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.
Jan Doolittle Wilson returns to discuss Dany’s first steps into politics. Qarth is a welcome oasis, but trust no one!
Arya finds herself in the darkest possible place. Torture, rape, and senseless murder are before her daily as Gregor Clegane goes to work. Tara Jenkins returns to talk about the psychological impact.
Jason Eberl rejoins the discussion of Tyrion’s moral development. Arthur Njamfa pressed the matter of Tyrion’s view of women. Check out Dr. Eberl’s book on Star Wars!
In this special episode, linguist David J. Peterson helps listeners with their body art needs (wanna tattoo in Dothraki?). Also included is a short excerpt of what’s going on over at Double Dragon this week.
Jason Cabassi names his top four GoT episodes and we choose one of these to cover on the first ever “Rushmore Reboot.” Joining the conversation of season 5, episode 8 is historian Danielle Alesi, Comedian Steve Ausburne, and author Anthony Le Donne.
Look out, Theon! That’s not Esgred, that’s your sister! Dr. Thomas Leek (Univ. of Wisconsin) joins for a robust discussion of Theon, Asha Greyjoy, and Ironborn culture.