MM2 The Citadel

Maester Monthly, your favorite (pseudo)monthly podcast, is back!

Last month we kicked off a new podcast hosted by us, the moderators of /r/asoiaf. Maester Monthly is our space to talk about our favorite recent highlights from the subreddit, as well as doing a little in-depth ASOIAF discussion of our own.

This episode covers some of our favorite stuff from February (and late January) 2017. We introduce a new segment, the Unpopular Opinion Thunderdome, and debate the merits of A Feast for Crows – is it as Subtly Nuanced as some people claim? Finally, we round out the hour with an in-depth discussion of, fittingly, the Maesters and the Citadel.

Your hosts are /u/Bookshelfstud, /u/glass-table-girl, and /u/JoeMagician; we’re joined this episode by Very Special Guest /u/MightyIsobel!

 

As always:

– We make NO MONEY from this, no ads/patreon etc. You can pay us in upvotes and sweet nothings whispered in our ears.

– A HUGE THANKS to /u/-Sam-R- and /u/AdmiralKird, our fearless, tireless editors/producers who put in an insane amount of effort to make sure we sound like fairly well-adjusted, funny people.

LINKS TO THE PODCAST

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POSTS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST

Rhaneys should have lived by /u/akimble1

The Power of Confirmation Bias by /u/LifeOfPhi

Why was Robert’s Kingsguard so bad? by /u/RagnarGreystark, and the top comment on that post by /u/blackofhairandheart2

Sandor Clegane the anti-knight and how GRRM is building up his character to fulfill (or perhaps deconstruct) the ‘dragonslaying knight’ trope by /u/7th_Cuil

Theon’s fourth encounter with a heart tree by /u/chadimmaculate

Bran failed a test when he met some new friends by /u/senatorskeletor

TIMECODES

0:00 Introduction
2:43 The Modteam’s Favourite Planetos Destination
7:27 Subreddit Highlights Rhaneys should have lived
14:06 Subreddit Highlights The Power of Confirmation Bias
20:19 Subreddit Highlights Why was Robert’s Kingsguard so bad?
26:30 Subreddit Highlights Sandor Clegane the anti-knight
36:40 Subreddit Highlights Theon’s fourth encounter with a heart tree
42:35 Subreddit Highlights Bran failed a test when he met some new friends
48:43 Unpopular Opinion Thunderdome The Verdict on “A Feast for Crows”
1:06:28 Main Topic  The Citadel
1:45:35 Conclusion