Wed, 24 April 2019
Hello, lords and ladies of the realm! The Cast Beyond the Wall continues our recap and review of Game of Thrones season 8 with a look at the latest episode, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms." Host Caleb Masters is re-joined by co-hosts Austin Lucari and Daniel Stull to do a scene by scene breakdown of one of the year’s most anticipated events in entertainment. Rounding out one of our favorite The Cast Beyond the Wall traditions, we are paid our annual visit from recurring guest host, Ben Friend.
“A Knight in the Seven Kingdoms” slowed things down one last time before the show heads into its climactic final chapters by spending quality time with our favorite surviving characters. After arriving in Winterfell, Jaime Lannister is immediately questioned about his loyalty in the face of his family's oldest enemies. After making peace, he is reunited with his closest friends, his brother Tyrion and Brienne of Tarth for a trip down memory lane. The trip ends in what will likely be one of the most iconic moments of the series, the knighting of Ser Brienne of Tarth by Ser Jaime Lannister.
While many of our characters spend their final hours drinking, finding love or spending time with those who mean the most, Daenerys Targareyn continues to seek reassurance and loyalty from those who would fight alongside her. Jon reveals his heritage to Dany, but is unable to make amends or resolve the conflict before the White Walker army arrives at Winterfell.
This is an emotionally somber episode filled with the classic Game of Thrones "talking and scheming in chambers" moments that have been far fewer in recent seasons. We close out our conversation by picking the most likely deaths in the epic battle for Winterfell. Tune in to hear the scene by scene review and break down from Caleb, Austin, Daniel, and this week's guest Ben Friend.
Wed, 17 April 2019
Hello, lords and ladies of the realm! After playing chicken with a pair of Dany's dragons and the lengthiest hiatus yet, The Cast Beyond the Wall has returned with recap and review of the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere, "Winterfell." Host Caleb Masters is re-joined by co-hosts Austin Lucari and Daniel Stull to do a scene by scene breakdown of one of the year's most anticipated events in entertainment.
"Winterfell" started with a throwback to the very first episode of Thrones as Jon Snow and Daenerys Stormborn reached the end of their trip up the Kingsroad to the titular castle. The extra soldiers to fight the dead may be appreciated, but the tension and skepticism between the mother of dragons and the northerners, including Sansa Stark, is uneasy at best.
The alliance between houses Stark and Targaryen may not be a sealed deal yet, but the episode provided a number of long-awaited reunions between our characters. For the first time since season one's second episode "The Kingsroad," Arya Stark and Jon Snow are reunited in what may be one of the most heartwarming moments of the series. Not every character meeting is quite so happy. In a very Thrones-esque twist, Samwell Tarley learns the grisly fates of his father and brother when he reconnects with Jorah Mormont and meets Daenerys for the first time. All of this is capped off with Sam revealing Jon's true heritage.
The Cast Beyond the Wall is back recapping each and every moment with Caleb, Daniel, and Austin locking in predictions and laying out their final theories as they evaluate whether or not "Winterfell" successfully kicks off the final season.
To keep the stakes high for the final season, the Game of Thrones fantasy league is back!
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Mon, 8 April 2019
Hello, lords and ladies of the realm! After dueling with the podcasting white walker overlords and the lengthiest hiatus yet, The Cast Beyond the Wall has returned with a full preview of the final season of Game of Thrones. Caleb is re-joined by co-hosts Austin Lucari and Daniel Stull to look back at last year’s greatest hits before they make their predictions on the twists, backstabbings, and deaths ahead in the final six episodes of Game of Thrones.
The podcast kicks off with a brief look back at the highs and lows of season 7 before the cast breaks down the position of each main character and the role they'll play in the final storylines. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen have taken their forces north to Winterfell to prepare for the Night King's armies who are marching south after the attack on Eastwatch.
South in King’s Landing, Cersei has conspired with Euron Greyjoy to break her oath and betray Jon and Daenerys by retaking Westeros while her adversaries are fighting the army of the dead. After discovering this plot, Jaime left Cersei to join the forces fighting in the north. With her enemies vulnerable, will her plan to retake Westeros prove successful or threatening to the heroes waging war with the wights?
One potential threat to her plan is Theon Greyjoy's mission to rescue his sister, Yara, from the cartoonish clutches or Euron and his newly recruited Golden Company. With Theon's redemption all but complete, can his small team of Iron Islanders do enough to sabotage Cersei's scheme? All of these questions and more will be discussed in this final season preview.
To close out the conversation, The Cast Beyond the Wall reveals the plans to bring back the fan favorite Game of Thrones Fantasy League. Once again, Caleb, Austin, and Daniel will play in this year's year’s special Fantasy League put on by The Verge. Start placing your bets now, because these stakes and results are coming in hot!
The final season of Game of Thrones is bittersweet and The Cast Beyond the Wall will be there with you each and every step of the way. When the dust settles, all debts will be paid and the chilling winter winds will blow over the graves of our favorite fallen characters. Join us one last time as we recap and analyze each episode, and consider joining the conversation by sending in an audio memory or listener email to email@example.com.
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Thu, 4 April 2019
After the longest winter wait between seasons yet, The Cast Beyond the Wall will return for the fifth year on Monday, April 8th, 2019 with a predictive look at the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones!
Hosts Caleb Masters, Daniel Stull, and Austin Lucari, will return with special guests to serve as your guides to all things Westerosi with a review, analysis, and fan vs fan debate on each episode of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones. New podcast conversations will post every Wednesday or Thursday following each new episode of Game of Thrones.
To commemorate the final season of Thrones and this podcast, we are accepting listener emails and audio memories reflecting on their favorite moments of Game of Thrones or The Cast Beyond the Wall. Listeners who submit will have a chance to have their memories played on the air. We recommend using Voice Memos on iPhone.
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