Our Riverdale podcast celebrates the life and legacy of Luke Perry

R.I.P. Luke Perry. It’s been a tough week for many in the wake of such heartbreaking news, but Riverdale nobly marches on. And while Dial M For Maple dutifully recaps the fiery “Fire Walk With Me” (a surprisingly literal episode title), our podcast cedes much of its time to honor the life and legacy of the late, great…

Warring gangs run Riverdale, but is The Farm the show’s biggest threat?

Gangs are running amok in Riverdale—really, it’s hard to keep track—but it’s looking like the most dangerous group of all just might be The Farm. In this week’s Dial M For Maple, we dissect the countless threats of “Requiem For A Welterweight,” from the Gargoyles’ new junkie leader to Elio’s sharp cheekbones to (our…

Dial M For Maple goes "unplugged" to discuss Riverdale prequel novel The Day Before

Riverdale’s taking a few weeks off, so Dial M For Maple decided there was no better time to unplug, unwind, and cozy up to a book. But, as all regular listeners know, there’s always more to discuss, which is why we’re offering up a special “Book Club” edition of the podcast to dig into the official Riverdale prequel…

Riverdale feels like the good old days when its queer characters finally take the spotlight

After offering up musicals, heists, and flashback episodes, Riverdale finally gets back to basics to spend some time with its beloved secondary characters in the charming “Bizarrodale.” And while it’s nice to see more of Josie and Reggie, Dial M For Maple is especially thankful for meaty plot lines for the show’s…

This week's Riverdale goes heavy on noir, and Dial M For Maple is not complaining

Noir has been in the DNA of Riverdale since the beginning, so it should be no surprise that the noir-tastic “The Red Dahlia” is a blast—an episode that doubles down on whodunnits, double-crosses, and dames to kill for. This week, Dial M For Maple pieces the clues together to figure out where the show will go from…

Riverdale unmasks its Gargoyle King, but Dial M For Maple wonders if there's more to the story

After immediately brushing off last week’s cliffhanger, Riverdale tears through plot at a thrilling pace in “The Stranger.” The show reunites Betty with her father, tackles the Varchie/Veggie conundrum head on, and finally unmasks the Black Hood—and that’s only the first half of the episode! Hosts Marah and Cameron…

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…