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X-Files Retrospective Podcast

X-Files Retrospective Podcast

By Blaine Dowler
A look back at every episode of "The X-Files," both movies, the spinoff, and the parodies.
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The Lone Gunmen: Maximum Byers (1x08)

X-Files Retrospective Podcast

The Lone Gunmen: Maximum Byers (1x08)

X-Files Retrospective Podcast

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Vienen (8x18)
Mulder and Doggett are trapped on an oil rig with the alien virus.
11:05
September 29, 2020
The Lone Gunmen: Tango de los Pisteleros (1x10)
The Lone Gunmen can help stop DOD secrets from getting smuggled out of the country, if they let Yves kill Langly...
08:41
September 15, 2020
Empedocles (8x17)
Agent Reyes returns.
12:13
September 1, 2020
The Lone Gunmen: Diagnosis: Jimmy (1x09)
Jimmy suspects his doctor is a killer.
08:32
August 18, 2020
The Lone Gunmen: Maximum Byers (1x08)
Byers and Jimmy go undercover as prison inmates.
08:39
August 4, 2020
Three Words (8x16)
Mulder is back, but he and Doggett don't get along.
06:23
July 21, 2020
The Lone Gunmen: Planet of the Frohikes (1x07)
The boys are called upon to rescue... a highly intelligent chimp?
08:56
July 7, 2020
Deadalive (8x15)
Mulder is back, just in time to be buried, because nobody ever autopsies and enbalms an FBI agent who disappears for months and then turns up recently deceased.
10:41
June 23, 2020
The Lone Gunmen: Madam, I'm Adam (1x06)
Stephen Tobolowsky comes from a parallel reality... or does he?
10:49
June 9, 2020
The Lone Gunmen: Three Men and a Smoking Diaper (1x05)
The boys kidnap a baby. What could possibly go wrong?
11:49
May 26, 2020
The Lone Gunmen: Like Water For Octane (1x04)
The boys pursue a mythic water powered car.
12:41
May 12, 2020
The Lone Gunmen: Eine Kleine Frohike (1x03)
Frohike goes undercover.
07:46
April 28, 2020
The Lone Gunmen: Bond, Jimmy Bond (1x02)
We finally meet our fifth and final cast member.
10:24
April 14, 2020
The Lone Gunmen: Pilot (1x01)
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains a plot to destroy the World Trade Center by crashing a plane into it, under the pretence of a terrorist attack.
15:18
March 31, 2020
This Is Not Happening (8x14)
Mulder is back, barely.
08:27
March 17, 2020
Per Manum (8x13)
Introducing Duffy Haskell.
11:59
March 3, 2020
Medusa (8x12)
This was a huge set.
12:06
February 18, 2020
The Gift (8x11)
A possible reference to The Twilight Zone.
07:23
February 4, 2020
Badlaa (8x10)
Beware the butt genie.
12:20
January 21, 2020
Salvage (8x09)
OHSA should know about this place.
07:46
January 7, 2020
Surekill (8x08)
The military would love a sniper like this.
10:41
December 24, 2019
Via Negativa (8x07)
Skinner and Doggett team up.
11:03
December 10, 2019
Redrum (8x06)
Starring Joe Morton
12:19
November 26, 2019
Invocation (8x05)
Shades of Flight of the Navigator.
09:03
November 12, 2019
Roadrunners (8x04)
That's a heck of a slug.
10:33
October 29, 2019
Patience (8x03)
Introducing a monster inspired by Batman comics.
09:37
October 15, 2019
Within and Without (8x01 and 8x02)
Season eight launches with the return of Mulder. Kind of.
16:38
October 1, 2019
Season seven wrap up
A look back at season seven.
08:03
September 24, 2019
Requiem (7x22)
Season seven draws to a close.
11:05
September 17, 2019
Je Souhaite (7x21)
The X-Files does a story about a genie.
09:36
September 3, 2019
Fight Club (7x20)
Guest starring Kathy Griffin
12:53
August 20, 2019
Hollywood A.D. (7x19)
David Duchovny gets to write and direct again.
