SHEathenry S1E6: Homesteading

This week we talk to Jenna Woginrich of Cold Antler Farm about her experiences as a homesteader. Jenna is also the author of several books including Barnheart, Made from Scratch, and One Woman Farm. If you like what you’ve heard maybe you should read Sheathenry, Volume I: Ritual Practices of Modern Heathen Women.

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SHEathenry S1E5: Conference of Heathen Women, Your Questions Answered

This week Alvilldr and a couple of the other organizers of the 1st ever Conference of Heathen Women, Hilary Werle and Olivia Destrades, discuss the plans for the conference thus far and answer some of the questions people have asked. If you like what you hear maybe you should read Sheathenry, Volume I: Ritual Practices of Modern Heathen Women.

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SHEathenry S1E4: Nordic Folk Roots

This week we visit with Kari Tauring about the folk tradition where she grew up in Minnesota. The Nordic folkways have inspired her to become an author, recording artist, folk dance instructor, and professional völva. Kari shares how she came to develop her staff carrying tradition, aka Völva Stav, as well as the new addition of her book, The Runes: A Deeper Journey.  The music for this episode was kindly provided…

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SHEathenry S1E3: Witchy Women

This week we chat with Seo Helrune (aka Cat Heath) about her book, Essays From The Crossroads 2016 Collection. The topic of the book is witchcraft, which can be a controversial topic in many Heathen circles. Cat also gives us a preview of a book she’s been working on for over a decade. Enjoy Sheathenry? Check out Alvilldr’s book Sheathenry: Ritual Practices of Modern Heathen Women. Support us by visiting our…

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Josh and Sarahs happy fun time extravaganza

Alright guys this episode had some technical difficulties in the beginning, and all said it ended up being a bit less than hour long, I apologize for the psychedelic nature of my voice in the first bit, but i really feel that this episode is worth putting up with it.

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Sheathenry S1E2: Women and Political Activism

This week our guests, Becky and Jamie, will share their experiences of the Women’s March on Washington. We also discuss other protests and ways to express one’s political opinions with one’s legislators. Enjoy Sheathenry? Check out Alvilldr’s book Sheathenry: Ritual Practices of Modern Heathen Women. Support Heathen Talk Network by visiting our Patreon or buying some swag from the HT Store.

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Sheathenry S1E1: Women and Dance

For this first episode, Lauren and Alvilldr chose a fun topic and activity they both enjoy: Dancing! Our guest this week is Salena Glassburn, a professional dancer who has been a Heathen for many years. She is an advocate for dance in ritual and in devotional practice. Salena wrote an article for Hex Magazine a few years ago and also has a blog on dance and Heathen practice, Flame in…

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Season 2, Episode 13 – World View, Baggage, and Change

What is a world view? What does it mean to change your world view? How does baggage affect changing your world view after you become a Heathen? What does it take to adapt? Join Lauren, Josh, and Thorin this week for a discussion about worldview, baggage, and the struggles of change. Question of the Week: How can I change my world view? Like us? Let us know at www.heathentalk.com Hate…

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Season 2, Episode 12 – Midwest Heathens

It’s a Midwest Invasion! Lauren is joined by Shawna Jones of Across the Hedge podcast, Brad Shelby of Bifrost Way Kindred, and special co-host Alvilldr Infägra to talk about how Heathenry is growing and changing in the Midwest. Like us? Let us know at www.heathentalk.com Hate us? Let us know at www.facebook.com/heathentalk Have ideas for us? Tell us at www.reddit.com/r/heathentalk Can’t wait talk to you guys tonight!

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Season 2, Episode 11 – Social Media Roundup

Tonight on Heathen Talk Lauren, Josh, and Thorin discuss trending Heathen Topics. We’ll tackle some of the things we have seen coming up on social media over the past few weeks. Have you always wondered what Goddess to ask for X? What other trending topics are you into? Question of the week: Why do the same topics come up over and over? Like us? Let us know at www.heathentalk.com Hate…

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Season 2, Episode 10 – Thralldom?

