Season two was rich with religious symbolism and commentary. Scholar of religion Andrew Aghapour joins us to discuss Dolores and Bernard as prophets (5:29), free will and choice (12:03), James Delos and resurrection (18:33), Akecheta and the Ghost Nation (27:39), the concept of multiple worlds (33:34), and looking forward to season three (41:19).
Louis Herthum plays our favorite glitching host Peter Abernathy. We discuss his thoughts on season two and the finale (2:26), his role as a major plot point (12:36), what goes into the part (15:07), how he was bolted to the chair (25:00), his chemistry with Evan Rachel Wood (29:59), the possibility of him in season three (36:25), his favorite moment as a viewer (41:22), and more!
Craig Carter and Meredith Fowler take a moment to review the incredible season two of Westworld. They discuss the Teddy and Stubbs twists (2:22), themes of privacy and choice (5:31), lingering questions (11:28), podcast milestones (15:15), our favorite blooper (20:04), the music (25:38), things we didn’t like (31:52), and our favorite moments (42:07).
There was so much to talk about in “The Passenger,” we had to break up our deep dive into two parts. Craig Carter and Brian Sutorious have a few more notes about the Man in Black (1:41) before discussing Jeffrey Wright’s AMA (7:27), Bernard and Dolores’ journey to the Forge (12:32), and the creation of Charlores and the season’s resolution (59:12).
The finale of season two left us overjoyed and a little confused. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Craig Carter and Brian Sutorious dive deep in to “The Passenger.” General discussion (1:00), Maeve’s journey to save her daughter (9:56) and the Man in Black’s journey to his own personal hell (32:26).
Sweet, fancy Moses. That was one hell of a season finale. A ton of answers and a ton of questions. After talking about the episode in general (2:10), hosts Craig Carter and Jess Bowers discuss Maeve’s sacrifice (7:11), Dolores’ body switching (13:15), the Man in Black being... somewhere (24:01), and our favorite moments (31:37).
To help make sense of everything that’s happened in the almost two seasons of Westworld, Kim Renfro and Jenny Cheng of Insider have created a chronological breakdown of the major events of the show. Craig Carter and Jess Bowers go through the timeline and discuss the early days of the park (2:31) and the events after the “Reveries” update (20:25).
Well, that episode wrecked us emotionally. But we’re here for you. We’ll hold you gently until the pain goes away while we dive deep into “Vanishing Point.” Craig Carter and Brian Sutorious discuss some cool things from last week’s episode (2:12) before talking about Ford meddling with Bernard and Maeve (8:38), Dolores and Teddy’s tragic journey (38:37), and the Man in Black winning the father of the year award (53:49).
In a season of emotional episodes, this may very well have been the most emotional. “Vanishing Point” played with our heartstrings like the London Philharmonic. Craig Carter and Jess Bowers discuss the episode (3:20) before talking about their favorite moments (17:38).
Westworld surprised us again with an emotional and intense episode. Craig Carter and Jess Bowers dive deep into “Kiksuya.” After giving their general thoughts on the episode (1:35), they discuss Akecheta’s beginnings (6:50), his quest to find Kohana (17:52), sharing his knowledge with his people (59:10), and a fun theory or two (1:21:20).
This week Westworld took a fascinating turn focusing almost entirely on the Native American tribes present in the park. And it was breathtaking. Craig Carter and Meredith Fowler react to “Kiksuya,” one of the best episodes yet, before discussing their favorite moments (18:18).
Les écorchés literally translated means “the tormented.” That turned out to be very appropriate with all the torment we saw in the latest episode of Westworld. Craig Carter and Ashley Melzer give their general thoughts on “Les Écorchés” (1:24) before discussing the attack on the Mesa part I (24:42), the Man in Black and Maeve (43:08), and the attack on the Mesa part II (54:50).
This streak of fantastic Westworld episodes just keeps going! “Les Écorches” was magnifique! Craig Carter and Jess Bowers discuss the explosive episode (3:27) before talking about their favorite moments (16:51).
“Phase Space” promptly removed our minds from our skulls and put them in a dreamlike state. Craig and Jess discuss “Previously on Westworld” (2:29), the happenings of Delos (3:42), Dolores and Teddy on the crazy train (13:32), the Man in Black reconnecting with his daughter (27:58), Maeve slicing and dicing her way to freedom (48:09), and Bernard in the cradle (1:07:01).
Samurai and ninja and impalings, oh my! “Akane No Mai” was an incredible introduction to Shogunworld. Craig and Brian discuss the Delos cleanup crew (3:58), Dolores and Teddy’s heartbreaking journey back to Sweetwater (11:42), and Maeve and company’s journey through feudal Japan (35:43).
Shogun World was everything we’d hoped it would be and more. While we’re all recovering from that incredible episode, Craig and Jess discuss the beautiful and brutal ‘Akane No Mai’ (3:23) before talking about their favorite moments (24:48).
We’re still recovering from what might be the best episode yet (we feel like we’re saying that a lot these days). After a brief discussion about the episode in general, Craig and Meredith discuss Delos’ disturbing experiment (8:28), the Man in Black on the path to glory (36:29), and Bernard and Elsie’s horrific adventure (1:04:55).