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Westworld

129 episodes - English - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 990 ratings

Roger Roeper & Dick Ebert & Gene Lyons host a weekly podcast covering Westworld the hit science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk with Nolan directing the pilot. The series premiered October 2, 2016.

Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," the series tells the story of a futuristic theme park called Westworld.

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Ep.124: Westworld - 407 - Telegraph

August 13, 2022 02:54 - 1 hour - 42.9 MB

It's our longest listener-mail podcast of the season! "Metanoia" was a hit with Westworld fans, triggering voicemail and email about The Sublime, Teddy, Maeve and Christina.  In this episode, the full Shat Crew responds to questions about Clementine, learns the difference between worms and snakes, nerds out on social contract philosophy, theorizes on where all the people went, and hears another hilarious ad from Discount Don.  This Telegraph also digs into how "Westworld" will end and wh...

Ep.123: Westworld - 407 - Metanoia

August 10, 2022 03:41 - 50 minutes - 34.5 MB

Our "Westworld" Deep Dives are always dense, but this one truly is a thicc-ass boi. In this breakdown of Season 4, Episode 7, Gene and Big D compare simulations to reality, dissect William's conversation with himself and ask why Bernard would leave The Door open. "Metanoia" also leads the Shat Crew to explore who Bernard's video message was for, what Christina is, and why that one guy decided to set fire to his office. Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud.com/simonsteric...

Ep.122: Westworld - 407 - Instacast

August 08, 2022 03:56 - 14 minutes - 10.5 MB

Gene and Ash crown "Metanoia" the best episode since "Westworld" Season 2 in this instant-reaction episode of Shat on TV. Season 4, Episode 7 gave us gripping dialogue, heartbreak, big reveals and, most importantly, the old-school pairings we'd been craving. Was this this payoff for the previous six episodes? Will it build into an explosive season finale? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, have a listen as we prepare for Tuesday's Deep Dive. Listen to more great music from Simo...

Ep.121: Westworld - 406 - Telegraph

August 06, 2022 00:31 - 58 minutes - 39.8 MB

Caleb is the star of this "Westworld" Telegraph as listeners call and write to discuss what makes him special, how outliers work and what Caleb #279 is all about. Email and voicemail also focus on freeze tag, the Red Queen Theory, why Bernard couldn't ID the mole and whether horses are extinct. The Shat Crew also explores hope and rats, grief, Halores' worst nightmare and how Ash would ruin Season 4. Oh, and Sober British Stu calls in to help us find the beauty in the world.  Listen to m...

Ep.120: Westworld - 406 - Fidelity

August 03, 2022 03:10 - 38 minutes - 26.7 MB

Caleb fans got a dark and juicy episode this week as "Westworld" Season 4, Episode 6 peered into why Charlores hostified him, why love matters and how hope can be weaponized.  "Fidelity" also illustrated Charlores' growing frustration, her cruelty, problems among the ranks of The Cause, and a bit more Westworld geography.  In this Deep Dive edition, Ash and Big D also discuss how informed Charlores actually is, the science of rats, and the simple fact that "C is for Cookie." Listen to ...

Ep.119: Westworld - 406 - Instacast

August 01, 2022 03:54 - 13 minutes - 9.86 MB

In Westworld Season 4, Episode 6, "Fidelity," Caleb gets to live out his best Die Hard fantasy, while Frankie lets herself be guided into the park so Bernard can reboot Maeve since she’s apparently the weapon that will help save humankind. Our Instacast edition shares our immediate takes on the episode and previews what we'll cover in the upcoming Deep Dive.  Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud.com/simonsteric Subscribe Now Android: https://shatontv.com/westworld-and...

Ep.118: Westworld - 405 - Telegraph

July 29, 2022 21:51 - 56 minutes - 39 MB

With Gene away on vacation, Ash and BigD gathered for this week's Telegraph of Westworld Season 4 and respond to the top18 voicemails and emails about Episode 5: "Zhuangzi." Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud.com/simonsteric Westworld Episode 5 Summary: Charlotte notices that several hosts she has assigned to eliminate "outliers" – humans that have broken from her conditioning – are killing themselves shortly after contact with the humans. She orders William to kill the...

