The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
I Ken What This Life Is

I Ken What This Life Is

January 16, 2022

This week on The Sassenach Files, I’m here to discuss 506: “Better to Marry than Burn”. Join me as I chat about the three main couples in this episode. Roger and Brianna take a giant leap toward finding their place in the 18th century. Jamie and Claire are walking a dangerous line between their government allegiances, fondness for Murtagh, and desire for revenge on Stephen Bonnet. Murtagh and Jocasta are struggling with the reality of being star-crossed lovers. This episode had it’s high and lows, and I’m here to talk about ALL of it.

You Never Really Know What’s Coming

You Never Really Know What’s Coming

January 9, 2022

Welcome back to another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week I’m chatting about 505: “Perpetual Adoration”. The concept of time and space is on full display this week as I ponder the idea of a “butterfly effect” rippling down through the ages to impact the past, present, and future. Come along for the ride as I discuss how the writers play with the idea of these time ripples. I also chat about the complex morality of Lieutenant Knox’s murder, the growth of Roger and Brianna’s marriage, and how the character of Graham Menzies served as a catalyst for the show as we know it.

Love Makes Fools of Us All

Love Makes Fools of Us All

January 2, 2022

Happy New Year Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files, I’m discussing 504: “The Company We Keep”. Join me as I break down the complexities of Jamie and Roger’s evolving relationship, Brianna’s fight for control over her PTSD, and the little things I enjoyed about this episode like sword dancing and cider making. Of course, we can’t discuss 504 without broaching the subject of The Browns. Come along as I chat about the family’s bipolar tendency toward mercy and judgement along with the key differences between Lionel and Richard Brown – who remind me a wee bit of Colum and Dougal MacKenzie.

By All Accounts A Wicked Man

By All Accounts A Wicked Man

December 19, 2021

Welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week I’m chatting about 503: “Free Will” in all it’s creepy glory. Join me as I discuss the cinematic balm of Jamie’s return, Roger and Brianna’s right to know that Bonnet is alive, and whether I consider Francis Beardsley to be a villain or a victim. I also give some behind the scenes deets about The Beardsley cabin set and the special effects used to pull off this “Halloween Edition” of Outlander.

Time, Space, History Be Damned

Time, Space, History Be Damned

December 12, 2021

Greetings Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files, I’m discussing 502: “Between Two Fires”. Come along for the ride as I break down Lieutenant Knox’s motivations, Roger’s desire to return to the future, and Claire’s desire to bring 20th century medicine into the 18th century. I also chat about Stephen Bonnet’s reformed identity, Jamie’s political dilemma, and the out-of-character actions on multiple fronts this week.

The Frasers of The Ridge Are Here

The Frasers of The Ridge Are Here

December 6, 2021

Welcome back to another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week I’m breaking down 501: “The Fiery Cross”. Join me as I discuss everything from the design of Brianna’s wedding dress, to the complexities of Jamie’s relationship with Governor Tryon and everything in between, including Brianna’s bond with each of her parents, Roger’s tenuous desire for Jamie’s approval, and how the oath taking in front of the Fiery Cross ushered in a new era on The Ridge that was forged in the fires of the motherland: Scotland.

Dressed to Impress: Season One

Dressed to Impress: Season One

November 28, 2021

Welcome back everyone! This week on The Sassenach Files, I’m joined by my friend Jessica to gush over some of our favorite costumes from Season One. We discuss the design, color palette, and patterns used to create the aesthetic of Outlander’s iconic first season. We also chat about some of our favorite costumes, and bring in a few fun facts and behind the scenes details surrounding Terry Dresbach’s amazing creations.

Season Four Superlatives

Season Four Superlatives

November 14, 2021

Greetings Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files, I’m joined by my friend Angela to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Season Four. In this LIVE episode we chatted about everything that makes Outlander great along with a few showrunner fluff ups that weakened this season from an adaptive standpoint. Come along with us as we talk favorite character arcs, best costumes, best and worst episodes, and much much more!!

The One Where Ian Makes It Right

The One Where Ian Makes It Right

November 7, 2021

Welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week I’m chatting 413: “Man of Worth”. Join me as I talk about my thoughts on Murtagh and Jocasta’s relationship, Ian’s journey to manhood, and the phenomena of Ottertooth’s ghost. I also take a good portion of the episode to discuss the confrontation between Jamie and Roger, and how, for once, I’m not on Jamie’s side. There were also a few things missing from this episode that I lament the loss of as well, so dust off your earbuds, and pull up a chair as I break down all the juicy details of Outlander’s Season Four finale!

The One Where Everyone Moves Forward

The One Where Everyone Moves Forward

October 31, 2021

Welcome back Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files I’m discussing the 412: “Providence”. In the penultimate episode of season four, we got to see the stories of a few minor characters bloom as Jamie and Claire went on holiday to the backwoods of upstate New York. Join me as I discuss Fergus and Marsali’s decision to move to The Ridge, Brianna’s remarkable journey toward forgiveness, and Roger’s struggle for self-discovery. I also chat about my fondness for Jamie’s letter, Diana’s fondness for disgraced clergymen, and everyone’s fondness for Lord John.

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