Winterfell and I Can't Get Up
WAICGU #12: Ned Can't Die



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In this episode, Candice and Gail discuss Ned VIII, Catelyn VI, and Ned IX in A Game of Thrones. There’s a lot of Ned in this segment as the Jon Arryn mystery continues to unfold. Gail shares her reactions about Ned’s party getting attacked by Jaime Lannister, Ned’s fight with Robert, a long, boring journey up a mountain, fruit and vegetable baskets, and first impressions of Lysa Arryn (spoiler alert: Gail thinks Lysa is totally bananas). Gail also worries for a minute that Ned might die, then realizes Ned *can’t* die, because then there wouldn’t be a story.

Winterfell and I Can't Get Up
WAICGU #11: Spoilers and Whispers Abound



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In this episode, Candice and Gail discuss Ned VII, Tyrion IV, and Arya III in A Game of Thrones. After a break, Gail talks about the random spoilers she’s encountered. And in this segment, TONS of information is revealed as the tournament ends, Varys pays Ned a visit to discuss Jon Arryn’s death, and Arya overhears an interesting conversation. Gail contemplates and tries to put the pieces together as she learns more and the mystery begins to unravel.

Winterfell and I Can't Get Up
WAICGU #10: Curiouser and Curiouser



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In this episode, Candice and Gail discuss Ned VI, Catelyn V, and Sansa II in A Game of Thrones. Gail learns a lot more about Jon Arryn’s death and meets Gendry for the first time, STILL is not convinced Tyrion has done anything wrong, can’t keep all the people in town for this tournament straight, and gains an understanding about the Hound.

Winterfell and I Can't Get Up
WAICGU #9: Whichever Way the Wind Takes You



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In this episode, Candice and Gail discuss Bran IV, Ned IV, and Jon IV in A Game of Thrones. Gail learns about the children of the forest, makes very on point observations about Littlefinger, learns more about what may have happened to Jon Arryn, meets Sam Tarly, and learns to loathe Alliser Thorne. If you’re a fan, listen to re-meet your favorite characters and to gain a new perspective from, as Gail puts it, “a total Game of Thrones virgin.” And if you’re in the same boat as Gail and also know nothing about ASOIAF, this is your chance to get caught up on the story with someone who is just as new to it as you are. Read along, listen along, and follow Gail’s journey through the series as she discovers for the first time just how brutal it can be. When you read Game of Thrones with your mom, you win or you die (laughing).

Novel Ideas
Novel Ideas #84: The Hat Trick



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Wherein I go over the moon for one of my favorite authors, N.K. Jemisin, discuss our book of the month, An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon, let you in on my favorite games from Gen Con, and interview Grady Hendrix, author of My Best Friend’s Exorcism,  Horrorstör, and the upcoming We Sold Our Souls. Like our music? That’s “Brave” by Jonathan Coulton, off his newest album Solid State.

Winterfell and I Can't Get Up
WAICGU #8: Never Forget



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In this episode, Candice and Gail discuss Tyrion III, Arya II, and Daenerys III in A Game of Thrones. Gail is not convinced that Jon will stay on the Wall, discusses the incident in her past triggered by Arya forcing Nymeria away, and is not fooled by these “stone” dragon eggs of Dany’s.

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WAICGU #7: Ice, Ice, Baby



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In this episode, Candice and Gail discuss Jon III and Ned IV in A Game of Thrones. Gail is in awe of the ginormous ice wall, STILL doesn’t believe Tyrion had anything to do with the attempt on Bran’s life, gets even more distrustful of Robert, and prepares for war.

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WAICGU #6: Video Or It Didn't Happen



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“Observatory Note: Nymeria still has not been found. To be showing up later on, I’m sure. I can’t wait for that. She’s gonna show up right at a good time when we need her. So, let’s just make a little note.”

In this episode, Candice and Gail discuss Ned III, Bran III, and Catelyn IV in A Game of Thrones. Gail gets sick to her stomach over the deaths of Lady and Mycah the butcher’s boy, is hopeful about seeing Bran become a seer, and is NOT convinced that Tyrion is behind the attempt on Bran’s life.

Novel Ideas
Novel Ideas #83: A Smorgasbord of Authors



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Wherein I discuss book industry news, pair a book with a board game in Tables & Fables, discuss our book of the month, The Prince and the Dressmaker, and interview two of the authors on our slate to be published. Like our music? That’s “Brave” by Jonathan Coulton, off his newest album Solid State.

Winterfell and I Can't Get Up
WAICGU #5: Beards = Bow Chicka Wow Wow



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In this episode, Candice and Gail discuss Tyrion II, Catelyn III, and Sansa I in A Game of Thrones. Gail muses about dragons and gets excited about Dany’s dragon eggs hatching, gives us a brief lecture on how beards are metaphors for penises, and gets nervous that we’ve gone so many pages without a death.