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

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

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.

Direct download: 2017-06-26_BGaS_Episode_259_FD21.mp3
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
Category:politics -- posted at: 8:21pm PDT

Ivan takes Red into the Black Lodge to discuss David Lynch’s new episodes of Twin Peaks.

Direct download: 2017-06-11_BGaS_Episode_257_WYSBW_Twin_Peaks.mp3
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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

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
Category:books -- posted at: 3:04pm PDT

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.

This episode is sponsored by Audible! Support the show and get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial at www.audible.com/BGS

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.

This episode is sponsored by Audible! Support the show and get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial at www.audible.com/BGS

 

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