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A Cast of Kings - A Game of Thrones Podcast

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A quasi-weekly discussion of the plots, themes and highlights of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Your hosts Dave Chen (The /Filmcast and The Tobolowsky Files) and Joanna Robinson (contributor for VanityFair.com) will dish up both praise and criticism and will try not to sound too pompous if the book was better. Questions, comments, oaths of fealty? Email acastofkings@gmail.com

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A quasi-weekly discussion of the plots, themes and highlights of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Your hosts Dave Chen (The /Filmcast and The Tobolowsky Files) and Joanna Robinson (contributor for VanityFair.com) will dish up both praise and criticism and will try not to sound too pompous if the book was better. Questions, comments, oaths of fealty? Email acastofkings@gmail.com

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Love the podcast

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I love your dynamic and hope you two work together on something else!

Thorough

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One of the most insightful of the many many podcasts covering GoT

iTunes Ratings

3083 Ratings
Average Ratings
2183
250
137
156
357

Love the podcast

By b_sylvia - Jun 23 2019
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I love your dynamic and hope you two work together on something else!

Thorough

By cshudson1975 - Jun 14 2019
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One of the most insightful of the many many podcasts covering GoT

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A Cast of Kings - A Game of Thrones Podcast

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A quasi-weekly discussion of the plots, themes and highlights of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Your hosts Dave Chen (The /Filmcast and The Tobolowsky Files) and Joanna Robinson (contributor for VanityFair.com) will dish up both praise and criticism and will try not to sound too pompous if the book was better. Questions, comments, oaths of fealty? Email acastofkings@gmail.com

2: A Cast of Kings S4E02 – The Lion and the Rose

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Joanna and Dave discuss the second episode of season 4 of Game of Thrones, “The Lion and the Rose.” Thanks to our sponsor for this week, Hover.

E-mail us and let us know your thoughts on the season at acastofkings@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at gameofthronespodcast.com. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and like us on Facebook.

Apr 14 2014

1hr 21mins

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9: A Cast of Kings S3E09 – The Rains of Castamere

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Joanna and Dave discuss the ninth episode of season 3 of Game of Thrones, “The Rains of Castamere.” Be sure to read Myles McNutt and Alan Sepinwall’s recaps of the episode, as well as George R. R. Martin’s reaction to the episode (and his real reaction). Thanks to our sponsor for this week, the Midwest Film Nerds.

E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at acastofkings@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at gameofthronespodcast.com. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and like us on Facebook.

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Jun 03 2013

2hr 5mins

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A Cast of Kings S6E10 – The Winds of Winter

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the tenth episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones,  “The Winds of Winter.” Thanks to Adam Wells from the Beyond The Shield podcast for his help in putting this ep together. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and be […] The post A Cast of Kings S6E10 – The Winds of Winter appeared first on /Film. 

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Jun 28 2016

1hr 40mins

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A Cast of Kings S6E01 – The Red Woman

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss first episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones,  “The Red Woman.”  Thanks to textline.com for sponsoring us this week! Go to textline.com/castofkings to get an additional month of free service. Thanks to Adam Wells from the Beyond The Shield podcast for his help in putting […] The post A Cast of Kings S6E01 – The Red Woman appeared first on /Film. 

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Apr 26 2016

1hr 17mins

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A Cast of Kings S6E05 – The Door

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss fifth episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones,  “The Door.”  Thanks to Helpspot for sponsoring us this week! Go to helpspot.com/kings and use the promo code “kings” to get 10% off for life. Thanks to Adam Wells from the Beyond The Shield podcast for his help in […] The post A Cast of Kings S6E05 – The Door appeared first on /Film. 

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May 24 2016

1hr 41mins

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3: A Cast of Kings S2E03 – What Is Dead May Never Die

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A Cast of Kings is a podcast featuring recaps and reviews of each week’s episode of HBO’s Game of  Thrones. This week, Joanna and Dave discuss the second season’s third episode, “What Is Dead May Never Die.”

E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at acastofkings@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at gameofthronespodcast.com. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes!

