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Every "Game of Thrones" Season 8 episode researched, explained and expanded upon in an hour or less: That's what we do. On The Throne isn't a recap show, It's a community-fueled rocket-ship of key information that worships the "Game of Thrones" fan.Discover each episode's overarching themes, unlock the mysteries of Westeros and join thousands of listeners who've followed us from our hit "Westworld", "American Gods", "True Detective" and "Taboo" podcasts.Leave a Reviewhttps://shatontv.com/game-of-thrones-reviewSubscribe & Social Mediahttps://shatontv.com/subscribe-and-followWebsitehttps://shatontv.comEmailhosts@shatontv.comTheme SongInterloper by Kevin MacLeod

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Every "Game of Thrones" Season 8 episode researched, explained and expanded upon in an hour or less: That's what we do. On The Throne isn't a recap show, It's a community-fueled rocket-ship of key information that worships the "Game of Thrones" fan.Discover each episode's overarching themes, unlock the mysteries of Westeros and join thousands of listeners who've followed us from our hit "Westworld", "American Gods", "True Detective" and "Taboo" podcasts.Leave a Reviewhttps://shatontv.com/game-of-thrones-reviewSubscribe & Social Mediahttps://shatontv.com/subscribe-and-followWebsitehttps://shatontv.comEmailhosts@shatontv.comTheme SongInterloper by Kevin MacLeod

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The best!

By Monikee - May 31 2019
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Came for Game of Thrones and staying for the wealth of great content! 😍

Great Insight

By nrenteria - May 31 2019
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Love the insight you provide. Well thought out and fair reviews of the show.

iTunes Ratings

1805 Ratings
Average Ratings
1451
117
68
71
98

The best!

By Monikee - May 31 2019
Read more
Came for Game of Thrones and staying for the wealth of great content! 😍

Great Insight

By nrenteria - May 31 2019
Read more
Love the insight you provide. Well thought out and fair reviews of the show.
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Game of Thrones: On the Throne Podcast

Latest release on Oct 04, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 2 days ago

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Ep.21: Game of Thrones - 707 - Instacast

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The Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, "The Dragon and The Wolf" made up for all the jetpacking, miraculous survival and improbable action of the series. It felt like a real throwback: All lives were on the table, and dread loomed in each passing minutes. Justice was served; dickless crotches were smashed, and incest blossomed like a fiery rose. Get our instant reactions here and tune in Tuesday for the Deep Dive. 

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Aug 28 2017

28mins

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Rank #2: Ep.18: Game of Thrones - 706 - Instacast

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Episode 6 gave us all the powerful dialogue we'd been craving from Game of Thrones Season 7: Arya grilling Sansa at Winterfell, Tyrion cautioning Daenerys at Dragonstone, and Tormund seducing Gendry and The Hound north of The Wall. The action was intense, and the moments fans found far-fetched actually could be explained. We'll try to do it on this week's Instacast. Have a listen.

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Aug 21 2017

26mins

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Rank #3: Ep.25: Game of Thrones - Season 8 Preview

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Game of Thrones' final season is up on us, and HBO is pulling out all the stops for its six-episode finale. The battles will be bigger, the stakes will be higher, and each decision will be more critical.

As you prepare for a tearful farewell, the Shat Crew is gearing up for three episodes a week: The Instacast, The Deep Dive, and The Small Council fan emails. 

But first, we'll break down the official Season 8 trailer, which gives a lot more insights than you might expect. Gene think he knows which castle will fall first, and Big D predicts just how long it'll take.

We'll plunge headfirst into the promised Battle of Winterfell, with fun facts about the grueling 11-week shoot and the full hour of combat that will dominate an 82-minute mega-episode.

Find our more about the veteran directors and writers charged with bringing Game of Thrones to a close, and learn who we'd like to see on the Iron Throne.

Also on this Season 8 preview:

  • Will we see Podrick's finest hour?
  • Or a Wight Hodor?
  • Was Robb Stark stupid or a stand-up guy?
  • Could Babysitter Mountain have saved the kingdom?
  • Will Cersei's treachery doom mankind?
  • And Big D's WWE presentation of CLEGANEBOWL

Have a listen and be sure to subscribe for the most thrilling two months of our Shat-tastic lives. WE FIGHT FOR THE LIVING!

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Apr 09 2019

52mins

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Rank #4: Ep.38: Game of Thrones - 805 - Instacast

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Game of Thrones' penultimate episode, "The Bells," was either one of the coolest things you've ever seen or a sure sign that HBO has completely lost control of George R.R. Martin's incomparable realm. 

Old scores were settled, true natures were revealed, and the entire CGI budget was spent. Gene Lyons loved it. Dick Ebert threw his hands up in frustration. And meme makers had a field day.

Catch the Instacast now, then tell us what you think at hosts@shatontv.com

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May 13 2019

23mins

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Rank #5: Ep.12: Game of Thrones - 704 - Instacast

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Amid the freakishly delicious torrent of dragon fire and Dothraki blood showers, Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 revealed volumes about Arya Stark's lethal abilities, Brandon Stark's transformation, Cersei's future plans, and the blossoming bond between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. It was an episode so grand, not even Internet pirates could sink it.

