Best jrr tolkien podcasts we could find (Updated June 2018)
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There And Back Again
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In this series, story expert Alastair Stephens guides you through the pages of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
 
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.
 
Three friends get together each week and start talking Tolkien. Tolkien Expert Katie Sabo, casual fan Jon Cox, and newbie Chase Smith spend each week talking through these books chapter by chapter. A great book club experience, this show offers a conversational and fun way to read along!
 
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Scenario Brothers
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Hey Bros & Ho...Ladies! Join us as we explore Hypothetical Situations, Pitch Movie Sequels & Reboots no one wants to see and argue about who would win in a fight between Macaulay Culkin and JRR Tolkien.
 
There is something in the jungle of Irma Flores that has terrorized Sarah for years. As a scientist she needs to know what it is and by confronting this evil she is about to be awakened from her nightmare. She doesn’t know it but she will also begin her first faltering steps toward enlightenment. Along the way, she will have to contend with a strange dwarf people, pirates, corporate raiders and an obstinate lover. Her road to nirvana will be a raw and bruising journey that is certain to be b ...
 
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Merton College
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A series of podcasts from Merton College, a vibrant and diverse intellectual community that has been at the forefront of education and research at Oxford University since 1264. Nobel Prize winners and other cultural and scientific leaders, such as TS Eliot, JRR Tolkien, and Andrew Wiles, adorn the list of Eminent Mertonians. Merton’s tradition of excellence lives on, thanks to the talent and dedication of college fellows, students, staff and alumni. Together with our historic architecture, b ...
 
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In this week’s session, we approach the final fate of the ring with a discussion of heroism, strength and fortitude in the shadow of Mount Doom in chapter three of book six of The Lord of the Rings. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Sch ...…
 
Oh, what sad times are these when Tolkien podcasters can make it through an entire season without a single reference to shrubberies? For our final episode on The Hobbit, we return with a retrospective: one that sounds nice (of course!) and not too expensive. First, we cut down the mightiest themes in the story wiiith… a revisiting! Then we answ ...…
 
Having survived trolls, goblins, wolves, spiders, riddles with Gollum and Smaug, the horror of battle, and the rude awakening of Elvish singing, Bilbo Baggins makes it back home again in the last chapter of The Hobbit. All of his neighbors are surprised to find him alive, some are disappointed; and even Gandalf knows Bilbo is not the hobbit he ...…
 
In this week’s session, we continue book six of The Lord of the Rings with more discussion of hope and despair, greatness and grace, and strong masculine relationships. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on P ...…
 
Bilbo wakes up after the Battle of Five Armies in Chapter 18 of The Hobbit, dazed, confused, and very much invisible. Returning to camp, he has a bittersweet reunion with Thorin Oakenshield and realizes that his adventure has finally come to an end. He bids a fond farewell before turning back for home with the friendship of both Elves and Dwarv ...…
 
In this week’s session, we begin book six of The Lord of the Rings with the return to Samwise Gamgee, the influence of the ring, and spontaneous poetry. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Poi ...…
 
As Chapter 17 of The Hobbit begins, the Lonely Mountain is under siege. Thorin — hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in Middle-earth — refuses to negotiate, knowing Dain is on his way. When Bilbo’s plot is revealed, Thorin goes into a rage and orders him gone (“‘Order’, eh? ‘Oo does ‘e ...…
 
In this week’s session, we conclude book five of The Lord of the Rings with the march to Morannon, Aragorn’s mercy, and Pippin’s last stand. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caf ...…
 
In Chapter 16 of The Hobbit, little Bilbo takes matters (and the Arkenstone) into his own hands and makes a deal with Bard and the Elvenking, who presumably don’t already have one, in an attempt to end the standoff peacefully. We consider just how short-sighted Thorin’s position really is, discuss how Bilbo totally owns the whole “honest burgla ...…
 
In this week’s session, we approach the end of book five of The Lord of the Rings with healing, debate and discussion, and the importance of gulls. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point No ...…
 
In Chapter 15, birds again show that their value in The Hobbit far outweighs their inability to carry a coconut. Bilbo and the Dwarves learn of Smaug’s death from the wise old raven Roäc, but they also learn that a host of Elves and Men is on its way to the Lonely Mountain —probably not to help redecorate. Will Thorin give charity to those in n ...…
 
In this week’s session, we discuss hope and despair at Denethor’s pyre, and then bring athelas to the Houses of Healing. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinated by buying m ...…
 
We cut away to Lake-town for Chapter 14 of The Hobbit, as the people of Esgaroth slowly realize that the lights coming from the Lonely Mountain are not the triumphant King Thorin flooding the river with gold, but a very angry dragon. The town worrier turns town warrior and leads the people in a valiant defense, but the cost is high… and everyon ...…
 
