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Episode 144: Oathkeeper

Episode 144 for the week of April 27th, in which we review the fourth episode in the fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. We are joined by the Chucker of Axes, Fire and Blood from Winter is Coming. We discuss, yet again, the impending question every book reader watching the HBO series must ask themselves.

Notes:  Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. Some of the twitter hashtags coined this episode include Get Fabio on Game of Thrones, Save Hodor, and Get Dr. Bashir on Game of Thrones.

 

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Episode 143: Breaker of Chains

Episode 143 for the week of April 20th, in which we review the third episode in the fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. We are joined by Katie (Lady Griffin) and Michael (Mordion). We cover the elephant in the sept, coin Jon/Viper, and speculate on Tywin’s sex talk.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. As of April 23rd, we have a bunch of listeners attending Ice and Fire Con 2014 along with 2 podcast hosts: one more full weekend ticket remains available.

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Episode 142: The Lion and the Rose

Episode 142 for the week of April 13th, in which we review the second episode in the fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. We are joined by Michal (Inkasrain) during the course of the episode.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. As of April 16th, we have a growing list of listeners attending Ice and Fire Con 2014 along with 2 podcast hosts: one more full weekend ticket has opened up right now off the waiting list.

Draw by Vaarsuvius

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Episode 141: Two Swords

Episode 141 for the week of April 6th, in which we review the first episode in the fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. During  the aftershow, we reveal some very exciting podcast news related to San Diego Comic-Con. We also chat with a popular Vassals of Kingsgrave host.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series.If you could potentially host a couple of APOIAF hosts while they attend Comic-Con, please let us know. As noted, past guest host Steven Attewell’s Race for the Iron Throne ebook is now available for sale, covering A Game of Thrones.

APOIAF Hosts – by Vaarsuvius

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Episode 140: Anniversary

Episode 140 for the Week of March 30th, in which we cover chapters 62 (Tyrion XIV) and 63 (Sansa VII) of A Clash of Kings. We celebrate the 6 year anniversary of our podcast, covering some of the feedback and statistics generated by our podcast survey in the after-show.

Notes: Most of the statistics and feedback for this episode are available here.

Chapter 62 – Tyrion XIV (artist: zeyik)
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Chapter 63 – Sansa VII (artist: Jenn Rose)
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Episode 139: Wildfire

Episode 139 for the Week of March 23rd, in which we are joined by guest host Trisha Hershberger from Sourcefed and SourcefedNerd. We cover chapters 59 (Davos III) and 60 (Tyrion XIII) of A Clash of Kings.

Chapter 59 – Davos III (artist: jesicka309)
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Chapter 60 – Tyrion XIII (artist: zeyik)
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Episode 138: Quintet

Episode 138 for the week of March 23rd, in which we are joined by the fifth and final VOK curator, Glen (Dagos_Rivers). We cover chapter 61 (Sansa VI) of A Clash of Kings.

Chapter 61 – Sansa VI (artist: jesicka309)
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Episode 137: A New Momo

Episode 137 for the week of March 23rd, in which we cover chapters 57 (Theon V) and 58 (Sansa V) of A Clash of Kings.

Chapter 57 – Theon V (artist: jesicka309)
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Chapter 58 – Sansa V (artist: PieWhoWasPromised)
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A Hymn for Spring Revealed

TOWER OF THE HAND
A Hymn for Spring Revealed
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Tower of the Hand: A Hymn for Spring is a little over two months away, so we figured we’d better start divulging all its secrets to help while away this final stretch. And what better way to kick things off than by revealing the book’s complete lineup and cover art?

Here we go:

“Machiavellianism for a Purpose” – Steven Attewell, founder of Race for the Iron Throne
The logic of revolution applied to rulers, reformers, and “noble fools”

“What Does the Fox Say?” – Marc N. Kleinhenz, editor
The role of House Florent in the southron war against the Others

“It Is Known: Words Are Wind” – Amin Javadi, co-host of A Podcast of Ice and Fire
How cultures of Ice and Fire and Martin’s personality are revealed through their repetitious sayings

“Westeros Side Story” – John Jasmin, co-founder of Tower of the Hand
How the Lannisters and Starks are this generation’s Jets and Sharks

