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VoK Bonus: Vote for VOK! (Dagos_Rivers’ underdog appeal)


Glen (Dagos_Rivers) launches a small series of promotional sound bites / videos, campaigning for VoK for the podcast awards this year.

Look for upcoming (better) bonus episodes with promos for the Podcast Awards.

Duration: 00:1:45

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 375: Harlots (ITV series) – Season 1


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Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by Bina (Bina007) and new host Katie (Taindana) to discuss the highly rated, but little watched, drama ‘Harlots’ (ITV Encore).

Also discussed:
-Eurovision.
-Future podcasts.
-‘Keepers’ and their advantages.

Duration: 00:56:18

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References (Courtesy of Katie):

A Study of Criminal Subcultures in Eighteenth-Century England by Rictor Norton

Some Thoughts on . . . The History of the Word “Prostitute”

    http://rictornorton.co.uk

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VoK 369: Broadchurch (ITV series) – Season 3 Retrospective


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Broadchurch fans finally received the answer to who was responsible for raping Trish Winterman in Series 3; Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Marie (Nymeria) and Alix (Aiwendil) discuss the intense series conclusion.

Also discussed:

-Fan fiction of Alec’s dates.
-Our feelings toward the culprit.
-Marie prioritises entertainment choices based on VoK episodes she will join.
-Sad farewell to a great series trilogy.

Duration: 01:00:47

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 367: Broadchurch (ITV series) – Season 3 Speculation


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Broadchurch focuses on an idyllic small community whose existence is rocked by the murder of an 11 year old boy; Series 1 focuses on finding the culprit, Series 2 focuses on his trial (and acquittal), Series 3 focuses on a new case of a woman raped at her friends birthday party.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by Nadia (Nadia), Jock (MunroJock2), Alix (Aiwendil) and Marie (Nymeria) to discuss the third and final series of one of the most popular shows in Britain: ‘Broadchurch’ and spend an hour discussing the (many) possible suspects, tinder dating, and wacky theories.

Also discussed:

-Upcoming planned podcasts.
-Spin-offs about Alec’s dating life.
-Live Reaction podcast for series finale.
-Glen mixes up Expanse with Extant (Halle Berry Show).

Duration: 01:25:43

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 360: The Young Pope (Sky/HBO/Canal+ series)


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The Young Pope is a joint production between Sky, HBO and Canal+ and Stars Jude Law and Diane Keaton, and directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by Adam (drownedsnow) and Jock (MunroJock2), to discuss ‘The Young Pope’ and spend an hour discussing the inane plot devices before Adam and Jock abandon the podcast to join the ‘Logan’ podcast.

Also discussed:

-40 % of podcast discussing this show; 60 % talking about other ‘better’ shows.
-Future podcasts.
-Possibility of Season 2.
-Prince Charming (Shrek) vs. Lenny Belardo.
-Does it steal the plot from Annie?

Duration: 00:50:55

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 342: “25” by Adele (Album Review)


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One year ago, British music artist; Adele, after a 3 year hiatus, released her third studio album which defied all expectations and set records all over the world. To date, with the album, she has achieved Diamond status in America (thanks to streaming; actual sales: 9.1 Million) and the U.K. (over 3 million sold).

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) hosts a solo podcast, all on the Anniversary of when Adele disproved “people don’t buy albums anymore”, and reviews the album with the help
of many musical samples.

Also discussed:
-The three Amy’s and Adele prominence.
-Appreciation of 19 and 21 – story of why albums are called that.
-Leadup to 25 (X Factor advert)
-Woes of buying Beatles album.
-Lemoncake rating; and rank of albums 19, 21 and 25

Track by Track (with song samples):
1) Hello:
2) Send My Love
3) I Miss You
4) When We Were Young
5) Remedy
6) Water Under the Bridge
7) River Lea
8) Love in the Dark
9) A Million Years
10) All I Ask
11) Sweetest Devotion

Duration: 00:26:48

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 340: Westworld (HBO series) – Mid-Season 1 Discussion


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Glen (Dagos_Rivers) continues the hype discussion of Westworld, and is joined by Bina (Bina007), Michael (Mordion), Thomas (FTWard), Hannah (shadow _baby) and Jock (Munrojock2).

Popular theories such as William = MiB, is everyone secretly a machine, and the location of Westworld are discussed at length.

Also highlighted:
-‘Child abuse’ within Westworld.
-Future of the show.
-Have the fans sussed out everything within 5 episodes?
-Will it really take the place of ‘Game of Thrones’ for HBO?

Aftershow: 01:48:00
Duration: 01:55:23

Edited by FTWard

Music:
“Westworld Main Title Theme” Written by Ramin Djawadi
Perforemed by Iacovos @iacovosmusic

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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 334: Westworld (HBO series) – Pre-Series Speculation


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Disclaimer: No spoilers as we know very little about the show and we promise HBO did not pay us to do this (but we are willing to accept offers in future)!

