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41B-Lancelot: Promises to Keep

By | 2016-08-16T23:34:11+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Things get weird on Lancelot's journey to become a knight of the Round Table...if Merlin trying to pick up a twelve-year-old last week wasn't strange enough. This week has ancient prophecies, a dangerous quest, a father and son stalker duo, kind of too much hair-smelling, and a sleazy innkeeper. Arthur has a particularly bad month, where his two [...]

41A-Lancelot: The Stolen Child

By | 2016-08-09T23:48:26+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Episode summary: We're back in the time of King Arthur, picking up right about where we stopped off last time (though you don't need to have heard last time to listen today). We'll be talking about the story of Lancelot - where this incredibly important character came from and why he's know as Lancelot of the Lake (spoiler [...]

25-Dragons: This is Where You Get to Make it Right

By | 2016-03-12T19:06:01+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

The story of a famous dragon from the folklore of north east England is filled with knights, curses, and, of course, the need to kill your favorite childhood dog. The story of the Lambton Worm is a quest for redemption where many people die because of a young man who just wants to yell cuss words at [...]

15-Slavic Folklore: Bad Wolf

By | 2018-03-15T14:56:19+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In this Russian Fairy Tale from the same collections as the stories of Koschei the Deathless, we find a prince who goes on a quest for the firebird. This leads us into a Russian nesting quest situation, where he ends up on a quest-within-a-quest-within-a-quest. We'll also follow his doofus brothers, who decide that taking an extended [...]

13B-Ragnar Lodbrok: Why’d it have to be Snakes?

By | 2016-03-07T09:36:32+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

The end of the saga of this legendary king has Viking battles, magic cows, and a long con to take over England. Ragnar's poor planning when it comes to cementing his legacy blows up in his face, and we catch up with Aslaug, the daughter of Sigurd and Brynhild, and the atrociously ugly couple that murdered [...]

13A-Ragnar Lodbrok: The Beggar King

By | 2018-03-15T19:59:43+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The tale of Ragnar Lodbrok, legendary Viking king and main character of the History Channel series "Vikings" and the many women in his life you absolutely do not want to mess with. It contains Viking battles, murder, betrayal, and heartbreak, uncommonly-ugly peasants, and, of course, a dragon fight. For the creature of the week, if anyone [...]

8-Merlin: Call of the Wyllt

By | 2015-12-09T13:09:07+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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, [...]