• The Handmaid's Tale

The Televerse #295- Spotlight on The Handmaid’s Tale

April 29th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s another week of premieres and finales, with the glut of April programming bringing even more terrific TV to discuss. We kick things off with comedy and reality, including the premieres of Great News and Silicon Valley, the finale of The Detour, the return of Jane the Virgin, and more. Then we move over to drama and genre, with the finale of Feud: Bette and Joan, the much-anticipated Adventure Time: Elements, and the returns of Supergirl and The Flash, among others. Lastly, we dive deep with the gripping and powerfully relevant premiere episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, which despite tremendous early buzz, manages to somehow exceed expectations.

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The Televerse #294- Girls with Caroline Siede

April 22nd, 2017|1 Comment

The April onslaught continues, with another handful of premieres and finales giving Noel and Kate lots of TV to discuss. We kick things off with the comedies, including season one of Girlboss, the premiere of Veep, the finale of Girls, and much more. Next up are the genre offerings, including the premieres of Doctor Who and Class, and some reality talk, with a catchup on The Amazing Race and another lackluster RuPaul’s Drag Race. Then we round out our week with the dramas, including the premieres of The Leftovers and Fargo, the finale of The Good Fight, and more. Afterward, The A.V. Club’s Caroline Siede returns to the DVD Shelf to help Kate reminisce on Girls, its legacy, and how it shaped, and was shaped by, the way we discuss television.

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The Televerse #293- Season Spotlight on 13 Reasons Why

April 15th, 2017|1 Comment

April TV is ramping up, and Noel and Kate have (most of) it covered. After a Mon-El-themed opening discussion, we start off Our Week in TV with the comedy and genre offerings, including a preview of the upcoming Veep season premiere and looks at the Angie Tribeca premiere, the triumphant return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and lighter episodes of Samurai Jack and iZombie. Next we talk drama and reality, including a preview of Hulu’s upcoming The Handmaid’s Tale, the mega-sized American Experience: The Great War, a princess-themed RuPaul’s Drag Race, memory-fueled The Good Fight, transitional American Crime, and a thrilling Harriet Tubman spotlight episode of Underground, “Minty.” Afterward, the season spotlight is back, as we dive in with Netflix’s hopefully one-season wonder, 13 Reasons Why.

  • Murder, She Wrote

The Televerse #292- Murder, She Wrote with Charlotte Howell

April 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The DVD Shelf makes its triumphant return this week on The Televerse, with Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Television Studies Charlotte Howell of Boston University joining Kate and Noel to dive deep with the delicious comfort food that is Murder, She Wrote. Before that, though, we have a full week in TV to discuss. We kick things off with the comedies, including the premiere of IFC’s Brockmire, the season premiere of Archer: Dreamland, and entertaining new installments of Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless. After sharing our thoughts on a cheer-tastic RuPaul’s Drag Race, we move on to the week’s genre offerings, including the premieres of Dimension 404, Rick and Morty, and iZombie, and the finale of Legends of Tomorrow. Then we round out the week with the drama offerings, including the return of Prison Break, the much-anticipated Oscars episode of Feud: Bette and Joan, another Cato-centered Underground, an intense American Crime, and a divisive The Good Fight.

  • Murder She Baked

The Televerse #291- 30 Day TV Challenge

April 1st, 2017|2 Comments

It’s another marathon episode of The Televerse, with recent TV talk galore, as well as some more TV quiz fun. First up, Noel and Kate break down a full week in TV, starting with the comedies, including the finale of Review, more Grace and Frankie season three, the premiere of Imaginary Mary, an Elijah-centric Girls, and the tortuous (to at least one of the hosts) Murder She Baked. Next up are the genre offerings, including a final look at Iron Fist season one, another strong Samurai Jack, a roundup of The CW’s superhero series, and the suspicion-confirming Legion finale. Then we talk a little reality, with the premieres of RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Amazing Race and the conclusion of Planet Earth II, and we round out the week with a handful of dramas, including Netflix’s new 13 Reasons Why, the premiere of Rebel, a much-anticipated Cato-centric Underground, and another The Good Fight. Afterwards, we knuckle down, timers in hand, to tackle the 30 Day TV Challenge in 30 minutes, with varying levels of success.

  • ACCA

The Televerse #290- 2017 TV Resolution Check-in #1: ACCA, Seiren, Interviews with Monster Girls, The Katering Show

March 25th, 2017|1 Comment

March is coming to a close, which means we’re well overdue a check-in on our 2017 TV resolutions. This week, Noel and Kate report on how we’ve been doing with their goals to watch more anime and explore YouTube web series. First, however, we spend some quality time with our week in TV, starting with the genre offerings. Noel looks at the premiere of Into the Badlands, Noel and Kate gush over another beautiful Samurai Jack, we dive deep with the Supergirl/The Flash musical cross-over, and we agree to disagree on Legion. Next up are the comedies and dramas, including the return of Grace and Frankie, a crushing Superstore, a romantic Jane the Virgin, powerful episodes of The Americans and Underground, more soapy fun with Greenleaf, and a disappointingly pat The Good Fight.

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The Televerse #289- ClexaCon 2017 Allies in the Media panel with Dr. Elizabeth Bridges and Bridget Liszewski

March 18th, 2017|1 Comment

It’s our final week of ClexaCon talk, here at The Televerse. After a lengthy look at the week in TV, we round out the podcast with audio from ClexaCon 2017’s It Takes a Village: Allies in the Media panel, moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Bridges and featuring Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies, along with Noel and Kate. A big thank you once again to ClexaCon for inviting us to speak, and to attendee Kate of TVWriter.com, who recorded the audio from the panel and provided it to us. Before we get to the panel, however, Noel and Kate talk through our very full week of viewing. First up are the comedies, including the premieres of Trial & Error and Review, a rare misfire from black-ish, and solid entries from The Detour, Fresh Off the Boat, and Speechless. Next is reality, with looks at this week’s much-discussed Trump taxes episode of The Rachel Maddow Show and series four of The Great British Bake Off, newly added to Netflix. For genre, the premieres of Samurai Jack and Iron Fist leave us with very different tastes in our mouths, and we’re similarly mixed on Steven Universe, The Flash, and Legion, and last up are the dramas, including the premieres of Greenleaf and American Crime, the Elementary Kitty two-parter, and new installments of Feud: Bette and Joan and The Good Fight.

