Wednesday, March 5, 2008

ATM Episode #3

Swords Special
A beginners guide to swords, their history, function, myth and how to buy one suited to your purpose without being ripped off.

This is the re-edit of Ep#3 with the terrible pause, belch and mucked up dialogue removed! Terribly sorry about that if you heard the first version. Although I had a giggle at my idiocy I am sure many others did not. The idiocy at the end of the show however is intentional!


  • Who are you calling short!?!
  • The Templars were absolved of heresy!
  • From 1962 to 1982 Look and Learn Magazine entertained and educated children and adults alike with wonderfully illustrated publications
  • Art, cartoons and scary stories! is the address and if you want a comical medieval fix check out his short entitled “Marauder.
  • Wikipedia vs Islam
  • Shakespeare and Tudors


  • The Original Reenactor's Market in the UK March 14, 15 and 16, held at the Sports Connection in Ryton on Dunsmore in Warwickshire
  • The Crusades Easter Gathering
  • History Alive at Fort Lytton, Brisbane, Australia is on June 7th and 8th with Living History displays covering 2000 years of history.
  • Abbey Medieval Festival is a weeklong event culminating in a two day fair and tournament. It is in Caboolture, Qld 30mins from the CBD of Brisbane from July 5th to 13th. , for more details including their banquet.


The Sword it’s history, function and busted myths! where they have a detailed article on the topic of how swords were made in the middle ages

Katanas vs European swords has an in depth article on this subject


Right Click here to Download an MP3 of ATM#3

Click on play to stream the Episode