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60B-Beowulf: The Depths

By |2017-02-14T19:53:43-04:00February 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 |2017-02-08T02:07:26-04:00February 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 [...]

24-Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer

By |2018-03-15T15:03:30-04:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Norse mythology, like all mythology, is strange. Thor's hammer is gone. It was stolen...or he just left it somewhere and forgot about it. To get it back, though, he's going to have to do something more difficult than fighting legions of giants. He's going to need to get married. And there's the origin of poetry, which [...]

21-Frozen/The Snow Queen: Fearful Symmetry

By |2018-03-18T10:00:54-04:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

It's the original story of the Snow Queen, more commonly known as the source material for the hyper-popular Disney movie named "Frozen". The original, though, is incredibly different, and contains much more violence, kidnapping, and weirdness than the adaptation. On the creature of the week, you'll see why you shouldn't get drunk and take walks by [...]

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

By |2016-03-07T09:36:32-04:00November 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 |2018-03-15T19:59:43-04:00October 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 [...]

3E-Vikings: The Debt is Paid

By |2015-12-09T13:19:30-04:00July 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 |2018-03-15T20:00:02-04:00July 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, [...]