Binge Mode: Weekly

Binge Mode: Weekly

By The Ringer

Join Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion every week as they explore their favorite topics of the moment.

Episodes

Ask the Underscore: 'Game of Thrones' One Year Later

One year after the 'Game of Thrones' finale, Mal and Jason dive deep into your questions about the series and give their thoughts on the upcoming spinoff, which GoT characters they'd like to see in a 'The Last Dance'–style documentary, the state of 'The Winds of Winter,' and more.
22/05/201h 36m

Star Wars: The Clone Wars—The Final Arc | Weekly

On this episode, Mal and Jason dive into the final four episodes of the animated TV series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" by exploring how forging your own path shapes the Disney+ conclusion, examining the significance of the series' closing scene, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from these episodes, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to an indelible protagonist.
09/05/201h 51m

Ask the Underscore 2020, Vol. 2 | Weekly

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: the final season of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ the greatest players and seasons of ‘Survivor,’ the Fellowship of the Ring comprised of current athletes, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
02/05/201h 47m

‘Saga’ Book 1 | Weekly

Mal and Jason explore issues 1-18 of the epic space fantasy comic ‘Saga’ by discussing how family ties affect the central characters, examining the real-life history of proxy wars, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the first 18 issues, and celebrating a wise author. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
24/04/201h 58m

Free Will and Determinism in ‘Devs’ | Weekly

Mal and Jason explore the FX on Hulu miniseries ‘Devs’ by discussing the show’s focus on free will and determinism, examining the many-worlds interpretation and related theories on quantum mechanics, offering eight ‘Devs’ spinoff ideas, and honoring the concept at the center of the story. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
18/04/201h 48m

Jason Mantzoukas, Part 2 | Weekly

Mal and Jason are joined by actor-comedian Jason Mantzoukas to explore a variety of pop culture properties, including ‘Saga,’ ‘Red Dead Redemption 2,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ ‘The Good Place,’ and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Guest: Jason Mantzoukas
09/04/201h 11m

Jason Mantzoukas, Part 1 | Weekly

Mal and Jason are joined by actor-comedian Jason Mantzoukas to explore a variety of pop culture properties, including 'Game of Thrones,' 'Star Wars,' 'Ozark,' and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Guest: Jason Mantzoukas
08/04/201h 17m

Ask the Underscore 2020, Vol. 1 | Weekly

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: fictional quarantine companions, 'Tiger King,' favorite fantasy couples, and more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
01/04/201h 41m

Darth Vader: A Character Study / The Farewell | Star Wars

Mal and Jason analyze the archetypal villain Darth Vader by exploring his life, lessons, and legacy. They examine the early days of Vader, list eight of the top Darth Vader moments, and award the Medal of Bravery to the iconic character’s creator. Plus: our closing thoughts as we say goodbye to the ‘Star Wars’ franchise … for now. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
04/02/202h 18m

Star Wars Rebels | Star Wars

Mal and Jason celebrate the canonical animated TV series ‘Star Wars Rebels’ by exploring how it presents a newfound perspective, examining the iconic villain Grand Admiral Thrawn, ranking eight of the most essential episodes and arcs from ‘Rebels,’ and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a continuing legacy. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
30/01/202h 25m

Ahsoka Tano: A Character Study | Star Wars

Mal and Jason explore the iconic character of Ahsoka Tano by discussing her history and legacy, examining the Path of the Padawan, listing eight of the top Ahsoka moments, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to Snips’s creator. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
24/01/201h 44m

The Clone Wars | Star Wars

Mal and Jason celebrate the canonical animated TV series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ by exploring its crucial role in expanding the universe, examining Genndy Tartakovsky’s prior microseries, ranking eight of the most essential episodes from ‘The Clone Wars,’ and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the central dynamic of the story. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
17/01/202h 28m

’Star Wars’ Video Games | Star Wars

Mal and Jason explore the long history of ‘Star Wars’ video games by sharing their own experiences playing them, examining the rise and fall of LucasArts, ranking the eight most essential characters from various games with The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a widely celebrated game. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Guest: Ben Lindbergh
11/01/201h 34m

Han Solo: A Character Study

Mal and Jason explore the iconic character of Han Solo by discussing his history and legacy, examining Harrison Ford’s career leading up to playing the character, listing eight of the top Han Solo moments across the films, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the embodiment of the rogue archetype. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
07/01/201h 47m

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 8: Redemption | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the Season 1 finale of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring the idea of the family you choose, examining the fabled Darksaber, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a valiant protector. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
31/12/191h 55m

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Ask the Underscore | Star Wars

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners, on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker.’ Topics include: best new character from the film, how Maz got Anakin/Luke’s lightsaber, the Dion Waiters Heat Check Award for this movie, and Disney+ spin-off ideas. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
27/12/191h 35m

Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker | Star Wars

Mal and Jason discuss the conclusion of the sequel trilogy, ‘Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker,’ by exploring how the film invokes resurrection, examining the Unknown Regions, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the movie, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the central bond at the heart of the trilogy. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
24/12/192h 36m

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 7: The Reckoning | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the seventh installment of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how judgment plays out throughout the episode, examining Moffs, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a selfless ugnaught. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
21/12/191h 27m

Episode VIII: The Last Jedi | Star Wars

Mal and Jason discuss the second installment of the sequel trilogy, ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi,’ by exploring how the film subverts expectations, examining Holdo’s maneuver, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the movie, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the titular last Jedi. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
20/12/192h 31m

Episode VII: The Force Awakens | Star Wars

Mal and Jason discuss the first installment of the sequel trilogy, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens,’ by exploring how revival shapes the story, examining the Battle of Jakku, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the film, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a new iconic protagonist. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
18/12/192h 24m

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 6: The Prisoner | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the sixth installment of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how the shadow of the past looms over the episode, examining the Twi’lek species, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the best mercenary in the parsec. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
16/12/191h 36m

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the conclusion of the original trilogy, ‘Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi’ by exploring how redemption defines the story, examining the Ewoks of Endor, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the film, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the savior of the galaxy. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
14/12/192h 22m

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the iconic ‘Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back’ by exploring the revelations that define the story, examining the off-screen events between ‘A New Hope’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the film, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a ruthless villain. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
12/12/192h 36m

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 5: The Gunslinger | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the fifth installment of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring the nature of negotiation in the episode, examining the iconic planet Tatooine, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a compassionate mechanic. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
10/12/191h 37m

Ask the Underscore, Vol. 5 | Star Wars

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: the best villain trio to combat the rebels, rom-com stories centered around ‘Star Wars’ characters, re-casting the original trilogy in the present day, current athletes to base a clone army on, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
05/12/191h 26m

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 4: Sanctuary | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the fourth installment of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how community drives the plot of the episode, examining the AT-ST walker, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to an impressive warrior. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
03/12/191h 42m

Episode IV: A New Hope | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the film that started it all: ‘Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope' by exploring the call to adventure that defines the story, examining how Westerns influenced this iconic movie, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the film, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to an unlikely hero. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
28/11/192h 40m

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 3: The Sin | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the third episode of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how allegiances affect the central characters, examining the Bounty Hunters' Guild’s code, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a brave protector. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
26/11/191h 29m

