50 episodes

Survive the Jive podcast is about history and ancient religions and folklore. Hosted by historian Thomas Rowsell who is also a documentary film maker, this podcast focuses mainly on Indo-European cultures and most specifically on Germanic/Norse paganism. The podcast takes a holistic approach to programming that informs, educates and improves us. It sometimes covers scientific topics but is mainly concerned with pre-Christian religions of Europe. Sometimes the podcasts are based on videos from the YouTube channel, other times they are exclusive. Guests can include historians, scientists, musicians and religious leaders.

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Survive the Jive podcast is about history and ancient religions and folklore. Hosted by historian Thomas Rowsell who is also a documentary film maker, this podcast focuses mainly on Indo-European cultures and most specifically on Germanic/Norse paganism. The podcast takes a holistic approach to programming that informs, educates and improves us. It sometimes covers scientific topics but is mainly concerned with pre-Christian religions of Europe. Sometimes the podcasts are based on videos from the YouTube channel, other times they are exclusive. Guests can include historians, scientists, musicians and religious leaders.

    The Anglo-Saxons and English Identity

    The Anglo-Saxons and English Identity

    I delivered a speech to the Traditional Britain Group for their Christmas social on the topic of how the Anglo-Saxons have informed English and by extension British and American identity over the centuries.

    • 34 min
    Shamanism: The Prehistoric Siberian Religion

    Shamanism: The Prehistoric Siberian Religion

    In this episode of the Jive Book Review we will look at The Shaman: Patterns of Siberian and Ojibway Healing by John A. Grim. He describes the common features of the figure known as "the shaman" by anthropologists which is found mainly in cultures of Siberian origin: with his focus being mainly on the Yakut of Siberia and the Ojibwe Indians aka Chippewa, or Saulteaux Anishinaabe people of southern Canada and the northern Midwestern USA. I attempt to compare the features of the shaman and of shamanic religious practices to Indo-European religious customs, particularly in Nordic Germanic religion.

    This podcast depends on your support:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/survivethejive
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    Theme song by Wolcensmen. Ending music by Altyn Tuu.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ancient Indo-European Cannabis Rituals

    Ancient Indo-European Cannabis Rituals

    Cannabis sativa has been cultivated by humans for thousands of years both as a narcotic and also for making hemp fabrics. Brand new genetic and archaeological evidence places the original domestication event in China, but indicates that the plant was mainly spread by Indo-European peoples such as the Yamnaya and the Scythians. Cannabis was used in the funerary and religious rites in many pagan religions as well as in ancient Jewish rites in Israel.

    I was aided in research for this video by Chris Bennett of cannabisculture.com
    See this blog post for a full list of sources I used: https://survivethejive.blogspot.com/2021/10/the-ancient-indo-european-cannabis-cult.html

    • 36 min
    Bohemian Corded Ware Rhapsody

    Bohemian Corded Ware Rhapsody

    A new paper reveals a series of population replacements in Neolithic and Bronze Age Bohemia which are likely indicative of wider population replacements across Europe. Some of the samples from the paper are special and there is a lot to consider. It seems scientists are gradually more willing to admit that population replacements occurred a lot in history and were likely driven by violent male invaders from the Funnelbeakers to the Corded Ware and finally the Proto-Celtic Únětice.

    https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/35/eabi6941

    This podcast depends on your support:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/survivethejive
    All Links: https://linktr.ee/SurvivetheJive

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Zucked: STJ banned from Facebook

    Zucked: STJ banned from Facebook

    I have been banned from Facebook without warning, reason or recourse. Please tell facebook what you think of their decision to ban me.

    In this video I also discuss a recent paper using craniometry to measure the impact of the Anglo-Saxon invasion. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0252477

    I also answer live questions from the audience.

    Outro Cú Chulainn's Sleep by Lorcan Mac Mathuna

    • 58 min
    DNA news: Ancient Greek, Italian and Gothic origins revealed!

    DNA news: Ancient Greek, Italian and Gothic origins revealed!

    I discuss some of the recent findings in archaeogenetics and archaeology, mainly the two DNA papers regarding Indo-European invasions of Greece and Italy. The source of Indo-European languages in each turns out to be the Catacomb culture and the Bell Beaker culture respectively. I also debunk the claim that Goths were not originally from Sweden using the latest DNA evidence.

    Sources:

    Clemente et al, The genomic history of the Aegean palatial civilizations, (2021).

    Saute et al, Ancient genomes reveal structural shifts after the arrival of Steppe-related ancestry in the Italian Peninsula (2021)

    This channel depends on your support:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/survivethejive
    All Links: https://linktr.ee/SurvivetheJive

    • 57 min

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Love this geezer! This is proper content for ancient history enthusiasts.

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Engaging listening

An academic, or is it academic exile, imaginatively and spiritually engaged with his subject & the lives of the people who generated its source material. I believe this is now considered a bad thing in academia.

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