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Mythgard Academy aims to make engaging discussions of fantasy and science fiction literature free and open to everyone. The Mythgard Academy program features live discussions with Dr. Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor, and other experts on speculative fiction. Books are nominated and voted on by our supporters, and recordings are available for free via podcast and the Signum University YouTube channel.
 
Welcome to the "Speaking of Wealth" podcast showcasing profit strategies for speakers, publishers, authors, consultants, and info-marketers. Learn valuable skills to make your business more successful, more passive, more automated, and more scalable. Your host, Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and experts including; Dan Poynter (The Self-Publishing Manual), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Dan Millman (Way of the Peaceful Warrior) ...
 
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Silm Film 5-34 (7/8/21) Season 5 Episode 10: Bound Together Corey Olsen and Dave Kale are joined by Marie Prosser to discuss the final episode for Aredhel as she returns to Gondolin with her son Maeglin, and Turgon decides to implement the first execution. [Fingolfin's vision after the double wedding in Dor-lomin signals his shift from maintaining …
 
07/06/2021, ELOTR Episode 193 If you are interesting in volunteering the Exploring Lord of the Rings Multimedia Project, send an email to info@signumu.org subject: Exploring Lord of the Rings In which we discuss “what defines an Elf Friend?” Pippin and Merry Probe Frodo for a recap and Bilbo describes the Council of Elrond as “talking.” Was the Cou…
 
Silm Film 5-33 (7/1/21) Season 5 Casting Session Corey Olsen and Dave Kale are joined by special guest Håkan Walles to discuss the results of the casting poll and determine the actors who will represent the new characters in Season 5. First they determine the casting for the Haradrim in the Third Age Frame story, then for the Edain in Beleriand, an…
 
06/29/2021, ELOTR Episode 192 If you are interesting in volunteering the Exploring Lord of the Rings Multimedia Project, send an email to info@signumu.org subject: Exploring Lord of the Rings In which Frodo berates Sam for getting roped into the Ring quest and speaks about his dream to stay in Rivendell. His cousins refuse to let their spirits be d…
 
06/22/2021, ELOTR Episode 191: Council of Elrond Session 67 Mythmoot is this week! It will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person tickets are offici…
 
If you could distill the most important business practices down to 4 words, what would they be? Jim Huling, co-author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, joins Jason Hartman to discuss the 4 words and how to use them to drastically improve your business. Key Takeaways: [3:39] The 4 words you need to know to suc…
 
Jason Hartman talks with Lisa Cron, author of the new book Story or Die, about how we really make decisions, why humans are so impacted by stories, and how to identify the parts of your story that can impact those you're trying to reach. Key Takeaways: [1:05] We are wired for stories. Stories sway us more than facts [4:14] We like to think that we …
 
Silm Film 5-32 (6/10/21) Season 5 Episode 9: A Brief Flame Corey Olsen and Dave Kale are joined by Nick Palazzo to discuss Episode 9 of Season 5, in which Andreth and Aegnor fall in love, but the rom com goes off the rails when the couple is unable to overcome the obstacles facing them. The Noldor have a council in Dorthonion to discuss the Siege, …
 
06/15/2021, ELOTR Episode 190: Council of Elrond Session 66 Our schedule for Mythmoot 2021 is live. It will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person t…
 
06/01/2021, ELOTR Episode 189: Council of Elrond Session 65 Our schedule for Mythmoot 2021 is live. It will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person t…
 
06/01/2021 Episode 188: Council of Elrond Session 64 Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person tickets are officially open on https:…
 
Episode 187: Council of Elrond Session 63 Announcements: A new Mythgard book discussion is coming up! Moon is a Harsh Mistress will be every Wednesday night now! Sign up here: https://mythgard.org/academy/the-moon-is-a-harsh-mistress/ Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already re…
 
Welcome to Luna, here is your narrator, Mannie, a free born, old cobber with one arm who’s not on Authority’s payroll. Look him up and down. He comes from complicated Loonie heritage, belongs to a line marriage, has a clear attitude against Authority and Warden, and a subtle attitude against Terra and Earthworms. He switches arms and jobs with resi…
 
Silm Film Session 5-30: Episode 7 - The Council of Estolad The Silmarillion Film Project is a theoretical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion into a long-running television show. Season 5 introduces Men to Beleriand and culminates in Fingolfin's duel with Morgoth after the Dagor Bragollach. In this session, Corey Olsen discusses the plo…
 
