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.
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.
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.
Jana Mathews explains laws governing clothing in Medieval England. Arthur Njamfa covers Tyrion’s visit to the Wall. And comic Steve Ausburne is shocked to see post-puberty Bran Stark.
A.Ron admires Pedro Pascal’s versatility. Language creator David Peterson (inventor of Dothraki, Valyrian, etc) covers Tyrion’s second POV chapter and gives a proper etymology of the name “Vhagar.” Steve is vexed by Mel’s “smoke babies” and Anthony interviews Professor Chris Keith about ancient book culture.
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.
It goes without saying that Tyrion Lannister is an extremely interesting character in A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones, but you’d think he’d make a poor focus for our book on Westerosi religion. After all, he’s famously skeptical of superstition and faith in a world full of magic, physics defying creatures, and powerful gods. But it’s precisely that contradiction that makes him so fascinating in this context! Join Anthony and I for a deep dive into Tyrion, the events that have shaped him, and the journey that has brought him before a dragon goddess that he can believe in. Have questions or feedback? Send it in using the contact info below…