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Episode 87: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION III: “Never Break the Chain”

Episode 87: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION III: “Never Break the Chain”

November 11, 2019

READ EMMETT'S ESSAY ON EURON HERE! https://poorquentyn.com/2019/10/31/eldritch-apocalypse/

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,His Grace King Stannis Baratheon tells the Lannisters to get the hell off his lawn, and they respond in a multitude of ways, some smart, some ... less so.

This week, we:

- Talk about the worst theater commander in ASOIAF

- Look at Tyrion and Cersei, explore their dynamic through lies and mummery

- Give an honest appraisal of why Cersei is so freaked out why Tywin or Joffrey will find out about her relationship to Jaime 

- Explore Tyrion's relationship with his image of the demon monkey man

- Get in deep (phrasing) on the sexual dynamics in Westeros vs the Summer Islands

- It's Varys and Tyrion talk politics time, and boy are we having fun.

- Answer definitely the question on who was the Hand of the King who built the tunnel to Chataya's brothel in King's Landing

Next week, Bran II, in which the Northmen left behind by Robb’s army come to Winterfell to make demands...from bended knee, of course. And we will be joined for this very political chapter by our most frequent guest, Steven Attewell! 

 

 
 
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Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 86: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA IV: “Lake of Fire”

Episode 86: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA IV: “Lake of Fire”

November 4, 2019

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 pig-faced shit-knight Amory Lorch wipes out Yoren of the Night’s Watch and most of his charges. It’s not all bad news, though; at least Arya saves Rorge and Biter!

This week, we:

- Go through some of our favorite and "favorite" Apple Podcast Reviews

- Talk about the unsettling feeling of dread settling over the scene well before Amory Lorch shows up

- Talk about the Tolkienesque aspects of this chapter and how George reinterprets Tolkien's critiques of the crimes against nature. 

- Discourse on Yoren as an idealist and how his ideals aren't so far removed from the current time of the story  

- Battlechapter! Battlechapter! Slaughter ... chapter? 

- Address why Amory Lorch as a war criminal takes backseat to Gregor and Vargo Hoat

Next week: Tyrion III, in which the Lannisters react to His Grace King Stannis Baratheon’s letter declaring them traitors (fuck yeah, righteous) and Tyrion begins work on a project for his metalworking class that probably won’t turn out to be important at all.

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 85: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS I: “Follow the Leader” ft. Mighty Isobel

Episode 85: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAENERYS I: “Follow the Leader” ft. Mighty Isobel

October 28, 2019

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 messiah, her miracle babies, and her dwindling entourage wander the desert in pursuit of a star, only to be met by three wise men. Well...not all of them are men, and none of them are wise, but you get the idea.

This week, we:

-Rank our favorite Star Wars movies (lest we be the only ones not to)

-Discuss our...mixed feelings about Dany's prophetic arc in ACOK and her spiritual place in general

-Praise how George writes Dany as a young mother, albeit of lizards

-Dig into the layers of imagery and metaphor in this chapter's settings, the Red Waste and Vaes Tolorro 

-Begrudgingly allow Jorah Mormont to tell his mediocre life story

Next week: Pig-faced shit-knight Amory Lorch wipes out the heroic grump Yoren of the Night's Watch, along with most of his ragged fellowship, in ACOK Arya IV! Can't wait until Lorch dies. 

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Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish

 

Episode 84: A CLASH OF KINGS, THEON I: “You Can’t Go Home Again”

Episode 84: A CLASH OF KINGS, THEON I: “You Can’t Go Home Again”

October 21, 2019
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 goes exactly according to plan for our new protagonist, Theon “The Ladies Love Me” Greyjoy. 
 
This week, we:
 
- Talk about our favorite to least favorite Greyjoys
 
- Emmett analyzes how Theon came into being as a POV character and why his character beats far outshine his actual plot beats.
 
- Analyze Theon in how he constructs his identity around Ironborn lore he doesn't have a personal connection to and how awful this manifests itself in his treatment of the captain's daughter.
 
- Muse on the worldbuilding George puts into the Ironborn culture, and how these sparse, bleak lands speak volumes on GRRM's opinion of them and their culture.
 
- Pour one out for Balon Greyjoy who has a sad, and that sad is going to result in a disastrous war which will give the Ironborn nothing
 
- Is the Captain's Daughter pregnant by Theon? We discuss!
 
Next week, ACOK Daenerys I where we finally check in with the Mother of Dragons and her tiny band of followers wandering the desert. No religious imagery there whatsoever. And we will be joined in the Red Waste by a new guest: Mighty Isobel! 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Patreon Special: The Kimisode: The Official Guide to the Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones With Special Guest Kim Renfro!

Patreon Special: The Kimisode: The Official Guide to the Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones With Special Guest Kim Renfro!

October 18, 2019
Kim Renfro joins us to talk about her newly-published book The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones in a very special Kimisode!
 
