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This could be filled with inside jokes for listeners...

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But it’s not. Wandoff Forever!

Great WW Podcast

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Intelligent and funny. The hosts have a great rapport.

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94 Ratings
Average Ratings
79
6
3
2
4

This could be filled with inside jokes for listeners...

By May's Drunk Uncle - Apr 29 2018
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But it’s not. Wandoff Forever!

Great WW Podcast

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Intelligent and funny. The hosts have a great rapport.
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Westworld: Post Show Recap with Josh Wigler & Jo Garfein

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Weekly Recaps of the HBO Series, Westworld

Rank #1: Westworld | Season 2 Finale Recap: “The Passenger”

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Westworld | Season 2 Finale Recap: “The Passenger”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) venture off into the Valley Beyond for one last WESTWORLD discussion. Join them as they pick apart the extra-sized season two finale with an extra-sized podcast, in which they clarify the confounding timelines, the post-credits scene, and much more.

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Jun 28 2018

2hr 11mins

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Rank #2: Westworld Season 1 Episode 10 Recap | The Bicameral Mind

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Welcome to Westworld! Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) will discuss the new HBO series about an old west theme park built in a futuristic world, populated by robot hosts and human guests. Theories, analysis, and overall madness is sure to ensue.

Just as these violent delights must have violent ends, so too must the Welcome to Westworld podcast come to an end… for now, at least. In their final podcast of the season, Josh and Jo break down the season finale, “The Bicameral Mind,” and all of its many glorious reveals. They speculate on what Ford’s plan means for the future of the series, what the heck Samurai World is all about, where the park is truly located, and much more. Plus, they answer your feedback questions and comments, as they bid adieu to Westworld until the show returns in 2018.

Check the links below for Josh’s Westworld finale interviews published on The Hollywood Reporter:

Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy (co-creators and showrunners)
Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores)
Ed Harris (The Man in Black)
Jimmi Simpson (William)

And click here to read the BuzzFeed article about the photo of Logan’s sister.

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Dec 08 2016

1hr 40mins

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Rank #3: Westworld | Season 2 Episode 9 Recap: “Vanishing Point”

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Westworld | Season 2, Episode 9: “Vanishing Point”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) are back to dig down into the rabbit hole of WESTWORLD, but please! Don’t dig into your arm! Super gross! This week, it’s all about the Man in Black losing his mind in “Vanishing Point,” not to mention the other game-changing moves made along the way. At the end, some final predictions are made as we head toward the season finale, not to mention the Valley Beyond.

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Jun 21 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #4: Westworld Season 1 Episode 9 Recap | The Well-Tempered Clavier

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Welcome to Westworld! Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) will discuss the new HBO series about an old west theme park built in a futuristic world, populated by robot hosts and human guests. Theories, analysis, and overall madness is sure to ensue.

This week, Josh and Jo talk about “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” the ninth episode of the series. If you thought the Bernard reveal in episode seven was the biggest bombshell surrounding the character, think again. Season one’s penultimate episode flips the script once again with yet another major Bernard twist, likely blindsiding many viewers — but hopefully not those of you who listen to this podcast and have been on #TeamBernardold for weeks and weeks now. Josh and Jo talk at length about the twist now that it’s out on the show, what it could possibly mean, whether or not we’ll see Bernard again after what Ford makes him do, the various possibilities surrounding Arnold’s death and true motives, and much more. Also, Josh gets very worked up about The Dark Knight. Curse you, Two-Face!

Check the links below for Josh’s latest Westworld interviews published on The Hollywood Reporter:

Michelle MacLaren (Director of Episode 9, among countless other television highlights)

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BONUS: Josh and Jo will appear as guests on the Westworld with Jay, Jack and Mike podcast this week, making predictions about the finale. Subscribe to their podcast to make sure you don’t miss out!

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Nov 29 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #5: Westworld Finale Preview With Josh, Jo, Jay, Jack and Mike

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Welcome to Westworld! Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) will discuss the new HBO series about an old west theme park built in a futuristic world, populated by robot hosts and human guests. Theories, analysis, and overall madness is sure to ensue.

