HBO Max Launches Game of Thrones Podcast Ahead of Upcoming Prequel

By Jessica Lerner 

HBO Max is launching a Game of Thrones podcast, titled The Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon.

Launching Aug. 3, Jason Concepcion and Greta Johnsen will be the hosts of the new podcast series, which will include interviews with members of the cast, crew, and famous Game of Thrones fans.

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and House of the Dragon stars will be featured guests.


Fans of Game of Thrones can listen to the podcast to brush up on history, houses, characters and locations before the release of the upcoming Game of Throne prequel House of the Dragon.

The podcast will also offer in-depth analysis and interviews discussing and theorizing after each new episode. It will keep releasing new episodes after the season has concluded and will cover all facets of the Game of Thrones fandom.

“Our goal is to create a space where all fans – whether they’ve been watching for 10 years or 10 weeks – can truly immerse themselves in all things ‘Game of Thrones’ and maybe even learn something new from the folks who brought it to life,” said Concepcion in a statement.

“We’re very excited to welcome listeners back into a world full of Thrones-ian drama, deceit, and delight,” added Johnsen.

“We consistently hear from viewers that they want to discuss and dissect our programming after watching it,” said Michael Gluckstadt, director of podcast content for HBO Max, in a statement. “By investing in podcasts, we’re able to extend the conversation beyond the show and engage fans on a deeper level, enhancing the overall storytelling experience. With ‘The Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon,’ fans can continue to unpack not just a single show, but the entire world of Westeros.”