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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 parallels to previous inquiry episodes in the extended Armstrong-Iannucci universe. Brandon Nowalk is a free…
 
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, history, and Ken.W.A.Alex Heeney is the Editor-in-Chief of Seventh Row (http://seventh-row.com), an online fi…
 
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 Black hopping on the mic to discuss this episode's subdued tone and its theme of irresolution.…
 
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 staging and direction of one of Succession's busiest hours yet. Find Nick on Twitter at @nickusen.…
 
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.Brandy Jensen is an editor for The Outline where she authors the column "Ask a Fuck Up". She is on Twitter a…
 
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 special with their guest Jeremy Mongeau.Follow Jeremy on Twitter at @JeremyMonjo.…
 
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 media landscape, Shiv's career choices, and Tom's new challenge at ATN.Maya Kosoff can be found on Twitter at…
 
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 avoids the sophomore slump, Mark Mylod's direction, and which character won the week.Follow Shelley on Twi…
 
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, and the poetry of John Berryman.Isaac Butler is a writer, director, and the host of Slate's Lend Me Your…
 
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 various agendas at play behind the scenes of this wedding, its depiction of women, Gil, Marcia, Greg, and much m…
 
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, the script's mix of comedy and symbolism, and manage to bring Game of Thrones and Hell's Kitchen in the mix …
 
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 geography of New York state, television production, revolutionary language, and the various delusions of the…
 
The Roys get dressed for the RECNY ball, and we venture into "the death pit" with our friend Kate H., who speaks on her experience with nonprofit fundraising and on the toxic culture of WayStar/RoyCo.Follow Kate on Twitter at @Katehascats. The Age of Napoleon is available on iTunes and Spotify and is on Twitter at @AgeofNapoleon.…
 
Film and TV critic Vikram Murthi joins the podcast to discuss "Lifeboats", the internal culture of WayStar/RoyCo, the evolution of Succession's critical reception, the TV recap economy, and more.Vikram Murthi is a frequent contributor to The AV Club, Vulture, The Film Stage, and RogerEbert.com. He is on Twitter at @fauxbeatpoet.…
 
Brendan, Kate, and Gabi are joined by special guest Brendan James to discuss Succession's pilot episode, the work of series creator Jesse Armstrong, the politics of the show, Cousin Greg, and much more.Brendan James is a co-author of The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason. He is occasionally on Twitter at @deep_…
 
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