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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

How to find us online

 

 

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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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Episode 48 - Now We Are Two

December 21st, 2018

Episode 48 – Now We Are Two – The Second Random Reel

 

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

 

Airplane mode

An Idris Elba Shaped Wish

Animals of Bohemia

Basingstoke and Giggleswick

Brain Fart

Buttons Beans and Bobs

Click Queen

Cold Coffee Mode

Kate reads Cassius

Chicken, Fox, Duck, Grain and Kate

Handwriting Squiggle

Kate Calls for a Fluffer

Kate Moves the World Wasp

Long Loooong Maaaaaan

The Definition of Cheese

The Passion of Archaeologists

The Quality of the Mirror Universe

Three Little Norns from School take one

Too Slow Chicken Merengo

Trout a la Creme

Two Sneezes

Unofficial Squirrel

We’ve been doing Frithcast for two years. Forty eight regular episodes and a good handful of Extras. You’ve been listening to a heathen and a coffee-powered Druid chatter on for two years. And you, lovely listeners, are the reason that we have. So, we’d like to say thank you, in the only way that we can: to celebrate our second birthday, we’d like to present you with a very special episode. As last years random reel, we present clips of some of the funny moments that didn’t quite make it to the episodes.

Thank you from us to you, we hope you enjoy, and carry on listening :)

Suzanne and Kate

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Episode 47 - Heathenry on a Budget

December 1st, 2018

Episode 47 – Heathenry on a Budget

Shout out and big wave to Ethan Finley for suggesting the topic for this episode.

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

 

Total Immersion video games https://www.quora.com/Why-has-virtual-reality-and-total-immersion-video-gaming-been-slow-to-evolve

Better than Life - Red Dwarf episode, Season 2, episode 2, originally aired September 1988 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Better_Than_Life_(Red_Dwarf_episode)

Phoebe Buffay – Character from Friends (1994 – 2004) https://friends.fandom.com/wiki/Phoebe_Buffay

Schrodinger’s Cat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOYyCHGWJq4

47 and Star Trek http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/47 (not just confined to Star Trek - https://www.higgypop.com/news/47-reference/ )

11:21 and X-Files - http://www.lunacynet.com/xfiles/xf1013.html

Greeting in Latin: Ave and Salve https://blogs.transparent.com/latin/latin-greetings/ to hear it spoken, head here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3PPtY-YPHo

Havamal translations on the internet – there are a good number available for you to read and study. Here are some bits to get you started:

Dr Jackson Crawford (long video!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veRChLMC20o

Bellows translation http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/poe04.htm

Thorpe, Hollander and Bellows can be found here: http://www.heathenhof.com/the-havamal-3-translations/

Auden and Taylor’s translation is here: https://www.ragweedforge.com/havamal.html

For books: check out your local library stock or ask about inter-library loans, or getting copies of academic papers. They may cost a small fee this way, but it’s often cheaper than buying a copy for yourself.

Befriend librarians – they are your friend in your ongoing research.

The Librarian – from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. He’s an Orangutan. Don’t, whatever you do, call him a monkey. https://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Librarian

If you really, really want a copy for yourself – look at second-hand book finding companies, e-book editions (there are several e-book readers that have apps for smartphones), or pre-loved copies available at your favourite online book seller.

Lint rollers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lint_remover

Universities can also be useful – if they do relevant courses, ask the department admin staff very nicely for a copy of the course reading list. Some University libraries will allow non-students to access the materials – you may have to apply for a library card, and may not be able to lend materials, but study them inside the library building.

Check museums for their collections – some have pictures and descriptions of their collection items online, or special themed events/ lectures hosted at the museum. Museum staff may also be able to help you with little nuggets of specialist knowledge, or help your find other appropriate contacts. There’s a good starting place in the British Museum Room 41, of which there are plenty of photos and video online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaYYxVWruB8

There are lots of academics/ authors directly available to follow through the wonders of social media – check on hashtags, look for favourite academics, or authors of your favourite non-fiction books and see what they’re posting about.

Mjolnir’s are available, along with other Norse-themed jewelry, for all budgets and styles. You can get them in bronze, pewter, iron, silver, gold, in wood, clay, bone, glass, pretty much any material that you’d like to try. There are copies of archaeological finds, modern or plain designs, ones inset with stones or crystal, so it’s pretty much up to you. If you want to wear one. It’s optional not mandatory.

Books on Wicca tend to emphasise having plenty of tools or items to aid in doing ritual. Again it’s personal and up to you. We’ve found Scott Cunningham’s books and Issac Bonewit’s books as good places to start.

