Fjörn's Hall Podcast
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In this Hall, a skáld named Fjörn explores the sagas and lore of medieval North. Each episode delves into a new aspect of the 'Viking' world by retelling their stories, spicing them up with a bit of academic research, and stimulating lively discussions that are informative, fun, and relevant.
||Clean'Viking' Love Stories||When it comes to love in the medieval North, these are some of the most essential stories to know. We start things off with a fairly detailed discussion of Freyja, the free-spirited goddess of love and war, which includes some coverage of her ferocious||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNjal’s Saga: A Medieval Best-Seller Most People Haven’t Heard of||Meet Njal's Saga, a medieval best-seller that most people haven't heard of. But despite its relative obscurity today, it stands out as an epic story fused with both archetypal heroes and the tragic social realities of the 'Viking' world, which have be||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeuding, I: What is Feud? Solving Problems with an Axe (ft. Beowulf)||Many of the great sagas and ancient lore from the medieval North recount endless, bloody feuds between generations of prominent families: a conflict ends, peace is made, and two families become one through marriage—but slander, envy, and old wounds sp||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLandvættir: The Land-Spirits of the Medieval North||Winter Nights is nearly upon us! And what better time is there to chat about spirits? In this gathering, we explore the roles and importance of the land-spirits in Norse culture and society through 16 different primary sources from the medieval period.||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRímur: Reciting Part I of Gisli Sursson’s Epic||Behold! a modern Viking’s poem! Hear a skald recite the first part of an epic poem inspired by Gisli Sursson’s Saga, a work of medieval Icelandic literature written during the 13th century. This part of the poem recounts the first chapter of that||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Viking Gift: A Beautiful Polar Bear for Feuding Kings||A bear is a Viking's best friend, so why not make it a fancy one? In this tale, we follow the journey of a humble Icelandic farmer named Audun, an attractive polar bear with rosy red cheeks, and two salty Norse kings who are at war with one another. Aud||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnn or Aud? The Saga(s) of a Remarkable Woman||In this gathering we talk about the remarkable Aud the Deep-minded, an impressive woman from medieval Iceland who boldly saved her family from destruction and became one of Iceland's most famous settlers. But there's a catch: she hasn't always been reme||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLegendary Swords: Gramr, Sköfnungr, and Grásíða||In this gathering by the hearthside, we’re sharing the stories of three legendary swords from the sagas of the medieval North: Gramr, Sköfnungr, and Grásíða! And while we do, we’re going to find them plunged into trees by a strange old man, stol||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Very enjoyable. I’m new to the podcast and am working back in time. Especially liked the episodes about Land-Spirits & the Polar Bear (not really about the bear). The host’s slight accent, his enthusiasm & take on things make learning fun.
One Great Podcast
I really enjoy listening to this podcast because it is so unqiue and you can tell that he loves what he's doing. From the music to the words, it breathes a breath of fresh air into the podcast realm and I can't get enough of his stories. It is very informative and I am looking forward to his future episodes. Keep up the great work!
Excellent storytelling!!!! Easily becoming one of my favorite podcasts!!!