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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 ...
 
From humble beginnings in a living room to a full-on gaming space, the cast of The Pod Called Quest is here to bring you the best long-form actual play podcast around. Die-hard players of the Pathfinder Roleplaying game, the PCQ is dedicated to telling great stories while also fully utilizing the incredible ruleset that the Pathfinder RPG provides. So grab a drink and take a seat. For today, we quest!
 
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 Movie Multiverse follows, analyzes and discusses the growing number of shared movie universes based on comic book superhero properties and beyond. Subscribe to hear reviews and the latest news about universes such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Cinematic Universe, the Fox Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Sony Spidey-verse, the Star Wars Universe and many more!
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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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Our heroes encounter a powerful foe and must employ every trick they know to deal with its cutting assault! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “Jade” Courtesy of Scott Buckley Creative C…
 
Upon entering the Golden Hall, Gandalf is challenged once again; this time by Wormtongue, the king’s counsellor who may not exactly have Rohan’s best interests in mind. Gandalf puts the worm in its place (before Gimli can dissect it for smack-talking Galadriel) and then leads Théoden out into the light, to healing and hope for victory against Iseng…
 
Our guest this week is a viral sensation on TikTok and has recently made the move to YouTube: Willie Jenkins! Willie Jenkins is a super fan of Tolkien! He also has a magnetic personality and a desire to teach. These things have combined to make him a hit as he puts together short videos that summarize different characters or events from Tolkien's w…
 
The group fights some undead and venture off to a corner of the marsh even their halfling guide hasn't been to! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “Jade” Courtesy of Scott Buckley Creati…
 
On this episode, Matt dives into the world of Falcon and Winter Soldier. Where is the show headed? What impact will it make on the larger MCU? Who will live? Who will die? Matt offers his thoughts. This week, the show is not brought to you by Lobster kitchen Mits. Visit www.thetelescopeshow.com to see all the products that don’t sponsor the show.…
 
Our heroes ride up the long and winding road that leads to Théoden’s door, but first they have to get through two sets of guards. Fortunately, Gandalf’s polyglottal talents get them through the first gate into Edoras, and they’ll be allowed into Meduseld itself just as long as they check their weapons at the door… their ancient, irreplaceable, pric…
 
On this episode, Matt delves into the gorgeous and authentic world of Raya and the Last Dragon. You'll get some spicy details about the movie's production, Matt's review and a look through the telescope. The telescope reveils how Sisu the dragon and Raya the protagonist give us pictures of Jesus. Indie Wire article about Raya and the Last Dragon: h…
 
After an intense encounter with the Brinestump goblins, the group makes a discovery and continues their exploration of the swamp! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “Jade” Courtesy of Sc…
 
In the midst of the Brinestump Marsh, the group faces off with a group of goblins and their stolen fireworks! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more con…
 
Our guest this week is a consummate Tolkien scholar and academic: Chris Vaccaro! Chris is the editor of two collections of scholarship about J.R.R. Tolkien: The Body in Tolkien’s Legendarium (2013) and Tolkien and Alterity (2017). He is also the organizer of the annual Tolkien in Vermont conference and a co-organizer of the Tolkien at Kalamazoo gro…
 
Before we return to The Lord of the Rings for the further adventures of The White Rider and Friends in Rohan, we spend some time in the common-room with listeners for another quarterly live Q&A episode! Current events with Saruman at Isengard are clearly on the minds of many, as we field questions about Ol’ Many Colors himself and the Ents who’ve u…
 
After a fight with an imposter, the group gets down to business! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative …
 
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 2021 the theme is Hope and Courage. Join us for our sixth annual celebration of this international event, as Alan and Shawn courageo…
 
On this episode, Matt discusses the Zombifying nature of the Covid-19 virus, Wandavision and the conservative backlash against Harry Potter. Matt recently received 100 comments on Facebook when he asked about the witch / magical elements of Wanda Vision compared to those of Harry Potter, which drew a lot of criticism when it was first released. Cov…
 
Our guest this week is a fantastic animator and author: Molly Ostertag! Molly is known for her work on several animated series, including Star vs. The Forces of Evil, The Owl House, and ThunderCats Roar. She is also a New York Times Bestselling author who enjoys writing Lord of the Rings fanfiction and fan comics. Her most exciting recent work is h…
 
