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A calm and simple podcast celebrating all the major contributors to the ASOIAF fandom, having a different one guest on the show each episode

Episodes

We are reaching the endzone, and it shows in today's monster episode. We begin with heading back to Riverrun and saying hi to Brynden, Edmure, and Jaime's dark side. Cersei completely outdoes him as she practices her baseball swing with a lute. Then we get back to the goodbyes as we rejoin the Dornish plot atop the Spear Tower before sliding back down from the Eyrie to the ground below as the plan for Sansa's future, the one that includes poisoning a kid and basically selling her off, shapes the future.

Today's chapters are:

- Jaime VI

- Cersei IX

- The Princess In The Tower/ Arianne II

-  Alayne II/ Sansa III

Step aboard the Isle for talk of the relationship between two famous knights who hate eachother, for nothing short of evil madness down in the black cells, for me trying to pronounce 'Ser Shadrich' again, and most importantly how Doran Martell's philosophy is actually the same message as Brienne VII: protect the innocents, whatever that requires of you as we tie this whole book together and look to the horizon...to see dragons coming straight for us.

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I could talk about us reaching double figures, about saying goodbye to Arya as she says goodbye to sight (and Dareon). There's much to say about Brienne celebrating the celebrated death of Loras. The funeral of Aemon Targaryen is tempting as a topic, but if I'm honest none of them matter. Not when we have Brienne IV, the 'no chance, no choice' chapter. AKA THE chapter of ASOIAF

 

Today's chapters are:

- Cat of the Canals/ Arya III

- Samwell IV

- Cersei VIII

- Brienne VII

 

Step aboard the Isle for talk of Arya, Sam, Cersei, and plenty of Aemon, sure. But really, come and step out into the rain with me as we work our way through one of the happiest scenes in the entire series mixed with a straight up battle of good and evil. Come witness the perfect weaving of themes not just from Brienne's arc but from all five books'. Come and watch the truest knight and the bravest hero do what our original hero only ever wanted to do. 

 

Come and keep some oaths with us

 

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Does Jaime want a Brienne sandwich or a Cersei sandwich? My friends, put your hands together. Yes the three biggest characters of the book unite for today's episode where Jaime hunts down Lancel in Darry, Brienne finds a living ghost on the beautiful Quiet Isle, Cersei SOMEHOW gets even worse than usual with Taena & Falyse, before Jaime meets Daven and Genna Lannister and we finally return to Riverrun. HURRAY!

 

Today's chapters are:

- Jaime IV

- Brienne VI

- Cersei VII

- Jaime V

 

Step aboard the Isle to continue seeing Jaime in his element in the field, the Studio Ghibli feel of the Quiet Isle while Brienne becomes even more beautiful with her promises, talks of Loras on Dragonstone and Pycelle getting smarter by the chapter, and finally the invention of Peck-Pod, the next big squire-based cop-buddy hit coming to your screens soon!

 

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You might think only three chapters would mean less to talk about. And you'd be wrong. Today we reach MAJOR plot turning points for three different povs and for three different areas of Westeros. Jaime leaves King's Landing to bring justice to the Riverlands as Mr Goldenhand. Cersei meets the infamous High Sparrow and makes the decision that is easily her worst yet, essentially kicking off her own doom. And speaking of doom, we wave goodbye to the ironborn in Feast as Euron's campaign truly begins, and Victarion sets his sights across the world.

 

Today's chapters are:

- Jaime III

- Cersei VI

- Victarion II/ The Reaver

 

Hop aboard the Isle not only for a slightly different recording location, but some chat on other series', a whole bunch of Ilyn Payne talk (even comparing him to an Other!), the magnificence of the High Sparrow's control over the queen, and how smart Euron is politically with his rewards and punishments, if still really creepy. Oh, and we have what might be our most content Jaime ever. Back on the road, sharing blackberries, cracking jaws in the name of Brienne the Beauty. 

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

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It's back to our regularly scheduled programming as we head back to both Cersei and Brienne in our first foray into the second half of AFFC. Specifically, we see Petyr Baelish destroy the Lords Declarant in a political tennis match, Cersei's well-thought out plans (HA!) are crumbling already as Tommen puffs up his chest, Brienne returns to Maidenpool before setting out again with a new squad, and Samwell Tarly swings a mean right hook over in Braavos.
 
