Solving The Mystery Of Homecoming's Second Season

Episode 304,  May 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

We're welcoming Vanity Fair TV critic Sonia Soraiya to the guest chair to talk about the shorter, neater, Julia-Roberts-less-but-still-better second season of Amazon's Homecoming -- from sensible episode lengths to overacting extras to how TV has conditioned us to react to mystery shows. We went Around The Dial with Mrs. America, Run, Nadiya's Time To Eat, and a rare successful Zoom episode from Mystic Quest, before listener John rolled a 20-sided die on getting Community's D&D episode into the Canon. Vampires won, Skeet Ulrich lost, and one was the winningest number in a Pointless-inspired Game Time. Slap on a fake tattoo before you forget, and join us for an all-new Extra Hot Great!


👤 Sonia Saraiya


Lead Topic: 🫐 Homecoming

Around The Dial: 🙋‍♀️ Mrs. America

Around The Dial: 🚆 Run

Around The Dial: 🍽 Nadiya's Time To Eat

Around The Dial: ğŸŽ® Mythic Quest

The Canon: ğŸŽ² Community

Winner & Loser: 👍 What We Do In The Shadows

Winner & Loser: ğŸ‘Ž Riverdale Skeet Ulrich

Game Time: 🧠 Lowest Of The Low


🗒 Full episode notes can be found on the episode 304 page on

🐦 Sonia Saraiya on Twitter

🙋‍♀️ Sonia's Mrs. America review at

🫐 Tara's Homecoming review at Primetimer

💻 Sonia at

ğŸŽ§ The Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs podcast

🤔 The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show podcast