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We read books, then talk about them in chunks - listen to us get to grips with some of your favourite old classics or pick up something new and read along with us!

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MOCK YEAH ING YEAH BIRD YEAH! That's exactly how Petyr Baelish announces himself, in his head. Externally, to the surprise of absolutely no-one, he is one creepy motha ucka, a poster-boy for Westeros' Stranger Danger campaign. But does Sansa pay attention? Does she hell. Also this time out, a positive feast of plot, featuring dramatic deaths left right and centre, and we're right up with it, sword hands a-go-go. This is the end of our coverage of A Song of Ice and Fire (till next time), and it's been an epic haul through this epic world. We're having a bit of a break for the next few weeks, but we'll be back like a bullet with Watchmen before you know it. As ever, get in touch and tell us what you think about all thiz shiz: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or @sharkliveroil on twitter. Yeah? Yeah!

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We’ve reached the penultimate part of our coverage of A Storm of Swords, and this shit just keeps getting more real. Today’s real: Danaerys gets a job with Oxfam; the mating rituals of the Westerosi knobhead; and a massive tactical oversight by Mance Rayder, involving stairs. Also Dave creates a word: chivalrouslessness. Shut up, it totally makes sense. As ever, get in touch by email: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or on Twitter: @sharkliveroil. Love ya.

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We're galloping through our coverage of George RR Martin's A Storm of Swords; today, we're finding out how justice is done in Westeros. Short version: brutally. Also this week we see knights ad-lib (badly), and discover the only bedroom in existence where Barry White has nothing to offer. We've lit a dung fire specially for you; come in and take the weight off. As ever, you can get in touch by email: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or on Twitter: @sharkliveroil.

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It's part 10 of our coverage, and Westeros is shaking with grief at their loss. No they're not, they're carrying on much as they were before. That means BATTLES, and also POLITICS and of course who could forget THE INCEST. Who indeed. Featuring Emo Jaime and the tragic end of everyone's favourite employee-employer bromance with the parting of Tyrion and Bronn, as well as the possibility that George RR Martin is a scholar of Greek literature who speaks like an Oxford don. As always, get in touch via email: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or on Twitter: @sharkliveroil

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If you come at the king.. you best not miss. Find out what happens when Westeros throws the bloodiest wedding since the last bloodiest wedding. Joffrey and Myrcella enjoy a shindig that will live long in the memory. If only Hello Magazine had been there for the photo rights.. If you've any comments on the cast or the book get them in to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or on twitter @sharkliveroil

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Part 8 of our coverage of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire trilogy: in which Jon Snow shits all over Robin Hood (figuratively speaking), Stannis sticks his fingers in his ears and goes 'laaalaaalaaalaaaaIcan'tHEARyou...', and we manfully avoid Matt's Bunker Full Of Plot Spoilers. Also featuring an unexpected martial use for Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tube Men. As ever, get in touch on Twitter: @sharkliveroil, and by email: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.

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Uh oh...It's part 7 of Shark Liver Oil's coverage of A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin. This one's called The Rains of Castamere and it's all about what will come to be known as 'The Red Wedding'. I know, I know, it's hard. But Matt and Dave are here to share your pain - because misery really does love company...Spoiler Alert - We discuss bad things in this episode and if you're reading the books/watching the series and haven't yet come to an event called The Red Wedding.... beware! As ever, get your feedback into us at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter: @sharkliveroil

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Our romp through George RR Martin's A Storm of Swords continues as we encounter the Westerosi version of 24-hour news, discover how to fight a war and stay a man of peace (involving morningstars), and the encounter the strange similarities between Jaime Lannister and a certain Ron Burgundy. Always first with the cultural commentary you can't do without, that's us.

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We're at the halfway point of George RR Martin's A Storm Of Swords. We question the wisdom of the Nights Watch selection process, we enjoy a load of big set piece actions sequences (the hound v beric, the old bear v the mutineers, the real bear v jaime) and we delight in the Mr Burns echoing way that you can say... release the Hound!! Feedback on the book or the cast? We want it from you! Send your thoughts to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com find us on twitter @sharkliveroil and we're on Facebook - just search for Shark Liver Oil Podcast!

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It's our fourth part of Shark Liver Oil's journey through GRRM's A Storm Of Swords. In this part Jon and Ygritte find Hot Springs House, we hear a tale about a young Ned Stark, and guest podcaster Oliver helps us compile the top five worst ways to die in Westeros. There ain't no party like a Greatjohn party.. As ever get you feedback in to us at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or on twitter @sharkliveroil

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It's the part of the book that goes along with Season 3 of Game of Thrones, around episodes 4 and 5 (but possible spoilers for later episodes too).

We're reading from a chapter about Sam, starting with 'Sobbing, he took another step', all the way to a chapter about Bran, starting with 'No roads ran through the twisting mountain valleys'. That's page 236 to page 331 in the paperback and Kindle edition of 'Steel and Snow'.

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NOT ONLY dark wings BUT ALSO dark words; also featuring the slow rise of Tyrion Lannister AND an historic occurence: Arya Stark does something other than go for a walk!

Also Dave resists the temptation to say 'The Lamb Men of the Lazaerene' closely into the microphone.

We're reading from a chapter featuring Bran, starting 'The ridge slanted sharply from the earth', to a chapter about Sam (BOSH, new POV character bonus!) starting 'Sobbing, Sam took another step.' It's roughly episode 2 and 3 of season 2 of Game of Thrones, with a bit from episode 1 - but this is the book.

As ever, get in touch on Twitter: @sharkliveroil, or via email: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.

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We're covering George RR Martin's third book in his Ice and Fire series - A Storm of Swords! In this part we check in with a few familiar faces and meet a few new ones like Mance Rayder and the Queen of Thorns. This Shark Liver Oil covers material from the start of Storm Of Swords as far as p122. When you get to a chapter about Bran which begins "The ridge slanted slightly..." stop reading! As ever send your feedback in to sharkliveoilpodcast@gmail.com or @sharkliveroil on twitter.

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