Detailed
Compact
Art
Reverse
November 11, 2019
READ EMMETT'S ESSAY ON EURON HERE! https://poorquentyn.com/2019/10/31/eldritch-apocalypse/ 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,His Grace King Stannis Baratheon tells the Lannisters to get the hell off his lawn, and they respond in a multitude of ways, some smart, some ... less so. This week, we: - Talk about the worst theater commander in ASOIAF - Look at Tyrion and Cersei, explore their dynamic through lies and mummery - Give an honest appraisal of why Cersei is so freaked out why Tywin or Joffrey will find out about her relationship to Jaime  - Explore Tyrion's relationship with his image of the demon monkey man - Get in deep (phrasing) on the sexual dynamics in Westeros vs the Summer Islands - It's Varys and Tyrion talk politics time, and boy are we having fun. - Answer definitely the question on who was the Hand of the King who built the tunnel to Chataya's brothel in King's Landing Next week, Bran II, in which the Northmen left behind by Robb’s army come to Winterfell to make demands...from bended knee, of course. And we will be joined for this very political chapter by our most frequent guest, Steven Attewell!    Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
November 4, 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 pig-faced shit-knight Amory Lorch wipes out Yoren of the Night’s Watch and most of his charges. It’s not all bad news, though; at least Arya saves Rorge and Biter! This week, we: - Go through some of our favorite and "favorite" Apple Podcast Reviews - Talk about the unsettling feeling of dread settling over the scene well before Amory Lorch shows up - Talk about the Tolkienesque aspects of this chapter and how George reinterprets Tolkien's critiques of the crimes against nature.  - Discourse on Yoren as an idealist and how his ideals aren't so far removed from the current time of the story   - Battlechapter! Battlechapter! Slaughter ... chapter?  - Address why Amory Lorch as a war criminal takes backseat to Gregor and Vargo Hoat Next week: Tyrion III, in which the Lannisters react to His Grace King Stannis Baratheon’s letter declaring them traitors (fuck yeah, righteous) and Tyrion begins work on a project for his metalworking class that probably won’t turn out to be important at all.   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
October 28, 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 messiah, her miracle babies, and her dwindling entourage wander the desert in pursuit of a star, only to be met by three wise men. Well...not all of them are men, and none of them are wise, but you get the idea. This week, we: -Rank our favorite Star Wars movies (lest we be the only ones not to) -Discuss our...mixed feelings about Dany's prophetic arc in ACOK and her spiritual place in general -Praise how George writes Dany as a young mother, albeit of lizards -Dig into the layers of imagery and metaphor in this chapter's settings, the Red Waste and Vaes Tolorro  -Begrudgingly allow Jorah Mormont to tell his mediocre life story Next week: Pig-faced shit-knight Amory Lorch wipes out the heroic grump Yoren of the Night's Watch, along with most of his ragged fellowship, in ACOK Arya IV! Can't wait until Lorch dies.  Mighty Isobel on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/MightyIsobel Mighty Isobel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mightyisobel Mighty Isobel on Tumblr: https://mightyisobel.tumblr.com/ Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
October 21, 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, everything goes exactly according to plan for our new protagonist, Theon “The Ladies Love Me” Greyjoy.    This week, we:   - Talk about our favorite to least favorite Greyjoys   - Emmett analyzes how Theon came into being as a POV character and why his character beats far outshine his actual plot beats.   - Analyze Theon in how he constructs his identity around Ironborn lore he doesn't have a personal connection to and how awful this manifests itself in his treatment of the captain's daughter.   - Muse on the worldbuilding George puts into the Ironborn culture, and how these sparse, bleak lands speak volumes on GRRM's opinion of them and their culture.   - Pour one out for Balon Greyjoy who has a sad, and that sad is going to result in a disastrous war which will give the Ironborn nothing   - Is the Captain's Daughter pregnant by Theon? We discuss!   Next week, ACOK Daenerys I where we finally check in with the Mother of Dragons and her tiny band of followers wandering the desert. No religious imagery there whatsoever. And we will be joined in the Red Waste by a new guest: Mighty Isobel!    Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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!   Kim's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimrrenfro   Kim at INSIDER: https://www.thisisinsider.com/author/kim-renfro   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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!  Frank's reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/SerDonalPeasebury/overview   Frank's twitter: https://twitter.com/frankbumb   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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! Frank's reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/SerDonalPeasebury/overview   Frank's twitter: https://twitter.com/frankbumb   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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 website: http://www.lawsoficeandfire.com/   Clint's Laws of Ice and Fire twitter: https://twitter.com/WesterosLaw   Clint's personal twitter: https://twitter.com/clintw   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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!   Steven's blog: https://racefortheironthrone.wordpress.com/   Steven's tumblr: https://racefortheironthrone.tumblr.com/   Steven's patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevenattewell/overview   Steven's twitter: https://twitter.com/StevenAttewell   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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!   Matt's podcast: https://joemagician.podbean.com/   Matt's youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHmkKXQMT3SBBzmPQAbgMog   Matt's patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Joemagician/posts   Matt's twitter: https://twitter.com/TheJoeMagician   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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!   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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...   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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!   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
August 12, 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, STANNIS the objectively rightful King of Westeros and his morally unambiguous sorceress begin their crusade to set the world to rights. We foresee no complications whatsoever.  This week, we: - Talk about the choice of introducing Stannis and Melisandre through Cressen's POV instead of Davos  - Attempt and ABSOLUTELY SUCCEED in re-evaluating Stannis against the memes and preconceived notions - Set Stannis's characterization against what Robert, Renly and Westeros believe about him - Re-evaluate Selyse and offer a more sympathetic picture of Queen Selyse while also looking askance at her fanaticism. - Define Melisandre and her purpose in the story, analyzing her in the context of magic and magic - Talk about Stannis burning Shireen in the context of the books and show. Next week we're on the road for ACOK, Arya I, Arya II and Arya III! All Arya, all the time! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
August 5, 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, Maester Cressen stares down a giant Eye of Sauron in the sky above Dragonstone before meeting with his king...and the latter will be covered next week, as part of "Red, Part 2." Don't blame us, the chapter is 10,000 pages long!!  This week, we: -Consider why George has been stingy on Stannis-Shireen moments so far relative to the show -Give a quick overview of A Clash of Kings as we shift from book one of ASOIAF to book two -Set up the dynamic between the secular and sorcerous that will dominate the book -Talk about the siege of Storm's End and how it works as a foundation for Stannis' character -Ask the most important question of all: what's up with Patchface? Next week: Red, Part 2, introducing His Grace Stannis Baratheon, First of His Name. At long last.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
