Episode 42: A GAME OF THRONES, TYRION VI: “Blood Debts”

December 10, 2018

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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff breakdown AGOT, Tyrion VI, in which Tyrion shares his brutal backstory with his new friend Bronn before making a whole bunch of new friends with the locals.

This week, we talk about:

-The many battles of TWOW (a favorite topic of Jeff's) 

-Bronn and Tyrion's evolving relationship

-Tyrion's cynicism and where it comes from

-The many horrors of Tywin Lannister

-Will we meet Tysha in ASOIAF?

 

Next week: AGOT, Eddard XI with Steven Attewell!

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Episode 41: A GAME OF THRONES, JON V: “Band of Brothers”

December 3, 2018

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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff breakdown AGOT, Jon V, in which Jon Snow is officially offered a place in the Night’s Watch, but doesn’t feel right about it unless his BFF Samwell Tarly gets to come along as well.

This week, we talk about:

- The mysterious letter Princess Deria Martell sent to Aegon the Conqueror

- Alliser Thorne being (wait for it) an asshole

- How Jon gives it all for his brother, man

- Maester Aemon as a character of growing significance

- A most excellent metaphor: "a chain needs all sorts of metals, and a land needs all sorts of people."

- Yet another clue for R+L=J

- Is Chett justified in his quest for revenge against Jon and Sam? (no)

Next week: AGOT, Tyrion VI!

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Episode 40: A GAME OF THRONES, CATELYN VII: “Festival of Fools”

November 19, 2018

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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff breakdown AGOT, Catelyn VII in which Catelyn watches one duel and recalls another.

This week, we:

- Answer a question Littlefinger's involvement in Robert's Rebellion

- Talk about the idiot monkey morons known as the Vale nobility

- More of the injustice system in Westeros and how it benefits the mighty and hurts everyone else

- The tragedy of Ser Vardis Egen

- Littlefinger's duel with Brandon

- All the Lysa killed Jon Arryn foreshadowing in this chapter

- Is Littlefinger justified in his vengeance quest against the Starks and Tullys? (no)

In two weeks: AGOT, Jon V!

 

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Episode 39: A GAME OF THRONES, EDDARD X: “Fevre Dream” with Special Guest Chloe AKA LiesAndArbor!

November 12, 2018

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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff are joined by Chloe AKA LiesandArbor to breakdown one of the most iconic chapters in all of ASOIAF: AGOT, Eddard X.

This week, we:

- Talk a whole lot about the battles of ice and fire that will kick off TWOW

- Radio theater the shit out of the Tower of Joy scene

- SO MUCH TOWER OF JOY. DID YOU HEAR ME?

- The chivalric dream wakes to the harsh reality of Robert and Cersei

- Was the final line of AGOT, Eddard X bad? It's a fight for the century.

- Ethan Glover and the Harrenhal Conspiracy

- Separating the reality from Ned's dreamscape

Next week: AGOT, Catelyn VII

 

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Episode 38: A GAME OF THRONES, TYRION V: “Out of the Blue and Into the Black”

November 5, 2018

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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff breakdown AGOT, Tyrion V in which Tyrion escapes a perilous situation with his wit, cunning, and a well-timed roll of the dice. Classic Tyrion shit, in other words.

This week, we:

- Answer a question about whether Jaime Lannister might be Dany's "Treason for love"

- Analyze justice in Westeros (Injustice)

- Show how Tyrion's mouth gets him in and out of trouble

- Run the thread of privilege and non-privilege in Tyrion's storyline

- Do some sigils and heraldry shit in Westeros!

- Tyrion's trials by battle and the privilege of nobility in Westeros

- Theorize about Weirwood and the potential for Sweetrobin to have been a failed Bloodraven protege

- Answer the question: Will Tyrion be a dragon rider!?

Next week: AGOT, Tyrion V!

 

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Episode 37: A GAME OF THRONES, BRAN V: “Bran’s Day Out”

October 29, 2018

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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff analyze AGOT, Bran V in which Bran Stark takes a lovely horse ride atop his brand new saddle, but in ASOIAF-fashion, it ends in blood.

This week, we:

- Answer a question about Jaqen H'ghar in the black cells

- From joy to melancholy to blood: Bran's day out

- Why Robb and Bran acted somewhat stupidly in the circumstance

- But Theon is the worst

- The dark mirroring GRRM does for this "hunt" vs what we see in Theon's ACOK/ADWD arcs

- The winter town and its significance for TWOW.

 

Next week: AGOT, Tyrion V!

 

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Episode 36: A GAME OF THRONES, DAENERYS IV: “The Holy Mountain”

October 22, 2018

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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff unpack AGOT, Daenerys IV in which Dany and the gang arrive at the “ancient, arrogant, and empty” city of Vaes Dothrak, where in a shocking turn of events, Viserys is an asshole..

This week, we:

- Talk about Dany's identity conflict between Targaryen and Dothraki

- Dany's education as a Khaleesi

- Viserys' racism and arrogance and how his role as "Cart King" seems an honor to him in very Westerosi fashion (but it isn't)

- The belt Dany whacks Viserys with and its symbolic importance

- Why Viserys' villainy is not for the best

- Dany's TWOW Dothraki arc

 

Next week: AGOT, Bran V!

 

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Episode 35: A GAME OF THRONES, EDDARD IX: “Tears in the Rain”

October 15, 2018

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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff unpack AGOT, Eddard IX in which Ned’s melancholy musings on Robert and Lyanna while riding back from visiting a brothel are rudely interrupted by an attack by Jaime Lannister, which leaves Ned wounded and several of his men killed.

This week, we:

- Talk about the brutal melancholy of the chapter and how GRRM tides the emotions and past experiences in and out.

- Class structure as demonstrated by where Ned, Littlefinger and his men are in Chataya's brothel

- Jaime, Ned and Littlefinger emoting through their confrontation on the streets of King's Landing

- Why Janos Slynt getting killed is satisfying

- Who tipped Jaime off about where to find Ned in King's Landing? (It's Littlefinger)

 

Next week: AGOT, Daenerys IV!

 

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Episode 34: A GAME OF THRONES, CATELYN VI: “Mountain High, Valley Low”

October 8, 2018

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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff unpack AGOT, Catelyn VI in which Catelyn Stark makes it out of the Mountains of the Moon to the Vale proper...only to have to climb yet another mountain. She just can’t win, despite doing nothing wrong, ever.

This week, we:

- Give our initial thoughts on the FIRE AND BLOOD excerpt

- Catelyn's growing stony heart

- Feudalism and Brynden Tully

- Lysa as pitiable and why she's acting the way she is

- Catelyn's ascent to the Eyrie and how it represents the hero's journey and what awaits the hero at the top

- What is going to happen in the Vale in TWOW

 

Next week: AGOT, Eddard IX!

 

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Episode 33: A GAME OF THRONES, EDDARD VIII: “You Can’t Fire Me. I Quit”

October 1, 2018

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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff tackle AGOT, Eddard VIII in which Ned Stark pleads with Robert not to murder Daenerys and Viserys and ends up resigning rather than participate in murder.

This week, we:

- Discuss Ned's three arguments to Robert about not killing Daenerys

- How Ned leaving is a breakup

- How much of a shit Renly is

- Who was the merchant Littlefinger priced a hit out on?

- The moral event horizon: killing children in ASOIAF

 

Next week: AGOT, Catelyn VI!

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