Ask the Underscore, Vol. 4 | Star Wars

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: a ‘Freaky Friday’ body swap with a ‘Star Wars’ character, the essential ingredients for a lightsaber duel, the top tearjerker scenes, the most underutilized characters, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
21/11/191h 41m

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 2: The Child | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the second episode of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how the unfamiliar surrounds our protagonists, examining Jawas, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the titular child. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
19/11/191h 28m

John Williams’s Score and the Sounds of Star Wars | Star Wars

Mal and Jason discuss the music and sounds of the 'Star Wars' universe by exploring the legacy of John Williams’s compositions, examining the films' iconic sound design, sharing eight of the most essential cues from the franchise with special guest Isaac Lee, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to their favorite scenes that the music elevates the most. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Guest: Isaac Lee
16/11/191h 16m

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 1 | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the premier episode of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how motivation drives the characters in the pilot, examining the history of Mandalore leading up to the events of the show, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a 'Star Wars' television MVP. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
14/11/191h 43m

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the 2016 anthology film ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ by exploring how the audacity of hope shapes the central characters, examining kyber crystals, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the film, and awarding the medal of bravery to a brave martyr. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
12/11/192h 13m

Ask the Underscore, Vol. 3 | Star Wars

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: items to take on a galactic mission, dream Star Wars TV spin-offs, biggest what-if moments from the canon, Darth Sidious’s apprentices as ‘Succession’ characters, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion
08/11/191h 43m

Solo: A Star Wars Story | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into the 2018 anthology film ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ by exploring how fellowship shapes the central characters of the story, examining the major crime syndicates of the galaxy, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the movie, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to an iconic spaceship. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion
06/11/192h 11m

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith | Star Wars

Mal and Jason dive deep into ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ by exploring the seduction of the dark side, examining the separatist movement, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations, and awarding the medal of bravery to a patient regime. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
04/11/192h 13m

Ask the Underscore, Vol. 2 | Star Wars

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: favorite lightsaber color, top starship designs in the galaxy, NBA players with the highest midi-chlorian count, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion
01/11/191h 25m

Droids: A Character Study | Star Wars

Mal and Jason explore the droids of 'Star Wars' by discussing their history and legacy, examining the two well-known droid types, power ranking their eight favorite droids, and awarding the medal of bravery to an unlikely mechanical hero. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion
30/10/191h 54m

Episode II: Attack of the Clones | Star Wars

Mal and Jason explore ‘Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones’ by discussing how secrets and schemes shape the plot, examining clone soldiers, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the movie, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a duplicitous ruler. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion
28/10/192h 29m

Ask the Underscore, Vol. 1 | Star Wars

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: our personal movie power rankings, NFL quarterbacks as podracer pilots, Star Wars characters with the most BDE, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion
25/10/191h 23m

Jar Jar Binks: A Character Study | Star Wars

Mal and Jason explore the life and legacy of Jar Jar Binks, examine the Gungan species, share eight of their favorite insights and observations about Jar Jar, and award the medal of bravery to his lasting legacy. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion
23/10/191h 15m

Episode I: The Phantom Menace | Star Wars

Mal and Jason explore ‘Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace’ by discussing origins, explaining midi-chlorians, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations, and awarding the medal of bravery to a precocious force-user. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion
21/10/192h 16m

'Game of Thrones' Would You Rather, Live From Con of Thrones | Game of Thrones

Recorded live at Con of Thrones 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, Mal and Jason answer some “would you rather” questions from the audience.
25/07/1955m 9s

The Farewell | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason celebrate ‘Game of Thrones’ by giving out various awards for the series. Then, they are joined by special guest Toby Osmond, who played the Prince of Dorne, before the entire ‘Binge Mode’ crew shares their final thoughts on the story.
08/06/192h 0m

Ask the Underscore III: Series Review | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners, regarding the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ as well as the series at large.
31/05/191h 34m

S8E6: The Iron Throne | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason explore how duty shapes the series finale of ‘Game of Thrones,’ examine the clues for what lies west of Westeros, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and award the Champion’s Purse to a surviving pack.
23/05/192h 45m

S8E5: The Bells | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason explore how horror shapes the penultimate episode of ‘Game of Thrones,’ examine the history of King’s Landing, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and award the Champion’s Purse to a master storyteller.
16/05/192h 28m

S8E4: The Last of the Starks | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason explore how choice shapes ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4, “The Last of the Starks,” examine the ways to slay a dragon, share seven of their favorite insights and observations, and award the Champion’s Purse to a surging queen.
09/05/192h 25m

S8E3: The Long Night | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 3, “The Long Night,” by exploring the last stand of humanity, examining the differences between the on-screen Night King and his book counterpart, sharing seven of their favorite insights and observations, and awarding the Champion’s Purse to a heroic assassin.
02/05/192h 17m

S8E2: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” by exploring the embrace of life in the face of death, examining the history of Winterfell, sharing seven of their favorite insights and observations, and awarding the Champion’s Purse to the truest knight of them all.
25/04/191h 55m

S8E1: Winterfell | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason discuss the final season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ by exploring the various family ties within the episode, explaining the criteria to ride a dragon, sharing seven of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Champion’s Purse to a confident leader.
18/04/192h 3m

Our Seven Biggest Questions Ahead of Season 8 (Season 8 Preview, Part 5) | Game of Thrones

From Jon's parentage reveal to the Prince Who Was Promised to whether Bran is the Night King, Mal and Jason explore the seven most pressing questions for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones.’
13/04/191h 46m

Ask the Underscore II (Season 8 Preview, Part 4) | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: the most ideal small council, most coveted set props, the fate of Jaime Lannister, and much more.
06/04/191h 16m

A Special Interview With Jason Mantzoukas (Season 8 Preview, Part 3) | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason are joined by actor and comedian Jason Mantzoukas to discuss a plethora of pop culture properties such as 'John Wick' (7:07), 'The Good Place' (15:33), and 'Harry Potter' (20:02), before looking ahead to the final season of 'Game of Thrones' (34:12).
29/03/191h 34m

Ask the Underscore (Season 8 Preview, Part 2) | Game of Thrones

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: our most anticipated reunions, how ‘Thrones’ characters would sort into Hogwarts houses, the best place to live in Westeros, and much more.
23/03/191h 29m

'Talk the Thrones' Live From SXSW (Season 8 Preview, Part 1) | Game of Thrones

Live from South by Southwest, Mal and Jason are joined by Chris Ryan to discuss the evolution of their ‘Game of Thrones’ fandom, what they expect to see in Season 8, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion
15/03/191h 12m

The Farewell | Harry Potter

On the final episode of 'Binge Mode: Harry Potter,' The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion share their seven favorite things about 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' after seeing it live, answer your Owl Post in the last all-HP edition of 'Ask the Underscore,' chat about Harry's lasting magic with ESPN's Zach Lowe, and share their final thoughts on what makes this story so magical.
01/03/192h 18m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ Movie | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the second film in the adaptation of ‘Deathly Hallows’ through seven different awards.
01/03/191h 46m

