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