Radio Atlantic: What Game of Thrones Has Taught Us About Politics

Lessons from the hit HBO series, and from other recent pop culture and fiction

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"Winter is coming," they warned us, and the seventh season of Game of Thrones might have proved them right. But no one mentioned that winter in Westeros would coincide with so many troubling events in real-world politics. In this episode, Megan Garber, staff writer for The Atlantic, joins Radio Atlantic cohosts Alex Wagner and Matt Thompson for a conversation about lessons from the show, and other recent pop culture.

Two things to note:

  • If you're not a Game of Thrones fan, or don't want to be spoiled, worry not: The second segment of our conversation (around the 16:30 mark) turns from the show to discuss recent movies, books, and TV shows with political lessons to offer.
  • If you are a Game of Thrones fan, be forewarned: we discuss spoilers up to and including the final episode of season 7.