Game of Thrones: On the Throne Podcast

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Every "Game of Thrones" Season 8 episode researched, explained and expanded upon in an hour or less: That's what we do. On The Throne isn't a recap show, It's a community-fueled rocket-ship of key information that worships the "Game of Thrones" fan. Discover each episode's overarching themes, unlock the mysteries of Westeros and join thousands of listeners who've followed us from our hit "Westworld", "American Gods", "True Detective" and "Taboo" podcasts. Leave a Review https://shatontv.com/game-of-thrones-review Subscribe & Social Media https://shatontv.com/subscribe-and-follow Website https://shatontv.com Email hosts@shatontv.com Theme Song Interloper by Kevin MacLeod

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Ep.28: Game of Thrones - 801 - The Small Council
59:08

What's on viewers' minds after the powerful debut of Game of Thrones Season 8? Why Dany and Jon must die, why the dragon riding scene was important, Cersei's baby, over-reliance on Bran, and whether the Night King will skip Winterfell and go straight for King's Landing. Plus why is everyone letting Bran be a cryptic weirdo, why Dany is the only royal fit to rule, why Dany is unfit to rule, the timing of Sam's big talk with Jon, Smalljon Umber vs Ned Umber, and casual misogyny. With more than 60 emails and voicemails submitted for this episode, it's a power-packed edition of On The Throne.

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Apr 19, 2019
Ep.27: Game of Thrones - 801 - Winterfell
45:03

If you thought "Winterfell" was a slow start to Game of Thrones Season 8, you weren't paying attention. Between the emotional reunions and Alladin-esque dragon dates, HBO's flagship series outlined all the alliances forming as the living make their last stand. And how each alliance might fail.

Episode 1 also gave glimpses of how the good guys can win. We'll outline the secret weapons, powerful assets, and key strategies Jon Snow and Co. will need to survive against staggering odds.

Big D maps out his military advice for the Battle of Winterfell, and Gene Lyons explains the significance of the Night King's Smalljon Umber wall art at Last Hearth.

Who is the "old friend" Bran is waiting for in Winterfell's courtyard? The episode closes with the arrival of Jaime Lannister, but it could be someone else. Someone like family.


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Apr 16, 2019
Ep.26: Game of Thrones - 801 - Instacast
24:48

After nearly two years of waiting Game of Thrones returns with the first episode of its final season. All our favorite characters meet in familiar settings and viewers finally get the reunions and reckonings they've been waiting for.

Will the northerners accept a Targaryens as queen? Will John Recognize Arya and Bran after being separated so long? Is the Hound still pretty ugly? Get the roll call run down and our first reactions to the shows final season premier in this weeks instacast and come back Tuesday for our season premier deep dive for Game of Thrones Season 8 Premier, "Winterfell". 


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Apr 15, 2019
Ep.25: Game of Thrones - Season 8 Preview
52:50

Game of Thrones' final season is up on us, and HBO is pulling out all the stops for its six-episode finale. The battles will be bigger, the stakes will be higher, and each decision will be more critical.

As you prepare for a tearful farewell, the Shat Crew is gearing up for three episodes a week: The Instacast, The Deep Dive, and The Small Council fan emails. 

But first, we'll break down the official Season 8 trailer, which gives a lot more insights than you might expect. Gene think he knows which castle will fall first, and Big D predicts just how long it'll take.

We'll plunge headfirst into the promised Battle of Winterfell, with fun facts about the grueling 11-week shoot and the full hour of combat that will dominate an 82-minute mega-episode.

Find our more about the veteran directors and writers charged with bringing Game of Thrones to a close, and learn who we'd like to see on the Iron Throne.

Also on this Season 8 preview:

  • Will we see Podrick's finest hour?
  • Or a Wight Hodor?
  • Was Robb Stark stupid or a stand-up guy?
  • Could Babysitter Mountain have saved the kingdom?
  • Will Cersei's treachery doom mankind?
  • And Big D's WWE presentation of CLEGANEBOWL

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Apr 09, 2019
Ep.24: Game of Thrones - Season 7 Recap and Thronie Awards
01:29:17

If you enjoy awards shows, this is the episode for you. We kiss Game of Thrones goodnight with a Best Scenes of Season 7, top-to-bottom ranking of Season 1-7, and announce the winners of the inaugural Thronie Awards. Your write-in responses were so imaginative, we added extra minutes to the On The Throne special. Also, big news about Game of Thrones Season 8.

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Sep 09, 2017
Ep.23: Game of Thrones - 707 - The Small Council
01:00:22

What on viewers minds after the thrilling finale to Game of Thrones Season 7? Incest, Clegane Bowl, Littlefinger's justice, Theon's survival and Tyrion's master plan. This week's Small Council also examines your emails on redemption arks, Lannister and Stark babies, and whether Ned Stark was a fraud. With more than 100 emails submitted for this episode, it's a power-packed edition of On The Throne.

