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VoK 372: blue-eyed-queen’s Love Sack aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 38)


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The Great Linear Re-Read returns with Part 38! Join the vassals as they review Tyrion II, Daenerys IV, Catelyn II, and the Prologue from ‘A Storm of Swords’.

Greg (claudiusthefool) is joined by Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen),  Matt (Varley), Scott (skywaltzer), Duncan (Valkyrist) and Steven (SJLee). Amber (Amberrocks) pops in for a visit.

Also discussed:

-The perils of editing podcasts.

-Love Sacks / Bean Bags.

-George R.R. Martin’s other projects.

-A Song of Ice and Fire Trivia!

Duration: 02:13:07

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:

Alpine Universe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJUJzpqQIDI

Chris Kesner – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLoGkuW5xFA

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VoK 354: Full Cast(le) Recording #12 – A Thorny Proposition


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave cordially invite you to join us in the Maidenvault for an entirely sincere and not at all conspiratorial soirée. Partake in cheeses and secrets as we perform Sansa I of A Storm of Swords in this very belated Full Castle Recording.

The following FCR was recorded in August 2014. Headphones are recommended.

The Cast:
Greg (claudiusthefool) – Narrator
Michal (inkasrain) – Olenna Tyrell, “The Queen of Thorns”
Amber (amberrocks) – Sansa Stark
Elena (Lady_Grey) – Margaery Tyrell
Leigh (LordManderBlee) – Loras Tyrell
Seif (reg roone) – Butterbumps
Katie (Lady Griffin) – Alerie Tyrell / Cheese Boy

The Crew:
Edited by Seif and Katie

Music Credits:

“Lute Music” by Paul O’Dette

“Market” from Ocarina of Time Cover by Shinainaru

“The Bear and the Maiden Fair” Cover by Irish Moutarde

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VoK 353: Full Cast(le) Recording #11 – The Hedge Knight (Part 1)


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A tourney has been called and you have been invited to listen to several of our brave vassals try their hand at an FCR of George RR Martin’s The Hedge Knight. Afterward, feel free to mill about the tourney grounds to hear some good talk about the Dunk and Egg series, mocking George Lucas, and outtakes.

The Cast:
Paul (Ser Dinner Roll) – Narrator
Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall) – Ser Duncan the Tall
Michal (inkasrain) – Egg
Greg (claudiusthefool) – Baelor Breakspear
Zach (Alias) – The Voice of Ser Arlan, Ser Steffon Fossoway, and Lord Ashford
Matt (Varley) – Daeron the Drunkard and Ser Donnel of Duskendale
Adam (drownedsnow) – Steely Pate and Ser Roland Crakehall
Tanja (scilens) – Guard Captain, Master of Horse, and Prince Maekar
Alex (Luckycharms) –Plummer the Steward and Ser Manfred Dondarrion
Casey (blue-eyed-queen) – Tanselle Too-Tall and Stableboy
Hannah (shadowbaby) – Raymun Fossoway and the Dornish Puppeteer
Dan (witless chum) – Aerion Targaryen
Amber (amberrocks) – The Innkeeper

The Crew:
Paul (Ser Dinner Roll) – Editor

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VoK 347: Book Club (Vol.6) – Perdido Street Station (by China Miéville)


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The VOK Book Club Crew gathers (actually gathered back in September 2015) to discuss China Mieville’s weird fiction masterpiece, “Perdido Street Station”.

Hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Steven (SJLee), Brett (WhiteRaven), Alex (LuckyCharms), Amber (Amberrocks) & Zach (Alias) assemble to discuss the myriad inhabitants of New Crobuzon, it’s political structure, the true meaning of The Weaver’s ramblings, the effects of Dreamshit & just who the hell was Jack Half-A-Prayer.

Beware of spoilers for Perdido Street Station but not for the other books in the Bas-lag series.

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VoK 339: Tales from the Darkling Plain (aka The Lost VOKs)


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In this Halloween spooktacular, Valkyrist ventures into the Darkling Plain in search of lost podcast recordings, and summons the ghosts of Kingsgrave’s past.

