A.Ron and Anthony talk about A.Ron’s chin and compare Littlefinger to Amos (from the Expanse). Entertainment reporter Kim Renfro discusses Jon’s relationship to Cat and Arya. She also reports on HBO’s prequels. Steve and Anthony discuss Mel, Craster, and the best way to poison someone at church.
Psychologist Greg Webster offers analysis of the Hound, Arya, Ned, Benjen, and you! Steve and Anthony answer email and question the life choices of Ned. Anthony suggests an alternative theory about what Ned should have done. Theme song: Game of Thrones (80’s TV Theme) by Highway Superstar Join the discussion: email@example.com | Forums Follow us: Instagram | LeDonneBooks.com…
A.Ron and Anthony mancrush on Tyrion for almost an hour. Steve reflects on Ned’s passing and Dany’s magical know-how. Does she know that she won’t burn on the pyre? Heather checks in to discuss the pros and cons of sweaty men.
Aron is back! Jan Doolittle Wilson talks disability relative to Bran, Tyrion, Jaime, and Hodor. Steve preps for the big climax of season 1. Aron and Anthony compare and contrast the Lannister brothers. Anthony answers an email about alternative narratives.
Anthony finally gets to talk about his favorite character! Lisa Woolfork talks about Sam and Arya. Robert Rouse talks about chapter 7 and discusses medieval travel narratives and cartography. Steve and Anthony get deep into the plot and themes of season one. Gregory Webster explores Arya’s complex identity. Anthony suggests four ways that Roman religion influenced Martin’s world: why is the number seven significant?
Gregory Webster and Don Riggs join Anthony to discuss Catelyn’s motives (both seen and unseen). Steve Ausburne talks about trial by combat, eating horse hearts, and falling from the moondoor. After talking with Chad about the maesters, Anthony dives deep into dragons as presented in medieval bestiaries.
Linguist David Peterson, the inventor of Dothraki and High Valyrian, is featured this week (just an excerpt from a longer interview). Before that, Stephanie Barbé Hammer talks (ch.5) Jon I and Steve Ausburne talks about episode 5. After talking with David Peterson, Anthony delves into Irish-Catholic werewolves.
Anthony and Chad ponder the friendship between Ned and Robert (are they really friends?) and the virtue/cowardice of Samwell Tarley. Steve considers Catelyn’s capture of Tyrion and does a deep dive into Rodrik Cassel’s sideburns.
We did it! It’s been an epic journey of Tolkien proportions trying to cover The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but we didn’t go it alone. The Bald Move Frodo found their Sam in commissioner “Epic Mouthful”, who hefted us up on their back and carried us up the nearly 3-hour Mt. Doom of a podcast that this turned out to be. Join us on the podcast for the final chapter of our Lord of the Rings coverage!
Bald Move introduces “Game of Thrones 2: Electric Bookaloo”, with host Anthony Le Donne. This is a ten episode bookcentric podcast that also reviews the first season of Game of Thrones with comic Steve Ausburne.