Season 1 Review: The Realism of a Fantasy World

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Isaac and Mark look back at our first season /the first season of Game of Thrones and the topics we covered. We return to a fascinating connection of how a fantasy world can be so realistic. We also listen to sound effects and create new ones because we are skilled sound artists.

Does Rob Stark Hate Trees?: The Environmental Impact of Military Campaigns in Westeros

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As the many armies of westeros mobilize to war, they leave a mess of scorched earth and badly damaged ecosystems in their wake. Not unlike how military campaigns and bases in the real world relate to their local environments throughout planet earth.

Today on the program, join Mark and Isaac as they examine the topic of armies, the environment, and much more!

Coalitions and Other Strange Bedfellows

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If you thought Belgium had wacky politial coalitions, get ready for the rag tag coalition behind the king in the north. Or what about the strange combination of the Lannisters and the Hill Tribes? Ashley Moore is here with facts and observations about some of the strange bedfellows one finds in life as well as in the realm.

Harassment and Insecure Men of the Realm

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What is it about the behavior of men when it comes to Game of Thrones? Who’s the Louis CK of Westeros? Are there parallels between the type of harassment we see in the realm and the type that is so rampant in real life?
Today on the podcast, three men get together to discuss the treatment of women. Is there something ironic about that? Find out by listening in as we welcome the former head of HR at Casterly Rock, the watcher of the north, the Morty to our Rick; Martin Gleissner of the Stocktown Vlog.

Trial by Podcast

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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.