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Episode 58 - Rune Spotlight - Tiwaz

May 15th, 2019

Rune Spotlight - Tiwaz

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Soldier by Fleurie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32W3J7XaNH8

A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… The opening crawl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_opening_crawl

The rune Tiwaz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiwaz_(rune)

Anglo Saxon Rune poem: https://anglosaxonpoetry.camden.rutgers.edu/the-rune-poem/

Tyr - https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/the-aesir-gods-and-goddesses/tyr/ and https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Myths_of_the_Norsemen:_From_the_Eddas_and_Sagas/Tyr

Monty Python rabbit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmu5sRIizdw

Tea and no Tea: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

Guybrush Threepwood (and the rubber chicken with the pulley in the middle) https://monkeyisland.fandom.com/wiki/Rubber_Chicken_With_A_Pulley_In_The_Middle

Have a Gorilla: The Goon Show http://www.thegoonshow.net/

CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/basics/cognitive-behavioral-therapy

Marie Kondo and sparking joy https://konmari.com/

How to find us online

Episode 57 - Living your Best Heathen Life

May 1st, 2019

Episode 57 – Living your Best Heathen Life

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

“And you’re taking away my trousers.” Armstrong and Miller, 2 Airmen Sketches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK33sl64YNw

“Their vision is based on movement.” Jurassic Park (1993) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/

“Ooooh! The Claw!” Toy Story (1995) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Esh4W3dfI

The Thane of Cawdor – from Macbeth https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/section1/

Elite Dangerous https://www.elitedangerous.com/

moving a piano/ The Baboon Show/ the idiots behind the sheet of glass – The Goon Show http://www.thegoonshow.net/

“We are your bona hosts” – Julian and Sandy from Around the Horne https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00c7q4l/episodes/guide

Material Girl (1984) – Madonna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p-lDYPR2P8 (and that corset) http://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/10742/the-subversive-power-of-the-jean-paul-gaultier-corset

Atlantis - https://www.kidzworld.com/article/960-history-the-lost-city-of-atlantis

“Your answer to everything is triangles” Red Dwarf episode ‘Meltdown’ (1991) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0684164/

“All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.” JM Barrie’s Peter Pan and Battlestar Galactica https://cityoftongues.com/non-fiction/all-of-this-has-happened-before/

Nova Roma – a reconstructionist group for Religio Romana http://www.novaroma.org/

Conflict and compromise in the Icelandic Sagas: https://brill.com/view/title/31238?lang=en

“See here Mars, I send you these men.” TV series Rome, season 1, Titus Pullo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BltLUwY92kk

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Episode 55 - Norse/ Heathen stuff in Fiction Books

April 15th, 2019

Episode 56 – Norse/ Heathen stuff in Fiction Books

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

 

“Are we just going to stand around, or are we going to fight?” Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tukQDg22o9M

“Too soon” Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk, with reference to the short lived cult classic TV show Firefly, especially for their promo of ConMan https://io9.gizmodo.com/nathan-fillion-and-alan-tudyk-return-to-fandom-in-new-s-1690725690

Fererro Rocher https://www.ferrero.co.uk/Ferrero-Rocher and _that advert from 1993: The Ambassadors Party : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P-nZZkQqTc (and the updated version from 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpB0r941bSg )

The dude in jeans that ran through all the walls: Levi’s 2002 ‘Freedom to Move’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fKtXFJQzo4

More cowbell – SNL ‘More Cowbell’ 2000 https://vimeo.com/241311990

The Last Kingdom – Bernard Cornwell – books and TV series

“What do we say to Death? Not today.” Sirio Florel and Arya Stark, Game of Thrones, series 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfXvs2jf2DU

“The only thing a man can do is smile back” Gladiator (2000) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgKUBnoO39I

“The pointy end goes into the other man” The Mask of Zorro (1988) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29FXtcCY8C0

Syiro Florel – character from Game of Thrones, series 1 https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Syrio_Forel

Bene Tleilaxu - The Facedancer assassins from Dune https://dune.fandom.com/wiki/Bene_Tleilax

Eaters of the Dead – Michael Crichton – the basis for The 13th Warrior (along with elements of Beowulf) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eaters-Dead-Michael-Crichton/dp/0099222825

American Gods https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005NACYQU/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 and Norse Mythology https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LY7XGR1/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 – Neil Gaiman

