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Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast's ASOIAF book club – FeastDance #11: "Erectile Crustacean"

The Boars, Gore, and Swords book club continues its reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons with this week’s episode,“Erectile Crustacean.” Ivan and Red cover Brienne III and Samwell II in AFfC, and discuss some light Westworld/Luke Cage views, Brienne’s reenactment of 80s teen movies, and male insensitivity on the high seas. …

The story of D.B. Cooper, the only unsolved hijacking in American history

In 1971 a mysterious man hijacked an airliner in Portland, Oregon, demanding $200,000 and four parachutes. He bailed out somewhere over southwestern Washington and has never been seen again. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll tell the story of D.B. Cooper, the only unsolved hijacking in American history. We’ll also hear some musical disk drives and puzzle over a bicyclist’s narrow …

Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast's ASOIAF book club – FeastDance #10: "Captain Davos: Civil War"

The Boars, Gore, and Swords book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons continues with this week’s “Captain Davos: Civil War.” Ivan and Red covered Bran II (ADwD) in a previous episode, and continue with Tyrion IV and Davos II. They discuss their civil war over Civil War, Book Tyrion and …

Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast's ASOIAF book club – FeastDance #7: "The Fault of Our Complexion"

Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast’s ASOIAF book club – FeastDance #7: “The Fault of Our Complexion” The Boars, Gore, and Swords book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons continues with this week’s “The Fault of Our Complexion.” Ivan and Red covered Sansa I (AFFC) in a previous book club episode, …

What do we mean when we talk about home?

HOME: Stories From L.A., a member of the Boing Boing Podcast Network, is on a brief hiatus, and returns for its fourth season in October. If you haven’t heard the show yet, this might be a good time to catch up with an episode from the archive — like “The House On The Hill,” about a forgotten figure from the Golden Age of Hollywood; or “A Home, …

The bear who fought in World War II

During World War II a Polish transport company picked up an unusual mascot: a Syrian brown bear that grew to 500 pounds and traveled with his human friends through the Middle East and Europe. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll meet Wojtek, the “happy warrior,” and follow his adventures during and after the war. We’ll also catch up with a Russian …

The excellent Politically Re-Active podcast will get you through this election season

This insane presidential election season hasn’t been easy on anyone, but comedians W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu are here to help you through it. In their newly launched podcast Politically Re-Active, Bell and Kondabolu break down current events and heady political concepts in a funny, unpretentious way. Though race and social justice are a through-line throughout the show, Bell and Hari Kondabolu have tackled …

Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast's A Song of Ice and Fire book club forges onwards

The Boars, Gore, and Swords book club continues with the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. On this week’s “30 Stone All Day,” Ivan and Red cover Brienne I (AFFC), Jon I (ADWD), Bran I (ADWD), and Tyrion II (ADWD). The boys went into Brienne I and Bran I on previous book club episodes, so follow the links for those eps.  To catch up on previous television seasons, the A Song …

What happens when you bring a kid from the other side of the world into your home forever?

This week on HOME: Stories From L.A.: What happens when you bring a kid from the other side of the world into your home forever? How does it change what home means to her? And to you? This week it’s the story of one mom, the daughter she chose, and the way they keep Ethiopia alive in the home that’s now theirs. PROGRAM NOTE: This …

Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast's ASOIAF book club – FeastDance #6: "Cersei Responds Appropriately"

The Boars, Gore, and Swords book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons continues with this week’s “Cersei Responds Appropriately.” Ivan and Red cover Cersei II (AFFC), Jaime I (AFFC), and as covered in a previous episode, Brienne II (AFFC). They discuss Rhaegar Targaryen’s late stage decision making, Highgarden and the …