It’s time for a bonus podcast! Josh and Jo were guests on the Jay, Jack and Mike Westworld podcast this week, summarizing their feelings about the show so far and planting the flag on some finale predictions. Their podcast is featured in our feed for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Click here to subscribe to the Jay and Jack podcast.

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Dec 01 2016

1hr 41mins

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Rank #6: Westworld | Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: “Les Écorchés”

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: “Les Écorchés”


Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) returns to “Welcome to Westworld,” just in time for Robert Ford’s first major comeback episode!

This week on the podcast, Josh and Jo (@jopinionated) dig into Dolores’ assault on the Mesa, our best look yet at Evil Teddy, the ramifications of the Cradle’s destruction and what may lie ahead at the Valley Beyond, why the HBO series might take a turn for The Matrix, and much more.

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Jun 07 2018

1hr 24mins

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Rank #7: Westworld | Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: “The Riddle of the Sphinx”

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: “The Riddle of the Sphinx”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) recaps the latest episode of Westworld, “Riddle of the Sphinx,” and his recap comes with an asterisk.

You know what they say: if you aim to cheat the devil, you owe him an offering — and in the case of the latest Welcome to Westworld podcast, the offering is co-host Jo Garfein (@jopinionated), who sadly could not appear this week due to being sick. Get well soon, Jo, and we’ll see you at Shogun World!

While our regular co-host is on the mend, Josh is joined this week by Emily Fox (@emelette), and how appropriate! In “Riddle of the Sphinx,” it’s revealed that Emily, the Man in Black’s daughter, is the same guest who escaped from The Raj in episode three. The Man in Black and Emily have reunited, just as Josh’s very bad Ed Harris impression and Emily have joined forces on the podcast. 

In their conversation about “Riddle of the Sphinx,” Josh and Emily weigh in on what some fans have described as the best episode of Westworld yet, the various sequences involving Peter Mullan as James Delos, the possibilities and implications of the human-host hybrid experiments, the Man in Black’s apparent redemption arc, the return of Elsie Stubbs (!!), the secrets of Ghost Nation, and much more.

Let us know what you think of this week’s podcast in the comments below and send us your questions through our feedback form. Josh and Jo will be back next week to discuss episode five of season two, “Akane No Mai,” where all things Shogun World shall be revealed.

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May 17 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #8: Westworld Season 1 Episode 2 Recap | Chestnut

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Welcome to Westworld! Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) will discuss the new HBO series about an old west theme park built in a futuristic world, populated by robot hosts and human guests. Theories, analysis, and overall madness is sure to ensue.

This week, the podcast arrives a little bit late as Jo has just returned from her trip to Hawaii World. She makes sure to give her hot takes on the premiere (spoiler: she liked it lots!) before diving into theories derived from episode two. Are William and Logan exactly as they appear, or is there a twist to their storyline? What are the repercussions of Maeve’s awakening — and, just as importantly, what’s causing the awakening? Josh and Jo are officially on “mole patrol,” among other topics discussed in the podcast.

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Read Josh’s THR Pieces on Westworld:
** Westworld at New York Comic Con
** Thandie Newton on Harrowing Westworld Scene

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Oct 14 2016

1hr 30mins

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Rank #9: Westworld Season 1 Episode 8 Recap | Trace Decay

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Welcome to Westworld! Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) will discuss the new HBO series about an old west theme park built in a futuristic world, populated by robot hosts and human guests. Theories, analysis, and overall madness is sure to ensue.

This week, Josh and Jo talk about “Trace Decay,” the eighth episode of the series. Last week, Bernard learned a hard lesson about the nature of his reality. Now what? That’s where the episode begins, and far from where it ends. Beyond the Bernard of it all, “Trace Decay” moves Maeve and the Man in Black’s stories further along the path, in separate and interlocking ways. Josh and Jo talk about all of that, attempt to make sense of the show’s different timelines, address your feedback, and more.

