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A podcast dedicated to retelling the history of the Vikings and the gods they worshiped. Join host Noah Tetzner, in exploring every aspect of the people we know today as Vikings! From Norse Mythology, and monastery raids, to Viking longships and the humble farmstead, discover everything you've ever wanted to know about the Vikings! Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter: @HistoryofViking Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.

A podcast dedicated to retelling the history of the Vikings and the gods they worshiped. Join host Noah Tetzner, in exploring every aspect of the people we know today as Vikings! From Norse Mythology, and monastery raids, to Viking longships and the humble farmstead, discover everything you've ever wanted to know about the Vikings! Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter: @HistoryofViking Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.

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A podcast dedicated to retelling the history of the Vikings and the gods they worshiped. Join host Noah Tetzner, in exploring every aspect of the people we know today as Vikings! From Norse Mythology, and monastery raids, to Viking longships and the humble farmstead, discover everything you've ever wanted to know about the Vikings! Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter: @HistoryofViking Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.

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English


Episodes

Norse Religious Rituals & Poetry with Dr. Simon Nygaard

2/8/2020
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: Dr. Nygaard on Academia.edu (https://au.academia.edu/SimonNygaard) An Interview with Dr. Nygaard on The Nordic...

Duration:00:33:38

Announcing ''Victoria's World''!

1/14/2020
I am pleased to announce the release of my new history podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/victorias-world/id1491810901) ! You can find the podcast on all major podcasting platforms and via the links below. Referenced in Today's Episode: on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/victorias-world/id1491810901) on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/7goRwLVfeYOkuKcIhHREdk) (https://www.circeinstitute.org/blog/introducing-victorias-world) Follow The History of...

Duration:00:40:03

The Death of Baldr

12/30/2019
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) - a fantasy adventure that is set in Prehistoric Scotland. Referenced in Today’s Episode: House of Legends Podcast...

Duration:00:20:45

Viking Warrior Women with Dr. Leszek Gardeła

12/17/2019
Today I chat with Dr. Leszek Gardeła, 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: 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories and Mysteries (https://apple.co/2Ps7qNz) Amazons of the North Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdeMmkBXqHQ&feature=emb_title) Follow Amazons of the North on Facebook...

Duration:00:25:32

Yule: The Norse Winter Holiday with Dr. Mathias Nordvig

12/6/2019
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: (amzn.to/2GAfdEz) The Artwork of Thomas Denmark (https://society6.com/thomasdenmark)  The Nordic Mythology...

Duration:00:36:12

Havamal – Odin’s Words of Wisdom with Dr. Jackson Crawford

11/29/2019
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: The History of Vikings YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ) History Time (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN9v4QG3AQEP3zuRvVs2dAg) Voices of the Past...

Duration:00:30:51

Thingvellir and Viking Assembly Sites with Dr. Alexandra Sanmark

10/16/2019
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 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...

Duration:00:26:22

The Old Norse Language with Dr. John Hines

9/16/2019
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 is a collection of medieval Icelandic poems about the Norse gods and...

Duration:00:38:07

Why Did the Viking Age Begin? with History with Hilbert

9/8/2019
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: History with Hilbert YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Zc6_BhPXiCWZlrZP4EsEg) Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia (http://ancient.eu/) : Vikings (https://www.ancient.eu/Vikings/) Vikings TV Series – Truths and...

Duration:00:26:27

Announcing The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide

9/2/2019
Today I have the pleasure of announcing the release of a new book titled (https://amzn.to/2ZJTU9T) . 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. Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia (http://ancient.eu/) : Edda (https://www.ancient.eu/Edda/) Norse Mythology...

Duration:00:06:53

Tolkien’s Old Norse Influences with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson

8/26/2019
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: Dr. Jakobsson’s Website & Work (https://armannjakobsson.academia.edu/) Follow Dr. Jakobsson on Academia.edu (https://hi.academia.edu/%C3%81rmannJakobsson) Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia (http://ancient.eu/) : Norse Ghosts & the...

Duration:00:31:26

Historical Worship of the Norse Gods with Dr. Terry Gunnell

8/5/2019
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: Dr. Gunnell’s Books & More of His Work (https://notendur.hi.is/terry/terry.htm) Eitri – The Norse Artifacts Database (http://eitridb.com/) Follow Dr. Gunnell on Academia.edu (https://hi.academia.edu/TerryGunnell) Recommended...

Duration:00:26:28

The Life & Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok with Dr. Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

7/29/2019
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: Vikings in the West: The Legend of Ragnarr Lodbrok and His Sons (https://www.fassbaender.com/Nach-Hersteller/Ashman-Rowe-Elisabeth/) (https://amzn.to/2Yq1NRc) Follow The History of...

Duration:00:28:14

The Life & Work of Snorri Sturluson with Dr. Vésteinn Ólason

7/8/2019
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: Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies (https://www.arnastofnun.is/is) Follow The History of Vikings on...

Duration:00:20:46

An Introduction to the Old Norse Sagas with Dr. Jackson Crawford

6/24/2019
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: 1000 AD: A Tour of the Viking World // Vikings Documentary (https://youtu.be/G3_iLTpTYhY) (https://amzn.to/2WHDGg4) (https://amzn.to/2Iov3mN) Dr. Crawford’s YouTube Channel...

Duration:00:47:28

The Saga of Egill Skallagrímsson with Dr. Torfi Tulinius

6/17/2019
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: The Enigma of Egill: The Saga, the Viking Poet, and Snorri Sturluson (https://amzn.to/2Wzh5XN) Follow Dr. Tulinius on Academia.edu (https://hi.academia.edu/TorfiTulinius) Follow The History of Vikings on...

Duration:00:35:50

Old Norse Death Poetry with Dr. Mathias Nordvig

6/10/2019
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…

Duration:00:32:48

The Danelaw with Dr. Jane Kershaw

5/13/2019
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…

Duration:00:22:13

The Kalevala and European Mythologies with Northern Myths Podcast

4/4/2019
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…

Duration:00:58:52

Laxdæla Saga: Origins of the Icelandic Sagas with Gísli Sigurðsson

3/15/2019
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:…

Duration:00:32:47