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Modern Heathen Living. Recipes, helpful household hints, useful and sometimes not so useful facts, humor, and discussion of topics of concern to modern heathens. Look for our podcast in the Podcasts app or in the iTunes Store. Show notes for each episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. Please note that only discussion weeks may contain explicit content (swearing). And story episodes will NEVER contain explicit content. Each episode will be clearly marked with a warning if it does contain explicit content.

Modern Heathen Living. Recipes, helpful household hints, useful and sometimes not so useful facts, humor, and discussion of topics of concern to modern heathens. Look for our podcast in the Podcasts app or in the iTunes Store. Show notes for each episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. Please note that only discussion weeks may contain explicit content (swearing). And story episodes will NEVER contain explicit content. Each episode will be clearly marked with a warning if it does contain explicit content.
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Modern Heathen Living. Recipes, helpful household hints, useful and sometimes not so useful facts, humor, and discussion of topics of concern to modern heathens. Look for our podcast in the Podcasts app or in the iTunes Store. Show notes for each episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. Please note that only discussion weeks may contain explicit content (swearing). And story episodes will NEVER contain explicit content. Each episode will be clearly marked with a warning if it does contain explicit content.

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Episodes

Episode 23: Housewights

1/27/2017
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This week we are talking about Housewights, and wights in general. We explore the linguistic roots of the words, and some history and traditions from various cultures, and a few taboos. The household hint is for blocking weeds, the herb section is about mid-winter edibles, wildcrafting, and plant allies, and the practical section is about navigating without a compass, or a watch. The recipe this week is for dry roasting ribs in your crock pot, along with a dry rub and homemade bbq sauce....

Duration:01:13:52

Episode 22: Bandamana Saga

1/13/2017
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This week we are taking an indepth look at one of the Icelandic Family Sagas, Bandamana Saga. This week covers chapters 1-4. The version we are reading is from 1891, translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon. The recipe this week is for cream cheese. This episode is 1 hour long. For show notes and more go to our website: http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com

Duration:01:00:24

Episode 21: Yule Stories, Poems and Recipes

12/21/2016
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A Special Yule tide episode, full of stories and recipes for the holiday.The story of how Yule got its name, is called The First Song, and is a traditional story from Northern Europe. I've been telling this story to my children for many years, and have changed and added to it over time, as we do with all folk tales. The poem Welcome Yule is by Susan Cooper. A Visit to Mother Hulda was a story I originally found many years ago in Circle Round by Starhawk, Diane Baker and Anne Hill as "A...

Duration:00:49:03

Episode 20: The Singing Bone

12/16/2016
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This faery tale has been told again and again and has many variations the world over. I found versions from England, Turkey, Russian. Pakistan, Germany, and India, just to name a few. The version I am telling here is from the traditional English tale associated with Binnorie. You will probably recognize the elements of the story, as this version has been retold by Lorenna McKennit in her song The Bonny Swans, and by Omnia in their song Harp of Death. Our recipes this week are Uzvar, a...

Duration:00:31:09

Episode 19: Hedge Crossing

12/2/2016
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This week I discuss just what is hedge crossing and hedge riding, and hopefully share some insight as to why I use this allusion repeatedly in the show. We've also got some new humor with Ask Auntie Ipswich, plus some of our regular spots. The household hint is about ditching the dryer sheets, and the practical section is about ghosting in urban survival. The recipe this week is homemade yogurt and a bonus holiday leftover casserole. This episode is 1 hour and 17 minutes long, and contains...

Duration:01:16:56

Episode 18: UPG Attack and Defense

9/9/2016
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A little mini-episode to tide you over until season 2 arrives. A bit about eclipse season, Shawnas rant on UPG, and a recipe for Filipino Adobo. This episode is 21 minutes long, and contains swearing.

Duration:00:21:36

Episode 17: Gifting with Ralph Romig

7/1/2016
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This week I am joined by Ralph Romig of Tyrs Helm Tribe in Manhattan, Ks to discuss gifting and reciprocity. The herb of the week is mullein, the household hint is about getting rid of ants, and the recipes are for two tasty Kvass drinks. This episode is 1 hour and 12 minutes long.

Duration:01:12:20

Episode 16: The Tinder Box

6/17/2016
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Our even numbered episodes are all about folk and fairy tales. This story is inspired by the tale of the Tinder Box by Hans Christian Anderson. However, this version is my own telling, which shares many elements with the tales I heard growing up. Our recipe this week is Zucchini Lasagna. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 36 minutes long.