Ep.117: Westworld - 405 - Zhuangzi

July 27, 2022 02:15 - 54 minutes - 37.5 MB

Westworld used Season 4, Episode 5 to flesh out the notion of "outliers" and introduce us to hosts "transcending." Viewers learned the extent of Charlores' control and the nature of Christina's role as The Storyteller. "Zhuangzi" brought us questionable action scenes, uncomfortable choreography and the knowledge that, even in Charlores' utopia, hosts are committing suicide. In this Deep Dive, Ash examines the power of The Tower; Gene does his best to explain the unexplained; and Big D as...

Ep.116: Westworld - 405 - Instacast

July 25, 2022 03:54 - 14 minutes - 10.1 MB

"Westworld" gave us a look behind the curtain as New York City's facade crumbled in Season 4, Episode 5. "Zhuangzi" was a massive shift in style and pace from the previous two episodes, featuring far more exposition, mustache-twirling and awkward action scenes. Our Instacast edition shares our immediate takes on the episode, and previews what we'll cover in the upcoming Deep Dive.  Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud.com/simonsteric Subscribe Now Android: https://sha...

Ep.115: Westworld - 404 - Telegraph

July 23, 2022 01:25 - 40 minutes - 28.3 MB

The full Shat Crew has gathered for its first three-host Telegraph of Westworld Season 4, responding to a record 20 voicemails and emails about Episode 4: "Generation Loss." In this listener-mail episode, we cover outlandish theories on Christina, frustrated opinions on Caleb and detailed looks at the ruins of Prohibitionworld.  Listeners Jenn and Discount Don present ideas so nice we had to hear them twice, and our old friend Emmett beautifully impersonates Thandiwe Newton. Plus, ther...

Ep.114: Westworld - 404 - Generation Loss

July 19, 2022 17:01 - 49 minutes - 34.3 MB

Episode 4 put the puzzle pieces together for "Westworld" Season 4, giving us a clearer picture of what's happening and what's to come. In this Deep Dive episode, the Shat Crew looks into the series' central question: What is it to be human?  Gene digs into what makes Caleb special and why Charlores would desire a fidelity-tested version of our hero. Ash outlines the nature and structure of the New World Order. And we debut a new game called "Explain Me This." Listen to more great music f...

Ep.113: Westworld - 404 - Instacast

July 18, 2022 03:25 - 13 minutes - 9.16 MB

So many answers! So many deaths! So much Caleb! "Generation Loss" built on Episode 3's momentum and paved the runway for an exciting second half to Season 4. What some saw as "yeah duh" moments, the Shat Crew considered sorely needed solid ground for building a stable story.  Our Instacast edition shares our immediate takes on the episode, and preview's what we'll cover in the upcoming Deep Dive.  Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud.com/simonsteric Subscribe Now Andr...

Ep.112: Westworld - 403 - Telegraph

July 15, 2022 21:36 - 48 minutes - 33.6 MB

Just how long was Bernard in The Sublime, and when are we now? Listeners weighed in this week with voicemail and email ranging from conservatively logical to Big D's Express Train to Crazytown. Season 4, Episode 3 also had listeners thinking deep about identity when it comes to Christina, Charlotte, Maya, William, Frankie, and even Peter. The Shat Crew received some hot takes on how good and how bad "Westworld" has become, and Discount Don peered deep into the madness that is TV podcasting...

Ep.111: Westworld - 403 - Annees Folles

July 12, 2022 23:39 - 46 minutes - 32.1 MB

Excitement and depth returned to "Westworld" in a big way as our favorite host duo—Stubbs and Bernard—began their quest to save humanity. In this Season 4 Episode 3 Deep Dive, the Shat Crew explores what Bernard saw in his Sublime visions and how that impacts our perception of time. We also rejoin Maeve to explore the new park, ask what makes Caleb so special (again), dissect the science behind the flies and the low-frequency resonance generator, and debate whether we just saw a grown-up F...

