Sep 11 • 5M

Bonus - The Vikings and White Supremacy w/ Lauren Poyer

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Danny and Derek welcome back to the program Lauren Poyer, assistant teaching professor at the University of Washington, to discuss the use of viking culture in the context of white supremacy. They explore 19th century efforts to create a Scandinavian and Germanic Volk, the dialogue between viking age archaeology and mythology, Scandanavian immigrants in the early 20th century US, Nazi interest in viking age imagery, how scholars of the viking age reoncile with white supremacist appropriation, and more.

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