The Religion of ‘Westworld’ (Ep. 32)

Scholar of religious studies Andrew Aghapour joins the podcast to talk about the religious symbolism present throughout the first season of Westworld. Craig and Andrew discuss the bicameral mind (3:48), Ford, Nietzsche, and the death of God (15:08), Dolores and Maeve as prophets (38:15), and what we may learn about the religion of the Hosts and the world outside of the park in season two.

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‘The Bicameral Mind’ S1E10 Deep Dive Part II (Ep. 29)

Craig, Jake, and Brian wrap up their discussion of episode 10 of Westworld, “The Bicameral Mind.” In part two of our two-part series on the season finale, they discuss Dolores’ journey to find herself, William becoming The Man in Black, Ford’s master plan, and much more.

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‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ Quick Review (Ep. 24)

Craig and Jake have a quick review about episode nine of Westworld, “The Well-Tempered Clavier.” They begin with a general discussion of the episode and the huge reveal and then talk about their favorite moments: Maeve’s puppeteering skills (7:02) and the photo of Logan’s sister (12:52).

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‘Trace Decay’ S1E8 Deep Dive (Ep. 23)

Craig and Heather dive deep into the eighth episode of Westworld, “Trace Decay.” They discuss Ford’s continued machinations and their wide-reaching effects (3:27), Dolores traveling through time (32:21), The Man in Black’s true nature (45:15), Maeve’s escape attempt (57:07), and the theory of the week (1:22:51).

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‘Trompe L’oeil’ S1E7 Deep Dive (Ep. 21)

Craig and Heather dive deep into episode seven of Westworld, “Trompe L’oeil.” They discuss William and Dolores’ journey into Ghost Nation (2:37), Maeve taking control of her destiny (24:58), and deception and betrayal in Delos (45:24).

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‘Trompe L’oeil’ S1E7 Quick Review (Ep. 20)

Craig, Heather, and Jake talk about their favorite parts of episode seven of Westworld, “Trompe L’oeil.” They discuss Theresa and Charlotte’s “demonstration” (3:37), the chase into Ghost Nation (7:35), and the twist we’ve all been waiting for (10:10).

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