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Episode 181: Podcast Pride and Prejudice

Episode 181 for the week of August 2nd, 2015,  in which we are joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave curators Zach (Alias) and Bina (Bina007). We cover chapters 15 (Catelyn II) and 16 (Jon II) of A Storm of Swords.

Notes: The character tracker created by KCenturion, mentioned in the aftershow.

 

Chapter 15 – Catelyn II (artist: sisaat)
A Storm of Swords Drawing Project, Podcast of Ice and Fire

Chapter 16 – Jon II (artist: Lex)
A Storm of Swords Drawing Project, Podcast of Ice and Fire

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Episode 180: Comic Con 2015

Episode 180 for the week of July 12th, 2015, in which we do a recap of our time at San Diego Comic Con 2015. We are joined by Tara Lynne of the Geekiary and Ice and Fire Con. At the end of the episode (41 minutes in), we have the full audio recording of our Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones fan panel at Comic Con.

Notes: The panel discussion contains spoilers for all seasons of Game of Thrones and all published books of A Song of Ice and Fire. Some of the questions in the audience were not audible in the panel record file, so have been trimmed somewhat, with enough left in to indicate that there was a question or audience participation at that point. The audio recording is reproduced with the permission of Comic Con International and all the panelists involved.

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Episode 179: A Hymn for Spring

Episode 179 for the week of June 21st, in which we are joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave curator Katie (Lady Griffin). We cover chapter 14 (Arya II) of A Storm of Swords. We also do a full review of Amin’s essay (Song and Singers of Ice and Fire) from the eBook A Hymn for Spring. We talk about our upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones fan panel at San Diego Comic Con 2015: Saturday at 4-5pm, along with our Wednesday night Podcast Listener meetup.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. We got into contact with Ashley after this episode: she is having computer issues that will hopefully be resolved soon.

Chapter 14 – Arya II (artist: Dickon Manwoody)
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Episode 178: Mother’s Mercy

Episode 178 for the week of June 14th, in which we review the tenth episode in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series.

Azor Ahai Reborn by acazigot

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Episode 177: The Dance of Dragons

Episode 177 for the week of June 7th, in which we review the ninth episode in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. The aftershow section contains potential spoilers from a The Winds of Winter chapter.

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Episode 176: Hardhome

Episode 176 for the week of May 31st, in which we review the eighth episode in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. 

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Episode 175: The Gift

Episode 175 for the week of May 24th, in which we review the seventh episode in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. 

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Episode 174: Ice and Fire Con 2015

Episode 174 for the week of May 17th, 2015, in which we cover our experiences at Ice and Fire Con 2015.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series.  The audio quality for this episode was lowered by the onsite record.

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Episode 173: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Episode 173 for the week of May 17th, in which we review the sixth episode in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series.  The audio quality for this episode was lowered by the onsite recording.

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Episode 172: Kill the Boy

Episode 172 for the week of May 10th, in which we review the fifth episode in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. We are joined by returning guest host Aziz from History of Westeros.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. 

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Episode 171: Sons of the Harpy

Episode 171 for the week of May 3rd, in which we review the fourth episode in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. We are joined by returning guest host Aziz from History of Westeros.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. 

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A Hymn for Spring: Available Now

Tower of the Hand: A Flight of Sorrows was a book jam-packed with insightful analysis of the Song of Ice and Fire series, but it only barely scratched the surface of the huge and complex world that author George R.R. Martin has created. 
A second anthology, then, is not only desirable, it’s absolutely critical to unearth all that Martin has tucked away into the many dense folds of his narrative. 

Here’s how we’ve expanded A Hymn for Spring in order to make it the most comprehensive exploration of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros yet: 


    • Updated to cover the newly published Song of Ice and Fire material, including The Princess and the Queen, The Rogue Prince, and The World of Ice and Fire.

 

    • Four brand-new authors, who hail from some of the most authoritative Ice and Fire websites and podcasts, in order to provide fresh perspectives on the main series.

 

    • More than twice the size of A Flight of Sorrows, allowing not only for more essays on a wider range of subjects, but also for longer, more comprehensive analysis.

 

    • A huge swath of bonus material, including additional essays from theHymn for Spring authors – and their special guests – and sneak previews at the next big projects from the Tower of the Hand editors.

NEW AUTHORS

Steven Attewell, the mastermind behind Race for the Iron Throne, brings his political and historical expertise to bear on the effectiveness of Machiavellianism in the game of thrones and the economic gamesmanship of Lord Petyr Baelish. The founder ofWars and Politics of Ice and Fire, Jeff Hartline, makes readers fundamentally question their understanding of King Stannis Baratheon. And History of Westeros co-hosts Aziz and Ashaya offer the single most authoritative account of the history – and mythology – of Harrenhal, while Tower of the Hand/Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire contributor Jim McGeehin does the same for Robert’s Rebellion. 

RETURNING AUTHORS

Stefan Sasse, from the Boiled Leather Audio Hour and The Nerdstream Era, determines the effects that patriarchy and civil war have had on the Westerosi psychological makeup. A Podcast of Ice and Fire co-host Amin Javadi investigates the nature that songs and singers play in the various cultures of the Seven Kingdoms, and, even, in the nature of the narrative itself. And Tower of the Hand co-founders John Jasmin and Alexander Smith expand the focus to include both an exploration of how HBO’s Game of Thrones simultaneously improves and degrades Martin’s original story and a look at traditional games to help predict the success of all those who play the game of thrones.

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Episode 170: High Sparrow

Episode 170 for the week of April 26th, in which we review the third episode in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. We are joined by returning guest host Aziz from History of Westeros.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. This week’s episode was salvaged from two different recordings.

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Episode 169: The House of Black and White

Episode 169 for the week of April 19th, in which we review the second episode in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. This week’s episode combined two different recordings: there may still be one or two incidents of audio skipping remaining in the file

Upcoming conventions with APOIAF host appearances: Ice and Fire Con 2015 (Ashley, Amin), Anime North 2015 (Ashley, Amin), San Diego Comic Con 2015 (Amin, Kyle).  House Manwoody meetups are planned around the year.

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Episode 168: The Wars to Come

Episode 168 for the week of April 12th, in which we review the first episode in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. Upcoming conventions with APOIAF host appearances: Ice and Fire Con 2015 (Ashley, Amin), Anime North 2015 (Ashley, Amin), San Diego Comic Con 2015 (Amin, Kyle).  House Manwoody meetups are planned around the year.

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