History of Westeros (Game of Thrones)

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Come obsess over A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones with us! Our show is an enthusiastic and heavily-detailed look at the past, present and future of Westeros and the realms beyond.


Episode Date
Blackfyre Rebellions: Part 8 - Bloodraven 2
03:06:03

This one covers Bloodraven's time as Hand up to the point where he takes the Black. A full accounting of the reigns of Aerys I and Maekar, plus Aerion Brightflame, Daeron the Drunkard, Egg, Maester Aemon, Blackfyres and so much more including the discovery of the Prince That Was Promised prophecy. Big thanks to Camille Stoner and Valkyrist (who you can catch on the Vassals of Kingsgrave pod) for the voices, and to all the art contributors.

Aug 06, 2018
The Five Year Gap (Con Panel Audio)
00:51:34

A great panel from Con of Thrones 2018, featuring Ashaya, Joe Magician, Bookshelfstud & Joanna Lannister. Why scrapping the gap was a great idea, why GRRM planned it in the first place, and how many of the characters might have turned out if he hadn't.

Jun 25, 2018
Why We Love: The Age of Heroes
02:10:36

Edited audio from the livestream on June 14th 2018. The just-announced HBO pilot set during the Age of Heroes gives us a great reason to talk about that epic era and how it might look on TV. Aziz, Ash, LuciferMeansLightbringer and JoeMagician and chat about this exciting news!

Jun 20, 2018
House Manderly: Part 2 - Winter is Coming... To White Harbor
02:43:28

This one starts with recent Manderly history and ends with thoughts on starvation, human sacrifice, cannibalism, fear and prophecy. Fun times!

Jun 16, 2018
Targaryen Politics in Post-Dragon Westeros (Con Panel Audio)
00:49:41

Aziz, Jim McGeehin, Samantha Wallace and Steve Love discuss the paradigm shift in Westeros that occurred as the dragons died out. The Targaryens lost their great source of power, which necessitated many changes. Recorded live at Con of Thrones 2018.

Jun 11, 2018
House Manderly: Part 1 - Blood of the Merling
02:06:53

 ...a thousand years ago... We explore the double backstory of House Manderly, the ancient realm in the south where they came to be, and the ancient realm in the north where they reside and prosper now. 

Apr 17, 2018
Why We Love: The Animals of ASOIAF
01:56:21

Edited audio from our YouTube Livestream on March 30th, 2018. We discuss some of the best animal moments in the books, some of which have surprising implications. We had a lot of guests for this one, Lady Gwyn (Radio Westeros), Haley Bowery (The Manimals & DrinkingGOT), Chloe Ketchum (Drunk ASOIAF History, Ice & Fire Con) & Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice & Fire Con).

Mar 31, 2018
Hail the Conquering Hero (Con Panel Audio)
00:52:27

Bonus content! From Con of Thrones 2017 in Nashville, a recording of a panel with Aziz and Jim McGeehin of "Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire" blog and the "To Wage War" podcast. Note: this is an audio-only episode, there is no video recording or post to YouTube.

Mar 14, 2018
Blackfyre Rebellions: Part 7 - Bloodraven
02:20:34

A long time coming, the first of three! From his birth to the death of Daeron II in 209.  

Mar 01, 2018
History on Blood and Fire
02:18:35

A special episode! This is a collaboration with Daniele Bolelli of the History on Fire podcast. We chat about a wide variety of real world historical influences on A Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire.

Jan 18, 2018
Aziz vs. AGOT Prologue
00:56:21

Originally posted to Patrons/Donors-only over a year ago, now available to all! The actual factual first chapter of the series.

Dec 28, 2017
Aziz's Nameday Livestream AMA
02:18:56

Edited audio from the Nameday stream on Nov 25th 2017. A large variety of questions were asked and answered, most of them non-ASOIAF/GoT, so this one's different!

Nov 28, 2017
The Crypts of Winterfell
02:19:02

Explore the dark and ancient past of House Stark and Winterfell. The statues, the history, the dreams, Bael the Bard, skinchangers, direwolves, dragons, the fires of the earth and so much more.

Nov 16, 2017
Sons of the Dragon Reaction Chat
02:57:21

Ashaya and Aziz are joined by BryndenBFish and LmL to discuss the just released Sons of the Dragon. This chat happened live on 10/17/17.

