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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.

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    • 4.6 • 3.4K Ratings

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.

    The Pleasures of Passive TV Watching and Where We're at With Prestige TV

    The Pleasures of Passive TV Watching and Where We're at With Prestige TV

    What has been lost from the viewing experience now that most TV requires you to actively pay attention at all times (1:38)? Chris and Andy mull over that question, as well as what prestige TV looks like in 2020 (13:52) and the experience of watching a TV show like 'Borgen' versus 'Fargo' (28:39).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    • 54 min
    A Grab Bag of Pop Culture Recommendations and Rob Harvilla on the Music of the '90s

    A Grab Bag of Pop Culture Recommendations and Rob Harvilla on the Music of the '90s

    Chris and Andy recommend a few shows that they’re liking that are not normal “Watch fare,” including ‘Borgen’ and ‘Call My Agent!’ (7:33). Then, they are joined by Rob Harvilla to talk about his experience with music in the 1990s and how he picked the songs for his new podcast, ‘60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s’ (32:46).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guest: Rob Harvilla

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Disney Reshuffles Toward Streaming and Breaking Down ‘The Boys’ Season Finale with Showrunner Eric Kripke

    Disney Reshuffles Toward Streaming and Breaking Down ‘The Boys’ Season Finale with Showrunner Eric Kripke

    In another sign of the times, Disney announced this week that they’re moving resources away from theatrical releases and toward their streaming service (5:53). Plus, ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Episode 2 (19:12) and Andy talks with ‘The Boys’ showrunner Eric Kripke about the show’s season finale (37:38).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guest: Eric Kripke

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Breaking Down ‘The Third Day’ and ‘Fargo.’ Plus: ‘Gangs of London’ With Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano.

    Breaking Down ‘The Third Day’ and ‘Fargo.’ Plus: ‘Gangs of London’ With Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano.

    Chris and Andy break down the hard-to-stomach fourth episode of ‘The Third Day’ (4:23), the third episode of ‘Fargo’ Season 4 (12:17), and the latest Marvel news (22:23). Then, Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion join the show to talk about the violent British crime show ‘Gangs of London’ (34:55).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guests: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion

    • 1 hr 19 min
    ‘Glow’ Is Cancelled. Plus: ‘The Good Lord Bird,’ ‘The Boys,’ and Ryan and Musa From ‘Stadio’ on ‘All or Nothing.’

    ‘Glow’ Is Cancelled. Plus: ‘The Good Lord Bird,’ ‘The Boys,’ and Ryan and Musa From ‘Stadio’ on ‘All or Nothing.’

    Despite ‘Glow’ being renewed for a fourth and final season, Netflix announced they are cancelling the show (2:58). Ethan Hawke’s new project ‘The Good Lord Bird’ is like a really good history lesson (13:24), and ‘The Boys’ may have finally crossed the line on violence (37:16). Finally, Chris talks with Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga from ‘Stadio’ podcast about the Amazon documentary series ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ (47:04).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guests: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Welcome ‘Ms. Marvel,’ Barry Jenkins and Disney, and an Interview With ‘Ted Lasso’ Executive Producer Bill Lawrence

    Welcome ‘Ms. Marvel,’ Barry Jenkins and Disney, and an Interview With ‘Ted Lasso’ Executive Producer Bill Lawrence

    Marvel announced this week that a ‘Ms. Marvel’ series will be coming to Disney+ and that they’re tapping relatively unknown actress Iman Vellani to play the role, and Chris and Andy discuss what this news mean for the Marvel universe (3:11). Plus, they discuss Barry Jenkins directing the ‘Lion King’ sequel (18:45) and the third episode of ‘The Third Day’ (30:20). Lastly, Chris interviews ‘Ted Lasso’ executive producer Bill Lawrence (41:33).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guest: Bill Lawrence

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Willd27 ,

Just the best

I love Chris and Andy. Their ability to feed of each other and their relationship are exactly the thing we need to carry us through this pandemic. I carry mail and whenever this podcast comes on when I’m out and about I probably look like the biggest doofus with the smile they give me.

Jimmyb981 ,

Not what it once was

I’ve been listening since 2017, enjoyed their take on Pop culture (more than just a TV podcast), but it’s veering too far from the path it once trod. The latest started as a Twitter watch for the death of the President, then transitioned into a rant about the President not taking Covid seriously, to Netflix cancelling shows because they took Covid too seriously. It becomes hard to listen if you are desiring just Pop culture analysis. I loved this podcast, but they are telling me to go elsewhere with their new focus and content. Definitely your mileage may vary, and I will still pop in, but no longer “must listen” any more.

Moodle5 ,

Zingerman’s/The Watch Crossover

I really enjoy the podcast. But words can not describe the thrill I got when I saw that on the Zingerman’s website, Chris Ryan’s quote about their pimento cheese can be found! Two things, I love (could be three, I haven’t tried the pimento cheese) coming together!

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