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Join us as we cover some of our favorite shows, like The Mandalorian, Cobra Kai, The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld, and Game of Thrones. We're fans, and we aim to enhance your experience of these shows. Currently on deck: Marvel’s What If?“‘What If…?’ flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous eve… read more

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"What If... Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?" (What If...? S1E6)

September 17th, 2021


Really fascinating this week seeing Tony Stark and Killmonger team up (well, for awhile) - as Tony says, two gear-head orphans trying to do right by their fathers, but as Killmonger points out, not exactly fighting the …

"What If... Zombies?!" (What If...? S1E5)

September 10th, 2021


It’s zombies and superheroes. What more could you want? (And they did a fantastic job with it too!) 

Happy to be joined this week by my zombie-loving …

"What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?" (What If...? S1E4)

September 3rd, 2021


It’s Doctor Strange going to extremes! These seem to be getting darker and darker, don’t they? I kinda love it. Only in a “What If…?” story could you …

“What If… The World Lost It’s Mightiest Heroes?” (What If...? S1E3)

August 27th, 2021


Whoa, this was a dark one. Basically, what if the MCU got majorly effed up right from the start. And it was pretty great! Happy to be joined by Rima and Jonathan to talk about this episode. We’re all really impressed …

“What If…. T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” (What If...? S1E2)

August 20th, 2021


A great and yet bittersweet episode this week in that it’s one of Chadwick Boseman’s final performances as The Black Panther (word is the character will make appearances in more episodes this season). So fun to see what …

“What If... Captain Carter Were The First Avenger?” (What If...? S1E1)

August 13th, 2021


Thrilled to start House Podcastica’s coverage of our very first Marvel Cinematic Universe Show, “What If…?”, exploring alternate possibilities in the stories all of us Marvel fans know so well. On first watch, I thought …

Bruce Miller (Showrunner of The Handmaid's Tale)

July 9th, 2021


We’re beyond thrilled to welcome The Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller to the podcast. Unsurprisingly, he was a pleasure to talk to, and of course had a lot of fascinating things to say about the making of this …

"The Wilderness" (Handmaid's Tale S4E10)

June 18th, 2021


Wow. WOW! What an incredibly intense finale. Dark? Yes. Cathartic? We thought so. 

We had such a great time podcasting about Handmaid’s Tale this season - because of the high quality of the show, and because of all the …

"Progress" (Handmaid's Tale S4E9)

June 11th, 2021


More unexpected, crazy events this week, like June reuniting with Nick, the return of Esther, and f%#ng Fred getting a reprieve, among other things. We’re incredibly thrilled to have the amazing Rima of Strange Indeed …

"Testimony" (Handmaid's Tale S4E8)

June 3rd, 2021


So fascinating to see how June’s presence in Canada impacts the people around her — Luke, Fred & Serena, Emily and the women of the support group. Even with June safely out of Gilead, the show is as captivating — …

"Home" (Handmaid's Tale S4E7)

May 27th, 2021


Another intense, incredible, unpredictable episode this week. At times way darker than we realized it would be once June got to Canada (but we should …

"Vows" (Handmaid's Tale S4E6)

May 20th, 2021


Monumental rollercoaster ride of an episode this week, and we are so excited to talk it through!



"Chicago" (Handmaid's Tale S4E5)

May 13th, 2021


A rollercoaster ride of an episode this week with movement on several fronts, tension, emotional moments, and a few surprises. Join Daphne, Wendy, …

"Milk" (Handmaid's Tale S4E4)

May 6th, 2021


We predicted torture by milk this week and we were not too far off. We all really liked the episode though, showing us new things about the characters and the dynamics between them. And we especially loved all the …

“Pigs” "Nightshade” “The Crossing” (Handmaid's Tale S4E1-3)

April 29th, 2021


The Handmaid’s Tale is back! And we’re excited to be talking about it. Join Daphne, Wendy, and Jason for this marathon episode covering the first three episodes of season four, “Pigs,” “Nightshade,” and “The Crossing.” 

The Handmaid's Tale Seasons 1-3 Catch-Up

April 18th, 2021


The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 is coming soon, and we’re excited to be podcasting about it. We think this show is important, amazing, and highly disturbing, and that it’s incredibly well-crafted, written, and acted. 

Join …

Zack Snyder's Justice League

March 23rd, 2021


This episode I brought on three of my closest, oldest, most super friends — Dan, Rich, and Eric — to talk about the recently released 4-hour marathon …

Westworld (1973)

February 8th, 2021


After having covered each and every episode of HBO’s Westworld, David and I finally went back to the source material, Michael Crichton’s original 1973 sci-fi Western thriller. Both David and I saw this movie and were …

"Feel the Night"/"December 19" (Cobra Kai S3E9&10)

January 31st, 2021


Holy crap, what a great couple of episodes to cap off an awesome season! So many great moments. There are a lot of shows and movies capitalizing on …

"Obstáculos"/"The Good, the Bad, and the Badass" (Cobra Kai S3E7&8)

January 24th, 2021


Johnny and Daniel are back being senseis again in these couple of episodes, and all the kids, wives, and girlfriends are onboard. We look at how that happened and whether we think it’s justified considering what …

"Miyagi-Do"/"King Cobra" (Cobra Kai S3E5&6)

January 17th, 2021


Another great couple of episodes: Kreese’s formative experience in Vietnam, Johnny figuring out the whole Facebook thing, and Daniel facing off with …

"Now You're Gonna Pay"/"The Right Path" (Cobra Kai S3E3&4)

January 10th, 2021


A couple more awesome episodes this week, at times funny, touching, intense, sad, and joyous. And Daniel returns to Okinawa! 

