The Vikings Podcast #206: Unforgiven

Viking Family MedievalLagertha gets sweet revenge! Bjorn finds love, Ragnar defends his honor and Jarl Borg is ready to soar with the Eagles! This week was another great episode of Vikings.

On this episode of The Vikings Podcast we’ll review and recap episode 6, Unforgiven. Then we’ll look at the history presented in the show and see how it compares to actual history.

Unforgiven

King Horik returns to Kattegat with a surprising proposition for Ragnar. Lagertha runs into a less than enthusiastic homecoming from her new husband. Athelstan, struggling with his own inner demons, becomes confidant to King Ecbert.


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4 Responses to The Vikings Podcast #206: Unforgiven
  1. brianpcombs
    April 17, 2014 | 13:39

    I have to say, I’m impressed about your blood eagle prediction. It was spot on.

    And, it was cool that I knew what a blood eagle was. As soon as Ragnar said he was going to give Borg the blood eagle, I hit pause and explained to my wife what it was. She was stunned when it matched what Ragnar said.

    As for Athelstan, here’s what I think is going on. We’re towards the end of the so called Dark Ages. Much of the scientific and cultural information in the world was controlled by the Church. Certainly, something written in Latin could only be read and understood by someone with Church training.

    Ecbert doesn’t really trust the Church because he doesn’t control them.

    In Athelstan, Ecbert sees a way to access this knowledge without the Church knowing. If Athelstan gives him any lip, Ecbert will just turn him over to the Church and Athelstan will find himself nailed to a tree again.

  2. Archivist
    April 17, 2014 | 22:38

    brianpcombs That’s awesome! Impressing the wife is always a good thing!

    I like your theory on Athelstan, I think you may be right. Ecbert is a cunning man.

    Thanks for listening to the show.

  3. RagnarAlexanderLothbrok
    April 17, 2014 | 23:04

    Please, where is the podcast for episode 02×07? I have to listen to that, before watch the 8th episode. Your podcast is essential for me, is like part of the show.
    You are amazing! thanks for the work.
    Greetings from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  4. Archivist
    April 22, 2014 | 00:35

    RagnarAlexanderLothbrok Episode 207 is live! Sorry for the delay. 208 will be up by Thursday. I’m glad you are enjoying the podcast! It’s great to have listeners from around the world.