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 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|
||BLAH 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|
||BLAH 34 | Around the World: Discussing "The World of Ice and Fire"||Around the World: Discussing “The World of Ice and Fire” We’re back, and a world awaits! Released with deserved fanfare a few weeks ago, The World of Ice and Fire, the long-awaited world book by George R.R. Martin and his co-authors Eli||11/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 33 | We Want the Dunk: Discussing the Tales of Dunk and Egg||We Want the Dunk: Discussing the Tales of Dunk and Egg Ser Duncan the Tall gets his turn in the spotlight in an episode nearly as big as the man himself! At long last, Stefan and I turn our attention to “The Hedge Knight,” “The Sworn Sw||7/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 32 | Going Rogue: Discussing "The Rogue Prince, or, A King's Brother"||Going Rogue: Discussing “The Rogue Prince, or, A King’s Brother” Another chapter from the GRRMArillion? You betcha! Rogues, the latest cross-genre anthology edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, is out, and you know what th||7/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 31 | Rhoyne Like Hell: Westeros.org's Rhoynar-centric "The World of Ice and Fire" Excerpt||Rhoyne Like Hell: Westeros.org’s Rhoynar-centric “The World of Ice and Fire” Excerpt The bodies haven’t even been removed from the battlefield of our last podcast, but Stefan and I are back already with a brand-new BLAH! Today we&||6/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 30 | The Post-"Game" Show: Game of Thrones Season Four Reviewed [updated]||The Post-“Game” Show: Game of Thrones Season Four Reviewed [updated] Our biggest episode! Game of Thrones Season Four is over, and in this mega-sized BLAH, Stefan and I analyze it for damn near 90 minutes. Every major storyline is covered, every||6/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 29 | Conquest!: GeorgeRRMartin.com’s Aegon Targaryen-centric “The World of Ice and Fire” Excerpt||Conquest!: GeorgeRRMartin.com’s Aegon Targaryen-centric “The World of Ice and Fire” Excerpt Another week, another sample from something Good King George has got cooking — if, of course, by “another week” you mean “last week.” Yes, since S||5/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 28 | The Quality of Mercy: GeorgeRRMartin.com's new "The Winds of Winter" Sample Chapter||The Quality of Mercy: GeorgeRRMartin.com’s new “The Winds of Winter” Sample Chapter It is a weeping, and a moaning, and a gnashing of teeth: Hot on the heels of our last installment comes yet another BLAH about yet another Winds of Wint||3/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BLAH 27 | Wild Is the Wind: The New "The Winds of Winter" Sample Chapter in the World of Ice and Fire App||Wild Is the Wind: The New “The Winds of Winter” Sample Chapter in the World of Ice and Fire App Once more unto the breach, dear friends: George R.R. Martin has unveiled a new sample chapter from The Winds of Winter, this time ensconced in the||3/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||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||1/30/2014||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||12/17/2013||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||12/11/2013||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;||11/29/2013||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||10/30/2013||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||6/13/2013||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||5/14/2013||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||4/24/2013||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||2/19/2013||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.