Happy to be joined this week by special guest Steve Brown. Steve also hosts the Panels to …

"Aftermath"/"Nature Vs. Nurture" (Cobra Kai S3E1&2)

January 3rd, 2021


Cobra Kai starts off a little heavier than usual, but what do you expect after a school-wide karate war between Daniel and Johnny’s students puts one …

"Chapter 16: The Rescue" (The Mandalorian S2E8)

December 20th, 2020


What can we say, here’s an enthusiastic toast to John Favreau, Dave Filoni, and the entire cast and crew of The Mandalorian for a fantastic season and an especially incredible episode of television that thrilled us, …

"Chapter 15: The Believer" (The Mandalorian S2E7)

December 13th, 2020


An episode with Mando out of his armor and without Baby Yoda, as Din Djarin comes to terms with what’s most important in his life. 

Thanks to our friend Kirk Manley for joining us this week. Kirk is known for his …

"Chapter 14: The Tragedy" (The Mandalorian S2E6)

December 6th, 2020


The stakes are raised this week as tragedy strikes for the Mandalorian in another amazing episode. 




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"Chapter 13: The Jedi" (The Mandalorian S2E5)

November 29th, 2020


It’s sci-fi, samurai, old west goodness this week with a huge helping of revelations and connections to the larger Star Wars universe thrown in, in a …

"Chapter 12: The Siege" (The Mandalorian S2E4)

November 22nd, 2020


Can this show get any cuter, more action-packed, and geekily satisfying with all it's Star Wars tropes and easter eggs? This week it's definitely maxing out on all three. 

Special thanks to guest co-host and Star Wars …

"Chapter 11: The Heiress" (The Mandalorian S2E3)

November 15th, 2020


A thrilling, intense, fun, action-packed, funny, revealing episode this week with some badass cameos tying in to The Clone Wars. What more could you …

"Chapter 10: The Passenger" (The Mandalorian S2E2)

November 8th, 2020


The Mandalorian shifts into a creepy horror/creature-feature vibe this week, with a side helping of eggs. Yummy.




Other …

"Chapter 9: The Marshal" (The Mandalorian S2E1)

November 1st, 2020


Rich, Chris, and Jason are excited to be back for more of The Mandalorian, and thrilled that the first episode is that same blend of classic old …

"Pulpo"/"No Mercy" (Cobra Kai S2E9&10)

September 20th, 2020


Our coverage of Cobra Kai culminates in a massive high school karate war! Thanks to all of you who came along with us for this show, and we hope you …

"Lull"/"Glory of Love" (Cobra Kai S2E7&8)

September 12th, 2020


Love and war this week as both sides train for battle and romance is in the air. 

This podcast is made possible by listeners like you (and you too) who have supported us at If you find value …

"All In"/"Take a Right" (Cobra Kai S2E5&6)

September 5th, 2020


Kreese stokes all kinds of trouble in these couple of episodes, culminating in an aggravated Hawk desecrating some of the sacred artifacts of the …

“Fire and Ice”/“The Moment of Truth” (Cobra Kai S2E3&4)

September 1st, 2020


Daniel is blocked at every turn as he attempts to get some students interested in Miyagi-Do Karate. Meanwhile, Johnny discovers the Internet! :)

This podcast is made possible by listeners like you (and you too) who have …

"Mercy Part II"/"Back in Black" (Cobra Kai S2E1&2)

August 28th, 2020


We’re back for season 2 of Cobra Kai, now on Netflix! In the aftermath of the All Valley Karate Tournament, disgraced Cobra Kai sensei John Kreese is back. Meanwhile Daniel is itching to get Miyagi-Do Karate off the …

The Karate Kid Part III

August 14th, 2020


What can I say about this movie? There’s a surprising amount that the show Cobra Kai draws from it. And I actually did find little nuggets of that …

The Karate Kid Part II

July 31st, 2020


We’re waiting to cover Cobra Kai S2 until later this month when it makes the move over to Netflix so more of you guys will have easy access to it.

In the meantime, we’re going back to the source material! Grab your …

"Different but Same"/"Mercy" (Cobra Kai S1E9&10)

July 16th, 2020


Cobra Kai season one culminates in some righteous head bopping to REO Speedwagon -- oh yeah, and the 50th Annual All Valley Karate Tournament! We're …

"All Valley"/"Molting" (Cobra Kai S1E7&8)

July 10th, 2020


Who's the man? I'm the man! Oh s#!t, are you the man too?! High five! These couple of episodes had all of us feeling pretty great. Fun, funny, and sometimes even moving. 

This podcast is made possible by listeners like …

"Counterbalance"/"Quiver" (Cobra Kai S1E5&6)

July 3rd, 2020


Where's that line between tough love and just being a giant dick? Both Johnny and Daniel seem to cross over that line regularly, and lucky for us, …

"Esqueleto"/"Cobra Kai Never Dies" (Cobra Kai S1E3&4)

June 26th, 2020


Johnny shows some heart in these episodes, in his own misguided way of course, and the focus shifts over to the younger crowd. Plus, lotsa dick jokes.

This podcast is made possible by listeners like you (and you too) …

"Ace Degenerate"/"Strike First" (Cobra Kai S1E1&2)

June 19th, 2020


We kick off our coverage of the delightful, funny, clever, irreverent, kick-ass series, Cobra Kai!

This podcast is made possible by listeners like …

The Karate Kid

June 16th, 2020


For a change of pace in these heavy times, for our next show we decided to cover something fun and light and uplifting. Welcome to House Podcastica: Cobra Kai Edition! Richard, Rima, and Jason will be your hosts. We’re …

"Crisis Theory" (Westworld S3E8)

May 6th, 2020


Is this show in crisis? We have a few theories. Enjoy!

