The Churn: A Podcast About The Expanse
By SYFY WIRE
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The Expanse creators Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham join SYFY WIRE for a weekly breakdown of the latest episode of SYFY's space opera.
||ExplicitEpisode 312: Season 3 Finale (Part 1)||SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski breakdown the Season 3 finale of The Expanse & Cher looks back at an emotional season with Steven Strait &Wes Chatham.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 311: Fallen World||Authors Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham join SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski to breakdown episode 11 in Season 3 of The Expanse.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 310: Dandelion Sky||Authors Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham join SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski to breakdown episode 10 in Season 3 of The Expanse. This week, Mark Fergus & Cara Gee guest.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 309: Intransigence||Authors Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham join SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski to breakdown episode 9 in Season 3 of The Expanse.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 308: It Reaches Out||Authors Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham join SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski to breakdown episode 8 in Season 3 of The Expanse. But first, Cas Anvar joins us to celebrate the huge Season 4 news and tell us how Jeff Bezos' big reveal went down in person.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 307: Delta-V||Authors Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham join SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski to address the buzz around a Season 4 at Amazon and breakdown episode 7 in Season 3 of The Expanse. Later, Cher talks to Wes Chatham about who Amos really is, John Hughes, and what the future may hold with or without a Season 4.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 306: Immolation||Authors Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham join SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski to breakdown episode 6 in Season 3 of The Expanse. Dominque Tipper guests.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 305: Triple Point||Authors Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham join SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski to breakdown episode 5 in Season 3 of The Expanse.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 304: Reload||Authors Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham join SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski to breakdown episode 304 of The Expanse. Special guest: Cas Anvar, aka Alex Kamal!||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 303: Assured Destruction||Authors Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham join SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski to breakdown episode 303 of The Expanse. Special guest: Frankie Adams aka Bobbie Draper.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 302: "IFF"||The Expanse authors Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham (James SA Corey) join SYFY Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and SYFY WIRE editor in chief Adam Swiderski to break down episode 302.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 301: "Fight or Flight"||Daniel Abraham joins SYFY WIRE's Cher Martinetti & Adam Swiderski to break down the Season 3 premiere with special guest Steven Strait.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn the set of Season 3, PT 3||Cher visits the set of The Expanse during the filming of Season 3 and sits down for a spirited conversation with co-author Ty Franck and cast members Steven Strait, Domnique Tipper, Wes Chatham, and Frankie Adams.||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn the set of Season 3, PT 2||Cher visits the set of The Expanse during the filming of Season 3 and sits down for a spirited conversation with co-author Ty Franck and cast members Steven Strait, Domnique Tipper, Wes Chatham, and Frankie Adams.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn the set of Season 3, Part 1||Cher visits the set of The Expanse and sits down with Ty Franck, Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Frankie Adams, and Dominique Tipper for a hilarious chat about the upcoming season and everything else.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 211 - "Here There Be Dragons" by Syfy Wire||As Prax, Holden, and crew continue the search for Prax's daughter, Bobbie accepts the truth about Mars and the protomolecule, and enters a new alliance. Meanwhile, Naomi chooses a path different from Holden's, though no less risky. Showrunner Naren Shankar joins our episodic The Expanse podcast to talk about his favorite moments from the show, Season 3, and a hidden Easter Egg fans have yet to discover.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 212 - "The Monster and the Rocket" by Syfy Wire||Things are really picking up on The Expanse as we approach the Season 2 finale. Naomi and Amos head back to the Sonambulist with nothing but good intentions, but it doesn't take long until they discover things are far worse than they imagined. Meanwhile, Holden's on a mission and his obsession nearly gets him, Alex, and Prax in over their heads. Lastly, a political player pulls the ultimate power move, and Earth's fate is in the balance. Actor Terry Chen joins us on The Churn to talk about Prax and more as we break down the latest episode.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 213 - "Caliban's War" by Syfy Wire||Leave it to The Expanse to close out this amazing season with an anxiety-ridden finale. Holden and crew face off against the protomolecule, and just when things look their bleakest, "Plant Guy," aka Prax, saves the day. Naomi comes clean about some stuff, and we know Fred Johnson is back. We wrap up the finale and the season with most of the Roci crew as Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper and Cas Anvar join us, along with a surprise guest.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 210 - "Cascade" by Syfy Wire||We're only a few weeks away from the Season 2 finale, and the tension and pace show no sign of letting up. After testifying about the events on Ganymede, Bobbie Draper pulls a jailbreak and takes to the streets in search of the ocean. When she finally finds it, Avasarala finds her and drops some hard-hitting truth in her lap. Meanwhile, Holden and crew enlist a chicken-loving weirdo to help track down Prax's daughter. Actor Shawn Doyle joins us to talk about Errinwright's current situation and where he goes from here.