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Dive deep into the HBO hit fantasy series each week with Entertainment Weekly's top Westeros war correspondent James Hibberd and Greyjoy fanboy Darren Franich as they talk about what happened on the show, both on camera and behind the scenes – and what might be coming up.

Episode Date
Predictions for Season 8
00:50:30

What does the Night King actually want? What's in the cards for Dany and Jon? Who is the Prince That Was Promised? Should The Mountain and The Hound finally have their face-off, who is most likely to win? James and Darren look back at the highs and lows of Season 7, discuss what to expect in Season 8, and give their updated rankings on where all the seasons currently stand.

Thank you to everyone who listened and supported this podcast this season! Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. 

Credits: 

Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich

Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett

Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_

Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com 

For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones

Sep 04, 2017
Ep. 7: The Love Boat
00:58:35

We break down the season 7 finale: Jon and Dany chart a course toward incest, Sansa and Arya team up on Littlefinger, Theon breaks our hearts, and James reveals what it was like on the set of that Dragonpit summit. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. 

Credits: 

Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich

Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett

Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_

Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com 

For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones

Aug 28, 2017
Ep. 6: Exit the Dragon
00:48:10

Jon Snow leads a suicide squad squad north of the wall, and James was on-set for season 7's snowiest setpiece! He talks with Darren about the most polar-izing episode of the season. Jon and Dany, question mark? Arya and Sansa, exclamation mark! Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. 

Credits: 

Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich

Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett

Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_

Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com 

For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones

Aug 21, 2017
Ep. 5: The Parent Traps
00:51:59

A fast-paced, callback-filled episode that proves even Dany’s dragons have figured out Jon Snow’s parentage gets decoded by James and Darren, who take on Gendry’s steely return, Littlefinger and Arya’s hallway shadow peeping, and a Westerosi Avengers Assemble at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea (which is totally not a bed and breakfast). Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. 

Credits: 

Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich

Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett

Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_

Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com 

For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones

Aug 14, 2017
Ep. 4: Spoilers of War
00:55:43

A massive battle threatens the lives of key characters, but James and Darren can't stop talking about the reunions up in Winterfell. Meanwhile, Dany and Jon go spelunking! Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. 

Credits: 

Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich

Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett

Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_

Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com 

For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones

Aug 07, 2017
Ep. 3: All the Queens' Men
00:38:41

Dany meets Jon. Bran returns to Winterfell. And yet all is wrong in the world of Westeros, as one Queen’s strategy gets demolished by another Queen’s trickery. Death ensues. Meanwhile, Jorah makes a friend. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. 

Credits: 

Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich

Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett

Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_

Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com 

For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones

Jul 31, 2017
Ep. 2: Euron Trouble
00:51:14

The Greyjoy-Dorne alliance suffers a significant setback, and Jon Snow considers an alliance with a certain Dragon Queen. Meanwhile, Arya receives some surprising news from a surprising source, and Sam tries to help out Jorah. It's the season’s second episode, and there’s already an epic battle! 

Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. 

Credits: 

Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich

Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett

Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_

Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com 

For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones


Jul 25, 2017
Ep. 1: Shall We Begin?
00:51:19

James and Darren break down the season 7 premiere, “Dragonstone,” an opener so fun even Ed Sheeran didn’t wreck it. They tackle Arya’s surprise murder-feast, Euron’s pick-up artist makeover, Sam’s gross internship, Dany’s rad castle repo, and more. 

Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. 

Credits: 

Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich

Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett

Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_

Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com 

For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones


Jul 17, 2017
Season 7 is Coming
00:46:35

On the eve of Season 7, James Hibberd (our man in Westeros!) talks with Darren Franich about being on set for the penultimate batch of episodes. Will another Stark die? Will the Greyjoys rise to power? How much bigger can the show get?? Prepare for war with this special preview episode!

Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. 

Credits: 

Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich

Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett

Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_

Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com 

For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones


Jul 10, 2017
Bonus Episode! Season 7 Predictions
00:39:44
Where in Westeros will Dany go first? Could Bran take over Winterfell? How will Jon’s parentage change things? Who’s Arya’s next target? James and Darren speculate about Game of Thrones season 7, plus give their picks for the best episode and performances from season 6. Thank you to everyone who listened and supported this podcast – it wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without your emails, tweets, and words of encouragement throughout this adventure! Season 6 may be over but there’s no end to James and Darren revealing more intel and discussing the latest news so keep an eye out for occasional podcast episodes before GoT returns next year. And don’t forget: It’s never too late to rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We love hearing from you! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
Jul 01, 2016
Ep. 10: Scheme Queens
00:41:55
It’s the episode that changed everything. Following GoT’s super-sized finale, James and Darren debate that Tower of Joy reveal, applaud Tommen’s suicidal decisiveness, wonder exactly how attracted Sansa is to Littlefinger, and mourn the loss of doom-magnet Margaery. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in our upcoming bonus episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
Jun 27, 2016
Ep. 9: Behind the Bastard Bowl
00:43:12
The most epic ‘Thrones’ ever? We break down the shocks, deaths and twists in ‘Battle of the Bastards,’ with James detailing what it was really like on the show's battlefield set in Northern Ireland (spiders and a shirtless Kit Harington are involved), while Darren analyzes that unexpected Meereenese dragon threeway. Plus reader questions, trivia and more. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Henry Molofsky Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
Jun 20, 2016
Ep. 8: Say Her Name
00:39:32
A girl strikes back! This week’s episode was relatively bloodless, but Darren makes a case for “No One” being the show’s best episode in years. James and Darren talk parkour Arya’s showdown with the Terma-Waif, Jaime’s tense workplace romance reunion with Brienne, Tommen’s cowardly betrayal of Cersei, and all the fan theories this episode ruined. (Goodbye, Lady Stoneheart) Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
Jun 13, 2016
Ep. 7: The Talks and The Hound
00:36:45
A long-lost character returns – but we’re too busy talking about Lyanna Mormont, the most badass Northern 10-year-old since Arya left Winterfell. James and Darren chat about “The Broken Man,” an episode of tense Tyrell talks, glorious Greyjoy gatherings, and one bilious Blackfish. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
Jun 06, 2016
Ep. 6: Coldhands, Warm Hearts
00:33:08
Why is Tommen such a disappointing wimp? How weird is it that we're actually GAINING Starks this season? How much motivation do the Dothraki need, exactly? Could an entire episode be built around Gilly being amazed by ordinary things? There's a lot to discuss in "Blood of My Blood" – especially the lack of blood! – so let James and Darren try to explain who Coldhands is and why the Riverlands are so important. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
May 30, 2016
Ep. 5: Hodor. Hodor? Hodor!
00:35:51
At last, Game of Thrones reveals Hodor’s origin story! James and Darren bust down "The Door," an episode full of revelations about Westeros history. Also discussed: A theory about why the direwolves are dying, Sansa’s takedown of Littlefinger, and some behind-the-scenes scoop about Brienne and Tormund's non-romance. Not to mention we finally see the Kingsmoot. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
May 23, 2016
Ep. 4: Naked and Unafraid
00:36:13
Darren and James debate Dany’s covert superpower and fiery clothing-optional vengeance. We also talk about those reunited siblings, the Great Southern Conspiracy, the Great Northern Conspiracy, and explore the possibility that Ramsay Bolton might not be such a nice guy. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
May 16, 2016
Ep. 3: Olly's Well That Ends Well
00:41:13
Westeros History comes to life! In our breakdown of “Oathbreaker,” James and Darren question the loss of a silent Stark’s shaggy companion, discuss Davos Seaworth’s halftime speech, Dany’s retirement home accommodations, Arya's Daredevil teachings and Ser Alliser Thorne’s last words. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
May 09, 2016
Ep. 2: Snowmageddon
00:34:14
After a year of theories, rumors and conversations about Kit Harington's hair, Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd has exclusive details on Jon Snow's return to the land of the living! James tells Darren all about the top-secret resurrection, while Darren tries to make the conversation all about the Greyjoys. Also discussed: how the High Sparrow is like Bernie Sanders, why Ramsay Bolton killed his own father and a theory about Dany’s future. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
May 02, 2016
Ep. 1: So How Old is Melisandre, Anyway?
00:40:58
Melisandre is really old! The Sand Snakes get stabby! Jon Snow really is dead...but will he stay that way? James and Darren dig into the season 6 premiere, with some theories about the Red God, the future of Kit Harington's decomposing corpse, whether the Kahl Moro is channeling Conan the Barbarian, and how "Rome” was like "Game of Thrones" before "Game of Thrones." Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
Apr 25, 2016
You Know Nothing About Season 6
00:29:02
In our season 6 preview, James gives spoiler-free thoughts on watching the Thrones premiere screening in Hollywood while Darren makes some bold predictions for the season, and together we ponder the fate of Jon Snow, the productivity of George R.R. Martin, and discuss how Arya's story is like Batman Begins. Tweet us questions @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com - and we promise future podcast episodes will be better than this one! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
Apr 15, 2016
Coming Soon
00:01:21
Follow along as EW's James Hibberd and Darren Franich debate the latest events in Westeros and give behind-the-scenes insight each week when the new season of Game of Thrones returns April 24.
Apr 01, 2016