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Amon Sûl

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Ancient Faith Radio

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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.
 
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 ...
 
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Athrabeth

Jude Vais & Stef Midlock

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Athrabeth is a monthly podcast that invites you down the lesser trod paths of Tolkien's Legendarium. Each episode we pick a single chapter, essay, fragment, or topic, and do a deep dive, exploring it as both fans and scholars.
 
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!!!
 
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Katie Sabo, Lauren Weaver, and Sky Swartout

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Three friends get together each week to read and discuss dense and rewarding books. Katie Sabo, Jon Cox, and Sky Swartout spend each week talking through a book chapter by chapter. A great book club experience, this show offers a conversational and fun way to read along!
 
Hosted by Chads from Texas.This is a podcast for you! We may be based in Texas but this podcast is not just for Texans. On this podcast, fans of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien from all over the world can come on with us and others for discussions on topics of your choosing. Anyone can sign up to come on and record an episode with us and other fans just like you, who are passionate about The Professor and his Legendarium. Or, if that's not your bale of hay, you can simply download and listen.New ...
 
Welcome to Unlimited Opinions! Have you ever wanted to listen to a lawyer and his teenage son discuss the history of philosophy and vague ideas about world mythology? No? Well, Mark and Adam Bishop are here to discuss it all the same! In Season 1, they covered Anthony Kenny's "A New History of Western Philosophy" in order to discuss truly groundbreaking and innovative commentary on Western philosophy. Now in Season 2, they are going chapter-by-chapter through Jake Jackson's "Myths & Legends" ...
 
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 ...
 
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Ringheads

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Ringheads

Bill Corbett & Sean Thomason

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An Unserious Guide to Lord of the Rings and JRR Tolkien. Bill Corbett of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax joins Rifftrax writer / producer Sean Thomason in getting way, way into the LOTR world. They delve too greedily and too deep!
 
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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Wade Center at Wheaton College (IL)

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The Wade Center Podcast features interviews and discussions with scholars and figures related to Wade Center and our authors: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams.
 
Green Dragon Live is for anyone who has, or has ever wanted to go to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Whether it is your first or eleventy-first time, we will be your guide through the Lord of The Rings, the Hobbit, the Silmarillion, and everything else that has to do with this world. We will dig deep and bring you all of the information you need to deepen your love and knowledge of Middle-earth.
 
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.
 
In this inspirational, hyper-informational encyclopodcast, husband-and-wife team Ryan and Joanna attempt to explain their respective nerd passions to each other. Each week, Joanna schools Ryan on one topic drawn from the web's oldest J.R.R. Tolkien resource, the Encyclopedia of Arda. In return, Ryan learns Joanna a thing or two about one topic drawn from the deliriously comprehensive Star Wars database, Wookieepedia. Will they turn each other into Lord of the Rings and Star Wars aficionados ...
 
On a dreary Tuesday morning in 1939, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien wandered into the Eagle & Child on St. Giles' Street in Oxford, England. The Eagle & Child was where these 'Inklings' gathered regularly to discuss their latest literary ideas, some of which would impact Christians worldwide for generations to come. The Eagle & Child Podcast is devoted to discussing the history and inspiring stories of influential Christian thinkers & their thoughts. 'A tip of the hat to the Inklings & Christ ...
 
Discussing solutions to the issues of modernity: > How to integrate technologies of the future and stories from the past to develop a sustainable path forward? > Are there current educational systems which can be better used to inspire critical and creative thought? > What effect does the internet have as mediator to our relationships of self, of community, and of environment?
 
Hosted by Larry Linenschmidt, Hill Country Institute Live is an ongoing conversation about issues of concern and interest to the Church today. We visit the life and works of giants of another day, such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and also spend time with people and ministries doing creative work to fight human trafficking, feed the poor, create quality art, be good stewards of the environment, and much more, all with the heart and mind of Christ. For more information about the events an ...
 
