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.
||CleanBLAM 83 | What feast, and who are the crows? With Jim McGeehin||It’s now a whooping 14 years since the release of “A Feast for Crows”, a book that has been met with considerable disappointment back when it was released after an unprecedented five-year-wait (oh, sweet summer child, what do you know o||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 82 | Fire, Blood and Policy||After Sean was taking a short furlough for the last episode, I’m back with my roster of illustrous co-hosts. This month, I’m talking to Steven Attewell, and the topic is still Fire and Blood. How could it be otherwise, really? Being historians and||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 81 | Sean & Stefan on Fire & Blood||George R.R. Martin is back with a new book. Sean T. Collins is back as an illustrious cohost. Sean & Stefan talk Fire & Blood for a full 90 minutes. ’Nuff said! DOWNLOAD EPISODE 81 Additional links: Mirror. Our Patreon page at patreon.com/boiledl||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 80.5 | A Lot of Stones and No Bread||What’s this? Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a bonus episode of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour! Back when I did the episode with guest host Jim McGeehin on military matters, we reaffirmed our shared love of games - video games, roleplaying games and||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 80 | Fire, Blood, Oily Stones, and Narratives||The Boiled Leather Audio History Hour is coming to your house! Aziz and Ashaya from the “History of Westeros” podcast are doing us the honor of providing not one but two illustrious guest co-hosts for this episode. Of course, I’m taking||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 79 | The Battles of Ice and Fire||In Sean’s second consecutive month with a leave of abscence, Stefan is joined by Jim McGeehin, who writes the famous tumblr “Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire” and goes by the handle of “Something like a lawyer”. While his lawyering status ma||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 78 | The Best of the Bunch||Sean is taking a time off due to personal reasons. Until he’s back, to keep you guys with the content you know and love, Stefan will soldier on and line up co-hosts that are illustrious as Sean, or near enough that makes no matter. The first in thi||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBLAH 77 | Before the Game of Thrones||What was life like before A Game of Thrones? No, not for your illustrious cohosts (we can hardly remember; was there life before A Game of Thrones?) — for your favorite POV characters! On this installment of BLAH, Sean & Stefan discuss the attitudes||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
The Unrivaled Authority of ASoIaF
Not only do these two obviously love the source material and have some fantastic analysis on how the story reflects on the outside world, the way Sean and Stefan can reflect the outside world and current events back onto the story shows just how much care and thought is put into each podcast. If only more people were like Sean and Stefan.
Good not great
The two presenters have some great written thought pieces on GoT and the books. This felt a bit more like a lightly planned, "hey let's talk for an hour about a few bullet points." 3/4 opinion, 1/4 insight, but it's worth a listen.
These two guys are 100% the best critics and best analyzers out there. I mean one is a professional so you know it’s going to be smartly done. Enjoy when you do other topics like tv and Star Wars. Super cool. Trump is also an ahole.
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