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 36 and Epilogue | Harry Potter

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how the theme of love shapes Chapter 36 and the epilogue of 'Deathly Hallows,' dive into the history of the Elder Wand, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters, and award the House Cup to The Boy Who Lived.
01/03/192h 2m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 34-35 | Harry Potter

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how the theme of sacrifice shapes chapters 34-35 of 'Deathly Hallows,' dive into J.K Rowling's history with King's Cross station, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters, and award the House Cup to a selfless hero.
01/03/192h 7m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 32-33 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how understanding develops in chapters 32-33 of ‘Deathly Hallows,’ share seven of their insights and observations, and award the House Cup to a courageous man.
01/03/191h 58m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 29-31 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss answering the call in chapters 29-31 of ‘Deathly Hallows,’ examine the Hogwarts founders, share seven of their favorite insights and observations, and award the House Cup to Hogwarts' defenders.
01/03/191h 54m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 26-28 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how commitment shapes chapters 26-28 of ‘Deathly Hallows,’ examine goblins in the wizarding world, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters, and award the House Cup to the fearless leader of the Gringotts heist.
01/03/191h 54m

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ Movie | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the film adaptation of ‘Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ through seven different awards.
01/03/191h 44m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 23-25 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss choice in chapters 23-25 of ‘Deathly Hallows,’ examine the wand-making process, share seven of their favorite insights and observations, and award the House Cup to a free elf.
01/03/191h 53m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 20-22 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how symbols shape chapters 20-22 of ‘Deathly Hallows’, examine technology in the wizarding world, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters, and award the House Cup to one who greets death as a friend.
01/03/191h 51m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 18-19 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how doubt permeates chapters 18-19 of ‘Deathly Hallows,’ examine the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters, and award the House Cup to a worthy Gryffindor.
01/03/191h 28m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 15-17 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore chapters 15-17 of ‘Deathly Hallows’ through the lens of testing faith, examine the Potter family history, share seven of their favorite insights and observations, and award the House Cup to loving parents.
01/03/191h 48m

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the latest wizarding world prequel film, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ through seven different awards.
01/03/191h 43m

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the first spinoff prequel film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ through seven different awards.
01/03/191h 18m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 12-14 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how characters enter the belly of the beast in chapters 12-14 of ‘Deathly Hallows’, examine illnesses in the Wizarding World, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters, and award the House Cup to indispensable teammates.
01/03/191h 32m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 9-11 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how trust shapes chapters 9-11 of ‘Deathly Hallows’ (4:42), examine House Elves (1:28:40), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:33:02), and award the House Cup to a new ally (1:36:53).
01/03/191h 39m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 7-8 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how puzzles shape chapters 7-8 of ‘Deathly Hallows’ (6:15), examine the sword of Godric Gryffindor (1:23:52), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:29:40), and award the House Cup to a brilliant witch (1:34:06).
01/03/191h 38m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 4-6 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the cost of war in chapters 4-6 of ‘Deathly Hallows’ (6:24), examine owls in the wizarding world (1:34:16), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:40:50), and award the House Cup to a fierce protector (1:45:01).
01/03/191h 48m

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ Ch. 1-3 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss fallout in the first three chapters of ‘Deathly Hallows’ (7:39), examine the history of the Malfoy family (1:19:43), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:27:15), and award the House Cup to an ascending Dark Lord (1:35:13).
01/03/191h 39m

‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ Movie | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the film adaptation of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ through seven different awards.
01/03/191h 17m

‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 29-30 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how characters assume the mantle in chapters 29-30 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (6:11), examine werewolves (1:26:33), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:32:24), and award the House Cup to a true lover (1:36:29).
01/03/191h 39m

‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 27-28 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how burdens shape chapters 27-28 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (6:16); examine the killing curse, Avada Kedavra (1:13:01); share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:16:57); and award the House Cup to the titular prince (1:21:43).
01/03/191h 25m

‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 24-26 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of facing the darkness in chapters 24-26 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (7:29), examine the inferi (1:54:06), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:59:17), and award the House Cup to a professor and his pupil (2:03:50).
01/03/192h 6m

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 20-23 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss clarity in chapters 20-23 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (4:33), examine the history of Horcruxes (1:40:11), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:44:54), and award the House Cup to a wise headmaster (1:49:38).
01/03/191h 53m

‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 16-19 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss moves and countermoves in chapters 16-19 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (4:53), examine love potions (1:35:50), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:40:16), and award the House Cup to a life-saving friend (1:44:56).
01/03/191h 49m

‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 12-15 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore warning signs in chapters 12-15 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (6:03), examine Felix Felicis (1:43:37), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:48:29), and award the House Cup to a prolific scorer (1:52:37).
01/03/191h 54m

‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 8-11 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss tutelage in chapters 8-11 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (5:25), examine the history of the Gaunt family (1:22:38), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:28:16), and award the House Cup to an ostensible potions prodigy (1:33:41).
01/03/191h 37m

‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 3-7 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore allegiances in chapters 3-7 of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ (6:10), examine the Hogwarts Express (1:30:50), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:36:54), and award the House Cup to a fledgling Death Eater (1:41:48).
01/03/191h 45m

‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ Ch. 1-2 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the first two chapters of ‘Half-Blood Prince’ through the lens of perspective (6:50), examine the office of minister of magic (1:29:40), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:35:45), and award the House Cup to a double agent (1:41:22).
01/03/191h 44m

HP Extra: Owl Post, Vol. 2 | Harry Potter

In the second all–'Harry Potter' edition of ‘Ask the Underscore,’ The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include the rescue-mission dream team, the best Hogwarts class to teach, useful muggle inventions for wizards, and favorite memories to produce a full patronus.
01/03/191h 12m

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ Movie | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the film adaptation of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ through seven different awards.
01/03/191h 18m

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 37-38 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore remorse in the final two chapters of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (5:59), examine the portraits at Hogwarts (1:12:41), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:17:29), and award the House Cup to a comforting friend (1:22:12).
01/03/191h 25m

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 34-36 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how recklessness impacts chapters 34-36 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (6:06), examine the history of duels in the wizarding world (1:12:43), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:18:02), and award the House Cup to the only wizard Voldemort ever feared (1:25:27).
01/03/191h 30m

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 29-33 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss subterfuge in chapters 29-33 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (5:40), examine the Forbidden Forest (1:25:38), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:30:03), and award the House Cup to the head of Gryffindor House (1:33:51).
01/03/191h 37m

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 24-28 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore chapters 24-28 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ through the lens of the battle within (5:10), examine publications in the wizarding world (1:34:20), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:39:03), and award the House Cup to the brightest witch of her age (1:44:46).
01/03/191h 49m

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 20-23 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how loss of control shapes ch. 20-23 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (4:39), examine St. Mungo’s Hospital (1:08:27), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:11:37), and award the House Cup to Gryffindor’s newest seeker (1:15:58).
01/03/191h 19m

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 15-19 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss resistance in chapters 15-19 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (5:25), explore Dolores Umbridge’s career (1:09:56), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:15:26), and award the House Cup to the architect of Dumbledore's Army (1:21:05).
01/03/191h 24m

