Category Archives: History

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 #5 – 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 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 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 493: Mindhunter (Netflix series) – Season 1


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Join the psycho sickos Thomas, Dana, Bina, Hannah, and Varley as they do a deep dive into the first season of the Netflix series Mindhunter. This podcast reviews the series and takes a deeper look into the killers featured in it. The sickos will discuss dark and disturbing issues that may not be suitable for everyone. With that in mind enjoy the long awaited, poorly edited (by Varley) podcast as an early Halloween gift.

Music credit – Mindhunter theme by Jason Hill.

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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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VoK 449: The Vollop #3 – Andrew Cunanan


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Join the Vassals of Kingsgrave as they continue their homage to the awesome podcast “The Dollop” with the third installment of The Vollop! Bina007 tells Varley mo Varley and podcast lurker Munrojock2 the sorry tale of Andrew Cunanan and the killing spree that culminated in the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace in 1997.

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VoK 443: Wormwood (Netflix miniseries)


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Join Bina007, Matt/Varley, Thomas/FTward and Jock/MunroJock2 as they have a spoiler-filled discussion of Netflix’s docu-drama series Wormwood, released in December 2017. Directed by Oscar winning documentarian Errol Morris, the series investigates the apparent suicide of the bacteriologist Frank Olson in 1953, and posits the theory that the CIA assassinated him because he was a security risk.

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VoK 441: The Crown (Netflix series) – Season 2




The Vassals of Kingsgrave gather for their first podcast of 2018, covering the second season of Netflix’s The Crown, created by Peter Morgan and starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, and Vanessa Kirby.

Join Peter (petyrslaylish15), Marie (Nymeria), Jock (munrojock2), Zach (Alias), and Matt (Varley) as they talk favorite characters, moments, and do their best to try to suss out all the historical parallels in this spanning series. Tune in at 1:12:00 where Bina (Bina007) shares her thoughts on season 2.

This podcast will contain spoilers for The Crown Season 1 and 2.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

The Crown Opening by Hans Zimmer
We Shall Go To War by Rupert Gregson-Williams & Lorne Balfe

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VoK 437: The JFK Assassination (Part 1) – Dallas 11/22/63 and Lee Harvey Oswald


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Please join Bina (Bina007), Matt (Varley), Jock (MunroJock2) and Thomas (FTWard) as we begin discussing the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  We explore the context and events of Dallas November 22 1963, the short life of Lee Harvey Oswald, our own personal theories and say allegedly often while making air quotes.

As this is Part 1, we would very much welcome your feedback and participation in this ongoing discussion.

Edited by: FTWard

Photo – Handbill circulated by Robert Surrey, an aide to General Edwin A. Walker, in Dallas November 1963.

After Show begins at 1:41:00

Intro Audio – WFAA TV Dallas

Outro Music – “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead” written by Andy Partridge
Performed by Crash Test Dummies featuring Ellen Reid

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VoK 432: The O. J. Simpson Murder Case


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With slightly quixotic timing, Bina007 and Julia/NoTrueLady discuss their reactions to the 1995 criminal trial of OJ Simpson for the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.  We also discuss the recent TV series American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson and the Oscar winning documentary OJ: Made In America.

Music credit – The People vs OJ Simpson

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VoK 427: Halloween Spooktacular


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*Some temporary sound issues at the start of the podcast*
Halloween, 3-hour, edition of VoK, crammed pack of many hosts, discussions and stories.

Part 1:

Hannah (Shadow_ baby) is joined by Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (DrownedSnow) and Jock (MunroJock2) to discuss Halloween memories, favourite movies, and favourite costumes.  Also included is a Scottish poem, read by Jock.

Part 2:
Krakencast contribute with their memories and opinions of the Halloween cultutre. Duncan (Valkyrist) , Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (taindana) and David (davidhhh)

Part 3:

Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Matt (Varley) and Brett (White Raven) join in for the roundtable of scary stories.

