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In Viking times, a ‘Thing’ was a gathering; a place where leaders and warriors could meet and talk. In the 21st century, our ‘Thing’ is a virtual place where history academics and enthusiasts from around the world can come together to share knowledge. Join us each episode as we delve into another fascinating topic about Vikings, archaeology, and more!
 
Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This orig ...
 
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Infectious is a barely weekly podcast hosted by CEO of dumbassery, Chris. He sucks and he totally didn't write the description. Watch (or listen, I guess) as this sorry ol soul tries to make an endearing attempt to make himself less insane by talking to himself and uploading it for the world wide web. Subscribe or whatever the hell and try not to die with this whole pandemic thingy happening!
 
Welcome to “Things People Don’t Say” where we speak our opinions and are free from judgement. These are our everyday conversations, we just decided to let the world hear, hope you're ready. We discuss relationships, current events, hot topics, music, sports and so much more. So come enjoy the show that is hosted by 3 of Bessemer's finest Marcus(beardedpanda), Marques(phree) and Chris(Wat).
 
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The time has come to put Fóstbrœðra saga (The Saga of the Sworn Brothers) on trial. In this episode, we review the whole saga as we run through our favorite judgment categories: Best Bloodshed, Body Count, Nicknames, Notable Witticisms, Outlawry, Thingmen, and Final Ratings. Making this even harder than usual is the fact that Fóstbrœðra saga featur…
 
Gather round for our interview with Nytt Land, the amazing Nordic Folk Band from Siberian Russia, as we discuss the environment, musical inspiration, and their awe inspiring new album! Want to have a say in the future of That JORVIK Viking Thing Podcast? Take our survey here to help us out! Support the show (https://jorvikthing.com/donate/)…
 
Grab a horn of mead and curl up by the hearth.... here's what's in store for Viking Winter! Want to have a say in the future of That JORVIK Viking Thing Podcast? Take our survey here to help us out! Support the show (https://jorvikthing.com/donate/)โดย Miranda Schmeiderer
 
In the final episode of our epic journey through Fóstbrœðra saga (The Saga of the Sworn Brothers) Thormod wraps up his business in Greenland and heads back to Norway and the loving companionship of his new BFF King Olaf. Unfortunately for Thormod and Olaf, there's another would-be king of Norway lurking out there with plans to seize the throne. Wil…
 
Our very own skald, Lucas Norton, returns to the podcast to bring us this terrifying tale from Eyrbyggja Saga - the tale of the draugr, the Viking undead. (content warning: mentions of violence, body horror, gore, and death.) Want to have a say in the future of That Jorvik Viking Thing Podcast? Take our survey here to help us out! Click here to sta…
 
Inside our Cabinet of Archaeological Curiosities, we'll tell you about Britain's oldest brain, a mummified cat found in the Lord Mayor's floor, and what may be a graveyard full of Roman gladiators. Want to have a say in the future of That Jorvik Viking Thing Podcast? Take our survey here to help us out! Click here to start your free 30-day Audible …
 
Next in our Ominous October series, we talk to Skye McKenna about magic in Medieval York. Who were the people who were practicing magic? What did they even consider magic to be? And what exactly do we know about Mother Shipton? Follow Skye on Twitter (SkyeMc_Kenna) and Instagram (Skye_McKenna)! Want to have a say in the future of That Jorvik Viking…
 
Welcome to Ominous October! This month, we will be delving into all things creepy and spooky - we’ll talk to all about ghosts, witches, curiosities, and viking zombies, and more hair raising history. This time, we tell you one of the most famous ghost stories in York , and then we talk to Graham Harris of the Roman Bath Museum here in York to learn…
 
In this episode, Thormod Kolbrun's-Poet sets out to avenge his sworn brother Thorgeir. But Thormod's in no hurry. First, he stops in Norway to bond with King Olaf. Then he travels to Greenland with a mysterious man called Gest to track down Thorgrim the Troll, one of Thorgeir's killers. Along the way, Thormod gets distracted by an attractive woman …
 
In this episode, Thorgeir heads home to Iceland against King Olaf's advice. Despite being a known outlaw, things go pretty well for Thorgeir at first. His visit takes a turn for the worst when he encounters Gaut Sleituson up north. Their brief meeting triggers events that will change the course of their lives and the trajectory of the saga itself. …
 
