The Boiled Leather Audio Hour meets A Podcast of Ice and Fire and NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME! For our latest episode, Stefan and I are joined by our very special guest Amin, co-host of the mother of all ASoIaF/Game of Thrones podcasts, A Podcast of Ice and Fire. Together we’re taking on “Southron Ambitions,” Stefan’s provocative essay for The Tower of the Hand, which takes its title from the words of the supremely pissed-off Lady Barbrey Dustin in A Dance with Dragons. If you recall, Lady Dustin blames the end of her love affair with Brandon Stark on his father, who promised him to Catelyn Tully; she in turn blames Rickard’s maester, Walys Flowers of Hightower, for sowing the seeds of ambition in Rickard, leading him to attempt to marry off his kids to the scions of great Southern houses rather than to his own vassals, as is customary. Is the good Lady right to suspect a scheme? If so, what might it have been? Read Stefan’s essay, then listen up and see what you think!