Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Game of Thrones Podcast

When friend of the show, former writer for 538, and current mind behind Numlock News, Walt Hickey, asks to guest and cover Maniac, you have him guest and you cover Netflix’s Maniac. Walt, Ivan, and Red cover Justin Theroux’s acting choices, Norwegian comedies, and of course New York Public Transit!!!

Direct download: 2018-10-15_BGaS_Episode_313_WYSBW_Maniac.mp3
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We take a listener request and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Mulan, which Red had not seen until a month ago. Ivan & Red discuss Great Walls, the sage and humble brilliance of the rich & powerful, and dating advice from Speed 2.

Direct download: 2018-10-08_BGaS_Episode_312_WYSBW_Mulan.mp3
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What if HBO made a Sherlock series and half the world didn’t notice? Ivan & Red look into the HBO Asia production, Miss Sherlock. Available through HBO Now/Go, this Japanese production is a must watch for Sherlock fans.

Direct download: 2018-10-01_BGaS_Episode_311_WYSBW_Miss_Sherlock.mp3
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Ivan & Red continue their deep dive into the Amazon content factory. Maya Rudolph & Fred Armisen joined forces with former Parks & Rec writers to form a high concept Relamedy (relationship/drama/comedy) and that project is Amazon’s Forever.

Direct download: 2018-09-24_BGaS_Episode_310_WYSBW_Forever.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Action’s most generic beta-male has found a new platform as an Amazon dot com prestige tv show, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Ivan & Red talk the comments, Bunk, a thousand 9/11’s, Blake Snyder’s new screenwriting book, and “Call From The Jet”.

Direct download: 2018-09-10_BGaS_Episode_309_WYSBW_Tom_Clancys_Jack_Ryan.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Ivan & Red both love Ron Perlman, Garret Dillahunt, and prestige streaming so what could go wrong when a listener suggests they watch Amazon’s Hand of God?! A lot of things, dear listener.

Direct download: 2018-09-03_BGaS_Episode_308_WYSBW_Hand_of_God.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Grab a smoothie at Onion Julius and get ready for some medieval times as Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Disenchantment. They discuss their own experiences with the Groeningverse from Life in Hell, up through The Simpsons & Futurama and ultimately discuss where Disenchantment fits in.

Direct download: 2018-08-27_BGaS_Episode_307_WYSBW_Disenchantment.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

In the wake of Infinity Wars’s record breaking run the entertainment industry has figured out the formula: CINEMATIC UNIVERSES!!! People LOVE THEM!!!!!! Ivan & Red are here to talk the SKCU (Stephen King Cinematic Universe) in Hulu’s Castle Rock. They’re introduced to an intriguing world and a bunch of characters who are certain to produce compelling television for nine tenths of the series before plunging headless into a lake.

Direct download: 2018-08-20_BGaS_Episode_306_WYSBW_Castle_Rock.mp3
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If you loved Scottish billionaire jerk in Westworld you’re going to love Scottish billionaire jerk in HBO’s Succession. Ivan & Red are here to talk Igby, Cameron, and the rest of the Roys.

Direct download: 2018-08-13_BGaS_Episode_305_WYSBW_Succession.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Imagine a world where instead of the diminutive 6'9" Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson portraying The Mountain, Game of Thrones had featured the 500 lb, 7’4” André René Roussimoff also known in American Wrestling as André the Giant. Ivan & Red are here to talk Giants, wrestling, and promoters who are definitely lizard people.

Direct download: 2018-08-05_BGaS_Episode_304_WYSBW_Andre_the_Giant.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

If you’re missing Game of Thrones, AMC’s The Terror features Edmure Tully AND Mance Rayder, with Mad Men’s Lane Price thrown in for good measure. Ivan & Red are here to watch the crew of this historical ship (and it’s sister ship, Erebus, named after a Greek God of Darkness) work together and make their way safely home.

Direct download: 2018-07-30_BGaS_Episode_303_WYSBW_The_Terror.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Season one of GLOW (The Glorious Ladies of Wrestling) was a perfect season, but Ivan & Red are here to see if the second season can live up to the hype.

