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Harry Ponder Presents: Westworld 2.06 & 2.07

We skipped a week of Westworld coverage and didn’t tell a soul. Sorry! But we’re about to be even worse with another hiatus that will last through the season finale. Trust us, we create a better show this way. Now, listen in as your Harry Ponder Boys all get excited about this strange robot show once again.

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Harry Ponder Presents: Westworld 2.04 “The Riddle of the Sphinx”

A human touch brings Brandon and Tanner back on board after last week’s disappointment left everyone unhappy. But is it enough to pull weekly buzzkill Luke out of the shadows? Let’s see if the tragedy of the Jim Delos robot is enough to excite his cold heart.

Does anyone else share Luke’s feelings or is he being unfairly critical of a great show? Let us know with an email or through our socials and we’ll try to actually check them before next week’s episode this time: podcast@harryponder.com / Twitter / Facebook.


Harry Ponder Presents: Westworld 2.03 “Virtù e Fortuna”

“Virtù e Fortuna” isn’t doing this season of Westworld any favors and your Harry Ponder Boys are here to explain why. For a show with such a fascinating concept, just about every character is doing something these guys don’t find interesting. As Tanner puts it so poetically, “If I have to watch one more episode where Bernard is just shaking in the corner, I’m going to put my strangling gloves on.”

And if anyone understands how guns work in this universe, Luke would really appreciate an explanation sent to podcast@harryponder.com or via Twitter/Facebook.


Harry Ponder Presents: Westworld 2.02 “Reunion”

Westworld’s second season follows up its premiere with … a lot of flashbacks featuring information we already knew and a disappointing brief meeting of woke hosts Dolores and Maeve. But at least the Man in Black is having more fun than ever! Though is this show quickly becoming one long biblical allegory? Either way, regardless of the Boys’ thoughts on this episode, Westworld is still weird and mysterious. That’s something, at least.

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Harry Ponder Presents: Westworld 2.01 “Journey into Night”

Westworld’s second season begins right where the last one left off, and so does the Harry Ponder coverage of the show. With real stakes and a very angry Dolores, this Westworld is a different place from the carefree theme park of yesteryear (which may just make for a better show altogether). But how does Bernard feel about all this? Is The Door a true mystery or just another red herring? And how did all of those hosts drown in an unmapped mystery lake? Let’s find out together.

Have a theory about where the show is heading this season? Because we sure don’t! Send them all to podcast@harryponder.com or via Twitter/Facebook and we’ll discuss our favorites on the show.


Harry Ponder Presents: Westworld Season One Finale

Miss our earlier Westworld discussions? Find them all here before jumping into our finale talks below.

The first full calendar year of Harry Ponder podcasting comes to a close with the boys fulfilling their promise to conclude the discussion of Westworld season one. AI consciousness, the Man in Black, Ford’s end, thematic parallels, and where things will go next: It’s all here.

Thank you for sticking with us through the disaster that was 2016. There were multiple points when the fate of the podcast seemed uncertain, yet here it remains.

Have a great idea for future podcast topics in 2017 (or just want to say “hi”)? Send it all to podcast@harryponder.com or through the social media feeds found to the left of this post.

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Harry Ponder Presents: Westworld Episodes 4-7

Miss the first Westworld show? Click here to hear where it all began.

The android craze continues at Harry Ponder Headquarters as the boys are back to discuss the next batch of Westworld episodes. Common conclusions include:

  1. Everyone enjoys wild speculation and theorizing.
  2. Never trust Anthony Hopkins.
  3. Nobody has any idea what’s really going on.

If you were hoping for a political discussion in this first post-election podcast episode, skip to 49:30 for a little Trump talk.

Are you enjoying Westworld as much as we are? Share your thoughts with an email to podcast@harryponder.com or a tweet at @harryponderboys.

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Harry Ponder Presents – Ex Machina

The Harry Ponder Boys remain stricken with android fever as they discuss 2015’s Ex Machina and its relation to Westworld. That fact may lead you to question, are your equal co-hosts really multiple occurrences of the same AI? If so, would it matter? And, wouldn’t this podcast summary be better written if done by a robot? Yes. The answer is yes. For two of those questions. But which two???

For those who have been waiting, the Boys journey back to their Harry Potter routes next month. Get the jump on being part of the show by emailing podcast@harryponder.com or tweeting at @harryponderboys.

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Harry Ponder Presents: Westworld Episodes 1-3

Boy, are we in the zeitgeist now! Being current! Building our brand! Watching Westworld! What a hot topic! Just trying to look chivalrous!

Spoiler alert on episodes 1-3, boys and girls. Ye be warned.

As a nice pairing with this newfound Westworld robot enthusiasm, the Harry Ponder Boys will soon be discussing Ex Machina (before November, we promise). It’s streaming on Netflix. You have no excuses. Unless you think the podcast is terrible. If so, you should tell us why by emailing podcast@harryponder.com or tweeting at @harryponderboys.

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