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

By |2015-12-09T13:09:40+00:00August 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 [...]

3E-Vikings: The Debt is Paid

By |2015-12-09T13:19:30+00:00July 15th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

The final chapter of the Saga of the Volsungs follows Sigurd as he finds that navigating relationships with the in-laws is way, way more hazardous than fighting a dragon. He finds the famliy he never had, but generations of betrayal and murder finally catch up with what has been perhaps the most honorable of the Volsungs...you know, [...]

3D-Vikings: Blood of the Dragon

By |2018-03-15T20:00:02+00:00July 1st, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Part four and the penultimate episode in the Saga of the Volsungs, the story of a legendary Norse family finds Sigurd riding with his Vikings in an attempt to reclaim his father's kingdom. Then, there's a fight with the dragon, Fafnir, who is in the possession of the cursed ring. Sigurd, our (so far) valiant hero, [...]

3C-Vikings: Renewed shall be Blade that was Broken

By |2018-03-15T20:00:06+00:00June 24th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

You can clearly see J.R.R. Tolkien's inspiration in this episode, what with that cursed ring finally making an appearance, a legendary sword reforged, and a selfish psychopath of a dragon sitting atop a pile of gold. Loki casually says something when he walks out the door which tears a family apart, and Odin is not fooling [...]

3B-Vikings: All that Hate’s Gonna Burn You Up

By |2018-03-15T20:00:11+00:00June 18th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Saga of the Volsungs continues, with a princess held captive by the man who killed her father, and her brother roaming the forest waging a covert guerrilla war...or just robbing people for the fun of it? There are berserker werewolves, magic swords, and a battle of really stupid insults between kings. Also, you'll see if [...]

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

By |2018-03-15T20:00:32+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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 [...]