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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. We discussed the history of Viking Age York and the discoveries he made during the Coppergate Dig of the 1970-80s.

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JORVIK Viking Festival 

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

Viking Age York & JORVIK Viking Centre with Sarah Maltby

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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.

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JORVIK Viking Festival

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

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.

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Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas

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Music: Danheim – Framganga

Viking Age Iceland with Dr. Mathias Nordvig

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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 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. 

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Dr. Mathias Nordvig’s Nordic Mythology YouTube Chanel

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Music: Danheim – Framganga

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. We discuss the history of Viking Age London and Anglo-Saxon England in addition to topics relating to Viking Age England.

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JORVIK Viking Festival

Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

Food During the Viking Age with Chef Jonas Lorentzen

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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’ New Nordic Food Company

 Jonas’s Musical Work

An Interview with Jonas on Vegetarian Viking Cuisine

Matr on Instagram

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Music: Danheim – Framganga

Rethinking Nordic Paganism with Dr. Luke John Murphy

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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.

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Music: Danheim – Framganga

Runes: The Vikings in Their Own Words with Dr. Judith Jesch

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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.

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Women in the Viking Age

The Viking Diaspora

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Music: Danheim – Framganga

Celtic Myths & Legends with Siân Esther Powell

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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.

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Celtic Myths and Legends Podcast

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Music: Danheim – Framganga

The Viking Mentality: Part 2 With Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen

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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.

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Bjørn’s website & blog https://bull-hansen.com/

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