Streamed live on Oct 8, 2016 Tonight on Heathen Talk we are continuing our Tribe building series with an episode on “Thralling” aka the probationary period new tribe members go through to join a tribe. Josh and Thorin are hosting live from our monthly Pub Moot. Join us in the chat and help us answer “Is thralling Necessary?” Like us? Let us know at www.heathentalk.com Hate us? Let us know…

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Heathen Talk Season 2 Episode 9: Ladies Night 4!

The guys are away, so Lauren has invited one of her friends to play! This week we are talking about the experiences of Heathen Women of Color. Lauren will be joined by her good friend Destiny Ballard of Bifrost Way Kindred to talk about her experiences as a woman of color who is also Heathen. Like us? Let us know at www.heathentalk.com Hate us? Let us know at www.facebook.com/heathentalk Have…

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Season 2, Episode 8: Men’s Night – Fathers and Sons

Josh and Lauren are out this week, so Thorin invited Alf Herigstad and Will McDonald to fill in for them. They will be talking about raising kids (and being raised) Heathen. Plus, Thorin has a big special announcement to share with you all! Like us? Let us know at www.heathentalk.com Hate us? Let us know at www.facebook.com/heathentalk Have ideas for us? Tell us at www.reddit.com/r/heathentalk Can’t wait talk to you…

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Season 2, Episode 7: Oaths

Hey everybody, Heathen Talk is live tonight and we are getting back to our roots. Tonight we are talking about Oaths, what they mean, why they are important, and when to take them. As always Join Josh Lauren and Thorin as we discuss this topic, argue and agree aggressively with each other. Like us? Let us know at www.heathentalk.com Hate us? Let us know at www.facebook.com/heathentalk Have ideas for us?…

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Season 2 Episode 6: Individual Praxis

Tonight Heathen Talk is talking about individual heathens and individual praxis. Join Josh, Lauren, Thorin, and everyone in the chat as we discuss, and likely argue about the roles and rituals of the individual. Question of the night: What does heathen individual praxis look like? Can we build something for the individual using the reconstructionist method, and the heathen world view? Find us Here: www.heathentalk.com www.facebook.com/heathentalk twitter @Heathen_Talk www.reddit.com/r/heathentalk  

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Season 2 Episode 1 : Relationships

This week we’re talking about relationships. How have relationships with family, friends, and other folks we interact with on a daily basis. How as becoming Heathen affected these relationships? How does the Heathen concept of Community and Inner/Outer yard shape how we interact with others?

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Episode 50 – Language Part 2

This week we’re revisiting the topic of language, as a method of communication of worldview as well as the utilization of it in liturgical and ritual aspects. Rich Culver has kindly agreed to come on to our show as a guest for this episode, and will be joining Josh, Lauren, and Thorin to discuss this topic.

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Episode 51 – House Rites

Heathen Talk is Live at 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern! This week we’re house cult and the personal spirituality. You can watch live on our Youtube Channel http://www.YouTube.com/c/heathentalk Heathen Talk is the only live Heathen podcast! Each week we discuss issues that are important to modern Heathenry. This week we’re going to be drunkenly arguing about house cult, how to form your own personal/tribal practices, and why Lauren is always…

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Episode 52 – One Year In

You can watch live on YouTube at: http://www.YouTube.com/c/heathentalk Time flies when you’re having fun! To celebrate the year, the staff will be on hand to reflect our growth as a podcast platform, what we thought about the past year, and where we want to go in the future. As well as anything else in mind. Chat live during the show on our IRC Channel: https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.esper…. If that IRC link is…

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Episode 53 – Heathen Identity

Hey everybody! Heathentalk is live tonight with Lauren, Toby, and the venerable Thorin. They are going to be talking about heathen identity, and based on our private chats it promises to be entertaining. Give us a listen at 7pm PST right here: https://www.youtube.com/c/heathentalk Find links to all the things here: https://www.heathentalk.com And lastly tweet at @heathen_talk or @joshw75 to let us know what you think!