July 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, an exiled widowed teenager stranded in the wasteland is reborn as the Mother of Dragons. Now that’s how you end a book. This week, we: - Frame the dragonbirth as as religious experience, not only for the characters but for us, the audience - Break down the chapter's structure in terms of what Dany is planning v. what George reveals to us - Discuss how Dany's character arc and the larger forces of destiny beautifully harmonize - Praise Dany's politics (for now) as she takes command of the khalasar in the name of equality and transformation - Try and fail to explain the magic at work in Drogo's funeral pyre Next week: no regular episode, but our $5+ patrons will get our look back in AGOT--what we liked, what we didn't, what we learned. In two weeks, the normal cast resumes with the Prologue to A Clash of Kings. Thanks and love to everyone who's listened throughout book one!! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
July 15, 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 vassals of Winterfell and Riverrun come together to declare with one voice that Robb Stark is the King in the North! King in the North! KING IN THE NOOOOORTH!  This week, we: - Reminisce a bit on AGOT and what we're looking forward to in ACOK - Reflect on the key changes between this chapter and events from the Thrones Show - The War Shit: It's battle analysis of the Battle of the Camps! - Catelyn's grief and pride intermingling as Robb Stark enters Riverrun - It's council time in which Renly Baratheon is thrown a lot of shade - THE KING IN THE NORTH - Was Northern independence/independence a good thing? Was it justified? We DISCUSS! Next week: The final chapter in AGOT: Daenerys X, in which the last dragon brings back the real dragons in the defining act of magic in ASOIAF.  Steven's website: https://racefortheironthrone.wordpress.com/ Steven's patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevenattewell/overview Steven's twitter: https://twitter.com/StevenAttewell Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
July 8, 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, Jon Snow attempts to abandon his Night's Watch vows in order to ride off and join Robb in avenging Ned...only for his brothers and his LC to tell him that his place is at Castle Black fighting the army of the dead.  This week, we: - Ponder what Jon might get up to while inside Ghost - Acknowledge that the occasionally overbearing Teenage Drama tone to Jon's AGOT chapters fits someone his age making all these tough decisions - Pat Jon on the head and call him a good boy as he realizes that running away from his problems isn't solving them -Look ahead to Jon's later temptations to leave the Watch, of which this is but the first of three - Parse Elsie Mormont's statements about power, priorities, and the Iron Throne v. the White Walkers Next week: Steven Attewell of Race For The Iron Throne joins us to discuss Robb Stark being crowned KING IN THE NORRRRRRR*deep breath*RRRRRRTH in AGOT, Catelyn XI! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
July 1, 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, Tywin helpfully lists all the myriad ways in which Team Lannister is screwed before putting Tyrion of all people in charge of saving the day. This week, we: - Talk about how Tywin kind-of forgot about Dorne and the Reach - Tywin gets his sweet, sweet comeuppance - Everything is going quite badly for the Lannisters in every geographical direction - What was Tywin planning for Tyrion in King's Landing? A discussion! - Kevan Lannister: a war criminal Next week: AGOT, Jon IX!   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
June 24, 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, Eliana from Girls Gone Canon joins us to talk about how Daenerys wakes up from nightmares of fire and blood and death to...a reality full of fire and blood and death. Cheerful stuff, George. This week, we: - Discuss what it means to come back from the dead - Analyze Dany's nightmare in terms of her endgame in the show and (probably) the books - Step aside for Mirri Maz Duur's moment in the spotlight - Say farewell to Khal Drogo and the dreams of happiness and home which Dany invested in him - Frame Dany's arc as Shakespearean tragedy Next week: AGOT, Tyrion IX! Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's essay on Dany: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/daughter-of-death-a-song-of-ice-and-fires-shakespearean-tragic-hero/ Girls Gone Canon: https://girlsgonecanon.podbean.com Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
June 17, 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, Sansa Stark, reeling from witnessing her father’s execution, is forced to stand strong against Joffrey (who is the worst), Meryn Trant (also the worst), and Sandor Clegane (not entirely the worst??) This week, we: - Talk some Shirley Jackson - Get deep on Sansa's grief - Ponder Sandor Clegane as anti-cynicism - Show how it's not all horror. George ain't a sadist or nihilist - Talk some retcon foreshadowing - Discuss Sansa's end point: Queen in the North! Next week: AGOT, Daenerys IX with Eliana AKA glass_table_girl from the Girls Gone Canon Podcast! Michal at Hypable: https://www.hypable.com/author/michal/  Vassals of Kingsgrave: https://vokpodcast.com/ Nice Jewish Girls: https://jewishcoffeehouse.com/culture-comedy-and-sports/nice-jewish-fangirls/ Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
June 10, 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, good ol' Maester Luwin reassures Bran and Rickon that their creepy nightmares about their dad being dead are meaningless...and of course, he is proven 100% right. Since when do dreams *mean* things?! This week, we: -Discuss the different directions George considered going with books four and five -Set up the struggle that will dominate Bran's storyline in the next book: the secular v. the magical, the Stark in Winterfell v. the Winged Wolf -Dig into the layers of political and personal history down in the Winterfell crypts -Pay tribute to the Ned Stark shaped hole inside Bran, Rickon, and his own tomb -Ponder where the Children of the Forest went and what they did after the Andals arrived per Luwin's story... Next week: AGOT, Sansa VI with new guest Michal Shick of Hypable, Nice Jewish Fangirls, and Vassals of Kingsgrave! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
June 3, 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, George RR Martin finally stops dicking around, pulls out our hearts, and steps on them while we watch. This is the chapter where Dad dies. We also talk: - An off-screen event we would have loved to see on-page - Ned's death is a tragedy, not a genre deconstruction - Arya's training arc continues and she grows through adversity - Red Wedding and Ned's death parallels - Who really killed Ned Stark? This episode is also available as a video which is 1 hour longer! Check out the director's cut of the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBK5edZJGRM Next week: AGOT, Bran VII! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
May 27, 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, George gets his horror on as everything collapses around Dany--personally, politically, and of course, magically. We also talk: - Daenerys as a physical dragon - Foreshadowing things to come with flies, hitting the mood just right - The importance of POV: a bad act by someone we sympathize with - The real (black) magic was the friends we made along the way - Emmett answers all of Jeff's questions about magic! Our next livestream on AGOT, Arya V is tonight if you're listening on the release date and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwKS3Gl5viI Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
May 22, 2019
...and that's a wrap. Join Jeff and Emmett in discussing the sorrowful, the satisfying, and the sickening in "The Iron Throne," the series finale of Game of Thrones!   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
May 20, 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 Stark describes the Battle of the Whispering Wood with such lyrical beauty you almost forget that a bunch of people are dying horribly. - Discuss Arianne and Daenerys - Unpack the poetry and the hard tactics of the battle - Contrast Robb's relationship to Cat with Tyrion's to Tywin - Chest-thump for Robb's victory, but what does it all truly mean ultimately? Next week: the shadows come to dance my lord in AGOT, Daenerys VIII! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
May 15, 2019
Well, that was something. King's Landing: dead. Sandor: dead. Cersei: dead. Jaime: dead. Euron: Good riddance. Here, we talk about our favorite and least favorite moments, we delve deep into Daenerys as destroyer or worlds and talk about Jaime as the NotAQar!   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
May 13, 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 has yet another frosty conversation with his dear old Dad, meets the woman he’ll murder at the end of book three, and then gets knocked out by a hammer, thus missing the battle ...oh wait, that’s the show. No offense, they didn’t have the budget to bring the Battle of the Green Fork to life! But books don’t have budgets, so we’re gonna get to dive into the real deal. - Talk about who the main character in AGOT is - Discuss Tyrion and Tywin's ever-increasing-ratcheting-always-upward toxic relationship - Shae's introduction and how Tyrion projects Tysha onto her - it's Battle of the Green Fork time! - So much foreshadowing and groundwork launches off this chapter - Did Roose Bolton throw the Battle of the Green Fork? (Absolutely, yes.) Next week: the woods are full of whispers in AGOT, Catelyn X! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
