While Ron’s off galavanting, Edu joins the analysis with a bang, categorizing the “problems” of Westworld squarely in the first world. And, oh yeah. We get his thoughts on the casting of the new Lando Calrissian as well (we did mention there’ll be Star Wars tangents, correct?)
In this week’s episode, Edu finally joins the fray (after multiple technical challenges) and we hear his initial impressions of the series. There are a few theories on Arnold, we see glimpses for the potential of Maeve’s storyline, Ford lays down the hammer and JD and Edu ponder why Bernard and Theresa can’t break it all the way down and get naked. Top it all off with JD’s paralleling of “Westworld” to Elon Musk’s hypothesis that we’re all actually living in a Matrix-style simulation right now.
Stay tuned after the end credits for a mind-bending and thought provoking bonus segment suggesting there just may be something to that Matrix talk.
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- Ron Dawson (@DareDreamerFM): documentary filmmaker and host of the radio documentary podcast Radio Film School. Think of it as This American Life for filmmakers. “Ron is definitely the ‘Black Ira Glass'” ~ Edu.
- Yolanda T. Cochran (@Rat_In_A_Wheel): feature film producer, production consultant, and former EVP of Physical Production at Alcon Entertainment.
- JD Cochran (@thatJDCochran): indie filmmaker, former actor, and hip-deep in finishing his and Yolanda’s first feature-length sci-fi thriller about…well, that’s a secret.
- Edu Black (@SceneNoirBlack): production coordinator on The Simpsons, professional wise-cracker.
Music for the show is “Black Lung” by Broke for Free. (CC BY-SA).
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About the Show
“The Westworld podcast that Samuel L. Jackson would love!” This is the unofficial, unruly and often uproariously funny podcast about the HBO hit series Westworld. In our discussion of Westworld, we can’t promise we’ll always “stay on target” (Star Wars tangents will be a-plenty). But we can promise you’ll always have a great time as four filmmaking friends–Ron, JD, Yolanda, and Edu–get deep, argue loud, throw shade on fan theories (and each other), and try to get to the bottom of who the hell this Man in Black is, what is Bernard up to, why Ford likes to hang out with creepy old dudes, and will Dolores ever gain her FREEEEEEDOM!
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