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Bend the knee and join us each week as we re-read the epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Each episode will contain a small council meeting for updates on the HBO show, Winds of Winter, and GRR’s ‘Not a Blog’. We also include a short history lesson from A World of Ice and Fire. Finally, we take an in-depth look at each chapter of the series. This is a book club without banners, all are welcome to join! Night gathers, and now our read begins …
 
Dragon Brag is about the HBO series Game of Thrones and is not interested in covering the books by George RR Martin. This is a podcast for show watchers that book readers may also enjoy. It is a part of the Blowout Podcast Network that you can find on itunes. Dragon Brag is hosted by Mike Marshall (@machinesports) and Mike Sirois (@mikesirois). If you enjoy Dragon Brag feel free to review and subscribe via itunes.
 
Let’s Talk About HBO’s Game of Thrones! Each episode we’ll take an episode or two of the show and talk about it from three perspectives; Amos will look at the production and set, Jennie will follow along with the books, and Richard is seeing everything for the first time. Whether new to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, new the HBO adaptation, or just re-watching in preparation for the final season, we’re happy to have you along!
 
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Will Cersei lose her foot in Winds of Winter? House Royce and the Vale! Was Summerhall an "Inside Job"? Listen in as we discuss your RAVENS! The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Arya VIII and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ Follow Ser Matt & Ser Ezra: @Super…
 
RAVENS out the gate! Lyanna Stark as Ethan Glover ... then into Arya VIII Listen in as we discuss chapter 38 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Arya VIII and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ Follow Ser Matt & Ser E…
 
WINDS OF WINTER SPOILERS AHEAD ~ Please welcome our special guest: Crowfood's Daughter!!! She is here to talk about the Greyjoys, Euron Crow's Eye, and the Winds of Winter! Amanda has spent years traversing Westeros and Essos; she runs a YouTube channel called: The Disputed Lands (see link below). Leave us a comment with your thoughts and theories!…
 
Ravens & Crows & Euron oh my!!! We get into it! Listen in as we discuss chapter 37 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Arya VIII and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ Show sponsorship: BetterHelp is an online portal …
 
What does it mean for half a million Oklahomans to be citizens of both the United States and of their tribal nations? We speak with Jay Hannah, who has served the Cherokee Nation as Secretary-Treasurer, Chairman of the 1999 Constitution Convention, and Chairman of all tribal enterprises, about the history and meaning of tribal citizenship within Am…
 
Why does Cersi kiss Tyrion? Why does Mace Tyrell agree to the marriage proposal?! SPECIAL Raven on Summerhall!!! Listen in as we discuss chapter 36 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Tyrion VIII and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/Be…
 
Why do we use this complicated 18th century invention to elect U.S. presidents? Where did the Electoral College come from, what problems and controversies has it caused, and what are its potential benefits for our election system? Our guests, Dr. Aaron Mason and Dr. Eric Schmaltz of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, discuss this hugely conseq…
 
Green Dreams! How difficult are they to interpret? Who is Reek?! Listen in as we discuss chapter 35 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Tyrion VIII and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ Show sponsorship: BetterHelp i…
 
Who hid the dragon glass? Who led Ghost to find it? Listen in as we discuss chapter 34 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Brav V and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ Show sponsorship: BetterHelp is an online portal…
 
How can philosophical and ethical concepts help us navigate the challenges of our current world? We speak with Dr. Guy Crain, a professor of philosophy at Rose State College, about ways of understanding and using philosophy in our everyday lives. Dr. Crain discusses his particular interest in the ethics of violence, and we discuss the deep importan…
 
Who killed Renly? What is the Rainbow guard up to? Listen in as we discuss chapter 33 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Jon IV and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ Show sponsorship: BetterHelp is an online portal …
 
The fourth installment of our TWoW Primer takes us to King’s Landing. We’ll recap Cersei’s arc and the political situation there, including a review of Kevan Lannister’s ADwD Epilogue chapter. Following a discussion on where things might be going for Cersei and the capital in TWoW, we review some small mysteries we hope to see resolved! https://www…
 
Poor Sansa!!! Can we just leave her alone & Ser Dontos get her out of there!!! Listen in as we discuss chapter 32 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Catelyn IV and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES***…
 
