The Americans 512

This is episode 512 of The Americans, “The World Council of Churches”. Philip and Elizabeth track down Nazi’s while Henry tours the FBI. Listen to Tribalrant’s http://www.westcoastproject.com/Media/the_americans_512.m4a Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:23:29 — 77.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 511

This is episode 511 of The Americans, “Dyatkovo”. Philip and Elizabeth track down Nazi’s while Henry tours the FBI. Listen to Tribalrant’s Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:33:05 — 86.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 510

This is episode 510 of The Americans, “Darkroom”. Paige gets more spy experience and things start to look bad for Pastor Tim’s family. Bauhaus on YouTube Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:29:18 — 83.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 509

This is episode 509 of The Americans, “IHOP”. Oleg feels the heat from his superiors and Philip and Elizabeth consider letting Henry go away to school. Thanks to Mike and Michelle at Tribalrant for sharing their air time with me this week. Tribalrant Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:25:40 — 79.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android |…

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The Americans 507

This is episode 507 of The Americans, “The Committee on Human Rights”. Gabriel leaves for Russia with the super-wheat. Stan learns that his plan to protect Oleg has worked, with perhaps ominous repercussions. Read Jamie’s Podcast: Download (Duration: 59:58 — 55.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 506

This is episode 506 of The Americans, “Crossbreed”. Gabriel makes plans to retire back to the USSR. Oleg shuts down the criminal distribution network. Philip and Elizabeth introduce Paige to Gabriel. Peter Gabriel singing Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:03:17 — 58.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 505

This is episode 505 of The Americans, “Lotus 123”. Philip and Elizabeth learn that Henry is a math genius and the wheat scientists aren’t so bad after all. The Rolling Stones singing Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:16:07 — 70.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 504

This is episode 504 of The Americans, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”. Philip and Elizabeth honeypot their way through Kansas, Stan offers up secret support for Oleg, Henry tosses his toast. Jackson Browne singing Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:16:44 — 71.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 503

This is episode 503 of The Americans, “The Midges”. They’re on the road again, this time to Oklahoma, with a bonus drive-by of Martha. Bill Murray in Lost In Translation singing Roxy Music’s Podcast: Download (Duration: 58:18 — 54.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 502

This is episode 502 of The Americans, “Pests”. The Jennings investigate manipulations to the wheat crop. Stan has a new girlfriend and tries to reconnect with Oleg. Please rate us and comment in iTunes. If you want to connect and become a part of our WestCoastProject “The Americans” podcast, email us, check us out on…

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The Americans 501

This is episode 501 of The Americans, “Amber Waves”. Season 5 starts with The Jennings posing as a new family with a Vietnamese son. Their job is to connect to another family recently defected from Russia. Please rate us and comment in iTunes. If you want to connect and become a part of our WestCoastProject…

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The Americans 413

This is episode 413 of The Americans, “Persona Non Grata”. Season 4 ends with Gabriel and the Jennings wondering what happened to William, Misha plans to come to the USA, Arkaday and Oleg head back home and Stan anticipates a wedding. Watch the Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:15:12 — 69.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android |…

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The Americans 412

This is episode 412 of The Americans, “A Roy Rogers in Franconia”. The penultimate episode shows William’s fear about the new bio-agent, Matthew getting closer to Paige and the mail robot giving up its secrets. Watch Neil Halloran’s amazing graphic depicting Russian casualties in Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:01:09 — 56.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android…

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The Americans 411

This is episode 411 of The Americans, “Dinner for Seven”. Elizabeth puts her play against Don into action. The tell-all tape gets referenced multiple times, Stan reveals his angst and Paige witnesses her ninja mom in action. Check out Alan Sepinwall’s insightful Hitfix review of “Dinner for Seven” Please rate us and comment in iTunes.…

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The Americans 410

This is episode 410 of The Americans, “Munchkins”. FBI Mail Robot joins the podcast to reflect on the passing of his old boss. Please rate us and comment in iTunes. If you want to connect and become a part of our WestCoastProject “The Americans” podcast, email us, check us out on Instagram & Facebook. Mike…

