Not A Podcast ASOIAF Re-Read Podcast
Patreon Special: The Kimisode: The Official Guide to the Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones With Special Guest Kim Renfro!

Patreon Special: The Kimisode: The Official Guide to the Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones With Special Guest Kim Renfro!

October 18, 2019
Kim Renfro joins us to talk about her newly-published book The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones in a very special Kimisode!
 
Order Kim's book! on her Simon and Schuster  Publisher Page or on Amazon!
 
Episode 83: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS I: “The Stuff of Heroes, Part 2″ ft. Frank B

Episode 83: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS I: “The Stuff of Heroes, Part 2″ ft. Frank B

October 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! In this episode, we are joined once more by our own High Inquisitor Frank B as the onion knight gives the freshly crowned Stannis Baratheon some sensible advice, only to get a Shakespeare monologue for his trouble.

This week, we:

- Break down Stannis' public letter declaring himself the rightful king

- Analyze both the simplicity *and* complexity of the Stannis-Davos dynamic

- Dig into the layers of meaning contained in Stannis' brief mention of his parents' deaths

- Expose and then set fire to Stannis' heart with the Proudwing backstory

- Discuss whether Stannis and Davos will ever meet again in the books (they won't)

Next week: Another brand new POV walks smugly and confidently into a series of rakes in ACOK, Theon I! 

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 82: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS I: “The Stuff of Heroes, Part 1″ with Special Guest Frank B

Episode 82: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS I: “The Stuff of Heroes, Part 1″ with Special Guest Frank B

October 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! In this episode,  the humbly-born moral compass of Westeros bears witness to the ascension of gods, kings, and his own uncertain fortunes.

This week, we:

- Talk about Stannis' transactional, Roman relationship with R'hllor

- Discuss, argue, debate over Davos as a POV and whether Stannis or Davos is the bigger hero

- Balance Stannis' justice vs. R'hllor

- Analyze the Azor Ahai ceremony on the beach and a parallel Azor Ahai proclamation in ADWD

- Dig in deep on the Azor Ahai story and a staggering omission on Melisandre's part

Next week: Guestember continues with High Inquisitor Frank B returning for Stannis' letter, the Windproud and Proud Wing and so much more in the 2nd half of Davos I!

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 81: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION II: “The Butchers” ft. Clint W

Episode 81: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION II: “The Butchers” ft. Clint W

September 30, 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 informs Janos Slynt that the company’s moving in a different direction, but they’ll be sure to keep his resume on file.

This week, we:

-Debate who qualifies as protagonist of each book in the series

-Praise how George paces Tyrion's tipping point from luring in Janos Slynt to turning on him

-Discuss the many ways in which Tyrion's victory is undercut, from Cersei to Bronn

-Take a deep dive into the layers of political meaning in Varys' riddle

-Put that riddle in context with the reveal of Young Griff

Next week: Guestember continues with our own High Inquisitor--and Stannerman supreme--Frank B for Davos I, which will be another two-parter episode! It's not our fault the Dragonstone chapters are the best!

 
Clint's Laws of Ice and Fire twitter: https://twitter.com/WesterosLaw
 
Clint's personal twitter: https://twitter.com/clintw
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 80: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN I: “Heavy Lies the Head” ft. Steven Attewell

Episode 80: A CLASH OF KINGS, CATELYN I: “Heavy Lies the Head” ft. Steven Attewell

September 23, 2019
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter (though not in this case) podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Good King Robb makes his peace with the Lannisters, and all is well in Westeros forevermore.
 
This week, we:
 
- Discuss our favorite and least favorite themes in ASOIAF
 
- Praise the Young Wolf, our shining son and the best of the clashing kings (in this book, anyway)
 
- Dig into the possibilities and impossibilities of Robb's peace deal
 
- Analyze Catelyn's strengths and weaknesses as a political observer 
 
- Argue that while Robb sending Theon to Balon Greyjoy was a mistake, it wasn't a major one
 
Next week, we return to King's Landing to bear witness as Tyrion fires and exiles Janos Slynt. And we’ll be joined by a new guest: our very own High Lord Clint Esq, one of the finest legal minds in the fandom!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 79: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON I & II “The True Steel” with Special Guest JoeMagician!

Episode 79: A CLASH OF KINGS, JON I & II “The True Steel” with Special Guest JoeMagician!

September 16, 2019
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter (though not in this case) podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, Jon meets up with good friends, gets challenged by his mentors and readers are introduced to Azor Ahai Reborn: DOLOROUS EDD!
 
