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VoK 376: ThronesCon Panel – Conspiracies of Ice and Fire



The Vassals take to the stage for their first ever live podcast, recorded at the Melbourne ThronesCon 2017. Join Aussie vassals Michael (Khal Wadege) and Duncan (Valkyrist) as they debate some of the major theories of the A Song of Ice and Fire fandom, and the role that theorycrafting has played throughout the life of the series. Topics of discussion include:

04:27 – Jon Snow’s parentage
25:33 – The Maggy the Frog prophecy
41:06 – The Merling Conspiracy
56:02 – Aftershow (Cleganebowl; Possible Endings; The House of the Undying)

Disclaimer: Apologies for the lackluster audio quality, but it couldn’t be avoided

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
“Game of Thrones theme (smooth jazz version)” by PostmodernJukebox
“What is Hype May Never Die” by Beyond Repair

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VoK 374: A Hymn for Spring (ASOIAF Essays)


The Vassals convene in the Tower of the Hand to set the realm to rights. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Silvana (silvaubrey), Michael (Khal Wadege), Sara (DrBlood), and Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall) for a review of A Hymn to Spring, a collection of essays on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Essays covered in this podcast include:

04:57 – Machiavellianism for a Purpose (by Steven Attewell)
37:48 – Iron Bends (by Jeff Hartline)
57:05 – How to Win Thrones and Rule People (by Jim McGeehin)
1:28:48 – The Patriarchs of Westeros (by Stefan Sasse)

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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Tower of the Hand: A Hymn for Spring (Amazon)

VoK 343: Poisoned Memories in ASOIAF (audio essay)


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In this mini-episode Valkyrist explores themes of grief and addiction in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, focusing in particular on the characters of Robert Baratheon, Tyrion Lannister and Aeron Greyjoy.

Contains spoilers for all published books in A Song of Ice and Fire

Credits:
Written and Edited by Valkyrist
Music from HBO’s Game of Thrones soundtrack

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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 338: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.2)


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The Vassals gather round the console to bask in gaming’s warm, pixelated glow. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Zach (Alias), Katie (Lady Griffin), Bing (Shoeshiner), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (drownedsnow), and Hannah (shadow_ baby) as they chat video games and gush over some of their favourite titles of all time.

1:17 –What We’re Playing
17:21 – Favourite Games (Round #1)
1:04:33 – Favourite Games (Round #2)
1:58:38 – Thoughts on the Current Gen

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio Clips owned by Nintendo

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VoK 193: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.1)

VoK 331: Mad Max [1979] (Fan Commentary)


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Do you remember the Nightrider? The vassals set their tires to the blood-scorched roads of dystopian Australia. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Greg (claudiusthefool), and Matt (Varley) as they discuss George Miller’s 1979 cult action film Mad Max.

Warning: Contains spoilers for the Mad Max film series

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio Clips owned by Roadshow Entertainment

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VoK 327: Movie Roundtable (Vol.3) – War Edition


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War… what is it good for? The Vassals take up arms in defense of their favorite war movies. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Bina (Bina007), Zach (Alias), Thomas (FTWard), and Matt (Varley) as they grapple with the slippery definitions, prevailing themes, provocative images, and moral ambiguities of the war genre.

10:10 – Waterloo (Sergei Bondarchuk, 1970)
34:08 – The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
57:45 – Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, 2007)
1:19:23 – First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)

Warning: Contains #SPOILERS# for all four films

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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