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Dominoes fall in the Succession season finale, and "All the Bells Say": too late. Isaac Butler returns to the RoyCast for a spirited debate about the third season's flaws and virtues, as well as to weigh in with some expert commentary on the re
In another of Succession's trademark bad vacations, "Chiantishire" moves the season's plot, and maybe Kendall, towards an endgame. Anna Golez joins the Fly Guys to discuss the direction of Mark Mylod, new Nicholas Britell cues, the season's the
At Ken's maximalist 40th birthday party, the Waystar team celebrates a sudden release from consequences while Ken looks for a resolution of his own. Film programmer and critic Madeleine Wall joins the RoyCast to discuss some of the episode's ex
With returning guest Jeremy Mongeau, the Fly Guys wade into the swamp and try to dispel some of the very bad vibes emanating from “What It Takes”. Topics include: the show’s approach to the U.S. political system, the limits of triangulation, Ju
At the much-anticipated Waystar shareholder meeting, "Retired Janitors of Idaho" finds the cast of Succession in a madcap scramble as they try to salvage a last-minute settlement with Sandy and Stewy while dealing with an incapacitated Logan. E
A deceptively quiet episode that sets the stage for the looming shareholder meet, "Lion in the Meadow" reunites Kendall and Logan for a critical encounter at the island estate of major shareholder Josh Aaronson (Adrien Brody). Film and televisi
Everyone's struggling to control the narrative in "The Disruption", which sees Ken and Shiv trading blows while the government comes knocking on Logan's door. To discuss a busy installment, The Fly Guys are joined by podcaster and historian Eve
Kendall pitches his siblings on his vision for their future in “Mass in Time of War,” which re-establishes the emotional and material stakes of the series. The Fly Guys are joined by Fran Hoepfner to discuss the episode’s centerpiece scene, its
Succession is back and the vibes are off in the season three premiere, "Secession". Critic and author Adam Nayman joins the Fly Guys to break down COVID's impact on the filmmaking process, Succession's changing relationship to contemporary real
In a freewheeling reunion special, the Fly Guys return from a nearly two-year hiatus to take stock of Succession's critical and awards success, online fandom, a recent New Yorker profile of Jesse Armstrong, new additions to the ensemble cast, i
The Fly Guys are joined by Katie Stebbins to discuss the Succession finale.
Logan meets an existential threat as the cruise scandal unravels and faces tough questions in D.C as the various Roy children rise to their family's defense. The Fly Guys are joined by Brandon Nowalk to discuss the episode's deft writing and pa
Logan is visited by old ghosts in his hometown of Dundee, Scotland, as Succession lays the ground for the season's endgame. Brendan and Gabi were joined by Alex Heeney to discuss one of the season's funniest episodes, plus King Lear, death, his
It's a family affair as Succession revisits the emotional terrain of season one for a visit to Lady Caroline, a return to the scene of Ken's crime, and a spiritual sequel to "Austerlitz". We brought the RoyCast family together with producer Dan
The bomb planted all the way back in season one finally goes off in "Argestes" as the Roys deal with the fallout from a damaging article about "the death pit" and attempt to salvage the Pierce deal. Nick Usen joins the Fly Guys to talk the stag
Everyone shits the bed in "Tern Haven", as the Roys fly out to the Pierce family estate to close Logan's deal of a lifetime. The Fly Guys are joined by Brandy Jensen to decide whether the Pierces are worse than the Roys or merely just as bad.
A long day at Waystar headquarters is an opportunity for major confrontations between Tom and Greg, Logan and Pierce CEO Rhea Jarrell (Holly Hunter), and finally Ken and Shiv. Brendan and Kate explore what makes this hour of Succession so speci
Succession's second season soars to new lows of absurdity and depravity in "Hunting". The Fly Guys are joined by Julie Kosin for an episode discussion and a friendly game of Boar on the Floor. Julie Kosin is the Entertainment Director for Harp
Succession's second season gives season one episode "Lifeboats" an unofficial sequel in "Vaulter", which takes a turn for the grimly realistic. Gabi, Kate, and Brendan were joined by Maya Kosoff to talk the episode's resonances with the new med
We're back from our silica mud bath to dig into the season premiere of Succession. Ken's a dead man walking, Logan's got his groove back, and everyone looks shinier somehow. Friend of the show Shelley Farmer joins us to talk about how the show
The first season's tragic structure comes into focus in the finale, "Nobody Is Ever Missing". For this pivotal episode, Gabi and Brendan are joined by expert guest Isaac Butler, who speaks on the show's relationship to Shakespeare. live theatre
Wedding bells are ringing, but the death pit looms ever darker and nearer as the Roys gather overseas for the Roy-Wambsgans (Wambsgans-Roy?) nuptials. We're joined by Chris Person (@papapishu) to discuss the episode's satirical edge, the variou
It's haters in the building as mutual friend Cam shares his more critical perspective on the first season. Fortunately, the group reaches a consensus on "Prague" as one of Succession's finest hours and dives into its deliberate visual style, th
The three hosts fly solo for an extended discussion of trauma as the show's central theme, how the Roys' "family therapy" compares to other TV depictions of therapy, Ken's relapse, and the question of what makes a Logan Roy. This episode comes
With its sixth episode, Succession upsets the game board for the second half of the season and kicks into high gear. Joining Gabi, Kate, and Brendan for this episode is actor, writer, and erstwhile podcaster Danny Bowes, for a talk about the ge
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