Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Game of Thrones Podcast

By Ivan and Red

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 Apr 22, 2019
I have tried many GoT podcast, and this is one of my favorites. they do a great job of keeping things fun

 Aug 9, 2018
I can't quit these guys for some reason.


Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott break down every episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, Westworld, and other pop culture properties. In the off-season, we discuss George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, along with our "What You Should Be Watching" episodes. For questions, rants, and praise, follow us on twitter at @boarsgoreswords.

Episode Date
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, an HBO documentary Directed by Jeanie Finlay about the production of the final season of Game of Thrones turned out to be the emotional conclusion we all deserved.  Ivan & Red discuss it.

Jun 14, 2019
Game of Thrones Series Wrap Up

Now that the dust has settled, Ivan & Red discuss Game of Thrones’ legacy and ask if Bran the Broken really was the best ruler.

May 30, 2019
8x06: Uncle, Sit

The Iron Throne, the series finale of Game of Thrones. Season 8, Episode 6. Red flew out to NY to record with Ivan like they started: In an awkward bedroom, screaming about dragons and betrayal.

May 20, 2019
8x05: The Walking Thrones

The Bells, Season 8, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones. Comedian and listener favorite Lydia Popovich joins Ivan & Red to talk an episode which goes full William Tecumseh Sherman.

May 13, 2019
8x04: Pet the Dog, Jon

The Last of the Starks, Season 8, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones. Author and listener favorite Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan & Red to discuss an episode which should have been everyone drinking and having a good time, but that was ruined by family infighting at every level.

May 06, 2019
8x03: Jesting Upwards

The Long Night, Season 8, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red dive into the first tv episode long enough to make you plan out your pee breaks. It's a battle episode as satisfying as a Bastard Blacksmith.

Apr 29, 2019
8x02: The One True Short King

A Knight of Seven Kingdoms, Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red were not ready for this beautiful, hour long piece of the finest fan service. Officially the 69th episode, it was the nicest episode yet.

Apr 22, 2019
8x01: 600 Days of Winter

Winterfell, Season 8, Episode 1 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red discuss the stage being set for the final showdown between the dead and the living. From Jon missing the point, to Sansa being taken seriously, to Arya making a dagger gun, it’s a giant of an episode, so cuddle up next to your aunt and nephew and strap in.

Apr 15, 2019
Season 8 Game of Thrones Refresher

HBO’s Game of Thrones enters season 8 after being gone a full calendar year and then some. Who’s at The Wall? Who’s in King’s landing? Who’s having sex with their Aunt and/or Nephew. Who’s alive and who was finally cut down by the Stark children with the instrument of their own plotting? Ivan & Red get you up to speed in time for the premiere.

Apr 08, 2019
WYSBW: What We Do in the Shadows

Reunited after a month, they discuss the newly released tv adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows. Ivan & Red talk Ireland, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and the rare pitch perfect adaptation to the small screen.

Mar 31, 2019
WYSBW: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

It's time to go from no Spider-Man BGaS episodes to every part of the Spider-Verse simultaneously. Ivan & Red talk the Oscar Winner for Best Animated Features, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Mar 24, 2019
WYSBW: Horizon Zero Dawn

After continuously mentioning it on the podcast for months, they swerve to a different media altogether and cover PS4 video game Horizon Zero Dawn. Ivan & Red Jeff Bezos, their favorite robot dinosaur to murder, and their feelings about the inevitable robot apocalypse.

Mar 17, 2019
WYSBW: Wayne

One of the highest rated new shows of 2019 with the pilot free online on its home network of You Tube Premium, not enough people are talking about Wayne. Ivan & Red talk Slim Jims, Broke Batman, and the greatest villain humankind can imagine: Dennis Duffy.

Mar 10, 2019
WYSBW: Russian Doll

A show created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland co-starring the hair from Brave? I’m in.  Ivan & Red

Mar 04, 2019
WYSBW: The Umbrella Academy

We’ve entered bizarro-world as Red advocates for a comic book adaptation while Ivan shrugs indifferently for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Ivan & Red discuss sibling relations, comic book adaptations, and the brilliance of Ellen Page & Robert Sheehan.

Feb 25, 2019
Counterpart 2x10: Played for Marks

Better Angels, Season 2 Episode 10, the season (series?!) finalé of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Mira's looming threat forging some unlikely alliances AND NOTHING ELSE in the possible FIRST series finale in a show they’ve covered from start to finish.

Feb 18, 2019
Counterpart 2x09: And Then We Eat Breakfast

You to You, Season 2 Episode 9 THE PENULTIMATE episode of Starz’s Counterpart. Moments after discovering (accepting?) that Counterpart will not be coming back to Starz for a third season, Ivan & Red dive in to another exemplary episode from a show that is hearing some very ominous footsteps coming down the hall.

Feb 11, 2019
Counterpart 2x08: And Baldwin

In From the Cold, Season 2 Episode 8 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the highest rated show on Feb 3rd and also The Super Bowl.

Feb 04, 2019
Counterpart 2x07: Schiffology 101

No Strings Attached, Season 2 Episode 7 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss feedback from a notable listener, and Peter finally gets what he wants–his tapes back.

Jan 28, 2019
Counterpart 2x06: Love Ruins Science

Twin Cities, Season 2 Episode 6 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Counterpart getting too popular and the show deciding to make an entire episode with none of its stars. Also: twins!

Jan 21, 2019
WYSBW: True Detective Season Three

A bicycle wheel is also a flat circle as Ivan & Red return to discuss HBO’s True Detective. After an inexplicable choice to strap itself to Vince Vaughan for a season, Mahershala Ali single-handedly rights a series.

Jan 16, 2019
Counterpart 2x05: That'll Do, Pigs

Shadow Puppets, Season 2 Episode 5 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the increasingly poor chances for Clare & Peter’s marriage. Clare has both a daughter and a lover named Spencer, and Peter’s running away from trouble like sweaty brooms thrown down the stairs in this, the hottest episode of television in all of 2019*.

* so far

Jan 08, 2019
Counterpart 2x04: Dimension Fluid

Point of Departure, Season 2 Episode 4 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red, having finished welcoming Remy to Counterpart, say goodbye to Remy. We discuss those who are equally comfortable in any dimension, terrible hidey holes, and whether empathy will save humanity.

Dec 31, 2018
Counterpart 2x03: Two Pumps

Something Borrowed, Season 2 Episode 3 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red welcome back the #1 Italian Androgynous Italian Assassin and welcome an even sweatier, more paranoid, Harry Lloyd.

Dec 29, 2018
Counterpart 2x02: Guards Playing Cards

Outside In, Season 2 Episode 2 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red check in on PRIME WORLD, the only multiverse wholly owned by Jeff Bezos.

Dec 22, 2018
Counterpart 2x01: Emily’s Wife

Inside Out, Season 2 Episode 1 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red reunite with J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Viserys Targaryen, but NO BALDWIN?!

Dec 11, 2018
WYSBW: A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

The Christmas Prince was such a surprisingly popular episode that Ivan & Red HAD to return for the Royal Wedding. Rose McIver is GREAT and Ben Lamb is also in this.

Dec 10, 2018
WYSBW: Nightflyers

Ivan & Red return to the George R.R. Martinverse to watch a NEW television program by the ASOIAF scribe himself, Syfy’s Nightflyers. Technically an adaptation of the universally panned 1987 film, there is, uhm, a LOT about this episode that needs discussing.

Dec 04, 2018
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

For the honor of Grayskull, Ivan & Red watch the first two episodes of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. They take the journey from a generic money grab at the height of the 80s toy IP mania to a woke reboot with multiple frames of quality animation per second.

Nov 27, 2018
FeastDance 41: Good Baby Throw

This ep is a preview of the ASOIAF podcasts that are available to all BGaS patreon supporters. Check it out! Become a patreon and get access to a ton of bonus content and help fund Boars, Gore, and Swords going forward!!! CLICK HERE!!!

The UNTHINKABLE has finally happened, as this podcast proves that, unlike George R.R. Martin, given enough time they can finish a book. They reach the end of A Feast for Crows in their #FeastDance reading. Ivan & Red continue reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Samwell V (AFFC 46 & The Blind Girl (Arya IV) (ADWD 46). Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

Nov 20, 2018
WYSBW: Bodyguard

Robb Stark is back home from that wedding and now he’s gone into hiding as a British cop in Netflix’s Bodyguard. Ivan and Red get deep into the UK’s Jack Ryan.

Nov 12, 2018
WYSBW: Reigns: Game of Thrones

Ivan and Red get hardcore with $3.99 (at time of publish) mobile game Reigns: Game of Thrones. Much like the Telltale series before it, they get to make some decisions all of which come back to haunt them immediately. Watch Ivan & Red play a round of Reigns: GoT via the patreon here.

Nov 05, 2018
WYSBW: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

It’s late October and it’s past time Ivan, and Red get Spoopy with Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”. They discuss their personal history with fictional Sabrinas, Salems the Cats, and not being ready for Sally to be all grown up.

Oct 28, 2018
WYSBW: Patriot

Return guest, host of the Drunk Safari podcast, and author, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, joins BGaS to cover an incredible gem of a show, Amazon’s Patriot. Maggie, Ivan, and Red discuss Mulan, Westworld, Michael Collins erasure in First Man, and eventually even Patriot!!!

Oct 22, 2018
WYSBW: Maniac

When friend of the show, former writer for 538, and current mind behind Numlock News, Walt Hickey, asks to guest and cover Maniac, you have him guest and you cover Netflix’s Maniac. Walt, Ivan, and Red cover Justin Theroux’s acting choices, Norwegian comedies, and of course New York Public Transit!!!

Oct 15, 2018
WYSBW: Mulan

We take a listener request and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Mulan, which Red had not seen until a month ago. Ivan & Red discuss Great Walls, the sage and humble brilliance of the rich & powerful, and dating advice from Speed 2.

Oct 08, 2018
WYSBW: Miss Sherlock

What if HBO made a Sherlock series and half the world didn’t notice? Ivan & Red look into the HBO Asia production, Miss Sherlock. Available through HBO Now/Go, this Japanese production is a must watch for Sherlock fans.

Sep 30, 2018
WYSBW: Forever

Ivan & Red continue their deep dive into the Amazon content factory. Maya Rudolph & Fred Armisen joined forces with former Parks & Rec writers to form a high concept Relamedy (relationship/drama/comedy) and that project is Amazon’s Forever.

Sep 23, 2018
WYSBW: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Action’s most generic beta-male has found a new platform as an Amazon dot com prestige tv show, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Ivan & Red talk the comments, Bunk, a thousand 9/11’s, Blake Snyder’s new screenwriting book, and “Call From The Jet”.

Sep 09, 2018
WYSBW: Hand of God

Ivan & Red both love Ron Perlman, Garret Dillahunt, and prestige streaming so what could go wrong when a listener suggests they watch Amazon’s Hand of God?! A lot of things, dear listener.

Sep 02, 2018
WYSBW: Disenchantment

Grab a smoothie at Onion Julius and get ready for some medieval times as Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Disenchantment. They discuss their own experiences with the Groeningverse from Life in Hell, up through The Simpsons & Futurama and ultimately discuss where Disenchantment fits in.

Aug 26, 2018
WYSBW: Castle Rock

In the wake of Infinity Wars’s record breaking run the entertainment industry has figured out the formula: CINEMATIC UNIVERSES!!! People LOVE THEM!!!!!! Ivan & Red are here to talk the SKCU (Stephen King Cinematic Universe) in Hulu’s Castle Rock. They’re introduced to an intriguing world and a bunch of characters who are certain to produce compelling television for nine tenths of the series before plunging headless into a lake.

Aug 19, 2018
WYSBW: Succession

If you loved Scottish billionaire jerk in Westworld you’re going to love Scottish billionaire jerk in HBO’s Succession. Ivan & Red are here to talk Igby, Cameron, and the rest of the Roys.

Aug 12, 2018
WYSBW: HBO’s Andre The Giant

Imagine a world where instead of the diminutive 6'9" Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson portraying The Mountain, Game of Thrones had featured the 500 lb, 7’4” André René Roussimoff also known in American Wrestling as André the Giant. Ivan & Red are here to talk Giants, wrestling, and promoters who are definitely lizard people.

Aug 05, 2018
WYSBW: The Terror

If you’re missing Game of Thrones, AMC’s The Terror features Edmure Tully AND Mance Rayder, with Mad Men’s Lane Price thrown in for good measure. Ivan & Red are here to watch the crew of this historical ship (and it’s sister ship, Erebus, named after a Greek God of Darkness) work together and make their way safely home.

Jul 29, 2018
WYSBW: GLOW Season 2

Season one of GLOW (The Glorious Ladies of Wrestling) was a perfect season, but Ivan & Red are here to see if the second season can live up to the hype.

Jul 22, 2018
WYSBW: Sharp Objects

After last week’s Ready Player One episode, Ivan & Red were praying to the old gods and the new for some Sharp Objects, and HBO was happy to provide a new Amy Adams vehicle, the best of all worlds.

Jul 16, 2018
WYSBW: Ready Player One

If you don’t think we love our patrons, you’re incorrect. You’ve asked, and Ivan & Red were prepared to Jump into a full episode on Steven Spielberg’s opus of self-abuse based on the Ernest Cline novel, Ready Player One.

Jul 08, 2018
WYSBW: Killing Eve

With Westworld Season 2 finished, we’re back discussing HUMAN assassins. Ivan & Red discuss the Sandra Oh (Gray's Anatomy, Sideways, Arli$$) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, L3-37 in Solo, Broadchurch) vehicle, Killing Eve.

Jul 01, 2018
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May 08, 2018
2x02: Dead Isn't What It Used to Be

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“Reunion” is up for discussion as both Westworld and Ivan & Red get into the groove of season 2. Maeve & Dolores meet up and catch up on what’s happened since they last met at Sweetwater and William meets both Lawrence and El Lazo, plus a heap of sweet sweet world-building.

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Apr 30, 2018
Counterpart 1x10: Cube of Color

“No Man’s Land, Part Two”, Season 1 Episode 10 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red talk the season finale that has everyone asking who’s really in charge here.

Apr 29, 2018
2x01: Hat-Based Morality

Ivan & Red discuss the season two premiere “Journey Into Night”, including Red’s experience at the SF premiere. Starting next week, we’ll be moving our Westworld specific feed, you can make sure you don’t miss an episode by clicking HERE. Support us on patreon or rate and review “Doesn’t Sound like Anything to Me” on Apple Podcasts or Google Play!!

Apr 23, 2018
Counterpart 1x09: My Dinner with Andreis

“No Man’s Land, Part One”, Season 1 Episode 9 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red dive into the classic two part finale format. We finally figure what Angel Eyes, Ringleader, and Glasses are up to, and we discuss Harry Lloyd’s awe-inspiring ability to portray pathetic incompetence.

Apr 22, 2018
Westworld Season 2 Refresher

It’s been over 16 months since the last episode of Westworld aired, so Ivan & Red re-watched all ten episodes and get you caught up on what’s happening across Ford’s park.

Apr 18, 2018
Counterpart 1x08: Cyanide the Ultimate Anti-Depressant

“Love The Lie”, Season 1 Episode 8 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red find out what happened to Aldrich Prime (or DID they) and yell at the naive consumption of soup. JK Simmons joins his most compelling co-star.

Apr 15, 2018
Counterpart 1x07: Request for Clare-ification

“The Sincerest Form of Flattery”, Season 1 Episode 7 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red   get the Clare-ification they’ve desired since the first episode of this brilliant show. Somehow an episode with no J.K. Simmons or Sara Serraiocco manages to be one of the most fascinating of the series! GO GET IT. COUNTERPART.

Apr 08, 2018
Counterpart 1x06: If You Has to Ask

“Act Like You've Been Here Before”, Season 1 Episode 6 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red   talk personal time dilation, the most upsetting thing any Harry Lloyd character has ever done, Baldwin’s Manic Pixie Dream Barista, and dueling revelations.

Apr 01, 2018
Counterpart 1x05: Upright Counterparts Brigade

Shaking the Tree, Season 1 Episode 5 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the most incredible special effects makeup of all time, the perfect Emily, and the surprisingly reasonable working hours of The Office of Interchange.

Mar 25, 2018
Counterpart 1x04: Continuing Education for Assassins

Ivan & Red recap Counterpart’s Season 1 Episode 4: Both Sides Now. We get to the bottom of Heinrich’s bottle of vodka, meet Anna, and discuss our fantasy of being locked in an apartment for a week with no responsibilities.

