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VOK 612: LOTR ReRead Reunion – Counterfactual History


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Many of us are comfort-reading LOTR right now, so Bina007 decided to gather up the Vassals who hosted the LOTR re-read back in 2013 to discuss what would have happened if Faramir had attended the Council of Elrond rather than Boromir; if Sauron had never found the Ring; if Theoden hadn’t helped Gondor; what if Sauron won; and what if Saruman never went bad.

Thanks to Matt’s Air Con and Paul playing LOTR online this isn’t the cleanest of audio files but we thought The Listener would still like to hear OG Vassals Shellfish, Nadia and EastTexasDirewolf back on the airwaves.  Quotidian hosts include Matt/Varley, Bina, Brett/Whiteraven, Adam/Drownedsnow and Paul/SerDinnerRoll.

Spoilers for all things Tolkien duh.

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VoK 590: And Seven Times the Man-Baby! aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 101)


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Join Sara/Dr Blood as she corrals her seven nerds – including Reread curator Adam/Drownedsnow; regular contributors Jock/MunroJock2; Matt/Varley; Dan/WitlessChum – and returning OGs – Brett/Whiteraven and Ser Patrick The Tall.  They cover The Kingbreaker/Barristan 3, The Dragontamer/Quentyn 4, and the Queen’s Hand/Barristan 4 from Dance.  These events take place between July 15th and 18th 300 AL.

Music credit – Alpine Universe and Horrible Histories

Picture credit – Dejan Delic on Deviantart

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 578: A Little Hatred (by Joe Abercrombie)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave get their book reading game back on as they dive into the world of the First Law, created by Joe Abercrombie. Join Brett (White Raven), Greg (claudiusthefool), Alex (LuckyCharms), and Zach (Alias) as they talk about how they got into this series of fantasy novels, share why they enjoy them so much, and do an in-depth review of the most recently published book, A Little Hatred.

This podcast contains spoilers for all books in the First Law series. Spoilers for A Little Hatred begin at 27:50. 

Aftershow starts at 1:40:45

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

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You can purchase A Little Hatred, the earlier books in the First Law series, or any other book you want at Southhampton Sag Harbor Books

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VoK 563: A Star-Studded Cast aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 89)


dany-and-hizdahr-daenerys-targaryen-38580211-4928-3280It’s all Dance all the time as we enter the final furlong of this reread. Join us as we read Dany 6, Jaime 1 and Areo 1/The Watcher, covering May 22nd to May 28th 300 AL.

Your hosts are Michael/Khal Wadege, QueenJames, Bina007, Matt/blu3arm0r, Noah/Pops88, Brett/Whiteraven, Marie/Nymeria and Jock/MunroJock2 with special guest appearances from Zander/The Lord Baron, Sarah/Lady Weaver, Adam/DrownedSnow and Ser Patrick The Tall!

Random chit-chat from the start. Dany 6 begins at 7m; Jaime 1 at 39m; Areo 1 at 1hr8m.  The after show begins at 1hr38m.

The next episode will be a Feast recap episode hosted by Matt/Blu3arm0r.

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VoK 543: DragonCast – “The Iron Throne” (S08E06 Review) [Game of Thrones Series Finale]



Dragoncast gets together to talk Thrones one last time for the series finale. The end of this journey through televised fan fiction.

Aftershow at 1:17:00

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Bina (Bina007), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (White Raven), and Greg (claudiusthefool).

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

Editor: Adam

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VoK 535: Ship-Dicks and Bananas aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 85)


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As we enter the final three episodes covering A Feast For Crows we focus on the Lannister Boys – with Jaime at the siege of Riverrun in Jaime 5 and 6 from Feast, and Tyrion hearing Moqorro’s vision of Euron in Tyrion 8 from Dance. These events take place between May 8th and 10th 300 AL.

For those reading along at home, the next episode will cover Cersei 8 and 9 from Feast and the last (ever?!) Sansa chapter published by George – Alayne 2/Sansa 3 from Feast.

The night is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in A Song Of Ice And Fire.

Jaime 5 (3m); Jaime 6 (17m); Tyrion 8 (32m); Aftershow (50m).

Music credit – Alpine Universe

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VoK 531: DragonCast – “The Long Night” (S08E03 Review)


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Join Bina, Katie, Michal, Varley, Adam and Brett for a rapid-response take on this week’s epic episode. At 57m we’re pod crashed by Greg, Casey, and a very shell-shocked Zack and Duncan from Ice and Fire Con.