Direct download: 2018-07-23_BGaS_Episode_302_WYSBW_GLOW_Season_2.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

After last week’s Ready Player One episode, Ivan & Red were praying to the old gods and the new for some Sharp Objects, and HBO was happy to provide a new Amy Adams vehicle, the best of all worlds.

Direct download: 2018-07-16_BGaS_Episode_301_WYSBW_Sharp_Objects.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:27pm PDT

If you don’t think we love our patrons, you’re incorrect. You’ve asked, and Ivan & Red were prepared to Jump into a full episode on Steven Spielberg’s opus of self-abuse based on the Ernest Cline novel, Ready Player One.

Direct download: 2018-07-09_BGaS_Episode_300_WYSBW_Ready_Player_One.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

With Westworld Season 2 finished, we’re back discussing HUMAN assassins. Ivan & Red discuss the Sandra Oh (Gray's Anatomy, Sideways, Arli$$) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, L3-37 in Solo, Broadchurch) vehicle, Killing Eve.

Direct download: 2018-07-02_BGaS_Episode_299_WYSBW_Killing_Eve.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Our Westworld recap episodes will be ONLY in our Westworld specific feed: “Doesn’t Sound like Anything to Me”.

 

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“Reunion” is up for discussion as both Westworld and Ivan & Red get into the groove of season 2. Maeve & Dolores meet up and catch up on what’s happened since they last met at Sweetwater and William meets both Lawrence and El Lazo, plus a heap of sweet sweet world-building.

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Category:tv -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

“No Man’s Land, Part Two”, Season 1 Episode 10 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red talk the season finale that has everyone asking who’s really in charge here.

Direct download: 2018-04-29_BGaS_Episode_298_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x10.mp3
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Ivan & Red discuss the season two premiere “Journey Into Night”, including Red’s experience at the SF premiere. Starting next week, we’ll be moving our Westworld specific feed, you can make sure you don’t miss an episode by clicking HERE. Support us on patreon or rate and review “Doesn’t Sound like Anything to Me” on Apple Podcasts or Google Play!!

Direct download: 2018-04-23_dslatm-014.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:31pm PDT

“No Man’s Land, Part One”, Season 1 Episode 9 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red dive into the classic two part finale format. We finally figure what Angel Eyes, Ringleader, and Glasses are up to, and we discuss Harry Lloyd’s awe-inspiring ability to portray pathetic incompetence.

Direct download: 2018-04-18_BGaS_Episode_297_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x09.mp3
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It’s been over 16 months since the last episode of Westworld aired, so Ivan & Red re-watched all ten episodes and get you caught up on what’s happening across Ford’s park.

Direct download: 2018-04-17_BGaS_Episode_299_WYSBW_Westworld_2x00.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:06pm PDT

“Love The Lie”, Season 1 Episode 8 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red find out what happened to Aldrich Prime (or DID they) and yell at the naive consumption of soup. JK Simmons joins his most compelling co-star.

Direct download: 2018-04-16_BGaS_Episode_296_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

“The Sincerest Form of Flattery”, Season 1 Episode 7 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red   get the Clare-ification they’ve desired since the first episode of this brilliant show. Somehow an episode with no J.K. Simmons or Sara Serraiocco manages to be one of the most fascinating of the series! GO GET IT. COUNTERPART.

Direct download: 2018-04-09_BGaS_Episode_295_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

“Act Like You've Been Here Before”, Season 1 Episode 6 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red   talk personal time dilation, the most upsetting thing any Harry Lloyd character has ever done, Baldwin’s Manic Pixie Dream Barista, and dueling revelations.

Direct download: 2018-04-02_BGaS_Episode_294_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x06.mp3
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Shaking the Tree, Season 1 Episode 5 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the most incredible special effects makeup of all time, the perfect Emily, and the surprisingly reasonable working hours of The Office of Interchange.

Direct download: 2018-03-26_BGaS_Episode_293_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x05.mp3
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Ivan & Red recap Counterpart’s Season 1 Episode 4: Both Sides Now. We get to the bottom of Heinrich’s bottle of vodka, meet Anna, and discuss our fantasy of being locked in an apartment for a week with no responsibilities.

