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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 716 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e5 review – Dumb Kids


Join the wolves Bina(007), David(HHH), Elle (Nettles), Jock (Munrojock2), Marie (Nymeria), (Ser) Patrick (The Tall), Sara (Dr Blood) and Zander (The Lord Baron) as they review episode 5 of House of the Dragon, “We light the Way”. We open with our lemoncake ratings out of 5, and then discuss the momentous, if slightly confusing, events of the episode. Discussion includes the character development of Alicent and Criston, Viserys’s legacy, and how dumb all of these kids are. The aftershow starts at 1hr27m. Once again, we will not spoil the TV show as it moved ahead of the books. TW for sexual violence and suicide..

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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 713 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e4 review – The Dysfunctional Bloodworm


Join Bina(007), David(HHH), Elle (Nettles), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Michael (Khal Wadege), (Ser) Patrick (The Tall) and Sara (Dr Blood) as they review ep4 of House of the Dragon. We open with our lemoncake ratings out of 5, and then discuss how sex and power relationships in Westeros are intertwined with and complicate each other by focussing on the following couples: Alicent and Viserys (9m); Viserys and Otto (19m); Alicent and Rhaenyra (26m); Rhaenrya and Daemon (35m); Viserys and Daaemon (48m); Rhaenrya and Criston (52m). The aftershow starts at 1hr9m. Once again, we will not spoil the TV show as it moved ahead of the books.

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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 709 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e3 review


Join Bina007, Elle (Nettles), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Jock (MunroJock2), (Nuncle) Kevin, Marie (Nymeria), Michael (Khal Wadege) and (Ser) Patrick (The Tall) as they review ep3 of House of the Dragon. Once again, we will not spoil the TV show as it moved ahead of the books.

Lemoncake ratings 0m; Rhaenyra character discussion 12m; Viserys/Alicent 40m; Daemon 49m; odds and ends (1hr).

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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 706: Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e2 review


Vassals Assemble! Wolfcast offers its firmly imperialist opinion on the new series from the A Song of Ice and Fire Universe – HBO’s House of the Dragon. Join us to review s1e2 with spoilers for all of George R R Martin’s published works but NOT for Game of Thrones, the TV show as it moved ahead of the books.

Intro – Game of Thrones Main Title (Church Organ Version) [From “Game of Thrones”] – TAM TAM MUSIC – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp-xjcKW4uE

Outro: Mr.ACCORDION – [Accordion]game of thrones – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_zuP2xqmB4 

Hosts: Bina007, Bing (Shoeshiner), Patrick (The Tall), Sara (DrBlood), Jock (MunroJock1), and Elle (Nettles)

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VoK 704 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e1 review


Vassals Assemble! Wolfcast reconvenes to discuss the new series in the A Song of Ice and Fire Universe – HBO’s House of the Dragon. Join us to review s1e1 with spoilers for all of George R R Martin’s published works but NOT for Game of Thrones, the TV show as it moved ahead of the books.

Hosts: Bina007, Bing (Shoeshiner), Patrick (The Tall), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Eddie (Teddard), Jock (MunroJock1), Marie (Nymeria), David (HHH), Zander (The Lord Baron) and Elle (Nettles)

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VOK 702 – Agatha Christie Minipod 10 – The Seven Dials Mystery


In this spoiler-free episode Bina007 reviews the hilarious thriller, The Seven Dials Mystery, originally published in 1929. Slated by critics, the novel is a superb pastiche of po-faced boys-own spy novels of the time and stars Bundle Brent as a Bright Young Thing out to unmask a secret society. A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 701 – Agatha Christie Minipod 9 – The Mystery of the Blue Train


In this spoiler-free episode Bina007 reviews the novel Agatha Christie struggled with before her disappearance, The Mystery of The Blue Train. In later life, she complained it was commonplace, but I find it to be a compelling Hercules Poirot murder-mustery set aboard a luxurious train, complete with a reckless heiress and her stunning jewels. A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 700 – The House of the Dragon preview


Bina, Kevin and Adam quickly discuss the last 100 episodes of VOK before Kevin, Abby, Adam, Casey, Matt, Michael, Michal and Zander preview House of the Dragon at 10 min 30 secs in.

