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Laxdæla Saga: Origins of the Icelandic Sagas with Gísli Sigurðsson

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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.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide

Medieval Icelandic Saga and Oral Tradition: A Discourse on Method.

Gaelic Influence in Iceland

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Ibn Fadlan, the Varangian Guard, & the Rus’ With Dr. James Montgomery

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Today I had a conversation with Dr. James Montgomery about Ibn Fadlan, the Rus’, and many other highly requested podcast topics! I learned a great deal from speaking with Dr. Montgomery and I hope you all enjoy! Please be sure to check out JORVIK Viking Centre and the annual JORVIK Viking Festival via a link below. You can find my new book The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide via a link below. 

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Excavating a Viking Age Trading Town With Dr. Peter Addyman

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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 my new book The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide via a link below. 

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JORVIK Viking Festival https://www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/

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Viking Age York With JORVIK Viking Centre

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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.

JORVIK Viking Festival https://www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/

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Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas With Jón Karl Helgason

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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. From Tolkien’s Wizard Gandalf, Richard Wagner’s famous operas, and Marvel’s Mighty Thor: these are only a few examples of how Old Norse literature has shaped the lives of many over the past 150 years. Please be sure to check out Dr. Helgason’s book via the link below.

Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas https://amzn.to/2SV06cG

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Viking Age Iceland With Dr. Mathias Nordvig

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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 episode, we discuss the history of Viking Age Iceland, Icelandic discovery and settlement, and Icelandic volcanic eruptions that affected the Viking Age. Please be sure to check out more of his work on Academia.edu and his YouTube channel on Nordic mythology via the links below.

 Dr. Nordvig on Academia.edu  https://bit.ly/2Q68kRI

Dr. Nordvig’s Nordic Mythology YouTube Chanel https://bit.ly/2GU2EpI

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Announcing – Stories of the Second World War

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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.

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Website https://storiesofthesecondworldwar.com

Viking Age London – A Citadel of the Saxons With Dr. Rory Naismith

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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-painted  Viking Age toy soldiers.

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The Story of Norna-Gest & the Vikingverse with Ian Sharpe

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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. Thank you so much to https://www.wbritain.com/ for sending me beautifully hand-painted  Viking Age toy soldiers.

JORVIK Viking Festival 2019 https://bit.ly/2PSTyJ1

The All Father Paradox https://amzn.to/2EFn7wL

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A Mighty Dawn – A Viking Age Novel With Theodore Brun

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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 proving beautiful figures from their ”Wrath of the Northmen Series.” You can find more about their figures by visiting https://www.wbritain.com/

Theo’s book, A Mighty Dawn https://amzn.to/2L7gUtG

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