Direct download: 2018-03-19_BGaS_Episode_292_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x04.mp3
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Ivan & Red enjoyed Counterpart so much they’ve decided to recap season one, continuing with Season 1 Episode 3: The Lost Art of Diplomacy. Some Emilys have been keeping secrets and we get some pure, uncut Richard Schiff!!!

Direct download: 2018-03-12_BGaS_Episode_291_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x03.mp3
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Ivan & Red enjoyed Counterpart so much they’ve decided to recap season one, continuing with Season 1 Episode 2: Birds of a Feather. It’s the one episode where you get double the Sara Serraiocco, so LIVE IT UP!!!

Direct download: 2018-03-05_BGaS_Episode_290_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x02.mp3
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Marvel’s Black Panther is out and it’s time to see what Ivan thinks and if his friendship with Red will survive.

This episode is sponsored by Casper! Get $50 towards select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/bgs and using promo code bgs.

Direct download: 2018-02-26_BGaS_Episode_289_WYSBW_Black_Panther.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:46pm PDT

Starz broke the bank to make a better Fringe and if the first episode is any indication they’re onto something. Multiverses, Viserys Targaryen, and 200% as much J.K. Simmons as any other show, Ivan & Red talk Counterpart.

Direct download: 2018-02-19_BGaS_Episode_288_WYSBW_Counterpart.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:55pm PDT

What if Stranger Things was less fun, more desaturated, explicit, and German? Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Dark.

Direct download: 2018-02-12_BGaS_Episode_287_WYSBW_DARK.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:38pm PDT

FINALLY, a show that’s a treasure trove of early aughts sci-fi Tropes fronted by the hot Republican from House of Cards. Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Altered Carbon.

Direct download: 2018-02-05_BGaS_Episode_286_WYSBW_Altered_Carbon.mp3
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Ivan & Red cover the back half of a two part series covering Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World. This is episodes 5-8.

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Per Bannermen requests, Ivan & Red do their first of a two part series covering Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World. This is episodes 1-4, next week we’ll do the final 4 episodes.

Direct download: 2018-01-22_BGaS_Episode_284_WYSBW_TEOTFW_Part_1.mp3
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Ivan & Red cover something they both truly hate but love to watch: The British Monarchy as depicted in Netflix’s The Crown.

Direct download: 2018-01-16_BGaS_Episode_283_WYSBW_The_Crown_Season_2.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:19pm PDT

Reunited at last, Red & Ivan offer the only thing the internet needs: TWO MEN DISCUSSING STAR WARS (The Last Jedi).

Direct download: 2018-01-02_BGaS_Episode_282_WYSBW_Star_Wars_The_Last_Jedi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm PDT

As voted on by The Bannermen, Red & Ivan discuss the Rose McIver schmaltz delivery system, Netflix’s A Christmas Prince.

Direct download: 2017-12-18_BGaS_Episode_281_WYSBW_A_Christmas_Prince.mp3
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KayDee Kersten (Co-creator and co-host of Pilot Fight), joins Red & Ivan to talk the most viewed Amazon Studios project: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. From creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, Bunheads), a period piece about a woman pursuing stand-up comedy in 1962.

Direct download: 2017-12-11_BGaS_Episode_280_WYSBW_Mrs_Maisel.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Katie Compa, Stand Up Comic and co-host of Kid/Life Crisis and The Shade Of It All joins Red & Ivan to talk Netflix’s Godless. Are there women in this show? Yes. Are there as many as advertised? NOT REALLY.

Direct download: 2017-12-04_BGaS_Episode_279_WYSBW_Godless.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Red slapped the Switch out of Ivan’s hands so they could cover the the first episode of Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu.

Direct download: 2017-11-27_BGaS_Episode_278_WYSBW_Marvels_Runaways.mp3
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It took three tries, but Marvel joined forces with Taika Waititi and made a Thor movie that belongs in movie theaters as opposed to the Great Pacific garbage patch. Join Red & Ivan as they dive back into the MCU.

Direct download: 2017-11-20_BGaS_Episode_277_WYSBW_Thor_Ragnarok.mp3
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Handmaid’s Tale: Mindhunter, AKA Netflix’s Alias Grace. The Netflix mini-series based off the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name is a really compelling piece of historical fiction, and Red & Ivan are all over it.

