Trial by Content

The Ringer

  • 1 hour 28 minutes
    'House of the Dragon' Season 2 Preview

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna look ahead to Season 2 of ‘House of the Dragon.’ They start with a quick recap of Season 1 (12:19). Then, they answer some listener questions (14:29) before talking about this week’s poll: Who will fill the emotional void left by Paddy Considine as Viserys (53:46)? Later, they head into the Storm, where they discuss—in book-spoiling detail—what could be coming in the first few episodes of the season (1:02:48).

    Be sure to vote in this week’s poll! Who will deliver the Paddy Considine-level performance in Season 2?? You can vote for the winner at TheRinger.com, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you'll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced next week! Also, send your ‘House of the Dragon’ questions to [email protected].

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller

    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

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    13 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 25 minutes
    The Queerest Straight Movie

    This week, Dave and Joanna are joined by author and podcaster Kristin Russo to debate the queerest straight movie! They start by defining what they mean by “queerest straight movie” (7:54) before getting into pretrial awards and dismissals (12:51). Then, they reveal each of their top three choices and listen to some of your picks to figure out which four should make it to the final poll (35:20).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is queerest straight movie? You can vote for the winner at ⁠TheRinger.com⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced on the next episode!

    You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠[email protected]⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future ‘Trial by Content’ topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!

    For a list of all the movies discussed on this week’s episode and a preview of what is to come on ‘Trial by Content,’ head on over to ⁠Letterboxd.com/TrialByContent⁠ and follow us there!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales and Joanna Robinson

    Guest: Kristin Russo

    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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    6 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 2 minutes
    The Worst TV Series Finale—Live!

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna are live from the ATX TV Festival and they debating the worst TV series finale! They start by reading bad reviews of good finales (7:08). Then, they go through pretrial awards and dismissals (13:22) before revealing their picks for the worst TV series finale (28:58). Later, they hear a few suggestions from the audience and pick one to be added to the final poll (44:00).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the worst TV series finale? You can vote for the winner at ⁠TheRinger.com⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced on the next episode!

    You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠[email protected]⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future ‘Trial by Content’ topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!

    For a list of all the TV shows discussed on this week’s episode and a preview of what is to come on ‘Trial by Content,’ head on over to ⁠Letterboxd.com/TrialByContent⁠ and follow us there!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller

    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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    31 May 2024, 2:49 pm
  • 1 hour 34 minutes
    The Movie or Show That Will Win Summer 2024

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna are debating what movie or show will win the summer! But first, Dave and Joanna give their thoughts on ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,’ and how it stacks up against the rest of the franchise (08:30). Then, they go into some pre-summer superlatives (19:49), before they reveal their picks for biggest hit of the summer and listen to some of your picks to figure out which four should make it to the final poll (57:18).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! Which movie or TV show will win the summer? You can vote for the winner at ⁠⁠⁠⁠TheRinger.com⁠⁠⁠⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced on the next episode!

    You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠⁠[email protected]⁠⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future ‘Trial by Content’ topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!

    For a list of all the movies discussed on this week’s episode and a preview of what's to come on ‘Trial by Content,’ head on over to ⁠⁠Letterboxd.com/TrialByContent⁠⁠⁠⁠ and follow us there!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller

    Producers: Carlos Chiriboga and Eduardo Ocampo

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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    23 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 33 minutes
    The Worst 'Star Wars' Movie

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna are debating the worst 'Star Wars' movie! They start by discussing what makes a good 'Star Wars' movie and how different generations receive them (7:48) Later, they get into pretrial awards and dismissals (19:21), reveal each of their top two picks for the worst 'Star Wars' movie, and listen to some of your picks to figure out which four should make it to the final poll (29:19).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is worst 'Star Wars' movie? You can vote for the winner at ⁠TheRinger.com⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced on the next episode!

    You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠[email protected]⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future ‘Trial by Content’ topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!

    For a list of all the movies discussed on this week’s episode and a preview of what is to come on ‘Trial by Content,’ head on over to ⁠Letterboxd.com/TrialByContent⁠ and follow us there!


    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller

    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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    16 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 27 minutes
    The Best Member of the X-Men

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna are debating who’s the best member of the X-Men! But first, they discuss the importance of the original ‘X-Men’ animated series and why ‘X-Men '97’ is so successful, their favorite live-action film, and their dream cast for the upcoming MCU iteration of the team (07:08). Then, they discuss some pretrial awards and dismissals (42:44), before revealing their top three picks and hearing some of your picks to figure out which four should make it to the final poll (46:34).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! Who is the best member of the X-Men? You can vote for the winner at ⁠⁠⁠⁠TheRinger.com⁠⁠⁠⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced on the next episode!

    You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠⁠[email protected]⁠⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future ‘Trial by Content’ topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!

