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

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Mal and Jason explore issues 37-54 of ‘Saga’ and discuss how loss can be devastating and still spar a chance for growth. They also examine the history of comets and how it has dictated more of human history than we may realize, all before celebrating the wonderful character that is Marko. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Jul 18

114 min

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

Jun 18

113 min

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.

May 22

97 min

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.

May 8

112 min

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

May 2

108 min

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

Apr 24

119 min

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

Apr 18

109 min

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

Apr 9

72 min

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

Apr 8

78 min

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

Apr 1

102 min

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

Feb 4

139 min

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

Jan 30

146 min

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

Jan 24

105 min

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

Jan 17

149 min

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

Jan 11

95 min

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

Jan 7

108 min

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

Dec 2019

116 min

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

Dec 2019

96 min

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

Dec 2019

157 min

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

Dec 2019

88 min

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

Dec 2019

152 min

Mal and Jason discuss the first installment of the sequel trilogy, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens,’ by exploring how revival shapes the story, examining the Battle of Jakku, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the film, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a new iconic protagonist. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Dec 2019

145 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the sixth installment of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how the shadow of the past looms over the episode, examining the Twi’lek species, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the best mercenary in the parsec. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Dec 2019

97 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the conclusion of the original trilogy, ‘Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi’ by exploring how redemption defines the story, examining the Ewoks of Endor, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the film, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the savior of the galaxy. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Dec 2019

143 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the iconic ‘Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back’ by exploring the revelations that define the story, examining the off-screen events between ‘A New Hope’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the film, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a ruthless villain. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Dec 2019

157 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the fifth installment of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring the nature of negotiation in the episode, examining the iconic planet Tatooine, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a compassionate mechanic. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Dec 2019

98 min

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: the best villain trio to combat the rebels, rom-com stories centered around ‘Star Wars’ characters, re-casting the original trilogy in the present day, current athletes to base a clone army on, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Dec 2019

87 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the fourth installment of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how community drives the plot of the episode, examining the AT-ST walker, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to an impressive warrior. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Dec 2019

103 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the film that started it all: ‘Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope' by exploring the call to adventure that defines the story, examining how Westerns influenced this iconic movie, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the film, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to an unlikely hero. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Nov 2019

161 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the third episode of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how allegiances affect the central characters, examining the Bounty Hunters' Guild’s code, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a brave protector. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Nov 2019

90 min

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: a ‘Freaky Friday’ body swap with a ‘Star Wars’ character, the essential ingredients for a lightsaber duel, the top tearjerker scenes, the most underutilized characters, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Nov 2019

102 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the second episode of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how the unfamiliar surrounds our protagonists, examining Jawas, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to the titular child. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Nov 2019

89 min

Mal and Jason discuss the music and sounds of the 'Star Wars' universe by exploring the legacy of John Williams’s compositions, examining the films' iconic sound design, sharing eight of the most essential cues from the franchise with special guest Isaac Lee, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to their favorite scenes that the music elevates the most. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion Guest: Isaac Lee

Nov 2019

77 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the premier episode of the Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ by exploring how motivation drives the characters in the pilot, examining the history of Mandalore leading up to the events of the show, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a 'Star Wars' television MVP. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Nov 2019

104 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the 2016 anthology film ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ by exploring how the audacity of hope shapes the central characters, examining kyber crystals, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the film, and awarding the medal of bravery to a brave martyr. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Nov 2019

134 min

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: items to take on a galactic mission, dream Star Wars TV spin-offs, biggest what-if moments from the canon, Darth Sidious’s apprentices as ‘Succession’ characters, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion

Nov 2019

104 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into the 2018 anthology film ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ by exploring how fellowship shapes the central characters of the story, examining the major crime syndicates of the galaxy, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the movie, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to an iconic spaceship. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion

Nov 2019

132 min

Mal and Jason dive deep into ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ by exploring the seduction of the dark side, examining the separatist movement, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations, and awarding the medal of bravery to a patient regime. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Nov 2019

134 min

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: favorite lightsaber color, top starship designs in the galaxy, NBA players with the highest midi-chlorian count, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion

Nov 2019

86 min

Mal and Jason explore the droids of 'Star Wars' by discussing their history and legacy, examining the two well-known droid types, power ranking their eight favorite droids, and awarding the medal of bravery to an unlikely mechanical hero. Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion

Oct 2019

115 min

Mal and Jason explore ‘Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones’ by discussing how secrets and schemes shape the plot, examining clone soldiers, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations from the movie, and awarding the Medal of Bravery to a duplicitous ruler. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion

Oct 2019

150 min

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: our personal movie power rankings, NFL quarterbacks as podracer pilots, Star Wars characters with the most BDE, and much more. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion

Oct 2019

84 min

Mal and Jason explore the life and legacy of Jar Jar Binks, examine the Gungan species, share eight of their favorite insights and observations about Jar Jar, and award the medal of bravery to his lasting legacy. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion

Oct 2019

76 min

Mal and Jason explore ‘Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace’ by discussing origins, explaining midi-chlorians, sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations, and awarding the medal of bravery to a precocious force-user. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion

Oct 2019

137 min

Recorded live at Con of Thrones 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, Mal and Jason answer some “would you rather” questions from the audience.

Jul 2019

56 min

Mal and Jason celebrate ‘Game of Thrones’ by giving out various awards for the series. Then, they are joined by special guest Toby Osmond, who played the Prince of Dorne, before the entire ‘Binge Mode’ crew shares their final thoughts on the story.

Jun 2019

121 min

Mal and Jason answer questions submitted by you, the listeners, regarding the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ as well as the series at large.

May 2019

95 min

Mal and Jason explore how duty shapes the series finale of ‘Game of Thrones,’ examine the clues for what lies west of Westeros, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and award the Champion’s Purse to a surviving pack.

May 2019

166 min

Mal and Jason explore how horror shapes the penultimate episode of ‘Game of Thrones,’ examine the history of King’s Landing, share seven of their favorite insights and observations from the episode, and award the Champion’s Purse to a master storyteller.

May 2019

149 min

Mal and Jason explore how choice shapes ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4, “The Last of the Starks,” examine the ways to slay a dragon, share seven of their favorite insights and observations, and award the Champion’s Purse to a surging queen.

May 2019

146 min

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