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Episode 49 – Cascadia Moot Live

We’re airing the show that we previously recorded at Cascadia Moot tonight, since we’ve been absolutely HYPING it out for the past few months. Also, do not forget that we have our weekly Javamal episodes, hosted by Ben Waggoner! You can find them at: http://heathentalk.com/feed/podcast/javamal

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Episode 48 – Tribe

Thorin, Lauren, and Josh will be speaking to the idea of the Tribe as it pertains to modern Heathenry, focusing on the / a need for Tribe, what that entails to contemporary practice, and issues in approaching the terminology from both religious and non-religious applications.

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Episode 47 – Post Cascadia Moot Breakdown

The hosts are all just back from Cascadia Moot, and I don’t know about the others but I am still tired… As always, our hosts Josh, Lauren, and Thorin gather to discuss those issues that are of concern or of importance to contemporary Heathenry. You can always join us live on Wednesdays at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern at You can watch live on our Youtube Channel http://www.YouTube.com/c/heathentalk

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Episode 46 – Baggage

For this episode, we’re talking about Baggage!  We’ll be discussing the types of baggage that we’ve dealt personally with, the types that we’ve seen most prevalent within Heathenry, and how we’ve personally approached it. Because Cascadia Moot is right around the corner we’ve found that this week is hectic!  Josh is hosting, and we’ve invited our good friends Näf Andrewson and Ashli to join us, and we may have other…

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It’s Ladies Night III, and we have  guests Sarah Frey, Jennifer Culver, and Jenna Woginrich! Lauren kicked Josh and Thorin off the show for a night off, and has taken over the show for the evening. If you can’t join us live and still wish to engage with us, you can drop us a line on Facebook, or tweet us @Heathen_Talk! And a reminder! Heathen Talk Network has launched the…

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This week Ben and his trusty Black and Decker take on verse 5 He hath need of his wits who wanders wide, aught simple will serve at home; but a gazing-stock is the fool who sits mid the wise, and nothing knows. — Olive Bray translation Visit Ben’s site to learn more about his translations, or visit Heathen Talk for more information on our other shows.

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The Javamal – Verse 4

This week Ben discusses verse 4 of the Havamal He craves for water, who comes for refreshment, drying and friendly bidding, marks of good will, fair fame if ’tis won, and welcome once and again. — Olive Bray Translation   Visit Ben’s site to learn more about his translations, or visit Heathen Talk for more information on our other shows.

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Episode 44 – Military Heathens

Thorin is taking over the reins of the show, Lauren and Josh have the night off, and we’re going to have ourselves a show for military Heathens. With Josh Heath of Open Halls, Chuck Hudson of Raven Radio, and Chris Jacheo of Tier One Viking Radio and Odin’s Operators as guests, Thorin will lead us in to what will undoubtedly be a cuss-filled show of amusement, banter, and perhaps debate. Who…

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The Javamal – Verse 3

This week Ben looks at verse 3 of the Havamal with his trusty Black and Decker coffee maker He hath need of fire, who now is come, numbed with cold to the knee; food and clothing the wanderer craves who has fared o’er the rimy fell. – Olive Bray translation Visit Ben’s site to learn more about his translations, or visit Heathen Talk for more information on our other shows.

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Episode 43 – Theodish Occupation

They’re back! Tonight, we’re once again hosting Brian Smith of White Marsh Þeod and Daniel Flores of Œþelland þeod as they join us to continue discussing and exploring Theodish belief!  Toby, Josh, and Thorin host while Lauren has the night off! White Marsh Theod’s website! Œþelland þeod’s Website! Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store.

