Inclusive Heathen podcast containing a healthy dose of geekery, a fair bit of cake and a hint of queer, by Suzanne Martin, the Gytha in Jeans, and a Coffee-Powered Druid called Kate Coldwind.

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Episode 138 Perchance to Dream

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Opening Poem: 'He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven'; W B Yeats (1899)

Sean Bean reads out the poem 'He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven' in an early scene of the 2002 dystopian action movie 'Equilibrium': https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238380/

'The Sandman' (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1751634/), based on the comic book series of the same name by Neil Gaiman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandman_(comic_book)

Oneiromancy - divination through dreams: https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=oneiromancy

Mistletoe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistletoe

Cartman has to finish 'Come Sail Away' by Styx - 'South Park', season 2; episode 'Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Sl*t': https://youtu.be/5Xm2ab3qfZY

'Blackadder III', episode 'Sense and Senility' (BBC 1987): https://youtu.be/h--HR7PWfp0

'To be, or not to be' - Soliloquy from 'Hamlet', Act 3, Scene 1. David Tennant performs an abbreviated version here: https://youtu.be/GD6vDLS_ZZQ

Laxdaela Saga - English translation as 'The Laxdale Saga': https://sagadb.org/laxdaela_saga.en

Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu - English translation as 'The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Rafn the Skald': https://sagadb.org/gunnlaugs_saga_ormstungu.en

Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dream - The Holy Bible - the Book of Genesis, Chapter 41: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2041&version=NASB [Pharaoh had the dream - Joseph interpreted it.]

The portentous dream the Prince Regent had in Blackadder III, episode 6 ('Duel and Duality') featured horses, not cows. Duncan's horses, specifically - as in King Duncan, from Macbeth. (And Kate reckons to be a Blackadder fan, honestly.) Anyway, the exchange is described here (couldn't find a clip): https://johnelliswords.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/blackadders-lost-jokes/

The Jomsviking or the Jomsborg Saga: https://www.jomsborg.co.uk/jomsborg-saga

The Mirror of Galadriel - scene from 'The Lord of the Rings' (Ralph Bakshi's animated version, 1978 - in Peter Jackson's 'Fellowship of the Ring' it's only Frodo that looks into the Mirror): https://youtu.be/jltwAEQ4kGg

"Don't worry about the vase" - Neo meets the Oracle, in 'The Matrix' (1999): https://youtu.be/eVF4kebiks4

If you want to head deeper into how dreams are treated in sagas:

Crocker https://www.jstor.org/stable/48617211

Watson https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/documents/innervate/16-17/13.-watson-l-q33227.pdf

 

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Episode 137 Ancestors of the Future

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Gary Larson - The Far Side: https://www.thefarside.com/ (The 'Cow Tools' cartoon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_Tools ) ('Punk Porcupines': https://www.pinterest.com/pin/211739619970431083/)

Trekkies: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Trekkie (Some fans prefer the term 'Trekker' for various reasons - you may hear either.)

Star Wars fan community: As a term for Star Wars fans, 'Warsies' has been used, mostly as a play on 'Trekkies', but its use was limited in a few forums and it never picked up much traction. 'Star Warrior' and 'Wannabe Jedi' also get mentioned but, again, don't seem to be in common circulation.

Whovian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_fandom

Awaken The North: https://awakenthenorth.org/

Artemis I Lunar Test Flight: https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1 (Looks like the next launch window is September 3, 2022; so Saturday, we think, not Friday as Kate said.)

Captain Proton, a fictitious character played by a fictitious character played by Robert Duncan McNeill in 'Star Trek: Voyager': https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Captain_Proton

Robert Duncan McNeill - actor and director; played Tom Paris in Star Trek: Voyager, who in turn, within the show, played Captain Proton: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000536/

PIIIIIIGS IIIIIIN SPAAAAAAACE!: https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Pigs_in_Space

I'd put a reference in here for 50 Shades of Grey and how it started out as Twilight fan-fic but we're rated Universal. PG at worst.

'Time' from the 2010 Christopher Nolan movie 'Inception'. The soundtrack was composed by Hans Zimmer. (And this track gives Kate the shivers, she doesn't mind admitting it.): https://youtu.be/c56t7upa8Bk

Lorentz transformation: This is a mathematical method for relating the comparative experiences or observations of two observers in separate space-time reference frames (say, someone standing on a planet and someone moving at high sub-light speed in a starship).

"A big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey... stuff." - From the Doctor Who episode 'Blink': https://youtu.be/cwdbLu_x0gY

"All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again." - Battlestar Galactica, the 2003 're-imagining', repeatedly uses this phrase as a quote from an in-universe holy scripture. It's also the first line spoken - fairly inexplicably, if you ask us - by the narrator in Disney's Peter Pan, but try as we might we can't find a decent clip of that.

