At long last, Steve and Anthony complete the journey they began on Electric Bookaloo over two years ago. Steve’s first viewing of “The Iron Throne” is nothing less than astounding. Anthony tries and fails to gather his wits in response. Also, medievalist Brian Pavlac answers a question about dragon legends.
Medieval historian Iain MacInnes joins Anthony to talk about Castles and King’s Landing. Then Steve does his first viewing of “The Bells.”
Steve and Anthony discuss errant Starbucks coffee cups and misguided appeals to Cersei’s better nature. But what could be overlooked in this episode is a stunning and compelling irony: Sansa betrays Jon in order to elevate him. It’s a brilliant plot flourish that only Game of Thrones can pull off.
No spoilers! But Steve and Anthony have viewed the first episode of House of the Dragon. Both were impressed and are optimistic about the show going forward.
New House of the Dragon trailer! Then Steve does his first watch of the Long Night (803).
Insider Reporter Kim Renfro joins Double Dragon to discuss House of the Dragon and the new Jon Snow project. Then Steve watches “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” for the first time.
This week Kavita Mudan Finn (PhD, Oxford) talks House of the Dragon. Then comic Steve Ausburne discusses his very first viewing of GOT 801 (Winterfell). Is this the best start to a final season ever? Finally, Kavita answers a question about racial perception in Medieval Europe.
Double Dragon is a House of the Dragon podcast. It features a stand-up comic and the author of two books on Game of Thrones. It also features university professors who specialize in medieval history and literature.