PS Thanks everyone for listening to us cover this season of Westworld. We had a lot of fun with it and we appreciate all of you guys listening in and taking part. …

"Passed Pawn" (Westworld S3E7)

April 29th, 2020


Nothing like a sultry-voiced, snarky French AI to spice up an episode. The Caleb stuff was drawn out and we had some other  complaints, but we found …

"Decoherence" (Westworld S3E6)

April 22nd, 2020


Group therapy, Man-in-Black style this week, in what may have been our favorite episode of the season. And that includes our special guest Dianna of the Aim for the Head podcast and House Podcastica: Handmaid's Tale …

"Genre" (Westworld S3E5)

April 15th, 2020


Big character revelations and huge progress in Dolores' plans to conquer the world this week - but the show is feeling a little same-y. Next week I …

"The Mother of Exiles" (Westworld S3E4)

April 8th, 2020


An action-packed, fun-filled episode this week, with revelations about Dolores, and also Dolores, and Dolores. Plus, is this really the end of the …

"The Absence of Field" (Westworld S3E3)

April 1st, 2020


Not our very favorite episode, but we had fun speculating who is seeing Charlotte Hale when she looks in the mirror, and we found a lot more to like …

"The Winter Line" (Westworld S3E2)

March 25th, 2020


Fun episode this week, with Bernard and Stubbs on a buddy adventure, the return of Lee Sizemore, and Maeve triumphantly working her way through an …

"Parce Domine" (Westworld S3E1)

March 18th, 2020


It's a sleek new cyberpunk world where beautifully enticing technology traps us in it's oppressive algorithms. Oh, and the real gods are coming, and …

Westworld Seasons One & Two Catch-Up

March 14th, 2020


Wait, let's step back through that door and take a look around again before we head out into the New World, shall we?

Hello and welcome to the newest show for House Podcastica, Westworld! In this episode, Dianna and I …

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

January 5th, 2020


A little while ago (in a galaxy very nearby) we were joined by Erik aka Mr. Blahg to record our coverage of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and here it is! Hope you enjoy.

And thanks for listening to our Mandalorian …

"Chapter 8: Redemption" (The Mandalorian S1E8)

December 29th, 2019


God rest ye merry metal heart IG-11. We pour one out for you and for an awesome season ender too. Thanks from me, Richard, and Chris to all you guys who listened to us for the season! We had a ton of fun podcasting …

"Chapter 7: The Reckoning" (The Mandalorian S1E7)

December 21st, 2019


Phenomenal episode this week with an amazingly tense cliffhanger (and the sad possible loss of a beloved character), and Richard, Chris, special guest and longtime friend Eric, and I all had so much fun talking it out …

"Chapter 6: The Prisoner" (The Mandalorian S1E6)

December 14th, 2019


Prison break! Some really cool characters and a ton of great moments in this week's episode.

"Chapter 5: The Gunslinger" (The Mandalorian S1E5)

December 8th, 2019


Rima joins Chris, Jason, and Rich this week to talk about The Mandalorian Chapter 5: The Gunslinger. And with the return to this iconic location and many of the trappings of Star Wars, there's a lot to talk about!

"Chapter 4: Sanctuary" (The Mandalorian S1E4)

December 1st, 2019


Some cool new characters, a scary challenge, and a test of the Mandalorian's faith this week, plus even more cuteness than we thought possible. The …

"Chapter 3: The Sin" (The Mandalorian S1E3)

November 24th, 2019


Major turning point for our intrepid adventurer this week, in an exciting and game-changing episode. Join Rich, Chris, and Jason as we dive deep. This is the Way!

"Chapter 2: The Child" (The Mandalorian S1E2)

November 17th, 2019


This week the Mandalorian finds himself-DAMN that little Yoda baby is so cuuuuute! We can hardly stand it. D'awwwww!

"Chapter 1" (The Mandalorian S1E1)

November 14th, 2019


He's a lone bounty hunter just trying to make a living in the lawless aftermath of the fall of the Empire, and Chris, Richard, and Jason are here for it! Join us for our coverage of the first episode of this landmark …

The Handmaid's Tale (Novel:Part Two)

November 3rd, 2019


This week, Liz and Dianna finally finish up their discussion of the book “The Handmaids Tale”. In this episode, they’ll be discussing their top five moments from the second half of the Margaret Atwood classic. They also …

The Handmaid's Tale (Novel:Part One)

September 6th, 2019



This week, Liz and Dianna start their discussion of the book “The Handmaids Tale”. In this episode, we discuss our top five moments from the first half of Margaret Atwood’s classic. Tune in and join the discussion!

"Mayday" (Handmaid's Tale S3E13)

August 17th, 2019


It’s Mayday. And Lizzie and Dianna are ready to talk it out, heck - they're ready to cry it out! Grab some kleenex, and get ready as they discuss the season 3 finale “Mayday. Blessed be the fight.

In a few weeks we'll …

"Sacrifice" (Handmaid's Tale S3E12)

August 9th, 2019


This week, the word of the day is sacrifice. What will June sacrifice to achieve her goal? What will Serena sacrifice just to be with Nicole again? …

"Liars" (Handmaid's Tale S3E11)

August 3rd, 2019

This week, Lizzie and Dianna take a nice LONG look at the latest Handmaid’s Tale episode, “Liars”. They discuss the ins and outs of June’s interactions with the Marthas, her plan to help as many children as she can, …

"Heroic" (Handmaid's Tale S3E9)

July 20th, 2019


Handmaid's Tale S3E9 "Heroic": Confined in a hospital, June's sanity begins to fray, but an encounter with Serena Joy forces June to reassess her recent actions.

You can also hear Dianna on the Aim for the Head …

"Unfit" (Handmaid's Tale S3E8)

July 13th, 2019


In Handmaid's Tale S3E8 "Unfit" June embarks on a bold mission with unexpected consequences; Emily and Nichole make a harrowing journey; The …

"Under His Eye" (Handmaid's Tale S3E7)

July 8th, 2019


Dianna and Liz are back to cover Handmaid's Tale S3E7 "Under His Eye". June escalates her risky efforts to find Hannah; Emily must face her past crimes; Serena and Fred contemplate their future in Washington.

