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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 consciousness and the future of sin," the series tells the story of a futuristic theme park called Westworld.


Oct 4, 2019

The Shat on TV crew that brought you "Game of Thrones," "Westworld," "True Detective," "American Gods," and "Taboo" launch their newest TV venture: "Watchmen" on HBO.

“Watchmen” takes place in an alternative, contemporary reality in the United States, in which masked vigilantes became outlawed due to their violent...

Jan 16, 2019

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.

Jul 28, 2018

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...

Jul 19, 2018

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...

Jul 9, 2018

"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 We'll announce the winners in a special episode...