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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.

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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. 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
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