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The Cast Beyond the Wall is an unofficial House of the Dragon podcast dedicated to a fun pop culture-laced Westerosi discussion hashing out and recapping the biggest moments from each episode of the Game of Thrones successor series. Each week host Caleb Masters is joined by co-host Daniel Stull and a revolving panel of guest hosts as they discuss House of the Dragon with fellow fans and critics by way of in-depth discussion and analysis.

The Cast Beyond the Wall: A House of the Dragon Podcast Caleb Masters

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    • 4.6 • 29 Ratings

The Cast Beyond the Wall is an unofficial House of the Dragon podcast dedicated to a fun pop culture-laced Westerosi discussion hashing out and recapping the biggest moments from each episode of the Game of Thrones successor series. Each week host Caleb Masters is joined by co-host Daniel Stull and a revolving panel of guest hosts as they discuss House of the Dragon with fellow fans and critics by way of in-depth discussion and analysis.

    TCBtW #64 - House of the Dragon Season 1 Review

    TCBtW #64 - House of the Dragon Season 1 Review

    At the beginning of this season of The Cast Beyond the Wall, we were skeptical about House of the Dragon. After the premiere, we were curious, and as the series aired, we found ourselves enjoying this Westerosi show almost as much as the last. In this season finale of The Cast Beyond the Wall, hosts Caleb Masters and Daniel Stull are re-joined by Rapidfire & Blood Reactions co-host, Lauren Weingart, to look back at the Game of Thrones successor series's freshman year.
    Now that the dust and ashes have settled, how well does House of the Dragon hold up now that we've got the complete picture?
    Today’s podcast topics include:
    Listener feedback The characters and stories that provide the most satisfying arc What is our favorite first season of a TV show? How well did season 1 of House of the Dragon fit together as a whole? Does it compare to the first season of Game of Thrones? What would we like to see in season 2? This season's biggest winners, losers, and wild card players Continue the conversation Listen and rate us on Spotify
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    TCBtW #63 - The Black Queen

    TCBtW #63 - The Black Queen

    House of the Dragon has come a long way in its first season, and it's all been leading to this...the biggest civil war in sci-fi/fantasy on this side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this episode of The Cast Beyond the Wall, hosts Caleb Masters and Daniel Stull are re-joined by special returning guest host, Ben Friend, to discuss what the events of this episode and cliffhanger mean for team Rhaenyra AKA "the blacks," and the viewers.
    Following last week's "The Green Council," which focused on the Hightowers AKA "the greens," in King's Landing, this week's episode shifts the focus to our other lead, Rhaenyra, from her base in Dragonstone. Rhaenys delivers the troubling news of both Visery's death and also Aegon II's being crowned king in her place.
    With Corlys "the sea snake" Velaryon making a surprise return from the brink of death to pledge support from Rhaenyra and Daemon counting dragons, it seems the Blacks are not out of the game despite lacking loyalty from many of the key lords of the seven kingdoms. The name of the game is "war," especially after Lucerys is murdered by Aemond's dragon in a chase the bards will sing about for generations to come.
    Does this episode provide an adequate cliffhanger to leave us wanting more for season 2?
    Today’s podcast topics include:
    Does this episode provide a satisfying close to the first season of House of the Dragon? The consequences of Aemond's actions on Houe Targaryen The crowning of Rhaenyra as queen on Dragonstone Daemon's obsession with war Do the Blacks have the support they need to wage a war? Corlys's unexpected return from the edge of death What do we expect to see next season This week's winner, loser, and wild card player According to the IMDB synopsis, “The Black Queen” is described as: 
    "While mourning a tragic loss, Rhaenyra tries to hold the realm together, and Daemon prepares for war."

    Continue the conversation Listen and rate us on Spotify
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    • 2 hr 24 min
    Rapidfire & Blood Reactions - The Black Queen

    Rapidfire & Blood Reactions - The Black Queen

    Rapidfire & Blood Reactions returns to The Cast Beyond the Wall in this minisode where hosts Caleb Masters and Lauren Weingart provide their immediate reactions to the latest developments in the Targaryen family feud.
    Today we provide our initial unfiltered thoughts covering the House of the Dragon season 1 finale, "The Black Queen." 
    In this short discussion, we'll cover:
    How this episode completes the "prologue" chapter of the series and why that's a good thing What Aemond's assassination of Lucerys means for the dance of the dragons Whether the gruesome childbirth scene in this episode was necessary Continue the conversation Listen and rate us on Spotify
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    • 23 min
    TCBtW #62 - The Green Council

