The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
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!

The One Where The Cat’s Out of The Bag

The One Where The Cat’s Out of The Bag

March 18, 2021

Hey Obsassenachs, welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week I’m chatting about episode 308 of Outlander: “First Wife”. In the final episode of season three’s second act, topics of discussion are ripe for the picking. Join me as I discuss, Jenny’s journey toward giving Claire a second chance, my opinion on whether Jamie lied to Claire, and how Young Ian has strained the once strong relationship between Jamie, Ian, and Jenny. And of course, I can’t consider this a well rounded episode without breaking down the Jamie, Claire, Laoghaire, love triangle. All aboard the crazy-train!!

The One With The Bad Rap

The One With The Bad Rap

March 10, 2021

Hey listeners! This time on The Sassenach Files I’m talking episode 307 of the STARZ show Outlander, “Creme de Menthe”. Come along with me as I discuss Fergus and Ian’s bromance, Jamie’s latest identity -- Alexander Malcolm, and all the difficulties surrounding Jamie and Claire’s relationship including Claire’s career as a surgeon, and all of Jamie’s occupations and deceptions… There were also plenty of things about this episode that I wasn’t crazy about, so make sure to stay tuned for those tidbits as well!!

Between A Rock and A Hard Place

Between A Rock and A Hard Place

March 1, 2021

Greetings Obsassenachs! This episode is a recording of our Facebook Live event on February 17th when Rebecca and I discussed all things Frank Randall. So, sit back and enjoy as we talk about Frank as a father and husband, the complexities of his and Claire’s marriage both before and after her journey through the stones, and how the screen-adapted version portrayed by Tobias Menzies shapes up compared to Diana Gabaldon’s OG Frank Randall from the books.

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. 

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