10:48
August 6, 2019
Brand X (7x18)
Turns out that smoking kills.
10:22
July 23, 2019
all things (7x17)
Gillian Anderson gets to write and direct.
15:53
July 9, 2019
Chimera (7x16)
Another look at suburbia
09:20
June 25, 2019
En Ami (7x15)
William B. Davis gets to write one.
06:09
June 11, 2019
Theef (7x14)
You don't have to be a good speller to be a criminal.
08:41
May 28, 2019
First Person Shooter (7x13)
William Gibson writes again.
07:56
May 14, 2019
X-Cops (7x12)
The show spoofs the popular reality show Cops.
07:19
April 30, 2019
Sein und Zeit and Closure (7x10 and 7x11)
We learn the solution to the mystery of Samantha Mulder's disappearance.
08:03
April 16, 2019
Signs and Wonders (7x09)
A Fundamentalist church may not be wrong.
08:10
April 2, 2019
The Amazing Maleeni (7x08)
Stage magicians get their shot.
05:31
March 19, 2019
John Woo's Once a Thief: The Director Files (1x18)
Nick Lea stars in a spoof of The X-Files from another series.
14:48
March 12, 2019
Orison (7x07)
Donnie Pfaster returns.
08:39
March 5, 2019
The Goldberg Variation (7x06)
Guest starring Wile E. Coyote.
09:18
February 19, 2019
Rush (7x05)
The show does its own take on super speed characters.
13:33
February 5, 2019
Millennium (7x04)
Chris Carter's other show ends in the middle of The X-Files.
10:32
January 22, 2019
Hungry (7x03)
Guest starring Judith Hoag.
14:39
January 8, 2019
The Sixth Extinction and The Sixth Extinction: Amor Fati
Season seven launches across the world.
13:02
December 25, 2018
Babylon 5: Crusade: The Visitors from Down the Street (1x12)
The Babylon 5 spinoff Crusade does its version of The X-Files.
20:04
December 18, 2018
Season six wrap up
A look back at season six.
13:50
December 11, 2018
Biogenesis (6x22)
This is the end of season six.
12:37
December 4, 2018
Field Trip (6x21)
Beware the trees....
09:18
November 20, 2018
Three of a Kind (6x20)
Another episode focused on The Lone Gunmen.
07:11
November 6, 2018
The Unnatural (6x19)
David Duchovny writes and directs an episode about a baseball playing alien.
10:20
October 23, 2018
Milagro (6x18)
Beware the psychic surgeon.
10:25
October 9, 2018
Trevor (9x17)
This redefines the idea of a custody battle.
13:12
September 25, 2018
Alpha (6x16)
Guest starring Andrew Robinson
10:03
September 11, 2018
Monday (6x15)
The X-Files does Groundhog Day
06:45
August 28, 2018
Agua Mala (6x14)
Beware of the water.
06:18
August 14, 2018
Arcadia (6x13)
A parody of suburbia.
09:27
July 31, 2018
Two Fathers and One Son (6x11 and 6x12)
Jeffrey Spender has a really bad day.
04:44
July 17, 2018
Tithonus (6x10)
Guest starring Geoffrey Lewis.
07:58
July 3, 2018
S.R. 819 (6x09)
The return of a familiar face.
08:22
June 19, 2018
The Rain King (6x08)
Guest starring Victoria Jackson
08:14
June 5, 2018
Terms of Endearment (6x07)
Guest starring Bruce Campbell.
08:14
May 22, 2018
How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (6x06)
Guest starring Ed Asner and Lily Tomlin
07:44
May 8, 2018
Dreamland and Dreamland II (6x04 and 6x05)
Guest starring Michael McKean
18:54
April 24, 2018
Triangle (6x03)
An homage to The Wizard of Oz.
10:24
April 10, 2018
Drive (6x02)
Guest starring Brian Cranston.
07:26
March 27, 2018
The Beginning (6x01)
A new season, post-film.
08:40
March 13, 2018
The X-Files: Fight the Future
The first movie.
14:06
February 27, 2018
Season five wrap up
A look back at season five.
07:10
February 20, 2018
The End (5x20)
Season five ends rather significantly.
