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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
Episode 126: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS IV: “House of Leaves (Part 1)”

Episode 126: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS IV: “House of Leaves (Part 1)”

September 14, 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 gets way too high. Stay in school, kids. 
 
This week, we: 
 

- Discuss how we see HOTU as metafiction

- Put it in context with Qarth as a setting

- Explore the visual presentation of HOTU

- Go through Pyat Pree's absurd rules

- Introduce shade-of-the-evening, GRRM's catch-all psychedelic drug

 

Next week: Part 2 of our trip through the House of the Undying, as Dany sees some bizarre visions!

 

 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 125: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA IX: “The Third Wish (Part 2) ft. WolfmanZack

Episode 125: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA IX: “The Third Wish (Part 2) ft. WolfmanZack

September 7, 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, new guest Wolfman Zack returns to find out what happens after Arya gives Jaqen the final name. Oh, and the hero Roose Bolton shows up. No need for alarm, people!
 
This week, we: 
 

- See how Jaqen the extraordinary has an ordinary plan

- Explore how GRRM subverts an act of triumph by having the worst people live on

- Examine Jaqen's face change and how it makes the metaphor for Arya's journey in ACOK reality

- Try not to make direct eye contact with Roose Bolton ... my lord.

- Theorize on what Jaqen gets up to after Harrenhal and what he's planning for the future!

 

Next week: Don't do drugs, Dany. Just don't. Oh, you did. Okay. And now you want to walk into the haunted House of the Undying. Oh ... okay.

 

 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 124: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA IX: “The First Wish (Part 1)” ft. Wolfman Zack

Episode 124: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA IX: “The First Wish (Part 1)” ft. Wolfman Zack

August 31, 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, new guest Wolfman Zack joins us to discuss Arya kicking off her prison break despite sooooo many warning signs.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Contrast Arya's perspective with Hot Pie's

- Praise George's careful setup work with the fake prisoners

- Explore Harrenhal further as a spooky setting

- Watch Arya and Gendry face off

- Explore the media-savvy way Arya dismantles Jaqen

 

Next week: Zack joins us again for the second half of ACOK, Arya IX, in which we spring the trap in multiple respects.

 

 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Patreon Sample! “The Second Coming, Part 1″ of our Full Analysis of TWOW, The Forsaken!

Patreon Sample! “The Second Coming, Part 1″ of our Full Analysis of TWOW, The Forsaken!

August 24, 2020

Hi folks!

On most normal Mondays, we'd be releasing the our next chapter by chapter analysis, but the week we'd normally record our next analysis (ACOK, Arya IX) was a week we took off.

Not to fear though! We are releasing a patreon sample episode that you would normally get at the $5/above level over at our patreon at www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF!

And we're delighted to give the general public the first of our five part series on TWOW, The Forsaken!

So, if you like what you hear on our regular NotACast pod-cast and are interested in two monthly bonus episodes, show notes, Q&A, shout-outs and access to the NotASlack at our two highest tiers, consider becoming a patron!

In this episode, we kick off our analysis of TWOW, The Forsaken by examining the published Ironborn story: what happens in the first five published novels before we launch into our take on The Forsaken in the ensuing parts of our series.

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

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