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The Prancing Pony Podcast

The Prancing Pony Podcast

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The Prancing Pony Podcast is a weekly show about the Middle-earth legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien, hosted - for six seasons - by Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese. As the show returns for its seventh season, Alan welcomes an all-star cast of co-hosts to join him as he explores the first part of The Return of the King! Alan and all his co-hosts are passionate Tolkien enthusiasts, and they invite listeners to enjoy their detailed exploration of Tolkien’s work, with smart but straightforward discu ...
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The Tolkien Professor

The Tolkien Professor (Corey Olsen)

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The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, President of Signum University. All are welcome to enter – even those without any party business!
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A long walk through Middle-earth! Join co-hosts John & Greta as they go chapter-by-chapter through The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and all of Tolkien's other works.
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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.
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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.
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A journey through Middle-earth! Join co-hosts John & Greta as they go chapter-by-chapter through The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and all of Tolkien's works and writings. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
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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!
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An energetic exploration of Tolkien's works by Tolkien nerd Vasilios Asimakos, ceaselessly delving into unpredictable Tolkien topics, because "not all those who wander are lost."
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Podcaster and entomologist Aaron Irber of “I Might Believe in Faeries” rejoins Richard to continue his extended deep-read of the Silmarillion. They finish up the Quenta Silmarillion proper. If this series has passed from the high and the beautiful to darkness and ruin, that was of old the fate of Arda Marred; and if any change shall come and the Ma…
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Dark shapes and dreadful things are terrifying Barliman; James and Alan will try not to make it any worse. Join The Man of the West and The Sage of the South as the hobbits conclude their visit to Bree in the final episode on Homeward Bound. Barliman is deeply confused about this whole king thing, the hobbits wonder exactly what Barliman means by “…
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Hey there, fellow travellers! Having just completed our 9 episode leg through Chapter 1 of Lord of the Rings, Greta and I are taking this week and next week off as we prepare for our Mailbag and Mathoms episodes and the beginning of our dive into Chapter 2, The Shadow of the Past! I just want to say - I hope you all are enjoying this journey as muc…
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Hey there, fellow travellers! Having just completed our 9 episode leg through Chapter 1 of Lord of the Rings, Greta and I are taking this week and next week off as we prepare for our Mailbag and Mathoms episodes and the beginning of our dive into Chapter 2, The Shadow of the Past! I just want to say - I hope you all are enjoying this journey as muc…
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Today, Maggie and Corey return for further discussion with Jordan Rannells, talking about soundtracks and audio as a medium of story adaptation. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 73, recorded on May 13, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel / signumuniversity and …
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Not all wounds can be healed, and not all episode descriptions can be clever. Join The Man of the West and The Sage of the South as we accompany Gandalf and the hobbits on their journey home from Rivendell in the first of our two episodes on Homeward Bound. Frodo provides an accounting of his wounds, Nob’s grammar skills nearly cause a tragedy, and…
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Tonight Corey and Maggie return to the Cracks of Doom! Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 71, recorded on April 29, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel / signumuniversity and SignumU Twitch channel / signumu Check the schedule here. / schedule For more informatio…
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Today Maggie and Corey are joined by Jordan Rannells of the Long Expected Soundscape, to discuss audio and musical adaptation. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 72, recorded on May 6, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel / signumuniversity and SignumU Twitch chan…
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"Good-bye now! Take care of yourself! Look out for me, especially at unlikely times! Good-bye!" - GANDALF In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we complete our journey through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! After the commotion of the “day after” at Bag-End, Frodo is able to finally enjoy some peace and quiet - until Ganda…
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"Good-bye now! Take care of yourself! Look out for me, especially at unlikely times! Good-bye!" - GANDALF In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we complete our journey through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! After the commotion of the “day after” at Bag-End, Frodo is able to finally enjoy some peace and quiet - until Ganda…
