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

The long promised competent pilot edition! It's a strange alternate universe where Ivan & Red are familiar with the show being discussed! They can name Maesters! They can name Theons! They can name all 5.5 Stark children! It truly is a brave new world. Also discussed are Django Unchained (no spoilers), Wool by Hugh Howey, and so much more!

Direct download: 2012-12-31_BGaS_Episode_77_S01E01_competent.mp3
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Ivan and Red join together for this cozy Christmas special, the truly excellent 2010 Matt Smith Doctor Who episode "A Christmas Carol". With no guests to impede their internal madness, they cover a real treasure of a Christmas episode.

Direct download: 2012-12-24_BGaS_Episode_76_WYSBW_DrWhoXmas.mp3
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This episode it's Please, Please, Don't Kill Me, the Game of Thrones game show featuring favorite Caitlin Gill, Kelly Anneken, and of course Ivan and Red. Adam McLaughlin joins us for the Fake the Listner Challenge, The Sayer of Surveys will make you wonder what the Bannermen were thinking, Pass Phrase will have you snorting whenever "Double Dragon" is mentioned, and thanks to Lightning Round you will never forget Joffrey's last name.

Direct download: 2012-12-10_BGaS_Episode_74_s2_gameshow.mp3
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Which reigns supreme: Railroad's original text or Weiss and Benioff's visually stunning adaptation? Third chair Kelly Anneken joins Ivan and Red as they end any possible debate with their exhaustive comparison! Also hear the newest entry in the Dan Preston Memorial Song Competition (Put 'Em on the Glass), discussion about the Boars, Gore, and Swords wiki, and so much more.

Direct download: 2012-12-02_BGaS_Episode_73_Clash25.mp3
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The last 3 chapters y'all! Ivan and Red take it to the back cover talking about Elmar and his princess, Tyrion gets Matrixed, Tysha makes a comeback, fire fights back, Alvie Singer, Railroad hates the Eagle(s), third eye twenty twenty, Rickon being cast aside, and more. A great end to a long book.

I&R are taking a week off for the Thanksgiving, but let them know what you want to hear from them when they come back! WYSBW? ASOIAF short stories? Miriam-Webster fan faction? Let us know at boarsgoreandswords@gmail.com!

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Arya X, Sansa VIII, and Theon VI. The Third Chair herself returns! Miss Kelly Anneken is back along with Red and Ivan to discuss Javier Bardem, The Bloody Companions, scar belly, Old Nan, Young Nan, time travel, crime & punishment, treason squared, Crystal Pepsi, Art Deco the Movie, fan fiction of fan fiction, Ivan's neighbors having sex while recording, Nan branded a traitor to the north, and more! Next week: stop reading when you hit maps or genealogy.

Direct download: 2012-11-12_BGaS_Episode_71_Clash23.mp3
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Tyrion XIV, Sansa VII, and Daenerys V. Red and Ivan are joined by the great Kevin O'Shea to discuss Archers, Sterling Archer, arrow shafts, the movie Shaft, how more Banners should be weapons, the DOABA (Defense Of Armed Banditry Act), the feasibility of river chains, Danzig/Railroad crossover, Ser Mandy Moore, Lancel's wimpyness, Ser Dontos the Unreliable Narrator, and Passive Aggressive Assassins. Next week Arya X, Sansa VIII, and Theon VI.

Direct download: 2012-11-05_BGaS_Episode_70_Clash22.mp3
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Davos III, Tyrion XIII, and Sansa VI. Red and Ivan are joined by the HYSTERICAL Sean Keane to discuss The Sacking Song, The Hobbit movie, Microsoft's Zune, Spy Horse, apologies to Mark Hamill, The Onion Knight's REAL backstory, Scorpions the weapon along with Scorpions the scorpions, Wooden Wings Wooden Words, and so much more. This is a great one, get ready to re-listen. Next week Tyrion XIV, Sansa VII, and Daenerys V.

Direct download: 2012-10-29_BGaS_Episode_69_Clash21.mp3
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Catelyn VII, Theon V, and Sansa V. Red and Ivan discuss talking cattle, Iain M. Banks' Culture series, just asking for money from rich people, Mark Hamill's Joker, "no sons but Robb", Theon trickery, some arrogently incerted politics, Karstark madness, Caitlin's shit-kicking, Craig Kilborn as Jaime Lannister, Jaime's fidelity, Theon's bad job at empathy, Zombie dinner, buffets, and so much more. It's a good one! Next week: Davos III, Tyrion XIII, Sansa VI.

Direct download: 2012-10-22_BGaS_Episode_68_Clash20.mp3
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Sansa IV, Jon VII, and Tyrion XII. Red and Ivan discuss another GREAT Dan Preston song (It's a Shame), Sci-Fi/Fantasy rift, get a false start on the battle of Blackwater Bay, pour-over coffee from SF to London, The Hound's literal butchery, Doug Stanhope, Health Care, Sansa wedding and bedding, Jon Arbuckle and his Direwolf Ghost, Super Smash Bros at the Wall, Death of a Squire, and flesh-stabbing. Next week: Catelyn VII, Theon V, and Sansa V.

Direct download: 2012-10-15_BGaS_Episode_67_Clash19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm PST