You can …

"Unknown Caller" & "Household" (Handmaid's Tale S3E5&6)

June 30th, 2019


Some bad news this week. Kristin has decided she doesn't want to podcast about Handmaid's Tale anymore. In her own words:

Hey all... I’m sure you’ve noticed there has been no episode this past week...
I’m exhausted. …

"Blessed Be the Child" (Handmaid's Tale S3E4)

June 15th, 2019


Listener Dianna from the Aim for the Head podcast joins Kristin to unpack The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 3, Episode 4, “God Bless the Child.” What an episode, right? It feels like we are really watching the first sparks …

"Mary and Martha" / "Useful" (Handmaid's Tale S3E2&3)

June 11th, 2019


To effectively catch up for this week’s episode 4, Rima joins Kristin to discuss episode 2, “Marys and Martha’s,” and episode 3, “Useful.” Double …

"Night" (Handmaid's Tale S3E1)

June 7th, 2019


House Podcastica has left Westeros and made a new temporary home in Gilead as we follow the beginnings of the resistance over there. For such a …

"The Iron Throne" (S8E6)

May 24th, 2019

No matter how we all feel about the last episode, what a ride it has been through Westeros these last 9 years... reflect, rejoice and revolt with us …

"The Bells" (S8E5)

May 14th, 2019

Alright, time to process! Some wildly differing opinions and thoughts from Jason, Kristin, and special guest Rima on this week's bombshell of an episode, just like among all you guys. Hope you enjoy.  

Much thanks to …

"The Last of the Starks" (S8E4)

May 7th, 2019

Need a support group after this week's episode? Kristin, Jason, and special guest Wendy are here to help.

Much thanks to cello rock band Break of Reality for lending us their cover of the Game of Thrones theme for our …

Bonus: And Now Their Watch Has Ended....

May 3rd, 2019


And now their watch has ended… we just couldn’t go without taking some time to say a proper goodbye to those who will never see the dawn rise from …

"The Long Night" (S8E3)

April 30th, 2019

This week's incredible episode, The Long Night, was a thing of beauty and terror. Settle in with Kristin, Jason, and returning guest co-host Mr. Blahg to talk it out!

Much thanks to cello rock band Break of Reality for …

"A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" (S8E2)

April 24th, 2019

What an episode, right?? Anwen joins Kristin and Jason this week to break down the latest in Westeros, Season 8, Episode 2, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” We go over some big themes, celebrate reunions and much …

"Winterfell" (S8E1)

April 16th, 2019

GoT is back! The final season of our beloved show begins with a phenomenal episode, with long-desired reunions, long-secret revelations, some startlingly creepy moments, and so much to unpack! Hard to believe they fit …

Our Hopes and Dreams for the Final Season

April 11th, 2019


In this special extra episode, Kristin, Jason, and special guest Rima go over their hopes and dreams for the next 6 weeks of epic television to come! Will Jon and Danaerys come to terms with their familial status? …

"The Dragon and the Wolf" (S7E7)

April 9th, 2019

And now our rewatch has ended...   Well, we made it to the end!! After 66 episodes, we’ve reached the 67th and to help close it all out, Steve stops …

"Beyond the Wall" (S7E6)

April 3rd, 2019


It is the penultimate episode of season 7, and for the entire rewatch itself!  Anwen from New Zealand joins Kristin this week, and they discuss this …

"Eastwatch" (S7E5)

March 28th, 2019


This week, Dave of House Hal joins Kristin to take a walk to Eastwatch-by-the-sea! We are getting so close, that every week seems longer and longer until the premiere! To help pass the time, we discuss smuggling, …

"The Spoils of War" (S7E4)

March 20th, 2019

If you think you love her voicemails, Archmaester Renny really brings it this week when joining Kristin for the breakdown and discussion of Season 7, Episode 4, “Spoils of War.” We go over themes of Reunions, …

"The Queen's Justice" (S7E3)

March 15th, 2019

Kristin is joined by Rima Jo this week to discuss all things Westeros for season 7 episode 3, “The Queen’s Justice.” This season is in full swing …

"Stormborn" (S7E2)

March 10th, 2019


One week closer to the season 8 premiere! This week, Avelino drops by to discuss Season 7, Episode 2, “Stormborn,” of our series rewatch, and as a special treat, past guests Rima and Derek join Avelino for Notes from …

"Dragonstone" (S7E1)

March 1st, 2019


Lucy joins Kristin this week, (YAY!!!) for the season 7 premiere of our rewatch, “Dragonstone!!” We talk about the brother/sister parallels between King’s Landing and Winterfell, the surprise cameo of Ed Sheeran …

"The Winds of Winter" (S6E10)

February 26th, 2019


David of Westworld 'Cast joins Kristin to discuss the season 6 finale episode, “The Winds of Winter.” Together they break down the careful layout of …

"Battle of the Bastards" (S6E9)

February 18th, 2019


We have arrived at the best hour of television, quite possibly ever aired, in the history of television. Shawn from Strange Indeed joins Kristin for the rewatch of Battle of the Bastards, an episode that needs no …

"No One" (S6E8)

February 14th, 2019


Five time guest Wendy “Super Fan” Eppers joins Kristin this week to discuss “No One” of our series rewatch! Lots of movement in this episode as the season begins to wind down before the last two epic episodes of season …

"The Broken Man" (S6E7)

February 7th, 2019


Season 6 is wrapping up in our series rewatch, and we are getting closer each week to the final season! Join Kristin and Rima, as they celebrate the return of The Hound, Olenna delivering some hard truths to Cersei, and …

"Blood of My Blood" (S6E6)

January 31st, 2019


It’s another episode from down under as Kristin is joined by Anwen from New Zealand for season 6, episode 6, “Blood of my Blood.” Listen in as they discuss everything from religious power grabs to what exactly that …

"The Door" (S6E5)

