The Prancing Pony Podcast – Tolkien and Middle-earth

The Prancing Pony Podcast – Tolkien and Middle-earth

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The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings: Exploring Tolkien’s Middle-earth Chapter-by-Chapter


140 - I’ve Seen All Good People
Oct 13 • 90 min
Now taking a straight and stronger course to recovery, Frodo feels it’s time for food, drink, and merrymaking. He has a brief reunion with Sam, then with Merry and Pippin before they’re all moved on to the hall for a feast. Each way he turns…
139 - Close to the Edge
Oct 6 • 95 min
We return to the text of The Lord of the Rings with the first chapter of Book II! Frodo awakens in Rivendell after the incident down by the river to find Gandalf beside him. Now that it’s all over and done, Frodo is relieved to find that he and his…
138 - Questions After Nightfall 8
Sep 29 • 83 min
Alan and Shawn welcome a cozy group of listeners to the common-room for another round of live, unscripted questions about Tolkien, the podcast, and more! We return to the Ford of Bruinen to figure out exactly what happened, and even look back on the…
137 - Go Back to the Beginning
Sep 22 • 100 min
The Lord of the Rings: Recap Book 1 and Preview Book 2
136 - Live from Tolkien 2019
Sep 15 • 105 min
Alan and Shawn reunite in person for a live recording from Tolkien 2019 in Birmingham, England! We interviewed several special guests at the conference, including returning guests (Marquette University archivist Bill Fliss, authors Dimitra Fimi and…
135 – Things You Don’t Want to Say No To: An Interview with Wayne Hammond & Christina Scull
Aug 4 • 90 min
We end Season 3 by welcoming Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull to the podcast! This renowned husband-wife team have co-authored some of the most essential books in Tolkien studies. In addition to several volumes on Tolkien’s art (such as J.R.R….
134 – White Horses Could Drag Me Away
Jul 28 • 109 min
Flight to the Ford (3 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 12, JRR Tolkien
133 - It’s Only Rock (Not Trolls) But I Like It
Jul 21 • 78 min
Flight to the Ford (2 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 12, JRR Tolkien
132 - Ranger’s Little Helper
Jul 14 • 90 min
Flight to the Ford (1 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 12, JRR Tolkien
131 - Visualizing Middle-earth: An Interview with Greg Hildebrandt
Jun 30 • 70 min
Alan and Shawn are pleased to welcome Greg Hildebrandt to the Prancing Pony Podcast! An iconic artist and illustrator, Greg (together with his twin brother Tim as the Brothers Hildebrandt) helped a generation of readers visualize Middle-earth in the…
130 - Questions After Nightfall 7
Jun 23 • 96 min
It’s our most Bombadilicious episode yet! Once again, Alan and Shawn open the common-room to listeners for live, unscripted questions that we answer on the spot as best we can. This time around we tackle several questions about Rings of Power (and…
129 - Fooled on the Hill
Jun 16 • 74 min
A Knife in the Dark (3 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 11, JRR Tolkien
128 - Magical Mystery Tour
Jun 9 • 88 min
A Knife in the Dark (2 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 11, JRR Tolkien
127 - Twelve-Penny Lane
Jun 2 • 82 min
A Knife in the Dark (1 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 11, JRR Tolkien
126 - Noble Enough to Know What’s Right
May 26 • 98 min
Strider (2 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 10, JRR Tolkien
125 - A Writer and a Ranger
May 19 • 141 min
Strider (1 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 10, JRR Tolkien
124 - Living in the Limelight
May 12 • 102 min
At the Sign of The Prancing Pony (2 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 9, JRR Tolkien
123 - Be Cool or Be Cast Out
May 5 • 97 min
At the Sign of The Prancing Pony (1 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 9, JRR Tolkien
122 - The Digital Mead-Hall: TexMoot 2019 Keynote Presentation
Apr 28 • 65 min
In January, Alan and Shawn were honored to be the keynote speakers at Signum University’s second annual Texas Literature & Language Symposium (“TexMoot”) in Waco, Texas! Our talk, recorded live, explored podcasts as modern-day mead-halls…
121 - Comfortably Tom
Apr 14 • 116 min
Fog On the Barrow-Downs (3 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 8, JRR Tolkien
120 - Wish You Weren’t Here
Apr 7 • 97 min
Fog On the Barrow-Downs (2 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 8, JRR Tolkien
119 - The Dark Side of the Tomb
Mar 31 • 81 min
Fog On the Barrow-Downs (1 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 8, JRR Tolkien
118 - Tolkien Reading Day Special 2019
Mar 24 • 131 min
Happy Tolkien Reading Day! On March 25 every year – the date of the fall of Barad-dûr – Tolkien lovers worldwide celebrate by reading the Professor’s works. A theme is chosen by The Tolkien Society every year, and for 2019 the theme is Tolkien…
117 - Questions After Nightfall 6
Mar 17 • 100 min
Alan and Shawn once again welcome several of our listeners to the Prancing Pony Podcast for live, unscripted “Ask Me Anything”–style questions. In this episode, we give our best on-the-spot answers to questions about the power of the Elven…
116 - Does Goldberry Float in Water?
