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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.


Apr 30, 2018

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...

Apr 27, 2018

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...

Apr 24, 2018

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...

Apr 23, 2018

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,...

Apr 1, 2018

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...