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8-Merlin: Call of the Wyllt

By |2015-12-09T13:09:07-04:00September 9th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A short supplemental on one of the inspirations for Merlin, a man named Myrddin the Wyllt,  a Welsh warrior bard who went insane after seeing his friends die on the battlefield and ran off to a life in the forest. It would have been fine if people didn't keep dragging him back to civilization...or if he [...]

6C-King Arthur: How I Met Your Mother

By |2015-12-09T13:09:20-04:00August 26th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wrapping up this current run of King Arthur episodes, we find a kingdom in shambles. We'll see the final(ish..for now at least) battle between the Saxons and the Britons, and then the rule of King Arthur's uncle and father. Uther then decides to risk this extremely tenuous peace to woo a woman who isn't into him [...]

6B-Merlin: What’s Red, White, and Fighting All Over

By |2018-03-15T19:59:49-04:00August 19th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This is where we meet Merlin, a son of a demon who uses his evil powers for good. But he's not yet the bearded sorcerer we all kind of know and love. No, he first enters our story as a serious seven year-old with power over magic, the ability to prophesy, and knowledge of the past, present, [...]

6A-King Arthur Prologue: The Once and Really Only that One Time King

By |2015-12-09T13:09:40-04:00August 12th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The King Arthur legends don't actually start with Arthur, but with several years of war, intrigue, and betrayal among the Britons, and a slippery earl by the name of Vortigern not-so-subtly engineering the deaths of two kings to become king himself. We'll start at the very beginning, with Arthur's grandfather being murdered and his father fleeing across the channel [...]

1C-Knights of the Round Table: The Lion Knight Rises

By |2018-03-15T20:00:32-04:00May 13th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is in no way a remotely accurate depiction of anything that happens in this story, but it still looks cool. I mean, who wouldn't want to ride a lion? In this episode, you'll see that you should definitely interfere if you see two apex predators fighting to the death in the wilderness. We'll [...]

1B-Knights of the Round Table: You’re So Yvain

By |2015-11-08T22:49:25-04:00May 6th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

"Let's just leave our newborn unattended on the floor." "Sounds great, honey. Kind of weird the baby was born with a literal halo and definitely no horns." This week, we're continuing the story of Yvain, a knight of King Arthur's court who we left in a very bad spot. He'll find an ally within [...]

1A-Knights of the Round Table: Yvainglory

By |2016-02-11T17:11:47-04:00April 30th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

This...won't actually happen until the second episode. Sorry to draw you in with this very thrilling and life-like picture. This week on the Myths and Legends podcast, I’ll introduce the show and discuss what it’ll be about. Then, we’ll start right in on the story of Yvain, a knight of King Arthur's court who'll [...]