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VoK 677: Creature Chat – Ghosts


Is this the night the hand comes out?

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Sara/DrBlood
Matt/Varley
Kat/kitkathistory24601
Adam/drownedsnow
Michal/inkasrain
Zander/TheLordBaron
Jock/munrojock2

Credits:
Edited by Peter/Shellfish

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VoK 672: Creature Chat – Zombies



Just a Saturday morning chat about walking corpses.

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Sara/DrBlood
Abby/Daceymormont
Zach/Alias
Matt/Varley
Duncan/Valkyrist
Kat/kitkathistory24601

Credits:
Edited by Peter/Shellfish

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VOK 668: What We Do in the Shadows



The Vassals review and discuss the What We Do in the Shadows series and film. Bat!

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Zander/TheLordBaron
Sara/DrBlood
Abby/daceymormont
Jock/munrojock2
Tanja/scilens

Credits:
Edited by Peter/Shellfish

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VoK 666: Creature Chat – Demons



The Vassals delve deep into devilry, and hope to escape with their souls intact. Why is it goats?

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Sara/DrBlood
Jock/munrojock2
Adam/drownedsnow
Zach/Alias
Kat/kitkathistory24601
Patrick/Ser Patrick the Tall

Credits:
Edited by Peter/Shellfish

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VoK 655: Creature Chat – Werewolves



Absolute lunacy erupts as the Vassals come face to face with werewolves! Is the beauty of this beast more than skin-deep? Topics include the history of werewolf tales, possible inspirations, shapeshifters around the world, and general human-canine relations.

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Sara/DrBlood
Abby/daceymormont
Adam/drownedsnow
Matt/Varley
Kit/kgcanary
Jock/munrojock2

Credits:
Edited by Peter/Shellfish

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VoK 652: Creature Chat – Animal Beef and Phobia


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The Vassals confront their fears and air their grievances about animals! Topics include insects that infest and invade your home, the true meaning of beef, penguin prostitution, and more!

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Zander/TheLordBaron
Sara/DrBlood
Jock/munrojock2
Abby/daceymormont
Amber/amberrocks
Marie/Nymeria
Adam/drownedsnow

Credits:
Edited by Peter



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VoK 649: A Seminar of Ice and Fire (Part 3) – Monsters


In the third installment of A Seminar of Ice and Fire—the VoK series that examines A Song of Ice and Fire through various theoretical texts—the Vassals take on Jeffrey Jerome Cohen’s essay “Monster Culture (Seven Theses).”

We talk about what makes a monster, what monsters we see (or don’t see) in a Song of Ice and Fire, and what particular types of monsters might suggest about the culture that created them.

Hosts:
Sara/DrBlood
Ben/KingJucio
Varley
Peter/Shellfish
Wilson/The Wandering Prophet
Patrick/Ser Patrick the Tall

Credits:
Edited by Shellfish

A PDF of the Cohen reading is available here. For more reading on some of the other topics mentioned in the episode, you can start with Bauman, Zygmunt, Community: Seeking Safety in an Insecure World (2000); and Tajfel, H., “The achievement of inter-group differentiation” (1978).

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VoK 647: Creature Chat — Vampires


Creature chat discusses vampires!

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Zander/The Lord Baron
Sara/DrBlood
Jock/munrojock2
Abby/daceymormont
Matt/Varley
Patrick/Ser Patrick the Tall

Content Warning: This episode contains discussion and descriptions of sex and sexuality, bodily fluids, decaying corpses, murder, torture, animal distress, and very bad vampire impressions.

Credits:
Edited by Shellfish

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VoK 642: A GameShow of Thrones #3 (VOKathon Edition)



During their 24-hour VOKathon, the Vassals face off in another thrilling round of A Song of Ice and Fire trivia. Join quizmaster Duncan (Valkyrist), scorekeeper Matt (Varley), reigning champion Michal (inkasrain), and challengers Abdullah (Quaith from Asshai), Peter (Shellfish), Abby (DaceyMormont), Sara (DrBlood), Zach (Alias), Ben (King Jucio), Matt (mattdaze13), Michael (Khal Wadege) David (davidhhh), Hannah (thewingedshadow), Patrick (TheTall), and Kevin (nuncle kevin).

Who will claim the crown? Who will spit the dummy? There’s only one way to find out!

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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Links
A GameShow of Thrones #2
A GameShow of Thrones #1

VoK 639: Creature Chat – Dragons



The Vassals convene to chat about magical reptiles of various shapes and sizes. So grab your ceiling wax and look out for sharkdoors.

Hosts:
Peter/Shellfish
Michal/inkasrain
Sara/DrBlood
Amber/amberrocks
Zander/The Lord Baron
Marie/Nymeria
Ben/King Jucio
Adam/drownedsnow

Credits:
Edited by Peter

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VoK 634: Creature Chat



The Vassals of Kingsgrave sit down to chat about creatures. Join vassals Shellfish (Peter), Munjorock2 (Jock), Daceymormont (Abby), and DrBlood (Sara) on their expedition into the animal kingdom! Topics of discussion include pets, animal intelligence, and genetic memory. 

VoK 598: Jon Snow’s Endgame aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 105)


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Join us for the penultimate chapter episode of this epic reread! It’s all Jon all of the time as we cover the events of August 13th to 17th 300 AL – Jon 10 (4 minutes in), Jon 11 (38 mins in) and Jon 12 (55 mins in) of A Dance With Dragons. The aftershow begins at 1hr28mins with Game of Thrones spoilers at 1hr29mins.

