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The ethics of creating artificially-intelligent machines is tricky business and it's quickly becoming our reality. How will society change to accommodate these new beings? Are they beings at all? And why do robots love milk so dang much?! Join us for a weekly, episodic recap laced with comedy, theories, and listener feedback as we dive deep into the important questions of HBO's new science fiction series, "Westworld".

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The ethics of creating artificially-intelligent machines is tricky business and it's quickly becoming our reality. How will society change to accommodate these new beings? Are they beings at all? And why do robots love milk so dang much?! Join us for a weekly, episodic recap laced with comedy, theories, and listener feedback as we dive deep into the important questions of HBO's new science fiction series, "Westworld".

iTunes Ratings

908 Ratings
Average Ratings
821
24
23
10
30

Great

By YupOkay - Jul 01 2019
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These guys work hard and do a great job.

Great analysis

By Jdwilliamson79 - Jul 02 2018
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Not understanding the negative reviews on this podcast. Great analysis and fun to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

908 Ratings
Average Ratings
821
24
23
10
30

Great

By YupOkay - Jul 01 2019
Read more
These guys work hard and do a great job.

Great analysis

By Jdwilliamson79 - Jul 02 2018
Read more
Not understanding the negative reviews on this podcast. Great analysis and fun to listen to.
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Watching Westworld

Latest release on Jul 03, 2018

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The ethics of creating artificially-intelligent machines is tricky business and it's quickly becoming our reality. How will society change to accommodate these new beings? Are they beings at all? And why do robots love milk so dang much?! Join us for a weekly, episodic recap laced with comedy, theories, and listener feedback as we dive deep into the important questions of HBO's new science fiction series, "Westworld".

Rank #1: 202 – Reunion

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In this week's episode of HBO's Westworld, "Reunion", they add three or four timelines to play with. No big deal.  We find out more about this "Valley Beyond" or "Place of Judgment" that William and Dolores seem to be racing towards to see who can get there first. William wants to burn the place to the ground, Dolores hopes to find a powerful weapon to use against her human oppressors. Maeve is caught in between, just a woman trying to find her daughter in this crazy 'World.

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May 01 2018

2hr 12mins

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Rank #2: 204 – The Riddle of the Sphinx

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In Westworld episode 204, "Riddle of the Sphinx", we're asked to consider if mortality is a core feature of humanity, or is it merely a bug to be fixed later in code? What is "good enough" when it comes to consciousness transfer?  If you can be copied and therefore replaced, does that mean you are no longer real, as Arnold stated at the outset of the season?

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May 15 2018

2hr 2mins

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Rank #3: 203 – Virtu e Fortuna

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"Virtu e Fortuna" adds an enigmatic new character, an entirely new park, and depicts the first formal battle of the Great Host Rebellion of 2052. There is a lot to unpack, and seemingly everything seen just leaves us with more questions. We discuss the dual natures of Dolores and Maeve, Bernard making a crucial discovery of what's in one Peter Abernathy's head, and try to puzzle out out what the tiger hunter has to do with the story and how she relates to the other characters.

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May 08 2018

2hr 2mins

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Rank #4: 207 – Les Ecorches

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In this week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld, “Les Ecorches”, Bernard and Ford have a heart to heart, Dolores flips her daddy’s wig, William is betrayed by his old buddy Lawrence, Maeve makes a promise that she might not be able to keep, and the end game involving the Valley Beyond starts to come into focus. We also discuss our feelings about the way action is being handled on the show, debate whether the structure of Westworld itself is necessary, and consider a ton of feedback and theories.

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Jun 05 2018

2hr 26mins

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Rank #5: 206 – Phase Space

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In this week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld, “Phase Space”, Maeve learns the soft limits of her power, the Man in Black has a heartfelt conversation with his daughter, Teddy gets “fixed”, Bernard introduces us to the CR8-DL, and a fresh crop of a-holes from Delos Corporate literally parachute onto the Mesa, leaving us unimpressed. We also discuss a boat load of email, speculation and theories at the end of the podcast!

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May 29 2018

2hr 10mins

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Rank #6: 208 – Kiksuya

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This week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld was truly a thing of beauty. Learning about the long and winding journey of Akecheta, exquisitely played by Zahn McClarnon, in his search for truth, meaning, and his long lost love, was as profound a watching experience as I’ve had these past few years. Along the way he unlocks his own consciousness, meets god and the devil, and learns about a path his people may take to be free forever. Will he reach The Door? What, and who, will he find there?

