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Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic are three American peasants who know nothing of royal life, but through weekly recaps of the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown maybe, just maybe, they might pick up a thing or two. It also bears mentioning that these plebs have no intention of digging any deeper into the history of the monarchy than what The Crown portrays, so no spoilers or fact checking please. This is an unofficial, unaffiliated podcast, and all views and opinions ...
 
The Crown After Show Podcast recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of Netflix's The Crown. Show Summary: Based on an award-winning play ("The Audience") by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI.
 
This novel introduces the characters Mike Jackson and Psmith, who are featured in several of Wodehouse’s later works. It shows how the two characters first met each other as teenagers at boarding school. As Psmith doesn’t appear until about halfway through this book, it was later released as two separate books, Mike at Wrykyn and Mike and Psmith. There’s lots of cricket, but you don’t need to understand the game to enjoy the antics of these public school boys as they "rag" each other and the ...
 
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Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, watch the 2005 film Whatever Love Means to try and get a deeper understanding of Charles' and Camilla's relationship, and about love in general. It turns out, love means giving yourselves couply nicknames based on old radio shows, getting married to other people, and …
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, attempt to supplement their experience watching The Other Boleyn Girl by watching the first half of the two-part mini-series Elizabeth I starring Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, and Hugh Dancy, directed by Tom Hooper. They quickly learn that someone in the prosthetics dep…
 
We're between seasons, which means it's time once again for some supplemental content! This time, Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, go farther back in royal history than they've ever gone before as they talk about The Other Boleyn Girl. The star power in this movie is overpowering, but where was Andre…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, convene on the Queen's birthday to recap The Crown Season 3, Episode 10: Cri de Coeur. After breaking down Helena Bonham Carter's For Your Consideration episode, they take a step back and evaluate Season 3 of The Crown overall. Is it possible that the third season neg…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 3, Episode 9: Imbroglio. Together, they break down a packed episode that includes a classic royal scheme, a princess taking after her father, and the return of Wallis Simpson. Plus. Ivan shares highlights from his trip to Scotland.…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 3, Episode 8: Dangling Man. Together, they mourn some on and off-screen losses of some favorite (and least favorite) characters, and they analyze the Charles/Camilla/Anne/Andrew quadruple situation that is happening. Plus, can you date someone w…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 3, Episode 7: Moondust. Together, they watch The Crown's depiction of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and the other one landing on the moon, and decide there's no way that Neil Armstrong came up with his famous line on his own. Also, what's up with…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 3, Episode 4: Bubbikins. Ivan begins the episode skeptical of the newsroom depiction based upon his own experience in a newsroom some years ago, and tries to turn that energy into discontinuing the Kinky Crown Award. Will he succeed?…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 3, Episode 3: Aberfan, which, according to the people on IMDb, is the best episode of television that The Crown has to offer. Unfortunately, it's such a downer that there may or may not be tangents involving grocery stores and aliens to try and …
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 3, Episode 2: Margaretology. They start off optimistic that that since this episode takes place in the United States, they might be a little more knowledgeable about what's going on. That optimism quickly fades.…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 3, Episode 1: Olding, and in the process meet a brand new cast of characters including Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, and Helena Bonham Carter. Oh, and Winston is back, too. Plus, a surprise Crown cameo from a former Kinky Crown Award winner!…
 
Happy Christmas everyone! Grab your KFC, your orange juice, and your headphones for a special holiday edition of Crowning Around! In this episode, Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about the 2021 biopic Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, with Timothy Spall, Sally Haw…
 
