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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 ...
 
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While we're waiting for "Westworld" to return, the Shat on TV crew is covering Season 3 of True Detective for your listening pleasure. It's truly one of HBO's greatest franchises and the best thing on TV right now. We hope you enjoy.
 
Let the hate flow through you! It's time for Shat on TV: Westworld's Mean Mail edition of the Telegraph. This special episode wraps up listeners' final thoughts on Westworld Season 2, then turns the guns on Big D, Gene, and Kerri. Roger somehow emerges unscathed. Hear about Gene's sexual issues, Big D's pronunciation problems, and Kerri's absen ...…
 
Sure "Westworld" was recently nominated for 21 Emmy Awards, but who cares about the same old boring Award shows when you have the Shat on TV Westies! After hundreds of fan votes, we'll announce the winners of such categories as: Best Showdown Best Battle Best Dressed Hottest Romance Most Shocking Reveal ....and MORE!!! Even if you hate award sh ...…
 
"Westworld" Season 2 is over, but viewers are still talking! We keep the conversation going with more than a dozen listener emails, voicemails, and closing thoughts. Have a listen and remember to vote in the inaugural Shat on TV Westie Awards at www.shatontv.com/westies. We'll announce the winners in a special episode next week. Listen to more ...…
 
You asked for a Westworld Season 2 recap. Who are we to say no? Here's where we finish lingering debates, answer questions still bugging fans, and begin showing signs of cognitive plateau. You'll hear the Season 2 shat score, the biggest swings in character development, why lower ratings are nothing to worry about, and Six Easy Steps to Improve ...…
 
Westworld lovers and haters are doing battle on this week's Telegraph, writing in about the Season 2 finale, "The Passenger." Critics say the plot holes were unforgivable. Fans say doubters are missing the entire point of the show. And most of us are torn somewhere in between. This listener mail edition is loaded with scathing reviews, high pra ...…
 
We couldn't agree on Dolores' Five Pearls, the Man in Black's post-credits scene, or where the hosts went. So we went to the source. Roger scours a Lisa Joy interview explaining "The Passenger" and quizzes Gene and Big D on what the heck we saw during the Season 2 finale. Also, Gene issues a massive mea culpa for all the things he got wrong thi ...…
 
Some hosts reached The Valley Beyond. Some hosts reached the outside world. And some viewers reached the end of their wits. Westworld's Season 2 finale, "The Passenger" brought back some of our favorite characters, but the twists and turns left some fans a little queasy. Find some solid ground with us as we lay out what we learned, what questio ...…
 
Your three original "Westworld" podcast hosts are back with a bursting mailbag as the Season 2's finale looms on the horizon. This week's Telegraph includes: Is William a host? Was Juliet's reaction reasonable? Self-mutilation Father of The Year Awards An unhealthy amount of "LOST" references and a theory about the podcast itself Plus, hear voi ...…
 
Rog and Big D climb the Mesa Bar diving board to jump into the deep end of the Penultimate Episode of Westworld Season 2. During the podcast, the boys unravel: Which time frames are featured in the episode Who is Subject 001 Is William “Real” or "Host" Literary references to the plot Ford & Maeve's “Unlocking Core Permissions” How Teddy’s death ...…
 
The Penultimate episode of season two of Westworld focuses mainly on the troubled past of William (aka MiB) while explaining further details on Dr. Ford's master plan. While Gene is on vacation in Chicago, Roger flies all the way to Florida in order to watch and record in person with Dick. Join the shatty duo as they unravel the consequences of ...…
 
Episode 8 seemed pretty straightforward ... until listener emails and voicemails arrived. We missed a lot, and "Westworld" fans were there to set the record straight. Let's take a different look at "Kiksuya" and answer the most complicated questions, including: Is host consciousness the result of intelligent design or simple mistakes? Was the M ...…
 
"Kiksuya" ranks among the easiest Westworld episodes to follow and the most emotionally powerful. But that doesn't mean it wasn't without mysteries to unpack. How did Maeve communicate with Akecheta from across the park? What did she say? And what was the meaning when you dive a level deeper? How much did Ford help Akecheta in his journey, and ...…
 
