Boars, Gore, and Swords

Just days before our live Game of Thrones gameshow at Lost Weekend in San Francisco, Ivan and Red hit the latest in this series of recommendations for GoT fans desperate for worthy off-season entertainment, “What You Should Be Watching” . This week it’s HBO’s “True Detective”, AKA the Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey non-Buddy Cop non-Comedy. They cover the world’s greatest casting agent, correlations with Aaron Sorkin, Rustin Spencer and his connection to Ocean’s 11, how to share what kind of person you are, McConaughey on sizzurp, filling in plot points with pagers and hurricanes, the worst kind of atheist, the show’s problems with women, and elements of a successful pilot.

Direct download: 2014-01-27_BGaS_Episode_129_True_Detective.mp3
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With an episode yet between our live podcast and beginning Martin’s “The Princess and the Queen” in George R.R. Martin’s “Dangerous Women” anthology, Ivan and Red continue to direct Game of Thrones fans desperate for entertainment towards worthy replacements with our “What You Should Be Watching” series! This week it’s Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”, featuring the fascinating and truly terrifying sexual lives of the 1950s. Ivan and Red are joined by Caitlin Gill, member of the San Francisco comedy mafia “The Business”, who has appeared in 7x7 Magazine, on NPR’s “Snap Judgement”, and on this very podcast. Get into it, Daddy!

Direct download: 2014-01-20_BGaS_Episode_128_Masters_of_Sex.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Having finished all of Book 3 of George R.R. Martin’s “Storm of Swords”, and with a couple weeks before they start covering Martin’s “The Princess and the Queen”, Part of the “Dangerous Women” anthology, Ivan and Red bring you their greatest “What You Should Be Watching” yet, Channel 4’s “Black Mirror”. If this is a show you have not heard about, you are in for some of the darkest humor imaginable, perfect for anyone deep in the Throes of “Thrones” withdrawal! We talk about the first episode of the first season of Black Mirror, but we leave out the ending because it’s something Bannermen should experience for themselves.

Direct download: 2014-01-13_BGaS_Episode_127_Black_Mirror.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Davos V & Bran IV of George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords”. Ivan and Red discuss Railroad speaking directly to listeners, Stannis’s Bannermen vs. Ivan’s twitter followers, the Nightfort, prince stew, Railroad writing Hodor high, and a TALKING TREE.

Direct download: 2014-01-06_BGaS_Episode_126_ASoS27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT