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'The Ringer-Verse' is your go-to nexus podcast feed for all things nerd culture and fandom. Hosted by a rotating lineup of The Ringer’s expert superfans—including The Midnight Boys Van Lathan and Charles Holmes and Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson from 'The House of R’—episodes provide energetic instant reactions to the latest releases, immersive deep dives on story themes and canon, mind-bending theories, and fresh takes on all of the superhero, sci-fi, and fantasy stories you love, from the MCU to 'Star Wars', DC to 'Game of Thrones', and beyond.

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The boys are here to give their reactions and speculate on the biggest announcements of the new DCU as laid out by James Gunn and Peter Safrin (07:21). They each give their hype grades as to what projects they like the most and look to the road ahead to some of their legacy projects. Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mal and Joanna answer a bunch of your mailbag questions and tackle your burning theories about what they love to see in the world of fandom. Mal's Book Recommendations: ‘The Great American Novel’ (Philip Roth) ‘Watership Down’ (Richard Adams) The works of Ursula K. Le Guin ‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’ (Gabrielle Zevin) ‘Project Hail Mary’ (Andy Weir) ‘The House in the Cerulean Sea’ (TJ Klune) ‘The Once and Future Witches’ (Alix E. Harrow) ‘This Is How You Lose the Time War’ (Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone) ‘Station Eleven’ (Emily St. John Mandel) Adapt: ‘Fairyland’ novels (Catherynne M. Valente) Reboot: ‘The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy’ series (Douglas Adams) Jo's Book Recommendations: ‘The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards’ (Kristopher Jansma) ‘All the Birds in the Sky’ (Charlie Jane Anders) ‘Carry On’ (Rainbow Rowell) ‘Circe’ (Madeline Miller) ‘Night Watch’ (Terry Pratchett) ‘Dealing with Dragons’ (Harcourt Brace) ‘Fire’ (Kristen Cashore) ‘Bitter Blue’ (Kristen Cashore) ‘Any Way the Wind Blows’ (Simon Snow) Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Addition Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Boys are here to discuss and debate the greatest comic book heroes of all time (07:13). They will each make their pick and give their reasons, stories, and even roasts to have the audience determine what will be the greatest character in all of comics culture! Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Steve and Jomi are back to dive into the world of Dungeons and Dragons with the three-episode Season 2 premiere of ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ on Amazon Prime (03:00). Later, the boys are joined by producer Kerm as they start their own Dungeons and Dragons journey (38:00). Host: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Associate Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Joanna and Mal take you on a guided tour of their "Tropes Course" and, in honor of ‘The Last of Us,’ examines the story trope of the Lone Wolf and the Cub (09:19). They talk about the dynamics of travelers and the ones they protect—often on paths of redemption, revenge, and adventure. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Addition Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The trailer for the newest season of 'The Mandalorian' is upon us, and the boys are here to weigh in on what makes Season 3 the most exiting one yet (06:09). Later, they add their own predictions for what may happen in the upcoming season by building the ultimate M-A-N-D-O bingo card (31:46). Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mal and Jo are set to draft their most hyped things of 2023! They are also joined by Sean Fennessey and Ben Lindbergh to add to the fun and discuss what they are most looking forward to in 2023 (15:51). Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson Guests: Ben Lindbergh and Sean Fenessey Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Addition Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
When you’re lost in the darkness, look for this pod. Ben Lindbergh and Daniel Chin answer 10 questions about what you need to know before watching HBO’s adaptation of Naughty Dog’s ‘The Last of Us’ (02:02). In their mostly spoiler-free conversation, they discuss what makes this video game so special and significant that it's being adapted, if you need to play the game before watching the show, the perfect casting of Joel and Ellie, as well as why a TV show is a better adaptation choice for the game over a movie. Then they answer the biggest question of all: Will this end the curse of bad video game adaptations? Host: Ben Lindbergh and Daniel Chin Associate Producer: Jessie Lopez Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Charles has returned, and it's time he chimed in with the Midnight Boys to give their reactions to the latest trailer for 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' (09:11), along with speculating on whether this will set the tone for the future of the MCU. Later, the boys draft to make their ultimate video game character team in honor of 'The Last of Us' coming out this weekend (33:05). Hosts: Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mal is joined by Ben Lindbergh to break down the story lines, characters, and Easter eggs in the Season 2 premiere of ‘The Bad Batch’ (5:21). Then they talk about what they’re looking forward to seeing from the rest of the season (1:05:04). Later, they look ahead to other Star Wars–related content coming out this year (1:21:11). Host: Mallory Rubin Guest: Ben Lindbergh Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Social: Jomi Adeniran Addition Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Midnight Boys return in the new year and catch up with each other about some of the best things they saw over the holiday break (04:40)! Later, they take a spoiler-filled look at 'Avatar: The Way of Water' (46:54). Afterward, they give some of their predictions for what they're most looking forward to in 2023 (56:16). Hosts: Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The 2022 Versies Awards

