Best J.R.R. Tolkien podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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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, Assistant Professor of English at Washington College in Maryland. Find me on Facebook at "The Tolkien Professor," on Twitter at @tolkienprof, or at my website at www.tolkienprofessor.com. I have also begun a grand new venture: the Mythgard Institute, offering courses on Tolkien studies for credit at the MA level, or just for fun! Join us at www.mythgard.org.
 
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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The Tolkien Road
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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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The Tolkien Heads
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Join us as we read through J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." Each week we work with a different chapter and explore various themes both in the novel and in our lives.
 
An energetic exploration of Tolkien's works by Tolkien nerd Vasilios Asimakos, ceaselessly delving into unpredictable Tolkien topics, because "not all who wander are lost."
 
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Tea with Tolkien
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Join us for a cup of tea as we grow together in Hobbitness and Holiness, inspired by the faith and philosophy of JRR Tolkien.
 
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Amon Sûl
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Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith - no summary
 
A fun, feminist, read through of JRR Tolkien’s work.
 
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Athrabeth
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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.
 
A Tolkien podcast that takes a relaxing approach to the professor's works. A place to come and enjoy a shared love for all things Tolkien. From mathoms to mallorns, Gondor to Gondolin. From Bag-end to Beleriand and Arda to New Zealand. Hobbits at heart are always welcome.
 
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Interlibrary Loan
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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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Talkin Tolkien
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We read Tolkien and then talk about it. Currently reading "Fellowship of the Ring." We occasionally sing and make jokes as well.
 
Jeff Goad, Ngo Vinh-Hoi, and a rotating roster of special guests discuss the classic adventure, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and weird fiction that inspired the creation of the world's first roleplaying game.
 
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!
 
JD and Beau sit down every week and talk about the rich history and elegance of pipe tobacco, the custom blends found only at the Country Squire, as well as general shop talk. If you’re a pipe enthusiast looking for a show to listen to on the go or while you’re kicking back enjoying a bowl, this is definitely the place for you.
 
In this series, story expert Alastair Stephens guides you through the pages of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
 
Join Bishop Robert Barron for a weekly podcast on faith and culture. Find more episodes at http://WordOnFireShow.com and submit your questions at http://AskBishopBarron.com.
 
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Fabled
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Fabled is a bi-weekly podcast that explores mysteries, legends, myths, lore, ghosts, and fairy tales. Investigation of these tales of woe often reveal grim details that have been long hidden in the dark corners of history. Every story is a mix of both fact and fiction, and so are our episodes. We'll tell you a story, and then we'll tell you the truth. And to be perfectly honest, sometimes even our best fiction isn't as riveting as the facts.
 
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Dragon Babies
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Two sisters reread the young adult fantasy books that got them through painful adolescences and shaped them into mostly-functional adults (who love dragons a little too much).
 
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Mutations
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Conversations at the end of history and the beginning of the Anthropocene. Exploring the future through a consideration of our present, "the time between worlds," and the "time between times." Author, show host and interviewer Jeremy D Johnson explores the transformation of culture and consciousness through integral philosophy.
 
Crime Time is a weekly podcast discussing all things crime fiction!Join us, Lee and Eddie, as we try to solve mysteries, share our favourite detection selections, and guess along as we try to answer the age old question: “Whodunnit?”
 
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Scenario Brothers
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Hey Bros & Ho...Ladies! Join us as we explore Hypothetical Situations, Pitch Movie Sequels & Reboots no one wants to see and argue about who would win in a fight between Macaulay Culkin and JRR Tolkien.
 
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.
 
Fresh reports every week from home and on the road - This podcast features fresh reflections on Frederica’s travel and experiences. She will talk to interesting people, tell us fascinating stories and share unique insight into the changing world in which we live.
 
Have you ever suggested a book for recording by LibriVox only to be told by some good-for-nothing admin that it can't be done because it's not in the Public Domain in the US? Then this project is dedicated to you. It consists of ten early Public Domain poems by some of the authors mention of whose most popular works is most likely to come in close proximity to the word "sorry" in the LV forums.Included are: JRR Tolkien, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Dorothy L Sayers, CS Lewis, William Faulkn ...
 
"Millions of tyrants" is a tongue in cheek way to explore all the ways we engage with the world as human beings. Let's talk life, virtue, tradition, current events, and living in truth.
 