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Wormtongue wishes he could leave Saruman; James is stuck with Alan for a few more episodes: make of that what you will. Join The Man of the West and The Sage of the South as we get to Rivendell in time for a party in the last of our three episodes on Many Partings. Saruman offers some parting words to the hobbits; the Keepers of the Rings offer tot…
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Citations: Tolkien, J. R. R. The Book of Lost Tales, Part I. Ed. Christopher Tolkien. The History of Middle-earth: Vol. 1. George Allen and Unwin, London, 1983. Tolkien Gateway entry for “The Music of the Ainur” https://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/The_Music_of_the_Ainur (Accessed April 27, 2024)By Jude Vais, Stef Midlock
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"You'll live to regret it, young fellow! Why didn't you go too? You don't belong here; you're no Baggins - you - you're a Brandybuck!" In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! With Bilbo having hit the Road, Frodo is left to clean up the mess. He’ll discover that sometimes b…
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"You'll live to regret it, young fellow! Why didn't you go too? You don't belong here; you're no Baggins - you - you're a Brandybuck!" In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! With Bilbo having hit the Road, Frodo is left to clean up the mess. He’ll discover that sometimes b…
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Legolas is at a loss for words after visiting Aglarond with Gimli; Alan is at a loss for words after… well, never, really. Join The Man of the West and The Sage of the South as The Fellowship of the Ring head out on their farewell tour in our second of three episodes on Many Partings. Treebeard speaks his mind about orcs, gives excuses about Saruma…
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Gandalf: "Go away and leave it behind. Stop possessing it. Give it to Frodo, and I will look after him." In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! Herein, Bilbo finally hits the road, and Frodo finds Gandalf waiting for him at Bag-End with an important assignment. Join us! EX…
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Gandalf: "Go away and leave it behind. Stop possessing it. Give it to Frodo, and I will look after him." In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! Herein, Bilbo finally hits the road, and Frodo finds Gandalf waiting for him at Bag-End with an important assignment. Join us! EX…
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Gimli offers to speedily fetch his axe, while James offers to speedily fetch his microphone. Join The Man of the West in welcoming back The Sage of the South as Théoden is laid to rest in our first of three episodes on Many Partings. Arwen offers Frodo a lovely parting gift, Aragorn gifts the Grey Wood to the Drúadan, and two kings struggle with gi…
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In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! As Bilbo sneaks back to Bag-End and prepares to leave the Shire once and for all, Gandalf confronts him about the Ring, and an ugly argument ensues. Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG …
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In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! As Bilbo sneaks back to Bag-End and prepares to leave the Shire once and for all, Gandalf confronts him about the Ring, and an ugly argument ensues. Join us! EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: - Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien - John R - Melkor27 - KG …
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The reign of Aragorn Elessar begins, as the reign of Sara ends - quite possibly with her sailing off on a ship filled with cats. Join The Man of the West and the Shield-maiden of Rohan as Gandalf and the new king go mountain-climbing in our last episode on The Steward and the King. Frodo tries to be patient, Aragorn looks for a sign, and Arwen arri…
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Today Maggie and Corey return to Tolkien in order to begin looking more carefully at the act of translation being done in the process of the conversion from book to film. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 70, recorded on April 8, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube chan…
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In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, Bilbo delivers his unforgettable birthday speech and shocking surprise, as we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! We’ll take time to consider every detail of his speech, and do the math on the most memorable line of them all: "I don't know half of you as half as well as I …
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In this episode of Do Not Be Hasty, Bilbo delivers his unforgettable birthday speech and shocking surprise, as we continue through Lord of the Rings Book 1, Chapter 1, A Long Expected Party! We’ll take time to consider every detail of his speech, and do the math on the most memorable line of them all: "I don't know half of you as half as well as I …
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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: The Return of… Ioreth. Join The Man of the West and The Shield-maiden of Rohan as Faramir tenders his resignation in our third episode on The Steward and the King. Ioreth educates her kinswoman, Faramir uses his Ask the Audience lifeline, and Aragorn gives Beregond a fright. We wonder why Dol Amroth harpe…
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After 99 episodes of talking about how to interpret Tolkien’s works in religious and specifically Orthodox Christian terms, in Episode 100 Fr. Andrew and Richard talk about all that religion that really is in Middle-earth. Because actually it really is in there – prayer, worship, invocation of saints, etc. The episode wraps up with a big announceme…