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) and Ryan (Tremprod) discuss the upcoming HBO adaptation of the Michael Crichton 1973 Movie, ‘Westworld’; already lauded by critics and boasting a stellar A-List cast and crew, including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Jonathan Nolan.

Critics and HBO anticipate (and hope) it will be ‘the next Game of Thrones’ but will that help or hinder the show?

The hosts ponder that very question, along with whether the show will make a splash with viewing figures or underperform, talk fun facts about the cast, and have an exciting (teaser) announcement for VoK fans.

Running Time: 00:29:52
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:
Promotional Poster for ‘Westworld’ (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

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VoK 329: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Special Rehearsal Edition Review)


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Beware of Spoilers, The following podcast discusses spoilers for all published books in the Harry Potter Series

After the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, many fans had mixed reactions to the “8th Story”, and VoK also had mixed feelings, we will explain why in this 2 hour podcast.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) hosts and is joined by Nadia (Nadia), Kevin (Gaiden) and Ryan (Tremprod) as they discuss, review and summarise each act of the 2 part (5 – 6 hour Play; 325 page Script).

Also featured:
-Unauthorised Harry Potter sensation: The Harry Potter Musical trilogy and possible influence on Cursed Child (?)
-Albus and Scorpius: An (un)subtle love story?
-Harry Potter fandom and Midnight release parties.
-Hype for Fantastic Beasts.
-Will we ever get a DVD recording of the stage show?

Running Time: 02:08:50
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:
Image of London Cast from “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” (Image we were deprived of in script book).

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VoK 320: WolfCast – Westerosi Trivia


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Beware of Spoilers, The following podcast discusses spoilers for all published (and unpublished) books in A Song of Ice and Fire, and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Before all show watchers agonise over what will befall our favourite characters in Season 7, WolfCast and KrakenCast join forces and look back to Season 6 and test out their Game of Thrones trivia in “A Game Show of Thrones”: The cruelest Game Show in Media!

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) hosts and quizzes the four contestants (Duncan (Valkyrist), Jed (Jed o’white Hart), Claire (DarkSister24) and Hannah (Shadow_ baby)) over characters, obscure random facts, and comparing characters to Disney characters. Glen is also evil to the non-brits by asking a lot of questions about popular british shows; evil to non-Americans by asking questions about the HBO schedule and deducts as high as 500 points (Dragons) per player for a wrong answer.

Also featured:
-(Very brief) Season 6 reviews and highlights.
-Hannah gets very tipsy (or maybe that was left on the cutting room floor…)
-Strategies of devising multiple choice questions.
-Round 1: Lightning round
-Round 2: Individual Multiple Choice
-Round 3: Show Canon Jeopardy (The Generous but not too generous Round)
-Round 4: The Evil Round (Where the players lose everything!)

Running Time: 01:03:06
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:
Image from Saturday Night Live clip: “Game of Game of Thrones”

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VoK 306: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [2005] (DVD Commentary)


 

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Beware of Spoilers, The following podcast discusses spoilers for all published book in A Song of Ice and Fire, some Game of Thrones episodes and the C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia series.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) and new host, Sarah (Lady Weaver) provide an audio commentary on the 2005 version of C.S. Lewis’ children’s classic ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’…we get sidetracked a lot and don’t say much about the actual movie but rather focus on the timeless tale of C.S. Lewis and all the incarnations of the story…In all the excitement, we forgot to talk about the ‘Problem of Susan’.

They discuss topics such as:
-The clever clogs children from this movie and their future endeavours.
-Many comparisons to Harry Potter and the cast of Harry Potter.
-Comparisons with the 1967, 1979 and 1988 versions of the story.
-Childhood fantasies and escapism.
-Brief mention of parody book ‘The Chronicles of Blarnia’, and an unflattering review.

Running Time: 02:27:08
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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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 299: WolfCast – “The Broken Man” (S06E07 Review)



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The Wolves are dwindled down this week (much like in the show) as Glen (Dagos_Rivers) and Matthieu (Beric175) review Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 7: “The Broken Man”.

Also discussed:
-Hostages and not giving a flying F*
-Storyline by Storyline discussion.
-The exciting VoK 300 coming soon (updates on http://www.vokpodcast.com).
-Plans for the next episode of WolfCast.

Running Time: 00:42:31
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 293: WolfCast – “The Book of the Stranger” (S06E04 Review)


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Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by the (missed) KrakenCast leader, Duncan (Valkyrist), and a new host (although I later realised he had been in VoK 151), Mattias (Maca). The rest of the regular WolfCast return from the first review: Matthieu (Beric175), Claire (DarkSister24) and David (ChurchofStarryWisdom).