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The Televerse #288- Reflections on ClexaCon 2017 with Mo Ryan

March 11th, 2017|1 Comment

A year after our post-The 100 3x07 episode, Variety Chief TV Critic Maureen Ryan returns to the podcast to reflect on the past year in television, the lingering effects of the fan response to 3x07, and our experiences at ClexaCon 2017. Before this, however, Noel and Kate talk through some of the highlights in a full week in TV, including the premieres of Underground, Feud: Bette and Joan, and The Americans, the finales of Man Seeking Woman and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and fun and occasionally challenging episodes of Steven Universe, Legion, and The Good Fight. Afterward, we hear from a handful of ClexaCon attendees about their experiences at the convention, their highlights of the Con, and thoughts on how it can improve should it return in the future. A big thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Bridges (read her fuller response to ClexaCon here), Yuko, Kari, and Jessica for sharing your impressions of ClexaCon!

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The Televerse #287- Live! from ClexaCon

March 4th, 2017|0 Comments

At long last, we meet! More than 15 months into recording together once a week, every week, Noel and Kate record together live and in person, at ClexaCon! We round up our week of TV viewing, with plenty of genre, comedy, drama, and even reality talk, before taking advantage of being live and in person to have fun with some TV trivia, both as a team and podcaster-a-podcaster. Who will be victorious in our battle of the TV Theme songs? Post your thoughts on the week’s TV, and your record on our play-along trivia, in the comments below!

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The Televerse #286- Covering President Trump in Late Night

February 25th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s another short podcast this week, as a work commitment forces Kate to keep things (comparatively) concise. There’s still plenty of TV to discuss, however, and Noel and Kate kick things off with a quick check-in on the penultimate episode of Top Chef: South Carolina before diving in with the comedies. This week, that includes the season premiere of The Detour, fun episodes of Speechless, black-ish, Superstore, and Jane the Virgin. Next up are the drama and genre offerings, including a preview of next week’s event series When We Rise, the much-anticipated premiere of The Good Fight, an intense Steven Universe, Supergirl’s middling Valentine’s Day episode, and another dream and memory-focused Legion. Afterward, Noel and Kate briefly chat about how various late night shows are handling the Trump administration, which shows and hosts are best suited to covering President Trump, and which are currently falling flat.

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The Televerse #285- Spotlight on Carmilla

February 18th, 2017|1 Comment

With Noel under the weather, we keep things on the shorter side this week on the podcast. First we talk through a handful of our high¬―and low―lights of the week’s TV, including the Doubt premiere, a Lena-filled Supergirl, a Very Special Arrow, a potentially promising Legion, a mixed Superstore, and a time-jumped Jane the Virgin. Afterward, inspired by the upcoming ClexaCon, we head to the DVD Shelf and dive in with acclaimed Canadian web series Carmilla.

  • Jane the Virgin, Chapter Fifty-Four

The Televerse #284- Spotlight on Jane the Virgin, “Chapter Fifty-Four”

February 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Between season finales, premieres, previews, and a surprise shake-up on Jane the Virgin, it’s been a big week in TV. First up this episode, Noel and Kate talk comedy, looking at the premiere of Comedy Central’s Detroiters and some of ABC’s Valentine’s Day comedies before having an unusually contentious discussion of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s season two finale. Next up are the drama and genre offerings, with Noel previewing CBS All Access’ The Good Fight, Kate joining in on Noel’s skepticism over Legion, and both enjoying the role reversals on this week’s Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow. Afterward, it’s time to spotlight Jane the Virgin, which closed out Part Two with the lovely and emotional “Chapter Fifty-Four.” Spoilers abound, so wait to listen to the spotlight until you’re caught up. Chime in with your thoughts in the comments, and let us know who to look out for at ClexaCon!

  • Adventure Time Islands

The Televerse #283- Spotlight on Steven Universe and Adventure Time: Islands

February 4th, 2017|0 Comments

This week on the podcast, Steven Universe is back with another StevenBomb and Adventure Time takes a second stab at the miniseries format with Islands, so Noel and Kate resurrect the Spotlight, diving in with both animated series in lieu of the DVD Shelf. Before this, however, we talk comedy, including the premieres of Powerless and Santa Clarita Diet, Superstore, Jane the Virgin, the penultimate Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and an energizing Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, followed by a look at the genre and drama entries, including Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, and a refreshing change of pace from Elementary.

  • Mary Tyler Moore

The Televerse #282- Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

January 29th, 2017|0 Comments

We’re back closer to our regular format this week, though the loss of TV icon Mary Tyler Moore has prompted us to forego the DVD Shelf in favor of a discussion of some of her work and her legacy. First up, however, Noel and Kate dive in with the fantastic finale of The Good Place and intriguing finale of Sweet/Vicious, followed by some reality catchups and a few thoughts on Jane the Virgin and the pesky Santa Ana winds of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Afterward, we head over to the drama and genre offerings, including the premiere of Riverdale, the return of The CW’s superhero lineup, and a full week of Adventure Time. Rounding out the podcast this week is our aforementioned tribute to Mary Tyler Moore and her feminist trailblazing, precise and potent comedy chops, and infectiously warm spirit.

  • Yuri on Ice

The Televerse #281- 2017 TV Resolutions

January 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Kate spent much of this week getting ready to get her feminism on at the D.C. Woman’s March, so for this episode, we tried something a bit different: A manageable show list. First, Noel dives in with his recent reality viewing, Frontline and Terrace House. Afterward, we move on to the comedies, with Kate singing the praises of Billy on the Street, Noel breaking down Speechless and Fresh Off the Boat, and both giving their thoughts on a near-breakthrough Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we round out the podcast by talking through our final thoughts on our 2016 TV resolutions and deciding on what their resolutions for 2017 should be.

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The Televerse #280- 2017 Midseason Preview

January 14th, 2017|0 Comments

January is well underway and in TV, that means it’s premiere time once again. Noel and Kate turn their attentions back to weekly TV offerings and talk through a slew of comedies, including the fantastic new one Day at a Time, the premieres of The Mick, It’s Always Sunny…, and Man Seeking Woman, and fun installments of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Sweet/Vicious, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. We also dive in with a trio of recent socially-minded episodes from ABC’s comedy lineup: Fresh Off the Boat’s citizenship-centered “How to Be an American”, black-ish’s take on post-2016 election malaise, “Lemons”, and Speechless’ trope-busting “H-e-r-Hero”. After comedy, it’s time for genre, drama, and reality, including Netflix’s new A Series of Unfortunate Events, HBO’s Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds documentary Bright Lights, the return of Match Game, and more. Rounding out the podcast this week is our preview of TV premieres to look for in January, February, and March. With #PeakTV showing no sign of slowing down, there’s a lot to take in, so reach out and let us know which upcoming series you think we should check out.