Your hosts today are Bina007, Nymeria/Maria, DrownedSnow/Adam, Inkasrain/Michal, Blue-Eyed-Queen/Casey and DrBlood/Sara.

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 596: A Seminar of Ice and Fire (Part 2) – The Dynamics of Faith



Sara aka DrBlood continues her seminar series examining A Song of Ice and Fire through various theoretical texts. This time, she and the rest of the crew consider whether or not the many central characters in this story have an “ultimate concern,” or an overriding purpose that demands total surrender as Paul Tillich describes in his text, The Dynamics of Faith.

Hosts: Sara (DrBlood), Adam (drownedsnow), and Zach (Alias)

Paul Tillich’s The Dynamics of Faith

This podcast will contain spoilers for all published book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. 

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Music by Alpine Universe and DrumurBoy

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VoK 590: And Seven Times the Man-Baby! aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 101)


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Join Sara/Dr Blood as she corrals her seven nerds – including Reread curator Adam/Drownedsnow; regular contributors Jock/MunroJock2; Matt/Varley; Dan/WitlessChum – and returning OGs – Brett/Whiteraven and Ser Patrick The Tall.  They cover The Kingbreaker/Barristan 3, The Dragontamer/Quentyn 4, and the Queen’s Hand/Barristan 4 from Dance.  These events take place between July 15th and 18th 300 AL.

Music credit – Alpine Universe and Horrible Histories

Picture credit – Dejan Delic on Deviantart

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all of George’s published works, but not for Game of Thrones.

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[Essay] The article Dan mentions on Dany as a tragic Shakespearean hero

VoK 583: Ride or Die! aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 98)


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Join us for the 98th episode of the linear reread. In this sintallment we spend a lot of time on Dany 9 from Dance and we also get into Arianne 1 from Winds. Your hosts are QueenJames, Dr. Blood, Khal Wadege, Gaiden, Pops88, Shadow_baby, Nymeria, Varley, and Bina007.

Spoilers for all ASOIAF including TWOW preview chapters. We also have a GOT show discussion in the aftershow.

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VoK 582: A Buyer’s Market aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 97)


Meereen

Join the vassals as we continue our epic linear reread. Tyrion, Penny, and Jorah are sold to Yezzan zo Qaggaz, Dany makes peace with Yunkai, introduces Quentyn to her dragons, attends the opening of the fighting pits and flies away on Drogon. Oh yeah, Arianne is in this episode too…

The episode was split into two parts due to length. In part 1 we review Tyrion 10 and Dany 8 from Dance. In part 2 we spend a lot of time on Dany 9 from Dance and we also get into Arianne 1 from Winds. Your hosts are QueenJames, Dr. Blood, Khal Wadege, Gaiden, Pops88, Shadow_baby, Nymeria, Varley, and Bina007.

Spoilers for all ASOIAF including TWOW preview chapters. We also have a GOT show discussion in the aftershow of part 2.

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VoK 579: The Dragon Prince (Netflix series) – Season 3


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Join Michal, Zack, Adam and Bina for a spoiler-ific discussion of the third season of Netflix’ The Dragon Prince. Spoilers for The Mandalorians in the aftershow, 52 mins in.

Special appearance from Baby Dr Blood at the start and end.

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VoK 568: A Seminar of Ice and Fire (Part 1) – Totemism



VoK’s very own Dr Blood begins a series of academic examinations through a Song of Ice and Fire. To start, we take a look at Durkheim’s Elementary Forms of Religious Life–specifically the excerpts where he discusses totemism.*

In addition to sigils and house symbolism/identity, we touch on everything from ethical questions (e.g. the “wolves” and “lions’ ravaging the Riverlands) to tinfoil (just how close are the Targs to dragons??), as well as more character-centric considerations (Dany, her silver, and her eggs; the Starks and their direwolves, etc.)…and anything else we can come up with! What would have happened if the Starks had found another Direwolf for Theon? Is Victarion Greyjoy a Raiders fan? Isn’t the Flayed Man such a bad brand that it would have been changed at some point?

Hosts: Sara (DrBlood), Adam (drownedsnow), Wilson (The Wandering Prophet), and Michael (Khal Wadege).

*Totemism: A system of belief in which humans are said to have kinship or a mystical relationship with a spirit-being, such as an animal… (Britannica.com)

Here’s a link to the Durkheim selections we focus on:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wO5AfgU9rDYdkQ21kI6MvrLO-3g6PRMq

This might also be helpful, especially 4&5: http://durkheim.uchicago.edu/Summaries/forms.html

http://bestiary.ca/

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

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VoK 566: Gaming the Thrones (Part 2) – Euron Greyjoy



In this episode we will be covering the show Game of Thrones and how it ended certain plots as well as where those plots stand going into “The Winds of Winter”. Will be discussing the effectiveness of the show’s arc as well as the potential impact, if any, on Martin’s future books. Join us as we try to separate fact from fan fiction.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Kevin (Gaiden), Sara (DrBlood), and Matt (Blu3arm0r).

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 554: Gaming the Thrones (Part 1) – The Others



In this episode we will be covering the show Game of Thrones and how it ended certain plots. Will be discussing the effectiveness of the show’s arc as well as the potential impact, if any, on Martin’s future books. Our first in topic in this series is the Others (White Walkers) and the Night King.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Kevin (Gaiden), Sara (DrBlood), and Matt (Blu3arm0r).

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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