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.46: Game of Thrones - Rewrites
01:02:26

It's time to put your fingers where your mouth is! More than 100 Shat on TV listeners wrote in their improved versions of "Game of Thrones," and we chose the weirdest, smartest, and most original rewrites for this bonus edition of Shat on TV.

Your wild imaginations brought us everything from George R.R. Martin's cruel childhood to a Hulked-out Tyrion. And more serious topics ranged from Daenerys' possible bipolar disorder to brutal endings for nearly all our characters. What if we had more cliffhangers and a longer season? What if Bran delivered the future to us in the final episode? Or if Dany went full White Walker and Jon Snow still loved her?

Plus, one listener wrote us a letter we couldn't help turning into a song with the help of singer Natalie Ribbons. It's our parting gift after two painfully short seasons of Game of Thrones together. 

Let's keep the party going! Subscribe to our other podcasts at shatontv.com and shatthemovies.com. And find more of Natalie Ribbons' music at facebook.com/telenovellamusic


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Jun 13, 2019
Ep.45: Game of Thrones - Season 8 - Recap and Thronie Awards
01:11:42

The Thronie Awards are here! More than 450 listeners voted for the best and worst of "Game of Thrones" Season 8, and the results are in.

Listen to hear who won Best Dressed, Thickest Plot Armor, Biggest WTF Moment, Best Death, Man of The Year, Woman of the Year, and Leeroy Jenkins Medal of Honor.

Plus, Big D and Gene share their thoughts on Season 8 as a whole: what was good, what was bad, and did the final season ruin the "Game of Thrones" legacy? 


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Jun 06, 2019
Ep.44: Game of Thrones - Bonus Small Council
59:16

"Game of Thrones" is over, but listener email keeps pouring in. And that's the recipe for a Bonus Small Council edition of Shat on TV. The King Bee is back to share his opinion on Season 8 and ask, "What's the worst thing you ever did to an ex?"

Gene explains how "Game of Thrones" is like a decade-long Bob Ross painting, and listeners continue their fight over whether Bran is a fitting king or just a sneaky creep.

Listener Ken L. shares his theories on where Drogon went with Daenerys' body, plus what happened to the Dothraki after she died. Meanwhile, listener Reeshee writes in about the demonization of minorities in "Game of Thrones."

No matter your opinion, we all can agree on one thing expressed beautifully in a voicemail from listener Courtney K: Jon Snow is the worst boyfriend in Westeros. 

Catch it all in this Bonus Small Council, and be sure to vote in our Second Annual Thronie Awards by clicking here.
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May 28, 2019
Ep.43: Game of Thrones - 806 - The Small Council
01:54:44

We asked you to withhold judgment until after the Game of Thrones finale. And now that our watch has ended, it's time for the gloves to come off.

This Small Council listener mail edition gets down to the nasty business of assigning blame for a questionable season 8, casting shade on the show runners, George R. R. Martin, and even poor Gene Lyons.

As fans dig into "The Iron Throne," messages pour in to question Bran's legitimacy as king, Jon's right to be alive, the Kingsmoot's entire function, and why HBO's most successful series is ending.

Gene learns an important lesson about the C-word. No, not that one, and Big D guides us through a record number of voicemails.

Have a listen, then join us Tuesday for a Bonus Small Council!

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May 23, 2019
Ep.42: Game of Thrones - 806 - The Iron Throne
01:15:05

"Game of Thrones" is over, and we're having a hard time letting go. Our final On The Throne Deep Dive examines whether "The Iron Throne" helped or hurt this monumental series' legacy and why things ended the way they did.

Gene and Big D discuss whether Bran was the right choice for King, whether justice was served, and what the heck the Dothraki do now that they're stranded in Westeros and don't get speaking roles.

We couldn't bring you a "Game of Thrones" Season 9, but Gene argues the final episode of Season 8 had all the makings of its own season ... so he wrote it. And we reflect on each major characters farewell and how it fit his or her tale.

Also, if you were confused about who the heck also those randos were at the Kingsmoot, we've got you covered.

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May 21, 2019
Ep.41: Game of Thrones - 806 - Instacast
21:29

Game of Thrones' series finale, "The Iron Throne," felt like two episodes wrapped in one. Maybe even two TV shows wrapped in one. There was the somber, sobering examination of absolute power corrupting absolutely, and there was the saccharine sweet series of farewells to our favorite characters that prevent a civil war.

But in the end, we got some answers a decade in the making. Who would sit on the throne? Would there be a throne? What would Arya do when the killing was over? Could anyone defeat a queen with Unsullied, Dothraki, and a dragon at her disposal? Where the hell is Yara? And did Robin Arryn die?

Have a quick listen to the Instacast, recorded immediately after the series finale punched in the gut while trying to tickle our funny bones. You're a weird one, Episode 6.


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May 20, 2019
Ep.40: Game of Thrones - 805 - The Small Council
02:05:24

It's Daenerys Day on the Shat on TV Small Council. This week's "Game of Thrones" listeners rained down fiery emails and voicemails about the massacre at King's Landing and how it might all be Jon Snow's fault.

