Audio/Podcast

Audio files (such as interviews or lectures) including podcasts

Music scholar uses period instruments to score Robin Hood film

The August 8, 2010 broadcast of University of the Air featured music scholar Tina Chancey, who has created a live music accompaniment to Errol Flynn's classic Robin Hood. Chancey uses authentic medieval instruments for the work.

Book examines SCA's medieval fantasy as a performing art

Michael A. Cramer's new book, Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages, considers the organization as an improvisational art form that presents the Middle Ages in a pleasing and entertaining, if not always accurate, way.

"Podcasting the Dream" now online

Colin Theriot, of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, has created a podcast concentrating on the Society for Creative Anachronism and historical topics. The blog and podcast is entitled Podcasting the Dream.

Barony of Sternfeld Tries Podcasting

The Barony of Sternfeld (Midrealm) has started an experimental podcast, the Sterncast.  The first episode features an interview with Master Johann von Metten about Animal Husbandry in the SCA and the raising of Medieval breeds of chickens.

Public ideas subject of CBC program

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has produced a series of programs based on Modern Publics: 1500-1700, a book by a group of scholars at McGill University. The program is podcast online.

Viking Home Companion hits the road

Hersir Torvaldr Torgarson of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that his Viking Home Companion show will be traveling to a number of locations throughout AEthelmearc and Atlantia during the month of May 2010.

Medieval Myths panel discussion on CalonSound

Mathurin Kerbusso reports that a podcast of a panel discussion entitled Dispelling Medieval Myths, which was presented at the recent Medieval Mindset RUSH in the Kingdom of Calontir, is now available in the CalonSound Project archives.

Renaissance texts "unread and unstudied"

In a podcast for the Classics and Ancient History website, Peter Mack and Maude Vanhalen discuss Renaissance thought and the fact that much of its works, most written in Latin, have been "largely unread and unstudied." (MP3)

Dark Ages really more "gray," say economists

In a recent story for NPR's All Things Considered, Madeleine Brand discusses new theories about the Dark Ages, the medieval spice trade, and the Black Plague with Chana Joffe-Walt and Adam Davidson.

The Lions Road podcast due to return in March

Dan Christensen, the creator and one of the hosts of the podcast "The Lions Road", has stated in a blog post on Sonnetoptics that he intends to resurrect the "The Lions Road" and start posting again in March 2010.

Vikings attacked in self defense, says Norse scholar

The latest effort to revamp the reputations of the Norse come from Robert Ferguson in an article for the December 2009 issue of BBC History Magazine. Ferguson writes that Vikings raided in reaction to a threat to Denmark by Emperor Charlemagne.

Living History Podcast: "a dialogue between many different areas of the reenacting community"

On her blog I'm Living History, Alena has announced the creation of a new Living History Podcast to discuss topics of interest to reenactors. A recent interview was with Mike Bollow, organizer of Reenactorfest.

Roman frescoes restored to glory

The BBC's Rome correspondent David Willey offers a tour of the building and recently restored 400-year-old fresco paintings at the Scala Santa or Holy Stairs.

Jousting in America

What makes a modern American want to be a medieval jouster? NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden traveled to the Maryland Renaissance Festival to find out for a story that ran October 3, 2009 on NPR's Weekend Edition.(audio and photos)

Hear Shakespeare's music online

The cast album for the recent production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, starring Audra McDonald and Anne Hathaway, is available to hear online.

Mongolian games celebrate "manly sports"

An annual festival dating to the 13th century is considered the Mogolian "Olympics." The event features the "manly sports" — horse racing, wrestling and archery. Louisa Lim of NPR has the story. (audio)

Spider silk tapestry unique creation

It took weavers in Madagascar four years to complete a golden 11-by-4-foot tapestry made completely of spider silk. The only one of its kind in the world, the tapestry is kept safe in a glass case in the American Museum of Natural History. Christopher Joyce of NPR has an audio story.

Ancient art of falconry aids California vineyards

California vintners, desperate to save their grape harvests fro the ravages of starlings, have turned to other birds for help: falcons. Gloria Hillard has an audio report from NPR's Weekend Edition.(photo)

Castle builders "go medieval" in France

A group of medieval enthusiasts in Burgundy in France are building a castle using only medieval tools and techniques. An MP3 version of the radio story is available to download online.

BBC Radio 4 presents "Tales Before the Stave"

A thirty-minute podcast from BBC Radio 4 features the story of the Winchester Troper, a seminal musical book created around 1030 CE in Winchester, England.

Music of Lune Heath makes a comeback

Selections of sacred music, dating from the 13th to 16th centuries, can be found on a new CD by the Ensemble Devotio Moderna entitled God Shall Be Praised, Music from Lune Convent. The music is from newly-discovered manuscripts found at the Lune Convent in Northern Germany. Music commentator Tom Manoff of All Things Considered has the story. (photo)

CalonSound Project at the War of the Lilies

Mathurin reports that the CalonSound Project will be available at The War Of The Lilies with times scheduled to record songs or stories for the Calontir sound archives.

CalonSound Project records voices of Calontir

Ever wish that you could revisit a special moment from a bardic circle or coronation feast?

NPR series follows path of modern Canterbury pilgrims

A recent multi-part NPR series retraces the steps of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales pilgrims in modern England from London to Canterbury. The site includes an interactive map of the journey.

Bookworms damage books in Knights of Malta archives

Bookworms and crude repairs have wrought destruction on the priceless parchment books in the archives of the Malta Study Center at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library. American Public Radio's Speaking of Faith has the 14-minute, online story.

Bernard Cornwell, author of "Agincourt," interviewed

National Review Online has posted an interview with author Bernard Cornwell discussing his new book Agincourt. The interview is in MP3 format.

Lions Road SCA Podcast Expands to Live Webcast

Lions Road, the first weekly SCA podcast, has begun offering a live webcast.

Lions Road SCA Podcast Expands to Live Webcast

Lions Road podcast now goes live Tuesday nights at 7:30 PST. See a live webcast of the Lions Road, chat in our real time chat room or just listen in. You can also call in on the Lions Road chat line and talk to them over the phone about history, SCA or related topics. So check them out http://lionsroad.org

SCAdian artist featured on "Weekend America"

California artist, gamer and SCA member Ben Jackel was featured recently on American Public Media's Weekend America program. Jackel, who lives in Los Angeles, spoke about his garage studio where he crafts such treasures as an enormous Swedish battle ax and an Italian renaissance war helmet. (slideshow)

Baroness Dagmar Halvdan Wins Lions Road Give Away

Baroness Dagmar Halvdan from the Kingdom of Ealdormere has won the first annual Lions Road Podcast membership giveaway.