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Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.

Latest Episodes

The Rolling Stone Best 500 Albums List and the Canonization of Music. Plus, Katherine Waterston on ‘The Third Day.’

EWe talk about Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list and the act of canon-making that goes along with creating a list like this (5:36). Much to our delight, Steven Soderbergh is bringing ‘The Knick’ back for a third season (25:07). Then we break down the second episode of ‘The Third Day’ (33:38) and Chris chats with Katherine Waterston about the show (46:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Katherine Waterston

73 min3 d ago
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The Rolling Stone Best 500 Albums List and the Canonization of Music. Plus, Katherine Waterston on ‘The Third Day.’

Breaking Down the 2020 Emmys and What They Mean for TV. Plus, Dave Chang on His New Memoir, ‘Eat a Peach.'

EIt was a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweep at the Emmys on Sunday. Does that speak to the power of the Netflix bump (8:52)? Plus, the ‘WandaVision’ trailer shows that Disney+ holds the power (28:00), breaking down the latest episode of ‘The Boys’ (37:44), and Andy interviews Dave Chang about his new memoir, ‘Eat a Peach’ (44:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Dave Chang

108 min6 d ago
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Breaking Down the 2020 Emmys and What They Mean for TV. Plus, Dave Chang on His New Memoir, ‘Eat a Peach.'

The ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Trailer, ‘The Third Day,’ and Chloë Sevigny on ‘We Are Who We Are’

EThe trailer for the second season of ‘The Mandalorian’ dropped this week and it featured lots of Baby Yoda and expensive-looking CGI (1:41). ‘The Third Day’ on HBO is an immersive and weird experience (11:05). Plus, we break down the first episode of ‘We Are Who We Are’ (29:53) and interview Chloë Sevigny, who leads the show (40:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Chloë Sevigny

59 min1 w ago
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The ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Trailer, ‘The Third Day,’ and Chloë Sevigny on ‘We Are Who We Are’

Which Streaming Services Will Survive? Plus, Previewing Monday Nights on HBO, More Superhero Talk, and Aya Cash From ‘The Boys’

EAfter a slight executive shakeup at Netflix, we take a temperature check of how each of the major streaming services are faring right now (6:22). Then, we preview the HBO shows ‘Third Day’ and ‘We Are Who We Are’ (28:43) and break down the news that Jonathan Majors will have a leading role in the next ‘Ant Man’ movie (34:40). Plus, a conversation with Aya Cash about her role on ‘The Boys’ Season 2 (45:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Aya Cash

78 min1 w ago
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Which Streaming Services Will Survive? Plus, Previewing Monday Nights on HBO, More Superhero Talk, and Aya Cash From ‘The Boys’

What the ‘Dune’ Trailer Reveals About the Star Wars Franchise. Plus, the End of ‘The Walking Dead’ and Breaking Down ‘The Boys’ S2E1-3.

EThe trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ was released this week, and the movie looks expensive and like a new model for sci-fi movies (1:23). Meanwhile, the Star Wars franchise is flagging (11:56). Plus, ‘The Walking Dead’ is ending, but not without 30 more episodes and a couple spinoffs (34:43), and we break down the first three episodes of ‘The Boys’ Season 2 (40:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

63 min2 w ago
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What the ‘Dune’ Trailer Reveals About the Star Wars Franchise. Plus, the End of ‘The Walking Dead’ and Breaking Down ‘The Boys’ S2E1-3.

Mailbag Episode: Pandemic Content, Best Music of 2020 So Far, and What Shows to Look Forward to the Rest of This Year

EChris and Andy open up the mailbag and cover topics like whether or not they want to see COVID-19 story lines in upcoming TV shows (12:37), what showrunners they would like to see tackle a new genre (30:15), some of their favorite music from 2020 so far (36:47), and what shows they’re most anticipating this year (43:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

53 min2 w ago
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Mailbag Episode: Pandemic Content, Best Music of 2020 So Far, and What Shows to Look Forward to the Rest of This Year

The Challenges of Adapting ‘The Three-Body Problem,’ Plus ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘All or Nothing,’ and Previewing ‘The Boys’ Season 2

