Tag Archives: Politics

EPISODE 28 – ROBERT – DEMON OF THE TRIDENT

Lady Gwyn and yolkboy analyze Robert Baratheon and Robert’s Rebellion with special guest SomethingLikeaLawyer from the Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire blog. We begin with a close look at Robert’s background and the political context of the rebellion, followed by an in depth examination of the players and battles of the war that changed the face of Westeros. We wrap things up with an assessment of Robert’s reign, and our usual readings and two PSAs from Westeros round out the episode.

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EPISODE 27 – NED – FOR LOVE AND HONOR

Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn examine the arc of Ned Stark and his legacy in the novels. From the frozen North to the Red Keep and beyond, we explore the politics of Ned’s lifetime with special attention paid to his honor, judgement, history and role as a family man. Our usual readings and advert from Westeros round out the episode.

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EPISODE 25 – THE BLACKFYRE CONSPIRACY – WRIT IN BLOOD

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.

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EPISODE 23 – LITTLEFINGER, PART ONE – ARMORED IN GOLD

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.

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EPISODE 19 – THE NORTH REMEMBERS

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.

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EPISODE 17 – TYWIN – THE LION OF THE WEST

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 of History of Westeros, advert from the world of ASoIaF and specially arranged readings round out the episode.

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EPISODE 15 – THE BATTLE OF FIRE – A RED DAWN

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.

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