May 8, 2019
Time for the episode nobody liked! There's plenty of good and bad to discuss in "The Last of the Starks," and Jeff and Emmett dig into it, from Euron hitting Rhaegal with a folding chair to Dany unlocking the Stannis within. Enjoy!    Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
May 6, 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, Dany plays witness to the war crimes committed by Drogo and his Dothraki in the name of her claim to the Iron Throne, and decides to save (some of) the innocents...one of whom will change her life forever. This week, we: -Discuss those weird half-dragon (?) Targaryen babes -Compare and contrast the atrocities in this chapter to what's going down in Westeros -Praise Dany's heroic instincts while noting how poorly they fare in this specific cultural context -Introduce Mirri Maz Duur, everyone's favorite witchy aunt -Debate whether she genuinely tried to heal Drogo or had his downfall in mind from the start Next week: It's time for the First! Big! Battle!! Namely the Battle of the Green Fork (along with the introduction of Shae and Podrick Payne) in AGOT, Tyrion VIII! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
May 1, 2019
Last week was the best episode ever.   This week though ... hoo boy.   Join Jeff and Emmett as they come not to praise "The Long Night" but bury it.   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF   Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/   Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber   Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn   Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
April 29, 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, Jon Snow, Zombie Hunter, is confronted with split loyalties and hears some heavy advice on that subject from his secret great-great-great uncle Aemon. Oh, and he gets a sweet Valyrian steel sword too, I guess. And the Amen Brothers were joined by an AWESOME guest in the form of INSIDER writer Kim Renfro! This week, we: - Answer a question about the 2019 ASOIAF calendar - Evaluate Jon's state of mind especially when he's given Longclaw - Maester Aemon! Maester Aemon! - Vows and Vows. They make you swear and swear - Did Aemon know about Jon's Targaryen identity? Next week: AGOT, Daenerys VII! Pre-order Kim's book!: https://www.amazon.com/Unofficial-Guide-Game-Thrones/dp/1982116404/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1P0IX56BUCTA1&keywords=kim+renfro&qid=1556212263&s=gateway&sprefix=kim+renfro%2Caps%2C117&sr=8-1 Kim's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimrrenfro Kim at INSIDER: https://www.thisisinsider.com/author/kim-renfro Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
April 24, 2019
It's time for the Best! Episode! Ever!  Join Jeff and Emmett as they sing the praises of "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," the episode that's been making everyone cry for the last few days. Jenny's Song, Grey Worm and Missandei, the Others as a metaphor for the end of memory and meaning, and of course, the knighting of Brienne of Tarth...it's all here. Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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!  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
April 17, 2019
Duh-Duh-duh-duh-Duh-duh-Duh-Duh-Duh-duh-Duh-deee-DUHHHHHH Game of Thrones is back, and it’s more gamey, more thronesey than ever! Join Emmett and Jeff as they unpack this episode in all its glory! From the good (Jon and Sam, Sam and Daenerys, music, costuming, homages to S01) to the bad (Theon/Yara, the Bronn subplot), we talk it all, and we answer some of your questions too!   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
April 15, 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 Amen Brothers are joined by Lauren, AKA Shakespeare of Thrones to discuss George RR Martin's best Shakespeare pastiche in Ned’s final (sob) chapter in ASOIAF. This week, we: - Muse about whether we'd rather read TWOW or ADOS if we could only read one - Get massively Shakespearean on this grim Ned chapter  - Was Ned really responsible for Robert's death as he believes? - Contrast this chapter to Kevan Lannister's Epilogue in ADWD - Did we mention Shakespeare? Well, by God, do we get deep into Shakespeare and its influence on ASOIAF (with particular emphasis on King Stannis!) Next week: Walder Frey mounts the stage Lauren's website: https://shakespeareofthrones.com/ Lauren's twitter: https://twitter.com/shakesofthrones Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
April 8, 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, Sansa Stark begs the newly-crowned King Joffrey for mercy for her father Eddard, and Joffrey agrees! We love a happy ending here at the NotACast... This week, we: -Wonder how Sansa would have fared as the Tyrells' hostage rather than the Lannisters' -Discuss Robert's controversial tapestries, both as metaphor and political tool -Say goodbye (for now) to Barristan Selmy--I'm sorry, "Arstan Whitebeard" -Dig into Barry's role in the Varys/Illyrio Conspiracy -Cheer on our courageous daughter, Sansa Stark, as she sticks her neck out to save her dad (her non-us dad, that is) Next week: Lauren aka Shakespeare of Thrones joins us to discuss Eddard XV, Ned's sorrowful final chapter down in the black cells.  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
April 1, 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 is finally reunited with Tywin Lannister, beloved father, friend to the smallfolk, and our very favorite character. This week, we: -Recount Tywin's crimes in the Westerlands -Talk the intricate and horrific family dynamic between Tyrion and Tywin -Hey Tyrion, you're acting like a villain here. QUIT THAT! -The shadow of Joanna and Tysha hanging over everything -Tywin and Stannis: a comparison -How to destroy the Vale and win friends! Next week: Jeff plots betrayal against Sansa Stark as she makes her desperate plea to save her father's life!  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
March 25, 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 Stark reunites with her firstborn child Robb at Moat Cailin; she still thinks of him fondly as her squalling infant son, but he's all grown up now and leading men to war.  This week, we: -Ponder the fate of Ashara Dayne -Welcome the Manderlys of "the north remembers" fame to the story -Lay out the Young Wolf's plan of attack as he marches against the merciless Lannisters -Discuss the one major mistake (or is it??) he makes in that plan: giving Roose Bolton command of his infantry -Wipe "dust" (totally not tears!) from our manly eyes while discussing the rich, moving relationship between Cat and Robb Next week: a *much* less moving parent-child reunion. That's right, we're finally getting to Tywin, it's time for AGOT Tyrion VII!  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
March 11, 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, if you come at the khaleesi, you best not miss.  This week, we:  - Talk about why Jorah sucks - Get some meta in and how this may have been one of the last chapters GRRM wrote for AGOT - Dany's identity crisis. Dothraki or Targaryen? Westerosi or Braavosi? etc - The shadow of Viserys Targaryen hanging over this chapter - The assassination plot and goddamit, Robert, you really done goofed this time - Lies and arbor red - What is really going on with the wineseller plot. The Amen Brothers find rare disagreement! In two weeks: Catelyn Stark who only did that one thing wrong in her entire life joins up with Robb as he marches south to ... win? (lose, eventually)!  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
March 4, 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, Robb Stark proves his mettle in mustering an army to go rescue his father, only for Osha to warn Bran that he's...well...marching the wrong way.  This week, we:  -Confess what we were like in high school   -Watch with pride as the Young Wolf is born -Drunkenly salute Greatjon Umber -Hide under the covers from Roose Bolton -Make ourselves sad discussing "hold the door"  Next week: The khaleesi gets her khal to march to war in a way she never expected in AGOT, Daenerys VI!  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
February 25, 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, dead men come walking (and killing) in the night in AGOT, Jon VII. This week, we:  -Predict with 100% accuracy how Jon's arc will go in TWOW -Praise the razor-sharp structure of GRRM's misdirection in this chapter -Cheer on Samwell Tarly, crime scene investigator -Highlight the growing identity struggle that will define Jon's story going forward -Wonder about what, exactly, the white walkers were up to with this zombie attack... Next week: Robb Stark marches to war in AGOT, Bran VI! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