ENews that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to adapt the sci-fi series ‘The Three Body Problem’ for Netflix was met with trepidation online (10:32). Production of ‘The Batman’ has hit a snag after Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19 (26:47). Plus: a tale of two different types of soccer shows in ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘All or Nothing’ (37:10), and previewing Season 2 of ‘The Boys’ (57:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

70 min3 w ago
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The Challenges of Adapting ‘The Three-Body Problem,’ Plus ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘All or Nothing,’ and Previewing ‘The Boys’ Season 2

Remembering Chadwick Boseman With Reggie Ugwu. Plus: ‘I May Destroy You’ Finale and an Interview With the Killers' Brandon Flowers.

EChris and Andy are joined by New York Times culture reporter Reggie Ugwu to talk about the life and career of Chadwick Boseman, who passed away on Friday following a private battle with colon cancer (1:32). Plus, Chris and Andy break down the finale and phenomenal season of ‘I May Destroy You’ (25:36), and Andy is joined by the Killers' lead singer Brandon Flowers to talk about their new album, ‘Imploding the Mirage’ (53:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Reggie Ugwu and Brandon Flowers

88 min3 w ago
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Remembering Chadwick Boseman With Reggie Ugwu. Plus: ‘I May Destroy You’ Finale and an Interview With the Killers' Brandon Flowers.

Are TV Shows the New Movies? A Podcast Crossover Special, Part 2.

EIn a special mega-pod, Chris and Andy are joined by Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins for a two-part conversation about the way that movies seems to be aping the modes and styles of TV, and vice versa. (For Part 1, check out 'The Big Picture' on The Ringer Podcast Network.) Hosts: Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan Guests: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

56 minAUG 28
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Are TV Shows the New Movies? A Podcast Crossover Special, Part 2.

The 'Lonesome Dove' Megapod | Bonus Episode

EWelcome to the Summer of Dove. All four segments of Chris and Andy talking about the book and miniseries 'Lonesome Dove.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

154 minAUG 26
Comments
The 'Lonesome Dove' Megapod | Bonus Episode

Latest Episodes

The Rolling Stone Best 500 Albums List and the Canonization of Music. Plus, Katherine Waterston on ‘The Third Day.’

EWe talk about Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list and the act of canon-making that goes along with creating a list like this (5:36). Much to our delight, Steven Soderbergh is bringing ‘The Knick’ back for a third season (25:07). Then we break down the second episode of ‘The Third Day’ (33:38) and Chris chats with Katherine Waterston about the show (46:34). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Katherine Waterston

73 min3 d ago
Comments
The Rolling Stone Best 500 Albums List and the Canonization of Music. Plus, Katherine Waterston on ‘The Third Day.’

Breaking Down the 2020 Emmys and What They Mean for TV. Plus, Dave Chang on His New Memoir, ‘Eat a Peach.'

EIt was a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweep at the Emmys on Sunday. Does that speak to the power of the Netflix bump (8:52)? Plus, the ‘WandaVision’ trailer shows that Disney+ holds the power (28:00), breaking down the latest episode of ‘The Boys’ (37:44), and Andy interviews Dave Chang about his new memoir, ‘Eat a Peach’ (44:43). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Dave Chang

108 min6 d ago
Comments
Breaking Down the 2020 Emmys and What They Mean for TV. Plus, Dave Chang on His New Memoir, ‘Eat a Peach.'

The ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Trailer, ‘The Third Day,’ and Chloë Sevigny on ‘We Are Who We Are’

EThe trailer for the second season of ‘The Mandalorian’ dropped this week and it featured lots of Baby Yoda and expensive-looking CGI (1:41). ‘The Third Day’ on HBO is an immersive and weird experience (11:05). Plus, we break down the first episode of ‘We Are Who We Are’ (29:53) and interview Chloë Sevigny, who leads the show (40:40). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Chloë Sevigny

59 min1 w ago
Comments
The ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Trailer, ‘The Third Day,’ and Chloë Sevigny on ‘We Are Who We Are’

Which Streaming Services Will Survive? Plus, Previewing Monday Nights on HBO, More Superhero Talk, and Aya Cash From ‘The Boys’