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The Televerse #279- 2016 Best Of Smorgasborgy, Part 2

January 7th, 2017|1 Comment

It’s our final week celebrating 2016 TV, here at The Televerse. Noel and Kate continue to spotlight their favorite heroes and villains, most gut-busting and tear-jerking moments, and more with part two of the Smorgasborgy. This episode, we give out our awards for the year’s best characters, best sequences, most memorable moments, and most impressive seasons and otherwise notable series, as well as our grab bag of miscellaneous awards. Once again, please share your thoughts on the year’s TV, and your picks for our final round of categories, in the comments below, and come back next week for our 2017 midseason TV preview.

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The Televerse #278- 2016 Best Of Smorgasborgy, Part 1

December 31st, 2016|1 Comment

Noel and Kate continue their celebration of the best of TV in 2016 with The Televerse’s yearly Smorgasborgy, a Best Of bonanza covering every category we can think of (and a few we probably shouldn’t have). There is so much to discuss and celebrate this year, in fact, that for the first time, The Televerse will be presenting our Best Of Smorgasborgy over two weeks, starting with our awards for the best performances, production elements, writing, and music on TV in 2016. Post your thoughts on the year’s TV, and your picks for any or all of our categories, in the comments below, and come back next week for our favorite characters, sequences, moments, seasons, and more!

  • Steven Universe (Summer of Steven)

The Televerse #277- Top 20 TV Series of 2016

December 25th, 2016|2 Comments

As 2016 winds down (and not a moment too soon), the List-ening begins! This episode, Noel and Kate count down their Top 20 TV Series (or TV Movies) of 2016. While plenty of other aspects of life have let many of us down recently, there’s been a plethora of terrific TV, so join us as we celebrate the 30+ shows we most enjoyed this calendar year.

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The Televerse #276- Enlightened with Sean Colletti

December 17th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s our final regular episode of the year, and helping us send out 2016 in style is former cohost and friend of the show Sean Colletti, currently of TV Roundtable, who returns to the podcast to help us discuss HBO’s introspective and optimistic, and cancelled-too-soon, Enlightened. Before that, however, we talk through a rather truncated week in TV, including Noel’s roundup of the ABC comedies’ midseason finales, People of Earth, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a long-awaited turn for Shinwell on Elementary, and a lengthy discussion of the series finale, and final season in general, of Televerse favorite Rectify.

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The Televerse #275- 2016 Winter Midseason finales

December 10th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s been a difficult week in our personal lives, so we’re keeping the podcast simple this episode, focusing on our week in TV without a DVD Shelf or special segment. There’s still plenty of TV to discuss, however, as we catch up with finales from this week and last. First up is drama, with Kate giving her spoiler-free thoughts on the Pitch finale, followed by comedy, as Kate catches up with the Insecure finale and Noel and Kate talk through last week’s standout episode of black-ish and another fun Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we head over to reality, with Kate’s thoughts on Hairspray Live! and a baking and cooking showdown courtesy of the premieres of The Great American Baking Show and Top Chef. Last, we round out our week in TV are the genre offerings, the midseason finales of The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow.

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The Televerse #274- Enterprise with Caroline Siede

December 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

We’re still in our post-Thanksgiving food comas here at The Televerse (or we would be, if we weren’t both traveling). Fortunately, there’s plenty of interesting and entertaining TV this week to re-energize us as we recover from one holiday and prepare for the next. First up, Noel gives his thoughts on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Noel and Kate break down Bob’s Burgers’ latest holiday episode and the midseason finale of Jane the Virgin. After the comedies, it’s a miniscule week in drama, but the finale of Queen Sugar gives us plenty to discuss. Then we head over to genre, with Kate talking Steven Universe, Noel looking at the premiere of Incorporated, and both of us diving in with the big CW DC crossover, first Supergirl’s mostly standalone episode, and then the “Invasion!” on The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. Afterward, friend of the show Caroline Siede of The A.V. Club returns to help us round out our Star Trek DVD Shelf cycle with the final, and canonically first, series in the franchise, Enterprise.

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The Televerse #273- A Touch of Cloth with Simon Howell

November 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving, Televerse listeners! This week, Noel and Kate take it easy, with just a handful of TV episodes to discuss. First up, we look at the comedies, including the premiere of Search Party, the finale of You’re the Worst, and new episodes of Televerse staples Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Next up are the drama and genre offerings, including the much anticipated return (for its season finale) of Adventure Time, as well as Supergirl, The Flash, and Elementary. Afterward, former Televerse cohost—and current TV Roundtable cohost—Simon Howell returns to the podcast to introduce Noel and Kate to the sunnier side of Black Mirror’s Charlie Brooker, with a DVD Shelf on his British police drama spoof A Touch of Cloth.

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The Televerse #272- Night Slaves with Jessica Ritchey

November 19th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s another difficult week here at The Televerse, but fortunately, TV showed up this week, with a number of interesting and entertaining episodes to discuss. First up, we look at the comedies, including the premiere of MTV’s rape revenge comedy, Sweet/Vicious, the season finale of Last Week Tonight, a race-bent Drunk History, musical Jane the Virgin, and tap-tastic Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we move on to the genre and drama offerings, including a Thanksgiving-themed Steven Universe, disappointing Elementary, well-crafted Queen Sugar, and affecting Supergirl. Afterwards, Jessica Ritchey of RogerEbert.com joins us at the DVD Shelf to introduce us to—and help us break down—an entry of ABC’s “Movie of the Week” series, 1970’s Night Slaves.

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The Televerse #271- Black Books with Zack Handlen

November 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Deep breaths, everyone. It’s not going to be okay, not for a long time. But the podcast, while it will be morphing in format and length a bit in the near future, isn’t going anywhere. This week, we start with about 40 minutes of processing and discussing how we’ve been interacting with media since the election, so if you’re looking for a break from this, skip ahead to our week in TV. We kick off the week’s TV talk with the comedies, including the Better Things finale, Kate’s catch-up with You’re the Worst, People of Earth, black-ish, Superstore’s midseason finale, and as ever, Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we move on to the drama and genre offerings, including Noel’s thoughts on The Crown season one, Kate’s break-up with Lethal Weapon and thoughts on the surprising catharsis of this week’s Rectify and Queen Sugar, and both Noel and Kate’s thoughts on the welcome dose of sunshiney optimism that was this week’s Supergirl. Afterwards, Zack Handlen of The A.V. Club joins us at the DVD Shelf to do a little comfort TV viewing with British hangout comedy Black Books. Hang in there everyone, and feel free to reach out. We’re listening.

