History of Westeros (Game of Thrones) podcast

History of Westeros (Game of Thrones)

Come obsess over A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones with us! Our show is an enthusiastic and heavily-detailed look at the past, present and future of Westeros and the realms beyond.

Come obsess over A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones with us! Our show is an enthusiastic and heavily-detailed look at the past, present and future of Westeros and the realms beyond.

 

#319

House of the Dragon S2: Episode 2 Preview

Maester Merry joins us to make our best predictions and things to watch out for during episode 2! There are book and trailer and casting spoilers… but never leaks! Maester Merry & Heart of the Dragon podcast on Spotify: https://bit.ly/3KWqrDJ Bonus Eps & More - [ ⁠] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) [www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros⁠] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros%E2%81%A0) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com [www.historyofwesteros.com] (http://www.historyofwesteros.com) HOTD Intro - [https://br4nthebuilder.com/] (https://br4nthebuilder.com/) ... Read more

22 Jun 2024

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:23

22 Jun 2024


#318

From Blood & Cheese To Arya & Cats

Blood and Cheese, when paired with the death of Prince Lucerys, ensured that the Dance of the Dragons would be a bitter civil war. But it also had a long term impact on the Red Keep that in turn had an impact on Arya’s plotline, an impact which may not yet be fully realized. Tune in Mondays at 6 pm eastern for Review episodes and Saturdays at 3 pm eastern for Preview (spoiler-filled) episodes, with special guests. Bonus Eps & More - [⁠⁠www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros⁠⁠] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com www.historyofwesteros.com Sean - [⁠bit.ly/3818H9X⁠] (http://bit.ly/3818H9X) HOTD Intro - https://br4nthebuilder.com/ ... Read more

20 Jun 2024

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:03

20 Jun 2024


#317

House of the Dragon S2: Episode 1 Review

Tune in Mondays at 6 pm eastern for Review episodes and Saturdays at 3 pm eastern for Preview (spoiler-filled) episodes, with special guests. Bonus Eps & More - [⁠www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros⁠] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com www.historyofwesteros.com Sean - [bit.ly/3818H9X] (http://bit.ly/3818H9X) HOTD Intro - https://br4nthebuilder.com/ ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

2 HR 14 MINS

2:14:48

19 Jun 2024


#316

House of the Dragon S2E1 Breakdown

Our short spoiler free breakdown of S2E1 "A Son for a Son" - video suggested! Bonus Eps & More - [⁠www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros⁠] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com www.historyofwesteros.com HOTD Intro - https://br4nthebuilder.com/ ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

12 MINS

12:08

19 Jun 2024


#315

House of the Dragon S2: Episode 1 Preview

All our best predictions and things to watch out for during episode 1 are here! There are book and trailer and casting spoilers… but never leaks! Bonus Eps & More - [www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com www.historyofwesteros.com HOTD Intro - https://br4nthebuilder.com/ ... Read more

15 Jun 2024

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:25

15 Jun 2024


#314

Ryan Condal House of the Dragon S2 Interview

We had an amazing time talking to Ryan and got some great (and revealing) answers! All season long, tune in to our YouTube Channel (https://bit.ly/4bRLeEm) Mondays at 6 pm eastern for Review episodes and Saturdays at 3 pm eastern for Preview (spoiler-filled) episodes, with special guests. Plus some Wednesdays at 7 eastern! Ryan's podcast "The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of": https://bio.site/propspodcast Our YouTube Channel - https://bit.ly/4bRLeEm Bonus Eps & More - [www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com HOTD Intro by Bran the Builder - https://br4nthebuilder.com/ Sean's YouTube - [bit.ly/3818H9X] (http://bit.ly/3818H9X) www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

09 Jun 2024

49 MINS

49:54

09 Jun 2024


#313

The Dragon's Undoing

When the Blacks and Greens went to war in the year 129, it had been over 80 years since a dragon had fought a dragon… The hard won lessons learned during the days of the Freehold, Aegon’s Conquest and the subsequent wars involving Maegor the Cruel had apparently been forgotten during the long peace since. In this episode we highlight that lost wisdom ourselves. We’ll showcase the destructive power of dragons throughout known history, a power the Targaryens took for granted to the peril of all Westeros during the Dance of the Dragons. Bonus Eps & More - [www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Sean's YouTube: [bit.ly/3818H9X ] (http://bit.ly/3818H9X) www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

