VoK 641: LOTR Reread – Fellowship Part 3



In this episode of the new reread of The Lord of the Rings, join Vassals Marie (Nymeria), Alix (Aiwendil), Zach (Alias), and Adam (drownedsnow) for chapters 1 through 5 of the Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2. We convene for the Council of Elrond and head into Moria as the journey to destroy the Ring begins.


Credits:
Edited by Zach

Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

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VoK 640: The Hunger Games – The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes


Recorded 9 months ago, fresh reaction to the latest installment in The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins. Tributes Abby (DaceyMormont), Adam (drownedsnow), Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (White Raven), Kevin (Nuncle Kevin), and Zach (Alias) provide a review and discuss each of the three parts of the Book.

Credits:
Edited by Glen and Abby.

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VoK 639: Creature Chat – Dragons



The Vassals convene to chat about magical reptiles of various shapes and sizes. So grab your ceiling wax and look out for sharkdoors.

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Michal/inkasrain
Sara/DrBlood
Amber/amberrocks
Zander/The Lord Baron
Marie/Nymeria
Ben/King Jucio
Adam/drownedsnow

Credits:
Edited by Peter

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VoK 638: GRRM’s Thousand Worlds – “The Glass Flower” and “The Stone City” (Review)



The Vassals (and Bastards) conclude their voyage into George R. R. Martin’s science fiction universe. Join Amin, Duncan (aka Valkyrist), Michael (aka Mordion), and Zach (aka Alias) as they review two more short stories from Martin’s Thousand Worlds series – “The Glass Flower” and “The Stone City.”

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 637: Bridgerton (Season 1)


Review of Season 1 of Bridgerton, a show watched in over 82 million households worldwide.

Hosts: Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Bina (Bina007), Marie (Nymeria), Hannah (shadow_ baby), Matt (Varley)

Credits:
Edited by Glen.

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VoK 636: LOTR Re-read – Fellowship part 2


weathertop

In this episode of the new reread of The Lord of the Rings, join us for chapters 7 through 12 of the Fellowship of the Ring. We meet Bombadil, Strider and Glorfindel as we travel to Bree, Weathertop and the ford to Rivendell.

Hosts: Alix (Aiwendil), Adam (drownedsnow), Zach (Alias), Marie (Nymeria)

Credits:
Edited by Nymeria

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VoK 635: Book Club (Vol.7) – The Darkness That Comes Before (by R. Scott Bakker)



The VOK Book Club reconvene to review the dark fantasy novel The Darkness that Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker (the first book in The Second Apocalypse series). Join Greg (claudiusthefool), Zach (Alias), Alex (LuckyCharms), Matt (Blu3arm0r), Steven (SJLee), Duncan (Valkyrist), Adam (drownedsnow), and lurkers Casey (blue-eyed-queen) and Amber (amberrocks), for an in-depth discussion on grimdark fantasy, amoral characters, historical parallels, and existential philosophy.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 634: Creature Chat



The Vassals of Kingsgrave sit down to chat about creatures. Join vassals Shellfish (Peter), Munjorock2 (Jock), Daceymormont (Abby), and DrBlood (Sara) on their expedition into the animal kingdom! Topics of discussion include pets, animal intelligence, and genetic memory. 

Credits:
Edited by Peter

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VoK 633: GRRM’s Thousand Worlds – “The Way of Cross and Dragon” and “And Seven Times Never Kill Man!” (Review)



The Vassals (and Bastards) continue their voyage into George R. R. Martin’s science fiction universe. Join Amin, Duncan (aka Valkyrist), Michael (aka Mordion), and Zach (aka Alias) as they review two more short stories from Martin’s Thousand Worlds series – “The Way of Cross and Dragon” and “And Seven Times Never Kill Man!”

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 632: 2020 Video Game Roundtable



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to the video game world to discuss some of their favorites of 2020. Join Zach (Alias), Bing (Shoeshiner), Matt (blu3arm0r), Katie (Lady Griffin), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), and newcomer, Ben (King Jucio), as they rep their best games then take a look ahead at what 2021 may have to offer.

7:30 — FF7 Remake
24:00 — Ghost of Tsushima
35:30 — Crusader Kings 3
48:50 — Persona 5 Royal & Persona 4 Golden
1:02:25 — The Walking Dead: The Final Season
1:11:00 — The Last of Us Part II
1:22:10 — Command & Conquer Remake
1:26:10 — Hades
1:40:45 — Cyberpunk 2077
2:02:50 — Honorable Mentions
2:08:00 — Most Anticipated Games of 2021

Credits:
Edited by Zach

Colors Flying High – Persona 5 Royal OST 
In the Blood (ft. Ashley Barrett) – Hades OST 

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VoK 631: The Mandalorian Season 2 (Chapter 13-16)



We discuss the Finale of The Mandalorian season 2 as well as the second half of the season. Is Star Wars better than ever now?