    For a list of all the movies discussed on this week’s episode and a preview of what's to come on ‘Trial by Content,’ head on over to ⁠⁠Letterboxd.com/TrialByContent⁠⁠⁠⁠ and follow us there!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller

    Producers: Carlos Chiriboga and Eduardo Ocampo

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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    9 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 18 minutes
    Trial Royale: Best Baseball Movie, Round 3—Final Round

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna wrap up their Baseball Trial Royale!

    They start with another round of baseball trivia for Joanna (9:27). Then, they give out some final awards and talk about all of the movies they missed so far (23:17). Later, they discuss the two movies that were automatically placed in the finals and which one of the final four they think will be the all-time winner (1:01:36).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best baseball movie? You can vote for the winner at ⁠⁠⁠⁠TheRinger.com⁠⁠⁠⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced on the next episode!

    You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠[email protected]⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future ‘Trial by Content’ topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!

    For a list of all the movies discussed on this week’s episode and a preview of what's to come on ‘Trial by Content,’ head on over to ⁠⁠Letterboxd.com/TrialByContent⁠⁠⁠⁠ and follow us there!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller

    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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    2 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 53 minutes
    Trial Royale: Best Baseball Movie, Round 2—Minor Leagues

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna are joined by Ben Lindbergh to continue their Baseball Trial Royale! Now it’s time for the Minor League division!

    They start by discussing why baseball movies work so well (6:11). Then, they play a little trivia game (16:39), and go through some pretrial awards and dismissals (38:46). Finally, they reveal the movies that will be represented in the second-round poll and debate which one should move on to the final round (56:25).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best Minor League baseball movie? You can vote for the winner at ⁠⁠⁠⁠TheRinger.com⁠⁠⁠⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced on the next episode!

    You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠[email protected]⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future ‘Trial by Content’ topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!

    For a list of all the movies discussed on this week’s episode and a preview of what's to come on ‘Trial by Content,’ head on over to ⁠⁠Letterboxd.com/TrialByContent⁠⁠⁠⁠ and follow us there!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller

    Guest: Ben Lindbergh

    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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    25 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 29 minutes
    Trial Royale: Best Baseball Movie, Round 1—Major Leagues

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna are back for another Trial Royale! In this multi-week series, they’ll be debating the best baseball movie. They begin with the Major League division!

    They start by discussing what makes a good baseball movie (6:00). Then, they play a little trivia game (19:58) and go through some pretrial awards and dismissals (32:01). Finally, they reveal the movies that will be represented in the first-round poll and debate which one should move on to the final round (47:29).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best Major League baseball movie? You can vote for the winner at ⁠⁠⁠⁠TheRinger.com⁠⁠⁠⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced on the next episode!

    You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠[email protected]⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future ‘Trial by Content’ topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!

    For a list of all the movies discussed on this week’s episode and a preview of what is to come on ‘Trial by Content,’ head on over to ⁠⁠Letterboxd.com/TrialByContent⁠⁠⁠⁠ and follow us there!


    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller

    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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    18 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 8 minutes
    Trial Royale: Best Spielberg Movie, Round 3—Final Round

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna wrap up their Steven Spielberg Trial Royale! But before they dive once more into the many great Spielberg movies, they discuss some of his worst (8:43). Then, they give out some “Stevesies Awards” as they celebrate all things Spielberg (17:30). Later, they discuss what movie they think will win the final round of the Spielberg Trial Royale (58:55).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is Steven Spielberg’s best movie? You can vote for the winner at ⁠⁠⁠⁠TheRinger.com⁠⁠⁠⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced on the next episode!

    You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠[email protected]⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future ‘Trial by Content’ topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!

    For a list of all the movies discussed on this week’s episode and a preview of what is to come on ‘Trial by Content,’ head on over to ⁠⁠Letterboxd.com/TrialByContent⁠⁠⁠⁠ and follow us there!

    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller

    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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    11 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 28 minutes
    Trial Royale: Best Spielberg Movie, Round 2—Non-Sci-Fi Division

    This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna continue their Steven Spielberg Trial Royale. This time, it’s the Non-Sci-Fi Division! They start by discussing Spielberg’s dramas and the major themes he tends to focus on (8:17). Then, they go through some pretrial awards and dismissals (31:04). Finally, they reveal the movies that will be represented in the Non-Sci-Fi Division and debate which two should move on to the final round (43:41).

    Now it’s up to you to decide! What is Steven Spielberg’s best non-sci-fi movie? You can vote for the winner at ⁠⁠⁠⁠TheRinger.com⁠⁠⁠⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find ‘Trial by Content.’ The winner will be announced on the next episode!

    You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠[email protected]⁠. You can also submit suggestions for future ‘Trial by Content’ topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!

    For a list of all the movies discussed on this week’s episode and a preview of what is to come on ‘Trial by Content,’ head on over to ⁠⁠Letterboxd.com/TrialByContent⁠⁠⁠⁠ and follow us there!


    Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller

    Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga

    Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal

    Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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    5 April 2024, 2:05 am
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