Clips have been selected from the following unpublished VOK podcasts:

02:10 – DragonCast S04E09 Review
24:20 – SoccerCast (Vol.2)
47:49 – CockneyMoot 2014 FCR Outtakes
50:41 – ASOIAF Future Predictions
1:13:44 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Preview
1:38:23 – Mockingjay: Part 1 Review
1:44:50 – WolfCast S05E10 Review
2:02:09 – SeattleMoot 2015
2:22:32 – APOIAF April Fools’ Aftershow
2:39:49 – Kingsgrave Jukebox

Disclaimer: This podcast contains spoilers for A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and The Hunger Games. Please consult the timestamps above to avoid being spoiled for any of these titles.

Credits:
Curated by Valkyrist
Songs by jed o’white hart, Aiwendil, Bina007, and Amberrocks

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VoK 337: The Medieval Vagina aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 28)


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The juggernaut that is the ASOIAF re-read rolls on into episode 28, where we see the consequences of Dany laying waste to the House of the Undying and the build-up to the Battle of the Blackwater Bay.  We’ve also had the Battle of the Red Fork happen off screen.

Join hosts Bina007; Blue Eyed Queen/Casey; Nadia; Scilens/Tanja; Shadowbaby/Hannah; and (briefly) Varley/Matt as they discuss Tyrion 11, Dany 5, Tyrion 12 and Sansa 4 from A Clash of Kings.

This brings us to the end of August 299 – a month in which we saw the fall of Winterfell, the fall of Storms End, the fall of Harrenhall, the Battle of the Red Fork, The House of the Undying, Jon’s 16th birthday and Robb shagging Jeyne Westerling offstage!

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF.

The aftershow begins at 1 hr 32 minutes.

The artwork is from the A Podcast Of Ice and Fire drawing project on Deviantart, and is Tyrion 12 drawn by Jesicka309. The music extracts are by Alpine Universe and Urge Overkill and are available to purchase on iTunes.

For listeners playing along at home, the next two episodes will cover the Battle of the Blackwater Bay. In the first, hosted by Ser Patrick the Tall, we will cover Sansa 5, Davos 3,  and Tyrion 13.  The second episode, hosted by Casey, will cover Sansa 6, Tyrion 14 and Sansa 7.

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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 323: CanadaCast aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 22)


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The epic linear re-read of A Song Of Ice and Fire gets to the half-way point of A Clash of Kings, as the vassals cover Cat 3, Cat 4, Sansa 3, and Jon 3 – or the death of Renly, Joffrey terrorising Sansa and Craster’s Keep. These events correspond to June 11th to 20th 299.

Your hosts are Alexi (Czar Alexi), Bina007, Casey (Blue-Eyed-Queen), Drew (Wargasm), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Matt (Varley), Steven (SJLee) and Zander (The Lord Baron).

 

The aftershow begins at 1 hr 45mins. No caribou were harmed in the taping of this episode.

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but does not give Game of Thrones show spoilers.

Music credit: Alpine Universe and The Presidents Of The USA. Picture credit:  The A Podcast Of Ice and Fire drawing project: Cat 3 by Dickon Manwoody.

The next episode will be hosted by Ser Patrick The Tall and will cover the following chapters from A Clash of Kings: Tyrion 8; Arya 8; Bran 5 and Tyrion 9.

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VoK 321: Full Cast(le) Recording #10 – Clean Hands and Rotten Onions


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The shadows come to dance… and the vassals set sail once more for the stormy waters of the Full Cast(le) Recording. Join them for a special performance of “Davos II” from George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings.

And hang out by the portcullis afterwards for an in-depth discussion on Westerosi rap battles, Baratheon sibling rivalries, and raising shadow babies. Cost of entry – 1 onion.

2:28 – Chapter Reading
39:39 – Chapter Discussion
1:19:36 – Aftershow

The Cast:
Duncan (Valkyrist) – Narrator
Drew (Wargasm) – Davos Seaworth
Greg (claudiusthefool) – Stannis Baratheon
Brett (White Raven) – Cortnay Penrose
Hannah (shadow_ baby) – Melisandre of Asshai
Zach (Alias) – Alester Florent / Lord Estermont
Tanja (Scilens) – Bryce Caron
Matt (Varley) – Guyard Morrigen
Adam (drownedsnow) – Jon Fossoway
Amber (Amberrocks) – Devan Seaworth

The Crew:
Duncan (Valkyrist) – Editor

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VoK 319: Labyrinth [1986] (DVD Commentary)


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Jump Magic!   The vassals rewatch the 1986 iconic fantasy movie Labyrinth and share their love for codpieces, helmets and big furry love-able monsters called Ludo.

