Pop Medieval Ep 22: Can You Explain the Penis Tree?

Pop Medieval
Pop Medieval
Pop Medieval Ep 22: Can You Explain the Penis Tree?

Mo-vember is back! This year, we’re starting off with two Decameron-themed sex comedies. First, Doc and Nina discuss 2007’s Virgin Territory starring Hayden Christensen and Mischa Barton. They’ll go over this movie’s costume choices, the naked and horned-up nuns, and Tim Roth’s decision to play this movie as straight as possible. This one’s got Nina fired up and angry folks, so prepare for a rant!

Then, they’ll finish up with a better movie, 2017’s The Little Hours. This movie, while also about randy nuns, uses a combination of anachronistic dialogue and some historical accuracy to tell a story. This one’s actually enjoyable!

Warning: this episode contains a fair amount of humorous, though not descriptive, acknowledgement of sex. If that’s not your bag, you may want to sit this one out.

Show Notes

Virgin Territory (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437954/)

The Little Hours (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5666304/

The Decameron: Day 3, Story 1 on Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23700/23700-h/23700-h.htm#THE_FIRST_STORY3)


Yes, God, Yes (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8949056/)

The Decameron Project (https://www.patreon.com/m/4119564/posts )

Have a recommendation for us? Send Doc and Nina an email at podcast at profawesome dot com!

Pop Medieval Ep 14: Social Distancing, Boccaccio’s Way

Pop Medieval
Pop Medieval
Pop Medieval Ep 14: Social Distancing, Boccaccio's Way


Doc and Nina are holed up in their own houses right now. And while COVID-19 has different effects on their productivity levels, both of them have found time to record an episode on The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. This is a series of 100 short stories told by ten young Florentines hiding out in a country house, hoping to escape the worst of the Black Plague.

Nina and Doc will share their favorite stories from Day 2 of the book (the theme of “misadventures that end happily”). Doc and Nina also get into a discussion about why some of these stories are crueler than others.

Show Notes:

Nina’s Recommendations for “Sheltering in Place”:
Stardew Valley (https://www.stardewvalley.net/)
The Decameron – 3rd Day, Tenth Story

Doc’s Recommendations for “Sheltering in Place”:
Virgin Territory (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437954/) vs. The Little Hours (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5666304/)
Icarus by Nina MacNamara -that’s Nina!- (https://books2read.com/Icarus-MacNamara) and From A to Zombie by Prof. Awesome -that’s Doc!- (https://books2read.com/From-A-to-Zombie)