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The Televerse #270- The Good Wife with Angelica Bastién

November 5th, 2016|1 Comment

You know that crazy long episode we’ve been teasing for a while? It’s here this week, as Noel and Kate talk through a frankly ridiculous amount of interesting and memorable TV. First up, we dive in with a very full week in comedy, including the finales of Atlanta and Documentary Now! and mid-season finale of The Good Place, the premieres of People of Earth and Stan Against Evil, the election-themed Superstore and Fresh Off the Boat, and eventful episodes of Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then we move over to the drama and genre offerings, including the premieres of The Crown and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, disappointing installments of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, and compelling entries from Queen Sugar and Rectify. Afterwards, Angelica Bastién of Vulture, The Atlantic, RogerEbert.com, and many other places joins us at the DVD Shelf to dive in with the at times frustrating, at times wonderful The Good Wife.

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The Televerse #269- Young Justice with Samantha Nelson

October 29th, 2016|0 Comments

We’re back to regular podcast operating procedure here at The Televerse, just in time for Halloween and another batch of premieres. First up, we look at a full week in comedy, including the premieres of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Man with a Plan, and The Great Indoors, a slue of holiday-themed sitcom episodes, another compelling The Good Place, and a powerful Jane the Virgin. Then we look at the rest of the week’s offerings, including the much anticipated Rectify premiere, the less anticipated Pure Genius premiere, a stormy Queen Sugar, Hamilton-centered Great Performances, Harrison Wells-happy The Flash, and Lynda Carter-fueled Supergirl. Afterward, Samantha Nelson of The A.V. Club and the Critical Hit podcast joins us at the DVD Shelf to help us continue or exploration of the DCAU’s with Young Justice.

The Televerse #268- China Beach with Chris Becker

October 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

With Noel still under the weather and Kate taking a rare vacation, it’s another short episode this week on the podcast. That being said, there’s still plenty of entertaining TV to discuss, including the season premiere of our beloved Jane the Virgin, another Halloween installment of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and fun episodes of Fresh Off the Boat and Saturday Night Live. Noel also checks in on This is Us and Pitch, and we both heap more love for Supergirl. Afterward, Associate Professor Chris Becker from Notre Dame, creator of News for TV Majors and host of Aca-Media, joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss the criminally underseen female-driven Vietnam medical drama China Beach.

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The Televerse #267- Beverly Hills, 90210 with LaToya Ferguson

October 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Life has arisen in an unfortunate way this week, prompting a somewhat abridged version of the podcast. Despite that, however, there’s plenty of interesting TV for Noel and Kate to discuss, starting with a preview of FOX’s Laverne Cox-led new take on The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, before some premiere (Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Fresh Off the Boat) and finale (RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Halt and Catch Fire) talk. Then we welcome back friend of the show LaToya Ferguson, of The A.V. Club, Inverse, and Mic, who joins us at the DVD Shelf to discuss ultimate ‘90s series, Beverly Hills, 90210.

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The Televerse #266- Transparent Season 3 with Sean Colletti

October 9th, 2016|1 Comment

Fall premieres strike again, and between another slew of premieres and a mega-dive with Luke Cage season one, Noel and Kate are back to marathon-length podcasting this episode. First up, we look at a full week in comedy, including the Insecure and Divorce premieres, check-ins on Atlanta, Better Things, High Maintenance, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and more strong installments of black-ish and The Good Place. Then we head over for some genre and reality TV, including the premieres of Westworld, The Flash, Arrow, and Frequency, a lengthy chat about the merits of Luke Cage versus Jessica Jones, an underwhelming Independent Lens, and another controversial RuPaul’s Drag Race. Lastly, we talk drama, including the premieres of Elementary and No Tomorrow and two more affecting entries from Queen Sugar and Halt and Catch Fire. Then Noel taps out as Kate welcomes back former Televerse cohost and current cohost of TV Roundtable Sean Colletti to spend some time with the Pfeffermans and Transparent season three.

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The Televerse #265- 2016 TV Resolutions Check-in #2

October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Fall TV premieres continue this week, but amidst the new show craziness, Kate and Noel take a moment once again to reflect and evaluate how they’re doing on their 2016 TV resolutions, both Noel’s vow to watch more non-fiction and documentary television and Kate’s to broaden her TV horizons and make sure she’s watching programming featuring voices that are underrepresented on television. Before we dive in with that, however, it’s another exciting premiere week. First we look at a full week in television, including the premieres of Bob’s Burgers, Drunk History, and Younger, the finale of Survivor’s Remorse, and notable episodes of You’re the Worst, black-ish, and The Good Place. Then we head over to the genre, reality, and drama entries, discussing the much-anticipated Luke Cage premiere, the less-anticipated Van Helsing and Secrets and Lies premieres, and the eagerly anticipated (at least among Aidan Turner stans) Poldark premiere, as well as engaging installments from Frontline, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Halt and Catch Fire, and Star Wars Rebels. Please chime in below, or via email (theteleverse@gmail.com), or on social media with your thoughts on the non-fiction and representational TV you think we should be seeking out!

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The Televerse #264- Justice League Unlimited with Les Chappell

September 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Fall network premiere week is here! Or at least, the first of several waves of fall premieres has hit, making for a marathon session of the podcast. First up, Noel and Kate talk through a full week in TV, including looks at the premieres of Kevin Can Wait, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, black-ish, The Good Place, Superstore, Easy, and Graves, and a discussion of the role of comedians and entertainers in the current election cycle, prompted by Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s segment on NBC and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’s treatment of Donald Trump. Next up are the genre and reality offerings, including a preview of Westworld, the Agents of SHIELD and The Exorcist premieres, the Emmy Awards, and a contentious RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Then we move over to the dramas, including a rant from Kate on the Bull premiere and looks at the MacGyver premiere, a stylish Halt and Catch Fire, another strong Queen Sugar, and the much-anticipated Mr. Robot finale. Afterward, friend of the show and The A.V. Club contributor Les Chappell returns to the DVD Shelf to discuss the popular animated superhero sequel, Justice League Unlimited.