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The Javamal – Verse 2

Episode 2 brings Verse 2 of the Havamal, with insight and breakdown from Ben Waggoner. Hail, ye Givers! a guest is come; say! where shall he sit within? Much pressed is he who fain on the hearth would seek for warmth and weal. – Olive Bray Translation Visit The Javamal  for more information about Ben and his translations!

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Episode 42 – Fairy Tales and Ritual

This week we’ve invited Dr. Jennifer Culver back onto our show! You may remember her from episode 22 – Gifting, and we’re really excited to have her back on Heathen Talk to speak about fairy tales and ritual! We’re super excited to share this episode with you all. We have a full crew tonight, with Toby joining Lauren, Josh, and Thorin in order to discuss this topic! Marc will be…

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The Javamal – Verse 1

In the inaugural episode of the Javamal, host Ben Waggoner goes in depth with the first verse of the Havamal At every door-way, ere one enters, one should spy round, one should pry round for uncertain is the witting that there be no foeman sitting, within, before one on the floor -Olive Bray translation Visit The Javamal  for more information about Ben and his translations!

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The Javamal – Verse 3

This week Ben will be discussing verse 3 of the Havamal courtesy of his Black and Decker Coffee Maker. He hath need of fire, who now is come, numbed with cold to the knee; food and clothing the wanderer craves who has fared o’er the rimy fell. — Olive Bray Translation The Javamal is brought to you by Heathen Talk Network. Check out more about the Javamal and buy Ben’s…

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Episode 42 – Luck: Beyond the Basics

we are back beyond the basics to discuss Luck. This subject is misunderstood quite often, and we wanted to tackle this subject to the best of our abilities. Our hosts, Lauren and Thorin, along with Executive Producer Toby, gather this evening to speak to this issue, and address any questions about Luck that we may have from the audience. You can watch live on our Youtube Channel:http://www.YouTube.com/c/heathentalk. You can also…

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Episode 40 – N00bcast 2

You can watch live on our YouTube Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/c/heathentalk. This week we’re having a second N00bcast episode. Heathen Talk has been getting a lot of questions from new Heathens and in interested individuals and we wanted to take the time to address some of their concerns. We’ll be taking a look, primarily, at group dynamics and dealing with problems that may arise within physical groups, but also hopefully we will…

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Episode 39 – Mid Atlantic Heathens

Tonight we’re speaking to Lukas Hägele of Gollinkambi Kindred on the subject of the growing identity of regional Heathenry in the mid-Atlantic states, as well as a sundry other topics concerning Heathenry in that location! Join Thorin, Lauren, Josh, and Lukas tonight to discuss this aspect of regional Heathenry. You can watch live on our Youtube Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/c/heathentalk We are, after all, the best Heathen podcast out there! Chat live…

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Episode 38 – Theodish Invasion

You can watch live on our Youtube Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/c/heathentalk. Tonight we’re being invaded by Theodsmen! Brian Smith of White Marsh Þeod and Daniel Flores of Œþelland þeod join Josh, Toby, and Thorin to speak about Theodish Belief as well as comment on this growing branch of contemporary Heathenry. Chat live during the show on our IRC Channel: https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.esper.net/#heathentalk Lauren, who is technically on vacation, is filling in for Marc and…

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Episode 37 – Steve Abell

Tonight we have special guest Steve Abell on our show! We bounce back from our error in February with a scheduling conflict to have him on air tonight to speak about storytelling, leading a national organisation, and any measure of other sundry bits of discussion which could arise. Watch on our YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/heathentalk Chat live with us during the show in our IRC channel, where our producer will be…

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Episode 36: The Illustrated Havamal with Sam Flegal

This week we’re joined by artist Sam Flegal to discuss his art and his Kickstarter Fateful Signs: The Illustrated Hávamál. As always, our hosts Josh and Thorin along with executive producer Toby will gather to discuss those issues that are of concern or of importance to contemporary Heathenry. Lauren may be joining us if her mouth is not numb from the dental work she is having today. Chat live during…