“House of Thrones, Game of Cards” – Mimi Hoshut, co-host of A Podcast of Ice and Fire
The political paralleling of George Martin: Aegon as Lincoln, Robert as Kennedy, and Cersei as Bush

“Corn Code: The Cipher That Predicts Death” – Jeff Hartline, founder of Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire
The book within the books you should be reading

“The Walking Dead” – Alexander Smith, co-founder of Tower of the Hand
Why Gregor Clegane, Benjen Stark, and the other Reborns will be the ultimate victors of the game of thrones

“Gaming the Game of Thrones” – Aram Lecis, editor-in-chief of TotalPlayStation
How the Song of Ice and Fire videogames are the truest expression yet of Martin’s original vision

“The Patriarchs of Westeros” – Stefan Sasse, essayist at Tower of the Hand and co-host of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour
Examining the toll the great lords exact from their families, their smallfolk, and from progress

A Hymn for Spring goes on sale on June 19th, exclusively at Amazon, for $6.99. A print edition will follow shortly thereafter.

A Hymn for Spring – Official Cover Art – click to enter the contest to win a free copy of the book

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Episode 136: The K and the Grey

Episode 136 for the week of March 2nd, in which we continue the longest running reread of A Clash of Kings, covering chapter 55 (Tyrion XII) and chapter 56 (Catelyn VII). We are joined by Elena (Lady Grey), one of the main writers and singers in our APOIAF Christmas Filks episodes.

Notes: Despite what was said, any comment made on any of our 2014 podcast episodes (deadline is Season 4, Episode 1) will qualify for the (US only) free Game of Thrones t-shirt contest sponsored by T-shirts.com. In other news, let us know if you are confirmed to be attending Ice and Fire Con 2014 or Anime North 2014.

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Episode 135: The Patriarchs of Westeros

Episode 135 for the week of February 16th, in which VOK guest hosts Katie and Michal fill in to help host Stefan Sasse, co-host of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour, Lord of the Nerdstream Era, and author of It is Known: Season 3 Deconstructed. We discuss one of Stefan’s upcoming contributions to Tower of the Hand: A Hymn for Spring, specifically his essay The Patriarchs of Westeros: Examining the toll the great lords exact from their families, their smallfolk, and from progress. We also cover chapters 52 (Jon VI) and 54 (Jon VII) of A Clash of Kings.

Notes: Stefan’s essay is currently available at Amazon, as it is included as part of Remy Verhoeve’s Waiting for Winter: Re-Reading A Clash of Kings, published by Blue Buddha Media. The eagle video can be found on youtube. In other news, Ashley‘s computer has been repaired: she and the other hosts will be returning in full force in March.

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Episode 134: FFG A Game of Thrones Card Game Interview

Episode 134 for the week of February 16th, in which we interview Damon Stone (Game Designer) from Fantasy Flight Games (FFG). We chat about FFG’s A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, as well as ASOIAF and other geeky topics.

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. The rules for the card game can be found at FFG’s online tutorial, including video instructions.

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Episode 133: Valentine’s Day in Westeros

Episode 133 for the week of February 9th, in which the gentlemen record a thematic episode for Valentine’s Day. We are joined by Duncan (Valkyrist), one of the curators from Vassals of Kingsgrave, the Australian branch. We cover chapter 53 (Sansa IV) of A Clash of Kings, and now wait to receive further listener inspired artwork.

Notes:

Speaking of fan art: Valentine’s Day by Vaarsuvius

House Manwoody in Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones

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Episode 132: Morning Edition

Episode 132 for the week of January 26th, in which we are joined by long timer listener Nadine (Erinyes) from the United Kingdom branch of the House Manwoody fandom. We cover chapters 50 (Tyrion XI) and 51 (Theon IV) of A Clash of Kings.

Notes: Sorry for the poor audio quality in this episode.

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Episode 131: The House of the Undying

Episode 131 for the week of Jan 19th, in which the Queen and her Hand are joined by recurring guest hosts Michal and Katie of Bastards of Kingsgrave and Vassals of Kingsgrave fame. We cover chapter 49 (Dany IV) of A Clash of Kings, specifically The House of the Undying.

The House of the Undying – (artist: zeyik) A Clash of Kings Drawing Project, Podcast of Ice and Fire

 

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