Mar 18, 2018
Counterpart 1x03: No Pants and Two Glasses of Whiskey

Ivan & Red enjoyed Counterpart so much they’ve decided to recap season one, continuing with Season 1 Episode 3: The Lost Art of Diplomacy. Some Emilys have been keeping secrets and we get some pure, uncut Richard Schiff!!!

Mar 12, 2018
Counterpart 1x02: A New Kind of Hole

Ivan & Red enjoyed Counterpart so much they’ve decided to recap season one, continuing with Season 1 Episode 2: Birds of a Feather. It’s the one episode where you get double the Sara Serraiocco, so LIVE IT UP!!!

Mar 05, 2018
WYSBW: Black Panther

Marvel’s Black Panther is out and it’s time to see what Ivan thinks and if his friendship with Red will survive.

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Feb 26, 2018
WYSBW: Counterpart

Starz broke the bank to make a better Fringe and if the first episode is any indication they’re onto something. Multiverses, Viserys Targaryen, and 200% as much J.K. Simmons as any other show, Ivan & Red talk Counterpart.

Feb 19, 2018

What if Stranger Things was less fun, more desaturated, explicit, and German? Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Dark.

Feb 12, 2018
WYSBW: Altered Carbon

FINALLY, a show that’s a treasure trove of early aughts sci-fi Tropes fronted by the hot Republican from House of Cards. Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Altered Carbon.

Feb 06, 2018
WYSBW: The End of the F***ing World Part 2

Ivan & Red cover the back half of a two part series covering Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World. This is episodes 5-8.

Jan 30, 2018
WYSBW: The End of the F***ing World Part 1

Per Bannermen requests, Ivan & Red do their first of a two part series covering Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World. This is episodes 1-4, next week we’ll do the final 4 episodes.

Jan 23, 2018
WYSBW: The Crown Season 2

Ivan & Red cover something they both truly hate but love to watch: The British Monarchy as depicted in Netflix’s The Crown.

Jan 17, 2018
WYSBW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Reunited at last, Red & Ivan offer the only thing the internet needs: TWO MEN DISCUSSING STAR WARS (The Last Jedi).

Jan 03, 2018
WYSBW: A Christmas Prince

As voted on by The Bannermen, Red & Ivan discuss the Rose McIver schmaltz delivery system, Netflix’s A Christmas Prince.

Dec 18, 2017
WYSBW: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

KayDee Kersten (Co-creator and co-host of Pilot Fight), joins Red & Ivan to talk the most viewed Amazon Studios project: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. From creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, Bunheads), a period piece about a woman pursuing stand-up comedy in 1962.

Dec 11, 2017
WYSBW: Godless

Katie Compa, Stand Up Comic and co-host of Kid/Life Crisis and The Shade Of It All joins Red & Ivan to talk Netflix’s Godless. Are there women in this show? Yes. Are there as many as advertised? NOT REALLY.

Dec 04, 2017
WYSBW: Marvel’s Runaways

Red slapped the Switch out of Ivan’s hands so they could cover the the first episode of Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu.

Nov 27, 2017
WYSBW: Thor: Ragnarok

It took three tries, but Marvel joined forces with Taika Waititi and made a Thor movie that belongs in movie theaters as opposed to the Great Pacific garbage patch. Join Red & Ivan as they dive back into the MCU.

Nov 20, 2017
WYSBW: Alias Grace

Handmaid’s Tale: Mindhunter, AKA Netflix’s Alias Grace. The Netflix mini-series based off the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name is a really compelling piece of historical fiction, and Red & Ivan are all over it.

Nov 13, 2017
WYSBW: Provenance

We discuss author Ann Leckie for the first time ever on our podcast. This time it’s her new book, Provenance.

Also, check out Red on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! Ivan’s episode is up too and he game theories the shit out of squids.

Nov 06, 2017
WYSBW: The David Fincher Netflix Crime Drama Starring Jonathan Groff

Ok, so it’s actually called Netflix’s Mindhunter, but that has to be the worst title I’ve ever come across. It’s the second show on Netflix EP’d by David Fincher after House of Cards!!! GO WATCH THIS SHOW.

Also, check Ivan on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! He game theories the shit out of squids.

Oct 17, 2017
WYSBW: Star Trek Discovery

We’re delaying Provenance one week so that Red & Ivan can talk about the newest installment in the grand-daddy of modern televised Science Fiction, Star Trek Discovery.

Also, check out Red on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! Red talks Ostriches, and it’s a real good time.

Oct 08, 2017
WYSBW: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

We return to our WYSBW Roots with a show that you absolutely should watch that nobody is watching. You can hear Red’s FIRST hesitant review of this show on Pilot Fight with KayDee Kersten and then listen to this gushing review of what is a great, perfect, tv show. 

Also, check out Red on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! Red talks Ostriches, and it’s a real good time.

Sep 19, 2017
WYSBW: Final Fantasy 14: Dad of Light

Red and Ivan dive in real deep on the first two episodes of the Netflix series "Final Fantasy 14: Dad of Light."

Sep 10, 2017
Wow You're Wrong with Steven Attewell

Race for the Iron Throne author Steven Attewell joins Ivan and Red to discuss why they’re incredibly wrong about Robert Baratheon, and a series of fan theories. Check out his books on Amazon!!!

Sep 04, 2017
7x07: The Dragon and Also Another Dragon

Lisa Corrao joins Ivan and Red to discuss the Season 7 finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones: "The Dragon and the Wolf”. Some alternate titles for this podcast: “Two Dope Queens”, “Beyond The Walmart”, and “Gendry is a Construct”

Come see Red live Aug. 30th through Sept. 2nd in San Francisco, featuring for Joe DeRosa at Punch Line San Francisco!!!

Aug 28, 2017
7x06: The Rules Were Wrong

Ivan and Red go “Beyond The Wall” to discuss Season 7, Episode 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. They talk sword pommels, never seeing snow, great fathers, not being a hero, and dragon names being a bit too on the nose.

Come see Red live Aug. 30th through Sept. 2nd in San Francisco, featuring for Joe DeRosa at Punch Line San Francisco!!!

Aug 21, 2017
7x05: Is There a Night Queen?

Author & podcaster Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan & Red to discuss “Eastwatch”, Season 7, Episode 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. They talk incestuous ships, the unburnt grass, The Smuggles, Cersei sliding into the Night King’s DMs, SAM’S STUPID INTERRUPTION, and two Snow Brows hangin’ out.

Check out Maggie’s podcast Let’s Not Panic, and buy her book, Also an Octopus!!!

Come see Red live Aug. 30th through Sept. 2nd in San Francisco, featuring for Joe DeRosa at Punch Line San Francisco!!!

Aug 14, 2017
7x04: Sisyphean Dung Beetles

Ivan and Sick Red are here for "The Spoils of War", Season 7, episode 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. They talk prancy Mark Gattis, the gold that will never arrive, where Bran stores his knowledge, the theory behind Pod’s balance problems, and Dragons.

Come see Red live Aug. 30th through Sept. 2nd in San Francisco, featuring for Joe DeRosa at Punch Line San Francisco!!!

Aug 07, 2017
7x03: Brooder's Peak

Ivan and Red are here for “Queen’s Justice”, Season 7, episode 3 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. They discuss Cersei's worsening mental state, a surprisingly subtle torture, some dragons, and Tyrion's massive strategic self-own.

Come see Red August 3-6 in Sunnyvale, featuring for Michelle Wolf at Rooster T. Feathers!!!

Jul 31, 2017
7x02: Boat Fight

Stormborn, Season 7, episode 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones is on tap and Ivan & Red are here to talk disgusting edits, the height of crossbow technology, and the one type of true love.

Come see Red August 3-6 in Sunnyvale, featuring for Michelle Wolf at Rooster T. Feathers!!!

Jul 24, 2017
7x01: Stannis’s Poor Dead Soldiers

It’s HBO’s Season 7 Game of Thrones premiere, “Dragonstone”, and Ivan and Red are back and eager to revisit the Winterfell Crew, the Narrow Sea Crew, The Wall, King’s Landing, and even a few stragglers.

Jul 17, 2017
Season 7 Game of Thrones Refresher

Ivan and Red return to HBO’s Game of Thrones 6 days before the show’s extended hiatus finally comes to an end. We’ll get you up to speed with who’s in Winterfell, who’s at King’s Landing, who’s in The Narrow Sea, and who’s been buried in the Great Sept of Baelor’s Wildfire incident. By the end of this episode you’ll be caught up with everyone from Cersei to Sam (As in Gilly’s baby).

Jul 11, 2017

Where are you going to get thematic cross-body splashes and Marc Maron playing the part he was born for? Nowhere outside of Netflix’s GLOW. Ivan and Red investigate.

Jul 02, 2017
FeastDance 21: Do You Want Them Whole or Bloodied?

Asha and Brienne are the absolute best and these chapters are the worst as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s The Wayward Bride (Asha II) from A Dance with Dragons and Brienne V from A Feast for Crows. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

Jun 25, 2017
FeastDance 20: Daenerys’s Too Many Boyfriends

Jon Connington and Quentyn are getting ready to start their Bachelorette podcast as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s The Lost Lord and The Windblown from A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

Jun 19, 2017
WYSBW: Twin Peaks

Ivan takes Red into the Black Lodge to discuss David Lynch’s new episodes of Twin Peaks.

Jun 11, 2017
WYSBW: Mr. Robot

When they last asked the patrons for suggestions, many said Mr. Robot, and though Ivan and Red are certain they’ve covered it before, they couldn’t find it in the archives, so here it is, Mr Robot

Jun 04, 2017
FeastDance 19: Slurp the Emperor

Young Griff and Daario have to come to terms with the fact that sometimes Daenerys isn’t interested as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Tyrion VI and Daenerys IV from A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

May 29, 2017
FeastDance 18: Matter of Juvenile Petulance

It’s orbs, seduction by kitten, and corn, as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Cersei V from A Feast for Crows and Jon V from A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

May 22, 2017
American Gods 1x02: Who Has an Unlocked Phone?!

As voted by our patrons, we cover the second episode of American Gods and oh boy do they make some choices. Ivan and Red truly did not know what they were getting into.

May 14, 2017
WYSBW: American Gods

The biggest STARZ in America: The Gods. Ivan and Red head to the Alligator bar to kick it with Shadow and Wednesday.

May 07, 2017
FeastDance 17: Crime Does Pay

Just two Starks under assumed identities this week as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Arya II and Alayne I (AKA Sansa II) from A Feast for Crows. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Apr 30, 2017
FeastDance 16: Men’s Rights Pyg

Brienne of Tarth and Areo Hotah strive to kill all men Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Brienne IV and The Queen Maker from A Feast for Crows. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Apr 23, 2017
FeastDance 15: The Kraken of Comedy

It’s time for an Iron Island family reunion as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s The Iron Captain and The Drowned Man from A Feast for Crows. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Apr 17, 2017
WYSBW: Big Little Lies

Never have Ivan and Red been more informed on a topic than rich white women in Monterey. It’s time to talk murder, mothering, and merlot with HBO’s Big Little Lies.

Apr 09, 2017
WYSBW: The Americans

A period piece about Russian intelligence?! How 1980s and not related to the present at all! Ivan and Red are just The Americans to let you know about FX’s The Americans.

Apr 02, 2017
FeastDance 14: The Alt-Red Wedding

Three weeks, three book club episodes. This week Ivan and Red cover Cersei IV (AFfC 18) and Davos III (ADwD 20). Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here  and here. We have some real questions about some of these Red Wedding conspiracy theories.

Mar 27, 2017
FeastDance 13: Boars, Badgers, and Beetles

Book club is BACK. This week Ivan and Red cover Jaime II (AFfC 17) and Tyrion V (ADwD 19). Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here  and here. And seriously, HOW IS THIS CHARACTER NOT IN THE TV SHOW.

Mar 19, 2017
FeastDance 12: Too Much Talkie Talk

THE BOOK CLUB RETURNS!!! Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Daenerys III and Jon IV from A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Mar 14, 2017
WYSBW: Black Sails

After last week's viewing of the oft recommended Vikings went well, Ivan & Red check out the second longest requested show, Black Sails.

Mar 05, 2017
WYSBW: Vikings

The Bannermen have been recommending the History Channel's Vikings since what feels like the 8th century, and Ivan & Red finally get on board and discover that it's the purest Methodone for Game of Thrones on the market.

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Feb 26, 2017
WYSBW: Riverdale


Ivan clearly has something on Red as they cover a comic adaptation for the second time in a row, this time it's the Archie Comics slash Twin Peaks homage, Riverdale.

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Feb 20, 2017
WYSBW: Legion

After Ivan's terrible Super Bowl pics leave Red deeply in debt, he was too weak to prevent Ivan from picking FX's Legion for this week's BGaS. If that's not enough comic book talk, check out the Patreon only episode covering Suicide Squad.

Feb 12, 2017
WYSBW: The Good Place

As the world spirals violently into a bad place, Ivan & Red think it's important you know about NBC's The Good Place. Also with IVAN'S SUPER BOWL PICKS!!! Make that money.


Jan 30, 2017
WYSBW: The Young Pope

We've covered a LOT of Sunday Night HBO prestige dramas, but this is easily the hardest one to explain to Red's mom. Ivan & Red talk The Young Pope, which features Jude Law and Diane Keaton in what appears to be the highest budget student film of all time.

Jan 22, 2017
WYSBW: Taboo

When Game of Thrones actors die they end up in the BBC One/FX show Taboo. Ivan & Red discuss the Tom & Chip(?!) Hardy vehicle. Strap on your subtitles, we're going into grumbleville.

Jan 09, 2017
WYSBW: Great British Bake Off Xmas Special Episode 1

2017 has arrived and with it Ivan & Red are here to talk THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF CHRISTMAS SPECIAL EPISODE ONE! Norman! Mary Anne! Ali! Cathryn! And together for one of the last times, Paul, Mary, Sue, and Mel.

Jan 01, 2017
WYSBW: Rogue One

It's time for Ivan & Red to discuss Rogue One, which elements held up, who should have been left for dead, and whether it's better than The Force Awakens.

Dec 26, 2016
WYSBW: Futureworld

In their final week of Westworld coverage until 2018, Ivan & Red review Futureworld, the sequel to the original 1973 Westworld. Warned that it wasn't worth watching, they discover more inspiration for the tv show than the original movie.

Dec 19, 2016
WYSBW: Michael Crichton’s Westworld

With Westworld the TV show coming to a close, Ivan & Red take some time to check on the source material, Michael Crichton’s original Westworld. His directorial debut, this 1973 futuristic film takes place in the future of 1983, the same year Stranger Things takes place. Is Eleven a Host?

Dec 11, 2016
Westworld 1x10: One Armistice

Per listener demand, Ivan & Red close out this first season of Westworld with the Third Chair herself, Kelly Anneken. More specifically, they discuss season 1, episode 10: "The Bicameral Mind".

Dec 05, 2016
Westworld 1x09: Make Human Cognition A Pestilence Again

If this year doesn't prove that cognition is a pestilence, I don't know what will, Ivan & Red talk Westworld, episode 9, “The Well-Tempered Clavier”.

Nov 28, 2016
Westworld 1x08: Dormant Urges

Ivan & Red are real human guests who haven't previously done grevious bodily harm to each other, and they're talking episode 7, “Trace Decay”.

Nov 21, 2016
Westworld 1x07: Mission Impossible: Ghost Nation

Ivan & Red are BOTH in San Francisco and they're talking Westworld, episode 7, “Trompe L'Oeil”.

Nov 14, 2016
Westworld 1x06: Ten Gallon Fleshlight

Ivan & Red are the #1 Westworld Podcast Hosts who are not robots. They’re joined by the great Lisa Corrao to talk Westworld, episode 6, “The Tipping Point”.

Nov 07, 2016
Westworld 1x05: Rough Motor Skills

After catching up last week, Ivan & Red are back in the prime game day form you've come to expect. They're joined by Allison Mick to talk Westworld, episode 4, “Contrapasso”.

Oct 31, 2016
Westworld 1x04: Robot Maintenance Best Practices

Three days, three Westworld BGaS episodes. Ivan & Red talk about Westworld, episode 4, “Dissonance Theory”.

Oct 24, 2016
Westworld 1x03: Walterpedia

Another day, another BGaS. Ivan & Red are joined by Walt Hickey to talk about Westworld, episode 3, "The Stray".

