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As they explore the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese welcome readers of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and the other works in the Middle-earth legendarium to tune in as they discuss favorite passages from the books and films that started the worldwide fantasy phenomenon. Alan and Shawn engage in plenty of in-depth study of Tolkien's books, but with a healthy dose of self-effacing humor, pop-culture references, and bad puns. These are the ...
 
Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith - Join Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Richard Rohlin and their guest co-hosts as they explore the life, works and Middle-earth legendarium of author J. R. R. Tolkien, informed by the Orthodox Christian faith.
 
Welcome to “An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin’ Tolkien”. We invite you to join us in an adventure as Ezra and Lane delve deep into Middle Earth. Each fortnight we will gather for a book re-read, show speculation, and much more! So grab your book, a highlighter, cup of coffee, and keep a pocket-handkerchief close at hand. Remember, “Not all those who wander are lost” and we intend to let our imagination wander far and wide. Speak "Friend" and ENTER!!!
 
Since 2018, the Tolkien Experience Project has been collecting stories from Tolkien scholars and fans around the world. Now, we have partnered with The Prancing Pony Podcast and Dr. Sara Brown to create the Tolkien Experience Podcast — an attempt to bring the fan and scholarly communities together around our shared passion: the works of J.R.R. Tolkien! Each episode, Luke and Sara ask a notable scholar or member of the fan community to share their responses to the original Tolkien Experience ...
 
Mythgard Academy aims to make engaging discussions of fantasy and science fiction literature free and open to everyone. The Mythgard Academy program features live discussions with Dr. Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor, and other experts on speculative fiction. Books are nominated and voted on by our supporters, and recordings are available for free via podcast and the Signum University YouTube channel.
 
Two friends and the occasional guest take listeners on a chapter-by-chapter exploration of the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien by treating them as sacred texts worthy of close study. One is a relative newcomer and one has been calling herself a hobbit since the age of 8. Each week, we will cover a chapter through a different motif and use sacred practices to dive deep into the lore of Middle Earth.
 
Welcome to the the virtual Public House for Celtic Geek culture. Marc Gunn is your guide to honoring our past and adapting for our future. Grab a drink. Kick back. Listen to fun songs. Sing along. Then let's chat. If you have comments and want to chat in the pub, email him. Use #PubSongs when talking about this podcast.
 
The Flower of the Cedar is a tale of dryads, from a time long before human history began. Lara, a young dryad, once had three hearts (as with all her kind). To recover them and bring them to life, she must set out on an unknown journey. Fearing the god of the land, who reportedly devours hearts, and inexplicably drawn to the lamia (who, tales say, revive hearts by an ominous method called guttings), she leaves her home, embarking on the heart-finding quest. For lovers of fantasy, mythology, ...
 
Tolkien's Road is a chapter-by-chapter walkthrough of the collected writings of acclaimed author J. R. R. Tolkien starting with THE HOBBIT, continuing with THE LORD OF THE RINGS and beyond. Each episode will tackle two chapters in sequential order as co-hosts Jim Seals & Jason Tondro attempt to unpack the deeper meanings and themes to be found therein.
 
Join the father and son podcasting team of Michael and Micah (12 years old) as we discuss current news regarding all things J.R.R. Tolkien: literature, movies, audio, video, games, festivals, events, music, and more. We also delve deep into the world of Arda and Middle-earth via Tolkien's writings to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the world he created.
 
"There and Back Again"—Tales from Two Tolkienites is a podcast series filled with discussions of all things Tokien-related, including the history and literature of Middle-Earth, Lord of the Rings Online, and Tolkien’s Arthurian works. We will also have mini lessons on medieval and Renaissance history, Arthurian legend, and for the die-hard Tolkienites, some lessons on how to speak Elvish. Find us at thereandbackagain.podomatic.com, or follow us at thereandbackagaintolkienites.tumblr.com Shar ...
 
A Journey of discovery and inquiry, into the imagination of one of the greatest authors of the 21st century, J.R.R Tolkien. Cellar Door, hosted by Neisha T Mulchan and Luis Lacau, will explore the steps of Tolkien's mythology and the lore behind his vision. From the burst of sound that created the worlds, we will follow the lyrical notes creating the images and philosophies of his world. Cellar Door will explore the demogogy, the creation story, from the gods, to the birth of a Nation of rac ...
 
