The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
The One Where Father Meets Daughter

The One Where Father Meets Daughter

October 10, 2021

Welcome back Obsassenachs! This week I’m discussing one of the Outlander Fandom’s all-time favorites, 409: “The Birds and The Bees”. This episode is jam packed with all the elements Obsassenachs have come to love: drama, sorrow, joy, and laughter. Join me as I discuss Sophie Skelton’s stellar portrayal of a young woman recovering from the trauma of sexual assault, Jamie and Bree’s burgeoning relationship and the tightrope they’re walking over the touchy subject of Frank Randall, and how a little communication could have gone a long way in saving Roger from his horrible fate. All this and much more is coming your way on another episode of The Sassenach Files!

The One With The Handfasting

The One With The Handfasting

October 3, 2021

Greetings everyone and welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week I’m discussing 408: “Wilmington”. Join me as I break down the levels of Roger and Bree’s relationship, the intentions behind their dishonesty with one another, and how this episode was their transition from supporting roles to main characters. I also talk about Claire’s nerdy reaction to George Washington, the subtle nuances of Outlander's creative team that make this show so special, and much more!

The One With Different Points of View

The One With Different Points of View

September 26, 2021

Welcome back Obsassenachs! After a couple months away I’m ready to tackle 407: “Down The Rabbit Hole.” Join me as I discuss my opinions on seeing Frank and Laoghaire’s points of view on our favorite set of soul mates (i.e. Jamie and Claire). I also chat about Frank and Bree’s relationship, and Roger’s sea voyage under the unhinged eye of one Stephen Bonnet. This episode of Outlander was a controversial one and I speak to why I think that is as well. It’s book readers versus show watchers, and I’m sure sparks will fly in this heated debate.

The One With The Ninth Earl of Ellesmere

The One With The Ninth Earl of Ellesmere

July 19, 2021

This week I’m chatting about 406: “Blood of My Blood”. Come take a ride with me as I discuss the new kid in town: William Ransom, and how he’s been molded into the young man he is. I also break down the multitude of relationship dynamics in this episode including Jamie’s rekindled bond with his son, Lord John and Claire’s newly minted friendship, and the tightrope Jamie is maneuvering between his Red Coat and Regulator acquaintances to keep this side of yet another treason charge. All that and much more is coming your way on this episode of The Sassenach Files!

The One With The Return of Murtagh

The One With The Return of Murtagh

July 8, 2021

Greetings Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files I’m talking 405: “Savages”. Come on a journey with me as I discuss the Mueller family’s distrust of the Cherokee and how that not only led to their downfall, but also furthered the bad reputation of an already misunderstood people. I also chat about the adaptation that stirred the fandom to take sides -- The Return of Murtagh. In this episode I dive into what I like and dislike about this major departure from the books and what that divergence meant for some of the newer characters on the scene. Also catch me making references to  my favorite sitcoms along the way ;)

The One That Bridges The Gap

The One That Bridges The Gap

July 2, 2021

This week I’m discussing 404 of Outlander: “Common Ground”. Join me as I chat about our new Cherokee friends and the effort that was put into accurately portraying the Native American cultures of Outlander. I also break down Jamie and Claire’s “domestic bliss”, Bree and Roger’s growing distance, and my take on Governor Tryon’s thinly veiled threat against anyone who would stand against the crown. It’s all coming your way on another episode of The Sassenach Files!

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.

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