Oct 23, 2016
Westworld 1x02: Shoots and Shots

As per the will of the beloved patreons, Ivan & Red are taking a break from the ASOIAF book club to review Westworld in real time. They're a few episodes behind, so that just means more content for you! The first of our two episodes covers Westworld's "Chestnut".


Oct 22, 2016
WYSBW: Westworld

It's HBO's Westworld under the gun, as Ivan & Red dig deep into video game influences, violence in virtual worlds, homage on top of homage, and more.

Oct 16, 2016
FeastDance 11: Erectile Crustacean

We're back in AFfC, as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Brienne III, and Samwell II. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Oct 09, 2016
FeastDance 10: Captain Davos: Civil War

This week is ALL ADwD, as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it's Bran II (covered previously here), Tyrion IV, and Davos II. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Oct 02, 2016
FeastDance 9: Amen, Sworn Brother

The next chapter in FeastDance is Reek I in ADwD, which we have covered previously. Then it's back to AFfC this week, with Cersei III & The Soiled Knight covered this week as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Follow Ivan’s new twitter account, @octo_txt.

Sep 25, 2016
WYSBW: The Great British Bake Off

When The Bannermen asked Ivan & Red to discuss The Great British Bake Off, they assumed it was a niche interest, and made it a patreon reward. Well, the response to that first episode blew them away and they've decided to cover the entire Series (AKA Season, for Americans) 7 of #GBBO on Patreon as well as release the first episode in the main feed. Everyone deserves a chance to hear Ivan talk Drizzle cake.

Sep 18, 2016
FeastDance 8: Rattleshirt’s Dumb Death

Strictly ADwD this week, with Davos I, Jon III,  & Daenerys II covered this week as Ivan and Red continue the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Follow Ivan’s new twitter account, @octo_txt.

Sep 11, 2016
FeastDance 7: The Fault of Our Complexion

Sansa I (AFFC), The Kraken's Daughter (AFFC),  & Tyrion III (ADWD) are covered this week as Ivan and Red continue the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Sansa I has been covered before, so we only give it the briefest of summaries.

Follow Ivan's new twitter account, @octo_txt.

Listen to the bizarre Song Exploder mentioned in the episode about Ghostface Killah.


Sep 04, 2016
FeastDance 6: Cersei Responds Appropriately


Cersei II (AFFC), Jaime I (AFFC),  Brienne II (AFFC) are covered this week as Ivan and Red continue the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Brienne II has been covered before, so we only give it the briefest of summaries.


Aug 29, 2016
WYSBW: AMC's Preacher

Preacher, a high profile comic book adaptation that was formative to Ivan's view of people as meat bags, is a show that improves on the comic book–in its adaptation of women and hairstyles–and vastly disappoints. At Ivan's behest, they both watched the first two episodes in addition to Red reading the first four comic books in the series. This was originally done for the show's patreon months ago, and there's a new patreon exclusive episode up this week, so if you wanted support this podcast, I'm not going to stop you.



Aug 21, 2016
FeastDance 5: Mugs, Thermoses, and Tea Cups

After skipping The Merchant's Man per the Boiled Leather chapter orderIvan and Red cover Samwell I (AFFC), Jon II (ADWD), and Arya I (ADWD) in George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. They also mention the BGaS protomug.

Aug 14, 2016
FeastDance 4: 30 Stone All Day

Brienne I (AFFC), Jon I (ADWD), Bran I (ADWD), and Tyrion II (ADWD) are covered this week as Ivan and Red continue the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Brienne I and Bran I have been covered before, so we just lightly summarize those chapters.


Aug 08, 2016
FeastDance 3: Holes Want Filling

Book club continues with Cersei I (AFFC), Tyrion I (ADWD), and Daenarys I (ADWD) as Ivan and Red continue the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. They discuss ceremonial robes that didn't make it to television, Cersei's continued fall down the priorities ladder, and which actors are too dignified to be stuck in a wine cask. 

Aug 01, 2016
WYSBW: Stranger Things

Stranger Things, the Netflix-original Spielbergian YA horror show starring Winona Ryder, David Habour, & Matthew Modine is on tap this week. Every fourth week Ivan and Red break from the book club and cover something different, and this time it was an easy choice, as Stranger Things is definitely What You Should Be Watching. Next week we will return to our coverage of FeastDance.

Jul 25, 2016
FeastDance 2: Ghost of Sand Snakes Yet to Come

The Boars, Gore, and Swords book club forges on with the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. In this week's episode, Ivan and Red cover the chapters "The Prophet" and "The Captain of the Guards" from A Feast for Crows. They discuss the religious importance of drowning, weapon-based objectophilia, and which European landmarks found their way to Dorne.

Jul 18, 2016
FeastDance 1: World of Wargcraft

TODAY IS THE DAY WE BEGIN A FEAST FOR CROWS AND A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, books 4 and 5 of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Per the will of our bannermen and our patrons, we've decided to cover these books in an interleaved order organized by Sean T. Collins. The first two chapters in this new order are both of the prologues, first ADwD and then AFfC, and so that's what we discuss in this episode.

During the podcast, Red recommends Tamora Pierce's Beka Cooper trilogy, available here.


Jul 10, 2016
ASoS 41: Songs for the Deaf Dick

With Season 6 of Game of Thrones in the bag, Ivan and Red return to their chapter by chapter book club. Using the reading guide that was provided by Bannerman Michelle Victory prior to season 5 of Game of Thrones, they finish up A Storm of Swords by covering Samwell IV, Jon XI, skipping the previously covered Tyrion XI and then going on to Samwell V and Jon XII. Next week we'll move on to A Feast for Crows.

Jul 03, 2016
6x10: Egalitarian Baby Smashing

It's the season 6 finale, "The Winds of Winter", and Ivan and Red are joined by Kelly Anneken to discuss Cersei's continuing stylistic reinventions, possible GIF-based meme density, Arya pulling a Cartman, ginger pride, and the greatest ongoing debate within male culture: how many kids you could fight at once.


Jun 27, 2016
6x09: Happy Shitting!

For "Battle of the Bastards", Ivan and Red are joined by writer Maggie Tokuda-Hall to discuss what make-up you bring to the negotiating table, the gender dynamics of war councils, how Daenerys/Yara is the new greatest ship, and Ramsay's fate still being better than he deserves.

Jun 20, 2016
6x08: Suits: Of Armor

For this week's "No One," Ivan and Red discuss Terminator chases, Sandor Clegane's murder negotiations, and the most offscreen of any offscreen death in television history.

Jun 13, 2016
6x07: Lyanna Mormont 2016

It's reunion week for "The Broken Man," Ivan and Red discuss skateboarding preachers, Margaery's manipulations, Yara's immersion therapy, and how Lady Mormont is the greatest character on the show even if she's only ten.

This week we'd really appreciate it if you would fill out our survey in order to help us find sponsors!

Jun 06, 2016
6x06: Meet the Tarlys

On this week's "Blood of My Blood," Ivan and Red are accompanied by the fantastic Lisa Corrao to discuss new religious converts, bringing your north of the Wall girlfriend home to your family, Arya's position as theatre critic, and puppets both figurative and literal.

May 30, 2016
6x05: The Door Was Held

For this week's episode, "The Door," Ivan and Red are joined by the hilarious Lydia Popovich to discuss the Iron Islands' applause-based political process, theatrical dingdongs, the consequences of grabbing root, and the loss of our dearest, biggest friend.

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May 23, 2016
6x04: Airborn Until Proven Innocent

For this week's "Book of the Stranger," Ivan and Red discuss Ramsay Bolton's trolling, the High Sparrow's torture by backstory, Brienne and Tormund's sexual tension, and yes, they cover the flatulence of Pycelle which they somehow missed last week.

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May 16, 2016
6x03: Dickless Cheney

For this week's "Oathbreaker," Ivanand Red discuss Varys's interrogation methods, the differing effects of puberty on actors, and possible ways to defeat a four hundred pound Icelandic zombie strongman.

If you enjoyed the show, you can support it by donating to the newly opened Patreon!

May 09, 2016
6×02: Didn’t That Guy Have a Beard?

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones continues, with surprising deaths and unsurprising returns from death. Each week following the show, Boars, Gore, and Swords recaps all the newest developments in the world of Westeros. To cover this week's "Home," Ivan and Red are joined by Walt Hickey, chief culture writer of FiveThirtyEight, to discuss proper dragon training technique, startling lacks of chainmail, and the poor civil infrastructure of the Iron Islands.

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May 02, 2016
6x01: Woke Fanfiction

The season six premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones aired Sunday, marking a return to the characters and subplots we loved and dreaded. Each week following the show, Boars, Gore, and Swords will recap all the newest developments in the world of Westeros. For this week's "The Red Woman," Ivan and Red are joined by guest OJ Patterson to discuss dead Jons, bro Dothrakis, and woke fanfiction.

Apr 25, 2016
Season 6 Game of Thrones Refresher

Game of Thrones returns to HBO for Season 6 this Sunday and it has been far too long of a hiatus. Is Stannis alive? Is Bran going through puberty? Are Jorah’s chances with Daenerys dead, or merely undead. Ivan & Red update you on the most 100 relevant Game of Thrones characters in preparation for the premiere.

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Apr 18, 2016
WYSBW: The Real History Behind Game Of Thrones

Tom Schneider of Up Yours, Downstairs! joins Red and Ivan to discuss “The Real History Behind Game of Thrones”, a fascinating and wholly uneven featurette about the historical figures behind Game of Thrones' most notable characters, included on the Season 5 Game of Thrones Blu-ray and currently screening on youtube.

Apr 13, 2016
WYSBW: Daredevil

As voted by the people, Netflix’s “Daredevil”. Ivan and Red discuss the Season 1, Episode 1, “Into The Ring”, whether Marvel properties will outlast the heat death of the universe, and how people with vision impairment can know if they’re being represented poorly in visual media.

Apr 03, 2016
WYSBW: The Magicians

Syfy's "The Magicians" based on the trilogy by Lev Grossman is up for discussion. Ivan and Red are joined by guest KayDee Kersten to discuss Syfy's uneven yet surprisingly successful attempt at prestige drama on a basic cable budget.

Mar 27, 2016
Telltale 1x06: House Forrester Is My Safe Word

If you’re itching for new stories within the world of Game of Thrones, look no further than Telltale’s “Game of Thrones”, a series of 6 planned episodes that take you into Westeros through the eyes of House Forrester, loyal Bannerman to House Stark. In “The Ice Dragon” Ivan & Red deal very poorly with blood magic, a poor coal boy, and peek at some compelling corners of Game of Thrones canon.

Mar 21, 2016
Telltale 1x05: The Mourning After

If you’re itching for new stories within the world of Game of Thrones, look no further than Telltale’s “Game of Thrones”, a series of 6 planned episodes that take you into Westeros through the eyes of House Forrester, loyal Bannerman to House Stark. In “Nest of Vipers” Ivan & Red's choices are compounding as the series heads towards its conclusion. Listen to see how they handle Ramsay Bolton, White Walkers, and most terrifying of all, Cersei Lannister.

Mar 13, 2016
Telltale 1x04: Never Liked That Sibling Anyway

If you’re itching for new stories within the world of Game of Thrones, look no further than Telltale’s “Game of Thrones”, a series of 6 planned episodes that take you into Westeros through the eyes of House Forrester, loyal Bannerman to House Stark. This episode Ivan & Red compare the terrible choices they made in the 4th episode, “Sons of Winter”. Do you let your sister live? Or your brother? Do you let your friend take the life of the man who enslaved her even if you’re in the middle of something? How many drinks is too many?

Mar 08, 2016
WYSBW: Better Call Saul

At the listener's discretion, Ivan and Red discuss AMC's "Better Call Saul". This episode brings vastly improved audio quality compared to our last two remotes as Ivan learns which end of the microphone to talk into.

Feb 28, 2016
WYSBW: Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Red & Ivan continue their promise to cover every Marvel property starring a female protagonist. The boys discuss season one of Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Feb 21, 2016
WYSBW: Star Wars The Force Awakens: Space Cuba

Red and Ivan, the third best boys, are back and they're talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

They've missed you. Tell them what you want to hear them talk about next on twitter @boarsgoreswords

Feb 14, 2016
5x09 & 5x10: What. What? WHAT?!

Like a Mad Max sequel, Ivan and Red join again in a thankless desert to fight the patriarchy and discuss “The Dance of Dragons” and “Mother’s Mercy”, episodes 5x09 and 5x10 of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Jun 28, 2015
5x08: Breaker of Wheels

Joined in Los Angeles by forces poorly understood, Ivan and Red discuss “Hardhome”, Season 5, Episode 8 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.

Jun 01, 2015
5x06 & 5x07: The Heads on the High Shelves

Ivan & Red catch up, covering Season 5, Episodes 6 & 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones: ”Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" and “The Gift”.

May 28, 2015
5x05: Money for Nothing, Ships for Free

“Kill the Boy”, Season 5, Episode 5 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. Ivan & Sick Red discuss Grace & Frankie, PREVIOUSLY ON, Red only making two mistakes, teaching Dragons to love human, the return of Sports to Mereen, Miranda’s pointy hip, the return of the Broken Tower, dinner with Ramsay, the promise of another wedding, and Valyria.

May 11, 2015
5x04: Westeros Baptist Church

“Sons of the Harpy”, AKA Season 5, Episode 4, of HBO’s “Game Of Thrones”. Ivan & Red discuss PREVIOUSLY ON, Riffers of Color, book obsession gone wrong, the Faith Militant, clearing out the rabble, run the wall, Harold & Kumar Go to Whitest Castle, The Wire, symbolic snake killing, and Tyrion the mentalist.

May 06, 2015
5x03: King Tommen The First (In Bed)

“High Sparrow”, AKA Season 5, Episode 3, of HBO’s “Game Of Thrones. Jane Harrison joins Ivan & Red to discuss one of the best damn episodes this show’s put on offer. They talk missing storylines, King Tommen, Cersei vs. Maergery, chubby bunnies, Podrick being the best, the invention of clinchés, the noble stand of Janos Slynt, ginger humor, and the Game of King Chairs.

Apr 27, 2015
5x02: House Mormont and The Sword Shamers

“The House of Black and White”, the Season 5, Episode 2, of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. OJ Patterson returns with Ivan & Red to discuss Slenderman in Westeros, *Stannis will remember that*, a brief discussion of the second Star Wars trailer, Podrick’s rock-tossing, Brienne showing people what’s up, MC Moondoor, British vs American acting, the return of House Mormont, Blackface in Essos, and farcical trials.

Apr 20, 2015
5x01: Can I Drink Myself To Death?

“The Wars to Come”, the Season 5 premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. Lydia Popovich joins Ivan and Red to discuss aliens helping to build the pyramids of Mereen, the importance of leash laws, surprising similarities between teenage Cersei Lannister and Kimmy Schmidt’s Xanthippe Lannister Vorhees, Game of Thrones’s turn toward Scientology, Varys and Tyrion to get the band together, and Deanerys’s deep need for Cesar Milan.

Apr 13, 2015
Telltale 1x03: We All Make Mistakes

“The Sword in The Darkness” , episode 3 of Telltale’s “Game of Thrones” series of 6 planned episodes that take you into Westeros through the eyes of House Forrester, Loyal Bannermen to House Stark. Ivan and Red discuss the importance of Corpse Gold, to Beshka or not to Beshka, disposable Forresters, Jon Snow’s complete lack of empathy, and #TeamNoGold.

Apr 05, 2015
WYSBW: Wolf Hall

With just weeks left until the Game of Thrones premiere, BBC Two has put out Methadone for those Jones’ing. With kings, queens, surly advisers, intrigue, a sauntering Jojen Reed, top notch acting, and Mycroft Holmes as Thin Varys, Wolf Hall is a perfect stand in for Game of Thrones minus all the tedious dragons and facial expressions.

Mar 24, 2015
WYSBW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

We’d intended to cover a more Game of Thrones related show this week, but then Netflix dropped a new Tina Fey show on Friday, and it was immediately clear Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is What You Should be Watching.

Mar 08, 2015
WYSBW: The Jinx

If Littlefinger was a real-estate magnate in the 21st century, and he agreed to be interviewed about murders and disappearances he’s been associated with for decades, you might have something close to HBO’s “The Jinx”. Ivan and Red start out intending to watch the first episode, but end up not being able to stop themselves from watching both.

Feb 22, 2015
Telltale 1x02: Is That Wine or Blood?

