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What if we gave a TED talk about Vikings?...

This time on the podcast C. J. and Terri muse about what a TED talk on Vikings might look like. We get philosophical — as we often do — about how people engage with the Viking Age past and history in general, and we try to thread the needle between our tendency to overly romanticize Vikings with our need to acknowledge that some pre-modern ways of life could actually be antidotes to the stresses of our modern existence. Heady stuff.

But just when you think we might be overthinking things, we also laugh a lot and somehow end up talking about the concept of “Viking washing,” a new Disney Viking-themed park, and Otto von Bismarck. Go figure.

Take a listen and enjoy the ride! And as always, if you like what we do let us know and…..

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Vikingology Podcast
Vikingology Podcast
Terri and C.J. are first and foremost educators passionate about the Viking Age and Viking history. Theirs was a meeting foretold in the myths of old. Both are historians of Viking history, both live in Oregon in the U.S., and both share the same birthday. It seemed only natural they team up for something epic. The Norns have woven this fate.