Dr. Ken Mondshein (war historian) explains how the Dothraki could have taken Westeros and how Westerosi knights might have defended a Dothraki invasion. Steve ponders trial by combat. And Carolyne Larrington reveals Martin’s inspiration for the moondoor.
Dr. Jason Eberl covers the street fight between Ned and Jaime. Steve riffs on Davos’ folksy wisdom monologues. Anthony talks about ethnicity and representation in fantasy.
Oxford Medievalist Carolyne Larrington is back to cover Cat’s arrival at the Eyrie. Steve updates his power rankings for who will sit the Iron Throne. And Dr. Gregory Webster suggests that Sweet Robin has supernatural psychic ability.
Anthony and Chad debate the ethics of assassination with the prospect of war in view. Steve and Anthony continue to wrestle with Jaime’s character development. Then Jan Wilson offers a different take on Jaime’s complicated personality.
Elio Garcia reveals his pet theory about Varys’ (evolving) motives. Steve and Anthony debate the plausibility of Jaime’s character redemption. Anthony chats with Yannick from Belgium about adopting female role models.
Jan Wilson and Anthony cover the bloodiest chapter yet and dive deep into Tyrion’s “inner-asshole.” Steve is flabbergasted at the death of Joffrey. Anthony talks about Tyrion’s suicidal ideations and compares him with Jonah.
Chad and Anthony argue over the (first) Clegane Bowl. Steve hates the new Daario actor. Anthony talks about a medieval king who was deposed from his throne for obesity.
Anthony and A.Ron exchange their expectations about HBO’s House of the Dragon. Steve answers listener feedback. And book-guru Carl Nellis recommends several fantasy novels for your summer reading list.
Linda Antonsson (GRRM’s co-author) covers the Hand’s Tourney. Medievalist Jana Mathews talks more about guest right. Steve and Anthony dissect the intricacies of the season three finale. And Anthony talks about named weapons in medieval literature and Game of Thrones.
Medievalist Jana Mathews talks about the Scotish history that inspired the Red Wedding. Carl Nellis of the “Lore” podcast covers Catelyn’s arrest of Tyrion. Steve reacts to the “The Rains of Castamere.” Anthony discusses the character of dwarfs in medieval literature. Theme song: Game of Thrones (80’s TV Theme) by Highway Superstar Join the discussion: Email |…