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Born amidst salt and smoke... Just off the Long Island Expressway... Beneath a bleeding star...

The Princes That Were Promised discuss the History of Westeros and The Known World. Join John and Seannie-Wan as they share their thoughts and observations for beginners and novices to #GRRM's 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' including analysis of the TV adaptation 'Game of Thrones' and all production news for HBO's Earth-shattering series.

Any update to the break-neck speed of #GRRM's writing that trickles from the void, or any fantasy/science-fiction property of Royal interest can also be the topic of Royal conversation.

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The Kingslayer (302)
He was intimate with his twin sister...As a teenager he swore an oath he would unlikely be able to keep...He broke the oath he made not long after he made it...He murdered his King and offered no explanation for why he did so...He pushed a young boy out of a tower window...He was labeled Kingslayer by his peers as an insult but embraced the title until it became legendary throughout Westeros...He is Ser Jaime Lannister and he is the truest knight in The Realm. WARNING! FOR HERE BE SPOILERS!!!SPOILERS INDEED FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...The Royally Official Fictional Analysis of Fictional Characters from Game of Thrones continues with a long, mostly-focused look at Ser Jaime Lannister, the former Lord Commander of The Kingsguard, The Savior of Kings Landing, and the truest knight in all of Westeros. From his arrogant visit at Winterfell and his mishaps and miscalculations in The Whispering Wood, all the way to the loss of his sword hand and the adjustment of his mindset to fit the current conditions of The Realm, The Princes That Were Promised cover Jaime's entire narrative through Game of Thrones. He is Seannie-Wan's favorite fictional character of all-time. He is fast becoming one of John's favorite characters. How can #TPTWP justify this considering all the unfathomable actions listed above?The Princes That Were Promised are John and Seannie-Wan. Join them as they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones. You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitchrGooglePlaySoundCloudYouTubeCastBox.FMPlease take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!Visit The Red Keep and The RavenryBend the Knee and Like #TPTWP on FacebookRead The Westerosi Companion for scholarly essays and in-depth reviews.The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcastcopyright 2016-2019 ActionPacked!ProductionsPrepared and Performed by John Khantzian and Seannie-Wan KenobiProduced by Sean Block with John KhantzianEdited by Sean BlockThank you for listeningSupport The Princes That Were Promised by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-princes-that-were-promisedFind out more on the The Princes That Were Promised website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

The Kingslayer (302)

2019-02-1401:25:45

The Crypts Teaser (Sp3.2)
The Promised Princes are surprisingly teased by a surprise teaser announcing the transmission date for the first of The Final Episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones! Although John announced the date long before HBO executives sat down to make any decisions whatsoever, and although John and Seannie-Wan both announced that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would finish adapting The Great Procrastinator's story long before The Great Procrastinator was finished telling it, #TPTWP did not foresee an actual teaser preceding the date reveal.Also, it should be noted that The Promised Princes foresaw that no matter which method of revealing April 14th, 2019 as the premiere date that HBO chose to reveal the April 14th premiere date, it was bound to be a better method of revealing an April 14th premiere date than melting a giant block of ice the size of Harrenhal on Facebook Live.WARNING! FOR HERE BE SPOILERS!!!SPOILERS INDEED FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...The average Sunday Night HBO viewer would not think that there would be a metaphorical ton of entertaining conversation to be mined from a short teaser trailer. Mayhaps that is the true difference between an average Sunday Night HBO viewer and The Princes That Were Promised. Yes indeed, at the drop of a hat, John and Seannie-Wan are able to cover every angle and every possible take on The Crypts Teaser. More importantly, The Promised Princes are able to stray away from the silly and giddy analysis you might find on other internet streaming audio shows or YouTube channels. This analysis is hot and fresh, exciting yet grounded, and clever without being conceited. So Royally confident in their analysis of this teaser are #TPTWP, they gave the Royal seal of approval to the above analysis of their analysis. The Princes That Were Promised are John and Seannie-Wan. Join them as they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones. You can subscribe to the streaming audio program and show fealty at:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitchrGooglePlaySoundCloudYouTubeCastBox.FMPlease take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!Visit The Red Keep and The RavenryBend the Knee and Like #TPTWP on FacebookRead The Westerosi Companion The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!PodcastCopyright 2016-2019 ActionPacked!ProductionsPrepared and Performed by John Khantzian and Seannie-Wan KenobiProduced by Sean Block with John KhantzianEdited by Sean BlockThank you for listeningSupport The Princes That Were Promised by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-princes-that-were-promisedFind out more on the The Princes That Were Promised website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

The Crypts Teaser (Sp3.2)

2019-01-3000:37:13

The Mad Queen (301)
The Mad Queen is a title befitting Queen Cersei Lannister... or is it? Yes. Yes it is. WARNING! FOR HERE BE SPOILERS!!!SPOILERS INDEED FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...The Princes That Were Promised begin their journey through the journies of the lead characters of HBO's Game of Thrones as The Final Episodes draw near. In less than four months, the journey that began in 2010, and redefined what prestige television can be, will be over and... frankly #TPTWP have no idea what Westeros will look like when the final closing credits hit the screen. Royally speaking, John and Seannie-Wan only know what is behind them, as it were, or rather what is behind the character that is the focus of the Royal contemplation, though admittedly this look back, be it metaphorical or intellectually metaphorical, doth work under the assumption, Royally or no, that time, in both a fictional story and a non-fictional conversation about a fictional story, can be viewed in a linear way. In other words, vis a vis, the completely fictional journey that has brought these fictional people to their final storylines can and will be spake about. This is the official The Princes That Were Promised run-up to what will very likely be the most-watched six episodes of television in HBO's history with viewership that we will never see again... probably. Begin the journey again, in a sense, sort of, with a analysis and rehash of Cersei 'Why Isn't Her Last Name Baratheon?' Lannister and her journey through the 7 series of Game of Thrones. Just don't forget to Remember Lady.#RememberLadyThe Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Join them as they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones. You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitchrGooglePlaySoundCloudYouTubeCastBox.FMPlease take a moment to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!! At the very least, tap that 5 Star Rating for your Promised Princes.Visit The Red Keep and The RavenryBend the Knee and Like #TPTWP on FacebookRead The Westerosi Companion for scholarly essays and in-depth reviews.The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcastcopyright 2016-2019 ActionPacked!ProductionsPrepared and Performed by John Khantzian and Seannie-Wan KenobiProduced by Sean Block with John KhantzianEdited by Sean BlockThank you for listeningSupport The Princes That Were Promised by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-princes-that-were-promisedFind out more on the The Princes That Were Promised website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

The Mad Queen (301)

2019-01-2701:31:14

Arbor Gold From France (Sp3.1)
They have a song... They are The Princes That Were Promised and their's is The Song of Ice and Fire...John and SeannieWan return for their 3rd Royal run of episodes. Herein layeth for thine pleasures of thy ear the most Royally newsworthy and Royally new news. Mayhaps tho hath heard already some of the Royal words to be spake by the Royal mouths, but from the vile tongues of peasants, plebeians, and men of the gutters. If this be so, then tho hath heard not the way these tidings were intended and tho wouldst be wise to use thine earholes to receive this Royal blessing.WARNING! FOR HERE BE SPOILERS!!!SPOILERS INDEED FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...This is a primer episode for the next great project from #TPTWP. But first the news...01:16:00 King in the North...05:55:00 First S.8 Footage12:29:00 The Reveal Date for The Reveal of the Date15:52:00 Dornish Red or Arbor Gold16:30:00 Pre-Production Non-News News17:55:00 E9: Thank You, NextIn preparation for the penultimate season of Game of Thrones, #TPTWP undertook a massive... undertaking. A complete re-watch of the series was documented, analyzed, and streamed via the interweb for loyal listeners. That official re-watch can be found in #TPTWP archives. The lead up for Game of Thrones: The Final Episodes will be approached in a different way... a more interesting and more accessible and far less complicated way... Royally intrigued? The first episode for The Princes That Were Promised Official Re-Education in the Main Characters of HBO's Game of Thrones and Their Stories will begin streaming this week. Stay tuned to the feed... or lose your head... not metaphorically... like The Promised Princes will cut off your