Trial by Content

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Every week, Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Neil Miller enter the pop-culture discourse with a lively (and occasionally heated) debate pegged to the biggest new releases in film and television. In addition to bringing their own answer, they also consider submissions from listeners and the occasional special guest. Together via rigorous debate and a listener poll, the hosts and audience venture on a quest to find the perfect answer for each of the greatest pop culture questions of our time.

Episode Date
Best Ewan McGregor Performance
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This week, Dave, Joanna, and Neil are joined by Mallory Rubin to debate what is the best Ewan McGregor performance. But first, they need to go over the results of last week’s poll (3:15). After that, they discuss Ewan McGregor in general. What is his one flaw (4:58)? Then, they begin the debate by presenting their choices for best Ewan McGregor performance and listening to clips from their picks (17:38). Finally, they hear some listener submissions (43:00) before deciding on a final poll.   Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best Ewan McGregor performance? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week!   Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller Guest: Mallory Rubin Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Best Movie Based on a TV Show
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Inspired by the release of ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era,' this week, Dave, Joanna, and Neil debate what is the best movie based on a TV show. But first, they need to go over the results of last week’s poll (1:48). After that, they discuss the different kinds of choices for today’s topic (2:58), before arguing their choices for best movie based on a TV show (28:00), and hearing some listener submissions (47:40). Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best movie based on a TV show? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week! Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Best Surprise Cameo in a Movie
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(1:32) — RECAP: Joanna reveals the results of last week’s poll. (2:34) — TOPIC: Dave, Joanna, and Neil introduce this week’s debate: What is the best surprise cameo in a movie? (2:49) — ‘DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS’: They discuss, in spoiler-filled detail, the cameos in the latest Marvel movie. (16:03) — RULES: Neil explains the rules for the debate, and gives out some awards. (20:38) — PRETRIAL DISMISSALS: They go through a list of honorable mentions that just missed the cut. (24:31) — OPENING REMARKS: Everyone gives a one-minute opening statement and plays a clip to support their choice for the best surprise cameo in a movie. (30:12) — CROSS-EXAMINATION: The hosts engage in open discussion of the presented choices, and offer rebuttals and further arguments for their picks. (39:44) — LISTENER SUBMISSIONS: The hosts read some listener submissions and hear clips from the listener choices. Then, they pick one to be added to the final poll. (54:35) — FINAL STATEMENTS: They each get one uninterrupted minute to defend their choice. Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best surprise cameo in a movie? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week! Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2022
The Perfect 'Star Trek' Away Team
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(1:23) — RECAP: Joanna reveals the results of last week’s poll. (2:29) — TOPIC: Dave, Joanna, and Neil introduce this week’s debate: What is the perfect 'Star Trek' away team? (4:23) — THE STATE OF 'STAR TREK': They discuss how they feel about some of the most recent 'Star Trek' shows in the Paramount+ era. (24:01) — RULES: Neil explains the rules for the debate, and gives out some awards. (30:59) — OPENING REMARKS: Everyone gives a one-minute opening statement to support the perfect 'Star Trek' away team. (35:15) — CROSS-EXAMINATION: The hosts engage in open discussion of the presented choices, and offer rebuttals and further arguments for their picks. (47:26) — LISTENER SUBMISSIONS: The hosts read some listener submissions. Then, they pick one to be added to the final poll. (59:06) — FINAL STATEMENTS: They each get one uninterrupted minute to defend their choice. Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the perfect 'Star Trek' away team? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week! Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Best Performance By An Actor Playing Themselves
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(1:35) — RECAP: Joanna reveals the results of last week’s poll. (2:25) — TOPIC: Dave, Joanna, and Neil introduce this week’s debate: What is the best performance by an actor playing themselves? (7:59) — 'THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT': They discuss the new Nicolas Cage movie, and how it inspired this debate. (17:17) — RULES: Neil explains the rules for the debate, and gives out some awards. (21:08) — PRETRIAL DISMISSALS: They go through a list of honorable mentions that just missed the cut. (26:42) — OPENING REMARKS: Everyone gives a one-minute opening statement and plays a clip to support their choice for the best performance by an actor playing themselves. (31:17) — CROSS-EXAMINATION: The hosts engage in open discussion of the presented choices and offer rebuttals and further arguments for their picks. (45:43) — LISTENER SUBMISSIONS: The hosts read some listener submissions and hear clips from the listener choices. Then, they pick one to be added to the final poll. (57:45) — FINAL STATEMENTS: They each get one uninterrupted minute to defend their choice. Now it’s up for you to decide! What is the best performance by an actor playing themselves? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week! Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Cinema’s Greatest Meet-cute
