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Out West: Westworld Fan Theories, Dissected

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HBO's Westworld is full of vagaries and questions. Out West is a podcast from The Outline that tries to guess at what the answers are. Each week, we find one fan with a solid theory, and we kick the tires to see how that theory holds up.

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HBO's Westworld is full of vagaries and questions. Out West is a podcast from The Outline that tries to guess at what the answers are. Each week, we find one fan with a solid theory, and we kick the tires to see how that theory holds up.

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210 Ratings
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Why ?

By Skellerdoors - Apr 14 2019
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Came for GoT, didn’t even finish the episode. I tried a westworld episode just to be fair and it kind of confirmed my opinion. Josh needs to step back. He talks over the other hosts to say stupid things, can’t pronounce any names correctly, and doesn’t even remember the storyline. He contributes nothing to this conversation. Really, how can you host a nerdcast and not know who Boromir is?

Disappointed

By akuphal - Apr 11 2019
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I was excited to see the podcast was going to take on Game of Thrones. Was quickly disappointed when I saw it was the same amount of effort that went into the season 2 Westworld podcasts. It’s hard to get interested listening to theories when half the hosts don’t seem to remember character names or important plot lines. Some preparation work would be all that is needed so the the entire podcast isn’t taken up with explaining things the other hosts forgot. It comes across messy and unprofessional.

iTunes Ratings

210 Ratings
Average Ratings
145
9
10
16
30

Why ?

By Skellerdoors - Apr 14 2019
Read more
Came for GoT, didn’t even finish the episode. I tried a westworld episode just to be fair and it kind of confirmed my opinion. Josh needs to step back. He talks over the other hosts to say stupid things, can’t pronounce any names correctly, and doesn’t even remember the storyline. He contributes nothing to this conversation. Really, how can you host a nerdcast and not know who Boromir is?

Disappointed

By akuphal - Apr 11 2019
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I was excited to see the podcast was going to take on Game of Thrones. Was quickly disappointed when I saw it was the same amount of effort that went into the season 2 Westworld podcasts. It’s hard to get interested listening to theories when half the hosts don’t seem to remember character names or important plot lines. Some preparation work would be all that is needed so the the entire podcast isn’t taken up with explaining things the other hosts forgot. It comes across messy and unprofessional.
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Out West: Westworld Fan Theories, Dissected

Updated 9 days ago

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HBO's Westworld is full of vagaries and questions. Out West is a podcast from The Outline that tries to guess at what the answers are. Each week, we find one fan with a solid theory, and we kick the tires to see how that theory holds up.

Rank #1: 1: The Multiple Theresas Theory

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In this, our first episode, we work through a few theories of our own. Then, we explore an intriguing theory from a fan, about Theresa. Do you have your own grand theory of Westworld? Send it to us as an audio file to outwest@theoutline.com.

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Oct 21 2016
53 mins
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Rank #2: 2: The No Arnold Theory

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OK, we cracked the case. We know who the Man in Black is, and Adrianne wants full credit when this is all over. That’s not all, though! We get some more evidence for Josh’s Theory of Evolution as well as the Dual Timelines Theory. Plus: A fan theory from the first episode loses some steam, but we receive an intriguing new fan theory about Arnold. Do you have your own grand theory of Westworld? Send it to us in an audio file at outwest@theoutline.com. 

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Oct 25 2016
53 mins
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Rank #3: S02E01: DNA Soup

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What's the story behind the white dress? Will Jeremy or Casey win the bet? Welcome to the desert of the real.

Send us your theories on the Anchor app or as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com.

We're hosted by Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky), Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston), and Jeremy Gordon (@jeremypgordon).

We're produced by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen).

Our music is by John Lagomarsino (@johnlag).

Send us your feedback to podcasts@theoutline.com.

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Apr 24 2018
50 mins
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Rank #4: 6: The Complete Timeline

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We're doing something a little different today. We've compiled a complete, unified, chronological history of Westworld, and we're ready to lay it out. We combine theories from previous episodes, and go from the creation of the park to the latest in Wyatt's narrative to piece the whole story together. Plus, we hear a listener's musings on Abernathy's photos, and ponder the meaning of consciousness. Do you have your own theory? Send us a voice memo at outwest@theoutline.com. 

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Nov 22 2016
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #5: 3: The Maze

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The waters get a little muddier this week, as we contemplate a broken timeline, Dolores’s potential humanity, and the possibility of multiple worlds. We also hear from listeners Betty and Phillip, who offer their theories on Arnold and the meaning of the maze. Have a theory? Email us a voice memo at outwest@theoutline.com. 

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Nov 01 2016
53 mins
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Rank #6: 8: Violent Ends

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The end of the season is here, and we are back once more to analyze the past, contemplate the present, and look to the future of Westworld. We hear some keen observations from some fans, form a few theories of our own, consider the location of the parks, and tally the results in our final theory audit of the year. Bring yourself back online for one last Out West until 2018.

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Dec 07 2016
1 hour
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Rank #7: S02E02: Pee-Tape World

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Is there a super-being? Are Arnold and Ford playing the long game? John Siracusa thinks we pissed this episode away.

Featuring theories by:
John Siracusa (coiner of the phrase "Pee-Tape World)
Kendall
Helen
u/funkandwild
u/sam_rock_well
u/jasongill

Send us your theories on the Anchor app or as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com.

We're hosted by Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky), Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston), and Paris Martineau (@parismartineau).

We're produced by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen) and Wynton Wong (@wwingwong).

Our music is by John Lagomarsino (@johnlag).

Send us your feedback to podcasts@theoutline.com.

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May 01 2018
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #8: 5: The Real Brain Theory

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This week we're joined by very special guest Rose Eveleth (host of the Flash Forward podcast) to discuss lobotomies, doors, deceptive filmmaking, and our growing suspicion that everyone is a host. Have your own Westworld theory? Email it as a voice memo to outwest@theoutline.com! 

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Nov 15 2016
49 mins
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Rank #9: 7: The Ribbon Cutting Theory

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We're nearing the end, and this week we're going through our final theories before the season finale. Is Maeve controlled by Ford? How did Abernathy get the photo that started it all? Who is dead and who will die? This week we examine the evidence and brace ourselves for the end. After the finale, send us your Season 2 predictions and theories at outwest@theoutline.com! 

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Nov 29 2016
54 mins
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Rank #10: 4: Ford is a Host

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This week we look at episode 6 of Westworld, “The Adversary,” for clues about Arnold, sentience, and which character will be the first to die. We also hear a special fan theory from our friend Chris Plante, editor at The Verge. Have your own theory about Westworld? Send us a voice memo at outwest@theoutline.com.

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Nov 08 2016
52 mins
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