Category Archives: The Lord of the Rings

VoK 717 – Rings of Power s1e5 review – The Mithril MacGuffin


Join Alix (Aiwendil), Bina007, Brett (Whiteraven), Marie (Nymeria) and Matt (Varley) as they discuss the lovely singing of the proto-hobbits (4m); the likely identity of Adar (7m); the Mithril MacGuffin (21m); and Numenor spending a whole episode deciding to go to war (30m). Spoilers for the Silmarillion.

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VoK 714 – Rings of Power s1e4 review – Daddy Issues


Join Bina007, Marie (Nymeria), Matt (Varley) and Michael (Khal Wadege) as they discuss the motives of Elrond (3m) in Moria; the identity of Adar and whether its Theo or his sword that really matter in the Southlands (11m); and how far Miriel has agency in Numenor (17m).

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VoK 711 – Rings of Power s1e3


Join Alix (Aiwendil), Bina007, Eddie (Teddard), Jock (MunroJock2), Marie (Nymeria), Matt (Varley), Michal (Inkasrain) and Michael (Khal Wadege) as they discuss the hotness of Elendil, the stubbornness of Numenorians, the impatience of Galadriel, the selective compassion of Harfoots and the stupidity of Elf-cops. Spoilers for the Tolkienverse abound.

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VoK 707 – Rings of Power s1e1/2 – Can you hear the drums, Palando?


Join Amber(rocks), Bina007, Brett (White raven), Casey (Blue Eyed Queen), Eddie (Teddard), Greg (Claudius The Fool), Matt (Varley), Michal (Inkasrain) and Michael (Khal Wadege) as they discuss the first two episodes of Amazon’s new Rings of Power. Spoilers for all of Tolkien’s published works and adaptations thereof.

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VoK 650: LOTR Reread – Fellowship Part 4


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In this episode of the new reread of The Lord of the Rings, join Vassals Marie (Nymeria), Alix (Aiwendil), Zach (Alias), Matt (Varley) and Adam (drownedsnow) for chapters 6 through 10 of the Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2. We journey through Lothlorien and to the falls of Rauros, with many tangent discussions on Lembas, cherry tomatoes, and fantasy along the way.


Credits:
Edited by Marie

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VoK 641: LOTR Reread – Fellowship Part 3



In this episode of the new reread of The Lord of the Rings, join Vassals Marie (Nymeria), Alix (Aiwendil), Zach (Alias), and Adam (drownedsnow) for chapters 1 through 5 of the Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2. We convene for the Council of Elrond and head into Moria as the journey to destroy the Ring begins.


Credits:
Edited by Zach

Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

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VoK 636: LOTR Re-read – Fellowship part 2


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In this episode of the new reread of The Lord of the Rings, join us for chapters 7 through 12 of the Fellowship of the Ring. We meet Bombadil, Strider and Glorfindel as we travel to Bree, Weathertop and the ford to Rivendell.

Hosts: Alix (Aiwendil), Adam (drownedsnow), Zach (Alias), Marie (Nymeria)

Credits:
Edited by Nymeria

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VoK 622: LOTR – The Fellowship of the Ring part 1


The Vassals of Kingsgrave once again explore Middle Earth in this new reread of The Lord of the Rings. Join us for the first 6 chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring, following the hobbits from Bag Eng to the Old Forest.

Hosts: Alix (Aiwendil), Tanja (scilens), Zach (Alias), Marie (Nymeria)

Credits:
Edited by Marie (Nymeria)
Check out the Alliance of Arda for discussions about race, sexuality, gender identity, and disability through Tolkien and his works.

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VoK 617 – Return of the King Extended Edition Fan Rewatch Part 2


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The Vassals finally head Into The West with the final part of their Return of the King Extended Edition rewatch. This part begins at the Muster of Rohan, 1hr49m into the film. Learn how the movie did Gandalf and Faramir AND Aragorn dirty, but that the absence of the Scouring of the Shire isn’t actually a problem.

Hosts: Bina007, Adam/DrownedSnow, Matt/Varley, Marie/Nymeria, Alias/Zach and O.G of the M.E. Peter/Shellfish.

Spoilers for all things Tolkien duh.

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VoK 616 – Return Of The King Extended Edition Fan Rewatch Part 1


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The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began. Join the Vassals on their rewatch of the Extended Edition of The Return of the King. As the film is so long, they watch the pre-amble to the final battle, and leave as Gimli enters the Paths of the Dead (to the end of scene 33) and just before The Muster of Rohan.

Hosts: Bina007, Adam/DrownedSnow, Nadia, Matt/Varley, Alias/Zach and O.G of the M.E. Peter/Shellfish.

Spoilers for all things Tolkien duh.

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VOK 614: Two Towers EE Fan Watch


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Following on from our LOTR AltHistory discussion, the ReRead crew get together to watch the Extended Edition of The Two Towers. They ramble chat and occasionally offer insights into why Faramir is dreamy.

Hosts: Bina007, Adam/DrownedSnow, Nadia, Matt/Varley, Marie/Nymeria, MunroJock2 and O.G of the M.E. Peter/Shellfish.

Spoilers for all things Tolkien duh.

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VOK 613: The Fellowship Of The Ring Fan Watch


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Following on from our LOTR AltHistory discussion, the ReRead crew get together to watch the Extended Edition of Fellowship of the Ring. They ramble chat and occasionally offer insights on why Boromir is the most under-rated character in LOTR.

Hosts: Bina007, Adam/DrownedSnow, Nadia, Matt/Varley, Paul/Ser Dinner Roll and O.G of the M.E. Peter/Shellfish.

Spoilers for all things Tolkien duh.

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VOK 612: LOTR ReRead Reunion – Counterfactual History


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Many of us are comfort-reading LOTR right now, so Bina007 decided to gather up the Vassals who hosted the LOTR re-read back in 2013 to discuss what would have happened if Faramir had attended the Council of Elrond rather than Boromir; if Sauron had never found the Ring; if Theoden hadn’t helped Gondor; what if Sauron won; and what if Saruman never went bad.

Thanks to Matt’s Air Con and Paul playing LOTR online this isn’t the cleanest of audio files but we thought The Listener would still like to hear OG Vassals Shellfish, Nadia and EastTexasDirewolf back on the airwaves.  Quotidian hosts include Matt/Varley, Bina, Brett/Whiteraven, Adam/Drownedsnow and Paul/SerDinnerRoll.

Spoilers for all things Tolkien duh.

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VoK 420: The Hobbit ReRead (Part 2)



In honor of the 80th anniversary of “The Hobbit” the Vassals blaze their way through the second half of J.R.R Tolkien’s first visit to Middle Earth. The tale grew in the telling and was nearly extended to 3 episodes but we wisely managed to keep it at 2.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), Nadia, and Paul (SerDinneRoll).

This was was actually recorded around the same time as part 1, which you can find below.
[Part 1]

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works of J.R.R. Tolkien as well as George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.
Editor: Adam

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VoK 414: The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring [2001] (DVD Commentary)



It’s the podcast everyone’s been waiting for…

Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen) as she watches Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time, along with Lord of the Rings experts: Zach (Alias), Paul (Serdinnerroll), and Alex (LuckyCharms)! They discuss first impressions, music, New Zealand, Grime Con 2016, and maybe a little bit of LOTR.

Warning: contains spoilers for the Fellowship of the Ring and maybe the other LOTR movies/books I’m not really sure…

Credits:
Edited by Casey (blue-eyed-queen)
Music credit: Kevin MacLeod ~ Achaidh Cheide

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VoK 328: Tolkien Trivia (Vol.2) – Don’t Be a Gorbag!


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Join the Vassals for Round 2 (of 100?) of the fun and fact-filled Tolkien Trivia Night!  Contestants Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), Shane (Easttexasdirewolf), Alex (LuckyCharms) & Paul (SerDinnerRoll) vie for dominance with scorekeeper & rules enforcer Nadia and host and reigning champion Greg (claudiusthefool).

Join us for a future Tolkien Trivia Night on the Podcast of Ice & Fire Forums

Edited by Greg

Intro music: Ren & Stimpy Big Show Theme
Aftershow Interlude: The Lords of the Rhymes

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VoK 326: The Hobbit ReRead (Part 1)


Join Vassals Matt (Varley), Drew (Wargasm), Nadia, and Adam (drownedsnow) on the first of a two-part re-read through J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” where everything goes entirely according to plan.
The aftershow begins at 1:17:33.

This episode features spoilers for all published works of J. R. R. Tolkien and probably George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well.

Editor: Adam

Picture credit: Gandalf at Bag End by John Howe.
Music Credit: Hero’s Theme by Twin Musicom, Evil March by Kevin MacLeod

 

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VoK 324: Tolkien Trivia (Vol.1)


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Listen in as Vassals try their hand at some trivia to see who will be come the Lord of the Rings!

This will (hopefully) become a regular thing, so let it be known if you’d like to join future Tolkien (or any other ) trivia VOKs!

Hosts: Paul (SerDinnerRoll) Alex (Lucky Charms), Matt (Varley), Nadia (Nadia), Greg (claudiusthefool), Adam (Drownedsnow) & Amber (Amberrocks)

Edited by Paul

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VoK 258: The Silmarillion ReRead (Part 9) – Of the Third Age and the Rings of Power


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave conclude their Silmarillion re-read series with Part 9 in which we cover the final section of The Silmarillion, “Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age”.  Join Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Shane (Easttexasdirewolf) & lurker extraordinaire Amber (Amberrocks) as we cover thousands of years of history in 50 minutes.

We tackle the tough questions:
– Was Sauron truly redeemable?
– How much power did Sauron wield through the Rings of Power?
– What happens to all those beautiful ships that sail to Valinor on their one-way voyage?
– How long do you roll your “r”s when pronouncing Saurrrrrrron?

Edited by Greg

Episode Art: “Sauron Forging the One Ring” by Ted Nasmith

Audiobook clips are from “The Silmarillion: Unabridged” by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Martin Shaw, copyright 1998 by Random House Audio.

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VoK 251: The Silmarillion ReRead (Part 8) – Akallabeth


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Join hosts Brett (Whitehaven), Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Matthieu (Beric175) & Shane (Easttexasdirewolf) as they retell the story of the fall of Numenor.

Edited by Bina007

Episode Art: “The Fall of Numenor” by Darrell Sweet.

Song: Akallabeth by Iggy Metall and Samwise the Brave by Howard Shore, available to purchase on iTunes and other  services.

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