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VOK 698 – Agatha Christie Minipod 8 – The Big Four


In this spoiler-free episode Bina007 reviews the compendium mystery novel The Big Four, published by Agatha Christie in the wake of her mysterious disappearance in 1926 when she desperately needed money. She hated it, the critics hate it, but it’s actually a rather fun and satisfying set of mysteries with a bizarre James Bond twist – complete with secret evil lairs, poisoned darts and international criminal conspiracies!

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VoK 696: The Movie Passport #6 – South African Cinema


Sawubona! Welcome to The Movie Passport, a podcast series about world cinema. In this episode, Duncan (Valkyrist), Bina (Bina007), Glen (Dagos_Rivers), and Jock (MunroJock2) travel to the country of South Africa to discuss the following films:

5:55 – District 9 (Neill Blomkamp, 2009)
28:59 – Spud (Donovan Marsh, 2010)
45:15 – Zulu (Cy Endfield, 1964)
1:04:15 – Tsotsi (Gavin Hood, 2005)

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Edited by Valkyrist

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VOK 695 – Agatha Christie 7 – Her Mysterious 1926 Disappearance


Join Zander, Abby and Bina for a minipod that explores the 1926 disappearance of Agatha Christie that caused a nationwide manhunt and it still the subject of controversy today. Many of the themes around marital betrayal can be found in her later books; and the need for financial security after her divorce led to the rushed publication of some of her weaker late 1920s novels.

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VOK 694 – Agatha Christie 6 – The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd


Join Zander, Hannah and Bina for the first full-length review of the murder-mystery that made Agatha Christie a household name – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, published in 1926. The team discuss the plot twists, characters, themes and politics of the novel as well as the adaptations. Novels spoiled in this episode: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and The Man In The Brown Suit. Also discussed without spoilers: The Secret Of Chimneys and The Mysterious Affair At Styles.

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VOK 693 – Agatha Christie minipod 5 – The Secret Of Chimneys


In this brief episode Bina007 critically discusses Agatha Christie’s mystery-thriller-adventure-comedy mash-up, The Secret Of Chimneys, originally published in 1925. It’s a story of blackmail, murder, hidden jewels, and royal coups! The novel is great fun and incredibly silly but tells us a lot about Christie’s attitudes toward men, and gives us a more grown up version of her New Woman. More negatively, it tells us about a certain kind of lazy racial prejudice circulating at the time. Spoilers after the end credit music.

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VOK 692 – Agatha Christie minipod 4 – The Man In The Brown Suit


In this brief spoiler-free episode Bina007 critically discusses Agatha Christie’s fourth novel and first standalone adventure, The Man In The Brown Suit, originally published in 1924. Smart, beautiful, courageous Anne Beddingfield sees a man murdered at a tube station and follows the clues all the ways to South Africa and romance! The novel is great fun and slightly silly but stars both my favourite Christie heroine AND my favourite villain. That said, it is of its time when it comes to depicting racial attitudes and has some rather bizarre things to say about marriage.

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VOK 691 – Agatha Christie minipod 3 – Murder on the Links


In this brief spoiler-free episode Bina007 critically discusses Agatha Christie’s third novel and second Hercules Poirot murder-mystery, published in 1923. The novel is flawed and doesn’t repay a reread other than to show us Christie in debate with herself about what kind of detective novelist she wants to be – and that is very much NOT a Gaston Leroux or Arthur Conan Doyle but rather someone who focuses on logic and psychology rather than material clues.

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VOK 690 – Agatha Christie minipod – The Secret Adversary


In this brief episode Bina007 continues her brief introduction to the full-fledged VOK Agatha Christie reread by reviewing Christie’s second novel and first Tommy and Tuppence thriller, The Secret Adversary, published a hundred years ago. It is a fast-paced fun novel that reads like a cross between John Buchan and PG Wodehouse with a side order of Evelyn Waugh’s Bright Young Things. It reflects the economic travails of post-war England – the rise of the New Woman – and the fear of communist revolution.

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