The Gospel of Loki – Joanne Harris http://www.joanne-harris.co.uk/books/the-gospel-of-loki/

The Broken Sword – Poul Anderson https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004BDOK0I/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Iceland – Betsy Tobin https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NL8Q7AK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Giants of the Frost – Kim Wilkins https://www.amazon.co.uk/Giants-Frost-Kim-Wilkins/dp/0575077212/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

The Long Dark Teamtime of the Soul – Douglas Adams https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0053PHCWG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Bloodeye – Giles Kristian (trilogy) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0031RS3IU/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

The Long Ships - Frans Bengtsson https://www.amazon.co.uk/Long-Ships-Saga-Viking-Age-ebook/dp/B00GLGZX2M

The Sea Road – Margaret Elphinstone https://www.margaretelphinstone.co.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/0994?opendocument&part=6

Half a King – Joe Abercrombie (trilogy) http://www.joeabercrombie.com/books/half-a-king/

The Mere Wife – Maria Dahvanna Headley https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CMGW2SD/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

All the Windracked Stars – Elizabeth Bear (trilogy) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003KN3WS6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

The Hobbit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hobbit-J-R-Tolkien/dp/0007525494 / The Lord of the Rings https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002RI9176/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 – JRR Tolkien

The Way of Wyrd – Brian Bates https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004AM770U/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

 

Young Adult

The Seafarers Kiss – Julia Ember https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07P1DB7LY/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

The Boneless Mercies – Genevieve Tucholke https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078WC37JG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

 

Middle Grade

Magnus Chase – Rick Rhiordan (series) http://rickriordan.com/series/magnus-chase-and-the-gods-of-asgard/

Secrets of Valhalla – Jasmine Richards (series) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Valhalla-Jasmine-Richards/dp/0062010107

Hilda and the Troll – graphic novel – Luke Pearson (series) https://lukepearson.com/Hilda/Hilda-and-The-Troll

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken (series) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009PMBVBG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Odd and the Frost Giants – Neil Gaiman https://www.amazon.co.uk/Odd-Frost-Giants-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0747598118

 

The Curse of Fenric – Dr Who episode series from 1989 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Curse_of_Fenric

 The Cartmel Master Plan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartmel_Masterplan

Vikings – TV show https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2306299/

The CGI version of Beowulf (2007) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0442933/

Fafnir and Sigurd - https://www.britannica.com/topic/Fafnir

The animated Lord of the Rings (unfinished, 1978) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077869/

Guards, Guards – Terry Pratchett https://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Book:Guards!_Guards!

 

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Episode 55 - Bj581 - The Grave Formerly Known as Male

April 1st, 2019

Episode 55 – The grave formerly known as male - BJ581

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

South Park, The TARDIS and Midsummer – all places that are psychoreactive, containing just what’s needed for that week’s episode.

WHS trowels – the only ones for excavation as far as British archaeology is concerned : https://www.pasthorizonstools.com/WHS_Archaeology_trowel_p/trowhs4.htm

Raid on Lindersfarne in the Ango-Saxon chronicles – 793AD https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/lindisfarne-priory/History/viking-raid/

“on chicken legs” – Kate was thinking of the house of Baba Yaga https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Yaga

Harris Matrix a diagram which shows the relationship of features and soils to each other: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_matrix

Hansard Website – the going’s on of the Houses of Parliament http://www.hansard-archive.parliament.uk/

Chair made from swords – reference to the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/Iron_Throne

Oseberg Ship burial https://www.khm.uio.no/english/visit-us/viking-ship-museum/exhibitions/oseberg/

Sutton Hoo https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo

Ibn Fadlan’s account of the burial of a Rus Chieftain: https://ethicsofsuicide.lib.utah.edu/selections/ibn-fadlan/

Beowulf, the burial part at the end: https://www.litcharts.com/lit/beowulf/beowulf-s-funeral-lines-3110-3182

Xena, Warrior Princess https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112230/

Ocam’s razor https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam%27s_razor

“We know nothing, Jon Snow” https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-know-nothing-jon-snow

If you want the original excavation reports and drawings from 1878: the excavators diary is in Swedish https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Stolpe#/media/File:Birka_Stolpe_1875.jpg but there is a famous image of the excavated burial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Stolpe#/media/File:Viking_grave_Bj_581_in_Birka,_Sweden_by_Hjalmar_Stolpe_in_1889.png

If you want four pages from the whole thing, head here: http://historiska.se/birka/digitala-resurser/filer/pdf/Stolpe1878.pdf

Here’s the original paper announcing the osteology result in 2017: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319559178_A_female_Viking_warrior_confirmed_by_genomics

This is the most recent paper published in Feb 2019: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/viking-warrior-women-reassessing-birka-chamber-grave-bj581/7CC691F69FAE51DDE905D27E049FADCD

The Wikipedia page has some good references to explore this further: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birka_female_Viking_warrior

 

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Episode 54 - Does my Beard Look Big in This?

