Davos’ Fingers - A Song of Ice and Fire Podcast Three veteran fans re-reading A Song of Ice and Fire and podcasting our adventure along the way. Each episode covers five chapters. Spoiler-free, relaxed, and irreverent! davosfingers.com

November 25, 2022  
Meet the Khalasar is back in Episode 137, but with a little twist! Scad interviews Matt with some deep dive questions so that we can all learn a little bit more about one of the best guys in the fandom. And he has picked a great chapter for us to unravel, and one we haven’t spoken about in a long long time: Eddard ONE of A Game of Thrones. In this chapter King Robert arrives at Winterfell and the two besties from childhood immediately isolate themselves for a trip down memory lane as Robert pays his respects to Lyanna. So join us as we tour the crypts of Winterfell and the recesses of Matt’s brain.
 
And what a brain it is. Inside you will get to learn a lot about Matt’s kids, his thoughts on what excites him about the future of ASOIAF, how he balances all of his many roles and communities in his life, and after 8 years of podcasting, we finally get him to toss in a little scripture for us. Matt knows how to give the people what they want!
 
Next up for the Fingers is probably easy to guess. Matt is going to return the favor and put Scad under the microscope while we delve into a chapter of his choosing. So join us in three weeks time for that. PLUS, more patreon content and fresh public episodes every three weeks coming at you in the New Year!
 
We love talking ASOIAF with its fans, so please come and play with us! You can find us on twitter @davosfingers, and also on Facebook. You can also shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com or support us through Patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.
October 28, 2022  

House of the Dragon season one has come to an end and so does our coverage of it in episode 136: The Black Queen.  Rhaenys has delivered the message of Viserys' passing to Dragonstone, and team Rhaenyra has to contend with a baby on the way, a usurped throne, a questionable roster of allies, and their own very conflicted emotions about an impending war and the loss of loved ones. Stretched thin, they use all the resources at their disposal as best as they can, but at what cost? 

House of the Dragon might be over for now, but the Davos’ Fingers Podcast is going right back into it!  We will see you back here for a new episode of Meet the Khalasar in three weeks as we leave the show behind and let the books take center stage as they should.  Meet the Khalasar episodes dive into a single chapter with Matt, Scad and a single member of the Khalasar while also letting us all get to know that Bloodrider better.  So come check out the podcast in three weeks for a brand new episode.

We’d love to hear your thoughts about House of the Dragon, or about our coverage!  Join us on twitter @davosfingers, or shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us on facebook!  Recent coverage also available on Youtube!  If you’d like to get access to special content and support the podcast, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

October 21, 2022  

In episode 135 of the Davos' Fingers podcast, we unwrap the gift that is episode 9 of House of the Dragon: the Green Council.  Viserys has passed and Alicent and the rest of the small council move swiftly to install Prince Aegon as the new King.  What to do with Rhaenyra and Daemon is the only thing they can’t agree on, so the Greens bicker and argue without a King yet in place to make the final decision.  Aegon’s coronation is a lovely event full of Targaryen heraldry and title, but two Queens are also intent on having their own thoughts heard regarding the Succession.

This is the penultimate episode of Davos’ Fingers coverage of House of the Dragon as the season only has one more episode remaining.  So catch up with us next Friday for that final romp as we uncover what happened in the finale and spend some time prognosticating about what Season 2 may bring.  With Fire and Blood as our guide, the Dragons after Dark segment will be full of spoilers as we look at what this season gave us, meld it with our knowledge of Fire and Blood, and try to predict the future.  It is sure to be a blast!  So come find us here or on the Davos’ Fingers Youtube channel for that episode.

We’d love to hear your thoughts about House of the Dragon, or about our coverage!  Join us on twitter @davosfingers, or shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us on facebook!  Recent coverage also available on Youtube!  If you’d like to get access to special content and support the podcast, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

October 14, 2022  

In episode 134, the Fingers of Davos sneak into a family occasion at the Red Keep as Vaemond Valaryon has forced the question of Velaryon succession on the Throne, counting on a favorable decision from Alicent and Otto to rule in his favor. But Rhaenayra and Daemon have convinced Viserys to rule in their favor, and Viserys makes it a point to show up for his daughter. Viserys has plans of his own, though, too.  A plan to unite his family in a last, desperate dinner to bring all their conflicts to a conclusion and unite House Targaryen

We bring a new Davos’ Fingers episode every Friday.  These episodes focus on the happenings of the previous House of the Dragon installment as well as a sneak peak at what next week’s episode may unveil. We make sure to cover each and every scene with our thoughts and insights before we look forward to what might be upcoming in our segment called Dragons After Dark.  Using Fire and Blood and our own instincts as our guide, the Dragons After Dark segment lets Matt and Scad guess as to what might be coming down the pipe, based on our intuition and understanding of Fire and Blodd.  This content is also now available on the Davos’ Fingers Youtube channel!

We’d love to hear your thoughts about House of the Dragon, or about our coverage!  Join us on twitter @davosfingers, or shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us on facebook!  Recent coverage also available on Youtube!  If you’d like to get access to special content and support the podcast, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

October 7, 2022  

The funeral of Laena Velaryon has brought the whole cast of characters to Driftmark, and we follow them there in Episode 133 of the Davos’ Fingers podcast, also called:  Driftmark.  It is an awkward affair that sparks a romance and wedding, a dragon claimed, Velaryon discord, and family infighting that will ring throughout Westeros for years to come.  Viserys struggles to keep it all together while Rhaenyra and Alicent tear at the seams for power and control.

Each Friday morning, Davos’ Fingers will release a new episode to cover the happenings of the previous week’s House of the Dragon episode.  We will cover each and every scene in spoiler-free detail and also look forward toward what we think is coming in the upcoming episode in our segment called Dragons After Dark.  Using Fire and Blood and our own instincts as our guide, the Dragons After Dark segment will forecast what the wise Fingers believe is coming next. This content is also now available on the Davos’ Fingers Youtube channel!

We’d love to hear your thoughts about House of the Dragon, or about our coverage!  Join us on twitter @davosfingers, or shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us on facebook!  Recent coverage also available on Youtube!  If you’d like to get access to special content and support the podcast, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

September 30, 2022  

Episode 132 of the Davos’ Fingers Podcast covers the sixth episode of House of the Dragon:  The Princess and the Queen.  Let’s do the time warp again, because in this episode we skip ahead around 10 years to find Alicent and Rhaenyra with 3 children each, Daemon with a new wife and two twin girls of his own, and Viserys with a seemingly tentative grip on control of the realm and life itself.  Rhaenyra, feeling her own hold on the throne slipping away, proposes a marriage to unite the two factions of House Targaryen, an offer coldly received.

Davos’ Fingers will release our weekly House of the Dragon coverage each Friday morning to cover the happenings of the previous week and to look forward toward what we think is coming in the upcoming episode.  Using Fire and Blood and our own instincts as our guide the Dragons After Dark segment will be full of spoilers as we try to forecast how the sands of the hourglass will fall. This content can also be found on the Davos’ Fingers Youtube channel!

