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VoK 466: Doctor Who (BBC One series) – Season 10



Join hosts David (davidhhh), Jock (Munrojock2), Marie (Nymeria), Alix (Aiwendil) as they discuss season 10 of modern Doctor Who and the surrounding Christmas specials, the end of the Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat eras of the show, plus their hopes for the show’s future. Julia (No True Lady) and Matt (Varley) make cameo appearances in the aftershow.

This episode contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Doctor Who.

Show times:
Part 1 – Intros and general thoughts on the season
Part 2 – 14:23 – The characters
Part 3 – 46:58 – The episodes
Part 4 – 2:04:22 – The future: new Doctor, new showrunner, new controversy
After Show – 2:18:33

Edited by David.
Music: The Timelords (aka The KLF) – Doctorin’ The TARDIS

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VoK 432: The O. J. Simpson Murder Case


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With slightly quixotic timing, Bina007 and Julia/NoTrueLady discuss their reactions to the 1995 criminal trial of OJ Simpson for the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.  We also discuss the recent TV series American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson and the Oscar winning documentary OJ: Made In America.

Music credit – The People vs OJ Simpson

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VoK 318: Game of Thrones – Season 6 Retrospective


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Join vassals Julia (No True Lady), Hannah (shadow_baby), Matthieu (Beric175), Claire (DarkSister24), Kevin (Gaiden), Jeff (jeff14), and Paul (SerDinnerRoll) in a wide-ranging discussion of Game of Thrones Season 6, and speculation on the seasons beyond.

How is book Cersei’s madness different from show Cersei’s? Who is Westeros’ most eligible bachelor? Will Sam abandon Gily and Baby Sam for a library? Will No True Lady get her brunch? Press the Play button and find out!

Credits:
Edited by No True Lady

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VoK 272: The Black Dahlia (Part 2)


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In Part Two of this Podcast, Matt (Varley), Julia (No True Lady), Bina (Bina007) and Thomas (FTWard) discuss theories and suspects in the murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles, 1947. We also briefly talk about how The Black Dahlia murder has been portrayed in the media.

We would like to warn listeners that the subject matter we discuss is extremely graphic and disturbing. This is not suitable listening for minors and those of a sensitive disposition should consider whether to continue. We also want to emphasise that we have great sympathy and respect for Elizabeth Short, the victim. When we discuss details of her murder it is to better understand the mindset of the murderer. We also discuss details of Miss Short’s life, but in no way agree with the sensationalist contemporary media coverage of her. Rather, the fact that this took place is an interesting aspect of the social history of the time and worthy of investigation in itself.

After Show Starts At: 2:11

Edited by: FTWard

Photo: Santa Barbara Police 1943 Photographer Unknown

Music:
“In California” – by Neko Case & Lisa Marr
Performed by Tawnee Kendall & Jacob Wolkenhauer
@TawneeKendall

“Hotel California” – by Don Felder, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
Performed by Gabriella Quevedo
@GabyQuevedo

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Further reading & listening:
[Southampton Books] Ships to the USA & internationally
[FBI Archive] The Black Dahlia Files
[Étant Donnés] Marcel Duchamp’s Tableaux
[Principled Uncertainty] A podcast interview with Steve Hodel
[Principled Uncertainty] The second part of the Hodel interview
[The Dollop] Episode on the early history of the LAPD
[You Must Remember This] Podcast about the early history of Hollywood

VoK 269: The Black Dahlia (Part 1)


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Thomas (FTWard), Julia (No True Lady) and Bina007 discuss the social context and discovery of the horrific murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles, 1947 as well as recapping what we know of the victim’s life. The next episode will discuss the suspects in the murder then and now.

We would like to warn listeners that the subject matter we discuss is extremely graphic and disturbing. This is not suitable listening for minors and those of a sensitive disposition should consider whether to continue. We also want to emphasise that we have great sympathy and respect for Elizabeth Short, the victim. When we discuss details of her murder it is to better understand the mindset of the murderer. We also discuss details of Miss Short’s life, but in no way agree with the sensationalist contemporary media coverage of her. Rather, the fact that this took place is an interesting aspect of the social history of the time and worthy of investigation in itself.

Music credit: the original soundtrack of the film The Black Dahlia by Mark Isham.

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VoK 192: DragonCast – “The Wars to Come” (S05E01 Review)


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DragonCast has broken free of its chains, returned to review the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 5, “The Wars to Come”.

Join Greg (claudiusthefool), Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Julia (No True Lady), Matt (Varley), and Zach (Alias) as they jump back into the world of Game of Thrones in classic VOK fashion.

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: Bearheart by Drumurboy

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Links:
Et tu, Edmure?
“I’m going to light the biggest fire the North has ever seen.”
Season 5, Episode 1 with Captions
MLB Teams as Game of Thrones Characters

VoK 189: Alayne (The Winds of Winter – Sample Chapter)


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The Vassals assemble at the Gates of the Moon to review and dissect the latest sample chapter from George R. R. Martin’s The Winds of Winter, entitled “Alayne.”

Join Michal (inkasrain), Zach (Alias), Greg (claudiusthefool), Duncan (Valkyrist), Julia (No True Lady), Shane (easttexasdirewolf), Matt (Varley) and Nadia as they ponder the evolution of Sansa Stark, courtly politics in the Vale, the master plan of Petyr Baelish, and the treachery of hedge mice.

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 (including Season 5 promotional material).

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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Alayne (chapter text)
VoK 61: The Winds of Winter (Preview Chapters)
VoK 79: Mercy (The Winds of Winter – Sample Chapter)

VoK 170: Women in Geek Culture (Vol.2) – GamerGate


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In Part 2 of VOK’s Women and Geek Culture series, hosts Alias, Beric175, inkasrain, No True Lady and Valkyrist bring passion, opinions and insight to GamerGate, the controversy that’s taken the internet by storm.

