How Two Medieval
By Ari & Matt
How Two MedievalMay 03, 2021
Episode 55 - Different Combat Rulesets
Episode 54 - Cultural Appreciation
Episode 53 - Labels and Vocabulary
Episode 52 - Inventories
Join Ari and Matt as they dig deeply into the use of inventories as part of constructing historical impressions.
Episode 51 - Colors and Clothes
Episode 50 - Mini Episode Seven (Personas)
Episode 49 - Dos and Don'ts of Newcomers
Episode 48 - Challenging Questions
Episode 47 - Elements of Good Events
Episode 46 - Books Highlight
Join Ari and Matt as they discuss some of their favorite books related to the medieval era.
Episode 45 - Burnout
Episode 44 - Hunter Impression
Exploring the Medieval Hunt
St. Hubert’s Rangers
The Forester’s Guild (SCA)
Paul Butler's Medieval Music
Episode 43 - New Year 2022
Episode 42 - Caveat Emptor
Episode 41 - Sources
Episode 40 - Gifting
Episode 39 - Imitations and its Limitations
Episode 38 - Review of The Green Knight
Episode 37 - Mini Episode Six (DoK 2021)
Ari invites you in and gives you a view into some of his thoughts about DoK.
Episode 36 - Buying Swords
Episode 35 - Contrasting Classical Reenactment
Join Ari and Matt as they discuss the differences between Classical and Medieval impressions with their friend Ben of The Missouri Order of Moderately Civilized Knight Guys.
We do briefly discuss white supremacy and coopted historical symbolism.
As always thanks to Paul Butler for allowing us the use of his music for our intro.
Episode 35 - Authenticity Standards
Episode 34 - Mini Episode Five (Personas w/ Matt)
On today's bonus episode join Matt as he takes you down some of his thoughts expanding on the ideas of personas.
Episode 33 - The Anthropology Perspective with Madeleine Smith
Join Ari and Matt as they talk to special guest Madeline Smith of the Actually Interesting History podcast about the insights anthropology can lend to the study of the past and by extension living history impressions.
Madeleine Smith, Actually Interesting History
A special thanks to Paul Butler for allowing us to use his music.
Episode 32 - H2M Reacts to The Green Knight and Last Duel Trailers
Not only do Ari and Matt share their initial thoughts on these two films based only on their trailers, but they spend sometime discussing the complicated relationship between the medieval living history community and medieval themed movies produced by Hollywood.
Episode 31 - Event Cooking
Episode 30 - Reenactorisms
Episode 29 - Pilgrim Progress Challenge 2021 Aftershow
Join Ari and Matt as they discuss their favorite events of the year: The Pilgrim Progress Challenge! They go into some of the work behind the scenes, as well as contrasting the evolution of the event from last year to this year, what went right, what can be improved upon, and a couple characteristic, charmingly roguish rabbit trails along the way.
Episode 28 - Medieval Urban Impressions Feat. Andrew of Popula Urbanum
Join Ari and Matt as they talk to their special guest Andrew of Popula Urbanum and the Modern Medieval Man about his research into the urban culture of the high medieval. We discuss special considerations and terminology of the city, the realities of city life, and what one can really expect from the merchant class.
Andrew's YouTube Channel Popula Urbanum
Modern Medieval Man on Instagram
Modern Medieval Man on Facebook
Episode 27 - Limited Resources
Episode 26 - Archer vs. Man At Arms Impressions
Join Ari and Matt as they discuss the equipment and status differences between the archers and the men at arms in English service during the high medieval period. They touch on some prevailing misconceptions, provide guidance, and tarry into thoroughly interesting, if only tangentially related topics as they meander through the subject.
Et ils révèlent même pourquoi cette phrase particulière est écrite en français!
Music by Paul Butler
Episode 25 - Mini Events
Episode 24 - Backstories to Personas and Impressions
Join Ari and Matt as they discuss the benefits of generating a detailed backstory for your impression, when a backstory crosses over into the territory of creating a character and not a personal, and at what point backstory may have diminishing returns for one's living history experience.
The intro music for this episode is an arrangement of a cantigas on citole by Paul Butler. His music and a copy of his album can be found at Paul Butler's Music.
Episode 23 - Mini Episode Four (Impressions)
In this mini episode Ari gives his thoughts on the specificity of impressions, and how they should (or rather shouldn't) necessarily interact with each other.
Episode 22 - Martial vs. Civilian Impressions
Episode 21 - Art of the Sword Conference (Before and After)
Join Ari and Matt as they discuss the Art of the Sword Conference both a few days before the event, and in the cathartic afterglow a week later.
Episode 20 - Justifications
Episode 19 - Digital Groups
Episode 18 - Mini Episode Three (Pass the Torch)
Episode 17 - Camping Part 2: Glamping
Join your hosts as they reprise the concept of medieval camping and explore, instead of the survival basics, some of the methods of camping in the most artistic and comfortable of ways.
