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Norse by Northwest is a Viking History Podcast aimed at sharing all facets of the Viking age, from beginner level lessons to more academic discussion.
A podcast by a history nerd, for fellow history nerds.
Whether you're a Viking enthusiast just looking for new perspectives or just someone who wants to see how much of the Vikings TV program is based on fact, this is the podcast for you.
Listener questions, contributions and suggestions always welcome!

Norse by Northwest Aonghus ill-ulfr/Norse by Northwest: A Viking History Podcast

    • Samhälle och kultur

Norse by Northwest is a Viking History Podcast aimed at sharing all facets of the Viking age, from beginner level lessons to more academic discussion.
A podcast by a history nerd, for fellow history nerds.
Whether you're a Viking enthusiast just looking for new perspectives or just someone who wants to see how much of the Vikings TV program is based on fact, this is the podcast for you.
Listener questions, contributions and suggestions always welcome!

    Norse by Northwest – S01E11 – Viking Culture in the Modern World Part III – An interview with Author Seamus King.

    Norse by Northwest – S01E11 – Viking Culture in the Modern World Part III – An interview with Author Seamus King.

    Part III of a series of interviews discussing Viking influence in modern culture. Today I interview author and performer Seamus King. Seamus has for some years had a strong focus on the history of the Norse, specifically the Viking Age, and it has influenced his writing and performing a great deal. He has spent time on historical recreation, archaeological experimentation and, of course, his published writing. His works range from old school sword and sorcery reminiscent of Poul Anderson and Robin McKinley to the modern fantastical akin to Neil Gaiman and Marie Phillips. High court Norse style poetry and recitation are as much a part of his life and studies as are practicing with a sword or brewing Viking style beers using modern equipment.
    Find him on Facebook, read his Blog or buy some of his books on Amazon.

     
    The Podcast is now represented on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram as well as iTunes and can be found using the following links -
    Instagram - NorsebyNorthwestPodcastFacebook - Norse by Northwest PodcastTwitter - #NorseNorthwestiTunes - Norse by Northwest
     
    The podcast is graciously sponsored by The Froggy Viking.
    www.thefroggyviking.comwww.facebook.com/thefroggvikingwww.twitter.com/thefroggyvikingwww.instagram.com/thefroggyviking
     
    Intro and Outro music as always provided by the amazing Svanevit - www.svanevit.com, https://soundcloud.com/erik-ask-upmark/sets/svanevit
    As always, I welcome any questions or comments. You can email me via Aonghus@norsenorthwest.com or just go to the Website, www.norsenorthwest.com and I accept messages on Facebook and Twitter as well.

    • 54 min
    Norse by Northwest - S01E10 - Viking Culture in the Modern World Part II - An interview with Amy Graham; The Badass Valkyrie.

    Norse by Northwest - S01E10 - Viking Culture in the Modern World Part II - An interview with Amy Graham; The Badass Valkyrie.

    Part II of a series of interviews discussing Viking influence in modern culture.Today I interview Amy Graham, better known as The Badass Valkyrie.
    She is an extreme athlete with a penchant for stationary and bullet journalling who has won gold fighting for the US in live steel combat. In this interview we'll discuss the hard work that goes into becoming a live steel fighter, how Viking History has influenced and inspired her and how hard she has to work to be an extreme athlete even after weight loss surgery.
    Find her on her Facebook, her Instagram, her Twitter and her Youtube.

     
    The Podcast is now represented on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram as well as iTunes and can be found using the following links -
    Instagram - NorsebyNorthwestPodcastFacebook - Norse by Northwest PodcastTwitter - #NorseNorthwestiTunes - Norse by Northwest
     
    The podcast is graciously sponsored by The Froggy Viking.
    www.thefroggyviking.comwww.facebook.com/thefroggvikingwww.twitter.com/thefroggyvikingwww.instagram.com/thefroggyviking
     
    Intro and Outro music as always provided by the amazing Svanevit - www.svanevit.com, https://soundcloud.com/erik-ask-upmark/sets/svanevit
    As always, I welcome any questions or comments. You can email me via Aonghus@norsenorthwest.com or just go to the Website, www.norsenorthwest.com and I accept messages on Facebook and Twitter as well.

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    Norse by Northwest - S01E09 - Viking Culture in the Modern World Part I - an Interview with Ethereal Visions Publishing.

    Norse by Northwest - S01E09 - Viking Culture in the Modern World Part I - an Interview with Ethereal Visions Publishing.

