A Cast of Kings - A Game of Thrones Podcast

A Cast of Kings - A Game of Thrones Podcast

A quasi-weekly discussion of the plots, themes and highlights of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Your hosts Dave Chen (The /Filmcast and The Tobolowsky Files) and Joanna Robinson (contributor for http://VanityFair.com) will dish up both praise and criticism and will try not to sound too pompous if the book was better. Questions, comments, oaths of fealty? Email acastofkings@gmail.com

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June 12, 2020 15 min
Introducing the newest Audioboom original podcast, Truth vs Hollywood. Join Film lovers David Chen and Joanna Robinson as they do a deep dive into well known films and discuss how similar they are to the actual story.  Truth vs Hollywood premieres 6/12. Subscribe to Truth vs Hollywood on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/truth-vs-hollywood/id1510582080
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Joanna and Dave are each launching Succession podcasts! In this bonus episode, they discuss what they've been up to since Game of Thrones ended and why you should be watching the HBO Original series Succession.

  • Subscribe to Still Watching as they cover Succession
  • Check out The Boiler Room, Joanna's podcast about My So-Called Life
  • Subscribe to The Sweet Smell of Succession
  • Subscribe to Culturally Relevant


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    David Chen and Joanna Robinson reflect on this epic, touching, improbable, and divisive series that is Game of Thrones, plus this podcast that they created to accompany it. Thank you all for listening.

    Music in this episode comes from Jenny Owen Youngs. To download today’s song plus to hear/download more of her original Game of Thrones music, go to Buffering the Vampire Slayer
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    It’s the final page of A Song of Ice and Fire. David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the finale of the HBO series Game of Thrones, “The Iron Throne.” Catch the analysis of the ending by Ben and Jacob of Slashfilm here. Read Joanna’s article on how Lord of the Rings predicted the ending of Game of Thrones here, and the show's original pitch to HBO here. Read George R.R. Martin’s 2014 interview in the Rolling Stone. And look at ho...
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    May 14, 2019 113 min
    All bell breaks loose. David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the fifth episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “The Bells.” Catch the Slashfilm Daily recap of the divisive episode here. Read the post on Medium about why pop culture fans feel threatened by disagreement here. Read Joanna's article about why Dany's turn feels like a betrayal. 
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    The battle may have ended but the war for the throne is just about to start. David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the fourth episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks.” Catch Ben and Jacob’s recap of the show on Slashfilm here. Read about Jamie’s baffling choice to leave Winterfell here.

    Music in this episode comes from Jenny Owen Youngs, musician and co-host of the podcast Buffering the Vam...
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    Brace yourself for an endless night.  David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the third episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “The Long Night.” Read about how the battle may have been literally too dark on Vanity Fair. Learn about how Game of Thrones taught us to want death by Willa Paskin.  Read Jacob Hall’s thoughts of the episode on Slashfilm here
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    It’s the night before the storm.  David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the second episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” Find out about the meaning behind Podrick’s song here. Read Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson’s recap of the episode here
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    April 16, 2019 94 min
    It’s the beginning of the end!  David Chen and Joanna Robinson dive into the first episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “Winterfell.” Listen to David and Joanna’s recent interview on NPR All Things Considered. Read Joanna’s Vanity Fair article on the Easter eggs in the season premiere, and see her profile in the San Francisco Chronicle. 
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    April 9, 2019 56 min
    A Cast of Kings is coming back! In this episode, David Chen and Joanna Robinson discuss how they've been rewatching the show and talk about the plotlines they're most looking forward to in the next season. Learn more about why Game of Thrones might be the last show we'll watch together.
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    November 14, 2018 45 min
    In this special bonus episode of A Cast of Kings, Joanna Robinson and David Chen discuss some off-season developments that have happened in the past week, including George RR Martin's interview with The Guardian and the new teaser trailer. Check out Joanna's interview with George RR Martin and stay tuned for the new season of the show and podcacst in April 2019. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 


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    September 6, 2017 62 min
    Joanna and David discuss details they missed from the season 7 finale and review listener feedback about the whole season.

    Thanks to Buffering The Vampire Slayer for producing this week's song. Learn more about them at Bufferingthevampireslayer.com/got.

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    Follow Joanna on Twitter and find her at Vanity Fair.

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    Joanna and David discuss the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, "The Dragon and the Wolf." 

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    August 22, 2017 98 min
    Joanna and David discuss the sixth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, "North of the Wall." Be sure to read Joanna's recap of the episode, Alison Herman's recap of the episode, and Jacob Hall's recap of the episode. 

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    August 15, 2017 92 min
    Joanna and David discuss the fifth episode of season seven of Game of Thrones. Be sure to check out Joanna's recap of things you might have missed and Jacob's review of the episode.

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    Joanna and David discuss the fourth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, "The Spoils of War." Be sure to check out Joanna's article about Arya's fight. Thanks to Blade Geer for performing today's song. You can download this week's song here. Thanks to Wikirascals.com for creating our podcast art.

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    David and Joanna recap the third episode of this season's Game of Thrones, "The Queen's Justice." Check out Joanna's pieces on this week's episode

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    July 25, 2017 94 min
    In this episode of "A Cast of Kings," Joanna and David discuss the second episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones,  "Stormborn." Read Joanna's recap of the episode and listen to this week's intro song at bufferingthevampireslayer.com/got.

    Our sponsor this week is iBooks, where you can find an exclusive version of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones: Enhanced Editions at apple.co/gameofthrones.

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    July 18, 2017 84 min
    In this episode of "A Cast of Kings," Joanna and David discuss the season premiere of seventh season of Game of Thrones,  "Dragonstone." Read Joanna's recap of this episode, Jacob's recap of the episode, and see how Tyrion's hair has changed over time.

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    At this year's Con of Thrones, Joanna Robinson and David Chen from "A Cast of Kings" were honored to moderate the "Ghosts of Westeros" panel and chat with many of the actors who played beloved characters that met a brutal end on the show.

    Here is the Con of Thrones schedule described the panel:

    Though their characters may not be walking around Westeros anymore, Game of Thrones is still a big part of these actors&#...
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