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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Episode 50: A GAME OF THRONES, ARYA IV, “Because That’s What Heroes Do”

February 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!

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

This week, we:

- Talk about why Septa Mordane remains the worst

- Syrio's heroic last stand and what it means for the reader and Arya

- Arya goes back into the tunnels

- Some House with the Red Door clues in this chapter

- The surprise, "true" identity of Syrio Forel. And is he dead? (yes)

- The reason why Ned didn't reveal the truth about Cersei's children at court!

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Next Week: AGOT, Sansa IV! 

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Episode 49: A GAME OF THRONES, EDDARD XIV: “Doom”

February 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!

Today, Emmett and Jeff do the most consequential chapter in all of fantasy in the past 20 years: AGOT, Eddard XIV: Ned Stark's downfall.

This week, we:

- Send non-tinfoil theories to the Wall

- The dread leading up to Ned's march into the throneroom

- Was Varys genuine in his grief?

- Littlefinger, that motherfucker

- Paper shields are important!

- The reason why Ned didn't reveal the truth about Cersei's children at court!

Next Week: AGOT, Arya IV! Actually, if you want in on it, you can watch the episode live in our first ever youtube livestream episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35F2JB6LXpE 

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Episode 48: A GAME OF THRONES, JON VI: “Graduation Day”

January 28, 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 venture into a brief optimistic spot: Jon Snow's graduation into the Night's Watch in AGOT, Jon VI

This week, we:

- Talk about what's in the Crypts of Winterfell

- Sing Vitamin C and recite our Night's Watch vows

- Mormont's speech about the Night's Watch: the good and bad

- Analyze each and every line from the vow

- Is the Night's Watch a good thing? Discussion ensues

Next Week: AGOT, Eddard XIV!

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Episode 47: A GAME OF THRONES, EDDARD XIII: “Bed of Blood”

January 21, 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 dive into a VERY emotionally distressing chapter: Eddard XIII.

This week, we:

- Hypothesize about the Lannister role in endgame

-Analyze the parallels between this chapter and the Tower of Joy

-Pay tribute to Robert Baratheon on his deathbed

-Delve into the offers Ned receives from Renly (the worst) and Littlefinger (somehow worse than the worst)

Next Week: AGOT, Jon VI!

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Episode 46: A GAME OF THRONES, DAENERYS V: “A Crown of Gold” with Special Guest LML!

January 14, 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 are joined AGAIN by ASOIAF mystic and mythical astronomer: Lucifer Means Lightbringer, AKA LML. He joins the boys today in doing the deep-dive into Daenerys Targaryen's fifth chapter.

This week, we:

- Answer a question about Dany and Quaithe's connection

- Delve into the symbolism surrounding the three major events from the chapter

- LML gets deep on the mythology and the culture the Dothraki descend from

- Poor Viserys, Stupid Viserys

- Who is the stallion who mounts the world?

 

Next Week: AGOT, Eddard XIII!

 

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Episode 45: A GAME OF THRONES, EDDARD XII: “Save the Children”

January 7, 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 unpack the most pivotal chapter in AGOT yet: AGOT, Eddard XII

This week, we talk about:

- Cersei's downfall

- Ned's struggle with the truth and how to save the children

- Was Ned stupid and this is what got him killed? (NO!)

 

In two weeks: AGOT, Daenerys V with LML!

 

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Episode 44: A GAME OF THRONES, SANSA III: “Life is Not a Song”

December 24, 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, Sansa III, where, you guessed it, Sansa hears the phrase "life is not a song."

This week, we talk about:

- Which part of ASOIAF we'd remove if we had too (The Two Amen Brothers fight over what's right)

- Sansa begins to learn that life is not a fairytale and begins editing her own stories to make them seem like songs in response

- Littlefinger, that grooming asshole.

- We unpack Sansa informing on Ned to Cersei

 

In two weeks: AGOT, Eddard XII!

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The NotACast Holiday Special Episode: “How Much of TWOW/ADOS Did GAME OF THRONES spoil?” featuring Special Guest Joanna Robinson!

December 21, 2018
Hi everyone and happy holidays! Today, we're releasing our holiday special episode all about TWOW/ADOS and how much of it was spoiled by GoT. And we brought a fantastic guest with us: Joanna Robinson of Vanity Fair, Storm of Spoilers, Decoding Westworld and so many other fantastic podcasts and projects!
 
Thanks for making our lives so blessed this year. Seriously, you all are the best!
 
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Episode 43: A GAME OF THRONES, EDDARD XI: “Fifty Shades of Truth”

December 17, 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, Eddard XI, in which Ned Stark sits high atop the uncomfortable Iron Throne and does a bit of northern justice south of the Neck. But was this the smart play? So much to talk about …

This week, we talk about:

- Loras and Renly's relationship

- What's the future for Fire and Blood, Volume Two

- The Red Keep: a bloody history

- Tywin's real plan for the Riverlands

- Ned: smart in his plan for Tywin

- Ned: maybe not as smart to send his men away

- Ned: actually, he's smart guys. Deal with it.

 

Next week: AGOT, Sansa III!

 

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