This is a Bronn-heavy episode as Iain MacInnes covers Tyrion VI. Steve and Anthony talk about Frankenstien typology relative to episode 503. Anthony explores the various (contradictory?) ways to become a knight.
Anthony and Chad take a trip up north and check in with the politics at the Wall. Steve chooses an ASOIAF religion and negotiates his feelings about the Dorne plot. Iain MacInnes talks about militaristic orders and the Night’s Watch.
Season five kicks off with a professorial double dip. Anthony talks duels with Dr. Iain McInnes and then covers Tyrion’s first trial with Dr. Curtis Runstedler. Steve is loving the new Jon Snow storyline. And Anthony begins his deep dive into trial by combat.
Arthur Njamfa covers Tyrion’s imprisonment at the Eyrie. Steve discusses Sam’s libido and Tyrion’s post-trial fate. Dr. Jan Doolittle Wilson discusses Penny’s relationship to Tyrion.
Stephanie is back to talk about Bran’s baby steps toward wolfhood and Osha’s introduction. Steve covers The Mountain and the Viper. Yannick and Anthony debate Oberyn’s status as a warrior/genius. Check out Stephanie Barbé Hammer’s new book: Rescue Plan. Theme song: Game of Thrones (80’s TV Theme) by Highway Superstar Join the discussion: email@example.com | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow…
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.
Anthony and Chad debate the ethics of assassination with the prospect of war in view. Steve and Anthony continue to wrestle with Jaime’s character development. Then Jan Wilson offers a different take on Jaime’s complicated personality.
Jan Wilson and Anthony cover the bloodiest chapter yet and dive deep into Tyrion’s “inner-asshole.” Steve is flabbergasted at the death of Joffrey. Anthony talks about Tyrion’s suicidal ideations and compares him with Jonah.
Chad and Anthony argue over the (first) Clegane Bowl. Steve hates the new Daario actor. Anthony talks about a medieval king who was deposed from his throne for obesity.
Anthony and A.Ron exchange their expectations about HBO’s House of the Dragon. Steve answers listener feedback. And book-guru Carl Nellis recommends several fantasy novels for your summer reading list.