VOK 232: Panspermia! – The Great Linear ASOIAF Re-Read Part One


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In the first in a new series of VOK-casts, the Vassals return to their roots with a linear re-read of George R R Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire.  This episode covers events from June 297 to March 298. This translates to the following chapters in Game of Thrones: the Prologue, Dany 1 (21 mins), Dany 2 (37 mins), Bran 1 (48 mins), Cat 1 (1hr 9m) and Dany 3 (1 hr 18m) in that order.  Whiteraven then shares his theory of why seasons change (1hr 28m).  In doing this re-read we are hugely indebted to the reddit author who compiled the linear timeline linked below.

Spoilers:  All published novels in the ASOIAF series but neither spoiler chapters for The Winds of Winter nor the latest season of Game of Thrones.

Podcast hosts: Bina007, Middlecyclone (Amanda), Nadia, Varley (Matt) and Whiteraven (Brett) with extra podcast goodness from the Podcast Bard, Jed O’ White Hart.

For those of you playing along at home, the next episode will cover Game of Thrones: Ned 1, Jon 1, Cat 2 and Arya 1 which corresponds to April 298.

Picture credit: Jon Neimeister. Music credit: Sammy Davis Jr’s superlative Old Black Magic.

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VOK 231 – The Hitch-hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Or Imagining A World Without Tea


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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 230: Twin Peaks ReWatch (Part 5)


Who will you meet in Valhalla? Bookhouse Boys & Girls Greg (claudiusthefool), Steven (SJLee), Katie (Lady Griffin), and Shane (easttexasdirewolf) reconvene in the Roadhouse for some rabbit chili and episodes 3-5 of Twin Peaks season 2: “The Man Behind Glass,” “Laura’s Secret Diary,” and “The Orchid’s Curse.”

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

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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VOK 229: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (TV)


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In this episode, Bina007, Augustine (Linecom1) and Shane (EastTexasDirewolf) discuss the BBC miniseries based on Susanna Clarke’s novel set in alternate early 19th century England in which practical magic has made a comeback. After the main podcast ends at 1hr20, Bina then speaks to Michal (Inkasrain) about her reaction the show and book.

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VoK 228: Twin Peaks ReWatch (Part 4)


How long were we out? The Bookhouse Boys & Girls return from their bullet-induced hiatus to review the first two episodes of Twin Peaks Season 2: “May The Giant Be With You” and “Coma.” Friendly Giant Katie (Lady Griffin) takes over vaguely helpful spectral hosting duties from Bina (Bina007) as fledgling agents Greg (claudiusthefool), Shane (easttexasdirewolf), and Steven (SJLee) search for their missing rings and try to remember….something.

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

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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VOK 227: Empire Season 1 [Review]


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Beware of Spoilers, The following podcast discusses Season 1 of Empire in detail, the season finale cliffhanger and resolutions to many of the storylines.

Dagos_Rivers (Glen) is joined by Bina007 (Bina) to discuss the music, storylines, characters and the most shocking moments of the self proclaimed ‘Hip Hopera’, ‘Empire’ which has proved to be huge ratings success in America.

The hosts also discuss the following topics:
-Bina and Glen discuss their favourite trashy / scripted reality shows.
-Other more ‘respected’ shows like ‘The Affair’, ‘Penny Dreadful’ and ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell’.
-Future VOK podcasts being planned.
-Influneces for Empire such as Dynasty, Dallas and King Lear.

Running Time: 01:23
Credits: Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VOK 226: Dragonheart [1996] (Fan Commentary)


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Return to a bygone age of magic and wonder with Sir Alex(LuckyCharms), Sir Greg(claudiusthefool) and Sir Peter(Shellfish) as they embark upon a quest to commentate upon the nineties cult classic Dragonheart (1996).

Edited by Peter

Warning: Contains spoilers for the film Dragonheart.

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