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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“Reload” and “Triple Point”

Submitted for your approval: Redefining “We.” Determining who the “real” enemy is. Space Con on the Rocinante. The Mustache-twirlers of the Cosmos. Just WHO would make DR. STRICKLAND their commercial spokesmodel? And where’s that Prax-watching-FRIENDS crossover fanvid Kayti’s been looking for?

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt


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13

“IFF” and “Assured Destruction”

As the war between Earth and Mars intensifies, we ask what kind of leader is Secretary General Gillis, and do we need air quotes around “leader”? Who would win in a fight, Amos or Bobbie? Does ANYONE win when Chrisjen and Naomi face off? (The viewer!)

Jen Burt, Kayti Burt and Warren Frey


12

“Caliban’s War” and “Fight or Flight”

Our intrepid podcasters generate a truly ludicrous number of multi-camera sitcom Expanse spinoffs, and the Arboghast mirrors reality as brief encounters with Adam Savage are related in both. Plus, oh yeah, we’re only talking about the Season 2 finale AND the Season 3 premiere. Pound for pound, you won’t find a better value in Expanse rewatch podcast episodes this week.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt


11

“Here There Be Dragons” and “The Monster and the Rocket”

Bobbie seeks political asylum on Earth and joins up with Chrisjen and Cotyar. We could watch a whole show of these three eating finger sandwiches and swearing. Naomi attempts to save as many people as possible from a dying Ganymede while James “Ahab” Holden hunts the Protomolecule Man. And Kayti Burt asks the REALLY pressing question: “Who cares about the Arboghast, anyway?”

Kayti Burt, Chip Sudderth and Jen Burt


10

“The Weeping Somnambulist” and “Cascade”

Listen. It’s hard enough to SAY “somnambulist.” But then you have to TYPE it. REPEATEDLY.

Oh, and Gunny sees the ocean.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt


9

“The Seventh Man” and “Pyre”

The whole system seems on the verge of chaos, but no one knows which way it will fall. We meet Prax, get annoyed by Diogo again, see Naomi and James use the “L” word while at least ONE of them promises “no more secrets,” and we get a crash course in Belter politics delivered by the formidible Anderson Dawes. Oh, yeah, and we find out that Alex’s superpower is pissing off people who have Seen Some Stuff.

Jen Burt and Chip Sudderth


8

“Home” and “Paradigm Shift”

Midway through Season 2, The Expanse finally makes it through all of the events featured in Book #1, Leviathan Wakes. We can’t imagine not having had Chrisjen around this whole time, so: good job, show! Not so sure about that Epstein vignette, though. Or the scene that ties up Miller and Julie’s storylines. What can we say? Our podcast contains multitudes.

Jen Burt, Kayti Burt and Warren Frey


7

“Static” and “Godspeed”

Miller faces the consequences for summarily executing the protomolecule scientist—by convincing Fred Johnson to hijack the Mormons’ generation ship to destroy Eros. Miller has a definitely interesting career arc these days. Meanwhile, Holden emotes a lot, Amos’s lack of emoting pays off huge dividends, and everyone finds out in the end that you just Can’t Stop the Rock, with apologies to Apollo 440.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt


6

“Safe” and “Doors and Corners”

Season two begins with new cast members, new relationships, near-murder, murder-murder, spycraft, subterfuge, and Diogo. Again.

Chip Sudderth, Warren Frey, Kayti Burt and Jen Burt


5

“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


4

“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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