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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.


Nov 29, 2016

Prepare for the Westworld season finale with this fact-packed recap of Episode 9: "The Well-Tempered Clavier." Explore Ford's motivation for letting hosts run rampant. Consider what happened to Elsie and Stubbs. Mourn Bernarnold while digging deeper into his memories. And hear Gene try to paint Logan as a not-so-bad...

Nov 28, 2016

"Westworld" fans are the smartest. You were right about Bernarnold. You were right about Maeve's admin abilities. You might even be right about William being the Man in Black!

Couple those notions with a brilliant performance by Anthony Hopkins and awesome reveals about the park's origins, and you've got a mind-blowing...

Nov 25, 2016

Just when we thought Westworld's depths had been plumbed, listeners wrote in with fresh insights on Dr. Ford as the Singularity, how host bodies work, the meaning behind the number 30 and ... HOST BABIES?

There's also the question of whether Maeve can control Bernard, who's in Wyatt's gang and whether Westworld is...

Nov 22, 2016

Instead of bringing Westworld fans together, the answers we got in Episode 8, "Trace Decay," have driven wedges between schools of Westworld thought. Does the Man in Black's backstory confirm he's William or make it less likely? Is Bernard a born killer or newly tainted puppet? Is Dolores already in The Maze, or is she...

Nov 21, 2016

Forget theories, Westworld Episode 8 brought us an armored train of explosive facts. In this quick Instacast, we set aside the hypotheticals and focus on what fans know after viewing "Trace Decay."

Among the findings: Bernard has hurt others before, there's no hiding Theresa's death and Peter Abernathy looks like the...