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The Walking Dead Talk Through is an episode by episode discussion about all the TV and movies within the AMC's The Walking Dead Universe. In each episode, we talk about the character arcs and their interactions with other characters, the plot, and action of the episode, and make predictions on what will happen. Our listeners are very important to us, and your feedback is an essential part of this podcast. Host Brian Meloche is joined by co-host Mark Kirkman for The Walking Dead episodes, and Kyle McAdams for Fear the Walking Dead episodes. More shows to come when applicable. Thanks for listening!

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The Walking Dead Talk Through is an episode by episode discussion about all the TV and movies within the AMC's The Walking Dead Universe. In each episode, we talk about the character arcs and their interactions with other characters, the plot, and action of the episode, and make predictions on what will happen. Our listeners are very important to us, and your feedback is an essential part of this podcast. Host Brian Meloche is joined by co-host Mark Kirkman for The Walking Dead episodes, and Kyle McAdams for Fear the Walking Dead episodes. More shows to come when applicable. Thanks for listening!

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Fun to listen to

By Cajuncartoon - Aug 19 2018
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These guys are always fun to listen to.

Thanks for your show

By Angela M. Sharp - Apr 10 2018
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Thank you for a great show!

iTunes Ratings

60 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
6
2
1
8

Fun to listen to

By Cajuncartoon - Aug 19 2018
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These guys are always fun to listen to.

Thanks for your show

By Angela M. Sharp - Apr 10 2018
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Thank you for a great show!
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The Walking Dead Talk Through

Latest release on May 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: TWDTT 107 – The World Before (S10E8)

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Talking Through The World Before

For episode 107 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle returns as we talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 8, titled The World Before. This episode was written by Julia Ruchman and directed by John Dahl.

We have feedback for last week’s episode…

We had some feedback for last week’s episode. The discussion for this week’s episode begins at 17 minutes and 39 seconds.

Walker Siddiq…

Who is Dante? Well, now we know. That cold open told you everything you wanted to know, just like I said it would.

Send in your feedback!

We will be going on hiatus over the break, though we plan to release new Patreon content. Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E9, titled… Well, we don’t know yet… by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. If you have any feedback on this episode, The World Before, the first half-season, or predictions about the second half, send that in, too, and we’ll cover it when we get back! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

macro plot issues vs. Micro plot issues.

I just had a brilliant idea pop into my head to explain the problems with fear versus the problems with The Walking Dead And this episode is a good example of the two. Sometimes, The Walking Dead suffers from micro plot issues. In other words how something happens in a scene or the explanation for a particular action, like them all going into the cave or Michonne going off in a boat, is poorly executed. The problem on fear is a macro plot ssue. It’s not the mostly the little things that they do from scene to scene that cause issues, although it still has problems with micro plot issues, the problem with fear is that there are issues with the entire story arc. Those are much more severe and problematic.

Ratings are surprisingly down for a mid-season finale…

Ratings for S10E8 The World Before are lower than last week. It got a 1.02 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.214 million viewers. This is down from last week, which got a 1.12 in the 18-49 and 3.311 million viewers. That 1.02 means the show is going into the break at its all-time low ratings for the show in its 10-season history. That doesn’t bode well for the second half, which is historically lower than the first half. Talking Dead was down as well. It got a 0.29 in the 18-49 demographic, with 1.133 million viewers, down from 0.41 and 1.380 million last week.

We could use your help in collecting feedback!

Lately. it’s been difficult collecting the feedback, and we could use your help. The bulk of feedback comes in on Tuesdays; we have limited availability on Tuesdays. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast out, please drop us a line, either using the feedback form, the Facebook group, the Talk Through Media Facebook page, or if you are friends with us on Facebook, over Messenger. We’ll work out something if you can, like comping you into the Patreon, assuming we can do that.

Sign up to our Patreon and listen to our Walker Stalker Con Atlanta coverage!

We recorded our first Patreon-only call-in/roundtable episode a few weeks back! Sign up and get special access to the recording at the $5 level. That’s at https://www.patreon.com/WalkingDeadTalkThrough. Mark was at Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, and we heard about his panel with the original artist of The Walking Dead Comic book, Tony Moore! We also had Dianna from the Aim for the Head Podcast, Lizzie from the Brains Gone Bad podcast, Jason from Podcastica’s Walking Dead ‘Cast and listener Kat join us to relay their convention experiences. Those that stayed after the recording got to hear some other stuff that you only get from joining us live!

The Star Trek Picard Cast is now available!

The first episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast is available! If you can’t find it on your podcast client of choice, you can find the RSS feed here: https://talkthroughmedia.com/feed/podcast/picardcast. You can subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-star-trek-picard-cast/id1484282108. It’s also available on Spotify.

Subscribe and Support!

Please remember to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or whatever is your podcast client of choice. Subscribing to us helps us move up in the rankings, so it’ll help us out tremendously! You’ll also get new episodes when released. And while you’re in there, leave us a rating or review! It only takes a few minutes and it also helps us out! And join our Facebook group! Follow us on Twitter! And like the network’s Facebook page!

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Nov 28 2019

2hr 39mins

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Rank #2: TWDTT 105 – Bonds (S10E6)

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Talking Through Bonds

For episode 105 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 6, titled Bonds. This episode was written by Kevin Deiboldt, and directed by Dan Liu.

We apologize for any technical issues with our feeds…

Before we get into this episode, we have had some technical issues this week, and we apologize for them. Hopefully, they have been resolved, but please let us know if you had to get this from the website because your podcast client couldn’t down the episode.

Negan’s back at it!

Jeffrey Dean Morgan delivered another standout performance this week.

Carol is awesome

Do we need to say anything else?

What’s going on with Siddiq?

We are going to lose a lot of people!

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E7, titled Open Your Eyes, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. If you have any feedback on this episode, Silence the Whisperers, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are up slightly…

Ratings for S10E6 Bonds were slightly higher. It got a 1.05 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.212 million viewers. This is down from last week, which got a 1.03 in the 18-49 and 3.086 million viewers. Talking Dead was down as well. It got a 0.36 in the 18-49 demographic, with 1.164 million viewers, down from 0.38 and 1.253 million last week.

