No More Sheeran

A new Game of Thrones season has begun and guide you through all of the plot lines, we’ve reassembled our intrepid team of GoT experts, James Delingpole and Toby Young. This week, Jon Snow becomes a leader, Sansa is the power behind the Throne, Arya wears a mask, and Ed Sheeran must go.

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There are 14 comments.

  1. Snirtler Member

    This is why I listen to Delingpole and Young on GoT. Barely two minutes in and they’ve already messed something up. It was Jon who gave Arya ‘Needle’, not Ned.

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    • July 18, 2017, at 5:13 PM PST
  2. Kozak Member

    Glad to see Delingpole back.

    • #2
    • July 18, 2017, at 5:14 PM PST
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  3. LC Member

    James, you might be on to something. Targaryeans do identify as dragons. Dany has said many times that she identifies as a dragon.

    In all seriousness, people who hope or think it will end with a Jon+Dany marriage is watching the wrong show.

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    • July 18, 2017, at 5:16 PM PST
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  4. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    Is this episode available on iTunes?

    • #4
    • July 18, 2017, at 5:27 PM PST
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  5. TheRightNurse Member

    How can you hate Sheeran? They (thankfully!), gave him few lines, quit it with the crooning, and let the rest of it go. That’s how you have a musician in a show. You have them introduce an interesting bit of flavor text (Hands of Gold), and then mostly stay out of the way.

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    • July 18, 2017, at 6:29 PM PST
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  6. Profile Photo Member

    The plotting and dialogue have gone down hill since they ran out of GRRM source material. That conversation between Jon and Sansa was at the level of some teen show on the WB Network. “One (Weirwood) Tree Hill”.

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    • July 18, 2017, at 7:56 PM PST
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  7. LC Member

    BD1 (View Comment):
    The plotting and dialogue have gone down hill since they ran out of GRRM source material. That conversation between Jon and Sansa was at the level of some teen show on the WB Network. “One (Weirwood) Tree Hill”.

    I would agree that the best writing was in season 1, but I disagree with plotting. If we were following GRRM’s plotting, Sansa would still be in the Vale doing nothing, Arya would still be in Braavos pretending to be random, uninteresting people, and Tyrion and Dany would still not have met. Basically, a plot that never converges.

    • #7
    • July 18, 2017, at 10:41 PM PST
  8. Hibernian Faithful Member

    James and Toby:

    Do not get HBO and have never watched GoT, but always enjoy your discussions.

    BUT I NEED MY RADIO FREE DELINGPOLE (W/ “TOBS”) ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS!!!! Please come back to a regular rotation.

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    • July 19, 2017, at 6:19 AM PST
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  9. PJS Thatcher

    Is it ThronesCast or ThroneCast? Logo says one thing, title says another…

    • #9
    • July 20, 2017, at 9:48 AM PST
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  10. PJS Thatcher

    PS – The “subscribe in iTunes” link goes to Radio Free Delingpole, with 0 items.

    • #10
    • July 20, 2017, at 9:50 AM PST
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  11. Blue Yeti Admin

    @pjs As you can see, we threw this show together on a moment’s notice. We’ll get both of these items fixed in the next day or so (and for the record, it’s ThronesCast).

    • #11
    • July 20, 2017, at 10:33 AM PST
  12. Max Ledoux Admin

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    Is this episode available on iTunes?

    It’s available in the Superfeed on iTunes, and will be available in the old Radio Free Delingpole iTunes listing soon. For various reasons the iTunes url will remain but the logo and the title will be ThronesCast.

    • #12
    • July 20, 2017, at 11:00 AM PST
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  13. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    The plot developments can no longer be attributed to G.R.R.Martin, the show has left the books behind, Benioff & Weiss are responsible now.

    • #13
    • July 20, 2017, at 9:31 PM PST
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  14. DJ EJ Member

    Hilarious podcast and happy to hear James and Toby again on Ricochet. In regard to the discussion on feminism, I’d have to agree with James. It was so overbearing in that first episode that I half expected one of the characters break the fourth wall, look at the camera and say “girls run the world”, not unlike this recent delusional Newsweek article. If Lady Mormont does have some battle scenes, she’ll either be a Mary Sue killing white walkers with the greatest of ease using her insanely good skills in the martial arts, or get thrown to the side, killed, and turned into a white walker in a matter of seconds like a 4′ tall 10 year old girl would in real life (lasting about as long as “fearless girl” in her stand off with the Wall Street Bull). Considering the growing intrusion of political correctness into the show, my money is on the former.

    One sub plot not discussed in the podcast was the Hound’s vision and his travels with the followers of the lord of light. Where are they going? Will Melisandre make an appearance?

    • #14
    • July 22, 2017, at 9:28 AM PST
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