I'm just looking for a show that will intelligently recap each episode and maybe dive into a little background or history of the people/concepts being discussed.
I made it through 14 minutes and that was about enough for me. For the first like 8 minutes they talk about how much people hated the first version of their S1E1 show and then read some reviews.
When they actually do start, you better hope you have a thorough knowledge of this world or you'll think everyone's name is "guy". Instead using the characters names it's "this guy", "that guy", and "the noble guy".
They go on to speculate why "noble guy" (Ser Waymar Royce) could have been sent to the wall, guessing he must have done something bad. I think someone does finally mention it's because he could be the youngest, but it's drowned out by the rest of the cast throwing around increasingly silly theories.
This was our first intro to the Nights Watch and I guess I was hoping for more. I wanted them to tell me that the youngest nobles would join for the chance to make something of themselves. I wanted them to educate me about how they could move up the ranks and gain the leadership/respect only typically given to their big bros. I wanted to hear that taking the black was once considered an honorable path to take, and that the north still considers it to be so (aka why baby bro Royce is there).
I don't know man, am I asking for too much? I like to listen to these shows while doing other activities. I remembered "that guy" (Will) but I had to google "noble guy" (Waymar). I'm getting premonitions of finding myself elbow deep in dish water, cursing my faulty memory as I'm given 1/3 of the whole story. That's no way to live your life man.
P.S. Props to the lady for saying that the wall is 700ft high. This podcast seems to take on a central theme of being unprepared so it's cool that she remembered it on the fly.