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(1:38) — RECAP: Joanna reveals the results of last week’s poll. (2:21) — TOPIC: Dave, Joanna, and Neil introduce this week’s debate: What is cinema’s greatest meet-cute? (8:16) — RULES: Neil explains the rules for this debate and gives out some awards. (9:53) — PRETRIAL DISMISSALS: They go through a list of honorable mentions that just missed the cut. (15:17) — OPENING REMARKS: Everyone gives a one-minute opening statement and plays a clip to support their choice for cinema’s greatest meet-cute. (21:10) — CROSS-EXAMINATION: The hosts engage in open discussion of the presented choices and offer rebuttals and further arguments for their picks. (35:23) — LISTENER SUBMISSIONS: The hosts read some listener submissions and hear clips from the listener choices. Then, they pick one to be added to the final poll. (48:08) — CLOSING STATEMENTS: They each get one uninterrupted minute to defend their choice.   Now it’s up for you to decide! What is cinema’s greatest meet-cute? You can vote for a winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week!   Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
The Worst Accent in TV History
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(1:13) — TOPIC: Dave introduces this week’s debate. Who had the worst accent in TV history? (1:36) — RECAP: Dave, Joanna, and Neil reveal the results of last week’s poll. (2:26) – 'MOON KNIGHT': They discuss their thoughts on the show so far and how it inspired this week’s debate. (12:14) — RULES: Neil explains the rules for this debate and goes over some honorable mentions. (17:53) — OPENING REMARKS: Everyone gives a one-minute opening statement and plays a clip to support their choice for the worst accent in TV history. (23:44) — CROSS-EXAMINATION: They engage in open discussion of the presented choices and offer rebuttals and further arguments for their picks. (37:13) — LISTENER SUBMISSIONS: The hosts read some listener submissions and hear clips from the listener choices. Then, they pick one to be added to the final poll. (49:41) — CLOSING STATEMENTS: They each get one more uninterrupted minute to defend their choice. Now it’s up for you to decide! Who had the worst accent in TV history? You can vote for a winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week! Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller Production: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
The Greatest Vampire Sire
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(2:00) — TOPIC: Dave introduces this week’s debate. Who is the greatest vampire sire? (2:23) — RECAP: Dave, Joanna, and Neil reveal the results of last week’s poll. (7:07) — RULES: Neil explains the rules for this debate. (9:27) — OPENING REMARKS: Everyone gives a one-minute opening statement in support of their choice for the greatest vampire sire. (12:34) — CROSS-EXAMINATION: They engage in open discussion of the presented choices, offering rebuttals and further arguments for their picks. (28:48) — LISTENER SUBMISSIONS: The hosts read some listener submissions and pick one to be added to the final poll. (42:01) — CLOSING STATEMENTS: They each get one more, uninterrupted minute to defend their choice. Now it’s up for you to decide! Who is the greatest vampire sire? You can vote for a winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week! Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller Production: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
What Is the Best Final Shot in Movie History?
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(2:24) – TOPIC: Dave introduces this week’s debate: What is the best final shot in movie history? (2:58) – RECAP: Dave, Joanna, and Neil reveal the results of last week’s poll. (3:54) – ONE PERFECT SHOT: They discuss the inspiration for today’s topic, Neil’s new docuseries on HBO Max, 'One Perfect Shot.' (12:47) – RULES: Neil explains the rules for this debate. (15:21) – OPENING REMARKS: Everyone gives a one-minute opening statement in support of their choice for the best final shot in movie history. (18:54) – CROSS-EXAMINATION: They engage in open discussion of the presented choices, offering rebuttals and further arguments for their picks. (36:48) – LISTENER SUBMISSIONS: The hosts read some listener submissions and pick one to be added to the final poll. (51:34) – CLOSING STATEMENTS: They each get one more uninterrupted minute to defend their choice. Now it’s up for you to decide! What is the best final shot in movie history? You can vote for a winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week. Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller Production: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
The Most Egregious Best Picture Snub Ever
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(3:09) — RECAP: Dave, Joanna, and Neil reveal the results of last week’s poll. (4:00) — TOPIC: They introduce this week’s focus, the most egregious Best Picture snub ever, and discuss the Oscars’ recent attempts to stay relevant. (11:15) — RULES: Neil explains the rules for this debate. (12:23) — ORDER: Dave lists the order in which each host will give opening statements. (13:24) — OPENING REMARKS: Everyone gives a one-minute opening statement in support of their choice for the most egregious Best Picture snub ever. (17: 12) — CROSS-EXAMINATION: They engage in open discussion of the presented choices, offering rebuttals and further arguments for their picks (34:55) — LISTENER SUBMISSIONS: The hosts read some listener submissions and pick one to be added to the final poll. (45:22) — CLOSING STATEMENTS: They each get one more, uninterrupted minute to defend their choice. Now it’s up for you to decide! What is the most egregious Best Picture snub ever? You can vote for a winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week! Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson and Neil Miller. Production: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Batman’s Greatest Antagonist