Mar 10 • 98 min
In The House of Tom Bombadil (2 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 7, JRR Tolkien
115 - Fetch the Comfy Chairs
Mar 3 • 97 min
In The House of Tom Bombadil (1 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 7, JRR Tolkien
114 - Race, Tolkien, and Middle-earth
Feb 24 • 97 min
For the first time ever, the Prancing Pony Podcast is proud to release one of our patron-exclusive episodes to our general audience. In this special originally released in October 2018, we take a serious look at a topic that’s not always easy to…
113 - Trouble with the Trees
Feb 17 • 80 min
The Old Forest (2 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 6, JRR Tolkien
112 - Unrest in the Forest
Feb 10 • 85 min
The Old Forest (1 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 6, JRR Tolkien
111 - Eleventy-first Episode Extravaganza
Feb 3 • 136 min
Alan and Shawn are celebrating their eleventy-first episode with a party of special magnificence! But instead of inviting you to a feast and risking a possible appearance by the Sackville-Bagginses, we’re looking back at a few dozen of our best…
110 - With a Little Help from My Friends
Jan 27 • 86 min
A Conspiracy Unmasked (2 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 5, JRR Tolkien
109 - Hello, Goodbye
Jan 20 • 82 min
A Conspiracy Unmasked (1 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 5, JRR Tolkien
108 - Ain’t Gonna Walk on Maggot’s Farm No More
Jan 13 • 90 min
A Short Cut to Mushrooms (2 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 4, JRR Tolkien
107 - The Nazgûl is Wailin’ in the Wind
Jan 6 • 104 min
A Short Cut to Mushrooms (1 of 2): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 4, JRR Tolkien
An Evergreen PPP Holiday Event - The Father Christmas Letters
Dec 23, 2018 • 88 min
Holiday Special: The Father Christmas Letters, by JRR Tolkien
106 - Questions After Nightfall 5
Dec 16, 2018 • 113 min
It’s time once again for Alan and Shawn to welcome several visitors to the Prancing Pony! Hear us stay mostly on topic as we attempt to answer live, unscripted “Ask Me Anything”–style questions about The Lord of the Rings and much more. We…
105 - Who Wants to Leave Forever?
Dec 9, 2018 • 106 min
Three Is Company (3 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 3, JRR Tolkien
104 - I See a Little Silhouetto of a Man
Dec 2, 2018 • 109 min
Three Is Company (2 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 3, JRR Tolkien
103 - Goodbye Everybody, I’ve Got to Go
Nov 18, 2018 • 83 min
Three Is Company (1 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 3, JRR Tolkien
102 - Arthur of the Century: An Interview with Sørina Higgins
Nov 11, 2018 • 85 min
The Inklings and King Arthur, edited by Sørina Higgins
101 - Now I Need a Place to Hide Away
Nov 4, 2018 • 107 min
The Shadow of the Past (3 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 2, JRR Tolkien
100 - There’s a Shadow Hanging Over Me
Oct 28, 2018 • 107 min
The Shadow of the Past (2 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 2, JRR Tolkien
099 - Yesterday, All My Troubles Seemed So Far Away
Oct 21, 2018 • 116 min
The Shadow of the Past (1 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 2, JRR Tolkien
098 - Questions After Nightfall 4
Oct 14, 2018 • 95 min
Once again, Alan and Shawn are joined live by several visitors to the Prancing Pony for some “Ask Me Anything”-style unscripted questions! Topics include the representation of women in Tolkien’s works, SPBMI in the Third Age, Tom Bombadil, and…
097 - A Hard Day’s Night
Oct 7, 2018 • 98 min
A Long-Expected Party (3 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 1, JRR Tolkien
096 - I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party, So I’ll Go
Sep 30, 2018 • 99 min
A Long-Expected Party (2 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 1, JRR Tolkien
095 - They Say It’s Your Birthday
Sep 23, 2018 • 92 min
A Long-Expected Party (1 of 3): The Lord of the Rings, Book 1, Chapter 1, JRR Tolkien
094 - This Shire is Your Shire
Sep 16, 2018 • 122 min
Prologue: The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien
093 - We’re In the Same Tale Still!
