The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
The One At The Scottish Festival

The One At The Scottish Festival

June 24, 2021

Welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files! This week I’m breaking down 403: “The False Bride”. I dive deep into Roger and Brianna’s complex motivations and emotions surrounding the catastrophic proposal, and why their communication skills (or lack there of) were the straws that broke the camel’s back. I also chat about some of the neat creative choices made by the production and post production crews to portray the parallel timelines in this episode, as well as Jamie and Claire’s decision to take Governor Tryon's offer and the critical plot points that led them to that choice. Enjoy :)

The One That Addresses Slavery

The One That Addresses Slavery

June 10, 2021

Greetings Listeners! This week on The Sassenach Files, I’m talking 402 of Outlander: “Do No Harm”. Join me as I chat about the newest MacKenzie to appear on screen — Jocasta Cameron and how she fits the mold her older siblings created to perfection. I also speak to the atrocities of slavery in the American Colonies and how seeing those circumstances unfold onscreen opened my eyes significantly to how systemic the practice of slavery was in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The One With The Worthy Villain

The One With The Worthy Villain

June 3, 2021

This week on The Sassenach Files we prepare to dive headfirst into the fourth season of Outlander with my analysis of 401: “America The Beautiful”. Join me as I chat about this season’s new cast of characters and their roles for the upcoming season. I also discuss the choice to portray Ian’s PTSD and Jamie and Claire’s reaffirmed commitment to one another amongst the trials and tribulations of life in America, and offer a comparison and contrast of the top villains in the series: Black Jack Randall and Stephen Bonnet.

Bring on Season Six

Bring on Season Six

May 26, 2021

Hey Obsassenachs! This week my friend Angela dropped by to help spill all the beans on Outlander: Season Six in celebration of The Sassenach Files’s 50th episode!! We aired our biggest predictions on plot points and character adaptations, while breaking down everything that has officially been announced regarding the upcoming season. We also chat future seasons and how that may affect what’s coming down the pipe. And of course, we couldn’t bid farewell without a wee bit of prognosticating on Diana Gabaldon’s upcoming book Go Tell The Bees That I’m Gone which is slated to release on November 23, 2021.

Season Three Superlatives

Season Three Superlatives

May 5, 2021

This week on The Sassenach Files, Rebecca and I went LIVE to discuss all of our favorite things concerning season three of Outlander. Come along for the ride as we talk about our favorite episodes and character arcs along with the moments that made our hearts swell and the tears flow. We also chat about the music and costumes of the season, and how they reflect the emotional turmoil and mental states of some of our key characters as the story progresses. Enjoy!

The One With The Voodoo

The One With The Voodoo

April 22, 2021

Hey listeners! Welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files! This week, I’m breaking down the season three finale: “Eye of The Storm”. This episode was brimming with loose ends in need of tying up, and Matt Roberts and Toni Graphia certainly delivered. Join me as I chat about a little bit of everything including Geillis’s unhinged demeanor, Lord John Grey’s ROCKSTAR status, and how completely blissful it was to see Jamie and Claire in a moment of carefree happiness before all hell broke loose. Thirteen weeks of analysis has all boiled down to this, and you may want to bring a life preserver. The seas are about to get rough.

The One With All The Nostalgia

The One With All The Nostalgia

April 15, 2021

Get out your sun tan lotion and swim suits; the Frasers have landed in Jamaica. This time on The Sassenach Files, I’m discussing all the juicy details from the penultimate episode of season three: “The Bakra”. A lot of familiar faces grace the screen this week including Lotte Verbeek as returned-from-the-dead-Geillis, and David Berry as the always fashionable and never late, Lord John Grey. There are also multiple plot points to brush up on including what the heck happened to Young Ian, and a load of sci-fi elements including the prophecy of the Brahan Seer. Buckle up folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

The One With The High Priest

The One With The High Priest

April 8, 2021

Greetings one and all! On this episode of The Sassenach Files I’m breaking down season three, episode 11: “Uncharted”. Join me as I discuss everything from Father Fogdon and Mamacita’s impact on the story, to Jamie’s gesture of making Fergus a Fraser, and Claire’s touching scene with Marsali. And of course I couldn’t wrap this episode without talking about one of Outlander's most infamous sex scenes: Turtle Soup!!

The One With The Plague Ship

The One With The Plague Ship

April 3, 2021

Hey Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files I’m discussing episode 310 of Outlander: “Heaven and Earth”. Join me as I break down some of my favorite storylines including Fergus’s relationship with Jamie, Claire’s fight to save as many sailors as possible aboard the Porpoise, and the underlying question of the episode: How far would you go to save the one you love? I also discuss some of the less desirable parts of this episode including some cracks in the character adaptation of both Jamie and Claire.

The One On the High Seas

The One On the High Seas

March 23, 2021

Welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files! This week I’m discussing 309: “The Doldrums”. Join me as I chat about Jamie’s and Claire’s constantly evolving relationship, Fergus and Marsali’s shocking revelation, and Mr. Willoughby’s journey to Scotland. All of these topics foster a greater sense of understanding for our primary and secondary characters, and I had so much fun breaking down this episode. Enjoy!

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