Yolkboy and Lady Gwynhyfvar host podcasts about George RR Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' novels. Analysis and theories - alongside short readings set to specially arranged music, pseudo adverts from Westeros, music from the fandom, guests, idents... this is Radio Westeros, the only radio station this side of Asshai {Spoilers all books}

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Guests

brashcandy:

Sansa: Pawn to Player

Elio & Linda:

Westeros.org

The World of Ice & Fire

Ser Mountain Goat:

Animated Timeline

TitanCon

Xray:

Brotherhood w/o Banners

Ygrain (rep):

RLJ Thread

DogLover:

Rethinking Romance

BryndenBFish:

Wars & Politics of Ice & Fire

Milady/Brash/Doglover:

Rereading Sandor

Aziz:

History of Westeros

Steven Attewell:

Race for the Iron Throne

Valkyrist:

Vassals of Kingsgrave

Ragnorak:

Tywin Essays

Featured Bands

Tall Like Tyrion

Letomi

John Anealio

Joel Murray

The Adam Brown

Westorhyme

Robb Dylan

Lady Gwyn

Karliene

Beefy

Irish Moutarde

Aziz

Beige Lunatics

Dinosaur Feathers

links,credits,licencing

Accompanying Essays

E01 Mercy as Shae

E01 A New Face for Arya

E01 Arya and Needle

E02 The Bloody Cloak

E02 Sansa & Arya Sisterhood

E02 Sansa's Effect on Lancel

E03 Shiera+Bloodraven=Mel

E03 Nine Eyeless Faces

E03 The Girl in Grey

E04 Sons of the Dragon

E04 LonCon Photojournal

E05 Rhaegar in Ned's POV

E05 Rhaegar, Lyanna & Jon

E05 Rescue at the Crossroads

E06 Jon's Leadership

E06 Jon Snow's Fate

E06 Romance of Jon & Ygritte

E07 Davos, Mel & Stannis

E07 Stannis as a Commander

E08 Azor Ahai & Lightbringer

E09 Capitulation of Riverrun

E09 Lem = Richard Lonmouth

E10 Catelyn: Mother in Conflict

E11 Sandor & Arya

E12 Jaime's Honour

E15 Brown Ben Plumm

E18 The Hooded Man

E19 Yeade on the GNC

E19 GNC Locator

Quick Audio

Readings Set to Music

Pseudo Adverts

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Lady Gwyn and yolkboy analyze Aegon VI, Jon Connington, their companions, the Golden Company and their invasion of Westeros with special guest Brynden BFish. Predictions for TWoW and the Dance of the Dragons 2.0 complete the episode.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E26_Aegon__Company_-_The_Only_Dragon_You_Need.mp3
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Lady Gwyn and yolkboy examine the plotting and schemes surrounding young Aegon VI Targaryen, with special attention paid to the involvement of Varys and Illyrio and their histories and backgrounds, as well as the history of House Blackfyre. Our usual readings and advert from Westeros complete the episode.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E25_The_Blackfyre_Conspiracy_-_Writ_in_Blood.mp3
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It's that time of year, and once again we're teaming up with our friends at History of Westeros to review HBO's Game of Thrones.

You can find the weekly videocast on their YouTube channel, or download the audio from iTunes. We'll post links here as episodes are available.

Pre-Season Q&A

Episode 1, The Red Woman

Episode 2, Home

Episode 3, Oathbreaker

Episode 4, The Book of the Stranger

Episode 5, The Door

Episode 6, Blood of My Blood

Episode 7, Broken Man

Episode 8, No One

Episode 9, Battle of the Bastards

Season 6 Q&A

Episode 10, The Winds of Winter

Season 6 Wrap-Up Panel and Q&A

 

 

