Trial by Podcast

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avatar Aamna Chaudhry

What is the real world equivalent of trial by combat? What is justice in a fantasy world where power and fear dictate almost everything? What is justice in a social media world? Aamna Chaudhry joins the bastards to dive into the question of justice in the realm and back on earth.

The Hillary Clinton of Westeros

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Who is the Hillary Clinton of the realm? Who’s got the credentials and the prestige? Who is seen as more logical than emotional? Who’s got the experience and the sometimes poor campaign skills? Who’s sending official realm ravens from a private coop? Arielle Dundas has theories on politics, women, families and Rodhams; she joins us for this spooktacular edition of BABBLE of the Bastards!

Daddy (or Mommy) Has to Go Away for Work

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As in life and in realm, sometimes you have to go away in persuit of a job, career or calling. On today’s episode, Gabi Berkers returns to talk about moving for her studies and the storylines in the realm where parents, children, etc. are split in the name of a new job either at the wall or in the capital. Also a special appearance by lord Stanley Baratheon.

Sigils, Bromance, and the Art of the Realm

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Gabi Berkers joins the Bastards for a discussion of symbols in the world of Game of Thrones vs Symbols in the real world. We get into colors that don’t run, handshakes by alpha-males and dead fish, bro’s with import jobs that just want to give it all up and wander the kings road… i.e. wanderlust like so many of YOU have. Listen and see yourself within the larger discussion because this is all about YOU. Then go buy one of Gabi’s arts because they are really good. Link below.

Titles, Bastards and Broken Things

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If you’re going to talk about society, you may as well start with one of the most influencial factors in how one’s life turns out; what you are born into. Today on the first full episode of Babble of the Bastards, we’re talking about families, titles, and bastards in the context of a the fantasy world known as THE REAL, vs all that stuff in the somehow non-fantasy world we call REAL LIFE. With our esteemed first guest, the great Hilco Beukema.