January 28th, 2019


Kristin is joined by Jason this week on our series rewatch, and what an episode to jump in! The Door is all anyone ever needs to say to a Gmae of Thrones fan to elicit tears, and a fist in the air of a true hero. Join …

"Book of the Stranger" (S6E4)

January 25th, 2019


Everyone is reuniting, and it feels so good! Kristin and Rima break down “Book of the Stranger” this episode, discussing no less than three reunions, a love letter from the insane, and a big ass fire at the end. Season …

"Oathbreaker" (S6E3)

January 21st, 2019


As we get closer to the season 8 premiere, our discussions begin to get more involved! Avelino joins Kristin this episode for “Oathbreaker,” a truly …

"Home" (S6E2)

January 19th, 2019


Rima and Kristin go for the deep dive this episode and discuss everything from Greek mythology and how it relates to Cersei, to Tyrion coming face to …

"The Red Woman" (S6E1)

January 15th, 2019


Archmaester Renny, faithful listener and Gam of Thrones expert, joins Kristin on this book heavy discussion of the Season 6 premiere of our rewatch, …

"Mother's Mercy" (S5E10)

January 14th, 2019


House Podcastica is going international again with first time guest host, Derek the Irish from Switzerland for the season 5 finale, Mother’s Mercy. Join Kristin and Derek as they delve into Cersei’s walk of …

"The Dance of Dragons" (S5E9)

January 9th, 2019


First time guest host, Avelino joins Kristin to discuss the penultimate episode of season 5, Dance of Dragons of our series rewatch! We …

"Hardhome" (S5E8)

January 7th, 2019

We made it to Hardhome, easily one of the top 3 episodes of the entire series! Even looking to the side of the epic battle that is Hardhome, surrounding events are just as worthy of the episode. Dave and …

"The Gift" (S5E7)

January 4th, 2019

We’re finally in 2019 and can say Game of Thrones is happening this year!!! Are you as excited as we are? Kristin and special holiday guest …

"Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" (S5E6)

December 28th, 2018


This episode was dreaded for us, right? No one wanted to rewatch it, we didn’t want to discuss it, but something magical happened along the way... Lucy joins Kristin in a surprisingly cathartic and incredible discussion …

"Kill the Boy" (S5E5)

December 25th, 2018

Revisit Jorah and Tyrion's fateful encounter with the Stone Men, the beginning of Jon Snow and Tormund Giantsbane's friendship, another burning …

"Sons of the Harpy" (S5E4)

December 24th, 2018

Wendy’s back for another episode with Kristin to kick off the holiday! This week, we say goodbye to one of Dany’s closest advisors, see the rise …

"High Sparrow" (S5E3)

December 20th, 2018

This week, Wendy comes back to help discuss Season 5 Episode 3, “High Sparrow,” of our series rewatch. Enjoy our lively discussion of all things Westeros and beyond!

Much thanks to cello rock band Break of …

"The House of Black and White" (S5E2)

December 15th, 2018

Lucy joins Kristin for the voting of the 998th Lord Commander of the Nights Watch... amongst many other people and places for season 5 episode 2, “The House of Black and White,” of our series rewatch. Enjoy!! It’s …

"The Wars to Come" (S5E1)

December 13th, 2018


In true full circle fashion, Mr Blahg joins Kristin for the episode that started the original podcast long ago!! Join them as they share the …

"The Children" (S4E10)

December 7th, 2018


Dave comes back to help Kristin close out season 4 with “The Children.” Lots of theorizing in this one, and the loss of several characters to boot! Enjoy!

Much thanks to cello rock band Break of Reality for …

"The Watchers on the Wall" (S4E9)

December 4th, 2018


This week, Anwen from New Zealand joins the podcast to discuss Season 4 Episode 9, “The Watchers on the Wall.” What an episode to revisit!! Enjoy!

Much thanks to cello rock band Break of Reality for lending us …

"The Mountain and the Viper" (S4E8)

November 29th, 2018


Dave returns this week to join Kristin for “The Mountain and the Viper.” It’s a short one this time around, as I’m pretty sure we were both bummed out to watch the episode again! Good thing there was a ton of …

"Mockingbird" (S4E7)

November 27th, 2018


Kristin is joined this week by first time guest, Dave, as they travel around Westeros to discuss Season 4 Episode 7 “Mockingbird.” Listen as …

"The Laws of Gods and Men" (S4E6)

November 21st, 2018


We have arrived at Tyrion’s trial! Join Kristin and Rima as they break down the latest drama in King’s Landing, and prepare for the landscape …

"First of His Name" (S4E5)

November 18th, 2018


This week, we introduce our new two episodes a week speed, and kick it off with First of His Name! Rima Jo joins Kristin twice this week to …

"Oathkeeper" (S4E4)

November 13th, 2018


This week, first time guest to the show Shawn from Strange Indeed pops by to help Kristin break down and discuss this weeks episode, “Oathbreaker.” Did you catch all the in your face clues about Joffrey’s murder? …

"Breaker of Chains" (S4E3)

November 4th, 2018


Kristin and Ben break down this week’s episode, “Breaker of Chains” in our continued series rewatch. Were you as outraged as Kristin with the massive departure from the books concerning Cersei and Jaime’s, um, …

"The Lion and the Rose" (S4E2)

October 23rd, 2018


Travel with us this week to Kings Landing as Kristin and Rima celebrate Joffrey’s overdue death! Were you satisfied with it like Rima, or did you want a more brutal death like Kristin? We loved celebrating …

"Two Swords" (S4E1)

October 17th, 2018


This week, Lucy from The Walking Dead 'Cast joins Kristin in welcoming a new season of Game of Thrones with the season 4 opener, “Two Swords.” Listen in on a fun discussion of the episode, help us answer some big …

"Mhysa" (S3E10)

October 7th, 2018


Join Kristin and guest Rima as they wrap up our coverage of GoT S3 and then send you to bed without any supper. You look tired.

