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Valhalla & The Viking Afterlife With Tom Shippey

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In today’s show, I had the honor of talking with Tom Shippey, a British scholar who has taught at six universities in Britain and America, including both Oxford and Harvard, and who succeeded Tolkien (many years later) in the Chair of Medieval Literature at Leeds University.” Tom is widely considered one of the world’s leading academic scholars on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, about whom he has written several books, as well as many books and articles on Old English, Old Norse, and medieval literature generally. We discuss his famous book Laughing Shall I Die: Lives and Deaths of the Great Vikings. I implore you to purchase yourself a copy of Tom’s book, as I can promise you won’t regret it!

You can find Tom’s book via the link below, and you can also find this blog and more of his work via the second link below!

Tom Shippey’s book Laughing Shall I Die: https://amzn.to/2LSAnhE

Tom Shippey’s blog, and more of his work: http://www.academia.edu  (search “Tom Shippey”) for contents, discount offer, blog.

The History of Vikings on YouTube: https://t.co/6hkYFk6aM1

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Traveling to Viking Scandinavia With The History Fangirl

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In today’s episode, my good friend Stephanie Craig, host of The History Fangirl Podcast and full-time world traveler, shares some priceless traveling advice for anyone planning a trip to the Vikings’ ancestral homeland of Scandinavia! Traveling to Europe (especially Scandinavia) can be very expensive, but in today’s episode, Stephanie gives practical advice on ways to cut costs and save money when traveling! I’ve recently just booked my own vacation to the Viking city of  York U.K. so I especially enjoyed the countless tips and conversation had in today’s episode! Below are some links to Stephanie’s 2 travel podcasts, an episode she did with fellow Viking podcaster Lee Accomando, and the interview that I did on her show!

The History Fangirl Podcast:  https://historyfangirl.com/history-fangirl-podcast/

Stephanie’s second travel podcast, Rick Steve’s Over Brunch: https://historyfangirl.com/rick-steves-over-brunch/

Iceland’s Thingvellir interview with Lee Accomando: https://historyfangirl.com/icelands-thingvellir/

My Interview on The History Fangirl Podcast: https://historyfangirl.com/roskilde-the-vikings-go-to-denmark/

The History of Vikings on YouTube: https://t.co/6hkYFk6aM1

Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoryofViking?lang=en

Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Daily Life During The Viking Age With Anders Winroth

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I had the absolute privilege of having an excellent discussion about daily life during The Viking Age, with the author of my all-time favorite book about the Vikings, Anders Winroth! Anders Winroth is the Professor of Medieval History and Birgit Baldwin Professor of History at Yale University, as well as the author of a magnificent book called The Age of The Vikings. I highly recommend this book and will provide a link to it below! This episode is really something special, and I hope you enjoy listening to it, as much as I did!

I highly recommend you purchase a copy of Anders’ glorious book: https://amzn.to/2IxXUGJ

The History of Vikings on YouTube: https://t.co/6hkYFk6aM1

Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoryofViking?lang=en

Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Viking Coin Hoards With Jon Mann

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Tune in for a brilliant discussion with renowned British coin dealer Jon Mann! Jon and I talk all about Viking coins, the process of unearthing and discovering new Medieval coin hoards, and all of the fascinating things we can learn about the Vikings by looking at and studying their coins! Be sure to check out all of the beautiful coins available in Jon’s online shop via the link below!

You can find Jon on his incredible website and on Twitter.

Jon’s Website/Shop:https://www.jonmanncoins.com/

Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/JMNumismatist

The History of Vikings on YouTube: https://t.co/6hkYFk6aM1

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

878 – A Tour of Viking Britain

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Tune in for a guided tour of Viking Age Britain! My good friend Pete, acclaimed history Youtuber and historian, takes us on a journey through time, to discover the glorious battles, influential kings, and the emerging towns and ports of Viking Age Britain that would forever shape the course of world history! Pete runs a splendid Youtube channel called History Time that is LOADED with tons of great videos about the Vikings!

You can find Pete on his AMAZING Youtube channel, Facebook, and Twitter.

Pete’s Youtube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN9v4QG3AQEP3zuRvVs2dAg

Pete’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/HistoryTimeOfficial/

Pete’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/historytimepete

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Norse Mythology – The Mead of Poetry

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The Mead of Poetry is such a gripping tale, telling of the time when two sociopathic dwarves murdered the wisest human being who ever lived, then embark on a killing spree, murdering two giants, whose son later seeks to avenge their death. A truly marvelous myth centered around Odin and his quest for wisdom!

The History of Vikings on YouTube: https://t.co/6hkYFk6aM1

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

The Hakon’s Saga Books With Author Eric Schumacher

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A lovely discussion with the author of an impeccable Viking book series all about King Hakon The Good of Norway! Eric Schumacher tells the rich story of how Hakon The Good must fight to claim and keep the high seat of Norway in his two books God’s Hammer and Raven’s Feast. I encourage you to purchase at least one, if not both of the books in The Hakon’s Saga series which is linked below! It would help both Eric and myself out quite a bit! Enjoy!

The 1st Book God’s Hammer: https://amzn.to/2HDimFH

The 2nd Book Raven’s Feast: https://amzn.to/2HDirct

You can find Eric on Twitter or on his website.

Twitter:https://twitter.com/darkagescribe

Website: https://www.ericschumacher.net/

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

A Modern Day Viking – Norse By Northwest

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A delightful conversation with fellow Viking podcaster Aonghus, the host of North by Northwest. Aonghus is a passionate Viking enthusiast who embraces many of the old Viking traditions through reenacting and archaeological experimentation! He also runs his own Viking history podcast called Norse by Northwest, which I would highly recommend!

You can find Aonghus on Facebook, Twitter, and at his website.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/norsebynorthwestpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NorseNorthwest

Website: http://www.norsenorthwest.com/

The History of Vikings on YouTube: https://t.co/6hkYFk6aM1

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Christian Influence in Norse Mythology With Carolyne Larrington

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A lovely discussion with Professor Carolyne Larrington about the involvement of Christianity in Norse Mythology! Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at Oxford University and Official Fellow and Tutor at St. John’s College. She is the author of a wonderful book on Norse Mythology called The Norse Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Heroes, as well as the author of a Translation of The Poetic Edda.

You can find her on Twitter and at her website. You can find her books via the links below.

Her book on Norse Mythology:https://amzn.to/2Krlv9A

Her Translation of The Poetic Edda: https://amzn.to/2HCJmFw

Twitter:https://twitter.com/profcarolyne

Website: https://carolynelarrington.wordpress.com/

The History of Vikings on YouTube: https://t.co/6hkYFk6aM1

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Women During The Viking Age With Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

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A conversation about women during The Viking Age with Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir! Jóhanna is a specialist in Norse literature, myth, and manuscripts. She is a lecturer at Yale University and is currently writing a book about Viking women, which will be coming out in 2019. The book will be titled Valkyrie, and in today’s episode, Jóhanna shares some of the wonderful things that she has learned while researching her book! We talk all about Viking women, touching on everything from Valkyries, Shieldmaidens, and The Sagas, to longboat sails, female court poets, and human sacrifice! This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

You can find Jóhanna on Twitter!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sagaknitter?lang=en

The History of Vikings on YouTube: https://t.co/6hkYFk6aM1

Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoryofViking?lang=en

Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com