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Podcasts hosted by George Miller, presenting fresh ideas and stimulating conversations on a wide variety of subjects, with a particular focus is on books published by university presses. Some of these interviews may present bold new theories (in the spirit of the hedgehog) while others may focus in detail on something quite small, even overlooked (in the spirit of the fox). The driving forces are curiosity and the desire to communicate original thinking in an engaging, accessible way. See ac ...
 
In Viking times, a ‘Thing’ was a gathering; a place where leaders and warriors could meet and talk. In the 21st century, our ‘Thing’ is a virtual place where history academics and enthusiasts from around the world can come together to share knowledge. Join us each episode as we delve into another fascinating topic about Vikings, archaeology, and more!
 
Unscripted dialogues on archaeology and anthropology of South Asia. Join us on journeys into the pasts of the sub-continent as we discuss the rich material culture, artifacts, and archaeological sites. Let us open the treasure trove of a bygone era as hosts Akash and Durga chip away at a new theme every episode. New episodes every 1st and 15th of the month :) Stay tuned!
 
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Episode 55: MAGNETIC SPRINGS OF BELLBROOK The late 19th century saw a lot of advancement in the medical sciences, but some medicinal traditions still stuck around- one, in particular, was medicinal bathhouses. Bathhouses are not new at all, humans have believed that water from natural springs can be beneficial by drinking or bathing in it all aroun…
 
In this first part of my conversation with translator and writer Polly Barton, we talk about Polly’s early fascination with Japan and how she found herself on a remote Japanese island at the age of 21. ‘Sometimes’, she writes in her book Fifty Sounds, ‘I wonder how I ever thought I’d survive, setting out for a rural island with just a handful of Ja…
 
Episode 54: BODY SNATCHING WITH JEFF SUESSSEASON 3 PREMIEREKat, Jen, and Christina welcome back our friend Jeff Suess, historical author of so many books about the Queen City and journalist for the Cincinnati Enquirer. You can find out about all his literary endeavors at this website- https://www.jeffsuess.com/ Jeff’s article about body snatching: …
 
One of the most popular artefacts on display at the JORVIK Viking Centre are the bone skates - ice skates made from the foot bones of a horse. But what do we actually know about Viking ice skating? Was it just a fun children's activity or the viking equivalent of jousting? Join Miranda and Lucas as they explore what the Vikings left behind, and wha…
 
In Episode 30 I pop in for a bit of a chat about the year. I review some of the themes in my knitting and sewing this year and ponder what 2022 may hold in. I also reflect on some of the things have not gone so well and how I've been getting proactive to mitigate some challenges. You can find me on Instagram as Mrs_M_Curiosity_Cabinet. More detaile…
 
Gather round the hearth and listen to another saga from our own skald, Lucas Norton! Today he tells us the tale of a Viking who wants to give the King of Denmark a polar bear. Then we'll talk with him about what we know about Viking Yule from the original sources - and the answer just might surprise you. Want to have a say in the future of That JOR…
 
IN THIS EPISODE~ Fresh from the Malcolm Blunt Archives~recently completed & unveiled for all of us by Bart Kamp~ we have a nice, neat cache of documents regarding Dealey Plaza Witness Julia Ann Mercer, who claimed to have seen -on the morning of the Assassination- a man remove a rifle from the bed of a pickup truck parked suspiciously in Dealey Pla…
 
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