We could use your help in collecting feedback!

Lately. it’s been difficult collecting the feedback, and we could use your help. The bulk of feedback comes in on Tuesdays; we have limited availability on Tuesdays. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast out, please drop us a line, either using the feedback form,

Nov 15 2019

1hr 44mins

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Rank #3: TWDTT 106 – Open Your Eyes (S10E7)

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For episode 106 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 7, titled Open Your Eyes. This episode was written by Corey Reed and directed by Michael Cudlitz.

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We have feedback for last week’s episode…

We had some feedback for last week’s episode.The discussion for this week’s episode begins at 21 minutes and 41 seconds.

Poor Siddiq…

What really happened to Siddiq? Who is Dante? Well, now we know. This episode was shocking! It was also well written, acted, and directed. I was deeply affected by the death of Siddiq. I am still angry that they have killed yet another doctor!

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E8, titled The World Before, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. If you have any feedback on this episode, Silence the Whisperers, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are up again…

Ratings for S10E6 Bonds were slightly higher. It got a 1.0 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.212 million viewers. This is down from last week, which got a 1.05 in the 18-49 and 3.086 million viewers. Talking Dead was down as well. It got a 0.36 in the 18-49 demographic, with 1.164 million viewers, down from 0.38 and 1.253 million last week.

We could use your help in collecting feedback!

Lately. it’s been difficult collecting the feedback, and we could use your help. The bulk of feedback comes in on Tuesdays; we have limited availability on Tuesdays. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast out, please drop us a line, either using the feedback form, the Facebook group, the Talk Through Media Facebook page, or if you are friends with us on Facebook, over Messenger. We’ll work out something if you can, like comping you into the Patreon, assuming we can do that.

Sign up to our Patreon and listen to our Walker Stalker Con Atlanta coverage!

We recorded our first Patreon-only call-in/roundtable episode a few weeks back! Sign up and get special access to the recording at the $5 level. That’s at https://www.patreon.com/WalkingDeadTalkThrough. Mark was at Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, and we heard about his panel with the original artist of The Walking Dead Comic book, Tony Moore! We also had Dianna from the Aim for the Head Podcast, Lizzie from the Brains Gone Bad podcast, Jason from Podcastica’s Walking Dead ‘Cast and listener Kat join us to relay their convention experiences. Those that stayed after the recording got to hear some other stuff that you only get from joining us live!

The Star Trek Picard Cast is now available!

The first episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast is available! If you can’t find it on your podcast client of choice, you can find the RSS feed here: https://talkthroughmedia.com/feed/podcast/picardcast. You can subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-star-trek-picard-cast/id1484282108. It’s also available on Spotify.

Subscribe and Support!

Please remember to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or whatever is your podcast client of choice. Subscribing to us helps us move up in the rankings, so it’ll help us out tremendously! You’ll also get new episodes when released. And while you’re in there, leave us a rating or review! It only takes a few minutes and it also helps us out! And join our Facebook group! Follow us on Twitter! And like the network’s Facebook page!

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Nov 22 2019

2hr 26mins

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Rank #4: TWDTT 111 – Walk With Us (S10E12)

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Talking Through Walk With Us

For episode 111 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark, and some voicemail from Brian talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 12 titled Walk With Us. This episode was written by Eli Jorné & Nicole Mirante-Matthews and directed by Greg Nicotero.

Hilltop Burns, Judith Stabs, and we lose some but one was worth the wait!

This episode was action-packed from the start. We have never seen The Hilltop is such die straights before but unfortunately for our group, they couldn’t hold and had to retreat. Negan, in the end, surprised us all and after such a long wait the payoff is well… how can I say… came to a head. So enjoy as we discuss this episode in all its flaming glory.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E13, titled What We Become, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. If you have any feedback on this episode, Walk With Us, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are WAY UP!!!

In a shocking turn of events, ratings for S10E12 Walk With Us are way up from last week’s historic lows. It got a 1.23 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.494 million viewers. This is up from last week‘s episode, which got a 0.92 in the 18-49 and 2.927 million viewers. That’s an increase of 0.31 in the 18-49 and 567,000 viewers, up 34 and 19% respectively. But what an episode NOT to have a corresponding episode of Talking Dead with it! Due to the Coronavirus scare, Talking Dead did not have an episode this week. AMC aired an episode of Norman Reedus’ Ride instead. This is the first time an episode of The Walking Dead hasn’t had a corresponding Talking Dead since Season 1 if you don’t count the “Survival SundaySeason 8 finale episode, which aired directly after the Season 4 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead and featured cast from both shows.

We could use your help in collecting feedback!

Lately. it’s been difficult collecting the feedback, and we could use your help. The bulk of feedback comes in on Tuesdays; we have limited availability on Tuesdays. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast out, please drop us a line, either using the feedback form, the Facebook group, the Talk Through Media Facebook page, or if you are friends with us on Facebook, over Messenger. We’ll work out something if you can, like comping you into the Patreon, assuming we can do that.

Sign up to our Patreon!

Sign up to our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WalkingDeadTalkThrough.

Brian is busy with The Star Trek Picard Cast…

The Star Trek Picard Cast is available! If you can’t find it on your podcast client of choice, you can find the RSS feed here: https://talkthroughmedia.com/feed/podcast/picardcast. You can subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-star-trek-picard-cast/id1484282108. It’s also available on Spotify.

Subscribe and Support!

Please remember to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or whatever is your podcast client of choice. Subscribing to us helps us move up in the rankings, so it’ll help us out tremendously! You’ll also get new episodes when released. And while you’re in there, leave us a rating or review! It only takes a few minutes and it also helps us out! And join our Facebook group! Follow us on Twitter! And like the network’s Facebook page!

