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VoK 516: Race/Ethnicity in ASOIAF (discussion)



Join hosts Kevin/Gaiden, Matt/blu3arm0r, Michael/Khal Wadege, and Dana/Taindana as they discuss Summer Islander History month. The vassals get into the various characters of color and their roles in the books as well as the show.

Aftershow starts at 1 hr 33 mins.

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VoK 512: Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Grindelwald [2018] (Review)



It’s time to choose a side, or something. Join Michal (inkasrain), Patrick (Patrick the tall), Adam (drownedsnow), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Abby (dacey mormont) as they break down the latest, somewhat baffling installment in JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series, The Crimes of Grindelwald. The crew discusses bombs over Diagon Alley, all that Johnny Depp stuff, whether Nagini is going to be okay, getting creeped out by Nick Flamel, Latin, and of course, those unlikely lineages. Be sure to find us on Accio, Wand’r, Keeper, or the Wizarding dating app of your choice.

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VoK 494: Sorrows and Stutters aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 77)



The re-read moves swiftly(ish) through some of the most depressing chapters in the series as we see Jon running out of food, Tyrion without power, and Sam ready to give up hope.

These events take place between March 30th and April 5th 300 AL.

Jon 5 – ADWD – 02:00
Tyrion 5 – ADWD – 28:00
Sam 3 – AFFC – 55:00

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), James (Queen James), and Hannah (Shadowbaby).

Edited by Adam

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VoK 492: Avengers – Infinity War [2018] (Review)



Follow along for a podcast of epic length as the Vassals discussion the biggest movie of 2018 and something that took 10 years of Marvel movies to deliver.

Hosts: Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (Taindana), Matt (Blu3arm0r), Leigh (ChaoticNeutral1882), Jock (Munrojock2), David (davidhhh), and James (Queen James).

Edited by Jock

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VoK 474: Westworld – “Vanishing Point” & “The Passenger” (S02E09-10 Review)


Join Hostcast as we discuss the season 2 finale of HBO’s Westworld, “The Passenger”.

We’re all in the thing now.

Hosts: Adam (Drownedsnow), Matt (Blu3arm0r), and Bina (Bina007).

From Lisa Joy

“In Lost, they really believed in the mystery box and not looking too much inside the mystery box. It was some kind of idea generator that you didn’t need to dissect and open up. And that’s absolutely fascinating and an engaging way to tell a story”, Joy said. “But for us, you know, I think we are interested in dismantling the mystery box, opening it up, looking at what it is, putting it together like it’s some kind of Lego, seeing how it works and really questioning and exposing that.”

“The questions that we tee up, we do try to address”, she said. “We have an answer for all of them.”

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VoK 473: Westworld – “Les Écorchés” & “Kiksuya” (S02E07-08 Review)


Join Hostcast as we discuss the 7th and 8th episodes of season 2 of Westworld, “Les Écorchés” and “Kiksuya”.

Hosts: Adam (Drownedsnow), Dana (Taindana), Matt (Blu3arm0r), and Hannah (Shadowbaby).

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VoK 471: Westworld – “Akane no Mai” & “Phase Space” (S02E05-06 Review)


Join Hostcast as we discuss the 5th and 6th episodes of season 2 of Westworld, “Akane no Mai” and “Phase Space”.

Hosts: Adam (Drownedsnow), Hannah(Shadowbaby), and Matt (Blu3arm0r).

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VoK 469: FakeCast aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 70)



In this episode we cover Theon 1, Jon 3, and Davos 1 from A Dance With Dragons. The events take place on the 20th and then 24th February 300.

Theon 1 – 07:40
Jon 3 – 29:05
Davos 1 – 1:08:25
Aftershow – 1:38:25

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Marie (Nymeria), Matt (Blu3arm0r), Leigh (ChaoticNeutral1882), Jock (Munrojock2), and Ty (enigmas).

Edited by Adam

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VoK 468: Westworld – “Virtù e Fortuna” & “The Riddle of the Sphinx” (S02E03-04 Review)


Join Hostcast as we discuss the 3rd and 4th episodes of season 2 of Westworld

Hosts: Adam (Drownedsnow), Bina (Bina007), and Michael (Mordian).

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VoK 466: Doctor Who (BBC One series) – Season 10



Join hosts David (davidhhh), Jock (Munrojock2), Marie (Nymeria), Alix (Aiwendil) as they discuss season 10 of modern Doctor Who and the surrounding Christmas specials, the end of the Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat eras of the show, plus their hopes for the show’s future. Julia (No True Lady) and Matt (Varley) make cameo appearances in the aftershow.

This episode contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Doctor Who.

