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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 553: Chernobyl (HBO miniseries)


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The vassals discuss the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries Chernobyl, depicting the 1986 nuclear reactor disaster.

Hosts – Bina007, Adam/Drownedsnow, Jock/MunroJock2, Thomas/FTWard, Steven/SJLee, and Matt/Varley.

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VoK 467: ChicagoCast aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 69)


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Join Bina007, Noah/Pops88, Paul/SerDinnerRoll, Zander/TheLordBaron, and Steven/SJLee as they cover Bran 1 from ADWD, Sam 1 from AFFC and Jon 2 from ADWD. These events take place on the 18th and then the 20th of February 300 AL. It’s also the first time we get what will often be the same events from two angles in the Jon and Sam chapters.

The podcast contains spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF but not for Game of Thrones.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read is will be hosted by Adam/DrownedSnow and will cover Reek 1 and Jon 3 from A Dance With Dragons and Davos 1 from A Feast For Crows.

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VoK 450: Star Trek – Discovery (CBS series) – Season 1


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Join Marie/Nymeria, Dana/Taindana, DavidHHH and Bina007 as they discuss the first season of the latest iteration of Star Trek. In the aftershow Steven/SJLee bursts their bubble with an articulate criticism of the series.

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VoK 447: Serial Podcast (Review) – Season 1



The Vassals review the first season of Serial, a true crime podcast which investigates the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee  and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Masud Syed. Join Tanja (Scilens), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Steven (SJLee),  Michael (Mordion), and Michal (inkasrain) for a discussion of the Serial phenomenon, the ethics of internet sleuthing, the slippery nature of memory, the listener’s need for closure.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 438: Hashtag FlipFloppety aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 57)


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In this episode we cover Tyrion 10, Jon 8 and Jaime 9 from A Storm of Swords, which take place between January 14th and 20th 300 AL, and include the epic duel between the Mountain and the Viper, Mance attacking the Wall and Jaime sending Brienne to find Sansa.

Your podcast hosts are Amber/Amberrocks, Bina007, Brett/Whiteraven, Matt/Varley, Patrick/SerPatrickTheTall and Steven/SJLee. The Aftershow begins at 1hr 17m.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read is Dany 2 ADWD, The Captain Of The Guards, AFFC, and Jon 9 from ASOS – an episode with chapters from THREE BOOKS!! It will be hosted by Marie/Nymeria.

Spoiler warning – the night is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in the A Song Of Ice and Fire series but not for HBO’s Game Of Thrones.

Music credit – Alpine Universe and Monty Python.

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VoK 409: The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu series) – Season 1


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Be a dear and give Commander SJLee your attention as he reviews the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale with rebels Michal/Inkasrain and Bina007.

Spoilers – Both the book and season one of the show.

Picture and music credit: Hulu original show, The Handmaid’s Tale.

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VoK 391: GRRM’s 5 Year Gap (ASOIAF discussion)


mind_the_gap-logoIn this short episode, Bina007, SJLee/Steven, ClaudiustheFool/#Greg and Alias/Zach discuss how George R R Martin’s decision not to use a five year gap inbetween Storm and FeastDance has impacted the pacing and character arcs within A Song of Ice and Fire.

Music credit: Alpine Universe and Elvis Costello.

Spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF including TWOW Preview chapters.

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VoK 372: blue-eyed-queen’s Love Sack aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 38)


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The Great Linear Re-Read returns with Part 38! Join the vassals as they review Tyrion II, Daenerys IV, Catelyn II, and the Prologue from ‘A Storm of Swords’.

Greg (claudiusthefool) is joined by Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen),  Matt (Varley), Scott (skywaltzer), Duncan (Valkyrist) and Steven (SJLee). Amber (Amberrocks) pops in for a visit.

Also discussed:

-The perils of editing podcasts.

-Love Sacks / Bean Bags.

-George R.R. Martin’s other projects.

-A Song of Ice and Fire Trivia!

Duration: 02:13:07

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:

Alpine Universe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJUJzpqQIDI

Chris Kesner – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLoGkuW5xFA

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VoK 371: 13 Reasons Why (Netflix series) – Season 1




The Vassals of Kingsgrave are back to discuss Netflix’s latest hit, 13 Reasons Why based on the 2007 novel by Jay Asher. Join Vassals Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Steven (SJLee), and Zach (Alias) as they share their feelings on the show and make their best attempt to tackle the many difficult questions inherent to the story it tells.

