Chivalry Today Podcast

de Scott Farrell

Reimagining the Code of Chivalry

Episodios

Conversation with Ken Mondschein

por Scott Farrell

Whatever else you may say about our current state of affairs, this is undoubtedly the golden age of binge watching. And for those with any sort of interest in knights and armor and epic adventures, one of the binge-worthy series of choice is certainly Game of Thrones. Whether you’ve seen the series a dozen times […]

Conversation With Dr. Tobias Capwell Part 2

por Scott Farrell

Hard to believe that it was just three months ago, in October of 2019, that the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a truly remarkable exhibition called The Last Knight – the Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximillian I. Hard to believe, because as we record this episode of our podcast, the exhibition is […]

Conversation With Christian Tobler

por Scott Farrell

It seems among the world of medieval history enthusiasts as well as serious students of the historical fighting arts, the New York Metropolitan Museum’s temporary exhibition The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximillian I, has become something of a pilgrimage for the devout – at least to judge from the number of […]

Conversation With Dr. Tobias Capwell

por Scott Farrell

On October 7 of 2019, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art opened an exhibition called The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximillian I. This display is an ambitious undertaking, featuring more than 180 pieces from museums and collections throughout America, Europe and the Middle East. Maximillian’s passion for the trappings of […]

Conversation with Jason Kingsley OBE

por Scott Farrell

One of the challenges of studying history is to avoid looking into the past with a myopic view – to think that people of times past were somehow more simplistic, predictable, or uniform than we are today. When we study a historical period like the Middle Ages, we should strive to appreciate the depth and […]

Conversation With Dr. Christian Miller

por Scott Farrell

Whatever your standard for virtuous behavior – the code of chivalry, the Ten Commandments, the practice of good sportsmanship, or the Golden Rule – that fact is that the vast majority of us don’t manage to put those principles into practice each and every day of our lives. By the same token, most of us […]

Conversation With Jonathan Tavares

por Scott Farrell

If you are one of the many medieval enthusiasts who enjoy this show, and who studies (or perhaps even re-creates) famous battles, dueling, jousting, hunting, knighthood, and the ideals and literature of chivalry, then I’ll bet you have a “bucket list” of arms and armor exhibitions that you have visited, or want to visit in […]

Conversation With Jeffrey Wasson

por Scott Farrell

Serious scholars of history might once have scoffed at the notion of undertaking an arts and crafts project as a means of historical study. In recent years, however, dedicated efforts into living history and immersive historical experimentation have proved that bringing history to life can, in fact, achieve a different sort of understanding to research […]

Conversation With Christian Cameron

por Scott Farrell

MAKE A DONATION ONLINE to help pay for the production of this podcast. Anyone who has read Christian Cameron’s historical adventure novels, such as the William Gold series, knows that creating a detailed medieval setting is one of his fortés. He is an author quite skilled at describing battles, armor, and fighting tactics, and at […]

Conversation With Richard Marsden

por Scott Farrell

Martial arts practice today is a relatively commonplace affair. In dojos, gyms, and studios all over the country (in truth, all over the world) students practice judo, karate, fencing, kendo, escrima, wrestling and boxing as part of their everyday lives – lives that don’t involve duels, assassination attempts, or open warfare. Though these sports maybe confined […]

Podcast Extra: Peter Johnsson on Swords

por Scott Farrell

In the first part of my conversation with sword maker Peter Johnsson, we talked at length about the symbolism and cultural significance of the sword, and how it reflects both medieval and modern understandings of the ideals of chivalry. But after the show was over, we went on talking and we both realized that our […]

Conversation With Peter Johnsson

por Scott Farrell

There is a special place in heroic lore for those who deal in the craft of weapons – specifically, for the smiths who make swords. Far from being just a “big ol’ knife,” the sword – in legends – becomes an extension of the personality of the hero (or the villain), and as such, the man […]

Conversation With Lonnie Colson

por Scott Farrell

From the drama The Walking Dead to the peppy teen comedy iZombie to the literary parody Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the zombie apocalypse concept has become such a popular trope in today’s world that it is spilling over into just about every genre of entertainment. This year you can bet there will plenty of […]

Conversation With Devon Boorman

por Scott Farrell

Historical sword-combat instructor Devon Boorman was asked to give an inspirational talk at a TED Conference. His presentation drew upon the historical values of confidence, prowess, and humility – ideals of the code of chivalry! In this conversation, he describes the process of bringing historical ideals of honor to the TED stage. TED Talks are […]

Discussing Rules For A Knight By Ethan Hawke

por Scott Farrell

Here is a little detour from our usual podcast format: In this episode we had hoped to bring listeners an interview with author Ethan Hawke – the same Ethan Hawke you maybe familiar with from his work on screen in films like Gattica, Dead Poet’s Society, and even the title role of Hamlet, as well as […]

Conversation With Christian Tobler

por Scott Farrell

How do the efforts to revive a 500-year-old style of German sword combat help us understand the ideals of chivalry in medieval culture, and its place in the world today? Author and historical researcher Christian Tobler joins us to discuss that question. When Christian Tobler’s book “Fighting With The German Longsword” was published in 2004, it was […]

Conversation With: Prof. Anne Curry

por Scott Farrell

Prof. Curry joins Scott to talk about the medieval woman's perspective of honor, chivalry, and tragedy in wake of Agincourt.