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Mar 19 2020

1hr 49mins

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Rank #5: TWDTT 110 – Morning Star (S10E11)

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For episode 110 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark, and Brian talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 11 titled Morning Star. Well, Brian was here for most of it, anyway. This episode was written by Julia Ruchman & Vivian Tse and directed by Michael E. Satrazemis.

Sappy Sacks, Iron Maiden’s Final Frontier and a whole lot of suspense!

This episode was kind of a slow burn but it sure did end with our group in a sappy pickle. Alpha and Negan get a little closer to which we almost don’t know who’s side he’s on. Gamma goes to hillside with the crew and tries to reunite with Adam or Alex or whatever they are calling her nephew. We get great interaction with many of the characters. Daryl and Carol, Ezekiel and Daryl, Eugene and Rosita and the mysterious Stephanie from Can-ah-wa or Can-aw depending on where you’re from. But overall we get to the flaming walker meat that we have been waiting for between the Hillside Posse and Alpha’s horde.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E12, titled Walk with Us, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. If you have any feedback on this episode, Stalker, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are DOWN to ALL-TIME LOWS…

Ratings for S10E11 Morning Star are down to historic lows. It got a 0.92 in the 18-49 demographic, with 2.927 million viewers. This is down from last week‘s episode, which got a 1.00 in the 18-49 and 3.159 million viewers. On the other hand, at the earlier time, Talking Dead was up considerably. It got a 0.32 in the 18-49 demographic, with 1.322 million viewers, down from 0.14 and 550,000 last week.

We could use your help in collecting feedback!

Lately. it’s been difficult collecting the feedback, and we could use your help. The bulk of feedback comes in on Tuesdays; we have limited availability on Tuesdays. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast out, please drop us a line, either using the feedback form, the Facebook group, the Talk Through Media Facebook page, or if you are friends with us on Facebook, over Messenger. We’ll work out something if you can, like comping you into the Patreon, assuming we can do that.

Sign up to our Patreon!

Sign up to our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WalkingDeadTalkThrough.

Brian is busy with The Star Trek Picard Cast…

The Star Trek Picard Cast is available! If you can’t find it on your podcast client of choice, you can find the RSS feed here: https://talkthroughmedia.com/feed/podcast/picardcast. You can subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-star-trek-picard-cast/id1484282108. It’s also available on Spotify.

Subscribe and Support!

Please remember to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or whatever is your podcast client of choice. Subscribing to us helps us move up in the rankings, so it’ll help us out tremendously! You’ll also get new episodes when released. And while you’re in there, leave us a rating or review! It only takes a few minutes and it also helps us out! And join our Facebook group! Follow us on Twitter! And like the network’s Facebook page!

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Mar 13 2020

1hr 21mins

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Rank #6: TWDTT 109 – Stalker (S10E10)

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For episode 109 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle and Mark talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 10, titled Stalker, with Brian joining along for some of it. This episode was written by Jim Barnes and directed by Bronwen Hughes.

Gabriel’s Third Eye, Alpha and Daryl dance off, and Beta rises from the Grave!

This was an action pack episode with some scary moments for some of our favorite characters. Almost too scary. Beta infiltrates Alexandria through an impossible to believe tunnel system. He rises from the grave and walkerized some of our people to get Gamma out of jail. Alpha and Daryl go stabby stabby with each other. And Gabriel, the truth detector, gets intel from Gamma and kind of gets duped that leave Alexandria unprotected. This really doesn’t look good for the future of our group, going forward. We shall see.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E11, titled Morning Star, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. If you have any feedback on this episode, Stalker, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are DOWN…

Ratings for S10E10 Stalker are down quite a bit. It got a 1.00 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.159 million viewers. This is down from the mid-season premiere, which got a 1.20 in the 18-49 and 3.518 million viewers. On the other hand, at the later time due to the season premiere of Better Call Saul, Talking Dead was down considerably. It got a 0.14 in the 18-49 demographic, with 522,000 viewers, down from 0.29 and 1.133 million last week.

We could use your help in collecting feedback!

Lately. it’s been difficult collecting the feedback, and we could use your help. The bulk of feedback comes in on Tuesdays; we have limited availability on Tuesdays. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast out, please drop us a line, either using the feedback form, the Facebook group, the Talk Through Media Facebook page, or if you are friends with us on Facebook, over Messenger. We’ll work out something if you can, like comping you into the Patreon, assuming we can do that.

Sign up to our Patreon!

Sign up to our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WalkingDeadTalkThrough.

Brian is busy with The Star Trek Picard Cast…

The Star Trek Picard Cast is available! If you can’t find it on your podcast client of choice, you can find the RSS feed here: https://talkthroughmedia.com/feed/podcast/picardcast. You can subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-star-trek-picard-cast/id1484282108. It’s also available on Spotify.

Subscribe and Support!

Please remember to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or whatever is your podcast client of choice. Subscribing to us helps us move up in the rankings, so it’ll help us out tremendously! You’ll also get new episodes when released. And while you’re in there, leave us a rating or review! It only takes a few minutes and it also helps us out! And join our Facebook group! Follow us on Twitter! And like the network’s Facebook page!

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Mar 05 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #7: TWDTT 108 – Squeeze (S10E9)

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For episode 108 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle and Mark talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 9, titled Squeeze. This episode was written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and directed by Michael E. Satrazemis.

Update on hosting duties this back half..

As some of you might know, Brian has been running the show over at Star Trek Picard Cast and it’s been time consuming for him. But don’t worry as Mark crossed over to jailbreak Kyle from Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through and freed him from Virginia’s prison community. So he will be with us for the remainder of this season. (Unless Virginia figured out how to cross time and space) And Brian hopefully will be able to join us at a later date once things quiet down.

Caves, Explosions, Naked Bodies, Oh My!

Well there seems to be a theme among everyone’s feedback this week. “Gross!” Naked Negan and Alpha bumping uglies (thank god they didn’t show that) had everyone cringe. While it worked to show Negan make inroads…ewww… i mean infiltrating the Whisperers. It was a lot that could have been left unseen. Gamma’s betrayal seems to have been uncovered and what that means for our group we will see. Carol’s repeated blundering might have cost us Connie and Magna, but let’s hope they survived. So an explosive start to 10B, for sure.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E10, titled Stalker, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. If you have any feedback on this episode, Squeeze, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are up!

