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Since 2018, the Tolkien Experience Project has been collecting stories from Tolkien scholars and fans around the world. Now, we have partnered with The Prancing Pony Podcast and Dr. Sara Brown to create the Tolkien Experience Podcast — an attempt to bring the fan and scholarly communities together around our shared passion: the works of J.R.R. Tolkien! Each episode, Luke and Sara ask a notable scholar or member of the fan community to share their responses to the original Tolkien Experience ...
 
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Ringheads

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Ringheads

Bill Corbett & Sean Thomason

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An Unserious Guide to Lord of the Rings and JRR Tolkien. Bill Corbett of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax joins Rifftrax writer / producer Sean Thomason in getting way, way into the LOTR world. They delve too greedily and too deep!
 
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 ...
 
The Adventures of Sir Rodney the Root is a new fantasy audio-comedy about the misadventures of a knight named Gilbert just trying to do the right thing. Unfortunately, he's been saddled with a rag-tag group of companions: a fabulous elf mage, an ambitious human princess, a sassy dwarf thief, a bizarre human child, a stoner unicorn... and a root named Sir Rodney. Will they complete their convoluted fetch-quest and restore Rodney to human form? Or will they end up in way more trouble than they ...
 
"There and Back Again"—Tales from Two Tolkienites is a podcast series filled with discussions of all things Tokien-related, including the history and literature of Middle-Earth, Lord of the Rings Online, and Tolkien’s Arthurian works. We will also have mini lessons on medieval and Renaissance history, Arthurian legend, and for the die-hard Tolkienites, some lessons on how to speak Elvish. Find us at thereandbackagain.podomatic.com, or follow us at thereandbackagaintolkienites.tumblr.com Shar ...
 
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 HEMA-Cast

Patrick McCaffrey

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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.
 
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On this episode, Matt talks about the new series Hawkeye. Is Hawkeye a hit or a miss? It depends on what your expectation are. One thing seems certain. Hawkeye's unlikely protégé Katie Bishop appears to be set up to replace our beloved Hawkeye. News Sources: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/amazon-preps-for-a-multi-robot-world-roborunner-cloud-service…
 
Sméagol proves to be willing and able to show Frodo and Sam the way to Mordor, now that his promise on the Precious keeps him from running away (though Sting is still at hand to police him if necessary). But Gollum proves he’ll always be king of pain when he totally overreacts to the elf-smell coming off the lembas his companions are eating. Once h…
 
On this episode, Matt deals with a topic that affects the health and well being of Nerds and Geeks everywhere: Superhero Fatigue. Even the most die-hard fans experience at some point. Many of us even experience a broader fatigue and boredom with life. Have no fear. Matt offers help for dealing with this nepharious condition. www.thetelescopeshow.co…
 
Lord of the Rings is a trilogy, and this is the third movie, and so [quickly counts] ...the last. But the longest, hoo boy! We begin this long, epic journey with a shot of a tiny worm being put on a hook. This episode features, among other things, more about the different type of Hobbits than you may have ever wanted to know. Also: Saruman, down bu…
 
Alan and Shawn welcome John Howe to the Prancing Pony Podcast! Over the past several decades John has established himself as one of the most enduringly popular Middle-earth artists, and his work has appeared in numerous books and calendars (including the Tolkien Calendar 2021), and earned him a role as a conceptual artist for Peter Jackson’s The Ho…
 
In this special episode of the Tolkien Experience Podcast, Luke, Sarah, and Sara wrap up the second season! They thank the listeners, reflect on some of their favorite interviews and the changes to the podcast over the year, and share how their own Tolkien Experience has shifted this year! We hope you enjoy it. Remember, there will be more TEP comi…
 
Well, we’ve met both of the Two Towers now, plus a bonus Deep (Helm’s) and it’s time to move on. Yes, this is the final episode about this middle movie of the LOTR trilogy, and some of the chickens are coming home to roost for the bad guys of Middle Earth. Other chickens are still out there! Including Gollum, who’s already planning the next movie..…
 
