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Episode 62 - To Interfaith or Not

July 15th, 2019

Episode 62 – To Interfaith or not

 

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

 

 

Traditional Bingo Calling: https://www.bingomum.co.uk/bingo-calls/

Rich Tea Biscuits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_tea

“You walked out of a shop? Champagne!” Eddie Izzard, the Definite Article 1996

Jack the Ripper and Delenn – from the episode Comes the Inquisitor, Babylon 5 (1995) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILLWZ6c3YsI

Vikings and connections to the Arabic World: (The Arabic inscription ring has now been discounted, but the rest is solid) http://www.1001inventions.com/vikings

Monotheism – the belief that deity is one single form. Most commonly the Abramic faiths of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

The Problem of Evil in Christianity: here the quick version from a Christian point of view https://corechristianity.com/resource-library/articles/god-and-suffering , and here’s a deeper article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15665399.2006.10819908

“God is an absentee Landlord” – Devil’s Advocate (1997) https://sitegallery.ru/video/IS4mUTQnIwUIHhI/al-pacino-speech-on-devils-advocate.html

Marcus Aurelius - https://www.britannica.com/biography/Marcus-Aurelius-Roman-emperor

Proselytisation – in which people of faith try and persuade others to believe or start learning about that faith. For example street preachers or going door to door.

Forced Conversion – here’s an article about historical forced conversion: https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/interview-converting-by-the-sword

Tartarus, the Greek prison of the Dammed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH23AKkFg1s

The Asphodel Meadows https://mythworld.fandom.com/wiki/Asphodel_Meadows

Kemetic concept of Judgement- https://ancientegyptonline.co.uk/judgementofthedead/

“Be Excellent to each Other” - Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096928/ and https://medium.com/@zach.hughes/be-excellent-to-each-other-leadership-lessons-from-bill-ted-a3db4e2bbed3

Sikh’s and feeding people after Temple: http://pluralism.org/religions/sikhism/the-sikh-experience/langar-the-communal-meal/

Muslim’s and prayer times: https://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/prayer-timetable/

Religious extremism and teaching awareness of it here https://www.religiouseducationcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Gateway_4-1.pdf , and an article here: https://www.nber.org/papers/w11663.pdf

Kashmiri Tea https://www.arborteas.com/kashmiri-chai-recipe/

Erebus: https://www.greekboston.com/culture/mythology/erebus/

Charon’s Obol and crossing the Styx: https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/exposing-shady-secrets-charons-obols-spirit-coins-ancient-greece-005867

“Please Sir, can I have some more?” Oliver Twist (1968) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063385/?ref_=ttmc_mc_tt

There’s a good book which looks at the conversion of Northern Europe – From Paganism to Christianity by Fletcher. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009ULCSZ0/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

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Episode 61 - Ran, Goddess of the Deeps

July 1st, 2019

Episode 61 – Ran Goddess of the Deeps

 

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

Wave sound effect: https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/462595/

 

Opening Poem: The Harp Song of the Dane Women, Rudyard Kipling https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47691/harp-song-of-the-dane-women

References to Ran are in brief: the Sonatorrek, three times in the Poetic/Prose Edda, and once in the Volsung Saga. There’s not much historical information to go on to help you build your relationship with her.

House Greyjoy: From Game of Thrones, a Minor Northern House of pirates living on a spit of barren islands with the motto ‘We Do Not Sow’ https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/House_Greyjoy

Neptune/ Poseidon https://mythology.net/greek/greek-gods/poseidon/ https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/gods/neptune/ and his temple in Rome https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Neptune_(Rome)

Freud: conscious, subconscious and unconscious https://www.verywellmind.com/the-conscious-and-unconscious-mind-2795946

No Man is an Island: John Donne https://web.cs.dal.ca/~johnston/poetry/island.html

Bioluminescence https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/fish/bioluminescence and red critters in the deep dark: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/red-color.html

“He’s fallen in the water!” Little Jim, minor character in The Goon Show http://www.thegoonshow.net/characters.asp

“And as far as I know, after 400 years, I am the oldest living vampire” Antonio Bandera’s character Armand in Interview with a Vampire (1994) https://www.moviequotes.com/s-movie/interview-with-the-vampire/

Closing prayer: http://www.northernpaganism.org/shrines/ninesisters/ran/seawalker-ran.html

 

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Episode 60 -Mighty Things - Toys and Trinkets of the Gods

June 15th, 2019

Episode 60 – Mighty Toys and Trinkets of the Gods

 

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

 

A Duet for Two Cats. Here sung by proper sopranos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMngXo9B_Vg , and here by some choirboys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHNeMcSdBCM

Cats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cats_(musical)

Tosca: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/news/tosca-in-a-nutshell/

Hamlet: https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/shakespedia/shakespeares-plays/hamlet/

Locking a trophy up in an office and someone has to steal it – reference to the Halloween episodes of Brooklyn 99 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2467372/

Wild Wild West – (1999) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120891/

AT-AT – Imperial Walker from Star Wars: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/All_Terrain_Armored_Transport

Mjolnir – Thor’s Hammer https://norse-mythology.org/symbols/thors-hammer/

“Over the top lads, an intae ‘em!” Billy Connolly. Scottish Stand up comic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Connolly

Steve Rogers/ Captain America – Marvel Universe https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Captain_America

Mr Rogers. Mr Rogers Neighbourhood: https://www.misterrogers.org/

Vision – Marvel Universe https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Vision

Thor’s belt and gauntlets give him giant-strength: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megingj%C3%B6r%C3%B0

