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VoK 239: Renly was Arya’s Mother aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 4)


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The Great Linear ASOIAF Re-Read continues! Join us for the fourth installment of this planned 67 part series.  Today we cover chapters Sansa I, Ned 3, Bran 3, Catelyn 4 & Ned 4 of A Game of Thrones.  We delve into the finances of Westeros and Bina demands a Ledger of Ice and Fire.  We also come up with several new crackpot Baratheon-centered theories as well as come to the realization that Robert Baratheon just may turn out to not be the awesomest dude who ever lived.

Hosts: Greg (claudiusthefool), Nadia (Nadia), Amber (Amberrocks), Adam (drownedsnow), Calvin (KCenturion), Tanja (Scilens), & Bina (Bina007).

For the listener playing along at home, the next installment will cover the rest of the August 298 chapters  – Jon 3, Tyrion 3, Arya 2, Bran 4 & Ned 5.

Edited by Greg

Artwork: http://www.fanpop.com (artist not credited)
“Music”: Commercial for the Biffy Bidet from 2005

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VoK 237: The Iron Bidet aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 3)


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In the third part of our linear re-read the Fellowship of Vassals expands both in numbers and chapters covered.  We go through the events of May and June 298 which sees an assassination attempt on Bran, Tyrion go north to the wall, Ned go south with Robert, and Dany visiting Vaes Dothrak.  Naturally, the podcast contains spoilers for all works in the Song of Ice and Fire series as well as HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Bran 2 (0m); Tyrion 1 (20m); Jon 2 (45m); Cat 3 (1hr); Tyrion 2 (1hr 17m); Dany 4 (1hr 30m); Ned (1hr 40m); Aftershow (2hr).

For the listener playing along at home, the next instalment will cover the chapters in July 298 – Sansa 1 & Ned 3 – and the first half of August 298 – Bran 3, Cat 4 and Ned 4.

Hosts: Adam (Drowned Snow), Amanda (Middlecyclone), Bina007, Brett (Whiteraven), Calvin (KCenturion), Kelvin (Brum Riverlander), Matt (Varley), Nadia, and Tanja (Scilens).

Picture credit: HBO’s Game of Thrones. Music credit: Johnny Cash.

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VoK 231: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (by Douglas Adams)


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Greetings, Hoopy Froods! Welcome to the Vassals’ chaotic discussion of Douglas Adams’ comic, sci-fi creation, The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. This wide-ranging discussion is mostly harmless and mostly focusses on the novel, and just like Bistromathics, the number of Vassals participating at any one time is a reciproversexclusion.  However, they mostly include our host Tania (Scilens), Bina007, Greg (ClaudiusTheFool), Nicole, Patrick (Ser Patrick The Tall) and Zack (Alias).

Edited by Bina007.  Running time 1hr 36 mins.

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VoK 181: The Hobbit 3 – Battle of Five Armies [2014] (Review)


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In this podcast the crew give eulogies for their (second)favorite Hobbit…trilogy.

0:00 – Spoiler free discussion of the movie, trilogy and the book series
31:30 – Spoiler filled deepdive discussion begins
1:47:00 – Claudiusthefool’s review of the movie

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Beric175, Ser Patrick the Tall, Aiwendil, White Raven, Amberrocks, Alias,Scilens, Teddart, claudiusthefool and fortytwo
Intro Music: “hmm ok” by Gablé
Other Music by BoxCat Games BoxCat’s Discography

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VoK 130: Full Cast(le) Recording #6 – High Noon at the Tower of Joy


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In the latest Full Cast(le) Recording, the Vassals get inside Ned Stark’s head and flashback to the Tower of Joy during Robert’s Rebellion. We meet some badass Kingsguard and discover the roots of R+L=J, as well as enjoying several cups of Arbor Gold with Robert and Cersei, while Ned recovers from Jaime’s attack.

The FCR proper ends at 14:35 and is followed by an Aftershow in which we tackle all things Kingsguard, ponder some interesting “what-if” scenarios, and generally agree that Criston Cole was the worst.

