35 episodes

Kim Biddulph talks to archaeologists and authors about the real stories behind the fictional books with archaeology and history as a major component.

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    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

Kim Biddulph talks to archaeologists and authors about the real stories behind the fictional books with archaeology and history as a major component.

    Horror Part 3 - Ep 33

    Horror Part 3 - Ep 33

    The long arm of the prehistoric past reaches through the millennia to grab our attention, and, in this episode, to grab us by the throat. Yes, we're talking folk horror in this episode, and trying not to shiver as we discuss how the past intrudes in uncanny ways on the present in films, plays and books. We have a full cast of characters in this spine-tingler, including Dr Lauren McIntyre, Rebecca Lambert (or Lady Liminal), David Southwell of the Hookland Guide, Dr Simon Underwood and Drone Lord.

    Guest Socials

    * @noddinggoth [https://www.twitter.com/noddinggoth]
    * @ladyliminal1 [https://www.twitter.com/ladyliminal1]
    * @sunderdown [https://www.twitter.com/sunderdown]
    * @Drone_Lord [https://www.twitter.com/sunderdown]
    * @HooklandGuide [https://www.twitter.com/HooklandGuide]
    * @cultauthor [https://www.twitter.com/cultauthor]

    Contact

    * Twitter: @prehistpod [https://www.twitter.com/prehistpod]

    Affiliates

    * Wildnote [http://www.wildnoteapp.com/]
    * TeePublic [https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=5724&ref_type=aff]
    * Timeular [https://timeular.com/ref/chriswebster/]

    • 48 min
    Horror Part 2 - Ep 32

    Horror Part 2 - Ep 32

    The long arm of the prehistoric past reaches through the millennia to grab our attention, and, in this episode, to grab us by the throat. Yes, we're talking folk horror in this episode, and trying not to shiver as we discuss how the past intrudes in uncanny ways on the present in films, plays and books. We have a full cast of characters in this spine-tingler, including Dr Lauren McIntyre, Rebecca Lambert (or Lady Liminal), David Southwell of the Hookland Guide, Dr Simon Underwood and Drone Lord.

    Guest Socials

    * @noddinggoth [https://www.twitter.com/noddinggoth]
    * @ladyliminal1 [https://www.twitter.com/ladyliminal1]
    * @sunderdown [https://www.twitter.com/sunderdown]
    * @Drone_Lord [https://www.twitter.com/sunderdown]
    * @HooklandGuide [https://www.twitter.com/HooklandGuide]
    * @cultauthor [https://www.twitter.com/cultauthor]

    Contact

    * Twitter: @prehistpod [https://www.twitter.com/prehistpod]

    • 29 min
    Horror Part 1 - Ep 31

    Horror Part 1 - Ep 31

    The long arm of the prehistoric past reaches through the millennia to grab our attention, and, in this episode, to grab us by the throat. Yes, we're talking folk horror in this episode, and trying not to shiver as we discuss how the past intrudes in uncanny ways on the present in films, plays and books. We have a full cast of characters in this spine-tingler, including Dr Lauren McIntyre, Rebecca Lambert (or Lady Liminal), David Southwell of the Hookland Guide, Dr Simon Underwood and Drone Lord.

    Guest Socials

    * @noddinggoth [https://www.twitter.com/noddinggoth]
    * @ladyliminal1 [https://www.twitter.com/ladyliminal1]
    * @sunderdown [https://www.twitter.com/sunderdown]
    * @Drone_Lord [https://www.twitter.com/sunderdown]
    * @HooklandGuide [https://www.twitter.com/HooklandGuide]
    * @cultauthor [https://www.twitter.com/cultauthor]

    Contact

    * Twitter: @prehistpod [https://www.twitter.com/prehistpod]

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Christmas Books - Ep 30

    Christmas Books - Ep 30

    Join Kim as she talks to Professor Chris Gosden of Oxford University about the historical and prehistorical links to Christmas books we all know and, perhaps, love. We take in an ambitious collection of four books from Dickens' A Christmas Carol, to John Masefield's Box of Delights, Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising and Terry Pratchett's The Hogfather.

    Links

    * Chris Gosden's profile on the University of Oxford's website [https://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/people/professor-chris-gosden]
    * Chris Gosden's book The History of Magic [https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/303/303993/the-history-of-magic/9780241294819.html]
    * A Christmas Carol on Project Gutenberg [https://www.gutenberg.org/files/46/46-h/46-h.htm]
    * The Box of Delights from publisher Egmont [https://www.egmontbooks.co.uk/products/the-box-of-delights-john-masefield-quentin-blake-9781405275521/]
    * The Dark is Rising from publisher Penguin [https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/276/27630/the-dark-is-rising/9780241377093.html]
    * The Hogfather on Terry Pratchett Books [https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/books/the-hogfather/]
    * Stations of the Sun by Ronald Hutton on Oxford Scholarship Online [https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.001.0001/acprof-9780198205708]
    * Herne the Hunter [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herne_the_Hunter]

    Contact

    * Twitter: @prehistpod [https://www.twitter.com/prehistpod], @kimbiddulph [https://www.twitter.com/kimbiddulph]

    • 59 min
    Iceman - Ep 29

    Iceman - Ep 29

    Kim talks to stone tool specialist and experimental archaeologist Dr James Dilley about the film Iceman, a dramatic reconstruction of the last days of Ötzi the Iceman. We consider such important questions as "What was the social structure of Chalcolithic society?", "Did they not have mittens?" and "Which 80s blockbuster was that actor in?".

    James - @AncientCraft [https://www.twitter.com/%20AncientCraft]https://www.ancientcraft.co.uk [https://www.ancientcraft.co.uk/]

    Contact

    * Twitter: @prehistpod [https://www.twitter.com/prehistpod] and @kimbiddulph [https://www.twitter.com/kimbiddulph]

    Find this show on the educational podcast app, Lyceum.fm! [http://lyceum.fm/]

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Folklore and prehistoric sites - Ep 28

    Folklore and prehistoric sites - Ep 28

    Ghosts, magic, witches and sacrifice, just in time for Halloween! Kim talks to Sue Greaney and Joana Valdez-Tullet about folklore and prehistoric sites in Europe. Sue is working on. PhD about Neolithic sites in Britain and Ireland and is responsible for interpretation at Stonehenge for English Heritage but got into folklore due to a chance find in a junk shop. Joana works for Scotland's Rock Art where she uses her doctoral research into rock art, and has uncovered lots of folk tales related to panels of rock art.

    Links

    * Provenance of Sarsens used in Stonehenge [https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-england-wiltshire-53580339]
    * Joana's book on Atlantic Rock Art [https://www.barpublishing.com/design-and-connectivity.html]
    * Rollright Stones [https://www.rollrightstones.co.uk/]

    Contact

    * Twitter: @prehistpod [https://www.twitter.com/prehistpod]
    * Kim Biddulph: @kimbiddulph
    * Sue Greaney: @SueGreaney
    * Joana Valdez-Tullet: @JoanaValdez

    Find this show on the educational podcast app, Lyceum.fm! [http://lyceum.fm/]

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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