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VoK 687: Video Game Hall of Fame #1



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to the video game world with a new format for discussion inspired by the Easy Allies YouTube channel. Join Zach (Alias), Bing (Shoeshiner), Matt (blu3arm0r), Katie (Lady Griffin), Alex (LuckyCharms), Jock (munrojock2), Peter (Shellfish), and Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall) as they each nominate a game they hope will be inducted into the newly created VOK Video Game Hall of Fame.

3:20 — Civilization 5
11:55 — Barbie Riding Club for Windows 98
22:40 —The Outer Wilds
39:40 — Resident Evil 4
55:50 — Ghost of Tsushima
1:17:00 — Bioshock
1:25:40 — World of Warcraft
1:41:10 — Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
1:53:10 —Voting
2:02:10 — Aftershow

Credits:
Edited by Zach/Alias

Format inspired by the Easy Allies Hall of Greats

Music:
World of Warcraft – Seasons of War
Outer Wilds – End Times

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VoK 686: Elden Ring (Review)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to the video game world to discuss one of the biggest releases of 2022, Elden Ring. Join Zach (Alias) and Matt (blu3arm0r) as they talk everything they enjoyed from this expansive game.

Credits:
Edited by Zach/Alias

ZeroLenny Youtube Channel

Music:
Elden Ring – Main Theme
Elden Ring – The Final Battle

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VoK 685: The Movie Passport #5 – Nepali Cinema


Namaste! Welcome to The Movie Passport, a podcast series about world cinema. In this episode, Duncan (Valkyrist), Pukar (raptureatlas) and Tanja (scilens) travel to the country of Nepal to discuss the following films:

9:01 – White Sun / Seto Surya (Deepak Rauniyar, 2016)
40:53 – Soongava: Dance of the Orchids / Soongava (Subarna Thapa, 2012)
1:20:43 – Sherpa (Jennifer Peedom, 2015)

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VOK 684: Song of Achilles


Sing, Vassals, of Achilles’ rage! Kat/kitkathistory24601, Sara/DrBlood, Katie/deadleavesinmyhand, and Jock/munrojock2 gather to talk about Madeline Miller’s novel, The Song of Achilles.

(Note: We lost the first 25 minutes of the podcast and had to rerecord them. Apologies for any editorial inconsistencies.)

Credits:
Edited by Peter/Shellfish
Image by artswade

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VoK 683 – Yellowjackets S1


Join Bina, Matt and Thomas as they discuss the first season of the hit mystery-thiller TV show Yellowjackets, airing on Showtime. The aftershow starts at 42m. Twin Peaks spoiler at 48m.

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VoK 682: The Witcher (Netflix series) – Season 2


We’ve read the books, we’ve played the video games, and now we push onward into season 2 of Netflix’s “The Witcher” series. So toss a coin to your Witcher and listen as we figure what we liked, and didn’t like, about the direction of the Netflix adaptation.

Potential major spoilers from the The Witcher book series in the aftershow.

Hosts: Bina (Bina007), Michal (Inkasrain), Bing (Shoeshiner), David (davidhhh), and Adam (drownedsnow)

Edited by Adam

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VOK 681: Arcane


The vassals discuss and review Netflix’s hit animated show Arcane.

Friedrich Engels can come and fuck me up.

Hosts:

Peter/Shellfish
Abby/Daceymormont
Zach/Alias
Alex/LuckyCharms
Katie/LadyGriffin
Dana/Taindana
David/davidhhh
Matt/Blu3armor

Credits:
Edited by Peter/Shellfish

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VoK 680: The Prolific Works of George R. R. Martin (Ice & Fire Con 2021 Panel)


Decades before Martin began writing A Song of Ice and Fire, he was already an award-winning writer who had published a variety of science fiction, horror, and fantasy stories. In this panel, Amin and Duncan (Valkyrist) survey Martin’s other notable works, looking for connections to ASOIAF and discussing his overall development as a writer and his philosophy toward writing.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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Links:
George R. R. Martin’s “Thousand Worlds” Wiki

VOK 679: 2021 Video Game Discussion



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to the video game world to discuss some games they enjoyed playing in 2021 (even if not all those games came out then). Join Zach (Alias), Bing (Shoeshiner), Matt (blu3arm0r), Katie (Lady Griffin), and Zander (The Lord Baron) as they talk the year 2021 in gaming with all its highs and lows.

