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Dec 17, 2020

The Best TV Shows of 2020

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Chris and Andy are joined by Sam Esmail to talk about the state of tv in 2020 (1:00) and some of their favorite shows of the year, including ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Love Life,’ ‘ZeroZeroZero,’ ‘I May Destroy You,’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ (20:47).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Guest: Sam Esmail

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Chris and Andy break down the penultimate episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ and try to parse where the show is going with the finale and beyond (1:03). Then, they catch up with all of the ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel news that was released as part of Disney’s investor day (24:10) and remember one of their favorite authors, John le Carré, who passed away on Sunday (43:09).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

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Dec 11, 2020

‘Star Wars’ News Emergency Podcast

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Chris and Andy break down the huge slate of ‘Star Wars’ programming that Disney announced at their investors conference this week.

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

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News broke this week that past ‘Spider-Man’ actors like Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will be returning for the newest ‘Spider-Man’ film, setting up the franchise for an ‘Avengers’-like multiverse (9:03). The fallout continues from Warner Bros.’s decision to release their entire 2021 slate on HBO Max (19:15). Then, an interview with ‘Industry’ creators Konrad Kay and Mickey Down about creating the fast-paced and frenetic show (33:02).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Guests: Konrad Kay and Mickey Down

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Chris and Andy break down the latest episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ and make some predictions for where the rest of the season will go (1:00). Plus, their review of ‘Mank’ (23:09) and an interview with ‘A Teacher’ creator Hannah Fidell (42:39).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Guest: Hannah Fidell

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In industry-shaking news, Warner Bros. announced this week that they will send their entire 2021 movie slate, including movies like ‘Dune’ and ‘Matrix 4,’ to HBO Max. Chris and Andy break down what this means for movies, as well as how it might affect the TV industry (1:19). Also, they discuss Episode 4 of ‘Industry’ (21:23) before being joined by ‘Queen’s Gambit’ director Scott Frank to talk about what went into making one of the most popular shows of the year (34:58).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Guest: Scott Frank

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Chris and Andy break down the ultimately disappointing finale of ‘The Undoing’ (8:31). Then, they are joined by Mallory Rubin to talk about the significance of Ahsoka Tano’s appearance in ‘The Mandalorian’ (28:08) and what it means for the ‘Star Wars’ universe going forward (47:40). Finally, they talk with Melissa Maerz about her new book, ‘Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused’ (1:10:24).

Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald
Guests: Mallory Rubin and Melissa Maerz

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Chris is joined by resident ‘The Crown’ expert Amanda Dobbins to break down the fourth season of the show.

Episodes 1-3 (0:55)
Episodes 4-6 (43:31)
Episodes 7-10 (69:45)

Host: Chris Ryan
Guest: Amanda Dobbins

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Alan Ragus
Dec 11, 2019

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.