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Not A Podcast ASOIAF Re-Read Podcast

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The one true A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Re-Read Podcast by PoorQuentyn and BryndenBFish

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House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 4

September 13, 2022 10:00 - 1 hour - 69.7 MB

Hello and welcome to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire! We're continuing our coverage of HBO's House of the Dragon with the fourth episode of the first season, "King of the Narrow Sea." Tune in every week to hear what we loved, what we didn't, and what we think about what's coming next.  Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Manu's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManuclearBomb  Manu's patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ManuclearBomb ...

House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 3

September 06, 2022 10:00 - 1 hour - 63.1 MB

Hello and welcome to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire! We're continuing our coverage of HBO's House of the Dragon with the third episode of the first season, "Second of his Name." Tune in every week to hear what we loved, what we didn't, and what we think about what's coming next.  Our Lord of the Rings episodes will continue on a monthly basis for all $5+ patrons. If you've been liking those LOTR episodes, head over to www.patreon.c...

Episode 179: A STORM OF SWORDS, ARYA V: ”The Bell Ringers”

September 05, 2022 11:00 - 57 minutes - 47.4 MB

Hello and welcome to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire! In this episode, we're discussing Arya's fifth chapter in A Storm of Swords, in which her little gang of guerilla fighters arrives at Stoney Sept to find the best of times and the worst of times. Our Lord of the Rings episodes will continue on a monthly basis for all $5+ patrons. If you've been liking those LOTR episodes, head over to www.patreon.com/notacastasoiaf and sign up to...

House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 2

August 30, 2022 10:00 - 1 hour - 58.5 MB

Hello and welcome to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire! We're continuing our coverage of HBO's House of the Dragon with the second episode of the first season, "The Rogue Prince." Tune in every week to hear what we loved, what we didn't, and what we think about what's coming next.  Our Lord of the Rings episodes will continue on a monthly basis for all $5+ patrons. If you've been liking those LOTR episodes, head over to www.patreon.co...

Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Part 1)

August 29, 2022 13:47 - 23 minutes - 20.1 MB

Hello and welcome to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire! No new ASOIAF episode this week; we'll be back with ASOS Arya V next week. But first, here's one of the Star Wars episodes Emmett has been releasing for patrons over on our Patreon, introducing Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Star Wars episodes will continue for patrons on a monthly basis starting in September, so if you like this episode, head on over to our Patreon to hear man...

House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 1

August 23, 2022 10:00 - 41 minutes - 34.6 MB

Hello and welcome to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire! We're kicking off our coverage of HBO's House of the Dragon with the premiere episode, "The Heirs of the Dragon." Tune in to hear what we loved, what we didn't, and what we think about what's coming next.  Our Lord of the Rings episodes will continue on a monthly basis for all $5+ patrons. If you've been liking those LOTR episodes, head over to www.patreon.com/notacastasoiaf and ...

Episode 178: A STORM OF SWORDS, SANSA III: ”The Gray Wedding”

August 22, 2022 10:00 - 1 hour - 77.5 MB

Hello and welcome to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire! This week, new co-host Manu joins Emmett to discuss Sansa's third chapter in A Storm of Swords, in which everything's going right...for about five seconds, before she's forced to marry Tyrion. Our Lord of the Rings episodes will continue on a monthly basis for all $5+ patrons. If you've been liking those LOTR episodes, head over to www.patreon.com/notacastasoiaf and sign up to ke...

Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Part 1)

August 15, 2022 11:00 - 28 minutes - 24.6 MB

Hello and welcome to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire! Next week, we're jumping back into ASOIAF with new co-host Manu. But first, here's one of the Star Wars episodes Emmett has been releasing for patrons over on our Patreon, introducing Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Star Wars episodes will continue for patrons on a monthly basis starting in September, so if you like this episode, head on over to our Patreon to hear many more!  Man...

