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Sometimes we miss things. For Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus, those things are most every deeply popular sci-fi or fantasy series out there. In Season 1, Nicole and Lauren got a crash course in Star Wars. For Season 2, they’re venturing into The Lord of the Rings. Join Nicole and Lauren as they get to know the ins and outs of elvish, hobbit feet, and some all powerful ring.
 
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Lauren and Nicole are joined by actress and comedian Jessica McKenna (Off Book: The Improvised Musical) for some more Lord of the Rings memes and parodies! The three take a peek at Aragorn's text messages, compare Saruman to a shampoo bottle, and watch Orlando Bloom himself imitate a popular song entirely based around a single Legolas line from the…
 
162: Council of Elrond Sessions 38 11/03/2020 In which the professor ponders what outcome Sauruman had expected before recruiting Gandalf, and whether Sauruman is using all his art on Gandalf or if the whole meeting was a trap to see if Gandalf has the One Ring on him, or a clue as to where it might be. Field Trip: Vales of Anduin towards Gladden F…
 
161: Council of Elrond Sessions 37 10/20/2020 In which Sauruman tries to recruit Gandalf with a well-rehearsed speech. He makes a few “revealing” slips, and speaks of a POWER, and the tragedy of trying to do The Mayar’s work with no power. Also what is a “slogo?” Field Trip: Carn Dun “Seat of the Witch King” “Deeds will not be less valiant because …
 
164: Council of Elrond Session 40 11/18 In which Gandalf describes his imprisonment and the ravaged Isengard’s transformation. Sauruman is building an army to rival Mordor. Is building an orc army really plausible deniability? Field Trip: Vales of Anduin, Gladden Fields “Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien Su…
 
It's about that time again! In Part 2 of Lord of the Rings fanfiction, Lauren and Nicole are joined by graphic novelist and writer, Molly Ostertag, to get weird, goofy, creepy, and super cute with a fresh batch of fics. This round of fanfics truly runs the gamut of genres and moods. From the antics of Peepee the small stupid hobbit, to Lady Gollum'…
 
Now that they're out of the woods of the challenging and bizarre Lord of the Rings animation trilogy, Lauren and Nicole suddenly find themselves... in more woods. Fan-made woods, that is! Joined by writer Eva Anderson (Comedy Bang! Bang!, You're The Worst), the three take a detour into the popular 2009 Lord of the Rings fan film, The Hunt for Gollu…
 
160: Council of Elrond Session 36 10/20/2020 In which Saurman decries his title as Saruman The White and Gandalf tries to defend its virtues to the newly self-styled Saruman of the Many Colors. Field Trip Carn Dum Instance. “Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien Support Mythgard's Exploring The Lord of the Ring…
 
Session 157: Council of Elrond Session 33 09/29/2020 In which Gandalf relates his meeting with Sauruman and the wizards’ rapport is analyzed. Field Trip: Carn Dum “Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien Support Mythgard's Exploring The Lord of the RingsBy Mythgard Institute
 
The third and final pillar of the Lord of the Rings "animation trilogy" has been vanquished by Lauren and Nicole, with the aid of fellow Headgum podcaster, comedian and musician Miel Bredouw (Punch Up the Jam, Camp Unplug). The trio dive deep into this 1980 musical television film version of The Return of the King and decry the ugliness of all the …
 
Trudging ever onward through the deep cuts of the LOTR franchise, Lauren and Nicole bring along comedian and talk show host Michelle Collins (The Michelle Collins Show, Midnight Snack with Michelle Collins) to experience and help piece together the trippy and sometimes terrifying Ralph Bakshi animated film from 1978, simply known as The Lord of the…
 
Actor and comedian Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aqui Presents, Inside The Disney Vault) joins Lauren and Nicole to begin the hosts' first foray into the world of animated Lord of the Rings content, starting with the American musical television special from 1977, The Hobbit. Oscar brings his obsession for animation along with him to explain his love for t…
 
Welp, we were sort of wrong to think there would be a lot of insights into the world of The Lord of the Rings in store for us with the 2019 biopic, Tolkien. But though it was a dry well to draw from, Lauren and Nicole still managed to enjoy some thought-provoking conversations with actor and writer Mike Castle (Brews Brothers, Clipped) around the c…
 
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