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VoK 611: The Witcher Saga – Sword of Destiny (Part 2) (by Andrzej Sapkowski)



The Vassals discuss the second half of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Sword of Destiny including the short stories “A Little Sacrifice,” “Sword of Destiny,” and “Something More.” Your hosts are: David/davidhhh, Michal/Inkasrain, Marie/Nymeria, Bing/Shoeshiner, Bina/Bina007, Kevin/NuncleKevin, Paul/SerDinnerRoll

Credits:
Edited by Kevin (NuncleKevin)

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VoK 609: Remember Cedric Diggory? aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 11)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts to pick up the fourth and final part of The Goblet of Fire. Join Jock (munrojock2), Matt (Varley), Saad (saad164), Marie (Nymeria), Michal (inkasrain), and Zach (Alias) as they cover chapters 31-37 and complete the book.

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

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Harry Potter Theme (Metal)
Harry in Winter by Patrick Doyle

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VoK 601: Is Ron the Worst? aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 10)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts to pick up the third part of The Goblet of Fire. Join Abby (DaceyMormont), Matt (Varley), Saad (saad164), Michal (inkasrain), and Zach (Alias) as they cover chapters 21-30 in the book.

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

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Harry Potter Theme (Metal)
Harry in Winter by Patrick Doyle

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VoK 596: A Seminar of Ice and Fire (Part 2) – The Dynamics of Faith



Sara aka DrBlood continues her seminar series examining A Song of Ice and Fire through various theoretical texts. This time, she and the rest of the crew consider whether or not the many central characters in this story have an “ultimate concern,” or an overriding purpose that demands total surrender as Paul Tillich describes in his text, The Dynamics of Faith.

Hosts: Sara (DrBlood), Adam (drownedsnow), and Zach (Alias)

Paul Tillich’s The Dynamics of Faith

This podcast will contain spoilers for all published book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. 

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Music by Alpine Universe and DrumurBoy

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VoK 594: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) [2019] (Review)



Please join Sarah (Lady Weaver), Matt (blu3arm0r) and Thomas (FTWard) as we discuss the fantabulous fashion, action, music and characters in DCs latest film. We also talk about the issues surrounding the movie, the Harley Quinn animated series and the future of the DCEU (if that is still even a thing).

After Show @ 1:06:00

Credits:
Edited by Thomas (FTWard)

Fandom Entertainment, Charting With Dan Bird’s of Prey Video
Dan and Roth on Fandom Entertainment
Hollywood Already Did It

Music:

Barracuda
Written by Ann Wilson, Roger Fisher, Nancy Wilson, Michael Derosier
Performed by Heart

Woman
Written by Andrew Pearson, Kesha Sebert, Stephen Wrabel
Performed by @emmajayne

It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Written by James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome
Performed by Jurnee Smollett-Bell

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VoK 592: The Witcher (Netflix series) – Season 1



Toss a coin to your Vokers as we dig into the first season of Netflix’s original series, The Witcher. Enjoy this poorly hosted and arranged podcast, featuring long rambling explanations of the episodes and a variety of people talking over each other. But of course, come for the greatest lesson VoK can teach you, READ THE BOOKS!

Hosts: Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (drownedsnow), Zach (Alias), Matt (Varley), Dana (taindana), and Jock (munrojock2).

Lurker: Amber (amberrocks)

Credits:
Edited by Paul (SerDinnerRoll)

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VoK 591: Bow Batons aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 9)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts to pick up the second part of The Goblet of Fire. Join Marie (Nymeria), Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), Abby (DaceyMormont), and Zach (Alias) as they cover chapters 11-20 in the book.

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

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Harry Potter Theme (Metal)
Harry in Winter by Patrick Doyle

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VoK 589: The Mandalorian (Netflix series) – Season 1


Join your local covern of VoK hosts as we review the first season of Disney+’s original series, The Mandalorian. Hear such beloved topics such as, baby yoda, baby yoda, and even more baby yoda. Hosts: Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Dana (taindana), Zach (Alias), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), and Paul (SerDinnerRoll).

Credits:
Edited by Paul (SerDinnerRoll)

Music:
The Mandalorian Theme by Ludwig Göransson
Big Mandalorian Iron by Funk Turkey

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VoK 581: Video Game Roundtable – Best of 2010s Edition


The Vassals of Kingsgrave engage in a different sort of video game discussion this time around. Instead of evaluating the best games of 2019, they take a look at the entire catalog of games released over the past decade. Join Bing (Shoeshiner), Katie (Lady Griffin), Matt (Blu3arm0r), and Zach (Alias) as they share the games they each personally felt best defined the past 10 years in gaming for them.

This podcast contains spoilers for The Last of Us, Persona 5, the Batman Arkham series, and Gone Home.

