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Welcome to Decrypted, Ars Technica's weekly podcast that follows TV shows like Mr. Robot and Westworld. We'll be diving into the shows in a way only Ars can—which is to say it'll be thorough, we'll talk with experts, and no detail is too minute or nerdy.

Mr. Robot S2 starts 7/13/16. Westworld starts 10/2/16.

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    • 4.4 • 22 Ratings

Welcome to Decrypted, Ars Technica's weekly podcast that follows TV shows like Mr. Robot and Westworld. We'll be diving into the shows in a way only Ars can—which is to say it'll be thorough, we'll talk with experts, and no detail is too minute or nerdy.

Mr. Robot S2 starts 7/13/16. Westworld starts 10/2/16.

    You might say that you know me. (S01E07)

    You might say that you know me. (S01E07)

    In this week's podcast host Annalee Newitz talks with fantasy author Claire Light about this week's unusual subjects: Irish folklore, Mad Sweeney and historical figure (and possible ancestor of Laura Moon), Essie. Also in this podcast, Ars features editor Nathan Mattise interviews actor Bruce Langley about his character Technical Boy.
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    • 48 min
    You could use a blood sacrifice. (American Gods S01E06)

    You could use a blood sacrifice. (American Gods S01E06)

    In this week's double-mega-sized podcast, host Annalee Newitz first recaps episode six with Ars senior editor and gun enthusiast Lee Hutchinson. Then we join writer Genevieve Valentine in New York City for her interviews with actors Orlando Jones (Mr. Nancy) and Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon) as they discuss all things American Gods.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Drengr! (American Gods S01E05)

    Drengr! (American Gods S01E05)

    In this week's podcast, host Annalee Newitz talks with author and UC Berkeley / U. Colorado at Boulder professor Jackson Crawford, who writes, translates (e.g. "drengr" = "badass") and teaches old Norse. They talk viking lore, Odin and the gods, and how the show depicts (or deviates from) old Norse mythology and poetry.
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    • 41 min
    Definitely not light as a feather. (American Gods S01E04)

    Definitely not light as a feather. (American Gods S01E04)

    In this week's podcast, host Annalee Newitz talks with Paula Gaetos, author at The Tokusatsu Network, about American Gods episode 4. Subjects discussed: Laura's backstory and resurrection, her awful personality, her relationship with Shadow, the insane blood-fight, and how she and her story differ from the book (hint: lots).
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    • 38 min
    I do not grant wishes. (American Gods S01E03)

    I do not grant wishes. (American Gods S01E03)

    In this week's podcast, host Annalee Newitz talks with Locus and Rhysling award-winning writer and critic Amal El-Mohtar about episode 3 of American Gods. They also discuss the portrayal of middle-eastern characters in fiction/tv, and the integration of fantasy elements in narrative storytelling.
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    • 46 min
    A man was f**ked. (American Gods S01E02)

    A man was f**ked. (American Gods S01E02)

    On this week's podcast, host Annalee Newitz talks with io9.com critic and comic book writer Evan Narcisse about how American Gods fits into a comic book tradition. Also discussed: Orlando Jones' incredible performance in this week's intro; the importance of Shadow's race; the identities of all the gods so far; and of course, the art of the slaughterhouse.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

JPSoso ,

Most Insightful "Westworld" podcast ever!

There is no doubt "Westworld" is a breakout hit. However, it refreshing to find a podcast that is unafraid to critically analyze this show in an intelligent and insightful way. They look past the fanboy theory floating around the Internet in order to present thought-provoking ideas. This is the podcast to listen to when "Westworld" returns in 2018!

GraceStones ,

Best Westworld podcast

This is the best westworld podcast hands down. Kudos to Annalee. I can't recommend it more.

uhoh7 ,

Westworld: You missed it.

Such a contrast to listen to self-absorbed "critics" vs probably the most ambitious single season of a televions show in history. OMG it wasn't perfect? I hope they interiew Armistice soon :)

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