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 106 One Day I’ll Fylgjur way

 

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

 

 

“Anyhoo” Cyberpunk 2077 https://www.cyberpunk.net/gb/en/

 

Brazil Nuts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_nut

 

“A whole thing of tic tacs” paraphrased from The Golden Child (1986) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091129/

 

“One Day I’ll Fly Away” From Moulin Rouge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N7VK7vHwnw

 

‘Land on it’ sit on it.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEs8rK5Cqt8

 

Blackadder III Ink and Incapability: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0526724/

 

The Golden Compass (2007) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385752/

 

The Grim – the Black Dog portent https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_grim

 

Njal’s Saga https://archive.org/stream/storyofburntnjal00lond/storyofburntnjal00lond_djvu.txt

 

Fetch, Familiar and Fylgjur: https://exemplore.com/magic/Understanding-the-Fylgjur

 

Egil’s Saga https://sagadb.org/egils_saga.en

 

Benty Grange helmet http://collections.museums-sheffield.org.uk/view/objects/asitem/342/38/collections-asc?t:state:flow=bc46ee28-753c-400e-b42c-40df1fecb398

 

The Tao https://personaltao.com/taoism/taoism-101/

 

Those little biscuits with the icing on: https://mcvities.co.uk/products/gems

 

How to find us online

 

Episode 105 A Seat at Eir’s Hearth

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

 

"Serenity" (2005) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379786

"The Two Ronnies" - would usually end with a (comedic) song and dance routine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Ronnies

"Don't run! We are your friends!" - from "Mars Attacks!" (1996) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116996

"They drew their plans against us" - from "War of the Worlds", by HG Wells

Frithcast Episode 71: The One With Boopbeak In - https://gythainjeans.podbean.com/e/frithcast-episode-71-storytime-the-one-with-boopbeak-in/

Svipdagsmäl (The Ballad of Svipdag) - https://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/poe16.htm

Gylfaginning; Chapter 35: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Prose_Edda/Gylfaginning

Skáldskaparmal - https://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/pre/pre05.htm (via Sacred Texts - translation not known)

"It depends on who's looking" - from The Mothman Prophecies (2002): https://youtu.be/INtbv3cd1BA

Red Dwarf: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094535/

Blackadder: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084988/

Drop the Dead Donkey: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098781/

NHS List of Mental Health apps: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/

Sound generator apps include:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ambientmixerfree

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.metapps.naturesounds

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.mm.android.ambience

How to find us online

Episode 104 Reciprocity and Gift Giving

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

 

"Cat rings bell; we eat food" - Eddie Izzard: "Pavlov's Cats"; from Definite Article show: https://youtu.be/lf9Jy9JQgnY

"Stop spelling 'necessary'" - In fact. Mistress Garlick was asked how to stop spelling "recommendation": Terry Pratchett; "Guards! Guards!"

Lex Talionis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_for_an_eye

"Air from my lungs": Doctor Who; "The End of the World" - https://youtu.be/Wm0hG_LjR_Q

Pax Deorum (the Peace of the Gods): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_ancient_Roman_religion#pax_deorum

"I bet my shinies will tempt you!" - NPC vendor dialogue from Everquest II (also in our Episode 68)

The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings; JRR Tolkien

If you want to look closer at gift giving: https://skemman.is/bitstream/1946/17904/1/THESIS%20Csete%20Katona%20Final.pdf

https://www.ssns.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Hall_2012_Vol_43_pp_14_25.pdf

https://www.ssns.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Durrenberger_1982_Vol_19_pp_23_37.pdf

https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=tdr

 

How to find us online

Episode 103 Rune Spotlight Isa

 

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

 

Agents of SHIELD : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2364582/

Murder Hornets : "Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self" - Parts 1-4: https://youtu.be/Ms7capx4Cb8 (and three subsequent)

Ice Hotel in Sweden : https://www.icehotel.com/

The Ice Palace, at Jungfraujoch, "The Top of Europe" : https://www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe/

Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, 2010 : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_eruptions_of_Eyjafjallaj%C3%B6kull

It wasn't Granny! It was the Silver Horde - a band of elderly barbarians in "Interesting Times". Doing well this time, i'n'I? : https://discworld.com/products/books/interesting-times/

Jadis, the White Witch, Queen of Narnia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion,_the_Witch_and_the_Wardrobe

Mark Antony talks to Pompey and the Patricians - Rome (HBO), S1:E2 : https://youtu.be/Xd_kh3V1aTM

 

How to find us online

Episode 102 A Trip Around Jorvik II

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

 

Marcus Aurelius - Roman Emperor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Aurelius

Rodents Of Unusual Size (ROUSes): https://youtu.be/Nv9CkjkOyzo

Romanes Eunt Domus: https://youtu.be/IIAdHEwiAy8

"And slowly but surely..." - Eve of the War, from Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds" - https://youtu.be/Poii8JAbtng (The actual phrase is "slowly and surely".)

Martian Fighting Machines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_machine_(The_War_of_the_Worlds)

The Coppergate Helmet (also called the York Helmet): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppergate_Helmet and https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/collections/collections-highlights/the-york-helmet/

The Benty Grange Helmet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benty_Grange_helmet

The Sutton Hoo Helmet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutton_Hoo_helmet

The Sock: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/about/jorvik-artefact-gallery/sock/

Nålbinding (we don't pronounce it right, it seems...): https://spinoffmagazine.com/nalbinding-a-short-history-of-an-ancient-craft/

Lloyds Bank Coprolite: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/lloyds-bank-coprolite

 

How to find us online

Episode 101 A Trip Around Jorvik I

 

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

 

Ornithopters: In the real world, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithopter  and, in Dune specifically, https://dune.fandom.com/wiki/Ornithopter 
"Delicious Friends": A signature phrase used in the browser game Fallen London, by Failbetter Games, and its standalone spinoffs Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies. https://www.fallenlondon.com/ 

Mentour Pilot - The online persona of Swedish 737 pilot Petter Hörnfeldt, who creates YouTube videos exploring various aspects of commercial aviation for student pilots, aviation enthusiasts and nervous fliers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwpHKudUkP5tNgmMdexB3ow 

Jorvik Viking Festival - Held yearly (outwith global pandemics) by the Jorvik Viking Centre: https://jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk 

Modern York: https://www.visityork.org 

Jorvik Archaeological Dig at Coppergate (1976-1981): https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/about/jorvik-story/coppergate-dig/ 

Woodhenge - except I didn't mean Woodhenge; I meant Seahenge, also known as Holme I: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seahenge 

"This is the Way" - from "The Mandalorian": https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8111088/ 

York Archaeological Trust: https://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk 

Harris Matrix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_matrix 

Bone Skates: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/about/jorvik-artefact-gallery/  (scroll through artefacts list - you'll see 'em)

Cowrie shell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowrie 

Torksey pottery/Torksey ware: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/100398/5/Perry%20(in%20press).pdf  (PDF file, will need downloading to read)

Stick or long dice: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_dice 

Magnetometer/MAD - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetometer 

"Cow Tools" - Cartoon by Gary Larson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_Tools 

Joan of Arc - Sword in a Field: https://youtu.be/w47UQxld7LM  (Jeremy Irons wasn't in it, but John Malkovich was.)

York coin stamp: http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/partners/items/viking-coins 

 

How to find us online

As part of our celebrations for reaching our 100th episode, here's a final little extra for you, lovely listeners: 

 

Frithcast Extra – On Ilkley Moor

Things we talk about in this episode:

“These five pieces are worth...one quarter portion.” A line from the lovely Unkar Plutt, in The Force Awakens. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Unkar_Plutt

Grog: a mix of an alcoholic drink and water. There’s a neat little history here: https://vinepair.com/articles/the-definitive-history-of-grog/

Counties, Shires, Hundreds and Wappentakes – current and past names for administrative areas in the UK.

