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Episode 59: A GAME OF THRONES, CATELYN IX: “The Bridge Troll”

Episode 59: A GAME OF THRONES, CATELYN IX: “The Bridge Troll”

April 22, 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, Catelyn secures passage across the Green Fork for Robb and his army by negotiating a marriage pact with Walder Frey, an irascible old ass who will thankfully never turn up in the story again. 

This week, we:

-Discuss how the Frey army is larger than it should be, along with other examples of early installment weirdness (weir-ness? We apologize for nothing)

-Marvel at how well this chapter's comedic tone works in isolation...

-...and at how that tone completely changes when you re-read it knowing about the Red Wedding

-Dig into the connections and contrasts between the Frey brood and Craster's Keep

-Debate whether Robb should've stuck to this marriage pact or just broken it with a more powerful family

Next week: Kim Renfro, Insider writer and author of The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones, joins us to discuss Jon VIII! 

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Thrones Review, Season 8, Episode 1: “Winterfell”

Thrones Review, Season 8, Episode 1: “Winterfell”

April 17, 2019

Duh-Duh-duh-duh-Duh-duh-Duh-Duh-Duh-duh-Duh-deee-DUHHHHHH

Game of Thrones is back, and it’s more gamey, more thronesey than ever!

Join Emmett and Jeff as they unpack this episode in all its glory! From the good (Jon and Sam, Sam and Daenerys, music, costuming, homages to S01) to the bad (Theon/Yara, the Bronn subplot), we talk it all, and we answer some of your questions too!

 

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Episode 58: A GAME OF THRONES, EDDARD XV: “Enter the Void” Featuring Special Guest Shakespeare of Thrones!

Episode 58: A GAME OF THRONES, EDDARD XV: “Enter the Void” Featuring Special Guest Shakespeare of Thrones!

April 15, 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 Amen Brothers are joined by Lauren, AKA Shakespeare of Thrones to discuss George RR Martin's best Shakespeare pastiche in Ned’s final (sob) chapter in ASOIAF.

This week, we:

- Muse about whether we'd rather read TWOW or ADOS if we could only read one

- Get massively Shakespearean on this grim Ned chapter 

- Was Ned really responsible for Robert's death as he believes?

- Contrast this chapter to Kevan Lannister's Epilogue in ADWD

- Did we mention Shakespeare? Well, by God, do we get deep into Shakespeare and its influence on ASOIAF (with particular emphasis on King Stannis!)

Next week: Walder Frey mounts the stage

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Episode 57: A GAME OF THRONES, SANSA V: “In the Court of the Crimson King”

Episode 57: A GAME OF THRONES, SANSA V: “In the Court of the Crimson King”

April 8, 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, Sansa Stark begs the newly-crowned King Joffrey for mercy for her father Eddard, and Joffrey agrees! We love a happy ending here at the NotACast...

This week, we:

-Wonder how Sansa would have fared as the Tyrells' hostage rather than the Lannisters'

-Discuss Robert's controversial tapestries, both as metaphor and political tool

-Say goodbye (for now) to Barristan Selmy--I'm sorry, "Arstan Whitebeard"

-Dig into Barry's role in the Varys/Illyrio Conspiracy

-Cheer on our courageous daughter, Sansa Stark, as she sticks her neck out to save her dad (her non-us dad, that is)

Next week: Lauren aka Shakespeare of Thrones joins us to discuss Eddard XV, Ned's sorrowful final chapter down in the black cells. 

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Episode 56: A GAME OF THRONES, TYRION VII: “The Lion’s Den”

Episode 56: A GAME OF THRONES, TYRION VII: “The Lion’s Den”

April 1, 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 is finally reunited with Tywin Lannister, beloved father, friend to the smallfolk, and our very favorite character.

This week, we:

-Recount Tywin's crimes in the Westerlands

-Talk the intricate and horrific family dynamic between Tyrion and Tywin

-Hey Tyrion, you're acting like a villain here. QUIT THAT!

-The shadow of Joanna and Tysha hanging over everything

-Tywin and Stannis: a comparison

-How to destroy the Vale and win friends!

