The History of Vikings

The History of Vikings

A podcast featuring scholarly discussions about Vikings, Norse myth, & the history of medieval Scandinavia. Hosted by Noah Tetzner. Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter: @HistoryofViking Email Noah with ideas for future episodes: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Episodes

November 29, 2023 43 mins

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Medieval Scandinavians and other Germanic peoples celebrated a holiday called Yule during the time of year when days became longer and winter was at its peak. 

What was this holiday and how was it celebrated? Do we have surviving evidence for what happened at Yule celebrations dur...

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During the Middle Ages, seafaring Scandinavian marauders wrought havoc in lands both near and far—from Iceland to Finland, and Córdoba to Constantinople. These were warriors who belonged to an altogether violent society. They are known to us today as Vikings. 

One may read about their military exploits in Old Norse sagas and the chronicles of Christian...

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January 26, 2023 46 mins

Today I chat with Dr. Christian Cooijmans, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Liverpool and author of Monarchs and Hydrarchs: The Conceptual Development of Viking Activity across the Frankish Realm (c. 750–940)

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Monarchs and Hydrarchs

''Down by the River: Exploring the Logistics of Viking Encampment across Atlantic Europe''

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October 14, 2022 44 mins

Today I chat with Dr. Leszek Gardeła, a Researcher at the National Museum of Denmark and author of multiple books on the Viking Age.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Women and Weapons in the Viking World: Amazons of the North

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September 29, 2022 47 mins

Today I chat with Dr. Tom Shippey, a renowned British scholar and leading academic on the works of J.R.R. Tolkein.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Beowulf and the North Before the Vikings

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

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September 23, 2022 42 mins

Today I chat with Dr. Terry Gunnell, Professor of Folkloristics at the University of Iceland.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

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The Prose Edda

The Poetic Edda

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

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September 16, 2022 26 mins

Today I chat with Don Hollway, a historian, illustrator, historical re-enactor, and classical rapier fencer. Don is the author of The Last Viking: The True Story of King Harald Hardrada.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The Last Viking: The True Story of King Harald Hardrada

Don Hollway's Website

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September 9, 2022 45 mins

Today I chat with Dr. Gísli Sigurðsson, Research Professor, and Head of the Folklore Department at the Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland.

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The Prose Edda

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

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Today I chat with Dr. Torfi Tulinius, Professor of Medieval Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland, about Eyrbyggja Saga.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

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Eyrbyggja Saga

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

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Today I speak with Dr. Jackson Crawford about two sagas of mythical heroes.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Two Sagas of Mythical Heroes: Hervor and Heidrek and Hrólf Kraki and His Champions

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Today I speak with Nancy Marie Brown about the hidden history of Viking warrior women.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The Real Valkyrie: The Hidden History of Viking Warrior Women

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Today I speak with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson about witchcraft and the Christianization of medieval Scandinavia.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The Troll Inside You: Paranormal Activity in the Medieval North

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Today I speak with Martyn Whittock about Norse myths and legends.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Tales of Valhalla: Norse Myths and Legends

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May 24, 2021 12 mins

I'm pleased to introduce a new history podcast for children called Bedtime History.

Check out the Bedtime History podcast here (http://bedtimehistorystories.com/viking-podcast).

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Music: Danheim – Folkvangr

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Today I chat with Dr. Raffaele D’Amato about the Varangian Guard.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The Varangian Guard 988-1453

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Today I chat with Dr. Else Roesdahl about the Scandinavian king, Harald Bluetooth.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The Vikings: Third Edition

''Valhalla: How Viking Belief in a Glorious Afterlife Empowered Warriors''

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Today I chat with Dr. Ann Christys about a long-forgotten war between Vikings and Muslims.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Vikings in the South: Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

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Today I chat with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson about ghosts, zombies, and trolls during the Viking Age.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The Troll Inside You: Paranormal Activity in the Medieval North

Interview with Ármann about Tolkien's Old Norse Influences

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October 5, 2020 31 mins

Today I discuss Viking battle tactics with Kim Hjardar.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Podcorn

Vikings at War

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September 28, 2020 35 mins

Today I discuss Viking DNA with Dr. Søren Sindbæk.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Viking Archeology YouTube Channel

Northern Emporium Facebook Page

The Viking Genetics Study

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