Vikings Are Gay!

Vikings Are Gay!

Amy Jefford Franks
Jun 15, 2020 41 min

Black Lives Matter: Viking Studies and White Supremacy

As the Black Lives Matter movement sees a resurgence, it is an important time for white allies to reflect on their complicity in white supremacy. In this episode, Amy Jefford Franks will tell you about some of the darker parts in the history of Viking Studies as a field, and why anti-racist work must form part of what we do.
Apr 16, 2020 17 min

Thor the Bride

In this episode, we take a look at the poem Thrymskviða, which shows Thor dressing up as a woman to gain back his hammer. What can we learn about Viking queerness and queerphobia from this? Amy Jefford Franks takes a look.
Feb 17, 2020 20 min

Okay Boomer… er, Odin

Odin: one of the most well-known gods of Norse mythology, the god of death, war, poetry, magic, in charge of the Valkyries. By all accounts, he seems pretty manly, right? WRONG! In this episode, Amy Jefford Franks will give you some reasons why Odin might be a little bit queer...
Feb 10, 2020 18 min

Bottom Shaming and Magic

The Vikings didn't have words for genders and sexualities like the ones we recognise from the LGBTQIA+ acronym, so how do we go about spotting queerness in the Viking Age? In this episode, Amy will give you the low-down on the Viking magic called seiðr, and will discuss the implications of men practicing it, when they were accused of being 'ergi'.
Feb 01, 2020 22 min

Who Were the Vikings Anyway?

Don't worry if you don't know anything about the Vikings, this episode has you covered! We'll enter into the dark, filthy world of the Vikings, giving you the downlow on the basics, and a bit of fun mythbusting!
Jan 26, 2020 1 min

Vikings Are Gay! Trailer

The Vikings - the epitome of masculinity and heterosexuality... right? Get ready for Vikings Are Gay!, the brand-new podcast hitting the scene, here to tell YOU all about Viking queerness. Episode 1 coming soon!
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