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The Televerse #263- Lost Girl with SB Swartz

September 17th, 2016|0 Comments

The network premieres may not quite be here (for the most part), but there are still plenty of new shows to discuss on this week’s podcast. First, Noel and Kate dive in with the comedies, including the premieres of High Maintenance, Fleabag, Son of Zorn, and Documentary Now!. Then we talk a little reality, namely RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, before heading over to the genre and drama entries, including the premiere of Quarry and the occasionally operatic finale of BrainDead, as well as an emotional Halt and Catch Fire. Afterward, we head to the DVD Shelf and welcome on author SB Swartz to discuss the infectiously fun Canadian genre gem, Lost Girl.

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The Televerse #262- Wynonna Earp Season 1 with Dr. Elizabeth Bridges

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Having survived last week’s 2016 Fall TV Preview, Noel and Kate are back to their usual schedule for this week’s podcast. First up, we look at a premiere-filled week in TV, starting with comedy and reality, including the Atlanta, Better Things, and One Mississippi premieres, the Difficult People finale, and of course, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Then we head over to our week in genre and drama, including the Queen Sugar premiere, another fun BrainDead, and another delightful Pearl-centric Steven Universe. Afterward, professor and writer Dr. Elizabeth Bridges joins us on the podcast to look at the promising first season of SyFy’s genre Western Wynonna Earp.

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The Televerse #261- 2016 Fall TV Preview

September 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

With the network premieres right around the corner, it’s time for our fall TV preview. First, however, Noel and Kate talk through a lighter week in TV, including the premiere of You’re the Worst, catchups with Survivor’s Remorse and The A Word, new installments of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and Steven Universe, and the finales of The Night Of and Greenleaf. Afterward, it’s fall preview time, and Kate and Noel dive in with the rest of the calendar year’s currently scheduled TV offerings. Going day by day, the duo list off the current return dates for shows premiering in the next three months and dive in more fully with the new series debuting this fall that they’ve already been able to get a look at. Take a listen, then chime in below with the shows you’re most interested in this fall, both new and returning favorites.

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The Televerse #260- Make-You-Watch-athon 5: RuPaul’s Drag Race and Chihayafuru

August 27th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s our five year anniversary here at The Televerse, so it’s time for yet another Make-You-Watch-athon! This year, two under-represented genres on The Televerse are in the spotlight: Kate makes Noel catch up with reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race and Noel broadens Kate’s anime horizons, making her watch the sports/game-themed Chihayafuru. Before the Make-You-Watch-athon, however, we dive in with a full week in TV, including the premieres of Fear The Walking Dead, The Great British Bake Off, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and Halt and Catch Fire, as well as a much-anticipated Steven Universe, penultimate episodes of Greenleaf and The Night Of, and an Elliot-less Mr. Robot. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years already. Thank you, listeners, for your support and your conversation over the years, and here’s to five more!

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The Televerse #259- The State with Nick Campbell

August 20th, 2016|3 Comments

It’s been a tough week for representation on TV, and Kate and Noel kick off this episode venting some frustration over the cancellation of The Nightly Show, as well as the recent Inside Amy Schumer Twitter drama. Then we head into our week in TV, starting with a roundup of Kate’s recent streaming viewing, including the pilots of The Tick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson, the first half of season one of The Get Down, and Difficult People. Then Noel and Kate wrap up the first segment with looks at the finale of The Great British Baking Show and some lighter episodes of Steven Universe. Then we head into the dramas, including a check in on BrainDead and more The Night Of, Greenleaf, and Mr. Robot talk. Afterward, Nick Campbell of TVGuide.com and Super Cereal joins us at the DVD Shelf to talk MTV’s ‘90s sketch comedy series The State.

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The Televerse #258- Carnivàle with Allison Shoemaker

August 13th, 2016|1 Comment

The Steven Nuke has finally come to a close, with a final full week of Steven Universe giving Noel and Kate plenty to dive in with in this truncated week in TV. Joining Steven Universe in this episode’s week in TV are the finales of Angie Tribeca and UnREAL, the penultimate episode of The Great British Baking Show, The Night Of, and a stylistically distinct Mr. Robot. Then Allison Shoemaker of Consequence of Sound, The A.V. Club, and of course, Podlander Drunkcast: An Outlander Podcast, joins us at the DVD Shelf to talk through HBO’s challenging, yet intriguing Carnivàle.

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The Televerse #257- Pinky and the Brain with Jon Clarke

August 6th, 2016|0 Comments

With our SDCC 2016 coverage officially done and dusted (though check out Kate’s guest appearance on Hey, Watch This! if you want even more ComicCon talk), we’re back to our regular format this week. First, Kate and Noel break down a full week in comedy, reality, and genre, including looks at the start of BoJack Horseman season three and Survivor’s Remorse season three, the finales of Wrecked and Preacher, and more fantastic episodes of The Great British Baking Show and Steven Universe. Then we tackle the dramas, including a check-in on The A Word, Greenleaf, and underwhelming episodes of Mr. Robot, The Night Of, and UnREAL. Afterward, Jon Clarke of Caffeinated Comics returns to the podcast to discuss the ‘90s animated gem Pinky and the Brain (and of course, Mrs. Buckley’s farm).

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The Televerse #256- SDCC 2016 TV Wrapup with Maggie Kulzick

July 31st, 2016|0 Comments

San Diego ComicCon 2016 has come and gone, leaving Kate with a Steven Universe high and a massive backlog of TV to catch up on. Because of this, we keep the TV this week to one large segment, rather than splitting it up by genre. A few of the highlights in this week’s conversation: Kate loses her mind for Stranger Things and Looking; Kate and Noel lose their minds for Steven Universe; we debate when to jump ship on the formerly compelling, but now struggling UnREAL and Mr. Robot; and Greenleaf’s exciting new gear. After Our Week in TV, friend of the show Maggie Kulzick returns to the podcast to talk SDCC 2016 with Kate and Noel, including rocking out with Rebecca Sugar and her band, geeking out over the potential of American Gods, and reactions to a couple of fall pilots.

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The Televerse #255- Interview with composer David Schwartz

July 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Kate is on assignment (read: geeking out mightily) at San Diego ComicCon this week, but what we lack in sound quality this episode we’ll make up for in TV nerdery over the next week or so. Spoiler alert: Expect lots more Steven Universe talk. We kick things off this week with comedy and reality, including HBO’s new comedy Vice Principals, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s RNC coverage, Angie Tribeca, and a double helping of The Great British Baking Show. Next, it’s over to the genre and drama offerings, including a surprise Steven [Universe] Bomb, The Night Of, Greenleaf, and UnREAL. Afterward, Kate welcomes composer David Schwartz to the podcast to discuss his work on Lady Dynamite, Arrested Development, Northern Exposure and more.