Credits:
Edited by No True Lady

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VoK 146: Jack the Ripper (Part 2) – It All Leads to Lizard People


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Join Julia (NoTrueLady), Thomas (FTWard) and Bina007 in the second part of their investigations into the Whitechapel Murders of 1888. In this part, they discuss the main serious suspects in the Jack the Ripper case, some crackpot theories, and the cultural impact of the murders.

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Further reading on Jack the Ripper:
[Paul Begg’s book] A concise rundown of the facts with no spurious finger-pointing
[Emily Marsh] The woman who might’ve spoken to the author of the From Hell letter
[The Crawford Letter] The letter that mentions that Druitt’s family consider him to be the killer
[The Kosminski book] The best researched book making the case against Kosminski
[The Devil and the White City] A superb book on H H Holmes and the 1893 Chicago World Fair

Cultural echoes:
[Pandora’s Box] The 1929 Louise Brooks movie in which Lulu is killed by Jack The Ripper
[Penny Dreadful] The contemporary TV show featuring Jack the Ripper as one of many aspects of gruesome Victoriana
[The Crimson Petal and the White] Michel Faber explores everything bizarre about Victorian attitudes toward women, sex and prostitutes

VoK 145: Jack the Ripper (Part 1)


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In the first part of our Jack the Ripper discussion, Julia (NoTrueLady) and Bina007 discuss the social conditions at the time of the Whitechapel Murders and make their observations on the deaths of the victims – claimed and canonical. They then discuss the main members of the police investigation and the alleged Ripper letters.  Finally, Thomas (FTWard) teleports in from the future to give us his take on the victims and the Ripper letters.

Warning – this podcast contains discussion of violence and prostitution that some listeners may find disturbing or offensive.

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VoK 70: Frozen [2013] (Review)


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Join our (whatever the collective noun is for snowmen) of Vassals and special guest host Amin from A Podcast of Ice and Fire, to discuss Disney’s super-hit, the Oscar winning Frozen. We take a semi-serious look at the issues of feminism, LGBT rights and depictions of race in Disney.  We also take a not very serious look at whether Hans is gay, whether A Song of Ice and Fire could have a happy fairytale ending, and what kind of protection one might need in dating Elsa.

Naturally this is full of spoilers for Frozen, but also Mulan, Pocahontas, Brave and assorted other Disney princess movies.

Podcasters: Amin; Nadia; Bina; Duncan (Valkyrist); Julia (No True Lady); Michal (Inkasrain); Saad (Saad164); Zach (Alias) and Elena (Lady Grey).

Edited by Bina007 using excerpts of music from the wonderful, and now Oscar-winning, original soundtrack to the movie.

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VoK 66: Sherlock (BBC series)


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Julia (No True Lady), Nadine (Erinyes), Nadia, Bina, and special guest Kyle (from APOIAF) ruminate on the triumphs, missteps and the future of BBC’s smash hit Sherlock. Guest starring Kyle’s little birds and Julia’s surprise dinner guests.

Credits:
Edited by Julia aka No True Lady

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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 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 36: Women in Geek Culture


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Things get raucous as Bina007, No True Lady and Valkyrist navigate the murky waters of geek culture’s woman problem and attempt to slay the myth of the Fake Geek Girl. This episode also features a shocking lack of Tolkien knowledge, the secret behind Tom Hiddleston’s charm and the heartbreak of discovering that the creators of things you like are actually terrible people.

Credits:
Edited by No True Lady

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Links:
Feminist Frequency YouTube Channel
Harassment Against Anita Sarkeesian
The “Fake Geek Girl” Has Got to Go
Tony Harris’ Facebook Rant
Tolkien’s Ladies: Is Geek Culture Female-Friendly?
Podcast Awards
Suits and Madness Podcast

VoK 28: FeastDance (Part 5) – We Remember the North


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

In the penultimate FeastDance discussion, Dagos_Rivers is joined by No True Lady, Valkyrist and Nadia to discuss the storylines of Asha, Aeron, Davos and Theon up to the climax of A Dance With Dragons.

The hosts also discuss the following topics:

-Roose Bolton’s bedroom habits
-What are ‘Mature’ podcasts?
-Do ‘Show watchers’ know who Jon Snow’s mother is?
-Will the promise of a dragon binding horn help you win any election?
-Is the Kingsmoot an analogy to claimants of the Iron Throne
-Australian kids’ tv shows

Timestamps:

Asha: 0 ” 6 ” 46.365
Aeron: 0 ” 35 ” 18.619
Davos: 0 ” 57 ” 48.319
Theon: 1 ” 15 ” 45.749
AfterShow 1 ” 59 ” 45.606

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Reference Links:

VOK FeastDance Part 1 Discussion
VOK FeastDance Part 2 Discussion
VOK FeastDance Part 3 Discussion
VOK FeastDance Part 4 Discussion
Watch Thunderstone Season 1 Episode 1
Round The Twist
Ocean Girl
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
He, She and It/Body of Glass by Marge Piercy
Shadow Man by Melissa Scott

VoK 19: Hannibal (NBC series) – Season 1


Just a bunch of girls talking about murder. This episode’s topic is NBC’s cult hit “Hannibal.” Erinyes and Nadia are joined by Julia (No True Lady on the forums) and Tori (lastratstanding on Tumblr), the hosts of the Hannibal podcast Suits and Madness.

Check out Suits and Madness on iTunes and on Tumblr

Credits:
Edited by No True Lady

Episode 19:
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Julia and Tori’s Podcast Suits and Madness
Suits and Madness on iTunes
Tori’s Tumblr