Hey Obsassenachs! Welcome to The Sassenach Files -- a podcast that’s all about the world of Outlander! From episode reviews, to character analysis, and costume design to filming locations, take a ride with me, Chelsea, as I share my obsession over the best show on television.
The One With The Ninth Earl of Ellesmere
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
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
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
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
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
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.