About This Episode
Dragons, Violence, and Magic – What mega-hit TV series has all that and more? We’re talking about Game of Thrones with Neil deGrasse Tyson and cast member Isaac Hempstead Wright. Isaac tells Neil about what it’s been like to “grow up” on Game of Thrones, his character Bran Stark, his interests in physics, and the geekiest thing he’s ever done. You’ll hear about direwolves, the role magic played during the Middle Ages, the historical connections found in Game of Thrones (including what might be the real life inspiration for “The Wall” and the Red Wedding), Bran Stark’s abilities to see into the past and the future, real-life mind-control abilities found in nature, and the relationship between religion and scientific advancement.