Tag Archives: Heroes

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 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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