    TCBtW #62 - The Green Council

    Everything we've seen in House of the Dragon so far has been leading up to Visery's death and the inevitably bloody fallout, and in true Game of Thrones tradition, "The Green Council," delivers a pulse-pounding episode nine race between Alicent and Otto Hightower to secure Aegon ahead of his coronation.
    The Cast Beyond the Wall hosts Caleb Masters and Daniel Stull are joined by first-time guest, Adam Kemp, to break down each scene of this week's episode before making predictions for what could happen next. With so much on the line, has House of the Dragon persuaded us to empathize with Alicent's point of view?
    Kemp brings his book reader knowledge to the especially tense episode, outlining when the show took liberties with some of the more ambiguous source material. 
    Is this the paradigm-shifting ninth chapter we've been waiting for?
    Today’s podcast topics include:
    Is this the climactic episode nine we expected? The immediate fallout of King Viserys's death Have we given Alicent enough credit? Rhaenys's big dragon play How do you keep Ser Eryck and Arryk Cargyll's names and allegiances straight? The white worm's larger scheme Is it ok to feel bad for Aegon? Our selected winners, losers, and wild card players for the week According to the IMDB synopsis, “The Green Council” is described as: 
    "While Alicent enlists Cole and Aemond to track down Aegon, Otto gathers the great houses of Westeros to affirm their allegiance."

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    • 2 hr 3 min
    BONUS - The Rings of Power Pre-Season 1 Finale Check-In

    BONUS - The Rings of Power Pre-Season 1 Finale Check-In

    In this bonus episode of The Cast Beyond the Wall, host Caleb Masters is rejoined by guest Chad Parizman to check in on how well The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has maintained its momentum since we initially covered the first two episodes earlier this year.
    After learning more about Chad's previous relationship with Middle Earth, we discuss what the first season has done well, where it's struggled to captivate audiences the same way as Jackson's trilogy, and what the series could do in the future.
    Today’s podcast topics include:
    What makes the story compelling, yet, the pacing a challenge Which characters and stories have been the highlight so far Whether or not the series jumped the shark at episode 7 Is Halbrand who he says he is? But seriously, who is the stranger? According to the IMDB synopsis, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is described as:
    “Epic drama set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.”

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    • 48 min
    TCBtW #61 - The Lord of the Tides

    TCBtW #61 - The Lord of the Tides

    After eight episodes, The Cast Beyond the Wall is back to cover King Viserys's swan song, "The Lord of the Tides." Hosts Caleb Masters and Daniel Stull are joined by first-time guest, Chad Parizman, to discuss whether the latest chapter does King Viserys Targaryen(Paddy Considine) justice. 
    After yet another time jump (six years in this instance), Vaemond Velaryon petitions against Lucerys Targaryen's claim as lord of Driftmark, calling them illegitimate children, after Corlys "the sea snake" Velaryon has grown deathly ill in the second war for the Stepstones. To defend their family's claim, Rhaenyra and Daemon travel to King's Landing to plead with Viserys on his deathbed. Meanwhile, Alicent and Otto Hightower plan to leverage the petition to bring Rhaenyra's entire position as heir into question.
    Before his final day, King Viserys sees the division in the Targaryen house and makes one last attempt to bring the families together over dinner in hopes of making peace. Though a noble effort the resentment and bad blood run deep.
    Does Viserys's last stand have any hope of reshaping the wars to come?
    Today’s podcast topics include:
    Our overall reviews of "The Lord of the Tides" Whether or not Vaemond Velaryon's petition is warranted How Viserys's last hurrah of defending Rhaenyra's claim better positions Rhaenys and the Velaryons Prince Daemon's best quip yet What made the last family dinner so impactful What Alicent will do with the king's dying words Our predictions for what's to come in the iconic Game of Thrones episode 9 This week's winner, loser, and wildcard player According to the IMDB synopsis, “The Lord of the Tides” is described as: 
    "Six years later. With the Driftmark succession suddenly critical, Rhaenyra attempts to strike a bargain with Rhaenys."

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    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Kish333 ,

So happy I found this podcast

I was searching for a HOTD podcast that I would enjoy and I am so glad I found this one!! I am going to go and search the GOT episodes during this long night until season two!

Jamie_Russell ,

Best Podcast in all of Westeros!

I’ve listened to this podcast for many seasons of Game of Thrones. Like many I was apprehensive about House of the Dragon. After watching the first episode and being pleasantly surprised, I was over the moon a few days later when I found they had dusted the old podcast off and refreshed it into House of the Dragon!

I love the banter of the hosts and special guests who have various outlooks and insights. I think it is great how they don’t spoil anything going too far into the books too much but more-so reference them lightly where helpful to the conversation. They cover the whole gamut of topics from the storyline, pacing, cinematography, contrasts to GoT, actors, directors, writers, etc.

The podcast is structured well so you know what you get are going to get each week. Recently they have added some quick bonus episodes that are more of the quick reactions to the weeks episode that can’t be faked that I think add a level transparency that is fun to listen to.

Do yourself a favor and follow the Cast Beyond the Wall! It’s the Valyrian Steel of Westerosian Podcasts!

OldestArrow ,

A fun and insightful podcast for Westeros fans!

I really enjoy this podcast! I started listening during season 6 of GoT, and was really excited when they decided to bring it back for HOTD. The questions are always thoughtful and thought-provoking. It feels like a spirited conversation with friends about a show we all love. (I wanted to take off a star for Caleb’s pronunciation of “Silmarillion” in the Rings of Power Special episode, but I decided that I couldn’t be that mean 😆) Looking forward to the next episode!!

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