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Spencer Ackerman and Laura Hudson tackle the conflicts, schemes and themes of Game of Thrones. Have a comment or question for our hosts? Leave us a voicemail:  917-900-4577

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    • 4.7 • 33 Ratings

Spencer Ackerman and Laura Hudson tackle the conflicts, schemes and themes of Game of Thrones. Have a comment or question for our hosts? Leave us a voicemail:  917-900-4577

    Game of Thrones: how did your predictions stack up? – the Citadel podcast

    Game of Thrones: how did your predictions stack up? – the Citadel podcast

    We revisit our forecasts from three months ago and respond to readers’ feedback about the season

    • 34 min
    The Vengeance of Game of Thrones – The Citadel podcast

    The Vengeance of Game of Thrones – The Citadel podcast

    As the chess pieces are set up for the final act, the players of the Game of Thrones use chaos to get their revenge

    • 47 min
    How realistic are battles in Game of Thrones? – the Citadel podcast

    How realistic are battles in Game of Thrones? – the Citadel podcast

    In The Battle of the Bastards, fighting has exploded across two continents – so are the tactics genuine and is the violence authentic?

    • 38 min
    Game of Thrones: a parable for the US election? – The Citadel podcast

    Game of Thrones: a parable for the US election? – The Citadel podcast

    What can Game of Thrones tell us about how we discuss politics?

    • 33 min
    How Game of Thrones handled the impact of sexual assault – the Citadel podcast

    How Game of Thrones handled the impact of sexual assault – the Citadel podcast

    The Broken Man was an episode in which many characters – including Theon, Cersei, the Hound and Sansa – dealt with trauma

    • 37 min
    Game of Thrones: 'Probably even the Night’s King got a family' - The Citadel podcast

    Game of Thrones: 'Probably even the Night’s King got a family' - The Citadel podcast

    As our characters start to take on their likely final forms for the story, we see them all checking back in with their families in Blood of my Blood

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Neophyte303 ,

Unique, compelling & insightful

This non-recap podcast analyzes GoT in the context of real-world politics, culture, history. The focus is true analysis, succinct & compelling. Uniquely great GoT podcast.

The hosts are intelligent, eloquent, & steeped in both GoT & universal knowledge. They include the National Security writer for the Guardian.

mysteryGuy82 ,

Best Game of Thrones podcast

I liked when Laura Hudson wrote about Game of Thrones for Wired and talked about it on the Gamelife podcast. Her cohost, Spencer Ackerman, adds a security or strategic perspective you won't find in most other Game of Thrones podcasts. I've listened to other podcasts about the show, and this is the best one for a wide range or audiences. It's not trying to spoil things. There is some speculation because that is part of the fun when talking to friends (or hearing two friends talk about it). They don't waste a lot of time recapping. I highly recommend this to anyone.

Middle River Terp ,

More than a recap show

The Guardian's GoT show has become a must listen for me as soon as it loads. Lauren Hudson and Spencer Ackerman are both book readers who discuss GoT and relate the real world to it. Worth subscribing to if you want serious, in depth discussion. Well done.

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