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The Hatch: A Lost Podcast

On The Hatch, we re-watch an episode of "Lost" every week and interview cast and crew about their work on the show. Call and leave co-hosts Sammy and Rosie your take on each episode: 95-46-DHARMA.

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Season 2: One of Them

Finally, the long-promised interview with Michael Emerson, whose brilliant portrayal of Ben Linus begins in this episode. Plus: Why does Sayid agree to torture Ben/Henry Gale? How brilliant is their back and forth? And how do the show's writers treat war in Sayid's flashback?  Find us on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast, and at Facebook.com/TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

41mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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Season 3: The Glass Ballerina

Sun and Jin continue to intrigue us. Sayid, for the first time ever (?), disappoints us. And Co-Executive Producer Jean Higgins surprises us with a take on the smoke monster.  Find us on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast, and at Facebook.com/TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

35mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Season 2: Man of Science, Man of Faith

Welcome to Season 2 of The Hatch, in which we finally enter the hatch! We return to our original position on Jack, become fascinated with what exactly Locke's faith looks like, and discuss various theories of Desmond, one of our all-time favorite characters. The best part? Sammy interviews Henry Ian Cusick, who brought Desmond to life on screen.  We're on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA, and please rate/review us on iTunes. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

38mins

15 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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Season 3: A Tale of Two Cities

We're back for another season! We're delighted to meet Juliet. Ben's out of the book club. Jack shows some growth. And we start an interview with Co-Executive Producer Jean Higgins, who was "first in, last out" on set in Hawaii and remembers what feels like every detail.  Find us on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast, and at Facebook.com/TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

34mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Season 2: The Whole Truth

In The Whole Truth, Sun finds out she is pregnant and proceeds to tell Jin (and the viewers)... something other than the whole truth. In the subplots, Ana-Lucia obtains the map to Henry Gale's balloon, she and Sayid set off to find it. In the brilliant final seconds, Henry/Ben Linus tells John and Jack that, hypothetically, he could be leading them into a trap. Plus, the last few minutes of our conversation with Michael Emerson.   Find us on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast, and at Facebook.com/TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

38mins

27 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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Season 1: White Rabbit

We talk about season 1, episode 5, "White Rabbit," and try to figure out what's going on in Jack's head as he chases his dead dad around the island. Director Jack Bender tells us what he thinks about fans who didn't like the finale. As you watch season 1, call 95-46-DHARMA and leave us your hot takes on each episode. We'll play them on the show. Our theme music is "Just A Blip" by Andy G. Cohen. Hear more from Andy here: . Our cover art is by Danny Roth. See more from Danny here: .

32mins

8 Apr 2017

Rank #6

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Season 2: Dave

In "Dave," we get a deep, occasionally dark look into Hurley's past and present psychological troubles. Inside the hatch, "Henry"/Ben continues to frustrate his captors, though he seems to have earned Locke's trust. And Jason Mittell tells us about the early days of Lostpedia and why he loves the series finale.  Find us on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast, and at Facebook.com/TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

40mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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Season 3: Further Instructions

Oh, boy, it's the sweat lodge episode. John and Charlie go into the jungle for an encounter with the polar bear — excuse me, /a/ polar bear. And Jean Higgins gives us more insight into how she helped bring Lost to life. Find us on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast and at facebook.com/TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

37mins

29 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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Season 1: Exodus, Parts 2-3

We watch the season one finale, "Exodus, Parts 2 and 3," and decide we are firmly on Jack's side (!). We hear more from M.C. Gainey about The Others. Finally, we reflect on our most surprising characters and moments from the first season, including Boone's journey, Sayid and Rousseau's face-off and Aaron's birth. Thank you so much for returning to the Island with us! We'll be back soon with season two. We're on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA, and please rate/review us on iTunes. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

1hr 1min

23 Feb 2018

Rank #9

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Season 2: The Other 48 Days

We're delighted to bring you the second half of our conversation with Damon Lindelof, the enormously affable co-creator of Lost. We're also delighted to discuss one of our favorite episodes, The Other 48 Days, which offers early but revelatory glimpses at Ana-Lucia and Mr. Eko. Find us on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast, and at Facebook.com/TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

