Mar 30, 2020
If your main question after Season 3, Episode 3, was "who's in those pearls?" you missed a lot of really good TV. Westworld's genre-switching was phenomenal; Tessa Thompson's portrayal of an other inside Charlotte Hale's shell was impeccable; and plausible glimpses of future tech were both astonishing and chilling.
Mar 27, 2020
Listener mail after "Westworld" Season 3, Episode 2 covers great minds like Lacan, Fromm, Faucault, Sartre, Barthe, Chomsky, and Rahobo.
Ashley and Gene compare brain boners. Big D finds a mispronunciation mate, and we celebrate the memory of a Shat listener who is no longer with us.
Longtime friend of the pod Thiago...
Mar 25, 2020
Shat on TV's coverage of Westworld Season 3, Episode 2: "The Winter Line" starts off intelligently with discussions of free will vs sentience, the nuance between hero and villain, and Ash's brilliant overview of Louis Althusser's views of subjection and the state.
Things take a turn as Dick Ebert unveils his latest...
Mar 23, 2020
Was "Westworld" Season 3, Episode 2 a thrilling mind-bender or a "Rick and Morty" ripoff? "The Winter Line" took as back to the park and some familiar faces, including ... Drogon?
Maeve dropped a math bomb; Big D got on the Aaron Paul Train; and Gene Lyons thinks he's smarter than everyone else.
In this instant...
Mar 21, 2020
Lister mail after the "Westworld" Season 3 Premiere covers Caleb's humanity, the toll of trauma on military veterans, the anime "Psycho Pass," livestock lessons in an "umm, actually," and sucking a butt.
Things get steamy as Ash's husband calls in; Gene bemoans his position as the podcast's scapegoat; and Big D rebuke's...