Game of Thrones

GAME OF THRONES is Bald Move's officially unofficial podcast for HBO's Game of Thrones series


Intro


Game of Thrones – New Game of Thrones podcast!
Hey there! A.Ron here. I bet you're wondering, "Where's the Night's Watch?" Well, I have good news, and bad news. The bad news is that the Night's Watch is kaput, dead, donezo. The good news is that Jim, who you may know as my co-host for Breaking Good, Watching Dead, Mad Men, etc will be joining me for a new Game of Thrones podcast on Bald Move! Jim is a book virgin, so I'll be keeping the format largely the same. While we will remain a show-first podcast, we will still be talking about book spoilers and popular book theories in our spoiler section after our show music is over.

We have a few other exciting changes! First off, we'll be adding a bonus "Instant Take" podcast that we will record immediately after Game of Thrones airs on HBO, and have it out within the hour after the show. Our full length podcast with scene by scene recap, listener email, and spoiler analysis will be coming out on Tuesday, just like before. We'll also be adding some video coverage, but I don't have a lot of information on that format yet so I'll just leave that as a tease.

One more piece of good news… I'll be working to re-upload the old Night's Watch podcast to a new site with a new feed. I have a bit of technical work to do, and I have to edit the audio to remove Bald Move sponsorship information and other tidbits here and there, which with over 30 podcasts will take a good deal of effort. But hopefully we'll have a full archive for the Night's Watch for your enjoyment up and accessible as soon as possible.

New show! New logo! New host! More shows! Similar content! If you liked the Night's Watch, I hope you give our new show a shot, because I bet you'll love it.


Season 1


Game of Thrones – 101 – Winter is Coming
And now our Watch begins. Jim and I start the process of backfilling our Game of Thrones Podcast catalog by revisiting the series premiere, episode 101, "Winter is Coming". If you're new to the series, don't fear, we don't spoil anything for future episodes, but we do have a Spoiler section at the end of our podcast for people who want to stick around and talk about the show in the broader context of having seen all six seasons or read all of the available books. Our SpoiLore section begins at the 00:59:40 mark.

Game of Thrones – 102 – “The Kingsroad”
Jim and A.Ron go back and re-watch episode 102 of HBO's Game of Thrones, entitled "The Kingsroad". Don't fear spoilers if you're a new listener, we do our best to contain any such advance knowledge to our SpoiLore section, which for you worldly people that have seen and read it all before, begins at the 00:58:20 mark!

Game of Thrones – 103 – Lord Snow
Jim and A.Ron re-watch episode 103 of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Lord Snow". Tyrion p*ss*s off the edge of The Wall, Catelyn defies anyone to call her a "Back Alley Sally", Ned doesn't play around with stage choking, and Viserys gets whipped. What's there not to like?

Warning! The link I am about to reference is a massive spoiler for season six, and no one who isn't caught up should view it. But everyone else should definitely view it, so we can move on with our lives.

Game of Thrones – 104 – Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things
A.Ron and Jim continue their re-watch with episode 104 of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Bastards, Cripples, and Broken Things". If you're new to Game of Thrones, enjoy our spoiler free episode discussion and recap, but if you're a hard bitten, winter ready veteran of the Game, feel free to skip to 01:23:50 for our spoiler filled discussion of the episode as it fits into the over all series, including spoilers from the books!

Game of Thrones – 105 – The Wolf and the Lion
Jim and A.Ron continue their re-watch of season one of HBO's Game of Thrones series, focusing on episode 105, "The Wolf and the Lion". Tyrion gets a room with a view, Catelyn regrets some recent life choices, Robert and Ned have a falling out, and Ned used to be an adventurer like you, and then… well, you know.

Game of Thrones – 106 – A Golden Crown
Jim and A.Ron are on vacation this week, and yet the spice must flow. We have a complete recap and review of Game of Thrones episode 106, 'A Golden Crown', as well as tons of feed back on same, coming right your way!

Game of Thrones – 107 – You Win or You Die
Jim and A.Ron are thrilled to be back for a sneaky good episode 107 of HBO's Game of Thrones, "You Win or You Die". Featuring the impressive debut of Daddy Lannister, a thrilling inspirational (before it gets scary) speech by Drogo, and more scheming, machinations, and back stabbing than you can shake a bundle of rushes at. Classic Game of Thrones, basically. All that, plus super-sized mailbags of both the unspoiled and spoiler variety, coming your way.

Game of Thrones – 108 – The Pointy End
Jim and A.Ron continue their re-watch of season one of HBO's Game of Thrones series, with episode 108, "The Pointy End". Another incredible early season episode, action packed with two epic fight scenes, direwolf savagery, zombie killings, Lannister wheeling and dealing, and intrigues and treachery galore. All this, and a ton of feedback, plus our customary spoiler section at the end where we talk about lore, character motivations, foreshadowing, and the rare continuity problem or two.

Game of Thrones – 109 – Baelor
Jim and A.Ron review a shocking episode 109 of HBO's Game of Thrones series, "Baelor". Things are going surprisingly well for Robb in his campaign to meet the Lannister forces in battle, surprisingly bad for Dany and Drogo over in Essos, and in King's Landing? Well, all I can say is never hand a 15 year old boy-king an open mic.

Timecode for the SpoiLore section if you want to skip right to that part: 01:13:50

Game of Thrones – 110 – Fire and Blood
Welcome to our coverage of the final episode of HBO's Game of Thrones series, "Fire and Blood". This episode provides a bit of both substances. We talk about the surprising success of Dany's little ritual, a shockingly spry Grand Maester, the promise of an epic ranging of the Night's Watch, and Robb being proclaimed DA KING IN DA NORFFF!! by his loyal bannermen. Not to mention tons of feedback, and our spoiler section safely tucked at the end of our podcast to avoid the ruination of future episodes for the first time fans. Please enjoy, and be back here for our final Game of Thrones podcast for 2016, the season one wrap-up.

Game of Thrones – Season 1 Wrapup
Jim and A.Ron are back with a final sign off for Game of Thrones for 2016, wrapping up our season one coverage with a comparison from season one to G.R.R.M.'s A Game of Thrones novel, and tons of listener feedback. But we aren't going into hibernation, no no no. If you have enjoyed our Game of Thrones coverage at Bald Move, please consider following some of our other shows such as our coverage of Westworld (coming soon!), Mr. Robot, Halt and Catch Fire, American Horror Story, or The Walking Dead to tide you over until next year!

Spoiler section starts at 01:01:06 this week! A.Ron mentioned an intriguing long form fan theory of "Sansa and the Giants", which you can read at the blog "Mythological Weave of Ice & Fire".


Season 2


Game of Thrones – 201 – The North Remembers
And now our (re)watch begins with "The North Remembers", the season two premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones series. We'll be working our way through the entire second season, the first half of the episode is entirely spoiler free for first time viewers, then we'll have a mini-SpoiLore section after we play the end of pod theme music for people who are caught up on the books / show. In this episode we're appreciating Tyrion's swagger, Sansa's strength, Robb's toughness, and Jon's girlish good looks. We'll have more every Tuesday over the next ten weeks, so settle in for a long trip down GoT memory lane!

Game of Thrones – 202 – The Night Lands
A.Ron and Jim continue their re-watch of season two of HBO's Game of Thrones with "The Night Lands". On this podcast, we discuss the opposite of a headless horsemen, Tyrion's tragic flaws, Theon's ignorance of his personal history and that of his people, the Iron Islanders, and the moral quandary of the Night's Watch. Also, A.Ron apologizes for muffing up the White Raven lore from the previous podcast. All this and tons of feedback coming your way! If you want to check out that Varys theory I mention in the SpoiLore section of the podcat, check out our Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure.

Game of Thrones – 203 – What is Dead May Never Die
Jim and A.Ron continue their re-watch campaign of HBO's Game of Thrones with "What is Dead May Never Die". There is some really strong stuff in here; Tyrion's canary trap for the Small Council, the heroic and badass last stand of Yoren, the introduction of two fantastic new characters in the forms of Brienne of Tarth and Margary Tyrell. But there is also some less fun stuff; like anything to do with Shae. But all in all a great episode despite not featuring Dany or Robb. All this discussion, plus a healthy heaping of feedback ahead!

Game of Thrones – 204 – Garden of Bones
Jim and A.Ron re-watch episode 204 of HBO's Game of Thrones series, "Garden of Bones", and mine a rich vein of almost forgotten Peak Tyrion. We also got gummed up with a clumsy arrival of Daenerys at the great city of Qarth, and Jim can't take Lancel seriously, and we're both really bummed out about the arrival of this season's re-cast "Mountain", but the arrival of the fantastic Papa Lannister single-handedly makes up for all of it. Another great season 2 episode, is what we're saying, and we have some terrific feedback to go along with it. We also talk spoilers at the very end, so if you haven't caught up with the latest on the show or books you might want to skip that. Need to catch up? Here's a Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure!

Game of Thrones – 205 – The Ghost of Harrenhal
Jim and A.Ron re-watched Game of Thrones episode "The Ghost of Harrenhal", break it's neck, and throw it off a parapet. Just kidding, but we do bite into it like Jaqen into an apple. We discuss tortured metaphors, Brienne's rushing into commitments, Stannis' reluctance to face The Truth, and Arya's fun and exciting new friends at Harrenhal. All this and a bunch of interesting feedback, and a lore and history packed SpoiLore section! By the way, we have an archive of Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure, in case you want to read up on more in depth theories and analysis.

Game of Thrones – 206 – The Old Gods and the New
The realm is apparently unsafe for those beloved to Theon and A.Ron this week as we discuss the treachery of Theon sacking Winterfell, the role A.Ron had in the death of Roy Dotrice (94), along with everything else that this decidedly good episode of Game of Thrones had to offer.

Game of Thrones – 207 – A Man Without Honor
Jim and A.Ron consider "A Man Without Honor", the latest season two episode on our re-watch of HBO's Game of Thrones. This episode is about revealing the true characters of people like Jamie, Cersei, Tyrion, Tywin, Shae, Sansa, and Robb, and the thing you take away is that these are all people, multifaceted, conflicting, contradictory, but in a way that feels human and real. And Dany, is you know… looking for her dragons. We also discuss show spoilers at the very end of the podcast, as usual. If you'd like to hear more, you can consult our Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure!

