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#54 Holiday Special 2019
Dec 23, 2019 • 48 min
Happy Holidays from KOT! Join us for our 2019 Holiday Special! This time of year multiple Holidays call for the giving of gifts so in this episode we discuss some of our favorite gifts in the Legendarium. Also In this episode he have a special bit we like…
#53 Artifacts: Rings
Dec 16, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode we continue our Artifacts Series with our discussion of the various rings that are integral to Tolkien’s Legendarium. We are also stoked to have a special guest for this episode, Ella Pearson from Generations Geek Podcast. Also hear…
#52 - Lesser Known Battles
Dec 9, 2019 • 69 min
Everyone has a favorite battle in Tolkien’s work. There are no shortage of epics battles to choose from. In this episode we talk about some of our favorite battles that tend to not get so much press. This episode has been in the works for quite some time…
#51 - High Kings: Isildur
Dec 2, 2019 • 58 min
For our 3rd instalment in our “High Kings” series we thought we should talk about a King who is often referenced in Lord of the Rings; Isildur! Tune in as we talk about Aragorn’s very important ancestor, the last High King of the Dúnedain!
#50 - High Kings: Elendil
Nov 25, 2019 • 54 min
For our second instalment in our new High Kings series we cover the life and legacy of Elendil, High King of the Dúnedain in Exile! Tune in as we dive deep into one of Danny’s favorite subjects, Elendil the Tall and Dúnedain History!
#49 - High Kings: Gil-galad
Nov 18, 2019 • 59 min
This episode starts a new 3-part series that we are calling “High-Kings”! We start with one of the most important High-Kings of the Noldor, Ereinion Gil-galad! Tune-in as we discuss the life and controversy surrounding the last High-King of the Noldor!
#48 - Tolkien Gets Spooky (Halloween Special)
Oct 31, 2019 • 79 min
We wanted to do something special for Halloween, so for this week’s episode we present ‘Tolkien Gets Spooky’! Tune in as we highlight all of the spookiest parts of Tolkien’s legendarium!
#47 - What We Hate About The LotR Film Trilogy
Oct 14, 2019 • 70 min
This week is our long-awaited sequel to our 3-part series premier, “Why the Hobbit Film Trilogy Sucks”! After 2 years we thought it was high time we gave our beloved LotR Film Trilogy the same treatment we gave The Hobbit Film Trilogy. So tune in as we…
#46 - Artifacts: Swords
Sep 16, 2019 • 50 min
Ever wonder where the hobbit’s Barrow-Blades came from? Did you know Beren’s sword has a pretty bad-ass name? This week we talk about some of the many Swords of middle-earth. Tune in to hear the history behind some of our favorite Tolkien blades!
#45 - Éowyn Character Profile
Sep 9, 2019 • 44 min
This week’s subject is one of Tolkien’s most influential female characters. She did not have the innate wisdom and power of the elves, like Luthien and Galadriel. She did not have the strength of the youthful Edain, like Haleth. But Éowyn is hands down…
#44 - Galadriel Character Profile
Sep 2, 2019 • 56 min
For this episode we bring you KOT’s first Character Profile on one of Tolkien’s (few) female characters! Today we will be discussing the life and significance of the Lady Galadriel! Tune in to learn all about this vitally important character!
#43 - Trever’s Tribulations Q&A(Season 4 Premiere)
Aug 26, 2019 • 76 min
Welcome to Season 4 Tolkien fans! This episode we thought we’d bring you something special that we are calling Trever’s Tribulations! Where our very analytical friend Trever D. asks us complicated questions he has about the overall Tolkien Legendarium.…
#42 - The Scouring of the Shire (Season 3 Finale)
Jun 3, 2019 • 70 min
For our Season 3 Finale we bring you a very special episode on a subject long promised…the Scouring of the Shire! Tune in this week for our discussion on this essential chapter in the Lord of the Rings!
#41 - The Last Alliance
May 27, 2019 • 54 min
This episode is one we promised a long time ago. Hear all about the Last Alliance, the largest military campaign of the Second Age. Learn what happens when two High Kings decide its high time to deal with Sauron and all his skulduggery once and for all!
#40 - Faramir Son of Denethor Character Profile
May 19, 2019 • 63 min
Tune in this week as we discuss one of the major heroes of the Third Age, Faramir son of Denethor!
Lament For Boromir - Episode #39 Companion Piece
May 15, 2019 • 4 min
This is a little companion piece for our Boromir Episode. This is a poem made up on the spot by Aragorn and Legolas shortly after Boromir’s death. Its a real tear jerker, Enjoy guys!
#39 - Boromir Son of Denethor Character Profile
May 5, 2019 • 45 min
This week is our Character Profile on Boromir son of Denethor! Tune in as we discuss a character who we believe is often taken for granted!
#38 - Samwise Gamgee Character Profile (Friendship is Magic!)
Apr 29, 2019 • 80 min
Keep on Tolkien is back with a very special episode dedicated to some friends of ours that are dealing with some serious medical issues. We call this episode Friendship is Magic! Hear the fantastic story of Samwise Gamgee, the best best friend of all…
Minnesota Tolkien Radio Drama: Princes of the Noldor
Apr 23, 2019 • 6 min
This is a little bit we did as a companion piece for our Princes of the Noldor Series. We originally intended for it to go on our Patreon, but we thought we’d post it as apology for the long hiatus and also to pump you up for our return on April 29, 2019!…
Holiday Special Q&A (2018)
Jan 4, 2019 • 78 min
We wanted to wish all our listeners a Happy Holidays by answering your questions after having… a few drinks. We hope you enjoy our 2018 Holiday Special!
KOT Podcast status update & Gift of Tolkien announcement
Dec 14, 2018 • 8 min
Hey folks! Here is a quick KOT Podcast status update, and our official kick-off of this year’s Gift Of Tolkien!
#37 - Elrond Half-Elven Character Profile
Nov 19, 2018 • 59 min
We thought it was about time that we discussed at length the most famous lore master of the Third Age. Tune in as we talk about the life of Elrond the Half-Elven!
The Dunedain Song (Patreon Sampler)
Nov 12, 2018 • 8 min
Here is a sample of some of our Patreon content available for our awesome patrons. We like to say ‘thank-you’ in fun ways, so we hope you’ll enjoy this parody of The Who’s ‘Behind Blue Eyes’. We Call it ‘The Dunedain Song (Behind the Sceptre)’ Check out…
#36 - Hobbits
Oct 29, 2018 • 39 min
By popular demand, today we will be focussing on the race of people known as the Hobbits! Tune in for our discussion about the origins of the famous Halflings.
#35 - Aldarion the Mariner Character Profile (the story of Aldarion and Erendis)
Oct 22, 2018 • 70 min
This episode we talk about the story of ‘Aldarion and Erendis’ form the Unfinished Tales. Tune in as we discuss one of Tolkien’s only substantial tales from the island of Númenor!
#34 - Princes of the Noldor(Part 3/3): Finrod Felagund
Oct 15, 2018 • 57 min
For out third installment in our 3-part-series ‘Princes of the Noldor’, by popular demand, we talk about Finrod Felagund! Tune in as discuss the life of the most noble of the Noldor!
#33 - Princes of the Noldor(Part 2/3): Fingolfin
Oct 8, 2018 • 57 min
In our second installment of our 3-part-series ‘Princes of the Noldor’ we discuss Fingolfin, Joel’s favorite of the Princes of the Noldor. Tune in as we get to know the most valiant and steadfast of the Noldor! Donate to our Patreon and get access to some…
#32 - Princes of the Noldor(Part 1/3): Fëanor
Oct 1, 2018 • 82 min
Join us in this episode for our first installment of our 3 part series: Princes of the Noldor. This episode is all about Fëanor. He is, who we think to be, one of the most important and controversial characters in the legendarium, as well as the creator…
#31 - The Valar (Season 3 Premier)
Sep 24, 2018 • 59 min
Season 3, Here we go! In this episode Danny and Joel go back to the basics with a 101 episode on The Valar. We learn who the Valar are, what their names are, and the rolls they play throughout the Lengendarium. May the light of the Valar be with us always!
Patreon Launch Announcement!
Aug 3, 2018 • 2 min
We have decided to launch a Patreon campaign as a way for you to help fund our podcast! Check out our Patreon page here www.patreon.com/KOTpodcast
#30 - The Khazâd [Dwarves] (Part 2/2) (Season 2 Finale)
May 14, 2018 • 34 min
For our Season 2 Finale we bring you Part-2 of our discussion on the Dwarves! Tune in for as we discuss the late history, and some of the major battles of the ancient race of the Khazâd!
#29 - The Khazâd [Dwarves] (Part 1/2) (Season 2 Finale)
May 6, 2018 • 35 min
We are excited to bring you Part-1 of our Season 2 Finale on the Dwarves! Tune in for as we discuss the origins and little known history of the ancient race of the Khazâd!
#28 - Women and Tolkien (Part 2/2)
Apr 30, 2018 • 54 min
For our second part of our 2-part special on “Women and Tolkien” we further discuss with our guests the women’s experience with Tolkien’s work, and we’ll analyse a few statements by some professionals on the subject. Tune in and nerd out with us and our…
#27 - Women and Tolkien (Part 1/2)
Apr 23, 2018 • 64 min
For our 2-part special on “Women and Tolkien” we are joined by 2 special guests, Claire and Meghan! Tune in for Part 1 as we discuss Tolkien’s portrayal of women in his Legendarium, and review who some of Tolkien’s major female characters are.
#26 - Aragorn II Elessar Character Profile (Part 2/2)
Apr 16, 2018 • 44 min
We wanted to take some time to talk about one of Tolkien’s most bad ass characters, and one of our personal favorites, Aragorn Son of Arathorn! Tune in as we talk all about King Elessar, the Chieftain of the Dúnedain Rangers.
#25 - Aragorn II Elessar Character Profile (Part 1/2)
Apr 16, 2018 • 34 min
We wanted to take some time to talk about one of Tolkien’s most bad ass characters, and one of our personal favorite characters, Aragorn Son of Arathorn! Tune in as we talk all about King Elessar, the Chieftain of the Dúnedain Rangers.
#24 - Kingdoms of the Dúnedain (Part 3/3): Gondor
Apr 8, 2018 • 53 min
Finally we bring you our third and last installment in our 3-part-series Kingdoms of the Dúnedain, our discussion on the Southern Kingdom of Gondor!
#23 - Kingdoms of the Dúnedain (Part 2/3): Arnor
Apr 2, 2018 • 46 min
We are excited to bring you the second part of our three-part-series Kingdoms of the Dúnedain; the kingdom of Arnor. Learn all about the rise and fall of the Northern Kingdom of the Dúnedain.
#22 - Kingdoms of the Dúnedain (Part 1/3): Númenor
Mar 26, 2018 • 58 min
Since we often reference the kingdoms of men (specifically those of the Edain), we thought it would be appropriate (and EXCITING) to do a 3-part-installment on the 3 Kingdoms of the Dúnedain; Númenor, Arnor and Gondor! Tune in for our first installment on…
#21 - The Council Of Elrond (Part 2/2)
Mar 19, 2018 • 45 min
We openly consider the chapter “The Council of Elrond” to be complete nerd-porn. There is so much information on the history of the One Ring, and how it connects the histories of multiple ages of Middle-Earth. Tune in as we discuss and rant about one of…
#20 - The Council Of Elrond (Part 1/2)
Mar 19, 2018 • 36 min
We openly consider the chapter “The Council of Elrond” to be complete nerd-porn. There is so much information on the history of the One Ring, and how it connects the histories of multiple ages of Middle-Earth. Tune in as we discuss and rant about one of…
#19 - Characters Shafted by the LOTR Films (Part 2/2)
Mar 12, 2018 • 65 min
We wanted to have some fun, so we comprised a list of 30 characters from the Lord of the Rings BOOK trilogy who we think were not justly portrayed, or otherwise completely “shafted” in the movie adaptations.
#18 - Characters Shafted by the LOTR Films (Part 1/2)
Mar 12, 2018 • 35 min
We wanted to have some fun, so we comprised a list of 30 characters from the Lord of the Rings BOOK trilogy who we think were not justly portrayed, or otherwise completely “shafted” in the movie adaptations.
#17 - Gandalf Character Profile (Season 2 Premiere) (Part 2/2)
Mar 5, 2018 • 54 min
We’re happy to be back for a 2nd Season, and we wanted to start with a bang! Tune in for our 2-Part Season 2 premiere on everyone’s favorite wizard, Gandalf!
#16 - Gandalf Character Profile (Season 2 Premiere) (Part 1/2)
Mar 5, 2018 • 65 min
We’re happy to be back for a 2nd Season, and we wanted to start with a bang! Tune in for our 2-Part Season 2 premiere on everyone’s favorite wizard, Gandalf!
#15 - Cirdan The Shipwright Character Profile (Season 1 Finale)
Dec 24, 2017 • 47 min
It’s our Season 1 Finale, and since the beginning we’ve been name dropping a certain character… CIRDAN THE SHIPWRIGHT! Tune in as we nerd out over our FAVORITE Tolkien character of all time!