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Aug 07 2017

28mins

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Rank #6: Ep.32: Game of Thrones - 803 - Instacast

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We survived the Battle of Winterfell ... well, most of us. As flames illuminated the darkness, we cheered. As heroes turned to one another for help, we cried. "The Long Night" was dynamic, exciting, dizzying, and maybe a touch too convenient. 

"Game of Thrones" Season 8 Episode 3 shifted effortlessly from action, to drama, to horror, to parable. Hear our immediate thoughts while we prepare for Tuesday's Deep Dive. VALAR DOHAERIS!

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Apr 29 2019

32mins

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Rank #7: Ep.13: Game of Thrones - 704 - The Spoils of War

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Game of Thrones' shortest episode births the longest On The Throne Deep Dive as we catalog a treasure trove of callbacks in "The Spoils of War." Gene lists three battles he believes were better than the dragon attack at Blackwater Rush, and Rog happily counters.

Does Game of Thrones suddenly have a problem killing beloved characters? Is Littlefinger the Severus Snape of Westeros? What does "chaos is a ladder" mean, and how far to Bran's powers go? We answer all those questions, plus dig into who the Golden Company are, whether Tyrion and Daenerys are growing apart, and how the Dothraki caught up with the Lannisters so quickly (they didn't.)

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Aug 09 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #8: Ep.22: Game of Thrones - 707 - The Dragon and The Wolf

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Game of Thrones Season 7 is in our rearview mirror, but unsettling questions lurk in the back seat. Will Theon catch up with Euron? Will Tyrion side with Cersei? Do the living stand a chance against the dead? Join us to take count of the weapons each side has, plus dive deeper into Qyburn's mind. Be sure to catch the end of this episode to learn how you can vote for our inaugural Thronie Awards.

Vote On The Thronies: https://shatontv.com/thronies

Listen To Roger's New Project: https://www.acast.com/reelspoilers/bonus-showspoilers01gameofthroness07e07?seek=0&autoplay=true

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Aug 30 2017

54mins

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Rank #9: Ep.33: Game of Thrones - 803 - The Long Night

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"The Long Night," Game of Thrones' third episode of Season 8, delivered the longest battle scene ever filmed and forever changed the landscape of Westeros. For every fan of the action and drama, there was an equal fan asking important questions about convenience, strategy, and faithfulness to the world of George R.R. Martin created.

Put on your scuba suits, Deep Divers, we're plunging to depths we've never attempted before as Dick Ebert uses his combat engineer experience to compare Jon Snow's military tactics to U.S. Army Field Manual recommendations. Find out where the trebuchets should have been placed, why the trench was a disaster, and how paint could have protected Rhaegal and Drogon.

Read Full: THE BATTLE OF WINTERFELL: A TACTICAL ANALYSIS

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Read Full: Game Of Thrones The Siege Of Winterfell: A Military Strategist Takes A Look

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Meanwhile, Gene Lyons goes full fanboy as he defends "Game of Thrones" against the naysayers, reports from behind the scenes at HBO, and explains how his Macbook is the real Lord of Light.

This is the podcast for anyone who thought "The Long Night" was visually tough to follow, championed the wrong hero, was overly simple, suffered from military blunders, or provided too much plot armor for beloved characters. Join us for that conversation.

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Apr 30 2019

56mins

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Rank #10: Ep.09: Game of Thrones - 703 - Instacast

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Just when you thought Tyrion had it all figured out, Game of Thrones flips the script and puts nearly all the cards in Cercei's hands. Get immediate reactions to Season 7, Episode 3: "The Queen's Justice," including Jon Snow's landing at Dragonstone, the Lannisters' cunning scheme, and Olenna's badass farewell. Also, hear Gene sing your favorites from "The Little Mermaid."

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Jul 31 2017

32mins

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Rank #11: Ep.41: Game of Thrones - 806 - Instacast

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Game of Thrones' series finale, "The Iron Throne," felt like two episodes wrapped in one. Maybe even two TV shows wrapped in one. There was the somber, sobering examination of absolute power corrupting absolutely, and there was the saccharine sweet series of farewells to our favorite characters that prevent a civil war.

But in the end, we got some answers a decade in the making. Who would sit on the throne? Would there be a throne? What would Arya do when the killing was over? Could anyone defeat a queen with Unsullied, Dothraki, and a dragon at her disposal? Where the hell is Yara? And did Robin Arryn die?

Have a quick listen to the Instacast, recorded immediately after the series finale punched in the gut while trying to tickle our funny bones. You're a weird one, Episode 6.

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May 20 2019

21mins

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Rank #12: Ep.03: Game of Thrones - 701 - Instacast

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Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere united our favorite characters and brought some lesser-knowns to the spotlight. We got one last chance to hate Walder Frey, one fresh chance to cringe at Ed Sheeran, and we learned to cheer for Euron Greyjoy (and his two good hands).

