Tyrion navigates slanderous letters and sour smiths as he prepares for the coming battle of Blackwater Bay. Dr. A. Keith Kelly joins the pod to discuss this and entertain Anthony’s half-baked theory about Podrick’s espionage. Then Dr. Valerie Garver explains the lives of early medieval wards relative to the stories of Theon and Littlefinger.
Arthur Njamfa checks in to discuss the most action-packed chapter yet: Arya IV. Send your tattoo ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. In an upcoming podcast David Peterson will translate phrases into Dothraki or High Valyrian so you can ink them into your flesh.
Friend of the podcast “Jarod the Wise” joins Anthony to talk about the casting and complexion of Corlys Velaryon. Historian Iain MacInnis discusses Jon Snow’s visit to Whitetree.
Daenerys learns Jorah’s backstory, deals with ghosts, and meets Quaithe. Dr. Jeffrey Chown also offers a fan theory re: Dany’s turn to the dark side. Then Kate Olley talks about perceptions of outsiders (both North and East).
A.Ron answers listener feedback re: House of the Dragon. Then the Lorehounds join the podcast to cover Theon’s supergross return to Ironborn culture.
Andrew Howe joins Anthony to talk about Martin’s first common-born POV character: Davos. The Onion Knight’s unique relationship to power, patronage, and House Baratheon bring an all new flavor to the world of Ice and Fire.
A.Ron answers listener questions and Katherine Olley (Oxford) discusses Arya, Yoren, and spooky trees.
This week we wrap season 9 of Electric Bookaloo with a HOTD centric pod. A.Ron and Anthony take listener questions and Dr. Jeffrey Chown discusses HOTD’s place in the history of long-form television.
Tyrion and Varys discuss power and riddles. So do Anthony and Arthur. Do Arthur a solid and visit www.kynsports.co.uk to fill out his survey re: women’s sports coverage.
Medievalist Jana Matthews explains Robb’s peace terms (they suck) and historian Iain MacInnes explains hostage taking. Anthony and Iain also share their favorite scenes from House of the Dragon.