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Podcast: The Playlist Talks 'Breaking Bad' Finale & Where The Medium Of Television Is Heading

Photo of Erik McClanahan By Erik McClanahan | The Playlist October 1, 2013 at 4:08PM

On this latest episode, host Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth, our British correspondent Oliver Lyttelton, and later in the show by writer Cory Everett to talk about the recent "Breaking Bad" finale. But since we've already written about the episode, we try to dig deeper and do more than just recap the finale. Throughout the chat we spin off into other, grander topics involving television as well. How is the medium changing with streaming, binge watching and recaps on every site? Even though most people agree this is a golden age of television, there's still plenty of formulaic material and tired tropes found in even the best shows, "Breaking Bad" included. Warning, SPOILERS abound in this podcast so don't listen unless you've already seen the finale or don't care.
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Breaking Bad

On this latest episode, host Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth, our British correspondent Oliver Lyttelton, and later in the show by writer Cory Everett to talk about the recent "Breaking Bad" finale. But since we've already written about the episode, we try to dig deeper and do more than just recap the finale. Throughout the chat we spin off into other, grander topics involving television as well. How is the medium changing with streaming, binge watching and recaps on every site? Even though most people agree this is a golden age of television, there's still plenty of formulaic material and tired tropes found in even the best shows, "Breaking Bad" included. Warning, SPOILERS abound in this podcast so don't listen unless you've already seen the finale or don't care.

You can stream the podcast below, or download via iTunes. Make sure to subscribe on iTunes as well as rate and review the show there. If you enjoy these shows we do on The Playlist, perhaps you'll also enjoy Erik's other weekly podcast, Adjust Your Tracking. Please email adjustyourtracking@gmail.com if you'd like to connect. Thanks for listening! Make sure to sound off in the comments section below.

This article is related to: Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, Boardwalk Empire, Louie, Hannibal, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Freaks & Geeks, podcast


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