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... Show More

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American Gods' season two ended with "Moon Shadow," not what we typically expect from a season finale. There wasn't much resolution, heart-pounding action, or massive reveals. And we were left with more questions than answers: Is Mad Sweeney really dead? Why did Wednesday flee? How does the World Tree work? Does Salim own a different shirt?

The King Bee dives deep into Orson Welles' "War of The Wor... Read more

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Welp, we finally found a character we really liked, and Season 2 Episode 7 took him away. Will "American Gods" be able to fill the gap left by Sunday's shocking death? And will Odin ever be able to retrieve Gungnir? The King Bee has the answers.

Gene Lyons maps out the complex storytelling behind Mad Sweeney's three life tales: There Once Was a Girl, I Was A King, and Battling Balor. Find out how they fit ... Read more

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"American Gods" really strutted its stuff with Episode 6 of Season 2, going burlesque for the most entertaining installment of the series to date. Find out what set "Donar The Great" apart and get the history on American Gods' newest character, Columbia. 

The King Bee deep dives into the myriad mythical references made in Episode 6, and Gene highlights the moment American Gods finally made him laugh in... Read more

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"The Ways of The Dead" —episode 5 of American Gods' second season— tackled racism in America, showed us just how graphic STARZ is willing to get, and finally gave us the Laura Moon and Mad Sweeney sex scene we never knew we wanted.

Along the way, we were dragged through barrage of historical and mythical allusions, including:

  • the murder of William "Froggie James"
  • Arviss The Dwarf King Read more

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  • "The Greatest Story Ever Told" —episode 4 of American Gods' second season— was so different from previous episodes that we thought we'd tuned into the wrong show. The tone was different. The cast was different. And then we realized we might be witnessing the birth of a god for the first time.

    Things got downright explosive this week, as Technical Boy triggered some unexpected feels, listeners sent us some ... Read more

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    March 27, 2019 39 min

    "Munnin" —episode 3 of American Gods' second season— showed us Mr. Wednesday really is pulling the strings behind many of our favorite characters. It also showed us a different side of Ricky Whittle when Shadow Moon loosened up for juuuust a second. New Media finally arrived on the scene and wasn't quite what we expected. Then things got REALLY unexpected as she ... interfaced with the god of surveillance, Argus. Iktomi and Sam Bla... Read more

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    It's just a bit of fun! Magic is in the air as we record our loosest American Gods podcast yet. Gene gets the giggles. The King Bee gets WAY geeky about comic books, and listener Kenny P calls in with a choice voicemail. After the end credits, stay tuned for The King Bee's tale of Odin's eight-legged horse, Ol' Slippy. Season 2's second installment showed us "American Gods" still has a few tricks up its sleeve: Mr. Wednesday painti... Read more

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    "American Gods" returned with its second season, and we're pleasantly surprised! "House on The Rock" gave us a more coherent presentation, a more likable Laura Moon, and a spectacular look at its namesake roadside attraction. Pablo Schreiber, Ian McShane, Orlando Jones, and Emily Browning all are punching about their weight in this season premiere. And they need to, because Ricky Whittle's Shadow Moon is the weak link in the chain.... Read more

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    Missed Season 1 of "American Gods"? Curious about Season 2? Just need a refresher? The King Bee and Gene Lyons recap all eight episodes of the first season in short order as the world prepares for Starz' release of "American Gods" Season 2.  Learn which stars are coming back to the show, which are gone for good, and which new faces you can expect to see. Plus, explore the fascinating chaos that happened behind the scenes in the two... Read more

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    September 18, 2017 68 min

    Hungry for more Shat on TV? Here's an audio hors d'oeuvres you might enjoy. Straight from our Shat The Movies podcast, join Gene, Rog and Big D for an encore presentation of "Top Gun." Subscribe to Shat The Movies to hear a new '80s or '90s movie shat session each week. Subscribe & Social Media - http://shatthemovies.com/subscribe-and-follow "Top Gun" is the perfect time capsule for 1986, the only year where you could make a succes... Read more

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    July 17, 2017 29 min

    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. Leave a Review - https://shatontv.com/ga... Read more

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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.  R... Read more

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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. Read and respond to ALL the listener emails by clicking here.  Check out Jez's blog here: https://jezziebell.wor... Read more

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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. Leave a Review - https://shatontv.com/american-gods-review ... Read more

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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. Read and respond to ALL the listener emails by clicking here.  Check out Jez's blog here: https://jezziebell.wordpress.com/  Leave a Review - https://shatontv.com/american-gods-review Subscribe & Social Media - ... Read more

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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.  Leave a Review - https://shatontv.com/american-gods-review Subscribe & Social Media - https://sh... Read more

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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. Read and respond to ALL the listener emails by clicking here.  Check... Read more

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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. Leave a Review - https://shatontv.com/american-gods-review Subscribe & Social Media - ht... Read more

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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. Read and respond to ALL the listener emails by clicking here.  Check out Jez's blog here: https://jezziebell.wordpress.com/  ... Read more

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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... Read more

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