American Gods

American Gods

Converting Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" from novel to TV show is no easy feat. With complex symbolism and a massive cast including Ian McShane and Crispin Glover, things will get hairy. That's why the American Gods podcast is here! Following on the heels of their hit "Westworld" podcast, the Shat on TV team works with the audience to explain old gods and new through interactive episodes and well-researched insights. Leave a Review - https://shatontv.com/american-gods-review Subscribe & Social Media - https://shatontv.com/subscribe-and-follow Website - https://shatontv.com/category/american-gods Email - mailto:hosts@shatontv.com Our Movies Podcast - http://shatthemovies.com

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December 8, 2016 14 mins

Converting Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" from novel to TV show is no easy feat. With complex symbolism and a massive cast including Ian McShane and Crispin Glover, things will get hairy. That's why the American Gods podcast is here! Following on the heels of their hit "Westworld" podcast, the Shat on TV team works with the audience to explain old gods and new through interactive episodes and well-researched insights.


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"American Gods" hits a home run with Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, but how does the rest of the cast stack up?

In this series preview, we discuss big names like Crispin Glover, Kristin Chenoweth, Corbin Bernsen, Orlando Jones and Gillian Anderson.

More importantly, we focus on the lesser-known actors — like Ricky Whittle and Emily Browning — upon whom the show's success will hinge.

"American Gods" debuts April 30 on Starz. Let us p...

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"American Gods" Episode 1 showered us in blood, dazzled us with Ian McShane and provided the first on-screen depiction of a man swallowed whole by a vagina (Big D thought it was sexy). What more do you want?

Someone, to help make sense of it all? We got you, Boo.

The action gripped us. The soundtrack, visual effects, and performances were better than most series' finales. Thus, we're willing to forgive a few inconsistencies and giv...

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In the first batch of "American Gods" listener mail, we uncover hidden Easter eggs, debate Bilquis' true nature, dig deeper into symbolism and discuss Neil Gaiman's obsession with hangings. Look for more listener mail every week on American Gods Confessional and write us some of your own at hosts@shatontv.com.


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American Gods Episode 2: "The Secret of Spoons" divided a growing audience and sparked debate over Orlando Jones' depiction of old god Anansi. And then there was Robbie's dick pic and the Space Boner.

This week's topics also include Gillian Anderson's portrayal of Media, Bilquis breaking the Fourth Wall, Shadow Moon's importance to the gods, and Czernobog's prolonged screen time.

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This week's American Gods fan mail focuses on the symbolism behind the gods, opinions on the Neil Gaiman book and the horrific nature of male anatomy. Long-time listener Jez Bell chimes in with some Easter eggs we all missed, and "Westworld Theorycast" host W. Axel Foley laments American Gods' repetitive formula of the blood, slow motion, high-speed film, blood and more blood.

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Another American Gods episode, another brace, and racy scene. Episode 3: Head Full of Snow brought us one of the most graphic gay scenes ever televised, but it was much more than that. We finally saw Ricky Whittle really shine as an actor. We saw, in the Anubis scene, how the gods interact with humans on an entirely different level. And we saw way more CGI than Gene could stomach.

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This week's American Gods viewer mail gets hella deep with some of our most thoughtful letters yet. We cover the unifying meaning behind Episode 3: Head Full of Snow, unravel some confusing narrative, and chip away at blank-slate Shadow Moon's true identity.

American Gods podcast listener Drew shares a gay man's perspective on the Salim/Ifrit sex scene, and Roger then shares a straight man's perspective on a gay man's perspective o...

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After three weeks of sticking closely to the Neil Gaiman novel, Starz' American Gods breaks free with Episode 4: Git Gone.

Was Laura Moon's shocking backstory the birth of a new kind of female TV character or just cheap gags and poor acting?


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If you're a fan of Laura Moon and American Gods Episode 4: Git Gone, you're not alone. This week's viewer mail reveals an audience delighted with Emily Browning's performance and American Gods going off-book.

Of course, there are some critics disgusted with Browning's performance. And we round out the show with some mind-blowing theories and Easter eggs from listener Jez Bell.

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Notice anything different about American Gods: Episode 5? We did.

"Lemon Scented You" was the first American Gods episode not written by showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. Instead, viewers got a taste of David Graziano's take on Neil Gaiman's universe. And it was a winner.

What was the opening CGI sequence all about? What does Mr. World represent? Why did Laura Moon's heart start beating? And was the arrest scene necessary...

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Hear viewer theories on the tree that ravaged the police station, Mr. World's endgame, Mr. Wednesday's master plan and what the hell the Nunyunnini scene was all about. It's all in this week's edition of American Gods: Confessional.

Also, Rog gets super political, and Gene reveals his religious upbringing.

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American Gods turns political with Episode 6: A Murder of Gods. Explore the symbolism of the border-crossing scene and the introduction of Vulcan, VA. What did Mr. Wednesday say to Shadow during his roadside surgery, and why did Laura Moon and Salim take Mad Sweeney to Indiana instead of Kentucky? We break it all down in this week's Deep Dive.


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The gloves are off, and the F-bombs are dropping after American Gods Episode 6: A Murder of Gods, with listeners clashing on the political vision of the show. Are these lightning-rod scenes giving us a better understanding of American Gods' message, or do they reflect an immature philosophy? Catch this quick episode, then share your opinions at hosts@shatontv.com.

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"American Gods" tried something different with Episode 7: A Prayer For Mad Sweeney. The Starz show stuck close to the Neil Gaiman novel, and it hugged a single narrative for the full hour. Discover what this episode revealed about the American Gods universe, why Emily Browning got so much screen time and the true identity of Mr. Ibis. 


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Listeners correct Gene and uncover the burning motif of American Gods Episode 7: A Prayer For Mad Sweeney. Roger returns to defend Emily Browning's honor, and the boys discuss how Hollywood loves a big head on a tiny body.

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You wanted a positive podcast? You got a positive podcast! American Gods' Season One finale, "Come To Jesus," gave us more of what we love about the show and answered a slew of questions. In this episode, we cover Bilquis' history, the strengths and weaknesses of different gods, Mr. Wednesday's vicious master plan, and ... the Iranian Revolution? Yes, you read that right.


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Bilquis, Bilquis, Bilquis and a dash of ODIIIIIIIIIN! This week's American Gods viewer mail, covering Episode 8: "Come to Jesus," features a bombshell theory about Shadow Moon's mother, insights on how sacrifices empower gods, thoughts on the season finale and even a letter from someone who quit watching after Episode 4.

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In this American Gods Season 1 Recap Episode, Rog & Gene review each of the main characters' story arcs while predicting where their narratives may take them in Season 2. The shatty duo also unlocks the Confessional Booth one last time to answer the most negative listener feedback from iTunes & YouTube. Finally, they wrap up the show with their announcement as to whether or not Shat on TV will be reviewing American Gods in 2018. 

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July 17, 2017 29 mins

Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere united our favorite characters and brought some lesser-knowns to the spotlight. We got one last chance to hate Walder Frey, one fresh chance to cringe at Ed Sheeran, and we learned to cheer for Euron Greyjoy (and his two good hands).

Listen to this quick-take Instacast and prepare for Tuesday Game of Thrones Deep Dive.

Also, holy crap, white walker giants.


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