Check the links below for Josh’s latest Westworld interviews published on The Hollywood Reporter:

Stephen Williams (Director)
Leonardo Nam and Ptolemy Slocum (Felix and Sylvester)

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Nov 22 2016

1hr 32mins

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Rank #10: Westworld Season 1 Episode 7 Recap | Trompe L’Oeil

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Welcome to Westworld! Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) will discuss the new HBO series about an old west theme park built in a futuristic world, populated by robot hosts and human guests. Theories, analysis, and overall madness is sure to ensue.

This week, Josh and Jo talk about “Trompe L’Oeil,” the riveting seventh episode of the series. It’s an episode that sufficiently changes the game, confirming a shocking detail about one character, while simultaneously putting another character on a collision course with a wall. How’s that for vague but just specific enough for those who get it? Seriously, don’t listen to this week’s podcast or read any comments below until you have watched this week’s episode. It was a big one, and Josh and Jo are all over it. Plus, there’s a death draft! Everyone loves the death draft, right?

In addition to the podcast, Josh spoke with several of the folks involved with bringing the episode to life. Check the links below for those interviews published on The Hollywood Reporter:

Jonathan “Jonah” Nolan and Lisa Joy (The Showrunners)
Jeffrey Wright (Bernard)
Sidse Babett Knudsen (Theresa)
Angela Sarafyan (Clementine)
Fred Toye (The Episode’s Director)

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Nov 16 2016

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Rank #11: Westworld Season 1 Episode 3 Recap | The Stray

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Welcome to Westworld! Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) will discuss the new HBO series about an old west theme park built in a futuristic world, populated by robot hosts and human guests. Theories, analysis, and overall madness is sure to ensue.

This week, Josh and Jo talk about “The Stray,” not to be confused with “The Strain.” (STRIGOI!) They go through the looking glass and come away with some very out-there theories about the true nature of Dolores’ programming, Bernard’s motivations, the mysterious Arnold and dastardly Wyatt, and much more.

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Read Josh’s THR Pieces on Westworld:
** James Marsden on Westworld S1E3

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Oct 18 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #12: Westworld Season 1 Episode 4 Recap | Dissonance Theory

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Welcome to Westworld! Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) will discuss the new HBO series about an old west theme park built in a futuristic world, populated by robot hosts and human guests. Theories, analysis, and overall madness is sure to ensue.

This week, Josh and Jo talk about “Dissonance Theory,” the fourth episode of the series. They dig through their own respective rabbit holes in a debate about flashbacks versus flashforwards, Maeve’s growing awareness, Robert Ford’s godlike rule over Westworld, the Man in Black’s explosive rampage, and more.

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Oct 26 2016

1hr 34mins

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Rank #13: Westworld | Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: “Kiksuya”

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: “Kiksuya”


Take our hearts with you when you go, but don’t go anywhere until you’ve listened to this week’s “Welcome to Westworld,” in which hosts Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) gush about the eighth episode of season two: “Kiksuya,” all about Zahn McClarnon’s Akecheta. Find out why they think this is one of the best episodes of Westworld yet, if not the very best.

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Jun 12 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #14: Westworld Season 1 Episode 6 Recap | The Adversary

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Welcome to Westworld! Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) will discuss the new HBO series about an old west theme park built in a futuristic world, populated by robot hosts and human guests. Theories, analysis, and overall madness is sure to ensue.

This week, Josh and Jo talk about “The Adversary,” the sixth episode of the series. It’s a Thandie Newton showcase as Maeve questions and answers the nature of her reality, discovering the full basic truth about Westworld and her existence as a host. Plus, Robert Ford reveals some secrets of his own, and we can now officially name the young boy “Robot Ford,” much to a troubled Bernard’s chagrin. The mole stands revealed as well… or does she? And even without Dolores and William in play this week, there’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it development that all but confirms the two timeline theory.

