23 episodes

Modern Heathen Living. Recipes, helpful household hints, useful and sometimes not so useful facts, humor, and discussion of topics of concern to modern heathens. Look for our podcast in the Podcasts app or in the iTunes Store. Show notes for each episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. Please note that only discussion weeks may contain explicit content (swearing). And story episodes will NEVER contain explicit content. Each episode will be clearly marked with a warning if it does contain explicit content.

Across the Hedge Shawna Jones

    • Religion & Spirituality

Modern Heathen Living. Recipes, helpful household hints, useful and sometimes not so useful facts, humor, and discussion of topics of concern to modern heathens. Look for our podcast in the Podcasts app or in the iTunes Store. Show notes for each episode are on our website http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com. Please note that only discussion weeks may contain explicit content (swearing). And story episodes will NEVER contain explicit content. Each episode will be clearly marked with a warning if it does contain explicit content.

    Episode 23: Housewights

    Episode 23: Housewights

    This week we are talking about Housewights, and wights in general. We explore the linguistic roots of the words, and some history and traditions from various cultures, and a few taboos. The household hint is for blocking weeds, the herb section is about mid-winter edibles, wildcrafting, and plant allies, and the practical section is about navigating without a compass, or a watch. The recipe this week is for dry roasting ribs in your crock pot, along with a dry rub and homemade bbq sauce. This episode is 1 hour and 14 minutes long. For show notes and more go to our website: http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 22: Bandamana Saga

    Episode 22: Bandamana Saga

    This week we are taking an indepth look at one of the Icelandic Family Sagas, Bandamana Saga. This week covers chapters 1-4. The version we are reading is from 1891, translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon. The recipe this week is for cream cheese. This episode is 1 hour long. For show notes and more go to our website: http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com

    • 1 hr
    Episode 21: Yule Stories, Poems and Recipes

    Episode 21: Yule Stories, Poems and Recipes

    A Special Yule tide episode, full of stories and recipes for the holiday.The story of how Yule got its name, is called The First Song, and is a traditional story from Northern Europe. I've been telling this story to my children for many years, and have changed and added to it over time, as we do with all folk tales.

    The poem Welcome Yule is by Susan Cooper.

    A Visit to Mother Hulda was a story I originally found many years ago in Circle Round by Starhawk, Diane Baker and Anne Hill as "A Visit to Mother Winter." Over the years, I have changed and adapted the story to fit with our family practices and beliefs. The version told here is my own.

    Twas the Night before Yuletide is a poem that circulated the interwebs long ago in the time of BBSes. I have adapted the poem and retold it to my own family over the years.

    Lots of recipes this week; Snow Candy, Yule Porridge, Snow Ice Cream, Lussekatter (saffron buns), and Papparkakor (ginger snaps). These are all foods and fun things we do every Yuletide that have found their way into our practices for the 12 days of Yule.

    This episode is 50 minutes long. For show notes and more go to our website: http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com

    • 49 min
    Episode 20: The Singing Bone

    Episode 20: The Singing Bone

    This faery tale has been told again and again and has many variations the world over. I found versions from England, Turkey, Russian. Pakistan, Germany, and India, just to name a few. The version I am telling here is from the traditional English tale associated with Binnorie. You will probably recognize the elements of the story, as this version has been retold by Lorenna McKennit in her song The Bonny Swans, and by Omnia in their song Harp of Death. Our recipes this week are Uzvar, a cider fruit drink, and Kutia, a wheat and poppy seed dish. This episode is 32 minutes long. For show notes and more go to our website: http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com

    • 31 min
    Episode 19: Hedge Crossing

    Episode 19: Hedge Crossing

    This week I discuss just what is hedge crossing and hedge riding, and hopefully share some insight as to why I use this allusion repeatedly in the show. We've also got some new humor with Ask Auntie Ipswich, plus some of our regular spots. The household hint is about ditching the dryer sheets, and the practical section is about ghosting in urban survival. The recipe this week is homemade yogurt and a bonus holiday leftover casserole. This episode is 1 hour and 17 minutes long, and contains swearing. For show notes and more go to our website: http://www.AcrossTheHedge.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 18: UPG Attack and Defense

    Episode 18: UPG Attack and Defense

    A little mini-episode to tide you over until season 2 arrives. A bit about eclipse season, Shawnas rant on UPG, and a recipe for Filipino Adobo. This episode is 21 minutes long, and contains swearing.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

Gemini62167 ,

Down to Earth, Calming and Educational!

It is nice to have a Heathen/Pagan podcast that doesn't use fowl language constantly in an attempt to sound clever, funny or cool. This podcast is very educational and down to Earth. This is a podcast I really enjoy having on whether I am listening closely or while doing something else. Love this Podcast!

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