Telling Another Season Of Big Little Lies

Eve Batey returns to talk about Meryl and the Monterey 5, plus a Bourdain Canon submission, ATX, and more!

We’re thrilled to welcome Eve back to the guest chair…but were we as thrilled to welcome Big Little Lies back into our primetime lives? We talked about Meryl Streep’s flawlessly passive-aggressive performance and loved Laura Dern because it’s a day ending in Y. After Tara reported on a Kit-Kat-jingle-related Tiny Triumph, Sarah joined her to capsule-review the ATX Festival before we went around the dial with Pose, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Black Mirror. Dan Cassino tasked us with assembling our own personal A-Teams as an Extra Credit, and everyone from Villanelle to Pam Poovey got in on the act. Then we took a tour of Senegal with FranΓ§oise’s lovely Canon presentation on behalf of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Kristen Bell is a winner, Linda Fairstein is a loser, and we all shared a bowl of alphabet soup in Game Time. Don’t get stuck in a hallway marching band: it’s an all-new Extra Hot Great.



  • Lead Topic πŸ€₯ Big Little Lies
  • Tiny Triumph πŸŽ‰ Tara’s Kit-Kat jingle gets a key RT
  • Around The Dial πŸ“Ί ATX Festival Report
  • Around The Dial πŸ’ƒ Pose
  • Around The Dial πŸ’„ RuPaul's Drag Race
  • Around The Dial πŸͺž Black Mirror
  • Extra Credit πŸ€‘ Your Own Personal A-Team
  • The Canon πŸ† Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown S07.E06: Senegal
  • Winner & Loser πŸ‘ Kristen Bell
  • Winner & Loser πŸ‘Ž Linda Fairstein
  • Game Time 🧠 ABC TV Trivia