Audio files (such as interviews or lectures) including podcasts
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-08-24 13:15
A recent interview on Q104.5's morning program, Up & Adam, featured an interview with Kiffini Wittstron (Kiffany of Canale), a Countess in the Kingdom of the West, who is a former on air personality at the station. Kiffini answered questions about the SCA and how it differs from LARPing.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-06-28 12:03
Linguist David Crystal loves the English language and its habit of adopting words from other languages. In a recent NPR interview, Crystal discusses English as a "vacuum cleaner of a language," and his book The Story of English in 100 Words. (audio)
Submitted by lorelei_skye on Mon, 2012-06-11 08:23
Are you looking for wonderful SCA entertaiment for your summer event driving? Look no further than "For The Dream! - A Bardic Fundraiser".
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-16 18:28
The recent Arab Spring, in North Africa and the Middle East, was not the first, according to a Deborah Amos report on NPR. The first was the conflict of culture between the Byzantine Empire and the new Islamic religion in the seventh century to the ninth centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-05-04 19:12
In a recent article and podcast for BBC News Magazine, David Cannadine "looks at a selection of the world's cathedrals and the important contribution that they have made to the broader lives of their respective cities and countries."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-04-22 16:19
Performers dressed as gladiators will no longer be able to make money having their photos taken with tourists, according to city officials. NPR commentator Renee Montagne has the brief audio report for Morning Edition.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-04-09 18:37
Lady Isolde de Lengadoc of Ealdormere reports that a bardic fundraising album is now available to download from the iBards website. Profits from the album will be donated to the SCA General Fund.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2012-03-26 17:38
A new British Library recording offers scenes from Shakespeare spoken in a reconstruction of the Elizabethan accent. NPR's Weekend Edition interviewed Ben Crystal, who directed and acted in the project.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-01-04 16:13
In a recent interview, NPR's Robert Siegel investigates the magic of stilt-walking, including the 600-year-old tradition of stilt-jousting in the city of Namur, Belgium. The story is available in print and audio.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-12-26 18:15
Scientists have long puzzled over the acoustic properties of grand churches and performances of late Renaissance music with its elaborate, up-tempo harmonies. Now a physicist and a music technologist believe they have cracked the secret.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-02 23:45
Visitors to Stonehenge never have the opportunity to experience the monument the way their early ancestors would have, but now BBC accoustic engineers have re-created the sound of a ritual held 4,000 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-08-29 17:00
How did Christopher Columbus really change history? Not by the "discovery" of the New world, but by ecological convulsion, the exchange of plants, animals and diseases between the two continents. Such is the premise of Charles C. Mann's new book 1493.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-07-27 08:03
On PRI's radio program The World, host Lisa Mullins interviews Roman history professor Michael Carter, of Brock University in Ontario, about the life and death of Roman gladiator Diodorus, who died in the 3rd century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-07-01 13:38
Jonathan Blackbow of the Kingdom of Atlantia recently was interviewed about the use of Zoombang armor. A podcast of the interview is available online.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-06-25 15:33
Dame TSivia and Fursto de Robnye report that the Kitchen Bardic Party II CD has been released.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2011-06-22 11:35
Armour Archive Radio will be interviewing Al Colfrin of Istanpitta on Wednesday, June 22 at 9:00 p.m. EDT / 6:00 p.m. PDT.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-06-04 17:36
According to Woody Drake of Brothers Drake meadery in Columbus, Ohio, the mead-making business is booming in the United States, thanks largely to the new trend in eating - and drinking - local products. Tim Fitzsimmons of NPR's Weekend Edition has the audio story.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-05-31 16:14
Delighted by the royal wedding and dazzled by the venue? If so, you may want to visit the BBC's 360 degree virtual tour of Westminster Abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-05-29 20:05
HL Mathurin Kerbusso has announced that the CalonSound Project, which chronicles the musical history of the Kingdom of Calontir, has moved to a new location. The move is celebrated by the release of a collection of songs by Mistress Safiya bin Suleiman.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-05-28 20:05
A display of 9th century Chinese pottery, discovered in 1998 in the wreck of an Arabic ship near Indonesia, has sparked controvery in the archaeological community. Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds, was scheduled to be exhibited at Washington's Smithsonian Institution.
Submitted by Godfrey on Tue, 2011-05-24 18:23
Planet Money, which features podcasts about modern economics and news of the economy, recently offered an edition focused on medieval economics, particularly feudalism and guilds.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-05-06 16:10
Mistress Gunnvor of the Kingdom of Ansteorra reports that she has created a playlist of music familiar and appealing to members of the SCA in hopes that more will learn the "old songs." The list is available on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-04-25 17:38
550 years ago, 28,000 men were killed in what is considered Britain's bloodiest battle. To commemorate the anniversary, BBC 4 Today discusses the final brawl of the war of the Roses.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-03-04 10:17
In an article for PRI radio program The Best of Our Knowledge, the SCA is included in a discussion of gaming as a worldwide phenonmenon. Tom Chatfield, the author of Fun Inc., Why Gaming Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2011-02-01 11:58
Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of Wired magazine, has spent considerable time researching the fate of obsolete technology and tools, and has concluded that old tools never die -- that is, that every technology ever known to Mankind is still in modern use somewhere in the world.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-01-28 11:45
For centuries, church historians have been puzzled by the symbols carved into diamond-shaped stones in the fascade of Naples' renaissance Gesù Nuovo church, but new eivdence shows that the engravings are a musical score. (audio)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-01-17 13:22
The Middle Ages is alive and well in Wisconsin, at least according to Aubrey Ralph of Wisconsin Public Radio who recently visited a Northshield shire. The podcast is available in MP3 format.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-12-23 08:08
The Harmonia Early Music website has posted a podcast of a program regarding the 15th century Feast of the Pheasant, a lavish banquet intended to kickoff a crusade against the Turks in Constantinople. The program features entertainment at the banquet.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-10-22 14:09
Richard the Poor of Ely of the East Kingdom challenges members of the SCA to memorize the Saint Crispin's Day speech from Henry V and submit a video or audio of your performance by 5pm on October 25, 2010.
Submitted by Tryggvy on Tue, 2010-09-28 09:55
Bringing the known world together on-line the Lions Road continues podcasting its weekly show about the SCA, history and fun.
As before, the podcast remains free, independent, non-commercial, and non-profit.