Miu- Miu – the name Darcy gives the Mjolnir in Thor: Dark World (2013) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/

Gungir – Odin’s Spear https://norse-mythology.org/gungnir/

Duke/Dux https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dux

“The Grey Pilgrim” Another name for Gandalf the Grey, The Two Towers (2002): https://www.quotes.net/mquote/120433
Draupnir – Odin’s ring: http://www.ancientpages.com/2017/07/26/draupnir-god-odins-magical-ring-multiply/

Ketil – Norse for cauldron

“Arms like noodles” Invader Zim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bsfWTQKCF0

Danger Noodles – snake in Doggo Lingo *boopsnek* https://www.rover.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-doggo-lingo/

Freya’s necklace Brisingamen: http://freyjafirst.com/Brisingamen.aspx

The Weirdstone of the Brisingamen book by Alan Garner https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DPZN3GK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Skidbladnir- Frey’s collapsible/ folding ship http://mytologiskplads.dk/english/the-viking-ship.html

Imperial Clipper – Elite Dangerous: https://www.alpha-orbital.com/elite/ship/imperial-clipper

Hofuth – Heimdall’s sword: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C7%ABfu%C3%B0

Gjallarhorn – Heimdall’s blowing horn, which will sound to signal the Ragnarok: https://norse-mythology.org/the-gjallarhorn/

Damage-Twigg – The Tricksters sword/staff (Laevateinn/ Haevatein) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A6vateinn

Death Star – Built by the Imperial forces in Star Wars to end the Rebel forces: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Death_Star

Frigga and Freya have a falcon cloak/ falcon coat

Sif’s gold hair

Svalinn – the shield that protects the earth from the full power of the sun. Referenced in the Grimnismal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalinn

Odin’s High Seat

The Iron Throne – a throne made from swords in A Song of Ice and Fire, book series by GRR Martin. https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/Iron_Throne

Frey’s sword: https://mythology.net/norse/norse-gods/freyr/

“Tutilary dentistry” Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar: http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/c/croup.htm

Forseti’s axe – from a Frisian story http://ydalir.ca/norsegods/forseti/

“Well, that could have gone better” misremembered from the opening lines of Mal Reynolds, Firefly episode 11 “Trash”

“Absolute Unit” the absolute unit sheep meme, which started with a tweet from the Museum of Rural Life: https://twitter.com/themerl/status/983341970318938112?lang=en

 

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Episode 59 - Animal Companions

June 1st, 2019

Episode 59 – Animal Companions

 

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

 

Sir Ian McKellen http://www.mckellen.com/
Gandalf https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Gandalf

Kevin Bacon https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000102/ (6 degrees of Kevin Bacon) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon

Huginn and Munin – Odin’s raven companions

Ravens saying Nevermore… from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48860/the-raven

Geri and Freki – Odin’s wolf companions

Sleipnir – Odin’s eight-legged horse, child of the trickster.

“Two tickets to that thing you love” Old Spice ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE

Very Quick and Early Waker – Sunna’s horses

Rapid Goer – Mannis horse

Teeth Bearer and Teeth Grinder – Thor’s goats

Norwegian Forest Cats: https://www.gccfcats.org/Cat-Breeds/Norwegian-Forest-Cat

Meerkats and “Simples”: Compare the Market ad Campaign https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compare_the_Meerkat

Hati and Skoll – the wolves that chase the sun and moon. Sons of Fenrir.

Garm – in Guild Wars II - the wolf that guards the gates to Hel’s realm. Treated as separate to Fenris in the Grimnismal

Cerberus – the three headed guardian of Hades https://www.britannica.com/topic/Cerberus

Syncretism – the blending or partial blending of ideas, culture or faiths. Here’s some examples of religious syncretism: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/syncretism/a/syncretism-article

Morgana le Fay and Morgose https://beyondthedreamline.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/ladies-of-legend-morgan-le-fay-and-morgause/

“make your own kind of music” Paloma Faith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHey3FIyujQ

Frostymane – the horse that pulls the chariot of night

Skinfaxi – the horse the pulls the chariot of day

Shadowfax – the name of Gandalf’s horse in Lord of the Rings https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Shadowfax

Beasts of Battle motif in Viking and Anglo-Saxon culture: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/what-are-the-beasts-of-battle

Battleboar – Freya’s boar

Golden Bristles – Frey’s boar

Pumba – warthog character from the Lion King: https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Pumbaa

 

Ratatosk – the squirrel messenger. Kate sees him as looking like Scrat from the Ice Age films

Nithog – the dragon that eats the roots of the World Tree

Flyting – a verbal contest of insults https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/flyting-was-medieval-england-s-version-of-an-insult-trading-rap-battle

The Giant Eagle who sits at the top of the World Tree.

“Neither rain nor snow nor glom of nit.” Going Postal, Terry Pratchett https://discworld.fandom.com/wiki/Ankh-Morpork_Post_Office

Four deer who eat the lower leaves of the World Tree

Fenrir – the wolf son of the Trickster

Jormungand – the great serpent child of the Trickster

The Familiar in classical witchcraft http://www.witchipedia.com/def:familiar

Dogs in Viking burials: (and Viking pets in general) http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/vik_pets.shtml

“For I am the cat that walks by itself, and all places are alike to me” Rudyard Kipling ‘The Cat that Walked by Himself’ http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/rg_catwalked1.htm

“Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair” Cats Sleep Anywhere’ poem by Eleanor Farjeon https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/cats-sleep-anywhere/

“The greater cats ” ‘The Greater Cats’ poem by Vita Sackville-West https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-greater-cats-2/

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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/

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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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