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MD Saiful Islam

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Enjoy amazing audiobooks and audio dramas. Please contact us if you would like to help us with some donation. Currently we are accepting donations! Here is our voice messages link https://anchor.fm/md-saiful-islam/message
 
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.
 
Join Ian McKellen (X-Men, The Lord of the Rings), Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy), Richard Armitage (Captain America, Spooks) and Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings) as they discuss their new film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.Based on the J.R.R Tolkien classic, about a curious Hobbit called Bilbo Baggins (Freeman) who sets off on an adventure with a group of Dwarves to reclaim a stolen treasure.
 
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The Extra Curricular

Katie Sabo, Chase Smith, and Juliana Antoninus

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Three friends get together each week and start talking Tolkien. Tolkien Expert Katie Sabo, casual fan Jon Cox, and newbie Chase Smith spend each week talking through these books chapter by chapter. A great book club experience, this show offers a conversational and fun way to read along!
 
There is something in the jungle of Irma Flores that has terrorized Sarah for years. As a scientist she needs to know what it is and by confronting this evil she is about to be awakened from her nightmare. She doesn’t know it but she will also begin her first faltering steps toward enlightenment. Along the way, she will have to contend with a strange dwarf people, pirates, corporate raiders and an obstinate lover. Her road to nirvana will be a raw and bruising journey that is certain to be b ...
 
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There are few artists who inspire us more than J.R.R. Tolkien. The breadth and quality of his life's work (both creatively and academically) serve as consistent reminders that the boundaries of the human imagination are limitless, that education and work are enhancements rather than distractions from creative enterprise, and that it is possible to …
 
Today we share a Q&A session between Bishop Barron and Maronite clergy following a talk he shared on the priesthood. In the Q&A, he answered several questions, including: Did Adam love Eve for the sake of God? What is Mary’s role in Jacob’s ladder? Do you have practical advice for people feeling confined by their vocation? How should we pick our ba…
 
In this episode, we take a close look at "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor" from Unfinished Tales! It’s a brief and fascinating account of the 3000 year history of Númenor, and contains a lot that needs to be unpacked! As we have explored before, the history of Númenor spans a vast period: over 3000 years. While works like “Akallabêth” and “The …
 
Dr. Cyril Jenkins, Richard and Fr. Andrew get together to look at three passages from The Nature of Middle-earth: “Beauty and Goodness,” “Mind Pictures / Knowledge and Memory,” and “Manwë’s Ban.” But first they discuss two listener comments -- on how Tolkien’s works inform one’s Christian faith and whether Tolkien risks being “canonized,” thus stif…
 
The shrieking cry of what might sound like a Ringwraith if they weren’t destroyed forever at the Ford of Bruinen (They were, right? Right!?) makes Frodo lose his grip and his sight while climbing down a cliff. He manages to land on his feet on a ledge not far below, but he can’t get back up or down without a rope, which Sam just so happens to have,…
 
In the first half of The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien the Company of the Ring scrambles to interpret strange signs as legends, such as the Ents, stride "on the green earth in the daylight." In part three of our series on The Lord of the Rings, Drs. Crystal and David C. Downing unpack the allusions, symbolism, deeper meaning, and significance found …
 
Being the one hundred and twentieth episode of the show in which Samara from The Ring makes a guest appearance, MC gets closure with an acorn, and the One ring is actually from Claire’s. NEW AUTUMNAL HOBBITY MERCH! Get shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, and more: https://bit.ly/2XAtEmN That's What I'm Tolkien About is a proud member of WBNE. For more i…
 
Misery! Never-ending misery! Join us as we look at impossible tasks, thousand-year punishments, bloody battles, and more fun stuff in Celtic mythology. We look at three major stories of the Invasion Cycle: The Quest of the Children of Tuirenn, The Tragedy of the Children of Lir, and the Wooing of Etain. We discuss the impossible tasks that Lugh of …
 