In this week’s session, we conclude the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and discuss eucatastrophe, magical winds, and try not to weep openly. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caf ...…
 
Trapped in the side-door tunnel at the beginning of Chapter 13 of The Hobbit, “Not at Home,” Bilbo leads the party in the only direction they can go: down. At the bottom they find no sign of Smaug, and the Dwarves rejoice at the recovery of their lost treasure. Only Mr. Baggins realizes that the celebration is premature and wonders where the dr ...…
 
In this week’s session, we ride with the Rohirrim to Minas Tirith and begin the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinated by buying me a coffee ...…
 
In the second half of Chapter 12 of The Hobbit, Bilbo returns to Smaug’s lair to find the dragon waiting for him. Luckily he has on his ring, but the dragon senses his presence, and soon he is locked in a battle of wits with the wily worm. Bilbo’s Tookish side comes out as he plays at riddles, but Smaug quickly turns from cunning to cranky, and ...…
 
In this week’s session, we discuss hope and despair, the siege of Gondor, and the clash of Gandalf and the Witch-King of Angmar. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinated by ...…
 
As we begin Chapter 12 of The Hobbit, Bilbo the burglar is finally ready to enter Smaug’s lair alone, if only to get away from yet another self-important speech by Thorin. Braving the sleeping dragon, he manages to remove one piece of treasure from the hoard. But one piece at a time won’t cut it, and Smaug knows when something has been stolen. ...…
 
In this week’s session, we discuss the new The Fall Of Gondolin book, the muster of the Rohirrim, and the beginning of the Siege of Gondor. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caff ...…
 
In this unexpectedly abbreviated session, we discuss the role of women in Tolkien’s world, and the conversation between Aragorn and Éowyn! Apologies for the inelegant dismount from the show — we’ll pick up with an extra-length episode on Thursday! Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for ...…
 
In our second Prancing Pony Podcast Q&A episode, Alan and Shawn answer live questions from guest patrons on diverse topics, from the fate of Dwarves after death to which character we’d cosplay as… if either of us ever left the house, of course. Hear your hosts attempt to pronounce Eorl and wax philosophical about who the true hero of The Lord o ...…
 
In this session, we make it to the second chapter of The Return Of The King with discussions of oaths and oathbreaking! Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinated by buying me ...…
 
In Chapter 11 of The Hobbit, Bilbo and the Dwarves finally reach the Lonely Mountain, but they don’t know where the hidden door is. Then they find the door, but they don’t know how to open it. Fortunately, they do have an ancient map and a very lucky Hobbit with them, and they’ve arrived just in time. While Bilbo looks back to the west, missing ...…
 
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 aloud. The theme for 2018 is Home and Hearth: the many ways of being a Hobbit. From the Shire to Cirith Ungol and back again, Alan and Shawn rattle on like Gaffer Gamgee at the Ivy Bush, rea ...…
 
In this session, we begin The Return Of The King with discussions of the White Tree of Gondor, high style and the nobility of hobbits. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinat ...…
 
Please keep your arms and legs inside the barrels at all times, until the ride comes to a complete stop in Lake-town where our heroes arrive, barely, in Chapter 10 of The Hobbit. Most of the Lake-towners have forgotten the past, but some still sing about the return of a nigh-legendary King under the Mountain. While Thorin soaks up the town’s ad ...…
 
In this session, we discuss the future, Orc culture and the extensive history of the One Ring as we conclude The Two Towers. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinated by buyi ...…
 
It’s the world’s worst whitewater rafting trip in the second half of Chapter 9 of The Hobbit! Bilbo reveals his plan for escaping the Elvenking’s halls. His friends are, quite understandably, less than enthusiastic, but with both time and ideas running out, it’s into the barrels they go! As they float away to freedom (or death), we learn more a ...…
 
In this session, we study separation and despair as we reach the end of The Two Towers in Chapter Ten of Book Four, The Choices Of Master Samwise. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point Nor ...…
 
The rest of the Dwarves are taken by the Elves in the first half of Chapter 9 of The Hobbit. Bilbo avoids capture thanks to his ring, only to get stuck hiding for weeks in the Elvenking’s halls. Fortunately, Mr. Invisible Baggins keeps busy with more than just pilfering food, and soon an escape plan begins to take shape in the king’s impressive ...…
 
In this session, we talk about the power of stories with Sam, then face the evil of Shelob with the phial of Galadriel in chapters eight and nine of book four of The Lord of the Rings. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support ...…
 