Game of Thrones – 208 – The Prince of Winterfell
Jim and A.Ron's rewatch of HBO's Game of Thrones continues with "The Prince of Winterfell". We're really feeling the tension as the countdown to the invasion of Stannis approaches zero. Also, Robb commits political suicide, the Halfhand recruits Jon for a dangerous mission, and Arya tries to escape Harrenhal before it's too late. All this plus feedback, and at the end of the podcast our SpoiLore section where we delve deeper into the history and lore of Westeros. Need to catch up? Here's a Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure.

Game of Thrones – 209 – Blackwater
Jim and A.Ron are nearing the finish line of their retro-re-watch of Game of Thrones season two. This week is one of the all time great episodes, "Blackwater". There aren't many heroes or villains in this one, just brave men fighting each other in desperate and bloody fashion. Great action, but even greater character moments for Sansa, Cersei, Tyrion, and the Hound. We have a lot of fun gushing over this episode, then we bat clean up with feedback and our SpoiLore section at the very end of the podcast. Speaking of SpoiLore section; need to catch up? Here's a Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure

Game of Thrones – 210 – Valar Morghulis
Jim and A.Ron finish our retrospective re-watch of season two of HBO's Game of Thrones with the finale, "Valar Morghulis". It's a typical GoT finale, in that it does a great job of setting up the next season as something you can barely wait to arrive. Arya could start super assassin training! The White Walkers are marching on the Night's Watch! Dany's dragons can spit fire! We talk about these topics and a ton of last minute feedback before signing off with some spoilers for season 2 as well as debating a few lingering season 7 stuff in the secluded SpoiLore section. See you next year! Speaking of SpoiLore, if you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip that part. If you love that stuff and want to catch up, there is a Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure.


Season 3


Game of Thrones – Season Three Preview!
We're back to ambush your podcast feeds with a summer re-watch of HBO's Game of Thrones season three! If you've seen the show, you know this is a red banner year for the series with tons of the twists and tragedies we've come to expect. And if this is your first time through, relax! We'll be doing our level best to keep all spoilers for future episodes and seasons confined to the very end of the podcast where you can easily skip them. For this, our season three kick off, please enjoy the live podcast we taped in front of an audience at the awesome Con of Thrones from Dallas this year.

Game of Thrones – 301 – Valar Dohaeris
Game of Thrones – 301 – Valar Dohaeris – LIVE RECORDING
Jim and A.Ron are back for the summer re-watch of HBO's Game of Thrones season 3. Might as well start at the beginning, with episode 301, "Valar Dohaeris". Daddy's back in town, which is an interesting dynamic which finds Tyrion and Cersei trying to find their place, Margaery attempts to win over the peoples' hearts and minds, Jon sells his role as double agent, and Dany struggles with the morality of liberating a continent using slave labor. All this, plus lots of feedback!

Game of Thrones – 302 – Dark Wings, Dark Words – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 302 – “Dark Wings, Dark Words”
Jim and A.Ron do a retrospective review of HBO's Game of Thrones episode, "Dark Wings, Dark Words", same format, we first do a non-spoiler review then get in depth and spoilery at the end of the podcast. We discuss the Reed children who make their first appearance this episode, analyze Shae and Tyrion's relationship, fear for Margaery's life as she tries to dance around the psychotic Joffrey, and catch up with Arya, Jaime, Brienne, and Robb. Thanks for all the great participation this week! Next week we'll be dealing with an abbreviated mailbag due to our travel plans, but that just means a super sized feedback the week after!

Game of Thrones – 303 – Walk of Punishment – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 303 – Walk of Punishment
Jim and A.Ron take in the episode "Walk of Punishment" of the third season of HBO's Game of Thrones. Dany struggles to find a moral middle ground as she strikes a bargain for a massive slave army, Robb struggles with his command, Theon gets a glimmer of hope, Jaime is taught a harsh truth about the value of his family name.

Game of Thrones – 304 – And Now His Watch Is Ended – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 304 – And Now His Watch Is Ended
We really enjoyed "And Now His Watch Is Ended", the latest episode in our summer rewatch of HBO's Game of Thrones series. Packed with intellectually satisfying intrigue, as well as one of the more satisfying action scenes in Thrones history, it has something for just about everyone. We ponder the comeuppance of Tywin's children, the finer points of contract law in Essos, and the altruism of the Tyrells. Plus, a super sized mailbag and the promise of another next week!

Game of Thrones – 305 – Kissed by Fire – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 305 – Kissed by Fire
Lots of things get "Kissed by Fire" in this episode of HBO's Game of Thrones. The Hound. Jon Snow. Leslie's Rose. But in all seriousness there is so much good packed into this hour of Thrones; Robb beheading an important bannerman in the pouring rain; Jaime venting a lifetime of frustration and regret upon an unsuspecting Brienne; Tywin managing to bitterly disappoint both of the children he has in his presence; and Dany looking more and more like the Conquerer that she thinks she's destined to be. Join us for a lengthy discussion of all of this and more, and just a metric ton of feedback from your fellow fans.

Game of Thrones – 306 – The Climb – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 306 – The Climb
We're back with another terrific season three episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Climb". Of course the title refers to the Wildlings' epic climb of The Wall, but also Littlefinger's unhinged speech about chaos delivered to a shell shocked Varys. Both are amazing in their way, as is Lady Olena and Lord Tywin's political duel in the Hand's chambers. We discuss all this plus tons of fan commentary and questions!

Game of Thrones – 307 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 307 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair
On this week's episode of our summer Game of Thrones rewatch, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair", Brienne picks on someone her own size, Joffery tries talking politics with his grandpa, Robb YOLOs his way through a fraught political position to buy some extra time to consort with his queen, and Sansa and Tyrion lament their respective fates. For feedback we discuss the relative intelligence of wights, debate the apparent height of the Wall, and consider people's pet theories on what things will look like post series-finale of Thrones.

Game of Thrones – 308 – Second Sons – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 308 – Second Sons
Jim and A.Ron consider the latest episode in our summer re-watch of season three of HBO's Game of Thrones. "Second Sons" features the second happiest wedding we've ever seen on Westeros (which is damning with non-existent praise), Arya swinging from utter despair to something approaching optimism in her captivity with the Hound (the sweet, summer child), as newcomer Daario Naharis steals into Dany's camp attempts to steal Dany's heart. We discuss all this and more!

Game of Thrones – 309 – The Rains of Castamere
Game of Thrones – 309 – The Rains of Castamere – LIVE RECORDING
This week we have the pleasure of talking about one of the best, and most gut wrenching episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Rains of Castamere". The Lannisters score a decisive victory against the Starks in surprising and brutal fashion. Particularly rough is Arya, who is forced to witness the destruction of her family when she was oh so close to being reunited with them. Over in Essos, Dany provides a lone bright point as her captains' valor and her reputation as Breaker of Chains lays the slave city of Yunkai at her feet.

Game of Thrones – 310 – Mhysa
Game of Thrones – 310 – Mhysa – LIVE RECORDING
And just like that, we put HBO's Game of Thrones season three into the Bald Move history books. Again. "Mhysa" is an excellent way to wrap up the season and set the table for season four, as we get great work out of all our star-crossed lovers; Tyrion, Shae, Sansa, Jon, and Ygritte. Arya has some fine work servicing the fan's desire to see her be the terrifying little murder beast we know she can be while simultaneously making us feel really, really bad for her lot in life. Ramsay might be a total and complete bastard, but he does know how to work a pork sausage to get some laughs in an other wise pitch black scene. Finally, Dany attempts to end her season three arc on a note of triumph, but is hampered by the racial tone deafness of the show runners.


Season 4


Game of Thrones – Season Four Preview
We're back! Sort of… A.Ron and Jim take the reins of Bald Move's Game of Thrones coverage. In this preview episode, we talk briefly about what happened with the Night's Watch, Jim's Game of Thrones bonefides, what we're excited for this season, listener feedback, and a hefty spoilers section, including the first "Tinfoil Conspiracy Theory" for book lovers and adventurous fans! Please let us know how we're doing!

Game of Thrones – 401 – Two Swords – Instant Cast
What a great way to open the season! Find out Jim and A.Ron's first impressions of Prince Oberyn, the new and improved(?) Daario, and the increasingly entertaining and satisfying Arya and the Hound roadshow. Stay tuned, we'll be back Tuesday with full coverage including a scene by scene breakdown along with lots of your feedback!

Game of Thrones – 401 – Two Swords
Join A.Ron and Jim as we recap the action from the season four premier of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Two Swords". We discuss Jaime's cold reception by Tywin, Cersei and Joffrey, Tyrion caught in the sorriest love triangle of all time, the impressive introduction of Prince Oberyn, the less than impressive introduction of Daario 2.0, and Arya and the Hound kicking ass and crossing names off her list. All this, plus your quality feedback, and our "Spoilers beyond the Wall (of music)" section where I talk at length about another tinfoil theory out of Westeros!

Game of Thrones – 402 – The Lion and the Rose – Instant Take
Here our "Instant Take" for an action packed episode of "The Lion and the Rose"! Join us Tuesday evening for our full length podcast!

Game of Thrones – 402 – The Lion and the Rose
Jim and A.Ron are back with their thoughts on a jaw dropping episode two of season four, "The Lion and The Rose"! Join as as we discuss dry pies, duels both verbal and edged, and the Westerosi wedding everyone has been talking about. All this, plus your feedback, and A.Ron's spoiler section safely tucked behind a protective wall of theme music.

Game of Thrones – 403 – Breaker of Chains – Instant Take
Catch Jim and A.Ron's instant take for tonight's episode of Game of Thrones, "Breaker of Chains"!

Game of Thrones – 403 – Breaker of Chains
In tonight's podcast, covering episode 403 of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Breaker of Chains", we talk about Pete's ship, more Westeros CSI, the biggest shit in the seven kingdoms, Tywin's version of sex ed, and, unfortunately, rape. Lot's of controversy about that, find out what we think about the scene and it's implications for Jaime and Cersei, plus lots of your feedback, and our custom spoiler section posted beyond The Wall o' sound!

Game of Thrones – 404 – Oathkeeper – Instant Take
Jim breaks down episode 404 of HBO's Game of Thrones entitled, "Oathkeeper" with a breathless A.Ron! For once the two meet on the field of podcast evenly matched with book knowledge, namely; none. We always thought it would be a few more seasons before the Double D's got to scoop G.R.R.M., but damn, guess not. Join us Tuesday for our full coverage and what is sure to be a lively spoiler section!