Oct 21, 2017
Blackfish
01:55:56
The past, present, and possible futures of Ser Brynden Tully of Riverrun, Knight of the Gate and famous throughout Westeros, called Blackfish.
Oct 04, 2017
And Now His Watch... Begins?!
01:45:38
Edited audio from our livestream on Fri Sept 29th 2017, featuring special guest Todd Robert Anderson of FXX's show You're the Worst (also Ray Donovan, Weeds, Angie Tribeca, Film Pigs and more). We try to convince him to watch Game of Thrones while asking him about how large it looms in Hollywood, and ask him about his own experiences as an actor. We also re-live some of our favorite moments from Todd's character Vernon on You're the Worst.
Oct 02, 2017
Game of Thrones: S8 - The Kingslayer Goes North (w/Joanna Robinson)
02:07:34
We discussed all the possibilities we could imagine for Jaime in the North. Ashaya, Sean and Aziz with special guest Joanna Robinson of Storm of Spoilers podcast and Vanity Fair magazine.
Sep 25, 2017
Lovecraftian Leanings of ASOIAF (Con Panel Audio)
00:47:16
This audio comes from Con of Thrones 2017, where Aziz and Emmett Booth (PoorQuentyn) held a panel on how HP Lovecraft has influenced ASOIAF. Some of the audience questions were inaudible so we cut ahead to the answers after a brief pause, in some places.
Sep 18, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7 Book to Show Wrap-Up
03:51:17
Sean, Aziz, Lady Gwyn, yolkboy, Zack Luye and Michal Schick break down season 7 in this super long and fun episode!
Sep 10, 2017
Game of Thrones: Season 8 - Predictions & Theories
02:28:15
First thoughts on Season 8 with guests Because Val, Eliana & Poor Quentyn!
Sep 07, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E07 - Book to Show
02:56:34
Our finale review with Radio Westeros! We kept all the questions in this time so it's extra long. To see the images go to historyofwesteros.com and click the RSS feed link, or use the free acast podcast player.
Aug 31, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E07 - Show Only Review
02:15:36
A hugely fun recording of our review of "The Dragon and the Wolf". Most of our finale livestream is here, while many of the questions and answers are posted on Patreon.
Aug 29, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E07 - Predictions & Theories
01:53:50
w/special guest LML! Check the RSS feed at www.historyofwesteros.com or use the free acast podcast player if you'd like to see the images associated with this episode.
Aug 27, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E06 - Book to Show
02:51:20
Dragonglass! Ice Dragons! That and more as Radio Westeros returns. To see the images associated with this episode go to historyofwesteros.com or use the free acast podcast player.
Aug 24, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E06 - Show Only Review
02:06:38
This episode was directed by M. Night King Shyamalan.
Aug 22, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E06 - Predictions & Theories
01:11:41
We remain leak free, but take a close look at the trailers while taking some fun questions. As usual, the images can be seen on our website or through the free acast podcast player.
Aug 20, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E05 - Book to Show
02:18:34
Don't Eastwatch, Eastlisten. With Radio Westeros as usual! To see the images associated with this episode, download the free acast player or go to historyofwesteros.com
Aug 18, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E05 - Show Only Review
01:56:28
Reunionbowl is on! To see the images associated with this episode, use the free acast podcast player or go to historyofwesteros.com and select the episode from the RSS feed on the right.
Aug 15, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E05 - Predictions & Theories
01:08:46
Edited audio for Saturday August 12th's livestream with Sean and Aziz! To see the images associated with this episode, download it from the free acast player, or go to historyofwesteros.com and click on the episode in the RSS feed.
Aug 13, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E04 - Book to Show
02:28:44
The edited livestream for The Spoils of War with usual guests Radio Westeros! To see the images associated with this episode, download the free acast player from any app store, or click the RSS feed on the right hand side at www.historyofwesteros.com
Aug 11, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E04 - Show Only Review
02:15:36
Won't someone please think of all the burning beards? To see the images associated with this live episode, download the acast player or go to historyofwesteros.com
Aug 08, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E04 - Predictions & Theories
01:16:24
A leak free live episode to get ready for The Spoils of War! To see the images associated with this episode, download it from the acast player or visit www.historyofwesteros.com
Aug 06, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E03 - Book to Show
02:20:38
yolkboy, Ashaya and Aziz give you justice... The Queen's Justice! To see the images associated with this episode, get the free acast player from your app store, or go to historyofwesteros.com.
Aug 03, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E03 - Show Only Review
02:09:11
The Queen's Justice gets the full treatment. As with all of our s7 coverage, this was recorded live. To see the images associated with this episode, use the free acast player or go to historyofwesteros.com
Aug 01, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E03 - Predictions & Theories
01:07:41
Aziz and Sean look at all available trailers and a few interviews to get a sense of what's next! Download the free acast player to see the images associated with the episode, or go to our website. www.historyofwesteros.com
