the
episode ninja
podcast

We talk about the best episodes of your favorite TV shows. Chris and Dan like to argue about almost everything. Steve has insightful things to say and created the website episode.ninja. Justin hates TV, but he likes computers and trivia so he’s our producer and trivia master.

The Wire: Great Show or Greatest Show?

Dec 6, 2019

The guys discuss HBO’s iconic show, The Wire on this week’s episode. The big question that’s answered by the end of the show is whether or not this is the best TV show ever.

The Righteous Gemstones

Nov 8, 2019

Created by Danny McBride, HBO’s newest hit Righteous Gemstones quickly became a podcast-favorite between Chris, Dan, and Steve. Recently renewed for a second season, Righteous Gemstones follows the antics of the Gemstone televangelist family and their mega-church. This all-star cast includes John Goodman, Danny McBride, Adam DeVine, Edi Patterson and Walton Goggins — and the writing is just as good if not better than the cast. In this podcast, the guys discuss their favorite characters and moments, and we even have some music towards the end of the show!

Workaholics - Let's Get Weird

Oct 25, 2019

Three guys who used to work together (Chris, Dan and Steve) do a deep dive on Comedy Central’s Workaholics -- the show is about three guys who work together (Blake, Adam and Ders). While (unfortunately) we weren’t telemarketers who lived and partied together 24/7 like the Workaholics guys, we still had some good times and wound up with this podcast. Needless to say Workaholics isn’t very realistic when it comes to real-world post-college life, but it makes for one of our favorite shows.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: We Haven’t Even Begun to Peak

Oct 11, 2019

In the middle of their 14th season, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia ties ABC's The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series. So the Episode Ninja guys have a lot to talk about. We do a dive deep into our favorite characters, stand out moments, and we have the tough debate as to whether or not this iconic show has jumped the shark.

South Park - Smaller, Shorter, and Cut

Sep 13, 2019

Who doesn’t love South Park? The show has tackled the difficult task of staying timely, relevant, and hilariously crude for more than two decades. Join the guys in discussing their favorite characters and episodes of one of the greatest animated shows ever made.

Recorded live in Steve’s basement just outside of Chicago.

Curb Your Enthusiasm - PRETT-AY, PRETT-AY, PRETT-AY GOOD

Sep 6, 2019

Do YOU respect the wood? How awkward is too awkward? Those are just a couple of the many questions we answer on this week’s episode when we discuss Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. The guys were split on Curb - Dan and Chris love it, Steve not so much.

So Chris takes it into his own hands to convince Steve of Curb’s greatness by the end of the show (he even makes him a list of his own personal “best” episodes - wonder where he got that idea?). The only question left is whether or not Steve will keep watching?

The Office - An American Classic

Aug 30, 2019

From almost canceled to Netflix’s most streamed show, The Office is truly one of the greatest shows of all time. This week, the guys talk about the best and worst characters, our favorite episodes, and of course, our favorite quotes/memes that came from this show.

Chernobyl - Reactions to the explosive series

Aug 9, 2019

In this week’s episode, the guys discuss the HBO miniseries Chernobyl.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Aug 2, 2019

Recently revived by NBC, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an easy favorite for Steve, Dan, and Chris. The guys dig deep and talk about their favorite (and least favorite) storylines (spoiler: Dan’s not a fan of the Jake/Amy episodes), the best story arcs of the show, and whether or not Gina is a great character.

Veep

Jul 26, 2019

Is Veep one of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' best roles ever - including Seinfeld? Is Tony Hale basically just playing Buster Bluth 2.0? These are the tough questions we answer in this week’s episode of the Episode Ninja Podcast about the hilarious HBO series Veep.

How I Met Your Mother

Jul 19, 2019

The guys talk about their favorite How I Met Your Mother episodes, discuss different characters and how they feel about them (spoiler: Chris really likes Barney), and find out who wins the first trivia contest!

Introduction

Jul 12, 2019

Get the know the podcasters — Steve, Dan, Justin, & Chris — and find out why we decided to make the Episode Ninja Podcast. Hint: It had a lot to do with Steve creating the website episode.ninja plus a few too many drinks and discussions about our favorite TV shows.