Hosts Lauren Faits and Jamie Sanchez revisit Cowboy Bebop, their favorite anime of all time. Each episode explores the characters, stories, themes, and music that make Cowboy Bebop a jazzy sci-fi hit to this day. Follow along for weekly news, interviews, and speculation about the upcoming live-action show. Are you ready for The Beat?
Howdy in a Goodbye Way
We've reached the end of the dream, space cowfolks. This podcast was envisioned as a companion to Cowboy Bebop, and with no more live action episodes on the way, it's time to say Howdy (in a Goodbye Way). Jamie, Lauren, and Angela look back on the journey by interviewing each other. We've had a wonderful time hunting bounties, meeting brilliant creators, and bringing new conversations to the community. Thank you, thank you. You're gonna carry that weight.
The Bebop Multiverse ft. Billy Tringali
Cowboy Bebop, our favorite anime of all time, is a masterpiece. No matter what you think of the live action version, the original will always be there. This IP affects other media, pop culture, merchandise, and art. How have fan communities been permanently changed? What can we learn from the past year? What happens now? Join us on a journey through the multiverse with special guest Billy Tringali, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS).
Supernova Symphony ft. André Nemec
WHY is the live action Cowboy Bebop LIKE THIS?! We've reached the end of the Netflix series, and we aren't holding back! Lauren and Jamie catch their white whale by interviewing showrunner André Nemec. These are (likely) his last words on Cowboy Bebop EVER, so tune in as he explains major creative choices like Julia, Ed, and what we're missing out on in seasons never to come.
Blue Crow Waltz ft. Molly Moriarty
Cowboy Bebop brings us a flashback episode this week, where we get all of our questions answered, from "How did Spike meet Julia" to "Vicious shaves WHERE??" Plus, we welcome our youngest-ever guest to the studio: Molly Moriarty, who played original Netflix character Kimmie Black.
Cowboy Bebop: The Comic Series ft. Dan Watters
If you're hungry for more Cowboy Bebop stories, check out the latest from Titan Comics! With the help of writer Dan Watters, we chase down a brand new bounty with suspiciously good luck. Expect a full review of issue 1 from Lauren and Jamie, plus our hopes and predictions for the rest of the 4-part comic book miniseries.
Sad Clown A-Go-Go ft. Javier Grillo-Marxuach
LET'S PARTY! Pierrot Le Fou just might be the most memorable episode of Cowboy Bebop, and we were shocked to see it adapted for live action on Netflix. We go to our happy place this week with Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who not only wrote this episode, but also brings stories from his incredible career on LOST, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and season 3 of The Witcher.
I did not go into this podcast anticipating the level of professionalism on all aspects of the show. I listen to shows from famous people that aren’t as well produced as this. The hosts are immediately likable and relatable, the episodes never drag, and—as you would hope from a podcast about Bebop—the theme music rocks! Looking forward to binging the entire show.
Dance to this Beat!
I’m loving the takes on the episodes, and commentary from both hosts and guests. I always feel like I’ve learned something new while having fun with a group of friends.
Podcast has the goods
The hosts do an amazing job breaking down each episode. They also get amazing guests! I mean, Jennifer Hale?!? Come on! If you even remotely like Bebop give it a listen. Can’t wait for season 2!