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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 Viking academics and enthusiasts from around the world can come together to share knowledge. Join Miranda and Lucas, from the JORVIK Viking Centre, as they delve into another fascinating topic about Vikings, archaeology, and more!

That JORVIK Viking Thing Podcast JORVIK Viking Centre

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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 Viking academics and enthusiasts from around the world can come together to share knowledge. Join Miranda and Lucas, from the JORVIK Viking Centre, as they delve into another fascinating topic about Vikings, archaeology, and more!

    A Journey Through Viking York

    A Journey Through Viking York

    Join us on a captivating walking tour through the historic streets of York, known in the Viking Age as Jorvik. On this immersive tour, you'll meet Viking chacters who bring the city's 200 years of Viking History to life. Starting at St Helen’s Square, where the Viking invaders first crossed the river Ouse, we'll travel to iconic locations like York Minster, King's Square, and the Ouse Bridge.Through vivid storytelling and historical insights, you'll explore how the Viking legacy is still pres...

    • 57 min
    Runes and Remedies: Exploring Viking Medicine

    Runes and Remedies: Exploring Viking Medicine

    Join Miranda and Max as they delve into the fascinating world of Viking medicine, exploring remedies for ailments ranging from joint pain to the fear of being struck by lightning. Delving into ancient texts like the Lacnunga Manuscript, Bald's Leechbook, and The Old English Herbarium, we uncover the remedies that were available to people a thousand years ago.Help to examine the effectiveness of these remedies, from bramble baths to buttery concoctions, shedding light on what might have worked...

    • 49 min
    Viking Bestiary: Dwarfs in Norse Myths and Sagas

    Viking Bestiary: Dwarfs in Norse Myths and Sagas

    In the latest episode in our Viking Bestiary series, we're shifting our focus from the enchanting world of Elves (who we spoke about a few episodes ago) to the realm of Dwarfs. Join us as we delve deep into the Norse sagas, exploring the multifaceted nature of these diminutive yet formidable beings.Dwarfs in Norse mythology are far more than just stout, bearded craftsmen dwelling in mountain halls. We'll unravel the complexities of their character, their interactions with gods and humans, and...

    • 45 min
    JORVIK Viking Centre Gallery Walk Through: Shoes, Sheaths, and Silk

    JORVIK Viking Centre Gallery Walk Through: Shoes, Sheaths, and Silk

    Join Miranda and Max as they continue their stroll around the JORVIK Viking Centre.This time they're discussing a display case filled with some smaller and more ornate personal items worn by the people of Viking age York for adornment, status and practical purposes.For our past Gallery Walk Throughs check out:JORVIK Viking Centre Gallery Walk Through: Travel and TradeJORVIK Viking Centre Gallery Walk Through: SkeletonsJORVIK Viking Centre Gallery Walk Through: Brooches, Buckles and BladesJORV...

    • 35 min
    Mythical Mischief Revisited:Loki and the Golden Apples

    Mythical Mischief Revisited:Loki and the Golden Apples

    Thank you all who partook in JORVIK Viking Festival 2024, whether in person or online! We had so much fun that we need a small hiatus to recover, so this week we'll take a look back at a saga from last year: Gather 'round once more, dear listeners, as That JORVIK Viking Thing Podcast revisits the legendary tale of Loki and the Golden Apples in an enchanting encore presentation! Join the ever-curious Silly History Boys as they spin the yarn of a mischievous trickster, a mystical bird, and appl...

    • 33 min
    The JORVIK Viking Centre Gets the Herefordshire Hoard

    The JORVIK Viking Centre Gets the Herefordshire Hoard

    Discovered by metal detectorists near Leominster in 2015, the Herefordshire Hoard consists of silver coins, gold jewellery and a single silver ingot. It was buried between AD 870 and AD 879 and is likely connected with the presence of the Viking ‘Great Army’ in the Kingdom of Mercia during that period.The Hoard reveals new information about politics in the late 9th century, demonstrating the movement and activity of the Viking army and an alliance between the kingdoms of Mercia and Wess...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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5 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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