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Episode 106: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN III: “Brotherly Love, Part 1″

Episode 106: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN III: “Brotherly Love, Part 1″

March 30, 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 Stark arrives at Storm's End and has an encounter with the one true king on the one true podcast.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about why Renly didn't back Stannis

- Get into the type of castle Storm's End is and why it works as archetype for Stannis and Renly

- Stannis and Catelyn dance. More accurately, Stannis huffs, Catelyn tries to smooth things over. It doesn't work

- Does Stannis have a point? Is he right? Is he wrong? The Amen Brothers throw some elbows

- Stannis: the true sad boy of ASOIAF

- Is Storm's End a spaceship? We discuss

Next week: Stannis, Catelyn, Renly and a peach!

And we were joined by Chloe, AKA liesandarbor from the Girls Gone Canon podcast for this episode for her voice work as Lady Catelyn Stark! Find her stuff and listen to GGC!

 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 105: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN V: “Under the Skin”

Episode 105: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN V: “Under the Skin”

March 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, Jojen Reed further instructs Bran on prophecy and skinchanging, as well as foreshadowing his grisly death at the hands of a new character: "Reek."
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about the news Bran, Rickon and those little monstrous Freys receive from Oxcross

- Analyze Jojen's green dreams and how everyone takes it so damn literally!

- Witness House Bolton entering the Northern game and get introduced to "Reek"

- All the foreshadowing of things to come!

- Who killed Stevron Frey? (It was Black Walder)

Next week: Catelyn, Stannis, Renly and the parlay at Storm's End!

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 104: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON IV & V: “The Last Samurai”

Episode 104: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON IV & V: “The Last Samurai”

March 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, the Night's Watch arrives at the Fist of the First Men, where Jon Snow acquires yet another father figure: Qhorin Halfhand. 
 
This week, we: 
 

- Dig into the Fist of the First Men (though not literally like Ghost!) in terms of both its surface strengths and deeper weaknesses as a fortress

- Watch with exasperation as Watch leadership descends into mission creep and the last war's strategies

- Introduce Qhorin Halfhand, a peerless badass with a heart gray as his cloak, here to educate Jon in discipline, self-sacrifice, and knowing thine enemy

- Take note of how many plot threads are being set up in these chapters, from the Night's Watch mutiny to the wight attack on the Fist to the Horn of Winter

- Furiously debate who buried the dragonglass and horn at the Fist: Benjen or Coldhands?

Next week: we return to Winterfell, where Jojen Reed urges Bran to open his third eye. Ser Rodrik also returns to the castle, bringing with him a prisoner who goes by Reek...for now, anyway. 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 103: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA III: “The Mad King”

Episode 103: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA III: “The Mad King”

March 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, Robb Stark wins a glorious victory...and Joffrey punishes poor Sansa for it. Sigh.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Contrast the knights beating a helpless child because the king said so...

- ...with the not-knights, the cripples/bastards/broken things, standing up for her

- Take note of how Sansa is maturing and growing wiser, even under such dire circumstances

- Lay out exactly how screwed Team Lannister is after the Battle of Oxcross

- Imagine how Robb's Westerlands campaign would look through a POV's eyes

Next week: the Night's Watch arrives at the Fist of the First Men and joins forces with Qhorin Halfhand in Jon IV *and* V!

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 102: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA VII: “The First Wish”

Episode 102: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA VII: “The First Wish”

March 2, 2020
In this episode, Arya Stark strikes back against her oppressors in the happiest place in Westeros.
 
This week, we: 

- Talk about what will befall Catelyn at the end of the story and how she'll be remembered.

- Get deep on the union of secular and mystical in the castle of Harrenhal

- Talk about the Bloody Mummers and the strategic Lannister position at this juncture in ACOK

- Analyze Jaqen H'ghar, his place in Arya's story and question whether he's the better alternative to the horrors Arya has experienced.

- Unpack the most horrific story in all of ASOIAF: Chiswyck's story of what happened after the Tourney of the Hand

Next week: Sansa faces Joffrey and is rescued by hero? Protagonist! Tyrion Lannister!

