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Let’s Go To Spamalot (Even Though It Is A Silly Place)

Regular listeners of the Chivalry Today Podcast know we’ve kicked off our fourth season with a show that included an interview with actor Christopher Gurr, who has just taken over the role of King Arthur in the touring company of the Tony award-winning musical Spamalot. The show is based on (or, as its creator, Eric […]

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Summer Knight Surprises

The past three-day weekend marked the unofficial “end of summer.” Kids are all back in school, college campuses are bustling, and everyone’s returning to work and sharing pictures and tales of what they did and where they went over the summer. Of course, I’d love to tell you I went on a lengthy tour of […]

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A Taxing King Arthur Parabel

We think of the tales of King Arthur as ancient tales of a long-ago fantasy world, but it’s important to remember that, in their time, these stories were used as both political commentary and social satire. The tales of Camelot could be epic and romantic, but they could also be absurd and hilarious. (Anyone who […]

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In Chivalry We Trust

Time Magazine called him, The Man With America’s Trust — Walter Cronkite, of course. His recent death following his 70-year career in journalism and broadcasting has given the world an opportunity to examine, and even reassess, a value central to the Code of Chivalry: trust. Cronkite was voted (in a 1972 public opinion poll) “the […]

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A Little Touch Of Arthur On Sunday Night

They say that every generation re-invents the legend of King Arthur to meet its own needs, and to reflect its own values. The Victorians had the nostalgic idealism of Tennyson’s Idylls of the King; in the 60’s there was Camelot as a spot for peaceful happ’ly ever-aftering; and ushering in the 70’s was the biting […]

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Chivalry’s Dirty Laundry

The cover story of a recent issue of Maxim magazine sparked some interesting thoughts on the state of chivalry today. The piece was an interview with Moon Bloodgood, one of the stars of the summer action movie, “Terminator: Salvation.” Among a variety of questions, the reporter asked Ms. Bloodgood: Q: How can a guy get […]

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What Are We Up To Now?

In an effort to keep all of our newsletter subscribers, blog followers, website visitors, podcast listeners, and other friends and supporters “in the know,” we’ve added a new feature to the Chivalry Today website – a calendar of upcoming LIVE events.

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Come Join Us Live!

Summer is just around the corner – and summer is one of the busiest times for us here at Chivalry Today. We provide many of our live chivalry-themed presentations for youth camps, summer schools, libraries and other organizations looking for an exciting and engaging activity for their young attendees … and this summer will be […]

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Great Expectations: Chivalry In Tomorrow’s Knights

Many people today lament society’s seeming lack of chivalry — especially in the “younger generation,” the 21-and-under set. They declare that “kids these days” have no sense of courtesy and respect, and are simply focused on themselves. These critics often seek to place the blame on a variety of sources — the Internet, feminism, reality […]

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Knight vs. Pirate

A new show called “Deadliest Warrior” has debuted recently on cable TV with an intriguing premise. The show proposes a weekly match-up between warriors from two different cultures and time periods (with the help of some modern forensic investigation and computer simulation) to see which will prove more effective in battle. Ironically, one of the […]

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