March 15th, 2019

Episode 54 – Does my Beard Look Big in This?

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

“When 900 years old you reach, look as good, you will not.” Yoda, Return of the Jedi (1983) https://www.deseretnews.com/top/1478/13/0When-900-years-old-you-reach0-Look-as-good-you-will-not1-Star-Wars-quotes-to-help-you.html

Dr Who – older than they look… https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/The_Doctor%27s_age

Odo and Quark in DS9 ‘Visionary’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX-g3jIHo8U

‘borrowing’ - Granny Wetherwax from Discworld: https://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Borrowing

“How are your two heated towel rails? They are good.” Lenny Henry Live and Unleashed https://youtu.be/Vd6CqB144JA?t=1371

“The journey between here and the shops, well that’s just peanuts...” Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy http://quotegeek.com/literature/douglas-adams/the-hitchhikers-guide-to/7229/

“What are we gonna do? I don’t know, whaddy wanna do?” the vultures from the Jungle Book (1967) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGTWmrnPdgk

Brillo pads https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brillo_Pad

“You just graduated from my pilot to my valet.” Kingsman (2014)

“I’ve never seen a man eat so many chicken wings...” 'What Would Brian Boitano Do' from the South Park movie https://youtu.be/6-Fbtd8-cSs

“Oh grandma, what big teeth you have….” Little Red Riding Hood https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/little-red-riding-hood

What’s That Noshing on my Leg? A title suggestion for Peter Benchley’s classic Jaws https://twitter.com/qikipedia/status/183617631683751937?lang=en

“His eyes? Like gimlets” Terry Pratchett’s Reaper Man https://www.lspace.org/books/apf/reaper-man.html

“Thanks bridesmaid, like the beard, gives me something to hang on to!” Blackadder, ‘Bells’ season 2. http://britishcomedychannel.com/2015/12/21/lord-flashhearts-grand-entrance-blackadder-bbc/

Up All Night to get Loki https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PldV6PEhn_Q And if you want Tom Hiddleston singing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XYIeJn6L58

The Church scene in Kingsman (2014) (NSFW, not suitable for all viewers) https://youtu.be/t1WWDBTda2Y

 

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Episode 53 - Theological Reflection - What if’s

March 1st, 2019

Episode 53 – Theological Reflection – what if’s

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

 

The 9pm Watershed http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specials/1738_respect/page9.shtml

Mary Whitehouse – TV Social Campaigner https://www.biographyonline.net/british/mary-whitehouse.html

The Mary Whitehouse Experience – TV Series 1990 –1992 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098858/

Call it Christmas” by Mitch Benn - https://mitchbenn.bandcamp.com/track/call-it-christmas

The butterfly dreaming of being a man - https://philosophynow.org/issues/76/Zhuangzi_And_That_Bloody_Butterfly

Well, that escalated quickly.’ from Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/that-escalated-quickly

For the Mug!’a reference to the Hutton Orbital Truckers Guild in Elite Dangerous

Subjunctive Theological Reflection the posh title for ‘What if?’ if you want to really get into it, head here: http://www.academia.edu/9182091/Theology_in_a_Subjunctive_Mood_Reflections_on_Charles_Taylors_A_Secular_Age

‘For the want of a nail, the kingdom was lost.’https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Want_of_a_Nail

‘Wolves and Bells’ - Bad News: http://www.mclub.com.ua/s_txt.phtml?sn=1593951&sid=41598

Achilles and his heel - https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Heroes/Achilles/achilles.html

Obelix – from Asterix - https://www.asterix.com/en/portfolio/obelix/

Terminator – film series starting in 1984 and ending goodness knows where… https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/terminator-timeline-guide-extremely-confusing-story-far/

‘The beast with two backs’https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/58450.html

Snoopy and the happy dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4_VMcxoxrk

‘You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means...’ Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1988) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIP6EwqMEoE

