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68A-Morgan le Faye: Get Thee to a Nunnery

By |2017-05-02T19:30:50+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Sorceress. Confidant. Traitor. Sister. All of those words describe Morgan Le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister. She is by far the most complex character I've come across in the Arthurian legends, but she's constantly portrayed in the medieval and early modern texts as a one-note traitorous baddy who is evil because she's an evil [...]

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41C-Lancelot: It’s Complicated

By |2016-08-28T13:08:33+00:00August 24th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Show summary: It's the conclusion of the Lancelot story, and we'll immediately pick up after last week's fairly cheap cliffhanger ending. He'll finally see the end of his quest... Either by plummeting to the choppy waters below...or by the lions on the other side of the sword...or the castle full of people who want to kill [...]

41B-Lancelot: Promises to Keep

By |2016-08-16T23:34:11+00:00August 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 (ad-free)

By |2016-08-09T23:24:21+00:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: Member Post|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

41A-Lancelot: The Stolen Child

By |2016-08-09T23:48:26+00:00August 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 [...]

8-Merlin: Call of the Wyllt

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