Rank #1: Game of Thrones: S8E1 - Book to Show
Edited audio from the livestream on Weds April 17th 2019. Ashaya, Aziz and Lady Gwyn of Radio Westeros discuss the first episode and its many implications for ASOIAF!
Rank #2: The Winds of Winter: Vale Preview Chapter (mega spoilers)
Ashaya & Aziz devour this chapter as if it were a 12 foot tall lemon cake threatened by a pimply gingerlad.
Rank #3: Game of Thrones: S8E1 - Show Only Review
Edited audio from the livestream on April 14th 2019. Sean and Aziz discuss the first episode of the final season!
Rank #4: House Manderly: Part 1 - Blood of the Merling
...a thousand years ago... We explore the double backstory of House Manderly, the ancient realm in the south where they came to be, and the ancient realm in the north where they reside and prosper now.
Rank #5: The Crypts of Winterfell
Explore the dark and ancient past of House Stark and Winterfell. The statues, the history, the dreams, Bael the Bard, skinchangers, direwolves, dragons, the fires of the earth and so much more.
Rank #6: The Tragedy of Summerhall
Ashaya and Aziz delve deep into the mysteries of Summerhall. What went wrong, who caused it, prophecies, dragon eggs, death and destruction... this episode has it all.
Rank #7: Release Date: Mother Rhoyne, Game Streams & Wondery's American Scandal
Contains release dates for the first Nymeria episode, our next House Hoare playthrough livestream, and a promo for Wondery's American Scandal.
Rank #8: Blackfyre Rebellions: Part 8 - Bloodraven 2
This one covers Bloodraven's time as Hand up to the point where he takes the Black. A full accounting of the reigns of Aerys I and Maekar, plus Aerion Brightflame, Daeron the Drunkard, Egg, Maester Aemon, Blackfyres and so much more including the discovery of the Prince That Was Promised prophecy. Big thanks to Camille Stoner and Valkyrist (who you can catch on the Vassals of Kingsgrave pod) for the voices, and to all the art contributors.
Rank #9: Blackfyre Rebellions: Part 7 - Bloodraven
A long time coming, the first of three! From his birth to the death of Daeron II in 209.
Rank #10: Asshai-by-the-Shadow
A look at this most ancient of cities, the legend of Azor Ahai, and the origin of dragons. With special guest LmL!
Rank #11: Religion & Magic: Part 2 - Weirwoods (spoilers)
A deep look into the bloody eyes and mouths of the Heart Trees. Are the trees a conduit of the Old Gods or are the trees themselves the Old Gods? Bran's chapters give us endless clues, but there are also hidden references elsewhere. We bring it all together and break it all down.
Rank #12: Religion & Magic: Part 1 - The Comet (spoilers)
History of Westeros new series on Religion & Magic kicks off with the great comet, a sign interpreted by many and seen by all. Was it sent by the gods or is it a sign that magic and dragons have returned? Whatever the meaning, there will be blood and fire. Ashaya and Aziz give an overview of what to expect in the series while asking a bunch of tough questions. Particular attention is paid to parallels between various supernatural elements found throughout the books.
Rank #13: House Dayne: Part 2 - History and Lore
Aziz and special guest Lucifer Means Lightbringer discuss the mystical and ancient side of House Dayne. Dawn (is it Lightbringer?), Sword of the Morning (who decides?), the castles of Starfall and High Hermitage... and plenty more!
Rank #14: Why We Love: The Age of Heroes
Edited audio from the livestream on June 14th 2018. The just-announced HBO pilot set during the Age of Heroes gives us a great reason to talk about that epic era and how it might look on TV. Aziz, Ash, LuciferMeansLightbringer and JoeMagician and chat about this exciting news!
Rank #15: The Great Empire of the Dawn
The Long Night, Azor Ahai, Strange Stone, Dragonlords, the Amethyst Empiress & ancient bloodlines. This joint episode w/Mythical Astronomy of Ice & Fire has it all! Check out LmL's show at: lucifermeanslightbringer.com
Rank #16: The Winds of Winter: The Battle of Ice (mega spoilers)
Ashaya and Aziz are joined by guest Jeff Hartline (Wars and Politics of ASOIAF blog) for this 3 part series on The Battle of Ice. Part 1 is dedicated to unraveling the complex political situation in the North. There are Houses with compelled loyalty secretly plotting revenge, while loyal armies face the winds of winter. Each house of note is discussed, as well as the key players.
Rank #17: Religion & Magic: Part 3 - Weirwood Tour (spoilers)
The episode features themes of blood and ancestry, as weirwoods tend to be inextricably tied to the surrounding area, both physically and culturally. Given the broad scope of this topic, quite a variety of related subjects come up. Heart tree-murdering Melisandre makes an appearance or two, the Wall is discussed as well as several members of House Stark and some very out of the way places youÃ?Â¢??ve barely heard of. We go from Beyond the Wall to the far south, considering not just where the weirwoods are, but where they might have been in the past. Given that there are so many places left unseen in the story, we make educated guesses where other trees might be. This isnÃ?Â¢??t just about where the trees are, thoughÃ?Â¢?Ã?Â¦ The absence of weirwoods can be as conspicuous as the most grotesque Heart Tree face.
Rank #18: The Shadow of Summerhall: Aerys & Rhaegar (spoilers)
This episode delves deep into Aerys, Rhaegar and other characters who were impacted by Summerhall. There's talk of how the Mad King could wreak havoc on the Seven Kingdoms even now...
Rank #19: History on Blood and Fire
A special episode! This is a collaboration with Daniele Bolelli of the History on Fire podcast. We chat about a wide variety of real world historical influences on A Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire.
Rank #20: Plots: Oldtown & The Citadel (spoilers)
An analysis of Oldtown and the Maesters through A Dance With Dragons.