Best Lordoftherings podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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Tired of the same ten songs on the radio? Love Celtic music? Want to feel closer to your Celtic heritage? Welcome to the the virtual Public House for Celtic culture through music. Marc Gunn is a Celtic Geek musician and your guide to honoring our past and adapting for our future . If you have comments and want to chat in the pub, email him. Use #PubSongs when talking about this podcast.
 
Fan-Fiction isn't for the articulate. So it's time to point that out. Listen as we read horribly written; sometimes downright disgusting stories. Super Sexy Swingin' Fan Fiction 3.0 is here. After a long delay we return with a new Co-Host; LycanOfLight. VERY NSFW
 
Exploring the life and 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.
 
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The HEMA-Cast
Monthly
 
HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts and is an activity practiced by thousands across the country and around the world. The HEMA-Cast is a podcast focused on the topics and events important to the HEMA community. By going to events and interviewing members of HEMA, we get to exchange ideas and get to know the HEMA community at large.
 
Hosted by Wayne Brekke, owner of Dungeon Crate, the DnD5e Podcast is all about gaming with the new rules to this classic game. As a 30 year veteran of Dungeons and Dragons, Wayne Brekke mans the helm, inviting other gamers on the show as panel guests to talk about every aspect of roleplaying in the 5th edition world.
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
Like Tolkien? Love Tolkien? Are you the Tolkien fan other Tolkien fans are afraid of? This is the podcast for you.
 
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Calvin's Epic
Weekly
 
After a failed suicide attempt, Calvin, a hilariously eccentric, mentally unstable, and incredibly violent quantum physicist awakens to find himself in a fantasy world complete with trolls, elves, dwarves, and other stupid fantasy creatures. Unwittingly, our hero (if you can dare call him that) is thrown in the middle of an international conspiracy involving a tyrannical elf queen and a ploy to turn the global gold standard to her favor. However, Calvin's ever swinging mood and severe manic ...
 
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The Olympic Games and the football World Cup, two of the biggest events in the world which are each hosted every four years, are big business. And it costs a lot of money to host them, and a lot of the money comes from public funds. In this week’s edition of More or Less, we’ll be finding out – after all the sporting activities are over – how r ...…
 
Ten years ago, Sherwood Forest Faire opened their borders to allow a medieval festival to happen. In this episode, you will learn how the festival came to be. You'll meet some of the musicians who have performed there since the beginning. You'll hear their music and some of the stories I recorded at the faire. Some are about travel or women in ...…
 
A battle is brewing in the Southern Scottish uplands between two rival villages. How can statistics help determine which village should take the crown? Wanlockhead and Leadhills both lay claim to the title of Scotland’s highest village but there can only be one winner. More or Less attempts to settle the age old dispute once and for all. Presen ...…
 
In the final pages of “Fog on the Barrow-downs”, the hobbits — now armed with nice, shiny daggers — reluctantly take their leave of Tom Bombadil. Before we say goodbye to Tom, we give the greatest enigma in Middle-earth the full Prancing Pony Podcast treatment! We answer listener questions, respond to popular theories, and assemble a council’s ...…
 
A recent scientific review claims the weed killer glyphosate raises the risk of developing the cancer non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent. But deciding what causes cancer can be complicated and there are lots of people and organisations on different sides arguing for against this. So in this edition of More or Less, we look at the disagreements ...…
 
As we resume “Fog on the Barrow-downs”, Frodo comes to and finds himself trapped in a barrow with his friends unconscious beside him, arrayed eerily in the buried treasures of long-dead lords. For a moment, Frodo is tempted to flee with the Ring and leave his friends behind, but there is a seed of courage hidden in the heart of every hobbit, an ...…
 
Who is the greatest chess player in history? And what does the answer have to do with a story of a chess cheating school from Texas? In this week’s More or Less, the BBC’s numbers programme, David Edmonds finds out what a statistical analysis of chess moves can teach us about this ancient board game. Presenter: David EdmondsProducer: Darin Grah ...…
 
We begin the chilling chapter “Fog on the Barrow-downs” on the hobbits’ last morning in the house of Tom Bombadil and Goldberry. Soon they must be off again and into the haunted hills beyond; but they should be safe if they just keep to the west side of the barrows and get out of the downs before sunset, so let’s just see how that works out for ...…
 
Brief show notes for today's episode just to get the episode out. Ryan Zukowski is a member of the Long Island Historical Fencing Society. You can find more information about the LIHFS at http://www.longislandlongsword.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LIHFS/ Tea Kew is a member of Cambridge HEMA in the UK. https://www.academyofhi ...…
 
