August 10, 2020
The story of A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones begins in an interbellum period, meaning: a period between two great wars. Looking back, there are interesting parallels between the first part of the story and the view towards the White Walkers and the views that some politicians in Europe espoused to avoid another conflict at all cost. Rutger and Gil discuss the similarities as well as the historical lessons.
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March 19, 2020
In this podcast we welcome patron Omri Goldshtrom to discuss political change according to the epic story George R R Martin is still writing. What can we gleam from the political processes that are occurring and from Martin's views on government, reform and history. This was recorded pre-Corona, but is made all the more relevant and pertinent now that the entire world has changed and political institutions are adapting to an increasingly unsustainable reality.
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July 18, 2019
Welcome Francesca Lewis to the Got Academy Podcast to talk to Gil Kidron as part of Got Academy Gotributor special offer! Francesca has studied creative writing, psychology and existentialism, and she applies the latter to the conclusion of Game of Thrones, being that the only reason Bran Stark becomes king is that the meaning we ascribe to his story are the most meaningful, at least according to Tyrion. Through existentialism, or absurdism, as Albert Camus' outlook on life is referred to, in his books The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus, we try to find if there is any meaning to Game of Thrones from our perspective, and from that of the characters.
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