Jul 30, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E02 - Book to Show (PART 2)
01:22:38
The edited audio from our livestream discussing Stormborn on 7/25/17 w/Radio Westeros. The stream was so long that we decided to cut it in half, this is the second half. To see the images discussed in this episode, download the podcast on the free acast player, or go to historyofwesteros.com and click on the blog tab.
Jul 27, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E02 - Book to Show (PART 1)
01:20:58
The livestream with Radio Westeros went so long (so much to say, so many good questions!) that we decided to chop it in half and post it separately, so everyone would have access to the first half sooner.
Jul 26, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E02 - Show Only Review
02:16:10
Another fun live Q&A, this one discussing Stormborn! To see the images discussed in this episode, download the podcast on the free acast player, or go to historyofwesteros.com and click on the blog tab.
Jul 25, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E01 - Book to Show
02:32:33
Radio Westeros joins us for another season of Book to Show comparisons! This episode was recorded live and includes some Q&A. To see the images discussed in this episode, download the podcast on the free acast player, or go to historyofwesteros.com and click on the blog tab.
Jul 19, 2017
Game of Thrones: S7E01 - Show Only Review
02:17:06
Sean and Aziz kick off the season with analysis, bad jokes and live questions! Recorded live on 7/17/17.
Jul 18, 2017
Pre-Season Season 7 & Con of Thrones LIVE Q&A
02:10:20
Sean, Aziz and Ashaya run another live Q&A full of twists... While also reporting on Con of Thrones 2017!
Jul 12, 2017
Live Season 7 Trailer Discussion w/Game of Owns
01:50:46
Hannah and Zack from Game of Owns join us for a joint episode to discuss what's being called the greatest Game of Thrones trailer to date! Sean of House Beard returns!
Jun 25, 2017
LIVE ASOIAF Q&A - Anything Goes
02:03:54
Aziz took a series of questions on Sat June 17th! The first half of this episode is spoiler-free, the 2nd half features questions that pertains to TWOW. Thanks to Zack Twamley of When Diplomacy Fails podcast for the intro!
Jun 19, 2017
Euron Greyjoy (TWoW Spoilers)
02:12:18
We are joined by special guest PoorQuentyn (poorquentyn.tumblr.com) for a deep dive into the past, present, and future of Euron Greyjoy.
Jun 03, 2017
The Life of Joanna Lannister
02:04:55
A long look at the life and times of Joanna Lannister! As the mother of Tyrion and "master" of Tywin, she's a very important character. After all, we dance on the strings of those who came before us.
Apr 04, 2017
Blackfyre Rebellions: Part 6 - The Golden Company
02:11:54
Steven Attewell returns, we discuss the 3rd and 4th Blackfyre Rebellions, the Golden Company, and a lot more Bittersteel. Find Steven at: https://racefortheironthrone.wordpress.com/ Our new show Fandomedia is at http://fandomedia.reviews
Feb 05, 2017
Dreams & Dreamers Q&A
01:24:42
Answering all the burning (and freezing) questions sent us regarding the last episode. Make sure to check out our new podcast at fandomedia.reviews
Jan 16, 2017
Dreams & Dreamers (mild TWoW spoilers)
02:23:34
An episode dedicated to all kinds of dreams, whether mundane or magical. Green dreams, wolf dreams, dragon dreams, dreams of guilt, fever dreams... Send any questions for the Q&A follow-up to westeroshistory@gmail.com
Dec 12, 2016
Bonus: A Hymn for Spring
01:25:33
Ashaya and Aziz are joined by Amin from A Podcast of Ice and Fire to discuss Tower of the Hand's A Hymn for Spring book that we all contributed to. Also in this episode, Aziz covers "The Rains of Castamere" on classical guitar.
Nov 14, 2016
Great Empire of the Dawn & Asshai Live Q&A Chat
02:15:05
Aziz is re-joined by LmL for a live discussion! We took questions prior to the episode, and several more from live commenters. The episode was recorded Sat, Oct. 22nd 2016.
Oct 24, 2016
The Great Empire of the Dawn
02:49:00
The Long Night, Azor Ahai, Strange Stone, Dragonlords, the Amethyst Empiress & ancient bloodlines. This joint episode w/Mythical Astronomy of Ice & Fire has it all! Check out LmL's show at: lucifermeanslightbringer.com
Oct 09, 2016
Blackfyre Rebellions: Part 5 - Bittersteel
01:52:34
The Blackfyre series returns! This time: the life of Aegor Rivers, aka Bittersteel. Aziz also does a Grandpa Simpson impression.
Aug 29, 2016
The Winds of Winter: The Forsaken
01:36:54
We were among the first on the planet to hear this chapter, and it's safe to say: we're taken by the "The Forsaken"!
Aug 01, 2016
Game of Thrones: Live S6 Book Reader Wrap Up
02:23:14
We're joined by Radio Westeros, Tony Teflon, Michal Schick and Lucifer Means Lightbringer to close out what's been a great Season 6.
Jul 13, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6 Show Only Live Q&A Blowout
02:18:59
Sean and Aziz took questions live on July 4th to close out Season 6!
Jul 05, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E10 - Book to Show
02:24:33
The HoW and RW teams are back to break down the amazing S6 finale!!
Jun 30, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E10 - Show Only Review
02:05:54
Aziz and Sean geek out and analyze the amazing Season 6 Finale.
Jun 28, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6 Book to Show LIVE Q&A
02:14:31
Ashaya, Aziz, Lady Gwyn and yolkboy took questions live on 6/23, and a great time was had by all.
Jun 24, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E09 - Book to Show
02:09:56
Ashaya, Aziz, Lady Gwyn and yolkboy discuss what's possibly the most epic episode of TV ever made!
Jun 23, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E09 - Show Only Review
