The Better Call Saul Insider Podcast is worth your time

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill - Better Call Saul _ Season 6 - Photo Credit: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill - Better Call Saul _ Season 6 - Photo Credit: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television /

The Better Call Saul Insider Podcast is full of so much passion that it’s impossible not to love it from the moment you start listening. The show is hosted by Chris McCaleb and Kelley Dixon, two editors who have been deep in the Breaking Bad-iverse for over a decade. Both McCaleb and Dixon edited episodes of both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and while Dixon left the show for another opportunity (think: lightsabers and outer space), she has thankfully stayed on as a co-host. of the show.

The Better Call Saul Insider Podcast is one of the best TV podcasts out there

One of the great benefits of the podcast is that it is made by the people who actually make the show for AMC, and they often host the heavy hitters on any given episode so that all can be revealed. Better Call Saul co-creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan join in on a frequent basis, and for the final season, I believe they’re even going to be guests on every single episode, spilling their secrets like so much blood in the New Mexico desert.

If you’re looking to get a deeper knowledge of the filmmaking that goes into every episode of the series, this podcast is for you. McCaleb and Dixon regularly nerd out with the cast and crew over the broad strokes of the storytelling and the shocking twists and turns that the series takes, but they also hardcore nerd out over the nitty gritty that goes into bringing this particular story to life. This includes detailed discussions over how the crew managed to pull off particularly beautiful or difficult scenes, how the music of the show comes to life, or how the actors navigate the material.

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Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler – Better Call Saul _ Season 6 – Photo Credit: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television /

The group of people on the podcast are co-workers, but they’re also colleagues and friends. While it’s fun to hear them talk about the making of the show and the behind the scenes dirt, it’s also a true thrill to hear the excitement in their voices as they break down their respective crafts. The effort and teamwork that goes into bringing a show like Better Call Saul to life is astronomical, and  the podcast illustrates that this team is passionate about telling absorbing and well-crafted stories in the most thoughtful way possible. As Vince Gilligan is very fond of saying, “It takes a village.” And listening to this village chat about the process of building one of the best TV series of all time is a pure delight. These are the men and women behind the curtain, and they do not disappoint.

The Better Call Saul Insider Podcast can be found on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you plug content into your ears.

The final season of Better Call Saul will be split into two parts. The first half is currently airing on AMC on Monday nights at 9/8c. The Season 6A finale will air on May 23rd. Fortunately we won’t have to wait an entire year like we did with the final season of Breaking Bad, as the series returns seven weeks later and will air its final six episodes of the series starting on July 11th. We’ll be waiting with Cinnabon and tissues at the ready.

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