How the Game of Thrones finale relates to Brexit and other current events.

Can’t Talk Politics Without Fighting? Game of Thrones Is a Great Code for Current Events.

Can’t Talk Politics Without Fighting? Game of Thrones Is a Great Code for Current Events.

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June 30 2016 11:13 AM
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What’s Brexit Got to Do With Game of Thrones?

The Culture Gabfest says the show’s finale is more timely than ever.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and David Bradley in Game of Thrones.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and David Bradley in Game of Thrones.

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This week, Game of Thrones’ newest season went out with a bang and killed off a slew of characters. For Wednesday’s edition of the Culture Gabfest’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Julia Turner debriefs on the finale and—in true Game of Thrones styleousts her usual co-hosts to make room for TV critic Willa Paskin and culture editor Dan Kois. With Brexit, the 2016 presidential election, and the parade of other current events lately, some say the signature chaos in Game of Thrones is more symbolic than ever. What do the hosts think? Keep listening and find out.

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