Direct download: 2017-11-13_BGaS_Episode_276_WYSBW_Alias_Grace.mp3
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We discuss author Ann Leckie for the first time ever on our podcast. This time it’s her new book, Provenance.

Also, check out Red on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! Ivan’s episode is up too and he game theories the shit out of squids.

Direct download: 2017-11-06_BGaS_Episode_275_WYSBW_Provenance.mp3
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Ok, so it’s actually called Netflix’s Mindhunter, but that has to be the worst title I’ve ever come across. It’s the second show on Netflix EP’d by David Fincher after House of Cards!!! GO WATCH THIS SHOW.

Also, check Ivan on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! He game theories the shit out of squids.

Direct download: 2017-10-17_BGaS_Episode_274_WYSBW_Mindhunter.mp3
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We’re delaying Provenance one week so that Red & Ivan can talk about the newest installment in the grand-daddy of modern televised Science Fiction, Star Trek Discovery.

Also, check out Red on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! Red talks Ostriches, and it’s a real good time.

Direct download: 2017-10-09_BGaS_Episode_273_WYSBW_Star_Trek_Discovery.mp3
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We return to our WYSBW Roots with a show that you absolutely should watch that nobody is watching. You can hear Red’s FIRST hesitant review of this show on Pilot Fight with KayDee Kersten and then listen to this gushing review of what is a great, perfect, tv show. 

Also, check out Red on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! Red talks Ostriches, and it’s a real good time.

Direct download: 2017-09-18_BGaS_Episode_271_WYSBW_Dirk_Gently.mp3
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Red and Ivan dive in real deep on the first two episodes of the Netflix series "Final Fantasy 14: Dad of Light."

Direct download: 2017-09-11_BGaS_Episode_270_WYSBW_Dad_of_Light.mp3
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Race for the Iron Throne author Steven Attewell joins Ivan and Red to discuss why they’re incredibly wrong about Robert Baratheon, and a series of fan theories. Check out his books on Amazon!!!

Direct download: 2017-09-03_BGaS_Episode_269_Attewell_Theories.mp3
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Lisa Corrao joins Ivan and Red to discuss the Season 7 finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones: "The Dragon and the Wolf”. Some alternate titles for this podcast: “Two Dope Queens”, “Beyond The Walmart”, and “Gendry is a Construct”

Come see Red live Aug. 30th through Sept. 2nd in San Francisco, featuring for Joe DeRosa at Punch Line San Francisco!!!

Direct download: 2017-08-28_BGaS_Episode_268_7x07.mp3
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Ivan and Red go “Beyond The Wall” to discuss Season 7, Episode 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. They talk sword pommels, never seeing snow, great fathers, not being a hero, and dragon names being a bit too on the nose.

Come see Red live Aug. 30th through Sept. 2nd in San Francisco, featuring for Joe DeRosa at Punch Line San Francisco!!!

Direct download: 2017-08-21_BGaS_Episode_267_7x06.mp3
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Author & podcaster Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan & Red to discuss “Eastwatch”, Season 7, Episode 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. They talk incestuous ships, the unburnt grass, The Smuggles, Cersei sliding into the Night King’s DMs, SAM’S STUPID INTERRUPTION, and two Snow Brows hangin’ out.

Check out Maggie’s podcast Let’s Not Panic, and buy her book, Also an Octopus!!!

Come see Red live Aug. 30th through Sept. 2nd in San Francisco, featuring for Joe DeRosa at Punch Line San Francisco!!!

Direct download: 2017-08-14_BGaS_Episode_266_7x05.mp3
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Ivan and Sick Red are here for "The Spoils of War", Season 7, episode 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. They talk prancy Mark Gattis, the gold that will never arrive, where Bran stores his knowledge, the theory behind Pod’s balance problems, and Dragons.

Come see Red live Aug. 30th through Sept. 2nd in San Francisco, featuring for Joe DeRosa at Punch Line San Francisco!!!

Direct download: 2017-08-07_BGaS_Episode_265_7x04.mp3
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Ivan and Red are here for “Queen’s Justice”, Season 7, episode 3 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. They discuss Cersei's worsening mental state, a surprisingly subtle torture, some dragons, and Tyrion's massive strategic self-own.

Come see Red August 3-6 in Sunnyvale, featuring for Michelle Wolf at Rooster T. Feathers!!!

