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Binge Mode: Marvel

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion return to take their signature deep dives into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, covering all 23 films!

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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'The Avengers' | Marvel

Mal and Jason lift off from the helicarrier and dive deep into one of the biggest blockbusters of them all for the culmination of Phase 1: 'The Avengers'! They talk about the film's development, how the theme of teamwork makes the film soar, and why the movie is important to pop culture.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 30mins

12 Nov 2020

Rank #1

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Ask the Underscore, Vol. 2 | Marvel

Mal and Jason are back to answer your burning questions in this special 'Ask the Underscore.' With the mountain of news that came out of Disney's investor day, Mal and Jason take on your questions about what new shows and movies they are most looking forward to (03:47), what directions they would like to see these properties take (56:47) and whether there will ever be a point of oversaturation (90:29)Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 48mins

15 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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'Thor: Ragnarok' | Marvel

This pod has been falling for 30 minutes!! Mal and Jason land on Sakaar and dive deep into the hilarious and action-packed 'Thor: Ragnarok.' They break down how the 'Thor' franchise's shift into comedy makes it one of the best films in the entire MCU canon. They also talk about the new faces in this stellar film like Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, and many more. They sit down for a history lesson on the comics lore that inspired Ragnarok, including 'Planet Hulk.'Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 22mins

12 Jan 2021

Rank #3

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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' | Marvel

So, you went and listened to 'Binge Mode.' Mal and Jason suit up to deep dive into 'Spider-Man: Homecoming.' They discuss how everyone's favorite web head makes his MCU debut, and how growing up with superpowers isn't everything it's cracked up to be for Peter Parker. They also explore the villainous Vulture's motivations and take a history lesson about Spider-Man's extensive rogues gallery in the comics.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 42mins

8 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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'Captain America: Civil War' | Marvel

The MCU's Phase 3 begins and Jason and Mal are here to dive deep into the third installment in Captain America's film saga. As ruptures in the Avengers mount, they debate Team Tony vs. Team Cap, what brought our group of heroes to this point, as well as an in-depth history lesson into the politics behind Marvel Comics' original 'Civil War.'Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 39mins

25 Dec 2020

Rank #5

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'Avengers: Infinity War' Part 1 | Marvel

Rabbit, fire up the pod! Mal and Jason begin Part 1 of their deep dive into the epic and wild 'Avengers: Infinity War'. In this episode, Mal and Jason focus on what exactly goes down in one of the biggest MCU films to date. Jason also offers up an in-depth history lesson on Thanos and his Infinity gauntlet and looks at some of the criticisms of one of Marvel's biggest films.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 20mins

23 Jan 2021

Rank #6

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'Black Panther' | Marvel

Jason and Mal take a trip to the nation of Wakanda to dive deep into one of the most celebrated films in the entire MCU, 'Black Panther.' They examine the film's massive cultural impact as well as the late Chadwick Boseman's legacy and his iconic portrayal of T'challa. Jason also goes into the origins of Black Panther and its growth alongside pivotal civil rights movements.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 6mins

20 Jan 2021

Rank #7

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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' | Marvel

On your left! Mal and Jason are diving deep into 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' one of the MCU's most celebrated solo films. They discuss the influences of '70s spy thrillers and the unparalleled action throughout Steve Rogers's second stand-alone film. They also talk about the bonds that form and break as the world of S.H.I.E.L.D comes crumbling down. After this, the MCU will never be the same.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 32mins

1 Dec 2020

Rank #8

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'Ant-Man' | Marvel

'Binge Mode' always finds out! Jason and Mal shrink down and dive deep into the final film in the MCU's Phase 2, 'Ant-Man'! They discuss the film's theme of second chances and how this surprisingly delightful heist film brings heart and adds a lot to the canon. Jason breaks down a history lesson on the complicated Hank Pym comics, then discusses with Mal six of their favorite Easter eggs from the film. So suit up, because we could all use more Michael Peña.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 15mins

11 Dec 2020

Rank #9

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'Captain America: The First Avenger' | Marvel

'Mal and Jason shield up and make their way to the Stark Expo to dive deep into the first adventure of the first Avenger, Captain America. They explore Steve Rogers's compassion and what made him the ideal candidate for the greatest glow-up known to humanity. They also take a look at their favorite nuggets from the film including the best of Peggy Carter and the Howling Commandos, and then they debate this episode's winner.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 27mins

10 Nov 2020

Rank #10

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Ask the Underscore, Vol. 1 | Marvel

Mal and Jason dive deep into your questions about Phase 1 of the MCU and beyond. They touch on topics such as companions for Baby Yoda, Marvel lovers, the best MCU Quidditch team, and much more.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 6mins

17 Nov 2020

Rank #11

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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' | Marvel

It's Mary Poppins, y'all! Jason and Mal hop back on the Milano and dive deep into the space-fairing adventure 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' They explore the theme of rebellion and how Peter Quill's reunion with his celestial father was not the love fest it was supposed to be. Jason breaks down the history of Ego and other key cosmic entities, along his favorite Easter eggs among the countless skeletons in Ego's closet.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 12mins

5 Jan 2021

Rank #12

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'Avengers: Infinity War' Part 2 | Marvel

Mal and Jason fire up the time stone and once again dive deep into 'Avengers: Infinity War.' On this episode, they break down specific character arcs and motivations, including those of Thanos, Tony, Steve Rogers, and many more. They also explore six of their favorite insights and observations into the colossal blockbuster.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 37mins

27 Jan 2021

Rank #13

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'Doctor Strange' | Marvel

'Binge' has come to bargain! Jason and Mal step into the sanctum sanctorum and dive deep into Marvel's 'Doctor Strange.' Learn about the origins of everyone's favorite sorcerer supreme and examine how the theme of "perspective" plays a major role in the development of Stephen Strange's character. They also take a look at the origins of some of Strange's wildest artifacts, as well as six of their favorite nuggets that you might have missed.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 8mins

29 Dec 2020

Rank #14

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Thoughts and Favorite Moments | Star Wars

Jason and Mal hop onto Gideon's light cruiser to discuss the electrifying second season of ‘The Mandalorian’ and share each of their eight favorite moments from this season. They break down what they thought about Ahsoka Tano's live-action debut (4:15), thoughts on Grogu's past (56:52), as well as Bo Katan's fate with the dark saber (77:33), and so much more.Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 9mins

22 Dec 2020

Rank #15