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This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 7, Homeward Bound Much less people in this chapter What does Rachel want you to do with your fingerprints? How long did we laugh at Rachel for? Bill the Pony, King of the Wolves. Support the Show at https://www.patreon.com/Soyouwanttoreadtolkien for exclusive content! …
 
Baaaack! Flies, Spiders, and Bombur!! ~ We move from Were-bears to black squirrels as we tromp into The Hobbit Chapter 8 - Flies and Spiders! We are excited to have you along for another adventure!!! Don't forget your pocket handkerchief ~ The Bywater Post: please send your "Tolkien Stories" to anunexpectedpod@gmail.com We will read and share those…
 
Being the eighty-sixth episode of the show in which being dramatic AF is a requirement to be king, there is lots of prolonged eye contact, and the movie is almost rated R. NEW MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=22597 That's What I'm Tolkien About is a proud member of WBNE. For more information, go to https://wbne.org/ The Show: Twitter - www.…
 
On this episode, we are continuing our After The Silmarillion series by taking a look at the contents of Unfinished Tales. Please patronize the Tolkien Road: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, follow us on Twitter via @TolkienRoad. Th…
 
We welcome the acclaimed illustrator Ted Nasmith back to The Prancing Pony Podcast for his first full-length interview! We catch up with Ted about life, art, and everything else since we last spoke to him at Tolkien 2019, including the recent publication of the illustrated edition of Unfinished Tales and teasers about the new illustrated edition of…
 
For this week's episode of the Tolkien Experience Podcast, I am very excited to share our interview with the creator of Diverse Tolkien! While she does not want me to use her name, the creator of Diverse Tolkien can be found on Twitter and Tumblr where she focuses on discussing anti-blackness in Tolkien's work and in the fan community. She wanted m…
 
The first in a series of videos covering the Dwarves of Thorin’s Company. Today, we cover brothers Dori, Nori, and Ori from their origins in the Blue Mountains to their post-Quest of Erebor adventures in Moria and the Battle of Dale. Since details are scarce on some of the dwarves, we will look to the Peter Jackson adaptations for further backgroun…
 
Jared, Oriana and Ned talk about Oriana’s choice of topic: Orcs. While not the only ‘bad guys’ in The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien’s wider mythology by a long shot, they’re generally the most common, appearing in everything from the earliest versions of the Book of Lost Tales to the final years of his reconsiderations and potential revisions. But …
 
In this episode: News: I’m moving! Movies/TV: My issues with Wonder Woman 1984; WandaVision; Star Wars: the Bad Batch premiere announced Peculiar Bunch: what’s the idea behind ‘penance’? Books: Save the Cat! The Last Book On Screenwriting That You’ll Ever Need – Blake Snyder Science & Technology: my reaction to the landing of the Mars Rover Perseve…
 
Steven “Yay!” Christoforou returns to the podcast to talk with Fr. Andrew about using Tolkien and other imaginative fiction in ministry, about what it means to live (and not live) in Sarumanic fashion, and how confronting monsters is at the core of the Christian life. Thrill as Steve can’t remember not to call him Sauron, Fr. Andrew badly pronounce…
 
The Vassals convene to chat about magical reptiles of various shapes and sizes. So grab your ceiling wax and look out for sharkdoors. Hosts:Peter/ShellfishMichal/inkasrainSara/DrBloodAmber/amberrocksZander/The Lord BaronMarie/NymeriaBen/King JucioAdam/drownedsnow Credits:Edited by Peter [MP3] Download or play this episode directly[Archive] View thi…
 
Jill, Eustace, and Caspian return to Our World. Your Lamp-post Links: The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorthy Sayers Barnes & Noble Special Edition of "The Chronicles of Narnia" Daniel's favorite covers of the series 1994 Book Covers Support us on Patreon or follow us into Narnia on our Twitter or Facebook pages. You can also email us at thenarniapod…
 
174: Council of Elrond Session 50 Mythmoot will be June 24-27! Stay tuned for future announcements on registration and presenters and check out the link: https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/​ In which we backtrack to Gandalf’s description of his relationship with Shadowfax. As his narrative come to an end, Gandalf announces that “The Tale is told…
 
Week 13: At the waterfall edge of the 7th circle Dante gives up his belt to conjure a ride. What is the truth which seems a lie? Poetic allegory of course. For Dante breaks the 4th wall to give his poem a name, Comedy, and to swear that he saw a beast swim in the air up the waterfall. Geryon is the impossible thing, but that’s ok, he’s a fraud. No,…
 
Week 14: True to the nature of Fraud, the 8th circle is an artificial construct of inverted imagery split into 10 concentric pockets, with bridges that look down upon each trench. The first pocket is a gender discriminated container for pimps and seducers, a sex traffic kept moving by demons with whips. The second pocket is an egalitarian circle of…
 