03 Jun 2024

2 HR 33 MINS

2:33:38

03 Jun 2024


#312

Bracken vs. Blackwood

The longest running feud in the history of Westeros plays a significant role in the Dance of the Dragons / House of the Dragon as well as in A Song of Ice and Fire. We’ll look at how this endless cycle of violence started vs. how it’s going, some guesses at the future and everything in between. Bonus Eps & More - [www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Sean's YouTube: [bit.ly/3818H9X] (http://bit.ly/3818H9X) www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

27 May 2024

2 HR 26 MINS

2:26:34

27 May 2024


#311

House of the Dragon Season 2 - Final Trailer Discussion

Our last trailer discussion episode ahead of season 2 of House of the Dragon! Fire & Blood spoilers. Turn on video to see images! Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Bonus Eps & More - [www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) www.historyofwesteros.com HOTD Intro by Bran the Builder - https://linktr.ee/Br4nTheBuilder ... Read more

17 May 2024

1 HR 44 MINS

1:44:50

17 May 2024


#310

Lomas Longstrider & the Wonders Made by Gods

Long before humankind existed, let alone raised structures of note, the gods shaped the planet’s natural wonders via their whims and wars for people like Lomas Longstrider to discover and catalogue for others. In this companion episode to Lomas Longstrider and the Wonders Made By Man, we explore the natural wonders of the world according to his book “Wonders”. He named 7, but we only know 1, so we’ll be going through the best candidates from all over the world to make our guesses! Bonus Eps & More - [www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Adam Whitehead: https://atlasoficeandfireblog.wordpress.com/ Sean's YouTube: [bit.ly/3818H9X] (http://bit.ly/3818H9X) www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

13 May 2024

2 HR 19 MINS

2:19:54

13 May 2024


#309

Lomas Longstrider & the Wonders Made by Man

When we think of explorers we think of the Sea Snake and Elissa Farman, who had an urge to discover. Or Nymeria and the Rhoynish refugees, who were forced into seeking new lands. Notably these names are all nobles. They had their own ships, their own crews, their own funding, and all the security and safety that brought with it. Our subject today is Lomas Longstrider, who explored farther and wider than any of the above individuals, without any of their advantages. But even more interesting than the character of Lomas are the locations he visited… or may have visited. In this episode we’ll discuss what he dubbed “Wonders Made by Man”. Bonus Eps & More - [www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Sean's YouTube: [bit.ly/3818H9X] (http://bit.ly/3818H9X) www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

06 May 2024

2 HR 44 MINS

2:44:20

06 May 2024


#308

The Missing

Throughout the series, a large number of characters have gone missing. Some have run off of their own accord, others perhaps seized against their will. Some we last saw in great danger while others, well, they’re not so easy to categorize. This episode is dedicated to those characters who have been on the pages but don’t have known locations, let alone fates. This includes a very wide variety of individuals large and small like Tyrek Lannister, Stonesnake, Tysha, Tanselle, and Benjen Stark. Bonus Eps & More - [www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

22 Apr 2024

2 HR 49 MINS

2:49:02

22 Apr 2024


#307

House Karstark: The Sun of Winter

A thousand years ago, Karlon Stark put down a rebel lord and was rewarded with lands and a castle he named Karhold. The Karhold Starks became House Karstark, greatly benefiting Winterfell and the reverse to the Dreadfort. Over the centuries, the Starks and Karstarks would intermarry several times, renewing their ancient ties through marriage alliance. But the events of ASOIAF have seen great change, as Rickard Karstark went from staunch ally of King Robb Stark to the execution block. There’s now a rush to claim Karhold - his daughter Alys married Sigorn, son of the man who led the attack on Castle Black and they’ve got 200 Thenns backing them, but the lawful heir Harrion Karstark is still alive in the south and Arnolf Karstark has conspired with the Boltons to betray Stannis to claim the castle for his son Cregan. Bonus Eps & More - [www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros] (http://www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros) Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Sean's YouTube: [bit.ly/3818H9X] (http://bit.ly/3818H9X) www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

