Aw Jeez: A ‘Fargo’ Podcast - MPR News
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“Aw Jeez” is a Fargo recap podcast from the frozen land of murder and mayhem: Minnesota. Every week we discuss what went down and who’s dead now. Historians, comedians, mob experts and more stop by to discuss all the latest happenings.
||CleanEpisode 10 recap: Okay then||In the last episode of season three, and what may be the last episode of 'Fargo' ever, Noah Hawley ties up loose ends. Some of them, anyway.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 recap: I got different facts||In the penultimate episode for season three of 'Fargo,' all of V.M. Varga's carefully plotted plans begin to come under fire. Plus: An interview with Craig Wrobleski, the cinematographer who makes 'Fargo' beautiful to watch.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 recap: About that bowling alley...||Never let Varga invite you to a tea party! Mr. Wrench makes a triumphant return, and Emmit is haunted by the ghosts of brothers past. Plus: An interview with Jeff Russo, the composer who scores "Fargo."||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 recap: We see you, Mr. Wrench||Bears and wolves and Varga, oh my. Gloria and Winnie continue to unravel the messy string of murders that now includes Ray Stussy's. Diehard fans finally get their tie-in to earlier seasons. Plus: An interview with Fargo's music supervisor, Maggie Phillips.||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 recap: I'm not less than you||Hold your loved ones tight: This episode was brutal. We dig through Varga's expanding plots and the brotherly feud that keeps on brewing.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 recap: You need to unchain me||Everybody on "Fargo" had a rough night. Ray took his lookalike status to the extreme, Sy got a mugful and Nikki may be in over her head. Plus: An interview with Aaron Brown, a diehard "Fargo" fan with some keen insights on this season.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 recap: Good luck with your homicide!||"Fargo" puts its own twist on "Peter and the Wolf" as Gloria starts to connect the dots between Eden Valley and Eden Prairie. Plus: An interview with Rachel Tenner, the casting director for "Fargo," who put together this season's dream team.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 recap: I don't sound like that, do I?||Well, that was a weird one. Eden Valley police chief Gloria Burgle heads west to California to chase her stepfather's secret sci-fi past.||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 recap: Did I tell you what I like about Minnesota?||The misunderstandings keep stacking up on "Fargo." A brotherly reunion is undermined by a bloody message and V.M. Varga continues to make himself comfortable. Plus: An interview with Barbara Seagram, a bridge expert who has written more than 26 books on the subject.||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 recap: I won't lie, it didn't go smooth||Snowy fields have never looked more menacing. The premiere of the third season drops us into a heated sibling rivalry between the Parking Lot King of Minnesota and his less successful parole officer brother. The body count starts to rise. Plus: An interview with Fred Beukema about all the show's many references to the Coen brothers' body of work.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3 preview: Are two McGregors better than one?||"Fargo" returns April 19 with a new story of murder, mayhem and Minnesota nice. Let's dive into everything we know about this season's story of sibling rivalry run amok.||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Noah Hawley dishes on Season 3||Creator Noah Hawley shares new details about what's coming next season, and how he picks his Minnesota locations.||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: The Kitchen Brothers speak!||Yes, the season may be over, but that doesn't mean Fargo fans are done speculating and looking for answers to lingering questions. Tracy and Jay discuss some of the most pressing loose ends and finally get an answer to the question: What do the Kitchen Brothers sound like? Brad and Todd Mann join us to talk about the challenges and the fun in playing the dapper and silent Kitchen Brothers.||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 recap: An act of cruelty||Who survived the sprawling Midwestern mayhem? The end of the second season of "Fargo" brings it home to Minnesota. Plus: We interview Adam Arkin, the director of this season's final two episodes and the actor behind Kansas City corporate boss Hamish Broker.||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: How to talk Minnesotan||The television show "Fargo" has people split: Are the accents accurate or over-the-top? A dialect coach gives a crash course in the Minnesota sound.||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 recap: It's just a flying saucer, honey||The promise of a massacre at Sioux Falls is finally fulfilled. The "Fargo" body count hits double digits at the Motor Motel. Plus: We talk to costume designer Carol Case about how to achieve a vintage look on a show where there's a lot of blood.||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: A follow-up discussion on Hanzee Dent with Heid Erdrich||So much happened in episode 8, we asked Erdrich back to discuss and analyze the latest turns in the story of Hanzee Dent and the Gerhardts.||12/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 recap: You gonna be nice?||Peggy and Ed Blumquist get away to the cabin for the weekend -- and they have a man in their trunk for the trip. Plus: We talk to poet and writer Heid Erdrich. She grew up in North Dakota in the '70s and is Ojibwe. She shares her take on the show's treatment of Native American characters and what rings true about the depiction of 1979 in the Upper Midwest.||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 recap: The undertaker is coming||Show creator Noah Hawley said last night's episode of 'Fargo' was one of his favorite in the series -- it was also one of the most brutal. We discuss everything that went down and we interview actor Emily Haine, who plays Noreen Vanderslice on the show.||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 recap: Kiss my grits||The Gerhardt crime family storms little Luverne, Minn. with mixed results. (Beware the cattle prod.) And we talk to Ted Danson's real-life counterpart, Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge. He tells us what Luverne is really like and about his own encounter with some mysterious lights.||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 recap: A rendezvous with destiny||In episode five, it's all out war -- and Ronald Reagan has arrived, just in time. Plus: We talk to "Fargo" music supervisor Maggie Phillips about the '70s, character anthems and what went into shaping the soundtrack of the show.||11/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 recap: You have no idea what's coming||This episode of 'Fargo' is steeped in war with Vietnam, the war on cancer and the conflict that's about to break loose between Fargo and Kansas City. We also interview St. Paul native Rachel Keller, who plays wily Gerhardt granddaughter Simone.||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: The Frame interviews Noah Hawley and Jeff Russo||We'll be back with a recap of episode 4 on Tuesday, but in the meantime we wanted to share two interviews from Southern California Public Radio's The Frame. They spoke with show creator Noah Hawley and composer Jeff Russo.||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 recap: A real 'High Noon' day||Standoffs in Fargo, crime-solving at the hair salon, black ice, black asphalt, and a dash of Camus. Plus: We hear from the real-life sheriff's deputy who had a famous encounter with a mysterious ball of light near the North Dakota-Minnesota border in 1979.||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 recap: Are you listening to me?||In episode two, the Kansas City mob comes to Fargo, N.D. -- and everyone might want to avoid the butcher shop for a while. We also interview NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about how "Fargo" fits into the changing TV landscape.||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 recap: Well, this is a deal||We recap the first episode of season two where we meet North Dakota's reigning crime family and the intrepid state troopers of Luverne, Minn. We also talk to Dave Kenney about Minnesota in the 1970s -- and how a UFO sighting at that time makes perfect sense.||10/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: Season one and the Coen brothers||"Fargo," the television show based on the Coen brothers' 1996 film, returns for a second season this Monday. To get prepared, we're studying up on season one and unloading everything we know about season two. We also talk to Rahul Hamid from NYU, who taught a class called, "The Coen Brothers: Failure and the American Dream."||10/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
But Fargo is not in Minnesota! Ughhhhh
What A Deal
I can't say enough about how much I love this podcast. You do an excellent job of recapping every week, but also take a really great in-depth look into the show. A must listen for Fargo fans.
Also, I highly recommend checking out their Twitter feed too. They are really interactive and catch all the little details and dark humor.
Good hosts but
Why spend 20 minutes up front doing a beat by beat retelling of the episode? Being that everyone listening has seen the episode I don't see the need. Discussion and analysis are the thing, stick to that.