Sep 9, 2018 • 75 min
Introduction to The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien
092 - We’re Not Saying It’s Monsters, But It’s Monsters
Sep 2, 2018 • 86 min
Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics, by JRR Tolkien
091 - Laughing Shall We Die: An Interview with Tom Shippey
Aug 26, 2018 • 89 min
Season 3 is here, and we begin by welcoming Tom Shippey to The Prancing Pony Podcast! We discuss his classic works The Road to Middle-earth and J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, and the remarkable story of his personal meeting with Professor…
090 - Between Light and Dark: An Interview with Verlyn Flieger
Jul 8, 2018 • 90 min
Alan and Shawn are honored to welcome Verlyn Flieger, author of There Would Always Be a Fairy Tale, to The Prancing Pony Podcast! We discuss her new book, her work co-editing the annual journal Tolkien Studies, and of course, her classic study of the…
089 - Questions After Nightfall 3
Jul 1, 2018 • 82 min
It’s time for the latest Prancing Pony Podcast Q&A episode! This time around, Alan and Shawn attempt to answer live questions from guest patrons on life lessons in Tolkien’s works, symbolism in the story of Beren and Lúthien, The Lord of the…
088 - Live From Mythmoot Five
Jun 27, 2018 • 84 min
Alan and Shawn finally draw swords together in person for a live recording from Mythmoot V in Leesburg, Virginia! We interview this year’s special guests, including Signum University president Corey Olsen, Tolkien and the Great War author John…
087 - No Shrubberies: The Hobbit Retrospective
Jun 17, 2018 • 106 min
The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien
086 - Not Quite Dead
Jun 10, 2018 • 103 min
The Last Stage: The Hobbit, Chapter 18, by JRR Tolkien
085 - Bilbo “Two Chests” Baggins
Jun 3, 2018 • 93 min
The Return Journey: The Hobbit, Chapter 18, by JRR Tolkien
084 - The Violence Inherent in the System
May 27, 2018 • 104 min
The Clouds Burst: The Hobbit, Chapter 17, by JRR Tolkien
083 - Oh Yes, Ees Very Nice-uh
May 20, 2018 • 85 min
A Thief in the Night: The Hobbit, Chapter 16, by JRR Tolkien
082 - What is the Airspeed Velocity of a Decrepit Old Raven?
May 13, 2018 • 92 min
The Gathering of the Clouds: The Hobbit, Chapter 15, by JRR Tolkien
081 - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
May 6, 2018 • 98 min
Fire and Water: The Hobbit, Chapter 14, by JRR Tolkien
080 - And There Was Much Rejoicing
Apr 29, 2018 • 96 min
Not at Home: The Hobbit, Chapter 13, by JRR Tolkien
079 - Smaug Gets Quite Irate
Apr 22, 2018 • 93 min
Inside Information (2 of 2): The Hobbit, Chapter 12, by JRR Tolkien
078 - Every Worm is Sacred
Apr 15, 2018 • 104 min
Inside Information (1 of 2): The Hobbit, Chapter 12, by JRR Tolkien
077 - Questions After Nightfall 2
Apr 8, 2018 • 87 min
In our second Prancing Pony Podcast Q&A episode, Alan and Shawn answer live questions from guest patrons on diverse topics, from the fate of Dwarves after death to which character we’d cosplay as… if either of us ever left the house, of…
076 - The Ministry of Silly Locks
Apr 1, 2018 • 91 min
On the Doorstep: The Hobbit, Chapter 11, by JRR Tolkien
075 - Tolkien Reading Day Special 2018
Mar 25, 2018 • 108 min
Home and Hearth: The Many Ways of Being a Hobbit
074 - A Mandate From the Masses
Mar 18, 2018 • 103 min
A Warm Welcome: The Hobbit, Chapter 10, by JRR Tolkien
073 - Some Farcical Aquatic Ceremony
Mar 11, 2018 • 99 min
Barrels Out of Bond (2 of 2): The Hobbit, Chapter 9, by JRR Tolkien
072 - King Name-Not-Appearing-In-This-Book
Mar 4, 2018 • 92 min
Barrels Out of Bond (1 of 2): The Hobbit, Chapter 9, by JRR Tolkien
071 - Fortress Around Your Hoard
Feb 25, 2018 • 94 min
Flies and Spiders (3 of 3): The Hobbit, Chapter 8, by JRR Tolkien
070 - If You Love Somebody, Cut Them Free
Feb 18, 2018 • 99 min
Flies and Spiders (2 of 3): The Hobbit, Chapter 8, by JRR Tolkien
069 - Be Still My Fleeting Hart
Feb 11, 2018 • 88 min
Flies and Spiders (1 of 3): The Hobbit, Chapter 8, by JRR Tolkien
068 - Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Feb 4, 2018 • 92 min
Queer Lodgings (2 of 2): The Hobbit, Chapter 7, by JRR Tolkien
067 - Forget About Your Worries and Your Strife
Jan 28, 2018 • 109 min
Queer Lodgings (1 of 2): The Hobbit, Chapter 7, by JRR Tolkien
066 - A Slaying Song Tonight: An Interview with Michael Drout
Jan 21, 2018 • 87 min
Alan and Shawn are delighted to welcome Michael Drout to The Prancing Pony Podcast! As co-founder and co-editor of the journal Tolkien Studies and multiple books on the Professor, Drout is one of the most prolific Tolkien scholars in…
065 - Lobbest Thou Thy Holy Pine Grenade
Jan 14, 2018 • 96 min
Out of the Frying-Pain Into the Fire (2 of 2): The Hobbit, Chapter 6, by JRR Tolkien
064 - And Now, the Larch
Jan 7, 2018 • 89 min
Out of the Frying-Pain Into the Fire (1 of 2): The Hobbit, Chapter 6, by JRR Tolkien
063 - How Not to Be Seen
Dec 17, 2017 • 98 min
Riddles in the Dark (3 of 3): The Hobbit, Chapter 5, by JRR Tolkien
062 - Ere the Other Side He See
Dec 10, 2017 • 96 min
Riddles in the Dark (2 of 3): The Hobbit, Chapter 5, by JRR Tolkien
061 - Answer Me These Questions Five…
Dec 3, 2017 • 89 min
Riddles in the Dark (1 of 3): The Hobbit, Chapter 5, by JRR Tolkien
060 - Questions After Nightfall 1
Nov 19, 2017 • 91 min
It’s our first ever Prancing Pony Podcast Q&A episode! Alan and Shawn answer live questions from our very special guests, ranging from the fun to the philosophical. Topics include our favorite villains, the surprising similarities between goblins and…
059 - Run Away!
Nov 12, 2017 • 83 min
As we resume Chapter 4 of The Hobbit, Bilbo and friends are captured by goblins. Thorin Oakenshield’s name and reputation are known in these parts, and the Great Goblin does not take kindly to his arrival. Gandalf comes to the rescue with his shining…
058 - There Lies a Cave
Nov 5, 2017 • 83 min
In Chapter 4 of The Hobbit, our heroes begin the crossing of the mountains under threat of stormy weather and rock-hurling stone-giants. They seek shelter in a cave, but caves up in the mountains are seldom unoccupied, and this one is no exception. We…
057 - ‘Tis a Silly Place
Oct 29, 2017 • 81 min
A Short Rest: The Hobbit, Chapter 3, by JRR Tolkien
056 - He’s a Burglar and He’s OK
Oct 22, 2017 • 92 min
Roast Mutton: Chapter 2, The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien
055 - Pining for the Hoards
Oct 15, 2017 • 90 min
An Unexpected Party (2 of 2): The Hobbit, Chapter 1, by JRR Tolkien
054 - Nobody Expects the Dwarvish Inquisition
Oct 8, 2017 • 104 min
An Unexpected Party (1 of 2): The Hobbit, Chapter 1, by JRR Tolkien
053 - A Hole New World
Sep 24, 2017 • 104 min
Introduction to The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien
052 - Exploring The Hobbit and More: An Interview with Corey Olsen
Sep 21, 2017 • 120 min
Exploring JRR Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’, by Corey Olsen
051 - Why Does It Hurt So Much?: The Hobbit Film Trilogy
Sep 10, 2017 • 118 min
It’s there and back again at the movies with the Prancing Pony Podcast! After talking about The Lord of the Rings films in our last episode, Alan and Shawn dive into Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film trilogy. Once again, we watch clips of the…
050 - You Have Kept Your Honor: The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy
Aug 27, 2017 • 115 min