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 101: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION VII: “Kissing Cousins” ft. Special Guest Jinx Lierre!

Episode 101: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION VII: “Kissing Cousins” ft. Special Guest Jinx Lierre!

February 24, 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, all the Lannister dysfunction we talked about in Tyrion VI somehow gets even worse.
 
This week, we: 

- Talk about our favorite funny lines in ASOIAF

- Examine Tyrion's fun-yet-chilling conversation with Lancel

- Zero in on why Tyrion goes to Shae

- Analyze how Tyrion has put on masks of power, intrigue and games while forgetting about doing the justice he promised to do

- Delve into Tyrion's problematic relationship to Shae and how sex work 

Next week: back to King's Landing for ACOK Arya VII as Jaqen H’ghar offers Arya three murders, wishes

Jinx's twitter: https://twitter.com/JinxLierre

Jinx's instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jinxlierre/

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 100: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN IV: “The Hero’s Journey”

Episode 100: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN IV: “The Hero’s Journey”

February 17, 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! Happy 100th episode, and thank you so much to everyone who's listened and supported us so far!
 
In this episode, Bran is caught between magic and politics, Winged Wolf and Prince of Winterfell, as embodied by his two mentors: Jojen Reed and Maester Luwin.
 
This week, we: 

- Praise how masterfully George changes moods as this chapter goes along

- Shiver as Jojen gets creepy with Bran's dreams

- Zoom out to put the "little grandfather" in context with the other magical heralds of A Clash of Kings

- Sift through both the short-term blind spots and long-term wisdom of Maester Luwin's worldview

- Pity Bran for his bittersweet dreams of knighthood, tempting him onward to sorcery

Next week: back to King's Landing for ACOK Tyrion VII as Lannister dysfunction somehow gets even worse. And we will be joined by a new guest: Jinx Lierre!

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 99: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS II: “City of a Hundred Colors”

Episode 99: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS II: “City of a Hundred Colors”

February 10, 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, Daenerys arrives at our VERY FAVORITE setting in the series: the city of Qarth. Hooray.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Discuss the "leftover" bits of ASOIAF

- Praise the trippy imagery in the Qarth storyline...

- ...and critique the shapeless plot and threadbare supporting cast

- Lay out Dany's (somewhat redundant) character beats in ACOK

- Come up with opposite ideas about how we would fix Qarth

Next week: we fly back to Winterfell for Bran IV and our ONE HUNDREDTH EPISODE! 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 98: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA VI: “Death March”

Episode 98: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA VI: “Death March”

February 3, 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, Arya bears witness to war crimes before being enslaved and force marched to Harrenhal. What a cheerful read.
 
This week, we: 

- Talk about our favorite bad movies

- Analyze the smallfolk caught in the chaos and brutality of war

- Evaluate how Arya deals with her powerlessness and watching people be tortured, murdered and raped

- Let Emmett go deep on Harrenhal and why this is his favorite over-the-top castle in ASOIAF!

- Theorize on what will happen with the surviving people on Arya's list

Next week: Sigh ... it's Qarth guys. It's Qarth in ACOK, Daenerys II!

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 97: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION VI: “A Lion Still Has Claws”

Episode 97: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION VI: “A Lion Still Has Claws”

January 27, 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 brings Cersei good news: Renly and Stannis are fighting each other! Oh, and Tyrion also poisons her, strips her of her protectors, and throws Pycelle in jail without her permission...but for Tyrion and Cersei, this counts as getting along.
 
This week, we: 

- Wonder what would've happened if Tyrion had killed Cersei in this chapter

- Compare and contrast the unhappy Baratheons with the unhappy Lannisters

- Analyze how Tyrion uses the power of the Iron Throne

- Watch Tyrion take Pycelle apart

- Theorize about what Tyrion's role will be in the war against the Others

Next week: George invokes centuries’ worth of war crimes along Arya's path to Harrenhal, Emmett’s favorite place in Westeros, for some reason. 

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