To celebrate Game of Thrones: Season 5, the fabulous radio wizards at To the Best of Our Knowledge are running “Getting Medieval (Update)” in which me and Kelly DeVries, Bruce Holsinger, Aubrey Ralph, George RR Martin, Nick Bantock, and John Stauffer talk about everything from battle axes to belief.

You can listen to just my 12-min segment, sure, but then you’d be missing out on some good stuff. And books. (I can recommend Bruce Holsinger’s A Burnable Book: Chaucer and Gower and death and poetry. Go read it.) So get the whole 52-min show and learn how heavy that armour really was and what’s behind the popularity of historical fantasy. You know you want it!