While Game of Thrones is a critically acclaimed television show, the program has sparked controversy over its use of nudity and violence. Airing on HBO, the show follows the violent power struggle between multiple families in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos.
With Game of Thrones beginning its final two-part season on Sunday, July 16th, we are exploring the influence and larger themes depicted in the show.
- Christopher Rugaber, economics reporter, Associated Press, co-host of Wealth of Westeros
- Sean O’Sullivan, director of Project Narrative, The Ohio State University
- Travis Langley, editor, Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors
- Tricia Bobeda, co-host of the Nerdette Podcast at WBEZ