Tag Archives: War

EPISODE 72 – BLACKWATER, PART 2 – A SONG OF SIEGE AND FIRE

In this second part of our action-packed look at the Battle of Blackwater we follow Tyrion Lannister into battle, discuss the real-life historical influences behind the conflict, and consider the aftermath of the conflict, from the immediate cost to both sides, to its impact on the War of the Five Kings and beyond. 

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EPISODE 71 – BLACKWATER, PART I – THE CLASH OF KINGS

We’re revisiting the epic Battle of the Blackwater, with a pair of immersive episodes designed to bring the action to your ears! In part one we cover what the battle will mean to our major characters, and run through all the preparations made by each side. The battle commences with Davos sailing into the Blackwater Rush and Stannis preparing to cross the river. Special readings and adverts from Westeros complete the episode. Join us on an explosive journey into the heart of a legendary battle!

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EPISODE 64 — W/HISTORY OF WESTEROS — THE DANCE OF THE DRAGONS, PT.4

In this installment of our collaboration things really start to fall apart for House Targaryen. We cover the campaigns in the Riverlands, the events at Bitterbridge and Tumbleton, and the situation at King’s Landing, The green army crumbles, while the black hold on power is disintegrating. Join us for this next chapter in the story of the Dance of the Dragons!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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EPISODE 40 – BALON – I AM THE GREYJOY

Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn analyze Balon Greyjoy, from his youth and his first rebellion to the King who masterminded the ironborn takeover of the North during the War of the Five Kings.

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EPISODE 37 – Wot5K, pt 3 – AND THEN THERE WAS ONE

Lady Gwynhyfvar and yolkboy return with the final part of their analysis of the War of the Five Kings. This episode covers the fate of the remaining claimants to the Iron Throne, the conclusion of the war, and its aftermath. The usual words and readings complete the episode.

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EPISODE 35 – Wot5K, pt 2 – FIVE KINGS

yolkboy and Lady Gwynhyfvar return with part two of their analysis of the War of the Five Kings. In this episode we cover the action in the Riverlands, North, Iron Islands, Stormlands and Crownlands, with special focus on the Battle of Blackwater and its aftermath. Also included are our usual readings and an advert from Westeros.

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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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