Also discussed:
-Storyline by Storyline commentary
-Daenerys walking through fire, Terminator style.
-The Wall bookending the show.
-We continue to ponder what became of Gendry.
-Matthieu gets a grilling for being late for a podcast 🙂
-The Sopranos and future podcasts on that show.
-Update on Duncan’s academic life.

Running Time: 01:25:18
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 285: WolfCast – “The Red Woman” (S06E01 Review)


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VOK Wolfcast roster changes this year, with Dagos_Rivers (Glen) leading the pack and joined once again by Beric175 (Matthieu) – who mysteriously disappears half-way through the recording, and joined by (relative) newcomers: DarkSister24 (Claire) and ChurchofStarryWisdom (David). They review the launch episode of Season 6, of Game of Thrones; they discuss each location, and associated characters; provide their lemoncake scores and make some predictions of where the storylines are going.

The WolfCast discuss whether Season 6 will outperform Season 5, how long the show will last; are the writers eager to end the show, and if certain storylines *cough* Dorne *cough* will survive much longer.

Also discussed:
-Official posters for each Season, and which is the best
-What is this ‘Heads Up’ game, as seen on Ellen?
-We reminisce on E4’s ‘Misfits’.
-How hard it is to get into a show when it is massive, like
Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead.

Running Time: 01:45:50
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 275: Game of Thrones – Season 5 Retrospective


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VOK Wolfcast concluded, last year, with a review of Season 5, discussing favourite scenes, worst scenes, favourite episodes and the state of the fandom with the impending Season 6 Dilemma. By the time I got around to editing it, it was August, so I decided to hold off until the new Season begins, and to coincide with the Season 5 DVD release, and the availability of Season 5 on Sky Box Sets (U.K. fans).

Dagos_Rivers (Glen) leads the wolf pack, and is joined by SerPatricktheTall (Patrick) and Samos (Sam) to deliver their thoughts on the most popular season to date, and whether Game of Thrones has reached it’s peak or if the show will continue to rise in popularity year on year.

Also discussed:
-Madds Mikelson and NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ cancellation.
-Predictions of the Winds of Winter release.
-Theories about TuPac
-Comparisons between Harry Potter and Oedipus
-The scale of villain vs. Geographic origin.
-The theme of incest within the book series.

Running Time: 02:02:02
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 274: Dickensian (BBC One series)


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Dagos_Rivers (Glen), and Bina007 (Bina) review ‘Dickensian’: A murder mystery / drama set in Victorian England, with Charles Dickens’ most popular characters interacting with each other. This show commissioned by the BBC was a big rating hit over Christmas, in the U.K. but quickly lost over half it’s audience due to a chaotic schedule. We both hope other countries like Canada, U.S.A. and India will get a chance to watch it!

The hosts discuss major plotlines which form Origin stories for major characters in Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and Bleak House.

We also discuss the following topics:
-The sex appeal of Aidan Turner (Poldark).
-Emerging costume dramas to ‘replace’ Downton Abbey.
-Other BBC Charles Dickens adaptations (e.g. Bleak House).
-Possibility of worldwide distribution, and a second series.
-Would you accept disinheritance from your parents as a ‘compliment’?
-Christmas TV schedules.

Running Time: 01:11:52
Credits: Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 242: This is England (Movie and TV Series Review)


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Oi oi! The Vassals of Kingsgrave welcome all mongs and spazzes, rude boys and skin-heads, for a discussion of Shane Meadows’ iconic movie and TV miniseries, This Is England. Chronicling the adventures of a group of friends from 1983 to 1990, this series is a tragicomic exploration of social unrest, racism, sex, drugs and dodgy haircuts. The discussion is therefore both explicit and full of spoilers. Also apologies for the intermittent background music from the airport lounge in which this episode was recorded.

Hosts: Bina007 and Dagos_Rivers.

Music credits: Billy Bragg, A New England.

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VoK 234: “I Am” by Leona Lewis (Album Review)


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Dagos_Rivers (Glen), hardcore ‘bunny’ (Leona Lewis calls her fans that, much to my chagrin) attempts a solo podcast to discuss the music, career, and fan obsession of X Factor champion; Leona Lewis, in particular her return to the music scene with her 5th Studio Album, ‘I Am’.

I also discuss the following topics:
-Artwork and the theme of the album
-My appreciation of music in 2006 – 2008
-The 411 on Leona Lewis
-I Am Track by Track review
-Trials and Tribulations for patient Leona fans
-The songs that got away: Burn, Halo, We Found Love, Strangers, etc.
-Anniversary / Christmas gifts

Running Time: 00:56:44
Credits: Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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