Your brave hosts Dr. Richard Scott Nokes and his Top Minion, Nina MacNamara, seek knowledge, adventure, and fun as they tackle everyone's least favorite college subject but everyone's favorite period in movies: the dark ages! They'll go on treasure hunts, talk the Black Death, and slay a few monsters (and their mothers) on their way. Get ready to have fun and learn something at the same time!
Pop Medieval Episode 53: It Doesn’t Get More Sophisticated Than This, Folks
They did it. They actually did it. Doc and Nina shoot the...well, you know. Warning: this episode might be the most disgusting yet.
Topics covered: where to find the best medieval human excrement, the Lloyd's Bank coprolite and how to value poop, "the Poopsmith," the Erfurt Latrine Disaster 1184, and why it's important to keep buildings up to code.
“How to Go to the Toilet, Medieval Style” https://www.medievalists.net/2021/11/toilet-medieval/
The Medieval Grad Podcast: https://www.medievalists.net/2021/07/introducing-the-medieval-grad-podcast/
Pop Medieval Episode 52: T’was Blind, But Now Doc Sees
Doc and Nina started this season...and then stopped suddenly! What happened? Well, Doc went blind for a little while and it impeded the podcast! And in Pop Medieval fashion, they turn this into a podcast episode.
Topics covered: chest day, eyeball jelly, leech books, disability studies, medieval eye recipes, John the Blind of Bohemia, the punishment for lousy leechcraft
John the Blind, King of Bohemia (1296-1346) (https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/john-bohemia-0013170)
Steve Pollington’s Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plantlore and Healing (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/809699.Leechcraft)
Michael Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English (https://books2read.com/Drout-Old-English)
Nokes’ BBC Future article on Swordfighting https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20221124-the-lost-medieval-sword-fighting-tricks-no-one-can-decode
Nokes’ upcoming book: Beowulf in Comic Books and Graphic Novels - coming in early 2023
Nina’s upcoming novel: This is What You Wanted - coming in early 2023
Pop Medieval Episode 51: Say The Line, Gandalf!
Here it is, Pop Medievalists -- the episode that was supposed to drop months ago before Mt Doom exploded on Doc and Nina. What does that mean? They'll explain in the next episode! Anyway, here, they watch the season finale of The Rings of Power and offer their live commentary. Engineer Mike makes a rare audio appearance for you Engineer Mike stans.
We'll be back soon! Until then, see hwaet's Poppin on our Discord server: https://discord.gg/VaF2sZdeGk
Pop Medieval Ep 50: Not a Ring In Sight
Pop Medieval is back for Season 4! Doc and Nina discuss the most expensive television show ever, "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power." Their mutual consensus: negative, to varying degrees. Why does this show "insist upon itself?"
Topics include: Nina's GED in Lotrology, David Bowie's codpiece, elven swimming abilities, how to time soap opera pacing, Thomas Kinkade, the demon children of elf heaven, Spirit Halloween Numinorians, and how any show -- regardless of the subject matter -- can be improved with dinosaurs.
On Fairy-Stories (https://vdocuments.net/jrr-tolkien-on-fairy-stories.html?page=1)
See the extended cuts of --
The Fellowship of the Rings (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737/)
The Two Towers (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167261/)
The Return of the King (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167260/)
See hwaet's Poppin' on our Discord server: https://discord.gg/VaF2sZdeGk
Pop Medieval Minisode 5: Nina Explains the Rings
Doc and Nina are getting ready to kick off season 4 of Pop Medieval! But first, a minisode! Pulled from an outtake from season 3, Nina attempts to recall the events of the "Lord of the Rings" as a non-LotR geek, from memory. Can she recall all the plot points? (She! Does not! Pass!)
Mild salty language warning.
Pop Medieval Ep 49: Final Exam
It's the season 3 finale! Time for your final exam! Have you been paying attention all year, or have you been idly listening on your morning commute? Featuring a Pop Medieval correction and retraction!
After your exam, be sure to check out Doc and Nina's summer reading program:
"Icarus", "A Bitter Spring" by Nina MacNamara (https://ninamacnamara.com/)
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine (https://www.amazon.com/Memory-Called-Empire-Arkady-Martine-ebook/dp/B07C7BCB88)
"Watch of Traxis" (https://books2read.com/watch-of-traxis), "From A to Zombie" (https://books2read.com/u/b5QrLl) by Professor Awesome
"Alfgar’s Stories from Beowulf" by Edward Risden (https://witanpublishing.com/2020/09/07/alfgars-stories-from-beowulf/)
Wæs Þu hæl for the summer, everyone! But we'll be on Discord if you miss us. Join us at: https://discord.gg/VaF2sZdeGk
It’s not bad!
I found lots of info about Medieval curse words on this podcast! And how to heal myself using 12th century herbal cures.