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 54 | Book of the Stranger Things||We’re turing the podcast Upside Down this episode with an in-depth discussion of Stranger Things, the hit summer thriller series from Netflix and the Duffer Brothers. Wearing its many, many genre influences on its sleeve so proudly that said sleeves mi||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 53 | The Theory of Everything: Analyzing Popular Theories from a Narrative & Thematic Perspective, Part II (A Patreon Prod||One of our most requested episode formats is back, thanks to our loyal patrons! Subscribers to our Patreon have selected the topic of this episode, a sequel to a much-loved previous installment in which we took a look at prominent fan theories not just i||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 52 | The BLAH Salon: Adult Swim’s Jason DeMarco||Our special interview series returns at last! This episode, Sean & Stefan are pleased to welcome Jason DeMarco, Senior Vice President/Creative Director for Adult Swim On-Air. Jason’s worn many hats at the venerable nighttime animation/live-action/sur||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 51 | The ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Post-Game Show||Like Arya Stark joining the kitchen staff at the Twins, we’re just gonna get right down to business here: This episode, Sean & Stefan discuss the just-concluded sixth season of Game of Thrones, from the finale on down, for a full (boiled leather audi||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 50 | Aeron, Euron, It’s On||Undoubtedly timed to coincide with our landmark 50th episode, George R.R. Martin has released, or rather read, a brand new sample chapter from The Winds of Winter, and Sean & Stefan are tackling it in our third podcast in a month! Suitably, it’s a bi||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 49 | We Need to Talk About Hodor: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Six (feat. Poor Quentyn)||Sean and Stefan are joined by a very special guest to talk about a very special episode! Emmett Booth, the ASoIaF analyst behind the widely read Poor Quentyn tumblr and a maester at ASoIaF University, hops aboard the BLAH train to discuss the shocking re||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 48 | Arianne Nation||We’re analyzing the new sample chapter from The Winds of Winter available at GeorgeRRMartin.com this week, and it’s all about Arianne Martell! In this episode of BLAH, Sean & Stefan investigate the latest sneak preview of the next volume of A Song o||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 47 | Ice and Blackfyre (A Patreon Production)||What impact did the Blackfyre Rebellion have on the characters of A Song of Ice and Fire’s view of bastards? What impact might the Blackfyre Rebellion have had on our understanding of those views, had these civil wars of succession been introduced ear||4/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 46 | Forecasting The Winds of Winter, Part 2: Essos||We’re going back to the future with part two of our all-predictions podcast series on The Winds of Winter! This time around we’re traveling to Essos to speculate as to what Volume Six of A Song of Ice and Fire has in store for our old friends, from B||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 45 | Forecasting The Winds of Winter, Part 1: The North||If fools rush in where angels fear to tread, then we’re about to pull a Patchface: We’re foolishly forecasting the events of The Winds of Winter in our new episode! The start of a series, this installment sees us attempting to predict what’s in st||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 44 | A Year of Ice and Fire with Elio M. García, Jr. and Linda Antonsson||Prepare for a guided tour of The World of Ice and Fire! The co-authors of George R.R. Martin’s ambitious sourcebook for A Song of Ice and Fire — and longtime friends of the podcast — Elio M. García, Jr. and Linda Antonsson join us to talk about th||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 43 | Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or Episode Seven Kingdoms||A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Sean and Stefan discuss the new Star Wars movie! Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Jedi mind tricked us into dedicating this episode of our A Song of Ice and Fire podcast to an entirely different fantas||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 42 | Fire and Blood: The Third Reich||We’re traveling from Westeros to Nazi Germany in this unusual—and, to us, urgent—episode of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour. Why are we venturing so far afield from our usual topics of discussion and debate? Because we’ve always believed that A Son||10/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 41 | The Walking Dead in Westeros||We’re comparing two of the biggest shows on television in this episode of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour. One of them is an adaptation of a popular staple of nerd culture—a genre work that had only appeared in print before—which has translated its b||9/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 40 | Women of Westeros, Part V: Arya, Lyanna, the Sand Snakes, Arianne, & Ygritte||It’s ladies’ night once again for the Boiled Leather Audio Hour! We’re resuming our irregular series on the women of Westeros after over two years for an episode on a bunch of characters who break the world of Ice and Fire’s gender mold: Arya Sta||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 39 | (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Bummer Stannis||Discussing “The Dance of Dragons” and Other Elements of Late Season Five “Game of Thrones" We’re back, and we’ve got a burning desire to discuss Stannis, Shireen, and the controversial scene that dominated the conversation around||6/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 38 | The Alayne Game||Discussing the New “The Winds of Winter” Sample Chapter and the Start of “Game of Thrones” Season Five BLAH is back with two, count ‘em, two topics! This go-round, Stefan & Sean tackle the new “Alayne” sample chapter from The||4/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 37 | The Theory of Everything: Analyzing Popular Theories from a Narrative & Thematic Perspective||The Theory of Everything: Analyzing Popular Theories from a Narrative & Thematic Perspective A Song of Ice and Fire fans are a meticulous, scholarly lot. That first baby step into the wider world of fandom that we all take instantly introduces us to||1/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 36 | The BLAH Salon: Jamelle Bouie||The BLAH Salon: Jamelle Bouie Slate.com’s Jamelle Bouie joins us for the start of a project we’ve been planning practically since the Long Night: The BLAH Salon! In each installment of this series, we’ll be spotlighting a writer or arti||1/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 35 | Four Against the World: A "World of Ice and Fire" Roundtable feat. Steven Attewell and Amin Javadi||Four Against the World: A “World of Ice and Fire” Roundtable feat. Steven Attewell and Amin Javadi Celebrate Cyber Monday the old-fashioned way: in boiled leather! The Boiled Leather Audio Hour is back for our second episode in one week, and||12/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
The Smartest ASoIaF Podcast Out There
I listen to several ASoIaF/GoT podcasts, and this is by far the one I get most excited about when I see new episodes posted. As a person who spent their college career writing serious papers using geeky subject matter, I love the academic treatment these guys give the series. They do a great job exploring some of the controversial moral and ethical issues that GRRM uses throughout the books in a way that's both thought-provoking and totally entertaining. Highly recommended!
Good show, but for the love of god do something about the audio quality.
The best Asoiaf Podcast
Best in depth treatment of themes and concepts in books. I only wish they did more podcasting.