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Inspired by Matt Reeves's 'The Batman,' this week Dave, Joanna, and Neil debate who is Batman’s greatest antagonist (2:19). First, they need to go over the rules of the debate (3:36) and decide who gets to go first (5:27). The debate begins with opening statements (6:10) and continues with some cross examination (9:47). After thoroughly poking holes in each other’s choices, they read some listener submissions and pick one to be added to the final poll (26:41). They finish by offering closing statements (40:00) before leaving it up for you to decide. Who is Batman’s greatest antagonist? You can vote for a winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer's Twitter, and in the Spotify app where you find 'Trial by Content.' The winner will be announced next week! Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller Production: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Welcome to 'Trial By Content'
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Every Tuesday, Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Neil Miller will debate one topic relating to film or television. Then, after a lively tussle, they will create a final poll featuring each of their arguments as well as a listener-submitted take. You will decide the ultimate winner! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Theories and Mailbag From ‘Westworld’ S3E8: “Crisis Theory”
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We dive into the mailbag this week to answer your questions and respond to your best theories about the Season 3 finale of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ including how the show tied up its loose ends, Dolores’s endgame, Serac as a Season 3 villain, and what we hope for in Season 4. Thanks for listening this season! Submit any lingering questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Kevin O’Connor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2020
‘Westworld,’ S3E8: “Crisis Theory”
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We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 8 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Were our lingering questions resolved? What do we make of the arcs of Dolores, Serac, Maeve, and Caleb this season? Does the post-credits scene spin the show forward effectively or cheaply? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Theories and Mailbag From ‘Westworld’ S3E7: “Passed Pawn”
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We dive into the mailbag this week to answer your questions and respond to your best theories about Season 3, Episode 7 of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ including: What questions does the show need to answer in the season finale? What is Caleb’s ultimate importance to the show? Are half the scenes we’ve watched this season a simulation? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
‘Westworld,’ S3E7: “Passed Pawn”
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We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 7 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ With only one episode left in the season, has the show left itself enough room to effectively land the plane? Plus: the Maeve vs. Dolores showdown we've all been waiting for. To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Chris Ryan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
Theories and Mailbag From ‘Westworld’ S3E6: “Decoherence”
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We dive in to answer your questions and respond to your best theories about Season 3, Episode 6 of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ including: What the heck is going on with William’s hand? Did Serac or Dolores burn Charlotte? And finally, does Serac have the worst security detail of any billionaire in history? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
‘Westworld,’ S3E6: “Decoherence”
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We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 6 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Where do we see the rest of this season going for Charlotte? What is the emotional weight of the standoff between Maeve and Dolores? And, of course, is William a host or a human? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Juliet Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
Theories and Mailbag From ‘Westworld’ S3E5: “Genre”
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We sit down to answer your questions about Season 3, Episode 5 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ How much of what we see can be believed? Is it all a simulation? What isn’t the show telling us about Caleb’s past? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
‘Westworld,’ S3E5: “Genre”
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We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 5 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ What worked and what didn’t about the show's genre drug concept? Was this an effective follow-up episode to the reveal made in Episode 4? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
Theories and Mailbag From ‘Westworld’ S3E4: “The Mother of Exiles”
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We sit down to answer your questions about Season 3, Episode 4 of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ including: Is there a fifth Dolores? How strong is the evidence that William is a host? What are the stakes of a show in which we watch main characters die every episode? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
‘Westworld,’ S3E4: “The Mother of Exiles”
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We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 4 of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ including a long conversation about (SPOILER ALERT) the big reveal of the episode: Dolores has put herself in multiple host bodies. To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Andrew Gruttadaro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Theories and Mailbag From ‘Westworld’ S3E3: “The Absence of Field”
