Podcast 35: Chivalry Takes Wing

In This Episode: Scott interviews author Rachel Dickinson, whose new book, Falconer On The Edge, explores the lifestyle of the men and women who hunt with birds of prey in today’s world, and carry on the traditions of this chivalric sport.

Plus: A conversation about the game of chess and the philosophy of chivalry with Prof. Benjamin Hale, senior editor of Philosophy Looks At Chess; and some thoughts on honorable behavior in Zulu stick fighting.

Segment 1: Chivalry, Zulu Style

  • Watch Battlefield Kali expert Burton Richardson training with Zulu tribesmen in a traditional stickfighting sport.

Segment 2: Chess and Chivalry with Prof. Benjamin Hale

Prof. Benjamin Hale, assistant professor in environmental studies and philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Prof. Benjamin Hale, assistant professor in environmental studies and philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Prof. Benjamin Hale and show host Scott Farrell had a 40-minute conversation about the philosophy of chivalry which had to be edited out of the podcast. Listen to what they had to say:

Rachel Dikinson, author of Falconer On The Edge

Rachel Dickinson, author of Falconer On The Edge

Segment 3: Interview with Rachel Dickinson, author of Falconer On The Edge: A Man, His Birds And The Vanishing Landscape Of The American West

  • Follow Rachel’s ongoing involvement in the world of falconry and falconers on her blog, Falconer On The Edge, which includes (seriously!) falconry haiku.

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