Never seen THE EXPANSE before and want to get in on the ground floor? Ready for a rewatch in anticipation of the fourth season’s debut in December? Let some long-time podcasters, pop-culture journalists and Doctor Who fans join you as we visit—or revisit—The Expanse.

Podcast artwork by Antony Johnston; podcast theme by Shahid Kamal Ahmad.

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“Critical Mass” and “Leviathan Wakes”

The first season is already over! We have a name for our pain, and that name is “protomolecule”—as The Expanse takes a turn from conspiracy thriller to straight-on horror. Meanwhile, the nature of the conspiracy—or at least the players behind it—is laid bare, and Holden and Miller become buddy cops, except that they’re neither buddies nor cops, but they are irradiated, so…twinsies?

Jen Burt, Kayti Burt and Chip Sudderth


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“Windmills” and “Salvage”

Many Meetings! Plotlines and characters converge! Holden tries on a “tough guy” demeanor; it doesn’t fit too well. Amos and Joe Just Are. Chrisjen Avasarala encounters Elise Holden and it’s anything but your traditional Mommy Meetup—but Chrisjen knows how to rock a cape, so it’s all good. And did we mention plotlines and characters converge? The tone for the next two years of The Expanse is set…right…here.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt


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“Back to the Butcher” and “Rock Bottom”

Backstory, backstory, backstory! The conspiracy becomes more evident—at least to Joe Miller. Pity he’s kind of a jerk! What kind of housewarming gifts do you give to the new owners of a Martian corvette? Naming rights? MORE COFFEE?

Jen Burt, Kayti Burt and Chip Sudderth


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“Remember the Cant” and “CQB”

DEBATE: Which of our detectives on Ceres is becoming an interesting character, and does that mean decreased job security and/or lifespan? Is James Holden becoming James Holden, or is he just Forrest Gump? We get to know what increasingly resembles a core group of characters, and a Legitimate Salvage is properly salvaged.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt


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“Dulcinea” and “The Big Empty”

Our three-season rewatch of THE EXPANSE begins! Do our lead characters resemble the characters they will become three years from now? Who should be the captain anyway? How do we feel about Detective Joe Miller? What about Amos’s get-to-know-me conversational acumen? Have a listen and enjoy—but jump off at the spoiler break at 39:30 if you’re watching for the first time!

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt


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Coming Soon: A Legitimate Salvage

Coming soon to The Incomparable Network, four Doctor Who nerds embark on a tour of Mars, the Belt, and Earth for a rewatch of their second favorite thing in the universe(*), The Expanse. Each podcast will cover two episodes of The Expanse all the way up to the season four debut in December.

(*) The Expanse may not in fact be their collective second favorite thing in the universe but hey look, now we sneaked in a Babylon 5 reference as well.

Chip Sudderth


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