With our motley band of adventurers, chefs, and fortune-tellers assembled, the group sets out on their quest to Brinestump Marsh! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreon an…
 
The newly-minted Gandalf the White advises the Three Hunters to leave the Hobbits in the strong, twiggy hands of Treebeard and go to Edoras. They agree, but Legolas still wants to know how Gandalf is — y’know, not dead — launching the wizard into a brief account of his fight with Durin’s Bane, and your hosts into an epic series of sidebars about Ga…
 
Join The Pod Called Quest crew as we meet 5 new unlikely heroes and embark on our first ever official Paizo Adventure Path of Jade Regent! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our P…
 
The old man is revealed to be an old friend: Gandalf the (Formerly) Grey, returned beyond hope from death in battle with the Balrog of Moria. Enhanced in power and in insight, Gandalf gets caught up on the news he missed while he was out; and then offers some wisdom to his companions about Sauron, Saruman, and the power hidden in the forest. Danger…
 
Our guest this week is the first one we have had who worked on the Peter Jackson adaptations of The Lord of the Rings! Bruce Hopkins played the character Gamling in the three films released at the beginning of the millennium. He shares with us his own journey as a Tolkien reader, as well as some stories from the set and his personal trek across New…
 
On Friday, March 12th join us for a brand new adventure with the official Paizo adventure path Jade Regent and get excited because your good buddy Foz is running the show this time around! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black co…
 
We're in the endgame now. The final destination. The last crusade. It is with a heavy heart that I proclaim this to be the final episode of the Movie Multiverse podcast - in which Joel and I reminisce about the last seven years, share some messages from our amazing fans and compete in one last epic game of Six Degrees Please continue to reach out t…
 
Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli follow the trail of the missing hobbits, gradually drawing closer to the forbidding fringes of Fangorn Forest. They find new signs that give them hope, but the Dwarf can’t forget about the mysterious old man, and the trees don’t seem to be taking too kindly to his axe. Soon the old man appears again, leading to a surprisi…
 
Join us as we close out the mystery that was Quest Side Story with our typically Patreon exclusive commentary show, Meridian Monthly! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreo…
 
On this Episode, Matt wades into the discussion over Lucas Films' firing of Gina Carano. Why did so many people willing to petition for her to get the ax? What did Jesus say when confronted by a similar situation? It's all in today's episode. Business Insider Story (Mars Stuff) https://www.businessinsider.com/mars-rover-spacex-uae-hope-probe-top-sp…
 
We welcome the acclaimed illustrator Ted Nasmith back to The Prancing Pony Podcast for his first full-length interview! We catch up with Ted about life, art, and everything else since we last spoke to him at Tolkien 2019, including the recent publication of the illustrated edition of Unfinished Tales and teasers about the new illustrated edition of…
 
For this week's episode of the Tolkien Experience Podcast, I am very excited to share our interview with the creator of Diverse Tolkien! While she does not want me to use her name, the creator of Diverse Tolkien can be found on Twitter and Tumblr where she focuses on discussing anti-blackness in Tolkien's work and in the fan community. She wanted m…
 
This week, sit back and enjoy this special look at some Patreon exclusive content and find out what's been going on with Hannibal Thatcher since he exited the show! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support …
 
Waiting for the Ents to make a decision turns out to be an exercise in patience for Merry and Pippin, until Treebeard mercifully excuses them from the proceedings. He leaves them in the company of Quickbeam: a younger, hastier Ent who’s about as hobbitish as they come (admittedly, a low bar). We get to the rocky bottom of the relationship between E…
 
With the city in disarray, the party fights to defend the Lyceum, investigate an apparent escape, and attend a religious ceremony that inevitably falls apart! Get excited for a very special extended episode to cap off the tale of Quest Side Story! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic r…
 
At Wellinghall, Merry and Pippin learn more about the Ents’ hope for the future (in song form!) and get some sleep — horizontally — before leaving in the morning for Entmoot under the protective bough of Treebeard. Ents soon arrive in a startling variety of shapes, sizes, and likenesses, and begin a meeting to get to the root of the Saruman problem…
 
