Be CAREFUL about SPOILERS!! Jim and A.Ron care about you, so don’t look things up on the Internet. Get a first look at the number of episodes, the scope of the story, and one of the returning directors. Not enough HOTD for you? Don’t worry, there are spin-offs headed your way! Keep it leal.
Jason Cabassi names his top four GoT episodes and we choose one of these to cover on the first ever “Rushmore Reboot.” Joining the conversation of season 5, episode 8 is historian Danielle Alesi, Comedian Steve Ausburne, and author Anthony Le Donne.
Steve and Anthony discuss off-season news for House of the Dragon. Then Anthony is joined by the Bald Move boys and Hammer-of-Gods Evan to pound out our new HOTD-fantasy league.
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.
Steve and Anthony discuss the major differences between book and show in House of the Dragon. Then Anthony previews A Clash of Kings with Katherine Olley, Jason Eberl, and J.J. Hollenback. HT Jason Eberl: Portrait of El Primo.
Kim Renfro, entertainment reporter for Insider and co-host of A Cast of Kings joins A.Ron to talk about the book reader perspective on this season of HOTD. We talk the impact of the Song of Ice and Fire prophecy on the show and how it might connect with the other GOT spinoff series, compare notes on what it’s like to be the book reader with a non-reader co-host, discuss GRRM finishing the books and debate the wisdom of rebooting the original Game of Thrones series. We wrap things up with some well marked spoiler speculation on the fate of Laenor Velaryon!
Hot-stove HOTD is heating up! But first, let’s hand out awards with NFL analyst Fran Duffy. Then religion expert Brenden Walsh helps Anthony gear up for the new season of Electric Bookaloo.
It was a tale of two houses, one Green and the other Black. To our delight, the GOT universe made a triumphant return to the small screen. From enormous time jumps, rotating cast members, and a great expansion on lore, I think we can agree the season pulled off some impressive plays. As we eagerly await the next season, let’s dive back into the first once again.
Now that the first season is in the rear view, let’s talk about it! Should you read the books? Who took the first shot in this war? Were the Targaryens always fated to fight? Can a rider breathe at dragon cruising altitude? Is Aemond a warrior or idiot kid who can’t control his emotions? King Jimhaerys and Ser A.Ron are here to impart their wisdom.
In the House of the Dragon finale (season one) we see Rhaenyra embrace her inner dragon and Vhagar embrace Lucerys with his jaws. Also, remember Jack Palance?