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Sep 01, 2017
Ep.22: Game of Thrones - 707 - The Dragon and The Wolf
54:53

Game of Thrones Season 7 is in our rearview mirror, but unsettling questions lurk in the back seat. Will Theon catch up with Euron? Will Tyrion side with Cersei? Do the living stand a chance against the dead? Join us to take count of the weapons each side has, plus dive deeper into Qyburn's mind. Be sure to catch the end of this episode to learn how you can vote for our inaugural Thronie Awards.

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Aug 30, 2017
Ep.21: Game of Thrones - 707 - Instacast
28:24

The Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, "The Dragon and The Wolf" made up for all the jetpacking, miraculous survival and improbable action of the series. It felt like a real throwback: All lives were on the table, and dread loomed in each passing minutes. Justice was served; dickless crotches were smashed, and incest blossomed like a fiery rose. Get our instant reactions here and tune in Tuesday for the Deep Dive. 


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Aug 28, 2017
Ep.20: Game of Thrones - 706 - The Small Council
01:05:34

We just saw a dragon die, but most Game of Thrones viewers want to talk about Arya threatening Sansa or Jon Snow's blossoming romance with Daeaerys. Of course, there's also analysis of the Night King's dragon trap and more on this week's Small Council covering Episode 6: "Beyond The Wall."

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Aug 24, 2017
Ep.19: Game of Thrones - 706 - Beyond the Wall
30:44

"Beyond The Wall" has longtime Game of Thrones fans up in arms about the far-fetched action and wandering storylines. But can some of the spectacle be explained? Gene takes a stab at explaining the Top 10 WTF Moments of Season 7, Episode 6 in this Deep Dive Solo Pod Special. Also, take a deeper look at some of the powerful dialogue and ponder this question: Is Game of Thrones hurting itself by trying to outdo itself?


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Aug 23, 2017
Ep.18: Game of Thrones - 706 - Instacast
26:43

Episode 6 gave us all the powerful dialogue we'd been craving from Game of Thrones Season 7: Arya grilling Sansa at Winterfell, Tyrion cautioning Daenerys at Dragonstone, and Tormund seducing Gendry and The Hound north of The Wall. The action was intense, and the moments fans found far-fetched actually could be explained. We'll try to do it on this week's Instacast. Have a listen.


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Aug 21, 2017
Ep.17: Game of Thrones - 705 - The Small Council
54:47

Three-headed dragon? Valonqar Prophecy? The magic of Little Sam? Season 7, Episode 5 shifted the tone of Game of Thrones from intrigue to fantasy, and listeners had a lot to say about it.

This fan mail edition explores the astonishing (and sometimes improbable) events of "Eastwatch." And we take little time to argue who would have the best bachelor party in Westeros.

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Aug 17, 2017
Ep.16: Game of Thrones - 705 - Eastwatch
55:02

Jaime's safe (phew!); Tarlys are roasted, and Arya Stark's caught little Finger in a trap. Or is it the other way around?

The Game of Thrones Episode 5 Deep Dive focuses on Jon Snow's improbable Suicide Squad, Bronn's wavering allegiance, Cersei's pregnancy prophecy, and the some of the most bizarre plot holes in Game of Thrones history.

We also map how Jon Snow and Gendry echo the history and friendship between Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark. If you thought "Eastwatch" moved fast, wait till you hear our light-speed recap.


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Aug 16, 2017
Ep.15: Game of Thrones - 705 - Instacast
23:20

"Eastwatch" had so many huge reveals, we had to flip the Instacast format! Did you catch all three key developments in Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5? Find out what we spotted, and let us know what we missed. Also find out why Big D yelled at his TV screen (Jaime's rescue) and what moment quenched Gene's bloodlust (Tarlyque).


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Aug 14, 2017
Ep.14: Game of Thrones - 704 - The Small Council
56:09

Did Jon Snow already bend the knee? Will Tyrion be the next to die? What will happen to Jaime Lannister, and what's the connection between Khal Drogo and Drogon?

This weeks' On The Throne Small Council explores these Game of Thrones viewer emails after Season 7's most thrilling episode yet. We'll also discuss why characters always are getting shafted through the back, who Littlefinger really cares about, and why a U.S. Army tank crewman believes Scorpion really could shoot down a dragon.

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Aug 10, 2017
Ep.13: Game of Thrones - 704 - The Spoils of War
01:20:53

Game of Thrones' shortest episode births the longest On The Throne Deep Dive as we catalog a treasure trove of callbacks in "The Spoils of War." Gene lists three battles he believes were better than the dragon attack at Blackwater Rush, and Rog happily counters.

Does Game of Thrones suddenly have a problem killing beloved characters? Is Littlefinger the Severus Snape of Westeros? What does "chaos is a ladder" mean, and how far to Bran's powers go? We answer all those questions, plus dig into who the Golden Company are, whether Tyrion and Daenerys are growing apart, and how the Dothraki caught up with the Lannisters so quickly (they didn't.)


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Aug 09, 2017
Ep.12: Game of Thrones - 704 - Instacast
28:45

Amid the freakishly delicious torrent of dragon fire and Dothraki blood showers, Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 revealed volumes about Arya Stark's lethal abilities, Brandon Stark's transformation, Cersei's future plans, and the blossoming bond between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. It was an episode so grand, not even Internet pirates could sink it.


