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VoK 620: The Witcher Saga – Blood of Elves (Part 2) (by Andrzej Sapkowski)


Join the Vassals for more swords and sorcery as we discuss the second half (chapters 5-7) of Andrzej Sapkowski’s “Blood of Elves”. Also, are councils good or bad? And who needed that old shack anyways!

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

Credits:
Edited by Kevin (NuncleKevin)

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VoK 580: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)


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Outlaws Zach (Alias) and Katie (Lady Griffin) take a break from their hunt for the Legendary Beaver to review Rockstar’s 2018 magnum opus, Red Dead Redemption 2.

Edited by Lady Griffin

Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hoB8lHNMZo

Break: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8068ZrwicQ

Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu3gx5p1h5o

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VoK 558: YouTube Cast


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Welcome to YouTube, please submit your personality to the algorithm! Join Vassals Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Jock (Munrojock2), Matt (blu3arm0r), Michael (Mordion), and Thomas-ish (FTWard) as they explore a fraction of the internet’s strange, wonderful, and essentially incomprehensible video place. Topics discussed include our own YouTube proclivities, the perils of family vlogging, capitalism, beauty guru drama, and how math can make you a radical. Plus, learn to carve a turkey and start a cult in less than ten minutes.

Also check out our episode on ASMR: https://vokpodcast.com/2019/06/27/vok-556-asmr-cast

Edited by inkasrain

Articles referenced:

Algorithms Won’t Fix What’s Wrong With YouTube:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/opinion/youtube-algorithm.html

The Making of a YouTube Radical: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/08/technology/youtube-radical.html

Intro music: The YouTube Song by Trevon Johnson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj7ycgOlIWw)

Outro music: The Official YouTube Song by James Adams
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BIpqGi4Wiw)

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VoK 556: ASMR Cast



Please join Vassals Michael (Mordion), Thomas (FTWard) and our special guest Tori ASMR (@toriperezz) as we discuss our experiences with ASMR, the ASMR community, YouTube and the tragic apostrophe shortage in Canada.

After Show: 1:38:00

ToriASMR 
This American Life: A Tribe Called Rest
Reese The Movie: A Movie About Reese (An ASMR Experience)
WhispersRed ASMR
SouthernASMR Sounds
Phoenician Sailor
Waluigi Whispers
VioletsVoice
Scottish Murmurs ASMR
ASMR Glow
Goodnight Moon
TheOneLilium ASMR
ARDRA -asmr-

Credits:
Edited by FTWard

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VoK 549: Words Cut Deeper than Swords (Ice & Fire Con Panel)



In their first ever panel at Ice & Fire Con, the Vassals of Kingsgrave rank their favourite passages from A Song of Ice and Fire. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Casey (blue-eyed-queen) and Dan (Witless Chum) as they reflect on some of the most powerful moments of Martin’s dialogue and examine the meaning behind his prose – from Sansa’s twilit snow castle, to Dany’s desert hallucinations, to Catelyn’s fevered flight from Storm’s End.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 542: DragonCast – “The Bells” (S08E05 Review)


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The Dragoncast vassals discuss the latest episode of Game of Thrones, “The Bells.”

Hosts: Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Michal (inkasrain) Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (blu3armor), Zach (Alias), and Paul (Serdinnerroll)

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

Music Credits: Karliene – Dragon Queen (Mhysa) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lwyhfnPlog

Editor: Michal

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VoK 538: KrakenCast – “The Long Night” (S08E03 Review)


This episode got a little lost on its way through the Weirwood Net, but better late than never! Join David (davidhhh), Duncan (Valkyrist), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Bing (Shoeshiner), Neil (Valyrian Neil), Abby (DaceyMormont), and briefly Dana (Taindana) as we review and discuss the massive battle of a third episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season, “The Long Night”, along with lots of speculation as to how George may do things differently in the books.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Credits:
Edited by Davidhhh

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KCKrakenCast records Tuesdays at 7:00pm (AEST) / 10:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

VoK 533: WolfCast – “The Long Night” (S08E03 Review)


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Join Nadia, Gaiden (Kevin), shadowbaby (Hannah) and munrojock2 (Jock) for this week’s Wolfcast review of The Long Night as they discuss the long awaited battle with the Night King and make comparisons with the epic Battle of Helm’s Deep.

This podcast contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Game of Thrones and all published books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Music Credits – Alpine Universe

Edited by: Nadia

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VoK 530: KrakenCast – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (S08E02 Review)


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G’day. Turn on your listening ears for the Krakencast review of “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”, the second episode of Game of Throne’s final season. This episode features Bing (Shoeshiner), David (davidhhh) and Sarah (Lady Weaver).

Credits:
Edited by Lady Weaver

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VoK 529: DragonCast – “Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (S08E02 Review)


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Dragon-cast is back for this season’s second episode review.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen) Michal (inkasrain), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Duncan (Valkyrist), Matt (blu3armour), Kevin (creepynuncklekevin).