Lots of Real Talk in this episode. Real Talk: is Faramir the ideal Gondorian warrior-prince, or a whiny failson? Real Talk: are the Uruk-Hai unstoppable murder machines, or easily-killed training dummies for Gimli’s axe? Real Talk: will there ever be justice for Smeagol and his fish? Finally, Ringheads announces our upcoming Patreon video extras: w…
 
Climate change is the foremost problem of the age. The term involves a host of environmental issues adjacent and consequential to increased atmospheric greenhouse gases and rising temperatures- including biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, and permafrost melt. In this episode we discuss what caused the problem and potential ways to fix it, as w…
 
Pope Francis just announced he’s planning to declare a new Doctor of the Church, St. Irenaeus of Lyon. Who was he? What were his key ideas? Why does he still matter? That's what Bishop Barron and Brandon discuss in today's episode. Topics include: What’s a Doctor of the Church, and why should Irenaeus be declared one? How did Bishop first become ac…
 
In episode 261, we're discussing Tolkien's ORIGINAL and far more detailed ending to The Silmarillion. We're delighted to be joined once again by Keith Mathison. read The Silmarillion - A Tale of Two Endings WATCH THE EPISODE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew T, John R, Ms. Anonymous, Redhawk ***THIS EPISODE WAS RELEASED 3 DAYS EARLY AND AD-FREE FOR OUR P…
 
We finally begin our readthrough of Book IV of The Lord of the Rings with “The Taming of Sméagol”! All alone after fleeing Parth Galen, Frodo and Sam are lost among the barren slopes of the Emyn Muil, seeking a way down to the stinking bog below (zero stars for this hiking tour). But how alone are they, really? Are the two eyes following them attac…
 
For this episode, I had the chance to catch up with the creator of the YouTube Channel The Nerd of the Rings! Matt started his channel to talk about his passion for Tolkien and it has really taken off over the past two years! I was able to have a great conversation with him about what some of his favorite topics have been, and how he was first intr…
 
Being the one hundred and nineteenth episode of the show in which we still don’t know what the five armies are, Bard is still the best character. and Alfrid is still the worst. NEW AUTUMNAL HOBBITY MERCH! Get shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, and more: https://bit.ly/2XAtEmN That's What I'm Tolkien About is a proud member of WBNE. For more information…
 
Who in the world feeds flies? Apparently Sadaka, the hero of the Swahili story of the Three Tests! In this episode of Unlimited Opinions, we cover more than just fly-feeding as we look at African parables and how we can apply the morals of these stories to our lives today. We discuss the story of Walukaga the blacksmith and his order to be build an…
 
Ancient Greece had an advanced bureaucracy that developed a money economy (rather than a bartering economy), funded many public works and infrastructure, and allowed freedom of religion and culture. They valued balance between mind and body above all else. This society has captured the Western imagination and we want to discuss why.1:06- The Sustai…
 
Warg attack!! This is both a handy phrase for quickly getting off a Zoom call, and something that is happening to the Rohirrim as we start this section. Watch as our heroes fight these giant wolf-hyena-rats. And everyone is noticing the Uruk-Hai are on the march, which is not surprising since they are 10,000 huge monsters not attempting to hide. Fi…
 
In today's episode, we share a talk Bishop Barron offered earlier this year to the Catholic educators of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. He exhorted teachers to boldly proclaim the resurrection and lordship of Jesus, affirming that all Catholic teachers are, fundamentally, evangelizers. NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some gre…
 
In episode 260, we discuss Gandalf's famous characterization of Frodo's quest: "a fool's hope". Why did he say that? Why is it significant he was saying that to Pippin? What is the broader significance of that line for the work and for Middle-earth (and our reality) in general? Here's the passage: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/796083-all-now-too…
 
One does not simply walk into Mordor without a recap, so before we start our readthrough of Book IV of The Lord of the Rings, we’re reviewing previous chapters to reacquaint ourselves with a couple of characters we haven’t seen for a while (no one special; just Frodo and Sam, the guys whose mission really matters here). After a look back at the sto…
 
