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Podcast on the Politics of "Game of Thrones"

Harvard Kennedy School Prof. Christopher Robichaud interviews me on this topic for his "This Week in Dystopia" podcast series.


In this recent podcast, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Christopher Robichaud interviews me about a variety of burning issues related to the politics of Game of Thrones. The podcast is part of his This Week in Dystopia series. Among the many pressing issues covered are the institutional flaws of Westeros' political system, possible explanations for the continent's longstanding economic stagnation, why the politics of science fiction and fantasy worlds matters, and why Jon Snow is an absolutely terrible political and military leader (though he is undoubtedly a brave and decent man).

For those interested, this post has links to my previous writings on the politics of Game of Thrones.