Your messages were pretty evenly split on whether you loved or hated Season 8, Episode 5 "The Bells," and we snagged a strong sampling of each for this extended-length podcast.

Dr. Ashley Schlafly of "The Dana Buckler Show" dives even deeper into Gene Lyons' character arc primer, and U.S. Air Force pilot Fatso explains Drogon's atomic romp through the Westerosi capital. 

Other topics in this edition:

  • Was Cersei death worthy of her character?
  • Race in "A Game of Thrones"
  • Sansa's reaction to her rape and torture
  • Ser Davos' upbringing
  • How much fire does a dragon have?
  • Cleganebowl
  • Arya's mystery horse
  • Who will sit on the Iron Throne?
  • Will history repeat itself, or is The Wheel actually broken?

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May 17, 2019
Ep.39: Game of Thrones - 805 - The Bells
01:08:01

"The Bells" should have been the triumphant climax for "Game of Thrones." It was the battle we all were waiting for. The good guys finally made it to King's Landing, and justice would be done.

But "Game of Thrones" Season 8, Episode 5 gave fans something different: a look at the horrors of war, the power of legacy, and the unsatisfying end to some of our favorite characters.

Sunday was the day many viewers said "enough," but a small contingent said, "Let's take a second look." And some even said, "We don't want justice. We want destruction."

Join Gene Lyons and Dick Ebert as they debate whether Daenerys is truly a Mad Queen or simply a brutal conqueror who is perfectly sane. Examine which deaths were deserved and what happens now that the fires have turned to ash. Learn more about character arcs and why some of them feel less gratifying than others.

And, of course, we've gotta talk about that Euron's and Jaime's Knife Party at The Cove.

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May 14, 2019
Ep.38: Game of Thrones - 805 - Instacast
23:24

Game of Thrones' penultimate episode, "The Bells," was either one of the coolest things you've ever seen or a sure sign that HBO has completely lost control of George R.R. Martin's incomparable realm. 

Old scores were settled, true natures were revealed, and the entire CGI budget was spent. Gene Lyons loved it. Dick Ebert threw his hands up in frustration. And meme makers had a field day.

Catch the Instacast now, then tell us what you think at hosts@shatontv.com


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May 13, 2019
Ep.37: Game of Thrones - 804 - The Small Council
01:16:40

Season 8 Episode 4 gave us a standoff between Cersei and Daenerys, a farewell between Jon Snow and Ghost, a funeral for the fallen, and whispers between Tyrion and Varys. But listener mail mostly was about one thing: How the hell is the North so bad at stuff?

We scoured more than 200 emails and voicemails after "The Last of The Starks," and we chose the best for this edition of the "Game of Thrones" Small Council. Hear other listeners' takes on the new Scorpion design, whether King's Landing will fall, Jaime's and Brienne's romance, female disempowerment, and who ultimately will sit on the Iron Throne.

Other topics in this edition:

  • Missandei's execution is the death of diplomacy
  • Dany isn't mad. She's just angry.
  • How does Euron always know where to be?
  • Canadian wrath
  • Gendry's path to the throne
  • Vary's secret aspirations
  • Tom from Chicago's SWOT analysis of the war to come
  • and much, much more!

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May 09, 2019
Ep.36: Game of Thrones - 804 - The Last of The Starks
52:09

"The Last of The Starks," brought back the political struggles, shocking developments, and complex conversations of earlier seasons without losing the massive scale and sprawling tales of Season 8.

Episode 4's breakneck race to the "Game of Thrones" finish line might seem like sloppy writing and impatience, but Gene and Dick believe there's a method to the madness. Hear about that as we weigh the strengths and weaknesses of the two remaining factions: Team Cersei and Team Daenerys. 

Speaking of Dany, Big D lays out an impressive argument pointing to the Breaker of Chains as the next Mad Queen. Gene predictably plays devil's advocate and defends Dany as a born ruler who has suffered from being too lenient.

Wondering how the hell Euron knew the good guys were sailing toward Dragonstone? We'll dive deep into the lightning speed of information in Westeros and examine whether there's a spy in Dany's camp.

And of course we'll preview this season's last remaining bit of dazzle: The Golden Company. Who are they, and why might they be the key to defeating Cersei?

 


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May 07, 2019
Ep.35: Game of Thrones - 804 - Instacast
34:21

"The Last of The Starks" mixed Game of Thrones Season 8's huge scale and intimate conversation with something we haven't seen in a while: cutthroat political jockeying and deep questions of identity.

What does family mean? Who is best to take the throne? At what point does savior become tyrant? When did the show turn into Scorpion City?

Find out what drinking games taught us, why Sansa told Tyrion the secret that's not really a secret anymore, and who's where on the map as we head into Episode 5.


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May 06, 2019
Ep.34: Game of Thrones - 803 - The Small Council
01:14:18

"The Long Night" didn't mark the end of mankind, and it didn't kill half the cast, but this 82-minute TV milestone whisked us from fear, to hope, to dread, to triumph. Was it Game of Thrones' crowning achievement or a sign HBO has lost its nerve? Listeners wrote in and called in to argue both sides.