Game of Thrones – 404 – Oathkeeper
Jim and A.Ron are back to discuss episode 404 of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Oathkeeper". We talk about the charming bunch at Crastor's Keep, what to do about our views of Jaime, Jim's bloodlust not being slaked, and Maggs "The Ninja" Tyrell evasion skills.

Game of Thrones – 405 – First of His Name – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron discuss an incredibly dense episode of Game of Thrones. Catch our instant take here, and stay tuned for our full coverage of episode 405, "First of His Name" on Tuesday!

Game of Thrones – 405 – First of His Name
Thanks for checking out our latest Game of Thrones podcast, covering episode 405, "First of His Name"! In it we discuss Littlefinger's rise, who'll be the next to exit via Moon door, no Hodors barred street fighting, and the best Hibachi chef of Gin Alley. All this, plus a TON of your feedback, and a healthy spoiler section.

Game of Thrones – 406 – The Laws of Gods and Men – Instant Take
In this podcast, reflecting our Instant Take for Game of Thrones episode 406, "Laws of Gods and Men", Jim and I were blown away by the mighty CGI dragons and the quiet rage of Tyrion Lannister. And that's to say nothing of the goings on at the Dreadfort, which has managed to make us interested in the Boltons, the Ironborn, and Reek once again. Come back Tuesday for our full cast, and in the mean time drop us a line and tell us what you thought!

Game of Thrones – 406 – The Laws of Gods and Men
Sheep on fire! Reeks in cages! Credit applications! Courtroom politics! You'd think some of these things would be more boring than the others, but that is NOT the case when those things go down Game of Thrones style. Join us for a discussion of the latest episode, number 406, "The Laws of Gods and Men" as we talk about all this, your awesome feedback, AND our latest spoiler section, safely tucked away after our closing theme music.

Game of Thrones – 407 – Mockingbird – Instant Take
Instant take for Game of Thrones episode 407, "Mockingbird"! Our full recap and discussion will be out Tuesday, read below if you'd like to send us a raven with your thoughts!

Game of Thrones – 407 – Mockingbird
Welcome to our coverage of Game of Thrones episode 407, "Mockingbird!" We talk about creepy uncle Petyr, our semi-disappointment in The Mountain 3.0, and the Most Interesting Man in Westeros. All this, plus your feedback, and our patent-pending spoiler section!

Game of Thrones – 408 – The Mountain and the Viper – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron try to collect themselves after witnessing the events of the latest episode of Game of Thrones, "The Mountain and the Viper". What did we think? What did YOU think? Tell us and we'll consider it for our full podcast on Tuesday!

Game of Thrones – 408 – The Mountain and the Viper
Game of Thrones delivers another gut punch to Westerosi fans everywhere this week… how did Jim and A.Ron react? Find out this, and much more as we ponder the sexual equipment and proclivities of castrated slave soldiers, rank the creepiness factor of Littlefinger's latest gambit, the pros and cons of banishing royal advisers, and… oh yeah, some brief discussion of routine, run of the mill, ho hum fight scene. All this, plus your comments, and our spoiler section with yet another installment of Tin Foil Theories.

Game of Thrones – 409 – The Watchers on the Wall – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron discuss a surprisingly low key "epic" episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, namely, "The Watchers on the Wall". Who lived, who died, and more importantly, did any of it matter? Find out what we thought, then send us what YOU think, we'll discuss it on Tuesday.

Game of Thrones – 409 – The Watchers on the Wall
Jim and A.Ron talk about all the things they liked, and a few things they didn't, about Game of Thrones episode 409, "The Watchers on the Wall". We discuss just the tips, guyliner, various ways to assault a 700 foot wall, badasses with meat cleavers, and much more. All this, plus your feedback, and our spoiler section with a new "tinfoil theory" of the week!

Game of Thrones – 410 – The Children – Instant Take
A.Ron and Jim give their instant opinions on episode 410, "The Children", the season 4 finale of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones – 410 – The Children
Jim and A.Ron go all out talking about the season 4 finale of Game of Thrones, episode 410, "The Children". In what turned out to be a behemoth, two and a half hour extravaganza, they boys discuss the merits of mounted cavalry versus untrained foot soldiers, whether the tree cave was more LotRy or Fraggle Rocky, who had Arya's best interests at heart, what's worse; a punch to the nuts or a savage kick to the vagoo, and finally, just how Effed in the Bee is Westeros at the close of this season? All this, plus a ton of feedback, and A.Ron tries to talk book readers off their ledge in the spoiler section. Don't forget, we come back next week for an epic season four wrap up cast! Have something you still need to get off your chest, send it in!

Game of Thrones – Season Four Wrap Up
And now the end is here, as Jim and A.Ron sign off on a fantastic season of Game of Thrones with a season four extravaganza. We give our overall opinions on S4, talk about how it stacks up to previous seasons, wrap up some loose ends, do an in depth look at key differences between the books and the series in an effort to gain background information and a deeper appreciation of both, and consider listener feedback. Then A.Ron hosts a final spoiler segment, discussion previous tin foil theories as well as talking about casting and potential plot points for season five!


Season 5


Game of Thrones – Season Five Preview – No Spoiler Edition
Jim and A.Ron talk about their hopes, fears, and predictions for season five, as we go around Westeros and Essos recapping where our various heroes and villains are as we left them last season…
We discuss improvements and changes to our coverage this year, all of our favorite characters, how Jim feels as a non-book reader about the series leap frogging the books, and much more. Next week, the spoiler section! A.Ron will host a book reader support group for those facing the trauma of having the books spoiled by the show, discuss what the hell is going on with some of the changes and alterations that have been revealed thus far in trailers and print, and preview the video enhancement to the upcoming and totally revamped SpoiLore section!

Game of Thrones – 501i – “The Wars to Come” – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 501 – The Wars to Come – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron are loving the first episode of season five! They discuss dragons, drunken dwarves, woodland witches, near misses with Sansa, and much more. Tune in Tuesday for the full coverage cast!

Game of Thrones – 501 – “The Wars to Come” – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 501 – The Wars to Come
Game of Thrones got of to a fantastic start to season five with episode 501, "The Wars to Come"…
We discuss male member evasions, what the heck is going on with Missandei and Grey Worm, debate the Westerosi (and Essosian?) politics of foreign wars and cultural tolerance, ponder where Sansa, Jaime, and Brienne are all going, Cersei's prophecy, and the part Tyrion has to play in "The Wars to Come". This, as well as your feedback, and some debate on fandom's approach to deviations from accepted canon as well as the ethics and wisdom of binging on leaked episodes. All this and more, enjoy!

Game of Thrones – 502i – “The House of Black and White” – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 502 – The House of Black and White – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron discuss the latest Game of Thrones episode, 502 "The House of Black and White". A lot of interesting things for book readers and show watchers alike…
Jon becomes the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Brienne swears fealty to Lady Sansa, Arya takes up residence outside the aforementioned House, and Jaimie decides to pay a visit to his daughter in Dorne, where the Lannisters are none to popular… Rejoin us Tuesday for our full cast, where we'll try to see where all of this is going, and consider a bunch of your thoughts and feedback as well.

Game of Thrones – 502 – “The House of Black and White” – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 502 – The House of Black and White
We're back with another breakdown of HBO's Game of Thrones series, this time for episode 502, "The House of Black and White"…
We discuss awkward teenage dragons, how an Iron Coin based economy works, Brienne's thrilling rides through the woods of Hazard County, Jaime's two man Dornish invasion, Littlefinger's marriage proposal for Sansa, Jon's steadfast refusal to stand up and be the hero this series needs… but at least he got a nice promotion. All this plus tons of your great feedback, and hey! You can also save $50 bucks on a really awesome mattress by going to casper.com/got and using our exclusive Bald Move promo code, "GOT". See you spoiler type people back for the official SpoiLORE cast Friday!

Game of Thrones – LIVE RECORDING – 503i – “High Sparrow” Instant Take
Game of Thrones – 503 – High Sparrow – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron discuss their off the cuff observations and thoughts about the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, 503 entitled "High Sparrow".

Game of Thrones – 503 – “High Septon” – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 503 – High Sparrow
Jim and A.Ron consider the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "High Sparrow"…
We discuss our thoughts on the titular "High Sparrow", Janos Slynt getting his comeuppance, some fun Easter eggs sprinkled throughout the production, the mysterious goings on at The House of Black and White, Littlefinger's scheme involving wedding poor Sansa to yet another mortal enemy, and much more. All this and tons of your feedback. Don't forget, the SpoiLORE cast comes out Friday, so it's not too late to get those bookish takes and theories in!

Game of Thrones – 504 – “Sons of the Harpy” Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 504 – Sons of the Harpy – Instant Take
Find out what Jim and A.Ron thought of HBO's Game of Thrones episode 504, "Sons of the Harpy!" And be sure to tune back in Tuesday for our full coverage podcast with a scene by scene recap and tons of feedback.

Game of Thrones – 504 – “Sons of the Harpy” – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 504 – Sons of the Harpy
We're here not to mourn the potential dead, but to recap episode 504 of HBO's Game of Thrones television series, entitled "Sons of the Harpy". Okay, okay, we're also doing a bit of pre-mourning, too…
We discuss the final scene and the potential damage it does to the Unsullied's fighting reputation, what to make of all the Rhaegar talk going on, the Faith Militant's rampage, the further adventures of Jaime and Bronn, as well as the promising beginnings of the Tyrion and Jorah traveling road show. All this, tons of feedback, and don't forget, more to come. That's right, we'll have a full featured SpoiLORE podcast out on Friday to discuss the latest theories and speculation from a book reader perspective. See you then!

Game of Thrones – 505 – “Kill the Boy” – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 505 – Kill the Boy – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron discuss their off the cuff thoughts and opinions on the latest Game of Thrones episode, 505 entitled "Kill the Boy". Find out how Dany fails tech support, the Boltons and Baratheon's compare in the "stirring speeches to your children" departments, and how Dolorous Edd Meatloaf's newly minted Lord Commander Jon Snow. Full cast out Tuesday, tell us what you think!

