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24-Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer

By |2018-03-15T15:03:30+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+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 [...]