God save...the Queen's sister? In this episode, Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about the 2005 Channel 4 made-for-tv film The Queen's Sister, a film all about the life and times of Princess Margaret. In a movie from which Queen Elizabeth is largely absent, a perpetually old Philip s…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about the 2011 film W.E., written and directed by none other than Madonna! Turns out, Madonna has been doing some investigating into the royal family as well, and instead of a podcast has decided the best way to communicate her findings is through the…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 2, Episode 10: Mystery Man, and in doing so say goodbye to the first generation of actors from The Crown. Carlyn reveals the minimum amount of times an actor needs to appear on The Crown before she takes notice, and Ivan breaks down if Season 2 …
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 2, Episode 9: Paterfamilias. Philip gets bullied and needs therapy, but instead decides to put Charles through the same trauma. But hey, at least now we know that Charles actually exists in the show - as long as he doesn't end up lost in the woo…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 2, Episode 8: Dear Mrs. Kennedy. Just because this episode includes some famous Americans, don't expect them to be any more knowledgeable than usual. Who needs facts when Carlyn is ready to write some Liz/Jackie fan fic?…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 2, Episode 7: Matrimonium. The group is torn over whether or not this is a good episode, but can agree at least that it's good to get another Margaret-focused episode in the books, especially in what might be the kinkiest episode of The Crown to…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 2, Episode 6: Vergangenheit. Some uncomfortable news about David creates an awkward atmosphere, and the presence of Billy Graham does not make it better. Plus, outrage that The Crown has robbed us of what might have arguably been the best scene …
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 2, Episode 5: Marionettes. It's another episode of The Crown, another cameo from a Game of Thrones alum. Carlyn shares the recipe for a perfect toffee. Important questions are pondered like does the Queen need to shave? No stone is left unturned…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 2, Episode 3: Lisbon. Philip forgets how to utilize leverage in the most important negotiation of his life, and we finally get rid of our least favorite character, Mike - which also means that we lose our new favorite character, Eileen. Plus, is…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, recap The Crown Season 2, Episode 2: A Company of Men. Carlyn once again has a fan fiction idea, but swears she doesn't write real-life fan fiction. But seriously though, Eileen and that waitress? Power couple in the making, just saying. Come on, Eileen!…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, return from hiatus to talk about The Crown Season 2, Episode 1: Misadventure. Remember when a boat got stuck in the Suez Canal? Crazy times. And will Queen Elizabeth ever make the correct decision that we can respect? Plus, star jumps!…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about Julian Jarrold's 2015 film A Royal Night Out, starring Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett, and Emily Watson. Together, they break down all the bad accents, attempt to decode the confusing character motivations, and try to remem…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about the 2012 film Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray, Laura Linney, and Olivia Colman. Prepare to hear about all of your heroes in incredibly unflattering lights, as the three of them try to glean something from this truly wild film. From sen…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about the 2019 film Downton Abbey, based on a quasi-argument Sam and Ivan had several episodes ago. Sam and Carlyn have not seen even one episode of Downton Abbey before, and are going in with zero context. Ivan loves Downton Abbey and has seen the mo…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about the 2010 Best Picture Award Winner The King's Speech from director Tom Hooper. Was this movie really the best movie of 2010? Over a decade later, is it even the movie for which Tom Hooper will be remembered most? And how do the royal portrayals …
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about The Crown Season 1, Episode 10: Gloriana. Now that they've reached the end of Season 1, they're ready to dive into some topics that went unanswered in Season 1, like whether or not Peter should order a hit on his ex-wife to get around the divorc…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about The Crown Season 1, Episode 9: Assassins. Depending on who you are, this is either the Winston painting episode or the horses having sex episode, either way a strangely erotic exhibition for an episode of The Crown. We stan Aureole, though, so y…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about The Crown Season 1, Episode 8: Pride and Joy. They debate which of the Windsor women has the most impressive episode, largely failing to come to a consensus, but one thing that they can agree upon is that that statue looks absolutely nothing lik…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about The Crown Season 1, Episode 7: Scientia Potentia Est. The Queen feels dumb because she has little practical knowledge and all she can talk about are horses, so she hires Professor Hogg to just teach her general things. Meanwhile, the two oldest …
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about The Crown Season 1, Episode 6: Gelignite. Margaret and Peter's connection is finally brought to the forefront, yet somehow it's the palpable tension between Peter and Tommy that's really stealing the show. And what's the deal with the Soho lunch…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about The Crown Season 1, Episode 5: Smoke and Mirrors. For an episode all about Liz's coronation, it's pretty crazy that we don't really get that much of her perspective. However, if it's at the expense of David, his pug pillows, his poetry, his SAT …
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about The Crown Season 1, Episode 4: Act of God. They notice that this episode has some uncanny parallel's to today's society. They also begin to recognize the formula for a perfect episode of The Crown - there's a long series of tracking shots as inf…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about The Crown Season 1, Episode 3: Windsor. In this episode, they are introduced to David, the former King Edward VIII, and Ivan has done the work of adjusting his allowance for inflation so we all know what we're working with here. And again, how i…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about The Crown Season 1, Episode 2: Hyde Park Corner. Together, they ponder things you probably never thought about, like what if Elizabeth had chosen Margaret to be her queen name. Would Margaret have gotten jealous and resentful? She seems the type…
 
Sam Cheung, Carlyn Greenwald, and Ivan Vukovic, three regular everyday Americans, sit down to talk about The Crown Season 1, Episode 1: Wolferton Splash. Together, they ask the hard questions, for example why do the writers hate Philip? Why did they show us an orderly wrapping Bertie's black lung in some newspaper? And why does Winston Churchill ma…
 
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