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 209 - "The Weeping Somnambulist" by Syfy Wire||Things go horribly wrong for Holden and crew aboard the Ganymede-bound freighter The Weeping Somnambulist while, back on Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala and Bobbie Draper finally come face to face. Syfy Wire's own Bad Astronomer Phil Plait, joins us to nerd out about space and the science of The Expanse in the latest episode of our weekly episodic deep dive.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 208 - "Pyre" by Syfy Wire||Actress Cara Gee, aka Drummer, joins us to discuss an Expanse episode that lives up to its name. We meet a new character in Prax,see tensions rise in the Roci crew, and learn what Anderson Dawes is really up to. Join us for a complete breakdown with creators Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham!||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 207 - "The Seventh Man" by Syfy Wire||The Expanse VFX supervisor Bob Munroe joins our podcast to discuss how his team brings the far future to life and help us break down the show's latest episode: After a horrifying encounter on Ganymede, Bobbie wakes up on a gurney to find out she's the sole survivor. Meanwhile, while helping with the humanitarian efforts on Ceres, Amos has a run in with a refugee that hits painfully close to home while Holden and Naomi find themselves on opposing sides of a tense political situation. All this, plus Chrisjen continues to show everyone who the HBIC is as we dive deep into "The Seventh Man"||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 206 - "Paradigm Shift" by Syfy Wire||Still reeling from Miller's sacrifice, the Roci crew begin the process of moving forward. Holden questions his role as a leader, Alex gets some TLC, and Naomi makes an executive decision unbeknownst to anyone else. We break it down with Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham, and everyone's favorite dubstep-loving Belter, Andrew Rotilio, joins us to talk about Diogo's journey.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Thomas Jane talks Miller, "Home," and why he chose The Expanse by Syfy Wire||In this special bonus episode of our episodic The Expanse podcast, actor Thomas Jane joins Cher for a talk about Miller, why the show spoke to him, and his feelings on sci-fi. Plus, he discusses "Home" and Miller's epic swan song scenes.||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 205 - "Home" by Syfy Wire||Last time on The Expanse, we saw Miller clutching a nuke while the Roci crew tried to make the best of what seemed like a hopeless situation. But Miller had a plan, and tonight we saw exactly how that worked out. "Home" left us with all the feels. Executive Producer Mark Fergus joins us as we breakdown an emotional episode worthy of a season finale in the latest installment of our podcast..||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 204 - "Godspeed" by Syfy Wire||It was coming at the Roci crew from all sides this week, and it was stressful to watch. Earth fired nukes at Eros, Miller confirmed that space walks aren't really his thing, and an unexpected visitor stumbles upon the protomolecule and threatens to tell everyone. James Holden himself, Steven Strait, joins us this week to talk about playing the serious and idealistic Roci captain, his now (podcast) famous abs, and how he would be totally into an '80s workout montage next season.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episode 203 - "Static" by Syfy Wire||Tensions were still running pretty high in tonight's episode, "Static". While Miller found himself on the outs with the Roci crew, he also found himself aligned with Fred Johnson. But that wasn't even the strangest alliance for Fred, as Chrisjen Avasarala essentially commits treason by reaching to the OPA leader herself. Amos proves to have some useful and unexpected skills when it comes to interrogating, which has a lot to do with his past. And Wes Chatham joins us on the pod to talk about getting into the mind of Amos, performing his own stunts, and more!||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Churn: Episodes 201 and 202 - "Safe" and "Doors & Corners" by Syfy Wire||Welcome to The Churn, a podcast in which Syfy Wire's resident The Expanse super-fans, Cher Martinetti and Adam Swiderski, join producers/universe creators Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham to break down each episode of Season 2. This week, we're looking at the first two episodes, featuring Martian marines, protomolecule madness, Miller going maverick, and more! Special guest Dominique Tipper joins in.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Good Expanse podcast ruined by female host
It's great to learn about The Expanse from the authors, showrunners and others affiliated with the series. Podcast sound quality could be better. The podcast takes a turn whenever the female host (Cher) opens her mouth. In the first episodes, she introduces the authors as "and speaking of two asses...". It is clear that she is a friend of the authors so they indulge her, but to the listener she comes across juvenile. Her constant sexual inferences and "shipping" couples is annoying. Thankfully, the authors always get the podcast back on track. Hopefully, she will take a hint and get better in the future.
Good Content, Poor Production Values
The content is prtty good but the show guests sound like they called in and are being recorded with a microphone near a speakerphone. I ended up giving up on the episode because it was so difficult to understand what was being said.
Could be so much more
I was so looking forward to this podcast since it features the writers in every episode. However, although there are supposed to have two anchor people, the female (whose name I have not bothered to learn) always seems unprepared for every podcast and adds very little to the content. She elaborates subpar questions given the guests a bunch of choices of what she thinks their answer should be, takes over the podcast not letting her cohost speak, and spends most of the time talking about how she felt about the episodes. There are massive audio problems and a lot of the podcasts are difficult to listen too. Kudos for getting the authors to discuss the show and for actually doing the podcast. But the podcast does not reflect the quality of the show.