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Episode 136: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN VII: “The Dark Knight (Part 2)”

Episode 136: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN VII: “The Dark Knight (Part 2)”

November 23, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Catelyn riddles in the dark with Gollum/Jaime and discovers the horrible truth behind the backstory.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about the rules of the game and how playing this game demonstrates the arrested development of these Robert's Rebellion-era characters

- Gape at Jaime for his casual admissions of truth and how Jaime is denying Catelyn catharsis with his admissions

- Talk about vows and how it displays the rotten system of Westeros

- Get our eyes opened specifically to the type of king that Jaime kingslayed

- Sympathize with Jaime (of all people) because even when he tells the truth to Catelyn, she dismisses him as a kinslayer.

- Debate about whether Catelyn was correct to release Jaime for Sansa.

 

Next week: We're back in Winterfell with Theon as he continues to rule justly and nobly ... or makes a botch of it while having nightmares and getting owned by his sister again. And we'll be joined by a brand new special guest: Alisha Benton!|

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 135: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN VII: “The Dark Knight, (Part 1)”

Episode 135: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN VII: “The Dark Knight, (Part 1)”

November 16, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Catelyn deals with the apparent deaths of her younger sons by talking to a sympathetic friend: Jaime Lannister? Do I have that right…?
 
This week, we: 
 

- Trace Catelyn's story from the explosion of colors at the start of ACOK to midnight at the end.

- Marinate in Catelyn's grief over Bran and Rickon

- Hold hands with Hoster Tully as Catelyn confesses she just wants an end to the bloodshed and for Robb to be safe

- Come to Jaime Lannister's cell armed with a sword.

- Analyze the structure of Robb Stark's marriage to Jeyne Westerling and talk about whether it was good (it was not)

 

Next week: Gollum--I mean Jaime offers some riddles in the dark.

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 134: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION XII: “Ashes to Ashes”

Episode 134: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION XII: “Ashes to Ashes”

November 9, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Tyrion faces his most frightening challenge yet: dinner with his big sister Cersei. 
 
This week, we: 
 

- Filter the news of Bran and Rickon's "deaths" through the Lannister dynamics

- Take apart the Tyrion-Cersei relationship and how they race each other to the bottom

- Run down the checklist of Lannister problems prior to the Battle of Blackwater

- Take stock of the price paid by powerless women for Lannister dysfunction

- Delve into how Tyrion tries and fails to bury his sins with Shae

Next week: Catelyn steps into the void to face Jaime in ACOK Catelyn VII (Part 1)!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 133: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON VII: “The Hills Have Eyes” ft. Stefan Sasse!

Episode 133: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON VII: “The Hills Have Eyes” ft. Stefan Sasse!

November 2, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Jon Snow gets some practical education from Qhorin Halfhand and some … weird education from his brother Bran.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Continue on the march through the Frostfangs and point out the Tolkien influence on these Jon chapters

- Examine Qhorin Halfhand, his mentorship of Jon and why Jon has to learn and also reject Qhorin's teachings about the wildlings.

- Get into the weirwoods with Jon and Ghost and try to figure out what's happening in this weird-ass scene

- Talk about Dalbridge sacrificing himself and how this example inspires Jon for the rest of his arc

- Damn Jon's Season 2 arc and talk overall about Jon's story for all the books.

Next week: We're back in King's Landing with Tyrion and Cersei. Should be a fun time. (It's not).

 

The Boiled Leather Audio Hour: https://boiledleatheraudiohour.tumblr.com/ 

Stefan's twitter: https://twitter.com/StefanSasse 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 132: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA IV: “Smoke on the Water”

Episode 132: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA IV: “Smoke on the Water”

October 26, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, everything is on fire and all Sansa wants is someone trustworthy to talk to, but instead she has Dontos, Sandor, and Cersei. Oh, and in case all that wasn’t enough, she just got her first period.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Watch with Sansa as the smoke rises from Stannis burning the kingswood and Tyrion burning the suburbs of King's Landing

- See how Sansa is responding as a disappointed romantic to Dontos and his promises of salvation

- Get deep into Sandor Clegane's relationship to Sansa as the dark mirror to Sansa's disappointed romanticism.

