Tag Archives: Politics

EPISODE 58 — W/HISTORY OF WESTEROS — THE DANCE OF THE DRAGONS, PT.3

In this installment of our collaboration with History of Westeros, we cover more dragons dancing (and dying), and more death, destruction, and disappointment in the Targaryen civil war. We also discuss some real world history parallels and make a few more chess metaphors!

Listen

Download

EPISODE 57 – TWOW PRIMER, PART 4 – KING’S LANDING

The fourth installment of our TWoW Primer takes us to King’s Landing. We’ll recap Cersei’s arc and the political situation there, including a review of Kevan Lannister’s ADwD Epilogue chapter. Following a discussion on where things might be going for Cersei and the capital in TWoW, we review some small mysteries we hope to see resolved!

Listen

Download

 

 

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.

Listen

Download

 

 

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.

Listen

Download

 

EPISODE 45 — W.HISTORY OF WESTEROS — THE DANCE OF THE DRAGONS, PT.1

Lady Gwyn and Aziz from History of Westeros host the first of a co-produced series analyzing the Dance of the Dragons. In this episode we explore the real world influences for the saga, as well as the root causes and conflicts that led to the Targaryen civil war.

Listen

Download

 

EPISODE 33 – Wot5K, pt 1 – THE WOLF & THE LION

yolkboy and Lady Gwynhyfvar present the first of a multi-part analysis of the War of the Five Kings, the conflict which drives much of the action in A Song of Ice and Fire. In this episode we cover the players and their backgrounds, and the origins and opening salvos of the conflict. Quotes from the text and messages from Westeros complete the episode.

Listen here

Download here

EPISODE 32 – RENLY – THE COPPER KING

Lady Gwyn and yolkboy analyze the life of Renly Baratheon, the third Baratheon brother and self proclaimed King of the Seven Kingdoms, from his youth to his time as Master of Laws, and his brief reign and early death, with special attention paid to the politics the led to his campaign to win the throne. The usual readings and an advert from Westeros complete the episode.

Listen here

Download here

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.

Listen here!

Download here

 

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.

Listen here!

Download here

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.

Listen here!

Download here