Tag Archives: Politics

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.

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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.

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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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