It’s hard to believe that Game of Thrones is really ending. For the last eight years, HBO’s fantasy drama has dominated television, sparking a wave of internet devotion, fan theories, and global obsession. After surpassing the incomplete George R.R. Martin book series on which it's based, the show entered brand-new territory, where even seasoned readers have no idea what’s next. Sad as it may be that it’s all wrapping up, it’s never been a better or more exciting time to be a fan of this densely populated fictional world.
But it’s been a long time since we’ve had new Thrones, but finally, after a year-and-a-half, the eighth and final season arrived with a bang. The realities of HBO programming mean that you have to wait a whole week between episodes, which is a long time to go without any new Thrones-related content. That's why you'll need a few of these podcasts in your life until it all ends in May 2019.
To help you figure out which one is most worth your time and why, here's a guide to 16 of the best Game of Thrones podcasts out there, with a breakdown of what makes them unique and why you should listen.