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

For "Battle of the Bastards", Ivan and Red are joined by writer Maggie Tokuda-Hall to discuss what make-up you bring to the negotiating table, the gender dynamics of war councils, how Daenerys/Yara is the new greatest ship, and Ramsay's fate still being better than he deserves.

Direct download: 2016-06-19_BGaS_Episode_206_6x09.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:43pm PDT

For this week's "No One," Ivan and Red discuss Terminator chases, Sandor Clegane's murder negotiations, and the most offscreen of any offscreen death in television history.

Direct download: 2016-06-13_BGaS_Episode_205_6x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:31pm PDT

It's reunion week for "The Broken Man," Ivan and Red discuss skateboarding preachers, Margaery's manipulations, Yara's immersion therapy, and how Lady Mormont is the greatest character on the show even if she's only ten.

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Direct download: 2016-06-06_BGaS_Episode_204_6x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:10pm PDT

On this week's "Blood of My Blood," Ivan and Red are accompanied by the fantastic Lisa Corrao to discuss new religious converts, bringing your north of the Wall girlfriend home to your family, Arya's position as theatre critic, and puppets both figurative and literal.

Direct download: 2016-05-30_BGaS_Episode_203_6x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:09pm PDT

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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Direct download: 2016-05-23_BGaS_Episode_202_6x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:35pm PDT

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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Direct download: 2016-05-16_BGaS_Episode_201_6x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:45pm PDT

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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Direct download: 2016-05-09_BGaS_Episode_200_6x03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm PDT

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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Direct download: 2016-05-02_BGaS_Episode_199_6x02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm PDT

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.

Direct download: 2016-04-25_BGaS_Episode_198_6x01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm PDT

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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Direct download: 2016-04-2016-04-18_BGaS_Episode_197_6x00.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm PDT