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Episode 43: FireandLunch - The Piebald Cast

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Making good on their promise to deliver an all Robin Hobb-themed episode Jenny and Rachel invite fellow Robin Hobb fans, Hanna and Alyssa, to discuss the latest offering in the ongoing adventures of Fitz and the Fool - Fool's Quest as well as all things Realm of the Elderlings.

Join us for a hilarious run through Buckkeep Town as we discuss why our regular A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones listeners will love the Realm of the Elderlings novels and why Robin Hobb is the master of exquisitely written, emotional, character-driven Fantasy. If you thought GRRM was mean to his characters... well.. let's just say he's got nothing on Robin Hobb!

For more info on books by Robin Hobb visit www.robinhobb.com

#PieCast: Episode 43: The Piebald Cast. Featuring Jenny, Rachel, Hanna and Alyssa. Running time 75 minutes.

Episode 42 FireandLunch PieCast: The Ladies Invade NYCC!

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Hello and WELCOME to Episode 42 of the PieCast: The Ladies Invade New York Comic Con! Join us as we celebrate our fourth annual (and biggest ever) MootCon, break down our individual experiences of this year's NYCC, and wax poetic about the unbridled awesomeness that is David J. Peterson. 

Here's some links for extra relevancy and fandom goodness:
The bestest fansite on the internet, including a link to one Game of Owns: watchersonthewall.com
David Peterson's Web Thing, home of fabulousness and kick-ass linguistics: http://dedalvs.conlang.org
And, by popular demand (and by popular, I mean Megan and Katie insisted this went up,) a link to RocketJump, home of your new favorite fandom video ever. Ever. Fan Friction. Just trust us and click.: 
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Huge, HUGE shout out to Sue, Petra and David from Watchers on the Wall, the whole gang and special guests of Game of Owns and A Night of Ice and Fire, and everyone who came out to party with us. Here, there be no spoilers, but I'm sure we can find some dragons for you. Enjoy!
#PieCast: Episode 42: The Ladies Invade NYCC! Featuring Jenny, Rachel, Lauren, Katie, Megan, and Jess. Running time 56 minutes.

Episode 41 FireandLunch PieCast: DragonCon 2015 Recap

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We're wrapping up the Summer and getting ready for Baking Weather! (AKA MootCon is coming!) But first we went to DragonCon 2015! This is Rachel's favorite Con and Jenny and Lauren's first time! 

Join us for discussion on our favorite cosplay at DragonCon and hear our reports on all the Game of Thrones related programming that Labor Day Weekend!
#PieCast: Episode 41: DragonCon 2015 Recap. Featuring Jenny, Rachel and Lauren. Running Time 1 hour.

Episode 40 FireandLunch PieCast: The Second Annual Wymans!

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We're back from our [cosplay crafting] hiatus to bring you our Second Annual Wyman Awards! 

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show as the ladies of FireandLunch present their favorite and least favorite moments from Season 5 of Game of Thrones. We cover our near universal love for a certain episode, everyone's favorite stalker, and of course our favorite topic, the always indubitable Jon Snow...even Rachel who has a shocking...almost podcast ending revelation...*gasp*   

We of course could not have done this episode without some very special guests who lent us their voices and their picks for some of our awards this year. With us we had: 

Axey of Watchers on the Wall, find him at watchersonthewall.com and @Axechucker on twitter
Phil, the creator of Winter is Coming, find him now at @p_red on twitter
Jonelle, Marissa and Sade of Fat Pink Cast, find them at fatpinkcast.com@fatpinkcast on twitter and on iTunes
Jamila from Girl Gone Geek and Geek Girl Brunch, find her at @girl_gone_geek and @geekgirlbrunch on twitter, at girlgonegeekblog.com and at geekgirlbrunch.com
Geoffrey from A Trivia of Ice and Fire, find him at @GMGoliaLMSW and @atoiaf on twitter and at atoiaf.blogspot.com
Elena, find her at @MoffElena on twitter
Steven, find him at @StevenR10 on twitter 
Hanna, find her at @hannabrady on twitter and at hannabrady.com
Eli, find him at @GoodGuyEli on twitter

We also had some help from the small folk, our lovely listeners who filled out our Wymans poll last month. Thanks so much for taking the time to do that. Your answers were very creative, especially your Frey Pie Ratings. 