February 18, 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! Today, Emmett and Jeff analyze Emmett's 2nd favorite ASOIAF chapter: AGOT, Arya IV: Syrio's last stand. This week, we: - Talk about the legends and stories that inspired GRRM in creating Sansa - The audio horror of war - Courtesy as armor and manipulation (by Cersei) - Cersei: bad or the worst? - No. Littlefinger is the worst - Stoneheart, tears of blood, Varys foreshadowing - Jeyne Poole: Littlefinger's downfall? (We freaking hope so)   Next Week: AGOT, Jon VII!  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
February 11, 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! Today, Emmett and Jeff analyze Emmett's 2nd favorite ASOIAF chapter: AGOT, Arya IV: Syrio's last stand. This week, we: - Talk about why Septa Mordane remains the worst - Syrio's heroic last stand and what it means for the reader and Arya - Arya goes back into the tunnels - Some House with the Red Door clues in this chapter - The surprise, "true" identity of Syrio Forel. And is he dead? (yes) - The reason why Ned didn't reveal the truth about Cersei's children at court! If you all want to watch this episode and an ADDITIONAL 40 minutes of content where Emmett and Jeff took questions and bullshitted with everyone, check out our first-ever youtube livestream for this episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35F2JB6LXpE  Next Week: AGOT, Sansa IV!  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
February 4, 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! Today, Emmett and Jeff do the most consequential chapter in all of fantasy in the past 20 years: AGOT, Eddard XIV: Ned Stark's downfall. This week, we: - Send non-tinfoil theories to the Wall - The dread leading up to Ned's march into the throneroom - Was Varys genuine in his grief? - Littlefinger, that motherfucker - Paper shields are important! - The reason why Ned didn't reveal the truth about Cersei's children at court! Next Week: AGOT, Arya IV! Actually, if you want in on it, you can watch the episode live in our first ever youtube livestream episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35F2JB6LXpE  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
January 28, 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! Today, Emmett and Jeff venture into a brief optimistic spot: Jon Snow's graduation into the Night's Watch in AGOT, Jon VI This week, we: - Talk about what's in the Crypts of Winterfell - Sing Vitamin C and recite our Night's Watch vows - Mormont's speech about the Night's Watch: the good and bad - Analyze each and every line from the vow - Is the Night's Watch a good thing? Discussion ensues Next Week: AGOT, Eddard XIV!  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
January 21, 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! Today, Emmett and Jeff dive into a VERY emotionally distressing chapter: Eddard XIII. This week, we: - Hypothesize about the Lannister role in endgame -Analyze the parallels between this chapter and the Tower of Joy -Pay tribute to Robert Baratheon on his deathbed -Delve into the offers Ned receives from Renly (the worst) and Littlefinger (somehow worse than the worst) Next Week: AGOT, Jon VI!  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
January 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! Today, Emmett and Jeff are joined AGAIN by ASOIAF mystic and mythical astronomer: Lucifer Means Lightbringer, AKA LML. He joins the boys today in doing the deep-dive into Daenerys Targaryen's fifth chapter. This week, we: - Answer a question about Dany and Quaithe's connection - Delve into the symbolism surrounding the three major events from the chapter - LML gets deep on the mythology and the culture the Dothraki descend from - Poor Viserys, Stupid Viserys - Who is the stallion who mounts the world?   Next Week: AGOT, Eddard XIII!   Lucifer Means Lightbringer: Website, podcast, youtube, twitter, patreon Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
January 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! Today, Emmett and Jeff unpack the most pivotal chapter in AGOT yet: AGOT, Eddard XII This week, we talk about: - Cersei's downfall - Ned's struggle with the truth and how to save the children - Was Ned stupid and this is what got him killed? (NO!)   In two weeks: AGOT, Daenerys V with LML!   Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
December 24, 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 breakdown AGOT, Sansa III, where, you guessed it, Sansa hears the phrase "life is not a song." This week, we talk about: - Which part of ASOIAF we'd remove if we had too (The Two Amen Brothers fight over what's right) - Sansa begins to learn that life is not a fairytale and begins editing her own stories to make them seem like songs in response - Littlefinger, that grooming asshole. - We unpack Sansa informing on Ned to Cersei   In two weeks: AGOT, Eddard XII! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
December 21, 2018
Hi everyone and happy holidays! Today, we're releasing our holiday special episode all about TWOW/ADOS and how much of it was spoiled by GoT. And we brought a fantastic guest with us: Joanna Robinson of Vanity Fair, Storm of Spoilers, Decoding Westworld and so many other fantastic podcasts and projects!   Thanks for making our lives so blessed this year. Seriously, you all are the best!   Joanna Robinson at Vanity Fair: https://www.vanityfair.com/contributor/joanna-robinson  Storm of Spoilers: http://fightinginthewarroom.com/category/storm-of-spoilers/  Decoding Westworld: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/decoding-westworld/id1163344992?mt=2  Joanna on twitter: https://twitter.com/jowrotethis  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
December 17, 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 breakdown AGOT, Eddard XI, in which Ned Stark sits high atop the uncomfortable Iron Throne and does a bit of northern justice south of the Neck. But was this the smart play? So much to talk about … This week, we talk about: - Loras and Renly's relationship - What's the future for Fire and Blood, Volume Two - The Red Keep: a bloody history - Tywin's real plan for the Riverlands - Ned: smart in his plan for Tywin - Ned: maybe not as smart to send his men away - Ned: actually, he's smart guys. Deal with it.   Next week: AGOT, Sansa III!   Steve's wordpress site: https://racefortheironthrone.wordpress.com/ Steve's tumblr: http://racefortheironthrone.tumblr.com/  Link to Steve's books on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_15?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=steven+attewell&sprefix=steven+attewell%2Caps%2C130&crid=LBE3ZJ3QHQD4  Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
December 10, 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 breakdown AGOT, Tyrion VI, in which Tyrion shares his brutal backstory with his new friend Bronn before making a whole bunch of new friends with the locals. This week, we talk about: -The many battles of TWOW (a favorite topic of Jeff's)  -Bronn and Tyrion's evolving relationship -Tyrion's cynicism and where it comes from -The many horrors of Tywin Lannister -Will we meet Tysha in ASOIAF?   Next week: AGOT, Eddard XI with Steven Attewell! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
December 3, 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 breakdown AGOT, Jon V, in which Jon Snow is officially offered a place in the Night’s Watch, but doesn’t feel right about it unless his BFF Samwell Tarly gets to come along as well. This week, we talk about: - The mysterious letter Princess Deria Martell sent to Aegon the Conqueror - Alliser Thorne being (wait for it) an asshole - How Jon gives it all for his brother, man - Maester Aemon as a character of growing significance - A most excellent metaphor: "a chain needs all sorts of metals, and a land needs all sorts of people." - Yet another clue for R+L=J - Is Chett justified in his quest for revenge against Jon and Sam? (no) Next week: AGOT, Tyrion VI! Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our brand new youtube page! www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: poorquentyn.tumblr.com/ Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
November 19, 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 breakdown AGOT, Catelyn VII in which Catelyn watches one duel and recalls another. This week, we: - Answer a question Littlefinger's involvement in Robert's Rebellion - Talk about the idiot monkey morons known as the Vale nobility - More of the injustice system in Westeros and how it benefits the mighty and hurts everyone else - The tragedy of Ser Vardis Egen - Littlefinger's duel with Brandon - All the Lysa killed Jon Arryn foreshadowing in this chapter - Is Littlefinger justified in his vengeance quest against the Starks and Tullys? (no) In two weeks: AGOT, Jon V!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/  Our brand new youtube page! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdGXJ8LLpPuD0zUOnw?view_as=subscriber Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
