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Westworld Episode 2 Theories: “The Winter Line”

Listener mail after “Westworld” Season 3, Episode 2 covers great minds like Lacan, Fromm, Faucault, Sartre, Barthe, Chomsky, and Rahobo.Ashley and Gene compare brain boners. Big D finds a mispronunciation mate, and we celebrate the memory of a Shat listener who is no longer with us.Longtime friend of the pod Thiago writes in with a Biblical “Umm … Actually” while laying on thicc praise for Armand Delgado. Muhip gives us a lesson in adversarial neural networks, and Dick Ebert teaches us about CPU bottlenecks.We discuss whether Dolores ever put a Westworld friend in Charlotte’s body, whether Maeve ever met Serac, and whether hosts other than Dolores already have infiltrated the “real world.”

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Westworld Episode 2 Review: “The Winter Line”

Shat on TV’s coverage of Westworld Season 3, Episode 2: “The Winter Line” starts off intelligently with discussions of free will vs sentience, the nuance between hero and villain, and Ashley Schlafly’s brilliant overview of Louis Althusser’s views of subjection and the state. Things take a turn as Dick Ebert unveils his latest treatise: “Rahobo, The God Humans Need,” force-feeding Gene enough tinfoil to spark a Divergence. Suddenly, it’s Big D worshipping at the altar of Coconut Guy, Gene Lyons offering to kill Dick to save the world, Ashley classifying Serac’s accouterment as “Bond Villain,” an extended team giggle-fest, and the Shat Boys getting way too specific about Westworld’s timelines.

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Westworld Episode 2 Instant Take: “The Winter Line”

Was “Westworld” Season 3, Episode 2 a thrilling mind-bender or a “Rick and Morty” ripoff? “The Winter Line” took as back to the park and some familiar faces, including … Drogon? Maeve dropped a math bomb; Big D got on the Aaron Paul Train, and Gene Lyons thinks he’s smarter than everyone else. In this instant reaction episode, we drool over an “assed-up” Stubbs; discuss Bernard’s flashbacks; learn the difference between Greg, Gary, and Jerry; and preview Ashley Schlafly’s upcoming lesson on Althusser.

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Westworld Episode 6 Theories: “Phase Space”

Westworld Episode 6 Theories: “Phase Space” First, disenchanted viewers turned their guns on “Westworld.” Now, frustrated listeners are setting their sights on us. From who Elsie actually is, to the Man in Black’s conversation with Emily, to Emily’s real name, you had a lot to say about Season 2 Episode...

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Westworld Episode 6 Review: “Phase Space”

Westworld Episode 6 Review: “Phase Space” Westworld’s entire reality has changed, and that means all we thought we knew means squat. So we’re diving deep without a tether and hoping we find hidden treasures in Episode 6, “Phase Space.” This Deep Dive explores whether Grace or the Man in Black...

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Westworld Episode 6 Instant Take: “Phase Space”

Westworld Episode 6 Instant Take: “Phase Space” We’re halfway through Season 2, but Westworld isn’t showing any signs of fatigue as they blow up some popular early theories, while introducing even more. Gene & Kerri are in Los Angeles celebrating Gene’s birthday, so Rog & Big D are left in...

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Westworld Episode 5 Theories: “Akane no Mai”

Westworld Episode 5 Theories: “Akane no Mai” Where did the Man in Black actually start? Where did William end? Can techs adjust “woke” hosts’ settings? And is “Westworld” borrowing from Dune?” You’ve got Season 2 questions, and we’ve got Season 2 answers as the Westworld Telegraph shares listener mail about...

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Westworld Episode 5 Review: “Akane No Mai”

Westworld Episode 5 Review: “Akane No Mai” Throwaway episode? Shut your geisha mouth! Shogun World wasn’t the only interesting thing about Episode 5. “Akane no Mai” also put to rest several viewer theories and established a pecking order among characters. Walk with us as we outline Dolores’ secret game plan,...

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Westworld Episode 5 Instant Take: “Akane No Mai”

Westworld Episode 5 Instant Take: “Akane No Mai” Dolores’ reason for traveling to Sweetwater is revealed and Maeve discovers her “new voice” in Kerri Gross’ first Westworld Instacast. “Akane no Mai” introduces us to Shogun World, ninjas, samurai, doppelbots, and sweet, sweet robot lovemaking as Season 2 ventures into some...

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Westworld Episode 3 Theories: “Virtù e Fortuna”

Westworld Episode 3 Theories: “Virto¹ e Fortuna” Episode 3 is usually right about where listener mail starts getting truly weird, and Westworld Season 2 is no exception. “Virtu e Fortuna” got all the marbles rolling around in our heads, and some fascinating topics emerged: Is Grace from The Raj related...