head... and they will do it themselves because those who pass the sentence must swing the sword.The artwork for this episode was completely and totally used without any permission whatsoever. It is titled A Gift of Arbor Red and was created by Nicholas Gregory for Fantasy Flight Games which has a plethora of great ASoIaF/GoT artwork that we try very hard to not use anymore often than we do. Please do not tell Fantasy Flight or Nicholas Gregory that their fantastic works are being used for an audio streaming program, no matter how fantastic the audio streaming program may be.The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Join them as they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones. You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitchrGooglePlaySoundCloudYouTubeCastBox.FMPlease take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!Visit The Red Keep and The RavenryBend the Knee and Like #TPTWP on FacebookRead The Westerosi Companion for scholarly essays and in-depth reviews.The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcastcopyright 2016-2019 ActionPacked!ProductionsPrepared and Performed by John Khantzian and SeannieWan KenobiProduced by Sean Block with John KhantzianEdited by Sean BlockThank you for listeningSupport The Princes That Were Promised by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-princes-that-were-promisedFind out more on the The Princes That Were Promised website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Breaking Wind... of Winter (Sp2.11)
On the eve of the release of... like... the 3rd major A Song of Ice and Fire publication since A Dance With Dragons that isn't titled "The Winds of Winter," #TPTWP find themselves struggling to identify a strange and uncomfortable feeling that overwhelms their Royal Persons re:ASoIaF. The Promised Princes sought out mental health professionals for help, and they did their own Royal Research into "Human Feelings" and "Human Emotions," so as to identify what this feeling was. The conclusion that the Royal Research and the Royal Mental Health Professionals both came to was that John and SeannieWan were no longer feeling Angry and/or Frustrated each time The Winds of Winter came to their Royal Minds, but instead they were suddenly and inexplicably feeling a feeling that most commonfolk call "Hope."Hope had never been a feeling that #TPTWP associated with The Winds of Winter... or George R. R. Martin... or A Song of Ice and Fire. Ergo... What gives???WARNING! FOR HERE BE SPOILERS!!!SPOILERS INDEED FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...John and SeannieWan discuss the very real possibility that their trolling of #GRRM may have been unnecessary and misinformed, albeit briefly is the adverb to describe the speed of their disussing, and brief is the discussion which they briefly discuss. Has HBO been the real reason/motivation behind the inconceivably long wait for Volume 6 of ASoIaF since the release of Volume 5? Has there actually been a reason for the wait all along other than The Great Procrastinator doing what he does best- Procrastinating? It's not TV... It's HBO*, but is it also why this professional writer has been unable to finish a professional project in nearly 8 years? If so, is it possible that #GRRM has been one step ahead of us the whole time? Not likely... probably not... but maybe... but most likely probably not...In the biggest twist in all of non-fiction since the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, John does what the pro-wrestling fans "in the know" would call a "Face turn," and finds himself siding with The Great Procrastinator. In addition to all the "Hope" that The Promised Princes are feeling and discussing, John and SeannieWan put the pedal to the metal and discuss The Winds of Winter as though it were the ASoIaF being released next week instead of Fire and Blood.The Wardens of Long Island doth engage in a top-notch, professional-level-conversating conversation re:The Winds of Winter, and thus catch themselves up on the ASoIaF characters and storylines that will surely make up the narrative of The Winds of Winter. They also theorize as to where the narrative will go and how the cliffhangers of A Dance With Dragons will be resolved."Really really good stuff this episode!" - George R. R. Marlin (editor of Wild Cars)"#TPTWP have really done it this time!" - George R. R. Martington (author of The Gang of Throngs)"...truly this is a podcast... not... bad... good!"