November 12, 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 joined by Chloe AKA LiesandArbor to breakdown one of the most iconic chapters in all of ASOIAF: AGOT, Eddard X. This week, we: - Talk a whole lot about the battles of ice and fire that will kick off TWOW - Radio theater the shit out of the Tower of Joy scene - SO MUCH TOWER OF JOY. DID YOU HEAR ME? - The chivalric dream wakes to the harsh reality of Robert and Cersei - Was the final line of AGOT, Eddard X bad? It's a fight for the century. - Ethan Glover and the Harrenhal Conspiracy - Separating the reality from Ned's dreamscape Next week: AGOT, Catelyn VII   The Girls Gone Canon Podcast: https://girlsgonecanon.podbean.com/  GGC Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/girlsgonecanon  Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor  Chloe's tumblr: http://liesandarbor.tumblr.com/  Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
November 5, 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 breakdown AGOT, Tyrion V in which Tyrion escapes a perilous situation with his wit, cunning, and a well-timed roll of the dice. Classic Tyrion shit, in other words. This week, we: - Answer a question about whether Jaime Lannister might be Dany's "Treason for love" - Analyze justice in Westeros (Injustice) - Show how Tyrion's mouth gets him in and out of trouble - Run the thread of privilege and non-privilege in Tyrion's storyline - Do some sigils and heraldry shit in Westeros! - Tyrion's trials by battle and the privilege of nobility in Westeros - Theorize about Weirwood and the potential for Sweetrobin to have been a failed Bloodraven protege - Answer the question: Will Tyrion be a dragon rider!? Next week: AGOT, Tyrion V!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
October 29, 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 analyze AGOT, Bran V in which Bran Stark takes a lovely horse ride atop his brand new saddle, but in ASOIAF-fashion, it ends in blood. This week, we: - Answer a question about Jaqen H'ghar in the black cells - From joy to melancholy to blood: Bran's day out - Why Robb and Bran acted somewhat stupidly in the circumstance - But Theon is the worst - The dark mirroring GRRM does for this "hunt" vs what we see in Theon's ACOK/ADWD arcs - The winter town and its significance for TWOW.   Next week: AGOT, Tyrion V!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
October 22, 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 unpack AGOT, Daenerys IV in which Dany and the gang arrive at the “ancient, arrogant, and empty” city of Vaes Dothrak, where in a shocking turn of events, Viserys is an asshole.. This week, we: - Talk about Dany's identity conflict between Targaryen and Dothraki - Dany's education as a Khaleesi - Viserys' racism and arrogance and how his role as "Cart King" seems an honor to him in very Westerosi fashion (but it isn't) - The belt Dany whacks Viserys with and its symbolic importance - Why Viserys' villainy is not for the best - Dany's TWOW Dothraki arc   Next week: AGOT, Bran V!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
October 15, 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 unpack AGOT, Eddard IX in which Ned’s melancholy musings on Robert and Lyanna while riding back from visiting a brothel are rudely interrupted by an attack by Jaime Lannister, which leaves Ned wounded and several of his men killed. This week, we: - Talk about the brutal melancholy of the chapter and how GRRM tides the emotions and past experiences in and out. - Class structure as demonstrated by where Ned, Littlefinger and his men are in Chataya's brothel - Jaime, Ned and Littlefinger emoting through their confrontation on the streets of King's Landing - Why Janos Slynt getting killed is satisfying - Who tipped Jaime off about where to find Ned in King's Landing? (It's Littlefinger)   Next week: AGOT, Daenerys IV!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
October 8, 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 unpack AGOT, Catelyn VI in which Catelyn Stark makes it out of the Mountains of the Moon to the Vale proper...only to have to climb yet another mountain. She just can’t win, despite doing nothing wrong, ever. This week, we: - Give our initial thoughts on the FIRE AND BLOOD excerpt - Catelyn's growing stony heart - Feudalism and Brynden Tully - Lysa as pitiable and why she's acting the way she is - Catelyn's ascent to the Eyrie and how it represents the hero's journey and what awaits the hero at the top - What is going to happen in the Vale in TWOW   Next week: AGOT, Eddard IX!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
October 1, 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 tackle AGOT, Eddard VIII in which Ned Stark pleads with Robert not to murder Daenerys and Viserys and ends up resigning rather than participate in murder. This week, we: - Discuss Ned's three arguments to Robert about not killing Daenerys - How Ned leaving is a breakup - How much of a shit Renly is - Who was the merchant Littlefinger priced a hit out on? - The moral event horizon: killing children in ASOIAF   Next week: AGOT, Catelyn VI! Remember to check out part 1 of our patreon-only episode if you're one of our $5/above patrons. And if you're not a patron yet, link below!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
September 24, 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 tackle AGOT, Arya IIIin which Arya Stark chases cats through the Red Keep and stumbles upon dragon skulls and a pair of conspirators. This week, we: - Talk about a potential First Blackfyre Rebellion show - Discuss Arya's training montage, chasing cats - Follow up on her chat with dad and how Ned giving her something to do was the best thing he could have done for her - So much foreshadowing and groundwork: Illyrio, Balerion (the cat, not the dragon),  - What exactly was Varys and Illyrio's plan at this juncture in the story?   Next week: AGOT, Eddard VIII! Remember to check out part 1 of our patreon-only episode if you're one of our $5/above patrons. And if you're not a patron yet, link below!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
September 17, 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 tackle AGOT, Tyrion IV in which Tyrion Lannister rides as a captive of Catelyn’s Stark’s to the Vale, gets ambushed by Mountain Clansmen and sows doubt in Catelyn’s mind about whether he actually sent the catspaw to kill Bran. This week, we: - Answer a question about an AU where Hoster Tully isn't sick. - Discuss how this chapter immediately follows up to Catelyn V - Introduce Tyrion's changing mentality - The Three Stooges in Westeros? Mmm hmm. They're here in this episode! - Should Bronn have died in the Loot Train Battle in GoT, S07?   Next week: AGOT, Arya III!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
September 10, 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 tackle AGOT, Eddard VII in which in which the Hand’s Tourney comes to a bloody close and the titular Hand has some very revealing conversations with King Robert and Varys the Spider. This week, we: - Answer a question about the convenience of Ned figuring out that Jaime was the father of Cersei's children - Discuss Ser Hugh's life and death as representative of chivalry and knightly virtue - Robert Baratheon's hatred for rule and the crown vs his love for winning and fighting for the crown - The end of the Hand's Tourney and what Gregor represents - Varys and his spiderwebs - Foreshadowing Ned and Robert's death - Who killed Ser Hugh of the Vale   Next week: AGOT, Tyrion IV!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
September 3, 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 joined by Chloe, AKA Liesandarbor! This week, we: - Answer a question about the upcoming Long Night - Engage in depth on oh so many aspects of this chapter: the tourney, Sansa as fantasy protagonist, that apparently she's only 12 years old - Lord Creepyfinger and Sansa - The hold-your-breath conversation between Sansa and Sandor - Ser Hugh's death and its impact on Sansa - Minor character casting call - Foreshadowing the Tourney of the Winged Knights in TWOW - And finally, the war that ends it all: Is SanSan canon!   Next week: AGOT, Eddard VII!   The Girls Gone Canon Podcast: https://girlsgonecanon.podbean.com/  GGC Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/girlsgonecanon  Chloe's twitter: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor  Chloe's tumblr: http://liesandarbor.tumblr.com/  Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
August 27, 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 tackle Jeff's favorite AGOT chapter: AGOT, Catelyn V in which Lady Catelyn and her faithful retainer Ser Rodrik have a fateful chance encounter at the crossroads. This week, we: - Answer a question whether any of the gods are real in ASOIAF. - Talk about Catelyn's family, her home and the fractured politics of the Riverlands - The Inn at the Crossroads: not just a crossroads in space, but in time - Feudalism and how Masha Heddle embodies it in her interactions with the incognito Catelyn and cognito Tyrion - Our first inklings of the southron ambitions theory! (Jeff's favorite ASOIAF Theory!) - Foreshadowing and irony in Catelyn's depictions of the Vale and Riverlands - Bronn Foreshadowing - And finally, the great debate of our time: was Catelyn right in taking Tyrion prisoner?   Next week: AGOT, Sansa II with Chloe AKA LiesAndArbor from Twitter and Tumbler!!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
