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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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    • 4.6 • 51 Ratings

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.

    Analyzing ‘Hawkeye’ Episodes 1 and 2

    Analyzing ‘Hawkeye’ Episodes 1 and 2

    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
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    • 2 hrs 25 min
    ‘Hawkeye’ Episodes 1+2 Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys

    ‘Hawkeye’ Episodes 1+2 Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys

    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
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Exploring 'Cowboy Bebop' With John Cho

    Exploring 'Cowboy Bebop' With John Cho

    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
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    'The Wheel of Time' Premiere With Zach Baron and Rafe Judkins

    'The Wheel of Time' Premiere With Zach Baron and Rafe Judkins

    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
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Trailer and Midnight Misses: 'Spider-Man 3' | The Midnight Boys

    'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Trailer and Midnight Misses: 'Spider-Man 3' | The Midnight Boys

    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
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Discussing 'Hawkeye' With Matt Fraction

    Discussing 'Hawkeye' With Matt Fraction

    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
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Master juddi ,

House of Mal

Love me some binge mode and often revisit after reawatching or re-reading something they covered. Mal continues to kill it during her deep dives.
The midnight boys add a different take under different circumstances but they are still great and hilarious. Charles may have some takes that are simply put wrong but still good

Mattpm204 ,

Dune

What happened to the Mal & Jo deep dive Dune podcast??!?!?!!!?!? I finally saw the movie and have been waiting to hear their thoughts and now it’s not on Apple?!?!?!? I need some Fremen thoughts!!!!

TJ Zwarych ,

Amazing pod - Brings so much enjoyment to my life

Have always loved Binge-Mode, and now that the Ringer-Verse is here I love it just as much. The way Mal breaks down content is second to none, analyzing themes and context very well and putting her thoughts into words that are easy to connect with. The Midnight Boys are hilarious, and whether I love their takes or hate them, it’s wildly entertaining nonetheless. Their passion and love for what they do enhances the instant reaction pods to another level. This pod dropping on Mondays and Wednesdays makes my week so much better!

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