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

Perpetual Grace, LTD on *checks notes* Epix is the SECOND great Steven Conrad (creator of Patriot) show we’ve covered and somehow he found an even more obscure platform!!! Ivan and Red talk Jimmi Simpson, Ben Kingsley, completely original accents, and this new future where one prestige drama will be produced per child.

Direct download: 2019-08-13_BGaS_Episode_356_WYSBW_Perpetual_Grace_LTD.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:38am PDT

Swamp Thing on *checks notes* DC Universal dared to ask “what if we rebooted the grossest Super Hero”. Ivan and Red talk a bit more of “The Boys”, alliterative comic book names, and the most disgusting noises you can make for a television show.

Direct download: 2019-08-07_BGaS_Episode_355_WYSBW_Swamp_Thing.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:24pm PDT

The Boys is an Amazon Prime production that dares to ask what if a television show had a special effects budget fronted by Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid’s Love Child. Ivan and Red discuss your girl getting smushed, surprising accent choices by Simon Pegg and Karl Urban, and the upsetting removal of The Chrysler Building.

Direct download: 2019-07-30_BGaS_Episode_354_WYSBW_The_Boys.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT

Years and Years, the HBO/BBC show that asks “what if we made a political Black Mirror show that nobody in the U.S. watched?”. Ivan and Red confront Emma Thompson’s Boris Johnson impression, a future where robot technology has somehow regressed, but creepy snapchat filters have leapt forward.

Direct download: 2019-07-24_BGaS_Episode_353_WYSBW_Years_and_Years.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:09pm PDT

HBO’s Los Espookys, a half hour comedy that tests the limits of how high a concept can be. Ivan and Red speak some Spanglish that ranges from fine (Ivan) to terrible (Red) as they discuss Comedy Drummers, boyfriend/brothers, and history's greatest comedic punching bag.

Direct download: 2019-07-16_BGaS_Episode_352_WYSBW_Los_Espookys.mp3
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Doom Patrol, a DC property that nobody’s ever heard of on a platform that is a well kept secret even among those condemned to the chair. Ivan gives Red the inside track on everything DC including the existence of an Elasti-Girl unrelated to The Incredibles.

Direct download: 2019-07-12_BGaS_Episode_351_WYSBW_Doom_Patrol.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:01pm PDT

Gentleman Jack, HBO’s early 19th century period piece about one of history’s most oppressed L-words: Landlords. Ivan & Red discuss how much they love all the Annes on this show and how much they wish Blake Snyder would stop writing screenwriting books.

Direct download: 2019-07-01_BGaS_Episode_350_WYSBW_Gentleman_Jack.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Good Omens, a Prime Video series based off the Terry Pratchet/Neil Gaimon book that Gaiman himself called the truest adaptation of his vision. Ivan & Red discuss this “episode” that would more accurately be called one sixth of a movie.

Direct download: 2019-06-25_BGaS_Episode_349_WYSBW_Good_Omens.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

Avengers: Endgame, unanimously agreed to be one of the top three Avengers films in the MCU, have Ivan & Red taking unexpected positions with regards to a Marvel film.

Direct download: 2019-06-18_BGaS_Episode_348_WYSBW_Avengers_Endgame.mp3
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Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, an HBO documentary Directed by Jeanie Finlay about the production of the final season of Game of Thrones turned out to be the emotional conclusion we all deserved.  Ivan & Red discuss it.

Direct download: 2019-06-14_BGaS_Episode_347_GoT_The_Last_Watch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm PDT

Now that the dust has settled, Ivan & Red discuss Game of Thrones’ legacy and ask if Bran the Broken really was the best ruler.

Direct download: 2019-05-29_BGaS_Episode_346_GoT_Wrap_Up.mp3
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The Iron Throne, the series finale of Game of Thrones. Season 8, Episode 6. Red flew out to NY to record with Ivan like they started: In an awkward bedroom, screaming about dragons and betrayal.

Direct download: 2019-05-20_BGaS_Episode_345_8x06.mp3
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The Bells, Season 8, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones. Comedian and listener favorite Lydia Popovich joins Ivan & Red to talk an episode which goes full William Tecumseh Sherman.

Direct download: 2019-05-13_BGaS_Episode_344_8x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT

The Last of the Starks, Season 8, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones. Author and listener favorite Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan & Red to discuss an episode which should have been everyone drinking and having a good time, but that was ruined by family infighting at every level.

Direct download: 2019-05-06_BGaS_Episode_343_8x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:31pm PDT

The Long Night, Season 8, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red dive into the first tv episode long enough to make you plan out your pee breaks. It's a battle episode as satisfying as a Bastard Blacksmith.

Direct download: 2019-04-29_BGaS_Episode_342_8x03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm PDT

A Knight of Seven Kingdoms, Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red were not ready for this beautiful, hour long piece of the finest fan service. Officially the 69th episode, it was the nicest episode yet.

Direct download: 2019-04-22_BGaS_Episode_341_8x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:42pm PDT

Winterfell, Season 8, Episode 1 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red discuss the stage being set for the final showdown between the dead and the living. From Jon missing the point, to Sansa being taken seriously, to Arya making a dagger gun, it’s a giant of an episode, so cuddle up next to your aunt and nephew and strap in.

Direct download: 2019-04-15_BGaS_Episode_340_8x01.mp3
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HBO’s Game of Thrones enters season 8 after being gone a full calendar year and then some. Who’s at The Wall? Who’s in King’s landing? Who’s having sex with their Aunt and/or Nephew. Who’s alive and who was finally cut down by the Stark children with the instrument of their own plotting? Ivan & Red get you up to speed in time for the premiere.

Direct download: 2019-04-08_BGaS_Episode_339_8x00.mp3
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Reunited after a month, they discuss the newly released tv adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows. Ivan & Red talk Ireland, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and the rare pitch perfect adaptation to the small screen.

Direct download: 2019-04-01_BGaS_Episode_338_WYSBW_What_We_Do_in_the_Shadows_FX.mp3
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It's time to go from no Spider-Man BGaS episodes to every part of the Spider-Verse simultaneously. Ivan & Red talk the Oscar Winner for Best Animated Features, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Direct download: 2019-03-25_BGaS_Episode_337_WYSBW_Spider-Verse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

After continuously mentioning it on the podcast for months, they swerve to a different media altogether and cover PS4 video game Horizon Zero Dawn. Ivan & Red Jeff Bezos, their favorite robot dinosaur to murder, and their feelings about the inevitable robot apocalypse.

Direct download: 2019-03-17_BGaS_Episode_336_WYSBW_Horizon_Zero_Dawn.mp3
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One of the highest rated new shows of 2019 with the pilot free online on its home network of You Tube Premium, not enough people are talking about Wayne. Ivan & Red talk Slim Jims, Broke Batman, and the greatest villain humankind can imagine: Dennis Duffy.

Direct download: 2019-03-10_BGaS_Episode_335_WYSBW_Wayne.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

A show created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland co-starring the hair from Brave? I’m in.  Ivan & Red

Direct download: 2019-03-03_BGaS_Episode_334_WYSBW_Russian_Doll.mp3
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We’ve entered bizarro-world as Red advocates for a comic book adaptation while Ivan shrugs indifferently for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Ivan & Red discuss sibling relations, comic book adaptations, and the brilliance of Ellen Page & Robert Sheehan.

Direct download: 2019-02-25_BGaS_Episode_333_WYSBW_Umbrella_Academy.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Better Angels, Season 2 Episode 10, the season (series?!) finalé of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Mira's looming threat forging some unlikely alliances AND NOTHING ELSE in the possible FIRST series finale in a show they’ve covered from start to finish.

Direct download: 2019-02-18_BGaS_Episode_332_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x10.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:12pm PDT

You to You, Season 2 Episode 9 THE PENULTIMATE episode of Starz’s Counterpart. Moments after discovering (accepting?) that Counterpart will not be coming back to Starz for a third season, Ivan & Red dive in to another exemplary episode from a show that is hearing some very ominous footsteps coming down the hall.

Direct download: 2019-02-11_BGaS_Episode_331_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x09.mp3
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In From the Cold, Season 2 Episode 8 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the highest rated show on Feb 3rd and also The Super Bowl.

Direct download: 2019-02-04_BGaS_Episode_330_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT

No Strings Attached, Season 2 Episode 7 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss feedback from a notable listener, and Peter finally gets what he wants–his tapes back.

Direct download: 2019-01-28_BGaS_Episode_329_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:56pm PDT

Twin Cities, Season 2 Episode 6 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Counterpart getting too popular and the show deciding to make an entire episode with none of its stars. Also: twins!

Direct download: 2019-01-21_BGaS_Episode_328_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:55pm PDT

A bicycle wheel is also a flat circle as Ivan & Red return to discuss HBO’s True Detective. After an inexplicable choice to strap itself to Vince Vaughan for a season, Mahershala Ali single-handedly rights a series.

Direct download: 2019-01-15_BGaS_Episode_327_WYSBW_True_Detective_S3.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:40pm PDT

Shadow Puppets, Season 2 Episode 5 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the increasingly poor chances for Clare & Peter’s marriage. Clare has both a daughter and a lover named Spencer, and Peter’s running away from trouble like sweaty brooms thrown down the stairs in this, the hottest episode of television in all of 2019*.

* so far

Direct download: 2018-01-07_BGaS_Episode_326_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x05.mp3
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Point of Departure, Season 2 Episode 4 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red, having finished welcoming Remy to Counterpart, say goodbye to Remy. We discuss those who are equally comfortable in any dimension, terrible hidey holes, and whether empathy will save humanity.

Direct download: 2018-12-31_BGaS_Episode_325_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x04.mp3
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Something Borrowed, Season 2 Episode 3 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red welcome back the #1 Italian Androgynous Italian Assassin and welcome an even sweatier, more paranoid, Harry Lloyd.

Direct download: 2018-12-29_BGaS_Episode_324_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x03.mp3
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Outside In, Season 2 Episode 2 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red check in on PRIME WORLD, the only multiverse wholly owned by Jeff Bezos.

Direct download: 2018-12-22_BGaS_Episode_323_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x02.mp3
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Inside Out, Season 2 Episode 1 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red reunite with J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Viserys Targaryen, but NO BALDWIN?!

Direct download: 2018-12-11_BGaS_Episode_322_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x01.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:53pm PDT

The Christmas Prince was such a surprisingly popular episode that Ivan & Red HAD to return for the Royal Wedding. Rose McIver is GREAT and Ben Lamb is also in this.

Direct download: 2018-12-10_BGaS_Episode_321_WYSBW_ACP_Royal_Wedding.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:04pm PDT

Ivan & Red return to the George R.R. Martinverse to watch a NEW television program by the ASOIAF scribe himself, Syfy’s Nightflyers. Technically an adaptation of the universally panned 1987 film, there is, uhm, a LOT about this episode that needs discussing.

Direct download: 2018-12-03_BGaS_Episode_320_WYSBW_Nightflyers.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:02pm PDT

For the honor of Grayskull, Ivan & Red watch the first two episodes of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. They take the journey from a generic money grab at the height of the 80s toy IP mania to a woke reboot with multiple frames of quality animation per second.

Direct download: 2018-11-27_BGaS_Episode_319_WYSBW_She_Ra.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

This ep is a preview of the ASOIAF podcasts that are available to all BGaS patreon supporters. Check it out! Become a patreon and get access to a ton of bonus content and help fund Boars, Gore, and Swords going forward!!! CLICK HERE!!!

The UNTHINKABLE has finally happened, as this podcast proves that, unlike George R.R. Martin, given enough time they can finish a book. They reach the end of A Feast for Crows in their #FeastDance reading. Ivan & Red continue 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 Samwell V (AFFC 46 & The Blind Girl (Arya IV) (ADWD 46). Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

Direct download: 2018-11-19_BGaS_Episode_318_WYSBW_Patreon_FD41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm PDT

Robb Stark is back home from that wedding and now he’s gone into hiding as a British cop in Netflix’s Bodyguard. Ivan and Red get deep into the UK’s Jack Ryan.

Direct download: 2018-11-12_BGaS_Episode_317_WYSBW_Bodyguard.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT

Ivan and Red get hardcore with $3.99 (at time of publish) mobile game Reigns: Game of Thrones. Much like the Telltale series before it, they get to make some decisions all of which come back to haunt them immediately. Watch Ivan & Red play a round of Reigns: GoT via the patreon here.

Direct download: 2018-11-05_BGaS_Episode_316_WYSBW_Reigns_GoT.mp3
Category:game of thrones -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

It’s late October and it’s past time Ivan, and Red get Spoopy with Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”. They discuss their personal history with fictional Sabrinas, Salems the Cats, and not being ready for Sally to be all grown up.

Direct download: 2018-10-29_BGaS_Episode_315_WYSBW_Chilling_Adventures_of_Sabrina.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:18am PDT

Return guest, host of the Drunk Safari podcast, and author, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, joins BGaS to cover an incredible gem of a show, Amazon’s Patriot. Maggie, Ivan, and Red discuss Mulan, Westworld, Michael Collins erasure in First Man, and eventually even Patriot!!!

Direct download: 2018-10-22_BGaS_Episode_314_WYSBW_Patriot.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:57am PDT

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
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:34pm PDT

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
Category:movies -- posted at: 11:37am PDT

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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.

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Direct download: 2018-02-26_BGaS_Episode_289_WYSBW_Black_Panther.mp3
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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
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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
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:47pm PDT

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.

Direct download: 2018-01-29_BGaS_Episode_285_WYSBW_TEOTFW_Part_2.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:41pm PDT

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
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

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

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

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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm PDT

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

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

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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm PDT

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

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
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:28pm PDT

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

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
Category:game of thrones -- posted at: 5:32pm PDT

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
Category:game of thrones,tv -- posted at: 4:07pm PDT

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
Category:game of thrones,tv -- posted at: 9:55pm PDT

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
Category:game of thrones -- posted at: 9:57pm PDT

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
Category:game of thrones,tv -- posted at: 3:15pm PDT

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!!!

Direct download: 2017-07-31_BGaS_Episode_264_7x03.mp3
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!!!

Direct download: 2017-07-24_BGaS_Episode_263_7x02.mp3
Category:game of thrones,tv -- posted at: 9:54pm PDT

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.

Direct download: 2017-07-17_BGaS_Episode_262_7x01.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

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).

Direct download: 2017-07-03_BGaS_Episode_260_7x00.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:23pm PDT

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.

Direct download: 2017-07-03_BGaS_Episode_260_WYSBW_GLOW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT