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Episode 91: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA V: “The Wasteland”

Episode 91: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA V: “The Wasteland”

December 9, 2019

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, Arya Stark and her companions learn to never trust anyone over 30.

This week, we:

- Talk about whether Robert would have used magic to kill Rhaegar if he had the opportunity

- Get deep on how starving kids and hunger hollow people out

- Demand answers from Tywin as to why the hell he's using these horror tactics

- Examine the death of the mentor figure and how adults really are the worst

- Talk about how Sansa and Arya are similar in their circumstance and what yielding actually brings to peasants and nobles

- Examine Gendarya in depth! Will it happen in the books as it happened in the show? 

Next week, we head back to King’s Landing yet again for Tyrion V. We get it, George, Tyrion is your favorite. And this will be our next live episode, so see you on YouTube on Monday 12/9 at 830 PM EST! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20h1oU8ittU 
 
 
 
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Episode 90: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA II: “Beauty and the Beast(s)”

Episode 90: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA II: “Beauty and the Beast(s)”

December 2, 2019

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, in which the princess in the tower is sought out by two brave knights who want to spirit her away to freedom. Well, neither of them are knights. And both are completely fucking drunk.

This week, we:

-Discuss theories we hope to be WRONG about (a new concept for Jeff)

-Use Dontos' letter to show how Sansa is gradually maturing in her worldview

-Talk about the imagery of chivalry and how it changes as both character and audience age

-Compare and contrast Dontos and Sandor, Sansa's not-knights in non-shining armor

-Marvel at how differently this chapter reads when you come back knowing who pays Dontos (namely, Littlefinger)

Next week, we jump back to the Riverlands, where Arya and her companions are trying to get by without any adults. It’s going about as well as you might expect. 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 89: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION IV: “Hat Trick”

Episode 89: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION IV: “Hat Trick”

November 25, 2019

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’s just gonna need you to sign this NDA. Boilerplate, nothing to it, he swears. Would he lie to you?

This week, we:

- Talk about visual adaptation and what we see when we read ASOIAF.

- Laugh at Pycelle and how he sucks and how Tyrion bowls over him

- Accuse Tyrion of complicity of war crimes as he shrugs his father's war crimes off 

- Say Good Day to Cersei as she comes in warm our hearts

- Watch as Littlefinger and Tyrion fuck with each other

- Listen in on Varys and Tyrion's attempt to manipulate each other

- Argue that Game of Thrones, Season 2's version of this scene was better. 

Next week, Sansa II where we...stay right here in King’s Landing for Sansa II, in which two drunk not-knights take out their issues on her. Sigh. 

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 88: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN II: “The Home Front” ft. Steven Attewell

Episode 88: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN II: “The Home Front” ft. Steven Attewell

November 18, 2019

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, the Northmen come to Winterfell to offer their services to the Starks for nothing in return, because they’re all about manly honor. Right? Right?!

This week, we:

-Defend George's food porn as an essential part of worldbuilding and character development

-Compare Bran to the terrible horrible Walders as microcosms of the Stark v. Frey approaches to politics

-Dig deep into the layers of Northern politics as acted out by everyone from Lord Wyman Manderly to the Umber Uncles to (from afar) the Bastard of Bolton

-Discuss Bran's character arc from a would-be knight to a will-be king, with magic powers along the way

-Frame the Hornwood inheritance crisis as central to the downfall of House Stark

Next week: "one, two, three." Need we say more? Oh, yes: ACOK Tyrion IV will be our next livestream episode, on Monday 11/18 at 830 PM EST!

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 87: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION III: “Never Break the Chain”

Episode 87: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION III: “Never Break the Chain”

November 11, 2019

READ EMMETT'S ESSAY ON EURON HERE! https://poorquentyn.com/2019/10/31/eldritch-apocalypse/

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,His Grace King Stannis Baratheon tells the Lannisters to get the hell off his lawn, and they respond in a multitude of ways, some smart, some ... less so.

This week, we:

- Talk about the worst theater commander in ASOIAF

- Look at Tyrion and Cersei, explore their dynamic through lies and mummery

- Give an honest appraisal of why Cersei is so freaked out why Tywin or Joffrey will find out about her relationship to Jaime 

- Explore Tyrion's relationship with his image of the demon monkey man

- Get in deep (phrasing) on the sexual dynamics in Westeros vs the Summer Islands

- It's Varys and Tyrion talk politics time, and boy are we having fun.

- Answer definitely the question on who was the Hand of the King who built the tunnel to Chataya's brothel in King's Landing

Next week, Bran II, in which the Northmen left behind by Robb’s army come to Winterfell to make demands...from bended knee, of course. And we will be joined for this very political chapter by our most frequent guest, Steven Attewell! 