The Bootstrap Paradox. Gonna go back to the Doctor again to explain this one: https://youtu.be/u4SEDzynMiQ

Despicable Me - Gru announces his (super)villainous plan: https://youtu.be/fdrR3NbPARs

"What we do in life echoes in eternity." From the 2000 movie 'Gladiator': https://youtu.be/UHLmKUoaxY0

"Shadows and dust." Also from 'Gladiator': https://youtu.be/5Z6EvBFblvg

On the reading-out of Shakespeare plays in class: it was actually the other way around than Kate said. It was Brutus talking to Cassius, not Cassius talking to Brutus.

"All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us." Spoken by Gandalf to Frodo in The Lord of the Rings: https://youtu.be/IrOqnZdvI6M?t=116

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Episode 136 -  Bits ‘o’ Coin: The Silverdale Hoard

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Oranges and Lemons nursery rhyme https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oranges_and_Lemons

‘The Bells of St John’ – Dr Who, series 7 https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/The_Bells_of_Saint_John_(TV_story)

Awaken the North: https://awakenthenorth.org/

Lord of the Rings, Battle of Helms Deep: opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXC-jJhFaUI

Loot box mechanics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S-DGTBZU14

Sue, the T Rex https://www.fieldmuseum.org/blog/sue-t-rex and her Twitter account: https://twitter.com/SUEtheTrex

Murderbirds: https://coelasquid.tumblr.com/post/111317780763/nebu-kuro

Smaug and his hoard in the Lonely Mountain: The Hobbit: https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Smaug

Half an onion in a bag: https://twitter.com/halfonioninabag

The Silver Horde: https://wiki.lspace.org/Silver_Horde

Treasure Trove Laws in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/treasure

Greek financial crisis: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/070115/understanding-downfall-greeces-economy.asp

Read more: https://lancashiremuseumsstories.wordpress.com/2021/09/10/the-silverdale-hoard-10-years-on-part-i-discovery/

The Hoard at Jorvik: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/whats-on/silverdale-hoard-exhibition/

 

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Episode 135 Storytime Some Like it Ott(er)

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Awaken the North https://awakenthenorth.org/

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern – two minor characters from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet https://nosweatshakespeare.com/characters/rosencrantz-guildenstern-hamlet/

Waiting for Svipdag – Parody of the play ‘Waiting for Godot’ https://www.bl.uk/20th-century-literature/articles/an-introduction-to-waiting-for-godot

‘Snows always melt’ Mark Anthony in Rome ‘How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd_kh3V1aTM

Shrek (2001) https://www.dreamworks.com/movies/shrek

“I like to think the world is safer now” Kormac, one of the three followers in Diablo III https://diablo.fandom.com/wiki/Kormac

City of Neriak, Everquest II https://eq2.fandom.com/wiki/Neriak,_City_of_Hate

Not That ring: https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/One_Ring

“I will fong you” Wat from ‘A Knights Tale’ (2001) (also with James Purefoy…) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183790/characters/nm0876138

“This bad boy can hold...” meme: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/slaps-roof-of-car

Shocko – elf from Disenchantment https://disenchantment.fandom.com/wiki/Shocko

Tim Burton – American filmmaker, with themes of gothic fantasy and horror https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000318/

Neil Gaiman UK author of books, short stories and series like Sandman, Watchmen and Neverwhere. https://www.neilgaiman.com/

“For hates sake” quote originally from Moby Dick, reused in Star Trek Wrath of Khan

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Episode 134  - The One with Other Peoples Homework

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Images from the James Webb Telescope Images: https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/index.html

SMACS 0723 Deep Field image showing gravitational lensing effect on distant galaxies: https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/assets/images/firstImages/image1-DeepField/STSCI-J-p22035a-4000px.jpg

"One hundred and EIGHTYYYYYY!" - Bullseye: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullseye_(British_game_show)

Not sure why we both say 'substraction' while we're talking about darts, but Kate definitely started it.

Awaken the North: https://awakenthenorth.org

Lidar in Archaeology: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/lasers-lidar-driving-revolution-archaeology (Site paywalled, but NatGeo allows 3 free article views/month)

"One world, one people" - slogan of the 'Flag Smashers', antagonist group in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier": https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Flag_Smashers

Diana L. Paxson, author and Steerswoman of The Troth: https://diana-paxson.com/

'The Way of Wyrd' by Brian Bates: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781800170/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_7EPVFYWDA9Z7TESEHE2C

Dinosaurs "Retro vs Modern" series by Nix Illustrations: https://nixillustration.com/category/theme-months/retro-vs-modern/

'Jurassic World': https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369610/

'The Viking Way: Magic and Mind in Late Iron Age Scandinavia', by Neil Price: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SC9S8GC/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_AE0WW6E3XPXHR6PS1K0S

Hyggnaþing Old Norse Studies Conference: https://hyggnathing.wordpress.com/

Norse in the North: https://norseinthenorth.wordpress.com/

[Kate says: Dammit, it wasn't Egon; it was Ray he was talking to. Call myself a geek, honestly...]

