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The officially unofficial podcast for HBO's Game of Thrones. News, episode recaps and analysis, your feedback and more, all about the Game of Thrones TV series.

The officially unofficial podcast for HBO's Game of Thrones. News, episode recaps and analysis, your feedback and more, all about the Game of Thrones TV series.
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Indianapolis, IN

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The officially unofficial podcast for HBO's Game of Thrones. News, episode recaps and analysis, your feedback and more, all about the Game of Thrones TV series.

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Episodes

“Gods of Thrones” – Chattin’ Catelyn

11/15/2018
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Anthony and A.Ron continue their deep dive into the characters and themes from their new book, "Gods of Thrones". Now available on paperback! Today we're talking about a polarizing character among the fandom, Catelyn Stark. What are the essential differences between Book!Cat and TV!Cat? What is her worst move in playing the Game? Who would win in an all-female Houseoff? How vital is Lady Stoneheart's arc to understanding Catelyn, and why does the show skip it entirely? We discuss and debate...

Duration:01:25:25

810 – “Apocalypse Then” – Instant Take

11/15/2018
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We're not saying the latest episode of FX's American Horror Story, "Apocalypse Then" is a disappointment, exactly. But it sure wasn't a success. Honestly, we'd have rather gotten a "to be continued" rather than a slap dash climax with a too long and puzzling denouement that offers a breezy, cheesy Harry Potter "all is well" wrap up before immediately blowing it up. It's hard to shake the feeling that Cordelia's coven, and indeed Michael the Antichrist deserved better, to say nothing of...

Duration:00:22:55

“Gods of Thrones” – Talking Tyrion

11/8/2018
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It goes without saying that Tyrion Lannister is an extremely interesting character in A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones, but you'd think he'd make a poor focus for our book on Westerosi religion. After all, he's famously skeptical of superstition and faith in a world full of magic, physics defying creatures, and powerful gods. But it's precisely that contradiction that makes him so fascinating in this context! Join Anthony and I for a deep dive into Tyrion, the events that have shaped...

Duration:01:16:02

“Gods of Thrones” – Introduction

11/1/2018
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We have a special series of podcasts for you coming out over the next few weeks! Dr. Anthony Le Donne joins me today to talk about the new book we co-authored in the off-season, Gods of Thrones: A Pilgrim's Guide to the Religions of Ice and Fire, available now on Amazon. The book is filled with fun analysis of the religions, cultures, and characters of Game of Thrones and delves into the real life history and religion that inspired GRRM when creating his world. We discuss our history with...

Duration:00:54:36

310 – Mhysa

9/13/2018
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And just like that, we put HBO's Game of Thrones season three into the Bald Move history books. Again. "Mhysa" is an excellent way to wrap up the season and set the table for season four, as we get great work out of all our star-crossed lovers; Tyrion, Shae, Sansa, Jon, and Ygritte. Arya has some fine work servicing the fan's desire to see her be the terrifying little murder beast we know she can be while simultaneously making us feel really, really bad for her lot in life. Ramsay might be a...

Duration:02:07:28

309 – The Rains of Castamere

9/6/2018
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This week we have the pleasure of talking about one of the best, and most gut wrenching episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Rains of Castamere". The Lannisters score a decisive victory against the Starks in surprising and brutal fashion. Particularly rough is Arya, who is forced to witness the destruction of her family when she was oh so close to being reunited with them. Over in Essos, Dany provides a lone bright point as her captains' valor and her reputation as Breaker of Chains lays...

Duration:01:35:06

308 – Second Sons

8/30/2018
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Jim and A.Ron consider the latest episode in our summer re-watch of season three of HBO's Game of Thrones. "Second Sons" features the second happiest wedding we've ever seen on Westeros (which is damning with non-existent praise), Arya swinging from utter despair to something approaching optimism in her captivity with the Hound (the sweet, summer child), as newcomer Daario Naharis steals into Dany's camp attempts to steal Dany's heart. We discuss all this and more!

Duration:01:23:04

307 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair

8/23/2018
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On this week's episode of our summer Game of Thrones rewatch, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair", Brienne picks on someone her own size, Joffery tries talking politics with his grandpa, Robb YOLOs his way through a fraught political position to buy some extra time to consort with his queen, and Sansa and Tyrion lament their respective fates. For feedback we discuss the relative intelligence of wights, debate the apparent height of the Wall, and consider people's pet theories on what things will...

Duration:01:35:59

306 – The Climb

8/16/2018
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We're back with another terrific season three episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Climb". Of course the title refers to the Wildlings' epic climb of The Wall, but also Littlefinger's unhinged speech about chaos delivered to a shell shocked Varys. Both are amazing in their way, as is Lady Olena and Lord Tywin's political duel in the Hand's chambers. We discuss all this plus tons of fan commentary and questions!

