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64 – Merry Christmas (plus listener email)

64 – Merry Christmas (plus listener email)

I just wanted to record a short episode today to thank all of you (and also respond to some listener email). Thank you very much, everyone! And Merry Christmas! Podcast: Play in new window | Download Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailLike this:Like...

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63 – King Arthur Part One

63 – King Arthur Part One

We’ve reached 3,000 likes on facebook!  So as promised, here’s a bonus member’s only episode.  This time, I’m releasing an episode looking into the potential beginnings of the Arthurian myth.  I hope you like it! Podcast: Play in new window | Download Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailLike this:Like...

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62 – Staffordshire Hoard: Rise Up O Lord

62 – Staffordshire Hoard: Rise Up O Lord

Today’s episode features Cathy Shingler, of The Potteries Museum in Stoke on Trent.  She will be discussing with us the iconic band, possibly from a cross, with Latin inscriptions along both sides of it.  We will also speak about the cultural significance of the materials used in many of the objects found in the Hoard, as well as a discussion regarding a rather intriguing Anglo Saxon god.  I hope you like it! Below you’ll see a...

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61 – Staffordshire Hoard: Introduction

61 – Staffordshire Hoard: Introduction

Today we are beginning our project on the Staffordshire Hoard.  We will be featuring interviews from major figures within the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The Potteries Museum in Stoke on Trent, and with the Staffordshire County Council. The Staffordshire Hoard: www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk The Potteries Museum: www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: www.bmag.org.uk It’s July 5, 2009, and veteran metal...

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60 – The Return of the Kings

60 – The Return of the Kings

They’re coming… Podcast: Play in new window | Download Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailLike this:Like...

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59 – The Halloween Special

59 – The Halloween Special

As you might imagine since I’m doing an episode on it, Halloween has a lot of British influence upon it. In fact, the name itself comes from Scotland, where All Saint’s Eve (also known as All Hallow’s Eve) was shortened in the 16th century to Halloween. And the name stuck. But as you have probably gathered, originally the day was simply the day before All Saint’s Day (also known as All Hallows or Hallowmas). And this might come as a shock...

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58 – Dark Age Medicine

58 – Dark Age Medicine

This is a combination episode covering medicine in the Dark Ages! Podcast: Play in new window | Download Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailLike this:Like...

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