Duration:00:35:52

Episode 15: Facilitating Growth in Heathenry through the Healthy Support of Religious Conversion

6/3/2016
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This week I share my opinion on facilitating growth in heathenry through the healthy support of religious conversion. The herb of the week is plantain, the household hint is about getting rid of mosquitoes, the practical section is on the foundation of runic concepts, and the recipes are for fermented whey drinks. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 58 minutes long, and contains swearing.

Duration:00:57:38

Episode 14: The Old King

5/20/2016
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Our even numbered episodes are all about folk and fairy tales. This is the Midsummer Tale of The Old King from Germany. Our recipe this week is Mozarella Cheese. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 41 minutes long.

Duration:00:40:54

Episode 13: Subcultures with Brad Selby

5/6/2016
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This week I am joined by Brad Selby of Bifrost Way Kindred in Miami, Oklahoma for a discussion on subcultures and how that impacts our modern heathenry. The herb of the week is cleavers, the household hint is about removing spray paint, the practical section is on image meditation, and the recipes are for tahini and tzatziki sauces. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 1 hour and 18 minutes long, and contains swearing.

Duration:01:17:58

Episode 12: Rumble Mumble Goose-Egg

4/22/2016
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Our even numbered episodes are all about folk and fairy tales. This is the story of Rumble Mumble Goose-Egg from Norway. This story appears with many variations across several fairy tale collections. This particular telling is my own version. I have removed many of the Christian references, and still kept the flavor of the tale. Our recipe this week is Chicken Shawarma. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 55 minutes long.

Duration:00:54:44

Episode 11: Frith and Grith

4/8/2016
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This week is a talk on the meaning of frith and grith. Our herb of the week is the humble Dandelion. The household hint is how to make homemade oxygen bleach, and the recipes are a variety of dandelion recipes. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 1 hour and 3 minutes long, and contains swearing.

Duration:01:03:18

Episode 10: The Tale of Thorstein

4/2/2016
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Our even numbered episodes are all about folk and fairy tales. This is The Tale of Thorstein from Iceland. I do not know when it is from. It has been difficult to find information on this one. This tale may take inspiration from the Vatnsdaela saga, in which a young Thorstein is shamed by his father to into doing an epic deed. And so he hides in a giants house and then kills the giant. But that is just my guess! It may have no relation except for those surface commonalities, that can be...

Duration:00:49:23

Episode 9: Druidry and Heathenry with Larry Porter

3/25/2016
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This week we interviewed Larry Porter from Tyrs Helm Tribe in Manhattan, Ks about his experience in the ADF and the intersection of Druidry and Heathenry. You can find more information about the ADF Ad Astra gathering in Topeka on April 23rd on their Facebook Event Page. Please see our show notes for the link: http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com/Episode9.html The herb of the week is basil. The practical section is about the utility of guided meditation, and the recipe this week is Cauliflower...

Duration:01:01:23

Episode 8: Donkey Cabbages

3/18/2016
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Our even numbered episodes are all about folk and fairy tales. This is the classic tale of Donkey Cabbages, a folk tale from 19th century Germany collected by the Brothers Grimm. Our recipe this week is Deviled Eggs. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 32 minutes long.

Duration:00:32:07

Episode 7: Service as a Gythia with Destiny Ballard

3/11/2016
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This week is we interviewed Destiny Ballard from Bifrost Way Kindred in Oklahoma about what it means to be a gythia and to be in service to a kindred and a community. You can find more information about Midwest Wintermoot on their website: BifrostWay.org. The household hint is about using oatmeal in the bath. Our recipe this week is Meatloaf. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 57 minutes long, and contains swearing.

Duration:00:56:31

Episode 6:The Six Swans

3/4/2016
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Our even numbered episodes are all about folk and fairy tales. This is the classic tale of the Six Swans, a folk tale from 19th century Germany collected by the Brothers Grimm. Our recipe this week is Acorn Squash. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 23 minutes long.

Duration:00:23:33

Episode 5: Physical Space in Heathen Concepts

2/26/2016
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This week is a talk on how many parts of the heathen world view are intimately tied to the physical landscape and have an inherent physicality. Our herb of the week is Sage, and we explore selveral species in the Salvia genus. The household hint is about making your own ice packs, and we have a bit of humor along the way. Our recipe this week is Beef Stroganoff. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 43 minutes long, and contains...

Duration:00:43:01

Episode 4:The Story of Thor and Thrym

2/19/2016
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Our even numbered episodes are all about folk and fairy tales. This is my own version of the myth told in the Thrymskvida from the Poetic Edda. Our recipe this week is Insalata Caprese. Show notes for this episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. This episode is 23 minutes long.

Duration:00:23:13