11:22
February 13, 2018
Folie a Deux (5x19)
A telemarketing parody
05:24
January 30, 2018
The Pine Bluff Variant (5x18)
A personal favourite of mine.
08:11
January 16, 2018
Home Improvement: Believe It Or Not (7x22)
Home Improvement does a spoof of The X-Files.
13:29
January 9, 2018
all souls (5x17)
A Scully-centric episode.
14:54
January 2, 2018
Mind's Eye (5x16)
This guest star is not as famous as her mother.
06:56
December 19, 2017
Travelers (5x15)
The origin of the X-Files.
08:59
December 5, 2017
Patient X and The Red and the Black (5x13 and 5x14)
Veronica Cartwright guest stars in this two parter.
09:43
November 21, 2017
Bad Blood (5x12)
Another take on vampires.
09:13
November 7, 2017
Kill Switch (5x11)
Co-written by William Gibson.
10:29
October 24, 2017
Chinga (5x10)
Written by Stephen King
07:00
October 10, 2017
Schizogeny (5x09)
Guest starring Millennium's Sarah Jane Redmond.
07:01
September 26, 2017
Kitsunegari (5x08)
A sequel episode to a monster of the week, Pusher.
05:56
September 12, 2017
A Christmas Carol and Emily (5x06 and 5x07)
Scully... a mother?
08:04
August 29, 2017
The Postmodern Prometheus (5x05)
An homage to classic Universal horror films.
09:12
August 15, 2017
Detour (5x04)
Got to love corporate training exercises.
08:59
August 1, 2017
Unusual Suspects (5x03)
A flashback to Mulder meeting the Lone Gunmen.
07:27
July 18, 2017
Redux and Redux II (5x01 and 5x02)
Season five starts with a shocker.
07:42
July 4, 2017
Season Four Wrap Up
Looking back on season four.
09:29
June 27, 2017
Gethsemane (4x24)
Season four ends here.
06:37
June 20, 2017
Demons (4x23)
Mulder... murderer?
05:22
June 6, 2017
3rd Rock From the Sun: Dick and the Single Girl (2x24)
3rd Rock From the Sun incorporates a lot of references to The X-Files this week.
16:13
May 30, 2017
Elegy (4x23)
A new recurring character is introduced.
08:15
May 23, 2017
Zero Sum (4x21)
Exposing the dangers of an uncontrolled pandemic.
07:36
May 9, 2017
Small Potatoes (4x20)
Another comedic episode, but with Darin Morgan on the other side of the camera.
08:00
April 25, 2017
Synchrony (4x19)
Time travel stories are fun, but microbiology tells us they don't work like this. If you travel to the future, you die. If you travel to the past, everybody dies.
10:09
April 11, 2017
Tempus Fugit and Max (4x17 and 4x18)
Max returns for this two parter.
08:57
March 28, 2017
Unrequited (4x16)
Vietnam veterens and super soldiers.
06:08
March 14, 2017
Kaddish (4x15)
A Golem appears.
04:33
February 28, 2017
Memento Mori (4x14)
Scully faces her cancer.
09:27
February 14, 2017
Never Again (4x13)
Jodie Foster guest stars.
05:01
January 31, 2017
Leonard Betts (4x12)
This one had the post-Super Bowl spot.
10:57
January 17, 2017
The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (8x10)
The Simpsons lampoons The X-Files this time.
06:55
January 10, 2017
El Mundo Gira (4x11)
Immigration and the chupacabra.
05:48
January 3, 2017
Paper Hearts (4x10)
Were they paper or cloth?
05:05
December 20, 2016
Terma (4x09)
The two parter ends.
11:15
December 6, 2016
Tunguska (4x08)
A two parter with Russia and Krycek.
09:59
November 22, 2016
Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (4x07)
One possible backstory for the Cigarette Smoking Man is revealed.
04:54
November 8, 2016
Sanguinarium (4x06)
Choose your health care provider carefully.
06:34
October 25, 2016
Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations (5x06)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine references The X-Files.
08:42
October 18, 2016
The Field Where I Died (4x05)
Gee... what a riveting teaser...
