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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.


Closing Music:

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


Background fire ambience by inchadney from


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':

'The Sandman' (, based on the comic book series of the same name by Neil Gaiman:

Oneiromancy - divination through dreams:


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

'Blackadder III', episode 'Sense and Senility' (BBC 1987):

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

Laxdaela Saga - English translation as 'The Laxdale Saga':

Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu - English translation as 'The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Rafn the Skald':

Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dream - The Holy Bible - the Book of Genesis, Chapter 41: [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):

The Jomsviking or the 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):

"Don't worry about the vase" - Neo meets the Oracle, in 'The Matrix' (1999):

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




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