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Viking Age Iceland w/ 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 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…

Viking Age London – A Citadel of the Saxons w/ 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 topics relating to Viking Age England. Referenced in Today’s Episode: JORVIK Viking Festival Citadel…

Food During the Viking Age w/ 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’ New Nordic Food Company  Jonas’s Musical Work An Interview with Jonas on Vegetarian Viking…

Rethinking Nordic Paganism w/ 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 Episode: Dr.  Luke John Murphy’s Website Follow Dr. Luke John Murphy on Twitter Follow The History of Vikings…

Runes: The Vikings in Their Own Words w/ 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: Women in the Viking Age The Viking Diaspora Follow The History of Vikings on YouTube,…