Gear up for more dragons, drama, blood, and betrayals with a new show from the Games of Thrones franchise. The Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, premieres on August 21, based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, covering Targaryen history. This family ruled Westeros, and the storyline takes place 200 years before Game of Thrones. “The Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon” is a companion listen for die-hard fans and new watchers just tuning in for the new series.
On weekly episodes, hosts Jason Concepcion (Crooked Media’s “X-Ray Vision,” The Ringer’s “Binge Mode”) and Greta Johnsen (WBEZ’s “Nerdette”) go behind the scenes and dive into the show’s creation. They’ll unpack the series, answer fan questions, share opinions, analyze episodes, and interview cast and crew. Stream this new HBO Max podcast from the beginning to dive into the fandom with episodes averaging less than an hour long.
Jason and Greta presented an overview of Houses Targaryen, Velaryon, Hightower, and some key players – useful context for fans before streaming the new series. They also gave some Dothraki language lessons and shared reactions from the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
Jason attended Comic-Con and shared his conversations with Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen) and Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen) on the podcast.
In another episode, join Jason and Greta’s Westeros walking tour on the second podcast episode that maps key locations useful for fans to get familiar with before watching House of the Dragon. Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon, a.k.a. The Sea Snake) stopped by to share his history and connection with Game of Thrones. He also compared and contrasted his character with those in Game of Thrones.
“The Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon” is produced by HBO Max in collaboration with iHeartRadio and Crooked Media. Tune in all season long for new episodes.