Game of Thrones – 505 – “Kill the Boy” – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 505 – Kill the Boy
They discuss Stone Men, the parallel structure of Jon and Dany's "trust your gut" scenes, and they're very different outcomes, our new found appreciation for Stannis the Mannis, and if that spells his doom, Roose's far less heartwarming version of the classic Game of Thrones "you are my child" speech, and examine all the ways Winterfell is shaping up to be a battleground. All this and tons of your great feedback. We're not done yet, either… stay tuned for the SpoiLORE podcast coming out Friday afternoon. See you then!

Game of Thrones – 506 – “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 506 – Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron discuss their immediate thoughts and feelings on episode 506 of HBO's Game of Thrones series, entitled "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken". If you want to hear our full thoughts, tune in Tuesday for our full coverage podcast, until then, we want to hear yours! Send them in and we just might consider them on air. See you then!

Game of Thrones – 506 – “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 506 – Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
There is a lot to like about this episode; some real movement with Arya's plot that inspires a bit of awe and dread, some great quiet moments with Tyrion and Jorah, and some interesting moments of ham fisted court intrigue courtesy one Cersei Lannister. And then there's everything about Dorne. And, you know, Sansa. Hopefully, we, the show, and Sansa will all bounce back next week. Until then, enjoy the podcast and the feedback, and get ready for our SpoiLORE cast extravaganza coming out Friday. See you then!

Game of Thrones – 507 – “The Gift” – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 507 – The Gift – Instant Take
Find out A.Ron and Jim's instant, off the cuff thoughts and opinions on this week's episode of HBO's Game of Thrones entitled "The Gift". We'll be back Tuesday for our full coverage podcast with lots of your feedback! Talk to you then!

Game of Thrones – 507 – “The Gift” – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 507 – The Gift
We discuss Dany playing her personal game of "F@&%, Kill, Marry" with the citizen's of Meereen, the lack of enforcement on employment policies in minor league fighting pits, Sansa's latest reversal of fortunes, er, worsening of fortunes, anyway, the Sand Snakes school of seduction, Sam and Gilly's touching love story for the ages, and lots, lots more. All this and plenty of feedback, coming your way!

Game of Thrones – 508 – Hardhome – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 508 – Hardhome – Instant Take
Find out A.Ron and Jim’s instant, off the cuff thoughts and opinions on this week’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones entitled “Hardhome”. I can tell you right now we were so flabbergasted about the episode that we completely forgot to talk about Arya. When anything with Arya is the least interesting thing in a Game of Thrones episode, you know it's good. We’ll be back Tuesday for our full coverage podcast with lots of your feedback! Talk to you then!

Game of Thrones – 508 – Hardhome – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 508 – Hardhome
We discuss Arya's mission, Cersei's submission (or lack thereof), Ramsay's 20 man commando team o' doom, the surprise hit that is Dany and Tyrion non-traveling non-roadshow, what we can glean of White Walker culture from what very little we know, spend time meditating on the badassitude that is an angry giant, and A.Ron gets to engage in some rare future speculation since he has no idea what is going on anymore. All this, and your feedback, coming right at you. We'll be back Friday with the SpoiLORE edition for this podcast, see you then!

Game of Thrones – 509 – The Dance of Dragons – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 509 – The Dance of Dragons – Instant Take
Find out what Jim and A.Ron thought about tonight's penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season five, as they sit down to give their off the cuff thoughts and feelings. We're both still reeling from Shireengate, so that might color aspects of our review. Will a few days (and a few rewatches) give us a change of heart? You won't have to wait long to find out. We’ll be back Tuesday for our full coverage podcast with lots of your feedback! Talk to you then!

Game of Thrones – 509 – The Dance of Dragons – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 509 – The Dance of Dragons
A few days of reflection and a few more rewatches have not been any kinder to our memories of episode 509, entitled "The Dance of Dragons"… Arya's subplot was uncharacteristically flat and obvious, Stannis is no longer the Mannis, things in Meereen were thrilling and epic but suffered from a bit of execution (too soon?) problems, and Dorne… well, it's Dorne, which is an old Valyrian word for "crap". Hopefully next week we'll get a ray of sunshine as we finish of the series. Perhaps somebody will order a Code Red on Ramsay and his A Few Good Men? Or maybe Dany and Drogon will ride back in town, free the other two dragons, and Tyrion and a suddenly awesome Daario can take the skies together in a magical hour of fun and friendship! Either that, or characters we know and love will be brutalized before our eyes as we take emotional kick after emotional kick straight to the emotional crotch. Please sirs, can we have another?! Check back Friday for our SpoiLORE cast, were A.Ron will be moderating a debate consisting of "Stannis; the Monster that Betrayed Us All" versus "Stannis; We Probably Should Have Seen This Coming All Along".

Game of Thrones – 510 – Mother’s Mercy – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 510 – Mother’s Mercy – Instant Take
A.Ron and Jim have a lot to say about the season finale of Game of Thrones, episode 510, "Mother's Mercy". An episode that brought the boys around on a few plots, and featured cliffhangers stacked upon cliffhangers. We'll have much more to say on the full featured cast, coming out on Tuesday, and we'll also have a final SpoiLORE cast Friday. See you then!

Game of Thrones – 510 – Mother’s Mercy – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 510 – Mother’s Mercy
Jim and A.Ron weight the merits of the season five finale of HBO's Game of Thrones; episode 510 entitled "Mother's Mercy"… We discuss Arya's punishment for stealing from the Many Faced God, Jaime becoming a father, Stannis's last stand, Sansa and Theon's leap of faith, Dany's dealing with a rebellious Drogon, and the mutiny at the Wall. All this and tons of feedback — AND — this is not over yet. We'll be back Friday for the final SpoiLORE segment of the season, and next Tuesday for a season five wrap up, where we'll talk about the season overall, how it stacks up against the previous four, and our hopes, fears, and predictions for next year.

Game of Thrones – Season 5 Wrapup – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – Season 5 Wrapup
Jim and A.Ron wrap up their season five coverage with a little bit of reflection, some predictions and theories for next year, and a whole lot of email. Don't forget we'll be playing through Tell Tale's Game of Thrones video game, starting tonight at 7:30pm EST. You can watch live or later at your leisure, but you will have to be a Club member to view our play through. Otherwise, see you next season!


Season 6


Game of Thrones – Season Six Preview!
The latest season of HBO's Game of Thrones is nigh at hand, and thus we resume our "watch"! What does the show look like now that it is forced to carry on in absence of new books by creator George R.R. Martin? How will our spoiler section change and adapt? Where are all of our beloved characters as we left them, and what do we think will happen next? All these questions and many more are covered, and don't forget; we'll start our SpoiLore podcast this Friday with a special spoiler preview edition, where we'll speculate with in-depth book knowledge and cover casting clues and spoilers from the trailer. It's not too late to get feedback in for that one, so use the links below if you want to get in on the discussion!

Game of Thrones – 601 – The Red Woman – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 601 – The Red Woman – Instant Take
Lots of stuff to discuss in the season six premiere of Game of Thrones, "The Red Woman", and we try to touch on as much as we can to tide you over until our full coverage podcast out Tuesday. White hair, Dornish devastation, and Northern intrigue are the hot topics, but what did you think? Use the links below to get in touch!

Game of Thrones – 601 – The Red Woman – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 601 – The Red Woman
The first episode of season six of HBO's "Game of Thrones", entitled "The Red Woman", seems to be a real controversy with the fans. Disappearing dogs, dead-end Dorne, and shifty Sand Snakes, among other things, caused the flipping of thousands of tables across the globe. What did we think? Brace yourself, contrarian opinion is coming; we're mostly okay with how things went down. Who has time to worry about dogs when Brienne is pledging half of Ned Starks sword to his daughter Sansa's service? Or Ghost is howling at Castle Black? Or while we're witnessing the craziest disrobing scene in GoT history? This is a super-sized episode one extravaganza, loaded with observations about the human condition, life, death, love, and, uh, dragon poop. And you know our mailbag was full to bursting, so find out what your fellow fans have to say.

Of course, we're not finished this week, not by a long shot. Friday will see the release of our SpoiLore podcast, where we put on our tinfoil hats and try to figure out what the future holds for Snow, Melisandre, Dorne, Daenerys, and her dragons based on book lore.

Game of Thrones – 602 – Home – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 602 – Home – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron struggle to process the events that transpire in the wide ranging and absolutely packed episode 602, "Home". Jaw dropping, shocking, and inspirational, there is just so much to unpack that it's almost unfair that we have to give our instant reactions, but that's what we're here for! And we'll be back Tuesday, with another few watches under our belt, and we're sure that everyone out there has lots to say. I can't even imagine what the SpoiLORE edition is going to be like, ye gods, but it's going to be a fun week. A really, really long week, because if you're anything like us, you'd give about a month's pay to be able to watch episode 603 right now. But as the newly acceptable Three Eyed Raven says, it's beautiful under the sea, but if you stay there you'll binge watch, er, I mean drown. See you in two short days!

Game of Thrones – 602 – Home – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 602 – Home
Episode 602 of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Home", is just a stellar hour of television. For once, it seems like everyone is on (or off?) the same page, with delights for show watchers and book readers of every stripe. Tyrion's risky gamble, the Bolton empire rapidly crumbling, giants of all shapes and sizes smashing all the heads, there is a lot to take in and discuss and we try our level best to talk about it all, with the help of a Wun Wun sized mail bag. Don't forget, we're just half way through our Game of Thrones week here at Bald Move, with our SpoiLORE podcast coming out Friday, so if you have a bookish and speculative take by all means let us have it. And then, Sunday will be upon us once again. Can't wait!

Game of Thrones – 603 – Oathbreaker – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 603 – Oathbreaker – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron give their instant, off the cuff impressions and thoughts on tonight's Game of Thrones episode, "Oathbreaker". But this is only the start. We'll be back Tuesday with our full featured podcast with a scene by scene breakdown and analysis, plus our SpoiLORE podcast for book readers and adventurous show watchers, out Friday. Have some thoughts? Use the links below to tell us. See you then!

Game of Thrones – 603 – Oathbreaker – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 603 – Oathbreaker
A.Ron and Jim consider the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Oathbreaker". Twirling swords, absent Ice, dragon psychology, Jon's resignation, and time travel, yes, time travel, are all discussed at length. All this plus a ton of feedback from our insightful and witty fellow fans, and you got yourself quite the episode. But we're not done! Come back Friday for our in depth SpoiLORE podcast, where we peer into the books and sort through the various fan theories and speculation in search of the true valyrian tin foil.