Hosts: Bina007, Drew (Wargasm), Patrick (Ser Patrick The Tall) and Zander (The Lord Baron).

Aftershow at 1hr 47m: Pops88 apologises to FTward for #mootcrashing the BSGcast.

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This podcast was instigated after the sad death of David Bowie earlier this year.

Everybody wants to be the Stones. Everyone wants to be cool like Keith Richards. But Bowie spoke for the misfits, outcasts, underdogs, nerds and bored-as-fuck suburban kids. He spoke for the sexually confused, the hopeless dreamers, the beautifully unique. Bowie told us it was ok to be different and no you weren’t alone and no you didn’t have to conform and that you too could be a hero.

Beautiful soul, rest in peace.

VoK 313: Vassals Night Out – Gay Special


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave present: Gays’ Night Out.

Join Wargasm (Drew), Khal Wadege (Michael), Lady Griffin (Katie), Shadow_ Baby (Hannah), Amberrocks (Amber) and Varley (Matt) as we take a gay roadtrip through Westeros. We explore all things LGBT in ASOIAF. Would Cersei go gay for Jaime? Who is the hedonism-bot in this world? Is there a glory hole at the wall? What exactly happens on Grindr? Find out all this and more in this very special VoK.

2.19.30 Aftershow
2.42.10 Season 6 Spoilers

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VoK 312: We Do Not Snow! aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 19)


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In this episode the Vassals cover chapters from Clash of Kings that correspond to the week of March 20th to 28th, 299 AC.  They are:

Bran 3- The Reeds arrive at Winterfell.
Jon 1 – News of comet at the wall.
Theon 1 – Theon arrives at Pyke.
Tyrion 4 – Sends offer to Doran.
Tyrion 5 – Cersei learns Myrcella is being sent to Dorne.

Hosts:  Amber (Amberrocks); Alexi (Czar Alexi); Bina (Bina007); Drew (Wargasm); Hannah (Shadowbaby);  Jeff (Jeff14); Matt (VarleyOnTheForums); Noah (Pops88);  and Paul (SerDinnerRoll).

The aftershow begins at 2hr 13m.

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but does not give Game of Thrones show spoilers.  There is a short discussion covering a The Winds of Winter preview chapter that begins at 2hr 15m.

Music credit: Alpine Universe. Picture credit:  The A Podcast Of Ice and Fire drawing project: Theon 1 by Exodus.

The next episode will cover the following chapters from A Clash of Kings corresponding to the month of April 299: Arya 6, Jon 2, Dany 1, Cat 2 and Tyrion 6.

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VoK 309: Sagging Breasts and Kindly Smiles aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 18)


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The Vassals return from hiatus to pick up their ramble-chat through George R R Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Once again, we re-read the chapters in linear, rather than published, order, so as to add a little novelty to proceedings. The chapters covered in this episode are Sansa 2, Davos 1, Tyrion 3, Arya 5 and Bran 2 from A Clash of Kings. They correspond to events from the 3rd to the 17th March 299.

As ever this podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series but does NOT contain spoilers from HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The aftershow begins at 1 hr 15 m. Picture credit: The A Podcast of Ice and Fire MS Paint project of A Clash of Kings. Sansa 2 by Jenn Rose. Music credits: Alpine Universe. The chapters for the next episode will be Bran 3, Jon 1, Theon 1 and Tyrion 4 and 5.

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VoK 301: DragonCast – “No One” (S06E08 Review)


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DragonCast returns to review the eighth episode of Game of Thrones Season 6, “No One”.

