Boston University’s Philip Haberkern answers a question about religious violence in a world of religious pluralism.
Tyrion seizes the opportunity to wed Joffrey to the very bedable Margaery Tyrell. Cersei feels the remnants of her political power slipping away and Littlefinger climbs another rung of the ladder. This is the first of two interviews with Professor Jan Dolittle Wilson about Tyrion’s peak in A Clash of Kings.
In Clash, Meera Reed claims that her father’s castle moves. Archeological evidence from iron-age crannogs might provide some clues.
Is Jojen a good interpreter of dreams? And what’s the deal with medieval werewolves? Phil Haberkern is back to talk about all this and more. Then Pádraig MacCarron considers whether fighting with a net is chivalrous.
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.