This book is an enthralling recap of Game of Thrones to prepare you for Season 5

I’m a huge fan of the Game of Thrones HBO series, and yet I admit I don’t retain half the details in this richly layered, complex, many-threaded fantasy series. Which is where Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Season 3 & 4 comes in.

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Jason Momoa's winning Game of Thrones audition for Khal Drogo

Translation:

I die! I die! I live! I live!

I die! I die! I live! I live!

This is the hairy man

Who fetched the Sun

And caused it to shine again

One upward step! Another upward step!

An upward step, another.. the Sun shines!!

*Note the words wakawhiti te ra are pronounced in Maori as 'fa-ka fe tea te ra" hence the confusion over swearing.

Jason Momoa's Game of Thrones Audition

(Thanks, Matthew!)

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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Brass section cover of Game of Thrones

Screw the string section! [via]

The happiest Father's Day possible in Game of Thrones [s4 finale]

Kevin McFarland reviews the medieval fantasy drama’s extra-brutal season closer.

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New Orleans jazz rendition of Game of Thrones

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play a rousing old-timey jazz rendition of The Game Of Thrones Theme.

Game Of Thrones: “The Watchers On The Wall” [s4e9]

Kevin McFarland reviews an unusual, action-packed episode that takes place almost entirely in and around a single location.

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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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If Game of Thrones were animated by Disney

gotdisneyFernando Mendonça and Anderson Mahanski do the honors for G.R.R. Martin's brutal fantasy series. via

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 opens a Moon Door [Recap: s4e7]

Echoes of Tyrion’s past are about to collide in the present. Kevin McFarland reviews the latest episode of Thrones, where the dwarf’s uncertain doom approaches.

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


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The Laws Of God And Men ring cold in Game of Thrones [s4e6]

Peter Dinklage delivers the speech of the season as Tyrion Lannister, facing the false justice of the kingdom–and his family. Kevin McFarland reviews the latest episode of Game of Thrones.

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