The Cast:
Greg (claudiusthefool) – Narrator
Duncan (Valkyrist) – Eddard Stark
Leigh (LordManderBlee) – Gerold Hightower / Robert Baratheon
Shane (easttexasdirewolf) – Oswell Whent / Vayon Poole
Jed (jed o’white hart) – Arthur Dayne
Tanja (Scilens) – Lyanna Stark
Zach (Alias) – Alyn
Amber (amberrocks) – Cercei Lannister

The Crew:
Greg (claudiusthefool) – Host / Editor
Jed (jed o’white hart) – Interstitial Music
Silent Partner – Backing Music
Amoko – Image Art

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VoK 113: KrakenKast – “The Children” (S04E10 Review)


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THE KRAKEN DESCENDS TO ITS WATERY THRONE …having eaten its fill of wolf and dragon meat for the year. Aussie & Asia-Pacific vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Jessica (jesicka309), Bing (Shoeshiner), Joseph (Ciao_Gamer), Tanja (Scilens), and Michael (Khal Wadege) review the tenth and final episode of Game of Thrones’ fourth season, entitled “The Children.”

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

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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KrakenKastThat concludes KrakenKast for this season of Game of Thrones. Thank you to all of our hosts, listeners, and commenters.

What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger!

VoK 112: Vassals Night Out – “My Lady, It’s Too Hot!” Edition


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In our first ever Vassals Night Out, the Ladies of VOK don their PJs, open a bottle of Dornish red, and talk shit about hot guys, cute girls, podcast crushes and whether not liking ASOIAF would be a dealbreaker.

The all star cast features: Tanja (Scilens), Jesicka (Jesicka309), Nadia, Alix (Aiwendil), Bina007,  Nadine (Erinyes), Michal (Inkasrain),  Katie (Lady Griffin), and Amber (Amberrocks).

3m Intros and Earnest discussion of all things geek & feminism, HBO’s boobage count, the depiction of sexual violence in the show, and whether George writes women well, with a side discussion on Westerosi female grooming.

63m The ladies discuss which Westerosi characters they  most resemble, would like to hang out with, as well as the Hottest Manly Men in Westeros- show and book edition; KILFs and relationships we love to ship.

124m The ladies move on to their fellow podcast hosts to discuss their Podcast crushes, and which Vassal would be most useful in the event of a Zombie apocalypse.

165m Aftershow discussion with Jesicka309 and Scilens.

WARNING – This podcast contains spoilers for Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire and Hunger Games as well as many references to boobs.

Credits:
Edited by Bina007 using lovely audio clips from The New Statesman and with music from Cyndi Lauper.

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[My Lady!] Brienne-Margaery Fanfic
[Stansa!] Who knew?! Sansa-Stannis Fanfic

And finally, here’s that wince-inducing pic of pasty Jon Snow:

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VoK 110: KrakenKast – “The Watchers on the Wall” (S04E09 Review)


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THE KRAKEN LAUNCHES ITS ASSAULT! Aussie & Asia-Pacific vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Jessica (jesicka309), Bing (Shoeshiner), Tony (The Reader), Joseph (Ciao_Gamer), and Tanja (Scilens) review the ninth episode of Game of Thrones’ fourth season, entitled “The Watchers on the Wall.”

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

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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KrakenKastKrakenKast typically records on Tuesday at 7:00pm (AEST) / 10:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

VoK 106: KrakenKast – “The Mountain and the Viper” (S04E08 Review)


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THE KRAKEN SAVOURS ITS REVENGE! Aussie & Asia-Pacific vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Bing (Shoeshiner), Joseph (Ciao_Gamer), and Tanja (Scilens) review the eighth episode of Game of Thrones’ fourth season, entitled “The Mountain and the Viper.” Also features the appearance of a Dornish Red-swilling Jessica (jesicka309), at the 50:00 mark.

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

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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KrakenKastKrakenKast typically records on Tuesday at 7:00pm (AEST) / 10:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

VoK 97: KrakenKast – “The Laws of Gods and Men” (S04E06 Review)


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THE KRAKEN RAGES AHEAD! Aussie & Asia-Pacific vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Bing (Shoeshiner), Joseph (Ciao_Gamer), and Tanja (Scilens) review the sixth episode of Game of Thrones’ fourth season, entitled “The Laws of Gods and Men.”

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

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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KrakenKastKrakenKast typically records on Tuesday at 7:00pm (AEST) / 10:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

VoK 94: KrakenKast – “First of His Name” (S04E05 Review)


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THE KRAKEN STRIKES BACK! Aussie & Asia-Pacific vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Jessica (jesicka309), Bing (Shoeshiner), Tony (The Reader), Joseph (Ciao_Gamer), and Tanja (Scilens) review the fifth episode of Game of Thrones’ fourth season, entitled “First of His Name.”