01:58:33
Sean & Aziz discuss "The Battle of the Bastards" one of the most epic and ambitious episodes of TV ever filmed.
Jun 21, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E08 - Book to Show
01:58:43
Lady Gwyn, yolkboy and Aziz discuss "No One" and take stabs at how the season might end.
Jun 16, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E08 - Show Only Review
01:54:43
Sean and Aziz chat about "No One" while wondering how to get one of those badass Fire-catapult ships for themselves.
Jun 14, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E07 - Book to Show
01:52:46
Lady Gwyn and Aziz break down "The Broken Man"... hey, that's repetitive!
Jun 10, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E07 - Show Only Review
01:51:52
He's back! He's back?! *HE'S* back?! Sean & Aziz discuss "Broken Men".
Jun 08, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E06 - Book to Show
02:14:23
All 4 members are back for a discussion on "Blood of My Blood". There's also a bonus chat on Balticon 50, which we all attended, and heard GRRM read a brand new chapter from TWOW.
Jun 03, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E06 - Show Only Review
01:56:16
Aziz & Sean test out Blood of My Blood to see what type it is. We break down the visions and the return of several key characters!
Jun 01, 2016
Game of Thrones: Mid-Season 6 Q&A (Live!)
02:00:01
Sean and Aziz took questions and gave... answers! Imagine that. Season 6 has been a big hit so far, and the questions sent in are excellent as well.
May 27, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E05 - Book to Show
02:02:55
Aziz and Lady Gwyn discuss The Door, an episode that has greater implications for the future (and past!) of ASOIAF than perhaps any episode to date.
May 26, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E05 - Show Only Review (Live)
03:01:44
This episode was recorded live, and is as long as Longy Longerson (from Longville)... but the hype stays strong the whole time...A huge episode deserves a huge response! It's our usual "enthusiasm married to analysis" combo done live and with extra length (gotta make up for Theon and Varys somehow).
May 24, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E04 - Book to Show
01:57:45
Lady Gwyn, yolkboy and Aziz analyze Book of the Stranger, looking for connections to the books, and offering a few theories...
May 19, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E04 - Show Only Review
01:57:56
Sean & Aziz discuss Book of the Stranger, after checking all fire exits.
May 17, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E03 - Book to Show
01:56:45
Aziz, Lady Gwyn & yolkboy discuss Oathbreaker, focusing on ramifications for the books. None of us stab each other in the back during the recording of this episode.
May 12, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E03 - Show Only Review
01:59:13
Sean and Aziz break no oaths while discussing "Oathbreaker".
May 10, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E02 - Book to Show
01:56:10
Ashaya, Aziz, Lady Gwyn and yolkboy discuss Home, one of the most popular Game of Thrones episodes of all time!
May 05, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E02 - Show Only Review
01:59:15
Sean and Aziz discuss the episode called Home, from their home.
May 04, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E01 - Book to Show
01:53:39
Aziz and the Radio Westeros team take a look at The Red Woman, while avoiding mirrors.
Apr 28, 2016
Game of Thrones: S6E01 - Show Only Review
01:59:38
Aziz (book reader, small beard) and Sean (non-book reader, large beard) give their thoughts on The Red Woman, the first episode of Season 6. There are no book spoilers in our Show Only Reviews. (Plenty of book spoilers in our Book to Show reviews!)
Apr 26, 2016
Aziz vs. ADwD Epilogue
01:05:25
Aziz breaks down the final chapter in A Dance with Dragons!
Apr 25, 2016
Live Season 6 Preview Book to Show Q&A
01:51:34
Aziz & Ashaya are rejoined by the Radio Westeros team to take questions on the uncharted territory that is Season 6 of HBO's Game of Thrones. For book readers!
Apr 11, 2016
Game of Thrones Season 6: Preview & Trailer Discussion
01:49:54
Sean of House Beard returns to help get you excited for Season 6. He and Aziz break down the trailers and casting news while making a few predictions along the way. Make sure to leave a rating, thanks!
Apr 05, 2016
Asshai-by-the-Shadow
02:02:55
A look at this most ancient of cities, the legend of Azor Ahai, and the origin of dragons. With special guest LmL!
Apr 01, 2016
Dark Sister
01:03:45
An episode dedicated to the "career" of Dark Sister, the Valyrian steel blade of House Targaryen. Famous owners and top kills!
Feb 28, 2016
House Dayne: Part 2 - History and Lore
02:22:47
Aziz and special guest Lucifer Means Lightbringer discuss the mystical and ancient side of House Dayne. Dawn (is it Lightbringer?), Sword of the Morning (who decides?), the castles of Starfall and High Hermitage... and plenty more!
Jan 30, 2016
Live ASOIAF Q&A #2 - The Winds of Winter (GoT spoilers)
01:58:45
Ashaya and Aziz took questions on The Winds of Winter live on YouTube on January 16th. Enjoy!
Jan 21, 2016
House Dayne: Part 1 - Characters
01:34:06
Aziz & Ashaya break down the major characters from House Dayne. Theories, background and predictions!
Dec 25, 2015
House Royce (spoiler free)
01:27:04
Aziz delivers a sermon on House Royce, the ancient bronze clad stalwarts of the Vale. Included are connections to House Stark, Ser Waymar the ranger from the prologue, and Lord Bronze Yohn who has his hands full with Littlefinger.
Nov 28, 2015
Blackfyre Rebellions: Part 4 - The Battle of Redgrass Field
01:55:17