‘All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again’ https://cityoftongues.com/non-fiction/all-of-this-has-happened-before/

 

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Episode 52 - Using Visualisations

February 15th, 2019

Episode 52 – Using Visualisations

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

“Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow” from Macbeth. Here’s Sir Patrick Stewart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZnaXDRwu84 and here’s Sir Ian McKellen ( in 1976 looking a little younger) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LDdyafsR7g

“Babble babble...” Marilyn Manson ‘This is the New Shit’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kQMDSw3Aqo

“Would you like us to lay on a turkey?” Julian and Sandy from Around the Horne. Two camp characters which openly used phrases in Polari in a radio sketch show. http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/fabulosa/page6.htm

“How bona to varda your dolly old eeks.” Polari - ‘how good to see you all.’ (lit: ‘how good to see your faces’. Polari is a heavy dialect used primarily by gay men in the UK when being LGBT+ was illegal. It was a way to talk to each other without being understood by straight people – and thus avoiding being arrested and imprisoned. See here for a short film showing two men talking in Polari: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8yEH8TZUsk

Milkdrop on Winamp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MilkDrop

Fylgja in Northern spiritual practice – a personal guardian spirit which may take the shape of an animal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fylgja

Familiar – in Western witchcraft traditions, is an animal with which a witch or warlock shares energy or traits to help augment their own abilities. https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witches-Familiars

‘Step three: profit’ – Underpants Gnomes from South Park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnomes_(South_Park)

“Be mindful of the living force my young Padawan” Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. https://tzbarry.com/2016/12/15/phantom-menace/

“No sacrifice, no victory.” from the Transformers Soundtrack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xrQ8wzGiQM

Two short visualisations that Suzanne has written – you are welcome to use these as they are, change them if you want to, create your own – have a play and see what works for you.

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius http://classics.mit.edu/Antoninus/meditations.html

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Episode 51 - Pagan and/or Heathen

February 1st, 2019

Episode 51 – Pagan and or Heathen

Big shout out to Rachel Frigot, who reminded us that we needed to come back and talk about this (after mentioning it in an early episode and then getting all excited about talking shop...)

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

The Mothman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothman

Dyatlov Pass Incident https://allthatsinteresting.com/dyatlov-pass-incident-photos

‘Ragged idiot / a man with a military bearing… / you’re horrible, arent’ you?/ written down on a piece of paper.’ it’s all The Goon Show. Here you go: http://www.thegoonshow.net/

“Not now, Kato!” A running gag from the Pink Panther Films – Peter Sellers at his finest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA8QrOAghZ0

“Ich bin ein Berliner...” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_bin_ein_Berliner

“It’s velour” Zapp Brannigan from Futureama https://youtu.be/PfCyctzyi_8

Preconscious brain – Freudian concept of information which you can recall easily with the correct mental prod, but that isn’t continuously conscious. For instance, your first telephone number, the colour of your current car, name of your first pet.

Schrodingers heathen… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_cat

“I would like, if I may…. heavy, black and pendulous” paraphrased from Rocky Horror Picture Show (stage 1973, film 1975) part of a traditional narrator/audience exchange in performances of the Rocky Horror Show: https://www.quotes.net/mquote/1058644

The Wicker Man: (indirect reference via the Botanic Gardens used as the setting): https://www.findingthewickerman.co.uk/logan-botanic-gardens

‘sleekit’ Scottish Dorric slang for slippery, evasive. "Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie" - Robert Burns, "To a Mouse"

Chaucer, naked in A Knights Tale: https://youtu.be/sCG8EaaaQeI

“Covered in Bees!” Eddie Izzard on Beekeepers: https://youtu.be/2aFJCfoi8FU

Well Dressings https://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/whats-on/well-dressings

“Tottenham Court Road is the Midlands” - Lola, Kinky Boots https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/KinkyBoots

Kemetic – faith in and the reconstruction of Egyptian classical religion http://www.kemet.org/

Filthy Basker, filthy trucker – both references to Elite Dangerous, being a supporter of the fictional Empire, and belonging to the Hutton Truckers guild.

Henotheism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henotheism

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Episode 50 - The Rune Poems

January 15th, 2019

Episode 50 – The Rune Poems

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

 

Romulan Cloaking Device: http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Cloaking_device

“Good Game, Good Game!” Catchphrase of Bruce Forsyth https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/good-game-good-game-bruce-forsyth-revolutionised-saturday-night/

Astonishing Legends Podcast https://www.astonishinglegends.com/

Marshmallows and S’mores https://whatscookingamerica.net/Cookie/Smores/Smores.htm Suzanne knows a variation on this which is a toasted marshmallow squashed between two rich tea biscuits.