Richard is joined by Fr Andrew and legendary Tolkien scholar Carl Hostetter for Part 1 of their discussion of Carl’s (and JRR Tolkien’s!) new book, The Nature of Middle-earth. If you’ve ever wondered about the question of “canon” in Tolkien’s legendarium, how old Elves are when they marry, or what an E.L.F. is anyway, you won’t want to miss this ep…
 
In this second installment of the Wade Center Podcast's six-part series on The Lord of the Rings, Drs. Crystal and David C. Downing, along with Producer Aaron M. Hill, dare to delve too deep into the darkening world that is Book II. Follow along as Crystal, Aaron, and David deem the doom of Sauron's ring and discuss the themes, character developmen…
 
Citations Tolkien, J. R. R., The Nature of Middle-earth. Ed. Carl F Hostetter. HarperCollinsPublishers. 2021. Tolkien Gateway entry for “Carl F. Hostetter” (Accessed Sept 23, 2021) http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Carl_F._Hostetter Tolkien Gateway entry for “Elvish Linguistic Fellowship” (Accessed Sept 23, 2021) http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Elvish_…
 
Being the one hundred and eighteenth episode of the show in which there’s a dirty Aragorn vs. clean Aragorn debate, Justin is a Tauriel/Kili defender, and there is no desolation of Smaug. NEW AUTUMNAL HOBBITY MERCH! Get shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, and more: https://bit.ly/2XAtEmN That's What I'm Tolkien About is a proud member of WBNE. For more …
 
What do Terminator 2 and Roadhouse have in common? African Animal Fables, apparently. In this episode, we look at tales about animals from all over Sub-Saharan Africa, including how Anansi became a story-telling spider, the slow-moving Tortoise's often devious tales, Gihilihili the Snake-Man, and many more! Join us in looking at these varied tales …
 
A very trudge-focused section! The dreary people of Edoras are hightailing it out of town to the fortress of Helm's Deep, and trudging is what they do. Éowyn is boy-crazy for 87-year-old boy Aragorn, and shows it by serving him a stew of raw raccoon meat floating in hot saliva. Meanwhile the new comedy duo of Saruman-N-Wormtongue get all giggly thi…
 
Today we begin a five-part series of discussions on the book of Genesis. In this first episode, we focus on the Creation story. Genesis is of course the first book in the Bible and perhaps the most foundational, but it’s also the source of so much confusion. Bishop Barron clarifies what the author is intending to convey and the theological and spir…
 
In episode 259, we sit down once again with Carl Hostetter, editor of the latest volume of JRR Tolkien's writings, The Nature of Middle-earth. We focus our attention on Appendix I: Metaphysical and Theological Themes. CONTENTS: - How has the response been to The Nature of Middle-earth? » 3:38 - What inspired this appendix on the "religious and Cath…
 
It’s our first live Q&A episode of the season, which means Alan and Shawn have got our speculating caps on for another round of questions from our guests! We field questions on the married life of the Valar (but not in the way you’re thinking), the size of Hobbit feet, and an almost forgotten fight between Galadriel and Dol Guldur. Plus, opinions o…
 
Today when most people think of the USMC in WWI, they think about Belleau Wood. They don’t tend to think of the role Marines played in taking Blanc Mont in the Champagne sector in 1918. The French understood the importance of Blanc Mont, but World War I historians tend to devote just a sentence or a footnote to the battle. To discuss the story of t…
 
For this episode, Sara sat down to talk with translator and scholar Aurélie Brémont! Aurélie completed her PhD in English Medieval Studies on Tolkien and the Celtic Heritage in 2009 in Sorbonne Université, Paris. Since then, she has been present in conferences in the UK and in France. In 2016 she had the opportunity to translate Tom Shippey's J.R.R…
 
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