Ep.110: Westworld - 403 - Instacast

July 11, 2022 03:44 - 14 minutes - 10.3 MB

Three episodes in, and Bernard is back! A lot has changed since he went into the Sublime, and we are here for the mystery! In this instacast, we dive straight into the visions, mazes and flies of it all. With Bernard’s piece added to the chess board and our duo of Maeve and Caleb still in the roaring Sweetwater 2.0, there’s lots to digest before we dive deep into Anees Folles. Our Instacast edition shares our immediate takes on the episode, and preview's what we'll cover in the upcoming De...

Ep.109: Westworld - 402 - Telegraph

July 08, 2022 17:16 - 43 minutes - 29.6 MB

Flies, goo and Maeve's power, too! This week's listener voicemail and letters got weird on topics ranging from Christina's life to Charlores' master plan to the mystery behind the music. Season 4, Episode 2 also had listeners questioning what's left for the six remaining episodes and a for-sure Season 5. Plus, voicemails poured in about William's golfing, the purpose of the new park and more. Gene refuses to stop watching trailers (even though he rarely watches trailers), and Big D wonde...

Ep.108: Westworld - 402 - Well Enough Alone

July 06, 2022 00:11 - 46 minutes - 32.6 MB

"Westworld" Season 4's second episode gave us a lot more solid footing, revealing how many hosts have replaced humans in the real world, what Charlores' ultimate goal seems to be, what the new park looks like and whether William is really dead. But "Well Enough Alone" also stirred up plenty of mystery, including the life and death of Peter Myers, the science behind the black goo and more questions about The Tower. We'll get to it all in this Deep Dive edition. Listen to more great music ...

Ep.107: Westworld - 402 - Instacast

July 04, 2022 04:44 - 17 minutes - 12.3 MB

We got a new park! No matter how heavy-handed the dialogue gets. No matter how senseless the deaths become. No matter where Christina's side story takes us, "Westworld" fans can cheer what looks like the most fun park yet. Season 4, Episode 2, "Well Enough Alone" uncovered some key clues behind the strange occurrences in Christina's world, gave us a pretty clear picture of what Charlores is up to, and revealed the original William is alive and not-so-well. Our Instacast edition shares ou...

Ep.106: Westworld - 401 - Telegraph

July 01, 2022 23:23 - 41 minutes - 28.6 MB

This week's listener voicemail and letters mostly seemed to focus on two big topics: Who is Christina, and are we in a simulation? And while it's too soon to tell, the tinfoil is coming in hot. Season 4, Episode 1 also had listeners thinking about whether "Westworld" can still draw an audience, what the episode titles might mean, and how much hosts may have evolved in the seven years since Rehoboam fell.  Gene loses his mind trying to think through the possibility of time behaving differ...

Ep.105: Westworld - 401 - The Auguries

June 29, 2022 04:03 - 46 minutes - 32.1 MB

"Westworld" is back, and a lot has changed in the seven years since we've seen Maeve, Caleb, William and Dolo ... err, Christina. Ash and Gene are here to dive straight into the meaning of the episode title, the changes to the "Westworld" opening credits, and what's new in the world. This Deep Dive, covering Episode 1, "The Auguries," also explores what William is plotting, what the flies are all about and why Teddy is back. Beyond that, the Shat Crew catalogs the Easter egg parallels Epis...

Ep.104: Westworld - 401 - Instacast

June 27, 2022 03:40 - 16 minutes - 11.7 MB

It's quiet. Too quiet. "Westworld" Season 4 kicked off with William up to some dastardly deeds, but things quickly became muted as the story seemed to parallel parts Season 1 and parts "The Matrix Resurrections." We also got some elements of Caleb playing Hawkeye (I've gotta leave my family to protect them) in a season premiere that felt unlike any "Westworld" Episode 1 we've ever seen.  Hear a sneak preview of what we'll be covering in Tuesday's Deep Dive, and help us spot the Easter eg...

Ep.103: Westworld - Season 4 Preview

June 15, 2022 20:43 - 39 minutes - 27.7 MB

After our longest wait yet, "Westworld" is coming back with Season 4 on June 26. In this preview pod, the Shat Crew saddles up again to outline the upcoming episodes, explore some of the real-world events promoting the HBO series, touch base with the cast, and share wish lists for the season. Will there be a new park to explore? Is Dolores dead? Who's Christina, and will we ever learn to pronounce Thandiwe? Have a listen, call in, and get your re-watch done for the best show on TV. Liste...