Ratings for S10E9 Squeeze are up! It got a 1.20 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.518 million viewers. This is up from the mid-season finale, which got a 1.02 in the 18-49 and 3.214 million viewers. On the other hand, at the later time due to the season premiere of Better Call Saul, Talking Dead was down considerably. It got a 0.14 in the 18-49 demographic, with 522,000 viewers, down from 0.29 and 1.133 million last week.

We could use your help in collecting feedback!

Lately. it’s been difficult collecting the feedback, and we could use your help. The bulk of feedback comes in on Tuesdays; we have limited availability on Tuesdays. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast out, please drop us a line, either using the feedback form, the Facebook group, the Talk Through Media Facebook page, or if you are friends with us on Facebook, over Messenger. We’ll work out something if you can, like comping you into the Patreon, assuming we can do that.

Sign up to our Patreon and listen to our Walker Stalker Con Atlanta coverage!

Sign up to our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/WalkingDeadTalkThrough.

Brian is busy with The Star Trek Picard Cast…

The Star Trek Picard Cast is available! If you can’t find it on your podcast client of choice, you can find the RSS feed here: https://talkthroughmedia.com/feed/podcast/picardcast. You can subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-star-trek-picard-cast/id1484282108. It’s also available on Spotify.

Subscribe and Support!

Please remember to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or whatever is your podcast client of choice. Subscribing to us helps us move up in the rankings, so it’ll help us out tremendously! You’ll also get new episodes when released. And while you’re in there, leave us a rating or review! It only takes a few minutes and it also helps us out! And join our Facebook group! Follow us on Twitter! And like the network’s Facebook page!

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Feb 27 2020

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: TWDTT 104 – What It Always Is (S10E5)

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For episode 104 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 5, titled What It Always Is Whisperers. This episode was written by Eli Jorné, and directed by Laura Belsey.

A little more on Silence the Whisperers…

Before we get into this episode, we got a little more feedback on Season 10 Episode 4, titled Silence the Whisperers, but not as much we have had for previous episodes. Our discussion of What It Always Is begins 5 minutes and 24 seconds into the episode.

Negan has a groupie…

We knew that Negan had groupies. We saw evidence of that in Season 6 and the Season 7 premiere. In this episode, we meet one. Brandon, who was a kid when Negan was leading the Saviors, grew up worshipping Negan, though he kept it to himself it seems.

Negan’s back!

Jeffrey Dean Morgan delivered a standout performance this week. I loved the turn back to old Negan, or maybe a hybrid of old and new Negan. He’s Negan with a purpose. His final scene was awesome.

Poor Ezekiel…

When it rains, it pours. Ezekiel’s lost his Kingdom, his wife, and his son. Now, it appears that he’s lost his health, too. I did appreciate him opening up to Siddiq. We were both worried that this signals his future death. I have a feeling if he does die this season, that he will die honorably sacrificing himself for his people, and not die from thyroid cancer.

Kelly’s hearing loss

She should have not gone off alone, but I was terrified for her. I’m glad she somehow escaped, but I can’t help but think that either Kelly or Connie will die soon, and I can’t help but think that Luke will never make it back to the Hilltop after his goodbye to his old group last week. All in all, standout performances from everyone involved in these scenes. I’m still trying to figure out Magna.

Aaron’s surprising communication with Gamma

I mentioned during the podcast that there is an extended version of the episode for AMC Premiere subscribers. Two scenes we didn’t see in the main episode involved Gamma, and one of those was an additional scene with Aaron and Gamma. I’m not sure what Aaron is trying to do here but I’m hoping he will be able to turn Gamma into a double agent working for us.

One more thing…

There’s something I didn’t mention in the podcast that I should mention here. With Gamma tainting the water, I wonder if this is the source of the “bug” Rosita has. I guess we will see soon.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E6, titled Bonds, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. If you have any feedback on this episode, Silence the Whisperers, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are down again…

Ratings for S10E5 What It Always Is were at an all-time low for the fifth week in a row. It got a 1.03 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.086 million viewers. This is down from

Nov 08 2019

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Rank #9: TWDTT 103 – Silence the Whisperers (S10E4)

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For episode 103 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 4, titled Silence the Whisperers. This episode was written by Geraldine Inoa, and directed by Michael Cudlitz.

A little more on Ghosts…

Before we get into this episode, we got a little more feedback on Season 10 Episode 3, titled Ghosts, but not as much we have had for previous episodes. Our discussion of Silence the Whisperers begins 3 minutes and 7 seconds into the episode.

One two three one two three one two three one two three one two…

What else was I going to bring up but the song? It’s called Heaven I Know by Gordi. I found the use of the song to be a weird choice. I couldn’t get this earworm out of my head, and still can’t. Using it at the start and the end of the episode was too much for me.

Heaven I Know by Gordi

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E5, titled What It Always Is, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. If you have any feedback on this episode, Silence the Whisperers, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are down again…

Ratings for S10E4 Silence the Whisperers were at an all-time low for the second week in a row. It got a 1.12 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.305 million viewers. This is down in the 18-49 ratings from last week‘s previous low, which got a 1.19 in the 18-49 and 3.479 million viewers. Talking Dead was up slightly. It got a 0.38 in the 18-49 demographic, with 1.253 million viewers, up from 0.35 and 1.244 million last week.

We could use your help in collecting feedback!

Lately. it’s been difficult collecting the feedback, and we could use your help. The bulk of feedback comes in on Tuesdays; we have limited availability on Tuesdays. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group,

Nov 01 2019

2hr 10mins

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Rank #10: TWDTT 102 – Ghosts (S10E3)

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For episode 101 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 3, titled Ghosts. This episode was written by new co-executive producer Jim Barnes, and directed by executive producer David Boyd.

