10 episodes

The official companion podcast for the new HBO Original series The Last of Us, based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name. Each week, join Host Troy Baker (who played Joel in the video game) as he breaks down episodes of the TV series with Showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. Together they’ll dive into key moments and reveal  behind the scenes stories from the making of this action survival series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. 

HBO's The Last of Us Podcast HBO

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 2.7K Ratings

The official companion podcast for the new HBO Original series The Last of Us, based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name. Each week, join Host Troy Baker (who played Joel in the video game) as he breaks down episodes of the TV series with Showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. Together they’ll dive into key moments and reveal  behind the scenes stories from the making of this action survival series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. 

    Episode 1 - “When You're Lost in the Darkness”

    Episode 1 - “When You're Lost in the Darkness”

    Host Troy Baker talks with The Last of Us Showrunners – writer/director Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and the creator of The Last of Us video game Neil Druckmann– about how they brought this new HBO Original series to life. Troy, Craig and Neil talk through Episode 1 of the series, unpacking key scenes and the overarching themes. HBO’s The Last of Us podcast is produced by HBO and Pineapple Street Studios
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    • 44 min
    Episode 2 - “Infected”

    Episode 2 - “Infected”

    Host Troy Baker talks with Showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann who reveal that Episode 2 of the series is about the infected. They discuss why it was important for the actors (namely Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey) to not play the video game and they share a key scene from Tess’s backstory that was written but never shot. HBO’s The Last of Us podcast is produced by HBO and Pineapple Street Studios. 
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    • 36 min
    Episode 3 - “Long, Long Time”

    Episode 3 - “Long, Long Time”

    Host Troy Baker and Showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann talk about the departure the series took into the story of Bill and Frank. Craig and Neil also reveal the thinking behind casting Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett to portray this middle-aged love and reveal an easter egg reference to the game that shows up at the end of the episode. HBO’s The Last of Us podcast is produced by HBO and Pineapple Street Studios.
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    • 49 min
    Episode 4 - “Please Hold To My Hand”

    Episode 4 - “Please Hold To My Hand”

    Host Troy Baker and Showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann walk through Episode 4, exploring key developments in Ellie and Joel’s relationship. They discuss a major antagonist of the show and tease Joel’s dark past. HBO’s The Last of Us podcast is produced by HBO and Pineapple Street Studios.
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    • 36 min
    Episode 5 - "Endure And Survive"

    Episode 5 - "Endure And Survive"

    Host Troy Baker and Showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann unpack Episode 5. They talk about why they made Sam deaf in the show, a departure from the game, and how they cast the role. In discussing the stories of Sam (Keivonn Woodard) and Henry (Lamar Johnson), Neil and Craig continue to dig into the theme of parental love. Also, Neil gives a 101 on the various Infected you see on screen–Bloaters and all. HBO’s The Last of Us podcast is produced by HBO and Pineapple Street Studios.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 6 - "Kin"

    Episode 6 - "Kin"

    Host Troy Baker and Showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann unpack the emotional crossroads inside Episode 6. Neil reveals what key aspects of Joel and Ellie came from the actors who played them in the game and shares an Easter egg from Craig’s life that they put in this episode. Finally, they talk about how director Jasmila Žbanić brought the community of Jackson to life, and how carefully they adapted a beloved argument between Joel and Ellie from the game. HBO’s The Last of Us podcast is produced by HBO and Pineapple Street Studios.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Mr. 8 ball ,

Very engaging

I was recommended by my brother to watch an episode and then the podcast. I watched two episodes and then 1-2 podcasts. I cannot explain how different of an experience it is compared to watching just the show. The conversations about the turmoils they had to go through, explanations of specific scenarios, explanations related to changes (vs the video game), casting, etc., were all amazing. I love both last of us games as you are pulled into an ever-so-reaveing-canvas glossed with stunning storytelling (along with devs keen eyes of detail) and amazing gameplay. Although, I was afraid to watch this series as I believed they would stray away from the story, watching the podcast and series, made SUCH A DIFFERENCE in understanding the structure of these season.

HATS OFF TO THE STAFF OF THIS STUDIO. I love this podcast and will be eagerly looking forward to the next season.

Aram Avanesyan ,

A perfect show for a perfect game!

The Last of Us HBO show is a compelling adaptation that stays true to the game. With strong performances and high production value, it's a must-watch for fans and newcomers alike. The behind the scenes of this podcast was so interesting and intense to listen to!

flangeslammer ,

So good.

its very good as a companion piece to the show. it’s also just a very good show. Neal, Craig and Troy is an elite combination.

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