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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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VoK 508: Spider-Man – Into the Spider-Verse [2018] (Review)




Join Vassals Bina (Bina007), Michal (inkasrain), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Zach (Alias) as they geek out to the max about all the things they get right in the recent Sony Pictures animated feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Warning: this podcast will contain spoilers for Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This movie also contains imagery that may potentially trigger a seizure for anyone with photosensitive epilepsy. 

Credits and Notes:
Edited by Zach
Vince Staples – Home
Lil Wayne & Ty Dolla $ign – Scared of the Dark (feat. XXXTENTACION)
The Great Responsibility: Why Marvel has failed fans with ‘Spider-Man’ (opinion) by Marama Whyte
‘Into the Spider-Verse’s Peter B. Parker is the redeemed Spidey millennials need by Michal Schick

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VoK 483: Ice & Fire Con 2018 Recap




Hey, remember Ice and Fire Con? We finally got a podcast out about it. Get an inside look at what it’s like at this wonderful event as Vassals Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (blu3arm0r), Greg (claudiusthefool), Zach (Alias), Dan (Witless Chum), Thomas (FTWard), and Jon (eigenvectorjon) recap and share their experiences of Ice and Fire Con 2018.

Credits:
Edited by Alias
Music by Alpine Universe and DrumurBoy

Ice and Fire Con Links
Ice and Fire Con 2019 Tickets
Ice and Fire Con and Vassals of Kingsgrave Instagram pages for more pictures from the event
Westeros: An American Musical
The Rains of Castamere in Russian by Pasha
Mallory/Sanxrian’s Art
The Broken Man by Scad from Davos Fingers
The Floppy Fish by Tom o’Sevens
Ser Duncan the Tall vs Rohanne Webber Rap Battle

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VoK 479: Solo – A Star Wars Movie [2018] (Review #2)




Time for another job that only VoK can deliver. Shoddily and with rambling nerds. Join Zach (Alias), Zander (The Lord Baron), Matt (blu3arm0r), Jock (munrojock2) and Paul (SerDinnerRoll) as they look into this little gem of a movie and discuss not only its excellence as a film but also why it has been doing poorly in the box office.

This podcast will contain spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Credits:
Edited by SerDinnerRoll
Music by John Powell and John Williams

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​VoK 384: How Do Mandrakes F**k? aka The Great Harry Potter ReRead (Part 4)




The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts school to take a non-existent exam on the last nine chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This episode’s class is led by Michal (inkasrain), with a student body of Adam (drownedsnow), Nadia, Marie (Nymeria), Bing (shoeshiner), Kevin (Gaiden), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Zach (Alias), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Greg (claudiusthefool), and also, Paul (SerDinnerRoll).

Join the crew as they study bad accents, debate the merits of that asshole Gilderoy Lockheart, pen pointless haikus, take a seminar on body-shaming, and brew some really good shit in the bathroom.

And of course, when in doubt, they go to the library…. or their local independent bookstore.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series, ish.

Credits:
Edited by Michal (inkasrain)
Music by Mike Peoples and John Williams.

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This episode’s class is led by Michal (inkasrain), with a student body of Adam (drownedsnow), Nadia, Marie (Nymeria), Bing (shoeshiner), Kevin (Gaiden), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Zach (Alias), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Greg (claudiusthefool), and also, Paul (SerDinnerRoll).

VoK 382: Wonder Woman [2017] (Review)




The S3cr3t Book Club calls a sp3cial m33ting to r3vi3w Wond3r Woman f3aturing our v3ry own Howling Commandos rip offs – Michal (inkasrain), Shan3 (3astt3xasdir3wolf),
Kati3 (taindana), Scott (Skywaltz3r) and Thomas (FTWard).

FTWard mispronounc3s 3v3ryon3’s nam3- r3al and imagin3d, inkasrain tri3s to g3t to the bottom of wh3r3 th3 short n3rdy Amazons ar3, taindana giv3s a l3sson in Hyp3ractiv3 History,
Skywaltz3r onc3 again att3mpts to 3xplain the m3tric “syst3m” and 3astt3xasdir3wolf provid3s som3 much n33d3d p3rsp3ctiv3.

Credits:
Edited by Thomas (FTWard)
Music: Wonder Woman TV Series Intro written by Charles Fox
The Rake’s Progress featuring Dean and the Weenies and Mephiskapheles
Wonder Woman Theme written by Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL, Performed by Tina Guo

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​VoK 378: Ice & Fire Con 2017 Recap




All hail Satan Con! Join a huge bumper-crop of vassals including Michal (inkasrain), Alex (LuckyCharms), Greg (Claudiusthfool), Jasmine (jazzimen08), Kevin (kevwils83), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Jon (eigenvectorjon), Zach (Alias), Dan (witless chum), and Nancy (Dan’s Sister Who Doesn’t Have A Name On The Forums) as we recap (in slightly less than linear fashion) the marvelous madness of Ice & Fire Con 2017.

Learn the answers to burning questions like: Why would anyone go hiking ever? What’s a Secret Targaryen? Who ships Jonsa? How drunk were you, exactly? and Why should I come to Ice & Fire Con 2018?

The recording of this episode was Watched By Amber.

For more information, visit the Ice & Fire Con website.

Credits:
Edited by Michal (inkasrain)
Music: “You’re Welcome (for Game of Thrones)” by “D & D” by Tara and Brian

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