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VOK 746 – Agatha Christie Reread 16 – Why Didn’t They Ask Evans


Bina007 discusses the Agatha Christie crime caper Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, published in one of the most prolific years, 1934. Despite containing a Wodehousian-named character called Bassington-Ffrench, the novel is pleasingly free of Woosterish-pastiche. Rather, it’s a well-plotted murder mystery and a wry, progressive commentary on the British class system. It also contains yet another wonderful female protagonist, Lady Frankie Derwent. A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 745 – Agatha Christie Reread 15 – Murder On The Orient Express


Bina007, Hannah/Shadowbaby and Zander/The Lord Baron discuss arguably Agatha Christie’s most famous and most audaciously plotted novel, Murder On The Orient Express, originally published in 1934. A nasty criminal is found stabbed to death in the Calais coach of the luxurious train. With a snowstorm trapping the other guests in the carriage we have a classic locked house mystery. Poirot investigates! A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 744 – Agatha Christie Minipod 14 – Lord Edgeware Dies


Bina007 reviews Agatha Christie’s Lord Edgware Dies aka Thirteen To Dinner, originally published in 1933. A famous actress turned aristocrat is the prime suspect when her hated husband is stabbed, allowing her to marry yet higher in society. However, she has a perfect alibi having been at a dinner party at the time. Poirot investigates! A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 743 – Agatha Christie ReRead 13 – Peril At End House


Bina007 and Hannah / Shadowbaby discuss Agatha Christie’s Peril At End House, originally published in 1932. A beautiful heiress in peril – a dashing around-the-world aviator – a lot of cocaine – and Hercule Poirot! A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 741 – Soccercast – World Cup Final Review


A VOK episode is never late. It turns up precisely when it means to. Join Noah, Bing and Bina for a particularly sweary discussion about the greatest World Cup final in living memory. We also debate who is the biggest cockwomble: Emi Martinez, Infantino, Macron, Ronaldo, the Qatari Emir, or Salt Bae, and what Ronaldo has down his trousers.

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VOK 740 – Agatha Christie Minipod 12 – The Sittaford Mystery


Bina007 reviews Agatha Christie’s homage to The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Sittaford Mystery, originally published as The Murder At Hazelmoor in 1931. Snowbound moors, a seance, and a tolling prison bell signal murder, and Agatha Christie conjures up another courageous smart young woman to investigate. There’s no Marple or Poirot but plenty of gothic atmosphere. A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 738 – Soccercast – World Cup Quarter Final Round-Up


Join Noah, Bing and Bina as they discuss the results of the Quarter Final matches starting with England vs France; then Argentina vs Netherlands (18m); Brazil vs Croatia (23m); and Portugal vs Morocco (27m).

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VOK 737 – Andor Season One Review


Join Adam, Bina, Jock, Michal, Matt and Zach as they discuss season one of Andor, spoilers replete.

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VOK 736 – Soccercast – World Cup R16 Round-Up


Join Noah, Bing and Bina as they discuss the results of the Round of 16 matches and preview the Quarter Finals. Netherlands vs USA; Argentina vs Australia and Netherlands vs Argentina preview (2m); Japan vs Croatia; Brazil vs Korea and Croatia vs Brazil (13m); France vs Poland; England vs Senegal and France vs England (24m); Morocco vs Spain; Portugal vs Switzerland and Morocco vs Portugal (45m).

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VOK 735 – Soccercast – World Cup Group Stage Round-Up


Join Noah, Bing and Bina as they summarise 60 matches in 100 minutes, and preview the Round of 16 results. Group A chat (3m); Group B including Iran protests and armband chat (11m); Gonzo Group C inc obligatory Mexico rant from Bing (26m); Group D (46m); Group E with mighty Japan (49m); Group F with mighty Morocco and Bing’s defence of Canada (55m); Group G and H predictions (65m); Aftershow (77m).

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VoK 734: The Movie Passport #7 – Danish Cinema


God morgen! Welcome to The Movie Passport, a podcast series about world cinema. In this episode, Duncan (Valkyrist), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), and Bina (Bina007) travel to the country of Denmark to discuss the following films:

11:38 – Flickering Lights / Blinkende Lygter (Anders Thomas Jensen, 2000)
34:08 – Another Round / Druk (Thomas Vinterberg, 2020)
56:01 – The Word / Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)

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Edited by Valkyrist

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VOK 733 – Soccercast – World Cup Preview


Join Noah, Bina007, Bing and Neil for a discussion about the controversy surrounding Qatar as hosts; the likely results of the group stages; who will win the tournament and the Golden Boot.

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VOK 732 – Agatha Christie Minipod 11 – The Murder At The Vicarage


In this spoiler-free episode Bina007 reviews the first Mrs Marple novel, Murder At The Vicarage, originally published in 1930. This is the novel people think Christie always writes! A pretty English village and the narrator is a clergyman and the victim is a retired military man. But the novel is actually spikier, nastier and more subversive than the chocolate-box cosy image. A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VoK 729 – FlashVOK – House of the Dragon s1e10 quick take


Join Bina, Jeff and Jock for their quick take on the final episode of season one of the House of the Dragon. Stay tuned for a special song from the Podcast Bard at 38 mins in!

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well as all aired episodes of House of the Dragon.

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VoK 727 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e9 review – The Angry Pigeon


Wolfcast is back for episode 9 of HBO’s House of the Dragon series “The Green Council”. We wil in this episode bring you nuanced conversations, openness towards kinks and fetishes, and fun reflections on Westerosi society’s objectification of women, more specifically Queen Alicent.

Hosts: David (davidhhh), Bina (Bina007), Michael (Khal Wadege), Elle (Nettles), Jock (Munrojock2), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Sara(Dr Blood), Marie(Nymeria).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well as all aired episodes of House of the Dragon.

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VoK 723 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e8 review – Essence of Wolfcast


Join Bina(007), Marie (Nymeria) and (Ser) Patrick (The Tall) for a small but perfectly formed all-curator edition of Wolfcast. We open with our lemon cake ratings (2m) before getting into whether Corlys is dead and the premise for getting the gang back together (6m); the ghoulishness of Viserys, House Hightower’s assent and the handmaid’s tale (9m); the succession ruling in the Red Keep and Vaemond’s reaction (13m); the copacetic dinner (18m); the prophecy and what makes for a meaningful change from the books (25m); odds and ends (37m); and after show (41m).

Spoilers for all published works by George R R Martin including Fire and Blood but not for Game of Thrones beyond the books.

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VoK 722: WolfCast – “Driftmark” House of the Dragon (S01E7 Review)


Wolfcast is back for episode 7 of HBO’s House of the Dragon series “Driftmark”. So much happens in this episode that you’ve got to keep both eyes on it.

Hosts: David (davidhhh), Bina (Bina007), Michael (Khal Wadege), Elle (Nettles), Jock (Munrojock2), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well as all aired episodes of House of the Dragon.

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VoK 718 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e6 review – Darth Hightower


Join the wolves Bina(007), David(HHH), Hannah (ShadowBaby), Jock (Munrojock2), Marie (Nymeria), Michael (Khal Wadege) and (Ser) Patrick (The Tall), as they review episode 6 of House of the Dragon, “The Princess and the Queen”. We open with a quick intro to the hosts, Marie and Patrick, and then give our lemon cake ratings (6m). We then discuss the choices of Laena (14m); the choices of Rhaenyra and Alicent (28m); the role of Cole and Alicent’s paranoia (38m); the Sith Lord that is Larys Strong (48m); whether or not we’re invested in the kids (57m) and the Lady Jane Grey analogy (1hr2m).

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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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