23 episodes

HBO's Westworld is full of vagaries and questions. Out West is a podcast from The Outline that tries to guess at what the answers are. Each week, we find one fan with a solid theory, and we kick the tires to see how that theory holds up.

Out West: Westworld Fan Theories, Dissected The Outline

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HBO's Westworld is full of vagaries and questions. Out West is a podcast from The Outline that tries to guess at what the answers are. Each week, we find one fan with a solid theory, and we kick the tires to see how that theory holds up.

    Out Westeros: Game of Thrones theories, dissected

    Out Westeros: Game of Thrones theories, dissected

    It’s been a while. Last year, our hosts drove themselves crazy trying to make sense of Westworld. Now, they’ve embarked on a no less daunting task: figuring out what, exactly, is going to happen during the final season of Game of Thrones. It’s part of The Outline’s official Game of Thrones Day™, which you can track throughout the day on our site.
    Join Jeremy, Casey, and Josh as they catch up on what’s been happening in Westeros, remind Josh several times who Oberyn is (he’s the Prince of Dorne!), and get to some hardcore theories about who’s going to die now that all the armies are marching North.
    And a reminder: Out Westeros considers the fan theory a form of high art and a kind of religion. If you've got your own, send them to us as a voice memo to outwesteros@theoutline.com or find us right here at Anchor.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    S02E10: The Real World

    S02E10: The Real World

    Did you watch after the credits? Clearly it is on the moon.
    We're hosted by Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky), Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston), and Jeremy Gordon (@jeremypgordon).
    We're produced by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen) and Wynton Wong (@wwingwong).
    Our music is by John Lagomarsino (@johnlag).
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    S02E09: The Teddinator

    S02E09: The Teddinator

    Is Westworld a prison camp or a simulation? Ever heard of Blade Runner? Josh, give credit to women.
    Send us your theories on the Anchor app or as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com.
    We're hosted by Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky), Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston), and Jeremy Gordon (@jeremypgordon).
    We're produced by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen) and Wynton Wong (@wwingwong).
    Our music is by John Lagomarsino (@johnlag).
    Send us your feedback to podcasts@theoutline.com.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    S02E08: White Privilege World

    S02E08: White Privilege World

    You wanted an all-women Out West, and we delivered. “If you stay alive, find us,”
    Send us your theories on the Anchor app or as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com.
    We're hosted by Paris Martineau (@parismartineau), Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston), and Wynton Wong (@wwingwong).
    We're produced by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen) and Wynton Wong (@wwingwong).
    Our music is by John Lagomarsino (@johnlag).
    Send us your feedback to podcasts@theoutline.com.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    S02E07: Ghost Nation, Woke Nation

    S02E07: Ghost Nation, Woke Nation

    Is Ghost Nation trying to protect what's in the valley beyond? Why do you still believe it's on the moon? Does Casey have a secret Reddit account?
    Send us your theories on the Anchor app or as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com.
    We're hosted by Paris Martineau (@parismartineau), Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston), Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky), and Jeremy Gordon (@jeremypgordon).
    We're produced by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen) and Wynton Wong (@wwingwong).
    Our music is by John Lagomarsino (@johnlag).
    Send us your feedback to podcasts@theoutline.com.
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    • 51 min
    S02E06: The Hat Evidence

    S02E06: The Hat Evidence

    Is this all a fidelity test for William? Did Bernard download Abernathy's packet onto himself for the mesh network distribution? What's up with y'all's Reddit usernames?
    Send us your theories on the Anchor app or as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com.
    We're hosted by Paris Martineau (@parismartineau), Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston), and Jeremy Gordon (@jeremypgordon).
    We're produced by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen) and Wynton Wong (@wwingwong).
    Our music is by John Lagomarsino (@johnlag).
    Send us your feedback to podcasts@theoutline.com.
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

Skellerdoors ,

Why ?

Came for GoT, didn’t even finish the episode. I tried a westworld episode just to be fair and it kind of confirmed my opinion. Josh needs to step back. He talks over the other hosts to say stupid things, can’t pronounce any names correctly, and doesn’t even remember the storyline. He contributes nothing to this conversation. Really, how can you host a nerdcast and not know who Boromir is?

akuphal ,

Disappointed

I was excited to see the podcast was going to take on Game of Thrones. Was quickly disappointed when I saw it was the same amount of effort that went into the season 2 Westworld podcasts. It’s hard to get interested listening to theories when half the hosts don’t seem to remember character names or important plot lines. Some preparation work would be all that is needed so the the entire podcast isn’t taken up with explaining things the other hosts forgot. It comes across messy and unprofessional.

toady25 ,

Gone Downhill

The first season’s episodes were very interesting with engaged hosts although Josh was a little too aggressive in interactions with his co-hosts. The second season of Out West has completely lost any interest in putting out quality theories and ideas. The two new hosts are totally unengaged with Westworld and seem like they only show up for the paycheck. Due to their constant complaining and their lack of interest I quit listening towards the end of the season. If Out West manages another season hopefully the producers hire people who actually watch and enjoy the show.

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