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Podcast artwork by Antony Johnston; podcast theme by Shahid Kamal Ahmad.
We did it, everybody. The entire team reunites to celebrate a solid end (for now) to a great series. We check in on family dinners, missing (or not missing) pilots, when it’s time to turn down a job, and our hopes for the video future of the franchise. Chip makes one last Babylon 5 comparison (spoilers for a quarter-decade-old series). And, oh, yeah, we make plans to read some books....
"Why We Fight"
Just in time for (Chip looks at his calendar) the last episode to air, we check in for the penultimate episode, the calm before the storm, as Chip, Jen, and Warren dread the prospect of life without The Expanse or, worse, life without proper closure to The Expanse. Will we have to—gasp—read the books…?...
Yo ho ho, a pirate’s life for Drummer! Manager of the Year Marco Inaros has a series of bad days, James Holden has a series of tough conversations, stuff is happening on Laconia—and we’ve only got TWO episodes left to resolve everything and get to a satisfying TV conclusion…?...
“Marco, a narcissist says what?” After unexpectedly invoking the reappearance of two old characters, your hosts engage in a second Cavalcade of Cameos, explore the bro-nemies relationship between Amos and Bobbie, examine Chekhov’s Vegetable, and evaluate whether the season’s heading for a properly impactful conclusion to the series....
Over six seasons of protomolecular weirdness, intrasystem politics, and character conflict, it’s possible that The Expanse’s bread and butter has remained “pew pew pew” space combat. “Azure Dragon” returns to the show’s roots. Your hosts think about privateers, piracy, and whether the newest member of the Roci crew is Peaches or Poochie....
We’re back, and Warren’s in rare form: “[Marco’s] totally that guy who works for a startup in crypto.” Hear your cohosts come to terms with the shortness of the series, unpack the new Roci team structure, and contemplate the Belters’ monstrous new status quo....
If you’re an Expanse fan, this podcast is as good as it comes. It’s not just a stuffy recap. It’s insights and analysis. And I’ve really come to love the balanced perspectives, the commentary on race and gender, along with all the sci-fi nerd stuff that’s interspersed by the commentators.
Good job team!
I’ve already shared with all my expanse-obsessed friends.
Can’t wait for season 6.
Ready for the Future
Don't even hesitate. These folks are the best imaginable team to guide you through the incredible day after tomorrow that is The Expanse. Be you from Earth, Mars, the Belt, or the Outer Planets, you will not be disappointed.
It’s like, you know, like, ok
I listened to a the first episode and was intrigued enough to subscribe because there are simply not many Expanse podcasts. Unfortunately after a couple more episodes some of the vocal ticks of one of the hosts was too much to continue. The constant saying like and you know and some really bad explanations of or speculations on the episodes is just grating. If you can look past those things give this podcast a try. After all it’s not like, you know, like many others.