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The Televerse #254- SDCC 2016 TV Preview

July 16th, 2016|1 Comment

It’s that time of year once again! San Diego ComicCon is right around the corner, and Noel and Kate have your ComicCon TV needs covered, looking through the SDCC 2016 television offerings and discussing the most interesting and exciting new and returning TV-related panels at this year’s convention. First, however, we look at a premiere-heavy (for the summer) week in TV, starting with the return of Hulu’s Difficult People, as well as new episodes of Angie Tribeca, Wrecked, and The Great British Baking Show. Next up are the drama and genre episodes, including Netflix’s new ‘80s horror series Stranger Things, the premieres of Mr. Robot and The A Word, the Outlander finale, and another uneven UnREAL. Then it’s over to our SDCC 2016 TV Preview, for a discussion of what Kate’s looking forward to, and what Noel might consider braving the crowds to check out, were he attending.

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The Televerse #253- Wonder Woman with Kerensa Cadenas

July 9th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s been a difficult week, but Noel and Kate are here to talk TV nonetheless. Thanks to the holiday weekend, the show list is as truncated as it’s perhaps ever been, so we skip the genre distinctions and just dive in. First up, we preview HBO and the BBC’s upcoming The Night Of, before checking out recent arrival to Netflix Marcella and checking in with Preacher, UnREAL, Greenleaf, Adventure Time, and Wrecked. Rounding out the week’s TV is the triumphant return of The Great British Baking Show on PBS (The Great British Bake Off on the BBC), a breath of sweetly-scented fresh air in a summer television season chock full of dark or violent dramas. Afterward, Kerensa Cadenas, Deputy Pop Culture Editor of Complex, joins us at the DVD Shelf to explore the candy colored world of Wonder Woman.

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The Televerse #252- Lady Dynamite Season 1 with Emily L. Stephens

July 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

With HBO’s finales this week, Spring TV finally winds down, leaving only a handful of shows for Noel and Kate to discuss, but allowing for deep dives. First up, we break down ABC’s new night of retro game shows, The $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game, and Celebrity Family Feud. Then we talk comedy, including the Silicon Valley and Veep finales, and next up are the genre and drama offerings, including in-depth looks at the Game of Thrones finale, BrainDead, and UnREAL. Afterward, Emily L. Stephens of The A.V. Club returns to the podcast to help us explore the fascinating and unique first season of Lady Dynamite.

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The Televerse #251- Galavant with Ryan McGee

June 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Noel is back! After two weeks away, Noel returns from assignment, diving in with Kate on an entertaining week of television. We kick things off with a few comedies and some reality talk, including the premieres of The Jim Gaffigan Show and Any Given Wednesday, then move on to the genre offerings, including the series finales of Penny Dreadful and Person of Interest. Last up are the dramas, including the premieres of Greenleaf and American Gothic, and season four of Orange is the New Black. Afterward, Ryan McGee of Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan returns to the podcast to help us sing the praises of the short-lived musical comedy Galavant.

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The Televerse #250- The Americans Season 4 with Emily L. Stephens and Dennis Perkins

June 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Noel is once again on assignment, so this week Kate is joined by The A.V. Club’s Emily L. Stephens for an in-depth look at a full week in TV. After a little Tonys talk, we dive in with our week in TV, starting with reality and comedy, including ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 documentary, the fantastic O.J. Simpson: Made in America, the premieres of Another Period, Wrecked, and Uncle Buck, and the finale of Inside Amy Schumer. Next up are the genre and drama offerings, including the premieres of BrainDead and Animal Kingdom and the finale of Orphan Black. Then we round out the podcast by inviting on The A.V. Club’s Dennis Perkins for a lengthy look at The Americans Season 4, talking character deaths, marriage as espionage, and what has helped this series steeped in pain and betrayal continue to grow and flourish.

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The Televerse #249- Grantchester Season 2 with Caroline Siede

June 11th, 2016|2 Comments

Noel is on assignment, so this week Kate is joined by The A.V. Club’s Caroline Siede for a full 2+ hours of TV talk. First up, we go through our week in TV, starting with the comedies, including a look at the season two premiere of Angie Tribeca and deep dives on Silicon Valley and Veep. Next up are the genre offerings, including the Outcast premiere and lengthy looks at Game of Thrones and Orphan Black, and we round out our week with the dramas, including the premieres of Feed the Beast and UnREAL, one of which we love and one of which, not so much. Then in lieu of the DVD Shelf, Caroline and Kate bring back the Season Spotlight and take a look at Grantchester season two.

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The Televerse #248- Agent Carter with Elena Rivera

June 4th, 2016|2 Comments

There are fewer finales this week, but rather than cutting down on their TV intake, Noel and Kate took advantage of the extra time to catch up on a few shows each, making this yet another marathon session of the podcast. After giving some serious side-eye to So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, we dive in with a lengthy week in comedy, including finale talk for Archer, The Carmichael Show, and The Detour as well as a look at the premiere of Maya and Marty and catchups with The Ranch, Catastrophe, and Lady Dynamite. Then we head over to the hourlongs, with some Fear The Walking Dead discussion, a few thoughts on the premiere of Cleverman and the reimagining of Roots, and plenty of Person of Interest. Afterwards, friend of the show Elena Rivera returns to the DVD Shelf to help us sing the praises of the recently canceled, and gone far too soon, Marvel’s Agent Carter.

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The Televerse #247- The Love Boat with Gwen Ihnat

May 28th, 2016|0 Comments

The finales roll on, giving us yet another marathon episode of the podcast this week. First up are the comedies, including the finales of Bob’s Burgers and Fresh Off the Boat. Then we head over to genre, including looks at the Preacher pilot and The Flash and Arrow finales, and we round out the week with the dramas, including the finales of The Night Manager and The Path. Afterwards, Gwen Ihnat, copy editor and contributor at The A.V. Club, joins us at the DVD Shelf to look at the ‘70s–‘80s escapist TV staple The Love Boat.

