Why do knights appear in wartime propaganda? How do conceptions of "medieval masculinity" manifest itself today? Is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade a modern medieval text? Well, in this week's exciting episode, we suit up and start the conversation with the lovely Paola Medina-Gonzalez. From homosocial spectacles at tournaments to Nazis dressed in drag, we take the deep dive. So brace yourselves -- it's time to get Modern Medieval.

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You can follow Paola on her Instagram: @gothartdaddy

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You can find Professor John H Arnold's book review for Professor Ruth Mazo Karras's book From Boys to Men: Formations of Masculinity in Late Medieval Europe here: https://reviews.history.ac.uk/review/358

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This week's icon is Knight in Gothic armour, 15th-century woodcut. Rosenwald Collection—Rare Book/Special Collections Reading Room/Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (LC Control No.: 48042317)

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