The Boiled Leather Audio Hour
By Sean T. Collins & Stefan Sasse
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An in-depth thematic discussion of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the basis for HBO's Game of Thrones, featuring Sean T. Collins and Stefan Sasse. Warning: Westerosi wonkery ahead.
||CleanBLAH 76 | Solo: A Star Wars Podcast||A long time ago, in a theater near you, a movie named Solo: A Star Wars Story came out. It feels like an eternity has passed since then and now, but what better time to listen to Sean & Stefan discuss the movie that seemed to shatter the Star Wars fr||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 75 | Matt Zoller Seitz: A 75th Episode BLAH Salon Spectacular!||Television and film critic Matt Zoller Seitz joins us to help celebrate our 75th episode in style! In this special edition of our BLAH Salon interview series, Sean & Stefan talk to Matt about his upcoming Split Screens Festival, a jam-packed series o||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 74 | Monsters||Unleash the kraken! And the dragon, and the Other, and the wight, and the giant, and the direwolf, and the FrankenGregor, and the giant turtle, et cetera. Sean and Stefan tackle the monsters of Ice and Fire — the ones that aren’t human, we mean —||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 73 | Starship Troopers and Rambo||Come one, you apes! You wanna live forever? We sure hope not, because when you’re pushed, killing’s as easy as breathing. And so is listening to Sean and Stefan discus two of the most violent — and morally complex — action movies of the modern||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 72 | Books vs. Show||They said it would never be done! Your illustrious cohosts do the one thing they never do and spend an entire episode comparing and contrasting A Song of Ice and Fire with its TV adaptation, Game of Thrones. The casting, the writing, the plot, the effe||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 71 | Underdog TV: Better Call Saul, The Americans, & Halt and Catch Fire||Your illustrious co-hosts are back on the television beat for a full episode on three underwatched shows very close to our collective heart: Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, Cold War spy thriller The Americans, and tech-industry drama Halt and C||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 70 | The Impact of Ice and Fire||For our very special 70th episode of the podcast, and our lucky 13th installment of 2017, BLAH is going big! In this freewheeling, wide-ranging episode, Sean & Stefan trace the effects of A Song of Ice and Fire (and Game of Thrones) on our lives, our||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 69 | Star Wars: The Last Jedi||Sean. Stefan. Star Wars. ’Nuff said! Discover why Sean rates The Last Jedi as his least favorite Star Wars movie and learn what Stefan thinks it has in its favor as we go in-depth about Rian Johnson’s peculiarly divisive film in our longest episode||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 68 | 2017: The Year in Review||BLAH takes a look back at the year that was in our long-related return! On this episode of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour, Sean & Stefan discuss 2017’s most memorable books, films, and TV — from Twin Peaks to Dunkirk and beyond. The state of superhe||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 67 | The Sons of the Dragon||Sean & Stefan review George R.R. Martin’s latest historical novella set in the world of Ice and Fire, “The Sons of the Dragon”! Found in The Book of Swords, the latest (and allegedly, until The Winds of Winter is published, the last) genre antho||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 66 | The ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Seven Post-Game Show||You wanted it, you got it. Sean & Stefan vs. Game of Thrones Season 7. ’Nuff said! NOTE: Since a lengthy illness on Sean’s part prevented us from getting this episode out in a timely fashion, we’re rushing it to you with minimal editing. Ooh bab||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 65 | Azor Ahai a Hound? (A Patreon Production)||The Pooch Who Was Promised! In this episode of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour, Sean & Stefan respond to the request of one of our $50-a-month Patreon subscribers, Ryan, to evaluate the odds that Azor Ahai Reborn is none other than Sandor “The Hound||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 64 | Children of Men: A Patreon Production||The Boiled Leather Audio Hour goes dystopian this month! By the special request of our Patreon supporter Jason, who earned the right to choose a topic for the podcast by subscribing at the $50 level, Sean & Stefan are taking a deep dive into the worl||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 63 | Our Favorite Fantasies||“What other fantasy books do you like?” It’s one of our most frequently asked questions, and in this month’s episode of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour, we’re answering it? Sean and Stefan tackle the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, R.A. Salvatore, Llo||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 62 | A Game of Thrones Revisited||The Boiled Leather Audio Hour goes back to the beginning! Sean & Stefan kick off their great A Song of Ice and Fire reread project with an episode dedicated entirely to A Game of Thrones, the novel that started it all. What did George R.R. Martin do||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 61 | The Boiled Leather Children’s Hour||BLAH is for the children! In this episode, Sean and Stefan take a look at two issues uniquely relevant to the younger characters of A Song of Ice and Fire: bullying and education. Inspired by our recent re-reads of A Game of Thrones, our conversation t||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 59 | Political Special: Trump, Week One||Our last episode isn’t even a week old and our most recent BLAM subscriber-exclusive episode isn’t even a day old, but events are moving so quickly in America right now, and have such resonance with our interests as readers, writers, and thinkers,||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 58 | Rogue One: A Star Wars Podcast||Rebellions are built on hope, and this episode of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour is built on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Stefan and Sean continue their exploration of that galaxy far, far away with a look at Gareth Edwards’s stand-alone contribution||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 57 | A Long Time Ago: The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy||This New Year’s Eve, ring in the coming year the old-fashioned way: Listen to Sean and Stefan talk about George Lucas’s Star Wars prequel trilogy for 80 minutes! For the final BLAH of 2016, we’re tackling one of our most frequently requested topi||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Really love the discussions, as I'm certain the issues of honor with the characters and the places they live has never been discussed this in depth before! Loving this podcast!
This podcast really changed the way i look at Westeros, and all the characters in it.
This podcast is detailed, interesting and thought provoking. I've enjoyed and learned (much & more) from each one I've listened to so far. I find myself talking to the podcast, which is scary but illustrates how good the discussion is between Stefan and Sean. Really hope the guys will keep releasing shows. Listen to them they're good!
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