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VOK 745 – Agatha Christie Reread 15 – Murder On The Orient Express


Bina007, Hannah/Shadowbaby and Zander/The Lord Baron discuss arguably Agatha Christie’s most famous and most audaciously plotted novel, Murder On The Orient Express, originally published in 1934. A nasty criminal is found stabbed to death in the Calais coach of the luxurious train. With a snowstorm trapping the other guests in the carriage we have a classic locked house mystery. Poirot investigates! A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VOK 743 – Agatha Christie ReRead 13 – Peril At End House


Bina007 and Hannah / Shadowbaby discuss Agatha Christie’s Peril At End House, originally published in 1932. A beautiful heiress in peril – a dashing around-the-world aviator – a lot of cocaine – and Hercule Poirot! A spoiler-filled discussion of the solution is after the closing music.

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VoK 718 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e6 review – Darth Hightower


Join the wolves Bina(007), David(HHH), Hannah (ShadowBaby), Jock (Munrojock2), Marie (Nymeria), Michael (Khal Wadege) and (Ser) Patrick (The Tall), as they review episode 6 of House of the Dragon, “The Princess and the Queen”. We open with a quick intro to the hosts, Marie and Patrick, and then give our lemon cake ratings (6m). We then discuss the choices of Laena (14m); the choices of Rhaenyra and Alicent (28m); the role of Cole and Alicent’s paranoia (38m); the Sith Lord that is Larys Strong (48m); whether or not we’re invested in the kids (57m) and the Lady Jane Grey analogy (1hr2m).

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VoK 715: DragonCast – “We Light the Way” House of the Dragon (S01E5 Review)


The Dragons discuss episode 5 of HBO’s House of the Dragon series “We Light the Way”. Love is in the air and a wedding is in the works. With the track record of weddings in this world I think we all know what that means. Will this wedding end up with it’s own unique name? Would the Dothraki consider it dull?

Wedding chat starts at 59:00

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Bing (Shoeshiner), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Katie (Lady Griffin), Stephanie (gsdg), Michal (Inkasrain), Benjamin (King Jucio), Hannah (Shadowbaby), and Matt (Blu3arm0r) .

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well as all aired episodes of Game of Thrones and related media.

Editor: Adam

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VoK 713 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e4 review – The Dysfunctional Bloodworm


Join Bina(007), David(HHH), Elle (Nettles), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Michael (Khal Wadege), (Ser) Patrick (The Tall) and Sara (Dr Blood) as they review ep4 of House of the Dragon. We open with our lemoncake ratings out of 5, and then discuss how sex and power relationships in Westeros are intertwined with and complicate each other by focussing on the following couples: Alicent and Viserys (9m); Viserys and Otto (19m); Alicent and Rhaenyra (26m); Rhaenrya and Daemon (35m); Viserys and Daaemon (48m); Rhaenrya and Criston (52m). The aftershow starts at 1hr9m. Once again, we will not spoil the TV show as it moved ahead of the books.

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VoK 709 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e3 review


Join Bina007, Elle (Nettles), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Jock (MunroJock2), (Nuncle) Kevin, Marie (Nymeria), Michael (Khal Wadege) and (Ser) Patrick (The Tall) as they review ep3 of House of the Dragon. Once again, we will not spoil the TV show as it moved ahead of the books.

Lemoncake ratings 0m; Rhaenyra character discussion 12m; Viserys/Alicent 40m; Daemon 49m; odds and ends (1hr).

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VoK 704 – Wolfcast – House of the Dragon s1e1 review


Vassals Assemble! Wolfcast reconvenes to discuss the new series in the A Song of Ice and Fire Universe – HBO’s House of the Dragon. Join us to review s1e1 with spoilers for all of George R R Martin’s published works but NOT for Game of Thrones, the TV show as it moved ahead of the books.

Hosts: Bina007, Bing (Shoeshiner), Patrick (The Tall), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Eddie (Teddard), Jock (MunroJock1), Marie (Nymeria), David (HHH), Zander (The Lord Baron) and Elle (Nettles)

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VOK 694 – Agatha Christie 6 – The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd


Join Zander, Hannah and Bina for the first full-length review of the murder-mystery that made Agatha Christie a household name – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, published in 1926. The team discuss the plot twists, characters, themes and politics of the novel as well as the adaptations. Novels spoiled in this episode: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and The Man In The Brown Suit. Also discussed without spoilers: The Secret Of Chimneys and The Mysterious Affair At Styles.