9:50 – Telltale’s The Walking Dead
22:30 – Undertale
32:45 – The Last of Us
43:45 – Persona 5
58:15 – Gone Home
1:09:50 – The Witcher 3
1:20:20 – Batman Arkham Series
1:25:30 – Starcraft 2

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Music:
Witcher 3 – The Trail
Journey – Apotheosis

My Life of Starcraft by Day9

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VoK 578: A Little Hatred (by Joe Abercrombie)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave get their book reading game back on as they dive into the world of the First Law, created by Joe Abercrombie. Join Brett (White Raven), Greg (claudiusthefool), Alex (LuckyCharms), and Zach (Alias) as they talk about how they got into this series of fantasy novels, share why they enjoy them so much, and do an in-depth review of the most recently published book, A Little Hatred.

This podcast contains spoilers for all books in the First Law series. Spoilers for A Little Hatred begin at 27:50. 

Aftershow starts at 1:40:45

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

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You can purchase A Little Hatred, the earlier books in the First Law series, or any other book you want at Southhampton Sag Harbor Books

Art by Whichever Flower

VoK 571: Is Bill the Hottest? aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 8)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts to start reading the fourth book in the series, The Goblet of Fire. Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), Abby (DaceyMormont), and Zach (Alias) as they cover the first 10 chapters in the book.

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

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Harry Potter Theme (Metal)
Harry in Winter by Patrick Doyle

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VoK 560: Video Game Roundtable – Mid-2019 Edition



The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene for another video game discussion to talk about what we’ve been playing and some of the news coming out of the biggest video game event of the year, E3. Join Matt (blu3arm0r), Bing (Shoeshiner), Katie (Lady Griffin), Adam (drownedsnow), and Zach (Alias) as they talk recent favorites, look at what games they are anticipating in the coming months, and engage in an epic rant about the current state of the video game industry.

1:35 – What We’ve Been Playing
1:28:15 – What We’re Anticipating
1:55:00 – Discussion on BioWare and the State of the Video Game Industry
2:22:10 – Aftershow

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Persona 5 – Life Will Change
Red Dead Redemption 2 – That’s the Way It Is

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VoK 552: Marauder Madness aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 7)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts to conclude their re-read of the Prisoner of Azkaban. Join Marie (Nymeria), Small Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Abby (DaceyMormont), Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Paul (Pod’s Plight), and Zach (Alias) as they enjoy the usual laughs and jokes, but also engage in some serious discussion on some of the many complex characters this series has to offer.

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

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Harry Potter Theme (Metal)
Azkaban Soundtrack – 07 A Window to the Past

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VoK 548: Deadwood (HBO series) – Season 2



Please join (most of the) The Ambulators (Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Dana (taindana), Dermot (tomred) and Thomas (FTWard) ) as we discuss the second season of the HBO series Deadwood.

Before going completely off the rails we do discuss gender, race, class, technology, politics and religion as well as other important topics like Anzac desserts, turkey fucking and how best to spend our tax refunds. (Spoiler – https://southamptonsagharborbooks.com)

Aftershow @ 1:35

Credits:
Edited by FTWard

Intro:
Calling All Angels
Performed By: k.d. lang and Jane Siberry
Written By: Jane Siberry

Outro:
Froggie Went a Courtin’
Performed By: Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band
Written By: Unknown

Audio clips thanks to http://deadwoodchronicles.com/

@sepinwall Uproxx Deadwood Reviews/Commentary

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VoK 547: Video Game Roundtable – Music Edition



The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene for a different sort of video game roundtable. Instead of talking about favorite games, they come together to explore some of their most beloved pieces of video game music. Join Bing (Shoeshiner), Duncan (Valkyrist), Matt (blu3arm0r), Kevin (Gaiden), Zander (The Lord Baron), and Zach (Alias) as they talk about what video game music is all about and share the tracks that left a lasting impression behind.

9:25 – Zelda Block
27:45 – Civilization 4
35:20 – Resident Evil 4
42:00 – Final Fantasy Block
54:45 – Metroid Prime
1:01:40 – Witcher 3
1:06:00 – Dragon Age: Origins
1:12:40 – Mass Effect Block
1:24:20 – Dark Souls
1:31:10 – Undertale
1:36:40 – To The Moon
1:40:35 – Donkey Kong Country 2
1:47:20 – Pharaoh
1:49:30 – Streets of Rage