Some of our favorites were:

"Symond a la mode with slightly burnt (thus tasty) crust. The ice cream has some milk chocolate syrup that resembles what was thrown at Lena Headey's body double." - Paul G

"Symond with Ryman filling baked in a Merrett oven" - Gareth

"Unevenly cooked Jared. Parts are succulent and delicious, other parts are undercooked and leave a bad taste in your mouth." - Matt

"A symond with a hair in it" - Steph from Austin


Thanks again to everyone who participated in this episode!

We hope you like some SHAME with your pie.

And yes...he's NOT DEAD!

#PieCast: Episode 40: The Second Annual Wymans. Featuring Jenny, Rachel, Lauren, Katie, Megan, and Jess and a whole lot of guests. Running time 85 minutes.

Episode 39 FireandLunch PieCast TWOIAF: The Heroic Tale of Robert Baratheon as told by Completely Unbiased People…No Really!

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Hello, and WELCOME to our first hiatus episode off of Season 5! Join Megan, Jenny and Katie for our discussion of Robert's Rebellion, coming to you from the distant past of last March.

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Listen as we battle exploding microphones, discuss the COMPLETE WEIRDNESS of Rhaegar Targaryen, question the wisdom of the Crazy Road Trip of Lust (tm Rachel), and test the limits of our own sobriety. (Yes gentle listeners, this is our first ever Drunk!Cast.)
Clocking in at approximately one hour and 40 minutes, settle in for a nice long trip down nostalgia lane. 
As always, here there be (book) spoilers. Be sure to vote vote vote for our upcoming 2015 Wymans Awards. Visit the link here: http://bit.ly/1Lym8La
Cheers! 
#PieCast: Episode 39: TWOIAF Robert's Rebellion. Featuring Megan, Jenny and Katie. Running time, 1 hour and 40 minutes. 

Episode 38 FireandLunch PieCast S5E10: Mother’s Mercy

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HE'S NOT DEAD!!!


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Join all six ladies of Fire and Lunch in our collective denial as we come to grips with the final scene of the Season Five finale. We also discuss our conflicted feelings about the rest of the episode and our hopes and fears for season six, which will probably include a Daario and Kevan Deathwatch segment. 

Sit back and enjoy some Pomegranate Pie in memory of the totally not dead Jon Snow.

For maybe the last time, here there be book spoilers...sort of...but you are warned. 

#PieCast: Episode 38: S5E10 Mother's Mercy. Featuring Megan, Rachel, Jenny, Lauren, Katie and Jess. Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes...sorry...we had A LOT of feelings

Attention Listeners!

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Now that Season 5 is over, it's almost time for our 2nd Annual Wymans.  But who wants to just hear our opinons?  We'd love to hear your top choices for our categories, and we'll announce winners during the episode. Take a minute to complete our poll: http://bit.ly/1K1tHIp.  We've got some standard categories (e.g., Best Death Scene), but also some fun ones (e.g., Favorite Stalker!Jorah Moment).  Happy voting!  (We plan to close voting on July 5.)

Episode 37 FireandLunch PieCast S5E9: The Dance of Dragons

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Welcome the PieCast! Join Jenny, Rachel and Katie as we discuss the penultimate, much-anticipated episode 9 of Game of Thrones Season 5, The Dance of Dragons. 

We begin, middle and end the episode with a tribute to and lament for poor little Shireen Baratheon. In between sobs, we discuss the endlessly boring storyline in Dorne, Arya's moves along the Braavosi chess board, and one of the best/worst escapes we've seen on TV this year. (For one. Sorry, entire court of Dany Targaryen. You should be fine. Probably.) 
As always, here there be spoilers. Only until next week, though. Then we're all on our own! 
#PieCast: Episode 37: S5E9 The Dance of Dragons. Featuring Jenny, Rachel and Katie. Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Episode 36 FireandLunch PieCast S5E8: Hardhome

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Karsi, we hardly knew ye. 
Welcome to the all-Brigade episode of the PieCast! Join Jess, Megan and Katie (with Jenny assisting in spirit) as we discuss the frighteningly awesome episode that was Hardhome. Our thirst for Jon Snow is about as real as Cersei's in the Black Cells, AMIRITE? ;D
...Too soon? Okay.
With ratings that swing as high as we've ever had them on the podcast, we talk about the value of Tyrion in the Meereen storyline, how shitty an ex Jorah is, the growth of the story's mythology in Hardhome's final battle (Valyrian steel kills the Others! The White Walkers have an organizational structure and goals!), and the overall encompassing awesomeness that is Wun Wun. 
Clocking in at 93 minutes, buckle in for a wildly enthusiastic slice of Pie. 
As always, here be spoilers. Listener beware!

#PieCast: Episode 36: S5E8 Hardhome. Featuring Megan, Katie and Jess. Running Time: 1 hour and 33 minutes.

Episode 35 FireandLunch PieCast S5E7: The Gift

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Oh, Jorah. Worst. Present. EVER. 
Join the Brooklynites of FireandLunch as we discuss the life choices that led to "The Gift." We review Dany and Tyrion's meet cute, the soundness of Jon Snow's political choices, and the absolute thrill of Cersei's well-earned "oh shit" face. We may or may not rage at the Dorne and Winterfell storylines. (Who are we kidding, of course we do.)
Spoilers galore, buyer beware, shhh just press play. 

#PieCast: Episode 35: S5E7 The Gift. Featuring Lauren, Katie and Jess. Running Time: 1 hour and 17 minutes.

Episode 34 FireandLunch PieCast S5E6: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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FireandLunch tackles the most divisive episode of Game of Thrones yet. We've assembled Three differing opinions (including the return of special guest, Elena from 'Team More Wine, Sir!) to unpack Tyrion's new career path, Cersei's dalliance with the law, the Sand Snake plots and, of course, the trouble with Sansa. 

We delve deep into latter book story lines so mind the Spoilers! Also CW for frank discussion of some truly unsettling topics.


#PieCast: Episode 34: S5E6 Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. Featuring Jenny, Rachel and returning special guest Elena! Running Time: 1 hour 38 minutes.


Episode 33 FireandLunch PieCast S5E5: Kill The Boy

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"There's far less pies than there are are Freys."

"Fewer."
"Huh?"
"Nothing." 


Thank you Stannis the grammar nazi! We will be sure to get that right next time. 

Join us this week as we discuss Kill The Boy [no actual boys were harmed in the making of this PieCast...only metaphorical ones]! We debate who is worse between Ramsay and Roose, the validity of lighting candles in broken towers to call for help, the nuances of Jon's word choices, and whether or not this whole story could end with a Stone Men Utopia. 

As always spoilers are as certain as greyscale! The PieCast is unclean! 

#PieCast: Episode 33: S5E5 Kill The Boy. Featuring Megan, Jenny and Katie. Running Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Episode 32 FireandLunch PieCast S5E4: Sons of the Harpy

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The surprise character death that shook the fandom is front and center in the latest episode of the FireandLunch Piecast! We discuss Season 5 Episode 4: Sons of the Harpy. Stay tuned for the eulogy of the Boldest Knight that ever lived, the excitement of R+L=J, the terror of the Sparrow, more magic portals, predicted arrests, stolen masks and Westeros' Number One Dad!

No worries, we also take time for pie!

And remember to always respect the prophecy: Spoilers are Coming.

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#PieCast: Episode 32: S5E4 Sons of the Harpy. Featuring Jenny, Rachel and Jess. Running Time: 1 hour and 14 minutes.

Episode 31 FireandLunch PieCast S5Ep3: High Sparrow

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Travel through the magic portal and join us for another episode of the PieCast as we delve into Season 5, Episode 3: High Sparrow.


This week we discuss Jon Snow's sexiest move yet, his love of gingers, the cosplay skills of Volantene Brothel workers, happy twitches, and how this is the season of the downfall. 


As always, the spoilers are as consistent as the stubbornness of the one true King of Westeros!

