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The History of Vikings

The History of Vikings

A podcast featuring scholarly discussions about Vikings, Norse myth, & the history of medieval Scandinavia & Iceland. Hosted by Noah Tetzner. Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter: @HistoryofViking Feel free to get in touch with any questions, comments, or inquiries: [email protected]

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Tales of Valhalla: Norse Myths & Legends w/ Martyn Whittock

Today I speak with Martyn Whittock about Norse myths and legends. Support this podcast by visiting our sponsor https://www.norsetradesman.com/ (Norse Tradesman). P.S. - You can save 20% off your order by using the coupon code ''VIKING'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/3xk0LYP (Tales of Valhalla: Norse Myths and Legends) ?Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2021-06-14
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Introducing ''Bedtime History''

I'm pleased to introduce a new history podcast for children called http://bedtimehistorystories.com/ (Bedtime History). Check out the Bedtime History podcast http://bedtimehistorystories.com/viking-podcast (here) (http://bedtimehistorystories.com/viking-podcast). ?Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Folkvangr)
2021-05-24
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When Vikings Fought for Romans: The Varangian Guard

Today I chat with Dr. Raffaele D?Amato about the Varangian Guard. Support this podcast by visiting our sponsor http://curiositystream.com/viking (CuriosityStream). P.S. - You can save 25% off of your annual subscription by following the link or using the coupon code ''VIKING'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/3u0LwBP (The Varangian Guard 988-1453) ?Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2021-05-17
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King Harald Bluetooth w/ Dr. Else Roesdahl

Today I chat with Dr. Else Roesdahl about the Scandinavian king, Harald Bluetooth. Support this podcast by subscribing to https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/landing/medieval_warfare_thv_d (Medieval Warfare Magazine). P.S. - You can save 10% off of your subscription by using the coupon code ''VIKINGS'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/3ttXbJS (The Vikings: Third Edition) https://www.history.com/news/viking-valhalla-valkyrie-afterlife (''Valhalla: How Viking Belief in a Glorious Afterlife Empowered Warriors'') Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga)
2021-03-17
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When Vikings Met Muslims: Bjorn Ironside & the Emirate of Córdoba w/ Dr. Ann Christys

Today I chat with Dr. Ann Christys about a long-forgotten war between Vikings and Muslims. Support this podcast by subscribing to https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/landing/medieval_warfare_thv_d (Medieval Warfare Magazine). P.S. - You can save 10% off of your subscription by using the coupon code ''VIKINGS'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/3mMhrTC (Vikings in the South: Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean) ?Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube) and https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-11-02
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Viking Age Ghosts, Zombies, & Trolls w/ Dr. Ármann Jakobsson

Today I chat with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson about ghosts, zombies, and trolls during the Viking Age. Support this podcast by subscribing to https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/landing/medieval_warfare_thv_d (Medieval Warfare Magazine). P.S. - You can save 10% off of your subscription by using the coupon code ''VIKINGS'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://punctumbooks.com/titles/the-troll-inside-you-paranormal-activity-in-the-medieval-north/ (The Troll Inside You: Paranormal Activity in the Medieval North) http://thehistoryofvikings.com/episodes/tolkiens-old-norse-influences-w-dr-armann-jakobsson/ (Interview with Ármann about Tolkien's Old Norse Influences) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube) and https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-10-16
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Viking Battle Tactics w/ Kim Hjardar

Today I discuss Viking battle tactics with Kim Hjardar. Support this podcast by subscribing to https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/landing/medieval_warfare_thv_d (Medieval Warfare Magazine). P.S. - You can save 10% off of your subscription by using the coupon code ''VIKINGS'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://podcorn.com/ (Podcorn) https://amzn.to/2REPHmg (Vikings at War) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube) and https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2020-10-05
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Viking DNA w/ Dr. Søren Sindbæk

Today I discuss Viking DNA with Dr. Søren Sindbæk. Support this podcast by subscribing to https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/landing/medieval_warfare_thv_d (Medieval Warfare Magazine). P.S. - You can save 10% off of your subscription by using the coupon code ''VIKINGS'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFpkuTYeOPrdKYT26Jb8OQ (Viking Archeology YouTube Channel) https://www.facebook.com/ribeexcavation (Northern Emporium Facebook Page) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2688-8 (The Viking Genetics Study) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube) and https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-09-28
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Weapons of the Viking Age w/ Vegard Vike

