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Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith - Join Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Richard Rohlin and their guest co-hosts as they explore the life, works and Middle-earth legendarium of author J. R. R. Tolkien, informed by the Orthodox Christian faith.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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!!!
 
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 Unlimited Opinions! Have you ever wanted to listen to a lawyer and his teenage son discuss the history of philosophy? No? Well, Mark and Adam Bishop are here to discuss it all the same! Every week, they will be making their way through Anthony Kenny's "A New History of Western Philosophy" in order to discuss truly groundbreaking and innovative commentary on Western philosophy. There will also be more than the average amount of references to linguistics, 60s music, and J.R.R. Tolki ...
 
Mysterious Universe is a weekly podcast featuring fascinatingly strange reports from all over the world. Always interesting and often hilarious, join hosts Aaron Wright and Benjamin Grundy as they investigate the latest in futurology, weird science, consciousness research, alternative history, cryptozoology, UFOs, and new-age absurdity.
 
Welcome to Godsplaining: a podcast featuring contemplative preachers and their contemporary age. Considering topics philosophical, theological, cultural, and beyond, Godsplaining presents ideas from the Church’s tradition and brings them to bear on our lives’ most urgent questions. Each week, join the Dominican friars as they muse on all things Catholic.
 
Join the father and son podcasting team of Michael and Micah (12 years old) as we discuss current news regarding all things J.R.R. Tolkien: literature, movies, audio, video, games, festivals, events, music, and more. We also delve deep into the world of Arda and Middle-earth via Tolkien's writings to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the world he created.
 
Two friends and the occasional guest take listeners on a chapter-by-chapter exploration of the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien by treating them as sacred texts worthy of close study. One is a relative newcomer and one has been calling herself a hobbit since the age of 8. Each week, we will cover a chapter through a different motif and use sacred practices to dive deep into the lore of Middle Earth.
 
George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. (Summary form Wikipedia)
 
Six short stories from the master of fantasy! George MacDonald was an influence on many famous fantasy writers, including C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L'Engle. This fantasy story collection includes The Cruel Painter (a vampire story), The Castle, The Wow O'Riven (a love story), The Broken Swords (a tale of war and redemption), The Gray Wolf (a werewolf story) and Uncle Cornelius: His Story. (Summary by Beth Thomas and Maxine)
 
Fantasy Literature has emerged as one of the most important genres over the past few decades and now enjoys extraordinary levels of popularity. The impact of Tolkien’s Middle-earth works and the serialisation of George Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ books has moved these and their contemporaries into mainstream culture. As the popularity grows so does interest in the roots of fantasy, the main writers and themes, and how to approach these texts. Oxford is a natural home to fantasy literature wit ...
 
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Jared, Oriana and Ned talk about Oriana’s choice of topic: the Scouring of the Shire. Both the title of the penultimate chapter of The Lord of the Rings and the event it refers to, the Scouring depicts what happens when Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin return home after all their adventures, only to discover familiar places changed beyond recognition, …
 
Being the ninety-sixth episode of the show in which Ali provides exclusive information about A Very Potter Musical, Frodo made some creative changes when writing LOTR, and Ali and MC are writing The Hobbit: The Musical. MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/thats-what-im-tolkien-about?ref_id=22597 That's What I'm Tolkien About is a proud member o…
 
On Episode 239, we are continuing our journey through The History of Middle-earth series as we survey volume 6, The Return of the Shadow, which is the first of 4 volumes dealing with the textual history of The Lord of the Rings. In this volume, we learn about Frodo's and Strider's original names, Bilbo's marriage, Treebeard's first appearance, and …
 
Our guest for this episode is a very well-respected artist in Tolkien circles: Jenny Dolfen! Jenny has been a freelance illustrator since 2003, and has gained notoriety for her work inspired by Tolkien's texts. She has won the Tolkien Society Award for Best Art three times, in 2014, 2018, and 2020! In this interview, Sarah talks to Jenny about her …
 
091 - Literature and JRR TolkienIn this episode, Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Gregory Pine discuss the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and the themes of creation, evil, and the fight for the good that are prevalent throughout his writing. Support the Podcast- Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining?...​Shop our store- https://godsplaining.bigcartel.co…
 
On episode 238, we are continuing our tour of The History of Middle-earth series as we survey Volume 5, The Lost Road and Other Writings! The Lost Road and Other Writings contains Tolkien's earliest writings on the legend of Númenor, as well as updated timelines for the Silmarillion and the last version of The Silmarillion he wrote before writing T…
 
This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 9, The Grey Havens Rebuilding the Shire Galadriel’s genetics Only Frodo has PTSD WHERE IS THE FRODO AND ROSIE FRIENDSHIP?!?! The Ringbearers leave. Support the Show at https://www.patreon.com/Soyouwanttoreadtolkien for exclusive content! Contact Us: Find us on Twitter!…
 
John Garth's The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places That Inspired Middle-Earth (Princeton University Press, 2020) takes you to the places that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien to create his fictional locations in The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and other classic works. Written by renowned Tolkien expert John Garth, The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien featur…
 
The epitome of being a UFO researcher it seems, is to have experiences with the intelligence behind the phenomena at an early age. For this episode we discuss the shocking and almost unbelievable story of a Russian researcher who’s early childhood experiences led him to encounter a non human entity in the remote Siberian forests who told him why hu…
 
Guestsplaining 006 - Kaiser Johnson, Actor and AuthorIn this week's special edition of "Technical Difficulties with Godsplaining", we've got this month's Guestsplaining installment today, and our regular Thursday episode will air on Monday! Join Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk as they talk with Kaiser Johnson, who played in Unpla…
 
In Gentrification Down the Shore (Rutgers University Press, 2020), Molly Vollman Makris and Mary Gatta engage in a rich ethnographic investigation of Asbury Park to better understand the connection between jobs and seasonal gentrification and the experiences of longtime residents in this beach-community city. They demonstrate how the racial inequal…
 
Athrabeth is produced by James Pierson. James can be found on twitter @jpierson Citations Tolkien, J. R. R., Carpenter, H., & Tolkien, C. The letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1981. Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings. HarperCollins, 1991. Tolkien, J. R. R. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth. Ed. Christopher Tolkien…
 
From submarines to the suburbs--the remaking of Pittsburgh during the Cold War During the early Cold War, research facilities became ubiquitous features of suburbs across the United States. Pittsburgh's eastern and southern suburbs hosted a constellation of such facilities that became the world's leading center for the development of nuclear reacto…
 
What can we know? How much can we know? Who cares? All these questions and more are answered in this episode of Unlimited Opinions! Mark and Adam break down the various Early Modern philosophical perspectives on what we can and cannot know. Adam's least favorite philosophy, scepticism, rears its ugly head in full force, and the pair looks at realis…
 
Many Irish Americans were refugees. Hear how an Irish band is giving back to help refugees displaced from their native lands. How a little eavesdropping on a conversation led to a fun pub song and a round of beer for the band. Celebrate Star Wars Day with fun Jedi drinking songs. Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories. This is a Virtual Public House for mu…
 
Théoden and Gandalf lead the host of the Rohirrim towards the fords of the Isen to strengthen the forces holding back Saruman’s army. But when they meet a rider coming back from the front line with news of defeat, Théoden takes Gandalf’s counsel and changes course for Helm’s Deep and the mighty fortress of the Hornburg. We look at Unfinished Tales …
 
The Vassals confront their fears and air their grievances about animals! Topics include insects that infest and invade your home, the true meaning of beef, penguin prostitution, and more! Hosts:Peter/ShellfishZander/TheLordBaronSara/DrBloodJock/munrojock2Abby/daceymormontAmber/amberrocksMarie/NymeriaAdam/drownedsnow Credits:Edited by Peter [MP3] Do…
 
In this episode of my weekly podcast, I talk about the Academy awards, Star Wars Day and a number of other topics: News: Star Wars Day on 4 May Movies/TV: Academy Awards and my review of this year’s best movie ‘Nomadland’ Peculiar Bunch: Saint Bernold Books: Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson Science: Mars helicopter flights and creating oxygen on Mars…
 
The Elves 4⁄6: The Diminishment of the Elves. Today we explore the fading of the elves, we also get to hear a rendition of May it Be from the end of Fellowship of the Ring. Finally we hear some elven lyrics and their translations. Special thanks to my guests for this episode: Stephanie Jayne, Marilyn R. Pukkila and Somya Goomer! The Music of The Lo…
 
Sunday Lectio 032 - Fifth Sunday of EasterJoin Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, Fr. Patrick Briscoe, and Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress as they discuss the readings for the 5th Sunday of Easter.Support the Podcast- Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining?...​Shop our store- https://godsplaining.bigcartel.com​​​...​Connect on Social Media- Follow us on I…
 
What are we to make of the numerous and perfuse global reports of encounters with giants and their remains? Modern and traditional cultures tell stories of the giants that once roamed the earth. Could they be a race of lost humans or something not from this planet? On this episode we discus the stories of those who claim to have seen and interacted…
 
