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May 24, 2019
A Dream of Spring
James and Darren read Twitter questions, discuss the past and future of Westeros, and ride north with the wildlings.
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63 min
May 20, 2019
Season 8, Ep. 6: Iron Throne Blown
The series finale! James and Darren discuss the fate of Daenerys’ Iron Throne quest, the new king (and queen!) in Westeros, fan backlash to the final season, some tales from the GoT set and Ghost finally getting schnuggies.
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80 min
May 13, 2019
Season 8, Ep 5: For Whom The Bells Toll
A destructive and controversial episode of Game of Thrones inspires some profound debate, as James and Darren take a closer look at the dark turn of Daenerys Targaryen. The fatalities piled high in “The Bells,” and so James also offers insight from his interviews with the performers whose characters perished in the chaos.
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84 min
May 6, 2019
Season 8, Ep 4: Misjudgment Day
James and Darren deliver a super-sized podcast covering an extra-long episode of Game of Thrones as the show’s heroes make a series of tragic missteps. We revisit last week’s darkness debate, talk Jon’s honesty problem, Brienne’s seemingly doomed hookup, Daenerys being pushed to her limit and that big death.
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90 min
April 29, 2019
Season 8, Ep 3: The Long Dark Night
Arya leads the charge in a showdown with the Night King and the Army of the Dead. James tells Darren stories from the set of the biggest battle episode in “Game of Thrones” history. It was a brutal, fatality-heavy episode…but did it have to be so hard to see?
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60 min
April 22, 2019
Season 8, Ep. 2: Daenerys finds out
A long night in Winterfell leads to relationship-upending revelations and unexpected attachments. James and Darren disagree about the most surprising episode of the show in years.
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59 min
April 15, 2019
Season 8, Ep. 1: Jon Snow Knows Everything
Everyone’s heading to “Winterfell” in the final season premiere of HBO’s fantasy phenomenon. James and Darren discuss the many reunions (and first-ever meetings) taking place in the snowy north, and take a closer look at the already-fractious relations between Sansa and Daenerys. The Night King is marching his army southwards, and down in King’s Landing, Cersei is already assembling an army for the battle AFTER the battle to save Westeros from destruction.
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54 min
April 6, 2019
Season 8 NYC premiere discussion
James discusses watching season 8’s first episode (spoiler free) after the New York City premiere. Plus: Final season run times, the showrunners address season 7’s pacing criticisms, the Night King’s origin story and spoiler avoidance tips.
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37 min
March 7, 2019
Season 8 trailer talk and Battle of Winterfell set visit
James and Darren break down the long-awaited Game of Thrones season 8 trailer on EW’s Game of Thrones Podcast, brought to you by Toyota. (What, exactly, is going on with Cersei? is Jon going to ride that dragon or what?). Plus we discuss EW's new Battle of Winterfell set visit cover story reveal some new spoiler-free tidbits about what it was really like behind the scenes of the climatic battle episode.
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42 min
January 21, 2019
EW's Best of Shows episode 2 (Special Preview Episode)
Once again, join your co-hosts Darren Franich and Kristen Baldwin as they take a look at season 2 of Star Trek: Discover; Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike tackles social issues with humor on Trigger Warning; and a chat with Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider about their hilarious new series The Other Two.
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50 min
January 14, 2019
Introducing EW's Best of Shows (Special Preview Episode)
In this preview of EW's new weekly podcast about television Best of Shows, Darren Franich and Kristen Baldwin take a look at season 3 of True Detective; Gillian Anderson returning to TV in Netflix’s sweet teen dramedy Sex Education; and Kristen and Darren try to decipher the appeal of The Masked Singer.
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43 min
December 20, 2018
Final season preview
James and Darren are back from their long hiatus to discuss everything season 8.
