Listen now (73 mins) | In this inaugural episode of the Weird Medieval Guys podcast, Olivia and Aran discuss why medieval art is so intriguing to modern viewers and what makes so much of it so weird. Also discussed are Galaxy Quest, Mel Gibson's crimes against the Middle Ages, and the future historic legacy of explicit images of Garfield the cat.
this was really interesting & the way you two converse made me giggle a lot!! there were some moments where it sounded like the microphone was being bumped which was a bit distracting for my ADHD brain, but i understand that this being the first podcast episode means you'll likely figure out how to iron out audio issues like that as you release more episodes :)
Fascinating posts. Thanks for posting these gems on Substack, they brighten my day and I am glad I found them.
PS: But, let’s all say a big collective no to Twitter( or whatever lunacy it now is called)
What fun. You could research "history of polluted water in the middle ages " and discover that you missed the easy medieval access to fresh water comment. Where do you think sewage went? A further look, and you'll discover the great salmon runs of the Rhine and Seine rivers went belly up beginning in the year 1000 AD. Spoiler: it was soil runoff into the rivers that doomed the mighty schools of fish as food stock for peasants and kings alike. Europeans often compromised the health and diversity of their environments in the past, as they continue to do so today.