Put aside the books and join us at the movies! In this episode, Alan and Shawn discuss Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. We watch clips of our favorite (and not-so-favorite) changes and go back to Tolkien’s own words about film…
049 - The First Age Strikes Back: The Silmarillion Retrospective
Aug 13, 2017 • 109 min
The Silmarillion, by JRR Tolkien
048 - People Are People
Jul 30, 2017 • 127 min
Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age (2 of 2): The Silmarillion, by JRR Tolkien
047 - Never Let Me Down Again
Jul 16, 2017 • 124 min
Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age (1 of 2): The Silmarillion, by JRR Tolkien
046 - Master and Servant
Jul 2, 2017 • 149 min
Akallabêth (2 of 2): The Silmarillion, by JRR Tolkien
045 - Just Can’t Get Enough
Jun 18, 2017 • 157 min
Akallabêth (1 of 2): The Silmarillion, by JRR Tolkien
044 - The Threshold of Middle-earth: An Interview with John Garth
Jun 11, 2017 • 58 min
Tolkien and the Great War, by John Garth
043 - The Final Frontier
Jun 4, 2017 • 146 min
Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath: The Silmarillion, Chapter 24, by JRR Tolkien
042 - Resistance is Futile
May 28, 2017 • 94 min
Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin (2 of 2): The Silmarillion, Chapter 23, by JRR Tolkien
041 - Make It So
May 21, 2017 • 145 min
Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin (1 of 2): The Silmarillion, Chapter 23, by JRR Tolkien
040 - He’s Dead, Gem
May 7, 2017 • 114 min
Of the Ruin of Doriath: The Silmarillion, Chapter 22, by JRR Tolkien
039 - Exit the Warrior
Apr 23, 2017 • 178 min
Of Túrin Turambar (3 of 3): The Silmarillion, Chapter 21, by JRR Tolkien
038 - I Will Choose Free Will
Apr 9, 2017 • 108 min
Of Túrin Turambar (2 of 3): The Silmarillion, Chapter 21, by JRR Tolkien
037 - No Man’s Land: An Interview with Simon Tolkien
Apr 2, 2017 • 76 min
No Man’s Land, by Simon Tolkien
036 - Fly By Night, Away From Here
Mar 26, 2017 • 126 min
Of Túrin Turambar (1 of 3): The Silmarillion, Chapter 21, by JRR Tolkien
035 - Tolkien Reading Day Special 2017
Mar 25, 2017 • 118 min
Poetry & Songs in JRR Tolkien
034 - Let It All Out
Mar 12, 2017 • 111 min
Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad: The Silmarillion, Chapter 20, by JRR Tolkien
033 - The Princess Bride
Feb 26, 2017 • 130 min
Of Beren and Lúthien (3 of 3): The Silmarillion, Chapter 19, by JRR Tolkien
032 - Lady and the Tramp
Feb 12, 2017 • 119 min
Of Beren and Lúthien (2 of 3): The Silmarillion, Chapter 19, by JRR Tolkien
031 - Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Jan 29, 2017 • 113 min
Of Beren and Lúthien (1 of 3): The Silmarillion, Chapter 19, by JRR Tolkien
030 - Another One Bites the Dust
Jan 15, 2017 • 128 min
Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin: The Silmarillion, Chapter 18, by JRR Tolkien
029 - Tolkien’s 125th Birthday Special
Jan 3, 2017 • 44 min
We celebrate the twelfty-fifth birthday of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien with tributes from our listeners and our own thoughts on what Tolkien has meant to us. We also give the traditional birthday toast to the Professor, and we announce the winners of…
028 - Father of the Century: a PPP Christmas Special
Dec 23, 2016 • 101 min
The Father Christmas Letters, by JRR Tolkien
027 - Go West, Young Edain
Dec 18, 2016 • 120 min
Of the Coming of Men into the West: The Silmarillion, Chapter 17, by JRR Tolkien
026 - You’re The One That I Want
Dec 4, 2016 • 113 min
Of Maeglin: The Silmarillion, Chapter 16, by JRR Tolkien
025 - Watch Your Language
Nov 20, 2016 • 98 min
Of the Noldor in Beleriand: The Silmarillion, Chapter 15, by JRR Tolkien
024 - Territories
Nov 6, 2016 • 111 min
Of Beleriand and Its Realms: The Silmarillion, Chapter 14, by JRR Tolkien
023 - Distant Early Warning
Oct 23, 2016 • 99 min
Of the Return of the Noldor (2 of 2): The Silmarillion, Chapter 13, by JRR Tolkien
022 - Subdivisions
Oct 9, 2016 • 102 min
Of the Return of the Noldor (1 of 2): The Silmarillion, Chapter 13, by JRR Tolkien
021 - New World, Man
Sep 25, 2016 • 99 min
Of Men: The Silmarillion, Chapter 12, by JRR Tolkien
020 - Tolkien’s Secret Vice: An Interview with Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins
Sep 18, 2016 • 61 min
Alan and Shawn welcome Dr. Dimitra Fimi and Dr. Andrew Higgins as the first guests to The Prancing Pony Podcast! They are the editors of the new critical edition of Tolkien’s A Secret Vice. We turn the word-nerdery up to 11 to talk about Tolkien’s…
019 - How to Get the Celestial Body You Want
Sep 11, 2016 • 99 min
Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor: The Silmarillion, Chapter 11, by JRR Tolkien
018 - Menegroth: Love It or List It
Aug 28, 2016 • 115 min
Of the Sindar: The Silmarillion, Chapter 10, by JRR Tolkien
017 - …Don’t You Come Back
Aug 14, 2016 • 100 min
Of the Flight of the Noldor (2 of 2): The Silmarillion, Chapter 9, by JRR Tolkien
016 - Hit the Road, Jack…
Jul 31, 2016 • 117 min
Of the Flight of the Noldor (1 of 2): The Silmarillion, Chapter 9, by JRR Tolkien
015 - Along Came a Spider
Jul 17, 2016 • 95 min
Of the Darkening of Valinor: The Silmarillion, Chapter 8, by JRR Tolkien
014 - Trouble in Paradise
Jul 1, 2016 • 102 min
Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor: The Silmarillion, Chapter 7, by JRR Tolkien
013 - The Blame Game
Jun 18, 2016 • 107 min
Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor: The Silmarillion, Chapter 6, by JRR Tolkien
012 - All in the Family
Jun 5, 2016 • 109 min
Of Thingol and Melian, and Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië: The Silmarillion, Chapters 4 and 5, by JRR Tolkien
011 - Elves and All! Hooray!
May 22, 2016 • 88 min
Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor: The Silmarillion, Chapter 3, by JRR Tolkien
010 - It Is A Gift
May 7, 2016 • 95 min
In this special spoiler-filled episode, we delve into Tolkien’s letters and The History of Middle-earth to examine Tolkien’s concept of mortality as “the gift of the One to Men.” We discuss the fates of Elves and Men and how they illustrate a central…
009 - The Odd Couple
Apr 24, 2016 • 79 min
Of Aulë and Yavanna: The Silmarillion, Chapter 2, by JRR Tolkien
008 - And So It Begins
Apr 10, 2016 • 85 min
Of the Beginning of Days: The Silmarillion, Chapter 1, by JRR Tolkien
007 - The Powers of Arda
Mar 27, 2016 • 93 min
Valaquenta: The Silmarillion, by JRR Tolkien
006 - Tolkien Reading Day Special 2016
Mar 25, 2016 • 83 min
Life, Death, and Immortality in JRR Tolkien
005 - The Music of the Ainur
Mar 13, 2016 • 90 min
Ainulindalë: The Silmarillion, by JRR Tolkien
004 - The Great War
Mar 9, 2016 • 17 min
This time, Alan flies solo over the battlefields of World War I and discusses both the explicit and the implied influences that the Great War had on Tolkien’s writings, while Shawn is safely away in the officers’ club in Edoras with a refreshing drink.
003 - The Origins of Quenya and Sindarin
Mar 6, 2016 • 28 min
Shawn takes a solo look at the real-world linguistic inspirations that shaped Tolkien’s invented Elvish languages, Quenya and Sindarin, while Alan is away doing whatever a Man of the West does on his day off.
002 - The Myth-lover
Feb 28, 2016 • 70 min
Mythopoeia, by JRR Tolkien
001 - In Defense of Fantasy
Feb 21, 2016 • 86 min
On Fairy-Stories, by JRR Tolkien