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Who Gave Birth to Jon Snow?

In Episode 4 of House Slate, hosts Marc Faletti and Amanda Marcotte dig into the biggest mystery in the Game of Thrones universe: Jon Snow’s parentage. Is Jon the product of rape? Or a loving, if clandestine, affair? Or is he, boringly, the son of Ned and some tavern wench? (No.)

Sunday night’s episode took viewers to Dorne where, though he doesn’t know it, Jon was born. How is Dorne different from the rest of the Seven Kingdoms? Why are people so sexually liberated there? And what does this have to do with Jon Snow’s mother and father? All these questions are explored this week’s House Slate.