Dr. Iain MacInnis considers historical analogues to Jon Snow.
This Jon chapter offers the best evidence yet that Bran is communicating from the future. Magic is afoot at the foot of the Fist of the First Men. Anthony is joined by Melanie, Jarod, and Robyn to discuss. Stephanie Barbé Hammer talks about her new book. Participate in Steph’s zoom class!
Dr. Jana Matthews suggests a historical analogue for Brienne of Tarth.
Fare thee well Renly! We see one of the most powerful pieces removed from the board by way of dark magic. Keith and Braedon Kelly break down this hinge chapter.
Introducing my new short-form podcast, “Maester Class.” Anthony discusses wedding rituals and does some haphazard Sansa-Sandor shipping.
Sansa is made to pay for Robb’s growing legend. After dealing with Joffrey’s misplaced wrath, she must test her wits with Tyrion for the first time. Joining the discussion this week: Dr. Valerie Garver, Dr. Gabrielle Storey, and Dr. Carol Parish Jamison.
Catelyn’s hope for peace dies again as she witnesses Renly and Stannis at loggerheads. Joining to discuss: Drs. Gabrielle Storey, Carol Parrish Jamison, and Valerie Garver. Indulge with Dr. Storey’s book! Revel in Dr. Jamison’s book! Luxuriate in Dr. Garver’s book!
A.Ron dives deep into Faceless Man religion, Bloody Mummers, and Arya’s impact on the fate of the realm.
Philip Haberkern (Boston University) explains the difference between power and authority as we revisit the happiest Tyrion chapter.
What’s the deal with Jojen? Pádraig MacCarron of the University of Limerick discusses his fevered origin story, his odd relationship to time, and his ultimate fate. Also Bran is in this chapter too.