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Join me, Chelsea, as I explore the history, locations, and characters of Outlander one blog entry at a time.

Here you can also access the latest and greatest episodes of The Sassenach Files Podcast.

Because of COVID-19 we are experiencing an unprecedented shortage in new entertainment. I’ll be doing my best to recommend all sorts of new and old movies and shows for you to check out in my monthly Droughtlander Survival Guide posts.

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5 Defining Moments for Claire: Season Three

Over the course of the third season of Outlander our heroine goes through more than one person should ever have to endure. But through it all, we see Claire’s aspirational journey from a young, grieving widow to an accomplished surgeon and mother. Keep reading for my list of Top 5 Defining Moments for Claire Randall-Fraser in season three.

Droughtlander Survival Guide (February 2021)

Normally, I try to theme these Droughtlander Survival Guide entries, but let’s face it, most of the time life is not some neatly organized list, and my interests very greatly depending on my mood. So, without further ado, here are 4 things I’ve been entertaining myself with during Droughtlander.

5 Defining Moments for Claire: Season Three

Over the course of the third season of Outlander our heroine goes through more than one person should ever have to endure. But through it all, we see Claire’s aspirational journey from a young, grieving widow to an accomplished surgeon and mother. Keep reading for my list of Top 5 Defining Moments for Claire Randall-Fraser in season three.

Droughtlander Survival Guide (February 2021)

Normally, I try to theme these Droughtlander Survival Guide entries, but let’s face it, most of the time life is not some neatly organized list, and my interests very greatly depending on my mood. So, without further ado, here are 4 things I’ve been entertaining myself with during Droughtlander.

The Truth Behind The Battle of Culloden

The romanticized, version of the Jacobite conflict which spanned 50+ years of Scottish history, tends to oversimplify things, and as the story has been told and retold down through the generations, opinions and third-hand accounts have now been cemented in many people’s minds as fact. The Battle of Culloden is a great example of a tall tale growing taller. So, let’s dive a little deeper into what we actually know about the Battle of Culloden and the events surrounding it.

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The One That Addresses Slavery The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast

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.
  1. The One That Addresses Slavery
  2. The One With The Worthy Villain
  3. Bring on Season Six
  4. Season Three Superlatives
  5. The One With The Voodoo