Episode 14 – Just Google Mike Pence

It’s been almost three weeks but we’re back! We talked about the delay to the upcoming Game of Thrones season and the handful of Emmy nominations the show received. We then dive into world events, like the failed coup in Turkey, before turning our attention to the state of the U.S. presidential election. We close with a discussion on the Pokemon Go! phenomenon and the recent sale of the UFC for $ billion. Thanks for being patience with us as we took some time off for the 4th of July and life, but we’ll be back on a regular schedule soon! Thanks as always for listening!

Episode 13 – The Winds of Winter

In this episode, we wrap up the Game of Thrones season with our discussion of “The Winds of Winter.” Cersei pretty much eliminates all her King’s Landing threats in grand fashion, Jon is anointed KINGINDANORF by Young Lady Lyanna Mormont, and Daenerys finally sets sail with the largest fleet and army in the known world (though the Night’s King might have something to say about that). We briefly touch on some of our thoughts where the story will go in the future, but we try to keep the discussion on Episode 10. Feel free to share your thoughts with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bicoastalpodcast. Thanks for listening this during the season and stay tuned for what comes next for Bicoastal Podcast.

Episode 12 – Battle of the Bastards

In this episode, we take an in-depth look at “Battle of the Bastards,” the penultimate episode of Season 6 of Game of Thrones. Topics discussed include Sansa’s treatment of Jon regarding her hidden Army, what Dany and all her boats mean for the Mereneese knot, and the demise of the Lord of Winterfell. We spend that last bit of the episode discussing many of the possibilities for Episode 10 – “The Winds of Winter” – and where everyone might end up at the end of the season. Thanks for listening to our latest episode.

Friday Video Dump

Welcome back to our weekly sharing of videos from the week!

Per usual, in a recent podcast, Al and I discussed the upcoming episode of Game of thrones, which in this case is called “Battle of the Bastards.” At the time, HBO hadn’t released their typically vague synopsis, but now they have: Ramsay surprises his audience. Jon retaliates. Dany is true to her word. (I’ve also seen it elsewhere as “Terms of surrender are rejected and accepted,” and I can’t confirm with HBO right now, so who knows. Either way, it appears we might get at least a bit in Mereen, with rumors around that Dany and Yara meet. But the official trailer is very heavy on the Battle for Winterfell, as you can see here:

For the second half of this week’s videos, I wanted to share some videos relating to the tragedy in Orlando on Sunday morning, which Al and I also discussed in a special episode this week. The videos are all powerful in their own way, so I urge you to take a look and remember what happened this past weekend.

The first video is a CNN’s Anderson Cooper reading the names of the victims as the opening to a show earlier this week. It helps take the victims from mere numbers to the actual people that they were:

The second is a speech given by Utah’s Republican Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox at the candelight vigil that was held in Salt Lake on Monday evening:

Finally, a touching story from Democratic Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut. Senator Murphy led a filibuster in the Senate earlier this week in hopes to get some gun legislation considered, and ended the filibuster by telling a touching story about a couple of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting:

These videos were things that made the rounds this week, and I personally felt that they were important to share here.

Thanks as always for listening and we look forward to sharing our thoughts about Game of Thrones next week!

Episode 11 – Love For Orlando

With 49 dead, and 53 wounded, the mass shooting at Pulse night club in Orlando in the early morning of June 12th is the deadliest mass shooting in American history. In this special episode, Al and I have a discussion about the tragic events in Orlando over the weekend and discuss what sensible gun control would look like in this country. There are a lot of things we agree on, but this wasn’t about politics; it was about two friends talking through their feelings about the past weekend. Please share your thoughts if you’d like, but more importantly, be kind to one another.

Episode 10 – No One

In this episode, Al and I discuss “No One,” the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. We try to figure out what exactly happened in Braavos, what Cersei’s next move might be, and new developments in Mereen. Then, with no idea what next week will be about because of a lack of synopsis from HBO, we try to figure out what all the various images from the trailer mean for “Battle of the Bastards.” As always, thanks for listening and let us know what you think!

Friday Video Dump

We’re back with another Friday Video Dump. In our last podcast, Al and I talked about Episode 7, but we also discussed what we are expecting from Episode 8. In today’s video dump, I figured I’d give you the trailer for Sunday per usual, but also a YouTuber’s interpretation of the trailer as well, in hopes that you will get some new perspective on the upcoming episode.

Here’s the HBO trailer:

And here’s TheWhyGuy with his interpretation of the same trailer and what he expects. (Some NSFW language in his video).

His thoughts really opened my eyes to some new posibilities, pointing out some things that I hadn’t even considered, so it will be an interesting watch on Sunday. The episode on Sunday is expected to fill the entire hour, so I’m sure there will be plenty of developments as we lead up to the penultimate episode on the 19th.

Until next time…

Episode 9 – The Broken Man

In this episode, we talk about “The Broken Man,” Episode 7 and the reappearance of a couple of favorite characters. We have Sandor Clegane, in his first appearance since the end of Season 4, in the Riverlands with the smallfolk building a church with Brother Ray (played expertly by Ian McShane). Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully makes his first appearance on screen since the Red Wedding and parlays with Jaime Lannister, who arrives in the Riverlands with his right hand man Bronn, who himself was back for the first time since the end of last season. We also talked about Sansa’s mystery letter and the attempted murder of Arya Stark in Braavos. Then, in previewing Episode 8 – entitled “No One” – we discussed how Arya leaves Braavos behind and how the Riverlands plotlines might resolve themselves.

Thanks as always for listening!

Friday Video Dump

We’re back (a little late) for this week’s Friday Video Dump!

Per usual, and as we discussed in our most recent episode, here is the preview trailer for Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, which is called “A Broken Man:”

Also, I meant to post these in conjunction with the podcast in which they were discussed, but I got busy and forgot. In case you missed it, Al and I discussed summer movies and which ones we would make a special effort to see in theaters if we had unlimited free time.

First up is our choice for Movie of the Summer – Suicide Squad (Out August 5th):

(Note: I picked this one because of the song choice) Continue reading “Friday Video Dump”

Episode 8 – Blood of My Blood

In this episode, we discuss the recent developments from Episode 6 – “Blood of My Blood” – and what it all means for the major players involved. We talk about how it is nice to see some long gone characters return to the fray, as well as an introduction of a new character that lives up to the hype. Then, as we preview Episode 7 – “The Broken Man” – we cover a lot of ground on what is happening in the Riverlands with the much anticipated return of another long-lost character, as well as how things might play out for Sansa, Jon Snow, and Davos in the North. Sorry in advance for any audio quality issues; it may just be time to upgrade some of the technology.

Thanks as always for listening.