Today's chapters are:
 
- Alayne I/Sansa II
- Cersei V
- Brienne V
- Samwell III
 
Hop aboard the Isle for chit chat on how Sansa remembers her name, Tommen's monumental decision to outlaw beets, some great but short enjoyment of the Arya-Sam pairing, and of course, pure unrestrained adoration of the Broken Man speech. All that plus curse words aimed at Randyll Tarly. A lot of them.
 
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Slightly later than usual (and thank you all so much for your patience), we come to roughly HALFWAY through Feast for Crows and celebrate with our lone Cersei-less week. No Jaime either, no King's Landing. Instead we focus two on those two periphreal plots hitting the big time and changing direction forever. Today we have the Kingsmoot and the Queenmaker plot. And in between, Brienne and Oathkeeper dealing bitter, bloody justice and Arya trying, and utterly failing, to become No One

Today's chapters:

- Aeron II/ The Drowned Man

- Brienne IV

- Arianne I/ The Queenmaker

- Arya II

Jump aboard the Isle for discussions on exactly how Euron combines and beats the arguments of Asha and Victarion, how there's no such thing as a win in Brienne's world, why Myrcella is so goddamn awesome, and how its much more than just Needle's hiding that proves Arya Stark is going nowhere in terms of being No One

 

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Cersei's reign is here in full swing. And it is DAMN HILARIOUS. King's Landing empties, allies and swords are all but gone, the Small Council is at its smallest, and Cersei thinks its all fantastic. Today we have Cersei's happiest chapter of the book, Jaime realising his sister is becoming like someone else he once knew, while Asha makes a much-ignored great pitch prior to the Kingsmoot and Sam makes big, terrible discoveries on his own ship

Today we have:

- Sam II

- Jaime II

- Cersei IV

- Victarion I/ The Iron Captain

Jump onto the Isle to discuss the strength of Gilly and the growth of Sam, the sheer maths of the King's Landing losses, how nothing is ever Cersei's problem, and a lot of talk about Asha even when we're in Victarion's POV

 

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On today's visit to the Isle of Faces we change it up by reopening the Dorne and Iron Islands plots while also staying consistent with a Cersei and a Brienne, because it is law we must have those two in every episode from now on. We get our lone Asha, our lone Arys, a wedding where NO ONE DIES (what????), and Brienne makes it to Maidenpool to meet with one fine Dick.

Today we have:

- Asha/ The Kraken's Daughter

- Cersei III

- Arys/ The Soiled Knight

- Brienne III

Come across to the Isle for an in-depth discussion on Feast being the most female-driven ASOIAF book, why Asha (and her uncle) (and her uncle's castle) are the best of the Ironborn, Cersei-Aerys vibes, and our true intro to Arianne and the Myrcella plot

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Can it be true? Are we really a quarter of a way into Feast already? Apparently so, so we'd best get down to business. Today we get our real introduction to Cersei's hilarious rule, Brienne visits Duskendale to learn about the remnants of battles, Jaime and his guilt open up to us even while he improves upon every marker, and we get one of our so-very-rare Sansa chapters as Petyr Baelish shows off his A-game (annoyingly)

Today we have:

- Cersei II

- Jaime I

- Brienne II

- Sansa I

Jump aboard the Isle for chit chat about poor, poor Tommen, Varys knowing secrets about Jaqen, what could have been upon the Trident, memories of Roose Bolton's evil, and how Sansa- somehow- maintains her sense of self even while witnessing Littlefinger's skill. Oh, and we get a truly emotional Brienne moment that proves she's the best person in Westeros. You can expect one of those per week, if I'm honest

 

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Now we're back into the swing of things we finally find some normality in this oh-so-strange book. We have our lone glimpse of the Wall with Sam, begin the most noble of quests with Brienne, make the most of a rare Arya chapter, and we begin the doozy, the fave of every ASOIAF fan: Cersei's rule in King's Landing

Today's chapters are:

- Cersei I

- Brienne I

- Sam I

- Arya I

Hop aboard the Isle for some chat on what Arya on the Wall would have looked like, Braavos in general, the many dangers of the open road, the amazing and uncelebrated strength and brilliance of Gilly, plus we get the party poppers out for our goodbye to Tywin. All that, and simple mourning at how little Arya we get in this book...

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

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