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VoK 543: DragonCast – “The Iron Throne” (S08E06 Review) [Game of Thrones Series Finale]



Dragoncast gets together to talk Thrones one last time for the series finale. The end of this journey through televised fan fiction.

Aftershow at 1:17:00

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Bina (Bina007), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (White Raven), and Greg (claudiusthefool).

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 542: DragonCast – “The Bells” (S08E05 Review)


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The Dragoncast vassals discuss the latest episode of Game of Thrones, “The Bells.”

Hosts: Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Michal (inkasrain) Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (blu3armor), Zach (Alias), and Paul (Serdinnerroll)

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

Music Credits: Karliene – Dragon Queen (Mhysa) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lwyhfnPlog

Editor: Michal

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VoK 534: Avengers – Endgame [2019] (Review)



11 years of Marvel Cinematic history come to an end with Avengers: Endgame and VoK goes along for the ride. We discuss Endgame, our expectations going in, where we think the MCU is going, and how much these characters have meant to us. Also, is Hulk a hottie?

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Amber (amberrocks), and Paul(SerDinnerRoll)

Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame and potentially anything the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Editor: Adam

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VoK 531: DragonCast – “The Long Night” (S08E03 Review)


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Join Bina, Katie, Michal, Varley, Adam and Brett for a rapid-response take on this week’s epic episode. At 57m we’re pod crashed by Greg, Casey, and a very shell-shocked Zack and Duncan from Ice and Fire Con.

The night is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones.

Music credits: Alpine Universe.

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VoK 529: DragonCast – “Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (S08E02 Review)


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Dragon-cast is back for this season’s second episode review.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen) Michal (inkasrain), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Duncan (Valkyrist), Matt (blu3armour), Kevin (creepynuncklekevin).

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: Casey

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VoK 523: Dragoncast – “Winterfell” (S08E01 Review)



Game of Thrones is back after more than 18 months away and brings with it Dragoncast. How does this premiere compare to other season premieres? Join us for drinks and dragons.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen) Michal (inkasrain), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), and #Greg (claudiusthefool).

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 522: Game of Thrones – Pre-Season 8 Speculation



The Dragoncast Vassals come together to chat about the upcoming final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. What the show has meant to us and the fandom. Who do we think will survive? Will anyone win? Witness the insanity of mobile podcast tents, onion babies, CGI buttocks, and more! Also, #whereisGhost?

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (Varley), Michal (Inkasrain), and Matt (Blu3arm0r).

Let us know who you think will survive the series and who you think is destined to die.

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

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VoK 521: Harry’s Floating Head aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 6)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts to continue their never-ending read through of Prisoner of Azkaban. Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Marie (Nymeria), Matt (Varley), Michal (inkasrain), Big Paul (Pod’s Plight), Small Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Zander (The Lord Baron), and Zach (Alias) as they talk about magic cats, patronuses, and lots and lots of Quidditch. Stick around for the aftershow at 1 hour and 53 minutes for some Christopher Columbus bashing and Chicago vs. New York.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series including the Fantastic Beasts films.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Harry Potter Theme (Metal)
Azkaban Soundtrack – 07 A Window to the Past

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VoK 517: The Dragon Prince (Netflix series) – Season 1 & 2



Greetin’s fella humans! Join vassals Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Bina (bina007), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Sara (DrBlood), and Zach (Alias) as they review Netflix and Wonderstorm’s animated fantasy series, The Dragon Prince. The crew talks character and conflict, themes and theories, and debates glow-toad cuteness vs baby dragon adorability.

Come for the review, stay for the meditations on Radical Utilitarianism, Rawls Veil of Ignorance, and the persuasions of Satan in Milton’s Paradise Lost. #kidsshow

Featuring a Very Special Appearance by actual youth-child, BabyDrBlood!

Credits:
Edited by Michal (inkasrain)

‘The Dragon Prince’ season 2 ending is way more important than it seems by Michal

All music in this episode is from The Dragon Prince, Season 1 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) and The Dragon Prince, Season 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack), composed by Frederik Wiedmann and released by Lakeshore Records. Tracks used include:

The Dragon Prince – Main Title
End Credits / The Power to Change Everything
Brothers
The Jelly Tart Heist
Azymondias

Purchase or stream the complete soundtracks here:
Season 1
Season 2

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VoK 515: Fire & Blood ReRead (Part 1)




Join the vassals Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Sara (DrBlood), Nadia, Michal (inkasrain), Matt (blu3arm0r), Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin), David (davidhhh), and Varley as they delve into the monstrous amount of info gleaned from George RR Martin’s newest book, Fire and Blood. Put on your tinfoil hats and prep for some crazy theories and dry historical discussion as they move on through.

Credits:
Edited by Paul (SerDinnerRoll)

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VoK 513: Shtisel (yes Oh series) – Season 1


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Join Bina007 and Michal/Inkasrain as they discuss the first season of the hit Israeli TV show, now available on Netflix, Shtisel. Set in an Orthodox Jewish community in contemporary Jerusalem, the show is a funny, moving, and surprisingly relatable drama about the eponymous family.  The discussion is spoiler free until 14 minutes in.

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Music credits – the Shtisel theme music sung by Avi Belleli is available wherever you purchase or stream your music, and the superb Resha’im Arurim remix that Bina now uses as a ringtone is available here.

VoK 512: Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Grindelwald [2018] (Review)



It’s time to choose a side, or something. Join Michal (inkasrain), Patrick (Patrick the tall), Adam (drownedsnow), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Abby (dacey mormont) as they break down the latest, somewhat baffling installment in JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series, The Crimes of Grindelwald. The crew discusses bombs over Diagon Alley, all that Johnny Depp stuff, whether Nagini is going to be okay, getting creeped out by Nick Flamel, Latin, and of course, those unlikely lineages. Be sure to find us on Accio, Wand’r, Keeper, or the Wizarding dating app of your choice.

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VoK 510: Dementors, Dentists and Divination aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 5)


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts for third year. Join Nadia, inkasrain(Michal), blue-eyed-queen(Casey), Alias(Zack), Pod’s Plight(Paul), SerDinnerRoll(Paul) and drownedsnow(Adam) as they study the importance of dental hygiene in the wizarding world, realize Aunt Marge is really the victim and declare their love for Lupin during their discussion of the first seven chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series.

Credits:
Edited by Nadia.
Music by Mike Peoples and John Williams

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VoK 508: Spider-Man – Into the Spider-Verse [2018] (Review)




Join Vassals Bina (Bina007), Michal (inkasrain), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Zach (Alias) as they geek out to the max about all the things they get right in the recent Sony Pictures animated feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Warning: this podcast will contain spoilers for Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This movie also contains imagery that may potentially trigger a seizure for anyone with photosensitive epilepsy. 

Credits and Notes:
Edited by Zach
Vince Staples – Home
Lil Wayne & Ty Dolla $ign – Scared of the Dark (feat. XXXTENTACION)
The Great Responsibility: Why Marvel has failed fans with ‘Spider-Man’ (opinion) by Marama Whyte
‘Into the Spider-Verse’s Peter B. Parker is the redeemed Spidey millennials need by Michal Schick

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VoK 507: The Vollop #5 – Baroness Trumpington


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Join Bina007 as she vollops Michal, Casey, Amber, Matt and Jock about Baroness Trumpington – the posh girl who worked at Bletchley, ended up on the front bench of government, and is most famous for flicking a V-sign in the House of Lords.

Music credit – Noel Coward – Twentieth Century Blues and Calvin Harris – It Was Acceptable In The 80s.

Book recommendations – Coming Up Trumps by Jean Trumpington and The Romanoffs by Simon Sebag Montefiore.

Aftershow begins at 44m.

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VoK 501: A GameShow of Thrones (ASOIAF Trivia)



The vassals continue their 500 revelry with a heated round of ASOIAF trivia! Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Zach (Alias), Greg (claudiusthefool), Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), and Nadia as they go head to head in a battle of wits, wills and White Walkers.

Who will be crowned champion and who will be fed to the dogs? There’s only one way to find out…

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 500: The Dance of the Vassals V



The curators of Vassals of Kingsgrave celebrate their 500th episode!! Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Zach (Alias), Greg (claudiusthefool), Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Duncan (Valkyrist), Glen (Dagos_Rivers), and Nadia as they answer listener-submitted questions about the books, the podcast and the fandom of A Song of Ice and Fire.

Topics include: our favorite episodes, meetup experiences, Westerosi survival tips, best and worst tinfoil theories, dream podcast guests, stalking George, how the series has affected our lives, and what the future holds.

Stick around for the Aftershow (at 2:31:51) for an interview with Amin Javadi from “A Podcast of Ice and Fire,” in which he elaborates on the early years of the ASOIAF fandom and the origins of VOK.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Music from Age of Empires

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VoK 495: The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu series) – Season 2



Praise be! The Vassals have delivered us a blessed review of the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Join Michal (inkasrain), Stephanie (gsdg), David (davidhhh), Duncan (Valkyrist), Matt (Varley), and Adam (drownedsnow) for  a sermon on female agency, radicalisation, systems of oppression, and symbolic wolves. Under his eye…

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Music from Malia J and Goldfrapp

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VoK 484: Game of Thrones – Unsullied Bingewatch


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Long-time show hold-outs Bina007 and Nadia give in the to the hype and binge-watch Game of Thrones seasons 5, 6 and 7 while pop-culture queen Michal/Inkasrain stands aside and laughs as their heads explode.

In the first spoiler-free section, we discuss the impact of no-watchers vs show-watchers on the fandom in general and VOK in particular, and whether it’s better to watch with a crowd or alone.

At 20 minutes in we enter our show-spoiler part of the show with a general discussion of seasons 5 to 7. At 26 mins in we get into Season 5 in depth – at 48m, Season 6 and at 1hr2m, Season 7. The after show begins at 1hr 20m and there’s some TWOW spoilery-stuff at 1hr24m.

Credits:
Edited by Bina007
Music by Alpine Universe

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VoK 458: The Worst Chapter in Feast aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 65)


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Join Bina007, Paul/SerDinnerRoll, Adam/DrownedSnow, Michal/Inkasrain, Matt/Varley, Leigh/ChaoticNeutral and podcast lurker Amberrocks as they discuss Brienne 2, Arys 1 or The Soiled Knight, and Cersei 2 from A Feast For Crows. These events take place on the 11th and 12th Feb 300 AL.

Beware! This podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in the A Song Of Ice and Fire series. It does not spoil the show.

The after show begins at 1hr 22m.

Music – Alpine Universe
Artwork – HBO

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