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Apr 16 2012

38mins

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3: A Cast of Kings S4E03 – Breaker of Chains

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Joanna and Dave discuss the third episode of season 4 of Game of Thrones, “Breaker of Chains.” Thanks to our sponsor for this week, Screeners Podcast. Be sure to read Alex Graves’ comments on this episode, as well George R. R. Martin’s remarks. E-mail us and let us know your thoughts on the season at acastofkings@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at gameofthronespodcast.com. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and like us on Facebook
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Apr 21 2014

1hr 30mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E04 - The Spoils of War

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Joanna and David discuss the fourth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, "The Spoils of War." Be sure to check out Joanna's article about Arya's fight. Thanks to Blade Geer for performing today's song. You can download this week's song here. Thanks to Wikirascals.com for creating our podcast art.

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Aug 08 2017

1hr 49mins

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4: A Cast of Kings S2E04 – Garden of Bones

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A Cast of Kings is a podcast featuring recaps and reviews of each week’s episode of HBO’s Game of  Thrones. This week, Joanna and Dave discuss the second season’s fourth episode, “Garden of Bones.”

E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at acastofkings@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at gameofthronespodcast.com. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes!

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Apr 24 2012

46mins

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10: A Cast of Kings S4E10 – The Children

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Joanna and David discuss the tenth episode of season 4 of Game of Thrones, “The Children.” Thanks to our sponsor for this week, The Midwest Film Nerds Podcast. Click here to vote on “A Cast of Kings” T-shirt slogan, and also learn how you can get David to release the rest of his reaction video.

If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and like us on Facebook.

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Jun 17 2014

1hr 26mins

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8: A Cast of Kings S4E08 – The Mountain and the Viper

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Joanna and David discuss the eighth episode of season 4 of Game of Thrones, “The Mountain and the Viper.” Thanks to our sponsor for this week, Pat Sponaugle. Be sure to read up on this episode’s callback joke, plus check out reaction shots of a dubious nature.

If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and like us on Facebook.

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Jun 03 2014

1hr 26mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E06 - Beyond the Wall

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Joanna and David discuss the sixth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, "North of the Wall." Be sure to read Joanna's recap of the episode, Alison Herman's recap of the episode, and Jacob Hall's recap of the episode.

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Aug 22 2017

1hr 38mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E05 - Eastwatch

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Joanna and David discuss the fifth episode of season seven of Game of Thrones. Be sure to check out Joanna's recap of things you might have missed and Jacob's review of the episode.

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Aug 15 2017

1hr 32mins

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A Cast of Kings S6E09 – Battle of the Bastards

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the ninth episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones,  “Battle of the Bastards.” Thanks to Adam Wells from the Beyond The Shield podcast for his help in putting this ep together. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and be […] The post A Cast of Kings S6E09 – Battle of the Bastards appeared first on /Film. 

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Jun 21 2016

1hr 17mins

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A Cast of Kings S6E02 – Home

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss second episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones,  “Home.” Be sure to read Joanna’s pieces about the easter eggs in this episode, and why dead characters should stay dead. Thanks to textline.com for sponsoring us this week! Go to textline.com/castofkings to get an additional month of […] The post A Cast of Kings S6E02 – Home appeared first on /Film. 

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May 03 2016

1hr 31mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E07 - The Dragon and the Wolf

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Joanna and David discuss the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, "The Dragon and the Wolf." 

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Aug 29 2017

1hr 28mins

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A Cast of Kings S6E04 – Book of the Stranger

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss fourth episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones,  “Book of the Stranger.” Be sure to read Joanna’s article on whether the last 4 years of Dany’s storyline were a waste of time. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and be […] The post A Cast of Kings S6E04 – Book of the Stranger appeared first on /Film. 

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May 17 2016

1hr 23mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E01 - Dragonstone

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In this episode of "A Cast of Kings," Joanna and David discuss the season premiere of seventh season of Game of Thrones,  "Dragonstone." Read Joanna's recap of this episode, Jacob's recap of the episode, and see how Tyrion's hair has changed over time.

If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on the show

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Jul 18 2017

1hr 24mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E03 - The Queen's Justice

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David and Joanna recap the third episode of this season's Game of Thrones, "The Queen's Justice." Check out Joanna's pieces on this week's episode

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Aug 01 2017

1hr 36mins

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4: A Cast of Kings S4E04 – Oathkeeper

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Joanna and David discuss the fourth episode of season 4 of Game of Thrones, “Oathkeeper.” Thanks to our sponsor for this week, Hover. Be sure to read why this episode of Game of Thrones changed the rules forever, and why we process rape and murder differently. Also, check out these tunes.
If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and like us on Facebook.

