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Josh Wigler and Emily Fox host Post Show Recaps of HBO's Succession

Succession: Post Show Recap Succession Recaps from Josh Wigler and Emily Fox

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Josh Wigler and Emily Fox host Post Show Recaps of HBO's Succession

    Succession | Season 2 Finale Recap: “This is Not For Tears”

    Succession | Season 2 Finale Recap: “This is Not For Tears”

    Succession | Season 2 Finale Recap: “This is Not For Tears



    Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Emily Fox (@emelette) were going to podcast about the Succession season two finale, “This is Not For Tears,” completely on their own — but in the last minute, they decided to flip the script and invite their cousin Ben, now operating under the name Bendall Roy.

    In “This is Not For Tears,” the “blood sacrifice” stands revealed: Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), second eldest son of Logan Roy (Brian Cox). But Kendall does not go quietly into the night; instead, he reveals himself as “a killer,” and reveals his father as “a malign presence” for all the world to see.

    Kendall’s shocking reversal sets the stage for an even more turbulent third season, with several questions remaining about exactly how the next year of Succession takes shape. Was this Kendall lashing out against his father in a way Logan could finally respect? Was it all part of Logan’s master plan? Those questions and many more are weighed in the finale recap as Josh, Emily and Ben dig into feedback and their own theories about Logan’s smile, the Greg sprinkles, Tom and Shiv’s collapsing marriage and much more.

    About Succession …

    Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself.

    Past Succession podcasts:



    * Season 2 Preview

    * Season 2 Premiere Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 2 Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 3 Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 4 Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 4 Feedback

    * Season 2, Episode 5 Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 6 Recap

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    • 50 min
    Succession | Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: “DC”

    Succession | Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: “DC”

    Succession | Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: “DC”



    You can’t make a Tomelette without breaking a few Gregs, and you can’t have a podcast about the Succession season two penultimate episode without Emily Fox (@emelette). After a week off, Emily is back on the podcast with Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) to take on “DC.”

    In “DC,” the Roys go to Washington, and it does not go well. Logan (Brian Cox) barely keeps it together during the hearing about the cruise scandal, and leaves Kendall (Jeremy Strong) with the unenviable job of speaking on his father’s behalf. Meanwhile, Shiv (Sarah Snook) is called into action to save the company, and Roman (Kieran Culkin) is far away from the political action — but sadly, way too close to some literal action.



    This week’s podcast sees Josh and Emily answering listener feedback and taking a look ahead at the season two finale with some predictions. What’s going to happen to the Roys? Who is “the blood sacrifice,” and what on Earth are we going to do if its Greg (Nicholas Braun)? Josh and Emily address all of that and more. Get your questions in for the season finale recap by using our Feedback form, or by sending us your comments and reactions on Twitter.

    About Succession …

    Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself.

    Past Succession podcasts:



    * Season 2 Preview

    * Season 2 Premiere Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 2 Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 3 Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 4 Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 4 Feedback

    * Season 2, Episode 5 Recap

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    • 50 min
    Succession | Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: “Dundee”

    Succession | Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: “Dundee”

    Succession | Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: “Dundee”





    Surprise! Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) welcomes Domenick Abbate (@Domenick_Abbate) to the Succession podcast, for a trip down memory lane in “Dundee.”

    In “Dundee,” Logan Roy (Brian Cox) comes home, in an example of art imitating life. (Both Roy and Cox were born and raised in the titular Dundee, Scotland.) It’s a bittersweet homecoming, with a strong emphasis on the bitter, as Logan becomes disenchanted with Rhea Jarrell (Holly Hunter), but not enough to block her ascension within the company. Meanwhile, even Shiv (Sarah Snook) comes around to the idea of Rhea running the ship, if only for now, and if only because a big storm is a-comin’. Then there’s the whole matter of Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) rapping in honor of his father. Try making it the rest of the week without “L to the OG” popping up in your brain.



    Josh and Dom weigh in on all those subjects and more (and in this case, more means The Flamingo Kid with Fisher Stevens as well as Dom’s recent unfortunate encounter with an occasional friend of the podcast), with the help of listener feedback, which you can always submit on Twitter or using our feedback form. Emily Fox (@emelette) will return to the podcast in next week’s deep dive into the penultimate episode.



    About Succession …

    Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself.