This podcast will contain full spoilers for Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. You have been warned. 

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)
Music credits: 13 Reasons Why Opening
The Night We Met by Lord Huron
13 Reasons Why takes a voyeuristic lens to rape and suicide, with complicated results
13 Reasons Why Officially Renewed For Season 2

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VoK 347: Book Club (Vol.6) – Perdido Street Station (by China Miéville)


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The VOK Book Club Crew gathers (actually gathered back in September 2015) to discuss China Mieville’s weird fiction masterpiece, “Perdido Street Station”.

Hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Steven (SJLee), Brett (WhiteRaven), Alex (LuckyCharms), Amber (Amberrocks) & Zach (Alias) assemble to discuss the myriad inhabitants of New Crobuzon, it’s political structure, the true meaning of The Weaver’s ramblings, the effects of Dreamshit & just who the hell was Jack Half-A-Prayer.

Beware of spoilers for Perdido Street Station but not for the other books in the Bas-lag series.

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VoK 333: Invidious Choices aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 25)


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The Vassals continue their linear re-read of George R R Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, which chapters covering the week of 7th August 299. In Davos, Stannis takes Storms End; in Cat 5, she arrives back at Riverrun to a foolish brother and feverish father; in Tyrion 10, he tries to get Shae into the castle; and in Theon 4, he fakes the deaths of Bran and Rickon.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF. The aftershow begins at 1 hr 50m and at 2 hr 7m, there’s a spoiler-filled discussion of The Night Of.

Your hosts are Bina007, DrownedSnow/Adam, Nadia; SerDinnerRoll/Small Paul; Shadowbaby/Hannah; SJLee/Steven and Varley/Matt. The artwork is from the A Podcast Of Ice and Fire drawing project, and is Davos 2 drawn by A Podcast of Ice and Fire host, Kyle. The music extract is by Alpine Universe and is available to purchase on iTunes.

For listeners playing along at home, the next episode will be hosted by Adam, and will cover events from the week of 15th August 299, and chapters Cat 6, Arya 9, Dany 3 and Dany 4 – The House of the Undying.

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VoK 323: CanadaCast aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 22)


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The epic linear re-read of A Song Of Ice and Fire gets to the half-way point of A Clash of Kings, as the vassals cover Cat 3, Cat 4, Sansa 3, and Jon 3 – or the death of Renly, Joffrey terrorising Sansa and Craster’s Keep. These events correspond to June 11th to 20th 299.

Your hosts are Alexi (Czar Alexi), Bina007, Casey (Blue-Eyed-Queen), Drew (Wargasm), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Matt (Varley), Steven (SJLee) and Zander (The Lord Baron).

 

The aftershow begins at 1 hr 45mins. No caribou were harmed in the taping of this episode.

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but does not give Game of Thrones show spoilers.

Music credit: Alpine Universe and The Presidents Of The USA. Picture credit:  The A Podcast Of Ice and Fire drawing project: Cat 3 by Dickon Manwoody.

The next episode will be hosted by Ser Patrick The Tall and will cover the following chapters from A Clash of Kings: Tyrion 8; Arya 8; Bran 5 and Tyrion 9.

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VoK 322: The Warlock’s Maze aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 21)


chapter_25___a_clash_of_kings_drawing_project_by_apoiaf-d5fbjzzIn this episode, the Vassals cover events from May 299 to 10th June and chapters Tyrion 7, Theon 2, Dany 2, Bran 4, and Ayra 7 from A Clash of Kings. We discuss Greyjoy war strategy, some crackpot theories, and ponder over what a Warlock’s maze could be.

Hosts: Casey (Blue-eyed-queen), Adam (drownedsnow), Paul (Serdinnerroll), Scott (Shaggy Dog), Alexi (Czar Alexi), Varley (Varley), Zach (Alias), Steven (SJLee)

Aftershow begins at 1 hr 33 min.

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but does not give Game of Thrones show spoilers.

Credits:
Edited by Blue-eyed-queen

A Song of Ice and Fire by Alpine Universe
Kellen the Undying by Drumurboy
The A Podcast of Ice and Fire Drawing Project, Clash of Kings, Theon 2 by Stevie Blue.

