Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Thrones, Fever Dreams, Bar Mitzvahs, and More

Chris Ryan and I had a lot on our table this week. Luckily, we got a good deal on the factory showroom model of Stannis Baratheon’s conference room-sized Stratego board. In this week’s podcast, we talk about Stannis’s power-grab in Game of Thrones (1:00), as well as Mad Men’s fever dreams (12:35) and The Wire creator David Simon’s contentious quotes (22:15). We also big-upped HBO’s new series Girls (29:55) and broke down Rembert Browne’s excellent essay on Drake finally becoming a man (35:25). This led to bar mitzvah memories of free fuzzy socks and doing the cabbage patch and, eventually, a quick take on the return of Kanye West (42:25). L’chaim! Manischewitz shots for everyone!

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Andy Greenwald is a staff writer for Grantland.

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