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 10-14 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore harbingers in chapters 10-14 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (4:40), examine thestrals (1:15:49), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:20:10), and award the House Cup to a thinking cap (1:26:43).
01/03/191h 29m

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 6-9 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how battle lines shape chapters 6-9 in ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (6:08), examine the Wizengamot (1:11:58), share seven of their favorite insights and observations (1:15:32), and award the House Cup to the legendary Hogwarts headmaster (1:21:48).
01/03/191h 24m

‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore disillusionment in chapters 1-5 of ‘Order of the Phoenix’ (4:59), examine dementors (1:14:03), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:19:40), and award the House Cup to Harry’s fierce godfather (1:27:36).
01/03/191h 30m

HP Extra: Live From LeakyCon 2018 — Chris Rankin on Portraying Percy Weasley and His Life After 'Harry Potter' | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion are joined by Chris Rankin of the ‘Harry Potter’ films to discuss his favorite memories from filming ‘Potter,’ advice for young actors, starting a blog, and more. Visit Chris’s website at https://www.chrisrankin.co.uk/ to read the blog posts that are discussed.
01/03/191h 2m

HP Extra: Live From LeakyCon 2018 — The Power of Harry Potter Fandom and Community, With Melissa Anelli | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion are joined by Melissa Anelli, author and CEO of Mischief Management, to chronicle the evolution and impact of Harry Potter fandom.
01/03/191h 8m

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ Movie | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the film adaptation of ‘Goblet of Fire’ through seven different awards.
01/03/191h 16m

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 35-37 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss truth in chapters 35-37 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (06:30), examine the Animagus (1:08:17), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:14:57), and award the House Cup to the mightiest wizard of them all (1:21:35).
01/03/191h 25m

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 31-34 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the loss of innocence in chapters 31-34 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (05:57), examine Death Eaters (1:09:56), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:15:55), and award the House Cup to the Dark Lord (1:21:43).
01/03/191h 24m

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 27-30 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss secrets from the past in chapters 27-30 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (4:00), examine the Pensieve (1:02:00), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:07:40), and award the House Cup to a cave-dwelling dog (1:14:30).
01/03/191h 17m

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 21-26 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss maturation in chapters 21-26 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (5:10), examine the Great Lake of Hogwarts (1:18:36), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:22:05), and award the House Cup to our heroine (1:28:02).
01/03/191h 32m

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 16-20 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss chapters 16-20 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ through the lens of isolation (5:38), examine wizarding schools outside of Hogwarts (1:12:40), share seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:20:46), and award the House Cup to the youngest Triwizard champion (1:26:47).
01/03/191h 29m

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 11-15 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore expanding horizons in chapters 11-15 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (6:04), examine aurors (1:02:34), share their seven favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:07:32), and award the House Cup to the new professor for Defense Against the Dark Arts (1:16:32).
01/03/191h 20m

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 6-10 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how light and dark interact throughout chapters 6-10 of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (3:58), examine Portkeys (59:19), share their seven favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:06:46), and award the House Cup to a prodigious young Quidditch star (1:19:03).
01/03/191h 25m

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the clash of worlds in the first five chapters of ‘Goblet of Fire’ (10:24), examine the Floo Network (57:15), share their seven favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:03:00), and award the House Cup to an infamous sorcerer (1:09:31).
01/03/191h 13m

HP Extra: Owl Post, Vol. 1 | Harry Potter

In this all-'Harry Potter' edition of ‘Ask The Underscore,’ The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: ranking the Harry Potter books, spin-off story ideas, favorite minor characters, pre-plumbing practices for wizards, and more.
01/03/191h 14m

‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ Movie | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the film adaptation of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ through seven different awards.
01/03/191h 13m

‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,’ Ch. 16-22 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss communication and reconciliation in the climactic final chapters of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ (4:16), explore Time-Turners (1:12:19), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:17:23), and award the House Cup to a precocious witch (1:21:17).
01/03/191h 25m

‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,’ Ch. 11-15 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how force of will drives chapters 11-15 of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ (10:56), explore the Patronus Charm (46:15), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (52:27), and award the House Cup to our protagonist (1:00:55).
01/03/191h 4m

‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,’ Ch. 6-10 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how humiliation affects chapters 6-10 of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ (14:35), explore the Marauder’s Map (1:07:34), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:14:04), and award the House Cup to the professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts (1:22:17).
01/03/191h 25m

‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the first five chapters of ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ through the lens of fear (11:39), explore the Knight Bus (57:59), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:02:12), and award the House Cup to a most-wanted wizard (1:07:38).
01/03/191h 10m

HP Extra: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion share their seven favorite things from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (5:30). Then, they speak to Universal’s Eric Hunt about producing attractions based on J.K. Rowling’s creations (25:37) and Universal’s Michael Aiello about crafting live performances within the park (43:17).
01/03/191h 5m

‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ Movie | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ghosts of the past in the film adaptation of ‘Chamber of Secrets’ (6:23), examine the screen version of Gilderoy Lockhart (1:08:58), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from the movie (1:14:01), and award the House Cup to the titular hero (1:18:41).
01/03/191h 21m

‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,’ Ch. 15-18 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss chapters 15 to 18 of ‘Chamber of Secrets’ through the lens of revelations (12:48), examine phoenixes (56:32), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:02:20), and award the House Cup to a faithful pet (1:08:18).
01/03/191h 13m

‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,’ Ch. 11-14 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how identity shapes chapters 11-14 of ‘Chamber of Secrets’ (12:10), explore Polyjuice Potion (56:04), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:04:10), and award the House Cup to a memory (1:09:59).
01/03/191h 13m

‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,’ Ch. 6-10 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how pride and prejudice manifest in chapters 6-10 of ‘Chamber of Secrets’ (12:30), examine the ghosts of Hogwarts (50:52), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (59:23), and award the House Cup to our precocious heroine (1:05:19).
01/03/191h 11m

'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the first five chapters of 'Chamber of Secrets' and the theme of obstacles (13:34), explain the Whomping Willow (52:21), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (58:50), and award the House Cup to the Weasley family (1:07:50).
01/03/191h 11m

HP Extra: Quidditch Special | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer listener-submitted questions about everyone's favorite magical sport in a special Quidditch-themed edition of Ask The Underscore (4:06). Then, they are joined by U.S. Quidditch co-founder Alicia Radford to discuss the real-life rendition of the sport (35:57).
01/03/191h 6m

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ Movie | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how expectations shape the film adaptation of ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ (5:30), explain how the actors were discovered (1:03:44), highlight seven insights and observations from the film (1:08:21), and award the House Cup to the studio that brought Harry to the big screen (1:12:59). You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.
01/03/191h 16m

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 15-17 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss courage in the last three chapters of 'Sorcerer's Stone' (11:20), explore the mythical item at the center of this novel (1:02:13), highlight seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:07:28), and award the House Cup to a bold member of Gryffindor (1:11:59). You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.
01/03/191h 16m

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 11-14 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how longing shapes chapters 11-14 of 'Sorcerer's Stone' (13:27), explore dragons in the wizarding world (53:07), list seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:01:01), and award the House Cup to the titular character (1:09:53). You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.
01/03/191h 13m