Gollum is disinclined to acquiesce to Frodo’s request to lead them to Mordor, and he tries to escape when he thinks the hobbits aren’t looking. Sam has thirty ells’ worth of good reasons for Gollum to stay put, but the Elvish rope burns his skin (as of publication, Lothlórien Ropeworks has not issued a recall, and neither Haldir nor “One of Those F…
 
Three episodes into the chapter, we finally meet Sméagol… and the other fellow sharing his brain. Sam jumps the creeping, crawling creature at the bottom of the cliff, which goes about as well for Master Gamgee as one might expect. Fortunately, Frodo’s got his back, and the sight of Sting convinces Gollum that if he loves some precious, he should s…
 
We've reached the second-to-last THE TWO TOWERS episode, and the tower count remains the same! But it's all coming to a head on three different fronts: Helm's Deep, where things are getting explode-y; Fangorn Forest, where the Ents are deciding to decide to maybe decide something (spoiler: they finally do); and in Osgiliath, which needs an infrastr…
 
The shrieking cry of what might sound like a Ringwraith if they weren’t destroyed forever at the Ford of Bruinen (They were, right? Right!?) makes Frodo lose his grip and his sight while climbing down a cliff. He manages to land on his feet on a ledge not far below, but he can’t get back up or down without a rope, which Sam just so happens to have,…
 
On this episode, Matt discusses the new Star Wars Anime Series called Star Wars Visions. We discover God by looking at the love Karre shows towards his sister, who is bent on accomplishing her dark task regardless of the price. Bumper Music: "Highway Danger" by Silent Partner News: https://variety.com/2021/film/news/disney-delays-doctor-strange-tho…
 
Lots of Real Talk in this episode. Real Talk: is Faramir the ideal Gondorian warrior-prince, or a whiny failson? Real Talk: are the Uruk-Hai unstoppable murder machines, or easily-killed training dummies for Gimli’s axe? Real Talk: will there ever be justice for Smeagol and his fish? Finally, Ringheads announces our upcoming Patreon video extras: w…
 
We finally begin our readthrough of Book IV of The Lord of the Rings with “The Taming of Sméagol”! All alone after fleeing Parth Galen, Frodo and Sam are lost among the barren slopes of the Emyn Muil, seeking a way down to the stinking bog below (zero stars for this hiking tour). But how alone are they, really? Are the two eyes following them attac…
 
For this episode, I had the chance to catch up with the creator of the YouTube Channel The Nerd of the Rings! Matt started his channel to talk about his passion for Tolkien and it has really taken off over the past two years! I was able to have a great conversation with him about what some of his favorite topics have been, and how he was first intr…
 
Warg attack!! This is both a handy phrase for quickly getting off a Zoom call, and something that is happening to the Rohirrim as we start this section. Watch as our heroes fight these giant wolf-hyena-rats. And everyone is noticing the Uruk-Hai are on the march, which is not surprising since they are 10,000 huge monsters not attempting to hide. Fi…
 
One does not simply walk into Mordor without a recap, so before we start our readthrough of Book IV of The Lord of the Rings, we’re reviewing previous chapters to reacquaint ourselves with a couple of characters we haven’t seen for a while (no one special; just Frodo and Sam, the guys whose mission really matters here). After a look back at the sto…
 
A very trudge-focused section! The dreary people of Edoras are hightailing it out of town to the fortress of Helm's Deep, and trudging is what they do. Éowyn is boy-crazy for 87-year-old boy Aragorn, and shows it by serving him a stew of raw raccoon meat floating in hot saliva. Meanwhile the new comedy duo of Saruman-N-Wormtongue get all giggly thi…
 
It’s our first live Q&A episode of the season, which means Alan and Shawn have got our speculating caps on for another round of questions from our guests! We field questions on the married life of the Valar (but not in the way you’re thinking), the size of Hobbit feet, and an almost forgotten fight between Galadriel and Dol Guldur. Plus, opinions o…
 
