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UBS Podcast HotD 1×08 Review – Toastmasters

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Julia, Kylie, and Caroline reunite with Musa after six four years for an awkward family dinner where they toast the 8th episode of House of the Dragon, “The Lord of the Tides”. Musa agrees Targs are boring with the exception of one particular edgelord.

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The intro & outro saltarello is performed by Stary Olsa from their album “Liep​š​aje (The Best​)​”, which is available for purchase on Bandcamp.

Episode Breakdown

  • 0:00 – Introduction & recap
  • 22:10 – Julia wants to spoil Fire and Blood
  • 20:00 – Mullets and age-bending
  • 24:00 – Marie de’ Medici and wall porn
  • 34:21 – The Alicent that was promised
  • 40:00 – Questionable online discourse
  • 57:47 – Musa hates boring Targs
  • 1:04:45 – Rhaenys needs to monologue her motivations
  • 1:13:00 – Stupid prophecy dagger is stupid
  • 1:20:15 – Helaena is thinkin’ about bugs
  • 1:35:00 – Family dinner of fun
  • 1:46:10 – Julia reads from her Kobo
  • 1:53:53 – Dramatic irony happens!
  • 2:03:03 – Highlights/lowlights

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  • Kylie is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals on a mission to slay all the tropes. She has a penchant for complex familial dynamics and is easily pleased when authors include in-depth business details.

  • Julia is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals with far too many hobbies and complex emotions. She may or may not be an actual Martell.

  • Caroline is a lawyer by day, geeky media fan and critic by night, afternoon, and lunch hour. Caroline enjoys long walks on quiet beaches so she can mentally over-analyze fictional characters and settings, and candlelit dinners that don't cause a glare on her TV screen.

  • Musa is a semi-professional shut-in and aspiring filmmaker currently in his final year of undergrad. The looming abyss of reality after college terrifies him so he just chooses to ignore its presence.

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