Category Archives: History

VOK 557: RainbowCast – Pride Month


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Join QueenJames, Lady Griffin, and Davidhhh for a RainbowCast discussion on pride month. Lady Griffin brought us the story of the Upstairs Lounge Fire of 1973, QueenJames discusses the Stonewall Riots and Marth P. Johnson, and David shares some exciting stories from his activist days in ActUp.

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VoK 553: Chernobyl (HBO miniseries)


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The vassals discuss the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries Chernobyl, depicting the 1986 nuclear reactor disaster.

Hosts – Bina007, Adam/Drownedsnow, Jock/MunroJock2, Thomas/FTWard, Steven/SJLee, and Matt/Varley.

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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 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 507: The Vollop #4 – Baroness Trumpington


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Join Bina007 as she vollops Michal, Casey, Amber, Matt and Jock about Baroness Trumpington – the posh girl who worked at Bletchley, ended up on the front bench of government, and is most famous for flicking a V-sign in the House of Lords.

Music credit – Noel Coward – Twentieth Century Blues and Calvin Harris – It Was Acceptable In The 80s.

Book recommendations – Coming Up Trumps by Jean Trumpington and The Romanoffs by Simon Sebag Montefiore.

Aftershow begins at 44m.

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VoK 498: The Vollop #4 – Operation Pimlico


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Join Bina007 as she vollops Varley and It Rhymes With Sleek / Jack about the most successful Soviet spy ever to work for the West – Oleg Gordievsky. Active in the 1970s and 1980s, Oleg was simultaneously briefing Reagan, Thatcher and Gorbachev and may have prevented all-out war during Abel Archer 83.  Best of all, he was the subject of a thrilling exfiltration from Soviet Russia.  The after show begins at 1hr 20m.

Music credit – Alpine Universe & Paul McCartney

Picture credit – as shown

Book recommendation – The Traitor and the Spy by Ben McIntyre

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VoK 453: Movie Roundtable (Vol.4) – Australian Edition



The Vassals venture from the Outback to the dancefloor to the suburban sprawl in search of the cinematic heart of Australia. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (Taindana), and David (davidhhh) as they discuss some of their favourite Australian films and mull over the state of the industry.

01:24 – Australian Cinema
22:19 – Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971)
55:20 – The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, 1994)
1:25:26 – Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, 1992)
1:44:17 – The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014)

Warning: Contains #SPOILERS# for all four films

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio clips owned by NLT Productions, PolyGram, M&A Productions and Causeway Films

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