Listen to this quick-take Instacast and prepare for Tuesday Game of Thrones Deep Dive.

Also, holy crap, white walker giants.

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Jul 17 2017

29mins

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Rank #13: Ep.39: Game of Thrones - 805 - The Bells

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"The Bells" should have been the triumphant climax for "Game of Thrones." It was the battle we all were waiting for. The good guys finally made it to King's Landing, and justice would be done.

But "Game of Thrones" Season 8, Episode 5 gave fans something different: a look at the horrors of war, the power of legacy, and the unsatisfying end to some of our favorite characters.

Sunday was the day many viewers said "enough," but a small contingent said, "Let's take a second look." And some even said, "We don't want justice. We want destruction."

Join Gene Lyons and Dick Ebert as they debate whether Daenerys is truly a Mad Queen or simply a brutal conqueror who is perfectly sane. Examine which deaths were deserved and what happens now that the fires have turned to ash. Learn more about character arcs and why some of them feel less gratifying than others.

And, of course, we've gotta talk about that Euron's and Jaime's Knife Party at The Cove.

Watch Big D's Top Gun Mashup

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May 14 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #14: Ep.35: Game of Thrones - 804 - Instacast

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"The Last of The Starks" mixed Game of Thrones Season 8's huge scale and intimate conversation with something we haven't seen in a while: cutthroat political jockeying and deep questions of identity.

What does family mean? Who is best to take the throne? At what point does savior become tyrant? When did the show turn into Scorpion City?

Find out what drinking games taught us, why Sansa told Tyrion the secret that's not really a secret anymore, and who's where on the map as we head into Episode 5.

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May 06 2019

34mins

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Rank #15: Ep.04: Game of Thrones - 701 - Dragonstone

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Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere traded grand action for deep symbolism and internal conflict. Learn more about the history of the Catspaw Blade seen in Samwell's research. Explore Bran's premonitions and what they mean for Winterfell. Dissect John Snow's conflict and cohesion with Sansa Stark. We'll also talk about how The Wall might fall, how the show might end, and whether The Hound's firelight visions could spell Clegane Bowl 2017.

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Jul 18 2017

45mins

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Rank #16: Ep.26: Game of Thrones - 801 - Instacast

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After nearly two years of waiting Game of Thrones returns with the first episode of its final season. All our favorite characters meet in familiar settings and viewers finally get the reunions and reckonings they've been waiting for.

Will the northerners accept a Targaryens as queen? Will John Recognize Arya and Bran after being separated so long? Is the Hound still pretty ugly? Get the roll call run down and our first reactions to the shows final season premier in this weeks instacast and come back Tuesday for our season premier deep dive for Game of Thrones Season 8 Premier, "Winterfell". 

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Apr 15 2019

24mins

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Rank #17: Ep.19: Game of Thrones - 706 - Beyond the Wall

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"Beyond The Wall" has longtime Game of Thrones fans up in arms about the far-fetched action and wandering storylines. But can some of the spectacle be explained? Gene takes a stab at explaining the Top 10 WTF Moments of Season 7, Episode 6 in this Deep Dive Solo Pod Special. Also, take a deeper look at some of the powerful dialogue and ponder this question: Is Game of Thrones hurting itself by trying to outdo itself?

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Aug 23 2017

30mins

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Rank #18: Ep.27: Game of Thrones - 801 - Winterfell

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If you thought "Winterfell" was a slow start to Game of Thrones Season 8, you weren't paying attention. Between the emotional reunions and Alladin-esque dragon dates, HBO's flagship series outlined all the alliances forming as the living make their last stand. And how each alliance might fail.

Episode 1 also gave glimpses of how the good guys can win. We'll outline the secret weapons, powerful assets, and key strategies Jon Snow and Co. will need to survive against staggering odds.

Big D maps out his military advice for the Battle of Winterfell, and Gene Lyons explains the significance of the Night King's Smalljon Umber wall art at Last Hearth.

Who is the "old friend" Bran is waiting for in Winterfell's courtyard? The episode closes with the arrival of Jaime Lannister, but it could be someone else. Someone like family.

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Apr 16 2019

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Rank #19: Ep.20: Game of Thrones - 706 - The Small Council

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We just saw a dragon die, but most Game of Thrones viewers want to talk about Arya threatening Sansa or Jon Snow's blossoming romance with Daeaerys. Of course, there's also analysis of the Night King's dragon trap and more on this week's Small Council covering Episode 6: "Beyond The Wall."

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Aug 24 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #20: Ep.14: Game of Thrones - 704 - The Small Council

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Did Jon Snow already bend the knee? Will Tyrion be the next to die? What will happen to Jaime Lannister, and what's the connection between Khal Drogo and Drogon?

This weeks' On The Throne Small Council explores these Game of Thrones viewer emails after Season 7's most thrilling episode yet. We'll also discuss why characters always are getting shafted through the back, who Littlefinger really cares about, and why a U.S. Army tank crewman believes Scorpion really could shoot down a dragon.

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Aug 10 2017

56mins

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