Bovine Bank Accounts – Frithcast Episode 28

Maeshowe http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/maeshowe/maeshrunes.htm

Thames Scramsax: https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=86215&partId=1 you can see a modern replica here: https://www.medieval-arms.co.uk/detail/id/1698/name/beagnoth-sax-sword-thames-scramasax-

Lincoln Comb Case https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?assetId=274572001&objectId=65237&partId=1

Pictograms https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictogram

“That’s just peanuts to space” from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy http://hitchhikersguidequotes.tumblr.com/post/13945214509/space-is-big-really-big-you-just-wont-believe

Mnemonics https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-mnemonics.html

The NATO phonetic alphabet https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_150391.htm

Star Classifications – Oh! Be a fine girl kiss me http://www.star.ucl.ac.uk/~pac/obafgkmrns.html

Bruce Dickins: Runic and Heroic Poems free PDF: http://www.arild-hauge.com/PDF/Runic%20and%20heroic%20poems%20of%20the%20old%20Teutonic%20peoples.pdf

(not this Bruce Dickinson: https://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/article/8x5byp/bruce-dickinson-has-no-time-for-bullshit )

“We shall call him Zatarra” – The Count of Monte Cristo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi9bEzpYQF4

“Sapristy Yako!” Running joke from Moriarty in The Goon Show https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goon_Show_running_jokes

“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY4cnMmo9qw (3 scenes from the film, The Princess Bride, 1988)

Netflix’s Bandersnatch (potential spoilers ahead): https://www.thewrap.com/black-mirror-bandersnatch-netflix-endings-references-charlie-brooker-embarrassed/

Lord of the Rings Trilogy extended cut: http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_Extended_Edition

Anglo Saxon riddles: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sll/disciplines/english/beowulf/riddle.htm

Kennings – compound metaphors: http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/changlang/activities/lang/anglosaxon/anglosax.html

Star Trek Next Generation episode: Darmok http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Darmok_(episode)

Aleph – first letter of the Hebrew alphabet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleph

Dotted runes: https://www.britannica.com/topic/runic-alphabet

The fourth rune poem (list): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abecedarium_Nordmannicum

‘30 days hath September’: https://interestingliterature.com/2018/09/11/a-short-analysis-of-the-thirty-days-hath-september-rhyme/

William McGonogall, hailed as the writer of the worst poetry available in the English language: http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/ :

That one author that significantly changes the order of the runes (and has 25 runes): https://www.amazon.com/Book-Runes-25th-Anniversary-Bestselling/dp/0312536763

Russian Cyrillic script: http://www.russianforeveryone.com/RufeA/Lessons/Introduction/Alphabet/Alphabet.htm

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42916/jabberwocky

The Quangle Wangle’s Hat by Edward Lear - http://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/the-quangle-wangles-hat/

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Episode 49 - The Seeress in the Saga

January 1st, 2019

Episode 49 – The Seeress in the Saga

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

“Don’t run, we are your friends.” - from Mars Attacks! (1996) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Attacks!

Lagertha – from the TV series Vikings: http://vikings.wikia.com/wiki/Lagertha

Dallas – TV series (1978 – 1991) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077000/

Dynasty – TV series (1981 – 1989) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynasty_(1981_TV_series)

Eastenders – TV series (1985 onwards) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088512/

Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark - https://www.britannica.com/biography/Harald-I-king-of-Denmark

Blue and red contact points for a car battery: you can see the red and blue markers on these pictures: https://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Battery-Terminals

Thing – an annual meeting or gathering: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thing_(assembly)

The Saga of Erik the Red – (Chapter 4 has the visit of Thorbjorg the seeress). http://sagadb.org/eiriks_saga_rauda.en

The fox, chicken and bag of grain: a logic puzzle/ brainteaser https://riddlesbrainteasers.com/fox-chicken-sack-grain/

Itinerant fixers: Supernatural(https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/), Michael Knight (http://knight-rider.wikia.com/wiki/Michael_Knight) , The Littlest Hobo https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078644/ , David Banner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incredible_Hulk_(1978_TV_series)

 

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