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We sit down to answer your questions about Season 3, Episode 3 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Featured in this mailbag: a deeper reading of David’s Dolores theory (SPOILERS) and a new segment, Westworld Reddit Out of Context. To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
‘Westworld,’ S3E3: “The Absence of Field”
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We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 3 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Who is in Charlotte Hale’s body? Is Serac a real person or a digital manifestation? Which NBA player is Dolores? Plus: a David Shoemaker prediction that just might be crazy enough to work (SPOILER ALERT 20:30-31:30). To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Kevin O’Connor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Theories and Mailbag From ‘Westworld’ S3E2: “The Winter Line”
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We sit down to answer your questions about Season 3, Episode 2 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Plus: a deep dive on simulation theory and how it applies to this season. To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
‘Westworld,’ S3E2: “The Winter Line”
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We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 2 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Has the show disrupted the concept of reality? Among the cast that’s left, who can we believe is human? Plus: a line-by-line summary of the events and a discussion about how Season 3 has so far been more digestible than Season 2. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Andrew Gruttadaro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
Theories and Mailbag from ‘Westworld’ S3E1: “Parce Domine”
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We sit down to answer your questions about Season 3, Episode 1 of HBO’s ‘Westworld’—including whether there are multiple timelines (again), who is in Charlotte’s body, and whether we would enter into Westworld if we had the money. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
‘Westworld,’ S3E1: “Parce Domine”
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We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 1 of HBO’s ‘Westworld’—including a catchup on where it begins, questions it has proposed, characters it reintroduced, and what the show is trying to be in its third season. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
‘Westworld’ Season 2 Recap
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With Season 3 fast approaching, we sit down to recap the convoluted events of Season 2 of HBO’s ‘Westworld’—including the biggest twists, most confusing questions answered and unanswered, and where we left the show headed into its next season. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
‘Westworld’ S1 Recap
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With Season 3 fast approaching, we sit down to recap the far-away events of Season 1 of HBO’s ‘Westworld’—including the biggest twists, most confusing questions answered and left unanswered, and the show’s initial cultural footprint. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
Theories From 'Westworld' S2E10, "The Passenger"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss the Easter eggs left throughout the finale (21:03), the latest fan theories (26:12), and the biggest moments from this season (48:24). More from The Ringer: ‘Westworld’ Season Finale, and the Search for the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ The Haphazard Storytelling of ‘Westworld’ Season 2 The Best TV of 2018—So Far Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 26, 2018
'Westworld,' S2E10: "The Passenger"
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In this live podcast, The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Juliet Litman, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz give their immediate reactions to the 'Westworld' Season 2 finale (8:01), discuss the biggest cliffhangers (32:10), and answer fan questions (64:55). Watch the live taping of this episode on Twitter, YouTube, or Facebook. More from The Ringer: The Five Most Pressing Questions From the ‘Westworld’ Finale What Matters in the ‘Westworld’ Finale ‘Westworld’ Is Inspired by Video Games, but That Doesn’t Mean It Should Be Treated Like One What Show Does ‘Westworld’ Want to Be? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2018
Theories From 'Westworld,' S2E9: "Vanishing Point"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss what next week's trailer tells us about the Season 2 finale (4:49), Logan's return (28:04), and all the possible references to classic literature (31:04). More from The Ringer: Character Study: The Man in Black The Three Most Pressing Questions From ‘Westworld’ Episode 9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 19, 2018
'Westworld,' S2E9: "Vanishing Point"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Sean Fennessey, and Danny Heifetz break down the penultimate episode of the season and discuss whether the Man in Black is a host (9:50), how seriously viewers should take character deaths (15:30), and what we learned from all the flashbacks (27:27). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2018
Theories From ‘Westworld,’ S2E8: “Kiksuya”
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss what they got wrong in the last episode (03:00), speculate further about the theory that William is a host (19:40), and look ahead to next week’s episode (48:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 12, 2018
'Westworld,’ S2E8: “Kiksuya"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Andrew Gruttadaro, and Danny Heifetz break down why Akecheta is such an important host (8:29), the art of a bottle episode (24:14), and this week's awards (45:27). More from The Ringer: How to Glitch Like a ‘Westworld’ Robot: A Q&A With Louis Herthum What Makes a Great Episode of ‘Westworld’ ‘Black Mirror’ Showrunners on Their Favorite Episodes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2018