A little more on We Are the End of the World…

Before we get into this episode, we got a little more feedback on Season 10 Episode 2, titled We Are the End of the World, but not as much we have had for previous episodes. Our discussion of Ghosts begins 2 minutes and 23 seconds into the episode.

Wave upon wave of walkers in the cold open!

As is often the case on The Walking Dead, this episode’s cold open was outstanding. We don’t really get an explanation of why these walkers were attacking Alexandria that satisfied me, but the action and terror vibe that was apparent in the cold open really set the tone for this episode. Title cards were seen again (I forgot to mention that in the episode) and that was very effective to show how much time had passed during these attacks. I have trouble buying Eugene’s explanation that they were caused by the satellite and fire. Alexandria isn’t close to Oceanside, so blaming it on that event doesn’t seem plausible to me, especially since they are coming from both the north and the south.

You crossed my border three times!!! Alpha PTSD…

The standoff with Alpha was tense and dramatic. Michonne should have let Carol shoot Alpha, and I have a feeling she will come to regret that decision. That scene was an example of great television. I felt for Siddiq in this episode and his PTSD from the Alpha and the pikes, although it’s been several months since that happened. It seems fresh to him. I did appreciate Dante a little more after hearing his story about Iraq and the PTSD he had from those days.

Carol’s trippin’, or is she?

We have already seen unreliable narrator stories, like S9E10 Omega, but this episode had a creepy vibe and a horror theme that really made this episode great. We left the episode with a feeling of not knowing what was real and what was imagined. It appears from the last shot in the episode that she did, in fact, kill a Whisperer from her gunshot in the gym. However, I had an issue with the pills. It’s at least 10 years into the apocalypse. I see no way those pills would still be effective. Upon reflection, it is possible that the age of those pills was responsible for Carol’s hallucinations. I guess we will never know.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E4, titled Silence the Whisperers, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. If you have any feedback on this episode, Ghosts, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are down again…

Ratings for S10E3 Ghosts were at an all-time low for the second week in a row. It got a 1.19 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.479 million viewers. This is down in the 18-49 ratings from last week‘s previous low, which got a 1.29 in the 18-49, but slightly higher t

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #11: TWDTT 101 – We Are the End of the World (S10E2)

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For episode 101 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 2, titled We Are The World… ahem… I mean We Are the End of the World. This episode was written by new co-executive producer Nicole Mirante-Matthews, and directed by executive producer Greg Nicotero.

More on Lines We Cross…

Before we get into this episode, we got a little feedback on the season premiere, Season 10 Episode 1, titled Lines We Cross. I also left off a big theory I have about the satellite and how it fits in with the season and The Walking Dead universe in general. Thankfully, this episode didn’t get back to this storyline, so we start off the podcast with this theory. Our discussion of We Are the End of the World begins 7 minutes and 45 seconds into the episode.

Some Whisperer backstory…

This episode was well-made and had a lot of things going for it. However, the dividing line (or border, pun intended) were your reactions to Alpha, Beta, and the Whisperers in general. For Mark and I, we could appreciate that it was well-made, but it lost marks on its focus on Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and the Whisperers. We have trouble relating to these adversaries.

We still don’t have that Negan backstory…

We’ve both wanted a back story for Negan. Negan is an interesting and, perhaps, a more complex character than you might see on the surface. He’s been on the show since Season 6, and we still haven’t gotten that backstory. We’ve wanted to see how he went from teacher to the Negan we know as the leader of the Saviors. Perhaps AMC, Gimple, Angela Kang, and the rest of The Walking Dead inner circle are holding that back for a movie, mini-series or webisode series, but no news has been announced.

Yet we have 2 Alpha backstories…

For Alpha, we have already gotten the unreliable narrator backstory from S9E10 Omega (the sometimes name for Lydia in the Whisperers, though we aren’t hearing that much). This is a second backstory about Beta and Alpha meeting for the first time and the beginnings of the Whisperers. While we get a little more humanity in these characters, we have a lot of trouble relating to this group. We just find their behavior too weird to be relatable. This is more backstory that we weren’t really asking for. That said, we both find some of the things brought up about Beta in this episode more intriguing, and we expect to see more backstory about him, especially his relationship with his friend. A friend he didn’t want to leave, and couldn’t kill. A friend whose shirt, and face, he wears.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E3, titled Ghosts, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. If you have any feedback on this episode, We Are the End of the World, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are down again…

Ratings for S10E2 We Are

Oct 18 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #12: TWDTT 100 – Lines We Cross (S10E1)

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We have finally made it to episode 100 of The Walking Dead Talk Through! It seems like it took forever… Well, it took us five years! Thank you, listeners, for all of your enthusiasm and support! We did the first time ever first impressions episode earlier this week, and this time, Mark and I talk through a more detailed analysis of The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 1, titled Lines We Cross. This episode was written by showrunner Angela Kang, and directed by executive producer Greg Nicotero. Kyle will not be covering the show this season but may appear from time to time. He is behind the scenes this episode, editing (though you may hear that I was going to edit it).

A final blast from Fear the Walking Dead…

We got a couple of extended pieces of feedback about Fear the Walking Dead’s season finale, S5E16, titled End of the Line from Aaron and Cutter, who also talks about how we have too many characters on both shows and gives us proof! Our more detailed discussion of the season premiere begins 32 minutes and 6 seconds into the episode.