Show times:
Part 1 – Intros and general thoughts on the season
Part 2 – 14:23 – The characters
Part 3 – 46:58 – The episodes
Part 4 – 2:04:22 – The future: new Doctor, new showrunner, new controversy
After Show – 2:18:33

Edited by David.
Music: The Timelords (aka The KLF) – Doctorin’ The TARDIS

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VoK 465: The Prick Trilogy aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 68)



Join us for episode 68 of the Vassals of Kingsgrave’s great linear re-read ! Your hosts today are Sarah/Lady Weaver, Michael/Khal wadege, Noah/Pops88, Jock/munrojock2, Tanja/Scilens, Dan/witless chum, and Marie/Nymeria and we cover Brienne 3 from Feast, Arianne 1 aka The Queenmaker from Feast, and Jon 1 from Dance. These events take place on Feb 17th 300 AL. We welcome Dan for his first reread episode, although he’s been around for a while!

Spoilers for the whole published series but not for the show.

Aftershow starts at 1hr54m and contains spoilers for the Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb (again !)

Music credits : Alpine Universe
Picture credits : Sacha Angel Diener
Hosted and edited by Nymeria

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VoK 464: Westworld – “Journey into Night” & “Reunion” (S02E01-02 Review)


Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. Hostcast chooses to see the beauty. To believe there is an order to our days. A purpose.

Hosts: Adam (Drownedsnow), Bina (Bina007), Marie (Nymeria), and Jock (Munrojock2)

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VoK 462: Black Panther [2018] (Review)



Join hosts Kevin/Gaiden, Sara/DrBlood, and Dana/Taindana as they discuss the movie Black Panther, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spoilers for the movie and for other entries in the MCU.

Aftershow starts at 1 hr 34 mins.

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VoK 454: Altered Carbon (Netflix series) – Season 1



Join VoK for a stop over in a twisted future where the physical body has become all but meaningless and rich people live above the clouds. We discuss the first season of Netflix’s Altered Carbon.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Matt (Blu3arm0r), and Marie (Nymeria).

Edited by Adam

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VoK 442: Stag Night aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 59)



Join Vassals Alix (Aiwendil), Adam (drownedsnow), David (davidhhh), Marie (Nymeria), and Patrick (Ser for Partick the Tall) for part 59 of our Great Linear Re-read of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

Events take place from 25th January to 29th January 300 AL.

Asha 1 – AFFC – prep for Queensmoot
Jon 10 – ASOS – Stannis arrives (34:00)
Victarion 1 – The Iron Captain (1:10:00)
Aftershow – Winds of Winter Spoiler chapter discussion (1:51:00)

The next Linear Re-Read will be hosted by Casey and will cover the Epilogue (ASOS), Aeron 2 (AFFC), and Arya 13 (ASOS)

Edited by Adam

Music credits: Alpine Universe

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VoK 439: Star Wars – The Last Jedi [2017] (Review)



Join VoK for a spoiler-filed discussion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Did you love this movie? Hate it? Can’t decide? Tell us what you think. It’s certainly been a hot topic this past week.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Michal (inkasrain), Katie (Lady Griffin), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Duncan (Valkyrist), Amber (Amberrocks), Bina (Bina007), and Hannah (Shadowbaby).

Edited by Adam

Bina aftershow at 2:20:00

Actual aftershow 2:51:00

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VoK 434: Justice League [2017] (Review)



Please join the Vassals as they decide if the latest DCEU movie is Rotten or Fresh and ponder the future if any of DC cinematic universe.

Thomas (FTWard), Adam (drownedsnow), David (davidhhh), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Kevin (Gaiden), and Shane (easttexasdirewolf) Unite the Vassals to discuss who has the best knitted jumper, why Daredevil shaves his chest and where the hell was Gleek?

After Show : 2:27

Intro Music: “Everybody Knows” Written by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson Performed by Leonard Cohen
Outro Music: “Heroes” Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno Performed by David Bowie

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VoK 433: Thor – Ragnarok [2017] (Review)



Join Dana (taindana), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Nadia, and Adam (drownedsnow) as they drive their ships to new lands exploring Thor: Ragnarok and the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Edited by Adam

Music credits: Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin

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VoK 429: The Gate is Magic aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 54)



Join Vassals Casey/blue-eyed-queen, Zach/Alias, Alix/Aiwendil, Matt/Varley/Varley mo Varley, Adam/drownedsnow and Marie/Nymeria for Part 54 of our Great Linear Re-read of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, where we get our very first Dance chapter!
We cover the events of Davos 6, Dany 1 from ADWD and Bran 4.

The next Linear Re-Read will be hosted by Bina and will cover Tyrion 9 and Jaime 7 from A
Storm of Swords.

Apologies for the Skype sound notifications throughout the recording.

Edited by Nymeria

Music credits: Alpine Universe, The National

Picture credit: A Storm of Swords Drawing Project, Bran IV by JoThirteen

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VoK 424: Blade Runner 2049 [2017] (Review)



We gather to discuss the new movie ‘Blade Runner 2049’, share our thoughts on the film, and talk about Ryan Gosling’s coat.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Katie (Lady Griffin), and Matt (Blu3arm0r).

Aftershow at 1:13:00

Spoilers: This episode includes spoilers for Blade Runner 2049 and Blade Runner (1982).

Editor: Adam

Music Credit: It Never Rains In Southern California by Albert Hammond

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