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CURRENTLY COVERING: Westworld. In Decoding TV, David Chen (@davechensky) and Siddhant Adlakha (@SiddhantAdlakha) discuss and analyze the most exciting shows on television. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
The ethics of creating artificially-intelligent machines is tricky business and it's quickly becoming our reality. How will society change to accommodate these new beings? Are they beings at all? And why do robots love milk so dang much?! Join us for a weekly, episodic recap laced with comedy, theories, and listener feedback as we dive deep into the important questions of HBO's new science fiction series, "Westworld".
 
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Roger Roeper & Dick Ebert & Gene Lyons host a weekly podcast covering Westworld the hit science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk with Nolan directing the pilot. The series premiered October 2, 2016. Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
They are obnoxious, they are absurd, they are irreverent, and they are - at times - shockingly insightful. If you are looking for something different in the TV & Film podcasting genre, something honest and with zero interest in pandering, then turn your ears to Without Limits: A Westworld Podcast. Subscribe and never miss a week of their profane ramblings.
 
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Whether you’re mourning or celebrating this season, tune in for Jim and A.Ron’s lively discussion on the season finale. In the words of Dylan Thomas, we’re asking this show “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against what this new acquisition might do to you.” If it doesn’t get a season 5, just could consider this show on a recursive…
 
For a straightforward "Westworld" Season 4 finale, we decided to do a straightforward recap of Episode 8. Ash is gonna tell you exactly what happened; Gene is gonna discuss different characters' senses of identity, and both will dig into what a potential Season 5 could hold. In this "Que Sera Sera" Deep Dive, the Shat Crew also will cover Season 4'…
 
James and Spooky Adam recap the straight to Hulu movie Prey. We thought it was going to be a horror movie but actually it wasn't and that's okay because it was still pretty good. Patreon.com/HBOBOIZ Tweets: @Jameswatchesmen @HBOBOIZPodcast @NothingstarPod @AdamCarner Subscribe to Nothingstar Academy Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/bran…
 
David and Siddhant discuss season 4 episode 8 of Westworld, "Que Será, Será" Decoding Westworld is becoming Decoding TV! It'll be on the same podcast feed, so no need to re-subscribe. Support this podcast at DecodingTV.com and get bonus episodes, ad-free episodes for Decoding TV and A Cast of Kings. We'll be back next week with a recap of She-Hulk:…
 
Westworld was back, then it wasn’t, but we hope it’s coming back for season five! With questions both answered and unanswered, we’re parsing through the wreckage for new theories and discoveries. Join in and listen to the current understanding of Westworld, you know, before the next season upends all we believe to be true. This is the finale. Now i…
 
The "Westworld" Season 4 finale propelled us headlong into The Test of Season 5, wiped out some key characters and cranked up the body count. In this Instacast, Gene cheers for Clementine; Ash evokes "Return of The King;" and Big D feels like he's seen this one before. Listen to find out how The Shat Crew felt about "Que Sera Sera" and what we'll b…
 
It's our longest listener-mail podcast of the season! "Metanoia" was a hit with Westworld fans, triggering voicemail and email about The Sublime, Teddy, Maeve and Christina. In this episode, the full Shat Crew responds to questions about Clementine, learns the difference between worms and snakes, nerds out on social contract philosophy, theorizes o…
 
Would living for eternity in a heaven inevitably turn into a hell? What’s intentional and what is just a misstep in the writing? Do hosts have real blood? Will Nolan and Joy Jeremy Bearimy their way out of this show? Tune in for these questions and more and perhaps hear your own theory discussed. Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a…
 
The penultimate simulation! Ryan and James walk about this episode of Westworld and some other stuff for 5 minutes in the middle there cause we get bored. Patreon.com/HBOBOIZ Tweets: @Jameswatchesmen @HBOBOIZPodcast @NothingstarPod @AdamCarner Subscribe to Nothingstar Academy Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/HBOBOIZ Advertising Inquiries: …
 
