Converting Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" from novel to TV show is no easy feat. With complex symbolism and a massive cast including Ian McShane and Crispin Glover, things will get hairy. That's why the American Gods podcast is here! Following on the heels of their hit "Westworld" podcast, the Shat on TV team works with the audience to explain old gods and new through interactive episodes and well-researched insights.
American Gods - 310 - Tears of The Wrath-Bearing Tree
You want a major death? A plot twist? Revelations? Drama? Naked Ricky Whittle? The American Gods Season 3 finale had it all.
In this edition of Shat on TV, Gene and Ash cover the symbolism of the World Tree, the tragedy of Shadow Moon's aspirations, the evolution of Laura Moon's character, and what's next for Starz' little show that could.
American Gods - 309 - The Lake Effect
Two massive storylines came to an end in Season 3, Episode 9: "The Lake Effect." Laura took her shot at Mr. Wednesday, and Shadow Moon took his shot at solving the disappearances in Lakeside.
Did we see a new romance emerging? Did we see another romance end? Why was Czernobog so pivotal, and why does Ash believe this season has Stephen King's fingerprints all over it?
Catch this edition of Shat on TV: American Gods before the upcoming season finale.
American Gods - 308 - The Rapture of Burning
If "American Gods" didn't just deliver us its best episode, it certainly delivered its most complete. Odin and Tyr gave us action. Salim and the people of the Grand Peacock Inn gave us love and wonder. Technical Boy earned a few chuckles. Liam Doyle brought a new mystery, and Laura Moon (of all people) fostered compassion and cheers.
American Gods - 307 - Fire and Ice
In seven episodes, "American Gods" Season 3 has set the table for an exciting chess match between Tyr and Mr. Wednesday. "Fire and Ice" revealed the true hand behind recent events, broke Shadow Moon's sexual tension, struck a bargain between Mr. World and Laura Moon, and killed off Marilyn Manson.
Ash decodes who "The Other" might be. Gene excitedly points out Ganesha, and Black Girl Couch writes in.
American Gods - 306 - Conscience of The King
In American Gods' thirstiest episode to date, we get a good look at Mr. Wednesday's softer side and explore what's up with Technical Boy.
"Conscience of The King" raised a few mysteries we try to crack: What is Artifact One? Who is Demeter's daughter? Why is Shadow Moon painting shirtless? Meanwhile, Sam Black Crow returned to the narrative, and Laura Moon actually gave us warm fuzzies.
American Gods - 305 - Sister Rising
It's an all-Gene episode as disaster strikes the Shat on TV crew! This solo podcast covers Season 3, Episode 5 of American Gods: "Sister Rising."
Gene Lyons covers Technical Boy's original story, the Mechanical Turk, and Mr. Wednesday's newest grift.
Ash calls in to talk Bilquis and the redefinition of characters, and Laura Moon gives us a lesson on the afterlife.
Great pod, funny and helpful.
Thank you guys for keeping the pod going. American gods has had its ups and downs but your pod has always been great. Helpful tips, great comments and a conversation that sounds real verses just blowing smoke. Thanks again!
Fun-both thoughtful and irreverent
These guys have been getting hit lately for being too down on this show. I like the tv show (love the book), but am happy to hear them both praise and “shat” on it. Worth a listen.
These guys know how to poison a show
I enjoyed American Gods but these guys none stop negativity started something festering until I couldn’t watch it anymore. No need to listen to the podcast then.