#14 - Eärendil Character Profile (the Star of High Hope)
Dec 11, 2017 • 36 min
For this episode we wanted to talk about an important character who ties up the First Age. Tune in for our conversation about Eärendil the Star of High Hope.
#13 - Tuor Eladar Character Profile (the story of ‘The Fall of Gondolin’)
Dec 4, 2017 • 63 min
This episode we discuss the life of Tuor son of Huor (the story of ‘The Fall of Gondolin’). This is Tolkien’s 3rd of the Three Great Tales of the Elder Days, a tale of inspiration and hope in the face of doom.
#12 - Túrin Turambar Character Profile (the story of The Children of Húrin)(Part 2/2)
Nov 27, 2017 • 54 min
Pour yourself a drink and take a seat for this Part 2 of our conversation on Túrin Turambar (or the story of ‘The Children of Húrin’), Tolkien’s great tragedy of the First Age.
#11 - Túrin Turambar Character Profile (the story of The Children of Húrin)(Part 1/2)
Nov 20, 2017 • 68 min
This episode will focus on the character Túrin Turambar (or the story of ‘The Children of Húrin). This is the second of Tolkien’s Three Great Tales of the Elder Days. When we first started this podcast this was one of the stories we fantasized talking…
#10 - Tolkien vs. Video Games feat. Gamer Radio
Nov 13, 2017 • 74 min
For your listening pleasure, we talk Lord of the Rings video games with our brothers and Gamer Radio Podcast. Tune in as we nerd out about video games with our friends Trever, Cody, and Dominick.
#9 - Beren and Lúthien Character Profiles (Part 2/2)
Nov 8, 2017 • 71 min
We are happy to bring you Part 2 of our discussion of Beren and Lúthien, the first of Tolkien’s Three Great Tales of the Elder Days. Tune in and nerd out with us as we discuss the EPIC conclusion of this essential tale!
#8 - Beren and Lúthien Character Profiles (Part 1/2)
Oct 30, 2017 • 43 min
We are VERY excited to bring to you our first episode pertaining to Tolkien’s Three Great Tales of the Elder Days! This episode will focus on the first of the three tales, “Beren and Lúthien”. This is not only one of the most magical and fantasy-like of…
#7 - A Whiff of Old Toby (Discussion)
Oct 24, 2017 • 50 min
We wanted to switch things up for episode 7. Rather then spewing a bunch of information at you, we wanted to have a relaxed open discussion with some friends about Tolkien’s work, and what it means to us. Tune in as we nerd out with some friends of ours,…
#6 - The Sundering of the Elves (Origins and Early History)
Oct 16, 2017 • 35 min
For our 6th episode we thought it would be appropriate to touch on the different types of elves that exist in Tolkien’s Legendarium. This episode may be the most dense with names and places, but also one of the most important for understanding all the…
#5 - Melkor Character Profile
Oct 9, 2017 • 49 min
For our 5th episode, and second character profile, we wanted to talk about one of the most important characters in all of Tolkien’s work, Melkor (Morgoth). He is the origins of evil in the world of Arda, and almost all the events, from creation through…
#4 - Sauron Character Profile
Oct 1, 2017 • 53 min
For our 4th episode we thought it would be fun to do a kind of Character Profile on Sauron. Someone we think everyone knows, but might not know that much about. Tune in and nerd out with us as we go all the way back to creation itself as we review the…
#3 - The Hobbit Movie Trilogy: What we LIKED (Part 3/3)
Sep 23, 2017 • 32 min
After 2 episodes of negativity we thought it would be refreshing to touch on what we actually LIKED about the Hobbit trilogy. We get so lost in the hate that we often forget there was SOME pretty cool stuff too. It is in Tolkien’s universe after all.…
#2 - Why The Hobbit Movie Trilogy Sucks (Part 2/3)
Sep 14, 2017 • 47 min
While preparing for episode 2, we realized how many things we wanted to… critique, and became very frustrated. We should probably have sufficiently covered the topic in 1 episode, at least, as far as our audience is concerned. But we decided, eh, what the…
#1 - Why The Hobbit Movie Trilogy Sucks (Pilot) (Part 1/3)
Sep 5, 2017 • 32 min
For our pilot we wanted to start with something simple, why the Hobbit movie trilogy SUCKS. Tune in for Part 1 of a multi episode critique as we rip the Hobbit trilogy a new one.