Mansa Musa, the 14th century Mali king, has nothing on Jeff Bezos - read one recent news report. Musa set off on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in the 1300s and it’s said he left with a caravan of 60,000 people. Among them were soldiers, entertainers, merchants and slaves. A train of camels followed, each carrying gold. In recent reports, he has ...…
 
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 and the Mysterious. Join Alan and Shawn as we read favorite passages from The Lord of the Rings and Un ...…
 
Experience is all around us and is what makes the community get better and better as the years go on. Today's episode has the voice of two experienced members of the community. Arto Fama is an instructor with Zwaard & Steen. You can find more information about Zwaard & Steen at https://www.zwaard-steen.org/. Arto has also been named to the Nord ...…
 
Does the sudden loss of an hour of sleep raise the risk of having a heart attack?
 
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 Rings, Tolkien’s maps of Middle-earth, Gandalf, Sauron, and even the dreaded Watcher in the Water, with no ...…
 
All about armor in today's episode. I finally got a chance to interview Bill Frisbee after a couple of years of trying and just missing each other. Bill Frisbee is runs New Hampshire KDF and Fechtschule Frisbee. You can find more information about both of them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewHampshireKDF/ and https://www.faceb ...…
 
Fact. St Patrick's Day is the best holiday ever. Fact. Everyone is Irish on St Patrick's Day. Fact. You're gonna LOVE this week's episode of ACTUAL St Patrick’s Day facts! Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic Geek musician and your guide to honoring our ...…
 
The hobbits experience a rain delay the morning after their first night in the house of Tom Bombadil, and Frodo couldn’t be happier. While Goldberry does her “washing”, Tom regales his guests with stories, but after supper Frodo starts telling his own tale, even the parts about the Black Riders and the Ring. What will happen when the “Eldest” c ...…
 
Are women really less likely than men to be hired for jobs in tech just because of their sex? A study claims that sexism in the recruitment process is holding women back from entering the tech sector. But the study is not all it seems. There are much better statistics that can help explain why fewer women than men work in tech in the USA and le ...…
 
We're featuring interviews from Swordsquatch 2018 from both ends of the experience spectrum. Cody Schuler is a newer fencer, and Sven Lugar has decades of experience. Erik Von Essen is an instructor and founding member of SwordSquatch. You can find more information about the Lonin League at https://lonin.org/. SwordSquatch is a yearly event put ...…
 
Insects live all around us and if a recent scientific review is anything to go by, then they are on the path to extinction. The analysis found that more than 40 percent of insect species are decreasing and that a decline rate of 2.5 percent a year suggests they could disappear in one hundred years. And as some headlines in February warned of th ...…
 
Frodo and friends get comfortable in the first half of “In the House of Tom Bombadil,” and Alan and Shawn finally begin to unwrap the enigma that is Tom and his wife Goldberry. While the hobbits eat and drink as only famished hobbits can, we dive into Tolkien’s letters, poetry, and more for clues to the nature of our mysterious hosts and their ...…
 
We're featuring interviews from Swordsquatch 2018 from both ends of the experience spectrum. Cody Schuler is a newer fencer, and Sven Lugar has decades of experience. Cody Schuler is a member of Kulshan HEAM. You can find Kulshan HEMA online at https://www.kulshanhema.com/. You can keep up with Cody on his instagram at https://www.instagram.com ...…
 
Inspiration is a funny friend. It finds you and guides you. It takes you to strange and wonderful places. It introduces you to heroes. I started playing Celtic music in 1999... by accident. I had three "Celtic" songs in my song repertoire: "The Scotsman", "Irish Ballad" by Tom Lehrer, and an original Enya-esque song with nonsensical lyrics call ...…
 
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 address. Tolkien’s work has occasionally been labeled as racially insensitive or (in some cases) out ...…
 
Die, sell on a sunny day, place your work a third of the way through the auction….There are some surprising factors that can affect the price of an art work. Here are six top tips on how to get the best price for your art or, for art buyers, how to make a big return on your investment. Presenter: Dave EdmondsProducer: Darin Graham Editor: Richa ...…
 
If it wasn't for America, the traditional music of Ireland might no longer exist. America saved Irish music. That's the premise behind my 2014 album I recorded with Jamie Haeuser, How America Saved Irish Music. I expected more of a backlash when I released the album title that was a parody of the book How the Irish Saved Civilization. I only go ...…
 
We're finishing up Study in Steel 2018 and a one off interview from Give a Girl a Sword, hosted by Men at Arms Martial Arts. Broderick Stocks is a member of Warriors of Ash. You can find Warriors of Ash online at WarriorsofAsh.com. Broderick is still studying and practicing HEMA, and podiumed for the first time at Queen's Gambit with 3rd place ...…
 
Tim Harford talks to Matt Parker on how simple maths mistakes can cause big problems.
 
