Is Mirri Maz Duur homicidal? Or is she just misunderstood? Gender studies specialist Jan Doolittle Wilson is back to interpret MMD. Then Anthony reads an email from GRRM’s co-author Elio Garcia
Arthur Njamfa discusses Dany’s designs on conquest. Steve and Anthony argue over Hold-the-Door time travel. Then medievalist Carol Jamison talks about Hodor’s place in the story.
Dr. Shiloh Carroll talks about Dany’s relationship to the Dosh Kaleen. Steve does two impressions: Paul Lynde arguing with Stannis. Kavita points to the Shakespearian inspirations for Cersei.
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.
Oxford medievalist Carolyne Larrington covers one of Dany’s most important decisions. Jana Mathews explains heraldry. Comic Steve Ausburne revels in Varys’ most haunting scene.
A.Ron and Anthony talk trial by combat. Jan Wilson and Anthony discuss Dany’s wedding night and the seeds planted for her larger story. Steve anticipates Sam’s probable death, pirates, and monster trucks.