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Episode 162: History of Westeros

Episode 162 for the week of December 1st, in which we start our first of three in-depth episodes covering The World of Ice and Fire. We are joined by Aziz and Ashaya from the History of Westeros videocast and podcast. We chat about Dornish Letter theories, assign one aspect of the Seven to each of the Seven Kingdoms, and given lemoncake ratings for the Targaryen kings.

Notes:  Aziz and Ashaya had to drop out due to internet connection problems 2/3 of the way through. Our podcast store is available for your holiday shopping needs.  The Supreme Court of Westeros is currently looking for more guest judges for 2015. Submit your Christmas Filks on our forums by December 21st  to be included in the third annual ASOIAF Christmas Filk episode.

Last year’s Christmas Filk Episode:

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Episode 161: Wolf

Episode 161 for the week of November 23rd, 2014. The second half of the double header recording with the VOK crew, we cover chapters 4 (Arya I) and 5 (Tyrion I) of A Storm of Swords.

 

Chapter 4 – Jaime I (artist: Nick Snow)
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Chapter 5 – Tyrion I (artist: Lex)
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Episode 160: The Ice Dragon

Episode 160 for the week of November 23rd, 2014. We provide a review of the recently re-released Ice Dragon, written by George RR Martin and illustrated by Luis Royo. Joined by the usual Martinsphere review group from Bastards of Kingsgrave, we deal with the Ice elephant in the room,  before diving into a spoiler filled discussion.

 

Notes: Mimi and Ashley will provide their lemon cake reviews in a subsequent episode. For other reviews of Martin’s earlier works, check out the Bastards of Kingsgrave. The video interview from 2006 referred to in the episode is below.

 

 

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Episode 159: Prima Facie

Episode 159 for the week of November 9th, 2014, in which the four podcast hosts share their initial reactions to the recently released World of Ice and Fire. We chat about the possible Winterfell dragon eggs, the Tyrion is a Chimera theory, the variation of the seasons, and the prevalence of Zorses. We draw battle lines over the Blackfyre Rebellion.

Notes: The audio quality for this episode improves after the first 22 minutes. Sorry about the page flips AKA Dolby Surround Sound experience. This is the first of several review episodes planned on the World of Ice and Fire.

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Episode 158: The World of Ice and Fire

Episode 158 for the week of October 26th, 2014, which includes a spoiler-full interview with Elio and Linda of Westeros.org, coauthors of the recently released World of Ice and Fire.

The Summerhall scene that didn’t make it into the book

Notes: This episode was recorded earlier to be released on the official release date for the book. Mimi could not make it to the record at the last moment, but all four APOIAF hosts will return in November for Part II to conduct a full review, along with a second interview episode in December. Submit questions here and in the forums for the upcoming episodes.

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Episode 157: Guys Night In III

Episode 157, for the week of of September 21st, 2014, in which the guys hold down the fort while Mimi crosses the not so narrow sea and Ashley prepares for winter. We are joined by Aziz from the History of Westeros podcast. We chat about a variety of podcast news and cover chapters 2 (Jaime I) and 3 (Catelyn I) of A Storm of Swords.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode contains spoilers for all published books in George R.R. Martin’s ASOIAF series. This episode was rescued from the darkling plain: the main audio quality issues subside after a few minutes in, but there are times where the conversation jumps a bit. A Hymn for Spring is not available for preorder yet, the link will be posted here when it is.

 

Chapter 2 – Jaime I (artist: brynden)
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Chapter 3 – Bran VII (artist: linecom1)
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Episode 156: Arms Like Tree Trunks

Episode 156 for the week of August 10th, in which we interview David J. Peterson, linguistic developer of the Dothraki and Valyrian languages used in HBO’s Game of Thrones. We ask him questions submitted by our listeners and start our chapter reread of A Storm of Swords with the prologue chapter.

Notes:  As usual, this episode has spoilers for all five books in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Check out David’s blog and Twitter.

Chapter 1 – Prologue (artist: jesicka309)
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Episode 155: Comic-Con Casserole

Episode 155 for the week of July 27th, 2014, in which we finally (after three long years!) complete our A Clash of Kings reread by covering the final two chapters of the book: chapters 69 (Jon VIII) and 70 (Bran VII).  We also discuss our experiences at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, detailing our House Manwoody podcast hosts and listeners meetup, learning Dothraki with David J. Peterson, and how awesome it was to finally meet George R.R. Martin (spoiler: he’s the best).

Notes:  Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode contains spoilers for all published books in George R.R. Martin’s ASOIAF series. The excerpt reading at the tail end of the episode from The Second Kind of Loneliness is from Episode 35 of the Bastards of Kingsgrave.

 

Chapter 69 – Jon VII (artist: Tom 162)
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Chapter 70 – Bran VII (artist: jeremy)
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Episode 154: The Darkling Plain

Episode 154, for the week of July 20th, in which we continue our reread of A Clash of Kings, covering chapters 67 (Theon VI) and 68 (Tyrion XV). We are joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave forum members Amber (amberrocks) and Greg (claudiusthefool).

Notes: The call quality in this episode degrades in the second half of the episode, inspiring the title (an episode nearly lost to the darkling plain).

Chapter 67 – Theon VI (artist: StevieBlue) A Clash of Kings Drawing Project, A Podcast of Ice and Fire

Chapter 66 – Sansa VIII (artist: jesicka309) A Clash of Kings Drawing Project, A Podcast of Ice and Fire

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Episode 153: A Crown of Thorns

Episode 153, for the week of July 13th, in which we continue our reread of A Clash of Kings, covering chapters 65 (Arya X) and 66 (Sansa VIII). We chat about our upcoming attendance at San Diego Comic-Con and other announcements in the aftershow.

Chapter 65 – Arya X (artist: jesicka309) A Clash of Kings Drawing Project, A Podcast of Ice and Fire

Chapter 66 – Sansa VIII (artist: zeyik) A Clash of Kings Drawing Project, A Podcast of Ice and Fire

 

Notes: The music excerpt at the end of the episode is from Karliene’s composed music. Thank you to Valerie Frankel for sending us the review copy of her written work.

Lothor “Apple-eater” in the A Feast for Crows expansion.

 

 

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Episode 152: The Rogue Prince

Episode 152 for the week of June 29th, in which we cover The Rogue Prince.  The four podcast hosts provide a spoiler full review and synopsis of George RR Martin’s contribution to the Rogues anthology, discuss Viserys I’s mistakes, and generally agree that Mushroom is a pervy weirdo.

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Episode 151: The Children

Episode 151 for the week of June 15th, in which we review the tenth episode in the fourth 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 first 54 minutes of this episode were partially salvaged from a very poor quality audio recording; we highly recommend jumping straight to the 2nd part of the episode (~54:05).

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Episode 150: The Watchers on the Wall

Episode 150 for the week of June 8th, in which we review the ninth episode in the fourth 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 149: The Mountain and the Viper

Episode 149 for the week of June 1st, in which we review the eighth episode in the fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. We chat about feathered dresses, bash beetles, and launch the Tywin/Viper ship.

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

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Episode 148: Sorrowful Manticores

Episode 148, for the week of May 25th, in which the 4 podcast hosts reunite to continue the longest running reread of A Clash of Kings. We cover chapter 64 (Daenerys V). We try to rekindle the magic, thoroughly examine manticores, and discuss the Lannister gold supply probem.

Chapter 64 – Daenerys V (artist: zavarr)
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