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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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