Guest Episode: Zack from Game of Owns

August 08, 2022 11:00 - 1 hour - 56.1 MB

Hello and welcome to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire! This week, we had on our buddy Zack from the great Game of Owns podcast to talk about their interview with George R.R. Martin himself (along with House of the Dragon, of course). As announced a few episodes back, Jeff is sadly not returning to the podcast. Our friend and fellow podcaster Manu is joining as the new co-host, and we'll be returning to ASOIAF with Sansa's third chapt...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 5 Chapter 6: ”The Battle of the Pelennor Fields”

August 01, 2022 11:00 - 21 minutes - 18.6 MB

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! Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our episode on Book 5, Chapter 6, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields," in which Theoden's heroic charge is brought up short by the Witch-King, only for the latter to be defeated by two overlooked heroes: Eowyn and Merry. Meanwhile, some guy named Aragorn, or Elessar (it's confusing), shows up to save the...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 5 Chapter 5: ”The Ride of the Rohirrim”

July 24, 2022 11:00 - 22 minutes - 19.2 MB

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! Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our episode on Book 5, Chapter 5, "The Ride of the Rohirrim," in which Theoden leads his riders (including Merry and Eowyn--I mean, "Dernhelm") into glorious battle with a little help from his new friends, the Druedain.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoi...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 5 Chapter 4: ”The Siege of Gondor (Part 2)”

July 18, 2022 11:00 - 30 minutes - 27.1 MB

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! Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our (second) episode on Book 5, Chapter 4, "The Siege of Gondor," in which the forces of Mordor lay siege to Minas Tirith, only for the Riders of Rohan to show up at the last second to save the day. Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.threadless.com    ...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 5 Chapter 4: The Siege of Gondor (Part 1)

July 04, 2022 11:00 - 28 minutes - 25.5 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our (first) episode on Book 5, Chapter 4, "The Siege of Gondor," in which Faramir comes home to Minas Tirith, only to receive the opposite of a warm welcome from his father Denethor. Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 5 Chapter 3: The Muster of Rohan

June 27, 2022 11:00 - 27 minutes - 24.3 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our episode on Book 5, Chapter 3, "The Muster of Rohan," in which Merry is almost left behind by King Theoden before Eowyn--I mean, "Dernhelm"--takes him along to war.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.threadless.co...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 5 Chapter 2: The Passing of the Grey Company

June 20, 2022 11:00 - 32 minutes - 29.1 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our episode on Book 5, Chapter 2, "The Passing of the Grey Company," in which Aragorn's friends show up just in time for him to lead them underground to recruit an army of ghosts.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.t...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 5 Chapter 1: ”Minas Tirith” (Part 2)

June 13, 2022 10:57 - 25 minutes - 22.3 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our episode wrapping up Book 5, Chapter 1, "Minas Tirith," in which Pippin makes some new friends and welcomes reinforcements to the city, only for Gandalf to tell him there will be no dawn. Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notaca...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 5 Chapter 1: Minas Tirith (Part 1)

June 06, 2022 11:00 - 30 minutes - 25.7 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our (first) episode on Book 5, Chapter 1, "Minas Tirith," in which Pippin and Gandalf discover something rotten in the state of Gondor: its steward Denethor.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.threadless.com     Our...

The Last Duel ft. Stefan Sasse

May 30, 2022 11:00 - 1 hour - 86.8 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes...but this week, he has on returning guest Stefan Sasse to talk about the recent movie The Last Duel. Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.threadless.com     Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.faceboo...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 4 Chapters 9 &10: Shelob’s Lair and The Choices of Master Samwise

May 23, 2022 11:09 - 1 hour - 49 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Special guest Benjamin Nielsen joins us for Book 4, Chapter 9 & 10, "Shelob's Lair" and "The Choices of Master Samwise," in which everyone's favorite giant spider stings Frodo, leaving Sam to take up the gauntlet of the quest, whether he likes it or not. (Spoiler: he doesn't....