Ep.102: Westworld - Season 3 - Mean Mail

May 15, 2020 18:23 - 1 hour - 44.2 MB

We gathered the meanest listener tweets, texts, emails and reviews from "Westworld" Season 3 for this special edition of Shat on TV. No one is safe as Ashley, Gene, and Big D take fire for everything from their voices to failing geography class.  Plus, listeners offer their final thoughts on Westworld as a whole, Dolores' flaws, the undying simulation theory, and why Season 3 wasn't as bad as the critics say. Have a listen, then join us Friday night on Twitch for a Shappy Hour hangout. L...

Ep.101: Westworld - Season 3 - Westies

May 13, 2020 02:44 - 1 hour - 47.5 MB

More than 3,000 votes were counted, and Big D drank a half bottle of vodka to celebrate Season 3 of the "Shat on TV: Westworld" Westie Awards!  This special (and strangely dark) podcast edition is a thank you to everyone who listened and supported Shat on TV this season. It includes winners for Best Future Tech, Best Dressed, Best of The Dolori, Best Use of Music, Most WTF Moment, Best Action Sequence, Wasted Talent, Best Plot Twist, Best Villain, and Most Shocking Reveal. Shat Nation also...

Ep.100: Westworld - 308 - Telegraph

May 09, 2020 05:51 - 1 hour - 44.1 MB

If you're the type of person who slows down to see a multi-car pileup, you'll love the listener mail in this week's Telegraph.  Our 100th episode of Shat on TV: Westworld examines the link between Dolores and Mexican independence, sympathy for Serac, things the Season 3 finale did well, and reasons why viewers felt betrayed by HBO. Things get downright brutal, Big D reads the McDonald's gourmet menu, Ashley basks in plot holes, and Gene argues that Dolores and Caleb had First World Probl...

Ep.99: Westworld - 308 - Crisis Theory

May 05, 2020 07:52 - 1 hour - 48.8 MB

While the Internet grumbles about the Season 3 finale, the Shat Crew gets down to business asking tough questions in an effort to find Westworld's core: Did Dolores have a master plan? Why hide the key inside one of the world's most wanted men? And who's really dead? This Deep Dive, covering Episode 8, "Crisis Theory," also rounds up plot holes, questions Rehoboam's omniscience, puzzles over why Lawrence was selected, and theorizes about why Neo-Los Angeles high-rises are exploding. We als...

Ep.98: Westworld - 308 - Intacast

May 04, 2020 03:56 - 22 minutes - 15.7 MB

"Holy Guacamole!" cries Ashley Schafly as Westworld's season finale kills off key characters, does some serious soul-searching, and depicts the quietest of riots. "Crisis Theory" felt more like springboard into a distant Westworld Season 4 than an end to Season 3, but that's not to say it wasn't full of big answers about Serac, the Man in Black, Charlotte, Dolores, Maeve, Rehoboam, and Caleb.  Plus, Bernard finally got the episode he deserved, and tons of dudes got shot in the foot. Li...

Ep.95: Westworld - 307 - Telegraph

April 30, 2020 16:32 - 1 hour - 44.4 MB

"Westworld" Episode 7's Telegraph has more laughs per minute than anything we've done this season. Listeners wrote and called in about Maeve's story arc, the real Dolores Prime, illogical fight scenes, EMPs, passed pawns, and French accents. You guys really can't let go of the accents. In this mailbag edition of Shat on TV, we also cover "Neuromancer," exploding arms, minority roles in 2052, and whether Dolores and Maeve are just messing with each other. Also, Caleb takes center stage as S...

Ep.97: Westworld - 307 - Telegraph

April 30, 2020 16:32 - 1 hour - 44.4 MB

"Westworld" Episode 7's Telegraph has more laughs per minute than anything we've done this season. Listeners wrote and called in about Maeve's story arc, the real Dolores Prime, illogical fight scenes, EMPs, passed pawns, and French accents. You guys really can't let go of the accents. In this mailbag edition of Shat on TV, we also cover "Neuromancer," exploding arms, minority roles in 2052, and whether Dolores and Maeve are just messing with each other. Also, Caleb takes center stage as S...

