This Week on the Podcast: Ice and Fire. Dying in a strange country. Out-of-the-closet twincest. Trigger warning by the Godswood. The long game of justice. Olenna plays her final card.

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The second episode, Stormborn, kicked the door down with swift elaboration on Azor Ahai.

 

Wut?

 

That’s the Song of Fire and Ice’s version of Jesus that is going to send the Night King and his army of the dead to somewhere very, very warm. This is huge in the theory land of book fandom, like R+L = J big. At some point soon, Dany and John will meet. Fangirl hearts are pitter pattering everywhere, this episode of the podcast included.

 

Just as high as the episode takes us, it also thoroughly grosses us out. Thanks again Citadel and your witchy ways. Then when you think you’re going to vomit, it washes you over with joy and sorrow when we see Nymeria again. Yes. That’s her.

 

We frequently imagine that we have somehow built up a tolerance to the reckless highs and lows to Game of Thrones, and that’s the narrative’s magic if there ever was one – because we haven’t.

 

Now it’s time to listen to us get all up in our feelings about all these things, too:

 

  • Verys and Dany confrontation
  • Red Priestess and her dangerous prophecy
  • Jaime & Tarly
  • Balerion the Dread, Cersei and her mad scientist
  • Olenna and clever men
  • Greyworm & Missendai 4eva
  • ARYA KNOWS ABOUT JON! AND SHE WENT HOME!
  • Greyscale is gross AF
  • Sansa is finally queen, but somehow, we end up down one
  • Fucking Theon

 

 

As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments section and we will discuss on the next podcast.

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It’s the beginning of the end, and it feels like it. For Game of Thrones, that’s a good thing because the middle was really hard. We’ve been punished enough, and now it’s time for some payoff. Arya seems to be our one-way ticket to instant gratification picking up her murder tour left off and killing every fucking Frey in the house. It’s great. Here’s to hoping our favorite Stark keeps the upper hand.
 
Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr and the Hound talk of resurrection. They really dig into the details. BUT FOR WHAT!? If Arya is exacting some kind of analog for Lady Stoneheart’s revenge, then why do they keep on about coming back from the dead? What does it mean, nerds?
 
Our other lone lady wolf, Sansa is as strategic as ever and without apology. Her agency is a stark contrast to seasons past (you see what I did there?), and it is refreshing. As the clans in the North come together to battle Winter and the Night King, Sansa is still playing the game of thrones. Let’s hope the twisted ways of Kings Landing don’t pollute the Stark family reunion. Still, we get my favorite line of the episode as Sansa interrupts Littlefinger’s continued attempts at manipulation.
 
Alas, the shiniest North star continues to be Lady Mormont as she turns gruff, filthy, violent men into submissive toddlers. I am pretty sure she is the one with all the magic. Yo, Night King, come at her, bro!
 
We also got to see…
 
The book thief
Euron Greyjoy channeling his best Douche
Tormund’s twinkle eyes
Blackberry wine & Ed Sheeran
Logs burning and zombies walking
"Wun Wun" Walkers
Blood on the pages, guts on the table
A bald cunt and a top knot
That Catspaw dagger
Mothafuckin' Dragonstone
 
We’re so happy to have the band back together and we hope you are too. What did we miss? What do you hope to see this season? Tell us your great theories for the future of Westeros! We’ll respond to your comments and questions on the next show.
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