Cards are back…

We get a return to the use of cards in the episode, with white block text on a black screen. AMC Premiere has a video of the table read for the episode. It was interesting to see how the episode changed from the table read and who wasn’t there. We had:

  • Training Day – There was no Luke and Jules scene during the table read; Dan Fogler wasn’t there during the table read. My guess is that the decision to add that scene was because of something that happens later in the season, and the decision to lengthen this to six acts instead of five.
  • Skin – Called “Stories We Tell” in the table read. Skin is much better, in my opinion. I don’t remember hearing the Highwaymen during the episode? Michonne elaborates on the Rick comment, where she didn’t in the final episode and stops short. Antony Azor wasn’t there during the table read. Callan McAuliffe read RJ’s parts in the table read, and it’s pretty funny.
  • Bird Wisdom – Called “Certain Uncertainty” during the table read. This one had no Negan and Gabriel scene during the table read. I think that the Negan and Lydia scene was expanded but I can’t say for sure. Jeffrey Dean Morgan wasn’t at the table read, and his scenes were read by Ryan Hurst.
  • Sea Dogs – This was called “Daryl and Carol” in the table read. Angel Theory wasn’t there during the table read; Eleanor Matsuura read her pieces. I got a kick out of Norman Reedus’ reaction to some of the lines.
  • New Mexico – There was no card for this one. They split the Daryl and Carol scene into two acts. The original script only had five acts.
  • Lines We Cross – This was called “Where There’s Smoke” in the table read. This act was pretty similar to the table read.
  • Embers – Luke’s lines were read by Avi Nash. He doesn’t call him “Eugenius” in the table read. That was a great addition to the script and it was a lot funnier in the episode.

So, are we over-enthusiastic?

We are curious about what people who hadn’t been watching Fear think about this season premiere. Did you think it was as good as we thought i

Oct 12 2019

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Rank #13: TWDTT 099 – Lines We Cross – First Impressions (S10E1)

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Our First Impressions of Lines We Cross

We mentioned last time we had something special planned for episode 99 of The Walking Dead Talk Through! Mark, Kyle (who you know if you listen to us on Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through) and I do something we’ve never done before! We give our first impressions of the season premiere of The Walking Dead, titled Lines We Cross, on the night of the premiere! Season 10 Episode 1 was written by showrunner Angela Kang, and directed by executive producer Greg Nicotero.

Because of AMC Premiere, we’re doing something new!

AMC Premiere made The Walking Dead season premiere available a week ahead of its airing on AMC. Because of that, we were all able to watch the season premiere several days early! We’ve never done a “first impressions” podcast before, so you will have to let us know what you thought of it! Perhaps we will make it a more regular thing if there’s a demand for it, though I’m not promising!

Next time, we will do a more detailed analysis of Lines We Cross!

Unlike most episodes, your feedback is NOT a part of this episode, but we will be doing our regular episode for TWDTT 100 with a more detailed analysis of S10E1 Lines We Cross that will be released on the feed later this week, with all of your feedback like you have come to expect.

Our first impressions?

We have been very critical of Fear the Walking Dead this season. We enjoyed certain aspects of the show, but it missed more often than it hit. Lines We Cross did not leave us with that same feeling. Our first impressions, after we each watched it only once, was that it was great. It’s not the best season premiere ever, but it set up the season well, and it did not have any of the little annoying things Fear had all season long. And I certainly enjoyed it a LOT more than I did the last season finale!

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback! You may still be able to get in your feedback on time for the season premiere if you get it in by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email at our new email: walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

We could use your help in collecting feedback!

Lately. it’s been difficult collecting the feedback, and we could use your help. Our availability is limited for each of us on Tuesdays when the bulk of the feedback comes in. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast out, please drop us a line, either using the

Oct 07 2019

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Rank #14: FTWDTT 067 – End of the Line (S5E16)

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For this episode 67 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark, Kyle and I talk through End of the Line. Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 16 was written by the showrunners Ian Goldberg & Andrew Chambliss, and directed by Michael E. Satrazemis.

We start with a discussion of the last episode… that also discusses this one… yet again

This episode began with feedback on S5E15 Channel 5 from Todd and Aaron. Discussion about the season finale, in particular, begins at 13 minutes 27 seconds into the podcast.

We got a wedding!

There were some good points to celebrate in this season finale. We finally have our power couple, John Dorie and June, tie the knot this episode, in a very bittersweet scene at Humbug’s Gulch. Dwight was great this episode, and the walker roundup and ride down the rapids were pretty great to watch, but we had a lot of problems with this episode.

Is it the end of the line for Morgan?

With an ending that was similar to the final scenes of Madison in the Season 4 mid-season finale, but with a much different story told on Talking Dead. That time, they were very clear on Talking Dead that Madison was dead. Since I watched it a couple of nights early because I have AMC Premiere, I had to wonder if he was going to be dead, but it turned out that they didn’t say either way. Clearly, whether he makes it through Season 6 or not, there will be some to tell. Could the long thought dead Madison save him? Could it be that Dwight did not hallucinate Sherry, that she’s really alive and tried to make contact, and that she’s the one who will save him next season? Is there a dumpster for Morgan to crawl under?

Is Ginny as glad as a grandma with a gravy boat?

Virginia, the person not the state, has a thing with alliteration that I’m making fun of here and with my rating. That wasn’t the only Ginny thing that bothered me; I really had a problem with Ginny’s strategy of splitting apart the group, even as far as at the family level. If she’s really an efficiency expert, you would think she would realize that the best way for our people to be productive members of her society is for them to be content. There’s no way they will be content and productive if families have been split apart, whether they are families in the traditional sense, or in the chosen sense. She’s mean enough to keep Skidmark and Daniel apart? What good would that do?

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback! We got a good dose of feedback again this week, so keep it comin’! Next time, we’ll cover any additional feedback we get for S5E16 End of the Line, and then talk through a more detailed analysis of the season 10 premiere of The Walking Dead, titled Lines We Cross. Get your feedback in by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email at our new email: walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Our next episode will be something new!

Now, that said, your feedback will NOT be a part of the next episode, but we have something special planned. AMC Premiere made The Walking Dea

Oct 03 2019

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Rank #15: FTWDTT 066 – Channel 5 (S5E15)

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On this episode 66 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark, Kyle and I talk through Channel 5. Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 15 was written by Michael Alaimo & Samir Mehta, and directed by David Barrett.

We start with a discussion of the last episode… that also discusses this one… again

This episode began with feedback on S5E14 Today and Tomorrow from Todd, LT, and Aaron. Discussion about this episode, in particular, begins at 18 minutes 24 seconds into the podcast.

