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Njáls Saga w/ Dr. Jón Karl Helgason

Today I chat with Dr. Jón Karl Helgason, professor in the Department of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland. We discuss the widely popular and controversial Njáls Saga.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas

The Rewriting of Njals Saga: Translation, Politics and Icelandic Sagas

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Music: Danheim – Framganga

Norse Religious Rituals & Poetry w/ Dr. Simon Nygaard

Today I chat with Dr. Simon Nygaard, a scholar of Old Norse religion at Aarhus University in Denmark. We discuss religious rituals pre-Christian Scandinavia and how the Norse could have worshiped their gods through poetry.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Nygaard on Academia.edu

An Interview with Dr. Nygaard on The Nordic Mythology Channel

Dr. Nygaard on Twitter

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Music: Danheim – Framganga

Announcing ”Victoria’s World”!

I am pleased to announce the release of my new history podcast Victoria’s World! You can find the podcast on all major podcasting platforms and via the links below.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Victoria’s World on Apple Podcasts

Victoria’s World on Spotify

Press Release Introducing Victoria’s World

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The Death of Baldr

Today, I’m delighted to present a very special episode of the podcast curated by my friend Daniel Allison. Daniel is the host of the House of Legends Podcast, where he retells the world’s greatest myths, legends, and selections of folklore. In addition to this, he is the author of a new book titled The Bone Flute – a fantasy adventure that is set in Prehistoric Scotland. 

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

House of Legends Podcast

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Music: Intérieurs lointains – Nidhogg – Norse Ambient

Viking Warrior Women w/ Dr. Leszek Gardeła

Today I chat with Dr. Leszek Gardeła, an archeologist and Viking Age specialist from the University of Bergen, Norway. We discuss the controversial topic of Viking warrior women and whether Norse women fought in combat during the Middle Ages.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories and Mysteries

Amazons of the North Video

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr