Tag Archives: FTWard

VoK 600: The Dance of the Vassals VI aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 106)


final

Welcome to the 600th episode of the Vassals of Kingsgrave! We begin with some chat from the VOK Curators  about the status of the fandom and what will come next for VOK in the absence of a new book. Your hosts are Casey/Blue-Eyed-Queen; Hashtag Greg/ClaudiusTheFool; Adam/Drownedsnow; Zack/Alias; Bina007, the Podcast Bard/Jed O’White Hart and a guest appearance from Nadia.

At 41m, we move to the penultimate episode of the reread but the final chapter episode!  We cover the final two linear timeline chapters of A Dance With Dragons – Dany 10 and Jon 13 – both taking place at an unspecified time in late July to – late August 300 AL.  To do so we reunite some of the hosts of the first two episodes of the reread – published back in August 2015 – Thomas/FTWard; Brett/Whiteraven; Michael/Mordion; Matt/Varley and Bina007.  And we also get two special songs from the Podcast Bard.

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.

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Join The Craziness!
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 594: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) [2019] (Review)



Please join Sarah (Lady Weaver), Matt (blu3arm0r) and Thomas (FTWard) as we discuss the fantabulous fashion, action, music and characters in DCs latest film. We also talk about the issues surrounding the movie, the Harley Quinn animated series and the future of the DCEU (if that is still even a thing).

After Show @ 1:06:00

Credits:
Edited by Thomas (FTWard)

Fandom Entertainment, Charting With Dan Bird’s of Prey Video
Dan and Roth on Fandom Entertainment
Hollywood Already Did It

Music:

Barracuda
Written by Ann Wilson, Roger Fisher, Nancy Wilson, Michael Derosier
Performed by Heart

Woman
Written by Andrew Pearson, Kesha Sebert, Stephen Wrabel
Performed by @emmajayne

It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Written by James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome
Performed by Jurnee Smollett-Bell

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Episode Thread
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed

 

VoK 585: Watchmen (HBO miniseries) – Retrospective


960x0

No, Miss Crookshanks! It’s only just begun!

Welcome to the VOK review of maybe the only ever season of the TV show, Watchmen. (We reviewed episodes 1-3 in VOK 576).

Your hosts are Adam (drownedsnow), Amber (amberrocks), Jock (Munrojock2), Matt (blu3arm0r), Michael (Mordion) and Thomas (FTWard). There’s an aftershow at 1hr 24m in which Bina007 and DavidHHH share their thoughts on the season with a little counter-point from Mordion.

Editor: FTWard.

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Join The Craziness!
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 576: Watchmen (HBO series) – Mid-Series Discussion


hbo-watchmen-regina-king-sister-night_0

Join Thomas (FTward), Michael (Mordion), Matt (Blu3arm0r), Adam (DrownedSnow) and Bina007 as they discuss the first three episodes of HBO’s Watchmen.

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Join The Craziness!
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed
[Peteypedia] Official world building
[The Hollywood Reporter] Lindelof on Ep 1
[Official Podcast] HBO’s episode guide

VoK 573: Joker [2019] (Review)


JKR_DAY056_120418_1251888.dng

Please join Jock (MunroJock2) , Matt (Blu3arm0r), Michael (Mordion) and Thomas (FTWard) as we discuss Joker (2019) – director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix’s controversial origin story of comics most iconic villain.

Edited by: FTWard
Aftershow: 1:45:00

Music –
Intro:
My Name Is Carnival
Written by: Jackson C. Frank
Performed by: Erland & The Carnival

Outro:
Bathroom Dance
Written by: Hildur Guðnadóttir
Performed by: Evan Handyside

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Join The Craziness!
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 558: YouTube Cast


youtubeimage

Welcome to YouTube, please submit your personality to the algorithm! Join Vassals Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Jock (Munrojock2), Matt (blu3arm0r), Michael (Mordion), and Thomas-ish (FTWard) as they explore a fraction of the internet’s strange, wonderful, and essentially incomprehensible video place. Topics discussed include our own YouTube proclivities, the perils of family vlogging, capitalism, beauty guru drama, and how math can make you a radical. Plus, learn to carve a turkey and start a cult in less than ten minutes.

Also check out our episode on ASMR: https://vokpodcast.com/2019/06/27/vok-556-asmr-cast

Edited by inkasrain

Articles referenced:

Algorithms Won’t Fix What’s Wrong With YouTube:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/opinion/youtube-algorithm.html

The Making of a YouTube Radical: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/08/technology/youtube-radical.html

Intro music: The YouTube Song by Trevon Johnson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj7ycgOlIWw)

Outro music: The Official YouTube Song by James Adams
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BIpqGi4Wiw)

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 556: ASMR Cast



Please join Vassals Michael (Mordion), Thomas (FTWard) and our special guest Tori ASMR (@toriperezz) as we discuss our experiences with ASMR, the ASMR community, YouTube and the tragic apostrophe shortage in Canada.

After Show: 1:38:00

ToriASMR 
This American Life: A Tribe Called Rest
Reese The Movie: A Movie About Reese (An ASMR Experience)
WhispersRed ASMR
SouthernASMR Sounds
Phoenician Sailor
Waluigi Whispers
VioletsVoice
Scottish Murmurs ASMR
ASMR Glow
Goodnight Moon
TheOneLilium ASMR
ARDRA -asmr-

Credits:
Edited by FTWard

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Episode Thread
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 553: Chernobyl (HBO miniseries)


cq5dam.web.1200.675

The vassals discuss the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries Chernobyl, depicting the 1986 nuclear reactor disaster.

Hosts – Bina007, Adam/Drownedsnow, Jock/MunroJock2, Thomas/FTWard, Steven/SJLee, and Matt/Varley.

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Join The Craziness!
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 548: Deadwood (HBO series) – Season 2



Please join (most of the) The Ambulators (Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Dana (taindana), Dermot (tomred) and Thomas (FTWard) ) as we discuss the second season of the HBO series Deadwood.

Before going completely off the rails we do discuss gender, race, class, technology, politics and religion as well as other important topics like Anzac desserts, turkey fucking and how best to spend our tax refunds. (Spoiler – https://southamptonsagharborbooks.com)

Aftershow @ 1:35

Credits:
Edited by FTWard

Intro:
Calling All Angels
Performed By: k.d. lang and Jane Siberry
Written By: Jane Siberry

Outro:
Froggie Went a Courtin’
Performed By: Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band
Written By: Unknown

Audio clips thanks to http://deadwoodchronicles.com/

@sepinwall Uproxx Deadwood Reviews/Commentary

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Episode Thread
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 536: Ice & Fire Con 2019 Recap



The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene to recap their experiences at the always wonderful Ice and Fire Con held at Dear Creek Lodge in Mt. Sterling, Ohio in the last weekend of April, 2019. Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Zach (Alias), Jon (eigenvectorjon), Duncan (Valkyrist), Adam (drownedsnow), Thomas aka Tomas (FTWard), Dan (Witless Chum), and Matt (blu3arm0r) as they talk about all the fun events held at the con, indulge in some Ohio bashing, and reflect on the many hangouts they enjoyed together.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Music: Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

Ice and Fire Con Website (including 2020 information)
Ice and Fire Con YouTube (where videos from the event will be posted)

The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource by BryndenBFish

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Episode Thread
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 532: Fat Pink Cast aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 84)


VoK Reread 84 Art

The Vassals are back for another Great Linear A Song of Ice and Fire Reread. Join our hosts QueenJames, FTWard (Thomas), Nymeria (Marie), Khal Wadege (Michael), Gaiden (Kevin), MunroJock2 (Jock), and Nadia as they raise their fat pink masts and make their way through the Myrish swamp.

Our chapters are:
Arya 3/Cat of the Canals (Feast) – Arya kills Dareon, becomes blind
Sam 4 (Feast) – Aemon dies
Cersei 7 (Feast) – News of the Shield Islands. Loras sent to take Dragonstone

The next episode will be hosted by Bina and will cover Jaime 5 and 6 from Feast and Tyrion 8 from Dance.

This podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in A Song Of Ice And Fire but not the Game of Thrones TV show until 1hr 3m.

Picture credit – Marc Simonetti, Fantasy Flight Games

Music credit – Alpine Universe

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Join The Craziness!
[Podcast Bard] Jed’s Song On Youtube
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 509: Video Game Roundtable – 2018 Edition




The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene for another video game roundtable.  This time around Vassals Thomas (FTWard), Bing (shoeshiner), Matt (blu3arm0r), and Zach (Alias) gather to talk about some of their favorite video games in the year of 2018. They also share some of the biggest games they are anticipating in 2019.

0:15 – Introduction
23:50 – Kingdom Come: Deliverance
37:50 – Marvel’s Spider-Man
47:30 – Valkyria Chronicles 4
56:30 – BATTLETECH
1:05:30 – Celeste
1:11:40 – God of War (2018)
1:20:30 – Everything Else We Played
1:44:00 – Most Anticipated (and Unanticipated) Games of 2019

Credits:
Edited by Zach

Field of Hopes And Dreams – Deltarune OST
Kingdom Come Deliverance – Skalitz 1403
Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) OST – Spider-Man
Valkyria Chronicles 4 OST – Title Theme
BATTLETECH 02 – Restoration
Celeste Original Soundtrack – 02 – First Steps
God of War | God of War OST
Gris, Pt. 1

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Episode Thread
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 506: You (Lifetime series) – Season 1


pennbadgley

Join Bina, Marie, Sarah, Thomas and Jock as they discuss the eminently trashy but binge-able Lifetime/Netflix TV show You, starring Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgely as a murderous bookshop owner.  (Hashtag Greg, say it ain’t so!) This episode is spoiler-filled for the first season of the show.

Music credits – Tonight You Belong To Me by Joseph William Morgan featuring Lola Rhodes – the theme tune of the show.

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Join The Craziness!
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 502: Deadwood (HBO series) – Season 1


VOK502

Please join The Ambulators (Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Matt (blu3arm0r), Dana (taindana), Dermot (tomred) and Thomas (FTWard) ) as we meander through the muddy streets of Deadwood.
Along the way we discuss and debate US Geography, the impact of S.C.U.B.A. diving on Western culture, what we should call “Kristen Bell”, why Bina is our Cornland expert and the proper technique for Tanker Wanking.
One cocksucker said “It’s been a super fun conversation but it’s going to be a shitty podcast to listen to…” but eventually we do manage to mention Season One of the HBO series Deadwood.

After Show; 1:35:00

Music –

Intro
“The Farmer and the Cowman”
Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Performed by: taindana

Outro
“Not Dark Yet”
Songwriter: Bob Dylan
Performed by: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

Credits:
Edited by FTWard

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Episode Thread
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed

 

 

VoK 497: The Worst Decision in Planetos aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 79)


maxresdefault

Our journey into FeastDance goes further as we get three epic chapters – Cersei re-arms the Faith in Cersei 6 (4m35s); Jon learns of Ramsay’s marriage plans in Jon 6 (35m); and Tyrion gets kidnapped in Tyrion 6 (59m)! These events take place between April 10th and 15th 300 AL.

Your crew for these events are first time MC, QueenJames, OG Vassals FTWard/Thomas and Nadia, podcast newbie Abby/Darceymormont, and our beloved peanuts Khal Wadege/Michael, Jock/MunroJock2 and Zander/The Lord Baron.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for anything in George R R Martin’s ASOIAF series. Content from TWOW preview chapters will be clearly flagged and avoidable. We do not discuss or spoil the show.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read will be hosted by Marie/Nymeria and will cover Jaime 4 from Feast and Dany 5 and Davos 4 from Dance.

Picture credit – HBO

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Join The Craziness!
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 493: Mindhunter (Netflix series) – Season 1


mindhunter

Join the psycho sickos Thomas, Dana, Bina, Hannah, and Varley as they do a deep dive into the first season of the Netflix series Mindhunter. This podcast reviews the series and takes a deeper look into the killers featured in it. The sickos will discuss dark and disturbing issues that may not be suitable for everyone. With that in mind enjoy the long awaited, poorly edited (by Varley) podcast as an early Halloween gift.

Music credit – Mindhunter theme by Jason Hill.

Links:
[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive.org] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 483: Ice & Fire Con 2018 Recap




Hey, remember Ice and Fire Con? We finally got a podcast out about it. Get an inside look at what it’s like at this wonderful event as Vassals Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (blu3arm0r), Greg (claudiusthefool), Zach (Alias), Dan (Witless Chum), Thomas (FTWard), and Jon (eigenvectorjon) recap and share their experiences of Ice and Fire Con 2018.

Credits:
Edited by Alias
Music by Alpine Universe and DrumurBoy

Ice and Fire Con Links
Ice and Fire Con 2019 Tickets
Ice and Fire Con and Vassals of Kingsgrave Instagram pages for more pictures from the event
Westeros: An American Musical
The Rains of Castamere in Russian by Pasha
Mallory/Sanxrian’s Art
The Broken Man by Scad from Davos Fingers
The Floppy Fish by Tom o’Sevens
Ser Duncan the Tall vs Rohanne Webber Rap Battle

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Episode Thread
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 443: Wormwood (Netflix miniseries)


wormwood

Join Bina007, Matt/Varley, Thomas/FTward and Jock/MunroJock2 as they have a spoiler-filled discussion of Netflix’s docu-drama series Wormwood, released in December 2017. Directed by Oscar winning documentarian Errol Morris, the series investigates the apparent suicide of the bacteriologist Frank Olson in 1953, and posits the theory that the CIA assassinated him because he was a security risk.

Links:
[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive.org] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[RSS] Podcast Feed

VoK 437: The JFK Assassination (Part 1) – Dallas 11/22/63 and Lee Harvey Oswald


14eceaw

Please join Bina (Bina007), Matt (Varley), Jock (MunroJock2) and Thomas (FTWard) as we begin discussing the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  We explore the context and events of Dallas November 22 1963, the short life of Lee Harvey Oswald, our own personal theories and say allegedly often while making air quotes.

As this is Part 1, we would very much welcome your feedback and participation in this ongoing discussion.

Edited by: FTWard

Photo – Handbill circulated by Robert Surrey, an aide to General Edwin A. Walker, in Dallas November 1963.

After Show begins at 1:41:00

Intro Audio – WFAA TV Dallas

Outro Music – “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead” written by Andy Partridge
Performed by Crash Test Dummies featuring Ellen Reid

Links:
[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive.org] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[RSS] Podcast Feed
[Zapruder] Zapruder film Zoomed in plus SUPER SLOW MOTION (HIGH QUALITY)

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

[MP3] Download or play this episode directly
[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org
[Forum] Join The Craziness!
[iTunes] Subscribe to us on iTunes
[Stitcher] Subscribe to us on Stitcher
[RSS] Podcast Feed