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A recap podcast about the HBO original series Succession.
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HBO's Succession is one of the most compelling shows on television and it's returning for a second season on August 11th! Together, David Chen (the /Filmcast, A Cast of Kings) and Tara Ariano (Extra Hot Great, Again With This: Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place) want to create a 30-minute recap podcast, "The Sweet Smell of Succession," to discuss and react to the show each week.

For those who aren't aware, Succession chronicles the power moves of the Roy family and their patriarch, Logan Roy. Logan is the founder of a a gigantic media conglomerate called Waystar Royco which has generated obscene wealth not just for himself, but for his four children. While they each defend against outsiders that would threaten to infiltrate their circle, they must also contend with their biggest obstacle: each other. 

Succession's portrait of the Roy family is funny, biting, tragic, and heartbreaking. It offers so much fodder for discussion and we'd love to dive into it with you each week. In fact, you can already listen to our first episode where we recap season 1 at You can also subscribe to the show today!

If this Kickstarter reaches its goal, we will do one 30-minute recap episode for every episode of the Season 2 of Succession. Podcast episodes will be free for everyone to download and enjoy at

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Risks and challenges

Collectively, David and Tara have been commenting on film/TV for decades and have produced many podcasts -- David as part of the Slashfilmcast and A Cast of Kings, Tara as a co-founder of Television Without PIty. That said, their opinions about the show may not match your own. If the quality of the show goes down in their estimation, the podcast will reflect that.

Regarding scheduling: We will aim to deliver every episode as soon as possible after each episode of Succession airs but occasionally we may be slightly late.

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