Episode #63: “God Only Knows”

TheSevenFacedGodWelcome to a new episode of “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things.”


God Only Knows

We continue to march through the off-season of Game of Thrones…..

Today, I welcome back Timm Hines and John Marius to walk me through the complicated world of religion in the TV show.

Red Gods/Drowned Gods/Old and New Gods…..we discuss them all!

On the docket today:

1. How does religion effect the story and the characters?

2. Curses and blessings

3. The Old Gods of the North

4. Drowned Gods and New Gods

5. Believers vs. Non-Believers

6. There’s a New God in town!

7. The Brotherhood with a Banner?

8. Stannis Baratheon: The Chosen One?

9. Melisandre: The religious femme fatale

10. Is there a difference between religion and magic?

Martin bravely makes religion a cornerstone of the story, but even braver, he shades and tweeks it in both ironic and unexpected ways.

There is a power out there in the story….what is its source? Magic or a God?

The answer to this question may very well affect the entire story…..and for that reason alone, it should be at the top of all our lists!


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