Aziz is joined by guests Steven Attewell (Race for the Iron Throne) and Jim McGeehin (Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire) to recap and explain one of the largest battles in the history of Westeros. The Red Dragon vs. the Black Dragon, winner takes the Iron Throne!
Nov 01, 2015
Live ASOIAF Q&A #1 - Anything Goes
01:52:33
Aziz & Ashaya answer questions! Some were received ahead of time, giving us a chance to prepare a bit, others we answered on the fly. YouTube contains the unedited footage, this is the edited version.
Oct 28, 2015
Blackfyre Rebellions: Part 3 - Daemon Blackfyre
01:54:55
Aziz is joined by returning guest Steven Attewell (Race for the Iron Throne) to discuss the legendary Daemon Blackfyre. The man, the myth, the sword, the rivalries, the immense popularity. Comparisons to Robert and Renly Baratheon, Aemon the Dragonknight and more are included. The most Daemon-tastic episode of all time!
Oct 02, 2015
The Shadow of Summerhall: Aerys & Rhaegar (spoilers)
01:20:14
This episode delves deep into Aerys, Rhaegar and other characters who were impacted by Summerhall. There's talk of how the Mad King could wreak havoc on the Seven Kingdoms even now...
Aug 26, 2015
The Tragedy of Summerhall
01:34:15
Ashaya and Aziz delve deep into the mysteries of Summerhall. What went wrong, who caused it, prophecies, dragon eggs, death and destruction... this episode has it all.
Jul 31, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5 Awards Show & S6 Casting News w/guests (TWoW spoilers)
02:23:16
An all-star lineup has been assembled to decide the best and worst moments of Season 5. Aziz and Ashaya are joined by Lady Gwyn and yolkboy of Radio Westeros, Tony Teflon of Teflon TV, Stefan Sasse of Nerdstream Era and Boiled Leather Audio Hour and Steve Mangiameli the FriggenItalian!
Jun 25, 2015
Game of Thrones: Season 5 Show Only Q&A Wrap Up (spoiler free)
01:58:09
Sean and Aziz finish up season 5 by taking questions and looking at the season as a whole. No one was burned during the recording of this episode.
Jun 22, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E10 - Book to Show (TWoW spoilers)
01:58:16
Aziz, Lady Gwyn and yolkboy were LIVE and taking questions for this final episode of Season 5!
Jun 17, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E10 Show Only Review (spoiler free)
01:58:09
Shame. Shame. Shame. On you, if you miss this episode. Sean & Aziz break down the epic conclusion to Season 5.
Jun 17, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E09 - Book to Show (TWoW spoilers)
01:54:53
Aziz, Lady Gwyn and yolkboy discuss "the Dance of Dragons" live with listeners.
Jun 12, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E09 - Show Only Review (spoiler free)
01:55:42
Sean of House Beard & Aziz of House Sadface recorded this episode filled burning people live on YouTube. No one was burned during OUR filming, and it was a bit nippy!
Jun 10, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E08 - Book to Show (spoilers)
01:58:54
Go hard or go home, but don't go Hardhome! But do check out this review, we have quite a lot to say (shocking, we know). Aziz is joined by Radio Westeros' Lady Gwyn and yolkboy. Ice magic, Night's King, Valyrian steel... We discuss it all!
Jun 03, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E08 - Show Only Review (spoiler free)
01:57:31
Sean and Aziz vs the epic and awesome Hardhome! Seven hells, what an episode this was!
Jun 01, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E07 - Book to Show (spoilers)
01:50:12
Aziz discusses The Gift with Lady Gwyn and yolkboy of Radio Westeros. At the end of the episode, they discuss season 6 casting news and the preview for next week, for those interested and those specifically disinterested!
May 27, 2015
The Winds of Winter: Vale Preview Chapter (mega spoilers)
01:22:10
Ashaya & Aziz devour this chapter as if it were a 12 foot tall lemon cake threatened by a pimply gingerlad.
May 27, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E07 - Show Only Review (spoiler free)
01:52:58
"The Gift" was quite an episode! Quite possibly the biggest episode of the season so far, with huge implications and major developments. Bring your copy of The Seven Pointed Star and watch. House Beard is represented again by Sean and his Unsullied perspectives, while Aziz steers the ship.
May 25, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E06 - Book to Show (spoilers)
01:55:37
Ashaya, Aziz & yolkboy are Unbowed, Unbent and Unbroken by Season 5, episode 6. This week features more than the usual amount of watchener questions and comments, a discussion on the controversy, and many deep parallels with the books. Some are quite unexpected...
May 21, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E06 - Show Only Review (spoiler free)
01:44:37
Sean of House Beard and Aziz of House History cannot be smelled from 5 miles away, but can they find a cock merchant? Guess again. We review this controversial episode that has both major highs and major lows.
May 20, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E05 - Book to Show (spoilers)
01:55:00
Aziz and Ashaya are joined again by yolkboy of Radio Westeros for a fun discussion of Kill the Boy. Sorry, there are no winklepickers in this episode, but there is a Strong Belwas joke. Also, there are lots of thoughts on Sansa, Ramsay, Stannis vs. Roose, Jon and Aemon, greyscale and the Doom of Valyria.
May 14, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E05 - Show Only Review (spoiler free)
01:48:08
The halfway point is here and the buildup to what's looking like what will be an epic second half is almost complete. Sean and Aziz talk Valyria, greyscale, dragons, and a new set of characters to be worried about.
May 11, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E04 - Book to Show (spoilers)
01:45:42
Sons of the Harpy is one of the most talked about episodes since the Red Wedding. Ashaya and Aziz are again joined by the Radio Westeros team to discuss a heroic death, several uprisings, and the reveal of a long awaited mystery. Also, winklepickers.
May 05, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E04 - Show Only Review (mild spoilers)
01:43:04
Warning - there is significant R+L = J chatter in this episode. If you don't know what that phrase means, you might not want to listen to the 2nd half of this podcast. The buzz around this episode seemingly makes it one of the most important to date. A ton of history, backstory, plot exposition and action are present in Sons of the Harpy and Sean and Aziz have a blast breaking it down in detail.
May 04, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E03 - Book to Show (spoilers)
01:57:52
Aziz is joined by Radio Westeros' yolkboy and Lady Gwyn for a detailed, fun discussion about High Sparrow. We pick the characters we think are most likely to die, and a surprise choice from Cersei as her Hand of the King... There's so much to talk about as always, and we're excited to share it with you!
Apr 28, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E03 - Show Only Review (spoiler free)
01:53:31
Sean and Aziz break down the very subtle High Sparrow. Themes of identity, service and revenge are discussed, as well as several mysteries and motivations.
Apr 27, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E02 - Book to Show (spoilers)
01:55:06
The early part of Season 5 continues with The House of Black & White, an episode full of spectacular scenery, clever dialogue and several developing mysteries. We are veering further into uncharted territory as the show continues to grow apart from the books. Ashaya and Aziz are joined by Lady Gwyn and yolkboy of Radio Westeros for a discussion featuring lots of predictions, comparisons to the books, and of course, bad jokes.
Apr 22, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E02 - Show Only Review (spoiler free)
01:37:05
Aziz and Sean discuss episode 2 of Game of Thrones, The House of Black and White. Listeners caught up on the book series can check out our Book to Show Discussion episodes as well.
Apr 20, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E01 - Book to Show (spoilers)
01:53:41
Ashaya returns and is joined by guest yolkboy from Radio Westeros. Season 5 is a different experience for book readers, as major divergences are expected. Here in our discussion on episode one, we compare it to the books, and note all the changes we could find. There are quite a few, some good, some not so good, and some we'll have to wait and see on...
Apr 14, 2015
Game of Thrones: S5E01 - Show Only Review (spoiler free)
01:25:53
While so many major plots came to an end in Season 4, so many new plots are just getting started here in Season 5. Sean and Aziz are back with a no frills, high content break down for episode 1. We discuss every location and plotline featured in the episode, making sense of it all while pointing to things you might have missed... This episode is dedicated to the show, with very little mention of the books at all. For book-to-show reviews, check out our "Season 5 for Book Readers" episodes.
Apr 13, 2015
Game of Thrones: Season 5 Preview & Trailer Discussion (spoiler free)
01:52:50
Season 5 is upon us! Sean of House Beard is still "Growing Long" and he's back with us to chat about the upcoming episodes. We analyze the trailers and every plotline, making predictions and guesses while also introducing some of the new cast and characters. This season we'll see some heavy departure from the books, so keeping track is even more important!
Apr 07, 2015
Blackfyre Rebellions: Part 2 - Daeron II the Good
01:57:56
The son of Aegon the Unworthy had a lot to deal with after his father's deathbed decree. Guest Steven Attewell joins Aziz in discussing this monarch, and whether or not he actually deserved to be called "the Good". Special attention paid to the Great Bastards, Baelor Breakspear, and Dorne.
Apr 06, 2015
The Heresies of Septon Barth
00:59:35
A detailed look at the life, times and works of the man who knows the most about the "higher mysteries". If you want to learn more about dragons, ravens, or why the seasons are so crazy, you do not want to miss this episode on Septon Barth. He's the leading expert in all of A Song of Ice and Fire on those topics and quite a few more!
Mar 13, 2015
Blackfyre Rebellions: Part 1 - Aegon the Unworthy
01:42:25
This episode covers the life of Aegon IV the Unworthy, the man who fathered the Blackfyre Rebellions. A King who used the Iron Throne to serve his needs, caring little for the realm. He made life miserable for his sister Naerys and brother Aemon the Dragonknight while siring Bittersteel, Bloodraven, Shiera Seastar and Daemon Blackfyre himself.
Feb 04, 2015
Religion & Magic: Part 4 - Night's King (spoilers)
01:34:22
This is a spoiler filled episode that discusses the legendary Night's King of the Night's Watch.
Dec 21, 2014
The Doom of Valyria (mild spoilers)
00:41:32
A look at The Doom of Valyria, a mysterious cataclysm that destroyed what may have been the greatest civilization to ever exist.
Nov 26, 2014
Book Discussion: World of Ice and Fire Overview (spoilers)
01:59:49
In this discussion episode, we give our first impressions of The World of Ice and Fire. We discuss all of the immediate revelations, and the latter half of the episode contains discoveries more related to the 'current events' of the series.
Oct 30, 2014
The Winds of Winter: The Battle of Ice Part 3 (mega spoilers)
01:54:30
History of Westeros continues our series on the upcoming Battle of Ice, which will be early in The Winds of Winter! We are again joined by Jeff Hartline (BryndenBFish of Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire), who was in the first two parts as well. This is the final part of this series, and then we are on to World of Ice and Fire content!
Oct 26, 2014
The Winds of Winter: The Battle of Ice Part 2 (mega spoilers)
01:54:41
History of Westeros continues our series on the upcoming Battle of Ice, which will be early in The Winds of Winter! We are again joined by Jeff Hartline (BryndenBFish of Wars and Politics of Ice & Fire), who was in part 1 as well. This is part two of a three part series.
Aug 30, 2014
The Winds of Winter: The Battle of Ice (mega spoilers)
01:42:09
Ashaya and Aziz are joined by guest Jeff Hartline (Wars and Politics of ASOIAF blog) for this 3 part series on The Battle of Ice. Part 1 is dedicated to unraveling the complex political situation in the North. There are Houses with compelled loyalty secretly plotting revenge, while loyal armies face the winds of winter. Each house of note is discussed, as well as the key players.
Jul 25, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E10 Part 2 (spoilers)
01:51:37
Return to the Iron Couch for HoW's final TV discussion episode of the year. Ashaya and Aziz discuss many spoiler topics, including what we might see next season, differences from book to show and what those changes mean. After such a major episode, of course there is a lot to praise and a lot to criticize!
Jun 19, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E10 Part 1 (spoiler free)
01:59:33
Sean & Aziz analyze the final installment of season 4, a conclusion full of surprises, deaths, and surprise deaths. The longest of the season, The Children is an episode that lives up to its title in so many ways, some very subtle, some throwing fireballs.
Jun 17, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E09 Part 2 (spoilers)
01:02:29
Aziz and Ashaya's spoiler-filled discussion of S04E09. We also discuss some casting news and leaks.
Jun 10, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E09 Part 1 (spoiler free)
01:13:04
Aziz and Sean break down and analyze the exciting Watchers on the Wall, the penultimate episode of season 4. This is the most expensive Game of Thrones episode to date, and likely one of the most expensive episodes of TV ever made, period. So of course, we have plenty to say.
Jun 09, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E08 (spoiler free)
01:57:46
Ashaya, Sean, and Aziz discuss The Mountain and the Viper. Yes, both of them! Several other characters are discussed as well. There are several scenes in this episode that are enhanced by intense analysis, while others really speak for themselves. Head back to the Iron Couch for another Game of Thrones breakdown.
Jun 02, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E07 Part 2 (spoilers)
00:25:50
History of Westeros continues discussing S04E07 with a short spoiler-filled episode. The very end of the episode contains discussion of the previews for the next episode.
May 19, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E07 Part 1 (spoiler free)
01:32:44
History of Westeros discusses Mockingbird. This episode is spoiler free, part 2 contains our spoilery discussion.
May 19, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E06 (spoiler free)
02:05:08
The History of Westeros TV discussion team returns to the Iron Couch for another thorough discussion. As usual, there is discussion of spoilers and previews from next week's episode at the end of the episode.
May 12, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E05 (spoiler free)
01:56:22
Return to the Iron Couch with Ashaya, Sean & Aziz as they analyze S04E05, First of His Name. The major reveal is thoroughly analyzed, and there is discussion of some spoiler topics at the end of the episode, after the credits. There are several more of Sean's unspoiled predictions as well as discussion of some things you might have missed...
May 05, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E04 Part 2 (spoilers)
00:49:27
With all the new information, several theories need addressing. This companion episode allows us to talk spoilers apart from the normal book spoiler-free TV discussions.
Apr 28, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E04 (spoiler free)
01:55:19
A groundbreaking episode that left show viewers and book readers alike scratching their heads. If you want to make some sense of what the heck you just saw, you've come to the right place.
Apr 28, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E03 (spoiler free)
02:20:52
Aziz and Sean break down the transitional and controversial episode 3 of Game of Thrones season 4. The discussion revolves around power dynamics, likable characters doing unlikable things, and how initial reactions can evolve quite a bit after gaining some perspective. As always, we illuminate the backstory and explain the subtleties, keeping you prepared for the next episode and beyond!
Apr 21, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E02 (spoiler free)
01:45:48
Ashaya and Aziz are again joined by Sean Pink, aka Sean of House Beard. Sean's Unsullied (hasn't read the books) opinions are a great contrast to our thorough book knowledge. As with the last episode, we spend a few minutes after the credits discussing spoilers. So if you've already read the books, stick around for that!
Apr 14, 2014
TV Discussion: Game of Thrones S04E01 (spoiler free)
01:59:09
Aziz and Ashaya are joined by Sean, an Unsullied show viewer who has many interesting opinions to share. He was also in our Red Wedding episode! The last five minutes or so of the episode contain spoilers for the books and The Winds of Winter
Apr 07, 2014