Today I chat with Vegard Vike about Viking Age weapons. Support this podcast by subscribing to https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/landing/medieval_warfare_thv_d (Medieval Warfare Magazine). P.S. - You can save 10% off of your subscription by using the coupon code ''VIKINGS'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/2REPHmg (Vikings at War) https://twitter.com/VegardVike?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Follow Vegard on Twitter) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube) and https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-09-21
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Voyages of a Viking Woman w/ Nancy Marie Brown

Today I chat with Nancy Marie Brown about Gudrid, an Icelandic voyager, who sailed to North America. Support this podcast by subscribing to https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/landing/medieval_warfare_thv_d (Medieval Warfare Magazine). P.S. - You can save 10% off of your subscription by using the coupon code ''VIKINGS'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/3hjxXYe (The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman) (Non-fiction) https://amzn.to/2OEM4ez (The Saga of Gudrid the Far-Traveler) (Fiction) https://nancymariebrown.blogspot.com/ (Nancy's Website) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-08-03
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The Vikings in Russia w/ Dr. Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

Today I chat with Dr. Elizabeth Ashman Rowe about the Vikings in Russia. Support this podcast by subscribing to https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/landing/medieval_warfare_thv_d (Medieval Warfare Magazine). P.S. - You can save 10% off of your subscription by using the coupon code ''VIKINGS'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/writing-battles-9781788316743/ (Writing Battles: New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe) http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod_id=IS-9782503579023-1 (Norse-Gaelic Contacts in a Viking World) ?Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-07-27
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The Saga of the Volsungs w/ Dr. Jesse Byock

Today I speak with Dr. Jesse Byock about the illustrious Saga of the Volsungs. Support this podcast by subscribing to https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/landing/medieval_warfare_thv_d (Medieval Warfare Magazine). P.S. - You can save 10% off of your subscription by using the coupon code ''VIKINGS'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/3fLLWpv (Viking Language 1) (Learn Old Norse Textbook) https://amzn.to/2ODSjzt (Viking Language 2) (Learn Old Norse Reader) https://oldnorse.org/ (Oldnorse.org) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-07-20
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Warfare in Medieval Iceland w/ Peter Konieczny

Today I speak with Peter Konieczny, Editor of Medieval Warfare Magazine. Support this podcast by subscribing to https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/landing/medieval_warfare_thv_d (Medieval Warfare Magazine). P.S. - You can save 10% off of your subscription by using the coupon code ''VIKINGS'' at checkout. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://deremilitari.org/2016/09/warfare-in-thirteenth-century-iceland/ (Sturlunga Saga - An English Translation) https://amzn.to/2MCCh7N (Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power) ?Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-06-08
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Vikings in the Frankish Empire w/ Dr. Christian Cooijmans

Today I speak with Dr. Christian Cooijmans about Vikings in the Frankish Empire. TEXT ''FRANKISH'' to ''55-444'' to enter the book giveaway! Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/35Ab66q (Monarchs and Hydrarchs: The Conceptual Development of Viking Activity across the Frankish Realm (c. 750?940)) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2020-05-06
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Women of the Viking World w/ Dr. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

Today I speak with my friend, Dr. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir, about the women of the Viking World. TEXT ''VIKING WOMEN'' to ''55-444'' to enter the book giveaway! Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://podcorn.com/ (Podcorn) https://amzn.to/35hQcJ0 (Valkyrie: The Women of the Viking World) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music:https://danheimmusic.com/ ( Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2020-04-30
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Harald Hardrada: Warrior King of Norway w/ Dr. Nic Fields

Today I chat with classical historian, Nic Fields about Harald Hardrada of Norway. Support the show and visit our sponsor https://www.vkngjewelry.com/discount/NOAH20 (https://www.vkngjewelry.com/discount/NOAH20) Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/2xRUEkV (God's Viking: Harald Hardrada: The Life and Times of the Last Great Viking) ?Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music: https://danheimmusic.com/ (Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-03-20
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Njáls Saga w/ Dr. Jón Karl Helgason

