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In Research Of

Jan 16, 2022

EXPLICIT TAG - this episode contains a lot of swearing and complaining.

Blake and Jeb go in search of a lost Norse settlement in Canada, but discover that the real treasure isn't Vikings, and it definitely isn't the racist bullshit you meet along the way.  



Thomas E. Lee - professor whose weird (racist) theories are at the heart of this episode


"Hammer of Thor" - monument/dry-stack/possible Inuksuk at end of episode


Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson - Icelandic Heathenry Revitalist


The statue supposed to be of Erik the Red was actually of Thorfinn Karlsefni

Mjolner (aka Thor's Hammer)

Greenland (as a Norse Settlement)
The Gyrfalcon
Thule (aka Ultima Thule)
The Norse sorcerer Kolgrim
Journal article about “Viking” presence in Nunavik

Nimoy Fashion Alert:


Not in the episode - but stuff we talked about:

L'Anse aux Meadows - real Norse archeological site in Canada

The Mismeasure of Man (by Gould)

2021 Calls to boycott Canada Day after graves found

Triumph of the Moon (Ronald Hutton)

Famous statue of Leif Erikson