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!
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 […]
Faerie and Fantasy 24 continues with George McDonald’s “The Princess and the Goblin”, Chapters 11-20. Download it here.
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.
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.
At last, Silmarillion Seminar Episode 20, “Thingol, Father of the Year” (on Chapter 19, “Of Beren and Luthien”) is now available for download.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!