Last time, we talked to our archaeologists to hear about the history of our three branches, as well as some of their most important excavations. This time, we're going to hear about some of the projects York Archaeology has been working on in the past 18 months. Listen to our field archaeologists, our conservators, and even our community engagement…
 
Join Miranda as she speaks to Ian Milsted, Howard Jones, and Glyn Davies about the history and development of three archaeological units: York Archaeological Trust, Trent & Peak, and ArcHeritage. Is there more to York than Viking archaeology? Was Nottingham always destined to be tied to York? And is there anything in Sheffield from before the indus…
 
What's good, America? New heat! I mean HEAT HEAT! We've got a very special guest this week! Jermaine FunnyMaine Johnson! We reached out to the brother and he come through! We literally talk about everything this week. Bama football, Birmingham politics, and even the Brittany Renner/PJ Washington saga! Trust us! You don't want to miss this episode! …
 
We're diving back into chapters 7-13 of The Saga of the Sworn Brothers (better known as Fóstbræðra saga). This time, we're featuring Thormod's side of the story. Whereas Thorgeir spends his time hacking and slashing his way toward a bad reputation, Thormod is exploring his romantic side, making moves on several local ladies who catch his eye. Will …
 
Ever wondered what it was really like to be an archaeologist? From the ancient origins to modern day archaeologists, it's a world full of discovery and dirt. Join Miranda as she talks to Arran Johnson about the early days of archaeology, Indiana Jones, and even Arran's favourite find. Click here to book onto one of our walking tours this summer! Wa…
 
What's good, America? New heat! We start off with Jada embarrassing Will again, we ask if it's better to ask for forgiveness vs asking for permission and we discuss men's and women's flaws with our special guest Nikki! Thank you for listening and enjoy the episode! Oh, and tell a friend about us. Also, follow us on Twitter @TPDSpodcast or like us o…
 
This episode, we’re stepping out of the Viking era to talk about a topic near and dear to York: Richard III. One of the most controversial rulers in British history, York has always been loyal to the memory of Richard. But why? To understand that, we spoke with Matthew Lewis, chair of the Richard III Society, author of several books on the Wars of …
 
When last we left you, Thorgeir and Thormod had decided to go their separate ways. In this episode, we follow Thorgeir on his travels as an outlawed exile from Iceland. As you'd expect, Thorgeir gets up to some things that would make a Viking like Egil Skallagrimsson shake his head in frustration. Needless to say, he doesn't make a lot of friends a…
 
Ever wanted to speak like a Viking but disappointed that language apps never have that option? Have no fear - we spoke to Ian Sharpe, author of the Vikingverse series and co-author of the new book "Old Norse for Modern Times," a phrase book for those moments when modern languages just aren't enough. Ian told us about the process of making this book…
 
What's good, America? We keep it rolling into a new episode with a brand new slate of topics. First, music and the Julio Jones trade. Then we talk about women proposing to men, and the rules of dating. Finally, we give our take on "Bonnet-Gate". Thank you for listening and enjoy the episode! Oh, and tell a friend about us. Also, follow us on Twitte…
 
Reenactment is so much more than people dressing up in a field and hitting each other with blunted weapons - though it definitely involves that too! Join us as we talk to four reenactors and living history interpreters who tell us about how they got started, their particular area of expertise, and what they love the best about reenactment and livin…
 
Fóstbrœðra saga (or The Saga of the Sworn Brothers) tells the story of two men, Thorgeir Havarsson and Thormod Bersason, who are more concerned with success in this life than glory in the next. Together, they wander the countryside of 11th century Iceland causing trouble, damaging property, and taking what they want. Like Grettir, they soon find th…
 
What's good, America? We keep it rolling into a new episode with a brand new slate of topics. First, we talk about the saga of Kwame Brown while phree's wrong about Kwame being trash. We talk about Kay Ivey's punk ass, Robert Greene, and end with our main topic on how we can change the narrative for black people. Thank you for listening and enjoy t…
 
Last season, we talked about the Coppergate Sock (listen here!) - today, we're talking with a modern day crafter who's working to preserve this ancient technique. Emma 'Bruni' Boast is a Viking Age archaeologist and heritage crafter. You can find her nalbinding kits and finished products here: Nidavellnir Fabrication Shop. Find out what's on the 20…
 
In this episode, a young Icelander travels to Norway to avenge his father like a true Viking (or at least a close approximation). Unfortunately for him, his target is one of King Magnus Barelegs' favorites. Listen in and find out if Gisl manages to catch his prey and get away with it. You'll also hear all about the great Icelandic bishop Jón Ögmund…
 
