Game of Thrones – “Gods of Thrones” – Introduction

We have a special series of podcasts for you coming out over the next few weeks! Dr. Anthony Le Donne joins me today to talk about the new book we co-authored in the off-season, Gods of Thrones: A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Religions of Ice and Fire, available now on Amazon. The book is filled with fun analysis of the religions, cultures, and characters of Game of Thrones and delves into the real life history and religion that inspired GRRM when creating his world. We discuss our history with Thrones/Song, as well as our book, its tone, our writing process, and our favorite things we learned in our research. We’ll be back next week to talk more Gods of Thrones and take your questions. Later this month we’ll be joined by some of your favorite podcast hosts and writers to host a three part book club-style review of George R.R. Martin’s upcoming historical book on the Targaryens, Fire and Blood!

American Horror Story Podcast – 808 – “Sojourn” – Instant Take

Cecily and A.Ron can’t believe what they’re seeing with the latest episode of FX’s American Horror Story, “Sojourn”! How do you make a Halloween episode that airs on the actual Halloween in a historically fun season of AHS suck like an old school Hoover vacuum? We showed up at Murphy’s house for treats tonight and all we got was stale black licorice. Maybe he gave you full sized Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Email in and tell us all about it for Feedback Friday!

Bald Move TV – The Deuce – 208 – Nobody Has to Get Hurt

Jim and A.Ron are here to gush about the penultimate episode of this season’s The Deuce, “Nobody Has to Get Hurt”. Of course, that means that someone will have to. The person who gets the hammer felt shocking and also inevitable in hindsight. There’s a lot of story left to unfold, the question now is how much resolution will we get and how much will be irrelevant once the show fast forwards to the 80’s. We consider Eileen’s career trajectory, Frankie tempting fate, the fall of House Pimp, and much more. See you back next week!

Bald Move TV – The Romanoffs – 104 – Expectations

Jim and A.Ron have a split decision on the forth episode of Amazon’s The Romanoffs, “Expectations”. A.Ron found it pointless and borderline unwatchable, where Jim was drawn into the human element of Amanda Peet’s Julia struggling to deal with a secret that has been weighing on her conscience for 20 years. Regardless, the episode does feature engaging performances from very likable stars (the previously mentioned Peet, and John Slattery). What did you think? Tell us using the contact info below!

American Horror Story Podcast – 807 – Traitor – Instant Take

Cecily and A.Ron are here to discuss the latest episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse, “Traitor”. A fun episode, which attempts to even out the odds between Michael’s malevolence and Cordelia’s rag-tag and mostly resurrected group of Goode witches and warlocks. There’s also a bit of talk about Mallory being the new Supreme, but we figured that out 2 weeks ago. It was nice seeing Nan raising hell with Papa Legba, too. But mostly it’s just fun watching Joan Collins and Cheyenne Jackson vamp and scarf throw their way through this breezy episode of AHS. Don’t forget we come back in two days for Feedback Friday! See you then…

Bald Move TV – The Deuce – 207 – The Feminism Part

Jim and I checked out the latest episode of HBO’s The Deuce, “The Feminism Part”, and boy, just a lot happened. There’s mob money, murder, attempted murder, betrayals, breakups, Bobby’s kid lost his virginity! The stakes can be as low as Vince losing himself for a few days tending bar in sleepy Vermont towns, or as high as a dead prostitute washing up and into Detective Alston’s case load. That’s life on The Deuce. 

Bald Move TV – The Romanoffs – 103 – House of Special Purpose

Jim and I watched an unexpectedly spooky episode of Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs, “House of Special Purpose”. Starring Christina Hendricks, Jack Huston, and Isabelle Huppert, it’s a tale that asks us whether we believe in ghosts or if one or perhaps more people are actually losing their minds. Does the spell work, and what is Weiner saying about coercive / abusive directors and set environments? Perhaps Hollywood’s legacy of sexual abuse is the spookiest story of all? And despite the super serious subject matter, we also find time to pitch a sequel to Twister, somehow, because of Paul Riser? Perhaps it is us losing our minds after all.

American Horror Story Podcast – 806 – Return to Murder House – Instant Take

A.Ron and Cecily have a lot of fun with American Horror Story’s “Return to Murder House”. It’s a lot of demonic exposition, but it’s nice to see the work load spread among the Harmon family and Constance Langdon. We get the devilish details of Michael growing up, from murderous toddler to rapid-grown Son of Satan, and a lot of those deets are truly disturbing and diabolical. It’s not all work and no play; several of the restless ghosts of Murder House finally get happy endings. What did you all think? Let us know, cause we’ll be back for Feedback Friday!