This podcast will contain spoilers for a lot of things, including the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the Mass Effect series, Metroid Prime, Donkey Kong Country 2, Dark Souls, and some badly contained spoilers for Final Fantasy 7.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Super Mario Bros Official Theme
Zelda Ocarina of Time – Hyrule Symphony
Zelda Ocarina of Time – Ganondorf’s Theme
Zelda Ocarina of Time – Great Fairy Fountain Theme 
Civilization 4 – Baba Yetu
Resident Evil 4 – Regenerator Theme
Final Fantasy 7 – Aerith’s Theme 
Final Fantasy 13 – The Promise
Metroid Prime Credits
The Witcher 3 – The Fields of Ard Skellig
Dragon Age Main Theme
Mass Effect 3 – An End Once and For All 
Mass Effect 2 – Suicide Mission
Dark Souls – Gwyn, Lord of Cinder 
Undertale – Hopes and Dreams 
To The Moon – For River
Donkey Kong Country 2 – Stickerbrush Symphony
Pharoah – Stha 
Streets of Rage – Boss Theme 
Transistor – Paper Boats

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VoK 536: Ice & Fire Con 2019 Recap



The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene to recap their experiences at the always wonderful Ice and Fire Con held at Dear Creek Lodge in Mt. Sterling, Ohio in the last weekend of April, 2019. Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Zach (Alias), Jon (eigenvectorjon), Duncan (Valkyrist), Adam (drownedsnow), Thomas aka Tomas (FTWard), Dan (Witless Chum), and Matt (blu3arm0r) as they talk about all the fun events held at the con, indulge in some Ohio bashing, and reflect on the many hangouts they enjoyed together.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Music: Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

Ice and Fire Con Website (including 2020 information)
Ice and Fire Con YouTube (where videos from the event will be posted)

The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource by BryndenBFish

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VoK 521: Harry’s Floating Head aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 6)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts to continue their never-ending read through of Prisoner of Azkaban. Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Marie (Nymeria), Matt (Varley), Michal (inkasrain), Big Paul (Pod’s Plight), Small Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Zander (The Lord Baron), and Zach (Alias) as they talk about magic cats, patronuses, and lots and lots of Quidditch. Stick around for the aftershow at 1 hour and 53 minutes for some Christopher Columbus bashing and Chicago vs. New York.

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

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Harry Potter Theme (Metal)
Azkaban Soundtrack – 07 A Window to the Past

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VoK 517: The Dragon Prince (Netflix series) – Season 1 & 2



Greetin’s fella humans! Join vassals Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Bina (bina007), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Sara (DrBlood), and Zach (Alias) as they review Netflix and Wonderstorm’s animated fantasy series, The Dragon Prince. The crew talks character and conflict, themes and theories, and debates glow-toad cuteness vs baby dragon adorability.

Come for the review, stay for the meditations on Radical Utilitarianism, Rawls Veil of Ignorance, and the persuasions of Satan in Milton’s Paradise Lost. #kidsshow

Featuring a Very Special Appearance by actual youth-child, BabyDrBlood!

Credits:
Edited by Michal (inkasrain)

‘The Dragon Prince’ season 2 ending is way more important than it seems by Michal

All music in this episode is from The Dragon Prince, Season 1 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) and The Dragon Prince, Season 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack), composed by Frederik Wiedmann and released by Lakeshore Records. Tracks used include:

The Dragon Prince – Main Title
End Credits / The Power to Change Everything
Brothers
The Jelly Tart Heist
Azymondias

Purchase or stream the complete soundtracks here:
Season 1
Season 2

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VoK 515: Fire & Blood ReRead (Part 1)




Join the vassals Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Sara (DrBlood), Nadia, Michal (inkasrain), Matt (blu3arm0r), Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin), David (davidhhh), and Varley as they delve into the monstrous amount of info gleaned from George RR Martin’s newest book, Fire and Blood. Put on your tinfoil hats and prep for some crazy theories and dry historical discussion as they move on through.

Credits:
Edited by Paul (SerDinnerRoll)

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VoK 509: Video Game Roundtable – 2018 Edition




The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene for another video game roundtable.  This time around Vassals Thomas (FTWard), Bing (shoeshiner), Matt (blu3arm0r), and Zach (Alias) gather to talk about some of their favorite video games in the year of 2018. They also share some of the biggest games they are anticipating in 2019.

0:15 – Introduction
23:50 – Kingdom Come: Deliverance
37:50 – Marvel’s Spider-Man
47:30 – Valkyria Chronicles 4
56:30 – BATTLETECH
1:05:30 – Celeste
1:11:40 – God of War (2018)
1:20:30 – Everything Else We Played
1:44:00 – Most Anticipated (and Unanticipated) Games of 2019

Credits:
Edited by Zach

Field of Hopes And Dreams – Deltarune OST
Kingdom Come Deliverance – Skalitz 1403
Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) OST – Spider-Man
Valkyria Chronicles 4 OST – Title Theme
BATTLETECH 02 – Restoration
Celeste Original Soundtrack – 02 – First Steps
God of War | God of War OST
Gris, Pt. 1

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