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CW: A Clash of Critics frequently discusses issues such as violence, abuse, sexual assault, bigotry, and other sensitive topics. 

301 Valar Dohaeris

Mia and Scott discuss Tyrion's relationship with his father, Margaery's 'celanthropy,' and the homosocial relationships between Ros, Shae, and Sansa in Season 3, Episode 1: Valar Dohaeris.


Rich, A. (1980). Compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian existence. Signs: Journal of women in culture and society, 5(4), 631-660.

302 Dark Wings, Dark Words

Mia and Scott discuss Cat's emotional reflection, Olenna's politicking, and Joffrey and Margaery's evolving relationship in Season 3, Episode 2: Dark Wings, Dark Words.

303 Walk of Punishment

Mia and Scott discuss the "Disability as Punishment" trope and consider the Unsullied as Foucauldian "Docile Subjects" in Season 3, Episode 3: Walk of Punishment.


Foucault, M. (1977). Discipline and punish: The birth of the prison. Penguin.

Harrison, M. (2018). 'Power and Punishment in "Game of Thrones,"' in J. Leeson-Schatz and A. George (eds.), The Image of Disability: Essays on Media Representations. McFarland Press.

Lerner, M. (1980). The belief in a just world. A fundamental delusion. Springer.

304 And Now His Watch Is Ended

Mia and Scott revisit Dany's White Saviourism, discuss Varys's 'coming out' scene, and consider the exceptional status of Brienne and Bran in Season 3, Episode 4: And Now His Watch Is Ended.


Carroll, S. (2018). Medievalism in a Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones. DS Brewer.

Sheriff, M. D. (1996). The exceptional woman. University of Chicago Press.

305 Kissed by Fire

Mia and Scott discuss two thematically similar bath scenes and consider the power of a name.


Coles, G. (2016). EMERGING VOICES: The Exorcism of Language: Reclaimed Derogatory Terms and Their Limits. College English, 78(5), 424.

306 The Climb

Mia and Scott finally address the Brotherhood Without Banners and discuss the treatment of Ros.


Simone, G. Women in Refrigerators. https://www.lby3.com/wir/ 

307 The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Mia and Scott talk love and marriage.

308 Second Sons

Content Warning: the majority of this episode is dedicated to discussion of rape.


Mia and Scott discuss how we can understand marital rape in Martin's fictional world and explore connections between class, education, and intellectualism.


Frankel, V. E. (2014). Women in Game of Thrones: Power, Conformity and Resistance. McFarland. Chicago

Hale, M. (1736). Historia placitorum coronae: The history of the pleas of the crown (Vol. 1).

309 The Rains of Castamere

It's the Red Wedding and you know that's all we'll be talking about.

310 Mhysa

Mia and Scott consider the experiences of the lowborn in Westeros and address that infamous final scene.


Martin, G. R. R. in Anders, C. J. (2013). George R.R. Martin: The Complete Unedited Interview. Observation Deck.<https://observationdeck.kinja.com/george-r-r-martin-the-complete-unedited-interview-886117845>

Carroll, S. (2018). Medievalism in a Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones. DS Brewer.

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