Tag Archives: Oldtown

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 61 – TWOW PRIMER, PART 7 – THE REACH

We head to the Reach to catch up on what’s been going there — from ironborn raiding to Sam Tarly’s arrival in Oldtown. After taking a long look at the events described in the TWoW preview chapter The Forsaken, we go on to discuss what might be happening early in TWoW, with a naval battle about to take place in the Redwyne Straits.

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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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