Not A Podcast ASOIAF Re-Read Podcast
Episode 96: A CLASH OF KINGS, THEON II: “The Favorite Child”

Episode 96: A CLASH OF KINGS, THEON II: “The Favorite Child”

January 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, with friends like these, the Night's Watch doesn't need enemies. 
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about Gerion Lannister and whether he'll turn up in TWOW or ADOS

- Get into the Esgred/Theon dynamic

- Interrogate Theon's self-conception and why the Ironborn continue to reject him

- Analyze Balon Greyjoy's great war "plan"

- Analyze the Iron Islands story in ACOK vs. S02 of the Thrones Show

Next week: Tyrion bonds with Cersei over their joy at Renly and Stannis fighting each other ... only for him to poison her in ACOK, Tyrion VI~ Gotta love all these healthy respectful sibling relationships in ACOK! 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 95: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON III: “Winter Knights”

Episode 95: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON III: “Winter Knights”

January 13, 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, with friends like these, the Night's Watch doesn't need enemies. 
 
This week, we: 

- Theorize about Val's role in the story

- Introduce Craster and his nightmarish prison factory of a Keep

- Introduce Gilly, and watch as her peril unravels the Watch's self-justifications

- Dig into the complex, opaque dialogue between Jon and LC Mormont at chapter's end

- Make explicit all that's implied about Craster's deal with the Others

Next week: we head back to the Iron Islands as Theon meets the girl of his dreams, only to find out too late that a) she's his sister b) she's the heir and c) he's a chump.

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 94: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN II: “Summer Knights” ft. Special Guest Lady Gwynhyfvar from Radio Westeros!

Episode 94: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN II: “Summer Knights” ft. Special Guest Lady Gwynhyfvar from Radio Westeros!

January 6, 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 arrives at the traveling court of the rightful(?) king(?) of Westeros, Renly Baratheon the First of His Name, who makes her a reasonable(?) proposal before Stannis ruins(?) everything, as usual, just because he’s jealous(?)

This week, we:

- talk about the literary influences on GRRM and ASOIAF

- Get in on Catelyn's mental state just prior to her rendezvous with a terrorist king

- Zero in on the Reach, what they stand for and why they suck just as bad as the Lannisters

- Spend hours shitting on Renly

- Why Daemon Blackfyre to Renly to Young Griff is excellent paralleling on George's part

Next week: ACOK, Jon III for Jon III, as LC Mormont’s Great Ranging arrives at Craster’s Keep, the happiest(?) place in Westeros.

 
Radio Westeros: https://radiowesteros.com/ 
 
Lady Gwyn's website: https://ladygwynhyfvar.com/
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
The NotACast 2019 Holiday Special Episode: “The Stone is Strong: A Tour of Winterfell!” ft. Special Guest Joe Buckley!

The NotACast 2019 Holiday Special Episode: “The Stone is Strong: A Tour of Winterfell!” ft. Special Guest Joe Buckley!

December 30, 2019
Hi everyone and happy holidays this year! Today, we're releasing our holiday special episode all about Winterfell, its history, its architecture, its future and what the castle means And we were thrilled to be joined by Joe Buckley, author of the book The Great Castles of Westeros: An Unofficial Guide as well as the host of the Isle of Faces podcast! 
 
Thanks for listening and blessing us in our sophomore year of podcasting! Much love to each and every one of you!
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 93: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN III: “The Stark in Winterfell” ft. Chloe from Girls Gone Canon

Episode 93: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN III: “The Stark in Winterfell” ft. Chloe from Girls Gone Canon

December 23, 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, friends and family come together to celebrate community and chow down. But Jeff can’t call it Christmas. Thanks Obama.

This week, we:

- Discuss cannibalism v. sacrifice

- Bathe in the warm glow of friends and family at the harvest feast...

- ...while analyzing all the little sad moments that show Bran's frustration with his life

- Introduce Jojen and Meera Reed, our homeschooled kids

- Talk about who their mother might really be...

No regular episode next week, but we will be releasing our latest Patreon episode (talking Winterfell with Joe Buckley, author of Great Castles of Westeros) for the general public on Monday, December 30!