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 6-10 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss chapters 6-10 of 'Sorcerer's Stone' through the lens of friends and foes (13:01), examine the Sorting Hat's function in the magical world (56:15), list seven of their favorite insights and observations from these chapters (1:03:45), and award the House Cup to a red-headed pal (1:10:48). You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.
01/03/191h 15m

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the first five chapters of 'Sorcerer's Stone' and the theme of discovery (11:31), delve into the Gringotts Wizarding bank (1:03:01), list seven of their favorite insights and observations from the chapters (1:10:33), and award the House Cup to the friendly half-giant, Rubeus Hagrid (1:14:40). You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.
01/03/191h 22m

‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ Trailer

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion return to take their signature deep dives into 'Harry Potter,' covering all the books and movies as well as the extended 'Potter' universe.
01/03/191m 42s

Live From ‘Con of Thrones’ 2018: Seven Takeaways From Binging | Game of Thrones

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss seven things they reassessed while binge-watching all 67 episodes of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’
01/03/1947m 55s

Beginnings in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of beginnings in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ (11:33), explain how the Han Solo character originally came about (41:02), rank seven questions they want to see answered in a potential sequel (43:57), and award the champion’s purse to a fierce droid (52:55).
01/03/1958m 44s

Satire in ‘Deadpool 2’ | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the use of satire in ‘Deadpool 2’ (14:42), explain the origins of the titular character (42:22), list seven notable celebrity cameos in the film (49:02), and award the champion’s purse to Domino (52:39).
01/03/1958m 47s

Sacrifice in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of sacrifice in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (14:52), theorize on how the heroes could make a comeback against Thanos (53:02), list seven of their favorite moments from the blockbuster (1:02:11), and award the champion’s purse to the villain of the movie (1:07:33). Purchase new 'Binge Mode: Harry Potter' merch at bit.ly/ringershop.
01/03/191h 11m

Free Will in ‘Westworld’ Season 1, Episodes 6-10 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of free will in the latter half of ‘Westworld’ Season 1 (22:33), explain the title of the penultimate episode (56:57), celebrate the leader of the hosts’ rebellion (1:02:18), and list seven of the things they're most looking forward to in Season 2 (1:04:08).
01/03/191h 12m

The Nature of Consciousness in 'Westworld' Season 1, Episodes 1-5 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion examine how Season 1 of ‘Westworld’ explores the concept of consciousness (16:49), explain the theory of bicameralism (51:56), list seven of their favorite hints the showrunners included for audience speculation (55:19), and crown the cocreator of the fictional world (65:30).
01/03/191h 10m

Virtual and Actual Reality in ’Ready Player One’ | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion debate the pros and cons of virtual reality in ‘Ready Player One’ (9:00), draw parallels to real-life video games (50:35), list seven of their favorite pop culture references in the movie (55:45), and highlight the nostalgia weaved through the story (61:15). For more on ‘Ready Player One,’ check out The Ringer’s coverage here. And pre-order new Ringer merch at http://bit.ly/ringershop
01/03/191h 9m

Ask the Underscore, Vol. 3 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: 'Ready Player One,' March Madness, MLB Opening Day, a hypothetical 'Game of Thrones'–'Billions' crossover, and, of course, 'Harry Potter.' For context on Jason’s “lifelong Yankees fandom,” please check out ‘The NBA Fan’s Guide to the World Series’ on Channel 33 from last October (1:02:01—1:07:05) on Apple Podcasts, ART19, or wherever you get your podcasts. Also, you can preorder new Ringer merchandise at http://bit.ly/ringershop.
01/03/1952m 52s

Hubris in ‘Billions’ Season 2 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how hubris drives the main characters’ actions in Season 2 of the Showtime original series ‘Billions’ (17:50), explain the history behind an iconic New York City restaurant (1:09:57), list seven notable film references in the sophomore season (1:12:55), and crown Axe Cap's star prodigy (1:17:41).
01/03/191h 22m

Power in ‘Billions’ Season 1 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how power dynamics define the central characters in Season 1 of the Showtime original series ‘Billions’ (13:22), discuss Bobby Axelrod’s real-life counterpart (1:06:52), rank seven of their favorite lines from Mike “Wags” Wagner (1:10:02), and celebrate the woman caught between the two central adversaries (1:15:33). For the full backstory on Bobby Axelrod’s inspiration, Steve Cohen, read Katie Baker’s piece on The Ringer.
01/03/191h 18m

Ghosts of the Past in ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how the past haunts characters in the sophomore season of ‘Jessica Jones’ (16:08), discuss a fictional New York City prison in the Marvel Universe (50:52), highlight seven of the strangest Trish Walker moments from the season (56:17), and award the champion’s purse to the women who created the show (1:05:06).
01/03/191h 8m

Control in ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 1 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of control in Season 1 of ‘Jessica Jones’ (11:42), discuss the history of the hero and her creator (1:00:23), list seven of their favorite Marvel Easter eggs from the 13 episodes (1:06:14), and crown the titular hero (1:12:17).
01/03/191h 15m

Self-Destruction in ‘Annihilation’ | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the theme of self-destruction in the enigmatic sci-fi film ‘Annihilation’ (13:18), discuss the notable differences between the film adaptation and the original novella (31:46), analyze the film’s recurring musical motif (52:49), list seven stories similar to the movie (1:00:32), and crown an increasingly popular genre (01:10:18). For more ‘Annihilation’ coverage, check out: The Ringer staff’s exit survey on the film Writer-director Alex Garland on ‘The Big Picture’ Novelist Jeff VanderMeer on ‘The Watch’ Rob Harvilla’s Jeff VanderMeer profile Tessa Thompson on ‘Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air’ ‘The Watch’ discussion on the film
01/03/191h 15m

Power and Responsibility in ’Black Panther’ | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the relationship between power and responsibility in ‘Black Panther’ (10:40), explore the advanced technologies of Wakanda (45:33), list seven of their favorite details from the film (53:36), and champion the women of Wakanda (61:20). Link - The Ringer's story stream on 'Black Panther'
01/03/191h 8m

The Evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Film Formula | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore how Marvel films have maintained their success (8:11), review the comic books that inspired the films (55:58), list seven of their favorite post-credit scenes (59:04), and crown the mastermind behind the franchise (64:32). Link: The Ringer's Superhero Draft
01/03/191h 8m

Ask the Underscore: Vol. 2 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: Super Bowl memories, ‘Star Wars’ spin-offs, ‘Altered Carbon,’ new ‘Solo’ and ‘Westworld’ trailers, ‘Game of Thrones’ hypotheticals, and more.
01/03/1954m 6s

Teamwork and Friendship in ‘The Good Place’ Season 2 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the bond that the protagonists of ‘The Good Place’ build throughout the show’s sophomore season (6:47), explore other integrations of sports references in TV history (51:09), list their favorite iterations of Janet (56:07), and crown a worthy demon (64:09).
01/03/191h 10m

