This tracks the many podcasts for the Game Of Thrones TV show and the A Song Of Ice and Fire book series by George R. R. R. R. R. Martin. This is being updated in April 2014. The updates are in-progress! For additions, corrections, updates and such, let me know on Twitter @iontrone
Unfortunately I cannot listen to every minute of every episode of every podcast, so there’s always a risk for spoilers of some kind. Some rules of thumb to minimize spoilers: 1) Podcasts with a spoiler policy upfront are less likely to leak spoilers, 2) Podcasts who have been around for a while are often more experienced dealing with spoilers and foreshadowing, 3) Podcasts with TV viewers only are less likely to spoil – unless they got spoiled themselves 4) If you read the previous books, you are more likely to discern minor spoilers and foreshadowing in podcasts since the books offer a lot more information not covered in the TV show.
PODCASTS with new EPISODES ALL YEAR LONG!
Podcast Of Ice and Fire – iTunes – Twitter – Stitcher – the longest running A Song of Ice and Fire podcast – covers things from the books perspective unless otherwise indicated. For Book Readers Only!
History Of Westeros – iTunes – Twitter – Facebook – Talk Shoe – YouTube with Aziz and Ash and FriggenItalian (in earlier episodes) – covers the World Of Ice and Fire from an in-depth Historical Perspective, with each podcast focusing on an individual topic (families, regions, events, etc). Some episodes are spoiler-free, some are with spoilers but they are clearly marked with warnings.
Podcast Winterfell – iTunes – Twitter – Stitcher – TalkShoe – podcast by former LOSTie podcaster Matt from @MusicalConcepts. Started for Season 2! Recurring guests include @DJTimmHines and @DonaldJr and @Klbardster and @Fittentrim (Bubba) and @Tracee2ez and @HeathActor and more. Clear spoiler warnings and buffer music are included when talking about the books and spoilers.
Cast of Thrones – iTunes – Twitter – Stitcher – ensemble podcast with all but one of the co-hosts having read the books. Regular podcasts do not have spoilers, and sometimes have fake spoilers which can mask and cover-up actual spoilers Spoilercast episodes include spoilers. Co-hosts: @JenniferCheek, @TimLanning, @RBristow, @ThriftyNerd and @MikeDao in earlier episodes.
Boars, Gore & Swords – iTunes – Libsyn – Twitter – with real-life comedians co-hosts @Red_Scott and @Ivan_Hernandez with third chair Kelly Anneken. A new episode every week. Now part of the Boing Boing podcast network.
Game of Owns – iTunes – Twitter – started with Season 2 with @selinawilken and @zackluye and @spielerman and @mjtbaum – now in co-operaton with WinterIsComing.net who join as guests on some episodes but without spoilers (unless otherwise indicated). Multiple episodes every week.
Fat Pink Cast – iTunes – Twitter – Feedburner: all-female perspective with Jonelle, Marissa, Sade, all book readers. First five episodes have spoilers. The rest have spoilers at the end with a warning before the spoiler section. Quite possibly the best new podcast launched with the Season 3 wave.
Vassals of Kingsgrave – Twitter – iTunes – RSS feed – forum (registered users): this is a community podcast by members of the forums of the “A Podcast Of Ice and Fire” podcast. Covers the aSoIaF Books and many other topics as well. These are the #asoiaf-related podcasts. Spoilers for TV viewers!
PODCASTS with new EPISODES during the GAME of THRONES SEASON
The Bjork Brothers – iTunes – with @NateTheBjork and @LeviBjork and Natalie (I can’t find the Twitter) – quite possibly the first podcast launched for the TV show? All book readers but no spoilers unless otherwise indicated
Tuning into Scifi TV – iTunes – Twitter – Game of Thrones feed – posts a new podcast episode every two TV episodes, looks for over-arching themes and patterns with blend of TV watchers and book-readers, but no spoilers. Anchored by @WendyHembrock
Behind The Iron Throne – iTunes – Hipcast – Stitcher – Twitter – RSS feed – started with Season 3, part of Total Nerd Takeover, offering background and historical information along with episode by episode TV show discussion with @militant_marker and @ChrisJGray7 and @_Amoria_ and @nerdygurl22
TV Talk Game Of Thrones podcast – started with Season 3
Fat Pink Cast – see links above
Two Guys One Throne – iTunes – Twitter – this is podcast for the Game of Thrones Living Cards Game (LCG). Yes, Game Of Thrones and A Song Of Ice and Fire have enough interest intensity that there is a podcast for the card game as well!