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Merton College
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A series of podcasts from Merton College, a vibrant and diverse intellectual community that has been at the forefront of education and research at Oxford University since 1264. Nobel Prize winners and other cultural and scientific leaders, such as TS Eliot, JRR Tolkien, and Andrew Wiles, adorn the list of Eminent Mertonians. Merton’s tradition of excellence lives on, thanks to the talent and dedication of college fellows, students, staff and alumni. Together with our historic architecture, b ...
 
Fresh reports every week from home and on the road - This podcast features fresh reflections on Frederica’s travel and experiences. She will talk to interesting people, tell us fascinating stories and share unique insight into the changing world in which we live.
 
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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Merton College
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A series of podcasts from Merton College, a vibrant and diverse intellectual community that has been at the forefront of education and research at Oxford University since 1264. Nobel Prize winners and other cultural and scientific leaders, such as TS Eliot, JRR Tolkien, and Andrew Wiles, adorn the list of Eminent Mertonians. Merton’s tradition of excellence lives on, thanks to the talent and dedication of college fellows, students, staff and alumni. Together with our historic architecture, b ...
 
Dalton and Seddo Chicken Soup Gaming. Exploring the world of gaming from an 8 year old perspective. Also, providing great audio book stories that all will want to listen.
 
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Yes, for the Two Towers, we're doing Two Episodes! For Round 2, Hoi and Jeff discuss character fame, the halfling class, and foreshadowing in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Two Towers" with returning guest Daniel J. Bishop.By Jeff Goad, Ngo Vinh-Hoi, and special guests.
 
Laudatory, pathetic, elegy, eulogy, panegyric, ethos … the Tolkien Heads appear to have stumbled into an SAT-prep course! We learn a lot about the different kinds of acknowledgements and respects that are being paid to the quartet of Hobbits who, having been plucked from the edge of destruction, are now suddenly the center of more attention tha ...…
 
This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Book Three, Chapter Nine of the Two Towers, Flotsam and Jetsam Characters Merry and Pippin – hobbit friends, provide food, and tell a story Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli – the hunters find their quarry, and listen to a story Saruman – The Mean Wizard Gandalf – The Nice Wizard Treebeard – Ent, the one wi ...…
 
JD and Beau recommend the right whiskey for your tobacco and the right tobacco for your whiskey. Cheers!By Country Squire Radio.
 
Long before man searched for intelligent life in space, he wondered about the ocean and what creatures roamed just below the surface. Lore about sea folk has been around for centuries, but selkies are perhaps the least mentioned in pop culture. In this episode, we'll walk along the rocky shores of Scotland and have the selkies tell us their sto ...…
 
Today, we discuss a recent article in Teen Vogue titled "Who is Karl Marx?" which shows how many teens and teachers have begun dabbling in Marxism. There have been a slew of other articles noting the rise of Millennials supporting socialism. Having done his masters work in philosophy on Karl Marx, Bishop Barron introduces us to this influential ...…
 
On this episode, we discuss the recent video unveiling the creative team behind Amazon's forthcoming Middle-earth TV show, discuss the career and work of each team member, and what this bunch might mean for the overall direction of the show. TOPICS JD Payne & Patrick McKay (Showrunners) Gennifer Hutchison (writer) Helen Shang (writer) Jason Cah ...…
 
Vasilios gives an Amazon Lord of the Rings series update and then dives in to TOLKIEN, the 2019 film adaptation of the Professor's life. Was there more to like than dislike? Also, in the Hobbit Hole: Tolkien's plea regarding art criticism, and how it might reflect on Tolkien biopic opinions. Finally, SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't seen the movie ...…
 
In episode 7 of Mutations podcast, I am joined by paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield. Michael is an artist, podcast host (Future Fossils), musician, painter, philosopher--am I missing anything? Like me, Michael wears many hats. We recorded a back-to-back episode. This is part one. You can find part two on Future Fossils. Michael and I off ...…
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/crimetimepodcast/5.9___Crawl_Trinkets___True_Story.mp3 In this absolutely brilliant episode of (your fave podcast) Crime Time, Lee crawls into the cinema for a terrifying encounter with an alligator, and Eddie really brings the mood down by talking about actual true crime. But don’t worry, Lee’s got your back with a gr ...…
 
Finally, Mount Doom! You can practically hear the bubbling and frothing of lava out of rocky fissures in the distance as we spend a disproportionate fraction of this episode debating whether Mount Doom is a true volcano—and, if so, what kind of volcano it is. The lectio divina section looks at Sam’s split-second decision not to kill Gollum … an ...…
 
This episode Jude and Stef talk to Dawn Walls-Thumma, founder of the Silmarillion Writers Guild and author of a fascinating survey on the culture and practices of the Tolkien Fanfiction community. Dawn's Socials Twitter: @DawnFelagund Silmarillion Writers Guild Dawn's Personal Page Show Notes Join Athrabeth's Discord! Works Referenced This Epis ...…
 
For Bruce. As the pipe world morns the loss of one of it's greats, we take a look at the innvoation that B.A. Weaver brought to the craft. Featuring an exclusive track "Take What You Need" by Cody DeWindtBy Country Squire Radio.
 