"The Rains of Castamere" (S3E9)

October 1st, 2018


Dracarys! We're lighting this thing up again! Our first new episode in months! Thank you guys so much for being patient, sticking with us, and finding us again. Seriously - we love you guys! And we're back and ready to …

"Second Sons" (S3E08)

May 7th, 2018


You read it right, we're now House Podcastica! As always, our mission is to cover Game of Thrones in-depth, and to have fun doing it.

This week it’s the beginning of wedding season as Kristin and guest Wendy go over …

"The Bear and the Maiden Fair" (S3E07)

April 7th, 2018


This week, Kristin and special guest Rima Jo from Podcastica’s Strange Indeed settle in for a nice discussion about Season 3 Episode 7, “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” for our series rewatch. It been a few weeks, and we …

68: "The Climb" (S3E06)

March 16th, 2018


This week on our Game of Thrones Series Rewatch, Ser Duncan and Lady K cover Season 3 Episode 6 "The Climb".  Chaos is a ladder and all the occupants of Westeros are desperately scambling to climb it in their own ways.  …

67: "Kissed by Fire" (S3E05)

March 9th, 2018


Join Dunk and K on our Game of Thrones Series Rewatch as we break down S3Ep5 "Kissed by Fire" in detail.  We analyze the theme of confession that permeates the entire episode, and cover everything of importance from The …

66: "And Now His Watch Has Ended" (S3E04)

March 4th, 2018


Join us on this weeks installment of our Game of Thrones Series Rewatch as we break down S3Ep04 "And Now His Watch Has Ended" with special guest Rima Jo from Podcastica's Strange Indeed podcast.  Lots of fun things to …

65: "Walk of Punishment" (S3E03)

February 23rd, 2018


Join us on this weeks Game of Thrones Series Rewatch as we cover Season 3 Episode 3, "Walk of Punishment".  This in depth look covers everything from Pod, the Love Guru, to the Death of the Kingslayer and Rebirth of …

64: "Dark Wings, Dark Words" (S3E02)

February 15th, 2018


Join us on our Game of Thrones Series Rewatch as we cover S3E02, "Dark Wings, Dark Words".  Lots of fun stuff to cover this week with Ser Duncan, …

63: "Valar Dohaeris" (S3E01)

February 9th, 2018


On this week's installment of our Game of Thrones Series Rewatch, Dunc and K cover the Season 3 premier, "Valar Dohaeris".  This episode is chock …

62: "Valar Morghulis" (S2E10)

February 2nd, 2018


This week we have a special episode of our Game of Thrones Series Rewatch covering the Season 2 Finale "Valar Morghulis" and featuring the First of …

61: "Blackwater" (S2E9)

January 26th, 2018


Sit back and relax, because for Game of Thrones S2Ep9 "Blackwater", we knocked and loosed a barrage of flaming analysis at you in the form of a …

60: "The Prince of Winterfell" (S2E8)

January 19th, 2018


This week on our Game of Microphones Series Rewatch, join Lord Stirling, Lady Kristin, and special guest Lady Anwen, First of Her Name, to dissect Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 8, "The Prince of Winterfell".  So much …

59: "A Man Without Honor" (S2E7)

January 12th, 2018


This week on our Game of Microphones Series Rewatch, murder that cousin that once squired for you, and join Ser Duncan and Lady Kristin to discuss Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 7, "A Man Without Honor".  In depth …

58: "The Old Gods and the New" (S2E6)

January 6th, 2018


On this weeks Series Rewatch, Ser Duncan and Lady Kristin discuss Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 6, "The Old Gods And The New".  There's lots to discuss in this episode of intrigue and prophecy.  Do Tywin and …

57: "The Ghost of Harrenhal" (S2E5)

December 30th, 2017


This week on Game of Microphones’ Series Rewatch, swear your sword to Ser Duncan & Lady Kristin, and you’ll always have a place in our Raven’s …

56: "Garden of Bones" (S2E4)

December 23rd, 2017

This week on Game of Microphones Series Rewatch, sneak-attack the Lannisters with Ser Duncan and Lady Kristin as they break down Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 4 “Garden of Bones”. Topics include discussing the …

55: "What Is Dead May Never Die" (S2E3)

December 16th, 2017

This week on Game of Microphones Series Rewatch Duncan and Kristin cover Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 3, “What Is Dead May Never Die”. There’s lots of juicy material to analyze this episode as Theon betrays …

54: "The Night Lands" (S2E2)

December 8th, 2017

This week on Game of Microphones’ Series Rewatch, join Duncan and Kristin as they dive deep into dissection of Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 1, “The Night Lands”. This episode marks the introduction of fan favorite …

53: "The North Remembers" (S2E1)

November 30th, 2017

This week on Game of Microphones’ Series Rewatch join Duncan and Kristin for a special announcement, and to cover Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 1, “The North Remembers”. Seeing the season 2 premier again reminded us …

52: "Fire and Blood" (S1E10)

November 18th, 2017

This week on Game of Microphones, climb the pyre with Duncan, Kristin, and Travis, and be immersed by the cleansing fire of the Game of Thrones Series Rewatch as we cover the Season 1 finale, “Fire and Blood”. For the …

51: "Baelor" (S1E9)

November 12th, 2017

Here it is, the episode where Game of Thrones told us all in no uncertain terms what kind of show it really is (and if you don't know what …

50: "The Pointy End" (S1E8)

November 6th, 2017

This week on Game of Microphones Series Rewatch join Duncan and newcomer Wendy Ott Eppers in discussing Season 1 Episode 8, “The Pointy End”. This is what it sounds like when Robb Stark rides on his enemies. …

49: "You Win or You Die" (S1E7)

November 1st, 2017


This week on Game of Microphones’ Series Rewatch Duncan and Rima cover Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 7. In this pivotal episode, everything changes as King Robert dies and we see the game really kick off as many …

48: "A Golden Crown" (S1E6)