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58 min
September 4, 2017
Predictions for Season 8
What does the Night King actually want? What's in the cards for Dany and Jon? Who is the Prince That Was Promised? Should The Mountain and The Hound finally have their face-off, who is most likely to win? James and Darren look back at the highs and lows of Season 7, discuss what to expect in Season 8, and give their updated rankings on where all the seasons currently stand. Thank you to everyone who listened and supported this podcast this season! Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich)  Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett)  Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_)  Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com  For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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50 min
August 28, 2017
Ep. 7: The Love Boat
We break down the season 7 finale: Jon and Dany chart a course toward incest, Sansa and Arya team up on Littlefinger, Theon breaks our hearts, and James reveals what it was like on the set of that Dragonpit summit. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich)  Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett)  Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_)  Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com  For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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58 min
August 21, 2017
Ep. 6: Exit the Dragon
Jon Snow leads a suicide squad squad north of the wall, and James was on-set for season 7's snowiest setpiece! He talks with Darren about the most polar-izing episode of the season. Jon and Dany, question mark? Arya and Sansa, exclamation mark! Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich)  Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett)  Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_)  Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com  For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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48 min
August 14, 2017
Ep. 5: The Parent Traps
A fast-paced, callback-filled episode that proves even Dany’s dragons have figured out Jon Snow’s parentage gets decoded by James and Darren, who take on Gendry’s steely return, Littlefinger and Arya’s hallway shadow peeping, and a Westerosi Avengers Assemble at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea (which is totally not a bed and breakfast). Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich)  Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett)  Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_)  Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com  For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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51 min
August 7, 2017
Ep. 4: Spoilers of War
A massive battle threatens the lives of key characters, but James and Darren can't stop talking about the reunions up in Winterfell. Meanwhile, Dany and Jon go spelunking! Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich)  Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett)  Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_)  Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com  For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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55 min
July 31, 2017
Ep. 3: All the Queens' Men
Dany meets Jon. Bran returns to Winterfell. And yet all is wrong in the world of Westeros, as one Queen’s strategy gets demolished by another Queen’s trickery. Death ensues. Meanwhile, Jorah makes a friend. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich)  Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett)  Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_)  Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com  For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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38 min
July 25, 2017
Ep. 2: Euron Trouble
The Greyjoy-Dorne alliance suffers a significant setback, and Jon Snow considers an alliance with a certain Dragon Queen. Meanwhile, Arya receives some surprising news from a surprising source, and Sam tries to help out Jorah. It's the season’s second episode, and there’s already an epic battle!  Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich)  Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett)  Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_)  Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com  For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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51 min
July 17, 2017
Ep. 1: Shall We Begin?
James and Darren break down the season 7 premiere, “Dragonstone,” an opener so fun even Ed Sheeran didn’t wreck it. They tackle Arya’s surprise murder-feast, Euron’s pick-up artist makeover, Sam’s gross internship, Dany’s rad castle repo, and more. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich)  Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett)  Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_)  Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com  For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones 
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51 min
July 10, 2017
Season 7 is Coming
On the eve of Season 7, James Hibberd (our man in Westeros!) talks with Darren Franich about being on set for the penultimate batch of episodes. Will another Stark die? Will the Greyjoys rise to power? How much bigger can the show get?? Prepare for war with this special preview episode! Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com. Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you.  Credits:  Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich)  Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett)  Editor: DGital Media (@DGitalmedia_)  Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com  For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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46 min
July 1, 2016
Bonus Episode! Season 7 Predictions
Where in Westeros will Dany go first? Could Bran take over Winterfell? How will Jon’s parentage change things? Who’s Arya’s next target? James and Darren speculate about Game of Thrones season 7, plus give their picks for the best episode and performances from season 6. Thank you to everyone who listened and supported this podcast – it wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without your emails, tweets, and words of encouragement throughout this adventure! Season 6 may be over but there’s no end to James and Darren revealing more intel and discussing the latest news so keep an eye out for occasional podcast episodes before GoT returns next year. And don’t forget: It’s never too late to rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We love hearing from you! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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39 min
June 27, 2016
Ep. 10: Scheme Queens
It’s the episode that changed everything. Following GoT’s super-sized finale, James and Darren debate that Tower of Joy reveal, applaud Tommen’s suicidal decisiveness, wonder exactly how attracted Sansa is to Littlefinger, and mourn the loss of doom-magnet Margaery. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in our upcoming bonus episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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41 min
June 20, 2016
Ep. 9: Behind the Bastard Bowl
The most epic ‘Thrones’ ever? We break down the shocks, deaths and twists in ‘Battle of the Bastards,’ with James detailing what it was really like on the show's battlefield set in Northern Ireland (spiders and a shirtless Kit Harington are involved), while Darren analyzes that unexpected Meereenese dragon threeway. Plus reader questions, trivia and more. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Henry Molofsky Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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43 min
June 13, 2016
Ep. 8: Say Her Name
A girl strikes back! This week’s episode was relatively bloodless, but Darren makes a case for “No One” being the show’s best episode in years. James and Darren talk parkour Arya’s showdown with the Terma-Waif, Jaime’s tense workplace romance reunion with Brienne, Tommen’s cowardly betrayal of Cersei, and all the fan theories this episode ruined. (Goodbye, Lady Stoneheart) Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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39 min
June 6, 2016
Ep. 7: The Talks and The Hound
A long-lost character returns – but we’re too busy talking about Lyanna Mormont, the most badass Northern 10-year-old since Arya left Winterfell. James and Darren chat about “The Broken Man,” an episode of tense Tyrell talks, glorious Greyjoy gatherings, and one bilious Blackfish. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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36 min
May 30, 2016
Ep. 6: Coldhands, Warm Hearts
Why is Tommen such a disappointing wimp? How weird is it that we're actually GAINING Starks this season? How much motivation do the Dothraki need, exactly? Could an entire episode be built around Gilly being amazed by ordinary things? There's a lot to discuss in "Blood of My Blood" – especially the lack of blood! – so let James and Darren try to explain who Coldhands is and why the Riverlands are so important. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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33 min
May 23, 2016
Ep. 5: Hodor. Hodor? Hodor!