More found footage! Huh, more found footage? Yup, it’s even more found footage…

I liked this episode a lot on the first watch, but it didn’t do well on rewatches. There were some things in this episode that just didn’t feel authentic. Tom, on one hand, seemed to genuinely appreciate what this group was trying to do, but then he sacrifices himself in a completely idiotic way. You didn’t have to die, Tom, and what purpose did it serve? For that matter, what does it tell the viewer? I really hope they are done with this tape thing! It feels SO inefficient. Why not find a TV or radio station and broadcast your message on a loop? That seems much more effective than these tapes. It’s just dumb.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback! We got a good dose of feedback again this week, so keep it comin’! Next time, we’ll cover any additional feedback we get for S5E15 Channel 5, and then talk through the season finale of Fear the Walking Dead, Season 5 Episode 16, titled End of the Line. Get your feedback in by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email at our new email: walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

We could still use your help!

This season, collecting the feedback has been challenging, and we could use your help. Our availability is limited for each of us on Tuesdays when the bulk of the feedback comes in. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast out, please drop us a line, either using the feedback form, the Facebook group, or if you are friends with us on Facebook, over Messenger. We’ll work out something if you can, like comping you into the Patreon, assuming you can do that.

Ratings are down

Ratings for S5E15 Channel 5 were up slightly from last week’s episode, S5E14 Today and Tomorrow. This week, Fear was a

Sep 26 2019

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Rank #16: FTWDTT 065 – Today and Tomorrow (S5E14)

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On this episode of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark, Kyle and I talk through Today and Tomorrow. Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 14 was written by Richard Naing & David Johnson, and directed by Sydney Freeland.

We start with a discussion of the last episode… that also discusses this one… again

Kyle missed last week’s episode, so we began with his feedback on S5E13 Leave What You Don’t. We also got feedback from Todd and Aaron. recommendation this time out to listen to it to pick up some insights on Leave What You Don’t. Discussion about this episode, in particular, begins at 22 minutes 38 seconds into the episode.

The link to the article in DeEtta’s feedback

I wanted to highlight the link to the Forbes article mentioned for DeEtta’s feedback. Overall, this one was a mixed bag. It wasn’t a bad episode, with not nearly as many things to point out as the last episode had, but still not up to the quality we expect from this show.

There’s a discussion about Ginny in the News, Ratings and Info section…

There’s a story point about Virginia/Ginny from an AMC article that we elude to several times during the podcast that we finally discuss during the News, Ratings and Info section. It describes her as an efficiency expert, a cost-cutter or re-organizer that explains a lot about this character that you may not have seen up until now. We also talk about the Talking Dead Twitter backlash, which you can find out about here.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback! We got a good dose of feedback again this week, so keep it comin’! Next time, we’ll cover any additional feedback we get for S5E14 Today and Tomorrow, and then talk through Fear the Walking Dead, Season 5 Episode 15, titled Channel 5. Get your feedback in by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email at our new email: walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

We could use your help!

This season, collecting the feedback has been challenging, and we could use your help. Our availability is limited for each of us on Tuesdays when the bulk of the feedback comes in. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast ou

Sep 21 2019

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Rank #17: FTWDTT 063 – Ner Tamid (S5E12)

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On this episode of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark, and I talk through Ner Tamid. Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 12 was written by the co-showrunners, Andrew Chambliss & Ian Goldberg, and directed by the show’s lead director, co-executive producer Michael E. Satrazemis.

We start with a discussion of the last episode… that also discusses this one

Like last week’s episode, we found ourselves relating Aaron’s feedback on the previous episode relating to the episode we had just seen. I’ll make the same recommendation this time out to listen to it to pick up some insights on Ner Tamid. Discussion about this episode, in particular, begins at 21 minutes 1 seconds into the episode.

A better episode than last week…

I think the consensus was that we liked this one more than last week’s episode. It wasn’t without its flaws but it was still better. Perhaps it was John and June? I don’t know, but whenever those two are in it, the episode seems better.

It still wasn’t perfect. In particular, I thought the scene with Rabbi Jacob telling Charlie the truth about losing his faith and why he left was good, but it was ill-timed, and it kind of hurt the rest of the story in general. That said, we all thought that Rabbi Jacob was a much more sympathetic character than Father Gabriel was on the main show! I remembered the famous supplemental episode where Ruthie and I ranted for 35 minutes on Gabriel’s actions in Spend!

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback! We got a TON of feedback again this week, so keep it comin’! Next time, we’ll cover any additional feedback we get for S5E12 Ner Tamid, and then talk through Fear the Walking Dead, Season 5 Episode 13, titled Leave What You Don’t. Get your feedback in by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email at our new address walkingdeadtalkthrough@gmail.com or call our temporary voicemail at 216-236-5449.

Ratings are WAY down…

We didn’t have the ratings yet when we recorded Tuesday night. Normally, Sunday night cable ratings come in on Tuesday morning, but when it’s a holiday weekend, ratings come in a day later, and they are usually down quite a bit. This weekend, people (at least in Florida, where I live) were glued to their TVs to watch the progress of Hurricane Dorian, so that probably didn’t help ratings much. S5E12 Ner Tamid Here got a 0.29 in the 18-49 demographic, with 1.141 million viewers, which is way down from last week’s 0.43 and 1.435 million viewers.

Sep 04 2019

2hr 14mins

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Rank #18: FTWDTT 062 – You’re Still Here (S5E11)

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You’re Still Here Talking Through You’re Still Here!

On this episode of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark, and I talk through You’re Still Here. Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 11 was written by the Mallory Westfall & Alex Delyle, and directed by K.C. Colwell.

We start with a discussion of the last episode… that also discusses this one

Normally, when we get feedback about the past week’s episode, we try to stick to last week and prior episode discussion, but we found ourselves relating Aaron’s feedback to the episode we had just seen. Normally, we give you the time that we start talking about this week’s episode in case you want to skip ahead, but I’ll say that it’s worth listening to a lot of that discussion to get insights about this week. That aside, discussion about this episode begins at 35 minutes 44 seconds into the episode.