So join us in two weeks’ time for Catelyn II, as we *sigh* finally arrive at the camp of King Terrorist himself, Renly Baratheon. And we will be joined by yet another great guest: Lady Gwyn from Radio Westeros!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 92: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION V: “Bathing in Fire”

Episode 92: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION V: “Bathing in Fire”

December 16, 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 street preachers ranting about the apocalypse overtaking King’s Landing don’t even know how right they are.

This week, we:

- Ponder if Euron was Quellon's favorite son

- Cringe at the Alchemists and their dreadful "substance"

- Lament the fate of Cleos Frey, a pawn to be moved

- Dig into the layers of dysfunction and missed opportunities in the Tyrion-Cersei dynamic

- Talk the past, present, and future of wildfire

Next week, we return to Winterfell for Bran III, in which the Northmen dig into the harvest feast promised to us in Bran II. And we will be joined by our favorite Stark-loyalist dinner guest, Chloe aka liesandarbor from Girls Gone Canon!
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 91: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA V: “The Wasteland”

Episode 91: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA V: “The Wasteland”

December 9, 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, Arya Stark and her companions learn to never trust anyone over 30.

This week, we:

- Talk about whether Robert would have used magic to kill Rhaegar if he had the opportunity

- Get deep on how starving kids and hunger hollow people out

- Demand answers from Tywin as to why the hell he's using these horror tactics

- Examine the death of the mentor figure and how adults really are the worst

- Talk about how Sansa and Arya are similar in their circumstance and what yielding actually brings to peasants and nobles

- Examine Gendarya in depth! Will it happen in the books as it happened in the show? 

Next week, we head back to King’s Landing yet again for Tyrion V. We get it, George, Tyrion is your favorite. And this will be our next live episode, so see you on YouTube on Monday 12/9 at 830 PM EST! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20h1oU8ittU 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 90: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA II: “Beauty and the Beast(s)”

Episode 90: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA II: “Beauty and the Beast(s)”

December 2, 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, in which the princess in the tower is sought out by two brave knights who want to spirit her away to freedom. Well, neither of them are knights. And both are completely fucking drunk.

This week, we:

-Discuss theories we hope to be WRONG about (a new concept for Jeff)

-Use Dontos' letter to show how Sansa is gradually maturing in her worldview

-Talk about the imagery of chivalry and how it changes as both character and audience age

-Compare and contrast Dontos and Sandor, Sansa's not-knights in non-shining armor

-Marvel at how differently this chapter reads when you come back knowing who pays Dontos (namely, Littlefinger)

Next week, we jump back to the Riverlands, where Arya and her companions are trying to get by without any adults. It’s going about as well as you might expect. 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 89: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION IV: “Hat Trick”

Episode 89: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION IV: “Hat Trick”

November 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, Tyrion’s just gonna need you to sign this NDA. Boilerplate, nothing to it, he swears. Would he lie to you?

This week, we:

- Talk about visual adaptation and what we see when we read ASOIAF.

- Laugh at Pycelle and how he sucks and how Tyrion bowls over him

- Accuse Tyrion of complicity of war crimes as he shrugs his father's war crimes off 

- Say Good Day to Cersei as she comes in warm our hearts

- Watch as Littlefinger and Tyrion fuck with each other

- Listen in on Varys and Tyrion's attempt to manipulate each other

- Argue that Game of Thrones, Season 2's version of this scene was better. 

Next week, Sansa II where we...stay right here in King’s Landing for Sansa II, in which two drunk not-knights take out their issues on her. Sigh. 

 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 88: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN II: “The Home Front” ft. Steven Attewell

Episode 88: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN II: “The Home Front” ft. Steven Attewell

November 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!

In this episode, the Northmen come to Winterfell to offer their services to the Starks for nothing in return, because they’re all about manly honor. Right? Right?!

This week, we:

-Defend George's food porn as an essential part of worldbuilding and character development

-Compare Bran to the terrible horrible Walders as microcosms of the Stark v. Frey approaches to politics

-Dig deep into the layers of Northern politics as acted out by everyone from Lord Wyman Manderly to the Umber Uncles to (from afar) the Bastard of Bolton

-Discuss Bran's character arc from a would-be knight to a will-be king, with magic powers along the way

-Frame the Hornwood inheritance crisis as central to the downfall of House Stark

Next week: "one, two, three." Need we say more? Oh, yes: ACOK Tyrion IV will be our next livestream episode, on Monday 11/18 at 830 PM EST!

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