'Lost': 'Orientation: Ryan Station' talks 'What They Died For'

ryan dharma station 4 leaf clover.jpgUsually, our " Lost" podcast features a bevy of people watching the show a day or so after it airs, connected via Internet chat to create a virtual watching experience. That experience is always virtual for you, the listener, but it's virtual for us as well: we're usually in different time zones, often watching in different ways, and only connected through the power of Al Gore's interwebs.

This week? Totally different! The Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan and I were both in Los Angeles, filming this week's episode of "Instant Dharma." We watched the East Coast feed before taping, and by the time we were done, we realized the episode would be airing AGAIN in an hour. So I grabbed my laptop, hooked up my microphone, and the two of us recorded the podcast right there and then.

Even if you've read my take on the episode already, it's worth a listen: in some ways, the podcast allowed us to go even deeper into the smaller moments that sometimes get lost when constructing an overarching recap (Sawyer seeing the liferafts float to shore, for example). If you're wondering about next week, we're going to do at least two podcasts: one being a summary of the finale with a special guest, and another that will answer reader questions coming out of the final episode.

As always, there are a few ways to enjoy the podcast. Below the Hulu embed of "What They Died For" lies an MP3 player that you can use in-browser. Just below that, there's a link to download it directly to your hard drive. Adjacent to that is a link to the podcast's feed. The best way, in my humble opinion? Subscribe to the podcast. It's easy, it's free, it's easier than organizing a prison break. While you're over there, please give us a rating and/or review. We'd love to get as many people listening as possible. In any case, you can watch the episode along with the audio, or simply take it on the go and listen at your leisure. Though I wouldn't recommend it playing it while training for your next MMA match. There lies the way to pain.

But for now, sit back, and enjoy!