37mins

28 Sep 2018

Rank #10

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Season 3: Par Avion

This is somehow the last Claire-centric episode of "Lost," so we dive deep into her troubled childhood, her still-rocky relationship with Charlie and the revelation that Christian Shephard is her father. Plus we've got more from actor Andrew Divoff (Mikhail Bakunin), who agrees that Mikhail is a psychopath and talks about his fight scene with Harrison Ford in "Air Force One." Find us on Twitter at @TheHatchPodcast and at facebook.com/thehatchpodcast. Leave us your hot take at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

44mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Season 1: Walkabout

We talk about season 1, episode 4, "Walkabout." Director Jack Bender says this is where "we found the show." Sammy agrees.  As you watch season 1, call 95-46-DHARMA and leave us your hot takes on each episode. We'll play them on the show. Our theme music is "Just A Blip" by Andy G. Cohen. Hear more from Andy here:   Our cover art is by Danny Roth. See more from Danny here:

23mins

26 Mar 2017

Rank #12

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Season 2: Fire + Water

Yes, this is the one where Charlie steals Claire's baby and Locke punches him. We cringe our way through the episode and consider the possibility that Charlie is in fact using heroin again, despite what he tells Jack. We also share more of our interview with set decorator Rick Romer, who tells us about how he designed Ben's house, and the firestorm caused by the design of psychic Richard Malkin's house. Find us on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast, and at Facebook.com/TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

38mins

28 Nov 2018

Rank #13

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Season 1: Hearts and Minds

We watch season one, episode 13, "Hearts and Minds," and wish Boone could've stuck around longer. Jen Chaney, TV columnist at Vulture, and Liz Kelly Nelson, VP of Strategic Content Development at the USA TODAY Network, join us for the discussion -- you may remember them from episode recaps on the Washington Post's "Celebritology" blog. We're on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

30mins

23 Sep 2017

Rank #14

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Season 2: Maternity Leave

"Henry Gale" is still a prisoner in the hatch, which means we've got more from our interview with Michael Emerson. He waxes eloquent on the Ben/Locke relationship and what it was like to work with Terry O'Quinn. He also shares his thoughts on the LOST finale. Find us on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast, and at Facebook.com/TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

38mins

19 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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Season 1: The Moth

We watch season one, episode seven, "The Moth," and discuss Charlie, John Locke and Sawyer (including some thoughts from a listener!) Plus, an interview with Neil Hopkins, who tells us about his audition for the part of Liam Pace and his love for Oasis.  We're on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast and available by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

29mins

23 May 2017

Rank #16

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Season 1: House of the Rising Sun

We watch season one, episode six, "House of the Rising Sun," and read from a 40-page essay shared with us by writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach in lieu of an interview. Plus, which host would have stayed on the beach and who would have chosen the caves? As always, we're on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast and available by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

25mins

23 Apr 2017

Rank #17

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Season 1: Special

We watch season one, episode 14, "Special," and debate what went wrong between Michael and Susan, and how much sympathy Michael deserves. We settle that debate (sort of) by asking the episode's writer, David Fury, what he had in mind for Michael and Walt. We're on Twitter @TheHatchPodcast. Leave us your hot take by phone at +1 954-6-DHARMA, and please rate/review us on iTunes. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

31mins

6 Oct 2017

Rank #18

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Season 3: The Man From Tallahassee

A lot happens in this episode: Locke blows up the submarine when Juliet and Jack are SO close to getting off the island. John and Ben have more incredible repartee. And Anthony Cooper is much more evil than we knew. Plus, more from Andrew Divoff, who played Mikhail Bakunin!  Find us on Twitter at @TheHatchPodcast and at facebook.com/thehatchpodcast. Leave us your hot take at +1 954-6-DHARMA. Our theme music is by Andy G. Cohen and our cover art is by Danny Roth.

37mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Season 3: Expose

"If you have not yet allowed the brilliance of "The Gang Buries Nikki and Paolo Alive" into your heart, then there's nothing I will be able to say to convince you otherwise. Okay, maybe two words: 'Razzle dazzle.'" — The Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 20, 2019 This week, we have a ridiculous amount of fun discussing Expose, which has aged brilliantly, according to 100% of our listeners who called in with hot takes. We're also joined by Ivan Askwith, a TV producer and "fan whisperer" who has written about Lost's relationship to its fans.

45mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #20