A few days ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming Game of Owns to the team, as Zack, Kate, Eric and Micah took the black with Watchers On The Wall. They dove right back into work with a new episode featuring a Tyrion chapter from A Storm of Swords.
Now we love our GOO, but there’s still room for other podcasts in our heart, particularly of the very Sullied variety. And so I thought today, it would be fun to share some great Game of Thrones podcasts that include spoilers from all five A Song of Ice and Fire books.
Our first selection was my inspiration for this post. FireandLunch were kind enough to invite me onto the show this week to talk about our new home here at WotW, and to speculate on season 5 in general.
Have a listen to FireandLunch’s PieCast, Episode 15: Season 5 is the Fury. We talk about WatchersOnTheWall, and what we’ve got planned, plus the show’s filming news, and our hopes for Game of Thrones season five, in great detail.
The PieCast, featuring Rachel, Jenny, Lauren, Katie, Megan and Jess, is always passionate in their opinions and insightful. Interesting bit of trivia: they all met at the moot WinterPhil arranged during the GoT food truck promo, before season one.
By the way, when you hear me rant about how Jen’s versions of the Game of Thrones posters being superior to the official ones, I’m referring to this modified season 4 version.
The longest-running A Song of Ice and Fire podcast and certainly one of the best known is A Podcast of Ice and Fire, and this week, they have a very special guest.
Amin and Kyle talk to conlang developer, David J. Peterson, the man behind Dothraki and Valyrian in the TV series.
A Podcast of Ice and Fire: Episode 156: Arms Like Tree Trunks
Peterson fields questions from the hosts and submitted by listeners about his general opinions on theories, and more specific thoughts on subjects like the translation of High Valyrian and gender in the language of the prophecies.
APOIAF also begins a rereading of A Storm of Swords with the prologue, in this episode.
Another podcast that goes deep into analysis of the books is History of Westeros, hosted by Ashaya and Aziz. In the most recent episode, they’re joined by Jeff Hartline, better known as BryndenBFish of Wars and Politics of Ice & Fire, who is also a moderator for the ASOIAF subreddit. The hosts and their guest examine the players and politics involved in the Battle of Ice in The Winds of Winter, in the first of a three-part series.
This episode includes info from a Theon sample chapter from The Winds of Winter, so if you’re avoiding reading sample chapters, be warned!
If you’ve read all of A Song of Ice and Fire, then you’ve probably delved at least partially into the tales of Dunk and Egg. (If not, go do that! Do it now!)
In this episode, the Boiled Leather Audio Hour takes a thorough look at the novellas that comprise George R.R. Martin’s Dunk and Egg series. Sean T. Collins and Stefan Sasse get into Blackfyre politics, Baelor Breakspear, and their most and least favorite novellas in the series. I do recommend the previous podcast episodes as well for readers of the books.
For a change of pace, check out PostShowRecaps.com‘s Game of Thrones Book Club podcast series with Josh Wigler and Terri Schwartz. The latest episode features discussion of the big castings announced at Comic Con, the Jeyne Westerling news, and the lack of any other news coming out of the panel. They also cover other topics such as George R.R. Martin’s recent revelation that some readers had guessed correctly with their theories about the books.
Some of the Book Club podcasts, such as the newest one, are available on youtube.
There are more great Game of Thrones podcasts out there, I know. Sound off in the comments below, and share your favorites.
As for these ones, visit the home pages to subscribe to the podcast if you like what you’re hearing.