Game of Thrones – 604 – Book of the Stranger – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 604 – Book of the Stranger – Instant Take
After seeing episode 604 of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Book of the Stranger", Jim wants to shout from the rooftops "TARGARYENS ARE FIREPROOF!!" I desperately want to argue with him, but he's right. About this particular Targaryen in this TV show version of Westeros, anyway, and it was admittedly cool. Me, I liked the emotional heft and tingles from the Sansa and Jon reunion, the Theon and Yara/Asha reunion, I even enjoyed the Littlefinger / Robin reunion was fairly awesome. Very interesting to see what people ultimately think of this episodes, especially book fans… has Martin been lying to us this whole time, or are the Double Ds making some smart and cinema friendly edits? We'll talk more on the full podcast coming out Tuesday!

PS: We had a microphone mishap that made our audio quality not quite up to our usual standards, for which we apologize. We'll have it squared away before the next recording.
Game of Thrones – 604 – Book of the Stranger – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 604 – Book of the Stranger
Jim and A.Ron, after careful sober analysis, declare "Book of the Stranger" an awesome episode of HBO's Game of Thornes. In an impressive display of girl power, Sansa and Jon team up to take back the North, Cersie and the Queen of Thorns conspire to take back King's Landing, Yara helps her brother find his spine, Dany flips braziers and sets fire to many a Khal's ambition, and Osha… well, Osha finds that there are still limits to what a gal can get away with in Westeros, but we're mostly okay with that because it seems like Ramsey already has a noose around his neck and doesn't even know it. And that's not even the half of it. Pink letters, Tormund and Brienne shipping, Littlefinger scheming, and much more coming straight up.

Don't forget, we're not done! We'll be back Friday with our SpoiLore podcast where we take a deep dive into the myth and legend within the pages of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and try to examine the signs and portents within to see where we're going on this crazy ride.

Game of Thrones – 605 – The Door – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 605 – The Door – Instant Take
A lot happened in this episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Door", and we attempt to talk about all. Did we miss anything? Pretty likely, but we'll be back on Tuesday with an in depth scene by scene break down, with lots of feedback and analysis. And if that's not enough, on Friday you can explore the mind bending revelations of tonight with the help of book-inspired insight and lore, if you're not adverse to spoilers, that is. See you Tuesday!

Game of Thrones – 605 – The Door – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 605 – The Door
Another fantastic episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Door", has a ton of the trademark shocking character deaths, and… time travel? Some of you are frightened of the possibility, many more are excited, but it's certainly an intriguing concept that has us re-examining historical events in a Bran(d) new light. Other topics considered; Sansa's mild distrust of Jon, the dueling Red Priestesses, a hostile Greyjoy takeover, a mummer's farce that Arya is not too fond of, and crazy bananas action North o' the Wall. All this and just vast, unimaginable quantities of feedback, coming right at you.

Game of Thrones – 606 – Blood of My Blood – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 606 – Blood of My Blood – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron give their snap observations and opinions of the latest Game of Thrones episode, "Blood of My Blood". One the one hand, it's kind of classic "move the pieces around the chessboard" episode, but on the other hand, anyone who has said politics is boring has never seen a stump speech given while mounted on a dragon. Also, sword heists, Waif Watch, and The Bronn That is Promised! We'll be back Tuesday with a whole lot more podcast and a big old bag of feedback. See you then!

Game of Thrones – 606 – Blood of My Blood – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 606 – Blood of My Blood
In this podcast we discuss the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones series, "Blood of My Blood". We consider the many visions Bran experienced as he "becomes" the Three Eyed Raven, the surprising appearance of a Stark long since lost, the fizzle of a show down between the Sparrows and the Lannister/Tyrell alliance, Arya choosing sides, Gilly not passing the muster, and Dany making yet another inspiring speech. All this, plus tons and tons of feedback from your fellow fans. See you Friday for the SpoiLore edition, where we delve deep into the prophecies, visions, and tinfoil theories spawned by the books and lore behind A Song of Ice and Fire!

Game of Thrones – 607 – The Broken Man – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 607 – The Broken Man – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron GOT HYPE!!! for the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Broken Man". Give a listen, and see if you're hype meter doesn't peg as well. So much to like. Jaime, Olena, and the Blackfish were on point tonight. The Double Ds built a draw bride. Some people live, some people die, and then some person is dying? Another shocker, or audience manipulation? We'll have to wait a frustrating 7 days to find out, but in the meanwhile let's debate! We'll be our main cast a day early (Monday afternoon), so it's off to the races for feedback, and of course we'll be back Friday to collectively lose our minds in the SpoiLore podcast!

Game of Thrones – 607 – The Broken Man – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 607 – The Broken Man
We're here to get HYPE and talk about Game of Thrones latest episode, "The Broken Man". The big questions: what's next for Sandor? Does it involve a reunion with his bigger, badder, deader brother? What the seven hells did we just see happen with Arya? Was that even Arya? How is Jaime going to flush the Blackfish down the toilet? What's Sansa up to, and is it going to be the worst or greatest thing ever? So much to discuss, and you get an extra long podcast of analysis and feedback from our fellow fans to help you get ready for the wars episodes to come.

Game of Thrones – 608 – No One – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 608 – No One – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron are not sure what to make of Arya's plot tonight during the latest episode of Game of Thrones, "No One". And yes, while the Mountain wrecking and Sandor chopping was admittedly cool, and the 30 seconds of Dany kind of made up for Tyrion's stale comedy stylings, and far be it from us to look askance at any scene where Jaime and Brienne make moon eyes at each other and speak of honor, we're kind of bummed that the King and High Sparrow seems to have dumped a bucket of cold water on our Cleganebowl hopes. No man is as accursed as a Hypeslayer, Tommen.

Game of Thrones – 608 – No One - LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 608 – No One
Jim and A.Ron still don't like the resolution of Arya's Bravosi plotline, but admire a lot of the other goings on in the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "No One". The problem is, that's a big part of the episode and over two years of investment into Arya's Faceless Men training, so, it's no minor thing. Other topics include the duality of Jaime, what's next for King's Landing, and is Sandor considering a second career as people's champion?

Game of Thrones – 609 – Battle of the Bastards – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 609 – Battle of the Bastards – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron survey the horrors of war that is episode 609 of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards", and proclaim it brutal, ultimately satisfying, if a tad predictable. There were no real surprises to be found tonight if you've been paying attention the past few weeks, but it's still nice to see the end of some truly nasty regimes tonight, even if the casualties were high in both the statistical and personal sense. At this stage each loss of life is going to hurt in the war to come, that still awaits north of the wall. And we still don't know the true cost of the hasty alliances made with the Greyjoys and Littlefinger's Arryn forces. And will Sansa's talk of "no one" be prophetic? We ponder all this and more in this Instant Take. Be sure to rejoin us on Tuesday for our complete scene by scene break down with tons of commentary from our fellow fans.

Game of Thrones – 609 – Battle of the Bastards – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 609 – Battle of the Bastards
Jim and A.Ron consider the thrilling episode 609 of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards". While it could perhaps be accused of having far more heart than brains, director Miguel Sapochnik goes for broke to make us as the audience collectively feel the horrors of war and the heat of dragon's breath. What price will the victor's pay? And what happens next? All these questions and more are considered, with the help of feedback and commentary from our fellow fans.

Game of Thrones – 610 – The Winds of Winter – Instant Take
Game of Thrones – 610 – The Winds of Winter – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Jim and A.Ron hail Game of Thrones "The Winds of Winter" as an ultra-impressive, all you wanted from a finale and more kind of episode. We'll be back with our full coverage podcast on Tuesday afternoon!

Game of Thrones – 610 – The Winds of Winter
Game of Thrones – 610 – The Winds of Winter – LIVE RECORDING
A.Ron and Jim celebrate the awesome season finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Winds of Winter" with a super sized podcast episode. Interested in our House Snow T-Shirt as mentioned on the podcast?

Game of Thrones – Season 6 Wrap Up
Game of Thrones – Season 6 Wrap Up – LIVE RECORDING
Jim and A.Ron reflect on Season Six, look ahead to Season Seven, and consider just a metric ton of listener feedback on this week's episode. And hey! We're not going anywhere! Next week we're starting a re-watch of the series next week with episode 101, "Winter is Coming"… hope you stay with us!
If you want a snazzy "House Snow / We Know Nothing" t-shirt, get 'em while they're hot. We'll close pre-orders sometime next week, and who knows when or if we'll print them again.
We'll be at the Rocket City Nerd Con in Huntsville, AL in October hosting panels, donning costumes and serving slices of the driest pie. Come party with us! If you want to see the cool VFX breakdowns I mentioned on the podcast, you can check out "Iloura's 2016 Game of Thrones Season 6 breakdown reel" here.


Season 7


Game of Thrones – Season 7 Preview – Part 1!
t's been a long, long time coming, but Season Seven of HBO's Game of Thrones is around the corner! We recorded this preview podcast at last week's Con of Thrones event, but our previewing isn't done. Send email in for consideration for a feedback / SpoiLore podcast coming out later this week! Then brace yourself, because Winter is Here!

Game of Thrones – Season 7 Preview – SpoiLore Edition – Live Recording
Game of Thrones – Season 7 Preview – Feedback / SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some listener for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones! The first half of the episode is spoiler free, but the back half we delve into the depths of the books to mine for hints, secrets, and lore! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, you may find it best to just skip that part.

Game of Thrones – 701 – Dragonstone – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 701 – Dragonstone – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron give our off the cuff insight and analysis for tonight's episode of HBO's Game of Thrones! We'll be back Tuesday afternoon with our full, in depth coverage with a scene by scene recap and tons of feedback. Speaking of which, hit us up on the email link below to tell us what you thought!

Game of Thrones – 701 – Dragonstone – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 701 – Dragonstone
Jim and A.Ron consider the season opener of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Dragonstone". Entire great houses fall, Queen Daenerys, lands on Westerosi shores, and still some fans considered this episode a dull affair! We talk about expectations, Arya's brush with humanity, the Hound digging graves, Jaime's odds for redemption, tons of listener feedback, and much more! And we're not done. Stay tuned for Friday for our SpoiLORE edition!

Game of Thrones – 702 – Stormborn – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 702 – Stormborn
Jim and A.Ron "Stormborn" was a great episode of Game of Thrones, with tons of highlight scenes. It also has a bit of a Euron and Sandsnake problem, but we don't think it's fatal, assuming Dan and David can tear off the affected portions of the show and apply medicinal ointment to stem the spread of ludicrous jetpackery and shipbuildery that threaten our collective suspension of disbelief. We also discuss Sansa and Jon's uneasy sharing of power, Littlefinger's increasing desperation, what price Tyrion will pay for his plan failing, and Arya's emotional reunion on the show. All this, tons of feedback, and WAIT THERE'S MORE! A whole SpoiLore edition of the show coming out Friday!

Game of Thrones – 703 – The Queen’s Justice – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 703 – The Queen’s Justice – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron had the most fun watching tonight's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Queen's Justice". Listen to this pod for our fresh, unrehearsed, ill-advised, and off the cuff remarks and analysis. Come back Tuesday when we've had the time to get our thoughts together properly, and join us for our full scene by scene breakdown as well as tons of feedback!

Game of Thrones – 703 – The Queen’s Justice – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 703 – The Queen’s Justice
Jim and A.Ron do a deep dive into the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Queen's Justice". We discussed the long awaited meeting of Ice and Fire, Bran's loss of humanity, Sansa's rule, Euron's incredibly swift and effective navy, the further humiliation's of Jaime, and much more. Add in a ton of community feedback and you got yourself a packed podcast. And we're not done! Come back Friday for our SpoiLore edition, where we delve into the secrets and history left to uncover in the books!

Game of Thrones – 704 – The Spoils of War – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 704 – The Spoils of War – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron have seen tonight's episode of HBO's Game of Thrones entitled, "Spoils of War", and pronounce it hotter than dragon fire. An instant all time great episode, with visual thrills and spectacle enough to make 10,000 complaints about jet packs and fleet sizes bend the muhfukkin' knee. If you don't like it, then dracarys! Enjoy our raving about how awesome Arya, Sansa, Brienne, Bronn, Drogon, Dany, Jon, and about a billion Dothraki screamers were for about 20 hot minutes, then please come back Tuesday for our more reasoned thoughts and opinions, as well as those of legions of our fellow fans. And Friday, we'll talk about Child of the Forest cave paintings, and who knows what else. See you then!

Game of Thrones – 704 – The Spoils of War – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 704 – The Spoils of War
Jim and A.Ron break down the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Spoils of War". An episode with the sheer spectacle of the might of Daenerys' armies unleashed upon Westoros balanced by great character moments with the Stark children in Winterfell… and perhaps a budding romance between King and Queen, it's basically everything you want in Game of Thrones. We discuss Bran's attachment to humanity and try to figure out exactly what he knows, analyze Littlefinger's remaining options, geek out over Arya and Dany being badasses, and question Tyrion's loyalty. All this, plus tons of feedback! And don't forget, we'll be back Friday with more lore, backstory, and book inspired theories and analysis.

Game of Thrones – 705 – Eastwatch – Instant Take – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 705 – Eastwatch – Instant Take
Jim and A.Ron have seen the very latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Eastwatch". There was some awesome stuff no doubt, a very special someone picks up a hammer, two brothers reunite, Ser Davos out-Han Solos Han Solo, and Sansa and Arya bicker like season one. But the creaks and cracks of the Double D's kicking the plot into hyperdrive are starting to be heard and felt. Hopefully it's just a minor case of dragon indigestion, and not a sign of more serious tears and holes in the realistic, grounded, dragon and zombie infested world they've so carefully constructed.

Game of Thrones – 705 – Eastwatch – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones – 705 – Eastwatch
Jim and A.Ron try to talk about an incredibly entertaining episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Eastwatch", while also dealing the the fact that the main thrust of the plot is dubious at best. And we're not talking about jetpacks or wonky numbers of ships and wagons, we're talking about the main mission North of the Wall. Why does anyone think this is a good idea? On the other hand, we've come around on the Arya and Sansa intrigue, and there is a whole lot else to like… Gendry and Jon reprising Robert and Ned's adventures. Davos showing off his sweet smuggling skills. Drogon doing what Drogon does best, looking majestic AF and generally being jaw dropping in every scene he's in, including the one where he gets his snout snuggled. That's impressive range for a fake dragon, ya'll. All this, plus we got more emails than Davos has bad crab meat, and we're back Friday to do it all over again, SpoiLORE style. See you then!

Game of Thrones – 706 – Beyond the Wall – Instant Take
Game of Thrones – 706 – Beyond the Wall – Instant Take - LIVE RECORDING
A.Ron and Jim are loving this episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Beyond the Wall", that is admittedly about 20% ridiculous and 80% pure awesome. I know that 20% is going to bother a lot of you guys and gals, but come on! So many epic things are happening! Ice zombies! Dragons! Ice zombie dragons?!? Don't worry about the logic of Jon's plan, or his idea of fighting a ridiculous single man rear guard, or the Night King's questionable targeting decisions. In our book, when Game of Thrones follows the Rule of Cool, it tends to rule plain and simple. Tell us why we're wrong!

Game of Thrones – 706 – Beyond the Wall
Game of Thrones – 706 – Beyond the Wall - LIVE RECORDING
HBO's Game of Thrones episode 706, "Beyond the Wall" has been extremely polarizing for all of us fans, which, say what you will, isn't something that you want to be saying about the penultimate episode of the penultimate season of the biggest TV show in the history of the world. Are people too focused on picking nits? Or has the storytelling really gone off the rails this season? Whether we're seeing the first signs of shark jumping or just hitting a rough patch remains to be seen, but we discuss the good, bad, and ugly of this week, including the many fine conversations between our heroes, saying good bye to characters both red shirted and beloved, and arrive at the conclusion of the fairly silly plan to convince Kings Landing to join in the fight against the Army of the Dead.

Game of Thrones – 707 – The Dragon and the Wolf – Instant Take
Game of Thrones – 707 – The Dragon and the Wolf – Instant Take - LIVE RECORDING
Jim and A.Ron declare that the finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Dragon and the Wolf", did enough to, if not completely excuse the issues of the past few episodes, at least have us back to being fully excited and eager to see the story resume… probably sometime in 2019. That's a long wait, and for as much grief we've given the Double D's here and there, we're really going to miss their show while it's away. But that's just two guys opinions.

Game of Thrones – 707 – The Dragon and the Wolf
Game of Thrones – 707 – The Dragon and the Wolf – LIVE RECORDING
Jim and A.Ron develop their thoughts on the season finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Lion and the Wolf". Many were pleased, yet there are some lingering resentments. We try to talk through why we thought Cersei's scheming, Sansa and Arya's collaboration, and the Night King's ultimate plan to cross the wall made a lot of sense both from a plot and character standpoint, but we definitely leave room for people who have trouble looking past how we arrived there. In the end, we both agree that the series is set for a thrilling and satisfying conclusion, and the DD's have nearly twice the time to develop it. Will they succeed? Can Martin eventually do better? Join us next week as we wrap up our Season 7 coverage and try to answer these questions and more.

Game of Thrones – Season 7 Wrapup
Game of Thrones – Season 7 Wrapup – LIVE RECORDING
Jim and A.Ron close the books on the non-book spoiler part of our season 7 coverage of HBO's Game of Thrones. Of course, we'll be back later this week to put the SpoilLore segment to bed, and don't forget that starting next week we'll be jumping head first into our rewatch of season 2, AKA the Tyrion Lannister Golden Years. But for now, we dive into a heaping helping of feedback trying to sum up the experience of this seasons, and looking ahead to next. Regardless of when it comes back, Summer of 2018 or Spring of 2019, we'll right there with you as Game of Thrones heads towards it's conclusion. Hope you stay with us through our season 2 coverage and beyond, as we look forward to tackling Stranger Things, Mr. Robot, The Walking Dead, and Westworld, to name just a few in the months ahead!


Season 8


Game of Thrones – Season 8 Trailer Breakdown!
We're so close we can feel the dragon fire! HBO dropped an awesome new trailer for the long awaited final season of Game of Thrones, and we're here to break it down in near-exhaustive detail. We're letting you know our plans for coverage this year, which we're aiming to be the most timely and comprehensive around. Instant takes, deep dives, and lore talk, a fantasy film festival, and a new book by A.Ron. The trailer showed us a lot of tantalizing details. What could possibly terrify Arya? Will Jon become a dragon rider? Who is the mysterious leader of the Golden Company? Why does the Mountain look like a human butt plug? All these topics and more are considered! As mentioned, A.Ron wrote a book taking a humorous and insightful look inside the religions of Westeros, Gods of Thrones. We also recorded a bunch of promo-podcasts in the off-season that you might enjoy.

Season 8 Preview!
Season 8 Preview – LIVE RECORDING
Game of Thrones is back, and we're here to break down all the angles, all the characters, all the theories, and all the feedback. Who will sit the Iron Throne? Will there be an Iron Throne? Will the Hound find peace? What role will Tyrion play after the War for the Dawn? Will Bran wind up living in a tree? Will Dany wind up with an all-woman Queensguard? We discuss all this and more as we kick off the most comprehensive Game of Thrones coverage you can find on the 'net! See you Sunday night!
A.Ron wrote two whole books in the off-season! You can purchase the books as well as browse exclusive art and merchandise at godsofthrones.com! We've also made the classic "House Snow" Bald Move design into a swanky enamel pin. Show your allegiance to the King of the North and proudly proclaim our house words, "We know nothing"!

801 – Winterfell – Instant Talk
801 – Winterfell – LIVE RECORDING
801 – Winterfell
Jim and A.Ron are here to break down all the action from this week's premiere episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, "Winterfell". And indeed the ancestral home of House Stark houses the direwolf's share of the action and intrigue, as characters are reunited, dragons are flown, and divisions within the forces of the Living threaten to undermine the war against the Dead. It's clear that sharing power and cooperating is going to be a challenge, not only for Jon and Dany, but for the many different peoples who have thrown in their lot with them. We'll be back Friday for our SpoiLORE edition that delves into the background details of the World of Ice and Fire as well as mines for hidden details that may yet remain in the source books! A.Ron wrote two books on Game of Thrones religions and culture! They're fun and informative, and feature amazing exclusive Thrones inspired artwork! We also have exclusive "House Snow" enamel pins and matching t-shirts if you'd like to show your allegiance to the once and future king!

