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The Heathen History Podcast

A Religion, Spirituality and History podcast featuring Lauren Crow
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Buy Ben’s new book Our Troth: Heathen History today! Dan Halloran was the first public big name Heathen, who served on the New York City Council, a position that is more powerful than many state government jobs. He was also the founder of what
Buy Ben’s new book Our Troth: Heathen History today! You may not know the name Thomas Germain. His Wiccan name was Merlin Solomon, but most modern Heathens know him as Garman Lord, founder of Theodish Belief. Join us as we chronicle his journey
Buy Ben’s new book Our Troth: Heathen History today! On August 15, Lauren and Ben were joined by Esteban Sevilla of Asociación Ásatrú Yggdrasil de Costa Rica to discuss how Heathenry has grown in Costa Rica since the founding of his group in 20
The audio is wonky, and for that we apologize. Buy Ben’s new book Our Troth: Heathen History today! Christopher Columbus was not a good dude, but his “discovery” of America gave millions of Italian and Catholic Americans a homemaking myth to ca
Buy Ben’s new book Our Troth: Heathen History today! Starting in the 1840’s, Viking Mania swept America. Did Leif Erikson really discover Massachusetts? Was a Phonecian Sailor found in New Engalnd? Why did Henry Longfellow decide Native America
Buy Ben’s new book Our Troth: Heathen History today! Starting in the 1840’s, Viking Mania swept America. Did Leif Erikson really discover Massachusetts? Was a Phonecian Sailor found in New Engalnd? Why did Henry Longfellow decide Native America
Ben and Lauren are back from their summer vacation! They are live at Trothmoot 2020 to discuss a frank history of racism in America, and how this racism shaped modern Heathenry, and even Heathenry abroad. They are joined by their good friend an
Ben and Lauren are back from their summer vacation! They are live at Trothmoot 2020 to discuss a frank history of racism in America, and how this racism shaped modern Heathenry, and even Heathenry abroad. They are joined by their good friend a
Guido Von List may seem like an obscure Austrian occultist, but his legacy lives on in many aspects of Modern Heathenry, especially for those who practice any kind of Rune lore. Many apologies, but Ben yodels.   Sources: Asbjørn Jøn, A
Guido Von List may seem like an obscure Austrian occultist, but his legacy lives on in many aspects of Modern Heathenry, especially for those who practice any kind of Rune lore. Many apologies, but Ben yodels.   Sources: Asbjørn Jøn, A. (1999).
NUDE GERMANS! Lauren is on pain pills, and Ben drinks an entire bottle of wine during this live show where we talk about Germany at the turn of the century.   Douglass, Paul F. God Among the Germans. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Pre
NUDE GERMANS! Lauren is on pain pills, and Ben drinks an entire bottle of wine during this live show where we talk about Germany at the turn of the century.   Douglass, Paul F. God Among the Germans. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Pre
The unification of Germany along with the industrial revolution lead to an explosion of interest in German folk tales and mythology. In this episode, we will explore what happened and how it influences modern Heathenry.  Spoiler Alert: Horned H
The unification of Germany along with the industrial revolution lead to an explosion of interest in German folk tales and mythology. In this episode, we will explore what happened and how it influences modern Heathenry.  Spoiler Alert: Horned H
The British romantic era Viking revival has had a huge influence on not just the Victorian era, but also how VIkings are perceived in modern media. Many of the beliefs of the earliest Heathen organizations can be directly traced to this – but h
The British romantic era Viking revival has had a huge influence on not just the Victorian era, but also how VIkings are perceived in modern media. Many of the beliefs of the earliest Heathen organizations can be directly traced to this – but
How about a second helping of PIE? Ben and Lauren continue their talk, and get into Marija Gimbutas and her theories on Old Europe and the patriarchy, as well as how all of these ideas influenced later racist Germanic thought. Sources: Antho
How about a second helping of PIE? Ben and Lauren continue their talk, and get into Marija Gimbutas and her theories on Old Europe and the patriarchy, as well as how all of these ideas influenced later racist Germanic thought. Sources: Anthony,
Who wants some PIE? Welcome to part one of our two part series Proto-Indo-European language and people. Who were they? Where did they originate? And why is Ben talking about sheep and horses? Sources: Anthony, David W. The Horse, The Wheel, and
Who wants some PIE? Welcome to part one of our two part series Proto-Indo-European language and people. Who were they? Where did they originate? And why is Ben talking about sheep and horses? Sources: Anthony, David W. The Horse, The Wheel, and
What does the German Reformation have to do with Heathenry? Lauren will ask Ben this very question in this episode, but just know it all leads to Tacitus’ Germania. Plus, Ben’s bad handwriting leads to some wacky hi jinks on this episode of the
What does the German Reformation have to do with Heathenry? Lauren will ask Ben this very question in this episode, but just know it all leads to Tacitus’ Germania. Plus, Ben’s bad handwriting leads to some wacky hi jinks on this episode of the
The Odenic Rite is one of the oldest Norse Pagan organizations in Britain. In this installment, we will be talking about the origins of the organization and their founder, John Yeowell.   Harvey, Graham. “Heathenism: a North European Pagan trad
The Odenic Rite is one of the oldest Norse Pagan organizations in Britain. In this installment, we will be talking about the origins of the organization and their founder, John Yeowell.   Harvey, Graham. “Heathenism: a North European Pagan trad
This week we are finishing our series on Wicca! Why Wicca? Because no matter how you slice it, Wicca is the single most influential modern Pagan religion. Many early Heathen practices were very influenced by Wicca. Join us as we talk about Gera
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