"Kiksuya" delighted "Westworld" fans who wanted the story a little slower, a little clearer, and with a little more heart. But it wasn't without big revelations that tie to the greater story. In Season 2, Episode 8, we learn how the Maze keeps showing up in the park, see more of the facility William is building, expand Maeve's abilities, and be ...…
 
Episode 7 heats up the Westworld debate as listeners write in to argue Charlotte could be Charlie; Dolores and Maeve are conflicting views of feminism; Angela really could charm the grenade off a horny QA thug; artificial intelligence is just waiting to spring its trap; someone's going to rescue the Man in Black; and more. Voicemails start at t ...…
 
Westworld Season 2 Episode 7 pulled the curtain from the Valley Beyond, so let's venture there and explore its implications. We'll tell you where it is, what's being stored there, and how Dolores can use it to battle mankind. We'll also meet Farnold (or Fernarnold), the star of "Les Ecorches," and celebrate how intelligently Westworld re-introd ...…
 
Big D called "Les Ecorches" the Thanksgiving Dinner of Westworld episodes, and to many of us it felt like a season finale. So many questions were answered, so many characters may have been killed. Ford is back in a big way. Bullets are flying. And the Man in Black is getting his come-uppance. But did Season 2 give up too many secrets too quickl ...…
 
First, disenchanted viewers turned their guns on "Westworld." Now, frustrated listeners are setting their sights on us. From who Elsie actually is, to the Man in Black's conversation with Emily, to Emily's real name, you had a lot to say about Season 2 Episode 6: "Phase Space." With more than 100 emails received this week, it's another packed e ...…
 
Westworld's entire reality has changed, and that means all we thought we knew means squat. So we're diving deep without a tether and hoping we find hidden treasures in Episode 6, "Phase Space." This Deep Dive explores whether Grace or the Man in Black is a host, how many realities exist in Westworld, and how many Bernards are creeping around th ...…
 
We're halfway through Season 2, but Westworld isn't showing any signs of fatigue as they blow up some popular early theories, while introducing even more. Gene & Kerri are in Los Angeles celebrating Gene's birthday, so Rog & Big D are left in the studio to break down episode 6, "Phase Space". In this SUPER SIZED Instacast, the Original Shat Duo ...…
 
Louis Herthum plays the original Peter Abernathy in "Westworld," and his role has exploded in Season 2. He'll discuss key "Westworld" scenes to rewatch, dive deeper into the Peter Abernathy character, explain the Southern "fool look," and possibly reveal horrifying secrets about "Murder, She Wrote." Herthum also talks parenthood, LSU football, ...…
 
Where did the Man in Black actually start? Where did William end? Can techs adjust "woke" hosts' settings? And is "Westworld" borrowing from Dune?" You've got Season 2 questions, and we've got Season 2 answers as the Westworld Telegraph shares listener mail about Episode 5, "Akane no Mai." One listener wrote in with proof Ghost Nation is a secu ...…
 
Throwaway episode? Shut your geisha mouth! Shogun World wasn't the only interesting thing about Episode 5. "Akane no Mai" also put to rest several viewer theories and established a pecking order among characters. Walk with us as we outline Dolores' secret game plan, explore the boundaries of Maeve's "new voice," and plunge the terrifying depths ...…
 
Dolores' reason for traveling to Sweetwater is revealed and Maeve discovers her "new voice" in Kerri Gross' first Westworld Instacast. "Akane no Mai" introduces us to Shogun World, ninjas, samurai, doppelbots, and sweet, sweet robot lovemaking as Season 2 ventures into some of the more gruesome and violent scenes to date. WU TANG! To read all o ...…
 
Are you ready for a record 17 listener emails plus six voicemail Telegraphs? You sent more than 127 theories, observations, questions, and comments about Westworld Season 2, Episode 4, "Riddle of the Sphinx." They ranged from "Is Delos already using the tech from the James Delos experiment?" to "Who's the actual hero of the show?" We also were ...…
 
