Game of Thrones // Parallels in History: Episode 1 – The Wall(s)
Special guest Andy Smyser, an expert on ancient Roman history, joins Tommy and Averill to talk about walls – specifically, the Wall separating Westeros from Wildling country, and Hadrian’s Wall separating the tamed Roman parts of Britannia from the wild Scottish lowlands and highlands. The premier of the sixth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is April 24th – feed your GoT obsession with our discussions of some of the Game of Thrones parallels in history!
Smyser, Andrew. “Religion as Lived Experience.” Masters Thesis, University of Missouri, 2011.