Today I chat with Dr. Jón Karl Helgason, professor in the Department of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland. We discuss the widely popular and controversial Njáls Saga. Support the show and visit our sponsor https://www.vkngjewelry.com/discount/NOAH20 (https://www.vkngjewelry.com/discount/NOAH20) Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/2I7FKJq (Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas) https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rewriting-of-njals-saga-translation-politics-and-icelandic-sagas-jon-karl-helgason/1101380476;jsessionid=F0087B114DA3C0B59DFF1FDE4FEA9840.prodny_store01-atgap15?ean=9781853594571 (The Rewriting of Njals Saga: Translation, Politics and Icelandic Sagas) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music: https://danheimmusic.com/ (Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-02-29
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Norse Religious Rituals & Poetry w/ Dr. Simon Nygaard

Today I chat with Dr. Simon Nygaard, a scholar of Old Norse religion at Aarhus University in Denmark. We discuss religious rituals pre-Christian Scandinavia and how the Norse could have worshiped their gods through poetry. Support the show and visit our sponsor https://www.vkngjewelry.com/discount/NOAH20 (https://www.vkngjewelry.com/discount/NOAH20) Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://au.academia.edu/SimonNygaard (Dr. Nygaard on Academia.edu) https://youtu.be/NoRQTRDuGa0 (An Interview with Dr. Nygaard on The Nordic Mythology Channel) https://twitter.com/noharedontcare (Dr. Nygaard on Twitter) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music: https://danheimmusic.com/ (Danheim ? Framganga)
2020-02-08
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The Death of Baldr

Today, I?m delighted to present a very special episode of the podcast curated by my friend Daniel Allison. Daniel is the host of the House of Legends Podcast, where he retells the world?s greatest myths, legends, and selections of folklore. In addition to this, he is the author of a new book titled https://amzn.to/35UXkdW (The Bone Flute) - a fantasy adventure that is set in Prehistoric Scotland.  Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/house-of-legends/id1463264216 (House of Legends Podcast) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbC_loQZUhigQWqLbkoizog (Music: Intérieurs lointains - Nidhogg - Norse Ambient)
2019-12-30
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Viking Warrior Women w/ Dr. Leszek Garde?a

Today I chat with Dr. Leszek Garde?a, an archeologist and Viking Age specialist from the University of Bergen, Norway. We discuss the controversial topic of Viking warrior women and whether Norse women fought in combat during the Middle Ages. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://apple.co/2Ps7qNz (1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories and Mysteries) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdeMmkBXqHQ&feature=emb_title (Amazons of the North Video) https://www.facebook.com/Amazons-of-the-North-Armed-Females-in-the-Viking-Age-126517371437469/ (Follow Amazons of the North on Facebook) https://uni-bonn.academia.edu/LeszekGardela (Follow Dr. Garde?a on Academia.edu) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music: https://danheimmusic.com/ (Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2019-12-17
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Yule: The Norse Winter Holiday w/ Dr. Mathias Nordvig

Today I chat with Dr. Mathias Nordvig of the University of Colorado Boulder. He teaches Pre-Christian Nordic mythologies, Scandinavian folklore, North Atlantic and Greenlandic literature, reception history of the Viking Age in the Nordic Studies Program there. We discuss the Norse winter holiday of Yule and how it was celebrated during the Viking Age. Referenced in Today?s Episode: The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide. https://society6.com/thomasdenmark (The Artwork of Thomas Denmark)? https://nordicmythologychannel.com/ (The Nordic Mythology Channel) https://colorado.academia.edu/MathiasNordvig (Follow Dr. Nordvig on Academia.edu) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music: https://danheimmusic.com/ (Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2019-12-06
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Havamal ? Odin?s Words of Wisdom w/ Dr. Jackson Crawford

Today I speak with Dr. Jackson Crawford, an Old Norse specialist, and translator teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder. We discuss the Old Norse poem Hávamál and how it contributes to our understanding of Norse myth and literature. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (The History of Vikings YouTube channel) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN9v4QG3AQEP3zuRvVs2dAg (History Time) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqoGR_EedlhKDVuWNwYWRbg (Voices of the Past) https://amzn.to/2OUOy8j (The Wanderer's Havamal ) https://amzn.to/2rDPjLe (Dr. Crawford?s translation of The Poetic Edda) https://amzn.to/2OX8lns ( Dr. Crawford?s translation of The Saga of the Volsungs) Recommended Articles by https://www.ancient.eu/ (Ancient History Encyclopedia): https://www.ancient.eu/Edda/ (Edda) https://www.ancient.eu/odin/ (Odin) https://www.ancient.eu/Norse_Mythology/ (Norse Mythology) Follow The History of Vikings on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ (YouTube), https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ (Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] Music: https://danheimmusic.com/ (Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2019-11-29
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Thingvellir and Viking Assembly Sites w/ Dr. Alexandra Sanmark

