Chivalry Today PodcastAuthor: Scott Farrell
26 May 2017

Chivalry Today Podcast

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The Code of Chivalry for the modern age

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    Podcast Extra: Peter Johnsson on Swords

    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 […]

  • Posted on 15 Apr 2017

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    Conversation With Peter Johnsson

    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 […]

  • Posted on 20 Dec 2016

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    Conversation With Lonnie Colson

    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 […]

  • Posted on 15 Oct 2016

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    Conversation With Devon Boorman

    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 […]

  • Posted on 22 Jun 2016

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    Discussing Rules For A Knight By Ethan Hawke

    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 […]

  • Posted on 07 Jan 2016

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