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VOK 675 – Mystic Shenanigans – Dune Book 1 Discussion


Join Bina, Patrick, Kat and Hannah as they discuss the the first book of Frank Herbert’s Dune series.

We discuss Patrick’s viewing of the new film; Paul as an elf; the gender of Kynes; Alia as a Star Trek alien; Fremen vs Mereen; the tenuous position of Chani; the lack of nuance with the “bad guys”; the Fenrings as Lannisters; and the Bene Gesserit’s mystic shenanigans.

No spoilers for later books.

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VOK 670 – Dune – Book 1 Discussion


Join Bina, Patrick, Jock, Kat, Hannah and Zach as they discuss the first book of the first book of Frank Herbert’s Dune series. The Atreides family move to Arrakis in a planet-swap with their enemies, the Harkonnens, and we get our first look at the infamous sandworms. We discuss how we came to the book; the role of the Bene Gesserit; the nature of Paul as a hero; and the various centres of power in the Dune universe.

No spoilers for later books.

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VoK 642: A GameShow of Thrones #3 (VOKathon Edition)



During their 24-hour VOKathon, the Vassals face off in another thrilling round of A Song of Ice and Fire trivia. Join quizmaster Duncan (Valkyrist), scorekeeper Matt (Varley), reigning champion Michal (inkasrain), and challengers Abdullah (Quaith from Asshai), Peter (Shellfish), Abby (DaceyMormont), Sara (DrBlood), Zach (Alias), Ben (King Jucio), Matt (mattdaze13), Michael (Khal Wadege) David (davidhhh), Hannah (thewingedshadow), Patrick (TheTall), and Kevin (nuncle kevin).

Who will claim the crown? Who will spit the dummy? There’s only one way to find out!

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 637: Bridgerton (Season 1)


Review of Season 1 of Bridgerton, a show watched in over 82 million households worldwide.

Hosts: Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Bina (Bina007), Marie (Nymeria), Hannah (shadow_ baby), Matt (Varley)

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Edited by Glen.

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VOK 627 – The Crown Season 4


Drop a curtesy and grab your Ibble Dibble wine cork because it’s time for the VOK review of season 4 of Netflix’ historical drama, The Crown. Season 4 takes us from 1977 to 1990 and we cover the lesser royals, the between The Queen and Mrs Thatcher, and the marriage of Charles and Diana.

Hosts: Bina007, Maria/Nymeria, Jock/MunroJock2, Hannah/Shadowbaby, Adam/Drownedsnow and Zack/Alias.

Spoilers for The Crown passim.

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VoK 618 – I May Destroy You


Bina007 and Hannah / Shadowbaby discuss Micaela Coel’s provocative, powerful TV series, I May Destroy You. The discussion is full of spoilers, but also discusses sexual assault and rape in detail. Listeners are encouraged to exercise self-care.

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VoK 608: A GameShow of Thrones #2 (ASOIAF Trivia)



What started out as a wholesome round of A Song of Ice and Fire trivia, quickly descends into drunken, isolation-induced mayhem. Vassals Michal (inkasrain), Matt (Varley), Adam (drownedsnow), Hannah (shadow_ baby), David (davidhhh), and Abby (Daceymormont) duke it out for supremacy. Listen at your own peril! 😜

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 602: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (Netflix miniseries)



While isolating at home the Vassals have been pulled into the vortex that is Netflix’s “Tiger King”. We examine what this miniseries showed us, what it didn’t show us, and if anyone involved will be profiting from this show for very long?

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Kevin (creep nuncle keving), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Jock (Munrojock2), Saad (saad164), and Casey (blue-eyed-queen)

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VoK 593: Sacks and the City aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 102)


 

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In this short break from our regular programming, we cover the three TWOW chapters that give us the opening of the Battle of Mereen: Barristan 1, Barristan 2 and Tyrion 2.

Your hosts are Bina007, Matt/Varley, Zander/The Lord Baron, Hannah/Shadowbaby and Jock/MunroJock2.

Music credit – Alpine Universe

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all of George’s published works, but not for Game of Thrones.

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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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