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VoK 586: A Christmas Carol (BBC One miniseries)


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Review of the latest BBC production of Charles Dickens famous novella ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Your hosts are Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Bina (Bina007) and Jock (MunroJock2) who discuss the latest version and their experience with the numerous other versions of the story.

Editor: Dagos_Rivers

Duration: 00:44:17

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VoK 550: Aladdin [2019] (Review)


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Review of the latest Disney ‘Re-imagining’ of an Animated classic.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by David (davidhhh), Matt (Blu3arm0r) and Adam (drownedsnow), to review the movie; provide ‘rubs of the lamp’ scores, discuss modifications to the story and music and possibility of a sequel.

Duration: 01:35:31

Credits:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 546: WolfCast – “The Iron Throne” (S08E06 Review) [Game of Thrones Series Finale]


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WolfCast review the final episode of Game of Thrones.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by Nadia, Hannah (shadow _baby) and Jock (MunroJock2) to discuss Lemoncake ratings, inconsistent plot elements and things that didn’t make sense with the episode.

Duration: 00:51:58

Credits:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 525: WolfCast – “Winterfell” (S08E01 Review)


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Hear Game of Thrones Season 8 opening episode with the Game of Thrones Wolfcast fans who review the episode, provide lemoncake ratings and discuss upcoming developments.

Hosts: Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Nadia (Nadia), Jock (MunroJock2), Hannah (Shadow _baby)

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Editor: Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 505: Halloween [2018] (Review)


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Just one month before the dvd is released. Before you can watch it again, VoK brings you their latest podcast.

Join Michael Myers junkies Glen (Dagos_Rivers) and Kevin (Gaiden) for a discussion of the latest movie to the Halloween Franchise.
We rank the films from best to worst, discuss many spoilers of the latest film and where the story could go next.
Also discussed are other popular Horror series Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street.

Duration: 01:27:17

Credits:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 445: Black Mirror – “Hang the DJ” (S04E04 Review)


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Join Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Hannah (shadow_ baby), David (davidhhh), Tanja (Scilens) and Jock (MunroJock2) for a discussion of Sci-fi drama ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Hang the DJ’.

We discuss some questionable things about the episode, discuss other favourite shows and our history (or lack of history) with Black Mirror.

Edited by Dagos_Rivers.
Duration: 01:41:21

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VoK 427: Halloween Spooktacular


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*Some temporary sound issues at the start of the podcast*
Halloween, 3-hour, edition of VoK, crammed pack of many hosts, discussions and stories.

Part 1:

Hannah (Shadow_ baby) is joined by Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (DrownedSnow) and Jock (MunroJock2) to discuss Halloween memories, favourite movies, and favourite costumes.  Also included is a Scottish poem, read by Jock.

Part 2:
Krakencast contribute with their memories and opinions of the Halloween cultutre. Duncan (Valkyrist) , Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (taindana) and David (davidhhh)

Part 3:

Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Matt (Varley) and Brett (White Raven) join in for the roundtable of scary stories.

Credits:
Edited by Shadow_ baby

Duration:
03:20:57

References:
Theme from Psycho (1960)
Theme from Halloween (1978)
Theme from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Thriller – Michael Jackson
The Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
Grim Grinning Ghosts – Disneyland Park Soundtrack
A Nightmare on my Street – The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff

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VoK 422: Peep Show (Channel 4 series) – Seasons 1-4


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Discussion of the Cherished Channel 4 Hit ‘Britcom’ Peep Show. The Crew discuss series 1 – 4 of the comedy, starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

The Crew:

Hannah (shadow_baby)
Bina (bina007)
Noah (pops88)
Drew (wargasm)
Adam (DrownedSnow)
Stuart (Firenzed)
Amber (Amberrocks)

Guests: Little lordlings Lincoln (Adam’s son) & Layton  (Hannah’s son).

Credits:
Edited by Shadow_ baby

Music credits: “Pip Pop Plop” by Daniel Pemberton & ” Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger

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VoK 392: WolfCast – “Dragonstone” & “Stormborn” (S07E01-02 Review)


Before episode three; catch up in the goings on within Westeros in the latest WolfCast episode which reviews the first two episodes of Game of Thrones Season 7.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) and Hannah (Shadow_ baby) present their thoughts on the first two episodes of the Season.

Last day to vote for Podcast Awards, so please get your votes in (www.podcastawards.com).

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VoK 375: Harlots (ITV series) – Season 1


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Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by Bina (Bina007) and new host Katie (Taindana) to discuss the highly rated, but little watched, drama ‘Harlots’ (ITV Encore).

Also discussed:
-Eurovision.
-Future podcasts.
-‘Keepers’ and their advantages.

Duration: 00:56:18

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References (Courtesy of Katie):

A Study of Criminal Subcultures in Eighteenth-Century England by Rictor Norton

Some Thoughts on . . . The History of the Word “Prostitute”

    http://rictornorton.co.uk

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VoK 372: blue-eyed-queen’s Love Sack aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 38)


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The Great Linear Re-Read returns with Part 38! Join the vassals as they review Tyrion II, Daenerys IV, Catelyn II, and the Prologue from ‘A Storm of Swords’.

Greg (claudiusthefool) is joined by Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen),  Matt (Varley), Scott (skywaltzer), Duncan (Valkyrist) and Steven (SJLee). Amber (Amberrocks) pops in for a visit.

Also discussed:

-The perils of editing podcasts.

-Love Sacks / Bean Bags.

-George R.R. Martin’s other projects.

-A Song of Ice and Fire Trivia!

Duration: 02:13:07

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:

Alpine Universe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJUJzpqQIDI

Chris Kesner – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLoGkuW5xFA

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VoK 369: Broadchurch (ITV series) – Season 3 Retrospective


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Broadchurch fans finally received the answer to who was responsible for raping Trish Winterman in Series 3; Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Marie (Nymeria) and Alix (Aiwendil) discuss the intense series conclusion.

Also discussed:

-Fan fiction of Alec’s dates.
-Our feelings toward the culprit.
-Marie prioritises entertainment choices based on VoK episodes she will join.
-Sad farewell to a great series trilogy.

Duration: 01:00:47

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 367: Broadchurch (ITV series) – Season 3 Speculation


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Broadchurch focuses on an idyllic small community whose existence is rocked by the murder of an 11 year old boy; Series 1 focuses on finding the culprit, Series 2 focuses on his trial (and acquittal), Series 3 focuses on a new case of a woman raped at her friends birthday party.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by Nadia (Nadia), Jock (MunroJock2), Alix (Aiwendil) and Marie (Nymeria) to discuss the third and final series of one of the most popular shows in Britain: ‘Broadchurch’ and spend an hour discussing the (many) possible suspects, tinder dating, and wacky theories.

Also discussed:

-Upcoming planned podcasts.
-Spin-offs about Alec’s dating life.
-Live Reaction podcast for series finale.
-Glen mixes up Expanse with Extant (Halle Berry Show).

Duration: 01:25:43

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 360: The Young Pope (Sky/HBO/Canal+ series)


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The Young Pope is a joint production between Sky, HBO and Canal+ and Stars Jude Law and Diane Keaton, and directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by Adam (drownedsnow) and Jock (MunroJock2), to discuss ‘The Young Pope’ and spend an hour discussing the inane plot devices before Adam and Jock abandon the podcast to join the ‘Logan’ podcast.

Also discussed:

-40 % of podcast discussing this show; 60 % talking about other ‘better’ shows.
-Future podcasts.
-Possibility of Season 2.
-Prince Charming (Shrek) vs. Lenny Belardo.
-Does it steal the plot from Annie?

Duration: 00:50:55

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 342: “25” by Adele (Album Review)


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One year ago, British music artist; Adele, after a 3 year hiatus, released her third studio album which defied all expectations and set records all over the world. To date, with the album, she has achieved Diamond status in America (thanks to streaming; actual sales: 9.1 Million) and the U.K. (over 3 million sold).

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) hosts a solo podcast, all on the Anniversary of when Adele disproved “people don’t buy albums anymore”, and reviews the album with the help
of many musical samples.

Also discussed:
-The three Amy’s and Adele prominence.
-Appreciation of 19 and 21 – story of why albums are called that.
-Leadup to 25 (X Factor advert)
-Woes of buying Beatles album.
-Lemoncake rating; and rank of albums 19, 21 and 25

Track by Track (with song samples):
1) Hello:
2) Send My Love
3) I Miss You
4) When We Were Young
5) Remedy
6) Water Under the Bridge
7) River Lea
8) Love in the Dark
9) A Million Years
10) All I Ask
11) Sweetest Devotion

Duration: 00:26:48

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 340: Westworld (HBO series) – Mid-Season 1 Discussion


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Glen (Dagos_Rivers) continues the hype discussion of Westworld, and is joined by Bina (Bina007), Michael (Mordion), Thomas (FTWard), Hannah (shadow _baby) and Jock (Munrojock2).