Hosts: Adam (Drownedsnow), Brett (White Raven), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Kevin (Nuncle Kevin), and Amber (amberrocks)

Aftershow at 1:47:00

Credits:
Edited by Adam


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VoK 630: Witcher – Time of Contempt



Join the Rats — er, the Vassals — as we discuss The Time of Contempt, the fourth installment in Andrezj Sapkowski’s Witcher saga. Featuring “Sorry Mom, I started a riot,” relationship advice, what the hell happens on Thandd, sad quotes, and little horses.

Please note that this episode contains frank discussion of rape and sexual trauma, beginning around the 1 hour and 10 minute mark.

Hosts: David/davidhhh, Bing/Shoeshiner, Kevin/NuncleKevin, Adam/DrownedSnow and Marie/Nymeria

Edited by: Michal/inkasrain

Music: Lady Of Worlds by Miracle Of Sound

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VoK 629: The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 14 – Order of the Phoenix 3)


The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts to continue the fifth book in the series, The Order of the Phoenix. Join Adam (drownedsnow), Zander (The Lord Baron), Marie (Nymeria), Michal (inkasrain), and Zach (Alias) as they cover chapters 12-16.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series including the Fantastic Beasts films.

Credits: Edited by Zach (Alias)

Harry Potter Theme (Metal)
Loved Ones and Leaving by Nicholas Hooper

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VoK 628: The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 13 – Order of the Phoenix 2)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts to continue the fifth book in the series, The Order of the Phoenix. Join Adam (drownedsnow), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Marie (Nymeria), Michal (inkasrain), jock (munrojock2), and Zach (Alias) as they cover chapters 7-11.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series including the Fantastic Beasts films.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Harry Potter Theme (Metal)
Loved Ones and Leaving by Nicholas Hooper 

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VOK 627 – The Crown Season 4


Drop a curtesy and grab your Ibble Dibble wine cork because it’s time for the VOK review of season 4 of Netflix’ historical drama, The Crown. Season 4 takes us from 1977 to 1990 and we cover the lesser royals, the between The Queen and Mrs Thatcher, and the marriage of Charles and Diana.

Hosts: Bina007, Maria/Nymeria, Jock/MunroJock2, Hannah/Shadowbaby, Adam/Drownedsnow and Zack/Alias.

Spoilers for The Crown passim.

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VoK 626: The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave discuss Netflix’s latest hit, The Queen’s Gambit. Join Marie (Nymeria), Jock (munrojock2), and Zach (Alias) as talk about all the things they enjoyed in this surprisingly excellent series.

This podcast contains spoilers for all episodes of The Queen’s Gambit.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Beth’s Story – Carlos Rafael Rivera
Sygrayem (Let’s Play) – Carlos Rafael Rivera

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VOK 625 – Deadwood The Movie


Dissent! Dispute! Disagreement! Daggers at dawn! No not really. But the Vassals DO have vastly differing reactions to the Deadwood movie. Join Michael, Thomas, Dana and Bina as they wrap up their rewatch. Strong language and spoilers throughout.

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VoK 624: The Mandalorian Season 2 (Chapter 9-12)



The Vassals gather aboard the Razer Crest to discuss season two of the Disney+ show Star Wars: The Mandalorian. We cover the first four episodes (chapter 9-12) that have currently aired.

Hosts: Adam (Drownedsnow), Zach (Alias), Marie (Nymeria), and David (davidhhh)

Credits:
Edited by Adam


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VoK 623: Deadwood Season 3


The legendary Al Swearigen

A podcast episode is never late. It arrives precisely when it means to. And so with characteristic timeliness, VOK releases its review of the HBO series Deadwood’s third and final season a mere fourteen years after its initial release. Join Dana, Michael, Thomas and Bina for a spoiler-filled discussion of plot and character. Then join us for an uncharacteristically long after show where we discuss the constitutional politics of the USA and UK.

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VoK 622: LOTR – The Fellowship of the Ring part 1


The Vassals of Kingsgrave once again explore Middle Earth in this new reread of The Lord of the Rings. Join us for the first 6 chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring, following the hobbits from Bag Eng to the Old Forest.

Hosts: Alix (Aiwendil), Tanja (scilens), Zach (Alias), Marie (Nymeria)

Credits:
Edited by Marie (Nymeria)
Check out the Alliance of Arda for discussions about race, sexuality, gender identity, and disability through Tolkien and his works.

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