Show Notes for Episode 335, “For Those That Follow”


  • Intro / Banter (00:00 – 23:09)
  • Main Topic NON-SPOILERS (23:09 – 49:41)
  • Main Topic SPOILERS (49:41 – 2:10:38)
  • Outro / Next Week (2:10:38 – 2:14:45)


  1. “Let’s Talk About the Ending of ‘Annihilation’” by Emily Yoshida, Vulture
  2. “The Horrible, Beautiful Sound Of ‘Annihilation’” by Jonathan Ross,
  3. “‘Annihilation’ is the most thoughtful science fiction movie since ‘Arrival’” by Tasha Robinson, The Verge
  4. “‘Annihilation’ Review” by Brian Tallerico,
  5. “How ‘Annihilation’ Designed Its Unnatural Horrors” by Abraham Riesman, Vulture
  6. “‘Annihilation’: How the Movie Differs From the Book It’s Based On (and Why It’s Better)” by Michael Nordine, IndieWire
  7. “‘Annihilation’ Explained: Unpacking Alex Garland’s Brilliant, Trippy Sci-Fi Horror Film” by Matt Goldberg,
  8. “Annihilation’s Alex Garland on sticking up for brainy sci-fi” by Peter Howell, The Star
  9. “‘Annihilation’ is a gorgeous movie that went terribly wrong” by Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica
  10. “‘Annihilation’: A Beautiful Heap of Nonsense” by Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
  11. “How Mad Should I Be About the Whitewashing in Annihilation?” by E. Alex Jung, Vulture
  12. “‘Annihilation’ and ‘Ex Machina’ director Alex Garland on using sci-fi to explore self-destruction” by Bryan Bishop, The Verge
  13. “13 Movies to Watch After ‘Annihilation” by Lindsey Romain, Nerdist
  14. “Why Won’t Critics Let Natalie Portman Grow Up?” by Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture


  1. “Helplessly Hoping” by Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)