The night is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones.

Music credits: Alpine Universe.

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VoK 472: Chinchilla-Dick and the Scuttlebutts aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 71)


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Join OG Vassals – Bina007, Brett/Whiteraven, Hashtag Greg/ClaudiusTheFool, Matt/Varley and Podcast Lurker Amberrocks – as well as the delightful new Podcast host QueenJames  – as they continue VOK’s epic linear re-read. In this episode we cover Dany 3 from A Dance With Dragons, wherein Ducksauce Declares War; Davos 2 from Dance, in which he reaches White Harbor; and Jaime 2 from Feast in which all the Tyrells have left. These events take place on the 25th and 27th of February 300 AL.  Also please be warned that this episode is smuttier than usual.

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 Sarah/LADY WEAVER and will cover Arya 1 (AFFC), Tyrion 3 (ADWD), and Sam 2 (AFFC).

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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 427: Halloween Spooktacular


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*Some temporary sound issues at the start of the podcast*
Halloween, 3-hour, edition of VoK, crammed pack of many hosts, discussions and stories.

Part 1:

Hannah (Shadow_ baby) is joined by Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (DrownedSnow) and Jock (MunroJock2) to discuss Halloween memories, favourite movies, and favourite costumes.  Also included is a Scottish poem, read by Jock.

Part 2:
Krakencast contribute with their memories and opinions of the Halloween cultutre. Duncan (Valkyrist) , Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (taindana) and David (davidhhh)

Part 3:

Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Matt (Varley) and Brett (White Raven) join in for the roundtable of scary stories.

Credits:
Edited by Shadow_ baby

Duration:
03:20:57

References:
Theme from Psycho (1960)
Theme from Halloween (1978)
Theme from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Thriller – Michael Jackson
The Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
Grim Grinning Ghosts – Disneyland Park Soundtrack
A Nightmare on my Street – The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff

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VoK 417: Dragoncast – “The Dragon and the Wolf” (S07E07 Review)



Dragoncast closes the season out with a long discussion of this very long episode. We also have some bonus trivia in the aftershow and we discuss Greg’s use of chains in his bookstore.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (White Raven), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (Varley), Alexi (Czar Alexi), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Amber (amberrocks), and Greg (claudiusthefool).

After show and trivia start at 2:17:00. Honestly, you probably just want to skip to that.

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

Editor: Adam *edited while watching Ballers*

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VoK 406: Dragoncast – “Beyond the Wall” (S07E06 Review)



Dragoncast tries to figure out what the heck they just watched and if it’s okay to enjoy the production value while admitting that almost none of it makes sense. Come with us confused dragons if you dare.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen) Michal (inkasrain), Matt (Varley), Dana (Taindana), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Hannah (Shadowbaby).

After show at 1:44:50

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

Editor: Adam

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VoK 396: Dragoncast – “The Spoils of War” (S07E04 Review)



Dragoncast is back to discuss the 4th episode of Season 7 of Game of Thrones “The Spoils of War”. This may end up being the best episode of the season and certainly it’s one of the best episodes the show has given us up to this point.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), Katie (LadyGriffin), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Brett (White Raven).

Aftershow starts at 1:24:12

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

Editor: Adam

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VoK 394: Varley Silvertongue aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 45)


chapter_33___a_storm_of_swords_drawing_project_by_apoiaf-d6f8fg3Join the Vassals as the linear reread takes us to Tyrion 4 and Arya 7 from A Storm of Swords, and our first ever chapter from A Feast For Crows – The Prophet.

Your hosts are Adam/DrownedSnow, Bina007, Brett/Whiteraven, Matt/Varley and Nadia.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but not for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Music credit: Alpine Universe, EthanIsANerd23 and Army Navy’s Silvery Sleds.
Picture credit: The Podcast of Ice and Fire drawing project. Tyrion 4 by Dickon Manwoody.

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VoK 381 Withers, Wiggins and Witches aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 41)


Join hosts Bina007, Brett/Whiteraven, Marie/Nymeria, Matt/Varley, Nadia, Sara/Dr Blood and Wilson/The Wandering Prophet, as they continue the Vassals epic re-read of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song Of Ice and Fire.

In this episode we cover the events of the 8th and 9th November 299 AL which comprise Cat 3, Sansa 3 and Davos 4 from A Storm of Swords. This includes the Karstarks leaving Robb, Sansa marrying Tyrion and Davos being made Stannis’ hand and the infamous blood leeches.

