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Join Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion every week as they explore their favorite topics of the moment.

Join Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion every week as they explore their favorite topics of the moment.

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United States

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The Ringer

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Join Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion every week as they explore their favorite topics of the moment.

Language:

English


Episodes

Saga Book 2

6/18/2020
Mal and Jason explore issues 19-36 of the epic space fantasy comic ‘Saga’ and discuss how the dynamics of family bend and, sometimes, break. They also examine the history of challenged books and comic books throughout history, all before celebrating the wonderful character that is Noreen. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:01:52:27

Ask the Underscore: 'Game of Thrones' One Year Later

5/22/2020
One year after the 'Game of Thrones' finale, Mal and Jason dive deep into your questions about the series and give their thoughts on the upcoming spinoff, which GoT characters they'd like to see in a 'The Last Dance'–style documentary, the state of 'The Winds of Winter,' and more.

Duration:01:37:04

Star Wars: The Clone Wars—The Final Arc | Weekly

5/8/2020
On this episode, Mal and Jason dive into the final four episodes of the animated TV series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" by exploring how forging your own path shapes the Disney+ conclusion, examining the significance of the series' closing scene, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from these episodes, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to an indelible protagonist.

Duration:01:51:08

Ask the Underscore 2020, Vol. 2 | Weekly

5/1/2020
Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: the final season of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ the greatest players and seasons of ‘Survivor,’ the Fellowship of the Ring comprised of current athletes, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:01:47:44

‘Saga’ Book 1 | Weekly

4/24/2020
Mal and Jason explore issues 1-18 of the epic space fantasy comic ‘Saga’ by discussing how family ties affect the central characters, examining the real-life history of proxy wars, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the first 18 issues, and celebrating a wise author. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:01:58:09

Free Will and Determinism in ‘Devs’ | Weekly

4/17/2020
Mal and Jason explore the FX on Hulu miniseries ‘Devs’ by discussing the show’s focus on free will and determinism, examining the many-worlds interpretation and related theories on quantum mechanics, offering eight ‘Devs’ spinoff ideas, and honoring the concept at the center of the story. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:01:48:10

Jason Mantzoukas, Part 2 | Weekly

4/9/2020
Mal and Jason are joined by actor-comedian Jason Mantzoukas to explore a variety of pop culture properties, including ‘Saga,’ ‘Red Dead Redemption 2,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ ‘The Good Place,’ and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Guest: Jason Mantzoukas

Duration:01:11:30

Jason Mantzoukas, Part 1 | Weekly

4/8/2020
Mal and Jason are joined by actor-comedian Jason Mantzoukas to explore a variety of pop culture properties, including 'Game of Thrones,' 'Star Wars,' 'Ozark,' and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Guest: Jason Mantzoukas

Duration:01:17:16

Ask the Underscore 2020, Vol. 1 | Weekly

4/1/2020
Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: fictional quarantine companions, 'Tiger King,' favorite fantasy couples, and more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:01:41:00

Darth Vader: A Character Study / The Farewell | Star Wars

2/4/2020
Mal and Jason analyze the archetypal villain Darth Vader by exploring his life, lessons, and legacy. They examine the early days of Vader, list eight of the top Darth Vader moments, and award the Medal of Bravery to the iconic character’s creator. Plus: our closing thoughts as we say goodbye to the ‘Star Wars’ franchise … for now. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:02:18:16

Star Wars Rebels | Star Wars

1/29/2020
Mal and Jason celebrate the canonical animated TV series ‘Star Wars Rebels’ by exploring how it presents a newfound perspective, examining the iconic villain Grand Admiral Thrawn, ranking eight of the most essential episodes and arcs from ‘Rebels,’ and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a continuing legacy. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:02:25:15

Ahsoka Tano: A Character Study | Star Wars

1/24/2020
Mal and Jason explore the iconic character of Ahsoka Tano by discussing her history and legacy, examining the Path of the Padawan, listing eight of the top Ahsoka moments, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to Snips’s creator. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:01:44:33

The Clone Wars | Star Wars

1/17/2020
Mal and Jason celebrate the canonical animated TV series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ by exploring its crucial role in expanding the universe, examining Genndy Tartakovsky’s prior microseries, ranking eight of the most essential episodes from ‘The Clone Wars,’ and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the central dynamic of the story. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:02:28:16

’Star Wars’ Video Games | Star Wars

1/10/2020
Mal and Jason explore the long history of ‘Star Wars’ video games by sharing their own experiences playing them, examining the rise and fall of LucasArts, ranking the eight most essential characters from various games with The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a widely celebrated game. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Guest: Ben Lindbergh

Duration:01:34:23

Han Solo: A Character Study

1/7/2020
Mal and Jason explore the iconic character of Han Solo by discussing his history and legacy, examining Harrison Ford’s career leading up to playing the character, listing eight of the top Han Solo moments across the films, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the embodiment of the rogue archetype. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:01:47:11

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 8: Redemption | Star Wars

12/31/2019
Mal and Jason dive deep into the Season 1 finale of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring the idea of the family you choose, examining the fabled Darksaber, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a valiant protector. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:01:55:13

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Ask the Underscore | Star Wars

12/27/2019
Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners, on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker.’ Topics include: best new character from the film, how Maz got Anakin/Luke’s lightsaber, the Dion Waiters Heat Check Award for this movie, and Disney+ spin-off ideas. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:01:35:47

Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker | Star Wars

12/24/2019
Mal and Jason discuss the conclusion of the sequel trilogy, ‘Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker,’ by exploring how the film invokes resurrection, examining the Unknown Regions, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the movie, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the central bond at the heart of the trilogy. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:02:36:12

‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 7: The Reckoning | Star Wars

12/21/2019
Mal and Jason dive deep into the seventh installment of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how judgment plays out throughout the episode, examining Moffs, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a selfless ugnaught. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:01:27:42

Episode VIII: The Last Jedi | Star Wars

12/20/2019
Mal and Jason discuss the second installment of the sequel trilogy, ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi,’ by exploring how the film subverts expectations, examining Holdo’s maneuver, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the movie, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the titular last Jedi. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Duration:02:31:21