We’d love to hear your thoughts about House of the Dragon, or about our coverage!  Join us on twitter @davosfingers, or shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us on facebook!  Recent coverage also available on Youtube!  If you’d like to get access to special content and support the podcast, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

September 23, 2022  

The Fingers of Davos continue their coverage of House of the Dragon in Episode 131.  With the question of succession (still) looming large, Viserys makes a wedding pact that he hopes will stabilize the kingdom and ensure Rhaenyra’s path to rule.  Rhaenyra and her new betrothed, Laenor Velaryon make their own plans for happiness, while Alicent, Daemon, and Ser Criston Cole all adjust their behavior and loyalties in response to the union, and to the shifting balance of power.  Lastly, the Strongs assert themselves as players in the game as well, showing support for Viserys, but also a penchant for sewing some chaos of their own.

Join Davos’ Fingers weekly for House of the Dragon Coverage!  We will release each Friday morning to cover what went down in the previous week’s episode, but also to look ahead to the next episode.  Our special Dragons after Dark segment will offer a spoiler-filled look at what we think is coming next based on direction of the show and our deep dives into Fire and Blood.  This content can also be found on the Davos’ Fingers Youtube channel!

We’d love to hear your thoughts about House of the Dragon, or about our coverage!  Join us on twitter @davosfingers, or shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us on facebook!  Recent coverage also available on Youtube!  If you’d like to get access to special content and support the podcast, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

September 16, 2022  

Episode 130:  King of the Narrow Sea features a family reunited as Daemon returns for his years long exile and war in the Stepstones and Rhaenyra gives up on the processional to find a consort.  But Daemon’s return lights a spark in Rhaenyra at exactly the right (or wrong?) moment, interrupting her thoughts which are fixated on a life lived in the gilded cage of marriage into which she is being forced.  Passion, duty, power dynamics, and manipulation abound in this episode filled with outstanding performances and deft direction.

House of the Dragon is with us every week, so we will join you every week!  Davos’ Fingers will release every Friday morning with a recap of the previous episode and a special Dragons after Dark segment to tease the upcoming episode and make some predictions about what is to come!  This content can also be found on the Davos’ Fingers Youtube channel!

We’d love to hear your thoughts about House of the Dragon, or about our coverage!  Join us on twitter @davosfingers, or shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us on facebook!  Recent coverage also available on Youtube!  If you’d like to get access to special content and support the podcast, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

September 9, 2022  

In Episode 129 Matt and Scad cover House of the Dragon’s third entry:  The Second of His Name.  In this episode, Viserys struggles with the pull of prophecy and portent against his own proclamation of Rhaenyra being his heir.  We dive into that relationship between Rhaenyra and her father with an interesting promise being made by Viserys.  We also look at Alicent and her expanding influence. Lastly, we examine the savage battle being waged in the Stepstones by Daemon and Corlys Velaryon.  So gather a blanket and settle in to enjoy our coverage of the latest hit series, House of the Dragon!

We are covering The House of the Dragon every week, with a plan to release a summary and primer for the coming week each Friday!   So it will be a busy few months for the Fingers.  This content can also be found on the Davos’ Fingers Youtube channel in video format.

Want to chat about the episode?!?  Come play with us on twitter @davosfingers, or shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us on facebook!  If you’d like to get access to special content and support the podcast, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

September 2, 2022  

Oh Man.  Episode 128 is Awesome!  Amazing!  The best ever. Actually, nah, it’s kind of a setup episode for what is coming, and boy do we unpack some of that!  

Matt and Scad take a no-holds-barred approach to dissecting what is really happening with Viserys and Alicent, Rhaenyra and Alicent, Rhaenyra and Daemon…well, you get the idea, we are going into all of it!  Daemon is in exile, Alicent and Otto are plotting, and Viserys and Rhaenyra are just trying to get by as family…so join us as we unpack!

We are covering The House of the Dragon every week, with a plan to release a summary and primer for the coming week each Friday!   So it will be a busy few months for the Fingers.  This content can also be found on the Davos’ Fingers Youtube channel in video format.

Want to chat about the episode?!?  Come play with us on twitter @davosfingers, or shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us on facebook!  If you’d like to get access to special content and support the podcast, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

August 26, 2022  

In Episode 127, Matt and Scad take a leap into the HBO series The House of the Dragon, covering its first episode:  The Heirs of the Dragon.   With Jaehaerys’ rule coming to an end, and the succession unclear, the assembled Lords of Westeros choose Viserys I to rule the 7 Kingdoms.  But it isn’t long before Viserys has his own succession problems as he struggles to produce a male heir.  With a child on the way for Queen Aemma though, hope springs and King’s Landing holds a tourney to celebrate. But things do not go as planned, and Viserys is left with an unruly council, a brutal brother, and a dutiful but overlooked daughter to contend with as the succession looms again.

This is the first in what will be weekly episodes covering the new HBO series, The House of the Dragon.  So it will be a busy few months for the Fingers.  Check back here each Friday for a recap of the previous week and to get excited for the upcoming episode as well.  This content can also be found on the Davos’ Fingers Youtube channel in video format.

Want to chat about the episode?!?  Come play with us on twitter @davosfingers, or shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us on facebook!  If you’d like to get access to special content and support the podcast, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

August 22, 2022  

In the final installment of Meet the Khalasar, the Fingers of Davos are joined by the zen-like Zander as we dive into Jaime’s penultimate chapter in asoiaf, Jaime VII of A Feast for Crows.  In it, we find a Jaime busy with wrapping up the final business odds and ends for the Wot5K in the Riverlands.  We see an effective Jaime, a productive Jaime.  But we also see a frustrated man dealing with the escape of a slippery Blackfish and grappling with what his role will be like when he does return to King’s Landing; his sister having created an entirely different mess that will need his attention, if she’s still alive that is.

 

Zander on the other hand creates no mess.  It was a delight to get to know Zander a lot better.  He has been with us since the beginning, but mostly keeping to the shadows, and it was nice to shine a light on this kind, generous, and thoughtful friend.  We can’t wait for everyone to hear his asoiaf story and some of his personal tales.

 

Next up for the Fingers?  Oh, just a little D.  HotD, that is!  That’s right, for the first time, Davos’ Fingers is going to be doing…duh duh duh…..SHOW Coverage.  House of the Dragon just looks and sounds too good to pass up, and the Fandom is absolutely DROOLING over it, so we figured we really had to give the people what they want.  More details to come, but look for a release in the week following the first Episode of House of the Dragon, which premiers on 8/21/22!

We love talking ASOIAF with its fans, so please come and play with us!  You can find us on twitter @davosfingers, and also on Facebook.  You can also shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com or support us through Patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

This installment of Davos' Fingers features one of our longest tenured friends, Anne, or sweetyft as you might know her.  It also features a pretty ancient chapter as well, reaching way back to Dany IV of A Clash of Kings, sometimes just referred to as the House of the Undying chapter.  Dany dives headfirst into a magical maze of mages, culminating in a face off with the Undying themselves.  With questionable but intriguing visions along the way, what is real, what is just drug-induced, and how much does it matter when Dany can't make sense of any of it when she gets out?

Regardless of what Dany can make sense of, we can all make sense of Anne's quality takes.  We talk Ice and Fire Con, D&D and many other things as we all get to know Anne a little better.  Please go chat with her, she is a pulls-no-punches delight.

Up Next for the Fingers is one more meet the Khalasar episode followed by a bit of a change of direction, so LOOK OUT!

