Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald celebrate the life and impact of the late author Philip Roth (2:00) and discuss Andy’s experience at a Paul Simon concert (9:30). They also discuss the New York Times interview with the cast of Arrested Development and the backlash surrounding Jeffrey Tambor’s behavior on set and how that coincides with a larger trend in Hollywood (15:00). Later, they open up the mailbag and answer listener questions ranging from their most comforting episodes of TV of all time to their thoughts on the forthcoming Watchmen series by Damon Lindelof (28:00).
Celebrating Philip Roth and Taking Mailbag Questions
Plus: the Jeffrey Tambor backlash and the larger pattern in Hollywood
Streaming has changed the profitability equation for movies made for adults—but does any streaming platform want to make movies for adults?
Plus, Ben details a certain matchup next week that could decide the MVP and Sheil gives his weekly extra point
Van and Rachel also discuss a Tennessee principal saying the N-word and Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl
The guys also run through all the Premiership and URC action in a weekend packed full of drama, tries, and refereeing controversy