Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 6, "The Old Gods and the New," by parsing its central theme: betrayal (7:17). They also delve into the history of the city of Qarth (25:00) before crowning a new episode champion (34:00).
S2E6: The Old Gods and the New | Game of Thrones
Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss “The Old Gods and the New” and betrayal
"Dreams and Madness" is a classic setup episode that saves the series’ powder for the big finish. But for a fairly inconsequential episode on a plot level, it’s still a fast-moving, mostly entertaining trip.
Ben, Khal, and Brian kick off the show by celebrating Brian’s two-year Ringer-versary and reflecting on his first interaction with David Shoemaker
Hayao Miyazaki’s latest (and possibly last) Studio Ghibli release would be a fitting film for the legendary director to go out on, not that he’s ready to retire
Jason dives into the Cubs’ epic meltdown against the Atlanta Braves, then he travels to the South Side to give a quick update on the White Sox. Jason talks football with former Bears defensive end Alex Brown, and the two dive into the Bears’ defensive struggles and more.