Next week: Jeff plots betrayal against Sansa Stark as she makes her desperate plea to save her father's life! 

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Episode 55: A GAME OF THRONES, CATELYN VIII: “Mother and Son”

Episode 55: A GAME OF THRONES, CATELYN VIII: “Mother and Son”

March 25, 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, Catelyn Stark reunites with her firstborn child Robb at Moat Cailin; she still thinks of him fondly as her squalling infant son, but he's all grown up now and leading men to war. 

This week, we:

-Ponder the fate of Ashara Dayne

-Welcome the Manderlys of "the north remembers" fame to the story

-Lay out the Young Wolf's plan of attack as he marches against the merciless Lannisters

-Discuss the one major mistake (or is it??) he makes in that plan: giving Roose Bolton command of his infantry

-Wipe "dust" (totally not tears!) from our manly eyes while discussing the rich, moving relationship between Cat and Robb

Next week: a *much* less moving parent-child reunion. That's right, we're finally getting to Tywin, it's time for AGOT Tyrion VII! 

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Episode 54: A GAME OF THRONES, DAENERYS VI: “Waking the Drogo”

Episode 54: A GAME OF THRONES, DAENERYS VI: “Waking the Drogo”

March 11, 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, if you come at the khaleesi, you best not miss. 

This week, we: 

- Talk about why Jorah sucks

- Get some meta in and how this may have been one of the last chapters GRRM wrote for AGOT

- Dany's identity crisis. Dothraki or Targaryen? Westerosi or Braavosi? etc

- The shadow of Viserys Targaryen hanging over this chapter

- The assassination plot and goddamit, Robert, you really done goofed this time

- Lies and arbor red

- What is really going on with the wineseller plot. The Amen Brothers find rare disagreement!

In two weeks: Catelyn Stark who only did that one thing wrong in her entire life joins up with Robb as he marches south to ... win? (lose, eventually)! 

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Episode 53: A GAME OF THRONES, BRAN VI: “Marching the Wrong Way”

Episode 53: A GAME OF THRONES, BRAN VI: “Marching the Wrong Way”

March 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, Robb Stark proves his mettle in mustering an army to go rescue his father, only for Osha to warn Bran that he's...well...marching the wrong way. 

This week, we: 

-Confess what we were like in high school  

-Watch with pride as the Young Wolf is born

-Drunkenly salute Greatjon Umber

-Hide under the covers from Roose Bolton

-Make ourselves sad discussing "hold the door" 

Next week: The khaleesi gets her khal to march to war in a way she never expected in AGOT, Daenerys VI! 

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Episode 52: A GAME OF THRONES, JON VII: “Jon of the Dead”

Episode 52: A GAME OF THRONES, JON VII: “Jon of the Dead”

February 25, 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, dead men come walking (and killing) in the night in AGOT, Jon VII.

This week, we: 

-Predict with 100% accuracy how Jon's arc will go in TWOW

-Praise the razor-sharp structure of GRRM's misdirection in this chapter

-Cheer on Samwell Tarly, crime scene investigator

-Highlight the growing identity struggle that will define Jon's story going forward

-Wonder about what, exactly, the white walkers were up to with this zombie attack...

Next week: Robb Stark marches to war in AGOT, Bran VI!

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Episode 51: A GAME OF THRONES, SANSA IV: “Princess in the Tower”

Episode 51: A GAME OF THRONES, SANSA IV: “Princess in the Tower”

February 18, 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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff analyze Emmett's 2nd favorite ASOIAF chapter: AGOT, Arya IV: Syrio's last stand.

This week, we:

- Talk about the legends and stories that inspired GRRM in creating Sansa

- The audio horror of war

- Courtesy as armor and manipulation (by Cersei)

- Cersei: bad or the worst?

- No. Littlefinger is the worst

- Stoneheart, tears of blood, Varys foreshadowing

- Jeyne Poole: Littlefinger's downfall? (We freaking hope so)

 

Next Week: AGOT, Jon VII! 

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