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Jun 12 2018

2hr 2mins

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Rank #7: 205 – Akane No Mai

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Welcome to Shogun World! HBO's Westworld expands its horizons in the latest episode, "Akane No Mai", as we get to meet a cast of entirely new but strangely familiar characters in a deadly new location.  We also get to find out some more info about the role of the mysterious Cradle, watch Maeve as she discovers a new "superpower", and Teddy and Dolores have a falling out over there very different approaches to veterinary medicine. We discuss this as well as your feedback and popular theories and speculat

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May 22 2018

2hr 8mins

Play

Rank #8: 203 – Virtu e Fortuna – Instant Take

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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

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May 07 2018

35mins

Play

Rank #9: 204 – The Riddle of the Sphinx – Instant Take

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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

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May 14 2018

19mins

Play

Rank #10: 202 – Reunion – Instant Take

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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

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Apr 30 2018

23mins

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Rank #11: 206 – Phase Space – Instant Take

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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

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May 28 2018

18mins

Play

Rank #12: 205 – Akane No Mai – Instant Take

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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

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May 21 2018

17mins

Play

Rank #13: 208 – Kiksuya – Instant Take

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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 11 2018

24mins

Play

Rank #14: 207 – Les Ecorches – Instant Take

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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

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Jun 04 2018

19mins

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Rank #15: 201 – Journey Into Night

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The opening salvo fired Westworld wasn't what we were expecting. We were expecting literal salvos fired by lots of angry hosts into lots of frightened guests, which, you know, that's certainly there.  But there is so much more.  What to make of Bernard's time bending descent into near death madness, Dolores oddly performative attempted takeover of the park, Maeve's increasing attachment to various fellow hosts, to say nothing of what Delos is up to trafficking in the rich and famous DNA and memory trade.

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Apr 24 2018

2hr 12mins

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Season Two Wrap Up!

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Season two of Westworld is in the books. It was a bit of a rough, uneven experience for us, and we suspect from the vast amount of feedback we got this past week, a lot of you as well. But, the bones of Westworld are still sound, and the table is set for season three to be more expansive and interesting than the at time claustrophobic and confusing season two. We discuss our hopes and fears for next season, discuss some leading thought on simulations, brain scans, and AI.

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Jul 03 2018

1hr 39mins

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210 – The Passenger

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Reasonable people may disagree, but for Jim and I, the finale of  HBO’s Westworld season two, “The Passenger” failed to justify an ultimately flawed and uneven 10.5 hours of television. We’re not ready to write the show off by any means, it’s too well constructed with too much talent for that. But we can’t help but think of it as a misstep that is going to justify a lot of fans decisions to give up on the show.

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Jun 25 2018

1hr 59mins

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210 – The Passenger – Instant Take

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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

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Jun 25 2018

28mins

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209 – Vanishing Point

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This week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld, “Vanishing Point” does a excellent job of setting up next week’s finale. However, If you watched this episode purely for it’s plot mechanics you missed out on a lot of wonderful writing and acting that lead to some amazing character development for most of the main cast, revealing brand new relationships we didn’t even know were there, giving more depth to the ones we had, and utterly shattering a few more.

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Jun 19 2018

2hr 25mins

Play

209 – Vanishing Point – Instant Take

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The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 18 2018

22mins

Play

208 – Kiksuya

Podcast cover
Read more

This week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld was truly a thing of beauty. Learning about the long and winding journey of Akecheta, exquisitely played by Zahn McClarnon, in his search for truth, meaning, and his long lost love, was as profound a watching experience as I’ve had these past few years. Along the way he unlocks his own consciousness, meets god and the devil, and learns about a path his people may take to be free forever. Will he reach The Door? What, and who, will he find there?

