VOK 746 – Agatha Christie Reread 16 – Why Didn’t They Ask Evans


Bina007 discusses the Agatha Christie crime caper Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, published in one of the most prolific years, 1934. Despite containing a Wodehousian-named character called Bassington-Ffrench, the novel is pleasingly free of Woosterish-pastiche. Rather, it’s a well-plotted murder mystery and a wry, progressive commentary on the British class system. It also contains yet another wonderful female protagonist, Lady Frankie Derwent. A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 745 – Agatha Christie Reread 15 – Murder On The Orient Express


Bina007, Hannah/Shadowbaby and Zander/The Lord Baron discuss arguably Agatha Christie’s most famous and most audaciously plotted novel, Murder On The Orient Express, originally published in 1934. A nasty criminal is found stabbed to death in the Calais coach of the luxurious train. With a snowstorm trapping the other guests in the carriage we have a classic locked house mystery. Poirot investigates! A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 744 – Agatha Christie Minipod 14 – Lord Edgeware Dies


Bina007 reviews Agatha Christie’s Lord Edgware Dies aka Thirteen To Dinner, originally published in 1933. A famous actress turned aristocrat is the prime suspect when her hated husband is stabbed, allowing her to marry yet higher in society. However, she has a perfect alibi having been at a dinner party at the time. Poirot investigates! A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 743 – Agatha Christie ReRead 13 – Peril At End House


Bina007 and Hannah / Shadowbaby discuss Agatha Christie’s Peril At End House, originally published in 1932. A beautiful heiress in peril – a dashing around-the-world aviator – a lot of cocaine – and Hercule Poirot! A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VoK 742: Ice and Fire Con 2022


The Vassals discuss the happenings at Ice and Fire Con 2022. Panels, parties, gaming, and the new Westeros sensation Molly Waters.

Hosts: Zander (The Lord Baron), Matt (Blu3arm0r), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Kevin (Nuncle Kevin), and Adam (drownedsnow).

Spoilers: This episode could cover anything from George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 

Song Credit: “Dance of the Dragons” by Jed O’Whitehart

Visit http://www.iceandfirecon.com for details and tickets for the 2023 convention in April and celebrate 10 years of Ice and Fire Con!

 

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VOK 741 – Soccercast – World Cup Final Review


A VOK episode is never late. It turns up precisely when it means to. Join Noah, Bing and Bina for a particularly sweary discussion about the greatest World Cup final in living memory. We also debate who is the biggest cockwomble: Emi Martinez, Infantino, Macron, Ronaldo, the Qatari Emir, or Salt Bae, and what Ronaldo has down his trousers.

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VOK 740 – Agatha Christie Minipod 12 – The Sittaford Mystery


Bina007 reviews Agatha Christie’s homage to The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Sittaford Mystery, originally published as The Murder At Hazelmoor in 1931. Snowbound moors, a seance, and a tolling prison bell signal murder, and Agatha Christie conjures up another courageous smart young woman to investigate. There’s no Marple or Poirot but plenty of gothic atmosphere. A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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Vok 739: The Movie Passport #8 – Brazilian Cinema


Olá! Welcome to The Movie Passport, a podcast series about world cinema. In this episode, Duncan (Valkyrist), Matt (Blu3arm05), and Alex (Lucky Charms) travel to the country of Brazil to discuss the following films:

9:52 – City of God / Cidade de Deus (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
35:47 – Elite Squad / Tropa de Elite (José Padilha, 2007)
1:04:19 – Central Station / Central do Brasil (Walter Salles, 1998)

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VOK 738 – Soccercast – World Cup Quarter Final Round-Up


Join Noah, Bing and Bina as they discuss the results of the Quarter Final matches starting with England vs France; then Argentina vs Netherlands (18m); Brazil vs Croatia (23m); and Portugal vs Morocco (27m).

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VOK 737 – Andor Season One Review


Join Adam, Bina, Jock, Michal, Matt and Zach as they discuss season one of Andor, spoilers replete.

