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 was updated May 27 in 2013. For corrections and such, let me know on Twitter @iontrone
Unfortunately I cannot listen to every minute of every single episode of every single podcast, so there’s always a risk for spoilers of some kind. As a general rule of thumb, podcasts with a spoiler policy upfront are less likely to leak spoilers. Podcasts who have been around for a while are often better at dealing with spoilers. Podcasts with TV viewers only are typically less likely to spoil (unless they got spoiled themselves). If you read the previous books, you are more likely to be sensitive to minor spoilers since the books offer a lot more backstory, and foreshadowing, so it’s easier to “figure things out”.
PODCASTS with new EPISODES ALL YEAR LONG!
Podcast Of Ice and Fire – iTunes – Twitter – Stitcher – the granddaddy of A Song of Ice and Fire podcasts – covers things from the books perspective unless otherwise indicated. For Book Readers Only!
Podcast Winterfell – iTunes – Twitter – Stitcher – TalkShoe – podcast by former LOSTie podcaster Matt from @MusicalConcepts. Started for Season 2 and has not stopped since! Recurring guests include @DJTimmHines and @DonaldJr and @Klbardster and @Fittentrim (Bubba) and @Tracee2ez and @HeathActor and more. Spoiler warnings and buffer music are included for Book Talk.
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
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
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.
History Of Westeros – iTunes – Twitter – Talk Shoe – YouTube with Aziz and FriggenItalian – covers the World Of Ice and Fire from a 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 plenty of warnings.
Boiled Leather Audio Hour – iTunes – with Sean T. Collins and Stefan Sasse and special guests. Book Readers Only! This is a book-centric, so spoilers unless otherwise indicated. Averages about one new episode per month since January 2012.
PODCASTS with new EPISODES during the GAME of THRONES SEASON
The Night’s Watch (Bald Move) – iTunes – 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.
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.
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
Sistah Speak – iTunes – Twitter – Ustream – with Sistah K and Sistah J started with Season 2, both co-hosts TV watchers, so no spoilers. With extended feedback segments.
Tyrion’s Landing – iTunes – Twitter – Libsyn – with co-hosts @Rachel1975 and @AsetIsis and Nikkie, all book readers. There is some foreshadowing.
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
A Pod of Casts – iTunes – Feed – Twitter – started with Season 2 with @robert_o and Robin – interplay of one book reader (Roberto) and one TV watcher (Robin). No spoilers unless otherwise indicated.
Cast of Kings – iTunes – started with Season 2 with Joanna and Dave Chensky of /Filmcast – interplay of book reader (Joanna) and TV watcher (Dave)
Lions, Dragons, Wolves (FosWar) – iTunes – Twitter – covers Games of Thrones during the HBO season with co-hosts @Marissa and friends – spoiler leakage in some episodes
Watching the Iron Throne – iTunes – Twitter – Stitcher – started with Season 2 with Vladz, TinPan and Andy
Beyond the Wall (SpecFic Media) – iTunes – feed – started in April 2011
A Sea of Crests – iTunes – do not remember their spoiler policy
The Narrow Sea – blubrry – Feed – Twitter – started with Season 2 – spoiler leakage in some episodes
Dark Wings, Dork Words – iTunes – Podbean – Twitter – perhaps the cleverest podcast name. May have mild spoilers.
A Chat Of Ice and Fire – iTunes – Podbean – started with Season 2
Demon Monkey Podcast – Feed with @petebarta and @steveheikkinen and @Jay_Fischer – started with Season 2 episode “A Man Without Hodor”
Crow Cast – iTunes – short duration episodes started in June 2011 with @GeorgeWoW. I don’t remember their spoiler policy
After Buzz – iTunes – audio from their video podcast, started with Season 2, After Buzz style.
PODCASTS that started with GAME of THRONES SEASON #3
Fat Pink Cast – see links above
I haven’t listened to more than some parts of some episodes from the podcasts listed below, partly for fear of spoilers (since they are new sources) and partly because I run out of time. Will update this section in the off-season after I read all the books in the summer of 2013 and have a better feel for the podcasts
DVMPE’s Game OF Thrones Podcast – iTunes – Twitter – Feed – part of the DVM Podcast Empire
A Game Of Who – iTunes – Feed – a unique podcast in that it covers both Game Of Thrones and Doctor Who!
A Game Of Geeks – iTunes – two authors discuss the show starting with Season 3
Stark Raven Mad – iTunes – Facebook – Blubrry – Philly based podcast
Midnight with Robert Shaw – iTunes – Twitter – started right before Season 3 – drops spoilers without warning
A Flood Of Talk – iTunes – Twitter – started with TV Season 3
Clash Of Words – iTunes – started with TV season 3
A Storm Of Words – Libsyn – Stitcher – started with TV season 3
Words are Wind – iTunes – Stitcher – Feed – podcast by HBOWatch.com (not affiliated with HBO)
Westerosi Wildfire – Twitter – Facebook – Libsyn – started in season 3 with the “The Climb” episode
Tower of Babble Podcast – iTunes – Twitter – Stitcher – started with the “Kissed by Fire” episode
Bannermen Podcast – Twitter – Podbean – started in mid-May 2013
Behind The Iron Throne – iTunes and – Twitter – started with Season 3, offering background and historical information on the world created by GRRM, not episode by episode TV discussion
PODCASTS with SPECIAL COVERAGE
Fully Integrated Geeks – iTunes – Twitter – featuring Games of Thrones primer podcasts (Spring 2011)
Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan – iTunes – with @MoRyan and Ryan McGee – cover some episodes in their weekly podcasts
MMM Commentaries – Twitter – DVD commentaries for the Game Of Thrones TV show
The Film List – iTunes – TalkShoe – with co-hosts @HeathSolo, @WAxelFoley, @DonaldJr, and more. Some episodes discuss Game Of Thrones during the TV season – among many other topics
Game Of Thrones RPG podcast -Feed – Facebook – recording their Game Of Thrones Role Playing Game (RPG) gameplay
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 – covering the books chapter by chapter. Currently reading Book #4. 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, do not visit the above links! The chapter/POV names and descriptions contain spoilers.
Lazy Side Book Club – iTunes – Twitter – Goodreads – book club podcast for Book #1 for people who like to read slowly (aka lazy side!) – look for the GoT book between March and June 2011
Another Ice and Fire Cast – started podcasting Book #1 chapter by chapter
Podcast Winterfell – covered books #1 and #2 (see links above)
Cast Of Thrones – covered books #1 and #2 (see links above)
Boards, Gore and Swords – covered books #1 and #2 (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!
Jay and Jack Game of Thrones – from the #LOST podcast duo – covered Season 2. For paying subscribers.
Beyond the Wall – iTunes – Feedburner – with host @TheChrisPope – covered season 1.
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 three podcasts that have an all female cast, “Tyrion’s Landing” and “Sistah Speak” and “Fat Pink Cast”.
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 “Lions, Dragons and Wolves” (Foswar) 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 “History of Westeros” and more!
See links above for all the podcasts mentioned in this section.
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
Otaku Assemble Video Reviews (YouTube) – Twitter – Facebook – world famous for the record-breaking “Baelor” initial reactions videocast
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).
ERRORS? CORRECTIONS? WHAT DID I MISS?
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