15 Apr 2024

2 HR 29 MINS

2:29:00

15 Apr 2024


#306

The Horrors at Hardhome

Once the closest thing to a town in the lands beyond The Wall, something terrible and mysterious befell Hardhome about 600 years ago. It has since become an overgrown ruin, shunned and considered accursed… Yet despite that, it is suddenly important again - as hordes of refugees flee there, following the dreams of a woods witch. As reports reach Jon of wights in the woods and waters, dreams reach Melisandre of an impossibly cold mist turning the Free Folk into skulls. What the heck happened all those years ago? And what the heck is happening there now? Could this be how the Others get their army? Head to factormeals.com/westeros50 and use code westeros50 to get 50% off. Bonus Eps & More - www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Sean's YouTube: bit.ly/3818H9X www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

2 HR 08 MINS

2:08:37

08 Apr 2024


#305

A Trailer Must Have Two Heads - House of the Dragon Season 2

A twist, two trailers at once - we dive into them both, turn on video on Spotify to view the images. Many screenshots from both trailers will have their due! Rize: https://rize.io/u/westeros and use promo code WESTEROS for a 25% discount off your first three months! Bonus Eps & More - www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Sean's YouTube: bit.ly/3818H9X www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

26 Mar 2024

2 HR 11 MINS

2:11:03

26 Mar 2024


#304

A Song of Ice and Fire and Rome

“How often do you think about the Roman Empire?” is a fun question that went viral in 2024, but in this episode we’re concerned more with how often GRRM thought about Rome (and not just the empire) when writing ASOIAF. We’ll also take a few minutes to talk about how HBO’s Rome was pivotal to the making of HBO’s GoT. Rize: https://rize.io/u/westeros and use promo code WESTEROS for a 25% discount off your first three months! Bonus Eps & More - www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Sean's YouTube: bit.ly/3818H9X www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

2 HR 11 MINS

2:11:18

25 Mar 2024


#303

The Education of Varys

A look at the early life of the man who became the most devious in the Seven Kingdoms. We’ll delve into his days on the street, learning to steal and survive, to the mummer’s troupe and being sold for a ritual that maimed him. When left to die, he vowed to live, and what a life it was for the Spider… From near death to Prince of Thieves and a lifelong partnership with a certain bravo named Illyrio Mopatis. Bonus Eps & More - www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com Sean's YouTube: bit.ly/3818H9X www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

2 HR 17 MINS

2:17:12

18 Mar 2024


#302

A Song of Ice and Fire and Dune w/ Alt Shift X - Spoilers

The second half of Aziz's discussion with Alt Shift X. This portion includes spoilers for all Dune books and includes discussions on themes and parallels... and some major differences as well. ... Read more

14 Mar 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:35

14 Mar 2024


#301

The Curious Case of Coldhands

He’s an undead ranger and skinchanger with an elk and ravens… and a mission. He saves Sam & Gilly and leads them to the Black Gate at the Nightfort so they can bring Bran and friends to him on the other side… because he cannot pass. He leads them far to the north and on the way he kills turncloak rangers, makes cannibals of them all, and calls himself “your monster, Brandon Stark”. He helps them fight off wights at the cave mouth where the Last Greenseer resides, but does not follow… because he cannot pass. He’s Coldhands - but who is Coldhands? We might not know his identity, but his very existence tells us a lot about the Old Gods, the Others and the Children. Go to https://magicmind.com/westeros and get up to 56% off your subscription for the next 10 days with code WESTEROS20. Head to factormeals.com/westeros50 and use code westeros50 to get 50% off. Bonus Eps & More - www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenaly.tumblr.com www.historyofwesteros.com ... Read more

11 Mar 2024

1 HR 58 MINS

1:58:42

11 Mar 2024