The 2022 Versies Awards

2022-12-2801:48:251

It's time to take a look back at 2022 as the entire Ringer-Verse family takes a look back and gives out some of the nest awards of the year form hand picked categories from Heartthrob of the Year, Sidekick of the Year, and many many more! Hosts: Joanna Robinson, Mallory Rubin, Van Lathan, and Charles Holmes Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Addition Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Join Mal, Joanna, and a multitude of guests as they give you a list of recommendations to accompany all of the biggest releases of the year. If you enjoyed anything the Ringer-Verse covered this year, then you'll love these! Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Mallory Rubin Guests: Chris Ryan, Kim Renfro, Ben Lindbergh, Dave Gonzalez, Zach Kram Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Addition Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The time has finally come to re-rank all of the Midnight Boys' scores on the famous Midnight Meter! Van, Charles, Jomi, and Steve reassess all of the hit properties from the past year and revamp their personal scores with a bit more hindsight. (07:35) Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sullys stick together! And so do Charles and Mallory as they discuss the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron's groundbreaking CGI masterwork (02:21). They discuss what works best and what to take away from this holiday blockbuster. Hosts: Charles Holmes and Mallory Rubin Social: Jomi Adeniran Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Before we reach the final level of 2022, Ben Lindbergh is joined by Matt James and Justin Charity to discuss the best games of the year. They begin by discussing the significant gaming trends that made this year's landscape, and what they're looking forward to in the new year (03:19) before getting to their collective top 10 (20:45). Host: Ben Lindbergh Guests: Matt James and Justin Charity Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Midnight Boys return to talk about the newest trailer for 'Across the Spider-Verse' and what they hope to see in the long-awaited sequel (06:43). Then, they discuss the multiple stories of big changes to the DCEU slate (13:49) and later play another game of armchair CEO with James Gunn's new DC (39:49). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jomi and Steve are back to dive into some of their favorite shows this year that they weren’t previously able to discuss, including ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ (5:00), ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ (09:00), ‘Pantheon’ (14:00), ‘Catwoman: Hunted’ (19:30), and more. Later, producer Kerm joins the conversation to highlight some of his favorite Marvel comic books of 2022, headlined by ‘Immortal X-Men’ (37:00). Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Associate Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
As the year comes to a close, Mal and Jo look at their top 10 moments of 2022, and talk about their favorite shows, movies, and pieces of IP! Hosts: Joanna Robinson and Mallory Rubin Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Addition Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Time to press start and make way for Ben Lindbergh, Steve Ahlman, and Jomi Adeniran to give their thoughts on the newest Marvel video game 'Midnight Suns' (03:38). They also discuss the bigger Marvel slate of games, as well as DC's game offerings to come, and what they want out of their superhero games. Hosts: Ben Lindbergh, Steve Ahlman, and Jomi Adeniran Social: Jomi Adeniran Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Productional Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Meghan walls

jovanna is becoming my fav thing

Dec 2nd
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will quigley

skip the first 15 minutes. then skip the rest. unbearable

Nov 3rd
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Christopher Ortega

dude needs to calm down

Apr 23rd
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Ken Feindt

favorite new Podcast. keep it going!

Mar 28th
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