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This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Lindy-Fey Hella the amazing vocalist of Wardruna and Lindy-Fey Hella & Dei Farne, the later of which recently released a new album, "Hildring." Topics this week include: Lindy's musical influences, a brief recap of Mathias's presentation in Iceland on whether or not the Vikings tattooed, and the di…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Christian Frederick Nicklaus, the artist behind Art for Valhalla, where he makes beautiful shields, axes, and other weapons. Together with the boys he'll be discussing his own artistic process as well as the unique challenges of criticism and creating art in the age of social media. Other topics in…
 
This week is another show and tell episode, in these shows Mathias and Daniel each bring a few topics and proceed to do a really good deep dive discussion on them. This week we'll be talking about whether or not Iceland is part of Scandinavia (as you might have guessed from the title) and also the inherent problems of Odinism. Keep in mind sometime…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Andrea Hejlskov, a modern day Völva and old friend of Mathias. Andrea is an accomplished author and her latest book: Vølve, is based on the chapters of Völuspá in the Poetic Edda and her own personal spiritual history. The book has unfortunately not been translated into English yet, but if you read…
 
It's the re-return of The Ham... again. This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with the one and only Ed Gamester! Ed has become a regular on the show and his episodes are always a blast. This time he's here to discuss his upcoming show, Mythos: Ragnarok, a live theater performance which re-imagines the events of the twilight of the gods thro…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Barbara Jane Davy, author of Introduction to Pagan Studies, Paganism: Critical Concepts in Religion, to talk about her latest work which examines gift giving rituals and their links to ecology. Together with the boys she'll be delving into gift giving rituals in the Viking and modern age and their …
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Visy Bloodaxe, the frontman of the awesome band Seidrblot! Seidrblot debuted at Midgardsblot several years ago to a very warm reception and promptly began touring until the current ongoing unpleasantness brought that up short. In addition to his musical talents Visy also hand crafts instruments bot…
 
This week is another of our new old school Show and Tell Episodes. Just to remind people of the format both our hosts Mathias and Daniel each bring a few topics and proceed to do a really good deep dive discussion on them. This week's topics are: Why are Vikings so popular in South America? And what were the actual living conditions of people in th…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Uffe Berenth one of the brilliant artists behind Ginnungagap Art, a tattoo studio specialising in Nordic Tattoos, Viking Tattoos and Rune Tattoos; Uffe also has a special personal connection with the god Týr. Together with the boys he'll be discussing the spirituality behind the tattooing process, …
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Ben Mudge, Ben catapulted into the limelight in 2017 with his "Thursday Thorsday '' Instagram posts and his uncanny resemblance to the popular Marvel character played by Chris Hemsworth. As a person with Cystic Fibrosis Ben used this attention two raise awareness for the genetic disorder as well as…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are hopping in the wayback machine and doing something we haven't done in a while, that is to say doing an episode without a guest! We recently got some feedback that some people missed the laid back feel of the old shows. So moving forward we're hoping to mix in more of these slower Show and Tell style episodes where b…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Varg Saastad, the lead guitarist and master of many instruments in the folk rock band Vǫluspá. We've spoken with Varg's partner Sól Geirsdóttir, perhaps better known by her internet moniker: "The Viking Queen," back in episode 59 (which is also a great listen). Together with the boys Varg will be d…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Helena Hals, perhaps better known by her internet moniker Viking Helena. Helena is a historian and author known for her hands-on approach to exploring Iron Age Norway. Together with the boys she'll be discussing the history of the Sámi tribes in Northern Norway, which is a subject we have not reall…
 
We are headed back to the good old days this week on NMP as Mathias and Daniel sit down with Gustav Holberg and Kjell Braaten , two of the OG musicians who helped start the genre we now know as, "Viking Music." Together with the boys they'll be sharing stories of their humble beginnings at a millenium new years party, and marveling at how huge the …
 
It's getting spooky this week as Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Rich Blackett, The chair of Asatru Uk, to discuss all things Zombie in the saga literature . Together with the boys Rich will be delving into every mention of Drauger, who it turns out are not just a random mob found in the bowels of Skyrim. What exactly are they and where do…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Hamish Findlay of Pictavia Leather to discuss the history of the Picts in Scotland. Pictish history spans 900 years and has numerous historical intersections with both the Romans and the Vikings. Together with the boys Hamish will be digging into all the weird theories of how the Picts came to be a…
 
