Pop Medieval Episode 53: It Doesn't Get More Sophisticated Than This, Folks
They did it. They actually did it. Doc and Nina shoot the…well, you know. Warning: this episode might be the most disgusting yet.
Topics covered: where to find the best medieval human excrement, the Lloyd’s Bank coprolite and how to value poop, “the Poopsmith,” the Erfurt Latrine Disaster 1184, and why it’s important to keep buildings up to code.
Pop Medieval Episode 52: T'was Blind, But Now Doc Sees
Doc and Nina started this season…and then stopped suddenly! What happened? Well, Doc went blind for a little while and it impeded the podcast! And in Pop Medieval fashion, they turn this into a podcast episode.
Topics covered: chest day, eyeball jelly, leech books, disability studies, medieval eye recipes, John the Blind of Bohemia, the punishment for lousy leechcraft
Here it is, Pop Medievalists — the episode that was supposed to drop months ago before Mt Doom exploded on Doc and Nina. What does that mean? They’ll explain in the next episode! Anyway, here, they watch the season finale of The Rings of Power and offer their live commentary. Engineer Mike makes a rare audio appearance for you Engineer Mike stans.
Pop Medieval is back for Season 4! Doc and Nina discuss the most expensive television show ever, “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” Their mutual consensus: negative, to varying degrees. Why does this show “insist upon itself?”
Topics include: Nina’s GED in Lotrology, David Bowie’s codpiece, elven swimming abilities, how to time soap opera pacing, Thomas Kinkade, the demon children of elf heaven, Spirit Halloween Numinorians, and how any show — regardless of the subject matter — can be improved with dinosaurs.
Doc and Nina are getting ready to kick off season 4 of Pop Medieval! But first, a minisode! Pulled from an outtake from season 3, Nina attempts to recall the events of the “Lord of the Rings” as a non-LotR geek, from memory. Can she recall all the plot points? (She! Does not! Pass!)
It’s the season 3 finale! Time for your final exam! Have you been paying attention all year, or have you been idly listening on your morning commute? Featuring a Pop Medieval correction and retraction!
After your exam, be sure to check out Doc and Nina’s summer reading program:
Doc and Nina try to record an episode without giggling, but the lord of the lash says, “nay, nay, nay!” They are back in Nerdhaven studios together and, propelled by the new Lord of the Rings series called “The Rings of Power,” discuss some Tolkien adaptations. Stay for a serenade.
Topics discussed: Overpromising book deadlines, selective rotoscoping, a shocking dvd discovery, Rankin Bass’s confusing start and bizarre flashbacks, Nina’s need for a map, Frodo-mon, the fourth wall break, and justice for the felbeast.
Pop Medieval Ep 47: Earendel is a Good Name for a Star
We’re going to the stars! In this episode, Doc tells Nina about the new astronomical discovery and what that has to do with Tolkien plus some other medieval astronomy instruments. Finally, Doc implies that Nina has the “ill-Inanna.”
Topics covered: sky protractors, using video game consoles to remember names, complicated steampunk sundials, Mayan city planning, American presidential rituals, and the longest star naming discussion ever.
Doc refocuses current events on himself and then introduces Nina to Saint Olga of Kyiv. Doc completely misses two jokes. Plus, Nina relives past trauma.
Topics covered: The grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Golden Horde, who can lay claim to what, the greatness of Maggie Smith, #niceguys of the 8th century, the logistics of getting buried alive in a castle, extra steamy bath houses, St. Olga’s non-traditional funeral practices and birding, and spiritual incest.