Silm Film 5-31 (5/20/2021) Season 5 Episode 8: To the Horizon Corey Olsen, joined by Dave Kale, Nick Palazzo, and Marie Prosser, discusses the Aredhel subplot from S05Ep07 as well as the first draft script for Episode 8. Aredhel and Eöl are engaged in a tug of war for the loyalty of their son Maeglin, who visits Nogrod. Andreth is introduced as a y…
 
05/11/2021 Episode 185: Council of Elrond Session 61 Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person tickets are officially open on https:…
 
05/18/2021 Episode 186: Council of Elrond Session 62 A new Mythgard book discussion is coming up! You can sign up for our newest offering: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress here: https://mythgard.org/academy/the-moon... Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the onl…
 
Week 24: And so we finish our tour of Hell and arrive at the crux of the world where we find Dante has been affected deeply by his travels at all three levels of his allegorical structure, and where Dante again faints, and where we also strengthen our understanding of the Medieval knowledge of World Geography. In Virgil’s capable hands the inversio…
 
Silm Film 5-29 (4/22/2021) Season 5 Culture of the Edain Corey Olsen discusses the culture of the Edain in Season 5, joined by Nick Palazzo and Marie Prosser. The Houses of Bëor, Haleth, and Hador migrate throughout Beleriand over the course of the season, come into contact with the elves, and develop unique signs of leadership and material culture…
 
Week 23: Where Dante succumbs to the lure of base arguments and wishes he was merely in a dream. And where a bugle blast messes with Dante’s vision, and towers become giants, and not nice ones either. And Dante’s absolute terror returns and his wish to be anywhere else but the road to Hell. But Virgil trades Dante’s fame card for a ride in Antaeus …
 
04/20/2021 Episode 183: Council of Elrond Session 59 Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. If you have already registered for the online moothub, you will be given the opportunity to upgrade. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person tickets are officially open on https:…
 
Silm Film 5-28 (4/8/2021) Season 5 Episode 6: Freedom Corey Olsen discusses Season 5 Episode 6, the action-packed escape from Angband! He is joined by Nick Palazzo, Script Editor. Rhogrin and Annael escape from Angband, and they are aided by the young Hador, who has been recruited by Fingon to join the war in the north. Also, Haleth kills Tevildo t…
 
04/13/2021 Episode 182: Council of Elrond Session 58 Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. Dates are June 24-27! Registration for both virtual and in-person tickets are officially open on https://signumuniversity.org/mythmoot/ In which we discuss the “Orc Problem.” Boromir and Elrond face off c…
 
04/06/2021 Episode 181: Council of Elrond Session 57 Mythmoot 2021 will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. Dates are June 24-27! Registration updates are coming this week hopefully, so stay tuned for more info. In which Elrond explains why using the ring is a bad idea. What are the dynamics of ring ownership? …
 
The one person you have the most trouble forgiving is yourself. Yet much of the way we think and act was learned before we reached the age of 10. Randy Gage, author of the new book Radical Rebirth, joins Jason Hartman to discuss how we can constantly reinvent ourselves to become the best version we can possibly be. Key Takeaways: [1:30] Randy's on …
 
Week 20: Where we call bologna on Dante’s talent curbing and clearly see the simple summer simile. Where with Ulysses we pass the columns, and the poles, and founder on the shores of Mount Purgatory having found the earth round. Where we hear that one cannot logically be absolved before, or during, the commission of an evil deed or counsel. Sorry, …
 
03/30/2021 Episode 180: Council of Elrond Session 56 Mythmoot will be a hybrid convention this year with both in person and digital options. Dates are June 24-27! Registration updates are pending, so stay tuned for more info. In which a decidedly unelven plan to unmake the ring is proposed by Elrond. Did Elrond always want to destroy the ring after…
 
\Week 19: A Place Among the Classics In the seventh pocket of the eighth circle, the fraudulent thieves are beset with snakes. Dante calls them all serpents, but some have six legs, and some none; some are caliente, peppercorn serpents, and some are winged, fiery dragons; some are smoking, and some are boring. Later, while describing the transforma…
 
Week 17: Now into the second half of the Malebolge, we look back at the closing line of Canto 21 and The Comedy's lack of humor. Then on to Canto 23, where Aesop’s frog and mouse story is called upon to warn Dante against trusting too closely the partnership of Demons. And Virgil luges Dante down the rocky slope, making a quick escape from pocket 5…
 
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