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The Televerse #246- Mr. Show with Vikram Murthi

May 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Finale season continues, and with seven final episodes airing on TV this week, Noel and Kate buckle in for one of the podcast’s lengthiest entries. After talking through The Amazing Race’s finale, we dive in with the comedies, including the Faking It, black-ish, and Jane the Virgin finales. Then it’s over to genre, with the Agents of SHIELD, Legends of Tomorrow, and The 100 finales, and we round out our week in TV with the dramas, including an escalating The Night Manager and a much-awaited, dramatic return on Person of Interest. Afterward, Vikram Murthi of The A.V. Club, Indiewire, and Movie Mezzanine returns to the DVD Shelf to introduce Noel and Kate to the modern sketch classic Mr. Show.

DVD Shelf Library

30 Rock with Jennifer Armstrong

Alias with Emma Fraser
Angel with David Bax
Are You in the House Alone? with Steve Prokopy
Avatar: The Last Airbender with Sean Colletti Awake with Sean Ingram

Babylon 5 with Rowan Kaiser
Batman: the Animated Series with Gabe Bucsko
Battlestar Galactica (2003) with Josh Spiegel

Ben and Kate with Deepayan Sengupta
The Ben Stiller Show with Eric Goldman
Better Off Ted with Josh Spiegel
Blackadder with Les Chappell
Bored to Death with Scott Meslow
Brass Eye with Derek Gladu
Breaking Bad with Ricky D
Buffy the Vampire Slayer with David Bax
Bunheads with Erik Adams

Caprica with Chris Piers
Carlos with Sean Colletti
Carrie (2002) with Steve Prokopy
Charlie Jade with Steph Smith
Charmed with Whitney McIntosh
Cheers with David Bax
The Chicago Code with Deepayan Sengupta
Chuck with Shawn Keown
Columbo with Emily L. Stephens
Coupling (UK) with Erik Bondurant
Cowboy Bebop with Chris Piers
Crime Story with Paul Goebel
The Critic with Tyler Smith

Dark Night of the Scarecrow with Steve Prokopy
Dark Shadows with Will McKinley
Dead Like Me with Amrie Cunningham
Deadwood with David Bax and Sean Ingram
The Dick Van Dyke Show with Sarah Rodman
Dollhouse with Kate Rennebohm
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark with Steve Prokopy
Duel with Steve Prokopy

Enlisted with Les Chappell

F Troop with Michael Price
Family Tree with Sean Colletti
Fawlty Towers with Michael Rice
Felicity with Sarah D. Bunting
FLCL with Noel Kirkpatrick
Firefly with Justine Smith
Fishing with John with Tyler Smith
Freakazoid! with Kyle Anderson
Freaks and Geeks with Corey Atad
Friday Night Lights with Steph Smith
Friends with Sarah Dowdey and Deblina Chakraborty
Fringe with Noel Murray

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace with Corey Atad
Get Smart with Josh Long
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex with Simon Aplin
Gilmore Girls with Whitney McIntosh
The Golden Girls with Greg Ashman
Good Eats with Noel Kirkpatrick
The Goode Family with Deepayan Sengupta
Gossip Girl with David Bax

Homicide: Life on the Street with Dan Heaton
House with Amanda Williams

The Initiation of Sarah with Steve Prokopy
Insomniac with Dave Attell with Matt Singer
In The Flesh with Kayti Burt
Invader Zim with Zack Handlen
IT with Steve Prokopy
The IT Crowd with Jason Griffin

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller with Robert K. Elder
Joan of Arcadia with Jim Bruce
Justice League with Noel Kirkpatrick
Justified with Kate Rennebohm

Karen Sisco with Deepayan Sengupta
Key & Peele with Josh Spiegel
Kojak with Jimmy Pardo

The L Word with Kayla Kumari-Upanadyaya
The L.A. Complex with Carrie Raisler
The Larry Sanders Show with Sean Ingram
Law & Order with Sarah D. Bunting and Mark Blankenship
The League of Gentlemen with Cath Murphy
Life As We Know It with LaToya Ferguson
Life on Mars (UK) with Alasdair Wilkins
Life Unexpected with Jason Griffin
Lost with Mo Ryan
Luck with Ty Landis

M*A*S*H with Dan Toland
Mad Men with Ryan McGee
The Mary Tyler Moore Show with Sarah Rodman
Men of a Certain Age with Mike Royce
Miami Vice with Cory Barker
The Middleman with Alyssa Boehm
Millenium with Robert K. Elder
Monty Python’s Flying Circus with Emily L. Stephens
My So-Called Life with Ricky D

Nathan Barley with Chris Gore
Nero Wolfe with Tyler Smith
The Newsroom (CA) with Jesse Singer
NewsRadio with Paul Goebel
The Night Stalker with Steve Prokopy
NYPD Blue with Ellen Gray

The Office (UK) with Scott Meslow
The Outer Limits with Bill Mesce
Over the Garden Wall with Noel Kirkpatrick

Parade’s End with Kate Rennebohm
Parks and Recreation with Elena Rivera
Party Animals with Caroline Siede
Party Down with Vikram Murthi
The Phil Silvers Show with Michael Price
The Prisoner with Zack Handlen
Psych with Dennis Perkins
Pushing Daisies with Michael Ryan

Quantum Leap with Rich Smith
Queer as Folk (UK) with Ricky D

Riget with Steve Prokopy
Robotech with Tom Griffin
Rome with Gabe Bucsko
Rubicon with Les Chappell

Salem’s Lot with Steve Prokopy
Scrubs with Cooper S. Beckett
SCTV with Pat Healy
Seinfeld with Jennifer Armstrong
Show Me a Hero with Max Bledstein
Six Feet Under with Mike Worby
Slings & Arrows with Todd VanDerWerff
The Sopranos with Sarah D. Bunting
Spaced with Craig Bevan
Spartacus with Ryan McGee
Sports Night with Dan Heaton
Star Trek with Paul Goebel
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with Jeff Barrus
Star Trek: The Next Generation with Eric Mendoza
Star Trek: Voyager with Caroline Siede
Storm of the Century with Steve Prokopy
Strike Back with Les Chappell
Survivors (2008) with Kyle Nolan

Taxi with Les Chappell
Terriers with Alyssa Boehm
That Mitchell and Webb Look with Alasdair Wilkins
The Tick with Tyler Smith
Todd MacFarlane’s Spawn with Mike Worby
Treme with Dave Walker
Trilogy of Terror with Steve Prokopy
The Tripods with Steven Schapansky
The Twilight Zone with Scott Meslow
Twin Peaks with Lindsay Wood

Veronica Mars with Dan Heaton

The West Wing with Caroline Siede
The Wire (Part 1, Part 2) with Dennis Perkins
Wonderfalls with Dan Toland
The Wonder Years with Ricky D

