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The Americans Katie Irish

WTA 108- Katie Irish Interview

Season 6 of The Americans is finally here! What are the Jennings wearing? Katie Irish, Costume Designer for the show knows all! Katie returns to answer our questions about the costumes in Season 6, fashion in the 1980s, and more! And of course she answers your wardrobe questions!

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The Americans S6E1 Dead hand

WTA 107- Feedback For Dead Hand

And so it begins…the last Season of The Americans! What a debut for us this week – we jump back to the future three years and enter a world familiar yet changed. We check in with the gang – Stan & Dennis, Oleg, and of course the Jennings. Plus we have surprising returns including Claudia and Arkady! And things aren’t looking so hot for Philip and Elizabeth who have diverged over the interim. It took a plus-sized show to set us up and we get one in The Americans Season 6 Episode 1 “Dead Hand” which aired March 28, 2018. It was written by the showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, and was directed by Chris Long.

This is Episode 107 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments. Please check out Episode 106 to get the news and our episode breakdown and analysis.

With three years gone, there is so much history to cover, but first we take a moment to sneak into the theater and check out out the Oscar-winning Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears. That’s just before we head to DC and try to get a peak at the Washington Summit featuring Ronnie and Gorby! We wonder if Gorby can keep control of the Strategic Rocket Forces who have a tight grip on the Dead Hand, which is pretty much what Robert Bork will be playing soon thanks to the U.S. Senate. To calm us down, we turn up some Crowded House because we could swear we just saw a Soviet SS-20 outside the window! No doubt we will flee in our Camaro and alert the media with our awesome floor-mounted Car Phone! Then it’s time for more incredible feedback than we have ever gotten!

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The Americans FX

WTA 105- Seasons 4-6 Roundtable!

Tovarischi! The debut of the final season of The Americans is here at long last! Before we start our regular shows, we have finished our rewatch of the entire series and asked some of our long-term audio contributors to help us break down Seasons 4 and 5 and speculate about Season 6! Joining us this time are our friends and co-hosts Kathleen (aka alternakat), Roland, & Barb who help us go through themes. characters and major plot points from the first three seasons of our favorite show!

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Kelly AuCoin

WTA 104- Kelly AuCoin Interview

We are getting so close to the debut of the last season of The Americans, tovarischi! To prepare, we reached out to the man who gave us our first interview, our good friend Kelly AuCoin aka Pastor Tim! Kelly reveals nothing (don’t worry J’s!) about Season 6, and he does so in such entertaining fashion that you won’t mind a bit! Plus, he responds to your questions and comments and teases us a bit for his role as the nefarious Dollar Bill on Season 3 of Showtime’s “Billions”!

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The Americans Season 5 Rountable

WTA 103- Seasons 1-3 Roundtable!

Tovarischi! We are closing in on the debut of the final season of The Americans! So we started a rewatch of the entire series and asked some of our long-term audio contributors to help us break down Seasons 1-3! Joining us this time are our friends and co-hosts Kathleen (aka alternakat), Roland, & Chris who help us go through themes. characters and major plot points from the first three seasons of our favorite show!

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James Heinzen

WTA 102- James Heinzen Interview

This hiatus is unbearable tovarischi! To help tide you over we have a surprise for you: an interview with modern Russia scholar Professor James Heinzen from Rowan University! Jim talks with us about his background, how he got interested in the USSR, his time in the Soviet Union, and how amazingly realistic the portrayal of corruption is in the Oleg/Igor storyline in Moscow!

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The Americans Season 5 Rountable

WTA 101- Season 5 Roundtable!

Well, this season of The Americans generated so much chatter that we feel we must add to the noise! Who better than our crack panel of experts! We gather at the roundtable with our friends and co-hosts Kathleen (aka alternakat), Roland, Barb & Chris to break down fave moments, theories, music and scenes, plus the unfortunate demise of Hans (sorry Kathleen)!

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Kelly AuCoin The Americans

WTA 100- Kelly AuCoin Interview

Can you believe we turn 100 this week with The Americans, tovarischi? Us neither! Who better to celebrate this milestone with us than the man who started our interviewing adventures, our good friend Kelly AuCoin aka Pastor Tim! Kelly chats up Season 5, the latest on the Tims, his take on the show as a fan, and he talks a bit about some of his other projects, especially his work as Dollar Bill on Showtime’s “Billions”!

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The Soviet Division

WTA 99- Feedback for The Soviet Division

What a gripping ending to the penultimate season of The Americans! We start out with a bloody mess, get a beautiful moment in Moscow, check in with many of our characters, and wind up ever more tortured with Philip and Elizabeth and an uncertain future! This was all in Season 5 Episode 13 “The Soviet Division” which aired May 30, 2017. It was written by the showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, and was directed by Chris Long.

This is Episode 99 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments. Please check out Episode 98 to get the news and our episode breakdown and analysis.

Musical numbers pervade our history segment, as we sing along with the radio and the amazing Soviet songstress Alla Pugacheva, while laughing with President Reagan joking that we begin bombing the USSR in 5 minutes! We then head to the music room and pull out the old turntable, go to section E for some Elton John and put on our fave Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, followed by alt-rock sensations R.E.M. and their brooding So. Central Rain! Then we look for any info we can about The Soviet Division of the CIA and come up empty (darn spies!) so we go to our bookshelf for some good old James Michener and learn about Space! Then we pull out our walkie-talkie to check in with our operatives in the car outside our house! We are then ready to hear some wonderfully insightful feedback from everyone! Plus our friend Bob Connally shares a terrific article about the importance of the characters on The Americans!

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The World Council of Churches

WTA 97- Feedback for The World Council of Churches

It’s the penultimate episode of the penultimate season, so the J’s threw everything plus the kitchen sink at us! Oleg, the PGU, and the Burovs! Stan, Dennis and Sofia! Poor Pasha and Tuan! Paige, Henry, Philip and Elizabeth! Mischa and his unknown kind family! And the beloved Pastor Tim! Stay with us because there is so much going on in The Americans Season 5 Episode 12 “The World Council of Churches” which aired May 23, 2017. It was written by the showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, and was directed by Nicole Kassell.

This is Episode 97 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments. Please check out Episode 96 to get the news and our episode breakdown and analysis.

Once again we got so much history & tech we had to cull them to fit the show! We head over to The World Council of Churches, riding along the rails of the Baikal–Amur Mainline with our tovarisch Yuri Andropov & and his frenemy Viktor Grishin. Thank goodness KITT and Knight Rider are waiting at the train station to take us to the store to use all the cool coupons we have been hoarding! Then it’s time for more feedback and crazy cool theories than we have ever heard!

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