Dante Finds Himself Among Friends Week 12: There are no poor people in rings 8 and 9 of the 7th circle of Hell, but no one sees clearly either. Dante condescends to walk and talk with his old teacher Brunetto and stops to let three wealthy Florentine nobles ask for news from home. But everything about this tableau is inverted and full of oblique re…
 
Violence Against God Session 11: Still in the Seventh Circle, in the first ring of the third ring of the Violent, where the violent objector is the landscape itself, fiery sands and flaming rain that banish all growth, we see Capaneus stuck in his railing rebellion against Jove. In the Old Man of Crete we see from the Golden Age to the crumbling of…
 
This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 6, Many Partings Literally everyone is in this chapter. Again. There’s a funeral but it isn’t the saddest thing in this chapter We folks see each other again, or is it all a big death metaphor? Fucking Gandalf. Support the Show at https://www.patreon.com/Soyouwanttorea…
 
It's all going to be fine. Dragons are notoriously trustworthy and there can be no possible negative consequences to being friends with one. None at all. Good luck team...you're going to need it. Join three professional comedians and a real-life scholar of horror for adventures in an incredible world of goblins, elves, magic and bickering. Chaotic …
 
Being the eighty-fifth episode of the show in which we overthrow the oligarchy, there are a lot of parallels, and things would have gone way smoother if Faramir went instead of Boromir. That's What I'm Tolkien About is a proud member of WBNE. For more information, go to https://wbne.org/ NEW MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/?ref_id=22597 The Show: …
 
We’re counting down the top 10 Celtic bands you want to listen to for St Patrick’s Day 2021. Plus music from We Banjo 3, Lissa Schneckenburger, Screaming Orphans. Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic Geek culture. I am your Guide. My name is Marc Gunn. Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Su…
 
ON THIS EPISODE, we embark on our journey through the post-Silmarillion landscape by taking a high-level look at Unfinished Tales. Please patronize the Tolkien Road: https://patreon.com/tolkienroad For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, follow us on Twitter via @Tolkien…
 
Join us for this first interview of Season 4. Philip Athans was the Managing Editor at Wizards of the Coast when the Sembia: Gateway to the Realms, the Erevis Cale trilogy, and the Twilight War trilogy came out. He was THE Forgotten Realms guy over at Wizards, and we got to spend an hour with him! Come learn about the editorial and author selection…
 
Waiting for the Ents to make a decision turns out to be an exercise in patience for Merry and Pippin, until Treebeard mercifully excuses them from the proceedings. He leaves them in the company of Quickbeam: a younger, hastier Ent who’s about as hobbitish as they come (admittedly, a low bar). We get to the rocky bottom of the relationship between E…
 
In this episode: News: filming in Schiedam post-Covid Movies/TV: Tiny House Nation; the Expanse Peculiar Bunch: the story of St. Lidwina Books: The Steal Like an Artist Trilogy: How to Be Creative, Show Your Work, and Keep Going (affiliate links to Amazon) Science: China and the United Arab Emirates’ Mars probes have entered orbit. Technology: Batt…
 
The Vassals (and Bastards) conclude their voyage into George R. R. Martin’s science fiction universe. Join Amin, Duncan (aka Valkyrist), Michael (aka Mordion), and Zach (aka Alias) as they review two more short stories from Martin’s Thousand Worlds series – … Continue reading →By Vassals of Kingsgrave
 
173: Council of Elrond Session 49 02/02/21 TexMoot online is coming up! Check out https://signumuniversity.org/event/te...​ for details! In which we break down Gandalf’s path post-Weathertop back to Rivendell. Was it a wild-goose chase into the Ettenmoores? What did he hope to accomplish and what of the riders? Providence, doublespeak and more as G…
 
Neal Stephenson – the visionary #1 New York Times bestselling, critically acclaimed author of Seveneves, Reamde, Cryptonomicon, and Snow Crash – talks about his stunningly original and thought-provoking mashup of technothriller and high fantasy with FALL; OR, DODGE IN HELL.Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog a…
 
The four travelers attempt to return to the surface Your Lamp-post Links: You can find more of William O'Flaherty's work at the following links below. Essential CS Lewis All About Jack The Misquotable C.S. Lewis 90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. Lewis C.S Lewis Goes to Hell: A Companion and Study Guide to The Screwtape Letters Support us on Patreon or fol…
 
Being the eighty-fourth episode of the show in which there’s a terrible slow-motion scene, Aragorn is clean, and sometimes you fall in love with your gardener. That's What I'm Tolkien About is a proud member of WBNE. For more information, go to https://wbne.org/ The Show: Twitter - www.twitter.com/tolkienaboutpod Instagram - www.instagram.com/tolki…
 
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