49 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!

    48 - YA Now: 50 Years of the York Archaeological Trust

    48 - YA Now: 50 Years of the York Archaeological Trust

    Come join us as we wish the York Archaeological Trust a happy 50th birthday!

    We'll talk about the founding and history of YAT (the company responsible for the Coppergate Excavation and the parent company of the JORVIK Group) as well as what they're been up to recently.

    We'll also hear from the Heads of Community Engagement and Conservation about the coolest things they've worked on this year!
     
    To learn more about the Coppergate Excavations check out episodes 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.
    To hear more about the Heslington Brain and the York Gladiators check out episode 21.

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

    • 26 min
    Bonus Episode - Archaeology Mythbusting: Trowel and Error (Revisited)

    Bonus Episode - Archaeology Mythbusting: Trowel and Error (Revisited)

    In light of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, our Archaeology Live festival has been postponed.  The Festival will now take place from Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th October 2022, and we’ll be releasing the programme of events very shortly.  Thank you for your support. For more information please visit Our Website.

    Please enjoy this episode from last year's Archaeology Live festival.

    Ever wondered what it was really like to be an archaeologist? From the ancient origins to modern day archaeologists, it's a world full of discovery and dirt. Join Miranda as she talks to Arran Johnson about the early days of archaeology, Indiana Jones, and even Arran's favourite find.

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

    • 22 min
    47 - Barley Hall, A Hidden Gem of York (Introduction by Dame Judi Dench and Robert Hardy)

    47 - Barley Hall, A Hidden Gem of York (Introduction by Dame Judi Dench and Robert Hardy)

    Did you know that right in the middle of York, just a few minutes from the Minster, lies a Medieval Townhouse that's been restored to its former glory?
    Rediscovered beneath layers of redevelopment and remodels, Barley Hall was slated for demolition before the York Archaeological Trust embarked on an ambitions dig and restoration of this one-of-a-kind Medieval building.
    Join Miranda, Lucas, Judi Dench, and Robert Hardy to hear more about York's Hidden Gem.
    To hear more about Barley Hall's new exhibition the Bard at Barley Hall, check out episode 44. To hear about the new Georgian Coffee-House opened next to Barley Hall, check out episode 45.

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

    • 36 min
    46 - "Alas poor Jorvik, I knew him well!": The Viking Origins of Shakespeare's Hamlet

    46 - "Alas poor Jorvik, I knew him well!": The Viking Origins of Shakespeare's Hamlet

    We know you've missed the Vikings, and so have we! So we're dipping our toes back in the Viking waters this week! Join Miranda and Lucas as they tell the story of Amleth, inspiration for the Northman and Shakespeare's Hamlet! You might think you know the story of Amleth thanks to Shakespeare, Robert Eggers, or Disney, think again! Prepare for action, drama, murder, and love! 

    Cast:
    Amleth - Philip Roebuck
    Feng - James Tyler
    King of Britain - John Goldring
    Hermutrude - Fiona Hyde
    Servent - Tom Turton

    To hear the story of Ragnar Lothbrok check out episodes 31 and 32. To hear more spooky Draugr stories (like in the Northman) check out episode 22.

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

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    • 45 min
    45 - Penny Universities or Temples of Venus?: Georgian Coffee-Houses

    45 - Penny Universities or Temples of Venus?: Georgian Coffee-Houses

    Barley Hall - a medieval townhouse owned by the JORVIK Group - is getting a Coffee House! Opening July 23 2022, continue your historic exploration of York with a relaxing hot drink in the new Barley Hall Coffee Shop. More than a café, immerse yourself in the history of our newest venue, once home to Thomas Gent's printing shop and an 18th-Century coffee house. Perfect for refreshment indoors, or al fresco in the aptly-named Coffee Yard. 

    In this episode Miranda and Lucas discuss the history of Coffee Houses, in the Georgian Era they could be known as Penny Universities, a place where men from all walks of life could gather and engage in intelligent conversation. But they could also be known as Temples of Venus where men could engage in... other activities. You'll learn about the introduction of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate into England... Miranda and Lucas even perform an ode to Tea! What more could you want? Grab your coffee and tune in!

    Don't forget to leave us a review on your podcast app!

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

    • 36 min
    44 - "All the world's a stage": Shakespeare and Theatre in Elizabethan York

    44 - "All the world's a stage": Shakespeare and Theatre in Elizabethan York

    Barley Hall - a medieval townhouse owned by the JORVIK Group - is getting a brand new exhibition, called the Bard at Barley Hall! 

    So why don't you join Miranda and Lucas this week as they talk about Shakespeare, theatre, religion, and...wagons? in Elizabethan York. Was Shakespeare ever performed in York? What play might the Pinner's Guild put on? Learn this and so much more!

    To celebrate the release of Thor: Love And Thunder, the JORVIK Viking Centre is collaborating with York City Screen Cinema and giving away cinema tickets and passes to JORVIK. To enter, head over to @cityscreenyork on Instagram for more details. Winners will be announced by 7pm Tuesday 12th July. Best of Luck!

    Don't forget to leave us a review on your podcast app!

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

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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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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