Relevant academic papers and some PhD thesis are available online for free – some papers may need you to have access to a service, like JSTOR or Wiley. You may still be able to read the abstract online without having to pay. You may be able to get a copy of the paper through your local library (much cheaper than buying a copy through getting a JSTOR account for yourself), either by putting a request into the library to get a copy of it, or the library may have account access to JSTOR.

Guttenberg Project – go! Go find free books! https://www.gutenberg.org/

There’s one more source of info that’s invaluable in studying and research – other heathens! Ask questions online about what others have found useful, for book or article recommendations, or for a bit of encouragement as you delve into your own research :)

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Episode 46 - Theological Reflection

November 15th, 2018

Episode 46 – Theological Reflection

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

 

Airplane! (1980) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080339/

Praxis – the Klingon energy facility http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Praxis

Duracell Bunny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duracell_Bunny

The Praxis Effect https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-praxis-effect-in-movies

Thagomiser – after Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoon commemorating the late Thag Simmons - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/watch-out-for-that-thagomizer-98891562/

Beer Goggles https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=beer%20goggles

The raven on the Ark: https://www.gotquestions.org/Noah-raven-dove.html

“Step three… profit...” Paraphrased from the Underpants Gnomes Business Plan in South Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO5sxLapAts (Season 2, episode 17 - ‘Gnomes’)

Greek myths held social values and acceptable actions https://brewminate.com/the-function-of-mythology-in-ancient-greek-society/

Pax Daeorum http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/05/01/what-was-pax-deorum-and-how-important-was-it/

Starting a reflective journal: https://penzu.com/how-to-write-a-reflective-journal and https://www.thecounsellorscafe.co.uk/single-post/2017/01/22/Reflective-Journaling-A-Step-by-Step-Guide

“There are many like them, but these ones are yours...” Paraphrased from the Rifleman’s Creed – used in the film Full Metal Jacket (1987), based on Gustav Hasford’s book The Short Timers (1979)

“Brains like Noodles...” Paraphrased from Invader Zim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bsfWTQKCF0

47 – The repeating Star Trek number http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/47 (and also from Alias)

 

The process of theological reflection:

1) Define the issue

2) Describe the issue in as much detail as you can

3) Look at parallels and links within your faith

4)Allow those insights and links to widen your thinking about the issue

5) Praxis – it’s action time! What are you doing to do now?

If you’d like to explore Theological Reflection for yourself, there’s a good book out there – it does focus on the Christian traditions, but the methods are the same. “Theological Reflection” by Judith Thompson 2008 (SCM Study Guides)

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Episode 45 - The Binding of Loki

November 1st, 2018

Episode 45 – The Binding of Loki

Shout out to Rob Wessley from Australia for suggesting the topic for this episode

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

Throughout this episode we refer to Loki as he/him. If you know them by other pronouns (they do change their species and gender after all), such as she/her, they/them or something else, it’s all good. Our choice of pronouns may not reflect your valid experiences of the Trickster.

Lemuralia – Roman festival of the dead, originally celebrated in May, rather than October. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Lemuralia.html

Dr Peter Venkman – from Ghostbusters https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/characters/nm0000195

The Binding of Issac http://bindingofisaac.wikia.com/wiki/The_Binding_of_Isaac_Wiki

The Binding of Loki can be found in two sources: The Poetic Edda: Lokasenna and in the Prose Edda Gylfaginning 50.

Talking tricksters: Frithcast episode 26

Spirograph https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/creativity-music-and-partyware/art-sets/the-original-spirograph-design-set-boxed/p/149468

Battlestar Galactica (remake) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica_(2004_TV_series)

Metaphor in The Book of Revelation. Here: https://bibleforums.org/showthread.php/223165-Metaphor-or-Symbol-how-to-interpret-the-book-of-Revelation and here: https://readingacts.com/2012/04/06/revelation-and-metaphors/

Celtic Salmon of Knowledge http://www.luminarium.org/mythology/ireland/salmonknowledge.htm

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Episode 44 - Ghost Seal Whack-a-Mole - The Erbyggja Saga

October 15th, 2018

Episode 44 – Ghost Seal Whack-a-Mole – Erbyggja 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

 

David Lister in Red Dwarf – Season 3, episode 4 ‘Bodyswap’. First shown 1989

 

The Festivals of the Dead – come with many names – All Hallows e’en, Halloween, Samhain, The Nights of the Dead

Erbyggja Saga – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyrbyggja_saga

The lineage of King David in the Bible https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davidic_line

Seamus Heaney’s re-interpretation of Beowulf – he starts with the word ‘So’, rather than the traditional ‘Listen!’