Religion & Magic: Part 3 - Weirwood Tour (spoilers)
01:32:58
The episode features themes of blood and ancestry, as weirwoods tend to be inextricably tied to the surrounding area, both physically and culturally. Given the broad scope of this topic, quite a variety of related subjects come up. Heart tree-murdering Melisandre makes an appearance or two, the Wall is discussed as well as several members of House Stark and some very out of the way places you�¢??ve barely heard of. We go from Beyond the Wall to the far south, considering not just where the weirwoods are, but where they might have been in the past. Given that there are so many places left unseen in the story, we make educated guesses where other trees might be. This isn�¢??t just about where the trees are, though�¢?�¦ The absence of weirwoods can be as conspicuous as the most grotesque Heart Tree face.
Apr 06, 2014
The Winds of Winter: Mercy Preview Chapter (mega-spoilers)
01:20:28
Ashaya and Aziz analyze an amazing new chapter as of 3.26.14, one that is both dark and satisfying. Spoilers abound.
Mar 27, 2014
Religion & Magic: Part 2 - Weirwoods (spoilers)
01:58:52
A deep look into the bloody eyes and mouths of the Heart Trees. Are the trees a conduit of the Old Gods or are the trees themselves the Old Gods? Bran's chapters give us endless clues, but there are also hidden references elsewhere. We bring it all together and break it all down.
Jan 30, 2014
Religion & Magic: Part 1 - The Comet (spoilers)
01:05:08
History of Westeros new series on Religion & Magic kicks off with the great comet, a sign interpreted by many and seen by all. Was it sent by the gods or is it a sign that magic and dragons have returned? Whatever the meaning, there will be blood and fire. Ashaya and Aziz give an overview of what to expect in the series while asking a bunch of tough questions. Particular attention is paid to parallels between various supernatural elements found throughout the books.
Oct 24, 2013
The Hellhorn (spoilers)
00:49:10
Ashaya & Aziz use some very mild TWoW spoilers to get at a full description of Dragonbinder, the horn with Valyrian glyphs that sounds like hell but can supposedly control dragons. No mortal man shall sound it and live.
Oct 08, 2013
The Winds of Winter: The Battle of Fire (mega-spoilers)
01:29:11
Ashaya & Aziz go deep into unreleased material from tWoW! A huge battle is about to occur where several POV characters have converged. We break down the relevant spoiler chapters while detailing each of the participants' motivations and expectations for the conflict. Theories, predictions and plenty of action from the battle itself! To donate to History of Westeros podcast: http://bit.ly/1cA7FdN
Sep 24, 2013
The Wit & Wisdom of Stannis Baratheon (spoilers)
00:25:52
Ashaya and Aziz delve into the humor and background of Stannis Baratheon, our pick for the funniest character in the series. Listening to this episode will not cause the loss of any fingertips, and we will swear to that, but we cannot be held responsible for any shadow-baby related mishaps.
Sep 08, 2013
The Isle of Skagos (spoilers)
00:31:05
Ashaya and Aziz discuss the infamous and mysterious island of Skagos. The Stoneborn are perhaps the most ancient and isolated human culture in Westeros. Through the Skagosi we see glimpses of what the North was like eons ago. Along the way there is discussion of cannibals, unicorns, 'dead things in the water', and a certain young Stark boy.
Aug 24, 2013
Plots: The Riverlands Part 3 (spoilers)
01:44:16
Ashaya and Aziz wrap up the Riverlands series and discuss what's happening through A Dance With Dragons.
Aug 11, 2013
History: The Riverlands Part 2 (spoiler free)
01:34:29
Steve and Aziz continue their analysis with part 2 of the History of the Riverlands. This episode covers the time period starting just after Aegon's Conquest and ending with the Red Wedding. Steve's final episode as a host.
Jun 20, 2013
Game of Thrones: The Red Wedding (spoiler free)
01:30:18
This week, Aziz and Steve are joined by Ashaya and TV viewer Sean Pink to discuss (and decompress a bit) the episode "Rains of Castamere" (S3, Episode 9).
Jun 06, 2013
History: The Riverlands Part 1 (spoiler free)
02:07:00
A discussion about the families, geography and important events that helped shape the Riverlands. Focusing mainly on the distant past.
May 25, 2013
History: The Kingsguard (spoiler free)
01:35:06
Aziz, Ashaya and Steve discuss the history and intricacies of the noble Kingsguard!
Apr 11, 2013
Plots: Varys & Illyrio Part 2 (spoilers)
01:53:33
Aziz, Steve and Ashaya explain what Varys & Illyrio are up to through the end of A Dance With Dragons.
Apr 04, 2013
History: Varys & Illyrio Part 1 (spoiler free)
01:22:55
Aziz, Steve and Ashaya go in depth on Illyrio Mopatis and Varys the eunuch, discussing their relationship while delving into some of their early plots.
Mar 16, 2013
History: Clegane, Payne, Cassel, Mormont, Tarly (spoiler free)
01:40:35
This week Aziz and Steve are joined by the infamous Larry Williams of OtakuAssemble. We discuss some of the minor houses that help push the overall story. Lots of character analysis.
Feb 24, 2013
Plots: Oldtown & The Citadel (spoilers)
02:04:56
An analysis of Oldtown and the Maesters through A Dance With Dragons.
Feb 15, 2013
History: Oldtown & The Citadel (spoiler free)
01:02:57
Aziz, Steve & Ashaya discuss Westeros' oldest city, which is also the home of the Maesters.
Feb 03, 2013
The Winds of Winter: Dornish Preview Chapter (mega-spoilers)
01:51:42
A thorough analysis of one of the early release chapters from The Winds of Winter.
Jan 14, 2013
Analysis: The Lands of Ice & Fire
01:58:15
Steve and Aziz go through each of the maps in the "Lands of Ice & Fire" map collection.
Nov 11, 2012