Is Daemon an accidental genius? Will Rhaenyra learn to play the perceptions game? Why is this Anthony’s favorite episode yet? Then Kavita Mudan Finn answers a question about perceptions of sex in the medieval world.
Rhaenyra is swiping left on the lords of the land during her bachelorette tour of the realm. Daemon makes a gaudy return to the Red Keep, which means trouble is afoot. Between the late-night trysts and ‘low-born Mardi Gras’, tensions are running high. Explore the angst and more in this laugh-out-loud episode from Bald Move.
Take a big gulp of elf juice before diving into episode three feedback. Lore-bombs are going off with the addition to show-only characters. When the entire show is based off of some appendices, you need to get creative. Want more lore? Check out the Lorehounds and get the inside scoop for all things Middle Earth.
The writer for the High Valyrian dialogue between Daemon and Rhaenyra joins Double Dragon. What do these characters really say? Do the subtitles capture the subtleties of the language? Then medievalists Kavita Mudan Finn and Iain MacInnes answer listener questions about the history behind the show.
Full bellies, rolling caravans, and epic horse riding for the ages. Between the great visuals, fully developed languages, and fun with the Harfoots, we’re ramping up to the halfway point of this season. We get a confusing glimpse of mean-Galadriel and an exciting look at what the Harfoots (Harfeet?) are up to. Want more lore? Check out the Lorehounds and get the inside scoop for all things Middle Earth.
We know that you’re still processing the trauma of Season 8 of GOT, but don’t let that and the time jumps freak you out. Resident Lore Master A.Ron says we haven’t even gotten to the juicy stuff yet. We start out this episode with some housekeeping updates about some technical fixes and issues, and then stay tuned for feedback that burns hotter than a flaming arrow to the shoulder.
Stand-up comic Steve Ausburne and academic Anthony Le Donne cover the great outdoors episode of House of the Dragon. Then Anthony discusses Rings of Power with Dr. Helen Young.
In our full coverage of House of the Dragon’s third episode, “Second of his Name”, we talk about the good and the bad, and how both are amplified on the second of our watches. Join us for the recap and analysis podcast to find out what we thought.
We’re back to hear what you thought about the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, as well as whatever other feedback you have hidden under your barn flooring. Join us for the feedback podcast and stick around for the second half to hear the lore corner where David and John of The Lorehounds join us for deeper answers to select questions.
The depth of Tolkien’s colorful world continues to glow on the screen. We hear fully developed languages, get hints at the evil lurking in the shadows, and see the shining glory of Khazad-dum pre-Balrog rampage. The Bezos Bucks are paying off as sets, costumes, and effects dazzle. It seemed that HOTD and TROP would inevitably go head to head, and so far each is holding their ground.