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The History of Vikings

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Old Norse Death Poetry with Dr. Mathias Nordvig
Today I speak with Dr. Mathias Nordvig of the University of Colorado Boulder. He teaches Pre-Christian Nordic mythologies, Scandinavian folklore, North Atlantic and Greenlandic literature, reception history of the Viking Age in the Nordic Studies P…
The Danelaw with Dr. Jane Kershaw
Today I chat with Dr. Jane Kershaw of Oxford University about the Danelaw. Listen for a conversation about the Scandinavian influence in medieval England and the cultural impact it left behind. Referenced in Today’s Episode: Libromania – A Podcast …
The Kalevala and European Mythologies with Northern Myths Podcast
Today I chat with Luke de Wolf and Dan Larabie of the Northern Myths Podcast. We discuss the Finnish Kalevala and how it contrasts to works of Norse myth. Referenced in Today’s Episode: The Daily Poem Podcast Northern Myths Podcast Northern Myths P…
Laxdæla Saga: Origins of the Icelandic Sagas with Gísli Sigurðsson
Today I chat with Professor Gísli Sigurðsson of the University of Iceland about Laxdæla saga. We discuss the origin of this well-known Icelandic saga, the key characters it features, and whether it should be considered a historical source. Referenc…
Ibn Fadlan, the Varangian Guard, & the Rus’ with Dr. James Montgomery
Today I had a chat with Dr. James Montgomery of Cambridge University about medieval Arabic traveler Ibn Fadlan. Ibn Fadlan’swriting is an interesting source for the Viking Age and provides a foreigner’s perspective on the people he called the Rus’.…
Excavating a Viking Age Trading Town with Dr. Peter Addyman
Today I had a chat with Dr. Peter Addyman, British archaeologist and original director of York Archaeological Trust. We discussed the history of Viking Age York and the discoveries he made during the Coppergate Dig of the 1970-80s. Referenced in To…
Viking Age York & JORVIK Viking Centre with Sarah Maltby
Today I chat with Sarah Maltby, Director of Attractions for York Archaeological Trust. We discuss the rich history of Viking Age York in the spirit of the upcoming JORVIK Viking Festival. Referenced in Today’s Episode: JORVIK Viking Festival Follow…
Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas with Jón Karl Helgason
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 Nor…
Viking Age Iceland with Dr. Mathias Nordvig
Today I chat with 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 …
Announcing – Stories of the Second World War
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 pod…
Viking Age London – A Citadel of the Saxons with Dr. Rory Naismith
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. We discuss the history of Viking Age London and Anglo-Saxon England in addition to to…
The Story of Norna-Gest & the Vikingverse with Ian Sharpe
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. …
A Mighty Dawn – A Viking Age Novel With Theodore Brun
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 hist…
War King – A Viking Age Novel With Eric Shumacher
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 v…
Food During the Viking Age with Chef Jonas Lorentzen
Today I had the honor of speaking with Chef Jonas Lorentzen. We discuss food during the Viking Age, his career with the popular music group Heilung, what inspires him about Norse myth, and much more. Referenced in Today’s Episode: Matr - Jonas' N…
Rethinking Nordic Paganism with Dr. Luke John Murphy
Today I chat with Dr. Luke John Murphy of the University of Leicester. Dr. Murphy presents an interesting new concept regarding a unified Norse pantheon and describes the evidence for medieval pagan worshiping practices. Referenced in Today’s Epis…
The Jellstad Viking Ship Found in Norway
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 su…
Runes: The Vikings in Their Own Words with Dr. Judith Jesch
Today I chat with 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, and much more. Referenced in Today’s Episode…
Celtic Myths & Legends with Siân Esther Powell
Today I speak with Siân Esther Powell, host of The Celtic Myths and Legends Podcast. We explore the world of Celtic mythology, how it relates to Norse myth and the primary sources that feature the myths. Referenced in Today’s Episode: Celtic Myth…
Medievalism With the Editor of Medieval Warfare Magazine
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 che…
The All Father Paradox (Vikingverse) With Ian Sharpe
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 fascinat…
The Viking Mentality: Part 2 With Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen
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 …
The Viking Mentality: Part 1 With Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen
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 …
Jonna Jinton – Kulning an Ancient Swedish Herding Call
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 &…
Riddle of the Runes – The Saga of a Shieldmaiden With Dr. Janina Ramirez
Today I chat with Dr. Janina Ramirez, inspirational historian, broadcaster, and author based at the University of Oxford. We discuss her fascination with the Viking Age and her new book  Riddle of The Runes - A Viking Mystery. Referenced in Today’…
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Started
Apr 19th, 2018
Latest Episode
Apr 4th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
68
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes
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