The History of Vikings

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Today I had a chat with Dr. Peter Addyman, British archaeologist, and original director of York Archaeological Trust - the organization that led the Coppergate Dig of 1976 - 1981. Please be sure to check out JORVIK Viking Centre and the annual JORVIK Viking Festival via a link below. You can find m…
In today's episode, we explore the rich history of Viking Age York in the spirit of the upcoming JORVIK Viking Festival! Listen for a brilliant chat with Sarah Maltby on the history of Viking Age York, JORVIK Viking Centre, and so much more. For more information on JORVIK follow the link below. JO…
Listen for an excellent conversation with Dr. Jón Karl Helgason on this new book, Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas. Dr. Helgason is a professor at the University of Iceland and describes the way in which the myths of Old Norse literature have lived on throughout history. Fro…
Today I'm joined by Dr. Mathias Nordivg who teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder, in the Nordic Studies Program. He teaches Pre-Christian Nordic mythologies, Scandinavian folklore, North Atlantic and Greenlandic literature, reception history of the Viking Age, and much more!  In today's ep…
I am so pleased to announce the release of my second history podcast, Stories of the Second World War! I would be delighted if you would give the podcast a listen, subscribe, and share. Please be sure to follow the links below and check out the podcast on your favorite platform. Subscribe to my ne…
Today I chat with Dr. Rory Naismith, an early medievalist at King's Collge London and author of a new book called Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London. Please be sure to check out his book via the link below.  Thank you so much to https://www.wbritain.com/ for sending me beautifully hand…
Today I chat with Ian Sharpe, creator of an alternate universe known as the Vikingverse.  We chat about the Story of Norna-Gest, the influence differences between Viking Age Christianity Norse Paganism, and his first novel, The All Father Paradox. Please be sure to check his work via the link below…
Today I chat with author Theodore Brun about his books A Mighty Dawn and A Sacred Storm, which draw upon the myths and sagas of the Norse. Please be sure to check out more of his work via the link below. I would also like to thank W.Britain, a historical and authentic toy soldier company, for provi…
Today I'm joined by Eric Schumacher, author of the Hakon's Saga book series. Eric has written three novels that occur during the Viking Age, and his latest is titled, War King. All books are part of the Hakon's Saga book series which can be found via the links below.  Eric's latest novel, War King…
In today's episode, I had the honor of speaking with Chef Jonas Lorentzen about a series of inspirational topics. We discuss food during the Viking Age, his career with the popular music group Heilung, what inspires us about Norse mythology, and much more. Please be sure to check out more of Jonas'…
Tune in for an enlightening discussion on Nordic paganism with Dr. Luke John Murphy. Dr. Murphy presents an interesting new concept regarding a unified Norse pantheon and describes the evidence for medieval pagan worshiping practices. Please be sure to check out more of Dr. Muphy's work via the lin…
Today I talk with my good friend Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen. In our conversation, we discuss the new Viking ship found in Norway. Bjørn is a bestselling Norwegian novelist, bushcrafter, yachtsman, historic archer, and modern day Viking. Please be sure to check out more of his work via the links belo…
Today I'm joined by Dr. Judith Jesch, Professor of Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham. Her research has focused on a wide range of topics including Old Norse sagas, poetry, runic inscriptions, the literature and culture of Norway, and Scandinavian Scotland. She has written two books cal…
In today's episode, we explore the mythologic worlds of six Celtic nations. Siân Esther Powell, host of The Celtic Myths and Legends Podcast, presents the similarities and differences between Norse and Celtic Mythology. Celtic Myths and Legends Podcast https://apple.co/2QU6WkQ The History of Viki…
Today  I'm joined by Peter Konieczny, editor of Medieval Warfare magazine, and co-founder of Medeivalists.net. Listen for a wonderful conversation about the creation of one of the world's most popular Medieval history blogs. Pleasure be sure to check out Medieval Warfare Magazine and Medievalists.n…
Today I'm joined by Ian Sharpe, author of a wonderful new book called The All Father Paradox. Ian's book describes an alternate history where Odin has escaped his doom at Ragnarök, and history has been thrown to the wolves. This is a truly fascinating discussion and I hope you all enjoy! Below you …
Today I talk with friend of the show, Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen. In our conversation, we discuss ''The Viking Mentality.'' Bjørn is a bestselling Norwegian novelist, bushcrafter, yachtsman, historic archer, and modern day Viking. Please be sure to check out more of his work via the links below. Bj…
Today I talk with friend of the show, Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen. In our conversation, we discuss ''The Viking Mentality.'' Bjørn is a bestselling Norwegian novelist, bushcrafter, yachtsman, historic archer, and modern day Viking. Please be sure to check out more of his work via the links below. Bj…
Today I am joined by Jonna Jinton, Swedish artist, photographer, and musician. Listen for a discussion about the ancient Swedish herding call known as ''Kulning.'' Please be sure to check out more of her work via the link below.  Jonna's Website & Jewelry Shop https://jonnajinton.se/ The Book I R…
Today I chat with Dr. Janina Ramirez, inspirational historian, broadcaster, and author based at the University of Oxford. Dr. Ramirez host’s podcast called ''Art Detective'' and is the author of a new book called ''Riddle of The Runes - A Viking Mystery.'' You can find her book via the link below. …
Today I’m joined by Anders Winroth, Professor of Medieval History at Yale University. He is the author of a wonderful book called ‘’The Conversion of Scandinavia - Viking Merchants and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe.’’ Listen for a discussion on how Scandinavia transitioned from pa…
Today I talk with Dr. Mathias Nordvig who teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder, in the Nordic Studies Program. He teaches Pre-Christian Nordic mythologies, Scandinavian folklore, North Atlantic and Greenlandic literature, reception history of the Viking Age, and much more!  In today's epis…
In today's episode, I'm joined by Professor CJ, host of The Dangerous History Podcast. We discuss how one should go about studying history, the institutions, and individuals who have controlled it for so long, and understanding historical biases. Please be sure to check out CJ's podcast via the lin…
Today I'm joined by Eleanor Parker, who is Lecturer in Medieval English Literature at Brasenose College, Oxford. She writes an acclaimed Medieval history blog in her guise as ‘’A Clerk of Oxford,'' and has just written a book titled ‘’Dragon Lords: The History And Legends of Viking England.'' You c…
A conversation with Scottish novelist Siobhan Clark, about the Viking discovery of North America, and the Norse women who were at the forefront of exploration. Please be sure to check out Siobhan's Viking adventure novel ''The Children of Midgard,'' via the link below.  The Children of Midgard: ht…
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Started
Apr 19th, 2018
Latest Episode
Feb 13th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
65
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes

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