Not A Podcast ASOIAF Re-Read Podcast

Episode 12: A GAME OF THRONES, DAENERYS II: “Forgetting to be Afraid”

April 16, 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 are pleased to present you with "Forgetting to be Afraid:": our analysis of a very controversial chapter in ASOIAF: AGOT, Daenerys II! And we're joined by none other than Eliana, AKA glass_table_girl on reddit, AKA Sailor Moonblood on twitter ( to join in a tough but great talk on this chapter.

This week, we:

- Answer two more questions

- Eliana's spectacular in-depth talk about Daenerys: her fears and her assimilation into Dothraki culture

- Emmett does his thing talking about intimacy and how the chapter crafts intimacy between Daenerys and the Dothraki and Daenerys and Khal Drogo.

- Orientalism and the pitfalls of the Dothraki in ASOIAF vs how the Wildlings are depicted

- How Illyrio's gift of the dragon eggs weren't in the original version of AGOT

- The history books that Jorah gives Daenerys and their importance come TWOW per GRRM

- House of the Undying/dragonriding foreshadowing/callbacks

- Finally, we got into significant depth on marriage customs in Westeros/Essos and whether GRRM was basing Dany's marriage (at 13) on real-world medieval history or not


Next Week: Bros Ned and Robert go ridin'


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