Pop Medieval Ep 3: A Thing about Kennings

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Pop Medieval Ep 3: A Thing about Kennings

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)

The Endless Knot: Does English have a Future Tense

Does English have a future? Find out the history of the language’s tense system, and how it was influenced by Latin, philosophy, and an Anglo-Saxon king, as we explore some of the many aspects of our conception of the Future and the debate between free will, determinism, and relativity!

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The Endless Knot: Create

From creation myths to Frankenstein, croissants to cornflakes, through breakfast & dinner & matinées, and finishing with a short history of artificial lighting, we take a look at the etymology of “Create” and the roots of invention.

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