What is Jarnsaxa Rising?

Jarnsaxa Rising is an audio drama or audio fiction podcast. This revenge tragedy combines Norse Mythology with the climate crisis. If you’re interested in Norse tales outside of the Marvel canon, based on The Poetic Edda, where Asgardians and Jotuns use humans as pawns to attack each other, this is your listening experience.

How Do I Listen to Jarnsaxa Rising?

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Illustration by Matt Lichtenwalner.

Is Jarnsaxa Rising a New Podcast?

Nope. Jarnsaxa Rising has been around for a while now. But, every time Marvel releases a Thor movie or a Loki television show, interest in the podcast re-emerges.

Interest in Jarnsaxa also rematerializes when Neil Gaiman makes new stories about old gods and immortal creatures. He’s very good at getting people excited about endless beings.

Loads more details, including reviews and content warnings, are available in the Jarnsaxa Rising Press Kit.

Who is Jarnsaxa?

She’s your best friend, your worst nightmare, one of the nine mothers of Heimdallr, the mother of Modi and Magni, the last surviving full-blooded Jotun, the Queen of Blades, the goddess of iron, the love of Thor’s life, and a menace to society. I love her.

More details here: Who Is Jarnsaxa?

Why or How Should I Listen to the Jarnsaxa Rising Podcast?

If you enjoy American Gods, Sandman, the Thor Movies, the Loki series, Good Omens, and/or the Norse Myths, this is your kind of show. If you enjoy Dykes to Watch Out For, Ocean’s 8, and/or The Net, this podcast will also be your kind of adventure, though not as obviously.

This podcast pairs well with knitting, long car rides, tasty beverages and snacks, and either headphones or a stereo listening environment. It’s not intended for children. There is occasional panning in the first episode that may make some audiences dizzy, so grab a comfy seat. You can listen to Jarnsaxa Rising wherever you get fine podcasts.

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PodCon2 Contest!

The PodCon2 Hangover Contest is here!

We have returned from PodCon2 in Seattle! It was an enlightening experience. Highlights included:

  • Meeting other podcasters and some of our Patreon supporters
  • Spending time in the Alba Salix community and conversation pit (I always enjoyed listening to that show, and they’re such good people)
  • Multitude Productions‘ generosity of knowledge, with strategies, tips, inside information and understanding of how pre-production, press and sponsorship work
  • The Audio Fiction* panels, with great insights from creators about how sound and story harmonize. I’m still thinking about what Mischa Stanton said about sound texture, and the hinges in the cabinet doors in The Far Meridian.

Needless to say, Vince and Lindsay ate and drank their way across Seattle, and had a wonderful time getting vertigo at The Space Needle.

fullsizeoutput_1dd8If you attended PodCon2, you know that stickers are the coin of the realm. If you met Vince and or Lindsay, you know that they were so mentally consumed with the #federalshutdown and the #TSAworkersplight that they FORGOT TO BRING THEIR STICKERS. But, they can be yours, because we’re having a…

PODCON HANGOVER CONTEST! 

Participation in the contest is easy. Here’s all you have to do.

Send an email to jarnsaxa@jarnsaxarising.com with answers to the following questions.

  1. What kind of food did Eric offer Jarnsaxa in Season 1?
  2. What kind of fruit did Hel offer Eric in Season 2?
  3. What color shirt was Alexander Danner (of Greater Boston and What’s The Frequency) wearing at PodCon2 on Sunday?
  4. What color blouse was Elena Fernandez-Collins wearing at PodCon2 on Saturday?
  5. Who (specifically) helped Jasper get to Yggdrasil in Season 2?

The first 30 people to email us answers to these questions will get one of each sticker above (except not the Stickermule one, I just put that in there because, hey, they sent it, I might as well promote them, right?), mailed to them, via USPS.

ONE person who can answer all of the the above questions correctly will win the Jarnsaxa Rising t-shirt of their choice from TeePublic. And yes, we are adding new designs! In the event of a tie, we will figure something out.

CONTEST DEADLINE:  Thursday, January 31, 2019, 12pm, midnight, Eastern, US (Philly time).

By participating in this contest, you give permission for us to mail the stickers to the address you provide, and to send you email in the future about Jarnsaxa Rising, and news about 6630 Productions’ future projects.

GO, GET ‘EM, TIGER. And thank you to everyone at PodCon2!

 

*You say fiction, I say drama: potayto, potahto, tomayto, tomahto, let’s call the whole thing off.

 

Episode 8: Charged and Grounded

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Illustration by Matt Lichtenwalner.

Jarnsaxa’s final battle with Balder and Thor forces her to abandon her usual tactics. Using Nikea’s flash drive, she explodes the witch bottle, attacking the corporation in a sonic storm. Thor takes her to Yggdrasil. Reunited with Eric, she must make hard choices about the future for her own children, and Eric’s.

Listen now!

A transcript of Episode 8 is available here, via Google Drive.

For more information about the cast and crew, visit

https://jarnsaxarising.com/about/creative-team/

Join our community!

https://www.patreon.com/6630Productions

Twitter: @JarnsaxaRising

https://www.facebook.com/JarnsaxaRising/

New Reviews!