PODCASTS that COVER the BOOKS CHAPTER by CHAPTER
Unspoiled Show – iTunes – Twitter – covered ALL FIVE books chapter by chapter with over 350 podcast episodes waiting for you. One host previously read the books, the other host is reading the books for the first time. CAUTION for TV viewers: if you haven’t read all the books, the chapter/POV names and descriptions in the pages contain spoilers.
Another Ice and Fire Cast – started podcasting Book #1 chapter by chapter
Podcast Winterfell – covered books #1 and #2 and #3 (see links above)
Cast Of Thrones – covered books #1 and #2 and #3 (see links above)
Boards, Gore and Swords – covered books #1 and #2 and #3 (see links above)
Game Of Owns – – covered books #1 (see links above)
A Podcast Of Ice and Fire – slow paced chapter by chapter book coverage – for book readers who read everything only! (see links above)
RETIRED PODCASTS (no new episodes)
George R. R. Martin’s own podcast – iTunes – eight episodes were posted in 2006 and the mini-podcast series concluded. CAUTION: This has spoilers for TV viewers! The podcast takes place after Book #4, “A Feast For Crows” came out, so it is far ahead of the Game Of Thrones Season 3 TV show!
Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things – iTunes – Twitter with Ken Lopez (read all the books) with recurring guests @Fittentrim (Bubba) and @DJTimmHines and @WinterfellPod and many more. Spoiler-free podcasts unless otherwise indicated. Started in October 2012. No new episodes since August 2013.
The Night’s Watch (Bald Move) – iTunes – Digital Podcast – Twitter – Stitcher interplay of one book-reader and one TV-watcher with A.Ron (read the books) and Mad Brew (TV show only). Spoiler section at the end of the episode – with warning and buffer music. This podcast ended but BaldMove started a new one.
Jay and Jack Game of Thrones – from the #LOST podcast duo – covered Season 2. For paying subscribers.
PODCASTS that offer HISTORY and BACKGROUND INFO
History of Westeros (see links above)
Behind The Iron Throne (see links above)
Fully Integrated Geeks – mini-series of podcasts in the Spring 2011 (see links above)
ALL FEMALE PODCASTS
Some people unfamiliar with A Song Of Ice Fire and Game Of Thrones think that only men are interested in this show. They are wrong! There are at least four podcasts that have an all-female cast, “Tyrion’s Landing” and “Sistah Speak” and “Fat Pink Cast” and “TV Talk”.
There is also at least one female co-host at “A Podcast of Ice and Fire” and “Cast Of Thrones” and “Game Of Owns” and “Cast of Kings” and “Westeros History” and “Lions, Dragons and Wolves” (Foswar) and “Vassals of Kingsgrave” and “Tuning Into Scifi” and “Ryan & Ryan” and “Watching the Iron Throne” and “Lazy Side Book Club” and “Unspoiled” and “After Buzz” and “Beyond the Wall” (Chris Pope) and “Beyond the Wall” (SpecFic Media) and “Stark Raven Mad” and “Sea Of Crests” and “A Flood Of Talk” and “Westerosi Wildfire” and “Words are Wind” and more!
There are also recurring female guests at “Bjork Brothers” and “Boars, Gore and Swords” and “Podcast Winterfell” and “Cripples Bastards & Broken Things” and more!
Detailed links for all the podcasts mentioned in this section are at the top of this post.
It is harder to avoid spoilers while watching a video, so for season 3, I stopped watching most of the video discussions and reviews. I will add video podcasts in this segment after I read all the books in the Summer of 2013. The following two video podcasts are the only ones I watch in Season #3 because they are unspoiled TV viewers, so a low(er) risk of spoilers
Anime Real Talk TV – the video is an automated computer animation, so you can listen to it as a podcast – both co-hosts are TV watchers – best when there are two co-hosts discussing it
Thronecast (Sky Atlantic) – iTunes – Twitter – post-game-show video on Sky Atlantic in the UK with @GeoffLloyd and Elio and Linda of Westeros.org – has a little too much foreshadowing for my liking, so I will watch Season 3 after I read all the books
DON’T FORGET TO THANK and SUPPORT your favorite PODCASTERS
Don’t forget to thank and support your favorite podcasters! Almost all the podcasts above are provided for free and DRM-free! You can thank your favorite podcasters for all the work they put it, leave them a nice review on iTunes or give them a like on Stitcher or Facebook, or tell your friends about it, or donate on their websites or support their Kickstarters or do your online shopping using their affiliate links (Amazon.com, HBO, and others).
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