Duration:01:40:48

305 – Kissed by Fire

8/9/2018
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Lots of things get "Kissed by Fire" in this episode of HBO's Game of Thrones. The Hound. Jon Snow. Leslie's Rose. But in all seriousness there is so much good packed into this hour of Thrones; Robb beheading an important bannerman in the pouring rain; Jaime venting a lifetime of frustration and regret upon an unsuspecting Brienne; Tywin managing to bitterly disappoint both of the children he has in his presence; and Dany looking more and more like the Conquerer that she thinks she's destined...

Duration:02:02:19

304 – And Now His Watch Is Ended

8/2/2018
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We really enjoyed "And Now His Watch Is Ended", the latest episode in our summer rewatch of HBO's Game of Thrones series. Packed with intellectually satisfying intrigue, as well as one of the more satisfying action scenes in Thrones history, it has something for just about everyone. We ponder the comeuppance of Tywin's children, the finer points of contract law in Essos, and the altruism of the Tyrells. Plus, a super sized mailbag and the promise of another next week!

Duration:01:48:27

303 – Walk of Punishment

7/26/2018
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Jim and A.Ron take in the episode "Walk of Punishment" of the third season of HBO's Game of Thrones. Dany struggles to find a moral middle ground as she strikes a bargain for a massive slave army, Robb struggles with his command, Theon gets a glimmer of hope, Jaime is taught a harsh truth about the value of his family name. See you back next week as our summer re-watch rolls on!

Duration:01:13:55

302 – “Dark Wings, Dark Words”

7/19/2018
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Jim and A.Ron do a retrospective review of HBO's Game of Thrones episode, "Dark Wings, Dark Words", same format, we first do a non-spoiler review then get in depth and spoilery at the end of the podcast. We discuss the Reed children who make their first appearance this episode, analyze Shae and Tyrion's relationship, fear for Margaery's life as she tries to dance around the psychotic Joffrey, and catch up with Arya, Jaime, Brienne, and Robb. Thanks for all the great participation this week!...

Duration:01:38:01

301 – Valar Dohaeris

7/12/2018
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Jim and A.Ron are back for the summer re-watch of HBO's Game of Thrones season 3. Might as well start at the beginning, with episode 301, "Valar Dohaeris". Daddy's back in town, which is an interesting dynamic which finds Tyrion and Cersei trying to find their place, Margaery attempts to win over the peoples' hearts and minds, Jon sells his role as double agent, and Dany struggles with the morality of liberating a continent using slave labor. All this, plus lots of feedback! See you next...

Duration:01:30:17

Season Three Preview!

7/5/2018
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We're back to ambush your podcast feeds with a summer re-watch of HBO's Game of Thrones season three! If you've seen the show, you know this is a red banner year for the series with tons of the twists and tragedies we've come to expect. And if this is your first time through, relax! We'll be doing our level best to keep all spoilers for future episodes and seasons confined to the very end of the podcast where you can easily skip them. For this, our season three kick off, please enjoy the...

Duration:00:55:12

210 – Valar Morghulis

11/13/2017
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Jim and A.Ron finish our retrospective re-watch of season two of HBO's Game of Thrones with the finale, "Valar Morghulis". It's a typical GoT finale, in that it does a great job of setting up the next season as something you can barely wait to arrive. Arya could start super assassin training! The White Walkers are marching on the Night's Watch! Dany's dragons can spit fire! We talk about these topics and a ton of last minute feedback before signing off with some spoilers for season 2 as well...

Duration:02:05:28

209 – Blackwater

11/6/2017
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Jim and A.Ron are nearing the finish line of their retro-re-watch of Game of Thrones season two. This week is one of the all time great episodes, "Blackwater". There aren't many heroes or villains in this one, just brave men fighting each other in desperate and bloody fashion. Great action, but even greater character moments for Sansa, Cersei, Tyrion, and the Hound. We have a lot of fun gushing over this episode, then we bat clean up with feedback and our SpoiLore section at the very end of...

Duration:01:32:24

208 – The Prince of Winterfell

10/30/2017
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Jim and A.Ron's rewatch of HBO's Game of Thrones continues with "The Prince of Winterfell". We're really feeling the tension as the countdown to the invasion of Stannis approaches zero. Also, Robb commits political suicide, the Halfhand recruits Jon for a dangerous mission, and Arya tries to escape Harrenhal before it's too late. All this plus feedback, and at the end of the podcast our SpoiLore section where we delve deeper into the history and lore of Westeros. Need to catch up? Here's a...

Duration:01:52:26

207 – A Man Without Honor

10/23/2017
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Jim and A.Ron consider "A Man Without Honor", the latest season two episode on our re-watch of HBO's Game of Thrones. This episode is about revealing the true characters of people like Jamie, Cersei, Tyrion, Tywin, Shae, Sansa, and Robb, and the thing you take away is that these are all people, multifaceted, conflicting, contradictory, but in a way that feels human and real. And Dany, is you know... looking for her dragons.

Duration:01:33:25

206 – The Old Gods and the New

10/17/2017
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The realm is apparently unsafe for those beloved to Theon and A.Ron this week as we discuss the treachery of Theon sacking Winterfell, the role A.Ron had in the death of Roy Dotrice (94), along with everything else that this decidedly good episode of Game of Thrones had to offer.

Duration:01:33:03