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Category:tv -- posted at: 9:26pm PDT

Stormborn, Season 7, episode 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones is on tap and Ivan & Red are here to talk disgusting edits, the height of crossbow technology, and the one type of true love.

Come see Red August 3-6 in Sunnyvale, featuring for Michelle Wolf at Rooster T. Feathers!!!

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It’s HBO’s Season 7 Game of Thrones premiere, “Dragonstone”, and Ivan and Red are back and eager to revisit the Winterfell Crew, the Narrow Sea Crew, The Wall, King’s Landing, and even a few stragglers.

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Ivan and Red return to HBO’s Game of Thrones 6 days before the show’s extended hiatus finally comes to an end. We’ll get you up to speed with who’s in Winterfell, who’s at King’s Landing, who’s in The Narrow Sea, and who’s been buried in the Great Sept of Baelor’s Wildfire incident. By the end of this episode you’ll be caught up with everyone from Cersei to Sam (As in Gilly’s baby).

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Where are you going to get thematic cross-body splashes and Marc Maron playing the part he was born for? Nowhere outside of Netflix’s GLOW. Ivan and Red investigate.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Asha and Brienne are the absolute best and these chapters are the worst as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s The Wayward Bride (Asha II) from A Dance with Dragons and Brienne V from A Feast for Crows. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

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Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Jon Connington and Quentyn are getting ready to start their Bachelorette podcast as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s The Lost Lord and The Windblown from A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

Direct download: 2017-06-19_BGaS_Episode_258_FD20.mp3
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Ivan takes Red into the Black Lodge to discuss David Lynch’s new episodes of Twin Peaks.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

When they last asked the patrons for suggestions, many said Mr. Robot, and though Ivan and Red are certain they’ve covered it before, they couldn’t find it in the archives, so here it is, Mr Robot eps1.0_hellofriend.mov.

Direct download: 2017-06-05_BGaS_Episode_256_WYSBW_Mr_Robot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm PDT

Young Griff and Daario have to come to terms with the fact that sometimes Daenerys isn’t interested as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Tyrion VI and Daenerys IV from A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

Direct download: 2017-05-29_BGaS_Episode_255_FD19.mp3
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It’s orbs, seduction by kitten, and corn, as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Cersei V from A Feast for Crows and Jon V from A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

Direct download: 2017-05-22_BGaS_Episode_254_FD18.mp3
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As voted by our patrons, we cover the second episode of American Gods and oh boy do they make some choices. Ivan and Red truly did not know what they were getting into.

Direct download: 2017-05-15_BGaS_Episode_253_WYSBW_American_Gods_1x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

The biggest STARZ in America: The Gods. Ivan and Red head to the Alligator bar to kick it with Shadow and Wednesday.

Direct download: 2017-05-08_BGaS_Episode_252_WYSBW_American_Gods.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Just two Starks under assumed identities this week as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Arya II and Alayne I (AKA Sansa II) from A Feast for Crows. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Direct download: 2017-05-01_BGaS_Episode_251_FD17.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:40am PDT

Brienne of Tarth and Areo Hotah strive to kill all men Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Brienne IV and The Queen Maker from A Feast for Crows. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Direct download: 2017-04-24_BGaS_Episode_250_FD16.mp3
Category:books -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

It’s time for an Iron Island family reunion as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s The Iron Captain and The Drowned Man from A Feast for Crows. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Direct download: 2017-04-17_BGaS_Episode_249_FD15.mp3
Category:books -- posted at: 2:46pm PDT

Never have Ivan and Red been more informed on a topic than rich white women in Monterey. It’s time to talk murder, mothering, and merlot with HBO’s Big Little Lies.

Direct download: 2017-04-10_BGaS_Episode_248_WYSBW_Big_Little_Lies.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:58pm PDT

A period piece about Russian intelligence?! How 1980s and not related to the present at all! Ivan and Red are just The Americans to let you know about FX’s The Americans.

Direct download: 2017-04-02_BGaS_Episode_247_WYSBW_The_Americans.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:15pm PDT

Three weeks, three book club episodes. This week Ivan and Red cover Cersei IV (AFfC 18) and Davos III (ADwD 20). Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here  and here. We have some real questions about some of these Red Wedding conspiracy theories.