Ep.96: Westworld - 307 - Passed Pawn

April 28, 2020 08:35 - 53 minutes - 37.1 MB

Westworld Season, 3, Episode 7, revealed a massive clue to Caleb's true identity. If you missed it, you aren't alone. If you want to know what it is, you'll have to listen.  This week's Deep Dive covers Solomon's definition of an outlier, robo smelling salts, super-crappy targeting systems, EMP blasts, Ashley's Mortal Kombat tournament, and a long list of fascinating callbacks to previous episodes and seasons. "Passed Pawn" also led us to question which podcast host has the best Shat voi...

Ep.95: Westworld - 307 - Instacast

April 27, 2020 05:36 - 21 minutes - 14.9 MB

We wanted the scoop on Caleb Nichols' background, and boy did we get it. Westworld Season 3, Episode 7, delivered detailed history, gave Solomon a voice, revealed the dark secrets behind Serac's grand plan, and gave us a bloody showdown for good measure. Our instant-reaction episode also includes the Three Stooges Road Trip, security personnel shortages, and one very lonely AI. Listen now and subscribe to catch our Deep Dive on Tuesday.  Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcl...

Ep.94: Westworld - 306 - Telegraph

April 24, 2020 14:54 - 57 minutes - 39.4 MB

"Westworld" listener mail this week focuses on why William thinks he's "the good guy," whether host pearls are irreplaceable, how bad a mom Charlotte was, how to pronounce Serac (again), and the season's biggest reveal: Big D is a robot. This Telegraph, covering Episode 6 of Season 3, also features email about the book young William was reading, a cryptic conversation between the Man in Black and Robert Ford, and the possibility Westworld has jumped the shark. Listener Ken L. writes in w...

Ep.93: Westworld - 306 - Decoherence

April 21, 2020 19:48 - 1 hour - 46.7 MB

It only took six episodes, but Gene finally has tinfoil! Find out why he thinks Charlotte Hale was acting weird, and hear Big D's far more plausible explanation. Ashley adds to the mix with a breakdown of William's WWE group therapy, and we round out coverage of Westworld Season 3, Episode 6, by discussing the identities of the hosts being printed at Delos. In this "Decoherence" Deep Dive, the Shat Crew also delves into William's mysterious blood protein, Charlotte's incredible outfit, one...

Ep.92: Westworld - 306 - Instacast

April 20, 2020 04:10 - 16 minutes - 11.3 MB

What a save! Episode 6 seemed to pump the brakes on all of Season 3's momentum in the opening minutes but finished with a real bang as our Westworld warriors found violent new motivations that set the stage for an explosive finale. Big D loved the William group therapy session, and Ash was intrigued by the changes happening in Charlores. Gene just relished Decoherence's multiple bloodbaths and incredible action sequences starring Tessa Thompson. Going into Tuesday's Deep Dive, the Shat C...

Ep.91: Westworld - 305 - Telegraph

April 17, 2020 16:50 - 56 minutes - 39 MB

Ashley beat-boxing, Gene struggling with the N-word, Big D confusing real life with "Universal Soldier"—this Telegraph edition of Shat on TV is a doozy. "Westworld" Season 3, Episode 5, inspired listeners to write and call in about Caleb's biblical allusions, Rehoboam's limitations, Dolores' missing copy, Stubbs' secret, Maeve's fate, music choices, and HBO's misrepresentation of Brazil. Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud.com/simonsteric Westworld Episode 5 Summary: ...

Ep.90: Westworld - 305 - Genre

April 14, 2020 19:41 - 1 hour - 42.3 MB

Ready to get weird? Let's get weird. Ashley dissects Caleb and Serac. Big D gives lessons on hallucinogens and shoulder-fired missiles, and Gene takes you on a magical musical journey through Westworld Season 3, Episode 5: "Genre." The Shat Crew also digs into Rehoboam weaponizing hope, why the car-chase haters are wrong, new T-shirt ideas, and how Giggles and Ash just happened to show up at the right time. RICO most definitely suave. Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud...