- Eli O. (content editor for Westernbros.org)Head's up! Possible SPOILERS for non-ASoIaF properties...7:30:00 - Possible spoilers for 'Avengers 4,' though highly unlikely.14:10:00 - Possible spoilers for 'Star Wars Episode IX,' though probably not.The tweet that began the hype which led to hope...Shortly before this episode was made available, news of Stan Lee's death at 95 years-old broke on every major news outlet.To say that Stan Lee and his imagination directly molded our preference and enjoyment in and of fiction would not be nearly enough to do justice to his imagination and his influence. To say that our own creativity is what it is because of those properties and ideas that Stan Lee created would be a shade of what should be said to honor how true that is. To say that the work Stan Lee did, along with the work he procured, developed, and distributed, has become or was the basis for all quality fictional media entertainment in 2018 and is truly enjoyed by millions and millions of people around the world would only scratch the surface of the legacy that he leaves behind...Excelsior!The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Join them as they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones. You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitchrGooglePlaySoundCloudYouTubeCastBox.FMPlease take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!Visit The Red Keep and The RavenryBend the Knee and Like #TPTWP on FacebookRead The Westerosi Companion for scholarly essays and in-depth reviews.The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcastcopyright 2016-2018 ActionPacked!ProductionsPrepared and Performed by John Khantzian and SeannieWan KenobiProduced by Sean Block with John KhantzianEdited by Sean BlockThank you for listeningSupport The Princes That Were Promised by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-princes-that-were-promisedFind out more on the The Princes That Were Promised website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
A Freaky Doctor, Record Emmy Wins, and Scary Spoilers... Maybe... (Sp2.10)
The Final Episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones feel like they arbe years away. The Royal Wait is growing worse than the wait for Season 6B of The Sopranos, but it beats waiting around for the "Book" that What's-His-Name claims to be writing (montly #GRRM-bashing quota met!).The Royal Mantra is to enjoy the wait for Season 8 because once it arrives, the series will be over before The Royal Realization comes. Essentially, this is the sweet spot- the time to feel good that The Final Episodes are in post-production and the only thing keeping them from The Royal Television is the time that will be filled with speculation and Royal Excitement...But what if there was a huge spoiler that has been whispered upon the lips of Redditors and YouTubers since the Season 7 finale aired? Wouldst tho open Pandora's Box?WARNING! FOR HERE BE SPOILERS!!!SPOILERS INDEED FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...John and SeannieWan temp fate and expose themselves to the huge POSSIBLE spoiler... maybe. John can't help himself and has been spoiling himself since the early 2000's. SeannieWan has a bit more self-control but can't pass an opportunity to have an edge in knowledge on non-book-readers.Before #TPTWP get themselves stuck in the spoiler-y muck and mud, they take a look at the phenomenal victories that HBO, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and the Game of Thrones production had at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Was The American Tolkien at the Emmys? Did he get a statue to take home to further distract him from the task at hand? Did the producers of the Emmy Awards do yet another funny "bit" where the host or a presenter points him out in the audience and the director of the Emmy Awards says, "Take Camera 4!" into his headset so that the live broadcast on whatever stupid network gives us a medium close-up of The Great Procrastinator grinning like someone that is in over his head as he slaps at a fake typewriter on his lap with the sausage fingers of his ham-hock hands?Maybe. #TPTWP didn't watch because the only thing worse than Senor Martin grinning like someone that is in over his head is Hollywood sticking their celebrity noses up each other's celebrity butts. But John and SeannieWan discuss the awards before they discuss possible spoilers... maybe... for The Final Episodes.If tho don't wisheth to hear thy spoilers... possible spoilers to be specific... maybe... be warned that spoiler talk begins at the 27:00-minute mark. Yakkity Sax, which was the great music during the chase scenes in The Benny Hill Show, will play as a final warning. If you continue to listen after Yakkity Sax, prepare to possibly be spoiled... maybe... But also prepare to experience intelligent, thoughtful, and entertaining conversation all about the possible spoilers... maybe...If you wish to check out the possible spoilers from the source of the possible spoilers, The Royal Link is Right the F' HERE.The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Join them as they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones. You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitchrGooglePlaySoundCloudYouTubeCastBox.FMPlease take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!Visit The Red Keep and The RavenryBend the Knee and Like #TPTWP on FacebookRead The Westerosi Companion for scholarly essays and in-depth reviews.The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcastcopyright 2016-2018 ActionPacked!ProductionsPrepared and Performed by John Khantzian and SeannieWan KenobiProduced by Sean Block with John KhantzianEdited by Sean BlockThank you for listening!Support The Princes That Were Promised by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-princes-that-were-promisedFind out more on the The Princes That Were Promised website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