How to find us online

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Don’t Starve https://www.klei.com/games/dont-starve

The cave where you don’t need your weapons: Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

Awaken the North https://awakenthenorth.org/

Hotel California, song by The Eagles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVsbvFkhzY4

Hilberts Theory of the Grand Hotel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faQBrAQ87l4

Theological Seminary – here’s the one in Mirfield https://college.mirfield.org.uk/

Cold Comfort Farm (1995) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112701/

Hold the Door: Hodor from Game of Thrones

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Episode 132 Theological Cosmology and other words to win Scrabble with.

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129kuDCQtHs

Obi Wan Kenobi – Star Wars https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Obi-Wan_Kenobi

Awaken the North - https://awakenthenorth.org/

‘Take you on a Journey’ – Rocky Horror Picture Show https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073629/

Ultra terrestrial theory, see Vallee, Jaques: Passport to Magonia https://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-search/title/passport-to-magonia/author/vallee-jacques/

The Mothman Prophecies (2002) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265349/

“All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.” First line of Peter Pan, and also used in the remake of Battlestar Galactica

Belinda Carlisle - Heaven is a Place on Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2F4INQFjEI
Chris Rea – Road to Hell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUUdQfnshJ4

OPM - Heaven is a Halfpipe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCSJzw6QM_Q
Meatloaf - Heaven can Wait https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJKm0KxQ2L4
The number 40 in the Bible: https://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/40.html

The Ballad of Svipdag: Frithcast episode 71 https://gythainjeans.podbean.com/e/frithcast-episode-71-storytime-the-one-with-boopbeak-in/

Lucid dreaming: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323077

John Constantine https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360486/ (Keanu Reeves has also played characters called John Wick, Johnny Silverhand and Johnny Mnemonic…)

‘Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks’ - part of the moon runes on the Dwarven map in The Hobbit

Axis Mundi/ Irminsul https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irminsul

 

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Episode 131 – Reflections on Jorvik

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Star Wars (if you’ve not yet seen Clone Wars animated series, consider a watch. Just sayin’) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458290/

Awaken the North: https://awakenthenorth.org/

Jorvik Viking Centre: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/

Jorvik Viking Festival:https://jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/

History of York https://www.visityork.org/history-of-york

Coppergate Helmet: http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/anglo-saxon/the-york-helmet

York Minster: https://yorkminster.org/

Koln/ Cologne Cathedral: https://www.koelner-dom.de/en

How to find us online

 

Episode 130 Dress to Impress

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

ICAO pronunciations of numbers and the phonetic alphabet: https://skybrary.aero/articles/icao-phonetic-alphabet

Microsoft Flight Simulator - other simulators are available: https://www.flightsimulator.com/

"Thirteen!" It's a reference to the Thirteenth Legion - XIII Gemina - as featured in the HBO TV series 'Rome'. Disclaimer: to our knowledge neither Suzanne or Kate have served in the Roman Army, but we did like the show.

You can find Awaken The North at: https://awakenthenorth.org/

Slay and Not Play - a reference to RuPaul: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuPaul

Erik the Red, Chapter 4 (1880 Translation by J. Sephton): https://sagadb.org/eiriks_saga_rauda.en

Franks Casket: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1867-0120-1

Mercury: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(mythology)

Frithcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frithcastpod

 

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Episode 129 To Hel and Back

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Milton: Paradise Lost https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45718/paradise-lost-book-1-1674-version

Soliloquy from Hamlet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muLAzfQDS3M

‘Spoilers sweetie’ River Song in Dr Who https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/River_Song

Harvey ‘Two-Face’ Dent: https://batman.fandom.com/wiki/Two-Face

Garm from Guild Wars II https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Garm

Hilda Ellis – The Road to Hel – available online as a free PDF: http://www.germanicmythology.com/scholarship/road_to_hel.pdf

The changing concepts of Heaven and Hell in Christian Theology: https://factsanddetails.com/world/cat55/sub353/item1402.html

Bractates IK14 and IK24: Pesch, Alexandra (2002). "Frauen und Brakteaten - eine Skizze". In Rudolf Simek; Wilhelm Heizmann (eds.). Mythological Women. Vienna: Verlag Fassbaender. pp. 33–80. ISBN 3-900538-73-5.

Sutton Hoo Scepter https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1939-1010-160

Hela – Marvel supervillain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hela_(character)

Kill Bill https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266697/

Cat Rector: The Goddess of Nothing at All and Epilogue for Lost Gods: https://www.catrector.com/books

The end prayer is ‘A Traveller Approaches’ from Gods Own County Heathen Prayerbook by Dan Coultas and the Heathens of Yorkshire: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gods-Own-County-Heathen-Prayer-ebook/dp/B07YF1MTZW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

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