The Lord of the Rings, Book 4 Chapter 8: ”The Stairs of Cirith Ungol”

May 16, 2022 11:00 - 19 minutes - 17.4 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our episode wrapping up Book 4, Chapter 8, "The Stairs of Cirith Ungol," in which Frodo survives the Witch-King thanks to Sam and his stories, right before everything goes horribly wrong again.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://no...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 4 Chapters 7 & 8: ”Journey to the Crossroads” & ”The Stairs of Cirith Ungol”

May 09, 2022 11:00 - 21 minutes - 18.1 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our episode on Book 4 Chapters 7 & 8, "Journey to the Crossroads" and "The Stairs of Cirith Ungol," in which Gollum leads Frodo and Sam to the happiest place in Middle-Earth: Minas Morgul.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacas...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 4 Chapter 6: ”The Forbidden Pool”

May 02, 2022 11:00 - 24 minutes - 20.5 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's our episode on Book 4 Chapter 6, "The Forbidden Pool," in which everyone was getting along until Gollum shows up and ruins everything. Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.threadless.com     Our twitter: twitter.com/No...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 4 Chapter 5: ”The Window on the West” (Part 2)

April 25, 2022 11:00 - 30 minutes - 26.6 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's the second episode on the fifth chapter of Book Four, in which Faramir takes the hobbits to his hidden hideout, where they talk about better days and Sam repeatedly puts his foot in his mouth.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://not...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 4 Chapter 5: ”The Window on the West” (Part 1)

April 18, 2022 11:00 - 26 minutes - 23.3 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's the first episode on the fifth chapter of Book Four, in which Faramir puts Frodo on trial for the murder (?) of his brother Boromir. The next episode will cover the rest of the chapter, including the titular Window of the West. Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASO...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 4 Chapter 4: ”Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit”

April 11, 2022 11:00 - 26 minutes - 23 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's the fourth chapter of Book Four, in which Sam's just trying to enjoy a home-cooked meal when the war interrupts, bringing with it a new character: Faramir.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.threadless.com     Our t...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 4 Chapter 3: ”The Black Gate is Closed”

April 04, 2022 11:00 - 22 minutes - 18.8 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's the third chapter of Book Four, in which our hobbit heroes finally arrive at the entranceway to Mordor...only to find that there's no way through, and they'll have to trust in Gollum yet again.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://no...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 4 Chapter 2: ”The Passage of the Marshes”

March 28, 2022 11:00 - 33 minutes - 28.1 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's the second chapter of Book Four, in which Gollum leads Frodo and Sam through the happiest place in Middle-Earth: the Dead Marshes. Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.threadless.com     Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACa...

The Lord of the Rings, Book 4 Episode 1: ”The Taming of Smeagol”

March 21, 2022 11:00 - 33 minutes - 29.5 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's the first chapter of Book Four, in which Frodo and Sam wander in circles before running into their new best friend: Gollum, aka Smeagol.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.threadless.com     Our twitter: twitter.com...

The Lord of the Rings: ”The Voice of Saruman and The Palantir”

March 14, 2022 11:00 - 38 minutes - 31.5 MB

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! Jeff is off for a couple months, so Emmett is resuming his Lord of the Rings episodes. Here's the last one on Book Three, covering Saruman's downfall at Isengard and Pippin finding the Palantir, before we begin coverage of Book Four next week with Frodo, Sam, and their new best friend Gollum.

Episode 177: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAENERYS III: ”All”

March 07, 2022 12:00 - 1 hour - 98.9 MB

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, Daenerys Targaryen makes Astapor go boom   This week, we:    - Abandon analysis and live in the moment, wishing we were reading this chapter for the first time - Watch as Dany wears masks and falsehoods before donning the garb of war - Witness Dany re-embrace her ethereal and magical side to make positive political change in the present --...

Episode 176: A STORM OF SWORDS, JON III: ”Fear and Desire”

February 28, 2022 12:00 - 1 hour - 51 MB

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, Jon explores several cave systems with Ygritte.   This week, we:    - Wave farewell to Ghost - Break down Jon's crucial line: "we look up at the same stars, and see such different things" - Continue Jon's espionage storyline from previous chapters - Weep for the tragic romance of Jon and Ygritte - Look back at Gendel and Gorne   Next we...

Episode 175: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAVOS III: ”Shadow and Flame”

February 21, 2022 12:00 - 1 hour - 59 MB

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, Davos cools his heels in jail before chatting with his jailor Melisandre and his fellow prisoner Alester Florent.   This week, we:    - Frame this chapter as a crucible pivot point within Davos' ASOS arc - Explore the ambiguous duality in his dynamic with Melisandre - Deconstruct Melisandre's rigid binary worldview - Poke fun at Alester F...

