Weekly Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth fan podcast discussing Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire. Close the Door and Come Here.
370: AGoT Sansa VI
Spoilers, profanity, Jaime x Brienne. Sansa is just an 11-year old girl, everyone! Joffrey, on the other hand, is a 13-year old POS. Speaking of POS, what about that Kingsguard (sans Sandor)? Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire. A Game of Thrones - Sansa VI.
Close The Door And Come Here - Episode 370
369: AGoT Bran VII
Spoilers, profanity, Jaime x Brienne. Luwin is the Scully to Bran's Mulder. We cringe at the beginning of Bran's Hodor abuse. Is Rickon a future Varamyr? And seriously, shouldn't everyone be more concerned about these kids? Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire. A Game of Thrones - Bran VII.
Close The Door And Come Here - Episode 369
368: AGoT Arya V
Spoilers, profanity, Jaime x Brienne. Let's all go to the Street of Flour! We admire Arya's survival instincts, as well as Joffrey's skill at producing a spectacle for the blood thirsty masses. Even though we've all read this chapter multiple times, we're still waiting for that version when someone rescues Ned. Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire. A Game of Thrones - Arya V.
Close The Door And Come Here - Episode 368
367: AGoT Daenerys VIII
Spoilers, profanity, Jaime x Brienne. Drogo deserved his fate, but Mirri Maz Duur deserves an epic poem in her honor. Not that we really want to think about it, but how many Dothraki does it take to drag a dead horse? And how DO you pronounce maegi? We sure don't know. Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire. A Game of Thrones - Daenerys VIII.
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366: AGoT Catelyn X (repost)
Spoilers, profanity, Jaime x Brienne. How well do you know your Frey cousins? As well as the Blackfish obviously knows Jaime? Speaking of the Kingslayer, after his performance in the Whispering Wood should we start calling him the Terminator instead? Dragon high fives for everyone! Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire. A Game of Thrones - Catelyn X. Encore of Episode 147 - originally recorded in 2017.
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365: AGoT Tyrion VIII (repost)
Spoilers, profanity, Jaime x Brienne. We think GRRM should pretend that sex is a suckling pig, while we're all going to pretend that a ruffled Bronn is really just a delightfully cheeky bird. Comma goes to the mat for Kevan Lannister, while we discover that his brother Tywin shares Jaime's questionable taste in armor. Chella has an ear abacus, and do the Lannister soldiers have a circle jerk - minus the jerk? Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire. A Game of Thrones - Tyrion VIII. Encore of Episode 190 - originally recorded in 2017.
Close The Door And Come Here - Episode 365
Men shouldn’t be allowed to talk about ASOIAF
No offense meant to occasional gents. This is the only GOT/ASOIAF podcast I can bear to listen to because there are just so many terrible takes out there, especially from men. I saw some of them had left bad reviews in this pod so I felt compelled to leave my own review to drown out their lack of imagination and fun. This podcast does a great job of diving into character and inferring plot and meaning from there instead of the logic gymnastics some dudebros do to make characters fit in with their fan theories.
I only read ASOIAF after season 8 aired because I was so devastated and yet haunted by that ending that I needed to get to the bottom of the source material myself. Imagine my surprise when the books were not as twincests had described them on Twitter.
In all seriousness, I know you all hate the show, and are well justified in the feeling, but I wanted you to know that it IS possible to fall in love with Jaime and Brienne without reading the books first. I was so pleasantly surprised when I read the books because while J/B and other characters ARE quite different (read: better) in them, it was like the best bits of the admittedly flawed show characters come to life.
Anyway I will refrain from waxing poetic about Brienne’s vulnerability or Jaime’s cruel wit, but I want to thank you guys for being my book club when I didn’t have one, and for often validating my book opinions when dudebros don’t. Please don’t leave me before Winds comes out, aka never.
Thoughtful, intelligent discussion and lots of laughter
The women (and occasional gents) who have been having a long-running conversation about GRRM’s world and characters are smart and hilarious, and do not shy away from difficult topics, or from disagreeing with each other, and it makes for a really fun podcast, one that makes it feel like I’m listening in on a book club full of a rotating roster of interesting people. I especially appreciate that they all seem to be unapologetic feminists.
Come for the drunkcasts-stay for the analysis
Just discovered this podcast and it’s quickly become my fave ASoIaF podcast out there. I love the in depth analysis and the drunkcasts are amazing and hilarious catharsis after the terrible show season 8. Never stop podcasting ladies (and occasional gents). Although even if you do, I’m thankful to have years of archives to dig into. Thank you!