Hosts and Staff

One of the co-founders of the Midgard Network, Lauren Crow has been involved in radio and podcasting since she made her first appearance on air at the age of 5. She has been heard on air across the United States through voiceover work, and spent 10 years as on air talent across the South.

Lauren became Heathen in 2o02, and founded Black Bear Kindred in 2005. She has served as the She Who Must Be Obeyed since the founding. She hosted the Heathen Talk podcast from 2015-2017, and has been published Panagyria Magazine.  She currently resides in Little Rock, AR and is married with two dogs.

While stationed in Germany as a member of the US Air Force, Alvilldr in fägra found her way to the old gods. After a decade in Europe, exploring museums and historical sites, she earned her Master's degree in History, specializing in Late Antiquity and Early Medieval Europe. Alvilldr is the author of Sheathenry, Volume I: Ritual Practices of Modern Heathen Women, Sheathenry the Blog, the editor of Saga: A Journal by Heathen Women, and a coordinator of the Conference of Heathen Women. She resides in Chattanooga, TN where she is a textile artist, teacher, writer, and PhD candidate. She's married and has two mischievous kitties. Alvilldr is one of the co-founders of the Midgard Network.

Ben Waggoner is the author of 10 translations and current publications director for The Troth who has been studying Icelandic languages for over 10 years. He is a member of Black Bear Kindred of Central Arkansas, married to his gorgeous wife Mandy and has a lively son who is a born Thorsman. In his free time, he is a college professor.