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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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Episode 167: The Brothers Lannister

Episode 167 for the week of March 22nd, in which we are joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave regulars Duncan (Valkyrist) and Greg (Claudiusthefool). We cover the chapters 12 (Jaime II) and 13 (Tyrion II) of A Storm of Swords.

Notes: We discuss this interview excerpt with David and Dan covering Game of Thrones spoilers, GRRM’s response, and an earlier interview with GRRM discussing Tysha [second last question].

Chapter 12 – Jaime II (artist: jesicka309)
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Chapter 13 – Tyrion II (artist: zeyik)
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Episode 166: Seattle Merlings

Episode 166 for the week of February 15th, in which we hear about Mimi’s recent trip to Seattle. We are joined by recurring guest host Amber, as Mimi dubs her into the Platinum Club™. We cover chapters 10 (Bran I) and 11 (Davos II) 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. Congrats to Elle P for winning the draw for the CelebVM contest.

Chapter 10 – Bran I (artist: Dickon Manwoody)
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Chapter 11 – Davos II (artist: Lex)
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Episode 165: Valentine’s Day in Essos

Episode 165 for the week of February 8th, 2015. We are joined by Laura and returning guest host Cosmia to do a sequel of sorts to last year’s all male Valentine’s Day episode. We cover chapter 8 (Jon I) and chapter 9 (Dany I) of A Storm of Swords. We also answer a list of Valentine’s Day themed questions collected from our forums and twitter. In the aftershow, we talk about (spoilers) the recently released copy of GRRM’s 1993 letter outlining his initial ideas and outline for A Song of Ice and Fire.

Notes: If you can’t get enough ASOIAF themed Valentine’s Day questions, check out the latest ruling from the Supreme Court of Westeros. Thank you for nominating us for the 10th Annual Podcast Awards. Nomination results will be released on March 1st, at which point we will update on voting information if we make the final slate. For those interested, here is the free Dropbox signup link mentioned at the end of the episode (you may have to install it as well). Finally, our CelebVM contest is still ongoing until February 15th, post a comment for this episode or the last one to be entered for a chance to receive a video message from Ian McElhinney.

Valentine’s Day by Vaarsuvius

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Episode 164: Mustering the Manwoody

A Podcast of Ice and Fire returns triumphantly to our seventh year of podcasting,  as we Muster the Manwoody in preparation for the Podcast Awards. Mimi, Amin, and Kyle dub Vassals Alias and Madscientist into the exclusive Triple Gold Club , as we cover chapters 6 (Davos I) and 7 (Sansa I) of A Storm of Swords. Mimi talks about the upcoming Manwoody meetup in Seattle, and we cover in the aftershow, better late than never, ColdhandsGate (spoiler alert).

Notes: Nominations are currently open for the 10th Annual Podcast Awards. If you would like to nominate our podcast, each person may submit one (only one) nomination form by February 6th. The podcasts with the most nominations will be added to an online voting system in February, so every nomination does count, as do the comments written in the comments section on the nomination form. If you nominate A Podcast of Ice and Fire, we suggest the Entertainment + People’s Choice categories (any podcast can be nominated for People’s Choice + one category). For Vassals of Kingsgrave, we suggest the General category + Best Produced (Best Produced + one other category is possible).

Thank you very much for your support!

In relation to our CelebVM contest, post a comment for this episode here by February 15th to be entered in the contest, the random prize winner will receive a free video message from Ian McElhinney, the actor who plays Ser Barristan in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Even if you don’t win, CelebVM offers the opportunity to purchase video messages from Ian and actors in other well known works.

Chapter 6 – Davos I (artist: jesicka309)
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Chapter 7 – Sansa I (artist: Nick Snow)
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Episode 163: Christmas Filks III

Episode 163 for the week of December 21st, 2014, in which we are happy to release our third Christmas Filks episode, continuing the yearly tradition. Curl up at home around the fire, take a sip of a hot beverage, and let DJ Amin take you through our 2014 edition.

Notes: For the lyrics and list of writers and singers for this year’s Christmas Filks, check out the relevant forum. This year’s episode is on youtube, as is last year’s hit single:

 

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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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