October 20th, 2017


This week on Game of Microphones, tremble to behold Viserys’s Golden Crown with Duncan and Kristen and they break down Game of Thrones Season 1 …

47: "The Wolf and the Lion" (S1E5)

October 15th, 2017

Join Melissa and Duncan on Game of Microphones series rewatch as they cover S1Ep5 of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones. This week the Wolf and the …

46: "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things" (S1E4)

October 8th, 2017


This week on Game of Microphones’ Series Rewatch join Duncan and Cindi to discuss Season 1 Episode 4, “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things”. We examine the first appearances of fan favorite characters, notice how …

45: "Lord Snow" (S1E3)

September 28th, 2017

This week join Duncan and Travis and piss off the edge of the world as we rewatch Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 1, “Lord Snow” and discuss the …

44: "The Kingsroad" (S1E2 Rewatch)

September 21st, 2017


This week on our Game of Microphones Series Rewatch, Duncan and special guest Kristin discuss the details of The Kingsroad in the context of the series to date. Fun theories and interesting ideas abound. Does Jaime …

43: "Winter is Coming" (S1E1 Rewatch)

September 14th, 2017


And so it begins! Game of Microphones' rewatch of Game of Thrones!! WARNING: This podcast episode (and all forthcoming rewatch eps) are from the point of view of having seen the series up through the end of season 7, …

42: Still Smug Book Talk: "The Dragon and the Wolf" (S7E7)

September 7th, 2017

This week on Game of Microphones Still Smug Book Talk, Ser Duncan and Obsidian Crow cover the Season 7 Finale "The Dragon and the Wolf". …

41: "The Dragon and the Wolf" (S7E7)

August 29th, 2017


Long-waited-for events and confrontations come one after the other in this season 7 finale, and we're stoked! Join Jason, Duncan, and Melissa for this wrap-up.

Before long Duncan will have a Still Smug Book Talk episode …

40: Still Smug Book Talk: "Beyond the Wall" (S7E6)

August 27th, 2017

This week on Still Smug, Duncan talks with special guest host Obsidian Crow analyze Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6, "Beyond the Wall". Satiate your Game of Thrones craving with some juicy book tidbits and background …

39: "Beyond the Wall" (S7E6)

August 22nd, 2017


Holy s&!t! Heartrending, emotional, exciting episode this week. It took four of us (Mr. Blahg, Duncan, Lucy, and Jason) and an extra day to …

38: Still Smug Book Talk: "Eastwatch" (S7E5)

August 20th, 2017

Spend your weekend exploring how the history and lore of A Song of Ice and Fire's Westeros ties in to HBO's Game of Thrones with Ser Duncan! In this episode we take a look at the unfriendly relationship …

37: "Eastwatch" (S7E5)

August 15th, 2017


Movement on all fronts this week: The return of a long-lost character. The combination of characters we never considered coming together. The reducing of other characters to ashes. Enemies regroup. Plans reform. And a …

36: Still Smug Book Talk: "The Spoils of War" (S7E4)

August 11th, 2017

Get ready for another full immersion into the Westerosi world of Ice and Fire in this week's Still Smug Book Talk with Ser Duncan. Topics …

35: "The Spoils of War" (S7E4)

August 8th, 2017


NOTE: We had an echoey audio glitch in this episode, but it should be fixed in this version!

Does it get better than this? Possibly, but this episode …

34: Still Smug Book Talk: "The Queen's Justice" (S7E3)

August 5th, 2017

Hope you enjoy this week's installment of Still Smug Book Talk with Ser Duncan, covering Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 "The Queen's Justice". We'll take a dive into the world of A Song of Ice and Fire books, …

33: "The Queen's Justice" (S7E3)

August 1st, 2017


A long-waited-for meeting of two major characters, a couple of poisonings, the homecoming of a creepy psychic brother, and lots of jokes, among many other things. All-in-all, another terrific episode! Join Jason, …

32: Still Smug Book Talk: "Stormborn" (S7E2)

July 28th, 2017


Here's some weekend podcasting listening for you: Still Smug Book talk for "Stormborn", courtesy of Duncan the Fearsome! Enjoy :)

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31: "Stormborn" (S7E2)

July 25th, 2017



Danaerys and Cersei marshaling their forces, Arya encountering a couple of old friends, a raging, fiery battle at sea, and Sam peeling crusty, …

30: Still Smug Book Talk: "Dragonstone" (S7E1)

July 21st, 2017


You are probably going to want to listen to this episode if for no other reason than to hear Duncan's acapella rendition of Hands of Gold at the end! …

29: "Dragonstone" (S7E1)

July 18th, 2017


Game of Thrones is back with a vengeance! For what one might call a "table setting" episode, this was packed with so many things to talk about. Join Melissa, Duncan, and Jason as we dive in. We are SO glad GoT is back …

28: Still Smug Book Talk: "The Winds of Winter" (S6E10)

July 3rd, 2017


 We promised you a book talk episode for the season 6 finale and here it is! Only about a year late :) But, it's good timing, because it'll help you get back in the swing of things for season 7. Duncan really went all …

27: "The Winds of Winter" (S6E10)

June 28th, 2016


SO MUCH to talk about after this incredible, beautiful, tragic, and moving season 6 finale. Join Jason, David, and Mr. Blahg as we cover it all!

And …

26: "Battle of the Bastards" (S6E9)

June 21st, 2016


Incredible episode this week. In some ways, it was more conventional than GoT usually is, and in a lot of ways, it was groundbreaking television. We - Jason, Duncan, and Harry Duran of Podcast Junkies - are genuinely …

25: Still Smug Book Talk: "No One" (S6E8)

June 17th, 2016


Another deep dive with Ser Duncan the Fearsome, this time into the events of this week's episode, "No One." Theories, insights, and a couple of readings from relevant passages from the books. Enjoy, bookophiles!

