This week we wrap season 9 of Electric Bookaloo with a HOTD centric pod. A.Ron and Anthony take listener questions and Dr. Jeffrey Chown discusses HOTD’s place in the history of long-form television.
Tyrion and Varys discuss power and riddles. So do Anthony and Arthur. Do Arthur a solid and visit www.kynsports.co.uk to fill out his survey re: women’s sports coverage.
Medievalist Jana Matthews explains Robb’s peace terms (they suck) and historian Iain MacInnes explains hostage taking. Anthony and Iain also share their favorite scenes from House of the Dragon.
Professor Andrew Howe joins Anthony to discuss the new Jon Snow sequel and Jon’s first POV chapter in ACOK. Then Anthony’s friend Melanie joins the podcast to challenge his three rules about dragon magic.
It’s Cristes Mæsse in the Court of King Arthur! Anthony and Carol Parish Jamison cover David Lowery’s 2021 gem: “The Green Knight.” This film explores the intricacies of gift-giving, knighthood, and dirty tricks.
Dr. Valerie Garver (NIU) explains Arya’s advantages and disadvantages as she travels north and talks a bit about wolf lore. Then Dr. Iain MacInnis (UHI) helps Anthony explore the origins of dragon lore. Have a look at Val’s book!
Arthur Njamfa returns to discuss Bran’s claustrophobic childhood, the magical properties of the comet, and Naruto-inspired sprinting. Then Anthony provides his official season one review of House of the Dragon.
Is Varys really for the realm? Was Shae a spy from the beginning? Pádraig MacCarron returns to discuss Tyrion’s first POV in A Clash of Kings. Then Arthur Njamfa challenges Maester Anthony’s leal service to the House of the Dragon fandom.
Sansa is now a pup alone, surrounded by lions. Joffrey is a monster and Cersei rules in his name. Will Ned’s daughter be savvy enough to recognize the Hound and Tyrion as allies? Jan Doolittle Wilson returns to talk it over. Then historian Iain MacInnis discusses House of the Dragon and historical parallels.
The Arya roadshow begins! Author Stephanie Hammer joins the program to talk about Arya’s development in A Clash of Kings. Then Anthony and Steve talk about the rules of dragon magic.