Ep.89: Westworld - 305 - Instacast

April 13, 2020 05:31 - 24 minutes - 17 MB

Your hosts are all back on the "Westworld" train! Choo-choo! Gene stops complaining. Ash heaps on the praise, and Big D wants to know where he can get some Genre. Season 3, Episode 5, fleshed out the mesmerizing Serac, reminded us of the talent in Evan Rachel Wood and Aaron Paul, blasted a kickass soundtrack, and closed the book on the season's first movement.  Mysteries were solved. Things were blown up, heads were smashed, gun sights went unused, and we learned a whole lot more about C...

Ep.88: Westworld - 304 - Telegraph

April 10, 2020 18:05 - 1 hour - 42.6 MB

Listener mail this week focused on Caleb, Dolores's pearl clones, an underpopulated Neo Los Angeles, lost lines of dialogue, William's punishment, and blood identity scanners. "Westworld" Season 3, Episode 4 also inspired email and voicemail covering Charlotte Hale tinfoil, hamartia, "Rent" the musical, and that hammy fight scene between Dolores and Stubbs. Check it out, then join us Friday and Sunday on Twitch to discuss: www.shatontv.com/twitch  Listen to more great music from Simon: w...

Ep.87: Westworld - 304 - The Mother of Exiles

April 07, 2020 15:06 - 1 hour - 41.9 MB

Gene and Ashley take heat from listeners, and Big D skates by as we dive deep into Season 3, Episode 4: "The Mother of Exiles." This edition of Shat on TV explores a multi-Dolores universe, including the emergence of Dolores Prime, and asks "Who has the key to the Sublime?" We also dig up everything we know about Caleb, add to Dick Ebert's Crazy Timelines and Tinfoil Show, revisit the ambulance shooting, debate Meat Farm vs. Dairy, consider Incite's role in Caleb and Dolores meeting, and l...

Ep.86: Westworld - 304 - Instacast

April 06, 2020 05:58 - 20 minutes - 14.3 MB

All you pearl-divers got your answer as "Westworld" Season 3, Episode 4 revealed more of Dolores' master plan, kicked up the violence, and turned on the sex appeal.  Gene was left wondering, "Why Caleb?" Ashley raised an eyebrow at how Bernard and Stubbs knew so much, and Big D scribbled down a timeline that would make Carrie Matheson proud. The Shat Crew also discusses perhaps the goofiest "Westworld" moment of 2020 and learns to accept the show on its own terms. Listen to more great ...

Ep.85: Westworld - 303 - Telegraph

April 03, 2020 17:21 - 1 hour - 42.2 MB

Texas shows up strong in this listener mail edition of Shat on TV: Westworld. Your email and voicemail concerning Season 3, Episode 3, brought in lots of expertise, from theoretical physics to medical protocol.  This week's topics include time as a loaf of bread, the "noble savage" philosophy, humanism vs. determinism, and how to pronounce Rehoboam like a true church-goer.  We also talk Isaac Asimov, "Westworld" sound design, and a string of Umm ... Actually for a defenseless Dick Ebert....

Ep.84: Westworld - 303 - The Absence of Field

April 01, 2020 00:28 - 1 hour - 50.6 MB

Who the Hale is Charlotte? Roger Roeper returns to "Shat on TV" to explore the biggest question presented by Westworld Season 3, Episode 3: "The Absence of Field." Ashley Schlafly explains the poem behind the episode's title and reaches back to Ancient Rome to illustrate the predicament Caleb is facing. Gene Lyons celebrates Westworld's vision of future tech: personal assistants, predictive models, augmented-reality glasses, artificial intelligence, drip implants, and of course that one st...

Ep.83: Westworld - 303 - Instacast

March 30, 2020 07:04 - 26 minutes - 18.6 MB

If your main question after Season 3, Episode 3, was "who's in those pearls?" you missed a lot of really good TV. Westworld's genre-switching was phenomenal; Tessa Thompson's portrayal of an other inside Charlotte Hale's shell was impeccable; and plausible glimpses of future tech were both astonishing and chilling. In this instant reaction episode, we touch on Rahobo's mirror reality, Caleb's augmentation, Charlotte's predator within, and the very idea of identity. The Shat Crew also annou...

