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.
||BLAH 26 | Meereen Streets: Talking Daenerys & Jon with The Meereenese Blot’s Adam Feldman||Meereen Streets: Talking Daenerys & Jon with The Meereenese Blot’s Adam Feldman One of the brightest stars in the ASoIaF fandom firmament joins your humble hosts this week! Adam Feldman is the author of The Meereenese Blot, and the blogger whose essa||1/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 25 | Winds of War: The New "The Winds of Winter" Sample Chapter in the "A Dance with Dragons" Paperback||Winds of War: The New “The Winds of Winter” Sample Chapter in the “A Dance with Dragons” Paperback Cry havoc and let slip the BLAHs of war! Stefan and I return for a discussion of the new sample chapter from The Winds of Winter in||12/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 24 | Royals: Discussing "The Princess and the Queen, or, The Blacks and the Greens"||Royals: Discussing “The Princess and the Queen, or, The Blacks and the Greens” (feat. Steven Attewell) It’s here! Dangerous Women, the latest in George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois’ long series of themed genre-fiction antholog||12/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 23 | The Boiled Leather Theory Hour: Celebrating the Nerdstream Era’s ASoIaF Theory Feature||The Boiled Leather Theory Hour: Celebrating the Nerdstream Era’s ASoIaF Theory Feature Black Friday is here, and with it the black hearts of your humble hosts! But this time around said hearts are filled with joy as we commemorate (somewhat belatedly;||11/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 22 | Vendettas and Hypotheticals: The Consequences of Vengeance, plus a few "What If?"s||Vendettas and Hypotheticals: The Consequences of Vengeance, plus a few “What If?”s (feat. Amin Javadi) Don’t call it a comeback! Stefan Sasse & Sean T. Collins return with our first BLAH since June, and we’re bringing our chum Amin Javadi o||10/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 21 | "Game" Show: "Game of Thrones" Season Three Reviewed||"Game" Show: "Game of Thrones" Season Three Reviewed You wanted it, you got it: Sean and Stefan talk Game of Thrones Season Three, for 69 minutes and change. Two men and one show enter — one INDISPUTABLE VERDICT ABOUT GOT SEASON THREE leaves! Haha j||6/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 20 | Feastdance: The Combined Reading Order for A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons||Feastdance: The Combined Reading Order for A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons Hang on to your hardcovers, fire up those ebooks, and arrange the dulcet tones of Roy Dotrice into an appropriate iTunes playlist: Today Stefan and I are discussing||5/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 19 | Women of Westeros, Part IV: Margaery, Melisandre, and Lysa||Women of Westeros, Part IV: Margaery, Melisandre, and Lysa It’s a power-player episode of BLAH this time out, as our irregularly scheduled series on the women of Westeros tackles a trio who have little in common except their positions near the top o||4/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 18 | Women of Westeros, Part III: Catelyn & Daenerys||Women of Westeros Part III: Catelyn and Daenerys The mother of dragons squares off against/pairs up with the mother of direwolves in our new episode — the third installment in our irregularly scheduled series on the prominent female characters of A||2/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 17 | She's Like the Wind: Analyzing the New Sample Chapter from "The Winds of Winter"||She’s Like the Wind: Analyzing the New Sample Chapter from “The Winds of Winter” 2013 gets its first case of the BLAHs! Once again, George R.R. Martin has posted a preview chapter from The Winds of Winter, on which I presume he’s||1/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH16 | Book Report: "The Lands of Ice and Fire" and "A Flight of Sorrows"||Book Report: “The Lands of Ice and Fire” and “A Flight of Sorrows” Christmas is just around the corner, but what do you get the A Song of Ice and Fire fan who has everything? Don’t worry, we’re here for you, as always.||12/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH15 | Women of Westeros, Part II: Brienne & Asha||Women of Westeros, Part II: Brienne & Asha WARRIOR WOMEN OF WESTEROS IN HOT SWORD-ON-SWORD ACTION! Haha j/k LOL. Stefan and I proudly present the second installment in our intermittent series of episodes focusing on female characters. Our leading lad||12/10/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH14 | Prophet Motive: The Geopolitical Impact of Prophecy||Prophet Motive: The Geopolitical Impact of Prophecy Can you co-host also be your special guest? We’re about to find out, as I interview my BLAH partner Stefan Sasse about his marvelous essay "Under the Bleeding Star: On the Role of Prophecy in Song||10/9/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH13 | Women of Westeros, Part I: Sansa & Cersei||Women of Westeros, Part I: Sansa & Cersei BLAH’s long summer has ended at last! We’re back with the first in what promises to be a more or less ongoing series of episodes dedicated to the distaff. Part One of our lengthy look at the women||9/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH12 | Hopeless, Romantic: Romanticism and the Weight of History in A Song of Ice and Fire (feat. Elio M. García, Jr. and Li||Hopeless, Romantic: Romanticism and the Weight of History in A Song of Ice and Fire (feat. Elio M. García, Jr. and Linda Antonsson) Stefan and I have had several special guests before, but joining us this week are two of the three people without whom I,||7/2/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH11 | The Body Is a Battleground: Women, Sexual Assault, and Sexuality in A Song of Ice and Fire (feat. Alyssa Rosenberg)||The Body Is a Battleground: Women, Sexual Assault, and Sexuality in A Song of Ice and Fire (feat. Alyssa Rosenberg) This week, one of the best commentators in the fandom joins us to tackle one of the most contentious issues in the series. Alyssa Rosenbe||6/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH10 | ‘Game’ Theory’: What ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Two Got Right and Wrong||‘Game’ Theory’: What ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Two Got Right and Wrong For the first time ever, my co-host Stefan Sasse I focus exclusively on the show rather than the books, for an in-depth discussion of Game of Thrones Season Two. In large p||6/11/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH09 | Suffer the Children/Blackwater Bonus: Children and Violence in A Song of Ice and Fire, plus thoughts on Game of Throne||Suffer the Children/Blackwater Bonus: Children and Violence in A Song of Ice and Fire, plus thoughts on Game of Thrones’ “Blackwater” episode Stefan Sasse and I are once again a dynamic duo for this week’s episode, which once agai||5/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH08 | Fun and Prophet: Examining the Nature of Prophecy, plus a look at 'A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel'||Fun and Prophet: Examining the Nature of Prophecy, plus a look at ‘A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel’ We’re back! Since our last podcast, Stefan and his lady wife produced an heir to House Sasse, a joyous event for which we thank the||5/9/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH07 | Winter Is Gaming: Games of Ice and Fire, by Sean T. Collins, Stefan Sasse, and special guest Amin||Winter Is Gaming: Games of Ice and Fire, by Sean T. Collins, Stefan Sasse, and special guest Amin We work hard here at the Boiled Leather Audio Hour, but we play hard too. That’s why we’re doing something a little different this week and talk||3/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
Good show, but for the love of god do something about the audio quality.
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!
The best Asoiaf Podcast
Best in depth treatment of themes and concepts in books. I only wish they did more podcasting.