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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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Links:
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 444: Best Media of 2017 Awards


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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 435: Video Game Roundtable – 2017 Edition




The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene for another video game roundtable.  This time around Vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Bing (shoeshiner), Katie (LadyGriffin), and Zach (Alias) gather to talk about some of their favorite video games in the year of 2017. They also share some of the biggest games they are anticipating in the coming year.

0:45 – Introduction
7:15 – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
14:40 – Persona 5
23:10 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
49:05 – Divinity Original Sin 2
1:02:40 – Night in the Woods
1:12:25 – Mass Effect: Andromeda
1:21:45 – Most Anticipated Games of 2018
1:35:35 – Aftershow

While there will be minor spoilers for the various games discussed, this podcast is largely spoiler-free. 

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Super Mario Odyssey OST – Jump Up, Super Star!
Night In The Woods OST – Astral Alley (Build-Up Version)
NieR: Automata OST – Amusement Park (Dynamic – Vocals)

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VoK 432: The O. J. Simpson Murder Case


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With slightly quixotic timing, Bina007 and Julia/NoTrueLady discuss their reactions to the 1995 criminal trial of OJ Simpson for the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.  We also discuss the recent TV series American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson and the Oscar winning documentary OJ: Made In America.

Music credit – The People vs OJ Simpson

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VoK 427: Halloween Spooktacular


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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 400: The Dance of the Vassals IV



To celebrate their 400th podcast, the curators of VOK break bread in the smoky halls of the Twins and toast a joyous marriage to Edmure Tully and Roslyn Frey.

Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Bina (Bina007), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Zach (Alias), Adam (drownedsnow), Nadia, and Greg (claudiusthefool) for a one-night only performance of Catelyn VII from George R. R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords (aka the “Red Wedding”). And stick around backstage for a postmortem discussion of the chapter.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

02:20 – Full Cast(le) Recording #13: The Hole Where Our Hearts Had Been
33:32 – Catelyn VII (ASOS) Chapter Discussion

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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