- Empathize with Sansa as she menstruates for the first time and what that means for her as she's hauled in front of Cersei

- Explore Tyrion's pre-battle planning and praise Tyrion for his tactics even as Sansa remains our POV for the coming battle and has a unique POV on things to come

Next week: We're up in the Frostfangs with Jon, Qhorin & co as they strive forward to discover what the wildlings are up to, only to find out that the eagle has landed. And we'll be joined by Stefan Sasse of the Boiled Leather Audio Hour as special guest for this episode!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 131: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON VI: “Fire on the Mountain”

Episode 131: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON VI: “Fire on the Mountain”

October 19, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Jon joins Qhorin Halfhand and his A-Team as they go after wildling spies...only for Jon to immediately get a crush on one.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Contrast the competence of Qhorin & Co with what we've seen of the Night's Watch so far

- Plunge into the new setting of the Frostfangs

- Break down Jon's ethical crisis with Ygritte

- Explore the layers of the Bael the Bard story

- Watch as Jon chooses mercy, unlike Theon last week

Next week: back to King's Landing as Sansa has to deal with Dontos, Sandor, Cersei, and her first period in ACOK Sansa IV!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 130: A CLASH OF KINGS, THEON IV: “The Most Dangerous Game”

Episode 130: A CLASH OF KINGS, THEON IV: “The Most Dangerous Game”

October 12, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Theon decides to make up for all his bad decisions with even worse ones. 
 
This week, we: 
 

- Wake Theon up from his power fantasies into his new nightmare

- Watch as he unravels himself in front of the people of Winterfell

- Break down the traps he faces from within and without on the manhunt

- Praise Maester Luwin for trying to save as many lives as possible

- Wonder what's coming next for Osha

Next week: even farther north to the Frostfangs for ACOK Jon VI, where the bastard in black learns from Qhorin Halfhand and his wrecking crew. 

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 129: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION XI: “The Art of War”

Episode 129: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION XI: “The Art of War”

October 5, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Tyrion is working 28 hours a day, nine days a week just to get a warm welcome ready for Stannis. 
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about whether Tysha will return to the story

- Do that war shit by talking about the clansmen's deployment into the kingswood.

- Criticize Tyrion and the Lannisters for being a) bad b) bad politicians c) short-sightedly bad.

- Find out what the fates of Ser Osmund Kettleblack and Ser Balon Swann will be in TWOW. 

Next week: we're heading up to Winterfell to see how things are going for hero Theon. It's going great. Thanks for asking.

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 128: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS IV: “House of Leaves (Part 3)”

Episode 128: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS IV: “House of Leaves (Part 3)”

September 28, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Dany wanders through the House of the Undying and soaks in some visions of wonder and terror.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about the monster coming for Daenerys, mythology, the Others, Dany herself

- Analyze how the warlocks and Undying are appeals to authority to keep Dany in the HoTU

- Unpack and theorize on what the different visions means (treasons and brides)

- Watch the Undying be put to the lie that they are. They can die.

- Answer the question: Does the ASOIAF fandom prefer theories to analysis and does that hinder our enjoyment of the books?

Next week: We're back in King's landing with Tyrion getting ready for the king's arrival and the Battle of the Blackwater.

 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 127: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS IV: “House of Leaves (Part 2)”

Episode 127: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS IV: “House of Leaves (Part 2)”

September 21, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Dany wanders through the House of the Undying and soaks in some visions of wonder and terror.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Break down the act of looking and reading through Dany's eyes

- Take note of how George weaves in Red Wedding foreshadowing

- Dissect HOTU as a projected labyrinth of fantasies

- Compare George's work to Nabokov and Kubrick

- Lock eyes in passing with Rhaegar Targaryen, ASOIAF's prime mover

 

Next week: Dany encounters the Undying at last, only to find out they're serving her for dinner

 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish

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