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Episode 35 – The Soul

We’re following on the heels of the episode on Death and bringing the discussion to the process of passing from this world into the next, and the views of the staff in regards to this important process in the cycle of being.  Brian Smith of White Marsh Þeod joins us as a special surprise guest! Support us by visiting our Patreon site and Amazon Store

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Episode 33 – Heathen Authors

This episode we are joined by John Mainer of Heathen Freehold Society of BC and author of They Walk With Us and Kindertales about being an author in what is a niche market, and his thoughts on Modern Heathenry. We were scheduled to have Steven T Abell but due to miscommunication he will be on in March. Support us by visiting our Patreon page and Amazon store.

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Episode 32: Wyrd, Beyond the Basics

Tonight’s show is exploring and pushing into the concept of Wyrd.  While it is a fundamental concept to Heathenry, it, along with Orlæg, are often confused or mischaracterized with other world conceptions and misinterpreted by many Heathens worldwide. Our executive producer Toby joins Josh and Thorin tonight to discuss this fundamental structure of Heathen cosmology and push beyond the basics.  Lauren has the night off. Support us by visiting our…

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Episode 31 – Ladies Night II: Midwest Boogaloo

This week Lauren has kicked the boys off for another ladies night, since the last one went so well. This week she is joined by Ashley Adams, Shawna Jones, and Destiny Ballard to discuss their particular experiences about the challenges which women face in Heathen leadership, as well as other matters of regional Heathenry.  

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Episode 30 – Discussing Heathenry with Family

This week we’re discussing Heathenry with the family. This often difficult and frustrating issue for many Heathens, no matter how long you have been practicing. This episode touches on some questions and topics about the subject from previous episodes. We will attempt address many questions that people have had over the past few months. When it comes to coming out of the mead closet, there are a lot of things…

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Episode 28 – Sources and Recovery

Josh, Thorin, and Lauren are joined by Christopher Harrington to discuss the importance of research and scholasticism in Contemporary Heathenry. Thanks to being woefully prepared, the conversation shifts to recovery in Heathenry, and being a “dry horn” heathen.

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Episode 27 – InReach and Other Things

This week on Heathen Talk we are discussing InReach Prison Services with guest Rob Schriewer.  We speak with him about dealing with Heathen related services in prison, undertaking the enormous effort of bringing responsible Heathenry to those incarcerated, and the challenges which face both prison ministry and those interested both inside and outside of the prison system.  If you are interested in learning more about InReach Prison Services visit their…

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Episode 26 – What’s Coming Up in 2016

This week on Heathen Talk, we are discussing what is happening in Heathenry in 2016! Lauren speaks about the Accessible Heathenry Project, Heathen Talk’s project to bring Heathen content to those with disabilities. We give you a first look at the plans for our blog and two new audio projects – The Audio Havamal and 5 minute Havamal. We also talk about some upcoming events, including Trothmoot, Cascadia Moot, and…

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Episode 24 – Hospitality : Beyond the Basics

Join Lauren, Thorin, and Josh to discuss the ins and outs of hospitality.  They discuss food and revelry, but also the responsibilities inherent in the guest-host relationship. Proto-Indo-European Religion Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 23 – Face to Face Heathenry

Lauren, Thorin, Josh, and Toby get together to discus confusing online and real space communities, of the importance in face to face interaction in heathenry, and the problems and discuss the way that online interactions place the focus on the self, whereas real life interaction is focused instead on the community. Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 22 – Yule

Tis the season!  Heathen Talk hosts Lauren, Thorin, and Josh are joined by executive producer Toby to discuss the season of Yule, both from a sociological and mythic-poetic standpoint.  We also discuss the Wild Hunt and it’s importance at this time. The One Eyed God: Oðinn and the (Indo-) Germanic Männerbünde. Phantom Armies of the Night: The Wild Hunt and the Ghostly Processions of the Undead Support us by visiting…

