The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
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!!

You Dinna Ken How Worthy You Are

You Dinna Ken How Worthy You Are

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!

Look Out For Number One

Look Out For Number One

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.

Oh Dear God In Heaven

Oh Dear God In Heaven

October 25, 2021

This week on The Bachelorette… er… sorry. Welcome back to another episode of The Sassenach Files! This week I’m discussing 411: “If Not For Hope”. Join me as I chat about Lord John’s impeccable timing as he arrives to dinner just in time to squash the dreams of Brianna’s suitors. I also touch on Fergus and Marsali and how, slowly but surely, they are edging closer to The Ridge. Amongst other things, I also chat about Brianna’s similarities with Ellen MacKenzie-Fraser, the book ends of the episode, and what I felt the meaning of this week’s episode title was referring to.

You Beat Up The Wrong Man

You Beat Up The Wrong Man

October 17, 2021

Welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files! This week, I’m discussing 410: “The Deep Heart’s Core”. Join me as I touch on Jamie’s insight and ability to connect with his daughter through their shared experience, Claire and Brianna’s unshakable bond, and Roger’s undying love for Bree. I also chat about how much of a ginormous cluster f*** this episode is, and how a hot mess composed of lies, secrets, and assumptions has caused a whole lot of unnecessary tension within the Fraser clan.

She Called Me Da

She Called Me Da

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!

You Have All of Me

You Have All of Me

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!

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