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Dial M For Maple is a Riverdale recap podcast with a sly twist. After every episode of Riverdale, we’ll recap what we just saw—as well as what we wish we saw.

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Dial M For Maple is a Riverdale recap podcast with a sly twist. After every episode of Riverdale, we’ll recap what we just saw—as well as what we wish we saw.

    Tangerine, Tangerine, Ta...: Recapping “Tangerine” (Chapter 66)

    Tangerine, Tangerine, Ta...: Recapping “Tangerine” (Chapter 66)

    In its final episode of 2019—and the decade, for that matter—Riverdale forgoes another seasonally-appropriate holiday episode and instead delivers a midseason finale largely concerned with moving on. The big theme of “Tangerine” seems to be setting the past on fire (quite literally) in order to push forward, with Betty laying Dark Betty to rest, Jughead accepting his fate with the Quill And Skull society, and Cheryl finally letting go of her beloved twin’s corpse. Dial M For Maple logs on—albeit a little later than usual—to recap another ambitious episode and to try to make sense of Evelyn Evernever’s deranged hypnotism scheme. Elsewhere, hosts Marah and Cameron introduce a new theory that makes Principal Honey seem even shadier, and the two cast their doubts on the arrival of Archie’s apparently forgotten uncle. Plus, we try to sum up Varsity Blues, and a Cole Sprouse-Adam Sandler reunion sends us on a trip down memory lane.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    How Does That Make You Feel?: Recapping “In Treatment” (Chapter 65)

    How Does That Make You Feel?: Recapping “In Treatment” (Chapter 65)

    If this week’s Riverdale seems familiar to longtime listeners of Dial M For Maple, that may be because we pitched an episode just like this on our podcast last season. After nearly four years of serial killers, diabolical family members, cults, and bear attacks, the teens of Riverdale have some serious trauma to unpack. Thankfully, help comes in the form of guest actor Gina Torres—a.k.a. school counselor Mrs. Burble—whose straight talk and thoughtful insights provide the series with a much-needed center of gravity. Hosts Marah and Cameron break down each of Burble’s “cases” and discuss if they feel her advice to the teens is constructive (it is), and whether or not they take the advice to heart (they don’t). We also dive into the candy bowl of delicious fake brand names, and discuss the news that a future episode will see Veronica heading to New York City to officially introduce us to Katy Keene.
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    • 48 min
    A Tale Of Four Thanksgivings: Recapping “The Ice Storm” (Chapter 64)

    A Tale Of Four Thanksgivings: Recapping “The Ice Storm” (Chapter 64)

    Is Riverdale becoming one of those shows where its holiday episodes are its best? After a spooky Halloween outing this season, the series serves up another winner with its Thanksgiving cornucopia, “The Ice Storm.” Our podcast Dial M For Maple pulls a seat up to the dinner table to dig into a feast of plot, one that won’t leave any Riverdale ‘shippers hungry—Bughead, Varchie, Choni, and even Falice have their own stories this week! Hosts Marah and Cameron are on hand to recap the madness and ask the important questions like: What’s really behind Julian’s glass eyes? Does Mary Andrews have too much fresh produce? And how old is Dodger supposed to be anyway? Elsewhere, we check in on the ascent of Lili Reinhart: Movie Star and Cameron shares why he used to always hate when people called it “Turkey Day.”
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    • 55 min
    Let The Chippings Fall Where They May: Recapping “Hereditary” (Chapter 63)

    Let The Chippings Fall Where They May: Recapping “Hereditary” (Chapter 63)

    Our Riverdale podcast Dial M For Maple returns from its bye week to discuss the rapidly escalating drama of the show’s latest outing, “Hereditary.” Hosts Marah and Cameron recap an episode that once again spreads its heroes to the wind, leaving each to fend for themselves against shady long-lost brothers, shady long-lost sisters, and porcelain dolls that may or may not be housing the soul of an unborn triplet (yes, there’s a lot of bad blood amongst the siblings of Riverdale right now). We also recount our night at the The People’s Choice Awards, which brought us mere inches away from KJ Apa, and lead us to conclude that poor KJ Apa probably doesn’t like red carpets all that much. And, in “The Blue And Gold,” Cameron wonders whether or not Marisol Nichols knows how to do an Instagram Takeover.
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    • 57 min
    Trick Or Triplet: Recapping “Halloween” (Chapter 61)

    Trick Or Triplet: Recapping “Halloween” (Chapter 61)

    Despite the past three seasons of costumed killers and eerie unwanted phone calls, “Halloween” marks Riverdale’s first proper episode tied to the titular holiday. To celebrate, the show divides up its main cast and forces most of the teens to live through their own personal hell; it’s a proper goodie bag of “fun size” horror plots! This week, Dial M For Maple tunes in to recap the scariest (Veronica’s run in with the “Family Man Killer”) and weirdest (Mr. Honey’s fascination with Reggie and Kevin) moments of the night, and sits down for a seance with Nana Rose to figure out what’s really going on at Thistle House. Hosts Marah and Cameron debate the logistics of the VHS surveillance plot, and share their confusion over Charles Cooper’s true motives—if that’s even his real name. Plus, Cameron attempts to update us on the Riverdale cast’s TikTok presence, but ends up confused by the app all over again
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    • 57 min
    Edgar’s Got A Rocket!: Recapping “Dog Day Afternoon” (Chapter 60)

    Edgar’s Got A Rocket!: Recapping “Dog Day Afternoon” (Chapter 60)

    Betty’s quest to free her mom from the clutches of The Farm leads to an especially loopy episode of Riverdale, one that has Dial M For Maple wondering if Edgar Evernever ever had a plan in the first place. Hosts Marah and Cameron are on hand to recap the madcap “Dog Day Afternoon,” and the pair attempts to sniff out which of the shows shady new characters is the shadiest of them all. Marah also ponders the logistics of Betty’s passport procurement plan, while Cameron is just happy to see beloved social worker Miss Weiss again. Plus, a listener points out that we should take a closer look at Donna Sweet, a Stonewall Prep student with a name suspiciously similar to Donna Tartt, whose debut novel may hint at where the season is headed.
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

Kristina19 ,

LOVE

When none of your friends want to discuss in depth this week’s Riverdale episode...turn to Dial M for Maple. Their discussions are thoughtful and go further than just the plot. Side note, I could listen to these two talk about anything. A+

kaitlyn🍒 ,

LOVE this podcast!

I cannot get enough of Dial M for Maple! I wish I had found it sooner. For me, just watching an episode of Riverdale is never enough. This podcast is the perfect follow-up to a new episode (especially if you don’t have anyone to talk about this stuff with irl!) It has everything that a fan of the show could want, including episode recap + discussion, fan theories, and cast updates. Everything is done with just the right balance of humor and thoughtfulness by the wonderful hosts Mara and Cameron. Thank y’all so much for giving me my extra Riverdale fix!

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