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Just a small town girl living in her own little world. Come join me as I explore the characters, history, locations, and stories of Outlander!

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Just a small town girl living in her own little world. Come join me as I explore the characters, history, locations, and stories of Outlander!

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English


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Droughtlander Book Club: The Pearl Brooch - Part I

6/17/2024
This week on The Sassenach Files podcast, Chelsea is breaking down all the history and romance of the 18th century plot in The Pearl Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan. Come along for the ride as she chats about historical figures like Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Jacques Louis David. She also discusses the heroine of the story, Sophia Orsini, aspects of writing craft that connect the past and present story lines of this time travel romance, and how presentism can be a reader’s own worst enemy when reading historical fiction.

Duration:02:11:29

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Season Six -- What Did We Miss?

5/20/2024
Welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week’s episode covers the deleted, extended, and additional scenes for Outlander’s truncated sixth season. Come join Chelsea as she chats about the unique choice of animating the season’s Outlander untolds, and how the show runners used the opportunity to elaborate on some fan favorite book scenes. She also discusses references to historical events that could have improved the season’s arc as well as a too-cute-for-words Marsali scene with wee Henri Christian, and why cutting another PTSD hallucination from 607: “Sticks and Stones” was the right call.

Duration:00:31:36

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Landcon 2024 Recap

5/6/2024
This week, Chelsea is telling all about Landcon 2024 in Paris. Come join her as she discusses the general format of the convention, her opinion on it’s organization in comparison to other Outlander conventions she has attended. She also chats about each of the cast panels and all the tidbits she gleaned regarding 7B and Season 8. The highlight of the trip was getting to meet a few of her favorite actors from the show, so stay tuned to hear about her experience meeting Charles Vandervaart and Sam Heughan!

Duration:01:09:24

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Season Five -- What Did We Miss?

4/22/2024
This week Chelsea is discussing all of the deleted, extended, and additional scenes from her favorite season of Outlander: season five. Come along for the ride as she chats about choices made on the cutting room floor that drastically impacted the shape of the season including the alternative ending to 506: “Better to Marry Than Burn” and higher quality Outlander Untold scenes in comparison to previous seasons. She also talks about her dashed hopes for an extended cut of 508: “Famous Last Words”, and how the majority of scene cuts for the season impacted some characters much more than others… **cough, cough** Lord John Grey and Bree…

Duration:00:59:26

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Season Four -- What Did We Miss?

4/8/2024
This week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is discussing all of the deleted, extended, and additional scenes from Season Four. Come join her as she breaks down the Outlander Untold scenes created specifically for Blu Ray and DVD viewers. She also discusses the value of exploring Lord John and William’s relationship prior to the events of season seven, how a few key scene additions could have drastically improved Brianna’s arc over the season, and why certain editing choices change the trajectory of entire episodes. You won’t want to miss this discussion, and stay tuned until the end to hear her thoughts on the latest news surrounding seasons seven and eight!

Duration:00:47:12

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Droughtlander Book Club: The Amber Brooch - Part II

3/25/2024
This week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is wrapping up her two part discussion of The Amber Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan. Come join her as she discusses the second love story of the book: Amber and Daniel. She chats about intriguing moments in US History covered within the story like the shootout at the Pueblo roundhouse in Colorado and The Bone Wars between paleontologists O.C. Marsh and E.D. Cope. Also on the docket are a few callbacks to stories and characters from other installments in the Celtic Brooch series as well as how the characters introduced in Amber fit in with veteran members of the MacKlenna Clan. You can find The Sassenach Files on all major listening platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and many more! If you have a moment to spare and like what you hear, please leave a wee rating and review on your platform of choice!

Duration:01:24:10

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Droughtlander Book Club: The Amber Brooch - Part I

3/18/2024
This week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is breaking down the eighth installment in Katherine Lowry Logan’s Celtic Brooch series: The Amber Brooch. In Part One of this two-part series, she discusses the idea of bringing David and Kenzie back into the fold as main characters and why that was extremely appealing. She also chats about the blooming romance between Olivia Kelly and Connor O’Grady, how small moments of character development speak to a broader stroke of “show don’t tell”, and the prevalent theme of "Coping with Loss". Rick O’Grady is an emerging character in this book as well, so he gets his time in the spotlight as she analyzes what makes him tick.

Duration:02:12:43

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Season Three -- What Did We Miss?

2/26/2024
This week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is discussing all of the extended, deleted, and additional scenes on the Season Three Outlander Blu-Ray. Come along as she chats about some of her favorite hidden gems and why they are key to a viewers understanding of our favorite moments and character arcs. She also explains why certain editing choices were made and gives her opinion on whether those choices were of benefit or detriment to the overall feel of the episode and the season. From swooning over Lord John’s proposal to Isobel and marveling at why a crucial Fergus and Jamie scene was cut, you won’t want to miss this roller coaster of emotions!

Duration:01:07:45

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Faith Redux

2/12/2024
Welcome back to another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week on the podcast, Chelsea reviews the extended cut of the season 2 standout “Faith”. Come join her as she chats about the stella performances of series favorites like Frances de la Tour, Stanley Weber, and Roman Berrux. She also discusses the scenes that were trimmed or completely cut from the TV version of the episode and breaks down how these decisions by the producers and editors ultimately impacted the trajectory of the episode and the season, particularly for Jamie’s character.

Duration:00:43:19

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Season Two -- What Did We Miss?