At last, Game of Thrones reveals Hodor’s origin story! James and Darren bust down "The Door," an episode full of revelations about Westeros history. Also discussed: A theory about why the direwolves are dying, Sansa’s takedown of Littlefinger, and some behind-the-scenes scoop about Brienne and Tormund's non-romance. Not to mention we finally see the Kingsmoot. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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35 min
May 16, 2016
Ep. 4: Naked and Unafraid
Darren and James debate Dany’s covert superpower and fiery clothing-optional vengeance. We also talk about those reunited siblings, the Great Southern Conspiracy, the Great Northern Conspiracy, and explore the possibility that Ramsay Bolton might not be such a nice guy. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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36 min
May 9, 2016
Ep. 3: Olly's Well That Ends Well
Westeros History comes to life! In our breakdown of “Oathbreaker,” James and Darren question the loss of a silent Stark’s shaggy companion, discuss Davos Seaworth’s halftime speech, Dany’s retirement home accommodations, Arya's Daredevil teachings and Ser Alliser Thorne’s last words. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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41 min
May 2, 2016
Ep. 2: Snowmageddon
After a year of theories, rumors and conversations about Kit Harington's hair, Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd has exclusive details on Jon Snow's return to the land of the living! James tells Darren all about the top-secret resurrection, while Darren tries to make the conversation all about the Greyjoys. Also discussed: how the High Sparrow is like Bernie Sanders, why Ramsay Bolton killed his own father and a theory about Dany’s future. Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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34 min
April 25, 2016
Ep. 1: So How Old is Melisandre, Anyway?
Melisandre is really old! The Sand Snakes get stabby! Jon Snow really is dead...but will he stay that way? James and Darren dig into the season 6 premiere, with some theories about the Red God, the future of Kit Harington's decomposing corpse, whether the Kahl Moro is channeling Conan the Barbarian, and how "Rome” was like "Game of Thrones" before "Game of Thrones." Tweet questions to @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com and we'll try to get them answered in next week's episode! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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40 min
April 15, 2016
You Know Nothing About Season 6
In our season 6 preview, James gives spoiler-free thoughts on watching the Thrones premiere screening in Hollywood while Darren makes some bold predictions for the season, and together we ponder the fate of Jon Snow, the productivity of George R.R. Martin, and discuss how Arya's story is like Batman Begins. Tweet us questions @JamesHibberd and @DarrenFranich, or send us an email at GOTpodcast@ew.com - and we promise future podcast episodes will be better than this one! Please rate us on iTunes and leave us a review! We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and don’t forget to come back every Monday for a new episode during season 6 of Game of Thrones! Credits: Hosts: James Hibberd (@jameshibberd) and Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) Producer: Cristina Everett (@cristinaeverett) Editor: Jenna Weiss-Berman (@WBJenna) Contact Us: GOTpodcast@ew.com For the latest in GOT news, go to: ew.com/gameofthrones
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29 min
April 1, 2016
Coming Soon
Follow along as EW's James Hibberd and Darren Franich debate the latest events in Westeros and give behind-the-scenes insight each week when the new season of Game of Thrones returns April 24.
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