61 episodes

Every week, Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Neil Miller enter the pop-culture discourse with a lively (and occasionally heated) debate pegged to the biggest new releases in film and television. In addition to bringing their own answer, they also consider submissions from listeners and the occasional special guest. Together via rigorous debate and a listener poll, the hosts and audience venture on a quest to find the perfect answer for each of the greatest pop culture questions of our time.

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    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

Every week, Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Neil Miller enter the pop-culture discourse with a lively (and occasionally heated) debate pegged to the biggest new releases in film and television. In addition to bringing their own answer, they also consider submissions from listeners and the occasional special guest. Together via rigorous debate and a listener poll, the hosts and audience venture on a quest to find the perfect answer for each of the greatest pop culture questions of our time.

    The Best TV Series Finale

    The Best TV Series Finale

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna debate what is the best TV series finale. But first, they discuss the results of last week’s poll before discussing the inspiration for the debate, 'Better Call Saul' (2:55). Then, they begin the debate by revealing their choices for the best TV series finale (18:08). Later, they hear some listener submissions before choosing one to be added to this week’s poll (44:56).
    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best TV series finale? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content’. The winner will be announced next week!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
    Production: Carlos Chiriboga and Kai Grady
    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
    Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Best TV Series Adapted from a Comic Book

    The Best TV Series Adapted from a Comic Book

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna debate what is the best TV series adapted from a comic book. But first, they discuss the results of last week’s poll and talk about the shows that inspired this debate (1:34). Then, they begin the debate by revealing their choices for the best TV series adapted from a comic book (24:33). Later, they hear some listener submissions before choosing one to be added to this week’s poll (49:08).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best TV series adapted from a comic book? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content’. The winner will be announced next week!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
    Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Worst Character Decision in a Horror Movie

    Worst Character Decision in a Horror Movie

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna debate what is the worst decision ever made by a character in a horror movie. But first, they discuss the listeners' third win in a row on last episode’s poll (1:42). After that, they talk about Jordan Peele’s latest movie ‘Nope’, and if they would survive a horror movie (4:10). Then, they begin the debate by revealing their choices for the worst character decision in a horror movie (19:03). Finally, they hear some listener submissions before choosing one to be added to this week’s poll (44:49).
    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the worst character decision in a horror movie? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content’. The winner will be announced next week!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
    Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Best Summer Movie Year Ever

    The Best Summer Movie Year Ever

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna debate what is the best summer movie year ever. First, they discuss what the summer movie season is and how it has changed over time (3:56). Then, they begin the debate with each host making their pitch for the best summer movie year ever (32:47). Later, they hear some listener submissions before choosing one to be added to the final poll (49:34).
    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best summer movie year ever? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content’. The winner will be announced next week!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
    Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Best Superhero Introduction

    The Best Superhero Introduction

    Inspired by the introduction of the Mighty Thor in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder', Dave, Joanna, and Neil debate the best superhero introduction in film or television. First, they share their thoughts on the newest ‘Thor’ movie (3:22). Then, Neil goes over the rules of the debate and reveals some pre-trial dismissals that just missed the cut (13:10). Later, they each reveal their choice for the best superhero introduction (20:08) before hearing some of the listener picks (40:06).
    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best superhero introduction? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content’. The winner will be announced next week!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
    Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Best Needle Drop in TV History

    The Best Needle Drop in TV History

    This week, Dave, Joanna, and Neil debate what is the best needle drop in TV history. First, they discuss the recent needle drops on ‘Stranger Things' and ‘The Umbrella Academy’ that inspired this debate (3:14), before going through a long list of pre-trial dismissals that just missed the cut (20:37). Then, the debate begins with arguments for their choices for best needle drop in TV history (31:42). Lastly, they decide which listener choice should be added to the final poll (49:19).
    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best needle drop in TV history? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
    Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Cc5by5 ,

Best trio in the business- full stop

I listen to soooo many podcasts and as with ANY entertainment endeavor, the chemistry of personalities is SO important
These three win BEST EVERRRR
When and where are the Podcast Awards?
Got MY vote

I, the Swan ,

yes! missed this crew

so happy to see this group back together. can’t wait to hear the takes on house of the dragon.

brine fly ,

Delightful humans

I was turned off by the premise of this podcast: adults arguing about what's the best (yawn). But these hosts are all so lovely and playful and funny - the atmosphere they create together is so inviting, it really draws me in to the content.

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