The Mormonts You Know/ The Mormonts You Don't Know (208.2)
All of the Noble Houses of Westeros celebrate their own Lore- stories of heroic deeds by ancestors whose names are well-known not only by their descendants and vassals to their House but by nearly all Great and Noble Families throughout Westeros, as well as the smallfolk of The Realm. That is to say, all Noble Houses celebrate their Lore except House Mormont of the exceptionally boring Bear Island; a House which seems to have no Lore whatsoever. The Maesters and The Citadel have a difficult enough time to identify the patriarch of House Mormont even 2 generations past. They know that there were Mormonts in House Mormont because the history of Westeros retains events in which Mormonts belonging to House Mormont were involved. However, learning a name or any sort of personality trait to whichever Mormonts that certainly belonged to House Mormont that were a part of whatever history that Westeros history claims them to be a part of has proven to be far too difficult of a task for any of the "educated" population of Oldtown. While The Starks of Winterfell can be traced back thousands and thousands of years to The Age of Heroes, The Mormont family tree seems to go back only so far as Jeor Mormont... so like... 60-something years... albeit very incomplete for a 60-something year-old Family Tree. WARNING! FOR HERE BE SPOILERS!!!SPOILERS INDEED FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...Ser Jorah Mormont is the Westerosi character upon which The Promised Princes focus their research and discussion. However, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont of The Night's Watch, who is Ser Jorah's father, is also examined. So too then are the many Mormont women to whom Jeor is Father and/or Uncle, to whom Jorah is nephew and/or cousin, and allegedly whom the big-a## hairy Bears of Bear Island bring to "Mormont Makeout Point" at the top of "Makeout Hill" in the south-eastern woods and forests of Bear Island. John and SeannieWan pick up with The Mormont Family Tree... or lack thereof... and move along through Ser Jorah's narrative until the climax of A Game of Thrones and Ser Jorah's continuing struggles with childbirth. Also covered in conjunction- Robert's Rebellion, Ser Jorah's thoughts on The Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, House Martell's loyalty to House Targaryen, The 4-1-1 on the Friendzone and at which point in his narrative Ser Jorah unwittingly began to back slowly into it. If you have not yet listened, it is advisable, though not completely necessary, to stream #TPTWP episode 15.1: Wood and Fish and Bears, Oh MyThis episode is important as the history of House Mormont's seat at Bear Island is covered and (possibly) [not likely] sheds a decent amount of metaphorical light upon many of the motivations and characteristics of both Ser Jorah and his disappointed father, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont, 'The Old Bear.'The artwork used as the cover art for this episode was created by digital artist Valeria Jortagul. The piece is titled Jeor Mormont and it features an absolutely dynamite portrait of The Old Bear holding Longclaw with a bear's head at the weapon's hilt instead of Jon Snow's iconic direwolf where the bear had once been, or where the bear is as it were within the timeline of the digital art, and Mormont's Raven upon his shoulder- a bird of dark wings that generaly carries dark words, or rather just repeats the same word over and over again. To enjoy more of Valeria Jortagul's digital artwork, including her beautiful portraits set in the fantasy genre, you can click the link Right the F HERE.The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Join them as they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones. You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitchrGooglePlaySoundCloudYouTubeCastBox.FMPlease take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!Visit The Red Keep and The RavenryBend the Knee and Like #TPTWP on FacebookRead The Westerosi Companion for scholarly essays and in-depth reviews.The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcastcopyright 2016-2018 ActionPacked!ProductionsPrepared and Performed by John Khantzian and SeannieWan KenobiProduced by Sean Block with John KhantzianEdited by Sean BlockThank you for listeningSupport The Princes That Were Promised by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-princes-that-were-promisedFind out more on the The Princes That Were Promised website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Wood and Fish and Bears, Oh My (208.1)