802 – The Rightful Queen - Instant Talk
802 – The Rightful Queen – LIVE RECORDING
802 – The Rightful Queen
Jim and A.Ron get sentimental over the very nostalgic episode of Game of Thrones, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms". Given the way this episode ends, this might be the last bit of sweetness and light many of these characters receive. Gulp. Dany is having trouble sharing power, Tyrion struggles to get his mojo back, Arya is looking for love in all the right places, and then damn near the entire gang gets together for an extremely fun, extremely heartwarming fireside chat. Next week the dead will be here; we'll enjoy these final moments with our favorite characters while we still can.

803 – The Long Night – Instant Talk
803 – The Long Night – LIVE RECORDING
803 – The Long Night
After further review, we feel like Game of Thrones' epic episode, "The Long Night" was structurally sound, but mechanically weak. Dark, muddy, with ambiguous action, we thought the setup and anticipation was strong, and we're not even upset about the way in ended, but there is so much head scratching about how we got there, and how utterly passive most of the heroes (and even head villain) was throughout most of the episode. Obvious the fandom is quite torn over the immediate aftermath of "The Long Night", and only time will tell whether Thrones can deliver a holistic end that will leave the majority feeling satisfied, but there is quite a bit more work to be done on that front than we'd have expected after last week's excellent setup.

804 – The Last of the Starks – Instant Talk
804 – The Last of the Starks – Live Recording
804 – The Last of the Starks
As we announced last week, we've declared #FanBankruptcy, and are along for the ride on this saddleless dragon we call Game of Thrones. Keeping this in mind, it was nice to see this episode, "The Last of the Starks", run back to their roots in setting up some classic court politics and intrigue, with multiple betrayals and backstabbing in the offing! Jaime and Brienne hooked up! Pod is still very much the Rod! The Stark girls won grim smiles from the Hound! On the other hand, they're still struggling with the way they are telling the story they want to tell; characters die in unbelievable ways, and crucially characters then later live in completely unbelievable ways. With just two more episodes left, hopefully the Double D's haven't declared creative bankruptcy and we'll get a few twists and turns that manage to please most.

805 – The Bells – Instant Talk
805 – The Bells – Live Recording
805 – The Bells
It's time to have a family discussion about Game of Thrones episode 805, "The Bells". Because we're all up in arms about it and we can't agree if it's the best, most satisfying episode or the worst ever. It's notoriously hard to be objective about a subjective opinion, but we try our level best. Our considered thoughts on Jaime's arc, the CLEGANEBOWL!!!!, Arya rejecting the call to vengeance, and the Mad Queen Daenerys await you — if you dare! Then we don our asbestos underwear and wade into your feedback on this incredibly divisive episode of #DemThrones. We'll be back Friday for more thoughts on this episode and what it means for George Martin and his adaptation of the hit television series on the SpoiLore podcast. See you then!

806 – The Iron Throne – Instant Talk
806 – Live Recording
806 – The Iron Throne
Winter came and went, an evil queen was overthrown, and it was so nice we had to do it twice. "The Iron Throne" is Game of Thrones attempt to hurry up and tie up all those loose ends. Was it satisfying? That depends on how you've felt about the show for the past two seasons. Ultimately, this show's final moments and it's place in the pantheon of television will be a matter of hot debate for years to come, to say nothing of the novels and prequels and sequels we'll be getting, and how that may change and influence how we feel. Here, we're content to just talk about our personal thoughts on the only definitive finale of The Song and Ice and Fire. We'll be back Friday for more SpoiLore talk, and next week we'll have a look back at the season, and series, as a whole as we wrap things up for now.


SpoiLORE


Seasons 4 & 5 of the SpoiLore podcasts are listed with the approximate timecodes for the "Tinfoil Theory" sections in case you wanted to skip the listener feedback.


Season 4


400 (01:30:00) R + L = J
401 (02:09:10) Roose Bolton AKA “Roose is Loose!” aka “Spruce Roose!” aka “BOLT ON!”
402 (01:55:55) Tyrion Lannister: Secret Targaryen?
403 (01:23:32) Dany Prophecy Deep Dive
404 (01:29:20) The Wall, The Night’s King, and Re-thinking The Others
405 (02:35:20) Cersei’s Prophecy
406 (01:50:50) The Gravedigger AKA “GET HYPE!”
407 (01:57:04) Grand Northern Conspiracy Pt. 1
408 (01:27:40) Grand Northern Conspiracy Pt. 2
409 (01:44:10) Jaqen H'ghar, Sand Snakes, and the Citadel
410 (02:26:09) High Septon: True Identity?


Season 5


Game of Thrones – Season 5 Spoiler Preview
Dragons and swords and shit.

Game of Thrones – 501 – SpoiLORE Edition – “The Wars to Come”
(00:36:47) The Mummer's Dragons Pt. 1
This podcast contains spoilers for the A Song of Ice and Fire series by G.R.R. Martin, as well as potential future events for HBO's Game of Thrones TV series. This week A.Ron discusses feedback from other book readers and adventurous television watchers, then lays out Part 1 of the latest tinfoil theory "The Mummer's Dragons", which will conclude next week.

Game of Thrones – 502 – SpoiLORE Edition – “The House of Black and White”
(00:38:45) The Mummer's Dragons Pt. 2
This podcast contains spoilers for the A Song of Ice and Fire series by G.R.R. Martin, as well as potential future events for HBO's Game of Thrones TV series. This week A.Ron discusses feedback from other book readers and adventurous television watchers, then lays out the conclusion of the tinfoil theory "The Mummer's Dragons".

Game of Thrones – 503 – “High Sparrow” – SpoiLORE Edition
(00:54:10) S + B = M
A.Ron here, ready to dish out some more speculation and theories for Game of Thrones! If you are adverse to spoilers, or are not caught up on all of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, you probably want to skip this episode…

Game of Thrones – 504 – “Sons of the Harpy” – SpoiLORE Edition
(00:48:22) Daario = Euron?!]
A.Ron here, ready to dish out some more speculation and theories for Game of Thrones! If you are adverse to spoilers, or are not caught up on all of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, you probably want to skip this episode…

Game of Thrones – 505 – “Kill the Boy” – SpoiLORE Edition
(00:39:18) Jorah the Explorer
A.Ron here, ready to dish out some more speculation and theories for Game of Thrones! If you are adverse to spoilers, or are not caught up on all of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, you probably want to skip this episode…

Game of Thrones – 506 – “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” – SpoiLORE Edition
(00:47:20) A + B = J takedown
A.Ron here, ready to dish out some more speculation and theories for Game of Thrones! If you are adverse to spoilers, or are not caught up on all of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, you probably want to skip this episode…

Game of Thrones – 507 – “The Gift” – SpoiLORE Edition
(00:40:35) The Merling King
A.Ron here, ready to dish out some more speculation and theories for Game of Thrones! If you are adverse to spoilers, or are not caught up on all of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, you probably want to skip this episode…

Game of Thrones – 508 – “Hardhome” – SpoiLORE Edition
(00:53:10) "Pink Letter" Theories
A.Ron here, ready to dish out some more speculation and theories for Game of Thrones! If you are adverse to spoilers, or are not caught up on all of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, you probably want to skip this episode…

Game of Thrones – 509 – “The Dance of Dragons” – SpoiLORE Edition
(00:44:30) Sons of the Harpy Theories and Speculation
A.Ron here, ready to dish out some more speculation and theories for Game of Thrones! If you are adverse to spoilers, or are not caught up on all of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, you probably want to skip this episode…

Game of Thrones – 510 – Mother’s Mercy – SpoiLORE Edition
No Tinfoil Theory Section
A.Ron here, ready to dish out some more speculation and theories for Game of Thrones! If you are adverse to spoilers, or are not caught up on all of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, you probably want to skip this episode…


Season 6


Game of Thrones – LiveWatch! Jim gets GoT Spoiled!
Here's a treat for Club Members… I sit down with him and have him watch a few Alt Shift X videos to get him primed for entry into the SpoiLore podcast. Get his instant reaction to things like R+L=J, the Gravedigger theory, and Jon Snow theories! If we get a positive reaction, we might record a few others as the season progresses.

Game of Thrones – Season Six Preview SpoiLore edition!
Jim's head is full to bursting as we sit down and do our SpoiLore edition of our season six preview. RIP "Mildly Interesting". If your a Bald Move Club Member, you can see video of him going from Unsullied to Sullied, and get to see his reaction to some of the main theories that we book readers and adventuresome show watches already know and love. Thus armed, we take tons of feedback and talk about what we're expecting and hoping to see on this season of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones – 601 – The Red Woman – SpoiLore Edition!
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 602 – Home – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 603 – Oathbreaker – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 604 – Book of the Stranger – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 605 – The Door – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 606 – Blood of My Blood – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 607 – The Broken Man – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 608 – No One – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 609 – Battle of the Bastards – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 610 – The Winds of Winter – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.


Season 7


Game of Thrones – Season 7 Preview – SpoiLore Edition – Live Recording
Game of Thrones – Season 7 Preview – Feedback / SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some listener for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones! The first half of the episode is spoiler free, but the back half we delve into the depths of the books to mine for hints, secrets, and lore! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, you may find it best to just skip that part.

Game of Thrones – 701 – Dragonstone – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 702 – Stormborn – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 703 – The Queen’s Justice – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 704 – The Spoilers of Lore – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 705 – Eastwatch – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Game of Thrones – 706 – Beyond the Wall – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one. Need to catch up? Here's a Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure.

Game of Thrones – 707 – The Dragon and the Wolf – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one. Need to catch up? Here's a Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure.

Season 7 Wrapup – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you're a show-only watcher who doesn't want any spoilers, it's best to just skip this one.

Season 7 SpoiLore Wrap Up BONUS Episode!
n a bonus wrap up SpoiLore episode for Game of Thrones season 7, A.Ron is joined by Kim Renfro, Senior Culture Writer for INSIDER, to discuss our thoughts on season 7 as a whole, leaks, how production spoilers impacted our coverage of this season, and what we think about the far off season 8. Be warned, at the very end of the episode we do dish a bit on the last remaining unconfirmed leak for this season, which may come up next time. If you're a serious spoiler-phobe, make sure you shut off the pod when we get to that point.