In our final episode on Chapter 8 of The Hobbit, Bilbo dispatches the Mirkwood spiders and rescues his friends, though it must be said that one beard sadly perishes in the effort. Thorin, however, has already been taken prisoner by the Elvenking, whose name is conspicuously missing from the pages of this book. We revisit the early chapters of T ...…
 
The second of three episodes on Chapter 8 of The Hobbit. As Mirkwood continues with no apparent end, our heroes get desperate and stray from the path when they see Elves feasting in a clearing nearby. They try three times to crash the party, but each time chaos ensues, and soon Bilbo finds himself alone in the dark with several Spiders of Unusu ...…
 
In the first episode of our trilogy on Chapter 8 of The Hobbit, Bilbo and the Dwarves enter Mirkwood and quickly learn the true meaning of the term "pitch-dark.” As the days drag on, their hunger and desperation grow, and there seems to be no end to the forest… but at least the spiders here are just small ones of Ordinary Size. We discuss Tolki ...…
 
In this session, we catch up with Frodo and Sam as they leave Ithilien for the dangers of Mordor in chapters six and seven of book four of The Lord of the Rings. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule ROAM, the app recommended by Ax ...…
 
We resume Chapter 7 of The Hobbit. Bilbo and the Dwarves spend a few days as the guests of Beorn, comfortable despite the occasional late-night sounds of a hungry bear on the other side of the door. After verifying their story personally, Beorn agrees to help the party with food, advice, and more… but he still doesn’t trust the Dwarves complete ...…
 
This week, we celebrate our fiftieth session by running long and adding an extra session as we continue our exploration of book four of The Lord of the Rings! Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Ke ...…
 
In this session, we talk about the excellence of Faramir and Sam as we discuss chapter five of book four of The Lord of the Rings! Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinated b ...…
 
Chapter 7 of The Hobbit begins with a rude awakening in an Eagle’s eyrie. But our heroes are soon off on their way again, and find themselves at the home of Beorn the skin-changer. Is he a man that changes into a bear, or a bear that changes into a man? Find out as we explore the linguistic and mythical inspirations for one of Middle-earth's mo ...…
 
Alan and Shawn are delighted to welcome Michael Drout to The Prancing Pony Podcast! As co-founder and co-editor of the journal Tolkien Studies and multiple books on the Professor, Drout is one of the most prolific Tolkien scholars in the field today. We talk to him about his personal discovery of Tolkien, the future of Tolkien studies and fando ...…
 
In this session, we find solace in Ithilien and meet Faramir of Gondor as we discuss chapters three and four of book four of The Lord of the Rings! Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point No ...…
 
We pick up Chapter 6 of The Hobbit with our heroes literally up a tree. Gandalf keeps the wolves at bay by playing with fire, but when the goblins arrive, things quickly heat up for Bilbo and his friends. Just as the situation begins to go up in smoke, unexpected help comes from above. We talk about the Eagles, their role in the legendarium, an ...…
 
In this session, we cross the Dead Marshes and discuss the second chapter of book four of The Lord of the Rings! Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinated by buying me a coff ...…
 
In this session, we discuss the first chapter of book four of The Lord of the Rings! Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinated by buying me a coffee! Pledge your support dire ...…
 
As Chapter 6 of The Hobbit opens, Bilbo emerges from the mountains and soon hears the familiar voices of Gandalf and the Dwarves. He sneaks up on them with the help of his new ring, and finally wins some respect with his stealth and the tale of his escape. But the happy reunion proves short-lived; the company move on, coming to a clearing in th ...…
 
In what is likely to become an annual event, join Alan and Shawn as they use the wayback machine to revisit episode 028 in this special director's cut re-release of our episode on Letters From Father Christmas. Marvel at how far we've come since our early days, but mostly enjoy the charming adventures of Tolkien's creations at The North Pole!…
 
In this session, we reach the end of book three of The Lord of the Rings and discuss Pippin and the palantír. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinated by buying me a coffee! ...…
 
We conclude our trilogy of episodes on Chapter 5 of The Hobbit. Gollum begins to realize that Bilbo has his ring, and Bilbo begins to realize what it does. He uses its power of invisibility to escape from Gollum, but stops short of killing the wretched creature: an act of pity that will have great implications for Bilbo and for Middle-earth. We ...…
 
In this session, we discuss chapters nine and ten of book three of The Lord of the Rings. Download the mp3 here, subscribe on iTunes, on YouTube or via RSS! Show notes: See the slides for this session There And Back Again: Production Schedule Support Point North on Patreon! Keep Point North caffeinated by buying me a coffee! Pledge your support ...…
 
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