What makes Bear Island, the seat of House Mormont, such a special place? Is it the endless amount of trees? No. Every keep and village in the North has trees. Is it the infinite fish that swim the waters surrounding Bear Island, there for the taking to feed the smallfolk? No. Fish are found in all the waters around The Known World. Is Bear Island special because of the tremendous amount of wood it produces? Surely wood is a resource that Bear Island can produce better than any other location in Westeros... No... Chopping down trees for wood is the most basic part of surviving in Westeros and again, there are trees everywhere. The beauty of nature and mankind in harmony is what makes Bear Island so special... Nope. Not at all. Bear Island is just a little island with a lot of trees, poor fishermen and their families.Bear Island is special and it stands out from the rest of Westeros because it is the most boring place to live in The Seven Kingdoms. Just ask the previous two Lords of Bear Island... if you can find them! They both abandoned their seat for certain death. WARNING! FOR HERE BE SPOILERS!!!SPOILERS INDEED FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...John and SeannieWan open a series on a character that may just be their favorite non-POV character- Ser Jorah Mormont, the exiled Lord of Bear Island. If anybody has been put through the ringer more times than Tyrion Lannister, it is his good buddy, Ser Jorah... Captain Friendzone!As with any ASoIaF/GoT character #TPTWP cover, some backstory and history are required to really understand the decisions and actions of Ser Jorah Mormont. The Wardens of Long Island begin by examining the... history...? of Bear Island. Why do people live there? Why is it the seat of House Mormont? How did they arrive on Bear Island? Who ruled the boring sh@@@y island before the Mormonts? What is the deal with the Bears? #TPTWP attempt to answer all these questions and more. The artwork for this episode is aptly titled Bear Island and was created by Dino Drawing for Fantasy Flight Games. The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones. You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitchrGooglePlaySoundCloudYouTubeCastBox.FMPlease take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!Visit The Red Keep and The RavenryBend the Knee and Like #TPTWP on FacebookRead The Westerosi Companion for scholarly essays and in-depth reviews.The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcastcopyright 2016-2018 ActionPacked!ProductionsPrepared and Performed by John Khantzian and SeannieWan KenobiProduced by Sean Block with John KhantzianEdited by Sean BlockThank you for listeningSupport The Princes That Were Promised by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-princes-that-were-promisedFind out more on the The Princes That Were Promised website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Chit-Chat-Mania, Brother! (Sp2.9)
The Lords of Chit-Chat talk Hulk Hogan, Tony Schiavone, Conrad Thompson, and professional wrestling as they continue their world championship run of analyzing HBO's #GoT news during this current extended period of time when there really is no #GoT news to analyze; and, as it pertains to the normal content of #TPTWP Podcast, plain ol' irregular conversation.WARNING! FOR HERE BE SPOILERS!!!SPOILERS INDEED FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...John attempts to tell SeannieWan about a funny remark he heard on the What Happened When? wrestling podcast and the attempt turns into a pretty F'n long and consistently entertaining conversation about WWE past and present. (Note: The Princes That Were Promised cannot talk about professional wrestling or WWE without giving a chair-shot out to the best weekly wrestling review podcast on the entirety of the Internet, whose hosts happen to be the "smarkiest smarks" of the entire IWC {Internet Wrestling Community for those "non-marks" (basically "smarky smarks," "smarky marks," "marks," and obviously "smarks" are the pro-wrestling fans that used to chant "CM Punk!" at live events whenever a bad match took place and now chant "Rusev Day!" for the same reason}- Wishful Booking. If you enjoy our brief conversation about professional wrestling, you will lose your mind listening to theirs; and if you are a regular viewer of WWE and any of its brands, you should know that The Wishful Booking Wresling Pocast is to weekly pro-wrestling programming what #TPTWP is to Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire.)#TPTWP bring the chit-chat back to The Final Episodes and the most anticipated reunions between the remaining #GoT characters. #TLoCC take a good look at supposed plot outline leaks for The Final Episodes and John makes a case for a small portion of them actually being true... maybe... probably not... POSSIBLE SPOILERS for The Final Episodes of Game of Thrones occur around the 34-minute mark and last until just about the 42-minute mark.The music featured in this episode is Yakkety-Sax, as heard on The Benny Hill Show, and Game of Thrones Main Title Theme, by Ramin Djawadi as adapted by... somebody... as an 8-bit video game theme.The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Join their Royal Persons as they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones. You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitchrGooglePlaySoundCloudYouTubeCastBox.FMPlease take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!Visit The Red Keep and The RavenryBend the Knee and Like #TPTWP on FacebookRead The Westerosi Companion for scholarly essays and in-depth reviews.The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcastcopyright 2016-2018 ActionPacked!ProductionsPrepared and Performed by John Khantzian and SeannieWan KenobiProduced by Sean Block with John KhantzianEdited by Sean BlockThank you for listeningSupport The Princes That Were Promised by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-princes-that-were-promisedFind out more on the The Princes That Were Promised website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Disney Star Wars Means to Murder... (Sp2.8)