Today I chat with Dr. Alexandra Sanmark, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We discuss assembly sites across the Old Norse World and the significance they had in how the Vikings governed their people. Be sure to check out my new book  https://amzn.to/2ZJTU9T (The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide). The Poetic Edda is a collection of medieval Icelandic poems about the Norse gods and their human heroes. It is a crucial source for Norse myth and has inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkein and the operas of Richard Wagner. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/2oK6CsL (Viking Law and Order) https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/research-enterprise/cultural/institute-for-northern-studies/staff/dr-alexandra-sanmark-fsa-fsa-scot-frhist/ (Dr. Sanmark’s Biography, Work, and Publications) Recommended Articles by http://ancient.eu/ (Ancient History Encyclopedia): https://www.ancient.eu/article/1317/the-legendary-settlement-of-iceland/ (The Legendary Settlement of Iceland) https://www.ancient.eu/Ragnar_Lothbrok/ (Ragnar Lothbrok) https://www.ancient.eu/article/1296/twelve-great-viking-leaders/ (Twelve Great Viking Leaders) Follow The History of Vikings onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ ( YouTube),https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en ( Twitter), andhttps://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ ( Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] https://danheimmusic.com/ (Music: Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2019-10-16
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The Old Norse Language w/ Dr. John Hines

Today I speak with Dr. John Hines, Professor of Archaeology at the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion at Cardiff University. We discuss the origin of the Old Norse language and the influence it has had across the medieval world. Additionally, we discuss the Old Norse system of writing (runes) and early examples of this type of writing. Be sure to check out my new book  https://amzn.to/2ZJTU9T (The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide). The Poetic Edda is a collection of medieval Icelandic poems about the Norse gods and their human heroes. It is a crucial source for Norse myth and has inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkein and the operas of Richard Wagner. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/73028-hines-john (Dr. John Hines Biography, Work, and Publications) Recommended Articles by http://ancient.eu/ (Ancient History Encyclopedia): https://www.ancient.eu/article/1310/the-vikings-in-iceland/ (The Vikings in Iceland) https://www.ancient.eu/article/1285/vikings-tv-series---truths-and-fictions/ (Vikings TV Series – Truths and Fictions) https://www.ancient.eu/article/1388/vikings-jewelry-weapons--social-change-at-the-viki/ (Vikings: Jewelry, Weapons & Social Change at The VIKINGR Exhibition) Follow The History of Vikings onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ ( YouTube),https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en ( Twitter), andhttps://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ ( Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] https://danheimmusic.com/ (Music: Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2019-09-16
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Why Did the Viking Age Begin? w/ History with Hilbert

Today I chat with prolific historical YouTuber and good friend Hilbert. In today’s episode, we ask the important question ”Why did the Viking Age begin?” and discuss the causes and effects of the medieval Scandinavians. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Zc6_BhPXiCWZlrZP4EsEg (History with Hilbert YouTube channel) Recommended Articles by http://ancient.eu/ (Ancient History Encyclopedia): https://www.ancient.eu/Vikings/ (Vikings) https://www.ancient.eu/article/1285/vikings-tv-series---truths-and-fictions/ (Vikings TV Series – Truths and Fictions) https://www.ancient.eu/article/1162/the-vikings-in-ireland/ (The Vikings in)https://www.ancient.eu/article/1162/the-vikings-in-ireland/ ( Ireland) Follow The History of Vikings onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ ( YouTube),https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en ( Twitter), andhttps://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ ( Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] https://danheimmusic.com/ (Music: Danheim ? Framganga)
2019-09-08
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Tolkien?s Old Norse Influences w/ Dr. Ármann Jakobsson

Today I chat with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson, Professor of medieval Icelandic literature at the University of Iceland. We discuss the ways in which Old Norse literature inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Referenced in Today’s Episode: https://armannjakobsson.academia.edu/ (Dr. Jakobsson’s Website & Work) https://hi.academia.edu/%C3%81rmannJakobsson (Follow Dr. Jakobsson on Academia.edu) Recommended Articles by http://ancient.eu/ (Ancient History Encyclopedia): https://www.ancient.eu/article/1290/norse-ghosts--the-afterlife/ (Norse Ghosts & the Afterlife) https://www.ancient.eu/article/1291/norse-ghosts--funerary-rites/ (Norse Ghosts & Funerary Rites) https://www.ancient.eu/Edda/ (Edda) https://www.ancient.eu/Saga/ (Saga) Follow The History of Vikings onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ ( YouTube),https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en ( Twitter), andhttps://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ ( Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] https://danheimmusic.com/ (Music: Danheim ? Framganga)
2019-08-26
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Historical Worship of the Norse Gods w/ Dr. Terry Gunnell

