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Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.

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    • 4.6 • 3.7K Ratings

Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.

    Podcasts As IP, the Low Stakes of ‘Loki’, and This Week’s ‘Top Chef’

    Podcasts As IP, the Low Stakes of ‘Loki’, and This Week’s ‘Top Chef’

    Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for the Apple+ series ‘The Shrink Next Door’ and how more TV shows are coming from podcasts (11:53). Then, they talk about the latest episode of ‘Loki’ (14:37) and this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef’ (33:28).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 58 min
    The Creators of 'Hacks' on Making One of the Best Shows of the Year So Far | Bonus Episode

    The Creators of 'Hacks' on Making One of the Best Shows of the Year So Far | Bonus Episode

    Andy is joined by Jen Statsky, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello, the creators of 'Hacks,' to talk about how they came up with the idea for the show (1:37), casting Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder (7:30), and balancing emotion with comedy (19:45).

    Host: Andy Greenwald
    Guests: Jen Statsky, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 44 min
    ‘Hacks’ Season Finale, Plus ‘In the Heights’ at the Box Office

    ‘Hacks’ Season Finale, Plus ‘In the Heights’ at the Box Office

    Chris and Andy discuss the reported box office performance of ‘In the Heights’ (5:46). Then they talk about the end of the first season of ‘Hacks’ and what they want to see from the show moving forward (18:35).
    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Richie Bozek
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    • 52 min
    ‘Loki’ Is Weird, That’s a Good Thing. Plus, Possibly the Best Episode of ‘Top Chef’ So Far?

    ‘Loki’ Is Weird, That’s a Good Thing. Plus, Possibly the Best Episode of ‘Top Chef’ So Far?

    Chris and Andy talk about the first episode of ‘Loki’ and why it’s watchable even for non-comic-book fans (1:00). Then they get into the latest episode of ‘Top Chef’ and talk about what did and didn’t work about this week’s elimination challenge (26:37).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 53 min
    'Le Bureau des Légendes' Season 5 and an Interview With Creator Éric Rochant

    'Le Bureau des Légendes' Season 5 and an Interview With Creator Éric Rochant

    Chris and Andy talk about the fifth and final season of 'Le Bureau des Légendes' and reflect on the series as a whole (1:00) before they are joined by creator Éric Rochant to talk about making the show (54:45).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guest: Éric Rochant
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    ‘Loki’ Is Coming. Are We Ready for More Comic Book TV? Plus, the ‘No Sudden Move’ Trailer, ‘Sweet Tooth,’ and ‘We Are Lady Parts.’

    ‘Loki’ Is Coming. Are We Ready for More Comic Book TV? Plus, the ‘No Sudden Move’ Trailer, ‘Sweet Tooth,’ and ‘We Are Lady Parts.’

    ‘Loki’ is coming: Are we ready for the return of comic book TV after a short hiatus (2:17)? Plus, Chris and Andy cover the ‘No Sudden Move’ trailer, the latest heist film from Steven Soderbergh (14:43), and then talk about ‘Sweet Tooth’ (27:22) and ‘We Are Lady Parts’ (40:09), two shows that they're enjoying right now.

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

fluppet ,

CR FOR LIFE

CR is a king. He makes the show work even though Andy doesn’t watch anything anymore besides Top Chef. Best on the ringer imho.

eileen334455 ,

Great insight but…

I love the commentary on hacks except when you said that the back-and-forth about whether or not she should have reported the comedy club guy for sexual-harassment was like an op ed. That was so off-base. Unless you are a Fox News “lady,” that is not ever how it is. The two questions are, do you kill your career and report the person and help other women or do you soldier on and try to help other women in the background and continue to have a job. I don’t actually expect men to understand what goes on that they don’t see but do think it’s important to point out when I hear things like this that are so incredibly off-base. The choices women have to make whether or not to report bad behavior are very real and they are not black white like you characterized.Again, think you guys are great and would be open to understanding that it is absolutely not like you characterized. And the show got it wrong too. No character like Ava would have actually thought Jean Smart should have derailed her railed her career by reporting that guy back in the day. other than that the show was great!

SaraWaldorf ,

Would not recommend, ugh

Started listening to this after hearing commercial for it on DavidChang podcast (which I would Highly Recommend), to hear their TopChef reviews.. omg. Are these people who actually LIKE the show or no?? The 2 main hosts aren’t too fun to listen too, there seems to be intermittent unpleasant tension. & overall way too sardonic and negative (I’m sarcastic but this isn’t funny at all). Just tried to get through the 5/14 episode- was great example of listening to 2 spoiled/whiny Americans, embarrassing. Sounded like there was a guest host, didn’t like him At All. Together the 2 speakers gripes about how “the drama” of TopChef is gone (go watch RealHousewives then! By and large everyone is LOVING the camaraderie currently, very much like BritishBakeOff on Netflix), voiced their disgust about contestants being asked to use leftovers or ugly food (ugh newsflash: not everyone has access to beautiful produce all the time- & fyi fishhead soup or curry is actually a delicacy from the asian village my family hails from.. so open your eyes & get educated and more worldly, guys!!) & maybe consider paying better attention to show/taking notes?? The one guy repeatedly referred to what Maria made in most recent episode as “tamales.” Dude, they weren’t tamales- go watch the show please. Ick.. def unsubscribing. The ignorance & self righteousness was just way too much/intolerable tbh.

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