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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.


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...

Jul 5, 2018

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...

Jun 30, 2018

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...