Come join the dialogue with us at our various online haunts!  You can find us on twitter @davosfingers, and also on Facebook.  You can also shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com or support us through Patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

The magical energy of K2 joins forces with Matt and Scad for Episode 124 wherein we talk about Bran and the scooby doo gang's visit to the legendary Nightfort!  Jojen told them to come to this specific castle on the Wall, but the way is sealed, and now they are stuck here with a billion things that go bump in the night...including a big one that seems to be climbing the well where they are sleeping...

Don't sleep on K2 though!  As always, she brings her friendly demeanor and positive  energy to this episode and getting to know this master cake artist was the true highlight of the Episode.  Give it a listen, then go find K2 on twitter, because she is a riot!

We recently released our Films Get Fingered Episode on Patreon, so go check that out.  We had a blast fingering Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story with several Bloodriders.  More content on the way there as well as another Meet the Khalasar Episode to follow in July!

Jon Snow is still dead, his body steaming in the cold night air.  But the discourse isn't!  Lets talk!  You can find us on twitter @davosfingers, and also on Facebook.  You can also shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com or support us through Patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers

In Episode 123, Bloodrider Julie adds her voice to Davos’ Fingers to dissect Arya’s time at the House of Black and White as The Blind Girl.  It’s a sensual delight of a chapter as we learn to see Arya’s world through her ears, nose, and mouth.  She goes about her daily chores, learns how to live (and fight) without her sight, and learns the secrets of Braavos as Beth the Blind Girl. But it's Arya’s progress as a skinchanger that makes this chapter really sing.

And Beth makes us sing as well.  With her positive outlook and energy, her passion for all sorts of music and her deep love of the fandom, Juliebeth is a bright light on the episode, and getting to know this longtime Bloodrider better was a real treat.

Over on Patreon we will be having a live Hangout to discuss Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story in June, with more Wheel of Time (TV show) coverage and special episodes coming along as well.  So check us out there at patreon.com/davosfingers.

We love A Song of Ice and Fire, and we love it when we hear from others that share that connection.  So drop us a line.  We can most frequently be found haunting twitter @davosfingers, but you can also find us on Facebook (I’m not calling it by this other name ever), shoot us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com or support us at the aforementioned Patreon!

March 14, 2022  

Stef joins the fingers for Episode 122 and it is a riot.  Making our way to Arya for the first time in our Meet The Khalasar cycle is a treat with Stef along for the ride.  In this episode Arya is stuck as cup-bearer to Roose Bolton and a LOT is weighing on her young mind.  Should see stick it out here with an impending regime change, or strike out on her own against a sea of troubles.  Neither it turns out, as she still has some friends left, friends who join her.  

Arya is in a tight spot in this chapter, but Stef brings her humor and diverse experiences to the table to help us uncover the gems inside this chapter.  And as usual, simply getting to know a new friend is the best part of the Meet The Khalasar process.  Come meet StefLyoness if you haven't already!

We are in the thick of A Song of Madness 2022 and as such. we are just taking a couple weeks off of the normal episodes as it wades into the heavy portion.  But we will be back shortly with more episodes for you!  

George has written five fantastic books here, and we love them.  Come talk about them with us!!! We are on twitter @davosfingers.  But we can also be found on Facebook or at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com.  Lastly, if you want to help support the podcast financially, and get access to special episodes, you can find us at patreon.com/davosfingers.

February 21, 2022  

The Fingers of Davos are joined by Litbringer Mandy for a burnin down the house Episode 121, literally.  Cersei III of AFFC features a Cersei struggling to maintain her grip on power and on her sanity and on her sense of self, all culminating in setting a mighty blaze to the Tower of the Hand.  A month or two removed from her eldest son's death at the Purple Wedding, Cersei is now confronted with marrying off her second son to the same woman, Margaery Tyrell.  Still in mourning and seeing threats in every shadow, this truly turns into Cersei's no good, very bad day.  But a resolved Cersei sets the Tower of the Hand on fire using the alchemist substance, wildfire, and burning away her fear and paranoia, filling her with a sense of resolve, and flushing out any rats that may still be hiding inside its many hidden pathways.

But it wasn't a no good, very bad day for Matt and Scad because they get to know Mandy a bit better.  A positive force and the creative energy behind the Litbringers, Mandy gives us insight into herself and the Litbringers.  It was a delight to share the episode with her as A Song of Madness nears its opening whistle.

We will be back in 3 weeks with yet another Meet the Khalasar episode, we are continuing to release special episodes on the I Am Mercury series by Grant Piercy and The Wheel of Time Amazon series to Patrons.  So come check us out there for more bonus coverage!  Also, come join us on twitter for A Song of Madness starting very very soon.

We love these books, you love these books, so come chat with us.  We can most easily be found on twitter @davosfingers.  But we can also be reached on Facebook or at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com.  Lastly, if you want to help support the podcast financially, and get access to special episodes, you can find us at patreon.com/davosfingers.

January 31, 2022  

In Episode 120 Matt and Scad are joined by Bloodrider Gene to talk Sans…er…Alayne 1 of A Feast for Crows.  In this chapter, found smack dab in the middle of AFFC, we find Alayne also in the middle of a pretty drastic personal journey.  She is doing her level best to please her new “dad”, keep young Robert mollified, and prepare the Eyrie for the Lords Declarant all while maintaining her grip on her sense of self.  These Lords have been making life a bit difficult for Petyr, blocking supplies from reaching them on the mountain, and insisting that Robert and the Vale be returned to friends.

Gene doesn’t make life difficult for the Fingers though.  Instead, he is a delight and learning more about him was the best part of our chat.  Settle in as Gene provides some moving personal stories and gives us some info about how he found the fandom.

This is our first episode of 2022, but we will be back with more Meet the Khalasar next month.  On Patreon we have kicked back into gear with Grant Piercy’s I Am Mercury series.  So go join us there to unlock film reviews, special episodes and other gems!

We love to hear from fans of A Song of Ice and Fire, so come chat with us.  We can most easily be found on twitter @davosfingers.  But we can also be reached on Facebook or at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com.  Lastly, if you want to help support the podcast financially, and get access to special episodes, you can find us at patreon.com/davosfingers.

December 20, 2021  

In Episode 119, Bloodrider Jon joins Matt and Scad to talk about everyone’s favorite bludgeoning instrument of death, Victarion Greyjoy, in the second of his POV chapters of A Feast for Crows:  The Reaver.  It’s a chapter of three parts including a raging sea battle, roiling self-reflection and introspection, and a celebration feast.  But no celebration feast is complete without an overt challenge to authority, at least not when the Ironborn do it, and Euron’s plan for the Ironborn’s immediate future is given a harsh rebuke by Rodrik The Reader.

As usual though, the best part of this episode is diving deeper into the folds of our guest (eww).  Jon doesn’t disappoint as we talk hockey, cheese fries, and all things nerd.  So sit back and enjoy Khalasar.

We will be taking a short break for the Holidays but will be back in mid-January with more Meet the Khalasar episodes and, for patrons, furthering our coverage of the I Am Mercury series by Grant Piercy.  So check back here in a month for more fun conversations with the Fingers!