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Lady Gwynhyfvar and yolkboy present part two of a two part examination of Petyr Baelish. Littlefinger’s youth and relationship with House Tully and his plotting involving Sansa Stark and the Vale, as well as his ultimate endgame and possible arc in The Winds of Winter will be considered. Readings and adverts from Westeros complete the episode.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E24_Littlefinger_Pt.2_-_Only_Cat.mp3
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Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn present part one of a two part examination of Petyr Baelish. Littlefinger’s plotting, schemes and economic manipulation relative to the events in King’s Landing and the deaths of several key players there will be examined, with special consideration paid to his use of agents and spies. Readings and adverts from Westeros complete the episode.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E23_Littlefinger_Pt.1_-_Armored_in_Gold.mp3
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Lady Gwyn and Yolkboy examine Ser Jorah Mormont, from his background on Bear Island to days of exile and spy, rise to Queensguard for Daenerys Targaryen, second exile and beyond. An advert from the world of ASoIaF and specially arranged readings complete the episode.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E22_Jorah_-_Twice_Exiled.mp3
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Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn analyse some of the key prophecies from A Song of Ice and Fire, including The Stallion Who Mounts the World and the visions from the House of the Undying, as well as the enigmatic words of characters like Patchface and Quaithe. A song from Dinosaur Feathers and specially arranged readings complete the episode.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E21-_It_is_Written_in_Prophecy.mp3
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Lady Gwyn and Yolkboy analyse the monsters of A Song of Ice and Fire: Gregor Clegane, Qyburn and Ser Robert Strong, with special attention paid to Robert Strong’s role in the upcoming novels. An advert from the world of ASoIaF and specially arranged readings complete the episode.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E20_Qyburn__Robert_Strong_-_He_Can_Do_Horrors.mp3
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Lady Gwyn and Yolkboy look at the politics and intrigue going on in the north following the Red Wedding. From resistance and inheritance to conspiracy and vengeance, we deconstruct the theory popularly known as “The Grand Northern Conspiracy.” Special sections on the culture of the north, Robb’s will, Wyman Manderly, and a look at events at Winterfell, in the crofter’s village and at the Wall. An advert from the world of ASoIaF and specially arranged readings round out the episode.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E19_-_The_North_Remembers.mp3
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Lady Gwyn and Yolkboy look at Theon Greyjoy’s arc from Ned Stark’s ward to pariah of the north and beyond, with special sections on Ramsay Bolton, the hooded man in Winterfell and more! Music from Beige Lunatics, adverts from the world of ASoIaF and specially arranged readings.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E18_Theon_-_Know_Your_Name.mp3
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Lady Gwyn and Yolkboy examine Tywin Lannister, including analyses of his history and the A+J=T theory, and special sections on his roles as politician, military leader and father with special guest Ragnorak.  Music from Aziz al-Doory of History of Westeros, advert from the world of ASoIaF and specially arranged readings round out the episode.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E17_Tywin_-_The_Lion_of_the_West.mp3
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Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn examine Daenerys Targaryen’s arc from helpless commodity to mother of dragons, from conqueror and liberator to mhysa and ruler. With special sections on Dany’s childhood in Braavos and speculation about her upcoming arc in TWoW, music from Karliene, adverts from the world of ASoIaF and specially arranged readings.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E16_Daenerys_-_A_Dragon_Is_No_Slave.mp3
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Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn are joined by guest host BryndenBFish of Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire blog and podcast to present the Battle of Fire in Meereen in a live news, radio play format. With guest appearances by Aziz of History of Westeros, Steven Attewell of Race for the Iron Throne, and Valkyrist of Vassals of Kingsgrave. We explore the political and military situations both inside and outside of Meereen, with close looks at the history of Slaver’s Bay, the Unsullied and the sellsword companies, as well as what we know about the battle itself and our predictions for what happens next! Spoilers for all books and unpublished material from The Winds of Winter.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E15_The_Battle_of_Fire_-_A_Red_Dawn.mp3
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Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn examine the quintessential knight of ASoIaF - Barristan Selmy. A look at his legendary status, his arc through the books as a non PoV character, and his emergence as PoV in ADwD. We also give special consideration to the Kingsguard, and wrap up our series on knighthood. Readings, music from Westorhyme, an advert from Westeros and more!

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E14_Barristan_-_A_White_Knight.mp3
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We recently guested with History of Westeros podcast to review Season 5 of HBO's GoT! 

Links to individual episodes on YouTube are below. Episodes can also be downloaded in audio only format via History of Westeros on itunes

S5E01: The Wars to Come

S5E02: The House of Black and White 

S5E03: High Sparrow

S5E04: Sons of the Harpy

S5E05: Kill the Boy

S5E06: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

S5E07: The Gift

S5E08: Hardhome

S5E09: The Dance of Dragons

S5E10: Mother's Mercy

S5 Wrap Up Awards Show

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yolkboy and Lady Gwyn offer analysis and theories on the Maid of Tarth, continuing a series on themes of knighthood and including a close look at Brienne’s relationship with Jaime, her possible relationship to a knight from Westeros’ past, travels through the Riverlands, experiences at the Whispers and the Crossroads Inn, and more! Readings, adverts, and music from Irish Moutarde round out the episode.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E13_Brienne_-_In_This_Light_a_Beauty.mp3
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yolkboy and Lady Gwyn look at the golden twins, Jaime and Cersei Lannister. Including a close look at their relationship, Jaime’s redemption arc, Cersei’s relationship with power and the valonqar prophesy. Readings, music from Beefy, advert from Westeros and more!

