Boars, Gore, and Swords


Boars, Gore, and Swords: Penny Dreadful

This week we’re completely lacking in Boars, but are up to our mangled necks in Gore and Swords. Ivan and Red take a break from the realms of Westeros and Essos and head for 19th century London to re-cap Showtime and Sky’s Penny Dreadful, created and written by John Logan. In this “What You Should Be Watching” episode, they discuss ravens from the Bannermen, Penny Dreadful’s horrific introduction, The Doctor’s big reveal, a victorian SRO, the best place to be located if you discover you’re in a horror film, Ava vs Eva, Feminism and the Third Reich, CGI Spiders, the scourge of pocket watches discouraging human interaction, Timothy Dalton’s Taken, lady Sherlock, guts budget, the Emmy for best face tattoo, and the logical fallacy of world murder.

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Game of Thrones Book Club: Wayne Campbell Takes the Black

With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where they cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that correspond to the previous television season. No book spoilers past the TV show!

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Game of Thrones Book Club: Petyr Baelish’s Game of King Chairs

With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where they cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that correspond to the previous television season. No book spoilers past the TV show!

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Game of Thrones Book Club: Outlander

In this episode, Red and Ivan recap the series premiere of Outlander.

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Game of Thrones Book Club: Sansa V and Jaime VII, from A Storm of Swords

With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where they cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that correspond to the previous television season. No book spoilers past the TV show!

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Book Club: A Storm of Swords Daenerys V and Tyrion VII

With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where they cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that correspond to the previous television season. No book spoilers past the TV show!

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Boars, Gore, And Swords book club: Strong Belwas’s Bowels

With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where they cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that correspond to the previous television season. No book spoilers past the TV show!

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Boars, Gore, And Swords book club: Wanton and Treacherous by Nature

With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where they cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that correspond to the previous television season. No TV spoilers!

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Game of Thrones s4e10 season finale [Boars, Gore, and Swords]

“The Children”, Season 4, Episode 10, of HBO’s Game of Thrones packs a lot of paternal angst into the season finale of the fourth season. Ivan and Red are joined by Oakland based comedian O.J. Patterson, the force behind the San Francisco Bay Area comedy blog, Courting Comedy.

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Ygritte’s Regrets: Game of Thrones s4e8 [Boars, Gore, and Swords]

“The Watchers on the Wall,” Season 4, Episode 9, of HBO’s Game of Thrones is all about Gore and Swords (and Giants) which makes this podcast the perfect vehicle for discussion.

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The Mountain and the Viper: Game of Thrones s4e8 [Boars, Gore, and Swords]

“The Mountain and the Viper”, Season 4, Episode 8 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, is both the end for some cherished characters as well as a new beginning for others.

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Women in Game of Thrones [Boars, Gore, and Swords]

Since this season’s “Breaker of Chains” episode, Game of Thrones’ handling of women and sex has been under intense scrutiny, and with a break in the show over Memorial Day, we dedicate an entire episode to bringing on two of our favorite guests and comedians to discuss exactly these topics.

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Game of Thrones s4e7 recap (Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast)

“Mockingbird”, Season 4, Episode 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, isn’t just a table setting for the last three episodes, it’s loaded with surprises.

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Game of Thrones s4e6 recap (Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast)


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Boars, Gore & Swords: Game of Thrones S4E5

[Spoilers ahoy!] “First of His Name,” Season 4 Episode 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, is a real return to form as the show continues its strongest season.

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