10:10
October 11, 2016
Unruhe (4x04)
This defies a few conventions.
08:44
September 27, 2016
Teliko (4x03)
Be careful who you upset.
05:15
September 13, 2016
Home (4x02)
One of the most disturbing episodes in the history of the series.
08:19
August 30, 2016
Herronvolk (4x01)
Season four begins!
08:59
August 16, 2016
Season 3 wrap up
Looking back at season three.
07:15
August 9, 2016
Talitha Cumi (3x24)
The end of season three.
07:16
August 2, 2016
Wetwired (3x23)
More dangerous screen time, combined with bad water.
09:27
July 19, 2016
Quagmire (3x22)
Lots of Moby Dick references here.
06:07
July 5, 2016
Avatar (3x21)
Guest starring Amanda Tapping.
05:06
June 21, 2016
Jose Chung's "From Outer Space" (3x20)
Charles Nelson Reilly guest stars alongside Alex Trebek.
03:56
June 7, 2016
Hell Money (3x19)
Guest starring Lucy Liu.
07:51
May 24, 2016
Teso Dos Bichos (3x18)
Not one of the better episodes.
04:32
May 10, 2016
Pusher (3x17)
Meet Robert Patrick Modell.
04:54
April 26, 2016
Apocrypha (3x16)
The latest two parter wraps up.
07:08
April 12, 2016
Piper Maru (3x15)
Another two part story kicks off.
06:47
March 29, 2016
Grotesque (3x14)
Kurtwood Smith shows up this week, and the cinematography is gorgeous.
08:16
March 15, 2016
Babylon and My Struggle II
Wrapping up the peek ahead at season ten.
08:39
February 25, 2016
Home Again
Another peek ahead.
05:39
February 14, 2016
Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster
Again, an immediate response before we return to it later.
05:52
February 4, 2016
My Struggle / Founder's Mutation
A peek ahead at season 10. We'll return to it in the original broadcast order when the time comes.
10:03
January 27, 2016
Syzygy (3x13)
Guest starring Ryan Reynolds and more.
07:00
January 12, 2016
Reboot: Trust No One (2x09)
The first all-CGI television series spoofs The X-Files.
06:10
January 5, 2016
War of the Coprophages (3x12)
A hilarious riff on "The War of the Worlds".
09:05
December 29, 2015
Revelations (3x11)
Another episode tied to Christian writings.
08:48
December 15, 2015
731 (3x10)
The two parter concludes.
06:22
December 1, 2015
Nisei (3x09)
Another two parter begins.
04:48
November 17, 2015
Oubliette (3x08)
Sometimes the blind can see...
05:13
November 3, 2015
The Walk (3x07)
What do you mean he can't walk just because he doesn't have legs?
05:21
October 20, 2015
2shy (3x06)
Another serial killer.
08:58
October 6, 2015
The List (3x05)
Be kind to people, even your prisoners.
06:00
September 22, 2015
Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (3x04)
The first truly hilarious episode.
13:23
September 8, 2015
D.P.O. (3x03)
More notable "before they were stars" style of guest stars here.
10:09
August 25, 2015
Paper Clip (3x02)
The end of the first three parter.
09:30
August 11, 2015
The Blessing Way (3x01)
The series returns for season 3.
11:25
July 28, 2015
Season two recap
Looking back at season two.
09:08
July 21, 2015
Anasazi (2x25)
This was a watershed episode for audience retention.
17:29
July 14, 2015
Our Town (2x24)
Watch out for bird flu.
12:02
June 30, 2015
Soft Light (2x23)
Tony Shaloub guest stars, long before Monk.
13:25
June 16, 2015
F. Emasculata (2x22)
This is what happens when you ignore pandemic warnings.
11:03
June 2, 2015
The Calusari (2x21)
Another creepy child.
14:06
May 19, 2015
Humbug (2x20)
The first concentrated attempt at humour, with some great guest stars.
09:10
May 5, 2015
D0D Kalm (2x19)
A ship at sea...
07:24
April 21, 2015
Fearful Symmetry (2x18)
A commentary on zoos.
