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House Slate, Episode 5: The 8,000-Year Battle Against the White Walkers

Northerners have a lot of sayings: “The North remembers.” “Winter is coming.” “There must always be a Stark in Winterfell.” There’s actually a very good reason for this going back to the Long Night, the first time the White Walkers came south of the wall.

House Slate hosts Marc Faletti and Amanda Marcotte dive into the history of the Starks—why they’ve been there so long and why people are so loyal to them. Marc and Amanda also explore the Boltons. Who are they, and why are they so keen on having Winterfell?