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E12_Jaime__Cersei_-_Two_Halves_of_a_Whole.mp3
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Lady Gwyn and yolkboy look at Sandor Clegane’s arc in ASoIaF, with special contributions from members of the Sandor Clegane re-read project at westeros.org. Including an overview, special analyses of Sandor’s relationships with Gregor, Sansa and Arya, and a close look at the Sandor=Gravedigger theory. Readings, music from the fandom, advert from Westeros and more!

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E11_Sandor_-_A_Knights_Honour.mp3
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yolkboy and Lady Gwyn analyse Catelyn's arc, particularly the themes of motherhood, despair and madness. A close look at the Red Wedding and Lady Stoneheart round out the episode. Readings, pseudo adverts, music from Karliene and more!

 

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E10_Catelyn_-_A_Mothers_Madness.mp3
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Lady Gwyn and yolkboy take on the Brotherhood without Banners. We look at their origins and their parallels with a real world outlaw gang, examine a secret identity theory you may have missed, break down the action in the Riverlands in AFfC and ADwD and wrap it up with a "where are they now?" segment. Readings, a pseudo advert, Lady Gwyn's musical debut and more!

 

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E09_The_Brotherhood_Without_Banners_-_The_Last_Kings_Men.mp3
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Lady Gwyn and yolkboy look at the Long Night of ancient times. We examine all the textual clues, including some new hints from TWoIaF, but this episode is also full of speculation on the history and nature of the Others, the Night's Watch, Lightbringer, the Last Hero, Azor Ahai and more. With exclusive music from Robb Dylan and readings set to specially arranged music. Join us for a journey into Westeros' murky past!

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E08_-_Fear_is_for_the_Long_Night.mp3
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Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn look at Stannis Baratheon with special guest Jeff Hartline, aka BryndenBFish. Analysis of his personality and military abilities, including segments on his humour and his principal advisers Davos and Melisandre. Music from Westorhyme, readings set to specially arranged music and more!

 

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E07_Stannis_-_A_Just_Man.mp3
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Following up on R+L=J, yolkboy and Lady Gwyn take a close look at Jon Snow. Analysis of his leadership, his fate after ADwD and a discussion of Jon's romance with Ygritte with special guest DogLover. Music from The Adam Brown, specially arranged readings set to music and more!

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E06_Jon_Snow_-_Only_the_Cold.mp3
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Presenting the popular R+L=J theory, yolkboy and Lady Gwyn analyse the evidence, present theories on how it came to pass, and speculate what its significance to the plot might be. We also welcome special guest Ygrain to discuss Jon's similarities to Lyanna and Rhaegar. Music from Joel Murray, specially arranged readings set to music and more!

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E05_RLJ_-_A_Dragon_a_Wolf_and_a_Rose.mp3
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Yolkboy travels to WorldCon (LonCon) to report on GRRM’s latest reading. Extensive notes were taken, and are presented here, of ‘Sons of the Dragon’ from the fake history book ‘Fire & Blood’. There’s an interview with Elio & Linda, owners of Westeros.org forum and wiki and co-authors of GRRM's new book ‘The World of Ice and Fire’. Yolkboy also meets Ser Mountain Goat, founding organiser of TitanCon and the animated ASoIaF timeline project. Finally an interview with X-Ray, baroness of GRRM fangroup the 'Brotherhood without Banners’, regarding the organisation and her history with GRRM. Music from the fandom and a lot more!

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E04_-_A_WorldCon_of_Ice_and_Fire.mp3
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Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn analyse Melisandre of Asshai and theorise on her origins, identity and magical abilities. Using specially arranged readings to present key sections, we discuss Melisandre's character and her flame readings. Music from the fandom and more! 

Direct download: Radio20Westeros20E0320Melisandre20-20A20Red2C20Red20Star.mp3
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Looking at Sansa Stark, yolkboy and Lady Gwyn analyse Sansa's arc and theorise on the direction it might be taking. Using specially arranged readings to present key sections, we discuss themes of mercy and identity as well as Sansa's connection to Sandor Clegane, her sister Arya and Petyr Baelish. We also offer an original theory regarding Sandor's bloody kingsguard cloak, and welcome special guest brashcandy, representing the Sansa: From Pawn to Player project. Music from the fandom and more!

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E02_Sansa_-_A_Song_of_Innocence.mp3
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Looking at Arya Stark in The Winds of Winter, yolkboy and Lady Gwyn analyse Arya in her new role with Izembaro. The recent gift chapter reveals themes of sexuality, identity and (as the chapter title indicates) mercy. Using specially arranged readings to present key sections, we discuss Arya's identity, the role she plays in "The Bloody Hand" and why we think Needle makes an appearance late in the chapter. We also offer our unique speculation about Arya's future and a new role her Faceless Men training could be preparing her for.

Direct download: Radio_Westeros_E01_Arya_-_A_Gift_of_Mercy.mp3
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