Professor Corey Olsen was joined by a record number of Mythgard students at Mythcon 45 in August 2014. In the midst of all the activity, the group got the chance to get together and compare notes about the conference and the papers being presented. As an added benefit, they were visited by a string of […]
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Corey comments on the release of Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf. Originally recorded May 2014. Listen on iTunes or here
The final installment of the Silmarillion Seminar, “The Lost Episode” has been recreated for your listening pleasure! Find it here or on iTunes
The Tolkien Professor reacts to “The Desolation of Smaug”, the second movie in Peter Jackson’s increasingly epic adaptation of “The Hobbit”. Parts one and two can be found here, or on iTunes.
After a long absence, Office Hours with The Tolkien Professor is back! Professor Olsen discusses such diverse topics as the relationship between the Rohirrim and the Anglo-Saxons and the practicality of getting a graduate degree in Tolkien Studies. You can download Office Hours #6 here, or listen on iTunes.
The Tolkien Professor chats with authors and uber-geeks Ethan Gilsdorf and Noble Smith. Ethan Gilsdorf is the author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms. Noble Smith is the author of The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a […]
Bernd Greisinger has opened up his private collection of Tolkien-related literature, art, and collectibles to the public in an immersive, multi-media experience at the Greisinger Museum of Jenins, Switzerland. Mr. Greisinger talks to Professor Olsen about his collection, and his vision for the museum. You can find the files here, or subscribe to The Tolkien […]
Tolkien Chat 13: Mythgard at Mythcon 44 July 12 through 15 saw a swarm of fantasy scholars and fans descend on the Kellogg Conference Center of Michigan State University to participate in the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythcon 44. This year’s theme, “The Green and Growing Land,” spark the imagination of a number of Mythgard Institute students. […]
The penultimate session of the Silmarillion Seminar is now available. Silmarillion Seminar 34, “Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers” (aka “The One in Which Lara Speaks”) covers Part 1 of The Rings of Power and the Third Age. Find it here or check out this and all the other Tolkien Professor podcasts on iTunes.
Food takes center stage in The Hobbit from the outset, with Thorin’s dwarves cleaning out Bilbo’s larders at the Unexpected Party, and soon, you too will be able to cook like Bilbo, Beorn, and Bombadil! Chef Heath Dill’s upcoming cookbook, Medium Rare and Back Again: Food from the World of Middle-earth, is now available for pre-order! A […]