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

Dynasty (TV Show) 1981 – 1989 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081856/

Crossroads (TV Show) 1964 – 1988 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057741/

Emmerdale Farm (TV Show) 1972 onwards https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068069/

 Coronation Street (TV Show) 1960 onwards https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053494/

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

The Archers (Radio show) 1950 0nwards https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Archers

Draugr – a type of Norse undead with a specific description. Often those who malevolently haunt their own grave and the surrounding areas, attacking livestock and people, and damaging property. http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/04/03/draugr-vikings-feared-living-dead-with-prophetic-visions/

Rasputin – his (possibly) notable death : https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/murder-rasputin-100-years-later-180961572/

Christine – book (and subsequent film) by Stephen King https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/jan/30/rereading-stephen-king-christine

‘Little black seeds’ Vampires may have a compulsion to count spilled poppy seeds, so spending all their time until dawn. https://www.axs.com/dispatching-vampires-a-short-tutorial-98602

 “That’s how you get ants.” Archer - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486217/

‘Shuffled off this mortal coil’ The Norwegian Parrot Sketch, Monty Python

Ghostbusters – (1984) ‘the woman in the library scene’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYjFKsJjCP0

Ghostbusters – ‘the green goo scene’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qWNuO36mGg

Thorgunna Lawson – parody reference to the celebrity chef Nigela Lawson

Kiss from a Rose – Seal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9aiBlIpyKU

The Mothman Prophecies (2002) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265349/

‘Stop! Hammer time!’ MC Hammer ‘U can’t touch this’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo

Ex-Machina (2015) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/

Supernatural (TV Show) (2005) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/

Grim (TV Show) (2011 – 2017) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830617/

‘If you have poo, fling it now’ from Madagascar (2005) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgUwpb3I98M

How to find us online

‘Foul not fowl’ From The Goon Show ‘The Affair of the Lone Banana’ http://www.thegoonshow.net/scripts_show.asp?title=s05e05_the_affair_of_the_lone_banana

Our (very late) introduction

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Episode 43 - Beer and Worry - favourite verses of the Havamal

October 1st, 2018

Episode 43 – Beer and Worry – favourite verses from the Havamal

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

GIR – from Invader Zim (TV series 2001 – 2004) http://zim.wikia.com/wiki/GIR

“Thirteen!” from Rome Season 1, episode 11, ‘The Spoils’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spoils_(Rome)

The first time we looked at the Havamal: Frithcast episode 4: https://tac.podbean.com/e/frithcast-episode-4/

Yawning: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140811-warning-this-may-make-you-yawn

The pilot episode of Star Trek and that whole numbering thing: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=577426

And the reference to it in South Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQLQ56tkO6Y&feature=youtu.be

Correction: The Havamal is a collection of pieces, not one single poem. Just, so’s you know.

Roman legions: https://www.toptenz.net/10-horrifying-facts-roman-legions.php

The inherent difficulties of working with translations: http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/5699/8/08_chapter%202.pdf

“Better it is to have a stout heart always and face your troubles...” Herodotus. Herodotus, George Rawlinson (1996). “Histories”, p.533, Wordsworth Editions.

Declaration 127: http://www.declaration127.com/

There’s several versions of the Havamal available for free online and there are many translations. Head here to see a whole list of documents and commentary that you can go look at: http://www.germanicmythology.com/PoeticEdda2/Havamal.html

Translations – here’s 6 to get you going:

Larrington (1996 and 2014) http://www.germanicmythology.com/PoeticEdda2/LarringtonHavamal.html

Bray (1908) https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/havamal.html

Thorpe (1865) http://www.heathenhof.com/benjamin-thorpes-havamal/

Hollander (1962) http://www.heathenhof.com/lee-m-hollanders-havamal/

Bellows (1923) http://www.heathenhof.com/h-a-bellows-havamal/

Auden and Taylor (1967) http://ragweedforge.com/havamal.html

Other folks have also tried their hand at translation: https://www.beyondweird.com/high-one.html

Dr Jackson Crawford’s ‘The Cowboy Havamal’ (2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-2p9qVSAa4

TAC’s recent translation (2018) is available to buy here: https://www.amazon.com/Havamal-Version-Presented-Asatru-Community/dp/1941442196

How to find us online

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