Talking TV With Ryan and Ryan (general)

Mo and Ryan are back to discuss wide-ranging topics, most of which revolve around why "The LEGO Movie" explains the type of TV we love. For those of you that listen in the car with kids, we have a few semi-questionable words in this one. Nothing too bad though.

0:00 - 9:18: Call The Midwife

9:18 - 16:06: Surviving Jack

16:06 - 26:06: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

26:06 - End: The Good Wife

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm EST
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Ryan is joined by Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson to discuss the product of the most successful film Kickstarter of all time, and what it means for the the future of entertainment. Strap in, kids: They have thoughts.

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Direct download: vmmovie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are back to discuss wide-ranging topics, most of which revolve around why "The LEGO Movie" explains the type of TV we love. For those of you that listen in the car with kids, we have a few semi-questionable words in this one. Nothing too bad though.

0:00 - 20:01: Resurrection, Believe, Crisis

20:01 - 35:41: The state of HBO comedy

35:41 - 53:07: Scandal

53:07 - End: Enlisted

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:49pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are here with another episode. After a few quick hits about upcoming premieres, they delve deeply into why discussions of the current HBO drama "True Detective" obscures a more alarming fact about prestige dramas in general.

0:00 - 15:54: Quick hits on "Suits," "Sirens," and "Bates Motel"

15:54 - End: Prestige dramas are a flat circle

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Direct download: creatordiversity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm EST
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Mo and Ryan are back to discuss some post-Olympics premieres.

0:00 - 13:33: Mixology

13:33 - 29:41: About A Boy/Growing Up Fisher

29:41 - 46:52: The Americans

46:52 - End: Hannibal

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm EST
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Comic-Con is here, so here's something a little different for you: An hourlong talk with the creative team behind Marvel's "Hawkeye" comic book.  

In this podcast, writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja talk about the collaborative process behind one of the most acclaimed comics around, discuss what Clint Barton has been through and what's ahead for him and Kate, and talk about how the lack of expectations surrounding "Hawkeye" allowed them to take a lot of chances. 

And of course we talk about Pizza Dog! 

Even if you don't read comics much, this is one that I think you may enjoy. In the podcast, we don't get into specifics about plot points that have transpired in the comic until about the halfway point of the podcast, so if you just want to hear some general discussion, listen up to around minute 28. After that, we talk about what's next for Clint and Kate and the pooch, among other topics, and if you're a fan of "Hawkeye," you'll get some advance scoop on what's to come for the greatest sharpshooter known to man. 

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Direct download: Hawkeye_edit_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm EST
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Mo Ryan welcomes special guest Alan Sepinwall, TV critic for Hitfix, to the podcast for an hourlong chat, which was recorded on Saturday, June 8 (hence we don't discuss the season finale of "Game of Thrones" or the June 9 episode of "Mad Men"). Here's the breakdown of this hybrid edition of Talking TV With Firewall and Moberg: 

00:00 - 11:21: Discussion of the new edition of Alan's book, "The Revolution Was Televised" (which Ryan McGee, Mo and Alan also discussed in this podcast from last fall)

11:22 - 26:18 Mad Men 

26:19 - 37:01 Orphan Black and the rise of smart, genre/"B-movie" television 

37:02 - 42:00 Game of Thrones

42:01- 52:45 Arrested Development

52:46 - end: Final bonus question (hint: our mutual admiration of Patton Oswalt figures into this question).

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Direct download: sepinwall_june_2103_podcast_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49am EST
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