Join Adam (drownedsnow), Greg (claudiusthefool), Bing (Shoeshiner), Matt (Varley), Paul (Pod’s Plight), Small Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Katie (LadyGriffin), Casey (Blue-Eyed-Queen), and lurker Amber (Amberrocks) as they rant, rave (mostly rant), and speculate how Game of Thrones Season 6 will end. #NeverDorne

Warning: Contains spoilers for all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones (including Season 6 promotional material), as well as all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

0:35 – Introduction and Ratings
7:00 – In the Riverlands
11:00 – Riverrun
28:45 – King’s Landing
41:00 – Meereen
50:15 – Braavos
59:55 – Aftershow

Credits:
Edited by drownedsnow
A Song of Ice and Fire by Alpine Universe
Kellen the Undying by Drumurboy

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VOK 300: The Dance of the Vassals III


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The vassals gather to revel in the glory that is VOK in our 300th episode.
Hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Patrick (Patrick the Tall), Amber (Amberrocks), Shane (easttexasdirewolf), Zach (Alias), Adam (DrownedSnow), Nadia (Nadia) Brett (White Raven), Glen (Dagos Rivers) & Bina (Bina007) complain about how early they have to get up to podcast, discuss why it’s totally worth it and reminisce about the “good times”.

Intro:                                         00:01
What VOK means to us:       06:29
Best Moments:                        19:21
VOK Curators First Times:   32:55
Bumper segment:                1:15:21
Varley being normal:          1:31:14
Aftershow:                             1:31:41
Something extra?:               1:35:12

Contains spoilers for other episodes of Vassals of Kingsgrave.

Edited by Patrick

Music: “Voklife” by AmberRocks

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VoK 297: The Forsaken (The Winds of Winter – Sample Chapter)


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Vassals Assemble! to discuss George R.R. Martin’s newly released preview chapter from The Winds of Winter.

Hosts: Adam/DrownedSnow; Amber/Amberrocks; Bina007; Brett/Whiteraven; Casey/Blue-Eyed Queen; Matt/Varley; Nadia; and Small Paul/SerDinnerRoll.

Spoilers: For all published works in A Song of Ice and Fire including The Winds of Winter but not HBO’s Game of Thrones divergent storylines.

Music credit: Alpine Forest. One Night, Marry, Scorpions at 1hr 11 mins. Aftershow at 1hr 20 mins.

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VoK 292: DragonCast – “The Book of the Stranger” (S06E04 Review)


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DragonCast returns to review the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 6, “The Book of the Stranger”.

Join Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (drownedsnow), Bing (Shoeshiner), Katie (LadyGriffin), Paul (Pod’s Plight), Michal (inkasrain), Alex (LuckyCharms), Casey (Blue-Eyed-Queen), Matt (Varley), Jeff (jeff14), Amber (amberrocks), and Zach (Alias) for another Game of Thrones review with more hosts joining by the minute as Skype chugs along with them.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones (including Season 6 promotional material), as well as all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

00:40 – Introduction and Ratings
6:45 – The Wall
23:15 – Runestone
30:30 – Meereen
36:15 – King’s Landing
43:45 – The Iron Islands
48:30 – Winterfell
54:00 – Vaes Dothrak
1:10:35 – Aftershow

Credits:
Edited by Alias
A Song of Ice and Fire by Alpine Universe
Kellen the Undying by Drumurboy

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VoK 279: The Revenant [2016] (Review)


Revenant Movie.jpgThe vassals gather to discuss the film “The Revenant” as well as the life of Hugh Glass, who’s life and deeds inspired the book that inspired the film.

Hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Jack (It_Rhymes_With_Sleek), Amber (Amberrocks) & Matt (Varley) discuss the life of the mountain man, the ferocity of grizzly bear attacks as well as make way too many beaver references.

Contains spoilers for the novel “The Revenant” as well as the film.

Edited by Greg

Music: “Crawling Back” by Roy Orbison

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VoK 267: Mad Max: Fury Road [2015] (Review)


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I am awaited! I am awaited in Valhalla!

The Vassals of Kingsgrave review of the latest Oscar-winning instalment in the Mad Max franchise arrives not late but precisely when it means to.

Hosts: Easttexasdirewolf (Shane), Claudiusthefool (Greg),Drownedsnow (Adam), Amberrocks (Amber), Varley (Matt), Alias (Zack), It_Rhymes_With_Sleek (Jack).

Spoilers for all movies in the series.

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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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