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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.


Aug 20, 2022

The "Westworld" Season 4 finale brings us to our final Telegraph of the year (and possibly ever), with listener email and voicemail taking aim at Christina, Hale, Olympiad security, HBO budgets and hosts done dirty.

"Westworld" fans unloaded on "Que Sera Sera," made their predictions for Season 5, asked how transcending...

Aug 16, 2022

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...

Aug 15, 2022

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...

Aug 13, 2022

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...

Aug 10, 2022

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...