August 20, 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 tackle AGOT, Eddard VI in which Ned Stark has a frustrating small council session, the reader receives our first inklings of who Stannis Baratheon is and Ned visits an armorer and his apprentice who turns out to be Gendry: Robert Baratheon’s bastard.  This week, we: - Answer a question about what era of history in Westeros or Essos and our own time we'd live in. - Announce our next patreon-only episode: a character analysis of none other than King Robert Baratheon! - Get into the small council session, more players, Janos the Fuckboy, others - Stannis! Stannis! STANNIS! - Baratheon Family Dynamics - Where is Robert Baratheon in all of this? - Renly's knowledge of the twincest - Who paid for Gendry's apprentice fee? The Amen Brothers open a detective agency and investigate     Next week: AGOT, Eddard VI!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
August 13, 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 tackle AGOT, Jon IV where Jon makes a friend in Samwell Tarly for life. This week, we: - Answer a question about our favorite Nerstream Era Supreme Court of Westeros ruling. - Talk through Sam and Jon's relationship and how it evolves - Randyll "Lord Fuckface" Tarly gets his due - Foreshadowing for the Red Wedding, Sack of Winterfelland Jon as the Last Hero - What was Jon Snow's birth name? The Amen Brothers investigate!     Next week: AGOT, Eddard VI!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
August 6, 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 tackle AGOT, Eddard V in which Ned soft-interrogates Grand Maester Pycelle, has a great moment with Arya and gets a lesson in paranoia from Littlefinger This week, we: - Answer a question about whether GRRM not taking an active role in the show led to lower quality seasons. - Throw numerous shade at Pycelle (who deserves every bit of it) - Analyze Ned Stark as our neo-noir medieval detective - Pontificate on the heat and "sweet milk" and what they symbolize - Pycelle's role in Jon Arryn's death - Varys killing Pycelle foreshadowing - How GRRM tells a mystory story   Next week: AGOT, Jon IV!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
July 30, 2018
Hello! And welcome to a very, very special edition of the NotACast ... podcast - a patreon sample episode where PoorQuentyn and BryndenBFish throwdown on the fate of Ser Barristan Selmy!   Now, if you listen to us regularly, you know that typically, we give you all one chapter per week, but this past week, both Emmett and Jeff had some IRL responsibilities which prevented them from recording the next chapter episode. So, instead as a little treat, we are making our first patreon-only episode of the NotACast podcast available to the general public!    In this nearly 2 hour long episode, we cover topics like: - The story of Ser Barristan so far - Do we like Barristan? Is he a hero or a villain? (The answer may surprise you!) - Emmett's arguments: the cowboy's last ride, the dangers in Meereen, the need to hew down the # of POV characters - Jeff's arguments: Barristan as a Rhaegar fanboy and what Aegon's reveal would mean to Barristan, Dany is too OP for the second dance of the dragons, Barristan's guilt in serving Aerys and how that may mean something when a reborn Dany arrives back in Westeros  It's great fun, and please consider our patreon if you're able to (But if not, no worries, friends. We'll keep doing our chapter by chapters for YOU!)   To quickly recap what our patreon is and the reward tiers, it’s:   $1-4/month: Sparrows: A Thank you from us at the end credits, show notes $5-9/month: Poor Fellows: Thanks and show notes, special episodes $10-19/month: Sworn Swords:Thanks, show notes, special episodes 1 day early release of main episodes, show notes for special episodes and the option to submit a question for us to answer in our rotating “Question of the week” $20-29/month: Kingsguard:Thanks, show notes, special episodes 2 day early release of main episodes, show notes for special episodes and the option to submit a question for us to answer in our rotating “Question of the week” $30 and above/month: Lords Commander: Thanks, show notes, special episodes 3 day early release of main episodes, show notes for special episodes and the option to submit a question for us to answer in our rotating “Question of the week”, all episodes are brought to you by your, yes your name!   The Girls Gone Canon outro Barristan episode can be found here: https://girlsgonecanon.podbean.com/e/girls-gone-canon-barristan-outro-ft-bryndenbfish/    Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
July 23, 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 joined by twitter and IRL extraordinaire ManuclearBomb! He joins the boys today in analyzing AGOT, Bran IV This week, we: - Answer questions about the Blackfyres, the Brotherhood without Banners and the fate of Davos Seaworth - Bran's physical and emotional broken state - Old Nan's stories and what horror as a genre actually means - Robb Stark, Tyrion and the Direwolves - Theon Greyjoy foreshadowing - Children of the Forest foreshadowing - And finally, Manu takes us through his awesome dragon-saddle theory!   We need to take one week off on account of IRL things. So, in TWO WEEKS, we hit AGOT, Eddard V!   Manu's work:  Website, A Scene of Ice and Fire Podcast, twitter, instagram   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
July 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 joined AGAIN by ASOIAF mystic and mythical astronomer: Lucifer Means Lightbringer, AKA LML. He joins the boys today in doing the deep-dive into Daenerys Targaryen's third chapter. Fair warning: there is discussion about rape and sexual assault in this episode. This week, we: - Answer questions about Cersei Lannister's TWOW arc, whether Stannis failed his brother and the realm by not telling Robert/Ned about the incest, and LML answers a question about ducks in his mystical, wonderful way! - Dany's so dense chapter and why we love it - PQ gets deep into Dany's cosmic apotheosis - Dragon dreams and how they temper Dany, making her stronger and more resilient - Why Jorah's grand statement about what the common people pray for is cynical bullshit for Jorah himself - How GRRM dropped the ball a bit in the evolution of Dany and Drogo's sexual relationship - Dragon dreams, the Others, the birth of dragons foreshadowing - LML shows the plebs what it means to embrace the fire of the gods as he takes us through his AMAZING theory on the Long Night, Moon Meteors and the Forging of Lightbringer - And finally, LML sings Radiohead's Karma Policeonce again to Jeff's deep and abiding sighs.   Next Week: AGOT, Bran IV with Manuclear Bomb!   Lucifer Means Lightbringer:  Website, podcast, youtube, twitter, patreon   Between Two Weirwoods: "Parenting in Westeros" ft the Girls Gone Canon Podcast and Crowfood's Daughter from the Disputed Lands!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7ErvcEEqcI    Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
July 9, 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 back in King's Landing, looking at George doing his best emotional work with AGOT, Arya II! This week, we: - Answer questions on Valyrian Steel, Littlefinger, the Age of Heroes adaptation and Ned's plan when he drew the dagger on Littlefinger. - Talk the impact of trauma on Arya Stark - The way the world works and how it impacts Arya - A new catch from Jeff - More Arya death foreshadowing(?) - Ned Stark's noble lies   Next Week: AGOT, Daenerys III with return special Guest LML!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
July 2, 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 journey back to the Wall to visit with Tyrion as he eats, drinks and japes his way through dinner and then heads on up to the Wall to hang out with Jon This week, we: - Answer questions on what Robert, Stannis or Renly would have done with Joffrey, Tommen and Myrcella and answer a question about the alliance between Janos and Alliser in ASOS. - Get our introduction to Maester Aemon! - Vows in conflict: Lord Commander Mormont - Why Mormont's speech to Tyrion about the Others being spotted is nice and spooky, BUT MAKES NO GODDAMN SENSE (Damn, George) - The endgame and Tyrion's role - Jon Snow as Lord Commander of the NW foreshadowing - Is the Night's Watch as classless and meritocratic as it seems?    Next Week: AGOT, Arya II!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
June 25, 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 get their hands dirty in the swamp politics of King's Landing as Lord Eddard Stark enters King's Landing, and we have our first small council session. This week, we: - Answer questions on why other theories besides R+L=J don't make sense and answer why there are few Valyrian steel weapons in Essos - Breakdown Ned's no-good, very bad first day at the office. - Analyze each of the small council counselors, who they are, their aims, their ambitions - Littlefinger the Incel - Is Pycelle an idiot, just pretending to be an idiot or is an idiot who thinks he's pretending to be an idiot? - The beautiful tragedy of Ned and Catelyn's final meeting - Get into foreshadowing and talk about why Ned fundamentally misunderstands his role as Hand of the King and how it leads to his downfall - Do you like debt economics? We do! We analyze who is truly to blame for the 6 million golden dragon debt the crown currently has.   Next Week: AGOT, Tyrion III   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
