October Newsletter 2021

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

My most important task, keeping the links clean and unbroken, is complete. I did a touch of updating the summaries and descriptions in places where it was needed. The next big update will be an upgrade to the site, and I plan to start adding in plug-ins for some of the more advanced features which I’ve been hoping to access, but have been biding my time for. I suspect I’ll spend much of the winter working on the complete upgrade, so keep an eye out for interesting developments over the next few months.

Site upgrades, and the entire project, is made possible by the support of those committed to making this space a tangible reality. I am honored to add Dominique J Knight to the rolls as a supporting member through Patreon. If you have derived any value from the use of this website or the informative and entertaining content, please consider joining on Patreon, I offer incentives to include early content and creative control over future work whenever possible as an added benefit, and you will be contributing to what makes this the best medieval corner of the internet.

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How Two Medieval Episode 33 – The Anthropology Perspective with Madeleine Smith

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Join Matt and me as we talk to special guest Madeleine 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. 

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How Two Medieval Episode 32 – H2M Reacts to The Green Knight and Last Duel Trailers

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Not only do Matt and I share our initial thoughts on these two films based only on their trailers, but we spend sometime discussing the complicated relationship between the medieval living history community and medieval themed movies produced by Hollywood. 

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July Newsletter 2021

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

All links and information on the website is current and functional! There were fewer dead links this month than there have been in the past. Perhaps that’s a good thing on behalf of my continual pruning, or perhaps it’s just the community on the internet is better about keeping their sites running. I’m inclined to assume it’s the latter, optimism is healthy.

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How Two Medieval Episode 31 – Event Cooking

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Join Matt and I as we provide an overview of cooking at events or when camping, which generally involves cooking over an open flame.

Also a shout out to Mike Baker and his new podcast Deconstructing History.

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June Newsletter 2021

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

My how time flies when you have an infant. I have kept the website clean, however, and continue to add descriptions to the tutorials section. Likewise I have added some living history groups to the Groups Billboard as I find them. If I’m missing someone, let me know! I want everyone to be included. Speaking of making sure people are included, I am quite pleased to add Matthew Blacks, the Captain of the Guard to the member roll of the Household of Dinthwaite!

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How Two Medieval Episode 30 – Reenactorisms

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Join Matt and me as we tackle the touchy subject of reenactorisms and how they proliferate through the community. 

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How Two Medieval Episode 29 – Pilgrim Progress Challenge 2021 Aftershow

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Join Matt and me as we discuss our favorite event of the year: The Pilgrim Progress Challenge! We 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.

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May Newsletter 2021

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

Work around the turnip-sphere has been fairly light this month, owing to the new baby! All infants are a bundle of joy, but also a bundle of work, and a bundle of sleep deprivation, and I love her all the same, but I take an active role in the lives of my children which, when they’re this age, is a sizable burden of time. Not to fear! I’ve kept the lights on, and even had a bit of fun! Plus, I’ve added the Media-Eval podcast to the website list, and I have been able to start adding some descriptions to items on various lists which need more explanation than just a boring link.

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