Yorkshire dialect –

Lass – a young girl/young woman. From Old Norse ‘lask’ meaning ‘unmarried’

Lek/ Lekkin – to play. From Old Norse ‘laik’ ‘to play’

The Danelaw – the majority of the North of England, based on the area under Danish/ Scandinavian rule in the Middle Ages, the basis of the cultural north/south divide in England. See here for a short histroy: http://legacy.ashmolean.org/anglosaxondiscovery/vikings/vikings-danelaw.html

Sunday cricket matches – often village teams playing in their own local leagues, but to give you a flavour of what it’s like, head here: https://cricketyorkshire.com/yorkshire-cricket-2018/

Last of the Summer Wine: TV series running from 1973 – 2010 about older people in a Yorkshire village. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069602/ and here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/lastofthesummerwine/ Filmed around Holmfirth and it’s surrounds.

Yorkshire coal mines- the coal mining industry was huge in the county of Yorkshire, providing jobs, and in some cases housing for the miners and their families. The industry was nationalised in 1946, and in 1984 the simmering resentment about rates of pay came to a head in a year long strike. Between 1985 and 2015 every pit was shut down, leading to a huge rise in unemployment and anger across the county. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/once-thriving-language-of-the-pits-being-revived-in-yorkshire-coal-mining-exhibition-1-7724590

Bendict Cumberbatch in Dr Strange: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Strange_(2016_film)

You can find lots of recordings of On Ilkla Moor, but Suzanne’s favourite is by the Macclesfield

Male Voice Choir in 2010. In a pub. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rjyo3UjGhY

How to find us online

Presenting our third gift on the occasion of our 100th episode of Frithcast, a repeating chant for Freya: a goddess with so many overlapping aspects, including sex, beauty, death, love and magic.  

Accompanying sound effects, as always sourced from Freesound under a creative commons licence. Kate and I hope you enjoy it.

Our second release on the occasion of our 100th episode of Frithcast:

 

Frithcast Extra: The Names of the Allfather (originally released in 2018)

Drum and chanting track: ‘Jagadamba – Shaman frame drum with Om chanting’ from Freesound.org

We had sudden want to create a piece, reciting the names of the Allfather over layers of Elder Futhark rune names and drums. As usual when you get a sudden instinct, it generally proves longer to actually do the thing than having the thought in the first place.

The names of the Allfather are many – this isn’t a definitive list, we may have unintentionally missed one or two. Generally the list comes from the Gylfanning, which lists about 200 names. You may know the Allfather as the Wanderer, First Husband of Frigg, One-Eyed or The Raven God, but he has many more titles and spheres of influence. You can find a listing of most of his names here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_names_of_Odin

We leave you with a quote from Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Kate and I hope you enjoy this.

“This is what they call me. I’m called Glad of War, Grim, Raider and Third. I am One-Eyed. I am called Highest and True Guesser. I am Grimnir and I am the Hooded One. I am Allfather, Gondlir Wand Bearer. I have as many names as there are winds, as many titles as there are ways to die.”

(American Gods, Neil Gaiman (2001) Ch6.)

 

PS We had a little help from the Thargoids… just sayin’ #cantstopthesignal

Episode 100: The Long One

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

 

We made it to episode 100! Woo! Time for celebratory cake :) Here’s an extra long episode for you, lovely listeners, with some favourite clips and memories from past episodes, some random side quests and a good dollop of the queer geek heathenry that you’ve come to know. We also talk a little bit about what topics we’re thinking of covering in the future, let us know if you’ve got any ideas :)

To say thank you for listening, and some of you have been sat with us around the virtual campfire for a very long time, this is the first part of our celebratory celebrations for today. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for a few more goodies from us through today, as a thank you for all our lovely listeners around Midgard :)

 

Suzanne and Kate

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