June 18, 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 journey north to the beauty and horror of the Wall, hang out with Jon Snow, Alliser Thorne, Tyrion Lannister and Donal Noye This week, we: - Talk about the Age of Heroes show and answer a question about whether Stannis will burn Theon, Asha and Rickon - Jon as a bully and how he gets his privilege checked hard - Weep about how much of a BAMF Donal Noye is - How Ser Alliser is a terrible trainer of men - Get into foreshadowing and callbacks, talk about the "cold gods of winter" as the Others and other assorted fun mini-theories - We sing "Where in the world is Benjen Stark of Winterfell" and talk about what happened to Benjen and what his future role in the story!     Next Week: AGOT, Eddard IV!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
June 11, 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 get into the thick of King's Landing and all its amazing architecture and wretched politics This week, we: - Answer questions about House Dayne in TWOW and our favorite music from GAME OF THRONES. - We stare in awe at George's description of King's Landing - Cash Rules Everything Around Me (in King's Landing) - Littlefinger and Varys as poker players - Untanling the conspiracies of Varys and Littlefinger - Rodrik, Catelyn, Varys foreshadowing/mini theories - Are Varys and Littlefinger working together? It's a real theory (and it's ugly)   Next Week: AGOT, Jon III!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
June 4, 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 joined by ASOIAF mystic and mythical astronomer: Lucifer Means Lightbringer, AKA LML. He joins the boys today in analyzing AGOT, Bran III, the trippy as shit chapter where Bran falls and learns to fly via the Three Eyed Crow This week, we: - Answer questions our favorite actors in GAME OF THRONES, what religions we'd follow and whether Robert's hatred for Rhaegar was motivated by Lyanna - We get deep into Bran's vision sequence - LML walks us through "the fire of the gods." - We do work on getting into the foreshadowing in this chapter - We address every, and I mean EVERY vision Bran sees and lay out possibilities for what it means - LML sings Radiohead's Karma Police to Jeff's deep and abiding sighs.   Next Week: AGOT, Catelyn IV   Lucifer Means Lightbringer: Website, podcast, youtube, twitter, patreon   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
May 28, 2018
It's been a while. We missed you (sort-of), but 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 tackle TWO chapters from AGOT: Sansa I and Eddard III This week, we: - Answer questions! - Emmett does Emmett things and talks about how Sansa is the embodiment of the fantasy reader - Life is not a song and the thematic motif of Sansa's chapters gets talked - We shit on Renly - We talk about Robert and Ned death foreshadowing - Get in deep on the feudal structure of Westeros and how it helps the powerful oppress the powerless!   It's just the best thing you'll hear until our next podcast!   Next week: AGOT, Bran III with special guest Lucifer Means Lightbringer!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
May 7, 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 tackle an emotionally-challenging chapter which goes in deep into Catelyn Stark's grief over her son, cover yet another attempt on Bran's life and then we see the inklings of Catelyn Stark, #smart #politician emerge This week, we: - Talk about FIRE AND BLOOD, VOLUME ONE - Emmett gives us an EXCLUSIVE Ice and Fire Con report - A portrait of Catelyn in grief - We talk about how Theon is written weirdly - Lady Stoneheart/Red Wedding foreshadowing in this chapter! - Libraries and why they burn or will burn in TWOW     Unfortunately, we'll need to take a 3-week break after this, but when we return on May 28: yup, it's Sansa's first chapter (Jeff is thrilled)     Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
April 30, 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 joined by ASOIAF veteran and aficionado of all things pun and history related: Aziz from History of Westeros. He joins the boys today in analyzing AGOT, Tyrion II, the history behind the chapter and dangerous and exciting foreshadowing of things to come This week, we: - Answer questions about Ser Dunk's descendants as well as what scenes from Seasons 6 and 7 of GoT we're interested in reading in TWOW/ADOS - Busting up Tyrion and Jon's delusions during their long roadtrip - Tolkienesque influences on the chapter - Tyrion and Jon as underdogs and how they play off each other - The Fate of Benjen foreshadowing - Famous R+L=J foreshadowing and a subtle foreshadowing - What's up with those dragon skulls following everyone around in the Red Keep? - The Field of Fire: past and future   Next Week: Someone tries to kill Bran (again)   History of Westeros: Website, podcast, youtube, twitter, patreon   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
April 23, 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 "Affairs of the State:": our analysis of AGOT, Eddard II!  This week, we: - Answer two more questions - Get in depth on Robert's psychology - Theorize about Varys being a conduit of bad information to Robert - Jorah Mormont and why it had to be Ned who went to bring him justice - Wylla and how GRRM wants us to pay attention to the different stories on Jon's parentage - Jaime and the Unsatisfying Warden of the East subplot - POV intersections: how Ned and Jaime view the killing of Aerys II.   Next Week: Jon and Tyrion go on a road trip the opposite way!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
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 (https://twitter.com/arhythmetric) 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'   Eliana's twitter: https://twitter.com/arhythmetric Eliana's reddit account: https://www.reddit.com/user/glass_table_girl Eliana's website: https://themanyfacedblog.wordpress.com/   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
April 9, 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 "Catelyn Might Have Done Something Wrong Right There: An Analysis of AGOT, Jon II": a three-act chapter which has Jon leaving Winterfell forever (but probably not) This week, we talk: - Answers to some of your burning questions - Jon's illusions being dashed in his farewells to Winterfell - Jon's outsider role as a defining force in the entirety of his arc - The excellent three-act structure of the chapter - Subtle warging hints! - "Stick 'em with the pointy end" and its importance for Arya - Our Independence Day/ASOIAF mashup - And finally and not at all controversially, we tackle the question of "Is Catelyn Stark evil or a bitch or abusive to Jon Snow?"  This is a meaty episode. Next Week: Daenerys Targaryen gets married in barbarian splendor!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
April 2, 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 "Quality Family Time: An Analysis of AGOT, Tyrion I": our first chapter from the POV of Tyrion Lannister!   This week, we talk:   - A best-of Apple Podcast reviews - Tyrion as an anachronistic modern POV and our reader sympathies - Dysfunctional Lannisters - Detective Tyrion puzzling out Jaime and Cersei's involvement in Bran's fall - All the foreshadowing of Tyrion vs Sandor vs Joffrey vs Cersei vs Jaime - More 1993 Letter stuff! - The Winterfell Library and that book "Engines of War" and how that might play out in TWOW - Is Jaime's fate spelled out here in Tyrion's first POV chapter - Why Penny the Dwarf is the mirror GRRM holds up to Tyrion in ADWD and what she means to Tyrion.   It's a goshdarn good episode   Next Week: Catelyn Stark may have done something wrong: our analysis of AGOT, Jon II!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
March 28, 2018