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Apr 28 2014

1hr 20mins

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A Tale of Two Succession Podcasts

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Joanna and Dave are each launching Succession podcasts! In this bonus episode, they discuss what they've been up to since Game of Thrones ended and why you should be watching the HBO Original series Succession.

Aug 07 2019

12mins

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7: A Cast of Kings - Series Retrospective

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David Chen and Joanna Robinson reflect on this epic, touching, improbable, and divisive series that is Game of Thrones, plus this podcast that they created to accompany it. Thank you all for listening.

Music in this episode comes from Jenny Owen Youngs. To download today’s song plus to hear/download more of her original Game of Thrones music, go to Buffering the Vampire Slayer
Subscribe to David’s new podcast -  Culturally Relevant - where he talks with authors, filmmakers, and other culturally relevant figures. You can also listen to his other podcasts Slashfilmcast and Write Along
Listen to Joanna's other podcasts Storm of Spoilers (currently discussing Lost), Still Watching (currently discussing Big Little Lies), and Little Gold Men

Thanks to our sponsors this week: Upstart, Casper, Postmates, and Daily Harvest. 
  • For a limited time, get $100 of free Postmate delivery credit for your first seven days of Download the Postmate app and use the code “COK” 
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May 28 2019

2hr 8mins

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6: A Cast of Kings S8E6 - The Iron Throne

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It’s the final page of A Song of Ice and Fire. David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the finale of the HBO series Game of Thrones, “The Iron Throne.” Catch the analysis of the ending by Ben and Jacob of Slashfilm here. Read Joanna’s article on how Lord of the Rings predicted the ending of Game of Thrones here, and the show's original pitch to HBO here. Read George R.R. Martin’s 2014 interview in the Rolling Stone. And look at how Martin had envisioned the real iron throne here.
Listen and subscribe to David’s new podcast -  Culturally Relevant - where he talks with authors, filmmakers, and other culturally relevant figures. Find his other podcasts Slashfilmcast and Write Along here.

Listen to Joanna's other podcasts Storm of Spoilers (currently rewatching Lost), Still Watching (currently on Big Little Lies) , and Vanity Fair's Little Gold Men
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May 21 2019

1hr 44mins

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5: A Cast of Kings S8E5 - The Bells

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All bell breaks loose. David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the fifth episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “The Bells.” Catch the Slashfilm Daily recap of the divisive episode here. Read the post on Medium about why pop culture fans feel threatened by disagreement here. Read Joanna's article about why Dany's turn feels like a betrayal. 
Watch David’s original meme Snickers ad here
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Thanks to our sponsor this week: Hunt A Killer, Upstart, and Postmates.
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May 14 2019

1hr 53mins

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4: A Cast of Kings S8E4 - The Last of the Starks

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The battle may have ended but the war for the throne is just about to start. David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the fourth episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks.” Catch Ben and Jacob’s recap of the show on Slashfilm here. Read about Jamie’s baffling choice to leave Winterfell here.

Music in this episode comes from Jenny Owen Youngs, musician and co-host of the podcast Buffering the Vampire Slayer. Listen to the all the tracks that Jenny has written for A Cast of Kings here.

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Thanks to our sponsor this week: Daily Harvest, Molekule and Simple Contacts. 
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May 07 2019

2hr 1min

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3: A Cast of Kings S8E3 - The Long Night

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Brace yourself for an endless night.  David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the third episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “The Long Night.” Read about how the battle may have been literally too dark on Vanity Fair. Learn about how Game of Thrones taught us to want death by Willa Paskin.  Read Jacob Hall’s thoughts of the episode on Slashfilm here
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Thanks to our sponsors this week: Postmate, Hunt A Killer, and Upstart. 
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Apr 30 2019

1hr 53mins

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2: A Cast of Kings S8E2 - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

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It’s the night before the storm.  David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the second episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” Find out about the meaning behind Podrick’s song here. Read Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson’s recap of the episode here
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Apr 23 2019

1hr 44mins

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1: A Cast of Kings S8E1 - Winterfell

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It’s the beginning of the end!  David Chen and Joanna Robinson dive into the first episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “Winterfell.” Listen to David and Joanna’s recent interview on NPR All Things Considered. Read Joanna’s Vanity Fair article on the Easter eggs in the season premiere, and see her profile in the San Francisco Chronicle. 
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Apr 16 2019

1hr 34mins

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A Cast of Kings - Season 8 Preview

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A Cast of Kings is coming back! In this episode, David Chen and Joanna Robinson discuss how they've been rewatching the show and talk about the plotlines they're most looking forward to in the next season. Learn more about why Game of Thrones might be the last show we'll watch together.

