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VoK 201: DragonCast – “The Sons of the Harpy” (S05E04 Review)


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DragonCast rises again, back to review the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 5, “The Sons of the Harpy”.

Join Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), Bing (Shoeshiner), Paul (Pod’s Plight), Alex (LuckyCharms), and Zach (Alias) for a not-quite-raucous, but undoubtedly VoK review.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones (including Season 5 promotional material), as well as all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Credits:
Edited by Alias
Music: The Hero of Willowbrook by Drumurboy

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VoK 190: The World of Ice and Fire – The North and The Wall & Beyond


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave continue their ongoing discussion series covering George R.R. Martin’s “The World of Ice and Fire”.  We discuss “The North” & “The Wall and Beyond” (pages 134 to 149 in the book).

Join hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Alex (Lucky Charms), Dan (witless chum), Matt (Varley), Michal (inkasrain), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall) & Peter (Shellfish) as they dare to put into words the awesomeness of the Manderlys, the super-civilized Skagosi, Bear Island Wrestlemania, the pros and cons of punching narwhals in the face as well as unicorns.  Did we mention the unicorns?  Also unicorns.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published and unpublished books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

  • 1:49 – The North
  • 29:23 – The Kings of Winter
  • 51:26 – Mountain Clans/Stoneborn of Skagos/Crannogmen
  • 1:10:35 – The Lords of Winterfell
  • 1:26:12 – Winterfell
  • 1:35:44 – The Night’s Watch
  • 1:53:46 – The Wildlings
  • 2:10:45 – Aftershow
  • 2:24:00 – Peter’s Medley

This podcast is part of series of in-depth discussions covering all of the various sections of The World of Ice and Fire (by George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia & Linda Antonsson). Stay tuned to VOK for lots more installments!

Credits: Edited by Greg

  • Image Artist: Ted Nasmith
  • Music Credits
    • “Only a Northern Song” – The Beatles
    • “Kings” – Steely Dan
    • “In the Hall of the Mountain King” – Edvard Grieg, Performed by The Who
    • “Run Away!” – Spamalot Cast
    • Winterfell Theme – Ramin Djawadi, performed by Scott McKenzie
    • The Last of the Giants – George R.R. Martin, performed by Karliene
    • Walk on the Wild Side (Lou Reed)

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VoK 188: The World of Ice and Fire – Talking Targaryens (Part 1)


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The Vassals meet in the Aegonfort to make sure you pass your Targaryen history test and discuss – at extreme length and enormous detail – the Conquest of Westeros and the reign of the first four Targaryen kings. Roman emperors, Viking history, and the Olsen family are also discussed, to varying degrees of elucidation.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

2:50 – Aegon the Conqueror
53:00 – Aenys (the Annoying)
1:06:08 – Maegor the Cruel
1:30:00 – Jaehaerys the Conciliator

This podcast is part of series of in-depth discussions covering all of the various sections of The World of Ice and Fire (by George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia & Linda Antonsson). Stay tuned to VOK for lots more installments!

Credits:
Edited by inkasrain

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VoK 185: Book Club (Vol.4) – Ready Player One (by Ernest Cline)


VOKBC4IMG Join the Vassals of Kingsgrave for the fourth meeting of the VOK Book Club.  We leave the real world to enter the OASIS and discuss “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline.

Join hosts Greg, Zach, Brett, Duncan, Paul & Alex as they debate how awesome the 80s actually were, how healthy it is to live in a virtual world even if you do have your own X-Wing fighter, the pros and cons of watching Highlander 200 times, and why you should always let the girl say, “I love you” first. We also ponder what the true nature of happiness is anyway.

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Note: The first 27 minutes of the discussion is spoiler free.  When you hear “The Safety Dance” playing that means we are moving to the spoiler-filled discussion.

Credits: Edited by Greg

Image created by Zach (Alias)

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VoK 183: The World of Ice and Fire – The Iron Islands


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave head towards the inhospitable coasts of the Iron Islands to continue their ongoing discussion on The World of Ice and Fire.

Join Vassals Greg (claudiusthefool), Patrick (Patrick the Tall), Alex (LuckyCharms), and Zach (Alias) as they sort through the gruesome Ironborn history, consider what about the complicated culture fascinates them, and identify real-world parallels.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

0:26 – Introduction
9:30 – The Iron Islands
31:22 – Driftwood Crowns
42:58 – The Iron Kings
44:42 – The Black Blood
51:08 – The Greyjoys of Pyke
56:48 – The Red Kraken
1:06:10 – The Old Way and the New

This podcast is part of a series of in-depth discussions covering all of the various sections of The World of Ice and Fire (by George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia & Linda Antonsson). Stay tuned to VOK for lots more installments!

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)
Outro Music: Longborn’s Legacy by Drumurboy
Art: Mattolsonart

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The World of Ice and Fire (Amazon page)

VoK 166: Book Club (Vol.3) – Station Eleven (by Emily St. John Mandel)


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Join the vassals for the third meeting of the VOK Book Club.  We review and discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award (that’s right, literature!).

Join hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Amber (amberrocks), Zach (Alias), Michal (inkasrain) & first-time podcaster Alex (LuckyCharms) as they try to make sense of this “hopeful” post-apocalyptic world in which 99% of the world’s population has been killed by a super-flu and yet Shakespeare (and comic books) have survived.

Come journey the empty weed-ravaged roads of what once was Michigan with the Traveling Symphony and its motley group of eccentric musicians and performers as well as visit The Museum of Civilization with its exhibits from a gone-away world.

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Credits:
Edited by Greg

Jacket image and map taken from the US Hardcover Edition published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.  Station Eleven Comic by Nathan Burton.  Logo from The Adventures in Bookland Blog.

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