Hello! And welcome to a very, very special edition of the NotACast ... podcast! All about why we think that A DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the better book than A STORM OF SWORDS. And we're joined by A Song of Ice and Fire LUMINARY BookShelfStud AKA Michael! (@BookshelfStud on Twitter!)   Now, if you listen to us regularly, you know that typically, we give you all one chapter per week, but recently we started a patreon campaign which kicks off on April 1st (No foolin'). To give you all a taste of the special episodes you will get if subscribe to our patreon for a mere $5/month or more.    In this nearly 3 hour long episode, we cover topics like: - The strengths of ASOS (Stannis, Catelyn, Samwell, Battle of the Wall, Red Wedding, Purple Wedding) - The weakness of ASOS (Early King's Landing, early Arya/Bran, climaxes not spaced out) - ADWD's strengths: Quentyn!  - ADWD as a study of leadership and its failures on the part of Dany and Jon - Delving deeply into the psychology of the characters - Getting at the heart of the themes that dominate DANCE and A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE as a whole. - Weakness of ADWD too! Orientalism, mid-point Jon, Dany, Tyrion chapters, the choppy endings and cliff-hangers - Finally, we get into the meta side: why we prefer ADWD over ASOS and talk about the fandom in 7 years since ADWD.   It's great fun, and please consider our patreon if you're able to (But if not, no worries, friends. We'll keep doing our chapter by chapters for YOU!)   To quickly recap what our patreon is and the reward tiers, it’s:   $1-4/month: Sparrows: A Thank you from us at the end credits, special episodes $5-9/month: Poor Fellows: Thanks and show notes, special episodes $10-19/month: Sworn Swords:Thanks, show notes, special episodes 1 day early release and the option to submit a question for us to answer in our rotating “Question of the week” $20-29/month: Kingsguard: Thanks, show notes, special episodes 2 day early release and the option to submit a question for us to answer in our rotating “Question of the week”, special episodes $30 and above/month: Lords Commander: Thanks, special episodes, show notes, 3 day early release and the option to submit a question for us to answer in our rotating “Question of the week”, special episodes   Thanks again to Michael for joining us. Check out the Maester Monthly podcast that he co-hosts along with his excellent dives into fantasy short stories on Fantastic Transmissions!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
March 26, 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!   Okay, listen up. Normally, we'd say, "We're so excited to talk this episode", and we mean it every time, but LISTEN. This episode. By R'hllor's fires, you ladies and gentlemen are going to like this episode all about one of the most iconic chapters in all of A Song of Ice and Fire: A GAME OF THRONES, BRAN II!    This week, we talk:   - Bran just before and as he becomes broken - Winterfell architecture - The plots and schemes of Team Lannisters - Why Martin isn't a sadist as a writer - Direwolves and crows - Was Jaime right to push Bran?    No foolin', this is our favorite episode yet!   Next Week: The Giant of Lannister: AGOT, Tyrion I!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
March 12, 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!   Our eighth episode of the Not A Cast and our first introduction to the only character who has a POV chapter in all 5 published books of ASOIAF: Arya Stark!   This week, we talk:   - Arya, like Jon, as the Winterfell outsider - Our first look into "female space" -- the sewing circle and the expectations placed upon Westerosi noble women - Those two "sewing circles" -- the literal one and the training yard - Our likes and dislikes - R+L=J. Always. - More abandoned foreshadowing! - Some Sandor Clegane trivia - Does Jon's line about finding Arya frozen with a needle still in her hand foreshadow her death? Opinions vary!   There's a lot here, and you won't want to miss!   In TWO weeks: The Things I do for love: AGOT, Bran I   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
March 5, 2018
Hello and welcome to the Not A Cast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week!   Welcome to our seventh episode of the Not A Cast entitled: “The Cup Has Passed: An Analysis of A Game of Thrones, Catelyn II,” our second POV chapter from the character who has done nothing wrong ever.   This week, we talk:   - Our special patreon episode that'll be released to the general public before our patreon goes live: Hint, it's about A DANCE WITH DRAGONS - The sense of history flowing through Catelyn's second chapter - The importance of who POV is and how GRRM preserves his mysteries - A Maester Luwin love fest - So. Much. R+L=J. - All about Ned Stark and Ashara Dayne and why Ned makes the most sense of the Stark Ashara loved.   This is a an episode you won't want to miss!   Check out @liesandarbor's excellent twitter feed which has all sorts of R+L=J evidence: https://twitter.com/liesandarbor    Next week: AGOT, Arya I!   Our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF  Emmett's tumblr: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/  Emmett's twitter: https://twitter.com/PoorQuentyn  Jeff's twitter: https://twitter.com/BryndenBFish
February 26, 2018
Welcome back to the Not A Cast ... podcast. Today, PoorQuentyn and BryndenBFish discuss our first POV chapter from everyone's favorite bastard (unless you're a psychopath), Jon Snow! Lots to discuss and unpack here. We talk about: How Jon and Sansa share a naivete about the world that they lose throughout AGOT How GRRM structures this chapter against the uses of the word "bastard." The plethora of Obi-Wan Kenobi figures in Jon's life and how these mentor figures work to "kill the boy" Our likes/dislikes We address the question of whether Benjen was in on R+L=J We talk MORE abandoned foreshadowing And PoorQuentyn and BryndenBFish have their first true disagreement as they discuss the Tyrion Targaryen theory This is a hell of an episode. Finally, the boys reveal their patreon campaign, tiers and rewards. Check it out: https://www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF  Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast on itunes, google play, acast and wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on twitter: @NotACastASOIAF See you all next week for AGOT, Catelyn II!
February 19, 2018
Welcome to the Not A Cast ... podcast. Today, PoorQuentyn and BryndenBFish discuss our first POV chapter from the main character of Game of Thrones: Eddard Stark. Join with us as we discuss: Fire and Blood, Volume One and what we're looking forward to in that book Emmett's next essay in his Theon ADWD essay series: Remember your name, Part 2: Always Smiling Ned Stark, living in the horror of his past Symbolism through statues: how Martin communicates the over-arching theme that Ned is going in the wrong direction with the crypts Our likes and dislikes Unpacking the convoluted story behind Sweetrobin Arryn's fostering Jeff tries to bait Emmett into another theory discussion with ... surprising results We have fun. You have fun. We all have fun. Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast on itunes, google play, acast and wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on twitter: @NotACastASOIAF See you all next week for AGOT, Jon I!
February 12, 2018
Welcome to the Not A Cast ... podcast. Today, PoorQuentyn and BryndenBFish discuss our first POV chapter from Daenerys Targaryen, the once and future queen. Join with us as we discuss: Our favorite theories from last year. Emmett's excellent breakdown of the chapter Lots and lots of discussion of Dany's place in the narrative Our likes/dislikes How George RR Martin retconned the Blackfyres into the story when they weren't in GRRM's head when he wrote this chapte Jeff baits Emmett into talking about where the House with the Red Door is. It's fun. We're having fun.  Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast on itunes, google play, acast and wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on twitter: @NotACastASOIAF See you all next week for AGOT, Eddard I!   Links: How Brienne the Beauty Became Pretty by JoeMagician TWOW Prologue Theory: The Silent Man by feldman10 Uprooting the Lemon Tree: Symbolism & Character Development by glass_table_girl Lemon Memories, or Lemories, or How I Learned how to Stop Ingesting Tinfoil and Understand ASOIAF by jonestony710
January 29, 2018
Welcome to our third episode of the Not A Cast ... podcast. Today, PoorQuentyn and BryndenBFish continue our story in Winterfell and get our first POV chapter from the perspective of Catelyn Stark, who BTW has done nothing wrong ever. Join with us as we discuss: Our first fandoms way before ASOIAF Emmett's excellent breakdown of the chapter Why GRRM described the POV of Catelyn as telling the story of King Arthur's mother Our likes/dislikes Abandoned foreshadowing! Utilizing GRRM's 1993 pitch letter to focus on a part of the chapter that was likely intended to foreshadow events in the letter but not in the published text Emmett and Jeff get hot, real hot, about a certain scene from Season 7 of Game of Thrones Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast on itunes, google play, acast and wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on twitter: @NotACastASOIAF See you all next week for AGOT, Dany I!
January 22, 2018
The chapter that started it all. A GAME OF THRONES, BRAN I was the first chapters that George RR Martin ever wrote. And boy is it a doozy. Join PoorQuentyn and BryndenBFish as they break down and analyze this chapter, talk about how ASOIAF came into being and get ethereal with their theories.   Our friends and their contributions to the podcast:   - JoeMagician had the point about Bloodraven piloting Mama Direwolf to Winterfell - a4187021 had the excellent last line from A DREAM OF SPRING theory   Please rate, subscribe and review!
    15
    15
      0:00:00 / 0:00:00