We have a fantastic guest to start off our second season of the Tolkien Experience Podcast: Marcel Aubron-Bülles! Marcel, also known as The Tolkienist, is very involved in Tolkien fandom. Marcel is best know for his work as the founder of the German Tolkien Society. He is also an independent Tolkien scholar, and a very active member of the Tolkien …
 
With the imminent threat of violence in the capitol, the group must set aside their differences or leave Rygel ripe for the taking! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreon …
 
After hearing Merry and Pippin’s account of their recent adventures, Treebeard starts talking (and doesn’t stop) about wizards, ecopolitics, and “the one that got away”. Unfortunately, spokesplants for Fimbrethil and the Entwives have not responded to requests for comment, and we won’t hold our breath waiting for them to. But at least now Treebeard…
 
With dire events just around the corner, the party must come to grips with a fallen ally! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Check out some friends of the show! The Artist's Table Radio Check out friend of the sho…
 
Merry and Pippin travel deeper into Fangorn Forest with a guided tour (really more of a picked-up-and-carried tour) provided by Treebeard. Their host may be more wooden than Alan and Shawn, but he’s both informative and entertaining, singing songs and telling stories about the forest and the Ents themselves. Soon they arrive at Wellinghall, where h…
 
The group investigates the strange underground mausoleum they find themselves in and try to piece together what's going on with Ezra! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreo…
 
Escaping from mortal danger into deadly peril, Merry and Pippin wander into Fangorn Forest. The place seems more strange than scary, but it’s far from welcoming; and an offhand comment by Pippin about almost liking the forest attracts the attention of the local plant life. Is the mysterious Ent all bark and no bite? Or will it tear the hobbits limb…
 
With Jo all alone and face-to-face with Ezra, the group must make their way down below the warehouse before they lose another friend! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreo…
 
On this episode, Matt shares some exciting details about the show's rebrand, gives a spoiler-free review of WW1984 and audaciously compares the recent capital invasion to the events in the film. Marvel Phase 4 summary: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/20/20702328/marvel-disney-plus-thor-eternals-doctor-strange-wandavision-hawkeye-black-widow-san-die…
 
Following up on our previous examination of race in Tolkien’s work in Episode 114, today we welcome listeners of different racial and ethnic backgrounds to join us and share their experiences of Tolkien’s works and fandom. By looking beyond the author's own views and intentions, we hope to gain a better understanding of the actual impact of Tolkien…
 
A recap/review of The Mandalorian season 2, the first live action TV series set in the Star Wars Universe. We start in on the News Bits at 3:35 and get back to Mando talk at 1:23:10. Check out our Patreon page at Patreon.com/MovieMultiverse to see how you can receive the newest installment of our mini-episode series, Extra Dimensions, where Joel an…
 
With a last-minute internet snaffoo, we're back to see who can once again reign supreme among the Thanes of Rygel! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even mor…
 
After a swift rematch with some flying foes, the group may just have a way to finally make their way straight to Ezra! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Check out some friends of the show! Alchemist's Fire BBQ is…
 
The group follows after their escaped prisoner, and end up running into an unwelcomed yet familiar roadblock! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Check out some friends of the show! Alchemist's Fire BBQ is run by o…
 
Now ringed in by the Rohirrim, the Orcs wait for reinforcements, all the while continuing their civilized parliamentary deliberations. On the committee agenda: 1. You’re a maggot. 2. That guy’s an ape. 3. Consideration of a motion for a vote of no confidence in Uglúk. Grishnákh seizes an opportunity — and the prisoners — but Pippin thinks quickly a…
 
With the party working more closely with Lord Kuretsnov, they look to have themselves yet another interrogation! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Check out some friends of the show! Alchemist's Fire BBQ is run b…
 
The Hobbits continue their zero-star walking tour of Rohan, trudging along with the Orcs in an endless tunnel of misery with nary a pub nor a B&B in sight. But the feel of wet grass between his hairy toes gives Pippin an idea, and he breaks away from the beaten path for just long enough to leave a message for any friend who may be following them: a…
 
The group gets some information out of the detective as well as the new Deputy Prime Minister! Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities.. Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our We…
 
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