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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!

 

 
 
 
 
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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.

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

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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
Episode 123: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN VI: “Winter Falls” ft. Stanford Fraser

Episode 123: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN VI: “Winter Falls” ft. Stanford Fraser

August 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!
 
In this episode, new guest Stanford Fraser joins us to dissect the fall of Winterfell to Theon Greyjoy, who in his finest hour somehow still looks less impressive than his child prisoner Bran.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Explore Bran's longest wolf dream to date

- Talk through the changing dynamic between Theon and the Starks

- Praise Bran for doing his duty, and Ned for teaching it to him

- Boo Theon as his reign over Winterfell immediately descends into cruel absurdity

- Wonder how Winterfell might fall once more with Theon's help...

 

Next week: new guest Wolfman Zack joins us as Arya helps Roose Bolton take Harrenhal and says goodbye to Jaqen H'ghar in ACOK Arya IX!

 

 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 122: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN VI: “Songs and Screams”

Episode 122: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN VI: “Songs and Screams”

August 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, Edmure fights and wins the Battle of the Fords. So why does Catelyn feel so afraid...?
 
This week, we: 
 

- Examine Edmure's personal and political motivations 

- Dig into Catelyn's lifelong devotion to duty

- Ponder the role songs and stories play in drumming up war

- Describe the Battle of the Fords as it unfolds in all its terrible beauty

- Watch prophetic dread coil around Catelyn's soul

 

Next week: new guest Stanford Fraser joins us to discuss the fall of Winterfell to Theon in ACOK, Bran VI! 

 

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

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