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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 1 Questions: What Do Dragons Actually Smell Like?

Joanna, Dave, and Neil discuss a pressing question about the ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff


This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna discuss House of the Dragon Episode 1, “The Heirs of the Dragon.” They start by giving out some awards for the episode (5:56), before answering some listener questions about what happened (21:12). Later, they ask the important question: What do dragons actually smell like? (45:46) After making their choices for the poll, they head into the Storm, where they discuss the trailer for the rest of the season in full book-spoiling detail (53:10).

Be sure to vote on this week’s poll! What do dragons actually smell like? You can vote for the winner below, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find Trial by Content. The winner will be announced next week! Also, send your House of the Dragon questions to


What do dragons actually smell like?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Da7e: Sweat trapped under fingernails
    (208 votes)
  • 36%
    Joanna: Burnt horse
    (228 votes)
  • 21%
    Neil: Unique weed strains
    (133 votes)
  • 9%
    Mallory: S’more fresh off the campfire
    (60 votes)
629 votes total Vote Now

Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo

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