Our "Westworld" Deep Dives are always dense, but this one truly is a thicc-ass boi. In this breakdown of Season 4, Episode 7, Gene and Big D compare simulations to reality, dissect William's conversation with himself and ask why Bernard would leave The Door open. "Metanoia" also leads the Shat Crew to explore who Bernard's video message was for, wh…
 
We’re pretty sure the show is messing with us. The answers that Metanoia gave us are confounding a majority of theorizers. As more and more theoretical outcomes are being crossed off of the list, we’re curious to see how this season of Westworld wraps up. Questions about Christina are always interesting, but can we please the notion that there migh…
 
A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THIS WEEK: Decoding Westworld will soon become Decoding TV! Decoding TV will stay on this same podcast feed so no need to re-subscribe, but our name will change soon, as will what we're covering. Also: In this episode of Decoding Westworld, David Chen and Siddhant Adlakha recap season 4 episode 7 of Westworld, "Metanoia." You can…
 
Metanoia? How about paranoia? Are there two timelines in a simulation of the world within the real world? Did that sentence give you a stroke? I lost a day off of my life typing that. With the show getting crazier, the theories are following suit. Tune in and go crazy with us. Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send us a message at westworl…
 
Gene and Ash crown "Metanoia" the best episode since "Westworld" Season 2 in this instant-reaction episode of Shat on TV. Season 4, Episode 7 gave us gripping dialogue, heartbreak, big reveals and, most importantly, the old-school pairings we'd been craving. Was this this payoff for the previous six episodes? Will it build into an explosive season …
 
Caleb is the star of this "Westworld" Telegraph as listeners call and write to discuss what makes him special, how outliers work and what Caleb #279 is all about. Email and voicemail also focus on freeze tag, the Red Queen Theory, why Bernard couldn't ID the mole and whether horses are extinct. The Shat Crew also explores hope and rats, grief, Halo…
 
Two in a row baby! Caleb is Morty and we're fine with that - honestly, we prefer it. Patreon.com/HBOBOIZ Tweets: @Jameswatchesmen @HBOBOIZPodcast @NothingstarPod @AdamCarner Subscribe to Nothingstar Academy Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/HBOBOIZ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle…
 
Craving more reasons to throw yourself in an existential crisis? Join Jim and A.Ron as they go through YOUR feedback and theories. Is there something deeper in the tower’s sound pattern? Why print so many Caleb bodies? Westworld is taking us on a journey more satisfying than seasons past, but will they stick the landing? Got feedback or proof that …
 
Caleb fans got a dark and juicy episode this week as "Westworld" Season 4, Episode 6 peered into why Charlores hostified him, why love matters and how hope can be weaponized. "Fidelity" also illustrated Charlores' growing frustration, her cruelty, problems among the ranks of The Cause, and a bit more Westworld geography. In this Deep Dive edition, …
 
Yes, Westworld S04E06 "Fidelity" contains a ridiculous action scene, but it importantly recontextualizes some of the strange things we saw in previous episodes and serves up plenty of other scenes of interest that more than make this a good episode of Westworld. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of o…
 
In this episode of Decoding Westworld, David Chen and Siddhant Adlakha recap season 4 episode 6 of Westworld, "Fidelity." You can always email this podcast at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail(DOT)com Support this podcast via David Chen's Patreon page Shownotes: Read Siddhant's review of Shin Ultraman Subscribe to A Cast of Kings Follow Siddhant on Twitte…
 
We’re in the “buckle up and don’t think about it too much” phase of this season. Lipstickgate makes a brief appearance. We get some answers about Caleb. But as it goes with Westworld, one answer leads to many more questions. Join us as we go through your questions and theories for this week’s episode, Fidelity. Got feedback or proof that we’re all …
 
In Westworld Season 4, Episode 6, "Fidelity," Caleb gets to live out his best Die Hard fantasy, while Frankie lets herself be guided into the park so Bernard can reboot Maeve since she’s apparently the weapon that will help save humankind. Our Instacast edition shares our immediate takes on the episode and previews what we'll cover in the upcoming …
 
With Gene away on vacation, Ash and BigD gathered for this week's Telegraph of Westworld Season 4 and respond to the top18 voicemails and emails about Episode 5: "Zhuangzi." Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud.com/simonsteric Westworld Episode 5 Summary:Charlotte notices that several hosts she has assigned to eliminate "outliers" …
 
