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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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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.

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.

5 Defining Moments for Jamie – Season 2

From Scotland, to Paris, and back again, season two covers a lot of ground, and out of all the characters that grace the screen in these 13 jam-packed episodes, I think it is safe to say that Jamie has the biggest arc. Join me as I run down the list of Jamie’s 5 most character defining moments!

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Between A Rock and A Hard Place The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast

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.
  1. Between A Rock and A Hard Place
  2. The One With The Reunion
  3. The One With The Leap of Faith
  4. The One About Fatherhood
  5. The One With The Open Marriage