Conversation with Stephen Cooper

por Scott Farrell

Among the events of conflict and military activity in the age of chivalry, the battle of Agincourt stands head-and-shoulders above just about anything else. Fought on October 25, 1415, Agincourt is the place where an outnumbered army of Englishmen, a “band of brothers” composed primarily of archers and led by King Henry V, defeated a […]

Conversation with Guy Windsor

por Scott Farrell

Guy Windsor joins host Scott Farrell for a conversation about the art of Fiore’s longsword and the martial virtues of knighthood and swordsmanship in the 14th century.

Conversation with Jessica Finley

por Scott Farrell

Jessica Finley joins host Scott Farrell to talk about the knightly practice of passages of arms in the Middle Ages, and why she (and her fellow combatants) find importance in reviving this chivalric custom in the 21st century.

Conversation With: Dr. Tobias Capwell (Arms and Armor Curator, Wallace Collection)

por Scott Farrell

Dr. Tobias Capwell, sometimes known as the "curator in armor," joins the podcast for a conversation about English fashion and armor, the life and death of Richard III, and chivalry in medieval English culture.

Conversation With: Dr. Elizabeth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum “Chivalry in the Middle Ages”)

por Scott Farrell

Medieval illustrations show the ideals of chivalry playing out in real life on the pages of manuals of hunting etiquette, rolls of legal and financial disputes, and strategy guides for popular games like chess.

Conversation With: Heather Dale (Celtic Avalon Concert)

por Scott Farrell

Heather Dale taking things up a notch. Earlier this year, Heather announced a new project called Celtic Avalon - a full-scale traveling stage show about the legends of Camelot.

Conversation With: Author Christian Cameron

por Scott Farrell

In his newest novel, "The Ill Made Knight," author Christian Cameron gives readers a complex, nuanced, and extremely realistic view of both the profession, and the chivalric philosophy of a young knight of the 14th century.

Conversation With: Prof. Steven Muhlberger

por Scott Farrell

In a world marked by ferocious politics, economic change, warfare and violence, social upheaval, and religious schism, how, exactly did chivalrous knights and their sword fighting games and jousting activities fit into the scheme of everyday life?

Conversation With: Heather Dale

por Scott Farrell

Folksinger Heather Dale joins Scott to talk about chivalry in her Arthurian-themed music, and working by the business model of Camelot.

Conversation With: Gemini Asonte

por Scott Farrell

Gemini Asonte, head of the Knight's Quest Academy, joins Scott Farrell for a conversation about his style of medieval combat, and how he teaches his students to be safe, train hard, and be knightly.

Conversation With: Matt Hiltman

por Scott Farrell

Matt Hiltman, professional jouster and student of philosophy, joins host Scott Farrell for a hard-hitting conversation about Full Metal Jousting and Chivalry Today.

Podcast 62: Public Understanding of Chivalry

por Scott Farrell

In the podcast's final episode, Prof. Paul Sturtevant, founder of the Society for the Public Perception of the Middle Ages, joins Scott to talk about the organization and how modern understanding of chivalry is built

Podcast 61: The Knightly Art of Fiore

por Scott Farrell

Prof. Ken Mondschein joins Scott Farrell to talk about his new book “The Knightly Art Of Battle,” which explores both the military skills, and the detailed artwork found in the late medieval fighting manuscript Flos Duellatorum.

Podcast 60: Chivalry Makes The Lyst

por Scott Farrell

The organizers of the 2012 Lysts On The Lake, Steve Hemphill and Scott Wilson, discuss this upcoming event that combines the sport of competitive jousting with the burgeoning interest in the field of Western martial arts and historical sword combat

Podcast 59: Chivalry To The Extreme

por Scott Farrell

Recently there’s been a shift – away from the dramatized depiction of the joust as a set piece of conflict and hero’s journey, and more towards restoring the jousting match as an honest, unscripted athletic competition.

Podcast 58: The Style of Chivalry In the Armourer’s Art

por Scott Farrell

To learn about medieval armor, there’s nothing quite like holding a piece of it in your hands – although the Royal Armouries' recent collaborative project is just about as close as your going to get.

Podcast 38: Ideology of Chivalry

por Scott Farrell

In this episode: Scott is joined by Prof. Richard Kaeuper, author of Holy Warriors: The Religious Ideology of Chivalry for a conversation about the sometimes tenuous relationship between knights and the church throughout the Middle Ages, and how the teachings of Christianity affected the ideals of chivalry. Also: An interview with Sarah Wendell, co-author of Beyond Heaving Bosoms, about “romance novel chivalry”; and we want you to take our listener challenge!

Podcast 57: Chivalry Urbanis – Civil-izing the Knightly Code

por Scott Farrell

Scott speaks with Prof. P.M. Forni, founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project and author of the book Choosing Civility, who discusses the history of “civil” behavior and chivalry