For this episode, Sara sat down to talk with translator and scholar Aurélie Brémont! Aurélie completed her PhD in English Medieval Studies on Tolkien and the Celtic Heritage in 2009 in Sorbonne Université, Paris. Since then, she has been present in conferences in the UK and in France. In 2016 she had the opportunity to translate Tom Shippey's J.R.R…
 
We're hanging out with the horselords for a while. Having funerals, discussing imminent war, performing wizard-exorcisms. It's a fun place these days. Also, Edoras: magnificent seat of kings or scrubby little town? Finally, the new duo of Saruman and Wormtongue start their twisted relationship, and all the couples counselors in Middle Earth can't h…
 
For the second time in history, Alan and Shawn throw a party of special magnificence to celebrate a milestone: 222 episodes of the PPP! Once again, we look back at some of our best moments from the past eleventy-one episodes, as chosen by our listeners. From foolish digressions to inappropriate pop culture references, smart observations to great re…
 
This part of the movie has lots of critters emerging in Middle Earth: incredibly big, incredibly dumb trolls; beautifully-styled godlike horses; giant tree-men who recite their own bad poetry; other trees who are basically serial killers; and maybe most astonishing: dudes who ride horses! Is this the turn of the tide, or is the newly resurrected ve…
 
We start our sixth season in style by welcoming Carl F. Hostetter to the podcast! In addition to his role as chief editor of Vinyar Tengwar, Carl has authored articles on Tolkien’s languages for decades. We catch up with him about his lifetime of scholarship and his highly anticipated new edition of unpublished manuscripts by Tolkien himself: The N…
 
For this episode, Sarah talked with a researcher who looks at Tolkien's works through a lens of trauma studies: Elizabeth King! Elizabeth is a PhD student and Graduate Research assistant at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. Her information page on the university site says that she is currently working "on pro…
 
We've reached the end of Fellowship of the Ring. So that's it, there's no more Lord of the Rings movies! ....hahaha. Ha. No. Wrapping up FOTR with some of most emotionally wrenching parts of the entire trilogy [*sniff* Boromir *sniff*], plus a twisted pain-loving Uruk Hai leader with a goofy name, hobbits who can throw rocks with the deadliness of …
 
For this episode, I had the opportunity to speak with my good friend and brilliant Tolkien scholar: Mariana Rios Maldonado! Mariana is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow where she is interested in ethics, feminist theory, and encountering the Other in Tolkien's works. She received a grant from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Natio…
 
This week's episode is with a scholar whose interest is art history makes for some fascinating insights about illustrations of Tolkien's works: Joel Merriner. Joel is an Associate Lecturer in Art History at the University of Plymouth. He is finishing his PhD which examines the illustrations of Tolkien's work in central and eastern Europe. He presen…
 
While Gandalf and Aragorn ponder the evening’s events and finally identify the object of Pippin’s affections as the palantír of Orthanc, a Nazgûl flies overhead — which means it’s time for Gandalf and the sticky-fingered Took to exit, stage east. And as Shadowfax carries them over the plains at breakneck speed (not that any necks will be broken, we…
 
With the Saruman situation handled, Gandalf settles in for a leisurely journey back to Helm’s Deep with Merry dangling behind him. Pippin, however, is obsessing over the shiny, round and apparently indestructible object Wormtongue threw out the window… and when nightfall comes, his Fool-of-a-Tookishness gets the better of him. We begin to investiga…
 
Aragorn and Boromir meet cute over a messed-up sword. Then Arwen and Aragorn don't exactly do great with the Bechdel Test. But finally the main event: a very important council of people from all over Middle Earth, at Elrond's place! What should they call this solemn, momentous occasion, where the fate of the world is decided? Just ..what the hell,.…
 
Unable to persuade Théoden, Saruman now tries to sway Gandalf, not realizing his former underling has gotten a promotion and executive sponsorship for his project since the last time they touched base. As before, Saruman totters between slick sweet-talking and explosive rage until finally Gandalf — amused/not amused — strips him of his staff and pl…
 
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