     
     
     
     
    A slight departure from the normal podcast, this is the first in a series of interviews discussing Viking influence in modern culture.Today I interview Hope and Matt from Ethereal Visions Publishing about their Gjallarhorn project, a series of Viking themed playing cards.If you are interested in getting in on the kickstarter before it closes, head out to vikingcards.com and grab one of the amazingly customizable sets.
    Find Etheral Visions Publishing on their Facebook Page.
    The Podcast is now represented on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram as well as iTunes and can be found using the following links -
    Instagram - NorsebyNorthwestPodcastFacebook - Norse by Northwest PodcastTwitter - #NorseNorthwestiTunes - Norse by Northwest
     
    The podcast is graciously sponsored by The Froggy Viking.
    www.thefroggyviking.comwww.facebook.com/thefroggvikingwww.twitter.com/thefroggyvikingwww.instagram.com/thefroggyviking
     
    Intro and Outro music as always provided by the amazing Svanevit - www.svanevit.com, https://soundcloud.com/erik-ask-upmark/sets/svanevit
    As always, I welcome any questions or comments. You can email me via Aonghus@norsenorthwest.com or just go to the Website, www.norsenorthwest.com and I accept messages on Facebook and Twitter as well.
     
     
    As promised, here is a bit of a write up explaining how I made my Viking Ale with sources for future study if you're interested.
     
    Having made a few different types of Viking ale using completely modern methods, I wanted to produce a Viking age brew from the ground up as much as possible.This was going to mean using period appropriate ingredients as well as building the equipment and making period tools to build the equipment with. So what ingredients and equipment would I need?
    Despite solid evidence of brewing by the Norse people in period and references within the Sagas and such, we know more about it as an end product and not much about the process. So at this point we are kind of forced to make some educated guesses. Microbiology has been used to examine casks and other containers found at various digs so we know what ingredients were being put into some brews, but not the quantities or the methods.  For example, we know that the Norse were brewing with more than one grain and often many of them at the same time.  We know that they did have access to hops for bittering but that wasn’t the only thing they used. 
    I decided to go with a slightly higher alcohol dark ale bittered with Juniper.  My ingredients were:
    Bere, a barley cultivar thought to be incredibly close to the barley that the Vikings used.
     Very old Finnish Sahti yeast. I got this from a commercial Sahti brewery and it was the oldest Scandinavian yeast variety I could get my hands on. I got some dried about a year ago and have reused the yeast cake over and over to make my own ‘House’ yeast the way the Norse peoples likely would have. (I now have some very old Norwegian Kveik yeast that I'll be using in future to see how it differs.)
    Local river water. Not the same profile as Hebridean or Scandinavian waters, but I wanted to keep things simple and also realistic. Use what you have and all that.
    Juniper branches with berries still on.
    The method was going to be slightly more complicated. We don’t know for sure how they were brewing even though we do know that there was a large change between Pre-Medieval Brewing and Late-Medieval brewing. At least at the time of the Hymn to Ninkasi they were creating loaves with their grains, baking them to save them and then using the entire loaf to create a mash. But by the Late-Medieval period our sources from monasteries and such indicate they were using the malted grains loose rather than in a loaf.We do see some early Irish annals describing loaves being made for brewing, but the little information we have on Viking age imports seems to imply that gr

    • 54 min
    Norse by Northwest - S01E08 - Norse Storytelling and Poetry - The Sagas.

    Norse by Northwest - S01E08 - Norse Storytelling and Poetry - The Sagas.

    Norse Storytelling and Poetry - In this episode I'll try to go into some detail on the Sagas and the history and culture of Norse Storytelling and poetry as well as what brought about the Icelandic Sagas.
    The Podcast is now represented on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram as well as iTunes and can be found using the following links -
    Instagram - NorsebyNorthwestPodcastFacebook - Norse by Northwest PodcastTwitter - #NorseNorthwestiTunes - Norse by Northwest
     
    The podcast is graciously sponsored by The Froggy Viking.
    www.thefroggyviking.comwww.facebook.com/thefroggvikingwww.twitter.com/thefroggyvikingwww.instagram.com/thefroggyviking
     
    Intro and Outro music as always provided by the amazing Svanevit - www.svanevit.com, https://soundcloud.com/erik-ask-upmark/sets/svanevit
    As always, I welcome any questions or comments. You can email me via Aonghus@norsenorthwest.com or just go to the Website, www.norsenorthwest.com and I accept messages on Facebook and Twitter as well.
     
    Go to the Northwest Vikingfest! You know you want to!
    Interested in being a vendor or demonstrator there? Click here!
    Poetry written by Seamus King. You can find him and his books through his Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SeamustheKing/ 
    I always recommend further reading, so here are a few links for you to peruse on the subject of Norse Storytelling and Poetry.
     
     
    Aberdeen University's Skaldic Project.
     
    The Icelandic Saga Database.
     
    The Structures of dróttkvætt.
     
    Explanations on Skaldic Metres.
     
     

    • 53 min
    Norse by Northwest - S01E07 - The Vikings in Scotland.

    Norse by Northwest - S01E07 - The Vikings in Scotland.