Ivan and Red discuss “The Lost Lords”, episode 2 of Telltale’s “Game of Thrones”, a series of 6 planned episodes that take you into Westeros through the eyes of House Forrester, loyal Bannerman to House Stark. The series is in the tv show continuity, and starts at the end of Season 3 and will end just before the start of Season 5. They discuss the Apple telltale builds, a refreshing lack of maggots, more Forresters than you can shake a hatchet at, and how this episode in particular will reveal a lot about your own relationship with Women.

Feb 08, 2015
WYSBW: Agent Carter

Ivan and Red discuss the pilot for Agent Carter, the newest entry in Marvel’s universe. Hayley Atwell plays Peggy Carter as an officer with the Strategic Scientific Reserve in post WWII New York, and there’s more Jarvis than you can handle.

Jan 19, 2015
WYSBW: Marco Polo

Bring in the new year with a new show about 13th century Asia, Netflix’s “Marco Polo”. There’s a blind swordsman fighting a cobra, what else do you need?!

Jan 06, 2015

If you’re itching for new stories within the world of Game of Thrones, look no further than Telltale’s “Game of Thrones”, a series of 6 planned episodes that take you into Westeros through the eyes of House Forrester, loyal Bannerman to House Stark. The series is in the tv show continuity, and starts at the end of Season 3 and will end just before the start of Season 5. We review the first episode here, listen along to compare your choices to the terrible decisions made by Ivan and Red, join them in their newly found respect for Cersei, and the one decision Red really wishes he could take back.

Dec 28, 2014
WYSBW: Black Mirror Christmas Special

What’s Christmas without Jon Hamm in a British tv show about a dystopian future? Hardly Christmas at all, which is why OJ Patterson joins Ivan and Red to discuss Black Mirror’s “White Christmas”, the series which Ramsay Bolton would have created if he’d been born in the 1980s.

Dec 22, 2014
ADwD 2: Hodor the Stable Man

The Book Club closes it’s final chapter of “A Song of Ice and Fire” covered by HBO’s “Game of Thrones” up through Season 4 with our coverage of Bran II (Hardback page 169/Paperback page 185) and Reek II (Hardback page 253/Paperback page 277) in “A Dance with Dragons”. Ivan and Red discuss tears of their enemies, ignorant protagonists, eating that Elk twice, an explosion of pale rotten meat, the best comedy on television, Benedict Cumberbatch doing the motion capture for Smaug, forehead mushrooms, The Drunken Tower vs Leaning Tower of Pisa, and a lengthy discussion of poisonous arrow shafts.

Dec 15, 2014
ADwD 1: The Bastard’s Boys

The Book Club continues with its coverage of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” chapters covered by HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. Having covered all of the relevant chapters in “A Storm of Swords” and “A Feast for Crows” (Full spoiler-free reading guide here), we enter George R.R. Martin’s “A Dance with Dragons", covering Bran I (Page 60) and Reek I (Page 161). Ivan and Red discuss warg sex, reading documentaries, Big Walder and Little Walder, The Bastard’s Boys, Fake Arya, the Kim and Kanye of Westeros, the Great Elks, the effect of weather on Hodor, and the importance of verifying the aliveness of your party guide. This episode is brought to you by Chronicle Books release of Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Season 3 & 4.

Dec 08, 2014
BGaS: Give Me Fiction Edition

We may be on a short hiatus, but that doesn't mean we're not scheming up new and ever more grandiose ways to bring content to our loyal Bannermen. This week we feature Ivan Hernandez's "Give Me Fiction": a selection of original short stories performed before a live audience. You can visit the GMF Sitefollow GMF on Twitter, check out the podcast on iTunes, RSS, Soundcloud, and Stitcher, and buy tickets for the live show which takes place the first Sunday of every month at Lost Weekend Video.

Nov 16, 2014
AFfC 2: Enemies with Benefits

This week we jump back into A Feast for Crows, finishing our last non-spoilery chapter, Sansa I (Hardback page 145/Paperback 226). Ivan and Red discuss the Marvel universe, free will, the SF Giants vs Kansas City Royals Game 7, the bastard Rivers Cuomo, the bastard Strom Thurmond, Sansa learning to lie, Ser Tinder, Marillionaire, and the return of the Game of King Chairs.

Nov 03, 2014
ASoS 40: The Hooded Dead

This week Ivan and Red called an audible and discussed the Epilogue of “A Storm of Swords”. If you *only* watch the tv show and haven’t read the books, we discuss an event that has not happened in the TV show. Up front they answer some listener emails and then get to the main event. Let us know your thoughts on twitter at @boarsgoreswords!

Oct 27, 2014
ASoS 39: Sansa VII and The Need for Feminism

After completely whiffing on the last chapter in A Storm of Swords, Ivan and Red finish up the Brienne chapter they began last episode before looping back around to the last chapter in  A Storm of Swords, Sansa VII. They discuss The Patriarchy, raw eggs, Rivers Cuomo, Fish Wife vs Salt Wife, Ivan’s preferred food preparation technique, and Petyr Baelish’s favorite cat.

Oct 21, 2014
AFfC 1: Ser Creighton Longbough, Male Model

With no more unspoiled territory in A Storm of Swords, we jump into A Feast for Crows to cover one and a half of the three chapters we’re reading in A Feast for Crows, specifically we touch upon Brienne I (Hardback page 56/Paperback page 80) and Brienne II (Hardback page 130/Paperback page 184). Ivan and Red discuss Westeros’s most famous male model, matching carpet and japes, the incredible crassness of peasants, the sincerity of Jaime Lannister, the Guild of Cookery’s “Game of Thrones” themed dinners in San Francisco, the new crypto-currency Quailcoin, and the most fearsome of fantasy creatures, the Dire Quail.

Oct 12, 2014
ASoS 38: Unbowed Unbent Unspoiled

Following the reading guide provided by Michelle Victory, this is the first episode where we skip chapters so as to remain unspoiled. We start with Arya XIII (Hardback page 843/Paperback page 1027) and then skill Samwell and Jon to get to Tyrion XI (Hardback page 871/Paperback page 1062). Sansa VII will be the last chapter we read in ASoS before hopping into the few chapters from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons that have been covered in the TV Show. This week Ivan and Red yell about chickens, the importance of not leaving your tip on the floor, thirstiness, Arya and process over results, the reunion of a girl and her weapon, the correct pronunciation of croissant, famous last words in morse code, Tysha, gold diggers, and a big lead up to a terrible pun.

Sep 28, 2014
ASoS 37: Adorably Atrocious

Tommen gets his stamp on and Jon Snow discovers the true nature of Wargs in Jaime IX and Jon X (Hardback page 818/ Paperback Page 996) of “A Storm of Swords”. Ivan and Red discuss Star Wars Machete order and Ivan’s trip to the Folsom Street Fair before moving on to Tommen being adorably atrocious, only good things happening to Ramsay Bolton, when one sword become two, Long live Jeyne, a totally legit and completely real Arya, Tommen and his ladies, Outlander being bullshit, Mammoth bread, Anomalisa, Jaffar, and tent play.

Sep 24, 2014
An Unkindness of Ravens Part II

At the tail end of a 500 mile road trip and an iPad failure preventing book club, Ivan and Red catch up on correspondence from the Bannermen!

Sep 16, 2014
WYSBW: Penny Dreadful

This week we’re completely lacking in Boars, but are up to our mangled necks in Gore and Swords. Ivan and Red take a break from the realms of Westeros and Essos and head for 19th century London to re-cap Showtime and Sky’s Penny Dreadful, created and written by John Logan. In this “What You Should Be Watching” episode, they discuss ravens from the Bannermen, Penny Dreadful’s horrific introduction, The Doctor’s big reveal, a victorian SRO, the best place to be located if you discover you’re in a horror film,  Ava vs Eva, Feminism and the Third Reich, CGI Spiders, the scourge of pocket watches discouraging human interaction, Timothy Dalton’s Taken, lady Sherlock, guts budget, the Emmy for best face tattoo, and the logical fallacy of world murder.

Sep 09, 2014
ASoS 36: The Red Door and the Butcher King


Daenerys metes out justice for Ser Barristan and Ser Jorah in Danerys VI (Hardback page 803/Paperback page 977) of George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords”. Ivan and Red answer ravens from the Bannermen and discuss Johnny Cash’s appearance on Columbo, Daenerys empathizing with the plight of various gods, the freedmen’s battering members, Cleon The Butcher King, The Butcher King’s Hype-Man, Daenerys’s inner-conflict over Jorah and his crap teenage attitude, the dandy President, Ser Barristan’s cooking skills, Missandei and her duty, the red door, and spoiler-free predictions.

Sep 01, 2014
ASoS 35: Wayne Campbell Takes the Black

Jon’s reward for holding the wall is Janos Slynt and Tyrion seeks justice from the gods in Jon IX and Tyrion X (Hardback page 778/Paperback page 946) in George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords”. Nato Green of FX’s Totally Biased, The Business, and his podcast, The Nato Sessions, joins Ivan and Red to discuss translators for the deaf not being detailed enough for Game of Thrones, invented vocabulary, scorpions on decks of boats, government being run by hot 25 year-olds, Wayne Campbell taking the black, The Return of Martin Guerre, Tywin feeling political strategy viscerally, mocking your sibling’s suitors, and the physics of penetrating armor with a spear.

Aug 24, 2014
ASoS 34: Petyr Baelish’s Game of King Chairs

Jaime reminds The Kingsguard who’s in charge and Petyr Baelish gets showy with his mastery of The Game of Thrones in Jaime VIII (Hardback page 750/Paperback page 912) in George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords”. Ivan and Red discuss Ravens from the Bannermen, books vs toilet paper, Stranger in a Strange Land, Ser Barristan’s advanced age, Jaime’s professional pride, Ser Boros missing out on a once in a lifetime opportunity, Dragons vs. Dinosaurs, Petyr Baelish and Wikipedia etiquette, underestimating Cersei, strong seed, Lysa’s wedding in a box, and Ser Egan’s revenge.

Aug 20, 2014
WYSBW: Outlander

This week, like Tobias Menzies, Ivan, Red, and guest Kelly Anneken take a break from the world of Game of Thrones and head for the Scottish Highlands. They’re doing a re-cap and having a borderline histrionic discussion of the Starz’ series premiere of Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon’s Historical Romantic Science Fiction book of the same name. They discuss how to chug champagne on Victory Day, the intricacies of accent work, the purpose of neck wear, Claire and her poor memory re: Forget-Me-Nots, the advanced medical practices of 1945, making sure to check the weather for the 200 years prior to and after the current date before leaving the house, the one case where a fedora is attractive, and the reasons why we’re going to keep watching Outlander.

Aug 10, 2014
ASoS 33: Kevan Lannister and Lizard Lions

Arya is running out of relatives and Tyrion’s relatives all think he murdered Joffrey in Arya XII (Hardback page 726/Paperback page 883) and Tyrion IX (Hardback page 735/Paperback page 894) in George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords”. Ivan and Red discuss the realities discuss a world in which fictional dreams don’t mean anything, Sansa’s dreams by Lisa Frank, Luc Besson’s voice, the bloody Bloody gate, an update on our viking friends, lizard lions, Stilted Dialogue III, Bronn’s foreshadowing of the entire Viper vs Mountain fight, over-sincere fantasy, wolf wives, murder by scorpions, and the fascinating intricacies of Dornish inheritance law.

Aug 03, 2014
ASoS 32: Edric Storm and The Battle of Castle Black

Edric Storm is stolen away and it’s the Battle at Castle Black in Davos VI (Hardback page 705/Paperback page 857) and Jon VIII (Hardback page 714/Paperback page 868) of George R.R. Marin’s “A Storm of Swords”. Ivan and Red discuss ravens from the bannermen concerning their absence, Alester vs Axell Florent, the honorability of burning, Joffrey and kittens, Kegs and Horse, closing your mouth in extreme cold, Jon Snow basking for krill, murder holes, bigot Jon Snow, the Direwolf of Wall Street, surge pricing at Trader Joe’s, and the proper way to parent Joffrey Baratheon.

Jul 27, 2014
ASoS 31: The Hollow Knights

Sansa V (Hardback page 685/paperback page 832) and Jaime VII in George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords” are this podcast’s topic. We discuss the book’s rendition of Sansa’s escape from King’s landing along with Jaime’s return. Along the way, Ivan and Red answer Ravens from the Bannermen before discussing bodices, murder wands, unrealistic disguises, friend-zoning Littlefinger, predictions on Petyr and Sansa’s relationship, Brienne the Eagle, why Jaime left King’s Landing in the first place, Ser Osmund Kettledolt, that Jaime and Cersei scene, and Jaime not properly considering Margaery Tyrell as a potential partner.

Jul 13, 2014
ASoS 30: An Errand of Fools

This week we're in “A Storm of Swords” Sansa IV (page 659 hardback, 799 paperback) and Tyrion VIII (page 667 hardback, 809 paperback), which makes up the whole of Joffrey and Margaery’s nuptials. Ivan and Red discuss comedian Mike Patten, Sansa’s forgotten Direwolf, wooden tubs, seventy seven courses, the best part of a gammon steak, Joffrey Baratheon’s anti-literary campaign, sullen Sansa, and the danger of momentum to Tyrells.

Jul 08, 2014
ASoS 29: Strong Belwas’s Bowels

With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where they cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series that correspond to the previous television season. No TV spoilers! In the box this week, it’s “A Storm of Swords” Daenerys V (page 639 hardback, 774 paperback) and Tyion VII (654 hardback, 793 paperback). They discuss the scale of Mereen compared to The Wall, the Titan’s Bastard, Eric Schlosser’s upsetting facts, not being a dick on the field of battle, the conflicting reports of Ed Skrein, Strong Belwas and his squire, what to do if there’s no toilet paper on the field of battle, legal language for prophecies, excessive waddling, and surviving dry weddings.

Jun 30, 2014
ASoS 28: Wanton and Treacherous by Nature

With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where Ivan and Red cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series that correspond to the previous television season. No TV spoilers! Many thanks to Bannermen Chelle Victory and Dolorous Edd who took the time to look through the books and assemble a reading guide for our book club. This week it’s “A Storm of Swords” Tyrion VI (page 588 in hardback, 711 in paperback) and Jon VII (Page 610 in hardback, 738 in paperback) Ivan and Red cover absurd fantasy names, survivors of the Dunk and Egg series, Joffrey defying Tywin, Ramsay and Arya for couple of the year, Castle Black’s poor defenses, and Jerky as a building material.

Jun 22, 2014
4x10: How to Chain Your Dragon

 “The Children”, Season 4, Episode 10, of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” packs a lot of paternal angst into the season finale of the fourth season. Ivan and Red are joined by Oakland based comedian O.J. Patterson, the force behind the San Francisco Bay Area comedy blog, Courting Comedy. They discuss Bryan Cogman’s new venture, the Lee Pace show, Crows eating crow, the return of Mance Rayder, surprise Stannis, Dr. Franqyburn’s experiments on Gregor Clegane, Tywin’s surprising ignorance, Daenerys’s Dragon privilege, Hodor breaking the fourth wall, fan favorites meeting up, sociopathic Arya, Shae and Tyrion reunited, and a Father’s Day gift for Tywin.

Jun 16, 2014
4x09: Ygritte’s Regrets

“The Watchers on the Wall”, Season 4, Episode 9, of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is all about Gore and Swords (and Giants) which makes this podcast the perfect vehicle for discussion. Ivan and Red are joined by third chair Kelly Anneken to discuss episode Director Neil Marshall, the troubles with baking on top of the Wall, Sam Tarly lawyering his celibacy Oath, the North Korea of the Midwest, baby acting, Alliser Thorne’s leadership skills, the biggest Sam Tarly on the Wall, gate holding, the battle of two characters nobody cares about, the search for Mance Rayder, the leadership of comic relief, the disappointment of Ghost, the rise of Samwell Tarly, and predictions for the final episode.

Jun 09, 2014
4x08: The Pillar and The Stones

“The Mountain and the Viper”, Season 4, Episode 8 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, is both the end for some cherished characters as well as a new beginning for others. Ivan and Red are joined by Lydia Popovich to discuss the return of Alex Graves, Joan Rivers’ first gig in Moletown, House Royce, Schrödinger's baby, buff eunuchs bathing, appropriate musical queues, the rise of Reek, Littlefinger’s first two mix tapes, terribly “Robin” puns, the pride of Ser Barristan Selmy, catfishing the Khaleesi, Sansa wearing this season’s “Lenny Kravitz”, Tyrion’s Vargo Hoat impression, the rules of dueling, and father of the year, Tywin Lannister.

Jun 03, 2014
The Tenacity of Her Vengeance: Women in Game of Thrones

Since this season’s “Breaker of Chains”, Game of Thrones’ handling of women and sex has been under intense scrutiny, and with a break in the show over Memorial Day, we dedicate an entire episode to bringing on two of our favorite guests and comedians to discuss exactly these topics! Kelly Anneken & Lydia Popovich join Ivan & Red to discuss Shae as an operator, Olenna Tyrell as a role model, what to do with Ros, the defanging of Arya, Sansa as criticism of the fantasy genre, the big red tent of feminism, Brienne’s Maxi Armor, and issues with the translation from book to tv of the most controversial scenes in the show.

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May 26, 2014
4x07: The Defenestration Station

“Mockingbird”, Season 4, Episode 7 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, isn’t just a table setting for the last three episodes, it’s loaded with surprises. Ivan and Red are back in San Francisco and are joined by comedian Ryan Cronin, who is known for his sketch group and for being one half of the vocals for the podcast’s theme. They discuss the return of Hot Pie, Rorge, Biter, and the Turnip Truck Driver, Jaime’s terrible bargaining, the philosophy of the dying british guy, the Builders at The Wall being unprepared, Daenerys turning men into objects, The Mountain and his CrossFit, Tyrion’s champion, Sansa’s true talent, and marital troubles in The Eeyrie.

May 19, 2014
4x06: Law & Order: Royal Victims Unit

“The Laws of Gods and Men”, Season 4, Episode 6 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, is the “Law and Order” crossover so many have clamored for. Ivan & Red discuss this episode from the Bridgetown comedy festival in Portland, where Ivan’s voice has been claimed by Voodoo (Donuts) and a level of debauchery bested only by the late King Robert Baratheon. They discuss the famous street artist Iron Banksy of Braavos, Occupy Braavos, power chairs, terrible joke tellers, sound insulation in castle bedrooms, the rise of Reek, Question Time with Daenerys, cupbearer Mace Tyrell, plotting in front of Thrones, the cattiness of Meryn Trant, the first asexual of Westeros, King Tommen’s line-reading, and Tyrion busting into “Let it Go”.


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May 12, 2014
4x05: First of His Dames

“First of His Name”, Season 4 Episode 5 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, is a real return to form as the show continues its strongest season. With our third King since the series started, we get our first coronation in King’s Landing with Tommen Lannist… Baratheon, Cersei arranges a second son’s marriage to the same woman, Daenerys realizes in all the conquering she’s forgotten to rule, HUGE realizations as Littlefinger and Sansa arrive at the Eeyrie, the ponzi scheme of Casterly rock, comical horse riding, Jojen has a vision, a boy and his wolf reunite, and Craester’s wives take a stand.

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May 06, 2014
4x04: And King Tommen Ruled Happily Ever After

“Oathkeeper”, Season 4 Episode 4 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, is exposition heavy after starting the season with three extremely action packed episodes. Ivan and Red are joined by Scott Simpson of “You Look Nice Today”. They discuss unrealistic television sewers, Daenerys’s missed opportunity to sing “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, the sword fight version of “stop hitting yourself”, Jamie managing a Foot Locker, Olenna Tyrell walking leisurely through gardens, the moral purity of Hodor, Westerosi Algebra, and The Fortress of Solitude.

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Apr 28, 2014
4x03: Technically, The Breaker of Barrels of Chains

“Breaker of Chains”, Season 4 Episode 3 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, takes a victory lap, before dealing with the ripples of one of the biggest shocks to hit Westeros yet. Ivan and Red are joined by comedian Matt Lieb to discuss this episode which sets the stage for the rest of the season. We cover Sansa running into Gendry, Littlefinger doing Batman’s voice, the absolute worst kind of sexual act, the loudest slurping scene in modern television, The Hound going Galt, Samwell Tarly’s poor judgement, the return of The BORG (or Thenns), knife to horse combat, and a really respectable pyramid.

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Apr 21, 2014
4x02: The Lion and The Ricin

Season 4 Episode 2 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” takes the fourth season to an entirely different level. Ivan and Red are joined by comedian and Business-man Sean Keane to discuss an episode that is certain to be a classic in this realm. We cover the most disturbing tv scene in television history, Joffrey’s dream woman, a refocusing on Bronn’s storyline, the insufficient bastard naming system, Theon going to Barber school, Skyler vs Shae, the lineage of Dragonstone, Joffrey’s wonderfully short wedding ceremony, new Tommen, Ser Loras vs Ser Jaime, Brienne vs Cersei, the indignity of the little person acting troupe, and reams and reams of comeuppance.

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Apr 14, 2014
4x01: Two Swords, One Throat

With the long awaited Season 4 Premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is upon us, Ivan and Red cut deep into “Two Swords”. They’re joined by third chair Kelly Anneken, and the three of them discuss molten Ice, the sequel to Ser Captain America - The Winter is Coming Soldier, Tall Joffrey, the introduction of Prince Oberyn AKA “The Red Viper”, mc’ing weddings for cake, the newer/higher mountain, Assassin Kenny Rogers, Jaime going full Buster Bluth, The Cannibal Borg, Joffrey’s Saxophone statue, the abbreviated "Ser Duncan the Tall", and the beautiful reunion of a girl and her named sword!

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Apr 07, 2014
4x00: Who Are These People?

With the Season 4 premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” only a week away, Ivan and Red devote an entire episode to getting you up to speed so you can tell your Tyrions from your Tywins, recall there’s a “Rickon” Stark, and that Jaime’s no longer right-handed. They cover every single character in George R.R. Martin’s world, answering 4 questions for each:

  1. Are they Alive, Dead, Wights, or White Walkers?
  2. Where did we leave them at the end of Season?
  3. Do we care?
  4. Wild, unspoilery predictions about what they’ll be doing in Season 4.

Questions that get answered include: Who is Locke? Is Balon Greyjoy alive? Who did Melisandre curse to die? It’s the perfect way to prepare yourself for the premiere!

Mar 30, 2014
An Unkindess of Ravens

After finishing “A Storm of Swords” and “The Princess and The Queen”, Ivan and Red devote an episode to catch up on Ravens from the Bannermen, and they discuss rules to live by, who they would have finish Game of Thrones if Railroad couldn’t, the effectiveness of Ivan’s persona, the best meat choice for burritos, and thoughts on the podcast 3 years in.

Mar 23, 2014
WYSBW: Hannibal

After finishing “A Storm of Swords” and “The Princess and The Queen”, Ivan and Red bring to your attention the next in their “What You Should Be Watching” series, one of the very few shows on television that can match George R.R. Martin’s disregard for his character’s lives, NBC’s “Hannibal”. Created by king of cancelled shows Bryan Fuller (of Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Wonderfall, and writer on season 1 of Heroes), this show seems has a quantity of gore that relocates the boundaries of what’s acceptable on network television. The knockout cast includes Lawrence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen, and and a very strange turn for Scott Thompson, formerly of “Kids in the Hall”. They begin the episode by discussing a recent behind the scenes Game of Thrones mini-doc from HBO and the questions it raises, before moving onto how to approach an introvert, Kristian Nairn, Detective Sheldon Cooper, “Dead Like Me”, Mikkelsen’s physicality, and cork boards with yarn.

Mar 16, 2014
Princess 4: Terrible Father, Amazing Dragonrider

Ivan and Red reach their fourth and final podcast of George R.R. Martin’s medium-to-normal length story in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” world, “The Princess and The Queen”, part of the Railroad curated Dangerous Women Anthology. They discuss Railroad’s irresponsible editor, the eight hour long movie that is True Detective, heads up hallucinations, flesh sloughing, your dragon vs. your child, the riderless horse, Ser Hobert Hightower as hardcore Wallace Shawn, and one last dragon battle.

Mar 09, 2014
Princess 3: A Turtle Is Not a Horse

Ivan and Red continue into their penultimate installment of George R.R. Martin’s medium-to-normal length story in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” world, “The Princess and The Queen”, part of the Railroad curated Dangerous Women Anthology. We discuss our hopes for the future of True Detective, the significance of working out sibling rivalry through dragon violence, the 9,000 MySpace Bannerman, land pirates, the importance of not being Hobert, and mid-air dragon leaps.

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Mar 02, 2014
WYSBW: House of Cards

Midway through “The Princess and The Queen”, Ivan and Red take a break to cover… a web series? With direction by David Fincher, and starring Robin Wright, Kevin Spacey, and Kate Mara, “House of Cards” is easily the best web series of all time, certainly the one with the highest budget. They cover the reasons Game of Thrones fans would like House of Cards, dog problems, Presidential canon in fictional political shows, those three words every woman wants to here, heirlooms, and absolute, unquestioning, loyalty.

Feb 24, 2014
Princess 2: Dragon Fight Club

Ivan and Red continue their delve George R.R. Martin’s latest not so short story in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” world, “The Princess and The Queen”, part of the Railroad edited Dangerous Women Anthology. Sick Red is back as they briefly discuss House of Cards and Outlanders before moving on to Dragon Fighting, Lord Darklyn the Brooding, armor melting into flesh, id’ing bodies without dental records, the nasty implications of a sword named “Orphan Maker”, The Gold Turncloaks, and the harms of foreshadowing.

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Feb 17, 2014
Princess 1: Daemons and Dragons

Ivan and Red dive into George R.R. Martin’s latest not so short story in the ASOIAF world, “The Princess and The Queen, or, The Blacks and The Greens”, part of the Railroad edited Dangerous Women Anthology. We discuss Demon Cores, Railroad’s ever increasing biography, the origin of Cadbury eggs, George R.R. Martin as an in-canon character, the fatality of naps, world building, Dragon representation in parliament, and one of the most psychologically disturbing murders since David Fincher’s 7even.

Feb 10, 2014
Please, Please, Don’t Kill Me! The Game of Thrones Game Show, Season 3 Edition

Guy Branum of Totally Biased and Chelsea Lately competes against third chair Kelly Anneken and Ivan Hernandez to establish dominance over the knowledge of Season 3 of Game of Thrones. Red hosts and the audience cheers. This live show was recorded at the Cinecave in Lost Weekend Video and recorded by Will Scovill.

Feb 03, 2014
WYSBW: True Detective

Just days before our live Game of Thrones gameshow at Lost Weekend in San Francisco, Ivan and Red hit the latest in this series of recommendations for GoT fans desperate for worthy off-season entertainment, “What You Should Be Watching” . This week it’s HBO’s “True Detective”, AKA the Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey non-Buddy Cop non-Comedy. They cover the world’s greatest casting agent, correlations with Aaron Sorkin, Rustin Spencer and his connection to Ocean’s 11, how to share what kind of person you are, McConaughey on sizzurp, filling in plot points with pagers and hurricanes, the worst kind of atheist, the show’s problems with women, and elements of a successful pilot.

Jan 27, 2014
WYSBW: Masters of Sex

With an episode yet between our live podcast and beginning Martin’s “The Princess and the Queen” in George R.R. Martin’s “Dangerous Women” anthology, Ivan and Red continue to direct Game of Thrones fans desperate for entertainment towards worthy replacements with our “What You Should Be Watching” series! This week it’s Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”, featuring the fascinating and truly terrifying sexual lives of the 1950s. Ivan and Red are joined by Caitlin Gill, member of the San Francisco comedy mafia “The Business”, who has appeared in 7x7 Magazine, on NPR’s “Snap Judgement”, and on this very podcast. Get into it, Daddy!

Jan 20, 2014
WYSBW 10: Black Mirror

Having finished all of Book 3 of George R.R. Martin’s “Storm of Swords”, and with a couple weeks before they start covering Martin’s “The Princess and the Queen”, Part of the “Dangerous Women” anthology, Ivan and Red bring you their greatest “What You Should Be Watching” yet, Channel 4’s “Black Mirror”. If this is a show you have not heard about, you are in for some of the darkest humor imaginable, perfect for anyone deep in the Throes of “Thrones” withdrawal! We talk about the first episode of the first season of Black Mirror, but we leave out the ending because it’s something Bannermen should experience for themselves.

Jan 13, 2014
ASoS 27: Coldhands, My Canadian Girlfriend

Davos V & Bran IV of George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords”. Ivan and Red discuss Railroad speaking directly to listeners, Stannis’s Bannermen vs. Ivan’s twitter followers, the Nightfort, prince stew, Railroad writing Hodor high, and a TALKING TREE.

Jan 06, 2014
ASoS 26: The Red Wedding AKA Truly, God is a Cruel Buscemi

Catelyn VII & Arya XI of George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords”. It’s Edmure and Roslin’s wedding day! What could go wrong! Nothing! Ivan and Red discuss Attack The Block, wedding food, stone to lb conversion, the Walder women and body mass index, unspoken threats, spoken threats, and actual murder.

Dec 23, 2013
ASoS 25: The Red Dress Rehearsal

Catelyn VI & Arya X of George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords. Kelly Anneken joins Ivan and Red as they discuss the Happy Mutants podcast, social media snafus, racist animals, Goorin Brothers hats, Lord Walder Frey as a tiny baby, Jinglebell jingling his bells, and Lord Walder’s Beringer White Zinfandel.

Dec 16, 2013
ASoS 24: Rowing Across the Trident? That’s a Paddlin’

Arya IX and Jon VI of George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords. Ivan and Red discuss Bannerman Shannon’s NaNoWriMo victory, the double-headed horse, Sandor the Stranger, Telltale Games’ upcoming Game of Thrones game, Wolfman Bran, and new character Noswym McDrownsalot.

Dec 09, 2013
ASoS 23: Let Your Direwolf Do The Talking

Catelyn V and Samwell III of A Storm of Swords. Ivan and Red discuss Locke and the confusion with Vargo Hoat, a new segment: Ivan Responds to Spam Emails, foreshadowing, the women of House Mormont, a horse riding a horse, the legitimization of children born out of wedlock, DC’s “The Seven”, and an unfortunate amount of ambient gunfire.

Dec 03, 2013
ASoS 22: Keep Wine Precious

The Arya VIII and Jaime VI chapters of  George R.R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords"  are discussed. Red and Ivan talk Gendry's ignorance, Railroad getting women into bed, the new Boing Boing readers, Aenys Frey, Ivan's review of Square Inc's cafeteria, Lannister ambition, Jaime dream interpretation, Brienne's poor record as a bodyguard, Vargo and the Kingthlayer.

Nov 25, 2013
ASoS 21: Ravens to Penthouse

Jon V and Daenerys IV of A Storm of Swords. BGaS announces it’s joined the Boing Boing podcast network! Red and Ivan discuss stone scrapers, proper arrow removal, fun things to say to a conquering army, blue hair, and NaNoWriMo. Closing song is “Last (Fire) Kiss” by Dan Preston.

Nov 20, 2013
ASoS 20: Maesters of Sex

Arya VII and Bran III. It’s Ivan’s Birthday episode! He joins Red to drink a bottle of wine, discuss his Give Me Fiction show, Arya and archery, 200 yard archery shots, The Hound and Canadian Gold, Hodoring, and mind control. We end with discussion of Ender’s Game and the Thor sequel.

Nov 12, 2013
ASoS 19: The Steve Jobs of Sword Poisoning

Jaime V and Tyrion V. Red and Ivan discuss stone tubs vs elevated tubs, desultorily, the Wayne Coyne dictionary, Jaime’s curse, NaNoWriMo update, The Red Viper, house wine choices, Walton Steelshanks, Shakespeare, walking and talking.

Nov 03, 2013
ASoS 19: Taste the Blood of Edric

Catelyn IV and Davos IV. Red and Ivan discuss identity theft, MC Paul Barman, Walder Rivers, Lysa be cray, Flowers for Algernon, Guilds, Beef & Bacon pie, and Stannis Lessig.

Oct 28, 2013
ASoS 17: Kill Beric: Volume 2

Samwell II and Arya VI. Red and Ivan discuss their trip to Sacramento, the Night's Watch going full Donner Party, the requirement that you provide a guest in your hall with sausages, missionary work, obsidian, the lord of leeches, and Kill Beric: Volume 2.

Oct 20, 2013
ASoS 16: Was That Flayed Men or Flailed Men?