We read through more than 180 emails and listened to more than a dozen calls to curate this expanded edition of the Small Council listener mail pod. Game of Thrones fans debate plot armor, Arya's destiny, what will happen next, Lyanna Mormont's death, Mellisandre's refusal to pop more smoke monsters, Jon's intelligence, whether Tyrion and Sansa will rule, and much more.

Plus, get a full Battle of Winterfell report from an actual fighter pilot (he even awarded medals) and hear from our podcast's first sponsor: Listwak & Listwak - Fantasy Lawyers.

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May 02, 2019
Ep.33: Game of Thrones - 803 - The Long Night
56:18

"The Long Night," Game of Thrones' third episode of Season 8, delivered the longest battle scene ever filmed and forever changed the landscape of Westeros. For every fan of the action and drama, there was an equal fan asking important questions about convenience, strategy, and faithfulness to the world of George R.R. Martin created.

Put on your scuba suits, Deep Divers, we're plunging to depths we've never attempted before as Dick Ebert uses his combat engineer experience to compare Jon Snow's military tactics to U.S. Army Field Manual recommendations. Find out where the trebuchets should have been placed, why the trench was a disaster, and how paint could have protected Rhaegal and Drogon.

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Meanwhile, Gene Lyons goes full fanboy as he defends "Game of Thrones" against the naysayers, reports from behind the scenes at HBO, and explains how his Macbook is the real Lord of Light.

This is the podcast for anyone who thought "The Long Night" was visually tough to follow, championed the wrong hero, was overly simple, suffered from military blunders, or provided too much plot armor for beloved characters. Join us for that conversation.


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Apr 30, 2019
Ep.32: Game of Thrones - 803 - Instacast
32:47

We survived the Battle of Winterfell ... well, most of us. As flames illuminated the darkness, we cheered. As heroes turned to one another for help, we cried. "The Long Night" was dynamic, exciting, dizzying, and maybe a touch too convenient. 

"Game of Thrones" Season 8 Episode 3 shifted effortlessly from action, to drama, to horror, to parable. Hear our immediate thoughts while we prepare for Tuesday's Deep Dive. VALAR DOHAERIS!


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Apr 29, 2019
Ep.31: Game of Thrones - 802 - The Small Council
01:13:03

"A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms" touched our hearts and inspired listener mail about Winterfell's crypts, Daenerys' ability to lead, "Jenny of Oldstones" lyrics, Cersei's pregnancy, Brienne's knighting, and Bran's greensight.

But mostly, y'all just wanted to talk about Arya's sex scene. 

This expanded edition of the Small Council listener mail pod packs more than double the email and voicemail we received after Game of Thrones' Season 8 debut. Plus, you might even hear the voice of the Night King for the first time.

Listener mail also covers Arya's weapon, Sansa's wisdom, HBO's reluctance to kill major characters, and a pronunciation lesson from Gene Lyons and the late Roy Dotrice.

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Apr 25, 2019
Ep.30: Game of Thrones - 802 - A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms
48:42

"A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms," Game of Thrones' second episode of Season 8, mastered the herculean feat of bringing all our favorite characters together inside Winterfell's walls and reminding us how much we have invested in the battle to come. 

Along the way, Episode 2 gave us laughs, heartfelt moments, and one particularly steamy scene. This intersection of all the lives still living beautifully illustrated just who our on-screen friends had become over 8 seasons. Sansa Stark went from princess to prime minister. Jon Snow from bastard to badass. Arya from tomboy to terror. Daenerys from property to powerhouse. 

We'll take a Deep Dive into Podrick's song, "Jenny of Oldstones," and what it says about Jon's and Daenerys' Targaryen romance. This tragic ballad has rich roots, and Big D is following them far into the past.

Big D also uses his expert eyesight and keen military awareness (plus just reading the script) to answer a terrifying question: Just how many White Walkers are there? 

Spoiler alert: way too many.

Plus, catch a lightning round of Time to Guess, where we roll the dice and try to predict what Episode 3 will reveal.


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Apr 23, 2019
Ep.29: Game of Thrones - 802 - Instacast
31:07

Two episodes and no major battles? No major deaths? It's true, and it's glorious. "Game of Thrones" is playing the long game on a short season, showing that HBO has grown and evolved to always show the audience something better than they knew they wanted.

Season 8 Episode 2 made us throw away our notebooks and just feel along with these characters, reminding us of how much we've grown to love them over the years and how much their wholesale deaths are going to hurt.

But it wasn't all gloom and doom. Arya's secret weapon was revealed. And then ARYA was revealed, leaving us all feeling a little bit like we just watching our niece disrobe.

Ghost showed up. Jon revealed his true name to Dany, and the Night King was conspicuously absent to his own party. Plus we saw the abbreviated trial of Jaime Lannister, the knighting of Brienne, and discovered why they call Tormound "Giantsbane."


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Apr 22, 2019
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