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VoK 606 – The Plot Against America aka Nerdywellcast


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The Nerdywells discuss Philip Roth’s 2004 alt-history novel and the recent HBO series based on it. Spoilers for both within.

Topics:
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10 mins in – the romantic idealism of Herman Levin and the tragic cynicism of Alvin Levin
27 mins in – the strength of Bess Levin and vacuity of Evelyn Finkel
36 mins in – Interlude: what really happened at the end?
46 mins in – the assimilationist politics of Rabbi Bengelsdorf
58 mins in – Sandy, Philip, Seldon and Alt history as a genre
1 hr 11 mins in – the ending again! Seriously if any of you can explain this to us please write in.

Hosts: Bina007, Matt/Varley, Greg/ClaudiusTheFool, Adam/DrownedSnow, Abby/DarceyMormont and Jock/MunroJock2.

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VoK 600: Suckling On The Power-teat – The Great Linear ASOIAF Reread Part 105


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Welcome to the 600th episode of the Vassals of Kingsgrave! We begin with some chat from the VOK Curators  about the status of the fandom and what will come next for VOK in the absence of a new book. Your hosts are Casey/Blue-Eyed-Queen; Hashtag Greg/ClaudiusTheFool; Adam/Drownedsnow; Zack/Alias; Bina007, the Podcast Bard/Jed O’White Hart and a guest appearance from Nadia.

At 41m, we move to the penultimate episode of the reread but the final chapter episode!  We cover the final two linear timeline chapters of A Dance With Dragons – Dany 10 and Jon 13 – both taking place at an unspecified time in late July to – late August 300 AL.  To do so we reunite some of the hosts of the first two episodes of the reread – published back in August 2015 – Thomas/FTWard; Brett/Whiteraven; Michael/Mordion; Matt/Varley and Bina007.  And we also get two special songs from the Podcast Bard.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series but for Game of Thrones, the TV show.

Music credit – Alpine Universe.
Picture credit – HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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VoK 578: A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie (Book Review)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave get their book reading game back on as they dive into the world of the First Law, created by Joe Abercrombie. Join Brett (White Raven), Greg (claudiusthefool), Alex (LuckyCharms), and Zach (Alias) as they talk about how they got into this series of fantasy novels, share why they enjoy them so much, and do an in-depth review of the most recently published book, A Little Hatred.

This podcast contains spoilers for all books in the First Law series. Spoilers for A Little Hatred begin at 27:50. 

Aftershow starts at 1:40:45

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

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You can purchase A Little Hatred, the earlier books in the First Law series, or any other book you want at Southhampton Sag Harbor Books

Art by Whichever Flower

VoK 548: Deadwood (HBO series) – Season 2



Please join (most of the) The Ambulators (Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Dana (taindana), Dermot (tomred) and Thomas (FTWard) ) as we discuss the second season of the HBO series Deadwood.

Before going completely off the rails we do discuss gender, race, class, technology, politics and religion as well as other important topics like Anzac desserts, turkey fucking and how best to spend our tax refunds. (Spoiler – https://southamptonsagharborbooks.com)

Aftershow @ 1:35

Credits:
Edited by FTWard

Intro:
Calling All Angels
Performed By: k.d. lang and Jane Siberry
Written By: Jane Siberry

Outro:
Froggie Went a Courtin’
Performed By: Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band
Written By: Unknown

Audio clips thanks to http://deadwoodchronicles.com/

@sepinwall Uproxx Deadwood Reviews/Commentary

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VoK 543: DragonCast – “The Iron Throne” (S08E06 Review) [Game of Thrones Series Finale]



Dragoncast gets together to talk Thrones one last time for the series finale. The end of this journey through televised fan fiction.

Aftershow at 1:17:00

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Bina (Bina007), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (White Raven), and Greg (claudiusthefool).

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 531: DragonCast – “The Long Night” (S08E03 Review)


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Join Bina, Katie, Michal, Varley, Adam and Brett for a rapid-response take on this week’s epic episode. At 57m we’re pod crashed by Greg, Casey, and a very shell-shocked Zack and Duncan from Ice and Fire Con.

The night is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones.

Music credits: Alpine Universe.

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VoK 523: Dragoncast – “Winterfell” (S08E01 Review)



Game of Thrones is back after more than 18 months away and brings with it Dragoncast. How does this premiere compare to other season premieres? Join us for drinks and dragons.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen) Michal (inkasrain), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), and #Greg (claudiusthefool).

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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