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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
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

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