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This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with fan favorite Jonas Lorentzen to talk all about sex in the saga liturature! Jonas is no stranger to the show and also narrates our Patron only bonus storytime episodes. Other highlights this episode include Jonas sharing stories from the set of a recent music video he filmed in Ukraine, and possibly…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are throwing it back to the old days, which if you're new around here means no guest. The topic this week is everything you ever wanted to know about the Nordic Pantheon Goddesses. We did our best with the subject but as you can imagine when you're covering everything from the original, "send feet pics" story, to why Th…
 
This weeks surprise has been a long time coming! In a long awaited pairing this week Mathias and Daniel are honoured to be sitting down with Arnas Fedaravičius, to talk about his portrayal of Sihtric on the popular show The Last Kingdom! Join us while Arnas shares his experiences from the set, and also gets his mind blown as Mathias shows him just …
 
This week Mathias is out of commission so we are turning to our first ever official guest host Joshua Rood! Together with Daniel Josh is going to be giving a frankly spoiler ridden review of Robert Eggers new movie The Northmen. This is definitely a spoiler heavy review, so if you haven't seen the movie yet and want to maybe hold off until after. H…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Connor and Audhild, the creators of Valhalla’s Silver, which specializes in hand made faithful recreations of jewelry based on real archaeological finds from the Viking Age. They also made all the jewelry featured in Robert Eggers new movie The Northmen, and were kind enough to sit down with the bo…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Kjell Braaten, long time listeners might remember him from Episode 80: The OG's of Viking Music (which is well worth going back and checking out if you haven't). Together with the boys Kjell is here to discuss his new album: Blóta, which he envisions as not just an album but a Blot ritual in its ow…
 
This week we are delighted to have Professor Martin Carver returning as a guest! As you might remember from our 50th Episode Martin is the director of the Sutton Hoo research project, and has written multiple books on the subjects of Vikings and Iron Age England. This time, together with Mathias and Daniel, Martin will be discussing the archaeologi…
 
This week is another Mathias and Daniel episode! On purpose! Definitely not because we had a guest cancel on us at the last minute. We're taking this as an opportunity to dedicate an entire episode to the absolute fever dream that is the Viking creation myth, specifically the version in Snorri Sturluson's Edda. So be prepared for some knees knockin…
 
For our long-time listeners who remember our 43rd Episode where we interviewed Mathias, this week will finally bring some closure to the cycle as we're finally putting Daniel in the hot seat! Last time we had Sean Perry on as the guest host and this time we're lucky enough to have Neballa's Jonas Lorentzen sporting his best Daniel impression to fil…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Rolf Warming, perhaps better known on this show as: "Shield Guy." Long time listeners will know Rolf as the author of the study Mathias loves to reference re-examining the practical use of shields in battle by Vikings from a martial arts perspective. Together with the boys Rolf will be discussing a…
 
This week we have a huge surprise for all our listerners! We had to keep it a secret because We didn't even know if it would happen but now the cat's out of the bag. This week Mathias and Daniel are honoured to be sitting down with Alexander Ludwig, who you may know from his new series Heels, The Hunger Games, or perhaps most relevant to this show …
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Bob Van Strijen a historian of Nordic Studies and self described "man of mythery." Bob also curates a collection of Nordic themed art on instagram under the name: "Norsefolx," and is a very active member of our discord. Together with the boys Bob will be delving into which of the primary sources ar…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are honored to be sitting down with Peter Stormare, the acclaimed Swedish actor who has appeared in such films as Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and Armageddon. Together with the boys Peter will be discussing his series on Discovery Channel: "Secrets of the Viking Stone." In the series Peter and his colleague Elroy Balgaard t…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Joshua Rood, heathen theologian and lecture organizer for the amazing Midgardsblot music festival, for what promises to be a somewhat contentious episode. The popularity of shows like Vikings have given the titular subject matter somewhat of a rebrand. But how realistic are all of the undercuts, be…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with… themselves? It must be a show and tell episode! For anyone who doesn't know how these work yet here is a quick rundown: each host brings some topics to discuss and we have a nice laid back episode, like in the early days of the show. This week the topics are: Did Vikings have horns on their helmet…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Andy Lewis, CEO of Norse Fitness and the host of The Norse Mentality podcast. Together with the boy's Andy will be discussing his own struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as what the life of a warrior in Viking society actually looked like. Spoiler: once conscription became a th…
 
This week we finally get to meet Mathias's evil twin! Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Simon Nygaard, Assistant Professor in pre-Christian Nordic religion at Aarhus University and former classmate of our very own favorite professor, to discuss Viking rituals! Topics include: How we remember things through cultural knowledge, the problems wi…
 
We made it to 100 episodes! This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Luciano Pezzoli from Children of Ash in the latest installment of our ongoing series to spend an episode discussing each of the six Viking art styles. This time Luciano and the boys will be discussing the Mammen style and Luciano has brought along plenty of images from h…
 
This week we are so excited to have Mathias and Daniel sitting down with Ruth Tolkien, great granddaughter of the Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien, and all around amazing human being! In addition to talking about Ruth's many cool hobbies, other topics of discussion will include Tolkien's Nordic influences (which is a course Mathias teaches at C…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Alex and Jeremy, the organizers of the metal and folk music festival Fire in the Mountains. Fire in the Mountains is a celebratory event with music, art, camping, adventuring, education, socializing, and local food and is an amazing place to, as Einar Selvik said it: "Sow new seeds while strengthen…
 
This week we're doing our first show and tell episode of the new year! By now you should know the format: Mathias and Daniel each bring some topics and we have a laid back old school episode. This week's topics are: did Vikings have an equivalent celebration to New Year's, a much deeper look at the origin of most modern Rune Magic, and Mathias's re…
 
It's our final episode of 2021 and we're going out with a bang. This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down returning favorites Ed Gamester and Jonas Lorentzen with a very laid back episode to bring us into the new year in style. We'll be talking about how Ed's Ragnarok wrestling show went, giving our opinions on the new Northman trailer, and ans…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with Dr. Jenny Butler, Jenny is a well known folklorist and the leading authority on the academic study of contemporary Paganism in the Irish context. Together with the boys she'll be digging into such questions as: What is the connection between pagans and the pentagrams? Are the snakes in the Saint Pa…
 
This week Mathias and Daniel are sitting down with returning guest Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen, and new guest Kyrre Franck to discuss the Sámi tribes and cultural appropriation. The idea for this show came about after Rune made a trip to the Danish National Museum and saw a display of four traditional Sámi drums. So this week we're going to be talking ab…
 
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…
 
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