Episode 195 for the week of May 1st, 2016, in which we recap our lost review of the second episode in the sixth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Notes: This recap of the review was salvaged from Zencastr and put together, so there are some issues with the audio quaity in this episode (lag and the end of the show). The 15 minute recap of the recap appears to be lost to the darkling plain.
Episode 194 for the week of May 1st, 2016, in which we discuss our experiences at Ice and Fire Con 2016.
Episode 193 for the week of April 24th, 2016, in which we review the first episode in the sixth 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: Anime North 2016 (Ashley, Amin), San Diego Comic Con 2016 (Amin, Kyle, maybe Ashley). House Manwoody meetups are planned around the year.
Episode 192 for the week of April 17, 2016, in which we are joined Michael (Khal Wadege) and Tanja (Scilens). We cover chapters 29 (Sansa III) and 31 (Jon IV) of A Storm of Swords.
Notes: We are remustering House Manwoody by requesting help from our listeners for the 2016 Podcast Awards. You can submit one nomination form anytime between now and April 30th: APOIAF for the Entertainment category and People’s Choice, VOK for the TV and Film category. Thank you for your help!
We discussed the intriguing Essos-Westeros Northern Land Bridge Theory at the end of the episode, illustrated in the suggested map below.
Episode 191 for the week of April 1, 2016. We take a step back in time to celebrate the 8th anniversary of A Podcast of Ice and Fire.
Notes: character voices for the recording -
Mimi – Amber (amberrocks)
Ashley – Tanja (scilens)
Amin – Adam (drownedsnow)
Kyle – Casey (blue eyed queen)
Chris – Glen (dagos_rivers)
Aaron -Daniel (witless chum)
Episode 190 for the week of February 28, 2016 in which the gentlemen are joined by returning guest host Jason Walden, Game Producer with Fantasy Flight Games. While sipping on an Arbor red and sampling lemon cakes, we chat about the Game of Thrones board game and expansions. We continue our reread of A Storm of Swords, specifically chapters 30 (Arya III). In the aftershow, we switch to Dornish wine and talk about season 5 of Game of Thrones.
Notes: Given that parts of the episode were reordered, the timeline is provided below:
- Board Game Chat: 0-23.
- FFG’s Trivia Game info: 23 – 29.
- Chapter Recap: 29 – 50.
- Aftershow, various topics: 50-59.
- Aftershow, season 5 chat: 59 – end.
The Jon artwork referred to during the show.
Episode 189 for the week of February 28, 2016 in which Tara joins us to discuss in detail the upcoming Ice and Fire Convention 2016. Recurring guest hosts Bing (Shoeshiner) and Bill (mrkorb) join us for our reread of A Storm of Swords, specifically chapters 27 (Jon III) and 28 (Dany III).
Notes: The mentioned Ice and Fire Con Facebook group. We lost the end of the Jon recap and the full Dany recap due to technical difficulties, as noted the episode contains our second record of that portion. We are having Jason Walden from FFG on the next episode, let us know any questions you may have for him.
Episode 188 for the week of January 10, 2016 in which the four podcast hosts reunite for the new year amidst exciting times to continue our reread of A Storm of Swords, specifically chapters 25 (Bran II) and 26 (Davos III). After much discussion, we finally put to to rest the obvious identity of the Knight of the Laughing Tree.
Notes: This episode was salvaged from several episodes, apologies for the sound quality and late released. The George post discussed early in the episode is at his notablog. Tickets are still on sale and rooms are available for Ice and Fire Con 2016.
Season’s Greetings from the APOIAF crew! We are collecting ASOIAF Christmas filks for our yearly tradition. For now, enjoy the highlights from the past years:
Episode 187 for the week of November 22nd, 2015, in which we return to The Sworn Sword, the second Hedge Knight story, for a spoiler filled discussion. We start with reviews of the recently released A Knight of Seven Kingdoms and the A Game of Thrones Colouring Book. We are joined midway through by VOK podcasters Amberrocks, Witless Chum, and Varley.
Notes: Mimi’s Telltale Knight essay from A Flight of Sorrows. We are taking Christmas Filk submissions in our forums, check out last year’s episode. We also reviewed MP3 skype recorder. Jason Walden, FFG Game producer, is returning for an episode in the new year: send us your questions!
“Who do you think will win the Battles of Meereen and Winterfell, and why?”
“Is Ser Meryn Trant part of Varys’s plan? He always seems to be on guard when something goes wrong or Varys’s plans spring into action.”
“Is A Song of Ice and Fire ultimately an analogy to climate change?”
“Who would win in a fight between Bronn and the Hound?”
“Does Varys know that Sansa is in the Vale? He keeps a close eye on Littlefinger and knew of his desire for Sansa.”
These are just a sampling of the 180 questions that the justices of the Supreme Court of Westeros convene to address and definitively answer. Using their intimate expertise of both A Song of Ice and Fire, specifically, and George R.R. Martin, generally, from their years of writing, studying, reporting on, and podcasting about the phenomenon that is Game of Thrones and its source books, they are able to provide an analysis that is always penetrating and occasionally irreverent.
Who, exactly, are the judges? Amin Javadi is a co-founder and -host of A Podcast of Ice and Fire, the longest-running (and award-winning) podcast devoted to all things Ice and Fire. Stefan Sasse is an essayist at the venerable Tower of the Hand, co-host of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour, and the purveyor of The Nerdstream Era, where the Supreme Court of Westeros goes into session every week. Both are contributors to the two Tower of the Hand ebook anthologies, A Flight of Sorrows and A Hymn for Spring, providing some of the strongest sections of each.
Joining them are a cavalcade of guest judges, ranging from such big-name celebrities in the Song of Ice and Fire fandom as Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson (authors of The World of Ice and Fire alongside George Martin himself) to a large variety of readers and fans from the various forums and communities from around the Westeros web.
Looking to reconsider your theories of what is happening in Martin’s sprawling story or, even, to stumble across your new favorite crack-pot theory? Look no further – The Supreme Court of Westeros (Volume 1) will be the perfect companion in your wait for the next novel, short story, or television season.
Episode 186 for the week of October 26th, 2015. We are joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave podcasters and returning guest hosts Bina007 and FTWard. We cover chapters 23 (Arya IV) and 24 (Daenerys II) of A Storm of Swords.