Medievalist Danielle Alesi covers the introduction to Mirri Maz Duur! Anthony shares a new insight on the House of the Dragon casting controversy.
Anthony watches through his fingers as a pussy Jorah gets the knife. Steve revels in the Jon and Dany build up. Then Anthony interviews Jason from Podcastica about Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon.
Mathematician Pádraig MacCarron has charted the character relationships in A Song of Ice and Fire. Anthony does his best to keep up. Also, Jon gets a fancy sword. Pádraig also helps to theorize the true identity of Mormont’s raven.
A.Ron, Jim, and Anthony discuss the new House of the Dragon trailer. Then comic Steve Ausburne reacts to Samwell’s barf montage and the Ed Sheeran cameo.
We’ve got hopes as high as the budget. HOTD caps their budget at a humble $20 million per episode. Meanwhile, Bezos goes full tilt funneling $500 million into The Rings of Power. For comparison, Peter Jackson made the LOTR trilogy with an average of $94 million per movie, modest by today’s high fantasy standards. Fans of fictitious languages, HOTD will have something to tickle your articulators. Will TROP and HOTD be friends, or fight on the streaming playground? Who knows, maybe they’ll both be bad and we can commiserate on Reddit.
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Comic Steve Ausburne emotes about the season six finale. Medievalist Brian Pavlac explains how kings were selected after a dynasty ends (with a different take on how the show ends!). Then Anthony answers listener feedback.
Electric Bookaloo hosts our first ever roundtable discussion. Guests include Stephanie Barbé Hammer, Iain MacInnes, and Jan Doolittle Wilson to cover Cat’s negotiations with Walder Frey. I.e. this roundtable sets the table for the Red Wedding.
Professor Chad is back to talk about the final Ned POV. Then Anthony posits his most egregious bit of Varys propaganda yet: Varys is GRRM’s Bilbo Baggins.
A deep dive into Battle of the Bastards
Prof. Brian Pavlac explains how oaths fealty worked between lords and kings. Then Steve accidentally predicts Tyrion’s final scene in the show.