Jaime IV III and Tyrion IV. Ivan and Red discuss "being eaten by a shark" acting, letting your meat rest, Star Wars Despecialized Edition, Jaime singing for The Cure, Shagwell, Jury Duty, Tyrion The Creep, Silver Tongues, and all the questions you had about Valyrian Steel but were afraid to ask.

Oct 14, 2013
ASoS 15: MRAs and The Peach

Arya V and Jon IV. Ivan and Red discuss Men's Right's activists, Conservapedia, brown genital holes, cages, frilly dresses, The Peach, ICE!, the meaning of Walls, and so much more.

Oct 08, 2013
ASoS 14: Unsullied Unchained

Daenerys III and Sansa III. Ivan and Red discuss the Unsullied, the brutal beating Daenerys delivers, Whitebeard being put in his place,Danerys gets physical, Sansa's surprise wedding, Tyrion's pathetic husbandry, and an amazing opening song by Bannerman Charlie Cassarino.

Oct 02, 2013
ASoS 13: Your Mouth, The Lord's Kiss, and A Plate of Lasagna

Davos III and Jon III. Ivan and Red discuss football and dragons, Behind The Candelabra, rats eating faces, Stannis/Melisandre predictions up the yin yang, dragon golems, and a boatload of ice and fire.

Sep 24, 2013
ASoS 12: Hodor, King of The Seven Kingdoms

Daenerys II and Bran II. 3rd Chair Kelly Anneken joins Ivan and Red as Dany goes slave shopping and Bran gets metaphorical. Incredibly Weezer parody by Ser Daniel Preston.

Sep 15, 2013
ASoS 11: And Introducing The Impressive Clergyman as Vargo Hoat

Jaime III and Arya IV. Ivan and Red discuss The Newsroom Season 2, Brienne vs. Jaime, Vargo Hoat played by The Impressive Clergyman, our Fantasy Fantasy League, dream interpretations, Monsters and Maidens, and Guy Branum's Roast of the James Franco Roast.

Check out Ivan's storytelling show November 3rd in San Francisco!

Sep 10, 2013
ASoS 10: The Neck Beard and Haunted Castles

Tyrion III and Catelyn III. Ivan and Red discuss ending lives with a button, text drops, King Balon Greyjoy, The Neck Beard, Guest Right and Trader Joe's Pizzas, and in the end they discuss concerts attended recently.

Sep 02, 2013
ASoS 9: Samwise Tarley and Horse Prom

Arya III and Samwell I. Ivan and Red discuss being the new kid in school, Ben Affleck as The Bat Man, Tywin POV chapter, Brothers of the Kingswood, Garlic Sausage as weapons, Tall Small Paul, not kicking your friends, and Saints Row IV.

Aug 27, 2013
ASoS 8: There's Something About Ygritte

Jon II and Sansa II. Ivan and Red cover bear giants, Westerosi romantic comedies, Tormund's tall tales, Westerosi birth control, The Last of the Giants, more! Our new icon is by Bannerman Nicole, check out her work at

Aug 18, 2013
ASoS 7: Thoros of Myr and The Happy Fun Time Squadron of Everlasting Life

Arya II and Catelyn II are all Ivan and Red have time for in this brief, 107 minute episode, in which we also cover the flaming blood brothers, page number talk, Frank's Sex Talk podcast, westerosi immune systems, The Hot Pie & The Bull morning show, Jeyne Westerling, Jerry Lewis's Lady wife, and Edmure's war ability.

Aug 11, 2013
ASoS 6: Spear-Fishing for Compliments

Jaime II and Tyrion II is plenty of meat for Ivan and Red to gnaw on, after hearing Ravens from the Bannermen, Ivan avoids 13 in all areas, there's out of frame horse death, human bones assembled into horse skeletons, Patchface predictions, Marvel vs. Capcom, Archers and Archer, and overly frank sex talk.

Aug 04, 2013
ASoS 5: 40 Spiders Seems Like a Lot

Bran I and Davos II are enough to get Ivan and Red through 80 minutes of A Storm of Swordsish discussion. The gents cover ravens from the Bannermen, including improvements to, wolves on a cliff, Nymeria lives?, the turn of the century, Illyrio's presence or lack thereof, magical gingers, and the deep meaning of Patches' Jingle.

Jul 28, 2013
ASoS 4: Ghost Protocol: Eating Snow to Survive

Jon I & Daenerys I in A Storm of Swords are covered at LENGTH after Ivan and Red reach deep into the boiled leather mail sack to respond to many a raven from the Bannermen. We discuss the Zack Snyder directed Superman/Batman crossover flick, Ghost eating Snow to survive, parallels between Wildlings and United States revolutionaries, Mance Rayder and his travels, pitchforks to Pitchfork, AALOEH, and Richard Lonmouth.

Jul 22, 2013
ASoS 3: Valyria's Gynysss Book of World Records

Davos I and Sansa I are all Ivan and Red could make it through in this action packed episode. Get Ivan as the Bassy sensual e-trade baby #BassyBaby, learn the true meaning of sputum, listen to Ivan and Red give Sansa the benefit of the doubt, Davos inventing Men's Rights Activism, and the most important part of being a Douchebag.

Jul 15, 2013
ASoS 2: Dick Jokes Combatting Literacy

Catelyn I, Arya I, Tyrion I in Storm of Swords is what Ivan and Red have on offer. Catelyn's death countdown is upon us as we contemplate what kind of sharp item will be used in her demise, Hot Pie works out some bits for the Benny Hill show, and our Tyrion jokes are a bit on the nose.

Jul 07, 2013
ASoS 1: 100th Episode, Feeling Superior to Ivan and Red

FOR OUR 100th EPISODE we begin the Storm of Swords book club and completely forget to mention it's our 100th episode. 3rd chair Kelly Anneken joins Red and Ivan as they ease back into book clubbing, on the way discussing Man of Steel, boils, apocryphal characters, cousins, Joss Whedon, and Gypsy talk.

Jun 30, 2013
WYSBW 9: Behind the Candelabra

Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra gets a Boars, Gore, and Swordful of Ivan and Red in an episode with a surprising amount of Game of Thrones references! From a powerhouse performance by Rob Lowe, to Liberace STILL BEING CATHOLIC despite all the b sex, it's all in here, the unofficial S3E08.5 of Game of Thrones.

Jun 17, 2013
3x10: "Mhysa" and Other Things Jar Jar Would Say

S3E10 "Mhysa" is covered by Ivan, Red, and guest James Fluty. They discuss Sansa's swords of Damacles, the highborn speaking only in metaphor, origins of Reek, the Westeros version of Kick Ass, Game of Thrones sung in the mid 90s, get it!

Jun 10, 2013
3x09: Ivan & Red's Wedding

S3E09 "The Rains of Castamere" covered by Ivan & Red with guest, Sean Keane! Also, Ivan & Red will join Kelly Anneken and Natasha Muse for a show Sunday June 9th at 7pm! JOIN US!

Jun 04, 2013
3x08: Look At All The Sex We're Having!

S3E08 "Second Sons" covered by Ivan Hernandez III & Red! They discuss Star Trek, Margaery Tyrell in Elementary, Lambs and Greek Diners, the joys of being a tyrant, James Adomian's Sheriff of Nottingham, sad sad Sansa, "Come Fight Death With Me", friendly words with your Uncle, and Ivan's middle name.

May 21, 2013
3x07: The Bear vs The Maiden: Completely Unfair Edition

S3E07 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" covered by Ivan, Red, and unofficial third chair Kelly Anneken! They discuss gypsters, deserting, Jon Snow's story line turning into The Departed, full circle on Anna Paquin, a lover with a Pet Eagle, Ivan's sex advice, the correlation of dragon to confidence, dumb dumb Gendry, David Sedaris, and semi-colons.

May 14, 2013
3x06: The Climb (no, not the one by No Doubt or Miley Cyrus)

S3E06 "The Climb" covered by Red and sick Ivan. They discuss diaphragms, our new website, Jojen's epilepsy, the trials of Brothers Without Borders, Chamillionaire, the creepy Freys, Lady Redwyne vs. Tywin Lannister, Kevin Spacey jerkin, some of the worst dates ever, and Saw IX: medieval edition.

May 06, 2013
3x05: KISSES by Fire

S3E04 "Kissed By Fire" is covered as Ivan and Red get back to their roots with a 1-on-1 Game of Thrones recap recording. They discuss Payne's Grapefruit pods, the number of soldiers left at Castle Black, Tyrion's browbeating, Jaime and Brienne's lack of genitals, and Lannister on Lannister action.

Apr 29, 2013
3x04: And Now His Watch Has Fallen Off His Wrist Because He Doesn't Have A Hand

The 4th chair Sean Keane joins Ivan and Red to discuss the S3E04, "And Now His Watch Has Ended". They cover Cyber Bullying, Ser Dontos in Pitch Perfect 2, Varys and his hatred of magicians slash Stannis, Podrick Payne and the difficult to describe sexual maneuver, Joffrey's amateur waving abilities, Tywin's wish to die at his children's hands, Tywin's love of Legacy and Calligraphy, Sansa and Ser Loras's sexuality!

Apr 22, 2013
3x03: The Sound of Jaime Clapping

Guests Caitlin Gill and Jamie DeWolf are on board with Ivan and Red for a national treasure of an episode. We discuss Robb's leadership skills, funeral pyre archery, horse-art, Catelyn needs to suck it up, Brienne's AC Slater hair, Ivan goes too far, the Bolton Bastard/Simon, a bit of Misfits, Pod Payne's sexual prowess, hardcore accounting, and one mean hand job.

Apr 15, 2013
3x02: Dark Wings, Dark Ducks, and Diana Rigg

The third chair, Kelly Anneken, host of Downton Abbey podcast "Up Yours, Downstairs!" returns to discuss season 2 along with Ivan and Red! This week Iwan Rheon (AKA Simon on Misfits), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Sam in Love, Actually), and Diana Rigg (now known for this part forever) join the cast. Joffrey experiences sexual awakening, Tarley is sad, there's a sword fight, THOROS OF MYR, and so much more.

Apr 08, 2013
3x01: LIVECAST All Men Must Die But Women Are Cool

A live show at Stage Werx in San Francisco. Ivan and Red are joined by Natasha Muse and Sean Keane to discuss Season 3 of Game of Thrones. We discuss our Season 3 predictions, a Ted Talk on body language, Jon Snow losing his coat, Joffrey the Blonde cat, a candle in the wind, Davos's sensitivity to the sun, and so much more.

Apr 01, 2013
Dunk 7: Those on High Horses Take Long Falls

By popular demand Sick Red is back along with Ivan Hernandez to close out the Dunk and Egg stories by discussing ancient word processors, medieval surgery, popery, Ser Uthor's snail and truth in advershielding laws, the inside of Dunk's head, treachery!!!, a slight variation on mendelian genetics, forearms, and privy shafts. BGS theme via Lord Daniel Preston.

Mar 24, 2013
Dunk 6: The Mystery Knight, Take 2

Ivan Hernandez and Sick Red come to you from the ledge between death and life to discuss The Mystery Knight! They discuss Red's tweet process, the upcoming podcast recording 3/31 at Stage Werx, physics with bannerman Ryan Johnson, boot talk with Egg, the origin of the phrase dog pile, goth Christina Hendricks, and wedding pie. "Dunk and Egg" song via Ser Daniel Preston.

Mar 18, 2013
Dunk 5: If You Give a Dunk a Traitor

Placebo ridden Red Scott and soon to be ill Ivan Hernandez wrap up The Sworn Sword before moving on to The Mystery Knight next week and inch ever closer to the Game of Thrones Season 3 Premiere March 31st! Check out Nicole's amazing fan art! "Dunk and Egg" song via Ser Daniel Preston.

Mar 10, 2013
Dunk 4: Red Widow as Played by Christina Hendricks

Sworn Sword Part II with Ivan and Red heading across the river to meet Lucas the Angry Longinch, the Red Widow, and Ser Sefton the Flatulent. On the way to the spider, they cover the social service Vine, Siri reviews, Ser Bennis's grossness, The Red Widow's Plan C birth control, Beard and Beardless, Ogre & Donkey, and more! "Dunk and Egg" song via Ser Daniel Preston.

Mar 04, 2013
Dunk 3: The SS Sworn Sword

Back on track with the NEXT Dunk and Egg tale, Ivan and Red crack Legends II from the start to page 36 and get on with The Sworn Sword. First they discuss Red's trip to Ivan's home state, some listener emails, and then get on to Railroad's laziest naming yet, Martin Short as Ser Useless, the best way to make Flan, and so much more. "Dunk and Egg" song via Ser Daniel Preston.

Feb 25, 2013
Dunk 2.5: The Mystery Dance

In Ivan's now favorite and Red's least favorite episode, we attempt to cover the next chapter in the Dunk and Egg series until something goes horribly, horribly awry. There's a lot happening in this one, but I assure any listeners there are ZERO spoilers for D&E, so listen freely. "Dunk and Egg" song via Ser Daniel Preston.

Feb 11, 2013
Dunk 2: Leggo my Aego

Red and Ivan finish up The Hedge Knight as well as getting into The Third Shift, predicting the victor of the Superb Owl despite no Bannerman caring, puberty-age Ivan reading extended universe Star Wars fiction, the Pearlman siblings, Lord Ashford dominating H-O-R-S-E, homonyms and Crazy Horse, Baelor Breakspear and other great names, Arya and her 10,000 ships, Beesbury, Brightflame getting kicked in the mouth, Warren Buffet and others in the Upper Middle Class, how to take notes on an iPad, dragging your enemy by the foot, and the rare happy ending. "Dunk and Egg" song via Ser Daniel Preston.

Feb 03, 2013
Dunk 1: Freaks and Geeks, Westeros Edition

Ivan and Red enter the world of Dunk and Egg to discuss the first part of The Hedge Knight! This week Ivan and Red discuss spitting words into brain holes, infallibility, "on accident" vs "by accident", another question from Andrea Boettcher via Chuck Klusterman, the correct time to read Dunk & Egg, Ivan's childhood teeth brushing policy, Lady puppeteers, tall drinks of water, more Star Wars prequel talk, ransoming armor, and more more more. Next week we'll cover the rest of The Hedge Knight. "Dunk and Egg" song via Ser Daniel Preston.

Jan 27, 2013
Trial By Bannermen

In this, their 80th episode, Ivan & Red discuss the show's origins, which GoT character they would punch in the face, their top 5 albums of all time, whether or not Ivan hooks up with female comics, and so much more! This was a real treat of an episode for us to do, if you have any feedback, hit us up at or on twitter @boarsgoreswords. Next week we start the tales of Dunk and Egg. Join us!

Jan 21, 2013
WYSBW 8: The 2012 Golden Ivan Awards

To coincide with the Golden Globes, Ivan & Red host a podcast of much greater relevance! The boys are joined by Julia Prescott and David Child of the Friday Night Film School podcast to take a look at the 18 movies that Ivan happened to see theatrically in 2012! It's a great cluster of a discussion, so feel free to add your own voice by yelling at us in disagreement in your own car, gym, or workplace!

Jan 14, 2013
WYSBW 7: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is given a thorough going over by Ivan, Red, and returning guest Sean Keane! They discuss Radagast, HFR 3D, cautionary tales of Trick or Treating, the worst Indiana Jones, Riding Miss Daisy, The Hobbit vs. Game of Thrones, prequels of all varities, perfect casting for Bilbo and the Goblin King, and more. Great episode.

Jan 07, 2013
1x01: Return to the Scene of the Crime

The long promised competent pilot edition! It's a strange alternate universe where Ivan & Red are familiar with the show being discussed! They can name Maesters! They can name Theons! They can name all 5.5 Stark children! It truly is a brave new world. Also discussed are Django Unchained (no spoilers), Wool by Hugh Howey, and so much more!

Dec 31, 2012
WYSBW 6: Doctor Who "A Christmas Carol"

Ivan and Red join together for this cozy Christmas special, the truly excellent 2010 Matt Smith Doctor Who episode "A Christmas Carol". With no guests to impede their internal madness, they cover a real treasure of a Christmas episode.

Dec 23, 2012
Game Show 3: Please, Please, Don't Kill Me! The Game of Thrones Season 2 Game Show!

This episode it's Please, Please, Don't Kill Me, the Game of Thrones game show featuring favorite Caitlin Gill, Kelly Anneken, and of course Ivan and Red. Adam McLaughlin joins us for the Fake the Listner Challenge, The Sayer of Surveys will make you wonder what the Bannermen were thinking, Pass Phrase will have you snorting whenever "Double Dragon" is mentioned, and thanks to Lightning Round you will never forget Joffrey's last name.