Westworld's viewership is slumping, but our hearts are pumping. How can you not love a show that brings you horrifying glimpses of technological immortality? Or a show that examines time as a data point, rather than a linear absolute. This Deep Dive examines Season 2 Episode 4, "Riddle of the Sphinx," and gets into the marrow of what Westworld ...…
 
Westworld Season 2 just keeps getting darker with Episode 4: "Riddle of the Sphinx." Recorded just minutes after the episode aired, this Instacast quickly outlines what we learned and the big new questions everyone is asking. If you guessed Delos is trying to create eternal life, you're right. But did the project succeed? At least we now know w ...…
 
Episode 3 is usually right about where listener mail starts getting truly weird, and Westworld Season 2 is no exception. "Virtu e Fortuna" got all the marbles rolling around in our heads, and some fascinating topics emerged: Is Grace from The Raj related to Theresa Cullen? Is the AI creating it's own AI? Was Dolores ever a real human? How would ...…
 
Episode 3 of Westworld Season 2 wasn't filler. "Virtù e Fortuna" is a vital link, the connective tissue that binds the bones Episode 1 with the muscle of Episode 2. This Westworld Deep Dive explores: Who is the woman in The Raj? What is Ghost Nation's true purpose? Do Dr. Ford and Bernard share a backstory? What did Dolores accomplish at Fort F ...…
 
Roger returns to the podcast much soberer than the last episode as the Shatty Trio provide their instant thoughts of Episode 3 of Westworld Season 2, "Virtù e Fortuna". The world that Delos created has gotten much larger, and so has our Instacast, as we review the introduction of a new theme park, use our high school Latin textbooks to understa ...…
 
Poring over your Telegraphs. Pouring drinks. Poor us. Buckle up for a boozy ride as a tipsy Roger guides Gene, Dick, AND Kerri through this week's listener mail. Topics include: Is the Man in Black terminally ill? Is Peter Abernathy a vehicle for Jim Delos? Vitruvian Woman in the opening credits Bernard's Leaky Head Would DNA harvesting help a ...…
 
Don't have time for the Westworld Deep Dive this week? Fast forward start to 55:25 for our most ambitious explanation of how Westworld came to be. Big D won't call it a theory. It's at least a hypothesis. Also on this supersized Deep Dive, we'll outline all the time frames you saw on Episode 2 "Reunion" and chip away at Dolores' secret weapon. ...…
 
Could Westworld Season 2 Episode 2 "Reunion" be the Rosetta Stone for the rest of the series? Catch our immediate reaction to this scope-expanding bundle of revelations. We'll discuss Delos' true mission, identify the "weapon" Dolores is seeking, outline the new rules of Westworld, and learn more about the game each character faces. And yeah, t ...…
 
Hear Shat on TV listeners' voice for the first time and catch Kerri Gross reading your emails as we fire up the Season 2 Telegraph with a new voicemail feature. This week's topics covering Season 2 Episode 1 "Journey into Night" include: Dr. Ford's contingency plan A rundown of all the main characters Everything is just a new narrative for Will ...…
 
We were so, so wrong. Westworld's Season 2 premiere, "Journey into Night," piled layers of mystery atop a mountain of key revelations, and this Deep Dive dissects them all. Explore all the key characters' motivations: What are Maeve, Dolores, Bernard, Charlotte, and the Man in Black up to? And why? Also jump into what Delos' master plan is, whe ...…
 
The Westworld Season 2 premiere "Journey into Night" ended 18 months of TV starvation with a buffet of answered questions and explosive action. Hear Big D lay down the quick facts as we prepare for Tuesday's Deep Dive. This quick Instacast covers the season premiere's most pressing issues that just can't wait, including: Is Bernard a reliable n ...…
 
Westworld Season 2 looms just a month away! Jump back in the saddle to discuss the Westworld Experience at SXSW and how showrunner Jonathan Nolan plans to screw with Reddit. Learn about new characters, Dolores' even darker side, drone hosts, and where guests found another buried maze. Plus, the return of the Westworld Telegraph. We missed you, ...…
 