Have a question you’ve always wanted to know about ASOIAF, or us, we’ll try to answer just about anything.  So drop us a line on twitter @davosfingers, on Facebook, or at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com.  Lastly, if you want to help support the podcast financially, and get access to special episodes, you can find us at patreon.com/davosfingers.

November 29, 2021  

In Episode 118, Lo the Lynx joins the Fingers of Davos to follow Pate through the twisty and misty streets of Oldtown to meet his fate during the AFFC prologue.  But first we learn about Oldtown, Pate's infatuation with Rosey, and about his “friends” as well, including one Sphinx:  Alleras. Pate has been up to no good to obtain a single Golden Dragon so that he can make Rosey "his" (blech, I just threw up a little in my mouth), committing a crime that has his future looking pretty murky.

But our guest from the Khalasar has been up to LOTS of good as they bring the expert analysis we knew we could count on about Pate, yes, but lots of other things too as we got to know Lo quite a bit better.  As usual, it was a joy!

Khalasar, we are here for you.  Need to vent about the series or life during the stressful Holiday season?  Well, find us and tell us all about it!  ASOIAF fans find us easiest on twitter @davosfingers.  But you can also find us on Facebook, or at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com.  Lastly, if you want to help support the podcast financially, and get access to special episodes, you can find us at patreon.com/davosfingers

November 8, 2021  

In episode 117 we spend a majority of the time within Jaime's head as he stands vigil for his father's funeral.  That is right, Tywin is dead and almost 200 pages later, we are still burying him.  And he is stanky.  But bloodrider Kyle is less than stanky, and he brings the analysis on this chapter like non other.  From the brotherly relationship while Jaime is freeing Tyrion, to the ghostly father/son dynamics that show very clearly the power dynamic between Tywin and his children.  This one goes deep on the feelings and emotions, so strap in.

As always, however, the best part of these episodes is when we get to know our guests a little better, so hold on to your hats and enjoy as we all learn a bit more about Dent and how he found the fandom!

Do you have a question that you have always wanted Davos' Fingers to answer on ASOIAF or otherwise?  Send us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, follow us on twitter @davosfingers, or find us on Facebook.  Lastly, if you want to help support the podcast financially, you can find us at patreon.com/davosfingers. Thanks for listening!

October 4, 2021  

In episode 116, Matt and Scad chat with Bloodrider Megan as we return to Sansa, whom we haven’t covered since the first episode of Meet the Khalasar.  And it gets deep here, folks as we are covering Sansa III from ASOS, a chapter in which Sansa’s hopes and dreams are dashed to the ground (again), she is forced to marry a Lannister and suffers trauma at every turn.  Megan dives into the fray with some expert analysis on this chapter as we plumb the depths of the mental warfare the Lannisters are waging.  But as always, the best parts of these episodes is getting to know a bloodrider a bit better.  Learning more about Megan was a delight, and we know you will all enjoy getting to know per as well.

We will be continuing the Meet the Khalasar series very soon, but the next episode won’t be released until early November as we have some conflicts over the coming weeks.  We will see you then!

Do you want to participate in a meet the Khalasar episode?  Do you have a question that you have always wanted us to answer, ASOIAF or otherwise?  Send us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, follow us on twitter @davosfingers, or find us on Facebook.  Lastly, if you want to help support the podcast financially, you can find us at patreon.com/davosfingers.  Thanks for listening!

September 13, 2021  

Bloodrider Kat joins Scad and Matt to discuss Daenerys IX of ADWD.  Queens, Kings, dying palanquin bearers, pit fighting, spicy locusts, ornery pit fighting commentators, and... DROGON.  Yes, the big black dragon makes a return in this episode after disappearing, and we are here for it.  What does it mean for Dany, what does it mean for Meereen?  This is a crucial chapter for Dany as she finally allows her broiling feelings to take control and becomes the dragon once again.  

Also and more importantly, guess what, we get to know bloodrider Kat.  A delightful conversation about her nerdy pursuits and family will be sure to have you giggling, so give it a listen!

We will be back again in 3 weeks with our next installment of our Meet the Khalasar series.  So get back with us then!

For Patrons, we are focusing on the I Am Mercury series at the moment, so look again in a couple weeks for our coverage of Book IV:  Control Z.  This is an exciting thriller with many twists and turns.  It has been a delight to cover, so come give it a listen on patreon.com/davosfingers.

Have you ever wanted to chat with Matt and Scad about YOUR favorite chapter? Meet the Khalasar might be right up your alley!!  Let us know if you are interested. Outside of joining us, have, do you have something you have always wanted to bother us about?  Do you have a burning question for us?  Find us in our many nooks and crannies (ewww):  on twitter @davosfingers, email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, or find us and like us on facebook, or at patreon.com/davosfingers!

August 23, 2021  

Matt and Scad are fresh off of their summer break and ready to invade your ears once again with more Meet the Khalasar episodes.  For episode 114, we are joined by bloodrider Linsea to discuss Jaime III of A Feast for Crows.  In this episode we get to travel with Jaime through the Crownlands and Riverlands.  But we have a place of high honor for the journey:  right between his ears in his noggin.  And its a good thing we are, because there is a lot of change and growth goin on in there as Jaime confronts his sister about the mission in general, treats with Lords and Ladies, and tries to pick up the pieces from his family’s general destruction of the countryside.  Oh, and he learns to fight too!

We also spend some time getting to know doc Linsea as well!  A bloodrider from the days of yore, Linsea weighs in on the Gymternet, her vast petlife, and her favorite things about ASOIAF.  So come settle in and get to know one hell of a lady.

Glad to be back from the break, and ready to continue with Meet the Khalasar.  So come back and join us in three weeks.  And if you can’t get enough Davos’ Fingers, be sure to check us out on Patreon where we have special bonus content every month.  This month we continue our coverage of Grant Piercy’s I Am Mercury, a sci-fi noir thriller that has really sunk its teeth into us.

Do you want to participate in a Meet the Khalasar episode?  Do you have something you have always wanted to bother us about?  Find us in our many little hidey holes online:  on twitter @davosfingers, email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, find us and like us on facebook, or at patreon.com/davosfingers!

Welcome to Episode 113 of the Davos’ Fingers podcast where Bloodrider Lizzy has us tackling The Lost Lord in ADWD.  Is Jon Connington being rash?  Is Aegon a quality leader in the making?  Can the Golden Company be trusted to honor their agreement?  The answer to these questions and more are properly ignored inside.  However we do have a lot of fun!  Also, and most importantly, we get to know Lizzy a bit.  Has Matt finally met his match with regard to quoting the Office?  You will have to listen to find out.

The podcast is going on a break for June and July, but will be back with more fabulous content in August including a continuation of our Meet The Khalasar series and more coverage of Grant Piercy’s work, “I am Mercury” coming for Patrons.

As always, if you want to reach out for any reason to offer us praise or to tear us limb from limb we can be found all over.  Find us and like us on Facebook, or we are @davosfingers on Twitter.  Our email is wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, and if you want to get access to some additional content, we have our Patreon set up at patreon.com/davosfingers.

Continuing on with the Meet the Khalasar series, Matt and Scad chat with Aaron for Episode 112, in which we talk some Cersei, some Fire and Blood history, and some Margaery speculation.  It is Cersei VI of A Feast for Crows in which Cersei does some snooping to catch Margaery in a bad way and spars with the new High Septon to get Tommen blessed by the Faith.  We also get to know Aaron a bit.  Probing him about his love of the series, his job, his love of sport, and his knighthood.  Also one final reveal about ASOM at the very end of the episode, so don't miss it!!!

You are probably getting used to the format by now.  We will be back in 3 weeks with bloodrider Lizzy sharing their favorite chapter.  We will get to know them, and dive deeply into a singular chapter, something we have really been enjoying.  So make sure to tune in in 3 weeks.  After that we will have a special Films get Fingered episode for Patrons with more details coming over the next few days!

Do you want to participate in a meet the Khalasar episode?  Do you have a question that you have always wanted us to answer, ASOIAF or otherwise?  Send us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, follow us on twitter @davosfingers, or find us on Facebook.  Lastly, if you want to help support the podcast financially, you can find us at patreon.com/davosfingers.  Thanks to those that listen, it means more than you know!

 
April 12, 2021  

Marcus joins the Fingers for this episode covering one of his favorite chapters:  A Ghost in Winterfell.  Together, we dive into the mysteries presented in this chapter where bodies start turning up without explanation and conflicts arise without need for explanation. Mystery is afoot, but so is psychological trauma.  So buckle in for a headier chapter of ASOIAF.  Also, we get to know Marcus, a possibly lesser known soul in the fandom, but his soul is that of a poet.  Listen in to be dazzled like we were!

We will be back in 3 weeks for our next Meet the Khalasar episode with Bloodrider Aaron. The host of the Star Wars Legends Lounge will join us with one of his favorite chapters, and we will get to know him a little bit better, and also delve deeply into his surprise selected chapter.

Have a suggestion for Meet the Khalasar?  A question we should ask?  Or do you just want someone to talk to about ASOIAF?  We are here.  Send us an email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, follow us on twitter @davosfingers, or find us on Facebook.  Lastly, if you want to help support the podcast financially, you ca.n find us at patreon.com/davosfingers.  Thanks to everyone for listening!!!

March 22, 2021  

The Fingers of Davos are joined by Virginie in the island nation of Tonga.  We discuss the ever-persistent Brienne as she risks her life, struggles with trust issues, and learns that she won't blink in the heat of battle.  We also get the charming spinner of yarns Nimble Dick Crabb in this chapter as he guides Brienne and Pod through the melancholy pines of Cracklaw Point.  More importantly we get to enjoy the company of Virginie, one of the more delightful voices in the fandom, as we probe her with questions about her life.  Its fascinating!  So come join us, if you can stand the eerie sounds of the whispers!!!

Meet the Khalasar continues in three weeks with Bloodrider Marcus!  We will get to know him and perhaps a Ghost in Winterfell.  If you want some more content, stay close, we have a Whatifisode coming to our Patreon very soon about the Freys Botching the Red Wedding, and another Best of DF episode right on its heels!

Have something to share with us?  Some as yet unrevealed theory?  Some character you secretly love?  Just need someone to vent to about the series or life in general?  Hit us up!  We love to hear from other ASOAIF fans on twitter @davosfingers, find us on Facebook, or at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com.  Lastly, if you want to help support the podcast financially, you can find us at patreon.com/davosfingers.  See you soon friends!

Someone Always Tells, and I am here to tell you that this episode featuring Bloodrider Bobbie is a delight.  We delve deeply on The Princess in the Tower chapter of A Feast for Crows.  Just how impatient is Arianne?  Just how patient is Doran?  And what is the actual underlying conflict in this chapter that is far more important than the insurrection attempted by Arianne in the deserts of Dorne.  In this chapter, we learn a lot about what really drives Arianne as she approaches madness brought on by her solitude.  We also get to know Bobbie a lot better, and such a joy it was!  Listen to the Doctor dive in with some special insights about about what George gets right medically!

Meet the Khalasar will continue in three weeks with Bloodrider Virginie!  So join us for more fun and to get better acquainted with more friends in the fandom.  Also, if you are looking for more Davos’ Fingers fun, check us out at on Patreon, where we have special content for patrons every month, including movie reviews, coverage of other book series, and special ASOIAF episodes, including our next Whatifisode installment coming in March!

We love to hear from George’s loyal fans, so find us on facebook, tweet at us on the bird app @davosfingers, or send us some mail at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com.  If you want to support the podcast financially, come check us out at www.patreon.com/davosfingers.  Stay Savage Bloodriders.

February 8, 2021  

Justin joins Matt and Scad for Episode 108 where we meet the feisty Ser Cortnay Penrose and deal with some of Stannis’ inner demons, maybe even his shadow.  Stannis seeks surrender from a force well-protected behind the massive walls of Storm’s End, but Ser Cortnay isn’t having it.  However, Stannis has Melisandre, a priestess of R’hllor, on his side and is willing to resort to...other methods.  We spend the other half of the episode learning about our friend Justin.  A family focused lover of Batman and Star Wars, Justin fits right in!

Our Meet the Khalasar episodes have been a lot of fun, and we are going to roll forward with more of them for the time being as this winter has not yet brought us Winds.  So, check back with us in three weeks for the next installment with Bloodrider Bobbie!  In the meantime, check out our Patreon site where we recently released our review of Kevin Smith’s classic, Dogma.  We are also right on the verge of our second installment covering the excellent series I Am Mercury by Grant Piercy. Lastly, we have some special for-Patrons-only #asongofmadness content coming as well, so be sure not to miss out! Come find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/davosfingers

Send us some mail at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, find us on facebook for a quick message, or come play with us on twitter @davosfingers.  If you want to support the podcast financially, as mentioned, come check us out at www.patreon.com/davosfingers.  We love to hear from anybody that loves George’s work, so reach out!

January 18, 2021  

In episode 107, bloodrider Katrina joins Matt and Scad to discuss Bran II from A Storm of Swords.  In this chapter we get the legendary story of the Knight of the Laughing Tree, but so much more.  We get history of the hills and locals, we get arguments about traveling by road, we get a meal of sausage and oatcakes, and we get skingchanging...attempts...ok, so it's MOSTLY the Knight of the Laughing Tree.  But what a story!  The real pleasure of this episode is getting better acquainted with Katrina.  From her illustrious career counting coppers to her hilarious stories about her family, she is a treasure and we hope you enjoy the episode as much as we did.

We are enjoying the meet the Khalasar series and it continues on with Bloodrider Justin in episode 108!  So check back in three weeks for that episode.  In the meantime, we continue our Films Get Fingered series for our patrons, with coverage of the Kevin Smith religious comedy Dogma.  So check us out on Patreon for more Fingers!

Fans of George are friends of ours, so come find us and chat with us on Facebook, or via email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on tumblr at davosfingers.com.  We can MOST often be found up to no good on twitter @davosfingers.  All kinds of support are important, but if you want a little more content, check us out on patreon.com/davosfingers!

December 14, 2020  

Davos was dead, to begin with.  There is no doubt whatever about that.  Or is there?  Bloodrider Chace joins the Fingers of Davos as we delve deeply into the Wolf’s Den, where Davos, previously thought dead by many a reader, lives on and in relative comfort.  Davos’ examines his own mortality, his relationship with his family, and we are right there with him.  From there we are off to the castle to learn that the North Remembers, and what one Northerner is going to do about it.  More importantly, we spend a bunch of time getting to know Chace a little better, and we know you guys will enjoy it as much as we did.