Dec 09, 2012
Clash 25: Clash of Kings vs. Game of Thrones Season 2

Which reigns supreme: Railroad's original text or Weiss and Benioff's visually stunning adaptation? Third chair Kelly Anneken joins Ivan and Red as they end any possible debate with their exhaustive comparison! Also hear the newest entry in the Dan Preston Memorial Song Competition (Put 'Em on the Glass), discussion about the Boars, Gore, and Swords wiki, and so much more.

Dec 03, 2012
Clash 24: The Quarter Nose is All The Rage

The last 3 chapters y'all! Ivan and Red take it to the back cover talking about Elmar and his princess, Tyrion gets Matrixed, Tysha makes a comeback, fire fights back, Alvie Singer, Railroad hates the Eagle(s), third eye twenty twenty, Rickon being cast aside, and more. A great end to a long book.

I&R are taking a week off for the Thanksgiving, but let them know what you want to hear from them when they come back! WYSBW? ASOIAF short stories? Miriam-Webster fan faction? Let us know at!

Nov 19, 2012
Clash 23: Book Throwing and Introducing Arya as Future Nan!

Arya X, Sansa VIII, and Theon VI. The Third Chair herself returns! Miss Kelly Anneken is back along with Red and Ivan to discuss Javier Bardem, The Bloody Companions, scar belly, Old Nan, Young Nan, time travel, crime & punishment, treason squared, Crystal Pepsi, Art Deco the Movie, fan fiction of fan fiction, Ivan's neighbors having sex while recording, Nan branded a traitor to the north, and more! Next week: stop reading when you hit maps or genealogy.

Nov 13, 2012
Clash 22: The Defense of Armed Banditry Act

Tyrion XIV, Sansa VII, and Daenerys V. Red and Ivan are joined by the great Kevin O'Shea to discuss Archers, Sterling Archer, arrow shafts, the movie Shaft, how more Banners should be weapons, the DOABA (Defense Of Armed Banditry Act), the feasibility of river chains, Danzig/Railroad crossover, Ser Mandy Moore, Lancel's wimpyness, Ser Dontos the Unreliable Narrator, and Passive Aggressive Assassins. Next week Arya X, Sansa VIII, and Theon VI.

Nov 05, 2012
Clash 21: Your World Champion Giants! No, The Other Kind

Davos III, Tyrion XIII, and Sansa VI. Red and Ivan are joined by the HYSTERICAL Sean Keane to discuss The Sacking Song, The Hobbit movie, Microsoft's Zune, Spy Horse, apologies to Mark Hamill, The Onion Knight's REAL backstory, Scorpions the weapon along with Scorpions the scorpions, Wooden Wings Wooden Words, and so much more. This is a great one, get ready to re-listen. Next week Tyrion XIV, Sansa VII, and Daenerys V.

Oct 29, 2012
Clash 20: And Introducing Mitch Hedburg as Ned Stark

Catelyn VII, Theon V, and Sansa V. Red and Ivan discuss talking cattle, Iain M. Banks' Culture series, just asking for money from rich people, Mark Hamill's Joker, "no sons but Robb", Theon trickery, some arrogently incerted politics, Karstark madness, Caitlin's shit-kicking, Craig Kilborn as Jaime Lannister, Jaime's fidelity, Theon's bad job at empathy, Zombie dinner, buffets, and so much more. It's a good one! Next week: Davos III, Tyrion XIII, Sansa VI.

Oct 21, 2012
Clash 19: Jon, Odie, and Street Lichen

Sansa IV, Jon VII, and Tyrion XII. Red and Ivan discuss another GREAT Dan Preston song (It's a Shame), Sci-Fi/Fantasy rift, get a false start on the battle of Blackwater Bay, pour-over coffee from SF to London, The Hound's literal butchery, Doug Stanhope, Health Care, Sansa wedding and bedding, Jon Arbuckle and his Direwolf Ghost, Super Smash Bros at the Wall, Death of a Squire, and flesh-stabbing. Next week: Catelyn VII, Theon V, and Sansa V.

Oct 16, 2012
Clash 18: Ted Talks and 3-Eyed Babies

Tyrion XI, Theon IV, and Jon VI. Ivan and Red cover an awesome knit cap sent to us by Kimberly Brown, Shagga tousling Tyrion's hair, too many Aegons, Cersei's poor staffing ability, the Greyjoy's acting like 8-year olds playing soccer, 3-eyed babies, Lamborghinis and Hyundai Accents, Theon's memory relating to which wife he banged, more climbing, a Game of Thrones MMO, and Bael the Bard! Next Week: Sansa IV, Jon VII, Tyrion XII.

Oct 08, 2012
Clash 17: A Splendor of Predictions And Also Looper

NOTE: The movie "Looper" is discussed in the beginning, if you don't want any spoilers, listen to Dan Preston's amazing song and then skip ahead to 9 minutes, 29 seconds.

Bran VI, Arya IX, and Daenerys IV. Red and Ivan discuss discuss Looper, the fact that Ivan has never seen Shawshank Redemption, Dan Preston's amazing "Wildlings" song, Bran never played Starcraft, Railroad dating fans, riding Zebras, horse-buying coins, mini Timothy Leary and shade of the evening, much foreshadowing in the House of the Undying, a Splendor of Wizards, and more! Bonus: Listen to the end to hear what Red and Ivan are wearing!

Next week Tyrion XI, Theon IV, and Jon VI.

Oct 01, 2012
Clash 16: Rattleshirt and Parties of Five

Jon V, Tyrion X, and Catelyn VI. Ivan and Red cover Viacom's trouble with music licenses, Ivan sings the Star Trek theme with lyrics, Rattleshirt, Night's Watch and the lack of morse code, Sam mentioning Uncle Benjen, Friendship Knives, ChronoShit (no typo), Varys's closet of costumes and fear or magic, Tywin's sexual technique, and more!

Join us next week for Bran VI, Arya IX, and Daenerys IV.

Sep 24, 2012
Clash 15: Homeopathy and The Sorrowful Men

Daenerys III, Tyrion IX, and Davos II. Ivan and Red are joined by the official 3rd chair Kelly Anneken to discuss Iron Lungs, Lana Wachowski, announcement of our live podcast recording for the premiere of Season 3, hippie grocery stores, homeopathy, failed attempts at pronouncing Quaithe, the Warlock/Roomba connection, Joffrey's preserved genitalia collection, Kelly's support of the Sansa/Hound relationship, Ser Cortnay Penrose on Arsenio Hall, and some unfortunate Pokémon references.

Join us next week for Jon V, Tyrion X, and Catelyn VI.

Sep 16, 2012
Clash 14: Sir Comma Daniel Preston and Other Knights

Theon III, Arya VIII, and Catelyn V. Ivan and Red cover their poor grammar, an amazing new theme submission from Daniel Preston, a bannerman who actually works for the Railroad, The Raid: Redemption, the whereabouts of Ser Barristan Selmy, and so much more. Next week Daenerys III, Tyrion IX, and Davos II.

Sep 10, 2012
Clash 13: Empire Strikes Back it is Not

Catelyn IV, Jon IV, Bran V, and Tyrion VIII. Ivan and Red cover the barrage of Tyrion, the importance of candles, excessively specific gods, Jon following Lassie to the well, Jojen's worthlessly ambiguous dreams, and Lannister compliments being the sinister sound of your inevitable doom. Next week it's Theon III, Arya VIII, and Catelyn V.

Sep 04, 2012
Clash 12: Cats are Remarkable Lushes

Arya VII, Catelyn III, and Sansa III. Ivan and Red cover Toxoplasmosis, the link between cats and prohibition, Pomplamoose's "single ladies" cover, geocities vs angelfire, some very metal tower names, Harrenhal on tv vs book, Sauroman interior designer, and so much more! Next week, we cover four chapters: Catelyn IV, Jon IV, Bran V, and Tyrion VIII.

Aug 26, 2012
Clash 11: Daenerys Needs to Check Out Twitter

Daenerys II, Bran IV, and Tyrion VII are covered this week. Ivan and Red cover Gouda, Cabernet, Daenerys in Qarth, Peyote, marching bands, Guy Branum's laugh, tax evasion, Robert Baratheon's death, and so much more. Matt Murdick of Podcast Winterfell's great remix is played, and we ask again for more theme song submissions to Next week is Arya VII, Catelyn III, and Sansa III.

Aug 21, 2012
Clash 10: Cats with Double-Edged Axes

Tyrion VI and Arya VI this week as a result of Red writing down the wrong chapters in last weeks show notes. Red and a near-comatose Ivan cover Outside Lands, Total Recall, Shagga's bathing, Cats with two-sided axes, Yo Gabba Gabba themed wedding, Eat No Evil and much more. Next week it's Daenerys II, Bran IV, and Tyrion VII.

Aug 14, 2012
Clash 9: A Jamie Oliver Wet Dream

Jon III and Theon II. Ivan and Red cover the Colors RadioLab, The Dark Knight Rises, disemboweling, the grossest dude in the Night's Watch, a fleshy abacus, lactose, Railroad's favorite sexual position, and more! Next week is Tyrion VI and Arya VI.

If you have a BGaS theme to submit, send it to!

Aug 06, 2012
Clash 8: The Vision Board

Bran III and Catelyn II. To make two of the most *riveting* POVs more exciting we brought in Kelly Anneken to join Ivan and Red. We cover Ivan's vision board, bangable ladies vs bangable dudes, The Wire, Yara, Ivan's replacement and the real definition of "Ermine Mantile". Next week Jon III and Theon II.

Jul 30, 2012
Clash 7: Acorn Paste and a Handful of Bugs

Sansa II, Arya V, and Tyrion V. Ivan and Red cover Jeyne Poole dying in pre-production, cat-humans and spider-cats, crow food, yielding, patchouli, dumb Gendry, Ernest Hemingway and more!

Jul 22, 2012
Clash 6: The Maker's Mark!

Tyrion III, Bran II, and Tyrion IV. Ivan and Red cover Geriatric Naked Ladies, Tyrion's internal brilliance, theater jumping, The Amazing Spider-Man, the wine sink, Shae's task, Ironbelly and more!

Jul 16, 2012
Clash 5: Admiring the Floorcraft

Dany I, Jon II, Arya IV covered. done. Ivan and Red discuss Community/GoT crossovers, the SF Comedy Scene, parties Red didn't go to, bloody chest extremities, sexually inappropriate ages, purple eyes, sheep, tasting corpses, and good raper bad raper. Next week is a Bran sandwich with Tyrion III, Bran II, and Tyrion IV.

Jul 11, 2012
Clash 4: A Pillar of Salt Wives

Arya III, Davos I, and Theon I get chatted up by Ivan and Red. They discuss the specifics of "Making Water", stealing food, being too angry to eat, knuckle necklace, Seaworth Siblings, the true meaning of "We Do Not Sow", and Greyjoy entitlement! Next week we cover Daenerys I, Jon II, and Arya IV.

Jul 01, 2012
Clash 3: Narcs and Cravens and Eunuchs

Jon I, Catelyn I, and Tyrion II are covered. Ivan and Red are the ones doing it. They discuss John Romita Jr., skipping Jon's chapters, the next Craig Kilborn, Redwyn Karscott, Cowboy Bebop, Tarly's excessive cowardice, Doin' Math w/Red Scott, Mormont's Torch, and more. Next week we cover Arya III, Davos I, and Theon I.

Jun 25, 2012
Clash 2: The Hooded Cave of the Faceless Man

Tyrion I, Bran I, and Arya II are covered in this episode with the 3rd voice of the podcast, Miss Kelly Anneken. We discuss sisterly Lannister greetings, the true meaning of "The Tower of the Hand", smallfolk, Smallville, and small puns. Next week we cover Jon I, Catelyn I, and Tyrion II. For the prequel novellas mentioned in the show, there's "The Hedge Knight" in Legends: Stories By The Masters of Modern Fantasy, "The Sworn Sword" in Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King, and "The Mystery Knight" in Warriors 1.

Jun 17, 2012
Clash 1: Hot Pie and The Rainbow Guard

Prologue, Arya I, and Sansa I are covered in our first Clash of Kings book club episode. Even so early in the book, differences in the book and show emerge, as we cover Stannis wife! Stannis' Daughter! Patches, Hot Pie, The Rainbow Guard, Arya throwing down, smart Sansa, a non-douchey Kingsguard, and so much more. Next week we cover Tyrion I, Bran I, and Arya II.

Jun 10, 2012
2x10: Vulgar Hueyluis

Sean Keane joins Ivan and Red to cover All Men Must Die, AKA "Valar Morghulis". We talk about Littlefinger the middle ages pick up artist, Varys hiring a nonexistent person, Robb marrying that Chaplin girl, Theon passing Speech 101, FACELESS DUDE, and the pay-per-view battle of Michael Stipe vs Dragons.

Jun 04, 2012
2x09: Blackwater "Michael" Bay

The Battle of Blackwater Bay with guest Colleen Watson (@colleen_watson) along with Ivan and Red! They cover the Hound's PTSD, Cersei's drunk acting, Stannis going from Accountant to awesome, Kirk Cameron's optimism, great speeches and more. Follow @mhunger on twitter and review us on iTunes!

May 28, 2012
2x08: The Prince of Bones It Is

Miss Anneken is back! Kelly joins Ivan and Reddit Scott to cover Season 2, Episode 8 of Game of Thrones, "The Prince of Winterfell". The trio discuss Dan harmon, Star Wars drinking games, THE COOLEST CHARACTER EVER, how stupid Qarth is, and so much more.

May 21, 2012
2x07: A Podcast Without Honor

Katie Compa joins Ivan and Red to cover Season 2, Episode 7 of Game of Thrones, "A Man Without Honor". This ep the show dog makes herself heard the first few minutes, then we discuss Theon getting stood up, Theon's teeth, the crazy King, head chops, blue balls, a plague cart, treating the wounded men well, Jorah's return, Harrenhall's Hanging Cart and much, much more.

May 14, 2012
2x06: The Old Gods and Cthulhu

Back to basics with Ivan and Red as they cover Season 2, Episode 6 of Game of Thrones, "The Old Gods and The New". Keeping it at a tight 73 minutes, we still manage to fit in Theon and his castle taking, Arya being good at Improv but bad at planning, the maid from Downton Abbey, The Wildlings, The Spice King, Junior Prom North of the Wall, and much more.

May 08, 2012
2x05: The Ghost of Guy Branum

Delightful X-Play and Chelsea Handler writer Guy Branum joins Red and Ivan to cover Season 2, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones. At great length we cover R'hllorism, which part of the map Stannis and Melisandre fucked up on, whether Loras was a bottom, sexual identity in fantasy, Pyromancers, a Qarth art opening, Michael Stipe in The Fall, and so much more.

May 01, 2012
2x04: The Secret Garden… OF BONES

Ivan and Red cover Season 2, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones. We discuss the appearance of our Westerosi selves, the best sound engineer, Joffrey having no idea how to work a crossbow and going full Clockwork Orange, the return of The Mountain, Fat Vizzini, a whole new meaning to firecrotch, and more!

Apr 23, 2012
2x03: What is Dead May Never Record Two Days Late

Ivan and Red ride in two days late with twice the episode to cover Season 2, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones. We talk Craster kickin' some Snow around, Luwin being a muggle, how Brianne's more qualified to give it to Marjorie Tyrell than Renly, Sansa's acting skills, the most accommodating wife ever, the drowned god and so very much more. We're late. We're sorry. It will probably happen again.

Apr 18, 2012
2x02: The Knight Life

Caitlin Gill (@caitlinistall) is back with Ivan and Red to cover Season 2, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones! We discuss felling our enemies with Sword Tiaras, Skyrim's influence on Game of Thrones, Arya's Meg Ryan haircut, Gendry's makeover, the testicle CG crew, Varys's lack of mustache, the rule of threes, potatoes, and listen all the way to the end for a brief but special post script.

Apr 08, 2012
2x01: Peter North Remembers

We're back to our roots, with Ivan and Red covering the season premiere of Game of Thrones. We talk secret previews, Sam Tarley's auditioning skills, STANNIS, Peter Dinklage acting into a mirror, sibling love, Joffrey coming into his own as King, bastard murder montage, CGI budget related to Dire Wolf growth, and so much more.