It's finally happening! This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with podcaster and comedian Shayne Smith, as well as the one and only Ed Gamester, with one goal and one goal only: Finish reading the Hávamál or die in the attempt! Will they succeed, and what (if any) timeless wisdom will they have gained by the end of this 3 episode spanning e…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Dr. Martin Findell, who quite literally wrote the book on Runes! Martin has been one of our most requested guests and together with the boys he'll be going over everything from Bracteate, to the iconic Ulfbert swords, and beyond. In true NMP style there will also be a full roundup of the truth behi…
 
This week on NMP we are so excited to have one of our dream guests! Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with none other than professor Terry Gunnell; in fact Dan was so excited that he read his first ever academic article in preparation (we're so proud). Terry is a well known expert in Nordic and Icelandic folklore, who has also written many of the…
 
This week we are trying something new on NMP! Entirely on purpose (and not at all due to a scheduling snafu) Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Rune Rasmussen from the Nordic Animism Youtube channel, Jonas Lorentzen from the band Nebala, and Eco-Philosopher and co-founder of Matr Food Naina Eira. Together this distinguished group will be talk…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Anatoly Pahlenko one of the founders of the amazing band Nytt Land to talk about the Rus Vikings, as well as the bands most recent album: Ritual. Little known fact: Anatoly and his wife are both history students making him uniquely suited to discussing the Rus and Viking influence on one another. A…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Tanya Lind, a modern day Völva of the Icelandic tradition. Together with the boys she'll be discussing the roots of her practice starting with Völuspá in the Poetic Edda and contrasting with her own contemporary experiences. Also, Dan discusses his childhood fear of ghosts, and a guest appearance b…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with one of our most requested scholarly guests Dr Leszek Gardeła! Leszek is an archeologist who holds a PHD from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and is an expert on women’s graves dating from the 9th and 10th Century in Denmark, Norway and Sweden that contain weaponry. Together with the boys he'…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with a man who needs no introduction, the amazing Einar Selvik! Last time Einar was on it was to talk about the music he had created for the just released Assassin's Creed Valhalla. This time he's here to talk about the success of Wardruna's latest album, which debuted to an amazing reception back in Ja…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with the amazingly talented hand poke tattoo artist Hrafnhildur in order to discuss the Icelandic Runestaves. In the current climate of Viking fever these runestaves have become highly requested tattoos, but do they really have any connection with Vikings at all? Also, where does she weigh in on our lon…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Mario aka Travelers Spear to talk about his unique path to Heathenry. Mario is an african american and US army veteran. Together with the boys he'll be discussing the popularity of Viking symbols in the military, the picture stones on the Island of Gotland, and possible interpretations of the Völus…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Maria Franz whose iconic headdress has become the symbol of the amazing band Heilung! We previously spoke with all the members of Heilung back in Episode 57, which is itself a great listen if you want to check it out. Maria and the boys will be discussing the Viking fairs she grew up with, her hist…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Shachar Orlinski, a PHD student at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem whose study is concentrated on human trafficking in the Viking and Merovingian period. It's a hard topic to tackle but hopefully with Shachar's help we'll all walk away from the discussion a little bit wiser. Other topics this we…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with swedish folklorist Tommy Kuusela to discuss the diverse and highly entertaining folklore of Scandinavia. Complicated questions answered this week include: What is the difference between mythology and folklore? Why do so many animals in folklore turn into sexy ladies? And Dan's most pressing questio…
 
Mathias and Daniel are delighted to be sitting down again this week with Dr. Ruarigh Dale in what is shaping up to be an unofficial three part saga. You might remember Ruarigh from his last appearance on the podcast where he spoke at length about The Danelaw Saga, a subject he quite literally wrote the book on. This week though he's here to talk ab…
 
It's always fun to have returning guests! This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down for the second time with Andrew Saulf aka The Seawolf. In the world of Viking themed music Andrew has a unique angle producing more chilled out low-fi tacks which he jokingly describes as: "chill viking beats to study to." If you listen carefully you may even he…
 
It's another bonus episode! This time Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Heri Joensen lead vocalist of the amazing Faroese folk metal band Tyr! Together with the boys Hari will be exploring the history and culture of the Faroe Islands, which are often unfortunately overlooked in Viking (and sometimes modern) history. Why is that the case? Wel…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Sofie Draheim aka The Instagram Artist formerly known as: "Odinscrotum." Sofie also happens to be an expert when it comes to Skaldic Poetry and together with the boys she'll do her best to explain the complicated topic well enough that listeners can in turn flex on their friends for their weak unde…
 
