Talking TV With Ryan and Ryan

Mo and Ryan are back with their second podcast in as many days. This one features a sample of shows that made their respective "Best Of" lists for the year, in alphabetical order.

0:00 - 7:45: Bob's Burgers

7:45 - 13:04: Borgen

13:04 - 18:06: Broadchurch

18:06 - 27:42: Game Of Thrones

27:42 - 32:44: Justified

32:44 - 40:29: Mad Men

40:29 - 48:20: Orphan Black

48:20 - End: Scandal

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Direct download: bestof2013.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:13pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are back with their first of several podcasts this week.

0:00 - 30:07: Homeland

30:07 - End: Masters Of Sex

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Direct download: showtimefinales.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are back with the "Ichapod": our now-weekly take on "Sleepy Hollow". We have two segments in this initial installment.

0:00 - 27:39: Mo and Ryan talk about the latest episode, "The Golem"

27:39 - End: Mo interviews showrunner Mark Goffman about "The Golem," the characters, events so far and what's to come (don't worry, there's nothing too spoilery -- just some hints about what might transpire when the show returns in January). 

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Direct download: ichapod1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:14pm EST
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Mo spoke with Ronald D. Moore, executive producer of Syfy's "Battlestar Galactica," on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the show's debut. We talked about the legacy of the show, the reaction to its finale, the difficulty of finales in general (he had some advice for Damon Lindelof of "Lost"), how the TV landscape is changing, what TV networks are still afraid of and what kinds of fare they're looking for, and the difficulty of telling TV stories with religious and political themes. We also discussed "Helix," a new Syfy thriller he's involved in, and his other new project, an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" for Starz.

Hope you enjoy this far-ranging discussion of the current state of TV and the impact "Battlestar Galactica" had on this galaxy (among others). By the way, if you're feeling nostalgic for all things Adama and Roslin, Mo covered "BSG" in depth while it was on the air. A lot of her coverage of the show can be found here (keep clicking "Next" at the bottom of the page to find older stories).

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Direct download: ron_moore_2013.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:28pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are back with a nearly hour-long catch-up on five Fall shows.

0:00 - 13:21: Almost Human

13:21 - 23:15: How I Met Your Mother

21:35 - 33:28: Brookln 99

33:28 - 44:28: New Girl

44:28 - End: Trophy Wife

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Direct download: fallcatchup1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:39pm EST
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Hi, it's Mo here with a Thangsgiving special for you. Almost exactly 20 years ago, Nickelodeon debuted a show that has gone on to lodge itself deeply in the hearts and minds of its fans. "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" was the story of two brothers -- both sporting red hair, both named Pete Wrigley -- and their slightly odd but lovable collection of friends, enemies, parents, teachers and neighbors. Rounding out the cast was, of course, Artie, the Strongest Man in the World. 

In this half-hour chat, creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi discuss the ideas behind the show, the reasons for the fervor of the fanbase and the reasons they've returned to Nickelodeon with a new(ish) project, "Sanjay and Craig." Enjoy, my little Vikings: I certainly had a wonderful time talking to these guys, and not just because they said I could play Female Older Pete if a movie spinoff ever got off the ground. 

By the way, for proof that my love of "Pete & Pete" runs deep, check this out. It's a "Pete & Pete" interview I did with McRobb and Viscardi in the mid-'90s. 

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Direct download: Pete__Pete_podcast.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:59pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are back with a 45-minute freewheeling discussion about "Almost Human," "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD," "Sleepy Hollow," and "Arrow." Two of these shows are doing very good things right now. Two are not.

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Direct download: almostagentsofsleepyarrows.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:44pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are back with a look at one great show and a broad look at the critical industry as a whole.

0:00 - 20:35: The Returned

20:35 - End: The curatorial aspects of criticism

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Direct download: returned.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:41pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are back after a short hiatus with tons of TV talk

0:00 - 12:40: Looking back at "The Bridge"

12:40 - 34:24: Sleepy Hollow vs Agents of SHIELD

34:24 - End: What Are The Ryans Watching These Days?

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Direct download: sleepy2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:11pm EST
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Mo and Ryan return, and wrestle with the "Breaking Bad" finale for the full fifty-minute running time.

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Direct download: breakingfinale.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:12pm EST
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