Season 8


801 – Winterfell – SpoiLore Edition - LIVE RECORDING
801 – Winterfell – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron are here to delve into the deeper mysteries of Game of Thrones, discussing the lore, prophecies, and world building that make Thrones great. Some of this material could be construed as spoilery, as it involves informed speculation about events that could happen on the show based on material found in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. We do not discuss production spoilers or leaks on this podcast. Today we talk dragons in the north, Valonqar prophecies, the weirdification of Bran Stark, Night King plots and much more!

802 – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – SpoiLore Edition – LIVE RECORDING
802 – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and A.Ron mine the hidden depths of Game of Thrones extensive lore and backstory to answer your questions and debate fan theories. Is Hot Pie the last, best hope for the North? Is Harrenhal the ultimate anti-wight hideout? How does the battle of the dead vs. the living look from a numbers perspective? Are there any Children of the Forest left in the world? What was the meaning and possible significance of Jenny's Song from the latest episode? All this and more are discussed in this episode!

803 – The Long Night – SpoiLore Edition – LIVE RECORDING
803 – The Long Night – SpoiLore Edition
We're excited to have our buddy Kim Renfro from Insider back on to help us work through our feelings about "The Long Night"! Kim's writing a book on Thrones, which is available for pre-order now. We discuss GRRM and the Double D's relationship, and how we feel the final season of the show will reflect the future(?) potential(?) books. Then we consider a ton of amazing feedback from you! The listener!

[http://baldmove.com/game-of-thrones/804-spoilore-edition-live-recording/ 804 – The Last of the Starks – SpoiLore Edition – Live Recording
804 – The Last of the Starks – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and I are here to talk everyone through their complicated feelings about "The Last of the Starks", as well as to sit in judgment of the latest batch of fan theories. I lead a group therapy session, and struggle to come to grips with my conflicting thoughts on Dany's possible turn as heel, as Jim tries to steer me away from some unsound theory investments. Also, thoughts on the on-set secrecy of Game of Thrones and how it may have impacted the production this season.

805 – SpoiLore Edition – LIVE RECORDING
805 – The Bells – SpoiLore Edition
Jim and I try to sort through everyone's reactions and feelings about "The Bells", as well as people's reactions to our reactions! In a wide ranging podcast, we discuss what we're still hoping to see in next week's finale episode, what Dany's descent to madness means in the context of portrayals of heroic women, thoughts on capital punishment and vengeance, and defenses and deconstructions of Arya and Jaime's arcs. All this plus a ton of great feedback from you, the listener. Just one more episode left, we'll see you Sunday night to discuss!

806 – SpoiLore Edition – Live Recording
806 – The Iron Throne – SpoiLore Edition
In our penultimate podcast for HBO's Game of Thrones, we invite Gods of Thrones co-author Anthony Le Donne back to the studio to discuss how the book might resolve in ways that are consistent, but perhaps more satisfying, than some found the show's resolution. Then we're off to feedback, where we talk about Martin's progress on Winds, our thoughts on Bran the Broken, where things line up with Dany's prophecies in the final analysis, and much more on "The Iron Throne". See you next week as we sign off and transform the podcast into a Thrones prequels feed!


Gods of Thrones


Game of Thrones – “Gods of Thrones” – Introduction
We have a special series of podcasts for you coming out over the next few weeks! Dr. Anthony Le Donne joins me today to talk about the new book we co-authored in the off-season, Gods of Thrones: A Pilgrim's Guide to the Religions of Ice and Fire, available now on Amazon. The book is filled with fun analysis of the religions, cultures, and characters of Game of Thrones and delves into the real life history and religion that inspired GRRM when creating his world. We discuss our history with Thrones/Song, as well as our book, its tone, our writing process, and our favorite things we learned in our research. We'll be back next week to talk more Gods of Thrones and take your questions. Later this month we'll be joined by some of your favorite podcast hosts and writers to host a three part book club-style review of George R.R. Martin's upcoming historical book on the Targaryens, Fire and Blood!

Game of Thrones – “Gods of Thrones” – Talking Tyrion
It goes without saying that Tyrion Lannister is an extremely interesting character in A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones, but you'd think he'd make a poor focus for our book on Westerosi religion. After all, he's famously skeptical of superstition and faith in a world full of magic, physics defying creatures, and powerful gods. But it's precisely that contradiction that makes him so fascinating in this context! Join Anthony and I for a deep dive into Tyrion, the events that have shaped him, and the journey that has brought him before a dragon goddess that he can believe in.

Game of Thrones – “Gods of Thrones” – Chattin’ Catelyn
Anthony and A.Ron continue their deep dive into the characters and themes from their new book, "Gods of Thrones". Now available on paperback! Today we're talking about a polarizing character among the fandom, Catelyn Stark. What are the essential differences between Book!Cat and TV!Cat? What is her worst move in playing the Game? Who would win in an all-female Houseoff? How vital is Lady Stoneheart's arc to understanding Catelyn, and why does the show skip it entirely? We discuss and debate all this and more!

Game of Thrones – “Gods of Thrones” – “Fire and Blood” Initial Thoughts
Anthony and I talk about GRRM's latest book, Fire and Blood, which is a complete and in-depth historical account of the 300 year old Targaryen dynasty in Westeros. We discuss our initial thoughts, anything that might have changed some of our thoughts in Gods of Thrones, any intriguing jumping off points for theory-crafting, and consider fan feedback. Also, Anthony has some stunning revelations about the possible origins of the rib-bone that God took from Adam to make the first woman in the Genesis creation story. You don't want to miss this!

Game of Thrones – “Gods of Thrones” – “Fire and Blood” – Part 1
My Gods of Thrones co-author Anthony is back once again as we do a deep dive on GRRM's latest work, Fire & Blood! We talk about events up to but not including "Jaehaerys and Alysanne, Their Triumphs and Tragedies". Next week we'll be reading up to "The Dying of the Dragons, Rhaenyra Triumphant", before finishing the book the week after. This week's all about Aegon, Maegor, and the third generation Targaryen that really steals the show, Jaehaerys! We talk about the gossipy tone the Maester sometimes takes, the doctrinal concept of "Targaryen Exceptionalism", missing dragon eggs, maester conspiracy theories, and that most well worn Thrones hobbyhorse, incest.

Game of Thrones – “Gods of Thrones” – “Fire and Blood” – Part 2
Anthony jones me once again as we discuss the second third of GRRM's new Fire & Blood, as we consider from "Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Their Triumphs and Tragedies" to "The Dying of the Dragons: Rhaenyra Triumphant". Firewyrms! Mysteries of the wall! Dragon eggs beneath Winterfell! And many other interesting twists and tidbits we found in this fake history book detailing the first 150 years of Targaryen reign over Westeros.

Game of Thrones – “Gods of Thrones” – “Fire and Blood” – Part 3
We're back with a super-sized wrap up episode for our coverage of our new book, Gods of Thrones, as well as putting George's Fire & Blood to bed as we consider the final third of the book, starting with "The Dying of the Dragons: Rhaenyra Triumphant". Anthony and I get things kicked off with a discussion of Lord Cregan Stark and his "Hour of the Wolf". Then I welcome our old pal Kim Renfro (follow her on Twitter!) back to discuss women in Westeros, our theories on Game of Thrones and GRRM himself. Finally, I interview illustrator Chase Stone, who did the cover and interior art for Gods of Thrones, about life as a professional artist, his work on Magic: The Gathering and The World of Ice and Fire, as well as his influences and techniques. Finally, we wrap up with a mammoth edition of feedback!

Game of Thrones – “Gods of Thrones” Vol. 2 Preview Podcast!
Getting ever closer to HBO's Game of Thrones season 8 premiere, Anthony and A.Ron are back to celebrated a related milestone; the imminent release of Volume 2 of their deep dive into the religions and cultures of Westeros, Gods of Thrones! This follow up to Volume one covers the Faceless Men, The Ironborn, the Dothraki, the Valyrians, and many more topics with tons of historical notes, cultural analogs, fan theories, footnotes, and fun. For this podcast we selected a few points of interest for discussion: How did the Targaryen penchant for incest drive them to conquest? What does a connection to a Tolkien horse god tell us about Daenerys and Daario's relationship? We ponder these and other nerdy A Song of Ice and Fire topics before considering your feedback! If you're interested in purchasing volume 1 of Gods of Thrones, it's available now in print and digital version. Volume 2 is available for pre-order, and will be out for release April 9th!

“Gods of Thrones” Vol. 2 Preview Podcast #2!
A.Ron and Anthony are back to talk Game of Thrones and Gods of Thrones! This week we discuss the curious coincidence of Stark children warging, how the British legend of Bran the Blessed could tie into the fate of Brandon Stark, and how Jaqen H'ghar functions as a literary genie of the bottle. Listener, you ain't never had a friend like him. If you enjoyed our discussion, please check out godsofthrones.com where you can purchase the first volume of Gods of Thrones, as well as get a bunch of really cool merch emblazoned with amazing, original, exclusive art inspired by the world of GRRM! Anthony came up with a fun little quiz to see what Game of Thrones religion would fit you best. We are not responsible for any resultant merging with tree gods or shadow babies.


Games


The boys play-through Telltale's Game of Thrones while making poor decisions and attempting to fuck with the characters at every opportunity. It's a fun time.

Gaming – Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – Episode 1
We're playing through Telltale's Game of Thrones series. All four episode that have been released. This is part 1. I'm sure we'll play the bad guy.?

Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – Episode 2
We're playing through Telltale's Game of Thrones series. All four episode that have been released. This is part 2.

Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – Episode 3
We're playing through Telltale's Game of Thrones series. All four episode that have been released. This is part 3.

Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – Episode 4
Hey everybody, this PC is completely fucked. It won't start up the stream on the game. We're going to get our shit together, and finish this later. We'll announce the new time as soon as we get it figured out. Sorry!

Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – Episode 4 Continues
We're playing through Telltale's Game of Thrones series. All four episode that have been released. This is the continuation of part 4.

Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – Episode 5
We're playing through Telltale's Game of Thrones series. This is part 5

Gaming – Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – Episode 6
How will it all end? Will House Forrester be able to defeat the Whitehill menace? Can the North Grove remain a secret? How many more poorly-written songs will they have to endure? Any more potato fucking? All will be revealed in the finale episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones.


Extras


Game of Thrones – Hodors of Hodormere
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