This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter IX, The Road to Isengard Characters Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas – the Three Hunters, reaching the end of their hunt Gandalf – mysterious yet powerful wizard Théoden – King of Rohan Éomer – Théoden’s nephew and heir Háma – no longer able to run for President. Treebea ...…
 
Today, we use Google's autocomplete feature to have Bishop Barron respond to some of the top questions people search for beginning with the phrase "Does God...". Does God love everyone? Does God change his mind? Does God have a name? Listen and find out! A listener asks what evidence we have for the existence of Jesus. NOTE: Do you like this po ...…
 
Concerning The Hobbit, the 1977 animated film… If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon! Topics discussed (film discussion starts at 5:30)... Background / Rankin & Bass Notable actors Opening / Bilbo / Gandalf / Dwarves Trolls Rivendell / Elrond No Stone Giants! Misty Mountain Goblins Gollum Eagles No ...…
 
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. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator) they’ve given the world The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Compani ...…
 
Jon David and Beau talk about pipe shop pet peeves from the perspective of both the customer and the tobacconist.By Country Squire Radio.
 
Every city has its ghosts, but the Tampa neighborhood of Ybor has more than its fair share. In this episode, you’ll hear tales of the most haunted buildings in Tampa. Once called the Wild West of the South, Ybor City’s lawless dead inhabitants are still wreaking havoc today. Music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Sardana" by Kevin MacLeod (htt ...…
 
It’s tough to write a summary for our episode on The Darkangel, by Meredith Ann Pierce - what can possibly beat the New York Times’ 1982 review titled “VAMPIRE ON THE MOON” ? We reveled in this dreamy, swooning sci-fi fantasy fairy tale. Listen in to learn how the titular vampyre triggered Madeleine and Grace’s teen manga-loving sensibilities a ...…
 
Bishop Barron is wrapping up the final two episodes of his Pivotal Players film series. Today, Joseph Gloor interviews Bishop Barron in the car as they recount significant sites they've visited associated with the last pivotal player, Bartolomé de las Casas. NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, l ...…
 
Hoi and Jeff discuss demagogues, war, elves, dwarves, and wizards in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Two Towers" with special guest Anna B. Meyer.By Jeff Goad, Ngo Vinh-Hoi, and special guests.
 
Concerning Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”… If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon! Topics discussed (film discussion starts at 5:30)... Smaug’s big splash / Bard The Master's Death Thorin’s Dragon Sickness / The Arkenstone Dol Guldur Thranduil The Battle The Journey Home BIR ...…
 
After responding to some feedback, Vasilios talks the upcoming Lord of the Rings series on Amazon Prime! What does the choice of the Second Age mean? What can we garner from the choice of creative team? WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT!? In the Hobbit Hole: seas, forests, and the key to marital bliss.Find This Podcast:Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tolkientak ...…
 
Strider is remarkably not disappointed that the Elf who’s overtaken them on the road is not his girlfriend. It’s Glorfindel of Rivendell; and for listeners who remember our episodes on the fall of Gondolin, we’ll not only answer the question of whether this Glorfindel is really that Glorfindel, we’ll also delve into Tolkien’s essays to understa ...…
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/crimetimepodcast/5.8___Annabelle_Comes_Home_Jane_Austen__Killing_Eve.mp3 Last episode, Lee opened the floodgates of Eddie’s inability to stick to genre. Welcome to the ultimate PRIDE AND PREJUDICE mashup! Is this the true crime? Probably. Lee still wants Eddie to watch Killing Eve, but you know Eddie is still thinking ...…
 
In Tolkien’s legendarium, healing means renewal, not reset. Fr. Andrew is joined by psychology student Stasia Braswell to discuss what it means to be healed in Middle-earth and how that image of transformation sheds light on our own lives as Christians. Also: Ponies. (No, not those ones.)By Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Ancient Faith Radio.
 
