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A monthly exploration of the history, literature and philosophy of the code of chivalry - from the code of honor of medieval knights and traditional tales of King Arthur's Round Table, to principles of leadership and ethics in today's business and politics and images of heroes and role models in contemporary media. Hosted by author, independent historian and director of the award-winning Chivalry Today educational program, Scott Farrell.

A monthly exploration of the history, literature and philosophy of the code of chivalry - from the code of honor of medieval knights and traditional tales of King Arthur's Round Table, to principles of leadership and ethics in today's business and politics and images of heroes and role models in contemporary media. Hosted by author, independent historian and director of the award-winning Chivalry Today educational program, Scott Farrell.
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A monthly exploration of the history, literature and philosophy of the code of chivalry - from the code of honor of medieval knights and traditional tales of King Arthur's Round Table, to principles of leadership and ethics in today's business and politics and images of heroes and role models in contemporary media. Hosted by author, independent historian and director of the award-winning Chivalry Today educational program, Scott Farrell.

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English


Episodes

Conversation With Dr. Christian Miller

2/3/2018
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Whatever your standard for virtuous behavior – the code of chivalry, the Ten Commandments, the practice of good sportsmanship, or the Golden Rule – that fact is that the vast majority of us don’t manage to put those principles into practice each and every day of our lives. By the same token, most of us […]

Duration:00:46:05

Conversation With Jonathan Tavares

10/19/2017
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If you are one of the many medieval enthusiasts who enjoy this show, and who studies (or perhaps even re-creates) famous battles, dueling, jousting, hunting, knighthood, and the ideals and literature of chivalry, then I’ll bet you have a “bucket list” of arms and armor exhibitions that you have visited, or want to visit in […]

Duration:00:54:57

Conversation With Jeffrey Wasson

9/27/2017
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Serious scholars of history might once have scoffed at the notion of undertaking an arts and crafts project as a means of historical study. In recent years, however, dedicated efforts into living history and immersive historical experimentation have proved that bringing history to life can, in fact, achieve a different sort of understanding to research […]

Duration:00:49:11

Conversation With Christian Cameron

9/5/2017
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MAKE A DONATION ONLINE to help pay for the production of this podcast. Anyone who has read Christian Cameron’s historical adventure novels, such as the William Gold series, knows that creating a detailed medieval setting is one of his fortés. He is an author quite skilled at describing battles, armor, and fighting tactics, and at […]

Duration:00:31:25

Conversation With Richard Marsden

6/7/2017
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Martial arts practice today is a relatively commonplace affair. In dojos, gyms, and studios all over the country (in truth, all over the world) students practice judo, karate, fencing, kendo, escrima, wrestling and boxing as part of their everyday lives – lives that don’t involve duels, assassination attempts, or open warfare. Though these sports maybe confined […]

Duration:00:33:20

Podcast Extra: Peter Johnsson on Swords

4/14/2017
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In the first part of my conversation with sword maker Peter Johnsson, we talked at length about the symbolism and cultural significance of the sword, and how it reflects both medieval and modern understandings of the ideals of chivalry. But after the show was over, we went on talking and we both realized that our […]

Duration:00:41:23

Conversation With Peter Johnsson

12/19/2016
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There is a special place in heroic lore for those who deal in the craft of weapons – specifically, for the smiths who make swords. Far from being just a “big ol’ knife,” the sword – in legends – becomes an extension of the personality of the hero (or the villain), and as such, the man […]

Duration:00:36:43

Conversation With Lonnie Colson

10/15/2016
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From the drama The Walking Dead to the peppy teen comedy iZombie to the literary parody Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the zombie apocalypse concept has become such a popular trope in today’s world that it is spilling over into just about every genre of entertainment. This year you can bet there will plenty of […]

Duration:00:27:36

Conversation With Devon Boorman

6/22/2016
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Historical sword-combat instructor Devon Boorman was asked to give an inspirational talk at a TED Conference. His presentation drew upon the historical values of confidence, prowess, and humility – ideals of the code of chivalry! In this conversation, he describes the process of bringing historical ideals of honor to the TED stage. TED Talks are […]

Duration:00:46:56

Discussing Rules For A Knight By Ethan Hawke

1/6/2016
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Here is a little detour from our usual podcast format: In this episode we had hoped to bring listeners an interview with author Ethan Hawke – the same Ethan Hawke you maybe familiar with from his work on screen in films like Gattica, Dead Poet’s Society, and even the title role of Hamlet, as well as […]

Duration:00:13:21

Conversation With Christian Tobler

12/19/2015
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How do the efforts to revive a 500-year-old style of German sword combat help us understand the ideals of chivalry in medieval culture, and its place in the world today? Author and historical researcher Christian Tobler joins us to discuss that question. When Christian Tobler’s book “Fighting With The German Longsword” was published in 2004, it was […]

Duration:00:31:00

Conversation With: Prof. Anne Curry

10/6/2015
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Prof. Curry joins Scott to talk about the medieval woman's perspective of honor, chivalry, and tragedy in wake of Agincourt.

Duration:00:31:00

Conversation with Stephen Cooper

10/6/2015
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Among the events of conflict and military activity in the age of chivalry, the battle of Agincourt stands head-and-shoulders above just about anything else. Fought on October 25, 1415, Agincourt is the place where an outnumbered army of Englishmen, a “band of brothers” composed primarily of archers and led by King Henry V, defeated a […]

Duration:00:47:34

Conversation with Guy Windsor

9/11/2015
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Guy Windsor joins host Scott Farrell for a conversation about the art of Fiore’s longsword and the martial virtues of knighthood and swordsmanship in the 14th century.

Duration:00:34:41

Conversation with Jessica Finley

8/17/2015
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Jessica Finley joins host Scott Farrell to talk about the knightly practice of passages of arms in the Middle Ages, and why she (and her fellow combatants) find importance in reviving this chivalric custom in the 21st century.

Duration:00:42:48

Conversation With: Dr. Tobias Capwell (Arms and Armor Curator, Wallace Collection)

9/29/2014
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Dr. Tobias Capwell, sometimes known as the "curator in armor," joins the podcast for a conversation about English fashion and armor, the life and death of Richard III, and chivalry in medieval English culture.

Duration:00:53:57

Conversation With: Dr. Elizabeth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum “Chivalry in the Middle Ages”)

7/7/2014
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Medieval illustrations show the ideals of chivalry playing out in real life on the pages of manuals of hunting etiquette, rolls of legal and financial disputes, and strategy guides for popular games like chess.

Duration:00:30:38

Conversation With: Heather Dale (Celtic Avalon Concert)

3/13/2014
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Heather Dale taking things up a notch. Earlier this year, Heather announced a new project called Celtic Avalon - a full-scale traveling stage show about the legends of Camelot.

Duration:00:22:46

Conversation With: Author Christian Cameron

10/28/2013
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In his newest novel, "The Ill Made Knight," author Christian Cameron gives readers a complex, nuanced, and extremely realistic view of both the profession, and the chivalric philosophy of a young knight of the 14th century.

Duration:00:41:46

Conversation With: Prof. Steven Muhlberger

9/9/2013
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In a world marked by ferocious politics, economic change, warfare and violence, social upheaval, and religious schism, how, exactly did chivalrous knights and their sword fighting games and jousting activities fit into the scheme of everyday life?

Duration:00:32:38