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Episode 121: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION X: “The Old Powers”

Episode 121: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION X: “The Old Powers”

August 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, Tyrion slaps Joffrey and tries to clean up after the mess the Lannisters have made. 
 
This week, we: 
 

- Unpack the conspiracy to send Tommen to Rosby

- Get a glimpse of the streets of King's Landing after the riot

- Analyze Tyrion and Shae's relationship and wince at Tyrion slapping Shae

- Talk about Varys' origin story

 

 

Next week: we're back with ACOK, Catelyn VI where Edmure Tully holds the fords of the riverlands against Tywin Lannister with zero consequence!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 120: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION IX: “We the People, Part 2″

Episode 120: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION IX: “We the People, Part 2″

July 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 slaps Joffrey and tries to clean up after the mess the Lannisters have made. 
 
This week, we: 
 

- Judge the Lannisters justly for their conduct regarding Lollys Stokeworth 

- Talk extensively about Tyrion slapping Joffrey (again)

- Get into the political fallout from the riot

- Examine the root causes of the riot

- Theorize on what happened to Tyrek Lannister

 

Next week: we're back with ACOK, Tyrion X when Tyrion learns more information and hears Varys' backstory.

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 119: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION IX: “We the People (Part 1)”

Episode 119: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION IX: “We the People (Part 1)”

July 20, 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 bids farewell to Myrcella and runs straight into a peasant riot.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Examine Myrcella as a political figure 

- Peel back the layers of Tyrion's mindset RE both Stannis and the smallfolk as threats

- Contrast the potentially manufactured spark of the riot with the genuine grievances motivating it

- Praise George's exquisite pacing and ramp-up to the riot itself

- Brainstorm better directions for justice in King's Landing

 

Next week: we cover the aftermath of and fallout from the riot in the second half of ACOK, Tyrion IX!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 118: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS II: “Shadow of a Doubt, Part 4″

Episode 118: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS II: “Shadow of a Doubt, Part 4″

July 13, 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, Davos sails Melisandre beneath Storm’s End, where she gives birth to a beautiful baby boy with his Dad’s face
 
This week, we: 
 

- Discuss the metaphysics of Davos and Melisandre's morality and culpability in the act that's about to happen

- Get in on the parallels between Robert and Stannis/Ned and Davos

- Note that Melisandre's onion metaphor is wrong.

- Get spooky with the birth of shadows and the death of kings and castellans

- Answer the question: how the hell did Melisandre make a shadowbaby?

 

Next week: we return to King's Landing where Tyrion encounters some minor civil disturbance, nothing major in ACOK, Tyrion IX, Part 1!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 117: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS II: “Shadow of a Doubt (Part 3)” ft. Joe Magician

Episode 117: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS II: “Shadow of a Doubt (Part 3)” ft. Joe Magician

July 6, 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, we are joined by Matt aka Joe Magician as Stannis and Davos continue their conversation from last time. We're never getting out of this chapter alive!
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about Stannis' tent and how well it captures the man

- Dig further into the complexities and contradictions of the Stannis-Davos dynamic

- Lay out all the many options Stannis has on the table

- Watch sadly as corruption befalls Team Dragonstone's lofty ideals

- Imagine how Storm's End might fall to Team Young Grift

 

Next week: the fourth and final (we swear) part of our series on ACOK, Davos II, in which Melisandre gives birth to a beautiful baby boy. Mazel tov!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
 
Episode 116: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS II: “Shadow of a Doubt (Part 2)”

Episode 116: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS II: “Shadow of a Doubt (Part 2)”

June 29, 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, Stannis calls forth Davos to give him the truth. Much debate ensues.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk Stannis' relationship to his turncloak lords and how it contrasts with his relationship to Davos

- Explore Davos' self-image and how it leads him to both tell Stannis the truth and shape that truth into euphemisms

- Watch as Stannis slowly realize that his conscience is calling him a hypocrite

- Praise George's complex characterization of Stannis and his worldview

- Debate the great question of our time: Did Stannis give the order for Renly's death, or did Melisandre act on her own?

 

Next week: we are joined by Matt aka Joe Magician for the third in our FOUR part series on ACOK, Davos II!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
 
 
Episode 115: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS II: “Shadow of a Doubt, Part 1)”

Episode 115: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS II: “Shadow of a Doubt, Part 1)”

June 22, 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, Stannis and his new turncloak lords would very much like to move on from Renly's death, please...but Ser Cortnay Penrose won't let him
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk D&D

- Introduce (and say farewell) to Cortnay Penrose 

- Loudly boo the arrogant hypocrites who have joined Stannis

- Praise George's brilliantly written dialogue

- Discuss how Davos' perspective changes the scene

- Debate Cortnay Penrose: hero or villain?

 

Next week: Stannis and Davos get deep into politics, philosophy, and personal baggage in the second part of our three-part look at ACOK, Davos II!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Stump the Chumps (Special Q&A Episode!)

Stump the Chumps (Special Q&A Episode!)

June 15, 2020

Our special Q&A episode is now available for everyone!

Next week: ACOK, Davos II!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 114: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS III: “The Fiery Ladder”

Episode 114: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS III: “The Fiery Ladder”

June 1, 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 gets rejected by the Pureborn, gets manipulated by Xaro and watches a really fun magic show. Oh, and Quaithe is there. Yay?
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about GRRM's worldview vs Tolkien's.

- Get into the Pureborn and what boredom and wealth do to the Pureborn (and people)

- Demonstrate that Xaro is a total POS

- Talk about the rise of magic and what that means

- Roll our eyes at Quaithe and Jorah

- Answer the question as to what would have happened if Dany went to Asshai

 

Next week: Myrcella goes to Dorne, and a minor plot-point but the city erupts in riot in ACOK, Tyrion IX!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 113: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN V: “Family, Duty, Honor”

Episode 113: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN V: “Family, Duty, Honor”

May 25, 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 returns to the riverlands, Brienne swears her sword to Catelyn, Edmure announces his battle plans and Ned's bones show up at Riverrun.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Analyze the Petyr Baelish backstory

- Evaluate Catelyn's mental state as she returns to the Riverland

- Answer whether Starks can commit war crimes too (they can)

- Get deep on Brienne and how her brokenness doesn't make her unique, only more human

- Do some war shit by taking a look at Edmure's plan

- Take a close look at Edmure and Catelyn's relationship and their relationship to their father

- Answer the question as to what happened to Ned's bones after Riverrun

 

Next week: we go to a magic show with Dany where Quaithe says some cryptic shit in ACOK, Daenerys III!

 

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