The Walking Dead Talk Through

Hosted ByBrian Meloche & Kyle McAdams & Laurence Todd

The Walking Dead Talk Through is an episode by episode discussion about all of the TV shows and movies within The Walking Dead Universe, based on the hit shows by AMC. In each episode, we talk about the character arcs and their interactions with other characters, the plot, and action of the episode, and make predictions on what will happen. Our listeners are very important to us, and your feedback is an essential part of this podcast. Hosts Brian Meloche, Kyle McAdams, and Laurence Todd want to thank you for listening!

FTWDTT 059 – Is Anybody Out There? (S5E8)

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FTWDTT 059 - Is Anybody Out There? (S5E8)

Talking Through Is Anybody Out There?

Kyle, Mark and I talk through Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 8, which is titled, Is Anybody Out There? This was written by co-executive producer Michael Alaimo, and directed by Michael E. Satrazemis.

We have a very important announcement!

After five years, we decided that we were ready to strike out on our own, and as a result, we are leaving the Golden Spiral Media network. We would like to thank Darrell for the opportunity to podcast with GSM over the last five years, and thank him for allowing us to take our podcasts with us. Going forward, the podcasts that we do will be a part of our new network, which is called Talk Through Media, and will consist of the following podcasts:

  1. The Walking Dead Talk Through and Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, hosted by Mark, Kyle (Fear only) and me;
  2. The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, hosted by Ruthie and me;
  3. A new podcast, The Star Trek: Picard Cast, hosted by Ruthie and me, coming soon!
  4. And… more podcasts to come!

We are excited to start our new endeavor, and we hope to have everything set up by the time we return in three weeks for the FTWD mid-season premiere! If you are listening to us via our TWDTT/FTWDTT feed on whatever podcast app you choose, you should be OK going forward. When we make the change, it should be transparent, and the feed should continue to work. However, if you don’t see an episode from us in about three weeks, several days after the mid-season premiere, then there might be an issue. If you listen to us via the website, the episodes will no longer appear here. Just go to and you will be redirected to the new location from there!

We have more feedback for last week’s episode… S5E8 coverage starts at 34:22…

Now that we have our announcement out of the way, we have to share more feedback we received for last week’s episode, S5E7 Still Standing. Discussion on last week’s episode starts at 34 minutes and 22 seconds into the podcast and ends at into the podcast.

A better episode!

It seems that most people agree that this episode was better than the last several episodes, although Kyle didn’t like it as much as Mark or I did.

Ratings went up!

Are you wondering about the ratings for S5E8 Is Anybody Out There? Well, they were up this week! got a 0.48 in the 18-49 demographic with 1.599 million viewers, which is up from the last week‘s all-time low of 0.34 and 1.393 million viewers. Talking Dead, on the other hand, after weeks of not being on, came back to what might be the lowest ratings of that show. It only got a 0.07 in the 18-49, with only 373,000 viewers.

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That’s it for Is Anybody Out There?

So Is Anybody Out There? We think so! We’ll be busy over the next three weeks getting our podcasts set up at their new home. We’ll post a link to them here once we have everything finalized. Please leave your feedback for the mid-season premiere for Fear the Walking Dead, Season 5 Episode 9, which is titled, Channel 4, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Check the Facebook group for any deadline changes. The best way to submit your feedback is on the Facebook group, via our current email address, or through our new feedback form.

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