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VoK 77: Downton Abbey (ITV series)


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Vikram (Fortytwo) is joined by Nadia, Glen(Dagos_Rivers) and Saad (Saad164) to review Julian Fellowes Period Drama Downton Abbey.

Beware of Spoilers and we regret the poor audio quality.

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (Fortytwo)
Audio and Music excerpts taken from the Show

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VoK 75: The Hedge Knight (by George R. R. Martin)


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The Vassals raise their pavilions at Ashford Meadow to discuss The Hedge Knight, the first story in George R. R. Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg series of novellas. Topics include the role of smallfolk in Westeros and the main story, knights and knighthood, how coinage and the economy of Westeros functions, the age old question of who has a right and claim to rule, and why fahrenheit is better than celsius. Zach (Alias), Bina (Bina007), Vikram (FortyTwo), Amanda (MiddleCyclone), Michael (Mordion), Leigh (LordManderblee) and Nadia (Nadia) also consider various theories that the story has spawned and how they relate to the A Song of Ice and Fire world at large.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)
Music excerpts taken from the soundtrack of HBO’s Game of Thrones, composed by Ramin Djawadi

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Links:
Legends (The Hedge Knight)
The Hedge Knight Graphic Novel
Legends II (The Sworn Sword)
The Sworn Sword Graphic Novel
Warriors (The Mystery Knight)

VoK 74: Vikings (History Channel series) – Season 1


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Vikram (Fortytwo) is joined by Brett(White Raven) and Nadia to review and discuss Michael Hirst’s Epic Saga Vikings. The crew try to puzzle out navigation by sun dial, women in Viking society, what was the point of the priest character Athelstan, Effect of Vikings on England and then finish it all off with One Nite/marry/kill game.

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (Fortytwo)
Outro music was Fever Ray’s If I had a heart

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VoK 68: House of Cards (Netflix series) – Seasons 1 & 2


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Beware of Spoilers, the following podcast discusses Season 1 and 2 of House of Cards in detail.

Join the Vassals as they review and discuss the first and second season of Netflix Original Series “House of Cards”. Quorum includes Fortytwo, FTWard, Mordian, Shellfish and Bina007.

Credits:
Edited by Vikram aka Fortytwo
Outro is “Whatever Became of Hubert” by Tom Lehrer

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VoK 61: The Winds of Winter – Preview Chapters (by George R. R. Martin)


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Cold winds rise as the Vassals dive into the first 8 preview chapters of George R. R. Martin’s The Winds of Winter. Jon Vikram (fortytwo), Bina, Duncan (Valkyrist), Nadia and Zach (Alias) as they discuss the Battle of Winterfell, the Siege of Meereen, and Aegon’s Second Landing.

Before going through the chapters, however, the hosts have a general debate over what constitutes a spoiler in contemporary culture. After that, its wild, unmitigated book 6 speculation (and the occasional bit of intelligent analysis).

Due to the episode’s length, each segment has been time-stamped with a short musical cue:

3:23 – “Spoilers” in Pop Culture
32:15 – Theon I
1:00:23 – Tyrion I & II
1:12:25 – Victarion I
1:37:52 – Barristan I & II
2:13:58 – Arianne I & II
3:00:55 – ????

Warning: This episode contains spoilers for the sixth (unpublished) book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Various tracks owned by The Walt Disney Company, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment.

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Links:
Theon I (full reading) [released Dec 2011]
Victarion I (partial reading) [recorded Mar 2012]
Arianne I (full reading) [released Jan 2013]
Barristan I (full reading) [published Oct 2013]
Summaries for Unreleased Chapters

VoK 53: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug [2013] (Review)


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Happy New Year Listeners! . Fortytwo is joined by LordManderblee, Bina007, Shellfish, No True Lady, White Raven and Scilens to rate, review and discuss Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013).

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo

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Links:
Tolkien Professor on Hobbit 2
Elf Lore Comic
Thranduil in 1977’s Hobbit
Golum in Wellington Airport

VoK 46: The Princess and the Queen (by George R. R. Martin)


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Vikram (fortytwo) is joined by Bina (Bina007), Nadia, Michal (inkasrain), Thomas (FTWard),  Leigh (LordManderBlee), and Duncan (Valkyrist) to review and discuss George R. R. Martin’s latest novella “The Princess and the Queen”.

Beware of Spoilers: This podcast discusses the novella in detail.

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo

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Links:
King Stephen and Matilda of Boulogne

VoK 43: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey [2012] (Review)


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Approached out of the blue by the wizard Eiffel the grey, fortytwo finds himself joining the company of forum dwellers LordManderblee, Shellfish, Easttexasdirewolf and Teddart to review Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit 1: An Unexpected Journey. Their journey will take them through treacherous spoiler filled territory of Hobbit the book, LoTR trilogy and other Tolkien Lore; lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs, Sorcerers and sexualized dwarves !!!

Beware of spoilers, the following podcast discusses the movie Hobbit 1, Hobbit the book and Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo
The Misty Mountain by Howard Shore

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Links:
Dwarf Cheat Sheet
Tolkien Professor
Peter Jackson’s Youtube Channel
Hobbit Contract

VoK 41: Temeraire (by Naomi Novik)


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Fortytwo is joined by LordManderblee for an in-dept discussion on Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series of books.

Beware of spoilers, the following podcast discusses all published books of Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series.

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo
Image by http://straydogsbite.tumblr.com/

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Links:
Podcast When Diplomacy Fails on Napoleon
Temeraire Fan Art @ Deviantart

VoK 39: BlizzCon 2013 Recap


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Join Vikram (Fortytwo), Zach (Alias) and Bill (MrKorb) as they Recap BlizzCon 2013.
@ 7:05 mins They Discuss New WoW expansion Warlords of Draenor
@ 42 mins they compare who spend the most money of Hearthstone
@ 53 mins they discuss Heroes of Storm Blizz’s new MOBA
@ 59:50 mins they debate if its worth buying the new Diablo expansion Reaper of Souls
@ 66:30 mins they discuss the state of StarCraft 2

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo
Music:
Stormwind from WoW Soundtrack
Main Theme from Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Main Theme from Heroes of the Storm
Main Theme from Diablo 3 soundtrack
Terran from Starcraft 2 soundtrack

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Conan O’Brien takes over Arena casting at BlizzCon

VoK 38: Thor – The Dark World [2013] (Review)


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It’s a super-sized Thor The Dark World review with easttexasdirewolf, Erinyes, fortytwo, inkasrain( Michal), No True Lady, Shellfish, Teddard and Tori. Prepare to hear about a movie that all the hosts claim they enjoyed…yet have massive issues with. Also, there will be fangirling.

Editing Credits: No True lady

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Skype Chatlog during the recording

VoK 35: Anime Roundtable (Vol.1)


In this Anime edition of VoK Roundtable, APOIAF’s Amin makes his first VoK appearance along with forum regular MrKorb.
@ 2mins Bill aka MrKorb introduces the crew to “Simoun” a steampunk yuri anime.
@ 14:30 mins Vikram aka Fortytwo talks about his favorite anime “Darker than Black”
@ 24mins Amin talks about some anime he liked, and his plan to do BoK on them.
@ 41:50 mins A Blizzcon distracted Vikram reminisces about world of Warcraft with Bill.

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo
Music from:
Simoun Opening soundtrack
Howling by Abingdon Boys School and
Tsukiakari no Michishirube from Darker Than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

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Links:
Podcast Awards
Simoun DVD @ Amazon
Darker Than Black @ Hulu
Amin’s Anime BoK todo
MrKorb’s Tumblr
Amin’s Tumblr
Amin’s Twitter

VoK 33: Gravity [2013] (Review)


Join Mission Cmdr Fortytwo and Mission Specilist Dr Bina007 as they discuss Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. The crew begin by talking about the London Film Festival , flims that did well there and might do well at Oscars too.
@ 12:25 they begin the spoiler free discussion on Gravity, then
@ 23:12 switch to all spoiler discussion.

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo
Pronunciation for Alfonso Cuarón
Audio Excerpt from Gravity Trailer

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Links:
Podcast Awards
Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Jonás Cuarón filmed a short to tell the other half of a Gravity scene

VoK 31: Books Roundtable (Vol.1)


In our first ever VoK Roundtable Book Editions the Hosts each bring in and talk about their favorite books.

Vikram talks about His Majesty’s Dragon by Norvik @ 4:20mins
Glen discusses Fall of Giants by Ken Follett @ 16:50mins
Nadia talks about The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye @ 28:00
Shane talks about Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry @ 48:00mins

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo
Skyrim Soundtrack Dovakiin
Excerpt from Audiobook read by Simon Vance
Edwin Starr’s War (What Is It Good For?)
Coke Studio Pakistan’s LAILI JAAN
Lonesome Dove Soundtrack

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VoK 24: Breaking Bad (AMC series) – Season 5


Join our four guest hosts for a spoiler-filled discussion of AMC’s Breaking Bad. Fortytwo aka Vikram, Valkyrist aka Duncan, Alias aka Zach and Bina007 aka Bina take a critical look at the entire series.

Credits:
Edited by fortytwo
Music from Breaking Bad original soundtrack.

Episode 24:
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Podcast: Breaking Bad Insider
Podcast: AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER

VoK 15: FeastDance (Part 3) – All Roads Lead to Essos


Beware of spoilers, the following podcast discusses all published books of A Song of Ice and Fire

In this 3rd installment of Feast Dance discussion, the theme is “All roads lead to Essos”. Fortytwo is joined by Bina007, Nadia, jesicka309 and LordManderblee to discuss the PoVs of Barristan Selmy (5:40), Quentyn Martell (30:38), Victarion Greyjoy (54:13) and Jon Connington (1:20:10). The Crew discuss “who the is Harpy ?”, “Is Quentyn still alive?”, “How dumb is Victarion?” and “If Griffon was gay”.

Credits:
Edited by fortytwo
Music from Game of Thrones soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi

Episode 15:
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Links:
The Geekie awards Livestream
The Geekie awards
Podcast of Ice and Fire store page
APOIAF at deviant art
Martin’s interview
APOIAF forums

VoK 14: Mad Men (AMC series) – Seasons 1 & 2


Beware of spoilers, the following podcast discusses the first two Seasons of Mad Men in detail. Plus our staple discussion of Game of Thrones creeps in as we discuss the casting of Mace Tyrell.

Dagos_Rivers is joined by fortytwo and bina007 from the Podcast of Ice and Fire forums to discuss season 1 and 2 of Mad Men, ogle the cast and discuss plans for future episodes of VOK.

Also included are casting news on Game of Thrones, the nature of italian men, the history of spousal rape and what happens when you type ‘A Feast For Crows’ into the search bar on iTunes.

Credits:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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References:
Mace Tyrell Casting
Bina007’s review of Heaven’s Gate

VoK 13: The Wolverine [2013] (Review)


Beware of spoilers, the following podcast discusses the movie Wolverine in detail. Plus there are tons of Game of thrones references.

Fortytwo is joined by Bina, LordManderblee, EastTexasDirewolf and Teddard to review Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine(2013).

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo
Music from Wolverine movie soundtrack.

Episode 13:
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Bina’s 10min spoiler free review
Sean T. Collins’s Wolverine Through the Years

VoK 12: Pacific Rim [2013] (Review)


Fortytwo is joined by LordManderblee and Bina007 to jibber jabber about Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Discussion is mostly spoiler free. Beware, somehow they still end up talking about Songs of Ice and Fire.

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo
Music from Pacific Rim soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi

Episode 12:
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Opening Clip : Kaiju Remedies
Tumblr on Pacific Rim

VoK 11: FeastDance (Part 2) – Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things


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Beware of Spoilers, The following podcast discusses A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons in detail.

Dagos_Rivers is joined by forlorn APOIAF forum addicts Bina007, Alias and fortytwo to continue the discussion of A Feast for Crows and A Dance With Dragons aka FeastDance, that began in VOK episode 4. The discussion delves into the short yet sweet journey and training of Sansa, Bran and Arya Stark. At the end of the show, we discuss plans for Part 3 of the discussion which will be titled ‘All Roads Lead to Essos’.

Observations made during the discussion:

-George R.R. Martin’s hate for musicians (Due to unrequited love of a musician)
-Alias’s Alternative theory to ‘Promise me, Ned’
-Faceless men are like the A-Team
-Bran chilling in a tree is akin to Rod Taylor in The Time Machine

Editing Credits: Dagos_Rivers

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Links:
Martin Breaks a Guitar at ComicCon 2013
The Grand Faceless Men Conspiracy Theory