Episode 16 - Mini Episode Two (Cold Hike)
Matt takes us along with him on a hike in cold weather to reflect on the conversation we had last week about tips for medieval clothing in cold weather.
Episode 15 - Cold Weather
Episode 14 - Mini Episode One (Gifts!)
In their debut mini-episode Ari and Matt take a moment to share with you the gifts they received over the holidays, talk a bit about the future, and announce a new contest for those musically inclined!
Episode 13: WWII Crossover featuring The Reenactor's Corner
Episode 12: little Q and A
Ari and I take some time to answer a few question submitted by some listeners. We give our thoughts from selecting our periods to how we pack for an event. Thanks again to everyone listening, its been a fun project and we look forward to many more episodes.
Todd of the Black Spear
Ari, The Turnip Of Terror
Toby's Harness Post
Burnadette's Scammed Dress Video
Episode 11: Camping part 1
In this episode Ari and I discuss what are the essentials to camping at a weekend event. We share lessons learned on tents, equipment and resources that you will need to survive a medieval weekend. This is only part 1, as there is so much more to talk about. Sorry for the long delay, we hope to get cracking at more episodes on a regular basis. Cheers and keep on re-enacting!
Host: Todd of the Black Spear (https://www.facebook.com/thecompanyoftheblackspear/)
Host: Ari, The Turnip of Terror (https://theturnipofterror.com/)
Link to our post for a Q/A: https://tinyurl.com/y84uerol
Episode 10: Getting involved with your local education system
We invite Matt Blazek to join us as we discus how one can get involved with your local school system and more. Matt is the founder of "The Agincourt Soldier", a hand s on traveling history display. He travels around New England schools give hands on history seminars to 6-12th grades. Matt is also in the works on various other digital products with like minded people, to bring history to people who don't have direct access to museums. So fill your cup and enjoy our 10th episode!
Todd Cornell- The Company of the Black Spears https://www.facebook.com/thecompanyoftheblackspear/
Ari- https: The turnip of terror //www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=the%20turnip%20of%20terror&epa=SEARCH_BOX
Matt Blazek- The Agincourt Soldier https://www.facebook.com/theagincourtsoldier/
History live north east- http://historylivenortheast.org/?fbclid=IwAR1A-VmZElnyPuaM37UJVq23NYWFWtYtf2Dgy9UIY02DCesH3gV4RRXsLhU
Episode 9: Interacting with the public
So how do I talk to the public at open events? Join Ari and I as we discuss interacting with the public and the benefits of public events. Does one assume the a role entirely and interact in 1st person? Do you take a 3rd person approach or possibly combine the two? Interacting with the public is very rewarding. You can even benefit by attracting other to your group. Sit back and enjoy.
Host: Todd of the Black Spear
Host: Ari, The Turnip of Terror
Ian laspina of Knyght Errant
Matt Blazek of The Agincourt Soldier
Days of Knights
Trevor of the Medieval Swordsman's Guild of Kansas City
Episode 8: Women and Living History
Living History isn't just for the guys. Join us as we invite Ann Asplund on the show to give her point of view on Women in living history. She is a 22 year veteran of living History and talented craftswoman. We discuss some of the hurtles a woman faces joining the hobby as well as ways to find your persona. Sorry for the long delay, hope to get back on schedule. Hope everyone is safe out there ands washing your hands.
Notes from the Show:
Episode 7: Tips on how to start your own group
Don't have a local group to join? Well start one! We invited long time Medieval enthusiast, Trevor Clemons to discuss just how to do that. Founder of the Medieval Swordsman Guild based in Kansas City, Trevor has over 30 years experience in Medieval activities. Together we discuss building up a group, setting goals, standards and mentoring new folks. So wash your hands, grab a drink and relax.
Links to topics covered:
Todd Cornell and the Company of the Black Spear (https://www.facebook.com/thecompanyoftheblackspear/)
Ari, The Turnip of Terror (https://theturnipofterror.com/)
Kansas City Swordsman Guild of Kansas City (https://www.kcsword.org/)
Christian Tobler Author Page (https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Henry-Tobler/e/B001K81474%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share)
Kansas City Renaissance Festival (http://www.kcrenfest.com/)
La Belle Compagnie (http://www.peelaffinity.net/)
Historic Enterprises (https://historicenterprises.com/)
How to Win Friends and Influence People (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Win_Friends_and_Influence_People)
The Five Love Languages (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Love_Languages)
The Days of Knights (https://thedaysofknights.com/)
Medieval Swordsman Guild of KC Discussion group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/403994301180/)
Die Schlachtschule (http://www.schlachtschule.org/)