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VOK 736 – Soccercast – World Cup R16 Round-Up


Join Noah, Bing and Bina as they discuss the results of the Round of 16 matches and preview the Quarter Finals. Netherlands vs USA; Argentina vs Australia and Netherlands vs Argentina preview (2m); Japan vs Croatia; Brazil vs Korea and Croatia vs Brazil (13m); France vs Poland; England vs Senegal and France vs England (24m); Morocco vs Spain; Portugal vs Switzerland and Morocco vs Portugal (45m).

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VOK 735 – Soccercast – World Cup Group Stage Round-Up


Join Noah, Bing and Bina as they summarise 60 matches in 100 minutes, and preview the Round of 16 results. Group A chat (3m); Group B including Iran protests and armband chat (11m); Gonzo Group C inc obligatory Mexico rant from Bing (26m); Group D (46m); Group E with mighty Japan (49m); Group F with mighty Morocco and Bing’s defence of Canada (55m); Group G and H predictions (65m); Aftershow (77m).

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VoK 734: The Movie Passport #7 – Danish Cinema


God morgen! Welcome to The Movie Passport, a podcast series about world cinema. In this episode, Duncan (Valkyrist), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), and Bina (Bina007) travel to the country of Denmark to discuss the following films:

11:38 – Flickering Lights / Blinkende Lygter (Anders Thomas Jensen, 2000)
34:08 – Another Round / Druk (Thomas Vinterberg, 2020)
56:01 – The Word / Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VOK 733 – Soccercast – World Cup Preview


Join Noah, Bina007, Bing and Neil for a discussion about the controversy surrounding Qatar as hosts; the likely results of the group stages; who will win the tournament and the Golden Boot.

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VOK 732 – Agatha Christie Minipod 11 – The Murder At The Vicarage


In this spoiler-free episode Bina007 reviews the first Mrs Marple novel, Murder At The Vicarage, originally published in 1930. This is the novel people think Christie always writes! A pretty English village and the narrator is a clergyman and the victim is a retired military man. But the novel is actually spikier, nastier and more subversive than the chocolate-box cosy image. A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VoK 731: DragonCast – “The Black Queen” House of the Dragon (S01E10 Review)


The Dragons discuss episode 10, the season 1 finale, of HBO’s House of the Dragon series “The Black Queen”. Fly you fools!

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Bing (Shoeshiner), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), David (davidhhh), Michal (inkasrain), Katie (Lady Griffin), Stephanie (gsdg), Ben (King Jucio), and Matt (Blu3arm0r).

Spoilers: This episode could cover anything from George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well as all aired episodes of Game of Thrones and various related media.

Aftershow at 2:27:10 featuring #greg and birthday Casey!

Editor: Adam

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VoK 730 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e10 review


Join Sara (DrBlood), Elle (Nettles), Michael (Khal Wadege) and Zander (The Lord Baron) as they discuss the season finale of House of the Dragon. The birthing bed (3m); the council (14m); the power grab (24m); dragons (35m); Storms End (46m); season chat (1hr5m); after show (1hr16m).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well as all aired episodes of House of the Dragon.

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VoK 729 – FlashVOK – House of the Dragon s1e10 quick take


Join Bina, Jeff and Jock for their quick take on the final episode of season one of the House of the Dragon. Stay tuned for a special song from the Podcast Bard at 38 mins in!

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well as all aired episodes of House of the Dragon.

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VoK 728 – Rings of Power S1E8 review


Join Alix (Aiwendil), Eddie (Teddard), Marie (Nymeria), Michael (Khal Wadege) and Zach (Alias) as they discuss the final episode of season one of Rings of Power. Lemoncake ratings to start then Harfoot & Stranger chat at c4m; events Numenorian (13m); Eregion (21m); Halbrand (32m); and flotsam and jetsam (43m).

Spoilers for Tolkien’s published works and the Peter Jackson movies.

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VoK 727 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e9 review – The Angry Pigeon


Wolfcast is back for episode 9 of HBO’s House of the Dragon series “The Green Council”. We wil in this episode bring you nuanced conversations, openness towards kinks and fetishes, and fun reflections on Westerosi society’s objectification of women, more specifically Queen Alicent.

Hosts: David (davidhhh), Bina (Bina007), Michael (Khal Wadege), Elle (Nettles), Jock (Munrojock2), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Sara(Dr Blood), Marie(Nymeria).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well as all aired episodes of House of the Dragon.

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