    UPDATED with full file. Unfortunately the file was clipped while originally uploading. This issue should be corrected, now.
    The Vikings in Scotland - In this episode I'll try to breakdown where and when the Vikings arrived in Scotland and the impact they had. Pictures, lyrics and links at the bottom of the page.The Podcast is now represented on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram as well as iTunes and can be found using the following links -
    Instagram - NorsebyNorthwestPodcastFacebook - Norse by Northwest PodcastTwitter - #NorseNorthwestiTunes - Norse by Northwest
     
    The podcast is graciously sponsored by The Froggy Viking.
    www.thefroggyviking.comwww.facebook.com/thefroggvikingwww.twitter.com/thefroggyvikingwww.instagram.com/thefroggyviking
     
    Intro and Outro music as always provided by the amazing Svanevit - www.svanevit.com, https://soundcloud.com/erik-ask-upmark/sets/svanevit
    As always, I welcome any questions or comments. You can email me via Aonghus@norsenorthwest.com or just go to the Website, www.norsenorthwest.com and I accept messages on Facebook and Twitter as well.
     
     
    Some Pictish artwork in its own specific style. Note the Boar which is often passed of as a Viking Boar.
    And some Viking Artwork.
     
    The Unst Boat song in Norn
    Starka virna vestilieObadee-a, obadee-a Starka virna vestilie Obadee-a monye
    Stala, stoita, stonga, raeraWhit says du, da bunshka baera Whit says du, da bunshka baera A litera mae vee drengie
    Saina papa waraObadee-a, obadee-aSaina papa waraObadee-a monye
     
    Rough English Translation:
    Strong wind comes from the wester Trouble weather, Trouble weather Strong wind comes from the westerTrouble Weather for men.
    Stow the shrouds, the yards and sails The ship will ride the gales The ship will ride the gales Give your all boys.
    Bless our fathersIn Trouble weather, trouble weatherBless our fathers Trouble weather for men.
     
    I always recommend further reading, so here are a few links for you to peruse on the subject of The Vikings in Scotland.
    A discussion on Scotland often being missing from early medieival studies.
    Strathclyde and the Anglo-Saxons in the Viking Age - Tim Clarkson
    Caithness in the viking Age
    An article on the Viking Hebrides
    Egilssaga
    The Viking Achievement: The Society and Culture of Early Medieval Scandinavia - Peter Foote
    Early sources of Scottish history, A.D. 500 to 1286 - Alan Orr Anderson
     
    Scandinavian Scotland (Scotland in the Early Middle Ages, 2) - Barbara Crawford
    Orkneyingasaga
     
    Scotland and Scandinavia 800-1800 - Grant G. Simpson
    An etymological dictionary of the Norn language in Shetland - Jakob Jakobsen
     
    Across the Waters - Fridarey CD
     
    The Folk songs of Britain - John Stickle CD

    • 57 min
    Norse by Northwest - Mini episode - The history of the Drinking Horn.

    Norse by Northwest - Mini episode - The history of the Drinking Horn.

    The history of the Drinking Horn and an introduction to our sponsor - Drinking horns are heavily associated with Vikings in the modern world and often used at Viking re-enactments and also religious events.In this mini episode I'll attempt to explain how much the Norse people used drinking horns and how were they used.
     
    I'm also introducing you to our new sponsor, The Friggy Viking.
    www.thefroggyviking.comwww.facebook.com/thefroggvikingwww.twitter.com/thefroggyvikingwww.instagram.com/thefroggyviking
    The Podcast is now represented on Facebook and Twitter as well as iTunes and can be found using the following links -Facebook - Norse by Northwest PodcastTwitter - #NorseNorthwestiTunes - Norse by Northwest 
    Intro and Outro music as always provided by the amazing Svanevit - www.svanevit.com, https://soundcloud.com/erik-ask-upmark/sets/svanevit
    As always, I welcome any questions or comments. You can email me via Aonghus@norsenorthwest.com or just go to the Website, www.norsenorthwest.com and I accept messages on Facebook and Twitter as well.
    I always reccomend further reading, so here are a few links for you to peruse on the subject of Viking Drinking Horns.
    A Second Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Food and Drink: Production and Distribution.
    Germanic glass drinking horns, Journal of Glass Studies.
    Lady with a Mead Cup: Ritual, prophecy and lordship in the European warband from La Tene to the Viking Age.

    • 38 min

Kundrecensioner

Virgil Solozzo ,

One of the best history podcasts I've come across

Very detailed and accurate. Amazing source of knowledge.

Olle from Sweden ,

Incredibly informative Viking podcast!

This podcast is simply splendid. Every single episode feels well researched, and then some. Just the fact that references are not just shoved in here and there to make arguments legitimate, but instead, they’re used with great care and nuance in such a way that the listener not only is informed but also educated and entertained at the same time.

If anything, the author’s accent is quite thick, and as such, but the fact that you really have to pay attention to what is said in order to understand it fully just adds to the experience, since it forces you to be mindful of what is said, and how.

All in all, a great podcast, and I gladly recommend anyone interested in history or Vikings to give it a listen!

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