Westworld might have delivered its fair share of jaw-dropping twists, but landing a renewal from HBO back in November wasn't one of the bigger surprises. The sci-fi western dystopia wowed viewers with its bleak yet beautiful storytelling – and in terms of numbers, it was bigger than even Game of Thrones. Now all eyes are on showrunners Jonathan ...…
 
Hungry for more Shat on TV? Here's an audio hors d'oeuvres you might enjoy. Straight from our Shat The Movies podcast, join Gene, Rog and Big D for an encore presentation of "Top Gun." Subscribe to Shat The Movies to hear a new '80s or '90s movie shat session each week. Subscribe & Social Media - http://shatthemovies.com/subscribe-and-follow "T ...…
 
Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere united our favorite characters and brought some lesser-knowns to the spotlight. We got one last chance to hate Walder Frey, one fresh chance to cringe at Ed Sheeran, and we learned to cheer for Euron Greyjoy (and his two good hands). Listen to this quick-take Instacast and prepare for Tuesday Game of Thrones D ...…
 
Louis Herthum and Talulah Riley will return as regulars in Westworld Season Two. Jimmy Simpson will not. And we can expect a narrative leap into the future as Season Two opens in late 2018. Get the details in this months Westworld Telegraph! We also read listener mail covering Dr. Ford's ability to predict a perfect March Madness bracket, the m ...…
 
When will "Westworld" Season 2 arrive? It's looking like October 2018, but we're back with Westworld news from the Golden Globes, a projected series schedule and reflection for the past two months without our favorite show about robot sex and human massacres. The fans are the stars Westworld Telegraph, and this month's edition is loaded with id ...…
 
The "Westworld" community delivers again this month with listener email explaining Dr. Ford's narcissism, Westworld's view of child rape, and whether Delos Corp. secretly wants access to Westworld's predictive analytics. We also debate the music of Westworld vs. the music AT Westworld, and we discuss the similarities between Arnold Weber and Ro ...…
 
Westworld may have finished its first season, but fans clearly want to keep the conversation alive! The theories keep coming in droves, including deeper looks into the maze, a dissection of Dolores' identities and a full exploration of Jungian metaphor? The monthly Westworld Telegraph is here for you until the fortuitous day our favorite show r ...…
 
Westworld Season 1 may be over, but the Shat on TV monkeys never stop producing content! In this episode, Rog, Gene & Big D welcome Axel from Westworld Theorycast and Roberto from Radio Westworld to discuss thoughts and ideas regarding the inaugural season. Additionally, the roundtable reviews which plot points they would like answered in Seaso ...…
 
Ptolemy Slocum, Westworld's Sylvester, shares his views on Westworld Season 1 and the creative process. Hear how he made his way to Hollywood from Kenya, what it was like to work with Felix and Maeve, and why he calls Luke Hemsworth "The God of Parties." Also discover Ptolemy's favorite Westworld fan theory, his shocking philosophy on the actin ...…
 
What will we do until Westworld returns in 2018? Keep talking about it and bring in experts from Beyond Westworld Podcast, that's what. Find out what shocked us, what tickled us and what made us growl. Shat on TV's Roger, Big D and Gene join forces with Beyond Westworld's Troy Heinritz and Aaron Peterson for a Westworld All-Star podcast moderat ...…
 
The Season One Finale of Westworld overwhelmingly answered many of the questions and theories presented throughout the season, however, that didn't stop the #ShatNation from filling our Telegraph Inbox. Gene, Rog, & Big D close up 2016 by responding to the Top 15 (or is it 16?) emails of the week, including deep comparisons of the soundtrack to ...…
 
Westworld's season finale, "The Bicameral Mind," threw an avalanche of action and answers our way -- an episode truly worth of a Deep Dive. Let's plunge into the significance and perils of the maze, explore why Bernard's death and resurrection make sense, and discuss why Logan went galloping naked with a feather. Also on the docket: Was Dolores ...…
 
Whether you loved seeing hosts buzzsaw through security or cringed at so many answers being crammed into a 90-minute gasp, Westworld episode 10: "The Bicameral Mind" thoroughly closed the loop on season 1. This quick Instacast covers the season finale's most pressing issues that just can't wait for Tuesday's Deep Dive podcast, including: Was Fo ...…
 
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