Episode 174: A STORM OF SWORDS, BRAN I & II: ”Once Upon A Time”

February 14, 2022 12:00 - 1 hour - 104 MB

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, GRRM indulges in Tolkien pastiche before transitioning to the most famous in-universe story in the books: The Knight of the Laughing Tree!   This week, we:    - Announce our next patreon episode on the 2003 Battlestar Galactica: Miniseries - Look into the woods with Bran and Summer. - Talk about Bran in the context of the hero's journey an...

Episode 173: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAENERYS II: ”Legion (Part 2)”

February 07, 2022 12:00 - 1 hour - 51.3 MB

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, all hands are on deck for Dany as she tries to figure out what to do in Slaver's Bay.   This week, we:    - Take stock of Dany's different kinds of power - Analyze her relationship with Irri given that power - Revisit Dany's dragons as her subconscious feelings given form - Talk about her complex feelings toward Jorah - Explore the syste...

Episode 172: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAENERYS II: ”Legion (Part 1)”

January 31, 2022 12:00 - 1 hour - 59 MB

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, Dany descends into hell, aka Astapor, our first city in Slaver's Bay.   This week, we:    - Introduce Slaver's Bay as the major new setting in ASOS - Dig into the hellish imagery of Astapor specifically - Explore the cultural context of the history and language used here - Take stock of the horrors involved in the training of the Unsullie...

Episode 171: A STORM OF SWORDS, ARYA IV: ”The Merry Men”

January 24, 2022 12:00 - 1 hour - 96.5 MB

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, Arya Stark rides through the Riverlands with her new friends ... captors. Both.   This week, we:    - Follow Arya with the BWB and see the resistance movement in the Riverlands - Discuss the realities of the BWB: its noble methods but its lack of an endgame - Enter the magical world of the Riverlanders living in the trees - Analyze one of...

Special Episode: ”Sons of Fire”

January 17, 2022 12:00 - 22 minutes - 18.6 MB

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 special episode, Emmett talks about Jon Snow and Stannis Baratheon as characters made in each other's image.   Next week: Arya rides across the countryside with the Merry Men in pursuit of Robin Hood in ASOS, Arya IV!   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.threadless.com     Our twitter: twitter.com/N...

Episode 170: A STORM OF SWORDS, JAIME III: ”Shall We Dance”

January 10, 2022 12:00 - 1 hour - 65.2 MB

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, Jaime grabs a sword and gets his butt kicked by Brienne before the Bloody Mummers show up to make everything worse.   This week, we:    - Arrive at Maidenpool to find the town sacked and the castle locked - Wave farewell to Cleos Frey, who dies as he lived: without dignity - Break down how Jaime's certainties falter throughout his duel wit...

Episode 169: A STORM OF SWORDS, CATELYN III: ”Fallen Kingdom”

January 03, 2022 12:00 - 1 hour - 94.8 MB

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, it's child murder, lord murder and the all-but-fall of the North. Cheery Stark stuff.   This week, we:    - Analyze Rickard Karstark, his reasons and his weak-ass rationale for child murder - See how Robb Stark is reacting emotionally to the fall of his kingdom - Dread alongside of Catelyn at the loss of the Karstarks and what this means f...

The NotACast 2021 Holiday Special Episode: ”The Broken Man: An Analysis of Theon Greyjoy in ADWD”

December 27, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 111 MB

Hi everyone and happy holidays 2021! Today, we're doing a full analysis of Theon's ADWD arc as part of our annual holiday tradition of releasing a holiday bonus episode for everyone. If you like what you hear, consider becoming a patron at https://patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF.   If we get up to 950 patrons, we'll start our analyses of the Theon TWOW sample chapter!    Love you all. Thank you for spending your 2021 listening to us. See you in 2022!   Our Patreon: https://patreon.com/NotACastA...

Episode 168: A STORM OF SWORDS, TYRION III: ”Hands of Gold”

December 20, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 86.9 MB

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, Tyrion watches the game of thrones from the outside. Poor Tyrion. Kind of.   This week, we:    - Watch the members of the Small Council play musical chairs - Analyze how Tywin and the Lords of the Reach play politics with the North - Chuckle and wince as Littlefinger uses his little finger to unlock the Vale - Break down the Lannister fam...