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Curt Clark (@CurtClark) provides his thoughts on the two timeline theory:

In listening to your Episode 4 recap, Jo mentioned that Westworld isn’t the sort of show you can multi-task where you can multi-task while watching.  And she was 100% correct.  I felt completely lost and resolved to go back and binge watch the first five episodes…and I began to observe some interesting things that largely support a dual timeline narrative…one centering around William and Logan and one for pretty much everything else.

As I began to track the William and Logan storyline, which was featured in Episodes 2, 4 and 5 (with a brief touchpoint at the end of Episode 3), I noticed something interesting…there are quite a few characters, both in front of and behind the scenes, that NEVER intersect with their storyline.  To note, William and Logan have never interacted or crossed paths with the following people: Teddy, Maeve, The Man in Black, Ford, Bernard, or anyone else working in what I term “Mission Control.”  We only see them interact with Dolores, Clementine and (in Pariah) Lawrence.  Of note, when Mission Control is considering retiring Maeve, they mention that Clementine could take over the brothel because she’s run it before.  In Episode 2, we only see Clementine at the brothel when William and Logan first arrive in Sweetwater…no Maeve.  Is she running it at this point?  This also fuels my theory that Teddy is a host that was made as an homage to William…the two main “good guys” in Dolores’s life. Recall that both William and Teddy have an encounter with Dolores where she drops a canned good out of her bag and it rolls and they stop it with their feet…this could be viewed at the surface as just a nice parallel between two moments…or was Teddy re-enacting something he was programmed to that was meant to mirror a moment William shared with Dolores many years ago?  And note that the Man in Black also mirrored the same “can stopping” action in a third instance.  Further connection between William and the Man in Black?

There are a couple potential violations of this, depending on how you view the edit.  First, at the end of Episode 3, right before Dolores shoots her potential rapist in the barn of her family’s homestead, she has a momentary vision where she sees her attacker as The Man in Black.  She then rides off into the night to escape.  Moments later, we see her stumble into William and Logan’s camp.  At first glance, it seems she went there from the attack (in which case the Man in Black timeline and the William timeline are concurrent).  But…she is no longer on a horse and we have no reason to believe William and Logan are camping near her homestead.  So it’s uncertain.

Secondly, there is a moment when Stubbs is told that a host is out of their assigned area, and it is uncertain if they are with a guest or not.  Later that episode, in the small town where Lawrence’s wife was killed, Dolores is approached by what seems like a park official, asking who she is with and if she is lost…and William steps in.  Again, we are meant to assume these are part of the same timeline…but Stubbs could be addressing a completely different incident elsewhere.

Anyway, my mind is swimming with each episode…of both Westworld and your podcast.  Thanks for the analysis!

Sarah Freeman (@ChannonSarah) provides thoughts on her “Bernarnold” theory:

Really excited by episode 6, in part because Maeve is awesome and in part because it provided more fodder for my favourite theory, that of Bernard being a host version of Arnold.

• The fact that the host version of Robert Ford’s family has existed for (presumably) at least 34 years outside of the system sets a precedent for unregistered hosts. It also sets a precedent for Ford using the hosts to recreate loved ones in happier times. Wouldn’t that include his former collaborator in their life’s work?

• Judging by Ford’s later interaction with his younger host self, these hosts follow the same rules as any other (which makes sense, considering we’ve already seen Young Ford encounter a guest–the Man in Black.) The father should not have been able to hurt a human, yet Ford interceded when he attacked Bernard…. Ergo, Bernard is not a human.

• Six episodes in, and we still don’t know Arnold’s full name? There’s a reason the writers are hiding it and him sharing a name with another character seems like it would require other characters to be particularly blind at this point. I’m standing by my Bernard Lowe / Arnold Weber anagram theory.

• When Elsie realizes somebody else is in the house, she calls first Bernard’s name and then Arnold’s. A sly tip off by the writers, because she’s right on both counts? (Perhaps this is a bit of wishful thinking on my part, since host Bernarnold shouldn’t kill human Elsie.)

