The Prestige TV Podcast

The Ringer

  • 57 minutes 39 seconds
    ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3, Part 1 and What’s Next After THAT Cliff-Hanger Ending

    Nora Princiotti and Kate Halliwell put on their best ballgowns and recap the first four episodes of ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3. They start by unpacking what is (and isn’t) working with the Netflix show’s new central couple, why Colin is a bit lacking as a leading man, and the complicated friends-turned-lovers dynamic between him and Penelope (4:02). Along the way, they discuss how the side plots are much more fleshed out this time around and highlight a few of the fun needle drops (Pitbull?!) so far (17:32). Later, they break down that spicy carriage scene before sharing some predictions and hopes for Part 2 (34:20).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Kate Halliwell

    Producer: Kai Grady

    Additional Production Support: Justin Sayles

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    21 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 46 minutes 59 seconds
    ‘The Sopranos’ Hall of Fame: “Long Term Parking” and the Most Shocking Character Deaths

    Van and Wos come together to revisit the iconic ‘Sopranos’ episode, “Long Term Parking.” They discuss the legacy of the episode, the impact ‘The Sopranos’ had on TV, and the most shocking character deaths in the series.

    Hosts: Wosny Lambre and Van Lathan

    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga

    Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles

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    17 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 46 minutes 7 seconds
    ‘Hacks’ Season 3 and Why It’s the Best Comedy on TV

    Joanna Robinson and Craig Horlbeck take center stage to roast each other and recap the first four episodes of ‘Hacks’ Season 3. They open by sharing their personal relationships with the Max comedy and discussing why it’s such a smart concept, before likening it to another iconic HBO show (4:18). Along the way, they reveal their favorite episode of the entire series (so far), and talk about what makes stand-up so difficult to capture on screen (11:14). Later, they compare and contrast “The Roast of Deborah Vance” to Netflix’s Tom Brady roast and look ahead at the remaining episodes of the season (30:36).


    Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Craig Horlbeck

    Producer: Kai Grady

    Additional Production Support: Justin Sayles

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    14 May 2024, 1:00 am
  • 51 minutes 32 seconds
    ‘Baby Reindeer’ Review

    Charles Holmes and Jodi Walker debate the merits of Netflix’s newest hit, 'Baby Reindeer,' in which a struggling comedian is made to deal with both a female stalker and his own dark past. They examine just how the show subverted viewer expectations, the way it leaned into (and away from) the true crime angle, and its brave portrayal of trauma.

    Hosts: Charles Holmes and Jodi Walker

    Producer: Devon Baroldi

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    2 May 2024, 11:15 pm
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    ‘Shogun’ Finale Interview Special

    Joanna is first joined by ‘Shogun’ cocreator Rachel Kondo and writer Caillin Puente to discuss writing the penultimate episode, Mariko’s fate, making Ochiba a more layered character than her book counterpart, why they decided to cut out the heir’s parentage as a plot point for the story, how Nagakado’s death came to fruition, and much more. Next, ‘Shogun’ writers Emily Yoshida and Maegan Houang talk to Jo about penning the script for the finale, the elderly Blackthorne sequences, what the final interaction between Toranaga and Yabushige says about the former, why the book’s ending was one of the toughest parts to adapt, and much more.


    Host: Joanna Robinson

    Guests: Rachel Kondo, Caillin Puente, Emily Yoshida, and Maegan Houang

    Producer: Kai Grady

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    24 April 2024, 11:20 am
  • 55 minutes 28 seconds
    ‘Shogun’ Finale Recap

    Jo and Rob return to break down the ‘Shogun’ finale. They discuss the surprising restraint throughout the final episode, their feelings about the show as a whole, and the revelation behind Toranaga’s true intentions. Along the way, they talk about the placement of Blackthorne’s seppuku moment and the beautiful subtlety of Ochiba’s poetry. Later, they unpack the ways in which the television adaptation surpassed the original work.


    Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Rob Mahoney

    Producer: Kai Grady

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    23 April 2024, 7:10 am
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
    ‘Shogun’ Episode 9 Recap

    Jo and Rob return to break down the ninth episode of ‘Shogun.’ They discuss Anna Sawai’s impressive performance, Mariko’s intense standoff at the castle gates, and how the show has been gradually building up to “Crimson Sky.” Along the way, they talk about Ochiba pulling the strings behind the scenes and her emotional interaction with Mariko. Later, they unpack the outcome of various main characters in the penultimate episode’s shocking final scene. 


    Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Rob Mahoney

    Producers: Kai Grady and Isaiah Blakely

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    16 April 2024, 8:10 pm
  • 58 minutes
    ‘Shogun’ Episode 8 Recap

    Jo and Rob return to break down the eighth episode of ‘Shogun.’ They discuss the grand introduction of Edo, the emotionally crushing tea room exchange between Mariko and Buntaro, and Blackthorne’s unexpected revulsion toward his men. Along the way, they talk about the thematic significance of loyalty throughout the episode. Later, they unpack Hiromatsu’s devastating sacrifice and the substantial consequences of his decision.


    Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Rob Mahoney

    Producer: Kai Grady

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    9 April 2024, 7:50 pm
  • 53 minutes 30 seconds
    ‘Shogun’ Episode 7 Recap

    Jo and Rob return to break down the seventh episode of ‘Shogun.’ They discuss the aftermath of Saeki’s betrayal, how Nagakado’s fate is a major departure from the book, and the many question marks surrounding Toranaga’s plan (or lack thereof). Along the way, they talk about the increasingly complicated dynamic between Mariko and Buntaro. Later, they consider whether or not “Crimson Sky” is just one big misdirection.


    Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Rob Mahoney

    Producer: Kai Grady

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    2 April 2024, 10:40 pm
  • 1 hour 37 minutes
    ‘Shogun’ Episode 6 Recap With Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo

    Jo and Rob return to break down the sixth episode of ‘Shogun.’ They discuss the effective use of flashbacks in this episode, the theatrics behind Toranaga’s political maneuvering, and how the show deftly deploys violence. Along the way, they talk about the growing jealousy that revolves around Blackthorne. Later, they’re joined by ‘Shogun’ series cocreators Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo to talk about making sure the humor from the novel translated from the page to the screen, the power of Fuji’s reaction shots, why Toranaga was the perfect role for Hiroyuki Sanada to play, and much more.


    Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Rob Mahoney

    Guests: Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo

    Producer: Kai Grady

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    26 March 2024, 7:40 pm
  • 1 hour 46 minutes
    Did These ’80s Classics Stick the Landing?

    Andy Greenwald is joined by Tim Simons and Matt Walsh to discuss a handful of series finales from shows that represent the weird era of ’80s television including ‘St. Elsewhere,’ ‘Newhart,’ ‘ALF,’ ‘Sledge Hammer!,’ ‘Dallas,’ and ‘Dinosaurs.’ They start by talking about their first experiences with finales, how the final episodes of this decade’s shows seemed to both be in conversation and in competition with one another, and the reasons why TV was much more playful during this time (5:07). Along the way, they go through each ending and unpack everything, from the shocking reveal at the end of ‘St. Elsewhere’ to the monolithic nature of ‘Dallas’ to the surprisingly dark messaging in the last scene of ‘Dinosaurs,’ and so much more (13:32). Finally, they answer the titular question: Did it stick the landing? (99:55).


    Host: Andy Greenwald

    Guest: Tim Simons and Matt Walsh

    Producers: Kaya McMullen and Kai Grady

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Giancarlo Vulcano

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    20 March 2024, 10:00 am
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