“Fantasy literature makes you look at the world from a different perspective, it makes you look at humanity in a totally different light.” We’re looking at the value and deeper meanings of fantasy literature in this episode, featuring Dr. Joshua Grasso of East Central University. We discuss why humans need fantasy, some common themes like exile and…
 
Who is the Iron Bank backing?! Listen in as we discuss the power of the purse. We definitely jump all over the Westeros and Essos! The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Sansa III and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our YouTube P…
 
Can Catelyn make peace?! Listen in as we discuss chapter 31 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Sansa III and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com…
 
“When you have shows that are centered on women, you allow for stories that finally give a platform to issues that women have been trying to put a spotlight on for years, whether it’s health care or sexual harassment or equal pay. Television is a perfect platform.” We talk with Dr. Sunu Kodumthara, a professor of American History at Southwestern Ok…
 
The third installment of our TWoW Primer is all about the Riverlands and the PoV characters we'll see there-- Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth. We recap where their AFfC/ADwD arcs left them and explore what might be happening with them in TWoW. We also discuss predictions for the prologue chapter, what role Lady Stoneheart will play in the nove…
 
The rabbit holes continue! Join us as we rant about our current thoughts on A Song of Ice and Fire! Regular episode coming this Monday! Ser Matt and Ser Ezra will be visiting the Citadel for the next three weeks! The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Catelyn III and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https…
 
Arya makes a new friend! Listen in as we discuss chapter 30 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Catelyn III and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.c…
 
Poor Lancel! Listen in as we discuss chapter 29 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Arya VII and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_S…
 
Our guest, Dr. Tonnia Anderson, is the Founder and Director of the Dr. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Center for Social Justice and Racial Healing at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and she is an Associate Professor of History and American Studies at USAO. In this episode, we discuss the roots and consequences of #racism in America, ways to…
 
Don't trust Jojen! Listen in as we discuss chapter 28 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Tyrion VII and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/chan…
 
Let’s NOT talk about Thrones! In this podcast, we talk about anything we want. Well, there’s more to it than that, but you get the idea. Email us letstalkaboutthrones@gmail.com and find us on Twitter: Jennie Josephson – @jenniej23 Richard Gunther – @richardgunther Anthony Lemos – @ethancaine Of course, credit where it’s due: Original cover art prov…
 
Viewing the Civil War through the lens of its largest battle, Gettysburg gives deeper insights into the war's misconceptions, mythologies, and memories. We speak with one of the leading scholars of the Battle of Gettysburg, Dr. Jen Murray of Oklahoma State University, about the context of the battle, its impact on the ultimate defeat of the Confede…
 
Ready or Qarth ... here we come! Listen in as we discuss chapter 27 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Bran IV and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www.youtu…
 
Arya continues to add to her list! Listen in as we discuss chapter 26 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Daenerys II and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www…
 
Our series recapping all the arcs, threads, and theories of what will be happening in the beginning of TWoW continues with a look at some characters we expect to be making Journeys in TWoW. We begin with Bran, north of the Wall, then visit Arya in Braavos and Sansa in the Vale, and conclude with Davos and Rickon. Along the way we address who is Col…
 
Tyrion & Cersi have a good laugh! Pycelle is in BIG trouble! Listen in as we discuss chapter 25 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Arya VI and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our You…
 
Poor Theon?! We actually do like the Ironborn just not that much lol :) Listen in as we discuss chapter 24 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Tyrion VI and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscri…
 
What can we learn from the "Spanish Flu" pandemic that claimed at least 50 million lives worldwide a century ago? Dr. Justin Olmstead, a professor of history at the University of Central Oklahoma and one of the leading historians of this time period, discusses the impact of this pandemic on American life and culture. We discuss the origins and vari…
 
Who is Craster?! Listen in as we discuss chapter 23 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Theon II and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/…
 
Catelyn goes south, again! Listen in as we discuss chapter 22 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Jon III and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com…
 
The Reeds show up and swear an ancient oath! Listen in as we discuss chapter 21 of George R. R. Martin's A Clash of Kings. The reread will continue! Make sure to read A CLASH OF KINGS: Catelyn II and share your thoughts on Facebook: Join the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/BendtheKneePodcast/ ***BTK UPDATES*** Subscribe to our YouTube Page: ht…
 
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