Thanks, Set! Very interesting, indeed. "Sopranos in middle earth"...haha that's about right!
intriguing comments at the end of the podcast when he discusses the chapter in A Storm of Swords
and his difficulty in writing it. I'm 99.9999% sure we know what that was about, even though he was careful of spoilers.
On a less positive note, I got the impression from his remarks that we won't be seeing book 6 any time soon. And, that's ok. Although I probably fit his 'ravenous fan' description, I have plenty of great books in my to-be-read list to tide me over.