Growth and Enlightenment in ‘The Good Place’ Season 1 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss Season 1 of ‘The Good Place’ through the lens of growth and enlightenment (4:59), explore other depictions of philosophy in popular culture (43:07), identify seven clues that hinted at the season's big plot twist (48:28), and name their season champion (55:36).
01/03/191h 0m

‘Friday Night Lights’ Season 2 (Live) | Weekly

Live from Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the most absurd plot points in Season 2 of the iconic series ’Friday Night Lights’ (1:08). Then, they are joined by The Ringer’s Shea Serrano, who offers an alternative perspective on the show (39:54). Finally, HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons comes on to toast to the winner of the season (49:27).
01/03/1953m 3s

'Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams' | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion explore the prolific sci-fi author Philip K. Dick’s wider canon (9:54), discuss the theme that unites their two favorite episodes of 'Electric Dreams' (17:18), power-rank their favorite actor appearances in the star-studded series (51:11), and award an unlikely duo their champion's purse (56:58).
01/03/191h 1m

‘The Shape of Water’ and the Elements of a Fairy Tale | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion review the critically acclaimed fantasy film ‘The Shape of Water’ (4:01), explore the building blocks that make up the adult fairy tale (6:52), examine filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro’s use of fantastical monsters (41:15), list their favorite interspecies romances (46:14), and extol the mysterious fish-man at the center of the movie (53:48).
01/03/1957m 39s

‘Black Mirror’ Season 4: Choice and Consequence | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion review the premises for Season 4 of ‘Black Mirror’ (3:28), discuss the theme of choice and consequence in their three favorite episodes (5:36), provide the history of early online dating (46:23), highlight their favorite cross-season Easter eggs (51:34), and crown the successor to 'San Junipero' (61:20).
01/03/191h 6m

Ask the Underscore: Your Questions About Our 2017 | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: 'Game of Thrones's' future, Hogwarts' houses, the Knicks and O's, and their friendship.
01/03/1953m 7s

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Killing the Past | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion review Episode VIII of ‘Star Wars’ (3:18), explore the concept of moving on from the past for the characters and the film at large (8:25), discuss the reorganization of ‘Star Wars’ canon (55:00), list some notable nuggets from the film (59:55), and crown a worthy droid (65:27).
01/03/191h 11m

‘Star Wars’: Heroes and Villains in a Galaxy Far, Far Away | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss how the Hero’s Journey informed the ‘Star Wars’ films (2:55), trace the narratives of the universe’s notable heroes and villains (6:06), explore the symbolism of the series (47:49), champion notable droids (49:52), and perform line readings from the prequels (52:54).
01/03/191h 1m

‘Black Mirror’ Seasons 1~3: Love and Longing in the Digital Dystopia | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion dissect their three favorite episodes from Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ thus far in anticipation for Season 4 (4:00), analyze the future of technology as it relates to the show (50:25), herald the winners of virtual eternity (53:25), and run through the seven things they are most excited for this week (55:14).
01/03/191h 5m

‘Coco’ and Coming of Age in the Pixar Universe | Weekly

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion examine Pixar’s latest masterpiece, ‘Coco’ (4:58); highlight shared themes between ‘Coco’ and previous Pixar films (8:42); discuss representation in the Pixar universe (50:21); crown the winner of ‘Coco’ (56:44); and share the seven topics they are excited for this week (59:29).
01/03/191h 7m

‘Binge Mode: Weekly’ Trailer

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion return to take their signature deep dives into the topics obsessing them at the moment, from shows and movies to books and sports.
01/03/191m 43s

S7E7: The Dragon and the Wolf | Game of Thrones

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” by exploring the episode's central theme, unions (9:00), before breaking down the rules of succession in Westeros and Jon’s claim to the Iron Throne (77:00). Finally, they crown their champions (94:00).
01/03/191h 53m

S7E6: Beyond the Wall | Game of Thrones

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 6, “Beyond the Wall,” by unpacking the episode’s central theme, the burden of destiny (9:00). Later, they break down the Long Night, the Last Hero, and other pertinent history beyond the Wall (68:00), before crowning a new dragon owner as the episode’s champion (85:00).
01/03/191h 33m

S7E5: Eastwatch | Game of Thrones

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 5, “Eastwatch," through the lens of desperation, the episode’s central theme (13:00). Later, they break down the importance of R+L=J (65:00) and what it could mean for the episode’s champion (83:00).
01/03/191h 30m

S7E4: The Spoils of War | Game of Thrones

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 4, “The Spoils of War,” by exploring the reckonings various characters experienced throughout the episode (14:00). Then, they delve into the backstory of the elite sellswords from the Golden Company (60:00) before awarding the champion’s purse to a pair of high flyers (75:00).
01/03/191h 20m

S7E3: The Queen’s Justice | Game of Thrones

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss 'Game of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 3, “The Queen’s Justice,” by exploring its central theme of symbolism vs. substance (9:30) and the history of "preparing for winter" (53:30) before awarding the champion's purse to a tactician of vengeance (66:00).
01/03/191h 10m

S7E2: Stormborn | Game of Thrones

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2, “Stormborn,” by exploring its central theme, the shifting sands and changing plans (13:00), before taking a deeper look into the book prophecy regarding Dany’s "three treasons" (57:00) and crowning the episode’s champion (68:00).
01/03/191h 13m

S7E1: Dragonstone | Game of Thrones

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 1, “Dragonstone,” by unpacking its central theme: All of this has happened before; all of this will happen again (9:30). They also go in deep on the Citadel (43:00) before crowning the episode’s champion (63:00).
01/03/191h 9m

S6E1: The Red Woman | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 1, "The Red Woman," by unpacking its central theme: improvising (9:30). They also share the book version of the Dornish plot (38:00) and crown a free agent as the episode’s champion (53:00).
01/03/1957m 20s

S6E2: Home | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 2, "Home," by examining its central theme: teamwork (10:00). They also break down the theories behind Tyrion’s parentage (42:00) before crowning a dead body as the episode’s champion (45:00).
01/03/191h 0m

S6E3: Oathbreaker | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 3, "Oathbreaker," by analyzing its central theme: leaps of faith (7:00). They also study the backstory of the Prince That Was Promised (41:00) before crowning a mourning son as the episode’s champion (58:00).
01/03/191h 2m

S6E4: Book of the Stranger | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 4, "Book of the Stranger," by reviewing its central theme: negotiating in bad faith (8:00). They also detail the history of the dosh khaleen (36:00) before crowning a queen as the episode’s champion (49:00).
01/03/1958m 17s

S6E5: The Door | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 5, "The Door," by exploring its central theme: great power, great responsibility (13:00). They also consider the book versions of Bran’s visions (43:00) before crowning an emerging leader as the episode’s champion (56:00).
01/03/191h 3m

S6E6: Blood of My Blood | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 6, "Blood of My Blood," by examining its central theme: the family you choose (8:00). They also study the book version of Coldhands (31:00) before crowning a rebellious son as the episode’s champion (46:00).
01/03/1950m 33s

S6E7: The Broken Man | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 7, "The Broken Man," by unpacking its central theme: when the lost cause is the just cause (8:00). They also detail the Blackfish’s history (32:00) before crowning a fierce head of house as the episode’s champion (45:00).
01/03/1947m 53s

