VoK 447: Serial Podcast (Review)



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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Serial
Undisclosed
Truth & Justice

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VoK 446: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.3)



The Vassals return once more to the pixelated roundtable to offer wise council and exchange valuable cheat codes. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Zach (Alias), Katie (Lady Griffin), Bing (Shoeshiner), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Kevin (Gaiden) as they chat video games and gush over some of their favourite titles of all time.

01:14 – Recently Played
11:37 – Favourite Games (Round #3)
1:00:48 – Favourite Games (Round #4)
1:52:24 – Favourite Games (Round #5)
2:14:43 – Upcoming Games

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio Clips owned by Valve and Toby Fox

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VoK 193: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.1)
VoK 338: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.2)

VoK 445: ‘Hang the DJ’ (Black Mirror)


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Join Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Hannah (shadow_ baby), David (davidhhh), Tanja (Scilens) and Jock (MunroJock2) for a discussion of Sci-fi drama ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Hang the DJ’.

We discuss some questionable things about the episode, discuss other favourite shows and our history (or lack of history) with Black Mirror.

Edited by Dagos_Rivers.
Duration: 01:41:21

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VoK 444 – VoK’s Best Of 2017


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In this episode, various Vassals describe the music, books, TV shows and movies that they enjoyed last year. Listen in for recommendations of things to try that may be outside of your usual comfort zone!

Music (45s): Alix/Aiwendil opens up the show with her recommendation, “In the Passing Light of Day,” by Pain of Salvation.

TV shows (5m): Glen/Dagos_Rivers and Hannah/Shadowbaby recommend dystopian TV show Black Mirror; Adam/DrownedSnow recommends the Netflix Western Godless; Glen also recommends the British gameshow Armchair Detectives. Marie/Nymeria is joined by Alix and Glen to discuss the star-studded thriller Big Little Lies; Natalie/BranTheBeastling and Sarah/Lady Weaver recommend sci-fi drama Black; DavidHHH reviews the Syfy dystopian drama 12 Monkeys; Natalie and Sarah return to review the Korean drama Stranger; and DavidHHH returns to share his love for the DC Arroverse crossover.

Film (36m): Bina007 discusses the the AI documentary Alphago.

Books (40m): Paul/SerDinnerRoll reviews Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve; Bina007 returns to review Blitzed by Norman Ohler and Alix takes us home with a discussion of SPQR by Mary Beard.

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VoK 443 – Netflix’ Docudrama Wormwood


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Join Bina007, Matt/Varley, Thomas/FTward and Jock/MunroJock2 as they have a spoiler-filled discussion of Netflix’s docu-drama series Wormwood, released in December 2017. Directed by Oscar winning documentarian Errol Morris, the series investigates the apparent suicide of the bacteriologist Frank Olson in 1953, and posits the theory that the CIA assassinated him because he was a security risk.

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VoK 442: The Great Linear ASOIAF Reread Part 59 aka Seastone and Stannis



Join Vassals Alix (Aiwendil), Adam (drownedsnow), David (davidhhh), Marie (Nymeria), and Patrick (Ser for Partick the Tall) for part 59 of our Great Linear Re-read of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

Events take place from 25th January to 29th January 300 AL.

Asha 1 – AFFC – prep for Queensmoot
Jon 10 – ASOS – Stannis arrives (34:00)
Victarion 1 – The Iron Captain (1:10:00)
Aftershow – Winds of Winter Spoiler chapter discussion (1:51:00)

The next Linear Re-Read will be hosted by Casey and will cover the Epilogue (ASOS), Aeron 2 (AFFC), and Arya 13 (ASOS)

Edited by Adam

Music credits: Alpine Universe

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VoK 441: The Crown Season 2




The Vassals of Kingsgrave gather for their first podcast of 2018, covering the second season of Netflix’s The Crown, created by Peter Morgan and starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, and Vanessa Kirby.

Join Peter (petyrslaylish15), Marie (Nymeria), Jock (munrojock2), Zach (Alias), and Matt (Varley) as they talk favorite characters, moments, and do their best to try to suss out all the historical parallels in this spanning series. Tune in at 1:12:00 where Bina (Bina007) shares her thoughts on season 2.

This podcast will contain spoilers for The Crown Season 1 and 2.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

The Crown Opening by Hans Zimmer
We Shall Go To War by Rupert Gregson-Williams & Lorne Balfe

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