Apr 09 2019

56mins

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A Cast of Kings - Off-Season Update

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In this special bonus episode of A Cast of Kings, Joanna Robinson and David Chen discuss some off-season developments that have happened in the past week, including George RR Martin's interview with The Guardian and the new teaser trailer. Check out Joanna's interview with George RR Martin and stay tuned for the new season of the show and podcacst in April 2019. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Nov 14 2018

45mins

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9: A Cast of Kings Season 7 Review

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Joanna and David discuss details they missed from the season 7 finale and review listener feedback about the whole season.

Thanks to Buffering The Vampire Slayer for producing this week's song. Learn more about them at Bufferingthevampireslayer.com/got.

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Sep 06 2017

1hr 2mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E07 - The Dragon and the Wolf

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Joanna and David discuss the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, "The Dragon and the Wolf." 

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Aug 29 2017

1hr 28mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E06 - Beyond the Wall

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Joanna and David discuss the sixth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, "North of the Wall." Be sure to read Joanna's recap of the episode, Alison Herman's recap of the episode, and Jacob Hall's recap of the episode.

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Aug 22 2017

1hr 38mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E05 - Eastwatch

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Joanna and David discuss the fifth episode of season seven of Game of Thrones. Be sure to check out Joanna's recap of things you might have missed and Jacob's review of the episode.

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Aug 15 2017

1hr 32mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E04 - The Spoils of War

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Joanna and David discuss the fourth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, "The Spoils of War." Be sure to check out Joanna's article about Arya's fight. Thanks to Blade Geer for performing today's song. You can download this week's song here. Thanks to Wikirascals.com for creating our podcast art.

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Aug 08 2017

1hr 49mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E03 - The Queen's Justice

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David and Joanna recap the third episode of this season's Game of Thrones, "The Queen's Justice." Check out Joanna's pieces on this week's episode

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Aug 01 2017

1hr 36mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E02 - Stormborn

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In this episode of "A Cast of Kings," Joanna and David discuss the second episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones,  "Stormborn." Read Joanna's recap of the episode and listen to this week's intro song at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/got.

Our sponsor this week is iBooks, where you can find an exclusive version of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones: Enhanced Editions at apple.co/gameofthrones.

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Jul 25 2017

1hr 34mins

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A Cast of Kings S7E01 - Dragonstone

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In this episode of "A Cast of Kings," Joanna and David discuss the season premiere of seventh season of Game of Thrones,  "Dragonstone." Read Joanna's recap of this episode, Jacob's recap of the episode, and see how Tyrion's hair has changed over time.

If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on the show

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Jul 18 2017

1hr 24mins

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Live from Con of Thrones: The Ghosts of Westeros Panel

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At this year's Con of Thrones, Joanna Robinson and David Chen from "A Cast of Kings" were honored to moderate the "Ghosts of Westeros" panel and chat with many of the actors who played beloved characters that met a brutal end on the show.

Here is the Con of Thrones schedule described the panel:

Though their characters may not be walking around Westeros anymore, Game of Thrones is still a big part of these actors' lives. Hear about what it was like to discover their characters were meeting their ends, what it's like to be part of the Game of Thrones phenomenon, and what they're up to now.Thanks again to 
Con of Thrones for allowing us to participate and providing the audio for this panel. Thanks also to The Manimals for letting us use "Good" as the intro song for this episode. Find more of the Manimals music at Manimals.band.

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Jul 11 2017

1hr 4mins

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Announcing Peaks TV – a Twin Peaks podcast we are Kickstarting

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Joanna and David are launching a new podcast to cover the upcoming season of Twin Peaks on Showtime! To help us Kickstart this project into existence, please go to www.peakstv.com. Download the episode or play below: The post Announcing Peaks TV – a Twin Peaks podcast we are Kickstarting appeared first on /Film. 

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May 01 2017

35mins

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