Julia and Kylie finally take a break from adaptation shaming to gush about A Song of Ice and Fire, this time with the help of their guest Gretchen! What is it that makes George R.R. Martin’s close-PoV structure so compelling? To them, it’s the way that the he is able to utilize the toxically patriarchal setting to explore character biases for incredibly feminist take-aways.
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This episode’s saltarello performance is by Jessica Comeau.
- 0:00 – Intro & explanation of “patriarchy brain”
- 17:03 – Cat
- 30:40 – Arys
- 39:30 – Vic/Aeron & Barry
- 50:47 – Cersei
- 1:03:00 – Tyrion, Sam, & Ned
- 1:19:49 – Brienne & Arya
- 1:30:00 – Sansa
- 1:41:40 – Asha & Arianne
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- Episode #15: Jaime and Brienne take the riverlands
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