The problem with the theory right now is that it supposes Ford to have created Bernard… but it seems Ford is not the perpetrator of these anomalies. Somebody else is talking to the malfunctioning hosts. Does that mean somebody else is controlling Bernarnold, or is there more than one solution to the Arnold mystery? A host Bernarnold *and* the real surviving Arnold somewhere?

PS Maeve is awesome.

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Nov 08 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #15: Westworld | Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: “Virtù e Fortuna”

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: “Virtù e Fortuna”

Loki has an army, the Avengers have a Hulk, Armistice has a dragon, and we have a podcast!

Welcome back to “Welcome to Westworld,” from your friendly neighborhood hosts Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated). This week, we’re digging into “Virtù e Fortuna,” the third episode of season two, filled with unexpected park detours and action sequences aplenty. Who is the park’s newest guest? Jo has a theory! What does “The Raj” really mean? Jo has a theory on that front, too! Non-stop madness and Atomic Blonde appreciation abound in the podcast ahead.

Make sure to subscribe at PostShowRecaps.com/Westworld, and leave us questions and comments through our feedback form all season long.

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May 10 2018

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Westworld | Season 3 Finale Recap: “Crisis Theory”

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Westworld | Season 3 Finale Recap: “Crisis Theory”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) are up against a new world — and in the new world, they can be whoever the bleep they want.

It’s an official wrap on season three of HBO’s Westworld, with all of the various Doloreses coming to a crashing head in the finale, “Crisis Theory.” In their recap of the episode, Josh and Jo weigh in on some of the divided takes within the fandom on how the finale landed, while also forging ahead into talking about how the various twists and turns will impact the series moving forward.

Pending enough feedback from listeners, Josh and Jo will be back next week to talk more about the finale — but again, only if they get enough feedback to warrant it! Send it in by email or by using our feedback form. Check out THR.com/Westworld for all of Josh’s Hollywood Reporter coverage of the series, including interviews with creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, star Thandie Newton, and more.

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May 05 2020

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 7 Recap: “Passed Pawn”

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 7 Recap: “Passed Pawn”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) aim a rocket launcher at season three, episode seven of “Westworld,” called “Passed Pawn.”

In “Passed Pawn,” Caleb Nichols’ (Aaron Paul) true purpose stands revealed, as he learns a lot more about himself than he bargained for. Meanwhile, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) puts the pieces in play for her endgame plans against humanity, with very little in the way to stop her — very little, of course, save for Maeve (Thandie Newton). Plus, William (Ed Harris) has an epiphany, and it’s bad news for Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth).

Josh and Jo will be back next week to talk about the season three finale. Check out THR.com/Westworld for all of Josh’s Hollywood Reporter coverage of the series, including interviews with creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, star Thandie Newton, and more.

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Previous Westworld season 3 podcast coverage …

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Apr 27 2020

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 6 Recap: “Decoherence”

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 6 Recap: “Decoherence”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) aim a rocket launcher at season three, episode six of Westworld, called “Decoherence.”

In “Decoherence,” the action primarily follows three different characters: Maeve (Thandie Newton) as she returns to War World to recruit some new allies, Charlotte (Tessa Thompson) as she tries to maintain her cover at Delos and save her family from certain doom, and William (Ed Harris) as he goes through a therapeutic battle against himself — many different versions of himself, in fact.

Josh and Jo will be back next week to talk season three, episode seven, “Passed Pawn.” Check out THR.com/Westworld for all of Josh’s Hollywood Reporter coverage of the series, including interviews with creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, star Thandie Newton, and more.

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Apr 22 2020

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 5 Recap: “Genre”

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 5 Recap: “Genre”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) take a trip through season three, episode five of HBO’s “Westworld,” called “Genre.”

In “Genre,” Aaron Paul’s Caleb experiences life through the lens of the titular drug, meant to make him see the world through different film genres. How does that work? Josh and Jo weigh in. Plus, they talk about the aftermath of Dolores’ plan, what it may mean as season three barrels into its endgame, and whether or not the full series’ endgame may be closer than we know.