The next episode will cover the following chapters from A Clash of Kings: Cat 3, Cat 4, Sansa 3, and Jon 3.

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VoK 307: DragonCast – “The Winds of Winter” (S06E10 Review)


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DragonCast returns to review the tenth episode of Game of Thrones Season 6, “The Winds of Winter”.

Join Adam (drownedsnow), Steven (SJLee), Paul (Pod’s Plight), Drew (Wargasm), Matt (Varley), Greg (claudiusthefool), Casey (Blue-Eyed-Queen), Small Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Katie (LadyGriffin), Jeff (jeff14), and Zach (Alias) as they discuss the very last episode of Season 6, general thoughts on the development of show characters, and one last hurrah of Dragoncast ridiculousness as we go not-so-quietly into the night for another season.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones (including Season 6 promotional material), as well as all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

0:35 – Introduction and Ratings
11:00 – King’s Landing
27:10 – The Twins
31:15 – Oldtown
36:10 – Dorne
38:10 – Beyond the Wall
42:25 – Winterfell & General Game of Thrones Character Discussion
1:13:15 – King’s Landing Part II
1:21:15 – Meereen
1:36:40 – Aftershow

Credits:
Edited by Alias
A Song of Ice and Fire by Alpine Universe
Kellen the Undying by Drumurboy

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VoK 288: DragonCast – “Home” (S06E02 Review)


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DragonCast returns to review the second episode of Game of Thrones Season 6, “Home”.

Join Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Bing (Shoeshiner), Jeff (jeff14), Steven (SJLee), Katie (LadyGriffin), Casey (Blue-Eyed-Queen), Matt (Varley), Paul (Pod’s Plight), Greg (claudiusthefool), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Zach (Alias) for another Game of Thrones review chock-full of hosts and jokes, if not intellectual commentary.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones (including Season 6 promotional material), as well as all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

1:00 – Introductions and Lemoncake Ratings
8:15 – Beyond The Wall
17:30 –  The Wall (Part 1)
21:20 –  King’s Landing
31:20 –  Meereen
35:40 –  Braavos
38:45 –  Winterfell
45:40 –  In the North Someplace
52:40 –  Pyke
57:05 –  The Wall (Part 2)
1:09:03 –  Aftershow

Credits:
Edited by Alias
A Song of Ice and Fire by Alpine Universe
Kellen the Undying by Drumurboy
Greg’s Notes

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VoK 280: Game of Thrones – Pre-Season 6 Speculation


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Join our American hosts as they preview Season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Hosts: Zack (Alias), Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Dan (dansparce), Jeff (Jeff14), and Steven (SJLee).

Spoilers for all episodes of this series and all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Edited by Drowned Snow.

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VoK 276: Twin Peaks ReWatch (Part 8)


The Bookhouse Boys & Girls head back to school for episodes 10-13 of Twin Peaks Season 2: “Dispute Between Brothers,” “Masked Ball,” “The Black Widow,” and “Checkmate.” Steven (SJLee) reveals the secret history of the RCMP, Greg (claudiusthefool) plays with toy soldiers, Shane (easttexasdirewolf) swears his allegiance to the owls, and Katie (Lady Griffin) reads World War Z.

As with previous installments, there are no Twin Peaks spoilers past the episodes discussed.

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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VoK 270: House of Cards (Netflix series) – Season 4


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Here at Vassals of Kingsgrave, we don’t submit to nonsense, we create the nonsense!  In this episode, Zach/Alias; Adam/DrownedSnow; Bina007; Jeff14 and Steven/SJLee discuss the latest series of Netflix’ House Of Cards.  Naturally, we spoil the series in its entirety.

 

Music credit: the original soundtrack of the show by Jeff Beal.

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VoK 241: Twin Peaks ReWatch (Part 7)


Where do we go from here? The Bookhouse Boys & Girls close the case on episodes 8-9 of Twin Peaks Season 2: “Drive With A Dead Girl” and “Arbitrary Law.” Sing along with Katie (Lady Griffin), Steven (SJLee), Shane (easttexasdirewolf) and Greg (claudiusthefool) in this very…musical entry of VOK.

As with previous installments, there are no Twin Peaks spoilers past the episodes discussed.

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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