UNT POD: Faculty experts, students weigh in on Game of Thrones for new UNT podcast

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UNT POD Episode 1:
May 17, 2019
“The Many-Faced Pod: How ‘Thrones’ Changed the Game”
Written by: Erin Cristales


In this episode of UNT POD, our University of North Texas faculty experts -- along with some student superfans -- take a look at the impact of Game of Thrones as the series finale looms. “They’re gonna break our hearts,” UNT student Macie Alberth says. “That’s the whole point, I guess.”

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How GoT embraced universe-building, big-budget storytelling
  • Favorite scenes and characters
  • Its depiction of zombies
  • Its political storytelling
  • Its characterization of Daenerys Targaryen
  • Predictions headed into the final episode

Featured in this episode are:

  • Harry Benshoff, professor of media arts
  • Ashley English, assistant professor of political science and expert in gender in politics
  • Brian Lain, associate professor of communication studies, director of debate, and award-winning instructor of UNT’s “Zombies in Rhetoric” course
  • Macie Alberth, UNT student and organizer of the Legends Hall-based Game of Thrones watch parties
  • Celeste Kelly, UNT student and GoT fan
  • Christina Jone, UNT student and GoT fan

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  • Tell us about your favorite characters of moments from GoT by connecting with us on Twitter @UNTSocial or on Instagram @UNT.


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