The good, the bad and the ugly

There were a few things I really liked about this episode. I enjoyed the use of the riot gear weapons and the first shot of the cold open and a few tie ins to past episodes. I also liked the confrontation between Logan and Morgan, and there are signs that Al may be able to help Morgan finally get past the loss of his family, which he has just got to snap out of at this point.

On the other hand, the stuff with Wes and the mystery manuscript connaisseur, while well-acted, was weak to downright confusing. I said on the podcast that it felt like the writers declaring their love of some screenplay or TV pilot they had written that never got made. And why Wes would kill a guy over the manuscript and just leave it there with him… was a, “what did I just see?” kind of moment. I just didn’t buy it, and neither did we or any of you that sent in feedback. Even now, I still don’t get it. It didn’t feel right. I also think they screwed up Alicia being screwed up. She should be traumatized by certain gnarly walkers, like the first one we see this episode, not all of them.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback! We got a TON of feedback again this week, so keep it comin’! Next time, we’ll cover any additional feedback we get for S5E11 You’re Still Here, and then talk through Fear the Walking Dead, Season 5 Episode 12, titled Ner Tamid. Get your feedback in by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email at our new address walkingdeadtalkthrough@gmail.com or call our temporary voicemail at 216-236-5449.

Ratings are up!

Proving that you ARE still here, S5E11 You’re Still Here got a 0.43 in the 18-49 demographic, with 1.435 million viewers, which is up from last week’s 0.38 and 1.368 million viewers.

Aug 31 2019

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Rank #19: FTWDTT 061 – 210 Words Per Minute (S5E10)

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Talking at 210 Words Per Minute!

On this episode of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle, Mark, and I talk at 210 Words Per Minute. Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 10 was written by the showrunners Ian Goldberg & Andrew Chambliss, and directed by long-time Hollywood director Ron Underwood.

Morgan, you had the potential for a relationship with Grace…

…AND YOU BLEW IT!!! Yeah, you probably knew that was coming. I couldn’t help it this time. He DID blow it. I’m still a little puzzled WHY he didn’t go with her. I suspected it wasn’t JUST one thing, but several.

Are the antlers decorative or functional?

Here is the picture that Kyle was talking about and if anyone knows what or if there is a meaning to Dwight’s Truck Grill Decoration? I just noticed it and how the way it was shot. But don’t know if there was really any meaning. If there is.. let us know.

Does the truck grill decoration mean anything?

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Please leave your feedback! We got a TON of feedback again this week, so keep it comin’! Next time, we’ll cover any additional feedback we get for S5E10 210 Words Per Minute, and then talk through Fear the Walking Dead, Season 5 Episode 11, titled You’re Still Here. Get your feedback in by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email at our new address walkingdeadtalkthrough@gmail.com or call our temporary voicemail at 216-236-5449.

Ratings are even to slightly down…

210 Words Per Minute got a 0.38 in the 18-49 demographic, the same as last week’s mid-season premiere, with 1.368 million viewers. That’s down from last week‘s 1.402 million.

Aug 22 2019

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Rank #20: TWDTT 098 – The Storm (S9E16)

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Talking Through The Storm

We talked through The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 16, which is titled, The Storm. This week, guest host Alex joined Brian and Mark to discuss the season finale! The Storm was written by Angela Kang & Matthew Negrete, and was directed by Greg Nicotero.

SPOILER ALERT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!

The rest of this blog post requires a SPOILER WARNING!!! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode, then you should probably stop reading now.

Winter is coming? Forget that! Winter has come!



It’s taken nine seasons, but we finally got to see winter on The Walking Dead. Like birds, The Whisperers shambled south for the winter, so the enemy this week wasn’t Alpha, Beta and the rest of The Whisperers, but a big winter storm. Unfortunately, despite our anticipation about finally seeing the winter, it didn’t work for us. We all come from northern climates, and we’re used to snow. I have a hate/hate relationship with the snow since having a few close calls in winter storms over the years, so I am intimately aware of what a winter storm looks and feels like. This was not convincing to me at all. It looked OK for some of it, but when it counted, there were some things that just didn’t ring true.

There should have been a lot more snow on the ground. There were leaves on the trees and bushes – all the leaves should have fallen by that time. Some of the close-ups of the snow didn’t look realistic. Did you really need a caravan and a human chain to just walk from one house to another in Alexandria? The snow on the ground during the snowball fight, with RJ playing in it, looked like cotton balls, mothballs and styrofoam.

It felt like it was a snowstorm created by people who didn’t know what a snowstorm was actually like, only what they had seen on TV, movies, and photos. I appreciated what they tried to do, but the show would have been a lot better off doing a location shoot where there are actual winter conditions, such as Canada, Minnesota, or upstate New York. You know, a place with actual snow, cold enough for snow to fall and stay frozen. It seems like such a big effort to simulate snow when it would have made so much more sense to go to where there is actual snow. Other series do that. Why didn’t TWD? Game of Thrones has done great winter scenes. They should have emulated what they’ve done and gone on location.

And The Whisperers weren’t even there?

Yup, you got it. They were an afterthought this week. They went south, which made me shrug. Since they left the area, why would they even go back to Virginia in the spring? Why get into a conflict when they come back? Why not just stay in the south or go somewhere else? I just didn’t get that at all. It made no sense.

The King and Queen’s reign is over.

The Kingdom has fallen into disrepair and sorrow over the losses, and Ezekiel and Carol split over their grief. This was very sad. I hated seeing this happen. It’s very realistic. This often happens with grieving parents, but death is something that happens in the Zombocalypse, so I would have thought they’d be strong enough to weather it. They may come back together in Season 10, but this was a downer in an otherwise down episode. At least Jerry keeps his spirits. Kingtop it is Jerry!!!

Negan may not be unredeemable after all.

This may have been my favorite part of the episode. I loved the change in Negan, and him saving Judith. I also loved the scene with Michonne. A bad guy doesn’t think he’s a bad guy indeed. It really seems that little girl has opened him up to redemption.

Who was that on the radio?

As Gary asked in his feedback, this would have been much more effective had this been Rick, Maggie, Jadis, or even Alicia from Fe

Apr 07 2019

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