This week, Alex and Wesley finish their conversations about Mr. Robot and Show Me a Hero. (Wesley drops a secondhand theory about who might actually be who.) Then it’s on to Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, a new documentary about the Apple founder’s dark side. It’s done damningly enough to make you reconsider your Apple products. They wrap up with some thoughts about the Weeknd’s new album, The Beauty Behind the Madness, an underwhelming batch of songs that could also have been titled The Man in the Machine.
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Here are links to topics discussed in this week’s show.
Mr. Robot and Show Me a Hero
“‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’: ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail on the Show’s First Season,” Grantland, September 3, 2015
“Domo Arigato, ‘Mr. Robot’: A Great Finale for the Show of the Summer,” Grantland, September 2, 2015
“Show Me a Boss: The Use of Bruce Springsteen in ‘Show Me a Hero,’” Grantland, August 26, 2015
“Mr. Robot’ Oh!: USA’s Promising New Series Is the Latest Entry in a Great Summer TV Season,” Grantland, July 2, 2015
“WTFsociety: A Spoiler-tastic ‘Mr. Robot’ Investigation,” Grantland, August 14, 2015
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, official site, 2015
“For better or worse, he tamed technology,” Boston Globe, October 7, 2011
Beauty Behind the Madness
“He Wants You to Want Him: The Weeknd Chases Mainstream Stardom, Among Other Things,” Grantland, August 28, 2015
Jam of the Week
“Don’t Disturb This Groove,” The System, 1987