Josh and Jo will be back next week to talk season three, episode six, “Decoherence.” Check out THR.com/Westworld for all of Josh’s Hollywood Reporter coverage of the series, including the Series Regular podcast as well as interviews with creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, star Thandie Newton, and more.

Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast:

Previous Westworld season 3 podcast coverage …

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Apr 15 2020

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 4 Recap: “The Mother of Exiles”

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Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) are awash in a sea of Doloreses in their recap of “Westworld” season three, episode four, “The Mother of Exile

In “The Mother of Exiles,” the mystery surrounding Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) clarifies, but with the answer comes a slew of new questions — especially as pertains to Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and the other hosts she’s brought into the new world. Josh and Jo spend most of the podcast reeling from the big Dolores revelation, while also taking time to offer some wild new theories about Bernard (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Maeve (Thandie Newton) and others.

Josh and Jo will be back next week to talk season three, episode five, “Genre.” Check out THR.com/Westworld for all of Josh’s Hollywood Reporter coverage of the series, including the Series Regular podcast as well as interviews with creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, star Thandie Newton, and more.

Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast:

Previous Westworld season 3 podcast coverage …

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Apr 07 2020

52mins

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 3 Recap: “Absence of Field”

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 3 Recap: “Absence of Field”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) try to uncover the identity of a new host in their discussion of “Westworld” season three, episode three, “Absence of Field.”

In “Absence of Field,” Tessa Thompson steps into focus as both Charlotte Hale and a new robot posing as the late Delos board member. Who is she? The question is still out there, but Josh and Jo spend most of the podcast chewing on some theoretical possibilities. Plus, Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores and Aaron Paul’s Caleb finally meet each other, with deadly results.

Josh and Jo will be back next week to talk season three, episode four, “Mother of Exiles.” Check out THR.com/Westworld for all of Josh’s Hollywood Reporter coverage of the series, including the Series Regular podcast as well as interviews with creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, star Thandie Newton, and more.

Additional reading/listening/viewing from the podcast:

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Mar 30 2020

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 2 Recap: “The Winter Line”

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Westworld | Season 3, Episode 2 Recap: “The Winter Line”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) enter a brand new world — a few of them, actually — in their discussion of “Westworld” season three, episode two, “The Winter Line.”

In “The Winter Line,” Thandie Newton’s Maeve comes into focus, wrestling with the nature of her new reality: a section of the park known as “War World,” or at least that’s what it seems. This being “Westworld,” of course, it’s not what it seems, at least not exactly. Meanwhile, Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) returns to the park, links up with Ashley Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth), and even gets a firsthand look at a brand new park called… Westerosworld? Yep, that happened.

Josh and Jo answer listener questions and discuss the episode, and will be back next week to talk season three, episode three. Check out THR.com/Westworld for all of Josh’s Hollywood Reporter coverage of the series, including the Series Regular podcast as well as interviews with creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, star Thandie Newton, and more.

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Mar 24 2020

53mins

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Robots! Christian Hubicki Talks Westworld

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Robots! Christian Hubicki Talks Westworld

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) brings robotics professor and former Survivor contestant Christian Hubicki (@chubicki) online for a special feedback show all about Westworld.  Christian brings his robotics expertise to the table, weighing in on the most and least realistic aspects of the season three premiere and series at large.

Next week, Josh and Jo Garfein will be back for their recap of season three, episode two. Send any questions and comments for the next bonus feedback show by e-mailing us at westworld@postshowrecaps.com.

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Mar 19 2020

1hr 24mins

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Westworld | Season 3 Premiere Recap: “Parce Domine”

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Westworld | Season 3 Premiere Recap: “Parce Domine”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) bring themselves back online for a brand new season of Westworld in their recap of the season three premiere entitled “Parce Domine.”

In their discussion of the season three premiere, “Parce Domine,” Josh and Jo break down the HBO drama’s brave new world: our own. Of course, it’s with a few modifications, such as mouth-computers and Evil Pokémon Go apps, but who’s keeping track? Josh and Jo are! They’re tracking all things Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), Charlotte (Tessa Thompson), Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and even newcomer Caleb Nichols (Aaron Paul). Josh recaps, Jo theorizes, and a great time is had by all.

