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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.

    Et Tu, Betty?: Recapping “The Ides Of March” (Chapter 70)

    Et Tu, Betty?: Recapping “The Ides Of March” (Chapter 70)

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    • 50 min
    Positively Tickled: Recapping “Quiz Show” (Chapter 68)

    Positively Tickled: Recapping “Quiz Show” (Chapter 68)

    We never imagined we’d be walking away from Riverdale’s big “Quiz Show”wanting to talk about tickling fetish videos, but here we are! Though this week’s episode throws a few curveballs at the audience, none were quite as wild and unexpected as what Kevin Keller gets into on his “Grind’em” date. As Dial M For Maple grapples with whether or not this plot finally gives us #JusticeForKevin, hosts Marah and Cameron dive into a twisty plot that shakes things up for the Bughead ‘shippers and sees Veronica and Cheryl’s maple rum business make some questionable choices. Elsewhere in the podcast, we break down Riverdale’s exciting Hedwig And The Angry Inch musical news, contemplate crossovers with Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, and Cameron explains why the creepy documentary Tickled portends bad things for Kevin’s current situation.
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    • 55 min
    It’s A Cheer-ocracy: Recapping “Varsity Blues” (Chapter 67)

    It’s A Cheer-ocracy: Recapping “Varsity Blues” (Chapter 67)

    It’s January, and football season is over for most high schools, but not Riverdale, which kicks off 2020 with “the big game” against the Stonewall Stallions. The rivalry brings season four back into focus after the holiday break, and thankfully lets the teens again worry about typical high school things, like college applications, frustrating coaches, and bringing down your father’s rum empire by creating a new rum brand of your own. Yeah, just normal teen stuff! Dial M For Maple is back with its game face on, recapping “Varsity Blues,” and punting some new theories about Principal Honey and shifty Uncle Frank. Hosts Marah and Cameron discuss their favorite school sports movies and ponder why cheerleading seems to be the hot new trend in television this year. And, in “The Blue & Gold,” we review Charles Melton’s appearance in Bad Boys For Life, and we share our excitement for the Riverdale-verse’s upcoming Katy Keene series.
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    • 54 min
    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

Customer Reviews

Syed Ebrahim ,

The best riverdale podcast out there. Bar none.

Sufficient coverage on nana rose. Like the way Marah and Cameron have a love/hate relationship with the show (as do we all) and break down the episodes clearly with much dry humour.

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