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Would the rules of Game of Thrones fly in real life? Laura Hudson and Spencer Ackerman put the show's social, political, and military themes to the test. Presented by WIRED.

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    • TV & Film
    • 3.4, 76 Ratings

Would the rules of Game of Thrones fly in real life? Laura Hudson and Spencer Ackerman put the show's social, political, and military themes to the test. Presented by WIRED.

    The Liberal Wheel: GoT S8 E6

    The Liberal Wheel: GoT S8 E6

    So, in the final analysis, what did Game of Thrones mean? wHAt dID It mEAn

    • 55 min
    I Got Horses In The Back: GoT S8 E5

    I Got Horses In The Back: GoT S8 E5

    Women rulers, amirite? Just imagine if these guys actually made Confederate.

    • 59 min
    The Wheel Wins: GoT S8 S4

    The Wheel Wins: GoT S8 S4

    The Targaryen Revolution is revealed as just more weak liberalism. If that's not enough, there's also widespread misogyny! RIP Spencer's dog.

    • 41 min
    Northern Carbon Sequestration: GoT S8 E3

    Northern Carbon Sequestration: GoT S8 E3

    Beware! Spoilers in the introduction, also the onslaught of zombies. And RIP the climate change metaphor

    • 40 min
    Episode Sixty-Nine: GoT S8 E2

    Episode Sixty-Nine: GoT S8 E2

    What do we do say to the God of Sex? Today. Meanwhile, someone has to bang Tyrion before his centrism dooms the Targaryen Revolution.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Requiem for a Targaryen Reign of Terror: GoT S8 E1

    Requiem for a Targaryen Reign of Terror: GoT S8 E1

    A respect for the potency of tradition risks strangling the Targaryen-Stark alliance in its bed. Cersei, as those backed by capital will, pursues the politics of ensuring she and her dynasty die last. These dragons should have been guillotines. Laura Hudson and Spencer Ackerman explore.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

dire wolfs matter ,

Personal politics over GOT

I don’t mind negative outlooks in a show that isn’t holding up to its nature or character arcs.
But bombarding us with personal politics to curve the nature towards your political view is not any better either.

bror ,

Smart and insightful analysis

You are the shield that guards the intellect of the fandom! Thanks for all that you did. Valar dohaeris.

Sfitzg22 ,

Thoughtful reviews

I can’t honestly but in to all the hosts’ correlations from GoT to issues today. But this is a consistently intelligent and thoughtful podcast

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