Join …

24: "No One" (S6E8)

June 14th, 2016


Like many of you, we had a few misgivings about the way certain moments played out this week, but there were some great high points too. Join Mr. Blahg, Grace, and Gen as we break it all down for you!

Join us weekly as …

23: Still Smug Book Talk: Season 6 So Far

June 10th, 2016


For all of you who love going in-depth with book-related insights, theories, comparisons, and speculation, here's your episode! Join Duncan for this …

22: "The Broken Man" (S6E7)

June 7th, 2016


Plans are in motion, conflicts brewing, characters shifting and preparing for the trials that lie ahead, and off course it's all intriguing and entertaining as hell. Join Jason, Melissa, and Duncan as we go in-depth …

21: "Blood of My Blood" (S6E6)

May 31st, 2016


This week's episode, "Blood of My Blood,"may have been a bit calmer than the last few, but it was packed to the gills with visions, revelations, and new, forward-moving plot developments, and we lovedit! Join …

20: "The Door" (S6E5)

May 23rd, 2016


Game of Throneskicks us in the gut this week as we bid farewell to a beloved character, makes us laugh a bit with a ridiculous depiction of the …

19: "Book of the Stranger" (S6E4)

May 17th, 2016


This week, Game of Thronesdelivers an incredible episode with the women of Westeros (and beyond the Narrow Sea of course) taking charge and preparing to completely upend the balance of power throughout the land. Join …

18: "Oathbreaker" (S6E3)

May 10th, 2016


Game of Thrones slows things down a bit this episode and gives us quite an interesting end to the first act of this season. Join us this week and Mr. Blahg is joined by Rima as we discuss "Oathbreaker", the third …

17: "Home" (S6E2)

May 3rd, 2016


Game of Thronesdelivers what many are considering to be one of the best episodes of the series thus far, and Game of Microphonesis here to discuss it. This week, Mr. Blahg is joined by Cindi from Walker Stalker Con, and …

16: "The Red Woman" (S6E1)

April 26th, 2016


HBO's Game of Thronesreturns for a sixth season, and Game of Microphonesis here to chat about each episode. This week, Mr. Blahg is joined by Grace as we discuss the season premiere, The Red Woman, and go over our top …

15: Season 5 Retrospective

April 16th, 2016


It's been a long wait, but our collective patience is about to pay off as Game of Thronesreturns to HBOfor the sixth season. But before we get to …

14: "Mother's Mercy" (Game of Thrones S5E10)

June 17th, 2015


It's the horrible time of year, the time when we have to wait another year for more GoT. Jason, Jenny, and David will tide you over for another couple hours as we go over the season five finale. Did you love it as much …

13: "The Dance of Dragons" (Game of Thrones S5E9)

June 9th, 2015


Seven hells, what is this show trying to do to us?! Yet another harsh, yet spectacular, episode of Game of Thrones unfolds, and this week Grace, …

12: "Hardhome" (Game of Thrones S5E8)

June 2nd, 2015


This week, Game of Microphonesdigs into an incredible and exciting episode of Game of Thrones, "Hardhome". Join Jason, David, and Mr. Blahg as they discuss giants, wights, and white walkers. David and Mr. Blahg have a …

11: "The Gift" (Game of Thrones S5E7)

May 26th, 2015


After some follow-up from Jason on last week's episode, join Karen, Grace, and special guest Jenny for our thoughts on a fantastic episode, "The …

10: "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" (Game of Thrones S5E6)

May 19th, 2015


Jason, Karen, and Mr. Blahg tread into scary water this week as we review "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken", a fantastic episode with a horrific final bow. As always, we cover the latest news about Game of Thrones, some Book …

9: "Kill the Boy" (Game of Thrones S5E5)

May 12th, 2015


Join Grace, David, and Jason this week as we review "Kill the Boy," a beautiful episode, we thought, despite the grim title. Also the latest news …

8: "Sons of the Harpy" (Game of Thrones S5E4)

May 5th, 2015


Sand snakes, harpies, Sparrows... Oh my! Things are heating up in Game of Thrones. Join Karen, David, and Mr. Blahg this week as we cover "Sons of the Harpy" in all of it's splendor. Also the latest news about Game of …

7: "The High Sparrow" (Game of Thrones S5E3)

April 28th, 2015


We're loving each episode more than the last this season. Join Grace, Mr. Blahg, and Jason this week as we cover "The High Sparrow" in great detail. Also the latest news about Game of Thrones, some Book Talk for those …

6: "The House of Black and White" (Game of Thrones S5E2)

April 21st, 2015


Join this week's hosts Grace, Karen, and Mr. Blahg, as we explore "The House of Black and White." Also the latest news about Game of Thrones, some Book Talk, and your amazing feedback!

Seth Meyers Brings Jon Snow to a …

5: "The Wars to Come" (Game of Thrones S5E1)

April 14th, 2015


"The Wars to Come" was a great start to the season and we had a blast going in-depth about it. Join Grace, Karen, and Jason as we give you our top five highlights of the premiere, plus the latest news, Book Talk …

4: Game of Thrones Season Four

April 10th, 2015


With this episode, our retrospective on season four recorded just after that season ended, we're caught up just in time for this Sunday's season five premiere.

Join all five of us as we go in-depth about what we noticed …

3: Gwendoline Christie (Brienne on Game of Thrones)

April 9th, 2015


I (Jason) and A.Ron of the Bald Move Game of Thrones podcast ( had the great fortune to moderate a panel with the amazing Gwendoline …

2: Game of Thrones Season Three

April 7th, 2015


Join us as we point the wayback machine to 2013 when we covered the amazing third season of GoT. We also compare the book to the show in Book Talk, and bring you the latest news about the show.

1: Game of Thrones Seasons One and Two

April 4th, 2015


We're finally doing it! So excited to get our Game of Thrones podcast going. Karen and I have been doing the Walking Dead 'Cast for almost five years now, and we're every bit as excited about this amazing show as that …

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