This week, we:
 
- Talk about the Others and the Five Year Gap
 
- Make the case that these chapters are a bit slow but still good!
 
- Analyze the Castle Black library and talk about how it symbolizes the Night's Watch as a whole
 
- Discuss Jon as Aemon, Bran as Aegon V Targaryen
 
- Talk about weirwoods!
 
- Was Donal Noye right in his description of each Baratheon brother as different metals? And do they all have some value?
 
Next week, we head down to Riverrun to re-acquaint ourselves with Catelyn Stark, woman who did only one thing wrong in her entire life, and learn troubling news about the start of King Robb’s reign. And we’ll be joined next week by none other than returning guest and champion STEVEN ATTEWELL!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 78: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN I: “Call of the Wild”

Episode 78: A CLASH OF KINGS, BRAN I: “Call of the Wild”

September 9, 2019
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter (though not in this case) podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, the Winged Wolf and the Stark in Winterfell fight for the soul of our precious baby boy Bran, the future King of Westeros. Long may he reign. Yeah, we said it.
 
This week, we:
 
- Defend King Bran
 
- Analyze the interior conflict of Bran's story: Stark vs wolf
 
- Look at Bran's role as Prince of Winterfell in Robb's absence
 
- Talk about the Walders Frey and why they are awful (and great)
 
- Analyze all the Red Wedding foreshadowing
 
- Emmett has a theory about Big Walder Frey! And Jeff has a theory about Big Walder Frey too!
 
Next week, we keep heading north to the Wall and beyond in Jon I...and II, because we’re doing another combo episode! And we’re very pleased to announce that we’ll be joined for it by our buddy and fandom heavyweight Matt aka Joe (the) Magician!
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 77: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION I: “The New Boss”

Episode 77: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION I: “The New Boss”

September 2, 2019
Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter (though not in this case) podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
 
In this episode, everyone’s a gangster until a gangster walks in the room.
 
This week, we:
 
- Discuss the themes of each book
 
- Look at Tyrion at Michael Corleone from The Godfather
 
- Analyze the series of tests that Tyrion has to undergo on his first day at the job
 
- Talk about what Tyrion is actually doing in propping Joffrey up
 
- Make the uncontroversial argument that Tyrion in Seasons 2-4 of Game of Thrones is better than Tyrion in Storm and Clash.
 
Next week, we head north to Winterfell, where Bran Stark is trying really really hard to be a good prince, but can’t ignore the wolf-howl in his head telling him he’s something else entirely...
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 76: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA I: “Fool’s Gold”

Episode 76: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA I: “Fool’s Gold”

August 26, 2019
 Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter (though not in this case) podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!
In this episode, Arya Stark wanders the war-torn Riverlands with her new companions: kids who try to rob her, adults who threaten to kill her, and her guardian Yoren, who beats her. It’s...it’s just so much fun to make new friends.
 
This week, we:
 
- Consider Ned's executions from the POVs of Cersei, Barristan and Sansa
 
- Examine Sansa Stark as a hostage and her place in the narrative of ACOK
 
- Toss bountiful shade at Ser Arys "Simple Himmler" Oakheart
 
- Talk about Sansa-Smart and how she survives despite being surrounded by enemies.
 
- Examine and contrast/parallel Sansa and Arya
 
Next week: There's a new sheriff ... hand in town, and he came to drink wine and jape with Cersei. And he's all out of wine. (He's actually not.) This episode will be available as a livestream on Monday at 8:30PM; so, tune in if you want to see us LIVE at the link to our youtube page below!
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 75: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA I-III: “On the Road”

Episode 75: A CLASH OF KINGS, ARYA I-III: “On the Road”

August 19, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter (though not in this case) podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!

In this episode, Arya Stark wanders the war-torn Riverlands with her new companions: kids who try to rob her, adults who threaten to kill her, and her guardian Yoren, who beats her. It’s...it’s just so much fun to make new friends.

This week, we:

- Wonder whether Jon will adopt his mother's heraldry when he learns the truth

- Frame Arya as the "underfoot" POV among the smallfolk suffering under the clashing kings

- Talk about how George gradually paces his reveal of The War in all its horror

- Dig into Yoren of the Night's Watch as a figure of ambiguity and tragedy

Munch popcorn as the downtrodden stand up to their oppressors...albeit only briefly, because this is ASOIAF and we can't have nice things for long

Next week: King Joffrey Baratheon (or so he calls himself) celebrates the unfortunate fact that he has survived another year in Sansa I!

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