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: Casey

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VoK 526: Krakencast – “Winterfell” (S08E01 Review)



The Krakenless Krakencast! Join honourary krakens David (davidhhh), Bing (Shoeshiner), and Neil (Valyrian Neil) as we review and discuss the premiere episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season, “Winterfell”, and maybe a few tinfoil theories. Trueborn krakens Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (Taindana) pop in briefly to give their blessing and laugh with us.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Editor: David

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VoK 511: Shadow Baby Gestation Period aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 81)


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Join Casey (blueeyedqueen), Adam (drownedsnow), James (QueenJames), Hannah (shadowbaby), Matt (blu3armour), and Kevin (Gaiden) on the great linear ASOIAF reread part 81! We discuss the first Melisandre chapter in A Dance of Dragons, Brienne 6 in A Feast for Crows, and back to Dance with Jon Connington 1. We also discuss some shadow baby theories.

This podcast will not contain any show spoilers, however it could potentially spoil any events in George R R Martin’s published series.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read will be hosted by Sarah and will cover Asha 1, Jon 7, and The Reaver, Victarion 2.

Credits:

Music: Written and performed by Jed O’White Hart. Parodies “Witch Woman” by The Eagles.

Edited by Casey (blueeyedqueen)

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VoK 510: Dementors, Dentists and Divination aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 5)


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts for third year. Join Nadia, inkasrain(Michal), blue-eyed-queen(Casey), Alias(Zack), Pod’s Plight(Paul), SerDinnerRoll(Paul) and drownedsnow(Adam) as they study the importance of dental hygiene in the wizarding world, realize Aunt Marge is really the victim and declare their love for Lupin during their discussion of the first seven chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series.

Credits:
Edited by Nadia.
Music by Mike Peoples and John Williams

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VoK 503: GLOW (Netflix series) – Season 2


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Join Nadia, Nymeria (Marie), taindana (Dana) and drownedsnow (Adam) as they discuss the second season of Netflix’s GLOW.

This podcast contains spoilers for seasons 1 & 2 of the Netflix’s GLOW.

Edited by Nadia.

Music:
Netflix’s GLOW Opening Sequence – The Warrior by Scandal feat. Patty Smyth
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship

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VoK 502: Deadwood (HBO series) – Season 1


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Please join The Ambulators (Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Matt (blu3arm0r), Dana (taindana), Dermot (tomred) and Thomas (FTWard) ) as we meander through the muddy streets of Deadwood.
Along the way we discuss and debate US Geography, the impact of S.C.U.B.A. diving on Western culture, what we should call “Kristen Bell”, why Bina is our Cornland expert and the proper technique for Tanker Wanking.
One cocksucker said “It’s been a super fun conversation but it’s going to be a shitty podcast to listen to…” but eventually we do manage to mention Season One of the HBO series Deadwood.

After Show; 1:35:00

Music –

Intro
“The Farmer and the Cowman”
Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Performed by: taindana

Outro
“Not Dark Yet”
Songwriter: Bob Dylan
Performed by: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

Credits:
Edited by FTWard

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VoK 499: GRRM’s Loew’s Theatre Interview Recap


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Join Vokers Inkasrain, blueeyedqueen, and Sweetshireen as we discuss our adventure at the Fire and Blood event with George R.R. Martin and John Hodgman! No book spoilers, just first impressions.

Watch the video from the event here:

Picture credit: me! (blue-eyed-queen)

Music credit – Alpine Universe

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“Moot of the World” (ASOIAF song) by Jed O’White Hart


VoK 455: Varley’s is the Fury aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 62)


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Join hosts Nadia, Varley/Matt, Nymeria/Marie, shadowbaby/Hannah, Gaiden/Kevin and blu3arm0r/Matt as they continue the Great Linear Reread with Cersei 1 from A Feast for Crows, Quentyn 1 from A Dance with Dragons and Sansa 7 from A Storm of Swords.

The next reread will be hosted by Bina007 and will cover Sam 4, Jon 11, Sam 5 and Jon 12 from A Storm of Swords.

This podcast contains spoilers for all published works of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, but does not contain spoilers for HBO’s show, Game of Thrones.

Aftershow begins at 1 hr 30 mins.

Credits:
Edited by Nadia
Artwork: Sansa at the Eeyrie by Michael Komarck

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VoK 448: Jessica Jones (Netflix series) – Season 1


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Join Nadia, Nymeria (Marie) and munrojock2 (Jock) as they discuss the first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

This podcast contains spoilers for all episodes of the first season of the Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

Edited by Nadia.

Music:
Marvel’s Jessica Jones Opening Sequence
Cockroach by Sean Callery

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VoK 447: Serial Podcast (Review) – Season 1



The Vassals review the first season of Serial, a true crime podcast which investigates the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee  and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Masud Syed. Join Tanja (Scilens), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Steven (SJLee),  Michael (Mordion), and Michal (inkasrain) for a discussion of the Serial phenomenon, the ethics of internet sleuthing, the slippery nature of memory, the listener’s need for closure.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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