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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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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.

    Breaking Down the Penultimate Episode of 'Better Call Saul'

    Breaking Down the Penultimate Episode of 'Better Call Saul'

    Chris and Andy talk briefly about the continued fallout at Warner Bros. and HBO Max (1:00). Then, they get into this week's penultimate episode of 'Better Call Saul', the Emmy-worthy performance by Rhea Seehorn in this episode (12:12), and what could be coming in next week's series finale (40:14).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 1 hr
    What Is Going on at HBO Max? Plus, ‘Reservation Dogs’ Is Back and Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on 'Industry' Season 2.

    What Is Going on at HBO Max? Plus, ‘Reservation Dogs’ Is Back and Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on 'Industry' Season 2.

    Chris and Andy talk about all of the drama going on with Warner Bros. Discovery, including the choice to not release ‘Batgirl’ and the quiet removal of movies and shows from HBO Max (1:00). Then they talk about the return of ‘Reservation Dogs’ for its second season (24:43), before they are joined by ‘Industry’ creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay to talk about the making of the second season (32:04).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guests: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    'Better Call Saul' S6E11, Plus the 'Andor' Trailer, and 'Industry' Is Back

    'Better Call Saul' S6E11, Plus the 'Andor' Trailer, and 'Industry' Is Back

    Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for 'Andor' that dropped this week and some storylines the series might be exploring (1:00). Then, they talk about the most recent episode of 'Better Call Saul', which featured two very important cameos (14:48), before talking about the Season 2 premiere of 'Industry' (38:22).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Simple Pleasure of ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.’ Plus, ‘Irma Vep’ Filmmaker Olivier Assayas.

    The Simple Pleasure of ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.’ Plus, ‘Irma Vep’ Filmmaker Olivier Assayas.

    Chris and Andy talk about the allegations that old episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ are being reedited and the interesting possibilities it introduces for streaming television (1:00). Then they talk about the sweet animated movie ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ (20:15), before Andy is joined by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas to talk about his decision to remake his 1996 movie ‘Irma Vep’ into an eight-part miniseries (27:51).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Guest: Olivier Assayas
    Production: Kaya McMullen and Mike Wargon
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    All of the Marvel News Out of Comic-Con, Plus 'Better Call Saul' S6E10

    All of the Marvel News Out of Comic-Con, Plus 'Better Call Saul' S6E10

    Chris and Andy talk about all of the Marvel news that came out of Comic-Con this weekend, including what we can expect from Phase Five of the MCU (1:00) and the trailer for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' (13:36). Then, they break down the latest episode of 'Better Call Saul' (28:26).

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
    Producer: Kaya McMullen
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    • 54 min
    The Mid-Summer Mailbag

    The Mid-Summer Mailbag

    Chris and Andy open up the mailbag to take stock of our TV landscape as we reach the midpoint of summer. They talk about the ‘House of the Dragon’ trailer (1:00), some of their favorite performances of the year (23:54), and whether we’re trending back to a more traditional delineation between TV and movies (30:36).

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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

DAC QVC ,

How Have I Missed This Podcast

Recently discovered this podcast while trying to fill the Better Call Saul season gap with some additional BCS content. Chris and Andy make brilliant insightful observations about TV while remaining kind of goofy and always funny. I learn so much from them and feel like I’ve just spent an hour having a drink with my friends. And being a South Jersey girl, I love the references to their childhoods in that area and throw-in comments about the Cherry Hill Mall. Time marks in the notes are a nice addition!

kmbtherapy ,

Peter Gould episode!!!!

It was so good. Such a beautiful and insightful conversation about the show and why we love (and have high standards for) long form storytelling. I’ve listened to the pod before and liked it, but I never subscribed before today. Thank you for your attention to detail and non-toxic fanboy energy.

Hughmanity ,

Can only take so much of this pod

I enjoy listening from time to time but I can only take so much of Andy’s snobbery. He can find the fault in anything and likes to talk through a meta-intellectual obstacle course to get to the point. I enjoy listening to Chris on other pods like the Rewatchables but it seems like he tries to match Andy’s cynicism in this pod which is frustrating, especially when a more enthusiastic counterpoint could be entertaining and bring more balance to the show. They recently teamed up to pan Better Call Saul S6E7 ‘Plan and Execution’ which I thought was up there with Breaking Bad’s ‘Ozymandias’ as a truly great episode and IMDb users agreed with a 9.9 rating. These guys seemingly couldn’t find anything to like about it, ridiculous.

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