Theories From 'Westworld,' S2E7: "Les Écorchés"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss this week's timelines (1:10), the wild Charlotte-Bernard theory (12:25), and why Wild Bill may be the key to figuring out where we're going next (38:36). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 05, 2018
'Westworld,’ S2E7: “Les Écorchés"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Kate Knibbs, and Danny Heifetz discuss what "the door" may be (13:18), Maeve and the Man in Black's dramatic reunion (32:41), and this week's awards (51:20). More from The Ringer: Theories From ‘Westworld,’ S2E6: “Phase Space” The Many Murdochs Behind ‘Succession’ The Ringer Guide to Streaming in June Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2018
Theories From 'Westworld,' S2E6: "Phase Space"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss things they missed in last week's episode (3:02), figuring out the cradle (13:43), and the connection hosts may have to elephants (37:20). This week's theories: Aspect ratio Is Bernard being looped? How the cradle impacts what we've seen so far Ants/superorganism theory Elephants are hosts Elephants are metaphors for hosts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2018
'Westworld,' S2E6: "Phase Space"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Juliet Litman, and Danny Heifetz discuss this week's big reveal (7:32), the most pressing questions we're left with (31:45), and this episode's awards (48:02). More from The Ringer: How to Glitch Like a ‘Westworld’ Robot The Three Most Pressing Questions From ‘Westworld’ Episode 6 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 29, 2018
Theories From ‘Westworld,’ S2E5: “Akane No Mai”
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss the driving theories of this season so far (9:47), whether or not Ford is a host (16:51), and what's in store next week (38:07). More from The Ringer: The ‘Westworld’ Midseason Exit Survey The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Life of Teddy Flood This week's theories: Delores' plan Plagiarism + host construction Maeve's daughter The cradle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 22, 2018
‘Westworld,’ S2E5: “Akane No Mai”
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The Ringer’s David Shoemaker, Alyssa Bereznak, and Danny Heifetz discuss the parallel strands between this week’s episode and previous moments in ‘Westworld’ (06:15) before asking burning questions they have after visiting Shogun World (23:15). Then they hand out this week’s awards (50:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2018
Theories From 'Westworld,' S2E4: "The Riddle of the Sphynx"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss the importance of the book sitting in Jim Delos's "apartment" (9:10), this week's mind-blowing theory about the Man in Black (19:20), and why Dolores may be journeying to a library (29:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 15, 2018
'Westworld,' S2E4: "The Riddle of the Sphinx"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Jason Concepcion, and Danny Heifetz discuss Bernard's and Jim Delos's timeline jumps (7:50), the reveal of William's daughter and what her role may be going forward (27:19), and this week's awards (46:49). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2018
Theories From 'Westworld,' S2E3: "Virtù e Fortuna”
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss this week's top theories including The Man In White (4:11), Elsie's potential return (6:02), and....'Jurassic Park'-world (15:02). More from The Ringer: The Three Most Pressing Questions From ‘Westworld’ Episode 3 Read more about the theories we mentioned: The Man In White The identity of "Grace" Pre-historic world The AI uprising is just another narrative Delos logo Is Elsie coming back? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 08, 2018
‘Westworld,’ S2E3: “Virtù e Fortuna”
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Sean Fennessey, and Danny Heifetz discuss why this week's episode was confusing (5:38), the possibilities in store for discovering more of the wider world (8:52), the disappointing battle at Fort Forlorn Hope (27:22), and this week's awards (42:19). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2018
Theories From 'Westworld' S2E2: "Reunion"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Danny Heifetz, and Micah Peters discuss the correct timeline of Arnold's death (2:15), the theory that Teddy's brain is now in Bernard's body (9:56), and what Lee Sizemore may have to do with that giant sea from episode 1 (22:05). More from The Ringer: What ‘Westworld’ and Facebook Have in Common The Three Most Pressing Questions From ‘Westworld’ Episode 2 Reddit threads to check out: B = T theory Bernard's Shirts and Scars Delores' Plan Find us on Twitter: @DavidShoemaker @Danny_Heifetz @micahpeters_ @Ringer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 01, 2018
'Westworld,' S2E2: "Reunion"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Alison Herman, and Danny Heifetz discuss Dolores and Maeve's anticlimactic meeting and the introductions that happened in this episode (10:53), that surprising guest star (17:39), the Delos timeline (29:19), and this week's biggest theories (50:13). More from The Ringer: Get more of Danny's 'Westworld' theories here Subscribe to 'The Dave Chang Show' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2018
'Westworld,' S2E1: "Journey Into Night"
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Chris Ryan, and Danny Heifetz discuss the Season 2 premiere of 'Westworld' (1:06), the most shocking moment of the episode (21:42), and what new plot theories were created (36:19). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2018
Introducing 'Westworld: The Recappables:'
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The Ringer's David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz introduce a brand-new podcast, which will cover Season 2 of HBO's 'Westworld,' examine where the show left off in Season 1, and discuss what there is to look forward to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2018