154A-Viking Legends: Family Business

By |2019-09-10T22:13:33-04:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , |

We’re back in the Norse Sagas with witches, trolls, Norns, magic, elves, and this one-eyed wanderer who definitely isn’t named Odin but have you heard about how awesome Odin is? No? We’ll he’s happy to tell you. This is the saga of Hrolf Kraki and his twelve legendary berserkers. The creature is the [...]

60C-Beowulf: Unknowable but Certain

By |2018-03-15T19:59:32-04:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

There has been a menace sleeping in Beowulf's homeland since he was born. It has lived for centuries, and it is strong and dangerous, while Beowulf has lived for only eighty years, and is weakening. Yet, their paths draw them inexorably toward one another in a battle that will live on in legend, [...]

60B-Beowulf: The Depths

By |2017-02-14T19:53:43-05:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  It's round two for everyone's favorite (only?) Geatish hero, as he bravely takes on...his former adversary's mother. Really, it's way more interesting than it sounds. Also she's not Angelina Jolie, but a terrifying, demonic swamp hag. The creature this week is so cute you won't even mind that it watches you sleep. [...]

60A-Beowulf: I’m Kind of a Big Deal

By |2017-02-08T02:07:26-05:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

You know the story of Beowulf. I don't need to do this. But really, there's mead. There's Grendel. There are mead-fueled fights with Grendel. It's just a fun, (kind of) light re-telling of the classic story, minus all the yelling, Angelina Jolie, and eye explosions of the 2007 movie. The creature this week [...]

9-Dogs and Wolves: Generations (Fenrir, The Black Dog, Dog King of Denmark, Gelert)

By |2021-02-10T09:13:49-05:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Instead of one long story, this week I'm telling four stories about canines from folklore from all around the world. We'll go back to the Norse gods and goddesses where Loki will make more poor choices. Then I'll talk about the legend of the black dog of the UK and Ireland. There's the weird and hilarious [...]

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