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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 602: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (Netflix miniseries)



While isolating at home the Vassals have been pulled into the vortex that is Netflix’s “Tiger King”. We examine what this miniseries showed us, what it didn’t show us, and if anyone involved will be profiting from this show for very long?

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Kevin (creep nuncle keving), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Jock (Munrojock2), Saad (saad164), and Casey (blue-eyed-queen)

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VoK 599: COVID-19 Cast



Vassals from all around the world conduct a gathering of more than 10 people as we discuss how the global Coronavirus pandemic is affecting our countries, our cities, and our lives. Grab your drink of choice and stay safe with us for a couple of hours.

Hosts: Abby (Daceymormont), Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Dana (Taindana), David (davidhhh), Jock (Munrojock2), Marie (Nymeria), Michael (Khal Wadege), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Tanja (Scilens), and Michal (inkasrain)

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VoK 592: The Witcher (Netflix series) – Season 1



Toss a coin to your Vokers as we dig into the first season of Netflix’s original series, The Witcher. Enjoy this poorly hosted and arranged podcast, featuring long rambling explanations of the episodes and a variety of people talking over each other. But of course, come for the greatest lesson VoK can teach you, READ THE BOOKS!

Hosts: Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (drownedsnow), Zach (Alias), Matt (Varley), Dana (taindana), and Jock (munrojock2).

Lurker: Amber (amberrocks)

Credits:
Edited by Paul (SerDinnerRoll)

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VoK 585: Watchmen (HBO miniseries) – Retrospective


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No, Miss Crookshanks! It’s only just begun!

Welcome to the VOK review of maybe the only ever season of the TV show, Watchmen. (We reviewed episodes 1-3 in VOK 576).

Your hosts are Adam (drownedsnow), Amber (amberrocks), Jock (Munrojock2), Matt (blu3arm0r), Michael (Mordion) and Thomas (FTWard). There’s an aftershow at 1hr 24m in which Bina007 and DavidHHH share their thoughts on the season with a little counter-point from Mordion.

Editor: FTWard.

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VoK 584: Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker [2019] (Review)



VoK makes the jump to lightspeed and ends up long, long ago in a galaxy far far away to bring you our feelings on the “end” of the Skywalker Saga. How does Episode IX measure up as a Star Wars movie?

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Kevin (Gaiden), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Duncan (Valkyrist), Katie (Lady Griffin), and Amber (amberrocks).

Spoilers: The entire Star Wars movie universe and some of the EU/Legends material.

Editor: Adam

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VoK 534: Avengers – Endgame [2019] (Review)



11 years of Marvel Cinematic history come to an end with Avengers: Endgame and VoK goes along for the ride. We discuss Endgame, our expectations going in, where we think the MCU is going, and how much these characters have meant to us. Also, is Hulk a hottie?

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Amber (amberrocks), and Paul(SerDinnerRoll)

Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame and potentially anything the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Editor: Adam

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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 472: Chinchilla-Dick and the Scuttlebutts aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 71)


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Join OG Vassals – Bina007, Brett/Whiteraven, Hashtag Greg/ClaudiusTheFool, Matt/Varley and Podcast Lurker Amberrocks – as well as the delightful new Podcast host QueenJames  – as they continue VOK’s epic linear re-read. In this episode we cover Dany 3 from A Dance With Dragons, wherein Ducksauce Declares War; Davos 2 from Dance, in which he reaches White Harbor; and Jaime 2 from Feast in which all the Tyrells have left. These events take place on the 25th and 27th of February 300 AL.  Also please be warned that this episode is smuttier than usual.

The podcast contains spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF but not for Game of Thrones.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read is will be hosted by Sarah/LADY WEAVER and will cover Arya 1 (AFFC), Tyrion 3 (ADWD), and Sam 2 (AFFC).

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VoK 470: Solo – A Star Wars Movie [2018] (Review)


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In this FlashVoK a hastily assembled crew of over-excited Vassals gather to give a spoiler filled review of the latest Star Wars movie. A longer more thoughtful VOK response may be forthcoming when more members of the community have seen the film.

Hosts – Amberrocks, Bina007, Varley and Tye/Enigmas.

Picture credit – Disney

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VoK 464: Westworld – “Journey into Night” & “Reunion” (S02E01-02 Review)


Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. Hostcast chooses to see the beauty. To believe there is an order to our days. A purpose.

Hosts: Adam (Drownedsnow), Bina (Bina007), Marie (Nymeria), and Jock (Munrojock2)

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VoK 458: The Worst Chapter in Feast aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 65)


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Join Bina007, Paul/SerDinnerRoll, Adam/DrownedSnow, Michal/Inkasrain, Matt/Varley, Leigh/ChaoticNeutral and podcast lurker Amberrocks as they discuss Brienne 2, Arys 1 or The Soiled Knight, and Cersei 2 from A Feast For Crows. These events take place on the 11th and 12th Feb 300 AL.