    Past Succession podcasts:



    * Season 2 Preview

    * a href="https://postshowrecaps.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Succession | Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: “Return”

    Succession | Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: “Return”

    Succession | Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: “Return”





    Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Emily Fox (@emelette) record themselves burning it all down as they talk about Succession season two, episode seven, “Return.”

    In “Return,” Logan Roy (Brian Cox) takes his number one and two boys Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) on a trip abroad to free up some change in the endless quest to avoid their impending corporate doom. Another guest comes along for the ride: Rhea Jarrell (Holly Hunter), accompanying Logan in both professional and personal capacities. Logan leans on Rhea to help him solve his issues with Shiv (Sarah Snook), and also leans on Kendall in a way that very nearly breaks the already broken man. Back in the United States, Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and Greg (Nicholas Braun) commit crimes.









    Josh and Emily hop into all of that and much more in their latest Succession recap. Send feedback for their next podcast by reaching out on Twitter and also through our feedback form.









    About Succession … 







    Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself.













    Past Succession podcasts:



    * Season 2 Preview

    * Season 2 Premiere Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 2 Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 3 Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 4 Recap

    * Season 2, Episode 4 Feedback

    * Season 2, Episode 5 Recap

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Succession | Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: “Argestes”

    Succession | Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: “Argestes”

    Succession | Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: “Argestes”





    Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Emily Fox (@emelette), aka the MySpace of Succession podcasters, are back with a very late recap of season two, episode six, “Argestes.”







    In “Argestes,” Logan Roy (Brian Cox) finds his impending deal with Nan Pierce (Cherry Jones) on the edge of implosion, thanks to scandalous skeletons spilling out of the Waystar cruise line’s closet. Logan’s three children all do their best to help the situation, but “help” is a loosely defined word when connected to Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Shiv (Sarah Snook). Sparks fly, and so do fists, as Logan’s already tenuous grasp slips to its weakest position in weeks.







    Josh and Emily size up the fallout from “Argestes,” pick apart some recent interview quotes from Brian Cox, get into your feedback (which you can send along by writing in using our feedback form) and much more.





    Additional reading from the show:



    * Brian Cox’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter

    * Business Insider on the inspirations behind “Argestes”







    About Succession … 







    Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself.

    • 1 hr
    Succession | Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: “Tern Haven”

    Succession | Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: “Tern Haven”

    Succession | Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: “Tern Haven”

    Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Emily Fox (@emelette) spend nearly an hour quoting Shakespeare in their recap of Succession season two, episode five, “Tern Haven.” Except not really.



     

    In “Tern Haven,” the Roy family goes toe to toe against the Pierces, the wealthy liberal family who safeguards the media empire Logan (Brian Cox) so desperately covets. Just one problem: the two clans could not be more politically and morally opposed, leading to a series of incredibly awkward encounters between various individuals on both sides of the battlefield. In the end, Logan finds the common denominator between the two houses — money — but not before Shiv (Sarah Snook) makes a declaration with huge ramifications for the rest of the season.



     

    Josh and Emily dig into all of those topics and more on this recap of “Tern Haven,” along with reading listener feedback. Make sure to send your questions and comments in on Twitter for the next recap.

     

    Additional reading from Succession season 2, episode 5:



    * How Succession Created an Even Weirder Rich Family Than the Roys (Vulture)

    * What Is Up With Roman Roy’s Sex Life? (The Cut)







    About Succession … 





    Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession season 2 focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Rory Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself.







     

    Past Succession podcasts:



    * Succession | Season 2 Preview

    * Succession | Season 2 Premiere Recap: “The S...

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Annah Koenig ,

Witty, Fresh, In-Depth

I listen to a lot of Succession podcasts but by far this is my fave. The witty and cute back and forth between husband and wife pairs perfectly with discussion surrounding a show full of characters with pretty messy family lives. They do a good job of flossing over the obvious of the show and pick up on the subtle nuances within each episode to break down what goes on in this Succession loving mind. Great job!!!!

Cbodine100 ,

Please stop interrupting!

This podcast can be great, but the constant interrupting of one another can make it unlistenable. Also, please no more Cousin Ben.

drjay012170 ,

Poor job

Aside of your constant inside chatter and the first 5 minutes being virtually meaningless, your show does not have uninteresting insights.

Your constantly late however with episodes and if your going to remain relevant in this business your pod casts need to be out the next morning. This is what makes you essentially irrelevant.

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