It’s nap time in the Old Forest as our heroes gradually succumb to the power of an ancient and angry willow. Sam rolls a natural 20 to resist the spell and manages to save Frodo, but Merry and Pippin are trapped inside the enormous tree. Just when all seems hopeless, a merry old fellow comes hopping along with a unique fashion sense and some ve ...…
 
Tim Harford on climate change, Victorian diseases, maths mistakes and alcohol consumption
 
Who can better forecast the weather – meteorologists or a rodent? What percentage of the English public are related to King Edward the III, and is malnutrition really on the rise in the UK? Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the good stuff from the More or Less archives.
 
In this show, you'll hear the latest Coffee with The Celtfather show. We have comments from listeners like you. I'll share a tip on how you can promote your favorite band with streaming music. And I'll rant on impossible goals and why we need them. Pub Songs Podcast is music and community. If you like, tell a friend or interact. Support me on P ...…
 
I'm done moving and back to putting together episodes from the back log of interviews. Today's interviews are from Study in Steel 2018. We have Daniel León and Rebecca Glass. Daniel León is the instructor for Scuola Gladiatori in Quito Ecuador. There he teaches Tang Soo Do as well as longsword and is a Schola St George Affiliate. You can get in ...…
 
Frodo and his companions enter into the Old Forest in the first part of Book I, Chapter 6 of The Lord of the Rings. Merry has been beyond the Hedge before and does his best to guide them, but it’s hard to navigate a forest when the trees won’t stop moving. Something or someone is making a path before them, leading them inexorably into the deepe ...…
 
Tim Harford finds untrue a recent report that there is a 'suicidal generation' of teens.
 
Pubs are often dark places. I'm sure dark things have been discussed. Maybe I'm naive, but I don't feel they are any darker than what we find on social media. I don't like social media. It brings out the worst in people. It makes the world a more vile place than it actually is. And so I avoid it, like the plague. Fair comparison. That's one of ...…
 
A listener doubts her popularity on the dating app Tinder. We investigate the numbers.
 
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 clips from the first three seasons of the PPP, nominated by our listeners. From the silliest jokes to ...…
 
Tim Harford on Holocaust deniers; food prices in Venezuela, and dating app statistics
 
A conspiracy is finally unmasked in the second half of “A Conspiracy Unmasked”! Frodo’s dread turns to relief when he learns his friends already know much more than he gave them credit for. They insist on leaving with him and promise to stick to him through thick and thin — all except for Fredegar, who finds those creepy, sniffing Black Riders ...…
 
Tim Harford asks which times of the year are riskiest for suicide.
 
Tim Harford on domestic violence, employment numbers, and the chance of a white Easter.
 
Sometimes the things that matter most to us don’t matter as much to those we serve. The Bridge is still one of my favorite albums. It features one of the best songs I feel like I ever recorded—“Peggy Gordon”. And yet no one talks about the album. There are many reasons why this may be. But one may be it just hasn’t found its audience. They say ...…
 
In the first half of Book I, Chapter 5 of The Lord of the Rings, the Hobbits cross the Brandywine and come to Frodo’s new digs at Crickhollow, where a hot bath and all the comforts of home await them. Frodo does his best to enjoy a well-earned second supper and good company, but a dark cloud hangs over him as he dreads having to tell his friend ...…
 
Tim Harford asks whether 1.7% of people are intersex, and examines false claims about MPs
 
In this episode, Wayne and Joe talk about the Find Familiar spell in 5th edition and what it can do for a resourceful wizard. Music: The Power and the Glory www.purple-planet.com Image artist unknown Resource: Thread: Celestial, Fey, and Fiend: A Guide to Familiar Keeping
 
The second half of “A Short Cut to Mushrooms” finds Frodo almost as scared of Farmer Maggot as he is of the Black Rider following him. His fears are quickly eased, however, and he finds a good friend in an unexpected place. We discuss the hospitality of hobbits (and their mistrust of outsiders), talk with our North Wing guest about the value of ...…
 
We look at the numbers behind body temperature – what is normal?
 
Tim Harford on sugar, train fares, children's outdoors play and Earth's closest neighbour
 
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