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In this podcast Dr Mathias Nordvig (Nordic Studies Professor at University Colorado Boulder) and Daniel Farrand (Co-owner of Horns of Odin) sit down and discuss various topics from the Viking Age and Norse Mythology.

Nordic Mythology Podcast Mathias Nordvig and Daniel Farrand

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    • 4.8 • 74 Ratings

In this podcast Dr Mathias Nordvig (Nordic Studies Professor at University Colorado Boulder) and Daniel Farrand (Co-owner of Horns of Odin) sit down and discuss various topics from the Viking Age and Norse Mythology.

    Ep 124 - Thiazi’s Feast with Alex Feher and Jonas Lorentzen

    Ep 124 - Thiazi’s Feast with Alex Feher and Jonas Lorentzen

    This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Alex Feher, one of the creators and organizers of Fire in the Mountains. Fire in the Mountains is a celebratory event with music, art, camping, adventuring, education, socializing, and local food. It's also happening this month July 22-24! Together with the boys Alex will be talking through all the festival's unique offerings, including meditating with metal music, a feast prepared by our frequent guest Jonas Lorentzen, and a presentation by our very own Mathias Nordvig; also grizzly bear education, it's complicated.
    If you would like to learn more about Fire in the Mountain or purchase tickets to the event you can find everything you need at:  Fitmfest.com

    check us out on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/nordicmythologypodcast
    And if you like what we do, and would like to be in the audience for live streams of new episodes to ask questions please consider supporting us on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/NordicMythologyPodcast
    To check out Dan's company, Horns of Odin, and their wide range of handmade items inspired by Nordic Mythology and the Viking Age. Visit: www.hornsofodin.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep 123 - Revolution in the Viking Age

    Ep 123 - Revolution in the Viking Age

    It's the 4th of July in the United States this week so Daniel  and  Mathias thought it would be fun to talk about viking age revolutions, so bust out ye Olde Les Misérables lyric book and strap in. Whether it be women smashing their looms to start a revolt, or locals sacrificing their king to regain the favor of the gods, you had better believe we're going to talk about it. There is also quite a bit of talk about the current political situation in the United States, particularly having to do with the recent decision by the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, so if that's too heavy for you at the minute feel free to skip this one, we understand.
    check us out on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/nordicmythologypodcast
    And if you like what we do, and would like to be in the audience for live streams of new episodes to ask questions please consider supporting us on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/NordicMythologyPodcast
    To check out Dan's company, Horns of Odin, and their wide range of handmade items inspired by Nordic Mythology and the Viking Age. Visit: www.hornsofodin.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 122 - How Clean Were Vikings?

    Ep 122 - How Clean Were Vikings?

    Daniel is on the road traveling this week so it's just going to be him and  Mathias, no guest to speak of, also the sound quality might be a bit spotty so bear with us. Together they'll be sitting down to discuss the hot internest topic of viking cleanliness. Were Vikings notably more clean than people in the middle ages? There's only one way to find out and you better bet the answers will be complicated!
    check us out on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/nordicmythologypodcast
    And if you like what we do, and would like to be in the audience for live streams of new episodes to ask questions please consider supporting us on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/NordicMythologyPodcast
    To check out Dan's company, Horns of Odin, and their wide range of handmade items inspired by Nordic Mythology and the Viking Age. Visit: www.hornsofodin.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 121 - Being Uhtred of Bebbanburg with Alexander Dreymon

    Ep 121 - Being Uhtred of Bebbanburg with Alexander Dreymon

    This episode has taken almost 2 years to arrange, so we hope you really enjoy it. This week Mathias and Daniel are honored to be sitting down with Alexander Dreymon, aka Uhtred of Bebbanburg from the popular show The Last Kingdom! Together with the boys Alex will discuss how a lord with no lands might pay the men who fought for him in a pre-currency era, and there will also be a solid 20 minutes on coconut bikinis. Why? It's complicated.
    A special thanks to Alex for coming on the show, it was a real treat for us and the patrons!
    If you would like follow Alex on social media he can be found at: www.instagram.com/alexander.dreymon
    Also check us out on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/nordicmythologypodcast

    And if you like what we do, and would like to be in the audience for live streams of new episodes to ask questions please consider supporting us on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/NordicMythologyPodcast
    To check out Dan's company, Horns of Odin, and their wide range of handmade items inspired by Nordic Mythology and the Viking Age. Visit www.hornsofodin.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 120 - My Name is What? The Lesser Eddic Gods

    Ep 120 - My Name is What? The Lesser Eddic Gods

    It's a comedy of errors this week as, due to a last minute cancellation Mathias and Daniel are sitting down to discuss the lesser known member of the nordic pantheon from Snorri Sturluson's Edda. On top of that Mathias had to record this one from his campus office, so the sound quality might be a little shaky, please be kind.
    Nevertheless we persist! Topics this week include: What's the deal with Baldur? Was Bragi a real skaldic poet? And which god got a mention in the Edda just for being, "good at archery"? The answers will be complicated.
    check us out on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/nordicmythologypodcast
    And if you like what we do, and would like to be in the audience for live streams of new episodes to ask questions please consider supporting us on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/NordicMythologyPodcast
    To check out Dan's company, Horns of Odin, and their wide range of handmade items inspired by Nordic Mythology and the Viking Age. Visit: www.hornsofodin.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 119 - Kalandra, Beautiful Music with Katrine Stenbekk

    Ep 119 - Kalandra, Beautiful Music with Katrine Stenbekk

    This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Katrine Stenbekk, the amazingly talented Norwegian songwriter and vocalist. Katrine is sitting down with the boys to discuss her journey in music, and her most recent activity with her band Kalandra, as well as her experiences as a backing vocalist with Wardruna. Other topics include: the challenges of following your passion as a career, why the Midgard Serpent might be a metaphor for drowning, and the infamous coconut biki... It's complicated.

    You should absolutely check out Katrina's music at:  soundcloud.com/katrinestenbekk/sets/kalandra-songs

    And all of her social media and news about future collaborations can be found at: www.katrinestenbekk.com
    check us out on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/nordicmythologypodcast
    And if you like what we do, and would like to be in the audience for live streams of new episodes to ask questions please consider supporting us on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/NordicMythologyPodcast
    To check out Dan's company, Horns of Odin, and their wide range of handmade items inspired by Nordic Mythology and the Viking Age. Visit: www.hornsofodin.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

neminem5 ,

Excellent!

This is a wonderful podcast. Get an enthusiastic amateur & an expert on mythology together to discuss a very specific but popular mythology & culture.
Dan is the amateur who is the foil to Mathias’s background as a scholar in the subject. What is clear is that both have a huge love for the topic & that comes out in every discussion. It’s also great that Dan, who does not have the literary or historical background is always happy to ask the questions that we all, as laymen, want to ask. He is the Candide of the podcast.
It brings in a wide variety of guests which expands the remit to include art, music, wrestling and anything else. Importantly it does not fail to address modern myths about the subject while taking a firm stance against the bigotry that some on the the far right wish to attach to Nordic traditions.

jason the cyclist ,

Good knowledge & funny guys

What a great podcast full of interesting people on the show always funny listen to your show every week without fail will get on Patreon to get extra bits to the show soon

columnbae ,

Talk around the subject

Listening to the locked hair episode and you guys reeeeaaaaallllyyyy need to get to the point sometimes , you talk around everything and never finish your tangents it’s frustrating

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