History of Westeros (Game of Thrones)

History of Westeros

Come obsess over A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones with us! Our show is an enthusiastic and heavily-detailed look at the past, present and future of Westeros and the realms beyond.

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Our Editor's Take

History of Westeros (Game of Thrones) is a podcast for people who want to know everything related to A Song of Ice and Fire (ASoIaF). This includes A Game of Thrones (GoT), other books, and the HBO series. Westeros is one of the continents in the fantasy series. The main hosts are Ashaya and Aziz, sometimes joined by Nina and Sean. All four are knowledgeable and excited about the universe George R. R. Martin created. They love to analyze characters, settings, influences, and more. Episodes feature trivia questions and opportunities for listener participation.

Some History of Westeros (Game of Thrones) podcast episodes focus on a singular detail. For example, there's an entire episode about the character Shiera Seastar. Other episodes theorize exciting parallels between the ASoIaF world and other fictional worlds. One episode compares House Blackfyre to the Mandalorian people of the Star Wars universe. One listener mentions a quote. The Mandalorian character Bo-Katan says that Mandalorians are their own worst enemies. This sentiment reminds the hosts of the Ironborn people.

Sometimes, other experts join the podcast to offer their perspectives and expertise. Medieval historian Dr. Kavita Mudan Finn joins on several occasions. She edited a book on Game of Thrones fan phenomena. In one show, she discusses the character Mushroom with the hosts. Everyone agrees that Mushroom is funny. They appreciate his intimate knowledge of the House Targaryen. Another episode features Joe Magician as a guest. He offers his own ASoIaF theories and analyses on YouTube. He discusses adaptation and casting with the hosts.

The History of Westeros (Game of Thrones) hosts show a lot of enthusiasm, and the podcast has a fun energy. Every episode features a challenging trivia question. The hosts reveal the answer at the end of the episode. New episodes come out on a periodic basis.

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