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.