Podcast 36: Chivalry á la Shalott

Interview Guests Lisa Ann Sandell (Song of the Sparrow) and Erik Sass (The Mental_Floss History of the World) along with loyalty, leadership and the no-layoff policy.

In This Episode: Scott’s guest is author Lisa Ann Sandell, who presents a re-imagined version of the legend of the Lady of Shalott in an authentic 6th century setting in her novel Song Of The Sparrow. Plus: Humorist Erik Sass talks about the lighter side of the Age of Chivalry in his book The Mental_Floss History Of The World; and a look at loyalty, leadership and the “no-layoff policy.”

QuickLinks – Buy the titles from the authors interviewed in this show by using the following links:
Song of the Sparrow
The Mental_Floss History Of The World

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Segment 1: Loyalty, Leadership and No-Layoff


Lisa Ann Sandell, author of Song of the Sparrow, a re-imagined story of the Lady of Shalott based on current research into Arthurian legend and history.

Lisa Ann Sandell, author of Song of the Sparrow.

Segment 2: Chivalry á la Shalott – Interview with Lisa Ann Sandell, author of Song of the Sparrow

Below: Video of The Lady of Shalott, performed by Loreena McKennitt.


Erik Sass is co-author of The Mental_Floss History of the World, an irrverent romp through world history (including the Age of Chivalry).

Erik Sass is co-author of The Mental_Floss History of the World.

Segment 3: Erik Sass Flosses Up The Age of Chivalry

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Next month on Episode 37: Prof. Jennifer R. Goodman, author of Chivalry and Exploration: 1298-1630

About Scott Farrell

Scott Farrell is the founder and director of the Chivalry Today Educational Program. He gives dozens of live presentations on the history and values of chivalry every year at schools, libraries, and civic and professional organizations throughout Southern California. His thoughts and conversations on chivalry can be heard worldwide every month on his Chivalry Today Podcast. His essays on the code of chivalry have appeared in numerous magazines and books, including Living A Life Of Value (Jason Merchey, editor) and the forthcoming Martial Arts And Philosophy (Damon Young, editor).

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