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Westworld: When does it take place? What to Watch Podcast

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HBO’s Westworld finally debuted this week to strong numbers (3.3 million viewers night of — the biggest HBO debut since True Detective) and plenty of Twitter speculation. In fact, the episode somehow left us with more questions than answers. What’s up with the glitchy AIs? When is Westworld set? And, perhaps more intriguingly, where is Westworld set? In this week’s What to Watch podcast, hosts Ray Rahman and Amy Wilkinson launch an investigation into all the mysteries of the futuristic drama with the help of EW’s Westworld expert/enthusiast James Hibberd. (Plus, he explains to non-sci-fi nerds what the term “terraform” means.)

Also in this week’s episode we dig into the week’s headlines, including a season 7 renewal for American Horror Story and a Stranger Things-themed cruise. (That’s right, Eleven is hitting the high seas!)

For all this and more, listen to the latest What to Watch episode below. And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes to be the first to hear a new episode each Friday.