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Every "Game of Thrones" Season 7 episode researched, explained and expanded upon in an hour or less: That's what we do. On The Throne isn't a recap show, It's a community-fueled rocketship of key information that worships the "Game of Thrones" fan. Discover each episode's overarching themes, unlock the mysteries of Westeros and join thousands of listeners who've followed us from our hit "Westworld" and "Taboo" podcasts.






Top Gun (1986)

"Top Gun" is the perfect time capsule for 1986, the only year where you could make a successful "American romantic military action drama." We remember amazing performances by Tom Cruise, Tom Skerritt, Tim Robbins, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Kelly McGillis, and Michael Ironside. We remember Kenny Loggins and Berlin propelling the soundtrack to 9 million copies sold. But many people forget this movie had flaws the size of a Tomcat. Find out if it stands the test of time, and learn way too...

Duration: 01:07:59

Ep.24: Game of Thrones - Season 7 Recap and Thronie Awards

If you enjoy awards shows, this is the episode for you. We kiss Game of Thrones goodnight with a Best Scenes of Season 7, top-to-bottom ranking of Season 1-7, and announce the winners of the inaugural Thronie Awards. Your write-in responses were so imaginative, we added extra minutes to the On The Throne special. Also, big news about Game of Thrones Season 8. Read All Small Council Emails Read Emails Read on the...

Duration: 01:29:16

Ep.23: Game of Thrones - 707 - The Small Council

What on viewers minds after the thrilling finale to Game of Thrones Season 7? Incest, Clegane Bowl, Littlefinger's justice, Theon's survival and Tyrion's master plan. This week's Small Council also examines your emails on redemption arks, Lannister and Stark babies, and whether Ned Stark was a fraud. With more than 100 emails submitted for this episode, it's a power-packed edition of On The Throne. Vote On The Thronie Awards Read All Small Council...

Duration: 01:00:21

Ep.22: Game of Thrones - 707 - The Dragon and The Wolf

Game of Thrones Season 7 is in our rearview mirror, but unsettling questions lurk in the back seat. Will Theon catch up with Euron? Will Tyrion side with Cersei? Do the living stand a chance against the dead? Join us to take count of the weapons each side has, plus dive deeper into Qyburn's mind. Be sure to catch the end of this episode to learn how you can vote for our inaugural Thronie Awards. Vote On The Thronies: Listen To Roger's New...

Duration: 00:54:52

Ep.21: Game of Thrones - 707 - Instacast

The Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, "The Dragon and The Wolf" made up for all the jetpacking, miraculous survival and improbable action of the series. It felt like a real throwback: All lives were on the table, and dread loomed in each passing minutes. Justice was served; dickless crotches were smashed, and incest blossomed like a fiery rose. Get our instant reactions here and tune in Tuesday for the Deep Dive. Leave a Review - Subscribe &...

Duration: 00:28:23

Ep.20: Game of Thrones - 706 - The Small Council

We just saw a dragon die, but most Game of Thrones viewers want to talk about Arya threatening Sansa or Jon Snow's blossoming romance with Daeaerys. Of course, there's also analysis of the Night King's dragon trap and more on this week's Small Council covering Episode 6: "Beyond The Wall." Read All Small Council Emails - Read Emails Read on the Podcast - Leave a Review -...

Duration: 01:05:33

Ep.19: Game of Thrones - 706 - Beyond the Wall

"Beyond The Wall" has longtime Game of Thrones fans up in arms about the far-fetched action and wandering storylines. But can some of the spectacle be explained? Gene takes a stab at explaining the Top 10 WTF Moments of Season 7, Episode 6 in this Deep Dive Solo Pod Special. Also, take a deeper look at some of the powerful dialogue and ponder this question: Is Game of Thrones hurting itself by trying to outdo itself? Leave a Review -...

Duration: 00:30:43

Ep.18: Game of Thrones - 706 - Instacast

Episode 6 gave us all the powerful dialogue we'd been craving from Game of Thrones Season 7: Arya grilling Sansa at Winterfell, Tyrion cautioning Daenerys at Dragonstone, and Tormund seducing Gendry and The Hound north of The Wall. The action was intense, and the moments fans found far-fetched actually could be explained. We'll try to do it on this week's Instacast. Have a listen. Leave a Review - Subscribe & Social Media -...

Duration: 00:26:41

Ep.17: Game of Thrones - 705 - The Small Council

Three-headed dragon? Valonqar Prophecy? The magic of Little Sam? Season 7, Episode 5 shifted the tone of Game of Thrones from intrigue to fantasy, and listeners had a lot to say about it. This fan mail edition explores the astonishing (and sometimes improbable) events of "Eastwatch." And we take little time to argue who would have the best bachelor party in Westeros. Read All Small Council Emails - Read Emails Read on the...

Duration: 00:54:46

Ep.16: Game of Thrones - 705 - Eastwatch

Jaime's safe (phew!); Tarlys are roasted, and Arya Stark's caught little Finger in a trap. Or is it the other way around? The Game of Thrones Episode 5 Deep Dive focuses on Jon Snow's improbable Suicide Squad, Bronn's wavering allegiance, Cersei's pregnancy prophecy, and the some of the most bizarre plot holes in Game of Thrones history. We also map how Jon Snow and Gendry echo the history and friendship between Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark. If you thought "Eastwatch" moved fast,...