This week features the triumphant (and much requested) return of Guildmaster and hilarious man about town Ed Gamester! Ed is a writer, strongman, musician, and Guildmaster of The Guild. Together with Mathias and Daniel Ed will continue the seemingly unending task of reading Odin's advice from the Hávamál aloud, while also swapping stories of facebo…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Sól Geirsdóttir perhaps better known by her internet moniker: "The Viking Queen." Sól is a Scandincavian Viking blogger as well as the vocalist and songwriter in the folk rock band Vǫluspá. Together with the boys she'll be discussing the goddess Freyja and her unique character and place in the Nord…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with The Saxon Storyteller, a very near and dear member of our production team whose amazing art you get to see on each and every one of our episodes! Together with the boys he'll be discussing the Anglo Saxons and their most famous epic poem Beowulf. Will they actually manage to get through a decent su…
 
This week we're getting a special peek behind the curtain as Mathias and Daniel sit down with Kai-Uwe Faust, Maria Franz, and Christopher Juul, founders of the amazing band Heilung! Kai has been on the show before back in Episode 20, but this time we were lucky enough to get all three band members. Together with the boys they'll be discussing how t…
 
This week we're getting hands on as Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Qays Stetkevych an expert in medieval combat, grappling, and wrestling in medieval literature. He has been an active competitor in wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for twenty years. Qays is here to help the boys grapple with the past and hopefully make some sense of "Gli…
 
We're dialing up the mischief to 11 this week as Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with comedian, streamer, and podcaster Shayne Smith to discuss the OG prankster himself: Loki. We're hoping Shayne with his own background of twisted comedy can help give some insight into the twists and turns of this archetypal trickster. The answers may not be co…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are going back to the basics with primative survival expert and Youtuber Chad Zuber! Chad makes videos chronicaling his own survival in remote and often desolate areas. Together with the boys he'll be speculating on how people would have used similar survival skills in the viking age. For once the answers won't be compl…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Ruarigh Dale a viking age scholar and archeologist who has done extensive work curating The Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands exhibition. More recently he also coordinated the World-Tree Project, which created a multimedia archive of resources for teaching and studying Viking…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Jennifer Snook Ph.D. and author of American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement. Doctor Snook spent years researching the book by taking part in various rituals, and talking to individuals in the community in order to create a fascinating end product. If you would like …
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Ruben Terlouw, archeologist and one of Heilung's famous black-clad Harii warriors. He and the boys will be conducting an in depth discussion of the Beserker in Viking myth and culture. Were they an elite group of warriors clad in bearskins, or Christian propaganda? And where do the magic mushrooms …
 
This week in a special bonus episode Mathias and Daniel are honered to be sitting down with Professor Martin Carver to discuss the new movie The Dig that was recently released on the Netflix as well as the famous Sutton Hoo excavation that the film is based on. Martin is the director of the Sutton Hoo research project and author of many books inclu…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Ludwig Swärd the amazingly talented musician behind the one man band Forndom. His latest album FAÞIR is available now and Ludwig has come on the podcast to talk about his sources of inspiration, including the poem Sonatorrek or "Loss of a Son" by Viking age poet and certified badass Egill Skallagrí…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Jakub Vaniš the amazing artist who goes by the internet moniker The Raven from the North. Jakub has helped create amazing pieces and cover art for clients like Einar Selvik of Wardruna, as well as Kati Rán, and Oliver S Tyr of Faun. Jakub is here to talk about his unique self taught art style, as w…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are really pleased to be sitting down with Ed Gamester a writer, strongman, muscian, and Guildmaster of The Guild. The Guild is Ed's brainchild and a physical manifestation of his own life philosophy, to live life as a bold adventure and surround yourself with people to further that goal. Check it out over at: edgameste…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Eirik Storesund, the content creator behind Brute Norse, a blog and podcast dedicated to dispelling the many popular misconceptions about the Viking Age and Norse culture, and bridging the gap between scholarship and public perception. Together they will be discussing the riot in the US capitol las…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel sat down with the amazingly talented Stine Sandnes, whose unique photography and desire to reconnect with her roots gave birth to the hugely popular Instagram Helheimen! Stine's photos are all themed around Vikings, death, and particularly the character Hel. It's an episode that is all things underworld and if you want …
 
This week is a bit of a throwback episode. We figured that for our first episode of the New Year we would keep it light. In that spirit Mathias and Daniel will be discussing Viking drinking games, possible PTSD in ancient warriors, and looking back on their favorite episodes and moments of 2020. As a special bonus Mathias also reveals his favorite …
 
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