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Aug 07, 2017
Ep.11: Game of Thrones - 703 - The Small Council
01:01:03

Listener theories after Season 7, Episode 3: "The Queen's Justice" blame Tyrion, The Iron Bank, Theon and just plain Lannister cunning for Daenerys' stunning defeats across Westeros. Or maybe it's just hurried writing by HBO.

Also, hear why fans are grumpy about Samwell Tarly's miracle cure for Jorah's greyscale. And boy genius listener Zach D. delivers an INSANELY detailed account of how big each faction's army really is.

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Aug 03, 2017
Ep.10: Game of Thrones - 703 - The Queen's Justice
49:40

Man, the Lannisters are good ... a little too good. Breaking down Season 7, Episode 3: "The Queen's Justice," we think there's a traitor at Dragonstone. And Big D has all the evidence to prove it.

Also, Gene identifies two key items we're likely to see play a huge role later this season. Rog embraces his inner Littlefinger. And we give you a rundown of all the Valyrian steel weapons in Westeros and discuss Gene's worst nightmare: Jon Snow riding a dragon.


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Aug 01, 2017
Ep.09: Game of Thrones - 703 - Instacast
32:36

Just when you thought Tyrion had it all figured out, Game of Thrones flips the script and puts nearly all the cards in Cercei's hands. Get immediate reactions to Season 7, Episode 3: "The Queen's Justice," including Jon Snow's landing at Dragonstone, the Lannisters' cunning scheme, and Olenna's badass farewell. Also, hear Gene sing your favorites from "The Little Mermaid."


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Jul 31, 2017
Ep.08: Game of Thrones - 702 - The Small Council
47:11

This week's Game of Thrones viewer mail digs way deep into prophecies. Have we already seen the fabled Lightbringer sword? Is Davos Seaworth the promised one? Where the hell in Bronn? Your Small Council letters also explore who Euron Greyjoy wants as his queen and why Samwell Tarly is so important to the show. And, of course, more Um Actually corrections smack us like an audio tomato to the face.

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Jul 28, 2017
Ep.07: Game of Thrones - 702 - Stormborn
51:49

Give three rabid Game of Thrones fans 24 hours to research Season 7, Episode 2: "Stormborn." Then keep them awake till 2 a.m. before letting them record what they discovered. This Deep Dive is a weird one, and it covers some weird stuff: generational legacies, Daenerys' possible descent into tyranny, changes in the opening credits, Randyll Tarly's military background, why Euron Greyjoy's ship is called Silence and ... Theon's moment of heroism? Have a listen, then write us at hosts@shatontv.com for Thursday's Small Council listener mail episode.


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Jul 26, 2017
Ep.06: Game of Thrones - 702 - Instacast
24:35

Episode 2 crushed any complaints about Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere. Questions were answered, hearts were broken, plans were laid out, and Euron did his thing. Before you catch Tuesday's Deep Dive breakdown.


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Jul 24, 2017
Ep.05: Game of Thrones - 701 - The Small Council
51:37

Our first listener mail edition for Game of Thrones Season 7 defends the Ed Sheeran cameo, drills into Wun Wun The Wight, predicts Daenerys' death and get truly tinfoil with Time Travelin' Bran Theory. Plus, we debut a new segment called Umm Actually ... where you tell us exactly what we got wrong. Titmouse. 

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Jul 21, 2017
Ep.04: Game of Thrones - 701 - Dragonstone
45:50

Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere traded grand action for deep symbolism and internal conflict. Learn more about the history of the Catspaw Blade seen in Samwell's research. Explore Bran's premonitions and what they mean for Winterfell. Dissect John Snow's conflict and cohesion with Sansa Stark. We'll also talk about how The Wall might fall, how the show might end, and whether The Hound's firelight visions could spell Clegane Bowl 2017.


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Jul 18, 2017
Ep.03: Game of Thrones - 701 - Instacast
29:29

Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere united our favorite characters and brought some lesser-knowns to the spotlight. We got one last chance to hate Walder Frey, one fresh chance to cringe at Ed Sheeran, and we learned to cheer for Euron Greyjoy (and his two good hands).

Listen to this quick-take Instacast and prepare for Tuesday Game of Thrones Deep Dive.

Also, holy crap, white walker giants.


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Jul 17, 2017
Ep.02: Game of Thrones - Season 7 Preview
49:13

"It's T-Minus 4 days until the Game of Thrones Season 7 premier and the Shatters couldn't be happier.

Join Rog & Big D as they painstakingly analyze the 2 official HBO trailers, review Vegas' odds on characters deaths, and breakdown the first 3 episode descriptions.

Warning: the pod may be dark and contain minor trailer spoilers."


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Jul 12, 2017
Ep.01: Game of Thrones - Podcast Preview
06:40

After saying we'd never do it, we're doing it: Shat on TV will devote summer 2017 to exploring "Game of Thrones." That means deep dives, listener email, fast-paced discussion and (of course) Rog's trademark what-ifs. Hear the latest on "Game of Thrones" Season 7 and subscribe to join us when it launches.


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Mar 06, 2017