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The Tolkien Professor

The Tolkien Professor (Corey Olsen)

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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, President of Signum University. All are welcome to enter – even those without any party business!
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Mythgard Academy

Mythgard Institute

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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.
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Welcome to “An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin’ Tolkien”. We invite you to join us in an adventure as Ezra and Lane delve deep into Middle Earth. Each fortnight we will gather for a book re-read, show speculation, and much more! So grab your book, a highlighter, cup of coffee, and keep a pocket-handkerchief close at hand. Remember, “Not all those who wander are lost” and we intend to let our imagination wander far and wide. Speak "Friend" and ENTER!!!
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From the creation of the world to what happened after the destruction of the One Ring, this podcast explains all of the lore, characters, history, and mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien's amazingly deep and complex world one topic at a time. It's like the best college course you could ever take with a professor who loves Middle Earth and adds in some mind-blowing concepts along the way. Whether you're new to the fandom or someone interested in brushing up on the details and expanding your perspecti ...
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A weekly podcast from Premier Unbelievable? with Professor Alister McGrath exploring C.S. Lewis’ thought, theology and teaching. C.S. Lewis is one of the most influential voices in modern Christianity. The 20th Century British writer and lay theologian has profoundly impacted Christians around the world and brought many atheists and agnostics to faith in Jesus. One person whose faith was greatly encouraged by the writings of C.S. Lewis is Professor Alister McGrath. Both men were raised in No ...
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Hosted by Chads from Texas.This is a podcast for you! We may be based in Texas but this podcast is not just for Texans. On this podcast, fans of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien from all over the world can come on with us and others for discussions on topics of your choosing. Anyone can sign up to come on and record an episode with us and other fans just like you, who are passionate about The Professor and his Legendarium. Or, if that's not your bale of hay, you can simply download and listen.New ...
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Today I have a very special episode for you, from the phenomenal Professor Guy Claxton. He is a cognitive scientist, education thought leader and prolific author. He has spent most of his working life at a variety of universities including Oxford, Bristol, King’s College London and Winchester. You can connect with me here: 🖐️ About 💻 Podcast Websit…
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Rev Dr Malcolm Guite, Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge University shares his thoughts about Lewis' imaginative vision as a writer. This talk was originally given at a CS Lewis symposium called Now We Have Faces, which was hosted by The CS Lewis Group at Ulster University in coordination with English at Ulster. The title of Malcolm's present…
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Today I have the pleasure of sharing a recent conversation that I had with Ricky Kradolfer from Amplify Music Education. Amplify was co-founded by Ricky Kradolfer and his wife to ensure that every student has access to contemporary, inspiring and engaging music lessons that meet the curriculum. We talked about so many things in this conversation in…
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We reach the end of what Tolkien wrote about the story of Aldarion and Erendis, and although it's not a complete ending, it does tie up some loose ends. Join our Patreon for weekly bonus episodes, early access, and ad-free listening: https://www.patreon.com/lotrlorecast On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@LordoftheRingsLorecast Live Shows and game…
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Today, Maggie and Corey return for further discussion with Jordan Rannells, talking about soundtracks and audio as a medium of story adaptation. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 73, recorded on May 13, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel / signumuniversity and …
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As we approach the one year anniversary of apologist Tim Keller's death on May 19th, we caught up with his wife Kathy Keller who corresponded with CS Lewis as a child. Why did she write to Lewis? How did he respond? What are some of the stories he shared with her? What was it like meeting Warnie Lewis? Plus, we hear the impact of CS Lewis and JRR T…
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Meneldur read's Gil-Galad's letter and finally understands what Aldarion was been doing in Middle-Earth. Join our Patreon for weekly bonus episodes, early access, and ad-free listening: https://www.patreon.com/lotrlorecast On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@LordoftheRingsLorecast Live Shows and game streams: twitch.tv/robotsradio Talk Lord of the…
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Tonight Corey and Maggie return to the Cracks of Doom! Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 71, recorded on April 29, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel / signumuniversity and SignumU Twitch channel / signumu Check the schedule here. / schedule For more informatio…
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Today Maggie and Corey are joined by Jordan Rannells of the Long Expected Soundscape, to discuss audio and musical adaptation. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 72, recorded on May 6, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube channel / signumuniversity and SignumU Twitch chan…
