Decrypted, Ars Technica's TV podcast
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Welcome to Decrypted, Ars Technica's weekly podcast that follows TV shows like Mr. Robot and Westworld. We'll be diving into the shows in a way only Ars can—which is to say it'll be thorough, we'll talk with experts, and no detail is too minute or nerdy. Mr. Robot S2 starts 7/13/16. Westworld starts 10/2/16.
||CleanYou really do make a terrible human being. (Westworld S01E10)||Decrypted: Westworld, Episode 10. Ars Technica's podacst about HBO's Westworld||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWith all due respect sir, you broke into my mind. (Westworld S01E09)||Decrypted: Westworld, Episode 9. Ars Technica's podacst about HBO's Westworld||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI can change the rules of this world. (Westworld S01E08)||Decrypted: Westworld, Episode 8. Ars Technica's podacst about HBO's Westworld||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere has to be a blood sacrifice. (Westworld S01E07)||Decrypted: Westworld, Episode 7. Ars Technica's podacst about HBO's Westworld||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe're going to have some fun, aren't we? (Westworld S01E06)||Decrypted: Westworld, Episode 6. Ars Technica's podacst about HBO's Westworld||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPerhaps you are unraveling. (Westworld S01E05)||Decrypted: Westworld, Episode 5. Ars Technica's podacst about HBO's Westworld||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGo blackhat with me. (Westworld S01E04)||Decrypted: Westworld, Episode 4. Ars Technica's podacst about HBO's Westworld||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon't forget, the hosts are not real. (Westworld S01E03)||Decrypted: Westworld, Episode 3. Ars Technica's podacst about HBO's Westworld||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStep into analysis mode, please. (Westworld S01E02)||Ars Technica's Decrypted: Westworld season 1, episode 2||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll the devils are here. (Westworld S01E01)||Welcome to Westworld. Host Annalee Newitz talks to sci-fi author Charlie Jane Anders about the first episode.||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArs Decrypted continues with HBO's Westworld||Join Ars Technica's Tech Culture Editor Annalee Newitz as she explores Westworld season 1 on HBO||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinal finale thoughts and Joanna Wellick's meanest line ever (Mr. Robot S2)||We unpack S2 and talk with Stephanie Corneliussen, aka Joanna Wellick||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntermission inquiries (Mr. Robot S2)||GQ's Scott Meslow helps us make sense of all the lingering questions from Mr. Robot's S2 finale.||9/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside Darlene's drama and Elliot's mind (Mr. Robot S2)||"Elliot as a human has all the information. But as an identity, Elliot doesn't have all the information at all."||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow do you write answers for Mr. Robot's big questions? (Mr. Robot S2)||Staff writer Lucy Teitler and the Pwnie Express team discuss "init_5.fve"||9/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEven Kor Adana was surprised there was no Elliot this week (Mr. Robot S2)||The show writer/head technical producer talks S2, hacks, subreddits, and more.||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLooking forward after the "h4ndshake" shake-up (Mr. Robot S2)||We pump the brakes on twist outrage and tease out S2 hints from the show's tech advisors||8/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe best and worst of Mr. Robot S2 (so far)||Alf, adderall, and Dark Army attacks have set up an exciting second half ahead.||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMr. Robot's logic_b0mb shakes up S2 (Mr. Robot S2)||We devote an entire episode to analyzing perhaps the show's craziest hour.||8/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvercoming TV's sophomore slump and how Netflix may have led to Mr. Robot S2||TV philosopher Andy Greenwald discusses the on- and off-screen of Mr. Robot S2||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe best sounding (and most fan-theory friendly) show on television (Mr. Robot S2)||After Mr. Robot S2E3, Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio tells us about soundtracks and we mourn the death of the Internet's favorite theory.||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis is how you pen test for Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot S2)||Mr. Robot's "unm4sk" (S2E1): Leon love and the story behind that ransomware hack||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur crash course to the world of Mr. Robot (Mr. Robot S2)||This week: Mr. Robot S1 in Elliot's Words + NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I knew I could count on the podcast community to share their thoughts and provide great insight into this addictive show.
The Mr. Robot deep dive I wanted
Mr. Robot S2 has clearly elevated the show's profile—everyone from Forbes to GQ to Wired seems to be reviewing it—but good pods are still tough to find. Ars seems on track with this. It's not a straight recap/review show, and they instead focus on 1-2 ideas from that week's episode then grab a plugged in guest (Ep2 has the show's FBI consultant and it's a must for diehards). Looking forward to more.
Actual info, not just recaps
Like this pod since it involves analysis on specific things about the show—maybe a hack, its mental health depictions, FBI research, etc.—and books actual guests instead of being just another recap pod with two dudes.
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