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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.
Marvel’s (Lack of) Showrunners, ‘The Underground Railroad,’ and Is ‘Top Chef’ Too Nice This Season?
Is Marvel returning to the golden age studio system by having executives make creative decisions for TV shows rather than showrunners (1:46)? What was the strategy behind Amazon dropping 10 hours of ‘The Underground Railroad’ all at once (12:55)? And did shooting during the pandemic make ‘Top Chef’ too nice this season (28:12)? Chris is joined by Sean Fennessey to answer these questions and more. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Sean Fennessey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14
58 min
Netflix Plüs, the Dominance of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Girls5Eva,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 4
Chris and Andy talk about the news that Netflix is reportedly testing a service called N-Plus that would include podcasts about shows and other expanded watching experiences (4:05). After getting renewed for an 18th season, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ might be the most dominant show on television right now (13:23). Plus, love for ‘Girls5Eva’ (22:21) and breaking down ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 4 (29:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10
55 min
‘Succession’ Casting News, ‘Top Chef’ Episode 6, and Rob McElhenney on ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2
Chris and Andy talk about the news that Alexander Skarsgard and Adrien Brody are going to be in ‘Succession’ Season 3 (2:00) and that ‘Loki’ will be airing on Wednesdays, a departure from Disney+’s previous release schedules (14:23). Then they break down the sixth episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ (18:15), before Chris is joined by Rob McElhenney to talk about making ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2 (30:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Rob McElhenney Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 6
1 hr 17 min
‘For All Mankind,’ Marvel and ‘Eternals,’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 3
When ‘For All Mankind’ premiered, Chris wasn’t ready to go to space, but now he’s caught up on Season 2 (5:28). Marvel released a video this week that celebrated its past movies and gave a first look at ‘Eternals.’ Chris and Andy talk about what is ahead for the studio (16:21). Plus, a breakdown of ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 3 (37:44). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 3
1 hr 7 min
Malcolm Spellman on Creating ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier.’ Plus, ‘Top Chef’ Episode 5.
Chris and Andy touch on some TV news from the week (1:00) before getting into this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef,’ in which the front-runners of this season begin to emerge (13:54). Then they are joined by ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier’ executive producer Malcolm Spellman to talk about how he brought the series to life (42:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Malcolm Spellman Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29
1 hr 20 min
'Le Bureau des Légendes,' Seasons 1 and 2 | Bonus Episode
Chris and Andy have accepted an undercover mission to break down the first two seasons of the French spy series 'The Bureau.' Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28
1 hr 23 min
Oscars 2021 Misfires, 'Mare of Easttown,' 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' Finale, and Michelle Zauner on Her Book, 'Crying in H Mart'
Chris and Andy talk about some of the weird choices made during last night's muted and experimental Oscars ceremony (2:17). Then they break down the second episode of 'Mare of Easttown' (38:29) and what did and didn't work in 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' finale (58:37). Finally, Andy is joined by Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast to talk about her new book, 'Crying in H Mart' (1:16:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Michelle Zauner Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26
1 hr 55 min
Netflix Woes, ‘How I Met Your Father,’ and ‘Top Chef’ E4. Plus Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper!
Chris and Andy talk about the rumors that ‘Mindhunter’ may be coming back and what it means for Netflix’s slowing momentum (6:23). Then, they cover the news that ‘How I Met Your Mother’ will be rebooted with Hilary Duff (20:53) and break down the most recent episode of ‘Top Chef’ (26:17), before Andy is joined by Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper to talk about their new movie ‘We Broke Up’ (57:19). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guests: Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22
1 hr 28 min
‘Minari,’ ‘Mare of Easttown,’ and the Penultimate Episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’
Chris and Andy talk about ‘Minari’ and this unique and strange award season (2:50). Then, they break down the first episode of ‘Mare of Easttown’ and how it established a sense of place (14:43) and talk about the penultimate episode of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (39:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19
1 hr 3 min
Kate Winslet on Becoming ‘Mare of Easttown.’ Plus, ‘Top Chef’ S18E3.
Chris and Andy break down the most recent episode of ‘Top Chef: Portland’ (2:29) before previewing ‘Mare of Easttown,’ which premieres this Sunday (33:13). They are then joined by Kate Winslet, the star of the show, to talk about how she got into character for the role and nailing the Pennsylvania accent (38:27). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Kate Winslet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15
1 hr 2 min
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