Today I chat with Dr. Terry Gunnell, Professor of Folkloristics at the University of Iceland. We discuss the historical worship of the Norse gods and the evidence available for this in literature, archeology, and runic inscriptions.  Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://notendur.hi.is/terry/terry.htm ( Dr. Gunnell’s Books & More of His Work) http://eitridb.com/ (Eitri – The Norse Artifacts Database) https://hi.academia.edu/TerryGunnell (Follow Dr. Gunnell on Academia.edu) Recommended Articles by http://ancient.eu (Ancient History Encyclopedia): https://www.ancient.eu/article/1290/norse-ghosts--the-afterlife/ (Norse Ghosts & the Afterlife) https://www.ancient.eu/article/1291/norse-ghosts--funerary-rites/ (Norse Ghosts & Funerary Rites) https://www.ancient.eu/article/1309/norse-viking-symbols--meanings/ (Norse-Viking Symbols & Meanings) Follow The History of Vikings onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ ( YouTube),https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en ( Twitter), andhttps://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ ( Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] https://danheimmusic.com/ (Music: Danheim ? Framganga)
2019-08-05
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The Life & Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok w/ Dr. Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Elizabeth Ashman Rowe of Cambridge University about the life and legend of Ragnar Lothbrok. In this episode, we discuss historical sources for his life and how studying him can contribute to a greater understanding of the Viking Age. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://www.fassbaender.com/Nach-Hersteller/Ashman-Rowe-Elisabeth/ (Vikings in the West: The Legend of Ragnarr Lodbrok and His Sons) https://amzn.to/2Yq1NRc (The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings ) Follow The History of Vikings onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ ( YouTube),https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en ( Twitter), andhttps://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ ( Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] https://danheimmusic.com/ (Music: Danheim ? Framganga)
2019-07-29
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The Life & Work of Snorri Sturluson w/ Dr. Vésteinn Ólason

Today I chat with Dr. Vésteinn Ólason former director of the Arni Magnusson Institute, the foremost repository of old Icelandic manuscripts. He is also a retired professor of literature and an author who has written numerous books on literary history and criticism. We discuss the life and work of medieval Icelandic historian Snorri Sturluson. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://www.arnastofnun.is/is (Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies) Follow The History of Vikings onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ ( YouTube),https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en ( Twitter), andhttps://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ ( Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] https://danheimmusic.com/ (Music: Danheim ? Framganga)
2019-07-08
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An Introduction to the Old Norse Sagas w/ Dr. Jackson Crawford

Today I chat with Dr. Jackson Crawford, an Old Norse specialist, and translator teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder. We discuss everything a beginner will need to know about the Old Norse sagas, including the genres, characters, and more. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://youtu.be/G3_iLTpTYhY (1000 AD: A Tour of the Viking World // Vikings Documentary) https://amzn.to/2WHDGg4 (Dr. Crawford’s translation of The Poetic Edda) https://amzn.to/2Iov3mN (Dr. Crawford’s translation of The Saga of the Volsungs) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6iq-Mh4uIjYvufg (Dr. Crawford’s YouTube Channel) Follow The History of Vikings onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ ( YouTube),https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en ( Twitter), andhttps://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ ( Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] https://danheimmusic.com/ (Music: Danheim ? Framganga & Folkvangr)
2019-06-24
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The Saga of Egill Skallagrímsson w/ Dr. Torfi Tulinius

Today I chat with Dr. Torfi Tulinius, Professor of Medieval Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland. We discuss Egil Skallagrímsson, the Viking Age poet and warrior who is best known as being the protagonist in Egill’s Saga. Referenced in Today?s Episode: https://amzn.to/2Wzh5XN (The Enigma of Egill: The Saga, the Viking Poet, and Snorri Sturluson) https://hi.academia.edu/TorfiTulinius (Follow Dr. Tulinius on Academia.edu) Follow The History of Vikings onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ ( YouTube),https://twitter.com/historyofviking?lang=en ( Twitter), andhttps://www.instagram.com/thehistoryofvikings/ ( Instagram). Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries [email protected] https://danheimmusic.com/ (Music: Danheim – Framganga)
2019-06-17
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Old Norse Death Poetry w/ Dr. Mathias Nordvig

