They also break down what they think of the newest Capitan America and share their top three MCU costumes of all time (10:17), all before breaking down what else they would like to see out of the MCU going forward. Hosts: Van Lathan & Charles Holmes Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel and Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
10 Key Questions for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Finale
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Mallory Rubin is joined by fellow 'Ringer-Verse' host Charles Holmes to talk about the remaining burning questions and theories before the finale of 'The Falcon and the Winter Solider' this Friday (09:11) and how they tie into the broader themes of the show. They are then joined by Jomi Adeniran to answer your listener questions (38:38). Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Charles Holmes & Jomi Adeniran Producer: Steve Ahlman Engineer: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production: TD St. Matthew-Daniel & Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' Trailer Instant Reactions
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The Midnight Boys share their initial thoughts on the teaser trailer for 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.' Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Episode 5 Instant Reactions
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The Midnight Boys ride again as Charles Holmes and Van Lathan give their instant reactions to the penultimate episode of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' (05:15). They talk about major revelations, character by character, and what the episode's big cameo means for the future of the MCU. Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Analysis of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Ep. 4
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Mal is joined by Musa Okwonga of 'Stadio' to take a deep dive into the actions and themes of the fourth episode of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' (02:07). Mal is then joined by TD St. Matthew-Daniel and they step into the probability hex to see what scenarios are more likely in the penultimate episode of the series (53:01). Then Mal jumps to the timeline to answer your mailbag questions with Jomi Adeniran (87:22). Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: Musa Okwonga, TD St. Matthew-Daniel, Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Episode 4 Instant Reactions
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The Midnight Boys return to talk about the explosive latest episode of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' They first dive into a Nerd News Minute (03:39) detailing Ray Fisher's experience with Joss Whedon. Then they break down every exciting spoiler-filled detail from the latest entry in the MCU (10:53). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Mid-season Awards
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Mallory Rubin is joined by Joanna Robinson of Vanity Fair to talk in depth about the themes and revelations in the third episode of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' They break down how Zemo has established himself as one of the best villains in the MCU (13:30) and give out their mid-season superlatives (76:05). Then, Mal hops over to the timeline to answer your mailbag questions (96:04). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
'Loki' and 'Black Widow' Trailer Reactions
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Charles Holmes and Van Lathan share their instant reactions to the newly released trailers for Marvel's 'Loki' and 'Black Widow.' (Spoiler warning: Other MCU films, entities, and products are discussed!) Host: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Episode 3 Instant Reactions
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The Midnight Boys return to give their instant reactions to the latest episode of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' They give a brief update in the world of the DC films (04:17) and then they give you all of the spoiler-filled goodness that you need to hear about the latest from Sam and Bucky's globe-trotting mystery (10:51). And before they go, they offer up a few more 'Godzilla vs. Kong' thoughts (56:07). Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
'Godzilla vs. Kong' Instant Reactions
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Van Lathan is joined by Miles Surrey and Lex Pryor of The Ringer to give their instant reactions to the blockbuster beat-'em-up 'Godzilla vs. Kong.' *SPOILER WARNING*: They discuss who was declared the winner, how the humans fared, where they would like to see the series go from here, and more. Host: Van Lathan Guests: Mies Surrey and Lex Pryor Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Analysis of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Ep. 2
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Mallory Rubin is joined by The Ringer's TD St. Matthew-Daniel to analyze the themes and revelations in the second episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.’ They break down how hidden agendas play a role in Sam and Bucky's strife with each other and what it means for them by the end of the episode (07:59). They then dive into theorizing with Daniel Chin about the role the Power Broker plays in the big picture (60:11) before Jomi joins to answer your mailbag questions (80:04) Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: TD St. Matthew-Daniel, Daniel Chin, Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
‘Invincible’ Episodes 1-3 Reactions
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Charles Holmes and Jomi Adeniran discuss the newest creation from Robert Kirkman, 'Invincible,' which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. They break down what makes this superhero show notable and worth watching (02:24). They then delve into spoilers on the first three episodes and how the major reveal in Episode 1 shapes the rest of the series (13:06). Hosts: Charles Holmes and Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Episode 2 Instant Reactions
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Van Lathan and Charles Holmes return to discuss the major events and revelations that take place in the second episode of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'. They begin by recapping the episode and breaking down our introduction to the new Capitan America and what it means for both Bucky and Sam to see someone else take up the mantle. Then they discuss the major reveal of Isaiah Bradley and what they would love to see from the next episode. They also share their reactions to the new James Gunn-directed 'Suicide Squad' trailer. Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Analysis and Theories On ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Ep. 1
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Mallory Rubin enters the Ringer-Verse to give her in-depth thoughts and analysis on the premiere of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' She is joined by David Shoemaker to discuss where the MCU is at this point in time and where this new show will take its titular characters. They are then joined by The Ringer's Daniel Chin to dive into theories about what the appearance of the Flag-Smashers could mean for the series. Finally, they end on your mailbag questions, with Jomi Adeniran explaining why Tony Stark is leaving the Avengers broke. Host: Mallory Rubin Guests: David Shoemaker, Daniel Chin, Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
'Zack Snyder's Justice League' Spoilers Reaction
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On this special bonus episode of the Ringer-Verse, Van Lathan and Charles Holmes share their spoiler-filled thoughts on the four-hour epic that the internet demanded. They discuss the biggest additions involving Cyborg, The Flash and the Joker, Ben Affleck's Batman, the return of Superman, villain motivations and more. Plus, will the Snyder Verse live on? You can follow 'The Ringer-Verse' on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Hosts: Van Lathan and Charles Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2021
'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Episode 1 Instant Reactions
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Van Lathan is joined by Charles Holmes to discuss their instant reactions (with spoilers) to the premiere episode of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' They discuss how far these characters have come in the MCU and then highlight the big reveals and questions after Episode 1. Plus, their thoughts on where the series could go and how the MCU could pass on the mantle of Captain America. You can follow 'The Ringer-Verse' on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Hosts: Van Lathan Guest: Charles Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Into the Ringer-Verse
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Welcome to 'The Ringer-Verse,' a multi-show podcast feed centered on all things superheroes, nerd culture, and fandom. We'll discuss instant reactions, theory breakdowns, mailbag questions, and more across the pop culture multiverse. In this special preview, Mallory Rubin and Van Lathan discuss some of their favorite fandoms and what you can expect from the shows premiering on this very feed. You can follow 'The Ringer-Verse' on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021