This chapter was not poorly named: it is all description of the landscape of Mordor, with comparably little plot movement. From brambles to ravines to volcanic clouds, these paragraphs pour forth rich descriptions of aspects of the not-quite-barren country. To help us work through this unforgiving terrain, we are thrilled to welcome as our spec ...…
 
Beau and Jon David open the book on pipe culture again to talk about the various places we all enjoy our pipe.By Country Squire Radio.
 
This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter 7: Helm’s Deep. Characters Gandalf – a wizard up to his old tricks. Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas – the three hunters, still trucking on. Théoden – King of Rohan Éomer – Théoden’s nephew Háma – Rohan’s MVP Gamling – a Rohan Soldier Ceorl – A Rohan soldier Erkandbrand ...…
 
Bishop Barron is traveling around the world right now, filming the final two episodes of his Pivotal Players film series. Today, Joseph Gloor interviews Bishop Barron in the car as they recount significant sites they've visited so far. NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus c ...…
 
Concerning “The Last Stage”, from a homely house to Shire shenanigans… Please support on Patreon for as little as $1 per episode! Topics discussed (chapter discussion begins at 7:30)… Arriving in Rivendell Songs of the Elves: "The Dragon is Whithered" The Last Road / Trolls Gold Road Go Ever On... The auction... Losing property & reputation Yea ...…
 
Strider’s path to Rivendell leads the hobbits through rough terrain; all the while, the days get colder and Frodo gradually succumbs to the evil effects of the Witch-king’s blade. A bad situation starts to look even worse when Pippin and Merry catch a glimpse of three trolls ahead — and if that sounds familiar to you, then you scored higher tha ...…
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/crimetimepodcast/Joshilyn_Jackson_Sebastien_Japrisot__Suspense.mp3 What is the definition of suspense? Will Lee and Eddie solve it before time runs out? Will Lee ever stop talking about glass blowing? Will Eddie ever stop trying to get weird books on the show with really thin justification? Will this series of question ...…
 
This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter 6; The King of the Golden Hall. Apologies about the audio issue with this weeks episode! Characters Gandalf – Stormcrow, The White Rider Aragorn – Heir of Elendil Gimli – a dwarf Legolas – an elf Théoden – King of the Golden Hall (and, you know, Rohan) Háma – a good ...…
 
We start our first Book Six episode with a philosophical discussion on Orcish language and the possibility of an Orcish or Mordorean culture, some shocking implications of the etymology of the word screw, and—naturally—a version of Sam’s song from the chapter sung to the tune of the Gilligan’s Island theme. The lectio divina section takes a clo ...…
 
We have a special guest this week as legendary pipe carver and star of the Father The Flame documentary joins Jon David and Beau to go behind the scenes of his experience with the pipe industry and the community that drives it.By Country Squire Radio.
 
Pirates have always been glamorized in entertainment. Just the mention of them brings images to our minds. They are history’s favorite bad guys, but as we'll discuss in this episode, there were a few fearsome women, as well. And we’ll delve into the most famous legend and pirates’ tavern in history--The Pirates' House--which you can still visit ...…
 
We’re celebrating our 50th episode with a very special trip to Middle-earth! Grace and Madeleine (and visiting pal Jordan!) revisit their very first fantasy novel, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. We indulge in our own creative Gollum interpretations, pick our favorite songs, and generally have a great time adventuring to the Lonely Mountain as re ...…
 
Concerning “The Return Journey”, from grievous goodbyes to peak panoramas… Please support on Patreon for as little as $1 per episode! Topics discussed (chapter discussion begins at 7:30)… Bilbo Awakens Thorin's Death / Dwarf Eschatology Eagles / Beorn King Dain / Thorin Buried with Arkenstone Happily Ever After / Goodbyes The Journey Home Begin ...…
 
Hoi and Jeff discuss living dungeons, world building, and using evocative setting descriptions at the table in Clark Ashton Smith's "Hyperborea" with special guest Jeffrey Talanian.By Jeff Goad, Ngo Vinh-Hoi, and special guests.
 
Bishop Barron is traveling overseas to film the last two episodes of his Pivotal Players series. So in this episode, we share a clip from one of his classic study programs, “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues”. The clip focuses on the sin of pride and the corresponding virtue of humility. Get access to the full study program (and all of Bi ...…
 
Vasilios continues to tell of his adventure(honeymoon) down in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Hear of his exploits in Wellington and Glenorchy! Meet the legendary Ray of Rivendell! Finally, in the Hobbit Hole, Bilbo explains why Vasilios chose New Zealand in the first place.Find This Podcast:Find This Podcast:Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tolki ...…
 
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