Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Boiled Leather Audio Hour Episode 15!

Women of Westeros, Part II: Brienne & Asha


Sean and I proudly present the second installment in our intermittent series of episodes focusing on female characters. Our leading ladies today: Brienne of Tarth and Asha Greyjoy. The similarities are obvious, and the juxtaposition instructive, I think. We look at their attitudes toward violence and war, sexuality, gender, and their “careers,” to use an anachronistic term; the way their societies and their circle of acquaintances have shaped their lives; their resonance with the mindsets of modern readers; and much more. We also take some detours into Jaime Lannister and Victarion Greyjoy, always a good time. And be sure to listen until the very end, when we answer the only question that really matters. You’ll see.

By the way, I think our audio issues have been resolved. We’re not going to win a technical Grammy or anything, but you should no longer want to rip your headphones out and throw them across the room, either. Let us know!

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  1. Thank you so much for releasing another episode of the Boiled Leather Audio podcast. My friend and I check nearly everyday to see if a new episode is released. I am beyond a fan of Martin's work and I really appreciate and value your insight into his material.
    Thanks again

    1. Thanks for the encouragment! In fact, one episode should air today. Usually, when we did an episode, it airs on the following Monday. But it's hard to coordinate our timetables - the time zone difference and all - and our own, with both of us having family and work to combine. But we really enjoy these and try to do them as often as possible.