Episode 250

Melting Down Over Chernobyl


May 8th, 2019

1 hr 36 mins 19 secs

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About this Episode

HBO has gone back to the 1980s for a miniseries take on the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster; to discuss whether the show is as big a catastrophe as the event, we've invited Adam Sternbergh to join us! Around The Dial clicks through Tuca & Bertie, Dead To Me, Money Heist, Atlanta, and Hulu's upcoming Catch-22. Sean and Tim use their Extra Credit to challenge us to rank the caregivers of Call The Midwife before Adam presents the first Barry episode to the Canon. After naming the week's Winner and Loser, we each try not to be the last holding the Hot Potato during Game Time. Put on your hazmat suit and listen in!

Show Topics

  • Lead Topic
    • Chernobyl
  • Around The Dial
    • Tuca & Bertie
    • Dead To Me
    • Money Heist
    • Atlanta
    • Catch-22
  • Extra Credit: Rank A Midwife
  • The Canon
    • Barry S01.E07: Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, And Keep Going
  • Winner and Loser of the Week
    • Elizabeth Banks
    • The Game Of Thrones set dec who left a takeout coffee cup in a shot, and the HBO PR team that tried to be cute about it
  • Game Time
    • Hot Potato

Show Notes

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