Not A Podcast ASOIAF Re-Read Podcast

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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