Meet the Khalasar continues, and we look forward to getting closer with our friends, and diving deep on individual chapters.  But we are taking a little pause for the Holidays, with our next regular episode scheduled to drop on January 18th.  In the meantime we will drop another goodie or two to our Patrons, so check us out there for more content at patreon.com/davosfingers

Lastly, reach out and contact us!  We love getting questions or comments from George’s fans that love these books as much as we do.  Find us on Facebook, or via email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on tumblr at davosfingers.com, and we can be found very frequently on twitter @davosfingers.  All kinds of support are important, but if you want a little more content, check us out on patreon.com/davosfingers!

 
 
November 23, 2020  

Brrr...it’s cold in here, there must be some daggers in the atmosphere.  Bword, riddler extraordinaire and Queen Beyond the Wall, joins the Fingers for Episode 105:  Only the Cold.  In this episode we cover Jon’s final chapter of A Dance with Dragons in which he faces off against pink letters and dark daggers.  Also Selyse has no impact, Jon delivers a rousing speech, and Wun Wun rages.  We spend some quality time with a friend and get to know her a little better as well, and we hope you enjoy getting to know her better as well!

We will be continuing the Meet the Khalasar series in three weeks with Bloodrider Chace.  And before that, you can check us out on Patreon where we will be releasing a new Whatifisode about what Westeros might look like if Beric had won the trial by battle under the Hollow Hill.  Also coming in December, a new special episode:  the first Best of Davos’ Fingers episode!

Lastly, please give us a shout if you have anything to say about ASOIAF or the podcast itself.  We love hearing from the Khalasar, or even Sorefoot Kings with nothing nice to say.  We can easily be found on Facebook, or via email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on tumblr at davosfingers.com, and we hang out on twitter most of all, @davosfingers.  If you want to support the cast with some moola, check us out on patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers!

Selection Covered:  A Dance with Dragons Jon XIII for the most part, but we bounce around quite a bit.  Spoilers beware!

November 9, 2020  

We introduce a new format in this episode:  Meet the Khalasar.  The whole goal of this format is to learn more about some of our friends, while delving deeply into each Bloodrider’s favorite chapter.  The first entry features Misa, our Queen of Gifs and Beauty, as we review her favorite chapter:  Sansa VII from A Storm of Swords.  We explore Sansa’s growth, her confidence, and her loneliness against the backdrop of unwanted advances from Petyr and truly unwarranted accusations from her troubled Aunt Lysa.   It’s a beautiful and iconic chapter and Misa joined in like an old pro.  We hope you enjoy!

If you enjoyed our Whatifisodes, check out our Patreon offering as we have a new Whatifisode coming out later this month:  What if Beric had won the Trial By Battle under the Hollow Hill.  That can be found at patreon.com/davosfingers.  And make sure you come back to us later this month as we spend some time with Bloodrider Bword!

If you want to chat or ask us a question, we can be found at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on twitter @davosfingers, at davosfingers.com, or you can find us and like us on Facebook.  We love hearing from you guys, so drop us a line.  Lastly, if you want to support the cast, go check out our patreon site at patreon.com/davosfingers.

Selection Covered:  A Storm of Swords, Sansa VII mostly, but we duck in and out of other events in the main series.  So spoilers beware.

October 12, 2020  

In Episode 103, we delve into a world in which Jaime does not toss Bran from a window, a lighter timeline...maybe.  In this timeline Jaime intimidates Bran into silence.  Bran goes south, Jaime is not a child murderer, and the 3-eyed crow has to make some choices.  This change obviously has huge impacts on Bran and Jaime as people, their arcs completely change.  But surprisingly, the Fingers think lots of things might actually stay the same.

We hope you enjoy this final regular release of Whatifisodes series.  This series will be continuing as a rotating part of our Patreon offering.  So if you really like the format, check us out there!  Next episode we will be bringing on Bloodrider Misa to talk about her favorite chapter:  Sansa VII from A Storm of Swords.  We will learn about Misa and what brought her to ASOIAF while we talk through that one chapter in depth.  We are really excited for it, so be sure to check that out in three weeks!  But for now enjoy this last Whatifisode.

Lastly,  send us some raven mail!  We can be found at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on twitter @davosfingers, at davosfingers.com, or you can find us and like us on Facebook.  Any little thought you have about the series or the podcast, we are here for it!!  Oh, also we have that whole Patreon thing goin on at patreon.com/davosfingers, with some new exciting content coming at you monthly!

Selection covered:  While we focus pretty heavily on Bran and Jaime themselves, this episode reaches out and touches lots of areas of the story, so it covers all books.

September 21, 2020  

The Fingers of Davos embark on episode 102 where we answer the question:  What if Dany had ignored Jorah, and got the Golden Company instead?  It turns out, Bloodriders, that this is a complicated question.  How long does it take her to get to Pentos?  How long until the Golden Company can arrive?  Can Pentos even CONTACT a sellsword company?  Where will Dany land and when?  What is going on in Westeros at that time?  Dany has been so isolated from the events of Westeros that they have continued on largely without influence from her, and we assume they do still. So sit back and enjoy this very time-dependent question!!!

We have one more of these Whatifisodes left and then it is on to a new format wherein we bring in friends of the podcast to talk about their favorite chapters. But for now, sit back and relax as we talk some Daenerys!

Please reach out to us.  We love hearing from fans of George’s work.  We can be found for complaints, suggestions and praise at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on twitter @davosfingers, at davosfingers.com, or you can find us and like us on Facebook.  Oh, also we have that whole Patreon thing goin on at patreon.com/davosfingers.

Selection covered:  Be advised, this episode spans all works of George from dusk to dawn, from beginning to end, it can cover anything and everything, so spoilers beware. 

August 31, 2020  

Episode 101 brings us to Ned and his head.  If it doesn’t roll, what happens?  We have all been conditioned, now, to a world without Ned, but how much would really change if he were granted his pardon?  Well, the Fingers are here to explore.  What might happen if Ned were sent to the Wall, or what if he were exchanged for Jaime, recently captured in the Whispering Wood (Also Scad’s porn name)?

We are going to be doin a couple more What-If episodes before moving on to yet another format change to be revealed soon.  But for now, sit back and relax as we wander through another valley of possibility.

Please reach out to us.  We love hearing from fans of George’s work.  We can be found for complaints, suggestions and praise at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on twitter @davosfingers, at davosfingers.com, or you can find us and like us on Facebook.  Oh, also we have that whole Patreon thing goin on at patreon.com/davosfingers.

Selection Covered:  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, there is no selection covered.  I mean Matt and I spent a good amount of time reviewing A Game of Thrones in general to try to remember what happened when, but this episode spirals out from there quickly going throughout the story, so spoilers beware for everything.

June 29, 2020  

In episode 100 (guys, we made it to 100!) we continue our series of “What if” content.  The fingers of Davos tackle the question:  What if Oberyn Martell had defeated Gregor Clegane during Tyrion’s trial by battle?  How would court life look with a healthy Oberyn gumming up the works?  Tyrion is free, but is he though?  Does Tywin still die?  The “grass” in Dorne is still hiding its “viper” in this timeline, what does that mean for the Dornish plot that we see in the later books?

We will be continuing on with another fun What-if episode in 3 weeks.  So come ready to relax as we take a walk through a Westeros that has a little bit of a different feel!

We love George’s work.  You love George’s work.  Let’s build on that!   Reach out and talk with us.  You can find and like us on Facebook, or check out our tumblr at davosfingers.com.  We love to banter on twitter @davosfingers or through email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com.  Lastly, if you feel like supporting the cast, check out our Patreon through patreon.com/davosfingers.  

Selection Covered:  Everything. Though it mostly focuses on The Lannisters and Dorne, there are other implications in there as well!   Nothing is off limits though, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, stay away.  Just come with your general knowledge of ASOIAF and a willingness for fun. 

June 8, 2020  

The Davos’ Fingers podcast is trying something a little new starting with Episode 99.  The next several episodes will focus on “What if” questions.  Matt and Scad will then spend the episode untangling how George’s world would have been different if crucial moments had gone just a little bit differently.  So, get your headphones on and listen in as we ponder what would have happened if Rhaegar had defeated Robert Baratheon on the trident.  Would dragons have entered the world?  What would the Stark children’s lives look like?  Does Rhaegar make sure the three heads of the dragon are fulfilled with his two sons?  And maybe most importantly….who does Cersei marry?  Its a zany episode and we hope you enjoy!

Make sure you check back in 3 weeks for our next What If episode.  It will be a doozy!

Send us some Raven mail!  We love to hear the thoughts from the fandom, on everything from what type of underwear Oberyn might wear to weather Daario is worthy companion for...well anyone.  So find and like us on Facebook, or check out our tumblr at davosfingers.com.  We can also be found on twitter @davosfingers or through email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com.  Lastly, if you feel like supporting the cast, check out our Patreon through patreon.com/davosfingers.  

Selection Covered:  Everything.  We run free range all across the canon in this episode.  But there isn’t anything you could really read to prepare.  Just come with your general knowledge of ASOIAF and a willingness for fun.

May 11, 2020  

In episode 98 the Fingers of Davos explore the most impressive of the free cities:  Pentos, Braavos and Volantis.  These are perhaps the most different cities from each other as you can get.  Braavos, the poster-child of anti-slavery starkly cast against Volantis powered by slaves at a ratio of 5-to-1, with Pentos in between, pretending not to be pro-slavery but embracing everything it entails.  One that denies its Valyrian roots, one that holds itself as the Valyrian standard, and one that embraces its roots, but also fine with mixing with other cultures.  Such a fun set of differences to cover.  We also spend some time in Valyria itself, talking about its current state, and whether it is as dangerous as it seems.

In three weeks we are moving to a bit of a format change, so get psyched for Davos’ Fingers madness.  Nothing to read on your end, nothing to prep.  We are getting back to ASOIAF proper, with a series of episodes called “What If”.  Specifically in this case: What if Rhaegar had defeated Robert on the Trident?  So get ready for some zany analysis about what would have gone differently had Robert not caved in Rhaegar’s chest.

We love to hear from fans that worship at the altar of George.  So find and like us on Facebook, or check out our tumblr at davosfingers.com.  We can also be found on twitter @davosfingers or through email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com.  Lastly, if you feel like supporting the cast, check out our Patreon through patreon.com/davosfingers.  

Selection Covered:  most of the content from this episode comes from The World of Ice and Fire.  We are covering everything from Pentos on page 266 through the section on Braavos, ending on page 276.  But there is some additonal coverage on Valyria that comes from TWOIAF and other general knowledge from the series at large. Spoilers beware. 

April 20, 2020  

In this episode, the Fingers start exploring the Free Cities.  We wander the mazes of Lorath, try to avoid the lumber-rich mysterious forest of Qohor, and ascend the Sinner’s Steps in Norvos.  But this episode isn’t complete without a tour of the Quarrelsome Daughters. Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh are near mirror images of each other, but can’t get along, we talk about that too.

Catch us in three weeks as we finish off our coverage of the Free Cities, including a quick look at the queen jewel herself, Valyria.  After that, we are gonna mix it up a bit with a return to ASoIaF, but not, perhaps, in the way you are used to.  Stay tuned.

Please, please, please, drop us an email or a tweet or a facebook comment.  We love to hear from people that love A Song of Ice and Fire.  We can be found all over the net of inter @davosfingers on twitter, wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on our tumblr at davosfingers.com, or on Facebook just search for Davos’ Fingers.  Finally, if you want to check out our Patreon, you can do so at patreon.com/davosfingers

Selection Covered: The World of Ice and Fire pages 252 through 265.  But as has been the case for some time, we will wonder all over the canon in this episode, so watch out! 

March 30, 2020  

We traverse the southern portions of the map in Episode 96.  From The Summer Isles to Sothoryos and everything in between with deadly butterflies, wyverns, and pirate towns galore.  We also head north to mainland Essos, to look at the Dothraki Sea and its current and prior residents.  Lastly.  Ahem. Dragonbone.

Our dutiful coverage of The World of Ice and Fire continues as we plunge into our second episode on that material.  And we are gonna keep going.  We are tackling the Free Cities for the next couple episodes, starting with Lorath.  So read up!

Want to chat with us?  Or share a theory?  Or disagree vehemently with a take?  Please do. Reach out!  We can be found @davosfingers on Twitter, on Facebook, at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on our website at www.davosfingers.com.  If you want to support the Fingers on Patreon check out patreon.com/davosfingers

Selection Covered:  Everything covered in Episode 96 comes straight from The World of Ice and Fire, pages 277 to 293.  Everything is on the table though as we reference everything under the sun in this episode as well.

March 2, 2020  

The Fingers of Davos gain a third tonight as Chloe of Girls Gone Canon joins the cast to talk The World of Ice and Fire.  Our first episode covering this tome, and it is a doozy.  From the Shivering Seas frozen in legend to the mystical walkers of the Ifeqevron, the Fingers (and Chloe) dive into some of the lesser known parts of Essos.  Then they cross the Bone Mountains and explore the empire of Yi-Ti and east to Asshai by the Shadow.  Not much is known of these strange lands by the Maesters of the Citadel, but speculation from the Fingers is not in short supply.

We have started our coverage of The World of Ice and Fire.  As is our wont, we are doing it a little differently.  We were very excited to jump ALL the way East, so we started at the end and will work our way back for a bit.  We will be working our way back for the next episode including coverage of the Dothraki!  So check back in 3 weeks!

If you would like to reach out and touch us, please do!  We are always eager to hear from George’s fans.  We can be found all over the place.  @davosfingers on Twitter is our most frequent haunt.  But we can be found on Facebook, at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on our website at www.davosfingers.com.  If you want to suppor the Fingers on Patreon check out patreon.com/davosfingers!

Selection Covered:  Everything in this episode (outside of speculation) can be found within The World of Ice and Fire from The Shivering Sea (page 294) through the end of the Asshai-By-The-Shadow section (page 309) and also the end of the book. 

February 10, 2020  

In Episode 94 we get into some good old-fashioned family values...well, Targaryen Family Values. They are a little different.  Highlights Include:  drunken midnight rides through the city, kissing clubs, uncles that are younger than their nephews, ostracization, forced marriage.  Also in this episode is more deaths, especially in the birthing bed, but more births also...uh...from the birthing bed.  And as it does for us all, death comes for Alysanne and Jaehaerys. We also answer some questions from Bloodriders and play a fun Targaryen Name Game.  Enjoy!

Episode 94 also brings our coverage of Fire and Blood to an end.  We will be moving on to cover hand-picked sections of The World of Ice and Fire, starting with the section titled The Bones and Beyond.  So check back here in 3 weeks for the start of another fun adventure!

Send us some mail!  We love to hear from George’s fans about all things ASOIAF and beyond. You can find us at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com,  on twitter @davosfingers, you can find us and like us on Facebook, or check out davosfingers.com for our Tumblr site.  Lastly, if you want to support us by becoming a Patron, check out patreon.com/davosfingers.

Selection Covered: Everything in this episode can be found in Fire and Blood.  Specifically within the sections “The Long Reign” (pg 302) through “Heirs of the Dragon” (pg. 351).

January 20, 2020  

The boys forge ahead through Fire and Blood in Episode 093:  Good Queen Alysanne.  In this episode Jaehaerys and Alysanne face tragedy as the Shivers bear down on Westeros.  They also make a progress up north where the winter’s cold and Alaric’s hospitality is the same.  Also, Alysanne flexes on her husband to end a sacred right to the Lords of Westeros, while Jaehaerys uses some windfalls of capital to improve infrastructure for his Kingdom.

In this episode we wanted to mention that we had a few audio issues in our recording.  In truth Matt was a hero in salvaging some spots.  We regret this departure from our normal level of quality and thank the Khalasar for their understanding.

This is our second to last episode of Fire and Blood as our bizarre journey through that tome winds to an end. After we polish that off, we will be jumping straight into some more ASOIAF, hand-picking sections from The World of Ice and Fire.  As is our custom, we aren’t going to make it easy, actually starting with the section called  “The Bones and Beyond”, which covers lands to the East, like Asshai. We will be hand selecting other selections as we go.

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Selection Covered:  The selection we will cover in this episode can be found in FIRE AND BLOOD: “Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies” (pg 253) through “The Long Reign” (pg 302). 

December 16, 2019  

The Stranger has come in the year of 54 AC and the Fingers explore one of the biggest mysteries of Fire and Blood in Episode 092:  the death of Aerea.  We also lose another Queen, a High Septon, nearly a whole Queen’s court including her consort, oh and a Westhill...a what?  Also, laws are written, progresses taken, High Septons appointed, and peace largely maintained during the years of Jaehaerys' early rule.

We only have 3 more episodes before capping off our coverage of Fire and Blood.  What SHALL we do next, who knows!  But if you want to drop us a line with a suggestion we can be found all over the place: wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, @davosfingers on twitter, you can find and follow us on Facebook, or our Tumblr site davosfingers.com.  You can also check us out on Patreon at patreon.com/davosfingers.

Selection Covered:  The selection we will cover in this episode can be found in FIRE AND BLOOD.  This content for this episode is largely found within the chapters “Birth, Death, and Betrayal under King Jaehaerys I” (pg. 206) through “Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies” (pg. 253)

November 25, 2019  

In Doctrine of Exceptionalism, Matt and Scad finally see Jaehaerys mount the throne (among other things) as he reaches the age of majority, and changes, they are a’comin.  Also in this episode, Rogar commits treason (or does he), Rhaena causes trouble (on both coasts), we get some new arrivals to the Targaryen family tree, and the crown continues its constant negotiation with the Faith regarding incestuous marriage.

Winter is upon us so send us your snow white raven with some mail attached!  We can be reached at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com through Twitter @davosfingers, and you can find us and like us on Facebook. You can also check out our improved Tumblr site at davosfingers.com or learn more about our Patreon program at patreon.com/davosfingers.

In this episode we’re continuing our coverage of the rule of Jaehaerys and Alysanne Targaryen. The selection we will cover in this episode can be found in FIRE AND BLOOD: “A Surfeit of Rulers” (pg. 161) through “Birth, Death, and Betrayal under King Jaehaerys I” (pg. 206).  All of these Chapter Headings and Page Number designations, of course, coming from the beautiful Fire and Blood hardcover.

November 4, 2019  

In episode 90, the Fingers finally reach into  the rule of Jaehaerys and Alysanne Targaryen, covering their early years, from arrival at KL with the help of Rogar Baratheon through their idyllic days on Dragonstone and everything in between. Listen in as Jaehaerys picks reconciliation over blood, Alyssa and Rogar get second chance at happiness, five Kingsguard earn their cloaks, and Alysanne picks a husband.

You may have noticed that we skipped over covering the Sons of the Dragon chapter. That's because we covered way back in Episode 081.  So go check that out first if you want a refresher on the rules of Aenys and Maegor Targaryen.

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 In this episode we’re jumping ahead to the beginning of the reign of Jaehaerys, the Conciliator. The content covered in this episode can be found in FIRE AND BLOOD: “Prince Into King”, “The Year of the Three Brides”, and part of “A Surfeit of Rulers”. That’s pages 107 through page 161 of the hardcover for those playing along. 

October 14, 2019  

Episode 89 of Davos' Fingers takes us back to the Towering Targaryen Threesome...er...siblings.  We follow Aegon, Visenya, and Rhaenys from puzzling decision to rule Westeros through the Dragon’s wars and into the peace and prosperity of one unified kingdom of Westeros. 

We already covered the next chapter of Fire and Blood, way back in Episode 081, so you MIGHT need to go back and listen to a refresher before our next episode hits. For the next several episodes we will cover the rise of Jaehaerys and his rule with Alysanne!  So get excite!

As always, please reach out if you have questions or comments about the podcast.  We won’t ignore you the way Cersei ignored Ned’s warnings to leave King’s Landing.  You can find us @davosfingers on twitter, through email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on facebook, or on our tumblr davosfingers.com.  You can also support us on our Patreon site at patreon.com/davosfingers.

Selection Covered: The first three chapters of Fire and Blood:  Aegon’s Conquest, Reign of the Dragon -- The Wars of King Aegon I, and Three Heads Had the Dragon -- Governance Under King Aegon I).  That’s pages 3 to 50 for those with the Hardcover. 

 
September 23, 2019  

We are fresh off our break and we have a doozy for you as Davos’ Fingers brings you the end of Fire and Blood!  In this episode Westeros hobbles along under an ineffective, disinterested,  and youthful King, a Lysene family that is hungry for power (or are they), a coup attempt engineered by some bitter also-rans, and the rule of a Merman until the King comes of age.  

While this may be the end of Fire and Blood the book, it is NOT the end of Fire and Blood the coverage by this podcast.  Because we dodged, ducked, dipped, dived, and...dodged our way through the first time, we have to go pick up the pieces.  So stay with us as we pick up in the next episode with the OPENING chapters of Fire and Blood!

We love hearing from George’s fans about anything and everything ASOIAF, so drop us a line in our many many lurking places.  On twitter @davosfingers, email at wearedavosfingers@gmail.com, on our tumblr site www.davosfingers.com, find us on Facebook, or through our Patreon site at patreon.com/davosfingers

Selection Covered:  “The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency”,  the final chapter in Fire and Blood, spanning pages 667 through 706.

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