Direct download: 2017-03-27_BGaS_Episode_246_FD14.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:59pm PDT

Book club is BACK. This week Ivan and Red cover Jaime II (AFfC 17) and Tyrion V (ADwD 19). Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here  and here. And seriously, HOW IS THIS CHARACTER NOT IN THE TV SHOW.

Direct download: 2017-03-20_BGaS_Episode_245_FD13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

THE BOOK CLUB RETURNS!!! Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Daenerys III and Jon IV from A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Direct download: 2017-03-13_BGaS_Episode_244_FD12.mp3
Category:books -- posted at: 5:45pm PDT

After last week's viewing of the oft recommended Vikings went well, Ivan & Red check out the second longest requested show, Black Sails.

Direct download: 2017-03-06_BGaS_Episode_243_WYSBW_Black_Sails.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:51pm PDT

The Bannermen have been recommending the History Channel's Vikings since what feels like the 8th century, and Ivan & Red finally get on board and discover that it's the purest Methodone for Game of Thrones on the market.

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Direct download: 2017-02-27_BGaS_Episode_242_WYSBW_Vikings.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:22pm PDT

 

Ivan clearly has something on Red as they cover a comic adaptation for the second time in a row, this time it's the Archie Comics slash Twin Peaks homage, Riverdale.

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Direct download: 2017-02-20_BGaS_Episode_241_WYSBW_Riverdale.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

After Ivan's terrible Super Bowl pics leave Red deeply in debt, he was too weak to prevent Ivan from picking FX's Legion for this week's BGaS. If that's not enough comic book talk, check out the Patreon only episode covering Suicide Squad.

Direct download: 2017-02-13_BGaS_Episode_240_WYSBW_Legion.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:20pm PDT

As the world spirals violently into a bad place, Ivan & Red think it's important you know about NBC's The Good Place. Also with IVAN'S SUPER BOWL PICKS!!! Make that money.

 

Direct download: 2017-01-30_BGaS_Episode_239_WYSBW_The_Good_Place.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

We've covered a LOT of Sunday Night HBO prestige dramas, but this is easily the hardest one to explain to Red's mom. Ivan & Red talk The Young Pope, which features Jude Law and Diane Keaton in what appears to be the highest budget student film of all time.

Direct download: 2017-01-23_BGaS_Episode_238_WYSBW_Young_Pope.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:43am PDT

When Game of Thrones actors die they end up in the BBC One/FX show Taboo. Ivan & Red discuss the Tom & Chip(?!) Hardy vehicle. Strap on your subtitles, we're going into grumbleville.

Direct download: 2017-01-09_BGaS_Episode_237_WYSBW_Taboo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm PDT

2017 has arrived and with it Ivan & Red are here to talk THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF CHRISTMAS SPECIAL EPISODE ONE! Norman! Mary Anne! Ali! Cathryn! And together for one of the last times, Paul, Mary, Sue, and Mel.

Direct download: 2017-01-01_BGaS_Episode_236_WYSBW_GBBO_XMAS_1.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:17pm PDT

It's time for Ivan & Red to discuss Rogue One, which elements held up, who should have been left for dead, and whether it's better than The Force Awakens.

Direct download: 2016-12-26_BGaS_Episode_235_WYSBW_Rogue_One.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

In their final week of Westworld coverage until 2018, Ivan & Red review Futureworld, the sequel to the original 1973 Westworld. Warned that it wasn't worth watching, they discover more inspiration for the tv show than the original movie.

Direct download: 2016-12-19_BGaS_Episode_234_WYSBW_Futureworld.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:57pm PDT

With Westworld the TV show coming to a close, Ivan & Red take some time to check on the source material, Michael Crichton’s original Westworld. His directorial debut, this 1973 futuristic film takes place in the future of 1983, the same year Stranger Things takes place. Is Eleven a Host?

Direct download: 2016-12-12_BGaS_Episode_233_WYSBW_Westworld_Movie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am PDT

Per listener demand, Ivan & Red close out this first season of Westworld with the Third Chair herself, Kelly Anneken. More specifically, they discuss season 1, episode 10: "The Bicameral Mind".