As it was during the difficult years of their Royal puberty, John and SeannieWan had heard the ridiculous talk among those that knew little to nothing of things that were important. It was the talk by these uneducated acquaintances that created rumors of sequels to the Star Wars Trilogy... rumors that somehow reached the frozen dead ears of Walt Disney as he layeth in purgatory and awaiting the technology to return his black soul to the Earth.When word of the prequels reached the Royal ears of thy Promised Princes, 'safe' was what they considered the beautiful story told in the 'Original Trilogy' as it could not be cheapened by sequels.'Twas the Apocalyptic Beast of Orlando- the avatar of the Dark Lord of Hollywood Yesteryear, a rodent disguised as an American Icon- that was woken by the impatient and impossible expectations of American moviegoers that were 'failed' by the 'Prequel Trilogy.' And yay did the Rodent Beast of Excess grow in power as the disappointment in the Prequels strengthened the misunderstood nostalgia the idiots of the world believed they felt for the 'Original Trilogy.'When the monsters created by 'The Matrix' and 'Shrek' had run George Lucas out of Hollywood, the slithering serpent hybrid of Mouse and American Greed rose from the rotted underbelly of corporate America and did then swallow up the souls of George Lucas and those that truly loved his story.WARNING! FOR HERE BE SPOILERS!!!SPOILERS INDEED ARE ALWAYS POSSIBLE FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones... AND ON THIS DAY, SPOILERS ABOUND FOR The Star Wars Trilogy, The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, The Star Wars Anthology films, and all associated media considered canon by Walt Disney's frozen, yet likely active brain...Born amidst salt and smoke- In a Galaxy Far, Far Away- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...It would have been too easy for #TPTWP to spend an hour destroying 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' and mocking the efforts put into the film. Even easier would it have been for John and SeannieWan to say 'We told you so' and remind the Royal listeners that they spoke many times of how bad an idea a Han Solo prequel film would be and how it would easily destroy the franchise in its current state.So instead, The Lords of Chit-Chat together forge the ultimate Chat RE: Disney Star Wars and the disconnect it has with Star Wars.'Solo,' 'The Last Jedi,' the announced Star Wars Anthology films that have since been shelved, Kathleen Kennedy, The Little Dark Lord Rian Johnson, the horrible people on Instagram that are not really lovers of Star Wars, the effects that bad decisions have on 'The Force Awakens,' Billy Dee Williams, The Great Creator George Lucas, and the business end of the Disney-Lucasfilm deal are all on the Lordly Table of Chat.Listen, enjoy, learn, and tell Kathleen Kennedy that she is causing you to feel dark and empty when you think of your childhood.Whatever you do, however, do not for a moment think that any actor or artist working with a script for a Disney Star Wars movie has any input in The Rodent Beast's campaign to devour your happiness.Perhaps some music will be heard in this episode, or perhaps not. If music was to be heard likely it would be Duel of the Fates written by the greatest of all time, John Williams, for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. However, this adaptation of Duel of the Fates would be performed by the utterly amazing Galactic Empire. You can find Galactic Empire right the F' HERE. Subscribe to them and kiss a few hours of your life goodbye as you go through their entire catalog. The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones. You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitchrGooglePlaySoundCloudYouTubeCastBox.FMPlease take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!Visit The Red Keep and The RavenryBend the Knee and Like #TPTWP on FacebookRead The Westerosi Companion for scholarly essays and in-depth reviews.The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcastcopyright 2016-2018 ActionPacked!ProductionsPrepared and Performed by John Khantzian and SeannieWan KenobiProduced by Sean Block with John KhantzianEdited by Sean BlockThank you for listeningSupport The Princes That Were Promised by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-princes-that-were-promisedFind out more on the The Princes That Were Promised website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
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