89 episodes

A quasi-weekly discussion of the plots, themes and highlights of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Your hosts Dave Chen (The /Filmcast and The Tobolowsky Files) and Joanna Robinson (contributor for VanityFair.com) will dish up both praise and criticism and will try not to sound too pompous if the book was better. Questions, comments, oaths of fealty? Email acastofkings@gmail.com

A Cast of Kings - A Game of Thrones Podcast David Chen and Joanna Robinson

    • TV & Film
    • 4.2, 3K Ratings

A quasi-weekly discussion of the plots, themes and highlights of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Your hosts Dave Chen (The /Filmcast and The Tobolowsky Files) and Joanna Robinson (contributor for VanityFair.com) will dish up both praise and criticism and will try not to sound too pompous if the book was better. Questions, comments, oaths of fealty? Email acastofkings@gmail.com

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

KatB730 ,

Social justice warriors whine about GOT.

This podcast is laughably cringey. The poor guy has to walk on egg-shells around the woman lest he wake the social justice dragon inside of her. THIS IS A FANTASY WORLD. The reason people love this show is because they shove taboo issues right in your face and force you to reason with a world that you don’t recognize! Also, they spend the first 30 minutes talking about anything else except for the show so be prepared to fast forward. There are SO many better GOT podcasts out there and I’m so glad all these other negative reviewers are trying their best to warn others not to waste their time with this one.

Mattie Nix ,

Thank You

I’ve listened since 2014. I am sad this ride is over. I don’t always agree with you, but I listen because; I’m not a critic. I trust your opinions will be thoughtful and constructive. I’m sorry Dave didn’t like the ending 😂

Jefevon ,

Used to love, but they lost me.

I’ve listened to this podcast virtually from day one. I appreciate their opinions, but Johanna Robinson’s worldview is so wildly skewed, it is cringeworthy. This is a show that takes place basically in non Christian, feudal Europe. Notions like feminism, racism, bigotry, etc. do not exist. And if D&D or Martin were to shoehorn in such modern issues for the sake of SJWs, the show would have been impossible to immerse in.

When the unsullied went to the North, the northerners, who had never seen anything other than white faces their entire lives, looked at them exactly like someone in real life would look at people marching with green skin. But, Ms. Robinson cries racism.

Arya Stark is not a Mary Sue. Rey from Star Wars is. The idea of a Mary Sue isn’t a problem because of sexism per se, it is a problem because in today’s world, people want characters to be realistic and earn their skills. Roger Moore’s James Bond was a male equivalent of a Mary Sue (Marty Stu?) and if his type of character were written today he would also be heavily criticized. But Ms. Robinson flat out declares that it is sexism without even entertaining the notion that there is more to it.

I have no ill will towards Joanna or David for that matter. I just wish she could open her mind and see that the world isn’t just driven by social politics. Or if she can’t do so, at least don’t bring it up in a show based on a different society with different norms.

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