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 86: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA IV: “Lake of Fire”

Episode 86: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA IV: “Lake of Fire”

November 4, 2019

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, the pig-faced shit-knight Amory Lorch wipes out Yoren of the Night’s Watch and most of his charges. It’s not all bad news, though; at least Arya saves Rorge and Biter!

This week, we:

- Go through some of our favorite and "favorite" Apple Podcast Reviews

- Talk about the unsettling feeling of dread settling over the scene well before Amory Lorch shows up

- Talk about the Tolkienesque aspects of this chapter and how George reinterprets Tolkien's critiques of the crimes against nature. 

- Discourse on Yoren as an idealist and how his ideals aren't so far removed from the current time of the story  

- Battlechapter! Battlechapter! Slaughter ... chapter? 

- Address why Amory Lorch as a war criminal takes backseat to Gregor and Vargo Hoat

Next week: Tyrion III, in which the Lannisters react to His Grace King Stannis Baratheon’s letter declaring them traitors (fuck yeah, righteous) and Tyrion begins work on a project for his metalworking class that probably won’t turn out to be important at all.

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 85: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS I: “Follow the Leader” ft. Mighty Isobel

Episode 85: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS I: “Follow the Leader” ft. Mighty Isobel

October 28, 2019

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, the messiah, her miracle babies, and her dwindling entourage wander the desert in pursuit of a star, only to be met by three wise men. Well...not all of them are men, and none of them are wise, but you get the idea.

This week, we:

-Rank our favorite Star Wars movies (lest we be the only ones not to)

-Discuss our...mixed feelings about Dany's prophetic arc in ACOK and her spiritual place in general

-Praise how George writes Dany as a young mother, albeit of lizards

-Dig into the layers of imagery and metaphor in this chapter's settings, the Red Waste and Vaes Tolorro 

-Begrudgingly allow Jorah Mormont to tell his mediocre life story

Next week: Pig-faced shit-knight Amory Lorch wipes out the heroic grump Yoren of the Night's Watch, along with most of his ragged fellowship, in ACOK Arya IV! Can't wait until Lorch dies. 

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Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish

 

Episode 84: A CLASH OF KINGS, THEON I: “You Can’t Go Home Again”

Episode 84: A CLASH OF KINGS, THEON I: “You Can’t Go Home Again”

October 21, 2019
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 goes exactly according to plan for our new protagonist, Theon “The Ladies Love Me” Greyjoy. 
 
This week, we:
 
- Talk about our favorite to least favorite Greyjoys
 
- Emmett analyzes how Theon came into being as a POV character and why his character beats far outshine his actual plot beats.
 
- Analyze Theon in how he constructs his identity around Ironborn lore he doesn't have a personal connection to and how awful this manifests itself in his treatment of the captain's daughter.
 
- Muse on the worldbuilding George puts into the Ironborn culture, and how these sparse, bleak lands speak volumes on GRRM's opinion of them and their culture.
 
- Pour one out for Balon Greyjoy who has a sad, and that sad is going to result in a disastrous war which will give the Ironborn nothing
 
- Is the Captain's Daughter pregnant by Theon? We discuss!
 
Next week, ACOK Daenerys I where we finally check in with the Mother of Dragons and her tiny band of followers wandering the desert. No religious imagery there whatsoever. And we will be joined in the Red Waste by a new guest: Mighty Isobel! 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Patreon Special: The Kimisode: The Official Guide to the Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones With Special Guest Kim Renfro!

Patreon Special: The Kimisode: The Official Guide to the Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones With Special Guest Kim Renfro!

October 18, 2019
Kim Renfro joins us to talk about her newly-published book The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones in a very special Kimisode!
 
Order Kim's book! on her Simon and Schuster  Publisher Page or on Amazon!
 
Episode 83: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS I: “The Stuff of Heroes, Part 2″ ft. Frank B

Episode 83: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS I: “The Stuff of Heroes, Part 2″ ft. Frank B

October 14, 2019

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, we are joined once more by our own High Inquisitor Frank B as the onion knight gives the freshly crowned Stannis Baratheon some sensible advice, only to get a Shakespeare monologue for his trouble.

This week, we:

- Break down Stannis' public letter declaring himself the rightful king

- Analyze both the simplicity *and* complexity of the Stannis-Davos dynamic

- Dig into the layers of meaning contained in Stannis' brief mention of his parents' deaths

- Expose and then set fire to Stannis' heart with the Proudwing backstory

- Discuss whether Stannis and Davos will ever meet again in the books (they won't)

Next week: Another brand new POV walks smugly and confidently into a series of rakes in ACOK, Theon I! 

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