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VoK 393: DragonCast – “The Queen’s Justice” (S07E03 Review)


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave DragonCast crew gathers to discuss & review Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 3 “The Queen’s Justice”.  Join hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Casey (BlueEyedQueen), Adam (Drownedsnow), Paul, (SmallPaul…actually SerDinnerRoll), Michal (Inkasrain) & Katie (LadyGriffin) as they recap the episode and touch on such important themes as handshakes in the fake middle ages, the miraculous curing of highly infection diseases and the logistics of kissing someone after just wiping poison from your lips.

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VoK 391: GRRM’s 5 Year Gap (ASOIAF discussion)


mind_the_gap-logoIn this short episode, Bina007, SJLee/Steven, ClaudiustheFool/#Greg and Alias/Zach discuss how George R R Martin’s decision not to use a five year gap inbetween Storm and FeastDance has impacted the pacing and character arcs within A Song of Ice and Fire.

Music credit: Alpine Universe and Elvis Costello.

Spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF including TWOW Preview chapters.

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VoK 388: DragonCast – “Dragonstone” (S07E01 Review)



DragonCast returns to discuss the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 7, “Dragonstone”. This episode was off the chain, just like all those books. Listen the #bookowner bring the hype for chains on bookshelves. Also, we discuss if Brienne’s hair looks like Ronald McDonald and how come the Hamburglar has never been executed.

Hosts: Greg (claudiusthefool), Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Katie (LadyGriffin), Dana (Taindana), Matt (Varley), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), and Paul (SerDinnerRoll)

Aftershow starts at 1:17:50

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 384: How Do Mandrakes F**k? aka The Great Harry Potter ReRead (Part 4)




The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts school to take a non-existent exam on the last nine chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! This episode’s class is led by Michal (inkasrain), with a student body of Adam (drownedsnow), Nadia, Marie (Nymeria), Bing (shoeshiner), Kevin (Gaiden), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Zach (Alias), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Greg (claudiusthefool), and also, Paul (SerDinnerRoll).

Join the crew as they study bad accents, debate the merits of that asshole Gilderoy Lockheart, pen pointless haikus, take a seminar on body-shaming, and brew some really good shit in the bathroom.

And of course, when in doubt, they go to the library…. or their local independent bookstore.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series, ish.

Credits:
Edited by Michal (inkasrain)
Music by Mike Peoples and John Williams.

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This episode’s class is led by Michal (inkasrain), with a student body of Adam (drownedsnow), Nadia, Marie (Nymeria), Bing (shoeshiner), Kevin (Gaiden), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Zach (Alias), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Greg (claudiusthefool), and also, Paul (SerDinnerRoll).

VOK 380: The Vollop #2 – The U.S. Election of 1876


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Join the Vassals of Kingsgrave as they continue their homage to the awesome podcast “The Dollop” with the second installment of The Vollop!

Hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Bina (Bina007) & Casey (BlueEyedQueen) discuss the absurdity of the U.S. Presidential Election of 1876 as well as the parallels to the current state of American politics.

Edited by Greg.

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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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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 368: The Jar-Jar Defense aka The Great Harry Potter ReRead (Part 3)




Pardon the delay, someone got lost in a magical dildo shop. The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts for second year, pondering Japanese golfer jokes, gnome torture, and mathletes.

Join Michal (inkasrain), Greg (claudiusthefool), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (Varley), Zach (Alias), Adam (drownedsnow), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Jock (munrojock2), and Zander (Lord Baron)…. as they study wizard racism, ghostly physics, and knuts in this discussion of the first eight chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series.

Credits:
Edited by inkasrain
Music by Mike Peoples and John Williams.

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VoK 361: The Vollop #1


nintchdbpict0002833939701You’re listening to The Vollop – Vassals of Kingsgrave’s homage to The Dollop, in which Bina007 reads a true story to her friends ClaudiusTheFool/Greg and Matt/Varley who have no idea what the topic is going to be about.

Music credit: Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start The Fire

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VoK 359: Logan [2017] (Review)


loganimaxposterJoin the Vassals for a spoiler-filled discussed of the final Hugh Jackman Wolverine movie.

Hosts: Adam/DrownedSnow; Bina/Bina007; Greg/ClaudiusTheFool; Jock/MunroJock2; Matt/Varley; Sarah/LadyWeaver; and a special guest appearance from our resident lurker Amber/Amberrocks.

The aftershow begins at 58 minutes.

Music credit: Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around and Hurt.

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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 331: Mad Max [1979] (DVD Commentary)


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Do you remember the Nightrider? The vassals set their tires to the blood-scorched roads of dystopian Australia. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Greg (claudiusthefool), and Matt (Varley) as they discuss George Miller’s 1979 cult action film Mad Max.

Warning: Contains spoilers for the Mad Max film series

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio Clips owned by Roadshow Entertainment

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VoK 330: Comic Book Club (Vol.7) – The Starman Omnibus (by James Robinson and Tony Harris)


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In the latest* meeting of The Secret Book Club, The Vassals (Scott, Thomas, Greg and Shane) discuss James Robinson and Tony Harris’ Starman.
 
Robinson’s seminal tale of Jack Knight, the reluctant heir of the Starman legacy, forces the Vassals to debate what it means to be a hero, are there corner kids in Opal City and when is a t shirt not just a t shirt?
 
 
Starman (Volume 2) Omnibus Vol 1
collects STARMAN #0-16, originally published by DC Comics from 1994 to 2001
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Tony Harris, others
 
Edited by: FTWard
 
Art: Tony Harris
 
Music:
“Starman” Writen by David Bowie
Performed by Katie Ferrara @katieferrara
 
“Turn Off the Lights” Writen by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
 
After Show 2:03

Swamp Thing 2:23

 

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VoK 328: Tolkien Trivia (Vol.2) – Don’t Be a Gorbag!


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Join the Vassals for Round 2 (of 100?) of the fun and fact-filled Tolkien Trivia Night!  Contestants Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), Shane (Easttexasdirewolf), Alex (LuckyCharms) & Paul (SerDinnerRoll) vie for dominance with scorekeeper & rules enforcer Nadia and host and reigning champion Greg (claudiusthefool).

Join us for a future Tolkien Trivia Night on the Podcast of Ice & Fire Forums

Edited by Greg

Intro music: Ren & Stimpy Big Show Theme
Aftershow Interlude: The Lords of the Rhymes

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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 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 317: Ice & Fire Con 2016 Recap


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Please join Dan (witless chum), Betsy (Betsy), Jonathan (eigenvectorjon), Jasmine (jazzimen08), Greg (claudiusthefool), Nancy (I Don’t Have A Name On The Forums) and  FTWard (Thomas) as we discuss our experience at Ice and Fire Con 2016.
We explore the Con in depth with special emphasis on bear poop, moonshine and The Briumvirate.
Note: This podcast was recorded in May and tickets are now available for 2017.
April 28-30, 2017
Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia
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