The Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon

The Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon

Welcome to the Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon produced by HBO Max and iHeartRadio. This show is the go-to audio destination to unpack and discuss everything Game of Thrones for casual and die-hard fans alike, starting with the new HBO Original series, House of the Dragon. Join our hosts Jason Concepcion (X-Ray Vision) and Greta Johnsen (WBEZ's Nerdette podcast) every week as they share insights, fan questions, exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, and a whole lot of thoughts and opinions. It’s the only podcast with the inside scoop on all things Game of Thrones. It is also produced in association with Crooked Media.

Episodes

November 23, 2022 60 min

Join Jason and Greta as they discuss what goes into creating the visual world of Westeros. First, they chat with hair and make-up supervisor Amanda Knight about transforming the actors into their characters. Then, production designer Jim Clay discusses how he brought his vision for creating the Realm to life.

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This week, Greta and Jason examine the music that shapes the world of Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. Then, they speak with the artist behind the score, Composer Ramin Djawadi to discuss the decisions that go into designing the iconic soundscape.

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Jason and Greta still have a lot to say after the finale. In this episode, they discuss what they think could happen to Rhaenyra’s and Alicent’s relationship, their favorite characters, and negroni sbagliatos. Plus, they reflect on how the show was created behind the scenes as depicted in ‘The House that Dragons Built’ docu-series on HBO Max.

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This week Jason and Greta take on the season 1 finale and the consequences of installing someone new on the Throne. Plus, co-creator Ryan Condal returns to the podcast to discuss the struggles of power and decision-making, creating harmony between the book and the show and, of course, dragons.

 

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In this episode, Jason and Greta take on the penultimate episode of the season and discuss the aftermath of King Viserys’s death. Then, they speak with Director Clare Kilner about the shift in power dynamics, Alicent and Rhaenys’ confrontation, and capturing iconic scenes and performances.

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This week, Jason and Greta discuss how things have changed in the six years since Daemon and Rhaenyra’s union. Later, they chat with Director Geeta Patel to unpack parent/child relationships, Viserys’ long walk, and that Vaemond scene.

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In this episode, Greta and Jason talk through the very intense family reunion after Laena’s funeral. Then, they speak with Olivia Cooke, who plays Alicent Hightower, about her approach to the character and Alicent’s transformation over the years.

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Greta and Jason discuss how the family power dynamics have changed over a decade, the difference between personal and political relationships, and the weight of owning a dragon. Then, they are joined by EP Miguel Sapochnik who shares how he navigated the episode’s ten-year time jump.

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Join Greta and Jason as they dive into the love triangles, shams, and illusions in Episode 105, “We Light the Way.” Plus, Executive Producer and writer Sara Hess joins the show to discuss the challenges of adapting the series from text, attending weddings in the Realm, and the true reason behind Viserys’ choice of heir.

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As King Viserys tries to ensure the future of the kingdom, Rhaenyra gets a taste of freedom. Listen as Greta and Jason explore indulgence and escapism in Episode 104, “King of the Narrow Sea.” Then, Fabien Frankel who plays Ser Criston Cole joins to discuss his training for his role, the true intentions behind his character, and the difficulties of wearing so much armor.

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In this episode, Jason and Greta take a look at King Viserys’ isolation, Princess Rhaenyra’s frustrations, and the outcome of Daemon’s leadership in battle. Later, Milly Alcock, who portrays young Rhaenyra Targaryen, shares her approach to Westeros’ “punk princess” and the process of learning to speak High Valyrian.

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Things continue to get more complicated in the realm and emotions are running high. Join co-hosts Greta Johnsen and Jason Concepcion as they discuss the new alliances and broken relationships taking place in Episode 102, “The Rogue Prince.” Plus, Emily Carey, who plays young Alicent Hightower, drops in to discuss her process of getting into character and her perspective on Alicent’s connections with both Rhaenyra and King Viserys. 

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The Dragons are here! “House of the Dragon” is now streaming on HBO Max and there is a lot to discuss. Starting with, what exactly is dragon stink? Join hosts Greta Johnsen and Jason Concepcion as they dig into episode one, “The Heirs of the Dragon.” They’ll get into questions and speculation about what they’ve seen so far and what’s to come. Plus, Jason interviews writer, co-creator and co-showrunner Ryan Condal who shares the sto...

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August 17, 2022 32 min

For the third and final episode before the premiere of “House of the Dragon,” hosts Greta Johnsen and Jason Concepcion break down all the latest announcements and news about the show. Jason shares his Comic-Con interview with the mastermind behind Game of Thrones, author George R.R. Martin. Martin discusses his thought process behind creating the world of Westeros, explains the similarities and differences between “Game of Thrones”...

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Co-hosts Jason Concepcion and Greta Johnsen go on an audio “walking tour” to give a brief history of the important parts of Westeros that are helpful to know ahead of “House of the Dragon.” Later, Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon, a.k.a. The Sea Snake) joins the show to discuss his connection and history with the franchise and the similarities and differences between his character and those portrayed in Game of Thrones.

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In the first episode, hosts Jason Concepcion and Greta Johnsen kick things off with a deep dive into everything we know about the newest show set in the world of Westeros, “House of the Dragon.” After some lessons in Dothraki, the duo gives a brief history on Houses Targaryen, Velaryon and Hightower that could be helpful to know before the “House of the Dragon” premiere. Jason also discusses the latest updates from the show’s panel...

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Get ready for a lot of dragons and drama. The Game of Thrones prequel, "House of the Dragon" is coming to HBO Max on August 21st. To help break down all the betrayals and bloodshed, HBO Max, in collaboration with iHeartRadio, is bringing you "The Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon."  Every week, join hosts Jason Concepcion (X-Ray Vision from Crooked Media) and Greta Johnsen (WBEZ's Nerdette po...

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