Mini-episode: Louis Herthum aka Peter Abernathy Preview

Louis Herthum, otherwise known as Peter Abernathy, provided one of the biggest highlights of season one. His performance at the end of the pilot episode was the moment we knew Westworld was going to be a special show. Here’s a preview of the full-length interview coming next week.

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Jonathan Nolan Leaks Season 2 Premiere Title: ‘Journey Into Night’

A couple days ago, Redditor Brew_Swillis (great username) published a post titled "Can we end the endless maze image posts? It was mostly met with comments such as “welcome to the off season.” However, there was one comment from Jonathan Nolan—THE Jonathan Nolan.

It read simply “nope” along with a link to an image. As you can see below, it looks like the script for the season two premiere. And the title appears to be “Journey Into Night,” which you may remember as Ford’s final narrative in the season one finale. So if you’re keeping track, the show runner behind Westworld casually dropped the title of the season two premiere in a Reddit discussion thread. How cool is that?

Interview with Ptolemy Slocum aka Sylvester (Ep. 42)

Here is our full interview with Ptolemy Slocum (aka Sylvester). We discuss his improv background (2:20), how he ended up on Westworld and his amazing costume (9:16), his thought process behind the character of Sylvester (14:45), his off-screen friendship with Leonardo Nam (aka Felix) (23:11), what it was like being on the set (27:32), the prevalence of nudity (32:45), working with Thandie Newton (35:19), working with Billy Crystal in the City Slickers parody (39:43), a fun behind-the-scenes story (43:39), where he sees his character going in season 2 (46:56), and what it’s like watching as a fan (51:20).

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Shannon Woodward aka Elsie Hughes is Doing Motion-Capture Acting for ‘The Last of Us Part II’

At the podcast, we are big fans of Shannon Woodward and we are also big fans of video games. Today the actress tweeted along this picture with Neil Druckman, creative director and writer of The Last of Us and Uncharted 4. We were already excited for the sequel to one of the greatest video games of all-time. Now that some Westworld talent has been injected into it? Forget it. We're over the moon.

A huge congratulations goes out to Woodward for landing this role. We’re sure she’ll be amazing in it.

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.

Artwork by Mark S Waterhouse from The Noun Project


Mini-episode: The Religion of ‘Westworld’ Preview

Happy New Year, everyone! Today marks the first episode of our offseason. For all of 2017, we'll be having full-length episodes every other Wednesday.

On odd weeks, you'll get a mini-episode giving a preview of the following week. This week, get a preview of our discussion about all of the religious symbolism present in Westworld.

Also, an exciting announcement: the podcast is now on SoundCloud!

Artwork by Mark S Waterhouse from The Noun Project


10 Player Piano Covers We Hope to Hear in Season 2 (Ep. 31)

The piano player covers were such a big part of the first season of Westworld. Craig and Heather couldn’t wait until 2018 to hear the next group of songs to be covered in season two. So they got the help of the musician behind our podcast theme music to help compose a hypothetical season two soundtrack. Alex Thompson joins Craig and Heather to play 10 amazing songs from all different genres in the piano player style. You'll hear piano player versions of: Into the West (6:39), Hurt (10:34), Rolling in the Deep (17:51), Jolene (21:07), Chandelier (25:11), Time in a Bottle (29:54), Mad World (34:23), Idioteque (38:14), Send in the Clowns (43:27), and I Say a Little Prayer (48:52).

And Craig, Heather, and Alex discuss each one and how they might fit into the show.

Artwork by Oliviu Stoian from The Noun Project

Alex Thompson’s Bandcamp Page


Mini-episode: Player Piano Covers Preview

This is the most exciting thing to happen since the finale of Westworld! Craig and Heather share a project that has been in the works for quite some time. We got the creator of our honky tonk theme music to help us imagine what the music might be like in season 2. Here’s a preview of what’s to come.

Artwork by Raz Cohen from The Noun Project


Mini-episode: ‘Westworld’ Season One in Retrospect Preview

Craig had trouble coming to grips with the end of the season. Luckily Jake and Brian were there to help him along. The entire team behind Westworld The Podcast is going to reflect on the first season of Westworld. Here’s a taste of what you’ll be getting this Wednesday.

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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 Bicameral Mind’ S1E10 Deep Dive Part I (Ep. 28)

Craig, Jake, and Brian dive deep into episode 10 and the season one finale of Westworld, “The Bicameral Mind.” In part one of a two-part series, they discuss Maeve’s escape, the value of Hector and Armistice as sidekicks, Felix’s redemption, Delos security, and the possibility of other parks.

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‘The Bicameral Mind’ S1E10 Quick Review (Ep. 26)

We watched the finale and it was amazing! Craig, Heather, and Jonathan talk about a few of their favorite moments from episode ten of Westworld, “The Bicameral Mind.” They discuss Jonathan’s crazy theory (1:24), Maeve’s secret code (2:28), Samuraiworld? (6:59), Dolores 1.0 (9:59), and Felix questioning his reality (16:14).

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‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ S1E9 Deep Dive (Ep. 25)

Craig Carter and Brian Sutorious dive deep into the ninth and penultimate episode of Westworld, “The Well-Tempered Clavier.” They discuss Stubbs’ run-in with the Ghost Nation (4:02), Maeve’s journey to hell and back (9:59), The Man in Black inching ever so close to the end of the maze (20:38), William, Logan, and Dolores partying Confederado style (38:26), Bernard’s journey of self-discovery (55:19), and Dolores and Arnold finding each other (1:07:16). Also stay tuned after the ending theme music for our theory of the week section (1:32:01).

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