Not A Podcast ASOIAF Re-Read Podcast
Episode 143: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA VII: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

Episode 143: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA VII: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

February 22, 2021
Hello and welcome 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, Sansa flees Cersei only to run into Sandor, and then Dontos. She just can't get away from drunk adults.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Praise Sansa for keeping the room together after Cersei flees

- Watch the colors explode outside on the Blackwater

- Break down the influence of both horror and romance on Sandor

- Discuss the arrival of "Renly's ghost" as reported by Dontos

 

Next week: everyone leaves Qarth (finally) in ACOK Daenerys V!

 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 142: A CLASH OF KINGS, Sansa VI and Tyrion XIV: “Burning Bridges”

Episode 142: A CLASH OF KINGS, Sansa VI and Tyrion XIV: “Burning Bridges”

February 15, 2021
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 charges headfirst into hell, and Sansa wishes she could join him just to get away from Cersei.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Discuss what Shae does around these parts

- Get into Maegor's Holdfast with Sansa and an increasingly drunk Cersei

- Talk about how Cersei fails at the basics of queenship where Sansa succeeds

- Analyze Tyrion's tactics on the battlefield

- Talk about the hell and heaven of the battle and Tyrion's place in it

- Debate on who ordered the hit on Tyrion

Next week: It's the climax of the battle with ACOK, Sansa VII!

 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Guest Episode: Matt aka Joe Magician

Guest Episode: Matt aka Joe Magician

February 1, 2021
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!
 
Jeff is away for work (he'll be back in the saddle on 2/8), so Emmett is joined by guest host Matt aka Joe Magician to talk about Final Fantasy Tactics!
 
This week, we discuss: 
 

- Our relationship to the Final Fantasy series

- The byzantine shell-game storyline of Tactics

- The themes of power, corruption, and lies

- The incredibly dense gameplay

- How Tactics is basically ASOIAF: The Game

 
 
Matt's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/joemagician
 
The Maester Monthly podcast: https://maestermonthly.wordpress.com/
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Guest Episode: Manu from Podcast Sans Frontieres

Guest Episode: Manu from Podcast Sans Frontieres

January 25, 2021
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!
 
Jeff is away for the month, so Emmett is joined by guest host Manu of Podcast Sans Frontieres to talk Metal Gear Solid!
 
This week, we discuss: 
 

- Our relationship to the Metal Gear Solid series

- The labyrinthine plot of the series

- The major themes of the series

- How those themes factor into gameplay

- Why ASOIAF fans would love MGS

 
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Guest Episode: Merry from Learned Hands

Guest Episode: Merry from Learned Hands

January 18, 2021
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!
 
Jeff is away for the month, so Emmett is joined by guest host Merry of Learned Hands!
 
This week, we discuss: 
 

- Merry's origin story with law and ASOIAF

- Learned Hands, her excellent podcast with NotACast guest Clint W

- Favorite legal scenes in fiction

- How to think about storytelling as a moral speculative space 

- Jon Snow: what is his deal?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 141: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION XIII: “Look Upon My Works”

Episode 141: A CLASH OF KINGS, TYRION XIII: “Look Upon My Works”

January 11, 2021
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, it's all Stannis' fault according to Tyrion anyways.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Discuss Tyrion's parentage (again)

- Observe with Tyrion the aftermath of the wildfire

- Lay out the shape of the battle to come and Tyrion's mentality coming into it.

- Look at Tyrion and admire his bravery, even while disparaging him for propping up the illegitimate and tyrannical reign of Joffrey

- Debate whether Tyrion's use of wildfire is justified

Next week: Sansa and Tyrion are in danger for ACOK, Sansa VI and Tyrion XIV!

 
 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 140: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS III: “Inferno (Part 2)”

Episode 140: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS III: “Inferno (Part 2)”

January 4, 2021
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, everything explodes.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Talk about how Davos' background informs his perspective

- Explore the meaning of Stannis' fiery heart banner

- Lay out George's "threefold revelation" buildup to the wildfire explosion

- Praise the wonder and terror of the imagery

- Analyze the fiery demon that emerges from the explosion

 

Next week: Tyrion looks upon his works and blames Stannis in ACOK, Tyrion XIII!

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
The NotACast 2020 Holiday Special Episode: “Playing with Fire: An Analysis of ‘Blackwater’”

The NotACast 2020 Holiday Special Episode: “Playing with Fire: An Analysis of ‘Blackwater’”

December 28, 2020
Hi everyone and happy holiday 2020! It's been a hell of a year. Hell. Anyways, today, we're journeying back to 2012 to talk about Game of Thrones' most beloved episode: Season Two, Episode Nine's "Blackwater." Journey back as we synopsize, analyze, nostalgia-ize(?) on this George RR Martin episode. 
 
Love you all. Thank you for spending your 2020 listening to us. See you in 2021!
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 139: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS III: “Inferno (Part 1)”

Episode 139: A CLASH OF KINGS, DAVOS III: “Inferno (Part 1)”

December 21, 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, the Baratheon fleet sails up the Blackwater Rush to their inevitable victory.
 
This week, we: 
 

- Praise the cinematic tension with which the chapter begins

- Repeatedly and mercilessly dunk on High Captain Ser Imry Florent, who is the worst

- Contrast Davos' dread for battle from his smuggler days with his sons' eagerness to prove themselves as young noblemen

- Talk through the strategic layout of the battle...

- ...and imagine how Jeff would do differently, and better

 

Next week: Tyrion springs the fiery trap in the second half of ACOK, Davos III!

 
 
Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn
 
Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
Episode 138: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA V: “Battle Hymn”

Episode 138: A CLASH OF KINGS, SANSA V: “Battle Hymn”

December 14, 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, Sansa joins the singers in the sept (yay) and has to talk to multiple Lannisters (boo).
 
This week, we: 
 

- Cheer ourselves hoarse at arriving at the Battle of the Blackwater

- Watch Sansa dance her way through conversations with Tyrion and Joffrey

- Praise the beautiful imagery and prose in the sept

- Talk about Sansa's empathy, where she sets its limits, and what it can and cannot accomplish in war

- Welcome (reluctantly) Cersei, who is already drunk

 

Next week: we flip over to the Baratheon side of the Battle of Blackwater with ACOK, Davos III (Part 1)!

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