Today I speak with Dr. Mathias Nordvig of the University of Colorado Boulder. He teaches Pre-Christian Nordic mythologies, Scandinavian folklore, North Atlantic and Greenlandic literature, reception history of the Viking Age in the Nordic Studies Program there. We discuss Old Norse death poetry, what those poems teach us about the Viking Age, and more.  Referenced in?
2019-06-10
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The Danelaw w/ Dr. Jane Kershaw

Today I chat with Dr. Jane Kershaw of Oxford University about the Danelaw. Listen for a conversation about the Scandinavian influence in medieval England and the cultural impact it left behind. Referenced in Today?s Episode: Libromania ? A Podcast for Book Lovers Dr. Jane Kershaw on Academia.edu Follow The History of Vikings on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Feel?
2019-05-13
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The Kalevala and European Mythologies w/ Northern Myths Podcast

Today I chat with Luke de Wolf and Dan Larabie of the Northern Myths Podcast. We discuss the Finnish Kalevala and how it contrasts to works of Norse myth. Referenced in Today?s Episode: The Daily Poem Podcast Northern Myths Podcast Northern Myths Patreon Follow The History of Vikings on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Feel free?
2019-04-04
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Laxdæla Saga: Origins of the Icelandic Sagas w/ Dr. Gísli Sigurðsson

Today I chat with Professor Gísli Sigurðsson of the University of Iceland about Laxdæla saga. We discuss the origin of this well-known Icelandic saga, the key characters it features, and whether it should be considered a historical source. Referenced in Today?s Episode: Libromania ? A Podcast for Book Lovers Medieval Icelandic Saga and Oral Tradition:?
2019-03-15
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Ibn Fadlan, the Varangian Guard, & the Rus? w/ Dr. James Montgomery

Today I had a chat with Dr. James Montgomery of Cambridge University about medieval Arabic traveler Ibn Fadlan. Ibn Fadlan?swriting is an interesting source for the Viking Age and provides a foreigner?s perspective on the people he called the Rus?. Referenced in Today?s Episode: JORVIK Viking Festival Follow The History of Vikings on YouTube, Twitter,?
2019-02-20
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Excavating a Viking Age Trading Town w/ Dr. Peter Addyman

Today I had a chat with Dr. Peter Addyman, British archaeologist and original director of York Archaeological Trust. We discussed the history of Viking Age York and the discoveries he made during the Coppergate Dig of the 1970-80s. Referenced in Today?s Episode: JORVIK Viking Festival  Follow The History of Vikings on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Feel?
2019-02-13
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Viking Age York & JORVIK Viking Centre w/ Sarah Maltby

Today I chat with Sarah Maltby, Director of Attractions for York Archaeological Trust. We discuss the rich history of Viking Age York in the spirit of the upcoming JORVIK Viking Festival. Referenced in Today?s Episode: JORVIK Viking Festival Follow The History of Vikings on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Feel free to contact me with any?
2019-01-23
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Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas w/ Jón Karl Helgason

Listen for an excellent conversation with Dr. Jón Karl Helgason on this new book, Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas. Dr. Helgason is a professor at the University of Iceland and describes the way in which the myths of Old Norse literature have lived on throughout history. From Tolkien?s Wizard Gandalf, Richard Wagner?s?
2019-01-14
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Viking Age Iceland w/ Dr. Mathias Nordvig

Today I chat with Dr. Mathias Nordivg who teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Nordic Studies Program. He teaches Pre-Christian Nordic mythologies, Scandinavian folklore, North Atlantic and Greenlandic literature, reception history of the Viking Age, and much more.  In today?s episode, we discuss the history of Viking Age Iceland, Icelandic discovery and settlement, and Icelandic volcanic?
2019-01-07
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Viking Age London ? A Citadel of the Saxons w/ Dr. Rory Naismith

Today I chat with Dr. Rory Naismith, an early medievalist at King?s Collge London and author of a new book called Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London. We discuss the history of Viking Age London and Anglo-Saxon England in addition to topics relating to Viking Age England. Referenced in Today?s Episode: JORVIK Viking Festival Citadel?
2018-12-31
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Food During the Viking Age w/ Chef Jonas Lorentzen