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

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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KrakenKastKrakenKast typically records on Tuesday at 7:00pm (AEST) / 10:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

VoK 67: LOTR ReRead (Part 6) – The War of the Ring


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The Fellowship of Vassals record their best reread yet, covering the Siege of Minas Tirith; the Ride of the Rohirrim; and the Battle of Pelennor Fields. Naturally, this podcast is chock-full of spoilers for all of Tolkien’s works.

02:30 – White Raven recaps Chapters 1 (Minas Tirith) and Chapter 2 (The Grey Company).  Shellfish accuses Aragorn of being a usurper and MiddleCyclone accuses Gandalf of knowing less than the average Gondorian. Bina007 defends Eowyn’s decision to abandon her people and ride to war, and Nadia supports the manliness of archers.

35:00 – Shellfish recaps Chapter 3 (The Muster of Rohan), in which it is discusses how good orcs are at math; how scary it must be to watch people lay siege upon you; and the difference between Book and Movie Eomer.

50:20 – Teddard recaps Chapter 4 (The Siege of Gondor), including the attack from the Mordor Air Force. White Raven argues that Faramir is baked and Bina007 plays devil’s advocate for Denethor.

1:12:00 – Nadia recaps Chapter 5 (The Ride of the Rohirrim), inciting the mantra, “Theoden is magnificent here, but also really stupid”.

1:28:00 – Middlecyclone recaps Chapter 6 (The Battle of the Pelennor) Fields, the coolest chapter in perhaps ALL of literature. Fact! But we all have a bit of a rant about how the movie handles the Army of the Dead.

1:45:57 – Bina007 recaps Chapter 7 (The Pyre of Denethor), and discusses what would happen if an Eagle took the ring, and more seriously, the overtly religious nature of this chapter (and the twisted love Denethor has for Faramir).

Credits:
Edited by Bina007

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VoK 64: LOTR ReRead (Part 5) – Forum Feedback Discussion


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In this episode our Fellowship of Vassals takes a break from carrying the Ring into Mordor in order to discuss all the fantastic feedback the four previous episodes have had in the Podcast of Ice and Fire forums.

Podcasters: Shellfish (Peter), WhiteRaven (Brett), Teddard (Eddie), MiddleCyclone (Amanda), Scilens (Tanja) and Bina007 (also editing, using music from the Brobdingnanian Bards and Chicago.)

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VoK 62: LOTR ReRead (Part 4) – The Journey into Mordor


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Join our Fellowship of Vassals as they Journey Into Mordor, and discover that the much-dreaded Book Four of Lord of the Rings has more to it than just ‘more walking’.  Not least, many spoilers for all of Tolkien’s oeuvre.

 

  1. 02:45 Shellfish aka Peter describes The Taming of Smeagol, and his deep and abiding fascination for Elvish rope.
  2. 12:45 JoThirteen aka Joanna taks us through The Dead Marshes, and asks what exactly the magicks are that are preserving the bodies.
  3. 19:20 EastTexasDirewolf aka Shane leads us to The Black Gate, in which  we debate whether the black gate is, in fact, just a big gate.
  4. 28:40 Middlecylones aka Amanda speaks Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit in which we discuss  the coolness of armoured elephants.
  5. 45:30 Bina007 gasps in awe at Faramir in The Window On the West, and gets excited about how the Dalai Lama could use the Ring to take over India.
  6. 57:50 Teddard aka Eddie watches over The Forbidden Pool and asks if Frodo was a victim of creaking doors.
  7. 1:01:30 WhiteRaven aka Brett takes a Journey To The Crossroads, in which there are some cool staves and a Venn diagram of doucheyness.
  8. 1:04:45 Nadia leads us into Cirith Ungol and Shelob’s Lair where we discuss Orc technology, Beren and Luthien and whether Frodo is Lord of the Rings.
  9. 1:19:00 Shellfish aka Peter describes the Choices of Master Samwise, as Frodo continues his habit of being stabbed by new and exotic things, this time off-screen, and Shelob Occupies Wall Street
  10. 1:30:00 Outro.

 

Editing credits: Bina007 using music from the original soundtrack to The Two Towers composed by Howard Shore.

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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