We actually liked this one! Patreon.com/HBOBOIZ Tweets: @Jameswatchesmen @HBOBOIZPodcast @NothingstarPod @AdamCarner Subscribe to Nothingstar Academy Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/HBOBOIZ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/priv…
 
Gather ‘round fleshy humans, we’re going through YOUR feedback and theories. Is this all part of Ford’s scheme? Is the show using the Darth Vader plan? Is there a secret Morse code message in lipstick application? Can hosts anchor themselves in reality the same way humans can? And we have special feedback for our philosophy episode! Got feedback or…
 
Westworld used Season 4, Episode 5 to flesh out the notion of "outliers" and introduce us to hosts "transcending." Viewers learned the extent of Charlores' control and the nature of Christina's role as The Storyteller. "Zhuangzi" brought us questionable action scenes, uncomfortable choreography and the knowledge that, even in Charlores' utopia, hos…
 
Are we hosts dreaming that we’re human? Or are we humans dreaming that we’re hosts? Dive into the philosophical origins of the title of this episode. Jim comes around to A.Ron’s ascension theory based on evidence from this episode. We get some answers in this episode, but now we have more questions. Got feedback or proof that we’re all sims? Send u…
 
In this episode of Decoding Westworld, David Chen and Siddhant Adlakha recap season 4 episode 5 of Westworld, "Zhuangzi." You can always email this podcast at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail(DOT)com Support this podcast via David Chen's Patreon page Shownotes: Read Siddhant's review of Nope Subscribe to A Cast of Kings Follow Siddhant on Twitter Follow …
 
Westworld is hitting its stride in a big way. It felt good to finally get some answers to our burning questions, but now that the door has been kicked down, more questions are flooding in. Charlotte Hale is cementing her place as one of the greatest villains. We’ve done the philosophical research for you in this episode of Watching Westworld with p…
 
"Westworld" gave us a look behind the curtain as New York City's facade crumbled in Season 4, Episode 5. "Zhuangzi" was a massive shift in style and pace from the previous two episodes, featuring far more exposition, mustache-twirling and awkward action scenes. Our Instacast edition shares our immediate takes on the episode, and previews what we'll…
 
The full Shat Crew has gathered for its first three-host Telegraph of Westworld Season 4, responding to a record 20 voicemails and emails about Episode 4: "Generation Loss." In this listener-mail episode, we cover outlandish theories on Christina, frustrated opinions on Caleb and detailed looks at the ruins of Prohibitionworld. Listeners Jenn and D…
 
How is the sublime capable of simulating the entire earth? Can a heaven become a hell? Has the simulation spread to the entire universe? Is it a tuna melt or a pastrami sandwich?? Are the host marbles symbolic wads of dung??? And Michele Boyd, who plays Temperance Armistice, writes to your favorite hosts. Tune in for answers and laughs with Jim and…
 
We got ourselves a double dose of that wacky ole Westworld. Patreon.com/HBOBOIZ Tweets: @Jameswatchesmen @HBOBOIZPodcast @NothingstarPod @AdamCarner Subscribe to Nothingstar Academy Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/HBOBOIZ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt…
 
Today we're joined by Aaron Rabinowitz, lecturing philosopher at Rutgers, as well as host of the Embrace the Void and Philosophers in Space podcast. He's going to be talking to us today about the concepts of freewill vs determinism. Are humans on inescapable loops? Are we truly free to make our own decisions? If not, do our choices matter in any me…
 
What do Apple and Westworld have in common? Forced obsolescence. Dolores presses forward to a new world order with hordes of flies. Fire fights explode. Maeve gives Caleb something to fight for. All the while, hosts and humans are forced ever closer to extinction. Is the future flesh, or is the future flies? Got feedback or proof that we’re all sim…
 
Two Chads are better than one, especially when one of them is a Zombie. The HBO BOIZ are doing an Actual Play DND campaign! And this is the fourth episode! Patreon.com/HBOBOIZ Tweets: @Jameswatchesmen @HBOBOIZPodcast @NothingstarPod @AdamCarner Subscribe to Nothingstar Academy Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/HBOBOIZ See omnystudio.com/lis…
 
