We came to podcast “For All Mankind!” Dan Moren and Jason Snell have the right stuff… to watch Apple TV+’s space drama and talk about it every week.
Podcast art by Thom Zahler. Something dramatic always happens near the vending machine at Mission Control.
"Coming Home" (S3E9)
Digging out on Mars, reinventing Watergate at home, and investigating a Soviet asset. There’s a lot going on in this episode of “For All Mankind” even before the last five minutes happen!...
"The Sands of Ares" (S3E8)
In the aftermath of last week’s landslide, this week is all about picking up the pieces. The physical pieces, but also the emotional ones. Karen gets confronted, finally, about her behavior last season—and from an unexpected source. And Danny, this year’s Karen, reveals a lot more about his own problems....
"Bring It Down" (S3E7)
On Mars, it’s drill, baby, drill. On Earth, a scandal and some dirty tricks are threatened, and a betrayal is revealed. Much to Margo’s consternation, Aleida’s still on the case of the leaked nuclear secrets. And Ed is… well, he’s the most Ed that Ed’s ever been....
"New Eden" (S3E6)
Tension is building on Mars—and there’s a surprising twist back on Earth, too. There’s even a spy-style dead drop. Also, Kelly thinks that an air vent is louder than it really is! Most importantly, an astronaut makes an important personal decision that adds complications into the lives of both Danielle and Ellen....
"Seven Minutes of Terror" (S3E5)
To the surface we go! Who will touch down on Mars first? This episode has the answers, and after last week, this week’s ending is… a change of pace? Romance is in the recycled air, the walls are closing in on Margo, and Karen get an important cooking lesson from Wayne....
"Happy Valley" (S3E4)
This is one of the less happy episodes of “For All Mankind,” but we’re here to break it down, especially the shocking ending! Nobody said going to Mars would be easy. That wouldn’t be much of a show. Also: Dev uses democracy to hide from responsibility, Ellen reminds Margo what NASA is good at, and DJ Kelly is dropping tunes from space on her 1990s iPod....
A Good Listen
This podcast goes to places that the show’s official podcast does not. If you’re riding the Incomparable airship while watching For All Mankind you need this podcast.
Essential listening for an essential show
The hosts really delve deep but keep the discussion light and engaging. Hopefully they’ll be back for a third season of the show.
Love the Interaction!
I just finished bingeing the last 4 episodes of the season and I was at the end of my seats. And after every watch, I've listen to your podcast. You two definitely have a lot of good talking points on every episode. When I started watching from where I left off, the whole KAL 007 scene caught me by surprise when I saw the Russian fighter from the rear. I went 'ON NO!', especially since I also grew to like Tom Paine. I grew up in that time and really wondered if there would've been a war.
Either way, love the podcase and can't wait when we see the red sands of Mars next season!