S6E8: No One | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 8, "No One," by reviewing its central theme: heel turns (8:00). They also explain the history of the Trial of Seven (29:00) before crowning someone as the episode’s champion (43:00).
01/03/1948m 36s

S6E9: Battle of the Bastards | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6, Episode 9, "Battle of the Bastards," by exploring its central theme: redemption (8:00). They also break down the history of great bastards (40:00) before crowning a whole house as the episode’s champion (53:00).
01/03/1956m 23s

S6E10: The Winds of Winter | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season, 6 Episode 10, "The Winds of Winter," by analyzing its central theme: promises kept (25:00). They also consider the backstory behind the Tower of Joy (13:00) before crowning a pair of trusting siblings as the episode’s champions (67:00).
01/03/191h 13m

S5E1: The Wars to Come | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 1, "The Wars to Come," by exploring its central theme: tough conversations (8:00). They also dissect the backstory behind Cersei’s prophecy (30:00) before crowning a conspirator as the episode’s champion (45:00).
01/03/1949m 28s

S5E2: The House of Black and White | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 2, "The House of Black and White," by unpacking its central theme: temptation (8:30). They also study the history of elections (33:00) before crowning a new leader as the episode’s champion (46:00).
01/03/1949m 3s

S5E3: High Sparrow | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 3, "High Sparrow," by analyzing its central theme: seeking vengeance (8:30). They also review the history of Volantis (30:00) before crowning a queen as the episode’s champion (44:00).
01/03/1947m 31s

S5E4: Sons of the Harpy | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 4, "Sons of the Harpy," by breaking down its central theme: the bill comes due (7:00). They also study Barristan’s history (32:00) before crowning a resurgent force as the episode’s champion (47:00).
01/03/1950m 1s

S5E5: Kill the Boy | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 5, "Kill the Boy," by examining its central theme: revolutionary thinking (7:30). They also detail the history of Old Valyria and greyscale (26:00) before crowning the episode’s champion (38:00).
01/03/1942m 28s

S5E6: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 6, "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken," by parsing its central theme: idealism and extremism (12:00). They also consider the backstory behind Braavos and the Faceless Men (31:00) before crowning a rising pupil as the episode's champion (45:00).
01/03/1947m 16s

S5E7: The Gift | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 7, "The Gift," by analyzing its central theme: taking chances (9:00). They also relate the history of the Faith Militant (34:00) before crowning a man of the gods as the episode’s champion (46:00).
01/03/1953m 48s

S5E8: Hardhome | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 8, "Hardhome," by breaking down its central theme: understanding the stakes (7:30). They also explain the backstory of the book versions of the Night King and Hardhome (33:00) before crowning a fierce fighter as the episode’s champion (46:00).
01/03/1950m 53s

S5E9: The Dance of Dragons | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 9, "The Dance of Dragons," by unpacking its central theme: sacrifice (9:00). They also delve into the history of how to kill a dragon (40:00) before crowning a first-time episode champion (57:00).
01/03/191h 0m

S5E10: Mother’s Mercy | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Episode 10, "Mother’s Mercy," by examining its central theme: hatred (16:00). They also review the backstory behind the walk of atonement (48:00), before crowning a repeat episode champion (58:00).
01/03/191h 1m

S4E1: Two Swords | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 1, "Two Swords," by unpacking its central theme: the new normal that doesn't really exist anymore (6:00). They also explain the history of Valyrian steel (30:00) before crowning a debut character as the episode’s champion (41:30).
01/03/1947m 7s

S4E2: The Lion and the Rose | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 2, "The Lion and the Rose," by exploring its central theme: spectacle (21:00). They also review the history of poisons (15:30) before crowning a successful plotter as the episode’s champion (12:00).
01/03/1945m 44s

S4E3: Breaker of Chains | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 3, "Breaker of Chains," by examining its central theme: protection (12:00). They also break down the rest of Westeros’s relationship with Dorne (29:30) before crowning the episode’s champion (40:30).
01/03/1947m 27s

S4E4: Oathkeeper | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 4, "Oathkeeper," by dissecting its central theme: the pawns on the board (7:00). They also relate the backstory behind the Lands of Always Winter (29:30) before crowning a conqueror as the episode’s champion (41:30).
01/03/1946m 50s

S4E5: First of His Name | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 5, "First of His Name," by analyzing its central theme: not being ready yet (7:30). They also consider the backstory behind the Lannister gold mine (31:00) before crowning a fighter as the episode’s champion (40:30).
01/03/1944m 43s

S4E6: The Laws of Gods and Men | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 6, "The Laws of Gods and Men," by parsing its central theme: the process of government (6:00). They also detail the history of the Iron Bank (30:00) before crowning a master negotiator as the episode’s champion (38:00).
01/03/1943m 3s

S4E7: Mockingbird | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 7, "Mockingbird," by probing its central theme: obsession (7:30). They also delve into the backstory of Littlefinger’s upbringing (26:30) before crowning a longtime lover as the episode’s champion (37:00).
01/03/1942m 20s

S4E8: The Mountain and the Viper | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 8, "The Mountain and the Viper," by unpacking its central theme: vulnerability (8:30). They also study the best fighters in Westeros (33:30) before crowning the episode’s champion (46:00).
01/03/1950m 50s

S4E9: The Watchers on the Wall | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 9, "The Watchers on the Wall," by breaking down its central theme: fighting for the cause (6:00). They also explore the history of the Wall and why to attack it at Castle Black (30:30) before crowning a repeat champion (40:00).
01/03/1945m 52s

S4E10: The Children | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 10, "The Children," by analyzing its central theme: destiny (9:30). They also provide the backstory of the Three-Eyed Raven (33:00) before crowning the episode’s champion (45:30).
01/03/1950m 13s

S3E1: Valar Dohaeris | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 1, "Valar Dohaeris," by examining its central theme: politics as combat (6:00). They also discuss the backstory of White Walkers (29:00) before crowning the first episode champion of the season (39:00).
01/03/1942m 5s

S3E2: Dark Wings, Dark Words | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 2, "Dark Wings, Dark Words," by analyzing its central theme: reality checks (5:00). They also explain the history of warging (25:00) before crowning a pair of powerful women as the episode’s champions (36:30).
01/03/1940m 50s

S3E3: Walk of Punishment | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 3, "Walk of Punishment," by unpacking its central theme: the fragility of strength (8:00). They also provide the backstory of the Unsullied (26:30) before crowning the episode’s champions (38:30).
01/03/1942m 18s

S3E4: And Now His Watch Is Ended | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 4, "And Now His Watch Is Ended," by breaking down its central theme: freelancing and breaking norms (8:00). They also detail the history of the Brotherhood Without Banners (24:30) before crowning a shrewd bargainer as the episode’s champion (35:30).
01/03/1939m 31s

S3E5: Kissed by Fire | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 5, "Kissed by Fire," by reviewing its central theme: hard choices (7:30). They also explain the history of the Karstarks (35:30) before crowning a new lover as the episode’s champion (40:00).
01/03/1943m 43s