Episode 4 put the puzzle pieces together for "Westworld" Season 4, giving us a clearer picture of what's happening and what's to come. In this Deep Dive episode, the Shat Crew looks into the series' central question: What is it to be human? Gene digs into what makes Caleb special and why Charlores would desire a fidelity-tested version of our hero.…
 
In this episode of Decoding Westworld, David Chen and Siddhant Adlakha recap season 4 episode 4 of Westworld, "Generation Loss." You can always email this podcast at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail(DOT)com Support this podcast via David Chen's Patreon page Shownotes: Read Siddhant's review of The Gray Man Subscribe to A Cast of Kings Follow Siddhant on …
 
New York may be a zoo for humans? How is that different from all the cities we have now? Embrace the existential crisis and join us as we discuss an episode that has us all reeling. We cover our observations along with your theories and questions in the Instant Talk. Tune in Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday for more Westworld! Want your theory heard? …
 
So many answers! So many deaths! So much Caleb! "Generation Loss" built on Episode 3's momentum and paved the runway for an exciting second half to Season 4. What some saw as "yeah duh" moments, the Shat Crew considered sorely needed solid ground for building a stable story. Our Instacast edition shares our immediate takes on the episode, and previ…
 
Just how long was Bernard in The Sublime, and when are we now? Listeners weighed in this week with voicemail and email ranging from conservatively logical to Big D's Express Train to Crazytown. Season 4, Episode 3 also had listeners thinking deep about identity when it comes to Christina, Charlotte, Maya, William, Frankie, and even Peter. The Shat …
 
Join us for the Annees Folles feedback podcast to hear our thoughts on the latest theories and whatever else you want to talk about. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddi…
 
Ryan is on vaykay, which means next week we will have two Westworld season 4 recaps. Don't miss out, Dream Cowboys. In the meantime the BOIZ plus guest JR speed run some of the Marvel properties not yet discussed on the pod: Dr. Strange 2, Ms. Marvel, and Thor 4. Patreon.com/HBOBOIZ Tweets: @Jameswatchesmen @HBOBOIZPodcast @NothingstarPod @AdamCarn…
 
Excitement and depth returned to "Westworld" in a big way as our favorite host duo—Stubbs and Bernard—began their quest to save humanity. In this Season 4 Episode 3 Deep Dive, the Shat Crew explores what Bernard saw in his Sublime visions and how that impacts our perception of time. We also rejoin Maeve to explore the new park, ask what makes Caleb…
 
Westworld feels like it's back to doing what it does best; giving us the answers while we try to figure out which questions we should be asking. Join us for the podcast as we get back to Bernard and find out a whole lot more about Temperance. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, …
 
In this episode of Decoding Westworld, David Chen and Siddhant Adlakha recap season 4 episode 3 of Westworld, "Années Folles." You can always email this podcast at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail(DOT)com Support this podcast via David Chen's Patreon page Shownotes: Thor's Journey to the Big Screen Subscribe to the Culturally Relevant podcast Follow Sidd…
 
Bernard is back and it turns out all that dust that gathered on his head was just Rehoboam spice. Join us for the instant take / talk podcast where we give our first impressions of the episode and then answer listener questions from chat. If you were a Bald Move Club member, you'd see a video and a link to the live chat on this page. Check out http…
 
Three episodes in, and Bernard is back! A lot has changed since he went into the Sublime, and we are here for the mystery! In this instacast, we dive straight into the visions, mazes and flies of it all. With Bernard’s piece added to the chess board and our duo of Maeve and Caleb still in the roaring Sweetwater 2.0, there’s lots to digest before we…
 
Flies, goo and Maeve's power, too! This week's listener voicemail and letters got weird on topics ranging from Christina's life to Charlores' master plan to the mystery behind the music. Season 4, Episode 2 also had listeners questioning what's left for the six remaining episodes and a for-sure Season 5. Plus, voicemails poured in about William's g…
 
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