Direct download: 2016-12-05_BGaS_Episode_232_WYSBW_Westworld_1x10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm PDT

If this year doesn't prove that cognition is a pestilence, I don't know what will, Ivan & Red talk Westworld, episode 9, “The Well-Tempered Clavier”.

Direct download: 2016-11-28_BGaS_Episode_231_WYSBW_Westworld_1x09.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:15pm PDT

Ivan & Red are real human guests who haven't previously done grevious bodily harm to each other, and they're talking episode 7, “Trace Decay”.

Direct download: 2016-11-21_BGaS_Episode_230_WYSBW_Westworld_1x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:04pm PDT

Ivan & Red are BOTH in San Francisco and they're talking Westworld, episode 7, “Trompe L'Oeil”.

Direct download: 2016-11-14_BGaS_Episode_229_WYSBW_Westworld_1x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT

Ivan & Red are the #1 Westworld Podcast Hosts who are not robots. They’re joined by the great Lisa Corrao to talk Westworld, episode 6, “The Tipping Point”.

Direct download: 2016-11-07_BGaS_Episode_228_WYSBW_Westworld_1x06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm PDT

After catching up last week, Ivan & Red are back in the prime game day form you've come to expect. They're joined by Allison Mick to talk Westworld, episode 4, “Contrapasso”.

Direct download: 2016-10-30_BGaS_Episode_227_WYSBW_Westworld_1x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:23pm PDT

Three days, three Westworld BGaS episodes. Ivan & Red talk about Westworld, episode 4, “Dissonance Theory”.

Direct download: 2016-10-24_BGaS_Episode_226_WYSBW_Westworld_1x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:25pm PDT

Another day, another BGaS. Ivan & Red are joined by Walt Hickey to talk about Westworld, episode 3, "The Stray".

Direct download: 2016-10-23_BGaS_Episode_225_WYSBW_Westworld_1x03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm PDT

As per the will of the beloved patreons, Ivan & Red are taking a break from the ASOIAF book club to review Westworld in real time. They're a few episodes behind, so that just means more content for you! The first of our two episodes covers Westworld's "Chestnut".

 

Direct download: 2016-10-22_BGaS_Episode_224_WYSBW_Westworld_1x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:14pm PDT

It's HBO's Westworld under the gun, as Ivan & Red dig deep into video game influences, violence in virtual worlds, homage on top of homage, and more.

Direct download: 2016-10-17_BGaS_Episode_223_WYSBW_Westworld.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:09pm PDT

We're back in AFfC, as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Brienne III, and Samwell II. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Direct download: 2016-10-10_BGaS_Episode_222_FD11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

This week is ALL ADwD, as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it's Bran II (covered previously here), Tyrion IV, and Davos II. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Direct download: 2016-10-03_BGaS_Episode_221_FD10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

The next chapter in FeastDance is Reek I in ADwD, which we have covered previously. Then it's back to AFfC this week, with Cersei III & The Soiled Knight covered this week as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Follow Ivan’s new twitter account, @octo_txt.

Direct download: 2016-09-26_BGaS_Episode_220_FD09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

When The Bannermen asked Ivan & Red to discuss The Great British Bake Off, they assumed it was a niche interest, and made it a patreon reward. Well, the response to that first episode blew them away and they've decided to cover the entire Series (AKA Season, for Americans) 7 of #GBBO on Patreon as well as release the first episode in the main feed. Everyone deserves a chance to hear Ivan talk Drizzle cake.

Direct download: 2016-09-19_BGaS_Episode_219_WYSBW_GBBO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Strictly ADwD this week, with Davos I, Jon III,  & Daenerys II covered this week as Ivan and Red continue the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Follow Ivan’s new twitter account, @octo_txt.

Direct download: 2016-09-12_BGaS_Episode_218_FD08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Sansa I (AFFC), The Kraken's Daughter (AFFC),  & Tyrion III (ADWD) are covered this week as Ivan and Red continue the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Sansa I has been covered before, so we only give it the briefest of summaries.

Follow Ivan's new twitter account, @octo_txt.

Listen to the bizarre Song Exploder mentioned in the episode about Ghostface Killah.

 

Direct download: 2016-09-05_BGaS_Episode_217_FD07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT