In this final installment of our coverage of Norse Mythology by Kevin Crossley-Holland, we re-present “Loki’s Flyting” from Episode 162, The Binding of Loki” from Episode 252, and finally….. “Ragnarok” from Episode 261.
Music from “Eddan: The Invincible Sword of the Elfsmith” is copyright Mats Wendt, and is used with permission.
This week we cover Neil Gaiman’s retelling of the “Mead of the Poets” – It’s a long story (our longest reading yet, I believe) featuring murder, Odin dickery (sometimes literally), wet farts, and a man made of spit! Don’t miss it!
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TCAF is approaching and Jimmy is madly prepping for it. Due to that, he has to fly solo but recruits friends to send in some audio reviews. Thanks to Amy aka The Frog Queen, Ashley Lanni, Erica Schultz and Rachael Smith. News includes: Gina Gagliano will serve as Publishing Director for the new Random House Graphic, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special will have an all-female creative team including Babs Tarr/Tula Lotay/Leah Moore/Emma Vieceli/ Alex De Campi/etc, Bill & Ted 3 is happening and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
In this episode, we look at The Might Thor #196, in which we get the continuation of the war against Mangog, Sif and Hildegarde’s search for a motel, and a very special party! We also meet Mephisto’s sister, Fandral wants to kiss Thor’s “hammer” and Odin does his best Captain Kirk impression! Don’t miss it!
It’s a computer problems special! Part 5 of this compilation includes “The Lay of Vafthrudnir” from Ep. 126, “Thor’s Journey To Utgard” from Ep. 99, and “The Lay of Hymir” from Ep. 207! There are feats of strength! Lame Goats! Dead giants! Odin dickery! Thor going on a fishing trip! Good stuff, y’all!
It’s a mythology show this week, as we cover two tales from Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of the Norse Myths, “Mimir’s Head and Odin’s Eye” and “The Treasures of the Gods” – We’ve heard the tales before, but not quite like this, so check em out!
Happy Spring! Please join us this week for our latest compilation of Norse lore from prior episodes! This time around we have “The Lay of Grimnir”, “The Necklace of the Brisings”, and “The Lay of Thrym”!
This week it’s back to the Iron Age as we cover the Norse myth “Otter’s Ransom”, in which Loki gets to play the hero! Also, people disguise themselves as animals! An innocent dwarf gets robbed! Plus, we get the origin (sort of) of the Rheingold!
Surprise! It’s another special episode this week, as we are thrilled to present a short interview with one of the nine Asatru gothi of Iceland, Ragnar Olafsson! (don’t worry, Thor will be back next time!)
Hooray!!! It’s episode 100!!!! Only a week late, but better late than never! We start out this time with a mini-profile of the All-Father Odin, and then we launch into our retrospective of the Walt Simonson run! (Thor #337-382) – Special thanks to all of you, who’ve helped make this show fun to do, and here’s to the next 100!
Disenfranchised by the modern comics industry, Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey(of “View From The Longbox” and “From Crisis To Crisis: A Superman Podcast” fame) now ply the timestream in a never-ending quest to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned randomly-selected Comic Book back issues!! Journey with them now…back…Back To The Bins!!