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Weekly Recaps of the HBO Series, Westworld

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Weekly Recaps of the HBO Series, Westworld

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

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But it’s not. Wandoff Forever!

Great WW Podcast

By Hollycarrie1970 - Nov 29 2016
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Intelligent and funny. The hosts have a great rapport.

iTunes Ratings

66 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
6
2
2
3

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

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

Great WW Podcast

By Hollycarrie1970 - Nov 29 2016
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Intelligent and funny. The hosts have a great rapport.
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Westworld: Post Show Recap with Josh Wigler & Jo Garfein

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Weekly Recaps of the HBO Series, Westworld

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec 08 2016
1 hour 40 mins
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Rank #2: Westworld Season 2 Episode 1 Recap: “Journey Into Night”

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

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

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Apr 26 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #3: Westworld Season 1 Episode 9 Recap | The Well-Tempered Clavier

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov 29 2016
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #4: Westworld Season 1 Episode 2 Recap | Chestnut

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

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

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

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Oct 14 2016
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #5: Westworld Season 1 Episode 8 Recap | Trace Decay

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

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

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

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

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Nov 22 2016
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #6: Westworld Season 1 Episode 4 Recap | Dissonance Theory

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

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

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Oct 26 2016
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #7: Westworld Season 1 Episode 3 Recap | The Stray

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

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

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

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Oct 18 2016
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #8: Westworld Finale Preview With Josh, Jo, Jay, Jack and Mike

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

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

Click here to subscribe to the Jay and Jack podcast.

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Dec 01 2016
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #9: Westworld Season 1 Episode 6 Recap | The Adversary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PS Maeve is awesome.

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Nov 08 2016
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #10: Westworld Season 1 Episode 5 Recap | Contrapasso

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

This week, Josh and Jo talk about “Contrapasso,” the fifth episode of the series. Robert Ford finally comes face to face with both Dolores and the Man in Black, just as theories surrounding both of those characters inch closer to reality over the course of the episode. Also in this podcast: mole patrol updates, Jo’s trip down the Matrix rabbit hole, thoughts on that little wake-up call at the end of the episode, and more.

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Nov 02 2016
1 hour 23 mins
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