The Watch
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The Ringer
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.
Michaela Coel in the MCU, 'Donda' Musings, 'Ted Lasso,' and 'The White Lotus' Episode 3
Chris and Andy catch up on some things they missed during their week off, including news that Michaela Coel will be in 'Black Panther 2' (2:17) and Kanye West taking up residency in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz stadium as he finishes up his forthcoming album 'Donda' (20:59). Then they cover the premiere of 'Ted Lasso' Season 2 (33:59) and the third episode of 'The White Lotus' (43:25). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26
1 hr 1 min
Emmy Nominations, the 'Loki' Season Finale, and Where 'Black Widow' Belongs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Chris and Andy break down the Emmy nominations that were announced this week, including the very stacked Limited Series categories (1:39). Then they get into the 'Loki' season finale and what made the series click for them (27:18) before talking about the overall enjoyable 'Black Widow' and where it fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (46:59). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15
1 hr 11 min
'The White Lotus' Premiere and Mailbag Questions
Chris and Andy discuss the premiere of HBO’s new show 'The White Lotus.' Then they answer some listener mailbag questions, including one about their top three favorite episodes of television (33:04). Hosts: Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12
1 hr 7 min
‘Succession’ Season 3 Trailer Reaction, Plus ‘Loki’ Episode 5
Trailers galore! Chris and Andy discuss four recently dropped trailers, starting with the long-awaited ‘Succession’ Season 3 trailer (0:19), and moving on to ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ (10:06), ‘Mr. Corman’ (20:13), and ‘The North Water’ (22:03). Then they discuss the fifth and penultimate episode of ‘Loki’ and what other stories and characters the MCU is set to explore (28:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 8
50 min
Breaking Down the ‘Top Chef: Portland’ Season Finale. Plus, ‘Loki’ Episode 4.
Chris and Andy break down the season finale of ‘Top Chef’ (1:41) and reflect on how COVID impacted this season as a whole (27:25). Then they talk about this week’s episode of ‘Loki,’ which might be their favorite so far (34:07). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 1
1 hr 3 min
The ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise and Our Other Cultural Weak Spots. Plus, ‘Evil’ and ‘Physical.’
Chris and Andy talk about never seeing the ‘Fast & Furious’ movies and how you sometimes miss your window with certain pop culture phenomena (1:00). Then, Chris recommends ‘Evil,’ an 'X-Files'-esque CBS drama (25:41) and the guys talk about the surprising darkness in Rose Byrne’s ’80s workout series, ‘Physical’ (33:18). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28
59 min
A Streaming Wars Update, ‘Loki’ Episode 3, and the Penultimate Episode of ‘Top Chef’
A recent Vulture piece revealed what 12 anonymous Hollywood insiders think about who’s really winning the streaming wars. Chris and Andy talk about that and what it means for a service to be “winning” these days (4:30). Then, they break down the most recent episode of ‘Loki’ (17:24) and talk about the unusual ending to the penultimate episode of ‘Top Chef’ (28:33). Read the Vulture piece here. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25
49 min
The End of Jay-Z, the Omnipresence of Drake, and East Coast vs. West Coast Rap With Wosny Lambre
Chris is joined by Ringer staff writer Wosny Lambre for a wide-ranging conversation on his TV-watching habits (1:21), Jay-Z (13:11), Drake (29:44), East Coast vs. West Coast rap (43:16), and why he loves ‘Hacks’ (52:57). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Wosny Lambre Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21
1 hr 1 min
Podcasts As IP, the Low Stakes of ‘Loki’, and This Week’s ‘Top Chef’
Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for the Apple+ series ‘The Shrink Next Door’ and how more TV shows are coming from podcasts (11:53). Then, they talk about the latest episode of ‘Loki’ (14:37) and this week’s episode of ‘Top Chef’ (33:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17
58 min
The Creators of 'Hacks' on Making One of the Best Shows of the Year So Far | Bonus Episode
Andy is joined by Jen Statsky, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello, the creators of 'Hacks,' to talk about how they came up with the idea for the show (1:37), casting Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder (7:30), and balancing emotion with comedy (19:45). Host: Andy Greenwald Guests: Jen Statsky, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16
44 min
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