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VOK 612: LOTR ReRead Reunion – Counterfactual History


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Many of us are comfort-reading LOTR right now, so Bina007 decided to gather up the Vassals who hosted the LOTR re-read back in 2013 to discuss what would have happened if Faramir had attended the Council of Elrond rather than Boromir; if Sauron had never found the Ring; if Theoden hadn’t helped Gondor; what if Sauron won; and what if Saruman never went bad.

Thanks to Matt’s Air Con and Paul playing LOTR online this isn’t the cleanest of audio files but we thought The Listener would still like to hear OG Vassals Shellfish, Nadia and EastTexasDirewolf back on the airwaves.  Quotidian hosts include Matt/Varley, Bina, Brett/Whiteraven, Adam/Drownedsnow and Paul/SerDinnerRoll.

Spoilers for all things Tolkien duh.

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VoK 434: Justice League [2017] (Review)



Please join the Vassals as they decide if the latest DCEU movie is Rotten or Fresh and ponder the future if any of DC cinematic universe.

Thomas (FTWard), Adam (drownedsnow), David (davidhhh), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Kevin (Gaiden), and Shane (easttexasdirewolf) Unite the Vassals to discuss who has the best knitted jumper, why Daredevil shaves his chest and where the hell was Gleek?

After Show : 2:27

Intro Music: “Everybody Knows” Written by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson Performed by Leonard Cohen
Outro Music: “Heroes” Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno Performed by David Bowie

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VoK 382: Wonder Woman [2017] (Review)




The S3cr3t Book Club calls a sp3cial m33ting to r3vi3w Wond3r Woman f3aturing our v3ry own Howling Commandos rip offs – Michal (inkasrain), Shan3 (3astt3xasdir3wolf),
Kati3 (taindana), Scott (Skywaltz3r) and Thomas (FTWard).

FTWard mispronounc3s 3v3ryon3’s nam3- r3al and imagin3d, inkasrain tri3s to g3t to the bottom of wh3r3 th3 short n3rdy Amazons ar3, taindana giv3s a l3sson in Hyp3ractiv3 History,
Skywaltz3r onc3 again att3mpts to 3xplain the m3tric “syst3m” and 3astt3xasdir3wolf provid3s som3 much n33d3d p3rsp3ctiv3.

Credits:
Edited by Thomas (FTWard)
Music: Wonder Woman TV Series Intro written by Charles Fox
The Rake’s Progress featuring Dean and the Weenies and Mephiskapheles
Wonder Woman Theme written by Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL, Performed by Tina Guo

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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 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 310: Childhood’s End aka The Great Harry Potter ReRead (Part 1)


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Welcome to the Hogwarts of innuendo! Join the great load o’ duffers known as Michal (inkasrain), Greg (claudiusthefool), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (Varley), Adam (drownedsnow), Zach (Alias), Bing (Shoeshiner), Paul (Pod’s Plight), and Shane (easttexasdirewolf) as they study the first nine chapters of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Listeners will be tested on 90’s technology, baseball insults, and flying phallic imagery.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series, as well as A Song of Ice and Fire (including spoiler chapters) and Captain Planet.

Credits:
Edited by inkasrain
Music by Mike Peoples, inspired by the work of John Williams.

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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 277: Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice [2016] (Review)


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave review of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring our very own Super Friends – Drownedsnow (Adam), eigenvectorjon (Jon), Varley (Matt), easttexasdirewolf (Shane), Alias (Zach) and FTWard (Thomas).
The Vasslas decide which is the best superpower to have, who the greatest detective in the world is and if you SHOULD bring a knife to a gunfight.
Edited by: FTWard XL
Music:
The Red Capes Are Coming by Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL
Performed by Callum McGaw
@CallumMcGaw1
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VoK 276: Twin Peaks ReWatch (Part 8)


The Bookhouse Boys & Girls head back to school for episodes 10-13 of Twin Peaks Season 2: “Dispute Between Brothers,” “Masked Ball,” “The Black Widow,” and “Checkmate.” Steven (SJLee) reveals the secret history of the RCMP, Greg (claudiusthefool) plays with toy soldiers, Shane (easttexasdirewolf) swears his allegiance to the owls, and Katie (Lady Griffin) reads World War Z.

As with previous installments, there are no Twin Peaks spoilers past the episodes discussed.

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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VoK 267: Mad Max: Fury Road [2015] (Review)


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I am awaited! I am awaited in Valhalla!

The Vassals of Kingsgrave review of the latest Oscar-winning instalment in the Mad Max franchise arrives not late but precisely when it means to.

Hosts: Easttexasdirewolf (Shane), Claudiusthefool (Greg),Drownedsnow (Adam), Amberrocks (Amber), Varley (Matt), Alias (Zack), It_Rhymes_With_Sleek (Jack).

Spoilers for all movies in the series.

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VoK 258: The Silmarillion ReRead (Part 9) – Of the Third Age and the Rings of Power


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave conclude their Silmarillion re-read series with Part 9 in which we cover the final section of The Silmarillion, “Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age”.  Join Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Shane (Easttexasdirewolf) & lurker extraordinaire Amber (Amberrocks) as we cover thousands of years of history in 50 minutes.

We tackle the tough questions:
– Was Sauron truly redeemable?
– How much power did Sauron wield through the Rings of Power?
– What happens to all those beautiful ships that sail to Valinor on their one-way voyage?
– How long do you roll your “r”s when pronouncing Saurrrrrrron?

Edited by Greg

Episode Art: “Sauron Forging the One Ring” by Ted Nasmith

Audiobook clips are from “The Silmarillion: Unabridged” by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Martin Shaw, copyright 1998 by Random House Audio.

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VoK 257: Battlestar Galactica ReWatch (Part 1)


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Join Wargasm, ClaudiusTheFool, Bina007, EastTexasDireWolf, Shoeshiner, DrownedSnow, and Jeff14 as they begin VoK’s epic re-watch of Battlestar Galactica. This podcast covers both episodes of the BSG Miniseries.

Warning: Contains spoilers for the 2003 Battlestar Galactica miniseries and contains spoilers for the full 75 episode run of the 2004-2009 Battlestar Galactica TV series at the close of the show. 

Credits:
Edited by Wargasm

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VoK 251: The Silmarillion ReRead (Part 8) – Akallabeth


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Join hosts Brett (Whitehaven), Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Matthieu (Beric175) & Shane (Easttexasdirewolf) as they retell the story of the fall of Numenor.

Edited by Bina007

Episode Art: “The Fall of Numenor” by Darrell Sweet.

Song: Akallabeth by Iggy Metall and Samwise the Brave by Howard Shore, available to purchase on iTunes and other  services.

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VoK 249: The Silmarillion ReRead (Part 7) – The End of an Age


Doors_of_NightThe Vassals of Kingsgrave gather to finish The Quenta Silmarillion.  In part 7 of the re-read we cover chapters 22-24 (Of the Ruin of Doriath, Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin & Of the Voyage of Earendil and the War of Wrath).

Join hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Matthieu (Beric175) & Shane (Easttexasdirewolf) as we recap battles between Elves & Dwarves, Beren kicking some Dwarvish ass, many discussions on the Half-elven, ACTUAL WINGED DRAGONS! as well as the epic conclusion of the first age and the (final?) war between Morgoth and The Valar.

Edited by Greg

Audiobook clips are from “The Silmarillion: Unabridged” by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Martin Shaw, copyright 1998 by Random House Audio.

Episode Art: “The Doors of Night” by John Howe.

Song: “Die Dragons” by Shane, copyright VOK Classics 2015

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VoK 243: Comic Book Club (Vol.6) – Alias (by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos)


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In the latest meeting of the Secret Book Club – Thomas (FTWard), Shane (easttexasdirewolf) and Scott (Skywaltzer) discuss the comic Alias AKA Jessica Jones written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Gaydos.
We cover the first 9 issues of the Marvel series and also speculate on the upcoming Jessica Jones Netflix series that launches on November 20.
Finally we cover the beginning of the Fall seasons of comics on TV and wonder if Steve Rogers collects Social Security.
3:00  Alias Comic Issues #1-9
55:00 Netflix’s Jessica Jones and Alias Issues #10-28
1:28:00 Comics on TV
Credits:
Edited by FTWard
Art by David Mack
Music:
“Hurt” by Trent Reznor
Performed by Ainjel Emme
“Purple Rain” by Prince and The Revolution
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
“Stronger Woman” by Marv Green and Jewel
Performed by Jewel

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VoK 241: Twin Peaks ReWatch (Part 7)


Where do we go from here? The Bookhouse Boys & Girls close the case on episodes 8-9 of Twin Peaks Season 2: “Drive With A Dead Girl” and “Arbitrary Law.” Sing along with Katie (Lady Griffin), Steven (SJLee), Shane (easttexasdirewolf) and Greg (claudiusthefool) in this very…musical entry of VOK.

As with previous installments, there are no Twin Peaks spoilers past the episodes discussed.

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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VoK 235: Twin Peaks ReWatch (Part 6)


Uh-oh. The Bookhouse Boys & Girls have a bad feeling about episodes 6-7 of Twin Peaks season 2: “Demons” and “Lonely Souls.” Greg (claudiusthefool) shoots his television, Shane (easttexasdirewolf) reveals a terrible secret, Steven (SJLee) educates everyone about Northern Territories, and Katie (Lady Griffin) sticks around for the curtains. Beautiful, swaying red curtains.

As with previous installments, there are no Twin Peaks spoilers past the episodes discussed.

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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VoK 230: Twin Peaks ReWatch (Part 5)


Who will you meet in Valhalla? Bookhouse Boys & Girls Greg (claudiusthefool), Steven (SJLee), Katie (Lady Griffin), and Shane (easttexasdirewolf) reconvene in the Roadhouse for some rabbit chili and episodes 3-5 of Twin Peaks season 2: “The Man Behind Glass,” “Laura’s Secret Diary,” and “The Orchid’s Curse.”

As with previous installments, there are no Twin Peaks spoilers past the episodes discussed.

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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VoK 229: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (BBC miniseries)


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In this episode, Bina007, Augustine (Linecom1) and Shane (EastTexasDirewolf) discuss the BBC miniseries based on Susanna Clarke’s novel set in alternate early 19th century England in which practical magic has made a comeback. After the main podcast ends at 1hr20, Bina then speaks to Michal (Inkasrain) about her reaction the show and book.

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