Popular theories such as William = MiB, is everyone secretly a machine, and the location of Westworld are discussed at length.

Also highlighted:
-‘Child abuse’ within Westworld.
-Future of the show.
-Have the fans sussed out everything within 5 episodes?
-Will it really take the place of ‘Game of Thrones’ for HBO?

Aftershow: 01:48:00
Duration: 01:55:23

Edited by FTWard

Music:
“Westworld Main Title Theme” Written by Ramin Djawadi
Perforemed by Iacovos @iacovosmusic

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VoK 334: Westworld (HBO series) – Pre-Series Speculation


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Disclaimer: No spoilers as we know very little about the show and we promise HBO did not pay us to do this (but we are willing to accept offers in future)!

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) and Ryan (Tremprod) discuss the upcoming HBO adaptation of the Michael Crichton 1973 Movie, ‘Westworld’; already lauded by critics and boasting a stellar A-List cast and crew, including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Jonathan Nolan.

Critics and HBO anticipate (and hope) it will be ‘the next Game of Thrones’ but will that help or hinder the show?

The hosts ponder that very question, along with whether the show will make a splash with viewing figures or underperform, talk fun facts about the cast, and have an exciting (teaser) announcement for VoK fans.

Running Time: 00:29:52
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:
Promotional Poster for ‘Westworld’ (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

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VoK 329: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Special Rehearsal Edition Review)


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Beware of Spoilers, The following podcast discusses spoilers for all published books in the Harry Potter Series

After the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, many fans had mixed reactions to the “8th Story”, and VoK also had mixed feelings, we will explain why in this 2 hour podcast.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) hosts and is joined by Nadia (Nadia), Kevin (Gaiden) and Ryan (Tremprod) as they discuss, review and summarise each act of the 2 part (5 – 6 hour Play; 325 page Script).

Also featured:
-Unauthorised Harry Potter sensation: The Harry Potter Musical trilogy and possible influence on Cursed Child (?)
-Albus and Scorpius: An (un)subtle love story?
-Harry Potter fandom and Midnight release parties.
-Hype for Fantastic Beasts.
-Will we ever get a DVD recording of the stage show?

Running Time: 02:08:50
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:
Image of London Cast from “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” (Image we were deprived of in script book).

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VoK 320: WolfCast – Westerosi Trivia


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Beware of Spoilers, The following podcast discusses spoilers for all published (and unpublished) books in A Song of Ice and Fire, and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Before all show watchers agonise over what will befall our favourite characters in Season 7, WolfCast and KrakenCast join forces and look back to Season 6 and test out their Game of Thrones trivia in “A Game Show of Thrones”: The cruelest Game Show in Media!

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) hosts and quizzes the four contestants (Duncan (Valkyrist), Jed (Jed o’white Hart), Claire (DarkSister24) and Hannah (Shadow_ baby)) over characters, obscure random facts, and comparing characters to Disney characters. Glen is also evil to the non-brits by asking a lot of questions about popular british shows; evil to non-Americans by asking questions about the HBO schedule and deducts as high as 500 points (Dragons) per player for a wrong answer.

Also featured:
-(Very brief) Season 6 reviews and highlights.
-Hannah gets very tipsy (or maybe that was left on the cutting room floor…)
-Strategies of devising multiple choice questions.
-Round 1: Lightning round
-Round 2: Individual Multiple Choice
-Round 3: Show Canon Jeopardy (The Generous but not too generous Round)
-Round 4: The Evil Round (Where the players lose everything!)

Running Time: 01:03:06
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:
Image from Saturday Night Live clip: “Game of Game of Thrones”

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VoK 306: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [2005] (DVD Commentary)


 

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Beware of Spoilers, The following podcast discusses spoilers for all published book in A Song of Ice and Fire, some Game of Thrones episodes and the C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia series.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) and new host, Sarah (Lady Weaver) provide an audio commentary on the 2005 version of C.S. Lewis’ children’s classic ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’…we get sidetracked a lot and don’t say much about the actual movie but rather focus on the timeless tale of C.S. Lewis and all the incarnations of the story…In all the excitement, we forgot to talk about the ‘Problem of Susan’.

They discuss topics such as:
-The clever clogs children from this movie and their future endeavours.
-Many comparisons to Harry Potter and the cast of Harry Potter.
-Comparisons with the 1967, 1979 and 1988 versions of the story.
-Childhood fantasies and escapism.
-Brief mention of parody book ‘The Chronicles of Blarnia’, and an unflattering review.

Running Time: 02:27:08
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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