Credits:
Edited by Shadow_ baby

Duration:
03:20:57

References:
Theme from Psycho (1960)
Theme from Halloween (1978)
Theme from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Thriller – Michael Jackson
The Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
Grim Grinning Ghosts – Disneyland Park Soundtrack
A Nightmare on my Street – The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff

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VoK 419: Serial Killer Roundtable


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Warm up for Halloween with the Sicko Serial Killer aficionados Matt/Varley, Bina007, and Thomas/FTWard, as they discuss The Werewolf of Bedburg, George Chapman and The Somerton Man/Tamam Shud respectively. We apologise in advance for any inappropriate levity. We had a bunch of fun and we hope you do too!

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VoK 383: Anne with an E (CBC/Netflix series)


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Join the kindred spirits – Bina007, Nadia, Nymeria/Marie, Shadowbaby/Hannah and Ser Patrick The Tall – for a spoiler- and puffed-sleeve filled discussion of the new Netflix adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novel Anne of Green Gables.

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VOK 380: The Vollop #2 – The U.S. Election of 1876


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Join the Vassals of Kingsgrave as they continue their homage to the awesome podcast “The Dollop” with the second installment of The Vollop!

Hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Bina (Bina007) & Casey (BlueEyedQueen) discuss the absurdity of the U.S. Presidential Election of 1876 as well as the parallels to the current state of American politics.

Edited by Greg.

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VoK 375: Harlots (ITV series) – Season 1


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Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by Bina (Bina007) and new host Katie (Taindana) to discuss the highly rated, but little watched, drama ‘Harlots’ (ITV Encore).

Also discussed:
-Eurovision.
-Future podcasts.
-‘Keepers’ and their advantages.

Duration: 00:56:18

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References (Courtesy of Katie):

A Study of Criminal Subcultures in Eighteenth-Century England by Rictor Norton

Some Thoughts on . . . The History of the Word “Prostitute”

    http://rictornorton.co.uk

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VoK 362: The World of Ice and Fire – Talking Targaryens (Part 3)


targcastlargerWelcome to the third instalment of our Talking Targaryens series and the reason why many of the participants have been sporting the same forum picture. The now actually annual podcast will cover the World of Ice and Fire book’s Targaryen section from Baelor first of his name to Daeron the second. Our cast is comprised of Patrick the Conqueror, Hannah the Blessed, Nadia the Cruel, Adam the Unworthy, Tanja the Good and Paul the Small.

The Hosts:
Paul (Ser Dinner Roll)
Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall)
Adam (drownedsnow)
Tanja (scilens)
Hannah (shadowbaby)
Nadia

Baelon the 1st : 0:02:56

Viserys 2nd : 0:48:17

Aegon the 4th: 1:16:41

Daeron 2nd: 1:47:52

Aftershow : 2:14:10

Patrick (The Tall) – Editor

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VoK 361: The Vollop #1


nintchdbpict0002833939701You’re listening to The Vollop – Vassals of Kingsgrave’s homage to The Dollop, in which Bina007 reads a true story to her friends ClaudiusTheFool/Greg and Matt/Varley who have no idea what the topic is going to be about.

Music credit: Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start The Fire

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VoK 352: The Crown (Netflix series) – Season 1


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Join the Vassals as they discuss the first series of Netflix’s big budget British historical drama The Crown.

Reigning monarch and editor: PetyrSlaylish15.
Hosts: Varley, Blue-Eyed Queen, Alias, Shadowbaby and Nymeria.
Random drunken podcrasher: Bina007.
Audio excerpt and photo courtesy of Netflix.

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VoK 327: Movie Roundtable (Vol.3) – War Edition


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War… what is it good for? The Vassals take up arms in defense of their favorite war movies. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Bina (Bina007), Zach (Alias), Thomas (FTWard), and Matt (Varley) as they grapple with the slippery definitions, prevailing themes, provocative images, and moral ambiguities of the war genre.

10:10 – Waterloo (Sergei Bondarchuk, 1970)
34:08 – The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
57:45 – Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, 2007)
1:19:23 – First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)

Warning: Contains #SPOILERS# for all four films

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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