Today I had the honor of speaking with Chef Jonas Lorentzen. We discuss food during the Viking Age, his career with the popular music group Heilung, what inspires him about Norse myth, and much more. Referenced in Today?s Episode: Matr ? Jonas? New Nordic Food Company  Jonas?s Musical Work An Interview with Jonas on Vegetarian Viking?
2018-11-20
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Rethinking Nordic Paganism w/ Dr. Luke John Murphy

Today I chat with Dr. Luke John Murphy of the University of Leicester. Dr. Murphy presents an interesting new concept regarding a unified Norse pantheon and describes the evidence for medieval pagan worshiping practices. Referenced in Today?s Episode: Dr.  Luke John Murphy?s Website Follow Dr. Luke John Murphy on Twitter Follow The History of Vikings?
2018-11-06
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Runes: The Vikings in Their Own Words w/ Dr. Judith Jesch

Today I chat with Dr. Judith Jesch, Professor of Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham. Her research has focused on a wide range of topics including Old Norse sagas, poetry, runic inscriptions, and much more. Referenced in Today?s Episode: Women in the Viking Age The Viking Diaspora Follow The History of Vikings on YouTube,?
2018-10-24
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Celtic Myths & Legends w/ Siân Esther Powell

Today I speak with Siân Esther Powell, host of The Celtic Myths and Legends Podcast. We explore the world of Celtic mythology, how it relates to Norse myth and the primary sources that feature the myths. Referenced in Today?s Episode: Celtic Myths and Legends Podcast Follow The History of Vikings on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.?
2018-10-21
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The Viking Mentality: Part 2 w/ Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen

Today I talk with friend of the show, Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen. In our conversation, we discuss ''The Viking Mentality.'' Bjørn is a bestselling Norwegian novelist, bushcrafter, yachtsman, historic archer, and modern day Viking. Please be sure to check out more of his work via the links below. Bjørn's Youtube channel https://bit.ly/2Pa3YDU Bjørn's website & blog https://bull-hansen.com/ The History of Vikings on YouTube https://bit.ly/2TW2DEh Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter https://bit.ly/2Qsg28b Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have [email protected] Music: Danheim - Framganga https://danheimmusic.com/
2018-10-05
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The Viking Mentality: Part 1 w/ Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen

Today I talk with friend of the show, Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen. In our conversation, we discuss ''The Viking Mentality.'' Bjørn is a bestselling Norwegian novelist, bushcrafter, yachtsman, historic archer, and modern day Viking. Please be sure to check out more of his work via the links below. Bjørn's Youtube channel https://bit.ly/2Pa3YDU Bjørn's website & blog https://bull-hansen.com/ The History of Vikings on YouTube https://bit.ly/2TW2DEh Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter https://bit.ly/2Qsg28b Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have [email protected] Music: Danheim - Framganga https://danheimmusic.com/
2018-10-02
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Jonna Jinton ? Kulning an Ancient Swedish Herding Call

Today I am joined by Jonna Jinton, Swedish artist, photographer, and musician. Listen for a discussion about the ancient Swedish herding call known as ''Kulning.'' Please be sure to check out more of her work via the link below.  Jonna's Website & Jewelry Shop https://jonnajinton.se/ The Book I Recommended ''The Origin of Words, Names, and Everything in Between''  http://bit.ly/originofnames The History of Vikings on YouTube https://bit.ly/2TW2DEh Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter https://bit.ly/2Qsg28b Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have [email protected] Music: Danheim - Framganga https://danheimmusic.com/
2018-09-19
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Riddle of the Runes ? The Saga of a Shieldmaiden w/ Dr. Janina Ramirez

Today I chat with Dr. Janina Ramirez, inspirational historian, broadcaster, and author based at the University of Oxford. We discuss her fascination with the Viking Age and her new book  Riddle of The Runes ? A Viking Mystery. Referenced in Today?s Episode: Riddle of the Runes ? A Viking Mystery The Art Detective Podcast Follow The?
2018-09-10
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The Conversion of Scandinavia w/ Anders Winroth

Today I?m joined by Anders Winroth, Professor of Medieval History at Yale University. We discuss his book ??The Conversion of Scandinavia ? Viking Merchants and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe.??   Referenced in Today?s Episode: The Conversion of Scandinavia ? Viking Merchants and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe Follow The History of Vikings?
2018-09-04
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