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We take a book, split it into a few pieces, then podcast about it. Listen to us get to grips with some of your favourite old classics or pick up something new and read along with us!

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We read A Game of Thrones (the book) in 10 episodes (with the TV show). And it has come to this. Houses fall. Bastards (utter, utter bastards) end up on the throne. And a Dothraki barbecue gets seriously out of hand. But we're not finished! Our epic gallop through A Song of Ice and Fire continues later this week with Part 1 of Book 2 - A Clash of Kings. It's not over yet, not by the length of a long sword. Who's your favourite murderous psycho, your capo de tutti manipulative monarchs? What have you loved and hated about the book? And where are we going next? Email us: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or tweet us up: @sharkliveroil.

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January 27, 2014

A Game Of Thrones 9: Baelor

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Well, well, well. Get your hankies out, ladies and gentlemen, as we say a fond farewell to one, and possibly two very well loved characters. Matt and Dave are here to help you through the pain. Download, listen, tell your friends. If you don't, you might just end up like one of the lamb men of the lazarene.. Shark Liver Oil is a podcast about books. We take each one, break it down into bite size chunks and discuss it page by page. It's the most in depth discussion of the Game of Thrones novels that you'll find in a podcast.* 

If you've any comments to make on the cast or the book, email sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @sharkliveroil 
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We read 'A Game of Thrones' by George RR Martin, in ten TV-sized chunks. This week it's part 8, 'The Pointy End', and we're rocketing around Westeros faster than a blue-eyed zombie monster thing can rip yer head off. We're learning battle tactics, the worst threat you can make about someone's manhood, and the lyrical beauty of Dothraki pillow-talk - join us! Get in touch sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or on Twitter: @sharkliveroil.

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It's all about power plays on this week's Shark Liver Oil. Big Ned Stark decides to make his move on the Iron Throne - but can he outwit the sly and ruthless Lannisters? We discuss the folly of mercy, the dangers of boar-baiting and why you should always be extra careful when you're just a few days from retirement. Shark Liver Oil is a podcast about books. We take each one, break it down into bite size chunks and discuss it page by page. It's the most in depth discussion of the Game of Thrones novels that you'll find in a podcast.* If you've any comments to make on the cast or the book, email sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @sharkliveroil *probably

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The pedal is firmly on the metal, and it's staying there as we hurtle into part 6 of A Game of Thrones. What crimes must Tyrion confess? What similarities are there between a Horse-Lord's capital city and the British Museum? And what inspiring words can one expect to hear at a Westerosi graduation ceremony? All this and more will be answered as we continue to romp through this fantastic book. Hope you enjoy it - if you've got any questions to ask/points to make/rotten fruit to throw at us, catch us on Twitter: @sharkliveroil or by email: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.

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Uh oh.. The shit's about to hit the fan as the irrepressible force of House Lannister meets the immovable object of House Stark. We'll be discussing lance busting jousts, badass grandpas and terrifying braziers (there fiery kind). And we end the cast on the most dramatic cliffhanger yet - a bloody fight to the death in the rain soaked streets of Kings Landing. As Ray Arnold said in Jurassic Park.. "Hold on to your butts!" Shark Liver Oil is a podcast about books. We take each one, break it down into bite size chunks and discuss it page by page. It's the most in depth discussion of the Game of Thrones novels that you'll find in a podcast.* If you've any comments to make on the cast or the book, email sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @sharkliveroil 

*probably
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Merry Christmas!! During this season of goodwill it's the perfect time to do a podcast focussing on the most downtrodden in Westeros. Part 4 of Shark Liver Oil's coverage of George RR Martin's Game Of Thrones will talk about everything from Westerosi kids with no legitimate dad to Westerosi pensioners with no legitimate stories to tell. And it ends with a big political move that could be a "game (of thrones) changer." It's going to be more fun than a drunken horse race down the Street of Sisters. If you've any comments to make on the book or the cast, send them to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil

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December 15, 2013

A Game Of Thrones 3: Lord Snow

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Back on the attack like two macs in a sack, it's part three of Shark Liver Oil's coverage of George RR Martin's beast - A Game of Thrones. Matt and Dave will be up at the wall as Jon Snow makes some new friends and down in Kings Landing as Ned Stark sizes up some new "colleagues." It's like the first day of school. With swords. If you've any comments to make about the book or the cast send them to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on twitter @sharkliveroil. Bosh.

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Saddle up the horses and sharpen your blade as Shark Liver Oil takes a little journey down the Kingsroad. In this part we read all the way from Bran's big drop to Lady's big finish. Along the way, we'll talk about squabbling siblings, a king without power and the triumphant real life version of Hot Springs House. This is part 2 of a 10 part podcast about George RR Martin's novel, A Game Of Thrones. We compare it to the HBO series but primarily discuss the book version. If you've any comments to make on the book or the cast, get them to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or tweet us on @sharkliveroil

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Wrap up warm kids, because Winter is truly coming. Matt and Dave embark on their journey through George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones. We get drunk with John Snow, cower in fear of cookie monster zombies and take an immediate dislike to an annoying little prince called Joffrey. If you're reading along with us, this cast covers the book from the prologue to page 81, which is the end of one of Bran's chapters. Read up to there but go no further! And remember, a party's not a party until Benjen Stark shows up with a bong. If you've any comments on the book or the cast, get them in to the usual place: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or @sharkliveroil on twitter.

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November 4, 2013

A Game of Thrones: Introcast

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It’s time for a new book! And it’s a monster - we take on George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones. Eventually, we’ll cover the whole of his A Song of Ice and Fire, following along behind it like a gambolling jester behind a marauding army. Because that’s what we do. We’ll be posting the first part of our coverage soon, but let this introcast whet your appetite for swords, lords and wars abroad. Or in Westeros. Whatever. Read along with us, up to page 82, and let us know what you think - sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, and Twitter @sharkliveroil. Strap on your armour, unsheath your sword and let’s get medieval.

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