The next reread will be hosted by Adam/Drowned Snow and will cover the events from the 9th to the 13th November, and the chapters Sam 1, Jon 2 and Arya 4.

This podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, but does not for HBO’s show, Game of Thrones.

Credits:
Music credit: Game of Thrones theme by Alpine Universe.

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VoK 355: What If…? (Counterfactual ASOIAF Discussion)


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What if Cersei wed Ned? What if Bran died? What if Rhaegar became king?

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In any case, join Hannah (shadowbaby), Brett (White Raven), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Jock (munrojock2), and Paul (SerDinnerRoll) as they discuss the many possibilities of the ASOIAF universe, profess Tanja’s hatred for Jon Snow, and go over the deep intricacies of Hand-jobs. Yes, it is what you’ve always wanted, an aftershow disguised as an actual show! And at the end, feel free to stay for the actual aftershow too!

Credits:
Edited by Ser Dinner Roll

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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 344: Blackwater Part Duo aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 30)


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The Battle of the Blackwater continues and concludes with the next episode of the ASOIAF linear reread.

Join hosts Blue-Eyed-Queen/Casey, Nymeria/Marie, Munrojock2/Jock, White Raven/Brett, drownedsnow/Adam, IronRuhail/Ruhail, Ser Patrick the Tall/Patrick, and Bina007/Bina.

This episode will cover Sansa 6, Tyrion 14 and Sansa 7 – finishing the events of 7th September 299. We see a little bit into the making of Cersei, Tyrion’s battle skills, and the last interaction between Sansa and Sandor Clegane before he flees Kings Landing. These are all consecutive chapters in the published order of A Clash of Kings.

This podcast contains spoilers for all published works of ASOIAF.

The aftershow begins at 1 hr 24 minutes.

Picture credit: The A Podcast Of Ice And Fire drawing project – Sansa 7 by Jenn Rose.
Music credit: The Podcast Bard – Jed O’White Hart.

The next reread will be hosted by Bina and will have our first chapter of A Storm of Swords. The chapters will be Dany 1 (ASOS), Jon 6, Theon 5, and Jon 7, all from ACOK.

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VoK 339: Tales from the Darkling Plain (aka The Lost VOKs)


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In this Halloween spooktacular, Valkyrist ventures into the Darkling Plain in search of lost podcast recordings, and summons the ghosts of Kingsgrave’s past.

Clips have been selected from the following unpublished VOK podcasts:

02:10 – DragonCast S04E09 Review
24:20 – SoccerCast (Vol.2)
47:49 – CockneyMoot 2014 FCR Outtakes
50:41 – ASOIAF Future Predictions
1:13:44 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Preview
1:38:23 – Mockingjay: Part 1 Review
1:44:50 – WolfCast S05E10 Review
2:02:09 – SeattleMoot 2015
2:22:32 – APOIAF April Fools’ Aftershow
2:39:49 – Kingsgrave Jukebox

Disclaimer: This podcast contains spoilers for A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and The Hunger Games. Please consult the timestamps above to avoid being spoiled for any of these titles.

Credits:
Curated by Valkyrist
Songs by jed o’white hart, Aiwendil, Bina007, and Amberrocks

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VoK 321: Full Cast(le) Recording #10 – Clean Hands and Rotten Onions


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The shadows come to dance… and the vassals set sail once more for the stormy waters of the Full Cast(le) Recording. Join them for a special performance of “Davos II” from George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings.

And hang out by the portcullis afterwards for an in-depth discussion on Westerosi rap battles, Baratheon sibling rivalries, and raising shadow babies. Cost of entry – 1 onion.

2:28 – Chapter Reading
39:39 – Chapter Discussion
1:19:36 – Aftershow

The Cast:
Duncan (Valkyrist) – Narrator
Drew (Wargasm) – Davos Seaworth
Greg (claudiusthefool) – Stannis Baratheon
Brett (White Raven) – Cortnay Penrose
Hannah (shadow_ baby) – Melisandre of Asshai
Zach (Alias) – Alester Florent / Lord Estermont
Tanja (Scilens) – Bryce Caron
Matt (Varley) – Guyard Morrigen
Adam (drownedsnow) – Jon Fossoway
Amber (Amberrocks) – Devan Seaworth

The Crew:
Duncan (Valkyrist) – Editor

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