Category Archives: Radio Westeros

EPISODE 74 — W/HISTORY OF WESTEROS — THE DANCE OF THE DRAGONS, PT.5

The fifth installment of our collaboration with History of Westeros is here, and the Dying of the Dragons is the theme of the day. In this episode we revisit several locations where some of the decisive events of the war occur — Harrenhal, Tumbleton, and Dragonstone— and things continue to fall apart for House Targaryen.

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EPISODE 73 – DRAGONS

In this brand new episode we begin a series on the magical creatures of ASOIAF with an in depth look at dragons! Join us as we take you through the history of dragons, their background in the series, and how they’ve shaped the world of Westeros, as well as a complete catalog of every dragon from the mists of legend through the present!

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EPISODE 72 – BLACKWATER, PART 2 – A SONG OF SIEGE AND FIRE

In this second part of our action-packed look at the Battle of Blackwater we follow Tyrion Lannister into battle, discuss the real-life historical influences behind the conflict, and consider the aftermath of the conflict, from the immediate cost to both sides, to its impact on the War of the Five Kings and beyond. 

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EPISODE 71 – BLACKWATER, PART I – THE CLASH OF KINGS

We’re revisiting the epic Battle of the Blackwater, with a pair of immersive episodes designed to bring the action to your ears! In part one we cover what the battle will mean to our major characters, and run through all the preparations made by each side. The battle commences with Davos sailing into the Blackwater Rush and Stannis preparing to cross the river. Special readings and adverts from Westeros complete the episode. Join us on an explosive journey into the heart of a legendary battle!

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EPISODE 70 – MERRETT – A RIGHT TO VENGEANCE

In this episode all about the epilogue of ASoS, we look at the story of Merrett Frey, how the chapter functions in ASoIaF, and the stunning introduction of a reanimated Catelyn Stark. Sections on the foreshadowing for Lady Stoneheart, the history and meaning of Oldstones, and the role of vengeance in ASoIaF complete the episode. https://www.patreon.com/radiowesteros

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EPISODE 69 – OBERYN – THE RED VIPER

Oberyn Martell blazes across the pages of A Storm of Swords. The first Dornish character we meet in the flesh dies before he can achieve his goals… or does he? His impact on the story is lasting, and his backstory is fascinating. Join us as we explore the life and times of the Red Viper of Dorne, and consider what a legacy of vengeance really means.

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Episode 68 – We Three Kings

The final three Targaryen Kings — Aegon V, Jaehaerys II, and Aerys II — ruled collectively for more than 50 years, and their reigns were all influenced to some extent by dragon dreams, prophecies, and the Blackfyre issue. Join us as we follow those threads through the final decades of Targaryen rule in the Seven Kingdoms — including an analysis of the tragedy at Summerhall — and speculate what the histories might reveal to us about the present and future of House Targaryen in ASoIaF.

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EPISODE 67 – SAMWELL – IF IT’S CHAINS YOU WANT

In this episode we dive deep into the arc of Samwell Tarly — the closest thing to a self insert by GRRM in ASoIaF. We explore themes of growth, heroism, courage, family dysfunction and more as we follow Sam from childhood in the Reach, to the Wall and beyond, and back to Oldtown. We also recap some Tarly family history and discuss the literary inspirations of this important character. 

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EPISODE 66 – KEVAN LANNISTER

In this episode we delve into Kevan Lannister– from his early life, including family backstory, to his role in the main series, and his impact on the story, in life and death. Includes a thorough analysis of his single point of view chapter, the ADwD Epilogue, and our ideas about what might come next. Support: https://www.patreon.com/radiowesteros

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EPISODE 65 – TWOW PRIMER, PART 10 – IN THE DOTHRAKI SEA

In the final installment of our TWoW Primer series we recap Daenerys Targaryen’s ADwD arc from Meereen to the Dothraki Sea, and discuss what might happen next for her, including when and how we think she’ll return to Meereen. We also take a long look at who she’ll encounter in her city when she finally returns– from familiar faces to new arrivals– and when she might finally head to Westeros.

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