Riverdale says, "Willkommen!" to 2019 with Cabaret acts and bear attacks

With its first episode of 2019, Riverdale slinks into the new year like a feline-masked cat burglar quietly hunting for a Glamourgé Egg. The town quarantine is five weeks in the past, and everyone is adjusting to a life thrown out of balance—the Serpents are out of work, the Cooper household is now a makeshift…

With a crazy mid-season finale, Riverdale closes out the year on a high note

Riverdale’s mid-season finale feels so epic it’s “practically biblical,” as Hiram would put it. But beyond that, it’s a ton of fun, thanks largely to a visit to The Jones Yard and a much-needed injection of Cheryl Bombshell. In this week’s Dial M For Maple, Marah has suspicions about Gladys Jones, and Cameron ties it…

Everyone's losing it on a Fizzy Rock-fueled Riverdale

Riverdale’s “core four” may be scattered to the wind, but that doesn’t stop Hiram Lodge from making all of their lives more complicated. The titular “Man In Black” is the connective tissue of a particularly loopy Riverdale, which sees Archie fantasizing about farm life, Veronica downing virgin martinis, and Betty…

What do Riverdale's parents know about The Gargoyle King? Dial M For Maple has theories

Parents! What’s the matter with parents today? When they’re not busy handcuffing their kids to a fridge, or shipping them off to the Sisters Of Quiet Mercy, the moms and dads of Riverdale seem to be up to some pretty shady stuff lately. In this week’s Dial M For Maple, hosts Marah and Cameron recap “Manhunter,” which…

"All we heard was 'swamp goth'": How Riverdale's composers set the mood for season three

Ever since Archie first picked up his guitar, Riverdale’s musical performances have been a hot topic of discussion on Dial M For Maple, but it’s time to settle the “score”: Composers Sherri Chung and Blake Neely are the show’s symphonic secret weapons. Last week, hosts Marah and Cameron were lucky enough to sit down…

Save The Red Paladin, Save The World: Debriefing after Riverdale's big heist

A heist is afoot! In an homage to crime capers, this week’s Riverdale assembles the team to bust Archie out of prison, and it feels like the show firing on all cylinders. There are wigs, and abs, and motorcycle chases, and over-the-top Jughead narration—what more could you want? After Dial M For Maple debriefs the…

A long-awaited Riverdale flashback leaves Dial M For Maple with more questions than answers

Dial M For Maple has been dreaming of a Riverdale flashback episode since the early days of the podcast, and the show has finally delivered with “The Midnight Club.” But does this throwback get swallowed by the hype, or can it be saved by the bell? Hosts Marah and Cameron discuss their favorite…

A twisted episode of Riverdale has got Dial M For Maple drinking the Kool-Aid

Two episodes in, Riverdale’s third season is already off the deep end, and the show is all the better for it. In this week’s Dial M For Maple, hosts Marah and Cameron discuss satanic board games, speculate the dark shared past of the parents, and extol the triumphs and defeats, the epic highs and lows of high school…

Who is the Gargoyle King? Dial M For Maple explores the mysteries of Riverdale's new season

After a loaded sophomore season that unmasked the Black Hood next door and sent the town to the brink of civil war on multiple occasions, how does Riverdale kick off season three? With some sweaty courtroom drama, of course! But while Archie’s on trial for murder, Dial M For Maple would like to take him to court for…

Our Riverdale podcast, Dial M For Maple, returns to preview the show's third season

Tie up that ponytail high because Riverdale’s third season is just around the corner, and our recap podcast, Dial M For Maple, is celebrating with a return to form. Hosts Marah Eakin and Cameron Scheetz are back and eager to catch up on all of the Riverdale news you may have missed over the summer. They’ll recap the…

Along came Polly: Dial M For Maple interviews Riverdales Tiera Skovbye

It’s been a long, hot, Riverdale-less summer, but Dial M For Maple is here with a special treat: an interview with Tiera Skovbye, a.k.a. the mysterious Polly Cooper. While on a press tour for her new movie, Summer Of ’84, Tiera jumped on the phone with host Cameron Scheetz to discuss the future of the Cooper clan, the…

Our Riverdale podcast makes its bones with the show's wild second season

With “Brave New World,” Riverdale’s second season puts on its red leather jacket and rides off into the sunset. And, for once, all looks hunk-dory—until it doesn’t! Though our favorite “meddling friends” wrap things up on peaceful terms, trouble is a’brewing in the form of Riverdale’s own League Of Doom, which has

Chaos reigns! Dial M For Maple wonders what’s next for a Riverdale under siege

Murder! Mayhem! Small Fry! All hell breaks loose on this week’s Riverdale, season two’s thrilling penultimate episode. Yes, it’s “Judgment Night,” folks, and everyone’s got tough decisions to make: Will Jughead play martyr? Can Betty bear to sit through her dad’s weird home movies? What color cape should Cheryl wear…

With Riverdale on the brink of a civil war, Dial M For Maple draws its battle lines

As Riverdale reaches its season-two endgame, we were tempted to call this episode “the calm before the storm,” but then we remembered that “Shadow Of A Doubt” includes a scene where the Black Hood raises hell at Fred and Hermione’s mayoral debate. That this week’s tense episode feels quiet in comparison is proof that…

Who’s that Chic? A bleak Riverdale leaves Dial M For Maple on edge

It’s dark, dark days on Riverdale in an episode that starts with a cheerleading squad in mourning, and ends with Betty’s realization that the Black Hood could be closer than she ever imagined. Dial M For Maple tries to find the levity in it all, but then that “Lollipop” ringtone brings us back to frightening reality.…

Dial M For Maple gives a standing ovation to Riverdale’s take on Carrie: The Musical

A musical episode chock-full of showstoppers, emotional reconciliations, and a proper whodunnit? What did we do to deserve you, Riverdale? On this week’s Dial M For Maple, Marah and Cameron have nearly lost their voices after singing along with—and screaming at—Riverdale High’s Carrie: The Musical, but they manage to…

Dial M For Maple seeks justice for Nana Rose after a jarring episode of Riverdale

Is Archie becoming the villain of his own show? Riverdale seems to be drawing its lines in the sand with not one, but two different “political” races heating up. Marah and Cameron know who they’d endorse, but, frankly, Dial M For Maple has bigger fish to fry. Namely, the shenanigans at the Blossom estate, which leaves…

The curse of the Blossom twins: Dial M For Maple chats last night's Riverdale

On this week’s Riverdale, there will be blood! Or will there? There will, it turns out, even if Marah needs to remind Cameron that he saw it. And that’s why Dial M For Maple is here: To help you keep track of every drop. It’s an episode full of table-turning and double-crossing, and that’s before the arrival of some…