Ep.82: Westworld - 302 - Telegraph

March 27, 2020 14:15 - 1 hour - 42.5 MB

Listener mail after "Westworld" Season 3, Episode 2 covers great minds like Lacan, Fromm, Faucault, Sartre, Barthe, Chomsky, and Rahobo.  Ashley and Gene compare brain boners. Big D finds a mispronunciation mate, and we celebrate the memory of a Shat listener who is no longer with us. Longtime friend of the pod Thiago writes in with a Biblical "Umm ... Actually" while laying on thicc praise for Armand Delgado. Muhip gives us a lesson in adversarial neural networks, and Dick Ebert teach...

Ep.81: Westworld - 302 - The Winter Line

March 25, 2020 02:17 - 1 hour - 41.9 MB

Shat on TV's coverage of Westworld Season 3, Episode 2: "The Winter Line" starts off intelligently with discussions of free will vs sentience, the nuance between hero and villain, and Ashley Schlafly's brilliant overview of Louis Althusser's views of subjection and the state. Things take a turn as Dick Ebert unveils his latest treatise: "Rahobo, The God Humans Need," force-feeding Gene enough tinfoil to spark a Divergence. Suddenly, it's Big D worshipping at the altar of Coconut Guy, Ge...

Ep.80: Westworld - 302 - Instacast

March 23, 2020 03:39 - 24 minutes - 16.9 MB

Was "Westworld" Season 3, Episode 2 a thrilling mind-bender or a "Rick and Morty" ripoff? "The Winter Line" took as back to the park and some familiar faces, including ... Drogon?  Maeve dropped a math bomb; Big D got on the Aaron Paul Train; and Gene Lyons thinks he's smarter than everyone else.  In this instant reaction episode, we drool over an "assed-up" Stubbs; discuss Bernard's flashbacks; learn the difference between Greg, Gary, and Jerrry; and preview Ashley Schlafly's upcoming l...

Ep.79: Westworld - 301 - Telegraph

March 21, 2020 04:05 - 59 minutes - 41.1 MB

Lister mail after the "Westworld" Season 3 Premiere covers Caleb's humanity, the toll of trauma on military veterans, the anime "Psycho Pass," livestock lessons in an "umm, actually," and sucking a butt. Things get steamy as Ashley Schlafly's husband calls in; Gene bemoans his position as the podcast's scapegoat; and Big D rebuke's Mr. Lyons' arrogance.  The Shat Crew also explains why it sometimes uses listeners' full names, why self-driving cars have driver seats, and leaving room for ...

Ep.78: Westworld - 301 - Parce Domine

March 17, 2020 09:32 - 1 hour - 42.5 MB

Is the "real world" just a simulation? Is Francis a fidelity test? What's Incite up to, and why is Gene Lyons so happy? We answer these questions and more in Shat on TV's first "Westworld" Deep Dive of Season 3.  Episode 1, "Parce Domine" brought us a Bible lesson, a new face for artificial intelligence, a missing Delos board member, updated opening credits, and a frank examination of personal data.  Plus, Big D brings up "Robopocalypse" yet again; Gene laments freedom of choice, and Ash...

Ep.77: Westworld - 301 - Instacast

March 16, 2020 05:16 - 28 minutes - 19.7 MB

Westworld Season 3 started off with a bang, literally, as new characters stepped onto the scene, familiar faces got their hands dirty, and HBO reminded us why it's the king of TV production. The sets were amazing, the vision of the future was painstakingly detailed (if not derivative), and nudity was abundant. In this instant reaction episode, we highlight performances by Lena Waithe, Aaron Paul, and Marshawn Lynch; welcome the new "benevolent dystopian" vision laid out by "Westworld;" a...

Ep.76: Westworld - Season 3 Kickoff Telegraph

March 10, 2020 07:50 - 38 minutes - 26.3 MB

"Westworld" fans write in and the Shat Crew responds to email about where Season 3 occurs, how to watch Season 2, where we've seen Kid Cudi before, who's in Charlores' magical pearls, and more. We also read reviews (some nice, some not-so-nice) of our newest host, Ashley Schlafly, and Roger learns big words. Share your thoughts and questions for next week's listener mail edition by emailing [email protected] or calling 914-719-SHAT. Subscribe & Follow Android: https://shatontv.com/we...

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