Game of Thrones Spoiler Podcasts: A Sullied Podfest

PodcastsA 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.


House ManwoodyThe 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

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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!)

Episode 33! We Want the Dunk: Discussing the Tales of Dunk and Egg

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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.

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    1. I have to self promote and give a shout out to Close The Door And Come Here. The podcast is mainly focused on Jaime & Brienne, but many of the participants have a really keen knowledge of the books and, in addition to hilarious drunkcasts, they also bring in guests with wider character interests – in particular Stannis.

      ETA: I’m first? That never happens! Uh, Hodor?

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    2. Thanks for including the PieCast in the list! It was great having you guest host with us. And thanks for plugging my version of the season 4 poster some more. Besides the first trailer, poster time is always my most anticipated time of the year. I really want to make a pie poster this year; I just hope it will be relevant…

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    3. Awesome compilation! I routinely check out BLAH, APOIAF, and HOW; looking forward to checking out the other suggestions within this excellent post.

      I’d like to also throw in Radio Westeros. They are new, I believe only three podcast in, but so far, so…really good 🙂

      Thanks Sue!

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    4. I’m not much of a podcast fan, but I checked out the one by History of Westeros and I’m looking forward to the second installment about the battle of ice. Is there a releasedate set for part 2?

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    5. Great Podcast! And I must say I love the fact that everyone is rioting if there is

      no Frey pie!

      You can count me in!

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    6. Veltigar,

      I believe we’ll be recording within the next 2 weeks, we’ve been quite busy lately, especially as I just started classes this past week. We have been hoping to record on the 30th, but I’m not so sure we’ll get it done by then.

      -Ash

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    7. Hexonx,

      You have to admit, it’s my best typo ever.

      Well, not really a typo since the letters are far apart. It’s more that my fingers are used to typing one word much more often than the other apparently.

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    8. Sue the Fury: You have to admit, it’s my best typo ever.

      It certainly was. I so wanted to join that club though.

      Sue the Fury: Well, not really a typo since the letters are far apart. It’s more that my fingers are used to typing one word much more often than the other apparently.

      Well writing about GoT and the ASoIaF book series, I imagine you would type both of those words often. So all is forgiven. ;D

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    9. I can’t say that I’m impressed by the podcast about D&E. I love those books and they are really selling ‘The Mystery Knight’ short.

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    10. History of Westeros:
      Veltigar,

      I believe we’ll be recording within the next 2 weeks, we’ve been quite busy lately, especially as I just started classes this past week. We have been hoping to record on the 30th, but I’m not so sure we’ll get it done by then.

      -Ash

      Thanks for the reply 😀 As long as the second installment is as good as the first, take all the time you need.

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    11. Thanks so much for including fireandlunch, Sue! It was so great to have you on the PieCast and I hope you can join us again! We are really thrilled to be included in this list.

      And definitely there will be rioting if a specific scene is neglected. 🙂

      Lauren

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    12. MoF,

      Mostly Jaime and Brienne? Oh I definitely need to check this out because I love all things Jaime and Brienne. Thanks for posting this!

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    13. Thanks for coming on the podcast, Sue, and thanks for mentioning us on here! That definitely needs to be a repeat occurrence, if you’re willing. We’d all love it.

      I’m just here, patiently waiting for the appropriate characters to be cast for a certain scene.

      And by patiently, I mean I’m readying my appropriate dual-purpose kitchen/rioting utensils whilst refreshing this site.

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    14. Veltigar,

      If you want to listen to a great podcast about the Mystery Knight you should check out Podcast of Ice and Fire’s discussion on it. It’s episode 99, iirc.

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    15. Am I the only one who can’t open the History of Westeros link?

      Anyway, I love listening to ASOAIF/GoT podcasts – I download them and listen while I’m walking my dog. 🙂 So far I’ve listened to GOO and Podcast of Ice and Fire, and I’ve only recently started discovering others. I’ve just started listening to Boiler Leather and there not mentioned here that I’ve recently found (such as Winterfell Podcast – still haven’t had time to listen to anything, it seems they do both Sullied and Unsullied versions of book re-reads in addition to the TV shows; Cast of Kings – covers episodes of the show with one Sullied and one Unsullied podcaster, not bad though they have an annoying 5 minutes in every episode dedicated to their sponsors; Fat Pink Cast – also haven’t had time to listen yet, they cover the TV show and have episodes with general themes, and it seems like they are very Sullied and critical of the show; Radio Westeros – very recent, they’ve had 3 episodes so far and so far it’s essays on ASOAIF characters) so I’ll need a bit more time to assess how much I like them. There’s also the Unspoiled Podcast and Fighting in the War Room – A Storm of Spoilers, but it seems like there is no way to download their episodes, which is a problem considering my favorite way of listening.

      Regarding the Podcast of Ice and Fire, I just have a problem with them doing the episodes so rarely. This is a problem with book re-reads in particular – it took them years to finish ACOK. I hope the GOO team doesn’t fall into that trap – the earlier practice of 3 episodes a week was perfect, but if they keep doing just one episode a week, they need to cover 3 chapters in order to finish before season 5 starts.

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    16. Listening to that PieCast now, I’m really enjoying it 🙂 Will definitely check out more of the episodes. And Wyman Manderly is easily one of the most badass characters GRRM has ever written so he better be included.

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    17. I like a lot of the podcasts on the list, but my favorite GOT podcast is Boar, Gore and Swords. They are not totally sullied, but they do read the books after the content has aired on tv. The hosts are both comedians, as well as the guests they have on the show, so it’s always guaranteed to be funny.

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    18. History of Westeros:
      Veltigar,

      I believe we’ll be recording within the next 2 weeks, we’ve been quite busy lately, especially as I just started classes this past week. We have been hoping to record on the 30th, but I’m not so sure we’ll get it done by then.

      -Ash

      I have been wondering… but I also know we’ll be drowning in material in a couple of months so, I can wait. 🙂

      I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again… yours is my favorite ASOIAF podcast. You all do such insane amount of research and preparation it’s like taking an awesome grad school class.

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    19. House Manwoody standing proud errrr…. too corny a pun. I love Podcast of Ice and Fire. Kyle and Amin did yeoman’s work keeping it going during Ashley’s computer meltdown and the great and powerful Mimi’s schedule change. Their adventures at SDCC and having dinner with George was a reminder of how great that podcast can be. Plus, as a book reader who watches the TV show it’s nice to hear a podcast that protects against book spoilers (it’s a book podcast that sometimes talks about the tv show).

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    20. Re: Piecast again, interesting that DragonCon is the prime suspect for sexy Star Trek discussions. I’m going to DragonCon for the first time this weekend haha

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    21. Proud to be mentioned alongside these great shows, so much work/dedication/time/effort from passionate fans, thank you for being awesome.

      And thank you to those who listen, these good times are all thanks to you.

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