B4TD064: House of the Dragon S1E10 – Holly is Dead!

Happy Halloween to all who partake! In Part 1 (of 3!), Holly is DEAD, leaving Kelly. Susan, John and Matt left to rate the House of the Dragon Season 1 Finale, and talk about 3 big topics, then get down to some out of control Top 5 lists to close this section out.

Even though the season is over we STILL want to hear from YOU! Tweet @b4thedragonpod, send emails to mattsaudioblog@gmail.com, and leave comments at the website (mattsaudioblog.com) or on the YouTube videos (search for Before the Dragon Podcast to find the channel).

Some sounds used in this podcast are licensed to Matt via Artist.io (https://artlist.io/), and all applicable licenses can be found in a publicly shared Google Folder for inspection: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1to5jB5pXtiovOSAkrsaDRaReQQX9TfON?usp=sharing

Time Stamps:
00:00:00 – Blacks and Greens (Music)
00:01:17 – Hello and Holly is Dead.
00:05:23 – Episode Ratings
00:15:59 – Music Analysis
00:31:47 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Bookends! Births, Book Pages, and Others!
00:42:16 – Reckless Mysaria Speculations!
00:44:22 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Can you have a Coronation without a Funeral?
00:54:27 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: The Painted Table and a WHOLE LOT of Stuff that Happened There.
01:20:20 – Out of Control TOP FIVE Lists!

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B4TD061: House of the Drgaon S1E09 – Just Matt

It’s the 2nd look podcast for S1E09 of House of the Dragon, “The Green Council”! Matt is never alone really, and he shares some perspectives sent in by his usual panel, and YOUR thoughts, three words, and brothelmates as well! We want to hear from you too! 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
00:00:50 – Hello and Podcast Business
00:04:46 – Matt Rethinks S1E09 and his Initial Reaction
00:18:54 – Music Analysis: SO MUCH GOOD MUSIC!
00:43:32 – Three Words (3 word descriptions of the episode)
00:49:00 – Brothelmates (Best Coupling)
00:52:21 – Feedback, a Part 2 is Coming, and Closing Thoughts

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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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B4TD055: House of the Dragon S1E07 – Cersei Lannister – Podcaster!

In this Part 1 of the panel cast, Queen Cersei Lannister is joined by Maester Intern Kelly, Susan, Holly, and John (Sneh) to discuss all things House of the Dragon S1E07 “Driftmark”. 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 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
00:01:19 – Welcome, Punishments Serving, and Episode Ratings
00:09:13 – Musical Analysis: Can we have just a shred of continuity?
00:18:16 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Season 2 in Spring of ’24?
00:22:45 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: An Eye for an Eye (Alicent or Guity)
00:31:14 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Daemon and Rhaenyra
00:38:16 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: An Eye for a Dragon (Aemond’s star or infamy rises?)
00:52:18 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Mission Impossible (Laenor’s Mission Impossible)
01:01:44 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Name or Blood? What makes a Legacy?
01:08:51 – Maester Impossible: Kelly’s Top 5 Famous Club Foots

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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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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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B4TD048: House of the Dragon S1E05 Initial Reaction

Matt gives his initial reaction to House of the Dragon S1E05! He wants to know YOUR reaction! Send your 3 word descriptions, best couplings, and show or podcast thoughts by tweeting @b4thedragonpod, emailing mattsaudioblog@gmail.com, or commenting on the website (mattsaudioblog.com) or the YouTube videos (search for “Before the Dragon Podcast).

Time Stamps:
00:00:00 – Spoiler Alert and Intro
00:01:05 – Stat of the Episode
00:02:51 – Podcast Info
00:03:20 – Rating
00:03:46 – Tension in ALL Storylines!
00:05:03 – TWO Murders!
00:06:57 – Alicent (and Otto)
00:09:58 – Laenor’s Bad Day(s)!
00:11:19 – Rhaenyra Shares TOO little TOO late!
00:16:38 – Hats Off to Milly and Emily!!
00:21:00 – 3 Words, Brothelmates, and Seven Hellz Updates!
00:24:28 – Closing Thoughts

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B4TD047: House of the Dragon S1E04 – “She Can Fix Him”

Susan Holly Kelly, John, and Matt continue to explore House of the Dragon S1E04 “King of the Narrow Sea”. Games are played like 3 words, Brothelmates of the Week, and Seven Hellz, as well as covering your submissions and feedback too!

If you want to send feedback get it to us by Tuesdays at 5pm Pacific time to ensure it gets included in the Thursday cast, but if you don’t make that deadline we’ll share yours the next week anyway! Send tweets to @b4thedragonpod, email mattsaudioblog@gmail.com, comment on our web posts (mattsaudioblog.com) or on our YT videos (search for Before the Dragon Podcast there, subscribe, like vids, and comment)!

John also does a podcast about Horror genre films, so be sure to check out The Wicked Wild Podcast (thewickedwild.com)!

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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
00:01:10 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: The Meddling Hand!
00:11:05 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Maester Conspiracy Meltdown
00:18:52 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Daem-ON or Daem-OFF?
00:30:33 – Tiny Wheel of Topics: Tapestries!
00:35:56 – Three Words
00:41:03 – Brothelmates (Best Coupling)
00:46:40 – Seven Hellz Game (now drawing TWO names per week)
01:00:21 – Feedback 01:04:16 – Closing Thoughts

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