55 episodes

In Viking times, a ‘Thing’ was a gathering; a place where leaders and warriors could meet and talk. In the 21st century, our ‘Thing’ is a virtual place where history academics and enthusiasts from around the world can come together to share knowledge. Join Miranda and Lucas each episode as they delve into another fascinating topic about Vikings, archaeology, and more!

That JORVIK Viking Thing Podcast JORVIK Viking Centre

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

In Viking times, a ‘Thing’ was a gathering; a place where leaders and warriors could meet and talk. In the 21st century, our ‘Thing’ is a virtual place where history academics and enthusiasts from around the world can come together to share knowledge. Join Miranda and Lucas each episode as they delve into another fascinating topic about Vikings, archaeology, and more!

    54 - A Look at the Western Kingdom: Vikings in Cornwall

    54 - A Look at the Western Kingdom: Vikings in Cornwall

    The Viking Age, especially in the British Isles, is often associated with a few key places; such as Lindisfarne, London, Dublin, and of course York. However, the Viking world was a wide and varied place, and we plan to take a closer look at more of it with a particular focus on  places not commonly associated with the Vikings.

    In this episode Lucas speaks to John Fletcher, author of the recently released The Western Kingdom: The Birth of Cornwall. Lucas and John discuss the very interesting, but lesser known Viking History of Cornwall. 

    For more information on the topics mentioned in the episode, please check out:
    Trewhiddle Hoard
    Scourge
    Cardinham Cross
    Hogback Graves
    The dates for the annual JORVIK Viking Festival have been announced! For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the website.

    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk

    • 43 min
    53 - A JORVIK Eeleganza with the Surprised Eel Historian

    53 - A JORVIK Eeleganza with the Surprised Eel Historian

    Did you know that in Viking Age England some people paid their rent in eels?

    Join us as we talk to Dr John Wyatt Greenlee, also known as The Surprised Eel Historian. We’ll talk about the surprisingly important role of eels in Early Medieval history and shed some light on what the Vikings of Coppergate may have been doing with these slippery serpents!

    For more fun facts about the history of eels check out our guest’s website and Twitter page.
     
    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk
    The dates for the annual JORVIK Viking Festival have been announced! For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the website.

    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk

    • 31 min
    52 - It Wanders at Night

    52 - It Wanders at Night

    Join us for the last installment of our four spooky historic Halloween episodes as we bring you the terrifying tale of It Wanders at Night; a very sinister Viking tale!

    In this episode we hear the horrifying story of an Undead Viking known as a Draugr and the tragic story of the hero who stopped him, adapted from the Sagas of Icelanders.


    This is our final story, but you can still go back and listen to the others. Episode one The Haunted Moorland and episode two The Invisible Drummer, and episode three The Thing That Came in the Night.

    To hear last year's Draugr story check out Episode 22 - Draugr: Sagas of the Viking Undead.

    And for a funny video version of this episode, check out the JORVIK Group YouTube channel.


    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk


    The dates for the annual JORVIK Viking Festival have been announced! For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the website.

    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk

    • 32 min
    51 - The Thing That Came in the Night

    51 - The Thing That Came in the Night

    Join us for the third of our four spooky historic Halloween episodes as we bring you the terrifying tale of The Thing That Came in the Night.

    In this episode we hear the horrifying tale of a monster living in a Roman latrine and the poor servant tasked with stopping it, adapted from the 2nd Century text On the Characteristics of Animals.
    One more spooky story will be released on Halloween. Make sure you go back and listen to episode one The Haunted Moorland and episode two The Invisible Drummer.

    And for a funny video version of this episode, check out the JORVIK Group YouTube channel.
    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk
    The dates for the annual JORVIK Viking Festival have been announced! For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the website.

    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk

    • 26 min
    50 - The Invisible Drummer

    50 - The Invisible Drummer

    Join us for the second of our four spooky historic Halloween episodes as we bring you the terrifying tale of the Invisible Drummer.

    In this episode we hear the spooky (true?) story of a terrorized house and the drumming that wouldn't stop, adapted from the 18th Century text The Complete Wizard.
    More spooky stories will be released throughout October. Make sure you listened to last week's episode The Haunted Moorland.

    And for a funny video version of this episode, check out the JORVIK Group YouTube channel.
    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk
    The dates for the annual JORVIK Viking Festival have been announced! For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the website.

    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk

    • 29 min
    49 - The Haunted Moorland

    49 - The Haunted Moorland

    Join us for the first our four spooky historic Halloween episodes as we bring you the terrifying tale of the Haunted Moorland. In this episode we explore the unsettling and bizarre account of a sinister spirit which roamed the medieval Yorkshire Moors, adapted from the Byland Abbey ghost stories.
    More spooky stories will be released throughout October. To hear another Halloween story, check out Episode 22 - Draugr: Sagas of the Viking Undead.

    And for a funny video version of this episode, check out the JORVIK Group YouTube channel.
    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk
    The dates for the annual JORVIK Viking Festival have been announced! For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the website.

    For more information, or if you have an idea for a future episode, you can email us at: podcast@yorkat.co.uk

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

jaywolfe82 ,

Podcast with a unique outlook

Love all these episodes and listen to them whenever they come out.
Nice to hear lots of accents. Sometimes I expect British, but it's American which is great!

I mean, I'm sure you would probably rate a podcast by it's content typically, but it's nice to just ignore all the great content, and fantastic science being communicated and just focus on the accents of the hosts...

If you WERE interested in the content you would be interested to know that this podcast is well researched and does so witout funding, advertising and patreon.
While the quality at times could use some work in the interviews, the types of people and the conversations had are informative and great.

The hosts are still finding their voice, but have confidence and good chemistry so I will continue to listen going forward despite the fact that one of the hosts has a British accent and the other an American.

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