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Media-eval: A Medieval Pop Culture Podcast

A TV and Film podcast featuring Sarah Ifft Decker
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Media-eval ventures into the Discworld! Sarah and guest Bridget Kennedy discuss two of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, Wyrd Sisters and Small Gods. Join us as we get into the Inquisition, witch persecution, and medievalism in the Discworld
Is it a Lady? Is she a hawk? Why not both? A hawk, a wolf, and a bishop meet in a medieval Italian city—and Sarah is joined by living history reenactor Ari Ryan Ailin, aka “The Turnip of Terror,” to discuss 1985 film Ladyhawke. Join us as we
Red, Black, and Periwinkle Deaths! Digressions Galore! Upside-down crosses! David Baxter of Thank You Five Podcast joins Sarah to discuss Vincent Price film The Masque of the Red Death (1964). Celebrate Halloween with us as we get into medieval
What if a movie was about two men falling in love and restoring each others honor? It would be called The Eagle and of all the movies that fail the Ifft Decker test, it would fail it the most.
Medieval art historian Maeve Doyle returns to talk with Sarah about The Secret of Kells (2009), a gorgeous reimagining of the creation of the Book of Kells. Join us to learn about medieval visual culture, book production, and the real medieval
Medieval Iberia September on Media-eval continues! Want to hear what two historians of medieval Barcelona think about Netflix miniseries Cathedral of the Sea? Join Sarah and fellow medieval historian Marie Kelleher as we delve into the Jewish c
This September, universities are back up and running - and Media-eval will be featuring conversations between specialists of the medieval Iberian Peninsula! In this episode, Sarah and fellow medieval historian Dana Wessell Lightfoot explore int
Sarah and guest Rachel Aanstad (Twelfth Night Podcast) tackle another example of Disney medievalism - 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Join us as we get into medievalism in architecture, religious references, and the history of the wi
With help from guest Erica Desautels, Sarah argues a) that The Little Mermaid DEFINITELY takes place in the late 17th century and is therefore a legitimate subject for this podcast and b) that it is clearly the best Disney movie. Join Sarah and
Sarah is joined by fellow medievalist Marita (Miti) von Weissenberg to discuss the encounters between Vikings and indigenous peoples as seen in Pathfinder (2007). We delve into white savior narratives, trading vs. raiding, and, of course, shirt
Sarah tricked Ollie into playing a video game and watching a movie. He then forgot he doesn't host the podcast anymore. Together they discuss the search for the "Apple of Eden" and whether or not a secret order can be secret if they keep announ
Sarah is joined by returning guest Ally Pitts of Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast to discuss the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. We talk Joan’s trial and posthumous retrial, Eucharistic devotion, and late medieval women’s mysticism
Mireille once again joins Sarah for a short bonus episode! We found out why Jonathan Banks agreed to do this movie in an ... interesting ... interview. We break down his discussion of the "Dark Ages" here. You can read the full interview here:
Sarah and fellow medieval historian Mireille Pardon tackle Redbad, the 2018 Dutch film that may or may not be Dutch right-wing propaganda. Join us as we get into the conversion of the Frisians, the real histories of Charles Martel and Redbad, a
Media-eval's resident Doctor Who expert Elizabeth Bonnemann returns to talk about 1982 serial The Visitation. You know, the one where the Doctor et. al. starts a pretty big fire. Join Elizabeth and Sarah as we get into theater, plague, and the
That’s right - more Robin Hood! Sarah and returning guest Morgan Morales talk about the 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood. Join us as we talk Saxons and Normans, sex-positive ladies in waiting (#teambess), and the origins of the Robin Hood
Sarah and guest Marisa Macias get into medievalism and archaeology in their discussion of 2021 Netflix release The Dig. Join us as we talk about Sutton Hoo, the practice of archaeology, and why you should think twice before using the terms "the
Sarah and guest Megan Sunday of Let's Get Weirding Podcast and The Spool talk about beloved teen slumber party favorite Ever After. Join us as we talk material culture, arranged marriages, the concept of the premodern fairy tale romcom, and the
Sarah talks with Meaghan and Elo of the podcast Modern Medieval about medievalism, fantasy, and comedy in Season 1 of Netflix series Disenchantment. Join us as we get into arranged marriages, lampreys, and the history of women and brewing! Boo
Guests Matt Welsh and David Baxter of Thank You Five join Sarah to talk about Arthuriana and courtly love in the Middle Ages, the 1960s, and today as we delve into the movie musical Camelot. Social Media: Twitter @mediaevalpod E-mail: media.e
Guest Elizabeth Bonnemann is back to talk with Sarah about 1976 Doctor Who serial The Masque of Mandragora, where we confront popular stereotypes about the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and scientific exploration. Also, some classic Media-eval
Sarah is once again joined by her mom, Dr. Beth Greenfeld, to talk about medievalism, modernized adaptations, and translations in Maria Dahvana Headley's 2018 novel The Mere Wife - a modern adaptation of Beowulf centering Grendel's mother - and
Sarah, guest Jessica Bluemke Greiff, and of course Producer Carmen spent FOUR HOURS talking about Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Don't worry; the finished episode is NOT four hours (but it is long). Join us as we get into the myth of medieval chast
Ollie comes back to the podcast to talk with Sarah about one of his favourite movies, the 1990's classic Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Does Kevin Costner even try to sound English? Is Alan Rickman in a different movie to everyone else? Is it
Guest MJ is back to talk with Sarah about another of Tamora Pierce's quartets: Protector of the Small. Join us as we continue to talk lady knights - as well as the real history of women's work in the textile industry and whether King Jonathan i
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