S3E6: The Climb | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 6, "The Climb," by analyzing its central theme: making deals and setting traps (6:00). They also relate the history of the Tullys, Freys, and Riverlands (27:30) before crowning a new group as the episode’s champions (36:30).
01/03/1938m 35s

S3E7: The Bear and the Maiden Fair | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 7, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair," by examining its central theme: thinking with your heart (or the other head) (8:00). They also provide the backstory of Slaver’s Bay (27:00) before crowning a reluctant rescuer as the episode’s champion (35:00).
01/03/1942m 5s

S3E8: Second Sons | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 8, "Second Sons," by exploring its central theme: committing (6:00). They also relate the backstory behind dragonglass (26:30) before crowning one of its wielders as the episode’s champion (35:30).
01/03/1939m 21s

S3E9: The Rains of Castamere | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 9, "The Rains of Castamere," by studying its central theme: ruthlessness. They also discuss the practice of guest rights (9:00) before crowning the Seven Kingdoms’ best letter-writer as the episode’s champion (54:00).
01/03/1956m 52s

S3E10: Mhysa | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Episode 10, "Mhysa," by analyzing its central theme: homecoming (8:10). They also consider the history of the Nightfort (32:40) before crowning a repeat episode champion in a season finale (42:00).
01/03/1946m 34s

S2E1: The North Remembers | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 1, "The North Remembers," by unpacking its central theme: flexing, or shows of power and/or the facade of power (6:00). They also explore the history of Dragonstone and the rules of succession (24:30) before crowning a new character as the episode’s champion (34:00).
01/03/1936m 38s

S2E2: The Night Lands | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 2, "The Night Lands," by parsing its central theme: identity, and how characters are perceived by both themselves and others (5:30). They also break down the backstory of the Greyjoy Rebellion and Iron Islands culture (22:20) before crowning a fan favorite as the episode’s champion (30:30).
01/03/1935m 55s

S2E3: What Is Dead May Never Die | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss “Game of Thrones” Season 2, Episode 3, "What Is Dead May Never Die," by analyzing its central theme: lessons, from both mentor-protégé relationships and broader teachable moments (5:10). They also explain the history of maesters and the disappearance of magic (22:10) before crowning a new player in the Game of Thrones as the episode’s champion (31:00).
01/03/1938m 9s

S2E4: Garden of Bones | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 4, "Garden of Bones," by exploring its central theme: the cost of war (6:00). They also examine the backstory behind the curse of Harrenhal (25:00) before crowning a repeat winner as the episode’s champion (36:00).
01/03/1940m 4s

S2E5: The Ghost of Harrenhal | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 5, "The Ghost of Harrenhal," by analyzing its central theme: the importance of preparation and planning (6:00). They also detail the battles and events leading up to the assassination of Renly Baratheon (25:00) before crowning a competitor for the throne as the episode’s champion (35:10).
01/03/1940m 22s

S2E6: The Old Gods and the New | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss “Game of Thrones” Season 2, Episode 6, "The Old Gods and the New," by parsing its central theme: betrayal (7:17). They also delve into the history of the city of Qarth (25:00) before crowning a new episode champion (34:00).
01/03/1938m 45s

S2E7: A Man Without Honor | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Episode 7, "A Man Without Honor," by reviewing its central theme: survival (6:00). They also examine the history of the Wildlings (26:10) before crowning a pair of local rivals as the episode’s champions (35:16).
01/03/1941m 13s

S2E8: The Prince of Winterfell | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 8, "The Prince of Winterfell," by studying its central theme, fear, and its various manifestations and effects (6:15). They also provide the backstory of the Onion Knight and siege of Storm’s End (28:30) before crowning the episode’s champion (39:00).
01/03/1942m 25s

S2E9: Blackwater | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 9, "Blackwater," by exploring its central theme: risking everything (7:20). They also consider the backstories behind the Lord of Light and blood magic (23:30) before crowning an unlikely war hero as the episode’s champion (33:10).
01/03/1938m 40s

S2E10: Valar Morghulis | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2, Episode 10, "Valar Morghulis," by probing its central theme: winning the battle but not the war (10:00). They also relate the history of the Fist of the First Men (28:10) before crowning the final episode champion of the season (38:30).
01/03/1944m 45s

S1E1: Winter Is Coming | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 1, “Winter Is Coming,” by unpacking its central theme: the weight of shared history (7:10). They also provide the backstory of Robert’s Rebellion (19:00) and crown the inaugural episode champion (34:30).
01/03/1939m 23s

S1E2: The Kingsroad | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 2, “The Kingsroad,” by parsing its central theme: transitioning and enhancing one’s agency (6:30). They also discuss Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen’s time as refugees (16:24) and crown a pack of youngsters as the episode’s champions (28:40).
01/03/1933m 22s

S1E3: Lord Snow | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 3, "Lord Snow," by exploring its central theme: institutional decay (6:00). They also explain the history the Mad King and the beef between Ned Stark and Jaime Lannister (17:10) before crowning the episode’s champion (29:00).
01/03/1933m 49s

S1E4: Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 4, "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things," by dissecting its central theme: the political and personal plots and conspiracies that entangle numerous characters (4:15). They also provide an overview of Dragonlore (19:00) and crown a new episode champion (31:50).
01/03/1935m 58s

S1E5: The Wolf and the Lion | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 5, "The Wolf and the Lion," by examining its central theme: What makes a good ruler (4:25)? They also provide insight on bastards and the importance of a family name (19:05) and crown a pair of schemers as the episode’s champions (28:50).
01/03/1935m 58s

S1E6: A Golden Crown | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 6, "A Golden Crown," by analyzing its central theme: loyalty and the ramifications when it becomes lost, gained, manipulated, and muddled (5:00). They also explore the history of the trial-by-combat tradition (19:40) and crown the episode’s champion (28:25).
01/03/1932m 13s

S1E7: You Win or You Die | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 7, "You Win or You Die," by exploring its central theme: the importance of legacy (4:50). They also explain the history of the Night’s Watch, one of the central institutions on the show (20:00), and journey south to crown the episode’s champion (29:30).
01/03/1935m 21s

S1E8: The Pointy End | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 8, "The Pointy End," by considering its central theme: the crucial, life-sustaining practice of building allegiances (3:50). They also review the stories behind the Old Gods and Weirwoods (20:00) and crown another episode champion (31:30).
01/03/1934m 47s

S1E9: Baelor | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 9, "Baelor," by parsing its central theme: the sometimes bitter pill that is compromise (5:50). They also break down the Battle of the Whispering Wood (20:10) before crowning its winner as the episode’s champion (30:05).
01/03/1934m 24s

S1E10: Fire and Blood | Game of Thrones

The Ringer's Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1, Episode 10, "Fire and Blood," by unpacking its central theme: rebirth (5:10). They also analyze the backstory behind the “King in the North” title (20:35) and crown a new mother as the episode’s champion (30:40).
01/03/1934m 53s

Binge Mode: Game of Thrones Trailer

Get ready for the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere by binge-watching all 60 existing episodes with The Ringer’s experts, Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion, deep-diving one episode at a time to parse the theories, history, characters, and themes that enrich one of the defining stories of our time.
01/03/191m 21s
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