The X-Files with Todd VanDerWerff
Xena: Warrior Princess with Ro Karen

The Young Ones with Jon Clarke

Noel’s DVD Shelf Wish List

The Bob Newhart Show
The Rose of Versailles
You Bet Your Life

Kate’s DVD Shelf Wish List

All in the Family
Iron Chef
Lonesome Dove
The Muppet Show

Season Spotlights

The Americans Season 1 with Randy Dankievitch
The Americans Season 4 with Matt Brennan
Arrested Development Season 4 with Josh Spiegel

Better Call Saul Season 1 with Vikram Murthi
Breaking Bad Season 4 with Ricky D
Breaking Bad Season 5.0 with Ricky D

Daredevil Season 1 with Kyle Anderson

Fear The Walking Dead Season 1 with Ricky D

Girls Season 1 with Adam Kempenaar and Justine Smith
Girls Season 2 with Justine Smith
Girls Season 3 with Ricky D
The Good Wife Season 3
The Good Wife Season 5 with Sonia Saraiya and Noel Kirkpatrick

Hannibal Season 1 with Ricky D
Homeland Season 2
House of Cards Season 1

Jane the Virgin Season 1 with Elena Rivera
Jessica Jones Season 1 with Noel Kirkpatrick
Justified Season 3 with Alyssa Rosenberg
Justified Season 4 with Dan Forcella

The Leftovers Season 2 with Whitney McIntosh
Louie Season 3 with Josh Spiegel

Mad Men Season 7.0 with Libby Hill

Orange is the New Black Season 1 with Ryan McGee
Orphan Black Season 1 with Liane Bonin Starr

Project Greenlight Season 4 with Caroline Siede

Strike Back: Shadow Warfare with Myles McNutt
Survivor: Samoa with Tyler Smith

Treme Season 3 with Dave Walker

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 1 with Deepayan Sengupta

Informed Opinions

Chemistry and Chemists on TV with Mendeleev
Dance and Teen Dancers on TV with Jenna
Doctors and Medicine on TV with Dr. Rob and Dr. Steph
Educational Children’s Programming with Maggie Kulzick
Fans and Fandom on TV with Dr. Paul Booth
Forensics on TV with Ophilia Tesla
Law and Lawyers on TV with Lewis Zimmerman
Physical Disabilities on TV with Amanda Williams
Science and Research on TV with Vlad Nicolaescu


2012: Doctor Who NuWho Doctor Sampler and 30 for 30 Season 1

2013: Death Row, First Person, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

2014: Samurai Jack, Frisky Dingo, The Amazing Screw-On Head

2015: The Venture Bros. and Steven Universe

Special Segments

2013’s B Movie TV with Mo Ryan: Rectify Season 1, The Fall Season 1, Top of the Lake

2013’s Zombies on TV with David Bax: Les Revenants Season 1, In The FleshThe Walking Dead

2014’s Live-Action Comic Book Adaptations with Sonia Saraiya: ConstantineGotham Season 1, The Flash Season 1

2014’s Freshman Comedies with Ryan McGee: EnlistedPlaying HouseReviewYou’re the Worst

2014’s New Representations of Sexuality with Mo Ryan: Transparent Season 1, Outlander Season 1

Holiday Omnibus 1 with Deepayan Sengupta: Christmas

Holiday Omnibus 2 with Deepayan Sengupta: Halloween

The 100
and Traumatic Character Deaths on TV with Mo Ryan


ATX 2015 Rectify cast interview

Bill Persky (2012)
Brad Breeck (2016, Gravity Falls)
Brian Reitzell (2014, Hannibal Season 2)
Brian Reitzell (2015, Hannibal Season 3)

Chris Gore (2012, DVDs)

Kevin Chapman (2012, Person of Interest)

Michael Price (2015, F is for Family)
Mike Royce (2014, Enlisted)

SDCC 2014 Composers Roundtable 1
SDCC 2014 Composers Roundtable 2
SDCC 2014 Hannibal Pressroom

This Is Our Design: A Hannibal Podcast

TIOD #1- “Kaiseki” with Ricky D
TIOD #2- “Sakizuki” with Les Chappell
TIOD #3- “Hassun” with Noel Kirkpatrick
TIOD #4- “Takiawase” with Aaron Pinkston
TIOD #5- “Mukozuke” with Todd VanDerWerff
TIOD #6- “Futamono” with Dennis Perkins
TIOD #7- “Yakimono” with Zack Handlen
TIOD #8- “Su-zakana” with Libby Hill
TIOD #9- “Shiizakana” with Eric Goldman
TIOD #10- “Naka-Choko” with David Bax
TIOD #11- “Ko No Mono” with Tyler Smith
TIOD #12- “Tome-wan” with Vincenzo Natali
TIOD #13- “Mizumono” with Noel Kirkpatrick

TIOD #14- “Aperitif” with Ricky D and Justine Smith
TIOD #15- “Amuse-Bouche” with Les Chappell
TIOD #16- “Potage” with Deepayan Sengupta
TIOD #17- “Oeuf” with David Bax
TIOD #18- “Coquilles” with Zack Handlen and Dennis Perkins
TIOD #19- “Entree” with Steve Prokopy
TIOD #20- “Sorbet” with Molly Eichel
TIOD #21- “Fromage” with Randy Dankievitch
TIOD #22- “Trou Normand” with Myles McNutt
TIOD #23- “Buffet Froid” with Libby Hill
TIOD #24- “Roti” with Sarah D. Bunting
TIOD #25- “Releves” with Simon Howell
TIOD #26- “Savoureux” with Noel Kirkpatrick

TIOD #27- “Antipasto” with Eat the Rudecast
TIOD #28- “Primavera” with Simon Howell
TIOD #29- “Secondo” with Vincenzo Natali
TIOD #30- “Aperitivo” with Molly Eichel
TIOD #31- “Contorno” with Dennis Perkins and Emily L. Stephens
TIOD #32- “Dolce,” live from SDCC
TIOD #33- “Digestivo” with Libby Hill
TIOD #34- “The Great Red Dragon” with Les Chappell
TIOD #35- “And the Woman Clothed with the Sun…” with Randy Dankievitch
TIOD #36- “And the Woman Clothed in Sun” with Don Mancini
TIOD #37- “…And the Beast from the Sea” with Aaron Abrams
TIOD #38- “The Number of the Beast is 666…” with Cooper S. Beckett
TIOD #39- “The Wrath of the Lamb” with Noel Kirkpatrick