#PieCast: Episode 31: S5Ep3 High Sparrow. Featuring Jess, Jenny and Megan. Running time, 1 hour and 18 minutes. 

Episode 30 FireandLunch PieCast: The House of Black and White

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Pull up a box, grab some wine and join FireandLunch as we discuss Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 2, The House of Black and White!

This week we discuss Smaug cameos, the badassery of Samwell Tarly, and Megan's multitudinous feels. We talk about what's cooking in the North and the South, rejoice at Dany's storyline finally picking up speed, and check in on one Arya Stark and the Sexiest Yoda You Have Ever Seen. 

As always, Here be Spoilers. Enter at your peril. 

#PieCast: Episode 30: S5Ep2 The House of Black and White. Featuring Lauren, Megan, and Katie. Running Time, Approx. 1 Hour

Episode 29 FireandLunch PieCast S5Ep1: The Wars to Come

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Welcome to the first PieCast of Season 5! We finally made it. 


Sit back with your pie, a little late but still tasty, and enjoy.

This week we discuss Rachel's love of poop holes, vomit and eunuchs, Lancel's lack of wig, KEVAN and his fate, Jon the Bastard being awesome, and also share our frustrations with Loras's storyline and Lannister flashbacks. We have a lot of feelings. 

Also, play along at home by counting the number of times Katie gets kicked out of the Brigade and also our Daredevil references! Be sure to check out the Dread Pirate Roberts' new show on Netflix! It's great!

As always, there will be spoilers.

#PieCast: Episode 29: S5Ep1 The Wars to Come. Featuring Megan, Rachel, Jenny, Lauren, Katie, and Jess. Running Time, 1 hour.

Episode 28 FireandLunch PieCast: Season 5 Speculation

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Season 5 of Game of Thrones is almost here! FireandLunch sits down to talk about some of the latest news, the fan opinions on HBO's current marketing team (CAMPFIRE FOREVER) as well as discussions about previews, theories and interviews! Predictions for S5 abound but remember - THIS IS A SPOILER PODCAST!

Also mentioned in this episode: FireandLunch will be attending the Philly Ren Faire on May 16th! You too can attend a new Ren Fair in the Philly area and meet the Mountain himself, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson! Check out the site! 

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#PieCast Episode 28: Season 5 Speculations. Featuring Megan, Rachel, Jenny, Lauren and Jess. Running time: 53 minutes

Episode 27 FireandLunch PieCast: TWOIAF Targ Kings part 2

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FireandLunch finishes up the Targaryen Kings section of The World of Ice and Fire. Part Two covers Daeron I through Aerys II (the post Dragons era of Targ Kings).

We battle thru successions, incredibly stupid theories on wildfire, creepy long nails and a seemingly endless list of tragic mistresses. Will we ever know what happened at Summerhall?

Stay tuned for Spoilers!

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Look at these jerks and their family vacations.

#PieCast Episode 27: The Targaryen Kings Part Two. Featuring Jenny, Lauren and Rachel. Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Episode 26 FireandLunch PieCast: TWOIAF Targ Kings part 1

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FireandLunch continues their read through of The World of Ice and Fire. In this episode they cover the Westerosi reign of the Targaryen Kings. Part One covers Aegon I through Aegon III (the Targs with Dragons).

Have a slice of Pie and get ready to cover the ups and downs of rule by Dragon!

As always, here there be spoilers. And fire. So much fire.
#PieCast Episode 26: The Targaryen Kings Part One. Featuring Jenny of Oldstones, Laeuren* and Rhaech'yl. Running time: 57 minutes.

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*Historians Love Footnotes
** Oh man just look at these guys...

Episode 25 FireandLunch PieCast: The Rains of Castamere

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Would you like to hear the Rains of Castamere?


This week, we take a look back at that delightful massacre that was the Red Wedding episode in Season 3. 

So join us as we eulogize Robb and Catelyn, and discuss trollish Roose Bolton, Walder Frey's happy face, the most convenient bathroom break ever, a Manderly sighting, and our appreciation of Rickon Stark, the Future King of Westeros. We also have a slightly lengthy nerd rage section where we discuss the end of the Talisa problem, the fact that this really should have been a Stark only episode and our sadness over a less badass Jon Snow. 

