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Episode 38 - Musical Kennings

July 15th, 2018

Episode 38 – Musical Kennings


Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.


Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence


Background fire ambience by inchadney from

Hogswatch/ Soul Cake Duck – both from the Discworld, Terry Pratchett

Yes, there is the heathen equivalent of an Easter Egg hidden away in one of our earlier episodes… ssssshhh, don’t tell everyone.

“That’s a good cup’o’joe.” Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Kenning – the Havamal example

the rune poem: ‘the sea-horse on the whale road’

“to ken” in Scot’s dialect

the rune Kennaz

That episode in Star Trek: The Next Generation – “Darmok” (season 5, episode 2) and

Spartans at Thermopylae

Earth to Asgard

Salute by Little Mix
RESPECT – Aretha Franklin

“You don’t half look like your picture,”
Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy
Diablo Roja by Rodrigo e Gabriella you can watch them playing it live here (with an extra twiddly bit in the middle)

Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie

Life on Earth by Snow Patrol

Shine by Take That
Titanium by Sia

Skyfall by Adele
Broadsword by Jethro Tull
Come with Me Now by Kongos

The theme from Police Academy (1984). For a more eloquent exploration of reasoning, see this article:

Being played by a police band:

Hammer of Bronze by Robert Falkenstein

I’m a Human Being by Sandi Thom

Frigga’s relationship with Odin
The First Time (ever I saw your face) by Roberta Flack

Loki tied to the rocks, calling out to Odin
Hello by Adele

“Covered in bees!” Eddie Izzard, from his Glorious tour

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