May

20

Faerie and Fantasy 26

Faerie and Fantasy 26 is available! This time Dr. Olsen tackles J.R.R Tolkien’s “Smith of Wootton Major” and takes a look at the realm of Faerie. Find it and all the episodes of the Faerie and Fantasy class here, or listen on iTunes.

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May

08

Faerie and Fantasy 25

The long awaited next installment of Faerie and Fantasy 25 is available! Download it here, or listen on iTunes.

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May

03

Riddles in the Dark: Episode Eight

Dr. Olsen and Dave Kale sat down for an emergency recording of Riddles in the Dark following “The CinemaCon Controversy”, as it’s come to be known.  Take a listen to Episode Eight for their takes on what was seen in the most recent footage!

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Apr

28

Riddles in the Dark: Episodes Six and Seven

After a slightly longer than usual delay, listeners will be delighted to know that Dr. Olsen and Dave Kale are back with another two installments of Riddles in the Dark.  Episodes Six and Seven will cover the much rumored about “split” between the two upcoming Peter Jackson Hobbit films.  Episode Seven even contains a special guest appearance […]

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Apr

08

Faerie and Fantasy 24

Faerie and Fantasy 24 continues with George McDonald’s “The Princess and the Goblin”, Chapters 11-20. Download it here.

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Mar

28

Silmarillion Seminar 21 is Posted!

At long last, Silmarillion Seminar Episode 21, “Random Things Mandos Said at a Party” (the second session on Chapter 19, “Of Beren and Luthien”) is now available for download.

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Mar

23

Riddles in the Dark: Episode Five

The latest installment of Dr. Olsen’s Riddles in the Dark podcast series has just been posted over at Mythgard’s site.  Take a listen as he and Dave Kale discuss “Bombur and Buffoonery” – the beginnings of the talks on how humor might be incorporated into Peter Jackson’s celluloid adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

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Mar

13

Silmarillion Seminar 20 is Posted!

At last, Silmarillion Seminar Episode 20, “Thingol, Father of the Year” (on Chapter 19, “Of Beren and Luthien”) is now available for download.

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Mar

09

Riddles in the Dark Episode Four!

Episode Four is now available! Prof. Corey Olsen and Dave Kale finally get to the heart of the matter and discuss Thorin Oakenshield.  They compare his different portrayals across The Hobbit, Appendix A of The Return of the King, and different versions of The Quest of Erebor and analyze how they may be combined and […]

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Feb

22

Riddles in the Dark: Episode Three

Prof. Corey Olsen and Dave Kale tackle one of their favorite events in all of Middle-earth history: The Battle of Azanulbizar.  Heroic deeds, cinematic taunts, slaughter and death, and, of course, the burned dwarves: they cover it all.  They share some of their favorite passages from Appendix A of The Return of the King, delve […]

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