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Medieval Death Trip

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On Medieval Death Trip, we feature a selected medieval text (often historical, occasionally literary) that touches on the odd, the gruesome, the unexpected, and similarly curious incidents, images, or ideas. In addition to presenting the text itself, each episode features commentary and musings upon that text.

Customer Reviews

Enjoyable and erudite

The host has a nice voice, and really knows and loves his medieval literature. Not sure this is for you? Try it, you might be surprised how funny, oddball and relevant the content is. Erudite, accessible and entertaining.

Medieval Joy

If you have any interest at all in the Middle Ages, this podcast is for you. Fascinating texts read and analysed with wit and erudition.

Nerds unite.

I majored in Eng Lit, though never read much medieval literature beyond some Chaucer or Malory. This podcast is like crack because it goes past the usual suspects and pulls text from sources only scholars would readily know, brings them into the light and offers some commentary. (With some excellently avuncular humour, as you'd expect from an educator.) You don't need to be a lit nerd to appreciate this, though, and it does a great job in making more relatable a period about which stereotypes abound.

There's a lot more body fluids than you'd expect, though. Swellings and excretions! Extractions! Oozings. I tell you, there's a lot of ick around. I suppose that's what happens with shrines, though.

I look forward to more insights into archaic and terrifying medical practises.

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