Not A Podcast ASOIAF Re-Read Podcast
Episode 159: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAVOS II: ”Pirates and Prophets”

Episode 159: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAVOS II: ”Pirates and Prophets”

October 18, 2021
Hello and welcome 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 tries to assassinate Melisandre despite his pneumonia. Take a sick day, Davos!
 
This week, we: 
 

- Return to Dragonstone, with all the gothic gloom that goes with it

- Analyze Davos' short-lived identity as a spiritual warrior

- Compare Davos' drive to kill Melisandre to Cressen...and Melisandre herself

- Give it up for Salladhor Saan, the voice of reason in this chapter

- Meet Edric Storm, aka the *real* reason Davos survived the battle

 
Next week: there's too much horseshit around here in ASOS, Jaime II! 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 158: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAENERYS I: ”Setting Sail”

Episode 158: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAENERYS I: ”Setting Sail”

October 11, 2021
Hello and welcome 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 is sailing away, setting a course for the Slaver's Bay!
 
This week, we: 
 

- Analyze the sea and its meaning for Daenerys and Viserys

- Decipher the realities of Aerys II and Rhaegar along with Daenerys

- Introduce ourselves to the backstory of the Unsullied and get excited with Dany about them

- Remind ourselves why we hate Jorah Mormont.

- Theorize on the books and scrolls Rhaegar read that convinced him to put his books aside to become a warrior

 
Next week: We're back with Davos Seaworth as he really should just be listening to Salladhor Saan.
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 157: A STORM OF SWORDS, JON I: ”The Lone Ranger” ft. Micah

Episode 157: A STORM OF SWORDS, JON I: ”The Lone Ranger” ft. Micah

October 4, 2021
Hello and welcome 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, special guest Micah joins us as Jon Snow meets the wildling king Mance Rayder, who has just a few questions for our hero.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Praise George's beautiful imagery

- Break down Mance's introductory scene

- Analyze the layers of performance in Mance's character

- Dig into the minor characters Micah loves so dearly

- Ask the big question: is Mance Rhaegar? (No. But also yes.)

 
Next week: Team Targaryen sets sail for Slaver's Bay in ASOS, Daenerys I! 
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
The Jeffisode: I Am Right: The Five Year Gap Was Bad

The Jeffisode: I Am Right: The Five Year Gap Was Bad

September 27, 2021
Hello and welcome 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, Emmett is taking a well-deserved week off which means that Jeff will inflict himself upon you all by taking a look at the Five Year Gap and why it was bad. Also, you're a coward if you disagree with me.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Define what the Five-Year Gap was and how it came into existence

- Talk about all of the plots GRRM had in mind for a post-five year gap version of ADWD

- Talk about which characters the gap worked well for and which it didn't

- Argue that the Five-Year Gap was bad in many way

- Ask whether the Five-Year Gap is truly gone.

Next week: Emmett's doppelganger/boyfriend Mance Rayder has a few questions for Jon Snow. Just a few in ASOS, Jon I!
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 156: A STORM OF SWORDS, SANSA I: ”The Tea Party”

Episode 156: A STORM OF SWORDS, SANSA I: ”The Tea Party”

September 20, 2021
Hello and welcome 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, it's just us innocent girls, hanging out, nothing else going on!
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about how GRRM set up Sansa's arc in ASOIAF to intentionally frustrate the reader and Sansa

- Analyze the image of the Tyrells and how they use soft power effectively

- Meet these Tyrells: how they work together as a team

- Olenna? Olenna!

- Ask the question why George loves the Olenna Tyrell archetype so much that he writes her over and over again in ASOIAF

 
Next week: Emmett's doppelganger/boyfriend Mance Rayder has a few questions for Jon Snow. Just a few in ASOS, Jon I!
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 155: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAVOS I: ”Cast Away”

Episode 155: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAVOS I: ”Cast Away”

September 13, 2021
Hello and welcome 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 is chilling on the beach until the Mother interrupts.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Set up Davos' Storm of Swords arc: from rock bottom to the top of the tower

- Take stock of the fallout for the Baratheon side of the war

- Learn what happened after the wildfire inferno

- Cheer on Davos as he decides to live and take charge of his life

- Ask the big question: does Davos really see a god here?

 
Next week: the Queen of Thorns holds court in Sansa I!
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 154: A STORM OF SWORDS, TYRION I: ”Father and Son”

Episode 154: A STORM OF SWORDS, TYRION I: ”Father and Son”

September 6, 2021
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 learns the news and has a chat with dad. It goes great (it doesn't).
 
This week, we: 
 

- Explore the changing power dynamics for Tyrion between ACOK and ASOS

- See how Tywin undermines Tyrion and claims credit for the victory on the Blackwater

- Explore the brutal backstory and why Tywin hates Tyrion

- Start to piece together the Red Wedding conspiracy and how Tywin is communicating with Roose and Walder.

 
Next week: Davos Seaworth is on vacation on a beautiful island in Blackwater Bay, but for some reason, he wants to leave the surf and fun to return to Stannis.
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 153: A STORM OF SWORDS, CATELYN I: “The Lost and the Dead”

Episode 153: A STORM OF SWORDS, CATELYN I: “The Lost and the Dead”

August 30, 2021
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's one-way journey to hell begins.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Set up Catelyn's arc in this book

- Watch as the old men of the castle fail to arrest her

- Dig into the tragic Tully backstory

- Welcome Edmure home from battle

- Debate Hoster Tully: bad or bad?

 
Next week: Tyrion wakes up to find it all taken away from him in ASOS, Tyrion I!
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 152: A STORM OF SWORDS, JAIME I: “The Dark Knight Rises” ft. Shiloh Carroll

Episode 152: A STORM OF SWORDS, JAIME I: “The Dark Knight Rises” ft. Shiloh Carroll

August 23, 2021
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, returning guest Shiloh Carroll joins us to discuss Jaime Lannister, objectively the best character in ASOIAF (according to Jeff).
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about what it's like to be reintroduced to Jaime

- Praise George's mastery of atmosphere coming off the Prologue

- Dig into the layers of Jaime and Brienne's relationship

- Observe how "They Lay With Lions" challenges them in different ways

- Analyze these characters from an Arthurian and medievalist perspective

 
Next week: we return to Riverrun for Catelyn's first chapter!
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 151: A STORM OF SWORDS, Prologue “Apocalypse Now”

Episode 151: A STORM OF SWORDS, Prologue “Apocalypse Now”

August 16, 2021
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, some of the Night’s Watch are planning a mutiny...and that’s it. Thanks for listening, folks, thought we’d come back with a quick one!
 
This week, we: 
 

- Return in triumph and thank a lot of folks

- Talk about the setting, the space and who Chett is.

- See how the boot of oppression has helped make Chett into even more of a monster than he is

- Listen in as LC Mormont gives the plan

- Realize that Chett is kind of pathetic when it comes down to it.

- Hey, does anyone else hear horns? Three blasts perhaps?

- Analyze Mormont's strategy and how it compares to Stannis' tactics at the Battle of the Wall

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