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Fail Safe Movie Review

This is our review of the Sidney Lumet movie, “Fail Safe”. We team up with our friends Mike and Michelle at Tribalrant to discuss the movie’s themes of technology and nuclear war. Check out Tribalrant’s Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01:00 — 112.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 409

This is episode 409 of The Americans, “The Day After”. Nuclear conflict averted, but maybe not in the Don/Young-Hee family. William rallies and gets info about a new virus. He may soon be into Level 4 thanks to Elizabeth’s maneuvers with Young-Hee’s husband Don. Read about Edward Hume’s Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:21:59 — 76.2MB) |…

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The Americans 408

This is episode 408 of The Americans, “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears”. The show advances 7 months. The pressure is off Philip and Elizabeth and right on to Paige? Watch David Copperfield Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:27:16 — 81.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 407

This is episode 407 of The Americans, “Travel Agents”. Martha and the rat need to travel. Whether or not they’ll be doing that together is the big question. Please rate us and comment in iTunes. If you want to connect and become a part of our WestCoastProject “The Americans” podcast, email us, check us out…

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The Americans 406

This is episode 406 of The Americans, “The Rat”. Martha is on the loose after hearing that Clark/Philip works for the KGB and that Jennifer/Elizabeth is not his sister. Last week we discussed the Queen/Bowie song “Under Pressure”. It was originally supposed to be a Dire Straits song that I mistakenly thought was Romeo and…

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The Americans 405

This is episode 405 of The Americans, “Clark’s Place”. Goodbye to Yevgeny and Nina, (and probably Martha and Tim soon too). Please rate us and comment in iTunes. If you want to connect and become a part of our WestCoastProject “The Americans” podcast, email us, check us out on Instagram & Facebook. Mike @scathingtweets Jamie…

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The Americans 404

This is episode 404 of The Americans, “Chloramphenicol”. This episode needs no show notes, only Dorothy Moore’s “Misty Blue”: Oh, it’s been such a long, long time, Looks like I get you off my mind, Oh, but I can’t, Just the thought of you, Turns my whole world, A misty blue. Just the mention of…

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The Americans 403

This is episode 403 of The Americans, “Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow”. Who is the real Pastor Tim? Oh, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, why have you entangled us so? Please Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:27:02 — 80.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Americans 402

This is episode 402 of The Americans, “Pastor Tim”. Philip struggles to get the pathogen sent back to Russia. He and Elizabeth use EST skills to share some secrets. Nina tries to help Anton and Stan searches for friendship among Oleg and Henry. Pastor Tim’s cabin is ready for future action. Please Podcast: Download (Duration:…

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The Americans 401

This is episode 401, “Glanders” of The Americans. The Jennings pursue a vial of an infectious disease agent, but honesty seems to be the real theme of this episode. EST tells us that truth is the only way to progress in life. Paige struggles with it, Gabriel feels deceived, Martha needs details of Gene’s murder,…

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The Americans 313 “March 8, 1983”

This is episode 313 of The Americans, “March 8, 1983”. The FBI Mail Robot joins us for the Season 3 finale. Robot is happy to see Martha survive, although we don’t know for how long. Paige and Elizabeth see Mamochka for the final time in West Berlin. Paige finally reveals the truth on the phone…

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The Americans 312 “I Am Abassin Zadran”

This is episode 312 of The Americans, “I Am Abassin Zadran”. This episode spans topics from Afghani warrior philosophy to travel plans for Paige, to a forlorn Martha seeking a way out of her terrible spy mess. Meanwhile, Stan busts Aderholt’s inquisitive ass. Here is

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The Americans 311 “One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov”

This is episode 311 of The Americans, “One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov”. Paige wants more answers, Elizabeth endures a mysterious honey trap and Martha fields questions from Taffet. Back in Russia, Nina works her way closer to Baklanov and Oleg and Tatiana read transcripts recovered from the mail robot. Read Holly Taylor’s

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The Americans 310 “Stingers”

This is episode 10 of The Americans “Stingers”. Paige finally gets some real answers and the Jennings are forced to trust her with their secret. Holly Taylor rocks it with superb acting skills. Stan gets grilled by Taffet and realizes he may know Martha’s secret, later he teaches Henry about Strat-O-Matic. Zinaida drops a note…

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The Americans 308 “Divestment”

This is episode 8 of The Americans “Divestment”. The story pushes the limits of cruelty when Ncgobo gives Venter a vicious death of fire. Todd escapes for the moment when he is granted an unusual half-measure. Nina continues to work her way out of trouble by agreeing to seduce Baklanov, while Martha sinks deeper into…

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The Americans 307 “Walter Taffett”

This is episode 7 of The Americans “Walter Taffett”. The episode title reveals much, as things cannot continue status quo. In typical Americans fashion, those “things” are relationships more than spy plots. Walter Taffett is brought in as the internal investigator to explore the listening device found in Gaad’s pen. This all started by the…

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The Americans 306 “Born Again”

This is episode 6 of The Americans “Born Again”. This episode opens with Philip trying to encourage Paige to stand up for herself, then closes with Elizabeth giving her similar encouragement. Both conversations leave Paige confused about their true meanings. Thankfully, Paige and Kimmy are allowed their innocence for at least another week. You can…

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The Americans 305 “Salang Pass”

This is episode 5 of The Americans “Salang Pass”. Just when it seems Philip’s life could not get any harder or more complicated we get Salang Pass. He is in a fake marriage that seems to have become real, a fake marriage that still is fake, and a tense relationship with a 15 year old…

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The Americans 304 “Dimebag”

This is episode 4 of The Americans “Dimebag”. This episode slows way down from the action we’ve seen in earlier episodes. Paige’s birthday comes with interesting gifts and guests. Truths are told in deceptive contexts, leaving the characters and us as viewers in delicious mystery. Philip and Elizabeth remain sharply divided on Paige, even as…

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The Americans 303 “Open House”

This is episode 3 of The Americans “Open House”. Philip and Elizabeth continue to struggle with their differences but are reminded of their need for one another. Philip removes her broken tooth in an oddly intimate scene that graphically reminds us of how they care for each other. They find a way to infiltrate the…

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The Americans 302 “Baggage”

This is episode 2 “Baggage” of season 3 of The Americans. Philip helps Yousaf dispose of Annelise’s body. Paige questions the soundness of her parent’s marriage with Philip constantly away at night. We see Nina in her Russian jail cell, Oleg’s father visiting her, and Oleg and Stan’s confrontation about their feelings over her. In…

The Americans 301 EST Men

This is episode 1 “EST Men” of season 3 of The Americans. Like season 2, this one starts fast and finishes with us wanting more. We lose Brezhnev and Annalise, gain Gabriel, Tatiana and Hans, all while Martha gets better with her Ladysmith. Please

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The Americans 300 Season 3 Preview

The Americans 300 Preview. This is the preview episode for season 3. To set the scene for what’s to come in the new season of “The Americans” we talk about Holly Taylor’s role as Paige. Paige seems to be the key figure in the beginning of this phase of the show. Will Philip and Elizabeth…

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The Americans 213 Echo

The Americans 213 “Echo”. This is the final episode of the second season. The episode closes with Nina on her way back to Russia, Philip and Elizabeth pondering the future spy career of Paige, and Jared admitting the murder of his family. Stan and Oleg remain true to their respective nations. The next generation of…

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The Americans 101 Pilot

The Americans 101 “Pilot”. This is the 90 minute pilot episode of The Americans. The episode starts with an awesome ten minutes of pulsing action, introduces us to principal characters, then leaves us wanting more. If you want to connect and become a part of our WestCoastProject “The Americans” podcast, email us, check us out on  Instagram, Facebook,…

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