Join us for our final episode on the Coppergate excavation! Today we're joined by the Director of Attractions, Sarah Maltby. We chat about the bigger picture of life on Coppergate, how the excavation changed not just York but the world, and what exactly Sarah means when she says "archaeology is rubbish." Want to have a say in the future of That Jor…
 
Preservation is the name of the game on the podcast today. We talk to Ian Panter, head of conservation at York Archaeological Trust, and ask him about how the artefacts were preserved first in the soil at Coppergate and then in the conservation lab. Is there a secret to the soil here in York? How do they conserve 1,000 year old timbers? And just ho…
 
What's good, America? This week put season 3 to bed and start season 4 off with a bang. With help from some of our listeners, we upgraded again! We don't get into any deep topics, but we do chill with the homies Cam and James in T-Town. Thank you for listening and enjoy the episode! Oh, and tell a friend about us. Also, follow us on Twitter @TPDSpo…
 
So far this season (and this podcast), we've talked a lot about the Vikings that lived here in York and especially on Coppergate. But the history of Coppergate is more than just the Anglo-Scandinavians that lived here in the 9th and 10th centuries. This episode, we're talking again to Dr Chris Tuckley, Head of Interpretation and Engagement here at …
 
We're continuing our deep dive on the Coppergate Excavation and talking to Rachel Cutler, Interpretations Assistant and Viking Interpreter here at the Jorvik Viking Centre. She tells us about four star Viking-age finds from the dig and gives a little more context of just how many things came out of the ground. Want to have a say in the future of Th…
 
Welcome back to That Jorvik Viking Thing podcast! This season, we're excited to take a deep dive into the dig that started it all - the Coppergate excavation! Hear from the archaeologists who worked on the site as well as Peter Addyman, founding director of York Archaeological Trust who was instrumental in keeping the excavation going. Click here t…
 
Welcome to the first in a series of special Saga Briefs on Interpreting the Past, a series that looks at modern interpretations and perceptions of the medieval. In this episode, John and Andy welcome two scholars, Dr. Verena Höfig (Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champ…
 
What's good, America? This week we have our homie and big TPDS fan, Whitney! We run through a lot of topics like, fighting for your girl, eating red meat, women being outside of themselves, and much more! Thank you for listening and enjoy the episode! Oh, and tell a friend about us. Also, follow us on Twitter @TPDSpodcast or like us on Facebook @Th…
 
Welcome to the Saga Thing! It's time to put The Saga of Thord Menace on trial. Will Thord win Best Bloodshed for the many men he chops in half? Will his Body Count be high enough to earn him a respectable BCDM ranking? And will John ever stop talking about nicknames? There's only one way to find out! Music Credits Intro Music – “Prelude and Action”…
 
So, here's a change of pace. In this section, a small group of men are going to try to kill Thord Menace. But since this is the final episode in our summary of The Saga of Thord Menace, there are only two possible outcomes. Will Thord finish off the endless string of men waiting to ambush him? Or will the countless relatives of Orm finally get thei…
 
What's good, America? This week we have Ryan in studio with us as we discuss the ongoing saga of Russell Wilson, B. Simone's IG comments, and Ted Cruz's mid-crisis vacation in Cancun. Thank you for listening and enjoy the episode! Oh, and tell a friend about us. Also, follow us on Twitter @TPDSpodcast or like us on Facebook @ThingsPeopleDontSay. Al…
 
Lots of Viking style fun and medieval adventuring on this episode of Saga Thing. Join us for part 2 of The Saga of Thord Menace! Orm is dead and Skeggi of Midfjord is unable to avenge his awful nephew. It's time to see where all of this leaves Thord Menace. If the original illustrations for this chapter by @skarphedin_illustrator are any indication…
 
Come, gather ye friends round your flickering campfires and listen to talks of daring, horror, and high adventures from the worn pages of history with... The Silly History Boys! Listen as they tell the tales of three amazing Viking cruises (no, not that one) with all the drama, tension, and silliness you've come to expect from their live shows as T…
 
How did the world famous Horrible Histories series get its start? Why do people like grusome history so much? Learn all this and more as we talk to Terry Deary about everything from pandemics (both historical and modern), to Mr and Mrs Peasant, to the Great North Run! Sign up for a Free 30-Day Audible Trial here to support the show. We recommend: H…
 
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