2/5/2024
Chelsea dives into some of the extras from the Season Two Blu-Ray / DVD to uncover what we missed with all the deleted, extended, and extra scenes that never saw the light of day. Join her as she chats about great moments left on the cutting room floor and the impact those choices had on the trajectory of the season's story. She also discusses background information and character motivations that were left to the viewers imaginations and could have been used to inform the viewer's understanding of the story. Tune in to see what she did and didn't agree with producers about regarding these behind the scenes goodies!

Duration:00:50:04

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Droughtlander Book Club: The Diamond Brooch - Part II

11/26/2023
Welcome back for Part II of Droughtlander Book Club on The Diamond Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan. In this episode, Chelsea discusses the tension in Kevin and JL’s characters and how their recent hardships have impacted their relationship. The road to their 100% earned Happily Ever After is a bumpy one and she breaks down the ins and outs. She also chats about the main theme of this book: The Journey to Enlightenment. This is a topic that is relevant to all the main characters’ stories (Kevin, JL, Jack and Amy), and she dives into the details. There’s also discussion on the growth of the family and how this changes dynamics between our beloved characters!

Duration:01:34:17

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Droughtlander Book Club: The Diamond Brooch -- Part I

11/19/2023
Chelsea presents Part I of Droughtlander Book Club for The Diamond Brooch, the seventh installment of The Celtic Brooch series by Katherine Lowry Logan. Join her as she chats about the protagonists of Amy Spalding and Jack Mallory, breaking down what makes them tick and what makes their story unique from other brooch couples. Chelsea also discusses the main players in Amy’s jaunt through 1909 New York City, and how earlier books in the series impact the emotional state of our beloved MacKlenna Clan.

Duration:02:17:24

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War Is A Terrible Business

10/29/2023
Welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files podcast. This week Chelsea is discussing the midseason finale of Outlander’s seventh season, “Turning Points”. Come along as she chats about Buck’s pivotal decision to travel back through time with Roger, Ian and Rachel’s palpable chemistry, and the use of the wind throughout the episode to communicate the turbulent emotions of the characters. She also talks about Jamie finally getting to speak to his son (!!!), the phenomenal performances by Angus MacFayden, Rod Hallett, and Barry O’Connor to bring their respective historical characters to life, and how the song selection for the final scene of the episode was absolute perfection.

Duration:00:59:25

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You’ll Come Back to Me. You Always Do.

10/22/2023
This week on another episode of The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is talking all things 707: “A Practical Guide for Time Travelers”. So grab a wee dram, and pull up a chair as she discusses the humor Margot Ye weaved into the script as well as the character oriented direction from Joss Agnew. She also chats about Buck’s rehabilitation as a character, the necessity of William losing Sandy, and Rob Cameron’s resemblance to a bad head cold. The entire Battle of Freeman’s Farm was a creative masterpiece, including it’s portrayal through the British perspective, so stay tuned for Chelsea's thoughts on that as well.

Duration:01:02:06

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A Life for A Life, Mr. Murray.

10/15/2023
This week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is chatting about 706: “Where The Waters Meet”. Join her as she discusses Roger’s path toward finding himself in the 20th century, the difficulty of Claire’s role as a medical professional, and her thoughts on the episode title. She also chats about Charles Vandervaart’s creative choices and how they create a subtle link between Jamie and William. A couple of adaptational choices, one glaring continuity issue and the Gabaldonian Time Travel Theory are also on the docket this week. You can find The Sassenach Files on all major listening platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and many more! If you have a moment to spare and like what you hear, please leave a wee rating and review on your platform of choice!

Duration:00:59:18

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Violence Follows Such A Man

10/8/2023
Welcome back to another episode of The Sassenach Files! This week Chelsea is breaking down episode 705 of Outlander: “Singapore”. Come along for the ride as she discusses Jamie and Claire’s oddly familiar Fort Ticonderoga journey as well as Ian’s discovery that he has a son! She also discusses the practical location of the dam and how it made her eyes dance with cinematic beauty. But wait, there’s more, because William also had a crazy arc this week and she makes sure to chat about what his first kill means for him and his relationship with Rachel.

Duration:00:59:13

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Droughtlander Book Club: The Three Brooches

10/1/2023
This week on The Sassenach Files podcast, Chelsea is doing a deep dive into The Three Brooches by Katherine Lowry Logan. Come join her as she discusses character emotions, plot devices, writing techniques and much more!

Duration:02:34:15

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Want and Need in Plenty

9/10/2023
The week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is breaking down episode 704 of Outlander: “A Most Uncomfortable Woman”. Come join her as she chats about Roger’s struggle with his spirituality, Bree’s inclination to take the bull by the horns, and William’s journey to self-discovery. She also discusses the lighter side of Jamie and Claire’s relationship and the kiss that sent shockwaves through the Outlander universe.

Duration:00:48:49

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Let Me Be Enough

9/3/2023
This week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is discussing Outlander episode 703: “Death Be Not Proud”. Come join her as she discusses why this episode felt like a premiere, which retrofits stuck out like sore thumbs, and how special effects were used to make the house fire just as epic as it was tragic. She also chats about her favorite content choices and musical creations for the episode along with a few scenes she thought were acting masterpieces.

Duration:00:56:18

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You Were Magical to Me

8/27/2023
The week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is chatting about her favorite episode of Season Seven, Part A, 702: “The Happiest Place on Earth”. Come join her as she discusses closure for the Christie story, the importance of Bree meeting William, and how the MacKenzie’s decision to return to the twentieth century sheds light on Claire’s ether dependency plot line in season six. She also breaks down Lord John’s thoughts on William joining the army, the echoes of past episodes presented in this 702, and Jamie and Bree’s integral father, daughter moments.

Duration:01:07:06