EW's Game of Thrones Weekly

EW's Game of Thrones Weekly

Dive deep into the HBO hit fantasy series each week with Entertainment Weekly's top Westeros war correspondent James Hibberd and Greyjoy fanboy Darren Franich as they talk about what happened on the show, both on camera and behind the scenes – and what might be coming up.... Show More

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May 24, 2019 63 min

James and Darren read Twitter questions, discuss the past and future of Westeros, and ride north with the wildlings. 

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May 20, 2019 80 min

The series finale! James and Darren discuss the fate of Daenerys’ Iron Throne quest, the new king (and queen!) in Westeros, fan backlash to the final season, some tales from the GoT set and Ghost finally getting schnuggies. 

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A destructive and controversial episode of Game of Thrones inspires some profound debate, as James and Darren take a closer look at the dark turn of Daenerys Targaryen. The fatalities piled high in “The Bells,” and so James also offers insight from his interviews with the performers whose characters perished in the chaos. 

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May 6, 2019 90 min

James and Darren deliver a super-sized podcast covering an extra-long episode of Game of Thrones as the show’s heroes make a series of tragic missteps. We revisit last week’s darkness debate, talk Jon’s honesty problem, Brienne’s seemingly doomed hookup, Daenerys being pushed to her limit and that big death.

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April 29, 2019 60 min

Arya leads the charge in a showdown with the Night King and the Army of the Dead. James tells Darren stories from the set of the biggest battle episode in “Game of Thrones” history. It was a brutal, fatality-heavy episode…but did it have to be so hard to see?

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April 22, 2019 59 min

A long night in Winterfell leads to relationship-upending revelations and unexpected attachments. James and Darren disagree about the most surprising episode of the show in years.

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Everyone’s heading to “Winterfell” in the final season premiere of HBO’s fantasy phenomenon. James and Darren discuss the many reunions (and first-ever meetings) taking place in the snowy north, and take a closer look at the already-fractious relations between Sansa and Daenerys. The Night King is marching his army southwards, and down in King’s Landing, Cersei is already assembling an army for the battle AFTER the battle to save W... Read more

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April 5, 2019 37 min

James discusses watching season 8’s first episode (spoiler free) after the New York City premiere. Plus: Final season run times, the showrunners address season 7’s pacing criticisms, the Night King’s origin story and spoiler avoidance tips.

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James and Darren break down the long-awaited Game of Thrones season 8 trailer on EW’s Game of Thrones Podcast, brought to you by Toyota. (What, exactly, is going on with Cersei? is Jon going to ride that dragon or what?). Plus we discuss EW's new Battle of Winterfell set visit cover story reveal some new spoiler-free tidbits about what it was really like behind the scenes of the climatic battle episode.

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Once again, join your co-hosts Darren Franich and Kristen Baldwin as they take a look at season 2 of Star Trek: Discover; Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike tackles social issues with humor on Trigger Warning; and a chat with Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider about their hilarious new series The Other Two.

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In this preview of EW's new weekly podcast about television Best of Shows, Darren Franich and Kristen Baldwin take a look at season 3 of True Detective; Gillian Anderson returning to TV in Netflix’s sweet teen dramedy Sex Education; and Kristen and Darren try to decipher the appeal of The Masked Singer.

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December 20, 2018 58 min

James and Darren are back from their long hiatus to discuss everything season 8.

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September 4, 2017 50 min

What does the Night King actually want? What's in the cards for Dany and Jon? Who is the Prince That Was Promised? Should The Mountain and The Hound finally have their face-off, who is most likely to win? James and Darren look back at the highs and lows of Season 7, discuss what to expect in Season 8, and give their updated rankings on where all the seasons currently stand. Thank you to everyone who listened and supported this podc... Read more

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August 28, 2017 58 min

We break down the season 7 finale: Jon and Dany chart a course toward incest, Sansa and Arya team up on Littlefinger, Theon breaks our hearts, and James reveals what it was like on the set of that Dragonpit summit. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd)... Read more

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August 21, 2017 48 min

Jon Snow leads a suicide squad squad north of the wall, and James was on-set for season 7's snowiest setpiece! He talks with Darren about the most polar-izing episode of the season. Jon and Dany, question mark? Arya and Sansa, exclamation mark! Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts:... Read more

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August 14, 2017 51 min

A fast-paced, callback-filled episode that proves even Dany’s dragons have figured out Jon Snow’s parentage gets decoded by James and Darren, who take on Gendry’s steely return, Littlefinger and Arya’s hallway shadow peeping, and a Westerosi Avengers Assemble at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea (which is totally not a bed and breakfast). Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate ... Read more

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August 7, 2017 55 min

A massive battle threatens the lives of key characters, but James and Darren can't stop talking about the reunions up in Winterfell. Meanwhile, Dany and Jon go spelunking! Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich)  Prod... Read more

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July 31, 2017 38 min

Dany meets Jon. Bran returns to Winterfell. And yet all is wrong in the world of Westeros, as one Queen’s strategy gets demolished by another Queen’s trickery. Death ensues. Meanwhile, Jorah makes a friend. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Dar... Read more

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July 24, 2017 51 min

The Greyjoy-Dorne alliance suffers a significant setback, and Jon Snow considers an alliance with a certain Dragon Queen. Meanwhile, Arya receives some surprising news from a surprising source, and Sam tries to help out Jorah. It's the season’s second episode, and there’s already an epic battle!  Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a r... Read more

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July 17, 2017 51 min

James and Darren break down the season 7 premiere, “Dragonstone,” an opener so fun even Ed Sheeran didn’t wreck it. They tackle Arya’s surprise murder-feast, Euron’s pick-up artist makeover, Sam’s gross internship, Dany’s rad castle repo, and more.  Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Cre... Read more

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