Apr 02, 2012
Game Show 2: Red Loves Game of Thrones

Sean Keane and Caitlin Gill join Ivan and Red for Red Loves Game of Thrones! Sean discusses watching all 9 Oscar movies in a row (with a break to perform at Cobb's), Lex Luthor in a power suit, how Red will never watch Lost, and finishing with a Game of Thrones themed Leonard Maltin Game with excessive talk of rotation. Playing of The Leonard Maltin is courtesy of Doug Benson, who has much more Len Maltin as well as incredible guests on his podcast Doug Loves Movies.

Mar 25, 2012
WYSBW 4: Steven Moffat Doctor Who

What You Should Be Watching - Steven Moffat/Matt Smith Doctor Who edition. Ivan and Red cover The Doctor, Tardises, Daleks, sweaty English heroes, deep-fried pizza, poor stranger danger policy, Douglas Adams, and more!

Mar 18, 2012
WYSBW 3: Downton Abbey

What You Should Be Watching - Downton Abbey edition. Ivan & Red invite Kelly over to discuss the topic of her original podcast Up Yours, Downstairs. In the LONGEST BGaS episode to date, they cover many hats, Maggie Smith, hat related posture, an extended discourse on corsets, and much more.

Mar 11, 2012
WYSBW 2: Sherlock

In their second "What You Should Be Watching" episode, Ivan & Red cover BBC's Sherlock, created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. We talk comparisons to House MD, the third greatest Conan, the disappointing RDJ Sherlock, the movie Hackers, and more!

Mar 05, 2012
Book 21: Book VS Show!

Kelly joins Ivan & Red as they set media against media in an effort to determine the supremacy of either the book or the tv version of Railroad's Game of Thrones. WHO IS BETTER? Book Tyrion vs Show Tyrion, Book Daenerys vs Show Daenerys, book food vs show food and more!

Feb 27, 2012
WYSBW 1: Special Misfits Edition

SPECIAL ONE-OFF TV CLUB, Misfits edition. Having suffered a last minute cancellation, Ivan & Red introduce E4's Misfits, a show that can be described as the anti-"Heroes". Ivan and Red cover calling "Hero Academy" "Academy of Heroes" (look Red up on redson3), the Origin of Misfits, Redshirt Gary, American usage of Chav, The Jeremy Pyles Show, parkour, terrible BBC special effects, and more.

Feb 20, 2012
Book 20: Winter Came and Went!

Ivan and Red bring our first book covered to a close, covering pp 772-807 (Jon, Cat, Daenerys). Jon (and Red) get Tarly'd, Jon Snow is slowed down by his brooding, oath-breakin' food, the plural for Pegasus, Robb in the third Person chapters, babies in Plate Mail, Hoster Tully looking like Harrison Ford, Belly Crabs, Kings Clashing, Jorah being honorable for a moment, Mustache rings, aaaaand Dragons.

Feb 13, 2012
Book 19: Beheading Your In-laws, The Number One Cause of Divorce

I and R cover pp 741-771 (Sansa, Daenerys, Tyrion). They discuss The Darkness, Red conveys a half remembered NPR story about the missing Apollo 11 tapes, Ser Marc Meryn, Joffrey the pick-up artist, Daenerys the Enthusiastic and Determined, Mirri Maz Duur gets real, the biggest beard since Gandalf, and book Tyrion and TV Tyrion become one. Next week we cover THE REST OF THE BOOK AKA pp 772-807 (Jon, Cat, Daenerys).

Feb 05, 2012
Book 18: Yep, Your Dad Will Be Back Any Minute

Ivan and Red cover Daenerys, Arya, and Bran (702-740). They talk about Jorah's poor fashion sense, Arya going Oliver Twist, Bran noting people don't fight very well, Bran suggesting a two man Power Ranger-like assemblage of himself and Hodor, and The Kings of Winter. Next week we cover Sansa, Daenerys, Tyrion (pp 741-771).

Jan 30, 2012
Book 17: You Tell 'em, Drogo!

Sean Keane (@LLCoolS) joins Ivan and Red covering pages 665-701 (Daenerys, Tyrion, Catelyn). We discuss beheadings, the Bechdel test, Mercy Men, Khal Dr(Ogo), Shea, Tyrion Halfman, Robb's chapter, and more. Next week we cover pages 702-740 (Daenerys, Arya, Bran).

Jan 22, 2012
Book 16: The Flaming (Sword) Episode

Ivan & Red march toward Neds end, covering pages 618-664. We discuss the Steve Jobs of Westeros, Horror & Slobber, Thoros of Myr, Carl Vance, mispronouncing "sigil", the Kingsguard becoming ornamental, faces exploding into moths and more. We also mention the Tales of Dunk and Egg. Next week 665-701 (Daenerys, Tyrion, Catelyn).

Jan 16, 2012
Book 15: The Sentient Wheelchair and The Dreadfort

Kelly's back with Ivan and Red to cover 568-617 (Bran, Daenerys, Catelyn, and Tyrion). We cover some Karstarks, wine tasting in Dothrak, russian arms dealer Robb, Bran's bowls turning to water, and Tywin chatting up some hill people. Listen until the end to find out about Kelly's new project. Next week we cover 618-664 (Sansa, Eddard, Catelyn, Jon).

Jan 08, 2012
Book 14: Cersei is Clearly in Mourning

This week Ivan & Red are all over 523-567 (Eddard, Arya, Sansa, Jon). They discuss Cantonese vs Mandarin, remembering to follow "the right of the game", Ivan drops a string of impressive sounding bands, Stark learns he lacks the upper hand, Syrio is WAY more badass in text, Sansa sets new records for obliviousness, and Jon… kicks… Thorne… in… the… soup. Next week we cover pp 568-617 (Bran, Daenerys, Catelyn, and Tyrion).

Jan 01, 2012
Book 13: Not Even Christopher Nolan Talks About Dreams This Much

Chapters covered this episode by Ivan and Red occur between pp 480-522 (Eddard, Daenerys, Eddard, Jon). We revisit Ned's dream AGAIN, *something* happens to Robert from groin to nipple, Daenerys has a midnight snack, Viserys gets what was promised, and Jon gets the shaft. Next week we cover pp 523-567 (Eddard, Arya, Sansa, Jon).

Dec 25, 2011
Book 12: Ned Has a Dream!

Kevin O'Shea (on twitter at @iamkevinoshea) joins Ivan and Red cover pp 431-479 (Catelyn, Jon, Tyrion, Eddard, Sansa). We revisit Ned's dream sequence at the behest of our listeners, Tyrion's trial by combat, religious overtones, Jon saving Tarley, Eddard sitting on a throne, and Sansa reading Tiger Beat. Next week we cover pp 480-522 (Eddard, Daenerys, Eddard, Jon).

Dec 18, 2011
Book 11: The Smoking Pole

Ivan and Red are joined by friend of the show Kelly Anneken in covering pp 385-430 (Daenerys, Bran, Tyrion, and Eddard). We cover six-breasted statues, John Carter, sweeping stables with 10,000 brooms, A People's History of Westeros, Eskimo Bloodriders, anachronistic sluts, the Dothraki General Sherman, The Smoking Pole and much more. Listening to this podcast is an implicit contractual agreement to any and all business ideas expressed herein(jk). Next week we cover pp 431-479 (Catelyn, Jon, Tyrion, Eddard, Sansa)

Dec 12, 2011
Book 10: Catelyn Climbs and Other Interesting Tales

Ivan and Red cover pp 338-384 (Arya, Eddard, Catelyn, and Eddard). Arya kisses some cats, Myrcella and Tommen are pugs, Barristan Selmy is agreeable, The Faceless Men charge a fortune, Catelyn CLIMBS AND CLIMBS AND CLIMBS, and Eddard sees some guards about a horse. Next week we cover pp 385-430 (Daenerys, Bran, Tyrion, and Eddard).

Dec 05, 2011

Ivan and Red cover pp 293-337 (Sansa, Eddard, & Tyrion). Sansa is struck dumb by a plethora of things, Petyr is creepy, Eddard and Varys talk shop, Ivan and Red discuss Stand-up comedy the role-playing game, and Tyrio- HOLY SHIT WHY DOES HE HAVE AN AXE?!. Next week we cover pp 338-384 (Arya, Eddard, Catelyn, and Eddard).

Nov 28, 2011
Book 8: Tarley the Two-Eyed Craven

Ivan & Red cover pp 250-292 (Eddard, Jon, Eddard, Cat). Maester Pycelle does a good job of making himself seem untrustworthy, internal Ned is a genius, Sam Tarley the two-eyed craven weighs in at 280 lbs, the bullheaded bastard makes a bull head, and Cat calls her bannermen just to catch up. Next week we'll be reading pp 293-337 (Sansa, Eddard, Tyrion).

Nov 20, 2011
Book 7: Gettin' Crabs at The Wall

Ivan and Red cover Tyrion, Arya, Daenerys, and Bran (pp 203-249). Tyrion kicks it at the wall, Arya gets her dad to sign her up for dance class, Daenerys learns to ride, and Bran kicks it with Old Nan. Next week we'll be reading 250-292 (Eddard, Jon, Eddard, Cat).

Nov 14, 2011
Book 6: Westeros' Spiderman is Weird

Ivan and Red cover Catelyn, Jon, and Eddard (pp 165-202). We get raving ravens from the Bannermen, The Spider and Littlefinger are introduced, Mimi from a Podcast of Ice and Fire says hey on our Facebook page, Jon keeps digging for an upside to the wall, and Eddard meets his future Eskimo brother. For questions, comments, or criticism, emails us at Next week we'll be reading 203-252.

Nov 06, 2011
Book 5: Eddard the Lady Killer

Ivan and Red *chover* chapters Catelyn, Sansa, Eddard, and Bran (pp 128-164). Catelyn freaks out over Bran, Sansa goes sweet valley high on her dreamy sociopath, Eddard is a Lady killer, and Bran goes on an LSD trip with the 3-eyed crowed of happiness. Send comments, questions, corrections, feedback to @boarsgoreswords on twitter or email

Oct 31, 2011
Book 4: Catelyn Gives a Shit

Ivan & Red cover pages 93-127, AKA Jon, Daenerys, Ned, and Tyrion. Shout out to Lydia spoiling a major character death for us. Catelyn shits in inappropriate places, Jon & Tyrion head off to the wall. Eddard Bros out with the Robert. Send us comments, questions, or feedback at @boarsgoreswords on twitter or

Oct 23, 2011
Book 3: Seriously, Bran is THE BEST Climber

Ivan and Red are joined again by comedian Sean Keane as we cover Game of Thrones chapters Catelyn 2, Arya 1, Bran 2, and Tyrion 1 (pp 58-92. Come with us as Catelyn gets naked enough to make Ros blush, Arya establishes her sexual identity, we watch bran lose his grip for five pages, and Tyrion orders breakfast.

Oct 17, 2011
Book 2: Purple Nurples and Imp Flips

Ivan and Red cover chapters Daenerys 1, Eddard 1, and Jon 1 (pp 28-57). With Ivan back, R&I summarize the game show as well as emails from the Bannermen. We cover Daenerys youth, Illyrio's creepiness, Khal's Manse, the Stark's Dourness, and Jon's drunkenness. Contact us on twitter at @boarsgoreswords or via email at

Oct 10, 2011
Game Show 1: Game of Thrones Game Show!

Red hosts our first ever Game of Thrones Gameshow at Murphy's Pub in San Francisco. Guest panelists include Ivan, Kelly Anneken, and Ryan Cronin, along with voice and co-writer Adam McLaughlin. We join the gameshow in progress for some GoT hysteria.

Oct 02, 2011
Book 1: Book Club!

Ivan and Red cover the Game of Thrones BOOK prologue and first two chapters (Brand and Catelyn). They also discuss Dinklage winning an emmy, blurbs, the original Zsa Zsa Gabor of the Wall, White Walkers talking, Stark family game night, and more. Intro music is by Judgement Day. Contact us at or on twitter at @boarsgoreswords.

Sep 26, 2011
1x01-10: Season 1 Re-OHHHHHHH SNAP!

Kelly Anneken is back with Ivan and Red for the Game of Thrones Season 1 re-cap. Hear Red confuse Doc Brown with Doc Holliday, Ivan's haircut,, Drogo's lame death, terrible descriptions of Lord of The Rings, George RR Martin infusing himself into Game of Thrones, pikes always win over swords, Red's Kermit/John C Reilly impression, along with best sex scene, best death, and best dinklage moment. Contact us on twitter at @boarsgoreswords or email us at

Sep 12, 2011
1x10: Fire and Blood.... Eventually

Ivan and Red cover the final episode of season 1 of Game of Thrones along with guest Lydia Popovich. We cover our first four star review, the pre and post Sean Keane era, Walder vs Frey, Valyrian Steel, Hodor on the GoT reddit, Garfunkel and Oates, Valyrian scissor hands, Sansa's meth problem, Great John and the King of the north. Contact us at @boarsgoreswords or

Aug 29, 2011
1x09: Winter Came

We're joined this week by a guest who had not seen the climactic end of episode 9 until moments we started recording this episode. Sean Keane is a San Francisco Stand Up comic and he has to face up to some very harsh Westeros realities in this week's podcast. We discuss Westeros' shitty villagers, how children are running the entire world, Barristan's nickname, Trojan Zombies, currency exchange, the most harsh bridge toll ever, and much more. This week's intro music by youtube user steviemac2000.

Aug 21, 2011
1x08: The Endy Point

This week Ivan and Red are joined by our first male guest and comedian Daymon Ferguson. The three discuss Dinklage's immortality, the fact that Owls are officially scary, Bronn as an english pop star, George RR Martin on atkins, Arrya taking down chubby boys, Tarley the Dungeon Master, Lord Commander Frowny Face, a correction from off mic, hereditary treason, The Rickon Reel, Vambies, Zompires, and more. Intro by UKpiano on youtube.

Aug 15, 2011
1x07: You Win or You Cry Subserviently

This week Ivan and Red discuss THE BANNERMEN, the 3-eyed raven of corrections, Joffrey refusing to raise the debt ceiling, "kneelers", Tyrion jerking off, Dinklage's terrible accent, Tywin Lecter, the oh-so rare double titular line, Littlefinger watching youporn at work, GoT motivational posters (submit yours!), the Golden Cloaks and much more. Comments, questions, and curses should be sent to @boarsgoreswords on twitter or email'd to

Aug 07, 2011
1x06: Comeuppance

Every time Ivan says "comeuppance", it's time to drink. Natasha Muse joins us this episode to discuss Team Pain Spider, Jain Espenson, the feminists of Westeros, our new business venture, further confusion of dogs and wolves, Khal Newman, the greatest joke premise ever told, Petyr Baelish's terrible whispering, everyone struggling to remember Bronn's name, and trial by battle. Check out Natasha's radio show, Too Soon at FCC Free radio. Intro today was by Dan from Digitapp.

Aug 01, 2011
1x05: The Wolf and the Lion Shave their Chests

Ivan and Red cover "The Wolf and The Lion" in the last of the Season 1 GoT episodes directed by Brian Kirk. We're introduced to the Knight of Flowers, some hill people, Varys the big gay cat, giant dragon skulls, and the ultimate attachment parenting. We also cover the shaving of chests and smuckers jam in more depth than was strictly necessary. Intro music is "Learning to Fly" by Arkngthand.

Jul 25, 2011
1x04: Cripples, Bastards, Ivan, and Red

This week on Boars, Gore, and Swords we cover Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things with guest Kelly Anneken. We talk about differentiation between Jon Snow/Robb Stark/Theon Greyjoy, Samwell Tarley, the Full Metal Jacket subplot, Viserys's nipple scar, the definition of septum, strong seed, Grand Maester Pycelle's Vaporizer, and much more. Intro by Ramin Djawadi.

Jul 17, 2011
1x03: Lord Snow Hits The Wall

In Episode 3 we discuss as little of Joffrey Baratheon as possible. We do manage to discuss Uncle Fester the eunuch, The Giver, Werther's Originals, Full House, and some Italian Stereotypes. Follow us at @boarsgoreswords and email questions and comments to Intro by Jason Yang.

Jul 11, 2011
1x02: The Kings Rode Many, Many Things

Episode 2, in which Ivan and Red discuss:

Intro music is "The King has Arrived" by Arkngthand, a Game of Thrones tribute metal band.

Jul 04, 2011
1x01: Winter is Coming on Ivan & Red
Discussed herein:
  • Facial Hair!
  • Beheadings!
  • Family lovin!
  • And more!

Art based on work by flickr user Dunechaser, used under Creative Commons license.

Jun 27, 2011