Pop Medieval: A Thing about Kennings

Pop Medieval: A Thing about Kennings
Pop Medieval

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You “podcast-listeners” don’t know a “thing” about our next episode! First, Doc explains to Nina the origin of the word thing. Then, listeners get a crash course in kennings and their use in Old English poetry. Finally, Nina tests Doc’s knowledge of “Beowulf’s” kennings with a challenging game of “Kenning You Dig It?”

(Also, forgive Nina’s mic issues for this episode. She got excited during the kennings episode and started moving around too much.)

Show Notes:

Be sure to check out the following books from Witan Publishing:

Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English by Michael Drout (https://books2read.com/Drout-Old-English)

Beowulf: A Verse Translation for Students by Edward Risden (https://books2read.com/beowulf-risden)

Doc’s Recommendation:

Saga Thing Podcast (https://sagathingpodcast.wordpress.com/)

Nina’s Recommendation:

Beowulf:  A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney, the Old English and Modern English version (https://www.amazon.com/Beowulf-Verse-Translation-Seamus-Heaney/dp/0374111197)

Pop Medieval: The Staffordshire Hoard

Pop Medieval: The Staffordshire Hoard
Pop Medieval

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Imagine this: you’re metal detecting in a field in the English countryside and suddenly, your sensors go off. You’ve just stumbled upon the largest medieval treasure in Europe! This is the Staffordshire Hoard and 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of its discovery!

You have to see the Staffordshire Hoard to get the full picture, so we’ve included some video links in our show notes below.

Show notes:

The Staffordshire Hoard Website (http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/) has a literal trove of articles and videos to check out, but we’ve pulled a few of our favorites:

Staffordshire Hoard – Horse Mount (https://youtu.be/NcPXzn_pir0)

The Staffordshire Hoard Helmet (https://youtu.be/HyKjnrTmtlY)

The Staffordshire Hoard | Transforming Collections (Episode 1) (https://youtu.be/bAAHhrVsf8s)

Nina’s Recommendation(s):

The Story of Masquerade (the story behind the book) (https://youtu.be/3yaHBdhIsCo)

Masquerade (then read the book) (https://www.amazon.com/MASQUERADE-Kit-Williams/dp/080523747X/)

Doc’s Recommendation(s):

Medievalists.net (https://medievalists.net)

Medievalists.net: 10th Anniversary of the Staffordshire Hoard Discovery Celebrated (https://www.medievalists.net/2019/07/10th-anniversary-of-the-staffordshire-hoard-discovery-celebrated/)

Ed Risden’s Student’s Translation of Beowulf (https://books2read.com/beowulf-risden)

Pop Medieval: Pilot

Pop Medieval: Pilot
Pop Medieval


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PopMedieval Logo, with busts of Nina and Dr. Nokes, with the logo above their heads.

Hwæt! Thanks for listening to our inaugural episode of Pop Medieval! We’re proud of our efforts with this project as this has been a while in the making. We’ve got some fun episodes planned, so we hope you subscribe on at least one of the podcast platforms out there.

Show notes:

The King trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMJnsTx-TBg

Outlaw King: https://www.netflix.com/title/80190859

From A to Zombie: https://books2read.com/From-A-to-Zombie

Icarus: https://books2read.com/Icarus-MacNamara

A Bitter Spring: https://books2read.com/a-bitter-spring