The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
The One With The Reunion

The One With The Reunion

February 11, 2021

Welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files! This week I’m chatting about 306: “A. Malcolm”. Join me as I discuss the entire new cast of characters we get, and the little things about the production that annoyed me. Of course, we can’t talk “A. Malcolm” without discussing the reunion and all the ways it tugs at your heart strings. So, buckle up for a roller coaster ride as I break it down for you. 

The One With The Leap of Faith

The One With The Leap of Faith

February 5, 2021

Greetings listeners! Welcome back to another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week I’m discussing one of my all time favorite episodes, 305: “Freedom and Whisky”. Join me as I chat about Brianna’s identity crisis, Claire and Joe’s friendship, and how completely relatable Claire’s moments of doubt were when debating her return trip to Jamie. There’s also a wee surprise for your ears in this one as I’m always adding a little spice to The Sassenach Files life :)

The One About Fatherhood

The One About Fatherhood

January 29, 2021

Hey Obsassenachs! Thanks for joining me for another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week I’m talking episode 304 of Outlander: “Of Lost Things” in all it’s heartbreaking glory. Join me as I take a dive deep into Geneva’s motivations for blackmailing Jamie, John and Jamie’s growing friendship, and why I flipping LOVE Isobel. But most importantly, I discuss how a pasture full of cow patties ended up giving Jamie the biggest silver lining of his life: his son.

The One With The Open Marriage

The One With The Open Marriage

January 20, 2021

This time on The Sassenach Files I’m talking 303: “All Debts Paid”. Join me as I discuss my opinions on the adaptations of Claire and Frank’s open marriage and Murtagh’s survival. I also chat about Jamie's new alias, Jamie and John's remarkable similarities, and why these two were a match made in friendship heaven.

The One With The Last Gasp

The One With The Last Gasp

January 10, 2021

Greetings Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files I’m discussing 302 of Outlander: “Surrender”. Join me as I discuss the fantastic sibling dynamic Laura Donnelly and Sam Heughan have created, the craving for human connection on both sides of the time line, and the ultimatum our protagonists face this week: accepting the hand they’ve been dealt, and learning to cope with their grief.

The One With The Battle of Culloden

The One With The Battle of Culloden

January 2, 2021

The season three train is leaving the station, Obsassenachs, so all aboard!! This week I’m discussing the season three premier: “The Battle Joined” along with the oodles and buckets of amazing material we see within Ron Moore’s final screen play for Outlander. Join me as I talk Jamie and Claire’s separate story lines, the challenges the writers faced in maintaining separate arcs for our two leads, and why it works! I also chat about Sam’s phenomenal acting, Claire and Frank’s ongoing relationship struggles, and why Black Jack Randall’s death was television GOLD.

The Story of Roger Mac

The Story of Roger Mac

December 19, 2020

This week on The Sassenach Files, Rebecca is BACK to talk all things Roger Wakefield MacKenzie with me. This is an episode full of “spoilers” as we discuss all content through Book Five The Fiery Cross and Season 5 of Outlander. Join us as we discuss the character of Roger, the poor adaptational choices that were made in portraying his character, and why people generally don’t like him in the grand scheme of Starz’s Outlander. This was our first LIVE recording of The Sassenach Files, and despite all of the technological challenges we faced in getting this podcast rolling, we had a jolly good time, just in time for the holidays!! Enjoy!

Season Two Superlatives

Season Two Superlatives

December 5, 2020

I’ve taken a wee break from episode analyses, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a new episode for you! This week, I’ve brought a special guest on The Sassenach Files to help me wrap up season 2 with a nice little bow -- just in time for the holidays. Come join us as we discuss all of our favorite moments of Outlander’s second season from Most Romantic Moment, to Biggest Tear Jerker, to Favorite Scene Stealer. And of course, we’ll have to talk about our favorite episodes… *wink wink.

The One Where It’s Been Twenty Years

The One Where It’s Been Twenty Years

November 22, 2020

Welcome back to another episode of The Sassenach Files where I’m discussing the season 2 finale, 213: “Dragonfly In Amber”. This is my favorite episode of the series, and I am stoked to chat about it ALL. The twenty-year time jump is just the beginning of this whirlwind adventure. Join me as I discuss the supernaturally fated duo of Roger and Bree, the giant, interwoven tartan that is Outlander, and how Caitriona Balfe’s superb acting crushes my soul in the best way possible every time I watch this episode.

The One With The Randall Conundrum

The One With The Randall Conundrum

November 12, 2020

Greetings, one and all, and welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files! This week I’m back to talk episode 212 of Outlander: “The Hail Mary”. Jamie and Claire are on the verge of throwing in the towel on their Jacobite espionage, but there are A LOT of other things happening in this episode as well. Join me as I discuss the parallel storyline of the brothers Randall and MacKenzie as well as the interesting facets of Black Jack Randall we get our hands on, and why Colum is making the right choice in giving Jamie Hamish’s guardianship instead of Dougal.

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