Episodes
Ben, Steve Ahlman, and Matt James discuss the biggest news from this week's Nintendo Direct (including a 'Legend of Zelda' with playable Zelda and proof of life for 'Metroid Prime 4'), gaming's suddenly stacked release schedule for the rest of 2024, and what the Switch 2's launch lineup could look like. Then they reflect on the legacy of 'Elden Ring' and share their spoiler-free early impressions of its acclaimed new expansion, 'Shadow of the Erdtree.' Host: Ben Lindbergh Guests: Steve...
Published 06/21/24
Published 06/21/24
The Supes and the Jedi battle it out, and the Midnight Boys are here to break it all down! First, jump into the messy drama of 'The Boys' and see what the boys think about Homelander confronting his past (06:50). Then, see how strong the force is with the latest episode of 'The Acolyte' and how the mystery unfolds (53:57). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Producers: Aleya Zenieris, Jonathan Kermah, and Steve Ahlman Social: Jomi Adeniran Additional Production...
Published 06/20/24
Listen as the Midnight Boys break down Season 2, Episode 1 of ‘House of the Dragon’ like only they know how. Along the way, the guys discuss whether the show leans toward Team Green or Team Black. They then, of course, get into the chaos that came with Blood and Cheese. Later, the Midnight Meter is broken out to officially score this loaded season premiere. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Producers: Aleya Zenieris, Jonathan Kermah, and Steve Ahlman Social:...
Published 06/17/24
Steve and Jomi are back and ready to go on a journey with their emotions in reaction to Disney Pixar’s latest ‘Inside Out 2’ (02:00). The guys are joined by director of the film Kelsey Mann later to get some insight into how the film came together, things that didn’t make the final cut, and much more (27:00). Later, Jomi and Steve share their tier rankings of every Pixar movie ever (54:00). Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Support: Arjuna...
Published 06/14/24
It's time to return to the Iron Throne, and 'Talk the Thrones' is back in full video pod form! Every Sunday, right after 'House of the Dragon' airs, Chris Ryan, Joanna Robinson, and Mallory Rubin will assemble to discuss the latest episode in all of its shocking wonder! Follow along now, and we'll see you in Westeros! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 06/14/24
‘The Boys’ is back for Season 4, and so are the Midnight Boys! Listen as they dive into a more general discussion on the centrality of Homelander and Butcher throughout the series. Then, they get into Season 4 of the show, which is the therapy season for many characters but especially Homelander. Also discussed is Victoria Neuman’s role this season. Later, they take a second to highlight Sage’s role in the show as a new character. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve...
Published 06/13/24
Welcome to the new Ringer-Verse channel! It's time to get witchy as the Midnight Boys dive into the third episode of 'The Acolyte' and discover the origins of Mae and Osha. They discuss how the Force is interpreted in many different ways and how the Jedi's power may be going too far in the High Republic era. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal, Jonathan Kermah, and Aleya Zenieris Social: Jomi...
Published 06/12/24
Ben, Jessica Clemons, and Justin Charity react to a slew of big gaming news by ranking their big-picture takeaways and top 10 most exciting announcements, trailers, and reveals from Summer Game Fest, the Xbox Games Showcase, Ubisoft Forward, Sony State of Play, and other recent presentations. Host: Ben Lindbergh Guests: Jessica Clemons and Justin Charity Producer: Devon Renaldo  Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 06/11/24
'Star Wars' is back, and the Midnight Boys are here to give you all their thoughts and musings on the latest Disney+ show, 'The Acolyte' (07:14). They wonder what the galaxy looks like generations before the Skywalkers and uncover a mystery that could lead to the downfall of the Jedi. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal, Jonathan Kermah, and Aleya Zenieris Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about...
Published 06/05/24
'Ringer-Verse Recommends' strikes back! The entire 'Ringer-Verse' and 'House of R' crew reconvenes for the latest installment of the bite-size monthly podcast series to shout out their fandom favorites from TV, movies, video games, books, comics, and beyond that were recently released but haven’t been covered in-depth on a full-length episode. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Joanna Robinson, Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Ben Lindbergh, Jomi Adeniran, Arjuna Ramgopal, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer:...
Published 05/31/24
The very merry month of content is coming, and the Midnight Boys are here to do a draft of all the best things they are covering. From 'Star Wars' to 'Game of Thrones,' everything will be here on the Ringer-Verse (06:46). Later, the boys are joined by 'X-Men '97' director and producer Jake Castorena to talk about the secrets and facts behind the latest revelatory season of the show (64:13). Be sure to check out tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer!Hosts: Charles Holmes,...
