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Feb

20

Riddles in the Dark Prediction Game Launches

The Mythgard Institute, in conjunction with the Middle-earth Network, is proud to announce the long-awaited launch of the Riddles in the Dark prediction game attached to the RITD podcast by Corey Olsen and Dave Kale. The prediction game brings together guest analysts, hailing from some of the most popular Tolkien websites and podcasts on the Internet.  These experts […]

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Feb

12

Riddles in the Dark: Episode Two

In this session, Dave Kale and Corey Olsen discuss the extraordinary sequence of misfortunes that afflicted the House of Durin, especially Thror. They explore Thror’s story and gruesome death in Appendix A ofLOTR and The Quest for Erebor and connect it to the story of The Hobbit. Finally, they speculate on what role Thror may play in […]

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Feb

05

Faerie and Fantasy Class 23 Online

Faerie and Fantasy Class 23 (Princess and the Goblin, Chapters 1-10) is now available for download. See? I’m getting the production gears in motion again!

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Jan

30

Silmarillion Seminar Episode #19 is Up!

Silmarillion Seminar #19, “Fingolfin, We Hardly Knew Ye” (Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin), is now available for download. You can get it on the iTunes feed, as usual, or you can also find it on my The Silmarillion Seminar page!

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Jan

29

Welcome to the New Site!

A brand new chapter in the tolkienprofessor.com‘s history is opening in front of you, dear visitors! With the help of Mythgard Institute, my recently-launched school for the study of Tolkien and related works, I have just completed a complete redesign of the Tolkien Professor website.  I think you’ll love it, but let me give you the […]

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Jan

25

Announcing Riddles in the Dark

The Mythgard Institute, in conjunction with the Middle-earth Network, is excited to announce a new bi-weekly podcast from The Tolkien Professor, Corey Olsen, and Middle-earth Network Radio Programming Director Dave Kale. The 30-minute Riddles in the Dark podcasts began Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 10:00 am UTC-5 and will be broadcast live on Middle-earth Network Radio.  The archived […]

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Dec

13

Eighth in Hobbit Lectures Series Posted

Announcing the completion of my The Hobbit lecture series, started all the way back in 2006!  The latest episode, Number 8, is online now for your listening enjoyment.

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Jul

21

Announcing the Mythgard Institute

Want to study Tolkien for credit towards an MA (or just for fun) with world-class scholars and teachers? Listen to the recording of the live broadcast announcement of the Mythgard Institute, courtesy of Middle-Earth Network Radio: Part I: .mp3 | .m4a  Part II: .mp3 | .m4a (and the Mythgard Q&A Call-In Show, 11/27/11: .mp3) For years, students have had two basic options in higher education: take courses […]

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Jun

18

Undergraduate Survey Course Complete

All lectures have been given, the students have gone and the entire series of Undergraduate Tolkien Survey recordings has been posted online. Listen in on the complete Washington College Tolkien course from the Spring 2010 semester!

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May

12

Special Literary Announcement

Listen in as I announce my new book, Exploring The Hobbit, on Middle-earth Network Radio! Radio Show - .mp3 or .m4a

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