Episode 2: More about Pod

Thank you so much for your feedback and comments. We are still so thrilled to be on this journey with all of you!

This episode includes talk of recent casting announcements, a little bit more of our take on Sam, and our love of the audiobooks and Davina Porter. We conclude with some discussion of our own time in Scotland.

We also wanted to mention the music we use for our podcast intro/outro. It is from the album Cup of Tea by the group Sláinte, and it is track 10, “She Moved through the Fair.” We accessed it through the Free Music Archive.

What do you think of the audiobooks? Do you prefer print to audio recording?
Have you had the pleasure of traveling to Scotland? Do you *live* in Scotland?

Let us know about your experiences!

Thanks for listening!

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6 Responses to Episode 2: More about Pod

  1. Lori Rothe-Khurana says:

    I love the audio books and Davina is magical!

  2. Dusty says:

    Brianna is like Jamie and has a knack for picking up languages. In the later books she learns Gaelic from Jamie so it would only be natural that she would also lose her Bostonian/American accent and develop a mixture of accents from the people she is around.

    • outlanderpod says:

      Thanks for listening! I think that though some people can lose their accents after spending years in a place (like 10-20 years), when Brianna first travels to Scotland with her mother, she has spent all of her formative years in the US, and all of her education would have been (presumably) taught by US teachers and professors (though it’s likely there were some non-native English speakers among her profs). This would mean, presumably, that she would have a most definite American accent, at least on this first trip abroad. However, yes, once she’s spent some time among Scots, let alone started using Gaelic, I could believe she would start taking on different phrasing, melody, and stress, as I have done while overseas long term (in my first and second languages). Ms. Porter’s Brianna doesn’t bother me. It’s just interesting that what many might consider one of the easiest accents of a native English speaker (US American) isn’t quite that strong, really, at any point during any of the books. 🙂

  3. Julia says:

    I listen to the audiobooks the most now. I tend to read so fast I miss words, ideas. The audiobooks also give me the feel of Scotland, like I’n living the story. Davina Porter has been the perfect fit for Claire and Jamie’s voice.
    I was able to take a 8 day Jamie and Claire tour with my mom and the friend who introduced us to the Outlander series. We visited multiple places mentioned in the series. It has been 2 years and I am more than ready to go back to Scotland.
    I live in the SE USA.

    • outlanderpod says:

      I can also read really fast and miss words. The Jamie and Claire tour sounds wonderful! How neat it was to go with friends who shared the books with you 🙂 Thanks for listening, and for leaving a comment 🙂

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