A six-episode retrospective on the TV show Lost hosted by SYFY WIRE's Senior Producer, Tara Bennett, and renowned TV critic, Maureen Ryan. Fifteen-years ago, Lost changed the television landscape and its impact is still influencing what we watch today. For this podcast series, we're not recapping episodes. Instead, we're exploring how Lost impacted high-concept, serialized storytelling, opened the door for shorter U.S. seasons, created a transmedia landscape that fed water-cooler TV, ushered in a new era of fan engagement, and went on to populate the next generation of showrunners and landmark television series.
Discussion with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
Lost executive producers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, sit down with co-hosts Mo Ryan and Tara Bennett to go back for the limited series finale.
Fan Expectations vs. Showrunner Vision with Drew Goddard and Liz Sarnoff
Co-hosts Tara Bennett and Mo Ryan discuss that and many more Lost writing-centric topics with VIPs of the writer's room: Drew Goddard and Liz Sarnoff
Lost and the Birth of Transmedia
Co-hosts Tara Bennett and Mo Ryan welcome former ABC transmedia innovators, John Bernstein and David J. Daniels, and Editor of the Official Lost Magazine and co-host of The Lost Initiative, Paul Terry, to crack open Lost's creative marketing.
What TV failed to learn (and learned) from Lost
Co-hosts Mo Ryan & Tara Bennett welcome EW's Sarah Rodman as they parse out why so many post Lost shows did NOT work, and what shows are the true successors to Lost.
The Mythology that Bred a Watercooler Monster
Co-hosts Tara Bennett and Mo Ryan sit down with Finding Lost author, Nikki Stafford, for an insightful look at how Lost took fan engagement to a new level.
How Lost Changed TV
Hosts Tara Bennett and Maureen Ryan kick off the limited series with their first guest, Melanie McFarland, TV Critic for Salon.com, to discuss "How Lost Changed TV".
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I loved this podcast! So nice to hear from Drew and Liz, and of course, Damon and Carlton!
Talking over our heads
I was lost (yes, dear reader, pun intended) 50% of the time as the hosts spoke in language they’d use when speaking to each other, not when speaking to someone who is not a critic or TV insider. It’s as though they forgot the listener was even there.
For many, the experience of LOST was about much more than viewing a new generation of serialized episodic TV — it was a worldwide community of fans sharing their passionate devotion, speculative theories, and sense of connection. This fantastic series brings it all back with a rush, like a temple Hot Tub Time Machine in hyperdrive. Kudos!