Order Kim's book! on her Simon and Schuster  Publisher Page or on Amazon!
 
Episode 83: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS I: “The Stuff of Heroes, Part 2″ ft. Frank B

Episode 83: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS I: “The Stuff of Heroes, Part 2″ ft. Frank B

October 14, 2019

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 once more by our own High Inquisitor Frank B as the onion knight gives the freshly crowned Stannis Baratheon some sensible advice, only to get a Shakespeare monologue for his trouble.

This week, we:

- Break down Stannis' public letter declaring himself the rightful king

- Analyze both the simplicity *and* complexity of the Stannis-Davos dynamic

- Dig into the layers of meaning contained in Stannis' brief mention of his parents' deaths

- Expose and then set fire to Stannis' heart with the Proudwing backstory

- Discuss whether Stannis and Davos will ever meet again in the books (they won't)

Next week: Another brand new POV walks smugly and confidently into a series of rakes in ACOK, Theon I! 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 82: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS I: “The Stuff of Heroes, Part 1″ with Special Guest Frank B

Episode 82: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS I: “The Stuff of Heroes, Part 1″ with Special Guest Frank B

October 7, 2019

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 humbly-born moral compass of Westeros bears witness to the ascension of gods, kings, and his own uncertain fortunes.

This week, we:

- Talk about Stannis' transactional, Roman relationship with R'hllor

- Discuss, argue, debate over Davos as a POV and whether Stannis or Davos is the bigger hero

- Balance Stannis' justice vs. R'hllor

- Analyze the Azor Ahai ceremony on the beach and a parallel Azor Ahai proclamation in ADWD

- Dig in deep on the Azor Ahai story and a staggering omission on Melisandre's part

Next week: Guestember continues with High Inquisitor Frank B returning for Stannis' letter, the Windproud and Proud Wing and so much more in the 2nd half of Davos I!

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 81: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION II: “The Butchers” ft. Clint W

Episode 81: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION II: “The Butchers” ft. Clint W

September 30, 2019

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 informs Janos Slynt that the company’s moving in a different direction, but they’ll be sure to keep his resume on file.

This week, we:

-Debate who qualifies as protagonist of each book in the series

-Praise how George paces Tyrion's tipping point from luring in Janos Slynt to turning on him

-Discuss the many ways in which Tyrion's victory is undercut, from Cersei to Bronn

-Take a deep dive into the layers of political meaning in Varys' riddle

-Put that riddle in context with the reveal of Young Griff

Next week: Guestember continues with our own High Inquisitor--and Stannerman supreme--Frank B for Davos I, which will be another two-parter episode! It's not our fault the Dragonstone chapters are the best!

 
Clint's Laws of Ice and Fire twitter: https://twitter.com/WesterosLaw
 
Clint's personal twitter: https://twitter.com/clintw
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 80: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN I: “Heavy Lies the Head” ft. Steven Attewell

Episode 80: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN I: “Heavy Lies the Head” ft. Steven Attewell

September 23, 2019
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter (though not in this case) podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Good King Robb makes his peace with the Lannisters, and all is well in Westeros forevermore.
 
This week, we:
 
- Discuss our favorite and least favorite themes in ASOIAF
 
- Praise the Young Wolf, our shining son and the best of the clashing kings (in this book, anyway)
 
- Dig into the possibilities and impossibilities of Robb's peace deal
 
- Analyze Catelyn's strengths and weaknesses as a political observer 
 
- Argue that while Robb sending Theon to Balon Greyjoy was a mistake, it wasn't a major one
 
Next week, we return to King's Landing to bear witness as Tyrion fires and exiles Janos Slynt. And we’ll be joined by a new guest: our very own High Lord Clint Esq, one of the finest legal minds in the fandom!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 79: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON I & II “The True Steel” with Special Guest JoeMagician!

Episode 79: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON I & II “The True Steel” with Special Guest JoeMagician!

September 16, 2019
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter (though not in this case) podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Jon meets up with good friends, gets challenged by his mentors and readers are introduced to Azor Ahai Reborn: DOLOROUS EDD!
 
This week, we:
 
- Talk about the Others and the Five Year Gap
 
- Make the case that these chapters are a bit slow but still good!
 
- Analyze the Castle Black library and talk about how it symbolizes the Night's Watch as a whole
 
- Discuss Jon as Aemon, Bran as Aegon V Targaryen
 
- Talk about weirwoods!
 
- Was Donal Noye right in his description of each Baratheon brother as different metals? And do they all have some value?
 
Next week, we head down to Riverrun to re-acquaint ourselves with Catelyn Stark, woman who did only one thing wrong in her entire life, and learn troubling news about the start of King Robb’s reign. And we’ll be joined next week by none other than returning guest and champion STEVEN ATTEWELL!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish