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VoK 604: Will Winter Ever Come? aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead FINALE (Part 107)


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Join the Vassals for the final episode of the reread! We begin with Bina007 delivering some nerd stats about who has hosted which episode. At 16 minutes in we move to a Dance With Dragons trivia quiz hosted by Pops88/Noah. And finally 24 minutes in we delve into a thematic discussion of Dance hosted by Khal Wadege/Michael.

The themes are:
– failing to rule the peace (24 minutes in)
– the journey to yourself (40 minutes in)
– what isn’t there – the others and the dragons (52 minutes in)
– all things prophesy (1hr 3mins in)
– Southern ambitions (1hr 10 mins in)
– Greyscale and Marwyn (1hr 19 mins in)
– The Grand Northern Conspiracy (1hr 29 mins in)
– The rising power of religion (1hr 46 mins in)
– The children of the forest (1hr 55 mins in)
– Thoros of Myr (2hrs 5 mins in)
The hosts are rounded out by Marie/Nymeria – Michael/Khal Wadege – Varley/Matt – Matt/Blu3arm0r and Jock/MunroJock2.

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.
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VoK 599: COVID-19 Cast



Vassals from all around the world conduct a gathering of more than 10 people as we discuss how the global Coronavirus pandemic is affecting our countries, our cities, and our lives. Grab your drink of choice and stay safe with us for a couple of hours.

Hosts: Abby (Daceymormont), Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Dana (Taindana), David (davidhhh), Jock (Munrojock2), Marie (Nymeria), Michael (Khal Wadege), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Tanja (Scilens), and Michal (inkasrain)

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VoK 597: Pipe Down in the Peanut Gallery aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 104)


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As we approach the end of our epic re-read we take time out to wrap up the final TWOW preview chapters. We ended episode 102 with Asha being reunited with Theon in Stannis’ camp in Theon 1. So we begin this episode with the Theon chapter from TWOW that takes place a day later on August 10th We then cover the Alayne 1 (29m) and Mercy (54m) chapters, even though we’re not sure where they fit in the timeline. What this does is finish off the stories (so far!) of the remaining Winterfell kids.

Your hosts today are Bina007, Matt/Blu3arm0r, Varley, Abby/DarceyMormont, Jock/MunroJock2 and Michael/Khal Wadege.

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 595: Ice Skating Uphill aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 103)


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Join your hosts Bina007, Steven/SJLee, Matt/Varley, Matt 2.0/Blu3arm0r, and Michael/Khal Wadege as they wrap up the Winterfell chapters in A Dance With Dragons: A Ghost In Winterfell; Theon 1 and The Sacrifice. These events take place between August 1st and 6th 300 AL.

Music credit – Alpine Universe; Picture credit – Winterfell by Lino Drieghe © Fantasy Flight Games

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all of George’s published works, but not for Game of Thrones.  The aftershow starts at 1hr 34m and contains TWOW spoilers.

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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

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VoK 588: Sellswords and Sea Lords aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 100)



The Linear ReRead of A Song of Ice and Fire spends some time with in Essos moving the plot forward one foot at a time. Will Quentyn learn how to train a dragon? What’s a sellsword to do? Does Euron have a pet kraken?

Events take place July 11th-14th.

Barristan 2/The Discarded Knight – Dance – Talks to Quentyn
Quentyn 3/The Spurned Suitor – Dance – Deal with Tattered Prince
Tyrion 12 – Dance – Signs contract with Second Sons
Aeron /The Foresaken – TWOW – Battle against the Redwynes

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Zach (Alias), Marie (Nymeria), Matt (Varley), Michael (Khal Wadege), Matt (blu3armor), Jock (Munrojock2), and Justin (Archibold).

Edited by Adam

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VoK 587: Chekhov’s Horn aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 99)


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Happy New Year Vokkers! Welcome to part 99 of the great linear ASOIAF reread, where we get (blue) balls-deep into the prep for the battle of Mereen, with Barristan 1, Tyrion 11 (26m) and Victarion 1/Victarion 2 (34m) from Dance. There is a discussion of the TWOW chapter, Arianne 2, in the aftershow at 48m. These events take place between July 7th and July 10th 300 AL.

Your hosts are Michael/Khal Wadege; Noah/Pops88; Marie/Nymeria; Jock/MunroJock2; Bina007 and Matt/Varley.

Music credit – Alpine Universe

Picture credit – Abend86 at Deviantart

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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)


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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 577: Exit Kevan aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 96)


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“No money, mo problems” in Westeros this episode as we wrap up on events in Kings Landing for FeastDance in the Epilogue of Dance. We then head East as Moqorro gives Victarion a fire-arm in Vic 1, before heading to the Wall for Jon 9.  Turns out not paying the Iron Bank is a reaaallly dumb idea.

Your hosts for this episode are Matt (Varley), Bina (Bina007), Adam (drownedsnow), Marie (Nymeria), Hannah (Shadowbaby) and Michael (Khal Wadege.)

Spoilers for all ASOIAF, none for the show, and a clearly flagged discussion of a TWOW chapter in the aftershow at 1 hr 12m.

For those following along at home the next episode will be hosted by QueenJames and will cover Tyrion 10, Dany 8 and Dany 9 with a discussion of a TWOW chapter in the aftershow.

Music credit – Alpine Universe

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VoK 570: The Warlock’s Maze Redux aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 93)



In this episode of our Linear ReRead through A Song of Ice and Fire we leave “A Feast for Crows” behind as it’s all Dance all the time. We discuss how our own memory of some chapters greatly differs from what’s actually in them and how some chapters just don’t have much to say.

Events take place in early June 300.

Tyrion 9 – Dance – Adrift on the Selaesori Qhoran, captured by slavers
The Griffin Reborn/Jon Connington 2 – Dance – Take Griffin’s Roost
Cersei 1 – Dance – Kevan visits Cersei in jail

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Zach (Alias), Matt (Varley), Hannah (Shadowbaby) and Michael (Khal Wadege), and Abby (Daceymormont).

Edited by Adam

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VoK 569: Feast Retrospective #3 aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 92)


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Join us for the final part of our A Feast For Crows recap as we explore the character arcs and potential TWOW storylines of Brienne (2m), the Greyjoys (32m) and Sam (1hr2m).

Your hosts are Matt/Blu3arm0r; Michael/Khal Wadege; Wilson/The Wandering Prophet; Noah/Pops88 and Bina007.

WARNING – No GOT show spoilers, but TWOW spoilers throughout.

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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

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

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VoK 567: Feast Retrospective #2 aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 91)


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This is the second episode of an epic three part wrap up discussion A Feast For Crows. We begin with asking whether Sansa will become the most dangerous player of the Game of Thrones, the move to a small discussion of Arianne at 22m in, and wrap up with a discussion of Arya at 25m in. The aftershow begins at 37m30s and contains extensive TWOW spoilers.

The next and final episode of this recap will Brienne and the Greyjoys.

Music credit – Alpine Universe. Picture credit – HBO.

Your hosts are: Matt/Blu3arm0r, Noah/Pops88, Michael/Khal Wadege, Wilson/Wandering Prophet, Bina007 and MunroJock2.

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VoK 564: Feast Retrospective #1 aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 90)


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In the first of an epic three part wrap up discussion A Feast For Crows, our hosts discuss what motivates Cersei Lannister and how her character could be affected by The Walk Of Shame. We also discuss minor characters in her government as well as the rise of the Faith in AFFC. (As well as a random tangent to Arianne!)

The next episode of this recap will cover Sansa and Arya Stark and the final episode will cover Brienne and the Greyjoys. The chapter rereads of A Dance With Dragons will re-commence after that.

No spoilers for the TV show or TWOW in this episode.

Music credit – Alpine Universe. Picture credit – HBO.

Your hosts are: Matt/Blu3arm0r, Noah/Pops88, Michael/Khal Wadege, Wilson/Wandering Prophet, Bina007 and MunroJock2.

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VoK 563: A Star-Studded Cast aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 89)


dany-and-hizdahr-daenerys-targaryen-38580211-4928-3280It’s all Dance all the time as we enter the final furlong of this reread. Join us as we read Dany 6, Jaime 1 and Areo 1/The Watcher, covering May 22nd to May 28th 300 AL.

Your hosts are Michael/Khal Wadege, QueenJames, Bina007, Matt/blu3arm0r, Noah/Pops88, Brett/Whiteraven, Marie/Nymeria and Jock/MunroJock2 with special guest appearances from Zander/The Lord Baron, Sarah/Lady Weaver, Adam/DrownedSnow and Ser Patrick The Tall!

Random chit-chat from the start. Dany 6 begins at 7m; Jaime 1 at 39m; Areo 1 at 1hr8m.  The after show begins at 1hr38m.

The next episode will be a Feast recap episode hosted by Matt/Blu3arm0r.

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VoK 559: Where’s Waldo Frey aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 88)



In this episode of our Linear ReRead we cover Jaime VII (AFFC), The Blind Girl/Arya I (ADWD), and Sam V (AFFC). From narrow hips to glass candles and adorable cat warging we finish off A Feast for Crows. How about them apples? These events take place on May 20th and 21st 300 AL.

Jaime 7 (AFFC) – 2:00
Arya 1/The Blind Girl (ADWD) – 28:15
Sam 5 (AFFC) – 43:00
Aftershow/Applecast – 1:28:00

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Zander (Lord Baron), Matt (Varley), and Michael (Khal Wadege).

Edited by Adam

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VoK 545: Warrior’s Sons and Winged Knights aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 86)


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Join your vassals James(QueenJames), Matt(Varley), Matt(blu3arm0r), Michael(Khal Wadege), Adam(drownedsnow), Marie(Nymeria) for another episode of the Great Linear A Song of Ice and Fire Reread. This episode could potentially spoil any events in George RR Martin’s published series as well as TWOW preview chapters.

We ended the last episode with Moqorro’s vision of Cthulhu in Tyrion 8 in Dance on May 10th. In this episode we cover Cersei 8, Alayne 2/Sansa 3 and Cersei 9 from Feast. The Sansa chapter is the last one published in the series. These events take place between May 11th and 15th 300 AL.

Cersei 8 (2m); Alayne 2/Sansa 3 (33m); Cersei 9 (1hr 17m); After Show (1hr 42m).

Music credit – Alpine Universe

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


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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

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VoK 520: A Tale Of Two Matts aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 83)


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After six months and eighteen chapters we finally get to May 300 AL and near the end of Feast! In this episode we will cover Tyrion 7 from Dance (5m), The Princess in the Tower/Arianne 2 from Feast (25m) and Brienne 7 from Feast (44m). These events take place from May 1st to May 3rd 300 AL. The after show begins at 1hr including a discussion of New York Moot and Hashtag Greg parlous trivia skills.

Your hosts are Bina, Casey, Marie, Zack, Matt, Matt and Michael.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read will be hosted by QueenJames and will cover Arya 3/Cat of the Canals, Sam 4 (the death of Aemon) and Cersei 7 from Feast.

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

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