EAfter a slight executive shakeup at Netflix, we take a temperature check of how each of the major streaming services are faring right now (6:22). Then, we preview the HBO shows ‘Third Day’ and ‘We Are Who We Are’ (28:43) and break down the news that Jonathan Majors will have a leading role in the next ‘Ant Man’ movie (34:40). Plus, a conversation with Aya Cash about her role on ‘The Boys’ Season 2 (45:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Aya Cash

78 min1 w ago
Comments
Which Streaming Services Will Survive? Plus, Previewing Monday Nights on HBO, More Superhero Talk, and Aya Cash From ‘The Boys’

What the ‘Dune’ Trailer Reveals About the Star Wars Franchise. Plus, the End of ‘The Walking Dead’ and Breaking Down ‘The Boys’ S2E1-3.

EThe trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ was released this week, and the movie looks expensive and like a new model for sci-fi movies (1:23). Meanwhile, the Star Wars franchise is flagging (11:56). Plus, ‘The Walking Dead’ is ending, but not without 30 more episodes and a couple spinoffs (34:43), and we break down the first three episodes of ‘The Boys’ Season 2 (40:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

63 min2 w ago
Comments
What the ‘Dune’ Trailer Reveals About the Star Wars Franchise. Plus, the End of ‘The Walking Dead’ and Breaking Down ‘The Boys’ S2E1-3.

Mailbag Episode: Pandemic Content, Best Music of 2020 So Far, and What Shows to Look Forward to the Rest of This Year

EChris and Andy open up the mailbag and cover topics like whether or not they want to see COVID-19 story lines in upcoming TV shows (12:37), what showrunners they would like to see tackle a new genre (30:15), some of their favorite music from 2020 so far (36:47), and what shows they’re most anticipating this year (43:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

53 min2 w ago
Comments
Mailbag Episode: Pandemic Content, Best Music of 2020 So Far, and What Shows to Look Forward to the Rest of This Year

The Challenges of Adapting ‘The Three-Body Problem,’ Plus ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘All or Nothing,’ and Previewing ‘The Boys’ Season 2

ENews that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to adapt the sci-fi series ‘The Three Body Problem’ for Netflix was met with trepidation online (10:32). Production of ‘The Batman’ has hit a snag after Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19 (26:47). Plus: a tale of two different types of soccer shows in ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘All or Nothing’ (37:10), and previewing Season 2 of ‘The Boys’ (57:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

70 min3 w ago
Comments
The Challenges of Adapting ‘The Three-Body Problem,’ Plus ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘All or Nothing,’ and Previewing ‘The Boys’ Season 2

Remembering Chadwick Boseman With Reggie Ugwu. Plus: ‘I May Destroy You’ Finale and an Interview With the Killers' Brandon Flowers.

EChris and Andy are joined by New York Times culture reporter Reggie Ugwu to talk about the life and career of Chadwick Boseman, who passed away on Friday following a private battle with colon cancer (1:32). Plus, Chris and Andy break down the finale and phenomenal season of ‘I May Destroy You’ (25:36), and Andy is joined by the Killers' lead singer Brandon Flowers to talk about their new album, ‘Imploding the Mirage’ (53:16). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Reggie Ugwu and Brandon Flowers

88 min3 w ago
Comments
Remembering Chadwick Boseman With Reggie Ugwu. Plus: ‘I May Destroy You’ Finale and an Interview With the Killers' Brandon Flowers.

Are TV Shows the New Movies? A Podcast Crossover Special, Part 2.

EIn a special mega-pod, Chris and Andy are joined by Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins for a two-part conversation about the way that movies seems to be aping the modes and styles of TV, and vice versa. (For Part 1, check out 'The Big Picture' on The Ringer Podcast Network.) Hosts: Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan Guests: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

56 minAUG 28
Comments
Are TV Shows the New Movies? A Podcast Crossover Special, Part 2.

The 'Lonesome Dove' Megapod | Bonus Episode

EWelcome to the Summer of Dove. All four segments of Chris and Andy talking about the book and miniseries 'Lonesome Dove.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

154 minAUG 26
Comments
The 'Lonesome Dove' Megapod | Bonus Episode
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