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Episode 21 – Gifting: Beyond the Basics

Josh, Thorin, and Toby are joined by special guest Dr. Jennifer Culver to discuss Gifting.  When to gift, what to gift, and how to gift. Gifting is as essential to how our Ancestors interacted with the Gods, with the world, and with each other.   The Gift Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 20 – Happy Thanksgiving

In this pre-recorded episode, Lauren, Thorin, and Josh discuss the importance of family bonds, of thanksgiving in general, and how the secular holiday remains in line with some very core Heathen concepts. Heathen Talk Family Recipes Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 18 – Heathen Artists

Thorin, Josh, and Toby are joined by guests Brian Marshall and Samuel Flegal to discuss the intersection of Heathenry and Art, as well as the issues around being a “Profesional” Heathen. Sam Flegal Illustration Where the Gods Live Jewelry and Horns Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 17 – The One Where Toby and Lauren Argue

Originally, this was going to be an episode on Heathen media, but we had a late cancellation and had to roll with the flow.  Toby joins Lauren and Josh with Thorin arriving much later to discuss a hodepodge of issues and features a lot of drunken arguments between Lauren and Toby.  Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 16 – Language with Ben Waggoner

Josh and Lauren are joined by Ben Waggoner, publication director for The Troth and translator of six collections of Icelandic sagas to talk about the process of translating Old Norse for a modern audience. Ben’s books can be found here. Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 13 – Canadian Heathenry

Each region has a unique tradition and customs when it comes to the practice of Heathenry. This week we are joined by Martin Heitshu and Austin Lawrence to discuss Heathenry Canadian style! Toby also interviews Eric Lacharity on Frankish Heathenry. Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 7 – Frith – Beyond the Basics

 Lauren, Thorin, and guest host Toby to discuss Frith. What is frith? Why is it so important? Learn why Frith is the bedrock of Heathenry, no matter what branch. Plus, we offer a toast to Heathen author and translator Ben Waggoner. Culture of the Teutons at the Accessible Heathenry Project

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Episode 6 – Tribe Building

What does it take to build a successful tribe? We will have Brian Smith, Alderman of White Marsh Theod (Mid Atlantic Region, USA) and William Goetz of Forn Sed Cascadia joining us to talk about effective and successful tribe building. We will answer your questions and get in depth with the tools and ideas you can use in your own efforts. Buy We Are Our Deeds from White Marsh Press…

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Episode 5 – Transgress this!

This week Josh, Lauren, and Thorin are joined by Jennifer Popkin of the Seattle Gender Justice League joins us to give a trans woman’s perspective on LBGT+ and Heathenry. We tread deep into what is normative and what is transgressive, and answer your questions. Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 4 – All About the Ancestors

In spite of technical difficulties, Josh, Lauren, and Thorin sit down for a frank discussion about why Heathens worship our ancestors. For that matter, what does worship really mean? What do you do about ancestors that aren’t Heathen? What are the disir and the alfar? How do we honor the Heathens that came before us? This episode is dedicated in loving memory of Rod Landreth, who passed away on July 18,…

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Episode 3 – The N00BCast

Josh, Lauren, and Thorin are joined by Kevin (/u/aleglad) to discuss common misconceptions by new Heathens. This week’s music is “The Name I Leave” by sveitthrone Visit the Accessible Heathenry Project for text-to-speech app information. Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 2 – Icelandic Flack

Josh, Lauren, & Thorin discuss the American Heathen reaction to Iceland’s new Asatru Temple and their decision to perform gay marriages, and a plethora of other topics. Reading List available on Reddit Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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Episode 1 – We all die horribly

In their inaugural episode, Josh and Lauren take on Heathen recognition by the military and marriage equality. They are joined by Toby (/u/forvin) and later Thorin to discuss what exactly is marriage in Heathenry, and what makes a family. Links mentioned: Heathen Debate  Asatru on Reddit Support us by visiting our Patreon and Amazon Store

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