Published 05/29/24
Ben, Jessica Clemons, Justin Charity, and Rob Mahoney break down news about the release date of 'GTA VI,' Phoebe Waller-Bridge writing a 'Tomb Raider' show, and the next 'Assassin's Creed.' They then compare and contrast recent releases 'Animal Well' and 'Senua's Saga: Hellblade II' (24:00), and later competitively put together lineups (31:00) of the games they most want to see remade. Host: Ben Lindbergh Guests: Jessica Clemons, Justin Charity, and Rob Mahoney Producer: Devon...
Published 05/28/24
Jomi and Steve are back to help you gear up for a loaded month of television in June! Listen as they preview ‘The Acolyte’ (06:00), ‘The Boys’ (25:00), ‘House of the Dragon’ (40:00), and ‘The Bear’ (48:00). Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 05/27/24
The Midnight Boys return to the wasteland and dive into their thoughts on the madcap epic that is 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' (05:09). From grandiose action to wildly charismatic villains, they have all the best spoiler-filled takes to bring with you into the weekend. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 05/24/24
The Midnight Boys are here at the end of it all to give you their instant reactions to the electrifying finale of 'X-Men '97' (09:04). From the fallout of Bastion to the dramatic cliffhanger ending, the boys are here to talk about everything and pick apart all the little details that they loved about this series. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about...
Published 05/15/24
In honor of the NBA playoffs and our overall love for 'Star Wars,' we will be choosing our own basketball starting five within the world of 'Star Wars.' Joined by Ringer deputy art lead Matt James, Steve and Jomi will be teaming up to make four different teams of Jedi, Sith, clones, and non–Force users. Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Guest: Matt James Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 05/13/24
Midnight Boys together strong! The boys give their instant reactions to the new blockbuster 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' (04:18). They look at the journey of our main character, Noa, and what it means to live in the shadow of Andy Serkis's Caesar character. Be sure to check out tickets for the Ringer Residency in Los Angeles this summer! Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna...
Published 05/10/24
The boys are back to give you their instant thoughts and reactions to the penultimate episode of 'X-Men '97' (05:53). Later, they bring you the latest nerd news, including the first look at James Gunn's 'Superman' and the fact that Marvel is pumping the brakes on their film and TV output (39:40). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 05/08/24
Ben, Steve Ahlman, Matt James, and Justin Charity react to rumors about the Nintendo Switch 2 and a ‘Kingdom Hearts’ film adaptation (2:35), discuss the significance of the latest in a string of surprise Steam sensations, talk of ‘Manor Lords,’ and name their top five games developed by a single creator (23:43). They then draft rosters of the best titles from the great gaming year of 2004 (30:41). Host: Ben Lindbergh Guests: Steve Ahlman, Matt James, and Justin Charity Producer: Mike...
Published 05/06/24
Jomi and Steve are joined by producer Kerm to discuss some of their favorite comics from the month of April! Along the way, the guys discuss ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ (00:00), ‘Deadpool’ (00:00), and ‘Rat City’ (00:00). Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 05/03/24
Another episode of 'X-Men 97' is here and the Midnight Boys are back to talk about what they liked (12:29). They also have a discussion on the ins and outs of critiquing the state of fandom today, as well as their first installment of 'Midnight Musings' (67:25). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 05/01/24
The entire Ringer-Verse and 'House of R' crew assembles, crosses the streams, and forms a team beam for the inaugural edition of 'Ringer-Verse Recommends,' a new bite-sized monthly podcast and video series in which the hosts shout-out fandom favorites from TV, movies, video games, books, comics, and beyond that were recently released but haven’t been covered in-depth on a full-length episode. Hosts: Mallory Rubin, Joanna Robinson, Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Ben Lindbergh, Jomi Adeniran,...
Published 04/29/24
Ben Lindbergh and Jessica Clemons banter about the anniversary of Thanos’s fateful ‘Fortnite’ appearance, the most popular crossover characters in ‘Fortnite’ history, and whether to play ‘Hades 2’ in Early Access or wait for the finished game (2:00), then discuss the full first season of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ spinoff ‘Knuckles’ on Paramount+ and the future of the ‘Sonic’ franchise (14:20) before breaking down (in a spoiler-free manner) new PlayStation 5 release ‘Stellar Blade,’ both as a game...
Published 04/26/24
The Midnight Boys are back to give you another jam-packed episode. First, they take a look at the latest 'Deadpool & Wolverine' trailer (11:45). Then, they talk about the beautiful finale of 'Shogun' (26:33) as well as the latest episode of 'X-Men '97' (67:06). All before finally talking about some of the goings-on that happened at Van's birthday party (82:03). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support:...
Published 04/24/24