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Welcome to ‘House of R,’ where Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson explore your favorite fictional universes with their signature Deep Dives into everything from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Lord of the Rings’ to Marvel, and beyond. Whether they’re parsing mythology, story themes, and character arcs or tracing influences across decades of fantasy and sci-fi stories, Jo and Mal will be here weekly with Deep Dives into new nerd culture releases, nostalgic revisitations of their favorite tales in fandom, Tropes Course examinations, Hall of Fame inductions, Hype Meters, drafts, mailbags, watch lists, top moments countdowns, recommendations, and more.

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Gods be good! The time has come for Mal and Jo to take their place on the Iron Throne and dive deep into the Season 2 premiere of 'House of the Dragon.' They begin with their opening snapshot and discuss the excitement of returning to the wonderful world of Westeros (04:50). Then they begin their patented deep dive and go scene by scene for all of the action and intrigue that the Dance of the Dragons brings (09:44). Be sure to get tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer! Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producers: Steve Ahlman and John Richter Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Talk the Thrones is back! Things look pretty rough in Westeros, and Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Joanna Robinson return to break everything down! They talk about the Otto vs. Larys proxy battle, Alicent and Rhaenyra's plots and schemes, and the shocking "Blood and Cheese" death at the end of this episode! Hosts: Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, Joanna Robinson Production: Jack Wilson, Chris Wohlers, Nick Kosut, Tony Perry, Bobby Gibbons, Cory McConnell, Arjuna Ramgopal, Steve Ahlman, John Richter, Aleya Zenieris, Jomi Adeniran, Jordan Bathe, Abreanna Corrales and Yvonne Wang Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's time to return to the Iron Throne, and 'Talk the Thrones' is back in full video pod form! Every Sunday, right after 'House of the Dragon' airs, Chris Ryan, Joanna Robinson, and Mallory Rubin will assemble to discuss the latest episode in all of its shocking wonder! Follow along now, and we'll see you in Westeros! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Jedi might be bad, but Jo and Mal are here to talk you through it as they dive into 'The Acolyte' Episode 3 (08:13). They kick off their deep dive with the witchy origins of Mae and Osha, and pick apart the troubled past that haunts them and the Jedi (20:08). Later, they are joined by Ben Lindbergh to discuss the early 'Star Wars' lore and what it means for the rest of the season (01:43:03). Be sure to get tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer! Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Guest: Ben Lindbergh Producers: Steve Ahlman, John Richter Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Gods be good—it's almost time to head back to Westeros, and Mal and Jo are here to help you prepare. First, they refresh you on the story to date by sharing their dueling recaps of every episode from HOTD's first season (06:42). Then, showrunner Ryan Condal joins the pod to talk about everything from what he's most excited about in Season 2 to rich dragon tapestries (82:24). Be sure to check out tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer! Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Guest: Ryan Condal Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The force is strong and has returned to the House of R! Jo and Mal are here to give you their opening snapshot into the first two episodes of the anticipated 'Star Wars' drama (10:31). Then they dive deep into the lore and characters that build up to this two-episode premiere (28:37), along with Easter eggs, wig-watches, and so much more! Be sure to check out tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer! Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Gods be good, 'House of the Dragon' Season 2 is almost here! Mal and Jo come together to answer your burning questions before the latest season begins this month (11:26). Later on, they take on book-spoiler questions and what may happen in the seasons to come (83:50). Be sure to check out tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer! Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
These fabulous things are here to podcast historic! Mal and Jo rev their engines to give you their reactions to 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' (30:07). But before that, they assess their hype at an all-time high with some light prep for 'The Acolyte,' premiering next week (05:22). Be sure to check out tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer! Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's ‘House of R,’ mon amis. Mal and Jo are here to give you their thoughts on the season finale and the season as a whole of the highly regarded 'X-Men ’97' (10:01) and what their hopes for the new season may be! Be sure to check out tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer! Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
They are so eager to pod! Mal and Jo return to King's Landing to pod about all things 'Game of Thrones'! First, they take a look back at the series finale five years later (09:35). Then, they break down every frame of the latest 'House of the Dragon' Season 2 trailer (35:52). Later, they give an in-depth spoiler-filled analysis of the trailer in their special book-spoiler section (1:58:52). Be sure to check out tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer! Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Have you heard of it, lads? The newest trailer for 'The Rings of Power' has dropped, and Joanna and Mal are here to break it all down for you as the show premieres this summer! Be sure to check out tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer! Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tropes Course: Vampires

Tropes Course: Vampires

2024-05-1002:04:371

This is the pod of a killer, Bella! Joanna is joined by friends and vampire experts Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs to give you an intensive tropes course on vampires (07:32). From ‘Twilight’ to ‘Dracula’ and familiars to fatal attractions, they are here to teach you everything you need to know about the eternal creatures of the night that are seen throughout fiction. Host: Joanna Robinson Guests: Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen Youngs Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's time to play ball as Mal and Joe step up to the plate with Ben Lindbergh to discuss the latest trailer for 'The Acolyte' (10:11). Then, they bring to you their hotly anticipated fandom and baseball mash-up called "Something Something Baseball" (37:04). From drafting teams, to making superheroes out of real-life legends, this episode is about to be a home run! Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Guest: Ben Lindbergh Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mal and Ben reunite to get back to a galaxy far, far away and discuss the final season of 'The Bad Batch' (08:05). They then take a spoiler-filled look at the anthology series that dropped today, 'Tales of the Empire' (72:11). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Ben Lindbergh Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
To celebrate the hot-and-heavy sports thriller 'Challengers,' Jo and Mal are here to discuss some of their favorite fandom throuples (09:36). From ‘X-Men’ to ‘LOTR,’ they talk about the ins and outs and ups and downs of fiction's best polyamorous players. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This pod is with you till the end of the line! Jo and Mal are here to induct Steve Rogers into their Hall of Fame in celebration of the fifth anniversary of 'Avengers: Endgame' (07:45). They break down Cap's best moments and what made this character so special throughout the years. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We have a plan: Attack! As 'Avengers: Endgame' turns five, Mal and Jo induct Tony Stark into the ‘House of R’ Hall of Fame. They look back at Tony's most iconic moments, from his signature snark to his harrowing showdowns, and celebrate his lasting impact on the MCU. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
"The name’s Gambit, mon ami … remember it!" Mal and Jo are back to continue their ‘X-Men ’97’ deep dive by breaking down episodes 4-6. They discuss the stakes of the show (18:30) and explain why shame plays such a key role (56:40). Plus, they cover every romance and go over all that happened in the middle three episodes (78:37). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Producer: Mike Wargon Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The 2024 Spring Mailbag

The 2024 Spring Mailbag

2024-04-1601:31:06

From ‘House of the Dragon’ to sci-fi on Apple TV+ and everything in between, Mal and Joanna are here to answer all of your burning questions in the 2024 spring mailbag (9:02). They give all of their updates on the Paul Hall of Fame and discuss ‘Doctor Who,’ an ideal date with Jaime Lannister, and so much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mal and Jo are back to dive into Season 2 of ‘Invincible.’ They break down the finale and the season as a whole (7:39). Later, they give out some Season 2 awards (59:59). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Ben Irvine

this one putu. (not playing properly)

Sep 17th
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