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.
This session of the Silmarillion Seminar concludes the Allkalabeth. It’s called “The Castle of Arrrggghhhh”. You’ll have to listen to find out why! Get the download here or on The Tolkien Professor iTunes feed.
The decline and fall of Numenor as detailed in the Allkalabeth is discussed at length in Silmarillion Seminar 31: ”Somewhere Beyond the Sea”. Listen here or on iTunes.
Who needs Atlantis when you can have Numenor? Episode 31 of the Silmarillion Seminar, titled “Frank from Numenor,” is now available here, and on iTunes.
Silmarillion Seminar 30 is posted! Find out what Mr. T and Voldemort have to do with the War of Wrath in this episode entitled “I Pity the Fool!” Find all the episodes of the Silmarillion Seminar here, or subscribe to the Tolkien Professor’s feed through iTunes.
Faerie and Fantasy 40, the final episode, is now posted! The entire Faerie and Fantasy class is now available for your listening pleasure. You can find it here or on iTunes. Happy Thanksgiving!