The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
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. 

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!

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