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Remaking Game of Thrones Through Live Action?

Remaking Game of Thrones Through Live Action?

June 20, 2019

Welcome Casey Koons to the podcast to talk to Gil! Casey, a cloud engineer, shares a meeting that he had with HBO in 2016, about remaking Game of Thrones as a more faithful adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, through scanning the books, using the likeness of the actors and the existing art and locations to produce a live-action show.

Dangerous “Nice Guys” in Movies: Snape, Jorah and Jacob

Dangerous “Nice Guys” in Movies: Snape, Jorah and Jacob

June 17, 2019

In our second Social Justice in Movies podcast, Gil Kidron welcomes new collaborator Dr. Ashley Phillips. In this conversation, we talk about the "nice guy" archetype in movies, and not the kind of nice guy we automatically think about, the teddy bear kind who just wants to help and then finishes last. More like the guy who thinks that if he does certain things that are considered "nice", he's entitled to get the girl.

The Iron Bank vs Medieval and Modern Economics

The Iron Bank vs Medieval and Modern Economics

June 13, 2019

Welcome Michael Talley to our podcast to talk to Gil! Michael, an economics major, focused on the Iron Bank, its role in Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire and its parallels to medieval economic history and how it connects to our modern economy and politics.

How Does GoT Season 8 Affect Prequels, HBO vs Disney, Netflix & Amazon

How Does GoT Season 8 Affect Prequels, HBO vs Disney, Netflix & Amazon

June 3, 2019

Welcome to another conversation with novelist, Literature Prof. and Writing Prof. Theo Gangi and Gil Kidron. In this podcast we talk about the bigger picture of the Game of Thrones season 8 disaster, what it means for HBO now that they have stiff competition from streaming outlets like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and very soon - Disney. How bad is the damage to the Game of Thrones and HBO brand with loads of Marvel shows coming up, with Lord of the Rings coming to Amazon along with The Expanse, and Netflix's sheer quantity of content? Will the prequels save them or doom them?

How Linguistics Foiled Daenerys’ Ambitions

How Linguistics Foiled Daenerys’ Ambitions

May 30, 2019

Welcome to our inaugural conversation with patron Mallory Aller! Mallory, who's doing her Masters in linguistics, opens up for us a new way to look at Game of Thrones, through the power of language and the way that Game of Thrones characters use it. We talk about Daenerys' Common Tongue problem, Sansa's natural ability to speak the King's Landing dialect, how (book) Arya must be multilingual in the deepest sense, and more.

Game of Thrones Historical Review: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Trotsky and Napoleon

Game of Thrones Historical Review: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Trotsky and Napoleon

May 28, 2019

Now that Game of Thrones season 8 is behind us and the conclusion is that the 7 kingdoms are now two kingdoms made up of 6+1, with Bran Stark king in the south and Sansa Stark Queen in the North, Rutger and Gil break down the conclusion from a historical and political point of view. What happened to the decline in feudalism? To British history? Is Bran the Dalai Lama or the Fisher King? Is Daenerys Targaryen Stalin, Trotsky or Napoleon? We talk Game of Thrones and history!

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