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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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