Duration: 00:55:01

Ep.15: Game of Thrones - 705 - Instacast

"Eastwatch" had so many huge reveals, we had to flip the Instacast format! Did you catch all three key developments in Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5? Find out what we spotted, and let us know what we missed. Also find out why Big D yelled at his TV screen (Jaime's rescue) and what moment quenched Gene's bloodlust (Tarlyque). Leave a Review - Subscribe & Social Media - Website -...

Duration: 00:23:18

Ep.14: Game of Thrones - 704 - The Small Council

Did Jon Snow already bend the knee? Will Tyrion be the next to die? What will happen to Jaime Lannister, and what's the connection between Khal Drogo and Drogon? This weeks' On The Throne Small Council explores these Game of Thrones viewer emails after Season 7's most thrilling episode yet. We'll also discuss why characters always are getting shafted through the back, who Littlefinger really cares about, and why a U.S. Army tank crewman believes Scorpion really could shoot down a...

Duration: 00:56:08

Ep.12: Game of Thrones - 704 - Instacast

Amid the freakishly delicious torrent of dragon fire and Dothraki blood showers, Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 revealed volumes about Arya Stark's lethal abilities, Brandon Stark's transformation, Cersei's future plans, and the blossoming bond between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. It was an episode so grand, not even Internet pirates could sink it. Leave a Review - Subscribe & Social Media -...

Duration: 00:28:44

Ep.11: Game of Thrones - 703 - The Small Council

Listener theories after Season 7, Episode 3: "The Queen's Justice" blame Tyrion, The Iron Bank, Theon and just plain Lannister cunning for Daenerys' stunning defeats across Westeros. Or maybe it's just hurried writing by HBO. Also, hear why fans are grumpy about Samwell Tarly's miracle cure for Jorah's greyscale. And boy genius listener Zach D. delivers an INSANELY detailed account of how big each faction's army really is. Leave a Review -...

Duration: 01:01:02

Ep.10: Game of Thrones - 703 - The Queen's Justice

Man, the Lannisters are good ... a little too good. Breaking down Season 7, Episode 3: "The Queen's Justice," we think there's a traitor at Dragonstone. And Big D has all the evidence to prove it. Also, Gene identifies two key items we're likely to see play a huge role later this season. Rog embraces his inner Littlefinger. And we give you a rundown of all the Valyrian steel weapons in Westeros and discuss Gene's worst nightmare: Jon Snow riding a dragon. Leave a Review -...

Duration: 00:49:38

Ep.09: Game of Thrones - 703 - Instacast

Just when you thought Tyrion had it all figured out, Game of Thrones flips the script and puts nearly all the cards in Cercei's hands. Get immediate reactions to Season 7, Episode 3: "The Queen's Justice," including Jon Snow's landing at Dragonstone, the Lannisters' cunning scheme, and Olenna's badass farewell. Also, hear Gene sing your favorites from "The Little Mermaid." Leave a Review - Subscribe & Social Media -...

Duration: 00:32:35

Ep.08: Game of Thrones - 702 - The Small Council

This week's Game of Thrones viewer mail digs way deep into prophecies. Have we already seen the fabled Lightbringer sword? Is Davos Seaworth the promised one? Where the hell in Bronn? Your Small Council letters also explore who Euron Greyjoy wants as his queen and why Samwell Tarly is so important to the show. And, of course, more Um Actually corrections smack us like an audio tomato to the face. Leave a Review - Subscribe & Social Media -...

Duration: 00:47:10

Ep.07: Game of Thrones - 702 - Stormborn

Give three rabid Game of Thrones fans 24 hours to research Season 7, Episode 2: "Stormborn." Then keep them awake till 2 a.m. before letting them record what they discovered. This Deep Dive is a weird one, and it covers some weird stuff: generational legacies, Daenerys' possible descent into tyranny, changes in the opening credits, Randyll Tarly's military background, why Euron Greyjoy's ship is called Silence and ... Theon's moment of heroism? Have a listen, then write us at...

Duration: 00:51:48

Ep.06: Game of Thrones - 702 - Instacast

Episode 2 crushed any complaints about Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere. Questions were answered, hearts were broken, plans were laid out, and Euron did his thing. Before you catch Tuesday's Deep Dive breakdown. Leave a Review - Subscribe & Social Media - Website - Email - Our Movies Podcast - Theme...

Duration: 00:24:34

Ep.05: Game of Thrones - 701 - The Small Council

Our first listener mail edition for Game of Thrones Season 7 defends the Ed Sheeran cameo, drills into Wun Wun The Wight, predicts Daenerys' death and get truly tinfoil with Time Travelin' Bran Theory. Plus, we debut a new segment called Umm Actually ... where you tell us exactly what we got wrong. Titmouse. Read all the emails here: Leave a Review - Subscribe & Social Media -...

Duration: 00:51:36

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