06:43
April 7, 2015
End Game (2x17)
Ending a major two parter.
08:16
March 24, 2015
Colony (2x16)
Another two parter begins.
07:13
March 10, 2015
Fresh Bones (2x15)
Refugee internment camps on US soil? Inconceivable!
05:59
February 24, 2015
Die Hand Die Verletzt (2x14)
This one stars someone I've actually met.
09:22
February 10, 2015
Aubrey (2x12)
Here's a serial killer story.
05:21
January 13, 2015
Excelsis Dei (2x11)
Quite the 'shrooms...
05:33
December 30, 2014
Red Museum (2x10)
This was almost a very unexpected crossover.
08:04
December 16, 2014
Firewalker (2x09)
I've always had a soft spot for this one.
06:36
December 2, 2014
One Breath (2x08)
Scully returns.
10:30
November 18, 2014
3 (2x07)
The first vampire episode.
07:26
November 4, 2014
Ascension (2x06)
Part two, and an even bigger cliffhanger ending.
07:48
October 21, 2014
Duane Barry (2x05)
Part one of two, with one heck of a cliffhanger.
10:01
October 7, 2014
Sleepless (2x04)
Meet Alex Krycek.
08:45
September 23, 2014
Blood (2x03)
The real dangers of screen time.
06:49
September 9, 2014
The Host (2x02)
We'll see this actor again, but we'll mostly know him for his writing.
09:18
August 26, 2014
Little Green Men (2x01)
Season two kicks off with a very different status quo.
07:51
August 12, 2014
Season One Roundup
Reviewing the complete season 1.
10:18
August 5, 2014
The Erlenmeyer Flask (1x24)
Season one ends in a way that really shows what the show can do.
08:07
July 29, 2014
Roland (1x23)
We'll see this guest star again, but good luck recognizing him!
06:42
July 15, 2014
Born Again (1x22)
The one where the Kingpin learns Mulder's secret identity.
06:33
July 1, 2014
Tooms (1x21)
Eugene Victor Tooms returns.
09:20
June 17, 2014
Darkness Falls (1x20)
Look out for small, glowing insects.
06:11
June 3, 2014
Shapes (1x19)
Here's another classic monster.
06:36
May 20, 2014
Miracle Man (1x18)
Here's an actor that Chris Carter will hire again.
08:10
May 6, 2014
E.B.E. (1x17)
This is a much bigger landmark than anyone realized at the time.
10:25
April 22, 2014
Young at Heart (1x16)
That's one way to stay young...
07:55
April 8, 2014
Lazarus (1x15)
Scully's history starts to matter.
10:20
March 25, 2014
Genderbender (1x14)
Nick Lea is here! Alex Krycek is not.
11:13
March 11, 2014
Beyond the Sea (1x13)
Want a famous guest cast? Here, have a famous guest cast!
13:43
February 25, 2014
Fire (1x12)
Featuring a geek icon before he became a geek icon.
12:58
February 11, 2014
Eve (1x11)
Our first hint at super-soldiers.
09:28
January 28, 2014
Irresistible (2x13)
Meet Donnie Pfaster.
06:30
January 27, 2014
Fallen Angel (1x10)
We'll meet Max again some day.
14:40
January 14, 2014
Space (1x09)
Does this deserve its reputation as the worst of the series?
09:12
December 31, 2013
Ice (1x08)
This is where the series really starts to find its footing.
17:00
December 17, 2013
Ghost in the Machine (1x07)
The only Halloween episode of the series.
21:39
December 3, 2013
Shadows (1x06)
Our first ghost story.
29:53
November 19, 2013
Jersey Devil (1x05)
The cinematography really kicks in.
27:45
November 5, 2013
Conduit (1x04)
The first of many creepy little children.
26:24
October 22, 2013
Squeeze (1x03)
Meet Eugene Victor Tooms.
29:00
October 8, 2013
Deep Throat (1x02)
Mulder's informant is introduced.
28:33
September 24, 2013
Pilot (1x01)
The first episode of a podcast looking back at one of the most influential shows in television history.
30:58
September 10, 2013