212 episodes

Welcome to ‘House of R,’ where Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson explore your favorite fictional universes with their signature Deep Dives into everything from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Lord of the Rings’ to Marvel, and beyond. Whether they’re parsing mythology, story themes, and character arcs or tracing influences across decades of fantasy and sci-fi stories, Jo and Mal will be here weekly with Deep Dives into new nerd culture releases, nostalgic revisitations of their favorite tales in fandom, Tropes Course examinations, Hall of Fame inductions, Hype Meters, drafts, mailbags, watch lists, top moments countdowns, recommendations, and more.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 160 Ratings

Welcome to ‘House of R,’ where Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson explore your favorite fictional universes with their signature Deep Dives into everything from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Lord of the Rings’ to Marvel, and beyond. Whether they’re parsing mythology, story themes, and character arcs or tracing influences across decades of fantasy and sci-fi stories, Jo and Mal will be here weekly with Deep Dives into new nerd culture releases, nostalgic revisitations of their favorite tales in fandom, Tropes Course examinations, Hall of Fame inductions, Hype Meters, drafts, mailbags, watch lists, top moments countdowns, recommendations, and more.

    'The Acolyte' Episode 8 Deep Dive

    'The Acolyte' Episode 8 Deep Dive

    It's time to bleed the crystal, as Jo and Mal are here to dive deep into the season finale of 'The Acolyte.' They begin with their opening snapshot on this episode and their thoughts on the season in general (06:54). Then they get into the nitty gritty of revelations and surprise cameos that make up this divisive season of TV (17:02).

    Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson
    Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman
    Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal
    Social: Jomi Adeniran
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    'House of the Dragon' Season 2, Episode 5 Deep Dive. Plus: Steve Toussaint!

    'House of the Dragon' Season 2, Episode 5 Deep Dive. Plus: Steve Toussaint!

    The Hour of the Dragon is once again upon us, and Mal and Jo are here to dive deep into the fifth episode of 'House of the Dragon' Season 2! The road to war gets shorter and shorter as they go scene by scene to take a look at the riveting aftermath of the battle at Rook's Rest (10:53). Later, they are joined by the Sea Snake himself, Steve Toussaint, to discuss the developments of Corlys Velaryon this episode (3:09:21). Finally, they dive into their book spoiler section to plot out the rest of the season (3:30:50).

    Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson
    Guest: Steve Toussaint
    Producers: Steve Ahlman, John Richter, and Jack Sanders
    Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal
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    • 3 hrs 49 min
    'House of the Dragon' Season 2, Episode 5 Reactions | Talk the Thrones

    'House of the Dragon' Season 2, Episode 5 Reactions | Talk the Thrones

    What comes after you kill a dragon? Well, Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Joanna Robinson talk about the latest episode of 'House of the Dragon' to find the aftermath of Rook's Rest and break down our characters' next moves.

    Hosts: Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, Joanna Robinson

    Production:
    Jack Wilson, Felipe Guilhermino, Chris Wohlers, Kevin Cureghian, Bobby Gibbons, Jonathan Frias, Ryan Todd, Cory McConnell, Aleya Zenieris, Arjuna Ramgopal, Steve Ahlman, Jomi Adeniran, Abreanna Corrales and Yvonne Wang
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    • 59 min
    ‘The Acolyte’ Episode 7 Mailbag

    ‘The Acolyte’ Episode 7 Mailbag

    The House of R flashes back to answer all of your burning questions on Episode 7 of ‘The Acolyte’ (09:13). From tough decisions to witchy smoke plumes, Mal and Joanna take to the mailbag to see what we can gather from this episode and the impending finale of this 'Star Wars' drama.

    Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson
    Producers: Steve Ahlman and Cory McConnell
    Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal
    Social: Jomi Adeniran
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    House of the Dragon' Season 2, Episode 4 Deep Dive. Plus: Ewan Mitchell!

    House of the Dragon' Season 2, Episode 4 Deep Dive. Plus: Ewan Mitchell!

    The dance has begun, and it's time for Mal and Jo to dive deep into the explosive fourth episode of ‘House of the Dragon.' They begin with their opening snapshot (06:12) to discuss their overall impressions before going scene by scene into the intriguing, witchy, and dragon-battling wonder (09:38). Later they are joined by Aemond "One Eye" himself, Ewan Mitchell, to discuss his role in this episode and what it took for him to inhabit his scheming character (03:22:15). All before diving into their book spoiler section to take a look ahead at what the next episode might bring (03:41:17).

    Hosts: Mallory Rubin and Joanna Robinson
    Guest: Ewan Mitchell
    Producers: Steve Ahlman and John Richter
    Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal
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    • 3 hrs 57 min
    'House of the Dragon' Season 2, Episode 4 Reactions | Talk the Thrones

    'House of the Dragon' Season 2, Episode 4 Reactions | Talk the Thrones

    It's time to turn up the heat as Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Joanna Robinson talk about the latest explosive episode of 'House of the Dragon'. They talk about the stunning final battle sequence, shocking deaths, as well as some incredible witchy wonder!
    Hosts: Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, Joanna Robinson
    Production:
    Jack Wilson, Chris Wohlers, Nick Kosut, Tony Perry, Bobby Gibbons, Cory McConnell, Arjuna Ramgopal, Steve Ahlman, John Richter, Aleya Zenieris, Jomi Adeniran, Jordan Bathe, Abreanna Corrales and Yvonne Wang
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

foremilywhereshelays ,

The Woodward & Bernstein of Streaming

I mean, I would normally say “The Joan Didion and Sydney Sweeney of Podcasts” in that Mal & Jo are so high and lowbrow in any given instance, so literary and so pop the next, and so sage and so stunning in their cultural lore…but this is the internet where incels review bomb them because they dare to mention that dragon shows are kinda feminist. So, let’s just go with two white dudes as their proxies while we all secretly cackle to ourselves when they drop 4hr deep dives into Criston Cole’s PTSD.

Merikasux ,

Just the Best

Podcast perfection ❤️

NJHmtl2021 ,

I laughed, I cried, I loved every minute

There is no one podcasting with the knowledge, passion and charisma of these two. There are so many shows that I can’t even tell if I liked the shows themselves or just grew to like them because of their House of R coverage. The genuine care the hosts have for each other and the material is evidenced in their ability to swing from deep lore to chaotic observational humour. They are on a whole ‘nother level and there is no one I would rather laugh along with in my headphones. I dare you to not develop a deep parasocial love for these two intelligent, funny and wise women. A must listen!

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