Episode 167: A STORM OF SWORDS, SAMWELL I: ”The Terror (Part 2)”

December 13, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 97.8 MB

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, Samwell Tarly fights internal demons and an external one and rises as the Slayer.   This week, we:    - Engage our senses on the Battle of the Fist of the First Men - Empathize with Samwell with all the horror he's experienced and is experiencing. - Remember the bear! - Triumph alongside of Samwell as he kills the first Other in thousands...

Episode 166: A STORM OF SWORDS, SAMWELL I: ”The Terror (Part 1)”

December 06, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 49.6 MB

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, Samwell Tarly is walking in a winter wonderland...y'know, let's make that terrorland. Sounds right.   This week, we:    - Break down how George structures the reveal of what happened at the Fist - Praise the formal experimentation of interweaving past and present - Shiver in fear at the exquisite tone of dread a la Stephen King and found f...

Episode 165: A STORM OF SWORDS, SANSA II: ”Say Yes to the Dress” ft. Sarah Skilton

November 29, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 65.6 MB

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, Cersei gifts Sansa a dress for no nefarious reason whatsoever. Good guy Cersei. Who know!?   This week, we:    - Examine how Cersei continues her manipulation of Sansa -- which Sansa suspects - Take a close look at the Tyrell cousins, see how they work as a team and yet are still naive  - Analyze Margaery's behavior closely - See Littlefi...

Episode 164: A STORM OF SWORDS, JON II: ”Last of the Giants” ft. Stefan Sasse

November 22, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 91.8 MB

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, Stefan Sasse joins us as Jon Snow meets giants, talks with Tormund, and barely escapes execution by getting laid. What a day.   This week, we:    - Mosh furiously as giants arrive riding mammoths - Take apart Tormund's satirical self-presentation through stories - Laugh at Jon trying and failing to suppress his feelings for Ygritte - Hold...

Episode 163: A STORM OF SWORDS, CATELYN II: ”Things Fall Apart”

November 15, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour - 74.1 MB

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, Catelyn did nothing wrong. Or did she? Or Robb?? Or Edmure??? Or all of them? That'll do.   This week, we:    - Take stock of Catelyn's growing sense of dread - Welcome Robb back to the narrative... - ...before dropping the bomb of his wedding - Analyze Catelyn's reaction to her baby boy getting married - Break down the complex emotional...

Episode 162: A STORM OF SWORDS, ARYA I-III: ”On the Road Again”

November 08, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 90.4 MB

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, Arya is chased, chases, reunites and is chased yet again.   This week, we:    - Examine Arya's journey into the dark woods and how she's coping with the violence around her. - Express some criticism of some of Arya's early ASOS chapters - Get emotional over Arya and Harwin's reunion - Check in with the BWB and find out their organizing pr...

Episode 161: A STORM OF SWORDS, TYRION II: ”Spiderwebs”

November 01, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 59.4 MB

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, Tyrion just can't quit Shae.   This week, we:    - Compare and contrast Tyrion's rise in Clash with his fall in Storm - Dig deeper into Varys' character as we see his quarters - Shake our heads as Tyrion ties himself in knots over Shae - Point out all the ways Tywin is reversing his son's policies - Ask the big question: who's Varys' spy...

Episode 160: A STORM OF SWORDS, JAIME II: ”To Kneel or Not to Kneel”

October 25, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 59.1 MB

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, Jaime and Brienne stop off at an inn, only to find it's full of shit in more ways than one.   This week, we:    - Analyze the war through the lens of the Inn of the Kneeling Man - Contrast the themes of freedom and trust running through these Jaime chapters - Pick apart the negotiation over horses the NotAnInnkeep plans to steal back - Di...

Episode 159: A STORM OF SWORDS, DAVOS II: ”Pirates and Prophets”

October 18, 2021 11:00 - 1 hour - 69.5 MB

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, Davos tries to assassinate Melisandre despite his pneumonia. Take a sick day, Davos!   This week, we:    - Return to Dragonstone, with all the gothic gloom that goes with it - Analyze Davos' short-lived identity as a spiritual warrior - Compare Davos' drive to kill Melisandre to Cressen...and Melisandre herself - Give it up for Salladhor ...

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