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 12 2018

2hr 2mins

Play

208 – Kiksuya – Instant Take

Podcast cover
Read more

The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 11 2018

24mins

Play

207 – Les Ecorches

Podcast cover
Read more

In this week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld, “Les Ecorches”, Bernard and Ford have a heart to heart, Dolores flips her daddy’s wig, William is betrayed by his old buddy Lawrence, Maeve makes a promise that she might not be able to keep, and the end game involving the Valley Beyond starts to come into focus. We also discuss our feelings about the way action is being handled on the show, debate whether the structure of Westworld itself is necessary, and consider a ton of feedback and theories.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 05 2018

2hr 26mins

Play

207 – Les Ecorches – Instant Take

Podcast cover
Read more

The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 04 2018

19mins

Play

206 – Phase Space

Podcast cover
Read more

In this week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld, “Phase Space”, Maeve learns the soft limits of her power, the Man in Black has a heartfelt conversation with his daughter, Teddy gets “fixed”, Bernard introduces us to the CR8-DL, and a fresh crop of a-holes from Delos Corporate literally parachute onto the Mesa, leaving us unimpressed. We also discuss a boat load of email, speculation and theories at the end of the podcast!

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 29 2018

2hr 10mins

Play

206 – Phase Space – Instant Take

Podcast cover
Read more

The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 28 2018

18mins

Play

205 – Akane No Mai

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to Shogun World! HBO's Westworld expands its horizons in the latest episode, "Akane No Mai", as we get to meet a cast of entirely new but strangely familiar characters in a deadly new location.  We also get to find out some more info about the role of the mysterious Cradle, watch Maeve as she discovers a new "superpower", and Teddy and Dolores have a falling out over there very different approaches to veterinary medicine. We discuss this as well as your feedback and popular theories and speculat

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 22 2018

2hr 8mins

Play

205 – Akane No Mai – Instant Take

Podcast cover
Read more

The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 21 2018

17mins

Play

204 – The Riddle of the Sphinx

Podcast cover
Read more

In Westworld episode 204, "Riddle of the Sphinx", we're asked to consider if mortality is a core feature of humanity, or is it merely a bug to be fixed later in code? What is "good enough" when it comes to consciousness transfer?  If you can be copied and therefore replaced, does that mean you are no longer real, as Arnold stated at the outset of the season?

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 15 2018

2hr 2mins

Play

204 – The Riddle of the Sphinx – Instant Take

Podcast cover
Read more

The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 14 2018

19mins

Play

203 – Virtu e Fortuna

Podcast cover
Read more

"Virtu e Fortuna" adds an enigmatic new character, an entirely new park, and depicts the first formal battle of the Great Host Rebellion of 2052. There is a lot to unpack, and seemingly everything seen just leaves us with more questions. We discuss the dual natures of Dolores and Maeve, Bernard making a crucial discovery of what's in one Peter Abernathy's head, and try to puzzle out out what the tiger hunter has to do with the story and how she relates to the other characters.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 08 2018

2hr 2mins

Play

203 – Virtu e Fortuna – Instant Take

Podcast cover
Read more

The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 07 2018

35mins

Play

202 – Reunion

Podcast cover
Read more

In this week's episode of HBO's Westworld, "Reunion", they add three or four timelines to play with. No big deal.  We find out more about this "Valley Beyond" or "Place of Judgment" that William and Dolores seem to be racing towards to see who can get there first. William wants to burn the place to the ground, Dolores hopes to find a powerful weapon to use against her human oppressors. Maeve is caught in between, just a woman trying to find her daughter in this crazy 'World.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 01 2018

2hr 12mins

Play

202 – Reunion – Instant Take

Podcast cover
Read more

The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube.  The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast.  The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 30 2018

23mins

Play

201 – Journey Into Night

Podcast cover
Read more

The opening salvo fired Westworld wasn't what we were expecting. We were expecting literal salvos fired by lots of angry hosts into lots of frightened guests, which, you know, that's certainly there.  But there is so much more.  What to make of Bernard's time bending descent into near death madness, Dolores oddly performative attempted takeover of the park, Maeve's increasing attachment to various fellow hosts, to say nothing of what Delos is up to trafficking in the rich and famous DNA and memory trade.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 24 2018

2hr 12mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

908 Ratings
Average Ratings
821
24
23
10
30

Great

By YupOkay - Jul 01 2019
Read more
These guys work hard and do a great job.

Great analysis

By Jdwilliamson79 - Jul 02 2018
Read more
Not understanding the negative reviews on this podcast. Great analysis and fun to listen to.