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Did Jesus have favourites? What does good friendship look like? Can we can call God friend? Why does Lewis consider friendship "the most spiritual of loves"? Is Christian frienship greater than non-Christian friendship? Phil Knox, author of The Best of Friends concludes his conversation on Lewis and friendship.For Phil Knox on Unapologetic: https:/…
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Aldarion returns home to a cold reception, bringing urgent and unexpected news from the Elves. Join our Patreon for weekly bonus episodes, early access, and ad-free listening: https://www.patreon.com/lotrlorecast On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@LordoftheRingsLorecast Live Shows and game streams: twitch.tv/robotsradio Talk Lord of the Rings and…
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Today I have the great pleasure of sharing a recent conversation that I had with the brilliant Dr Deborah Netolicky. Deb is an Australian School Principal committed to building positive school cultures of trust, inclusivity, and excellence, through collective action that is strategically aligned and based on context, research, and innovation. Deb i…
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Phil Knox, author of The Best of Friends, explores what Lewis said about friendship. Why have we neglected friendship? What lessons can we learn from Lewis? Should we treat all friends equally? For Phil Knox on Unapologetic: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/unapologetic/unapologetic-69-phil-knox-does-evangelism-matter/16302.articleFor Professor …
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Aldarion leaves again, promising to return in only 2 years, and Erendis is bitter, choosing to raise her daughter somewhere without men. Join our Patreon for weekly bonus episodes, early access, and ad-free listening: https://www.patreon.com/lotrlorecast On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@LordoftheRingsLorecast Live Shows and game streams: twitch…
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Today I have the privilege of sharing a recent conversation that I had with the brilliant Lael Stone. Lael is an Australian Speaker, educator, and author and is committed to supporting parents to understand their children, helping adults process their childhood trauma, and creating education systems that value emotional awareness. For Lael, Everyth…
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What were the significant points of contention between Lewis and Tolkien? Where did they differ on theology? How did they respond to each other's fame? What did Tolkien think of The Narnia Chronicles? Why was Lewis' Letters To Malcolm so "horrifying" to Tolkien? Did these two Inklings fall out at the end of Lewis' life? For Holly: https://hollyordw…
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I have the pleasure of sharing a conversation that I recently had with Dr. Shyam Barr. Shyam helps educators foster students’ metacognition and self-regulated learning. Shyam’s research explores professional learning approaches that support teachers’ thinking and practice about self‑regulated learning. We also talked about his new book Educate to S…
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Finally, after years of delay, Aldarion and Erendis wed, and a special guest gives wonderous gifts. Join our Patreon for weekly bonus episodes, early access, and ad-free listening: https://www.patreon.com/lotrlorecast On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@LordoftheRingsLorecast Live Shows and game streams: twitch.tv/robotsradio Talk Lord of the Ring…
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Today I have the privilege of sharing a snippet of a conversation that I had a little while ago with the brilliant Santos Gonzalez Verardo. Santos has spent the last 25 years working as a teacher, administrator, and leadership coach in San Diego. She supports district, school, and teacher leaders navigating challenging and complex educational lands…
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Ray has 32 years of experience in the public education system, including 18 years as an educational leader. In 2014, Ray was named WA Primary Principal of the Year. In this snippet of our longer conversation, we talked about Developing foundational leadership skills, a leader that shaped him, and the power of hindsight. I encourage you to listen to…
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Today I am excited to share a snippet of a longer conversation that I had with Chris Buswell. He is a multi-award-winning educational leader and was named the Showcase Queensland Teacher of the Year in 2019, Commonwealth Bank Australia Teaching Fellow in 2020, and The Educator Hot List in 2023. In this chat, we talked about building a school, estab…
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Today I wanted to share a snippet of a longer conversation with the amazing Professor Andy Hargreaves. Andy needs no introduction. He is a speaker, author, advisor, and researcher who advocates for equitable and inclusive education In this existential interview, we talked about What truly matters, the wonders of childhood and embracing change. You …
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Dr Holly Ordway, author of Tolkien’s Faith explores what Lewis and Tolkien thought of each other when they first met. How did their friendship blossom? Why was their conversation in Addison's Walk so significant to Lewis' journey back to Christianity? What influence did the two men have on each other?For Holly: https://hollyordway.com/+ Subscribe t…
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Three years pass, and yet Aldarion will not set a wedding date and is torn more than ever between Erendis and the Sea. Join our Patreon for weekly bonus episodes, early access, and ad-free listening: https://www.patreon.com/lotrlorecast On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@LordoftheRingsLorecast Live Shows and game streams: twitch.tv/robotsradio Ta…
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Today Maggie and Corey return to Tolkien in order to begin looking more carefully at the act of translation being done in the process of the conversion from book to film. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 70, recorded on April 8, 2024. Join us on Mondays at 4:30 PM ET, on this SignumU Youtube chan…
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