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. For additions, corrections, updates and such, please let me know on Twitter at @iontrone.
Latest Update: April 15, 2015…
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 earlier books, you are much more likely to discern minor spoilers and foreshadowing in podcasts; in other words, the more you know, the more likely you are to get spoiled (which is why I had to read all the books after Season 3).
Next to each podcast’s name, I added in parenthesis whether each podcast covers the TV show and/or the BOOKS. Hopefully this will make it a little easier to find what you are looking for. NOTE: this only indicates whether they cover the TV show and/or the BOOKS, it is not an indicator of Spoiler Policy!
PODCASTS with new EPISODES ALL YEAR LONG!
History Of Westeros (TV, BOOKS) – 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 (TV, BOOKS) – 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 @WAxelFoley and @JohnMarius and @TSH_Matt and @gcswift2 and more. Clear spoiler warnings and buffer music are included when talking about the books and spoilers.
Cast of Thrones (TV, BOOKS) – 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 (TV, BOOKS) – 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 (TV, BOOKS) – 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.
Vassals of Kingsgrave (TV, BOOKS) – 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! During the TV season, they have three (3!) different podcasts, the Krakencast (Asia/Oceania time zones), the Wolfcast (European time zones) and the Dragoncast (American time zones)
Podcast Of Ice and Fire (TV, BOOKS) – 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!
Unspoiled Show (TV, BOOKS) – iTunes – Twitter – the only podcast so far to cover ALL FIVE books chapter by chapter with over 350 podcast episodes waiting for you. Also covers TV show through Bandcamp ($)
Behind The Iron Throne (TV, BOOKS) – 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
Radio Westeros (BOOKS) – iTunes – YouTube – RSS Feed – Twitter – a podcast for aSoIaF book readers (spoilers for all TV viewers). As the name suggests, it has an actual radio show format. With Lady Gwynhyfvar and Yolkboy.
PODCASTS with new EPISODES during the GAME of THRONES SEASON
The Joffrey of Podcasts (TV) – iTunes – Podomatic – Stitcher: singing the praises of the Great King Joffrey, the First of His Name with Bubba and Catfish
The Bjork Brothers (TV) – 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 (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
Fat Pink Cast (TV, BOOKS) – 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.
A Pod of Casts (TV) – 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.
TV Talk Game Of Thrones podcast (TV) – started with Season 3
PODCASTS that started with GAME of THRONES SEASON #4 Wave
Beyond The North (TV) – iTunes – Stitcher – by Film Dispenser with @flatEarthScott and @Tyrufus_McCoy – two unspoiled TV viewers offering serious, consistent and even-keeled analysis
A Storm Of Spoilers (TV) – iTunes – RSS – This is a spoiler podcast, book readers only, part of Fighting In The War Room (FitWR) – with @da7e and @jowrotethis and @rejects. iTunes/RSS is for all the FitWR podcasts
Big Imping Game Of Thrones podcast (TV)- Stitcher – two comedians talk Thrones
Sand and Snow (TV) – iTunes – Stitcher – Blog – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – one TV viewer, one Book reader. Provides background information from the books, some of which may be considered spoilery for some TV viewers
Another Ice and Fire Cast (BOOKS) – started podcasting Book #1 chapter by chapter
Two Guys One Throne (GAMES) – 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!
RETIRED PODCASTS (no new episodes)
George R. R. Martin’s own podcast (BOOKS) – iTunes – website – not blog – 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 (TV) – 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) (TV) – 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 (TV) – from the #LOST podcast duo – covered Season 2. For paying subscribers.
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 six podcasts that have an all-female cast, “Tyrion’s Landing” and “Sistah Speak” and “Fat Pink Cast” and “Close the Door” and “Fire and Lunch” 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 “History of Westeros” 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).
ERRORS? CORRECTIONS? WHAT DID I MISS?
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