Later this week, Josh will speak with robotics expert and Survivor veteran Christian Hubicki (Survivor: David vs. Goliath) about the season premiere of Westworld. Send any questions and comments for the bonus show through our feedback form or by e-mailing us at westworld@postshowrecaps.com.

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Mar 16 2020

1hr 13mins

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Westworld | Season 2 Finale Recap: “The Passenger”

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Westworld | Season 2 Finale Recap: “The Passenger”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) venture off into the Valley Beyond for one last WESTWORLD discussion. Join them as they pick apart the extra-sized season two finale with an extra-sized podcast, in which they clarify the confounding timelines, the post-credits scene, and much more.

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Jun 28 2018

2hr 11mins

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 9 Recap: “Vanishing Point”

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Westworld | Season 2, Episode 9: “Vanishing Point”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) are back to dig down into the rabbit hole of WESTWORLD, but please! Don’t dig into your arm! Super gross! This week, it’s all about the Man in Black losing his mind in “Vanishing Point,” not to mention the other game-changing moves made along the way. At the end, some final predictions are made as we head toward the season finale, not to mention the Valley Beyond.

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Jun 21 2018

1hr 23mins

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: “Kiksuya”

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: “Kiksuya”


Take our hearts with you when you go, but don’t go anywhere until you’ve listened to this week’s “Welcome to Westworld,” in which hosts Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) gush about the eighth episode of season two: “Kiksuya,” all about Zahn McClarnon’s Akecheta. Find out why they think this is one of the best episodes of Westworld yet, if not the very best.

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Jun 12 2018

1hr 4mins

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: “Les Écorchés”

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: “Les Écorchés”


Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) returns to “Welcome to Westworld,” just in time for Robert Ford’s first major comeback episode!

This week on the podcast, Josh and Jo (@jopinionated) dig into Dolores’ assault on the Mesa, our best look yet at Evil Teddy, the ramifications of the Cradle’s destruction and what may lie ahead at the Valley Beyond, why the HBO series might take a turn for The Matrix, and much more.

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Jun 07 2018

1hr 24mins

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: “Phase Space”

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: “Phase Space”

It’s a Westworld host takeover…of a different kind! Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) serves as a replacement host for Josh, as he joins Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) to break down the most recent episode of Westworld.

The start to the back half of the second season amped up the action, drama, and mystery, hurtling forward like a wayward train. Mike and Jo talk through the variety of character introductions, goodbyes, and reunions both heartfelt and intense. Plus, they get into the ramifications that come with the introduction to “the Cradle,” the backup system for the hosts, as well as the surprise appearance that ended the episode.

Send your questions and comments about Westworld to us through our feedback form at postshowrecaps.com/feedback, and subscribe to the podcast at postshowrecaps.com/westworld.

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May 31 2018

1hr 39mins

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: “Akane No Mai”

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: “Akane No Mai”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) are back together again talking about not only Westworld, but also Shogun World.

This week, the HBO drama pushed all the way in on the newest park in the game, first teased in the first season finale. How did it play out? No shocker here: Josh and Jo loved their journey through Shogun World, and they’ll tell you exactly why — plus, they’ll talk a bit about where they think it’s all going. Oh, and then there’s Dolores and Teddy. Won’t somebody please think of poor Teddy!?

Send your questions and comments about Westworld to us through our feedback form at postshowrecaps.com/feedback, and subscribe to the podcast at postshowrecaps.com/westworld.

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May 24 2018

1hr 1min

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: “The Riddle of the Sphinx”

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: “The Riddle of the Sphinx”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) recaps the latest episode of Westworld, “Riddle of the Sphinx,” and his recap comes with an asterisk.

You know what they say: if you aim to cheat the devil, you owe him an offering — and in the case of the latest Welcome to Westworld podcast, the offering is co-host Jo Garfein (@jopinionated), who sadly could not appear this week due to being sick. Get well soon, Jo, and we’ll see you at Shogun World!

