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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
Episode 112: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA VIII: “The Second Wish” ft. Michal

Episode 112: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA VIII: “The Second Wish” ft. Michal

May 18, 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, Tywin "the Lion Loser" Lannister marches from Harrenhal, and Arya whispers a second name to Jaqen H'ghar...only to regret it far too late.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Praise George's writing of an army in motion

- Talk about the transitional, small-scale nature of the second of three wishes

- Frame this chapter (laden with animal imagery) as the food chain, a hierarchy driven by hunger and pain

- Discuss Arya's conflicted loyalties between identities and conceptions of justice

- Dig into the conundrum Arya faces regarding whether Weese was a worthy target

Next week: we return to Riverrun for Catelyn V, in which Brienne swears her sword to Catelyn, Edmure prepares to give battle to Tywin at the Fords, and Ned's bones pass on through. 

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 111: A CLASH OF KINGS, THEON III: “Turncloak”

Episode 111: A CLASH OF KINGS, THEON III: “Turncloak”

May 11, 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 Greyjoy descends through the first five layers of hell, takes a look around, and decides that the fifth layer isn’t deep enough. He’s going for the sixth layer.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Praise George's in medias res structure for the chapter

- Watch Theon's opposing identities come into conflict

- Roll our eyes at the selfish violent ways he tries to resolve that conflict

- Raise a glass for Dagmer Cleftjaw, the only person who loves Theon

- Dig into the layers of folly in Theon's plan to take Winterfell

Next week: we haunt Harrenhal once more in Arya VIII, in which Tywin marches west and Arya whispers a second name to Jaqen H'ghar...only to regret it far too late. We will be joined for this episode by returning guest Michal from Vassals of Kingsgrave!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 110: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION VIII: “The Webs We Weave”

Episode 110: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION VIII: “The Webs We Weave”

May 4, 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 Lannister small council absorbs the news of Renly’s death and starts finding ways they can benefit. Traitors, all of ‘em, just like Renly.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about how we evaluate combined reading orders of Feastdance and whether the battles should have been in ADWD

- Get in depth on Varys and the small council as detectives in noir fiction

- Get in on Joffrey and Littlefinger's scheme to marry that little shit to Margaery Tyrell 

- Look at all the foreshadowing!

- What was Littlefinger up to in ACOK. The NotACast iTeam investigates!

Next week: we sail back to the North for Theon III, in which our “hero” commits a bunch of war crimes and then comes up with a crazy plan to take Winterfell with a handful of his Ironborn bros. Thank the gods this will never work, right? Right?!

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Patreon Episode #27: “Sunflower”

Patreon Episode #27: “Sunflower”

April 27, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast that usually goes through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week! But not this week. 
 
This week, we present for everyone our 27th Patreon episode: "Sunflower," an analysis of Renly Baratheon, in the wake of his death in the main cast. 
 
In this episode, we:
 
-Force Jeff to make the case for Renly
 
-Talk about what inspired Renly and what he in turn inspired: narrative function, historical parallels, background characters, etc.
 
-Go over what we know of his backstory and personal life
 
-Discuss Renly's legacy (such as it is)
 
-Compare and contrast Renly in the books with Renly in the show
 
Next week: we resume our regularly scheduled programming with a Small Council session that also deals with Renly's death in ACOK, Tyrion VIII!
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
 
 
Episode 109: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN IV: “Judgment Day Part 2″

Episode 109: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN IV: “Judgment Day Part 2″

April 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, King Terrorist Renly Baratheon is righteously vaporized by the magical equivalent of a drone strike.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about why Robert didn't have sworn men around him

- Get into the philosophy and metaphysics of the shadowbaby and its impact on the narrative

- Talk about how the shadowbaby attack didn't just kill Renly. It nearly got Brienne killed and very much got Robar Royce and Emmon Cuy killed 

- The impact of Renly's death on the characters surrounding him: Catelyn, Margaery, Loras, Stannis

- Will Brienne kill Stannis?

- Was Renly's death justified?

Next week: we interrupt our regular chapter-by-chapter flow to bring you an episode all about *sigh* Renly Baratheon. This will be our Patreon episode for the month, but we’ll also be doing it live for all to see on Monday 4/20 at 830 PM EST! 

Check out our friends we referenced at the start of the podcast!

Learned Hands Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/958693

Planetos Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/planetos-podcast

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 108: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN IV: “Judgment Day, Part 1″

Episode 108: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN IV: “Judgment Day, Part 1″

April 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, Catelyn Stark gives herself over to her gods before making a final plea for peace...which Renly Baratheon promptly shoots down.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Trace Catelyn's changing relationship to the Seven

- Dig deep into all the gorgeous imagery in this chapter

- Talk about how gods (and stories) are fluid vessels needing an audience to be complete

- Praise Catelyn for sticking up for the truth

- Boo Renly for rejecting her plea for peace

Next week: Renly is killed by a shadow with his brother's face in the second half of ACOK, Catelyn IV!

 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 107: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN III: “Brotherly Love, Part 2″

Episode 107: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN III: “Brotherly Love, Part 2″

April 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, Stannis and Renly chase each other down the drain as the kingdom burns in the background and Catelyn threatens to send them both to bed without dinner. Everything's going just peachy.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Indulge in one of Emmett's favorite tinfoil theories: Renly as Robert's bastard son

- Discuss how the political is always personal and vice versa with Stannis v. Renly

- Marvel at how George builds up Stannis with one hand while cutting him down with the other

- Take a big ol' juicy bite out of Renly's peach

- Set up the battle between the Baratheon bros...which will, of course, not actually happen

Next week: Catelyn bares her soul before her gods in (the first half of) ACOK, Catelyn IV!

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

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