Category Archives: Episodes

EPISODE 55 – TWOW PRIMER, PART 2 – JOURNEYS

Our series recapping all the arcs, threads, and theories of what will be happening in the beginning of TWoW continues with a look at some characters we expect to be making Journeys in TWoW. We begin with Bran, north of the Wall, then visit Arya in Braavos and Sansa in the Vale, and conclude with Davos and Rickon. Along the way we address who is Coldhands, why Arya will need yet another new identity early in TWoW, a tourney in the Vale, and why fans are convinced Davos and Rickon are on Skagos. All this and more, as we refresh our view of what’s going on with the Stark siblings.

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EPISODE 54 –TWOW PRIMER, PART 1 — IN THE NORTH

Our series recapping all the arcs, threads, and theories of what will be happening in the beginning of TWoW begins in the North. We visit the icy crofter’s village to catch up with Theon and Asha, and discuss Stannis’ future, before moving on to Melisandre and Jon at Castle Black. Who really wrote the Pink Letter? What will be happening there as TWoW begins? All this and more, as we refresh our view of what’s going on in the North.

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EPISODE 53 — THE LEECHMAN’S SON

In this episode we analyze the prologue from A Storm of Swords, including a look at Chett’s background, a walk through of the prologue chapter itself, and a detailed look at the Fist of the First Men and what happened to the men of the Night’s Watch after the end of Chett’s chapter until the final time we see him on page.

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EPISODE 52 — W/HISTORY OF WESTEROS — THE DANCE OF THE DRAGONS, PT.2

Lady Gwyn and Aziz from History of Westeros continue a series analyzing the Dance of the Dragons. In this episode we explore the opening moves of the conflict, efforts at diplomacy, and the events that led to full scale civil war. Mini sections on Aegon II, the dragons, and the real world history that influenced GRRM complete the episode.

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EPISODE 51 — WE CAN BE HEROES

In this episode we explore the heroes in ASoIaF, asking the question “What makes a hero?” and exploring the hero’s journey, themes of mentoring and subversion, and the many types of heroes we see in the story. An epic advert, the usual words, readings, and THE RETURN OF A LONG AWAITED HERO complete the episode.

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EPISODE 50 — VISERYS — THE BEGGAR KING

In this episode we explore Viserys Targaryen’s early life and experience as a child in the midst of Robert’s Rebellion. his exile in Essos, and the final year of his life as we’re introduced to him in AGoT and follow his decline all the way to Vaes Dothrak. An analysis of his role in the greater story plus the usual readings and an unusual advert from Essos complete the episode.

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EPISODE 49 — CRESSEN — THE MAESTER’S COLLAR

In this episode we explore Maester Cressen’s prologue from ACoK, including the function of the chapter, Cressen’s life and death, a brief history of Dragonstone, dramatic readings and an advert from Westeros, and more!

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EPISODE 48 — PATE — GOLD FOR IRON

An episode all about the Pate prologue from AFfC, where we explore how news travels in the world of ASoIaF, the introduction of the brand new setting of Oldtown, identity mysteries and more!

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EPISODE 47 — WILL — WE SHOULD START BACK

In this episode we go right back to the beginning of the series, analyzing the Will Prologue from AGoT and looking closely at the role of prologues in epic fantasy, the characters we meet in the chapter, the Others, the Night’s Watch, and the major themes of death and fear in ASoIaF. 

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EPISODE 46 — LYANNA — THE WOLF MAID

Lady Gwyn presents an analysis of Lyanna Stark including her childhood and family background at Winterfell, the Tourney of Harrenhal and the politics that surrounded it, her disappearance with Rhaegar Targaryen, and her eventual death in the Red Mountains of Dorne. Theories, readings, adverts, and a song from the fandom complete the episode.

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