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

For this week's episode, "The Door," Ivan and Red are joined by the hilarious Lydia Popovich to discuss the Iron Islands' applause-based political process, theatrical dingdongs, the consequences of grabbing root, and the loss of our dearest, biggest friend.

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For this week's "Book of the Stranger," Ivan and Red discuss Ramsay Bolton's trolling, the High Sparrow's torture by backstory, Brienne and Tormund's sexual tension, and yes, they cover the flatulence of Pycelle which they somehow missed last week.

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For this week's "Oathbreaker," Ivanand Red discuss Varys's interrogation methods, the differing effects of puberty on actors, and possible ways to defeat a four hundred pound Icelandic zombie strongman.

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The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones continues, with surprising deaths and unsurprising returns from death. Each week following the show, Boars, Gore, and Swords recaps all the newest developments in the world of Westeros. To cover this week's "Home," Ivan and Red are joined by Walt Hickey, chief culture writer of FiveThirtyEight, to discuss proper dragon training technique, startling lacks of chainmail, and the poor civil infrastructure of the Iron Islands.

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The season six premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones aired Sunday, marking a return to the characters and subplots we loved and dreaded. Each week following the show, Boars, Gore, and Swords will recap all the newest developments in the world of Westeros. For this week's "The Red Woman," Ivan and Red are joined by guest OJ Patterson to discuss dead Jons, bro Dothrakis, and woke fanfiction.

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Game of Thrones returns to HBO for Season 6 this Sunday and it has been far too long of a hiatus. Is Stannis alive? Is Bran going through puberty? Are Jorah’s chances with Daenerys dead, or merely undead. Ivan & Red update you on the most 100 relevant Game of Thrones characters in preparation for the premiere.

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Tom Schneider of Up Yours, Downstairs! joins Red and Ivan to discuss “The Real History Behind Game of Thrones”, a fascinating and wholly uneven featurette about the historical figures behind Game of Thrones' most notable characters, included on the Season 5 Game of Thrones Blu-ray and currently screening on youtube.

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As voted by the people, Netflix’s “Daredevil”. Ivan and Red discuss the Season 1, Episode 1, “Into The Ring”, whether Marvel properties will outlast the heat death of the universe, and how people with vision impairment can know if they’re being represented poorly in visual media.

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Syfy's "The Magicians" based on the trilogy by Lev Grossman is up for discussion. Ivan and Red are joined by guest KayDee Kersten to discuss Syfy's uneven yet surprisingly successful attempt at prestige drama on a basic cable budget.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am PDT

If you’re itching for new stories within the world of Game of Thrones, look no further than Telltale’s “Game of Thrones”, a series of 6 planned episodes that take you into Westeros through the eyes of House Forrester, loyal Bannerman to House Stark. In “The Ice Dragon” Ivan & Red deal very poorly with blood magic, a poor coal boy, and peek at some compelling corners of Game of Thrones canon.

Direct download: 2016-03-21_BGaS_Episode_193_Telltale_1x06.mp3
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