As always, here there be spoilers. 

#PieCast Episode 25: The Rains of Castamere. Featuring Jenny, Lauren and Megan. Running time: 53 minutes.

Episode 24 FireandLunch Piecast: Ancient History and the Conquest

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FireandLunch is FINALLY going to read and discuss The World of Ice and Fire. This discussion covers the first section of TWOIAF - Ancient History. From the First Men to the Long Night and the Rise and Fall of Valyria. Join the brigade as they roll out the Maester's scrolls!

Spoilers for everything! (Who is reading TWOIAF and complaining about spoilers?)

PS - We had some audio issues on this one (damn you, Skype!). Hopefully you won't notice but please forgive us if you do!

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#PieCast Episode 24: TWOIAF: Ancient History and the Conquest. Featuring Megan, Katie, and Jess. Run time: 1 hour 8 minutes.

Episode 23 FireandLunch PieCast: The Hedge Knight

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Happy New Year! The first episode of 2015 comes to you from the middle of a Snowpocalypse! FireandLunch braves the storm to gather round the fire and discuss the first Dunk and Egg novella, The Hedge Knight. 

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Dear summer child, here there be spoilers!
#PieCast Episode 23: The Hedge Knight. Featuring Rachel, Megan and Jess. Run time: 1 hour

Episode 22 FireandLunch Piecast: Blackwater

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In our last Piecast episode of 2014, Rachel, Jenny, Lauren, Katie and Jess revisit that wine-soaked classic of an episode, Blackwater. We discuss alternative uses of wildfire, the Westerosi equivalent of Santa Claus, and whether this Drunk!Cersei was in fact the gold standard of Drunk!Cerseis. (Spoiler alert: She was.) 

As always, gentle listeners, Here There Be Spoilers. Happy Holidays!
#Piecast Episode 22: Blackwater. Featuring Rachel, Jenny, Lauren, Katie and Jess. Running time: 55 minutes. 

Episode 21FireandLunch PieCast: Floppy Ears and Plot Bunnies

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In this episode of the FireandLunch PieCast Rachel, Jenny, Jess and special guest Elena (Team More Wine, Sir!) take their time with some suggested topics from the FireandLunch tumblr! 


Not at all incoherent discussion is presented in two parts: Part 1 - Fashion in Game of Thrones and what the heck it all means; Part 2 - Our Favorite submitted crackpot theories! In which FireandLunch uncovers the greatest theory of them all!

Keep your third eye open for Spoilers!
#PieCast Episode 21: Floppy Ears and Plot Bunnies. Featuring Rachel, Jenny, Jess and special guest Elena. Running time 1 hr 18 min.

Episode 20 FireandLunch PieCast: Season 5 is the What?!&$@!?

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FireandLunch examines the latest spoilery Game of Thrones Set Photos for S5, reviews GRRM's 92Y Event for "The World of Ice and Fire" and tries to deal with the fact that from here on out we're all Unsullied.

Remember to clap for the professional circus stylings of Kevan Lannister as you pull up a chair and share a slice of pie!
As always there will be Spoilers!
#PieCast:Episode 20: Season 5 is the What?!&$@!? Featuring Rachel, Jenny, Lauren, Katie and Jess. Running Time 59 min.

Episode 19 FireandLunch PieCast: New York Comic Con Wrap Up

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Oh look! The pie!


This week, the Ladies of FireandLunch discuss our experiences at New York Comic Con. We talk choking chickens, the merkin man, meeting our literary heroes, or life ruiners as the case may be, dressing up as obscure book characters and overzealous security guards.


Mostly, we are generally ridiculous as we tend to be.


And really, Cary Elwes, Rachel is still waiting for that water.


Probably not too many spoilers unless you've never seen the Princes Bride, but you've been warned anyway.


#PieCast: Episode 19: New York Comic Con Wrap Up. Featuring Jess, Rachel, Jenny, Lauren, Katie and Megan. Running time, 52 minutes