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Happy Gondorian New Year! Corey and Maggie celebrate the day with a discussion of their discussion of the adaptation of the Prologue to the Lord of the Rings. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 68, recorded on March 25, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel / signu…
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Maggie and Corey make a brief return to Arrakis this evening, joined once more by our resident Dune experts, Dom Nardi and Trevor Brierly Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 69, recorded on April 1, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel / signumuniversity and Signum…
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Citations: Thank you to Fornad for joining us this month on Athrabeth! Check out these ArdaCraft links: ArdaCraft’s linktree: https://linktr.ee/ardacraft ArdaCraft homepage: https://ardacraft.me/ How to join ArdaCraft: https://ardacraft.me/join/ Discord: https://discord.com/invite/qcYBkCmAKZ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Ardacraft You Tube: http…
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In this episode of DO NOT BE HASTY, Bilbo’s birthday festivities begin, as we continue through LORD OF THE RINGS Book 1, Chapter 1, A LONG EXPECTED PARTY! We’ll take time to envision the layout of the party field, and consider the variety of entertainments and meals that made it one of the greatest birthday celebrations of all time! This section be…
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In this episode of DO NOT BE HASTY, Bilbo’s birthday festivities begin, as we continue through LORD OF THE RINGS Book 1, Chapter 1, A LONG EXPECTED PARTY! We’ll take time to envision the layout of the party field, and consider the variety of entertainments and meals that made it one of the greatest birthday celebrations of all time! This section be…
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Tolkien Reading Day 2024 is upon us, and boy do we have a curve ball for you! What do Tolkien and Quentin Tarantino have in common? Apparently more than you'd think! Greta and I watched Tarantino's 2019 film "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" twice this week, and found some fascinating synchronicities with Tolkien's own vision of fairy tales from "On …
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Tolkien Reading Day 2024 is upon us, and boy do we have a curve ball for you! What do Tolkien and Quentin Tarantino have in common? Apparently more than you'd think! Greta and I watched Tarantino's 2019 film "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" twice this week, and found some fascinating synchronicities with Tolkien's own vision of fairy tales from "On …
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Put your own priorities aside and get ready to do the hard thing as you join us for the PPP’s ninth annual celebration of Tolkien Reading Day, observed every March 25 in honor of the destruction of the Ring and the fall of Barad-dûr. This year’s theme, as chosen by the Tolkien Society, is Service and Sacrifice — and wow, there are lots of great pas…
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Maggie and Corey turn from Arrakis and return to their Children's Lit Adaptation sub-theme with Peter Pan. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 67, recorded on March 18 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel / signumuniversity and SignumU Twitch channel / signumu Chec…
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Welcome to Episode 367 of The Tolkien Road, or Episode 3 in the Do Not Be Hasty - reckoning! In this episode, we'll explore Gandalf's arrival at Bag End with fireworks in tow, and his subsequent discussion with Bilbo about his party, plans, and upcoming joke. Perhaps most importantly, we'll answer that important question: just HOW BIG were Gandalf'…
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Welcome to Episode 367 of The Tolkien Road, or Episode 3 in the Do Not Be Hasty - reckoning! In this episode, we'll explore Gandalf's arrival at Bag End with fireworks in tow, and his subsequent discussion with Bilbo about his party, plans, and upcoming joke. Perhaps most importantly, we'll answer that important question: just HOW BIG were Gandalf'…
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The Man of the West welcomes people who fanboy… about Sara, the Shield-maiden of Rohan, as we answer listener questions in our 26th Questions After Nightfall! From Dr. Brown’s TED talk to Alan’s improving sarcasm, from creation mythologies to the frat bros of the Valar, our listeners remind us we can always go lower. Alan guesses wrong, we apply th…
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Corey and Maggie head to the Hundred Acre Wood for an Openings discussion about a Bear of Very Little Brain. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 65, recorded on March 4, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel / signumuniversity and SignumU Twitch channel / signumu Ch…
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Join Maggie and Corey for analysis of the recently released Dune 2, one of the most remarkable adaptations in years. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 66, recorded on March 11, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/SignumUnive... and Sign…
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In this episode, we grab a pint with Sam's dad at the Ivy Bush as we resume our exploration of Lord of the Rings Book 1 Chapter 1 A Long Expected Party by considering the section from “Twelve more years passed…” to “...this very month as-is.” The bulk of this section concerns Hamfast Gamgee, aka The Gaffer, and his conversation with other Shire-fol…
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In this episode, we grab a pint with Sam's dad at the Ivy Bush as we resume our exploration of Lord of the Rings Book 1 Chapter 1 A Long Expected Party by considering the section from “Twelve more years passed…” to “...this very month as-is.” The bulk of this section concerns Hamfast Gamgee, aka The Gaffer, and his conversation with other Shire-fol…
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