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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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