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Photo supplied by Beverly +Pack, Flickr. “It is believed that A/2C Courtney is the only WAF Bugler in the Air Force. 23 June 1953”

Two terrific reviews for Jarnsaxa Rising are making their rounds on the Internet!

Podcast enthusiasts know that not much traditional journalism happens with regard to podcasts, especially independent creations. However, a few dedicated, kind souls write about podcasts, and write very well.

Wil Williams is a tireless advocate of podcast media, particularly when it comes to audio drama. She has a keen ear for detail, working to make the world of listening entertainment better. Since her bar is high, we are particularly grateful for her thoughtful consideration of Jarnsaxa Rising. To read more of her thoughts, subscribe to her blog and follow her on Twitter @wilwrites.

“Jarnsaxa Rising” an Exciting, Intriguing Blend of Mythology and Dystopia

Elena Fernández-Collins is another hardworking podcast advocate. She writes for Bello Collective, and publishes a tinyletter called AudioDramatic, in which she reviews podcasts, and provides thoughtful musings on how podcast communities strengthen us as people, sharing ideas through listening. You can also find her on Twitter as @Shomarq. Subscribe to her newsletters for a comforting cup of audio nurturance.

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Podcasting is sometimes a lonely business. After the recording is finished, the process of editing and promotion means a lot of time spent at your desk in front of a screen. Reviews like this make it all worth while. Thank you, ladies, for making us feel like real, live artists.

"The black-browed maid stood upon the bank as the red ship sailed away from Novgorod." Illustration from "The Russian Story Book" by Richard Wilson, illustrated by Frank C. Papé, 1916. Public domain.
“The black-browed maid stood upon the bank as the red ship sailed away from Novgorod.” Illustration from “The Russian Story Book” by Richard Wilson, illustrated by Frank C. Papé, 1916. Public domain.

YOU TOO can put wind in our sails with a review! Share a thought on Twitter and include @JarnsaxaRising so we’ll be notified when you post it! Write a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser! Leave a comment on our Facebook page! The more you share about us, the stronger our community grows.

Thanks for reading! And if you haven’t had a chance to hear the story yet, why not listen now? 

Transcripts are also available.

 

 

 

More new art for Season 2 of Jarnsaxa Rising!

Have you seen Sif and Eric yet?

Her hair’s shorn (if you’ve heard Season 1, you recall that unfortunate incident), and she’s on a journey. She’s reluctantly agreed to bring Eric along, since they have a common wound from Loki’s trickery.  But where is their next stop? And who’s chasing them?

Sif and Eric
Illustration by Matthew Lichtenwalner. Check out his art at dragonbones.net!

You can listen to Episodes 1 and 2 of Season 2, as well as all of Season 1, via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite pod catcher.

Also, the transcripts of Season 2, Episodes 1 and 2 are available for your reading pleasure.

Do you enjoy what you’ve heard and seen so far? Why not leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser? Reviews move us up in the charts, so more people can find us.

Thanks!

Episodes 1 and 2

The first two episodes of Jarnsaxa Rising are available for your listening pleasure!

Episode 1, We Who Contain Multitudes: In September of 1944, Jarnsaxa wakes in her witch bottle on the island of Sottunga. A plane crashes, bringing strangers to her realm. Will they free her? What are their intentions? Are humans worth her loyalty?

Episode 2, Only The Best & Brightest: Jarnsaxa and Loki infiltrate The Hei Shui Corporation, using the bodies of Bachman and Eric. Familiar voices distract them from their mission. Eric wakes in the Land of the Dwarves and meets Sif, only to risk making an enemy of her. Thor prepares for another of Odin’s murderous errands, and Heimdall demands answers.

Click on Creative Team to see our performers and crew!

A transcript of Episode 1 is available now. Episode 2’s transcript is coming soon.

Share with your like-minded comrades, and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser!

Less than 12 days to go.

Frank Olsen NorwayJarnsaxa returns on the new moon. In the meantime, here’s a sample to whet your appetite.

Coming Soon: Jarnsaxa Rising

You can listen to the saga on the podcast app of your choice: click “Listen Now” at the top for a few links.

Getting ready for the Season 2 launch

You might notice that the Season 1 podcast feed disappears and reappears today. Nothing to worry about (knock wood). We’re doing a little bit of housekeeping, and getting our RSS feed ready for Season 2.

In the meantime, you can subscribe to this blog for updates, and follow us on Twitter or Facebook (just search for Jarnsaxa Rising), so you’l be able to get the story as soon as we launch.

Thanks!

New Review and Dramaturg Love!

Thrym, King of Jotunheim, approves.
Thrym, King of Jotunheim, approves.

Working on the website re-design means double-checking links which means having Google serve you up some delightful review surprise goodness!

Carolyn Ducker did a deep listen and wrote a review about Jarnsaxa Rising Season 1 at Geek Girl Authority. This review is really well-written, going into details of how all elements worked for her. I’ve read a lot of reviews in my time, and Ms. Ducker is very good with structure and prose, pointing out how her listening experience worked. In particular, I’m very excited because she praised our dramaturg, Kit Gordon. Dramaturgs are essential to writers, directors and producers, providing an advocate for the best possible story. They never get enough love.

Thank you, Carolyn!