Shane Claiborne heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living "as if Jesus meant the things he said." Amongst other things we talk about nationalism, capital punishment and his project turning guns into gardening tools. You can find out more about Shane HERE. Read, sign, and endorse Christians Against Christian Nat…
 
Being the ninety-fifth episode of the show in which the elves are at Coachella, Bilbo has a glow up, and Thorin in a thong is not what you think. MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/thats-what-im-tolkien-about?ref_id=22597 That's What I'm Tolkien About is a proud member of WBNE. For more information, go to https://wbne.org/ The Show: Twitter - …
 
In this episode, I review the season finale of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, I talk about an essential ingredient for change in the church, I find a fellow Wheel of Time fan and I discuss the recent breakthrough in paleographic research thanks to Artificial Intelligence. And I share the coolest aspect of the Mars Helicopter’s first flight. (Th…
 
Things are going as well as you imagined. Please help us. We've taken on more than we can chew. I think we might all get killed and more importantly get lots of valuable goblins killed too. Why did we think we could hustle a dragon?!? Join three professional comedians and a real-life scholar of horror for adventures in an incredible world of goblin…
 
Théoden offers Wormtongue one last chance to redeem himself, but the counsellor is disinclined to acquiesce to his lord’s request. As Gríma’s stain is (literally) washed away, Gandalf and the king catch up on the history of Saruman’s treachery and the damage already done in Rohan before riding out to do something about it, leaving the fearless and …
 
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:…
 
Sunday Lectio 031: Fourth Sunday of EasterJoin Fr. Patrick Briscoe, Fr. Gregory Pine, and Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress as they discuss the Mass readings for the fourth Sunday of Easter. Support the Podcast- Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining?...​Shop our store- https://godsplaining.bigcartel.com​​​...​Connect on Social Media- Follow us on In…
 
It is easy to dismiss strange and obscure stories as myth, folklore or legend; however if you look closely enough sometimes you can find a grain of truth. We discuss the thousand year pygmy war and the modern archeological evidence to support it. We also explore the appearance of ancient megaliths throughout New Zealand and their association with g…
 
Episode 090: Obedience - Slavery or Freedom?In this episode, Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Bonaventure Chapman consider the place of obedience in the moral life. Some people say it's everything while others say it doesn't matter. Where does it fit and what should we look for?Support the Podcast- Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/godsplaining?...​Shop our…
 
In Mapping Abundance for a Planetary Future: Kanaka Maoli and Critical Settler Cartographies in Hawai'i (Duke University Press, 2021), Candace Fujikane draws upon Hawaiian stories about the land and water and their impact upon Native Hawai'ian struggles to argue that Native economies of abundance provide a foundation for collective work against cli…
 
Graham Singh is the founder of director of the Trinity Centres Foundation, an exciting venture bringing new communities to life through their old religious buildings. He is also the rector of St. Jax, an Anglican Church in the heart of Montreal, and a friend to Tent Theology. Indeed, you cannot find an older friend. Fun fact: he made up the name! Y…
 
Being the ninety-fourth episode of the show in which cornfields are scary, Thorin is not body positivity, and we don’t need all the dwarves. MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/thats-what-im-tolkien-about?ref_id=22597 That's What I'm Tolkien About is a proud member of WBNE. For more information, go to https://wbne.org/ The Show: Twitter - www.t…
 
Adam is compared to a French revolutionary and Mark gets very upset! Also, the pair breaks down the third and final section of background of Early Modern philosophers, from David Hume to Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. They discuss the flaws in empiricism, the value of theology, and the overcomplication and categorization of many of the philosophers. Ther…
 
From sea shanties to Renaissance festivals. A Scottish song gets a New Orleans makeover. Jesse Ferguson imagines the sailors that were part of the fur trade in Canada. Heather Dale shares about a shipwright who built a Viking ship as a tribute to a fallen friend. Welcome to the Pub Songs & Stories, the Virtual Public House where you hear the storie…
 
This lecture is an introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien's third major work, 'The Silmarillion' (1977), and considers its lengthy development in numerous prose and verse texts over fifty years. This lecture offers a guided tour through the development of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Silmarillion' corpus, inclusive of The Silmarillion (1977) and the earlier versions …
 
On episode 237, we are continuing our tour of The History of Middle-earth series as we survey Volume 4, The Shaping of Middle-earth! The Shaping of Middle-earth contains summaries and timetables of the important events from the Elder Days. Join us! Become a patron of The Tolkien Road. Leave a tip. For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podca…
 
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