Age of Arthurs

New tales of the Round Table

N. C. Wyeth illustration from <em>The Boy’s King Arthur</em>: “And when they came to the sword that the hand held, King Arthur took it up.” (Wikimedia Commons)
N. C. Wyeth illustration from The Boy’s King Arthur: “And when they came to the sword that the hand held, King Arthur took it up.” (Wikimedia Commons)

If you were to distill the story of King Arthur and the Knights of Camelot down to its essence, you might find on three nouns: Sword Stone Table. That’s the title of a new collection of Arthurian retellings, edited by Swapna Krishna and Jenn Northington, that imagines the legends of yore in a London coffee shop, a dystopian Mexico City, Anishinaabe country, and even on Mars. Krishna and Northington join the podcast to talk about the Arthurs, Merlins, Guineveres, Lancelots, Morgans, and more who populate the once and future land of our imagination.

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Music featured from Strobotone (“Medieval Theme 02”), courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Our theme music was composed by Nathan Prillaman.

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