While our regular co-host is on the mend, Josh is joined this week by Emily Fox (@emelette), and how appropriate! In “Riddle of the Sphinx,” it’s revealed that Emily, the Man in Black’s daughter, is the same guest who escaped from The Raj in episode three. The Man in Black and Emily have reunited, just as Josh’s very bad Ed Harris impression and Emily have joined forces on the podcast. 

In their conversation about “Riddle of the Sphinx,” Josh and Emily weigh in on what some fans have described as the best episode of Westworld yet, the various sequences involving Peter Mullan as James Delos, the possibilities and implications of the human-host hybrid experiments, the Man in Black’s apparent redemption arc, the return of Elsie Stubbs (!!), the secrets of Ghost Nation, and much more.

Let us know what you think of this week’s podcast in the comments below and send us your questions through our feedback form. Josh and Jo will be back next week to discuss episode five of season two, “Akane No Mai,” where all things Shogun World shall be revealed.

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May 17 2018

1hr 36mins

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: “Virtù e Fortuna”

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: “Virtù e Fortuna”

Loki has an army, the Avengers have a Hulk, Armistice has a dragon, and we have a podcast!

Welcome back to “Welcome to Westworld,” from your friendly neighborhood hosts Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated). This week, we’re digging into “Virtù e Fortuna,” the third episode of season two, filled with unexpected park detours and action sequences aplenty. Who is the park’s newest guest? Jo has a theory! What does “The Raj” really mean? Jo has a theory on that front, too! Non-stop madness and Atomic Blonde appreciation abound in the podcast ahead.

Make sure to subscribe at PostShowRecaps.com/Westworld, and leave us questions and comments through our feedback form all season long.

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May 10 2018

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Westworld | Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: “Reunion”

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Westworld Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: “Reunion”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) return for another edition of “Welcome to Westworld,” their weekly podcast series running down the latest twists and turns in the HBO drama. This week, Josh and Jo head away from the park and out into the real world to check out all of the splendor alongside Dolores. In the process, several insane theories are born, and a Breaking Bad icon even makes an appearance.

Subscribe to the podcast at postshowrecaps.com/westworld, send in your feedback using our feedback form: postshowrecaps.com/feedback, and visit THR.com/Westworld for Josh’s coverage of the series.

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May 03 2018

1hr 26mins

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Westworld Season 2 Episode 1 Recap: “Journey Into Night”

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Josh Wigler recaps “Journey into Night”,  Season 2, Episode 1 Premiere of “Westworld”

Welcome back to “Welcome to Westworld,” the Post Show Recaps podcast hosted by Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated). This week, Josh and Jo break down the season premiere, “Journey Into Night,” the first new episode since season one ended in 2016. Spoiler alert: get ready for tons of LOST references.

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Apr 26 2018

1hr 20mins

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Westworld Season 1 Episode 10 Recap | The Bicameral Mind

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Welcome to Westworld! Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) will discuss the new HBO series about an old west theme park built in a futuristic world, populated by robot hosts and human guests. Theories, analysis, and overall madness is sure to ensue.

Just as these violent delights must have violent ends, so too must the Welcome to Westworld podcast come to an end… for now, at least. In their final podcast of the season, Josh and Jo break down the season finale, “The Bicameral Mind,” and all of its many glorious reveals. They speculate on what Ford’s plan means for the future of the series, what the heck Samurai World is all about, where the park is truly located, and much more. Plus, they answer your feedback questions and comments, as they bid adieu to Westworld until the show returns in 2018.

Check the links below for Josh’s Westworld finale interviews published on The Hollywood Reporter:

Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy (co-creators and showrunners)
Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores)
Ed Harris (The Man in Black)
Jimmi Simpson (William)

And click here to read the BuzzFeed article about the photo of Logan’s sister.

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E-mail us at westworld@postshowrecaps.com
Send your questions and theories in through our feedback form, and ping Josh and Jo on Twitter.

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Dec 08 2016

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