B4TD058: House of the Dragon S1E08 Winner Winner Matt’s Chicken Dinner

It’s the panel podcast (part 1) for S1E08 of House of the Dragon, “The Lord of the Tides”! Plus we draw our winner for the Scenes for a Westerosi Movie contest! Tweet the podcast @b4thedragonpod, send emails to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com, leave comments on the website (mattsaudioblog.com) or on the YouTube channel (search for “Before the Dragon Podcast” there)!

Some sounds used in this podcast are licensed by Matt through Artist IO (https://artlist.io/) and all licenses held are viewable in a publicly shared Google folder for inspection: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1to5jB5pXtiovOSAkrsaDRaReQQX9TfON?usp=sharing

Time Stamps:
00:00:00 – Spoiler Alert and Intro
00:00:56 – A quick apology
00:01:50 – Hello and Episode Ratings
00:08:50 – Music Analysis: Viserys’ Arrival
00:20:41 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Don’t Become a Dream Reader!
00:35:47 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Viserys – Not a great King, but a Decent Man.
00:46:33 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Aegon Alcoholism and (bleep)holery!
01:01:09 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: MORE Maester Conspiracy?
01:04:04 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Alicent and Rhaenyra at the Last Supper.
01:13:56 – Scenes from a Westerosi Movie Contest Drawing!

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B4TD057: House of the Dragon S1E08 Initial Reaction

Matt gives his initial reaction to House of the Dragon S1E08 “The Lord of Tides”. Tweet the podcast @b4thedragonpod, send emails to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com, leave comments on the web posts or use the contact form at mattsaudioblog.com, or leave comments (and subscribe please) at the YouTube videos, by searching for Before the Dragon Podcast there.

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BB047: The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power S1E07

Matt is joined (partially) by YouTuber PriscilaTV (https://www.youtube.com/c/PriscilaTV1) to discuss S1E07 of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power! If you have thoughts regarding that episode (or any LOTR episode, or the podcast in general) feel free to tweet @bustblockbuster or @DoublePHQ, send emails to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com (or hello@doublepmedia.com) or comment at the website (mattsaudiblog.com or doublepmedia.com) or comment on the Double P YouTube youtube.com/c/doublepmedia.

Also be sure to check out Double P Media’s Facebook page at facebook.com/DoublePHQ. Don’t forget that PrisciaTV does her own reviews of LOTR on her channel (in easily auto-translatable Portuguese) on Fridays and joins Universo 42 (https://www.youtube.com/c/U42Oficial) on Saturdays for more LOTR discussion!

Some sounds used in this podcast were licensed to Matthew Murdick (host) via Artist IO (https://artlist.io/), and all relevant licenses are viewable in a publicly shared Google Folder at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TNu9QNaAETh49bGxmcNxZuQPF_tumksc?usp=sharing

Time Stamps:
00:00:00 – Introductions and what was that episode title about?
00:02:27 – Episode Ratings, a House of the Dragon Sidebar, and Podcast Info. Also what do we think of Elrinisa as a three way shipper name?
00:15:23 – Music Analysis: Pitch Modulation and Polytonality (a quasi-Double P!)
00:25:36 – Episode Recap and Discussion: The Southlands (AKA Mordor)
00:48:58 – Episode Recap and Discussion: The Southlands (AKA Mordor)
00:59:58 – What’s Worse? (Round 1)
01:08:47 – Episode Recap and Discussion: Khazad-dum
01:20:39 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Will the Finale answer all our Season 1 Questions?
01:24:57 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Is the mystery of Sauron’s identity making things more exciting or hurting the show?
01:26:41 – What’s Worse? (Round 2)
01:35:04- Feedback
01:40:25 – Thanks and Podcast Info   

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BB046: Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power S1E06

Matt is joined (partially) by Youtuber PriscilaTV (https://www.youtube.com/c/PriscilaTV1) to discuss S1E06 of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power! If you have thoughts regarding that episode (or any LOTR episode, or the podcast in general) feel free to tweet @bustblockbuster or @DoublePHQ, send emails to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com (or hello@doublepmedia.com) or comment at the website (mattsaudiblog.com or doublepmedia.com) or comment on the Double P YouTube youtube.com/c/doublepmedia.

Also be sure to check out Double P Media’s Facebook page at facebook.com/DoublePHQ. Don’t forget that PriscilaTV does her own reviews of LOTR on her channel (in easily auto-translatable Portuguese) on Fridays and joins Universo 42 (https://www.youtube.com/c/U42Oficial) on Saturdays for more LOTR discussion!

Time Stamps:
00:00:00 – Apologies and Introductions
00:02:16 – Episode Ratings
00:06:16 – Music Analysis: Pitch Modulation and Polytonality (a quasi-Double P!)
00:14:57 – Recap and Observations
00:34:35 – What’s Worse?
00:39:09- Feedback
00:40:25 – Thanks and Podcast Info

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B4TD052: House of the Dragon S1E06 – Likely Lord Larys

In this Part 1 of the panel cast, Matt is joined by Susan, Holly, and John (Sneh) to discuss all things House of the Dragon S1E06 “The Princess and the Queen”. We want your feedback! Tweet @b4thedragonpod, email mattsaudioblog@gmail.com, comment on our website posts (mattsaudioblog.com) or on our YouTube videos (search for “Before the Dragon Podcast”, and subscribe)! Some sounds and music (specifically “The Abyss” by Leva in this episode) are licensed through Artis IO (https://artlist.io/).Proof of all licenses are found in a publicly shared Google Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1to5jB5pXtiovOSAkrsaDRaReQQX9TfON?usp=sharing

Time Stamps:
00:00:00 – Spoiler Alert and Intro
00:00:49 – Who’s the new most hateable character in HotD?
00:01:45 – Welcome and Ratings for S1E06
00:08:48 – Music Analysis: An Old Theme recharacterized and a theme for Likely Lord Larys?
00:22:18 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: The intro IS changing! (Does anyone care?)
00:28:03 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: New Faces/Same Old Characters!
00:42:39 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Likely Lord Larys Strong
00:54:04 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: A Dragon Rider’s Death. Laena and Vhagar (and Daemon…Larys?)
01:15:11 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Ser Harwin Break-Cartilage Strong and Ser Criston Cartilage
01:24:21 – Enter Our Contest (and all 5 Scenes “from a Westerosi Movie”)

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BB045: Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power S1E05

Matt is once again joined by YouTuber PriscilaTV, this time to talk about Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S1E05. Contact the podcast by tweeting @bustblockbuster, sending emails to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com, leaving comments at mattsaudioblog.com, or by leaving comments on the Double P Media YouTube (youtube.com/c/DoublePMedia). Contact the bosses by tweeting @DoublePHQ or joining the Facebook page at facebook.com/DoublePHQ

Time Stamps:
00:00:00 – Intro, Episode Ratings, and Podcast Information
00:06:32 – Music Analysis (The Main Theme)
00:19:15 – Episode Recap: Harfoots
00:29:06 – Episode Recap: Lindon
00:43:33 – What’s Worse Round 1
00:48:50 – Episode Recap: Southlands
01:01:58 – Episode Recap: Numenor
01:24:08 – What’s Worse Round 2
01:28:49 – Wrap Up

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B4TD050: House of the Dragon S1E05 Music Analysis

Matt explores 2 themes presented in S1E05 of House of the Dragon “We Light the Way”: The Alicent/Hightower theme, and the Velaryon theme! Tweet @b4thedragonpod, send emails to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com, comment on the website (mattsaudioblog.com) or on our YouTube videos (search “Before the Dragon Podcast” there, subscribe, like, and comment).

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B4TD046: House of the Dragon S1E04 – Are You YAYnyra or NAYnyra?

Susan, Holly, Kelly, and John join Matt to discuss S1E04 of House of the Dragon. You also get issue 4 of Scene from a Westerosi movie. Figure out what actual movie our Westerosi movie scene is based on, and submit as many of the 5 that you can to be eligible to win free official HBO House of the Dragon or Game of Thrones (your choice) Merchandise from the podcast! How do you submit? Tweet your guesses (or any feedback, 3 word descriptions, or best couplings) to @b4thedragonpod, send emails to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com, comment on our website posts (mattsaudioblog.com) or on our YouTube videos (search for Before the Dragon Podcast on YT, subscribe, like, and comment on our videos).

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Some sounds and music in this podcast are licensed to Matt via Artist.io (https://artlist.io/) and all licenses can be viewed via this publicly shared Google folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1to5jB5pXtiovOSAkrsaDRaReQQX9TfON?usp=sharing

Time Stamps:
00:00:00 – Spoiler Alert and Intro
00:02:11 – Episode Ratings
00:09:20 – Music Analysis Intro
00:10:04 – Music Analysis – Rethinking the Dragon Connection Theme
00:22:06 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: The Eustace/Mushroom Compromise and a new show canon
00:43:23 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: The Westerosi Hatfields and Mccoys
00:50:29 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Alicent’s Awful Assignment
00:59:56 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Why White Worm? WHY????
01:08:05 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Dagger Prophecy
01:14:03 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: YAYnyra or NAYnyra (Rhaenyr-YAH, or Rhaenyr-NAH?)
01:24:10 – Westerosi Movie Scene 4

BB043: The Lord of the Rings – Rings of Power S1E03

Matt is once again joined by YouTuber PriscilaTV, this time to discuss S1E03 of Amazon Prime’s Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power “Adar”! They recap and discuss the episode, play the “what’s worse game”, cover some feedback, and Matt gives a full musical breakdown of the theme for Numenor.

We want to hear what you think! Tweet @bustblockbuster, send emails to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com or leave comments on the webpage (as well as finding all back episodes of the podcast and podcast app links): mattsaudioblog.com

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Don’t forget that Bustin’ Blockbusters is part of Double P media. Tweet the bosses @DoublePHQ, comment on their Facebook page (facebook.com/DoublePHQ) and be sure to subscribe to their YT channel, where you will find these podcasts in video form at youtube.com/c/doublepmedia And speaking of YouTube channels, be sure to subscribe to PriscilaTV (https://www.youtube.com/c/PriscilaTV1)

Time Stamps:
00:00:00 – Introductions
00:01:31 – Episode Ratings
00:14:42 – Music Analysis: Numenor Theme
00:26:03 – Recap and Discussion: Numenor
00:56:19 – What’s Worse (Round 1)
01:04:18 – Recap and Discussion: Harfoots
01:15:07 – Recap and Discussion: Arondir
01:22:52 – What’s Worse (Round 2)
01:29:48 – Feedback
01:34:15 – What is the context of a fire not being hot?
01:37:32 – Wrap up/Subscribe to PriscilaTV!

B4TD042: House of the Dragon S1E03 – An Episode of Merlin on the BBC

Matt is joined by Stephanie (briefly), Susan, Kelly, and John to talk about S1E03 of House of the Dragon, “Second of His Name”. Matt also breaks down the music behind Dameon’s Feigned Surrender. We also unveil our 3rd of 5 Scenes from a Westeroisi movie (play in our contest and have a chance to win official HotD or GoT merch), celebrate September Name Days, and an important decision is made about the game everyone hates… Seven Hellz!

We want YOUR feedback so tweet to @b4thedragonpod, send emails to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com or comment on our web posts (mattsaudioblog.com) or YouTube videos (search for “Before the Dragon Podcast” and subscribe, like and comment)!

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This podcast uses some sounds and music that is licensed to Matt through Artist IO, and a publicly shared Google Folder has all of the licenses available for viewing here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1to5jB5pXtiovOSAkrsaDRaReQQX9TfON?usp=sharing – Time Stamps:
00:00:00 – Spoiler Alert and Intro
00:00:49 – A Very Important Conversation, and nobody cares that we’re having it!
00:02:15 – Happy Name Day! (September Edition) 00:04:20 – S1E03 Ratings
00:11:03 – Musical Analysis – The Surrender Sequence
00:30:42 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: DaemON or DaemOFF is irrelevant
00:37:58 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Dragon Counts(?) or Dragons Count!
00:44:13 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Boar Blood! (Rhaenyra’s own hunt!)
00:50:22 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Viserys thinks he’s John Lennon.
00:57:07 – Scenes from a Westerosi Movie (Scene 3)
01:00:48 – More Contest and Podcast Information