11:05 — Hades
18:55 — Return of the Obra Dinn
26:00 — Kingdom Come: Deliverance
33:20 — Resident Evil Village
44:25 — Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
53:55 — Persona 5 Strikers
1:02:30 — Humankind
1:07:30 — Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
1:09:00 — Guardians of the Galaxy
1:10:55 — NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139
1:21:55 — Most Anticipated Games of 2022

Credits:
Edited by Zach/Alias

Music:
Persona 5 Strikers: You Are Stronger
NieR Replicant: Kaine Salvation

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VOK 678: The Wisdom of Crowds (by Joe Abercrombie)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave dive back into the world of the First Law, created by Joe Abercrombie. Join Brett (White Raven), Greg (claudiusthefool), Alex (LuckyCharms), and Zach (Alias) as they review and discuss the final book in the Age of Madness trilogy, The Wisdom of Crowds.

Credits:
Edited by Zach/Alias

Music: Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

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VoK 677: Creature Chat – Ghosts


Is this the night the hand comes out?

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Sara/DrBlood
Matt/Varley
Kat/kitkathistory24601
Adam/drownedsnow
Michal/inkasrain
Zander/TheLordBaron
Jock/munrojock2

Credits:
Edited by Peter/Shellfish

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VoK 676: Halloween Kills (Review)


Join Kevin/KevinPendragon (Discord) and Glen/Dagos_Rivers (Discord/Podcast of Ice and Fire Forums) as they discuss Halloween Kills. A movie that more than lives up to its name if not its predecessor.

Credits:
Edited by Kevin

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VOK 675 – Mystic Shenanigans – Dune Book 1 Discussion


Join Bina, Patrick, Kat and Hannah as they discuss the the first book of Frank Herbert’s Dune series.

We discuss Patrick’s viewing of the new film; Paul as an elf; the gender of Kynes; Alia as a Star Trek alien; Fremen vs Mereen; the tenuous position of Chani; the lack of nuance with the “bad guys”; the Fenrings as Lannisters; and the Bene Gesserit’s mystic shenanigans.

No spoilers for later books.

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VOK 674 – Lynch’s Dune DVD Commentary


Join Bina, Patrick, and Kat as they watch the notorious commercial flop but iconically designed David Lynch version of Dune.

Spoilers for book one of the Dune series.

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VoK 673: The Movie Passport #4 – Polish Cinema


Dobry dzień! Welcome to The Movie Passport, a podcast series about world cinema. In this episode, Duncan (Valkyrist), Alex (Lucky Charms), Bina (Bina007) and Matt (Blu3arm05) travel to the country of Poland to discuss the following films:

9:13 – Sewer / Kanal (Andrzej Wajda, 1957)
28:00 – Cold War / Zimna Wojna (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018)
40:31 – The Painted Bird / Nabarvené Ptáče (Václav Marhoul, 2019)
1:04:55 – The Day of the Wacko / Dzień Świra (Marek Koterski, 2002)

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 672: Creature Chat – Zombies



Just a Saturday morning chat about walking corpses.

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Sara/DrBlood
Abby/Daceymormont
Zach/Alias
Matt/Varley
Duncan/Valkyrist
Kat/kitkathistory24601

Credits:
Edited by Peter/Shellfish

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VoK 671: Comic-Con 2021 Panel – Podcasting 101


The Vassals host their first ever San Diego Comic-Con panel. Join Amin, Duncan (Valkyrist), Zach (Alias), Michal (inkasrain), and Nick for a discussion about how to create your own podcast, including tips on moderating, recording, editing and promoting.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VOK 670 – Dune – Book 1 Discussion


Join Bina, Patrick, Jock, Kat, Hannah and Zach as they discuss the first book of the first book of Frank Herbert’s Dune series. The Atreides family move to Arrakis in a planet-swap with their enemies, the Harkonnens, and we get our first look at the infamous sandworms. We discuss how we came to the book; the role of the Bene Gesserit; the nature of Paul as a hero; and the various centres of power in the Dune universe.

No spoilers for later books.

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VoK 669: The Movie Passport #3 – Argentine Cinema


Hola! Welcome to The Movie Passport, a new podcast series about world cinema. In this episode, Duncan (Valkyrist), Tanja (Scilens), Bina (Bina007) and Pukar (raptureatlas) travel to the country of Argentina to discuss the following films:

6:12 – The Secret in their Eyes / El Secreto de sus Ojos (Juan José Campanella, 2009)
27:49 – Lion’s Den / Leonera (Pablo Trapero, 2008)
50:44 – Wild Tales / Relatos Salvajes (Damián Szifron, 2014)

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VOK 668: What We Do in the Shadows



The Vassals review and discuss the What We Do in the Shadows series and film. Bat!

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Zander/TheLordBaron
Sara/DrBlood
Abby/daceymormont
Jock/munrojock2
Tanja/scilens

Credits:
Edited by Peter/Shellfish

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