Beware! This podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in the A Song Of Ice and Fire series. It does not spoil the show.

The after show begins at 1hr 22m.

Music – Alpine Universe
Artwork – HBO

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VoK 456: Snow Day aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 63)


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The Vassals complete their reread of A Storm Of Swords, with four chapters –  Sam 4, Jon 11, Sam 5, and Jon 12 – that see the election of the new Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. These events take place on the 9th and 10th February 300 AL.

Your hosts are Bina007; the OG VOK Curator Glen/Dagos Rivers; the legendary Hashtag Greg aka ClaudiusTheFool; Varley Mo Varley/Matt; Ser Patrick The Tall and Podcast Lurker, Amberrocks!

Beware! This podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in the A Song Of Ice and Fire series including very briefly TWOW preview chapters. It does not spoil the show.

Music – Alpine Universe
Artwork – HBO

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VoK 439: Star Wars – The Last Jedi [2017] (Review)



Join VoK for a spoiler-filed discussion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Did you love this movie? Hate it? Can’t decide? Tell us what you think. It’s certainly been a hot topic this past week.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Michal (inkasrain), Katie (Lady Griffin), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Duncan (Valkyrist), Amber (Amberrocks), Bina (Bina007), and Hannah (Shadowbaby).

Edited by Adam

Bina aftershow at 2:20:00

Actual aftershow 2:51:00

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VoK 438: Hashtag FlipFloppety aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 57)


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In this episode we cover Tyrion 10, Jon 8 and Jaime 9 from A Storm of Swords, which take place between January 14th and 20th 300 AL, and include the epic duel between the Mountain and the Viper, Mance attacking the Wall and Jaime sending Brienne to find Sansa.

Your podcast hosts are Amber/Amberrocks, Bina007, Brett/Whiteraven, Matt/Varley, Patrick/SerPatrickTheTall and Steven/SJLee. The Aftershow begins at 1hr 17m.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read is Dany 2 ADWD, The Captain Of The Guards, AFFC, and Jon 9 from ASOS – an episode with chapters from THREE BOOKS!! It will be hosted by Marie/Nymeria.

Spoiler warning – the night is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in the A Song Of Ice and Fire series but not for HBO’s Game Of Thrones.

Music credit – Alpine Universe and Monty Python.

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VoK 422: Peep Show (Channel 4 series) – Seasons 1-4


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Discussion of the Cherished Channel 4 Hit ‘Britcom’ Peep Show. The Crew discuss series 1 – 4 of the comedy, starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

The Crew:

Hannah (shadow_baby)
Bina (bina007)
Noah (pops88)
Drew (wargasm)
Adam (DrownedSnow)
Stuart (Firenzed)
Amber (Amberrocks)

Guests: Little lordlings Lincoln (Adam’s son) & Layton  (Hannah’s son).

Credits:
Edited by Shadow_ baby

Music credits: “Pip Pop Plop” by Daniel Pemberton & ” Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger

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VoK 417: Dragoncast – “The Dragon and the Wolf” (S07E07 Review)



Dragoncast closes the season out with a long discussion of this very long episode. We also have some bonus trivia in the aftershow and we discuss Greg’s use of chains in his bookstore.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (White Raven), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (Varley), Alexi (Czar Alexi), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Amber (amberrocks), and Greg (claudiusthefool).

After show and trivia start at 2:17:00. Honestly, you probably just want to skip to that.

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Editor: Adam *edited while watching Ballers*

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VoK 411: LaLaLandMoot! aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 49)


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The ladies of VOK who recently met in Los Angeles for Mexican food and nerdy goodness – Bina007, Amberrocks, Shadowbaby/Hannah and Sara/DrBlood – reunite for the latest episode of the reread. They are also joined by VOK Curator Michal/Inkasrain. The chapters under discussion are Jon 5, Bran 3 and Cat 6 from A Storm of Swords, covering the events of December 8th to 14th 299, including Queenscrown and Cat’s arrival at the Twins.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but not for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Music credits: Alpine Universe, The Hodor Song.
Picture credit: The Podcast of Ice and Fire drawing project. Bran 3 by GuiRodr.

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VoK 390: Dragoncast – “Stormborn” (S07E02 Review)



Dragoncast is back to discuss the second episode of Game of Thrones Season 7, “Stormborn”. Who loves pot pie? We do. Characters shuffle around Westeros and stuff happens, especially in that final scene. Also, there are more book chains and lots of them.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Dana (Taindana), Matt (Varley), Katie (LadyGriffin), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Bing (Showshiner), Amber (amberrocks), Alexi (Czar Alexi), Hannah (shaowbaby), and Matt (Blu3arm0r).

Aftershow starts at 1:54:50

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones.

Editor: Adam

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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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